Monday, March 3, 2008

Free Energy Suppression

Free Energy Suppression

The Man with Beautiful Eyes

Charles Bukowski: The Man with Beautiful Eyes

You take it in and in and in

Terence McKenna - You take it in and in and in

More of a fan vid for Shpongle's A new way to say Hooray.

How Good People Turn Evil, From Stanford to Abu Ghraib

Psychologist Philip Zimbardo has seen good people turn evil, and he thinks he knows why.
Zimbardo will speak Thursday afternoon at the TED conference, where he plans to illustrate his points by showing a three-minute video, obtained by, that features many previously unseen photographs from the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. (don't recommend watching it)

Here's an excerpt from the article:
Wired: Your work suggests that we all have the capacity for evil, and that it's simply environmental influences that tip the balance from good to bad. Doesn't that absolve people from taking responsibility for their choices?

Philip Zimbardo: No. People are always personally accountable for their behavior. If they kill, they are accountable. However, what I'm saying is that if the killing can be shown to be a product of the influence of a powerful situation within a powerful system, then it's as if they are experiencing diminished capacity and have lost their free will or their full reasoning capacity.

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The most spied upon people in Europe

Germany's highest court has ruled that spying on personal computers violates privacy, but governments across Europe are under pressure to help 'their security services' fight terrorism and organised crime.

Funny how you can twist reality: if governments are under pressure to stop terrorism and organized crime, why don't they just stop doing it themselves?!

Here, BBC reporters give a snapshot of the extent of surveillance across Europe.

The Secret Origins of Scientology

Some of this stuff has been floating around the Internet over the past few days, but Cabinet of Wonders ties it all together:
The English-language term “Scientology” originated neither with Hubbard nor Nordenholz, but with philologist Allen Upward, who coined the term in 1907 to ridicule pseudoscientific theories.

Possibly more interestingly, is the history of the E-Meter . It was invented by chiropractor and sci-fi author Volney Mathison, based on his study of lie detectors. Mark Pilkington looked at this aspect in an article he wrote for the Guardian.

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1 in 100 U.S. Adults Behind Bars, New Study Says

The 'land of the free', where more than 1% is incarcerated!

For the first time in the nation’s history, more than one in 100 American adults is behind bars, according to a new report.

Nationwide, the prison population grew by 25,000 last year, bringing it to almost 1.6 million. Another 723,000 people are in local jails. The number of American adults is about 230 million, meaning that one in every 99.1 adults is behind bars.

New George Carlin: It's Bad for Ya

One of America's first and funniest counterculture comics rips into society's sacred taboos and institutions in a new, uncensored evening of stand-up comedy. Carlin's 14th original solo HBO stand-up special delivers dead-on, laugh-out-loud insights on such issues as: the advantages of being old, child worship and the failure of the so-called "self-esteem" movement — In other words, our abnormal preoccupation with BS.

It's Bad for Ya

part 1 (rest is here)

(see more Carlin vids on