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Confessions Of An Employee Of A For-Profit College

June 7, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

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I work for a for-profit education company. There are a few things I have to get off my chest. The industry is a complete joke and I’m sickened by what we do.

First, we accept anybody. A student is merely a conduit in which student loan money flows from the federal government, to us. We could give two shits if we think a student will succeed. A student is a revenue unit (and is referred to as such). We’d let everbody in if we could. Unfortunately for us, we can’t.

Why? Well, the federal government only allows us to generate 90% of our revenue from their loans. Last I checked, we’re at 89.something. We are “private, for-profit” and nearly 100% government subsidized through their loan program. Think about that. Almost 90% of our revenue comes directly from the government and we can keep as much profit out of that as we want with zero obligation. Oh, there’s this thing called gainful employment floating around that’s a feeble attempt to regulate us, but everybody’s pretty sure most of the regulations will be stripped away or watered down to the point of uselessness.

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Confessions Of A Prison Sex-Slave

June 6, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Experiences, TRUTH |

Soon after coming to Allred prison in Texas, *** claimed me as his own. He told me I had two choices: I could submit, or I could die. Thus began my life as a prison sex slave.

What most people don’t understand is that rape in prison isn’t like it is on the outside. It’s not random or chaotic. It’s planned and methodical. It’s business. The gangs trade amongst themselves to determine who is going to be with whom. And other inmates didn’t dare touch me without clearing it first with my owner.

*** would rape me once, twice, sometimes three times a day. Then he would force me to clean his cell, make his bed, or cook food for him. Eventually he demanded that I have sex with his friends, who took to calling me “Coco.” When a different sex slave was badly beaten for refusing sex, he said the same thing would happen to me if I didn’t comply.

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What Was It Like To Be Executed In The 18th Century?

May 31, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Experiences, TRUTH |

Account of the execution of Robert-François Damiens, a French domestic servant whose attempted assassination of King Louis XV of France in 1757. He was condemned to be burnt with hot lead, torn with pincers, and finally to be drawn and quartered. Recorded by an officer of the court:

“The sulphur was lit, but the flame was so poor that only the top skin of the hand was burnt, and that only slightly. Then the executioner, his sleeves rolled up, took the steel pincers, which had been especially made for the occasion, and which were about a foot and a half long, and pulled first at the calf of the right leg, then at the thigh, and from there at the two fleshy parts of the right arm; then at the breasts. Though a strong, sturdy fellow, this executioner found it so difficult to tear away the pieces of flesh that he set about the same spot two or three times, twisting the pincers as he did so, and what he took away formed at each part a wound about the size of a six-pound crown piece.

“After these tearings with the pincers, Damiens, who cried out profusely, though without swearing, raised his head and looked at himself; the same executioner dipped an iron spoon in the pot containing the boiling potion, which he poured liberally over each wound. Then the ropes that were to be harnessed to the horses were attached with cords to the patient’s body; the horses were then harnessed and placed alongside the arms and legs, one at each limb.

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Confessions Of Daryl Davis. A Black Musician Who Convinced Hundreds Of Ku Klux Klan Members To Give Up Their Robes

May 30, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Hall Of Fame, TRUTH |

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Daryl Davis is a blues musician, but he also has what some might call an interesting hobby. For the past 30 years, Davis, a black man, has spent time befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan.

He says once the friendship blossoms, the Klansmen realize that their hate may be misguided. Since Davis started talking with these members, he says 200 Klansmen have given up their robes. When that happens, Davis collects the robes and keeps them in his home as a reminder of the dent he has made in racism by simply sitting down and having dinner with people.

What was your motivation to get started with this?

I was motivated by the racism I would encounter. I love people, I love my country. I have been to 53 countries around the world on 6 continents and I’ve seen different people get along in most of them. I know the United States can be a better place and we all have an obligation to making our society a better place not just for ourselves but for all Americans. I am just doing my part.

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Former Police Detective Reveals How To Tell When Suspects are Lying

May 30, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

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Law enforcement can tell when suspects are lying, usually beginning with an initial 911 call or first interview.

“The 911 call and initial statements are among the most important pieces of evidence should a case go to trial,” said Stacy Dittrich, a former Ohio police detective, crime expert and author. “The entire case can build from those few sentences.”

Here are the most tell-tale signs, revealed.

A pre-emptive 911 call: Criminals sometimes call police very early to cover their bases. For instance, a man with a missing spouse might call police within a couple hours to say something is wrong. “The first question the detective is asking is why they’re assuming something is wrong because not getting ahold of someone right away is pretty normal,” Dittrich said.

The emotions don’t fit: even if what a suspect is saying on the call appears to be true, their tone is a big tip-off to police, Dittrich said. For instance, a calm demeanor while reporting a home invasion could indicate something is amiss because “most people are hysterical in that kind of situation.”

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19 Working Class People Share What They Wish The Upper Class Could Understand

May 29, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

1. That when you say you’re broke you really are. They always think you must have some money. I find my middle class friends and family will always assume I can come out for a meal or to socialise when I tell them I’m out of cash. I guess middle class people always have some savings and aren’t checking the back of the sofa for loose change.

 

2. That not everyone is poor because they’re lazy or stupid or just didn’t try hard enough. There’s this deeply embedded belief in our country that poor people somehow deserve to be poor, and it’s amazing to me how blindly people believe this.

My parents have worked my entire life, often more than one job at a time. When I was in high school both my parents had two jobs, and we could still barely afford stuff. And it’s not because they’re lazy, that’s for damn sure. It’s not because they’re dumb, either. It’s because shit fucking happens sometimes, man. It’s been nearly the same for me.

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Know Your Rights. What To Do If You Get Pulled Over By The Police

May 29, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

So let’s start from the top, with the most basic insight – do not get pulled over. For the sake of obviousness, let’s rundown how to make this happen (many of these are common sense, but well worth reiterating). Two most important rules: 1) Do not break the law in any fashion while driving, and 2) be aware of your surroundings and vehicle at all times.

Let’s elaborate on 1) – Do not speed. Use your turn signals. Drive in the right lane, and avoid passing unless absolutely necessary. Do not text, etc. – if you drive a car and are in any way self aware about doing so, you’ve got these down. Do not carry drugs in your car 2) – Download and use Waze, but remember that it is not infallible, and certainly not a guarantee to keep you safe. Keep your eyes up at all times, always scanning for places that a police officer would sit. Do not have any obstructions to your visibility, including all of your mirrors. Your registrations tags must be current and able to be viewed without obstruction. If you believe that you can manage these to the point that you won’t get pulled over then you can stop reading my sure to be incessant further ramblings after this paragraph, but just remember – you’re a fool. You can control everything I’ve discussed, but you can’t control others, you can’t control your car with surety, and you damn sure can’t control the police.

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How Cults Recruit And Indoctrinate Their Members

May 24, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

by Michael Bluejay

Ever wonder how someone becomes a cult member?  How exactly do they get sucked in?  The process is actually remarkably similar from cult to cult, and here I’m going to explain the basic recipe.  But before detailing the specific mind-control tricks, one thing to realize is that the indoctrination is typically a series of small steps.  No one goes from rational person to brainwashed devotee overnight; instead, they’re gently led through the process, one step at a time, each step being not very far from the old step, so it doesn’t seem like a big change.  Of course, once you take enough steps you’re a mile from where you started.  It reminds me of that old idea that a frog in a pot of water that’s slowly heated from room temperature to boiling never realizes it.  While I doubt that’s actually true, it illustrates the concept.  Anyway, with that in mind, let’s follow the path of a new recruit into a mind-control group.

1. Invitation to a non-threatening event

Cult recruiters never give you the hard sell right off the bat.  After all, if the pitch were, “Come be a part of our group, have it control most to all aspects of your life, possibly cut off ties with those you can’t recruit into the group, and make the group the focal point of your life until you die,” then most of us would run the other way screaming.  So instead, a potential recruit is invited to a workshop, a poetry reading, a “party”, a peformance, or some other seemingly innocuous event.

The invitation might incorporate some other tricks.  For example, famed ex-cult member Steve Hassan originally accepted the invitation from the Moonies because the Moonies used attractive young women as the recruiters.

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Life Isn’t All Sunshine And Rainbows

May 17, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: TRUTH |

Jewish women before their execution in Skede, Latvia, December 15-17, 1941

Once at the site, the Jews were housed in the barn and taken in groups of 20 of a time to a point 40 or 50 meters from the trench, where they were ordered to lie face down on the ground. Groups of ten were then ordered to stand up, and, except for children, remove their outer clothing. As they were moved closer to the pit, they were ordered to strip completely. A Latvian guard, Bulvāns, later testified that he saw two Germans, using a whip on people who did not move on to the pit.

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What Is It Like To Have Depression?

May 15, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Life Experiences, TRUTH |

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Imagine your head is like a whirlpool in a hurricane – thoughts are just whirling around (and around and around) in there. Positive thoughts float, and they just sit there on the surface until they are blown away, but negative thoughts get sucked into the whirlpool and spin around, repeating themselves over and over, and worse and worse, until you have arrived at the worst-case believable scenario, at which point they sink down the spout and you internalise them as truth. Worse, the whirlpool is mesmerising – it’s a natural disaster, a tidal wave, a train wreck, and you just can’t look away.

You can throw as many “chin up!”, “get over it”, “come out to this party”, “you’ll be OK” and “just get out of the house” comments at that as you like, but it won’t do shit. My mind will just force me to blow those comments off – I’ll probably ditch the party, or make some non-committal noise about leaving the house or cheering up, so I can get back to the whirlpool. Because, I’m USED to watching the whirlpool. In some sick (mentally sick) way, I LIKE that I have a whirlpool to watch.

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