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LOL, the 'Baggers are saying Obama was "condescending".

It's hard NOT to be when the other guy is a fucking IDIOT!

At work today folks were making fun of Mitt's binders.

My boss is a good Dem and she joined right in!

Anyone else fascinated by The later Roman Republic?

More than any other place and time period, the history of Rome from the end of the 3rd Punic War to the assassination of Julius Caesar just fascinates me to no end. There seems to be something about a politically decadent republic that has come to rule an empire that causes it to produce a lot of colorful historical figures; Scipio Africanus, The Gracchus brothers, Gaius Marius, Lucius Sulla, Lucullus, Marcus Livius Drusus, Pompey, Cicero, Marcus Crassus, Sergius Catalina, Clodius Pulcher, and Julius Caesar; among others.

Robme is unable to answer a single fucking question.

He either changes the subject or rants on about a "5-point plan".

Fuck the corporate media!

Anyone who thinks the debate was a "draw" is delusional or a lying tool.

I think Ryan is gonna have PTSD from getting smacked around by Joe.

YAY, we are getting a Costco here in Fargo!

It's opening in early November. I'm so excited, NO MORE WALMART for me!!!

Lehrer needs to grow a spine and tell Robme to STFU!

UGH, Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus is a Wing-Nut.

On the radio at work yesterday I heard a story about him pimping Robme.

Say it ain't so, Jack!

Study linking GM crops and cancer questioned.

New Scientist gets called a Monsanto shill in 3, 2, 1...

Are the findings reliable?

There is little to suggest they are. Tom Sanders, head of nutritional research at King's College London, says that the strain of rat the French team used gets breast tumours easily, especially when given unlimited food, or maize contaminated by a common fungus that causes hormone imbalance, or just allowed to age. There were no data on food intake or tests for fungus in the maize, so we don't know whether this was a factor.

But didn't the treated rats get sicker than the untreated rats?

Some did, but that's not the full story. It wasn't that rats fed GM maize or herbicide got tumours, and the control rats did not. Five of the 20 control rats 25 per cent got tumours and died, while 60 per cent in "some test groups" that ate GM maize died. Some other test groups, however, were healthier than the controls.

Toxicologists do a standard mathematical test, called the standard deviation, on such data to see whether the difference is what you might expect from random variation, or can be considered significant. The French team did not present these tests in their paper. They used a complicated and unconventional analysis that Sanders calls "a statistical fishing trip".

Anthony Trewavas of the University of Edinburgh, UK, adds that in any case, there should be at least as many controls as test rats there were only 20 of the former and 80 of the latter to show how variably tumours appear. Without those additional controls, "these results are of no value", he says.

Rest of the article here:


Sounds like the anti-GMO French group that did this study are guilty of bad science in order to get the results they wanted.
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