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  • Brain thickness determines political leaning: study

    12/29/2010 8:25:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 6+ views
    Missing link only - Brain thickness determines political leaning: study
  • a study in stupidity

    12/28/2010 10:29:37 AM PST · by jpf · 6 replies · 2+ views
    my big mouth blog ^ | 12/28/10 | flood
    The university of Maryland recently published a study concluding that Fox News viewers are morons. Okay it doesn't actually say that, but we can all read between the lines. Democratic underground followers are cackling amongst themselves and sharing it on facebook as their consolation prize for the 2010 shellacking. Part of me doesn't want to do this, I have liberal friends, I don't want to leave them with nothing to celebrate on New Year's Eve. I mean, seriously, we got the House of Representatives and all they got was Rice A Roni, turtle wax, and a version of the home...
  • Government Waste: 20 Of The Craziest Things That The U.S. Government Is Spending Money On

    12/21/2010 9:37:16 AM PST · by FromLori · 26 replies · 2+ views
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 12/21/2010 | Michael Snyder
    You are not going to believe some of the things that the U.S. government is spending money on. According to a shocking new report, U.S. taxpayer money is being spent to study World of Warcraft, to study how Americans find love on the Internet, and to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam. Not only that, but money from the federal government is also being used to renovate a pizzeria in Iowa and to help a library in Tennessee host video game parties. These are just some of the examples in a new report on government waste from Senator...
  • Extended exposure to Fox News makes voters stupid, (Maryland) university study finds

    12/17/2010 8:28:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 101 replies · 1+ views
    Scoop ^ | 12/16/10 | Stephen C. Webster
    Extended exposure to Fox News makes voters stupid, university study findsBy Stephen C. Webster Thursday, December 16th, 2010 -- 4:53 pm The troublesome record of spin by conservative television station Fox News has long been a cause for concern to many Americans, who frequently allege that the nation's most viewed "news" network has the effect of dumbing down voters. Turns out, they were right. A University of Maryland study (PDF) published earlier this month found that people in the survey who had the most exposure to Fox News were more likely to believe falsehoods and rumors about national and world...
  • 'Study' denying Jews' right to Kotel resurfaces

    12/04/2010 7:34:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    jpost ^ | 12/4/10 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    Document which sparked strong condemnations from Israel and the US returns on official website of the PA’s news agency Wafa. Only days after it was removed from the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Information website, a “study” denying Jews’ rights to the Western Wall has resurfaced, this time on the official website of the PA’s news agency, Wafa. By publishing the document on Wafa’s website, the official mouthpiece of the PLO and the PA, the authority has sent a message that its has officially endorsed its findings. The “study,” which had sparked strong condemnations from Israel and the US, was written...
  • STUDY COURSE: Engaging with Islam – by Samuel Green

    11/22/2010 6:44:42 PM PST · by damonw · 3 replies
    I really liked this teaching course by Samuel Green. I got a chance to see Samuel in a debate and it was really good. Here is some description text from the site. ——————————————————- Islam has become an important worldview to understand and respond to. Even if you don’t know a Muslim you may be asked questions about Islam, or have questions yourself. Engaging with Islam equips Christians to understand Islam and to engage effectively with Muslims and those who make comments about Islam or have questions. Its goal is to help you to stand firm as a Christian, to defend...
  • Science Confirms U.S. Scientists Lie More Than Any Other Scientists

    Anyone with the IQ above your basic fecal speck knows that global warming no longer exists, and never was the result of man-made activity. False science doesn't end there, however. While a large volume of false scientific information is distributed in the United States, the problem is much more severe than we imagined. As it turns out, you are far more likely to be given inaccurate (or fabricated) scientific data by American scientists, than any other group of scientists in the world.
  • Wi-Fi Makes Trees Sick, Study Says (Wageningen U, Netherlands)

    11/22/2010 11:25:00 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    PC World ^ | 11/22/10 | René Schoemaker
    Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands. Radiation from Wi-Fi networks is harmful to trees, causing significant variations in growth, as well as bleeding and fissures in the bark, according to a recent study in the Netherlands. All deciduous trees in the Western world are affected, according to the study by Wageningen University. The city of Alphen aan den Rijn ordered the study five years ago after officials found unexplained abnormalities on trees that couldn't be ascribed...
  • Colder winters possible due to climate change: study

    11/17/2010 5:41:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/17/10 | Erik Kirschbaum
    BERLIN (Reuters) – Climate change could lead to colder winters in northern regions, according to a study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research on Tuesday. Vladimir Petoukhov, lead author of the study, said a shrinking of sea ice in the eastern Arctic causes some regional warming of lower air levels and may lead to anomalies in atmospheric airstreams, triggering an overall cooling of the northern continents. "These anomalies could triple the probability of cold winter extremes in Europe and northern Asia," he said. "Recent severe winters like last year's or the one of 2005/06 do not conflict with...
  • Study: 'Daily Show' Is the Least Diverse Late-Night Show

    10/20/2010 10:06:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/20/10 | Lindsay Powers
    Jon Stewart's Comedy Central show has the most white people, fewest women. Comedy Central's Daily Show is the least diverse late-night show on television, according to a graphic put together by an artist that examined the race and sex of guests compared to the general population over a six-week period this past August and September. The artist, Bard Edlund, admits his study is imperfect, and numbers may be skewed because Jon Stewart typically only has one guest on per night. Plus, guests who didn't fall into the categories of white, Hispanic, black or Asian were left off altogether. The graphic...
  • US healthcare 'to blame' for poor life expectancy rates

    10/08/2010 8:02:22 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | October 8th 2010 | Staff
    The US healthcare system is to blame for declines in the country's life expectancy ranking, a study suggests. The Columbia University report rejects claims that factors such as obesity have shortened life-spans for Americans relative to other wealthy nations. The study blames reliance on costly and fragmented specialised care, and calls for systemic reform. Its release comes as President Barack Obama's healthcare reform remains a key issue in upcoming mid-term elections. Higher costs The study notes that in 1950, the US ranked fifth among leading industrialised nations for female life expectancy at birth, but only 46th in 2008. It finds...
  • Study Claiming Abortion Not Linked With Teen Depression Full of Problems

    09/27/2010 8:47:46 AM PDT · by julieee · 4 replies ^ | September 28, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Study Claiming Abortion Not Linked With Teen Depression Full of Problems Washington, DC -- A new study bandied about by the mainstream media over the weekend claiming abortion is not linked with teen depression is full of problems, according to one of the world's leading researchers on abortion and the adverse mental health issues women face afterwards.
  • Antibiotics mess up your stomach, U.S. study finds

    09/13/2010 6:57:32 PM PDT · by decimon · 120 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 13, 2010 | Reporting by Maggie Fox; Editing by Cynthia Osterman
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Even seemingly gentle antibiotics may severely disrupt the balance of microbes living in the gut, with unforeseen health consequences, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. An intimate study of three women given ciprofloxacin showed the drug suppressed entire populations of beneficial bacteria, and at least one woman took months to recover. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, supports the common wisdom that antibiotics can damage the "good" germs living in the body. It may also support the idea behind the development of so-called probiotic products including yogurt with live cultures of bacteria.
  • Study: Fewer US Jews Say They're Observant

    09/12/2010 2:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    inn ^ | 9/12/10 | Gil Ronen
    The number of American Jews who consider themselves religiously observant has dropped by more than 20 percent over the last 20 years, a survey found. The share of Jews who consider themselves secular has risen. The results of the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, as reported by the Associated Press, showed that around 3.4 million U.S. Jews say they are religious, out of a total American Jewish population of about 5.4 million. The relative share of Jews who identify themselves as only culturally Jewish rose from 20 percent in 1990 to 37 percent in 2008, the survey established. During the...
  • Study: Flamboyant male dancing attracts women best

    09/09/2010 10:03:33 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 62 replies · 5+ views
    AP ^ | 9-8-10 | Maria Cheng
    LONDON — John Travolta was onto something. Women are most attracted to male dancers who have big, flamboyant moves similar to the actor's trademark style, British scientists say in a new study. Kris McCarty and colleagues at Northumbria University and the University of Gottingen in Germany asked 19 men aged 18 to 35 who were not professional dancers to dance in a laboratory for one minute to a basic drum rhythm. They filmed the men's movements with a dozen cameras, and then turned those movements into computer-generated avatars so the study could focus on moves, not appearances. Scientists then showed...
  • Obama, Congress Cut $ for 176 Abstinence Programs Despite New Study

    08/26/2010 9:17:49 AM PDT · by julieee · 21 replies · 4+ views ^ | August 26, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama, Congress Cut $ for 176 Abstinence Programs Despite New Study Washington, DC -- More than 176 abstinence education programs will lose funding for their outreaches to youth and young adults on September 30 because Congress and the Obama Administration canceled all grants going to abstinence-centered programming in their FY2010 budget.
  • Sex Makes the Brain Grow

    08/03/2010 6:43:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies · 255+ views
    Asylum for All Mankind ^ | July 30, 2010 | Jeremy Taylor
    Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with. In an experiment involving lab rats, sex was correlated with adult brain growth. Since previous studies have shown that stressful, unpleasant situations can hinder brain growth, researchers from Princeton University wanted to see if stressful but pleasurable situations -- like sex -- would achieve the opposite effect. So, they divided male lab rats into three groups: The rats in one group were given sex partners daily, the second group got set up with female companionship once every two weeks and the third group got nothing at all. The rats that...
  • U.S. Spent $550,496 on Study...To Learn About the Sex Lives of Truck Drivers

    07/04/2010 8:06:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies ^ | July 1, 2010 | Adam Cassandra
    ( - The federal government has spent $550,496 on a project that involved conducting “focus groups and in-depth interviews” with American long-haul truck drivers to learn about their sex lives in order to assess their risk of contracting HIV or other sexually transmitted infections. The project has failed to find any instances of HIV among the truck drivers studied. “Several international studies have documented substantial levels of sexual risk behaviors and high rates of STI and HIV amongst long-distance truck drivers living in diverse settings including India, Bangladesh, South Africa and Thailand,” says the abstract for the grant published by...
  • Moon Has 100 Times More Water, New Study Suggests

    06/14/2010 8:04:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 500+ views ^ | 6/14/10 | Denise Chow
    The moon's interior may harbor 100 times more water than previous estimates, according to a new study that took a fresh look at samples of moon rocks collected by Apollo astronauts nearly 40 years ago. The researchers determined that the lunar water likely originated early in the moon's formation history, suggesting that it is, in fact, native to the moon. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory, and other colleagues, said it's likely that the water was preserved from the hot magma that was present when the moon began to form – some 4.5 billion years ago.
  • Study backs heart-healthy effect of dairy fat

    06/09/2010 9:23:31 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 45+ views
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Eating dairy foods could help protect your heart, new research from Sweden suggests. Dairy foods are a major source of saturated fat in the diet, which has been associated with heart disease. However, there's some evidence that dairy foods could actually benefit heart health, for example by lowering blood pressure or reducing cholesterol levels, Dr. Eva Warensjo of Uppsala University and her colleagues note in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. To get a clearer sense of people's intake of fat from dairy and heart disease risk, Warensjo and her team measured blood levels of...
  • Harvard study shows earmarks cost jobs

    06/07/2010 11:19:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 19+ views
    examiner ^ | 6/7/10 | editorial
    There are many reasons to oppose federal earmarks and pork barrel spending. They're wasteful and inefficient; they promote corruption and kickbacks; and, as was vividly demonstrated with the "Lousiana Purchase" and the "Cornhusker Kickback" during the Senate Obamacare debate, pork barrel spending can be used to persuade congressmen to support outrageously expensive legislation they would normally oppose. Further proof of the pernicious effect of earmarks comes from a new study by the Harvard Business School -- "Do Powerful Politicians Cause Corporate Downsizing?" -- that concludes federal pork kills jobs and stifles local economies.
  • FTC draft study proposes massive bailout of newspapers

    06/05/2010 11:29:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 533+ views
    american thinker ^ | 6/5/10 | Joseph Smith
    The FTC has issued a discussion report on rescuing the failing newspaper industry, labeled as "The Reinvention of Journalism," Fox News reports. An NYU journalism source speaks for critics of the FTC draft: The problem with this is that the FTC is trying to set an agenda here, that some sort of government intervention is necessary. It's a power grab by the FTC and it's also an example of one old power structure circling its wagons around another.
  • Study finds hurricanes may snap Gulf pipelines (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)

    05/27/2010 1:21:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 215+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/27/10 | Erwin Seba
    HOUSTON (Reuters) – Hurricanes could rupture underwater oil and natural gas pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico, which is already struggling with the worst oil spill in U.S. history, according to a new study by researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Mississippi. The study looked at the effects from 2004's Hurricane Ivan, which disrupted several underwater pipelines in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. Disruption of the seafloor can reach depths of 300 feet from destructive currents, which can continue for up to a week after the hurricane passes, the researchers found. "It doesn't go away, even after the...
  • Study: State would add half million to Medicaid rolls

    05/26/2010 5:43:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 228+ views
    nba.msg ^ | 5/26/10 | Bill Theobald
    WASHINGTON -- Five years into the recently passed health care reform law Tennessee could have nearly a half million more residents on Medicaid, according to a report released Wednesday.
  • Study Points to Health Law’s Penalties

    05/24/2010 7:59:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 771+ views
    ny times ^ | 5/24/10 | Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — About one-third of employers subject to major requirements of the new health care law may face tax penalties because they offer health insurance that could be considered unaffordable to some employees, a new study says. The study, by Mercer, one of the nation’s largest employee benefit consulting concerns, is based on a survey of nearly 3,000 employers. It suggests that a little-noticed provision of the law could affect far more employers than Congress had assumed.
  • Larger Breasts Pay Off for Waitresses, Study by (Cornell) Hotel Professor Finds

    05/07/2010 7:50:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 213 replies · 6,905+ views
    ©2010 The Cornell Daily Sun. ^ | May 7, 2010 | By Eliza LaJoie
    Prof. Michael Lynn, marketing and tourism, surveyed 374 waitresses about their perceived “sexiness,” breast size and other physical characteristics and correlated these results with the amount of tips the waitresses received. His results indicate that evolutionary instinct trumps the ideals many patrons profess. Though most customers say they reward service, Lynn reports that quality of service has less than a 2-percent effect on the actual tip. Instead, he found that waitresses with larger bra sizes received higher tips — as did women with blonde hair and slender bodies..... Lynn explained that his study could be useful to a potential waitress...
  • Holocaust Study: It Took Three Years for Polish Jewry to Wake Up

    04/12/2010 10:52:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 658+ views
    INN ^ | 4/12/10 | Hillel Fendel
    A new study by Dr. Chavi Dreyfuss Ben-Sasson analyzes the experiences of Polish Jewry as they dealt, or didn’t deal, with their neighbors and friends who suddenly became enemies and Nazi collaborators. The study appeared several months ago in a book entitled, “We are Polish Jewry?” The book researches the relations between Jews and Poles during the Holocaust – relations that have been termed the “most complex and charged” of the entire Holocaust period.
  • Koreans Don't Have Big Faces, Study Finds

    03/26/2010 11:48:13 AM PDT · by FReepaholic · 17 replies · 694+ views
    The Chosun Ilbo ^ | 3/26/2010 | Unknown
    A study by the Korea Food and Drug Administration seems to contradict the stereotype that Koreans have bigger faces than Caucasians. The KFDA measured the facial dimensions of 387 adults and 304 children and adolescents between 2007 and 2009 and found that the average Korean male's face was 419 sq. cm in area or about 92 percent the size of Caucasian males' 453 sq. cm. The face of the average Korean woman measured 371 sq. cm, a little smaller than the average Caucasian woman's 380 sq. cm. Experts say the faces of Koreans appear to be bigger due to a kind...
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence - New study concludes firearm ownership does not cause crime

    03/24/2010 5:03:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies · 278+ views
    Journal of Interpersonal Violence XX(X) 1 –12 ^ | 2010 | Samara McPhedran1, Jeanine Baker, and Pooja Singh
    It is pertinent to note that the level of legislative restriction surrounding firearms ownership differs between the three countries. For example, Canada and New Zealand permit the ownership and use of the types of firearms that are banned in Australia. In addition, Canada, like Australia, mandates registration of all firearms whereas New Zealand, unlike Canada and Australia, does not require registration of all firearms. However, these differences do not appear to be reflected in the long-term declines in homicide rates, suggesting the need to consider other explanations for the trends.
  • Joint Forces Paper Cites Possible Future Threats

    03/17/2010 4:57:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 107+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2010 – U.S. Joint Forces Command is providing military leaders with valuable insight for the future of the military, the command’s chief of staff said this week. Air Force Maj. Gen. David M. Edgington discussed a paper called U.S. Joint Forces Command Joint Operating Environment 2010 during a “DoDLive” bloggers roundtable March 15. The document depicts the strategic framework of the future operational environment and its implications on the joint force, both structurally and operationally, Edgington said. The idea behind the new plan, he explained, is to help U.S. combatant commanders determine their resource requirements over the...
  • Climate change may extend allergy season: study

    03/01/2010 11:42:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 412+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/1/10 | JoAnne Allen
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sneezing, congestion, and runny noses from hay fever may be lasting longer because climate change may be extending pollen seasons, doctors in Italy said on Monday. Pollen seasons as well as the amount of pollen in the air progressively increased during a six-year study in Italy, the doctors told a meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology in New Orleans. The team at Genoa University recorded pollen counts, how long pollen seasons lasted and sensitivity to five types of pollen in the Bordighera region of Italy from 1981 to 2007. "By studying a well-defined...
  • Liberalism, atheism linked to IQ (CNN propaganda scientists)

    02/26/2010 3:18:01 PM PST · by boughtwithaprice · 47 replies · 897+ views
    Political, religious and sexual behaviors may be reflections of intelligence, a new study finds. Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data on these behaviors with IQ from a large national U.S. sample and found that, on average, people who identified as liberal and atheist had higher IQs. This applied also to sexual exclusivity in men, but not in women. The findings will be published in the March 2010 issue of Social Psychology Quarterly. The IQ differences, while statistically significant, are not stunning -- on the order of 6 to 11 points...
  • Study: Warming to bring stronger hurricanes (fewer but stronger,, uhh.. right)

    02/21/2010 11:26:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 517+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/21/10 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON – Top researchers now agree that the world is likely to get stronger but fewer hurricanes in the future because of global warming, seeming to settle a scientific debate on the subject. But they say there's not enough evidence yet to tell whether that effect has already begun. Since just before Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi in 2005, dueling scientific papers have clashed about whether global warming is worsening hurricanes and will do so in the future. The new study seems to split the difference. A special World Meteorological Organization panel of 10 experts in both hurricanes and...
  • Contrary To Liberal Opinion Abstinence Education Works

    02/06/2010 9:02:18 PM PST · by CaroleL · 3 replies · 194+ views ^ | 02/07/10 | CaroleL
    Surprise (to some)! Abstinence education actually works. According to a new University of Pennsylvania study published in The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, abstinence only education helps to prevent teen pregnancy even if it does not include a religious message. The study showed that 33 percent of sixth and seventh graders who took an abstinence-only course had sex within two years of the course compared to 52 percent who were taught only "safer sex" and 42 percent who were taught both abstinence and safer sex.
  • Study links excessive internet use to depression

    02/02/2010 8:42:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 432+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/2/10 | Kate Kelland
    LONDON (Reuters) – People who spend a lot of time surfing the internet are more likely to show signs of depression, British scientists said on Wednesday. But it is not clear whether the internet causes depression or whether depressed people are drawn to it. Psychologists from Leeds University found what they said was "striking" evidence that some avid net users develop compulsive internet habits in which they replace real-life social interaction with online chat rooms and social networking sites. "This study reinforces the public speculation that over-engaging in websites that serve to replace normal social function might be linked to...
  • Study: Cut Corporate Taxes to Create Jobs(Make US More Attractive, Retain R&D, Nuclear Energy)

    01/31/2010 6:24:02 AM PST · by Son House · 13 replies · 378+ views ^ | January 29, 2010 |
    Ross DeVol of the Milken Institute on the best ways to create long-term job growth.
  • Brain Switches Utilitarian Behavior: Does Gender Make the Difference?

    According to this paper males are by nature more utilitarian than females, and non-invasive brain stimulation more easily and incisively alters feminine than male utilitarian thinking. Any comments?
  • Why those fat thighs may help you live longer

    01/13/2010 12:01:49 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 35 replies · 1,428+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 12, 2010 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People with fat in their thighs and backsides may live longer because the fat traps harmful fatty particles and actively secretes helpful compounds, according to a report published on Tuesday. Many studies have shown that people who accumulate fat around the abdomen and stomach are more likely to die of heart disease and other causes than bottom-heavy people, but the reasons are not clear. This may be because several different mechanisms are involved, said Konstantinos Manolopoulos of Britain's University of Oxford. "It is the protective role of lower body, that is, gluteofemoral fat, that is striking," Manolopoulos...
  • Study Finds Slight Cost Increase in Senate Health Bill

    01/10/2010 5:30:17 AM PST · by Son House · 9 replies · 514+ views ^ | January 10, 2010 |
    The Senate's plan to expand health coverage to 34 million more Americans would raise costs slightly, government economic experts said in a report Saturday. Over time, cost-cutting measures could start to reduce the annual increases in health care spending, offering the possibility of substantial savings in the long run. At the same time, however, some of the Senate's Medicare savings could be unrealistic and cause lawmakers to roll them back, according to Medicare's top number crunchers. The study found that health spending, which accounts for about one-sixth of the economy, would go up by less than 1 percent more than...
  • Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist

    Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist By Meg Sullivan December 14, 2005 Category: Research While the editorial page of The Wall Street Journal is conservative, the newspaper's news pages are liberal, even more liberal than The New York Times. The Drudge Report may have a right-wing reputation, but it leans left. Coverage by public television and radio is conservative compared to the rest of the mainstream media. Meanwhile, almost all major media outlets tilt to the left....
  • Study: 'Stimulus' spending is partisan, ignores the most unemployed areas

    12/19/2009 5:25:30 AM PST · by aquapub · 4 replies · 494+ views
    A new study has confirmed that Obama's "stimulus" spending is overwhelmingly targeting Democratic districts and being used as partisan constituent payoffs...while ignoring unemployment. The study, conducted by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia, found that the porkulus funds have gone to Democrat districts almost twice as often as Republican districts. Now, as I have noted before, the worst economic disaster areas usually are run exclusively by Democrats and have been for decades. However, as Mercatus Center scholar Veronique de Rugy explains: "If the stimulus money was actually spent to create jobs, there would be more stimulus money...
  • WaPo Editorial: New study shatters the myth of hybrid cars saving the planet

    12/18/2009 6:28:17 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 22 replies · 940+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | December 18, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    Many on the right view the Toyota Prius as a tree-hugger's feel-good car. They are much more expensive than non-tree-hugger cars of the same size, and while the mileage is better, the added cost of the vehicle will never equal the gas savings over the life of the car. But the enviro-buyers don't really care about the cost savings (if they did, why would they overpay for the car?). It is really only about one thing: showing the world that they care more about saving the planet than you or I do. To those of us in the global warming...
  • Study confirms low mortality for swine flu

    12/07/2009 4:14:28 PM PST · by TitleX · 22 replies · 534+ views
    Reuters ^ | 12/7/2009 | Maggie Fox
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the most systematic looks yet at the swine flu pandemic confirms that it is at worst only a little more serious than an average flu season and could well be a good deal milder, researchers said on Monday. ... Lipsitch's team calculated a potential range of 7,800 to 29,000 deaths. This compares to seasonal flu, which kills 36,000 people a year and puts 200,000 into the hospital.
  • From Genesis to Revelation in One Year

    12/06/2009 8:33:58 AM PST · by OneVike · 23 replies · 950+ views
    Gate of The City ^ | 12/6/09 | OneVike
    I have been asked by numerous individuals as to how I manage to get through the Bible in one years time. It is a task I attempt to undertake every year, and I must admit that often times I find myself bunching up a few books around the end of the year to accomplish my task. There are many schedules put out every January by various Christian Churches and organizations that will guide you in accomplishing such an endeavor. I am sure those who attend church regularly will find that their Church offers a schedule every December. Unfortunately, what...
  • Scientist Repeats Swine Flu Lab-Escape Claim in Published Study

    11/25/2009 6:17:44 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 5 replies · 673+ views
    Bloomberg | Nov 24. | Simeon Bennett
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  • U.S. Officials Study Effect of Iraq Election Law Veto

    11/19/2009 3:39:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 210+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2009 – American forces are waiting to see what effect the veto of Iraqi election legislation may have on the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, the commander of Multinational Force Iraq said in Baghdad yesterday. “I think we’re set up and we’re flexible enough between now and the first of May,” Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno said. “So … we won’t have to make any decisions until the late spring.” Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi’s veto of an election law recently passed by Iraq’s legislature that would allow the election to take place has thrown the...
  • Uninsured Twice as Likely to Die in ER

    11/17/2009 12:18:02 PM PST · by presidio9 · 91 replies · 2,488+ views
    CBS News / AP (Obama) ^ | Nov. 16, 2009
    Uninsured patients with traumatic injuries, such as car crashes, falls and gunshot wounds, were almost twice as likely to die in the hospital as similarly injured patients with health insurance, according to a troubling new study. The findings by Harvard University researchers surprised doctors and health experts who have believed emergency room care was equitable. "This is another drop in a sea of evidence that the uninsured fare much worse in their health in the United States," said senior author Dr. Atul Gawande, a Harvard surgeon and medical journalist. The study, appearing in the November issue of Archives of Surgery,...
  • Study: 20 Percent of Women Using Abortion Drug Face Medical Complications

    11/11/2009 9:55:03 AM PST · by julieee · 6 replies · 334+ views ^ | November 11, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Study: 20 Percent of Women Using Abortion Drug Face Medical Complications Washington, DC ( -- Planned Parenthood says "Our monitoring shows that mifepristone medication abortion continues to be a safe abortion option." The distributor of Mifeprex (the trade name for RU 486) says that "Mifeprex is 92-95% effective for safely ending early pregnancy." But a new study from Finland says that 20% of the women using the abortion pill suffer at least one significant complication. Nearly 4% reported two or more complications or "adverse events."
  • A few coffees a day keep liver disease at bay: study

    10/21/2009 7:35:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 614+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Researchers in the United States have found another good reason to go to the local espresso bar: several cups of coffee a day could halt the progression of liver disease, a study showed Wednesday. Sufferers of chronic hepatitis C and advanced liver disease who drank three or more cups of coffee per day slashed their risk of the disease progressing by 53 percent compared to patients who drank no coffee, the study led by Neal Freedman of the US National Cancer Institute (NCI) showed. For the study, 766 participants enrolled in the Hepatitis C Antiviral Long-Term Treatment...
  • Study: H1N1 Vaccine Too Late, Won't Help Most

    10/20/2009 3:46:21 AM PDT · by Doogle · 28 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Washington Times via FOX ^ | 10/20/09 | FOX NEWS
    The H1N1 vaccine will arrive too late to help most Americans who will be infected during this flu season, according to a study conducted by scholars at Purdue University, The Washington Times reported on Tuesday. The study also estimates that the virus — commonly referred to as the swine flu bug — will infect about 60 percent of the U.S. population, although only about 25 percent of Americans will fall ill.