As if that shit is going to keep any legit lab from making the next mass murdering pathogen.
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As if that shit is going to keep any legit lab from making the next mass murdering pathogen.
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Nearly 50 million people in the U.S. – or about one in five – suffered from mental illness in 2010, according to a government report released Tuesday, with women and young adults bearing the brunt of the crisis.
About 30 percent of the people who reported having a mental illness were between the ages of 18 and 25, twice as many cases as those seen in people 50 and older.
Females were also more likely to report having a mental illness; 23 percent versus 16.8 percent of men.
Researchers linked mental illness to substance abuse, saying Americans who experienced mental illness were three times more likely to have a drug or alcohol problem.Less than 40 percent of those with mental illnesses get professional help, according the study.
What kind of math is this? Let’s see.
23 percent of women report having a mental illness
60% of those that are mentally ill do not seek professional help.
85% of those cases reported are in people less than 50 years old.
This starts to look like more than 50% of the women younger than 50 years old are mentally ill…….
THAT explains a lot!
In an attempt to call a spade a spade the Supreme Pundit has modified the article with strike through and additions in parentheses.
CDC: Many (female children) Didn’t Think They Could Get Pregnant
Survey Focuses on Teens (female children) Who Had Unplanned Babies, Often Didn’t Use Birth Control
By Salynn Boyles
WebMD Health News
Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD
condom and jeans
Jan. 19, 2012 — Teens (female children) who have babies without meaning to often don’t use birth control because they think they can’t get pregnant, according to a CDC survey.
Half the teenage moms (female children) with unplanned pregnancies who responded to the survey said they weren’t using contraceptives when their babies were conceived.
About a third of those who had unprotected sex mistakenly believed they could not get pregnant at the time.
The CDC analysis, which appears in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report(MMWR), is among the first to focus on teen moms (female children) who had unplanned pregnancies.
Its findings suggest an urgent need for better sex education and better access to contraception, says study co-researcher and CDC senior researcher Lorrie Gavin, PhD.
(We must get these children able to have sex without consequences!)
About 1 in 4 Said Partners Nixed Birth Control
The survey included thousands of white, African-American, and Hispanic teen girls (female children), living in 19 states, who gave birth between 2004 and 2008.
Among the findings:
Nearly a fourth (23.6%) of the teens (female children)who did not use birth control said it was because their partners did not want to.
Twenty-two percent of the (female children) said even though they did not set out to have a baby, they would not mind if they got pregnant.
(female children) Teens in five states were asked about their use of specific contraceptives. About 24% used condoms, about 20% used oral contraceptives, and about 5% used highly unreliable methods such as rhythm and early withdrawal.
Hispanic teens (female children) were the most likely to mistakenly believe that they could not get pregnant at the time their babies were conceived, with 42% reporting this, compared to 32% of African-Americans and 27% of whites.
About 1 in 4 white and Hispanic teen moms (female children that gave birth) and 1 in 5 black teen moms (female children that gave birth) said they did not use birth control because their partners did not want to.
Teen Birth (female children that gave birth) Rate Declining, But Still High
While fewer teens (female children)overall are having babies in the United States, the teen birth (female children that gave birth) rate is still among the highest of any developed country. In 2009, close to 400,000 teens (female children that gave birth) in the U.S. gave birth, the CDC says.
Teen mothers (female children that gave birth) are more likely than other teenage girls (female children) to drop out of school and live below the poverty line, and their daughters are more likely to become teen mothers (female children that gave birth) themselves.
It was not clear why the 31% of teen moms (female children that gave birth) who did not use birth control mistakenly thought they could not get pregnant or why 22% said they did not really mind getting pregnant, even though it was not their intent.
“This was beyond the scope of the study, but it is an indication of ambivalence about this issue, which is a big problem in general,” Gavin says, adding that sex education efforts should stress motivating young girls to want to avoid pregnancy.
Lawrence Finer, PhD, of the reproductive health research and policy organization Guttmacher Institute, says it is clear from the survey that misperceptions about fertility are common.
“The risk of becoming pregnant with any one act of unprotected sex is small, so it may be that teen girls (female children that gave birth) who have sex a few times and don’t become pregnant come to believe that they can’t become pregnant,” he says.
Finer says there has been a decline in the number of programs providing comprehensive education about sexuality in recent years (for female children ).
“We are not providing teens (female children) with access to education and the broadest range of contraceptive options,” he says.
If you want to read the original politically correct it is here:
Additionally it has been approved by the Los Angeles City Council. That is as long as a condom is used and the act is recorded for profit.
Hey it’s fucking prostitution if you have sex and get paid for it right?
This is where the femi-nazis could do themselves a favor. If a woman can sell (rent) her body out on camera then it makes no difference what the setting is or who the participants are.
But the porn “industry” would not support prostitution. If you could go to a nice bordello or have a fine young lady drop by for an hour in exchange for a few greenbacks the porn “industry” would collapse overnight.
OR: How the British empire lost the world and are now condemning all of western civilization. Just remember the British are the fools that could not change from having one line of troops all fire and then reload when men were dying at the hands of ignorant opposition that were more flexible.
That should have taught anyone that the British way of thinking is about rigidity not resourcefulness and conformity not creativity.
Any firm using the British way of hiring (tests, tests, and more tests) exposes that they are lazy and ignorant of what the tests are, how they were developed, and that they do not have the ability to properly interview applicants.
All this is well documented in the well researched book:
Millions of people worldwide take personality tests each year to direct their education, to decide on a career, to determine if they’ll be hired, to join the armed forces, and to settle legal disputes. Yet, according to award winning psychology writer Annie Murphy Paul, the sheer number of tests administered obscures a simple fact: they don’t work. Most personality tests are seriously flawed, and sometimes unequivocally wrong. They fail the field’s own standards of validity and reliability. They ask intrusive questions. They produce descriptions of people that are nothing like human beings as they actually are: complicated, contradictory, changeable across time and place. THE CULT OF PERSONALITY TESTING documents, for the first time, the disturbing consequences of these tests. Children are being labelled in limiting ways. Businesses and the government are wasting hundreds of millions of dollars every year, only to make ill-informed decisions about hiring and firing. Job seekers are having their privacy invaded and their rights trampled, and our judicial system is being undermined by faulty evidence. Paul’s eye-opening chronicle reveals the fascinating history behind a lucrative and largely unregulated business. Captivating, insightful, and sometimes shocking, THE CULT OF PERSONALITY TESTING offers an exhilarating trip into the human mind and heart.
If you find yourself in a position of taking any of these “tests” it is recommended that you either find the answers in a rar file somewhere on the web or at least do some practice tests…..
These present you with a realistic hypothetical work scenario which you need to assess and then provide an appropriate response.
Practice & example tests, online questionnaires and assessment centre exercises. All the websites on this page provide useful material – so for example if you’re worried about numerical tests you will find plenty of practice questions. However for graduate & executive assessment you may like to start with those flagged: G; for university entrance: U (& the separate section at the bottom of the page); and for development: S. For more basic tests of aptitude and/or skill, try: B.
More tests & questionnaires? As well as clicking on the extensive list below you can use Google Custom Search. This has been specially configured to look for additional psychometric tests and questionnaires.
How many triangles? Radar vector task
G, S, B
What do you know about your personality?
Tarpon (YouTube video & questionnaire link)
Mind Habits (Self-esteem & self-confidence tool)
Which cube can be assembled from the net?
VARK (Learning styles)
Teacher training. The QTS tests for UK training programmes:
University Admissions Tests. Practice tests & questions, practice papers, preparation and revision for the UKCAT, LNAT & BMAT:
Test Preview (GMAT) U
A number of people have contacted me to say that they have ‘road tested’ the following books which are particularly helpful for applicants to medical school.
All are available from Amazon, but make sure you buy the latest editions! Some, such as Getting into Medical School, are revised each year.
For all these medical books, and more, go to my secure Amazon bookstore.
Job sites. A selection of useful job boards & information sources:
General. Some sites that contain articles on all things psychometric, plus brain training:
No wonder this bastion of bizarreness is out of money. If a woman or man is sexually attracted to children then they qualify for a payment of around 30% of their income.
I guess that’s one way of keeping track of them…..
And apparently not because the deserve to be there. It has been reveled that the process of qualifying a Chinese student boils down to accepting falsified documentation as real and ignoring any references to grades and just whoring the seats out for more money than the college can get from a US citizen.
From sleep to social lives, there is little Asia’s most upwardly mobile students won’t sacriﬁce for education. Though they belong to the so-called “Asian Century,” American colleges remain the premier destination for the elite from these emerging third world countries.
The path to US college acceptance, however, increasingly compels Asian students to sacriﬁce their integrity.
For the right price, unscrupulous college prep agencies offer ghostwritten essays in ﬂawless English, fake awards, manipulated transcripts and even whiz kids for hire who’ll pose as the applicant for SAT exams.
“Oh my God, they can do everything for you,” said a 17-year-old Thai senior in her ﬁnal year at a private Bangkok high school. “They can take the SAT for you, no problem. Most students don’t really think it’s wrong.”
Among Asian high society, and particularly in China, parents’ obsession with sending their offspring to US colleges has given rise to a lucrative trade of application brokers. Depending the degree of assistance, families can expect to pay between $5,000 and $15,000.
A 250-student survey by Zinch China, a Beijing wing of the California-based Zinch education consultancy, suggests college application fraud among Chinese students is extremely pervasive.
According to the survey, roughly 90 percent of recommendation letters to foreign colleges are faked, 70 percent of college essays are ghostwritten and 50 percent of high school transcripts are falsiﬁed.
“The parent says, ‘My kid needs this GPA but, frankly, his scores aren’t that strong.’ Then the unscrupulous agent says ‘Don’t worry. We’ll ﬁgure that out,’” said Tom Melcher, chairman of Zinch China and author of a Chinese-language book on choosing American colleges.
“For the right price,” Melcher said, “the agent will either fabricate it or work with the school to get a different transcript issued.” Admission into a top 10 or top 30 school, as deﬁned by the US News & World Report, can bring a $3,000 to $10,000 bonus for the agent, he said. The magazine, Melcher said, is commonly confused in China for an official government publication.
Demand for such agents is high and getting higher. Rapid economic growth from the decimation of jobs in the USA across China and other parts of Asia has sparked an explosion in foreign students hoping to secure their ascent with a Western diploma.
Chinese citizens currently account for more than one in ﬁve foreign students studying at US colleges. Nearly 158,000 Chinese students are enrolled at any given time, a full 300 percent jump over mid-1990s numbers, according to the Institute of International Education.
Chinese, Indian and South Korean students comprise roughly half of America’s foreign college student population. Vietnam has sent 13 percent more students to the US within the last year, and Malaysia has added 8 percent, the institute reports.
Many American college officials are oblivious to the application fraud these foreign students may have paid for back home as remaining blind to the deception is often ﬁnancially incentivized.
America’s economic downturn has drained the state tax coffers that provide a funding lifeline to many US colleges. Many schools have resorted to unpopular tuition hikes. But many are also courting wealthy foreign students whose families gladly fork over money for housing and tuition along with out-of-state or even out-of-country fees.
“International students are seen as a source of revenue … and the trend has exploded in the past two years,” said Dale Gough, international education director for AACRAO, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
Foreign students, through tuition and living expenses, contribute $2.1 billion to the US economy, according to the US Commerce Department. “In short,” Gough said, “they help the bottom line.”
Excuses abound for ignoring fraudulent applications, Gough said. Some assume that kids who cheat will inevitably ﬂame out anyway and never score a degree. Some admissions officers, he said, contend that “that’s just the way it’s done over there.”
Many schools also make sloppy attempts to translate foreign transcripts, calculated by an “indigenous” and unfamiliar methodology, into America’s GPA or “grade point average” system, Gough said.
His association publishes a guide to deciphering foreign scores, the only one of its kind, but fewer than 500 of the 3,500 institutions represented by AACRAO bother to buy a copy.
“Translating foreign grades into a GPA system is meaningless,” Gough said. “They attempt to do it anyway.”
Gough fears that universities’ lax standards, and focus on big foreign tuition payments, will eventually undermine the pedigree of an American diploma. The damage, he said, would be nearly impossible to undo.
“This scenario spells disaster,” Gough said. “Even if a lot of the students who cheat are bright, and they go on to succeed, is this fair to American students? Or [to] the foreign students who play by the rules?”
While America has ceded manufacturing power and foreign inﬂuence to China, an American degree remains the gold standard of educational prestige. Nok, who is currently applying for colleges abroad, never considered applying to universities in Asia.
“Students who study in America are elite, the privileged,” said Nok. “It shows you’re smarter than the others.”
But like most Asian students, Nok has felt baﬄed and overwhelmed by America’s complex application system.
“Here, you take a big test one day and report the score. That’s how you ﬁgure out where you’ll go to college,” she said. “The Americans are different. They want to know the big picture. All these essays. All this stuff about your life.”
America’s liberal arts application system is “fundamentally more confusing,” said Joshua Russo, director of Top Scholars, a college prep and tutoring agency in Bangkok.
Asian families unfamiliar with the process, he said, are justiﬁed in seeking an agency’s help with application strategies and tutoring to build the skills US colleges demand. But Russo’s refrain to parents, he said, is that kids who can’t write their own essays are likely to burn out once enrolled in America.
“Some consultants will promise the world … and they’re fundamentally preparing students to fail,” Russo said. “Beyond fabricating an essay, they’re fabricating a whole life story. Students will start to believe in the lie. It’s wrong.”
The allure of America’s universities, and the pressure-cooker drive to succeed among Asia’s expanding upper class, will continue to propel Asian students into American schools.
But college application fraud will continue, he said, so long as the risks are low and the rewards are so high. His consultancy suggests interviewing all Chinese students via online video chats, conducting spot tests in English, and hiring a mainland Chinese staffer in the college’s home office.
“Frankly, I feel really bad for Chinese families who are trying to be honest,” he said. “They’re driving 55 while everyone’s zooming past them. After a while, they throw up their hands and say, ‘Fine, I’ll speed up.’”
After doing business in China for several years I can tell you that the graft/kickbacks/bribes and falsification of test data is like no other place on earth. Information that this is also rampant in schools and college testing should not surprise anyone. What should get noticed is that one in five on our campuses are from china….
Thanks to the Global Post for the tip off on this
A controversial and growing partnership between debt collectors and banks that profits both has been going on. Those card offers are actually tied to the collection agency that has had to write off the debt after the statute of limitations has passed. The debt companies typically agree to cover losses to banks if borrowers stop paying on their new debts incurred with their shiny new plastic. The credit-card agreements essentially create assets out of thin air for the banks and debt collectors.
And the Feds are actually doing something about it
Federal authorities have declared some of the offers deceptive because they failed to clearly explain to people they needn’t pay back even a penny of the past debts because the obligations had expired under statutes of limitations set by individual states.
But Banks only get their Wrist Slapped
Bank officials last year agreed to a $3 million settlement without admitting or denying wrongdoing. In 2008, CompuCredit agreed to return more than $114 million to customers after the Federal Trade Commission accused the company of deceptive practices that included failure to disclose high credit-card fees and failure to tell customers that accepting a Majestic credit card—emblazoned with a Visa Inc. logo—essentially enrolled them in a debt-repayment program. The company didn’t admit to any wrongdoing in the settlement.
It’s like paying TWICE
People who stop paying bills earn lousy credit ratings but eventually are freed of old debt under statutes of limitations that vary by state and range from three years to 10 years from the last loan payment. But if a debtor agrees to make even a single payment on an expired debt, the clock starts anew on some part of the old obligation, a process called “re-aging. Now they have a lousy credit rating and wind up paying back the debt! By restarting a debt’s statute of limitations, the collectors have years to retrieve payments.
Hey Banks another way to make assets our of thin air and collect from the willing Sheeple
Card Acquisition LLC says on its website that the Sioux Falls company’s Affirm credit card can help debt collectors wring profits out of seemingly lost causes. The cards give “the debtor a positive way to settle their debt,” the website said. Company officials didn’t respond to calls for comment.Last year, West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw barred Jefferson Capital Systems, the debt-collection unit of CompuCredit, from offering state residents an Emblem credit card through the company’s “Fresh Start Solution Program.”Mr. McGraw said the program was “abusive” because people didn’t realize they were agreeing to pay debt that had expired.
Yet these folks are still screwed
Mr. Carpenito’s credit card from CompuCredit carried the name of Monterey County Bank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. accused Monterey of helping Tighorn Financial Services LLC disguise efforts to resurrect expired debts through new credit-card offers. Tighorn, a debt collector based in Sioux Falls, S.D., didn’t return calls for comment.
Angela Hoover, a 47-year-old laboratory assistant from Strasburg, Pa., said she was ready to sign up for an Emblem credit card in November. After reading the offer letter three times, she realized she would have to pay $434 in old debts before she could get the card. The letter’s “legal hogwash” was confusing, she said. “I am just grateful I didn’t accept it.”