May 28, 2009


At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee.

Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.

Another apparently shows a female prisoner having her clothing forcibly removed to expose her breasts.

Among the graphic statements, which were later released under US freedom of information laws, is that of Kasim Mehaddi Hilas in which he says: “I saw [name of a translator] ******* a kid, his age would be about 15 to 18 years. The kid was hurting very bad and they covered all the doors with sheets. Then when I heard screaming I climbed the door because on top it wasn’t covered and I saw [name] who was wearing the military uniform, putting his **** in the little kid’s ***…. and the female soldier was taking pictures.”

The translator was an American Egyptian who is now the subject of a civil court case in the US.

Three detainees, including the alleged victim, refer to the use of a phosphorescent tube in the sexual abuse and another to the use of wire, while the victim also refers to part of a policeman’s “stick” all of which were apparently photographed.

May 19, 2009

Louis C.K. slays me.

Louis CK is hilarious and I just stumbled on some newish material he did. here's a couple samples



NPRs' This American Life is fantastic

Your probably aware that this radio program exists but you may not realize how freaking awesome it is and that you can listen to any episode they'vc done since 1995 for free online. The way they do it is that you can stream a show for free or get the mp3 for 95 cents. Each episode is free for one week (as an mp3) after it's released.
The eps run for about an hour a peice and are divided into 2-3 segments covering various topics or different aspects of one theme. This is one of the best uses of a free hour you can find. You could pick a topic that sounds interesting or just pick one at random. I have yet to hear one that wasn't fascinating. Things i don't even care about much come across as really freaking interesting.
Right now I'm on a torrent that has every episode from 1995-2007.  Stoked.

The thing that got me to post about this show is seeing an article talking about the body count in Iraq. TAS has a great ep about this very topic from 2005. It interviews the guy who did the Lancet study for Johns Hopkins University, one of the Iraq war planners, and a Captain serving in Iraq.
Here's a link 

May 15, 2009

These guys should be on adult swim

Ok so these dudes put out 6 youtube videos based on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. If you were a fan of the show and like david lynch shortfilms then this should be perfect entertainment. Be sure to give them as many stars as you think they deserve.

Episode 1:

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May 14, 2009

H. Con. Res. 121:Encouraging the President to designate 2010 as "The National Year of the Bible"

In a long line of stupid bills here's another example of republicans getting down to business. Apparently they forgot that the government is not supposed to endorse any religion at all. I would love to see how they feel about my idea for a Resolution Encouraging the President to Designtate 2011 as "The  National Year of The  Satanic Bible".  Hell lets do every religious text we can find. "National year of The Gnostic Gospels".