What Blind Conformity??

English: Northridge, CA, January 17, 1994 -- V...
There is only one thing that blind conformity proves: the existence of stupid people. An intelligent person could practice blind faith but never blind conformity

‘In the 1960s and 1970s, classic social psychological studies were conducted that provided evidence that even normal, decent people can engage in acts of extreme cruelty when instructed to do so by others. However, in an essay published November 20 in the open access journal PLOS Biology, Professors Alex Haslam and Stephen Reicher revisit these studies’ conclusions and explain how awful acts involve not just obedience, but enthusiasm too—challenging the long-held belief that human beings are ‘programmed’ for conformity…’Read more

The Red Cross’ Double Cross
RC screws donors and victims again
‘Whenever there is a tragedy, the American Red Cross revs up its fundraising machines. ‘The public is inundated with slick television commercials and the money pours in.’So much money that very often the American Red Cross receives 70% of ALL the donations made by the public to help the victims in any given high profile event. ‘Where does all that money go? Be prepared to be shocked…’ Read more here: Fraud in the Disaster Zone

Give the Gift of Better Gadgets This Year
‘Who says gadgets can’t make for a personal gift? No matter what your giftee’s passion is—music, cooking, tech, or DIY projects—we’ve got great gadget gifts for every person at every price range…’

Black Friday Deals Are Here
‘You shouldn’t have to stand in a long line to get a great deal. We’ve been searching for the best Black Friday deals everywhere–including Black Friday deals other stores are planning–so we can bring them to you even earlier. These limited-supply deals will go quickly, but we’ll add new ones throughout the day, every day, so you can skip the long lines and still save a bundle. Plus, subscribe to our deals e-mails to get daily updates…’

Give the Gift of Better Apps This Year
‘As you’re trying to come up with great gifts for the holidays, software likely isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. It can make a great gift for the right person, though, especially when they’re not willing to shell out the cash themselves (as so few people are for good software). Here are some of our favorite paid apps for Windows, OS X, Android, iOS, and the Web that not only boost productivity, but dish out a little holiday cheer too…’


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