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#1 unbroken_chain

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:51 AM

I was reading an article, and it stated that polls indicate that of all Scientists, only 6% are Republican.....

I found this intriguing and surprisingly unsurprising at what it seems to affirm in my mind.

#2 Jabadoodle

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:41 AM


I'm thinking the republican answer will be something like: Because the democrat party supplies gobs of money to the pork barrel buffet of research grants and useless studies that is what passes for "science" in this country.

Interesting. Went looking for the article and found this...

 

A Pew Research Center Poll from July 2009 showed that only around 6 percent of U.S. scientists are Republicans; 55 percent are Democrats, 32 percent are independent, and the rest "don't know" their affiliation. (http://www.slate.com...b_politics.html)

 

Also found this: Gut feeling & intuition do have a place in science. “Decisions made very quickly can be every bit as good as decisions made cautiously and deliberately.” http://tinyurl.com/ambqsoz



#3 Jabadoodle

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:43 AM

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#4 unbroken_chain

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

A Conservative Republican relocated my thread forthwith :rolling:



#5 TEO

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

:spank:



#6 little frog

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Republicans are anti-science by nature. they seem to rely on superstition and religious fear to control their demographic.



#7 cheeseweasel

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:36 AM

Science makes Baby Jesus cry.

#8 Joker

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

The things some people come up with in order to make themselves feel superior to the other half of the country.  

 

The whole "my party rocks, your party sucks" mentality seems to show there are still plenty of dumb fucks on BOTH sides of the aisle.  :hoagie:



#9 cheeseweasel

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:08 PM

To most people, Joker, it is less about party and more about I.Q.
Half this country are complete morons who will believe anything Glenn Beck tells them. Is it anyone's fault they also happen to vote Republican?

#10 Joker

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

So are the morons who believe Beck any stupider than the morons who believe Obama?



#11 hoagie

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

Morons are stupid.

#12 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

To most people, Joker, it is less about party and more about I.Q.
Half this country are complete morons who will believe anything Glenn Beck tells them. Is it anyone's fault they also happen to vote Republican?

 

To most people, it is less about IQ and more about concensus or "majority".

3/4 of this country (if not more) are complete morons who will believe anything the government tells them. Is it anyone's fault they happen to vote Democrat or Republican?



#13 hoagie

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:31 PM

Where do u get this 3/4 stat?

#14 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

From the same place CW got his half of the country stat. It was pulled from ass.



#15 hoagie

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

Indeed

#16 JBetty

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

lolConspiraloons   :rolling:



#17 TEO

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

lolConspiraloons   :rolling:

 

 

How is the trolling going this morning?



#18 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

http://en.wikipedia....tion_of_science

 

What it really comes down to is this ^



#19 TEO

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:09 PM

Divide and conquer.



#20 JBetty

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

How is the trolling going this morning?

 

 

 

Awesome!  And you? 



#21 TEO

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

Awesome!  And you? 

 

Very well, thanks for asking.



#22 JBetty

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

You're quite welcome.

Have a lovely day, and don't forget your Maxell II box.



#23 TEO

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

Fortunately I noticed when I moved that I still had a couple kicking around.   :jamguy:



#24 JBetty

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

Sweet.  $3 for an ice scraper - SAVED!



#25 TEO

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

:pimp:



#26 cheeseweasel

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:35 AM

Many people who voted for Obama didnt do so necessarily because they believed what he says. They just knew a snob-based regime under Thurston Howell III was a death sentence for any social progress made in the last 20 years.
And I based my 1/2 number on the approximate number of people who voted for him despite backing those of his own party who were shitting on his head until he was nominated.
Also, I have functioning eyes, ears and brain and the ability to observe the ignorant actions of the chimps around me. If you have any doubt, just link to the facebook pages of any PA television station and read the horror.

#27 Joker

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

So there were morons who actually believed all social progress for the last 20 years were going to end if Romney got in and that's why they voted Obama?

 

How many Obama voters voted for him despite wanting Hillary or one of the other Dem. candidates who were "shitting on Obama's head until he was nominated" back in 2008?

 

You've made my point, dumb fucks on both sides. 



#28 hoagie

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

So there were morons who actually believed all social progress for the last 20 years were going to end if Romney got in and that's why they voted

Romney does not serve the people. Obama doesnt either, BUT he seemed to have genuine emotions and at the very least appeared to listen to middle class and minority issues. The same cant be said for Mr. Romney.

#29 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

:lmao:



#30 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

Nothing says I care about minority and middle class issues like a good assassination program of said middle class minorities!



#31 hoagie

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

Laugh it up, fuzzball

#32 Joker

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Romney does not serve the people. Obama doesnt either, BUT... 

 

Like I said



#33 hoagie

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

It gave satisfaction to see the white smug rich man lose to a black smug rich man...



#34 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:24 PM

It gave satisfaction to see the white smug rich man lose to a black smug rich man...

 

So much breadth and depth.



#35 hoagie

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

too much breadth will make you fath

#36 concert andy

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

It gave satisfaction to see the white smug rich man lose to a black smug rich man...

 

Are you talking about Tiger Woods win at Pine Hills yesterday?



#37 hoagie

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

Are you talking about Tiger Woods win at Pine Hills yesterday?

Uh no

#38 cheeseweasel

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

You know Joker, driving in the middle of the road is a bad idea. You have to pick a lane or disaster is certain. The point is to pick which lane takes you in the direction that leads to a better future.
Most people choose Obama because at least he lives in the world of 2013, not 1952.
Unless you have an alternative that has a viable chance of coming to fruition, your haughty approach serves nobody but yourself.

#39 concert andy

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

You know Joker, driving in the middle of the road is a bad idea. You have to pick a lane or disaster is certain. The point is to pick which lane takes you in the direction that leads to a better future.
Most people choose Obama because at least he lives in the world of 2013, not 1952.
Unless you have an alternative that has a viable chance of coming to fruition, your haughty approach serves nobody but yourself.

 

What ever the Green Candidate's name was.  Jill Scott or something, I think.  Oops, that is Jill Stien.

 

I vote for Obama for the Supreme court appointments, and because Mitt would say anything to anyone to be elected. 

 

#LesserEvil.



#40 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:20 PM

I think sometimes you have to crash the truck to collect the insurance money to make the truck payment. Or vote lesser of two evils. :funny1:



#41 cheeseweasel

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

Like I said andy, a VIABLE alternative. We dont live in a nation where any candidate other than one of two parties has any realistic chance. The game is already rigged, doubly so against alternative party candidates. So yes the choice comes down to lesser of two evils and many Americans choose the evil that is at least in touch with reality.

#42 cheeseweasel

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

TASB- I encourage driving the truck into a wall too. But my fear is that would only give the power back to people who can barely wipe their own ass.

#43 concert andy

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

I think sometimes you have to crash the truck to collect the insurance money to make the truck payment. Or vote lesser of two evils. :funny1:

 

Or not.



#44 TEO

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

And if you believe both of the major parties are in essence the same with different wrappers?

 

 

I like to use the entire road at night when headlights are visible from a decent distance.



#45 hoagie

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

You know Joker, driving in the middle of the road is a bad idea. You have to pick a lane or disaster is certain. The point is to pick which lane takes you in the direction that leads to a better future.
Most people choose Obama because at least he lives in the world of 2013, not 1952.
Unless you have an alternative that has a viable chance of coming to fruition, your haughty approach serves nobody but yourself.

this is a good way to put it.  



#46 cheeseweasel

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:33 PM

They are the same. The difference is that one is going forward and one is sitting still and slowly drifting backwards. One wants rights for all and one wants to cling to bigotry. One sees the poor who have no money or power as the problem and one sees the rich with all the money and the power as the problem.
Both are wrong on many levels, but much like 6 year olds with polar opposite parents, we have little choice other than to run away from home, or cling to mommy's supportive, tolerant skirt.

#47 TEO

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

Still it seems neither is really doing much to remedy the inequities, no?

 

Seems both sides know talk is cheap, and are talking away.



#48 Joker

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

I don't doubt there's a million different excuses one could use to justify picking what they believe to be the lesser of two evils. However, I haven't found one good enough to persuade me. 

 

Turd Sandwich / Giant Douche

 

Like I said, both sides ...



#49 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

They are the same. The difference is that one is going forward and one is sitting still and slowly drifting backwards. One wants rights for all and one wants to cling to bigotry. One sees the poor who have no money or power as the problem and one sees the rich with all the money and the power as the problem.
Both are wrong on many levels, but much like 6 year olds with polar opposite parents, we have little choice other than to run away from home, or cling to mommy's supportive, tolerant skirt.

 

It seems waiders are needed in here. The shit is getting deep.



#50 cheeseweasel

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

So you dont believe that Republicans cling to archaic social ideals while Democrats embrace the fact that whites no longer run the show?