America’s Credibility?

I have decided to forgo my “Wisdom from History” offering today, bring you a “brief,” ..albeit (at least in my opinion) monumental (bit) of information.

According to Webster: “cred·i·bil·i·ty,” The quality, capability, or power to elicit belief.

Wikipedia logo - page break 1

Credibility refers to the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message.

Traditionally, modern, credibility has two key components: trustworthiness and expertise, which both have objective and subjective components. Trustworthiness is based more on subjective factors, but can include objective measurements such as established reliability.

Expertise can be similarly subjectively perceived, but also includes relatively objective characteristics of the source or message, credentials, certification or information quality).

Obama smoking - caricature 1a

 (Mr. Charismatic Credibility).

Secondary components of credibility include source dynamism (charisma) and physical attractiveness.

Credibility online has become an important topic since the mid-1990s. This is because the web has increasingly become an information resource. The Credibility and Digital Media Project @ UCSB highlights recent and ongoing work in this area, including recent consideration of digital media, youth, and credibility.

In addition, the Persuasive Technology Lab at StanfordUniversity has studied web credibility and proposed the principal components of online credibility and a general theory called Prominence-Interpretation Theory.


Concerning prominence interpretation theory, and abstract from Daniel Buring; … (Source,

“I argued that focus projection rules in English should be reduced to a simple prominence principal, combined with a theory of default prominence.

Novel data are presented to show that commonly assumed restrictions on focus projection – that is possible only from heads and complements – do not in fact hold.

A more adequate theory is one that places less restriction on focus projection, and ultimately allows us to completely eliminate F markers from the theory of grammar.”

Editorial: If the foregoing is indeed a representation of higher education, ..I no longer aggrieved that I dropped out of high school.


Journalistic credibility: …

According to the Society of Professional Journalists “code of ethics,” …(professional integrity) the “cornerstone” of a journalist’s credibility.


My question is; “If (professional integrity) is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility, ..why do (so many) journalists in America today propagate misinformation?


Scientific credibility: …

Al Gore - caricature 3

(Mr. Climate Warming).

Scientific credibility has been defined as the extent to which science in general is recognized as a source of reliable information about the world. The term has also been applied more narrowly, as an assessment of the credibility of the work of an individual scientist or a field of research.

Here, the phrase refers to how closely the work in question adheres to scientific principles, such as the scientific method.

The method most commonly used to assess the quality of science is peer review and then publication as part of the scientific literature.

Other approaches include the collaborative assessment of a topic by a group of experts, this process can produce reviews such as those published by the Cochrane Collaboration, or the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The general public can give a great deal of weight to perceptions of scientific authority in their decisions on controversial issues that involve scientific research, such as biotechnology.


Monsanto Logo 5a

Question: Does that include my assessment of Monsanto poisoning the residence of this planet one crop at a time?


However, both the credibility and authority of science is questioned by groups with non-mainstream views, such as some advocates of alternative medicine, or those who dispute the scientific consensus on a topic, such as AIDS denialists.

Street credibility: …

Snoop Dogg - caricature 3a

 (Snoop Dogg).

Often abbreviated street cred, whether someone’s word on the street can be believed. Particularly important in the hip-hop and sub-genre gangsta-rap scenes.(Source Wikipedia).

we the people - page break 1

And now for my two cents: “We’ve all heard the old cliché, “opinions are like (blank), ..everybody’s got one).” Albeit, (in truth) opinions are all conjecture based on what an individual believes.

For my part, as I have stated many, many times in the past, I believe in many, many things that are contrary to the beliefs of others, such as America’s Constitution, freedom, and God and country, ..without the input of those who don’t believe in our Constitution, Freedom, and God and Country.

I believe in truth, nature and my God-given common sense. I don’t believe in greed deception and corruption. America is the greatest nation on this planet when it comes to diversity.

According to Webster: “di·ver·si·ty,” The fact or quality of being diverse; difference.

Although there is a great deal to be said about the benefits of diversity, ..there are equal advantages to sameness.

According to Webster: “same·ness,” The quality or condition of being the same; – A lack of variety or change; monotony.

God did not create diversity to inspire conflict, he created diversity to inspire education and understanding.

we the people - page break 1

If everyone on the planet was as rich as King Midas, there would be no one to plant a tree, build a road or inspire new technology. Vacant the physical labor of man, ..there would be no world.

William DeVane - gold 1a

(Mr. Rosalind Capital).

If there were no world, (O.M.G.) ..the gold in William DeVane’s safe wouldn’t have any value.

we the people - page break 1

Contrary to the “wrongheaded ” beliefs of half the American population, Barack Obama is not America, by my measure, Barack Obama isn’t even a pimple on America’s butt.

G 20 - major economies - 2013

Although, currently in the opinion of many “World Leaders,” that’s exactly what he is.

Believing that you are top row center, ..doesn’t it make you top row center.

We have a saying here in South Dakota; “If you don’t like the weather, ..just wait a minute.”

Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow


Crusader Rabbit…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: