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  • The Jobs With The Most Psychopaths

    01/09/2013 9:50:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    AOL Jobs ^ | January 2, 2013 | Dan Fastenberg
    Have you ever experienced the feeling at work that everyone around you is unstable? That you're the only level-headed worker in a workplace populated by colleagues whose fits and outbursts are unpredictable, or even psychopathic? The experience might be common to many workers, but according to a recent book, The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success, certain fields are more likely to attract actual psychopaths than others. The book by Oxford psychologist Kevin Dutton argues that "a number of psychopathic attributes [are] actually more common in business leaders than in so-called disturbed...
  • Lockerbie Bomber Dies in Libya (May he Rot in Hell)

    05/20/2012 6:11:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2012
    TRIPOLI, Libya – The former Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has died in Libya, his brother told AFP on Sunday. "He died an hour ago," Abdelhakim al-Megrahi said, putting the time of death at shortly after 1:00pm local time. The UK Foreign Office could not confirm the report Sunday, however it said it was "seeking further information." Megrahi, 60, was convicted in a Scottish court in 2001 for his role in the December 1998 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Most of those killed in the bombing of the Boeing 747...
  • Swift-Boat Vet Slams Gingrich

    01/03/2012 10:42:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    National Review ^ | January 3, 2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Incensed by the negative ads that have spoiled his campaign, Newt Gingrich recently complained he’d been “Romneyboated,” an allusion to the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, whose ads helped derail Sen. John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004. John O’Neill, the swift-boat captain who led the anti-Kerry movement, is none too pleased with the comparison. “To me, it reflects Gingrich’s very cynical hypocrisy, which he shares with Kerry,” O’Neill tells National Review Online. That hypocrisy “is the reason why he can appear with [Nancy] Pelosi in climate-change ads and why he can take money from Freddie Mac: If you’re part...
  • Wacky jihad therapy failed to 'cure' plane-bomb plotter

    01/02/2010 6:50:33 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 474+ views ^ | Jan. 2, 2010 | CHUCK BENNETT
    A cushy Saudi Arabian "rehab" center where terrorists are encouraged to express themselves through crayon drawings, water sports and video games is under scrutiny after one of its graduates re-emerged as a leader in the al Qaeda branch claiming responsibility for trying to blow up an airliner on Christmas. Said Ali al Shihri -- a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who now heads the terror group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- obviously didn't get to the bottom of his America-hating issues while undergoing the controversial rehab for jihadists. Inmates like Shihri are supposed to while away the days playing...
  • Arianna Huffington Gives Michelle Obama “A Ten”

    04/05/2009 4:45:38 PM PDT · by melt · 64 replies · 3,050+ views ^ | 4/3/09 | Michelle Levi
    Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, told Bob Schieffer on’s “Washington Unplugged” that she thinks highly of First Lady Michelle Obama’s decisions to move her mother to the White House, create a vegetable garden and develop an “approachable” personal style. “This is fantastic, an unqualified yes, there is nothing to complain about,” Huffington said. “Even if you don’t terribly like that particular outfit,” she said of Mrs. Obama’s fashion sense, “you know it is what she loves and what she looks good in.” As for the first lady’s protocol-breeching personal contact with the Queen in London, Huffington had...
  • Osama's Former Driver Claims He Was Groped by Female Gitmo Guard

    07/16/2008 3:38:43 AM PDT · by Coffee200am · 52 replies · 83+ views
    Web India 123 ^ | 07.18.2005 | ANI
    A former drive of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has claimed that he was sexually humiliated and groped by a touchy-feely female interrogator at the Guantanamo Bay prison. According to the New York Post, a lawyer representing Salim Ahmed Hamdan, said the woman put her hand on his thigh and behaved in an "improper" way that made him uncomfortable as a Muslim. "She came very close with her whole body toward me," he testified through an interpreter. "I couldn't do anything." Hamdan, a 37-year-old Yemeni, became visibly disturbed when his lawyer asked him about the female interrogator. He refused...
  • American Idol 2008--Live Thread

    01/14/2008 5:52:03 AM PST · by silent_jonny · 11,092 replies · 41,842+ views
  • Meet the Earliest Baby Girl ever Discovered!

    09/21/2006 7:05:18 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 197 replies · 3,472+ views
    Max Planck Society ^ | 12 September 2006 | Staff (press release)
    3.3 million years ago, a three year old girl died in present day Ethiopia, in an area called Dikika. Though a baby, she provides researchers with a unique account of our past, as would a grandmother. Her completeness, antiquity, and age at death combine make this find unprecedented in the history of paleoanthropology and open many new research avenues to investigate into the infancy of early human ancestors. The extraordinary discovery reported this week in the scientific journal Nature, was found in north-eastern Ethiopia, by a paleoanthropological research team led by Dr. Zeresenay Alemseged of the Max Planck Institute in...
  • How English is taught in Texas likely to change

    07/05/2006 8:34:28 AM PDT · by Clara Lou · 37 replies · 1,175+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/04/06 | Janet Elliott
    Education board may take conservative turn on reading, writing standard AUSTIN - The State Board of Education, an elected body with a history of fierce ideological debates about textbook content, now wants to put its stamp on the curriculum that guides the instruction of 4.4 million Texas schoolchildren. At its meeting Thursday, the 15-member board is expected to scrap a curriculum revision process dominated by teachers and the Texas Education Agency and discuss a new timetable for revising the English reading and writing standards. Many on the board want to replace a student-centered curriculum that calls on students to use...
  • Peace just a breath away, says Sharon Stone

    03/20/2006 9:12:47 AM PST · by Millee · 38 replies · 530+ views
    AFP ^ | 3/20/06 | Staff
    A peaceful co-existence between the peoples of the Middle East is but a breath away, Hollywood star Sharon Stone said after a highly publicized visit to Israel. "It feels to me that we have an opportunity ... to choose understanding in a new way," she told a press conference in Paris when asked about her trip. "And it really is just a breath. It's just an agreement that's just a breath. We are not far apart. We can choose to have this alternative kind of growth that is a collective nuance of understanding. "We are just that breath away from...
  • Does shame have a future?

    09/14/2004 10:39:18 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 16 replies · 619+ views
    The New Criterion ^ | 14 Sep 2004 | by Roger Kimball
    No society can do without intolerance, indignation, and disgust. —Patrick Devlin, The Enforcement of Morals [A] liberal society has particular reasons to inhibit shame and protect its citizens from shaming. —Martha C. Nussbaum, Hiding from Humanity I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. —Genesis, 3:10 In Masaccio’s great fresco depicting the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden (ca. 1426), the Angel of the Lord hovers, sword in hand, above and behind the First Couple. Adam strides forward, naked, his face buried in his hands....
  • DFU SONG: Beauty and the Beast (Kerry and Edwards love fest...which one is the *****)

    07/09/2004 4:16:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies · 559+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 7-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST They both have cute hair...we are all aware They look longingly...true love's what we see They are quite a pair They have found their niche...this is really rich As they're rubbing thighs...questions will arise Which one is the ***** ?(fill in a rhyming word of your choice for "rich") They're the party's they shave their chest? Little girls shout ---- "Ewwwww, they creep me out" What a weird love fest Magic when they is too, too much Barney Frank is glum...he cannot get some When they date, it's Dutch They have...
  • DFU SONG: In My Room (geez, Kerry and Edwards, get a room already)

    07/08/2004 9:31:03 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies · 1,421+ views
    DFU SONGS | 7-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - IN MY ROOM When we see Johns touch each other, we are so creeped out Get a room...get a room When we see their loving gazes, there can be no doubt Get a room...get a room They both have hair that's nicer than Princess Diana In their pockets that had better be a banana On the stage will they be kissing like Tipper and Al Get a room...get a room...get a room...get a room...get a room...etc etc
  • Lott-o-Mania! Leadership Sources Say Apologies Won't Stop Senate Caucus Vote

    12/16/2002 3:32:46 AM PST · by ewing · 68 replies · 253+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | December 16, 2002 | The Washington Prowler
    Over the weekend, it was determined by Senate Republicans that the best way to approach a Lott removal was by calling for a new round of elections for leadership positions. Lott had made a point of calling for early caucus elections after the November general elections, in part to avoid a challenge from the likes of Don Nickels and Mitch McConnell. 'Lott is trying to avoid a caucus meeting a caucus vote at all costs,' says a senior leadership staffer.'He knows that if the caucus gets together, all that is required is a motion and several seconds from the floor...
  • Sniper Suspect Signals Trouble

    11/03/2002 12:14:06 PM PST · by EggsAckley · 53 replies · 492+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11-3-02 | Don Singleton
    Sniper Suspect Signals Trouble By DON SINGLETON DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Sniper suspect Lee Malvo has reportedly opened a strange line of communication with detectives trying to understand his relationship with co-defendant John Muhammad. While Malvo, 17, has steadfastly refused to speak to investigators probing the shootings, he has been responding nonverbally, according to U.S. News & World Report. Separately, a source in the Caribbean told investigators there that Muhammad suggested kidnapping the prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda for ransom. There was no indication he acted on the alleged threat, made nearly two years ago, authorities said. In interrogations,...