booga_booga_partyguy t1_jdu9ek4 wrote

>The only credibility being CEO of KDEN adds is that he has experience leading a large transportation organization (his previous experience in California is better to lean on).

To add to this:

It'a not even a large transportation organisation, but a transport hub. It's like a warehousing company's CEO taking over a trucking company. Yes, there is definite knowledge overlap, but that is limited as they are two fundamentally different types of businesses.


booga_booga_partyguy t1_iuiod5b wrote

They can still live the remainder of their lives though. The only way you can think this is an equitable argument is if you think you can bring a dead person back to life. Do you actually think that?

And no, there really isn't any room for debate. The death penalty as a form of punishment was proven decades ago to be bullshit precisely because there is no way to make up for executing someone who didn't deserve it, and is a tool that can easily be abused by corrupt people.

Again, if there was room for debate, then why doesn't good ol' Shanmugum have the courage to challenge actual legal experts to a debate instead of a businessman who isn't a subject matter expert on the topic? We both know why - it's because Shanmugum knows other legal experts who aren't beholden to him would hand his ass back to him on a platter if he tries to seriously argue that the death penalty is still a good thing.


booga_booga_partyguy t1_iuilnny wrote

So you think the Singapore law minister, who wants to debate a British business and is not an expert on Singapore law, instead of another actual legal expert on things like the death penalty, is the brave one here?

Do you think the Singapore law minister would be a coward if he declined to participate in a debate with Branson on travel and tourism, space exploration, or telecom?


booga_booga_partyguy t1_iuil4nl wrote

To be fair, you can have televised debates that can be qualitative. But the problem with formal, structured debates are that they are boring, people are literally forced to debate points, are penalised and/or boot for making personal attacks, and so on.

Point is, formal debates don't make for good TV either.