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    Scientists Miffed That The Public Doesn’t Share Their Priorities

    by  • 30 January, 2015 • 0 Comments

    From the folks who invented nuclear bombs and nerve gas… WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American scientists and the general public hold vastly different views on key scientific issues including the role of people in causing climate change, the safety of genetically modified food, and evolution, a poll released on Thursday showed. Eighty-seven percent of scientists...

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    A Tale Of Two Contradictory Gun Violence Studies

    by  • 30 January, 2015 • 1 Comment

    Here’s a fine example of how the ‘facts’ can be skewed to reach whatever conclusion suits your narrative. Last night the Huffington Post tossed out this gem of misinformation: It seems like a relatively obvious equation: The weaker the gun laws and the higher the rate of gun ownership in a given state, the...

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    How to Deliver a “You Suck Sandwich”

    by  • 29 January, 2015 • 5 Comments

    From Entrepreneur: Found this article at Entrepreneur. A “You Suck Sandwich is a method employed by supervisors or co-workers to use when critiquing others without beating them down, or making them so mad at you they want to quit. Below are some excerpts from the article: How to Deliver Constructive Feedback With a ‘You...

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    Which Fast Food Eatery Has The Best French Fries?

    by  • 29 January, 2015 • 5 Comments

    Welcome to the fast food equivalent of Thunderdome, six fries enter but only one comes out on top. Place your bets now, will it be McDonald’s, Burger King, Carl’s, In -N-Out, Five Guys or Wendy’s? Ok, in the interest of disclosure I have to say that when I was a kid, it was all...

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    White House: Taliban Are Insurgents, Not Terrorists

    by  • 29 January, 2015 • 1 Comment

    Word games… Here’s an amusing exchange between White House deputy spokesliar Eric Schultz and Jonathan Karl of ABC news in which he tries to explain why swapping Bowe Bergdahl for 5 terrorist Taliban GITMO detainees isn’t the same as negotiating with terrorists: JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS: You say the United States government does not...

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    DEA Had Plan To Track License Plates At Gun Shows

    by  • 29 January, 2015 • 0 Comments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency’s chief said Wednesday. DEA Administrator Michelle Leonhart said in a statement that the proposal memorialized in an employee’s email was only a...

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    London: Inquiry Ongoing Into KGB Agent’s 2006 Radioactive Poisoning

    by  • 29 January, 2015 • 0 Comments

    The Russians are still denying involvement in the radioactive poisoning in 2006 of KGB agent Litvinenko, who turned against the Kremlin. From The Chicago Sun Times: Posted: 01/28/2015, 06:49am | Associated Press Radioactive body posed autopsy hazard of spy Alexander Litvinenko LONDON — The body of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko was so radioactive...

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