If you can't trust what the 'Lab' says, then there is no use quoting something straight from the 'horse's mouth' either. This is an important story with an important message for us. Please note the links at the bottom. R.P. BenDedek.
A man driving around the backwoods of Montana sees a sign in front of a broken down house; 'Talking Dog For Sale.' He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him that the dog is in the backyard.
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The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there.
'You talk?' he asks.
'Yep,' the Lab replies.
After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he asks, 'So, what's your story?'
The Lab looks up and says, 'Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help my country, so I contacted the CIA. In no time at all, they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.'
'I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running but the jetting around really tired me out and I knew I wasn't getting any younger. So I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security, wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible drug deals and was awarded a batch of medals.'
'I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired.'
The guy is amazed.. He goes back in and asks the owner how much he wants for the dog..
'Ten dollars,' the guy says.
'Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?'
'Because he's a liar. He never did any of that stuff!'
I got this little piece of humour from an email that did not specify the identity of the original author.
Arriving as it did at the same time as J. Grant Swank's article The Devil's in the Details: Gore's Climate Warming Mumbo Jumbo, I thought it served as a good example of how easy it is to believe what we want to believe, despite the truth.
My father used to say, 'believe none of what your ears hear and only half of what your eyes see.' He was a wise man who understood mankind's penchant for self-deception.
There are a lot of people in this world however, who use their brains and don't let themselves be conned by either themselves or those with the pedigree breeds.
Refusing to go with the flow - or flow with the self-deception - however, can get you into trouble. Nevertheless, there are those prepared to declare what is unpopular.
Between January and April 2009, numerous contributor's at Magic City Morning Star News wrote articles about the 'Global Warming' Scam. That includes my April 4th tongue in cheek look at scientific research in general, in which I wrote:
- Why can't such people get it through their heads that real science is about finding out the facts, and no scientist worth his salt, would conjure up disaster scenarios, just for the sake of scaring us out of our wits, or worse, simply so that they can get more and more grant money to keep themselves employed.
- Coffee, breast implants and deodorant are just fine for you! But other than that, just about everything is going to make you sick... you are in for one helluva good time buddy! Well, that is unless Global warming catches up with you, and then you really are screwed!
Well it looks like we all lived long enough to see the screws come loose from this scientific fraud. And here I thought it wouldn't be proved for hundreds of years yet. Just shows how wrong we all can be.
List of Articles at Magic City on Global Warming.