Please turn on javascript in your browser to play chess.
Debates Forum

Debates Forum

  1. 07 Mar '11 10:37
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/8365454/Our-betrayal-of-the-Lockerbie-victims-returns-to-haunt-us.html

    sinbad01
    18 minutes ago
    I have of course read articles casting doubt upon whether Megrahi was in fact the bomber. I don't know the truth of the matter, however Megrahi was convicted of the murder of 270 people and sent to prison.

    When Gordon Brown's government engineered Megrahi's release, they effectively set the tariff for a life of a Lockerbie victim to about 12 days in prison.

    I could do with a few months break, and I have a list........
  2. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    07 Mar '11 10:48
    Boris Johnson's hairstyle is mind blowing! Wow!

    Thanks for sharing
  3. 07 Mar '11 10:54
    The silliest example of applied mathematics I have ever seen.
  4. 07 Mar '11 11:15
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The silliest example of applied mathematics I have ever seen.
    division not taught in your elementary?
  5. 07 Mar '11 11:23
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    division not taught in your elementary?
    Yes... yes it was.
  6. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    07 Mar '11 12:01
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/8365454/Our-betrayal-of-the-Lockerbie-victims-returns-to-haunt-us.html

    sinbad01
    18 minutes ago
    I have of course read articles casting doubt upon whether Megrahi was in fact the bomber. I don't know the truth of the matter, however Megrahi was convicted of the murder of 270 people and sent to p ...[text shortened]... to about 12 days in prison.

    I could do with a few months break, and I have a list........
    1. It wasn't Gordon Brown's government. It was Scotland's.
    2. He was released for humanitarian reasons (whether you like them or not).
    3. He wasn't guilty in the first bloody place. The whole trial was a scam.
  7. 07 Mar '11 12:22 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    The silliest example of applied mathematics I have ever seen.
    If you go to jail for killing no-one, you get a division by zero error .
    Or you could interpret it as infinite jail time per person killed.
  8. 07 Mar '11 12:24
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    I could do with a few months break, and I have a list........
    Just join the CIA, go to Pakistan, and you might get diplomatic immunity.
  9. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    08 Mar '11 14:02
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    2. He was released for humanitarian reasons (whether you like them or not).
    Bogus humanitarian reasons.

    Are the 30 days he had left to live up yet?
  10. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    08 Mar '11 14:16
    He was sentenced for life imprisonment, actually. So that's an infinite number of days per murder.
  11. 08 Mar '11 16:55
    Originally posted by Palynka
    He was sentenced for life imprisonment, actually. So that's an infinite number of days per murder.
    Indefinite is not the same as infinite. No one lives forever!
  12. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    08 Mar '11 17:27
    Originally posted by Teinosuke
    Indefinite is not the same as infinite. No one lives forever!
    Over on Spirituality they say they do.
  13. 08 Mar '11 18:24
    Originally posted by FMF
    Over on Spirituality they say they do.
    :'(
  14. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    08 Mar '11 18:32
    Originally posted by zeeblebot
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/borisjohnson/8365454/Our-betrayal-of-the-Lockerbie-victims-returns-to-haunt-us.html

    sinbad01
    18 minutes ago
    I have of course read articles casting doubt upon whether Megrahi was in fact the bomber. I don't know the truth of the matter, however Megrahi was convicted of the murder of 270 people and sent to p ...[text shortened]... to about 12 days in prison.

    I could do with a few months break, and I have a list........
    Bernhard Goetts only got 8 months
  15. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    08 Mar '11 18:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Bernhard Goetts only got 8 months
    Because he was acquitted of all charges but illegal gun possession.

    You're not supposed to go to jail for crimes you're acquitted of.