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Buck Bell

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    The article is so preposterously cast that while critiquing the data in an infographic as meant for another purpose, it then spends the remainder of its attempt to persuade wandering in ideology. Here an undisputed fact: Since 1900 the global average life expectancy has more than doubled and is now approaching 70 years. No country in the world has a lower life expectancy than the the countries with the highest life expectancy in 1800. The author of the referenced piece had written an embarrassing

    The article is so preposterously cast that while critiquing the data in an infographic as meant for another purpose, it then spends the remainder of its attempt to persuade wandering in ideology. Here an undisputed fact: Since 1900 the global average life expectancy has more than doubled and is now approaching 70 years. No country in the world has a lower life expectancy than the the countries with the highest life expectancy in 1800. The author of the referenced piece had written an embarrassing polemic. Poverty has declined, lifespan has increased, and at no time in world history have more people (and I mean that literally -- population growth and its eventual leveling off as more people become wealthy relative to the past is just another sign of the reduction of poverty) lived longer in greater comfort.

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    While BuzzFeed is not a news source (although they like to be!), this merits further inquiry. Most of the calls for Impeachment have been preposterous, including the recent vapid and unconvincing Atlantic piece; but should a President direct an attorney to lie to Congress, that is an unquestionable Constitutional crisis and would merit deliberations.

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