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Here's Your Latest Evidence That Men And Women Are From Completely Different Planets

Here's Your Latest Evidence That Men And Women Are From Completely Different Planets

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 21:08:50 in Technology

“Science has shown for the last three decades that the difference is nature, not culture as some feminists have hoped. You can read all about it in Anne Moir's 1992 book "Brain Sex"- a chronicle of the science of difference. Anne Moir could be the poster woman for a totally developed career woman.”

Genders on Nov 1, 2013 at 12:58:03

“no it hasn't, I've read it.     Culture changes brains.  ”
Michele Bachmann: Obama Getting Americans Hooked On 'Crack Cocaine' Of Health Care Dependency

Michele Bachmann: Obama Getting Americans Hooked On 'Crack Cocaine' Of Health Care Dependency

Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 18:47:22 in Politics

“"... I don't want to be proved right."
Don't worry about it Michele, it can never happen.”
CPAC 2013 Quotes: Notable Lines From The Conservative Political Action Conference (SLIDESHOW)

CPAC 2013 Quotes: Notable Lines From The Conservative Political Action Conference (SLIDESHOW)

Commented Mar 16, 2013 at 19:36:08 in Politics

“@Francois Bergeron - I thought the same thing, then I remembered that usually the people who start the crazy talk rolling in a crowd of disaffected people look nearly sane compared to where the crazy talk ends up. And that same crazy talk is still snowballing down the hill...”
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Anatomy of a Smear: The Religious Right vs. the American Psychiatric Association

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 08:22:08 in Politics

“To be corrected
However, according to a report in the Washington Times, the APA said that the DSM entry is erroneous and will be corrected soon.
The same quote was refered to by NeonTommy staff reporter Hannah Maluyao. The quote said that according to the DSM-V, pedophilia “refers to a sexual orientation or profession of sexual preference devoid of consummation, whereas pedophilic disorder is defined as a compulsion and is used in reference to individuals who act on their sexuality.”
APA stressed that pedophilia is not a “sexual orientation”. It was not the term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophilic disorder. "Sexual orientation" should read ‘sexual interest.’”, they told Washington Times.
“In fact, APA considers pedophilic disorder a ‘paraphilia,’ not a ‘sexual orientation.’ This error will be corrected in the electronic version of DSM-5 and the next printing of the manual,” the organization said to Washington Times. The error appeared on page 698, said a spokeswoman.
“APA stands firmly behind efforts to criminally prosecute those who sexually abuse and exploit children and adolescents. We also support continued efforts to develop treatments for those with pedophilic disorder with the goal of preventing future acts of abuse," the statement added.”

Razpooten on Nov 4, 2013 at 00:33:42

“More accurately, rape is not about sex but about control, intimidation and sadistic motives. Child abuse is a from of rape.”

jf12 on Nov 1, 2013 at 09:19:51

“In short, the Christian news report that the DSM in print reclassified it as orientation was indeed correct. And so now the APA is going to change it back.”
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What Health Care is Like: Seeking Supreme Analogies

Commented Mar 28, 2012 at 14:21:47 in Healthy Living

“David, you actually have borne the cost of someone's un-purchased cell phone. All stolen cell phones are paid by consumers who pay for cell phones. It's just the cost of doing business for the phone company.”

hp blogger David Katz, M.D. on Mar 28, 2012 at 15:57:00

“I am not then paying the costs of someone else's decision not to purchase; I am paying the costs of theft.

I believe 'theft is bad' may be one of the few things on which we can agree across the political spectrum! I sure hope so...”
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US Refusal to Investigate Torture Lets Other Countries Do it for Us

Commented Jun 17, 2010 at 17:18:04 in Politics

“A lot of people see founding principles like America "freedom" and "humane treatment" as just American self delusion or marketing. Founding principles are for rich American White guys only, and any businesses who kick back a bunch of money to politicals. The dream is becoming delusion.”

ghostpigeon on Jun 17, 2010 at 18:52:44

“Good points. We have outsourced pretty much everything in this country, including our most abysmal ethics or refusal to admit they're abysmal. Out of sight, out of mind. Maybe the dream always was delusion. One of the hardest things, being a history teacher these days, is the constant adding to my own knowledge what new research has turned up about our past. Sundown Towns, growing knowledge of the lynching era, our imperial war and genocide in the Philippines, Native American slaughters, American fascism in the thirties, etc. Nobody in high school taught me any of this and almost nothing in college added too much to that. The deeper you go into our history, the harder it is to hold onto any idea that "we are a good people." At best, I think we may be oblivious, simplistic, and prone to homicidal rages, but we do like puppies and children (sort of) . . . and of course Amerian Idol.”

de-meme-ing on Jun 17, 2010 at 18:51:35

“Obama doesn't seem to be doing so bad. Nor does Al Sharpton, or Jesse Jackson, Oprah, Wesley Snipes, Morgan Freeman, Tyra Banks, Naomi, and on and on and on and on.........”
Sarah Palin Hunts People

Sarah Palin Hunts People

Commented Apr 2, 2010 at 17:34:16 in Comedy

“Hey Scott,

I think Sarah Palin is a disaster looking for another place to happen.

I also think "the picture" is faked, just my opinion having worked in the photo business for 40 years. Send me the original for complete analysis. The short explanation is the lighting, reflections and shadows aren't copacetic.

Sarah Palin is sad enough as she is, I think detractors just make themselves less credible when they jump on the fake stuff. Evidently that includes the New York Times.”

hp blogger Scott Janssen on Apr 2, 2010 at 21:30:15

“Greg Robb: Thank you for the comment. As far as the picture goes, I'm very confident that it is real. I have a link to the original New York Times piece where they describe the picture as Palin's "downtown Anchorage office." It also says the photo was taken in 2007.

Since there have been so many photoshopped pictures of Palin, I made sure this was legit before using it.

The article link is below:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/30/us/politics/30palin.html