Archive from May, 2007
24 May
2007
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WSJ Weighs in on Immigrant Debate

Today, The Wall Street Journal takes on the myth that immigrants are coming here to go on the dole, check it out.

17 May
2007
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Is media causing confusion over cancer?

A new study shows that 47% of Americans believe that just about everything causes cancer and many feel that nothing can be done to prevent cancer. In fact, a significant percentage of cancers are caused by smoking and obesity – risk factors that can be reduced with lifestyle changes.

One explanation for the confusion:
“There’s also a tension between science and the media — the former valuing the accumulation of solid evidence over time, and the latter trumpeting the results of perhaps only one particular study.”

That’s certainly a fair assessment. The media loves to lead with dire headlines warning us about the latest cause of cancer, but often they are citing a lone study showing a minor link which is refuted by many in the medical community.

John Stossel will be speaking tonight about myths purported by the media. I’m really looking forward to hearing what he has to say about the issue.

Many Americans Confused About Cancer: Survey

17 May
2007
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Reminder – Meeting Tonight

Please join us at the NYYRC May Monthly Meeting tonight, beginning at 7PM at the Union League Club, located at 38 East 37th Street. Business attire required. Please check your coat at the door and turn off your cell phone.

The featured speaker will be 20/20 co-anchor John Stossel, who will discuss issues addressed in his recently released book, “Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel – Why Everything You Know is Wrong.”

In “Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity,” Stossel expands on his popular 20/20 “Myth” segments. He exposes popular myths purported by media who distort or disregard facts and unearths such truths as: DDT and food irradiation save lives, pesticide residues are relatively harmless, that there is no ‘cancer epidemic’ caused by chemical pollution and that bottled water is not better than tap.

Mr. Stossel will be signing books after the meeting. We will only have a limited number of books for sale at the meeting, so please bring a copy with you or email rsvp@nyyrc.com to reserve a copy.

OUR MEETINGS ARE ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SO BRING A FRIEND!

16 May
2007
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NYYRC May Record Newsletter – NOW LIVE

The May Edition of The Record is NOW LIVE

Read the NYYR Record Newsletter

Abortion and the Supreme Court by David Bornstein
YRs Visit Saratoga Springs by Lynn Krogh
Across From the Fantasy World byAllison McGregor
Watchdog: Ready, Set, Spend by Kellen Giuda
Will Murdoch Pull Of the Dow Jones Deal? by Toni Takitani

Other editions also available.

16 May
2007
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NY Post Hosts NYYRC Ladies at Debate Watch

Five members of the NYYRC were invited to participate in a Presidential Debate Watch and post-Debate discussion at the Offices of the NY Post last night. The Article is linked ABOVE (Click Title).

As leading ladies of the NYYRC, Board of Advisors Chair Sharlene Santercole, Events Chair Gail Allen, Public Relations Chair Jen Saunders, Speakers Chair Kerry Picket, and Active Member Zandra Williams gave honest reactions and candid responses, and for that I thank them.

This type of dialogue is great for our Club, so thanks to the Post for hosting us.

CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE:

Enjoy the read and let us know YOUR REACTION TO THE DEBATE:

CLICK HERE TO READ

REMINDER: The NYYRC DOES NOT endorse candidates prior to the primary election.
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Edited, 11:49AM – Pic is inserted above, Scanned and uploaded from the NY Post.
Edited, 2:06PM – Zandra is an active YR whom I accidentally left off – Thank you Zandra!

15 May
2007
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Protectionism Rears Its Ugly Head in Congress

One of the most well-respected macro strategists on Wall Street, Morgan Stanley’s Stephen Roach, recently testified in Congress on China trade.

His comment after leaving Capitol Hill: “the protectionist train has left the station.”

He says China bashing could backfire and endanger the balance of the global economy.

Bottom line? “The U.S. Congress just doesn’t do macro.”

11 May
2007
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John Stossel to Speak at May Meeting

THE NEW YORK YOUNG REPUBLICAN CLUB, INC.
HOSTS JOHN STOSSEL AT MAY GENERAL MEETING

New York, NY – The New York Young Republican Club will hold our May monthly meeting on Thursday, May 17, 2007. The featured speaker will be 20/20 co-anchor John Stossel, who will discuss issues addressed in his recently released book, “Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel – Why Everything You Know is Wrong.”

In “Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity,” Stossel expands on his popular 20/20 “Myth” segments. He exposes popular myths purported by media who distort or disregard facts and unearths such truths as: DDT and food irradiation save lives, pesticide residues are relatively harmless, that there is no ‘cancer epidemic’ caused by chemical pollution and that bottled water is not better than tap.

Stossel began his career as a consumer reporter dedicated to protecting and informing consumers. He joined the staff of 20/20 in 1981 and was named co-anchor in 2003. He is also well-known for his thought-provoking one-hour primetime specials. Throughout his career, Stossel has earned 19 Emmy Awards and has been honored five times for excellence in consumer reporting by the National Press Club. He is the author of the bestselling book “Give Me a Break.”

Please join us at the Union League Club, located at 38 East 37th Street, on Thursday, May 17, 2007, beginning at 7PM. Business attire required. Please check your coat at the door and turn off your cell phone.This event will be open to media that RSVP to pr@nyyrc.com.

Stossel discussing his book at a recent event:

8 May
2007
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Thompson Page on Vote Smart

Project Vote Smart has posted a page on Fred Thompson. Ryan Sager sums up some of the more interesting points on the NY Sun blog.

Since Fred Thompson is being looked at by some social conservatives as their primary race savior, I find the 1994 stance on abortion that Sager points out very interesting. Romney has flip-flopped on the issue but seems to be struggling to sell himself to social conservatives, but maybe Thompson will have an easier time because he doesn’t have to get over the additional hurdle of being Morman.

2 May
2007
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Tort Solution

There is an interesting solution for excessive product liability judgments in the Journal today – make products only subject to the product liability laws of the state they were purchased in, and charge a premium in states with product liability laws that favor the plaintiff. Consumers could choose whether the extra cost is worth the right to a frivolous lawsuit, and if enough consumers buy out of state, retailers will pressure the legislature to change the laws.

I’m not sure how feasible this is, but I like it.