As a horror fan, I've never understood the appeal of the Saw movies. Can someone explain the psychology involved with liking that series and similar types of movies? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend neutral documentation of "enhanced interrogation" / "torture" under the Bush presidency, the changes during the War on Terror? [more inside]
In the ongoing wrangle that is the process of PRIVACY with Facebook I've yet to figure this one out. [more inside]
Can you help me find this disturbing Saw-like short film about kinder eggs? [more inside]
Help me figure out what movie about apartheid South Africa I'm remembering. [more inside]
Torture by the CIA, specifically experimental/psychological torture, between about 1955 and 1985: how much more would CIA-funded lab psychologist Donald Hebb have known about specific real-world practices/pervasiveness than the general public could know? Articles or books where I can research this (especially anything he wrote himself)?
Can anyone help find this article I'm thinking of? [more inside]
Should I throw in the towel? [more inside]
What can be done about a serial kitten-torturer?! Proven case with plenty of evidence. Is there any way to get this sick a-hole behind bars? [more inside]
I am looking for respected papers and books by psychologists and/or psychiatrists on the effectiveness of torture as a means to extract truthful confessions, especially in a military setting. [more inside]
If I go to a local engineering college and a friend of mine turns out to be a terrorist, will the government torture me? Or am I just being paranoid? [more inside]
I have some questions about torture regarding international and US law, especially the Geneva Conventions and the UNCAT. [more inside]
I am collecting examples of the “Ticking Time Bomb Scenario” in fiction, film/tv, and journalism. [more inside]
What can I do to work against long-term solitary confinement of prisoners in the US? [more inside]
Looking for the name of an artist who did a beautiful / disturbing series of photographs of cockroaches (and/or other insects??) being tortured. My memory is vague, but I think one was crucified, one immolated, etc. I also feel like it was a female artist.
I think it was PBS, a roundtable discussion about a hypothetical ticking timebomb and what each branch of society thought should be done. I believe there were 3 panels: law enforcement, attorneys, and politicians. I think the host was an African-American male. [more inside]
StatisticsFilter: how can I find out whether my data is bimodal? [more inside]
Can you provide information on acts of animal abuse/cruelty taking place in other countries during war time? More inside... [more inside]
Im infatuated with this girl who I knew I couldn't have from the start. She has a partner. She is more than 10 years younger than me. She lives in another country. But I wake up with thoughts of her every morning. I construct new theories about what she was really thinking. [more inside]
Why o why am I more ticklish when I'm tired? I'm always ticklish but I notice a marked increase in twitchy tickle-inspired laughing fits when I'm yawny.
Human rights violations around the world. What are countries with histories of major modern human rights violations that I may not think of? [more inside]
I remember reading a blog post recently (probably 2 weeks ago, a month at the most) where the author said allowing torture is a bad idea because most people are personally opposed to torturing and would be unwilling to participate, so the only people willing to do the torturing are sadists who get pleasure out of torturing people. Therefore, you get a lot of punitive sadistic torture of little actual strategic value. Anyone remember reading this recently? [more inside]
What can I do to make laser hair removal treatments more tolerable? [more inside]
Please help me identify a painting. [more inside]
Help me find examples of torture in movies and on TV. [more inside]
Losing consciousness after being hung upside down by feet? (Humanitarian Asylum / Torture Related) [more inside]
Which Viking torture / punishment involved progressively severing segments of the limbs? [more inside]
I'm thinking about being waterboarded, just to see what it's all about. How can I do it correctly, ie. not end up dead? [more inside]
Where can I find some good Hitler quotes? There's a whole lot [more inside]
What US law schools have programs in international law related to either torture or refugees? [more inside]
OK. Here's another question about a book I read as a kid, 25 or 30 years ago. It was a collection of short stories where truly horrible things happened... [more inside]
When I was in school in '98 I read one of the best poems ever. Help me find it. [more inside]
What are enlisted men and women in the U.S. Army taught about the Uniform Code of Military Justice? [more inside]
Has anyone successfully managed to repair a sticky out wire coming out from an underwired bra? I've thrown out many (otherwise good) bras because the wire works it's way through and ripping me to shreds even when I try to sew it up 'darned socks style' with thread! Are there any MeFi domestic goddesses that have tamed this instrument of torture? [more inside]
Today was supposed to be the day the ACLU got the redacted torture Photos mentioned here I wonder if anyone knows if the Gov made good on the order? I just assumed we would never see them, so I am quite curious how things played out.
KaraokeFilter: I have the .mp3's and the associated .cdg's. How to turn this into a functional Karaoke-CD?
Regarding rodeo: How do they make bulls angry enough to want to kick and jump and run around to get a guy off his back? Specific method or general torture?