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This articles title should read "Men _report_ having 9 sexual partners; women 4," as that is the only correct title.
Assuming homosexuals have as many sexual partners as the average person of their gender, and there is an equal number of gay women as there are gay men, then this result is not mathematically sound. It doesn't take a genius to realize that, for every heterosexual man that gets a new sexual partner, so must a heterosexual woman. The averages would be the same, no matter how the partners are distributed.
This is why conducting research on something as personal or culturally driven as sex should not rely on self-reported statistics.
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The CRTC is forcing broadcasters to ensure that "commercials and regular programming are at an even level." Finally
Fantastic song by Pyro and Scout
Potential Miss USA's answering the question, "Should evolution be taught in schools?" Frankly, by the end of the video I had a lot more confidence in America's ability to pull out of this religious foolishness.
Thanks for the Riddle
Annoying video ad that auto-played. Had a "mute" like button that could not be pressed.
I don't know what is going on, but I like it.
Super Mario RPG song. Awesome.
User centric development is the key to good software. This video has given me a brand new way of looking at a powerful paradigm.
I especially relate to the last message of the presentation; I am no longer capable of seeing software through the eyes of a typical user. That is a mind-set I cannot regain. It's something to consider the next time I try to "think like a user."
I like this not because it works (it doesn't) but because it took me a minute to realize why.
Sounded a lot like an Introduction to Macroeconomics course, but there are three things that deeply concern me about this video:
1) No mention of how central banks take money _out_ of the money supply. Central Bankers are not idiots; they realize that creating money will cause inflation. That is why they also "destroy" money.
2) The graphs. Putting two graphs beside each other and claiming causation because they look similar is not scientifically or statistically valid. This shows the the creator of the video has an obvious bias and will use pseudo-math to try and convince his audience.
3) Inflation. The general public has a very poor understanding of inflation.The increase in prices generally has little to no impact on your bank account. Prices rise because the average consumer has more money (that new money does have to go somewhere). This is why many of us get a small "raise" every year; our wages tend to match inflation. In fact, many economists believe a ~2% inflation rate is better than no inflation because small levels of inflation have a wage clearing effect; if wages are too high for a particular field then employees in that field will not be given a "raise" at the end of the year, effectively giving them a pay cut. This is easier for managers to do then actually giving employees a pay cut, which would anger the employee.
It's nice to see people interested in economics, but like any science (social or otherwise) it is preferred that you do thorough research or, failing that, ask a knowledgeable person in that field before you make wild accusations about it's validity.
A fantastic two page article on the short-comings of the Peace-Keeping efforts in the Congo and why Canada's refusal to participate could be the reason for it's failure.
Canada needs to wake up; we are no longer a peace-keeping nation. We continue to support a failing war in Afghanistan while the UN desperately needs our support in it's peace keeping initiatives. It is time (in my opinion) for Canada to take back it's role as the World's peace-keepers and regain that part of our national being we lost when we went to Afghanistan.
Short-sighted, misinformed, and pathetically ignorant. I agree that Banks need to be regulated a lot more than they currently are in America, but this article is shit for more than a few reasons:
1) "Theoretically, one day that U.S. government could simply decide to print as many U.S. dollars as it wants and pay off all government debts," then enter into a state of hyper-inflation that would kill America and every nation dependent on it's economy. Anyone with a basic understanding of macroeconomics knows better than to suggest such a thing.
2) "The Federal Reserve creates money out of thin air" This is how all central banks work. This is how a Central Bank controls the money supply. The writer doesn't even specify why this is a bad thing. The writer also seems ignorant to the fact that money doesn't exist in the first place. Look up fiat money for gods sake.
3) "Since the Federal Reserve was created in 1913, the U.S. dollar has lost 96 percent of its purchasing power." Inflation is not as bad as the public thinks it is. In fact, most economists agree that a 2% inflation rate is preferable to 0% because of it's market clearing properties. While the public focuses on price inflation they hardly pay any attention to wage inflation. Your real wage (wage adjusted for inflation) has not changed for a while.
4) "The Federal Reserve manipulates the U.S. economy by setting national interest rates" This is one of the main purposes of a Central Bank. Manipulating the interest rate is a means of government intervention in the market. This is the governments attempt at preventing bubbles and spurring economic activity when appropriate.
5 ) "The Federal Reserve also controls the national money supply" The other main reason for a Central Bank. Not only does some money need to be replaced (Bills are destroyed from time-to-time) but an increase in the money supply raises aggregate demand, which is what is needed when a country goes into recession. What is not mentioned here is that Central Banks also take money out of the economy as a means of controlling inflation.
6) "The Federal Reserve is not part of the U.S. government." Almost all Central Banks are not apart of their respective governments because of the fear that a government would be pressured into printing money to pay off it's debt (mentioned in an earlier point).
7) "Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke wants to completely eliminate minimum reserve requirements for banks." Canada (where I am from) does not have minimum reserve requirements for banks. We did not suffer a banking meltdown like America. Bankers (even American bankers) are smart enough to know that they need to keep a minimum reserve fund. It would be like a retail store never having any stock in the back room.
Again, this is one of the worst articles I have ever seen on Economics. I agree that there needs to be more regulations placed on financial markets, but using garbage arguments like this will never get us there.
Very impressive historical strategy game. Great sound, voice acting, animation, and story telling. Awesome gameplay, too.