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    Re: I was lied to in school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Welcome to the world, everybody was lied to in school.


    If you're in college, guess what? You're still being lied to.
    whaaaaaaat? you mean those intellectuals that teach business and economics that have never RUN a business and have no practical experience in the field of economics might be presenting false information???

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    Re: I was lied to in school.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Welcome to the world, everybody was lied to in school.
    You mean puppies don't grow on trees?
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: I was lied to in school.

    I was taught that Columbus discovered America, but there were already people here when he got here.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: I was lied to in school.

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    The modern justice system we occasionally hate, I find I like more at the moment.
    I don't have a problem with our modern justice system so much as I have a problem with the laws they've got to work with, and the fact that we reward arrest and conviction rates -- no matter how those rates are obtained.

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    We're you lied to in school?
    Hell yeah.

    I vaguely remember that the value of the dollar has something to do with the size of our gold reserves, and that inflation is what you get by printing more money without increasing the size of the reserves.

    The Republicans clearly represent conservative, small-government values, whereas the Democrats clearly represent liberal, big-government values.

    Republicans are all about individual freedom and Democrats are all about the government telling you what to do.

    The United States never lost a war. Vietnam doesn't count because it was technically a "conflict."

    Columbus discovered America.

    The civil war was all about slavery. Lincoln didn't actually take up the cause of emancipation until after he realized he wasn't making enough political hay to go after the south without it.

    Defending yourself is morally wrong.

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    I'm sure there was more, but I can't remember it at the moment -- then there's all kinds of stuff about the United States that were flatly omitted from any study of the nation -- lies of omission.

    My favorite one of THOSE was IBM's central role in the Holocaust.
    Last edited by TacticalEvilDan; 11-20-10 at 11:17 AM.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: I was lied to in school.

    Yes I was pot isn't bad and sex is delicious.
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    Re: I was lied to in school.

    Well regarding the Indians and settlers from Europe...... yes. Regarding what they ate. And how the Indians were MADE to be.... yes. In reality we ran over the Indians.... lide to them. Kicked them in the ass every which way we could. Honestly thats the one thing that sticks out. Im quite sure there are many more things that reality of brushed over. I am ashamed at how Americans take for granted how we as a Country got to where we are right now.
    There was a large amout of dishonorable things done to many minorities. Most of that has now been made right. Some, not so much. Some minorities havent recovered and now are a MAJOR problem to the economy and safety to others.
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    Re: I was lied to in school.

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post

    I vaguely remember that the value of the dollar has something to do with the size of our gold reserves, and that inflation is what you get by printing more money without increasing the size of the reserves.
    Bingo

    The Republicans clearly represent conservative, small-government values, whereas the Democrats clearly represent liberal, big-government values.

    Republicans are all about individual freedom and Democrats are all about the government telling you what to do.

    The United States never lost a war. Vietnam doesn't count because it was technically a "conflict."

    Columbus discovered America.
    Mostly right on. War is conflict of the very worst kind. We had absolutely no business trying to accomplish what the French couldn't do, all in the name of keeping the dirty Commies from over running SE Asia. How did that work out? 58000+ dead?

    The civil war was all about slavery. Lincoln didn't actually take up the cause of emancipation until after he realized he wasn't making enough political hay to go after the south without it.
    The Lincoln Myth Keepers have done an excellent job in this, eh. The peccadillos of Mr Lincoln are conveniently overlooked.

    Defending yourself is morally wrong.
    Seems mostly to be a modern day phenomenon.

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    Re: I was lied to in school.

    I went to a Catholic school... so I can't click yes enough times.

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    Re: I was lied to in school.

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    The United States never lost a war. Vietnam doesn't count because it was technically a "conflict."
    Wait, hold on.

    Are American students actually taught this rubbish? By licensed education officials?

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    Re: I was lied to in school.

    I was taught multiple times about how Communism is evil and how "it is good in theory but bad in practice" without even laying it out. Funny thing is I was taught that last year... Hmm, World War 1 was a useful war. Probably a lot more I can't think of right now..

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