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Australia or jail - which was worse?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 10:48 PM

British criminals convicted at the Old Bailey in the 18th and 19th Centuries were either jailed, transported to Australia or hanged.

Researchers are now examining whether jail or transportation was more effective at preventing reoffending.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...london-25487329

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:07 PM

Makes you wonder which would be more effective today.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:29 PM

View PostInn Spectre, on 12 January 2014 - 11:07 PM, said:

Makes you wonder which would be more effective today.
I've been to Oz, but not jail, so that's a very hard question to answer.

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:30 PM

Ugh, I'll take jail.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:35 PM

World's most poisonous snakes, spiders and jellyfish. Kangaroos that have six packs, wombats that could gut you with 1 swipe and kookaburras that only seem to laugh when you make a mistake.... If I was in England back then I would 100% take jail but here I am stuck in good ol' Aussie.


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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:41 PM

View PostIBelieveWhatIWant, on 12 January 2014 - 11:35 PM, said:

World's most poisonous snakes, spiders and jellyfish. Kangaroos that have six packs, wombats that could gut you with 1 swipe and kookaburras that only seem to laugh when you make a mistake.... If I was in England back then I would 100% take jail but here I am stuck in good ol' Aussie.
Don't forget the Sharks,Barracudas and other nasties when you go to the beach.

(1) try your best, ............if that dont work.
(2) try your second best, ........if that dont work
(3) give up you aint gonna win

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:26 AM

I'm not sure If my ancestors were given the option....


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:45 AM

View Postspud the mackem, on 12 January 2014 - 11:41 PM, said:

Don't forget the Sharks,Barracudas and other nasties when you go to the beach.

That's why they swim so fast and get all the medals at the Olympics..


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 06:09 AM

View PostProfessor T, on 13 January 2014 - 03:45 AM, said:

That's why they swim so fast and get all the medals at the Olympics..

Didn't you know that while training the trainers throw baby great whites, barracudas and box jellyfish into the pool, it's much more effective and safe than trying to find all 3 of those in the same spot in the ocean. Honestly I thought this was common knowledge.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:06 AM

View PostProfessor T, on 13 January 2014 - 03:45 AM, said:

That's why they swim so fast and get all the medals at the Olympics..

Similar reason as why african countries have best runners.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:57 PM

IIRC, in British jails they also prayed - at length - over the convicts. That'd be a tie-breaker for me.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:01 PM

View PostIBelieveWhatIWant, on 13 January 2014 - 06:09 AM, said:

Didn't you know that while training the trainers throw baby great whites, barracudas and box jellyfish into the pool, it's much more effective and safe than trying to find all 3 of those in the same spot in the ocean. Honestly I thought this was common knowledge.

I'll never forget swimming at Cronulla beach one day , out along way , when the shark siren went off ....

I swear I would have beaten Michaael Phelps over that last 200 meters back to the shore ....


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Posted 14 January 2014 - 04:33 AM

Jail/gaol keep this place for me and my family thanks :whistle:

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 06:42 AM

This is a page of court records for my home town...The only place for these desperate criminals was a penal colony the other side of the world.
After all stealing bones,a pig or two spoons would have meant a hanging a few years before.

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 10:39 PM

Rabbit stealing? 14 years? lol





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