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    17 Dec '17 12:471 edit
    https://www.snopes.com/2017/12/15/trump-administration-bans-cdc-officials-using-certain-words/

    The story identified seven prohibited words:

    Vulnerable
    Entitlement
    Diversity
    Transgender
    Fetus
    Evidence-based
    Science-based

    Is this for real?
  2. Standard membershavixmir
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    17 Dec '17 14:10
    Originally posted by @js357
    https://www.snopes.com/2017/12/15/trump-administration-bans-cdc-officials-using-certain-words/

    The story identified seven prohibited words:

    Vulnerable
    Entitlement
    Diversity
    Transgender
    Fetus
    Evidence-based
    Science-based

    Is this for real?
    Obviously fetus is banned.
    That shouldn’t even be a word.
    It is spelled foetus.

    Well, it seems the science-community does use fetus, probably because communication usually isn’t really their strong point.

    But since science-based is also banned...
    So, the evidence is.... oh, aha... yes... well this is shot to buggery then, isn’t it?
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    17 Dec '17 14:17
    Accepting terrorist organizations into your administration and funding them is much worse.

    Opening up special immigration pathways for terrorists is much worse.

    You need to examine your priorities.
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    17 Dec '17 17:566 edits
    Further to this:

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-administration-cdc-banned-words_us_5a348ed2e4b0ff955ad3221d

    “Instead of the words “science-based” or “evidence-based,” analysts were told they could use instead: The “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” the newspaper [Washington Post] reported.”

    What?
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    17 Dec '17 18:04
    Originally posted by @js357
    Further to this:

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-administration-cdc-banned-words_us_5a348ed2e4b0ff955ad3221d

    “Instead of the words “science-based” or “evidence-based,” analysts were told they could use instead: The “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” the newspaper [Washington Post] reported.”

    What?
    Meaning "science" influenced by public opinion, rather than objective fact.
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    17 Dec '17 18:08
    Originally posted by @eladar
    Accepting terrorist organizations into your administration and funding them is much worse.

    Opening up special immigration pathways for terrorists is much worse.

    You need to examine your priorities.
    I thought you had the terrorist-supporting administration franchise under control.
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    17 Dec '17 18:131 edit
    Originally posted by @vivify
    Meaning "science" influenced by public opinion, rather than objective fact.
    it’s meant to stifle even mere budgetary proposals that concern or refer to any of the 7 topics.

    “On 15 December 2017, the Washington Post first reported that a senior CDC leader instructed policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not to use certain words in documents “related to the budget and supporting materials that are to be given to the CDC’s partners and to Congress”, citing an unnamed policy analyst:...”
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    17 Dec '17 18:24
    Originally posted by @js357
    I thought you had the terrorist-supporting administration franchise under control.
    I was describing Obama.
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    17 Dec '17 19:06
    Originally posted by @js357
    Further to this:

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-administration-cdc-banned-words_us_5a348ed2e4b0ff955ad3221d

    “Instead of the words “science-based” or “evidence-based,” analysts were told they could use instead: The “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” the newspaper [Washington Post] reported.”

    What?
    This is scary stuff.
    One would normally discount the story as false.
    Somebody got April Fools and Christmas confused.

    But this is Trump and the insane is the new normal.
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    17 Dec '17 20:501 edit
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    This is scary stuff.
    One would normally discount the story as false.
    Somebody got April Fools and Christmas confused.

    But this is Trump and the insane is the new normal.
    more fake news from wapo...the sick liberals...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/hhs-pushes-back-on-report-its-blocking-cdc-from-using-certain-words/ar-BBGP2S0?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
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    17 Dec '17 21:08
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    more fake news from wapo...the sick liberals...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/hhs-pushes-back-on-report-its-blocking-cdc-from-using-certain-words/ar-BBGP2S0?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/health/cdc-trump-banned-words.html?_r=0
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    17 Dec '17 22:39
    Originally posted by @eladar
    I was describing Obama.
    Duh.
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    17 Dec '17 22:46
    Originally posted by @handyandy
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/health/cdc-trump-banned-words.html?_r=0
    Another MSM unidentified source...

    "A former C.D.C. official, who asked not to be identified, said that some staff members were upset because the purported ban suggested that their work was being politicized.
    “I don’t know exactly who said what in the meeting, but I have to assume this came from H.H.S. people, because they’re the ones who have to make the budget,” the former official said."
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    17 Dec '17 22:49
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    more fake news from wapo...the sick liberals...

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/hhs-pushes-back-on-report-its-blocking-cdc-from-using-certain-words/ar-BBGP2S0?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
    I asked if this was for real. In today's climate we have to be skeptical.
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    17 Dec '17 23:13
    Originally posted by @js357
    I asked if this was for real. In today's climate we have to be skeptical.
    Yes I agree. It appears as nothing more than another MSM hit piece.
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