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Frauds and Lies of various kinds….

So, Obamacare is being “forced” on the rest of us, but not on Congress and the President?

Millard Fillmore can’t find the text in the act itself…and here is why he can’t: it isn’t in there. What is on the side of the van is a lie put forth by…surprise, Fox News.

Religion
Crazy Rick is talking about Satan destroying America (or attempting to):

This is not a political war at all. This is not a cultural war. This is a spiritual war. And the Father of Lies has his sights on what you would think the Father of Lies would have his sights on: a good, decent, powerful, influential country – the United States of America. If you were Satan, who would you attack in this day and age. There is no one else to go after other than the United States and that has been the case now for almost two hundred years, once America’s preeminence was sown by our great Founding Fathers.

He didn’t have much success in the early days. Our foundation was very strong, in fact, is very strong. But over time, that great, acidic quality of time corrodes even the strongest foundations. And Satan has done so by attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition.

He was successful. He attacks all of us and he attacks all of our institutions. The place where he was, in my mind, the most successful and first successful was in academia. He understood pride of smart people. He attacked them at their weakest, that they were, in fact, smarter than everybody else and could come up with something new and different. Pursue new truths, deny the existence of truth, play with it because they’re smart. And so academia, a long time ago, fell.

And you say “what could be the impact of academia falling?” Well, I would have the argument that the other structures that I’m going to talk about here had root of their destruction because of academia. Because what academia does is educate the elites in our society, educates the leaders in our society, particularly at the college level. And they were the first to fall.

Surf to Right Wing Watch to read more.

Of course, we have our own right wing clowns in our backyard; check out the Peoria bishop (Catholic Church):

For 2,000 years the enemies of Christ have certainly tried their best. But think about it. The Church survived and even flourished during centuries of terrible persecution, during the days of the Roman Empire.

The Church survived barbarian invasions. The Church survived wave after wave of Jihads. The Church survived the age of revolution. The Church survived Nazism and Communism. And in the power of the resurrection, the Church will survive the hatred of Hollywood, the malice of the media, and the mendacious wickedness of the abortion industry.

The Church will survive the entrenched corruption and sheer incompetence of our Illinois state government, and even the calculated disdain of the President of the United States, his appointed bureaucrats in HHS, and of the current majority of the federal Senate.

This is Daniel Jenky who is rather loud at times.

Unfortunately, there is a kind of fraud that bothers me more than any of the above.
I like science, but unfortunately, more articles (as a percentage) are being retracted than ever before. True: this might be because there are more fact-checkers, but some signs point to scientists succumbing to the pressure to publish in the best places and rushing to do so prior to rechecking their work.

Now of course, much of this might be statistical error; after all, something verified at the .05 level has a 5 percent chance of being wrong (e. g., the experiment worked due to randomness). But remember that the percentage of retracted articles are going up, so this shouldn’t be the cause of so many retractions.

And of course, given that papers often assume previously published results, well one retraction might lead to dozens of other related retractions…and this might stem from using work and results that haven’t been replicated.

Again, it is the race to be “first” that might be the issue.

In any event, this is a major black eye for science and one that we really can’t afford right now, given that so many issues depend on science.

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April 18, 2012 - Posted by | Fox News Lies Again, health care, Peoria, Peoria/local, politics, politics/social, religion, rick santorum, science

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