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snake oil

A product that has been proven to not live up to the vendor's marketing hype. The term comes from the 1800s in which elixirs and potions of all kinds, even ones that supposedly included the oils from snakes, were sold as a cure for everything that ailed a person.
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In what might have been a lecture from the early 19th century, CEO of the American Medical Association James Madara gave a fire and brimstone address railing against snake oil hucksters, at the AMA annual meeting.
Next month we have the grotesque position that Labour voters need to vote in their millions to keep two snake oil salesmen like Cameron and Osborne in Downing Street ?
I appeal to everyone to vote against this collection of spivs, conmen and snake oil salesmen and take our country back into British ownership to be run by elected representatives not unelected commissioners who we cannot get rid of no matter how hopeless they are at their jobs.
Countryside: The letter to editor in the January/February 2016 issue ("No Snake Oil, Please") just is inaccurate and irritates me.
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