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Their methodology is flawless! And their findings are exactly what any reasonable person would expect...
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Good call! You just nailed every kookberger argument they are likely to throw at this valid study. It will drive them crazy, which is why I posted it.
Have you even looked at the study, seen the methodology or seen the raw data to make an objective determination as to its validity?

It is only just available on the NBER website. 13839

So when did you get a chance to vet it?

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National Bureau of Economic Research - SourceWatch

Gotta hate it when all the research is bought and paid for by the folks that you conveniently support in the report.
Jeezus, any and all entities receiving funds from Scaife or Olin are immediately and forever released from any hint of objectivity or credibility
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Like Mr McBear said.

Goodness knows we wouldn't want anybody at O.T. to take a news report at face value to make some political point or other.

Nope, wouldn't be prudent.

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Have you even looked at the study, seen the methodology or seen the raw data to make an objective determination as to its validity?

It is only just available on the NBER website. 13839

So when did you get a chance to vet it?
My HaHaHavard homeys gave me a sneak preview...

Don't believe everything you think

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Bought & payed for by George Soros?
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My HaHaHavard homeys gave me a sneak preview...
Just checking.

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Bought & payed for by George Soros?
If you have read much here you would know I shred his supported stuff also. I dislike ANY politically paid for reports mascarading as research.

It is one of the worst effects of the Internet. People see something on the net and assume it has factual validity without checking its sources.

I spotted an interesting article on Hillary and the H1B issue a few days ago. It looked, on the surface to be from a valid source but before I posted it up I did my normal checks and found it was from a subsidiary of TaTa which, besides being the company that just bought Jaguar is also the company that has the largest number of Indian Contract workers in the US. Since the article held such a vested interest, I didn't post it because I could not support the facts it purported.

So no Soros either [unless it is a direct editorial from him, with his name in the byline.]

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Gotta hate it when all the research is bought and paid for by the folks that you conveniently support in the report.
Now let's see what our liberal friend, McBare, has taught us in his post.

He tries to discount the study by tying it to the NBER who published it. Nothing indicated they funded the study, however. Where's the proof?

Where does McBare get his info about NBER? From MediaSource, which is a WIKI!!!! We know how he hates any of us using a Wiki, such as Wikipedia to contradict him. Behind every double standard is an unconfessed single standard, McBare.

The study article has received praise from a non-involved colleague at Harvard who is an expert on violent events and the article has been submitted for publication by a peer-reviewed journal--the highest standard for research.

This study was carried out by folks working in and funded by liberal institutions and foundations that would have no vested interest in the outcome of the study, actually quite the opposite.

Clearly, anti-war rants embolden the enemy in Iraq.

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It is one of the worst effects of the Internet. People see something on the net and assume it has factual validity without checking its sources.
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So why do you consider MediaSource reliable? It is on the internet, you can't check the sources because the contributions come from everywhere and anyone. I was unsuccessful at searching for MediaSource on its page, so I would be suspect that it is funded by a Harvard liberal at the Kennedy School of Government. Who's really behind it?

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Turn it inside-out: Would we not all feel some serious relief and even joy if the general mainstream Arab media suddenly bloomed in a fit of accurate reportage? Would it not give us hope that those folks finally understood that factual reporting is more important than enflaming the readers to a particular point of view?

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