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Torture: November 2007 Archives

TASER electronic stun guns are a form of torture that can kill, a UN committee has declared after several recent deaths in North America. "The use of these weapons causes acute pain, constituting a form of torture,'' the UN's Committee against Torture said.
I'd say listening to the insufferable windbags at the UN "causes acute pain, constituting a form of torture," but perhaps this definition is, um, a smidgen more liberal, if that is at all possible. The UN definition seems to be, "It hurts - and someone else is doing it."

unpanty.jpg United Nations, you win the Panty on the Head award for minimizing the definition of torture. I've a feeling you'll be back soon.

"Ow, that hurt!" a female robot squeaked, narrowing her eyes as a young dentist drilled on her replica teeth. "Now, I'm OK," she said as the dentist eased off.
isitsafe.jpgNo word on whether this dental droid has the features of Dustin Hoffman, but if the Japanese are at their marketing best, there is sure to be one in the future.

"Yes, it's safe, it's very safe, it's so safe you wouldn't believe it!"
From the Smoking Gun, a tale of brutal torture:
An al-Qaeda operative serving life in prison for his role in the bombing of American embassies in Africa contends that his rights are being violated by U.S. jailers who have denied him access to Arabic publications and religious books, limited his mail privileges, and no longer allow him to use a Walkman.
Oh, the humanity - a few paragraphs down we find out the true barbarity of this man's captors:
Currently, Al-Owhali claims, he is only provided with month-old copies of USA Today
The fiends.

pantyonthehead.jpg Mohamed Al-Owhali, you win the Panty on the Head award for minimizing the definition of torture. It looks great on you. No, really.