BenzWorld Senior Member
Date registered: Dec 2003
Vehicle: 1990 230E & '89 TE
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RE: Score one for the gene pool....
You're both very amusing.
Tcp, I'd love to meet your long-suffering Wife (and Dog), sadly, I don't attend Wimbledon. I live about 500 miles away (yes, I know it's just a short hop to an American) and tennis bores me to death. Give me Rugby any day.
Buster is my Springer Spaniel.
I don't understand your obsession with semantics, "So much for Democracy" means that once again the politicians pushed through legislation (abolishing the Death Penalty) that represented only their own wishes, not those of the public. That is undemocratic IMO. End of.
On the subject of the Death penalty, consider this:
In 1944 a chap called Captain Binney (very distinguished Naval Officer) was xmas shopping in London when he saw a Jewellers shop robbery. He gave chase to the thieves and they deliberately ran him down in their car and dragged him over a quarter of a mile under their car. Witnesses heard his terrified screams for help but couldn't do anything. His killers were a gang of young men, they weren't hanged for this killing, just imprisoned.
A few years later a man called Alec de Antiquis saw an armed robbery, again in London. He obstructed the robbers with his motorbike and was shot dead. His killers were hanged.
One of the killers hanged for the murder of de Antiquis was the younger brother of one of the boys who ran down Captain Binney.
If the killers of Captain Binney had been hanged do you think the younger brother would have still killed de Antiquis?