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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:20 PM
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44% think waterboarding is acceptable - per CNN online poll
I feel sick
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lligrd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:24 PM
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1. Good Friggen Grief
:puke:
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davekriss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:12 PM
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16. I second what Iligrd said (nt)
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enki23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:24 PM
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2. then almost half our country is made up of evil fucks
that figure fits pretty well with my day-to-day experience.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:24 PM
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3. Maybe CNN is just trying to help Bush out . . . ????
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:25 PM
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4. This doesn't look acceptable....





And yes, the lemmings would agree to just about anything in order to feel safe. The best thing many people can hope to be safe from is themselves, please excuse the grammaticals.
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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:25 PM
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5. A very sick society.
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samdogmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:26 PM
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6. WOW!!!!!
Our country is more f*****d than I first thought! We have too many uneducated, wackos living among"s't" us--maybe we need to clean house?

But, what do we do with the refuse?
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:26 PM
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most of the civilized world disagrees
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:26 PM
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7. They think it's OK because Americans are doing it
and that everybody they are doing it to are trying to kill them.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:28 PM
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8. If you mean a poll that anyone can vote on, on the CNN website
then it's meaningless - self-selected polls are completely invalid.
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Kitty Herder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:31 PM
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10. I agree; it's a meaningless self-selected poll. But it's still sickening. nt
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Randypiper Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:28 PM
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9. I'm not suprised
A majority of congress doesn't believe in the Constitution.
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:32 PM
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11. Well . . .
. . . wait till reports come in (hopefully this won't happen) of US soldiers (or civilians) who get water-boarded. Especially if they survive to tell their story. Then the outrage in the government and the press will pretty dramatic.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:50 PM
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12. Most of the probably don't even know what water boarding is
I didn't really know prior to it being exposed that our government used it. But if asked if I thought torture was OK, I would never agree that it was OK.

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gulliver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:09 PM
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13. The question should be; Is waterboarding acceptable ...
...for all countries to perform when they see fit? The Dems have yet to make that the question though. So the framing of the question has been: Is it acceptable to waterboard known terrorists when American lives are at stake? The question is asked the way the GOP would have it asked, not the way it actually applies to the real world.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:11 PM
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14. I think it's laughable that one single form of torture has been singled out
while prying off nails and beatings are still going on. And don't think they aren't. At least waterboarding doesn't leave any permanent physical damage, not that I'm defending it.
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90-percent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:11 PM
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15. average Americans
The average American probably equates waterboarding with bobbing for apples or getting dunked.

Or else 44% of us are monsters!

-90% Jimmy
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tachyon Donating Member (520 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:24 PM
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18. Somebody (Boner?) (sic) said it was like going for a swim.
:eyes:
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:16 PM
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17. I'm guessing the think its OK as long as it never happens to our soldiers
What's good for the goose.

Doesn't anyone want this country to be an example, and set a standard for the world.
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