“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presente…

“Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief.”
― Frantz Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks

#Politicians equal corruption

#Politicians equal corruptionDem State Senator Who Authored Gun Control Legislation Arrested for Conspiring to Traffic Firearmswww.theblaze.comA California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for …

#Politicians equal corruption

#Politicians equal corruptionDem State Senator Who Authored Gun Control Legislation Arrested for Conspiring to Traffic Firearmswww.theblaze.comA California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for …

"Humans seem to have evolved one way of enforcing order onto potentially chaotic…

“Humans seem to have evolved one way of enforcing order onto potentially chaotic social arrangements. This is known as “altruistic punishment”, a term used by Ernst Fehr and Simon Gachter in a landmark paper published in 2002…As an example, imagine I’m at a football match and I see someone climb in without buying a ticket. I could sit and enjoy the game (at no cost to myself), or I could try to find security to have the guy thrown out (at the cost of missing some of the game). That would be altruistic punishment.”


The psychology of why cyclists enrage car drivers
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It’s not simply because they are annoying, argues Tom Stafford, it’s because they trigger a deep-seated rage within us by breaking the moral order of the road.

"Humans seem to have evolved one way of enforcing order onto potentially chaotic…

“Humans seem to have evolved one way of enforcing order onto potentially chaotic social arrangements. This is known as “altruistic punishment”, a term used by Ernst Fehr and Simon Gachter in a landmark paper published in 2002…As an example, imagine I’m at a football match and I see someone climb in without buying a ticket. I could sit and enjoy the game (at no cost to myself), or I could try to find security to have the guy thrown out (at the cost of missing some of the game). That would be altruistic punishment.”


The psychology of why cyclists enrage car drivers
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It’s not simply because they are annoying, argues Tom Stafford, it’s because they trigger a deep-seated rage within us by breaking the moral order of the road.

"The idea is first and foremost that we're going to take away these blighted pro…

“The idea is first and foremost that we’re going to take away these blighted properties that are vacant, that are dangerous and that are often surrounded by a lot of mischief. A vacant property is better than a vacant building.”


Treasury Dept. to help demolish Illinois’ vacant, blighted homes
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The Treasury Department will allow Illinois to use up to $30 million of federal hardest-hit funds to demolish vacant, blighted properties in communities most affected by the foreclosure crisis.

"The idea is first and foremost that we're going to take away these blighted pro…

“The idea is first and foremost that we’re going to take away these blighted properties that are vacant, that are dangerous and that are often surrounded by a lot of mischief. A vacant property is better than a vacant building.”


Treasury Dept. to help demolish Illinois’ vacant, blighted homes
www.chicagotribune.com
The Treasury Department will allow Illinois to use up to $30 million of federal hardest-hit funds to demolish vacant, blighted properties in communities most affected by the foreclosure crisis.

"It seems that the reported theft of the money in Osteen’s church last week open…

“It seems that the reported theft of the money in Osteen’s church last week opened a new can of worms. It’s the church’s astronomical donations that should really be the headlines here.”


Joel Osteen’s church theft opens can of worms: Jaws drop as folks do the math
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Joel Osteen recently reported the theft of $600,000 from the safe in his church, but the theft wasn’t the only information of interest revealed. After finding o