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  • Homophobia may reveal denial of own same-sex attraction, study suggests

    04/22/2012 5:41:43 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 139 replies
    CBS News ^ | .April 10, 2012 | Monica DyBuncio
    Do homophobic people actually fear their own unconscious feelings? A new study suggests that people who repress their own sexual attraction to the same sex are more likely to express hostility towards gays. "In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward," study co-author Dr. Richard Ryan, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, said in a university written statement. In four separate experiments conducted in the U.S. and in Germany, each involving an average of 160 college students, researchers attempted to measure any differences between what people...
  • Sebelius: Youth Violence Leads to Asthma and Obesity

    04/05/2012 10:13:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/2/2012 | Penny Star
    ( – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said on Monday that youth violence is a “chronic health issue” that can lead to asthma, obesity, or depression for "the youth who are involved," although she did not make clear whether she was speaking solely about the victims of youth violence or the perpetrators or both. “But it's important to remember--you just heard from the law enforcement side of this--it’s important to remember that the costs of violence go beyond deaths or injuries or tolls on families and communities,” Sebelius said at a Department of Justice conference Monday on youth...
  • Treason from Within

    03/30/2012 7:40:12 PM PDT · by Sioux-san · 8 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/30/2012 | Patrice Lewis
    Many years ago in college, I took a required psychology class. One day we were told by our professor we had to divvy ourselves up into two groups for a particular project. I don’t remember the nature of the project, but I am quite serious when I say it took us three class days to divide ourselves. Much of that time was spent discussing all the hidden hurt feelings and angst that come with being “chosen” into one group or another, reminiscent of the painful procedure of choosing sides for softball in gym class. After one day of this ridiculous...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Wisconsin bid to ban transgender inmate treatments

    03/26/2012 9:48:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies · 12+ views
    JS Online ^ | 3-26-12
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to consider reinstating a Wisconsin law that banned hormone treatments or sex-change surgeries for transgender prison inmates. The justices Monday rejected the state's appeal of a ruling that the 2006 Wisconsin law, by withholding treatments that prison doctors deem medically necessary, violated the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishments. Three Wisconsin inmates who are male-to-female transsexuals filed suit after prison doctors, who had diagnosed them as having gender identity disorder, stopped providing hormone treatments because of the law. "Refusing to provide effective treatment for a serious medical condition serves no...
  • A Mom Becomes A Man, And A Family Sticks Together

    03/11/2012 6:48:44 PM PDT · by bornred · 88 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/9/12 | NPR STAFF
    This spring, Les and Scott GrantSmith will mark their 25th wedding anniversary. The couple raised two daughters along the way. But 15 years ago, they hit a crisis that nearly shattered their family. Les was keeping a secret, and that became a problem. But they solved it as a family, in a way that kept them together and happy. In the weeks leading up to that day back in 1997, Les was certain of two things: She was a mother who loved her daughters — and she was also transgender, the term for someone born in a body of the...
  • How to Build a Speech-Jamming Gun (SpeechJammer: Artificial Speech Disturbance)

    03/01/2012 9:37:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies · 107+ views
    Technology Review ^ | 03/01/2012 | kfc
    How to Build a Speech-Jamming Gun Japanese researchers build a gun capable of stopping speakers in mid-sentence. The drone of speakers who won't stop is an inevitable experience at conferences, meetings, cinemas, and public libraries. Today, Kazutaka Kurihara at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tskuba and Koji Tsukada at Ochanomizu University, both in Japan, present a radical solution: a speech-jamming device that forces recalcitrant speakers into submission. The idea is simple. Psychologists have known for some years that it is almost impossible to speak when your words are replayed to you with a delay of...
  • Obama Adviser Argued: Kids from Big Families Have Lower IQs

    02/22/2012 5:33:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/22/12 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - John P. Holdren, the top science adviser to President Barack Obama, wrote in a book he co-authored with population control advocates Paul and Anne Ehrlich that children from larger families have lower IQs. The book—"Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions"—argued that the United States government had a “responsibility to halt the growth of the American population.” “It surely is no accident that so many of the most successful individuals are first or only children,” wrote Holdren and the Ehrlichs, “nor that children of large families (particularly with more than four children), whatever their economic status, on the average perform...
  • A meditation from the book of James on our Shadow selves.

    02/16/2012 9:37:41 AM PST · by Catholic Examiner · 2 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 2/16/2012 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    Temptation and the Shadow- a meditation James 1:19-25 Remember this, my dear brothers: be quick to listen but slow to speak and slow to rouse your temper; God's righteousness is never served by man's anger; do away with all bad habits that are left in you-accept and submit to the word which has been planted in you and can save your souls. But you must do what the word tells you to, and not just listen to it and deceive yourselves. To listen to the word and not obey is like looking at our own features in a mirror and...
  • Facebook murder: Tennessee couple killed in their home after 'defriending' woman

    02/10/2012 1:52:42 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies · 2+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | February 10, 2012 | The Telegraph
    Police in Tennessee have arrested the jilted woman's father and another man and charged them with murder. Billy Clay Payne and Billie Jean Hayworth were killed last month after they deleted Jenelle Potter, the daughter of one of the suspects, from their "friends" list. Both were shot in the head and Mr Payne's throat was cut. The couple's eight-month-old baby was found in the mother's arms, unharmed, when the bodies were discovered. "It's the worst thing I've ever seen," said Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece, who has worked in local law enforcement for 27 years. "We've had murders, but nothing...
  • Christians Who Commit Suicide

    01/27/2012 2:37:35 PM PST · by pinochet · 86 replies
    KNOL | Hendrick Nicolajsen
    The great British preacher John Newton had a friend, a poet by the name of William Cowper, who along with Newton wrote hymns which eventually were compiled in the Olney Hymnal. Cowper’s more noted contributions to this hymnal were “Oh, for a closer walk with God” and “There is a fountain filled with blood.”......Sadly, we find documented in Forbes Winslow’s Anatomy of Suicide (written in 1840) that Cowper has tried more than once to take his own life. As psychiatrist and Christian author John White puts it, “Here then we are presented with a gifted and Godly man, a man...
  • People With Low IQ Tend to be Socially Conservative: New Study (Barf, BS & Junk Science Alert)

    01/27/2012 9:33:00 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 70 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 1/27/12 | By AMRUTHA GAYATHRI:
    In a new study, bound to stir controversy, researchers have found that people with low IQ tend to have socially conservative ideals and prejudiced attitudes toward others, including people of different races and homosexuals. The new study published earlier this month in the journal Psychological Science found that British children with lower general intelligence factor (similar to IQ) are more likely to be racially prejudiced as adults. "We found that lower general intelligence in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this effect was largely mediated via conservative ideology," lead researchers Gordon Hodson and Michael A. Busseri of Brock University,...
  • Why Gay Parents May Be the Best Parents (Vomit warning)

    01/16/2012 2:00:55 PM PST · by nerdwithagun · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01-16-2012 | Stephanie Pappas
    Gay marriage, and especially gay parenting, has been in the cross hairs in recent days. On Jan. 6, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a New Hampshire audience that children are better off with a father in prison than being raised in a home with lesbian parents and no father at all.
  • Forget women and children first. Burly crew men led the race for the lifeboats (Wages of Feminism)

    01/16/2012 9:06:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 116 replies · 1+ views
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2012 | Nick Fagge, Emily Andrews, John Stevens
    t was every man – and crew member – for himself. Survivors from the Costa Concordia spoke angrily yesterday of the nightmare evacuation from the stricken ship as women and children were left behind. In the terrifying moments after the giant vessel began to list, fights even broke out to get into the lifeboats. Men refused to prioritise women, expectant mothers and children as they pushed themselves forward to escape. Crew ignored their passengers – leaving ‘chefs and waiters’ to help out.
  • Liberalism is a Psychology

    01/09/2012 2:16:47 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 32 replies
    Opinion Editorials ^ | Eric Alan Beltt
    Many conservatives are absolutely perplexed by the question of what motivates liberals to take the patently wrong political positions they do. It’s difficult to explain it without believing such obviously wrong ideas like “liberals are just stupid”, or “they want to destroy our country”, but sometimes we resort to those explanations out of pure frustration. But what is the explanation? Why do seemingly good, intelligent people take positions that cause so much harm in the face of all the facts? I’ve finally stumbled upon the answer, and it’s so stunningly simple, yet profound in its implications, that it’s absolutely mind-boggling....
  • The Needle and the Damage Done

    01/05/2012 4:57:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 5, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Last semester, I was giving a lecture on the history of the Supreme Court from 1953 to present. Toward the end of the lecture, I asked my students if they could name the current Chief Justice. None were able to do so. There were thirty students in the class. This was in a college classroom, mind you. I was annoyed by the failure of a single student to know the name of one of the three most powerful men in America. But, whenever annoyed, I have a tendency to make jokes to lighten the atmosphere. So I told my students...
  • Leftists

    12/11/2011 5:36:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | May, 1998 | George J. Irge
    The 20th century will be remembered for the totalitarian monsters of various stripes who conceived, planned and executed programs of selective mass extermination of humans. I think that all Leftists, without exception, including the meekest of democratic socialists, have been implicated - knowingly or in consciously cultivated ignorance – as apologists for, or accomplices and abettors to the crimes of the totalitarians. I am stating this categorical proposition so bluntly rather late in life, although I have been convinced of its verity for as long as I can remember being able to recognize the evidence, i.e. since my teens. I...
  • Hiding From God...Genesis 3 pt 6

    And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.(Genesis 3:8-10)In the moments following the transgression, to their horror, Adam and Eve experience the ever increasing ramifications of sin. Sin is death. It is death...
  • Statisticians can prove almost anything, a new study finds

    11/22/2011 6:05:34 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    National Post ^ | November 20, 2011 | Joseph Brean
    Catchy headlines about the latest counter-intuitive discovery in human psychology have a special place in journalism, offering a quirky distraction from the horrors of war and crime, the tedium of politics and the drudgery of economics. But even as readers smirk over the latest gee whizzery about human nature, it is generally assumed that behind the headlines, in the peer-reviewed pages of academia, most scientists are engaged in sober analysis of rigorously gathered data, and that this leads them reliably to the truth. Not so, says a new report in the journal Psychological Science, which claims to show “how unacceptably...
  • Walking through doorways causes forgetting, new research shows

    11/19/2011 6:43:57 AM PST · by decimon · 82 replies
    University of Notre Dame ^ | November 18, 2011
    We've all experienced it: The frustration of entering a room and forgetting what we were going to do. Or get. Or find. New research from University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Gabriel Radvansky suggests that passing through doorways is the cause of these memory lapses. "Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an 'event boundary' in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away," Radvansky explains. "Recalling the decision or activity that was made in a different room is difficult because it has been compartmentalized." The study was published recently in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental...
  • How Many Victims of Penn State Homosexual Predator Jerry Sandusky Will Think They are ‘Gay’?

    11/13/2011 6:04:45 AM PST · by Diago · 251 replies · 1+ views
    Americans For Truth About Homosexuality ^ | November 10, 2011 | Peter LaBarbera
    News Release Americans For Truth About HomosexualityNovember 10, 2011; Contact: Peter LaBarbera: americansfortruth@gmail.comCHICAGO—The discovery that former Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky has been molesting boys as young as 10 years old – and that university officials including head coach Joe Paterno did not do more to apprehend this predator – has shocked America. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), said the scandal exposes the continuing problem of homosexual predators in society. He offers the following observations related to the PSU scandal: Many openly homosexual (“gay”) men, like CNN anchor Don Lemon, were molested as...