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About that Shale Oil 'Miracle'…

Unpacking the propaganda
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:16 AM

It's been said that humans are rationalizing -- not 'rational' -- animals. The deep truth in that statement is that we humans have strongly-held beliefs that color the information we take in an accept. We're often guilty of recognizing only the data that supports those beliefs while rejecting the rest.

For example, today most people place a great deal of faith in the potential for technology to fix whatever predicaments society may face in the future. And they support that view with cherry-picked data, while conveniently overlooking evidence suggesting technology is instead a sword with two edges. » Read more

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Anti-Gold Propaganda Reaches Fever Pitch

Take care to read through the 'framing'
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3:03 PM

There are times when the anti-gold propaganda in the western world, or at least the US, becomes just too much to let it pass by. I usually let it roll off but sometimes it needs to be illustrated for what it is.

A deliberate attempt to get people in the west to lose faith in the ability of gold to protect one's wealth, presumably with the side benefit of causing those same people to either not purchase gold at all, or to sell what they already have. » Read more