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    Re: Please tell your states congress to support building the wall

    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper View Post
    Can you give me an example of a country where women can have children and be able to raise them without having support from something such as maternity leave, and that doesn't leave them in poverty? You make it sound like people need to save up like they would when buying a car or house. It doesn't work that way. I feel like your stance on maternity leave is coming from a place of limited knowledge. You don't have to be a parent to understand the benefits of maternity leave.
    No; I cannot give you an example of a country, because I'm too uneducated about other countries, and thus cannot speak for them, as I'd probably only be misinforming people. Regardless of whether or not there exists such a country out of about 195 other countries, it would still be irrelevant to me because I don't see poverty as an issue; especially if it's only temporary poverty due to circumstances. Money isn't really a neccesity in my opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper View Post
    The same way you vet domestic news sources. You research the sources they cite. If they don't cite any, the info is likely copied from somewhere else or pulled out of their ass. Most major browsers have language translators built in. Chrome does. Or at least have add-ons.
    So if I understand you correctly, a piece of information's validity depends on whether or not you can find a source? How do you know if the source is lying?

    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper View Post
    What's the relevance of this? And.... one can still speak without teeth, and blind doesn't mean ignorant of facts/issues.
    You know....I actually have no idea what the relevance of that eye for an eye statement was hahahaha; my brain has kinda been on the fritz lately. I must've somehow connected imaginary dots in my brain that you were implying other countries should air their dirty laundry because the US does.

    But since the subject came up, I'd still have to say that everyone still having their eyes and teeth is quantatively better than not having eyes or teeth!

    I'm a bit of a goof ball.



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    Re: Please tell your states congress to support building the wall

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    ∆∆∆∆∆ seems to have had limited experience with parents.∆∆∆∆∆
    It seems like you're making a snap judgement about my personality haha; I pretty much raised my baby nieces and nephew because my sister was too strung out on drugs to take care of them; yes, we grew up in poverty as well, in the middle of the woods, a couple hundred mile round trip from the nearest city, but we got on with things just fine without outside assistance; I'm glad things were as hard as they were though, because I feel it made me a stronger and more confident individual. I understand why independence might be scary to people who've never had instant access to aid whenever they felt something was too hard for them to accomplish. If they really had to though, I can almost guarentee you that they would endeavor to persevere, and all would emerge stronger and healthier because of it.

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    Re: Please tell your states congress to support building the wall

    Quote Originally Posted by Sollomyn View Post
    No; I cannot give you an example of a country, because I'm too uneducated about other countries, and thus cannot speak for them, as I'd probably only be misinforming people. Regardless of whether or not there exists such a country out of about 195 other countries, it would still be irrelevant to me because I don't see poverty as an issue; especially if it's only temporary poverty due to circumstances. Money isn't really a neccesity in my opinion.
    I think I'm done with this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sollomyn View Post
    So if I understand you correctly, a piece of information's validity depends on whether or not you can find a source? How do you know if the source is lying?
    It's not the only step in verifying information but it's a pretty big one. If there aren't any sources listed, or the sources seem questionable, that's a red flag for me to start with. Start with searching the title and see if the same exact one comes up elsewhere and does the body of the content seem to match? If yes, it's probably just copy/pasted and the same source should be noted. Go to the source and see where they are getting their info from. I have seen major news outlets like New York Times, CNN, FOX, MSN, and so on, post information that was questionable and therefore even they can't be fully trusted.

    There are many websites that outline how to fact check or verify the validity of information. It just takes time. The more you do it, the quicker you get at it and you'll start to recognize buzz words or websites that commonly display untrustworthy information. I'm not an expert in these things but I try to make an effort to backtrack information, especially if it's controversial.
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    Re: Please tell your states congress to support building the wall

    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper View Post
    I think I'm done with this.
    Consider it done.


    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper View Post
    It's not the only step in verifying information but it's a pretty big one. If there aren't any sources listed, or the sources seem questionable, that's a red flag for me to start with. Start with searching the title and see if the same exact one comes up elsewhere and does the body of the content seem to match? If yes, it's probably just copy/pasted and the same source should be noted. Go to the source and see where they are getting their info from.

    There are many websites that outline how to fact check or verify the validity of information. It just takes time. The more you do it, the quicker you get at it and you'll start to recognize buzz words or websites that commonly display untrustworthy information. I'm not an expert in these things but I try to make an effort to backtrack information, especially if it's controversial.
    Thank you so much for the information; I've never really understood how to go about getting correct information when it comes to news and politics; the reason is in the next segment:

    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper View Post
    I have seen major news outlets like New York Times, CNN, FOX, MSN, and so on, post information that was questionable and therefore even they can't be fully trusted.
    This is entirely the reason haha; my problem is that I can't really trust anyone; I can't even really trust my own senses hahaha; I could wake up in a whole different alternate reality tomorrow for all I know, (that's only happened once though, so I'm fairly sure I'm safe haha).

    My solution has been to just try to remain indifferent and take everything with a grain of salt; not getting too attached.


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