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alternative facts

A phrase used by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway in defense of seemingly incorrect information presented by the White House press secretary about the size of the crowd attending US President Donald Trump's inauguration. It was quickly popularized in memes that used the phrase to mean statements that are presented as truthful but contradict factual evidence—ostensibly, lies. An ice cream sundae isn't unhealthy—that's just alternative facts! A: "No, no, Mom, I didn't get in trouble for talking in class today." B: "So, what, your teacher called and gave me alternative facts?" A: "Oh, those are just alternative facts." B: "Please! You're a liar."
See also: alternative, fact

alternative right

An extremely conservative political movement in the US. (Conservative political groups are traditionally referred to as "the Right," while liberal groups are known as "the Left.") Many views of the alternative right are considered radical by other Americans. Several politicians on the alternative right have begun calling for a total closure of the border to protect the jobs of the country's citizens. Nationalism is often a core principle of the alternative right.
See also: alternative, right
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The favorable geographic location and climatic conditions allow the widespread use of environmentally friendly alternative energy sources in Azerbaijan.
Secretary transport issued directives to display area specific alternative routes on signboards and billboards throughout the city, in addition to identifying rush hours and devising effective methodology to divert traffic on alternative routes.
Alternative Apparel, based in Norcross, Georgia, is expected to have full-year 2017 net sales of approximately USD 70m.
As alternative strategies have increased in popularity and availability, more wealthy investors are considering whether an allocation to alternatives is appropriate for their portfolios.
He said the biggest growth in alternative assets is in mutual funds, largely due to advisors' interest.
Keywords: Alternative medicine, Complementary medicine, Side effects.
(2009) gave pigeons a choice between a suboptimal alternative that provided a signal for reinforcement with a probability of 50 %, a signal for nonreinforcement with a probability of 50 %, and an optimal alternative that always provided a signal for 75 % reinforcement, they found a moderate preference for the suboptimal alternative.
Union Quay to Tanners, 15 June for 5 days with alternative route on Charlotte Street.
Flavier, Delibo said, "paved the way for the realization, reawakening, reprogramming and eventual practice of traditional and alternative health care in this country."
In Part I, 'Alternative Media, Alternative Voices', Chapter 1 introduces the concepts behind alternative journalism within the discipline of journalism studies, while Chapter 2 is an ode to Chris Seale, a school teacher who encouraged Harcup to form an activist writing group, the Basement Writers, in the East End of London in 1970s.
For independent advisors, the resurgence in popularity of the these true alternative investments since 2008 has created something of a conundrum: Without offering them to clients, advisors find it's increasingly difficult to compete with wirehouse brokers, yet due to issues with liquidity and valuation, traditional custodians and BDs have largely declined to provide access to alternatives, except through ETFs and other indexed products.
She estimates that most of the portfolios she manages for clients include anywhere from 10 percent to 30 percent alternative investments.
WITH ALTERNATIVE asset classes outpacing traditional vehicles in popularity among investors, it's no surprise that asset managers are increasingly directing their energies at alternatives.
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