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Archive for September 15th, 2010

Relay Race To The Top

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Wait, wha-?

U.S. athletics officials, in a bid to stem relay failures at major championships, have called a summit for next month to discuss the problem.

A SUMMIT? Isn’t that a little … much?

Select athletes, coaches and officials tentatively will meet October 16 in Orlando, Florida, to talk about the good and bad of U.S. relay preparation and execution, USA Track and Field (USATF) chief of sport performance Benita Fitzgerald Mosley told Reuters via telephone from Indianapolis on Wednesday.

“We want to codify things that work well,” she said.

Lately that has been a short list for U.S. sprint relay teams.

Both the men’s and women’s 4×100 meters relay teams were disqualified at the 2008 Olympic Games and 2009 world championships because of dropped batons or other infractions.

Do you really need this kind of gathering just to tell each other, “Don’t drop the relay stick-thing”?

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September 15, 2010 at 9:43 pm

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What’s Next — Everybody Burn A Koran Day?

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Don’t you know that drawing a picture of Mohammad is one of the worst things you can do to a Muslim male?

No, seriously.

Molly Norris, Artist Behind ‘Everybody Draw Mohammed Day’ Cartoon, Goes Into Hiding

At the urging of the FBI, Molly Norris, the Seattle-based illustrator and cartoonist whose satirical drawing marking “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” resulted in death threats, global protests and impassioned debate about religion and censorship, has been forced to change her name and abandon her former life as a result of her controversial cartoon.

The news that Morris had, out of concerns for her safety, decided to go into hiding was first reported in the Seattle Weekly today, a paper where Norris’ cartoons had regularly appeared:

“The gifted artist is alive and well, thankfully. But on the insistence of top security specialists at the FBI, she is, as they put it, “going ghost”: moving, changing her name, and essentially wiping away her identity. She will no longer be publishing cartoons in our paper or in City Arts magazine, where she has been a regular contributor. She is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program — except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab.”

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September 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm

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“True Conservative” In A True Blue State

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So how am I supposed to feel about the TEA PARTY EXPRESS making stops in Delaware and N00-Yawk?

Tea Party favorites won two primary elections over more mainstream Republicans on Tuesday, demonstrating again the clout of the conservative political movement on the political right.

Now the question is whether the right-wing candidates can also defeat Democratic rivals in November’s congressional elections, when the stakes are higher and the full electorate is deciding.

Look, these people aren’t going to win. Right now I’d rather have the numbers to take back Congress and give a middle finger to the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher, but if there’s a silver lining to be had it’s hopefully this scares the Grand Old Party’s leadership into looking at more conservative-based candidates rather than RINOs. Does a person have to vote in agreement with me? No. But at least get the big things right — stuff like taxes, cap and trade, immigration, etc. If not, well, then face the wrath of more instances like what happened in Delaware.

Similar shit happened in Connecticut a few years back with Joe Lieberman, who lost in his last Democrat Senatorial primary to some commie. Joe ended up winning the general election as an independent, but the message was clear: the Left was energized in ’06-’08. Now it’s the Righties turn to get all pissed off.

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September 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm

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Cleaning The Junk After It Has Been In The Trunk

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So it costs $800,000 to teach black guys how to wash their junk.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.

They could have taught white people to do the same thing and the researchers would probably have only needed $600,000 due to not having to use as much soap for the study. And who knows how much of a savings it would have been if this study would have taught Asian men the same thing.

Hey, I get the Internet. I’ve seen the evidence.

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September 15, 2010 at 11:47 am

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Not Most Likely To Get Sick

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So that’s why I hardly ever fall under the weather. And here I thought it was because of good genetics.

Think you’re popular? Well, name a friend. It turns out that this person is probably more popular than you, a tendency that scientists might be able to use to predict the spread of disease.

But the popular pay a price: they get flu first, on average two weeks sooner than most others, two experts report in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS ONE.

“Being at the center of the network tends to make you happy but it also exposes you to disease,” James Fowler of the University of California, San Diego, who worked on the study, said in a telephone interview.

Fowler and Nicholas Christakis of Harvard University in Massachusetts said the so-called friendship paradox could be important to working out how a flu pandemic or some other nasty virus is likely to behave.

“This would allow an earlier, more vigorous, and more effective response,” Christakis said in a statement.

This is how the friendship paradox works. If a person is asked to name a friend, that friend is statistically likely to be more popular than the original individual.

That is because if people are asked to name a friend or two, they are more likely to choose someone who connects them to others, Fowler says. An example is a party, where most guests would name the host as a friend as opposed to the wallflowers at the fringes of the gathering.

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September 15, 2010 at 10:52 am

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