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  •  So what if it was 1989? In science if you are (1+ / 0-)
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    caught faking data, that's it - you're out of science. No ifs, ands or buts. No second chances. No appeals to sympathy or a hard childhood. Fake data, leave science.  Seems to me that bribery for judges should have an equally strong standard.

    Be very kind, for everyone you know is fighting a great battle.

    by Wee Mama on Sun Nov 19, 2006 at 02:12:48 PM PST

    •  My personal belief is that (0+ / 0-)

      corruption by a public official should be punished by the death penalty.

      Same with corporate corruption, people like Jeff Skilling and Tom Delay should be executed.

      I am sick of this shit.  Public service should be an honor, not a way to line your pockets.

      •  Wow (0+ / 0-)

        The injection for Alcee? Seems a bit harsh.

        Current House tally: 232 Democrats, 199 Republicans; 3 recounts, 1 GOP/Dem runoff (TX-23)

        by Nathaniel Ament Stone on Sun Nov 19, 2006 at 02:57:16 PM PST

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      •  Lovely (0+ / 0-)

        Sounds like you'd feel quite at home in Uzbekistan.

        Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change. - Tennyson

        by bumblebums on Sun Nov 19, 2006 at 03:09:16 PM PST

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        •  IHateBush is on the right track... (0+ / 0-)

          ..Sounds like you, bumblebum, have grown used to the permanent corruption that exists under our current system.  The professional political class protects each other, each others families, each others friends, with plea bargains, pardons, and soft landing private industry jobs.  Oh sure, sometimes they toss someone publicly to the wolves; 'bread and circuses.  But, does anyone really think Mark Foley is going to suffer significantly for his betrayal of trust? Shit, the guy will be popping up on Fox News as a commentator in two years - after Judith Regan publishes his 'confessional'.  And the dems are not much better - witness William 'cold cash' Jefferson.

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