2013_12_13

P.M. Harper and His CPC Are Pathological Liars

Types of Lies             Explanation                                            Weight

1. error                        honest mistake                                          (1)

2. omission                 leave out relevant information                 (2)

3. restructuring

a. distortion           misrepresent the truth                                  (2)

b. minimization     diminish the truth                                           (2)

c. exaggeration      enlarge the truth                                             (2)

4. broken promise       claim will do something, then don’t        (2)

5. obscurantism

a. smokescreen      hide the truth                                                  (2)

b. distraction          cloak the truth by diversion                          (2)

6. hypocrisy                say one thing, do another                          (2)

7. denial                      refuse to acknowledge the truth                (3)

8. cover-up                  suppress the truth                                      (4)

9. fabrication               falsehood; deception                                   (5)

A History of Lies – links to articles at entries 2013_12_07 & 2013_12_09

(Simple model determines arbitrary order by assigned weight)

Senate scandal: cover-up as evidenced by constantly changing stories of what transpired, 8. Attempts to buy loyalty of involved senators were hypocrisy because why do so if nothing wrong, 6. Total weight: 6.

Fraudulent election: the 2011 election results were fraudulent. Done by 1 (possibly 9) by having voters in certain ridings telephoned and given misleading directions to polling stations. Also, 8 by not having this investigated. Total weight: 5 (possibly 9).

Condoned Human Rights oppression: disbanded human rights tribunals calling these “totalitarian,” 9. Total weight: 5.

Tried to force bitumen pipelines to be built: Omitted telltale data about possible environmental damage, 2 (possibly 7). Thwarted democratic process by closing National Energy Board hearings to public during consultation, 3a. Used fabricated figures about potential jobs created, 1 (possibly 9). Total weight: 5 (possibly 9).

Trade deals negotiated in secret, CETA & TPP: failing to provide necessary information to the public so that the public could make informed decisions, 2. Total weight: 4.

CSEC spied on Canadians, monitored online politics chat rooms, restricted Access To Information/Freedom Of Information requests: Harper promised “openness and accountability,” 6, 4. Total weight: 3 x 4.

Tried to ram through Senate Reform: tried to bypass laws defining Senate reform, 7. Total weight: 3.

Neglected climate change: refuse to accept proof of evidence, 7. Total weight: 3.

Censored Canada’s scientists: denied the truth of their reports, 7. Total weight: 3.

Tried to close InSite (Vancouver’s safe drug injection site): refused to acknowledge proof that Harm Reduction saves lives, 7. Total weight: 3.

Neglected Canada’s Veterans: despite purporting to be on their side refused to grant military pensions to all Veterans, 6. Total weight: 2.

Harper government broke promise to build new affordable housing: 6. Total weight: 2.

Ran numerous attack advertisements: attempts to obscure the truth about Harper and the CPC, 5a. Total weight: 2.

Harper government lost $3.1 billion: accounting error, 1. Total weight: 1.

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About Rolf Auer

I’m this doofus who’s trying to get by as a know-it-all poet. Fighting poverty has long been an abiding interest of mine. Sharing fast, easy, low-cost recipes is but one way of doing that.🙂
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