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  • The Dispensable Mike Flynn!

    02/14/2017 5:39:45 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Steve Pieczenik Talks ^ | 02/14/17 | Dr. Steve Pieczenik
    The recent firing of Mike Flynn is par for the course of any new administration. When a new POTUS comes into office, he must evaluate the performance of his subordinates. Even more difficult is the fact that POTUS must insist that their performance and integrity [whatever that might mean] meets the standards that POTUS has set for himself and his WH. Lt.Gen. Mike Flynn has been a loyal soldier. He did what he was supposed to do in order to facilitate Trump’s ascendancy into the WH. However, rumors were floating around that the National Security team in the WH was...
  • “Perception Is Reality”… Really? Or Perceptually?

    06/14/2015 6:35:51 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-14-2014 | MOTUS
    “Freedom of the mind requires not only, or not even specially, the absence of legal constraints but the presence of alternative thoughts. The most successful tyranny is not the one that uses force to assure uniformity but the one that removes the awareness of other possibilities.” – Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind Last week began with an obsession over the McKinney Texas pool controversy. Lets start this week with a peripheral story: when high school principal Alberto Iber made an impolitic comment on a Miami Herald online story, public outrage and redress was swift and severe;...
  • Mind Blowing… These 23 Unbelievable Facts Will DESTROY Your Understanding Of Time

    02/08/2015 4:22:05 PM PST · by gorush · 57 replies ^ | unknown | unknown
    Time has always perplexed the human race. We’ve tried to define it, track it, and measure it since the emergence of civilization. However, facts like these listed here show us how distorted our perception of time can be and how much we still need to learn about the fourth dimension.
  • Three-quarters of Americans think teachers paid less than they really are

    09/16/2013 2:31:16 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 111 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9-16-13 | ASHE SCHOW
    Seventy-four percent of Americans think teachers make less than they really do, according to a new poll from Rasmussen. The average teacher salary in America is $55,000 (upward of $75,000 in Chicago), but three quarters of Americans think teachers earn less than that. Over half of Americans (52 percent) believe teachers are paid too little. Just 15 percent believe they are paid too much while 26 percent think teachers are paid the right amount. In a related poll, just 26 percent of Americans give public schools positive marks.
  • Babies Recognize Each Other's Moods, Study Says

    07/04/2013 9:20:24 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    Popular Science | 06.27.2013 | Lacey Henry
    Here's the link.
  • Less is more for smart perception

    05/24/2013 12:54:32 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Science News ^ | May 23, 2013 | Bruce Bower
    Brains of high-IQ people automatically ignore the least relevant sights People with high IQs see the world in their own way. Their brains seamlessly separate the visual wheat from the chaff, allowing them to home in on the most relevant information, a new study finds. Using a simple visual exercise, a team led by psychologist Duje Tadin of the University of Rochester in New York found that high-IQ volunteers excelled at detecting the direction in which small objects moved but struggled at tracking large moving objects. That’s a useful trait, the scientists report May 23 in Current Biology. In many...
  • Surprise! Your Skin Can Hear

    11/25/2009 6:46:41 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies · 1,112+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | 11/25/09 | Jeanna Bryner
    Surprise! Your Skin Can Hear Jeanna Bryner Senior Writer Wed Nov 25, 1:06 pm ET We not only hear with our ears, but also through our skin, according to a new study. The finding, based on experiments in which participants listened to certain syllables while puffs of air hit their skin, suggests our brains take in and integrate information from various senses to build a picture of our surroundings. Along with other recent work, the research flips the traditional view of how we perceive the world on its head. "[That's] very different from the more traditional ideas, based on...
  • Obama Distorted Reality (ie Quixote) Zero dollar available

    09/18/2009 10:50:50 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 4 replies · 532+ views
    self | 9/18/09 | Secret Agent Man
    This piece of portable artwork represents the fact that Obama has a narcissistic perception problem with reality. He thinks he's the greatest communist thing since sliced capitalist on a saber. He doesn't know why most people are against his quest for socialist-style health care. He's awesome, he's charming, he's unstoppable. His charisma points are way up there. Problem is, most people are seeing him for what he is. He's a big-time socialist. He's running up never-before imagined trillion dollar deficits without even blinking. Printing money like water with nothing backing it. He thinks we all see him as a Jedi...
  • 'Is He Weak?'

    08/24/2009 7:47:48 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 26 replies · 1,625+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 23, 2009 | Jim Hoagland
    <p>Shortly after the Group of 20 summit concluded in London in April, Nicolas Sarkozy blurted out to a small group of advisers a question that weighed on him as he watched President Obama glad-hand his way through the gathering: "Est-il faible?" (Is he weak?) Sarkozy did not answer his own blunt query...</p>
  • Is Reality Predicated on Perception?(New theory proposes that nothing exists unless we observe it)

    07/11/2009 10:50:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 941+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 7/9/2009 | Mike LaSalle
    First Star Trek predicted the normalization of racial diversity. Then it was cell phones. Now it’s a “theory of everything.” Is there anything Star Trek can’t predict? In an episode called “Shore Leave,” first broadcast in 1966, Kirk and Spock visited a planet where any thought — even an idyll one — would cause its physical creation. So whenever somebody had a dangerous idea — of a hungry tiger, for instance — an advanced computer acted instantly to manifest the thought into a physical reality. Trouble was, the crew of the Enterprise were not aware that they needed to control...
  • Of Fingers and Dikes

    05/03/2009 7:47:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 450+ views
    Financial Sense ^ | 05/01/09 | BRIAN PRETTI
    Of Fingers and Dikes BY BRIAN PRETTI | may 1, 2009 The concept of perception versus reality is an extremely important distinction in the current economic cycle and circumstances of the moment. And remember, it’s not that potential misperceptions being priced into financial assets at any point in time are somehow bad, but rather THE issue of importance is making sure we are in touch with factual reality at all points in time so that we hope to make a judgment about whether what markets are discounting is correct or otherwise. Trying to make an informed judgment about this distinction...
  • A "Psychological" Optical Illusion:

    02/11/2009 1:31:40 PM PST · by BGHater · 13 replies · 887+ views
    Eyes and Vision ^ | 09 Feb 2009 | Eyes and Vision
    The influence of culture and environment can have an effect on our visual perception. This theory was first explored by Robert Laws, a Scottish missionary working in Malawi, Africa, during the late 1800's. Take a look at the picture below. What you see will largely depend on where you live in the world. After you have examined the picture, scroll down for a more detailed explanation. So What Did You See? What is above the woman's head? When scientists showed a similar sketch to people from East Africa, nearly all the participants in the experiment said she was balancing a...
  • Religious people have superior visual perception than atheists

    11/15/2008 6:54:10 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 18 replies · 943+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Nov 15, 2008 | ANI
    London, Nov 15 (ANI): Religious people really do see the world differently, that's what a new research ahs suggested. The study found that Dutch Calvinists notice embedded visual patterns quicker than their atheist compatriots. According to Bernhard Hommel, a psychologist at Leiden University in the Netherlands who led the new study, culture has long been known to distort visual perception. In a bid to see if religious differences skew perception, Hommel's team tested 40 Dutch atheist and Calvinist university students, who, religion aside, had similar cultural backgrounds. In the study, Hommel's team showed participants a large triangle or square made...
  • Memo to Obama - Seven things he should do to fix his image problem.

    04/25/2008 12:39:51 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 11 replies · 126+ views
    Newsweek ^ | April 25th, 2008 | Howard Fineman
    Senator Obama, you stand accused of being an out-of-touch, arugula-eating Ivy League elitist who couldn't convert a one-pin spare if the presidency depended on it. I don't have a dog in this fight (despite what Hillary Clinton supporters sometimes think of me) but here are my suggestions for how to reach, and be seen reaching, the "the real America" as you continue to grind toward the Democratic nomination. Obviously, you've got to talk in more meat-and-potatoes terms about how your economic proposals will help working people. But that's only part of what you need to do: TELL US IN CONCRETE...
  • Perception

    10/31/2007 4:40:38 AM PDT · by Hank Kerchief · 2 replies · 141+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 10/31/07 | Reginald Firehammer
    Perception The Validity of Perceptual Evidence by Reginald Firehammer Knowledge begins with consciousness. I do not mean that consciousness is itself knowledge, but that if we are to know anything we must first be conscious of it. It is not enough just to be conscious, however, if it is to be capable of providing us knowledge. If what we are conscious of is not totally reliable and valid, no certain knowledge is possible. The validity of human consciousness, called perception, has been under continual assault throughout the history of philosophy. The first concerted assault is Plato's assertion that our consciousness...
  • CA: 'Moderate' governor grates many in GOP (growing perception of his flip-flopping on issues)

    08/17/2006 10:00:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 376+ views ^ | 8/17/06 | Tom Chorneau
    Sacramento -- Newport Beach (Orange County) Councilman Richard Nichols won't be among those cheering when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger takes the stage this weekend at the state Republican Convention in Los Angeles. Like a lot of conservative voters, the 66-year-old Nichols said he's disillusioned with the governor's recent efforts to recast himself as a political moderate in order to curry favor among Democrats and independent voters. Schwarzenegger's new strategy, which has boosted him in the polls, has also attracted criticism from both ends of the political spectrum that the governor has reversed position on key issues -- like education spending, the...
  • Group: Chad, Bangladesh Are Most Corrupt

    10/23/2005 12:24:01 PM PDT · by Cvengr · 5 replies · 323+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 18, 6:04 PM (ET) | EMILY BEHLMANN
    LONDON (AP) - Bangladesh and Chad were ranked most corrupt on a global watchdog group's annual list of corruption levels in 159 nations, released Tuesday. At the other end of the scale, Iceland was ranked least corrupt. Corruption undermines efforts to eradicate poverty, with graft by public officials hampering attempts to raise the living standards of the poor, Transparency International said. "Corruption must be vigorously addressed if aid is to make a real difference in freeing people from poverty," said Peter Eigen, chairman of the Berlin-based group. To form its annual corruption index, Transparency International asked businessmen, academics and public...
  • Study sees differences in Asian, North American perceptions

    08/24/2005 4:58:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 425+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | August 23, 2005 | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID
    The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Asians and North Americans really do see the world differently. Shown a photograph, North American students of European background paid more attention to the object in the foreground of a scene, while students from China spent more time studying the background, according to University of Michigan researchers. The researchers, led by Hannah-Faye Chua and Richard Nisbett, tracked the eye movements of the students — 25 European Americans and 27 native Chinese — to determine where they were looking in a picture and how long they focused on a particular area. "They literally are seeing the...
  • The Castro Experience A new PBS documentary takes a hard-headed look.

    01/23/2005 3:34:29 PM PST · by Ramonan · 15 replies · 546+ views
    National Review ^ | January 21, 2005 | Catherine Seipp
    The latest sign that PBS may be indeed moving away from reflexive lefty politics is its hardheaded and compelling new documentary Fidel Castro, which premieres Jan. 31 and is the first non-American biography in the network’s American Experience series. (As executive producer Mark Samuels pointed out at the PBS news conference, an argument can be made that Castro, with his half-century-long "impact on American history," is an American experience, besides being "also a tremendous story.") Veteran documentarian Adriana Bosch clearly shows the appeal of a charismatic revolutionary like Castro to a populace suffering from the oppressive Batista regime, but refuses...
  • When Perception Becomes Reality - (yet another winner from JB Williams!)

    01/13/2005 9:17:13 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 7 replies · 608+ views
    When opinion is accepted as fact, perception soon becomes reality, at least for those who share these opinions and cling to the resulting perceptions. Herein lies the reason for the division in America today and unless we make a concerted effort to separate perception from reality, opinion from fact, fiction from truth, that division will continue. How is it that an individual can read the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and see the word “of” as relates freedom of press, speech, or redress, yet the word “from” as relates only to religion? How does one reason that we can...