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A number of newspapers are using a “truth meter” approach to the proclamations of national and local politicians, rating what has been stated as truth, mostly true, half true, mostly false, or so false it is rated “pants on fire.” There are a good many statements made about and by the insurance industry which ought to undergo such metering as well. In some cases, it is advertisements in the mainstream or industry media that should be tested; in most it is political statements that warrant a veracity check.

My old Irish father often said, “If you believe everything you hear, you will eat everything you see.” While his comments were primarily directed toward some delicacies such as snails, tripe, and edible weeds, the bodacious eaters on the Travel Channel would have one believing that one can thrive on everything from roaches and rats to monkey tail stew. What the poor people in famine-struck areas of the world eat would nauseate most of us, but it may be all they have. However, if they consumed the typical American diet of hot dogs, bacon burgers, and cola, then it would probably kill them just as it is killing us. The government is constantly updating what we need for a good nourishing meal, and it surely is not that. Its recommendations rate a “mostly true.”

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