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    Re: How lies become truth in online

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Aw, you are such a sweetheart.

    First of all, I am just so familiar with Godwin's law

    Once anybody starts using an analogy to Nazi Germany, i.e. Storm Troopers, Hitler, Gestapo, etc I read that person has lost a chance of reasonable argument.

    A lie told often enough becomes the truth

    Vladimir Lenin


    Just for giggles a few quotes from Joseph Stalin
    I stand corrected, I always thought is was one of Goebbels maxims.

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    Re: How lies become truth in online

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    I stand corrected, I always thought is was one of Goebbels maxims.
    He made it famous.

    I doubt many famous quotes are totally original. When it comes to that particular one my first thought is Goebbels.

    On other sites, it was my habit to equate the Soviet Union to Nazi Germany as opposed to bringing up the Goodwins's Law.
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    Re: How lies become truth in online

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    I stand corrected, I always thought is was one of Goebbels maxims.
    Don Trump wants a border wall and threatens to shut the government down if he doesn't 5 billion dollars he is asking for.

    Listening to pro Don supporters argue that 5 billion dollars in a trillion dollar plus budget isn't too much to ask.

    That reminded me of a quote "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money."

    Couldn't remember who said that so I looked it up.

    Misattributed
    A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money.
    Although often quoted, it seems Dirksen never actually said this. The Dirksen Congressional Research Center made an extensive search when fully 25% of enquiries to them were about the quotation. They could find Dirksen did say "a billion here, a billion there", and things close to that, but not the "pretty soon you're talking real money" part. They had one gentleman report to them he had asked Dirksen about it on an airflight and received the reply: "Oh, I never said that. A newspaper fella misquoted me once, and I thought it sounded so good that I never bothered to deny it."


    To me, it will always be Sen. Dirksen.

    I am putting that in my signature.
    "A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon, you're talking real money." - Senator Everett Dirksen

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    Re: How lies become truth in online

    So the latest tactic:
    https://www.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWal...5FMud8GdTM4irE

    Seems his loyal followers are doing a GoFundMe page to get him the money for the wall.
    they are up to 7.4 million, so far.
    A little over 4.9 Billion to go.
    "The trouble with people isn't that they don't know, but that they know so much that ain't so." - Will Rogers
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    The thing that concerns me most about a wall is not the idea of stopping migrants - I doubt anyone really believes that. People tend to understand how to use ladders & aeroplanes, but that of how it will affect wildlife. What about the herds of Bison, Horses, and other such indigenous fauna? They don't understand man-made borders.

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