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  •  Someone rigged (2+ / 0-)
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    Horace Boothroyd III, Janet 707

    his password generator to his memory chip.

    I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

    by Gentle Giant on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 11:58:02 AM PDT

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    •  Article on Why Lies Don't Bother Romney (1+ / 0-)
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      I think this is really important and helpful to know:

      (emphasis is mine)

      http://ideas.time.com/...

      The Root of Mitt Romney’s Comfort with Lying
      The presidential candidate is used to faith-based certainty that translates as truth even in the face of evidence to the contrary
      By Justin Frank, M.D.

      SNIP
      . . . . But in the Mormon Church, there was a decision to accept authority as true — whether or not evidence supported it. Hence Joseph Smith, the founder of the faith in 1820, claimed he was illiterate and received the Book of Mormon directly from God. But he could read, and read very well.

      This unwavering faith is central to Romney’s comfort in deflecting any examples that the press might bring up of his lying. Further, it allows him to repeat lies again and again — both personally and in political advertising — because to him they are not lies at all.

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