We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Planners have tried all kinds of incentives to get us to cycle more. Toronto has built dedicated bike lanes, as well as semi-dedicated lanes (a safety menace, in my view). It even invested in a money-losing bike-share program. Sadly, though, I’m no more inclined to ride a bike than ever. My reasons are pedestrian: Sweatiness, helmet hair, inability to pick up dinner and 10 kilograms of cat litter on the way home. And the weather, which is crummy half the year.
But mostly, I enjoy not having my teeth knocked out.
“I once worked for a lawyer who said something that I have never forgotten,” Donizger recalled in another outtake. “‘Facts do not exist. Facts are created.’ Ever since that day, I realized how the law works.”
“Donziger’s deal with the Devil was becoming increasingly perverse,” Barrett writes.
Donziger's "deal with the Devil" was evident with his comment:
“‘Facts do not exist. Facts are created.’ Ever since that day, I realized how the law works.”
That was the basis for all his actions and to my mind, the most perverse.
I don't know if those tactics are common in legal proceedings here but they seem to be common especially among "documentary" crowd. See any movie by Michael Moore or FrackNation as examples. These people are all crooks and no better - maybe worse - than Greenpeace when they lied about the North Sea drilling rig that Shell had operated and wanted to scuttle.
Not quite- science is for people willing to admit their ignorance and uncertainty. What I had drilled into me as early as high school is "What is science is not certain. What is certain is not science".
Once you've left the realm of repeatable experiment, you've entered the world of faith, not of science.
Another guy named Dan
More so than we think, look up the the career of Dickie Scruggs for a start.
Though to be fair, attorneys are your advocate and are expected to spin (or generate) a reality most favorable to you.