Hanging’s too good for him

A farmer in Middlesex Suffolk builds and exports gallows to African dictatorships, where they are used to execute dissidents and others who’ve been railroaded through corrupt judicial systems. He’s been condemned by Amnesty International, but insists that “business is business,” and some people deserve the death penalty. His business will be outlawed by a new EC regulation in July.

The execution equipment he says he sells ranges from single gallows, at about £12,000 each, to “Multi-hanging Execution Systems” mounted on lorry trailers, costing about £100,000.

My first reaction to reading that was to think that one must be able to make them much cheaper than that 😮

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Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs BabyLaughter.net
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1 Response to Hanging’s too good for him

  1. Peter says:

    This is mad. Apparantly, the US was secretly shipping Kalashnikovs to Iraq for the past two years. Lots of them. And Amnesty (or anyone else who cared to comment) could not establish an end user (the guns may have gone walkies). Ouch.


    BTW, this site has got to be the funniest thing on the internet. Or maybe I’m odd.

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