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  • Christianity Gets a Faith Lift... from Harvard

    01/24/2018 1:52:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | January 23, 2018 | Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Writers
    Liberals have stuck to a pretty consistent strategy in dealing with American Christianity: If you repeat something often enough, people will start to believe it. With the media's help, they set out to convince the country that evangelicals were dying on the political vine. But, as so often happens, they were proven wrong on the biggest of stages when, in 2016, the church's "withering" influence proved to be anything but. Since then, teams of researchers have been trying to get a read on the state of Christianity in America -- and what they've found might surprise you. After years of...
  • Study: 42 percent of Repubs believe "accurate" but negative stories are ‘fake news’ (Barf alert)

    01/19/2018 7:36:08 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 16th 2018 | Erik Wemple
    All those media-trust studies have a tendency toward the rote. Yes, we already knew that the public had little trust in the country’s journalistic organs. Yes, we knew that finding credible sources could be a harrowing pursuit for the public. Yes, we knew that an increasing portion of the U.S. public felt that the news was biased. Yet this nugget from a new Gallup-Knight Foundation survey just about knocked the Erik Wemple Blog out of a decade-long media-research torpor: "Four in 10 [or 42 percent of] Republicans consider accurate news stories that cast a politician or political group in a...
  • Another Government Boondoggle: $430,000 Study of Latino Food Shopping Habits

    01/17/2018 2:20:15 PM PST · by detective · 21 replies
    The New American ^ | 17 January 2018 | Raven Clabough
    The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is abusing taxpayer dollars once again, this time by issuing a $430,000 grant for a study on the grocery store purchases of American Latino families. The study is yet another example of unconstitutional government overreach, and it raises the possibility for the government to intervene in the dietary habits of its citizens, despite its strongly negative record in this area.
  • Environmental group, homeowners sue Illinois Tollway over proposed Route 53 extension

    01/16/2018 4:02:45 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Lake County News-Sun ^ | December 28, 2017 | Mary Wisniewski
    A Lake County environmental group on Thursday sued the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority to stop it from spending any more money to study an extension of Route 53. The lawsuit, filed in Lake County Circuit Court in Waukegan by Livable Lake County and six area homeowners, alleges the Tollway failed to abide by state law in pursuing the controversial project. Specifically, the lawsuit claims that the Tollway violated the Illinois Toll Highway Act by failing to get proper authorization for the corridor from the Illinois legislature and not holding required public hearings. Anthony Vega, a representative for Livable Lake...
  • OSU researchers study risks of armed self-defense

    12/24/2017 6:51:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    gazettetimes.com ^ | Dec. 22, 2017 | LILLIAN SCHROCK Corvallis Gazette-Times
    Training for armed self-defense is like preparing for a natural disaster, according to the research of two Oregon State University professors. The researchers set out to understand how Americans who keep and carry handguns for self-defense mitigate the risks involved, such as accidentally shooting oneself, inaccurately identifying a threat or being clumsy. The professors identified ways that handguns owners work to diminish those risks, including through training, mental rehearsing and routine maintenance. The researchers determined that while those efforts mitigate the physical, legal and moral risks associated with using handguns for self-defense, it does not remove all risk. “It’s...
  • California Puts Out Bogus LGBT Study With Fake News Conclusion

    12/18/2017 9:16:54 PM PST · by ChristiAnn8513 · 12 replies
    Project Republic ^ | 12/08/17 | Danielle Jackson
    Another day, another extremely false “academic” study. More like “epidemic” study. An epidemic of false information and bias. We’ve often talked about the efforts of the left to push an agenda by fabricating factoids. But this is just rich. This new study wants us to believe 1/3 of Californian teens are queer. Of course, it’s from California. Researchers out of the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research analyzed data from the 2015-2016 version of the California Health Interview Survey, which collected data from 1,300 households.
  • Attitude Magazine Claims Straight Men Often ‘Kiss and Cuddle’ With Other Guys

    11/30/2017 8:18:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 155 replies
    MRC TV ^ | November 29, 2017 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Are you a straight man who likes women? Do you kiss and cuddle with your male friends just for funsies? No? Well apparently, you’re the weirdo. Because according to Attitude Magazine, it is totally normal – common, even – for straight men to canoodle with their straight male friends. To the confusion of straight men and people of logic everywhere, Attitude ran a befuddling article entitled: "New Study Finds Straight Men in Bromances Often Kiss and Cuddle." (For those unfamiliar, a "bromance" is a slang term for a close friendship between two heterosexual guys.) Attitude claims:
  • Could mouthwash put you at risk for diabetes? What you need to know

    11/29/2017 12:24:05 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 62 replies
    Today.com ^ | 11/29/17 | A. Pawlowski
    After three years, 30 percent of the people who used mouthwash twice or more a day progressed to pre-diabetes or diabetes, compared to 20 percent of those who used the rinses less frequently. Ultimately, the very frequent mouthwash users had a 55 percent higher risk of developing one of the conditions than the less frequent users, the study notes. The impact stayed the same when the researchers controlled for age, sex, smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption and other factors.
  • The Economist Went There – Shockingly Un-PC Study Shows Whites Work Hardest, Longest

    11/20/2017 11:43:00 PM PST · by blam · 67 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 11-21-2017
    A trio of labor economists suggest that effort at work is correlated with race… As The Economist writes, given the long history of making racial slurs about the efforts of some workers, any study casting black and Hispanic men as lazier than whites and Asians is sure to court controversy. But, a provocative working paper by economists Daniel Hamermesh, Katie Genadek and Michael Burda sticks a tentative toe into these murky waters. They suggest that America’s well-documented racial wage gap is overstated by 10% because minorities, especially men, spend larger portions of their workdays not actually working. Uncomfortable though the...
  • George Soros Funded A Study Of White Working-Class Voters Who Support Trump. Here’s What He Found

    10/14/2017 7:27:16 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/2017 | Eric Owens
    A recently-released research study sheds light on the values of white working-class voters in the United States and the reasons these voters strongly supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Three researchers from three different universities authored the study, titled “White Working-Class Views on Belonging, Change, Identity and Immigration.” Open Society Foundations, a network of political organizations controlled by left-wing billionaire George Soros, funded the study. The trio of researchers conducted the study by visiting four places between August 2016 and March 2017: Birmingham, Alabama; Dayton, Ohio; Tacoma, Washington; Phoenix, Arizona; and — for some reason — the New...
  • Plastic contaminates 94% of U.S. tap water, research finds, the most of any country studied

    09/06/2017 6:15:56 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 72 replies
    Kiro 7 ^ | September 6th 2017 | Shelby Lin Erdman
    Microscopic pieces of plastic have infiltrated tap water systems around the world, according to new research on worldwide water systems. According to Orb Media, a non-profit data journalism newsroom in Washington, 83 percent of the tap water sampled globally was contained with microscopic plastic particles. The U.S. had the highest contamination rate at 94 percent, and water sampled from Europe to India and in parts of the Middle East had plastic contamination above 70 percent, according to the Orb study. Sites sampled in the U.S. included “Congress buildings, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters and Trump Towers,” the Guardian reported....
  • I-49 bridge toll feasibility study up in the air

    08/23/2017 11:12:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Fort Smith Times Record ^ | August 20, 2017 | John Lovett
    A toll feasibility study is up in the air for the future Interstate 49 bridge over the Arkansas River with extensions connecting Arkansas 22 to Interstate 40 at Alma. Following approval last year of $10 million in I-49 project development, the Arkansas Department of Transportation solicited bids for a consultant to conduct an I-49 toll feasibility study. They are currently in a negotiation phase, according to ArDOT District 4 Construction Engineer Jason Hughey. ArDOT selected HNTB on June 23 to conduct the “I-49 Alternative Delivery Study.” The negotiations are over the scope of work and process has been “fluid,” ArDOT...
  • I-73: One giant step forward, same old error

    08/19/2017 10:50:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Nerve ^ | June 29, 2017 | Robert Meyerowitz
    When it comes to spending and infrastructure, one of South Carolina’s great white whales rose from the deep with news last week that the Army Corps of Engineers approved a permit to begin work on the South Carolina leg of I-73. Ultimately, the interstate highway could take motorists from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula straight down to Myrtle Beach.The permit covers the whole state length, slicing across its northeastern corner, starting near Bennettsville. Construction could begin within two years, supporters say, on a project first contemplated in 1982.The southern half alone, linking I-95 to the Conway Bypass, is estimated to cost more...
  • Study says french fries may lead to higher risk of death

    06/13/2017 12:54:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    AP ^ | June 13, 2017
    A new American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study says that french fries are linked to a higher risk of death.The study looked at potato consumption for people over 45 but younger than 79. Of the 4,400 people tested over eight years, 236 passed away.
  • California’s past megafloods – and the coming ARkStorm

    02/25/2017 7:47:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 54 replies
    Watts up with Thar? ^ | / 1 week ago February 17, 2017 | Guest Blogger
    Guest Essay By Larry Kummer. Posted at the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: To boost our fear, activists and journalists report the weather with amnesia about the past. Ten year records become astonishing events; weather catastrophes of 50 or 100 years ago are forgotten. It makes for good clickbait but cripples our ability to prepare for the inevitable. California’s history of floods and droughts gives a fine example — if we listen to the US Geological Survey’s reminder of past megafloods, and their warning of the coming ARkStorm. ” A 43-day storm that began in December 1861 put central and southern...
  • Study: Those High-Priced Antioxidants May Be Killing You

    02/20/2017 3:40:54 PM PST · by cba123 · 66 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 20 February | Stewart Lawrence
    BEIJING — Fear of mortality is one reason Americans spend so much on “antioxidant” products, including Vitamin C supplements and beta-carotene, which promise a longer healthier life. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than half of adults in the U.S. consume some kind of antioxidant product, spending $37 billion each year. But a study conducted in China – where aging is akin to a national obsession these days – claims that antioxidants don’t work as billed. The study is published in the journal Redox Biology. A new study finds that antioxidant supplements may be more harmful to the...
  • Study Shows Retirees Leaving Sand And Sunny Beaches For Western Mountains

    01/11/2017 8:09:54 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 98 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | January 3, 2017 | United Van Lines 40 Annual
    South Dakota narrowly overtakes Oregon, which held the top spot for the previous three years, as the nation's "Top Moving Destination." This is the first time South Dakota has held the no. 1 spot. Vermont inched out Oregon for the no 2. position, with Oregon rounding out the top three. Those are the results of the United Van Lines' 40th Annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers' state-to-state migration patterns over the past year. Retirees are continuing to move to the Mountain and Pacific West.
  • Right-Wing People are Better Looking than Those on the Left, Study Claims

    01/11/2017 11:49:32 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 58 replies
    Research has found that being attractive influences many things in a person's life -- their salary, their popularity and grades in school, even the prison sentences they receive. So why not their politics? A recently published study in the Journal of Public Economics concludes that the attractiveness of a candidate does correlate with their politics. They find that politicians on the right are more good looking in Europe, the United States and Australia. The research also suggests that voters correctly see candidates who are more good looking as more likely to be conservative.
  • Actual study of real data: Nope, white cops are not more likely to shoot black suspects

    11/21/2016 2:57:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/16 | Dan Calabrese
    You've been had, America You know that massive rash of racist police shootings in which white officers shoot black suspects just because they’re black? Right. Neither do I. Because a few overhyped videos presented by the media without context don’t prove that any such thing is happening. Of course, that’s not stopping gullible celebrities and athletes from protesting and declaring “this isn’t right.” There is no solid information to suggest that a “this” even exists, but when you’re engaging in very public moral preening, you’re not going to let that stop you. But what might stop you is some actual...
  • Walmart Stores In White Neighborhoods Are 'Better': Study Claims

    09/06/2016 10:49:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 103 replies
    13newsnow.com ^ | Sep. 5, 2016 | Faith Abubey, WVEC
    GREENSBORO, NC -- Are some Walmarts "better” than others? We're talking good customer service. Clean stores. Stocked shelves. Short check-out times. According to a new study, yes. Andy Reich, a Columbia University Assistant Professor of Sociology says his study has revealed not all Walmarts are created equal. To simplify his findings, he says, White and rich neighborhoods have better Walmarts than Black and poor neighborhoods. “People used words like ‘unorganized’, ‘nasty’ and ‘worst’ to describe stores in communities of color much more than they used those words to describe Walmarts in Whiter communities,” Reich said in a Skype interview....