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
posted by mooncrow
on Sep 29, 2006 -
. Warning: May contain parabolic mirrors and unlatched electronic components.
posted by loquacious
on Sep 10, 2006 -
(second one live) I don't understand in the slightest but which are pretty to watch. (movs)
posted by dobbs
on Jul 24, 2006 -
- 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.
posted by sourbrew
on Jun 18, 2006 -
The Swiss are investigating an international smuggling ring suspected of providing nuclear program components to Libya. There's just one problem
. Meanwhile, the United States is opening full diplomatic relations with Libya
and removing it from its list of nations that sponsor terrorism.
posted by EarBucket
on Jun 2, 2006 -
"And And God created man,
for because I have blessed him. And Noah begat Methuselah three wives of it, and to thee nothing but dust shalt say, This is evil continually." What happens when you put a million monkeys at a million typewriters? You get the Markov Bible
! After a million years, that is.
posted by tweak
on May 18, 2006 -
"many far-left thinkers believe the white power structure that controls America is bad, so a drastic change is needed." O'Reilly continued: "According to the lefty zealots, the white Christians who hold power must be swept out by a new multicultural tide, a rainbow coalition, if you will."
Then there's John Gibson's call for more white babies
posted by delmoi
on May 17, 2006 -
the questionable super soaker.
How did this get past the marketing department? A gun that shoots shots of white slime? The product review on the Anazon site has been deleted and locked after a flood of joke reviews of the toy which exploited its pornographic similarities.
posted by Liquidwolf
on May 12, 2006 -
We have flash drives.
Three days after the Los Angeles Times broke the story of the US military secrets for sale at an Afghan bazaar
, a reporter for the paper bought ($40) another computer drive sold openly outside the U.S. air base in Bagram
, Afghanistan. The 1-gigabyte flash drive holds "what appears to be a trove of potentially sensitive American intelligence data, including the names, photographs and telephone numbers of Afghan spies informing on the Taliban and Al Qaeda, personal snapshots, Special Forces training manuals, records of direct action training missions in South America, along with numerous computer slide presentations and documents marked secret." Most documents are neither locked nor encrypted. But the good news is, some of them can't be opened without a password, and the Army is investigating
anyway. (LAT BugMeNot)
posted by PenguinBukkake
on Apr 13, 2006 -
HERE COMES DR. TRAN! What? I'm not a doctor!
HE'S A REAL DOCTOR! I'm not a doctor! I'm only five years old!
NOT ONLY IS HE A REAL DOCTOR, HE'S A DASHING SPECIAL AGENT WITH A PH.D. IN KICKING YOUR ASS! Please go a-way! I haveta do chores! via
posted by loquacious
on Mar 31, 2006 -
Mention nude art, get suspended.
25-year veteran art teacher Pete Panse recommended several ways for his ninth grade advanced art students to improve their skills, one of which included nude life figure drawing sessions at other art schools. For this, the Middletown, NY School District Board of Education suspended him, pending hearings in which he may be fired. They'll be after our bathroom mirrors next. [via DC Art News]
posted by brownpau
on Mar 9, 2006 -
Aliens and Children.
This website features a series of drawings made by children who were abducted by aliens for the purpose of creating a new race of alien/human hybrids. They successfully resisted the aliens by using a thought screen helmet
which blocks the telepathic control aliens have over humans.
posted by Robot Johnny
on Feb 12, 2006 -
MAN - Mothers Against Noise.
"Noise is music that uses unpleasant or painful or extremely loud or discordant sound. Noise is also a very dangerous musical trend that is hell bent on destroying civilized culture, this anti-cultural movement is quickly sweeping the globe, and is very dangerous to our youth."
via MonkeyFilter and our own panoptican.
posted by loquacious
on Dec 26, 2005 -