Yep! I’m shamelessly repeating some stuff I posted in October, 2008 — just before the Presidential Election. It’s still relevant and you owe it to yourself (and dare I say, our country, fellow citizens?!) to educate yourself and cut through the distortions and rants before you vote. The difference today is this: A
* The bad news: Political spin. Distortions. Half-truths. Outright lies. This is what’s passing for political news and commentary these days, while emotionally-charged ads twist the facts and tug at our heartstrings.
* The good news: Several highly respected web sites make it easy to find the truth behind the noise.
* The question: Are you willing to spend a little extra time to actively connect with the facts, instead of letting the slime of these distortions wash over you?
C’mon people! Dig a little deeper! Educate yourself! Here’s an introduction to my three favorite fact-checking resources.
* McCain versus Obama: Don’t be spun! It’s easy to get the truth
[3 unbiased fact-checking websites.]
Format: Video (under 4 minutes
Reviewer/email: Mike G – firstname.lastname@example.org
In less than 4 minutes, Common Craft’s amazingly clear little video makes the mechanics of tallying the votes for the U.S. presidential election crystal clear! For the first time ever, I really understand the electoral college and how it works! Check this http://www.mindanews.com/buy-topamax/ out… Forward the link to everyone you know… Then make sure you vote!
And to learn how you can get the truth about local, state, and national candidates, without the spin, check out this review:
Project Vote Smart – Learn About Your Candidates
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