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JOHN BRUMMETT: Cotton and the right thing June 13, 2017 at 6:30 a.m.

When it comes to Republicans, the American Indians got it correct a long time ago: "White man speaks with forked tongue."

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BRENDA LOOPER: Parsing parcels June 8, 2017 at 6:36 p.m.

GH17 - starts off with a lie and goes downhill from there. (Didn't they teach you "never say never" in a debate??? Apparently not. Doing it means you are just trying to BS folks. "Libs" is another sign that BS is flowing. Just hot button propaganda trash. GIGO, you know. Or SISO as it now is getting to (S = sh*t).
And Armnar, don't insult bullies by comparing them to GH17. He's not that talented. Very repetitive and unoriginal.

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Letters June 5, 2017 at 8:33 a.m.

Bob Warner - I invite you to read Katherine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and evangelical Christian, who firmly believes in climate change, global warming, and evolution. She believes that your skepticism comes from bad information and people out to mislead you. Here is an article in which she explains her views and why God and science really go together:

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This next article is just as important since it looks at "why" people believe.
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“Beliefs are difficult to budge, because people don’t act like scientists, weighing up evidence in an even-handed way,” Matthew Hornsey, a psychologist at the University of Queensland, wrote in an email to Live Science. “When someone wants to believe something, then they act more like lawyers trying to prosecute what they already want to be true. And they cherry-pick the evidence to be able to do that.”

The real question, Hornsey said, is why people want to believe something that flies in the face of scientific evidence. In some cases, the reason can be political: Solving the problems created by climate change would mean standing in the way of the free market, something conservatives tend to oppose.

In other cases, people might have some other vested interest in their beliefs, Hornsey said. A smoker may not want to believe her or his habit is really going to cause lung cancer, because that would mean the person would have to quit. Social identity can also be an important driver of beliefs, Hornsey said. Studies of teens in Midwestern towns have found that these individuals typically go along with the crowd, he said, believing in evolution if the majority of their friends do and believing in creationism if that’s what the people around them believe.

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BRENDA LOOPER: An uncivil war May 31, 2017 at 4:45 p.m.

Gee ---- some rather hideous projectile opinionating going on. Ugh!

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Sources: Trump gives world leaders his cell number May 31, 2017 at 1:35 p.m.

Why do they need his prison cell number? Are they going to mail him letters when he gets locked up?

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Struggling school keeps charter after state board vote May 31, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.

Hasn't the ADG editorial staff assured us many, many times that troubled and struggling charter schools get closed when they don't meet the standards?
Overpaid superintendent, budget woes, failing test results, and still below standard and on track to set the record for a charter failing year after year.
The State Dept of Ed do love its charter schools. (Not so for public schools.....)

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Protest sparks Texas lawmaker threats of gun violence May 29, 2017 at 4:20 p.m.

Prohibition era comes to mind when I think of these convoluted immigration laws.

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The demise of compassionate conservatism May 28, 2017 at 1:03 p.m.

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Liberal governments tend to do more to shield citizens against certain hardships, such as unemployment and poverty – which can make people feel happier overall.
On the other hand, conservatives rate their well-being higher than liberals because conservatives more readily support and rationalize the status quo, thus believing that socioeconomic hardships are a result of individual shortcomings.
In short, the researchers found that liberal countries with strong social safety nets – such as Sweden and Denmark – improve the actual quality of life of their residents.
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htt ps://verdict.justia.co m/2017/03/23/sympathy-comfortable-new-conservative-theory-compassion
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Mark Mulvaney has been installed as Donald Trump’s budget director, and his job is to try to explain to the American people why Trump’s proposed deep cuts in small-but-crucial social programs are the path to economic nirvana and social justice. It is not going well.
This should not be surprising, because the proposed cuts are indefensible, both as a question of economic policy and as a matter of simple morality. What is especially interesting about Mulvaney’s approach so far, however, is that he has decided to try to convince people that he is being “compassionate” even as he proposes to stop feeding hungry people and take away programs on which the most vulnerable Americans rely.
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Perhaps more interestingly, Mulvaney’s new definition of compassion exposes a telling gap in the new conservative vision of social justice. They would have us believe that everyone suffers the same pain when they lose a dollar, such that a dollar lost by a millionaire is just as bad as (or even worse than) a dollar lost by a starving child. Mulvaney then tries to cover up this politically toxic claim by pretending that his real concern is vulnerable people themselves, even as he savages their lifelines

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Letters May 28, 2017 at 8:03 a.m.

Jack S., Sheridan's Superbigot, shows his contempt for the US Constitution, spouts propaganda BS, and tops it all off with an overdose of his megalomaniac self-righteousness. Will flush it down the toilet where it belongs.

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Sources: Kushner sought back channel to Kremlin May 27, 2017 at 11:16 a.m.

Since when did a Russian ambassador, the White House, and the FBI become "unnamed" sources??
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Packoflies, you can't help it. You are addicted to the lies and "fake news" meme. You are no better than the charlatan on the street crying out that the end of the world is nigh.
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Same message goes out to you as it does to Mr M: Stop spouting nonsense if you want to start making sense.

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