You’re Probably Being Judged By Your Laugh

Quinn Myers But can you do anything about it? Whether we mean to or not, we’re all constantly judging each other, on everything from our handshakes to our gym clothes. Even our laugh — something we think of as involuntary — isn’t safe from this constant unconscious scrutiny, implying a range of potentially negative traits across both class and gender. We’ve all nudged a friend in a restaurant or movie theater on hearing a terrible or inappropriate laugh: Maybe it’s a guy with a shrill, emasculating giggle, or a woman with the husky, booming laugh of a Wild West bordello madame. Perhaps a person’s laugh … Continue reading You’re Probably Being Judged By Your Laugh

DARPA Using Warfare Technology on Civilians for Mass Mind Control

by Paul A. Philips, Guest, Waking Times Never mind the bombs and bullets or other conventional weaponry, consider the use of hi-tech stealth weapons. Not just for use in warfare, but for other nefarious purposes. A number of whistleblowers have come out of the woodwork to let us know that governmental agencies such as DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) are using some of these hi-tech stealth weapons on unsuspecting civilians for mass mind control. Through his research, such as that based on the startling revealing information he obtained from whistleblowers, author Dr Nick Begich explains the nature of the operations and … Continue reading DARPA Using Warfare Technology on Civilians for Mass Mind Control

The new authoritarians

image edited by Web Investigator Last century’s dictators wanted to reinvent their subjects as ‘new men’. This century’s strongmen just don’t care. Why? Holly Caseis associate professor of history at Cornell University and the author of Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea during the Second World War(2009). We might take the demonstrative demise of strongmen such as Nicolae Ceaușescu in Romania, Saddam Hussein in Iraq, and – more recently and unobtrusively – Fidel Castro in Cuba to indicate that the day of the dictator has largely passed. Alas, authoritarianism is staging a comeback. Yet it is clear to … Continue reading The new authoritarians