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  • Clinton reflects on the emotion of her historic moment - and rips into Trump (kabuki garbage alert)

    06/08/2016 3:10:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2016 | Anne Gearan
    Minutes before her address declaring victory as the Democratic presidential nominee Tuesday evening, Hillary Clinton was worried she might not make it through her prepared remarks without crying. "I was overwhelmed," Clinton said in an interview with The Washington Post on Wednesday. "It just was a sense of momentous historic experience - that I was part of it and it really was hard to actually, you know, make sense of it," Clinton said, marvelling a day later at the sight of thousands of supporters crowded into a Brooklyn warehouse to celebrate. "I was worried that if, when I went out...
  • Why men are best at guessing endings of TV crime dramas

    05/22/2016 1:49:48 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-20-16 | REHEMA FIGUEIREDO and JEMMA BUCKLEY
    Men are more likely to guess the endings of complex TV crime dramas because women are distracted by the emotion of the story, claims a leading psychologist. Dr David Lewis has said that men remain detached while watching detective dramas such as ITV’s The Secret and BBC1’s Undercover and pick up on hints about the ending that women miss. Dr Lewis said: ‘A man is much more likely to look at that and say “ah ha!” A woman, because she is focused on the emotions, is less likely to spot these things designed to give you a hint. ‘Women tend...
  • How Republicans Can Win Back Conservatives - Passing the emotional purity test

    08/26/2015 11:13:50 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The GOP is panicking. And it should be. Conservatives are sending an angry unambiguous message to the party. The message can be read not only in the rise of Donald Trump, but also in the rise of Ben Carson. Republican voters are choosing candidates who don’t talk or seem like politicians. They have lost all faith in the Republican Party. And it’s hard to blame them. Conservatives poured time, energy and money into a party that promised to counter Obama and take back America. The GOP controls both houses of Congress and conservatives have nothing to show for it. Support...
  • Judge Recognizes Middle School Classmate In Bond Court

    07/03/2015 6:31:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 7/2/15
    A man appeared in bond court Thursday on several charges, including grand theft and burglary. But when he faced the judge she realized he was a familiar face.
  • How Emotion Can Damage America

    05/07/2015 5:45:02 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 26 replies
    Bill O'Reilly Talking Points ^ | May 7, 2015 | Bill O'Reilly
    The debate continues to rage over whether an anti-Muslim group was justified in insulting every Muslim on the planet. As you may know, two jihadis were killed by a brave police officer in Garland, Texas on Sunday after they tried to storm a conference held by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. The dead men deserved what they got. But the incident was ignited by a contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Any depiction of that Islamic icon is a sin in the Muslim world. Many Americans believe the provocation was legitimate under freedom of speech. But that is not...
  • Sainthood rites for John Paul II, John XXIII to be beamed around the world (3D in cinemas, for free)

    04/14/2014 2:29:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 46 replies
    RNS ^ | April 14, 2014 | Josephine McKenna
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) While millions of pilgrims are expected to attend the Catholic Church’s first-ever double canonization at the end of April, the Vatican is preparing its most ambitious TV and social media campaign for the millions who don’t make it to Rome.View down Via della Conciliazione to St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Harris via Flickr City officials are expecting more than 5 million people to attend the ceremony when Pope Francis declares his predecessors Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII saints in St Peter’s Square on April 27.For the first time viewers will...
  • Dem Senator’s ‘Volcanic’ Reaction to Paycheck Fairness Act’s Failure

    04/10/2014 8:32:29 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April | Noah Rothman
    You know, when we raise an issue, we’re too emotional,” Mikulski added. “Well, I am emotional.” “It brings tears to my eyes,” she exclaimed, “to know how women every, single day are working so hard and are getting paid less. It makes me emotional to hear that.” “I get angry, I get outraged, I get volcanic,” Mikulski asserted.
  • Reason and Emotion(1943)

    11/15/2013 8:31:52 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1943 | Walt Disney
  • Babies Recognize Each Other's Moods, Study Says

    07/04/2013 9:20:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Popular Science | 06.27.2013 | Lacey Henry
    Here's the link.
  • Shun Knee-Jerk Reactions (guns)

    02/13/2012 9:03:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 13 February, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    We are all susceptible to the occasional knee-jerk reaction. We hear something and immediately jump to a position of opposition or support with little or no evidence to support the position. Sometimes such gut responses are correct and are subsequently validated by additional information, but often they are completely off base. As a Second Amendment advocate I run into a lot of jerking knees and gut feelings that can be very difficult to overcome. They usually hit me as questions – like “why should anyone be allowed to have a gun like that,” or “why should anyone be allowed to...
  • Romney is proficient but unloved

    10/27/2011 2:00:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | October 27, 2011 | RICH LOWRY
    It might have been Mitt Romney’s most revealing moment in all the Republican debates. Badgered by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was continually interrupting him, Romney appealed to CNN moderator Anderson Cooper to reassert the rules of the debate: “Anderson?” That one-word plaint could stand for all of Romney’s straight-arrowness. It is a virtue and a curse. “Scandal” and “Romney” are two words you expect never to have to see in a sentence together. He’s every bit as upstanding as you would expect from a former Mormon bishop, a father of five and grandfather of 16. Romney is a familiar...
  • THE MOTIVATIONS OF POLITICAL LEFTISTS

    08/27/2011 4:25:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Much appeared in Frontpage magazine ^ | September, 2010 | By John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.)
    The emotional substrate One-sentence summary of the major point in this article: BOTH Leftists and Rightists want to change the status quo (Have you ever heard of a conservative-dominated government that a lacked a legislative agenda?). But to begin from the beginning: I did my first piece of research into the psychology of politics in 1968. It was my Masters dissertation. I have been studying the subject ever since -- now with many academic publications on it behind me. So it seems reasonable that, over four decades later, I should look back and say what I have learned in the...
  • Gun Control Emotions vs. Gun Control Facts

    01/29/2011 7:34:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    aolnews.com ^ | 20 January, 2011 | John Lott
    Just 24 hours after the shooting in Tucson, politicians were calling for more gun control. And the drumbeat has continued. On Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called for using the information supplied on people's applications to join the military to determine whether they will be banned from buying guns. Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind., promised a new push for renewing at least part of the federal assault weapons ban. The previous week had been filled with calls for everything from gun show regulations to a thousand-foot gun-free zone around politicians. But while the emotional reaction to a...
  • Profile Muslims or Pat Down the Masses?

    11/18/2010 3:11:11 AM PST · by Scanian · 50 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    With all the bad press the TSA has received recently, we can't be sure if the acronym stands for Transportation Security Administration, Touches Sensitive Areas, or Truly Scandalous Attention. But, for sure, its pat-downs and sci-fi radiation screeners give many of us another good reason to avoid the increasingly unfriendly skies. Yet while the TSA right now has supplanted the IRS as the bureaucracy we most love to hate, its policies are merely part of a longstanding cultural trend: the failure to recognize that the good of the many outweighs the good of the few. It's the same reason why...
  • A robot displaying human emotion has been unveiled

    06/23/2009 3:22:53 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 29 replies · 905+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/23/2009 | Emma Barnett
    Kobian, a "humanoid" robot, which can express seven human emotions, has been unveiled by researchers at Waseda University in Japan. The Emotional Humanoid Robot can express seven different feelings, including delight, surprise, sadness and dislike. In addition to assuming different poses to match the mood, Kobian uses motors in its face to move its lips, eyelids and eyebrows into various positions, according to pinktentacle. To express delight, for example, the robot its hands over its head and opens it mouth and eyes wide. To show sadness, Kobian hunches over, hangs its head and holds a hand up to its face...
  • Obama's Self-Actualizing Language

    05/08/2009 2:21:10 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies · 668+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 08, 2009 | Lee Cary
    In the minds of his believers, Barack Obama has only to utter words and they become so. It is a phenomenon somewhere on the border between politics and religion. In the arena of Biblical scholarship called the New Hermeneutic, spoken words can become self-actualizing language events. This power, reinforced by media adoration, was an effective element of Obama's campaign speeches. And it continued to be effective into his first 100 some days in office. First, we'll review (aiming to be succinct) a school of Biblical criticism based on the notion of self-actualizing language. Then, apply it to how Barack Obama...
  • Glenn Beck Pops Up Next in the MSM Shooting Gallery

    04/12/2009 2:14:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 29 replies · 1,658+ views
    The American Thinker Wall ^ | April 12, 2009 | Lee Cary
    FOX News’ Glenn Beck is putting himself right in the crosshairs of the big liberal media by doing something relatively unique – teaching history to his viewers. Recently, the Obama administration joined with the MSM in an unsuccessful effort to make Rush Limbaugh the demonized personification of what it means to be a conservative. All it did was raise Limbaugh’s ratings. They’ve since backed off. You would have thought Rahm Emanuel would have learned after the beating Senator Harry Reid suffered when Limbaugh raffled off the complaint letter Reid send to Limbaugh’s radio network host and netted four million dollars...
  • True Religion Iis Not Feeling but Willing (A.W. Tozer)

    07/15/2008 7:27:31 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 5 replies · 87+ views
    ONE OF THE PUZZLING QUESTIONS likely to turn up sooner or later to vex the seeking Christian is how he can fulfill the scriptural command to love God with all his heart and his neighbor as himself. The earnest Christian, as he meditates on his sacred obligation to love God and mankind, may experience a sense of frustration gendered by the knowledge that he just cannot seem to work up any emotional thrill over his Lord or his brothers. He wants to, but he cannot. The delightful wells of feeling simply will not flow. Many honest persons have become discouraged...
  • Learning From The Dead: What Facial Muscles Can Tell Us About Emotion

    06/17/2008 3:34:22 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 200+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 6-17-2008 | University of Portsmouth
    Learning From The Dead: What Facial Muscles Can Tell Us About Emotion ScienceDaily (Jun. 17, 2008) — Laugh and the world laughs with you, but wrinkle your nose and you could find yourself on your own. A new study by a scientist at the University of Portsmouth who examined the facial muscles in cadavers, has revealed that the muscles which control our facial expressions are not common to everyone. The Risorius muscle, which experts believe controls our ability to create an expression of extreme fear, is found in only two thirds of the population. Dr Bridget Waller has published a...
  • How Voters Think

    01/18/2008 7:47:49 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 16 replies · 7,515+ views
    New York Times ^ | 18 January 2008 | David Brooks
    The truth is that many of the theories we come up with are bogus. They are based on the assumption that voters make cold, rational decisions about who to vote for and can tell us why they decided as they did. This is false. In reality, we voters — all of us — make emotional, intuitive decisions about who we prefer, and then come up with post-hoc rationalizations to explain the choices that were already made beneath conscious awareness. “People often act without knowing why they do what they do,” Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Prize winner, noted in an e-mail...