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originally posted by: jimmyx
a reply to: NavyDoc
I actually agree with you on this ND...(rare indeed)....those that come out and broadly proclaim that Americans are self-delusional, have not taken into consideration that most Americans are trying to get by with the hand that has been dealt to them. there are many pitfalls throughout life, most people pick themselves up, and try and make the best of it. we all try to carve out our own little niche that makes life more bearable. being happy or positive does not mean you are ignorant nor misinformed.
we all try to carve out our own little niche that makes life more bearable. being happy or positive does not mean you are ignorant nor misinformed.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: NavyDoc
Possibly. I imagine his point would have been better received if he hadn't of adopted the holier than thou attitude. He certainly did have a fair point. Though he neglected that many people actually DO recognize that on some level what they are doing isn't 100% safe or effective but they rationalization are making is that it can't happen to them. Though you could then have an argument about if the lies in the article and the above rationalization are the same thing (does someone REALLY believe that something isn't 100% effective if they believe nothing bad will happen to them if they do it?). Though what might have been and what we have appears to be two separate things.
Rereading the list, there are few on the list that are designed to push conspiracy theories (fluoride in water, GMO's, vaccines, etc). So take that with what you will. I'm sure there is some deception going on with those topics, but I don't think it warrants the tin foil hat.
a reply to: AnteBellum
Regardless of your stance though, it's getting harder every day to see through all the BS, especially on the Web.
originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
Someone needs to write a children's book on how to process the overwhelming amount of information coming at them.
originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
And how in the world did this list go from #36 talking about organic foods to #37 Human civilization is the only intelligent civilization in the entire galaxy. Anything else would simply be too scary to contemplate.