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Re: [RC] Envy - Truman Prevatt

I tend to agree if it is an individual. Most individuals don't have "agendas." However, organizations are a different story. Organizations have charters and with those charters most of the time comes agendas. An position stated by an organization tends to be well thought out (or should be) and it represents a myriad of opinions and agendas rolled into an "official statement." When a officer or director of organizations speak - it is often difficult to separate their statements from the views and positions of the organization they legally represent - to the point it is difficult to determine if said person is speaking on behalf of the position of the organization or is speaking for himself/herself as an individual.

While I don't believe that any of the individuals that have commented on this necessary have agendas hidden or otherwise - I cannot say that for organizations that have taken a position.


Bruce Weary DC wrote:
   If I chose a playing card from a deck, and thought about only that card in my mind, unless you're Kreskin, you probably can't
tell me what card I'm thinking of. If you can, we need to take a trip to Vegas and make a killing.
 It is a popular activity these days (and maybe even historically) for some people to observe the actions or hear the words of
others, and then infer and insist what they must be really thinking, even if their interpretation is completely counter to what that
person has actually said.
  To me, the truth is, most people are anxious and willing to tell you almost anything that is on their minds, including
opinions on anything from religion to politics to Mongol Derbys. If one really wants to know what is on someone else's mind,
that person is the best and only resource to find out.  Of course there are liars out there, but, all in all, to ask what someone's opinion is, and after they express it, to tell them that they really are thinking something else, is folly, insults their intelligence, and more than likely represents the opinions of the inquirer, instead.

  So, unless anybody can tell me what card I'm thinking of,  it's probably best  to check with  me personally on my thoughts on any other given subject,
 rather than trying to tell me what I'm thinking. Otherwise, let's meet in Vegas, and I'll buy the first Margarita.  :))   Bruce Weary

“I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience

“I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.” Carl Sagan

[RC] Envy, Bruce Weary DC