DAVID FREEDMAN ~ WRONG ~ 2010

~ AE-R-C-A-S-CAPARITRWGTA ~ An Expert’s – Reputation – Credentials – And – Style – Can All Play A Role In The Reception We Give The Advice

~ WLATSS-WLFT-ABC-E-ES-GFIAD ~ We Love Advice That Seems Simple – We Look For The – ABCs – Essentials – Executive Summaries – Guides For Idiots And Dummies

~ CWSTLFIEA:CC/DF/U/U/P/DC/S/N/RF ~ Characteristics We Seem To Look For In Expert Advice: Clear-Cut / Doubt-Free / Universal / Upbeat / Actionable / Palatable / Dramatic Claims / Stories / Numbers / Retroactive Fixes

~ WHTBCCLIACW-SWWWEATAIQTBS? ~ We Happen To Be Complex Creatures Living In A Complex World – So Why Would We Expect Answers To Any Interesting Questions To Be Simple?

~ TGEO-G/TW/C/C-ILAM ~ The General Effectiveness Of – Groups / Team-Work / Collaboration / Consensus – Is Largely A Myth

~ C-FFBRW-TOTBALAGADASTPADOEWAHI-ATTBSOTWWTTT ~ Crowds – Far From Being Reliably Wise – Turn Out To Be At Least As Good At Discouraging And Suppressing The Production And Dissemination Of Excellent Work As Highlighting It – And Tend To Bring Some Of The Worst Work To The Top

~ TEOTGIET-A/LI-WPTROWEOAITI ~ The Effect Of The Group Is Essentially To – Amplify / Lock In – Whatever Proclivity Toward Rightness Or Wrongness Exists On Average In The Individuals

~ PIGTSNTTAHAIWOTO ~ People In Groups Tend Simply Not To Try As Hard As Individuals Working On Their Own

~ PIGSMOTTLTO-RTTOTO-NARITGADP-B-IG-TNTITT-OT-OD-OP-G-ISWETIIESMA ~ People In Groups Spend Most Of Their Time Listening To Others – Rather Than Thinking On Their Own – Not All Research Indicates That Groups Always Degrade Performance – But – In General – The Notion That Individuals Tend To – OutThink – OutDecide – OutPerform – Groups – Is So Well Established That It Isn’t Even Studied Much Anymore

~ OAMOIF-EHCCP-ARTVOTGAI ~ Once A Majority Opinion Is Formed – Even Highly Competent, Confident People – Are Reluctant To Voice Opinions That Go Against It

~ MF:S/P/FE/O-S-F-A/ITWTZ/NBNR ~ Management Fads: Simple / Prescriptive / Falsely Encouraging / One-Size-Fits-All / In Tune With The Zeitgeist / Novel But Not Radical

~ ANOCHUACIHIRBIRMAB-TLOOTHGF-BEHTG-IALO ~ Any Number Of Companies Held Up As Corporate Idols – Have In Retrospect Been Iffy Role Models At Best – The List Of Organizations That Have Gone From – Business-Expert Hero To Goat – Is A Long One

~ TCOLTEA:S/U/D/SBOASS(OMSOLCO)/IG/PBPOOTSTBFIA/GTPAFOOAPRFOC ~ Typical Characteristics Of Less Trustworthy Expert Advice: Simplistic / Universal / Definitive / Supported By Only A Single Study (Or Many Small Or Less Careful Ones) / It’s Groundbreaking / Pushed By People Or Organizations That Stand To Benefit From Its Acceptance / Geared Toward Preventing A Future Occurrence Of A Prominent Recent Failure Or Crisis

~ SCOMTEA:DTTOA/IANF/HOQS/CARE/PSCFTR/PP/I-C-B-C ~ Some Characteristics Of More Trustworthy Expert Advice: Doesn’t Trip The Other Alarms / It’ A Negative Finding / Heavy On Qualifying Statements / Candid About Refutational Evidence / Provides Some Context For The Research / Provides Perspective / Includes – Candid – Blunt – Comments

DAVID EDWARD + DAVID CROMWELL ~ NEWSPEAK IN THE 21ST CENTURY ~ 2009

~ AAU-U-OM-ABCC-PD-OIRRAC-FTS-CR-TTTP ~ All Around Us – Unseen – Our Media – Are Being Continuously Cleansed – Pore-Deep – Of Important Rational Reporting And Commentary – For The Simple – Crude Reason – That They Threaten Profits

~ NIAPOTP-MATOOVATLOCV ~ News Is A Procession Of The Powerful – Marvel At The Orthodoxy Of Views And The Lack Of Critical Voices

~ WTCCH-WWGASOBSAEHFM-TEASWSBD-B-TWTPWHCTP ~ When The Credit Crunch Hit – We Were Given A Succession Of Bankers, Stockbrokers And Even Hedge-Fund Managers – To Explain And Say What Should Be Done – But – These Were The People Who Had Caused The Problem

~ TAPFVMTP-TTRWTASMPPIB-TRHTTBOTDW ~ There Are Precious Few Voices Making The Point – That The Reason Why There Are So Many Poor People Is Because – The Rich Have Taken The Bulk Of The Disposable Wealth

~ WDCB-S-P-O-I-LAIAAO ~ Where Dissidents Cannot Be – Sacked – Patronised – Or – Ignored – Legal Action Is Always An Option

~ AKFDTPSITHCFSD ~ A Key Force Driving The Propaganda System Is The Human Capacity For Self-Deception

~ MJCBETASACHNATTACTTNOP ~ Many Journalist Clearly Believe Everything They Are Saying And Clearly Have No Awareness That They Are Conforming To The Needs Of Power

~ TDTI-MPAM-HAACTM-J-‘TI’ -SUAR-WCOITO ~ The Disturbing Truth Is – Mainstream Politics And Media – Have An Astonishing Capacity To Make – Just – ‘This’ – Issue Seem Urgent And Real – While Consigning Other Issues To Oblivion

~ TTFAPJITB-‘R’-TM-TATPODSBPI-ATITHCOHOHA ~ The Temptation For A Professional Journalist Is To Be – ‘relevant’ – To Matter – To Accept The Parameters Of Debate Set By Powerful Interests – And To Ignore The Human Costs Of His Or Her Actions

~ WBOVORAKFOU-‘S’-WWTPFCFAI-TMASIFOSOIAS-TLLWATAECI ~ We Build Our Version Of Reality Around Key Frameworks Of Understanding – ‘Schemas’ – Which We Then Protect From Conflicting Facts And Ideas – The More Important A Schema Is For Our Sense Of Identity And Security – The Less Likely We Are To Accept Evidence Contradicting It

~ CTDEVTTMPUWAMOLHROTW ~ Challenge The Deeply Entrenched View That The Media Present Us With A More Or Less Honest Revision Of The World

~ TPPOTMIAWAWP-AAPOHS ~ The Propaganda Performance Of The Media Is A Weird And Wonderful Phenomenon – An Astonishing Product Of Human Society

~ TTABETOOC-WFOTCOO-ITGMOB ~ To Turn A Blind Eye To Our Own Crimes – While Focusing On The Crimes Of Others – Is To Guarantee More Of Both

~ TTOPITAPFLAMTS ~ The Task Of Propaganda Is To Apply Power-Friendly Labels And Make Them Stick

~ A-‘C’-IRTSCAITTBLC-ASWFNCATIOTPMOFOS-TINCATCDO-CEPPAFP ~ All – ‘Conversation’ – Is Required To Step Carefully Around Issues Threatening The Bottom Line Concern – And So We Find No Conversation About The Impact Of The Profit Motive On Freedom Of Speech – There Is No Conversation About The Corporate Domination Of – Culture, Economics, Party Politics And Foreign Policy

~ WCHTBRSODAAR ~ We Cannot Hope To Base Real Solutions On Dishonest Analysis And Reporting

~ CJRTWFOFTRCODDJ-SSB ~ Compassionate Journalism Requires That We Free Ourselves From The Root Cause Of Dishonest, Destructive Journalism – Self-Serving Bias

~ AROCATOMABATO ~ A Rule Of Conduct Applied To Others Must Also Be Applied To Ourselves

~ WCRTGIOHH-TSCTUAFHICM ~ We Can Realise The Great Irony Of Human Happiness – That Self-Centredness Takes Us Away From Happiness Into Claustrophobic Misery

~ GCDNAOOGOS-IAOOA-S-OOTA-TEIAPP-A-CFOITPTGGAH ~ Greater Compassion Does Not Arise Out Of Guilt Or Shame – It Arises Out Of Awareness – Specifically – Out Of The Awareness – That Egotism Is A Painful Prison – And – Concern For Others Is The Path To Genuine Freedom And Happiness

~ IINETAIWPA-IWATOM-WMAOH ~ It Is Not Enough To Address Ignorance With Political Argument – If We Are To Open Minds – We Must Also Open Hearts

~ GAHMSAC-BTWITTDNDS-TDNLTGH ~ Greed And Hatred May Seem All-Conquering – But Their Weakness Is That They Do Not Deliver Solutions – They Do Not Lead To Genuine Happiness

NEIL COLE ~ ORGANIC LEADERSHIP ~ 2009

~ TFOLI-TP-ML-N-MF ~ The Function Of Leadership Is – To Produce – More Leaders – Not – More Followers

~ ECOWOVT-YMHRBAAS-B-YANAEUYHTI ~ Experience Changes Our Way Of Viewing Things – You May Have Read Books About A Subject – But – You Are Not An Expert Until You Have Tasted It

~ ICL-WMLF-C-N-DI-PS-O-MS ~ In Choosing Leaders – We Must Look For – Character – Not – Doctrinal Integrity – Preaching Style – Or – Managerial Skills

~ MAIHTGBETL-YCSALGI-ALIIAFMOW ~ Moral Authority Is Hard To Gain But Easy To Lose – You Can Spend A Lifetime Getting It – And Lose It In A Few Moments Of Weakness

~ OFSTHLATIIAHNMTL-LDIALP ~ Only Fools Say They Have Learned All That Is Important And Have Nothing More To Learn – Leadership Development Is A Lifelong Process

~ TOUWAL-HATTOOWAUTVOSLTOW ~ Those Of Us Who Are Leaders – Have A Tendency To Overestimate Our Words And Underestimate The Value Of Simply Listening To Others’ Words

~ It Is Not Uncommon – Someone – Who Listens Very Little – And – Talks Way Too Much ~ IINU-S-WLVL-A-TWTM

~ TL:PWLM-TSM:NORL ~ Talk Less: People Would Listen More – Talk So Much: No One Really Listens

~ TFSNTBAGLOLITATALTP-TINAEFL-BTTTBPWA ~ The First Skill Needed To Be A Good Leader Of Leaders Is The Ability To Actually Listen To People – This Is Not As Easy For Leaders – Because They Tend To Be People With Answers

~ LAAGQ-ATISFL-BTCDOTELLIL ~ Listening And Asking Good Questions – Are Two Important Skills For Leaders – Because They Can Draw Out The Emerging Leader’s Learning In Life

~ WWHSTUS-TGOSFIOUACEBF-DSOIAMDLOL-A-INEF ~ When We Hear Someone Tell Us Something – It Goes Only So Far In Our Understanding And Can Easily Be Forgotten – Discovering Something Ourselves Is A Much Deeper Level Of Learning – And – Is Not Easily Forgotten

MARIE-MONIQUE ROBIN ~ OUR DAILY POISON ~ 2014

~ PAP ~ Pesticides Are Poisons

~ S&I:MD ~ Science And Industry: Manufacturing Doubt

~ DOW ~ Diseases of Workers

~ “CSC” ~ “Chimney Sweep Cancer”

~ DCBP ~ Driven Crazy By Poison

~ ESTITTHOWGAA-ICD-OANPOI ~ Everything Seems To Indicate That The Horrors Observed Were Generally Accepted As – Inevitable Collateral Damage – Of A Necessary Process Of Industrialization

~ IATRSARWI-IIB-IBSHTCAMROTTOIP-WWAMWO-ATSWTMTIKITNOTDOPH ~ If All These Researchers’ Studies And Recommendations Were Ignored – It Is Because – Industry Began Strategizing How To Control And Manipulate Research On The Toxicity Of Its Products – While Waging A Merciless War On – All The Scientists Wishing To Maintain Their Independence In The Name Of The Defense Of Public Health

~ ILDTL ~ Industry Lays Down The Law

~ LSITNOS ~ Leaden Silence In The Name Of Science

~ TPUOPP:‘TDMTP’ ~ The Perverse Use Of Paracelsus’s Principle: “The Dose Makes The Poison”

~ TFFAPOT-SC-WNBUTTMTSC-B-OTC-TJIC-TTPSA ~ The Findings From Autopsies Performed On The – Small Cadavers – Would Not Be Used To Take Measures To Stop Contamination – But – On The Contrary – To Justify Its Continuation – Thanks To Pseudo-Scientific Arguments

~ ‘ADI’-TAAHBCSIDWBI-TCAF-P-ITGS-WTOTBW-BWTAFVBERAITW ~ “Acceptable Daily Intake” – The Amount A Human Being Can Supposedly Ingest Daily Without Becoming Ill – These Completely Arbitrary Figures – Produced – In The Greatest Secrecy – Would Turn Out To Be Wrong – But Were Taken At Face Value By Every Regulatory Agency In The World

~ ‘DIOP’ ~ “Doubt Is Our Product”

~ MOS ~ Mercenaries Of Science

~ ‘PS’ ~ “Prostituted Science”

~ IM ~ Industry Mercenaries

~ OACOI ~ Outcry About Conflicts Of Interest

~ IHOA ~ Industry’s Hold On Academia

~ IDT ~ Industry’s Double Talk

~ AEOCD ~ An Epidemic Of Chronic Diseases

~ IIETSC ~ Industry Involvement Embarrasses The Scientific Community

~ RAIBAC ~ Regulation At Industry’s Beck And Call

~ TCSMB-‘ADI’ ~ The Colossal Scientific Masquerade Behind – “Acceptable Daily Intakes”

~ T-‘POEE’-INBOASD-R-ISFAPD ~ The – “Principle Of Essential Equivalence” – Is Not Based On Any Scientific Data – Rather – It Stems From A Political Decision

~ FS ~ Falsified Studies

~ ‘NOAEL’ ~ “No-Observed Adverse Effect Level”

~ ‘IWDBT-B-M-ABOGSAAT ~ “It Was Decided By The – BOGSAT – Method – A Bunch Of Guys Sitting Around A Table”

~ TDFO-‘RS’ ~ The Driving Force Of – “Risk Society”

~ ‘MRL’ ~ “Maximum Residue Limits”

~ III-‘C’ ~ Industry Information Is – “Confidential”

~ SS ~ Sloppy Studies

~ TSSOED ~ The Shocking Scandal Of Endocrine Disruptors

~ PCBAE ~ PCBs Are Everywhere

~ THWD ~ The Historic Wingspread Declaration

~ ‘WGT,AOATRWTDOP-ATWPTBI-TGWTCD’ ~ “We Gave Them Money And Information And Their Role Was To Defend Our Position – All The While Pretending To Be Independent – The Goal Was To Create Doubt”

~ OTSHPTF-ITTS ~ Once The Substance Has Penetrated The Fetus – It’s There To Stay

~ ADI-BO-‘EHTDFTSC’ ~ ADI: Based On – “Erroneous Hypotheses That Date From The Sixteenth Century”

~ TCE ~ The Cocktail Effect

~ T-‘CBB’ ~ The – “Chemical Body Burden”

~ APCITUC ~ A Pesticide Cocktail In The Umbilical Cord

~ ‘ALM’ ~ “Acceptable Level Magicians”

~ TPP:TNDOREP ~ The Precautionary Principle: The Necessary Democratization Of Risk Evaluation Processes

~ ‘STPO-VCWR-CDNHR-PD’ ~ Stop The Practice Of – Vesting Chemicals With Rights – Chemicals Do Not Have Rights – People Do”

JAMES HUGHES ~ WHY WE CAN’T AFFORD POVERTY ~ 2011

~ TCFPN-SWDPML ~ The Case For Paying Now – So We Don’t Pay More Later

~ TDASOSP ~ The Dollars And Sense Of Solving Poverty

~ WAFE-OSOCFIAFIN-AAEOTLRAEK-N-FPOEI ~ With A Few Exceptions – Our Systems Of Care For Individuals And Families In Need – Are Almost Exclusively Of The Last Resort And Emergency Kind – Not – For Prevention Or Early Intervention

~ WAKIOHTTSAITPN-WKITAUOPIDWAPOC-PCPFAITFP-OALTMEMOTP ~ We All Know In Our Hearts That The Smarter Approach Is To Pay Now – We Know Intuitively That An Ounce Of Prevention Is Definitely Worth A Pound Of Cure – Preventing Costly Problems From Arising In The First Place – Or At Least The Most Expensive Manifestations Of The Problem

~ TGBORAE-STITRPBE ~ The Growing Body Of Research And Experience – Shows That Investing To Reduce Poverty Benefits Everyone

~ TECOPANO-TDCOP-IF-TATOC-IC-HUOEWPCRE-A-SC-LOPCTSATSTPASIPOE ~ The Economic Costs Of Poverty Are Not Only – The Direct Costs Of Poverty – In Fact – There Are Two Other Categories – Indirect Costs – High Use Of Emergency Wards, Police, Courts, Remedial Education – And – Societal Costs – Loss Of Potential Contribution To Society And The Strain That Poverty And Steep Inequalities Place On Everyone

ALAN WHITEHORN ~ BASED ON WORK BY GREGORY STANTON ~ THE STEPS AND STAGES OF GENOCIDE

~ C-USDSTIVAOWEC ~ Classification ~ Using Simplistic, Dualistic Stereotypes That Ignore Variations And Overlaps Within Each Category

~ S-CSFDTJ ~ Symbolization ~ Classification Slips From Describing To Judging

~ D-TVGIPAFOTMCAPANB-TSFSA-A-EDABLTFH ~ Dehumanization ~ The Victim Group Is Portrayed As Falling Outside The Main Community And Perceived As Not Belonging – Then Scapegoated For Society’s Ills – And – Eventually Described As Being Less Than Fully Human

~ O-MBOMOVG-ASCBAOTVDPFA ~ Organization ~ Mobilization Begins Of Militia Or Vigilante Groups And State Censorship Blocks Accounts Of The Victims’ Desperate Pleas For Assistance

~ PAIE-TASFAMLI-STVGOICR-SOOPPTMRTVGAD ~ Polarization And Increased Inequality ~ The Authoritarian State Formalizes And Magnifies Legal Inequalities – Stripping The Victim Group Of Its Citizenship Rights – Social Organizations Or Political Parties That Might Represent The Vulnerable Group Are Disbanded

~ P-TIVNTBI-OFTWIS-L-SFTP-A-D-DLADUWNOPRLATT ~ Preparation ~ The Intended Victims Need To Be Identified – Often Forced To Wear Identifying Symbols – Located – Separated From The Public – And – Disarmed – Death Lists Are Drawn Up With Names Of Potential Resistance Leaders At The Top

~ E-TKMBDBFNFADCORHFSMGOWTABGWTV-BMO-TKIBFVGMOPSEU-FBTPATA ~ Extermination ~ The Killing May Be Done By Former Neighbours From A Different Clan Or Religion Hoping For Some Material Gain Or Wishing To Avoid Being Grouped With The Victims – But More Often – The Killing Is By Fanatical Vigilante Groups, Militias Or Paramilitary Special Extermination Units – Facilitated By The Police And The Army

~ D-TCDAMIOTEOSPAEASOSAC-TVTABFCTTTOTWBT ~ Denial ~ The Conspirators Deny Any Malevolent Intent Or The Existence Of Secret Plans And Employ A Screen Of Secrecy And Censorship – The Victims Themselves Are Blamed For Causing The Terrible Times Or Triggering What Befell Them

DAVID HOROWITZ ~ THE ART OF POLITICAL WAR AND OTHER RADICAL PURSUITS

~ PIWCBOM ~ Politics Is War Conducted By Other Means

~ IPWYDNFJTPIAA-BTDTEFA ~ In Political Warfare You Do Not Fight Just To Prevail In An Argument – But To Destroy The Enemy’s Fighting Ability

~ YHOTSTMYP ~ You Have Only Thirty Seconds To Make Your Point

~ PIAWOP-YTITDYATFOALACAPCWYP-WDYOATEWYC-CTTTMTFAEFYAP ~ Politics Is A War Of Position – Your Task Is To Define Yourself As The Friend Of As Large A Constituency As Possible Compatible With Your Principles – While Defining Your Opponent As The Enemy Whenever You Can – Choose The Terrain That Makes The Fight As Easy For You As Possible

~ IPW-TAUP-AIABPIAWOP-WIDBITS ~ In Political Warfare – The Aggressor Usually Prevails – Aggression Is Advantageous Because Politics Is A War Of Position – Which Is Defined By Images That Stick

~ BSF-YCDTIAWAYA-DTOITDMIAPW ~ By Striking First – You Can Define The Issues As Well As Your Adversary – Defining The Opposition Is The Decisive Move In All Political War

~ TWPPWHBTF-TWIFBE-OTT-HITBC ~ Position Is Defined By Fear And Hope – Those Who Provide People With Hope Become Their Friends – Those Who Inspire Fear Become Enemies – Of The Two – Hope Is The Better Choice

~ TWOPASEFAH-TMISITC ~ The Weapons Of Politics Are Symbols Evoking Fear And Hope – The Most Important Symbol Is The Candidate

~ PWNCAWYHTS-UTBYCAT-TAOPIPP-WDNKY-AWWNKY ~ People Will Not Care About What You Have To Say – Unless They Believe You Care About Them

~ TAOPIPP-WWNKYETSASB-TYCAT ~ The Art Of Politics Is Persuading People – Who Will Never Know You Except Through Symbols And Sound Bites – That You Care About Them

~ VLOTSOTP-YMDYIWTPU-YMGPHIYV-AMTFTVOYO ~ Victory Lies On The Side Of The People – You Must Define Yourself In Ways That People Understand – You Must Give People Hope In Your Victory – And Make Them Fear The Victory Of Your Opponent

~ OOTPSOHMIATTEIAOUTTFGWWAGATFTAWWH ~ One Of The Principal Sources Of Human Misery Is A Tendency That Exists In All Of Us To Take For Granted What We Are Given And To Fail To Appreciate What We Have

~ ALGIHDITPFRTK ~ A Lie Grounded In Human Desire Is Too Powerful For Reason To Kill