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    More rape scare stats

    The following appeared on the the Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) Listserv: 3. ORANGE COUNTY RAPE CRISIS CENTER TRAINING VOLUNTEERS Do you like puppets? Do you love working with kids? Do you want to make a difference in their lives? If so, then come train one afternoon a…
    Locker Room contributor, September 3, 2003
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    Study Says Size Matters (in Vouchers)

    I ran across a new study from the Cato Institute on school choice that deserves some discussion in North Carolina and elsewhere. David Salisbury, who used to help up a state think tank similar to the Locke Foundation over in Utah, now studies education issues for Cato. He looked…
    Locker Room contributor, September 3, 2003
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    Re: The Obesity Study and Causation

    You know, come to think of it, virtually everyone who has visited “The Locker Room” in the past week is still alive today. Suggested promo: “John Locke Foundation Bloggers: Exposing Truth AND Saving Lives Since 2003!”…
    Locker Room contributor, September 1, 2003
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    Re: Obesity and Sprawl

    You know, I’m coming around to the idea of correlation equalling causality. This could come in handy. For example, virtually everyone who has read “The Locker Room” in the past week is still alive. It’s a striking correlation. So we could run a promo: “John Locke Foundation Bloggers: Exposing Truth…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2003
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    I see the sprawl problem now

    There it is! “Sitting on my half acre.” You can’t sit on a half-acre if you don’t have a half-acre to sit on. Sitting leads to being sedentary. A sedentary lifestyle leads to obesity. It all makes sense now! Clearly we need government to save us from ourselves. After…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2003
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    more on obesity and sprawl

    As Jenna Ashley notes the Smart Growth America study shows only a tiny difference in “expected weight” in counties with lower density (pejoratively called sprawl) and more congested, higher density living arrangements. Among NC?s 3 major metropolitan areas the difference between ?expected weight? of a person in the least dense…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2003
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    re: sprawl and obesity

    Sam Staley at the Buckeye Institute summed in up in an article in today?s Washington Post. ?What this is saying to me, sitting on my half-acre with my kids playing outside and riding their bikes, is that if I want to reduce my hypertension and lose a couple of…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2003
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    Re: Sprawl and obsesity

    That report is pitiful. Correlation doesn’t mean causation. Otherwise, telephones “cause” heart disease (you should see the correlation!). I’ve never understood the left’s problem with “sprawl” anyway. Talk about inventing a problem out of something good — we have plenty of room to grow. It’s tempting to think the…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2003