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  • Born2Suffer Born2Suffer Nov 20, 2009 19:14 Flag

    The cheat has prospered..

    I'm with John Locke on this one as cheating is cheating. You cannot be selective in this, either you are for it or you are against it. Too understand the pressures is not the same as condoning it.

    And of course, you wouldn't expect most of today's players to "own up". The point is, if they know there is a reasonable chance they will be tumbled and punished severely later, it might just provide them with an incentive to come clean, their choice.

    But when they are caught they should be severely dealt with.

    FLOG 'EM I SAY, FLOG 'EM TO WITHIN AN INCH OF THEIR LIVES. NO, BETTER STILL, BRING BACK HANGING.

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    • B2S,
      Did you audition for Grumpy Old Men as well?

      Take a look at this site http://www.oldbaileyonline.org - put in something like theft in the 'Search Proceedings' on the right. Then read the cases and sentences. Amazing. 300 years ago, we hung people for stealing - it seems that 'burglary' was the thing they clamped down on then - you could steal and just get transportation - but if you 'broke in' they seem to opt for 'death'.

      I found it hard to believe when reading some of the cases, that they weren't scripts from a poorly produced TV programme. Hard to believe the cases are actual transcripts.

      So to recap - yep, I'm with you:
      SHIRT PULLING - public flogging
      DIVING - transportation to? (I'd favour Benidorm - what could be worse than that?)
      INTENTIONAL HANDBALL - death by hanging.
      INTENTIONAL HANDBALL INSIDE THE AREA (either way, as an attacker or a defender) - hung drawn and quartered.

      Just call me Judge Jeffreys.....no, not the Sly Stone one....