"When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations,
the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic."
Dresden James
[Donald James Wheal] (1931-2008), a British novelist and scriptwriter
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 -- Tony, Maple Grove      
 -- Sam Weaver, Sherman, TX     
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    I think this is what they are doing to Ron Paul.
     -- Howard, Bangkok     
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    Well, we, the people, were labeled from the libs, as "tin foil hats" well, folks, wear those tin foil hats proudly, for now, it has been PROOOVED beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we were, and are right. So, pass out those tin hats, and put um on the ones who drank the coolaide, those who voted for obama, to proove they were not raciasts, PLEASE this time, vote for the right guy, to proove your not an idiot. obama must go, he is destroying this country, and we all see it, the cats outa the bag. No room for old men, time for the brave. Nothing ta fear, but fear itself. Thanks sam we will check it out.
     -- Kimo, USA     
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    In other words, anything said by any Republican seeking nomination these days.
     -- L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada     
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    The greatest lie out there is our money and tax system...subscribed to and endorsed by both sides of the aisle. They're ALL liars and the worst ones are those who "pretend" to represent us. Restore the Republic and Abolish the Fed.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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     -- Lilkidmom, Michiana      
    If almost anything is said often enough, it becomes a "fact" even when it's absurd. Like someone said, " It ain't what we don't know that causes all the trouble, it's what we do know that ain't so".
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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     -- Irene3n2, Midlothian, VA     
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    A radical is someone who speaks the truth. Look, people can be conditioned to believe anything -- why do you think churches and governments try so hard to 'educate' people? To create as many fearful and obedient serfs as they can. It is the oldest trick in the book. Humans may have the potential for genius, however, most are little more than beasts of burden with no more determination to be free than a cow. And the ruling classes have known this for eons.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Anything out of a Democrat mouth since Woodrow Wilson. The true recipe for fascism.
     -- Warren, olathe     
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     -- shotgunsusie, Covington La     
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    The problem is not the republicans or the democrats, the problem is the banksters, the power brokers, the war industry and all of those who care not about everyday people, but only ultimately for themselves and power over others! And the quote is about THEM!
     -- Aliens, Elgin, IL     
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    Interesting quote. What is the source of this quote? Where can it be found?
     -- Tim, Atlanta     
    I can find nothing to document the source of this quotation. It sounds great, and I wish I had said it! :-) Theoretically, "Dresden James" is one Donald James Wheal, who wrote under several pseudonyms, including: Thomas Dresden and James Barwick. The quote above is cited many places, but it's source is not. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/jul/24/television.television Cheerio!
     -- Elizabeth, Lawrenceville GA     
    I would apply this to religion. Any religion.
     -- Kevin, Norcross, GA     
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    It's exactly for us....the VEGAN....269....wake up...
     -- Monica, Italy     
    So from so called raving lunatic to another what shall we do about this mess we are all now experiencing? I for one am running out of steam so lets do our best to unite and continue to clean the house before our houses become nothing more than a FEMA camp!
     -- Freedom, The Universe     
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     -- Mark, Minneola      
    Under the guise of "climate engineering" we are being sprayed worldwide with toxic chemicals.
    Would HUMANS do this to HUMANS???
    I think we should DNA check anyone who would think to hold public office as part of the vetting process. The results of that DNA test should then be a matter of public record.
     -- Peggy, Prescott, AZ.     
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    How can you take them on if they take your guns like they have done in every other country in the world.
     -- nobbert, dublin     
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    Peggy, who is your dealer, does he have some kind of old school landrace sativa? Chem-trails really? I don't think my tin foil hat will repel them. I may need your help interpreting the DNA results I just found out I am missing a chromosome. I don't know where it went. The web-o-lies works both ways people, do your own research.
     -- Red, Iron City     
    Phineas Barnum (the circus one) said people like to be fooled. If they didn't, they'd do something about the lies of politicians and banksters. Wouldn't they? Well, apparently not. Not so far, anyway. I'm not holding my breath.
     -- Gregory James, Brisbane AUS     
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    Look up FM3-39.40
     -- Anonymous, Indianapolis     
    The biggest lie sold to the American people is the Consitution or the Con-job. "We the People" is not the common people. It reads "We the People of the United States". The united is the corporation or gov't. Notice that the "P" is capitalized making it a proper noun. There is a lot of fraud in this. I used to believe in santa claus too.
     -- bill derberg, podunk, ma     
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    So true and it's not just politicians - scientists do the same. E=mc2 is an equation Einstein pulled out of his backside. And time passing more slowly, as part of theory of relativity, it sounds preposterous and it really is preposterous. They now say pluto is not a planet. Maybe that's because it never existed at all. Which leads some doubt onto neptune and uranus which were "discovered" well after the telescope was invented.
     -- Alessandra liverani, Sydney     
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    Ha ha ha. You Right Wing folks play the victim well while you are victimizing millions of working class people.
     -- william mcpeak, Seattle     
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