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    Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 22 Dec 2011 18:20

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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Dec 2011 19:28

    Very interesting. :think:

    Hey, is this your virgin Politics post?

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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Nekhrun » 22 Dec 2011 20:30

    Nice to see them rolled up into one article like that. Easy for spreadin'.
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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby SandRider » 23 Dec 2011 09:09

    wow ... let me back to that a little later .... while I'll agree that these 3 statements are "common misconceptions",
    the explanations given are possibly worse than the misconception themselves ... esp the first & last ones ... both
    of those miss the actual point by a mile ...
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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby SandRider » 23 Dec 2011 09:10

    oh wait ... nevermind ... I just had a re-look ... this is put out by the Motley Fool crowd ...
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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Visigoth » 06 Sep 2012 21:44

    Obama is speaking now. Hail to the Chief. How to the Pilgrims.

    Who's really lying?
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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Freakzilla » 07 Sep 2012 06:02

    They all lie.
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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby lotek » 07 Sep 2012 06:37

    What are the chances of that last statement being a lie ?
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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Freakzilla » 07 Sep 2012 07:26

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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Nekhrun » 07 Sep 2012 16:36

    And that one?

    I don't hear anyone Fact-Checking the Big Dog's speech from the other night. Class was in session and I loved it.
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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Freakzilla » 07 Sep 2012 17:10

    I watched football.

    I've seen the highlights. What facts are there to check?

    Give me four more years to do the things I said I'd do in the last four?

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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Nekhrun » 07 Sep 2012 20:47

    Freakzilla wrote:I watched football.

    I've seen the highlights. What facts are there to check?

    Give me four more years to do the things I said I'd do in the last four?

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    What facts are there to check? It was Clinton's entire speech! Considering that every single Republican speech was debunked even while they were being given I'd say the Dems had a damn successful week.
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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Jodorowsky's Acolyte » 07 Sep 2012 23:50

    Bill Clinton has the Weirding Way with him. He may have been a Naughtius Maximus, but by the Hand of God, his speech-skills devour many opposing buttocks of the Right.
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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby trang » 08 Sep 2012 08:58

    It all ends December 21st anyway so let them all talk out their asses, it matters not.
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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Visigoth » 09 Sep 2012 00:47

    Freakzilla wrote:I watched football.

    I've seen the highlights. What facts are there to check?

    Give me four more years to do the things I said I'd do in the last four?

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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Eyes High » 21 Sep 2012 03:53

    Freakzilla wrote:They all lie.

    pretty much true.


    And I blame Congress. There are more of them. :twisted:
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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

    Postby Jodorowsky's Acolyte » 26 Sep 2012 23:17

    Eyes High wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:They all lie.

    pretty much true.


    And I blame Congress. There are more of them. :twisted:


    Politicians are pretty gray. You either have honest men, liars, indifferent men, honest men who are forced by governmental obligation to lie, liars who are honest when it suits them, men who are too overworked to care, and people who act like Congress is just a boring many year attendance to high school and really don't want to do much of anything. Presidents who start out honest end up lying, or concealing things, because they realize how many freaky things have been piled up by the government over the years, and maintaining their secrecy becomes a HUGE distraction. You want completely honest politicians? You'll probably end up with thousands of fist fights in Congress, dead secret agents, and a Nuclear Civil War plus an international War. Well, maybe they shouldn't be THAT honest. Still, it would be nice if the politicians on the right were completely honest about why the left is making them so anxious, and how much they really know about history and socio-political systems of government. Many of them sound like they don't know what the term "socialism" means.
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