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    '(2) Anyone convicted under the age of 13 will be given a mock hanging so they will be hung for the period of 30 seconds and then let go to teach them to be good members of society.
    (3) Females will only be eligible for hanging if they are deemed by their peers to have a rating of less than a 7. Should they be a 7 or above they should be kept alive for reproductive research purposes.'

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    No.

    We already have enough ways for the public to shamelessly gawp and holler at people's crimes and misfortunes. That's what the Daily Mail's for. And there are far more humane ways to go.
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    Just out interest, why ''anging' and not 'hanging'?
    Because the people don't pronounce their Hs unlike the elite in their ivory towers.
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    Because the people don't pronounce their Hs unlike the elite in their ivory towers.
    I certainly did from my gracious Ivory Tower in the east end of London...
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    Hanging is obviously a cruel and inhumane punishment. As we all know, awareness of the world permanently ceases at death. Therefore, hanging is principally cruel and inhumane because it creates a period in which the condemned is aware of his impending death. One way to diminish this would be to increase the length of the rope, such that the condemned will not be asphyxiated for some time after his release through the trap. Of course to increase the time between release and death substantially, rather than just a little, we would require a very long rope and a very tall building. This may be impractically expensive. One alternative would be to reduce the speed at which the condemned falls. We have already constructed fans for the testing of aircraft that are capable of producing sufficiently strong upward movements of air to suspend a human being stationary above the ground. It would require only a small modification of the power fed to the fan to ensure that the condemned is falling, albeit at a negligible speed. In principle the hanging could therefore take any length of time desired by the operator. Some may consider a week to be enough time to remove the cruelty imposed by the knowledge of impending death, others a month, and still others perhaps a year. But it is important that we make all possible efforts to avoid cruelty to the condemned, and at the very least it cannot be considered cruel to set this time at his natural life expectancy. One is no more cruelly treated by this knowledge of eventual death than one would be treated by nature, having committed no crime. Since the rate of fall would be approximately zero, to save money we could dispense with the fan and the rope, and simply leave the prisoner sitting on the floor. This method of execution would be approximately the same as the formal method, but in one aspect actually superior: rather than setting the time of his death manually at the predicted life expectancy, we can directly measure his life expectancy by allowing it to take its natural course before applying the rope.

    Then it would be perfectly fine.
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    No from me too (if this is put to the vote it seems it maybe 1 for, 49 against, a record even I have not managed).
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    (Original post by Observatory)
    Hanging is obviously a cruel and inhumane punishment. As we all know, awareness of the world permanently ceases at death. Therefore, hanging is principally cruel and inhumane because it creates a period in which the condemned is aware of his impending death. One way to diminish this would be to increase the length of the rope, such that the condemned will not be asphyxiated for some time after his release through the trap. Of course to increase the time between release and death substantially, rather than just a little, we would require a very long rope and a very tall building. This may be impractically expensive. One alternative would be to reduce the speed at which the condemned falls. We have already constructed fans for the testing of aircraft that are capable of producing sufficiently strong upward movements of air to suspend a human being stationary above the ground. It would require only a small modification of the power fed to the fan to ensure that the condemned is falling, albeit at a negligible speed. In principle the hanging could therefore take any length of time desired by the operator. Some may consider a week to be enough time to remove the cruelty imposed by the knowledge of impending death, others a month, and still others perhaps a year. But it is important that we make all possible efforts to avoid cruelty to the condemned, and at the very least it cannot be considered cruel to set this time at his natural life expectancy. One is no more cruelly treated by this knowledge of eventual death than one would be treated by nature, having committed no crime. Since the rate of fall would be approximately zero, to save money we could dispense with the fan and the rope, and simply leave the prisoner sitting on the floor. This method of execution would be approximately the same as the formal method, but in one aspect actually superior: rather than setting the time of his death manually at the predicted life expectancy, we can directly measure his life expectancy by allowing it to take its natural course before applying the rope.

    Then it would be perfectly fine.
    No I disagree we need them dead brutally dead as soon as possible. I will prove to you with a public poll that I am right.
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