rxwine
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December 16th, 2014 at 6:21:49 PM permalink
Quote: Zcore13

. Hell, I'd stream it on the internet and tell them if you do this type of thing again, every one of you will get this treatment, even if we catch you all at the same time.



That's actually a different use of torture, then just to gain information..

I was going to agree it is effective, but upon second thought, every single ISIS member probably knows what will happen if Assad's forces capture one of them alive. That hasn't stopped them from fighting him.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
beachbumbabs
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December 16th, 2014 at 8:24:37 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

It's funny, when lists are compiled of the who's who, or on the Forbes list of the richest. Those names are not on there.

Quote: EB

It was started in 1913 by the Morgans, Astors, DuPonts,
Guggenheims, Vanderbilts and Rockefellers.






As it happens, half of them are:

The 25 Richest People of All Time:
◾#1 Mansa Musa I – Net Worth $400 Billion
◾#2 The Rothschild Family – $350 Billion
◾#3 John D. Rockefeller – Net Worth $340 Billion
◾#4 Andrew Carnegie – Net Worth $310 Billion
◾#5 Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov – Net Worth $300 Billion
◾#6 Mir Osman Ali Khan – Net Worth $230 billion
◾#7 William The Conqueror – Net Worth $229.5 Billion
◾#8 Muammar Gaddafi – Net Worth $200 Billion
◾#9 Henry Ford – Net Worth $199 Billion
◾#10 Cornelius Vanderbilt – Net Worth $185 Billion
◾#11 Alan Rufus – $178.65 billion
◾#12 Bill Gates – Net Worth $136 Billion
◾#13 William de Warenne – Net Worth $147.13 Billion
◾#14 John Jacob Astor – Net Worth $121 Billion
◾#15 Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl of Arundel – Net Worth $118.6 Billion
◾#16 John of Gaunt – Net Worth $110 Billion
◾#17 Stephen Girard – Net Worth $105 Billion
◾#18 A.T. Stewart – Net Wort $90 Billion
◾#19 Henry Duke of Lancaster – Net Worth $85.1 Billion
◾#20 Friedrich Weyerhauser – Net Worth $80 Billion
◾#21 Jay Gould – Net Worth $71 Billion
◾#22 Carlos Slim Helu – Net Worth $68 Billion
◾#22 Stephen Van Rensselaer – Net Worth $68 Billion
◾#23 Marshall Field – Net Worth $66 Billion
◾#24 Sam Walton – Net Worth $65 Billion
◾#25 Warren Buffett – Net Worth $64 Billion

source: celebritynetworth.com
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petroglyph
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December 16th, 2014 at 9:29:09 PM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

As it happens, half of them are:

The 25 Richest People of All Time:
◾#1 Mansa Musa I – Net Worth $400 Billion
◾#2 The Rothschild Family – $350 Billion
◾#3 John D. Rockefeller – Net Worth $340 Billion
◾#4 Andrew Carnegie – Net Worth $310 Billion
◾#5 Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov – Net Worth $300 Billion
◾#6 Mir Osman Ali Khan – Net Worth $230 billion
◾#7 William The Conqueror – Net Worth $229.5 Billion
◾#8 Muammar Gaddafi – Net Worth $200 Billion
◾#9 Henry Ford – Net Worth $199 Billion
◾#10 Cornelius Vanderbilt – Net Worth $185 Billion
◾#11 Alan Rufus – $178.65 billion
◾#12 Bill Gates – Net Worth $136 Billion
◾#13 William de Warenne – Net Worth $147.13 Billion
◾#14 John Jacob Astor – Net Worth $121 Billion
◾#15 Richard Fitzalan 10th Earl of Arundel – Net Worth $118.6 Billion
◾#16 John of Gaunt – Net Worth $110 Billion
◾#17 Stephen Girard – Net Worth $105 Billion
◾#18 A.T. Stewart – Net Wort $90 Billion
◾#19 Henry Duke of Lancaster – Net Worth $85.1 Billion
◾#20 Friedrich Weyerhauser – Net Worth $80 Billion
◾#21 Jay Gould – Net Worth $71 Billion
◾#22 Carlos Slim Helu – Net Worth $68 Billion
◾#22 Stephen Van Rensselaer – Net Worth $68 Billion
◾#23 Marshall Field – Net Worth $66 Billion
◾#24 Sam Walton – Net Worth $65 Billion
◾#25 Warren Buffett – Net Worth $64 Billion

source: celebritynetworth.com



Heck of a list when Sam Walton is at the bottom. It's almost funny Buffett is in last place, with a mere 64 billion.
petroglyph
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December 16th, 2014 at 10:18:38 PM permalink
U.S. TV PROVIDES AMPLE PLATFORM FOR AMERICAN TORTURERS, BUT NONE TO THEIR VICTIMS, Somebody had to say it.

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/12/16/u-s-tv-media-gives-ample-platform-american-torturers-victims/


"What this glaring omission in coverage does more than anything else is conclusively expose the utter fraud of the U.S. media’s claims to “objectivity” and “neutrality.”
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December 16th, 2014 at 11:17:02 PM permalink
Quote: petroglyph

U.S. TV PROVIDES AMPLE PLATFORM FOR AMERICAN TORTURERS, BUT NONE TO THEIR VICTIMS, Somebody had to say it.

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/12/16/u-s-tv-media-gives-ample-platform-american-torturers-victims/


"What this glaring omission in coverage does more than anything else is conclusively expose the utter fraud of the U.S. media’s claims to “objectivity” and “neutrality.”



I am not sure that TV is to blame. Is the media suppose to force them to come on air? As the article says they are being represented by their appropriate lawyers, so it's very likely they have legal advise saying what they should and should do (particularly regarding the media and publicity). I don't think anyone is stopping them from doing an interview.
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December 17th, 2014 at 6:47:17 AM permalink
Quote: Gandler

I don't think anyone is stopping them from doing an interview.

Their reluctance is entirely understandable, considering their remarkably high recidivism rate.
terapined
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June 11th, 2015 at 6:45:12 AM permalink
Quote: terapined

Going off topic here but what long thread doesn't from time to time.

Christopher Lee is a total badass, in a good way.
Most actors are all about pretend.
Christopher Lee is the real deal. He walked the walk.
Thanks, love him in the Rings and other movies.
Never knew this about him.
Wow, I am impressed.
Thanks Gandler.



RIP Christopher Lee
Will miss Saruman, Count Dooku and Dracula
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