I have been using Dr. Paul Ekman’s learning materials for 5 years now and have acheived a 90% recognition rate. That is face reading for the novice.
Learn to read face. The micro-expressions. From the man who has been studying them for 40 years. An industry has arisen from his work.
Be aware of how the people you know really feel about you. It’s written on their faces.
“He created an ‘atlas of emotions’ with more than 10,000 facial expressions. His research on identifying deception and hidden demeanor is used to train law enforcement and security personnel around the world. He was even the inspiration for a television drama series. APS William James Fellow Paul Ekman reflects on his storied career in an interview for the Inside the Psychologist’s Studio video series.
The interview, filmed before a live audience last May at the 2014 APS Annual Convention in San Francisco, was conducted by APS Past President Robert Levenson.”
Bless this woman. She speaks simple, pure wisdom: Nothing will change until you bring the “violent” criminals into the onorous carceral state equaation.
The entire American society will not become a human society until then. Until this is dealt with, as Ms. Gottschalk says, America descends into totalitarianism and atrocity.
Read it. And weep. Or not.
“The intense focus in criminal justice reform today on the non-serious, non-violent, non-sexual offenders — the so-called non, non, nons — is troubling. Many contend that we should lighten up on the sanctions for the non, non, nons so that we can throw the book at the really bad guys. But the fact is that we’ve been throwing the book at the really bad guys for a really long time.
“Legislators are making troubling compromises in which they are decreasing penalties in one area — such as drug crimes — in order to increase them in another area — such as expanding the use of life sentences. In doing so, they’re also fostering the mistaken idea that it is easy to distinguish the non, non, nons from the really bad guys.”
Why is America chock full to the gills with revenge Puritans? I guess it’s what the “people” voted for. The old people. The young people. The American people.
Senator Grassley is in charge of sentencing reform, a long, long overdue reform that is strangling America.
He is one of those revenge freaks. And was elected as such.
This piece comes from the legal blog in the United States. It is detailed and boring to read for a non-lawyer.
I recommend you read it several times.
We cannot change a thing by releasing a few “low-level” offenders. But, even doing that may be beyond Chuck Grassley’s feelble grasp.
“I share the view that it is silly to speak of a ‘leniency industrial complex,’ and there are lots of other linguistic flourishes in Senator Grassley’s floor speech that could be extensively picked apart for rhetorical excess and inaccuracy. But, but the same measure, I understand Senator Grassley’s expressed concern with terms like ‘low-level’ and ‘non-violent’ (echoing points previously made here by Bill Otis) because use of these terms in sentencing reform debates are ‘question-begging’ and do involve ‘sheer cloudy vagueness.’ Though I may myself be sometimes guilty of using or repeating these terms, I think a term like ‘less serious’ is a better term that ‘low-level’ (though still vague). And what can and should qualify as violent or non-violent crime has been such a problem in federal law that the US Sentencing Commission has given up trying to fix this matter and the US Supreme Court might soon blow up a statute for its vagueness in this arena.”
This long-form interview (in the old folks’ mouthpiece AARP) is a primer on recording, singing and playing music. But it is so much more. Just one segment of the interview follows. Anyone who is doing art, who is performing music, will be inspired. A man with a purpose.
“Once you think you know the song, then you have go and see how other people have done it. One version led to another until we were starting to assimilate even Harry James’ arrangements. Or even Pérez Prado’s. My pedal steel player is a genius at that. He can play anything from hillbilly to bebop. There are only two guitars in there, and one is just playing the pulse. Stand-up bass is playing orchestrated moving lines. It’s almost like folk music in a way. I mean, there are no drums in a Bill Monroe band. Hank Williams didn’t use them either. Sometimes the beat takes the mystery out of the rhythm.”
This is a primer on what happens when a human being who is also a police officer attempts to be a human being. Other police officers attempt to ostracize her (or worse). Now.….what does that make those other police officers? Human beings? In what way are they human?
Put one on the scoreboard for the humans in this one particular case.
“A New Jersey police officer who was fired after she protected a suspect from being beaten by officers has won her job back. Regina Tasca is the only female, and gay officer on her force to this day and said she was continuously harassed by officers.”
Want to be healthy? Want to lose weight? This essay covers the history of eating over the last 5 centuries. A relaxed fit is the best course for the human mammal.
“Instead of obsessing about meal size and frequency, Ochner recommends something simpler: Don’t eat when it’s time for a meal; eat when you feel hungry. That, he says, is a lost art: In industrialized societies, where food is abundant, we eat because of social cues ‘or just because something smells good.’ If we can teach ourselves to pay attention to our own bodies instead of our environment, he says, ‘that might be the best diet of all.’”