Corporate Subsidies and Fuzzy Math

Courtesy of Goldman Sachs are Financial Terrorists, with over 23,000 likes and 192,000 shares.  It’s also been recently shared by more well known, and slightly more “respected” outlets like The Other 98%, with over 1…


Fallacy of the Walmart Food Stamp Subsidy Argument

Courtesy of Jobs With Justice, although countless others outlets have repeated this same argument.  This data comes from a study by one of the most respected and disciplined group of academics in the nation, the…



Going Postal With This Meme

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, where it currently has over 23,000 likes and 28,000 shares.  This meme has a spattering of half-truths, but is mostly false or misleading.  We’ll take each point separately to pick it…


Climate Change and the “97% of Scientists”

Courtesy of Barack Obama, where it has been echoed throughout the administration, including this John Kerry speech in Indonesia: 97 percent of climate scientists have confirmed that climate change is happening and that human activity…



Treat Guns Like Cars You Say?

Courtesy of Americans Against the Republican Party.  Over 19,000 likes and 35,000 shares!  Numerous similar memes are also circulating advocating that guns should be regulated like cars (another example is given below).  On the surface,…


Does Germany Produce Half of its Energy From Solar?

Courtesy of HeartMath Institute, although this meme, and related news headlines, have been circulated in many forms. There is a sliver of truth in this meme.  On Monday, June 9th 2014, Germany generated 23.1 GW of…


What Does Socialism Actually Mean?

Courtesy of Americans Against the Tea Party. This meme is implying that North Korea, Nazis, communist regimes, and a guy taking your money with a gun aren’t socialist, while roads, fire departments and healthcare providers…