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Hey, guys! That's your thread. Don't let alien workforce do all the chores… :x
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Junior: Here. Take this all of you and eat from it. This is my body.

Thomas: I doubt it.

Matthew: Is it organic?

John: And gluten free?

Junior: Look . . .

Judas: I think it contains GMOs!

Mark: That will give you the autism.

Peter: Hey, anyone want to see my cock crow?!

Mary Magdalene: Ewwww!

Peter: Oh like you've never seen one before, bitch!

And Junior wept. . . .

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Creationist Sylvia Allen to lead Arizona Senate education panel

One of the best-known lightning rods in the Arizona Legislature will now help shape the future of education.

Senate President Andy Biggs named Sen. Sylvia Allen, R-Snowflake, chairwoman of the Senate Education Committee. Allen replaces Kelli Ward, who resigned the Senate earlier this month to focus on her congressional run.

Allen is best known for her controversial public comments over the years. During a legislative hearing in 2009, she said the Earth is 6,000 years old, a belief held by "Young Earth" biblical creationists. In 2013, a Facebook post about chem-trail conspiracies gained widespread media attention, as did a March comment suggesting mandatory church attendance.

Last year, Navajo County Sheriff K.C. Clark accused Allen of trying to interfere with a criminal investigation of her son-in-law.

Allen, who graduated from Snowflake High School and did not attend college, is co-founder of George Washington Academy, an EdKey, Inc. charter school in Snowflake.

As chairwoman, she will control which legislative education proposals succeed and which ones die.
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/ari ... ntent=link

Mandatory mosque church attendance, good idea, you'll loose less of your sinner's lives on the Internet. :twisted:
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If the 9/11 Terrorists had been forced to go to church, they would have flown planes into abortion clinics. . . .

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Grammatron wrote:
Shouldn't this be in the Throne of Win thread?
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Now why do they need that?
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No one is ever going to mess with these girls!

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Pro-gun Florida mom is accidentally shot by her four-year-old son while driving after the boy found her pistol in back seat - just a day after she bragged about his shooting skills (The Daily Fail)

Could have gone in the Florida thread, but this one needed a bump. :P

According to the comments some sort of liberal plot to take our guns.
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Anax posts a wonderful "Live Up to Your Negative Stereotype" upon which I started to pontificate; however, I think her hubritic ["Hubritic?"--Ed.]--perfectly cromulent--ignorance speaks for itself.

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I am a bad man.

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Almost but not quite in New Mexico.
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Anaxagoras wrote:According to the comments some sort of liberal plot to take our guns.
According the Florida Times Union, the responding deputy noticed the boy was not strapped to the booster seat in the car when he arrived at the scene.
Wells said: 'We’re satisfied that this is not a criminal shooting.'
In Texas, they wouldn't have been so quick to jump to conclusions.

4-years old are lying little bastards.

Probably was disgruntled after mom told him he wasn't old enough be in a car without a booster seat. :|
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Look at all the thin people. . . .

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The blue zone is lying.
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gnome wrote:The blue zone is lying.
What?!? :shock:

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They make silicon in 'Murica?







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Time wrote:Americans Weigh 15 Lb. More Than They Used To

In the report, published Wednesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, researchers looked at data from 2011 to 2014. They found that the average man, who’s about 5 ft. 9 in., weighs 195.7 lb., and the average woman, almost 5 ft. 4 lb., weighs 168.5 lb. For men, that’s about 15 lb. more than average in 1988–94; women are now more than 16 lb. heavier. Men and women’s heights were about the same two decades ago.

Kids are similarly heavier today than they were in the past. On average, an 11-year-old boy weighs about 13 lb. more now than in 1988–94, and a girl of the same age weighs about 7 lb. more. Boys are about an inch taller on average, and girls this age are the same height.
http://time.com/4435152/obesity-overwei ... americans/ (with links)
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All them freedoms is heavy.
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Grammatron wrote:All them freedoms is heavy.
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'Murica has better marbling.
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Found this interesting (and it's a vid with some rhythm to it). Is the US part reasonably well discussed?
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I saw it on reddit. In the comments it was mentioned that it only applies to passenger trains, the freight train system in the US is world class.

Personally, the few times I've tried trains in the US it's been a horrible and slow experience. Cars and/or planes are just far quicker and more convenient.
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Grammatron wrote:I saw it on reddit. In the comments it was mentioned that it only applies to passenger trains, the freight train system in the US is world class.

Personally, the few times I've tried trains in the US it's been a horrible and slow experience. Cars and/or planes are just far quicker and more convenient.
Yes, the vid also stressed the difference in scale & population density between Europe and the US of A. (A fact that we often tend to forget here.) Freight trains are in no hurry, like ships.

Yet I had very entertaining experiences with slow trains, e. g. in Poland or Ireland. :)
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The Guardian wrote:Texas has highest maternal mortality rate in developed world, study finds

As the Republican-led state legislature has slashed funding to reproductive healthcare clinics, the maternal mortality rate doubled over just a two-year period
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The finding comes from a report, appearing in the September issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology, that the maternal mortality rate in the United States increased between 2000 and 2014, even while the rest of the world succeeded in reducing its rate. Excluding California, where maternal mortality declined, and Texas, where it surged, the estimated number of maternal deaths per 100,000 births rose to 23.8 in 2014 from 18.8 in 2000 – or about 27%.

But the report singled out Texas for special concern, saying the doubling of mortality rates in a two-year period was hard to explain “in the absence of war, natural disaster, or severe economic upheaval”.

From 2000 to the end of 2010, Texas’s estimated maternal mortality rate hovered between 17.7 and 18.6 per 100,000 births. But after 2010, that rate had leaped to 33 deaths per 100,000, and in 2014 it was 35.8. Between 2010 and 2014, more than 600 women died for reasons related to their pregnancies.
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In 2011, just as the spike began, the Texas state legislature cut $73.6m from the state’s family planning budget of $111.5m. The two-thirds cut forced more than 80 family planning clinics to shut down across the state. The remaining clinics managed to provide services – such as low-cost or free birth control, cancer screenings and well-woman exams – to only half as many women as before.
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If true, that is huge. In 2014 there were 3,988,076 births in the US. Let's just call that 4 million. That's an increase of 5 per 100,000. So that would be about 200 more maternal deaths in 2014 than if the rate had stayed the same.

Could there be another explanation?

One possibility is that the mortality risk increases with age (by a lot over age 35):

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And indeed, women are having babies at older ages than they used to:

Average Age Of First-Time Moms Keeps Climbing In The U.S.
Fifteen years ago, the mean age of a woman when she first gave birth was 24.9 years old. In 2014, that age had risen to 26.3.
I don't think that accounts for all of it though.

ETA: Here's one more trend that may be playing a small role here:
More Women Are Choosing to Give Birth Outside of Hospitals
A new study of U.S. births in 47 states, from 2004 to 2014, indicates a small but growing trend: More women are foregoing hospitals in favor of birthing their babies at home or in natural birth centers.

The study finds that, overall, the percentage of out-of-hospital births rose from less than 1 to 1.5 percent overall in that 10-year period.
Apparently no studies (that I could find) have compared the risk of maternal mortality between out-of-hospital and in-hospital births, but the risk of infant mortality is about double.