Kale, targets, food stamps, and fake news


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“We hear these days about super foods. One of those is kale, which may be the most used in quasi-political statements about food.”

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The press release by Gene Hall said that, while he likes kale, it has to be cooked because raw kale tastes like rope.

Just wanted to set the record straight. I had some kale plants in a planter on my deck, and I would pinch a fresh young leaf to munch on every time I passed by. Eaten fresh, straight from the garden, kale is as good as it gets.

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“President Trump is not the real target. You are.”

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This is becoming painfully obvious with the continuing onslaught of unsubstantiated accusations and outright lies about Trump and his administration.

By refusing to accept the will of we, the people who voted for this president, they are denying us our rights as voters. They are going around the Constitution.

We are the ones who voted for Trump, and we still support him.

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“The devastating impact of proposed cuts to SNAP (aka food stamps) and food bank funding would be keenly felt in Texas.”

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Yes, the impact would be felt, but it would not be devastating. People will not starve, but they probably will be less able to buy sodas and other junk food.

It’s time to adjust our thinking. Doing more of the same will not solve the problem. The unending so-called war on poverty has only increased poverty. Welfare reform from top to bottom is what we need.

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“Center for Rural Affairs Policy Associate Anna Johnson said today that President Trump’s 2018 budget doesn’t support rural America é .”

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As the last election indicated, rural Americans are resilient and prefer to fend for themselves. Yet, this organization assumes that they know what rural America needs and wants, despite the fact that rural America elected President Trump.

While they claim that 15 percent of rural Americans are on food stamps, there could be other solutions. How about encouraging them to plant a garden instead of giving them food stamps? Do you know the old saying about giving a man a fish and feeding him for a day, as opposed to teaching him to fish and feeding him for life?

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“Eighty-five percent of Donald Trump’s voters believe ’there is a lot of fake news in the mainstream media,’ é .”

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This information was from an online poll conducted by Harris Polls, but it’s no surprise.

The method of operation is for a single news outlet to publish a story, stating what they want the public to believe without identifying a single source. There is no way to verify the claims.

Other news outlets then pick up the unverified story and publish it as though it were fact, saying “according to” and they quote the original news outlet.

The story grows legs.

That is fake news.