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The term in English is derived from the Chinese 洗脑 "clean/wash the brain", used to describe the combination of torture and propaganda-barrage used on U.N.-aligned troops, mostly U.S. Americans, during the Korean War in order to extract false confessions for use in broader propaganda. The actual efficacy of any form of brain washing, from torture to subtle persuasion to drugs to hypnotism, is highly disputed. It is generally held that such techniques can be very good at extracting compliance from the victim, but true ideological turn-about à la the books and film 1984 or The Manchurian Candidate is not to be expected

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Brainwashed
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Stuff on IQ tests.

Stuff on what IQ tests are actually used for.

(But Kate, why are you reading that stupid blog?! Hello, I'm in the Army. Do you have any idea how many people I know or am associated with who can go from strapping Rangers in their 20s who can carry seven Kates at once to being disabled in the time it takes for an explosion to happen? This is relevant to me.)
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!!!!

THIS IS AN AWESOME BLOG YOU SHOULD SERIOUSLY READ IT ALL
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lol. lol.

I was just downstairs and I ended up going through the lego box, an old steamer trunk...Found the torso of my first lego guy, and the torso of the aquanaut I had. I always preferred the "villain," the aquashark.

I also found the pink stairs to Dolphin Point, one year's Easter present (my brother--there being only one of them at the time--got Cabana Beach).

I got this for not pitching a fuss while playing the violin for a whole week (y'know, this should have cued 'em in to the fact that the violin was a bad idea). Oh, and I had this and this and this. And my brother had this.

siigh

Anyway, I actually logged on to complain about the fact that lego themes are now basically just movies--star wars, indiana jones, spider-man...bleh! I don't see the point to playing to someone else's plot. And yes, I say that as someone who just posted a bunch of fanfiction.

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