Call Them Out Posts

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September 6, 2019

On News Hour, David Brooks called several Democratic candidates backing of a carbon tax “a big breakthrough”. Though acknowledging carbon tax’s support by both right & left economists, he added “no politician ever says that ‘cuz taxing this stuff is very politically unpopular”. I’m calling a Sin of Omission in his failing to mention the Carbon Dividend Act, introduced in Jan., that pays dividends back to the public, thereby neutralizing the tax!  Also, the bill had bipartisan support (though only 1 Repub).  mimiv (admin) 9/6/19… read more »

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August 21, 2019

Speaking about gun violence on The News Hour, Aug. 19, Pres. Trump said: “I don’t want people to forget that this is a mental health problem.” Mr. Trump: please Cite the Basis for that claim. The NYT reports only “1 in 5 mass murders shows evidence of psychosis”. mimiv (admin), 8/20/19… read more »

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August 21, 2019

“Call Out” to the moderators of both Democratic primary debates for failing to push the major contenders on specific climate change plans. This is a leading – probably THE leading – issue we face. KV 8/15/19… read more »

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August 21, 2019

Planting a trillion trees would suck up ~830 billion tons of carbon dioxide over decades (equivalent to ~25 years of human carbon pollution) according to Swiss scientists. News media: Cover the Topic of Climate solutions. We’re running out of time! mimiv (admin) 7/7/19… read more »

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2211

August 21, 2019

To all media reporting on polls of Democratic candidates vs. Trump matchups, I Ask the Question: How reliable are these polls? (Like, remember 2016??) MSNBC, CNN: C’mon–it’s worth a mention every once in a while, isn’t it?? mimiv (admin)… read more »

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