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Archive for the ‘Torture’ Category

Posted by Nirek On Jun - 2 - 2014 167 COMMENTS
Bowe captured_soldier

POW trades have happened for almost all wars. Those who argue that we should not trade for our soldiers don’t seem to understand that if we leave them and don’t try to swap for them we will have trouble getting people to join the service.

Posted by AdLib On Apr - 24 - 2013 16 COMMENTS
burning-constitution

They literally wrap themselves in flags (at least flag pins) but if you were to make a checklist of all of America’s founding and ongoing principles, as a democracy and society, you’d find a substantial Republican checklist of things they despise.

Posted by KQµårk 死神 On Oct - 30 - 2012 40 COMMENTS
reagan-300x199

This is a post I periodically re-post about once a year especially before elections.  It is the case against conservatism but if you hold a mirror to it, it’s also a case for progressivism   I try to add to the list to keep it current and ask people to add their […]

Posted by KQµårk 死神 On Sep - 12 - 2011 54 COMMENTS
Tea Party detail

Per request an open thread to discuss the GOP Tea Party Debate. I’ll be in and out more than usual because to be honest I’d rather watch dumb jocks than dumb pols. Bito’s Much more thorough update.     The debate tonight will be broadcast on CNN and  http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/?/tab/live  I […]

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 1 - 2011 76 COMMENTS
9-11memorial

There can be no question about the historic importance of 9/11 and how it changed the course of America. There’s an enormous amount to be learned and remembered but there can be a thin line between exploring those events and exploiting the horror of that day just for ratings or other less than altruistic agendas.

Posted by whatsthatsound On Jul - 18 - 2011 55 COMMENTS
body innocent planet

Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer’s horse Scratches its innocent behind on a tree. – Auden St Francis of Assissi had, to be sure, an odd relationship with his body. As a strict ascetic, he considered it of utmost importance not to give in […]

Posted by Khirad On Jun - 27 - 2011 1,018 COMMENTS
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Posted by KQµårk 死神 On May - 4 - 2011 52 COMMENTS
Band of Torturers

The media is failing Americans again by buying into the narrative that there is a real debate if using torture actually helped or did not help track down Osama Bin Laden.  It is simply logically invalid to let the debate continue that Osama Bin Laden was anyway discovered through the […]

Posted by whatsthatsound On Mar - 28 - 2011 347 COMMENTS
rob zombie

Censorship? Surely there are few things more revealing of a reactionary mindset, some would hasten to assure me. Why, censorship can be identified with all the cruelest dictatorships, the most oppressive regimes, the most hardcore religious fundamentalists, etc. This is indeed true.

Posted by Smedley Butler On Mar - 15 - 2011 57 COMMENTS
mousetrap

Why is politics so mind bogglingly complicated? You often hear conversation  about the host of complex problems we face today and that these issues cannot be reduced to bumper sticker slogans and addressed by simplistic solutions. I say simple clear, concise ideas are powerful and the problems we face are […]

Posted by Khirad On Feb - 24 - 2011 925 COMMENTS
arabdictators

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Posted by Questinia On Jan - 10 - 2011 40 COMMENTS
spank

Dazed, I turned only to see said chorus approaching, grinning, with one of them rapping the words “Slam Slam Cinderella.” To add to the surreal quality of the event: I didn’t feel humiliated.

Posted by whatsthatsound On Feb - 4 - 2010 191 COMMENTS

    I am bothered by movies, such as “Saw” and “Hostel”, that, to me, serve no purpose other than to depict the extremes of human pain and cruelty. I confess to having never watched a film from either of those series, nor have I watched a Hannibal Lector movie, […]

Posted by KQµårk 死神 On Nov - 16 - 2009 44 COMMENTS

CNN Poll: Americans want KSM tried in military court Washington (CNN) – Two-thirds of Americans disagree with the Obama administration’s decision to try Khalid Sheik Mohammed in a civilian court rather than a military court, according to a new national poll. But six in 10 people questioned in a CNN/Opinion […]

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