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  • New UW Class? “Calling Bullshit”

    OK. it’s a proposed, New University of Washington Class? “Calling Bullshit”

    Indeed, The name “CALLING BULLSHIT” is provocative. (I got sucked in to reading it)

    From publication bias to fake news, bullshit is everywhere. And it’s important to be able to navigate it, separate delusion from reality, and call out bullshit when we see it. In a post-truth world, we need evidence and facts more than ever, and

    University of Washington Professors Bergstrom and West have decided to do something about it.

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    Update: Jan 21, 2017 Why would President Trump  bother to “Tweet” on any peaceful demonstration? ( a rhetorical question).

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    I was researching this …… when I stumbled on your UW class info.

    Man critically wounded during UW protest; ‘person of interest’ in …

    komonews.com/news/local/faceoff-at-university-of-washington-over-alt-right-speaker

    15 hours ago – SEATTLE — A protest at the University of Washington over a controversial speaker turned ugly Friday night. Seattle … VIEW PHOTO GALLERY … A person later turned himself into UW police in connection with the shooting.

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    And I had already started researching this…..

    Donald Trump inauguration: Protests turned violent; 217 arrested
    In-Depth-Washington Times-Jan 20, 2017

    The headlines? the media BS? and The truth?

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    THE TRUTH IS “ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES”

    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS THE NEW SHERIFF IN WA DC.

    HE HAS DELEGATED HIS AUTHORITY TO AMERICAN LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ARREST RIOTERS.

    (Obama’s Ferguson riotjustice is out)

    President Trump’s justice was enforced on Jan 20,2017

    According to interim D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham.

    The 217 people arrested during a clash Friday morning were all charged with RIOTING

    217 RIOTERS WERE ARRESTED AND TAKEN TO JAIL.

    RIOTERS threw bricks at law enforcement.

    THE RIOTERS INJURED AT LEAST SIX POLICE OFFICERS DURING THE SKIRMISHES, THREE WHEN THEY WERE STRUCK IN THE HEAD WITH PROJECTILES.

    Police said the “RIOTERS”came armed with hammers and crowbars and smashed the windows of several banks and chain restaurants, later dragging trash cans and newspaper boxes into the middle of the street and lighting refuse and even a limousine on fire.

    Many of the protesters, “RIOTERS”  engaged in violence exhibited black bloc-style tactics, donning masks to hide their identities and wearing all black clothing.

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    President Trump likes proclamations, he said so, when he signed his first one on Jan 20, 2017.

    Perhaps President Trump should do a proclamation” BANNING FULL FACE COVERS AND MASKS” for all protestors

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    The 217 people arrested during a clash Friday morning were all charged with RIOTING and were expected to appear in court Saturday, according to interim D.C. police Chief Peter Newsham.

    YEP, 217 RIOTERS ARE GOING TO COURT.

    Police and protesters clashed in the nation’s capital during Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremonies Friday — leading to more than 200 arrests after a faction of anti-establishment activists smashed storefront windows and threw bricks at law enforcement.
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    VIDEO: Protesters set limo on fire blocks from President Trump’s

    Story image for images of anti trump riots wa dc jan 20,2017 from New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

    Jan 20, 2017

    WASHINGTON — Protesters vandalized and set a limo on fire just … A limousine burns after being smashed by antiTrump protesters on K Street on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. … Dozens of police officers wearing riot gear were seen walking toward the scene. … AFP PHOTO/TIM SLOAN (Photo

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    VIDEO: AntiTrump Protestors Destroy Starbucks, Bank of America …

    Townhall-Jan 20, 2017

    VIDEO: AntiTrump Protestors Destroy Starbucks, Bank of America, Bus Stop … Here are more videos and images from the scene in downtown Washington. … graffiti a variety of surfaces in downtown D.C. Some were subdued with pepper spray. … Alex Emmons (@AlexanderEmmons) January 20, 2017.

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    THIS IS CLOSER TO THE TRUTH….

    Anti Trump Riots in DC, Police Hurt !!! Jan 20, 2017 – YouTube

    ▶ 1:06

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28OSIjP7YUs

    1 day ago – Uploaded by Entertainment & News

    Anti Trump Riots with DC police Jan 20 Anti Trump Riots with DC … clash in Washington as Trump assumes …

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    Update: Jan 21, 2017 Why would President Trump  bother to “Tweet” on any peaceful demonstration? ( a rhetorical question).

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    my comment on BS continues

    University Course Proposal: “Calling Bullshit” – Improbable Research

    www.improbable.com/2017/01/14/university-course-proposal-calling-bullshit/

    Jan 14, 2017 Indeed, The name “CALLING BULLSHIT” is provocative.(my comment continues below)

     

    But, for a University of Washington course about calling it like it is, perhaps it’s best to start with the title

    – University Course Proposal: “Calling Bullshit”. Professors Carl T. Bergstrom and Jevin West from University of Washington have developed a new … Naturally, if people learn how to detect subtle bullshit that might otherwise go …

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    Some titles on my website have been provocative “ECOLOGY SUCKS” and ‘PEARL REVERE”

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    You have  posted a full syllabus on line, complete with studies and suggested readings, so we can all improve these skills.

    In your BS course you and Carl aim to teach students how to think critically about the data and models that constitute evidence in the social and natural sciences.

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    BOY YOU SAID IT!

    From publication bias to fake news, bullshit is everywhere. And it’s important to be able to navigate it, separate delusion from reality, and call out bullshit when we see it. In a post-truth world, we need evidence and facts more than ever, and I decided to do something about it on Jan 16,2011.

    I have posted about 850 documented factual comments on my website. Behindmyback.org (where the US government does most of my business) .   I research and document legal  facts, Constitutional Evidence  on the BS provided by the false news, politico establishment, the public media. complete with thousands of links to documents, studies, and suggested readings.

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    From your suggested reading….

    “Openness and transparency about the metric and its calculation are not antidotes to the underlying conflict of interest,”

    “Don’t trust, check the BS !”

    Closely related:

    In 2016, the Ig Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the authors of the paper On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit.

    President Barack Obama was awarded The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”.