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    How do you wade through impending hype as I like to call it?

    I get that predicting events before they happen is not an exact science but shouldn't there be a way to weed out those people and web sites that are mostly slinging hype mainly for profit/ clicks?

    My impression is that hype and/ or false predictions, which have been always present, have taken on more of a front seat on TV and other media forms then ever before that I can recall. It's gotten to the point that it's hard to believe what anyone says of a predictive manner.

    Does any one know of a web site or book that has tracked the effectiveness of specific people making prediction?

    Or to round off my thoughts, is it best to write off things of a predictive nature as "for entertainment purposes only?"

    As you might sense, the predictive thingy is a conundrum to me.

    Thinking right now that the knowledgeable people on the subject manner of predictive programming have thoughts on this as well.
    If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing.

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    Default Re: How do you wade through impending hype?

    Most of what's on the msm news is pre-programmed propaganda, or fake news, except reports that highlight fear porn like deaths or violence or disasters. The truly good researcher reporters are few and far between, these ones state their sources as can best be disclosed.

    The best way to determine quality of news and/or predictions is to crosscheck the info with other, divergent sources, then use your own knowledge, common sense and intuition. You are your own best source of determining valid news.

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    Default Re: How do you wade through impending hype?

    Have you been following David Icke? He seems to have done VERY well with reading things before they happened!

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    Not much Foxie Loxie. It is hard to keep up with so much out there to be mindful of. I bet David Icke keeping track of all that comes across his desk is a challenge even for him. I admire people that can juggle so much information. I will take a closer look at Mr. Icke, thanks!

    Justplain, you are right. Individually we all need to put in the work to make sense of the world around us. Even though I am engage in understanding the larger world it does get overwhelming for me at times.
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    Default Re: How do you wade through impending hype?

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    How do you wade through impending hype as I like to call it?

    I get that predicting events before they happen is not an exact science but shouldn't there be a way to weed out those people and web sites that are mostly slinging hype mainly for profit/ clicks?

    My impression is that hype and/ or false predictions, which have been always present, have taken on more of a front seat on TV and other media forms then ever before that I can recall. It's gotten to the point that it's hard to believe what anyone says of a predictive manner.

    Does any one know of a web site or book that has tracked the effectiveness of specific people making prediction?

    Or to round off my thoughts, is it best to write off things of a predictive nature as "for entertainment purposes only?"

    As you might sense, the predictive thingy is a conundrum to me.

    Thinking right now that the knowledgeable people on the subject manner of predictive programming have thoughts on this as well.

    The intensity of seemingly relevant information is growing. If I imagine a chart projection of where it's going, I realise that something has to change about how I deal with it all.

    This expansion, for several reasons, including the simple fact that we have the internet now, is unknown territory for nearly all of us. I know I can't go on keeping up with it all. I don't even feel sure I need to, and that's the point I want to make here.

    The perverse impact of more information is that our intuition gets stuffed deeper and deeper down in a hole under it.

    We should be, somehow, doing the opposite. nurturing our intuition as top priority. That imaginary chart I mentioned in my first paragraph would indicate that we are going to need it more and more.

    So how ?

    My own approach is to firstly detatch myself from any kind of self identity with the memes and headlines surging around me. They simply are not important enough, really, to mess with my personal stack of priorities. My priorities would be hard to explain here in full but one simple account of them is that I'm prepared and willing to drop right out of "the loop" of in-the-know people before I will let the helter skelter of this madness tip me upside down.

    I keep on listening to my own inner voice for guidance about when it's time to slacken the pace, and when to floor it a bit. The important bit is that it's "me" who calls the shots for me, not the surges in the external stimuli. That would be attaching some self identity to them and weaken me.

    Of course, there's more to it than just that. In the background, I'm fully ready to die without ever making a mark in this world. I really don't care if I'm a complete nobody. That's a very crucial piece to have in place for me to be able to handle the rest of it.

    Right, that's a splurge I didn't see coming, and I've no idea if I've even stayed on your question topic.
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    Default Re: How do you wade through impending hype?

    Thank you norman, that helps. The thread has the two parts to it so yes, you stayed on topic.

    Sounds to me like you're finding a good balance.

    I find that same balance and still find time to fall.
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    Default Re: How do you wade through impending hype?

    I listen to most things, but it is all entertainment to me anymore. I'll believe it for certain when it comes to pass.

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    Default Re: How do you wade through impending hype?

    To really understand the Big Picture, it's like....How far down the Rabbit Hole do you want to go? Norman, "it's "me" who calls the shots for me"...Great way to put it!
    I KNEW there was a reason I always read your posts!

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    Default Re: How do you wade through impending hype?

    Quote Posted by Foxie Loxie (here)
    To really understand the Big Picture, it's like....How far down the Rabbit Hole do you want to go? Norman, "it's "me" who calls the shots for me"...Great way to put it!
    I KNEW there was a reason I always read your posts!
    Rabbit hole or washing machine that never seems to get the clothes clean? Either way there is going to be some tumbling. Watch out for the spin cycle!

    Whew! I'm glad I'm not what I wear!
    If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing.

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    Default Re: How do you wade through impending hype?

    Usually I'll look for some type of historical pattern as well as logical evidence within the actual source of the hype. Is the hype based on speculation, or is it based on actual independently verifiable evidence?

    Then I'll look for a history of failed predictions on the same topic, as well as by the same author.

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