Category Archives: Open Threads

Count the Lies

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Let’s count the lies (or “discrepancies”) in this story, supposedly first published in 1990. The full text follows, for purposes of education and analysis, with “discrepancies” highlighted, links provided to contradictory evidence, and comments inserted in brackets:

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Compare and Contrast

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Sorry! I couldn’t resist. And now …

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Happy Birthday to George Washington, Our First President

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Today is George Washington’s birthday.

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“Violence and Terrorism” Caused By … What?

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Religion is not responsible for violence and terrorism. People are responsible for violence and terrorism.

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Fat Tuesday 2015

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Today is Fat Tuesday:

Mardi Gras, literally “Fat Tuesday,” has grown in popularity in recent years as a raucous, sometimes hedonistic event. But its roots lie in the Christian calendar, as the “last hurrah” before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday.

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Valentine’s Day 2015

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Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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Happy Birthday, Abraham Lincoln!

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Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. At one time, this president was honored in many states with a declared holiday on the day of his birth. Children were excused from school. Many places of businesses gave their employees the day off. Then that holiday was combined with the commemoration of George Washington’s birthday and renamed President’s Day.

Contrary to what many falsely believe, Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. Honest Abe was the very first Republican president!

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