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#16    Babe Ruth

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

This petition demonstrates how emotions drive public policy.  Not reason, but emotion.

People are not interested in what the facts or truth are, they just cling to a story.  Pity.

The cynical view would be that a particular agenda is being defended and advanced by suppressing discussion.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

Government suppression of the discussion of any conspiracy theory - especially one involving the Government - will only make that conspiracy look more legitimate.

The idea that someone publicly reported as dead isn't really dead has been popular since Elvis, at least.

IMO, it's much better to shine a light directly at Conspiracy theories. Reality is the thing that persists when examined closely from every angle.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

I don't see this going anywhere. It's on par with the petition to deport Pier Morgan.

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse...A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

View PostTiggs, on 16 January 2013 - 03:20 PM, said:

Government suppression of the discussion of any conspiracy theory - especially one involving the Government - will only make that conspiracy look more legitimate.

The idea that someone publicly reported as dead isn't really dead has been popular since Elvis, at least.

IMO, it's much better to shine a light directly at Conspiracy theories. Reality is the thing that persists when examined closely from every angle.


Elvis?  You had better go back a couple hundred more years.





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