Periodic Dosage 2014-10

what is water boarding?

what is water boarding?

it's a torturing method.

you bind the man on a table, put cloth over his face. Pour water on it. sounds mild. The effect is controlled drowning.

the word “water boarding” is new. A euphemism. The method dates to at least 1950.

here's a description from CIA:

In this procedure, the individual is bound securely to an inclined bench, which is approximately four feet by seven feet. The individual's feet are generally elevated. A cloth is placed over the forehead and eyes. Water is then applied to the cloth in a controlled manner. As this is done, the cloth is lowered until it covers both the nose and mouth. Once the cloth is saturated and completely covers the mouth and nose, air flow is slightly restricted for 20 to 40 seconds due to the presence of the cloth… During those 20 to 40 seconds, water is continuously applied from a height of twelve to twenty-four inches. After this period, the cloth is lifted, and the individual is allowed to breathe unimpeded for three or four full breaths… The procedure may then be repeated. The water is usually applied from a canteen cup or small watering can with a spout… You have… informed

you can find more info and references in Wikipedia

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vice.com journal

a friend recommended:

Vice.com

Vice is a print magazine and website focused on arts, culture, and news topics. Founded in 1994 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the magazine later expanded into Vice Media, which consists of divisions including the magazine and website, a film production company, a record label, and a publishing imprint. As of October 2014, the magazine's Chief Creative Officer is Eddy Moretti, Andrew Creighton is President, the editor-in-chief is Rocco Castoro[2] and documentary filmmaker Andy Capper is the Global Editor.[3] As of October 2014, 29 Vice bureaus exist on every continent except Africa and Antarctica.

The editors have championed the “Immersionist” school of journalism, regarded as a DIY antithesis to the methods practiced by mainstream news outlets, and the monthly publication is frequently focused on a single theme.

[Noam Chomsky: Julian Assange deserves applause By Noam Chomsky. At http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/interviews/Noam-Chomsky-Julian-Assange-deserves-applause/articleshow/15621507.cms , accessed on 2014-11-25 ]

today's Veteran's day. Apropos: Bonus Army eviction. Li Ao on Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989

[Assange: Google Is Not What It Seems By Julian Assange. At http://www.newsweek.com/assange-google-not-what-it-seems-279447 , accessed on 2014-10-29 ]

ebola in US: don't touch. don't touch anything touched. If touch, die in 10 days. Ebola virus disease in the United States

I ain't that nigga trying to holla cause I want some head. I'm that nigga trying to holla cause I want some bread.

50 Cent - “PIMP”

1932, USA. What should government do when riot gets big? run tank, or risk revolution? Li Ao on Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989

social network happy meal

social network is such that, when u post strong opinions, u alienate friends. So, posts become happy meals. Would u like to super size it?

i sure alienate lots friends, online or otherwise. One post on puzzy sks politics then boom, half of followers of great white male goody2shoes's gone. One screech about Abrahamic religions fk, boom, half's gone. Then, there's the white male programers “zen and tao and yoga and meditation will save the world” fks. Boom. gone. One nasty about python, and boom, all python loving supporters are wavering. And, there's the Common Lisp fkhds, refusing to die. And, there's FSF and Open Source lying-thru-the-teeth fkheads, human freedom by day, 4chan and pirating by night.

Ferguson Riot Twitter Fight: Amnesty international vs CSIS

Amnesty Ferguson riot 2014-08-19
Ferguson Riot Twitter Fight: Amnesty international vs CSIS

xah rumination extempore = psychological pathology

while i was doing my usual 〈xah rumination extempore〉, now and then i go out of my way to validate my validity, just to be sure i'm made of steel underneath. 'tis then, i discovered, rumination is actually a psychological pathology! OMFG, erudition has its costs.

Rumination is the compulsively focused attention on the symptoms of one's distress, and on its possible causes and consequences, as opposed to its solutions.[1] Rumination is similar to worry except rumination focuses on bad feelings and experiences from the past, whereas worry is concerned with potential bad events in the future.[1] Both rumination and worry are associated with anxiety and other negative emotional states.[1]

Rumination (psychology)

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