FREE SPEECH ZONE | It Has Been Ten Years…

On August 1, it will be ten years since our government sanctioned torture with the infamous torture memos. Have we lost our way? Based on this sordid anniversary, it seems our moral compass is nowhere to be found. On that day, the Golden Rule was dismissed. The Golden Rule was the basis of how humans treated one another and it was honored by all religions and cultures. Continue Reading

FREE SPEECH ZONE | Torture: Can We Handle the Truth?

Jay Ambrose’s May 7 op-ed  in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Torture is serious, but our debate about it is silly,” is very troubling and devious. He admits torture is evil and that even in wartime, we must have rules to curtail that evil.  But he then minimizes the near-drowning tactic of waterboarding and puts the best construction on other no-mark forms of sleep and sensory deprivation.  He doesn’t explain how past and present experimentation allowed the U.S. to develop stealth torture techniques that let victims keep their finger nails, but lose their minds.Free Speech ZoneThe Free Speech Zone offers a space for contributions from readers, without editing by the TC Daily Planet. This is an open forum for articles that otherwise might not find a place for publication, including news articles, opinion columns, announcements and even a few press releases.  Imagine this – someone comes into your life and takes away the sense of sound and time. They lead you around like an animal. Continue Reading