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How to distort the truth without lying ?

Posted Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 8:08 PM

Who wrote this is of no consequence. Where I found it is of no consequence. The subject matter is of no consequence.

What is of consequence is how easy it is to completely distort what a person says by only using part of the statement. When I was growing up, doing what I'm going to show you was called LYING! Today it just seems to be the norm, often used for political gain. Both sides use it. Left, Right, Liberal, Conservative, Republican, Democrat. It all stinks the same, and it is what we as a nation have reduced ourselves to. 15 second sound bites that only tell a portion of what was said.

 

The states with more upwardly mobile populations were more likely to be liberal-leaning states, and those with more stagnant populations were more likely to be conservative-leaning states.

 

The states with more upwardly mobile populations were more likely to be liberal-leaning states, and those with more stagnant populations were more likely to be conservative-leaning states. But it is not clear if that correlation is causal; the report does not explain how public policy or other factors may have affected people's chances of evolving from rags to riches.

 

A LIE is a LIE no matter how you dress it up!


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NOW THAT WOULD SEEM TO BE JUST UNCALLED FOR.Clearly stated that every group does it,and yet and unprovoked attack for no reason.....we are still hanging around this country.....exscuse me.....but it;s my country also...I get a little tired of being invited to leave.THE right hasnt got anymore or less invested than I do, why dont you leave????THERE ARE SOME PRETTY RIGHT WING COUNTRY'S OUT THERE,THAT WOULD JUST LOVE THE IDEAOLOGY...OF THEY DONT THINK OR DO MY WAY KILL THEM ALL......

-- Posted by lamont on Fri, May 11, 2012, at 8:30 AM

Stagnant referred to wages. When the value of my house recovers I am leaving.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Fri, May 11, 2012, at 9:22 AM

Many California residents - upwardly mobile as they tend sometimes to be - have come to Idaho with lofty dreams and well healed bank accounts, only to discover that Idaho is STAGNANT beyond all hope, Roy.

-- Posted by wh67 on Fri, May 11, 2012, at 9:48 AM

Looks like you are going to be here awhile Roy. Where ya going Roy?

-- Posted by arsenal on Fri, May 11, 2012, at 10:42 AM

Costa Rica. Better climate for my arthritis.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Fri, May 11, 2012, at 1:14 PM

Roy, while I suspected the upward mobility thing might have been related to wealth or money, it wouldn't have been difficult to simply say so. The New York Times article also said: "The researchers found at least one other factor that correlated with higher income mobility: the willingness to move to another state. People who moved to another state were more likely to get a big income increase, presumably because higher-income opportunities were part of the reason for migrating in the first place."

Imagine that if you will.

-- Posted by wh67 on Fri, May 11, 2012, at 9:57 PM

Warren, to this day it still amazes me that seemingly no one reads the entire intro to the blog.

I see you found the article, it wasn't hard I'm sure. What was so hard to understand about " The subject matter is of no consequence."

The whole point of the blog is how to distort the truth (LIE) by omission.

-- Posted by royincaldwell on Sat, May 12, 2012, at 5:51 AM

" The subject matter is of no consequence." Quite understandable and truthful and still the point escaped me.

Must be that my mind has gone stagnant from all that time I've lived and loved my home state.

-- Posted by wh67 on Sat, May 12, 2012, at 7:45 AM

Missed it and the web link is "no longer avalable". (The wife and I were relaxing after our first week of watching the grandson while his Mom got back to being under-employed, but at least working.)

I did get an e-mail this morning from an old vet that said he watched Maher last night and the talk was that subsidies should be stopped as not an effective objective for all that receive it.

Whatever would cause that?

-- Posted by wh67 on Sat, May 12, 2012, at 10:13 AM

JYD.........OH BOY CAN I AGREE WITH ALL THAT.....AMEN BROTHER

-- Posted by lamont on Sat, May 12, 2012, at 9:04 PM


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I'm an almost 61 year old transplant from California 6 1/2 years ago. I work in road construction, those dastardly flaggers. My family roots go back to New England farms, not the big city. The last town I lived in when in California grew from 16K to 40K in 10 years, and that was enough to drive me out. I don't engage in or tolerate name calling. Name calling reduces an adult discussion to grade school play yard level. I have never served in the military, but have family members who have, dating back to WW1. I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I am neither extremely Liberal or Conservative. I am raising my 16 year old grandson, not what I expected at this age, and dealing with those issues as well as my health and near retirement which are 2 things I intend to talk about. I decided to try my hand at this thanks to the warm welcome I have received on Mike's blog. When I take a position, I will defend it until I am shown that I am mistaken, and when that happens, I apologize. There are other things about me that will come out over time I'm sure.