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Monday, February 27, 2017

WHAT A SHAME- A look at the low points in the modern media. WHEN THE MEDIA STOPS CARING... PT 1.

(WITH THE CURRENT "PRESIDENT" CHOOSING TO LOWER SCIENCE AND EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS TO FINANCIALLY BENEFIT A HANDFUL OF INDIVIDUALS, AT THE EXPENSE OF THE HEALTH AND WELL BEING OF THE REST OF HUMANITY, IT IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR THE MEDIA TO STEP UP AND HELP FILL THE VOID. WILL THEY BE UP TO THE TASK...THIS WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON 2/4/2015.)

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The Recent Spike in Measles Outbreaks is Tragic, and not just for the Reasons you may think.  It is just the Latest Result of the Anti- Science Mindset, RESULTING IN NEEDLESS HARM TO THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF NOT JUST THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, BUT HUMANITY IN GENERAL.

Since I cover Medical Scams elsewhere on this Website, I won't get into the MISINFORMATION, LACK OF UNDERSTANDING ABOUT HOW THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD WORKS, AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF FLAGRANTLY BOGUS INFORMATION THAT LEADS SOME PEOPLE TO RESIST VACCINATIONS FOR THEIR CHILDREN.  The Real Problem is not just the Quality of Some of the Data being pushed as VALID SCIENCE, BUT WHERE IT CAN BE FOUND.

A Little Background:  Prior to the 1980s, before the Widespread Availability of CABLE TELEVISION AND THE INTERNET, Medical News was Transmitted to the AVERAGE AMERICAN FAMILY, FOR THE MOST PART, IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS;

-  THE 3 MAIN TELEVISION NETWORKS-  CBS, NBC, AND ABC.

-  PBS.

-  THROUGH THE CLASSROOM.

-  MAGAZINES AND PERIODICALS.

With the Limited Number of Outlets Available, the Determination to get things Right, and Avoiding Embarrassing News Stories that supplied Incorrect Data, was Strong.  No one wanted to be FACE OF FAILURE.  Holding Employees and Sources Accountable for Improper, Invalid, or Incorrect Information was a sign of Integrity and Trust.

The Advent of Radio and Television made the YELLOW JOURNALISM practiced in the PRINT MEDIA less APPEALING, FOR INFORMATION COULD BE TRANSFERRED IN A MATTER OF MINUTES, TO AN AUDIENCE MUCH LARGER THAN EVER BEFORE.

SCHLOCK OR TABLOID JOURNALISM was relegated to MAGAZINES that inhabited the Check-Out Line in the Supermarket, or NICHE PUBLICATIONS THAT MIXED SCIENCE- FICTION, FANTASY, AND SOME RUDIMENTARY SCIENCE TOGETHER IN ONE MONTHLY OR BI-MONTHLY ISSUE.

A Few shows on Television and Radio, such as;  IN SEARCH OF..., THATS INCREDIBLE, BELIEVE IT OR NOT etc., adopted the same format, but were never given any REAL CREDIBILITY.  They were Mindless Diversions that were not taken seriously.

UNFORTUNATELY, THAT WAS TO CHANGE.





AUDIO\VIDEO POST #13. THE SOCIOPATH- A DANGER ALL AROUND US. PT 3. (AUDIO ONLY.)


AUDIO/VIDEO POST #12. FEATURE ARTICLES- WHAT DOES THE CONSTITUTION ACTUALLY SAY ABOUT RELIGION? PT 1.




Sunday, February 26, 2017

AUDIO\VIDEO POST #11. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse shared Senator Jack Reed's live video.

Hundreds of Rhode Islanders are rallying here at Rhode Island College (RIC) to save the Affordable Care Act. Watch live: https://www.facebook.com/SenJackReed/videos/1278249148932358/

THE LATEST "PRESIDENT" DONALD TRUMP ADVERTORIAL: BACK TO FOX.

HERE IS THE LATEST TRUMP "ADVERTORIAL."
BASICALLY THE SAME AS PREVIOUS EDITIONS,
A "GET RICH QUICK" SCHEME BEING PROMOTED
ON THE INTERNET. THIS IS NOT THE ENTIRE AD,
JUST A SAMPLE.

JUST REMEMBER, AS YOU READ THROUGH THE INFORMATION,
THIS IS WHAT IS PRINTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

These statements have not been evaluated or endorsed by Donald Trump or the Trump companies.

The use of Fox News, Fox News.com and any and all trademarks belonging to or relating to Fox News are used for entertainment purposes only. This information was not written, reviewed or approved by any employee or representative of Fox News or any of its affiliates. Fox News does not endorse or approve any of the comments made in this advertorial.

Income From Home is not affiliated with Donald Trump, or any of the Trump companies. Any and all quotations attributed to Mr. Trump in the above advertorial do not represent the opinions of Mr Trump in any way. These products and services not affiliated with Donald Trump or any of the Trump companies. This piece is purely for entertainment purposes only.


NOTHING LIKE HONESTY IN OUR LEADERS.






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SECOND PAGE.

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President Trump presents new online program as a solution to every American's financial woes.
By Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton, Fox News
Updated 8:11 AM ET, February 25, 2017



(Fox News) — Trump spoke directly to Fox News detailing his program Income From Home which has been designed to help Make America Great Again."It's no secret that the average American is earning less today than they were before the 2008 recession," stated President Trump. "Americans are not stupid ... they know something is seriously wrong when you have to work a 40-hour-per-week job, and sometimes even hold down a second job, just to break even at the end of the month. Hard working men and women are barely able to hold their head above water. Something is wrong ... Something is very wrong," said Trump.


"The good citizens of the United States have not had this kind of Financial Opportunity since the 1849 California Gold Rush, and may never experience this same opportunity again. Sadly, not every American will hear about this and, of those that do, VERY FEW will actually take the steps that are needed to change their lives financially. Now is the time to Take Action," said Mr. Trump. "Once the wealth of average Americans has been secured, then I will deal with the corrupt Washington elite, the corrupt media, and the anti-American billionaires who would rather see the citizens of our nation enslaved in debt! Very unfair!"
"The American public must understand and realize the amazing potential that each of them has to create wealth and a better lifestyle for themselves and their families. We can, and WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. But, you will have to take action to achieve that. And believe me, I know for a fact that it's worth it!"
We investigated the claims made by Mr. Trump and Ms. Smith, and what we found is nothing short of amazing. This LIMITED TIME PROGRAM is only available through this SPECIAL PROGRAM - Trump is sharing his secrets for a DRASTICALLY REDUCED sign up fee.
Ms. Smith has been selectively sharing her program with a few exclusive students before the public debut, and the results have been nothing short of spectacular. We interviewed several of Ms. Smith's students and have found similar results among all of her students.

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AND SO ON...
HERE ARE A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES THAT MAKE IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER "ADVERTORIALS."
- FOX IS BACK AS THE "NEWS SOURCE."
- THE CLIENT IS CALLED "INCOME FROM HOME."
AND THIS...









THIS STATEMENT IS NEW, AT LEAST I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE. ODDLY ENOUGH, I COULD NOT FIND ANYTHING IN THE BODY OF THE AD THAT EXPLAINED WHAT THIS IS REFERRING TO. WHAT COURT? IS IT CIVIL OR CRIMINAL? WHAT CASE? MAYBE ONE OF MY READERS COULD CLEAR UP THIS MYSTERY.

HOWEVER, AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE THE FOLLOWING CAN BE FOUND.

These statements have not been evaluated or endorsed by Donald Trump or the Trump companies.

The use of Fox News, Fox News.com and any and all trademarks belonging to or relating to Fox News are used for entertainment purposes only. This information was not written, reviewed or approved by any employee or representative of Fox News or any of its affiliates. Fox News does not endorse or approve any of the comments made in this advertorial.

Income From Home is not affiliated with Donald Trump, or any of the Trump companies. Any and all quotations attributed to Mr. Trump in the above advertorial do not represent the opinions of Mr Trump in any way. These products and services not affiliated with Donald Trump or any of the Trump companies. This piece is purely for entertainment purposes only.


AT LEAST THE DISCLAIMER REMAINS ABOUT THE SAME.

STILL A "PROUD" MOMENT FOR EVERY AMERICAN.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. PORTRAITS OF EVIL- WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE EVIL? PT 5.

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What is perhaps the Most Incredible part of Discussing the Topic of Evil, and its Definition, Causes, and Sources is the way Individuals try to Justify Actions that They have Previously Maintained as EVIL OR IMMORAL, TO EXPLAIN THEIR BEHAVIOR THAT MAY BE SANCTIONED BY SOCIETY, FAMILY, OR FRIENDS.

Many of us would consider these EXPLANATIONS TO MITIGATE THE DEGREE OF RESPONSIBILITY ONE HAS FOR THEIR ACTIONS, JUST EXCUSES TO AVOID PUNISHMENT and REMAIN IN GOOD STANDING AMONG ANY GROUPS THEY ARE CONSIDERED A MEMBER OF. 

This Leaves us with the following Dilemmas;

-  Did The Individuals Committing the Acts, actually believe that these Behaviors were EVIL OR IMMORAL from the BEGINNING, OR WERE THEY JUST REPEATING WHAT WAS EXPECTED OF THEM TO AVOID CONFRONTATION, AND REMAIN A WELCOME MEMBER OF THE GROUP.

-  When Social Attitudes, Legal Judgments, or Even a New Job make Certain Behaviors Unpopular and/or Illegal, how are we to Measure the Truthfulness or Sincerity of the Individual Who Now makes a Complete Turn Around, and Espouses Opinions that are the Exact Opposite of Those They Expressed in the Past.

In the Next Post on this Topic, we will look at some Examples from History.


FEATURE ARTICLES. THE SOCIOPATH- A DANGER ALL AROUND US. PT 34.





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(Stepping away from our Fictional Example again, to answer another question.)

Now some of you may be saying; "I KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS JUST LIKE THAT, BUT I'VE SEEN THEM CRY.  THEY PLAY AND DOTE ON THEIR CHILDREN, AND THEY SEEM TO BE A REAL ASSET TO THEIR EMPLOYER.  SO I GUESS THEY'RE NOT TRUE SOCIOPATHS."

Here is a Partial List of Traits that have been Indicative of THE SOCIOPATH.
(Reprinted from Part 1.)

  • Uses others as tools to satisfy individual desires.
  • Lacks remorse or empathy for the pain and suffering they cause to others.
  • Has a Grandiose, Inflated self-image that makes them feel like they are the center of the universe.
  • Enjoys Deceiving and Manipulating people, often for no other reason then a sense of power.
  • Positive words such as Dignity, Honor and Duty or negative words such as Cruelty, Prejudice and Suffer are meaningless. They represent concepts foreign to the Sociopath.

So what can you do if someone seems to Possess One, Two, or a Few of the Traits that are ASSOCIATED WITH THE SOCIOPATH, BUT DOES NOT EXHIBIT
OTHER TELL TALE BEHAVIORS.

There are other RECOGNIZED PERSONALITY DISORDERS, THAT OFTEN EXHIBIT SOME OF THE BEHAVIORAL TRAITS OF THE SOCIOPATH.


NARCISSISM.

SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:

-  EXCESSIVE BELIEF IN YOUR OWN IMPORTANCE.

-  COME ACROSS AS EXTREMELY CONCEITED
AND PRETENTIOUS.

-  A BELIEF THAT YOU DESERVE SPECIAL TREATMENT,
OR REWARDS, JUST BECAUSE OF WHO YOU ARE, NOT
FOR WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED.

-  REACT WITH AN UNREASONABLE DEGREE OF ANGER,
OR VERY CONFRONTATIONAL, IF YOU DO NOT GET WHAT 
YOU WANT.

-  DO NOT TAKE CRITICISM WELL, NO MATTER HOW IT IS
OFFERED, OR IN WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES.

-  BEHAVIOR OFTEN MASKS FEELINGS OF INFERIORITY,
WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR EMOTIONAL OUTBURSTS OF RAGE
AGAINST THOSE WHO CRITICIZE YOU.


As you can see, THE NARCISSIST IS VERY QUICK TO PLAY THE 
"VICTIM," AND LIKE THE SOCIOPATH, BELIEVE IN THEIR OWN
SUPERIORITY.


ANOTHER FLASHBACK: FEATURE ARTICLES. WHAT ARE THE REAL CAUSES OF THE SUPREME COURT CONTROVERSY?

REMEMBERING ALL THE "GOOD THINGS" DONE BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY,
DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.  TRUMP FITS RIGHT IN.


Frankfort, Kentucky, State Supreme Court


As the Controversy Continues, with the REPUBLICAN SENATE LEADERSHIP continuing its UNCONSTITUTIONAL STANCE NOT TO MEET WITH ANYONE NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO FILL THE VACANCY ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT, THE ACTUAL ROOTS OF THE PROBLEM ARE BEING IGNORED.

LETS LOOK AT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY LEADERSHIP, AND SOME OF THE OPINIONS AND STANCES ON ISSUES IN THE RECENT PAST. THE FOLLOWING WERE PROMOTED IN THEIR NATIONAL AGENDA.

-  THE PRESIDENTS ECONOMIC POLICIES WOULD NOT WORK IN 
   SOLVING THE 2008 FINANCIAL CRISIS.

-  AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WOULD RESULT IN RUNAWAY UNEMPLOYMENT.

-  THAT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE WOULD DESTROY THE INSTITUTION.

-  IRAN NUCLEAR TREATY WOULD FAIL MISERABLY.

-  THAT THE STATES DON'T WANT TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE.*(SEE BELOW).

These Were the Scare Tactics Pressuring all Americans to Abandon any Desire for Compromise, attempting to Sabotage this Countries Future.  Fortunately, enough Voters and Candidates realized the Danger. While many PROGRESSIVES see the REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP FOR WHAT THEY ARE: 

SELF-CENTERED OPPORTUNISTS WHO DERIVE MOST OF THEIR SUPPORT
FROM THE ULTRA-CONSERVATIVE WING OF THE PARTY. YOU KNOW, THE PRIMARY VOTERS WHO HAVE MADE DONALD TRUMP THEIR RUN AWAY CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT.

REMEMBER, THEY WERE ELECTED TO REPRESENT ONE STATE. THE ONLY VOICES THEY CARE ABOUT ARE THEIR CONSTITUENTS, SO THE FATE OF THE REST OF THE COUNTRY MEANS NOTHING TO THEM.

IF THAT STATE DECIDES THAT THEIR REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS SHOULD BE ANTI- LABOR, AGAINST RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, RACIST, MISOGYNIST etc., WE AS A COUNTRY ARE STUCK WITH THEM YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT. GIVEN TIME, THEY EVENTUALLY RISE TO LEADERSHIP ROLES IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. WHY IS THAT? 

LONGEVITY, NOT CAPABILITY,
OFTEN COUNTS FOR MORE.

ALLEGIANCE TO THEIR BENEFACTORS,
BRINGS THEM MONEY AND POWER.

TIME IN OFFICE MATTERS MORE,
IN SOME CASES, THAN WHAT YOU DO IN IT.

*Many States realized that the Republican Leadership of the House and Senate, would never support Raising the Federal Minimum Wage.  So in the past few yearsThey have Taken it upon Themselves to do so.

These 29 States: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington,  West Virginia and Washington D.C, now have a MINIMUM WAGE HIGHER THAN THE FEDERAL LEVEL.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

QUICK HITTERS. POST #49. THE HORRIFIC IMPLICATIONS OF REFUSING TO MEET AND EVALUATE THE PRESIDENTS NOMINEE FOR THE U.S. SUPREME COURT. PART 1.

(THIS IS PART 1 IN A SERIES OF ARTICLES I WROTE CONCERNING
THE CONTROVERSY CREATED BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTIES 
TREATMENT OF MERRICK GARLAND, BARACK OBAMAS CHOICE 
TO FILL THE VACANCY ON THE U.S. SUPREME COURT.)



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If there is one thing that is even Scarier than the U.S. SENATES LEADERSHIP REFUSING TO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENTS NOMINEE, AND NOT EVEN DISCUSSING IT IN COMMITTEE, IS THE POWER THAT IS BEING HANDED TO ONE OR TWO POWER HUNGRY POLITICIANS.

CONSIDER THIS.

NOT ONLY IS THE PRESIDENTS CONSTITUTIONAL OBLIGATION AND DUTY TO SELECT AND NOMINATE A SUCCESSOR TO THE COURT BEING IGNORED, BUT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WANTS THE FUTURE OF OUR JUDICIAL SYSTEM TO BE PLACED IN THE HANDS OF 1-2 SENATORS. 

THE SENATE LEADERSHIP WAS ELECTED TO REPRESENT THEIR HOME STATES. HOWEVER, THIS POLICY ALLOWS THEM TO IGNORE THOSE REPRESENTING THE OTHER 48 STATES, BY DENYING SENATORS FROM BOTH PARTIES THE OPPORTUNITY TO EVALUATE AND VOTE ON THE SELECTED PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE.  THE ONLY OPINION THEY CARE ABOUT, AND WILL ACT ON, IS THEIR OWN. 

ANY SENATOR THAT ALLOWS THIS TO GO UNCHALLENGED, HAS BETRAYED THEIR CONSTITUENTS IN FAVOR OF A DICTATORIAL POLICY THAT GRANTS OTHER STATES A POWER THEY HAVE NOT EARNED, AND DO NOT DESERVE. (THROUGH THE ELECTORAL PROCESS). 

THIS IS A CLEAR ABUSE OF POWER, AND AN UNCONSTITUTIONAL ATTEMPT TO BYPASS THE ROLE OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH IN THE SELECTION PROCESS.

SEE PART 2.



AUDIO/VIDEO POST #5. THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD- AMONG THE MISSING. PT 1. WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?


Monday, February 20, 2017

FEATURE ARTICLES. LOOKING AT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT: APPOINTING A NEW MEMBER, WHAT DOES THE CONSTITUTION SAY? PT 3.

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"...and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate,shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the Supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law..."

This is the part of the U.S. CONSTITUTION THAT DIRECTLY AFFECTS HOW FUTURE APPOINTEES FOR CERTAIN GOVERNMENT POSITIONS ARE TO BE NOMINATED, AND APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED, FOR SAID POSITIONS.

There is no NEED FOR CONTROVERSY. THIS IS A DIRECT AND UNCOMPLICATED GUIDELINE, EXPLAINING HOW THE  PROCESS IS TO WORK. To Turn this into A POLITICAL DISCUSSION ABOUT WHICH TYPE OF INDIVIDUAL, WITH SPECIFIC BELIEFS, OPINIONS, AND A CERTAIN BACKGROUND SHOULD BE NOMINATED AND APPOINTED, MISSES THE POINT COMPLETELY.  The Who and Why don't Matter.

ONLY THE HOW.

The President of United States has the POWER, OR RESPONSIBILITY TO SELECT A NOMINEE, And No One Else, because it is a FUNCTION OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF THE GOVERNMENT.

Once this Done, the PROCESS MOVES ON TO THE SECOND STEP.

THIS STEP, "...Advice and Consent of the Senate,...."  

Is Very Specific, and REFERS TO THE "SENATE" NOT AS A SINGLE INDIVIDUAL, OR A SELECT GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS, BUT AS A "BODY." THIS MEANS NO ONE SENATOR, OR SENATORS, HAS THE POWER TO DISREGARD WHAT ARE CLEARLY WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS, WHICH OBLIGATE THE SENATE TO ACT AS ONE FOR "...ADVICE AND CONSENT..." 

FOR ANY SENATOR(S) TO SAY THAT THEY HAVE THE RIGHT OR POWER, TO PREVENT THE "BODY OF THE SENATE" FROM FULFILLING ITS CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY BY SAYING "WE JUST WON'T MEET TO CONSIDER THE NOMINATION", IS GIVING THEMSELVES A POWER THAT IS NON-EXISTENT, AND IS CLEARLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL.


LOGIC. THE FALLACY OF ANSWERING THE UNASKED QUESTION. #1.



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This could be considered a form of the FALLACY OF MISDIRECTION, BUT IS OFTEN USED TO ATTACK THOSE WHO EXPOSE, OR REVEAL THE WEAKNESSES THAT ARE PRESENT IN THE POSITION TAKEN BY THE INDIVIDUAL WHO IS BEING INTERVIEWED, QUESTIONED, OR DEBATED.

To illustrate this particular FALLACY, let us create an example from Politics:

"Mr. Candidate, your Opponent says that the Economic Policies that are part of your Campaign Platform will lead to Increased Taxation on the Middle Class, while allowing increased Tax Breaks for the Wealthiest 2%. Further, that your opposition to an increase in the Minimum Wage will drive even more Families into Poverty, Due to Recent Changes in the Consumer Price Index. How do you Respond?"


Answer- "It is Well Known that my Opponents Economic Policies are Anti- Business, and will lead to Many Corporations Seeking to move Operations to other Countries. It is this Attitude, that has made Corporate America Very Hesitant to back his Candidacy. We must find more ways to encourage the Private Sector to Invest More Capitol into New and Expanding Technologies."

How about this one from the World of Finance.

"You claim that your Business Model will create great profits for all Investors, but your Critics say that the Bottom Line Depends upon Recruiting New Individuals to Sign Up, so that Their Membership will inject New Money into a Fund to pay off the Older Investors. Is this so?"


Answer-  "When I first started my Company, attracting Initial Investors was Tough, because very few believed in my vision. However, for the Few who were Far-Sighted enough, an Investment of a Few Thousand Dollars has paid off more than Ten Fold. Don't Talk to my Critics, listen to Those who were here on the ground floor."

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You can see the following:

While the Question is Direct, and asks for Specific Information,
the Answer Often:

-  HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING THAT WAS ASKED.

-  IS MEANINGLESS, BECAUSE IT IGNORES THE SUBJECT
MATTER CONTAINED IN THE QUESTION. 

-  IS VAGUE, AND BASICALLY AN OPINION THAT RELIES ON 
SUBJECTIVE ASSERTIONS THAT AVOID ANY SPECIFIC DETAILS.

-  APPEALS TO THE IRRATIONAL AND SELF- SERVING MEMBERS
OF THE AUDIENCE, WHO COULD CARE LESS ABOUT TRUTH, OR 
ACCURACY, BUT ARE LOOKING FOR EXCUSES TO JUSTIFY THEIR
SUPPORT FOR THE PERSON ANSWERING THE QUESTION.






LOGIC. THE NEED TO EDUCATE, AND MAKE IT THE ENEMY OF IRRATIONAL, SELF-CENTERED, AND PSEUDO-SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. PT 4.

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...THE VAGUE/UNDEFINED MESSAGE.

Is a Foundation for many BASELESS, UNPROVEN, IRRATIONAL, DECEPTIVE AND ULTIMATELY DESTRUCTIVE LINES OF THOUGHT. THE FACT IT IS STILL USED SO EFFECTIVELY SAYS A GREAT ABOUT THE LACK OF EDUCATION IN THE DISCIPLINE OF LOGIC, THAT STILL UNDERMINES THE INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESS THAT SOCIETY NEEDS FOR ITS MEMBERS TO MAKE TRULY INFORMED AND WELL THOUGHT OUT DECISIONS, ABOUT HOW BEST TO IMPROVE THE POLITICAL SYSTEM.

HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES:

"WE MUST BE A NATION THAT STANDS UP TO OUR ENEMIES."

"RESTRICTING RELIGIOUS BELIEFS WILL DESTROY THIS COUNTRY."

"FREE SPEECH MUST NEVER BE DENIED TO ANYONE, OR WE WILL
FIND OURSELVES LIVING UNDER A TOTALITARIAN GOVERNMENT."

Do some of These Sound Familiar?  Look at Them Carefully, what can you Conclude, or Even Reasonably Infer from anything Contained within the Words? 

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.



UNLIKE THE:
THE UNSUPPORTED CONCLUSION/BASELESS ASSERTION.
(WHERE CATEGORIES LIKE THE ECONOMY, FOREIGN POLICY, THE 
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM etc, ARE REFERENCED, OFTEN INACCURATELY 
AND WITH NO SPECIFIC INFORMATION...


THE VAGUE/UNDEFINED MESSAGE.
THERE ARE NO PARTICULAR AREAS OF GOVERNMENT, SOCIETY, OR 
THE POLITICAL SYSTEM THAT ARE MENTIONED AT ALL.

THERE IS NO REFERENCE, IN ANY WAY, TO A SPECIFIC CATEGORY OR AREA THAT MIGHT AID OTHERS IN RESEARCHING FOR ANY FACTUAL DATA THAT WOULD SUPPORT SUCH GENERIC STATEMENTS.

THE SECRET OF THE SUCCESS FOUND WHEN POLITICIANS USE THE 
THE VAGUE/UNDEFINED MESSAGE, IS THAT THE LACK OF CONTEXT 
LEAVES OPEN POSSIBLE IMPLICATIONS THAT ARE ONLY RESTRICTED 
BY THE LEVEL OF IMAGINATION, PARANOIA,OR PERSONAL PREJUDICES
THAT EXIST INSIDE THE MIND OF THE LISTENER.

LOGIC. THE NEED TO EDUCATE, AND MAKE IT THE ENEMY OF IRRATIONAL, SELF-CENTERED, AND PSEUDO-SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT. PT 3.


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THE UNSUPPORTED CONCLUSION/BASELESS ASSERTION.

ANY STATEMENT, PHRASE,OR DECLARATION THAT IMPLIES
AN ETHICAL\MORAL, LEGAL, SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC JUDGMENT
THAT HAS NO  PROPER FOUNDATION THAT CAN WITHSTAND 
COMPREHENSIVE RATIONAL OR CRITICAL ANALYSIS.

LET US LOOK AT A FEW EXAMPLES:

"THE ECONOMY IS IN TROUBLE, WE NEED TO GO IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION."

"WE ARE WEAK AS A NATION, OUR FOREIGN POLICY DOESN'T SCARE 
OUR ENEMIES."

"IF WE HAVE GUN CONTROL, ONLY THE CRIMINALS WILL HAVE THEM."


AS YOU SEE WITH THE ABOVE EXAMPLES, THEY ARE SIMPLISTIC PHRASES THAT USUALLY LACK;

-  SPECIFIC STATISTICS, AND/OR COMPARISONS WITH PAST DATA.

-  CONTEXT, OR JUSTIFICATION FOR THEIR USAGE IN SOME INSTANCES,
   AND NOT IN OTHERS.

-  AN EXPLANATION FOR THE USAGE OF INFLAMMATORY WORDS THAT CAN BE DEFINED AND USED SO AMBIGUOUSLY THAT THEY HAVE NO INTELLECTUAL VALUE, AND DO NOTHING TO EXPLAIN OR DEFINE ANY OPINION OR POINT OF FACT THAT THE SPEAKER IS TRYING TO MAKE. 

 WORDS SUCH AS- "WEAK", "SCARE", "TROUBLE", "WELFARE", 
 "CONTROL"  "DANGER", "ENEMY", "VICTIM", AND ON AND ON...   

IF YOU ARE A POLITICIAN WITH NO REAL CONCEPTION, OR DESIRE, TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THE ELECTORATE AS A WHOLE, YOU TURN TO TIME WORN PHRASES LIKE THESE. SO WHY DO THEY WORK?

WE'LL GET INTO THAT IN THE FUTURE, BUT REMEMBER THE SALESMANS
MAXIM:  

         "IT'S NOT THE DEAL THE CUSTOMERS IS GETTING THAT IS                         
          IMPORTANT, IT IS THE DEAL THEY THINK THEY ARE GETTING."

         JUST SUBSTITUTE "CANDIDATE" FOR "DEAL", AND "VOTER" FOR
         "CUSTOMER."


HMMMM... THE TRUE SECRET TO GETTING ELECTED?


Sunday, February 19, 2017

AUDIO/VIDEO POST #1. SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN, THE REPUBLICANS, AND CIVIL RIGHTS.

#1.- SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN, THE REPUBLICANS, AND CIVIL RIGHTS.
                       
 https://www.facebook.com/senatorelizabethwarren/videos/72433779439538

AUDIO/VIDEO POST #4. THE HATE CHRONICLES. THE KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE MINDSET, MOTIVATIONS, AND GOALS OF THE FAR RIGHT FANATIC. #1. (AUDIO ONLY).


WORTHWHILE OR WORTHLESS- A CONSUMER GUIDE TO AVOIDING SCAMS AND SCOUNDRELS. GOING ON A DIET? YOU CAN LOSE MORE THAN JUST WEIGHT. PT 8.

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AN IMPLIED DECEPTION IN THIS CASE, REFERS TO MODELS ON THE SCREEN, AND IN PICTURES, THAT MAY NOT BE CONSUMERS OF THE PRODUCT BEING ADVERTISED.

What do I mean?  The next time you see any kind of Fitness Commercial or Photo Layout, pay attention to the number of Individuals that appear.  In fact, just Concentrate on the Number that are actually seen using the Product.

Next, what PERCENTAGE OF THESE INDIVIDUALS, ACTUALLY GIVES TESTIMONY ABOUT THE RESULTS THEY ACHIEVED WITH REGULAR AND PROPER USE OF THE PRODUCT.

THEN COUNT THE NUMBER OF THOSE WHO SAY ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IF IT IS A T.V. COMMERCIAL, OR WHO ARE NOT QUOTED IF THE ADVERTISEMENT IS IN PRINT.

Notice the Difference?  The Number of those who Reference Product Use, can be a Minority. However, even then, the point is not in the Numbers Alone.  IT IS THE FACT THAT SOME OF THE MODELS HAVE NEVER USED, TO ANY REAL EXTENT, THE PRODUCT BEING SOLD.  SO, TO HAVE THEM GIVE TESTIMONY ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF USING THE PRODUCT WOULD BE FRAUD.

Instead, they are put beside actually Consumers, to help sell the Product.  Yet, there is never any Differentiation between the Two, in any part of the Text.  Since they never give any type of ENDORSEMENT, IT IS NOT ILLEGAL.

However, the Prospective CLIENT, BUYER, OR USER does not realize this.  If one or more of the Models is using the Product, and saying how great it is, the ASSUMPTION IS THAT THEY ALL HAVE USED AND BENEFITED FROM IT.

That is the IMPLIED DECEPTION.  BEING SEEN AND NOT HEARD...

...AND IT WORKS.

LOGIC. WHY SHOULD WE STUDY LOGIC? PT 3. SEEING PEOPLE AND THINGS AS THEY REALLY ARE.

Development, Process, Pear, Think, Idea
















RELIGIOUS/SPIRITUAL FAITH.
MIRACULOUS EVENTS.
SUPERNATURAL BEINGS.
RELIGIOUS TEXTS ETC.

Are not considered to be Included in the Realm of THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, (WHICH BY NECESSITY, INCLUDES THE RULES OF LOGIC), BECAUSE THE BELIEF IN THEIR TRUTH OR REALITY DOES NOT REQUIRE EVIDENCE, OR ANY KIND OF JUSTIFICATION THROUGH INTELLECTUAL INQUIRY.

If One Reads the CHRISTIAN BIBLE, THE TORAH, THE KORAN etc,, the Interpretation or Meaning is left to those who study the CONTENTS, IN THE CONTEXT OF HOW IT SHOULD BE APPLIED TO THEIR PARTICULAR FAITH.  SCIENCE, AND THE RULES OF LOGIC, DO NOT COME INTO THE DISCUSSION BECAUSE FAITH ALLOWS FOR CONTRADICTIONS, MIRACULOUS EVENTS, DIVINE INTERVENTION, AND OTHER CLAIMS, WHICH BY DEFINITION, DO NOT REQUIRE PROOF TO THOSE WHO ACCEPT THEIR REALITY.

IN OTHER WORDS:  IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ARGUE THAT SOMETHING EXISTS OR DOESN'T EXIST, OR , AN EVENT OCCURRED OR DIDN'T OCCUR, IF THE BELIEVER WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY EXPLANATION, PROOF, OR CONCLUSION THAT CONTRADICTS THEIR FAITH.  THAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE:

THE NATURAL WORLD-  WHERE REALITY CAN BE EXAMINED, TESTED, STUDIED AND UNDERSTOOD BY THE HUMAN MIND.

THE SUPERNATURAL WORLD-  A HYPOTHETICAL REALM THAT EXISTS APART FROM THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE, AND IS NOT BOUND BY ITS LAWS.

THERE IS NO INHERENT PROBLEM IN BELIEVING THAT EACH CAN EXIST, IF YOU THEM SET APART, AND UNDERSTAND THAT THEY CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD PROPERLY, BY ATTEMPTING TO MEASURE THE EXISTENCE OF EACH BY PROPERTIES THAT CANNOT, BY DEFINITION, BE FOUND IN BOTH.

THE TRUE ENEMIES OF RELIGION AND SCIENCE, ARE THOSE WHO TRY TO FORCE THEIR "FAITH" ON OTHERS, BY CLAIMING THAT THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD "PROVES" THEIR BELIEF SYSTEM.

HOWEVER, IT WON'T WORK.  YOU CAN'T BEND, CHANGE, OR ALTER PHYSICAL LAWS TO ADAPT TO YOUR DESIRED CONCLUSION.  YOU MAKE YOURSELF SOUND DESPERATE, AND DESTROY THE VERY OF ESSENCE AND FOUNDATION OF "RELIGIOUS FAITH".


Saturday, February 18, 2017

WHAT A SHAME- A look at the low points in the modern media. HUMILIATION TELEVISION; IT DOESN'T GET ANY LOWER THAN THIS. PT 12.


Blood, Gladiators, Rome, Roman

"BREAD AND CIRCUSES", is a Phrase used to Describe the Degeneration of Society, where the Pursuit of Intellectual Ideals and Civil Discourse disappears, Replaced by the Pursuit of Mindless Pleasure, and the Basic Needs required for Survival being met to the Individuals Satisfaction. 

The Classic Example is the Fall of the Roman Empire.  After Extending its Borders to Encompass much of the Known World, Emperors began holding to Power by providing Extravagant Entertainment to Citizens of the Empire, and meeting the Basic Survival Needs of Food and Shelter.

Politicians came to Realize that the Average Roman Citizen cared little for anything else but a Full Stomach, and Having Their Desire for Excitement, Depravity, and Blood Lust met on a regular Basis.  Control the Mob with "BREAD AND CIRCUSES", and they will forever Sing your Praises.  It is considered one of the Reasons why such Inhuman Monsters like Tiberius, Caligula and Nero were able to Rule for any Length of Time.

Now, I am not saying we are heading into such a Situation in the U.S., and that very soon Modern Day Gladiators, Charioteers, and Condemned Criminals will once again be put on Display to Satisfy the Baser Desires of the Public at Large.

However, there are some Valid Comparisons Between Society Today, and the Roman Empire of Two- Thousand Years ago.  It is not the Type of Entertainment we should be looking at, but what is given up Morally, Intellectually, and Politically if we choose to make Humiliation, Depravity, Irrational Conduct, and the Total Disregard for Consequences a LIFESTYLE CHOICE THAT IS ADMIRED AND REWARDED FINANCIALLY, CIVILLY, AND POLITICALLY.  TODAY, WE MAY CALL SUCH THINGS EXAMPLES OF;  REALITY TELEVISION, TALK SHOWS, COURTROOM DRAMAS, POLITICAL ROUND TABLES, AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION GEARED TO MASS ENTERTAINMENT.

What is even more Absurd, is the PSEUDO- INTELLECTUALS WHO HOST MANY OF THESE PROGRAMS, WHO TRY TO HIDE THE TRUE MOTIVATIONS FOR PRODUCING SUCH MATERIAL, WITH A PRETENSE OF CARING, HEALING, AND PROTECTING THE "VICTIMS."
LOOK FOR PART 13.

Fiction- Stories, Myths and Legends. THE LEGEND OF THE VANISHING LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS. PT 4.


Lighthouse, Night, Light, Tower, Mood


The Launch made its way slowly towards the east-side landing on Eilean Mor.  Aboard the small craft were Keeper Joseph Moore, Second Mate MacDonald and Seaman Jones, both members of the crew of the Hesperus.

Captain Harvie watched the progress of the launch from the bow of his ship.  He had deep misgivings about the situation that was unfolding, and possibly putting his ship and crew at risk.

However, he had no choice.  The Light on Eilean Mor had been out for days and needed to be activated as soon as possible.  Naturally, the real mystery was not that the Light was out, but that there seemed to be no one on Eilean Mor present to tend the Beacon.  His directions to the landing party were precise;  Check the Lighthouse and the Living Quarters for any sign of the missing men.  If they could not be located, the shore party was to return immediately to the Hesperus.  There was to be no comprehensive search until after the Light was functioning again.

"Mr MacDonald," Jones began, "Is it true what they say, that they have all gone missing?"

The Second Mate sighed,  and turned to the man who was next to him at the stern of the Launch.  ''Lad," he replied, " You know just as much as I do.  The Captain and Moore..." (He Gestured with his head to the man sitting at the Bow of the Launch), "...are pretty tight lipped about this whole thing.  But I say this, the Captain is worried about what we may find, or maybe, what we do not find."
End of PT 4.