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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

16 October - The View

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17:  Dressed in orange p...
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Dressed in orange prisoner uniforms, students and other activists demonstrate in front of the offices of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) on August 17, 2011 in New York City. The demonstration, which was organized by Amnesty International USA, was in opposition to the senators support of provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) which would keep the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba open indefinitely. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
1870 celebration of the Fifteenth Amendment as...
1870 celebration of the Fifteenth Amendment as a guarantee of African American voting rights (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Click "see more" to read the full de...
Click "see more" to read the full description with links provided. (Photo credit: BaoPDX)
Make Way For WAASS: H.R.658 Accelerates Drone ...
Make Way For WAASS: H.R.658 Accelerates Drone Deployment For Surveillance Of American Citizens (Photo credit: watchingfrogsboil)
Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear.
Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and the Criminal ...
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and the Criminal Insanity of Ethanol Subsidies (g1a2d0036c1) (Photo credit: watchingfrogsboil)
Negative campaigning
Negative campaigning (Photo credit: gorfor)
Activists Protest the Animal Enterprise Terror...
Activists Protest the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (Photo credit: GreenIsTheNewRed.com)
Knowledge Commons 9
Knowledge Commons 9 (Photo credit: pennstatelive)
Today is Earth Overshoot Day
Today is Earth Overshoot Day (Photo credit: Kalense Kid)
Activists against police in Syntagma, Athens #9ogr
Activists against police in Syntagma, Athens #9ogr (Photo credit: S.J.Borne)
English: Albert Einstein, official 1921 Nobel ...
English: Albert Einstein, official 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics photograph. Fran├žais : Albert Einstein, photographie officielle du Prix Nobel de Physique 1921. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: German-born theoretical physicist Alb...
English: German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/02/end-new-world-order-with-global-non.html — “I believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit: not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in anything you believe is evil.” -Albert Einstein

Truebook.org shared Knowledge of Today's photo.
www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2012/02/illuminati-secret-hidden-from-masses.html — “As long as enough people can be frightened, then all people can be ruled. That is how it works in a democratic system and mass fear becomes the ticket to destroy rights across the board.” -James Bovard
Great info gfx: Here's a snapshot of the profound impact stop and frisk practices are having on communities across NYC

The Hunted and the Hated: An Inside Look at the NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Policy
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rWtDMPaRD8


2012 Presidential Election Candidates


Do your candidates have political courage?

2012 September 28

 Election Tracker

2012 Presidential Form 2 Filers

2012 Presidential Form 2 Filers

Something to keep in mind before tonight's debate.
All of us, everywhere, are moving in the wrong direction.

By Frederick Sparks He’s sane enough for us to kill him. In 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court in Ford v. Wainright confirmed the common law principle that execution of the mentally insane violates the constitution (“ For today, no less than before, we may seriously question the retributive value of...
My take on Michael Brutsch, ViolentAcrez, and online pseudonyms. In search of social norms for the digital age: http://bit.ly/R36N8z

ATTENTION! Since Facebook has begun to ask Page administrators to pay to promote their pages, only 10% of page fans receive the updates Page administrators post.

To receive ALL posts from your favorite Pages, you MUST do the following:

1) Go to that page.

2) Hover your mouse over where it says "LIKED" and click on "Add to Interests Lists".
 ( It seems one should be considering RSS feeds for Facebook ! )
Will Romney use this lie in the debate? And will Obama call him on it?

The centerpiece of Mitt Romney's campaign: Obama hasn't created enough jobs, but Romney will create 12 million in his 

We live, as we ever have, in a time of great uncertainty. Climate change is undeniable, but specific and plausible paths forward are seemingly beyond our grasp. We face an inscrutable economic future, with a whirlwind of contradicting ideas constantly blowing around us. Despite the progress we’ve...

Do you have a full understanding of trans fats? Here is more information to help protect your health.
The Right Nutrition Plan - Trans Fats - NaturalNews.tv
Better understand trans fats - why they are harmful, how to identify them, & how to read the labels. Choose your

Science Debate
( Maybe they should have said 'scientism' debate )

Antiscience Beliefs Jeopardize U.S. Democracy

The United States faced down authoritarian governments on the left and right. Now it may be facing an even greater challenge from within
If anyone can discover the truth by using reason and science, Jefferson reasoned, then no one is naturally closer to the truth than anyone else. Consequently, those in positions of authority do not have the right to impose their beliefs on other people. The people themselves retain this inalienable right. Based on this foundation of science—of knowledge gained by systematic study and testing instead of by the assertions of ideology—the argument for a new, democratic form of government was self-evident.
Yet despite its history and today's unprecedented riches from science, the U.S. has begun to slip off of its science foundation. Indeed, in this election cycle, some 236 years after Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence, several major party contenders for political office took positions that can only be described as “antiscience”: against evolution, human-induced climate change, vaccines, stem cell research, and more. A former Republican governor even warned that his own political party was in danger of becoming “the antiscience party.”
Such positions could typically be dismissed as nothing more than election-year posturing except that they reflect an anti-intellectual conformity that is gaining strength in the U.S. at precisely the moment that most of the important opportunities for economic growth, and serious threats to the well-being of the nation, require a better grasp of scientific issues. By turning public opinion away from the antiauthoritarian principles of the nation's founders, the new science denialism is creating an existential crisis like few the country has faced before.

Why Climate Denialists are Blind to Facts and Reason: The Role of Ideology 
...you are operating off of a mistaken premise. You think that the question of whether or not climate change is real and has an anthropogenic (human) cause is a question to be answered by application of an open mind, research, facts, and critical thinking. Isn’t that how scientists approach these problems? They’re skeptical and critique each others work, discarding ideas which fail to stand up to scrutiny by their colleagues and replacing them with ones that better describe the facts.
Denialists, however, have no interest in facts except as weapons in an ideological struggle. They don’t even care if “facts” are correct or not since their intention is not to establish that something is true or false, but rather to win a battle in an ideological war. If they can stump you or confuse you with a lie, well that works just as well for their purposes as does the truth.

  • Psychological projection - RationalWiki

    Oct 4, 2012 ... Projection is the psychological phenomenon where someone denies some
    aspect of their behavior or attitudes and assumes instead that ...

    • Defense Mechanisms - Displacement - Psychology - About.com

      Psychology. Search ... Denial · Repression and Suppression; Displacement;
      Sublimation · Projection · Intellectualization · Rationalization · Regression ·
      Reaction ...

  • Science Writing And Denialism: Accuracy, Clarity, Courage | Wired ...

    Apr 28, 2012 ... So if it seemed quiet in the blogosphere this week, it may be because most of
    science-writing's all-stars (plus me) were in the same room at the ...

    ALEC boasts on their website that over 2,000 state legislators are members of their organization. ALEC Exposed has identified nearly 1,000 state representatives who are believed to be active members of ALEC. We need YOUR help to identify all ALEC members. Click here to help: http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/Ask_Your_Legislator_about_ALEC

    Another of Obama’s Cargo Cult Company Fails | RedStateWind turbrine VEstas announced 800 layoffs yesterday and A123, an battery manufacturer for electric ...

    Presidential candidates positions very different on climate change issue

    Romney said – “Nowhere along the way has the President indicated what actual results his approach would achieve.”

    Romney pointed out that “the problem is called Global Warming, not America Warming. China long ago passed America as the leading emitter of greenhouse gases.”
    Romney says he opposes steps “like a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system that would handicap the American economy and drive manufacturing jobs away.”l without actually “addressing the underlying problem.”
    Romney’s position on the key to environmental protection is “economic growth and technological innovation, not economy-suppressing regulation.”
    “We should pursue what I call a “No Regrets” policy,” the challenger in the Presidential race said. “Steps that will lead to lower emissions, but that will benefit America regardless of whether the risks of global warming materialize and regardless of whether other nations take effective action.”

     ( But Obama did not sign any international treaty giving money away on a chimera as Australia did - while Canada and France tossed Kyoto )


     Ocean Health:

    Scientists estimate that 75 percent of the world’s fisheries are in serious decline, habitats like coral reefs are threatened, and large areas of ocean and coastlines are polluted. What role should the federal government play domestically and through foreign policy to protect the environmental health and economic vitality of the oceans?

    ( Depends. What is your opinion of the continued Bush/Cheney tax rebates on deepwater oil drilling post Deepwater Horizon and of the use of extremely toxic dispersants ; supposedly to hide the problem while ensuring it is mobile, increasing its volume and enhancing toxicity ? )

George Takei's photo.
By adept, and stay adaptive
You and your friends need to see this video.

1 Billion AGAINST Indefinite Detention without trial law

‎"They hate us for our Freedom."

Three myths about the detention bill: http://bit.ly/t3czaS

The end of America: House and Senate pass final version of NDAA: http://bit.ly/ui3wZB

H.R. 347: Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011: http://bit.ly/HR347

Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal: http://bit.ly/347HR

H.R. 658: FAA Air Transportation Modernization and Safety Improvement Act: http://bit.ly/658HR

30,000 Drones To Police U.S. Airspace: http://bit.ly/EyeInSky

Congress OKs 30,000 flying drones spying on Americans across U.S. cities: http://bit.ly/SkyEyeUSA

H.R. 3166: Enemy Expatriation Act: http://bit.ly/HR3166

The Enemy Expatriation Act and the NDAA: Due Process Destroyed? http://bit.ly/3166HR

The First Amendment Needs a Rape Kit: http://fff.org/comment/com1203l.asp

NDRP: https://plus.google.com/111742075541654959004/posts/e1YTncyDWTD


Part 1: Romney & Gingrich - http://youtu.be/QzNNsLB5Ra8
Part 2: Shut up! You don't get a lawyer!!! - http://youtu.be/jIawimcXGmU
Part 3: War and repeal - http://youtu.be/PKBshvnXay0

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