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  • Parents of missing Detroit boy charged with torture and child abuse
    Parents of missing Detroit boy charged with torture and child abuse
    The father and stepmother of Charlie BothuellV, the 12-year-old boy who was found alive and living in his father’sDetroit basement after local police and the FBI searched for the missing child for 11 days from June 14 through June 25, were...
  • Odisha, India
    A victim lodges witchcraft torture complaint in India’s Odisha Ganjam district
    A person living in the Odisha’s Ganjam district in India has lodged a complaint with the police: The victim alleges being tortured because some villagers suspected the individual was practicing witchcraft. On the Press Trust of India (PTI)...
  • Sociopathic Torture
    Torture Participants Need Mental Help
    Like the crazy and socially-diluted "lady" from the Stephen King movie "Misery," who tortures an innocent man who wishes for a story to turn out "in a different way than she planned," the CIA and their minion...
  • Tortured psychiatric patients
    America is nothing special when it comes to torture
    It seems as if there was a much brighter time in American history when even the nation's most militant enemies feared the power of the idealistic trend of the nation in dealing with human rights issues. Not just a majority of Americans but...
  • Mandan Sioux
    Moslem free speech fun
    This statement by "Godfather Politics" is so good I just want to reprint it and bracket the best parts. After it I'll have a line, and then add a thought or two of my own:Muslim Cleric Says Freedom Doesn't Allow Insulting...
  • Shafqat Hussain
    Shafqat Hussain: 'Confessed' Pakistani avoids execution for 2004 murder of child
    Shafqat Hussain was 14 years old when he confessed to killing a child in 2004. The charge of involuntary manslaughter put Hussain, now 23, on death row. But for the second time, a stay of execution has been granted over concerns that the teenager...
  • 'Unbroken' commentary (Part 5): Reality and racism
    'Unbroken' commentary (Part 5): Reality and racism
    Racism and RealityWhile Japan is supposedly raging and in deep denial as the headlines scream, what do the Japanese, the majority of the Japanese really think about World War II?In a 2006 Asahi Shimbun poll of 3,000 people with 1,730 valid answers...
  • Obama as Pinnochio
    Gamecock's Top Ten Lies of the Year 2014
    The Gospel of John identifies Satan as the Father of Lies. Duly noted, but Screwtape and Wormwood's demon-to-imp correspondence as recorded by C.S. Lewis and the pronouncements of many elected government officials and their appointees...
  • CIA’s queen of torture was used to create Zero Dark Thirty character
    CIA’s queen of torture was used to create Zero Dark Thirty character
    Recently released Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture featured a key character in the agency’s string of horrific misdeeds. Alfreda Frances Bikowsky is a career CIA officer, who remains in a senior position at the...
  • Majority of Americans say CIA torture justified, is this who we really are?
    Majority of Americans say CIA torture justified, is this who we really are?
    On Thursday, Washington Post-ABC published poll results that reveal 59% of Americans think the CIA treatment of suspected terrorists was justified. Note, these responses were about 'suspected' terrorists, not individuals who were found...
  • Dick Cheney
    The Torture Poll at WaPo
    Michael Sean Winters reacts to the torture poll at WaPo, so I react to him. You can read his piece athttp://ncronline.org/blogs/distinctly-catholic/torture-evangelization, which will help you understand mine, which follows.The poll is interesting,...
  • Torture
    Sherman's POWs as land-mine-detectors, Bush-CIA nose-swabbings and torture
    Published December 17, 2014On December 8, 1864, during Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea, the foot of a young Alabama cavalry officer was blown to pieces by an 8-inch C.S.A. "subterra" shell (land mine or IED called a ...
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    Bush and Cheney Should be Prosecuted for Torture
    The George W. Bush administration may just be the worst presidency in the history of the United States.Under the terms of the U.N. Convention Against Torture, which the U.S is a signatory, it is illegal to torture people for any reason. If you don...
  • Why not?
    Do People Need A Law Not to Tattoo Their Pets?
    Really.This column cannot take too much more in terms of news.It has been a time of high tragedy and petty cruelty.From the Senate Report about Torture, which certainly does not tell the entire, ugly story to the seemingly non-ending killing of...
  • George W. Bush Opines About Painting
    George W. Bush Opines About Painting
    Seriously, what else happened recently upon which he should comment?One headline, this column kids you not, stated: Words of Wisdom from GWB.Really?Apparently these sage mots amounted to the admonition of not painting pictures of your wife and...