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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 9:27 am
    Link: Military Torture: An Infographic - Damn, who thought wartime torture was so complicated?
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    Ivarvw Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2010 at 10:10 am
    In World War 2, a family member was captured by the Nazi`s and tortured him... He did not confess and all his teeth were smashed out of his mouth.

    Unbelievable how some people do not confess after being tortured. Respect for them!
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 am
    Number 3 is my favorite.

    Also, wasn`t 10 debunked or something? Like the guy planned it all along... I don`t know.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 10:19 am
    well, don`t be a terrorist then.
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    Thesphinx Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 10:36 am
    Torturing is actually very unreliable. It doesn`t mean that the person being tortured has to tell the truth. An elaborate lie will do equally as well, especially if it can`t be proven false.

    As this infographic points out, information gained from torturing a person is never reliable.
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    May 19, 2010 at 10:43 am
    There is no justification whatsoever for torture. There is no proof that any information gained is accurate, it prevents nothing, it merely makes things worse.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 10:46 am
    Ill just give my take on it....I believe that torture can and does produce information that could save many lives....But for each person tortured, there is always a + to add to the victim numbers. While it may be their jobs, the torturers themselves must live with the sounds produced and the visions. I do not believe it should be used EVER! But as long as there is peace, there is war. Where there is war, there is torture...Another piece of collateral damage
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 11:21 am
    Religious people and Republicans more likely to support torture? Say it ain`t so!
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 11:23 am
    opiebreath, agreed, No. 3 gave me a chuckle.
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    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 11:34 am
    "In World War 2, a family member was captured by the Nazi`s and tortured him... He did not confess and all his teeth were smashed out of his mouth.

    Unbelievable how some people do not confess after being tortured. Respect for them!"

    That`s incredible! I don`t think I could stand getting my teeth smashed out and being interrogated at the same time.

    Torturing people to achieve information is beyond me. I don`t agree with it, or support it, that is for sure.
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    turbopuppy Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 11:46 am
    I HATE torture. But I LOOOVVEE abortion.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 11:50 am
    #3, duh, they have to sit through the torture of religious ceremony every week. oh, and judas cradle has always been one of my favorite devices. its just such a disgusting way to die; to be opened all the way up starting at the anal cavity is just an awful idea.
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    domisgood Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 11:55 am
    yeah, torture isnt always effective/reliable.
    If you beat and torture me enough times i`ll admit to having Madelaine McCain in my basement along with the gun that killed President Kennedy and the schematics of North Korea`s nuclear weapon development facility

    (bonus round: 1 of those 3 points is true)
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 11:55 am
    domisgood, how is madelaine?
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 11:59 am
    Canada and Japan continue to be awesome.
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    koolmole Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:01 pm
    Ouch - Death By Pressing
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    Knowing Mancow, he probably sat in another room while Turd spit on the window or something and then claimed he underwent "waterboarding".
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:12 pm
    It`s amazing. Every expert on torture has come out, at some point, and said it doesn`t actually work, and yet there`s a whole generation of rednecks out there that support it as a form of information gathering. I guess some places education and common sense are over-rated.
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    dayum
  20. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    oh crap, cobrakiller got me.
    you win man.
    and Maddy is doing fine, thanks for asking
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    sking7 Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:34 pm
    Ugh. Spelling fail in step 7.
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    ForAllThSin Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    so?
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    madest Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    36% of Americans are un-American.
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    Makes me think of Goya`s Ghosts; `people will confess to anything under physical torture`. And that is about as close to this subject as I ever want to get!
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    Yeah Torture is effing wrong, it`s evil, and it doesn`t friggin` work unless your intention is to make the victim suffer. It is, in my opinion, *NEVER* justified. EVER. Not for intelligence, not for punishment, not for sake of setting an example. Never.

    That being said, if you determine someone to be an enemy combatant, they shouldn`t be taken prisoner, they should be killed, as quickly and painlessly as possible.

    The gravity of this understanding will keep those who are not 100% committed to their cause at home and out of war and should see to the utter and complete annihilation of anyone interested in war as an enterprise.

    You cannot win a war against men your torture and then release. You will with dead certainty create more enemies of those who might otherwise have been ambivalent to your cause.
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    ansurdu Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    as a person who has read every wikipedia article on torture, I find it highly entertaining in the very least. "the saw" is by far the best. I`d check it out.

    http://www.medievality.com/saw.html
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    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    "36% of Americans are un-American."

    why? because they realize that torture can be used to get badly needed information from people who are literally the scum of the earth?
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    Isn`t religion funny?
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    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    "Isn`t religion funny?"

    Yeah, it`s a real knee-slapper.
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    Sock1122 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm
    Whats the big deal with washboarding? thats how my dad gets me to go to sleep.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    Anyone who says torture doesn`t work should be tortured.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    :-(
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    What no torture reported in austrailia, i reported coming home to a big lecture from my wife after a big night,! that was torture, i just reported it to my mates :)
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    Canada the best country in the world!
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    dax2009 Female 50-59
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    May 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    I totally agree with silverthread.
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    addler Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2010 at 2:26 pm
    ahh the old thumbscrew.... those crazy lonely nights...
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 2:58 pm
    the thing about torture, is that if you hurt somebody long enough, they`ll tell you anything you want to hear, just to make the torture stop. but that doesn`t mean what they say is true or accurate. they may just admit to something they had nothing to do with, just to stop the pain. they may make stuff up off the top of their heads, how are we to sift through the false info and the true info? there is no way. torture produces nothing. you can get the same information from interrogation.
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    bankvole Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    Nothing has changed since the days of Torquemada leading the Spaionish inquisition. Anything goes when you think "God" is on your side.
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    Omphaloskept Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    I hate typos in what are supposed to be well-researched infographics. It makes me so mad I can barely breath!
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    Kadinsky Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 4:01 pm
    why the comparison with religious people? That`s just looking for trouble isn`t it?
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    Bo_SHhaYeB Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    the information in the beginning seems impossible to obtain, let alone being reliable.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    Torture is a violation of human rights, and to allow or condone it is criminal under domestic and international law. And ANY organization that use torture becomes worse than the enemy that they are trying to fight. Torture has been proven statistically ineffective over and over again. Why is it still being used? Revenge reflex, i thinks, it sure as poo not `civilized`
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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm
    This inforgraphic is riddled with false information, half truths and (some) just plain made-up lies.
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    crax Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    So conservative Christians are violent retards, what else is new?
  45. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 5:25 pm
    Infographics are fake, all of them
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    RAGEMONSTER Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 5:50 pm
    Yep crax, but they`re needed to balance out the pussy liberals.
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    Davek1013 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    Any upper hand we can make against these terrorist monsters who want to kill innocent people i say we take.

    Even if we have to torture 100 of these sick murderers to save one life, thats worth it. There is no victim.. These people have already lost their souls by being willing to commit these horrible acts..
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    necrobitch Female 18-29
    467 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 6:20 pm
    then damn english people should be up in the 100 scale of torture. after been so greedy stealing land and torturing my people. the reason why ireland is not in the countrys that didnt use torture is because the english deserved it back.
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    Stop trying to feed the users of this site such BS information. Wtf is wrong with you IAB?
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    TheNihilism Male 30-39
    21 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    I don`t get it. Am I supposed to feel bad for the terrorist dirt bag who got tortured? I`m confused. ...Unless I`m supposed to feel bad he didn`t get it more. In that case, it worked.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 6:43 pm
    "There is no victim.. These people have already lost their souls by being willing to commit these horrible acts.."

    Because obviously every single person thrown into jail without trial, representation, or explanation MUST be so guilty that their lives are forfeit and we may treat them like animals. The government has never made mistakes of this sort and history shows it can be trusted to responsibly handle this sort of power.

    Of course.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 6:43 pm
    Reading these comments makes me weep for humanity a little bit. Torture simply doesn`t work as a way of getting accurate information. The only function it can possibly serve is to punish, and I don`t believe in punishment when it serves no purpose beyond punishment.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 6:44 pm
    Infographics are fake, all of them

    Sounds like you could use a little torture.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 6:45 pm
    "I don`t get it. Am I supposed to feel bad for the terrorist dirt bag who got tortured? I`m confused. "

    Because nothing says `civilized country` like forfeiting all human rights for people we label guilty...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 6:46 pm
    Oh, and I support the majority here, torture is bad, yada yada yada...

    There are bigger problems in the world though. Hunger, AIDS and war for instance.
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    TokenBabe Female 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    The only info I will retain from that is "Good, I am glad that somebody waterboarded Mancow." DICK
  57. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    "Torture is a violation of human rights, and to allow or condone it is criminal under domestic and international law. And ANY organization that use torture becomes worse than the enemy that they are trying to fight. Torture has been proven statistically ineffective over and over again. Why is it still being used? Revenge reflex, i thinks, it sure as poo not `civilized` "

    Other things that are statistically ineffective:

    1. Public Education
    2. The Sex Offenders "rehabilitation" prgram.
    3. The war on drugs
    4. Social Security

    Shall I go on? Now quit being For-The-Moment warriors by making all of these awesome humanitarian comments and go actually "do" something about it if you feel so drating strongly.
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
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    May 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm
    its a good thing we didnt ask for your opinion then
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    Dfaulted Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2010 at 7:59 pm
    Ya no torture in Canada
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2010 at 8:13 pm
    I don`t support torture at all for any reason but whatever. My opinion don`t mean much to the blood thirsty masses.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 8:40 pm
    Mancow wasn`t even water boarded, he had water splashed on his face for 4 seconds,the guy is a douche.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 19, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    1. Torture does not produce reliable intelligence.
    2. Waterboarding DOES produce reliable intelligence. Therefore,
    3. Waterboarding isn`t torture.

    Simple logic.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
    625 posts
    May 19, 2010 at 8:43 pm
    "Torture simply doesn`t work as a way of getting accurate information."

    That right there is false, is it 100% accurate no, of course not, but when it does work it can be used to save lives, I think the threat of torture which has now been taking away is actually more important the the torture itself.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm
    "I don`t support torture at all for any reason but whatever. My opinion don`t mean much to the blood thirsty masses."

    So if a serial killer kidnapped your family and planned to kill them with in the hour and you were able to catch his accomplice who knew exactly where they were, what would you do? Offer him milk and cookies and ask him politely?

    I think you might change your stance if that was the case.
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    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    Yea, off topic, but The war on drugs is a joke, Nixon didn`t know what he was doing. and i think torture is a little outdated... interesting topic tho. some of those medieval machines are freakin crazy!!
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2010 at 9:55 pm
    I think that torture is necessary. Even just for fun.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    May 19, 2010 at 10:14 pm
    So if a serial killer kidnapped your family and planned to kill them with in the hour and you were able to catch his accomplice who knew exactly where they were, what would you do? Offer him milk and cookies and ask him politely?

    I think you might change your stance if that was the case.*

    So what? I would hope i havethe strenght inside of me not to wish harm like that on someone regardless of the situation but if not then thank god there ARE people out there who do believe what I do and would uphold the law and can think rationally for me when I am unable to. Just because something hits close to home doesn`t automatically make it okay to torture someone. So your point is null and void. I still wouldn`t change my opinion.
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    sourkrauter Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2010 at 10:47 pm
    aaahahahahaha, i just got some awesome bondage ideas
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    May 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    Dom, do us all a favour and send her home- even if only long enough that they can take a recent photo. Then we can all play hunt with better info. Ta!!!
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2010 at 2:38 am
    "So what? I would hope i havethe strenght inside of me not to wish harm like that on someone regardless of the situation but if not then thank god there ARE people out there who do believe what I do and would uphold the law and can think rationally for me when I am unable to. Just because something hits close to home doesn`t automatically make it okay to torture someone. So your point is null and void.I still wouldn`t change my opinion."

    I`m REALLY glad I`m not part of your family. I`m sure your family is glad to know you wouldn`t save their lives if it meant hurting the person or people directly associated with that person that were also in on it because you`d be hurting someone. What do you gain by being passive and nice? A dead loved one? Yeah, great, AWESOME way to go about things. Personally, if someone was trying to kill a loved one of mine, I would do everything in my power to make sure they died very painfully and slowly.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    May 20, 2010 at 3:50 am
    Why doesn`t Amnesty International do something useful for once, like investigating whether spamming your shoe sales site 100 time a day is defined as torture.
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2010 at 4:49 am
    " I`m sure your family is glad to know you wouldn`t save their lives if it meant hurting the person or people directly associated with that person that were also in on it because you`d be hurting someone."

    Because OBVIOUSLY every single person ever incarcerated in Guantanamo without trial is directly capable, willing, and planning to kill Americans. There is no possibility that any such Gestapo arrests were done in error.

    And, of course, we can show that we are the most developed, advanced country by indulging in sadism and ignoring human rights in the process.
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    May 20, 2010 at 4:54 am
    "So if a serial killer kidnapped your family and planned to kill them with in the hour and you were able to catch his accomplice who knew exactly where they were, what would you do? Offer him milk and cookies and ask him politely?
    "

    How do you know you`ve got his accomplice? How do you know you`ve not got someone that looks like his accomplice? Or was totally unaware of the pyscho`s plans? How do you know the accomplice knows where they are? How do you know that you`re not the delusional whacko in this situation, acting out a sick fantasy? You don`t, but hey YOUR property might be at risk, so its justified right?

    But yes, taking your scenario at face value, you can verify this information, so if I was certain I could get the info, I would consider torture.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2010 at 5:15 am
    you go all Jack Bauer on his ass.
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    Spocom Female 13-17
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    May 20, 2010 at 5:55 am
    I`d like the meet the twisted fellow who came up with the Judas Cradle torture device. You know he was pointing to the doll for his counselor.
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    reemadasss Female 18-29
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    May 20, 2010 at 8:50 am
    REALLY AMAZING..
  77. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    May 20, 2010 at 10:06 am
    "I`d rather be tortured than beheaded"

    Slow beheading it is then!
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    tincel1372 Female 18-29
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    May 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm
    fail lionheart...
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    I think that staring at Sarah Jessica Parker`s face for 10 minutes could be the worst torture ever.
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2010 at 2:32 am
    "
    Because OBVIOUSLY every single person ever incarcerated in Guantanamo without trial is directly capable, willing, and planning to kill Americans. There is no possibility that any such Gestapo arrests were done in error.

    And, of course, we can show that we are the most developed, advanced country by indulging in sadism and ignoring human rights in the process."

    Huh? I never said anything about Guantanamo bay. I meant exactly what I said and nothing more. IMO, someone throws their rights as a living human being out the window once they try to unjustly kill another.

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