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Homeless Children: Latest Assault on Reason using our good hearts

Original post made by Perspective, Midtown, on Mar 10, 2009

It seems that there is a determined effort across this nation to prove that propoganda is alive and well, and to prove correct Mark Twain ( Samuel Clemens) assertion that there are lies, damned lies, and then there are statistics. For a great list of How to Lie with Statistics, see this site by wikiquote

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 10, 2009 at 11:41 am

oops..I hit the submit button before checking if it really was Samuel Clemens' who said the "Lies, Damned Lies and then there are Statistics" comment. So, correct me if you know.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 10, 2009 at 11:47 am

Does this rambling dissertation have a point?


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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 10, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Yes, but apparently only for those willing to read it.

Summary, look behind the propoganda for the truth or you will be manipulated.


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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 10, 2009 at 3:14 pm

"Summary, look behind the propoganda for the truth or you will be manipulated."

That's a nice summary of something. Now why not see what you can do with your dissertation above.


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 11, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Well guys-I don't think it was that hard to understand. I get-Arguments based on homeless figures for children should be listened to carefully, because they may be using the definitions of 'homeless' listed above, which for a lot of us are not what we think of as homeless.

When I was four years old, my Dad got a promotion that required moving our family 700 miles to another city. He sold our existing home, bought a new one under construction but not ready, and my Mom, sister and I lived with our Grandmother for about 6 weeks while Dad worked in the new position 700 miles away. Were we homeless?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 11, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

What is the definition of "In danger of becoming hungry"?


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