[LINK] Obama election technology. (It's too quiet.)

tomk tomk at unwired.com.au
Tue Nov 20 14:23:09 AEDT 2012

On 20/11/2012 11:54 a.m., grove at zeta.org.au wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Nov 2012, tomk wrote:
>> On 20/11/2012 9:20 a.m., Jim Birch wrote:
>>> "The opinions that are held with passion are always those for which 
>>> no good
>>> ground exists; indeed the passion is the measure of the holder's 
>>> lack of
>>> rational conviction."
>>> -- Bertrand Russell
>> Look at that,  we changed the topic to Global Warming and I didn't even
>> say anything....
> ...and bertrand would have something pertinent to say about that, 
> too.....
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_3aPkzHpT8M
> "...ask yourself only, what are the facts and what is the truth the 
> facts bear out....."

and in that one line we have the answer - he omits any mention of the 
anecdotal or the modeling of, insisting that we should rely on just 
"provable" facts. Yet Bertrand suggests that we should tolerate those 
with a different view.
Even if they are wrong because they are desperate for research funds on 
the only topic the Government will pay for and they have to feed their 

So I declare, today is kiss a climatologist day. Bertrand said so.

> http://peerlesscynic.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/the-shocking-reality/
Shame - I liked Naomi Klein, but she has tasted the coolaid. I wonder 
how much coolaid is needed to turn the head of any sensible person that 
understands that empirical is merely a growing pile of the anecdotal and 
anecdotal can be purchased with lots of coolaid - I am sad for the 
nation where continuing Governmental fiscal irresponsibility towards 
it's peoples future generations education (not overseas students) have 
forced pro-vice-chancellors to steer academic institutions towards an 
invisible corporatism that can only end at the entrance to a dark world 
full of black booted, leather jacketed, cattle prod swinging, bullies.

> rachel

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