Tag: human rights Posts

The War On Terror – Unsubscribe

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Matt posted this on his site this morning, and after watching it and reading about the backstory for it (the person in the video is actually not acting — he is in real pain), wanted to share it here too. The scene depicted in the film undoubtedly occurs daily in some parts of the world, namely Guantanamo Bay. I just read this little blurb on Wikipedia, and for some reason found it rather disturbing: In 1986, Guantanamo became host to Cuba’s first and only McDonald’s restaurant, as well as a Subway.[25] These fast food restaurants are on base, and not […]

The English Mosquito

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There is a relatively new device called “The English Mosquito” which is being used in England to control where young people typically gather. The device works by emitting high-frequency sounds that only young people (typically younger than 20 years of age) have the ability to hear. Because it’s fairly annoying, it causes young people to eventually leave a particular area. Human right’s groups are obviously unimpressed with the blanket use of the devices: Aynsley-Green said about 3,500 of the devices are in use across England to split up gatherings of youth in areas such as parks and shops. “These devices […]