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Nekkid Cuties

November 19, 2010 Leave a comment

I have created an independently hosted blog for mirroring content from the nudiecuties blog.

The new NSFW blog is – Nekkid Cuties

I will make sure that every old post from nudiecuties is mirrored on this blog, but that will take a few days. Till then, enjoy the first few mirrored posts.

Martisha from Domai: Lake

Marina E from MetArt: Nov 19, 2010

Self Shots: Nov 18, 2010

Nekkid Amateur Beach Cuties: Nov 17, 2010

Masked Angel from Amour-Angels

Self Shots: Nov 15, 2010

Enjoy!

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The Stanford Prison Experiment and the TSA

November 19, 2010 4 comments

Hardly a day goes by without more news reports about some abuse of power or authority by TSA employees. So why do they do it?

Ever heard of the Stanford Prison Experiment

The Stanford prison experiment was a study of the psychological effects of becoming a prisoner or prison guard.

Roles were assigned randomly. The participants adapted to their roles well beyond what even Zimbardo himself expected, leading the guards to display authoritarian measures and ultimately to subject some of the prisoners to torture. In turn, many of the prisoners developed passive attitudes and accepted physical abuse, and, at the request of the guards, readily inflicted punishment on other prisoners who attempted to stop it.

Read the last quote again.

The experiment even affected Zimbardo himself, who, in his capacity as “Prison Superintendent,” lost sight of his role as psychologist and permitted the abuse to continue as though it were a real prison. Five of the prisoners were upset enough by the process to quit the experiment early, and the entire experiment was abruptly stopped after only six days. The experimental process and the results remain controversial.

Authority without oversight, limits, due process and balance of power will ALWAYS degenerate into the lowest form of human behavior. The prior attitudes of those who gain authority affects the speed of this degeneration, but not the end point.

Anybody who thinks that organizations like the TSA, or their private counterparts, are reformable is dreaming. The only direction of reform that can work involves changing the very nature and mandate of such organizations. It also involves changing the way we respond to international and domestic terrorism.

It will be necessary to discuss what ‘reasonably secure’ means, as nobody or nothing can guarantee total security. Explain the risks, and likely responses. Those who want to fly (almost everyone) will still keep on flying.

Response to international and domestic terrorists might necessitate killing the wives, kids, siblings, cousins, parents and other willing enablers of successful terrorists. This may sound inhumane, but if these people willingly enabled murderous assholes- they deserve to die. Even the kids of terrorists are fair game because their fathers did not care about the kids of other people.

Targeted killings of the family members of successful terrorists should be ordered only after due process and public review is applied. In a way, the drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan are justifiable, but their execution and overview leaves much to be desired.

You might say, but that will not stop those zealots. However, nothing can stop all zealots, assholes and morons every single time. We just have to make sure that everybody knows that very bad things will happen to their enablers.

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NSFW Links: Nov 19, 2010

November 19, 2010 Leave a comment

This link is NSFW.

Marina E from MetArt: Nov 19, 2010

Many more links will be posted over the weekend.

Enjoy!

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