Given the times we live in, I recommend this article: Waterboarding Is Torture… Period.
Waterboarding is a controlled drowning that, in the American model, occurs under the watch of a doctor, a psychologist, an interrogator and a trained strap-in/strap-out team. It does not simulate drowning, as the lungs are actually filling with water. There is no way to simulate that. The victim is drowning. How much the victim is to drown depends on the desired result (in the form of answers to questions shouted into the victim’s face) and the obstinacy of the subject. A team doctor watches the quantity of water that is ingested and for the physiological signs which show when the drowning effect goes from painful psychological experience, to horrific suffocating punishment to the final death spiral.
My cousin Erin has written a short, very touching piece on her mom (and dad). For background on my aunt’s story, you can read what my grandfather had to say.
The race day is almost here!! On Saturday the 21st of October, my little sis will be in San Francisco running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission to help find a cure for blood cancers. For the past several months, Sandra has been tirelessly working toward this milestone. Many of you have helped her along the way. She certainly could not have gotten this far without all her wonderful supporters. At this time, she has almost reached her goal, but still has a small amount she needs to raise. If you were hoping to donate toward this cause, today is the day!!
Thanks for your consideration, and Sandra, we are proud of you and excited about your upcoming race! GO Team In Training!!
Consumer Reports crash test videos
Both of our cars were rated “Good”. I thought the side impact on the Honda Odyssey was very impressive. It is amazing to see how fast those curtain airbags deploy, protecting the passengers from structural elements as well as flying glass.
This one is for the ladies… (HT Mark)
I’m having a hard time with this. Should I?
Excellent post by Nancy today for young mothers….something I needed to hear.
If you are interested, you can read it here.
“A wise mother bestows on her children, she does not demand. She teaches with the law of kindness (Prov. 31:26) on her tongue, builds her house (Prov. 14:1) one kindness at a time, looks well to the ways of her household (and behold, there are many “ways”), and treats her children with courtesy and love, considering their frame.”
Exciting news! My father, John Horne, has put his novel out there for other folks to enjoy. I’ll add the following link to our sidebar, and I encourage you to do likewise. The code is below the picture. Or, if you’d like to do me a favor, you can copy the image to your own server and change the image source accordingly.
<a href=”http://www.hornes.org/john”><img src=”http://www.hornes.org/john/AWH.jpg” /></a>