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a grain of salt

All I am trying to get across on this page is to accept statements while maintaining a degree of skepticism about the truth. Simple. But in the current political situation in this country, exceedingly important. (‘Take with a grain of salt (or a pinch)’ comes from the fact that food is more easily swallowed if taken with a small amount of salt.) A while back, I heard a clip on National Public Radio of the current president attacking two of his opponents about the homeless situation on their home turf. Three years ago, being a listener of NPR, I learned to question statements coming from White House. So I questioned what was not said in his homeless statement. What about the homeless situation in cities overseen by his own tribe? I then googled the homeless situation in Washington D.C., his own turf. I was not the least bit surprised. Look it up. Partial truths can skew the true story. If I hear a politician discrediting her/his opponent, I’ve learned to take it with a