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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 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...

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 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...

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,...

The Wastes of War

The Wastes of War

In this infographic entitled The Secret Side of Military Spending there's a section titled The Wastes of War that caught our attention. From: OnlineMilitaryEducation.org Some examples of the waste of war include: Each year, $360 million spent by the US ends up in the hands of the Taliban via...

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,...

12 of the Craziest-Ass Dictators

12 of the Craziest-Ass Dictators

Calling a dictator crazy is like calling cat fuzzy. It's pretty much a given. Yet some dictators go above and beyond just genocide and repression, and travel so far into balls out madness that you have to give them some sort of credit. These 12 ruthless bastards not only ruled with an iron fist,...

10 People Executed for Ridiculous Reasons

10 People Executed for Ridiculous Reasons

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