In Episode 17 of the Lets Trash Talk podcast, Ed reads some recently received emails. The first is pure spam. The second is in regards to Ed’s blog post about Chinese fur farms. Ed and Sara discuss ways to help combat fur farms. Ed and Sara talk about a new gift idea website, called Shit Express. They also talk about a gas incident at a recent ‘furries’ MidWest FurFest. Ed and Sara discuss the fact that the FDA still bans gay men from donating blood. A recent report is released to the public. This report details the CIA’s interrogation tactics which mainly consist of torture. Ed and Sara discuss the exact methods of torture and whether or not they agree with using them. All this and then some on this episode of the Lets Trash Talk podcast.
Show notes can be found at http://letstrashtalk.com/17
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Show Notes and Links
Read Ed’s blog post on the Chinese fur farms.
There’s a website that offers a unique gift; poop. You can send a box of poop to anyone in the world. If you want to learn more about this smelly box of crap, then go to shitexpress.com for more information.
Find out about the evacuation at the MidWest FurFest. ‘Furries’ are people who dress up in animal costumes that are anthropomorphic. They claim they celebrate animals through art, literature, and performance.
Gay men still can’t donate blood following an FDA panel decision. Read about the FDA ban on gay blood donations. Now if you want to help support the right for gays to donate blood, visit gayblooddrive.com for more information.
The Senate Intelligence Committee released a report pertaining to the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program. The report details actions by a number of CIA officials, including torturing prisoners and providing misleading information to government officials and the media.
Examples of the torture and abuse are:
The CIA force fed prisoners orally or anally in order to establish total control over the detainee. At least five CIA detainees were subjected to unnecessary rectal rehydration or rectal feeding. At least one prisoner had rectal damage normally associated with violent rape.
Children or family members of prisoners were threatened with rape and murder.
There were mock executions, waterboarding, and ice water baths.
The torture suffered by the prisoners has led to serious mental harm and at least 26 of the 119 prisoners were improperly detained.
In a recent poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, 51 percent say the interrogation practices were acceptable, while 28 percent say they went too far and were wrong. Also, 45 percent think these techniques should be used in the future, versus 28 percent who disagree. So a majority of Americans believe the harsh interrogation tactics used by the CIA were acceptable and should be used to thwart potential future terrorist threats.
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