News and Effect

The hopeless bullshit levels prompted Elaine and me to put together a Short Course in Reality this afternoon.  See if you can figure this out without help:

Uranium One informant says Moscow paid millions in bid to influence Clinton.  Now grok this detailed chart for the dopes who still don’t get this “soft coup” concept:
Following this yet?  Don’t ask a liberal for help – they’ll explain horse-pucky and ask you to salute!

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News and Effect — 9 Comments

  1. “Somewhere between your grammatical genius and Bryce’s utter contempt for punctuation is where I seem to land most days.” Absolutely had to be said. Thanks for Ure astute observations.

  2. Faced with complexity, even the smartest of us turn to a cognitive process referred to as a heuristic; a quick and dirty way of evaluating the likelihood of an outcome based on simple judgments.

    Ure tremendous ability to tap into the “Universal Intelligence”,
    and create exempleary literary productions, have me in awe.
    I can not, however, fathom how you morph from Ure state of producing the excellence of presenting those “theorums” that have a even a remote chance of improving “Joe Average’s” reality, to something, that so tragically negates the excellence of the former.

    When you resort to espousing the theory of eliminating all non-conservative based groups,thinking, or existence, because of their inherent evil and democratic ending apocalyptic mental states, you have given credence to a “theroy” which is, as you most certainly know, a human based opinion with which a new human based observation can always invalidate.

    A theorem is a statement which is proven from known facts: if it’s really a theorem, then it’s a theorem forever: no “new facts” can come along and cause a theorem to become invalid.

    Arrow’s theorem, in political science, is the thesis that it is generally impossible to assess the common good.

    If we can identify how different messages produce different emotional and moral responses, under which conditions, and what subsequent behaviours result, then we are better placed to talk about exactly what and who are controlling the minds and hearts of the humans living, now, on this world of ours.

    • While I diagram some of the impossibly big thoughts you offer, let me respond to the most simple accusation:

      “When you resort to espousing the theory of eliminating all non-conservative based groups,thinking, or existence, because of their inherent evil and democratic ending apocalyptic mental states, you have given credence to a “theroy” which is, as you most certainly know, a human based opinion with which a new human based observation can always invalidate. ”

      Where, for heaven’s sake did you come up with THAT idea? Nothing I’ve written, I’m quite sure! I think you are confusing passing, focused, disgust and loathing for those who cheat the system, with something more Hitlerian. Alas, the acuity tuning needs to be adjusted. Yes, government has roles beyond simple police and fire services. BUT, the liberal answers that have wasted now $20-trillion on welfare and have only managed to create drug culture hangouts while breaking up black families because of ill-conceived punitive metrics, well, I don’t think that’s helped anyone.
      But that’s not to say I endorse the elimination of the radical left any more than the radical right – UNTIL THEY CHEAT and weaponized the system against We the People.
      And THAT is something – regardless of party – I an wholeheartedly against. I covered (and when the microphones in the radio news department were off indeed cheered) the resignation of CHEATER Richard Nixon. That he was a republican was incidental, I think, to him being at the core a CHEATER on the American public. Yet somehow, fast forward 50, when a democrat president is also a CHEATER, why was he not hounded from office?>
      In my (admittedly absolutist metrics-based) worldview, people fall into two bit buckets. Those honest at their core and CHEATS. Cheats have a wide range of motion – cheat on spouses, cheat on country, cheat in markets, cheat on taxes and on and on.

      Perhaps you have thus confused my disgust with the Cheater Class with thinking that all who would be left would be conservatives. I assure you, this is not the case.

      I remain extremely liberal on civil rights, very conservative in finance, and either side of most other issues depending on the weather and which side of the bed I got up on. (Laughably, it’s always the left, BTW, since crawling over Elaine would be rude, lol!)

      As for changing the lives of Joe Average an family? “Not my yob.”

      I like to think of my writing and websites as “Places you lead the thirsty horse to…”

      You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them think.

      Your comments and depth of sentence structure are a marvel to behold, notwithstanding.

      Somewhere between your grammatical genius and Bryce’s utter contempt for punctuation is where I seem to land most days.

      • Bill Clinton’s impeachment didn’t happen because of positive social mood, DJIA as the ‘sociometer’ (hint: it was rising). Sounds like Bryce has really put your brain thru the blender, trying to decipher his ad nauseum babbling, try looking at facts:

        Read the whole thing (if this won’t open, I will email to you)
        http://www.socionomics.net/2013/07/article-social-mood-influences-political-outcomes-and-perceptions-of-leaders-2/

      • Forgive me for giving you a false impression as to my “grammatical genius”, as I must admit and plead guilty to the literarily insidious habit of “cut and insert and paste”. The preceding grouping, is an example of my failings.

        As to your example of leading the “proverbial horse” to a source of water, Ure goal of providing the “dismounted horseman” a choice of “watering holes” is admirable..providing, of course, you have a complete knowledge of the many forms of potentially fatal water born poisons that a “critter” that is thirsty will drink from. If a critter is thirsty it will drink anything, without any prodding from said “dismounted horseman”.

        If you have knowledge of the “Availability Heuristic”, Ure emotional decisions may reflect those that are explained in a partial definition:

        People are inclined to make decisions based on how readily available information is to them. If you can easily recall something, you are likely to rely more on this information than other facts or observations. This means judgements tend to be heavily weighted on the most recent piece of information received or the simplest thing to recall.

        May I suggest that during your “News Reading” days in Seattle, your views of life, while living aboard your “36 foot Westsail”..was considerably less biased towards classifying “cheaters” as the the primordial essence behind the “druggie enclaves” and “black family disassociation”?

      • Hmmm…erudite as always, but factually wrong. (It was a Hunter 40, not a Westsail, by the way – a terrible sin commissioned there by ranking a PHRF handicap 111 boat in with the PHRF 200-something Westsails.

        As to the poisoned waters, I apply plenty of rum to neutralize most dangers except habituation.

        And in younger news days I had to tolerate fools. With the sands of time wearing at my body, there’s less time for long reflect on the folly of other and snap judgments let us get on with the important work to do during whatever time rmeains each of us.

  3. If that were the case George. The Asian markets and Europe wouldn’t be taking a beating as well.

  4. Is the top in? Is this the look out below time?
    What your thinking.
    Thanks,
    Tom