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  • 7 common beliefs that make you terribly unhappy

    01/23/2015 2:23:07 PM PST · by imardmd1 · 29 replies
    Jewish World Review/FamilyShare ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Susan Swann
    We are what we think. These seven popularly held beliefs are causing you unnecessary misery 1. Lust and love are the same 2. The more money you have, the happier you will be 3. Any dream can come true, if you want it badly enough 4. Perfection is good 5. My happiness is more important than yours 6. Success is permanent 7. Hope is not a strategy (content snipped out, check article for explanations)
  • Blacks divide along class lines (Majority Blame individual For Economic Failings)

    11/14/2007 8:05:11 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 22 replies · 83+ views
    LA Times ^ | 14 November 2007 | Maura Reynolds
    A majority of black Americans blame individual failings -- not racial prejudice -- for the lack of economic progress by lower-income African Americans, according to a survey released Tuesday -- a significant change in attitudes from the early 1990s. At the same time, black college graduates say the values of middle-class African Americans are more closely aligned with those of middle-class whites than those of lower-income blacks, the poll by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center found. And 40% of those surveyed said African Americans could no longer be viewed as a single community. The report said that in 1994, 60%...
  • New Study Questions Validity of Political Debate (Vanity Title)

    04/05/2007 9:17:53 AM PDT · by lentulusgracchus · 6 replies · 372+ views
    Cambridge-Conference Net ^ | April 5, 2007 | Charles S. Taber & Milton Lodge
    ABSTRACT:We propose a model of motivated skepticism that helps explain when, how, why and under what conditions citizens are prone to be biased political information processors. We report the results of two experimental studies that explore how citizens evaluate arguments about two political issues – affirmative action and gun control – to test hypotheses predicting motivated reasoning. As predicted, in situations where participants (Ps) are presented with a balanced set of pro and con arguments, we find strong evidence of a prior attitude effect such attitudinally congruent arguments are evaluated as stronger than attitudinally incongruent arguments. When reading the pro...
  • Changing Attitudes Bolster Renewed Multidimensional Effort in Iraq

    03/22/2007 5:30:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 163+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2007 ? A renewed effort to integrate security progress with economic and political initiatives in Baghdad and the rest of Iraq has created ?the potential for a turnaround? in the country, a U.S. State Department official said yesterday. Ambassador Daniel Speckhard, deputy chief of mission for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, told online journalists that changing attitudes among key Iraqi national and provincial leaders are enhancing the effects of a coordinated push by U.S. troops and diplomats to stabilize the country and promote national reconciliation. It is ?too early to draw strong conclusions, but there are...
  • Arab attitudes toward U.S. grow more negative: (James Zogby) poll ***Barf Alert***

    12/14/2006 1:07:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 976+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/06 | David Alexander
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new survey shows Arab attitudes toward American people, products and culture grew increasingly negative last year, a finding that underscores the need for a change in U.S. Mideast policy, a leading expert on the region said on Thursday. James Zogby, the head of the Arab American Institute, said the annual survey of opinion in five Arab countries found that U.S. policy toward Iraq and the Palestinian conflict were the main issues driving deteriorating Arab opinion. "Our policies have not only had a worsening impact in terms of attitudes toward us but also in dampening confidence in...
  • Sheep Wolves and Sheepdogs,

    07/19/2006 11:31:58 AM PDT · by Medicine Warrior · 6 replies · 751+ views
    "THE FIRING LINE" (Journal of the California Rifle and Pistol Association) | May, 2006 | Ben Slater
    Seven months after the attack on September 11, 2001, Todd Beamer was honored in his hometown of Cranbury, New Jersey. Todd as you recall, was the man on flight 93 over Pennsylvania who called on his cell phone to alert an operator from United Airlines about the hijacking. When he learned of the other three passenger planes that had been used as weapons, Todd dropped his cell phone and uttered the words Let’s roll, which authorities believe was a signal to other passengers to confront the terrorist hijackers. In one hour a transformation (had) occurred among the passengers, athletes, business...
  • The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other [New Pew Poll]

    06/23/2006 6:04:56 AM PDT · by angkor · 15 replies · 651+ views
    PewResearchCenter ^ | 06.22.06 | Pew Global Attitudes Project
    This is an excerpt, see more at link above. Introduction and Summary After a year marked by riots over cartoon portrayals of Muhammad, a major terrorist attack in London, and continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, most Muslims and Westerners are convinced that relations between them are generally bad these days. Many in the West see Muslims as fanatical, violent, and as lacking tolerance. Meanwhile, Muslims in the Middle East and Asia generally see Westerners as selfish, immoral and greedy - as well as violent and fanatical. A rare point of agreement between Westerners and Muslims is that both believe...
  • The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other

    06/22/2006 1:31:50 PM PDT · by Alama · 17 replies · 782+ views
    Pew ^ | June 22 2006 | Pew poll
    After a year marked by riots over cartoon portrayals of Muhammad, a major terrorist attack in London, and continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, most Muslims and Westerners are convinced that relations between them are generally bad these days. Many in the West see Muslims as fanatical, violent, and as lacking tolerance. Meanwhile, Muslims in the Middle East and Asia generally see Westerners as selfish, immoral and greedy - as well as violent and fanatical. A rare point of agreement between Westerners and Muslims is that both believe that Muslim nations should be more economically prosperous than they are today....
  • Should the US Take a More Active Role in Cross Strait Relations?

    06/12/2006 11:36:56 AM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 194+ views
    ZhongHuaRising ^ | June 12, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    The Committee of 100 survey that I have mentioned here in the past asked the question of the American general public and American opinion leaders - Should the US take a more active role in Cross Strait relations? Interestingly enough, the American general public and the American Opinion Leaders were about equal, with 44% saying the US should be more active. Just over half (52%) of the opinion leaders said, "no!", and just under half (47%) of the general public said, "no!" The majority opinion is for the US to mind its own business. One in ten persons in the...
  • Russian Young People are Shaking Off the Old Ways

    06/12/2006 11:16:27 AM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 264+ views
    PanAsianBiz ^ | June 12, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    "You can never be optimistic about anything in our country because it will likely end up badly," is the sentiment of the old-timers in Russia. Youngsters who do NOT remember the Soviet times do not share this sentiment-- nor do they have the aversion to capitalism that their parents and grandparents no doubt have. Young girls wear spike-heeled boots and tread carefully to keep the mud off. They also manage bank branches that specialize in giving small loans to entrepreneurs. Start-ups were few and far between just a few years ago-- bank portfolios have tripled and clients doubled in some...
  • First Thing that Comes to Mind for "China": #1-4

    06/11/2006 12:16:50 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 1 replies · 251+ views
    ZhongHuaRising ^ | June 11, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    The Committee of 100 survey that I have mentioned here in the past asked the question of American opinion leaders - What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear "China?" 4. Human/religious/civil rights - 16% (This is the percentage of the US population that are treehuggers and activists.) 3. Communism - 16% (They think this means everyone eating off of the same table and sharing the car.) 2. Population - 40% (Finally someone realizes that China has something the rest of the world doesn't - the largest population in the world) and.... 1. Economic growth -...
  • The Committee of 100

    06/11/2006 12:06:51 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 146+ views
    ZhongHuaRising ^ | June 11, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    I have mentioned the Committee of 100 survey many times in this blog and will mention it again. It has presented numerous insights into American attitudes toward China and the views on China and US-China Relations. Here are some facts about the poll. Opinion leaders - 203 in-depth interviews were conducted nationwide of Americans from diverse fields in leadership positions that influence public opinion and have some US-China relation familiarity - margin of error abt. 7% General Public - 1202 adults at random nationwide - margin of error abt. 3% Congressional Staff - 101 in-depth interviews of US Congressional Staff...
  • The boss is a jerk: survey

    01/04/2006 7:37:42 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 3 replies · 320+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 5 January 2006
    IF you think your boss is a jerk you are not alone, a survey shows. A career website asked 520 people about working for arrogant, incompetent or sexist superiors and found 82 per cent said they had. And torment from the boss from hell forced more than half of them to quit their jobs in search of greener pastures. Only 8 per cent of those surveyed said they had the gumption to complain directly to their boss, while 21 per cent took it to the tea room, whinging to colleagues, supervisors or unfortunate partners. The most common attribute that made...
  • On world stage, France's role is audience favorite

    09/30/2005 6:24:38 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 37 replies · 1,074+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 30, 2005 | By Peter Ford
    PARIS – Karen Hughes should be French - it would make her job easier. As the US undersecretary of State for public diplomacy returns home from her first foreign trip burnishing America's image in the world, she might feel a touch of envy at the glowing international reputation that France enjoys, highlighted in a recent study by the Project on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA). In the survey of people in 23 countries across the globe, a majority or plurality in 20 described France as exerting a positive influence on world affairs. The US, by comparison, is seen as having a...
  • Poll: Storm Changed Americans' Attitudes

    09/22/2005 7:24:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 906+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 9/22/05 | Eric McClam - ap
    A 64-year-old Alabamian frets about frayed race relations. A Utah software programmer ponders the slow government response to Hurricane Katrina and decides he'll turn to his church first in a disaster created by nature or terrorists. A woman scraping by on disability pay in northern Virginia puts her house on the market because of surging post-storm gas and food prices. Cheaper to live in Pennsylvania, she figures. As the Gulf Coast braces for another monster storm, a new Associated Press-Ipsos poll shows Katrina prompted a rethinking of some signature issues in American life — changing the way we view race...
  • The Morning Paper-Monday,July 11,2005

    07/11/2005 4:17:23 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 446+ views
    The Morning Paper | 07/11/05 | vanity
    Monday, July 11,2005 There were two online polls conducted by phxnews.com – a Phoenix,Arizona website, that appeals to a very broad membership. The first poll asked whether the readers felt our troops were fighting on two fronts : terrorists in Iraq ; liberals at home – or just terrorists. The result strongly favored the idea our troops were fighting a sort of “two front war”. Evidently,the wording and findings of this poll disturbed some of the Liberal members of the message board. One denounced it as “hate speech”. A second poll was then conducted for anyone self-identifying as an American...
  • Attitude Maladjustment

    04/07/2005 11:45:40 AM PDT · by JZelle · 2 replies · 362+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-7-05 | Thomas Sowell
    Liberals may think of themselves as people who believe in certain principles but, if you observe their actual behavior, you are likely to discover most liberals have a certain set of attitudes, rather than principles. Liberals may denounce "greed," for example, but in practice it all depends on whose greed. Nothing the government does is ever likely to be called "greed" by liberals. Even when the government confiscated more than half the income of some people in taxes, that was not greed, as far as the left was concerned. Nor is it greed to them when local politicians across the...
  • Venezuela's Chavez at a crossroads: Will he blink or charge ahead?

    01/22/2005 10:57:30 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 11 replies · 633+ views
    The Devil's Excrement (Venezuela) ^ | Jan. 23, 2005 | Miguel Octavio
    ... Zeta's Editor Rafael Poleo says that Chavez’ main problem ... may be that he has so many crises burning simultaneously, that he has no time to worry about ... running the state. Poleo is right and he is wrong. He is right because even if Chavez is really the night owl that he is supposed ... it will be hard for him to juggle all ... he is trying to handle today. He has conflicts about land interventions, company confiscations, the image of hero Danilo Anderson being destroyed, and now the Granda affair. But Poleo is also wrong because...
  • ELEGY FROM THE ARCHIVES - (Goodbye, Susan Sontag)

    01/03/2005 9:21:22 AM PST · by CHARLITE · 19 replies · 1,028+ views
    WASHINTONTON TIMESONLINE.COM ^ | JANUARY 3, 2004 | ARNOLD BEICHMAN
    Read this passage slowly and carefully, especially the second sentence: "The truth is that Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Marx, Balanchine ballet et al., don't redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history. It is the white race and it alone — its ideologies and inventions — which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself." It was not the fault of the...
  • DRIVE-THRU DIPLOMACY

    10/07/2004 2:39:59 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 285+ views
    OPINION EDITORIALS.COM ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2004 | GREGORY A. BORSE
    October 07, 2004 Drive-Thru Diplomacy Gregory A. Borse HERE’s the slippery thing about credibility. You can earn it in one of two ways: you can prove that you are trustworthy by following through on instructions that you have been given. Or, you can earn trust by following through on what you say you are going to do. In the Vice-Presidential debate, it became clear which side each campaign is on in terms of credibility. The Kerry-Edwards ticket, via the “global test” for the use of military force in defense of U.S. interests, is clearly interested in establishing credibility via the...
  • Russian attitudes toward terrorism change

    09/04/2004 3:45:51 PM PDT · by yonif · 32 replies · 1,362+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 4, 2004 | HERB KEINON
    Russian President Vladimir Putin's speech following the bloody end to the school seizure in Beslan marked a significant break from Russia's attempt in the past to isolate Chechen terror from the issue of radical Islamic terrorism, according to Israeli officials. Putin, during a somber televised address to the nation after the botched attempt to free the captives, said, "We have to admit we showed no understanding of the danger of processes occurring in our own country and the world at large. We failed to react appropriately to them and, instead, displayed weakness. And the weak are always beaten." One senior...
  • U.S. consumer attitudes stuck in rut: ABC/Money

    08/26/2003 4:49:42 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 19 replies · 263+ views
    CBS MarketWatch.com ^ | 8/26/2003 | Anne Stanley
    6:30PM U.S. consumer attitudes stuck in rut: ABC/Money by Anne Stanley WASHINGTON (CBS.MW) --- U.S. consumers remain skeptical about the economic recovery, according to a weekly survey published Tuesday by ABC and Money magazine. The ABC/Money consumer comfort index fell to negative 17 in the latest week from negative 16 a week ago. The index has been stuck between negative 21 and negative 16 for three months. The survey shows a wide gap between perceptions of personal finances and the overall economy. Thirty-one percent say the economy is excellent or good, up from 29 percent a week ago and the...
  • American Schizophrenia

    12/13/2002 5:53:02 AM PST · by fporretto · 9 replies · 159+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 13, 2002 | Joe Bob Briggs
    The mood of the country entering the third year of this strange new century is that of a paranoid schizophrenic. On the one hand we imagine conniving enemies behind every kiosk in the mall and sinister cabals plotting our destruction in the desert warrens of far-off barbarian fiefdoms. On the other hand we insist that the orchid show must go on. In fact, we consider it an act of patriotism to buy more orchids this year than we bought last, as a defiant gesture meant to send a signal to the world that we WILL have our orchids. We're very...
  • Ipsos-Reid CASH Index: Consumer Attitudes Stagnate at Low Level

    08/21/2002 12:06:11 PM PDT · by ArcLight · 3 replies · 141+ views
    The Ipsos-Reid CASH Index—an index of Consumer Attitudes and Spending by Household—stands at 85.1 in two surveys conducted in August, down 14.9 points from January 2002, when the index was set at 100. Between May and July, the Ipsos-Reid CASH Index measured a dramatic tumble in consumer attitudes, particularly on expectations about the local economy and the individual’s ability to invest. Attitudes about current individual finances slipped from mildly positive to neutral over the first half of the year. So far, the CASH Index has not fully recovered.