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Apr 21st 2011 11:32AM A single survey touted in one company's advertising does not a decision make. You have to beat the champ to become the champ, and I don't think Wendy's has done that yet.
Mar 23rd 2011 9:33AM DEL: This story on "life expectancy" uses the CIA World Fact Book data. From that site: "This entry contains the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year, if mortality at each age remains constant in the future." That's it. That's the only factor. With the United States having higher homicide rates and deaths due to motor vehicle accidents -- problems in their own right, and which result in early death -- the lower life expectancy based on the CIA's criteria is affected. Those two factors have nothing to do with socialized medicine nor anything related to healthcare. If someone uses this one statistic as basis for the superiority of socialized medicine, it displays their willingness to promote ideology over facts and honest debate. Attacking me personally doesn't change that.
Mar 21st 2011 10:57PM Remove early deaths from vehicle accidents, and early deaths due to homicide -- both of which have absolutely nothing to do with healthcare -- and you are at the beginning of an honest debate on the benefits of socialized medicine.
Mar 21st 2011 10:54PM Take out early deaths from motor vehicle accidents, and early deaths due to homicide, compare the stats, and you have the beginning of a decent debate about the "benefits" of socialized medicine.
Dec 13th 2010 3:03PM Kate was miserable; her kids were having a great time. So Kate decides they all need to leave. The next time she claims to be doing something "for the kids," remember this outing. She put her own comfort ahead of all other considerations, including her children.
Nov 19th 2010 7:55AM I agree with Deford. This trick was pulled without regard for the players. The key is that these kids are in MIDDLE SCHOOL. They've had little experience even with regular football. Sure we love clever trick plays when the other team should be more aware. That comes with time and experience, not when they are still learning the basics. This is the equivalent of teaching someone how to play chess and then beating them in three moves. Sure, it goes in the W column, but what have any of the players gained? This video is more cruelty to amuse the masses.
Jun 7th 2010 7:49AM Jaws originated the concept of the "summer blockbuster" and scared the bejeezus out of anybody who ever went into the water. To this day people use the theme -- duhnt DUHNT....duhnt DUHNT -- in conversation to represent suspenseful music. The much-copied poster is iconic. This movie turned Steven Spielberg into MR. Spielberg. No slam against the rest of the entries -- wonderful movies all -- but Jaws is the greatest summer movie of all time.
Mar 14th 2010 3:59PM I'm not sure there's a "constitutional principle" of the separation of church and state. There's no establishment and no prohibiting the free exercise thereof, but nothing in the Constitution that separates religion from government. A lapse, or deception with intent?
Oct 21st 2009 4:17PM All of the networks are biased, indicated if by nothing else, the stories they choose to run, and those they choose to ignore. The ABC News infomercial for Obama's healthcare plan seemed a bit one-sided. So does lack of coverage of the ACORN scandals. If we are to hold Fox News to a particular standard, should not all "news" outlets be held to the same standard? Also:
Should we not separate news programming from that clearly marked "opinon?"
And should opinion shows not be clearly marked?
Let's have consistent rules.