Believe Nothing You Hear and Only Halve of What You Read

Oct 20th, 2009 | Filed under Interesting, Opinions and Perspectives

I had a good friend say this statement to me once, a long time ago. I can’t remember exactly what we were talking about, but of course this applies to almost every situation of your life.

“Believe Nothing You Hear and Only Halve of What You Read”

We all know people lie, weather to save personal damage, or to try and get what they want. Some people actually lie so much they cant remember what the real story is anymore. This is the obvious nature of human beings.

Have you ever heard of Disinformation Campaigns? There are so many huge companies and governments, including our own that put lies in the media to try and shroud the truth of things. Why do they do this? Often they feel it is what is needed to prepare a country to battle against its enemies, or to keep the population peaceful and happy. Occasionally it is for a powerful person’s personal gain, or a group of individuals. I guess you could say there are White Lies and Black Lies, even from the highest levels of government.

For instance have you heard the one about trees causing global warming? What a ridiculous concept.

It is true a tree contains carbon, as do all carbon based lifeforms such as humans. And they may at times release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, like humans. But because they are made of a large amount of carbon, they are storing it, not creating it, it is the carbon they take from mother nature as they grow to create their mass. Therefore by cutting down the tree you have broken the storage container, and all the carbon it had accumulated through its life again will be released through burning or decomposition etc back into the atmosphere. This is like saying a water balloon creates water. So stupid and yet people eat it up when it comes from a “reputable” source such as their government or scientists.

Considering we continue to cut down trees that are hundreds, if not thousands of years old every day, that is a huge about of Carbon being released back into the atmosphere, and nothing to absorb it again.

Some countries replant seedlings, this is great, keep this up, but a thousand year old tree obviously stored more carbon than the fifteen centimeter seedling we replaced it with.

The idea of saying a tree causes carbon dioxide and global warming, was to help some of the huge clear cutting firms, and the businesses that cut, ship and sell the wood to the consumers stop looking like bad guys.

Yes these people want us to believe that they are saving the earth by killing all the trees. The sad thing is there are enough idiots out there that believe what they read, and then will argue with you that Trees are indeed the cause of global warming.

I found this interesting article by rolling stone recently – And “The Man” looks to have made them take it down … Here is a copy of it someone put on the Internet, there are several others that also made copies before it was taken down.

A Copy of the original

Of course again, how much are you going to believe, when do you know its the truth? Since everything we have learned from the media and school and talking to other people is full of lies you must learn to see the truth through the lies. You must first understand that what you actually really know is very little, you can only count on your personal observations and your abilities to see through the lies.

Does Carbon Dioxide even cause global warming? Most everyone says it does, some say it doesn’t, regardless, someone is obviously running a Disinformation Campaign.

I use the basic rule never to trust anyone that is trying to make money off of me. Though anyone that wants anything from me in general I am skeptical about. Approaching articles this way, will cut through most of the great media lies you are bombarded with in your life. As well as let you know when you can trust a stranger or not.

Please be aware all your media is influenced with propaganda, your own government is as we speak preparing you to fight wars for them. The most common reason for war is to make money.

You should definitely look at the sources of your information as you read, and then decide if you shouldn’t believe any of it, or if it is reputable enough to believe halve. If you believe everything you read, then read this.

If you don’t send me all your money tomorrow you will die and suffer forever in the afterlife.

  1. nothingprofound
    Jan 3rd, 2013 at 12:02
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    Great article, Scott. I know my personal experience is limited, and the conclusions I draw from it probably faulty, but it’s all I have and I’ll trust it before anything I’m told or read.

  2. PBScott
    Jan 3rd, 2013 at 22:14
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    Glad you liked it NP,

    So long as you are willing to sift through the rubbish, as opposed to take everything as absolute fact, I would also trust your conclusions over what I am told or read.