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  • Taking Play Seriously

    02/17/2008 5:52:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 4 replies · 277+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 17, 2008 | ROBIN MARANTZ HENIG
    On a drizzly Tuesday night in late January, 200 people came out to hear a psychiatrist talk rhapsodically about play — not just the intense, joyous play of children, but play for all people, at all ages, at all times. (All species too; the lecture featured touching photos of a polar bear and a husky engaging playfully at a snowy outpost in northern Canada.) Stuart Brown, president of the National Institute for Play, was speaking at the New York Public Library’s main branch on 42nd Street. He created the institute in 1996, after more than 20 years of psychiatric practice...
  • Superbug linked to homosexual behavior

    01/16/2008 4:56:09 AM PST · by kindred · 36 replies · 124+ views
    W.N.D. ^ | January 15, 2008 | unknown
    to antibiotics, is now spreading among homosexual males in San Francisco, Boston, New York and Los Angeles, according to a new report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. "Due to liberal political correctness, which insists on treating aberrant – even deadly – behaviors and lifestyles as a 'civil right,' we as a society don't seem to have learned much from the AIDS pandemic," he said. He called it an "eerie reminder" of the first stories about AIDS. "It is unfathomable that after that plague, disease specialists and the media are now surprised at the correlation of a new infection with...
  • Japan scientists develop fearless mice

    12/13/2007 6:02:32 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 38 replies · 151+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12-13-07 | KAORI HITOMI
    In this undated photo released by Tokyo University's Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry Graduate School of Science, a genetically modified mouse approaches a cat in Tokyo. Using genetic engineering, scientists at Tokyo University say they have successfully switched off the rodents' instinct to cower at the smell or presence of cats, showing that fear is genetically hardwired and not leaned through experience, as commonly believed. (AP Photo/Ko and Reiko Kobayakawa, Tokyo University Department of Biophysics and Biochemistry Graduate School of Science, HO) Cat and mouse may never be the same. Japanese scientists say they've used genetic engineering to create...
  • FDA: Flu drugs affecting kids' behavior

    11/25/2007 5:52:07 PM PST · by neverdem · 27 replies · 420+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Nov. 23, 2007 | NA
    Associated Press Government health regulators recommended adding label precautions about neurological problems seen in children who have taken flu drugs made by Roche and GlaxoSmithKline. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday released its safety review of Roche's Tamiflu and Glaxo's Relenza. Next week, an outside group of pediatric experts is scheduled to review the safety of several such drugs when used in children. FDA began reviewing Tamiflu's safety in 2005 after receiving reports of children experiencing neurological problems, including hallucinations and convulsions. Twenty-five patients under age 21 have died while taking the drug, most of them in Japan. Five...
  • Convent closed after nuns in fist-fight

    10/01/2007 8:31:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies · 586+ views
    Adelaide Now ^ | 1 Oct 07
    A CONVENT in southern Italy is being shut down after a quarrel among its last three remaining nuns ended in blows. Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista, reportedly upset about their mother superior's authoritarian ways, scratched her in the face and threw her to the ground at Santa Clara convent near Bari in an incident in July that was kept quiet until now. Archbishop Giovanni Battista Pichierri tried to reconcile the nuns but finally decided in late August that they had "clearly lost their religious vocation'' and asked the Vatican for permission to close the convent. Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista moved to...
  • Even Thinking about God Boosts Positive Social Behaviour Says New Study

    08/31/2007 7:37:27 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 7 replies · 163+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | August 30, 2007
    VANCOUVER, August 30, 2007 ( - Thoughts related to God cultivate cooperative behaviour and generosity, according to University of British Columbia psychology researchers. In a study to be published in the September issue of Psychological Science journal, researchers investigated how thinking about God and notions of a higher power influenced positive social behaviour, specifically cooperation with others and generosity to strangers. UBC PhD graduate Azim Shariff and UBC Assoc. Prof. Ara Norenzayan found that priming people with 'god concepts' - by activating subconscious thoughts through word games - promoted altruism. In addition, the researchers found that this effect was consistent...
  • Patrick J. Buchanan: The Color of Crime

    08/23/2007 1:23:12 PM PDT · by Main Street · 16 replies · 1,075+ views ^ | August 21, 2007 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The execution-style murder of three African-American college students in Newark, N.J., forced to kneel and shot in the head – allegedly by an illegal alien from Peru who was out on bail for the serial rape of a 5-year-old – has the makings of a Willie Horton issue in 2008. Newark, like New York, is a “sanctuary city,” where cops are not to ask criminal suspects if they are in the country legally. Mitt Romney has been hammering Rudy Giuliani on the issue, trashing his tough-cop resume by painting the mayor as den mother of the Big Apple’s playpen...
  • Judge dismisses sexual harassment charges against 2 Ore. teens

    08/20/2007 11:32:16 AM PDT · by rednesss · 204 replies · 2,984+ views ^ | 8-20-07 | WILLIAM McCALL
    Judge dismisses sexual harassment charges against 2 Ore. teens 08/20/2007 By WILLIAM McCALL / Associated Press Two 13-year-old boys accused of slapping girls' bottoms and poking or cupping girls' breasts at school apologized on Monday as a judge dismissed charges against the two, ending a six-month case that drew national attention. The charges triggered a debate over whether such behavior in school should be considered criminal. Four girls listed as victims by the prosecutors had asked the judge to drop the charges against Cory Mashburn and Ryan Cornelison. Yamhill County Judge John Collins did so on Monday, saying it was...
  • Albert Ellis, Influential Psychotherapist, Dies at 93

    07/24/2007 10:11:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies · 358+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 25, 2007 | MICHAEL T. KAUFMAN
    Albert Ellis, whose innovative straight-talk approach to psychotherapy made him one of the most influential and provocative figures in modern psychology, died yesterday at his home above the institute he founded in Manhattan. He was 93. The cause, after extended illness, was kidney and heart failure, said a friend and spokeswoman, Gayle Rosellini. Dr. Ellis (he had a doctorate but not a medical degree) called his approach rational emotive behavior therapy, or R.E.B.T. Developed in the 1950s, it challenged the deliberate, slow-moving methodology of Sigmund Freud, the prevailing psychotherapeutic treatment at the time. Where the Freudians maintained that a painstaking...
  • Ancient Human Behavior Uncovered

    06/24/2007 6:46:20 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 871+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 6-24-2007 | Sofia Valleley
    Ancient Human Behavior Uncovered Article Date: 24 Jun 2007 - 4:00 PDT A major question in evolutionary studies today is how early did humans begin to think and behave in ways we would see as fundamentally modern" One index of 'behavioural modernity' is in the appearance of objects used purely as decoration or ornaments. Such items are widely regarded as having symbolic rather than practical value. By displaying them on the body as necklaces, pendants or bracelets or attached to clothing this also greatly increased their visual impact. The appearance of ornaments may be linked to a growing sense of...
  • Experiment to Pay NYC Poor for Good Behavior

    06/19/2007 5:48:36 AM PDT · by Brytani · 74 replies · 1,638+ views
    NEW YORK — Poor residents will be rewarded for good behavior — like $300 for doing well on school tests, $150 for holding a job and $200 for visiting the doctor — under an experimental anti-poverty program that city officials detailed Monday. The rewards have been used in other countries, including Brazil and Mexico, and have drawn widespread praise for changing behavior among the poor. Mayor Michael Bloomberg traveled to Mexico this spring to study the healthy lifestyle payments, also known as conditional cash transfers. In New York, the two-year pilot program with about 14,000 participants will use private funds...
  • CA: Senator Carole Migden's history of brash behavior - Migden's manner has led to criticism

    05/26/2007 12:00:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,057+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/26/07 | Steven Harmon
    SACRAMENTO - Even before her wild ride last week on Interstate 80 that ended in a collision, state Sen. Carole Migden blazed a jagged political path as a state legislator known for her fiery temper and often impertinent attitude. In one tightly wound package, Migden embodies the best and worst of liberal San Francisco politics. She is an effective lawmaker, without a doubt. But she's also a throwback emblem of political entitlement whose career has been marked with infamous moments, such as the time she pushed an opposing lawmaker's vote button - for her own bill - in the Assembly....
  • Rudy's Bizarre Behavior (Unbelievable)

    04/09/2007 2:13:24 PM PDT · by no dems · 159 replies · 3,665+ views ^ | 4-09-07 | Ronald Kessler
    Rudy Giuliani has a lot to learn about campaigning outside of New York City. The former New York mayor attended a roundtable discussion with heavy-hitters at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City recently. Two of the three co-hosts were natural gas billionaires who are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. “Mayor Giuliani was doing fine until one CEO asked him what his energy policy was,” a participant said. “He gave a very detailed and lengthy answer covering every energy source imaginable, but he never once uttered the words ‘natural gas.’ Considering where he was, who he was talking to, and...
  • Bill Seeks to Modify Biker's Behavior

    01/19/2007 5:11:32 AM PST · by Calpernia · 83 replies · 620+ views
    Millennium Radio New Jersey ^ | Friday, January 19, 2007 | Racquel Williams
    If your cell phone rings while you're riding your bicycle on any public road in New Jersey, you better not answer it while peddling! A bi-partisan bill drafted by Republican Assemblyman John Bramnick and co-sponsored by Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Stender, would make biking while talking on your cell phone in New Jersey, punishable with a 100 to 250 dollar fine. There's already buzz that this is just another bill that attempts to modify behavior...and Assemblyman Bramnick is... "Its a behavior modification bill and its a safety bill, and that's exactly what government does. Government regulates people's activities. If it...
  • Homosexual animals exhibit opens [Oslo, Sweden]

    10/12/2006 5:38:55 AM PDT · by corbie · 39 replies · 1,653+ views
    Herald Sun [Australia] ^ | October 12, 2006 | Alister Doyle
    THE world's first museum exhibition about homosexuality among animals...offers documentation of gay or lesbian behaviour among giraffes, penguins, parrots, beetles, whales and dozens of other creatures [leads] the Oslo Natural History Museum [to] conclude...human homosexuality cannot be viewed as "unnatural". (snip) The museum said the exhibition, opening today despite condemnation from some Christians, was the first in the world on the subject. Mr Soeli said a Dutch zoo had once organised tours to view homosexual couples among the animals. "The sexual urge is strong in all animals. ... It's a part of life, it's fun to have sex," SMr oeli...
  • No Brats Allowed!

    08/15/2006 6:24:16 AM PDT · by steve-b · 523 replies · 10,801+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/15/06 | Victoria Clayton
    For Cindy Nooney's 3-year-old twin boys, playing with the Thomas the Train set at their local bookstore in Southern California is a major thrill. Jack and Sam push Thomas, Arthur and friends down the track, they run around the table, jump up and down — and, of course, they squeeeaal. Nooney expects as much in the children's section of the store. But on a recent afternoon, she was surprised by an employee who confronted her, calling her darling Jack a tyrant. "He was a little loud but this is a children's section," says Nooney. "They run a noisy, cavernous bookstore...
  • Researchers Show How The Brain Turns On Innate Behavior

    07/29/2006 9:09:21 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 807+ views
    Science Daily ^ | July 28, 2006 | University of California - Riverside
    UCR researchers have made a major leap forward in understanding how the brain programs innate behavior. The discovery could have future applications in engineering new behaviors in animals and intelligent robots. Innate or "instinctive" behaviors are inborn and do not require learning or prior experience to be performed. Examples include courtship and sexual behaviors, escape and defensive maneuvers, and aggression. Using the common fruit fly as a model organism, the researchers found through laboratory experiments that the innate behavior is initiated by a "command" hormone that orchestrates activities in discrete groups of peptide neurons in the brain. Peptide neurons are...
  • Enemy Extremists Continue Destructive Behavior in Afghanistan

    07/24/2006 4:20:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 169+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 24, 2006 – Enemy fighters in Afghanistan continue to use homemade bombs to terrorize the civilian population, a U.S. spokesman there said today. "Enemy extremists continue their destructive behavior using improvised explosive devices to spread fear and terror among the Afghan people," Army Col. Thomas Collins, a spokesman for Combined Forces Command Afghanistan said in a news briefing. A suicide car bomb struck a convoy this morning injuring two coalition soldiers. Officials did not release the soldiers' nationality. Also this morning, a suicide motorcycle bomb drew Afghan soldiers and police to an area in Farah province, where they...
  • THE TRUE LOVER OF GOD [Charismatic Perspective DEVOTIONAL for Prayerful Pondering, Loving Dialogue]

    07/16/2006 3:39:42 PM PDT · by Quix · 10 replies · 435+ views
    The True Lover Of God Mary Lindow Jun 25 2006 06:04PM THE TRUE LOVER OF GOD DOES NOT NEED TO BE LAVISHED UPON BY MAN THE PRESENT EVILS AND PRESSURES OF OUR TIME ARE NOT NEW TO GOD OR......TO THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD! The Bride of Christ has been either over stroked with false platitudes or has been allowed to be spoiled with a gluttony of self-love, self-analysis, and self-promotion. All members of the Lord’s Body, leaders and simple followers, have all had the virus of “I WANNA BE SOMEBODY” attempt to sidetrack and infect the human nature side...
  • Smoke in the Womb Makes Unruly Toddlers (acutal headline)

    07/14/2006 9:22:53 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 165 replies · 1,651+ views
    LiveScience ^ | Thu Jul 13, 2006 | Ker Than
    A new study finds that unborn babies regularly exposed to cigarette smoke in the womb are much more likely to have behavioral problems as young children. The study, detailed in current issue of the journal Child Development, is the first to show a link between smoking during pregnancy and child behavior problems in the first years of life. The researchers found that 2-year-olds whose mothers were exposed to cigarette smoke while pregnant were nearly 12 times more likely to show clinical levels of behavioral problems compared to their unexposed peers. The researchers looked at 93 children between their first and...
  • Taking Responsibility for Addiction

    05/09/2006 1:07:41 PM PDT · by DBeers · 94 replies · 1,695+ views
    FOX News ^ | May 9, 2006 | Dr. Manny Alvarez
    Taking Responsibility for Addiction Pills, cocaine, heroine, pot, coffee, cigarettes, chewing gum, chocolate, plastic surgery — What do they all have in common? They are potential mine fields for addiction. To some, addiction looks like a personality flaw, but in reality it is a serious biological disorder. The question I get is, "Are we born with the potential for being addicted to drugs?" The short answer is yes and no. We all have the potential to become chemically dependent, but exposure and physiological predisposition play a significant role. Substance abuse creates biological changes in our brain that alter the mechanism...
  • Scientists find brain cells linked to choice

    04/23/2006 6:09:32 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 17 replies · 643+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Sun Apr 23, 2006 | Anon Reuters Science Stringer
    If choosing the right outfit or whether to invest in stocks or bonds is difficult, it may not be just indecisiveness but how brain cells assign values to different items, scientists said on Sunday. Researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston have identified neurons, or brain cells, that seem to play a role in how a person selects different items or goods. Scientists have known that cells in different parts of the brain react to attributes such as color, taste or quantity. Dr Camillo Padaoa-Schioppa and John Assad, an associate professor of neurobiology, found neurons involved in assigning values that...
  • No Pain, No Collective Gain

    04/07/2006 11:43:47 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 504+ views
    ScienceNOW Daily News ^ | 6 April 2006 | Mary Beckman
    A society that runs on the contributions of a few altruistic individuals while leaving the rest of its citizens alone may seem attractive, especially to those of us with lazier tendencies. So why haven't most human societies adopted this model? A new simulation suggests that a group's members reap the most benefits when everyone cooperates--and freeloaders are duly punished. The simulation, set up by economist Bettina Rockenbach of the University of Erfurt, Germany, and colleagues, involved the creation of two virtual worlds. The first--a sort of freeloaders' paradise--allowed people to cooperate as much or as little as they wanted. Participants...
  • Tonsil-Adenoid Surgery May Help Behavior, Too (ADHD)

    04/05/2006 12:51:06 AM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 1,655+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 4, 2006 | NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    Researchers have found strong evidence that adenotonsillectomy — the surgery to remove the tonsils and adenoids — can help relieve childhood behavioral or attention problems, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or A.D.H.D. Although the surgery has become less common with antibiotics, more than 400,000 children under 15 have their tonsils, adenoids or both removed every year, according to estimates by the Metropolitan Insurance Company. About half of the patients undergo the procedure to control chronic throat or ear infections. The rest have the operation to relieve breathing difficulty or nighttime sleep apnea, a serious disorder in which the sleeping child briefly...
  • What's wrong with our boys?

    04/03/2006 6:38:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 94 replies · 2,648+ views
    The romantic comedy "Failure to Launch," which opened as the No. 1 movie in the nation this month, has substantially exceeded pre-launch predictions, taking in more than $64 million in its first three weeks. Matthew McConaughey plays a young man who is affable, intelligent, good-looking — and completely unmotivated. He's still living at home and seems to have no ambitions beyond playing video games, hanging out with his buddies (two young men who are also still living with their parents) and having sex. In desperation, his parents hire a professional motivation consultant, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, who pretends to...
  • Nicole Richie's Behavior Irks Local Family

    03/18/2006 4:35:06 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 41 replies · 1,237+ views ^ | 3 18 06 | Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES - Nicole Richie irritated a local family during taping of "The Simple Life" by asking an 11-year-old boy, in graphic language, if she looked attractive. The boy was playing basketball Wednesday in the driveway of his home. Richie, pushing a baby carriage, approached and questioned the youth about how she looked, using a profane word. Two camera operators and another crew taped the exchange. The boy's father refused the crew's request that he sign a release giving them the right to use the clip with his son. Instead he complained to the show's production company. "The Simple Life,"...
  • The Twists and Turns of History, and of DNA

    03/12/2006 4:38:20 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 31 replies · 723+ views
    NY Times Week in Review ^ | March 12, 2006 | NICHOLAS WADE
    <p>EAST ASIAN and European cultures have long been very different, Richard E. Nisbett argued in his recent book "The Geography of Thought." East Asians tend to be more interdependent than the individualists of the West, which he attributed to the social constraints and central control handed down as part of the rice-farming techniques Asians have practiced for thousands of years.</p>
  • Hate kids? You're not alone

    02/27/2006 10:48:23 AM PST · by presidio9 · 326 replies · 5,803+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 27, 2006 | MICHELE INGRASSIA
    There are 2 billion children running around the planet and five new ones born every second. But don't expect any pink-and-blue congratulations from Adrianne Frost. In fact, the author and comedian would be just as happy if you took every little bugger and muzzled him — on the subway, in stores, in restaurants, churches, parks and, well, everywhere. Treasonous? Exactly! "You have every right not to like children who are ill-behaved," says Frost, who puts just about anyone under 3 feet tall in that category. "Just because they're children doesn't mean that it's okay for them to act the way...
  • Rewarding Anti-government Behavior on Campus - Academic hypocrisy

    01/21/2006 6:38:38 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 400+ views ^ | 1/21/06 | J.F. Kelly,Jr.
    The liberal bias that permeates American college campuses isn’t news. Repeated polls show convincingly that that faculty members with liberal views or affiliations far outnumber their relatively few conservative colleagues. No problem here, you might say, so long as they keep their political and social biases out of the classroom. But, of course, they do not as many students whose grades have suffered because they vocally challenged an instructor’s biases can tell you. Beyond the challenges posed to students who try to maintain conservative perspectives, problems arise when faculty members and students try to suppress opposing viewpoints. Sadly, this has...
  • Weird kid up a tree(vanity)

    11/21/2005 5:58:45 AM PST · by Drawsing · 78 replies · 822+ views
    vanity | 11/21/2005 | drawsing
    Weird kid up a tree I have seen people here come up with some good insights, so I thought I would take advantage of this forum to help me figure out the behavior of this weird kid. Yesterday my two boys and I were getting ready to distribute our Boy Scout popcorn to the folks who had ordered it. We were still in the house and I heard the neighbor's dog barking and someone yelling "ShutUp!" very loud. It sounded like it was in my driveway, so I went out and looked, but saw nothing. A little bit later, one...
  • Need Cat Behavior Help

    11/02/2005 3:44:17 PM PST · by meeps · 61 replies · 2,325+ views
    I have a beautiful 2 year old orange tabby cat. Over the last 6 months he has developed a bad habit of peeing on our water bed. Last month, I took him to the vet and discovered he had a UTI. He was treated and seemed a bit better. However, he still will pee on our bed to wake me up in the morning. I now close him out of our bedroom in the morning. (I am an early riser, and get up at 6am). He has now found new spots to pee; the kids beds, a corner in the...
  • Yawning

    10/24/2005 6:26:05 PM PDT · by Rudder · 22 replies · 612+ views
    American Scientist ^ | Nov-Dec issue | Robert R. Provine
    The yawn is primal, unstoppable and contagious, revealing the evolutionary and neural basis of empathy and unconscious behavior Imagine a yawn. You stretch your jaws open in a wide gape, take a deep inward breath, followed by a shorter exhalation, and end by closing your jaws. Ahhh. You have just joined vertebrates everywhere in one of the animal kingdom's most ancient rites. Mammals and most other animals with backbones yawn; fish, turtles, crocodiles and birds do it. People start yawning very early, offering further evidence of its ancient origins. Yawning is present by the end of the first trimester of...
  • Katrina’s poor: Bringing Bourbon Street to Cape Cod

    10/19/2005 4:27:19 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 21 replies · 890+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | October 18,2005 | Not attributed
    IT SHOULD come as no surprise that some Hurricane Katrina evacuees were found to be blowing their federal cash handouts on booze and strippers, as the Boston Herald reported on Tuesday. Behaviors that beget poverty are not instantly overcome with the receipt of taxpayer money. First, people were shocked to discover that huge sections of New Orleans were deeply poor. Now people are shocked to find that some of those same poor people are wasting their government aid. How do they think these people became poor in the first place? If there is a cycle of poverty in America, it...
  • 3 Share Nobel for Work on Behavior and Use of Light

    10/05/2005 12:09:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 434+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 5, 2005 | KENNETH CHANG
    A scientist who worked out a theory describing the behavior of light using quantum mechanics and two scientists who used that knowledge to develop a powerful laser technique for identifying atoms and molecules were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics yesterday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced. Half of the prize, and half of the $1.3 million in prize money, go to Roy J. Glauber, 80, a professor of physics at Harvard, for calculations that laid the foundation for quantum optics. John L. Hall, 71, a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder and at...
  • Bob Parks interview in San Francisco Chronicle on "Looting"

    09/03/2005 3:04:30 PM PDT · by bocopar · 62 replies · 2,291+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/3/05 | Jonathan Curiel
    "At some point," he says, "black people have got to stop breaking the law. You have people all over the world who are more than willing to donate money to help black people suffering in New Orleans. But when you have these video depictions of black people taking all this stuff, you're going to have people with second thoughts. The people who are shooting at the National Guard are making it bad for everybody. You can't keep excusing that."
  • Kids have always behaved badly, it's the parents who've changed

    08/20/2005 8:45:11 AM PDT · by NCjim · 30 replies · 1,050+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | August 21, 2005 | Miranda Devine
    Every day we are assailed with stories of kids gone wild. If they're not drag-racing cars, they're drunk or ingesting ecstasy at rave parties. If they're not brawling in junior football, they're assaulting teachers and playing too much Nintendo. From toddlers to teenagers, they rule the roost at home and only a jackboot super nanny can stop their backchat. Young people, it is moaned, are rude, disrespectful to their elders, dress immodestly, chatter inanely on mobile phones and MSN, fail to give up their seats for adults, are fat, slovenly, spoilt, materialistic, illiterate and downright foolish. Gosh, it wasn't like...
  • How are squirrels trained to act?

    07/31/2005 1:51:00 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 74 replies · 1,397+ views
    BBC ^ | 7/29/05 | Tom Geoghegan
    Friday, 29 July, 2005, 09:14 GMT 10:14 UK How are squirrels trained to act? By Tom Geoghegan BBC News Magazine Forty squirrels were trained to crack nuts in the new film Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. How? Even with sophisticated computer-generated technology available, director Tim Burton refused to take any short cuts with the famous Nut Room scene in Roald Dahl's novel. It had to be as life-like as possible, Burton decided, which meant squirrels cracking and sorting nuts on a conveyor belt. In the film, they are seen sitting on stools testing the quality of the nuts until their...
  • Psychopolitics, Joe Six-Pack, and the Crocodile - (powerful assessment of encroaching Communism)

    07/13/2005 9:37:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 36 replies · 725+ views
    Not too many years ago, Americans had never heard of sensitivity training, and if a facilitator of it tried to convince them that they needed to be conditioned with it, he would have been told, very quickly and in no uncertain terms, to take a hike. Yet step by careful step, sensitivity training began to be stealthily inserted into our society. Today, Americans simply submit to it without much thought, let alone any protest. In a recent column entitled, “Pavlov’s Dogs versus the Spirit of Truth and Freedom,” I detailed how progressive (communist) homosexual operatives had successfully brainwashed a large...
  • Soldier in Germany Discusses Dick Durbin's Dido - (expresses US troops' resentment v. Durbin)

    07/01/2005 3:20:12 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 39 replies · 2,410+ views
    So Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois thinks our Guantanamo soldiers are like the Nazis? As a soldier stationed in Germany, the land where Hitler's Nazis once trod, I found my blood boiling by the words coming from the liberal Democratic senator from Illinois. Senator Durbin, along with the rest of his left wing and terrorist sympathizing party thinks President Bush should close the Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, because--in his words--the soldiers at Gitmo are "acting like Nazis, Soviets in their gulags, Pol Pot, or others who had no concern for human beings." Two things here: Where is the outcry...
  • Survey: Scientific Misbehavior Is Common

    06/08/2005 1:55:46 PM PDT · by mlc9852 · 84 replies · 1,194+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 8, 2005 | MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer
    NEW YORK - It's not the stuff of headlines, like fraud. But more mundane misbehavior by scientists is common enough that it may pose an even greater threat to the integrity of science, a new report asserts. One-third of scientists surveyed said that within the previous three years, they'd engaged in at least one practice that would probably get them into trouble, the report said. Examples included circumventing minor aspects of rules for doing research on people and overlooking a colleague's use of flawed data or questionable interpretation of data.
  • Standard deviance - redefinition of bad behavior as "normal" (thanks to "progressive" liberals)

    06/06/2005 7:55:00 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 11 replies · 670+ views
    Anne Hendershott, a professor of sociology at the University of San Diego, boldly uses in the title of her latest book, The Politics of Deviance (Encounter, 2004), a word that many dare no longer speak. WORLD: Is anything deviant anymore? Hendershott: We have become reluctant to label behaviors "deviant." Drug abuse, promiscuity, abortion, and even homosexual acts are all behaviors that in the past were viewed as quite deviant. Today, in many cases, these behaviors have been normalized—or, as the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan said, we have "defined deviancy down." I was curious how that happened and decided to...
  • Liberals and The Texas Minutemen: Time For Liberals To Grow Up And Back Down.

    06/04/2005 3:52:53 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 1,026+ views
    MENS NEWS DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 4, 2005 | John Longenecker
    One of the adolescent things about liberals is that they won’t accept consequences of their actions, but will hold adults, Conservatives, to answer. This is becoming more obvious every year. The Minuteman Movement is spreading, as it should. And their mission and acceptance is becoming more obvious with every month! California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has said that he would not obstruct the Movement’s arrival in California. For this he takes heat. Now, Texas Governor Rick Perry says about the same thing for the Movement’s coming to Texas. For this, he, too, is taking heat. One of the things Americans respect...
  • Should We Cure Bad Behavior?

    06/01/2005 9:39:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 643+ views
    Reason ^ | June 1, 2005 | Ronald Bailey
    The "Ludovico Technique," a revolutionary treatment for violent criminal behavior, is supposed to make criminals sick. But for decades, it's been readers of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange and viewers of Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of the novel who have been made queasy by the chilling scene in which the imprisoned teenaged murderer and rapist Alex undergoes the fictional treatment. Ludovico is an aversive treatment in which prisoner-patients are forced to watch violent scenes while being made severely nauseated by means of injections. Eager to get out of prison at any cost, Alex lies to the prison chaplain that he...
  • The Peter Pan Generation - (is Bill Cosby right about today's poor liberal leftist parenting?)

    05/14/2005 11:47:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 1,383+ views
    Michael Eric Dyson’s tour for his book, Is Bill Cosby Right? (Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost its Mind?) has been busting out all over radio and TV in the past few weeks. In fact there’s been lots of talk about Bill Cosby’s remarks concerning declining morality and poor behavior stemming from a lack of parental responsibility that’s holding black kids back. Mr. Cosby laments the lifestyle of young blacks; from their dress, to their music, their views on sex, their language and their moral ethos in general. He believes that it is the fault of black parents for...

    05/14/2005 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Commander Salamander · 38 replies · 1,709+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 14, 2005 | Editoral Staff
    Character assassination apparently has become the Democrats' stock-in-trade these days on Capitol Hill. Witness Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who departed from his prepared text to denounce one of President Bush's judicial nominees — a victim of Democratic filibustering — by saying the judge has "a problem" based on "his confidential report from the FBI." Reid wasn't offering up any details — which his office seems to think lets him off the hook. Because the problem is that those FBI background reports, as Reid himself conceded, are "confidential." And Senate rules prohibit a member from publicly disclosing confidential information —...
  • Pilot Arrested For Bizarre Behavior In Front Of His Home

    05/02/2005 6:11:36 PM PDT · by holymoly · 59 replies · 1,887+ views
    WTVF ^ | 5/2/2005 | Newschannel 5
    A local pilot for American Airlines was in trouble with the law Monday after neighbors in his upscale neighborhood complained about his bizarre behavior. 47 year-old Roy Clemmons has been a highly-regarded pilot for American Airlines. Neighbors like Dorene Phillips said Clemmons is a family man and a hard-working professional, and said they were stunned to learn of Clemmons arrest. Wilson County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Clemmons Friday and charged him with performing lewd and obscene acts while naked, in broad daylight, and in front of his home. In the police report, a neighbor reported Clemmons fondled himself on his front...
  • Liberals and Other Juvenile Delinquents - (study of libs by noted criminalogist!)

    04/26/2005 4:10:01 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 506+ views
    As a Criminology Professor, I take every opportunity to attempt to attach one theory of crime causation or another to current events. There are numerous, and often repetitive, theoretical models intended to help us understand and explain criminality. Some of these focus on personality and upbringing. Others look at social conditions and neighbourhood deterioration. Still, others attempt to link criminality to the evils of capitalism (the dinosaurs may be extinct but there’s a whole breed of belly-dragging Criminologist that refuses to make its way to the tar pits). That’s what living in your mom’s basement till you’re thirty-five will do...
  • The Reptilian Brains of Terri's Executioners

    04/11/2005 2:46:41 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 1,072+ views
    For decades, neuroscientists have recognized that the brain has three distinct systems. One is derived from primitive reptiles that were adept at survival strategies. Another includes the limbic system – often called the “seat of emotions.” The third includes the neocortex and prefrontal lobes (comprising the right and left hemispheres of the brain) that account for thinking, verbal abilities and other “higher” functions. My theory is that Terri’s putative husband Michael, his attorney George J. Felos, and Judge George Greer – who ruled for years against Terri’s right to life – have highly developed reptilian brains and prefrontal lobes, but...
  • Stone Buddhas and the Ten Commandments: Icons or Idols?

    04/05/2005 8:11:14 PM PDT · by xzins · 1 replies · 263+ views
    Orthovox ^ | Apr 05 | Sheila Enstine
    Stone Buddhas and the Ten Commandments: Icons or Idols?   An OrthoVox Exclusive by Sheila Enstine     An icon is a flawed representation of the real thing.  An idol, on the other hand, attempts to replace the real thing.  As author Madeleine L’Engle explains, an idol is an icon of which we have false expectations.   If Afghanistan’s now-defunct Taliban government is any indication, L’Engle’s distinction is too fragile for some people to grasp. Consider the plight of the Buddhas of Bamiyan. Since the fifth century, these two massive statues placidly watched over the southern-most route of the...
  • FNC: California law banning gay marriage is unconstitutional

    03/14/2005 12:16:45 PM PST · by Dont Mention the War · 437 replies · 11,133+ views
    Fox News | March 14, 2005