This week, Live Science reported on a new study that revealed psychopaths’ brains may be hard-wired to make them devoid of empathy. The study looked at 121 inmates at a medium-security prison in the United States. It divided them into groups of highly, moderately, and weakly psychopathic inmates. (About 23% of inmates are psychopathic compared to 1% of the general population, according to that study.) Researchers then scanned the inmates’ brains, showed them images of somebody getting hurt, and asked them to imagine another human being experiencing that agony. Brain areas tied with empathy — the anterior insula, the anterior … Continue reading 20 Signs That You Are A Psychopath
It was only a week ago that the US government released Eric Harroun, a former soldier who had been fighting with foreign backed al-Qaeda terrorists and the CIA against the Assad government in Syria. This week, former Army sergeant Joseph Hunter and a group of other veterans, one from Germany’s armed forces, were arrested for much the same thing, offering “security services” for Colombian drug cartels. Were worldwide press censorship to ease, the public would learn that America’s drone program is used more for maintaining control of drug production and distribution than terrorism. In fact, according to Russian officials, heroin … Continue reading Narcotics: Business of Western wars
Apple’s new mobile operating system for the iPhone and iPad, iOS 7, is stark and minimal, yet dynamic. It makes frequent use of zoom and slide animations; the home screen boasts parallax, with icons apparently floating above subtly animating wallpaper. And it’s making people sick. Triggers and symptoms vary, but TidePool mobile app developer Jenni Leder’s experience is not uncommon. A self-professed power-user, she frequently switches apps; but on iOS 7, this has caused headaches and feelings associated with motion sickness. “I now have to close my eyes or cover the screen during transitions, which is ridiculous,” she told The … Continue reading Is iOS 7 Making You Sick?
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has made no secret of his dismay that the Obama administration is entering into what look like serious negotiations with Iran over the latter’s nuclear enrichment program. Israeli hawks such as Netanyahu want the US to bomb the Iranian nuclear enrichment facilities in Natanz near Isfahan and in Fordow near Qom. Sometimes they threaten to carry out the bombing raid themselves if the US won’t act. They regularly issue dire prediction that Iran will have a nuclear weapon in six months (Netanyahu has been making such predictions since the early 1990s). But former Israeli defense … Continue reading Why Israel’s Plan to Bomb Iran is more Dangerous to Israel than Obama-Rouhani Diplomacy
New unpublished data reveals a slight rise in birth defects in post-nuclear-meltdown Japan. Jake Adelstein and Nathalie Stucky report on this exclusive data—and what Japan needs to do next to understand the health impact. The Daily Beast recently obtained unpublished data on birth defects in Japan, which showed a small increase in prevalence rates for 2011—the year there was a triple nuclear meltdown in Fukushima Prefecture. The prevalence rate—the frequency of malformations among childbirths, such as holes in the heart (atrial septal defect)—was 2.43 percent, a number that is still below what is considered a normal figure among radiation experts. … Continue reading The Fukushima Generation: New Data on Birth Defects in Post-Meltdown Japan
“Henceforth no Jew, no matter under what name, will be allowed to remain here without my written permission. I know of no other troublesome plague within the state than this race, which impoverished the people by their fraud, usury and money-lending and commits all deeds which an honorable man despises. Subsequently they have to be removed and excluded from here as much as possible.” Queen Maria Theresa 40 year reign / Sovereign of Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Bohemia, Mantua, Milan, Lodomeria and Galicia, the Austrian Netherlands and Parma Nothing has changed in 230 years! THE FEDERAL RESERVE Chairman of the Federal … Continue reading 1777: QUEEN MARIA THERESA vs JEWISH BANKSTERS
This system is tearing our once-great society to shreds. There are more than five ways, of course. There are numerous product ripoffs, as described in a recent article by Lynn Stuart Parramore, who identified textbooks and bottled water and print cartridges as a few of the ways Americans are duped into paying a lot more than reason and regulation would dictate. And there are many industry-specific ripoffs, most notably in health care. We have the most expensive health care system in the world, and yet we’re falling behind other developed countries in numerous health measures. Here are five more industry-specific … Continue reading 5 Industries That Are Mercilessly Robbing the American People