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A Cognizant Discourse ? Rick Warren on Narcissism 101

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

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<a href="http://www.schweppe.org/wp/?p=213">A Cognizant Discourse ? Rick Warren on Narcissism 101</a>3/11/2005
<br />Rick Warren on Narcissism 101
<br />After reading Tim?s post on Rick Warren, I?m sick to my stomach. How is it possible that Rick Warren can publish such insipid and grievous lies: Accept Yourself, Love Yourself, Be True To Yourself, Forgive Yourself, Believe in Yourself? Yeah, I get the picture: myself. The only thing myself ever got me was a whole lot of trouble.
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<br />By the way, it is fitting to cite Eugene Peterson once more:
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<br />When we advertise the gospel in terms of the world?s values, we lie to people. We lie to them, because this is a new life. It involves following Jesus. It involves the Cross. It involves death, an acceptable sacrifice. We give up our lives.
<br />
<br />and?
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<br />But the minute we start advertising the faith in terms of benefits, we?re just exacerbating the self problem. ?With Christ, you?re better, stronger, more likeable, you enjoy some ecstasy.? But it?s just more self. Instead, we want to get people bored with themselves so they can start looking at Jesus.
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<br />Looking at Jesus. Isn?t that what the Gospel is all about, and not about me, me, and me?
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</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/cognizant-discourse-rick-warren-on.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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A Cognizant Discourse ? Rick Warren on Narcissism 101

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

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<a href="http://www.schweppe.org/wp/?p=213">A Cognizant Discourse ? Rick Warren on Narcissism 101</a>3/11/2005
<br />Rick Warren on Narcissism 101
<br />After reading Tim?s post on Rick Warren, I?m sick to my stomach. How is it possible that Rick Warren can publish such insipid and grievous lies: Accept Yourself, Love Yourself, Be True To Yourself, Forgive Yourself, Believe in Yourself? Yeah, I get the picture: myself. The only thing myself ever got me was a whole lot of trouble.
<br />
<br />By the way, it is fitting to cite Eugene Peterson once more:
<br />
<br />When we advertise the gospel in terms of the world?s values, we lie to people. We lie to them, because this is a new life. It involves following Jesus. It involves the Cross. It involves death, an acceptable sacrifice. We give up our lives.
<br />
<br />and?
<br />
<br />But the minute we start advertising the faith in terms of benefits, we?re just exacerbating the self problem. ?With Christ, you?re better, stronger, more likeable, you enjoy some ecstasy.? But it?s just more self. Instead, we want to get people bored with themselves so they can start looking at Jesus.
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<br />Looking at Jesus. Isn?t that what the Gospel is all about, and not about me, me, and me?
<br />
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</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/cognizant-discourse-rick-warren-on.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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BUSH ALTERS THE LINE OF SUCCESSION

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bush alters Pentagon line of succession<br />Friday, June 3, 2005 Posted: 12:46 PM EDT (1646 GMT) <br />
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<br />Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld left Thursday for Singapore to attend an annual Asian security conference. <br /> <br />WASHINGTON (AP) -- Who would act as President Bush's defense secretary if Pentagon chief Donald H. Rumsfeld were to resign, become disabled, die or be temporarily absent due to an overseas trip, such as on the one he began Thursday?<br />
<br />For years the answer was, quite naturally, the deputy defense secretary.<br />
<br />But the answer had to change Thursday because of a simple, inconvenient fact: There is no deputy defense secretary.<br />
<br />There is, however, a Navy secretary.<br />
<br />That post is held by Gordon England, who also happens to be Bush's nominee to replace Paul Wolfowitz as deputy defense secretary. But England's nomination has been stalled for weeks due to a dispute over whether England must buy insurance on the pension he earned before joining the government.<br />
<br />On May 13, the day Wolfowitz left his defense job, Bush designated England to be the acting deputy secretary. England also retained his Navy job.<br />
<br />The presidential executive order spelling out the line of succession to act as defense secretary says no one in that line can become the acting secretary if he holds his own position in an "acting" capacity.<br />
<br />So, with Rumsfeld having left Thursday on an extended trip to Asia and Europe, the only way he could have England fill in for him legally was to have Bush issue a directive that altered the line of succession.<br />
<br />That is just what the president did.<br />
<br />He directed that Navy secretary would "act for and perform the duties of" the secretary of defense in the event of the secretary's death, disability, resignation or temporary absence.<br />
<br />In practice, Rumsfeld retains the authority to perform his duties as secretary while he is traveling abroad. But if he cannot for some reason, England would be in line to fill in.</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/bush-alters-line-of-succession.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Slyck News - MPAA Launches New Round of Lawsuits

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

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<a href="http://www.slyck.com/news.php?story=816">Slyck News - MPAA Launches New Round of Lawsuits</a>: "MPAA Launches New Round of Lawsuits
<br />June 3, 2005
<br />Thomas Mennecke
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<br />The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) has been less active against individual file-traders, at least compared to the RIAA, choosing instead to concentrate more of its efforts against large indexing sites. Since November 2004, when the MPAA announced it would sue individuals and indexing sites, the file-sharing community has seen a number of large BitTorrent and eDonkey2000 sites disappear. Most obvious is the loss of LokiTorrent, EliteTorrents, SuprNova and ShareReactor.
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<br />Today, it appears the MPAA is renewing is campaign against individuals. In a press release titled 'MOVIE STUDIOS VS. INTERNET MOVIE THIEVES, ROUND FIVE!' the MPAA reiterated its 'You can click, but you can't hide' propaganda.
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<br />?These lawsuits are helping us raise awareness about the consequences of stealing movies using the Internet,? said Senior Vice President and Director of Worldwide Anti-Piracy John G. Malcolm. ?There is something very disturbing about the fact that major blockbuster hits such as Star Wars III are available illegally on the Internet before they are even released in movie theaters. People swapping movies illegally online need to understand that this is theft and they will be held accountable.?
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<br />According to the copyright law, the MPAA can seek anywhere from $30,000 to $150,000 for each movie distributed; depending on the intent of the individual. The MPAA did not state how many people were sued, or which networks they were participating on.
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<br />You can read the MPAA's press release here."</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/slyck-news-mpaa-launches-new-round-of.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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A Cognizant Discourse ? Rick Warren on Narcissism 101

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

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<a href="http://www.schweppe.org/wp/?p=213">A Cognizant Discourse ? Rick Warren on Narcissism 101</a>3/11/2005
<br />Rick Warren on Narcissism 101
<br />After reading Tim?s post on Rick Warren, I?m sick to my stomach. How is it possible that Rick Warren can publish such insipid and grievous lies: Accept Yourself, Love Yourself, Be True To Yourself, Forgive Yourself, Believe in Yourself? Yeah, I get the picture: myself. The only thing myself ever got me was a whole lot of trouble.
<br />
<br />By the way, it is fitting to cite Eugene Peterson once more:
<br />
<br />When we advertise the gospel in terms of the world?s values, we lie to people. We lie to them, because this is a new life. It involves following Jesus. It involves the Cross. It involves death, an acceptable sacrifice. We give up our lives.
<br />
<br />and?
<br />
<br />But the minute we start advertising the faith in terms of benefits, we?re just exacerbating the self problem. ?With Christ, you?re better, stronger, more likeable, you enjoy some ecstasy.? But it?s just more self. Instead, we want to get people bored with themselves so they can start looking at Jesus.
<br />
<br />Looking at Jesus. Isn?t that what the Gospel is all about, and not about me, me, and me?
<br />
<br />
</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/cognizant-discourse-rick-warren-on.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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CNN.com - Pentagon: U.S. soldier kicked a Quran - Jun 3, 2005

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

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<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/06/03/guantanamo.quran.ap/index.html">CNN.com - Pentagon: U.S. soldier kicked a Quran - Jun 3, 2005</a>
<br />Pentagon: U.S. soldier kicked a Quran
<br />Investigation found detainees also mishandled Qurans
<br />Friday, June 3, 2005 Posted: 9:11 PM EDT (0111 GMT)
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<br />WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon on Friday released new details about mishandling of the Quran at the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects, confirming that a soldier deliberately kicked the Muslim holy book, and that an interrogator stepped on a Quran and was later fired for "a pattern of unacceptable behavior."
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<br />In other confirmed incidents, a guard's urine came through an air vent and splashed on a detainee and his Quran; water balloons thrown by prison guards caused an unspecified number of Qurans to get wet; and in a confirmed but ambiguous case, a two-word obscenity was written in English on the inside cover of a Quran.
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<br />The findings, released after normal business hours Friday evening, are among the results of an investigation last month by Brig. Gen. Jay Hood, the commander of the detention center in Cuba. The probe was triggered by a Newsweek magazine report -- later retracted -- that a U.S. soldier had flushed one Guantanamo Bay detainee's Quran down a toilet.
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<br />The story stirred worldwide controversy and the Bush administration blamed it for deadly demonstrations in Afghanistan. (Full story)
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<br />Hood said in a written statement released Friday evening, along with the new details, that his investigation "revealed a consistent, documented policy of respectful handling of the Quran dating back almost 21/2 years."
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<br />Hood said that of nine mishandling cases that were studied in detail by reviewing thousands of pages of written records, five were confirmed to have happened. He could not determine conclusively whether the four others took place.
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<br />In one of those four unconfirmed cases a detainee in April 2003 complained to FBI and other interrogators that guards "constantly defile the Quran." The detainee alleged that in one instance a female military guard threw a Quran into a bag of wet towels to anger another detainee. He also alleged that another guard said the Quran belonged in the toilet, and that guards were ordered to do these things.
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<br />Hood said he found no other record of this detainee mentioning any Quran mishandling. The detainee has since been released.
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<br />In the most recent confirmed case Hood said a detainee complained on March 25, 2005, of urine splashing on him and his Quran. An unidentified guard admitted at the time that "he was at fault," the Hood report said, although it did not say whether the act was deliberate. The guard's supervisor reprimanded him and assigned him to gate guard duty, where he had no contact with detainees for the remainder of his assignment at Guantanamo Bay.
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<br />As described in the Hood report, the guard had left his observation post and went outside to urinate. He urinated near an air vent and the wind blew his urine through the vent into the cell block. The incident was not further explained.
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<br />In another of the confirmed cases, a contract interrogator stepped on a detainee's Quran in July 2003 and then apologized. "The interrogator was later terminated for a pattern of unacceptable behavior, an inability to follow direct guidance and poor leadership," the Hood report said.
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<br />Probe: Detainees also defiled Qurans
<br />Hood also said his investigation found 15 cases of detainees mishandling their own Qurans. "These included using a Quran as a pillow, ripping pages out of the Quran, attempting to flush a Quran down the toilet and urinating on the Quran," Hood's report said. It offered no possible explanation for those alleged abuses.
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<br />In the most recent of those 15 cases, a detainee on February 18, 2005, allegedly ripped up his Quran and handed it to a guard, stating that he had given up on being a Muslim. Several of the guards witnessed this, Hood reported.
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<br />Last week Hood disclosed that he had confirmed five cases of mishandling of the Quran, but he refused to provide details. Allegations of Quran desecration at Guantanamo Bay have led to anti-American passions in many Muslim nations, although Pentagon officials have insisted that the problems were relatively minor, and that U.S. commanders have gone to great lengths to enable detainees to practice their religion in captivity.
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<br />Hood said last week that he found no credible evidence that a Quran was ever flushed down a toilet. He said a prisoner who was reported to have complained to an FBI agent in 2002 that a military guard threw a Quran in the toilet has since told Hood's investigators that he never witnessed any form of Quran desecration.
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<br />Other prisoners who were returned to their home countries after serving time at Guantanamo Bay as terror suspects have alleged Quran desecration by U.S. guards, and some have said a Quran was placed in a toilet.
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<br />There are about 540 detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Some have been there more than three years without being charged with a crime. Most were captured on the battlefields of Afghanistan in 2001 and 2002 and were sent to Guantanamo Bay in hope of extracting useful intelligence about the al Qaeda terrorist network.
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<br />Both President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld have denounced an Amnesty International report that called the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay "the gulag of our time."
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<br />The president told reporters at a press conference on Tuesday that the report by the human-rights group was "absurd."
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<br />On Wednesday, Rumsfeld called the characterization "reprehensible" and said the U.S. military had taken care to ensure that detainees were free to practice their religion. However, he also acknowledged that some detainees had been mistreated, even "grievously" at times. (Full story)
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</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/cnncom-pentagon-us-soldier-kicked.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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A Cognizant Discourse ? Rick Warren on Narcissism 101

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

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<a href="http://www.schweppe.org/wp/?p=213">A Cognizant Discourse ? Rick Warren on Narcissism 101</a>3/11/2005
<br />Rick Warren on Narcissism 101
<br />After reading Tim?s post on Rick Warren, I?m sick to my stomach. How is it possible that Rick Warren can publish such insipid and grievous lies: Accept Yourself, Love Yourself, Be True To Yourself, Forgive Yourself, Believe in Yourself? Yeah, I get the picture: myself. The only thing myself ever got me was a whole lot of trouble.
<br />
<br />By the way, it is fitting to cite Eugene Peterson once more:
<br />
<br />When we advertise the gospel in terms of the world?s values, we lie to people. We lie to them, because this is a new life. It involves following Jesus. It involves the Cross. It involves death, an acceptable sacrifice. We give up our lives.
<br />
<br />and?
<br />
<br />But the minute we start advertising the faith in terms of benefits, we?re just exacerbating the self problem. ?With Christ, you?re better, stronger, more likeable, you enjoy some ecstasy.? But it?s just more self. Instead, we want to get people bored with themselves so they can start looking at Jesus.
<br />
<br />Looking at Jesus. Isn?t that what the Gospel is all about, and not about me, me, and me?
<br />
<br />
</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/cognizant-discourse-rick-warren-on.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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MOST RETARDED SITE OF THE DAY - http://www.humaneventsonline.com

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<a href="http://www.humaneventsonline.com/">HUMAN EVENTS ONLINE - Conservative News, Views & Books</a><br />RETARDED PEOPLE GET TOGETHER AND DROOL AT THIS SITE!<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/06/most-retarded-site-of-day.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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A Cognizant Discourse ? Rick Warren on Narcissism 101

by codewarrior.wins In reply to CodeWarriorz Thoughts

<div xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<a href="http://www.schweppe.org/wp/?p=213">A Cognizant Discourse ? Rick Warren on Narcissism 101</a>3/11/2005
<br />Rick Warren on Narcissism 101
<br />After reading Tim?s post on Rick Warren, I?m sick to my stomach. How is it possible that Rick Warren can publish such insipid and grievous lies: Accept Yourself, Love Yourself, Be True To Yourself, Forgive Yourself, Believe in Yourself? Yeah, I get the picture: myself. The only thing myself ever got me was a whole lot of trouble.
<br />
<br />By the way, it is fitting to cite Eugene Peterson once more:
<br />
<br />When we advertise the gospel in terms of the world?s values, we lie to people. We lie to them, because this is a new life. It involves following Jesus. It involves the Cross. It involves death, an acceptable sacrifice. We give up our lives.
<br />
<br />and?
<br />
<br />But the minute we start advertising the faith in terms of benefits, we?re just exacerbating the self problem. ?With Christ, you?re better, stronger, more likeable, you enjoy some ecstasy.? But it?s just more self. Instead, we want to get people bored with themselves so they can start looking at Jesus.
<br />
<br />Looking at Jesus. Isn?t that what the Gospel is all about, and not about me, me, and me?
<br />
<br />
</div><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://codewarriorz.blogspot.com/2005/05/cognizant-discourse-rick-warren-on.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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CBS News | Ivy League Prof Sifts Through BS | May 16, 2005?02:24:33

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<a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/05/12/60minutes/main694849.shtml">CBS News | Ivy League Prof Sifts Through BS | May 16, 2005?02:24:33</a>Ivy League Prof Sifts Through BS
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<br />The success of philosopher Harry Frankfurt's book on BS suggests that he's touched a nerve in the American psyche. (Photo: CBS)
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<br />"There?s a certain titillation in the fact that an Ivy League professor is writing about a topic which is designated by this barnyard term. ... And I think people are fed up with being fed bull----."
<br />Harry Frankfurt
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<br />Frankfurt joined the great American BS celebrity parade for his first live TV interview about the subject, on Jon Stewart's "The Daily Show." (Photo: CBS)
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<br />Laura Penny has written a book titled, "Your Call Is Important To Us: The Truth About BS." (Photo: CBS)
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<br />(CBS) Prudishness prevents us from using the word, but it is one that is familiar to almost everyone, and almost everyone engages in spreading it around at one time or another.
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<br />For propriety?s sake, we?ll call it BS. It could be defined as hyped-up, boastful, insincere or pretentious talk. And it?s so prevalent in American life that it?s caught the attention of our deepest thinkers.
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<br />There is a bestseller on the stands, a phenomenon of sorts, by a leading American academic. It is called ?On Bull----,? and it's a serious work by a serious man about a subject that seems to inundate us at every turn. Correspondent Morley Safer reports.
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<br />The success of philosopher Harry Frankfurt's 67-page book about truth, lies and that vast putrid wasteland in between suggests that he?s touched a nerve, the BS nerve, in the American psyche.
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<br />"I think there is, in the population at large, a yearning for living in an environment in which you can really believe what people tell you, and in which people who hold responsible positions or who are aspiring to responsible positions can be trusted to tell you the truth, and not try to fool you and not to try to pull the wool over your eyes and not to try to manipulate your beliefs," says Frankfurt.
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<br />Was he surprised or shocked by the success of this book?
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<br />"I am surprised by the response, and I attribute it to a couple of things," says Frankfurt. "First of all, there?s a certain titillation in the fact that an Ivy League professor is writing about a topic which is designated by this barnyard term. But I think also people are starved for the truth. And I think people are fed up with being fed bull----."
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<br />With hundreds of TV channels running 24 hours a day, with thousands of new products to be advertised each year, with political rhetoric, lobbyists, PR, spin, and phony news reports put out by the government, and with the trivialities of a celebrity-obsessed culture, BS rules the world.
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