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Happy New Year for 2018
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A little knowledge
2018-01-02 02:48:26 UTC
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Happy New Year for 2018 -- my how time flies. It doesn't seem so long
ago we turned the corner into the year 2000 and the worries about Y2K
instabilities in the computer systems, nothing happened there, all the
worries were without foundation. And now we're already well into the
2000's. Where did the time go?

Anybody making any new year resolutions?
I usually do but most people say there's no point as they always end
up breaking them. I'm just running out of things to aspire to, so
might give it a miss this year.

Its easy when you've got lots of bad habits to think of things.
Its a good exercise in building willpower to make up a resolution and
then try and stick to it. I remember putting it to people about giving
up smoking - but they replied that they enjoyed it so why would they
want to give it up. The answer is that they should give it up DESPITE
the fact they enjoy it ie unless they like paying such large amounts
for a pack now the government keeps raising the taxes on tobacco.

Let us know your thoughts.


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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing


"The U.S. government does not study anything holistically. Everything
is studied in isolation from all else."
-- The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and
Trust (Manifesto Series) by Robert David Steele
http://www.phibetaiota.net/2014/05/robert-steele-at-libtechnyc-the-open-source-everything-manifesto/

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/01/07/the-origin-of-education-and-mandatory-schooling/
"From an early age, we are forced into a mandatory school system that
requires and encourages youth to attend for a large portion of their
human life, for six hours a day. Each child is required to learn the
accepted version of reality in order to fit into the specific mold
desired by the elite. Just like television, a large part of school is
simply programming. It’s ironic how the same families behind the
funding are responsible for many inhumane atrocities that took place
throughout history. They are also behind big oil, big pharma, food and
other industries that are becoming more transparent as of late. Kids
who do not fit into the system and do not resonate with it are usually
labelled and medicated. Essentially, the whole point of school is to
shape the reality of the student."


http://www.collective-evolution.com/2009/09/20/understanding-vs-memorization/
" ...if we were really taught to critically think do you think we
would have the systems we have in place now? Our financial system? Our
health system and its corruption? Events like 9/11? Religions? Even
our education system for that matter. If we were actually taught to
critically think, education as we know it would collapse on itself and
a new system would be built. If we were actually taught to critically
think, the powers at be would not have the control they do now, this
is why we are sent to school from such a young age, and why fear is
used to get us to continue in our later years."

http://www.collective-evolution.com/2009/09/20/understanding-vs-memorization/
"It is important we learn to understand the information we take in and
not simply memorize it, this will allow us to break each piece of
information down to its roots and find the truth or fallacy. It is
evident we rarely do this now by simply looking at the world we live
in. This does not mean we need to be skeptics or pessimists, or try
and logically think everything out, it simply means we should look to
understand our information and FEEL whether is bares truth. We need
not memorize information we receive from authority figures, it is a
choice, one we can all make from here on out."


Circular reasoning, also known as 'Begging the question'
http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/begging-the-question.html
eg of Begging the Question
Bill: "God must exist."
Jill: "How do you know."
Bill: "Because the Bible says so."
Jill: "Why should I believe the Bible?"
Bill: "Because the Bible was written by God [and god never lies]"


Is Big Pharma Addicted To Fraud?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikakelton/2013/07/29/is-big-pharma-addicted-to-fraud/


Patents Over Patients
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/01/opinion/01moss.html
"We could make faster progress against cancer by changing the way
drugs are developed. In the current system, if a promising compound
can’t be patented, it is highly unlikely ever to make it to market"





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2018-01-02 23:59:19 UTC
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Happy New Year for 2018 -- my how time flies. It doesn't seem so long
ago we turned the corner into the year 2000 and the worries about Y2K
instabilities in the computer systems, nothing happened there, all the
worries were without foundation. And now we're already well into the
2000's. Where did the time go?
Anybody making any new year resolutions?
I usually do but most people say there's no point as they always end
up breaking them. I'm just running out of things to aspire to, so
might give it a miss this year.
Its easy when you've got lots of bad habits to think of things.
Its a good exercise in building willpower to make up a resolution and
then try and stick to it. I remember putting it to people about giving
up smoking - but they replied that they enjoyed it so why would they
want to give it up. The answer is that they should give it up DESPITE
the fact they enjoy it ie unless they like paying such large amounts
for a pack now the government keeps raising the taxes on tobacco.
Let us know your thoughts.
Happy New Year to you. Wish you happiness and good healthy.

Giving up smoking is very hard to do.

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