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  • Compensating Differences

    08/03/2016 5:02:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | August 3, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    What economists call an ability to make "compensating differences" is a valuable tool in everyone's arsenal. If people are prohibited from doing so, they are always worse off. You say, "Williams, I never heard of compensating differences. What are they?" Jimmy Soul's 1963 hit song, "If You Wanna Be Happy," explained the concept of compensating differences. His lyrics went: "If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife. So from my personal point of view, get an ugly girl to marry you." His point was that an ugly woman would...
  • Obama, Saudi King put warm gloss over differences

    09/04/2015 4:40:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 9/4/15 | Andrew Beatty
    Washington (AFP) - US President Barack Obama on Friday welcomed Saudi Arabia's King Salman for a long-delayed first White House summit marked by warm public words, amid clashing views on Middle Eastern crises. Obama made the rare move of greeting the 79-year-old monarch at the doors of the White House, as he hailed the "longstanding friendship" between the two countries. Salman's inaugural visit as king -- originally scheduled for May and canceled by Riyadh -- had been billed as a way of putting relations back on a more stable footing. In the Oval Office, Obama was effusive, saying he wanted...
  • Does this libtard have a point? Better Off without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession

    08/21/2012 8:12:12 AM PDT · by teflon9 · 73 replies
    Powell's Books ^ | August, 2012 | Chuck Thompson
    Lets talk about secession. Not exactly the most suitable cocktail party conversation starter anywhere in the country, but take that notion deep into the heart of Dixie and you might find yourself running from the possum-hunting conservatives, trailer-park lifers, and prayer warriors Chuck Thompson encountered during the two years he spent traveling the American South asking the question: Would we be better off without em? The result is a heavily researched, serious inquiry into national divides which is unabashedly controversial, often uproarious, and always thought-provoking. From a church service in Mobile, Alabama, where the gospel entertainer announces "Islam is upon...
  • Colorblind America: A Malignant Fallacy

    12/30/2010 3:33:21 AM PST · by Scanian · 25 replies · 7+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 30, 2010 | Chidike Okeem
    The fanciful idea of living in a colorblind society is one of the greatest impediments to sophisticated discussions about race in America. If there is going to be a soothing of racial tensions in American society, there first has to be an understanding that race -- albeit a social construct based on some biological realities -- exists and matters, and it is not just a vestigial figment of centuries-old white racism. It is axiomatic that race is a part of our social reality; however, where we need more discussion is on precisely where race matters. The fundamental problem with race...
  • US soldiers: Afghan war more challenging than Iraq

    11/29/2009 8:00:07 AM PST · by Saije · 12 replies · 956+ views
    Google/AP ^ | 11/29/2009 | Denis D. Gray
    Veterans of Iraq recall rolling to war along asphalted highways, sweltering in flat scrublands and chatting with city-wise university graduates connected to the wider world. Now fighting in Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers invariably encounter illiterate farmers who may never have talked to an American as they slog into remote villages on dirt tracks through bitterly cold, snow-streaked mountains. "Before deploying here we were given training on language, culture, everything. I thought that since I was an Iraq combat veteran, I didn't need any of that stuff. I was wrong. Both countries may be Muslim but this is a totally different place,"...
  • Obamazilla Is America's True Nemesis, Not Fellow Patriots

    11/27/2009 3:16:12 AM PST · by Scanian · 4 replies · 412+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2009 | Lloyd Marcus
    Eleven months ago, he landed on the shores of the presidency, destroying everything in his path. A gigantic, fire-breathing monster wreaking havoc, consuming private sector industries, crushing institutions which have made America great, and destroying lives. With fear and trembling we dare to utter his name...Obamazilla! Though appearing indestructible and unstoppable, millions of brave patriots arose to challenge the beast, vowing not to sit idly by as America as we know it is terminated. As a patriot, I am totally focused on defeating Obamazilla, America's true nemesis. I will not allow myself to be sidetracked into participating in Tea-Party-movement family...
  • Sean and Robin Penn back to divorce court (Robin files this time .. irreconcilable differences')

    08/18/2009 4:51:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 630+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/18/09 | Jill Serjeant
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar winning actor Sean Penn and his wife Robin's rocky marriage is headed for divorce for the third time, and this time it's Robin who has filed the court papers. The "Message in a Bottle" actress, 43, filed for divorce last week in northern California where they reside citing irreconcilable differences, People magazine said on Tuesday. The papers obtained by the celebrity magazine said Robin Wright Penn and her husband had agreed to share custody of their 16 year-old son Hopper Jack and divide their property. In an interview in the September edition of More magazine,...
  • The sexist differences between the sexes

    04/28/2008 1:52:33 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 22 replies · 72+ views ^ | 27/04/2008 | Melanie McGrath
    Melanie McGrath reviews The Sexual Paradox: Troubled Boys, Gifted Girls and the Real Difference Between the Sexes by Susan Pinker Why is it that some boys who fail at school or university - Albert Einstein and Bill Gates come to mind - go on to forge spectacular careers while many talented girls never reach the top of the career ladder? Here, in a nutshell, is the paradox explored in the developmental psychologist Susan Pinker's new book. It is time, says Pinker, to stop thinking of men as the 'default' setting and women as variants of the norm, when advances in...
  • Targets McCain in Iowa and New Hampshire

    01/18/2007 7:53:04 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 14 replies · 572+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 18 January 2007 | Chris Cilliza Targets McCain in Iowa and New Hampshire Over the past several election cycles, has demonstrated a willingness to throw its weight around in the political process. Today provides yet another example, as the influential liberal group is up with television commercials intended label Sen. John McCain -- the leading Republican candidate for president in 2008 -- as the leading supporter of sending more U.S. troops to Iraq. In the ad, as images of McCain and President Bush flash across the screen, a narrator intones: "John McCain has done more than just embrace George Bush's failed policy in Iraq....
  • The Elusive Altar (Marriage and Socil Class)By David Brooks

    01/18/2007 5:39:18 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 13 replies · 777+ views
    New York Times ^ | 18 January 2007 | David Brooks
    ...For voluminous research shows that further down the social scale there are millions of people who long to marry, but who are trapped just beyond the outskirts of matrimony. They have partners. They move in together. Often they have children.... The research shows that far from rejecting traditional marriage, many people down the social scale revere it too highly. They put it on a pedestal, or as Andrew Cherlin of Johns Hopkins puts it, they regard marriage not as the foundation of adult life, but as the capstone. They don’t want to marry until they are financially secure and emotionally...
  • Black 'saints' cannot deliver whites from racial inertia

    12/23/2006 8:33:22 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 24 replies · 989+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 23 December 2006 | Derrick Z. Jackson
    "....While 4.8 percent of white residents said the quality of race relations was "very good" and 35.6 percent said they were "good," for a total of 40.4 percent, not a single black resident said race relations were "very good" and only 22 percent said they were good. While just 8.5 percent of white residents thought race relations were "poor," 24 percent of black residents thought so. What presents a particular challenge to the meaning Patrick's election are the survey's responses on policy issues, based on race. African-Americans mentioned crime, education, and jobs as by far their top three priorities. The...
  • Closing the Black/White IQ Gap?

    12/02/2006 5:44:48 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 142 replies · 2,876+ views
    Reason Online ^ | 1 December 2006 | Ronald Baily
    On November 28 the American Enterprise Institute held a symposium on the persistent gap between the average IQ test scores of black and non-Hispanic white Americans. The question: Is the gap closing? The presenters at AEI were James Flynn, a philosopher who taught at the University of Otago in New Zealand, and Charles Murray, a scholar at AEI and the co-author of The Bell Curve. Flynn is famous for having discovered in the 1980s that average IQs in many countries have been drifting upward at about 3 points per decade over the past couple of generations. In fact, the average...
  • Women talk three times as much as men, says study

    11/27/2006 5:28:17 PM PST · by E-Mat · 78 replies · 1,514+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 27th November 2006 | FIONA MACRAE
    ...women talk almost three times as much as men, with the average woman chalking up 20,000 words in a day - 13,000 more than the average man. Women also speak more quickly, devote more brainpower to chit-chat - and actually get a buzz out of hearing their own voices, a new book suggests. The book - written by a female psychiatrist - says that inherent differences between the male and female brain explain why women are naturally more talkative than men. In The Female Mind, Dr Luan Brizendine says women devote more brain cells to talking than men. And, if...
  • A Free-for-All on Science and Religion

    11/21/2006 5:31:54 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 76 replies · 1,546+ views
    New York Times ^ | 21 November 2006 | George Johnson
    Maybe the pivotal moment came when Steven Weinberg, a Nobel laureate in physics, warned that “the world needs to wake up from its long nightmare of religious belief,” or when a Nobelist in chemistry, Sir Harold Kroto, called for the John Templeton Foundation to give its next $1.5 million prize for “progress in spiritual discoveries” to an atheist — Richard Dawkins, the Oxford evolutionary biologist whose book “The God Delusion” is a national best-seller. Or perhaps the turning point occurred at a more solemn moment, when Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City and an...
  • Labor tries to heal their differences (for the greater good, don'tcha know..)

    08/16/2006 10:45:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 286+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/16/06 | Will Lester - ap
    WASHINGTON - A year after their breakup, former partners in organized labor are trying to heal some differences by joining forces politically for the November midterm elections. They're cooperating now for the sake of those who depend on them — about 15 million union members. Both the AFL-CIO and the breakaway Change to Win alliance are negotiating an agreement that would allow them to coordinate their massive effort to educate and mobilize workers. Some hard feelings remain after organized labor splintered last year in a dispute about priorities, organizing strategies and personalities. Earlier efforts to pull the labor movement together...
  • Condi And Sergei Air Differences Over An Open Microphone

    06/30/2006 5:26:07 PM PDT · by blam · 34 replies · 2,179+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-1-2006 | Adrian Blomfield
    Condi and Sergei air differences over an open microphone By Adrian Blomfield in Moscow (Filed: 01/07/2006) Condoleezza Rice, America's secretary of state, is famed for her sang froid but one person seems to be able to rattle her - Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister. The pair are known to have goaded each other on several occasions, reflecting the souring relationship between Washington and Moscow. However, a candid conversation between the pair was revealed to the world when a technician failed to switch off an audio feed during a closed-door lunch at a meeting of foreign ministers in Moscow. For...
  • Choice of what to do in Chicago explains difference between conservatives and liberals

    06/24/2006 9:14:08 AM PDT · by ashamedtobefromparkridge · 7 replies · 303+ views
    Helped plan 2 different Chicago excursions for the coming months. One was a liberal group that I am a member of. The subject is not politics but the majority of people are liberals due to the subject matter. One was a primary conservative group. The liberals top things they wanted to do? Jerry Springer Oprah Winfrey Gay Games (actually this is when they are coming in. No problem with the gay games. Maybe when they have the closing ceremonies at Wrigley they'll find some talent) The conservatives: Field of Museum King Tut exhibit The play Wicked A Cubs game Says...
  • Jesus and Muhammad: Major Differences

    05/29/2006 11:46:50 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 28 replies · 1,227+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 05/20/2006 | James Arlandson
    Jesus and Muhammad: Major Differences (1) May 20th, 2006 Aggressive Islam is on the march. Terror attacks; violent protests over cartoons; many pushes to establish Islamic courts in Europe and Canada; demands to silence free speech, to criminalize criticism of the messenger of Allah; the President of Islam threatening to wipe Israel off the map, and writing a long and confused rant, inviting the President of the US to accept Islam; the election of Hamas. These actions are easy to detect and decipher. Islam wants its way, and no one should resist. It is the best religion, after all. But...
  • Nagging Global Warming Differences Resolved

    05/02/2006 4:59:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 793+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/2/06 | Randolph E. Schmid - ap
    WASHINGTON - A nagging difference in temperature readings that had raised questions about global warming has been resolved, a panel of scientists reported Tuesday. "This significant discrepancy no longer exists because errors in the satellite and radiosonde data have been identified and corrected," researchers said in the first of 21 assessment reports planned by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. The findings show clear evidence of human influences on climate due to changes in greenhouse gases, aerosols and stratospheric ozone. There has been increasing concern about global climate change being caused by human activity, in particular the release of gases...
  • CA: Differences emerge over governor's public works spending plan

    02/16/2006 6:37:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 238+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/16/06 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Members of a two-house conference committee outlined sharply different priorities Thursday as they began working over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's $222.6 billion public works spending plan. "We're all going to have to give up some things" to get an agreement, the chairman, Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City, said after a two-hour hearing during which Republicans and Democrats expressed concerns about Schwarzenegger's proposals. "We're all going to have to give a little and get a little," he said. The Republican governor wants the state to spend $222.6 billion over the next 10 years to upgrade highways, expand intercity rail,...
  • Fast says troops believe they're making differences

    02/11/2006 2:10:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    Wick News Service ^ | Feb 11, 2006 | Tim Hull
    GREEN VALLEY — Speaking in Green Valley Thursday, Maj. Gen. Barbara Fast, commander of the U.S. Army’s intelligence center at Fort Huachuca., said that troops on the ground in Iraq “believe they are making a difference.” Members of the Iraqi security forces are due to arrive at Fort Huachuca for training in late February, she said. Fast served for a year in Iraq, most notably as senior intelligence officer for the coalition ground forces. The major general spoke during a lunch meeting of the Green Valley Lion’s Club to a crowd, the majority of which had served in the military....
  • Visual Perception Challenge (Dust off your monitors - look close)

    10/26/2005 12:09:17 PM PDT · by add925 · 143 replies · 5,213+ views
    Holland Photography Club ^ | Oct 2005 | Holland Photography Club
    There are two digital images identical to each other (click above link); you have to find three differences. If you can find three differences, then you are part of an elite group. This has been tested on many people (in Holland), and hardly anyone found the three differences. After 45 seconds, 75% of those tested can only manage to find two differences, 24% see 1 difference.
  • From Trinidad to Iraq: Marine Bridges Cultural Differences

    10/05/2005 7:01:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 336+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Oct 5, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kent D. Padmore From Trinidad to Iraq: Marine Bridges Cultural Differences By U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Mike Escobar 2nd Marine Division FALLUJAH, Iraq, Oct. 5, 2005 -- It is said that experience is the best teacher, the common denominator that unites people of different backgrounds who have lived under similar conditions and tackled similar challenges. For U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kent D. Padmore, a childhood spent in poverty on the island nation of Trinidad prepared him for the monumental task he would undertake decades later."I came to the United States in my mid-twenties, already having...
  • Teaching Girls and Boys Differently - Psychologist Doctor Tells Why Divergences Run Deep

    07/09/2005 5:35:25 PM PDT · by NYer · 60 replies · 3,271+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | July 8, 2005
    NEW YORK, JULY 9, 2005 ( Boys and girls have marked physical and psychological differences and hence they have to be educated differently. This is the thesis of a book published earlier this year by psychologist and family doctor Leonard Sax. In "Why Gender Matters" (Random House), he takes issue with the modern tendency toward gender-neutral child-rearing. According to this theory boys and girls behave differently because of the way they are educated, or because of cultural factors. Sax describes how in the mid-1990s he began to see more and more young boys arrive at his office with requests for...
  • CA: Pension plan underscores philosophical differences over budget

    07/01/2005 9:45:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/1/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A key player in the state's powerful education lobby on Friday criticized a Democratic compromise proposal on the state budget, throwing a last-minute curve into talks that both sides said were progressing toward a possible deal. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature's Democratic majority have been separated for weeks on spending differences that total less than 1 percent of an estimated $116 billion annual spending plan. The divide, however small, is as much philosophical as fiscal, illustrating the Republicans' desire to pass a budget that doesn't add a single dollar in deficit spending. At issue is money...
  • AP: Few differences for new nuclear plants

    06/11/2005 7:57:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 786+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 6/11/05 | H. Josef Hebert - AP
    WASHINGTON - The new-generation nuclear reactors being talked about after a pause of three decades are not much different from those of the past, though the designs should make them safer, more efficient and easier to build. Two designs likely to be pursued adopt a passive safety system requiring less involvement by operators to shut the system down and ensure that the reactor core doesn't overheat. A third design would have more redundant and isolated safety systems than current reactors plus a double-walled concrete containment dome better able to withstand an airplane crash. Still awaiting Nuclear Regulatory Commission approval, all...
  • Social Security- Something to Consider [ Urban Legend]

    05/23/2005 5:52:47 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 13 replies · 721+ views
    via email | 05/23/05 | vanity
    This must be an issue in "200 8." Please! Keep it going. ---------------------------------- SOCIAL SECURITY: (This is worth reading. It is short and to the point.) Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years. Our Senators and Congresswomen do not pay into Social Security and, of course, they do not collect from it. You see, Social Security benefits were not suitable for persons of their rare elevation in society . They felt they should have a special plan for themselves. So, many years ago they voted in their own benefit plan . In more recent years, no congressperson...
  • Saving the Marriage: Conservatism and Libertarianism

    03/16/2005 3:44:55 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 481+ views
    TECH CENTRAL STATION.COM ^ | MARCH 16, 2005 | Pejman Yousefzadeh
    A few years ago, I wrote an article discussing the ways in which libertarians and conservatives have common cause on a number of policy issues -- and how the Blogosphere can work to bring libertarians and conservatives closer together. Along somewhat similar lines, we have seen articles by people like Kenneth Silber who have discussed the fusion between libertarian and conservative ideas, and Stephen Stanton, whose analysis of "South Park Republicans" helps further identify people who are comfortable as libertarian-conservatives -- people like me. My status as a libertarian-conservative is why I took interest in a recent debate concerning whether...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • EU, Bush recommit to good ties - but differences remain

    11/06/2004 6:34:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 238+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/6/04 | Raf Casert - AP
    BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - The European Union and the United States recommitted themselves to a smooth trans-Atlantic relationship Friday and hoped the second term of President Bush would no longer be marred by nasty political and trade disputes. But French President Jacques Chirac, wary of Washington's global economic and political clout, said it was imperative for Europe to boost its standing so that the world can become "multi-polar." "It is evident that Europe, now more than ever, must strengthen its unity and dynamism when faced with this great world power," Chirac said at the end of a two-day summit. "More...

    10/04/2004 8:51:07 PM PDT · by Destro · 19 replies · 605+ views ^ | 1994 | Father Michael Azkoul
    WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ORTHODOXY AND ROMAN CATHOLICISM? By Father Michael Azkoul St. Catherine Mission, St. Louis, MO Copyright, 1994 St. Nectarios American Orthodox Church Reproduced with permission from The Orthodox Christian Witness, Vol. XXVII (48), Vol. XXVIII (6) and (8), 1994. May not be reproduced without permission
  • Candidates' policy differences and their affect on finances (From SOPHISTICATED INVESTOR)

    10/04/2004 6:49:30 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 11 replies · 430+ views
    CBS ^ | 10/4/04 | Thomas Kostigen
    SOPHISTICATED INVESTOR Pocketbook issues Candidates' policy differences and their affect on finances By Thomas Kostigen, Last Update: 9:19 PM ET Oct. 4, 2004 SANTA MONICA, Calif. (CBS.MW) -- You should know the policy effect of your vote for president. And to that end, a Washington law and lobbying firm has compiled a short list of expected changes that a vote for President George W. Bush or Senator John Kerry will mean. From energy to health care to financial services and tax and trade, Williams and Jensen looked side by side at the differences between the candidates. In some cases,...
  • Men, Empathy, and Autism (Long Read)

    03/14/2004 8:29:45 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 46 replies · 3,015+ views
    Chronicle of Higher Education ^ | From the issue dated March 5, 2004 | DAVID COHEN
    On a first meeting in his office here at the University of Cambridge, Simon Baron-Cohen comes off as a poster boy for the empathetic scholar. He pulls a chair close, looks directly into his visitor's eyes with a steady gaze, and pays close attention to the ensuing conversation, not only to the actual words spoken but also to the body language that can reveal so much. His own voice is soft and easy, conveying a deep understanding that has helped make him one of his country's most listened-to autism researchers over the past 20 years. Last summer Mr. Baron-Cohen's words...
  • Differences Between Sunnis & Shiites, Any one knows?

    03/03/2004 4:26:11 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 184 replies · 4,395+ views
    3 Mar 2004 | F14 Pilot
    I'd like to know how many of us, here, know about the differences of Islamic branches like Shiites, Sunni and Wahhabis.Any one knows?
  • Economists find job market data hard to pin down (good info, irritating situation)

    01/30/2004 6:36:34 PM PST · by litany_of_lies · 20 replies · 314+ views
    USA Today (actual print edition posted online) ^ | Jan. 30, 2004 | Barbara Hagenbaugh
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The job market is considered the biggest indicator of the health of any economy and one of the most important determinants of economic policymaking.</p> <p>What do you do when it's unclear how the job market is doing?</p> <p>That's a question U.S. economists are asking as data and anecdotal information on the labor market increasingly tell different stories.</p>
  • Schwarzenegger follows Reagan's path, though differences abound

    09/01/2003 10:06:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 177+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 9/1/03 | Erica Werner - AP
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) - Arnold Schwarzenegger is often compared to Ronald Reagan, another movie star-turned-politician who blazed California's gubernatorial trail decades ago.</p> <p>But Reagan actually had more relevant experience than Schwarzenegger, having spent years as head of the Screen Actors Guild and as a corporate spokesman for General Electric. And unlike Schwarzenegger, he also was a social conservative. Indeed, in the view of most, there are as many differences as similarities between California's two premier actor-politicians.</p>
  • Shyness Linked To Brain Differences

    06/19/2003 4:17:07 PM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 257+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-19-2003 | Peter Farley
    Shyness linked to brain differences 19:00 19 June 03 news service A new neuroimaging study provides the strongest evidence to date that unusual shyness in children may result from differences in their brains. Researchers at Harvard Medical School used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine adults who had been unusually shy in childhood. When these people were shown pictures of unfamiliar faces, they displayed significantly higher activity in the amygdala than people who had been unusually outgoing as children. The amygdala is a brain structure involved in vigilance and fear. It has long been hypothesised that extreme shyness,...
  • Irreconcilable Differences Of Opinion

    02/11/2003 2:35:36 PM PST · by blam · 3 replies · 217+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 2-12-2003 | Kim Sengupta/John Lichfield
    Irreconcilable differences of opinion?They are veto-holding partners in Europe and on the UN Security Council. But as yesterday's speech by Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, demonstrated, politically they have rarely been so far apart. What are the main points that divide them? 12 February 2003 By Kim Sengupta in London and John Lichfield in Paris The threat from Iraq is overstated; it is no worse than other rogue regimes. What is the threat to Europe and the United States? THE BRITISH VIEW"We have to differentiate between the threat posed by Iraq and other would-be proliferators. No other country shares Iraq's...
  • 'Americans are from Mars, Europeans from Venus'

    01/02/2003 2:54:41 PM PST · by knighthawk · 107 replies · 451+ views
    National Post ^ | January 02 2003 | Alexander Rose
    If 2001, that annus horribilis, was the year of Western unity in the face of terror, then 2002 appeared to herald a schism between America and Europe. As Robert Kagan of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace put it in a groundbreaking article for Policy Review, "Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus." "It is time to stop pretending that Europeans and Americans share a common view of the world," Kagan warned. The Europeans, it seems, are realizing Kant's fantasy world of Perpetual Peace, a place wherein international law, international conventions and international opinion settle disputes. Negotiation, persuasion...
  • This Seasons Difference Between Republicans & Democrats

    12/28/2002 8:43:02 AM PST · by stlrocket · 8 replies · 1,099+ views ^ | unknown | unknown
    Republicans say "Merry Christmas!" Democrats say "Season's Greetings!" ------ Republicans help the poor during the holidays by sending $50 to the Salvation Army. Democrats help the poor by giving $50, one buck at a time, to panhandlers on the street. --------------- Democrats let their kids open all the gifts on Christmas Eve. Republicans make their kids wait until Christmas morning. ------------- When not in stores, Republicans shop from a catalog. Democrats watch for "incredible TV offers" on late night television. ----------------------- Republicans do much of their shopping at Target and Wal-Mart. So do Democrats, but they don't admit it. ---------------...
  • Sex 149 Times a Year Is UK Average?

    11/25/2002 3:23:25 PM PST · by vannrox · 78 replies · 1,268+ views
    Yahoo ODD News ^ | Monday 11-25-2002 | Reuters Editorial Staff
    Oddly Enough - Reuters Sex 149 Times a Year Is UK Average? Mon Nov 25,11:02 AM ET Add Oddly Enough - Reuters to My Yahoo! LONDON (Reuters) - Britons have sex more often than Americans and Spaniards, but are outdone between the sheets by the French, Dutch, Danes and Canadians, a survey by condom manufacturer Durex found Monday. The Durex Global Sex survey revealed that Britons make love an average of 149 times a year, pipped only by couples in France (167), the Netherlands (158), Denmark (152) and Canada (150). Those taking their love-making at a more relaxed pace included...
  • The Differences Between Conservatives and Liberals

    10/28/2002 9:40:01 AM PST · by justme346 · 31 replies · 1,359+ views ^ | 10/28/02 | Derick Sturke
    By Derick SturkeOn my Rail Fan Politics board, an internet forum for us rail fans to discuss political issues, there are all stripes. Conservatives, Centrists, Idio... er, Liberals. It is frankly scary how some folks in this country think. I have established that liberals are very short sighted, and operate from an emotional level only. And one of great envy. After one round of extended semi debate (conservatives debated, liberals merely ranted on in hatred), I came up with the following concise description of the entire debate. I knew I hit the nail square on the head as I...
  • The Disconnect Between Hollywood and America

    09/05/2002 12:39:01 PM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies · 409+ views
    Capitalist Chicks DOT COM ^ | FR Post 9-5-2 | Written by Pat Sajaak
    The Disconnect Between Hollywood and America Reprinted by permission from IMPRIMIS, the national speech digest of Hillsdale College ( by Pat Sajaak Here in this quiet, peaceful corner of Michigan, you might not have a sense of your importance in the world. I come from a community that has the opposite problem. Because it is so big and so powerful, so great and so well-known, it has an exaggerated view of its significance. That community is Hollywood. Not Hollywood, the town. Not much Show Business actually goes on there. Most of the studios are spread around other Southern California...
  • Saudi Arabian government declaring all out war against Christianity within its borders

    06/13/2002 2:04:44 PM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies · 1,005+ views
    International Christian Concern ^ | Press Release — January 20, 2000 / FR Post 6-13-02 | Editorial Staff
    Saudi Arabian government declaring all out war against Christianity within its bordersWithin the last 2 years, the US government has been receiving very favorable statements from the Saudi government in regards to religious toleration within its borders, especially to the over 200,000 person Christian community. The Saudi regime has verbally committed to the State Department, notable Senators and Congressmen the provision for allowing Christian worship in private homes. The Saudi government had previously stated such provisions for religious freedom exist in the Arab News as well as at the 1998 dedication of the Saudi-funded Mosque in Los Angeles (stating that...