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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/25/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/11/25/dai…
Millions of crabs shut down the streets on Australia's Christmas Island

usatoday.com/story/news/wor…

#RedCrabs #australia #ChristmasIsland
The impact of flowering plants on the evolution of life on Earth

phys.org/news/2021-11-i…

#evolution #FloweringPlants #impact #ResearchResults
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"USAReally is a news website with apparent ties to the Internet Research Agency, the Russian "troll factory" that received indictments from Robert Mueller." Russian Oligarch, Putin Chef, Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of the 'Federal News Agency', 'launched it'.
businessinsider.com/ap-russian-bot…
'USAReally' :: It Begs to be Mapped

I started long ago but never really dug in. It smells like 'Cognitive Warfare' and reads like 'Propaganda' with links to sites pumping the usual swill...

Let's begin. Image
25 September 2018: The New York Times reports that the Moscow-based news website "USAReally Com" appears to be a continuation of the IRA's fake news propaganda efforts targeting Americans.

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I was asked recently to provide some examples of health and fitness marketing that makes false claims and/or exploits human biases. I came up with a billion examples. Here are just 6:

#science #skepticism #criticalthinking #exercise #health
1/6. All-natural #wheyprotein. It exploits the irrational cognitive bias towards natural products.
2/6. L-carnitine sold for decades as a ‘fat burner’ despite research which failed to show consistent and reliable outcomes.
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Nearly all scientists say climate change is real & caused by humans. But maybe it’s a hoax…& they’re all conspiring? 1/6

Thanks @johnfocook for these amazing comics featuring @MichaelEMann, @rahmstorf, @PeterGleick, @ClimateOfGavin, & @SarahEMyhre from his @crankyuncles book! Image
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1/ Yes, #Academic reasoning of value proposition. I have over 11+ years as an academic & professor. Most academics are good at analyzing & assessing things, as to building #DisruptiveTechnology The hungriest & most talented #entrepreneurs who designed from 1st Principles $eGLD ⚡️
2/ They have sold public that somehow you can have #Academics analyze something that has NEVER been done before. The very premise of value proposition is faulty at its core. $eGLD & $ADA You don’t know what you don’t know in #DisruptiveTechnology that is what makes it disruptive
3/ Many people don’t even understand what the #DisruptiveTechnological cycle looks like, behaves like or that this is what they are investing in. #CriticalThinking has all been lost among some. The level of comfort & deception is powerful. $ADA will do well but any one believing
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 07/13/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/07/13/dai…
Poverty in 2021 looks different than in 1964 – but the US hasn’t changed how it measures who’s poor since LBJ began his war

theconversation.com/poverty-in-202…

#poverty #usa #measures #relevance #alternatives
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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 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/05/12/dai…
GOP State Lawmaker Slammed For Saying 3/5 Compromise Aimed To End Slavery

huffpost.com/entry/tennesse…

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

thebeaverton.com/2021/04/educat…

#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

econreview.berkeley.edu/paying-attenti…
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 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/01/22/dai…
‘A Total Failure’: The Proud Boys Now Mock Trump

nytimes.com/2021/01/20/tec…

#PartisanPolitics
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/16/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/12/16/dai…
10 Best Non-War History Books of 2020 | RealClearHistory

realclearhistory.com/articles/2020/…

#book #history
The Technium: The Shirky Principle

kk.org/thetechnium/th…

#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?

#CriticalThinking
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.

#CriticalThinking
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?

#CriticalThinking
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1/16
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. :)
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2/16
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".
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3/16
*#SelfServingBias*
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)


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



#CriticalThinking
Open-mindedness:

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.



#CriticalThinking
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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 wabisabilearning.com/blogs/critical…
From Alex Trebek: Watch “#Conspiracy Theories: Alex Trebek” #criticalthinking on #Vimeo vimeo.com/439361951
Watch “#Conspiracy Theories: Paul Rudd” on #Vimeo #criticalthinking vimeo.com/439362169
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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

#covid1948
#Covid_19
#Covid19aus
#MSM

forbes.com/sites/theapoth…
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%
etc.
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?

nypost.com/2020/04/23/nur…
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