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"Our media has collapsed. They've questioned no one. One of the reasons George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney are so daring is that they know there's nobody to stop them. The people are not stupid, but they are totally misinformed." - Gore Vidal

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Impartial experts not so impartial

{Researchers find that many "impartial" expert witnesses lose sight of objectivity
and tend to come to conclusions that align with those who pay for their services.}

Neural Responses Reveal Our Optimistic Bent

80 percent of humans are delusionally optimistic


infering an opinion

"The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice."
Arthur Schopenhauer

"A wise man calmly considers what is right and what is wrong, and faces different opinions." - Dhammapada


opinion

"Opinion itself, through modifications and elaboration, can transform into propaganda what in the beginning was information."

Jacques Ellul


"The source of man's unhappiness is his ignorance of Nature.

The pertinacity with which he clings to blind opinions imbibed in his infancy, which interweave themselves with his existence, the consequent prejudice that warps his mind, that prevents its expansion, that renders him the slave of fiction, appears to doom him to continual error.

He takes the tone of his ideas on the authority of others, who are themselves in error, or else have an interest in deceiving him.

He would be a metaphysician before he has become a practical philosopher.

He quits the contemplation of reality to meditate on chimeras.

He neglects experience to feed on conjecture, to indulge in hypothesis.

He dares not cultivate his reason, because from his earliest days he has been taught to consider it criminal.

The remedies for these evils must be sought for in Nature herself; it is only in the abundance of her resources, that we can rationally expect to find antidotes to the mischiefs brought upon us by an ill directed, overpowering blind enthusiasm." - Paul Heinrich Dietrich, Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach


"To attain complete truth is not given to mortals, but to advance toward it by successive steps is not impossible.

On any matter of general interest, there is usually, in any given community at any given time, a received opinion, which is accepted as a matter of course by all who give no special thought to the matter.

Any questioning of the received opinion rouses hostility, for a number of reasons.

The most important of these is the instinct of conventionality, which exists in all gregarious animals and often leads them to put to death any markedly peculiar member of the herd." - Bertrand Russell



observation speculation

opinion is defined as:

a belief expressed

an individual's prevailing view

a message expressing a belief about something

a sentiment formed in the mind about something

a judgement or estimation of the merit of something

a personal belief that is not founded on proof or certainty

a conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by officialdom

an educated judgement based on knowledge of a subject given by an expert

Opinion: Applicable to judgements based on insufficient evidence to rule out the possibility of dispute

Opinion: Formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a counselor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted


opinionated is defined as:

obstinacy in holding on to one's sentiment or impression

"In the American media system, editorializing is theoretically positioned on the editorial pages, thus giving the reader the false sense of security that opinions and persuasion are not part of the regular news. Since the onslaught of twenty-four-hour cable news programs and increased competition for the public's attention both in print and broadcast, the American media system is embedding facts with opinions and placing editorial comments and news analyses on the front page." - Nancy Snow



hi im dr mel im a genius and youre not. do you hate it when people callenge preconceived notions with facts? thats why i invented the opinion guard! sheild your entrenced logic and reason! opinion-guard will twist and distort arguments from others into easily dismissible ramblings.

"Always entertain opinions with some measure of doubt and do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."
Bertrand Russell

think tanks

Lewis Powell Memo Launching Corporate Propaganda Infrastructure

"The term intellectual is used generally to refer to people with privilege and access to resources who engage in commentary on human affairs.

It does not necessarily correlate with insight or understanding.

History reveals that, by and large, intellectuals have been servants of power.

There are always independent minds that confront the crimes of the powerful and seek to support the victims.

They are usually punished in one or another way, depending on the nature of the society.

That pattern goes back to the earliest historical records, and persists with rare exceptions, as is easily shown." - Noam Chomsky


"Fueled by tax-deductible donations and an explosion in philanthropic assets, think tanks have dramatically grown in size and influence during the past 100 years. American think tanks increased in number from eight in 1910 to 98 in 1960 and 1,106 in 2006. Despite think tanks billions of dollars of tax subsidies and considerable power, they have received minimal public scrutiny and are often poorly understood." - J.H. Snider, think tank fellow

A think tank is an organization that claims to serve as a center for research and/or analysis of important public issues.

In reality, most think tanks are little more than public relations fronts, usually headquartered in state or national seats of government and generating self-serving scholarship that serves the advocacy goals of their industry sponsors.

Think tanks, funded primarily by major corporations and foundations, devise and promote policies that shape the lives of every American.

Think tanks always have a decided political leaning.

Journalists, op-ed columnists and public speakers that belong to think tanks are paid to espouse the opinions of their sponsors who shower them with 'research grants.'

There are twice as many right wing think tanks as left wing ones, and the right wing ones generally have more money.

Every think tank has a sponsor.

And every sponsor had an agenda.

Therefore it is unreasonable to simply accept ANY pronouncement from ANY think tank as every statement WILL be biased toward the sponsor who is feeding the fish in the think tank.

"I landed a job as executive director of a policy organization in Washington. This felt like a coup. But certain perversities became apparent as I settled into the job. It sometimes required me to reason backward, from desired conclusion to suitable premise." - Matthew B. Crawford



global warming

1995 William O'Keefe, president of the American Petroleum Institute launches an aggressive lobbying and public relations campaign, Global Climate Coalition, claiming fossil fuels use does not and will not cause global warming.

"The Global Climate Coalition had in their possession scientific information that substantiated our cautious findings and then chose to suppress that information." - Benjamin D. Santer

"The IEA is delaying the change to a renewable world. They continue touting nuclear and carbon-capture-and-storage, classical central solutions, instead of a more neutral approach, which would favor new solutions." - Rudolf Rechsteiner, Swiss parliamentarian and a member of Energy Watch
The International Energy Agency (IEA) systematically underestimated the potential of renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Senior staff of the International Energy Agency is drawn from the fossil-fuel industry.

Entities that pushed the Global Climate Coalition agenda include:

IceCap.us, Climate Depot, International Climate Science Coalition, Fred S. Singer's SEPP, Climate Change Fraud, Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr., Accuweather Global Warming, Tropical Cyclone - Ryan Maue COAPS, Warwick Hughes, Metsul's Meteorologia, CO2 Science, Anthony Watts Surface Station, Omniclimate, Greenie Watch, Energy Tribune, AMSU Global Daily Temps, Science and Public Policy Institute, Powerlineblog, Climate Debate Daily, Global Warming Science, Gore Lied, Watts Up with That?, Junk Science, Heliogenic Blog, EcoWorld.com, The Resilient Earth, Australian Climate Madness, Hall of Record, Global Warming Skeptics, James Spann's Blog, Science Bits, Climate Realists, Bob Carter's Wesbite, Climate Research News, Climate Cycle Changes, CO2web, Green Hell Blog, Climate Resistance, The Heartland Institute, John Coleman's Corner, The Reference Frame - Lubos Motl, I Love My Carbon Dioxide, Climate Skeptic, Marshall Institute, John Daly, The Inhofe EPW Press Blog, The Chilling Effect, William M. Briggs, Statistician, Climate Debate Daily, The Week That Was by Fred Singer, John McLean, Michael Crichton, Peden's Middlebury Community Network, World Climate Report, The Weather Wiz, Dr. Roy Spencer, Prometheus, The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition, Warmal Globing, Ice Age Now, Climate Audit, Tom Skilling's Blog, Global Warming Hoax, CFACT, Gary Sharp, Carbon Folly, Planet Gore, American Thinker, Newsbusters.org, Business & Media Institute, Milo Yiannopoulos, Andrew Bolt, Christopher Booker, Drudge Report


The new ecologically friendly smokeblecher industries LLC

2000 Zionists have established a commanding presence at the American Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, Center for Security Policy, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Heritage Foundation, Hudson Institute, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, and Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.

2007 Utah Families Foundation received $40,000 from PhRMA, $30,000 from Barr Pharmaceuticals, $27,500 from Sepracor, $25,000 from Eli Lilly, $25,000 from Becton Dickerson, and another $25,000 from AstraZeneca. Senator Orrin G. Hatch helped found Utah Families Foundation. Pharmaceutical and health-product corporations have donated $1.25 million directly to Senator Orrin G. Hatch's campaigns since 1998, and paid for seven trips he took in 2006 alone.

"Corporations wanting help in advancing their agendas often turn to think tanks. In addition to providing the appearance of independent support for corporate policies, think tanks combine a scholarly image with expertise at how to play the media and policymakers alike. To give just one example, the Chicago-based Heartland Institute is holding a conference in New York this week, featuring a persistent if increasingly-isolated group of global warming skeptics. Heartland has a long history of being well-funded by the tobacco industry and fossil fuel companies. Not that Heartland discloses which corporations and foundations fund its operations; it, like many think tanks, prefers secrecy." - Bob Burton March 6, 2009

"Many of the estimated 37,000 French journalists see themselves more as intellectuals than as reporters. Instead of merely reporting events, they often try to analyze developments and influence readers with their own biases. At the same time, many political or economic journalists are educated at the same elite schools as the politicians they cover. As a consequence, many reporters do not necessarily regard their primary role as being that of a watchdog or a counterweight to the political and economic powers in place." - Open Source Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 16 July 2008

"German policy research institutes influence decision making of the federal and state governments, and their work is becoming more visible in the German media. Many receive government funding, and most maintain close ties with universities. German think tanks include major foreign policy institutes, peace research organizations, economic research institutes, party foundations, and non-traditional think tanks." - Open Source Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, 5 March 2008

According to the Open Source Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence the French and the Germans are biased. Any individual that does the rudimentary critical thinking on this issue will realize that there is absolutely no difference between the French, the Germans, the English and the Americans or for that matter any other social culture or group when it comes to bias.

The oil and coal industries spend $427 million in the first six months of 2008 in political contributions, lobbying expenditures and advertising to oppose climate action.

Polar Bears on Thin Ice

2009 Consumer Energy Alliance launches an ad campaign supporting tar sands oil. Consumer Energy Alliance members include American Petroleum Institute, BP, ExxonMobil, Shell Oil and US Chamber of Commerce.

FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity are lead partners in a network which includes the Tea Party Patriots, Grassfire, Conservatives for Patients' Rights, 60. FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity are sister groups split from Citizens for a Sound Economy founded by David Koch and the support of ExxonMobil. FreedomWorks receives funding from tobacco conglomerate Philip Morris and Richard Scaife. FreedomWorks and Americans for Prosperity work closely with the American Petroleum Institute.

CO2 Is Green and Plants Need CO2 is a project by H. Leighton Steward. H. Leighton Steward is a director at EOG Resources, formerly Enron Oil and Gas Company, and an honorary director of the American Petroleum Institute.

"We find it dismaying that the Chamber neglects the indisputable fact that a decisive majority of experts have said the data on global warming are compelling and point to a threat that cannot be ignored. " - Peter Darbee, PG&E CEO, letter withdrawing PG&E from US Chamber of Commerce September 2009

The Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CSEC), is a front group for the Nuclear Energy Institute(NEI). Nuclear Energy Institute showcases former Greenpeace activist turned corporate public relations consultant Patrick Moore. NEI was created by the public relations firm Hill & Knowlton.

The World Climate Report blog is produced by New Hope Environmental Services. Patrick Michaels, a senior fellow with the Cato Institute founded New Hope Environmental Services. Cato Institute funding supported the 'extensive background research' for his 2009 book, 'Climate of Extremes.'' Cato Institute corporate sponsors include General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Toyota, Volkswagen and the American Petroleum Institute.

The top ten list of climate lobbying firms includes Ogilvy Government Relations, Patton Boggs, Bracewell & Giuliani, and Hunton & Williams. Hunton -- the firm behind the Water Policy Institute -- counts Cleco, FirstEnergy, the Gas Processors Association and Koch Industries among its climate lobbying clients.

ExxonMobil funding of climate change skeptics (1998-2014 = $30,925,235)



which makes more sense

"Is it not a little unseemly for Washington to be suddenly shocked at the fact that those with interests in what governement does seek out like-minded advocates?

Bent on becoming an opinion journalist, I landed a syndicated column. But I could never live on what it paid alone. I affiliated with the Cato Institute, which always encouraged my work. I ghostwrote Op-Ed articles, drafted political speeches, prepared internal corporate briefings and strategized business media campaigns.

All the while, I also wrote commentary and opinion pieces. Virtually everyone I worked with, or wrote for, had an ax to grind. Think tanks and opinion journals have explicit ideological perspectives, which they support through fund raising. Politicians, PR firms, companies and associations have explicit agendas.

What is an aspiring ideologue to do if he believes something in principle and the person or group willing to offer support to write about it has an economic interest in the outcome? Many supposedly "objective" thinkers and "independent" scholar/experts these days have blogs or consulting gigs, or they are starting nonprofit Centers for the Study of (...). Who funds their books, speeches or other endeavors? Often it's those with an interest in the outcome of a related debate. The number of folks underwriting the pursuit of pure knowledge can be counted on one hand, if not one finger. " - Doug Bandow, former Op-Ed columnist and Cato Institute affiliate


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