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Study (again) affirms link between stupidity and conservatism

The study:

Bright Minds and Dark Attitudes: Lower Cognitive Ability Predicts Greater Prejudice Through Right-Wing Ideology and Low Intergroup Contact

A column from George Monbiot referencing this study:

"The right's stupidity spreads, enabled by a too-polite left"

Worth noting.

Iraq: Good job Prez Bush, well done!

Dozens killed in Iraq as bombers target Shi’ite population

BAGHDAD — Bomb attacks targeting Shi’ite Muslim areas of Iraq killed at least 67 people on Thursday, police and hospital sources said, ramping up fears of an increase in sectarian strife.

I'd like to hear the Bushites explain how the U.S got a trillion dollars worth of goodness from this war.

A DU3 thread of possible interest to Canadians...


Historians form "Occupy History" support group

I received this today via a discussion list for academic historians:

Subject: Occupy History: formation announced
From: "Jesse Lemisch" <jesse.lemisch@verizon.net>
Date: Fri, December 9, 2011 11:33 pm

Announcing Formation of Occupy History

Inspired by the creativity and strength of Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy
movement around the world, Occupy History seeks to add its voice in
support of those speaking out against and demanding solutions to growing
injustice and inequality, both economic and social. We encourage
historians to work to build the discussion beyond inequality and injustice
to include the history of the struggle for equality and justice and the
changes needed in our countries' governments.

In addition to showing our support for the Occupy Movement, Occupy History
plans to provide resources to the Occupiers. Locally we would like to be a
resource Occupiers can go to for speakers and discussion leaders. On our
website we plan to provide resource pages with book and film
recommendations Occupiers can use for educational purposes.

We hope to develop a list of films, or perhaps the films themselves, that
could comprise a film festival of the history of progressive political
movements in America and around the world.

To learn more about Occupy History, including how you can participate,
please visit our website at occupyhistoryna.wordpress.com

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