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Anger in France as girl, 11, judged to have ‘consented’ to sex with man – The Local

This fellow in France has sex with an 11-year-old girl. He's arrested. The judge decides that he is not guilty of rape. This has plenty of people really upset. The judge is correct. The reason he's correct has to do with the nature of laws. Laws differ all around the world and in the US from state to state even. For example, the age of consent in France is 13 years old. That's the arbitrary num...
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See something, say something campuses of fascism

Bias Response Team
In our topsy-turvy world fascism is now a badge of the left. We hear the word "fascism" a lot nowadays. It's often used incorrectly and in a reactionary manner. Bellow I will use it in a way you might not expect but I think fits. In 1932, Mussolini wrote an entry on the definition of fascism for the Italian Encyclopedia: “The foundation of Fascism is the conception of the State, its character,...
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News: It’s even “fake” in Spanish

Half Truth is Often a Great Lie
This article showed up on Spanish news. They are just as bad at slanting news as the English-speaking outlets. Of course it is CNN so what are we to expect. Trump has called them "fake news" and recently upgraded that to the very eloquent "very fake news". That's a term I don't really care for. It's too broad. It's too easy to counter. "Fake" means not real and often the news itself is real though...
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Textbook Banned in Connecticut for Accurate, but Insensitive Content

Slavery was bad.
Maybe Pink Floyd should have sung "we don't need no public education, we don't need no thought control..." in order to be more accurate. Attacking public education (and make no mistake that's just what I'm doing) brings immediate backlash from people. "Do you want our kids to be stupid?!" "Sure, let the Chinese just pass us up!" "How can our kids compete?" "Teachers are underpaid!" ...
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Propaganda is on a Need to Know Basis

Media spoon feeds the masses
The reason I'm posting this has nothing to do with who Trump picked for EPA chief. That article came this morning and you can read it if you want. This article is about bias in news. Forget what you should know, or what you want to know, this article contains what you "need" to know. As you can imagine the only things you need to know are about climate change, oil, and - wait for it - I'm not k...
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