20-03-2018

~ MCAOTBDMTS ~ Most Consumers Are Obliged To Be Debtors Merely To Survive ~ Michael Hudson ~ J Is For Junk Economics ~ 2017

~ C-B ~ Color-Blind ~ John Marshall Harlan ~ Plessy Versus Ferguson ~ 1896

~ ON-IOWTOE-TSCBLUT ~ One Notices – If One Will Trust One’s Eyes – The Shadow Cast By Language Upon Truth ~ Wystan Hugh Auden ~ Kairos And Logos

~ TSOPMB-OG-ATOW-FTWPWTRBTHC ~ The Student Of Politics Must Be – On Guard – Against The Old Words – For The Words Persist When The Reality Behind Them Has Changed ~ Aneurin Bevan ~ In Place Of Fear ~ 1952

~ DBTH ~ Don’t Believe The Hype ~ Public Enemy ~ 05-04-1988

~ SITAAWMYBTYNTSAII ~ School Is The Advertising Agency Which Makes You Believe That You Need The Society As It Is ~ Ivan Illich

~ OWS ~ Occupy Wall Street ~ 17-09-2010

~ CAFO ~ Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

~ TLISTBAUEABTSC ~ The Law Isn’t Supposed To Be About Unspoken Excuses And Behind-The-Scenes Calculations ~ David Bohm ~ On Dialogue ~ 1996

~ TPOLAIU ~ The Power Of Learned Associations Is Ubiquitous ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ IWTTPTPTWTATS ~ Institutions Will Try To Preserve The Problem To Which They Are The Solution ~ Clay Shirky ~ Cognitive Surplus ~ 2010

~ OIWI-EITAIDAA-K-IASW ~ Overconfidence Increases With Information – Even If The Additional Information Doesn’t Actually Add – Knowledge – In A Significant Way ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ O2O ~ Online To Offline ~ Andrew Ng

~ COC ~ Clash Of Civilizations ~ Samuel Huntington ~ 1992

~ TUTBACGABT-AB-SBIWB-STBGAG-WANCTSTBTMBVBAM ~ There Used To Be A Certain Glamour About Big Things – Anything Big – Simply Because It Was Big – Seemed To Be Good And Great – We Are Now Coming To See That Big Things May Be Very Bad And Mean ~ Louis Brandeis ~ 1911

~ TTOBEIITOTGHOSI-IBNITPPTAT ~ The Tragedy Of Bad Economic Ideas Is That Once They Grab Hold Of Society’s Imagination – It Becomes Nearly Impossible To Persuade People To Abandon Them ~ Thomas Palley ~ From Financial Crisis To Stagnation ~ 2012

~ TSMTMOTFWUTCHMM-INA-FMA-CS-ATCBDABAOT-ATOCS ~ The Standard Model That Most Of The Finance World Uses To Calculate How Markets Move – Is Not Accurate – Financial Markets Are – Complex Systems – And They Cannot Be Described Accurately By Anything Other Than – A Theory Of Complex Systems ~ Neil Johnson

~ EP-ICS-MT ~ Economic Progress – In Capitalist Society – Means Turmoil ~ Joseph Schumpeter ~ 1942

~ SOTF ~ Survival Of The Fittest ~ Herbert Spencer ~ Principles Of Biology ~ 1864

~ POPW ~ Psychosis Of Permanent War ~ Dwight Macdonald

~ TFOAIETMF ~ The Freedom Of All Is Essential To My Freedom ~ Mikhail Bakunin ~ 1871

~ TMYNA-YF ~ The Moment You Need Adulation – You’re Finished ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable ~ 2016

~ IM ~ Improvisational Millennialism ~ Michael Barkun

~ EECOEATTW ~ Eating Experiences Condition Our Entire Attitude Toward The World ~ Bruno Bettelheim

~ TPORSIAM ~ The Promise Of Reputation Systems Is A Mirage ~ Robert Frank ~ Success And Luck ~ 2016

~ ICB-M-P-S-WAAESBI ~ It Can Be – Money – Power – Status – We Are All Easily Seduced By Idols ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable ~ 2016

~ TIND-WSOD ~ Technology Is Not Destiny – We Shape Our Destiny ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew Mcafee ~ The Second Machine Age ~ 2014

~ ACD ~ A Complete Denial

~ TWOBAIISTTW-W-TO-T ~ The Way Our Brains Act Is Infinitely Sensitive To The Way – We – Their Owners – Think ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ IPDKHITA ~ Ignorant People Don’t Know How Ignorant They Are ~ Steven Sloman + Philip Fernbach ~ The Knowledge Illusion ~ 2017

~ TID ~ Toxic Immersion Dilemma ~ Edward Castronova

~ AASS-TATF-EK-ATTATRO ~ About Almost Any Subject – There Are The Facts – “Everyone Knows” – And Then There Are The Real Ones ~ Ernest Ross

~ THU-WIHOAAO-EABTROOABATI-DATETSAAWI ~ The Human Understanding – When It Has Once Adopted An Opinion – Either As Being The Received Opinion Or As Being Agreeable To Itself – Draws All Things Else To Support And Agree With It ~ Francis Bacon

~ TROTWSIMDAELOS ~ The Result Of This Whole System Is Massive Debt At Every Level Of Society ~ William Bramley

~ TSSMT ~ The Space-Ship Moon Theory

~ FS ~ Flying Saucer ~ John Martin ~ 1878

~ PD ~ Plausible Deniability

~ TSSUTDAINC ~ The Sun Shineth Upon The Dunghill And Is Not Corrupted ~ John Lyly ~ Euphues ~ 1578

~ TINMTTTLOTS ~ There Is Nothing More Theoretical Than The Language Of The Street ~ Paul de Man

~ TATRTS-F-AYTATRTS-FTG ~ Take Away The Right To Say – Fuck – And You Take Away The Right To Say – Fuck The Government ~ Lenny Bruce

~ TQGIOWTMRDMTP ~ The Quiet Gathering Is Often Where The Most Radical Decision Making Takes Place ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One ~ 2009

~ EIAWAG-BIN-P-OAOAO-LIBTGD ~ Education Is All Well And Good – But It Needs – Practice – Over And Over And Over – Lest It Begin To Gather Dust ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ TRU-TOKHTSTS-TCCIOCI-TWMTSAAC ~ Technocrats Rule Us – They Only Know How To Serve The System – They Cannot Critique It Or Challenge It – They Will Maintain The System At All Costs ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable ~ 2016

~ HBAAMCTTTATAF ~ Human Beings Are Always More Complicated Than The Theories About Them Allow For ~ William Bonner + Lila Rajiva ~ Mobs Messiahs And Markets ~ 2007

~ PBND ~ Platitudes But No Data ~ Robert Frank ~ Success And Luck ~ 2016

~ OTMOTD ~ Offending The Memory Of The Dead

~ ISWTPT-TFOLIT-PML-NMF ~ I Start With The Premise That – The Function Of Leadership Is To – Produce More Leaders – Not More Followers ~ Ralph Nader

~ EQ=TRQ ~ Empowering Questions = The Right Questions ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ CREEP ~ Committee To Re-Elect The President ~ 09-09-1971

~ BG ~ Big Government ~ Wendell Willkie ~ 1940

~ BBCB ~ Burdened By Conventional Belief

~ MOK ~ Merchants Of Knowledge ~ Plato ~ Sophist ~ 363 BCE

~ BLM ~ Black Lives Matter ~ Alicia Garza + Patrisse Cullors + Opal Tometi ~ 13-07-2013

~ SCLM ~ So-Called Liberal Media ~ Eric Alterman ~ What Liberal Media ~ 2003

~ FE ~ Free Enterprise ~ Alfred Marshall ~ Principles Of Economics ~ 1890

~ INAC ~ I’m Not A Crook ~ Richard Nixon ~ 17-11-1973

~ WTWWT-BR-I-E-WW ~ We Think We Want Things – But Really – It’s – EXPERIENCES – We Want ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ SPECTRE ~ Special Executive For Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism Revenge And Extortion ~ Ian Fleming ~ Thunderball ~ 1961

~ AWOSSIT-OTBAE-IWIHIOBAB-A-PAKRIOHAWB ~ A Wealth Of Scientific Studies Indicate That – Our Thoughts, Beliefs, And Emotions – Influence What Is Happening In Our Brains And Bodies – And – Play A Key Role In Our Health And Well-Being ~ Mario Beauregard ~ Brain Wars ~ 2012

MARIA KONNIKOVA ~ MASTERMIND – HOW TO THINK LIKE SHERLOCK HOLMES ~ 2013

~ NMMFM-APAWAAI-WWO-WAFTPA ~ Never Mistake Mindlessness For Mindfulness – A Passive Approach With An Active Involvement – When We Observe – We Are Forced To Pay Attention

~ WHTMFPATAA-WHTE-ES-EI-ET ~ We Have To Move From Passive Absorption To Active Awareness – We Have To Engage – Each Sense – Each Input – Each Thought

~ TC-CC-TOKMABU-WMNFTRAROH ~ Times Change – Circumstances Change – That Original Knowledge Base Must Always Be Updated – We Must Never Forget To Revise And Retest Out Hypotheses

~ UAFTP-O-H(I)-T-D-R ~ Understand And Frame The Problem – Observe – Hypothesize (Imagine) – Test – Deduce – Repeat

~ OT-T-CATB-JALTE-AO-HVRCBFOAFO ~ Our Tendency – To – Confirm And To Believe – Just A Little Too Easily – And Often – Has Very Real Consequences Both For Ourselves And For Others

~ BWAHDOS-DJAAITWII ~ Begin With A Healthy Dose Of Skepticism – Don’t Just Assume Anything Is The Way It Is

~ M-CPOM-AAH-EF-R-A-OOTW ~ Mindfulness – Constant Presence Of Mind –Attentiveness And Hereness – Essential For – Real – Active – Observation Of The World

~ M-AEAD-WHTBM-THIA-M-P-F-TEEOWGTOH-IOGWTF ~ Motivation – Active Engagement And Desire – We Have To Be Motivated – To Think In A – Mindful – Present – Fashion – To Exert Effort On What Goes Through Our Heads – Instead Of Going With The Flow

~ OBAWFQJ ~ Our Brains Are Wired For Quick Judgments

~ OWOLAATATWITTC-AOBARS-B-WCR-HOBJTCINHWADTA ~ Our Way Of Looking At And Thinking About The World Is Tough To Change – And Our Biases Are Remarkably Sticky – But – We Can Rewire – How Our Brains Jump To Conclusions Is Not How We Are Destined To Act

~ WIATTM-A-TEIITR-TMCWAIIAAT ~ What Is Available To The Mind – And – The Easier It Is To Recall – The More Confident We Are In Its Applicability And Truth

~ IOE-SYAP-YALTSTOEAPAW-ETDF-W-E-AS-BRA ~ If One Element – Strikes You As Positive – You Are Likely To See The Other Elements As Positive As Well – Everything That Doesn’t Fit – Will – Easily – And Subconsciously – Be Reasoned Away

~ NJ-NMHPON-BWAABS-I-IHABFTBTIOOB-A-E ~ No Judgment – No Matter How Positive Or Negative – Begins With An Altogether Blank Slate – Instead – It Has Already Been Filtered Thoroughly By The Interaction Of Our Brain – And – The Environment

~ AES-TEPU ~ At Every Step – The Environment Primes Us

~ ISSTTMAHIMJAAGP?-IS-HDIAMPA? ~ Is Something Superfluous To The Matter At Hand Influencing My Judgment At Any Given Point? – if So – How Do I Adjust My Perception Accordingly?

~ IOW-BSOYAOYOM ~ In Other Words – Be Skeptical Of Yourself And Of Your Own Mind

~ AI-IRNMT-PO-LSRLH ~ Accurate Intuition – Is Really Nothing More Than – Practice Of – Letting Skill Replace Learned Heuristics

~ PAIABE-OMAWTW-WITD ~ Paying Attention Is Anything But Elementary – Our Minds Are Wired To Wander – Wandering Is Their Default

~ WCAOATMTAOAEITFATSLAIWWWTFOJOA ~ We Cannot Allocate Our Attention To Multiple Things At Once And Expect It To Function At The Same Level As It Would Were We To Focus On Just One Activity

~ SI-AAPL-AIWAAOTA-ASOH-TCTTTOTCCGAOTWBWO ~ Sensory Influences – Are A Powerful Lot – And If We Aren’t Aware Of Them Altogether – As So Often Happens – They Can Threaten To Take Over The Carefully Cultivate Goals And Objectivity That We’ve Been Working On

~ WWTS-WOC-WMBL-WOC-IOD ~ When We Touch Something – Warm Or Cold – We May Become Likewise – Warm Or Cold – In Our Disposition

~ IWATBSIARW-WMSFOTMR-OBMC-TWOW ~ If We Are Touched By Someone In A Reassuring Way – We May Suddenly Find Ourselves Taking More Risk – Or Being More Confident – Than We Otherwise Would

~ WWHSH-WAMLTJ-SOS-TBWAMS ~ When We Hold Something Heavy – We Are More Likely To Judge – Something Or Someone – To Be Weightier And More Serious

~ WFTNWWDNPUF-A-WFTIF-O-TTTMPIA ~ We Fail To Note What We Do Not Perceive Up Front – And – We Fail To Inquire Further – Or – To Take The Missing Pieces Into Account

~ WTTSOTWTAP ~ We Tend To See Objects The Way They Are Presented

~ B-O&D-L-T-C-I-SO-I ~ Between – Observation And Deduction – Lies – The – Crucial – Irreplaceable – Step Of – Imagination

~ YNTBFAPOOMP ~ You Need To Begin From A Place Of Open-Minded Possibility

~ IOTMOSIS-TCOMNBF ~ If Only The Most Obvious Solution Is Sought – The Correct One May Never Be Found

~ YCPAASTWP-I-YD-TASBT-LIHIS ~ You Cannot Possibly Assess And See The Whole Picture – If – You Don’t – Take A Step Back To – Let Imagination Have Its Say

~ TPOLAIU ~ The Power Of Learned Associations Is Ubiquitous

~ AEL-P&N-LGLTM-PTTGAWTTOATOT ~ At Every Level – Physical And Neural – Locations Get Linked To Memories – Places Tend To Get Associated With The Type Of Activity That Occurs There

~ TDOD-IIIDTRODTFN-TTS-EITMNBAC-OCAA ~ The Difficulty Of Proper Deduction – It Is Incredibly Difficult To Resist Our Desire To Form Narratives – To Tell Stories – Even If They May Not Be Altogether Correct – Or Correct At All

~ WL-S-CR-C-TTMIS-EITSHTBW-OMFCNOODEATT ~ We Like – Simplicity – Concrete Reasons – Causes – Things That Make Intuitive Sense – Even If That Sense Happens To Be Wrong – Our Minds Form Cohesive Narratives Out Of Disparate Elements All The Time

~ WNCISDHAC-ASOBDACOWOTO-WAOPTDS ~ We’re Not Comfortable If Something Doesn’t Have A Cause – And So Our Brains Determine A Cause One Way Or The Other – Without Asking Our Permission To Do So

~ WID-OBTTER-A-TDSAESOTRP-FFITG ~ When In Doubt – Our Brains Take The Easiest Route – And – They Do So At Every Stage Of The Reasoning Process – From Forming Inferences To Generalizations

~ LIB-WTWAFIO-IPPTPLTC ~ Logic Is Boring – We Think We’ve Already Figured It Out – In Pushing Past This Preconception Lies The Challenge

~ IWATAS-WAMLTFICATIWAAGMD-EITDAI ~ If We Are Told A Story – We Are More Likely To Find It Compelling And True If We Are Also Given More Details – Even If Those Details Are Irrelevant

~ SST-OL-FPAR-IMM-TCEPOILM ~ Stating Something Through – Out Loud – Forces Pauses And Reflection – It Mandates Mindfulness – To Consider Each Premise On Its Logical Merits

~ WE-O-IIOD ~ With Experience – Overconfidence – Increases Instead Of Decreases

~ SBOLNE ~ Success Breeds Overconfidence Like Nothing Else

~ THEE-WTTB-UOEP-A-OODO ~ The Hard-Easy Effect – We Tend To Be – Underconfident On Easy Problems – And – Overconfident On Difficult Ones

~ OIWF ~ Overconfidence Increases With Familiarity

~ OIWI-EITAIDAA-K-IASW ~ Overconfidence Increases With Information – Even If The Additional Information Doesn’t Actually Add – Knowledge – In A Significant Way

~ KY-AYE ~ Know Yourself – And Your Environment

~ O-CAT ~ Observe – Carefully And Thoughtfully

~ I-RTCTSYMNTYN ~ Imagine – Remembering To Claim The Space You May Not Think You Need

~ D-OFWYO-ANM ~ Deduce – Only From What You’ve Observed – And Nothing More

~ L-FYFJAYDFYS ~ Learn – From Your Failures Just As You Do From Your Successes

~ EIAWAG-BIN-P-OAOAO-LIBTGD ~ Education Is All Well And Good – But It Needs – Practice – Over And Over And Over – Lest It Begin To Gather Dust

~ WTD-KTOSTYTNNT-AIUH-EFTMEOE ~ Writing Things Down – Keeping Track Of Steps That You Think Need No Tracking – An Incredibly Useful Habit – Even For The Most Expert Of Experts

~ TC-NMHE-WCFTSOE-IWGTTM-M-ATPAMOMR-CHPIOATM-E&S ~ The Checklist – No Matter How Expert – We Can Forget The Simplest Of Elements – If We Go Through The Motions – Mindlessly – Anything That Prompts A Moment Of Mindful Reflection – Can Have Profound Influence On Our Ability To Maintain – Expertise And Success

~ P-UOHASTETMSSWBOTVTPTWWSHTM ~ Practice – Until Our Habits Are Such That Even The Most Severe Stressors Will Bring Out The Very Thought Patterns That We’ve Worked So Hard To Master

~ TWOBAIISTTW-W-TO-T ~ The Way Our Brains Act Is Infinitely Sensitive To The Way – We – Their Owners – Think

STEVEN SLOMAN + PHILIP FERNBACH ~ THE KNOWLEDGE ILLUSION ~ 2017

~ IOU-TWUHTWWIFOUIM ~ Illusion Of Understanding – That We Understand How Things Work When In Fact Our Understanding Is Meager

~ OMS-WCOABOI-A-WWKILMTAFOUWCRU ~ On Most Subjects – We Connect Only Abstract Bits Of Information – And – What We Know Is Little More Than A Feeling Of Understanding We Can’t Really Unpack

~ WLIACOK ~ We Live In A Community Of Knowledge

~ TMSBTBTI-TB-TE-APOTO-STSOTMCBRTTSOTB ~ The Mind Stretches Beyond The Brain To Include – The Body – The Environment – And People Other Than Oneself – So The Study Of The Mind Cannot Be Reduce To The Study Of The Brain

~ WFDKWWDK ~ We Frequently Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

~ BPAVDRHLTU ~ Both Politicians And Voters Don’t Realize How Little They Understand

~ IOAC-PTTAWOOASD ~ Instead Of Appreciating Complexity – People Tend To Affiliate With One Or Another Social Dogma

~ BOKIEWTOO-TCSOBAA ~ Because Our Knowledge Is Enmeshed With That Of Others – The Community Shapes Our Beliefs And Attitudes

~ IISHTRAOSBOPTTOWDETTECBOTM-WLOGDOTFU ~ It Is So Hard To Reject An Opinion Shared By Our Peers That Too Often We Don’t Even Try To Evaluate Claims Based On Their Merits – We Let Our Group Do Our Thinking For Us

~ ATCNOKSMUMRAWDOBAV ~ Appreciating The Communal Nature Of Knowledge Should Make Us More Realistic About What’s Determining Our Beliefs And Values

~ BWTC-WTTOIT-IIIO-WLBWWTWO ~ Because We Think Communally – We Tend To Operate In Teams – Individual Intelligence Is Overrated – We Learn Best When We’re Thinking With Others

~ IoED ~ Illusion Of Explanatory Depth

~ Deliberation Is Only A Tiny Part Of What Goes On When We Think – Most Of Cognition Consists Of Intuitive Thought That Occurs Below The Surface Of Consciousness

~ MOTFOTHBISATM ~ Much Of The Functionality Of The Human Brain Is Still A Total Mystery

~ PA-DOBAPOS-THOWTAHSPOMCS ~ Pavlovian Associations – Don’t Occur Between Arbitrary Pairs Of Stimuli – They Happen Only When The Association Has Some Possibility Of Making Causal Sense

~ WKJETGB ~ We Know Just Enough To Get By

~ IAOS-TRKLE ~ Intuitions Are Only Superficial – The Real Knowledge Lies Elsewhere

~ TWOBATW ~ Thinking With Our Bodies And The World

~ EI ~ Embodied Intelligence

~ WDCATWBOSG ~ We Draw Conclusions About The World Based On Small Glimpses

~ OBPFTMUAAWU ~ Our Bodies Produce Feelings To Make Us Aware And Warn Us

~ TDNTPOASITB-TUK-I-TB-TB-A-TWMG-TSIA ~ Thought Does Not Take Place On A Stage Inside The Brain – Thought Uses Knowledge – In – The Brain – The Body – And – The World More Generally – To Support Intelligent Action

~ TWOP-SI-ABHTITSIWOSTWATC ~ Thinking With Other People – Shared Intentionality – A Basic Human Talent Is To Share Intentions With Others So That We Accomplish Things Collaboratively

~ TMIASE ~ The Mind Is A Social Entity

~ PABTC ~ People Are Built To Collaborate

~ TSAU-ITSOBMS-MWBTWABATUO ~ The Smartest Among Us – In The Sense Of Being Most Successful – May Well Be Those Who Are Best Able To Understand Others

~ IACOK-WMMTHK-IHATK ~ In A Community Of Knowledge – What Matters More Than Having Knowledge – Is Having Access To Knowledge

~ BWCTKIOHWTKWHAT-WALUOHLWU ~ Because We Confuse The Knowledge In Our Heads With The Knowledge We Have Access To – We Are Largely Unaware Of How Little We Understand

~ TDN(Y)SI ~ Technology Does Not (Yet) Share Intentionality

~ CTTC ~ Committing To The Community

~ TFTASMOPHSP-DNMTTOII-AAR-SFAIDNEFDU-TOEITAOU ~ The Fact That A Strong Majority Of People Has Some Preference – Does Not Mean That Their Opinion Is Informed – As A Rule – Strong Feelings About Issues Do Not Emerge From Deep Understanding – They Often Emerge In The Absence Of Understanding

~ WDPHSPAITKSLA? ~ Why Do People Have Such Passion About Issues They Know So Little About?

~ ACOKCBD-WGMDKM-BSAP-ESEEAJTV-AHOM ~ A Community Of Knowledge Can Become Dangerous – When Group Members Don’t Know Much – But Share A Position – Everyone Sees Everyone Else As Justifying Their View – A House Of Mirrors

~ WITTYODUTPIAISAC-NDY ~ While It’s True That Your Opponents Don’t Understand The Problem In All Its Subtlety And Complexity – Neither Do You

~ SI ~ Shattering Illusions

~ YCCTIOAPBROHYFAI ~ You Can’t Consider The Implications Of A Policy By Ruminating On How You Feel About It

~ People Often Have Strong Positions On Issues – Positions That Are Generally Based On Very Little – Certainly Very Little That They Can Articulate – Asking Them To Generate A Detailed Causal Explanation – Makes Them Less Extreme

~ DTCOAE-ICAMMPT-AETBAE ~ Discovering The Credibility Of An Expert – Is Certainly A More Manageable Problem Than – Asking Everyone To Become An Expert

~ EPICUT-PALITSNIAFOTTWW-CEIAEWTSTI-BPDLHTIS-PLTFS-NI ~ Exposing People’s Illusions Can Upset Them – People Are Less Inclined To Seek New Information After Finding Out That They Were Wrong – Causal Explanation Is An Effective Way To Shatter The Illusion – But People Don’t Like Having Their Illusions Shattered – People Like To Feel Successful – Not Incompetent

~ TNDOS ~ The New Definition Of Smart

~ FI-IWWTWWSSI-‘S’-TPHTATCTCQWTTAIATFNTO ~ Fluid Intelligence – Is What We’re Thinking When We Say Someone Is “Smart” – The Person Has The Ability To Come To Conclusions Quickly Whatever The Topic And Is Able To Figure New Things Out

~ CI-RTHMIOHAODSIM ~ Crystallized Intelligence – Refers To How Much Information One Has At One’s Disposal Stored In Memory

~ CI ~ Collective Intelligence

~ INITMTM-FMITTQOAII-TQOTT ~ It’s Not Ideas That Matter The Most – Far More Important Than The Quality Of An Idea Is – The Quality Of The Team

~ HABTBMOAS;HABTPIAC ~ Humans Aren’t Built To Become Masters Of All Subjects; Humans Are Built To Participate In A Community

~ SIDBAC ~ Science Is Done By A Community

~ WPFDBS? ~ Who Profits From Doing Bad Science?

~ COL ~ Communities Of Learning

~ BDOOFWWKMUVTTWWETFIOTSF ~ Being Dependent On Others For What We Know Makes Us Vulnerable To Those Who Would Exploit This Fact In Order To Spread Falsehoods

~ TAOEITFOPJ ~ The Appearance Of Evidence In The Form Of Pseudoscientific Jargon

~ AWIHSUAP ~ A Whole Industry Has Sprung Up Around Pseudoscience

~ TSINMI ~ The Solution Is Not More Information

~ TCOK-TFTSWIIOOHFWIITHOO ~ The Curse Of Knowledge – The Failure To Separate What Is In One’s Own Head From What Is In The Heads Of Others

~ THE ~ The Hive Economy

~ NBD ~ Nudging Better Decisions

~ RC ~ Reduce Complexity

~ SDR ~ Simple Decision Rules

~ CYU-KWYDKAYTGHAFITGWTNA-IBYDTEAPYFAIATDID-DTYMRL ~ Check Your Understanding – Knowing What You Don’t Know Allows You To Get Help And Fill In The Gaps When The Need Arises – It Brings You Down To Earth And Prevents You From Allowing Intellectual Arrogance To Drive Important Decisions – Decisions That You Might Regret Later

~ IPDKHITA ~ Ignorant People Don’t Know How Ignorant They Are

~ TD-KE-TWPTWOTOSTM-SPOUTP-TUJDKWTDK ~ The Dunning-Krugger Effect – Those Who Perform The Worst Overrate Their Own Skills The Most – Strong Performers Often Underestimate Their Performance – The Unskilled Just Don’t Know What They Don’t Know

~ ASC ~ A Saner Community

~ ASLIOW-KHTIACATAOTKWI-A-WCDRTTWTME ~ A Strong Leader Is One Who – Knows How To Inspire A Community And Take Advantage Of The Knowledge Within It – And – Who Can Delegate Responsibility To Those With The Most Expertise

~ BDLWAC-WMRTRFOD ~ But Despite Living Within A Community – We Must Retain The Responsibility For Our Decisions

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ~ AS YOU LIKE IT

~ 1-TRC ~ First – The Retort Courteous

~ 2-TQM ~ Second – The Quip Modest

~ 3-TRC ~ Third – The Reply Churlish

~ 4-TRV ~ Fourth – The Reproof Valiant

~ 5-TCQ ~ Fifth – The Countercheck Quarrelsome

~ 6-TLWC ~ Sixth – The Lie With Circumstance

~ 7-TLD ~ Seventh – The Lie Direct

08-02-2018

~ TGCTMWENTP ~ The Great Conversation That Many Were Expecting Never Took Place ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ SPE ~ Solar Particle Events

~ AIBRAPITOAMFAOAR ~ An Imbalance Between Rich And Poor Is The Oldest And Most Fatal Ailment Of All Republics ~ Plutarch

~ G&TS ~ Gradually And Then Suddenly ~ Ernest Hemmingway ~ The Sun Also Rises

~ FDNH ~ First Do Not Harm ~ Hippocrates [Attributed] – 1860

~ SAOFAAT ~ Science Advances One Funeral At A Time ~ Max Planck

~ NCBH ~ Non-Carbon-Based Human

~ LNT-BTAC-EFTTLSOOC ~ Let Not Things – Because They Are Common – Enjoy For That The Less Share Of Our Consideration ~ Pliny The Elder ~ Historia Naturalis – XIX-59

~ TPSARTGTLNO-E-TMADACI-P ~ To Plunder, Slaughter And Robbery They Give The Lying Name Of – Empire – They Make A Desert And Call It – Peace ~ Calgacus ~ Tacitus ~ Agricola

~ B-IAMCSFADOTHWCBCOWG ~ Because – I And My Companions Suffer From A Disease Of The Heart Which Can Be Cured Only With Gold ~ Hernan Cortes ~ Francisco Gomara ~ Historia De La Conquistqa De Mexico

~ FTBWOS ~ Feed Two Birds With One Scone

~ THBGOFALT ~ This Has Been Going On For A Long Time

~ CPA ~ Continuous Partial Attention ~ Linda Stone ~ 1998

~ KLCOTLFU ~ Kiss Leonard Cohen On The Lips For Us ~ Gavin Crawford

~ RBJ ~ Robotic Bank Job

~ IWLTMWWY ~ I Would Love To Make Work With You

~ LIIW ~ Low Intensity Irregular Warfare

~ WCTWEBWCNLIAATWBEW ~ We Cling To What Exists Because We Can No Longer Imagine An Alternative That Wouldn’t Be Even Worse ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ TNCATEOAEAWI-A-REAOTTPAATB ~ The Negative Consequences At The End Of An Effort At World Improvement – Are – Roughly Equal And Opposite To The Positive Aspirations At The Beginning ~ William Bonner + Lila Rajiva ~ Mobs Messiahs And Markets

~ ACAP-UTC ~ As Canadian As Possible – Under The Circumstances

~ EFTTP ~ Escape From The Theme Park ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello. I’m Special

~ RSANSFR ~ Reputation Systems Are Not Substitutes For Regulation ~ Tom Slee ~ What’s Yours Is Mine

~ EOSTS-ITDN-TAR ~ Elected Officials Serve The System – If They Do Not – They Are Replaced ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable

~ RFOH ~ Revealed From On High

~ FIC ~ Fantasy-Industrial Complex ~ Kurt Andersen ~ Fantasyland

~ SWCITSP ~ Science Without Conscience Is The Soul’s Perdition ~ Rabelais

~ WBTPWMANTH ~ We Believe The Products We Make Are Not Injurious To Health

~ THOTINJTHOC-IIATOAMODTBACM ~ The History Of Tobacco Is Not Just The History Of Cigarettes – It Is Also That Of A Model Of Deception That Benefits All Chemical Manufacturers ~ Devra Davis ~ 15-10-2009

~ HCINSAHBTAP ~ Humanitarianism Consist In Never Sacrificing A Human Being To A Purpose ~ Albert Schweitzer

~ CABIIPTLDSABOPOTSOTEWMIUFAL? ~ Can Anyone Believe It Is Possible To Lay Down Such A Barrage Of Poisons On The Surface Of The Earth Without Making It Unfit For All Life? ~ Rachel Carson

~ TWBNFPFMIIKS ~ There Would Be No Future Peace For Me If I Kept Silent ~ Rachel Carson

~ TOTE-GUTRTK ~ The Obligation To Endure – Give Us The Right To Know ~ Jean Rostand

~ SOL-TRACUWTWPOPFT ~ Sooner Of Later – The Risks Also Catch Up With Those Who Produce Or Profit From Them ~ Ulrich Beck ~ Risk Society

~ NTIMCTTWIPITSOTLAWTTOJ ~ No Tyranny Is More Cruel Than That Which Is Practiced In The Shadow Of The Law And With The Trappings Of Justice ~ Montesquieu

~ WTIUTMOTDOOTHFITMITMSM-BMTPRTBR? ~ Who Then Is Unaware That Most Of The Doctors Of Our Time Have Failed In Their Mission In The Most Shameful Manner – By Making Their Patients Run The Biggest Risks? ~ Paracelsus ~ Liber Paragrahorum ~ 1527

~ WGYTWSKYT-MLTYTTNL ~ What Got You There Will Seldom Keep You There – Much Less Take You To The Next Level ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One

DAVID TAYLOR ~ HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL BY BEING YOURSELF ~ 2016

~ NM-Y-B/E/H/D/F-EYNTAAYWIYL-YAHWY ~ No Matter – Your – Background / Education / Hopes / Dreams / Fears – Everything You Need To Achieve Anything You Want In Your Life – You Already Have Within You

~ YDHTSLIOTRHTL ~ You Don’t Have To Stop Living In Order To Rediscover How To Live

~ TFFS:KWYWTG-KWYAN-KWYHTD ~ The Formula For Success: Know Where You Want To Go – Know Where You Are Now – Know What You Have To Do

~ FO-WYW-N-WYD ~ Focus On – What You Want – Not – What You Don’t

~ S-‘W’-F-‘H’-YMNK-‘H’-TK-Y-A/A/D-A-IIETFOO-‘W’~ Separate – “What” – From – “How” – You May Not Know – “How” – To Keep – Your – Answer / Ambition / Dream – Alive – It Is Essential To Focus Only On “What”

~ KFOYO-YWAKHYAD ~ Keep Focused On Your Outcome – You Will Then Always Know How You Are Doing

~ SDTBTVBTYAA ~ Simply Decide To Be The Very Best That You Already Are

~ KWYHTDTGWYWTG ~ Know What You Have To Do To Get Where You Want To Go

~ YWNOY-FW&U-WTSMSTCT ~ You Will Never Overcome Your – Fears, Worries And Unhappiness – With The Same Mindset That Created Them

~ ‘IWIADNTMCTMOORA?’-TYC-DMOTS-TYFA-DSE ~ “Is What I Am Doing Now Taking Me Closer To My Outcome Or Further Away?” – Taking You Closer – Do More Of The Same – Taking You Further Away – Do Something Else

~ WYBSTBT-YSTWITW ~ When You Believe Something To Be True – You See The World In That Way

~ TEMSOWIROHOSSTIDU-U-OC-IE ~ The Ego Mind Switches Off When It Reads Or Hears Or Sees Something That It Doesn’t Understand – Unless – Of Course – It’s Exciting

~ TOWTCYMITSIF-MFIKTYAE ~ The Only Way To Control Your Mind Is To Set It Free – Mind Freedom Is Knowing That You Are Enough

~ YWBTBY ~ You Were Born To Be You

~ ITTCOFTSALTLYWMTL ~ It’s Time To Come Out From The Shadows And Live The Life You Were Meant To Live

~ AYHQ ~ Ask Yourself Helpful Questions

~ MACIYLBDSD ~ Make A Change In Your Life By Doing Something Different

~ YWBTBY-ANOE ~ You Were Born To Be You – And No One Else

~ WYG-YAT ~ Wherever You Go – There You Are

~ OPSINYF ~ Other People’s Success Is Not Your Failure

~ YA-YC ~ Your Attitude – Your Choice

~ THPALFY-AAAS-THPALFO ~ True Humility, Peace And Love For Yourself – Are All About Showing – True Humility, Peace And Love For Others

~ WYFOHLABKTO-YTDY ~ When You Focus On Helping, Loving And Being Kind To Others – You Truly Discover Yourself

~ BY-EEIAT ~ Be Yourself – Everyone Else Is Already Taken

~ GTAULTAAEYEM-IAEY ~ Give Total And Unconditional Love To Anyone And Everyone You Ever Meet – Including And Especially Yourself

~ GOLFF-AYWFVF-GAABAF-AYWFM ~ Go Out Looking For Friends – And You Will Find Very Few – Go Out And Be A Friend – And You Will Find Many

~ OYAAR ~ Owning Your Actions And Reactions

~ WAHTOACOWW-T-S-D ~ We Always Have Total Ownership And Choice Over What We – Think – Say – Do

~ TOTTPWBGTSHOYIWYABAWYD ~ The Only Time That People Will Be Guaranteed To Speak Highly Of You Is When You Are Born And When You Die

~ IYCFAPOL-YWSO-RWAL-TEYM ~ If You Come From A Place Of Love – You Will Send Out – Radiance, Warmth And Love – To Everyone You Meet

~ WMUOOR-WLIWOOOBOTM-WGOA-TES-ET&M ~ We Make Up Our Own Realities – We Live In Worlds Of Our Own Based On The Meaning – We Give Or Attach – To Every Single – Event, Thought And Moment

~ WDSTATA-WSTAWA ~ We Don’t See Things As They Are – We See Things As We Are

~ ‘F’-IWYDITB ~ “Failure” – Is What You Define It To Be

~ WAMITDOODT ~ We Automatically Move In The Direction Of Our Dominant Thoughts

~ WWBSTBT-WSTWTW ~ When We Believe Something To Be True – We See The World That Way

~ TFWTMACIOLITAAITCHABM-TNOTTI-‘AI’ ~ The Fastest Way To Make Any Change In Our Life Is To Act As If That Change Has Already Been Made – The Name Of This Technique Is – “As If”

~ WYLWI-TWIO ~ When You Love What Is – The War Is Over

~ YAY-A-TIATYENTB ~ You Are You – And – That Is All That You Ever Need To Be

~ SIGWYW-HIWWYG ~ Success Is Getting What You Want – Happiness Is Wanting What You Get

~ TBQOA:WAYAWAYH?~ The Biggest Question Of All: Who Are You And Why Are You Here?

~ WH ~ Welcome Home

~ TY ~ Thank You

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”