A gibbet /ˈdʒɪbɪt/ is any instrument of public execution (including guillotine, executioner's block, impalement stake, hanging gallows, or related scaffold), but gibbeting refers to the use of a gallows-type structure from which the dead or dying bodies of executed criminals were hung on public display to deter other existing or potential criminals. In earlier times, up to the late 17th century, live gibbeting also took place, in which the condemned was placed alive in a metal cage and left to die of thirst. As well as referring to the gibbet as a device, the term gibbet may also be used to refer to the practice of placing a criminal on display within one.This practice is also called "hanging in chains". - from Wikipedia”
“Too bad there was no such zeal for prosecuting the Wall Street criminals who wiped out millions of retirement accounts, wiped out millions of jobs, displaced 10 million Americans from their homes, and has caused much death and disability from suicide and lost healthcare benefits?”
NJProgressiveIndie on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:26:46
“We can't have that. That would be REAL JUSTICE. Besides, what would all our darling, resident shills ever do without such conduct to defend--even thought they are getting the same raw deal as everyone else, but have convinced themselves their loyalty will be rewarded by the same folks responsible?”
Wall St Eats Babies on Dec 3, 2013 at 07:55:06
“End the Wall St occupation of Washington D.C. and be amazed how well this country can rebound.”
mr whiteffolks on Dec 3, 2013 at 07:54:59
“Wall Street years ago bought and paid for the right to scam us all without fear of being prosecuted !”
Nov 14, 2013 at 16:05:10
“He has a good point about 9/11. Middle Eastern guys with box cutters??
There would be 240-pound football-playing American guys on that plane who would NOT ride it into a building. They would pull a hard-sided suitcase out of the overhead compartment and bash Mr. Tech-Support at Best Buy with a box cutter to pieces like a turkey carcass in a wet T-shirt. Good point.”
“There are still a lot of them to be seen in the South. Really!
They are on bumper stickers, signs, lots of places.
In the rural South I have been around casual conversations where the War is mentioned as part of what everyone still talks about. Amazing but true!
It was not that long ago.
Look at it this way: Many baby boomers in the South talked to a grandparent who KNEW someone who was alive during the War and either fought in it or was victimized by it or suffered because of it.”
“"... the confederate flag, ...which has remained a controversial image since the American Civil War and for many holds oppressive and racist symbolism."
Especially those who lived in the South and were the victims of Northern aggression. The war was not about slavery. It was about economics. The Confederate States committed a fatal violation of the World Order. They started printing their own currency.
Rainbow flags and what kids wear to school are a separate issue.
So is freedom of speech and freedom of expression.
So is the right of consenting adults to relate to one another in any manner they choose. Stop worrying about what other people are doing with their hearts and minds and genitalia.”
“Let's pick somewhere nice that we can actually conquer and all enjoy.
I'm thinking Jamaica.”
Craig Koebelin on Oct 30, 2013 at 21:00:29
“I don't know how one declares war on the most peaceful place, but I would support annexing (peacefully!) an island that punches way above its weight culturally; Jamaica has contributed more to world culture in our times than China, a country hundreds of times its size.”