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Douglas Carpenter

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Corry (Erie County), Pennsylvania 16407
Home country: USA
Current location: Saipan, U.S. Commonweath of the Northern Mariana Islands
Member since: Wed Jun 1, 2005, 08:56 PM
Number of posts: 19,585

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Are you a psychopath? Take this test and find out

Psychopathy is a condition that causes people to display anti-social behavior, lack of empathy and remorse, and fearless dominance. Find out more

Everyone has these characteristics to some degree - take the test and find out where you sit on the spectrum.


BTW: There is a question about your income level - since this is a British test you may want to know:

1 British Pound Sterling equal = 1.66 US Dollar
Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Thu Aug 21, 2014, 04:40 PM (41 replies)

Who Said It: Hillary Clinton or John McCain? Take this quiz



Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Fri Aug 15, 2014, 09:24 AM (44 replies)

Starbucks: We don't fund Israel

The coffee chain has issued a statement announcing that neither Starbucks nor CEO Howard Schultz "provides financial support to Israel," or to its army, in the wake of what Starbucks (SBUX) called "false rumors."

The company, which is known for flooding markets with its stores, also pointed out that it closed all of its stores in Israel in 2003 because of "operational challenges."

The company has publicly refuted claims about its support for Israel before, but reiterated its position because it saw an "uptick in false rumors out there about Starbucks and the Middle East," according to Olson.

"Starbucks does not support any political or religious causes, and that holds true for Howard as well," Olson said. "There's no financial support from Howard or the company to the Israeli government for any purposes."

Starbucks currently operates in early 600 stores in 12 countries in the Mideast and North Africa, including Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.


Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Sat Aug 9, 2014, 09:24 AM (0 replies)

An Auschwitz Survivor speaks about Palestine

Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Mon Aug 4, 2014, 04:33 PM (32 replies)

Bill Maher hammers U.S. funding for Israel’s weapons: ‘We just can’t afford this sh*t anymore’

Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Sat Aug 2, 2014, 08:09 AM (2 replies)

BBC: My Autism and Me "A great 14:22 video"

Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Sun Jul 27, 2014, 02:08 PM (5 replies)

Glenn Greenwald showed his true colors when he addressed a socialist/Trotskyite conference in 2013

Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Tue Jul 22, 2014, 08:48 AM (5 replies)

Smearmaster Glenn Greenwald's smear campaign against George W. Bush

AS they say - haters are going to hate and smearers are going to smear. Glenn Greenwald did not begin his smear career with President Obama - he was doing it way back before Obama came to the White House. It seems that he thinks that just because someone is in powerful position - that they are supposed to be criticized - Imagine that!~!

2008 Bill Moyer interview with Glenn Greenwald about the George W. Bush legacy


He also wrote three books about the George W. Bush Administration; The New York Times-bestsellers How Would A Patriot Act? (2006) and Tragic Legacy (2007), and his 2008 release, Great American Hypocrites.


Glenn Greenwald showed his true colors when he addressed a socialist/Trotskyite conference in 2013

Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Tue Jul 22, 2014, 08:43 AM (4 replies)

I hope no one interprets this as sacrelege - I just thought it was so funny

My apologies to anyone who might be inadvertently offended.
Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Tue Jul 22, 2014, 05:55 AM (20 replies)

How much empathy do you have? - a professional psychological test - The Empathy Quotient (EQ)

NOTE: You do NOT have to sign up on the site to take this test. You only have to answer your age group, your sex and whether or not you have or are suspected of having an Autism Spectrum Disorder. After answering those questions you can skip the rest and go straight to the test.


Usage - From the Oxford Dictionary

People often confuse the words empathy and sympathy. Empathy means ‘the ability to understand and share the feelings of another’ (as in ‘both authors have the skill to make you feel empathy with their heroines’), whereas sympathy means ‘feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune’ (as in ‘they had great sympathy for the flood victims’).


Here is another interesting test that measures one's empathy level. It should be noted that a person can be compassionate, sympathetic and quite willing to help others - but not necessarily very empathetic which requires an ability to spontaneously and intuitively understand what and how someone else is thinking and feeling.

Posted by Douglas Carpenter | Sun Jul 20, 2014, 02:29 PM (37 replies)
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