Friday, June 23, 2017

#Psychology #Ignore #Deniers #Climate #Science #Trump #Self-interest

http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/93310922/the-psychology-of-climate-change-denial-why-sceptics-refuse-to-believe-the-science Some sceptics will never be convinced - and the scientists say they may be best ignored. "There are the extreme views where nothing you say makes any difference, and they'll just make up reasons to believe what they want to believe. That's what we find. And it's just pointless arguing with

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#Flashback #Trump #teenagegirl #sexparty #convicted #paedophile #Jeffrey Epstein’

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/donald-trump-denies-rape-teenage-7857357 Donald Trump denies rape of teen at 'sex party with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein' https://t.co/pGeW7x5eti pic.twitter.com/D2wweK1i5z — Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) April 28, 2016 The presidential hopeful categorically denies sexually assaulting and raping the woman at his New York residence back in 1994 US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has denied claims he raped a

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Rise of Far Right Populists Threatens Human Rights

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jan/13/emergence-populist-leaders-threatens-democracy-human-rights-watch-world-report-2017-trump-putin-erdogan The rise of populist leaders such as Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin poses a “dangerous threat” to human rights that could encourage global abuses around the world, Human Rights Watch has warned in its annual report. Accusing the US president-elect of a campaign for office that fomented hatred and intolerance, the

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Fragile sense of self-worth also drives people to conspiracy theories

https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/08/trump-wiretapping-tweets/ Research has also found that conspiracy beliefs are more common among people with certain personality traits. “Agreeableness,” for instance, is defined as being considerate, trusting, willing to compromise, and caring about getting along with others. People who score low on measures of this trait tend to pick fights and see

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World leaders criticize selective Muslim ban

http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/323342/world-leaders-decry-trump%27s-refugee-ban Canada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, tweeted: "To those fleeing persecution, terror and war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength." France's Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said the decision was worrying. "The reception of refugees fleeing the war, fleeing oppression, is part of our duties." Germany's Foreign Minister

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Universal Condemnation of Trumps Muslim Ban

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/88882381/global-criticism-of-trump-muslim-travel-ban-builds-from-germany-to-google Trudeau, in a tweet, said Canada would welcome those fleeing "persecution, terror and war. Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith." A similar message was sent by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who said refugees deserve a safe haven regardless of their background or religion. Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen

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