74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if others are unvaccinated

41 percent of parents say under-vaccinated kids should be excluded from daycare, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that daycare providers should be checking vaccine records every year, according to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott…

He was sullen, arrogant, and no one wanted to sail with him: Crew member says captain played by Tom Hanks in new blockbuster Somali pirate film was no hero

Captain Richard Phillips has been labeled  a hero after pirates took him hostage from the Maersk Alabama, but a fellow  sailor says that’s a lie ‘Phillips wasn’t the big leader like he  is in the movie’: The captain played so sympathetically by Hanks has been  accused of putting the crew in danger with his self-righteous …

Saudi Arabian cleric says female drivers risk damaging ovaries ( Says “medical studies show” ) ?

Saudi Arabian cleric says female drivers risk damaging ovaries Conservative’s comments aimed at activists protesting against Islamic kingdom’s male-only driving rules Reuters in Riyadh theguardian.com,  Sunday 29 September 2013 14.02 EDT A female Saudi motorist speaks to the media in 2011 after driving her vehicle in defiance of the ban on  women driving.  Photograph: Fahad Shadeed/Reuters…

Government launches program to Modify the Behavior of bureaucrats and citizens through clinical experimentation

Federal ‘nudge squad’ led by 20-something wunderkind gears up to change  Americans’ behaviors – for our own good By  David Martosko In Washington PUBLISHED: 14:00 EST, 30  July 2013 |  UPDATED: 14:06 EST, 30 July 2013   Maya Shankar is a senior policy advisor at the White  House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Her…

Americans widely back NSA phone tracking: poll

11   Jun 2013 WASHINGTON (AFP) A solid majority of Americans support the US government’s programs tracking telephone records to try to uncover terror, a Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll found Monday. Despite US intelligence concerns raised by contractor Edward Snowden’s leak of the government’s monitoring of private users’ Web traffic and US citizens’ phone records, Americans…