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    A Question of Values

    Here is the situation:
    Your child has been kidnapped. They are being held captive with enough food water and oxygen to sustain them for 2 days.
    We have the admitted kidnapper in custody, but only 48 hours to find your child.
    Do you want to restrict the methods we can use to interrogate the kidnapper so as to not violate his rights? Or do you want us to do whatever is necessary to save your child?

    Anyone who has read any of my posts can probably know which answer I choose.

    Steve---thinks it will be as interesting to see the answers to this post, but also who decides to answer.
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    Re: A Question of Values

    This has to be from Dirty Harry. I have to go with "Make My Day" you get the drift.
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    Re: A Question of Values

    Steve,

    This is real easy. You prepare the kidnapper an excellent meal and serve it to him. Of course, it's laced with sodium pentathol.

    Barbara

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    Re: A Question of Values

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote pooltchr:</font><hr> Here is the situation:
    Your child has been kidnapped. They are being held captive with enough food water and oxygen to sustain them for 2 days.
    We have the admitted kidnapper in custody, but only 48 hours to find your child.
    Do you want to restrict the methods we can use to interrogate the kidnapper so as to not violate his rights? Or do you want us to do whatever is necessary to save your child? <font color="blue"> You let the child die. Then you explain to the parents that to make the kidnapper feel embarrassed or uncomfortable would not be politically correct. You then call the ACLU to get legal protection and councilling for the kidnapper. He/she would not have done this if not abused as a child. </font color>

    Anyone who has read any of my posts can probably know which answer I choose.

    Steve---thinks it will be as interesting to see the answers to this post, but also who decides to answer. <hr /></blockquote>

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    Re: A Question of Values

    Do what is necessary. I would torture the answer from him. For every hour that goes by without the info needed, you cut off part of his body. No anesthesia, start with a toe and keep going. This should work rather quickly.

    DG

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    Re: A Question of Values

    Your question is simple and yet so wrong.
    Of course parents would do anything for their child. If I had children I would probably do anything to save their life.

    But where would you draw the line? Under which circumstances is torture acceptable? Obviously quit many on this board agree to torture suspects without a trial….
    I frequently have to read files of people, from various conflict areas, who have been tortured and occasionally talk with them about the incidents. These stories are not the one you would like to read to your children as a good night story.


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    Re: A Question of Values

    Obviously a baited question, and you're hoping for some bleeding heart, ACLU supporting, left wing, liberal to comment on a fair treament/torture issue about prisoners.
    I can think of several reasons why you would pose such an asinine question, all of which would be to support the smug, self serving, feelings of moral superiority that you believe you possess.
    Here's what I would do....I'd stick the barrel of one gun down his throat until it touched his tonsils....then stick the barrel of another gun up his other end, until my trigger finger turned brown...and threaten to fire.....after I got the correct info.....if I thought he was of a similiar ilk
    ....a card carrying, liberal hating, extreme right winger....I'd pull both triggers.....justifiable homicide
    Geez, it felt good to write that!!!!

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    Re: A Question of Values

    AH HA HA HA HA....you are a riot! Love the way you call a spade a spade.

    This is really not a realistic question anyway. If your child is kidnapped, you never have the opportunity to have access to the kidnapper anyway, if you did, he'd never get away with your child, because you'd die stopping him.


    Gayle in Md....

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    Re: A Question of Values

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote mickey2:</font><hr> Your question is simple and yet so wrong.
    Of course parents would do anything for their child. If I had children I would probably do anything to save their life.

    But where would you draw the line? <font color="red"> That's easy. Anytime you can save a life. </font color> Under which circumstances is torture acceptable? Obviously quit many on this board agree to torture suspects without a trial….
    I frequently have to read files of people, from various conflict areas, who have been tortured and occasionally talk with them about the incidents. These stories are not the one you would like to read to your children as a good night story.

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    Re: A Question of Values

    <blockquote><font class="small">Quote wolfdancer:</font><hr> Obviously a baited question, and you're hoping for some bleeding heart, ACLU supporting, left wing, liberal to comment on a fair treament/torture issue about prisoners. <font color="red"> Actually, the reason for the post was to point out that anyone can say they are against torture, but there are always circumstances where it is justified, and so far, no one has responded to the contrary. </font color>
    I can think of several reasons why you would pose such an asinine question, all of which would be to support the smug, self serving, feelings of moral superiority that you believe you possess.
    Here's what I would do....I'd stick the barrel of one gun down his throat until it touched his tonsils....then stick the barrel of another gun up his other end, until my trigger finger turned brown...and threaten to fire.....after I got the correct info.....if I thought he was of a similiar ilk
    ....a card carrying, liberal hating, extreme right winger....I'd pull both triggers.....justifiable homicide
    Geez, it felt good to write that!!!! <hr /></blockquote>
    PBIA Professional Advanced Level Billiard Instructor

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