• Glenn Greenwald on Censorship

    Their crime [Russians with Attitude], like the crime of so many other banished accounts [on Twitter], was not disinformation but skepticism about the US/NATO propaganda campaign. Put another way, it is not “disinformation” but rather viewpoint-error that is targeted for silencing. One can spread as many lies and as much disinformation as one wants provided that it is designed to advance the NATO agenda in Ukraine (just as one is free to spread disinformation provided that its purpose is to strengthen the Democratic Party, which wields its majoritarian power in Washington to demand greater censorship and commands the support of most of Silicon Valley). But what one cannot do is question the NATO/Ukrainian propaganda framework without running a very substantial risk of banishment.

    — Glenn Greenwald
    Western Dissent from US/NATO Policy on Ukraine is Small, Yet the Censorship Campaign is Extreme (Opens new window)

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  • On Specialized Language

    One of the specialist’s most successful discoveries was that he could easily defend his territory by the simple development of a specialized language incomprehensible to nonexperts.

    — John Ralston Saul
    Voltaire's Bastards

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  • Steve Kirsch on New Doctor Strategy

    Doctors look at the problem and ask, “How do we minimize the chance of being wrong?” Or “how do we minimize the risk that the NIH will be upset at us?”

    — Steve Kirsch
    Steve Kirsch's Newsletter (Opens new window)

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  • Naomi Wolf Apologizes

    Like many NYT and MSM readers I was fooled by this now-apparently-discredited set of Russia collusion allegations against President Trump, a huge factor in my aversion, and I am now publicly saying I am sorry.

    — Dr. Naomi Wolf
    GETTR (Opens new window)

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  • Carl Sagan on Being Bamboozled

    One of the saddest lessons of history is this: if we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.

    — Carl Sagan
    The demon-haunted world: science as a candle in the dark (Opens new window)

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  • Bill Gates on Synthetic Beef

    I do think all rich countries should move to 100 percent synthetic beef….You can get used to the taste difference, and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time….Eventually, that green premium is modest enough that you can sort of change the [behavior of] people or use regulation to totally shift the demand.

    — Bill Gates
    Beef Central (Opens new window)

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