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US taxpayer dollars

Don’t worry, be happy.

mynd 1D

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, when the fundamental theorem of Addition brakes down.

The Minitrue repeatedly concludes that we are the happiest people on earth.

There is obviously no unhealthy relationship going on between doctors and the multi-billion pharmaceutical industry.

Are the repeated claims for cognitive therapies just PR for failing markets?

When the chief architect and the editor of the mental illness classification system do not believe in it, – why should we?

We would however want our addictions to add-up.

Some say that Biological Physics has already provided many of the answers.

Directorate of Health

Madness And Civilization
More on Obedience & Power

If only I lived in Colorado:
The Body Bears the Burden
In an Unspoken Voice

Pie in the Sky

Rplot_2013

 237,957 Eligible voters
44,260 Not bothered
22,856 Excluded (5% rule)
~ 67,116 Not represented

Howto eat cream pancakes with silver spoons:

  • 30% No representation
  • 30% Lame ducks
  • 40%  50/50 coalition of empty promises
The president was elected by 36% of legible voters

“In the case of a word like democracy, not only is there no agreed definition, but the attempt to make one is resisted from all sides.” ~ George Orwell

Voter turnout
Paradox of voting
Illusion of …
Illusion of control

Malapportionment
Doctoring Statistics
How to Lie with Statistics
TheyRule.net

The Privatizing of Public Opinion

Numbered_VoicesThe Ministry of Public Enlightenment is pleased to deliver us all the way into (and out-of) the voting booth. – but why? – Come and join the feast of Fools!

“Today’s pollsters have become our secular priests, and politicians and journalists flock to them for guidance.

Susan Herbst has offered a timely and sophisticated analysis of the history and meaning of public opinion. Herbst’s central argument is that the method for measuring public sentiment profoundly shapes the expression and meaning of public opinion. Herbst convincingly challenges the prevailing treatment of polls as simply a neutral measuring mechanism for producing a clear, objective rendering of the mass public’s attitudes. Instead, she argues that public opinion is a constructed category and a mechanism that politicians and others use to control or domesticate the mass public.”

“Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom.” ~ Tim Berners-Lee

Numbered Voices: How Opinion Polling Has Shaped … Politics.
The Privatizing of Public Opinion
Manufacturing Consent

The Asset Striping of the Credit Unions

List of cognitive biases
100 Systematic Thinking Errors (mp3)

Open Data, -Source, -News.

Gapminder

The Data Journalism Handbook is a rich source of ideas and tools for the transformation of raw-data into something useful if not beautiful. ~ Social Networks as in “Rich birds of a feather flock together” (Verdens Gang) are however somewhat scarce.

Open Knowledge Foundation
EU’s hidden billions
Gapminder
Do No Harm

The wiretappers ball
WikiLeaks war logs
The illegal weapon trade. (pdf)
Reading the Riots 

The Tell-All Telephone
Tax rates across the world
BudgIT Nigeria
GEN 
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The Network of Global Corporate Control
Social Network Analysis in R (vimeo)
DIY Stasi
Open Data .is (it’s a start)

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