Friday, May 30, 2014

How To Spin The Facts On Anything

For example... water:

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My favorite is the last one:

100 percent of all people exposed to water will DIE!

Lots more where that came from...

100 percent of all people exposed to oxygen will DIE!
100 percent of all people exposed to vitamin C will DIE!
100 percent of all people exposed to sunlight will DIE!
100 percent of all people who use toothpaste will DIE!

I could go on forever.  Point is, don't take all those "facts" bandied about by Global Warmers,  the EPA, liberals, Democrats, Republicans, Progressives -  ad nauseam - seriously... All their "facts" have been tailored to fit their particular message which is always designed to give that group advantage over everyone else.

There is no doubt  that a few among the ignorant and uneducated that read the above "facts" about water will try to avoid it at all costs because water is deadly. It is, but only under the right circumstances.

It's often a hassle, but before you ride off with banners flying over some new "fact", do a bit of checking first. It  can save a lot of future embarrassment and backtracking.


2 comments:

Master Doh-San said...

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and hence, clamoring to be led to safety -- by an endless string of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." -- H. L. Mencken

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Figures don't lie, but liars can figure.
Or, as another acquaintance of mine always liked to say, "Money may make the world go around, but bull$hit is the axis on which it spins!"