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June 26, 2017

2.1 False Claims A Day And Counting

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 21:20

This is a great resource. I hope all Americans are paying attention because his messed up actions affect us all. I do not understand those who voted for him knowing these things, it terrifies me that some still support him because of these things. Hugs

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Toronto Star reporter Daniel Dale’s pursuit of Trump falsehoods began innocently enough. Last September, around the time Trump called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” , Daniel wrote a column on weird/false wannabe president Trump Tweets. Popularity of the piece prompted his editor to suggest it become a regular feature. Eight days later filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted – “this Canadian journalist, every single day in the Toronto Star, lists all the lies that Donald Trump spoke that day. Shames the US media.” Thus began Dale’s diligent scrutiny.

Being a well mannered Canadian Daniel stopped short of calling Trump froth lies. Benefit of the doubt took ignorance into consideration, choosing instead “false claims”. Today the Star published all fact checked “false claims” since Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017. Ponder 337 and counting, an average of 2.1 false claims a day.
Linked below – all false Trump claims since inauguration including a searchable data…

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  1. The sympathy and large following that Donald Trump has is due to a trait in human nature that is present in us all to some extent. It’s termed the instinct of survival of the fittest and it got the human race to where it is at the moment. The opposing force in human nature is the conscience which judges our actions and gives us a sense of guilt about our behaviour. It is why Freud said : we are at war with ourselves.
    There are those who believe human nature can be civilised and that the conscience in the end will win out and we will all become good Samaritans . Religion tries to harness the still small voice of conscience and suppress the destructive force of out and out ambition.
    You must look at the world and decide who you think is winning if any one of these forces.
    Steven Pinker declares we are not blank slates but carry a huge evolutionary baggage ; in other words we are not in total control of our actions.

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    Comment by kertsen — June 27, 2017 @ 07:09

    • Hello Kertsen. I think the people who value progressive values far out way the smaller much more vocal minority who listen to the destructive forces. I do disagree with you on the role religion plays. They don’t try to minimize the forces of destruction and ambition, they just channel it against any not in their tribe religion. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — June 27, 2017 @ 10:32

  2. Scottie thinking about it there are those in religious communities with their own selfish ends beside some very pious and genuine souls who believe in doing good. We must remember what a religion teaches and what it’s adherents do are often poles apart. That is because it is our nature that often governs our actions not our professed beliefs.

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    Comment by kertsen — June 27, 2017 @ 10:42

    • I agree, but we have to have the same view of the non-religious and secular organizations. We can not have the default be religion is the good, and it works for the good, the other side is the reverse. That is a skewed way to look at things. Be well. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — June 27, 2017 @ 13:16


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