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About this blog: Real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. I stumbled across this insight as a teenager (in the 1960s). As a grad student, I belonged to an org...  (More)

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Anonymous Sources: Facebook and YouTube suppressing important questions and discussion
Nov 12, 2019 3:17 am
Comments: 27 | Views: 1,309

On Friday night (11/8), Facebook and YouTube announced that they would suppress any postings that included the name of the person widely believed to be the ==I "whistleblower&q... More
Skeptical of the "skeptics" but not the advocates?
Sep 22, 2019 5:21 am
Comments: 34 | Views: 2,924

In another blog on this site "^Skeptics, Dupes and Paranoids^" about the... More
Moral Panic, again on guns
Aug 22, 2019 5:32 am
Comments: 21 | Views: 2,686

A moral panic involves masses of people becoming irrational about a problem, both over-estimating how widespread and serious it is and demanding immediate action... More
de facto Emancipation Proclamation of May-August 1861: Events dictating decisions, not vice versa
Aug 4, 2019 4:06 am
Comments: 0 | Views: 929

Too often history classes and books tell us that things happened when they became official instead of when they became effectively inevitable with an explanation... More
Support your local whistleblowers (inside social media companies)
Jul 3, 2019 4:28 pm
Comments: 26 | Views: 2,577

The Declaration of Independence is the name of the document, but the war is commonly called the American Revolution because it was much more than a war for independence.... More
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