Tag: mendacity

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I love the Ricochet team. I really do. There are lots of wonderful contributors. There are few things I enjoy more than geeking out to @richardepstein throwing out the names of obscure legal precedents or @jonahgoldberg discussing Burkean conservatism. I would even say on pretty much everything I’m in agreement with the majority of the […]

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After the Brexit vote, the markets crashed. I know it’s true, cuz the media told me so. In fact, they didn’t just crash. It was the werst crash evah! Ferget about retiring any time soon. Brexit wiped out yer investments. Just look at how far the UK stock market (FTSE 100) dropped in the 48 hours after […]

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These are impoverished people, who’ve had everything taken from them but the clothes on their backs, desperate for a safe haven to protect them from imminent harm. Right? For the answer, I give you Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship: Preview Open

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As a pretty fabulous illustration of the power of media to direct narrative, Canon Australia hired six photographers to shoot portraits of the same man, wearing the same clothing, in the same setting. The twist: each photographer was told a different backstory about the man. One was told he was a self-made millionaire. Another was told he was a recovering alcoholic. Another was told he was a self-proclaimed psychic. Etc. They were then given the task of “capturing his true essence” which is, of course, utter poppycock.

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Would it be useful to the Ricochetoisie to have an ongoing topic thread compiling the false and totally bunk political memes that they come across online, along with links rebutting the hipposcat with extreme prejudice? To illustrate, this meme has been popping up on my Facebook feed a fair bit recently: Preview Open

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So if [Colony Collapse Disorder] is wiping out close to a third of all honeybee colonies a year, how are their numbers rising? One word: Beekeepers. Preview Open

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