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The 13 Most Brutal and Inhumane Judicial Punishments Still Used Today

The 13 Most Brutal and Inhumane Judicial Punishments Still Used Today

Public StoningIranian courts still order public stonings, and those sentenced are often severely whipped before they are stoned. Women are buried up to their necks before a stoning. If convicted of adultery, Iranian law requires the stones not be too big or too small so that the probable death is...

The 15 Smartest and Dumbest Presidents of the United States

The 15 Smartest and Dumbest Presidents of the United States

Universally and instantly recognizable, the President of the United States – the heads of state and government of the world’s largest superpower, the commander–in-chief of the US Armed Forces, the omnipotent and oft-termed “Leader of the Free World” – requires no long-winded or flowery introduction. What does require clarification, however, are the notions of “smartness” and “dumbness”.

10 Most Evil Dictators on Earth

10 Most Evil Dictators on Earth

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it” - William Pitt the Elder, British Prime Minister from 1766 to 1778. Our nations’ leaders are supposed to be paragons of virtue and strength, ever striving to better the populace’s lot in life and aid their country’s economic,...

30 Cases of Extreme Police Brutality and Blatant Misconduct

30 Cases of Extreme Police Brutality and Blatant Misconduct

Before everyone had a cell phone and the capacity to record video on the fly, a police beat down was, by sheer chance, caught on tape in Los Angeles on March 3, 1991. Public fury about racism and police brutality erupted when a portion of the video showing several LAPD officers Tasering, kicking,...

10 World Leaders When They Were Young

10 World Leaders When They Were Young

Once upon a time, the presidents, prime ministers and chancellors of this world were just like you. They went to college, they worked, they played; some of them were cool. Yet as their college days ceased, and their pursuit of the top job began, they relinquished personal style for sartorial...

10 Most Xenophobic Pieces of Anti-Japanese Wartime Propaganda

10 Most Xenophobic Pieces of Anti-Japanese Wartime Propaganda

Although there were relatively few attacks on North America during World War Two, the war was not an easy time for the United States. Even before it had begun, a large Nazi spy ring was found operating in the mainland; later when war was declared, hundreds of ships off the East Coast offered rich...

50 Best Andrew Jackson Quotes

50 Best Andrew Jackson Quotes

Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States and the eponym of the Jacksonian Democracy. Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in Waxhaw, North Carolina, or Lancaster, South Carolina, as the border between the states had not been resolved at the time of his birth. Jackson was born...

Dick Cheney's Crimes Against Humanity

Dick Cheney's Crimes Against Humanity

Politics is a dirty business and politicians don't come any dirtier than Dick Cheney. He's a man who delights in operating on the 'dark side' and is the Darth Vader of American politics. However, is it going too far to accuse him of "crimes against humanity"? That term has quite a narrow and specific...

10 People Executed for Ridiculous Reasons

10 People Executed for Ridiculous Reasons

Here are the ten most absurd and ridiculous executions of all time.

10 Most Legendary Political Prisoners of All Time

10 Most Legendary Political Prisoners of All Time

We may be used to a democratic system where political dissent can make a valid contribution to society, but not everyone has been so lucky in their lives. Some of the most famous politicians and thinkers in recent history have been the victim of persecution and imprisonment for their political...