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Jeb Bush Isn't Quite Right About 'Fertile' Immigrants...

Because of Television....

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said immigration reform would help America in a speech at the Faith and Freedom Conference on Friday, saying, "Immigrants are more fertile, and they love families, and they have more intact families, and they bring a younger population." The fertile-immigrants argument seemed a little off-key, in part because it's a counterintuitive strategy for selling immigration to the relatively white Republican base. But more important, the picture Bush paints of immigrants with tons of babies isn't quite right. Fertility rates are falling around the world — everywhere except subsaharan Africa. And it might be because of something else uniquely American: television.

In 2011, the U.S. birthrate hit a record low — "led by a plunge in births to immigrant women" since the start of the recession, Pew Research Center found in a study published in November 2012. Foreign-born women still had a higher birth rate than American-born women, but immigrant women's birth rate declined much faster. And the birth rate drops significantly between the first and second generations.

As The Washington Post's Brad Plumer explained in May, some developing countries have lower birth rates than the U.S. and some European countries (see chart above right). "Chile (1.85 children per woman), Brazil (1.81), and Thailand (1.56) have lower birthrates than France (2.0), Norway (1.95), and Sweden (1.98)," Stanford geographer Martin Lewis wrote for the Breakthrough Institute. America's is 2.1. Why is that? Weirdly, Lewis says, it might be TV. Look how closely rates of female exposure to media line up with fertility rates.http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/06/jeb-bush-fertile-immigrants/66245/

Wind Farms Interfere With Surveillance - so says Booz Hamilton


As municipalities across America seek alternatives to traditional energy production, wind farms are becoming an increasingly common sight. A wind farm can consist of more than a thousand individual towers, each with massive rotating blades used to capture wind energy to feed a growing appetite for electricity.

These expansive wind farms can negatively impact domestic air traffic control radar and military test and training range radar, impeding their ability to track targets near turbines. Prior to construction, the impact of turbines on a region’s civil and military radar must be considered.

Military test and training ranges as well as civil air operations are concerned about how renewable energy technologies may impact aircrew training, airborne radio frequency (RF) system components, and flight safety. With deep modeling and radar analysis capabilities, Booz Allen’s experts are exploring wind turbine technical impacts, specifically those associated with RF sensor systems.http://www.boozallen.com/consulting/view-our-work/48383297/wind-energy-impact-on-air-survelliance-radar

Creating a High-Fidelity Radar Simulation Environment

Booz Allen has developed a high-fidelity, signal-based model—called WindTRx—that allows wind farm developers, civil, and military stakeholders to look at the same data, understand the impacts of specific turbine placement, and make adjustments early in the planning phase with assurances of the final impact on local radar.

Right Wing Radio Host Fired For Getting Physical w/ His Producer

DENVER - Peter Boyles, a well-known and sometimes-controversial radio host in Denver for 630 KHOW, will be off the air Friday after a heated physical exchange with one of his producers, multiple sources connected to the station confirm to 9NEWS.

Employees observed red marks on producer Greg Hollenback's neck within the minutes of the argument, which happened during Thursday morning's broadcast of the Peter Boyles Show.

The sources wished to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak on the matter.

"Everyone here is disappointed and devastated," one employee told 9NEWS.

Reached for comment Thursday morning, Boyles told 9NEWS only that he "had a very heated exchange" with Hollenback.

Buh bye douchebag Boyles.....

Media Makes Medea The Headline

forget the importance of this speech, many headlines read "President Heckled Repeatedly"

Beck Reimagines David Bowie's Sound&Vision - Must See - Amazing....

Published on Feb 11, 2013

Listen to Beck's performance with your headphones on for ideal sound, and check www.hello-again.com for the 360° Experience

The Hello, Again performance started with an idea -- Beck would reimagine David Bowie's classic, "Sound and Vision." But it became more than another cover. It became an experience that presented a fresh take on the possibilities of the once familiar, for both the audience and the performers.

In collaboration with Beck and a "band" of more than 160 diverse musicians, Director Chris Milk created a concert experience that was fully immersive for both the audience and the performers. By capturing the concert with 360-degree cameras and binaural microphones, online viewers will have the opportunity to experience the show from any and every seat in the house. Visit the 360° Experience at www.hello-again.com

Dan Coats on Senate Floor - Tea Party Only Wanted

to teach the American's about the constitution, freedumb and other American values.


Values include being subsidized and manipulated by Koch Industries and Karl Rove
Values include depicting the president as a monkey or Hitler
Values include I want my Medicare, but none for you

Gun Folks Think It's Funny Two Were Shot @420 Rally

a sampling of posts at The Denver Post:

Stupid hippies. The waste product of society. Too bad more didn't go down.

This is what you get from the pot crowd. It's all just peace, love, togetherness, until reality hits. Nobody saw anything; anything goes. No responsibility when you're getting high. It's off to the planets. Getting stoned, not looking for a job, not caring about anything is such a cool thing to teach your kids, right? Really?

never seen stoners move so fast...

Pot smokers are just as peaceful as Muslims.

All the pot heads have something in common w/Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a fellow pot head and jihadist.

Pavement apes, little great leaders, if Obama had a son it would look like this. Need I say more?

Pot smokers are just as peaceful as Muslims.

It says the suspected shooters are two black men, one wearing a hoodie.
If Obama had a son . .


Crowd @ 420 Rally Terrorized By Gun Shots- 2 Shot

DENVER - Police are searching for the two men who fired shots during the 4/20 pot rally in Denver's Civic Center Park on Saturday, injuring three people and causing thousands of festival-goers enjoying the jovial atmosphere to flee in panic.

A man and woman, between 20 and 30 years old, were shot in the leg, Denver police tweeted. Their injuries were considered non life-threatening.

A third victim, a juvenile, was grazed by a bullet and walked into a nearby hospital, police tweeted.

A dog, belonging to one of the victims, also appeared to have been grazed or shot and was seen limping from the scene. Several other people suffered some minor injuries from running or being trampled, according to witnesses who talked to 7NEWS.

Police asked those attending the rally for possible photo or video of the shootings, and had no immediate motive for the shooting.


Don't forget to watch the video of thousands of people running for their lives.

420 Rally Video - Shots Fired, People Running For Their Lives

Click on the video titled AIRTRACKER7

4/20/13 - 5pm - Raw AIRTRACKER7 video over shots fired at 420 rally. At the beginning you can see people running away. Later, you can see officers responding to an apparent victim.

I love that President Obama says, we won't be terrorized, but everyday somebody or many bodies are terrorized by a gun.

Research Shows That The Mere Presence of Weapons Increases Aggression.

So much for "Guns Make For A Polite Society"

The "Weapons Effect"

“Guns not only permit violence, they can stimulate it as well. The finger pulls the trigger, but the trigger may also be pulling the finger.”

—Leonard Berkowitz, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin

In 1967, Leonard Berkowitz and Anthony LePage conducted a fascinating study.[1] First, participants were angered by a person pretending to be another participant (called a confederate). Next, participants were seated at a table that had a shotgun and a revolver on it—or, in the control condition, badminton racquets and shuttlecocks. The items on the table were described as part of another experiment that the researcher had supposedly forgotten to put away. The participant was supposed to decide what level of electric shock to deliver to the confederate who had angered them, and the electric shocks were used to measure aggression. The experimenter told participants to ignore the items on the table, but apparently they could not. Participants who saw the guns were more aggressive than were participants who saw the sports items. This effect was dubbed the “weapons effect.”

The weapons effect occurs outside of the lab too. In one field experiment,[2] a confederate driving a pickup truck purposely remained stalled at a traffic light for 12 seconds to see whether the motorists trapped behind him would honk their horns (the measure of aggression). The truck contained either a .303-calibre military rifle in a gun rack mounted to the rear window, or no rifle. The results showed that motorists were more likely to honk their horns if the confederate was driving a truck with a gun visible in the rear window than if the confederate was driving the same truck but with no gun. What is amazing about this study is that you would have to be pretty stupid to honk your horn at a driver with a military rifle in his truck—if you were thinking, that is! But people were not thinking—they just naturally honked their horns after seeing the gun. The mere presence of a weapon automatically triggered aggression.

Research also shows that drivers with guns in their cars more likely to drive aggressively.[3] A nationally representative sample of over 2,000 American drivers found that those who had a gun in the car were significantly more likely to make obscene gestures at other motorists (23% vs. 16%), aggressively follow another vehicle too closely (14% vs. 8%), or both (6.3% vs. 2.8%), even after controlling for many other factors related to aggressive driving (e.g., gender, age, urbanization, census region, driving frequency).

Weapons can even make people aggressive when they cannot “see” them because they are presented subliminally. In a study conducted in our lab[4], for example, participants who were exposed to weapon words (e.g., gun) for only 17/100 second were more aggressive afterwards than were participants exposed to nonaggressive words (e.g., water).http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/get-psyched/201301/the-weapons-effect
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