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Left-handers 'more likely to be psychotic' ...
Daily Mail ^ | 11/01/2013 | Fiona Macrae

Posted on 11/01/2013 12:15:11 AM PDT by TexGrill

Left-handed people have a ‘strikingly higher’ chance of suffering from schizophrenia, research suggests. A study revealed left-handers accounted for 40 per cent of those with the mental illness. However, only around 10 per cent of the general population is left-handed. It is thought that the changes in the brain that make people left-handed may also contribute to schizophrenia. Famous left-handers include Prince William, Barack Obama, David Cameron, Sir Paul McCartney, Nicole Kidman and Angelina Jolie.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 11/01/2013 12:15:11 AM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

What about George HW Bush, Bill Clinton and H. Ross Perot?


2 posted on 11/01/2013 12:17:06 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: TexGrill

Yeah, but there are a lot more right handers than left handers so it more than evens out.


3 posted on 11/01/2013 12:18:00 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: TexGrill

I’ll have to check the studies, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t use the same statistical means as was used when pedophilia and homosexuality were changed from a disorder to a sexual orientation. Don’t be surprised when patriotism, honor, courage and commitment are labeled disorders.

I really want to see the “scientific” data for pre and post change in the manual.


4 posted on 11/01/2013 12:50:50 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: TexGrill

Not left handed but leftists in general...


5 posted on 11/01/2013 1:09:00 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: TexGrill

The voices in my head are telling me this story is nonsense. But as a lefty I might be biased.


6 posted on 11/01/2013 2:22:35 AM PDT by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: TexGrill
I think the psychosis began when I put my first fountain pen in my left hand and tried to write. The ink blotches oozed all over the paper and the desk. I saw these angry faces and demonic spirits in those nasty blotches. I became convinced I was crazy:


7 posted on 11/01/2013 2:25:50 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: TexGrill

Lefties aren’t crazy. We just see the world in different colors. It’s more interesting.


8 posted on 11/01/2013 3:59:11 AM PDT by lurk
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To: TexGrill
This brings to mind a study from a number of years back. It was shown that death records proved that left handers died at a much younger age than right handers. The authors speculated that right-handed tools such as power saws, routers and letter openers were to blame.

In fact, the only thing the study proved was that people tend to die at higher rates as they age. Older people that were dying were raised at a time when left-handedness was discouraged and children were forced to convert to right-handedness. Thus, the only left handers who died were younger.

9 posted on 11/01/2013 4:29:32 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: jonrick46

It’s not only fountain pens that are out to get you. Even coffee mugs, free ball point pens and letter openers are designed for right handers only.


10 posted on 11/01/2013 4:33:53 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: TexGrill
Some argue that the dominance of lefties in the top is simply a coincidence and the numbers will even out over time. Others claim left-handedness is associated with greater levels of creativity and skill - a disproportionate number of gifted artists, musicians and sportsmen are left-handed. Or it could simply be that living in a right-handed world means left-handers get used to fighting for their rights from an early age.

Or it could be this is yet another useless study sucking at the public teat, played up by a MSM too gutless to do real reporting, for a public too brain dead to notice they're being fed a steady diet of mental fluff.

11 posted on 11/01/2013 4:34:09 AM PDT by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
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To: TexGrill

I write left handed. I shoot left handed. I throw and bat right handed.

I don’t know where I fit in the world, but I know my parents stopped buying me sports equipment without me present when I was eight. They almost never guessed correctly which “handed” piece I would use.

So I guess I drove THEM crazy.


12 posted on 11/01/2013 4:34:33 AM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

The right side of the brain is less active in right handers and more active in left handers. The world is blessed to have that different way of thinking — normally. Obama is the only reason I know of to think otherwise.

I am left handed and capable of above average introspection. We south paws tend to be less adept at processing individual items of information. But I suspect that we are excellent at problem solving skills. As computer technology advances, the value of being left handed will increase.


13 posted on 11/01/2013 4:36:21 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Powerless? Not with the Liberty Amendments)
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To: TexGrill

I would give my right arm to be ambidextrous.


14 posted on 11/01/2013 4:37:31 AM PDT by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: Drawsing

LOL


15 posted on 11/01/2013 4:44:23 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Drawsing

I would give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

***

Good one.

Read it pre-coffee and hurt my brain.

:-)


16 posted on 11/01/2013 5:01:17 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americad)
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To: TexGrill

“However, only around 10 per cent of the general population is left-handed.”

B.S. Do I just live in some part of the world that is an aberration? Yes there are more right handers than lefties but 90%. No way.


17 posted on 11/01/2013 5:04:02 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: TexGrill

Five co-workers went to lunch one day. The hostess seated us at a booth. A commotion ensued as seemingly everyone wanted the end seat. Eventually, we all realized that four of the five of us were left-handed. Much laughter later, the sole right-handed person was seated in the add-on chair at the end of the table.


18 posted on 11/01/2013 5:36:34 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: rdcbn

What about us ambidextrous folks?


19 posted on 11/01/2013 5:45:11 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

More likely to be cannibals and bite Mooses sisters?


20 posted on 11/01/2013 5:50:23 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Vermont Lt

Ambidexterous


21 posted on 11/01/2013 5:56:00 AM PDT by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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To: GeronL

Only with a light chianti, thep thep thep.


22 posted on 11/01/2013 5:56:23 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative
What about us ambidextrous folks?

They're too afraid to publish the findings.

23 posted on 11/01/2013 5:56:56 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: lurk

We lefties must do a lot of ‘lurking’, lurk.


24 posted on 11/01/2013 6:23:22 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Cowboy Bob

Sounds sinister/s


25 posted on 11/01/2013 9:26:08 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Vermont Lt

I’m right handed, but I play guitar (albeit not too well) left-handed.....It was damned near impossible to find a left handed acoustic guitar.


26 posted on 11/01/2013 9:28:40 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I walked into a gun store, I was looking for a decent shot gun. They had the model I wanted, and when I asked to see it they told me it was left handed and it would take me a week or two to get a regular one.

Blew them away when I was happy about it. Sometimes this stuff works out!

And remember, Paul McCartney is left handed.


27 posted on 11/01/2013 10:35:12 AM PDT by Vermont Lt ( 1-800-318-2596, Mr President.)
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