Monthly Archives: December 2013

Potential comic strip

– [Bob] How long did it take you to figure out that you’d been brainwashed, Joe? – [Joe] Not sure exactly. Maybe some time after they convinced me to truly believe that I’d been raped even though some part of … Continue reading

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Neuroeconomics

Perhaps using a really big word will make it sound like I know what I am talking about. From wikipedia on neuroeconomics: “Most of our decisions are made under some conditions of risk. Decision sciences such as psychology and economics … Continue reading

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Brainwashing and the power of suggestion

Once the first step is done, who knows where it leads after that. For better or worse, it is my opinion that the general public should be aware of various techniques involved in so-called “brainwashing” strategies as a manner of … Continue reading

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Out

Few things can feel better than being OUT, when pressured to do the wrong thing. No amount of money can buy that feeling.

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Sensible people entertain at least some degree of paranoia

The gait of every step and the nature of every movement you make, let alone your face on camera, could potentially be categorized and classified to track your every move. That’s where things are going. Citizens and public officials alike … Continue reading

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How to counter “uncontrolled proliferation” of subactivities of an opaque institution in a democratic society

Step 0) Project to the public a desire to engage in the following steps, and invite input from the public. Step 1) Having engaged in extensive stakeholder consultation, which should also include the participation of the institution which is suffering from uncontrolled … Continue reading

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Historical observation + Learn to think for yourself

A call to revolution can only take seed in the presence of significant injustice. In their heart, no one wants war. A call to arms in the absence of grave injustice is evidence of manipulation and is itself that grave … Continue reading

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One way to ease friction in markets for potential with high value added

Start a website to recruit foreigners to positions in (insert country name here). Step 1) Identify gaps in the labour market where foreign expertise is most likely to be useful (e.g., in education, where there are significant numbers of highly … Continue reading

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Ancient knowledge

I had this feeling that ancient knowledge can be found in India. I’m not sure if ancient is quite the right word, but certainly wise beyond its years, if possible for a place with such living history.

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How to fight war with love

I have a story to tell about acts of engagement in efforts to make everything better for everyone, but you would hardly believe me if I told you the whole story. No words can express the gratitude I feel for … Continue reading

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