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Old Aug 04, 2006, 08:43 PM
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The results of torture

Sleep deprivation ( a method of torture?) and other stressors cause people to react in strange ways.

Can any reliance be placed on confessions obtained by such methods? (Gitimo trials)

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Former White House Aide Pleads Guilty in Target Scam


Friday, August 4, 2006; 5:40 PM

Former White House aide Claude A. Allen pleaded guilty today to one misdemeanor count of theft, attributing his criminal behavior to sleep deprivation and the stressful nature of his job last fall.

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Allen, 45, speaking publicly for the first time about the thefts, said he had no excuses for his actions, but described the time during which they happened as particularly stressful.

"I accept full responsibility for my actions," Allen told the judge. "Something did go very wrong. I lost perspective and failed to restrain myself."

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Old Aug 04, 2006, 08:47 PM
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Sleep deprivation ( a method of torture?) and other stressors cause people to react in strange ways.

Can any reliance be placed on confessions obtained by such methods? (Gitimo trials)
That's funny.
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Old Aug 04, 2006, 08:50 PM
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If he didn't have any twinkies....then no.
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Old Aug 04, 2006, 10:40 PM
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I think he was just making excuses for being a moron.
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Old Aug 04, 2006, 11:05 PM
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I hear that beer deprivation is worse.

Thank goodness I have never been tortured!
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Old Aug 04, 2006, 11:16 PM
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I hear that beer deprivation is worse.
They don't do THAT do they??
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Old Aug 05, 2006, 03:04 AM
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They don't do THAT do they??
Come to think of it, followers of certain religions do that to themselves. Maybe that's why some of them become unpredictable maniacs.

I think our country's constitution should require a 2 drink minimum.
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