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@SenTedCruz .@SenTedCruz (@TedCruz), I couldn't beyond a few seconds into this bit of #propaganda, #Renfield, because this was not #reporting, #news, or #journalism.

This was a #FoxNews #MAGA[t] leading with #Republican/#Trump #talkingpoints and you nodding, stupidly, in agreement...
@SenTedCruz @tedcruz ...and following the script.

In other words, this is just you playing the #MAGA[ts], #Renfield - again.

There were no "emails showing Facebook acting as state agency on behalf of the federal government."

The #FauciEmails is another point of phony #outrage for #Republicans.
@SenTedCruz @tedcruz .@tedcruz (@SenTedCruz), what's especially hysterical about this clip, your tweet, and your claim, #Renfield, is that you hypocritically make this claim about a @FoxNews piece and it's #FoxNews that acts as a #propaganda outlet for the @GOP - and always has.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/12/2021…
GOP State Lawmaker Slammed For Saying 3/5 Compromise Aimed To End Slavery…

#PartisanPolitics #SystemicRacism #institutionalSlavery #RevisionistHistory
Educated man says he’d rather die than risk dying from AstraZeneca vaccine…

#humor #vaccines #COVID19 #CriticalThinking
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We live in an attention #economy & what #Tweetiatricians have known for decades (#Twitter started in 2006): importance of drawing attention to factual science-based information as compared to #misinformation & #disinformation, especially on #vaccines…
You have to be fast & prolific to play catch up to this. I have 77K tweets, a moderate sized band of 6K followers interested enough to tolerate my volume but use of hashtags allows reach across Twittersphere. Trending hashtags = better for riding a way for that attention economy
If is unclear if we are now so siloed that tweets are ineffective with anti-vaxx. But not all anti-vaxx are QAnon
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/22/2021…
‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump…

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/16/2020…
10 Best Non-War History Books of 2020 | RealClearHistory…

#book #history
The Technium: The Shirky Principle…

#shirky #principle
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Umberto Eco's 14 Common Features of #Fascism (+a few more)

Famous Italian author Umberto Eco (Name of the Rose) grew up under Mussolini, & certainly knows what fascism looks like Image
The cult of tradition. “One has only to look at the syllabus of every fascist movement to find the major traditionalist thinkers. The Nazi gnosis was nourished by traditionalist, syncretistic, occult elements.” #Fascism Image
The rejection of modernism. “The Enlightenment, the Age of Reason, is seen as the beginning of modern depravity. In this sense Ur-Fascism can be defined as irrationalism.” #Fascism Image
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435,000 Brits have had Covid (including me)

If you think it's all a hoax, ask yourself: why would we lie? What's the benefit to us?

And how are we organising this big lie? How are we coordinating with the 32m+ others around the world who've had it.

And why?

And if you think it's not us patients who are lying, it's the medical profession: why?

Doctors don't get a % of value of the drugs they sell, so there is literally no reason for them to make this up.

And doctors and medical professionals are working incredibly long hours in incredible discomfort, and often dying, for no extra money. Are they doing this to support a conspiracy? If you think they are, as yourself: why? What's in it for them?

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Was reading upon #Biases & learnt a lot. Thought of sharing a few pointers .
Simply put Bias is a disproportionate weight in favour of or against any idea/thing in all aspects of life.
Few types of Biases ( out of the many) with not so random images. :)
The #DunningKruger effect now is fairly well known , wherein people with limited knowledge overestimate their competence, whilst the actually knowledgeable question themselves often .
"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge".
A very interesting bias wherein we credit our successes to purely ourselves, but when things go awry we cite luck & external forces .
Rings any bells?
Basically a defence mechanism to protect our self esteem & eventually from personal responsibility.
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A look at some of the principles of critical thinking:

(A thread with video links)

The Burden of Proof: Makers of supernatural claims have an inescapable burden of proof.


A look at some of the flawed thinking that prompts people who believe in certain non-scientific concepts to advise others who don't to be more open-minded.

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Vital to all movements today is critical thinking. Good cheat sheet on the skill: ask these questions when we are weighing information. And see thread for new videos from True True Truth. #criticalthinking…
From Alex Trebek: Watch “#Conspiracy Theories: Alex Trebek” #criticalthinking on #Vimeo
Watch “#Conspiracy Theories: Paul Rudd” on #Vimeo #criticalthinking
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“For a few to be immortal, #ManyMustDie” movie #InTime
Same is true for a few 1000s to be multi-billionaires

#MakeAmericaHumane & better at #CriticalThinking

#COVID19 exposes we afford what we value

What’s our value? What’s the value of work?

Without discussing power, understanding money is meaningless.

Money is about trade of our contributions to living so we together, cooperatively survive. Sounds all so simple until we wonder about power.

Hierarchy v Democracy
We’ve tied money with power as though that’s justice & fairness & it’s not

Why not? Arbitrariness of worthiness of work v ownership

Economies require us all—workers & consumers—so when it thrives, why don’t we all? Not suggesting equal stuff, just equal equal viability—worth
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Are you awake yet?

Who will you listen to?
⛔️ Are there instruments of propaganda active in the world?
💠 If so, what are they?
🈶 Why should you care?

Ignorance is a choice. #FreedomIsntFree

The Gist 1

➡️ 2.1 Million in Nursing Homes (0.62% of US pop.)
➡️ 42% of #Covid19 deaths in US occured in Nursing Homes

% of all US COVID deaths happening in Nursing Homes:
Ohio 70%
Minnesota 81%
Pennsylvania 69%
The Gist 2:

New York, New Jersey, Michigan (Democrat) governors made regulation REQUIRING nursing homes accept patients with Active COVID infections.

Yes, you read that correctly.

Why? Coincidence? Reasons? Justification? Ignorance?…
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Team Khadim ul Khalaq Foundation (KKF) with the support of the United States Institute of Peace (@USIP) conducted its seventh training under the project “Promoting Peace Through Critical thinking”. ImageImageImage
The 5-days training was held at Govt High School Kohi Sher Haider Bara, where middle & high-grade students were engaged in lectures, group activities & video documentaries on various themes such as Empathy, Peace/Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, Leadership & Interfaith Harmony. ImageImageImage
The curriculum of our schools offers very little content on peace education. This project is an attempt to build the capacity of youth while empowering them with skills required to promote peace and prevent them from joining militant/radical organizations in this region. ImageImageImageImage
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Things to think about before you share something on social media:

A few basic questions to ask before sharing anything you did not write yourself, especially something you found on social media:
(1) Who wrote this?

(2) When was it written? Is it still current?

(3) What do you know about the author (not the person who shared it, the *author*) that makes them a trustworthy source? What conflicts of interest do they have?
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There are MAJOR issues with the image below depicting #equality & #equity, HOWEVER, there are Nepalis (including an association of private school teachers in the country) that think/believe d third method is the way to go when it comes to providing equity in education!
#Nepal 1/n
First, the MAJOR issues with the image.

"Imagine if you will, 3 people —all the same goddamn size. [...] The foundation on which these people stand is unequal, [....]"

That is, the PEOPLE aren't the problem! Follow link for more. 2/n #Equality #Equity…
In d context of education in #Nepal, what lies beyond d wall is QUALITY which imparts #CriticalThinking skills, among other things, to a majority or a significant percentage of students. What we have, on this side of the wall, in d country is... #equity 3/n
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Step back & ask what is money?

Biggest threat to wealthy is exposing worth is a malleable human invention

@Teri_Kanefield nails it—democracy vs hierarchy

Declaration of Independence’s equal worth clashes with our innate differences

To what extent does worth lie in our humane treatment of others?

In our abilities, activities in context of others?

In our accumulation of wealth through our exchanges?

Worth & worthiness & our tenuous clutching to our own value frames freedom & humane choices or lack of them.
What’s likely driving the fervor to restart the economy at the expense of others lives is a fear that the longer we continue relying on essential workers previously labeled “menial” & “low value” we openly expose the lie that wealth is worth.

That we afford what we value.
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New Deal For Nature picks up speed. Here we have Global Deal for Nature. All language/marketing leads to Global Deal For Billionaires.

"© Copyright Global Deal for Nature, a project of Sustainable Markets Foundation"
All aboard the Global New Deals for Nature train. #NewDealForNature, Voice for the Planet, Global Deal For Nature. Here we have science is being used as a tool and even a weapon to privatize the commons under the guise of protecting nature, climate & biodiversity.
We are subjected to the branding "United Behind the Science" with a heavy emphasis from the face of the campaign (exploited Thunberg) to "listen to the science". Unite Behind the Science is not meant to protect Earth. It is meant to unleash a new era of privatization & plunder.
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1/Introduction to Personal Knowledge Mastery by Harold Jarche

What skills do we need to face the 21st Century?
#pkm #criticalthinking #futurethinking #systemsthinking #education
2/ How to get contexts, trends and perspective from history? Some suggestions on useful books…
3/Socrates wrote nothing. HE was the oral tradition
Plato was the transition to the written word
Shit to nation state
Shift electricity -> networks 1850
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Everything ready for the #ObservatorioDeLaCiudad

The brand new permanent citizen body of @MADRID composed with 49 randomly selected participants #deliberation #democracy
The mayor @ManuelaCarmena ready to welcome in the Pleno all participants of the #ObservatorioDeLaCiudad #sortition #civiclottery #democracy
El #ObservatorioDeLaCiudad now deliberative coaching by facilitators #criticalThinking #collaborativeWorkflow
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Key point made by @wbeke from @cdenv in his answer to #Orban's apology letter: beyond apologies, the problem is about respecting fundamental #values such as #Freedom of the #press, separation of powers and #solidarity. Still no place for #Fidesz in @EPP.…
.@ManfredWeber twisting Orban's hand to keep @CEUhungary is great but it addresses just a part of Orban's war against #knowledge & #CriticalThinking. How about #media pluralism, #school and #HigherEducation, #cultural institutions, #NGOs and now the #Academy of Science (#MTA)?
While the @EPP is deciding whether its future will be defined by values or interests, we at @momentumhu consider it our mission to stand up for #Knowledge & #CriticalThinking + defend and build our own #future toward a truly #European #Hungary . Orban, #YouWontStealOurFuture!
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