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Clive, coincidentally I'm watching a documentary on TV about the problems of single use plastic.

We have all been herded into doing what the large supermarkets want, PROFIT.

Normally when they package things in plastic, it's to make us buy more than we would if it was sold loose.

The TV presenters did an experiment and bizarrely it cost twice as much to buy fruit and vegetables loose than in plastic. How can that be?

The also travelled to Malaysia and found mountains of UK plastic there.

It's supposed to be recycled, but the firms that take the plastic just recycle what they want and BURN the rest.

They spoke to families living near these plants and the children suffer from nose bleeds, breating problems and itchy eyes.

Single use plastic drinking bottles, what did we do years ago?  I don't remember dying of dehydration.

We've all got to do our bit to reduce plastic waste.

https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/what-we-do/oceans/plastics/

Here endeth the sermon.

 

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So, I see that Germany is working on a ban of conversion therapy for LGBTQI+ people. That's great. However, that also means that there are a lot of people who still think being LGBTQI+ is an illness. So, could a worker possibly call in and say, "Hi, boss, sorry, can't come in. Yep, still queer and it's really acting up today"?

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24 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

there are a lot of people who still think being LGBTQI+ is an illness

 

Part of that is a T.  As soon as people say the T isnt a medical problem you run the risk of them not having access to hormones etc.

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46 minutes ago, zwiebelfisch said:

 

Part of that is a T.  As soon as people say the T isnt a medical problem you run the risk of them not having access to hormones etc.

 

Actually, no. Conversion therapy is about treating all nonheteronormative people as though they have an illness. But way to step on a joke, buddy.

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Truth be told..  well stated George.   This bufoon has brought me back from the abyss

 

I saw this description and thought it to be spot on.  

 

 

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It's been studied. Think about it.

 

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Peering inside the brain with MRI scans, researchers at University College London found that self-described conservative students had a larger amygdala than liberals. The amygdala is an almond-shaped structure deep in the brain that is active during states of fear and anxiety. Liberals had more gray matter at least in the anterior cingulate cortex, a region of the brain that helps people cope with complexity.

The results are not that surprising as they fit in with conclusions from other studies. Just a year ago, researchers from Harvard and UCLA San Diego reported finding a "liberal" gene. This gene had a tiny effect, however, and worked only for adolescents having many friends. The results also mesh with psychological studies on conflict monitoring.

 

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2 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

It's been studied. Think about it.
 

 

Those studies are clearly biased by lying liberal scientists, Alex.

 

It's all part of a vast conspiracy to make people who enjoy putting babies in cages look bad.

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3 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

@El Jeffo Facts have an inherently liberal bias.

Of course they do - that's why people like Kellyanne Conway and alt-bicus have to create their own alternative facts.

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14 hours ago, AlexTr said:

@El Jeffo Facts have an inherently liberal bias.

 

Facts have no bias.   Your failure to understand this basic property explains a lot.  

 

14 hours ago, AlexTr said:

It's been studied. Think about it.

 

IMHO, big data and some of the new methods and opportunities associated with it will increase the number of people who are statistically literate and it will help discredit the climate change thesis as well as most social science.    People who slept through their quantitative courses or never read a few papers on how game statistics will be left behind.  

 

The article you linked from Psychology Today and the paper it references from UCL are great examples of what not to do.  

 

I will be chuckling about this for a few hours.   Thanks for the laughs.   :lol:

 

We regressed out potential confounding variables of age and gender in our analysis (see Experimental Procedures). Therefore, our findings are not attributable to these factors.

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