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Old April 5 2013, 08:14 AM   #217
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Re: Defending Admiral Cain from Battlestar Galactica(mentions Dick Che

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You could be jailed for refusing to cooperate if chosen. Obviously its a far cry from threatening to execute a family member if chosen, but still, the principle is similar in that there is harsh punishment for non-compliance.
Only in the sense that drinking water is similar to drowning.
I would say the better comparison would be water-boarding vs. drowning vs. "drinking water vs drowning". Cain never bothered with pretense.
No. We're saying a single step is a terrible thing even though it can sometimes be morally justified given the conditions. You're saying that going a mile is just fine and on the same level.
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