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  •  The problem with torture is that (5+ / 0-)

    anyone will tell you anything that they think you want to hear in order to get it to stop.  It still works great in fantasy fiction as far a ratings and I keep thinking of the TV show 24 and how they had an agent whose sole expertise was torture which they even used on their own employees; who then then go back to work 30 minutes later.

    •  Fortunately, other shows are better sometimes. (1+ / 0-)
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      Burn Notice had a line something like, “The problem with torture is that it only gives you the first lie that will make the pain go away.” Of course, that's the functional problem, not the moral problem, but even hearing that much on television was pretty nice.

      Not to say that undoes 24, but still.

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      by Code Monkey on Thu Jan 17, 2013 at 03:05:59 PM PST

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