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March 29th, 2010, 9:43 pm

LOL! Who's going to take care of all these poor homeless demons? Will the godless Left welcome them into their homes? I think not!Perhaps we need PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Apparitions) to picket exorcist's offices and lobby the government for money.
 
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March 29th, 2010, 9:53 pm

A suggestion, if I may, for this thread's title:Special Topics by outrunthis will synch up nicely with my Special Topics for ppauper and Special Topics for farmer.And it will have a distinct brand.I will make a content contribution shortly.
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March 29th, 2010, 10:04 pm

The Men Who Stare at GoatsAn interesting film. Sort of like exorcism with combat boots on."In 1979 a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US Army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror. 'The men who stare at goats' reveals extraordinary - and very nutty - national secrets at the core of George W Bush's War on Terror." ...
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March 29th, 2010, 11:40 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunI couldn't find a topic for these:Don't you hate is when your neighbor keeps doing exorsisms...here's is a video Is this a new name for orgies with loads of folks?
 
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March 30th, 2010, 5:10 pm

This is good news:Magnets can modify our morality"Scientists have shown they can change people's moral judgements by disrupting a specific area of the brain with magnetic pulses. They identified a region of the brain just above and behind the right ear which appears to control morality. And by using magnetic pulses to block cell activity they impaired volunteers' notion of right and wrong. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology study appears in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences....The key area of the brain is a knot of nerve cells known as the right temporo-parietal junction (RTPJ)....The MIT team pinpointed the region in volunteers using a sophisticated functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scan. They then targeted the area using a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to create weak electric currents that temporarily stop brain cells working normally. In one test, volunteers were exposed to TMS for 25 minutes before reading stories involving morally questionable characters, and being asked to judge their actions. In a second experiment, volunteers were subjected to a much shorter 500 millisecond TMS burst while being asked to make a moral judgement. In both cases, the researchers found that when the RTPJ was disrupted volunteers were more likely to judge actions solely on the basis of whether they caused harm - not whether they were morally wrong in themselves. Morally dubious acts with a "happy" ending were often deemed acceptable."I am sure many of you will be delighted to hear that!
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March 30th, 2010, 5:14 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstar"Scientists have shown they can change people's moral judgements by disrupting a specific area of the brain with magnetic pulses. They identified a region of the brain just above and behind the right ear which appears to control morality. And by using magnetic pulses to block cell activity they impaired volunteers' notion of right and wrong.Completely theoretical question, what would happen if you sat 15 hours within three feet of a 220-volt inverter and a high-speed 75-amp rectifier battery charger?
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March 30th, 2010, 5:23 pm

It might be time for an exorcism!
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March 30th, 2010, 5:28 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: farmerQuoteOriginally posted by: trackstar"Scientists have shown they can change people's moral judgements by disrupting a specific area of the brain with magnetic pulses. They identified a region of the brain just above and behind the right ear which appears to control morality. And by using magnetic pulses to block cell activity they impaired volunteers' notion of right and wrong.Completely theoretical question, what would happen if you sat 15 hours within three feet of a 220-volt inverter and a high-speed 75-amp rectifier battery charger?You'd start talking crazy about strippers and looking for free medical care.
 
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March 30th, 2010, 5:38 pm

Topic for outrun: how many 1) canals, 2) real Irish bars in Amsterdam (hint: for 2) answer is one) For 1) name them
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March 30th, 2010, 6:06 pm

QuoteherengrachtprinsengrachtkeizersgrachtsingelbloemengrachtamstelzoutkeetsgrachtbrouwersgrachtIt's a good start; BTW Amstel is a river LOL! reguliersgrachtleliegrachtrozengracht (but now a street)
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