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  Boot (torture) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The boot was an instrument of torture and interrogation designed to crush the feet and legs.
The Spanish Boot, so called for its use in the Spanish Inquisition, was an iron casing for the leg and foot.
Often boiling tar or liquids would be poured into the boot, or it would be filled with cold water and heated over a fire causing the water to boil.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boot_(torture)   (550 words)

  
 Boot (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boot (village), a small village in Eskdale, Cumbria, in the Lake District of England.
Boots (bishop), the youngest bishop of the House of Lords, whose duty it is to read prayers.
Not be confused with the homophone "booth", or the homonymous German and Dutch words "Boot" and "boot" (which mean and are pronounced as "boat").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boots   (419 words)

  
 Foot Torture 7& falanga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Torture was used to extract confessions and to obtain evidence but the activities were disguised, euphemised or justified under the name of punishment or as a discipline.
The English renounced judicial torture in 1640 and it was abolished in Scotland in 1708.
Torture of the boot was considered by contemporary observers to be most severe and cruel and it was rare for anyone to survive the ordeal without permanent disfigurement.
podiatry.curtin.edu.au /falanga.html   (4928 words)

  
 boot - definition by dict.die.net
Boot catcher, the person at an inn whose business it was to pull off boots and clean them.
Boot crimp, a frame or device used by bootmakers for drawing and shaping the body of a boot.
Boots and saddles (Cavalry Tactics), the trumpet call which is the first signal for mounted drill.
dict.die.net /boot   (842 words)

  
 In its most common usage a boot is a type of...
In its most common usage, a "boot" is a type of footwear footwear which covers at least the foot and usually the ankle, and sometimes extends up to the knee or even the hip.
Boots which are designed as protection from the elements may be made of a single closely-stitched piece (of leather, rubber, etc) to prevent the entry of water, mud or dirt through the gaps left between laces and tongue in other types of shoes.
Fashionable boots for women may have all the variations seen in other women's shoes: tapered or spike heels, platform soles, pointed toes, zipper closures, etc. Boots have their own devotees among shoe fetish shoe fetishists and foot fetish foot fetishists.
www.biodatabase.de /boot   (482 words)

  
 boot
An instrument of torture for the leg, formerly used to extort confessions, particularly in Scotland.
So he was put to the torture, which in Scotland they call the boots; for they put a pair of iron boots close on the leg, and drive wedges between them and the leg.
Here's the theory...." This term is also found in the variants `cold boot' (from power-off condition) and `warm boot' (with the CPU and all devices already powered up as after a hardware reset or software crash).
www.beetfoundation.com /words/b/boot.html   (1021 words)

  
 » Torture In Florida
In a country where convicted murderers are sentenced to die for their crimes, yet are able to use the “Justice” system to avoid the penalty, arguing successfully that lethal injections are cruel and unusual punishment allowing them to feel pain before they die.
Torture is any act by which severe pain, whether physical or psychological, is intentionally inflicted on a person as a means of intimidation, a deterrent, revenge, a punishment.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd, along with sheriffs or their aides from three other Florida counties that have boot camps, met with Gov. Jeb Bush in Tallahassee on March 8, 2006 to talk about developing a set of standard boot camp practices.
www.petsgardenblog.com /2006/03/11/torture-in-florida   (433 words)

  
 Georgia Boot Resources & Information - georgia boot company
Boot, a type of footwear that covers the foot and leg.
Denver boot, American slang for a clamp used to immobilize a vehicle's wheels until a parking men's georgia boot fine is paid; an alternative to towing
Boot (torture), various torture devices used on the feet or legs
www.bizhisto.com /Biz-Retail-Companies-Ge---H/Georgia-Boot.html   (283 words)

  
 Instapundit.com -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Boot notes that quite a few people are playing fast-and-loose with definitions on torture, and I think that's right.
The question, then, for a liberal democracy is not whether torture in certain cases is effective, but whether its value is worth the negative publicity and demoralizing effect on a consensual society that believes its cause and methods must enjoy a moral high ground far above the enemy's.
Nor can opponents of torture say that it is entirely foreign to the U.S. military experience, at least from what we know of it even in so-called good wars like World War II.
instapundit.com /archives/027472.php   (1087 words)

  
 In its most common usage a boot is a...
In its most common usage, a "boot" is a type of footwear which covers at least the foot and usually the ankle, and sometimes extends up to the knee or even the hip.
Martens boots have been adopted by skinheads and punks as part of their typical dress.
Fashionable boots for women may have all the variations seen in other women's shoes: tapered or spike heels, platform soles, pointed toes, zipper closures, etc. Boots have their own devotees among shoe fetishists and foot fetishists.
www.geodatabase.de /boot   (407 words)

  
 Atrocities of the Christian Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Since the purpose of torture is to cause savage pain without killing, especial attention was devoted to torturing the feet, the parts remotest from the brain and vital organs.
Instead of water, the torture was sometimes conducted with vinegar, or even with urine mixed with diarrhea, which was always in plentiful supply in medieval dungeons.
One common variant was a wet rawhide boot that was molded over the leg, bound in place by strong cords, and dried over a fire to contract the rawhides and squeeze the leg.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Dungeon/4712/torture.html   (910 words)

  
 Drudge goes too far with irresponsible headline of torture [Free Republic]
Obviously I've never been through boot camp, but I thought (admittedly from watching the movies) that until you had passed through boot camp, all you had to do was say you wanted to leave in order to get kicked out.
I would'nt call it torture, otherwise we would have to say that the Marines are guilty of torture on a daily basis.
Boot camp was definitely not set up, though, to extract a confession from you, which could then be used against you, as well as against your country.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3ad9a0e75a32.htm   (2972 words)

  
 "Tough Love" -- or Torture? (Excerpt)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Martin Lee Anderson was sent to a "boot camp" for delinquents in Bay County, Florida, on January 5 for violating the terms of his probation.
The boot camp where Anderson died, notes the February 27 Naples News, was one of roughly 50 camps established in 30 states beginning in the late 1980s.
In addition to boot camps, there is a network of quasi-private BM programs, some of which operate offshore in Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Samoa, and elsewhere.
www.thenewamerican.com /artman/publish/printer_3523.shtml   (585 words)

  
 The Poor Man: Max Boot Desperately Needs To Shut The Fuck Up
It is alleged, for instance, that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was tied to a board and temporarily submerged in water to induce a feeling of drowning.
So to say, by way of opening the door to legitimized torture (or whatever you want to call it), that you "hope it doesn't take another 9/11 to alert us to the mortal danger we still face," seems a bizarre way of justifying your position.
Boot, like others before him, claims that he is just trying to engage the question of what should be permitted, and that critics of torture are "grandstanding".
www.thepoorman.net /archives/003708.html   (484 words)

  
 Printer Friendly Version - Priest plea: Don't
boot me to torture
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Minister Chibueze Okorie, whom immigration officials are seeking to send home because of a 16-year-old drug arrest, says he will be killed if he is returned to Nigeria.
According to human rights organizations, prisoners are routinely tortured in Nigeria.
If he can prove he will be tortured in prison, the legal protection is absolute, experts say.
www.nydailynews.com /boroughs/v-pfriendly/story/352852p-300853c.html   (363 words)

  
 Boot Camp as Torture » Outside The Beltway | OTB
Further, as Boot admits later in the article, much harsher techniques have been used in some cases–and not just by the amateurs at Abu Ghraib.
His argument that we should be precise and discriminating in the use of the emotionally charged term “torture” is right, although we both agree that things that fall short of that standard may still be morally questionable and counterproductive.
Forgive me for commenting on the original post, but the comparison to boot camp (which I was honored to attend in the mid-70s) reminded me of another school where military members are subjected to “torture:” SERE school.
www.outsidethebeltway.com /archives/2005/12/boot_camp_as_torture   (1826 words)

  
 p4gd1 torture chamber - XtremeSystems Forums
There are 3 ways, boot from BIOS image, wich needs a modded BIOS and unfortunately isnt available for the P4gd1 (yet), boot from a floppy or boot from a cd.
The trick is to boot at a certain fsb and have pci-e set properly.
Boot into windows with those settings, and then try to hit 250+ on your ram with clockgen.
www.xtremesystems.org /forums/showthread.php?t=81795   (3339 words)

  
 Hate torture? Consider boot camp - Council on Foreign Relations
This type of treatment — fingernails pulled, electric shocks applied, sharp objects put where they don't belong — is what the word "torture" commonly connotes.
According to ABC News, interrogators have been given authority to slap them, strip them, make them stand for prolonged periods and even "waterboard" them, which involves wrapping cellophane over a subject's face and pouring water on it to induce a feeling of drowning.
None of these techniques is supposed to cause injury, but they induce so much mental trauma they probably qualify as torture — albeit a much milder and more justified form of torture than what the Baathists practiced.
www.cfr.org /publication/9418/hate_torture_consider_boot_camp.html   (1034 words)

  
 FanFiction.Net : Dictionary & Thesaurus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
[1913 Webster] So he was put to the torture, which in Scotland they call the boots; for they put a pair of iron boots close on the leg, and drive wedges between them and the leg.
[1913 Webster] Boot catcher, the person at an inn whose business it was to pull off boots and clean them.
[1913 Webster] To boot, in addition; over and above; besides; as a compensation for the difference of value between things bartered.
www.fanfiction.net /dictionary.php?word=boot   (585 words)

  
 Medieval Punishment/Torture
Torture was used during the Middle Ages for three reasons:
The most common means of torture included burning, beating and suffocating, however the techniques below are some of the most extravigant.
Torture can include anything used to bring upon physical or mental pain but these below are some of the most common.
www.fidnet.com /~kawlaw/devices.html   (71 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The first element - should closely correspond to the number of structures allocated, - the second to the number that have been removed from reader view, - and all but the last remaining to the corresponding number of - passes through a grace period.
The last entry should be zero, - as it is only incremented if a torture structure's counter - somehow gets incremented farther than it should.
Repeatedly substitutes a new structure + * for that pointed to by rcu_torture_current, freeing the old structure + * after a series of grace periods (the "pipeline").
www.rdrop.com /users/paulmck/patches/rcutorture-rt-4.patch   (2503 words)

  
 Andúnië :: confessions of a failed polymath
At BCT (Basic Combat Training, aka boot camp) this was understandable, as the prevailing wisdom still maintains that isolating recruits from the outside world aids the soldierization process.
But what made my boot camp experience such an infernal bitch was the low physical and moral caliber of many of the recruits in my BCT company.
And then boot camp proved to be disillusioning; by the end I looked upon half my platoon with utter loathing.
www.andunie.net   (3123 words)

  
 [No title]
It creates an rcutorture kernel module that can +be loaded to run a torture test.
The test periodically outputs +status messages via printk(), which can be examined via the dmesg +command (perhaps grepping for "rcutorture").
On more esoteric configurations, it may be necessary to +use other commands to access the output of the printk()s used by +the RCU torture test.
rdrop.com /users/paulmck/RCU/patches/RCUtorture/RCUtorturemod-11.patch   (1481 words)

  
 1984 by George Orwell: Chapter 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless.
The espionage, the betrayals, the arrests, the tortures, the executions, the disappearances will never cease.
He had told them everything he knew about her, her habits, her character, her past life; he had confessed in the most trivial detail everything that had happened at their meetings, all that he had said to her and she to him, their fl-market meals, their adulteries, their vague plottings against the Party -- everything.
www.online-literature.com /orwell/1984/20   (3844 words)

  
 Sweet Torture
The cover has a picture of a cloudy sky and trees in a forest with Sweet Torture written up one of the trees.
Stained Glass Smile and Torture are also very good soundboards, but only half of these discs are from the Kissing Tour.
This is one of those rare finds in the world of unreleased recordings where sound quality and band performance are both at outstandingly high levels.
www.musicfanclubs.org /cure/boots/sweettorture.html   (338 words)

  
 Boot Camp In Ct Resources - Troubled Teens Help Organisation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Connecticut has a limited amount of resources so we have also included boot camp alternatives in Connecticut.
Innovative Fitness In CT is Led By Fitness Boot Camp For Women
The drum major leads the band in marching and playing while dressed in exquisite white, sequined suit.
www.troubledteenshelp.org /boot_camp_in_ct.html   (418 words)

  
 Caligula on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
As a small child, he wore military boots, whence his nickname [ caligula =little boot].
He earned a reputation for ruthless and cruel autocracy, and torture and execution became the order of the day.
He was responsible for serious disturbances among the Jews, and he nearly caused a rebellion in Palestine by attempting to erect a statue of himself in their temple.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/c/caligula.asp   (357 words)

  
 The Boot Newt Sing Along Blog
The deaths and war mayhem are scorned; Dim Son, Sir Torture's name.
Torture by Bush's administration: one choke hold at a time.
Torture by Bush's administratration: one choke hold at a time.
bootnewt.blogspot.com   (4628 words)

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