Actually, the report that article links to lists the figure as 2-8%, not 2-5%. And the problem with that figure, as with all such figures for false accusations, is that that is the percentage of people who get caught making false accusations. It doesn't include the people who successfully get away with it. The actual percentage of false accusations is necessarily going to be higher, since the successful ones are never counted as false accusations.
Similarly, there are "all sorts of clues" when someone does it badly. Those naturally wouldn't be there if someone was doing it well.
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The move, made behind closed doors and without a public announcement by the House Ethics Committee, reverses more than three decades of precedent. Gifts of free travel to lawmakers have appeared on the yearly financial form dating back its creation in the late 1970s, after the Watergate scandal. National Journal uncovered the deleted disclosure requirement when analyzing the most recent batch of yearly filings. “This is such an obvious effort to avoid accountability,” said Melanie Sloan, executive director of the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. “There’s no legitimate reason. There’s no good reason for it.”
Once again more evidence that we the voters must replace as many of these crooks, from both parties, as we can.
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If you make it undesirable for women to wear skirts, then women won't wear skirts.
Perhaps if certain people would stop being so uptight, this whole issue would just go away. If you're not interested in the booth babes then just ignore them. And if someone grabs your ass without permission, just tell them off and walk away.
People who make statements need to provide evidence that they are true. Until they do, you must assume they are false.
Why should I assume they are false? To assume anything is foolish, particularly in the given example where it is more likely the statements are true. The correct answer to the question of whether any of those statements is true is "Probably". Claiming something is false because you don't have all the facts is just as bad as claiming it's true.
This "critical thinking" you espouse sounds more like simple contrariness.
And yes, I did vote in 2010 for one of the third-party wackos, for all the good it does.