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  • Barack Obama Ranked 12th Best U.S. President Ever in Major Survey of Historians

    02/17/2017 10:57:36 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 47 replies
    Time ^ | February 17, 2017 | David Von Drehle
    Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential historians published on Friday. Obama’s 12th-place ranking only a month after leaving office is the best for any president since Ronald Reagan, who ranks ninth in the new survey. The list updates previous C-SPAN surveys compiled in 2009 and 2000.
  • VA House Delegates survey for citizens

    01/15/2017 10:05:04 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 11 replies
    From an email
    January 11th is the first day of the 2017 legislative session for the Virginia House of Delegates, and our members want to hear what's important to you. Every year we conduct a legislative survey, then share the results with our members so they know the issues and priorities you have for 2017. Please fill out our legislative survey at this link: http://bit.ly/2017VALegislativeSurvey
  • Survey finds millennials lack basic survival skills

    01/13/2017 4:09:04 PM PST · by BBell · 133 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/13/17 | Todd Masson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    In the coming zombie apocalypse, safe spaces may be in short supply, so millennials will have to take shelter under their Spoonk mats and crack open their cell phones in hopes there's creamy nougat inside. According to a recent survey -- this is shocking, I know -- millennials lack even the most basic survival skills. Apparently SnapChat offers no tutorials on how to build a snare trap. The survey, conducted ahead of the London Boat Show, found even the most basic of life skills are quantum physics to most millennials. More than half were unable to tie a single knot...
  • Oregon rancher receives government request to survey his property – read his brilliant response

    01/07/2017 2:32:45 PM PST · by Baynative · 64 replies
    Meckler - Patheos ^ | 6/23/16 | Mark Meckler
    So many people cave in and bend over backwards to accommodate the most ridiculous requests of federal and state governments, but this story is a reminder of how we all should respond when bureaucrats come knocking at our doors. Recently, Oregon ranchers Larry and Amanda Anderson received a letter by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife asking for permission to survey their land in order to track a nearly endangered species. The letter requested use of the landowners’ creek to document the amphibian life represented, specifically the foothill yellow-legged frog which is noted to have recently declined in population....
  • Donald J. Trump asks for your help to prioritize his first 100 days in office [survey]

    11/18/2016 2:34:22 PM PST · by springwater13 · 149 replies
    President-Elect Trump just posted an online survey for help prioritizing his first 100 days in office.
  • New Survey of Gun Ownership Shows Bias Before Publication

    09/27/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The choice of those publications is highly instructive of the motives of the researchers.  The publications are The Trace, funded by Michael Bloomberg to promote citizen disarmament in the United States, and The Guardian, the British publication that is highly antagonistic to widespread gun ownership and the Second Amendment. From theguardian.com: The unpublished Harvard/Northeastern survey result summary, obtained exclusively by the Guardian and the Trace, estimates that America’s gun stock has increased by 70m guns since 1994. At the same time, the percentage of Americans who own guns decreased slightly from 25% to 22%. The lead author of the...
  • Survey: Right Wing People More Likely to Be Sexually Satisfied

    09/05/2016 5:13:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Tech (Breitbart) ^ | September 4, 2016 | Charlie Nash
    Those who consider themselves as “very right wing” are more likely to have a satisfactory sex life, according to a new European survey by YouGov that interviewed over 19,000 people. Just 66% of “left wing” Brits claimed to have a satisfactory sex life. This was significantly less than the 73% of Brits who considered themselves both “very right wing” and sexually satisfied, and the 70% who considered themselves “right wing” and satisfied. In Germany, 77% of those who considered themselves very right wing also claimed to be satisfied in bed, while 71% of very left wing people claimed to have...
  • Poll Fraud

    08/21/2016 2:37:14 PM PDT · by Boomer · 35 replies
    Boomer | 8.21.16 | Self
    Just got a call from a poll taker who after 90 seconds and me answering their question of race (white) decided they have their quota of male answers. Total fraud. The poll taker knew I was male right from the beginning but it was only after I said I was white that she used the pretext of me being male to end the survey.
  • Trump Campaign Strategy Survey

    08/08/2016 2:20:39 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 10 replies
    Trump/Pence Campaign 2016 ^ | 08/08/2016 | Trump/Pence
    In JUST three months, you get to vote for the next president of the United States. But in order to make sure Trump wins, we need YOUR immediate input on his critical general election strategy moving forward. Take the Trump Campaign Strategy Survey now. >> Without you, this campaign would be NOTHING. Our landslide victories, our momentum, and our massive rallies are all thanks to supporters like you who were ready to Make America Great Again! But now we face the fight of our lifetime. We The People are going up against Hillary Clinton’s monstrous machine of elites, lobbyists, and...
  • Rasmussen: Trump 44%, Clinton 37%

    The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly White House Watch survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 44% support to Clinton’s 37%. Thirteen percent (13%) favor some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided.
  • Fewer Americans Believe in God — Yet They Still Believe in Afterlife

    03/22/2016 9:00:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    NBC News ^ | 03/22/2016 | Maggie Fox
    Fewer Americans say they believe in God or pray regularly — yet more people believe in an afterlife nonetheless, a new study finds. It's a generational thing, with millennials the least likely generation to say they're religious or to take the Bible literally, the team at San Diego State University, Florida Atlantic University and Case Western Reserve University found. "In recent years, fewer Americans prayed, believed in God, took the Bible literally, attended religious services, identified as religious, affiliated with a religion, or had confidence in religious institutions," the team wrote in the journal Sage Open. "The large declines in...
  • Survey: US ranks as 4th best country in the world

    01/21/2016 6:55:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2016 | Rick Moran
    Frankly, I'm surprised the US is ranked as high as it is in this firest ever US News and World Report survey of the best countries in the world. Is it ironic the Germany is #1? When you consider the history of the last century, you have to think so. Canada ranks #2 and Great Britain #3. The survey, conducted by the magazine and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and global brand consultants BAV Consulting, took into account 24 factors to make their determinations. Washington Post: The new project ranks 60 countries across 24 categories and is based on a survey of more...
  • Alcohol Voted 'Worst' Christmas Gift ...

    12/23/2015 10:42:41 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 58 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 23rd December, 2015 | Annie Hayes
    Alcohol Voted 'Worst' Christmas Gift The results of a recent poll by review and research organisation Consumer Reports have revealed alcohol is considered the "worst" gift to receive at Christmas. The Consumer Reports National Research Center designed a survey to explore "general sentiment and shopping behaviours" for the 2015 winter holiday season. Out of the 1,300 US residents polled - statistically weighted so that respondents in the survey were demographically and geographically representative of the US population - spirits such as vodka, rum and whisky received the highest number of votes for 'worst gift', with 20% listing booze as the...
  • Answer the following questions to see which 2016 Presidential candidate you side with

    11/07/2015 11:41:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Where do you side on social issues ... environment ... the economy ... domestic policy ... healthcare ... foreign policy ... education ... immigration? This is a fairly comprehensive survey. You give your position on the issues and they tell you which candidates you most agree with.
  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Survey Research

    11/05/2015 5:52:11 AM PST · by snarkpup · 2 replies
    Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment ^ | Colorado Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
    We conduct confidential health studies, and we are not telemarketers. Our questions cover topics such as general health status, health behaviors and preventive health practices. We call both landline and cell phone numbers obtained through random-digit dialing. The results provide information necessary for evaluating health programs, monitoring public health trends and planning future activities to improve the health of current and former Colorado residents. Our studies provide much of the data available on the Colorado Health Indicators website.
  • New York Times readership survey asks for gender, offers three options

    04/14/2015 3:09:03 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2015 | New York Times
    What is your gender? Male Female Other Prefer not to answer
  • Global Survey Ranks Most and Least Religious Countries in the World: UK Among Least

    04/13/2015 8:01:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/13/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A global survey by WIN/Gallup International has ranked the most and least religious countries in the world, with the U.K. ranking among the least. In the United States, only 56 percent of the respondents said that they are religious. Jean-Marc Leger of WIN/Gallup claimed, however, that religious affiliation continues to hold strong numbers on a worldwide scale. "Religion continues to dominate our everyday lives and we see that the total number of people who consider themselves to be religious is actually relatively high," Leger said, according to The Telegraph. "Furthermore, with the trend of an increasingly religious youth globally, we...
  • Major survey finds record low confidence in government

    03/12/2015 8:56:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    AP.org ^ | 3/11/15 | Emily Swanson - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows, according to a major survey that has measured attitudes on the subject for 40 years. The 2014 General Social Survey finds only 23 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court, 11 percent in the executive branch and 5 percent in Congress. By contrast, half have a great deal of confidence in the military. The survey is conducted by the independent research organization NORC at the University of Chicago. Because of its long-running and comprehensive set of questions...
  • Gun Ownership at Lowest Level

    03/10/2015 8:00:31 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 79 replies
    The Newser ^ | 5-10-15 | Newser Editors and Wire Services
    " The number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it has ever been.."
  • Psychedelic drugs ‘not linked to mental health problems’

    03/08/2015 5:15:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/08/2015
    TRONDHEIM, Norway, March 8 (UPI) — A new study from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has found there is no connection between psychedelic drugs and mental health issues. The researchers analyzed data from the U.S. National Health Survey (2008-2011). The data includes over 130,000 randomly selected adults, including nearly 20,000 psychedelic drug users. The analysis showed people who use LSD or psilocybin mushrooms do not have an increased risk of mental health problems.
  • Survey of Men at Abortion Clinics Reveals Their Thoughts

    02/03/2015 12:20:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | September 10, 2012 | Tech
    Researcher Arthur Shostak surveyed 1000 men waiting at abortion clinics while their girlfriends or wives were being aborted. He discovered that: 42% of the boyfriends had offered to marry the woman 25% of those who did not offer to marry the woman offered child support 39% of the men believed that life began at conception or when the nervous system began to function 26% believe that the abortion was the “killing of a child.” The study found a range of emotions among the men. They feared for the woman’s health, felt guilty about the abortion or the pregnancy, felt self-doubt,...
  • Uninsured Balk at Obamacare Bite

    02/02/2015 4:32:31 AM PST · by rootin tootin · 19 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 2/2/2015 | David Catron
    When it became obvious a couple of years ago that Obamacare would accelerate health care inflation, the law’s boosters began claiming that cost control was never its primary goal. PPACA’s promoters had previously promised that it would reduce annual health care expenses by $2,500 per family while improving access and quality of care. But the facts forced them to abandon that pledge and adopt a safer party line. As expressed by the New York Times, the new story goes thus: “At its most basic level, the Affordable Care Act was intended to reduce the number of Americans without health insurance.”...
  • Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning [and much more]

    01/13/2015 1:57:02 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 29 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | September 22, 2014 | Pew Research Center
    Nearly three-quarters of the public (72%) now thinks religion is losing influence in American life, up 5 percentage points from 2010 to the highest level in Pew Research polling over the past decade... The share of Americans who say churches and other houses of worship should express their views on social and political issues is up 6 points since the 2010 midterm elections (from 43% to 49%). .. It finds a slight drop in support for allowing gays and lesbians to marry, with 49% of Americans in favor and 41% opposed – a 5-point dip in support from a February...
  • Gun Rights Outweigh Gun Control In New Pew Survey

    12/30/2014 12:06:22 PM PST · by catnipman · 6 replies
    NPR ^ | 12/10/14 | Bill Chappell
    The most dramatic shift in opinion took place among black Americans, according to the nonpartisan Pew. In December 2012, only 29 percent of black respondents said owning a gun helps protect people from crime, but this year, 54 percent said so. Many women also changed their view, Pew says, citing the 51 percent who said owning a gun protects people from becoming victims of crime in 2014, compared with only 40 percent who said so in 2012.
  • A third of UK children don't know Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, says survey

    12/10/2014 8:08:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 12-6-2014 | Mail on Sunday Reporter
    A third of children in the UK aged between ten and 13 do not know that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, according to a survey. What’s more, half the population considers Jesus’s birth irrelevant to their festive celebrations, while only one adult in ten can correctly state four facts about the Nativity. Critics claim the research shows schools are becoming too politically correct and are not putting on Nativity plays for fear of offending people of different religions.
  • The Pew Foundation's Estimate of Illegals Was Close to 70 Million More Than 5 Years Ago

    11/21/2014 6:58:47 AM PST · by Stayfree · 21 replies
    Stayfree | November 21, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    Several years ago, the Pew Foundation (very liberal) did a detail survey and determined that the number of illegals in the U.S. at that time was at least 55 million and more likely up to 70 million. Since then, many millions more have sneaked into the U.S. and since then, every family has been creating anchor babies every 9 months which means that there are probably over 100 million illegals here...not the 11 million first mentioned during the Clinton administration. Our local elementary school is about 3/4 Hispanic. The Los Angeles City scholl system is estimated at over 90% Hispanic....
  • The State of Theology [Poll of 3,000 Americans about God and the Bible]

    10/28/2014 4:53:38 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    It is Ligonier's desire to serve the church in fulfilling the Great Commission. This survey has helped to point out common gaps in theological knowledge and awareness so that Christians might be more effective in the proclamation, teaching, and defense of the essential truths of the Christian faith.
  • Voter roll call survey (vanity)

    10/23/2014 3:49:28 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 6 replies
    Self ^ | 10/23/2014 | vanity
    I just received a robo call voter issue survey from "Voter Roll Call" in Washington DC, phone # 1-202-800-5532. I Googled the name and found all the surveys were sponsored by "MoveON.Org. Political Action The questions were worded in a manner that they ask you your political party, senate candidate you support, opinion on Obama...... It was an automated voice and they asked questions with corresponding numbers for the answer. 1 Are you a registered voter? 2 How likely are you to vote? There were about 30 questions which were designed to give a clear profile of which value issues...
  • The survey that proves the republic is unsalvageable

    09/20/2014 1:04:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 19, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)One in three Americans can’t name a single branch of the U.S. government, according to a poll from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. The survey, which was conducted from July 8 to 14, and published Sept. 17, found that only 36 percent of respondents could name all three branches of government, while an alarming 35 percent of survey respondents couldn’t name a single branch. The poll, which contains a margin of error of plus or minus 3.06 percent, surveyed 1,416 U.S. adults aged 18 and older. The report also found that only 27 percent of...
  • Government Releases First Large-Scale Health Data on Gay Community

    07/17/2014 10:02:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 17, 2014 | Denali Tietjen
    Less than three percent of the population identifies as gay, lesbian or bisexual (GLB), a new federal health report shows. According to the survey responses, 96.6 percent of adults ages 18 years and older identify as straight, 1.6 percent identified as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent identified as bisexual. These numbers are significantly lower than most American’s estimate. A 2012 Gallup Survey shows that U.S. adults, on average, approximate a quarter of the population to be gay or lesbian.
  • Conversations with Reagan

    07/09/2014 12:45:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 9, 2014 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Barack Obama was named the worst president since World War II, according to a survey of the American people who were asked to rate the nation's chief executives over the past 69 years. The Quinnipiac University Poll released last week found that one third of its respondents picked Obama as the all-time worst, ahead of George W. Bush in its disapproval. Obama's unpopularity will come as no surprise to those who've been closely following his big spending presidency. But the really big news was the man who topped the best presidency list: Ronald Reagan. Reagan championed entrepreneurial...
  • IU survey: U.S. journalists less satisfied and have less autonomy

    05/08/2014 9:17:11 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
    "Most see journalism going in "wrong direction." Six in 10 journalists (59.7 percent) say that journalism in the United States is going in the wrong direction."
  • Obamacare: They Shoot Horses Don´t They?

    03/31/2014 5:27:59 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 17 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 3/31/2014 | David Catron
    A new survey reveals that public esteem for Obamacare is continuing to plummet, hitting yet another historic low. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll released last Friday, “President Barack Obama's health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago, according to a new poll.” The AP survey shows that a mere “26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act.” When the law was passed, 39 percent of the public supported it. But the President, along with his accomplices in Congress and the media, assured us that this percentage would rise...
  • 30 Survey Results That Sound False But That Are Actually True

    03/29/2014 7:49:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/27/2014 | Michael Snyder
    You will be shocked at what some Americans actually believe. For example, close to 90 percent of us believe that we are eating a healthy diet, and yet more than third of the population is officially obese. 65 percent of all Americans say that they are dissatisfied with the government, and yet nearly a third of us would be willing to submit to a "TSA body cavity search" in order to get on an airplane. As you will see below, Americans are angrier and more frustrated with government and with their lives than ever before, but we also exhibit almost...
  • WHAT THE PEOPLE OF GOD SAID

    02/26/2014 6:10:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    At the beginning of December, I announced in these pages and in a letter sent to all of our parishes and missions that our diocese would welcome any input from the faithful as they might wish to the questions sent by the Holy See at the request of Pope Francis on marriage and family life in our day. Over 6,800 people responded, taking time to fill out the survey, often taking significant additional time to add comments to the online version or by filling out the survey on paper and submitting it (written submissions were subsequently entered into the online...
  • Survey: Nearly half of CFOs plan to cut jobs over Obamacare (Pelosi knew)

    12/12/2013 6:00:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/12/13 | Chuck Ross
    A new survey of 400 chief financial officers in the U.S. finds that nearly half of companies plan to cut back on employment in response to Obamacare. Despite more optimism about the U.S. economy and their own companies, the quarterly survey, conducted by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and CFO Magazine found that “48% of US CFOs say their firms are considering reducing employment in response to the Affordable Care Act.” Twenty percent of CFOs said that they may hire fewer workers in response to Obamacare. Ten percent said that layoffs were a possibility while 40 percent of CFOs...
  • Polling the Laity is Always a Bad Idea (Polling of Catholic Dioceses)

    11/15/2013 2:28:46 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | November 15, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    Polling is one of the great tools of modern political campaigns, and one of the banes, too.Polls can be wildly inaccurate. Look at virtually any poll prior to any vote on same-sex marriage in the many states where it has been voted down. They uniformly showed traditional marriage would lose.  But with only one exception, traditional marriage has won, even in liberal states.Polls rely on many intangibles that can sway the person answering: the wording of the question, the sample size, and where they are drawn from.The results of polls are often used not to find out what people are...
  • Survey: Most Uninsured Americans Aren’t Flocking to (wealth) Exchanges

    11/10/2013 5:44:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Wall St Cheat Sheet ^ | 11/09/13 | Meghan Foley
    **SNIP** To function as intended, the marketplaces need a broad, healthy risk pool to keep staggering rate increases from occurring. The premiums of healthy, cheap-to-insure people cover the big bills for the relatively small number of sick people. So if the exchanges do not “enroll enough young, healthy people, insurers will have to raise everyone’s premiums,” wrote the New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn in May. “In the worst case, this could create what actuaries call a ‘death spiral’: Rising premiums prompt people to drop out, causing premiums to increase even more.” Because the reform was aimed at bringing coverage to most...
  • The worst survey in the world

    11/06/2013 4:32:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    LMS Chairman - The Chairman's Blog ^ | November 6, 2013 | LMS Chairman
    Most worrying of course are the questions which seem to be aimed at getting people to say that the teaching and discipline of the Church needs to be loosened somehow.
  • 'We may be able to watch dark energy turn on': U-M involved in unprecedented sky survey

    09/03/2013 4:20:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    U-Mich ^ | 9/3/13 | Nicole Casal Moore
    ANN ARBOR—Moonless nights outside the Cerro Tololo astronomical observatory in Chile are so dark that when you look down, you can't see your feet. "You can't see your hands," said David Gerdes, physics professor at the University of Michigan. "But you can hold them up to the sky and see a hand-shaped hole with no stars in it. It's really incredible." From this site in the Andes over the next five years, an international team will map one-eighth of the sky in unprecedented detail—aiming to make a time lapse of the past 8 billion years of a slice of the...
  • Two-thirds of small businesses aren't ready for ObamaCare, survey finds

    07/17/2013 8:46:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce ^ | 7/17/13 | Ben Goad
    Less than a third of small businesses say they’re prepared for the regulatory mandates under ObamaCare, a new survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found. The business lobby's quarterly survey of small firms found a concerns over the law have increased by a double-digit margin over the last year, and by 4 percentage points since the first three months on 2013. “Excessive regulation is having a crippling effect on job growth among small businesses, as our latest small-business survey makes clear,” said Rob Engstrom, the Chamber’s senior vice president. “In fact, the only thing that scares small businesses more...
  • Survey finds most men wait until last day to pack for vacation

    04/25/2013 2:38:10 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi ^ | April 25, 2013
    WASHINGTON, - Women vacation more than men, and half the people going on vacation wait until the day before they leave to pack, a national travel survey indicates. Women go on vacation every 10 months while men go every 12 months, a survey released Thursday by Springhill Suites by Marriott indicates. Fifty-four percent of the men queried said they wait until a day before departure to pack. Only 46 percent of women said they procrastinated that long. Some 85 percent of those surveyed said they would be willing to give up something during their vacation if it meant they could...
  • Entrepreneur Survey Ranks Michigan Among the Worst In the Nation For Small Businesses

    04/11/2013 11:05:49 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/5/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    A new survey of small businesses across the nation gives Michigan a “D” in overall friendliness, ranking it among the worst in the country. According to Michigan entrepreneurs who participated in the survey, the state scored highest with “ease of hiring” – though only grading as a “C+.” It was given a “D+” or lower in five of the 10 areas ranked, with the tax code, zoning and regulations scoring the worst. As a result, Michigan is rated the sixth worst state to do business among the 42 states ranked. “While many of the agencies that are in existence to...
  • HURT: We’re from the government and we’re here to learn everything about you

    03/20/2013 8:32:10 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2013 | Charles Hurt
    Rage over the waste and injustice of agents sent by the federal government to bang on doors of law-abiding citizens to ask probing, creepy questions is normally something that bubbles up only every 10 years. But ever since the federal government became a cancerous leviathan, the outrage is now an annual occurrence. The first census in 1790 asked a bare minimum of questions essential for establishing congressional districts of equal populations. Despite the abhorrent practice of slavery at the time — and the counting of blacks for purposes of their fractional apportionment — the whole endeavor was aimed at fairness.
  • Survey: Right Overpowers Left 55-17 (Israel Jan. 22 Election)

    01/08/2013 6:50:49 AM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 1/08/2013 | Israel National News
    Most Israelis define themselves as “right wing,” according to a new survey from the Israeli Democracy Institute. Another 21% self-define as centrist, and 17% term themselves leftists. Regarding voting, 50% said they plan to vote for right-wing parties, both religious and secular. Thirty percent said they plan to vote for centrist or left-wing parties. The rest were undecided.
  • Obama falls out of favor with tech execs

    10/17/2012 10:52:00 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/17/12 | Andrew S. Ross
    Add tech executives to the list of the well-heeled who have fallen out of love with President Obama. Two-thirds of them think his re-election would not be the best thing for their industry, and would prefer to see Mitt Romney in his place. However, three-quarters of them don't think they'll get their wish, according to a survey by the tech-heavy law firm DLA Piper. How the tables have turned. In 2008, close to 60 percent of tech leaders in a similar DLA Piper survey said Obama "would have a more positive impact on technology development and investment" than his opponent,...
  • American Community Survey/Census - Vanity

    10/14/2012 8:15:29 PM PDT · by Saoirise · 49 replies
    Vanity | 10/14/12 | Saoirise
    Has anyone else received this survey in the mail in the last month?Allegedly it's from the census bureau and dept of commerce. The form asks very intrusive personal questions such as: "What time do you go to work? What time do you return from work? How much income do you earn?". I had never heard of this survey before so I didn't respond. A stranger showed up at my door and has left a couple of notes asking me to contact him to complete the survey. Get this - this alleged Government worker even contacted my HOA's Management Co and...
  • Disregard the 'twofer' Marquette Poll that showed Obama up by 14

    09/20/2012 3:35:04 PM PDT · by Policlectic · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/20/2012 | policlectic
    On Wednesday, Marquette University released its latest poll of the battleground state of Wisconsin. Their last poll, taken in the middle of August, found Obama will a slim 3-point lead over Romney, 49-46. This poll, however, found Obama moving into a commanding 14-point lead among likely voters, 54-40. The poll also found that Tammy Baldwin, Democrat candidate for Senate, who has trailed in every poll, moved out to a 9-point lead among likely voters over Tommy Thompson. Curiously, this poll was unlike every other poll Marquette has conducted this year. The last three polls Marquette has conducted of the presidential...
  • Books That Shaped America 2012-Which Books Shaped America the Most? Library of Congress Survey

    09/18/2012 5:39:04 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | 9-18-12 | TurboZamboni
    Please look over this inaugural list of Books That Shaped America, as determined by the Library of Congress. These books were written in America by Americans, and had a profound impact on our nation. Which THREE of these books do you think shaped America the most profoundly?
  • Parents' outrage after popular drama teacher handed out SEX SURVEY to high school students...

    08/30/2012 4:12:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/30/12 | Snejana Farberov
    Parents' outrage after popular drama teacher handed out SEX SURVEY to high school students on first day of classBy Snejana Farberov UPDATED: 11:45 EST, 30 August 2012 **SNIP The two-page survey starts out with innocuous questions like ‘Do you consider yourself and extrovert or introvert?’ But towards the end of the questionnaire comes the five-question section labelled ‘sex.’ Among the racy questions the students were asked to answer were: ‘What form of seduction do you like the most?’ and ‘What's the most sensual or sexual part about you?’ Davidson County School District Public Information Director Donna Stafford told the Daily...