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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    US reps and state reps over here can be kind of special... we had a state representative who wanted to make a law that all buckets must have a hole in the bottom of them so that nobody would drown in them


    To be clear though, the last time the French used the guillotine was 1977. That's kinda late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olm the Water King View Post


    To be clear though, the last time the French used the guillotine was 1977. That's kinda late.
    well... the US DOES strap people down and put poison in their veins and consider it humane... or electrocute them in a chair... can't say a guillotine sounds much worse than that

    we actually have gas chambers in three states, death by firing squad is legal in two states and you can still be hanged in Washington State apparently
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olm the Water King View Post
    In 1996 in the US, Georgia State Representative Doug Teper unsuccessfully sponsored a bill to replace the state's electric chair with the guillotine.

    rofl
    "We need to change this electric chair thingy. it's not threatening enough a death to the deserving"

    "You're right, hang on what's that thing the French use? "

    "Guillotine? "

    "YEAH that's the one! "

    "Bit gay though".

    "True...... stick with the chair for a bit, see how that turns out? "

    "may as well... "
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    "Another problem solved, well done state rep; have a bit more power"
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    "Suppose it didn't," said Pooh, after careful thought.
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    Dumb Laws in United States. Crazy United States Laws. We have weird laws, strange laws, and just plain crazy laws!

    Stupid laws are ubiquitous to all states and countries. Politicians in general are not known for being meticulously logical and reasonable.

    In my opinion, some of the stupidest of laws are the ones that sound entirely reasonable, but end up having unintended consequences often quite opposite of the lawmaker's intentions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olm the Water King View Post


    To be clear though, the last time the French used the guillotine was 1977. That's kinda late.
    I'm kind of shocked that they uaed the guillotine that late. It seems like such an amachronism.
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    Coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    Coffee.
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    You hem me in -- behind and before;
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    Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan View Post
    I'm kind of shocked that they uaed the guillotine that late. It seems like such an amachronism.
    The guillotine remained the official method of execution in France until the death penalty was abolished in 1981.[2] The final three guillotinings in France before abolition were those of child-murderers Christian Ranucci on 28 July 1976 in Marseille and Jérôme Carrein on 23 June 1977 in Douai, and torturer-murderer Hamida Djandoubi on 10 September 1977 in Marseille.
    Hamida Djandoubi (Arabic: حميدة جندوبي‎) (c. 1949 – 10 September 1977) was the last person to be executed in France,[1] and the last person legally executed by beheading in the Western world. He was a Tunisian immigrant who had been convicted of the torture and murder of 21-year-old Elisabeth Bousquet in Marseille. Marcel Chevalier served as chief executioner.[2]
    I just looked at how it was over here:

    In Slovenia the last execution was a hanging which took place in 1957. The death penalty was abolished in 1989 when Slovenia was still a federal republic of the former Yugoslavia. When Slovenia introduced its democratic constitution on the 23 December 1991 capital punishment became unconstitutional.

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