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Secular Talk, the talking head that never stops lying. This man is a parrot for every deceitful claim put out there that favours the side of George Soros, the Open Society, and other globalist authoritarians.

I don’t generally watch this man’s videos, but every now and again I encounter his trash.

This one is about Hurricane Maria and the alleged deathtoll in Puerto Rico.…

To sum up, Secular Talk claims that Trump is lying when saying the death toll wasn’t in the thousands or around 3000. Secular Talk is the one who is lying here.

Here’s the problem. Where did the numbers come from? Secular Talk doesn’t mention the details or lack of evidence for the claims. Doesn’t mention that the people who pulled the number out of their collective backsides didn’t participate in any effort at a true body count in Puerto Rico

It’s an estimate. From a computer simulation. Have you ever heard the term GIGO? Garbage In, Garbage Out. Simulations run on computers are often prone to this, and any lazy liar can put in figures, change the numbers to fit, then with a fallacious “argument by authority” pretend that the numbers are “trustworthy”. The estimate was allegedly based on the difference between the death rate in a normal year and the death rate for the year after the hurricane. That’s not a body count. It’s a guess. In truth, it’s worse than this as the researchers didn’t bother with such time-consuming details as finding out what the actual yearly death rate really was. Instead, the researchers at Harvard had conducted a survey of 3,299 households and then extrapolated the results — completely ignoring any body count.

Even the usually Trump-hating Washington Post debunked the number as unreliable.…

The Puerto Rico governor who declared that this number to be “official” also didn’t bother worrying about all those water bottles sitting on an airport runway, which were handed over to the local government to distribute.…

Nor did they care about the truckdrivers’ union that blocked the deliveries. I wonder, how much did the lack of drinkable water contribute to the actual deathtoll? Nearly 13 million bottles of water just sitting there on a runway, and the governor didn’t care one iota about the people of Puerto Rico who may have needed that water. Instead, the governor wanted to play politics with their lives.



So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!

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