Kouri, who's a vice president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, has assembled traits such as superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others.I've noticed. Ten dollars worth of gas doesn't go very far, which is another reason to sell the car. People make appointments to see the car and then never show up and they don't call to cancel. I dragged the kids back from the dog park on Saturday and the person never showed. The dogs could have continued to have a great time, as it was all they got to do was sit around the apartment all day. I've dropped the price a $1000 and still no takers. I can't drop it much more because it won't solve my financial problems and then I would be without a car to boot. Very frustrating.
These traits, Kouri points out in his analysis, are common to psychopathic serial killers.
But -- and here's the part that may spark some controversy and defensive discussion -- these traits are also common to American politicians. (Maybe you already suspected.)
Yup. Violent homicide aside, our elected officials often show many of the exact same character traits as criminal nutjobs, who run from police but not for office.
In typical Washington fashion they once again rammed through a bill that was supposed to help people but had a somewhat opposite effect in real life. Those who make a certain amount of money might be able to keep some type of roof over their head, as long as they don't want to eat real food. Ketchup is a vegetable. Again.
White guy kills three cops who he thinks are going to take away his guns, just a lone nutjob. Minutemen dressed as cops kill a Hispanic father and 9 year old daughter in their own home, not a hate crime. White man shoots a doctor in a church, not a crime of terror. White guys shoots up a church while spouting crap he heard on Limbaugh and Hannity, not a hate crime. Old white guy shoots a security guard at the Holocaust Museum, it's an isolated incident. Black guy with strange name kills a recruit and it's a bloody rampage and a "giant step forward for the jihadist movement". According to World Net Daily here is a partial list of recent church shootings, none of which are considered terrorist acts. I know it's not new, but can we say "double standard?"
- August 12, 2007: A lone gunman, Eiken Elam Saimon, opened fire in a Missouri Micronesian church, killing a pastor and two other churchgoers.
- May 20, 2007: A standoff between police and a suspect in the shootings of three people in a Moscow, Idaho, Presbyterian Church ended with three dead, including one police officer.
- Although not at a church building, the Oct. 2, 2006, attack in Lancaster County, Pa., by a gunman who killed five girls and then himself at an Amish school targeted a religious site.
- May 21, 2006: Louisiana. Four were killed by a man at Jesus Christ Church.
- Feb. 26, 2006: Michigan. Two people were killed at Zion Hope Missionary Baptist Church by a man who reportedly went to the church looking for his girlfriend. He later killed himself.
- April 9, 2005: A 27-year-old airman died after being shot at a church in College Park, Ga., where he had once worked as a security guard.
- March 12, 2005: A man walked into the services of the Living Church of God in Milwaukee and open fired immediately, killing seven people.
- Oct. 5, 2003: A woman opened fire in Turner Monumental AME church in Kirkwood, east of Atlanta, killing the pastor and two others.
- Sept. 16, 1999: Seven young people were killed when a man opened fire during a prayer service for teen-agers at the Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas