Monthly Archives: November 2008

How to Detect Lies

(http://www.blifaloo.com/info/lies.php)

How to Detect Lies

Become a Lie Detector

how to see a fake smile

Introduction to Detecting Lies:

The following techniques to telling if someone is lying are often used by police, and security experts. This knowledge is also useful for managers, employers, and for anyone to use in everyday situations where telling the truth from a lie can help prevent you from being a victim of fraud/scams and other deceptions.

Warning: Sometimes Ignorance is bliss; after gaining this knowledge, you may be hurt when it is obvious that someone is lying to you.

Signs of Deception:

Body Language of Lies:

• Physical expression will be limited and stiff, with few arm and hand movements. Hand, arm and leg movement are toward their own body the liar takes up less space.

• A person who is lying to you will avoid making eye contact.

• Hands touching their face, throat & mouth. Touching or scratching the nose or behind their ear. Not likely to touch his chest/heart with an open hand.

Emotional Gestures & Contradiction

• Timing and duration of emotional gestures and emotions are off a normal pace. The display of emotion is delayed, stays longer it would naturally, then stops suddenly.

• Timing is off between emotions gestures/expressions and words. Example: Someone says “I love it!” when receiving a gift, and then smile after making that statement, rather then at the same time the statement is made.

• Gestures/expressions don’t match the verbal statement, such as frowning when saying “I love you.”

• Expressions are limited to mouth movements when someone is faking emotions (like happy, surprised, sad, awe, )instead of the whole face. For example; when someone smiles naturally their whole face is involved: jaw/cheek movement, eyes and forehead push down, etc.

Interactions and Reactions

• A guilty person gets defensive. An innocent person will often go on the offensive.

• A liar is uncomfortable facing his questioner/accuser and may turn his head or body away.

• A liar might unconsciously place objects (book, coffee cup, etc.) between themselves and you.

Verbal Context and Content

• A liar will use your words to make answer a question. When asked, “Did you eat the last cookie?” The liar answers, “No, I did not eat the last cookie.”

•A statement with a contraction is more likely to be truthful: “ I didn’t do it” instead of “I did not do it”

• Liars sometimes avoid “lying” by not making direct statements. They imply answers instead of denying something directly.

• The guilty person may speak more than natural, adding unnecessary details to convince you… they are not comfortable with silence or pauses in the conversation.
• A liar may leave out pronouns and speak in a monotonous tone. When a truthful statement is made the pronoun is emphasized as much or more than the rest of the words in a statement.

• Words may be garbled and spoken softly, and syntax and grammar may be off. In other
words, his sentences will likely be muddled rather than emphasized.

Other signs of a lie:

• If you believe someone is lying, then change subject of a conversation quickly, a liar follows along willingly and becomes more relaxed. The guilty wants the subject changed; an innocent person may be confused by the sudden change in topics and will want to back to the previous subject.

• Using humor or sarcasm to avoid a subject.

Final Notes:

Obviously, just because someone exhibits one or more of these signs does not make them a liar. The above behaviors should be compared to a persons base (normal) behavior whenever possible.

Birth-date Trees

(http://www.wowzone.com/whattree.htm)

Dec 23 to Jan 01 Apple Tree

Jan 02 to Jan 11 Fir Tree

Jan 12 to Jan 24 Elm Tree

Jan 25 to Feb 03 Cypress Tree

Feb 04 to Feb 08 Poplar Tree

Feb 09 to Feb 18 Cedar Tree

Feb 19 to Feb 28 Pine Tree

Mar 01 to Mar 10 Weeping Willow Tree

Mar 11 to Mar 20 Lime Tree

Mar 21 Oak Tree

Mar 22 to Mar 31 Hazelnut Tree

Apr 01 to Apr 10 Rowan Tree

Apr 11 to Apr 20 Maple Tree

Apr 21 to Apr 30 Walnut Tree

May 01 to May 14 Poplar Tree

May 15 to May 24 Chestnut Tree

May 25 to Jun 03 Ash Tree

Jun 04 to Jun 13 Hornbeam Tree

Jun 14 to Jun 23 Fig Tree

Jun 24 Birch Tree

Jun 25 to Jul 04 Apple Tree

Jul 05 to Jul 14 Fir Tree

Jul 15 to Jul 25 Elm Tree

Jul 26 to Aug 04 Cypress Tree

Aug 05 to Aug 13 Poplar Tree

Aug 14 to Aug 23 Cedar Tree

Aug 24 to Sep 02 Pine Tree

Sep 03 to Sep 12 Weeping Willow Tree

Sep 13 to Sep 22 Lime Tree

Sep 23 Olive Tree

Sep 24 to Oct 03 Hazelnut Tree

Oct 04 to Oct 13 Rowan Tree

Oct 14 to Oct 23 Maple Tree

Oct 24 to Nov 11 Walnut Tree

Nov 12 to Nov 21 Chestnut Tree

Nov 22 to Dec 01 Ash Tree

Dec 02 to Dec 11 Hornbeam Tree

Dec 12 to Dec 21 Fig Tree

Dec 22 Beech Tree

(ASH TREE (the Ambition) – uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be egotistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over the heart, but takes partnership very seriously.

BEECH TREE (the Creative) – has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.)

BIRCH TREE (the inspiration) – vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

CEDAR TREE (the Confidence) – of rare beauty, knows how to adapt, likes luxury, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, determined, impatient, likes to impress others, many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waiting for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

CHESTNUT TREE (the Honesty) – of unusual beauty, does not want to impress, well-developed sense of justice, vivacious, interested, a born diplomat, but irritates easily and sensitive in company, often due to a lack of self confidence, acts sometimes superior, feels not understood loves only once, has difficulties in finding a partner.

FIG TREE (the Sensibility) – very strong, a bit self-willed, independent, does not allow contradiction or arguments, loves life, its family, children and animals, a bit of a social butterfly, good sense of humor, likes idleness and laziness, of practical talent and intelligence.

HAZELNUT TREE (the Extraordinary) – charming, undemanding, very understanding, knows how to make an impression, active fighter for social cause, popular, moody, and capricious lover, honest, and tolerant partner, precise sense of judgment.

HORNBEAM TREE (the Good Taste) – of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgement in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.

LIME TREE (the Doubt) – accepts what life dishes out in a composed way, hates fighting, stress, and labor, dislikes laziness and idleness, soft and relenting, makes sacrifices for friends, many talents but not tenacious enough to make them blossom, often wailing and complaining, very jealous but loyal.

MAPLE TREE (Independence of Mind) – no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.

OAK TREE (the Brave) – robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.

OLIVE TREE (the Wisdom) – loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.

PINE TREE (the Particular) – loves agreeable company, very robust, knows how to make life comfortable, very active, natural, good companion, but seldom friendly, falls easily in love but its passion burns out quickly, gives up easily, everything disappointments until it finds its ideal, trustworthy, practical.

POPLAR TREE (the Uncertainty) – looks very decorative, not very self-confident, only courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

ROWAN TREE (the Sensitivity) – full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

WALNUT TREE (the Passion) – unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

WEEPING WILLOW (the Melancholy) – beautiful but full of melancholy, attractive, very empathetic, loves anything beautiful and tasteful, loves to travel, dreamer, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with, demanding, good intuition, suffers in love but finds sometimes an anchoring partner.

Anak Sekolah Masuk Pukul 06.30 WIB (Baca: Gak Penting, Gak Ngefek ke Macet dan Nyusahin Orang)

http://www.detiknews.com/read/2008/11/21/150715/1040850/10/jam-masuk-anak-sekolah-dimajukan-tak-selesaikan-kemacetan, Chazinah Gusnita – detikNews

Jumat, 21/11/2008 15:07 WIB
Jam Masuk Anak Sekolah Dimajukan Tak Selesaikan Kemacetan

Jakarta – Pemprov DKI Jakarta mengubah jam masuk anak sekolah dari 07.00 menjadi 06.30 WIB untuk mengurangi kemacetan pada Januari 2009. Kebijakan ini dinilai tak bisa menyelesaikan kemacetan Ibukota.
“Menurut saya kalau perbedaan waktu setengah jam (masuk anak sekolah dan pekerja), nggak efektif,” kata peneliti dari Masyarakat Transportasi Indonesia, Milatia Mukmin, kepada detikcom, Jumat (21/11/2008).
Menurut Mila, para pekerja di DKI Jakarta, rata-rata tinggal di Depok, Bogor, Tangerang, Bekasi, dan Pamulang. Pekerja yang rumahnya di luar Jakarta harus berangkat kerja 1-2 jam sebelum masuk. Jadi semua pekerja tetap akan menumpuk di jalan pada jam tertentu.
“Perjalanan kita jauh-jauh. Kalau perbedaannya antara 2-3 jam mungkin bisa mengurangi. Yang masuk pukul 07.00 sudah masuk kantor. Lalu yang masuk pukul 09.00 baru berangkat pukul 07.00 WIB. Jadi jalanan sudah sepi baru mereka berangkat,” jelasnya.
Kebijakan ini juga tidak efektif bila dilihat dari psikologi anak. Bukan perkara mudah anak bangun lebih pagi dari biasanya.
“Kita harusnya belajar dari negara lain. Anak sekolah justru start pukul 09.00 WIB. Yang kecil-kecil ini masuk pukul 07.00 WIB saja sudah reseh, apalagi lebih pagi,” imbuhnya.(gus/nrl)

Menurut gw sih, pemerintah kita tersayang mulai bikin peraturan gak masuk akal lagi Anyway, dia berapa taon tinggal di Jakarta sih? Gak liat pengemis di jalanan? Gak liat gubuk2 pinggir kali? Gak liat anak putus sekolah? Gak diurusin tuh?

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (new official trailer)

Twilight Forest Scene

Decode (acoustic version)-Paramore => Twilight Soundtrack

‘Twilight’ Sequels Optioned; Studio Acquires ‘New Moon,’ ‘Eclipse’ & ‘Breaking Dawn’

(http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/11/14/twilight-sequels-optioned-studio-acquires-new-moon-eclipse-breaking-dawn/, Rick Marshall)

Twilight” hasn’t hit theaters yet, but that doesn’t mean Summit Entertainment isn’t thinking well beyond the big-screen debut of Stephenie Meyer’s beloved vampire-romance novels. The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Summit has acquired the rights to the next three books in Meyer’s series, “New Moon,” “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn.” Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, who adapted “Twilight,” will pen the scripts for “New Moon” and “Eclipse,” while a writer has yet to be named for “Breaking Dawn.”

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This means that Rosenberg will have to do a lot of reading in the near future, as THR reports that the screenwriter refused to read ahead in the series when she was adapting “Twilight.” With that in mind, one has to wonder what Rosenberg would say about tonight’s premiere of the new MTV movies show “Spoilers” (airing tonight at 7:30 PM EST on MTV) which promises to include some never-before-seen looks at the “Twilight” movie, among other high-profile previews.

According to THR, Summit is looking to build itself a film franchise with Meyer’s series — which, in what is certainly not news to many readers here, has a fan following to rival any property out there these days. (Heck, even President-Elect Obama is a “Twilight” fan.)