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    Interesting research finding from the US, Denmark and Argentina they found those with larger biceps tended to be more right wing They speculate this is because historically distribution of resources was achieved through a show of strength, so the weaker members would probably favour greater distribution. The finding doesn't apply to women though.

    MEN with strong upper body strength are more likely to vote conservatively while physically weaker males have a greater tendency towards left-leaning views.

    And stronger men are more likely to protect their resources while weaker males favour more socialist views such as wealth distribution, researchers claim.

    They found that irrespective of where the men came from, those with strong upper body strength were less likely to support a welfare system...

    Interestingly, the researchers found no link with upper body strength and political persuasion among women.
    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/hea...-1226644975491

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    Is this from the same researchers who found right wingers tended to be dumber than a bag of hammers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    Is this from the same researchers who found right wingers tended to be dumber than a bag of hammers?
    What, big burly farmers are likely to be right wing and limp wristed, coffee sipping city gents are likely to be left wing? Who knew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nakatomi View Post
    What, big burly farmers are likely to be right wing and limp wristed, coffee sipping city gents are likely to be left wing? Who knew?
    A general rule of thumb to remember in future.

    Big, strong and dumb as hell: right wing.
    Thin, meek and smart: left wing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren84 View Post
    A general rule of thumb to remember in future.

    Big, strong and dumb as hell: right wing.
    Thin, meek and smart: left wing.
    and Troika's are the devils spawn of both
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    Lol. You need to take some studies with a grain of salt. A study reported some years ago found that vegetables felt pain when cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watcher2 View Post
    Lol. You need to take some studies with a grain of salt. A study reported some years ago found that vegetables felt pain when cut.
    No wonder Vegetarians are sensitive!

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    Translation- skinhead nazis are less likely to be employed and therefore have more time to spend in gyms lifting weights.

    The corollary to all that of course is that it is generally intellectuals at some level who are appointed in government and not weightlifters.

    Steroid users don't count. At least not past early middle age.
    Whenever understanding exists, accepting or rejecting is unnecessary. (Fundamentals of a Gnostic Education).

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    The study forgot to leave out the fact that most strong men are impotent and have small langers.

    Their quest for bigger biceps is a desperate attempt by them to make up for their unfortunate shortcomings.

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    Adolf Hitler was no adonis. Neither were most of his henchmen. Don't think that Thatcher was in the Charles Atlas league either but most of the right wing men around her were poodles rather than alsatians.
    Come to think of it I always thought that the smaller the persons brain the more likely they are to be right wing.

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