Knowledge – 911 Police Aid Foundation http://911policeaidfoundation.org/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:00:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon.png Knowledge – 911 Police Aid Foundation http://911policeaidfoundation.org/ 32 32 Everyday Ethics: Opinions, Knowledge and Wisdom https://911policeaidfoundation.org/everyday-ethics-opinions-knowledge-and-wisdom/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:00:55 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/everyday-ethics-opinions-knowledge-and-wisdom/ There are three basic ways to express your thoughts on anything: opinions, knowledge, and wisdom. Opinions are your personal thoughts on any topic, from politics to sports. They may or may not be based on fact and may change over time, although some opinions remain stuck and do not change even when new evidence suggests […]]]>

There are three basic ways to express your thoughts on anything: opinions, knowledge, and wisdom.

Opinions are your personal thoughts on any topic, from politics to sports. They may or may not be based on fact and may change over time, although some opinions remain stuck and do not change even when new evidence suggests they should.

I realize that sometimes there are so many conflicting opinions that it is difficult to decide which is the right one. The only way I know to do this is to look for facts or evidence supporting one of the opinions, the scientific method in other words. Opinions are meant to be updated or even deleted over time. The like-minded person in their lifetime either stumbled upon a great universal truth or failed to grow at all.

Knowledge is based not only on your thoughts but on those of others. In other words, it is usually the accumulated and reliable understanding of many others. Knowledge changes over time, but not as quickly as opinion

Wisdom is about how best to live, whether as individuals or as societies, based on the personal and collective experiences of many trusted resources. Wisdom takes a long time to develop and some basic truths, like loving your fellow man, may not change at all.

I usually write about things I think I know based on facts and interpretations of those facts, knowing that my knowledge is open to new understandings. In other words, I recognize that over time, knowledge changes. I also try to write about wisdom – the knowledge I have gained from life or from the great teachers of the world.

But when I offer opinions on any topic, I try to do so with an understanding of my own limitations. I do not know much. Indeed, in comparison with the vast reservoir of knowledge around the world, I really know very little. One of the world’s greatest scientists, Isaac Newton, said it well: “What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.”

Readers of this column have asked my opinion on various topics, and one question in particular caught my attention: is it a Christian nation? The question probably arose when U.S. Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Florida asserted that we were under the broader rubric of Christian nationalism.

Let me answer the question with my opinion, any knowledge to support my opinion, and the wisdom based on that knowledge.

One can act according to Christian beliefs and values, no matter where one works. In fact, I would say that if one takes the Sermon on the Mount seriously, acting out of love for God and one’s neighbor should be encouraged. But my opinion is that even if you can stand and act according to Christian principles, you should not demand that everyone else do the same. Therefore, we are not a homogeneous Christian nation but a nation with diverse religious views.

I base my opinion on the fact that when the founders of the Constitution shaped our nation, they clearly advocated a separation of church and state, many themselves having fled a country where state and Church were one and those who were not part of it were sometimes persecuted.

Of course, not all of the founders were mainstream Christians, some like Thomas Jefferson were deists who believed that God, like a great clockmaker, created the universe and then left it to run on its own. Ben Franklin warned against the domination of a religion over a country: “When a religion is good, I conceive that it will suffice unto itself; and when she does not support herself, and God does not care to support her so that her teachers will have to call for help from the civil power, it is a sign, I fear, that she is bad.

Pennsylvania was founded on the concept of religious tolerance, a commonwealth of religious and ethnic diversity that because of this diversity, as I wrote in one of my books, Pennsylvanians adopted a “code to go one little. give a little, live and let live.

In a nation with many religious traditions and some claiming none, wisdom teaches that tolerance of difference is crucial to national health. Imposing a religion on everyone would only lead to resistance and possible civil unrest, and that’s the main reason why some of the earliest settlers to our shores came here in the first place.

John Morgan is a columnist who writes about personal and social ethical issues. His column appears weekly on readingeagle.com

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Mexico and Costa Rica explore cooperation in culture and knowledge sectors with Sharjah https://911policeaidfoundation.org/mexico-and-costa-rica-explore-cooperation-in-culture-and-knowledge-sectors-with-sharjah/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 04:18:43 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/mexico-and-costa-rica-explore-cooperation-in-culture-and-knowledge-sectors-with-sharjah/ Ahmed al-Ameri: “Sharjah is the window through which the world sees Emirati and Arab cultural achievements. Luis Alfonso d’Alba: “Sharjah has a prestigious reputation as one of the best cultural cities in the world.” Ruben Sales: “We look forward to harnessing Sharjah’s expertise in developing the book industry. Sharjah: HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, […]]]>
  • Ahmed al-Ameri: “Sharjah is the window through which the world sees Emirati and Arab cultural achievements.
  • Luis Alfonso d’Alba: “Sharjah has a prestigious reputation as one of the best cultural cities in the world.”
  • Ruben Sales: “We look forward to harnessing Sharjah’s expertise in developing the book industry.

Sharjah: HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), recently hosted HE Luis Alfonso de Alba Góngora, Ambassador of Mexico to the United Arab Emirates, to discuss the ongoing preparations marking the celebration of Sharjah as guest of honor at the next 36th edition of the Guadalajara International Book Fair in November 2022.

The SBA President also met with Ruben Sales, Coordinator of Economic, Public and Cultural Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Costa Rica, and Francisco J. Chacón Hernández, Ambassador of the Republic of Costa Rica to the UAE, marking the first official visit to the SBA by Costa Rican officials.

During the meeting with the Mexican Ambassador, the two sides discussed bilateral cultural cooperation to foster the exchange of knowledge and expertise and strengthen translation movements between Arabic and Latin cultures.

The SBA President and Costa Rican officials discussed opportunities for cooperation between the Authority and relevant entities in Costa Rica to ensure increased participation of publishers and authors in international events organized by both parties.

Al Ameri discussed SBA’s potential participation in the Costa Rican International Book Fair and the strengthening of cultural ties between the two parties, particularly in the publishing and library sectors, in addition to participation in many major cultural events.

The guests were given a tour of the SBA headquarters, where they were briefed on the various activities and programs conducted throughout the year and introduced to the services offered by the Sharjah International Literary Agency (SILA).

Commenting on the visits, HE Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri said that Sharjah is the center of the Arab cultural movement and a window for civilizations to learn more about the cultural achievements and heritage of the Emirates and the Arab people. He pointed out that the cultural status of the emirate is the result of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, who believes that culture is the most powerful foundation for connect nations and peoples to each other. .

He added, “SBA believes in the cross-cultural similarities that unite nations and motivate societies to benefit from cultural exchange. This is the foundation of our cultural cooperation discussions with Mexico and Costa Rica. that books are a gateway to the exploration of creative works that contribute to enriching local cultures.

For his part, HE Luis Alfonso de Alba, Ambassador of Mexico to the United Arab Emirates, pointed out that Sharjah’s planned participation as guest of honor at the 36th Guadalajara International Book Fair will provide an excellent opportunity for visitors and guests from the Americas explore the rich UAE and Arab cultures and enrich their minds with contemporary works from the Arab world.

The Ambassador noted that Sharjah’s cultural efforts at local and regional levels have placed the emirate on the global cultural map through its international participation and hosting of publishers and authors from around the world at the Fair. Sharjah Book International.

Commenting on the visit, Ruben Sales expressed his joy at visiting the SBA headquarters and learning about its activities. He stressed that Costa Rican cultural institutions look forward to partnering with Sharjah, especially in organizing exhibitions and cultural exchanges, in addition to benefiting from the emirate’s vast experience and expertise in the publishing sector and the sale of copyrights and trademarks.

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Multinational Fleet Management Company Selects eGain Knowledge Hub™ to Power Digital-First Customer Service https://911policeaidfoundation.org/multinational-fleet-management-company-selects-egain-knowledge-hub-to-power-digital-first-customer-service/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 13:57:21 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/multinational-fleet-management-company-selects-egain-knowledge-hub-to-power-digital-first-customer-service/ eGain, the leading knowledge management platform provider for customer engagement automation, announced that one of the world’s largest fleet management companies has chosen eGain Knowledge Hub to automate self-service digital and increase agents from the contact center to the point of service. Struggling with disparate silos of information and know-how across countries that resulted in […]]]>

eGain, the leading knowledge management platform provider for customer engagement automation, announced that one of the world’s largest fleet management companies has chosen eGain Knowledge Hub to automate self-service digital and increase agents from the contact center to the point of service.

Struggling with disparate silos of information and know-how across countries that resulted in repeated calls and inconsistent service, the company wanted to implement a centralized omnichannel knowledge hub. They selected eGain for its functionality, knowledge management expertise and ease of connection with leading CRM systems and call center platforms. eGain Knowledge Hub will support agents in 19 languages ​​in service contact centers around the world.

“Knowledge Hub is the brains of modern customer service,” said Ashu Roy, CEO of eGain. “We’re proud to help another global brand transform their customer service experience.”

About eGain

Infused with artificial intelligence, our knowledge-based software automates digital-first experiences for businesses and government agencies. Pre-connected to leading CRM and contact center systems, the eGain platform delivers fast value and easy innovation with virtual assistance, customer self-service and modern agent desktop tools.

Visit www.eGain.com for more information.

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Rampersuad Tiwari’s wealth of public knowledge has caused many to seek his advice https://911policeaidfoundation.org/rampersuad-tiwaris-wealth-of-public-knowledge-has-caused-many-to-seek-his-advice/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 06:02:38 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/rampersuad-tiwaris-wealth-of-public-knowledge-has-caused-many-to-seek-his-advice/ Dear Editor, Mr. Rampersaud Tiwari, a proud and exceptional Buxtonian and a longtime senior civil servant in Guyana’s public service, died in Toronto on September 18, 2022. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 55 years, Hemraji, a former teacher at the Dharmic Rama-Krishna Primary School in Kitty, he is survived by his four children, two […]]]>

Dear Editor,

Mr. Rampersaud Tiwari, a proud and exceptional Buxtonian and a longtime senior civil servant in Guyana’s public service, died in Toronto on September 18, 2022. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 55 years, Hemraji, a former teacher at the Dharmic Rama-Krishna Primary School in Kitty, he is survived by his four children, two grandchildren and several siblings, relatives and friends in Guyana and abroad.

He was born in the village of Buxton in 1932 and attended Arundell Congregational School. He later won scholarships and attended Wortmanville Educational Institute, then Alleyne High School, and finally Wray High School, all in Georgetown. After passing the Cambridge Senior examination overseas, he joined the civil service in May 1953 in the office category at the Vigilance Magistrate Court and this was the start of a successful career as a civil servant. Soon after, he wrote and passed the civil service “cadet” examination and rose through the ranks to the Office of the Chief Secretary where he worked on publications for the Government Information Service and the System school broadcasting.

In 1961, he was promoted to the Cabinet Office and served as Under-Secretary to the Cabinet during the colony’s years of provisional autonomy under Prime Minister Dr Cheddi Jagan. As independence approached, he was transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and sent abroad to train at universities in Puerto Rico and Canada. After the change of government in 1964, Mr. Tiwari, being an accomplished professional civil servant, successfully moved on to work under the new administration of Mr. Burnham. One of the highlights of his years with the Department of Foreign Service was the visit to Guyana by the then Prime Minister of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, in 1968. He was a member of the welcoming delegation to the airport and later a member of the team that accompanied her to various official functions.

Subsequently, he held senior positions in various ministries and, in 1978, was sworn in by the President of Guyana, Mr. Arthur Chung, as Permanent Secretary. He retired in 1983 and immigrated to Canada in 1985 where he began a career in client relations at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Upon his retirement from the Bank, he received a special mention for his exceptional customer service. Rampersaud had extensive experience as a civil servant in Guyana under several administrations since colonial times. In this capacity, he developed an encyclopedic knowledge of the workings of government. His knowledge of Guyana’s history, politics, culture, geography, multi-ethnic makeup, demographic distribution, and race-related issues has led scholars, writers, and journalists to ask him for advice.

He has often been consulted by senior officials and politicians on the machinery of government given his vast experience and public knowledge. He has also been consulted by the Organization of American States (OAS), the Commonwealth Secretariat and the European Union on electoral matters relating to Guyana. He was one of the founding members of the Canada-Guyana Forum (1989-2015) led by Sister Hazel Campayne, former principal of St Rose Secondary School in Georgetown. In 1992, he and Sister Campayne were part of a team of observers from Canada to the elections that saw the return of democracy to Guyana. In 2000, he was chosen by the OAS to be an observer of the general elections held in Suriname. In addition, he has acted in an advisory role to Caricom and the Caribbean Development Bank on a number of projects.

He received a Guyana Lifetime Achievement Award for his years of service in the Guyanese government in the early 1980s. In 1966 he edited the first edition of Dr. Cheddi Jagan’s political biography, The West on Trial. He has contributed articles to various publications and presented papers at conferences on Indian culture and engagement, as well as Hindu religious practices. His article, The October 1986 Non Pareil Uprising – The Unknown Story, presented at a UWI conference in Trinidad in 2013, reached India and was mentioned in an article, Reconnecting with dispersed communities, in the journal The Hindu. He had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances comprising individuals of all races, religions and political affiliations in Guyana and abroad. He is an exceptional Guyanese and his biographical sketch is now presented in a book, Biographical Dictionary of Guyana, by Lal Balkaran.

Sincerely,

Harry Hergache

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Restoring forests: traditional ecological knowledge to use as a team | New https://911policeaidfoundation.org/restoring-forests-traditional-ecological-knowledge-to-use-as-a-team-new/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 19:00:00 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/restoring-forests-traditional-ecological-knowledge-to-use-as-a-team-new/ A team effort using the knowledge of the Pacific Northwest Tribe will be used for forest restoration. Faculty at Oregon State University College of Forestry will partner with tribal nations of the Pacific Northwest in a three-year forest restoration effort aimed at improving the resilience of forests across the region to climate change through traditional […]]]>

A team effort using the knowledge of the Pacific Northwest Tribe will be used for forest restoration.

Faculty at Oregon State University College of Forestry will partner with tribal nations of the Pacific Northwest in a three-year forest restoration effort aimed at improving the resilience of forests across the region to climate change through traditional ecological knowledge (TEK).






The $5 million pilot project will include collecting seeds of culturally and ecologically significant plants on Bureau of Land Management lands.




The US Department of the Interior is funding the $5 million pilot project, which will include collecting seeds of culturally and ecologically significant plants on Bureau of Land Management lands.

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Arunachal Pradesh CM dismisses opposition claims of Chinese intrusion; says Rahul Gandhi lacks knowledge about the northeast https://911policeaidfoundation.org/arunachal-pradesh-cm-dismisses-opposition-claims-of-chinese-intrusion-says-rahul-gandhi-lacks-knowledge-about-the-northeast/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 14:11:12 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/arunachal-pradesh-cm-dismisses-opposition-claims-of-chinese-intrusion-says-rahul-gandhi-lacks-knowledge-about-the-northeast/ Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu dismissed opposition claims that Chinese forces were entering Indian territory and said Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi had raised the issue, but that he himself lacked in-depth knowledge of the northeast. “Rahul Gandhi doesn’t have much knowledge about the northeast let alone Arunachal. He raises such questions about the northeast […]]]>

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu dismissed opposition claims that Chinese forces were entering Indian territory and said Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi had raised the issue, but that he himself lacked in-depth knowledge of the northeast. “Rahul Gandhi doesn’t have much knowledge about the northeast let alone Arunachal. He raises such questions about the northeast that he doesn’t have deep knowledge about,” said CM Khandu.

His remarks came after the Congress leader said 1,000 square kilometers of Indian territory had been given to China. “China has refused to accept India’s request to restore the status quo of April 2020. The Prime Minister has given 1000 km2 of territory to China without a fight. Can the GOI explain how this territory will be recovered ?” tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

CM Khandu further clarified that all the activities carried out were on Chinese territory. “I have seen on social media that Chinese people have entered (Indian side) and are building again. According to the report I received, they have not done so. All activities are in their own territory. opposition claims are false. I say with confidence that there is no Chinese intrusion in Arunachal,” he added.

Earlier today, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu visited Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence in the nation’s capital. Khandu said Prime Minister Modi’s vision has been key in Arunachal Pradesh’s growth trajectory.

“The vision of the Prime Minister of Adarniya Shri @narendramodi Ji has been vital in Arunachal Pradesh’s growth trajectory over the past 8 years. As we accelerate the pace of progress, we have sought his invaluable guidance. Honored for appealing to the Honorable Prime Minister today in New Delhi,” Khandu said in a tweet. (ANI)

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Guardiola happy to build on knowledge of ex-Dortmund players ahead of Champions League clash https://911policeaidfoundation.org/guardiola-happy-to-build-on-knowledge-of-ex-dortmund-players-ahead-of-champions-league-clash/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 14:23:39 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/guardiola-happy-to-build-on-knowledge-of-ex-dortmund-players-ahead-of-champions-league-clash/ Ilkay Gundogan doesn’t think Erling Haaland is nervous about facing former club Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday. Haaland will line up against the side he left for Manchester City in June when Dortmund visit the Etihad Stadium for the Group G tie. The Norway international has scored 25 Champions League goals in […]]]>

Ilkay Gundogan doesn’t think Erling Haaland is nervous about facing former club Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Haaland will line up against the side he left for Manchester City in June when Dortmund visit the Etihad Stadium for the Group G tie.

The Norway international has scored 25 Champions League goals in 20 appearances, the most of any player in their first 20 games in the competition.

Fifteen of them have come in 13 appearances in the competition for Dortmund, and Haaland could become the second player to score a Champions League goal both for and against the German side, after Ciro Immobile.

The smart money is on him, given his remarkable start to life at City.

Haaland has scored 10 goals in just six Premier League games, that tally including two hat-tricks, and netted a brace in City’s Champions League win at Sevilla last week.

Gundogan spent five years at Dortmund from 2011 to 2016 before joining City, helping the club win the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal double under Jurgen Klopp in 2011-12.

But Gundogan expects the occasion to be more special for Haaland than for himself, although he doesn’t feel any concern about the 22-year-old.

“No, I saw him very happy,” Gundogan told a press conference when asked if Haaland was nervous.

“He was sitting next to me and was very happy, he was asking me [how I felt]. We are both very excited to play against our old team.

“For me it’s more of the past, but for him it will be much more special because he will know 95% of the team.

“I know a few players and I’m really looking forward to playing here and at Dortmund, it’s a special occasion for both of us.”

Sergio Gomez and Manuel Akanji have also plied their trades at Dortmund, the latter joining in the last transfer window, and Gundogan doesn’t think it’s possible for the quartet playing at his former club to take the emotion out of the game.

“‘I’m sure it’s impossible to take it away because we will have memories attached to Dortmund, I believe all four of us have mainly positive memories, so quite difficult to completely take away the emotions. he added.

“You deal with them in the best possible way, using them in your favour, not to get too excited, stay calm and cool, which can be the hardest thing in football.”

City lost the Champions League final to Chelsea in 2021 and then fell victim to a Real Madrid comeback in the semi-finals last year.

“The most important thing is the margin of error, the little details that decide, especially in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final obviously the margin is so tight that no errors are really allowed,” said Gundogan about learning these. experiences.

“The last few years the way we were eliminated was maybe a bit tragic in the way it happened, but I don’t think we should regret anything, it’s still an experience for us.

“It was amazing to play the final, even though we lost it, it was an incredible experience. As a competitor, we learn from it, we try to come back to it and do better. The objective of the season is the same, reach for the maximum and see what can happen.”

When asked if Haaland can make a difference in this competition this season, Gundogan replied: “We hope so. Obviously having a good number nine, a good striker, physically strong, determined is going to help us a lot. , but we will see.

“Winning the Champions League is something incredible to achieve, a very difficult competition, it’s never easy and small details can decide the outcome. We will do our best to go as far as possible.”

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Americans are overconfident in their political knowledge https://911policeaidfoundation.org/americans-are-overconfident-in-their-political-knowledge/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 05:01:50 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/americans-are-overconfident-in-their-political-knowledge/ As the statewide primaries continue through the summer, many Americans are starting to think about which candidates they will support in the 2022 general election. This decision-making process is fraught with pitfalls, especially for inexperienced voters. Voters must navigate angry and emotionally charged conversations about politics as they try to figure out who to vote […]]]>

As the statewide primaries continue through the summer, many Americans are starting to think about which candidates they will support in the 2022 general election.

This decision-making process is fraught with pitfalls, especially for inexperienced voters.

Voters must navigate angry and emotionally charged conversations about politics as they try to figure out who to vote for. Americans are more likely than ever to view politics in moral terms, meaning their political conversations sometimes feel like epic battles between good and evil.


But political conversations are also shaped by, obviously, what Americans know — and, less obviously, what they think they know — about politics.

In recent research, I have studied how Americans’ perceptions of their own political knowledge shape their political attitudes. My results show that many Americans think they know a lot more about politics than they really know.

Voters must navigate angry and emotionally charged conversations about politics as they try to figure out who to vote for.

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Deficit of knowledge, excess of confidence

For the past five years, I have studied the phenomenon of what I call “political overconfidence”. My work, in tandem with the studies of other scholars, reveals how it thwarts democratic politics. Political overconfidence can make people more defensive about mistaken factual beliefs about politics. It also causes Americans to underestimate the political skills of their peers. And those who think they are political experts often reject the advice of real experts.

Political overconfidence also interacts with political partisanship, making supporters less willing to listen to their peers across the way.

The result is a breakdown in the ability to learn from each other about political issues and events.

A “reality check” experience

In my last study on the subject, I tried to find out what would happen when politically overconfident people discovered that they were wrong about political facts.

To do this, I recruited a sample of Americans to participate in a survey experiment through the recruitment platform Lucid. In the experiment, some respondents were shown a series of statements that taught them to avoid common political lies. For example, one statement explained that while many people believe Social Security will soon run out of money, the reality is less dire than it appears.

My hypothesis was that most people would learn statements and become more cautious about repeating common political lies. However, as I found in my previous studies, a problem quickly arose.

The problem

First, I asked respondents a series of basic questions about American politics. This quiz included topics such as which party controls the House of Representatives – the Democrats – and who is the current Energy Secretary – Jennifer Granholm. Then I asked them how they thought they passed the quiz.

Many of the respondents who thought they were the top performers were actually among the worst performers. Much like the results of a famous study by Dunning and Kruger, low achievers usually don’t realize they are falling behind their peers.

Of the 1,209 people who took part, around 70% were overconfident about their knowledge of politics. But that basic pattern wasn’t the most worrisome part of the results.

Overconfident respondents failed to change their attitudes in response to my warnings about political lies. My investigation showed that they read the statements and could report details of what they said. But their attitudes towards the lies remained inflexible, probably because they saw themselves – wrongly – as political experts.

But if I could make overconfident respondents more humble, would they really take my warnings about political lies to heart?

Bad self-assessment

My experiment aimed to examine what happens when overconfident people are told that their political knowledge is lacking. To do this, I randomly assigned respondents to receive one of three experimental treatments after taking the political knowledge quiz. These were as follows:

  1. Respondents received statements teaching them to avoid political lies.
  2. Respondents did not receive the statements.
  3. Respondents received both the statements and a “reality check” treatment. The reality check showed how respondents fared in the political quiz they took at the start of the survey. In addition to their raw score, the report showed how respondents ranked among 1,000 of their peers.

For example, respondents who thought they had passed the quiz might have learned that they answered one out of five questions correctly and scored less than 82% of their peers. For many overconfident respondents, this “reality check” treatment brought them down to earth. They reported much less overconfidence on average when I followed up with them.

Finally, I asked all survey respondents to rate their level of skepticism about five statements. These statements are all common political lies. One statement, for example, claimed that violent crime had increased over the previous decade – it had not. Another claimed that the United States spent 18% of the federal budget on foreign aid – the actual figure was less than 1%.

I expected most respondents who had received my warnings to become more skeptical of such misinformed statements. On average, they did. But have overconfident respondents also learned this lesson?

Those who think they are political experts often reject the advice of real experts.

Hand writing Facts Vs Myths with marker over transparent wipe

Those who think they are political experts often reject the advice of real experts.

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Back to reality: mission accomplished

The results of the study showed that overconfident respondents only began to take political lies seriously if they had first experienced my “reality check” treatment.

While the overconfident respondents in other conditions showed no reaction, the humble nature of the “reality check,” when they realized how wrong they had been, led the overconfident participants in this condition to revise their beliefs. They increased their skepticism of political lies by a statistically significant margin.

Overall, this “reality check” experience was a success. But it reveals that aside from experience, political overconfidence hampers the ability of many Americans to accurately perceive political reality.

The problem of political overconfidence

What, if anything, can be done about the widespread phenomenon of political overconfidence?

Although my research cannot determine whether political overconfidence is increasing over time, it makes intuitive sense that this issue is growing in prominence in the age of online political discourse. In the online domain, it is often difficult to assess the credibility of anonymous users. This means that false claims are easily propagated by uninformed people who simply appear confident.

To combat this problem, social media companies and thought leaders could look for ways to promote a discourse that emphasizes humility and self-correction. Because confident and misguided self-expression can easily drown out more credible voices in the online realm, social media apps could consider promoting humility by reminding posters to reconsider the “stance” or assertion of their posts.

Although it may seem far-fetched, recent developments show that small nudges can lead to powerful changes in the online behavior of social media users.

For example, Twitter’s recent inclusion of a pop-up message that asks would-be news posters to “read before you tweet” has caused users to rethink their willingness to share potentially misleading content.

A gentle reminder to avoid posting bold claims without evidence is just one possible way for social media companies to encourage good behavior online. With another election season soon upon us, such a fix is ​​urgently needed.

Ian Anson is an associate professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article.

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Heaven for knowledge-hungry beef lovers – Business Daily https://911policeaidfoundation.org/heaven-for-knowledge-hungry-beef-lovers-business-daily/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 21:00:23 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/heaven-for-knowledge-hungry-beef-lovers-business-daily/ Food and drinks Heaven for knowledge-hungry beef lovers Friday, September 09, 2022 A photo showing the seating area of ​​Local Grill in Gigiri, Nairobi. PICTURES | BOWL The gang, a group of 10, had certainly been looking forward to this outing as part of our quest to familiarize ourselves with Nairobi’s food scene. Gigiri was […]]]>

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Heaven for knowledge-hungry beef lovers


A photo showing the seating area of ​​Local Grill in Gigiri, Nairobi. PICTURES | BOWL

The gang, a group of 10, had certainly been looking forward to this outing as part of our quest to familiarize ourselves with Nairobi’s food scene. Gigiri was the destination and The Local Grill the mission.

Once everyone was seated and whetted their appetites with a delicious Sauvignon Blanc, came the deliberation of the choice. As the name suggests, the five-year-old The Local Grill prides itself on its extensive knowledge of beef.

I consider beef to be the king of meats because I can eat it all year round without suffering from satiation, so when an establishment proclaims that “you don’t just put the steak on a plate; it’s about paying homage to cattle,” so my attention is piqued.

The restaurant is designed around a popular Johannesburg steakhouse, also known as The Local Grill.

While the Johannesburg restaurant’s decor speaks more to the man with its rough brick walls adorned with cattle-themed photographs and placemats etched with an educational diagram of beef cuts, the Kenyan Local Grill tempers the steer fervor with what owner Bhavna says is an intentional attempt to make it feminine and welcoming while using locally made furniture and furnishings.

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Chef Meshack Oduor shows off different cuts of meat at the Local Grill in Gigiri, Nairobi. PICTURES | BOWL

As such, every element, from the bar stools sitting on wrought iron legs with antique charm, to the hand-scraped wooden floors and exterior walls clad in wood-grain finish, bears the hallmark of a craftsman.

Staff members are encouraged to take advantage of role rotation to improve their chances of promotion. Chef Meshack Oduor, for example, started out as a fries cook and Ruth Wangare, who started out as a kitchen clerk, is now in charge of purchasing.

What is particularly interesting about this column is that the Local Grill adheres to a strict ‘field to fork’ philosophy as well as a ‘nose to tail’ philosophy where they ensure that every slice of meat can be traced back to to the exact cow. he comes and nothing is lost.

To achieve this, they work with selected farmers. In what many restaurants eschew, The Local Grill opens its kitchen to diners where they impart knowledge on the various processes of aging and preparing meat.

Here, you have the opportunity to explore the different cuts and flavors achieved by different cooking methods, including broiling, slow cooking, or using smoke blocks and Himalayan salt.

Once you understand a little better what you’re devouring, you can choose to enjoy grain-fed or grass-fed beef, aged in place or dry-aged and spiced with a special marinade. And you can even choose their specific slice of rump, sirloin, tenderloin, T-bone, or rib eye, which is then cut to order.

Accompanying these steaks is a rich assortment of wines, including a special sommelier’s selection list for those craving a classic pairing. I also counted at least 30 varieties of gin for those who love juniper berries.

Chocolate

A chocolate fudge dessert at Local Grill in Gigiri, Nairobi. PICTURES | BOWL

The shared starter of salad, beef carpaccio and grilled octopus was a delight, with the simmered beef ragù cheeks being the unexpected hit.

After tasting all the starter presentations, my palate leaned towards my quirky choice of wild mushroom risotto strewn with parmesan shavings. The beef ribs slow braised in red wine were faultless with the grilled sirloin covering the rump in my book.

While the house wine was tasteful, I thought the prices were high but I was happy that the sides, at no extra cost, ensured no stomach was left craving.

In a battle of the sexes, the ladies presented a chocolate fudge dessert while the men teamed up affogato ice cream. Each team claimed victory but my coffee heads were influenced by Italian picking.

Rumor has it that the restaurant will soon be delivering aged cuts as well.

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Pasadena Unified offers a gold mine of knowledge https://911policeaidfoundation.org/pasadena-unified-offers-a-gold-mine-of-knowledge/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 21:17:39 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/pasadena-unified-offers-a-gold-mine-of-knowledge/ PUSD students (File photo – PHS yearbook staff) As a PUSD parent, I can attest that PUSD schools offer even more than a solid and rigorous education, they offer a gold mine of knowledge about our nation and our community. By Jennifer Hall Lee But since the COVID-19 pandemic, homeschooling has been booming. Homeschooling is […]]]>

PUSD students (File photo – PHS yearbook staff)

As a PUSD parent, I can attest that PUSD schools offer even more than a solid and rigorous education, they offer a gold mine of knowledge about our nation and our community.

By Jennifer Hall Lee

But since the COVID-19 pandemic, homeschooling has been booming. Homeschooling is not part of the public school system.

Popularized in the 1980s, home-schooling programs were created by private companies and offered by mail. This is mostly how home schooling is done in the United States.

The popularity of homeschooling was quickly tempered by the realization that homeschooling is time-consuming and unregulated by state school boards. If a homeschooled parent wanted to re-enroll their child in a public school, they sometimes found that the child lacked an education at the school level.

Before 2020, 2.8% of children in the country were homeschooled. In the 2020/2021 school year, 5.4% of children are homeschooled. Homeschooled children do not receive PUSD teacher benefits.

Why not PUSD?

PUSD teachers are top educators, including three with Milken Educator Awards (considered the Oscar award for teaching). This year, it was awarded to Hamilton elementary teacher Nichole Anderson. In 2012 Manual Rustin of John Muir High School won and in 2001 the winner was Joshua Tornek of Marshall Fundamental High School.

We offer Dual Language Immersion, Arts, STEM, Dual Language Immersion, Dual Enrollment with Pasadena City College, and more. The district has a strong college and careers program that offers internships with local businesses, nonprofits, and local politicians.

Pasadena Unified leads the state of California in our student offerings and we have an independent curriculum based on California content standards. Our independent study program involves parents and teachers working together because that is the philosophy of independent study. PUSD Students in the independent study program have a teacher who is a mentor to the student and works with the student part of the time while the majority of the student’s work is done by the student independently at home.

Start of homeschooling

Homeschooling outside of public education is not new.

It became popular in 1970, a year before the Supreme Court approved bus transportation as a method of integrating public schools.

Like the vouchers, homeschooling is tied to the struggle to integrate into public schools. It is also one of the results of religious movements that reject secular public school education.

Homeschooling is not an independent study program within a public school district. When a parent homeschools, they become their child’s teacher, and some states don’t even require a parent or guardian to be a licensed teacher.

More troubling is the lack of data on homeschooled children and child abuse.

Independent Study in Pasadena Schools

Accredited teachers are required in public schools. In the PUSD Independent Study program, our teachers have the opportunity to work in partnership with parents to create personalized activities for students. We also offer on-campus activities once a week for elementary students to get to know other program participants.

In our politically divisive atmosphere, many display a rejection of democratic institutions, in fact, there are people in our country who want to dismantle public education completely.

I believe that children who are homeschooled outside of a public school system are also being denied what I see as the untapped gold that ties a public school education together: learning to work with other people different from you.

The loss of public schools is a frightening prospect to me, because without them we would cease to be a nation of citizens bound by our values ​​and instead become lone ships adrift at sea.

If you find yourself near John Muir High School Early College Magnet, take a look at the lighted banners featuring images of our recent graduates.

You will see a student body of graduates attending colleges such as Harvard, PCC, UCLA, USC, and Cal Lutheran. They are big kids.

Retreating to our homes and closing the door, to homeschool our children, only separates us from each other and contributes to a lack of interconnected neighborhoods where our children know the kids around the corner – the proverbial village .

Bring your child into the wider community by first enrolling in the Pasadena Unified School District.

Jennifer Hall Lee is a PUSD trustee.

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