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Bolsonaro tells UN the Amazon rainforest belongs to Brazil and attacks world media for 'lying'

Wednesday, September 25th 2019 - 09:55 UTC
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attacked the media on Tuesday for “lying” about the fires in the Amazon and criticized international concern for the rainforest as fueled by interest in the region’s biodiversity and mineral wealth. Read full article


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  • Terence Hill

    It’s wrong to break the principal legal tenet of 'Do know harm'
    Thus, any country that believes it is being adversely impacted by policies of poor Brazilian governance. Has the moral and legal right of remedial action.

    Sep 25th, 2019 - 10:44 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    Photos from satellite surveillance [NASA, etc] also are FAKE!

    Sep 26th, 2019 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    How naive. Everyone knows America considers the Amazon to be their 'backyard', to be planted, harvested, and exploited as they please, just like all the rest of the continent.

    Sep 27th, 2019 - 07:12 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    But, since you bear the burden of proof, if what claimed was true you'd have furnished it. So we are left with your less than stellar opinion. Which, like derrières every one's got one.
    “How to rebut fake news
    Alexios Mantzarlis, director of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, says fact checkers ”have a process for each claim they deal with.
    Trump Makes Unfounded Claim That 'Millions' Voted Illegally For Clinton
    “You'll isolate a claim that has something that can be objectively verified, you will seek the best primary sources in that topic. Find whether they match or refute or prove the claim being made, and then present with all limitations the data and what the data says about the claim being made,” Mantzarlis says.
    Reverse image search
    A picture should be accurate in illustrating what the story is about. This often doesn't happen. If people who write these fake news stories don't even leave their homes or interview anyone for the stories, it's unlikely they take their own pictures. Do a little detective work and reverse search for the image on Google. You can do this by right-clicking on the image and choosing to search Google for it. If the image is appearing on a lot of stories about many different topics, there's a good chance it's not actually an image of what it says it was on the first story.”

    Sep 27th, 2019 - 11:19 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    Terence Hill

    Do you mean that the live videos from satellite surveillance [NASA, etc] are or aren't FAKE?

    Sep 27th, 2019 - 12:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “you mean that the live videos ... ” Not my onus since I'm the respondent not the asserter, it's your obligatory burden of proof. ”ei incumbit probatio, qui dicit, non qui negat (cum per rerum naturam factum negantis probation nulla sit)-the burden of proof lies upon him who affirms, not on him who denies, (since by the nature of things, he who denies a fact cannot produce any proof). The claimant is always bound to prove: the burden of proof lies on him. Upon the one alleging, not upon him denying, rests the duty of proving. Upon the plaintiff rests the proving or the burden of proof,”
    Soma's Dictionary of Latin Quotations, Maxims and Phrases: A Compendium of ...

    Sep 27th, 2019 - 11:02 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    @Terence Hill

    REF: world media 'lying' [or not]

    Have you noticed that we are arguing needlessly:
    : not really knowing what's fake/false or fact?
    : something that's neither increasing our income nor reducing expenditure [at least not mine]?
    : + that doesn't make any difference in the day-today-lives? + even if does, besides playing a blame-game, we are helpless?

    Sep 30th, 2019 - 09:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    “not really knowing what's fake/false or fact”
    Speak for yourself, since it you who claims they are false.
    Thus, you bear the burden of proof, which you have failed to meet. There is no such obligation on me as a respondent

    Sep 30th, 2019 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse -1
  • :o))

    @Terence Hill

    “Speak for yourself, since it's you who claims they are false”

    REF: Photos from satellite surveillance [NASA, etc] also are FAKE!

    A pity that you failed to see my sarcasm!

    Sep 30th, 2019 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    'War for survival': Brazil’s Amazon tribes despair as land raids surge under Bolsonaro

    Oct 04th, 2019 - 09:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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