Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Dec 2012 19:11 UTC
In the News "Peers and scientists including Professor Stephen Hawking are once again pushing for an official pardon for codebreaker Alan Turing. Turing's death from cyanide poisoning in 1954 was ruled a suicide, coming after his conviction for gross indecency at a time when homosexuality was illegal." The fact that he still hasn't been pardoned is an utter disgrace.
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"Legal precedence" bollocks
by kwan_e on Mon 17th Dec 2012 00:19 UTC
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The "legal precedence" argument that a few people have brought up are complete bollocks and just an excuse for moral cowardice.

The Australian government formally apologized to the indigenous people for the "Stolen Generation". There were similar fears about compensation and other such crap. HAS NOT HAPPENED.

The German government apologized and paid (paying) up. It hasn't been some compensation free-for-all that you guys are behaving like headless chickens about.

Of course, we can't say the same for Japan, but if they hadn't retracted their apology in the first place...

Edited 2012-12-17 00:24 UTC

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