The 13 people who made torture possible

“…13 key people in the Bush administration cannot claim they relied on the memos from the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel. Some of the 13 manipulated the federal bureaucracy and the legal process to “preauthorize” torture in the days after 9/11. Others helped implement torture, and still others helped write the memos that provided the Bush administration with a legal fig leaf after torture had already begun.” (Salon).

‘This is going into my “best ever” box of forum threads’

“So many of our grandparents were racist, and some of our parents are homophobes. Which of our own closely held beliefs will our own children and grandchildren by appalled by?

This was posed on Reddit, and here are some of the more interesting responses:

* That drugs were illegal
* Eating meat
* Privacy
* Our lack of racism
* Religious overtolerance
* Monogamy (or anti-polygamy)
* Nationalism
* Nudity and Pornography taboos
* Charging money for information
* Representative democracy over direct democracy
* Our aversion to eugenics or designer babies
* Imprisonment vs. rehabilitation”

via Philosophistry.