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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… the final chapter…

That is a photo I took at Dachau. I have been to Dachau twice. I removed the color from all of the photograph except for the flowers. I wanted the simple remembrance, the tribute of the flowers, to stand out … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 8…

The election was not stolen. That might be your opinion, but that doesn’t make it a fact. I would be willing to bet that most of you did not even have that opinion until it was presented to you as … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 7…

Masks work. That is a fact. Once again, you are entitled to your own opinion, but this is social Darwinism at its most basic. Maybe masks aren’t magic. They aren’t 100% effective. But they help. Is it really too much … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 6…

Thinking that you can beat up any Asian you see on the street because they are responsible for the virus is an opinion, not a fact. In fact, this is a stupid, evil and racist opinion. That is my opinion, … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 5…

Global warming is a fact. Once again, feel free to have a differing opinion… but you are wrong. Our first mistake was calling it ‘global warming’ instead of the more accurate ‘climate change’. This allows people to go outside, see … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 4…

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. I will be honest enough to admit that this peculiar belief, while obviously an opinion and not a fact, does fall somewhere in the murky middle ground. But it is not a fact. … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 3…

Vaccines work, and that is a fact. There are some strange ‘opinions’ floating around out there about vaccines. I think it started with confused overly-religious people who figured that if god wanted them or their child to die, they should … Continue reading

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Opinions are not the same thing as facts… (or); Some things are true, and some things aren’t… a guide to some common misconceptions… part 1…

Hey, this is America. You are absolutely free to believe whatever you want to believe. That being said, an opinion is not the same thing as a fact. You can have an opinion and it can be wrong, no matter … Continue reading

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Why do so many people worship causes that killed millions, fought for horrible reasons, and then lost???

The Confederacy, fighting for slavery, ripping the country apart, and then losing. Nazis, fighting for slavery and mass murder, ripping the world apart, and then losing. Donald tRump, standing for all kinds of horrible things, ripping the country apart, causing … Continue reading

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Why saying “all lives matter” in response to “Black Lives Matter” is just the wrong thing to say…

I want to think that most white people are just generally confused about this issue, and they don’t mean to be saying that all lives matter in a way that is as bad as it really is. Oh, sure, there … Continue reading

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