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I used to watch The Jetsons as a kid, and I remember being awestruck by the idea that one day we might all have videophones! It was an idea that seemed completely far-fetched in the days of rotary telephones, but fast-forward 25 years and here I am, talking to my

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War is gruesome, grotesque and destructive. After a couple of hundred years of waging war, the US government has gotten very good at its PR campaign. They tell us soldiers are heroes, are valued more highly than other members of our society – but the reality is, to the war

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While today we use boring methods of execution so as to preserve the humanity of both the executioner and the executed, back in the day they really didn’t give a shit about the people they punished. In fact, humiliation and suffering were important aspects of torture and execution, and no

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It’s God Vs. Set in a 1997 showdown between Bob Larsen and Zeena and Nikolas Schreck! Actually, it’s more like numbskull vs. intelligence, as Bob Larsen throws out idiotic statements and jokes to a cheering crowd while the Schrecks articulately explain the beliefs of the Temple of Set and their

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Early photography had little or no bounds as to subject matter. From photos of executions to photos of medical experimentation, people loved taking pictures of anything and everything, including scenes that would not be photographed today. One place that was a popular setting for photographs was the university dissection lab

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 The Phnom Penh, Cambodia Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is housed in former Khmer Rouge high security secret prison S-21, a concentration camp for political dissidents during Pol Pot’s genocidal rule. A former high school, the Khmer Rouge annexed S-21 for the imprisonment, torture and murder of men, women and children who “thwart[ed]

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