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Truth Decay
« on: March 31, 2019, 12:21:32 pm »
https://www.rand.org/research/projects/truth-decay.html



Countering Truth Decay
A RAND Initiative to Restore the Role of Facts and Analysis in Public Life


RAND is studying ?Truth Decay??the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life. As a nonpartisan institution that seeks to advance the public good through research and analysis, RAND is concerned about the threat Truth Decay poses to evidence-based policymaking. We invite fellow researchers and engaged stakeholders to join our efforts to find solutions.
Defining "Truth Decay"

RAND defines Truth Decay as the diminishing role of facts and data in American public life. There are four trends that characterize Truth Decay:

    increasing disagreement about facts and analytical interpretations of facts and data
    a blurring of the line between opinion and fact
    the increasing relative volume and resulting influence of opinion and personal experience over fact
    declining trust in formerly respected sources of facts.

Most of these trends are not unprecedented in American history. But today's level of disagreement over objective facts is a new phenomenon. So how did we get here?

RAND research has investigated what's causing and compounding this problem. The main drivers of Truth Decay include

    cognitive biases
    the rise of social media and other changes to the information environment
    demands on the educational system that limit its ability to keep up with changes in the information ecosystem
    political and social polarization.

RAND's research agenda addresses these issues and much more. But research and analysis alone cannot solve the complex problem of Truth Decay. Policymakers, media companies, and individuals must also act on the basis of this research.

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https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2314.html

Truth Decay
An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life

by Jennifer Kavanagh, Michael D. Rich

    Related Topics: Civic Education, Communities, Databases and Data Collection, Analysis, and Processing, Media Literacy, Politics and Government, Social Media Analysis, United States

https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/research_reports/RR2300/RR2314/RAND_RR2314.pdf
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Truth Decay
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 12:24:55 pm »
https://www.amazon.com/Truth-Decay-Christianity-Challenges-Postmodernism/dp/0830822283

Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism Paperback ? June 1, 2000
by Douglas Groothuis (Author)



A 2001 Christianity Today Award of Merit winner!

The concept of truth as absolute, objective and universal has undergone serious deterioration in recent years.

No longer is it a goal for all to pursue. Rather postmodernism sees truth as inseparable from culture, psychology, race and gender. Ultimately, truth is what we make it to be. What factors have accelarated this decay of truth? Why are people willing to embrace such a devalued concept? How does this new view compare and contrast with a Christian understanding? While postmodernism contains some truthful insights (despite its attempt to dethrone truth), Douglas Groothuis sees its basic tenets as intellectually flawed and hostile to Christian views. In this spirited presentation of a solid, biblical and logical perspective, Groothuis unveils how truth has come under attack and how it can be defended in the vital areas of theology, apologetics, ethics and the arts.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Truth Decay
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 11:41:00 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpAi70WWBlw
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Truth Is Hate Speech to the Globalists
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2019, 12:16:07 am »
Just an FYI
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Truth Is Hate Speech to the Globalists
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2019, 07:19:17 am »
Just an FYI

The truth is hate speech for Trump ?

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Re: Truth Is Hate Speech to the Globalists
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2019, 03:41:41 pm »
The truth is hate speech for Trump ?

https://heavy.com/news/2017/03/viktor-knavs-melania-trump-father-dad-communist-victor-knauss-mother-amalija-photo-sister-family-childhood/
Viktor Knavs, Melania Trump’s Father: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Melania Trump’s father, Viktor Knavs, is described as a big personality who bears similarities to Donald Trump.
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Her parents have flown somewhat beneath the radar, although her father has a fairly colorful biography. Viktor Knavs and his wife, Amalija, were photographed at Andrews Air Force base as Melania Trump and Barron Trump arrived to move into the White House. On August 9, 2018, Melania’s parents became U.S. citizens.

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2. Viktor Was a Member of the Communist Party


The Independent Journal Review reports that Viktor “was a car parts salesman and card-carrying Communist Party member under the former Yugoslavian dictator Marshal Tito.”
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That ensured fewer problems with the party after his daughter was baptized in a Catholic church, like many of the family’s relatives.”
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According to GQ, Viktor Knavs was a “salesman at a state-owned car company.”
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He was also a driver for the head of a government-owned textile company, according to The Times. The Times reported that Donald Trump’s spokesperson says Viktor was never an “active” member of the Party.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Globalists
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 05:26:30 pm »
Slovenian Viktor Knavs was a member of Comunist Party of Yugoslavia ? Boring.  ::)

Yugoslav Communist Dictator Croat Josip Broz "Tito" was a pet of a globalists, especially USA, England, Free Masons, Vatican... 
American tax payers must pay Communist Tyranny of Tito. Billions of Dollars. USSR ( from 1956. ) donate arms to Tito.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGTZ-2gg1Aw&list=PLOiMvrCowUmUzOPurlz4LLLr_ZiCY3dQ0http://

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Re: Truth Decay
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2019, 10:03:16 am »
https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-06-29/following-romes-footsteps-moral-decay-rising-inequality
Following In Rome's Footsteps: Moral Decay, Rising Inequality
Sun, 06/30/2019 - 10:30

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,

Here is the moral decay of America's ruling elites boiled down to a single word.

There are many reasons why Imperial Rome declined, but two primary causes that get relatively little attention are moral decay and soaring wealth inequality. The two are of course intimately connected: once the morals of the ruling Elites degrade, what's mine is mine and what's yours is mine, too.

I've previously covered two other key characteristics of an empire in terminal decline: complacency and intellectual sclerosis, what I have termed a failure of imagination.
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And how many congresspeople served in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan? How many presidential candidates had boots on the ground in combat theaters? The answer is one. Here is the moral decay of America's ruling elites boiled down to a single word.
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Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5