Forcing a means of wagering, though put their stunted sense of manhood on the line. Either put up or shut up. And given the choice, most of them are far too cowardly to actually back up their claims.
“Jade Helm 15, a military exercise, brings wild speculation in Texas about ‘martial law’.” A large but relatively routine exercise to train troops in counter-terrorism methods has become the latest Black Helicopters fantasy in the minds of the whole posse comitatis crowd. Conspiracy theorists claim it’s an attempt to institute martial law, possibly in collusion with (I kid you not) Wal-Mart. Ted Cruz has signed up to share the Koolaid. And in response, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has ordered the State Guard to 'monitor' federal troops there during the exercise. (Without explaining what 'monitor' means. Never mind that the president can legally federalize the state guard, any time he chooses.)
Putting aside the spectacular insult to our men and women in uniform — any ONE of whom would blow the whistle if anything even 0.01% as nefarious were actually going on. You know this is not about modeling reality, at any level. It is about stoking the insatiable engine of the Indignation Industry. Hence, disproof won’t make a scintilla of difference. Open transparency will help a bit. (I almost always prescribe big doses, to ensure that Big Brother does stay far away: as he is right now.) Transparency will limit the number of frenzied conspiracy nuts to a screeching small-but-deeply-harmful minority.
But even transparency will only see to it that they'll back out of THIS howling mania, gleeful in the after-rush of sanctimony, looking for the next one to wave about, shrugging off any reminder that they predicted, in 2008, that "Obama will take all our guns." Safe in the serene knowledge that the rest of us will fight like hell to preserve their right to be raving morons.
Is the situation hopeless? Not! There is a method. One that absolutely works. Let me repeat that. It works. And it works absolutely. That is, if you parse it carefully.
And not one Blue American of stature has ever once (to my knowledge) actually used this sure-fire method for forcing conspiracy nut-jobs to back off.
Demand wagers. Put money on it. Offer odds. Insist they step up and offer stakes, like real-men. If they are so sure of their paranoid ravings — sure enough to throw America into fever after fever and thus harm us all and insult our professional warriors — then they ought to be willing… even eager… to take my money in a bet! Watch... oh watch how they backpedal, the instant there are actual consequences to foaming at the mouth. The instant facts and evidence threaten to have real bite.
Let me link you to my earlier posting about this. And I am serious. It is a weapon Sane America never, ever uses… even though it is one that will work. It works; and it is a sign of the raw stupidity of liberals, that they have not learned how to wield this sword.
Try it! Read the write-up. Offer wagers. Watch how fast the cheap cowards back off!
Lin and the Riot team wondered what would happen if they took known psychology findings and applied them on a massive scale to improve player behavior. “When we first started, applying classic psychology theories was the most logical approach,” Lin says. “But as we settled in and better understood how to look at human behaviors online, we started digging in more and more into bleeding edge stuff.” They soon realized that they could do more than just replicate classic experiments; they could do scientific research on human behavior that had never been possible before in an academic lab.
Some of Riot’s experiments are causing the game to evolve. For example, one product is a restricted chat mode that limits the number of messages abusive players can type per match. It’s a temporary punishment that has led to a noticeable improvement in player behavior afterward —on average, individuals who went through a period of restricted chat saw 20 percent fewer abuse reports filed by other players. The restricted chat approach also proved 4 percent more effective at improving player behavior than the usual punishment method of temporarily banning toxic players.
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