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The Goat Diaries - Catching Up

The Goat Palace

I took a break from the Goat Diary reports over the Thanksgiving Holiday.  This past week I’ve been nose to grind stone getting my presentations ready for the 2018 Clicker Expo.  1,910 more words

The Goat Diaries

Read George Lakoff's 'Don't Think of An Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate' 10th Anniversary Edition

Stop whatever it is you’re doing, get a copy of the 10th anniversary edition of Don’t Think of an Elephant! by George Lakoff, clear your schedule, and read it. 306 more words

Use Your Power, Recruit Friends

Your Brain's Politics

Your Brain’s Politics –
How the Science of Mind Explains the Political Divide
By George Lakoff & Elisabeth Wehling
Imprint Academic – £9.95

The US Pledge of Allegiance says, ”…one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.” Well, we just established that America is actually a nation under two Gods. 209 more words

Politics

FRAMING AND DEBATE

FRAMING AND DEBATE

A Brazilian Archbishop before his death famously observed that “When I give the poor food they call me a saint, but when I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist.” So who are “they” who give GoebbelSpeak responses to such questions rather than answers on the merits of the issue as stated? 703 more words

The Fall Is Here, and Winter is Coming

I know that I have not written much on my blog since December. But a few things have happened in the last few days that have changed my thinking. 1,189 more words

meanwhile, in other news

I was taught by my father, and his father, a simple thought to apply to all information.

Consider the Source

This is a task made more difficult in our ‘modern’ life by the proliferation of ‘sources.’ We are overrun by sources that are willing to tell us what they think, or what they know, or what they believe, but few are actually reputable enough to be considered reliable in terms of ‘truth.’ 365 more words

American Life

The Authoritarian Personality and the National Divide

‘In talking to right-wing authoritarians (RWAs) — in any situation — the first and greatest challenge is to reduce the level of fear and increase the level of trust. 2,130 more words

Human Rights