Science Probes Team Kimberlin

Dishonesty is an integral part of our social world, influencing domains ranging from finance and politics to personal relationships. Anecdotally, digressions from a moral code are often described as a series of small breaches that grow over time. Here we provide empirical evidence for a gradual escalation of self-serving dishonesty and reveal a neural mechanism supporting it. Behaviorally, we show that the extent to which participants engage in self-serving dishonesty increases with repetition.

Translation for members of Team Kimberlin: Little lies lead to more frequent lies, and eventually lead to larger, more extensive deception.  Three years ago:

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Is It Really This Bad?

In This War Minnesota’s Twin Cities Are Lost

The jihadi network in America is documented by UTT here, here and here, as well as in Raising a Jihadi Generation.

The Islamic jihadi network in the United States includes the most prominent Islamic organizations in America, as well as most of the 3,000+ Islamic Centers/mosques, all of the 700+ Muslim Students Associations (MSAs), all of the Islamic Societies and Islamic Associations (Hamas), and a large number of the Islamic non-profits created in 1993 forward.

The purpose of the Islamic Movement here – per their stated doctrine – is to wage Civilization Jihad until America becomes an Islamic State under sharia (Islamic Law).


I have no data to support that Minnesota’s Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul for those in Yorba Linda) have fallen,  but I do know that the actions of the Obama administration could not be more beneficial to the expansion of an Islamic state in North America.

This could be incompetence, foolishness, naivete or selfish politics.  All of those explanations are long shots at this point.  The American left is either dumb, or they are actively evil.  Complicit seems more likely.


Minneapolis: Muslims riot, attack cops during protest of HBO series on jihad recruitment


There is Violence Against Refugees, Just Not What the Left Expected

Human rights report reveals widespread violent attacks on Christian refugees in Germany

A report just released by the international religious freedom organisation Open Doors reveals a shocking level of attacks on Christian refugees while being housed in German refugee centres. Over the period covered by the research, up to September 2016, a total of 743 cases are documented of Christian refugees who have reported religiously motivated attacks.

Disturbingly, Open Doors report that: “With more staff at hand, a significantly-higher number of cases could have been included in the survey.” In other words the true extent of the persecution of Christian refugees from Iraq, Syria and other places, is not really known. Bear in mind that these human rights abuses are taking place on German soil while those who have fled from ISIS jihadists are supposedly under the protection of the German authorities.

Kinda Related:

Amazon stopped selling the sexy Burka costume.  Sexy nun?  Still available.  The costume anyway.

I hate to say this out loud, but am I the only person actually offended by the Amazon logo? Do you NOT see it?  

What is the Most Offensive Part of This Cartoon?

While we ponder that, let’s read the apology from the IndyStar:

“On Friday, we posted a Gary Varvel cartoon at that offended a wide group of readers. Many of them labeled it as racist. Gary did not intend to be racially insensitive in his attempt to express his strong views about President Barack Obama’s decision to temporarily prevent the deportation of millions of immigrants living and working illegally in the United States. But we erred in publishing it.

The cartoon depicted an immigrant family climbing through a window of a white family’s home as Thanksgiving dinner was served. I was uncomfortable with the depiction when I saw it after it was posted.”

Here is the edited cartoon, and together the two images form an odd “Can you Find the Differences” game.  I see only one.


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“We initially decided to leave the cartoon posted to allow readers to comment and because material can never truly be eliminated once it is circulating on the web. But we are removing the cartoon from the opinion section of our website, as well as an earlier version posted on Facebook that showed one character with a mustache.”

It was the most racist mustache ever.  


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Charlotte, NC Protests Cost City Big Bucks

From the Unintended Consequences Dept of the Craft Blog:

The Associated Press is reporting the city of Charlotte says protests following the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in September cost city taxpayers $4.6 million.

Most of that figure went to police officers who worked overtime.

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Mostly Peaceful.

Guess What’s a Disability?


Pretty much anything they can think of…

The Express (UK)


But now in dramatic move the World Health Organisation will change the standard to suggest that a person who is unable to find a suitable sexual partner or is lacking a sexual relationship to have children – will now be equally classified as disabled. 

WHO says the change will give every individual “the right to reproduce”.

The move might make it easier for people without sex partners — or whose sex partners lack the required parts for reproduction — to sign up for in vitro fertilization.

Is it impolite to suggest that certain traits which up until now have slowed the reproduction options of some individuals — that those traits will begin turning up in the population more often?

Under the new rules, heterosexual single men and women and gay men and women who want to have children will now be given the same priority as a couple seeking IVF because of medical fertility problems. 

The problem with groups like the WHO, is not just that they are unelected.  Or that they can offer up ideas which would be laughed out of any common sense discussion.

The problem with groups like the WHO is that they will be quoted and referenced as experts on policy.  Same as the ACLU, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.