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Trying to prove it isn’t torture, Mancow gets waterboarded and says it’s ‘absolutely torture.’

Posted on May 23rd, 2009 at 11:48 by John Sinteur in category: News

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On his radio show this morning, “conservative libertarian” talker Eric “Mancow” Muller set out to prove that waterboarding isn’t torture by having himself waterboarded. But instead, after enduring “6 or 7 seconds” of the interrogation technique, Mancow admitted that it was “absolutely torture”:

Turns out the stunt wasn’t so funny. Witnesses said Muller thrashed on the table, and even instantly threw the toy cow he was holding as his emergency tool to signify when he wanted the experiment to stop. He only lasted 6 or 7 seconds.

“It is way worse than I thought it would be, and that’s no joke,”Mancow said, likening it to a time when he nearly drowned as a child. “It is such an odd feeling to have water poured down your nose with your head back…It was instantaneous…and I don’t want to say this: absolutely torture.

I wanted to prove it wasn’t torture,” Mancow said. “They cut off our heads, we put water on their face…I got voted to do this but I really thought ‘I’m going to laugh this off.’”


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  1. This is a very important video. Please post it. The YouTube hyperlink is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUkj9pjx3H0

  2. Please post it.

    You just did.

  3. Hello I just wanted to tell you that I love this website, you are doing a fantastic job here with it, I tried to contact you personally but couldn’t figure out how..DOH!..any way, keep up the great work

  4. I tried to contact you personally but couldn’t figure out how

    You just did.

  5. A dutch DJ did it a while ago, a bit more realistic…in dutch bit still uncomforting to watch.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGJSIcY3LX4

Run Montana, Run!

Posted on May 23rd, 2009 at 11:46 by John Sinteur in category: Great Picture

montana


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  1. Hmmm, that guy is running in bike shoes–not so comfortable with the metal cleats at the bottom. What’s the source/back story?

  2. I have no idea. All I have is the picture.

  3. Ah, it’s a fan running along with the Giro riders in one of the recent stages.

Tesla now worth half GM’s value

Posted on May 23rd, 2009 at 11:42 by John Sinteur in category: News

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From the what-a-world department: Daimler AG’s $50 million investment in Tesla Motors this week means the San Carlos electric car maker is worth roughly half the value of the world’s largest auto manufacturer, General Motors Corp. With one roadster on the market and one sedan in prototype, Tesla, thanks to Daimler’s 9 percent stake, is valued at $550 million. GM sold 8.35 million vehicles worldwide in 2008; its market value as of Thursday was $1.17 billion, based on the closing stock price of $1.92.

“It’s sort of amusing,” remarked Tesla co-founder Martin Eberhard.


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  1. And now that the government is in control it will decline further. Nobody will want to invest when all the government does is give the company to the union. You’re already seeing this in the bond market. And what about all those political opponents of Obama getting their dealerships cut off? I know you can read, so read these links, if you dare!

    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/05/dealergate-statistical-evidence-that.html
    http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2009/05/red-alert-did-campaign-contributions.html

Swine Flu

Posted on May 23rd, 2009 at 11:15 by John Sinteur in category: Joke

If you receive an email from the Department of Health telling you not to eat tinned pork because of swine flu – ignore it. It’s just spam.


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  1. SnOL

Cartoons

Posted on May 23rd, 2009 at 9:05 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon


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  1. Is the last cartoon supposed to be correct? I think it was the Pharisees and Sadducees, not Pilate who shouted “crucify him”.

‘We did not know that child abuse was a crime,’ says retired Catholic archbishop

Posted on May 23rd, 2009 at 7:57 by John Sinteur in category: ¿ʞɔnɟ ǝɥʇ ʇɐɥʍ, Pastafarian News

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Said Rembert G Weakland:

We all considered sexual abuse of minors as a moral evil, but had no understanding of its criminal nature.

Weakland, who retired in 2002 after it became known that he paid $450,000 in 1998 to a man who had accused him of date rape years earlier, said he initially:

Accepted naively the common view that it was not necessary to worry about the effects on the youngsters: either they would not remember or they would ‘grow out of it’.


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  1. More gay pedophilia! Or just plain gaiety. You didn’t mention how old the accuser was.

New maps approved

Posted on May 23rd, 2009 at 6:53 by John Sinteur in category: Apple, awesome

Just approved by Apple, another batch of my street level city maps for the iPhone (the previous sentence is for the google indexer, the rest of you already know what this is about…)

Belfast
Brussel
Barcelona
Athens
Utrecht
Berlin

But take a look at the site I’ve built for this – and smile at how many more I’ve got queued up for Apple. I’ll soon be the most prolific app developer in the entire store…


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  1. John… quick word: Warsaw, not Warshaw…
    on that notice: big ups, great work!

  2. Oh crap, thanks for the note – if you do this many maps, stuff like that is bound to creep in. I fixed it.

  3. We need glasgow now :D…well I do lol

  4. I’ll put it on my list for the next batch!