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  1. A firing squad was denied as Hanging is perceived as a more gruesome death in the west.


    He was always going to be sentenced to death whether for these charges or future ones that were to be brought against him.


    But how can the death of this man be retribution for the thousands he massacred.....?


    A firing squad was denied because Saddam was tried as a civilian and that's the way civilian death penalties are carried out in Baghdad. He requested firing squad as that would be the method of execution for the leader of the armed forces. The judge pointed out that he was no longer leader of the armed forces.


    You can't kill a man more than once, so one death is all you can get for the thousands he massacred.


    The death sentence is wrong, he should have been tried in an international court. The death sentence is wrong.

  2. Matt, the psychic cop, is my current fave.

    I used to like Peter Petrelli, but he's SUCH a wet lettuce that I've already had enough of him. Nathan, despite being a bit of a wanker, is a cool charcter. I'm pretty fond of claire too, as well as being very purtee, she is nice and likeable.

    And word up to the smack-head.

  3. Hey Ash I was wondering. I have an American Ds Lite and I tried to connect to the download station. Didn't work. Is this because there not compatible? Or do I have to ask for it to be turned on? :confused:


    should work. My DS is a US model (got it from VIP scheme)

    Actually, it isn't. Just checked. The first 2 they sent me with dead pixels were though, and I could download just fine. But that was from my download station I made myself out of my PC for the E3 demos.

    Sorry, nothing helpful whatsoever in this post!


    My instinct says that it should work

  4. I'm hoping to duplicate my gamecube experience as closely as possible. I went to Chester, persuaded my mate to buy one too, a load of us went round to mine and we set one of them up, pissed about and played multiplayer for a bit. But I didn't buy it at launch, I got it in the summer. I will be working on the 8th December, which is a bit rubbish. Can't really just take the day off either.


    Believing in God is not irrational, in fact if anything it the most probable solution. Random chance cannot account for the complex design of DNA. It is statistically and mathematically impossible. In the last 30 years, a number of prominent scientists have attempted to calculate the odds that a free-living, single-celled organism, such as a bacterium, might result by the chance combining of preexistent building blocks. Harold Morowitz calculated the odds as one chance in 10100,000,000,000 (ten to the one hundred billionth power). Sir Fred Hoyle calculated the odds that just the proteins of an amoebae arising by chance as one chance in 1040,000 (ten to the forty thousandth power). The odds calculated by Morowitz and Hoyle are staggering. Think of it this way, the chances of winning the lottery every week of your life from the age of 18 to 99 are better than the odds of a single-celled organism being formed by random chance. The probability of spontaneous generation is about the same as the probability that a tornado sweeping through a junkyard could assemble a 747 from the contents therein. It is impossible. The evidence all points to the unavoidable conclusion that we not the product of chance, but the result of intelligent design.

    That gives us the odds (not sure how they were calculated or how accurate they are...) but it doesn't tell us how the game has been played. To say something is statistically impossible is almost always nonsense (and if you follow quantum theory- always nonsense). The 'building blocks' of life are attracted to each other, so the tornado analogy breaks down there.

    I didn't like that argument when it was presented to me in school (good ole Catholic education) , basically, "the exixtence of a watch in a desert (or dessert, one supposes) implies the existence of a watchmaker" not in an infinite desert made of watch components. raaa.

    And I'm not an atheist either, I think religion/spirituality falls apart when it tries to do science and vice versa, mostly.