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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5375 on: October 26, 2018, 04:02:52 AM »
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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/oct/10/growing-up-in-a-house-full-of-books-is-major-boost-to-literacy-and-numeracy-study-finds

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Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy, study finds

Led by Dr Joanna Sikora of Australian National University, academics analysed data from more than 160,000 adults, from 31 different countries, who took part in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies between 2011 and 2015. All participants were asked how many books there were in their homes when they were 16 – they were told that one metre of shelving was equivalent to around 40 books – and went through literacy, numeracy and information communication technology (ICT) tests to gauge their abilities.

While the average number of books in a home library differed from country to country – from 27 in Turkey to 143 in the UK and 218 in Estonia – “the total effects of home library size on literacy are large everywhere”.

“Adolescent exposure to books is an integral part of social practices that foster long-term cognitive competencies spanning literacy, numeracy and ICT skills,” they write. “Growing up with home libraries boosts adult skills in these areas beyond the benefits accrued from parental education or own educational or occupational attainment.”
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Teenagers in a home with almost no books went on to have below average literacy and numeracy levels, the researchers found.

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What a daft fucking article.  Here is a hypothesis which is much more likely to be true than 'books exude an IQ-boosting aura': Smart people tend to read more books.  Smart people have smart kids, largely due to genetics.  It is the intelligence of the smart parents causing the books and the positive outcomes for kids, not the books causing the positive outcomes for kids. 

MAYBE the underlying study talks about causation and it's just the journalist who sucks...

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5376 on: October 26, 2018, 04:52:16 AM »
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What a daft fucking article.  Here is a hypothesis which is much more likely to be true than 'books exude an IQ-boosting aura': Smart people tend to read more books.  Smart people have smart kids, largely due to genetics.  It is the intelligence of the smart parents causing the books and the positive outcomes for kids, not the books causing the positive outcomes for kids.

MAYBE the underlying study talks about causation and it's just the journalist who sucks...

Yes, you are absolutely right of course, we evil alt-rightest here know it, and so do most of serious experts in the field.

It's pretty funny how well the PISA test scores correlate with the study: http://factsmaps.com/pisa-worldwide-ranking-average-score-of-math-science-reading/

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50.    Turkey    424.3
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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5377 on: October 26, 2018, 05:05:59 AM »
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It's pretty funny how well the PISA test scores correlate with the study: http://factsmaps.com/pisa-worldwide-ranking-average-score-of-math-science-reading/

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8.    Finland    522.7

Man Finland has dropped the fuck down. We were up way higher back when I attended those, but that's over 10 years ago. Soon they're going to downgrade our status from asian to white.



I'm sure the yuge drop in the last decade has absolutely nothing to do with the country and its schools being swarmed with low-IQ mudbloods though.  :tuss:

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5378 on: October 26, 2018, 05:49:57 AM »
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26.    Sweden    495.7

At least you're ahead of Sweden and likely the gap will grow larger as Sweden switches into fifth gear in the race to become a third world country.
But I do often point out that I write both science fiction and fantasy. It’s just that the science fiction is usually titled ‘technical proposal’ and the fantasy is titled ‘budget proposal.’

- Jordin Kare

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5380 on: October 30, 2018, 04:27:59 PM »
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It's pretty funny how well the PISA test scores correlate with the study: http://factsmaps.com/pisa-worldwide-ranking-average-score-of-math-science-reading/

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8.    Finland    522.7

Man Finland has dropped the fuck down. We were up way higher back when I attended those, but that's over 10 years ago. Soon they're going to downgrade our status from asian to white.



I'm sure the yuge drop in the last decade has absolutely nothing to do with the country and its schools being swarmed with low-IQ mudbloods though.  :tuss:

A surge of uneducated immigrants and the pesky issue of Russia annexing its non-NATO aligned neighbors boy howdy no clue why smart people might be fleeing a no military constantly cucking Democratic Socialist paradise! :tuss:

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5381 on: October 30, 2018, 07:01:50 PM »
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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5382 on: October 31, 2018, 03:44:55 AM »
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A surge of uneducated immigrants and the pesky issue of Russia annexing its non-NATO aligned neighbors boy howdy no clue why smart people might be fleeing a no military constantly cucking Democratic Socialist paradise! :tuss:

The Finns already beat Russia once in a war. They have a pretty decent conscription system. Now if the fuckers could only persuaded to join NATO...
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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5383 on: October 31, 2018, 08:23:02 AM »
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White Flight as a phenomenon/problem is tiny in Finland compared to the rest of the west. There's some brain drain targeted towards lower taxation/higher wage countries though. The cost of living is extremely high here, unless you're a welfare leech.

Also lol no military your stupidity might actually eclipse your obvious mental illness I/O.

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5384 on: November 03, 2018, 07:55:28 PM »
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https://www.foxnews.com/us/the-latest-yoga-shooter-posted-racist-misogynistic-videos

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The man who shot and killed two people in a Tallahassee yoga studio appears to have made a series of racist and misogynistic videos four years ago.

Police say that on Friday night Scott Paul Beierle posed as a customer at the yoga studio and then suddenly started shooting people. He killed two women and injured five others. Beierle then fatally shot himself.

In a series of videos that were posted to YouTube in 2014, Beierle criticized how black people dress and speak and called women who date black men "whores." In another video he also complained about an "invasion" from Central America, while in another he ranted about the women who he said had caused him to become a misogynist.

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5385 on: November 03, 2018, 08:12:23 PM »
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Whoa! Trump is so powerful he made crazy white guys racist and misogynistic in 2014 before he even ran for President

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5386 on: November 03, 2018, 09:16:31 PM »
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https://www.foxnews.com/us/the-latest-yoga-shooter-posted-racist-misogynistic-videos

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The man who shot and killed two people in a Tallahassee yoga studio appears to have made a series of racist and misogynistic videos four years ago.

Police say that on Friday night Scott Paul Beierle posed as a customer at the yoga studio and then suddenly started shooting people. He killed two women and injured five others. Beierle then fatally shot himself.

In a series of videos that were posted to YouTube in 2014, Beierle criticized how black people dress and speak and called women who date black men "whores." In another video he also complained about an "invasion" from Central America, while in another he ranted about the women who he said had caused him to become a misogynist.

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He wasn't wrong about any of this  :jesse:

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5387 on: November 09, 2018, 10:44:54 PM »
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Soldier found guilty of first-degree murder in triple homicide with ties to 'furry' community

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/soldier-found-guilty-of-first-degree-murder-in-triple-homicide-with-ties-to-furry-community-1.555875

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (Tribune News Service) — A 23-year-old Army mechanic who confessed to killing a Fullerton couple and their friend in order to “save” a teen he believed was being sexually abused was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder.

A Santa Ana jury convicted Joshua Acosta of the special circumstances killings of Christopher Yost, 34, his wife, Jennifer Yost, 39, and their friend, Arthur “Billy” Boucher, 28, who prosecutors said were ambushed and executed while they slept in a Fullerton home in the early morning of Sept. 24, 2016.

Acosta, who was stationed at Fort Irwin, told police that he carried out the killings in order to protect the Yost’s oldest daughter, then-17-year-old Katlynn Goodwill. Acosta met Goodwill, along with her parents and co-defendant Frank Felix, in the “furry” community, made up of people who like to dress up as animals and take on their personas.

In a recorded confession played during the trial, Acosta described using a shotgun to shoot Boucher in the head while he slept on a couch, shooting Jennifer Yost between the eyes in her bedroom, then shooting Christopher Yost as he tried to flee from the Fullerton home. Acosta told detectives that the Yost family was a “festering wound” that he had “cauterized,” while Boucher was “collateral damage.
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Goodwill testified that Christopher Yost, her stepfather, molested her on a weekly basis between the ages of 7 and 15. Goodwill alleged that Felix, another friend she met in the furry community, had “blackmailed” her into having sex with him by threatening to tell her mother about the alleged sexual abuse.

...and nothing of value was lost. Yiff in hell, furfags and Godspeed aspie furslayer.

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Re: Funny Shit From The News
« Reply #5388 on: November 10, 2018, 11:30:00 AM »
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Soldier found guilty of first-degree murder in triple homicide with ties to 'furry' community

https://www.stripes.com/news/us/soldier-found-guilty-of-first-degree-murder-in-triple-homicide-with-ties-to-furry-community-1.555875

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (Tribune News Service) — A 23-year-old Army mechanic who confessed to killing a Fullerton couple and their friend in order to “save” a teen he believed was being sexually abused was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder.

A Santa Ana jury convicted Joshua Acosta of the special circumstances killings of Christopher Yost, 34, his wife, Jennifer Yost, 39, and their friend, Arthur “Billy” Boucher, 28, who prosecutors said were ambushed and executed while they slept in a Fullerton home in the early morning of Sept. 24, 2016.

Acosta, who was stationed at Fort Irwin, told police that he carried out the killings in order to protect the Yost’s oldest daughter, then-17-year-old Katlynn Goodwill. Acosta met Goodwill, along with her parents and co-defendant Frank Felix, in the “furry” community, made up of people who like to dress up as animals and take on their personas.

In a recorded confession played during the trial, Acosta described using a shotgun to shoot Boucher in the head while he slept on a couch, shooting Jennifer Yost between the eyes in her bedroom, then shooting Christopher Yost as he tried to flee from the Fullerton home. Acosta told detectives that the Yost family was a “festering wound” that he had “cauterized,” while Boucher was “collateral damage.
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Goodwill testified that Christopher Yost, her stepfather, molested her on a weekly basis between the ages of 7 and 15. Goodwill alleged that Felix, another friend she met in the furry community, had “blackmailed” her into having sex with him by threatening to tell her mother about the alleged sexual abuse.

...and nothing of value was lost. Yiff in hell, furfags and Godspeed aspie furslayer.

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