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Status Anxiety and the Scam Economy

In a stratified society, people will do desperate things to seem successful.
Tags: News, Cheating, Lying, United States, Singer, Holmes, Dan, McFarland, Mallory, Theranos Inc, Frauds and Swindling, Colleges and Universities, Fyre Media Inc, Billy (1991-, Elizabeth (1984-, Delvey

How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness

You're reading How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Finding a sincere person is difficult. We are not always ready to share our innermost feelings and do not show a lot of emotions. People have a right for little secrets, but problems begin when we try to deceive ourselves. One's mind and heart conflict with one another, and ...
Tags: Psychology, Lying, Truth, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Melisa Marzett

"Bad lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen..."

Bad lawyer and fraudster Michael Cohen said under sworn testimony that he never asked for a Pardon. His lawyers totally contradicted him. He lied! Additionally, he directly asked me for a pardon. I said NO. He lied again! He also badly wanted to work at the White House. He lied!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, White House, Lying, Michael Cohen, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump pardons

"Suppose that instead of one shepherd boy, there are a few dozen. They are tired of the villagers dismissing their complaints about less threatening creatures..."

"... like stray dogs and coyotes. One of them proposes a plan: they will start using the word 'wolf' to refer to all menacing animals. They agree and the new usage catches on. For a while, the villagers are indeed more responsive to their complaints. The plan backfires, however, when a real wolf arrives and cries of 'Wolf!' fail to trigger the alarm they once did. What the boys in the story do with the word 'wolf,' modern intellectuals do with words like 'violence.' When ordinary people think of...
Tags: Law, Lying, Language, Wolves, Wolf, Ann Althouse, Philosopher Kristie Dotson

"I doubted Jussie Smollett. It breaks my heart that I might be right."

Writes Nana Efua Mumford, "the executive assistant to The [Washington] Post’s editorial board."I can't understand why anyone would want to admit that they're happier to know that a racist, homophobic violent attack took place than that one person told a big lie.I wanted to believe Smollett. I really did. I know that there is a deep, dark racist history in Chicago and, if proved true, this would be just one more point on the list. I wanted to believe him with every fiber of my being, most of all ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Chicago, Lying, Trump, Jussie Smollett, Nuh, Mumford, Smollett, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Nana Efua Mumford

When "no" means "yes": "Yes or no?"/"No"/"I will take that as a yes."

Ilhan Omar — a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee — was questioning Elliott Abrams. Abrams — who is now Trump's special envoy to Venezuela — held foreign policy positions in the Reagan administration in the 1980s and was accused at the time (see Wikipedia) of covering up atrocities committed by U.S.-backed governments in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. REP. ILHAN OMAR (D-MN): On February 8, 1982, you testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about U.S. policy in E...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Reagan, Lying, Venezuela, El Salvador, Guatemala, Trump, Omar, Abrams, House Foreign Affairs Committee, El Salvador Honduras, Duarte, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Ilhan, Ann Althouse

I Cannot Control My Personality Impulses

I’m in a relationship w a woman I love. But I cannot control myself. I lie constantly. She always catches me in lies and I get angry and turn it on her. I know I have lied but I blame her. When emotions get crazy my behavior is bad – lying, cheating, drinking, drugs, disappearing. I say I’m sorry and will not do it again. But I do. Just last week I cheated on her. I lied several times about it but she knew Bc she found a condom wrapper in my trashcan. I was emotional, went drinking, and cheated....
Tags: Cheating, Relationships, Therapy, Lying, Abuse, Compulsive Lying, BC, Irs

Somebody... or everybody... is lying.

"President Trump claimed last week that 'some' former presidents privately confided to him that they support his mission to build a border wall. As of Monday, every living president has said otherwise" (CBS News).ADDED: A comment by sdharms makes me see how it could be that no one is lying. The comment is "so? HRC talked to Eleanor Roosevelt and no one had a problem with that." It could be that none of the living presidents have confided to Trump that they support building the wall, but some of ...
Tags: Law, Obama, Mexico, Cbs News, Politico, Lying, Cbs, Ghost, HRC, Hillary, Trump, Eleanor Roosevelt, George H W Bush, Ann Althouse, Bush I, Trump's wall

My Stepson

My ss is 17. I’ve been in his life since age 6. He has always lied and been spiteful. Since I met his mom, he was constantly getting in trouble at school and barely made it thru each year. Now he has school online and only goes in a couple days a week and he’s getting all F’s. His mom has always had a hard time calling him out but I haven’t. The lying has never stopped. He just got better at it. He learned how to lie with sincerity. I’m a musician and I thought it was something we shared but he’...
Tags: Psychology, School, Family, General, Bullying, Relationships, Therapy, Lying, Self-esteem, Teen Issues, Personality, Parenting & Children, Adhd, Failing Grades, Juvenile Delinquency, Habitual Liar

Baby, It’s Cold Outside — A Trump Tune

Yet another way of looking at the song, perhaps.
Tags: News, Christmas, Lying, Kim Jong-un, Fox News Channel, Nancy, Trump, Kelly, Conway, Haley, Pelosi, Fla, Sessions, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Jefferson B III

Passive Aggressive Behavior in Relationships (and How to Change It)

Not you, of course…maybe. Do you have a passive aggressive person in your life? Even more importantly, do you think that passive aggressive person might be you? Passive aggressive behavior can be seriously damaging to relationships, so if you’re acting this way, you should probably know about it. According to Merriam Webster, the definition of passive aggressive as an adjective is, “Being, marked by, or displaying behavior characterized by the expression of negative feelings, resentment, and ...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Isolation, Lying, Self Awareness, Manipulation, Resentment, Angry, Avoidance, Aggression, Publishers, Yourtango, Don, Merriam Webster, Passive, Passive Aggressive Behavior

Michael Flynn Asks Judge for Leniency for Lying to F.B.I.

President Trump’s former national security adviser will be sentenced next week after admitting he lied to the F.B.I. when he was questioned in the Russia investigation.
Tags: News, Russia, Turkey, Lying, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Flynn, Michael Flynn, Michael T

"Meet the Bottomless Pinocchio, a new rating for a false claim repeated over and over again."

Glenn Kessler, the WaPo "Fact Checker," is thoroughly exasperated. Trump’s willingness to constantly repeat false claims has posed a unique challenge to fact checkers. Most politicians quickly drop a Four-Pinocchio claim, either out of a duty to be accurate or concern that spreading false information could be politically damaging.Not Trump. The president keeps going long after the facts are clear, in what appears to be a deliberate effort to replace the truth with his own, far more favorable, ve...
Tags: Law, Lying, Jack Kerouac, Trump, Glenn Kessler, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, WaPo Fact Checker

Why Does Paul Manafort Lie?

To boast, to flatter, to deceive others, to deceive himself, out of habit — or perhaps just because.
Tags: News, Lying, Manafort, Paul J, Paul Manafort Lie

"I am a gaffe machine, but my God, what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can’t tell the truth."

Said Joe Biden, quoted in "Biden on Biden: 'I'm the most qualified person in the country to be president'" (Yahoo News).I'm wondering whether "I am a gaffe machine, but my God, what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can’t tell the truth" is itself a gaffe or whether, more interestingly, it is an untruth. It feels like an old brain teaser: 2 men stood in front of 2 doors. One man is a gaffe machine. The other man is incapable of telling the truth. Behind one door is a happy future for Ameri...
Tags: Law, America, Lying, Biden, Yahoo News, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign, Biden gaffes, Said Joe Biden

"Abigail was right to be confused. Under her state’s law, what Grant did was not technically illegal..."

"... even though he later admitted that he knew Abigail wasn’t consenting to sex with him. That’s because in Indiana, sex only becomes rape when it’s compelled through force or threats, if the victim is mentally disabled and can’t properly consent, or if he or she is unaware that the sex is occurring. Abigail knew she was having sex. She just didn’t know it was with Grant.... When you have sex with someone, are you agreeing to sleep with just the physical entity before you? Or is it something bi...
Tags: Law, Indiana, Lying, Grammar, Rape, Grant, Abigail, Ann Althouse

News Analysis: Mueller Exposes the Culture of Lying That Surrounds Trump

As a businessman, candidate and president, Mr. Trump has demanded loyalty of advisers, including an embrace of his habitual boasts, misstatements and outright falsehoods.
Tags: News, Lying, Justice Department, Gates, Trump, Witnesses, Flynn, Cohen, Stone, Mueller, Corsi, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Frauds and Swindling, Donald J, Mr Trump

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying to You, According to Body Language Experts

All human beings possess the ability to lie. And many of us do — multiple studies have suggested that, on average, Americans tell one or two lies a day. Fortunately, experts say there are ways to spot signs of untruthfulness. To identify a fib, you first have to have a baseline for how someone acts…
Tags: Psychology, Living, News, Uncategorized, Lying, Body Language

"The problem is Mueller is straying away from his mandate to find crime and he is now looking for political sin."

"Building buildings in Moscow, using stolen material from Assange. These are not crimes. He has no authority to be a roving commissioner to find political sins. So far, I don’t see any evidence of crimes except for ones that he helped to facilitate by getting people to lie in front of his own investigators."Said Alan Dershowitz to Sean Hannity, quoted (with video) at Mediaite. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, Lying, Moscow, Julian Assange, Sean Hannity, Mueller, Alan Dershowitz, Ann Althouse, Prosecutorial Ethics, Trump troubles, Said Alan Dershowitz

"T.M. Landry, a school in small-town Louisiana, has garnered national attention for vaulting its underprivileged black students to elite colleges. But the school cut corners and doctored college applications."

An exposé in the NYT. It ends:“Write whatever you want to write about us on the negative side,” Mr. Landry told a reporter. “But at the end of the day, my sister, if we got kids at Harvard every day, I’m going to fight for Harvard. Why is it O.K. that Asians get to Harvard? Why is it O.K. that white people get to Harvard?”Mr. Landry raised his voice. He accused The Times of saying that it was wrong for T.M. Landry to want the best for its black students. He told his students that he would always...
Tags: Education, Law, Lying, Harvard, The Times, Jesus, Affirmative Action, Louisiana, Punishment, Humiliation, Jesus Christ, Mike, Landry, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Michael Landry

"Monica Lewinsky reveals Bill Clinton urged her to lie under oath: 'I did feel uncomfortable about it.'"

Fox News reports.In the final part of the A&E docuseries "The Clinton Affair".... Lewinsky said that Clinton had called her at 2:30 in the morning to let her know that she was on the witness list for the Paula Jones case."I was petrified. I was frantic about my family and this becoming public," Lewinsky tearfully recalled. "Thankfully, Bill helped me lock myself back from that and he said I could probably sign an affidavit to get out of it, and he didn't even know if a 100 percent I would be sub...
Tags: Law, White House, Lying, Bill Clinton, Fox News, Jordan, Bill, Clinton, Monica Lewinsky, Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Ann Althouse, Vernon Jordan, Frank Carter Frank Carter

Tangled Webs We Weave: Big Lies, Little Lies

If I were to ask you if you lie, what would you say? No? Sometimes? It depends on the situation? The truth is that everyone has lied. Anyone who claims never to have lied is, in fact, lying. There is a perceived difference, however, between telling little “white” lies and being an out-and-out liar. Lying happens for a variety of reasons and can actually be seen as an accepted form of social interaction in certain circumstances. Consider the friend who asks, “Don’t you like my new car?” You ca...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Lying, Infidelity, Manipulation, Lies, Trustworthiness

How to Tell the Truth, With MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell 

On this week’s episode of The Upgrade, we’re talking about how to tell the truth—and how to know when the people around you are being less than truthful. We’ll be hearing from MSNBC host and author Lawrence O’Donnell with the story behind his book, Deadly Force—the murder of an unarmed black man and the police cover…Read more...
Tags: Lying, Lifehacks, Msnbc, Lawrence O'Donnell, The Show, The Upgrade

The Dutch man who's asking a court to change his age from 69 to 49 got his inspiration from Tony Robbins.

I really don't think the press should even cover this stupid and basically phony story, and I wouldn't blog it except for the Tony Robbins angle. From "A 69-year-old man asks to be declared 49, claiming age is as fluid as gender" (WaPo):[Emile] Ratelband’s desire to remake himself is distinctly American, he said, and comes from his training under Tony Robbins, the motivational guru and master of the life hack. He lived and traveled with Robbins for about six months in the late 1980s, he said, an...
Tags: Law, Iraq, Aging, Tony Robbins, Lying, United States, Cultural Appropriation, Robbins, Trump, 101st Airborne Division, Baath party, Ann Althouse, Emile -RSB- Ratelband, Ratelband, Trump Ratelband

Levels of the apocalypse.

What do you do when you've maxed out on hyperbole?You act as though there are levels.The headline is on the front page of WaPo. The article is here. I can see that I'm supposed to be alarmed, but I'm completely jaded. And that trickster Trump has a media-created privilege to say anything he likes. When the real apocalypse arrives, how will we know? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Headlines, Law, Lying, Trump, WaPo, Hyperbole, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric


This is bullshit. Just because they never met, that does NOT mean that Kavanaugh didn’t rape her. #BelieveWomen— Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) November 2, 2018 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Lying, Kavanaugh, Ann Althouse

A Party Defined by Its Lies

At this point, good people can’t be good Republicans.
Tags: News, Lying, House Of Representatives, Republican Party, Trump, Bush, George W, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Race and Ethnicity, Federal Taxes (US

"The first part of this statement was a Trump truth—that is, a blatant falsehood."

Writes John Cassidy in "Donald Trump Launches Operation Midterms Diversion" (The New Yorker), referring to Trump's statement: "We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for eighty-five years with all of those benefits. It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Lying, United States, Sarcasm, Donald Trump, Trump, Ann Althouse, John Cassidy, Trump rhetoric, Trump and immigration