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  •  Just imagine how much things could change if the (3+ / 0-)

    American public didn't believe every lie they were told.

    I like your idea, but after being completely disillusioned by "Politifact"-like entities, I don't know how standards would work.  Whose truth?

    •  Something (3+ / 0-)
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      supportable by facts and data . . .  but I get your point.

      If I remember correctly, Canada has a law like this.  If we are serious, what it says, and how the monitor/manage/adjudicate truth/fact.

      I do not know what prompted them to write/implement the law in the first place, but if they have been at all successful, we should find out how they did it.  

    •  This is supposed to be a topic in the schools (2+ / 0-)
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      called Critical Thinking skills. Republicans are doing everything they can think of to prevent it.

      Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.
      John Alexander Smith (1863–1939), Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford University. Statement recorded in 1914.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Sun Aug 11, 2013 at 08:46:46 AM PDT

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