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Monthly Archives: September 2014

More on trolls

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Sep 25 Trolls love pain; they inflict it on others  This is another study on trolls, which confirms most of our last article on the subject. It adds a fourth dimension to what we identified as the “Dark Triad;” it is now the “Dark Tetrad.” It is particularly interesting to note the strong association of trolls with the psychopathic character ... Read More »

Facts don’t matter . . . to idiots

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Sep 27 You are not the idiot whisperer The Washington Times reported Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies . . . in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year . . . (and) burglary and motor vehicle theft are down 20 percent and 26 percent, respectively . . . the city’s homicide rate ... Read More »

D-K explains why they seem stupid

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Sep 12 They seem stupid but are just showing lack of subject knowledge Ultracrepidarianism is the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge. “The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in unskilled individuals (who are) suffering from illusory superiority. Illusory superiority causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others. ... Read More »

A couple of views of leadership

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Sep 19 Leadership then and now A columnist says, A Leader’s Responsibility There is no harm in choosing not to lead, leadership is not for everyone. The harm comes from accepting the challenge of leadership without the commitment to accept the responsibility of a leader as well. Sometimes people actually tell me the person they hired is an idiot. I ... Read More »

Rational thinking in Public Health is refreshing

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Sep 22 Public Health Pro cites facts An interesting article. The tragic mass murders in Virginia, Colorado, Norway, Connecticut, and most recently California, showcase the failure of the healthcare system . . . (and) are also outcomes of popular, feel-good movements, such as deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill, colliding with communities that had no means to deal with the consequences ... Read More »

FBI investigation convicted deputies

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Probably grinding slowly  here too You condemn on hearsay evidence alone, your sins increase. Anonymous African proverb. Last of the accused deputies convicted. (Article) “This case involves a select group of sheriff’s deputies . . .” Acting U.S. Attorney Stephanie Yonekura said in a statement. “This case, which has now resulted the conviction of all seven charged, proves those who ... Read More »

Making it better

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Sep 15 Making it better, safer The Sunday OC Register includes a column that mentions Costa Mesa – as a (relative) success story. The reason for the success is the Council majority, which is being vilified by a local blogger and a local hate (but “grassroots”) group. Terri Sforza writes: Number niggling aside, everyone agrees on the glaring truth: Public ... Read More »

Two meetings — very different

Sep 11 Mesa Water honors Safety Services and Military Thursday evening Mesa Water honored our police and fire departments as representatives of those who served at the Twin Towers’ bombing on this date in 2001. They also honored the Freedom Committee as representatives of the soldiers who serve and die so that we may have the freedom and opportunity to ... Read More »

Incompetents don’t understand

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Sep 12 Those who hold their opinions as gospel are probably stupid Ultracrepidarianism is the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside of one’s knowledge. “The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in unskilled individuals (who are) suffering from illusory superiority. Illusory superiority causes people to overestimate their positive qualities and abilities and to underestimate their negative qualities, relative to others. It ... Read More »

Functional choices

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Sep 10  Performance trumps gender and affiliation “You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time.” – John Knox  A Daily Pilot letter writer is highly-critical of appointments made to the City’s Charter Committee. (Letter) * When we make appointments in our businesses we choose those who have shown us their work ethic and ability, and sometimes those we know only ... Read More »