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  1. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Ken Catalino 9 days ago

    Let’s see if the British follow a partisan line in demanding clarity…

    Come clean on British links to torture, MPs tell US Senate

  2. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Ken Catalino 9 days ago

    I was wondering why this was taking a partisan line. Surely ALL Americans would be concerned.


    Or is it that there is a certain lack of morality from a certain quarter….?

  3. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Ken Catalino 9 days ago

    “the US just lies about it better.”


    One of its apologists is right above me and below you.

  4. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Gary Varvel 11 days ago

    “If anybody has a better idea, speak up.”


    Don’t use drones.


    I just loved the pleading tone used though, sheeesh! As if it was difficult


    Oh, and stop messing about with other countries. Meddling then disingenuous surprise at the backlash, then torturing their nationals picked up around the world. If there hadn’t been messing about, there wouldn’t be attacks, invasions,droning, revenge kidnappings, counter-attacks etc


    It’s quite simple, really. Just…don’t.

  5. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Clay Bennett 12 days ago

    At least your country is admitting to it. Will the British admit their complicity? WIll other European countries admit their complicity? Portugal is one of them (assisted with rendition flights).


    So at least be proud of the fact your nation is facing up to its role; ours aren’t.

  6. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Lisa Benson 18 days ago

    Shouldn’t you blame Nixon?


    The American/Western intention was to “tap into the enormous Chinese market”. I guess we all got tapped by the Chinese. Whoops.

  7. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Dan Wasserman 18 days ago

    Hmm, interesting pun on the German language. Not so sure a very good one though.


    I’m struggling to understand the usage of über in this instance. In English slang (and is it more American English specific?) does it mean “super”? One is übercool = super-cool ? So cool one is Beyond-Cool. So was it originally named Übercab as in AboveCab= Above/Beyond-normal-taxis SuperCab? *shrugs

  8. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Dan Wasserman 18 days ago

    "Sorry, but he actually died of natural causes aggravated by actions resulting from his resisting arrest for a misdemeanor. "


    You seem to be blaming the victim here. Correct me if my impression is wrong

    Why a Medical Examiner Called Eric Garner’s Death a ‘Homicide’


    “The key to clearing up the confusion is to understand the difference between two uses of the word “homicide” and to focus not on the medical cause of Garner’s death but on Pantaleo’s behavior.”


    “So in a medical examiner’s report “homicide” just means one person intentionally did something that led to the death of someone else. It doesn’t mean the death was intentional and it doesn’t mean it was a crime.”


    The uproar with regards Eric Garner is that a Grand Jury don’t appear to think there was “criminally negligence”.


    “Nobody should dispute that Pantaleo committed homicide—that fact was determined Aug. 1. Was Pantaleo’s behavior a gross deviation from the standard of care that a police officer should take when confronting an unarmed father of six whom he suspects may have been selling cigarettes illegally? Napolitano and many others who have watched the video of Garner’s killing think Pantaleo’s behavior was criminally negligent. The Staten Island grand jury apparently did not.”

  9. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Bob Gorrell 19 days ago

    Mandela had shirts, Nehru had collars, Mao had suits, Castro had fatigues, Cosby had sweaters.

  10. omQ Release the Desaparecidos commented on Tom Toles 21 days ago

    “See pages 6-9.”Ha! That was fun; thanks ;-)