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shuel2002 60F
6194 posts
4/4/2019 6:41 pm
ALL I CAN SAY IS...


I am thankful to be living in a civilized country. According to BBC News there are new laws in Brunei:

" the new laws, individuals accused of certain acts will be convicted if they confess or if there were witnesses present.

Offences such as r*a*p*e, adultery, so*domy, robbery and insult or defamation of the Prophet Muhammad will carry the maximum penalty of death.
Lesbian sex carries a different penalty of 40 strokes of the cane and/or a maximum of years in jail
The punishment for theft is amputation
Those who "persuade, tell or encourage" Muslim children the age of 18 "to accept the teachings of religions other than Islam" are liable to a fine or jail
Individuals who have not reached puberty but are convicted of certain offences may be instead subjected to whipping."

I can't imagine living in a country where such punishments are accepted. They are barbaric. I am grateful to live in Canada where such things would not be condoned.

What are your thoughts?



Elaine Shuel


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/4/2019 7:19 pm



Elaine Shuel


hiramhankwilliam 95M
3651 posts
4/4/2019 8:30 pm

I AM GLAD I don't live in Canada.

DEATH IS A CERTAIN, ETERNITY IS A CHOICE


MrsJoe 71F
10493 posts
4/4/2019 9:26 pm

I'm very happy to be living where I do also...... and especially glad to live in the middle of nowhere in the midst of small towns instead of a city.

For me to be upset by your criticism, I must first value your opinion.


Rocketship 74F
15313 posts
4/4/2019 9:31 pm

Barbaric indeed!!!

~~~ as is any death penalty sentence imposed by any country.


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/4/2019 10:25 pm

I will agree with you. I am glad you don't live in Canada also.

Elaine Shuel


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/4/2019 10:26 pm

    Quoting MrsJoe:
    I'm very happy to be living where I do also...... and especially glad to live in the middle of nowhere in the midst of small towns instead of a city.
Sounds peaceful. I always lived in a big city but I can see advantages to a quieter life.

Elaine Shuel


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/4/2019 10:27 pm

    Quoting Rocketship:
    Barbaric indeed!!!

    ~~~ as is any death penalty sentence imposed by any country.

Well said, Rocket.

Elaine Shuel


kneedtwoplease 63M
1019 posts
4/4/2019 10:54 pm

Hi Elaine, concrete evidence everybody likes lesbian sex a little...


bijou649 69F
354 posts
4/4/2019 10:57 pm

What a backwards country. I notice that lesbian sex is illegal but not homosexual sex? I wonder how would the police know if two lesbians had sex? One of them would have to report herself???


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/4/2019 11:32 pm

    Quoting kneedtwoplease:
    Hi Elaine, concrete evidence everybody likes lesbian sex a little...
They do punish lesbians but don't kill them. Interesting why gay men are treated worse.

Elaine Shuel


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/4/2019 11:39 pm

    Quoting bijou649:
    What a backwards country. I notice that lesbian sex is illegal but not homosexual sex? I wonder how would the police know if two lesbians had sex? One of them would have to report herself???
They kill honosexuals there. Lesbians are treated less harsh. Who knows how they know. Next step may be putting in bugs in all houses there to hear everything. I would not put it past them.

Elaine Shuel


Maudie1 69F
4925 posts
4/5/2019 12:55 am

Hi Elaine, good to see you I'm happy and thankful to be living in a civilized country too.


LeafReport 68M
1285 posts
4/5/2019 1:28 am

I traveled extensively both nationally and internationally and while I recognize home is where the heart is I count my blessings often that I am an American. There is no place like it on earth. With that said, looking back one of my biggest life regrets was not serving in the Peace Corps. There are many places in the world, including in America too where people can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. I still try to do that but it would have truly been fulfilling for me to have served in a Peace Corp capacity.


hiramhankwilliam 95M
3651 posts
4/5/2019 2:36 am

    Quoting shuel2002:
    I will agree with you. I am glad you don't live in Canada also.
my comments R based on candians on going obsessions with AMERICAS AFFAIRS.

it has always interested me. the usa is trashed by countries that owe their existence to usa.

seems our country I s the one most want to come live. if its so bad I wonder why.

btw the death penalty is useful and needed . ones found guilty and put to death no longer affect society .

DEATH IS A CERTAIN, ETERNITY IS A CHOICE


Wangwei 67M
8 posts
4/5/2019 4:23 am

I am thankful that I do not live in a so-called civilized country where pedophiles are allowed to abuse, r*p* and molest children in places of worship years after years without feeling any remorse even as most of them go eventually unpunished for the heinous crimes committed!


Archer62 78F
4253 posts
4/5/2019 4:39 am

SOME FOLKS OR COUNTRIES JUST PLAIN WALK ASS BACKWARDS INTO THE FUTURE.


hiramhankwilliam 95M
3651 posts
4/5/2019 8:10 am

many countries hate other countries for their laws and their society yet love the milk and honey that countries sends as foreign aide

DEATH IS A CERTAIN, ETERNITY IS A CHOICE


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/5/2019 10:25 pm

    Quoting Maudie1:
    Hi Elaine, good to see you I'm happy and thankful to be living in a civilized country too.
Glad to see you too, Maudie.

I think some people misunderstood me. I did not mean only Canada is civilized. I just meant that countries ruled by tyrants who can do anything they want regardless of how violent, is a country I do not wish to live in. I realize that those who do live in those countries, have no choice for the most part.

Elaine Shuel


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/5/2019 10:27 pm

    Quoting LeafReport:
    I traveled extensively both nationally and internationally and while I recognize home is where the heart is I count my blessings often that I am an American. There is no place like it on earth. With that said, looking back one of my biggest life regrets was not serving in the Peace Corps. There are many places in the world, including in America too where people can make an enormous difference in the lives of others. I still try to do that but it would have truly been fulfilling for me to have served in a Peace Corp capacity.
It's too bad you didn't get a chance to serve in the Peace Corps since obviously you wanted to. America, like Canada, is a civilized country. I only said Canada since I am a Canadian and proud to be one.

Elaine Shuel


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/5/2019 10:30 pm

    Quoting hiramhankwilliam:
    my comments R based on candians on going obsessions with AMERICAS AFFAIRS.

    it has always interested me. the usa is trashed by countries that owe their existence to usa.

    seems our country I s the one most want to come live. if its so bad I wonder why.

    btw the death penalty is useful and needed . ones found guilty and put to death no longer affect society .
I can't talk about all Canadians but I have no desire to become an American. I would love to live in Italy and be surrounded by beauty.

Whether or not one believes in the death penalty for violent crimes committed, I feel is different from this issue. Killing someone for being a homosexual or losing body parts for things like adultery is insane.

Elaine Shuel


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/5/2019 10:34 pm

    Quoting Wangwei:
    I am thankful that I do not live in a so-called civilized country where pedophiles are allowed to abuse, r*p* and molest children in places of worship years after years without feeling any remorse even as most of them go eventually unpunished for the heinous crimes committed!
Some criminals get away with their crimes in all countries. There are times the laws in civilized countries do not make sense. When someone like OJ Simpson was able to walk free for years after killing 2 people (technically on trial for their murders) before going to jail for a different crime, was wrong. The laws aren't perfect but it is still better than living in a country where one could kill for petty crimes or in some cases, nothing criminal to people with morals like being gay.

Elaine Shuel


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/5/2019 10:36 pm

    Quoting Archer62:
    SOME FOLKS OR COUNTRIES JUST PLAIN WALK ASS BACKWARDS INTO THE FUTURE.
Life isn't perfect.

Elaine Shuel


shuel2002 60F
5254 posts
4/5/2019 10:38 pm

    Quoting hiramhankwilliam:
    many countries hate other countries for their laws and their society yet love the milk and honey that countries sends as foreign aide
Just because one comments on what is happening in a country, does not make them hate the country. I am talking about criticism of the USA or other countries that are basically good but have flaws.

Elaine Shuel