Torture: the act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.


This is certainly not the only place you will be reading about torture today.   With the Senate report of the events undertaken by the CIA since 9/11/01, the news media has been overwhelming with articles and commentary.   The people of this nation are either horrified by what they are reading and hearing or rushing to […]

DRACONIAN: unusually harsh, unwarranted punishment

  For most of us the day is filled with tasks, functions, decisions, and opportunities which can be frustrating or enjoyable, depending upon the circumstances.  But for people, particularly women, in other parts of the world the day may be absorbed by the fear of arrest and punishment for the simplest of reasons.   Laws about […]

REPUGNANT: offensive

Some things are just slightly problematic.  Some are distasteful.   But when something is called repugnant it means that it is really offensive to the point of being rejected, erased, or turned off. It takes a lot for me to jump into the repugnant category for something, but every now and then I find myself incensed […]