Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram demonstrated that people are disturbingly willing to inflict pain on others when instructed by an authority figure. In his classic research conducted in the wake of Nazi war crime trials, 65% of participants were willing to deliver 450 volts of electric shock to innocent victims who were obviously screaming in pain and objecting to the whole experiment. The participants were told that the shock there were delivering was beyond dangerous, but "ominous."
19 People Who Are Having A Way Worse Day Than You: Having a bad day? Trust me, it's going to be OK...
7 billion people
this generation seems to be able to leverage its size into favourable policy. Governments slashed tax rates in the 1980s to revitalise lagging economies, just as boomers approached their prime earning years. The average federal tax rate for a median American household, including income and payroll taxes, dropped from more than 18% in 1981 to just over 11% in 2011. Yet sensible tax reforms left less revenue for the generous benefits boomers have continued to vote themselves, such as a prescription-drug benefit paired with inadequate premiums. Deficits exploded. Erick Eschker, an economist at Humboldt State University, reckons that each American born in 1945 can expect nearly $2.2m in lifetime net transfers from the state—more than any previous cohort.
Experts have warned older drivers will make up an "increasing population of the road toll in the future", and have handed the Government 26 recommendations to prepare for a tsunami of ageing motorists.
Older drivers are back in the spotlight after a 76-year-old woman killed Kerryn Blucher, 33, and her unborn child at the Redland Spring Festival last month.
Thatcher Terminator for a thread.
Just something I threw together for a thread
The protests against Japan didn't get us our islands back, but they made one thing clear: The people are puppets of the Chinese Communist Party.
BY QI GE
The city's Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on large sugar-sweetened drinks at its monthly meeting Thursday morning. Nine members voted for it, and one abstained. The limits will not apply to drinks sold in grocery stores, diet sodas, drinks that are more than 70-percent fruit juice, or that contain alcohol.
The Batman-murder psy-op is expanding.
It aims to blow up one horrible crime into a vicious general lie.
Now we’re told that a U of Colorado “threat assessment team” was aware of “problems with James Holmes” in June, a month before he committed murder and mayhem in the Aurora theater.
VM Screen of Linux for Niggers. Literally just a slideshow of Tupac, Little Wayne, Grape Drank, Fried Chicken, and Kool-Aid
The number of people seeking to buy guns in Colorado has soared since last week's mass shooting in the US state's town of Aurora, say law officials.
Counting the world's couch potatoes
A lack of exercise, contributing to diseases such as diabetes and cancer, is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, a study suggests,
The program that helps feed 46 million people at a cost of near $80 billion a year was the dominant issue as committee members tried to advance one of the larger and more expensive bills that Congress is taking up this year. Democrats insisted that any cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would result in people going hungry. Republicans said they were merely trying to bring efficiency to a program to ensure that anyone who is qualified for food benefits will receive them.
Anyways, the advert is that of a BA plane taxing through the streets of London for the Olympics. The plane traverses the streets etc. and then comes to a halt right at the athlete tunnel entrance to the field of the Olympic stadium (with the nice big illuminate pyramid lights in view). Then the following words appear on screen in big bold letters…
DON’T FLY. SUPPORT TEAM GB
(Just posting so if something does happen during the Olympics... which I suspect something will)
What it says
Mark Zuckerberg is losing even more friends. Another group of disgruntled Facebook investors has reportedly sued the the social media guru, saying he made out like a bandit over the site’s botched IPO.
New York leads 22 states calling on US supreme court to back down over corporate spending on political campaigns
Taking a loan out like steve buscemi in Armageddon is a no no then...
Police say she has stolen $57,000 worth of iPads.
“For her to be successful in this number of thefts, she has discovered a way to beat the system," the police spokesman said.