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More Things to Worry About on Thursday
Another Texan will walk the last mile tonight for just being an accomplice (waiting in the car) whose partner killed the victim in a robbery, and the appeals court and pardon board have officially shrugged . . . . . In what could be Texas's sister prison system (Afghanistan's), more than half of all female inmates are there only because they "had sex" even though it was from rape (Bonus: Most are serving around 20 yrs!) . . . . . A self-described "anti-feminist" New York City man sued Columbia University for putting all that feminist claptrap into impressionable students' minds (Bonus: He declined to tell a reporter his age because revealing that might hinder his chances of picking up younger chicks around town) . . . . . A new dimension in "jury nullification": "Awwwww, we don't wanna be on this jury" (result: mistrial) . . . . . The town of Thetford Mines, Quebec, canceled its annual chicken massacre contest, which is like the ol' cow-chip bingo contests, but you chop a chicken's head off and take bets on which square of the grid it dies on . . . . . Upping the ante on the sloppiness of the gov't's "no-fly" list: "James Robinson"'s on it, even the James Robinson who's a commercial airline pilot authorized to pack heat in the cockpit. Today's Newsrangers: Jessica McRorie, Joe Littrell, Mark Neunder, Scott Langill, John Holsinger, Bob Pert, Jerry Whittle, Dan Bennett
     Posted By: Chuck - Thu Aug 21, 2008

I know I'm probably being naive here, but most Afghani women in prison are there because they were raped? As in: "you're under arrest for the crime of being raped?"
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 08/21/08 at 01:39 PM
Actually, DFStuckey, it's Deuteronomy. And the "town" example uses the term "sleeps with her", whereas the country example uses the term "rapes her."
Posted by BikerPuppy on 08/21/08 at 05:43 PM
I don't necessarily disagree. (BTW, thanks for the new word; I had to look "pilpul" up!)
Posted by BikerPuppy on 08/21/08 at 06:03 PM
When referencing the bible one needs to take into account that is a a compilation of writings that were decided on by a commity during a time when "the church" was trying to boost sales. Then you've got to figure in that very few (none) of the books were translated from the original texts (if any ever existed).

One needs a grain (block) of salt to be taken with this book.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/22/08 at 03:40 AM
You guys are right; it's one hell of a polyp.

I mean pilpul.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 08/22/08 at 04:09 PM
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