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drwilson
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Yunis Haji, who was a 20-year old Peshmerga fighter at the time of the 1988 campaign against ethnic Kurds in Iraq, testified today that he was tortured under Saddam Hussein by being made to walk barefoot on broken glass:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061127/ts_nm/iraq_saddam_dc_2

The "Chinese Water Torture" was also used.

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Paul
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Torture! Shoot that's what us freaks do for fun! and they didn't have "Chinese Water Torture" They just figured that the prisoners needed a really long slow shower. All kidding aside there are worse things he could have done (and that he did do.)
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Are you kidding?

Glass walking as torture?




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Now if you guys are getting over your indignation, you'll realize that Dr. Wilson just handed you a perfect patter line that the audience could actually verify.

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Also...we've learned to NOT be scared of it.

There was a great psych study that came out this year. They found that if you anticipated being hurt (fear of pain), any injury would hurt more.

WE could've told them that, but oh no, there'd be no legitimacy there.
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Good point.


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This also gives the audience a point of reference which is critical to connecting with them. The implications of pain are there, but can be amplified if the audience is given reason to believe that this was a form of torture... not 500 years ago, but perhaps very recently! It becomes more topical, and therefore closer to living in your own backyard!
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Just came back from Amsterdam. Excellent trip. We visited the torture museum, which specialized in medivel forms of torture. The psychological impact of knowing what "Hell on earth" was and how bad it could be kept a lot of people in line.
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That's true.
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Quote:
On 2006-11-29 08:18, thegreatnippulini wrote:
The psychological impact of knowing what "Hell on earth" was and how bad it could be kept a lot of people in line.


It still does.
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