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Mon May 18, 2020, 11:22 PM

If I were a gambler I'd bet the deed to the penthouse that tRump is NOT taking Hydroxychloroquine.

He made the announcement to drive sales as his supporters flock to their doctors to request it.

His announcement comes right around the time Republican Rep. Roger Marshall, an obstetrician who is running for Senate in Kansas, recommends the drug to everyone over 65.

You have to KNOW they and their cronies have bought stock and are just waiting for sales to skyrocket and stocks to surge.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 11:29 PM

1. Given the contempt he has for his followers, he probably gets off on the thought of

them poisoning themselves at his direction.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Mon May 18, 2020, 11:34 PM

3. The more outlandish his statements the more they seem willing to follow them.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #3)

Mon May 18, 2020, 11:43 PM

5. Illusory truth effect

The illusory truth effect (also known as the validity effect, truth effect, or the reiteration effect) is the tendency to believe false information to be correct after repeated exposure.

also

große Lüge (the big lie)

The expression was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously".

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Response to Celerity (Reply #5)

Mon May 18, 2020, 11:58 PM

7. That makes it clear how this particular cult came to be.

I do wonder though, how some people fall for the lies so easily and others can see the falsehood right away.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #7)

Tue May 19, 2020, 12:05 AM

11. because the lies reinforce their already held beliefs, plus the want to believe, and finally many

on the RW already believe in the biggest con in history, organised religion, and a nasty form of it at that

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Response to Celerity (Reply #11)

Tue May 19, 2020, 12:09 AM

12. Yes. They listen to Faux Nooz all day and then on Sunday's it all gets reinforced from the pulpit.

That makes a lot of sense.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #12)

Tue May 19, 2020, 12:20 AM

13. and more each day listen to OAN, which is Fux Newz on steroids. If OAN becomes the standard dominant

RW news source, civil war is far more likely, especially if Rump wins re-election and the Rethugs hold the Senate (and even, dog forbid, take back the House). They are crazy extreme. Seditious is an apt and proper description.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #3)

Tue May 19, 2020, 12:04 AM

10. And, as Voltaire said, "those who can make you believe absurdities

can make you commit atrocities."

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 11:33 PM

2. He's also doing it to discredit Dr. Bright and the other experts who disagreed with him

(which is pretty much all of them).

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Mon May 18, 2020, 11:38 PM

4. Yes. And of course he'll never talk about the people that died from it.

I still don't understand how they started giving it to patients based on the hunch of a non-medical, non-scientist, person who looked directly at a solar eclipse.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #4)

Mon May 18, 2020, 11:44 PM

6. Same guy who says windmills cause cancer, right?

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Tue May 19, 2020, 12:01 AM

8. Oh! I forgot that one.

There have been so many.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Tue May 19, 2020, 02:01 AM

14. And they kill all the birds!

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 12:02 AM

9. you're absolutely right

There is no way he is taking that shit! Doesn't matter though, as long as his dumbasses believe it.

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