Theodore John Kaczynski, Unabomber

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Discovery channel’s new anthology series on Ted Kaczynski premiered on August 1st. He has been called a child prodigy in mathematics and could solve advance Laplace transformations in high school. He was accepted into Harvard at age 16 and then completed his doctorate at University at 25. He became assistant Prof at University of California Berkeley.

“UNABOM” (UNiversity & Airline BOMber) was the title that FBI used. and was the subject of the FBI’s longest and costliest investigation.

He killed and Injured people with gruesome acts of terror. He still has no remorse over his actions.

He himself did not believe he was insane! the court appointed lawyers wanted him to plead insanity

In his 2010 book Technological Slavery, Kaczynski recalls that two prison psychologists, James Watterson and Michael Morrison, who visited him almost every day for a period of four years told him that they saw no indication that he suffered from any such serious mental illness, and that the paranoid schizophrenia diagnosis was “ridiculous” and a “political diagnosis.” Morrison also made remarks to him about psychologists and psychiatrists providing any desired diagnosis if they are well paid for doing so!!

So why did Mr. Kaczynski kill. Not all recluses kill and maim? How come a brilliant self effacing person behave so erratically. The erratic nature, in my opinion, started exhibiting right after he went to Berkeley as an assistant professor. Did he take drugs (60s were know for it, and Berkeley was the mecca of drug culture)?

I can only speculate that the brilliant mind was driven to madness through drugs. Because i have seen people – clear, logical, informative, charming lack emotional empathy. They don’t have empathy of others though brilliant. and i have seen poor people in DC- homeless and penniless smile at me, and help someone else – either a kind word or a small deed.

 

No passport needed

big sur water BigSurMap3This is a great list of wonderful places within the US of A that mimic the world’s best traveled places.

Mediterranean island, Big Sur, CA – PBS calls this living Eden. Big Sur is a sparsely populated region of the Central Coast of California where the Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean. The name “Big Sur” is derived from the original Spanish-language “el sur grande”, meaning “the big south”, or from “el país grande del sur”, “the big country of the south”, referring to its location south of the Monterey Peninsula. Mimics Greece Islands.

Denali National Park, Alaska. – If trying to climb glorious, ice-capped peaks is your thing, check out Alaska’s Denali National Park. Mount McKinley, the highest peak in North America, is the park’s centerpiece. At less than 10,000 feet shorter than Everest, it might be a good (closer) place to start. Think about the Himalayas.

JOSHUA TREEJoshua Tree National Park – The oddly-shaped Joshua Tree makes this national park in Southern California look like the exotic African steppe, but the tree is actually native to the Western U.S. Think about the African Steppe.

Tropical Paradise, Kauai, HI- No need to try to compare Hawaii’s most gorgeous and least-developed island, Kauai, with anywhere else in the world. You may recognize the lush, mountainous landscape as a backdrop for Jurassic Park. America’s own paradise may require hopping on a plane to get there, but the stunning scenery is well worth the ticket price.KAUAI above-wailua-river-3Key West- Closer Caribbean. Key West, at the southernmost tip of the Florida Keys, is about as close as you can get to the Caribbean without actually hopping on a cruise. With its crystal blue waters, year-round warm temperatures, and outdoor activities ranging from scuba diving to golf, the little isle is wildly popular with tourists.

key-west-1-copyAlpine Field – Mount Rainer, Washington State – To say that the hills are alive at Mount Rainier is actually a little scary. The ice-capped berg west of Seattle may look like a gentle giant, but it is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world

Amazon Jungle – el yunque national forest, Puerto Rico – El Yunque National Forest may not be in the continental U.S., but it’s the only tropical rain forest in the United States National Forest System. Between the forest’s towering mountains, cascading waterfalls and tropical flora and fauna, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the Amazonian jungle.

Puerto Rico Tourism Company El Yunque

Not so far FIJI – Playa Flamenco, Puerto Rico

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PS: The source of this article is Weather Channel here