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# BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida

no, the issue is just one of simple math and rounding. 247,713 cards were cast which is ~70.55%. If you round to the nearest whole number it's 71%. But 70.55 x 2 = 141.10% or rounded to the nearest whole number is 141%. Next conspiracy theory please...
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# BREAKING: Massive Voter Fraud in St. Lucie County, Florida

no, the issue is just one of simple math and rounding. 247,713 cards were cast which is ~70.55%. If you round to the nearest whole number it's 71%. But 70.55 x 2 = 141.10% or rounded to the nearest whole number is 141%. Next conspiracy theory please...
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# Obama's Sneaky, Deadly, Costly Car Tax

The estimated \$8,000 savings is over the lifetime of the vehicle not per year. If gas costs \$4 a gallon and you drive 12,000 miles a year and your car gets 55mpg vs 25mpg (about the average today), you would save over \$1k a year in fuel costs.
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# Rumor Mill: Is Thursday's Mystery RNC Speaker Sarah Palin?

Also, if abortion is murder than all miscarriages should be investigated by the proper authorities to determine whether or not the miscarriage was due to criminal negligence. All pregnancies will need to be reported, so that a paper trail exists and an investigation can begin in case a miscarriage is not reported to the proper authorities. Also women who engage in activities that are linked to miscarriage should be arrested and prosecuted for child endangerment - smoking, drinking alcohol, playing volleyball, drinking too much coffee, etc... Also if an older couple has had multiple miscarriages already and gets pregnant again only to have another miscarriage, they should be prosecuted for reckless endangerment.
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# Using Semantics to Take Down Conservative Representative Todd Akin

but her point is clearly supported by 13th century medieval literature and 18th century medical texts - http://theweek.com/article/index/232248/rape-cant-cause-pregnancy-a-brief-history-of-todd-akins-bogus-theory
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# New Poll Finds Most Americans Are Pro-Life

to see if the effect of Akin's statements are more temporary or permanent that is....
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# New Poll Finds Most Americans Are Pro-Life

the poll is not unchanged from 20 years ago. if you look at just the last 2 years 2011 and 2012 you will see a significant change in the polls: legal under any circumstance - 2011 - 25% 2012 - 35% illegal under any circumstance - 2011 - 21% 2012 - 15% It's unclear how big of on impact Akin's statement had on these numbers, but I guess we have to wait 1 year until the next poll to find out...
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# Akin and His Critics

Here's another European study which followed 782 couples and their chance of getting pregnant if they had unprotected sex once during each fertile period of a menstrual cycle (a 12 day window). The results were 487 pregnancies in 6724 cycles (a rate of 7.2%). However, this was the probability from having sex once during the 12 day window . Since a menstrual cycle is on average 28 days, if you take it to be random that an act of unprotected sex can happen any day during this cycle then by multiplying the chance of having sex during this window (12/28) by the chance of getting pregnant in this study (487/6724) you get 3.1% which is the same figure arrived at in the Wilcox study. http://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol3/5/3-5.pdf
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# Akin and His Critics

Quoting from the report: "Sixty-one women (˜75% of those eligible in the entire population) volunteered to participate. All of the participants were breastfeeding previously born children throughout the duration of this study. Of the 61 women, 24 cycled and the rest experienced lactational amenorrhoea throughout their participation. Over the course of the year, 16 of the 24 eumenorrhoeic (cycling) women conceived 22 pregnancies. " The statistics you cite are based on these 22 pregnancies and therefore the 16 women they came from. The women who did not get pregnant are not included in the chance of miscarriage obviously. If you are claiming otherwise, please explain...
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# Akin and His Critics

After reading the study regarding the 90% miscarriage rate further I find it ironic that it studies 16 women who got pregnant 22 times. They all got pregnant at least once. Then the study divided the pregnancies into who had regular levels of cortisol vs increased levels. Well it's funny that they all managed to get pregnant whether or not they had increased cortisol or regular cortisol. So again what does this say about the chance of raped women getting pregnant?
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