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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)
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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 1:07:17 AM

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It is however often observed that this sort of persuasion proves useful only in case of those who are accustomed to the recitation of the Kalimah during their lifetime. A story is related about a person who used to trade in straw. When he was about to die, people tried to persuade him to recite the Kalimah, but he only cried out, "The price of this bundle is so much and of that is so much." Many such incidents, which had been actually observed, have been described in the book, "Nuzhatul Basaateen".
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Absurdicuss
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:21:01 AM
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The power of money as leverage against acknowledging truth.
TheParser
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 7:53:09 AM
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That's why our media tell so many lies.

The journalists are not stupid.

But they know that the powers that be expect them to parrot certain ideas.

So since journalists have families to feed, they fall in line.
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Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 8:39:58 AM
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Daemon wrote:
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)


Not only salary (money) have a bias effect on people and therefore its understanding.
Trivium_Discipulus
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 1:15:54 PM
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Daemon wrote:
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)


Imagine the how much influence the Money Power has on societal understanding when they conjure the debt money that is, in turn, handed out as salaries.

Imagine!

Another very common quirk of human behavior that is used to great manipulative effect is the tendency of human’s to be insecure and, therefore, unwilling to admit error regardless of the facts arrayed against them. When combined with heavy doses of appeal to authority and appeal to popularity logical fallacy, a miniscule amount of people escape the cognitive bars that have been circumscribed to contain their thought patterns.

Fluoride is a prime example. The CDC can admit, in writing, no benefit… the EPA scientists can oppose it based on a plethora of research studies, Harvard can publish research correlating it to significantly reduced IQ… the average programmed autobot physician can’t provide any solid research to support their dictates (hence, the need to appeal to authority and popularity within authority instead of appealing to research!) and they still can’t even be bothered to research the data and logic (pillars of the Trivium Method!) that doesn’t exist to rationally support their views.

CDC response on fluoride and infants 5/12
http://dougcragoe.webs.com/apps/documents/
[PDF link to copy of letter on bottom left]

CDC says fluoride has no evidence of benefit for infants
http://www.naturalnews.com/036182_CDC_fluoride_infants.html

WHY EPA HEADQUARTERS UNION OF SCIENTISTS OPPOSES FLUORIDATION
http://www.nteu280.org/Issues/Fluoride/NTEU280-Fluoride.htm

Impact of fluoride on neurological development in children
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/fluoride-childrens-health-grandjean-choi/

[note – about 2.5 PPM correlated to about a 7 point IQ drop. People who exercise in hot climates get double the 0.8 PPM… That’s a 1.6 PPM dose. It is percutaneously absorbed through the skin – add more. It is used as a pesticide on our food – add more. Children are given fluoridated toothpaste and not told they have a neurotoxin in their mouths and must spit it out… but it is flavored so small children want to swallow it…

It is easy to see how 2.5 PPM is more common than one might think – even in the United States.
mirilli
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 1:23:25 PM

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Daemon wrote:
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)


Unpleasant and painful truth.
Ginosko Nkansah
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 1:34:02 PM

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In such situations there's nothing you can say to ma such a man convince all be his convition will make him jobbless and broke.
capitán
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 2:45:40 PM

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How much entertainment we need?
How stupid our sons and daughters will be?
How much poison we´ll eat and drink?
How lacking the health of our people will continue to be?

Ask god why he allows just a few
to do whatever they want with the rest of us.

Just don´t tell me it is all in gods´ plan,
for that would make of god the worst of all evils.
monamagda
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seemo74
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 6:56:12 PM

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That is totally true .
Verbatim
Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:46:18 PM
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Daemon wrote:
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)


He must understand what his salary depends upon, at least.
Elpuma1374
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 12:00:38 AM

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One's ability to understand something (knowledge) has NOTHING to do with money, therefore, I'm sorry, but I find this quote insulting. Thank you.
capitán
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 11:26:16 AM

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Elpuma1374 wrote:
One's ability to understand something (knowledge) has NOTHING to do with money, therefore, I'm sorry, but I find this quote insulting. Thank you.

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I am sorry,
but if you think money has nothing to do with education,
then you are blind to our worldwide social reality.

At least take one minute to figure out what this quotation is about,
where it was taken from, and what it means.

That you write so hastily, before even thinking for a second,
in a forum that is designed for everyone to think and share ideas...
...that I find insulting, my friend.
Verbatim
Posted: Friday, May 9, 2014 3:34:08 PM
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Daemon wrote:
It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)


The quotation is from a memoir, and perhaps it best illustrates the frustration of well-meaning idealists with the reluctance
of the ordinary public to listen, and understand their own long term best interests. That reluctance is still perfectly understandable
in light of the perennial stigma of socialism as viewed by American middle class.

The quote: Courtesy of:http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Upton_Sinclair

"I used to say to our audiences: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!"
I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked (1935), ISBN 0-520-08198-6; repr. University of California Press, 1994, p. 109.
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'If you don't know who's the fool in the market, you are.'

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