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Our noses get smaller when we lie

Due solely to the 1940 Disney movie that popularized Carlo Collodi’s children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883), popular culture portrays our noses growing longer when we lie.

It turns out the opposite is true. Our noses actually shrink when we lie — the reverse Pinocchio effect.

Harry Pettit reports for the Daily Mail, Nov. 9, 2018, that scientists at the University of Granada in Granada, Spain, discovered that your nose actually shrinks when you lie because its temperature drops.

When we lie, the temperature of the tip of the nose drops up to 2.16°F (1.2°C), while the forehead heats up to 2.7°F (1.5°C). The greater the difference in temperature between both facial regions, the more likely the person is lying.

The study’s lead author, Dr. Emilio Gómez, Research Director of University of Granada’s Thermographic Laboratory, explains that the difference in temps is triggered by the brain power we exert when telling a lie, as well as by anxiety that we’ll be found out: “One has to think in order to lie, which raises the temperature of the forehead. At the same time we feel anxious, which lowers the temperature of the nose.”

Methodology:

  • 60 students were divided into two groups and asked to complete a number of tasks while they were scanned by thermal imaging technology.
  • Students in the experimental group made a phone call of about 3 to 4 minutes to a partner, parent or close friend in which the students told a significant lie, e.g., that they had been in a car accident.
  • Students in the control group also made a phone call in which they told a truth — that they were watching distressing videos of mutilated bodies and car accidents.
  • Dr. Gómez emphasized that participants in both groups were made to feel anxious — the control group because of the distressing videos; the experimental group because they had to lie.
  • The temperatures of the noses of 80% of the students in the experimental group decreased.

Although the reverse Pinocchio effect on the liar’s nose is imperceptible to the human eye, the Granada scientists designed a lie detector test that can identify liars by tracking the temperature of people’s noses. The scientists claim their lie detector test is the world’s most reliable, with 80% accuracy, which is 10% more accurate than the polygraph test.

Dr, Gómez said that ideally, police interviewers could one day combine current lie-detector methods with images from a thermal camera to catch lying criminals:

“The ideal case would be to combine both methods, strategic interviewing and thermography, moving our system to, for example, police stations, airports or refugee camps. That way, it would be possible to detect if a criminal is lying or to know the true intentions of people trying to cross the border between two countries.”

See “Deception: NGO coaches migrants how to pretend to be Christian refugees to gain political asylum”.

9 ways to spot a liar:

  1. The big pauseLying is quite a complex process for the body and brain to deal with. First your brain produces the truth which it then has to suppress before inventing the lie and the performance of that lie. This often leads to a longer pause than normal before answering, plus a verbal stalling technique like ‘Why do you ask that?’ rather than a direct and open response.
  2. The eye dart: When we look up to our left to think we’re often accessing recalled memory, but when our eyes roll up to our right we can be thinking more creatively. Also, the guilt of a lie often makes people use an eye contact cut-off gesture, such as looking down or away.
  3. The lost breath: Lying causes an instant stress response in most people, meaning the fight or flight mechanisms are activated. The mouth dries, the body sweats more, the pulse rate quickens and the rhythm of the breathing changes to shorter, shallower breaths that can often be both seen and heard.
  4. Overcompensating: A liar will often over-perform in a bid to be more convincing by speaking and gesticulating too much, too much eye contact (often without blinking), and over-emphatic gesticulation.
  5. The poker face: Many liars employ the poker face and almost shut down in terms of movement and eye contact.
  6. The face hide: When someone tells a lie they often hide their face by touching their nose or covering their mouth.
  7. Self-comfort touches: The stress and discomfort of lying often leads to liars comforting themselves by rocking, stroking their hair, or twiddling or playing with wedding rings.
  8. Heckling hands: The hardest body parts to act with are the hands or feet; these body parts often tell the truth. Liars often struggle to keep their hands and feet on-message while they lie. When a person’s words and hand gestures are at odds, it’s called incongruent gesticulation.
  9. Micro-expressions: These are very small gestures or facial expressions that flash across the face so quickly they are difficult to see. Experts will often use filmed footage that is then slowed down to pick up on the true body language response emerging in the middle of the performed lie. The best time to spot these in real life is to look for the facial expression that occurs after the liar has finished speaking. The mouth might skew or the eyes roll in an instant give-away. An example of a liar’s micro-expression is the duping delight — smiling with delight at getting away with a lie or a terrible crime.

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~Eowyn

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Hillary Clinton voted second most-hated person in Hollywood

National Enquirer has an online, entirely nonrepresentative poll on “The 25 Most Hated People in Hollywood”.

The poll asks you to vote for the top 25 out of a list of 50 names.

According to the results as of half an hour ago, Hillary Clinton is the second most hated person, after Rosie O’Donnell and before murderer O. J. Simpson. Barack Obama is the 4th most hated person. Here’s the top 25 most hated people list:

  1. Rosie O’Donnell: 548 votes; 6%.
  2. Hillary Clinton: 453 votes; 5%.
  3. O. J. Simpson: 370 votes; 3%.
  4. Barack Obama: 319 votes; 3%.
  5. Whoopi Goldberg: 309 votes; 3%.
  6. Kim Kardashian: 306 votes; 3%.
  7. Kanye West: 305 votes; 3%.
  8. Alec Baldwin: 273 votes; 3%.
  9. Kris Jenner: 266 votes; 3%.
  10. Woody Allen: 252 votes; 3%.
  11. Madonna: 245 votes; 3%.
  12. Chris Brown: 238 votes; 3%.
  13. Stephen Colbert: 234 votes; 3%.
  14. Charlie Sheen: 227 votes; 2%.
  15. Megyn Kelly: 213 votes; 2%.
  16. Shia LeBeouf: 200 votes; 2%.
  17. Justin Bieber: 197 votes; 2%.
  18. Barbra Streisand: 191 votes; 2%.
  19. Kylie Jenner: 182 votes; 2%.
  20. Roman Polanski: 177 votes; 2%.
  21. Miley Cyrus: 170 votes; 2%.
  22. Sean Penn: 166 votes; 2%.
  23. Angelina Jolie: 166 votes; 2%.
  24. Gwyneth Paltrow: 164 votes; 2%.
  25. Ellen DeGeneres: 163 votes; 2%.

HA HA HA HA HA!
I’m surprised Jane Fonda isn’t on the list.
To vote in the poll, click here!
~Eowyn

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Karma comes in three: John McCain, F. Lee Bailey & Bill Cosby

Or look at it another way: It’s God giving these three men one last chance to repent, before they must answer for their sins.

(1) Sen. John McCain (RINO-Az)

Nominally a Republican, McCain is a never-Trumper who gave the FBI the wholly fake “Russian prostitute golden shower” dossier on Trump, and actually said US leadership was stronger under Obama, when surveys found the military during the Obama administration to be plagued with low morale.
A warmonger (“neo-Con”) who has never met a war he doesn’t promote, McCain met with Syrian jihadists while going postal on Syrian Christians. He is loathed by military veterans for making political capital as a “war hero” when he “sang like a canary” to the VietCong and made a ‘Tokyo Rose’ propaganda recording. More unforgivable still are his tireless efforts to suppress information on America’s still-missing POWs.
On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix said in a statement that McCain has the most common but aggressive type of brain cancer called glioblastoma. Without treatment, survival is typically 3 months; with maximum treatment, the cancer usually recurs, with fewer than 3% to 5% of patients surviving longer than five years.
Despite that, not only has McCain refused to resign, he also trashed President Trump’s decision to end the Obama administration’s irrational and counter-productive policy of the CIA arming and training Syrian jihadists.

(2) F. Lee Bailey


F. Lee Bailey was one of O.J. Simpson’s four defense lawyers in Simpson’s trial for the 1994 murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. (On Thursday, July 20, 2017, O.J. was given parole for his 2007 robbery of sports memorabilia and will be released from a Nevada prison this October.)
A famous criminal defense attorney, the 83-year-old Bailey is now flat broke, reduced to living with a hairstylist.
Last year, Bailey filed for bankruptcy after a string of scandals inside and outside the courtroom left him disbarred and shamed, including an accusation that he misappropriated funds from his defense of an alleged drug dealer.
Unable to practice law, Bailey runs a consulting business above his girl friend’s hair salon.
Bailey’s lawyer pal, Alan Dershowitz — a friend of convicted millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein who frequently flew in the latter’s private plane to Epstein’s pedo-island, as well as provided legal assistance to the pedophile — blames “the vindictive way” Bailey’s been treated on his defense of Simpson.
Bailey continues to insist that a Los Angeles jury had reached the correct verdict in acquitting Simpson of the murders. (SFGate)

(3) Bill Cosby


The 80-year-old actor/comedian, accused by many women of rape and sexual assault, recently got off the hook when his trial for the 2004 sexual assault of Andrea Constand ended in a mistrial on June 17.
Not only has the prosecutor vowed to re-try Cosby, the National Enquirer reports that according to a source “close to Cosby,” the actor has senile dementia. The source says:

“Bill is showing signs of dementia. Some of his reasoning skills seem impaired. He’s been terribly forgetful and his normal behavior has changed. He’s doing strange things, like cutting a sandwich and eating it with a fork — and it’s not because of his vision. The problem is getting him to remember his lines, his own words. At some point, if his wife doesn’t step in — and right now that doesn’t seem like a real possibility — he’s going to need a caretaker, someone who is adept at handling a patient with dementia.”

Even Cosby’s attorney, Brian McMonagle is taken aback by his client’s impaired functioning.
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H/t FOTM‘s MCA
~Eowyn

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How to Spot a Liar

Humans deceive.

That’s the plain and painful truth.

In the increasingly dark times we live in, we need to practice spiritual jujitsu or self-defense, and hone our ability to discern when someone is lying to us, especially if that someone is a politician because the lies will affect our lives, negatively.

Pamela Meyer is the author of the book, LieSpotting: Proven Techniques to Detect Deception. In this TED lecture in 2011, she offers many very useful tips on how to spot a liar.

Below are the notes I took from the video. [Words between brackets colored teal are mine.]

Some Facts About Lying

  1. On any given day, we lie or are lied to from 10 to 200 times.
  2. Lying is a cooperative act: A lie is effective only when another cooperates with it because it’s something we want. That is why although we say we’re against lying, covertly (secretly) we’re for it.
  3. We lie 3 times within 10 minutes of meeting a stranger.
  4. We lie more to strangers than to people we know.
  5. Extraverts lie more than introverts. [Politicians are extraverts!]
  6. Men lie 8 times more about themselves than women; women lie more to protect others.
  7. We lie once in every 10 interactions with our spouse. The number drops to 3 in interactions with an unmarried partner.
  8. The more intelligent the species, the larger the cerebral cortex, the more likely is the species to be deceptive. That suggests lying has an evolutionary advantage.
  9. Human beings lie from the very beginning [Original Sin: We are born tinder for sin (fomes peccati)]:
  • Babies already deceive: They fake a cry, then pause and watch to see if anyone buys their fake crying.
  • One-year-olds know how to conceal.
  • Two-year-olds bluff.
  • Five-year-olds lie outright, e.g., they manipulate with flattery.
  • Nine-year-olds have mastered the coverup.
  • By college age, humans like to their parents in one out of 5 interactions.
  • By the time we enter the working world, we’re immersed in lies and deception.

Lie Spotting: How to Spot a Liar

There are two patterns [or modes] of deception: Speech and Body Language.

1. Speech:

  • Non-contracted denial: A denial that is over-determined, i.e., employs formal, instead of informal, language to deny, e.g., Bill Clinton said “I did not have sex with that woman . . . Miss Lewinsky.”
  • Distancing language: Use of language that (unconsciously) distances the speaker from the subject. Example: “I did not have sex with that woman.”

Bill Clinton

  • Qualifying language: e.g., saying “to tell the truth” or “in all candor.”
  • Repeating the question in its entirety. [My guess: this is a tactic to buy the liar more time to think of how to lie.]
  • Over-sharing: Peppering one’s account with too much detail.

2. Body language:

Freud said, “No mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips.”

  • Liars, instead of fidgeting, actually freeze their upper bodies when they’re lying.
  • Liars look you in the eye a little too much, to compensate for the myth that liars avoid eye contact.
  • Liars smile a fake smile, i.e., they smile only with their mouth, but not with their eyes, which can’t be faked.
  • Attitude: An honest person is cooperative, on your side; enthusiastic, willing and helpful in getting to the truth, willing to brainstorm, provide details; feels infuriated if falsely accused, not just in flashes but throughout the entire course of the interview or conversation; favors strict, instead of lenient punishment for transgressors. A deceptive person is withdrawn; looks down; lowers his voice; pauses; peppers his story with lots of and irrelevant details; tells the story in strict chronological order.

Giveaway body language (beginning at 11:40 mark):

  • Shaking our head when we say “yes” (e.g., Democrat VP candidate John Edwards, 12:00 to 12:30 mark in video).
  • Shrugging our shoulders when we tell a convincing lie.
  • Duping delight: Smiling with delight at getting away with a terrible crime (e.g., O. J. Simpson).

  • Masked expression: Be on the lookout for spotting the real expression that’s masked or concealed by the fake expression, which leaks out in a flash, e.g., murderers often mask sadness. The most important and dangerous masked expression that we need to look out for is CONTEMPT, i.e., thinking oneself as being superior to others; regarding others with scorn. The masked expression of contempt is marked by one lip corner pulled up and in, e.g., Dick Cheney.

An even more obvious sign of contempt is surreptitiously and slyly giving people the F-you middle finger, as in this:

Other indicators of deception:

  • Liars shift their eye-blink rate.
  • Liars point their feet toward an exit.
  • Liars put barrier objects between themselves and the person interviewing or conversing with them.
  • Liars alter their vocal tone, often going much lower.

How to Spot a Truth-Teller: What the Truth Looks like

1. Liars: Meyer used a video of Diane Downs — a murderous mother who lied about shooting her kids at close range — and points to the discrepancy between Downs’ cool demeanor and a great tragedy. Even more telling is Downs’ creepy smile after talking about her children’s death — Duping Delight.

2. Truth-tellers: Meyer then contrasts the video of the lying mother with a video of Ellen Runnion — a grieving mother confronting her daughter’s murderer-torturer in court. Runnion showed no false emotion, but only the authentic raw emotion of a mother in agony.

Does this remind you of all the videos of the Sandy Hook parents whose children supposedly were killed by alleged mass murderer Adam Lanza? See: 

~Eowyn

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Blacks Voted for Obama Because of Race

Excerpts from an excellent op-ed by Lloyd Marcus, a member of that very rare species — a conservative black American — and TEA Party favorite. Marcus rightly calls himself a “proud unhyphenated American.”

~Eowyn, another proud unhyphenated American

Obama in Las Vegas, Oct. 22, 2010

The Black Code: Why Obama Still Owns The Black Vote

Posted by Lloyd Marcus on July 14, 2011

Despite an unprecedented 39% of Americans believing our country is in permanent decline and Obama’s approval rating down in the 40’s, Obama still owns “the black vote”.

[…] Winning 96% of the black vote, Obama was truly black America’s impossible dream come true. […]

I questioned. Why are my thought processes so different than most of my fellow black Americans? Why did I choose to look a bit deeper into the content of Obama’s character rather than my critique of the man stopping at his skin color.

The answer. I am not submissive to “The Black Code”. Most blacks grow up adhering to an unspoken subliminally understood, Black Code.

  1. You must kick the butt of any white person who calls you the “n” word.
  2. You NEVER let a white person beat you in a fight.
  3. Relationships with whites must be kept at arms length maintaining a silent “us against them” mindset. Blacks who appear too friendly and comfortable around whites are viewed with suspicion; their “blackness” in question.

My natural instinct to relate to people as individuals rather than through an invisible wall of race has been a source of criticism all my life. My family and friends have ridiculed me for having “too many white friends”. Today, I realize my ability to relate to people as individuals is a blessing.

What I am about to say most children instinctively know, and yet, it is a concept extremely difficult for many adults to grasp. Good people and bad people come in ALL colors. Thus, it is wise to judge every human being as an individual.

The Obama Effect has been amazing, baffling and frustrating. Why do many of my intelligent black family members, friends and associates bow in worship of this man even though most of his policies clash with their Christian faith, principles and values?

Then, it dawned on me. The Black Code.

In loyalty to The Black Code, many educated entrepreneurial blacks turned off their brains choosing to ignore Obama’s destruction of their country. Then there are other black Obama supporters who are fellow social justice zealots and loyal to The Black Code.

Al Sharpton and the usual suspects along with their sycophant clueless puppy dog white liberal media exploit The Black Code at every opportunity.

Exploitation of The Black Code is the left’s strategy to defeat the tea party and get out the black vote in 2012. Their think tank went something like this. “I got it! Let’s call the tea party racist. We’ll accuse them of opposing Obama’s race rather than his agenda to fundamentally transform America. Instinctively, blacks will flock to the polls in defense of their brother against those white tea party rednecks.”

Johnny Cochran brilliantly exploited The Black Code in the OJ trial. Cochran proved himself to be a master of misdirection on the level of Houdini. He made the original focus of the trial, a husband practically beheading his wife and mother of his children, disappear. Magically, the OJ trial became about America’s original sin of slavery, the mistreatment of blacks over the years and Affirmative Action justice. Cochran had blacks so fired up and united against white America, they forgave OJ’s extreme violation of The Black Code. Not only did OJ have too many white friends, he even married a white woman. Still, black America embraced OJ as one of theirs and they were not going to let white America punish him. […] I found myself alone in my disapproval thinking, “I don’t get it. Why are they celebrating a man getting away with brutally murdering his wife?”

The emergence of Obama as America’s first black presidential candidate automatically activated The Black Code in the hearts and minds of most black Americans. Obama’s socialistic ideas, anti America associations and friends were irrelevant. Once again, I found myself odd man out with family and black friends. […]

Consequences for violating The Black Code are severe. I boldly proclaim myself to be an unhyphenated American rather than the politically correct term, African-American”. It never occurred to me my statement would be seen as a violation of The Black Code.  Folks, you would be stunned by the level of hatred, including a death threat, I have received from fellow blacks for simply calling myself an “American”. Forces demanding loyalty to The Black Code are extremely powerful, intimidating and potentially dangerous. Black racist minster Rev. Wright scolded blacks not submissive to The Black Code saying, “I am tired of Negroes who just don’t get it!”

I am a Christian. My loyalty to righteousness and truth trumps intimidation and any deep seeded loyalty to skin color.

Obama’s social justice agenda is evil and toxic to freedom, liberty and America. I will keep praying for God’s guidance as how to inspire my fellow black Americans to liberate themselves from The Black Code; removing the scales from their eyes allowing them to see and embrace the truth.

I am confident come November 2012, Barack Hussein Obama will not receive 96% of the black vote.

Lloyd Marcus, Proud Unhyphenated American

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