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  • Polling in Real Time: The 2018 Midterm Elections

    The NY Times and Siena College are polling the "tossup" Midterm districts. Of the polling done in September so far, 7 REPs are leading, 3 DEMs are leading and 1 tied race out of 11 districts polled (DECENT RESULTS FOR REPUBLICANS!) 5 more districts are being polled right now. Results can be viewed in Real Time. Republicans are leading in 3 of the 5. What is shocking to me is the very low response rate. For example, in Colorado 6, there have been 489 responses out of 26,456 phone calls. That is less than 2% taking the poll. How can...
  • Professoriate’s Self-Proclaimed Neutrality

    02/24/2014 11:45:00 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | February 24, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    With a straight face, professors mostly tell you that they avoid advocacy. “The American Economic Association has never taken a position on any public-policy issue,” Beth McMurthie wrote in The Chronicle of Higher Education on February 21, 2014. “The American Political Science Association is thinking about becoming more active.” “And some members of the American Studies Association are wishing their organization were less so. In academe, where every argument quickly finds a counterargument, the role of the disciplinary association in matters of public advocacy is a curious one. Recent, heated debates within the American Studies Association and Modern Language Association...
  • Election Polls -- Accuracy Record in Presidential Elections-Gallup Poll Accuracy Record

    10/21/2012 11:54:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 29 replies
    Gallup ^ | 10/21/2012 | Gallup
    Click the link to see the accuracy of the Gallup poll from 1936 to present. With a few exceptions, it's been quite accurate, usually not off more than a few points either way. And those that are off more than 3 pts on the plus side have usually gone to the Dem.
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    06/08/2011 5:52:01 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 53 replies ^ | Jun. 7 2011 - 2:04 pm | Larry Bell
    It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.
  • Drew Brees' accuracy-a better story than Leach v TTU.

    12/30/2009 2:59:53 PM PST · by izzatzo · 4 replies · 366+ views
    You Tube ^ | 12/30/09 | Sport Science
    Football story better than Leach v TTU-pretty phenomenal accuracy.
  • A Clean Barrel

    10/30/2009 8:24:14 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 56 replies · 2,246+ views
    The National Rifleman ^ | October 2009 | John Barsness
    Many obsessive riflemen “know” a lot of things about the insides of their barrels. They know they must break-in barrels and that any bore only slightly smudged by the passage of bullets will shoot less accurately compared with a barrel as clean as Aunt Josie’s kitchen floor. First, let’s examine “proper” barrel break-in. According to just about everybody, this is accomplished by firing one shot, cleaning the barrel of all powder and copper fouling, firing another shot, cleaning, etc. Advice on how long to continue this tedious routine varies from 10 to 30 rounds. The procedure supposedly smooths the bore,...
  • (LEAD) N. Korean missile launches aimed at improving accuracy: official

    07/04/2009 11:46:15 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 1,140+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 07/05/09
    (LEAD) N. Korean missile launches aimed at improving accuracy: official SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's latest missile launches appear to have been aimed at improving the missiles' accuracy, a South Korean official said Sunday, noting the launches may have provided some results. "Five out of seven missiles North Korea fired yesterday landed within the same area in the East Sea, about 420 kilometers from the launch site," the official said, asking not to be identified. "This means the accuracy of North Korean missiles is improving," the official added. North Korea is said to have about 1,000 ballistic missiles...
  • Despite Ignorance, Too Many Still Spout Off

    12/11/2007 6:14:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies · 732+ views
    IBD ^ | December 11, 2007 | Thomas Sowell
    People for whom indignation is a way of life — and there seem to be an increasing number of such people — repeatedly have outbursts of outrage whenever the police fire a lot of shots at some criminal. People who have never fired a gun in their lives, and have never had a split second in which to make a decision that could mean life or death for themselves or others, are often nevertheless convinced that the police used excessive force. As someone who once taught pistol shooting in the Marine Corps, it has never seemed strange to me that...
  • Watch the video: a look at an American soldier without political correctness (part I)

    04/18/2007 10:05:18 AM PDT · by drzz · 17 replies · 1,106+ views
    Watch the video ^ | 04/18/2007 | drzz
    To continue on the serie "learn the US history without political correctness", here is part one of a documentary on an American soldier tarnished by political correctness. Please spend a little time to learn what this soldier did and why it is so important that the American people know their history without the rewriting of the left. They fought for the flag, the flag must not forget them. See the other video of this serie:
  • Sabato Track Record

    11/07/2006 4:11:51 AM PST · by NavVet · 18 replies · 1,088+ views
    Vanity | N/A | Vanity
    Every election, I seem to recall Sabato and Dick Morris being wrong at some point. Although Morris goes back and forth so much it's hard to tell. Is there any website that tracks the accuracy of pundit predictions. I'm particularly interested in a historical look at Sabato's so-called "crystal ball."
  • Analysis of Real Clear Politics Poll Averages: How accurate have they been in the past?

    11/05/2006 11:30:02 AM PST · by Western Civ 4ever · 26 replies · 3,137+ views
    11/5/2006 | Me
    It occurred to me as my fellow Freepers are likely as gut-wrenched as I am over the next poll release, to look at comprehensive averages of all non-partisan public polls in the last two election cycles (the two in which Karl Rove's GOTV apparatus has been in place). We're counting on this wonderful, well-oiled machine to pull us accross the line in the close ones. Did we really defy the polls to an extent that this is likely this year? There are a couple of ways to measure this. We can examine how the poll averages compare in terms of...

    08/04/2006 8:52:49 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 6 replies · 304+ views
    self | August 4, 2006 | swampsniper
    These are targets printed in Ned Roberts book "The Muzzle Loading Cap Lock Rifle". Accurate rifles are not a new invention.
  • The Bible told them so

    07/27/2006 11:28:16 AM PDT · by truthfinder9 · 10 replies · 388+ views ^ | July 25, 2006 | Mike S. Adams
    Yesterday, a reader wrote to complain that, in my columns, I rely too often on the Bible as a source of knowledge. In fact, he stated that “The Bible was written and edited by still unknown authors who, at the time, thought the world was flat and a wheelbarrow was a modern invention.” The assertion that the Bible was “written and edited by still unknown authors” is not terribly important. For example, the fact that scholars can’t agree on who wrote the Book of Hebrews—they generally agree on the authorship of all other Books of the New Testament—is hardly a...
  • Al Gore's Media Lovefest ( Belies grades of D's and C-minus )

    05/26/2006 7:39:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies · 2,264+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 26, 2006 | Dan Gainor & Amy Menefee
    John Lennon once wrote that "All you need is love." If that's the case, former presidential candidate Al Gore is a happy man. He is in the middle of a media lovefest celebrating his work, his career - even his efforts as actor, author, dancer and comedian. The former vice president has both a movie and a book about global warming debuting under the title "An Inconvenient Truth." He has gone from media darling to "the summer's most unlikely movie star," as NBC's Katie Couric called him in a May 24 interview. Gore, who Couric also called "funny, vulnerable, disarming,...
  • What’s wrong with a probe of election accuracy?

    01/11/2006 3:47:33 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies · 296+ views
    Arizona Capitol Times ^ | 30 Dec 2005 | John Semmens
    Senate President, Ken Bennett, R-1, finds it “troubling.” Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says he is “concerned” and has “serious questions about legality and ethics.” From the portentous rhetoric, a person could not be blamed for fearing that organized crime may have seized control of Arizona’s government, which millions in public funds have gone missing, or that some other major calamity has befallen us. It should come as a great source of relief to discover that all this hyperventilating is over the efforts of Sen. Jack Harper, R-4, to investigate a voting irregularity from the 2004 election. In the 2004...
  • Can you trust Wikipedia? [Experts grade seven articles, not even a D- average]

    10/24/2005 6:52:08 AM PDT · by cloud8 · 39 replies · 1,958+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | 10-24-05 | Mike Barnes
    The founder of the online encyclopedia written and edited by its users has admitted some of its entries are 'a horrific embarrassment'. What did our panel of experts think of the entries for their fields? Mike Barnes on the Steve Reich entry Factually, the entry on the composer Steve Reich is sound. All the facts that I have cross-checked were correct, but some of the writing is unhelpful. Take the first line of the entry: "Reich is popularly regarded as repetitive and minimalist, but in some works deviates from a purely minimalist style, which shows some connection to Minimalism and...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • AIA Bestows "Little Churchills" Awards - (these professors deserve to be OUTED!)

    07/18/2005 2:06:39 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 620+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JULY 145 2005 | MALCOLM A. KLINE
    At its 20th anniversary dinner, Accuracy in Academia will make its first annual presentation of its Little Churchill awards, named after Ward not Winston, for dubious academic achievement. Just as the colorful Ethnic Studies professor has distinguished himself for calling the victims of the World Trade Center attacks of 9-11-01 Little Eichmanns, thus comparing them to the notorious Nazi from the Second World War, so too have a host of academics distinguished themselves by their ethnic sensitivity in an age of "tolerance." But Ward Churchill's achievements do not end there. He has also produced scholarship that either already appeared elsewhere...
  • The Schiavo Autopsy Results: Terri Dailies July 6

    07/06/2005 10:50:06 AM PDT · by 8mmMauser · 1,731 replies · 18,027+ views
    Accuracy in Media-Media Monitor ^ | July 6, 2005 | Cliff Kincaid
    Several bloggers have drawn attention to a strange lead in a Washington Post story about the Terri Schiavo autopsy results. The June 16 Post story by David Brown said that "Terri Schiavo died of the effects of a profound and prolonged lack of oxygen to her brain on a day in 1990, but what caused that event isn't known and may never be, the physician who performed her autopsy said…"