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Monday, September 25, 2017

SELECTED POSTS FOR TUESDAY, 9/26/2017.


TRUMPCARE. CONGRESSMAN DAVID CICILLENE.


September 23, 2017  
Dear Mr. McDonald, 

Over and over again, the American people have rejected Trumpcare. Rhode Islanders and families across the country don’t want Republicans to take away their health care coverage. They don’t want their premiums to go up just so the wealthiest Americans can get a huge tax cut. Republicans should be working with Democrats to strengthen the Affordable Care Act. Instead, they’re going back to the well with a new bill that robs $1.3 billion from Rhode Island by 2027

The Graham-Cassidy version of Trumpcare is very extreme and would rip away the promise of affordable quality health care in America, creating devastating consequences for American families including:
  • Higher Costs, Less Coverage: Trumpcare forces families to pay much higher out-of-pocket health care costs, including deductibles. Trumpcare will take away some or all health care from tens of millions of hard-working Americans.
  • Key Protections Gutted: Trumpcare would gut key protections for people with pre-existing conditions, destroy essential health benefits, and reinstate the dreaded lifetime and annual limits on care.
  • A Crushing Age Tax: Trumpcare exposes older Americans to higher premiums than what others pay for health coverage, no matter how healthy they are.
  • Stealing from Medicaid: Trumpcare cuts funds that seniors depend on to get the long-term care they need. 
I’m proud to stand firm against this bill. 

PROTECT HEALTH CARE. SENATOR MAGGIE HASSAN.

Maggie for NH
David — Here’s what you need to know about the horrific Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest version of Trumpcare that Republicans are trying to jam through the Senate:
♦ An estimated 32 MILLION people would lose coverage within 10 years
♦ It would END Medicaid expansion
♦ It rolls back coverage for women’s health and family planning
♦ It ends federal protections for people with pre-existing conditions, lifetime caps, and essential benefits
Republicans are incredibly close to passing this devastating bill and repealing Obamacare, so each and every one of us needs to speak up now.
You’ve made your voice heard before, David. That’s why earlier this summer, Republicans failed to round up the votes they needed to pass their last cold-hearted bill.
If we’re going to protect health care, we need to be louder than we’ve ever been...send a message to Senate Republicans: protect our coverage and DON’T repeal Obamacare.
Thanks for rolling up your sleeves in this fight,
Team Maggie

Friday, September 22, 2017

SENATOR JOHN McCAIN- A SENSE OF DUTY TO HIS COUNTRY... NOW AND THEN.


THIS IS WHAT HONOR SOUNDS LIKE.
"I cannot in good conscience vote for Graham-Cassidy. A bill impacting so many lives deserves a bipartisan approach." SENATOR JOHN McCAIN.Wwii, Memorial, Quote, Monument, War

Thursday, September 21, 2017

LOGIC. A LOGICAL FALLACY FROM THE "ANIMAL KINGDOM?" PT 2.

Scale, Balance, World, Globe, Money













The RED HERRING is a common Logical Fallacy.  Unfortunately, sometimes it is hard to pick up on, because of its Flagrant Absurdity.

It is the Literal, "COMING OUT OF LEFT FIELD", type of response.  It catches many Debaters off guard, who try to find the Reasoning behind it, but cannot because it is Essentially Nonsensical. 

It is used for many different reasons, and with a little practice can be a Formidable Weapon to create Doubt and Dissension among Opponents and Casual Observers. 

It can be a Developed Skill, used to confuse the Issue at Hand, and directed at those unfamiliar with the Rules of Deductive Reasoning. 

Naturally, there are certain Professions that can turn this Fallacy into an Effective Tool.  It can be used to gain support, or influence others to make decisions that are not considered carefully, and without an eye towards possible Deception.

Here is an example;

Politicians-  There are many issues that a Constituency might consider important, but for those Voters voicing opinions that might come across as Narrow Minded, Prejudicial, or Self- Centered, when viewed by the Opposition or the Undecided, an Unscrupulous Politician can provide a "RED HERRING" that creates a Scapegoat or Phantom Enemy, to justify the opinions put forth by that part of the Electorate. 

Remember, the RED HERRING HAS NOTHING TO WITH TRUTH, FACTS, AND THE REALITY OF A GIVEN SITUATION.  ITS ONLY PURPOSE IS TO HIDE THE ACTUAL REASONING BEHIND THE OPINIONS BEING EXPRESSED.

IT IS A FALLACY THAT LOOKS FOR EXCUSES TO EXPLAIN THE SUPPORT FOR CERTAIN ISSUES, OR THE JUDGMENT THAT IS BEING EXPRESSED ON GIVEN SUBJECTS.