Go Back   Bloggingheads Community > Diavlog comments
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Diavlog comments Post comments about particular diavlogs here.
(Users cannot create new threads.)

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 09-02-2011, 11:24 AM
osmium osmium is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: new yorkistan
Posts: 708
Default Re: Booze and Money (Tim Fernholz & Megan McArdle)

Originally Posted by sugarkang View Post
Did he really say that? Yeah, that's just... off. Just in terms of money it costs a huge amount in due process to execute a person.
This is the New Yorker article. It is quite long, but I was glad I read it. It really makes it sound like you can be sentenced to death essentially for liking Iron Maiden, and then you can get executed simply because they have to go through with it.

In fairness here, I didn't mistrust the article until the very end, when it sanitizes the dude's last words to make him seem like more a peaceful sort than he was.

But still, as a man of science I find the descriptions of forensic testing shocking and horrifying.

The place to debate this would probably have been after that diavlog. Osmium: always doing it wrong.
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.