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What do you think of these words being banned by Trump?

Asked by LostInParadise (24944points) December 16th, 2017

The Center for Disease Control, the CDC has just been told that there are certain words they cannot use. No, none of them are four letter words. Link Science-based and evidence-based are two phrases that have been banned. Is there any good for this. Trump’s idea of draining the swamp seems to be to eliminate educated people, scientists in particular. Maybe this is a kind of muzzle that is being used to keep science from being used as a reason for believing something is true – shades of 1984.

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MrGrimm888's avatar

Not much would surprise me, with this administration.

My understanding is that there are places where they are told not to mention global warming, or climate change.

It’s quite a shame that Trump is raping the country so. Oh well….

janbb's avatar

Pretty horrified.

ragingloli's avatar

“Ministry of Truth”.

Zaku's avatar

I think it’s yet another of the innumerable examples why Trump should be thrown out of office, and no one like him ever allowed to even be considered for office. Every politician and corporation and voter that jumped on his bandwagon should be barred from any sort of participation in politics until/unless they thoroughly demonstrate that they’ve evolved above idiocy, greed, self-interest, and corruption. Similarly, I’m amazed and horrified that our country failed to reject him as a candidate immediately. We are a ridiculous nation.

stanleybmanly's avatar

The one thing we can depend on with Trump is the consistency with which the fool sets records on the knucklehead meter. This latest piece of directive foolery is so resplendently knuckleheaded that there can be no question concerning the blatant incompetence of whoever is responsible for it. This sort of thing is beyond partisanship or ideology. It’s about a certifiable ignorance so profound as to defy belief. I wonder what this deplorably ignorant man will
have to say when the press jumps all over him.

mazingerz88's avatar

Maybe let him ban those words along with “President Trump”, “fake news” and “Make America Great Again.”

Dutchess_III's avatar

And that’s not all.

“A new analysis made public on Friday found that an E.P.A. website has been scrubbed of scores of links to materials to help local officials prepare for a world of rising temperatures and more severe storms. […]

Among the now-missing pages are those detailing the risks of climate change and the different approaches states are taking to curb emissions. Also edited out were examples of statewide plans to adapt to weather extremes.”


janbb's avatar

@Dutchess_III I agree that this ignorance is the grossest stupidity and absolutely disgusting. This administration is determined to set us back in the Dark Ages as a country.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Why are you arguing with me? Oh. No. Wait. Nevermind. My ears are clogged. :P

Have you guys seen the video of Trumps recent nomination of Matthew Spencer Petersen to a lifetime appointment as a federal district court judge? It is just terrifying. HOW can ANYONE support him? HOW?

janbb's avatar

For once, I wasn’t. :-)

ragingloli's avatar

Holy fucking shit.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Dutch. Yes. I saw that five minute interview the other day. I have no empathy for those in our government, but that poor bastard was just sad. At least he was honest.

I would add, that I think he’s just as qualified for that job as Trump is for POTUS…

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