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  •  That's why I memorize facts (none)
    I wouldn't call it IQ, myself -- I meet really smart people who just have no clue, because they haven't been informed.  

    I'm not normally a factoid trivia buff.  But in this case, it seems like the facts are SO intense that if you can present them in a way that has credibility, and that doesn't turn people off, it may help.

    I've been amazed to learn the extent to which we're really changing the planet.

    And it's amazing that the media barely discusses some of these things.  Not that Kossacks didn't already know that!  ;)  

    •  The only problem with facts (4.00)
      is that they bounce off of people's minds when there isn't a frame to fit the facts.  This is why the "average American voter" doesn't remember-- or care about the facts Dems have been spitting out for years.  Once you know how to frame your argument, the facts will help, and your position on the issues will seem like common sense.  I did this and it worked on my Kool-aid drinking Republican family. Mostly.

      btw: Great idea about the plane!  You have a very captive audience, and as long as it's a conversation instead of an argument (I too often give into that temptation) you have a great opportunity to help the cause.  Thanks for this!

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