Archive | October, 2014

Former French Pres. Sarkozy on Pedophilia, Depression, and Genetics

October 28, 2014

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In 2007 Nicolas Sarkozy made a controversial statement regarding pedophilia and depression by suggesting that they both have a genetic component. His statement (in translation) says: “I’m inclined personally to think that you are born paedophile and it’s a problem that we don’t know how to treat this pathology.” In reference to depression, he spoke […]

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Congressman Donald Young doesn’t understand depression and suicide.

October 28, 2014

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Alaskan Republican Congressman recently claimed that welfare programs caused an increase in suicide rates. “This suicide problem didn’t exist until we got largesse from the government,” Young reportedly claimed at Alaska’s Mat-Su Senior Center. “When people had to work and had to provide and had to keep warm by putting participation in cutting the wood […]

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President Bush’s problematic stance on stem cell research

October 25, 2014

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In 2001, President George Bush explained why he chose to ban any federal funding for new lines of human Embryonic Stem Cells (hESC) for research, citing his religious beliefs, but tried to reassure scientists and the public that this ban would not interfere with progress in stem cell research. In an August 9, 2001 speech, he […]

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Pat Robertson says HIV/AIDS can be spread by towels

October 24, 2014

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Pat Robertson made another misleading claim about HIV/AIDS in Africa when he said: “You might get AIDS in Kenya, people have AIDS, you’ve got to be careful,” he explained. “I mean, the towels could have AIDS.” (Screenshot and quotation from October 15, 2014 broadcast of the 700 Club) (Source) Unless you are frequently grabbing towels […]

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Don’t listen to George Will on Fox News for information on Ebola

October 24, 2014

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George Will on Fox News stated, “There are doctors who are saying that in a sneeze or some cough, some of the airborne particles can be infectious.” He also said Ebola could survive on a dry surface “for a number of days.” (Photo and quotation from Fox News on October 19, 2014) When asked to […]

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Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson needs to stop talking about sex.

October 8, 2014

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“Biblically correct sex is safe,” Robertson reportedly claimed during a sermon in West Monroe, Louisiana last month. “It’s safe. You’re not going to get chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, AIDS — if you, if a man marries a woman, and neither of you have it, and you keep your sex between the two of you, you’re not […]

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