In a referendum, it seems the Irish have voted to legalise gay marriage. Frankly, I’m astonished. But then I’m not Irish (even though I have Irish ancestry).
But Grandad‘s Irish:
So while the 5% homosexual crowd are now rejoicing, I would ask about the new Niggers of Ireland? They constitute well over a quarter of the population and are now classed as the underdogs, with open encouragement to sneer and vilify them. Not only do they have no laws to protect them, but it is the law itself that has classed them as the underdog, to be refused welcome, to be ostracised and to be cast in the street at every opportunity. Millions are spent each year with the specific aim of persecuting this underclass with the stated and specific aim of forcing them to change.
Obeara pointed out what defenders of traditional marriage were up against: “all the political parties, about 160 out of 166 members of parliament, all the media, all the major US multinationals, 90% of the funding was on the Yes side, it is extraordinary, and something approaching a miracle, that 40% of the voters had the courage to vote No.”
And H/T Rose for this Reuters report:
(Reuters Health) – Smokers have more pessimistic attitudes about cancer and may be more likely to delay getting screened, according to a new survey from the UK.
Smokers are less likely to engage in cancer screening programs and are less engaged with health services overall, senior author Jane Wardle told Reuters Health in an email.
“We wanted to investigate why, by exploring whether this could be partly due to excessively negative beliefs about cancer,” said Wardle, the director of the Health Behavior Research Center at University College London…
“In the case of smokers, the greater their perception of risk for smoking, the greater their psychological aversion to having their worries confirmed by a doctor,” said Omid Fotuhi, a psychology researcher at Stanford University in California.
Fotuhi, who was not involved with the new study, told Reuters Health by email that this may be especially true for the older sample of smokers in this study, as they may be less likely to believe that they can quit.
What about those smokers who don’t believe in the risks of smoking, and who have no wish whatever to stop smoking? Why might they avoid screening?
There’s another explanation why smokers may not wish to be screened for cancer (or anything else), and that is that they want to have as little as possible to do with a medical profession that has orchestrated the current, obscene, global persecution of smokers.
But I doubt that this will ever occur to them.