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Harriet Hayes: I don’t even know what the sides are in the culture wars. Matt Albie: Well, your side hates my side because you think we think you are stupid, and my side hates your side because we think you are stupid. , Nevada Day, Part I
Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice | Racism, Bias & Politics | Right-Wing and Left-Wing IdeologyThere's no gentle way to put it: People who give in to racism and prejudice may simply be dumb, according to a new study that is bound to stir public controversy. The research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies , the study found. Those ideologies, in turn, stress hierarchy and resistance to change, attitudes that can contribute to prejudice, Hodson wrote in an email to LiveScience. "Prejudice is extremely complex and multifaceted, making it critical that any factors contributing to bias are uncovered and understood," he said.
You now have another reason to check your privacy settings. According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, Social Intelligence Corp , has been given the legal thumbs up to archive seven years worth of your Facebook posts. These archives will be used by SIC (oh the applicability of the acronym) as part of their background checking service for job applicants. There are a couple sides to this argument that have been hashed out many times over.
...look familiar? The pose that Iggy Pop struck for the cover of "The Idiot" is mimicked from the expressionist painter Erich Heckel's work: Roquairol. The album cover photo was taken by Andy Kent, bass player for "You am I". Erich Heckel was a German painter and printmaker, and a founding member of the Die Brücke (translated as "The Bridge") group which existed from 1905 to 1913. Heckel and others members of Die Brücke aimed to make a "bridge" between traditional neo-romantic German painting and modern expressionist painting. The cover pose of "The Idiot" gives us further insight into the artistic work inside.
After the Bush administration had invaded Iraq and destroyed its infrastructure, Bush and his Republican cohorts decided to rebuild the country and pay for that rebuilding in cold, hard cash -- $100 bills packed in shrink-wrap and loaded onto pallets. The pallets were loaded onto military planes and flown to Iraq -- with each plane holding about $2.4 billion in United States $100 bills. At least twenty plane loads were sent to Iraq. As you may have noticed, very little of Iraq has been rebuilt.
A few weeks ago, an event happened that deeply disturbed me as to the present state of America. Sarah Palin was out on her bus tour, that isn't a Presidential campaign, of American historical sites. During an interview while visiting Paul Revere's house in Boston, Sarah as usual made a fool of herself and showed her ignorance of American history.
Seth Jan 28, 2011 2:17:29 PM | Date Modified: Sep 5, 2012 4:10:35 AM This week, we've talked quite a bit about tactics that the religious use against atheists in a debate. One of the most inflammatory charges of the believer is that Hitler was an atheist, and the influences of Darwin were responsible for Hitler's atrocities in the mid-20th century. I heard this very argument from my theist mother. A (German) friend and page fan has experience with this subject.
Liberty and Freedom All men are created equal, it is only men themselves who place themselves above equality. Hello! Sorry I haven’t posted much for what seems to been an age! Moved houses and still have no internet!
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from best-selling author and top blogger Seth Godin , author of the new book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? . Why is it so difficult to ship? Ship as in get it out the door.
It's a chart that's been making the rounds for a while now. The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities graphed out the main drivers of current and projected deficits and came up with the following: TARP, bailouts, the stimulus? Ain't crap. And the economic downturn didn't really make much of a dent. The big driver of current and future deficits are the Bush era tax cuts.
You hear it again and again, variation after variation on a core message: if you tax rich people it kills jobs. You hear about "job-killing tax hikes," or that "taxing the rich hurts jobs," "taxes kill jobs," "taxes take money out of the economy, "if you tax the rich they won't be able to provide jobs." ... on and on it goes. So do we really depend on "the rich" to "create" jobs? Or do jobs get created when they fill a need? Here is a recent typical example, Obama Touts Job-Killing Tax Plan , written by a "senior fellow at the Cato Institute and chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth,"
Lately, some of my left brethren have been shopping the President’s assertion that taxes right now are lower than they were under Saint Ronnie . While this assertion is true, it’s nothing to be proud of. We still don’t seem to get the lessons the last 100 years have offered us about slashing tax rates for the super rich. And the lessons remain the same, old economy or new one.
This is the latest socio-political meme going around Facebook, that welfare recipients should be drug tested as part of getting benefits. And, of course, it's not new. Of course, it's totally wrong in its presuppositions and presumptions. It's the financial class-based equivalent of racism, since repeated sociological studies show that drug use, by percentage, is almost equal across all socioeconomic as well as racial boundaries. In light of that, as far as how many people benefit from federal, or state, help ...
As I'm sure you have as well, I've recently noticed this new Facebook "chain-meme" surrounding the concept of drug testing for welfare recipients. The status update in question: Florida is the first state that will require drug testing when applying for welfare (effective July 1st)!