Dead Wild Roses: We Can All Be Manipulated

Theramin Trees has put up another wonderfully well done video. I am once again in awe of his clarity and thoroughness. Truly, his is some of the highest quality content on youtube. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend watching his other videos after you’ve finished with this one. Filed under: Religion Tagged: Cognitive Dissonance, Manipulative Groups, ...

Dead Wild Roses: We Can All Be Manipulated

Theramin Trees has put up another wonderfully well done video. I am once again in awe of his clarity and thoroughness. Truly, his is some of the highest quality content on youtube. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend watching his other videos after you’ve finished with this one. Filed under: Religion Tagged: Cognitive Dissonance, Manipulative Groups, ...

Politics and its Discontents: Truer Words…..

Can’t disagree with this: H/t The Knowledge Movement Recommend this Post

Alberta Diary: A meditation on the parlous state of the prime ministerial belfry: is he batty, or what?

Psychological-political portrait of Prime Minister Stephen Harper by Edmonton artist William Prettie. (Used with permission.) Below: The young Vladimir Putin; the young Stephen Harper. When I ponder our prime minister’s mental state nowadays, my mind spontaneously offers up a rude phrase about the things bats leave behind in belfries. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has got ...

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Cognitive Dissonance #nlpoli

People like things in life to fit together. When things don;t fit together, people get upset.  They get fidgety.  They try to make things fit together. It’s an idea regular readers know from other posts.  Take this bit from a post from 2012 as a good example of how some people react when faced with ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Emily Willingham Uses SFARI Pulpit To Misrepresent Severe Autism Disorder And Intellectual Disability

Emily Willingham argues that persons like my son,  with severe autism disorder and intellectual disability,  should remain invisible with the focus on those with “pure” autism and no intellectual disability SFARI has done Emily Willingham a favor, allowing her to use their site as a platform to further her efforts to render invisible the realities ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

knitnut.net: My visit to the seamy underbelly

At the harbour, outside my hotel So…I went to Vancouver for a whirlwind business trip. I arrived Wednesday afternoon and left Friday morning. I was working most of the time, but I did have two more-or-less free evenings, so I did what I could to cram Vancouver in. I hadn’t been there in 30-odd years, ...