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25 Ways To Suppress Truth : The Rules of Disinformation

25 Ways To Suppress Truth : The Rules of Disinformation, page 1
25 Ways To Suppress Truth : The Rules of Disinformation

Twenty-Five Ways To Suppress Truth: The Rules of Disinformation [ By H. Michael Sweeney ]

This handy set of rules covers most of the games which disinformation artists play on the Internet (and offline). When you know the tricks, you'll be able to spot the games. Even if you've read this list before, you might be surprised at how useful it is to brush up on these tricks.

Built upon Thirteen Techniques for Truth Suppression by David Martin, the following may be useful to the initiate in the world of dealing with veiled and half-truth, lies, and suppression of truth when serious crimes are studied in public forums. This, sadly, includes every day news media, one of the worst offenders with respect to being a source of disinformation. Where the crime involves a conspiracy, or a conspiracy to cover up the crime, there will invariably be a disinformation campaign launched against those seeking to uncover and expose the truth and/or the conspiracy. There are specific tactics which disinfo artists tend to apply, as revealed here. Also included with this material are seven common traits of the disinfo artist which may also prove useful in identifying players and motives.

Twenty-Five Rules of Disinformation :

1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil
2. Become incredulous and indignant
3. Create rumor mongers
4. Use a straw man
5. Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule
6. Hit and Run
7. Question motives
8. Invoke authority
9. Play Dumb
10. Associate opponent charges with old news
11. Establish and rely upon fall-back positions
12. Enigmas have no solution
13. Alice in Wonderland Logic
14. Demand complete solutions
15. Fit the facts to alternate conclusions
16. Vanish evidence and witnesses
17. Change the subject
18. Emotionalize, Antagonize, and Goad Opponents
19. Ignore proof presented, demand impossible proofs
20. False evidence
21. Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor, or other empowered investigative body
22. Manufacture a new truth
23. Create bigger distractions
24. Silence critics
25. Vanish

Any Thought ?
Do you know any other Way to Suppress the truth and spread Disinformation?

Eight Traits of The Disinformationalist :

1. Avoidance
2. Selectivity
3. Coincidental
4. Teamwork
5. Anti-conspiratorial
6. Artificial Emotions
7. Inconsistent
8. Newly Discovered: Time Constant

The more a particular party fits the traits and is guilty of following the rules, the more likely they are a professional disinfo artist with a vested motive. People can be bought, threatened, or blackmailed into providing disinformation, so even "good guys" can be suspect in many cases.

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Watch DARPA's New Self-Guided Bullets Turn in Mid-Flight, Following Their Target

Watch DARPA's New Self-Guided Bullets Turn in Mid-Flight, Following Their Target

Watch DARPA's New Self-Guided Bullets Turn in Mid-Flight, Following Their Target

DARPA has created self-steering bullets which use a real-time optical guidance system to hit both moving and accelerating targets with high accuracy.

Bullets that Follow You

You may have seen the movie Wanted. Sure, the movie was almost unrecognizable from the Mark Millar comic book series it was very loosely based on. But that didn't stop anyone from pretending to be a bullet-curving, badass, supervillain-with-a-heart sniper like Angelina Jolie after seeing it.

But the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) new self-steering bullet is about to change the pretend part into reality.

As part of its Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance (EXACTO) program, DARPA has been developing a .50 caliber ammunition that can maneuver in flight. To be clear, it can change direction after being fired from a weapon.


How It Works

A post on DARPA's website describes EXACTO's specially designed bullet as using a "real-time optical guidance system" that tracks and directs the bullets right to their targets.

This guiding system is what ensures the high accuracy rate of snipers regardless of external factors that could affect the trajectory of the bullet, such as weather or target movement.

"For military snipers, acquiring moving targets in unfavorable conditions, such as high winds and dusty terrain commonly found in Afghanistan, is extremely challenging with current technology," DARPA said. "It is critical that snipers be able to engage targets faster, and with better accuracy, since any shot that doesn't hit a target also risks the safety of troops by indicating their presence and potentially exposing their location."

In 2014, DARPA demoed its guided sniper bullets for the first time. The video showed the EXACTO bullets, changing direction in mid-flight, like it was almost following its target.

Live-Fire tests were conducted February 2015, which showed the EXACTO rounds self-steering itself to hit not just moving, but also accelerating targets.

"True to DARPA's mission, EXACTO has demonstrated what was once thought impossible: the continuous guidance of a small-caliber bullet to target," said Jerome Dunn, DARPA program manager. "This live-fire demonstration from a standard rifle showed that EXACTO is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy at sniper ranges unachievable with traditional rounds. Fitting EXACTO's guidance capabilities into a small .50-caliber size is a major breakthrough and opens the door to what could be possible in future guided projectiles across all calibers."


Early Facebook investor and Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel reportedly paid for Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker - The Washington Post

Early Facebook investor and Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel reportedly paid for Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker - The Washington Post

Early Facebook investor and Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel reportedly paid for Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker

Hulk Hogan wins $115 million case against Gawker

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Hulk Hogan wins a $115 lawsuit against celebrity gossip website Gawker over a violation of privacy case linked to a sex tape published online. (Reuters)

Earlier this year, a jury voted that Gawker Media invaded the privacy of former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan by publishing a video of him having sex with the wife of his former best friend. The 62-year-old Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, was awarded $140 million in damages, sparking rumors that the media group could go out of business.

The case lasted for more than three years, and the appeal is expected to last several more. Dan Abrams, the former co-anchor of "Nightline," noted in his blog Law Newz that the trial could easily have cost Hogan $3 million before any appeals process, and the wrestler wasn't even favored in the suit. "I couldn't help wonder, how the heck did this case not settle?" Abrams wrote.

After all, Hogan's financial issues were well-documented. In 2011, for example, he was reportedly living in a rented house after selling a mansion he owned in Florida for $6.2 million, which was $19 million below its asking price, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Not to mention Hogan is suing Gawker again, this time for allegedly leaking a transcript, which included him making racist remarks, to the National Enquirer.

Abrams had a theory:

Gawker has long been one of the most detested and despised media entities in the country. Particularly by the rich and powerful. So what if someone was encouraging Hogan and his attorneys not to settle. What if said person wanted to see Gawker suffer even at significant cost to him/her?  We received a tip that certain Tampa lawyers believe a benefactor agreed to cover Hogan's legal fees in some capacity. I have no idea if it's true but it sure would explain a lot of the seemingly inexplicable in this already bizarre case.

Gawker's founder Nick Denton didn't believe this theory until recently, when Hogan's lawyer Charles J. Harder brought several more cases, not connected with Hogan, against the site's properties and writers, the New York Times reported.

[Hulk Hogan bodyslams Gawker in interview after destroying it in court]

"My own personal hunch is that it's linked to Silicon Valley, but that's nothing really more than a hunch," Denton told the New York Times. "If you're a billionaire and you don't like the coverage of you, and you don't particularly want to embroil yourself any further in a public scandal, it's a pretty smart, rational thing to fund other legal cases."

Hulk Hogan leaves the courtroom during a break in his trial against Gawker Media in St. Petersburg, Florida. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius, Pool, File)

That person would appear to be Peter Thiel, one of the co-founders of PayPal and an early investor in Facebook, who is reportedly worth $2.7 billion.

On Tuesday evening, Forbes reported an anonymous source close to Thiel confirmed that the billionaire has been secretly paying for the expenses incurred by Hogan's lawsuits against Gawker. Early Wednesday morning, the New York Times confirmed this, also receiving its information anonymously.

A spokesperson for Thiel declined the opportunity to comment, Forbes reported.

Thiel is not publicly connected with Hogan in any tangible way, but he certainly has a long history with Gawker Media, which has traditionally been a gossip blog. If Abrams' theory holds water, he wouldn't be the most surprising person to bankroll suits that could put the company out of business.

Though Gawker tends to focus on New York culture, it has spawned various sites with different areas of coverage such as Deadspin (sports), Jezebel (feminism) and Gizmodo (technology). From 2006 to 2011 and from 2013 to 2015, it operated Valleywag, essentially a West Coast version of Gawker. It mostly covered gossip in Silicon Valley.

On Dec. 19, 2007, Valleywag publicly outed Thiel, a then-closeted homosexual in a post bluntly titled "Peter Thiel is totally gay, people," which is still available on The Gawker empire has also accused Thiel of claiming women shouldn't be allowed to vote, of being potentially anti-immigrant and of sneakily avoiding paying his taxes.

In a 2009 interview with Reuters' PEHub, Thiel said, "Valleywag is the Silicon Valley equivalent of Al Qaeda."

Thiel continued:

It's terrible for the Valley, which is supposed to be about people who are willing to think out loud and be different. I think they should be described as terrorists, not as writers or reporters. I don't understand the psychology of people who would kill themselves and blow up buildings, and I don't understand people who would spend their lives being angry; it just seems unhealthy.

There is nothing illegal, or even particularly unusual, about a third-party covering legal fees. In fact, the American Lawyer noted that third-party funding, known as litigation funding, is becoming more common.

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When asked for comment by Forbes, Denton denied having knowledge of Thiel's involvement.

Recently, Thiel made headlines for being "The only living Trump supporter in Silicon Valley," as the Guardian hyperbolically put it.

[Hulk Hogan's $140.1 million KO in courtroom could have 'chilling effect' on media]

The case in question might have effects beyond those directly involved. As Stuart Slotnick, a defense attorney with the New York firm Buchanan Ingersoll Rooney, told The Washington Post, it could "make editors think twice before they publish. It's not limited to surreptitiously recorded sex tapes. The verdict is significant because it could stop [publication] of surreptitious recordings of any nature."

"It could have some implications for newsgathering," said David Hudson Jr., a First Amendment scholar at Vanderbilt Law School, told The Post. "I think it sort of ratchets up the notion that the public is very [protective] of privacy."


What Is the Connection between Long-Term Memory and Critical Thinking?

What Is the Connection between Long-Term Memory and Critical Thinking?

What Is the Connection between Long-Term Memory and Critical Thinking?

Long-term memory and critical thinking are both methods of reasoning and cognition that are interrelated. Critical thinking involves the willful engaging of the reasoning process in order to appraise or dissect information or to solve problems. It's connected to long-term memory because, during the critical thinking process, the brain often relies on remembered information.

The memory is composed of three basic parts: attention, storage, and retrieval. The attention is noticing information in the first place. This information is stored in either the short-term or long-term memory, and the data stored in the long-term memory lasts longer. The retrieval is the process of accessing the stored information when the need arises.

An individual trying to use critical thinking to solve a problem will rely on the information stored in the long-term memory to a large extent. This is because most of what he or she will use to solve the problem is information that he or she has learned in the past that is stored there. For instance, a person trying to solve a math problem will rely on equations and mathematical processes he or she learned in the past. This information is stored in the long-term memory for retrieval when needed.

This relationship between long-term memory and critical thinking can be seen in almost every facet of life. For example, a business manager trying to use critical thinking to resolve a crisis in his or her organization will rely on information retrieved from the long-term memory. This could include memories about business practices, the individual personalities of those he or she is dealing with, and previous tactics that have helped in the past. Even babies use both to some degree as part of their cognitive development. For instance, a toddler who has been burned by a candle flame in the past may make the conscious decision to move around a burning candle that is in his or her path. This is a somewhat simple version of critical thinking on the toddler's part, involving information retrieved from the long-term memory.

Another way of looking at long-term memory and critical thinking is to regard long-term memory as experience. An individual trying to use critical thinking to solve a problem or create a solution will rely on his or her experience, the long-term memory of a similar experience. The person may also refer to other emergent factors or new information stored in the short-term memory.


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