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What in your point of view is modern-day torture?

Asked by ZEPHYRA (20439points) April 13th, 2010

Torture usually rings a bell of the tyranny of the harsh past times, but what in your opinion could be termed modern-day torture?

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Blackberry's avatar

There was a whole controversy about this during the whole GITMO ordeal. It’s called waterboarding as well as other forms like electrocution. Torture now rings a bell of modern day torture.

nisse's avatar

Two and a half men..

ucme's avatar

Sitting or enduring Steve Martin at the Oscars aaargh!!!

Trillian's avatar

Lady Gaga, Lady Gaga, LADY GAGA, LADY GAGA!!! RRAAAAAAAGGGGHHHHH!

Blackberry's avatar

@Trillian Stop calling meh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh…...

Chongalicious's avatar

@Trillian Raah rah rah ah-aahhh! Roma roma maaa! Gaga OH LA LA!!!

@Blackberry How mean are we??

rebbel's avatar

Playing loud hard-rock music hours and hours at an end.
Or a Britny Spears cd.

Blackberry's avatar

@Chongalicious She will learn to love it…..we just have to imploy stricter methods of tort….......I mean…....exposure.

janbb's avatar

Waterboarding, sleep deprivation, isolation, intimidation by large dogs, tying someone’s hands above their heads for hours while making them stand naked, draping napkins soaked with so-called “menstural blood” across the Koran – yup, they all sound like torture to me. If you look at the pictures from Abu Ghraib and read the testimony from Gitmo you can get a pretty good idea.

MarcoNJ's avatar

People-watching in my neighborhood.

Mikelbf2000's avatar

you all have no idea what torture is if you consider waterboarding the worst thing, look up some of the horrid things that were done by other 3rd world countries.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

@MarcoNJ hehehehehehe, you actually got a live view of that????

Chongalicious's avatar

@Blackberry haha I actually hate her too! I’m just quite devious…muahahahha!!!

Blackberry's avatar

@Chongalicious For some reason I have liked every one of her singles that has come out. I don’t think any pop artist has had so many catchy songs all at once.

Vunessuh's avatar

Lucille making me eat her meatloaf.

Mikelbf2000's avatar

hearing alvin and the chipmunks and kids bop at the same time.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

@Mikelbf2000 That must be one cute sight and sound!!!!!

Chongalicious's avatar

@Blackberry Yeah, catchy; but for me.. torturous!

talljasperman's avatar

Labeling people as inferior or defective

Mikelbf2000's avatar

@ZEPHYRA absolutely terrifying lol

MarcoNJ's avatar

@ZEPHYRA Not that exact pic, but yes, I see that view quite often round these parts.

anartist's avatar

@janbb yes, but if it does no physical harm, can it be justified?

anartist's avatar

ignoring someone

DarkScribe's avatar

Rap and HipHop. Even in medieval times that would be classified as torture.

zophu's avatar

traditional torture isn’t exactly a dead practice…

Trillian's avatar

@Blackberry I don’t even listen to her, I’ve just been forced to watch a couple videos and of course, the penis thing. If I heard her on the radio, i wouldn’t know. She may even be talented. I just react negatively to over hype. It was the same for me when Tom Sellick was popular. It automatically just puts my dukes up.

Blackberry's avatar

@Trillian Lol @ Tom Selleck….He was popular?

UScitizen's avatar

The Internal Revenue Code, 1939.

UScitizen's avatar

The Federal Reserve Act, 1913.

janbb's avatar

@anartist Torture – whether psychological or physical – has been shown to yield dubious results. I believe it is unjustifiable both on moral and pragmatic grounds.

silverfly's avatar

When someone pushes you over in your chair and opens their eyelid and proceeds to push their eyeball around with their bare finger after scratching a fork and a knife on a plate.

cockswain's avatar

Nickelback, Kid Rock, or Creed

buster's avatar

Waiting rooms.

anartist's avatar

An extended telephone automated redirection sysem especially the new kind with the oh so sweet voice that you can’t crash out of to get a real human being by hitting “0” or “9” or ”#” or ”*”

filmfann's avatar

Michael Bay movies.

cockswain's avatar

Listening to a Human Resources presentation

phillis's avatar

I remember kids being especially vicious, and now I find myself teaching my 11 year old daughter to navigate those waters. Kids are meaner than hell! And they’re still that way! Where do I sign up to be a teacher? I’d be perfect.

mattbrowne's avatar

A bus full of ringing cell phones.

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