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@IanGianni @jessgill03 From the wording of your replies you can't be that ignorant of the English language

So you're either trolling

Or in complete #CognitiveDissonance denial

No one mentioned the school rules

They are irrelevant

As is your imagined "Gotcha"

And "analogy"…
@IanGianni @jessgill03 A relevant analogy would be asking students

Q: Should pupils be allowed to ignore school uniform rules

A: Yes it's freedom of expression the basis of a free society

Q: Should pupils be allowed to wear a hijab or even a burqa in breach of school uniform rules

A: Ditto

@IanGianni @jessgill03 Q: Should pupils be allowed to wear a hijab or even a burqa in breach of school uniform rules in a Christian school forced or choosing to take Muslim pupils for diversity

A: Ditto Doubled down & it's Freedom of Religion too innit

Q: Should a Christian pupil be suspended for....
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In 1998, two Stanford students published "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine," in which they wrote, "Advertising funded search engines will be inherently biased towards the advertisers and away from the needs of consumers." 1/ A modified version of Hiero...
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
The co-authors were Lawrence Page and Sergey Brin, and the "large-scale hypertextual web search-engine" they were describing was their new project, which they called "#Google." They were 100% correct - prescient, even! 3/
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In an Invited Editorial in @JAMAOnc today, my colleagues & I call for health systems to develop “Comprehensive #Pandemic Support Programs” for their most vulnerable patients.

These are our Top 10 Tips!

THREAD 🧵… JAMA Oncology article, "Variability in COVID-19 Vaccine
Tip #1: Health systems should explain to all patients that #COVIDisAirborne and is best avoided through multi-layered mitigation. Swiss Cheese model of COVID mitigation
Tip #2: Health systems should prioritize getting the most vulnerable patients vaccinated & boosted.

Offer #vaccines on-site w/the SAFEST options.

Vulnerable patients want highly-ventilated or outdoor options & high-quality (e.g., N95) masks for safety. Make it happen. Vaccination given while clinician wears an N95 outdoors
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I was today years old when I learned that the scholar who defined the term “cognitive dissonance” did so after successfully predicting that many members of a doomsday cult would double down on their beliefs after a predicted apocalypse failed to occur.
He theorized that those who have not made a strong commitment to the prophecy with quietly lose their face, well, those that I’m giving away all their possessions would double down on the belief, no matter what.
Festinger’s hypothesis would be named cognitive dissonance, and flew in the faith of what of every existing theory of motivation and human behavior.
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This is what policy based on public health and not detached agenda or padding the rich pockets of Big Pharma looks like. 👇 And this is exactly why Team Biden and The Truman Show have painted Florida as the enemy.
And this isn't new. This has been the dynamic the entire time. 🚨
The experts advising our state's leaders banned as the speakers of such dangerous "disinformation" that you shouldn't be allowed to hear what they have to say. Meanwhile, the Cuomo brothers mock your lack of intelligence to your face.

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I see the new coping strategy regarding the ending of restrictions is that the protests accomplished nothing because we were going to re-open anyways.

I thought I would make a quick thread on how many reopening plans Ontario has already had.


Plan 1 was announced in May 2020 and it originally looked like this.
All of the regulations regarding the reopening plan would be legislated under the Reopening Ontario Act.

This legislation is still in force.

(More on that later)
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/21/2021…
Similar patterns of [18F]-FDG brain PET hypometabolism in paediatric and adult patients with long COVID: a paediatric case series…

#COVID19 #children #LongCOVID #biomarker #BrainPETScan #DataAnalysis
A Tunguska sized airburst destroyed Tall el-Hammam a Middle Bronze Age city in the Jordan Valley near the Dead Sea…

#CosmicAirburst #archaeology #MiddleBronzeAge #JordanValley
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My piece on the madness of the UK-Aus FTA. A trade deal that benefits (almost) nobody in the UK apart from our political elite.…
WARNING: Contains Dan Hannan. Protective gear advised before proceeding.
Apparently it's all good because we'll get cheaper meat. #CognitiveDissonance
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Oh the woes of #ethics, political & otherwise. Working thru them creates #neurobiological & #neurochemical responses while simultaneously causing the mind to instigate protective responses to the biological processes via concepts like #cognitivedissonance & #neuraldownshifting.
In other words, the conflict we often feel while wrestling thru internal conflicts (aka ethics) may create both biological & mental reactions, thus effecting how we feel & behave. Couple these reactions with principles, logics, & reasons we've believed but may or may not have
Practiced (Jesus is a warrior vs. turn the other cheek), & it is no wonder we feel so stressed. History will reveal whether we react physically, usually through violence or even war or isolation & negativity (all dems are bad for example), as others before us have done, or
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The #CapitolRiot. How did we get here? About 6 years ago the firehose of disinformation in the US was turned on full blast. The source was #RussianIntelligence. BUT THEN, they stepped back, because the seed was planted.…
The fissures in American society they were seeking to exploit, exploded open. When the dust settled, some of our fellow Americans bought fully into the lies the #GRU was pushing, even prominent educated citizens, journalists, politicians and others.…
Then in 2016 many of the conspiracy theories pushed out by groups like Qanon became convenient fodder for politicians, business people, journalists and everyday citizens seeking to push their own agendas. #CognitiveDissonance THAT is when the dangerous talk about #CivilWar began
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This @nytimes article is disgracefully deceptive. It is pure #propaganda serving to manufacture consent for #COVID19 #vaccines by deceiving about what science tells us about the #HerdImmunity threshold and the vaccine's effect on transmission.…
The @nytimes presents the figure of 60% as the most conservative of estimates, going up to 90% (which, absurdly, would put #SARSCoV2 at the contagiousness level of measles) when in fact scientists have also estimated that the #HerdImmunity threshold could be far lower.
For example, this preprint study estimated that the #HerdImmunity threshold could be as low as the range of 10% - 20%:…
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1/ THREAD: Body Language Analysis No. 4451: Trump delivers remarks in Oshkosh, WI — Trump wants two more terms (but believes he won't get it) — Nonverbal & #EmotionalIntelligence / #BodyLanguage #BodyLanguageExpert #DonaldTrump #CognitiveDissonance #Deception #Lying #Lie
2/ Earlier today, during a campaign speech in Oshkosh, WI, Trump said, "We are going to win four more years [crowd chants] And then after that, we'll go for another four years, because, ya know what, they spied on my campaign. We should get a redo of four years."
3/ Notice as he says, "We should get a redo of", Trump suddenly retracts his upper arm close to his torso and simultaneously positions his thumb and forefinger (index finger) approximately 3-4 inches apart. Image
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سیاسی و سماجی رویے اور Cognitive Dissonance
ہم سب زندگی میں کبھی نہ کبھی Cognitive Dissonance کا شکار ہوتے ہیں۔ یہ کوئی نفسیاتی بیماری نہیں بلکہ ایک قدرتی نفسیات کا حصہ ہے۔لیکن اس کو سمجھنا بہت ضروری ہے۔ یہ ہماری فیصلہ سازی کو منفی طور پر متاثر کر سکتی ہے۔
نوٹ: تحریر تھوڑی لمبی ہے مگر سماجی نفسیات کو سمجھنے کے لئیے کارآمد ہو سکتی ہے۔

دیکھتے ہیں Cognitive Dissonance کیا ہوتی ہے؟
جب عقیدے، رویے یا برتاو آپس میں میل نہ کھاتے ہوں تو ایک ذہنی کشمکش اور بے چینی کی کیفیت پیدا ہوتی ہے۔ اس کیفیت کو Cognitive Dissonance کہا جاتا ہے۔
عقیدے سے مراد مذہبی عقیدہ نہیں۔ یہاں عقیدے سے مراد یقین ہے جو کہ کسی بھی شے کے حوالے سے ہو۔

جب ہمیں کسی شے کے بارے میں اپنی رائے اور سوچ کے خلاف برتاو کرنا پڑتا ہے تو ہمارے ذہن میں ایک کشمکش پیدا ہوتی ہے کہ ہم نے اپنی سوچ اور رائے کر برعکس عمل کیا۔اب چونکہ ہم
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Whatever happens after the #transitionperiod ends, we can foresee that one or both “sides” will double down on their initial beliefs - as found in the #LeonFestinger 1956 study of the Seekers. ImageImageImageImage
Which is explained brilliantly by @TimHarford in his #CautionaryTales series (Wall Street Crash episode).

#CognitiveDissonance Image
Yes, I will be doubling down on this prediction regardless of what happens.

Although, it’s important to note the #Festinger study also found some people looked at the information afresh, when new information became available. Seems the best approach to take.
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This is a really important thread on the cognitive dissonance that exists around bullies & smear campaigns in the #domesticabuse sector. It’s an open secret that few are able to address openly because they fear being ostracised and even shut down by the inevitable smear campaign.
It’s something that I know many people in the sector have experienced and I also have personal experience. It is a conversation that others and I have had numerous times, over many years and it is an important issue. Why?
Because, how can you expect others to recognise abuse when you play a part in overlooking it?

This is the question that has been running through my mind and should really be running through the mind of EVERYONE who is involved in raising awareness and educating on #domesticabuse
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1/ Reteric I learned in college and other useful mental masturbation...
2/ As a concerned American citizen, there isn't much I can do about our military forces. let's face it we as Americans have no real say on what goes on in the military. This is seen in the most educated among us that do not advocate for the American soldier. I know this is a...
3/ ...broad statement so let me bring it down to a more realist understanding.
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