2005/09/20 - Caveat Emptor
Sometimes you think you know somebody...until you start digging into the
ugly truth. Sometimes that truth proves to be such a revelation that you
think about it for a while before acting upon it. So today I'm publicizing
the action I took over a week ago concerning Donald Lee a.k.a. RationalDL.
When someone launches an ad hominem attack and fails to address simple
questions concerning their own factual veracity then my own skepticism and
First off, as an advocate for free speech and other First Amendment issues,
I am 100% against censorship. I believe that when there's a dispute in regards
to inaccurate information the solution is not to "blackhole" information
but to publicize and add more speech in the process to clarify the issue
and feature the collected evidence as-is. I feel that any claim should be
proven as well as publicizing the maker of such claims. As for Lee, I published
some of his work upon The ARID Site and, instead of deleting any of
his work, I believe that it should be augmented instead.
So I worked out a compromise I can live with which has led to an addition
within the "Crash Course In Ethics" on the Options
page: Caveat Emptor. When I find something which seems too good to
be true or so conspiratorial in nature which raises my own curiosity and
skepticism I'll investigate. In Lee's case I discovered some disturbing things
to the point that I've created a page of his own detailing our little dispute.
I didn't delete his other work upon my website. In fact I simply consolidated
the links to his material upon his own Caveat Emptor page. I'll probably
be doing this with others when I'm in a questioning mood.
Also, I decided to rearrange the Links section by
placing the links towards sites geared along the lines of skepticism and
critical thought first. The QuackWatch website is
100% GOLD when it details the many frauds
performed in the name of medicine.Definitely check out that site and the
others within that brief section. It'll save you the grief of coming to terms
with the black helicopter nonsense crowd.
The moral of all of this? If anyone is going to make a claim that claim better
be backed up with real evidence. Such people who cannot perform that one
basic task are certainly not on my side. Only exposure through the
vital exercise of free speech can bring forth justice.
All I hope is that others can learn from my mistake. It is a mistake which
I'll do my best not to repeat. Oh...
What does any of this have to do with ending addiction?
Well, the truth is that the anti-addiction market is growing if only due
to the fact that "KNOCKING IT OFF" is so damn easy! That means that
there will be a few misguided individuals out there who will latch upon this
counter-movement and inadvertently ruin it through their own irrationality
as they also try to bridge that irreconcilable divide by stating that the
RGM/ATI works successfully for others (yeah...only 5%) or is merely
a "religion". So be careful out there as I try to keep my own site in order
despite the fireworks. ;->
2005/09/04 - The Holy Trinity of A.A.
Because of the research I performed in regards to the pharmacology of nicotine
and caffeine linked by my last Article I decided
to present the Holy Trinity of A.A. within the
12th Files section: Extended and extensive
pharmacologies for nicotine, caffeine and ethanol. Very technical stuff.
It's not to be missed since it only proves the outlandish uneducated hypocrisy
of the cult regarding their other vices.
Also, I've been busy exercising
Acrobat and the latest beta of
used these tools to create an interesting "product". This "product" is now
featured for free download via the debut beta version of the
ARID Media page. I'm sure that the featured "product"
will assist in debunking Buchmanites.
So this has been a busy, yet productive, working vacation for me. It was
definitely worth the labor so far. I hope your vacation is as good and as
fulfilling as mine. :-)