## Exploring Ethics - Torture and Capital Punishment

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### Exploring Ethics - Torture and Capital Punishment

Greetings to all.

I'd like to dialogue about ethics, esp. in regards to capital punishment. For example, the case of insurgency, what forms of torture are valid?

Waterboarding seems to be a practical and effective means of obtaining information.

What other forms of torture are akin to this?

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### Re: Exploring Ethics - Torture and Capital Punishment

Can't go wrong with electrocution torture. There's always the blowtorch method as well.

Then you have the tooth fairy method where you pull people's teeth out.

Last on the list you have the butcher method, that's when you just start cutting off body parts one at a time.
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### Re: Exploring Ethics - Torture and Capital Punishment

Waterboarding seems to be a practical and effective means of obtaining information.
Says who? Dick Cheney?

While Cheney continues to maintain that waterboarding has "produced phenomenal results" including tracking down Osama bin Laden,[211] the report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence concluded that "the CIA's use of its enhanced interrogation techniques was not an effective means of acquiring intelligence or gaining cooperation from detainees." There was no proof, according to the 6,700 page report, that information obtained through waterboarding prevented any attacks or saved any lives, or that information obtained from the detainees was not or could not have been obtained through conventional interrogation methods.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterboar ... telligence
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### Re: Exploring Ethics - Torture and Capital Punishment

The worst form of torture outside spiritual hells is the put electrodes on the pain centers of the brain… having every neuron firing absolute agony.

It's fairly modern.
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