Obstacles To truth (cont)

The Truth Seekers’ Question:

“If what you believe was not true would you want to know?”
As dangerous as external obstacles to truth are, internal obstacles may pose the greater danger.
If “No” is your answer to the Truth Seekers’ Question, then there is a good chance something other than truth is your highest priority.
Might a “No” response be indicative of one falling short of open-mindedness? A closed mind is self-imposed imprisonment.
Remembering “Sometimes you’re wrong”, i.e. rule number fifty-one as espoused by a popular fictional TV character, can be helpful in these circumstances.
Living by rule number fifty-one is the first step to jailbreaking from self-imposed mind imprisonment.
Gracklerr contributes to overcoming both external and internal obstacles to the acquisition of truth. And Gracklerr makes accessing opposing points of view easy.

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Relevance of Gracklerr to You
Unlike other social networks that reap the financial benefits of the content you create, the “fruits” of your creation on your Gracklerr channel are yours.
It’s your sole and unencumbered right to choose to monetize your Graclerr channel (or not). When you monetize the contents of your Graclerr channel you keep all proceeds generated from your channel.
Additionally, you are free to sell, assign, lease or rent your channel at any time.
The level of popularity and monetization of your channel will rise or fall entirely based upon the merits of the content you create on your channel.
Anything you can do at any other social networking site, you can do at Gracklerr. Plus, at Gracklerr you can auto-post content to any other social networking site where you have an account.

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The Inspiration for Gracklerr’s Format
In the golden age of newspaper journalism, the paper’s opinion was typically on the left-hand page and the opposing opinion (that is the “Op-Ed”) was usually on the right-hand page of the paper. Think of Gracklerr as a digital recreation of that structure.
In the case of Gracklerr, those two columns are “Channels”. The left channel is controlled by the channel’s rightful owner or by the current Option holder of the named channel.
The right channel is controlled by someone or some group of individuals or an organization that wishes to provide opposing opinions to those appearing in the left channel. It’s the “Op-Ed” channel.
For example, the Joe Biden channel would be owned by Joe or someone or some entity supportive of and authorized by Joe Biden. Points of view supportive of Joe’s would appear in the left channel. Those opinions opposed to Joe Biden’s opinions would appear in the right channel.
A Joe Biden channel address looks like this: https://gracklerr.com/joebiden
The Joe Biden Op-Ed channel looks like this: https://gracklerr.com/joebidenoped
BTW, anyone purchasing their own named channel might want to consider the value of purchasing their Op-Ed channel as well.
Wait just a minute, that might make sense if I were suffering from dissociative identity disorder, but, last time I checked I was not bipolar.
Ask yourself this: How popular would Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes be without a Moriarty?
Now do you see the point? Chances are quite good that if you forcefully and confidently use your Gracklerr channel to express what you believe to be true, there will be those with opposing points of view.
Why not Option your Op-Ed channel with the idea that, when someone with an opposing point of view decides to purchase the Op-Ed channel to your channel, you profit.
Hey, depending on how good your content is, the sale of your Option on your Op-Ed channel could be your best return on your investment ever.

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Gracklerr Funding Model
All enterprises require money. Even a church, mosque, or synagogue has to pay to keep the lights on.
Gracklerr’s funding model is unusual. Funds are not sought from Big Tech, Silicon Valley, Fortune 500 companies, or any major news organizations.
This unique funding approach is necessary because of the other Golden Rule: He who has the gold, rules.
Gracklerr’s content would inevitably come to be censored if its source of funding was Silicon Valley. Development and operational funds will be raised by channel sales and channel Option auctions.
Any individual or organization can purchase their named channel outright but they must in fact be the rightful claimant, i.e. the individual or organization with the legal right to the named individual or organization channel.
For example, only Joe Biden or a Joe Biden designated entity can own the Joe Biden channel.
However, prior to the purchase of the Joe Biden channel by Joe Biden or a Joe Biden designated entity, anyone can Option the Joe Biden channel.
Put another way: in the case of any channel that has not yet been purchased outright by the rightful claimant of the named channel, any individual or organization can purchase an Option for that named channel.
There is a process for authenticating the rightful claimant to a channel. There are financial assessments levied against those who violate the named channel terms and conditions.
All Optioned channels participate in an ongoing Named Channel Option auction until the channel is purchased by the individual or entity for whom the channel is named, i.e. the rightful channel claimant.
The price at which the current named channel Option holder is willing to transfer the Option to another Option holder or sell the named channel outright to the rightful channel claimant is set by the then-current named channel Option holder.
To clarify the preceding: at any time before the outright purchase of a channel by its rightful claimant, Option ownership is transferable to any new Option holder who meets the auction requirements of the then-current Option holder.
Option terms also stipulate the then-current Option holder must sell outright the named channel to the person or entity with legal rights to the named channel under the following terms and conditions:
At anytime the individual or organization for whom the channel is named may purchase the named channel outright by either paying the “Buy Now” asking price of the channel or by paying a three (3%) percent premium over the highest bid price of the then-current named channel Option auction, whichever is greater.
To cover the costs of Gracklerr development and ongoing operations, Gracklerr receives the proceeds from both the initial outright purchases and initial Option sales. Thereafter, Gracklerr receives seven (7%) percent of all transaction amounts.

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What’s The Big Deal About “Truth”?
Can we expect truth to prevail in a system controlled by the few? How can we remain informed when news and information are progressively more controlled by a handful of powerful gatekeepers?
When truth prevails, we are better equipped to identify the underlying cause of most problems. When we understand the underlying cause we are better able to design the best solution.
Only by identifying real problems and applying the right solutions, can we make life better for the greatest number of individuals.
Solved problems improve economic conditions. A better economy directly improves our personal well being and increases our ability to help others solve their problems and advance their pursuit of happiness.

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Why Another Social Network?
People of the world face formidable challenges. Limiting our sources of news and information to big tech and big media does not provide the truth based, factual knowledge needed to select the best solutions to our problems and to govern ourselves successfully.
As a practical matter, most of us will surely agree that solving a problem requires knowing the truth about what caused the problem.
Follow any blood-red thread through history and we find resistance to truth, misunderstandings, misjudgments, half-truths, and outright lies at center stage in nearly every human blunder.
What they all share in common is a lack of truthful information. Calamities result when we are unaware of the truth (the external obstacle) or refuse to accept it (the internal obstacle).
The health of any community depends upon a truthful assessment of the problems and issues affecting the community. The question is: who can we rely on to help identify the real problems and offer the best solutions?
In the past, we relied on news media to keep us informed. Unfortunately, far too many of today’s purveyors of news and information have become activists. Others are just pandering to special interests instead of pursuing the facts irrespective of where they may lead.
Most everything we are allowed to read, hear or see today comes to us from a handful of tech and media giants who control the flow of information. They own the dominant social media sites, the electronic media (radio and TV), hundreds of newspapers, magazines, book publishers and motion picture production.
We have been eyewitnesses to a dramatic decline in the reliability of what we hear, read and see They simply are not providing the kind of truthful knowledge that is up to the challenge of maintaining freedom where it exists and cultivating it where tyranny reigns.
Too many “news” sources today have demonstrated they are not reliable truth-seeking partners.
Sadly, news today seems to be either entertainment masquerading as news or it is cheer leading for one point of view and condemning another. That cannot produce the kind of truthful information a free society depends upon to survive and flourish.
Just having a presence on Gracklerr sends a message that you are open to opposing points of view. That you consider truth more valuable than winning an argument.
Your presence shows you are not threatened by someone who disagrees with your worldview. That you are supportive of an open exchange of ideas. And you are prepared to change your views if the evidence offered is convincing.

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What Is Truthful Information?
Truthful information requires an earnest commitment to discovering the what, why, who, when, where, and how regarding the issues and events affecting our lives.
Once discovered, truth demands dissemination without fear or spin. This is authentic information. The pursuit of factual knowledge is the genuine focus of a truth seeker.
Now if the news story is about the poodle winning a blue ribbon, then the press can generally be counted on to give us the straight “poop” (sorry couldn’t resist).
But, suppose the story is about the existence of weapons of mass destruction. Or the story takes a position the economic meltdown was caused by greedy Wall Street titans (the liberal view) or by Government intervention in housing (the conservative view).
In situations like the latter two, it’s a case where the temptation to propagandize is more than many seem able to resist.
Understanding the true cause of failure in institutions that impact our lives is of critical importance.
Especially if we want to avoid repeating the same mistakes. For anyone who has lived as an adult for a decade or more, it must be deeply disheartening to watch the apparent lack of fidelity to truth exhibited by all too many voices.

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When Less Is More
Did you ever wonder if perhaps there is a much friendlier relationship between big tech, big business, big media, and big government than we are led to believe? Could that explain why some problems are so resistant to a resolution?
For big business and big government which would be easier to deal with, a handful of media organizations with whom you have developed cozy relationships and who also benefit from the status quo or hundreds of independent news channels dedicated to Non Partisan Pursuit of Truth®?
Did you ever wonder why at the dawn of Television only three media giants were licensed by the FCC?
For the few organizations controlling the flow of news and information, what best protects their entrenched status more? Would it be the reelection of the same politicians with whom they have developed cozy relationships?
Might those same politicians be more easily persuaded to structure any new media regulations favoring the existing media organizations?
Or would a crop of new Representatives and Senators with whom they have no relationship be better for those in control?
Wait just one minute, you say. Big media may be cozy with big government (the regulators) and big businesses (the advertisers), but these giant media organizations employ hundreds and thousands of individuals. How could they possibly control every word all those different journalists write? Answer: They cannot.
However, that does not mean bias does not run deep in big tech and big media.
Most big media organizations employ professional journalists. Some are superb writers and independent thinkers.
Many others are all too human. No matter how much they may disagree, they would have to be inhuman for their written or spoken opinion to never be influenced by the person who signs their paycheck. The only exceptions would be independently wealthy writers. Is that a big number?
Can you really work for big tech, big media, big business, and say absolutely, unequivocally you have never been influenced in any way whatsoever by your understanding of how the boss comes down on the subject of what you are covering?
How long can an employee continue to displease the boss and expect to remain employed?
We must recognize most media operating under the present model tends to perpetuate any existing left or right bias simply due to human nature as manifested in the day to day operations of the Human Resources Department.
If conservatives steer the recruiting there is a natural inclination toward hiring conservatives. If liberals, then more liberals. Birds of a feather flock together. No matter how much we profess otherwise, we can never succeed in escaping our nature.
A line in a Bob Dylan song says it well, “As great as you are you can never be greater than yourself.”
Admittedly, the case of built-in bias is hard to quantify. Nevertheless, even if this bias creeps into a relatively small percent of the news, it is still a difference that makes a difference.
Do you really believe bias is relegated to a very small percentage of the news and information we receive?
Gracklerr tackles this head-on by providing a platform for a nearly unlimited number of independent voices to freely express their opinions without fear of being blocked, doxed, banned, or deplatformed.
This is how Gracklerr serves the public interest.

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