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A psychopath is a very convincing liar and can/and does cause great harm to those whom he/she choose to target. Tim Field, author of Bully in sight and Bullycide: death at playtime, estimated that one person in thirty (male or female) is a what he called, a “serial bully”.  The best way to “protect” yourself is to learn as much as possible about individuals who have a need to hurt others by for.ex.,  belittle and/or destroy the reputations of others. The serial bully, Here

Psychopathy is a genetic disorder,  Twins Study Finds Genetic Cause For Psychopathy Here which is why we also find these “bullies” at school, where they torment classmates, sometimes tragically, even to death.    The disorder does not change with age, Genetic effects explain the stability of psychopathic personality from mid- to late adolescence Here  and although there haven’t been a lot of studies done on older adults, a study from 2007 found that  “The three most frequently cited crimes of elderly patients with ASPD are sexual offenses (81.2%), fraud (58.0%) and assault (49.3%).”  Antisocial personality disorder in older adults. A qualitative study of Dutch forensic psychiatrists and forensic psychologists  Here

Punishment is not a deterrent as these individuals have problems with processing emotions such as fear which is why they plan and/or commit acts that a person with a conscience and empathy would never dream of doing, let alone go through with it.   To quote Dr. Robert Hare,   “The majority of people and therefore workplaces are easy prey, because we still want to believe that people are inherently good. We don’t really want to believe that such people exist.”   These  individual do not learn from past “misstakes” either which is why they make the same “misstake” over and over again, hence the “serial bully”.

Some recommended reading;  Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us by; Dr. Robert Hare, Snakes in Suits – when psychopaths go to work by; Babiak & Hare,  The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout,  In Sheep’s Clothing: Understanding and Dealing with Manipulative People by George K. Simon Jr. The Psychopath: Emotion and the Brain, by James Blair, et. al. and the following articles,  What “Psychopath” Means by, Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz  Here and Psychopaths & sycophants Here

The more you know about these disordered individuals that walk among us, the better you can protect yourself.

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Please read the following article and share it with others;  Journalist Files Charges against WHO and UN for Bioterrorism and Intent to Commit Mass Murder (June 25, 2009)  Here   What can I say, seem to go hand in hand with an earlier post, “Serial Killers and Politicians Share Traits” Here  Related article Here

You’ll be the judge, however when news such as the ones above surface, one should at least pay attention.

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They are absolutely the world’s best manipulators, liars, and fabricators of truth. They do so convincingly because they believe their own lies. After all, their life is nothing but a lie, a sham, how can we possible assume they know anything different.
Hervey Cleckley, M.D.

Deception, also known as lying comes easy to the psychopath, he/she even lies when there is no need for it and that is why  the American psychiatrist and best-selling author, M. Scott Peck, referred to these individuals as; “people of the lie”. (His book People of the Lie: The Hope For Healing Human Evil was first published in 1983)  The reason behind it, is the fact that psychopath’s brain looks different;  Habitual Liar Brains Look Different On Scans  Here   also see; USC Study Finds Faulty Wiring In Psychopaths (March, 2004) Here

Most people are honest and they think that most everyone else is just like them.   Possessing a conscience and empathy, normal people would never dream of intentionally lie and manipulate someone else in order to take advantage of and/or cause them harm.  Nor can’t they imagine that someone else could be that evil.  Well, enter the psychopath, and this is why it is so important to raise awareness about these individuals, who have no heart and feel no remorse for their evil actions. Again let me quote Tim Field;

“The main lesson I have learnt is that when dealing with a sociopath, the normal rules of etiquette do not apply. You are dealing with someone who has no empathy, no conscience, no remorse, and no guilt…It is a completely different mindset. Words like ‘predator’ and ‘evil’ are often used.”

When a normal person lie, physiological changes occur such as heart rate and breathing increases and their palms will get sweaty as the person reacts to the stress. However, psychopaths do not get anxious as their autonomic nervous system is very “sluggish” and thus, these reactions will not occur. This, in turn, makes it very easy for the psychopath to pass a lie detector test. See; Most Evil: The Science of Psychopaths VIDEO Here  (Lots more videos on the subject here as well)   Also see; Deficient Fear Conditioning in Psychopathy  Here

So how do we detect lies?  Some recent advances in imaging technology have enabled scientists to observe activities of the human brain during various cognitive operations, including lying. Neuroscientist Uses Brain Scan to See Lies Form (October 2007)  Here   One company using this new technology is, No Lie MRI  Here  , based in San Diego, California and another one is, Cephos Corporation Here  which is based in Pepperell, Massachusetts.   Further reading; Functional MRI Lie Detection: Too Good to be True? Here  ;  Commentary: Functional MRI Lie Detection  Here  and The limited role of neuroimaging in determining criminal liability: an overview and case report. Here

In March of this year (2009) this new technology entered the legal system for the first time, however, it was later withdrawn.  Further reading;  Woman Convicted of Child Abuse Hopes fMRI Can Prove Her Innocence Here 
No Lie MRI being offered as evidence in court  (March, 2009)  Here  
Truthiness? No Lie MRI Hits the Legal System  (March, 2009) Here 
MRI Lie Detection to Get First Day in Court  (March, 2009)  Here  
Scholar unconvinced new lie-detection methods better than old ones (Jun-2009)  Here

As the above technology is relatively new, advances are sure to follow.  On the subject, Giorgio Ganis and Julian Keenan’s book Neural Correlates of Deception is due out in December, 2009 and should make some interesting reading   Here

Related;

WOBIB: 186 – Langleben, et al. (2002) Brain Activity dur …   Here

Neural Correlates of Deception. By; Abe N., Suzuki M., Tsukiura T., Mori E., Yamaguchi K., Itoh M., and Fujii T. CYRIC Annual Report 2004. (pdf)   Here

A Replication Study of the Neural Correlates of Deception. By; Frank Andrew Kozel, Tamara M. Padgett and Mark S. George. Behavioral Neuroscience, 2004, Vol. 118, No. 4, 852–856.  Here

Neural correlates of telling lies: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study at 4 Tesla1. By;  Luan, Alvaro Magalhaes, Timothy J Ziemlewicz, Daniel A Fitzgerald, Christopher Green, Wilbur Smith.  Academic Radiology, Vol. 12, No. 2. (February 2005), pp. 164-172. Here

Mapping the deceptive mind: fMRI and lie detection. by izubachi (March, 2005)  Here

Deceiving Others: Distinct Neural Responses of the Prefrontal Cortex and Amygdala in Simple Fabrication and Deception with Social Interactions. By; Nobuhito Abe, Maki Suzuki, Etsuro Mori, Masatoshi Itoh and Toshikatsu Fujii. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Volume 19, Issue 2  (February 2007) Pages 287-295. “Further analysis revealed that activity of the right anterior prefrontal cortex showed both effects of deception, indicating that this region has a pivotal role in telling lies. Our results provide clear evidence of functionally dissociable roles of the prefrontal subregions and amygdala for human deception.”  Here

Neural Correlates of True Memory, False Memory, and Deception. By; Nobuhito Abe, Jiro Okuda, Maki Suzuki1, Hiroshi Sasaki, Tetsuya Matsuda, Etsuro Mori, Minoru Tsukada and Toshikatsu Fujii. Cerebral Cortex, March 2008 18(12):2811-2819; “These findings indicate that fMRI can detect the difference in brain activity between deception and false memory despite the fact that subjects respond with “I know” to novel events in both processes.”  Here

Psychopathic traits and deception: functional magnetic resonance imaging study. By; Rachael S. Fullam, PhD, Shane McKie, PhD and Mairead C. Dolan, MRCPsych, PhD.  The British Journal of Psychiatry (2009) 194: 229-235.  Here   Also including, eLetters;    
fMRI and sex offenders. By; Don MacFarlane. (March 2009)
Psychopathic traits and studies of deception . By; Aamir Ehjaz (May 2009)
Author response to Dr Ehjaz (June, 2009)

A psychopath has a deep rooted need to control other people and does so by lying, deceiving and manipulating others.

 

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Serial bullies and serial killer share the same traits; the only difference is in the way they kill.  The serial bully enjoys, among other things, to conduct a “smear campaign” in order to isolate the “victim/target” in hope that he/she will see no other way out of his/her “personal hell” except for committing suicide, which sadly some do. Constant nitpicking and degrading comments is another method to drive the “target” towards the edge”.  If that doesn’t work, the “bully” will work their way into the “inner circle” of the “victim” to “poison” the minds of, friends, acquaintances,  relatives and even close family members which can result in the breakup of a marriage, lead to an aneurysm, heart attack or even cancer as prolonged stress takes its toll.  So, before you believe a malicious rumor, learn about projection,  a defense mechanism used by the mentally ill/disturbed to rid themselves of their own perverted thoughts and activities. More Here

As “bullies”, bully their way to the top it comes as no surprise that we find them in some very high ranking positions where they can “feed” their need for money, power and control.   Thus the following headline, Serial Killers and Politicians Share Traits Here  was not that great of a shock.  Most everyone who has been targeted can spot these manipulative liars rather quickly and there seem to be quite a few of them in politics.      Heading up or working for a charitable foundation while doing evil behind the scenes seems to be another “trick of the trade”. 
Further reading;

Serial Killers and Politicians Share Traits  Here  
Beware the (Political) Psychopath, My Son Here  
Serial Killers and Politicians Share Traits (dprogram) Here  
Experimental Infection of Pigs with the Human 1918 Pandemic Influenza Virus  Here  
Drug Companies Using Third-World People as Guinea Pigs  Here  
Doctors Warn: Avoid Genetically Modified Food  Here 
VIDEO: Tim Ball on B.C. Carbon Tax, Climate Change Conference  Here

The political psychopath is a very dangerous individual which is why anyone seeking public office where he/she will have power over others should be tested to rule out any mental illness or personality disorder.   However, even more dangerous is to listen to and obey such an individual because suffering, death and destruction will surely follow.   Stay informed and share your knowledge about psychopaths/sociopaths to others.

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Big Pharma wanting to make big bucks, depopulation on the agenda or just a coincidence?  You’ll be the judge.

Flying Pigs, Tamiflu and Factory Farms (April 29, 2009) Here

Flying Pigs and the WHO – Flying Pigs, Tamiflu and Factory Farms Part II: (May 4, 2009)  Here

Australian scientist suggests Swine flu an accident in the lab (May 14, 2009) Here   “The suggestion by an Australian virologist that the new flu virus, H1N1 or swine flu, could have been the result of a laboratory accident has been dismissed by Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the deputy director general of the World Health Organization (WHO).”  Trust the WHO?  Let’s not forget the U.N.  and “global warming”.  UN’s IPCC preying on people’s ignorance  Here  Also; Medical Director: Swine Flu Was “Cultured In A Laboratory” Here

Children Who Get Flu Vaccine Have Three Times Risk Of Hospitalization For Flu, Study Suggests ((May 20, 2009) Here

Billionaires Meet in Secret to Discuss Population Reduction Strategies – “Don’t Want to be Seen as a Global Cabal” (May 25th, 2009)  Here

Swine flu pandemic ‘will hit Britain in the autumn’ (May 31, 2009) Here

Sarkozy’s Secret Plan for Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccination (June 3, 2009) Here

The WHO Plays with Pandemic Fire – The Continuing Saga of the Flying Pigs Pandemic Flu (June 5, 2009)  Here

Readying Americans for Dangerous, Mandatory Vaccinations (June 10, 2009)  Here

WHO declares first 21st century flu pandemic (Jun 11, 2009)  Here

Eight Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation  Here

Last but not least; Does wearing a surgical mask protect you from getting swine flu?   Here   (No, but it sure adds to the effect)

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Brain imaging

In the video below, Dr. Robert Hare discusses MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and observations concerning the psychopath’s brain.   The video is not new and so the statement made in the beginning, that no structural differences exist,  is not true.   Many differences exist, such as a reduction in prefrontal gray matter volume, amygdala volume loss, corpus callosum abnormalities and a decrease in posterior hippocampal volume to mention some.   However, the video is still of interest as much of the new research involves MRI and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).   One of many studies from this year; Evidence of Deviant Emotional Processing in Psychopathy: A fMRI Case Study (Jan. 2009) Here

Also of interest; Structural brain abnormalities in psychopaths-a review Here  and  Bullies may enjoy seeing others in pain: Brain scans show disruption in natural empathetic response Here  (“may” is an understatement) 

How MRI Works Here and How fMRI Works Here 

Two companies of interest using the technology;  No Lie MRI, Inc. Here and Cephos Corp Here 
Recent news of interest; Doctors Warn: Avoid Genetically Modified Food (June 10th, 2009) Here

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