Republicans take student loans hostage to try and limit student access to “greatest healthcare system in the world”

(CBS News) The Obama administration has issued a veto threat of the House version of a bill to extend low interest rates on student loans because the Republican version of the legislation would repeal part of President Obama’s health care overhaul.

“This is a politically-motivated proposal and not the serious response that the problem facing America’s college students deserves,” the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said in a statement. “If the President is presented with H.R. 4628, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.”

After finding such success with the hostage taking tactic, its not surprising to see them doing it again and again.

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Logic beats Superstition

Scientists have revealed one of the reasons why some folks are less religious than others: They think more analytically, rather than going with their gut. And thinking analytically can cause religious belief to wane — for skeptics and true believers alike.

The study, published in Friday’s edition of the journal Science, indicates that belief may be a more malleable feature of the human psyche than those of strong faith may think.

The cognitive origins of belief — and disbelief —traditionally haven’t been explored with academic rigor, said lead author Will Gervais, a social psychologist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

“There’s been a long-standing intellectual tradition of treating science as one thing and religion as separate, and never the twain shall meet,” he said. But in recent years, he added, there has been a push “to understand religion and why our species has the capacity for religion.”

The curious thing…for a good long while religions *had* the better explanations. Now, of course, they do not and rely largely on leveraging ignorance to remain relevant. 

Thinking can undermine religious faith, study finds – wsbt.com
http://www.wsbt.com/health/la-sci-religion-analytical-thinking-20120427,0,4925692.story