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  • Feral cattle terrorize hikers and devour native plants in a California national monument

    03/03/2018 6:37:13 AM PST · 35 of 77
    Just another Joe to yoe

    Beef! It’s what’s for dinner!

  • Teachers are already armed in some Missouri schools

    02/25/2018 3:41:33 PM PST · 14 of 25
    Just another Joe to DoodleDawg; Second Amendment First; 1stMarylandRegiment; 47carollann; A Citizen Reporter; ...
    Missouri is a Second Amendment state so there are no CCW mandates here.

    You are correct.
    As of Jan 1, 2017 any person 19 years of age and older can carry a concealed firearm without the need of a permit.
    You can still get a permit but you don't need one.

    Missouri ping

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    FReepmail me to be on, or off, this list.

  • What’s Going on With the Missouri Senate Race?

    02/18/2018 4:32:35 PM PST · 9 of 25
    Just another Joe to GuavaCheesePuff; Second Amendment First; 1stMarylandRegiment; 47carollann; A Citizen Reporter; ...
    Missouri ping

    Low volume ping list

    FReepmail me to be on, or off, this list.

  • Mad Max Scenario: Cape Town Will Run Out Of Water In Just 90 Days

    01/22/2018 7:03:20 AM PST · 49 of 59
    Just another Joe to SJackson
    One of our managers went to South Africa for a job our company had there.
    He came back after 5 days and said, Nope, none of our employees will be going back there, period. I don't care what kind of money they throw at us."

    Refreshing to say the least.

  • Senate Democrats Block Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight; Shutdown Looms

    01/19/2018 8:08:44 PM PST · 54 of 170
    Just another Joe to advance_copy
    Shut it down.
    Fire everyone in Congress from the Senate down to the personal staffers.
    Hold new elections and let ANYONE that is eligible put their name in the hat. Most votes wins.

    Chaos? Sure.
    It's called a reset button.

  • Indiana gyro restaurant closed after customer finds cocaine in take-out order

    12/16/2017 7:30:05 AM PST · 14 of 21
    Just another Joe to Diana in Wisconsin

    “I’mmm Dreeaaming of a Whiiiiite Christmas!”

  • Massive Outage Hits Comcast, Spectrum and Level 3 Communications (1:24 min)

    11/06/2017 4:32:10 PM PST · 39 of 48
    Just another Joe to ransomnote
    A lot of the time it was a keyboard interface issue.
    Sometimes it was an ID 10 T error.
    Every great once in a while it was actually an IT issue.
  • Massive Outage Hits Comcast, Spectrum and Level 3 Communications (1:24 min)

    11/06/2017 4:29:52 PM PST · 38 of 48
    Just another Joe to ransomnote
    Level 3 has been having a hard time lately.

    Either someone really smart has it out for them or their network is falling apart due to age.
    I don't know which yet.

  • 64 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana, 51 percent of Republicans

    10/25/2017 4:31:01 PM PDT · 87 of 107
    Just another Joe to Lazamataz
    Pinging Laz to the prior post.
    Sorry, misspelled the name prior.
  • 64 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana, 51 percent of Republicans

    10/25/2017 4:28:57 PM PDT · 86 of 107
    Just another Joe to sargon; Jim Robinson; Lazmataz; All
    This type of post is what drew me to Free Republic in the first place.

    THIS type of post, well thought out, articulate, taking into account what this country was originally founded on, THIS type of post is what keeps me coming back to Free Republic.

    Well, and Laz too. ;^)

  • CNBCs own 'Dr. Doom' Faber: 'Thank God white people populated America'

    10/17/2017 4:22:59 PM PDT · 95 of 153
    Just another Joe to Vic S
    Thailand? THAILAND?!

    If you don't get the reference, look up some of the "THAILAND?!" threads. It gets pretty hilarious at times.

  • Remembering September 11, 2001 (VANITY)

  • Trump pulls off a stone-cold stunner (delicious piece!)

    09/06/2017 5:54:07 PM PDT · 134 of 167
    Just another Joe to HokieMom
    But did it have to be that picture?
  • Trump pulls off a stone-cold stunner (delicious piece!)

    09/06/2017 5:52:20 PM PDT · 133 of 167
    Just another Joe to cotton1706
    Guess what.
    President Trump isn't supposed to worry about the Republican GOP.
    President Trump is supposed to worry about the Constitution and the American people.

    Seems to me he is doing what needs to be done to get the job done.

  • Earth faces "biological annihilation" in sixth mass extinction, scientists warn

    07/10/2017 8:09:30 PM PDT · 31 of 43
    Just another Joe to Pontiac
    Of course they did.

    They just documented it in cave paintings. ;^)

  • Five Reasons to End Government Smoking Bans

    03/12/2017 7:39:45 AM PDT · 92 of 92
    Just another Joe to Just another Joe

    What I thought.

  • Five Reasons to End Government Smoking Bans

    03/11/2017 8:46:31 AM PST · 91 of 92
    Just another Joe to Drango
    I don’t mind being called a Nazi by those who pimp death or addiction.

    I don't mind being called a pimp by those who willingly lie to advance their own social agenda JUST because they, personally, dislike a certain act, even though I don't even suggest anyone start, or keep on, smoking tobacco, or any other substance.

    Would you care to come back around to a civil discourse?

    I will apologize for the use of the word "nazi".

  • Five Reasons to End Government Smoking Bans

    03/11/2017 8:38:39 AM PST · 89 of 92
    Just another Joe to Drango
    DSC and eXe don’t agree with the science. How about you?

    In the first place there is no science.
    Considering that there are many more people without college degrees than there are with college degrees I would expect there to be more people that smoke with a lower level of education, even if the percentages are the same. That is just simple math.

    If you understand RR then you must be willingly telling people lies about ETS.
    There is NO proven correlation between ETS and ANY health disorders that were not present prior to being exposed to ETS.

    You can either acknowledge that you are an anti-smoking nazi telling people lies ONLY because you, personally, dislike smoking - OR, you can admit that the anti-smoking nazis have tried to pull the wool over the publics eyes concerning ETS - OR, you can go with the third alternative and continue the way you have for years trying to pretend that you are only informing people about a danger that doesn't exist.

  • Five Reasons to End Government Smoking Bans

    03/10/2017 9:39:41 AM PST · 80 of 92
    Just another Joe to Drango

    Relative Risk

    Fact: The goal of an epidemiological study is to determine Relative Risk (RR).

    Relative risk is determined by first establishing a baseline, an accounting of how common a disease (or condition) is in the general population. This general rate is given a Relative Risk of 1.0, no risk at all. An increase in risk would result in a number larger than 1.0. A decrease in risk would result in a lower number, and indicates a protective effect.

    For instance, if a researcher wants to find out how coffee drinking effects foot fungus, he first has to find out how common foot fungus is in the general population. In this fictional example, let's say he determines that 20 out every 1,000 people have foot fungus. That's the baseline, a RR of 1.0. If he discovers that 30 out of 1,000 coffee drinkers have foot fungus, he's discovered a fifty percent increase, which would be expressed as a RR of 1.50.

    If he were to find the rate was 40 out of 1,000, it would give him a RR of 2.0.

    He might find foot fungus was less common among coffee drinkers. A rate of 15 out of 1,000 would be expressed as a RR of 0.75, indicating that drinking coffee has a protective effect against foot fungus.

    The media usually reports RRs as percentages. An RR of 1.40 is usually reported as a 40% increase, while an RR of .90 is reported as a 10% decrease. (In theory, at least. In practice, negative RRs are seldom reported.)

    Note: Some studies calculate an Odds Ratio (OR) instead of an RR. The formulas for determining the two numbers are different, but when studying rare diseases the results are approximately the same. When studying more common diseases ORs tend to overstate the RR.

    Fact: As a rule of thumb, an RR of at least 2.0 is necessary to indicate a cause and effect relationship, and a RR of 3.0 is preferred.

    "As a general rule of thumb, we are looking for a relative risk of 3 or more before accepting a paper for publication." - Marcia Angell, editor of the New England Journal of Medicine"

    "My basic rule is if the relative risk isn't at least 3 or 4, forget it." - Robert Temple, director of drug evaluation at the Food and Drug Administration.

    "Relative risks of less than 2 are considered small and are usually difficult to interpret. Such increases may be due to chance, statistical bias, or the effect of confounding factors that are sometimes not evident." - The National Cancer Institute

    "An association is generally considered weak if the odds ratio [relative risk] is under 3.0 and particularly when it is under 2.0, as is the case in the relationship of ETS and lung cancer." - Dr. Kabat, IAQC epidemiologist

    This requirement is ignored in almost all studies of ETS.

    You want studies? Here you go


    While it's important to know the RR, it's also very important to find the actual numbers. When dealing with the mass media, beware of the phrase "times more likely."

    "In general, there was no elevated lung cancer risk associated with passive smoke exposure in the workplace. ..." Brownson et. al., 1992 "Passive Smoking and Lung Cancer in Nonsmoking Women" American Journal of Public Health, November 1992, Vol. 82, No. 11

    "... an odds ratio of 0.91 ... indicating no evidence of an adverse effect of environmental tobacco smoke in the workplace." Janerich et al., 1990 "Lung Cancer and Exposure to Tobacco Smoke in the Household" New England Journal of Medicine, Sept. 6, 1990

    "... the association with exposure to passive smoking at work was small and not statistically significant." Kalandidi et al., 1990 "Passive Smoking and Diet in the Etiology of Lung Cancer Among Non- Smokers" Cancer Causes and Control, 1, 15-21, 1990

    "Among women exposed only at work, the multivariate relative risks of total CHD were 1.49 ... among those occasionally exposed and 1.92 ... among those regularly exposed to secondhand smoke, neither of which is statistically significant according to commonly accepted scientific standards." Kawachi et al., 1997 "A Prospective Study of Passive Smoking and Coronary Heart Disease" Circulation, Vol. 95, No. 10, May 20, 1997

    "No association was observed between the risk of lung cancer and smoking of husband or passive smoke exposure at work." Shimizu et al., 1988 "A Case-Control Study of Lung Cancer in Nonsmoking Women" Tohoku J. Exp. Med., 154:389-397, 1988

    "We did not generally find an increase in CHD [coronary heart disease] risk associated with ETS exposure at work or in other settings." Steenland et al., 1996 "Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Coronary Heart Disease in the American Cancer Society CPS-II Cohort" Circulation, Vol. 94, No. 4, August 15, 1996

    "... no statistically significant increase in risk associated with exposure to environmental tobacco smoke at work or during social activities...." Stockwell et al., 1992

    "Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Lung Cancer Risk in Nonsmoking Women" Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 84:1417-1422, 1992

    "There was no association between exposure to ETS at the workplace and risk of lung cancer." Zaridze et al., 1998 "Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Risk of Lung Cancer in Non- Smoking Women from Moscow, Russia" International Journal of Cancer, 1998, 75, 335-338

    "Field studies of environmental tobacco smoke indicate that, under normal conditions, the components in tobacco smoke are diluted below existing Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs), as referenced in the Air Contaminant Standard (29 CFR 1910.1000)."--OSHA, July 8, 1997

    "I assumed tobacco smoke and pollution were the problem (the rising asthma and respiratory diseases in children) -- this was the politically correct way to think. But these factors turned out not to play a major role."--Dr. Fernando Martinez, co-author, EPA Report, director of respiratory sciences at the University of Arizona--Atlantic Monthly, May 2000

    "The data are insufficient to claim that secondhand smoke causes asthma. Further research is needed to determine if a causal link...can be established."--EPA's Dr. Morton Lippmann, Congressional Testimony


    12/17/2016 6:20:19 AM PST · 2 of 21
    Just another Joe to grumpa
    No one.
    Even Jesus said that only the Father knows.