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  • Antisocial personality traits predict utilitarian responses to moral dilemmas

    10/01/2011 1:04:23 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 32 replies
    dicalxpress.com ^ | September 30, 2011 | no byline
    A study conducted by Daniel Bartels, Columbia Business School, Marketing, and David Pizarro, Cornell University, Psychology found that people who endorse actions consistent with an ethic of utilitarianism—the view that what is the morally right thing to do is whatever produces the best overall consequences—tend to possess psychopathic and Machiavellian personality traits. n the study, Bartels and Pizarro gave participants a set of moral dilemmas widely used by behavioral scientists who study morality, like the following: "A runaway trolley is about to run over and kill five people, and you are standing on a footbridge next to a large stranger;...
  • China ready for next space leap

    09/28/2011 5:36:20 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 September 2011 | Jonathan Amos
    China is taking a stepped approach to the development of its human spaceflight programme China is about to launch its first space laboratory, Tiangong-1. The 10.5m-long, cylindrical module will be unmanned for the time being, but the country's astronauts, or yuhangyuans, are expected to visit it next year. Tiangong-1 will demonstrate the critical technologies needed by China to build a fully fledged space station - something it has promised to do at the end of the decade. The space lab is set to ride to orbit atop a Long March 2F rocket. State media say the lift-off from the Jiuquan...
  • SAT Cheating Ring Busted, Seven Students Arrested

    09/27/2011 7:07:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09.27.11
    An alleged SAT cheating ring has been busted in Long Island, N.Y., resulting in the arrest of seven students. At least six high school students allegedly paid 19-year-old college student Sam Eshaghoff thousands of dollars to take the test for them, prosecutors said. Over the past year, six students from Great Neck North High School in Mineola paid Eshaghoff between $1,500 and $2,500 to take the test on their behalf, according to Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.
  • 'A social pariah': How lonely Monica Lewinsky has failed to find happiness...

    09/07/2011 12:30:32 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/07/11 | Mike O'Brien
    The source claims Monica has more or less given up on finding love. 'Monica still feels like she's the punchline to a dirty joke,' the source said. 'The publicity over her affair with Clinton ruined her chances of ever finding a decent guy. In June she made a rare outing with a small dinner party at Lucy's El Adobe Cafe in Hollywood.
  • Stop the Fiscal War Against Our Children Now

    08/07/2011 6:15:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies
    Bloomberg | 2011-06-29 | Laurence Kotlikoff
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  • Croatia celebrates, Serbs mourn on anniversary of operation “Storm”

    08/04/2011 3:14:43 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    ADN Kronos ^ | August 4, 2011 | AKI
    Zagreb/Belgrade 4 Aug. (AKI) - Croatia on Thursday celebrated the 16th anniversary of military operation “Storm” which crushed a Serb rebellion and sparked exodus of some 200,000 Serbs, while Serbia commemorated victims of what it calls the worst ethnic cleansing in Europe after World War Two. Croatian Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor said operation “Storm” was a “brilliant military action” and a great victory which re-united the country. “The Day of Victory we celebrate in peace and freedom, taking our place in the European family of states and nations,” Kosor said. Serbiaian president Boris Tadic said the anniversary was a date...
  • Victims of Operation Storm remembered

    08/04/2011 3:30:48 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    Beta, Tanjug ^ | August 4, 2011 | B92
    BELGRADE -- Today marks the 16th anniversary since the beginning of Croatian army and police Operation Storm that led to the exodus of more than 200,000 Serbs from Croatia. Tadic and Krkobabic in attendance (Beta) Serbian Orthodox Church (SPC) Patriarch Irinej held a memorial service at St. Mark’s Church in downtown Belgrade for the victims of the 1995 military operation aimed against Serb areas of Croatia. The memorial service was attended by Serbian President Boris Tadic, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of refugee issues Jovan Krkobabic, and by other government officials. Representatives of more than 100 refugee and home clubs...
  • As Criminal Laws Proliferate, More Are Ensnared

    07/23/2011 9:13:16 AM PDT · by DManA · 62 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 23, 2011 | GARY FIELDS and JOHN R. EMSHWILLER
    As federal criminal statutes have ballooned, it has become increasingly easy for Americans to end up on the wrong side of the law. Many of the new federal laws also set a lower bar for conviction than in the past: Prosecutors don't necessarily need to show that the defendant had criminal intent.
  • Arkansas town attacking citizen’s First Amendment rights

    07/17/2011 10:38:58 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 16 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | The Right Scoop
    This story sounds like something you would hear out of China, not the United States. In Gould, Arkansas the city council is planning to pass an ordinance that forbids any group from forming or gathering that will discuss city matters without first getting city council approval – a clear violation of the First Amendment. They mayor is dead set against it but it appears from the video that they can override him: VIDEO This is tyranny on steroids. I can’t imagine this will stand up in court but it appears that the city council wants to test that theory. Just...
  • Are Americans Getting Comfortable With Immorality?

    05/28/2011 12:28:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/28/2011 | Stephanie Samuel
    While the majority of Americans believe that the country’s morality is poor and lacking, the gap between those looking for the moral high ground and those who believe we are already morally good is closing. A Thursday Gallup poll shows the number of Americans who believe the overall state of moral values in the U.S. is poor has dropped seven percentage points to 38 percent. Meanwhile, the number of those who believe the country's morality is excellent or good has risen eight percentage points to 23 percent. Fewer Americans also believe the country's moral values are getting worse. Sixty-nine percent,...
  • Bin Laden Given Religious Funeral Prior to Sea Burial

    05/02/2011 9:43:43 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 341 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 5/2/2011
    DEVELOPING: Usama bin Laden was given a religious funeral prior to his burial at sea, senior military officials told Fox News. Religious rites were conducted on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier at about 1:10 a.m. Monday in the Persian Gulf. In accordance with Islamic practice, bin Laden was washed and wrapped in a white sheet before buried at sea at 2 p.m. local time, senior U.S. military and intelligence officials said.
  • An Outlook of Radical Islamism in Bosnia

    04/28/2011 2:50:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Pakistan Christian Post. ^ | April 28 2011 | Ioannis Michaletos
    Radical Islam is growing in Bosnia Information available to experts on international terrorism indicate that Bosnia Herzegovina is presently one of the epicenters of extremist Islamic circles in Europe, as it represents a hub for potential Islamic terrorists: the so called 'white' or 'European' Al-Qaeda . Money from Islamic countries that is laundered through 'humanitarian' organizations finances the religious education of at least 100,000 young Bosnian Muslims. In addition to such education, which follows the interpretations of Wahhabi Islam, there is another type of 'training' in various officially registered camps throughout the B-H Federation. There, the young and carefully selected...
  • Livermore joggers warned of pantsing attacks

    04/27/2011 12:30:22 PM PDT · by SmithL · 19 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/27/11 | Bay City News Service
    Livermore police warn female joggers or walkers to be aware of a man who approaches women and pulls down their pants. There have been six reports of a man with dark hair who approaches female joggers from behind on Patterson Pass Road and Holmes Street and pulls down their pants before running away, police said. The suspicious activity has happened at an inconsistent frequency on various days of the week and at different times, police said. In most cases, the women have been listening to digital music players and do not anticipate . . .
  • State Dept adding intrusive, semi-impossible questinnaire for US passport applications

    04/25/2011 3:25:23 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 59 replies
    boingboing.net ^ | April 25, 2011 | Cory Doctorow
    Olga sez, "The U.S. Dept of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for passport applicants: proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history, personal details of siblings; mother's addresses prior to your birth; any "religious ceremony" around time of birth, circumstances of birth including names (as well as addresses/phone numbers) of persons present, & more. Failure to answer can mean denial of passport, & govt reserves right to use this info for 'routine uses.'" Update: Commenters note that this form is specifically intended in lieu of a birth certificate with a passport application; but...
  • Press, Thy Name is IMMORAL and IMMORALITY

    04/25/2011 6:26:43 AM PDT · by sr4402 · 14 replies
    Vanity | April 25 | Self
    Press, Thy name is Immoral and Immorality. Lady Gaga says to Good Friday "Jesus is my Virtue, Judas is my demon" in her "Born this Way" album and the press has no clue why this is a problem. They hail it as "cutting edge" and "Brilliant" but they don't see the rampant immorality behind it or hail the immorality with the highest praise. The Lord Jesus Christ said to the woman, caught in Adultery' "Go and sin no more" and was truth and grace personified. Because He led a perfect sinless life, He was able to go to the Cross...
  • Watching Porn At NYC Libraries Is OK, Officials Say

    04/25/2011 6:13:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    Watching Porn At NYC Libraries Is OK, Officials Say April 25, 2011 8:44 AM NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The latest red-light district in New York City might be found in an unlikely place: your local library. According to a published report, library officials can’t stop patrons from watching porn online on public computers. The New York Post reports that at the Brooklyn Public Library, “customers can watch whatever they want on the computer,” according to spokeswoman Malika Granville. That includes hardcore porn. Library officials offer extensions that can be used to obscure the view of a user’s monitor. They are...
  • I-Team: NASA-Nearly $500,000 of items reported lost, stolen (enemy within)

    04/20/2011 7:17:09 AM PDT · by restornu · 20 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | April 20, 2011 | By: Michael George
    I-Team: NASA losing large amounts of high-tech equipment Nearly $500,000 of items reported lost, stolen...CLICK FOR VIDEO ACCESS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - In June, NASA’s space shuttle program will take its last flight. The Action News I-Team has uncovered some problems NASA is facing on the ground. NASA reports obtained by the I-Team show $479,108 dollars worth of high-tech equipment simply vanished at Kennedy Space Center in 2010. I-Team reporter Michael George showed the employee lost property reports to Suzanne Pedone of Inventory Management Solutions. Companies hire IMS to keep track of their inventory and prevent items from falling through...
  • American Idol Contestant Brutally Beaten By Gang Of Girls

    04/16/2011 5:49:56 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 72 replies
    PIX 11 ^ | 15 April 2011 | Mary Murphy
    BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, N.Y. (PIX11)— Administrators at Brooklyn Academy High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant canceled Friday's talent show in the wake of a all-girl gang assault on one of the student contestants, PIX 11 has learned. According to authorities, 17-year-old Shacara McLaurin was brutally attacked by at least five other students on April 1st, one of them hitting her in the face with a padlock wrapped in a sock. "Yo, b--ch, I got a lock," one of the teen suspects allegedly shouted, as she pummeled McLaurin with the weapon. "I wasn't able to open my jaw. I wasn't able to talk. I...
  • Kosovo's Mafia: How the US and allies ignore allegations of organized crime at the highest levels

    03/29/2011 2:43:47 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 20 replies
    Global Post ^ | 3/27/11 | Matt McAllester
    A 3 part investigation by the Global Post into Kosovo's endemic corruption and what the US, NATO and Western governments knew before we went in, after we went in, and even before we supported Kosovo "independence". Kosovo's Mafia: Assassinations and intimidation (CIA inspired), Part 2 Kosovo's Mafia: A hotbed of human trafficking (sex slaving), Part 3
  • China 'to overtake US on science' in two years

    03/29/2011 7:01:32 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | March 28th 2011 | David Shukman
    China is on course to overtake the US in scientific output possibly as soon as 2013 - far earlier than expected. That is the conclusion of a major new study by the Royal Society, the UK's national science academy. The country that invented the compass, gunpowder, paper and printing is set for a globally important comeback. An analysis of published research - one of the key measures of scientific effort - reveals an "especially striking" rise by Chinese science. The study, Knowledge, Networks and Nations, charts the challenge to the traditional dominance of the United States, Europe and Japan. The...