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Quintin_Stone wrote:

You've got to be kidding me.

Marbury was referencing a 2012 Oregon Court of Appeals ruling that prosecutors say made it more difficult to file charges in abuse cases with victims who can't speak.

That sounds like the biggest sack of sh*t ever. And it's been FOUR YEARS and Oregon has done nothing to fix their law?

Quintin_Stone wrote:

You've got to be kidding me.

Marbury was referencing a 2012 Oregon Court of Appeals ruling that prosecutors say made it more difficult to file charges in abuse cases with victims who can't speak.

That sounds like the biggest sack of sh*t ever. And it's been FOUR YEARS and Oregon has done nothing to fix their law?

That's awful for babies, and it's awful for the non-verbal disabled who are abused at shockingly high rates. Oregon needs to get their sh*t together.

Also horrible for people knocked unconscious or comatose.

The foster parent in me wants to take them home with me now.

The kid is with his parents. I don't think we can fault the parents for trusting the father's best friend. And it seems they did all the right things after finding out what this "babysitter" did.

I'm on the "we incarcerate at much too high a level and practically live in a police state" bandwagon, but we house, feed and provide (some) healthcare to people in prison while we don't do that anywhere at the same levels as for people in school.

Yes, let's get people out of prison, but the money is probably not going to go towards education...

garion333 wrote:

I'm on the "we incarcerate at much too high a level and practically live in a police state" bandwagon, but we house, feed and provide (some) healthcare to people in prison while we don't do that anywhere at the same levels as for people in school.

Yes, let's get people out of prison, but the money is probably not going to go towards education...

This.

It's a facile and meaningless comparison. You're paying for a very different set of things with a prisoner than a student. It should cost more for a prisoner because you're doing more expensive things.

May as well compare how much it costs to pass your driving test with how much it costs to get an STD test.

nvm

Jonman wrote:

May as well compare how much it costs to pass your driving test with how much it costs to get an STD test.

Is that a subtle hint that someone needs to get an STD test, Jonbro?

BadKen wrote:
Jonman wrote:

May as well compare how much it costs to pass your driving test with how much it costs to get an STD test.

Is that a subtle hint that someone needs to get an STD test, Jonbro?

It wasn't, but now I'm concerned about you, Ken. How badly does it burn when you pee?

This story is up on my Facebook feed right now, and the... "journalism" on display here is really deplorable.

Official news outlet: WJLA - Police video shows officer pepper spraying Maryland girl, 15

Below that, on my feed, were these two gems about the exact same story...

US UNCUT - “I CAN’T BREATHE!” Cops Attack Young Black Girl After Bicycle Crash (VIDEO)
US UNCUT - Cops caught pepper-spraying handcuffed 15-year-old girl after she was hit by a car (VIDEO)

80% of data in Chinese clinical trials have been fabricated

A Chinese government investigation has revealed that more than 80 percent of the data used in clinical trials of new pharmaceutical drugs have been "fabricated".

The report uncovered fraudulent behaviour at almost every level, and showed that some pharmaceutical companies had hidden or deleted records of potentially adverse side effects, and tampered with data that didn't meet their desired outcomes.

In light of the findings, 80 percent of current drug applications, which were awaiting approval for mass production, have now been cancelled.

The investigation, led by the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA), looked at data from 1,622 clinical trials for new pharmaceutical drugs currently awaiting approval. The applications in question were all for Western medicine, not traditional Chinese medicine.

The SFDA found that the more than 80 percent of the data failed to meet analysis requirements, were incomplete, or totally non-existent.

Considering the rampant cheating with Chinese college students, I'm not very surprised.

Lanqing Wang, a Georgia Institute of Technology electrical-engineering student from Shanghai, who is distressed by the cheating he sees, said, “In China, it’s OK to cheat as long as you’re not caught.”

I'd wait for another source on that, given the SFDA no longer goes by that name.

Chairman_Mao wrote:

I'd wait for another source on that, given the SFDA no longer goes by that name.

Perhaps, but that's a relatively minor quibble, since the english website for the agency is still has that in its URL.

Regulatory Affairs Professionals' Society uses the new acronym.

The agency changed names in 2013, but the data in the study is mainly taken from 2013...

sometimesdee wrote:
Chairman_Mao wrote:

I'd wait for another source on that, given the SFDA no longer goes by that name.

Perhaps, but that's a relatively minor quibble, since the english website for the agency is still has that in its URL.

Regulatory Affairs Professionals' Society uses the new acronym.

The agency changed names in 2013, but the data in the study is mainly taken from 2013...

Eh I'd be surprised if the url ever changes. The source media for the report is Radio Free Asia, not the most unbiased source of news when it comes to mainland China. No other media reporting it yet and there's no link to any source material for the claim. Won't be surprised if it's true, but it's very premature to call this fact.

I'm thinking we probably can't safely assume invigilators are entirely unbiased in their monitoring and thus, if we assume similar rates of cheating across race, certain races would tend to get caught more.

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