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Re: OT: Corpses, etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)))

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Friday, November 7, 2003, 7:53
Quoting Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>:

> >I'm aware that capital punishment isn't particularly common in the US. I'm > >also aware that a segment of the American population reacts very negatively > to > >any suggestion that is should be abolished > > There is also a segment of the American population which reacts very > negatively to any execution. Wherever there is an execution, there will > also be a crowd of protesters. I'm on neither side; I just wish that we'd > make it clear whether we do or do not practice capital punishment in > America - when I think about it, that is.
Personally, I'm against capital punishment, but I think we better terminate this real-world digression - it's not even relevant to our present OT discussion! [snip]
> It would be perfectly legal to walk down the street in Sovchilen carrying a > bow and arrows. People might look at you a little funny, since there's > nothing to hunt for miles around, but no one would stop you. The military > might keep an eye on you, though, wondering what exactly it was that you > were planning on shooting.
Of course, a pretty significant difference here is that while the Trehelish carry bows and arrows, a pocket-size Tairezan gun can easily be as powerful as a present-day bazooka. The more powerful weapons technology, the higher need to control it, generally. Andreas


Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>