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7/21/2017 11:31 am  #101


Re: Decency on this forum?

Goose wrote:

Is it just me, or is the term Fake News the most overused - and misused - term on the American scene this year?
Just Google the term and you will see hits from, well, everyone.

To me, words mean things. Fake News would be defined as a news story that is untrue, that it's author knew was untrue, and that he passed it on for some nefarious purpose.

But, now the term seems to be the go to answer in response to any piece of news that one happens to not like.
(Donald Trump even used the phrase in a story about his son meeting with the Russians when the source was his son's emails, which Jr.  had released himself!)

Why is this objectionable?
It has become a way to shut down discussion rather than engage in it.
It is a way of maintaining one's bubble.
Knowledge, understanding, and ultimately wisdom, are casualties of such thinking.

As far as I can tell, it's the go-to non-answer.

They rather remind me of small children stomping their feet and screaming "Is not! Is Not!"

Pathetic, really.

And let us not forget, these are the same people who think education is useless and scientists are stupid.

Consider the source.
 


...*sigh*..."Now I have to Take Steps"

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7/22/2017 8:02 am  #102


Re: Decency on this forum?

The Source

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m175/gmiller011/Trumpythefakenewsparrot1.jpg

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7/22/2017 12:07 pm  #103


Re: Decency on this forum?

Just out of curiosity, if you claim the news is fake, and it's on the news, isn't that a paradox?


...*sigh*..."Now I have to Take Steps"

-Me, after the last straw

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7/25/2017 12:59 pm  #104


Re: Decency on this forum?

Conspiracy Theory wrote:

Just out of curiosity, if you claim the news is fake, and it's on the news, isn't that a paradox?

Quite a conundrum.
Luckily for them, most people who use the term Fake News indiscriminately don't know what a paradox is.
 


"Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required."
 

7/26/2017 7:37 pm  #105


Re: Decency on this forum?

HA!  

Last edited by Conspiracy Theory (7/26/2017 7:37 pm)


...*sigh*..."Now I have to Take Steps"

-Me, after the last straw

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7/28/2017 7:08 pm  #106


Re: Decency on this forum?

BTW, like the Napoleon avatar   


...*sigh*..."Now I have to Take Steps"

-Me, after the last straw

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7/29/2017 5:46 am  #107


Re: Decency on this forum?

Conspiracy Theory wrote:

BTW, like the Napoleon avatar   

A perfect blend of despot, narcissist, and nutjob. 


"Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required."
 

8/07/2017 11:25 am  #108


Re: Decency on this forum?

Goose wrote:

Conspiracy Theory wrote:

BTW, like the Napoleon avatar   

A perfect blend of despot, narcissist, and nutjob. 

And a little, little man.

So fitting.


...*sigh*..."Now I have to Take Steps"

-Me, after the last straw

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8/07/2017 6:17 pm  #109


Re: Decency on this forum?

Conspiracy Theory wrote:

Goose wrote:

Conspiracy Theory wrote:

BTW, like the Napoleon avatar   

A perfect blend of despot, narcissist, and nutjob. 

And a little, little man.

So fitting.

Tiny hands, too
Believe me.
I mean, people are saying,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
 


"Sometimes it is not enough to do our best; we must do what is required."
 

8/17/2017 11:28 am  #110


Re: Decency on this forum?

Four months, no abuse reports!  Woo hoo!  


...*sigh*..."Now I have to Take Steps"

-Me, after the last straw

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