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    I think instead of prison they should do it like in Running Man.

    Watching Malvo and Muhammed get chopped up by an electrified chainsaw would be way more satisfying than watching him humanely put to death with a boring series of medically supervised injections, no?

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    now just plain zero.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MindzEye View Post
    To keep with our law & order theme so far

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091027/...us_feces_smear
    Why is poop on the computer case a relevant part of that story?

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    Just retarded.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...NJz2QD9BJF8983

    Facebook to keep profiles of the dead

    By BARBARA ORTUTAY (AP) – 13 hours ago

    NEW YORK — Death doesn't erase the online footprints that people leave in life and Facebook won't either, though it will make some changes.

    The five-year-old social network will "memorialize" profiles of the dead if their friends or family request it.

    Such accounts will be different from regular Facebook profiles.

    For example, the site will remove any contact information and bar people from logging in. The person's profile also won't appear in the "suggestions" section of Facebook, and only the deceased person's confirmed friends will be able to find them in a search.

    The development comes as Facebook becomes an important social hub for its more than 300 million active users worldwide to keep up with friends and family.

    Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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    I think it's a good idea, myself.

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    Great...now I have to put "and whatever you ****ing do, make sure you delete my facebook page" in my will.
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    Although, it would be cool to have someone update your status for you.

    Rob is bored to tears of Jimi Hendrix.....

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    holy shit, 300 mill users?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PQ View Post
    holy shit, 300 mill users?
    It is unreal. I walk through the library at school and everyone is on it. Lecture with 300 people and 50 percent are on it.

    Would love to here teeds thoughts on it.

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    Only losers aren't on facebook

    "The next game is the test unless we win" CanadienFan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volcanologist View Post
    I think instead of prison they should do it like in Running Man.

    Watching Malvo and Muhammed get chopped up by an electrified chainsaw would be way more satisfying than watching him humanely put to death with a boring series of medically supervised injections, no?
    I've heard it suggested that the death by injection is not at all humane. Essentially, you are paralyzed before you die, and the other stuff they inject you with is incredibly painful. If you were in incredible pain, who would know? You're paralyzed. It's quite possible that from the second their eyes close to when the heart stops beating is the equivelant of a constant tasering or being chemically disolved, in terms of pain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnunit View Post
    I've heard it suggested that the death by injection is not at all humane. Essentially, you are paralyzed before you die, and the other stuff they inject you with is incredibly painful. If you were in incredible pain, who would know? You're paralyzed. It's quite possible that from the second their eyes close to when the heart stops beating is the equivelant of a constant tasering or being chemically disolved, in terms of pain.
    Nope, the first shot knocks them out very quickly.

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    euthanasia essentially

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    Quote Originally Posted by SundinsTooth View Post
    It is unreal. I walk through the library at school and everyone is on it. Lecture with 300 people and 50 percent are on it.

    Would love to here teeds thoughts on it.
    Well, it was started with DARPA money, and the user agreement basically says that every scrap of information you post on it can be sold to 3rd party data agencies.

    You better believe that intel agencies are covered under that and they get a discount.
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    I have a dead friend that still posts. Creepy.
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    Facebook was cooler when it was only for university/college students. It's unfortunately also allowed female vanity to skyrocket to levels previously unseen in the known universe, which has negative residual effects for us men.

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    http://www.economist.com/businessfin...ry_id=14739949


    Imagine one of the American banks doing this.....

    IF ICELAND is the place that has suffered most from the banking crisis, the Benelux countries can make a justifiable claim to second place. After the calamitous sale of ABN AMRO and the subsequent dismemberment of Fortis, ING, the biggest bank in the Netherlands, announced on Monday October 26th that it was splitting itself up. The bank will sell its insurance businesses, divest the American arm of its ING Direct online-banking unit and carve out some bits of its Dutch retail activities. By the time the restructuring is done, in 2013, the bank’s balance sheet will be 45% smaller than it was in September 2008.

    That isn’t all. The bank also announced plans for a €7.5 billion ($11.2 billion) rights issue to help repay half the money that the Dutch government injected into ING in October last year. Investors reacted with dismay to the prospect of dilution and the uncertainty of the planned restructuring, sending the bank’s shares down sharply on Monday.
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    Church is upset at Larry David.

    http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/55330,...f-jesus-christ

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWsQyoCMIUk"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWsQyoCMIUk[/ame]

    I gotta say, pretty damn funny.

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    the past few episodes have probably been some of the worst.

    the outcry is hilarious, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msun30 View Post
    the past few episodes have probably been some of the worst.

    the outcry is hilarious, though.
    wow, I am think they have been amazing. The Denise Handicapped was ridiculously funny.....

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