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Teabagger's Obsession Explained.
by DubiousForever
Aug 10, 2012 | 264 views | 5 5 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Still Stressed...LOL!
Still Stressed...LOL!
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In this study, published Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers at  the University of Westminster in London subjected 41 men to a stress-inducing  task. After this task, the researchers asked the men to rate the attractiveness  of female bodies ranging from emaciated to obese.

Compared to a control group of 40 men who did not undergo the stress task,  the stressed men rated a significantly heavier female body size as the most  attractive, and they rated heavier female bodies as more attractive in  general.

"Our body size preferences are flexible and can be changed by environment and  circumstance," explains Martin Tovee, one of the study's authors. "We need to  understand the factors shaping body preferences."

In this case, it appears that stress alters the classic stereotype that men  prefer thin women in general.

Researchers not directly involved with the study said the finding is  consistent with what past work has shown regarding the way stress influences our  perceptions.

"Stress, both acute and chronic, has profound effect on how we process new  information both cognitively and emotionally," explains Dr. Igor Galynker,  associate chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at  Beth Israel Medical Center.

In fact, earlier research has shown that men also prefer heavier body sizes  when resources are unpredictable or unavailable. Certain evolutionary theories  suggest this may be because when times are tough, a thin woman may be ill, have  irregular periods, and may be unable to support pregnancy.

"If you live in an environment where food is scarce, being heavier means that  you have fat stored up as a buffer and that you must be higher social status to  afford the food in the first place," Tovee explains. "Both of these are  attractive qualities in a partner in those circumstances."

The study also found that the stressed men gave higher ratings to a wider  range of female figures than did their unstressed counterparts. This may have  implications about how we choose the people to date and marry. For example, do  men in high-stress jobs look for overweight mates, or are their standards  lower?

"In this case, mate selection criteria may become more liberal as a way of  preserving the species," explains Scott M. Bea, clinical psychologist and  assistant professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. "We have some proverbs  that reflect this idea such as, 'Any port in a storm.'

"This is probably not just true of physical attractiveness or mate selection.  For instance, if one is homeless, we might accept lodging that others would view  as inferior."

As for how this research might be useful, understanding how different factors  influencing peoples' body shape preferences and ideals may prove valuable in the  treatment for body image disorders. After all, if body shape preferences are  flexible, thinness may not be the ideal body type that we think it is.

"The information from this article could be useful in therapy of anxiety and  eating disorders," Galynker says.

"The information could be an alternative to thoughts such as, 'I am fat; no  man would find me attractive."

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DubiousForever
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August 10, 2012
No problem LW. In fact I double dog dare tryg to post the video on this website. He doesn't have a hair.

The Flying Fickle Finger Of Fate Award.
by DubiousForever
Aug 10, 2012 | 309 views | 2 2 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
This week's dubious award goes to Donald Trump.  From the "who gives a rat's a$$ section" of USA Today-

Donald Trump is set to have a role at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, but exactly what isn't yet known.

"I was asked to speak at the RNC but said no, because I will be doing something much bigger -- just watch!" Trump posted on Twitter today.

ABC News reported the real estate mogul-reality TV star will have a "unique" and "memorable" role at the convention, according to Michael Cohen, executive vice president and special counsel to Trump.

Trump will definitely be in the neighborhood. He's going to be feted on Aug. 26, the day before the GOP convention begins, as Statesman of the Year by the Sarasota Republican Club.

Ever since Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president, he has been an active supporter. He taped robo-calls to get out the vote in Michigan and Ohio during the GOP primaries and he has hosted fundraisers for the presidential candidate.

By Catalina Camia

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LiberatedWoman
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August 10, 2012
Yes, the Republicans should feel at home in the lap dance capital of the world. The strip clubs are getting ready:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/24/tampa-strip-clubs-gear-up-for-rnc-hire-sarah-palin-look-alike/

Of course, I wonder why anyone should settle for a fake when they can get the real thing. The ultimate in irony would be for Mitt and Donald to find themselves in a Florida hotel with the same situation as this fellow:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/shamwow-guy-slap-chop-bust

Dubious Forever.
by DubiousForever
Aug 09, 2012 | 252 views | 2 2 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Yep, that's it.
Yep, that's it.
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Overall attitude.
Overall attitude.
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Message for Right-Wingers.
Message for Right-Wingers.
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Protect your future!
Protect your future!
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In case there is any question about my position...LOL!
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LiberatedWoman
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August 09, 2012
Notice that when one is gone all are gone?

Latest Pictures From Mars.
by DubiousForever
Aug 09, 2012 | 230 views | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Even Martians Love Starbucks!
Even Martians Love Starbucks!
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Already?
Already?
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Staking Claims.
Staking Claims.
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Signs Of Life?
Signs Of Life?
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Curiosity's cameras are up and running and the images are unexpected...LOL!
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DubiousForever
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August 09, 2012
More to come as Curiosity's systems come online.

Loonies On the Loose.
by DubiousForever
Aug 09, 2012 | 608 views | 4 4 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
The Tea Party Position.
The Tea Party Position.
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Tea Party Takeover

by:  David Feigen

Thu Aug 09, 2012 at 09:00 AM CDT



As the nation watched, Texas Republicans chose the unchained, unaccomplished, and unqualified former Solicitor General, Ted Cruz, over the decade long Lieutenant governor, Air Force Veteran, and former Texas Land Commissioner, David Dewhurst. Why? Because Cruz was a real conservative, meaning they trust that Cruz would keep the government in stalemate to avoid giving the Democrats a seat at the table. "The Tea Party" is slowly taking over the state, and they have big plans.

Cruz's victory over one of Texas' most powerful conservatives shocked onlookers throughout the country, except here in Texas. We saw this coming, and the Tea Party's radical agenda is being sent to Washington, and the situation might be even more daunting here in Austin.

Most notably, relatively moderate State Rep. Jeff Wentworth was thrashed in the Republican runoff for HD-25 by Tea Partier Donna Campbell. If Campbell wins the general election against Democrat John Courage, she will join what right wing clown State Senator Dan Patrick describes as "the most conservative Senate in the history of the state", with the capability to "block any legislation that we want to stop." Patrick is known as the mouthpiece of the far right of the Texas Senate, as well as getting a vasectomy performed on air . Even more disgusting than Patrick's live vasectomy is the agenda of Patrick and his Tea Party allies.

The crowning achievement of the right wing legislature last session was their discriminatory and infamous Voter ID bill. According to State Senator John Whitmire, School vouchers are on top of their agenda this coming session. Many will view vouchers as a relatively benign step compared to Voter ID, but its effects could be much more destructive. The Anti Defamation League, a civil rights group fighting anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry, note that around 80 percent of these vouchers would go to schools with narrow minded parochial agendas, where religion permeates and defines the classroom. Religion has a very important place within our society, but not our classrooms. School vouchers are the beginning of the end of public education. Voucher programs may help some families pay for tuition costs, but these schools will still be much too expensive for poor Texan families. School vouchers are an affront to two great American values: universal public education and the separation of church and state.Throwing the white flag to improving public education is surrendering to the dream of equal opportunity, and Texas Republicans are intent on using all their capital to make sure this happens.  

It is important to remember that the consequences of a Tea Party victory amount to more than embarrassing TV interviews. Their agenda has put a gun to our nations head time and time again and the complacency of Texas Democrats has allowed it to happen. As chairman of the Texas Democratic Party, Gilberto Ginojosa, so eloquently put it, "the inmates are running the asylum." It's due time that we progressives wake up and take back the keys before it's too late.

-From burntorangereport.com

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DubiousForever
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August 10, 2012
I agree LW. The November election is not just about the presidency, but even more importantly it is about reducing the effect of the Tea Party. Anyone who is eligble to vote and doesn't is giving their future away to the nut-jobs. VOTE OUT THE TEABAGGERS!

Much Is Explained.
by DubiousForever
Aug 09, 2012 | 246 views | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Stressed...LOL!
Stressed...LOL!
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In this study, published Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers at the University of Westminster in London subjected 41 men to a stress-inducing task. After this task, the researchers asked the men to rate the attractiveness of female bodies ranging from emaciated to obese.

Compared to a control group of 40 men who did not undergo the stress task, the stressed men rated a significantly heavier female body size as the most attractive, and they rated heavier female bodies as more attractive in general.

"Our body size preferences are flexible and can be changed by environment and circumstance," explains Martin Tovee, one of the study's authors. "We need to understand the factors shaping body preferences."

In this case, it appears that stress alters the classic stereotype that men prefer thin women in general.

Researchers not directly involved with the study said the finding is consistent with what past work has shown regarding the way stress influences our perceptions.

"Stress, both acute and chronic, has profound effect on how we process new information both cognitively and emotionally," explains Dr. Igor Galynker, associate chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Beth Israel Medical Center.

In fact, earlier research has shown that men also prefer heavier body sizes when resources are unpredictable or unavailable. Certain evolutionary theories suggest this may be because when times are tough, a thin woman may be ill, have irregular periods, and may be unable to support pregnancy.

"If you live in an environment where food is scarce, being heavier means that you have fat stored up as a buffer and that you must be higher social status to afford the food in the first place," Tovee explains. "Both of these are attractive qualities in a partner in those circumstances."

The study also found that the stressed men gave higher ratings to a wider range of female figures than did their unstressed counterparts. This may have implications about how we choose the people to date and marry. For example, do men in high-stress jobs look for overweight mates, or are their standards lower?

"In this case, mate selection criteria may become more liberal as a way of preserving the species," explains Scott M. Bea, clinical psychologist and assistant professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. "We have some proverbs that reflect this idea such as, 'Any port in a storm.'

"This is probably not just true of physical attractiveness or mate selection. For instance, if one is homeless, we might accept lodging that others would view as inferior."

As for how this research might be useful, understanding how different factors influencing peoples' body shape preferences and ideals may prove valuable in the treatment for body image disorders. After all, if body shape preferences are flexible, thinness may not be the ideal body type that we think it is.

"The information from this article could be useful in therapy of anxiety and eating disorders," Galynker says.

"The information could be an alternative to thoughts such as, 'I am fat; no man would find me attractive.'"

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DubiousForever
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August 09, 2012
That explains the uni-directional thinking of the Three Teabaggers.

Romney's Offer To America.
by DubiousForever
Aug 08, 2012 | 316 views | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
For anyone that can stomach it.
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DubiousForever
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August 08, 2012
Topped with a heaping helping of Romney speak...LOL!

Kitty-Kam Kontroversy.
by DubiousForever
Aug 08, 2012 | 251 views | 1 1 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
I still seez you...
I still seez you...
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You better hide...
You better hide...
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Keep coming this way...
Keep coming this way...
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LUNCH TIME!
LUNCH TIME!
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PR Newswire

Alley Cat Allies Criticizes Extremist Bird Group's Response To University Of Georgia Research

Says American Bird Conservancy's campaign of misinformation detracts from the real threats to wildlife

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today criticized the American Bird Conservancy for grossly misinterpreting new research being done at the University of Georgia and using it to support misleading claims that cats are one of the main reasons for bird species decline.

University researchers used "kitty cams" to follow 55 pet cats in suburban Athens, Georgia. In one week, the cats caught five birds. As the research team's graduate student, Kerrie Anne Loyd, told Alley Cat Allies, "We studied pet cats, not stray cats and feral cats…We did not attempt to extrapolate wildlife captures beyond our study community."

"The American Bird Conservancy's propaganda is just more of the same­­—spreading fictions about outdoor cats and making wild 'extrapolations' about their imagined impact on other species," said Becky Robinson, president of Alley Cat Allies. "They've used unpublished data to fuel their extremist agenda of killing cats. But there just isn't evidence that shows cats have any negative impact on bird populations.

"What the evidence does point to is people—habitat loss, pollution, and urban sprawl are the top reasons that bird populations are declining."

Robinson noted that the American Bird Conservancy's campaign to eradicate cats is shortsighted and ineffective. "Killing one species to save another can never be the answer," she said. "People are interested in humane approaches for cats, and it's time that everyone in the animal-loving community acknowledges that."

About Alley Cat Allies

Alley Cat Allies is the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Founded in 1990, today Alley Cat Allies has more than 260,000 supporters and helps tens of thousands of individuals, communities, and organizations save and improve the lives cats and kittens nationwide.

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Here is what I found on my Kat-Kam with narration...LOL!

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DubiousForever
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August 08, 2012
Here doggy doggy...Bwhahahahaha!

What This Blog Section Needs...
by DubiousForever
Aug 07, 2012 | 268 views | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
I gotta a fever...
I gotta a fever...
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Doh!
Doh!
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Reader comment.
Reader comment.
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Editorial comment.
Editorial comment.
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is more Catbell!...LOL!
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LiberatedWoman
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August 07, 2012
... is more cheez-burger! Some catnip might also help. LOL!

The Day In Review.
by DubiousForever
Aug 06, 2012 | 263 views | 1 1 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink
Just wondering...
Just wondering...
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Robbed!
Robbed!
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Venus asking...
Venus asking...
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C h e e z b u r g e r s  In Space!
C h e e z b u r g e r s In Space!
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It was a strange alien kind of day...LOL!
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DubiousForever
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August 07, 2012
Congratulations to NASA!

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