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  • Why Criminals Are Afraid of Classical Music

    07/31/2014 3:30:17 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 19 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 31 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on American ThinkerBy Enza Ferreri Apparently, many young people, especially those with an antisocial disposition, dislike classical music so much that Bach, Beethoven and Mozart can even be played to discourage young hooligans from intimidating, harassing and robbing store customers. This experiment has been tried and has succeeded over many years in several locations. The earliest occurrence I could find goes back to the mid 1980s, when Canadian outlets of the 7-Eleven convenience store franchise began to play easy listening and classical music to drive away teenagers who were loitering outside their stores. Following the success of this...
  • Bill Would Require State Approval to Homeschool

    12/21/2013 7:58:05 AM PST · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    Ohio State Senator Capri Cafaro (D-Hubbard) has introduced legislation to boost state regulation of homeschooling. Senate Bill 248 would require that parents be investigated and approved before being allowed to homeschool their children. “The very fact that parents would want to deny their children the enriching experience of a public school education raises a ‘red flag,’” Cafaro declared. “It makes one wonder what other risks of neglect or abuse might be present in the home environment. Rather than supinely wait for tragedies to occur it is incumbent upon the government to intercede ahead of time.” Cafaro hypothesized that “overt signs...
  • Attorney Faces Criminal Contempt Charges for Calling Judge ‘Witch’

    11/25/2011 11:29:17 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Rawlins Daily Times ^ | Thursday, November 24, 2011 | Sean Harkins
    A Casper-based attorney faces up to six months in jail on criminal contempt of court charges after calling Carbon County Circuit Court Judge Jane Eakin a witch in a court document. Richard Szekely, an attorney who formerly practiced in Laramie and is now based in Casper, also faces a fine up to $10,000 if convicted of the misdemeanor offense. A not guilty plea was entered in the court on May 23. Szekely filed an order Feb. 23 to change the time of a careless driving hearing for a client. In the document’s signature area, it stated “Honorable Jane Eakin Circuit...
  • Antisocial personality traits predict utilitarian responses to moral dilemmas

    10/01/2011 1:04:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 32 replies
    dicalxpress.com ^ | September 30, 2011 | no byline
    A study conducted by Daniel Bartels, Columbia Business School, Marketing, and David Pizarro, Cornell University, Psychology found that people who endorse actions consistent with an ethic of utilitarianism—the view that what is the morally right thing to do is whatever produces the best overall consequences—tend to possess psychopathic and Machiavellian personality traits. n the study, Bartels and Pizarro gave participants a set of moral dilemmas widely used by behavioral scientists who study morality, like the following: "A runaway trolley is about to run over and kill five people, and you are standing on a footbridge next to a large stranger;...
  • Public Schools Eat Too Much At Gov't Trough

    09/23/2011 4:18:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 23, 2011 | NEIL MCCLUSKY
    Soon after his boss introduced the American Jobs Act, Vice President Joe Biden held a conference call to get teachers' unions behind it. It was an easy task, with American Federation of Teachers honcho Randi Weingarten promising to "do whatever we can" to get the legislation passed. And why not? It's teachers and other politically potent interests, not kids or the economy, that the Act is really about. That teachers' unions are gung-ho about the proposal — which would furnish $30 billion for education jobs and another $25 billion for school buildings — doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad thing....
  • A Shrink Asks: What's Wrong with Obama?

    06/10/2010 11:09:02 PM PDT · by neverdem · 411 replies · 7,706+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    So what is the matter with Obama? Conservatives have been asking this question for some time. I've written a number of articles trying to solve the mystery.   Even some liberals are starting to wonder. James Carville railed about Obama's blasé attitude after the catastrophic oil spill. The New York Times' Maureen Dowd revamped Obama's "Yes We Can" motto into "Will We Ever?" The liberal women of the TV show "The View" have expressed sympathy for Michelle Obama's living with a man so out of touch. Peggy Noonan, hardly a vehement Obama foe,  recently pronounced him disconnected.  Obama's odd mannerisms intrigue...
  • Confirmed: global warming zealots hate people

    04/24/2010 11:40:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 952+ views
    Telegraph ^ | September 9th, 2009 | Janet Daley
    There can be only one logical conclusion to the anthropogenic global warming campaign: eliminate human beings. Or, at least, reduce to a minimum their number on the planet. Have you had the sneaking suspicion that climate change activists were seeking to suppress every possible life-enhancing human activity from a long hot bath to
  • Double standard persists on marijuana

    06/04/2007 11:35:52 AM PDT · by cryptical · 214 replies · 2,489+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | June 04, 2007 | LYDIA MARTIN AND FRED TASKER
    At a recent backyard barbecue in Miami's Upper Eastside, a group of middle-age, middle-class folks tamely sipped berry cocktails and beers. Among them: a couple of lawyers, a couple of city administrators and an arts administrator. Somewhere between the skirt steak and the apple pie, somebody lit a joint and passed it around. Nobody blinked. Even in mainstream, white-collar settings, smoking marijuana can be commonplace and unremarkable, like having a little wine with dinner. Once a stamp of the arty, the marginal and the counterculture, today marijuana's popularity cuts across social boundaries. Yet several high-profile marijuana arrests have recently made...
  • Put your feet on a train seat and get a criminal record[UK]

    06/02/2007 7:01:08 AM PDT · by BGHater · 19 replies · 716+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 29 May 2007 | James Tozer
    A commuter who put his feet on a seat during his train journey home has been prosecuted in a clampdown on antisocial behaviour. Babiker Fadol was spotted by a security patrol after stretching out his legs and dozing off. He was ordered to attend court under a 120-year-old bye-law which makes it a criminal offence "to interfere with the comfort or convenience" of fellow passengers. He pleaded guilty and was given a one-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £50 costs. This means he now has a criminal record. Yesterday, the 45-year-old declared that his prosecution was a waste of...
  • Violent, Antisocial, Beyond Redemption?

    04/12/2007 8:45:58 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 291+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-11-2007 | Peter Aldhous
    Violent, antisocial, beyond redemption?11 April 2007 NewScientist.com news service Peter Aldhous Whether you think of them as mad or bad, they are certainly dangerous to know. All societies contain a few extremely violent individuals, who are either psychopaths or have a related severe personality disorder. With no concern about the harm they inflict, little can be done to change their behaviour, psychiatrists say. Now the UK government is challenging this dogma in the hope of protecting the public from these highly risky people. It has already altered criminal law to allow certain violent offenders to be given indefinite jail sentences....
  • Officials: Ex-GI Had Antisocial Disorder - (accused of Mahmoudiya massacre)

    07/05/2006 8:54:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,104+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/5/06 | Steve Quinn - ap
    MIDLAND, Texas - A former Army private accused in the horrific rape and killing of a young Iraqi woman and the execution-style slaying of her family had been discharged because of an "antisocial personality disorder," U.S. military officials told The Associated Press. Investigators say Steven D. Green and other soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division plotted to rape a young Iraqi woman they first saw at a traffic checkpoint in the village of Mahmoudiya. Green is accused of rounding up three family members in a room of the woman's house and shooting them before raping and killing her. Previously, in...
  • Neanderthals Were Not Stupid, Just A Bit Anti-Social

    04/10/2006 2:45:19 PM PDT · by blam · 66 replies · 1,616+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 4-10-2006 | Ian Johnson
    Neanderthals were not stupid, just a bit anti-social IAN JOHNSTON SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT "CRUDE, boorish and slow- witted" - even dictionaries give Neanderthals a hard time. But our prehistoric cousins were in reality just as smart as we are and did not die out as a result of a lack of brain power, according to a new archaeological study. Until now, the leading theory of why the Neanderthals disappeared has been that a lack of intelligence meant they were less efficient hunters. But a team of US archaeologists believe they met their evolutionary end because of a failure to maintain social...
  • Unruly home owners face eviction Unruly home owners face eviction

    01/10/2006 7:11:58 PM PST · by formercalifornian · 7 replies · 412+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Jan. 11, 2006 | George Jones
    Unruly home owners face eviction Launching a barrage of measures to combat yobbish behaviour, he said the Government was consulting on a new "house closure order" to bring relief to those suffering from the "misery" of nuisance neighbours. This included "noise, constant visitors at all hours, rubbish and vandalism". It would empower the authorities in England and Wales to seal a property for up to three months, and evicted families would be rehoused in special residential units. Hazel Blears, the Home Office minister, confirmed the measures would apply to people with mortgages or who owned their homes outright, and would...
  • Woman Arrested For Stealing Signs Speaks Out (update)

    10/26/2004 6:55:08 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 162 replies · 4,966+ views
    First Coast News (FL) ^ | 10/26/2004 | Maria Tsataros
    Fabiola Armitage is back on television, only instead of a campaign ad the focus has been on her mugshot. Armitage is a Kerry supporter and a strong believer in stem cell research. She's featured in an advertisement urging Floridians to vote against Amendment 3 on this year's ballot. The amendment would cap how much money a lawyer can make from a medical malpractice lawsuit. St. Johns County Sheriff Deputies arrested Armitage for grand theft and battery this week. They say she had 78 campaign signs supporting George Bush and Mel Martinez in her trunk. Armitage tells First Coast News that...
  • "Chat" CONSERVATIVE PARENTS (AND CONCERNED PARTIES)OF PARENTS OF "AT RISK" CHILDREN

    05/22/2003 6:52:44 AM PDT · by cherry_bomb88 · 127 replies · 1,614+ views
    05/22/2003 | cherry_bomb88
    This is a new thread dedicated to conservative parents of children/teens "at risk". I noticed in my FReeping that there are a lot of other conservative parents like me dealing with children or teens that are socially "at risk". Yes, there are other web sites out there dedicated to this, however they tend to be liberally/socialistically slanted. They have a whinning "poor pitful me" attitude. As conservatives, from talking with many of you, we take a different attitude and require our children to have that same attitude. I FReep Mailed Jim Robinson to get his "blessing" on this thread. If...
  • Mass Misbehavior Leaves Zoo a Mess

    06/04/2002 8:49:10 PM PDT · by Tawiskaro · 3 replies · 249+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 5/29/02 & 5/31/02 | Tom Buckham & Donn Esmonde
    Mass misbehavior leaves zoo a messBy TOM BUCKHAM News Staff Reporter 5/29/2002 Widespread rowdiness and vandalism at the Buffalo Zoo on Memorial Day, after more than 15,000 people came through the turnstiles free of charge, may spell the end of open admission on major holidays, zoo President Donna M. Fernandes said Tuesday. Though zoo staff members and private security officers were out in force, Fernandes said, they couldn't stop the mischief, most of which was committed by teenagers. It included: Garbage and other objects - including a baseball hat - hurled over exhibit barriers at bears, lions and tigers. Partial...