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I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

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Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

The state of Kentucky have today upheld the use of the lethal injection, claiming that it

complies with the constitutional requirements against cruel and unusual punishment

So, apparently, killing is not cruel if sanctioned by a committee, so long as it is a committee of American citizens. For a moment there, I thought we’d moved into the twenty-first century, where man killing man was frowned upon as a way of solving problems. But obviously not in the US.

This 666th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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