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  •  Ah, another one of those half truths. (6+ / 0-)

    There's a reason why courts demand the whole truth. And why the thing left out is often more important than what's put in.
    Great graph. Something to explore.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 12:16:57 AM PDT

    •  Pres. should have mentioned the Dow average (0+ / 0-)

      I don't remember exactly where it bottomed out but somewhere around 50% off its record high before Obama took office. So yeah gas is higher, and so is the stock market.

      •  I suspect that money is an area where (0+ / 0-)

        Obama still has some studying to do.
        That Americans "lost" half the monetary value of all their real assets is a truth that is hard to comprehend since, unlike New Orleans after Katrina or the South Bronx after three decades of wanton deterioration, most of the real assets are still extant and useful. This difference suggests that the monetary value is meaningless and, of course, money itself is worthless. And that's a hard nut to swallow because it means Americans have suffered under a grand delusion that was perpetrated on them by persons who are supposed to care for them, but like abusive parents, are into exploitation. See, it's not just the slave driver or the industrial employer or the rapist that's exploiting humans with impunity. It's also the lawmakers who declare the behaviors legal and stand by, like the spectators at a lynching, to watch and even applaud.

        Which is worse, the sexual pervert overcome by his hormones or Todd Akin's vicarious participation by holding up the law, as if it were the assailant's coat? It may not be fair, but how is Todd Akin not retroactively complicit in rape when he suggests the victim has an obligation to resist, but he's got no culpability for failing to come to her assistance?

        We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

        by hannah on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 05:34:28 AM PDT

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