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April 3, 1967

On April 3, 1967, the US State Department reported that Hanoi and Communist Vietnam might be brainwashing American prisoners. American advertising agencies and cigarette companies immediately contacted the Viet Cong clandestinely, and offered to have a sit-down and discuss the different techniques used. When the American companies learned that the Viet Cong used physical torture … Continue reading

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February 21, 1245

On February 21, 1245, Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland was granted resignation by Pope Gregory IX. He’d committed several felonies while as Bishop, including torturing a man to death and forging a papal letter. Pope Gregory was thought to have said, “I can forgive the torture and killing of a damned Viking, but … Continue reading

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