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Old June 13th, 2018, 04:29 AM   #1
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Most Important Read of the Week

I sort of knew this ... but reading it/pondering it/ deciding how I can benefit from the knowledge contained in it, makes this the most valuable piece of reading I will get my hands and eyes on this week - maybe this week.

I wonder how many others were as unenlightened about this simple issue as I was.

Is it any surprise that in this era of "alternative facts" people are thoroughly convinced by their own sources?!

https://medium.com/s/trustissues/how...t-4e66fc7b6d27

I know I usually post the articles' text - but I thought it was worth a click to the actual article for anybody seriously interested in finding source material.
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Old June 13th, 2018, 05:07 AM   #2
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I sort of knew this ... but reading it/pondering it/ deciding how I can benefit from the knowledge contained in it, makes this the most valuable piece of reading I will get my hands and eyes on this week - maybe this week.

I wonder how many others were as unenlightened about this simple issue as I was.

Is it any surprise that in this era of "alternative facts" people are thoroughly convinced by their own sources?!

https://medium.com/s/trustissues/how...t-4e66fc7b6d27

I know I usually post the articles' text - but I thought it was worth a click to the actual article for anybody seriously interested in finding source material.
When I use google or any other source I look for at least two articles that are pro and two that are con and any I can find that are neutral. The article was correct that you can google any subject and can see a concerted effort by right wing groups to load up sources that are pro con and anti lib. You have to make an effort to get past right wing bullshit to find anything factual.

These right wing groups make Kim Jong U.N. look like an amateur. Anyone that wonders why I post articles from the Daily alps need not wonder any longer after reading the article. I know how right wing propaganda works and infects weak minds. This is why keeping up with current events is so important. When you put a counter bullshit article up on any site before the right wing trolls do it completely squashes their message before they get it out. It’s important to post articles from left leaning sources. It’s why the righties first move is to discount the source as leftist and unreliable but that fails simply for the fact that article and source simply exist as a counter and alternative view. Something most right wing bullshit cannot successfully over come especially with younger viewers.
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So we're back to mainstream media, the Bible/Pastor and Google?? We hear this a lot in Arizona--land of the Greatest Generation. When someone says "you can't believe anything on the news" I usually respond with "What about quotes? Statistics? Video? Audio?" They reply "OH those can be doctored!" Even if every station (including their fave Fox News) is playing the same quotes, stats and video??

The other rather stunning piece of this puzzle is that the evangelicals and others say they refer to the Bible (God's word) when making their decisions but apparently God's word doesn't apply to certain issues: Immigration reform, charity, social programs, welfare, bigotry/LGTB/Islam and healthcare. Why?

There's only ONE way to understand legislation. READ THE BILL...then read the MSM's analysis of the bill. Then Fact Check.

AND try to grasp the fact that politicians LIE. Every. Single. One. If they want to be reelected they lie. If they want THEIR WAY they lie. IF they want their bill passed, they lie. If they want to protect the president, they lie.
This is the single most important FACT to understand and there should be NO misunderstanding. Anyone who thinks they can believe our current president is a fool.
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So we're back to mainstream media, the Bible/Pastor and Google?? We hear this a lot in Arizona--land of the Greatest Generation. When someone says "you can't believe anything on the news" I usually respond with "What about quotes? Statistics? Video? Audio?" They reply "OH those can be doctored!" Even if every station (including their fave Fox News) is playing the same quotes, stats and video??

The other rather stunning piece of this puzzle is that the evangelicals and others say they refer to the Bible (God's word) when making their decisions but apparently God's word doesn't apply to certain issues: Immigration reform, charity, social programs, welfare, bigotry/LGTB/Islam and healthcare. Why?

There's only ONE way to understand legislation. READ THE BILL...then read the MSM's analysis of the bill. Then Fact Check.

AND try to grasp the fact that politicians LIE. Every. Single. One. If they want to be reelected they lie. If they want THEIR WAY they lie. IF they want their bill passed, they lie. If they want to protect the president, they lie.
This is the single most important FACT to understand and there should be NO misunderstanding. Anyone who thinks they can believe our current president is a fool.
I also love the response, “Oh, those can be doctored” but they trust whole heartedly a book that we KNOW has been “doctored”
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If it applies to you, type some search related to politics into Google.

Then type the same into your wife's or someone else's computer, especially if they tend to be of a different political wing.

You will be surprised how different the results are.
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So we're back to mainstream media, the Bible/Pastor and Google?? We hear this a lot in Arizona--land of the Greatest Generation. When someone says "you can't believe anything on the news" I usually respond with "What about quotes? Statistics? Video? Audio?" They reply "OH those can be doctored!" Even if every station (including their fave Fox News) is playing the same quotes, stats and video??

The other rather stunning piece of this puzzle is that the evangelicals and others say they refer to the Bible (God's word) when making their decisions but apparently God's word doesn't apply to certain issues: Immigration reform, charity, social programs, welfare, bigotry/LGTB/Islam and healthcare. Why?

There's only ONE way to understand legislation. READ THE BILL...then read the MSM's analysis of the bill. Then Fact Check.

AND try to grasp the fact that politicians LIE. Every. Single. One. If they want to be reelected they lie. If they want THEIR WAY they lie. IF they want their bill passed, they lie. If they want to protect the president, they lie.
This is the single most important FACT to understand and there should be NO misunderstanding. Anyone who thinks they can believe our current president is a fool.
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