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Word Police's Latest Threat to Freedom

Mike889 Wrote: Mar 15, 2014 8:05 AM
The author of the article above is right on. I conducted related research in my doctoral degree. It consisted of comparing university undergraduate-level students at Texas A&M. I conducted a pre-post survey that measured how well male and female students thought they would do in a Leadership Development course before they began and after they finished the course. As predicted, the coeducational labs felt less confident about their abilities compared with the all-male and all-female labs. Statistically significant was the fact that the males started with a higher level of confidence before the course, and the females started lower. But, the post-course results showed that the all-female labs finished with a higher level of confidence in their leadership abilities just as the all-male labs did. The reasons mirror what the stated. In a coed class setting, the males didn't feel as confident, just as the females in the coed labs. The males were more vocal while the women were much less likely to speak up. The built-in distraction of the opposite sex in the same setting resulted in significantly lower levels of confidence. The bottom line is that the women have basically the same level of confidence as the men when given the opportunity to lead without impediments.
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Taking Tolerance Too Far

Mike889 Wrote: Dec 26, 2013 3:30 PM
God bless Phil Roberson for taking a stand for Christianity. Being meek doesn't mean being wimpy. It means standing for Christ's truth and not backing down, while not being boastful. Phil did the right thing. I stand by them. This is spiritual warfare.
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Stock Up Now: January 1 Is Lightbulb Ban

Mike889 Wrote: Dec 26, 2013 3:21 PM
My experience is that these new bulbs are sorry as hell. They are much more expensive, don't live up their claims, and don't like rheostats at all. Pretty soon we'll be back to coal oil lamps. Oh, I forgot, they pollute the air. Stupid me.
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Stock Up Now: January 1 Is Lightbulb Ban

Mike889 Wrote: Dec 26, 2013 3:18 PM
Now, that's funny. And I agree with you 100%.
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Obama’s Fascination with Racism

Mike889 Wrote: Jul 21, 2013 9:09 AM
A skunk dressed as a raccoon is still a skunk. The O man isn't stupid. He has an agenda. If the races come together, he loses, and so does his leftist administration. If he truly cared about solving race relations, he would pull Jackson and Sharpton aside and tell them to cool their rhetoric. But, he doesn't. I don't see a raccoon. I see and smell a skunk.
Good stuff.
And, his son would be dead.
Or just flash your concealed carry Glock and they'll part just like the Red Sea.
Obama never faced such a thing. He's lived a privileged life.
Yes!! At least 2-3. Maybe more.
Four points: 1. I am a military retiree after 22 1/2 years of commissioned service. Our "promised healthcare for life," TRICARE, is being reduced and our costs are going way up. So, much for that benefit for serving our nation. 2. Our primary care physician is having to give up his private medical practice, and is joining forces with four other physicians in order to be able to afford to stay in practice. And, he said they still don't know what the end result of Obamacare is going to do to them. 3. Doctors are increasingly refusing to take on new Medicare patients; we've paid into this system for many years, and now the care may not be available to us much longer, or at least without the ability to freely choose our health care providers. As doctors refuse to take Medicare patients, the options will be to go to less-qualified physicians who don't really care about the patient. And, 4. we have a good friend who is a Veterinarian whose group policy for veterinarians has had to go out of business; now she has had to buy personal health care at a much higher cost. So much for cost reductions. Obama is liar, plain and simple. If it talks like, walks like and sounds like a Socialist, it is a Socialist. I served a military career to preclude us from having to live under such a system. They used to live in Eastern Europe. Now we are them. God help us.
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