Why torture doesn’t work: A definitive guide – The Week

We are once again we are having the TORTURE talk……some think it was a huge success and others think it was cruel and unusual treatment……we can settle this very easily…..ASK SOMEONE WHO WAS TORTURED……..

On a side note….remember when the torture report was considered for release and all those hysterical dweebs that said there would be violence and death as a result?  I am still waiting!

Anyway this is a really good piece….maybe read it and learn…….

 

Why torture doesn’t work: A definitive guide – The Week.

Eaten Alive! What Crap!

It is the weekend and as usual I will get on a soapbox for a couple of days.

Are the American people so damn stupid as to believe that this was actually going to happen?  A man to be eaten by a snake alive on TV.  If so….PT Barnum was right about a sucker……

Eaten Alive, the Discovery Channel special that was supposed to feature Paul Rosolie being swallowed whole, then regurgitated, by an anaconda, aired last night … but Rosolie’s encounter with the giant snake didn’t exactly go down as planned. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Rosolie spent most of the two-hour special searching for an anaconda he first saw years ago, one he believes to be the biggest on Earth at at least 25 feet. In his first on-camera encounter with the snake, he jumped on its back but had to jump off when he was dragged into the water. After another encounter during which Rosolie grabbed its tail but couldn’t hang on, he determined it would be safer to settle for a smaller anaconda. He put on his pig-blood-soaked protective suit, and the snake (a 20-footer that was already in captivity, according to People) coiled around him. Then, just as the snake opened its jaws onto Rosolie’s helmet, he called the whole thing off and was rescued.

“I felt her jaws lock onto my helmet,” he explained afterward. “I felt her gurgling and wheezing but then I felt her let go. She got my arm into a position where her force was fully on my exposed arm. I started to feel the blood drain out of my hand and I felt the bone flex, and when I got to the point where I felt like it was going to snap I had to tap out.” He says he couldn’t move and, at one point, couldn’t feel his arms; his heart rate went higher than 180. Twitter exploded with complaints after Rosolie called off the stunt, Us reports, with one viewer noting, “Calling it #EatenAlive is like having a show on the Food Network about cooking a turkey and all they do after 2 hours is preheat the oven.” But Rosolie says he accomplished what he set out to—being eaten alive was just the hook, he explains. “I wanted to do something to grab people’s attention to the plight of the disappearing rainforests,” he explained earlier this month. “Something completely crazy.” And, yes, the snake is fine; as for Rosolie, he was “pretty beaten up,” he tells Discovery. (Read about the controversy that swirled around the special.)

Time for the media to start taking the responsibility for being a good purveyor of news and entertainment…..this piece of crap was neither.

It was pure sensationalism plain and simple……..time has come to keep this type of garbage off the airways….we already have enough trash in the form of Reality TV……which by its presence has lower the global IQ by 20 points.

One more thing to consider……did they starve that snake to make him hunger enough to consider eating a full grown human?  Or did they just torment it until it struck out?  No matter what technique they used….they should be investigated for cruelty!

That snake belongs where they captured it…in the Amazon.

To use that animal for some moronic reality show is just pathetic….stunts like this just illustrates the depravity of the media in their search for ratings….don’t know about you but this whole thing is disgusting!

Are Cameras Really The Answer?

There have been numerous incidents where the police have shot and killed unarmed suspects…..many in this country are looking for an answer to this problem….

As usual the country is looking for a quick fix….instead of facing reality….sad to say that a simplistic approach may not be the best approach……..and there you have the “simple” answer…..make the cops wear body cameras…..this will force the cops to re-think their approach to a dangerous situation…….

Personally, I do not think that this is the sole answer….just the simplest one to implement…..and it seems that others feel the way I do….

Can body cameras really curb police abuse? Experts aren’t so sure.

Body cameras on police officers? Not so fast, say some researchers

Read the articles and please let me know what you think….is it or is it not…..the ANSWER?

Happy Thanksgiving

Today like most other normal people (unfortunately most people that truly know me would never use the term “normal”…LOL)  I will step away from the keyboard and relax and enjoy a day of family and fun.

I would like to wish all the lovely and in my opinion, extremely intelligent and people with impeccable taste that follow my blog a great day filled with things that them happy.  You guys make all the work on IST worth every minute of it…..thanx so much.

Go enjoy your day….hopefully it will be filled with all the things that make you happy…..family, fun, football and love.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all…….see you later!

LOVE…..PEACE…..HAPPINESS

2014 Babbling Buffoons Of Babylon #19

The hits just keep coming!  The closer we get to the midterm election the whackier some of these mental midgets become…….the new war has begun in the Middle East and I am positive that the cretins on the Right will be flapping their jaws incessantly……

Let the edition begin!

1–A reoccurring moron is the idiot from American Family Assn, Fischer….had his say about Obama’s speech to the UN…….

To Bryan Fischer, this was just another perfect example of Obama’s unrelenting contempt for this country, saying on his radio program today that any objective observer can see that Obama fundamentally hates America.

After playing an audio clip of Obama’s remarks, Fischer slammed the president for “dragging America’s dirty laundry out in front of the eyes of the entire world to make the world think bad thoughts about America, again acknowledging that America is the source of all the evil in the world … Every time that he talks to the world, he has to say something that is condemning and critical of the United States of America.”

Sorry if anyone hates America it is these douche bags that do not like it when the truth is told……they want to control our speech and our thoughts……they are IDIOTS!

2–I never get tired of just how absurd the Righties are to try and tie Obama to Islam……

Rick Wiles took to “Trunews” yesterday to claim that President Obama is “waging jihad” on the U.S. by ensuring that fashion advertisements feature male models with “Islamic beards.”

Wiles explained that Obama, “the chief rat,” is pushing the “Islamic beard on American men” through subliminal Islamic fashion advertisements

How does this brainless twat explain “Duck Dynasty”?  Their beards are more “Islamic” than anything I have seen in ads…….please dipshit explain that!

3–Then there is one of my fave d/bags……Mr. Rick Santorum……when giving one of his diatribes that he tries to disguise as a speech he sad……..

During his speech to the assembly on Friday and a subsequent interview with The Daily Beast, Santorum drew a firm line between the Muslim world and the “Western world,” arguing that America’s current conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) represents “a very big clash [of civilizations].” He then went on to insist on a distinction between Islam and Christianity, implying that Christians have moved beyond the kind of violence exhibited by groups like ISIS.

“Christendom [once] expanded by the sword, that doesn’t happen anymore … you don’t have any Baptist ministers going on jihad,” Santorum, who is Catholic, said. “The Western world has come to terms with religious liberty, freedom of conscience, and that persuasion is the way to spread the faith.”

Would those be the freedoms the the Religious Right is trying to ban from those Americans he does not agree with?

4–Those religious types are amazing….they criticize Muslims for their treatment of women and then one of them has crap like this to say……a Phoenix pastor quoted this Biblical verse in a Sunday sermon…….

1 Timothy 2:11. “Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.”

Thank you the Right Reverend Steven L. Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptists Church…….these type of ‘people’ just refuse to come into the 21st century…..and for that I thank you…..you keep me posting.

5–Everybody should be outraged about the lack of security around the White House….as usual the Righties have found a new ‘crisis around which to build a bullshit case….and guess what?  Not all of them are old white men…….

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Tuesday argued that a recent security breach at the White House had happened because the Secret Service had placed a woman on duty instead of “a really strong person.”

“They brought in a woman, first female director — remember the Obama administration loves firsts,” Ingraham said on her radio show, according to a transcript provided by Media Matters. “You get the sense at some point that it’s the first that’s more important than the common sense.”

Someone please tell this asshole that being a hater is not attractive.  But it is good ti see that not only the men are dipshits women can have equality here in the conservative movement…..which could be likened to a bowel movement.

6–And that pedophile Ted Nugent keeps talking…….

After a group of Native Americans protested outside a concert by Ted Nugent, the late-1970s rocker verbally lashed out, calling them “stinkyass unclean dipshIt protestors” and calling for Native Americans to be “rounded up and shipped back to wherever they came from!”

Nugent’s differences with Native Americans stem from their offence at his history of racially-charged statements. After one tribe cancelled his scheduled appearance at a casino in Worley, Idaho, he railed, “I take it as a badge of honor that such unclean vermin are upset by me and my positive energy. By all indicators, I don’t think they actually qualify as people.”

He makes one proud to be an American……..maybe he should stop by the visitor’s center in the Rez and say hello…….I am sure he would get all the attention he deserves…..that will not happen because Nugent is a COWARD!

7–Ebola has all the nut jobs on the Right running around say crap……but the best one is from an elected Rep…..these d/bags have NO shame……

Rep. Steve Stockman yesterday chatted with End Times broadcaster Rick Wiles, telling the “Trunews” host that President Obama may be delaying the government response to the Ebola epidemic because he wants the virus to spread. Once it spreads, Stockman argued, then Obama will use the Ebola outbreak as a justification to declare emergency powers.

There will be more of the utter nonsense coming from the babbling morons of the Tea Party….

8–I wish I could go without having a mental midget from the Right spout the typical crap about Obama…..and this is one of the most mental of all the whack-a-doodles…….

On his “Trunews” radio program last week, right-wing conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles argued that American voters are now powerless against the Obama administration, warning his listeners that, regardless of how the midterm elections play out, they should anticipate the “iron fist of tyranny” from the “mac daddy” president as he tries to maintain political power.

“If Barry Soetoro’s socialist Democrats win, against all odds and common sense and history, we’ll know that America’s elections are rigged,” he said. “On the other hand, if the mac daddy socialist Democratic party gets an old-fashioned thumping at the polls, it still doesn’t matter: Mr. Obama will simply crack down on all opposition, use government surveillance agencies to spy on his opponents, he’ll continue to issue presidential decrees and ignore the Congress, and rule the country like a dictator. Nothing’s going change, except that he’s really going to step it up as a dictator.”

Sorry to sound like a radical here…but the American gene pool could be better served without this idiot swimming in it….

9–Seems like there are two things that appear in every edition of B3—–impeachment and Tony Perkins……both are silly and a worthless waste……

Perkins said that just as reproductive rights debates are still contentious because legal abortion “runs contrary to nature,” gay marriage will similarly never be “resolved” until it is banned throughout the nation.

“I don’t care what they do, how oppressive government becomes in order to force this agenda through, they will never force Americans to accept this, the majority of Americans to accept it. Won’t happen,” he said. “Some may go silent, some may be carried away but they will not resolve this issue, trust me.”

If Americans could learn the therm “trust me” is an alarm warning this would be a much better country…..

This is the end of edition 19 of B3….never fear there is still plenty more idiots that feel they must open their mouths…..and I will be there……

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