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  •  don't know the truth anymore (3+ / 0-)
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    Sychotic1, sc kitty, browneyes

    I just can't decipher the truth from fiction anymore. Both sides of any issue seem to resort to fabrication of key points. A few days ago, I was thrilled to learn Teddy Roosevelt had not been sworn in on the bible because, despite being very religious, he wanted to make a statement concerning seperation of church and state. So eager was I that my built in bullshit detector failed me and it was later that I discovered that he simply had been hastily sworn in without the bible. Sheesh.

    So, how can anyone discern the truth about the detainees: are they truely dangerous or not? How can the average citizen hope to be able to make any kind of an assesment of the advisability of keeping these people locked up or let go?

    •  and if that is the case (3+ / 0-)
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      figbash, browneyes, cgirard

      where the "average citizen" can't make that determination, then what is the solution?

      Besides, it isn't the "average citizen" that has to make these decisions or review the information.

      Join this Facebook group and call for a special prosecutor for war crimes and illegal spying.

      by clammyc on Fri Jan 23, 2009 at 08:52:28 AM PST

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      •  you're right (2+ / 0-)
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        clammyc, cgirard

        It is not the average citizen that must make the decisions: I am presuming that those that do make the decisions are privy to better information than we, but I doubt that is truely the case.

        Nevertheless, the average citizen who votes participates and it is their duty to try and seek the truth: to seperate fact from spin. It has become increasingly more difficult to do that. This website has been particularly helpful and is chock full of links to pertinant information. But spin occurs here too.

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