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  •  Most of us lie, too (1+ / 0-)
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    Not just make mistakes. Don't know that it rises to 200/day, unless Bok's definition is even more expansive than Roadbed Guy's. But we customarily tell lots of lies.

    "No, those pants don't make you look fat. It's a very good color, and a great match for your blouse" (sweetie, you are fat, no hiding it. You look fat in anything you wear)

    "Tell him I can't take his call right now" (I'm eating lunch and don't want to take the call)

    "Sure, let's meet at Thai Kitchen for dinner" (crap, I don't like Thai food)

    "I am so looking forward to your party this week-end" (man, I'd rather stay home and read a book)

    “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

    by Catte Nappe on Wed May 15, 2013 at 04:27:56 PM PDT

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    •  And that list just disgusts me. (0+ / 0-)

      It's just as Roadbed Guy says. We are just all the most hideous liars, untrustworthy goats basically. We just - except for Roadbed Guy - lie all the time. Nothing we say can be trusted. There just isn't any point to any kind of discussion because, let's face it, if you are awake for 16 hours a day, then 200 lies a day equals a lie every 15 min. But it's much worse than that. The average person speaks the equivalent of 30 minutes of non-stop speaking a day! By Roadbed Guy's analysis that would be 200 lies in a 30 min period or a lie about every 10 seconds, which means every single thing we say is a lie. Even that. Of course, Roadbed Guy could be lying about that 200 lies a day thing. If so, then I am very, very disappointed in you, Roadbed Guy. I looked up to you.

      Voting is the means by which the public is distracted from the realities of power and its exercise.

      by Anne Elk on Wed May 15, 2013 at 04:46:31 PM PDT

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