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  • Of Course Tamerlan Tsarnaev Is on Slate’s List of People Killed With Guns (Victims?)

    06/19/2013 7:10:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Slate ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Dan Kois
    Yesterday, at an event organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns in Concord, N.H., a list of names of "victims of gun violence" was read aloud. Today, one name stands out: that of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect killed during a shootout with police. The MAIG list came from Slate's interactive, "How Many People Have Been Killed By Guns Since Newtown?" The Atlantic Wire and others are asking: Should Tsarnaev’s name be on that interactive?
  • Poll: PCUSA Church Members Increasingly Favoring Same-Sex Marriage

    10/06/2012 1:15:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/05/2012 | By Michael Gryboski
    According to a recently released survey, support for same-sex marriage among Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members and pastors has considerably increased since 2005. In research conducted by Presbyterian Research Services and published in October, the number of PC(USA) members and pastors supporting the denomination redefining marriage grew. In 2005, 23 percent of PC(USA) members supported same-sex marriage; in 2012, the number had increased to 34 percent. Among pastors, support for same-sex marriage in 2005 was at 35 percent; in 2012, it is at 49 percent. Jack Marcum, coordinator of Research Services at Presbyterian Mission Agency and author of the published findings,...
  • Humiliation for Harriet Harman as statisticians dismiss her claims on equal pay

    11/05/2009 10:07:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies · 531+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2009 | Steve Doughty
    Harriet Harman was yesterday slapped down by national statisticians over her claims that women are paid a fifth less than men. The Women and Equality Minister was told she must no longer use a single figure to describe the complex differences in the earnings of men and women. Instead she will have to give three measures - among them one which shows that far from earning less than men, women in part-time jobs are actually paid more on average than their male counterparts.
  • Obama Approval High Among Muslims, Jews, and Catholics (Weekly Average = 70% Catholic Approval)

    05/01/2009 11:52:59 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 86 replies · 2,311+ views
    The Gallup Poll ^ | 5-1-09 | Lydia Saad
    Gallup Poll Daily tracking during President Obama's first 100 days in office finds broad support for him among Americans affiliated with most major U.S. religions. U.S..........
  • George W. Bush's Job Approval Ratings Drop (Barf Alert)

    08/22/2005 8:20:56 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 34 replies · 1,337+ views
    American Research Group ^ | 8-23-05 | American Research Group
    George W. Bush's overall job approval ratings have dropped from a month ago even as Americans who approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president are turning more optimistic about their personal financial situations according to the latest survey from the American Research Group. Among all Americans, 36% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 58% disapprove. When it comes to Bush's handling of the economy, 33% approve and 62% disapprove. Among Americans registered to vote, 38% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 56% disapprove, and...
  • Study blames diesel for deaths

    02/23/2005 2:27:07 PM PST · by pabianice · 105 replies · 1,760+ views
    Metrowest Daily Lunatic ^ | 2/23/05 | Brodkin
    By Jon Brodkin / Daily News Staff Wednesday, February 23, 2005 Diesel pollution is responsible for more deaths than drunk drivers and homicides, according to a new study that estimates how many premature deaths, asthma attacks and heart attacks are caused by diesel pollution in every U.S. county. Nationwide, diesel pollution causes 21,000 premature deaths each year, including 475 in Massachusetts and 81 in Middlesex County, robbing those who die of an average of 14 years of their lives, according to the report by the Boston-based Clean Air Task Force. Residents in nearby Suffolk County suffer the third highest risk...
  • Six out of 10 Americans Say Homosexual Relations Should Be Recognized as Legal

    05/15/2003 12:16:22 PM PDT · by Remedy · 154 replies · 1,672+ views
    GALLUP NEWS SERVICE ^ | May 15, 2003 | Frank Newport
    But Americans are evenly divided on issue of legal civil unions between homosexuals giving them the legal rights of married couplesPRINCETON, NJ -- Attitudes toward homosexuality and homosexual relations continue to be one of the more complex areas of public opinion that Gallup measures. The issue is not only one of significant concern because of its traditional moral and religious overtones, but in recent years it has been at the center of state and federal legislative battles, highly publicized court challenges, and political debate. Gallup's recent Values and Beliefs survey shows that a majority of Americans accept the idea that...
  • LRP World News poll "Freeped" by terrorist (Freak Alert)

    02/11/2003 1:59:35 PM PST · by Sockdologer · 80 replies · 735+ views
    LRP World News ^ | 11 Feb 2003
    Last night I was informed that our poll was attacked by terrorist. Not the kind of terrorist you hear about everyday but the kind at Free Republic.com. Freeping is a way of manipulating a poll to reflect an outcome which is not neccesarily the opinion of our visitors. The polling system was ... damaged and before I remove it I want everyone to see what happened. Free Republic at this time has LRP World News Listed at the top of one of their web pages for a need of major freeping. In fact a quick search on google will show...