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@Arizona85250 My friends tell me it is dangerous to criticize the Russian government the same as I criticize my own. But each of us are given a limited number of days to make a difference. Life is a choice to live for something, or to die for nothing.
The ballot stuffing seen today in Moscow and elsewhere in the Russian election is an effort to steal the influence of 140+ million people. Demand justice; demand laws and courts that matter. Take your future back. https://t.co/Jh6W8gq7Zx
Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as "surveillance companies." Their rebranding as "social media" is the most successful deception since the Department of War became the Department of Defense.
Facebook makes their money by exploiting and selling intimate details about the private lives of millions, far beyond the scant details you voluntarily post. They are not victims. They are accomplices. https://t.co/mRkRKxsBcw
@sublime_carrot @CIA Even if torture was effective—and the CIA proved it is not—torture is wrong. It is a barbarous violation of human rights, and our condemnation of it is what separates us from those we rightly call monsters. A government that tortures has no legitimacy.
@sublime_carrot It's not. @CIA tortured people for years thinking it worked. The Senate read 6,300,000 classified CIA files—years of records—to determine if it was true. They found torture never helped. Never saved a life or stopped an attackhttps://t.co/ggSeAOQ0Kl.
Listen, you can defend torture, or you can defend the Constitution. Not both. The 8th Amendment explicitly forbids torture with all forms of cruel and unusual punishment. To defend torture is to attack the Constitution.
The CIA threatened to rape and kill the mothers of the tortured. They went on to rape those on hunger strikes with food products, claiming it was for their health. Doctors disagreed, describing it as rape and finding it left injuries consistent with rapehttps://t.co/z5cQAtMYVB.
Even the US Senate, who famously defended unconstitutional intelligence abuses, conceded after a full review of the torture program's classified records that no useful intelligence was gained via torture, no lives were saved, and no attacks were stoppedhttps://t.co/ggSeAOQ0Kl.
That's an easily demonstrable lie. The @CIA's own Inspector General admitted Gul Rahman was tortured and starved until he froze to death, which the CIA then lied about to conceal this fact. You can read the CIA's own report, thanks to the @ACLU: (https://t.co/o4AfworhjU). (1/3)https://t.co/3q5XCK5NG9
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