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Most car crashes caused by cellular phone usage?

I saw an item on a Facebook group where the general meme was that everyone knows cellular phone usage while driving is the cause of most vehicle crashes. 553 more words

Smart people more likely to consume fake news

“On the left if you’re consuming fake news you’re 34 times more likely than the general population to be a college graduate,” says Green.

If you’re on the right, he says, you’re 18 times more likely than the general population to to be in the top 20 percent of income earners.

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Past week was great demo of power of propaganda

As everyone now knows, last week Sunday evening, United Airlines forcefully removed a passenger from one of their United Express branded aircraft.

The initial official statement from United Airlines was that they reluctantly had to remove a belligerent passenger from an overbooked flight, the passenger’s injuries were because the passenger fell and hurt himself, and the airline had every right to do so. 360 more words

Social Media

Who's to say what beliefs are correct or not?

Ever noticed how many quotes by famous, so called “successful”  people you see floating around on the internet? It’s quite interesting to ponder the reasons why it is seen  as important to include the name of the person who said the quote. 679 more words

Philosophy

Why "Why the Singularity is Bullshit" is Bullshit

Dave Cullen released a video on his YouTube channel, Computing Forever, entitled “Why the Singularity is Bullshit“. He makes a lot of claims in it that are themselves, well, bullshit. 653 more words

Philosophy

Getting off the media treadmill: part 2 - propaganda techniques

This article is the next in an ongoing series to explain how Americans are affected by media, to hopefully stop the wholesale manipulation of our feelings, to the detriment of America as a nation.  669 more words

News

Appeal to Authority

A tale is told in the seventh chapter of John’s Gospel
About officers sent to arrest the Messiah
Who fail-for a minute in His presence their doubts dispel… 147 more words

The Deity Of Jesus Christ