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Low-Info Voters Just Not
Interested In Politics

Irish Examiner USA, by Alicia Colon

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Posted By:abuela10, 1/10/2013 6:43:28 AM

How many times have you tried to have a serious conversation about current events only to have your listeners say, "I´m not interested in politics"? These are the low-info voters that the Republicans have never been able to communicate with but the Democrats know exactly how to reach them. That is why they concentrate their connections in the mainstream media and Hollywood and why these voters know more about the Kardashians than what the fiscal cliff means to the economy or where Benghazi is. It´s also why these voters tune out boring Republicans who continue to blah, blah, blah

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/10/2013 7:06:55 AM     (No. 9108401)

Tome,low info voters are really low motivation voters whi intentionally blind themselves to reality so their government freebies keep flowing.They watch lunatic shows like MSNBC because they basically condone their culture of laziness and government dependency.Student loans have become a huge new leg of the welfare state where lazy people go through the motions of getting educated,when it´s actually just an easy money grab to avoid working. These people can become career college students piling up worthless degrees to avoid paying student loans back.This is just the latest leftist breakthrough trap to drag in armies of new voters. You have people at an 8th grade reading level going to college.The courses have been dumbed down,making the almost impossible to fail.

Where´s the job market for african american,latino or islamic studies?It´s all subjective education where you write a thesis agreeing with the professor to get a passing grade.
In the meantime we have to dole out thousands of work visas to foreigners to fill skill positions.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Crosscut, 1/10/2013 7:10:10 AM     (No. 9108403)

Until the GOP can reach these folks they are in a hopeless situation, especially electing a Republican president. Bush may have been the last. However, as African-Americans appear to only vote by skin color and only Democrat, if the Democrats run a white person for president the blacks will stay home. Then perhaps the GOP has a chance.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/10/2013 7:10:27 AM     (No. 9108406)

The media are always on the lookout for a rising GOP/conservative spokesman and then, once identified, vilify him/her with spurious and never ending attacks....right out of Rules for Radicals.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/10/2013 7:19:06 AM     (No. 9108418)

This is an excellent article and it states what I have been thinking for some time now. However, Ms Colon leaves out one thing. If the GOP does find an articulate spokesman, he (or she) had better be squeakier than squeaky clean. The MSM, which has no interest in The Won´s college transcripts, will pounce on the least little thing the the spokesman´s past to tar him as a racist, sexist or whatever -ist is the current demon.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/10/2013 7:42:13 AM     (No. 9108442)

Maybe the RNC and it´s candidates should change the way the spend their money. Instead of waiting until the last minute and running non stop negative ads. They should run fewer ads over a longer period of time that are light hearted and in a clever way points out why conservativism beats socialism.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickeymat, 1/10/2013 7:45:15 AM     (No. 9108447)

In addition to those who are not interested in politics we have those who think they are informed because they read the local paper and watch ABC, CBS and NBC. It is an insult to them when you imply they are uninformed and when given the opportunity must vote to affirm their previous stupid vote as a matter of pride.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 1/10/2013 7:45:33 AM     (No. 9108450)

When it comes to who makes up the base of the party, the GOP establishment is as low-info as those who voted for Obama.

Now that is scary.

So if Democrat targeting of the moron vote worked, and it did, how does the GOP attract that same moron vote when the media suppresses our message? When it´s not cool to be a conservative, how do we make it cool? Because cool is what this generation and the one before and after it is all about?

If America as founded isn´t destroyed in the interim, this is going to take years of public school retraining to get this toxicity out of our culture.

I do not have high hopes in this lifetime for anything other than secession.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rakasha, 1/10/2013 7:49:31 AM     (No. 9108457)

I´m sorry to disagree but the GOP establishment are not low on information, they are high on control; and they can´t control independent thinkers like Ronald Reagan or the original conservative base or the TEA party folk. That is why they ridicule, disparage and discredit those who do not toe the line.

They know perfectly well who the base was and who they want the base to be. They are certain that they have a lock hold on the original base, after all, where else are they going to go? That is why they feel free to ignore and disparage the ideas and principles of the past (Conservatism? Let´s just redefine it.) while wooing and catering to a new, more dependant and maleable constituency.

I do not believe the Republican establishment want another Ronald Reagan. I remember the condescension and mockery they treated him with. They did the same thing to Sarah Palin, only far more vehemently and effectively after they learned their lesson with Reagan. It took them a long time to regain control of the party and they do not intend to lose it again without a fight, especially to a bunch of unwashed, uneducated, unenlightened rubes like ´the people´.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: garyhope, 1/10/2013 8:09:40 AM     (No. 9108475)

Why don´t we change their names from "Low-Info Voters" to "High Suicidal Voters" or "American Culture Killer Voters" or just plain stupid?


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Reply 10 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 1/10/2013 8:14:49 AM     (No. 9108482)

#4, it doesn´t matter how squeaky clean our spokesperson is, the left invents scandal against anyone that shows promise on our side. Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney come to mind.

We have come across this attitude, this disdain for politics, with our own grown kids. They don´t want to hear it, they think it is beneath them, and just Republicans trashing the other guys for sport. I think they voted the right way, but to interest them is next to impossible.

I like to tell them, "You may not be interested in politics, but politics sure are interested in you."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: olcap, 1/10/2013 8:16:09 AM     (No. 9108484)

I would suggest that it´s more like people are fed up with the ONE party system that is disguised as a two party system, and the lunatic fringe at either extreme.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 1/10/2013 8:40:36 AM     (No. 9108517)

I know many people like those poster #6 describes. They watch 20 minutes of "the news" most evenings and think themselves well informed. If you suggest they might not understand what´s really going on they become insulted and tune you out. It is those voters along with the hard core honey boo-boos who are taking our country to perdition. Damned if I know how to reach them.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: OhMy, 1/10/2013 8:43:33 AM     (No. 9108523)

Excellent article, we have a lot of work to do. Any electorate that would allow any of these things that are going on to happen is degenerate.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/10/2013 8:49:32 AM     (No. 9108533)

Low information voters watch Honey Boo Boo and MSNBC

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lilo, 1/10/2013 9:32:01 AM     (No. 9108619)

I´ve never watched Honey BooBoo, but I would be willing to bet it is both more truthful and entertaining than MSNBC.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: LZK, 1/10/2013 9:35:02 AM     (No. 9108627)

Doom and gloom.....

Just be patient -- stop with the sky is falling.

The new obamataxes will hit the weak/minded as well and then alllllll the welfare in the world won´t put down their response.....

LZK

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/10/2013 9:38:45 AM     (No. 9108636)

Can we have two Parties, the Honey Boo Boos and the Conservatives, two elections, and two sets of laws, one for each of them?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jasper, 1/10/2013 9:39:51 AM     (No. 9108639)

High info voters with a modicum of brains are getting fatigued across the entire political spectrum The normal political structure and self interest of the past fifty years has become so huge lately and the government has become so controlling that it is no longer what we remember. Yet pork and re-election still dominates political thinking, across the political spectrum. With Obama imitating Hugo Chavez, the USA. as we know it. is approaching huge trouble. All we can do is look out for ourselves and our young family. That´s why many Americans do not care about current politics.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/10/2013 9:54:09 AM     (No. 9108667)

The systematic destruction of ALL promising conservative leaders is a crime against humanity. It´s compound damage is that it dissuades the next generation of great leaders from subjecting themselves from this predictable barrage and a ´fixed´ system.

That old tree of liberty is looking mighty DRY to me.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: mrduc, 1/10/2013 10:00:23 AM     (No. 9108680)

Since the voting machines have been rigged, none of this matters. Our election process has been corrupted. Until that gets fixed, you can forget about any and all conversations about who the voters are, low-info voters, honey googoo, all of it.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/10/2013 10:20:06 AM     (No. 9108738)

The liberal message seeps into the subconscious of low-information voters through the entertainment media and entertainment commentary, that they think is news. We have no such outlets for that. But we also never come up with good sound bites! That is what we need. I estimate you have about 10 seconds to get someone´s attention. We need to grab these voters in those 10 seconds. Keep the message simple!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 1/10/2013 10:20:13 AM     (No. 9108740)



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Reply 23 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 1/10/2013 10:34:21 AM     (No. 9108795)

#8 - Good analysis. Which is why we can call the "moderate" wing of the GOP the New Whigs. They are racing toward complete political irrelevance as an independent party. They are beginning to consolidate their position as a sort of genteel, reluctant auxiliary of the Democrats. They have no ideas, can´t plan for the future, and can´t manage anything effectively (the Romney campaign is exhibit A.)

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Reply 24 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/10/2013 10:37:20 AM     (No. 9108808)

I see little cause for optimism, as (thanks you ron white), you can´t fix stupid. These obama voters will be told the tax increases and coming injustices are the fault of the evil republicans and they will believe it.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dman, 1/10/2013 10:38:04 AM     (No. 9108812)

How to get their attention:

Shut down the government.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Butch59, 1/10/2013 10:40:49 AM     (No. 9108825)

My own belief is that this country, as presently made up, is going to crash. Period. Into dust. What will rise up from those ashes is anyone´s guess. And one huge reason for this is that this country has lost it´s will to work. In it´s early years, people yearned to be free and work to sustain themselves and their families. Just stay out of their way and allow them to do so. In today´s world, we simply have far too many people that are lazy. Call it what it is. They want to sit around and sit on their fat behinds and yell about how "the govmint" is supposed to take care of them. And there are a lot of politicians that are willing to do just that. All they ask is your vote. For life time. And the votes of your children and grandchildren. Forever.

Viva la revolution!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: The Patriot Code, 1/10/2013 10:41:22 AM     (No. 9108828)

This High Info Voter is becoming way, way less politically inclined. As of the morning of November 7th, I rarely send any emails out to my list of friends, rarely watch Fox News programming anymore, and rarely listen to any radio programs other than Rush.

I still read the news, but no where near as ravenously as before 11/6. I find myself listening to music much more than I have in years. And I am listening to a variety of music and it is all OLD music. Music that was created when America was really America. Pre-0bama Entitlement, Low Info America. Whether it´s Ella Fitzgerald, Elvis, Johnny Cash, or 70´s Rock, I like listening to music that was created by people who never knew about the current plague that would befall our nation.

And bourbon tastes better than it ever has.

I am of the opinion that politics absolutely will not get us out of the mess we are in. I am exhausted by the stupidity of the people in this nation, and mortified at the blatant corruption that goes unchecked by the horrible msm.

I am 100% committed to providing for and protecting my family, and am off my soap box as far as trying to convince anybody of anything.



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Reply 28 - Posted by: RancherJack, 1/10/2013 11:05:17 AM     (No. 9108896)

Gimme my free phone and I´ll pull the lever

No phone, no love

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Arby, 1/10/2013 11:11:39 AM     (No. 9108913)

The dirty little secret is that many of the low-info voters are putative intellectuals and opinion leaders. I´ve met a slew of college professors who know next to nothing about the actual details of political policies, actions, etc.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Dixie, 1/10/2013 1:07:03 PM     (No. 9109178)

The fastest way I can think of to turn this country around if for the conservatives in the Republican party to become very, VERY good at voter fraud.

Once Republicans win surprising Senate seats in places where they shouldn´t have, two good things will happen:
1) Republicans will have the Senate and can, with the House, do much to mitigate problems in the country...including increasing our drilling for oil.
2) The Democrats will FINALLY work with the Republicans to eliminate voter fraud.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: johngalt1, 1/10/2013 1:24:02 PM     (No. 9109216)

Let’s stop using the phrase “low information voters” to describe people who are essentially Democratic Party drones.

Back in 1982, John Naisbet wrote a book entitled “Megatrends” in which he said “We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.” This was a full decade before the internet became a vast, instant information resource for billions of people.

Today, if you lack information, it’s because you don’t want it. People who decline the opportunity to become informed are ignorant by choice. They believe they already have all the information they need. They don’t want to be educated, they want to be entertained.

So-called “low information voters” are really drones remotely guided on election day by the formidable Democratic Party machine, which is very skillful at pushing their buttons by “spinning” issues to reinforce drones´ preexisting mindsets.

It’s been said that if a lie is repeated often enough people will believe it. Can the same be said for the truth? If so, why is it that when a politician tells the truth it’s referred to by the press as a gaffe?

Republicans have allowed the left to define them as the party of the rich, a coalition of un-hip, humorless, intolerant, callous people stuck in the past who are mean to children, the poor, women, blacks, Latinos, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, teachers, atheists, Muslims, leftist dictators, unions, and dogs.

This will remain the case until the GOP embraces the marketing nuances that drive popular culture.


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Reply 32 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/10/2013 1:29:01 PM     (No. 9109223)

Low Information Voter = LIV = 54 in Roman Numerals. So, I will call them 54s.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: joew9, 1/10/2013 2:03:02 PM     (No. 9109276)

I wonder how the low interest voters would like it if I, a disinterested non-football fan, made the rules about the game. Or if perhaps I decided the next topics of discussion on the Oprah show or whatever it´s equivalent is today.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: jojobo, 1/10/2013 2:57:35 PM     (No. 9109399)

Had to laugh. I misread it as low-life voters. When I realized my mistake, it didn´t change the story for me at all.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/10/2013 3:00:55 PM     (No. 9109404)

#3, you´re exactly right. Any articulate spokesperson for conservative values is quickly attacked and destroyed--or, as they used to say in spy movies, neutralized.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: KTWO, 1/10/2013 3:31:01 PM     (No. 9109446)

Who are such voters?

Let´s consider one type. Those who are live solely on entitlements.

You are immune from nearly all taxes. You don´t have enough income or property.

If you never expect to have another job you don´t care about the unemployment rate. Or whether you can find a job.

Life doesn´t change much in a recession.

To you the national debt and deficit seem abstract. Neither seems to affect you.

OTOH inflation is not abstract. It will hurt if it comes. But it hasn´t hurt much yet so why worry. And won´t the entitlements rise as prices rise?

If your relatives and/or friends cannot find work that affects you. But maybe they live as you live, on entitlements.

And more government spending means you may get free cell phones, cable,internet, better subsidized housing, better medical care. Better this, better that.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: lencu255, 1/10/2013 3:47:58 PM     (No. 9109478)

Whoever agrees with this point of view is 100% wrong. Propaganda works just fine. Yes, the sheeple are dumb, they are selfish, they hate, they are jealous, but
They have point of view and it is formulated by mainstream media, commie education and entertainment and to some extent, facts. That are commies who are giving them 99 weeks of unemployment, food stamps and welfare, and who are telling them that as soon as they will expropriate the RICH, everybody will be RICH!
And what are we doing? Nothing! Is there any benefit for the country that WE, conservatives, are listening to rush or watching hannity (I personally don´t do it anymore)?
We need our, conservative mainstream media in which we can propagandize the truth and educate the sheeple. Otherwise we will hear those not smart remarks that drones/leeches/sheeple don´t have opinions. It is not true - they do. We just don´t agree with them and they are against common sense.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Javelin, 1/10/2013 3:51:37 PM     (No. 9109481)

May I step out of the line a bit here? We need to be honest:
1) There are too many conservatives (and reactionaries and libertarians, etc.) who confuse intensity with success. We were intense. We lost. We have to reach the persuadable and not count on stirring each others´ souls.
2) There are people in the GOP who are not aware that "all men are created equal." I have seen a few remarks on this site (which I regard as the home of the brightest posters) that would make me uneasy if I were black or Jewish or female, etc. Those remarks are few, but we must avoid them.
3) There is a positive action that could be taken: harken to the Ev and Charlie Show or the later Ev and Jerry Show when the GOP leaders in the Senate and House had a weekly press conference. It blunted the power of the Presidential bully pulpit to some extent. Let´s try it again. I´d be for Senator Rubio as "Mario" and an articulate woman from the House. Finding someone ready to replace Charlie Halleck or Jerry Ford in the lineup should not be difficult.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: absalom, 1/10/2013 3:53:23 PM     (No. 9109485)

#11 is correct. We have a republicrat duopoly and more importantly, the R Est. is viscerally hostile to conservative values. A true conservative party would never, ever consider jackasses like Landon, Wilkie, Dewey, Stassen, the Bush buffoons, Dole,
McCain, Romney etc; as POTUS material.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: chefrandy, 1/10/2013 3:55:27 PM     (No. 9109491)

I think #32 is on to a solution. If we get better than they do at cheating the system, they´ll finally have to work at reforming it. They continually say there´s no proof or its us or so difficult to get proper ID and with the complicit media we might as well get blamed for something we´re actually doing for a change.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: uno, 1/10/2013 8:23:52 PM     (No. 9109871)

I call most of ´em two times stupid voters.
2008 & 2012

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Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew, who oversees the IRS, made the rounds of four Sunday morning TV talk shows (all but CBS’s Face the Nation) to promote President Obama’s latest “pivot” to the economy, but ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and CNN’s Candy Crowley failed to take advantage of the opportunity to press him on the IRS scandal. NBC’s David Gregory squeezed a question in at the very end of their session, but then didn’t follow up on Lew’s insistence “there’s no evidence of any political involvement.” Gregory: “Mr. Secretary, I’ll leave it there.

The Rev. Sharpton’s
already flagging posse
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/17/2013 12:02:38 PM     Post Reply
Not a bit like the vigilante posses in the movies, the Rev. Al Sharpton’s posse will be out in 100 cities this weekend. But although the mainstream media’s not admitting it, Al’s is a posse that is already flagging before it starts. Missing from the the Rev. Sharpton’s planned “Justice for Trayvon” day, is the real spontaneity and consensus of the posses of yore. Rev. Sharpton’s planned weekend protests in 100 cities, relies on the mainstream media and politicians of the day fueling the fire of racial unrest.

´Rolling Stone´ gives alleged Boston
Bomber the cover boy treatment
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/17/2013 8:53:02 AM     Post Reply
The cover of Friday´s edition of Rolling Stone magazine featuring Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The cover of Rolling Stone magazine has most often been the domain of musicians, actors, comedians, and the occasional politician. But this week, the periodical has raised eyebrows by letting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev grace the famous front. The issue, which hits newsstands Friday, features an picture of an unsmiling Tsarnaev above the bolded legend "The Bomber." The subhead promises to reveal "[h]ow a popular, promising student was failed by his family, fell into radical Islam, and became a monster."

Chinese museum found with 40,000
fake exhibits forced to close
Telegraph (U.K.), by Tom Phillips    Original Article
Posted By: abuela10- 7/17/2013 8:09:44 AM     Post Reply
The 60 million yuan (£6.4 million) Jibaozhai Museum, located in Jizhou, a city in the northern province of Hebei, opened in 2010 with its 12 exhibition halls packed with apparently unique cultural gems. But the museum’s collection, while extensive, appears ultimately to have been flawed. On Monday, the museum’s ticket offices were shut amid claims that many of the exhibits were in fact knock-offs which had been bought for between 100 yuan (£10.70) and 2,000 yuan (£215). The museum’s public humiliation began earlier this month when Ma Boyong, a Chinese writer,



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PJ Media, by Ron Radosh    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 3/31/2014 6:57:51 AM     Post Reply
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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
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New York Daily News, by Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemetz    Original Article
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Telegraph [UK], by Alice Philipson    Original Article
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Drinking Earl Grey tea could help guard against heart disease, it has emerged, after a study found that bergamot extract--a key ingredient in the hot drink--is just as effective as statins at controlling cholesterol. Scientists believe bergamot, a fragrant Mediterranean citrus fruit which gives Earl Grey tea its distinctive flavour, can significantly lower cholesterol. They say it contains enzymes known as HMGF (hydroxy methyl glutaryl flavonones) which can attack proteins in the body known to cause heart disease. The study found bergamot could even be as effective as statins, used to control cholesterol but which can have side effects in


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