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Two-thirds of Americans support TV executions

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by llad12, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. llad12

    llad12 IncGamers Member

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    Two-thirds of Americans support TV executions

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4353934/

    Personally, I find this apparent bloodlust of our society appalling. I guess the TV ratings might be even potentially higher if we impaled them or they were quartered, decapitated, and their heads stuck on the Brooklyn Bridge.

    Violence and fear appears to dominate much of our society. Jeez ... are we not better than our medieval ancestors?

    What are your thoughts?




    When asked what he thought about Western Civilization, Ghandi replied "I think it would be a good idea."
     
  2. SaroDarksbane

    SaroDarksbane IncGamers Site Pal

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    Society continues to degenerate. Next thing you know, we'll be tossing death-row inmates into colliseums to see them "compete" with the lions. =/
     
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    I totally agree...
    I want both saddam and osama to come to justice...and have no real issue with the death penalty--I don't like how it seems to work against certain races and how it costs more than a life sentence--but i frankly would not want to see it...a mugshot and a headline...osama put to death would be enough for me...

    I'm not even sure the iraqis are going to execute saddam though. i guess they want to but there's not death penalty on the books with the interim government. I'm not sure if the iraqis or the UN is going to try saddam. I'd have to look that up.
     
  4. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    a telephone poll? you're kidding me

    who even sticks around for those friggin things

    and Trio? don't they show Laugh-In?

    I didn't vote, most people wouldn't...



    telephone poll!?!?

    not to mention that the question isn't "should executions be televised?" but "who do you want to see executed?"

    incredibly skewed and terrible study

    that sounds like more than half of them don't support it
     
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    I'm in favour of it if the victims are the morons responsible for The Simple Life. So... executions are good for tv... but a breast is not. Good. Glad we have this cleared up.
     
  6. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    omg are you gonna be one of those "always talks about the same thing in every thread" posters?

    we're through, I'll send you your things
     
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    Telephone polls are a poor sampling of the population. For one, they're self-selecting, and thus biased.

    Two, 1000 or so odd people isn't really statistically significant.

    Three, we aren't told the sampling area. Is this 1000 individuals from the state of Texas? Or 1000 across the continental USA?
     
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    You're just mad because it keeps evoking images of it in your brain. I wasn't even referring to that incident specifically, but more generally.
     
  9. Ash Housewares

    Ash Housewares IncGamers Member

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    I never saw it, so it just makes me think of her face, which is revolting enough thank you
     
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    Degenerate? Pfft, this has been happening since before Rome fell, it's all the same race cars, just different decals.
     
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    All you have to do is prove the same people who said no to the "boob" on TV are the same people who said yes to televised executions. Gogogogo!
    Hehe, I'm saving that quote.
     
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    If 2/3 of Americans are in favour of televised executions and it's fairly obvious that nudity is reviled on American TV by the large majority, I'm pretty sure it's safe to say that they overlap. And I was speaking generally about the overall public opinions of television content. I'm not going to start counting noses on each side.
     
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    But with the integrity of the test in question, can you really make such an assertion? 250 Million+ Americans, and only 1000 polled with poorly worded questions over a telephone.

    I wouldn't give those good odds as all. :cyclops:

    I know. I'm just pokin' ya.

    *poke*
     
  14. Ash Housewares

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    then sod off, you're getting lazy, are you sure you aren't american?
     
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    I know. I was just making the statement based off the assertions of the article.

    *pokes back with a stick*
    *accidentally pokes SDB through the eye with said stick*
    Eek!
    *runs away*
     
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    S'okay. As my avatar clearly shows, such a wound is not harmful.

    Don't make me get the Calvinball . . .

    (Hey, why don't you make a thread for a game of Calvinball? It'll be grand! *bonk*)
     
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    Televised executions are no good. Absolutely not. Terrible.

    What we need are live public executions!
     
  18. AeroJonesy

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    In regards to small sample sizes, go here for an explanation and calculator as to how many people you need to survey.

    http://www.custominsight.com/articles/random-sample-calculator.asp

    Keep in mind the US has a population of 250 million or so. You don't really need all that many people to generate a poll. Statistical analysis is wonderful, isn't it? It's not like it's some two-bit company that did the poll either. They are a publicly traded company, on the NASDAQ.
     
  19. Ash Housewares

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    there's still no indication that the sample is representative of the population
     
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    There is no such thing as a truly representative sample in most cases. Polls can never be accurate unless EVERY unit in the population is queried and also answers correctly. Even in a representative sample... there is doubt as to just how complete the representation is. Polls are more like suggestions.
     

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