Writing with Clarity and Style: AGuide toRhetorical Devices for Contemporary Writers takes you farbeyond thematerialhere, with full discussions of 60 devices, what they are, and how tousethem effectively in modern writing.
The case of Thomas Jefferson is particularly of interest, given his editing of the "Jefferson Bible"--a harmonized edition of the four gospels blended into one text, but one in which Jefferson systematically deletes all references to Christ's miracles and the supernatural, focusing only on moral precepts and eradicating what Jefferson calls "enthusiasms" and "superstitions." Copies can be purchased from online bookstores under the title The Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, for students interested in tracing Deist thought. DEMAND D'AMOUR (French, "demand of love"): A medieval motif common in French and continental courtly literature in which a hypothetical situation would appear as a "love-problem," and the listeners would attempt to resolve the issue through debate.
The Pooh's Little Instruction Book says "When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it." The management scientist must know that his/her success depends on effective communication skills (i.e., making common what is individually experienced).
And it means you also have to think very hard about what a harsh critic of your model will say -- what alternative explanations they could use to discredit your efforts.
Quantitative analysis is a key piece of effective decision-making but this is simply the execution and what numbers you choose to evaluate and how you choose to evaluate the results is highly subjective.
Thank you, Dane Wiginton. No amount of words can give back to you what you have given us. Your effort is inspiring. I’m relatively new to this paradigm. A year or so is as long as I’ve known. I’m overwhelmed, geoengineering blew the top off the box for me. So much data to process. Still not sure where I fit in, so raising awareness is all I know to do. Much love to you and yours. Thank you for your time.
It's like everywhere I turn someone is saying "global warming hoax" "lie" "scam". It's like an epidemic. Are we digressing? What's going on, when did this happen? Maybe I just wasn't aware all this time, I've only known about geoengineering for under two years, but still I feel it's recently gotten worse with people (climate skeptics) in this cause ranting about the 'carbon credits', "Co2 is not a threat", "there's less Co2 than they say", "it's not manmade", "it's a natural cycle" blah blah blah. I am really biting my tongue these days. Thank God for the rationale of geowatch and Dane and the few others who get it. When will the others start to apply some reason and common sense instead of 'taking sides' based on their passionate beliefs and obsession with the NWO agenda which literally blinds them from the reality before their eyes. People think they're smart because they know what's really going on in the world yet they are still being fooled, or should I say still in denial.. the irony. I live in the eastern part of North America, despite the geoengineered cool downs all I feel is the intensity and radiation of the sun burning me like never before, the trees drying up and dying, the summers getting hotter and hotter, all the seasons are warmer each year.
Paul, Thanks for the link to NASA's research article showing that more heat is trapped than is reflected by the "contrails." I always wondered about the net effect. So, it appears that government scientists are well aware that the spraying is causing the Earth's surface to heat up. Is it possible that 0.5 degrees per decade is not fast enough……I wonder why the powers that be would want to heat up the Earth faster. What is the plan? Global governance? I note that the sky is usually "cloud"-covered at night here in Maryland. It is so sad to not be able to see the moon and the stars anymore. Is anyone able to see stars? the moon? If the "cloud" cover were removed at night, the heat could radiate back into space instead of heating up the planet. So, maybe SRM is just a "cover" story.
I have been tracking these weather anomalies for many years and have taken literally thousands of pictures and videos of Chemtrails from all over the United States, to include a video of a jet spraying a loop above my house, with Mt. Rainier in the background. This same video shows how the cloud from this spraying covered the whole sky, from horizon to horizon during the course of the day. Everyone I know or meet has sinus and breathing problems during times that they spray heavily, such as right now, when our temperatures are going to be in the triple digits. Even as I write this, at 6 a.m., the sky is covered with a thick smoke colored haze, from the heavy spraying that they conducted yesterday. The sun, especially in the last couple of years, feels like it burns right through the skin and it actually hurts to be out in it for any great length of time. It's interesting to note that Congress passed a law in 2012, right before their December break, that allows spraying without notifying the public, as a matter of national security. All this means of course, is that Congress is hiding their complicity in plain view to protect themselves with the color of "law", whatever that means in this country any more. Al Gore is laughing all the way to the bank.
Thus instead of driving around and trying to balance a schedule and not miss people and spend money on gas . . . they can come to him when it’s convenient for them. And if they didn’t want to see him bad enough to come to his house, no worries. Life goes on. He’s relaxing and enjoying his vacation. Which is what you’re suppose to be doing on a vacation.
We also need practical knowledge, which for Aristotle means knowing the right thing to do in a particular circumstance through understanding the circumstance rightly, knowing what matters, and effective means-end reasoning to bring about what matters.