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Trump administration bans words from CDC usage including "evidence-based", "science-based", and "diversity"

Trump administration bans words from CDC usage including "evidence-based", "science-based", and "diversity"
Trump administration bans words from CDC usage including "evidence-based", "science-based", and "...

It's like they've become a parody of everything people have ever said about what they're like. I mean... they're just... it's a friggin nightmare and now that the biggest fucking asshole they could ever elect is in charge they don't care to pretend anymore!

Yeah this is completely insane. Is Orwellian still an exaggeration anymore? Truth has lost all meaning and science is a liberal myth and now outright censorship is here.

In some instances, the analysts were given alternative phrases. Instead of “science-based” or ­“evidence-based,” the suggested phrase is “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” the person said.

Fuck. Science isn't 'wishes' and we all know what 'community standards' stands for, Christianity. Bloody hell, we are entering the dark ages, AGAIN.

Idiocracy. It's really happening. It's not funny anymore. Fuck.

Politico: Paul Ryan to retire after 2018 midterms

Politico: Paul Ryan to retire after 2018 midterms
Politico: Paul Ryan to retire after 2018 midterms

Maybe he can take this new free time to look for his fucking spine.

Remember Ryan's "No leaks. This is how we know we’re a real family here" quote? He probably knows that Mueller is coming for him, too.

It’s right next to McConnell’s dignity

He'd rather retire than run against (and lose to) the Iron Stache. Spineless to the end.

Hey, Trump supporters, I expect you must be frustrated about plea deals and turning Alabama blue -- are you happy that you also screwed up the Internet?

Hey, Trump supporters, I expect you must be frustrated about plea deals and turning Alabama blue -- are you happy that you also screwed up the Internet?

They don't have the faintest clue what they have contributed to.

They never do until the effects hit and by then they have forgotten what they even did to make it happen.

Literally stupid people using what power they have against their own interests, with pride, and incapable of shame.

This will be someone else's fault. Never theirs. Never is.

Trump Supporter: Woohoo! We got Trump in Office! About to get rid of this scummy Obamacare.

wtf? Why did my insurance kick me out of my current plan? That goddamn ACA. We need that.

Trump Supporter: Woohoo! We got Trump in Office! He's going to make everyt- (Sorry, please pay $4.99 if you want to access more data)

But her emails? How can we access her emails if you're gunna do this?

Why would they be upset? Putin hates the openness of the internet.

Don't forget raising taxes

Despite 80%+ of the population being against it, THE FCC HAS REPEALED NET NEUTRALITY. Time for states to write their own law!

Despite 80%+ of the population being against it, THE FCC HAS REPEALED NET NEUTRALITY. Time for states to write their own law!
Despite 80%+ of the population being against it, THE FCC HAS REPEALED NET NEUTRALITY. Time for st...

Need to lay this directly on Trump this was his nominee for chair. Big name and will gain a lot of attention. A lot of people want to hedge on it and it's hurting the movement.

TRUMP FAILURE.

The Dotards are cheering this on because they don't know any better and just blindly do whatever their overlord tells them to do. Pathetic.

You remember that shitty kid that no one ever wanted to play with because no matter what happened they would just make up new rules so they win, and if you argued they would run off crying and lie to their mom to get you in trouble?

That's the GOP. Slimy snot-nosed duplicitous little shits.

GOP: STATES RIGHTS!!1

Also GOP: Government should make abortion and contraception illegal. Also fuck your local internet providers.

Another crack in the armor: Paul Ryan reportedly retiring by November 2018.

Another crack in the armor: Paul Ryan reportedly retiring by November 2018.
Another crack in the armor: Paul Ryan reportedly retiring by November 2018.

Wow, he must be in deep shit for the Russia thing. Those leaked tapes of him joking about the Russian payroll did not help their denials lol

Maybe because he is starting to see that 2018 is going to be a blood bath if momentum holds?

He must have gotten so tired of all the winning.

Wisconsin 2018 Election

Primary Election Registration Deadline: August 14, 2018

Primary Election: August 14, 2018

General Election Registration Deadline: November 6, 2018

General Election: November 6, 2018

A woman who says Trump groped her in 2003 joins the call for a congressional investigation. 19 women have accused the president of sexual misconduct.

A woman who says Trump groped her in 2003 joins the call for a congressional investigation. 19 wo...

Do I hear 20?

God I hope we don’t hear of 20. Well I guess Ivana would be 20.

Clinton was impeached for perjury and obstruction of justice, not for having an affair, and he was acquitted of both charges.

That isn't proof. He didn't name any names and in a court of law someone boasting about how much tail they get his hardly bullet proof. Unless theres audio or visual evidence of the assaults nothing will ever be done, sadly.

He bragged about sexual assault on tape.

50 World Leaders Gather In Paris For Climate Summit. Orange jackass Trump Was Not Invited.

50 World Leaders Gather In Paris For Climate Summit. Orange jackass Trump Was Not Invited.

why would they invite the idiot in chief when he doesn't even believe in climate change?

his pushing coal made him a laughing stock, it's obvious he's not capable of anything constructive.

“Climate summit was begging me to come. They said, ‘you have the greatest mind of any leader. You could solve this issue in 30 days’. I said no way folks. No way. They are raping America. Taking sweet lady liberty and just really giving it to her. Giving it to her. I said no way. Can you believe that? They knew I could fix it but no way. I told em it’s their planet they should fix it. Fake news won’t talk about it but they were begging me to go. No way.”

Never thought I'd see the day where they didn't want USA around. Rather sad. Thanks useless Trump. We owe it all to you.

Moreover, this was a tactical move; they don't see him as an effective leader of the Free world.

Roy Moore’s Deceit Is Disqualifying

Roy Moore’s Deceit Is Disqualifying
Roy Moore’s Deceit Is Disqualifying

or it would be if the republican party bothered following rules or guidelines or had anything resembling morality...

Alabama Senate Special Election

VOTE: December 12, 2017

I don't think Roy Moore supporters can read.

What are the chances that someone who was going to vote for moore would read this article from slate after finding it on the /sub/esist subreddit?

How do we bring delusional Republican voters back to reality?

How do we bring delusional Republican voters back to reality?

I want to help bring delusional Republican voters back to reality, and I am looking for suggestions about what has worked and has not worked. One of my ideas was to talk to people face-to-face through Skype. Because they live in a right wing media bubble, I'm afraid they will think any published work (such as blogs or YouTube videos) is leftist propaganda. I am not trying to change their political party, but to sow a seed of doubt in their ideology that will get the ball rolling. I want to teach them how to logically evaluate a situation by using evidence/credible sources, which is a skill I'm afraid they lack. I also want to break people out of the single-issue voter mentality -- convince them it is irresponsible to vote for a climate change denier just because he or she promises to shut down abortion clinics, for example. I have read that many delusional voters live in homogeneously Republican communities, and I want to give them a chance to talk with a progressive, which may change their perspectives. Thanks for the help!!

At the end of the day, they're going to believe whatever they want to believe. If I ever get in to a political conversation with a Republican friend/coworker, I present facts but also remain respectful of that persons own opinion. Saying something like, "I understand that you feel this way but according to this report, something completely different will happen." Like the tax bill for example. I had a conversation with someone at work who said we'd be getting tax cuts. So I talked about what the CBO numbers depicted and that people making less than $75,000/year would see tax increases and that was something that I didn't think was fare.

Too often something can be seen as attacking another persons opinion and therefore attacking them. Ultimately the best way to confront it, in my opinion, is to keep a conversation polite, recognize and respect a persons opinion, and be able to cite your sources.

Don't waste a single breath on converting Trump voters. Turn non-voters into democrats. Turn out favors democrats.

Remember the human behind the words. What you might feel right now? Loss of hope, that this isn't your country but you don't know where else to go? They feel that. It may be based on toxic ideals or paranoia, but they feel it. Not all of them are total sociopathic monsters. Some can still be reached.

Surprise them. Think of what talking points they've heard a million times and put a spin on it. They expect you to be rigid in all stereotypical leftist ideals who believes popular leftist people to be infallible - Show them that you aren't that stereotype. Show sympathy for their broad concerns - changing identity, loss of stability - and don't hammer them on their repugnant views if you can. That will make you feel good but only makes them cling harder. Find common ground, like pride in what the nation can become or frustration with the political establishment and their strangle hold on the levers of power. If they mention statistics, ask them to cite it. Do some research - these statistics are usually debunked, outliers or missing context. Provide your own evidence conversational and not as a gotcha.

Don't get discouraged if they don't respond well. Worst case scenario, you've done no damage.

This method has worked relatively well for me. They won't have a come-to-God moment, but they're probably going to think about what you said. That little thought is a boon to the resistance on its own.

You have to break their addiction to fear.

Basically, get them to stop consuming right wing propaganda, be it tv, radio, political pastors, and other groups that enforce uniform political ideology. Once they stop having insanity fed to them on a daily basis it will stop seeming normal and they may open up to more informed positions, though this will likely take a long time (at least long enough for right wing talking points to stop echoing inside their heads).

The next step is to get them to empathize with people that don't look and act just like them. Take them to a big city, visit new countries, talk to people around the world and ask how things happen here. Take them to a soup kitchen, or a history lecture, or a museum. Anything that let's them experience someone else's life story and allows them to reflect on their own life.

At least, that's the approach I would take. I'm sure there are others.

Will Mike Pence be impeached or resign amid the Russia probe involving Trump?

Will Mike Pence be impeached or resign amid the Russia probe involving Trump?
Will Mike Pence be impeached or resign amid the Russia probe involving Trump?

/u/execexe is a fuckhead of the highest order. He is a shill for Cox, Comcast and Verizon, and actively tries to muddy the waters with regards to the fight for Net Neutrality.

I'm going to say that the answer is no. Not that he shouldn't, but I think he won't.

Did he check with mother first?

Is mother okay with this?

Can spineless puddles of goo serve in the office of President now?

Try one of these subthreads