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Old 12-07-2012, 03:54 PM   #2101
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I read a book about a woman held imprisoned in Thailand for drug smuggling.
She was guilty and freely admitted it, although she was coerced and some of it was a bit "wah wah wah".

Still, she said that her time in the "Bangkok Hilton", one of the most notoriious prisons in the world, was better than prison in the UK when she was released back here to serve the rest of her sentence. Because there she had work to do, she met and conversed with other women, she felt her time was served - if not usefully - then at least productively. Prison in the UK in comparison was a death of the mind and the soul.

She might not have had the "three hots and a cot" that people so resent here, but she certainly had the punishment. Not sure why. It certainly wasn't intended as protection for society, or even rehab. What kind of stupid of numb cunt would ever try to smuggle drugs after a conviction?

I quite like what the Dutch do.
Take the drugs, destroy them, send the mules back home.
They don't pay for their upkeep, they don't pay for trials, they just pack them off. Now that's a deterrant, surely? To anyone so desperate for food and housing to want to go to prison? Which according to our right wing press, all crimials secretly want to do.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:16 PM   #2102
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:32 AM   #2103
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I quite like what the Dutch do.
Take the drugs, destroy them,
yeah, destroy them, right. Just the thing I'd do if I were a Dutch narcotics officer.


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Old 12-08-2012, 11:13 AM   #2104
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yeah, destroy them, right. Just the thing I'd do if I were a Dutch narcotics officer.


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Isn't destroy a synonym for re-sell?
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:19 AM   #2105
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Isn't destroy a synonym for re-sell?
Not in my Dutch-to-English book. It's a synonym for 'partake of yourself why don't you?'
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:23 AM   #2106
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Well, they don't specify how the drugs were destroyed, did they? I imagine after they've been used once they're really no good to anyone anymore.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:26 AM   #2107
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Well, they don't specify how the drugs were destroyed, did they? I imagine after they've been used once they're really no good to anyone anymore.
Not unless it's a suppository and you accidentally poop it out.


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Old 12-08-2012, 03:44 PM   #2108
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Oh, wow.

The nurse who was the subject of a prank call about Kate being in the hospital (some DJ's called and pretended to be Queen and Duke or whatever) and this nurse has now been found dead.

Apparently a suicide.

Who'd think that a little joke like that could go so wrong?
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:26 PM   #2109
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:17 PM   #2110
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Well, they don't specify how the drugs were destroyed, did they? I imagine after they've been used once they're really no good to anyone anymore.
"yes, lieutenant, I burned the entire shipment. Yes, the whole pound of it. What? Oh, yes sir, it did take a while, but only a week or so, sir. I had some help."
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:01 PM   #2111
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Well, they don't specify how the drugs were destroyed, did they? I imagine after they've been used once they're really no good to anyone anymore.
Umm, I recently heard some rather disturbing stories contradicting this.

Apparently, some of the gay parties linked to the Mardi Gras in Sydney become "sweat parties". Most people there would have had something, and a small percentage of it comes out through sweat, which the other party-goes would then lick off. Mutually.

And there was one other chap, who reasoned that a much larger percentage is passed out through urine, and ... [censored in the name of good taste] ... and thus earned the nickname "trough-man".

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Oh, wow.

The nurse who was the subject of a prank call about Kate being in the hospital (some DJ's called and pretended to be Queen and Duke or whatever) and this nurse has now been found dead.

Apparently a suicide.

Who'd think that a little joke like that could go so wrong?
The dicks behind that have a long record of poor taste and bad judgement and have been pulled off air before. Then let back on. The station is again in crisis management, all ads have been pulled, and last night seven of the top ten most read stories on my city's newspaper website were connected to this.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:18 PM   #2112
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Why are news stories finding it important to specify that the nurse was from India?
The fact that she possibly killed herself over this would be diminished if she was from Poland or China?
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:24 PM   #2113
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Maybe for the people scratching their head trying to figure out why she took it so seriously to off herself. That doesn't sound like keep calm and carry on.

But probably because there is so little facts to the story, you can tell the whole thing in a paragraph even if you use $2 words, they need filler.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:36 PM   #2114
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Why are news stories finding it important to specify that the nurse was from India?
The fact that she possibly killed herself over this would be diminished if she was from Poland or China?
Because there have been rumors that she was already suffering from workplace discrimination, like MANY people of Indian and Pakistani descent working in Britain do. There isn't major anti-polish sentiment in Britain, and not nearly as much anti-chinese sentiment as anti-Indian, either. It was the ridicule and racism connected to her screw-up on the phone that pushed her over the edge, supposedly.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:47 PM   #2115
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She died of embarrassment.
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