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Scientology PR Tactics in action - Jeffrey Augustine Tells Us What To Think

My previous post on this topic discussed how people like Mark Rathbun, Mike Rinder, Karen De La Carriere, Steve Hall, Chris Shelton, and so on and so on, were all touched by what I called the “slavemaster disease” – an obsession with APPEARANCES and ACCEPTANCES. 1,663 more words

L. Ron Hubbard

It sounded so exotic to me...

It sounded so exotic to me…the jungles, the flowers, the Amazon, tropical drinks by an invisible edge pool…but when I actually went to South America I found the truth of the place to be something quite unexpected. 8,201 more words

Historical Research

What Really Happened At The Missouri Institute of Psychiatry - CIA, MKUltra and Scientology

“The best safeguard against abuses in the future is a complete public accounting of the abuses of the past.”
— Senator Edward Kennedy on MKULTRA… 23,534 more words

Historical Research

Making the Data fit the Hypothesis is not Science: The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), "Weasel Phrases," "Framing" and "Data-Dredging."

Principles of Addiction Medicine devotes a chapter to Physician Health Programs. Written by Paul Earley, M.D., FASAM,1 Earley states that the lifetime prevalence of substance abuse or addiction in physicians found by Hughes… 739 more words

Addiction Medicine

Michael Lawrence Langan, M.D. reblogged this on Disrupted Physician and commented:

This is an example of language framing. Language framing uses words and phrases to direct attention to a point of view to advance a vested interest. In this case the use of the phrase “honest and denial free” in the context of physician reporting imparts associative meaning to the reader. As denial is a recurring motif and cardinal attribute of physician addiction according to the paradigm, the connotation is that the reports by physicians may have been influenced by dishonesty and denial while face-to-face interviews done by “trained” interviewers were not. “Framing” is another propaganda technique designed to tell the audience how to interpret the information given through context. The message here is that the somewhat less lifetime prevalence of substance abuse and addiction in physicians found by anonymous mail survey may be underreported as a result of both methodology and denial. [caption id="attachment_49888" align="aligncenter" width="660"]Slide08 AMSA is now known as the ASAM[/caption] But in actual fact there is a large body of research regarding “social desirability bias” that shows the converse to be true.

The Two Robert Whitakers And The Two Subjects: Bad Psychiatry and The British "Started" Interpol

 

Imagine my surprise when I came across not one but two Robert Whitakers both having some very important information/views on what I’m researching right now. 8,883 more words

Historical Research

Making the Data fit the Hypothesis is not Science: The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), "Weasel Phrases," "Framing" and "Data-Dredging."

Principles of Addiction Medicine devotes a chapter to Physician Health Programs. Written by Paul Earley, M.D., FASAM,1 Earley states that the lifetime prevalence of substance abuse or addiction in physicians found by Hughes… 739 more words

Addiction Medicine