tortures

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

torture \tor"ture\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {tortured} (t[^o]r"t[-u]rd; 135); p. pr. & vb. n. {tTorturing.}] [Cf. F. Torturer. ]

1. To put to torture; to pain extremely; to harass; to vex.

2. To punish with torture; to put to the rack; as, to torture an accused person. --Shak.

3. To wrest from the proper meaning; to distort. --Jar. Taylor.

4. To keep on the stretch, as a bow. [Obs.]

The bow tortureth the string. --Bacon.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Torture \Tor"ture\ (t[^o]r"t[-u]r; 135), noun [F., fr. L. tortura, fr. torquere, tortum, to twist, rack, torture; probably akin to Gr. tre'pein to turn, G. drechseln to turn on a lathe, and perhaps to E. queer. Cf. {Contort}, {Distort}, {Extort}, {Retort}, {Tart}, noun, {Torch}, {Torment}, {Tortion}, {Tort}, {Trope.}]

1. Extreme pain; anguish of body or mind; pang; agony; torment; as, torture of mind. --Shak.

Ghastly spasm or racking torture. --Milton.

2. Especially, severe pain inflicted judicially, either as punishment for a crime, or for the purpose of extorting a confession from an accused person, as by water or fire, by the boot or thumbkin, or by the rack or wheel.

3. The act or process of torturing.

Torture, which had always been deciared illegal, and which had recently been declared illegal even by the servile judges of that age, was inflicted for the last time in England in the month of May, 1640. --Macaulay.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

torture

noun

1: extreme mental distress [syn: {anguish}, {torment}, {torture}]

2: unbearable physical pain [syn: {torture}, {torment}]

3: intense feelings of suffering; acute mental or physical pain; "an agony of doubt"; "the torments of the damned" [syn: {agony}, {torment}, {torture}]

4: the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean [syn: {distortion}, {overrefinement}, {straining}, {torture}, {twisting}]

5: the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession" [syn: {torture}, {torturing}]

verb

1: torment emotionally or mentally [syn: {torment}, {torture}, {excruciate}, {rack}]

2: subject to torture; "The sinners will be tormented in Hell, according to the Bible" [syn: {torture}, {excruciate}, {torment}]

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Telecommunications Act of 1996

From the FCC website, "The Telecommunications Act of 1996 is the first major overhaul of telecommunications law in almost 62 years. The goal of this new law is to let anyone enter any communications business -- to let any communications business compete in any market against any other."

ANTITRUST ANTITRUST COMCAST C-SPAN C-SPAN2 C-SPAN3 NBC NEWS MSNBC CNBC NBC UNIVERSAL

I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

PUBLIC INTEREST

Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov


I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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