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Ad Hominem Attacks, Libel and the Power of Ignorance (and the Dangers of Trusting Disreputable Online Fact Checkers)

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Duty to Warn

By Gary G. Kohls, MD – May 30, 2017

 

I dislike being duped by war-mongers, fascists, racists, politicians, the ultra-wealthy, narcissists, megalomaniacs, sociopathic entities, the over-privileged or anybody in a position of power and wealth that uses deception and lies in order to keep their power, wealth and “honor” intact. And that includes the powerful pharmaceutical and medical industries that had so much influence over my profession of medicine and which put so much effort into influencing me and my physician-colleagues into becoming high-volume prescription-writers. It should be mentioned that Big Pharma and Big Medicine have grown so top-heavy with high-priced administrators, bureaucrats, marketing agents and other non-care-givers that they now consider themselves to be “too big to fail- and even too big to even criticize”.

Cognitive dissonance is the psychological discomfort that most thinking humans experience when a deeply held belief is challenged by new information that disproves the old belief. Since it is impossible for most people to simultaneously hold two mutually exclusive beliefs, anxiety, confusion, anger and denial can result, including the urge to harm the messenger of the new truth.”

Libel is published defamation of character, as opposed to spoken defamation, which is slander. Libel can expose a person to hatred, shame, disgrace, contempt or ridicule; injure a person’s reputation or cause the person to be shunned or avoided; or injure the person in his or her occupation. Libel is by definition false.” www.thoughtco.com More

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America Wake Up! We’re On The Precipice Of WWIII

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Gina Flores

While most Americans continue to remain in a trance-like state, preoccupied with watching reality television and other forms of mass produced entertainment, it appears to anyone with his or her eyes wide open that the world is inching dangerously closer, each day, towards World War III.

The problem with most citizens living in the United States is that they secretly like to glorify war and have no real understanding about the horrors associated with armed conflicts. Americans watch too many war movies and television shows that intentionally glamorize war, violence and killing. It’s a form of sick and twisted entertainment that many people have become hopelessly addicted to.

Most American civilians have obviously not had to endure the terrible atrocities of war. They have not had to run for cover because of bombs being dropped in their communities. America is not a place where we have had to deal with bombs being dropped on us by jets or missiles (excluding Pearl Harbor). When Americans think of bombs exploding in a war scenario, they envision those explosions being detonated in the middle east or on some foreign soil.

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My humble radical fix for the world

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911 Grassroots Interviews Author/Would-Be Decider James Hufferd, Ph.D.

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911 Grassroots: So, Mr. Hufferd, what is it you would endeavor to “decide”, if you were able to, that is?

James Hufferd: Well, the fate of the world, to make it a better place for productive, well-intentioned people to live, even thrive in.

911 G: You don’t see it as that at present, then? How so?

JH: The world I see has become all tattered and twisted in knots, stressed way beyond the endurance of most. Or, we’ve just given up and avoid engagement in anything beyond our back yard. Or the elevator shaft allegedly connecting our flat with the ground. Our finances, for more of us every day, are in ruins, simply awful monsters we don’t dare face. World leaders are taunting each other worse than 6-year-olds fumbling nukes and other assorted w.m.d like carnival bears tossing around Tiffany glassware. Suicides 22 a day among those who’ve been pushed too close to the fire…

911 G: So then, what you’re suggesting is some now new way of wringing our hands?

JH: No! Gosh, I mean hell, no! That is what everyone seems to be doing – get out in the street and squall like an 8-month-old outraged toddler, maybe carrying signs, not buying Cheetos from the wrong stores, signing our name on a list – just the strategy we’ve been trying for a couple hundred years. And, surprise, it’s not working! Because – well, partly because, we’ve just telling people who do bad stuff to please knock it off. And it’s how they make their bucks, the way they bilk us, so they’re not going to stop it. They’re never going to. Because it works and we have no obvious way of ever stopping them. And a little part of what they do, after all, might even be good and needed. So, what we need to try to do is force a clear, reasonable limitation on it. Look, right now just might be the worst possible time to suggest what I’m about to suggest, what with this controversial, but generally cheered, staged reaction to Syria. Or, from another standpoint, if my idea can be tested by this and survive, well…

911 G: So, before we get too far into that, what is your take on what’s going on in Syria? More

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