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    Democrats more likely to believe in Astrology than Republicans

    The top 3 for believing that Astrology is scientific are;

    1. Conservative Democrats

    2. Moderate Democrats

    3. Democrats (overall)

    Republicans don't even make the top 7.

    Republicans are also more likely to know that the earth revolves around the sun.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/v...-in-astrology/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damodevo View Post
    Democrats more likely to believe in Astrology than Republicans

    The top 3 for believing that Astrology is scientific are;

    1. Conservative Democrats

    2. Moderate Democrats

    3. Democrats (overall)

    Republicans don't even make the top 7.

    Republicans are also more likely to know that the earth revolves around the sun.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/v...-in-astrology/
    Do you really want to use americans as your yard stick?

    A possible reason for some respondents believing that astrology is at least sort of scientific is that they might not understand even the basics of cosmology. In the NSF module, the GSS asked:
    EARTHSUN: Now, does the Earth go around the Sun, or does the Sun go around the Earth?

    For those who answered correctly, a follow-up question was asked:

    SOLAREV: How long does it take for the Earth to go around the Sun: one day, one month, or one year?

    In the 2012 NSF/GSS survey, only 54.6% of adults were able to answer both questions correctly, even though the questions were multiple choice, and there was a 50-50 chance of guessing the right answer to the first one and a 33% probability of guessing the right answer to the second. Thus, only about 55% of adult Americans know both that the Earth revolves around the Sun and that it takes a year for that to occur.
    So what's your excuse? To run like the devil's chasing you.

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    The headline "believe in Astrology" is inaccurate since those accepting a spiritual basis for astrology are excluded by the question which was specific to the scientific basis for belief. In this context a higher representation of Democrats believing in the scientific basis for astrology could be representative of a higher acceptance of science among Democrats. Republicans may have a more spiritual worldview and more likely to be science deniers (creationism, climate change denial, etc) but believe in Astrology while at the same time deny that it has any scientific basis.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

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    Venezuela: the Left's favourite 'socialist paradise' is sliding into poverty and dictatorship
    By Tim Stanley World Last updated: February 21st, 2014


    The Left always insisted under Chavez that some meddling in the media was necessary because it was otherwise controlled by dark, foreign forces (read: people who disagreed with Chavez). But Maduro is now threatening to expel CNN, which is about the fairest and most balanced news source on the planet. CNN's crime was to report on the recent protests that have engulfed the capital. And good for CNN. Coverage on what's happening in Venezuela has been eclipsed by events in Ukraine, so for those who don't know here's what's happening on the ground.
    - On February 12, the opposition held a massive rally that resulted in bloodshed. Three people were killed, including two opposition protesters and one pro-government activist. The National Guard was dispatched to prevent further rallies.
    - Violence quickly spread out across the country. Some 3,000 troops were sent to pacify the city of San Cristobal, where the government also cut off transport links and the internet.
    - Opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez, was forced to hand himself over to the National Guard on charges of inciting violence.
    - The President blamed America for starting the conflict and has expelled US officials.
    - Local TV stations have gone into lockdown and simply aren't reporting the fighting. Venezuelans are relying on social media, which includes some false reporting. The opposition lack a single national TV outlet to be heard on.* [*I could've phrased this better and have been rightly challenged about it on Twitter. But, as you can read here, the Venezuelan networks are charged with not fairly reporting the crisis and Venezuelans have to rely on Colombian TV for coverage – which the government has tried to censor. The situation has eroded enormously since the 2013 elections.]
    The crisis hasn't come from nowhere. It is the inevitable product of Chavez's brand of socialism, which created a base of support by convincing the urban poor that they were the victims of a conspiracy by the rich. The base has been kept on side with social services bought with the use of oil, fostering a false economic boom and a fantasy of progress. Beneath the surface, civil society has been allowed to stagnate. Now that Chavez is dead and the magic gone, there is anarchy. We might even ask if the elections that put Chavezism in office were ever truly legitimate. Yes, they were technically democratic (although the opposition complained that the odds were rigged against them) but the Chavezistas were never really committed to democracy in the orthodox, liberal sense. They were constructing a new order out of clientism. It's astonishing that their supporters in the West couldn't see this, that they deluded themselves that Hugo was building a Latin American Sweden.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Wasn't CNN the network who released George Zimmerman's social security number without consent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind View Post
    Wasn't CNN the network who released George Zimmerman's social security number without consent?
    Indeed so. I posted that praise of the Communist News Network so you and your fellow leftards would have even less plausibility in dismissing it as a "right wing rant" or something equally inane and fact-free.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    Indeed so. I posted that praise of the Communist News Network so you and your fellow leftards would have even less plausibility in dismissing it as a "right wing rant" or something equally inane and fact-free.
    No just pointing out the crass hypocrisy of a poster who would whinge repeatedly over CNN doing something wrong when it suited them and also refer to CNN as "communist" while at the same time posting that CNN is "about the fairest and most balanced news source on the planet".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind View Post
    No just pointing out the crass hypocrisy of a poster who would whinge repeatedly over CNN doing something wrong when it suited them and also refer to CNN as "communist" while at the same time posting that CNN is "about the fairest and most balanced news source on the planet".
    I've explained elsewhere why it's sometimes good to quote a hostile witness.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I've explained elsewhere why it's sometimes good to quote a hostile witness.
    Except that is not what you did here. You quoted a right leaning commentator (friendly witness - who sometimes appears on CNN BTW) who described the CNN as balanced. In fact he didn't just describe it as balanced, he described it as "about the fairest and most balanced news source on the planet". So it would question a few things. Firstly do you believe the things you post here and secondly do you assimilate the information that you cut and paste here or do you just scan the usual right-wing outlets and look for snappy punch lines?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono View Post
    I've explained elsewhere why it's sometimes good to quote a hostile witness.
    And I've explained that if you are legally illiterate, you shouldn't use legal concepts that you don't understand. You are confusing "hostile witnesses" with "unfavourable witnesses". That is a very significant distinction.
    "People with guns don't understand. That's why they get guns. Too many misunderstandings." - Jerry Seinfeld, The Little Kicks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughfather View Post
    And I've explained that if you are legally illiterate, you shouldn't use legal concepts that you don't understand. You are confusing "hostile witnesses" with "unfavourable witnesses". That is a very significant distinction.
    That's strange: the Left's favorite source, Wikipedia, states:
    A hostile witness, otherwise known as an adverse witness or an unfavorable witness, is a witness at trial whose testimony on direct examination is either openly antagonistic or appears to be contrary to the legal position of the party who called the witness.
    So in some jurisdictions, the terms are clearly interchangeable. The point is that in court, if the judge finds this witness hostile, the lawyer may now ask leading questions.

    The term has a wider meaning now than the strict legal one. E.g. in citing Wiki, I was citing a hostile witness.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    The 12 Unspoken Rules For Being A Liberal [American liberal = leftard]
    Posted by: Joshua Riddle April 14, 2014

    1) You justify your beliefs about yourself by your status as a liberal, not your deeds. The most sexist liberal can think of himself as a feminist while the greediest liberal can think of himself as generous. …
    2) You exempt yourself from your attacks on America: …
    3) What liberals like should be mandatory and what they don’t like should be banned: …
    4) The past is always inferior to the present: …
    5) Liberalism is a jealous god and no other God may come before it: …
    6) Liberals believe in indiscriminateness for thought: …
    7) Intentions are much more important than results: …
    8) The only real sins are helping conservatism or harming liberalism: …
    9) All solutions must be government-oriented: …
    10) You must be absolutely close minded: …
    11) Feelings are more important than logic: …
    12) Tribal affiliation is more important than individual action: …
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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