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  • Former Calgarian John Ridsdel beheaded by captors in Philippines, officials confirm

    04/25/2016 12:35:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies ^ | 04/25/2016 | AP
    Abu Sayyaf had vowed to behead one of the four, abducted last fall from a marina at an island resort in the south of the country, if their ransom demand was not met by a Monday deadline. “We have received information that a headless body was found at 8:30 p.m. of a Caucasian man in Jolo City, Jolo Island,” Dick Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, said in an interview.... “A motorcycle driver threw a plastic bag in the road in front of where there were five children playing at 7:30 p.m.. But there was a brown-out (power failure)....
  • Extremism needs to be wiped out of Islam

    11/23/2015 3:44:26 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 38 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Sydney) ^ | 24th November 2015 | Peter Costello
    ..... After each atrocity complacent political leaders trot out the same platitudes. They tell us: "This has nothing to do with Islam, etc." It is wearing thin with the public. All these attacks are coming from people who subscribe to one religion, which is not Catholic or Protestant or Jewish or Buddhist or Yazidi. Plainly it has something to do with Islam. And the people who are doing it think it has everything to do with Islam. That is why they shout Allahu Akbar while firing their guns and detonating their explosives. ..... One great illusion that Western liberals use...
  • Are Murderers Born or Made?

    03/11/2015 5:01:04 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 42 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/10/15 | BBC
    Murders are tragic but rare. But what drives some people to kill? Michael Mosley has been looking into research exploring the minds of murderers. In the 1870s Dr Cesare Lombroso, sometimes called the father of scientific criminology, was studying criminals imprisoned in Turin. He became convinced that criminals are a step back down the evolutionary ladder, a reversion to a primitive or subhuman type of man. He decided, after years of study, that you could tell a criminal by the shape of their face and the excessive length of their ape-like arms. "A criminal's ears," he wrote, "are often of...
  • Fifteen Things You Probably Do Not Know about Psychopaths

    06/27/2014 7:54:19 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 27, 2014 | Greg G. Long
    5. Control – Psychopaths want to control you – physically, emotionally, sexually, financially, and politically. Psychopaths want to control your soft drinks, your ability to defend yourself, your health care, and your life. Snip The rarest of psychopathic types is the intellectual psychopath.Karl Marx, Saul Alinsky, and Cloward-Piven come to mind. Both Marx and Alinsky displayed psychopathic traits and inspired other psychopaths to infiltrate and sometimes forcibly seize governments, followed by characteristic psychopathic inefficiency, incompetence, and corruption in the administration of the state.
  • Psychopaths: how can you spot one?

    04/06/2014 1:09:33 PM PDT · by null and void · 64 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3:00PM BST 06 Apr 2014 | Tom Chivers
    We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse ...These people lack remorse and empathy and feel emotion only shallowly. In extreme cases, they might not care whether you live or die. These people are called psychopaths. Some of them are violent criminals, murderers. But by no means all. Professor Robert Hare is a criminal psychologist, and the creator of the PCL-R, a psychological assessment used to determine whether someone is a psychopath. “It stuns me, as much as it did when I started 40 years...
  • O.J. Simpson begs Obama: Free me; I’m dying from brain cancer

    01/03/2014 8:45:09 AM PST · by jazusamo · 79 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 3, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former NFL great turned criminal, O.J. Simpson, has issued a plea for clemency to President Obama, claiming he may have brain cancer and should be allowed to leave his Nevada jail cell and go free. The 66-year-old is currently serving a 33-year sentence for kidnapping and robbery. But he’s being tested for a tumor on his brain to determine whether he has cancer — and he’s convinced that he’s due to die any day now, The Mirror News reported.
  • JAMES HOLMES- The Match.Com Profile (Agnostic, "Middle of the Road" political views)

    07/22/2012 11:13:41 PM PDT · by Qbert · 18 replies
    TMZ ^ | 7/22/2012 | TMZ
    EXCLUSIVEJames Holmes is boyfriend material -- that's the shocker a member says she got when she logged on Friday afternoon to see the site suggesting she hook up with the man accused of killing 12 people in the Colorado movie massacre.  Diana (who asked us not to use her last name) tells TMZ she was floored when she saw Holmes' profile among her matches -- less than a day after the shootings -- saying it was "pretty scary getting matched to a mass murderer." Diana says the profile said James hadn't visited the site in the last 24 hours, so it...
  • Transgender Man Proposes To Sweetheart at White House Gay Pride Event [Video]

    06/18/2012 12:41:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | June 17, 2012 | H. Scott English
    Scout, a transgender man who was attending a White House event celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, decided to show how much he supported President Obama’s recent support for gay marriage. He dropped to one knee and proposed to his long time sweetheart Liz Margolies. Scout (whose name is legally just the one word), had been planning to propose at this event at the White House for more than a year. He only had to figure out where to do it when he got there. So right after President Obama addressed the crowd and everyone was standing around...
  • How Do You Handle a Psychopath?

    01/14/2012 8:34:40 AM PST · by appeal2 · 39 replies ^ | 01/13/12 | Kerry Lutz
    Answer--Very gently. Chris Duane and Kerry Lutz sit down for a discussion of psychopaths and what to do about them. We've all probably encountered them at work, in government, in friendships or perhaps even had a relationship with one. Chris explains how to identify them and what you can do. Sometimes it's best to flee. Other times confrontation works and then perhaps the most effective method is simply ignoring them. It all depends upon the situation you find yourself in. But whatever you do, you must get away from them if at all possible. The history of politics and government...
  • How to Spot Psychopaths: Speech Patterns Give Them Away

    10/28/2011 3:59:06 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 79 replies
    Live Science ^ | 20 October 2011 Time: 05:50 PM ET | Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer
    Crime scene psychopaths reveal themselves through their speech Psycopaths are estimated to make up 1 percent of the population and up to 25 percent of male offenders in correctional settings. NEW YORK — Psychopaths are known to be wily and manipulative, but even so, they unconsciously betray themselves, according to scientists who have looked for patterns in convicted murderers' speech as they described their crimes. The researchers interviewed 52 convicted murderers, 14 of them ranked as psychopaths according to the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, a 20-item assessment, and asked them to describe their crimes in detail. Using computer programs to analyze what...
  • Why are we surprised with the push for ‘pedophile rights’?

    08/31/2011 3:37:59 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 32 replies ^ | Wed., Aug. 31, 2011 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    August 31, 2011 ( - Many Americans have been shocked by reports about a recent pro-pedophilia conference in Baltimore in which psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, representing institutions like Harvard and Johns Hopkins, sought to present pedophilia in a sympathetic and even positive light. But why should this surprise us? Academic articles in scholarly journals have been presenting pedophilia in a sympathetic light for years, and, as Matthew Cullinan Hoffman noted, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a report in 1998 “claiming that the ‘negative potential’ of adult sex with children was ‘overstated’ and that ‘the vast majority of...
  • Why (Some) Psychopaths Make Great CEOs

    06/14/2011 9:38:08 AM PDT · by Fred · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 061411 | Jeff Bercovici
    British journalist Jon Ronson immersed himself in the world of mental health diagnosis and criminal profiling to understand what makes some people psychopaths — dangerous predators who lack the behavioral controls and tender feelings the rest of us take for granted. Among the things he learned while researching his new book, “The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry”: the incidence of psychopathy among CEOs is about 4 percent, four times what it is in the population at large. I spoke with him recently about what that means and its implications for the business world and wider society. Are...
  • The pro-abortion movement and the psychopathic mentality

    11/26/2010 10:25:13 AM PST · by wagglebee · 16 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/26/10 | Matthew Hoffman
    November 24, 2010 ( - When I read the words of pro-abortion leaders like Colombian psychologist Florence Thomas, who calls unborn babies “tumors” and says that they are only human if their mother wants them, a disturbing question comes to mind: what is, fundamentally, the difference between this type of perspective, so often expressed by abortionists, and the clinical definition of a “psychopath”?Although the stereotypical image of a psychopath is that of a serial killer, or a dangerous madman locked in an asylum, psychologists tell us that such people only represent a small minority of those who fall under...
  • Wright: Obama Muslim myth believers 'psychopaths'

    08/29/2010 1:40:47 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 19 replies ^ | 08/29/10 | CaroleL
    The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Barack Obama's controversial former pastor, referred to people who wrongly believe Obama is Muslim as "psychopaths" during a fiery sermon Sunday in Arkansas.
  • "Serial killers and politicians share traits"

    07/11/2010 11:00:49 AM PDT · by SorosOwnsObama · 9 replies
    National Examiner ^ | June 12 | Jim Kouri
    "Psychopathy is a personality disorder manifested in people who use a mixture of charm, manipulation, intimidation, and occasionally violence to control others, in order to satisfy their own selfish needs. Although the concept of psychopathy has been known for centuries, the FBI leads the world in the research effort to develop a series of assessment tools, to evaluate the personality traits and behaviors attributable to psychopaths. Interpersonal traits include glibness, superficial charm, a grandiose sense of self-worth, pathological lying, and the manipulation of others. The affective traits include a lack of remorse and/or guilt, shallow affect, a lack of empathy,...
  • Inside A Psychopath's Brain: The Sentencing Debate

    06/30/2010 12:57:18 PM PDT · by Borges · 34 replies · 1+ views
    NPR ^ | 06/30/10 | Barbara Bradley Hagerty
    Kent Kiehl has studied hundreds of psychopaths. Kiehl is one of the world's leading investigators of psychopathy and a professor at the University of New Mexico. He says he can often see it in their eyes: There's an intensity in their stare, as if they're trying to pick up signals on how to respond. But the eyes are not an element of psychopathy, just a clue. Officially, Kiehl scores their pathology on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist, which measures traits such as the inability to feel empathy or remorse, pathological lying, or impulsivity. "The scores range from zero to 40," Kiehl...
  • Teens Charged in Phoebe Prince Bullying Case Get Death Threats

    04/16/2010 8:43:09 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 40 replies · 1,351+ views
    People Magazine ^ | Friday April 16, 2010 07:30 AM EDT | By Judy Rakowsky
    A defense lawyer is calling for calm after death threats have been made against teenagers charged in the death of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince, who committed suicide after she was allegedly bullied by schoolmates. "Not to minimize what happened to Phoebe Prince in any way, but translating this into death threats and public harassment has got to stop," says Colin Keefe, who represents Sharon Chanon Velazquez, accused of tormenting Prince, who hanged herself on Jan. 14. "It's gotten way out of control," adds Keefe, who says Velazquez has been driven temporarily from her home.
  • Phoebe Prince bullies live in fear amid death threats

    04/07/2010 5:31:20 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 93 replies · 2,174+ views
    Irish Central ^ | Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 9:15 PM | By ANTOINETTE KELLY,
    Three of the nine teenagers accused of driving 15-year-old Irish immigrant Phoebe Prince to commit suicide have been ordered to stay away from her family. Sean Mulveyhill, 17, Austin Renaud, 18, and Kayla Narey, 17, were all freed today on personal recognizances as long as they left Phoebe's heartborken family alone. Judge Judd Carheart made the ruling in a brief arraignment which the three teenagers did not attend.
  • 2 More Videos Surface Of John Lewis Walking Through Protesters, NO Evidence of Any Racial Slur

    03/24/2010 12:35:20 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 167 replies · 3,358+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 3/24/10 | HAP
    This bogus story pushed by the media since Saturday continues to have holes punched in it, which is no surprise to us, there isn't anyone who can produce audio about the story..2 more videos of Lewis

    03/12/2010 7:44:04 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 36 replies · 914+ views
    The Freedom Fighter's Journal ^ | March 12, 2010 | Ronald Barbour
    "Psychopaths are social predators who charm, manipulate, and ruthlessly plow their way through life, leaving a broad trail of broken hearts, shattered expectations, and empty wallets. Completely lacking in conscience and in feelings for others, they selfishly take what they want and do as they please, violating social norms and expectations without the slightest sense of guilt or regret. Their bewildered victims desperately ask, "Who are these people?" "What makes them the way they are?" "How can we protect ourselves?" --Dr. Robert Hare In the 1957 B&W classic, "A Face In The Crowd," persecuted anti-Communist director Elia Kazan commanded newly...
  • Col. Williams tied to Bernardo (Colonel and serial killer 'partied', police say)

    02/24/2010 10:38:50 PM PST · by ScottMerge · 11 replies · 558+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | ScottMerge
    Accused killer Col. Russell Williams and notorious serial killer Paul Bernardo both attended the University of Toronto Scarborough campus. They both studied economics at the Military Trail campus during the mid-1980s. They graduated together in 1987, Williams, 46, with a politics and economics degree, Bernardo, 45, with a commerce and economics degree. Their families both lived along the Scarborough bluffs. Now police sources tell the Toronto Sun the two were college “pals” who “partied” together and that their relationship is the subject of intense scrutiny by the joint forces team probing the murders of Cpl. Marie-France Comeau and Jessica Lloyd.
  • Why Are Liberals still Angry?

    09/17/2009 12:53:35 PM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 69 replies · 2,329+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 15 Sep 2009 | Frank Fleming
    The liberals were crazy angry while George W. Bush was president. Part of it was that for a time after 9/11, they were made completely irrelevant — when people are dying, who is going to listen to a liberal? But another part of it is that it’s much easier to hate a person than to hate a concept — like conservatism. So they were able to channel all their hate into President Bush. And they were jumping-around-pooh-flinging-biting-each-other angry. I think a number of conservatives were secretly looking forward to the Obama presidency in hopes that liberals might just calm down...
  • Psychologically: Politicians Are Just Like Serial Killers

    06/15/2009 8:13:05 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 399+ views
    Examiner/The Lid ^ | 6/15/09 | The Lid
    It was Ronald Reagan who said that Politics is the second oldest profession and it shares many traits with the oldest. President Reagan might have been a bit off in this one. A recent FBI study of Psychopaths seem to indicate that Politicians share a lot of traits with Serial Killers. When you read what Jim Kouri has written about the study in the Examiner, it seems very real: Interpersonal traits include glibness, superficial charm, a grandiose sense of self-worth, pathological lying, and the manipulation of others. The affective traits include a lack of remorse and/or guilt, shallow affect, a...
  • Liberal America: If YOU Want To Commit Suicide...

    12/21/2008 7:07:55 PM PST · by pharmamom · 12 replies · 585+ views
    WhenWeAreQueen ^ | December 21, 2008 | pharmamom
    Do it without dragging the rest of us along with you. The liberals in charge of higher education in this country exercise no judgment when it comes to admitting “foreign” students, just as those we task with controlling immigration show no savor for their duty. Thus, an Egyptian man who once attended the University of South Florida has been found guilty of aiding terrorists through a video he posted on YouTube (where he showed how a radio-controlled car could be used to blow up infidels). From Tampa Bay On-Line: "TAMPA - Defense attorneys for a 27-year-old Egyptian man who pleaded...
  • Liberals clinically mad, concludes top shrink

    12/03/2008 10:40:57 PM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies · 1,831+ views
    wnd ^ | November 12, 2008
    Eminent psychiatrist makes case that leftist thinking is a mental disorder WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder. "Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental...
  • Warning over workplace psychopaths

    06/14/2007 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 12 replies · 696+ views
    TasmaniaMercury ^ | June 14 | Jade Bilowol
    WORKPLACE psychopaths are common in major businesses and are ruining the lives of their colleagues, an expert has warned. And they are often rewarded for their ruthless behaviour because they appear smart and creative but are really manipulative bullies who steal ideas, according to Sydney-based psychotherapist and author John Clarke.
  • Iran’s senior officials to honour suicide bombers in ceremony

    10/17/2005 5:29:07 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 15 replies · 399+ views
    Iran Focus ^ | 10/17/05 | Iran Focus
    Tehran, Iran, Oct. 17 – Volunteers for suicide bombing operations will be honoured during a ceremony attended by senior Iranian government officials later this month, the spokesman for the “Headquarters for Commemoration of Martyrs of Global Islamic Movement” said on Sunday. The gathering which will take place in Tehran on October 30 has been entitled “Men of the Sun”, Mohammad-Ali Samadi announced in an interview with the state-owned Mehr news agency. Samadi said that forms would be provided to attendees to volunteer for suicide operations, adding, “Until now, 40,000 people have signed up for martyrdom-seeking operations and three battalions of...
  • 25 Killed, 100 Wounded in Bali Explosions

    10/01/2005 1:49:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 56 replies · 1,463+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | October 01, 2005 at 13:46:41 PDT | RWAN FIRDAUS ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Terrorists targeted the Indonesian tropical resort of Bali for the second time in three years Saturday with coordinated bombings that devastated seafood and noodle restaurants packed with foreigners, killing at least 25 people and wounding at least 100. The blasts came a month after Indonesia's president warned of possible terrorist attacks. Two Americans were among the wounded. Saturday's near-simultaneous blasts at two seafood cafes on Jimbaran beach and a three-story noodle and steakhouse in downtown Kuta occurred almost three years to the day that bombings blamed on Islamic militants killed 202 people, mostly foreigners in Bali....
  • Explosions heard in Bali, Indonesia

    10/01/2005 5:24:44 AM PDT · by MDspinboyredux · 121 replies · 6,591+ views
    Breaking on Foxnews Weekend. No link yet
  • Bror draebte sin soester (Photo of broad daylight Muslim "honor killing" in Denmark)

    09/27/2005 3:19:25 PM PDT · by dagnabbit · 83 replies · 16,716+ views
    Extra Bladet ^ | September 24, 2005 | Ritzau
    Roligt og metodisk skræver storebroderen over sin lillesøster, mens han skyder det ene projektil efter det andet ind i hende. Hendes ægtemand er ramt af flere skud i maven og kan blot se hjælpeløst til, mens hans kone henrettes af sin egen familie. (rough translation) Calm and methodically big brother stoops over his little sister while shooting one projectile after the other into her. Her spouse, affected by several shots to the abdomen, can only look on helplessly, while his wife is executed by her own family.
  • Murals of Terrorists Replace Flowers on Gush Katif Walls

    09/16/2005 11:31:24 AM PDT · by Alouette · 21 replies · 591+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Sept. 16, 2005
    Hamas flags, paintings of Arab terrorists and praise for “martyrs” who murdered Jews have replaced paintings of flowers covering the walls of public buildings in the former Gush Katif communities. Arabs are trying to erase the memory of Jewish presence in the Gaza region. "We wanted to make what was unacceptable look nice and acceptable," artist Taha Abu Ghali told Reuters News Agency. The most popular pictures splashed on the walls of former community buildings are those of armed terrorists, similar to the inciting pictures and graffiti that cover walls throughout Gaza City and Khan Yunis. One mural painted by...

    08/22/2005 11:47:17 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 54 replies · 2,223+ views
    adnkronos international ^ | Aug-22-05 12:27 | Slb/Aki
    Riyadh - Paper cups made in Israel have caused a storm of protest in a Saudi hospital, the Saudi newspaper Arab News reports. Officials at the King Khaled National Guard Hospital says they are investigating after the catering subcontractors for the coffee shops in the hospital ran out and began using Israeli paper cups with Hebrew writing on them, sparking outrage among the customers. Hospital executive director, Saleh Al-Mazroi, said the matter had been referred to the authorities in Riyadh and action would be taken. The manager and owner of the catering company, Ibrahim Al-Musbah, told Arab News that the...

    08/12/2005 3:25:54 PM PDT · by hang 'em · 595 replies · 10,074+ views
    Who is/was the WORST U.S. PRESIDENT EVER? Carter? Clinton? Make your choice and state your reasons.
  • Baghdad barbers fear religious fanatics

    07/04/2005 12:26:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 485+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | July 4, 2005 | Ammar Karim and Bill Ickes
    BAGHDAD -- Baghdadis headed to the barbershop are going more often to the Shia neighborhood of Sadr City than mixed neighborhoods where they could be shot by Sunni radicals who charge that clean shaven men want to look like US soldiers. "I have customers coming from far away" said Ali Habin, who was happy to see his barbershop packed with customers. "Young men are coming from remote neighborhoods like Shaab and Ur where there have been attacks targeting barbershops." Northwestern Sadr City is solidly Shia and even Sunni insurgents do not dare venture there. All Muslim clerics, including Shia spiritual...
  • Original sinners? - Evidence that psychopaths are born, not made

    05/29/2005 9:56:59 AM PDT · by voletti · 31 replies · 892+ views
    The Economist ^ | 26 may 2005 | The Economist
    RESEARCHERS at the Institute of Psychiatry, in London, are not shy about tackling controversial topics. One of them, Terrie Moffitt, was responsible for studies that showed how different versions of the gene for one of the brain's enzymes resulted in different predispositions to criminal activity. Another, Robert Plomin, found the first plausible candidate for a gene that boosts intelligence. Now, Dr Moffitt and Dr Plomin have been helping two other researchers, Essi Viding and James Blair, with an equally high-profile study—one which asks whether psychopaths are born that way, or are made so by their upbringings. That, of course, is...
  • Newsweek and the rioters - (of all world religions, only Muslims can riot without being criticized!)

    05/16/2005 10:15:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 15 replies · 905+ views
    Newsweek magazine published a scoop last week. Based on an unnamed source, Newsweek informed the world that American interrogators of suspected Islamic terrorists at Guantanamo Bay had flushed pages of the Koran down a toilet. If this were true, the interrogators would be both morally wrong and stupid. The words of the Koran and the pages on which they are written are considered intrinsically holy to Muslims. As it happens, it was not true. Like Dan Rather and CBS News, Newsweek put politics and craving a scoop ahead of truth, not to mention ahead of America's security. As I said...
  • Inside the DU - Postings from election night 2004. <Vanity? - Democrat Underground Highlights>

    11/03/2004 12:39:23 AM PST · by LiberalBassTurds · 19 replies · 257+ views ^ | November 2, 2004 | LiberalBassTurds
    For those who didn't have the pleasure of spending dsome time with the Democrats over at the DU tonight I've posted three comments that you may find interesting. There were tons that I could have selected but these captured the essence of their message boards tonight. The pathology is amazing. Our resident shrinks will probably have a field day with these. :^) I hope the mods don't mind this post. I just thought the "enemy's" comments were very insightful.
  • Deranged hubby rampage

    09/29/2004 5:28:06 AM PDT · by Barney Gumble · 17 replies · 1,252+ views
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 29 Sep 04 | JAMIE PYATT
    THE final words of a terrified wife seconds before she was shot dead by her millionaire husband were revealed at an inquest yesterday. Trembling Julia Pemberton, 47, dialled 999 as she hid from rampaging financier Alan in a storeroom at the family house. He had already blasted their son William, 17, to death and was closing in on Julia as she desperately tried to summon help from an emergency operator. The wife, who had suffered years of abuse from Pemberton, said: “He has killed my son.” She added: “Oh God, I have about one minute before I die. I can...
  • Is your boss a \'snake in a suit\' or just an ordinary psycho?

    08/26/2004 7:22:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 62 replies · 30,279+ views
    AFP ^ | 08/25/04 | N/A
    Is your boss a \'snake in a suit\' or just an ordinary psycho? Wed Aug 25,11:17 AM ET Add Health - AFP to My Yahoo! STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Is your boss a charming, well-educated and polished leader intent on climbing the career ladder? If so, he could be a psychopath, psychologists gathered in Stockholm said. Recent research has shown that not all psychopaths are violent killers -- many of them hold normal jobs, with some rising to the highest levels of executive management. But their charisma and ambition are often mistaken for leadership traits rather than psychopathic ones, industrial-organisation psychologist...
  • Scott Peterson's Mask of Sanity, "The Shining" and Kubricks Psychopaths In Cinema

    08/12/2004 10:30:46 AM PDT · by Helms · 48 replies · 2,641+ views
    Society and Human Nature ^ | 1990 | Gordon Banks
    Kubrick's Psychopaths Society and Human Nature in the Films of Stanley Kubrick © 1990 by Gordon Banks Introduction To the creator of films as well as other forms of literature, the dark side of human nature has often proved more rich and interesting than the bright. Films and books on the lives of saints have not been as popular as murder mysteries and works of horror. While we may have no desire to experience them in our own lives, terrible deeds and evil people exert their perverse attraction on our psyches. We who consider ourselves moral and upright are...
  • Jerry Springer wins "Democrat of the Year" award from Ohio Dem. party.

    05/11/2004 7:10:16 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 28 replies · 1,032+ views
    Cincinnati Enquirer ^ | Monday, May 10, 2004 | Gregory Korte
    Monday, May 10, 2004 Edwards slams abuse at Democrats' dinner By Gregory Korte The Cincinnati Enquirer COLUMBUS - The only way to send a message to the rest of the world that Americans emphatically reject the humiliating abuse of Iraqi prisoners is to elect John F. Kerry as president, Sen. John Edwards told Ohio Democrats at their annual dinner. "All of us - it goes without saying - condemn it. It goes against the values we hold as Americans. Just think about the damage it's doing to our image around the world," Edwards said Saturday night, adding that the prisoner...
  • Don't Throw Away Liberty

    01/02/2004 5:59:30 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 187+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 01-02-04 | Reese, Charley
    Don't Throw Away Liberty Probably one of the most chilling statements ever made by a tyrant was Caligula's warning: "Remember, I can do anything to anybody." Few tyrants have ever had such total power. Even in Caligula's case, he wielded such power for a relatively short time before he was killed. The only tyrants in our time who could have made such a statement were Joe Stalin and his admiring fan, Saddam Hussein. In both cases, they literally could do anything to anybody, provided, of course, they could get their hands on them. Stalin was by far the greater monster,...