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Torture Ended

The following statement was posted by a guy who is in favor of torture.

He asked, “What if the relatives of those who are against torture got kidnapped, and no matter how much we interrogated the culprit he just wouldn’t talk. What will we do then? Huh? Huh?”

Here’s what people have to understand. The rules that said “we don’t torture” is there not because we don’t like torturing people. On a contrary, we would love to torture. I would love to torture. But there are reasons why we have to be against it. Two reasons actually.

1) Torture does not work

2) When our troops get captured, we do not want them to get tor…… wait, let’s go back to the first one.

Torture does not work

Let’s type that again: Torture does not work.

Let’s type it 3 times in a roll. Torture does not work. Torture does not work. TORTURE DOES NOT WORK

Last time in bold, torture does not work.

It has been proven in reports after reports that torture does not work. So now lets go back to the what-if scenarios. Let say my family members, god forbid, did get kidnapped. And the guy won’t talk. Tell me, how is getting “wrong” information out of him going to help me get my family back?

And there’s no bigger proof than the Gitmo report for why torture does not work. Every single reliable intel come from the detainees prior to being tortured. So torture, something that is being press forward by the Bush administration as necessary (although they won’t admit it, they claimed they didn’t torture, they waterboarded) … did not work. Which satisfy the reason number one as to why we don’t torture. IT DOES NOT WORK.

Sure, it worked on 24 and Alias. But those are TV Shows. In real life the end does not justify the means because there is no END. It does not work. If it worked, we would do it.

Releasing the information now will make the country less safe.

No shit Sherlock! So don’t freaking do them next time. Why would you do something that a) does not work  and b) make the country less safe when people found out about it. And don’t even act like the anti-torture people were the ones who took the pictures. For some sadistic reason or whatever, the torturers were the ones who took the picture themselves.

Desperate time calls for desperate measures.

I think Jon Stewart of The Daily Show said it best.  I can understand using unconventional means to get results during desperate times. But then US military (who are short on people by the way) fired 26 gay linguists.  So I guess the situation is not THAT desperate. Or desperate enough for torture, but not enough to be able to tolerate “the gays”.  No matter how many times you interrogate the detainees, it won’t mean a damn thing if you can’t understand their confession.


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All about the AIG Bonuses

AIG execs are like the people who cut trees along the beltway way during morning rush hour. Of course those tree-trimmers are not evil. It’s just that their job is making everybody else’s life a living hell. So there is a choice. Ignore other people’s plight, say “I’m just doing my own thing, don’t like it, too bad for you”, or be nice.

So why do those tree guys still work during rush hour and why do AIG refused to let go off of their bonuses?

Is there room for niceness in Capitalism?

No government can force its citizens to be nice. But is it important? There’s never a rule. What happen to a business person being called Sharks, and Cut Throat? Isn’t that cool and badass? That is why AIG is so dumbfounded. Why are people unable to tolerate their thick face selfishness all of the sudden? It’s business and it’s America. Why should I be nice?

Actually, niceness is a foundation of success for any group consists of two or more human beings.. You shouldn’t care about others’ opinion so much that you can’t be yourself. But without support, how can anyone do anything other than masturbate?

Never mind the marketing stuff you learn in Business school. Before they teach you how to count, catch a ball, and even the alphabet; the first thing adult teach you right after you started crawling and grabbing thing is to be NICE.

Niceness works in your favor in a classroom, on a bus, on your date, at your office, in congress, in Hollywood, and I am pretty sure it will be just as helpful on Wall Street.

Why is niceness important in Capitalism? Isn’t the system designed so that it would work best when a company wants to crush its competitors?

AIG is not cheating the competitors. They are cheating the PEOPLE.

The people who make AIG what they are. The people who suffer are the clients, the employees, and the government. Even if the economy magically come back into full swing tomorrow, AIG still can’t deny the fact that they are like the guy who take 4 slices of pizza and put it on his own plate, eat it in the middle of the living room, then wonder why all the other guests at the party were frowning.

Their Excuse is… They earned it

Their argument for taking billions in bonuses, bless their heart, is that the money is owed to them. What they deserve. Yet they failed to realize that the entire country is suffering. There’s a woman who make “myhusbandneedsajob.com” website. That’s how bad it gets.

Think about this way. Your aunt promised you that if you get a B, she will buy you a Playstation. You got that B, but then would you go and ask for that Playstation a few minutes right after her house just burned down.

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