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How Well You Sleep May Hinge on Race
New York Times ^ | August 20, 2012 | DOUGLAS QUENQUA

Posted on 08/21/2012 8:06:25 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Moleendo Stewart can’t say for sure what’s caused his lifelong sleeping problems. But he has his suspicions.

There’s the childhood spent in loud, restless neighborhoods in Miami. “You hear people shooting guns all night, dealing drugs,” said Mr. Stewart, 41, who lives in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. He also cites his weight, 260 pounds, down from a peak of 310.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: race; sleep
White pillows must be the overwhelming cause.
1 posted on 08/21/2012 8:06:28 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

He’ weighs 260 pounds and he’s blaming his sleep problems on his race.

It’s time to cut off all food aid to the poor in this country for 60 days.. Not another bite for them.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 8:11:01 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Tomorrow morning, the sun will rise in the East. It’s racism, I tell you: pure racism.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 8:11:59 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: Lurker

I’ve only read the excerpt, but if I was cursed with a name like Moleendo, I’d probably be up nights, too.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 8:13:24 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They need to ban sleep.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 8:14:19 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ConservativeStatement

Race my arse.

Poverty/socio economic/urban vs. rural...yeah.


6 posted on 08/21/2012 8:14:42 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: ConservativeStatement
He also cites his weight, 260 pounds, ...

I'm assuming he's not built like an olympic diver, so he probably suffers from sleep apnea.

7 posted on 08/21/2012 8:17:01 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Mandrake gestures hypnotically)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Duh, if this thread is about Sleep-Profiling, than somebody is going to get a nasty call from the feared Profile Police!


8 posted on 08/21/2012 8:19:32 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: ConservativeStatement
"As a black person in America, even if you succeed in terms of education, you still have to deal with the inherent inequality of society"

What a horrible country we live in. Yeah, having the benefit of affirmative action hiring and an endless menu of special programs and privileges awarded based upon skin color would keep me up nights too. Maybe they should count benefits instead of sheep.

9 posted on 08/21/2012 8:22:37 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: FoxInSocks

“In one of two studies on the topic presented there, white participants from the Chicago area were found to get an average of 7.4 hours of sleep per night; Hispanics and Asians averaged 6.9 hours and blacks 6.8 hours.”

Well, well - the presstitute who wrote that New York Slimes ‘T*rd with no clean end’ conveniently forgot that both Hispanics and Asians got the same amount of sleep.

Next, Mr. Presstitute deliberately ignored the well know fact that Hispanics are at the lower end of most all parameters from degrees to percentage of violent criminals. But Mr. Presstitute ignores the fact that Asians sleep as do Hispanics yet vastly outperform them in nearly every area except crime.

Clearly, sleep is not the factor Mr. Presstitute claims. Bad Presstitute! Bad science, too! !


10 posted on 08/21/2012 8:34:42 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Give me a frikkin’ BREAK!


11 posted on 08/21/2012 8:42:06 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Dream Police live inside of his head ...


12 posted on 08/21/2012 8:46:35 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: ConservativeStatement; John Semmens

This is funnier than hell! I looked for The Onion (or John Semmens) and then saw it was NYT — which only added to the mirth.

Tell you what, you SOBs (sons of barack) BETTER sleep with one eye open after what you did to US, voting 99% for Odingo!

LOL


13 posted on 08/21/2012 8:56:22 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: VoiceOfBruck
I'm assuming he's not built like an olympic diver, so he probably suffers from sleep apnea.

I'd agree based on his weight and height.

14 posted on 08/21/2012 9:01:33 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Sandman is rayciss.


15 posted on 08/21/2012 9:06:44 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Oh great! Now if I get a good nights sleep I’m a racist.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 9:32:03 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Lurker

He’s complaining about growing up in nasty, deadly city diversity neighborhoods. Can’t blame him. A lot of people put on a lot of weight to hide themselves when traumatized as children and if I grew up in a hood of drug dealers gang thugs, I would be a tad neurotic, too. He ought not race bait whitey for it. He should give himself a better culture and environment.


17 posted on 08/21/2012 9:45:58 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: ConservativeStatement; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono

So now it is “racist” to say “Good night, sleep tight?


18 posted on 08/21/2012 9:49:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: VoiceOfBruck
I'm assuming he's not built like an olympic diver, Maybe for the new cannonball and belly flop events. Maximum splash gives bonus points instead of deductions.
19 posted on 08/21/2012 9:53:35 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Recycled Olympic tagline Shut up, Bob Costas. Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!)
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“You hear people shooting guns all night, dealing drugs"

loud drug dealers?

"CAN YOU DRUG DEALERS KEEP IT DOWN?? I CANT EVEN HEAR THE GUNFIRE!!"

20 posted on 08/21/2012 10:01:54 PM PDT by wafflehouse (RE-ELECT NO ONE !)
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To: ConservativeStatement

White pillows must be the overwhelming cause.

Made of cotton filler


21 posted on 08/21/2012 10:23:51 PM PDT by Figment
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To: GladesGuru

As you have pointed out, it has nothing to do with race and almost everything to do with environment.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 10:39:53 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Actually the medicos are correct, BUT they are generalizing it by saying "race" -- rather it is let's call it "sub-race" or ethnic groups.

Case in point -- people in Europe and India have a gene that allows them to digest milk. Mongols and Masai do have it as well (from the "Oriental" and "Black" racial stereotypical groups respectively) while Japanese don't have this.

Also, among Europeans too, there are different genetics at play between Nordics and Italians for instance.

Among blacks, those with West African heritage have different genetic issues compared to those with East African heritage

23 posted on 08/22/2012 12:20:17 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Lurker

I think one of the reasons why the poor in this country are obese is due to what food they get (note: I’m saying what they “get” — sometimes it is their choice to spend on other things rather than quality food) — if you give them carbohydrates only they will be fat.


24 posted on 08/22/2012 12:21:36 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Lurker

I think one of the reasons why the poor in this country are obese is due to what food they get (note: I’m saying what they “get” — sometimes it is their choice to spend on other things rather than quality food) — if they have carbohydrates only they will be fat.


25 posted on 08/22/2012 12:21:47 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: lightman
ethnicity does -- I'm sure that if one compares a Lapp to a person from say Crete, there will be differences in sleep patterns. I would guess that these sleep patterns continue into second and third generations even if they live in the same area.

it's not "race" as in black v/s white but more to ethnic history.

Also, most "blacks" in this country have some or more "white" blood and vice-versa so that genetic map can go haywire

26 posted on 08/22/2012 12:25:40 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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