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Old 02-01-2014, 06:42 AM   #1
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Study: Liberals drink more alcohol than conservatives

The study by Pavel Yakovlev and Walter P. Guessford of Duquesne University in Pennsylvania shows a direct correlation between political beliefs and the demand for alcohol.

The research reveals that states with more liberal representatives like Nevada tend to consume up to three times more alcohol per head than more politically conservative states like Arkansas and Utah:

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In this study, we show that liberal ideology has a statistically significant positive association with the consumption of alcohol in the United States even after controlling for economic, demographic, and geographic differences across states.
These findings are consistent with other recent studies in other parts of the world showing that people with socialist views tend to drink more.


http://theweek.com/article/index/255...-conservatives


Probably don't need a study to realize Liberals also smoke a lot more dope .......
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:33 AM   #2
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Liberals are unhappy and upset a lot so they need drugs and alcohol more then normal people.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:55 AM   #3
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Funny how I've seen reference to this exact study in several different online fora within the last 12 hours, all from the usual conservative commenters.

The right, for all its claims to be individualistic and tough do-it-alone he-man-ism, sure does have a hive mind a la the Borg.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:34 AM   #4
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The authors of this latest study offer two theories to explain this divergence in behavior. One possibility is that people of a more liberal persuasion tend to be more open to new experiences, such as the consumption of alcohol or drugs. Another possibility is that people living in more liberal states or countries may feel more confident in government health care and social welfare to pick up the pieces if drinking leads to health or social problems.
It's not that complex, nutsacks. Look at the states where this happens.


Nevada? Las Vegas. Reno. New York? New York. Illinois? Chicago. California? Los Angeles. San Diego. San Francisco.

Arkansas. Little Rock? Utah. Salt Lake City?
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People in the Red States are mostly on meth. And they cook it themselves, so that's hard to track. Many of them are also cooking their own booze, so it's probably the same tracking issue.
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This was an extremely poorly written and worked out article. Did anyone else notice when he compared the results with liberalism in America to that of socialism in Europe? As if the two are the same. Especially funny considering that liberal in the US = mainstream conservative in most of Europe.
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This was an extremely poorly written and worked out article. Did anyone else notice when he compared the results with liberalism in America to that of socialism in Europe? As if the two are the same. Especially funny considering that liberal in the US = mainstream conservative in most of Europe.
This goes back to the Powell memo of the 70s when the radical Right began to equate anybody and everybody on the Left with communism.
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This goes back to the Powell memo of the 70s when the radical Right began to equate anybody and everybody on the Left with communism.
Yep. The irony is that most conservatives from the 70s would be skewered by the right nowadays as socialists.
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Yep. The irony is that most conservatives from the 70s would be skewered by the right nowadays as socialists.
Nixon wouldn't stand a snowball's chance in hell in today's GOP.
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Nixon wouldn't stand a snowball's chance in hell in today's GOP.
Reagan would be suspiciously pinko.
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And yet they venerate these guys as if they're heroes.
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Liberals are always in bad moods because they like to tell others how to live, while they don't live such a life, but don't get taken seriously since are considered nerds.
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Liberals will love the new weed policy. They can smoke all day and tax the **** out of it at the same time.
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Just like cigarettes and alcohol. Makes sense.
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Liberals are always in bad moods because they like to tell others how to live, while they don't live such a life, but don't get taken seriously since are considered nerds.
Its obvious most Liberals are weak and tend to use alcohol as a crutch to drown their sorrow and escape their worthless existence. Conservatives enjoy the use of alcohol and will often use it as reward at the end of a work day for a job well done.
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Liberals will love the new weed policy. They can smoke all day and tax the **** out of it at the same time.
Still waiting for a response to this:

http://www.orangemane.com/BB/showpos...9&postcount=20

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Liberals are unhappy and upset a lot so they need drugs and alcohol more then normal people.
Or their substance abuse drives them to liberalism because of the coddling and welfare statism.
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Or their substance abuse drives them to liberalism because of the coddling and welfare statism.
Is that how you became a Marxist, a substance abuse problem?
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Learn some basic statistics folks. In particular what 'statistically significant' means and more importantly what it does NOT mean.
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Learn some basic statistics folks. In particular what 'statistically significant' means and more importantly what it does NOT mean.
Post a cartoon of a guy saying "Since more alcohol is consumed in states with liberal representation, liberals are alcoholics" so we can watch barryr look like a ****ing idiot again.
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University of California, San Diego researchers find a 'liberal gene'

Liberals may owe their political outlook partly to their genetic make-up, according to new research. Ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4. The study's authors say this is the first research to identify a specific gene that predisposes people to certain political views.

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter affecting brain processes that control movement, emotional response, and ability to experience pleasure and pain. Previous research has identified a connection between a variant of this gene and novelty-seeking behavior, and this behavior has previously been associated with personality traits related to political liberalism.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1027161452.htm
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University of California, San Diego researchers find a 'liberal gene'

Liberals may owe their political outlook partly to their genetic make-up, according to new research. Ideology is affected not just by social factors, but also by a dopamine receptor gene called DRD4. The study's authors say this is the first research to identify a specific gene that predisposes people to certain political views.

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter affecting brain processes that control movement, emotional response, and ability to experience pleasure and pain. Previous research has identified a connection between a variant of this gene and novelty-seeking behavior, and this behavior has previously been associated with personality traits related to political liberalism.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1027161452.htm


Anyone else reveling in the delicious irony of a guy who doesn't believe in (let alone understand) science posting two articles about supposed scientific findings?

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I'm not surprised at all to learn that we are more evolved than the Right Wingers. I've known that for a long time, at least anecdotaly.
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Hooked on Liberalism

The regular use of liberalism brings on extreme mood swings and emotions, including intense feelings of guilt and neurosis. Addicts must "do good" in order to get their fix, no matter how irrational or harmful to society their "good" actions are. they develop a sense of victimization and frantically seek to satisfy childish feelings of entitlement, indulgence, and compensation - even at the expense of others and society as a whole. Users are often overwhelmed with feelings of envy and guilt, and are easily identifiable by tell-tale yellow ribbons, bumper stickers, hybrid vehicles, and ponytails. The drug itself induces an irrational fear of guns, even to the point of blaming them for the acts of other liberals. Its users become self-loathing and develop an all-consuming hatred of Christianity, traditional values, the military, corporations, and even the human race. If a lion eats a gazelle in the wild, they blame the lion. Their drug use leaves them empty and with little initiative or drive, leading them to soft occupations such as being a professor, social worker, community organizer, or government employee. It even affects simple motor skills such as the ability to properly throw a baseball or football. Regular use of the drug can even lead to a loss of moral absolutes and religion in their lives, eventually resulting in the need to adopt a cult-like code of political correctness which trumps all else in their lives.

http://www.mequonnow.com/blogs/commu...227809781.html
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