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Giuliani now says the fact Trump signed a Letter of Intent for Trump Moscow is meaningless -- but just a few days ago Giuliani insisted Trump hadn't signed it. In related news, up is down, black is white, and we have always been at war with Oceania. : Mar
strategy, lies-lying = "I can't find it quickly, I'll search later,

But Guiliani tipped his hand at his strategy and this fits right in.

He said in an interview that his plan was to spread as many differing stories, as much misinformation as possible, to cloud the truth.

He feels that this isn't going to come down to a court of law, it's going to come down to public opinion .(The theory is that he will be facing impeachment, not criminal charges.. at least during his presidency) and the "jurors" on that case will judge based on their constituents' desires.

If he can keep enough people doubting Meuller's story by clouding the waters with misinformation, then he can keep Trump in office."

statistics, religion = (I am implying the religion part myself)
"I swear, if humanity had a better instinctive understanding of statistics and how randomness works we'd be **SO** much better off.

As it is it takes weeks, even months, of study to understand why that's a BS belief, and even then it only make sense on a sort of rarefied intellectual level not down in our emotions where we form so many of our beliefs."

books-to-buy = "“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.” ― George Orwell, 1984"
people-donald-trump  news  2018  corruption  crime  strategy  lies-lying  statistics  religion  books-to-buy 
9 weeks ago by daguti
The myth of the male bumbler
The thing I've always noticed: When someone gets caught and put on trial, they can never seem to remember. They didn't see it the way the victim saw it. Their heads were so in the clouds, they had no idea such and such was going on. ... All the while, they're at the top of their game, running multi-billion dollar global corporations (Bill Gates, not mentioned in this story, during Microsoft's monopoly trial) or putting out a full-length movie per year (Woody Allen) or the nation's top cop (Atty General Jeff Sessions)

As the last line of the article says: "You can be a bumbler, or you can keep your job. You can't have both."
lies-lying  crime  men-boys  crime-rape  crime-abuse-physical-emotional-or-sexual 
november 2017 by daguti
Donald Trump lied about using his private jet to transport stranded Marines
"This particular fairy tale is about Trump sending his private jet down to Camp Lejeune in 1991 to ferry home some Gulf War soldiers whose military flight had been FUBARed.
We all know perfectly well that Trump would never do something like this unless there was some kind of massive publicity tied to it, because Trump never engages in any charitable act unless there's something in it for him. So it's already about 99 percent likely to be fiction.
Sure enough, it turns out that the real story is just a demonstration of Trump's lousy business judgment—something far more common than Trump's acts of charity.
When he bought the Eastern Shuttle in 1989 and turned it into the Trump Shuttle, he negotiated a terrible deal. Not only did he overpay, but he also accepted five extra planes he didn't need instead of a lower purchase price.
So the Army may have leased the planes to ferry troops, but not from Trump. He had borrowed money from 22 banks to buy the airliners, at the worst possible time to invest in the airline industry. He lost those airliners in bankruptcy, in April of 1991.
In May of 1991, when this is suppossed to have happened, he didn't own the airliners. But, according to Sean Hannity, Trump should be eligible for sainthood, for the charitable work he has done for our Vets"

source story: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/08/todays-perfect-storm-trivial-lies-donald-trump
people-donald-trump  election-2016-presidential  lies-lying 
august 2016 by daguti
Weirdest Lies That Everyone Believed - Imgur
medicine-vaccines = The first one about the girl who walked backward after a flu vaccine turned out to be a hoax. She was trailed by reporters who found her walking and talking normally and then when they approached her, she went back to her weird walk.
hoaxes-or-urban-legends  world-records  visualization  medicine-vaccines  lies-lying 
october 2015 by daguti
Conservatives Say $15 Minimum Wage Is Killing Seattle Restaurant Scene, Restaurateurs Disagree - Frank reportedly asked one conservative writer who had picked up the wage-menace red herring to “not make assumptions about our business to promote your pol
see comment by _SoloDolo: Quoting: ""All of this is happening weeks before anyone in Seattle has been forced to change anything about how they pay workers, and about six years before small restaurants like these will have to pay $15 per hour." So the entire point of this article is moot because these businesses are not currently under pressure from an increased minimum wage."
politics-philosophies-republicans  wealth-minimum-wage  corruption  marketing-the-internet-will-expose-your-lies  lies-lying 
march 2015 by daguti
Dick Cheney Was Lying About Torture: The Senate report confirms it doesn’t work. As those of us on the inside knew. : politics
counterintuitive = Not for me, but for many. ....................... Comment by Zerowantuthri (http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/2opio3/dick_cheney_was_lying_about_torture_the_senate/cmphoib) lists multiple examples of societies througout history that already knew this, yet we had to "learn" it again?? Why does humanity do these kinds of things? ................... From the article: "The self-defeating stupidity of torture might come as news to Americans who’ve heard again and again from Cheney and other political leaders that torture “worked.” Professional interrogators, however, couldn’t be less surprised. We know that legal, rapport-building interrogation techniques are the best way to obtain intelligence, and that torture tends to solicit unreliable information that sets back investigations."
crime-torture  politics-philosophies-republicans  counterintuitive  history-wrong-side-of  lies-lying 
december 2014 by daguti
Test Your Lying Skills With This 5-Second Quiz [VIDEO]
A trailer video for Richard Wiseman's "59 seconds" - Great example of a proper way of marketing. Not only did they teach something engrossing from the book, but they made it very specific. They didn't bother trying to cram 30 lessons from the book into 60 seconds. They showed one simple thing that makes you go "huh!" and that makes you want to know more.
video  books-i-own-and-must-read  marketing-good-content-examples  lies-lying 
january 2014 by daguti
Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings : Shots - Health News : NPR
lies = Essentially, lying to yourself can be a positive thing .................... This reminds me of the Reddit comment that says you should write a note to the person who wronged you and then write yourself a letter back from that person, saying what you wish they would tell you: http://www.reddit.com/r/psychology/comments/16x17f/hi_rpsychology_im_looking_for_advice_or_a_good/c80925j
personal-development  psychology  writing  psychology-beliefs-or-changing-beliefs  lies-lying 
january 2014 by daguti
Four months ago I completely quit lying. This is my story so far.
Reminds me of "Radical Honesty", bookmarked 9/5/2007 with lies+honesty tags. - and also reminds me of Sam Harris' "Lying", which I have in Kindle format.
honesty  lies-lying 
december 2013 by daguti
Lying to Ourselves - Radiolab
Swimmers who lie to themselves (i.e. when asked "Have you ever had a rape fantasy?" they answer "no") perform better than those who do not. The theory is that if you can convincingly lie to yourself, you can convince yourself that you can beat all those other athletes and actually perform better.
amazing  personal-development  lies-lying 
august 2013 by daguti
Creativity's Dark Side: Dan Ariely on Creativity, Rationalization and Dishonesty: Scientific American Podcast
Lies and fraud are not based on morality, but on environment. 'Even the most honest person put at the top of a Wall Street firm would quickly be disqualified from sainthood.'
audio  creativity  morality  lies-lying 
march 2013 by daguti
PR Lies Destroy Your Understanding of How Business Really Works. - With Owen Byrne —Mixergy.com
You know that much of what you learned about how businesses were built is bull, right? It’s a collection of anecdotes created by PR people whose job is to promote their clients–not to give us an honest business education.

To help get at the truth, I invited Owen Byrne, the man who built the original Digg site, to talk candidly about how that great success story was built. Owen shattered some myths, but I think the account he gave us is even more inspiring, because it’ll leave you with a more practical understanding of how to build your startup.
startups  business  lies-lying  companies-digg 
may 2009 by daguti
Print I Think You're Fat
This story is about something called Radical Honesty. It may change your life. (But honestly, we don't really care.)The movement was founded by a sixty-six-year-old Virginia-based psychotherapist named Brad Blanton.
psychology  communication  culture  society  interesting  honesty  lies-lying 
september 2007 by daguti

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