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Mon Dec 20, 2021, 02:14 PM

I recently watched a video featuring a staged auto collision. Unsuspecting witnesses

saw one car slide sideways into a parked vehicle. The actual speed of the sliding car, per radar gun, was 20 mph.

When asked how fast the car was going when it "slammed" into the parked car, the witnesses said "40 to 50 mph" "for sure".

When other witnesses were asked about speed when the car "bumped" the parked vehicle, they answered "15-20 mph."

Word choice matters. Beware of interviewers who try to skew the responses by using emotional trigger terms. Many of them originate with Trumpies and are picked up by lazy and thoughtless "journalists".

It is one thing to say Democrats are "angered" by Senator Mancin's "Sunday surprise". It is quite another to say Democrats are "panicked".


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Reply I recently watched a video featuring a staged auto collision. Unsuspecting witnesses (Original post)
Atticus Dec 2021 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2021 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 2021 #2
Atticus Dec 2021 #4
Poiuyt Dec 2021 #10
paleotn Dec 2021 #12
KS Toronado Dec 2021 #3
soldierant Dec 2021 #9
CrispyQ Dec 2021 #5
iluvtennis Dec 2021 #6
Disaffected Dec 2021 #7
oldsoftie Dec 2021 #8
paleotn Dec 2021 #11
Atticus Dec 2021 #14
Progressive Jones Dec 2021 #13

Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:06 PM

1. A big, fat K&R!♥

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:14 PM

2. Cross reference George Lakoff and "framing". . . .nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:38 PM

4. Exactly. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 05:03 PM

10. I wish Democrats would utilize him

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Response to Poiuyt (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 05:12 PM

12. The way the GQP uses Frank Luntz.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:15 PM

3. When in reality.......

we're disappointed and pissed off.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:59 PM

9. Oh, I think I could go all the way to "furious."

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 03:43 PM

5. When pollsters present "liberal" ideas or policies to people,

without using the terms liberal, leftist, or democratic, a much higher number poll in favor of them.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:04 PM

6. KnR. n/t

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:09 PM

7. This is also BTW an example of

the often unreliability of eye-witness testimony.

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Response to Disaffected (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 04:58 PM

8. exactly

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 05:11 PM

11. If I only had a voodoo doll of Joe Manchin. How's that for panicked?

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Response to paleotn (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 05:15 PM

14. I'd just call that "creatively pissed". Go for it---ya never know! nt

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon Dec 20, 2021, 05:15 PM

13. Manchin turns out to be just another red state region failure.

The red state region fails this nation on a regular basis.

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