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A VICTORY FOR IGNORANCE: Voters pick proven liar
May 10th, 2016 by Warren Swil

Truth is the main

casualty in GOP

presidential race

Donald Trump has a big problem with the truth. So do his supporters.

That an ignorant demagogue is now the presumptive leader of a major US political party speaks loudly about the voters who put him there.
There are none so blind as those who willfully won’t see.
Donald Trump has succeeded in making ignorance a virtue. Those who support him clearly agree.
No one can convincingly predict anything about a Trump presidency; his major selling point is his unpredictability. Apparently this is OK with his supporters, who are oblivious to his frequent self-contradictions, outright lies and bogus claims about all sorts of settled issues.
This is a remarkable – and frightening – reflection on the state of America’s broken political system. It’s also an indictment of many journalists who’ve failed to call out the lies when they hear them.


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BI-POLAR THREAT: Greenland melt to add much more to sea level rise

NASA REPORT ON GLACIERS ADD FUEL TO PARTISAN DIVIDE
A new report from NASA this week finds that Greenland’s ocean-feeding glaciers could increase even further the amount that sea levels will go up.
This is on top of its stunning week-old report about the collapsing Antarctic ice shelf.
Meanwhile, the political divide on the human contribution to climate change is growing as wide as the gaps in the glaciers. It is becoming a political football. The outlook is dismal, and getting darker.


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