Like sea monkeys in your pants!
Entomological blogger Bug Girl (previously
) debunked a web site
touting the benefits of giant Japanese non-biting genital lice as personal "pets" (they just live happily in your underwear. It’s so COOL! They grow, and have families. You can feel em living and crawling around!)
. She dismissed it as a hoax.
So the site's author sent
her a sample
This Is What Waterboarding Looks Like
-- David Corn, co-author with Michael Isikoff of HUBRIS: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal and the Selling of the Iraq War
, writes about what waterboarding
is and what the torturer's tools look like. Back in the day, the Khmer Rouge, among other repressive regimes, used it. Interestingly, waterboarding typically isn't employed to gain useful information. No, this near-drowning technique is most useful for eliciting "confessions". Good times, good times.
( via reddit via Diggdot.us
- In 2003 the Bush administration rejected an Iranian offer to recognize Israel, end support of Palestinian terror organizations, help out in Iraq, and talk about their nuclear program.
"The right man
to lead the CIA at this critical moment in our nation's history." (youtube)
A nice catch by The Daily Show.