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Posted Nov 22, '12 at 9:11am

killersup10

killersup10

1,786 posts

The death penalty should be kept the way it is.It takes quite a bit to get the death penalty, and if the person did something that bad, then they probably deserve it. Hell, the movie theater shooter guy didn't get the death penalty? Or did he.....

 

Posted Nov 22, '12 at 10:20am

soccerdude2

soccerdude2

1,587 posts

Isn't this supposed to be about what law you would change, not a debate over the death penalty?

I would probably change some hyper-religious law that prohibits atheists from holding public office in a certain state.

Or make it very hard for people to own a gun.

Good question, though.

 

Posted Nov 22, '12 at 9:24pm

red303

red303

164 posts

My law - Death penalty initiated in every state...and the person receiving the death penalty is killed the same way they killed their victim(s)

srry about that pangtongshu, you're right, i read it wrong

Isn't this supposed to be about what law you would change, not a debate over the death penalty?

we're not debating over the death penalty, we're debating over pangtongshu's previous posted law suggestion.

 

Posted Nov 25, '12 at 8:46pm

Balloon__Girl

Balloon__Girl

193 posts

I do not think I would want the death penalty instated here, but I do think prisoners should be tougher on criminals. Taxes pay to keep them there, where they may not have freedom, but they can still earn a bit of money, eat, it is somewhere to live. I think it would be good if the punishment was really hard so these criminals realized that whatever they did was not worth it. Make them do some sort of hard labour, or something completely miserable that nobody else wants to do for the duration of their sentence. Also, I think it is crazy that so many people can get out of punishment by pleading temporary insanity or something. Regardless of feeling kinda crazy for a bit, you still committed a crime and should be punished accordingly. So I suppose I would change these laws on crime here.

 

Posted Mar 12, '13 at 9:29pm

Ernie15

Ernie15

12,548 posts

Knight

Since there has been no sign of Skeleton_Pilot in almost four months, I'm going to have to assume he won't be posting anything here any time soon or mind if anyone else does in his place.

Therefore, I am taking over this thread.

I will be posting new situations as frequently as I can. I can't promise every day, because I'm just not that creative, but I'll try and come up with something every few days.

What would you do if you could manipulate your own gravity? As in, you could fly, walk on walls and ceilings, jump as high as you wanted....etc without the limits of gravity or its effects.

 

Posted Mar 12, '13 at 9:56pm

Somewhat49

Somewhat49

1,608 posts

What would you do if you could manipulate your own gravity? As in, you could fly, walk on walls and ceilings, jump as high as you wanted....etc without the limits of gravity or its effects.

Realisticly, I think I would die after finding out I had the ability to control gravity.
Reason why I think that is when you do something for the first time, you aren't immedietly an expert on doing it, and you need practice. Then take into consideration that gravity could potentially kill you if the force is strong enough. Now think about the fact that you're doing something you have no idea how to do while constantly having the option to make the gravity too strong on yourself and just make a pancake (or maybe appear to disapear into thin air while you actually just collapsed all your atoms)

Now there's the other option which is a hopeful case, that you actually don't end up killing yourself when just learning that you have to ability to alter gravity and you are able to correctly alter gravity as well to give you that ability to fly or walk on walls and stuff. Well you'd probably be really obvious about it so someone will see you doing it, you'll be interviewed and stuff for a while, have a facebook page dedicated to you blah blah blah (more social media) then government captures you in your sleep (pretty much any government) and you end up in a lab having tests done on you while they're busy faking your  death for the media.

Then there is that option that you dont kill yourself, don't get captured and tested on, and no one really bothers you even though you have this awsome ability. In this case I would probably just have mildly low gravity on most of the time and enjoy the high jumping you could do, then make gravity stronger so I could do pushups and stuff to increase strength more easily. Flying seems like it would be too much of a pain plus dealing with that nasty downward acceleration to the earth when you want to come back down.

 

Posted Mar 12, '13 at 10:15pm

Skulltivator

Skulltivator

645 posts

Aside from jumping and flying around for pure pleasure, I'd utilize the ceiling-walking ability to make sneaky entrances into places such as, I don't know, locker rooms of the female variety?

 

Posted Mar 12, '13 at 10:37pm

Terry_Logic

Terry_Logic

3,997 posts

I would love to fly, but if I hit something and/or for whatever reason lost consciousness while in the air, my chances of survival wouldn't be tremendous and the cause of my death would be a complete mystery to everyone. So I probably won't be doing much of that unless I was in a more remote location.

Climbing on walls or on the ceiling could be fun for a short amount of time, but I'd get bored with it almost as quickly as I started. Neither "skill" seems like they would have any practical uses.

In short, I would probably only use my gravity-defying powers if the situation called for it, which would probably be once or twice in a lifetime.

 

Posted Mar 12, '13 at 11:15pm

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,277 posts

I'll take less of a buzzkill/Patrick viewpoint that Somewhat49..

I'd probably just use it at random times in like school..just sitting there taking a test then POP I'm on the ceiling hanging out!

Or just randomly walking down a sidewalk..and for 10 minutes keep my legs goin in the walking motion..but be floating 6 inches off the ground

 

Posted Mar 14, '13 at 10:19pm

Ernie15

Ernie15

12,548 posts

Knight

I have to say, I'm disappointed (but not surprised) with the turnout of this thread revival. I suppose these things do take time, but I will not be posting a new situation until I'm sure more people are interested.

 
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