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18 May 2018

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Todd Juvinall

These kinds of things are actually funny to me. The left/dem/media is so sensitive (yawn) to any slight they can pin on Trump they are now deemed irrelevant by most Americans. What is so "deplorable" to them is seen as a nothing burger to the rest of us. I give them no time in my noggin. Except to Tweet them and chew them out. When I heard Trump's response to a Sheriff about MS-13 and then how it was twisted and lied about by the press, all they did was a favor to Trump and Repoublicans. We can all hear for ourselves what he said and we know the media and the dems lied about it. Now they are seen as supporters and protectors of MS-13. Trump outsmarted them again.

Russ

This explains a lot!

Journalists’ brains show a lower-than-average level of executive functioning, according to a new study, which means they have a below-average ability to regulate their emotions, suppress biases, solve complex problems, switch between tasks, and show creative and flexible thinking.

The study, led by Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and leadership coach, analysed 40 journalists from newspapers, magazines, broadcast, and online platforms over seven months. The participants took part in tests related to their lifestyle, health, and behaviour. . . .

Each subject completed a blood test, wore a heart-rate monitor for three days, kept a food and drink diary for a week, and completed a brain profile questionnaire.

The results showed that journalists’ brains were operating at a lower level than the average population, particularly because of dehydration and the tendency of journalists to self-medicate with alcohol, caffeine, and high-sugar foods.

Forty-one percent of the subjects said they drank 18 or more units of alcohol a week, which is four units above the recommended weekly allowance. Less than 5% drank the recommended amount of water.

However, in interviews conducted in conjunction with the brain profile results, the participants indicated they felt their jobs had a lot of meaning and purpose.

http://www.businessinsider.com/journalists-brains-function-at-a-lower-level-than-average-2017-5
They are incapable of doing the necessary analysis of Sadler's remark, thus they parrot the feeble attempt to smear the President and his Staff.

jon smith

Russ 4:00-
Not a fan of journalists in general, but Tara Swart? The Dr. Oz of brain science?? She is indeed widely published in Business Insider, The DailyMail, Woman's Day, and other gems of her profession. Here are peer reviews of her BI "study".

"It looks like it is an extremely poorly done analysis.

The sample is self selected the “first 40 to respond”, but doesn’t provide any details on the recruitment (was it a facebook post? a twitter post? mentioned on her website? Contacting local media?)

Nearly half of her sample dropped out (only 21 completed everything)

She compares the ‘group executive function’ but it isn’t age weighted when compared to the sample population.

They completed a ‘brain profile questionnaire’ - no details of what was administered, whether it was reliable or valid - presumably it included the tests of executive function, but there isn’t anything mentioned to clarify

She claims they are dehydrated but provides no information on what metric she is using or statistics.

She claims they ‘drink too much’ again no metric or statistics."

Russ

jon smith@05:23 Interesting. Here is a link to her paper. I am not sure this claim holds water.

"She claims they ‘drink too much’ again no metric or statistics."

I wonder if her critics read the paper?

Gregory

"jon" 523pm

You're full of it on this one. That isn't selections from multiple "peer reviews", that's a bunch of smears from one self described Android developer criticizing the research on Quora.

https://www.quora.com/What-is-your-opinion-of-the-recent-report-by-Dr-Tara-Swart-on-the-Mental-Resilience-of-Journalists

I'm not passing judgment on the research myself, just shining light on your false presentation of crap you found on the web.

Gregory

So "jon", calling a spade a spade... not only were you lying but were also guilty of plagiarism and copyright infringement.

Todd Juvinall

Looks like George Soros is trying to buy a DA in Sacramento County. In an article today he has donated $400,000 to Phillips who is challenging Schubert. Soros wants more felons released apparently.

jon smith

Actually Gregory, I cut and pasted the reviews from Daily Mail for your edification. I'm glad you could find corroboration from another site.

Gregory

"jon" 845am

Funny how Google and DuckDuck don't pick up any Daily Mail citation(s) but a couple of your sentences quoted verbatim point to Quora.

Please, one link to a "peer review" of the research, from the Daily Mail.

scenes

Hey, you never know. Tom Musgrove, Android developer, machine learning, and researcher, might be both a writer for the Daily Mail *and* a well-published neuroscientist.

I'm thinking that the best place for 'peer reviews' might be Amazon product reviews. You could probably cut 'n paste something from one of the more famous sets.

https://www.amazon.com/Haribo-Gold-Bears-Original-5-Pound-Packaging/dp/B000EVOSE4/

Bill Tozer

Scenes, What possibly can I add that has not already been so eloquently stated? 5 Star review.

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