More evidence that Video Games can improve health

Filed under:Gaming,Science — posted by Maverick on 3/30/2009 @ 6:14 am

According to a study published in Nature Neuroscience, playing games can improve your vision.

Far from being harmful to eyesight, as some had feared, action games such as Counter-Strike, Call of Duty, or Left 4 Dead provide excellent training for what eye doctors call contrast sensitivity, the study found.

Contrast sensitivity is the ability to notice tiny changes in shades of grey against a uniform background, and is critical to everyday activities such as night driving and reading. It often degrades with age.

The findings, published in Nature Neuroscience, reveal a previously unsuspected adaptability in the brain, and could open the way to new therapies, the researchers said.

What I love is that the study pointed out that only action/shooter games affect this improvement. What has Jack Thompson to say now?

Pro-gun Democrats oppose new assault weapon ban

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 3/26/2009 @ 9:07 pm

This is a few days old now but this is the kind of proactive effort we need if we are going to be successful in defending the constitution.  We should all contact these 65 representatives and thank them for their leadership in putting principal above party.

From: AP via Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five House Democrats said Wednesday that they would oppose any attempt by the Obama administration to revive a ban on military-style weapons that President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1994 and President George W. Bush let expire.

The pro-gun Democrats, led by Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., wrote Attorney General Eric Holder that they would “actively oppose any effort to reinstate the 1994 ban, or to pass any similar law.”

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D.C. Resident Told Her Gun “Wrong Color”

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,General,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 3/25/2009 @ 2:13 pm

From: SAF

…three Washington, D.C. residents today filed a lawsuit challenging a regulation by District of Columbia city government that arbitrarily bans handguns based on a roster of “acceptable” handguns approved by the State of California.

…Attorney Alan Gura, representing the plaintiffs in this case, noted that District bureaucrats “told Tracy Ambeau Hanson her gun was the wrong color.” Americans are not limited to a government list of approved books, or approved religions, he said. A handgun protected by the Second Amendment doesn’t need to appear on any government-approved list either.

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Let’s Save the Newspapers Too!

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Our Money — posted by 3wire on @ 9:03 am

What do you call it when the government controls the banks and the newspapers? Let’s see, its right on the tip of my tongue … I know it ends in “ism”. I think China’s government is similar. Oh well, it will come to me I’m sure.

From: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With many U.S. newspapers struggling to survive, a Democratic senator on Tuesday introduced a bill to help them by allowing newspaper companies to restructure as nonprofits with a variety of tax breaks.

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Military Demands Details on Soldiers’ Private Guns

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War — posted by 3wire on 3/23/2009 @ 1:56 am

From: World Net Daily

A military commander at Fort Campbell in Kentucky demanded his soldiers give him the registration numbers of any guns they own privately and then reveal where they are stored.

The order was stopped, according to base officials, when it was discovered the commander was not “acting within his authority.”

The original order was issued on the letterhead of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment and said effective March 11, any soldier with a “privately owned weapon” was required to submit the information, along with any information about any concealed carry permit the soldier may have, and what state issued the permit.

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Ron Silver – Ann Coulter Remembers

Filed under:General — posted by 3wire on 3/19/2009 @ 10:09 am

From: Ann Coulter

Ron sometimes told me of the cruelty directed at him by his former friends, but never with bitterness or for publication — although I’m tempted to get it off my chest even if he didn’t want to get it off his chest. You know who you are.

As with his impending death, Ron mostly joked about his banishment from the plutocracy. When I off-handedly mentioned in December 2004 that I had to get a Christmas tree, he told me he’d like to help, but having recently spoken at the Republican National Convention, the last thing he needed was to be seen walking through the streets of New York carrying a Christmas tree.

After an aborted operation on his cancer in July 2007, as soon as I saw Ron in his hospital bed, I told him I had Christians across the country praying for him. He said, “That’s good, because the Jews are praying for me to die.

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President Fails Our Wounded Vets

Filed under:Our Money,War on Terror — posted by Q Ball on 3/17/2009 @ 1:46 am

The President has proposed a new plan that would place the burden of care for disabled veterans on private companies, instead of the government. The idea is that the government should be reimbursed for the veterans´ healthcare. There are countless ways to make money and the Presidentś first idea is the government should not have to pay for the healthcare of our service men and women?

U.N. Power of Discussion

Filed under:War on Terror — posted by Maverick on 3/13/2009 @ 10:30 am

According to guardian.co.uk, the South Korean foreign ministry issued a statement regarding the imminent launch of a North Korean rocket stating, “If North Korea goes ahead with the launch, we believe there will be discussions and a response by the security council on the violation of the resolution.”

I cannot believe that anyone actually believes that the U.N. really has any power. What good is a United Nations Security Council resolution if the strongest response they can muster is a discussion. Saddam didn’t care about the U.N., and he was much more composed than Kim Jong Il.

Obama Intel Nominee Blames Jews For His Woes

Filed under:Culture War,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 3/11/2009 @ 3:35 pm

From: WSJ

Freeman’s nomination could not withstand the broad bipartisan opposition that ensued. And if there was any doubt about his unfitness for an intelligence post, he dispelled it yesterday by publishing a screed, quoted by Politico, in which he blamed his own disgrace on a Jewish conspiracy:

“The libels on me and their easily traceable email trails show conclusively that there is a powerful lobby determined to prevent any view other than its own from being aired, still less to factor in American understanding of trends and events in the Middle East,” he wrote.

“The tactics of the Israel Lobby plumb the depths of dishonor and indecency and include character assassination, selective misquotation, the willful distortion of the record, the fabrication of falsehoods, and an utter disregard for the truth.”

Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, issued a statement saying that Freeman’s “statements against Israel were way over the top and severely out of step with the administration” and that the White House “did the right thing” in defenestrating him.

Pledging to be a Servant to Obama – WTF

Filed under:Culture War — posted by 3wire on 3/9/2009 @ 3:52 am

Penn Jillette voices his opinion about people pledging to be a servant of Obama. Click on the Crackle link below the movie if it doesn’t play.

From Crackle: Pledging to be a Servant


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