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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:59 PM
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My boyfriend had an interesting idea on water-boarding...
Edited on Sat May-02-09 08:06 PM by Blue Belle
He wants to set up a "water-boarding" stand. He wants to get a big sign that says, "Is Water-boarding torture? You decide!" and give the torture deniers a chance to actually have it done to them. If only he knew how to do it (i'm sure directions are posted here on the internets somewhere), although, I doubt he would ever have to learn though because no one would try it. He's not going to do it - I just thought it was intersting.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:01 PM
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1. Like the commercialled Jack In The Box nugget tester who charged $25,000/nugget...
Not a lot of takers, but it only takes 1.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:03 PM
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2. The liability insurance would be astronomical...
There is a very good chance that something "goes south" when waterboarding someone, the victim can experience any number of unintended consequences, starting with heart attacks and strokes, convulsions that lead to choking to death, etc, etc, etc.

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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:12 PM
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4. Get an airtight release. There wouldn't be any takers, but reading the release will help.
If they would have to read the list of what could go wrong, and sign off on all that, it might dawn on the clowns what the problem is. I would at least like to seen Hannity read and decide to sign or chicken out on the tv. :evilgrin:
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:47 PM
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7. Despite the liability release forms, etc
and even if you had paramedics standing by...

one death and you are still looking at a large civil suit and potential criminal charges.

I have wondered about these people that do it for the media types that are looking to have a story to write or video to narrate. I'm sure they feel perfectly safe about doing it, but I also suspect they are doing the "light version" and they still have doctors standing by.
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Egalitariat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:28 PM
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9. Releases are garbage. Any second year law student can get a release tossed
A deal is never a deal.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:12 PM
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10. Point is they wouldn't do it after reading all the stuff that could go wrong
wingers are notorious cowards.
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:04 PM
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3. You'd have a few takers
than you'd have a few lawsuits because IT IS FUCKING TORTURE.
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:15 PM
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5. Well, water-boarding *is* fun, according to Coulter.
So instead of a dunk tank at your next carnival, set up a water-boarding booth! Your organization will be rolling in dough!
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:22 PM
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6. it's doesn't matter what people think... it's still illegal
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:49 PM
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8. and charge them $10. that will probably encourage them to do it more and
bf can take you out on the town.
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