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  •  Hide Rating for a blatant lie (0+ / 0-)

    I will listen to a lot, but not blatant misdirection.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    I said more exonerations than executions. The responder here is seeking to intentionally mislead my readership, and in the process undermine my credibility.

    "I believe that, as long as there is plenty, poverty is evil." ~Bobby Kennedy

    by Grizzard on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 09:58:45 PM PST

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    •  Grizzard, such false outrage, ugh (0+ / 0-)

      50% of what?

      The error rate of sentencing actually innocent people to death , in Ilinois, was, possibly, as high as 4%, if we accept your 12 exonerated number.

      4%.

      Of those 100% were released.

      11 executed is also about 4% of those  sentenced to death.

      How is 11 executed 50% of those 12 exonerated?

      How is 12 exonerated 50% of the 11 executed?

      I guess if you wish to be silly and add 11 and 12 and then divide it by either 11 or 12 and get about 50%, that would work, but is kind of well, nonsense.

      Come on, this is supposed to be a serious debate.

      •  Blood Pudding recipe (0+ / 0-)

        Ingredients:

            1 quart pig's blood
            12 ounces bread crumbs
            1/2 lb. suet
            Salt and pepper, to taste
            1 quart milk
            1 cup cooked barley
            1 cup dry rolled oats
            1 ounce ground mint

        Preparation:
        Mix all ingredients together in a bowl; pour into a large kettle or Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Pour into a wide shallow bowl and season again if necessary. Chill thoroughly, until firm. When cold it may be cut into slices and fried.

        If it's
        Not your body,
        Then it's
        Not your choice
        And it's
        None of your damn business!

        by TheOtherMaven on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 01:31:48 AM PST

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