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  • Psychopaths drink their coffee black, study finds

    06/22/2017 6:58:12 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 82 replies
    If you like your coffee black, you may be someone who prefers strong flavours, takes good care of their health, or just wants to drink their coffee the way it’s supposed to be drunk. Or, you may be a psychopath.
  • Former Calgarian John Ridsdel beheaded by captors in Philippines, officials confirm

    04/25/2016 12:35:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    calgaryherald.com ^ | 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 Match.com 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
    www.KerryLutz.com ^ | 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
    LifeSitenews.com ^ | Wed., Aug. 31, 2011 | Dr. Michael L. Brown
    August 31, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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 (LifeSiteNews.com) - 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
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 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