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Assassin Typologies
In an attempt to understand the characteristics of assassins a number of researchers have attempted to establish assassin typologies. However there is a considerable amount of controversy around these efforts. James Clarke established 4 typologies in his 1982 text, American Assassins, the Darker Side of Politics:
Type I - These assassins view their acts as a sacrifice of themselves for a political ideal. These are politically motivated crimes, and while these assassins may attempt to escape after their acts their beliefs, passion and zeal means that capture and death are an acceptable risk.
Type II - These assassins have an overwhelming and aggressive need for acceptance, recognition and status. These crimes are motivated by their own, personal problems. The assassination may generate the recognition they feel they have been missing in their lives.
Type III - These assassins are ‘Psychopaths’. They do not exhibit rage or hatred at a particular person; rather, they focus on targets that represent the culture or group as a whole. It is not a politically motivated crime but instead they are contemptuous of normal social convention.
Type IV - These assassins suffer from mental disorders characterised by hallucinations and delusions of persecution and/or grandeur. Their contact with reality is so minimal that they are unable to understand the gravity of their actions. 
(Picture above: Lee Harvey Oswald, charged with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, being led by policemen.)

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Assassin Typologies

In an attempt to understand the characteristics of assassins a number of researchers have attempted to establish assassin typologies. However there is a considerable amount of controversy around these efforts. James Clarke established 4 typologies in his 1982 text, American Assassins, the Darker Side of Politics:

  • Type I - These assassins view their acts as a sacrifice of themselves for a political ideal. These are politically motivated crimes, and while these assassins may attempt to escape after their acts their beliefs, passion and zeal means that capture and death are an acceptable risk.
  • Type II - These assassins have an overwhelming and aggressive need for acceptance, recognition and status. These crimes are motivated by their own, personal problems. The assassination may generate the recognition they feel they have been missing in their lives.
  • Type III - These assassins are ‘Psychopaths’. They do not exhibit rage or hatred at a particular person; rather, they focus on targets that represent the culture or group as a whole. It is not a politically motivated crime but instead they are contemptuous of normal social convention.
  • Type IV - These assassins suffer from mental disorders characterised by hallucinations and delusions of persecution and/or grandeur. Their contact with reality is so minimal that they are unable to understand the gravity of their actions. 

(Picture above: Lee Harvey Oswald, charged with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, being led by policemen.)

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“We all of us bear a touch of darkness, just as surely as we bear light. Much as with the twin sets of Crystals. And the darkened underworld that rests beneath your planet’s brighter surface. But as long as there is darkness, so will there always be light.”
Fusoya

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Sticking tape on a frosted glass makes it see through. Air and glass have a very different refractive index, so if you have a rough glass surface, the incoming light is scattered in all directions, thus blurring the image you see through it.
Tape has a similar refractive index as glass, so if you stick it to frosted glass, the sticky material will fill out the little bumps in the glass. The non-sticky side is practically flat, so by sticking tape to the frosted side of glass that’s frosted on one side, you are essentially making it flat again, and making the glass clear. 

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Sticking tape on a frosted glass makes it see through. Air and glass have a very different refractive index, so if you have a rough glass surface, the incoming light is scattered in all directions, thus blurring the image you see through it.

Tape has a similar refractive index as glass, so if you stick it to frosted glass, the sticky material will fill out the little bumps in the glass. The non-sticky side is practically flat, so by sticking tape to the frosted side of glass that’s frosted on one side, you are essentially making it flat again, and making the glass clear. 

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A letter from Gandhi to Hitler written in July 1939

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A letter from Gandhi to Hitler written in July 1939

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The interior of serial killer Ed Gein’s bedroom. Gein is thought to have murdered two people, and had filled his home with a variety of items made from the body parts of numerous corpses, which he had acquired through grave-robbing.

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The interior of serial killer Ed Gein’s bedroom. Gein is thought to have murdered two people, and had filled his home with a variety of items made from the body parts of numerous corpses, which he had acquired through grave-robbing.

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Scenes from the documentary film Cropsey, which exposes Willowbrook State School on Staten Island where mentally ill children were kept in appalling conditions. Just a heads up this film uses words we consider slurs today. (Watch Cropsey Here)(Top 10 Disturbing Documentaries Post) 

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Kiki’s Delivery Service Trailer

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Pokémon Center Halloween mini clearfile, 2009.

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Star Wars Macarons

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 Believe.

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Y.R.P. In position. It’s showtime, girls.

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Photograph of serial killer Albert Fish in the electric chair. He was executed on the 16th of January 1936

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Horrific Torture Devices Throughout History

  • The Rack - Probably the most infamous and widely used instrument of torture was the rack which dates back to the ancient Greeks. There are few records of its use before the Middle Ages but, during the Spanish Inquisition, there was a large increase in its use.
  • The Brazen Bull - This device was designed in Greece by Perillos of Athens. He was a brass founder and cast the shape of a hollow bull with a door on the side. The condemned person was put inside the bull and a fire was lit underneath the device causing the person to roast to death. It was configured with tubes and pipes so the person screaming inside would sound like the bull was raging.
  • Amputation - Even minor crimes in Medieval Europe could send the offenders to the executioner. Varies body parts were amputated or mutilated in lieu of death, although most victims would die from complications from the “procedure”. No body part was off limits.
  • Wooden Torture Chair with Steel Blades - Mainly used in China, this chair was a severe form of punishment. Despite its horrific use, these chairs were often ornately decorated with foliage, scrolls and the heads of mythical sea monsters called Macara.
  • The Breaking Wheel - This wheel of torture was used to kill criminals in an extremely slow and painful way. This device was a large wagon wheel. People were chained to the wheel at their wrists and ankles. They were then beaten with hammers and stuck with hot pokers. After the torture was complete, prisoners were left attached to the wheel while birds would peck at their flesh until death occurred.
  • Punishment of the Wooden Collar - It is composed of two pieces of wood, hollowed out in the middle, which, when put together, leave room for the neck. The weight of the collar ranged from 40 to 200 pounds depending on the severity of the crime. Immobility and public
  • Scold’s Bridle (also known as branks) - A 16th century instrument of punishment used primarily on women. The device was an iron muzzle that enclosed the head with a bridle-bit projected into the mouth and pressed on top of the tongue. The curb-plate was often studded with spikes so if the offender moved her tongue, the pain would be unbearable making speech impossible. Women seen as shrews, nags and even witches were often forced to wear the bridle.

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