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)
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)
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.