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Comment Re:Stop the presses! Someone in IT fucked up! (Score 1) 132

And watch this get modded "Troll" since I used the inflammatory "Planned Parenthood / Abortion" example by people who can't actually debate the actual topic.

I don't know enough to discuss the example you provided, but can offer that the funding/expense for Planned Parenthood is probably more complicated than what you proposed and certainly open to skewed interpretation (especially by those opposed to their services -- specifically and, apparently, as a whole) as described by this article from Fact Check: http://www.factcheck.org/2015/...

Comment Re:Stop the presses! Someone in IT fucked up! (Score 1) 132

Journalists need a minimum of two anonymous sources to report something as factual to the public. Three anonymous sources is probably CYA from a #FakeNews accusation.

On the other hand, what's the standard for getting #RealNews from our new administration? Seems the more sources they provide, the less "real" their news and facts are. Hmm... Let me do some math... Maybe zero administration sources are needed.

Comment Re:Yea... (Score 1) 388

The US had a good quality education before they had a department of education

Probably specifically, but not universally, true. One purpose of the Dept of Ed is to promote standards and uniformity for (hopefully) good quality education for the entire country. This helps (or should help) graduates compete for jobs anywhere in the US, not just in their immediate locality.

Comment Re:Yea... (Score 1) 388

The US department of education was enacted on October 17, 1979, it began operating on May 4, 1980 a full decade after the US sent people to the moon and back.

Now I'm confused. That relates to this (admittedly non-sequitur) thread how?

University -> lack of critical thought -> Dept of Ed -> DeVos -> Grizzly Bears -> Sarah Palin ( -> lack of critical thought)

Comment Re:Kowtowing (Score 1) 406

From the Washington Post article I referenced:

PolitiFact uncovered two more bankruptcies filed after 1992, totaling six. Trump Hotels and Casinos Resorts filed for bankruptcy again in 2004, after accruing about $1.8 billion in debt. Trump Entertainment Resorts also declared bankruptcy in 2009, after being hit hard during the 2008 recession.

Why the discrepancy? Perhaps this will give us an idea: Trump told Washington Post reporters that he counted the first three bankruptcies as just one.

Comment Re:Umm (Score 1, Insightful) 388

They already had this. It's called citing your sources and peer review. We also used to have open discussions but those got shut down in favor of safe spaces. Now you can't say shit without some snowflake getting their feelings hurt because, you know, feelings are more important than the truth and stuff.

Yes, Trump (the biggest snowflake of all) and his followers are easily upset by things like the Truth and "things they don't like / understand".

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