Under the Bed

Because of back problems, each night I lie on the floor and do exercises.

Once when we stopped at a motel, as I started my exercise, something under the bed caught my eye. It was a card, on which was written “Yes, we do
clean under here, too.”

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Episode 143: Trump/Putin Press Conference

Topics: 

  • President Trump is removing the reasons for Russia to be belligerent toward America…just like he did with NK
  • POTUS is reframing: No reason to go after each other
  • President Trump is elevating and “authoring” Putin for the benefit of both countries
  • Who taught John Brennan how to negotiate?
  • Who do you go to war against, your friends or your enemies?
  • Does that make seeking friendship and mutual benefit desirable?
  • Trump tweet question, “where are the servers”?

 

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Finally

A man was sleeping when his wife shook him and said, “Wake up, someone is breaking in!”

The man had gone through this almost every night for 20 years, and he knew that the only way he would get any rest was to go and check it out.

This time, however, there was a man with a gun who entered to rob the house.

As the thief was about to flee the man said, “You have to come with me and meet my wife.”

The thief said, “Why would you want me to meet your wife?”

The man replied, “Well, she’s been expecting you for 20 years.”

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Episode 141: Trump Derangement Syndrome, Mind-Reading, Climate Change and Racism

Topics: 

  • Josh Rogin demonstrates TDS, mind-reading illusion and moving the goalposts
  • President Trump meeting Putin…what will happen?
  • CO2 emissions dramatically reduced by U.S.
  • Climate change sense of urgency has largely evaporated
  • Elon Musk solves problems…why are people going after him?
  • Implementing Hawk Newsome’s suggestion…
  • “I reject racism in all its forms”

 

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You Know You Have A Smart Dog When

– You tell your dog to fetch today’s newspaper and he brings it back in ONE PIECE!

– You don’t have to take her on walks; she can walk herself.

– You go out to dinner and come back to find your house cleaner than it was before: The dishes done; Your bed made and a slice of lemon in the toilet
bowl!

– You ask him ,”Who’s a good boy?” and he replies “Me”.

– Your dog doesn’t eat your homework; he does it.

– Your dog goes to Training School only to drop out a week later to “pursue her doggy dreams” and ends up getting seven doctorates in
Neuroscience!

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Episode 140: Trump’s UK visit, Russian Hackers and the Republican Brand

Topics: 

  • Indictment of Russians for hacking
    • Where’s the evidence?
    • In today’s world, no evidence = no credibility
    • We now know, Guccifer wasn’t real…maybe
  • Whiteboard – Hawk Newsome’s anti-racism suggestion
  • The power and importance of brand, both personal and group
  • Brand management, “Liar pattern” and your external face
  • Conservative resentment of being told to begin doing SJW virtue signaling

 

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5 Crazy Natural Wonders Found In The Last Place You’d Expect

By E. Reid Ross,James Kinneen,E.M. Caris,Dan Hopper  Published: July 14th, 2018 


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The Old Man’s Physical

A 70-year-old man goes to the doctor’s for a physical. The doctor runs some tests and says to the man, ”Well, everything seems to be in top condition
physically, but what about mentally? How is your connection with God?”

And the man says, ”Oh me and God? We’re tight. We have a real bond, he’s good to me. Every night when I have to get up to go to the bathroom, he
turns on the light for me, and then, when I leave, he turns it back off.” Well, upon hearing this the doctor was astonished.

He called the man’s wife and said, ”I’d like to speak to you about your husband’s connection with God. He claims that every night when he needs to
use the restroom, God turns on the light for him and turns it off for him again when he leaves. Is this true?”

And she says, ”That idiot, he’s been peeing in the refrigerator!”

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Episode 139: Stzrok’s Body Language, Theresa May

Topics: 

  • Strzok was biased…like everybody else
  • Was he fired for the appearance of bias, not actual bias?
  • Strzok’s smirk, did it say “I’m winning”?
  • Baby Trump balloon defense system
  • Trump and May appear comfortable with each other this morning
  • President Trump’s tea with the Queen today

 

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Teacher Jurer

As a potential juror in an assault-and-battery case, I was sitting in a courtroom, answering questions from both sides. The assistant district
attorney asked such questions as: Had I ever been mugged? Did I know the victim or the defendant?

The defense attorney took a different approach, however. “I see you are a teacher,” he said. “What do you teach?”

“English and theater,” I responded.

“I guess I better watch my grammar,” the defense attorney quipped.

“No,” I shot back. “You better watch your acting.”

When the laughter in the courtroom died down, I was excused from the case.

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Episode 138: Hot Take on Strzok’s Testimony so Far

Topics: 

  • Strzok explanation of his text: “No, we’ll stop him”
  • What’s more likely, a complex explanation…or a simple one?
  • Sending personal texts and email from your work devices

 

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Which Tooth?

A lady makes an emergency stop at a dentist office and tells the dentist, “I need a tooth pulled right away. Don’t even bother with the Novocain, just
yank the tooth out. We’re in a really big hurry.”

The dentist is really impressed and says,”M’am I really admire your courage. Which tooth do want to have pulled?”

The lady shoves her husband toward the dentist and says “Go ahead dear, show him your tooth.”

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Episode 134: The Summer of Love and all the Things Going Right

Topics: 

  • The world is in a pretty good place right now
  • Thai kids story helped make us all better people
  • NK and SK falling in love again!
  • Three new technologies for cleaning CO2 from the air!
  • Much, much more…The Summer of Love!

 

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Shipwrecked

There were two men shipwrecked on this island. The minute they got on to the island one of them started screaming and yelling, “We’re going to die!
We’re going to die! There’s no food! No water! We’re going to die!”

The second man was propped up against a palm tree and acting so calmly it drove the first man crazy. “Don’t you understand?!? We’re going to
die!!”

The second man replied, “You don’t understand, I make $ 100,000 a week.”

The first man looked at him quite dumbfounded and asked, “What difference does that make?!? We’re on an island with no food and no water! We’re going
to DIE!!!”

The second man answered, “You just don’t get it. I make $ 100,000 a week and I tithe ten percent on that $ 100,000 a week. My pastor will find
me!”

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Episode 133: The Epidemic of Trapped Children, SCOTUS, and Coffee

Topics: 

  • Strategy for dealing with personal attacks: “I block all Nazis, goodby”
  • Supreme Court nomination tonight…likely to include one or two bonus topics
  • Experts said: MUST avoid trade wars, have opinions changed?
  • Reticular activation – Noticing something everywhere once it’s on your mind
  • Kids in cages, kids in caves, kids in mental cages (Democrats)
  • President Trump’s persuasion play and the importance of HONOR
  • Elon Musk’s team creating tube for cave kids rescue

 

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5 Religious Movies (That Make Religion Look Crazy And Awful)

By Spencer Thew,Adam Koski,Jordan Breeding  Published: July 09th, 2018 


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Episode 132: The End of White Supremacists, #WalkAway and Conspiracy Theories

Topics: 

  • The fallacy of IQ confirming racial supremacy
  • Brandon Straka #WalkAway movement
  • Conspiracy theories, mostly the right, mostly the left…or BOTH?
  • Logic and facts don’t pierce the bubble of confirmation bias
  • An engineered conspiracy theory might help the left pierce their TDS bubble
  • Democrats are favoring illegal immigrants over black Americans
  • Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is the best FUN candidate option
  • Barrett would be 4th woman on the current court

 

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Episode 131: North Korea, MAGA Hat-Grabbers and Mueller

Topics: 

  • Drink throwing hat grabber’s future prospects
  • Press elevating people to destruction levels for profit
  • The press business model primes for confirmation bias
  • Pompeo North Korea denuclearization talks progress
  • Rudy Giuliani says Trump will talk to Mueller…if criminal evidence is shown
  • Giant baby Trump balloon over London vs. Giant London Mayor balloon
  • Elon Musk’s rescue idea for Thai cave kids
  • #Walkaway guy (Brandon Straka) refused camera store service, took high road
  • Proposed DNA test, identity politics and Elizabeth Warren’s brand
  • Opinions based on reading another person’s mind are flawed by definition
  • Jim Jordan allegations are attempt to “execute” him by the press
  • Your political opinions are assigned to you…by the press and your culture

 

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Episode 130: The Zombie Apocalypse (Democrats), Rocket man and coffee

Topics: 

  • Civil discourse and physical acts by the Left
  • Fear tweet by Stephanie Mickus, Macarthur Genius Grant recipient
  • Redirecting anti-Trump energy
  • “I block all Nazis…goodby!”
  • Giving Chairman Kim a copy of Elton John’s “Rocketman” song
  • Pre-Suasion elements of the song

 

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Episode 129: Putin, Animals Attack, Michael Cohen and Coffee

Topics: 

  • Michael Cohen’s priority is his family…SHOCKING!
  • Senate report by Richard Burr, Mark Warner, on election meddling by Russia
  • Pore vs. pour…intentional or common mistake?
  • Ways Scott has changed or added to the political conversation
  • Peter Strzok subpoena and upcoming testimony
  • Bots promoting both sides of politics

 

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Birthday Spider

Little Johnny was celebrating his birthday soon. His father asked him what he would like for his birthday. Without hesitation Johnny said, “A spider.”
His father was somewhat incredulous, so he asked him again. “I really want a spider,” responded Johnny.

Well, his father went to the pet store and asked the salesperson, “Do you sell spiders?”

“We sure do,” was the response.

“How much do they cost?”

“$ 50.00,” said the clerk.

Somewhat taken aback, Johnny’s father said, “That’s too expensive. I’m sure I can find something cheaper on the web.”

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Episode 128: Why Trump Derangement Syndrome is so Strong

Topics: 

  • The enemy press
  • Delusions of the winning team vs. the losing team
  • College admission race requirement rules
  • The Scott Adams college course curriculum

 

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Episode 127: Oprah, Optimism, North Korea and Supreme Court Picks, Debating Dale

Topics: 

  • Oprah’s comment about Democrat party experiencing hysteria
  • NBC report on North Korea cheating…are they cheating?
  • Gordon Chang says possible that Chairman Kim isn’t in charge
  • Supreme Court candidate, Amy Coney Barrett is the persuasion play
  • Dale debates Scott on “children in cages”

 

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Tarot Cards

A woman visited a psychic of some local repute. In a dark and gloomy room, gazing at the Tarot cards laid out before her, the Tarot reader delivered
the bad news: “There is no easy way to say this so I’ll just be blunt: Prepare yourself to be a widow. Your husband will die a violent death this
year.”

Visibly shaken, the woman stared at the psychic’s lined face, then at the single flickering candle, then down at her hands. She took a few deep
breaths to compose herself. She simply had to know.

She met the Tarot reader’s gaze, steadied her voice and asked, “Will I get away with it?”

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Episode 126: Dre Baldwin, Expert on Discipline, Building Confidence, and Mental Toughness

Topics: 

  • What’s the biggest obstacle to discipline?
  • Succeeding against perceived odds
  • The mental state of “I’m gonna make this happen”
  • Dre’s skill stack approach: More skills…more options
  • Wanting vs. deciding to take action
  • Effective self-promotion
  • Transitioning from doing nothing to doing something
  • Dre Baldwin contact Info:

 

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Episode 125: The Protest That Was More of a Costume Party

Topics: 

  • Tip: Don’t protest for things you already have been given
  • The protests were about the protesters…look at ME!
  • Michael Ian Black’s 24/7 stress tweet, sincere offer to help him
  • Physical, mental symptoms that are real…TDS
  • The “crazy party” is the one that isn’t in power, GOP or DEM
  • People asking “Are you a Socialist?”
  • Death with dignity, voluntary check-out
  • Life and death gray areas…like abortion rights
  • Alan Dershowitz’s opinion on a Rosenstein recusal

 

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Health Message

1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water and is fat.

3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.

4. A tortoise doesn’t run, does nothing, yet lives for 450 years.

AND…YOU TELL ME TO EXERCISE SO I’LL LIVE LONGER?

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Episode 124: Children in Cages (I.e. Democrats), New Master Persuader, socialism, NK and More

Topics: 

  • NBC report on NK cheating per “intelligence sources”
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a master persuader
  • Child like views of solutions for complex problems
  • President Trump’s adult view of cost and benefits
  • The root problem of gang controlled countries

 

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The Harmonica

“Thanks for the harmonica you gave me for Christmas,” little Joshua said to his uncle the first time he saw him after the holidays. “It’s the best
present I ever got.”

“That’s great,” said his uncle. “Do you know how to play it?”

“Oh, I don’t play it,” the little fellow said. “My mom gives me a dollar a day not to play it during the day and my dad gives me five dollars a week
not to play it at night.

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Episode 123: Lancaster Tasing Incident

Topics: 

  • Failure to comply, or failure to understand confusing instructions?

 

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Farmer Math

A Missouri farmer passed away and left 17 mules to his three sons. The instructions left in the will said that the oldest boy was to get one-half, the
second oldest one-third, and the youngest one-ninth. The three sons, recognizing the difficulty of dividing 17 mules into these fractions, began to
argue.

Their uncle heard about the argument, hitched up his mule and drove out to settle the matter. He added his mule to the 17, making 18. The oldest
therefore got one-half, or nine, the second oldest got one-third, or six, and the youngest son got one-ninth, or two. Adding up 9, 6 and 2 equals 17.
The uncle, having settled the argument, hitched up his mule and drove home.

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Episode 121: How to Avoid Angry Mobs of Democrats and Not Sell Past the Close

Topics: 

  • Akira The Don music video of Scott’s theme song
  • Elaine Chao confronts harassers
  • Erin Burnett interview, maintaining professionalism
  • Hitting bottom is necessary for improvement to be possible
  • The Left has major TDS and is melting down
  • The Right is afraid to go out in public
  • A fake “because”, a mental escape hatch, is needed for the Left to heal
  • Iran’s economy and restless population
  • Because the MSM is fake news, it’s brainwashing half the country
  • Update on Bill Pulte’s Blight Authority efforts
  • The summer of love is still on!

 

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A Frog Funny

A grandson went up to his grandpa and said, “Grandpa, can you talk like a frog?”

“No, why?”

“Just wondering.”

A few minutes later the granddaughter came up and said, “Grandpa, can you talk like a frog?”

“No. Why do you kids keep asking me if I can talk like a frog?”

“Because Dad said, ‘When grandpa croaks, we can go to Disneyland.”’

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Episode 120 – The Travel Ban, GOP Video Ad, Netanyahu Videos, Melanie and More

Topics: 

  • Republican fear persuasion ad
  • Netanyahu’s previous video on Iranian water crisis
  • Netanyahu’s current video on peace with Iran
  • The North Korea gamut
  • The travel ban
  • Melania visiting kids shelters
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunning victory and potential

 

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Speech Flirt

During a conference, I was pleasantly surprised to be seated next to a very handsome man. We flirted casually through dinner, then grew restless as
the dignitaries gave speeches.

During one particularly long-winded lecture, my new friend drew a # sign on a cocktail napkin. Excited, I wrote down my phone number.

Looking startled for a moment, he flipped the napkin over and drew another # sign, this time adding an X to the upper-left-hand corner.

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5 Con Artists Who Ended Up Saving The World

By Raoni Lacerda,Alex Hanton,Abraham Mireles,E.M. Caris,Justin Krez,Leah Malicoat  Published: June 26th, 2018 


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Episode 119: Scott Adams Presents a TDS Defense for Peter Strzok (pro bono)

Topics: 

  • Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) and Peter Strzok

 

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In The Library

A not-so-smart person walks up to the counter and says: “I’d like a cheeseburger, fries and a Diet Coke.”

The man behind the counter says “Look around! This is a LIBRARY!”

“Oh, how silly of me.” says the person. She then begins whispering, “I’d like a cheeseburger, fries and a Diet Coke…”

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Episode 117: Reducing Bias, Eating at the Red Hen and Midterm Turnout

Topics: 

  • Red Hen restaurant and President Trump’s tweet
  • Maxine Waters call for harassment of conservatives
  • Hawk Newsome’s recommendation for pardon consideration
  • Scott’s conversation yesterday, with an…
    • informed, educated, highly intelligent liberal media person

 

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Feeding the Baby

A first-time father was taking a turn at feeding the baby some strained peas. Naturally, there were traces of the food everywhere, especially on the
infant.

His wife comes in, looks at the infant, then at her husband staring into space, then says, “What in the world are you doing?”

He replied, “I’m waiting for the first coat to dry, so I can put on another.”

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Episode 116: Facts are not Influencing the Immigration Debate

Topics: 

  • Crime rate by illegal immigrants, just illegal immigrants…
    • Is it higher or lower than for legal immigrants?
    • Conflating legal immigrants with illegal immigrants
  • Defining “Open borders”
  • Persuasion value of hypocrisy claims
  • Facts only matter to outcomes, but we don’t use them for decisions 

 

 

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Not At Work

My boss didn’t come in to work today. He called this morning and said he was having a vision problem.

When I asked what was wrong, he replied, “I just can’t see myself at work today.”

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Episode 115: How to Solve Immigration, and Lots More

Topics: 

  • Negotiating and persuasion strategies for immigration
  • How do we break the deadlock and fix things?


 

 

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Card Reader Instructions

Hard to believe, but many of our customers at the bank still don’t know how to swipe their card through the ATM card reader. Because of this, my
fellow tellers and I often find ourselves having to explain how it’s done.

One teller complained that she kept getting odd looks every time she explained it. I found out why when I overheard her tell one man, “Strip down
facing me.”

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Episode 114: Resisters versus Producers, Fake Pictures and Donny Deutsch

Topics: 

  • Ana Navarro rant – the extended cut
  • President Trump’s tweet “resisters versus producers”
  • Time cover photo, the crying child
  • Open borders, who supports that?
  • Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch compares Trump supporters to Nazis

 

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Episode 113: How Trump Handles the Children on CNN

Topics: 

  • President Trump paced his critics by giving them what they asked for
    • Did the President “cave”?
    • Did the American system of checks and balances work as designed?
    • Is this how negotiating works?
  • Morning Joe’s call for diversity
  • Gaslighting applies to all political parties
  • 95% Consumer confidence, highest ever recorded
    • The economy is driven by psychological phenomena
  • President Trump always leads with a “big ask”
  • Peter Fonda’s tweets
    • Why give him a pass for his disgusting comments?
  • Ana Navarro mocking people not policies
  • “Elite” joke by President Trump at rally last night
  • Are we seeing “happy hate” by President Trump’s critics?
  • Jeff Sessions response to questions
  • List of thinking errors
  • Is it getting more dangerous to be a Trump supporter?
    • DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen getting heckled at dinner

 

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Episode 112: New Executive Order to Keep Families Together

Topics: 

  • President Trump’s critics were imagining that a third option existed
    • Sign a piece of paper and problem disappears
    • President Trump embraced the imaginary third option
  • Competing to be the most offended critic

 

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Episode 110: How the King and Queen are Sacrificing the Pawns

Topics: 

  • DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen press conference on border situation
  • Persuasion framing options for the two bad choices
    1. Kids in cages vs. open borders (gigantic persuasion failure)
    2. Kids in temporary protective custody vs. child trafficking
  • President Trump’s Space Force

 

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Episode 109: How to Fix the Border “Cages” Situation Using Psychology

Topics: 

  • A complete failure by Democrats, Republicans, President Trump
    • Democrats won’t fix because it’s a GREAT election issue
    • Republicans won’t fix because nobody on either side has a viable alternative
  • The solution needs to address BOTH the short-term and long-term
    • Republicans are the “Parental” party, long-term thinking
    • Democrats are the “Why can’t we only eat candy?” party, short-term thinking
  • Physical components of the issue
    • They’re fleeing danger and hunger to come here
    • The holding facilities are better than what they are fleeing from
    • The holding facilities are temporary
  • Psychological components of the Issue
    • Public focus makes the issue important
    • MSM riding the issue mercilessly
    • Manufactured hysteria for political advantage
    • Liberal propaganda?  YES
    • Very effective?  YES
  • System to allow parents to view their kids in separate holding facility?
    • See that the kids are there and okay

 

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The Movies

For the first time in many years, a friend of ours traveled from his rural town to the city to attend a movie.

After buying his ticket he stopped at the concession stand to purchase some popcorn. Handing the attendant $ 1.50, my friend couldn’t help but comment,
“The last time I came to the movie, popcorn was only 15 cents.”

“Well, sir,” the attendant replied with a grin, “You’re really going to enjoy yourself. We have sound now.”

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Episode 108: What the Pundits Get Wrong About North Korea Pre-Deal

Topics: 

  • President Trump took away the reasons for North Korea to have nukes

 


 

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Episode 106: The Children in Cages

Topics: 

  • Kids in cages, bad…and nobody has a viable alternative?
    • Fraudulent, but deeply effective persuasion
    • Lacks factual accuracy
    • Untrue, misleading
    • Out of context
    • Could be solved tomorrow
    • Why is it so effective?  Cause facts don’t matter
  • Cognitive dissonance example: anti-Trump laundry lists
    • Their initial gigantic fears about President Trump didn’t manifest
    • But they’re the “smart ones” in the conversation
    • So new fears are needed to replace the faded ones
    • If you can’t find a sufficiently big fear, you need lots of little ones
  • George Lakoff’s dilemma
    • Highly qualified cognitive expert
    • He sees and understands that…
    • President Trump is using skill and experience consistently
    • But 99% of his side believe it’s just luck
    • George’s problem?  Facts don’t matter

 

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Episode 105: Immigrant Kids, OIG Report, Being Friends With Chairman Kim

Topics: 

  • Separating parents from children…bad, yes, everyone agrees
    • What’s your alternative?
    • Why aren’t critics offering an alternative they would prefer?
  • OIG report, clear example of two movies on one screen
    • 500 page report guarantees everyone can see what they want to see
    • My prediction that Comey was being “a patriot” with his Clinton email actions
    • Alan Dershowitz opinion on Comey’s actions contains an element of mind reading
    • Should Lynch have made the decision (proper protocol) rather than Comey?
    • Would there have been worse repercussions if Comey had followed proper protocols?
    • OIG report exonerates Comey, although he broke the rules
  • President Trump’s impromptu meeting with reporters outside White House this morning
    • “Biscuit on nose” analogy for the MSM
  • POTUS handling of the kneelers
  • Trump Foundation investigation
  • Crimea…reasonable questions
    • Why do we care if Russia has Crimea?
    • What do the Crimean people want?
    • If we don’t know…shouldn’t we ask?
  • California split-up,  should they?

 

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Why Men Are Not Typically Secretaries

Husband’s note on refrigerator to his wife:

“Someone from the Guyna Colleges called. They said the Pabst beer is normal. I didn’t know you liked beer.”

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Episode 104: Propaganda Videos, Peace with NK and Racism

Topics:

  • President Trump’s video for Chairman Kim
    • “Enemy press” is painting it as weird and ineffective
    • Persuasion works…even when you understand the techniques being used on you
  • Dave Rubin’s interview with Sam Harris
    • Sam is developing an affection for people on right
    • In general, the people on the right are the nicest
    • Generally, people on the right are nicer to me, even when we disagree
    • Prioritizing the truth
    • Prioritizing the best result
  • In politics, facts don’t matter
    • Reason and truth work in almost every realm of life…except politics
    • Politics has ALWAYS been 100% BS
    • President Trump just does more of it…and better than anyone else
    • The outcome is better results
  • Hit piece by Michael Martin of Metro
    • Personal identity
    • Group identity

 

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The School Answering Machine

Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school. In order to assist you in connecting the right staff member, please listen to
all your options before making a selection:

To lie about why your child is absent – Press 1

To make excuses for why your child did not do his work – Press 2

To complain about what we do – Press 3

To swear at staff members – Press 4

To ask why you didn’t get information that was already enclosed in your newsletter and several flyers mailed to you – Press 5

If you want us to raise your child – Press 6

If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone – Press 7

To request another teacher for the third time this year – Press 8!

To complain about bus transportation – Press 9

To complain about school lunches – Press 0

If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable/responsible for his/ her own behavior, class work, homework, and that it’s
not the teachers fault for your children’s lack of effort, hang up.

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Episode 103: WAKE UP, PUNCHY!

Topics:

  • Nicknamer-In-Chief dubs De Niro “Punchy”
  • North Korea trip reactions
    • Is the world safer now?
    • Trump wills things into existence
    • Giving trust to build and receive trust
    • NK political prisoners?
  • The criticism of video President Trump created for Chairman Kim

 

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Philanthropy

A visitor to Israel attended a recital and concert at the Moscovitz Auditorium. He was quite impressed with the architecture and the acoustics. He
inquired of the tour guide, “Is this magnificent auditorium named after Chaim Moscovitz, the famous Talmudic scholar?”

“No,” replied the guide. “It is named after Sam Moscovitz, the writer.”

“Never heard of him. What did he write?”

“A big check,” replied the guide.

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5 Stupid Ways Movies Spoiled Their Own Plot Twists

By Kel Fabie,E.M. Caris,Maxwell C. Rettig,Dan Hopper,Abhimaan,S.S.A  Published: June 12th, 2018 


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Episode 102: Who “Won” the Singapore Summit?

Topics:

  • Everything given by both sides so far…can be easily taken away
    • Is that good?
    • Building trust
    • It’s missing the point to ask “Who’s ahead?”
  • Punchy De Niro

 

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Night Out

Tired from waiting for their overdue baby, my daughter and her husband broke the monotony one night with a trip to the movies. My daughter went inside
to get seats while my son-in-law bought popcorn and drinks in the lobby.

Paying for the refreshments, my son-in-law knocked over his soda. The clerk mopped up the mess and refilled his cup. Rattled, he then joined his
wife.

Talking over the background music, he dramatically described his embarrassing episode. One of his expressive gestures upset the bucket of popcorn. He
sheepishly headed back to the lobby.

When he was out of earshot, the woman sitting next to my daughter turned and said, “You’re not going to let him hold the baby, are you?”

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Episode 99: Unfair Trade and Bad News Coverage While Drinking Tiny European Coffee

Topics:

  • Justin Trudeau’s eyebrows
  • Where’s the counter-argument showing current trade deal is fair?
  • Where’s the graphics, why aren’t there any?
  • Everyone agrees trade wars are bad…but that’s not the question
  • Does the media (or anyone else) really know/understand what would be fair?
  • Should the value of US military protection for Canada be a factor?

 

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Project Picture

My 12 year old daughter asked me, “Mom, do you have a baby picture of yourself? I need it for a school project.”

I gave her one without thinking to ask what the project was.

A few days later I was in her classroom for a parent-teacher meeting when I noticed my face pinned to a mural the students had created.

The title of their project was: “The oldest thing in my house.”

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Episode 98: Israel offer to Iran, How Meek and Mild Will Inherit Canada

Topics:

  • Netanyahu offer to Iranian people regarding their drought
  • Trump’s “meek and mild” comment about Trudeau
  • Chairman Kim flying to Singapore under Chinese flag
  • It’s better to be a friend of the United States
    • Our relationship with closest allies…10 out of 10
    • Disagreements don’t change that
    • Tariffs and negotiations don’t change that
    • History shows, we take good care of our friends
  • John Cusack and Bill Mahr…are they serious?
  • How to change anti-Israel sentiments?
  • Currently unsafe for any public figure to back the President
    • Prediction: Somebody in center of the resistance, will flip

 

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Why Democrats Hear a Secret Racist Dog Whistle and Republicans Don’t

One of the biggest misconceptions about Trump supporters is that they see President Trump the same way his critics see him, and yet they like him anyway. The implication of that belief is that all Trump supporters are racists because they damn-well-know they support a leader who is one. Hardly a day goes by without some stranger on Twitter telling me in ominous tones that I will someday pay dearly for being a racist “apologist.” They assume I see President Trump the same way they see him.

In my book Win Bigly, I describe how the public is watching two movies on one screen. In Movie 1, Trump is a monster with many flaws, racism being at the top of the list. In Movie 2, President Trump ran on a platform of being a Republican who disdains political correctness, and the predictable outcome of that is non-stop accusations of racism. As a public service, I compiled some of the plot differences in the two movies, roughly in the order they happened, so you can compare the two scripts. I won’t try to convince you to switch movies. I’m only making the point that Trump supporters literally don’t see what anti-Trumpers regard as obvious.

Housing Discrimination Scene

Movie 1: In 1973, five years after the Fair Housing Act, Trump’s business settled a claim that it had discriminated against African-American applicants, thus proving he is a racist.

Movie 2: Employees of Trump’s company, whose incomes depended on their job performance, discriminated against African-American applicants in the belief that other potential tenants would be racists and less likely to want to live in a diverse building. Housing discrimination of that type is illegal. The Trump organization settled the suit out of court and took steps to make sure it wouldn’t happen again. There are no facts in evidence of Trump’s inner thoughts from 45 years ago.

 

Central Park Five Scene

Movie 1: In 1989, Trump paid for a full-page ad in the New York Times calling for the death penalty for five African American men falsely accused of rape, thus proving he is a racist. He has never apologized, thus confirming he is a racist.

Movie 2: in 1989, Trump paid for a full-page ad in the New York times saying it was time to get tough on crime, including perhaps using the death penalty. The ad made one indirect reference to the Central Park incident as an example, at a time the police and prosecutors believed the accused were guilty. The ethnicities of the accused was neither mentioned nor implied in Trump’s ad. The topic was crime. When the accused were later cleared, Trump did not apologize, which is normal for him. He doesn’t apologize for anything.

 

Birtherism Scene

Movie 1: Prior to running for President, private citizen Trump promoted the conspiracy theory that President Obama might have been born in Africa, thus proving Trump is a racist.

Movie 2: Questioning a rival’s eligibility for office, for any reason, is normal politics. We observe Trump using every available form of persuasion against any critic who gets in his way. For example, during the 2016 Republican primaries he also questioned whether Ted Cruz was a Canadian citizen (he isn’t), and wondered aloud if Cruz’ father might have been involved in the assassination of President Kennedy (he wasn’t). In order to believe Trump was acting racist in questioning President Obama’s birth certificate, one must also believe he would not use the same tactic against a white candidate if the opportunity presented itself. In Movie 2, that seems deeply unlikely.

 

“They’re rapists” Scene

Movie 1: During the speech in which Trump announced his candidacy, he referred to illegal immigrants from Mexico as “rapists,” thus proving he is a racist.

Movie 2: President Trump noted that one of the big problems with illegal immigration from Mexico is that there are criminals in the group, and this country doesn’t need any more crime. This message was consistent with his tough-on-crime stance. The call-out of rape in particular might have been inspired by stories such as this one from Huffington Post, one of the President’s most vocal critics.

 

Failure to disavow KKK Scene

Movie 1: In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, candidate Trump hesitated to disavow David Duke and the KKK, thus proving he is a racist.

Movie 2: President Trump disavowed David Duke, the KKK, and White Supremacists multiple times, both before and after the Jake Tapper interview. Trump said he couldn’t hear Jake’s question because of a faulty earpiece. Trump seemed confused and/or hesitant about the question.

During the Tapper interview scene, Trump asked for a list of who he was being asked to disavow, clearly signaling that he sensed a trap coming. Would Trump next be asked to disavow non-racist groups that supported his tough-on-immigration stance? The media had already branded those supporters as racist too. In trying to avoid that obvious trap, Trump fumbled the question and made things worse. But racism was never the problem.

Hiring Steve Bannon Scene

Movie 1: Steve Bannon is a known white supremacist, so having him on the campaign staff and later briefly as an advisor in the White House proves Trump is a racist.

Movie 2: Steve Bannon is tough on illegal immigration, and tough on immigration from Muslim-majority countries with poor government records. His critics have framed him as being a racist because of it. People who know him personally say he isn’t.

 

The Racists Support Trump Scene

Movie 1: Racist groups support Trump because they hear his secret racist dog whistle, thus proving he is a racist.

Movie 2: Racists approve of Trump’s tough immigration policies in part, one assumes, because they think it will allow fewer non-whites into the country. Non-racist Trump supporters support Trump’s immigration policies because they place a high priority on law and order. Different groups can like the same thing for different reasons. For example, target shooters like guns, and murderers like guns, but that doesn’t make target shooters murderers.

 

Trump’s Awkward Language About “the blacks” scene

Movie 1: Trump once referred to African-Americans as “the blacks,” thus proving he is racist.

Movie 2: Trump says almost everything differently than the average person, and he doesn’t obsess over political correctness.

 

Judge Curiel Scene

Movie 1: President Trump said a “Mexican” judge couldn’t be fair, thus proving he is racist.

Movie 2: President Trump spoke about the judge using the common vernacular, in the the same way Americans typically talk about their own ethnic backgrounds. Ask a neighbor whose grandparents immigrated to the United States from Italy to describe his family and he’s likely to say, “We’re Italian.”

Trump mentioned Judge Curiel’s Mexican heritage to point out that it could be a source of bias in the Trump University case because the media had successfully framed Trump as being racist against U.S. residents with Mexican roots. In the context of a legal case, it can be good strategy to question a judge’s impartiality. The intended effect of it is to influence the judge to bend over backwards to avoid the appearance of bias. In this situation, Judge Curiel had to rule on when to schedule the trial, and he chose the option that had the best appearance of fairness, scheduling it after the election, as Trump preferred. Trump’s legal strategy probably worked.

 

Charlottesville Scene

Movie 1: Trump called White Supremacists “fine people,” thus proving he is a racist.

Movie 2: Trump has publicly disavowed white supremacists numerous times, both before and after running for president. In the context of Charlottesville, the “fine people” he was referring to were non-racists who prefer keeping confederate statues for historical/cultural reasons. The anti-Trump wing of the media distorted President Trump’s statements to fit their racist narrative, saying incorrectly that he referred to the racists with tiki torches as the “fine people.” He didn’t.

For a longer explanation, see my blog post on the topic.

 

Calling NFL Kneelers “Sons-of-bitches” Scene

Movie 1: President Trump referred to the African-American football players kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality as “sons of bitches,” thus proving he is a racist.

Movie 2: President Trump would criticize any American who disrespected the country. The main topic of the NFL protests has been police brutality, but the method of protest strikes many observers as disrespect for the flag.

 

Shithole Scene

Movie 1: During a closed meeting, Trump referred to people from several non-white-majority countries as “shit,” thus proving he is a racist.

Movie 2: In the context of immigration, Trump referred to some countries as “shithole countries” as a shorthand way of saying they have poor educational systems and low-performing economies. During the meeting, Trump asked for an explanation on the pros and cons of favoring those countries for immigration versus a merit-based system.

 

Animals Scene

Movie 1: President Trump referred to illegal immigrants as “animals,” thus proving he is a racist.

Movie 2: President Trump referred to MS-13 gang members as animals and the media took it out of context to mean immigrants in general.

 

The Roseanne’s Tweet Scene

Movie 1: Roseanne tweeted that Valerie Jarrett, who is part African-American, was like a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. Years earlier, Roseanne once tweeted that Susan Rice, who is African-American, was a man with big swinging ape balls. President Trump did not disavow Roseanne’s comparisons of black people to apes, thus proving he is racist.

Movie 2: Roseanne said she didn’t know Valerie Jarrett was part African-American, and neither did most Trump supporters who couldn’t deduce her ethnic background by looking at her. That suggests Roseanne uses insulting monkey references no matter the assumed ethnicity of the target. President Trump did not disavow Roseanne’s tweet because the accusation that it was intentional racism was fake news. Trump supporters see Roseanne’s Planet of the Apes reference as a humorous comparison to the character played by Helena Bonham Carter, a white actress. And Trump supporters understand that white people routinely compare other white people to monkeys. For example, parents call their own grandkids monkeys. And they sometimes refer to large white men as big apes. In Movie 2, Roseanne made a terrible mistake, but it wasn’t an intentional racist reference.

 

Muslim Ban Scene

Movie 1: President Trump succeeded in banning several Muslim-majority countries from immigration to the United States, thus proving he is a racist.

Movie 2: President Trump banned immigration from countries with dysfunctional governments because it is hard to do background checks without reliable government records. The focus on Muslim countries is because Islamic terrorists can more easily blend in with Muslim refugees than they could with non-Muslim refugees, and we know they have tried to do exactly that.

As I often say, we humans are not good at knowing which movie is the “real” one because the facts in evidence often fit more than one explanation of the past. So instead of looking to the past, I recommend seeing which movie best predicts future scenes.

For example, if you had been making predictions based on these different movies, Movie 1, predicted that President Trump would not be popular with Israel, and he wouldn’t take the bold step of moving the American embassy to Jerusalem. But both of those outcomes are compatible with Movie 2.

Movie 1 would have predicted there is no way President Trump would grant a posthumous pardon of African-American boxer Jack Johnson because it wouldn’t fit the racist dog whistle script. But Movie 2 is compatible with the pardon. Same with the pardon of Alice Johnson.

Movie 1 would have predicted that President Trump would underplay the fact that black unemployment reached its best level in the history of America. That’s the sort of accomplishment that would make his racist supporters stop hearing the secret racist dog whistle. It doesn’t fit. But President Trump’s frequent highlighting of gains for African-American citizens fits Movie 2 perfectly.

I realize no one reading this post will change movies because of it. My only point today is that mainstream Trump supporters are not knowingly supporting someone they believe to be a racist. It only looks that way to the folks trapped in Movie 1.


Learn how to find out whether you are in the right movie by reading my book, Win Bigly.

 

 

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Episode 86: Portal to Hell in my Twitter Feed and Roseanne

Topics:

  • Quick, sincere apologies aren’t good enough?
  • Stop asking for apologies, if you won’t accept them
  • The portal demons…demon after demon
  • Credit for economy, Trump, Obama or George Washington?
  • People mocking lack of North Korea progress
  • Trump increased our debt, but who benefited?
  • Should a “fair” tax system be based on dollar amount or percentage?
  • Kim Kardashian’s White House visit
  • Obama’s unexplained change in policy for dispensaries
  • Did Jeff Sessions change guidelines for minor drug offenses?
  • Prison reform
  • Crowdsourcing trust fund for the wall
  • Crowdsourcing trust fund for Planned Parenthood

 

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Good Golf

Four old men went into the pro shop after playing 18 holes of golf. The pro asked, “Did you guys have a good game today?”

The first old guy said, “Yes, I had three riders today.”

The second old guy said, “I had the most riders ever. I had five.”

The third old guy said, “I had 7 riders, the same as last time.”

The last old man said, “I beat my old record. I had 12 riders today.” ‘

After they went into the locker room, another golfer who had heard the old guys talking about their game went to the pro and said, “I have been
playing golf for a long time and thought I knew all the terminology of the game, but what’s a rider?”

The pro said, “A rider is when you hit the ball far enough to get in the golf cart and ride to it.”

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Episode 88: Donovan Loomis in South Korea

Topics:

  • Discussion with American living in South Korea for 10 years
  • How do things look from SK perspective?
  • Compared to US, SK has…
    • Better healthcare
    • Better technology
    • Lower taxes
    • Higher housing costs
  • SK conservatives view on peace and denuclearization?
  • SK liberals view on peace and denuclearization?
  • SK rising unemployment
  • Feelings of hope, excitement, skepticism?
  • Health differences between SK and NK?
  • SK general feelings about President Trump?
  • SK general reaction to Trump walk-away from talks?
  • Fears of dying in a “lake of fire”?
  • US people verbally attacking Kim is NOT helpful
  • Otto Warmbier, SK perceptions on what happened

 

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Government Employee’s Three Wishes

A State Government Employee sits in his office and out of boredom, decides to see what’s in his old filing cabinet. He pokes through the contents and
comes across an old brass lamp. “This would look nice on my mantelpiece,” he thinks, so he takes it home with him.

While polishing the lamp, a genie appears and grants him three wishes.

“I wish for an ice cold diet Pepsi right now!”

POOF!

A Pepsi appears before him on his desk, so he picks it up and guzzles it all at once.

Now that he can think more clearly, he states his second wish. “I wish to be on an island where I can have total peace and solitude.”

POOF!

Suddenly he is on an island with no one around to place demands on his time. Absolute leisure has finally come without conditions. He then tells the
genie his third and last wish: “I wish I’d never have to work ever again.”

POOF!

He’s back in his government office.

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Episode 95: What Scott Would do About Iran

Topics:

  • Iran’s Khamenei tweet about Israel’s eradication
    • I would ask him to clarify his tweet
    • If he does clarify…what will he say?
    • Should he at least clarify to his own people?
  • Scott’s Amsterdam coffee house experience
    • Rookie weed mistakes
    • Not knowing the difference between Sativa and Indica
    • Not knowing the difference between Sativa strains (or Indica strains)
    • Vaping is not yet scientifically proven to be safer
    • Avoid edibles, they’re unpredictable and probably 90% of bad experiences
  • No opinion on McCabe immunity till Alan Dershowitz weighs in
  • Should Trump pardon Hillary?  Maybe.
  • America does NOT have “equal justice”
  • Our legal system was intentionally designed to NOT have “equal justice”

 

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Crispy Cows

The Easterner had always dreamed of owning his own cattle ranch, and finally made enough money to buy himself the spread of his dreams in
Wyoming.

“So, what did you name the ranch?” asked his best friend when he flew out to visit.

“We had a heck of a time,” admitted the new cowboy. “Couldn’t agree on anything. We finally settled on the Double R Lazy L Triple Horseshoe Bar-7
Lucky Diamond Ranch.”

“Wow!” his friend was impressed. But looking around he saw no cattle. “So… where are all the cows?”

“None of ’em survived the branding.”

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Episode 94: What’s Dividing the Country and the Placebo Effect

Topics:

  • Evil villain reveal (see photo above)
  • CNN classic: Assume Trump is a racist and support that premise with fake news
  • Book recommendation: How Healing Works by Wayne B. Jonas
  • Placebo effect in larger controlled studies VERY CLOSE to effective results of the real drug
  • Results that far exceed the normally expected 30% which respond well to placebos 
  • Even if you’re a doubter, placebos can still help more than just 30% in some environments
  • Why?
  • What factors strengthen or weaken that surprising result?

 

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5 Real Ethical Dilemmas That Sound Straight Out Of Movies

By Michael Garowee,Justin Krez,Michael Battaglino,A.P. Anderson  Published: June 04th, 2018 


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Episode 93: Bad Pattern Recognition

Topics:

  • Juan Williams, recent Hill article
  • People are bad at pattern recognition, but we think we’re good at it
  • You’re a bad person because of a pattern involving people that aren’t you?
  • Examples of “Magical thinking”
    • Pattern recognition
    • Analogies
    • History repeats
  • Bill Pulte (Blight Authority) update
  • Suggestions for what to do with the cleared, available land

 

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Episode 92: How to End Racism

Topics:

  • Respectful disagreement is the path to progress
  • Hawk Newsome’s recent speech
  • Unlocking the potential of black voters
  • Respect from conservatives…is easy to attain
    • Follow the constitution
    • Follow the law
    • Try to contribute to society
  • Washington Post disrespectful article on Chairman Kim
    • Probably fake news
    • Definitely NOT helpful in regard to making world safer
    • Lack of respect hurts potential for progress
  • Kanye “Summer of Love” is helping mental jailbreaks
  • CNN culture critic guest says EVERY Trump voter is a racist
  • My take on Van Jones

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Episode 91: Bill Pulte, Founder of Blight Authority, Solutions for Urban Decay/Crime

Topics:

  • Time to start thinking positively
  • Bill’s company is helping remove wide scale blight in Detroit
  • Detroit has 30,000 abandoned homes now owned by the government
  • Bill’s company cleared 10 city blocks of blight in just 10 days
  • Removed dangerous and dilapidated buildings where crime was flourishing
  • Result has been a natural reduction of crime, drugs, prostitution
  • Reducing blight significantly reduces the costs of police and fire services
  • Developer & manufacturer interest in the now cleared, inexpensive land
  • Key focus is using the land to provide jobs, improve economy
  • Contact Info:

 

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Carry-On

Explaining luggage regulations to passengers can be aggravating for flight attendants. One day a woman tried to board with an enormous bag.

The lead flight attendant told her why it would not fit, but the woman argued that her bag was a carry-on because it had wheels and a handle.

Without blinking the attendant said, “My Ford has wheels and a handle, but that doesn’t make it a carry-on.”

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Episode 90: Introducing The Summer of Love 2018

Topics:

  • Whiteboard discussion
  • Chairman Kim, show him respect, it benefits us all
    • Powerful Pompeo message: We now have something we could lose
    • Allowing this opportunity to go to waste would be tragic
    • We should follow our President and Secretary of States lead
    • Public opinion is closely tied to the governments actions
  • Roseanne and Samantha Bee
  • Sara Silverman tweet shows she is making progress
  • Your movie ISN’T the “real one”, it’s just the one you’re experiencing
  • People experience their own reality
  • President Trump’s ability to crank insults up or down as needed
    • Currently, our President is cranking them down
    • Iran contrast persuasion is in play
    • Being a friend of the US is a really good deal
    • Being our enemy…not such a good deal

 

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Finally, a Good Trump Joke

The Donald is walking out of the White House and heading toward his limo, when a possible assassin steps forward and aims a gun.

A secret service agent, new on the job, shouts, “Mickey Mouse!” This startles the would be assassin, and he is captured.

Later, the secret service agent’s supervisor takes him aside and asks, “What in the heck made you shout Mickey Mouse?”

Blushing, the agent replies, “I got nervous. I meant to shout, “Donald, duck!”

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Episode 89: Compare the “Racist Dog Whistle” Filter to “If All You Have is a Hammer”

Topics:

  • Whiteboard discussion
  • Humans haven’t evolved enough (yet) to understand base reality
  • Our best tool for understanding, is a predictive reality filter
  • The dominant filter for the left is the “silent dog whistle”
  • Anybody can back-fit the past into any filter
  • Does your reality filter correctly predict the future, how often?
    • Possible Presidential pardon for Dinesh D’Sousa
    • Possible Presidential pardon for a Grandmother (Kim K. meeting with Trump)
    • Israel positions that President Trump has taken
    • Prison reform
    • Roseanne tweets

 

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Hospital Visitation

Fred was unfortunate enough to be hit by a 10-ton truck and landed up in hospital in intensive care. His best friend Morris came to visit him.

Fred struggles to tell Morris, “My wife Sally visits me three times a day. She’s so good to me. Every day, she reads to me at the bedside.”

“What does she read?”

“My life insurance policy.”

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Episode 87: Roseanne’s Ambien Defense

Topics:

  • Ambien is classified as a “hypnotic” drug
  • Roseanne says tweets were at 2AM on Ambien 
  • Ambien manufacturer (Sanofi) says racism not a known side effect
  • Sanofi took a despicable position on the matter
  • Sanofi blamed the likely VICTIM of their drug

 

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Signs Your Church Has Sold Out to Corporate Sponsors

– Nike “swoosh” on the cross

– Communion now sponsored by Welch’s Grape Juice

– In Christmas play, Joseph seen with a pack of Luckies

– Greeters all dressed like Mr. Goodwrench

– Personal pew licenses now sold

– Baptismals include dolphin show from Sea World

– Statue of Mary seen holding keys to a Jeep

– Holy water spiked with Diet Pepsi

– The 12 disciples replaced by Disney characters

– Luxury pews with wet bar and satellite TV

– Scripture verses brought to you by Microsoft

– Bulletin has coupon section

– The holy water font has Perrier

– In the restrooms, an attendant hands you a towel

– There is a credit card swiper on the collection plate

– Offering envelopes bearing Visa or Mastercard emblems on them

– Handicap parking sponsored by the Family Medical Group, LLC

– Wednesday night suppers sponsored by KFC

– Sunday morning televised services sponsored by the FOX network

– Church vans traded in for Ford Broncos

– Church bell chimes to the tune of the NBC chimes

– Choir robes with the Lands’ End emblem on front

– Sunday bulletins with the CNN logo

– Church flag football team sponsored by the NFL

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Episode 84: The New Democrat LKS for Trump

Topics:

  • New Dem attack theme: Corruption
  • “Corruption” as an organizing theme
  • Meets preconceived negative views on President Trump
  • Aids previous failed attacks
  • “Fake News” was originally an attack on Trump, he turned it around
  • Kamala Harris tweeting that weed should be legal
  • Republicans are handing Democrats an “easy layup” by not legalizing weed
  • GOP should take the weed issue off the table by legalizing it
  • Extended session truncated

 

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5 Ways Uber (And Similar Companies) Are Messing Up The World

By Alex Hanton,Mike Bedard,E.M. Caris,Greg Tuff  Published: May 28th, 2018 


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Episode 83: “Word Salad” tell for Cognitive Dissonance on CNN Today

Topics:

  • Remember: The “news” has an agenda and is part of the political process
  • Examples of “word salad” on CNN’s Brian Selter’s show today
  • President Trump has raised our awareness; we now know to question the “news”

 

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Real Estate Ad Phrases (What They Really Mean)

CHARMING – Tiny. Snow White might fit, but five of the dwarfs would have to find their own place. See “Cute,” “Enchanting,” and “Good Starter
Home.”

MUCH POTENTIAL – Grim. Steer clear unless you have a lot of money and believe your blind dates really did have nice personalities. See “Ready to
Rehab,” and “Fixer Upper.”

UNIQUE CITY HOME – Used to be a warehouse.

HI-TECH/CONTEMPORARY – Lots of steel shelving with little holes – the kind your dad used to store tools on in the basement.

DARING DESIGN – Still a warehouse.

COMPLETELY UPDATED – Avocado dishwasher and harvest gold carpeting or vice versa.

SOPHISTICATED – Black walls and no windows. See “Architect’s Delight.”

ONE-OF-A-KIND – Ugly as sin.

BRILLIANT CONCEPT – Do you really need a two-story live oak in your 30-foot sky dome? See “Makes Dramatic Statement.”

UPPER BRACKET – If you have to ask . . .

YOU’LL LOVE IT – No, you won’t.

MUST SEE TO BELIEVE – An absolutely accurate statement.

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Episode 81: How to Spot Cognitive Dissonance

Topics:

  • Whiteboard discussion
  • The clues and tells for spotting cognitive dissonance
  • Cognitive dissonance affects EVERYBODY
  • Yes…even you
  • You can’t see it in yourself, easier to spot in others
  • Are they the ones in cognitive dissonance, or is it you?
  • Trigger examples

 

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Relax

At the outpatient surgery center where I work, the anesthesiologist often chatted with patients before their operations to help them relax.

One day he thought he recognized a woman as a co-worker at the VA hospital where he had trained.

When the patient confirmed that his hunch was correct, he said, “So, tell me, is the food still as bad there as it used to be?”

“Well, I suppose,” she replied, “I’m still cooking it.”

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Episode 79: North Korea and Unusually Delicious Coffee

Topics:

  • Pence’s NK gigantic persuasion mistake
  • Kim’s denuke desire, just him or entire world?
  • Is SK President Moon the smartest guy in the game?
  • Did Trump corrupt his supporters, or just his critics?
  • Kids in the past were like printing money
  • Kids today are an enormous economic burden

 

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Idle Thoughts of a Retired Person

I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don’t know what to feed it.

I had amnesia once — or twice.

Protons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic.

All I ask is a chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.

What is a “free” gift? Aren’t all gifts free?

They told me I was gullible … and I believed them.

Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when he grows up, he’ll never be able to merge his car onto a freeway.

Two can live as cheaply as one, for half as long.

Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

One nice thing about egotists: They don’t talk about other people.

When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail.

A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries.

What was the greatest thing before sliced bread?

I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not sure.

The cost of living hasn’t affected its popularity.

How can there be self-help “groups”?

Is there another word for synonym?

Where do forest rangers go to “get away from it all”?

The speed of time is one-second per second.

Is it possible to be totally partial?

Is Marx’s tomb a communist plot?

If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales?

Show me a man with both feet firmly on the ground, and I’ll show you a man who can’t get his pants off.

It’s not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.

Is it my imagination, or do buffalo wings taste like chicken?

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Episode 78: Scott and Dale Talk About CNN’s Worst Day Ever

Topics:

  • NK summit cancellation
  • Trump supporters HAPPY, cause they understand negotiating
  • Trump critics HAPPY, cause they wanted the summit cancelled
  • Prison Reform pending, Van Jones
  • Trump pardoned Jack Johnson…Obama didn’t
  • “Animals” context made it clear media had tried to screw President Trump
  • Elon Musk comments
  • Sarcasm is hard/impossible to discern lately

 

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Check Signing

Mr. Greenberg was an illiterate immigrant, but he worked hard, saved his pennies and started a small business. It did well and soon he had enough
money to send for the wife and children.

The work kept him very busy, so he never had time to learn to write, but the bank was happy to do business with him, even though his signature
consisted of two O’s.

He prospered, he opened more stores, the kids were transferred to private schools, the family moved into a fancy house (with one staircase going
nowhere just for show) … you get the idea.

One day his banker, Mr. Smith, asked him to drop by.

“So vat’s the problem?” Greenberg asked, a bit anxiously.

Smith waved a bunch of checks at him. “Perhaps nothing,” he said, “but I wanted to be on the safe side. These recent checks of yours are all signed
with three O’s, but your signature of record has just two.”

Greenberg looked embarrassed. “I’m sorry about making trouble,” he said, “but my vife said that since I’m now such a high-class rich guy, I should
have a middle name!”

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Episode 76: SPYGATE, Iran and MS-13

Topics:

  • 4 things we know about SPYGATE
  • “Word salad” is a sign of cognitive dissonance
  • People are naturally primed to believe their own side
  • Keep an open mind about things…cause they might be cognitive dissonance
  • Cognitive scientists are experts at “brainwashing”
  • Is it a legal defense to say brainwashed by cognitive scientists?
  • Iran considering law to prevent financing terrorism
  • President Trump ALWAYS “shakes the box” looking for solutions
  • What is the trigger for Middle East issues, lack of knowledge or cognitive dissonance?
  • Starbucks corporate decision regarding restrooms and their facilities

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Vocal Dyslexia

There is a disease terrible that strikes 10 out of 1 Americans 15 every minutes. Vocal Dyslexia it’s called. An elment I’ve been lifing all my fight.
It can warn without striking and has no regard for case, read, or crolor.

Symptoms:
~ speechaled garb
~ backs coming out wordward
~ and an inability to sent a complete putence together

The victims: innocent meople like you and pe

Sadly, Vocal Dyslexia is wilding liek spreadfire and there is no cureful symp, butthere is hope. The dyslexia foundation has recommended these things
3:

3rd: at the first trub of signale phonsult a confition
2nd: stay in bed and drink flenty of pluids
1st: read as can as you much

For more information write: 999 Teenfifth Street, Grand Mapids, Ricaghan

Thank you muchy ver.

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Episode 75: “Obstructing Justice” is thinking past the sale, plus Iran and North Korea

Topics:

  • “Obstructing justice” sounds bad
  • “Obstructing injustice” sounds good
  • Framing makes a critical difference in perception
  • President Trump’s honest unvarnished opinions
  • Did SK President Moon play both NK and US President?
  • If going after Chinese banks doesn’t work, we might sanction the bankers themselves
  • How many explanations exist for WHY Middle East problems exist?
  • Many explanations is a tell for cognitive dissonance
  • What is the cognitive dissonance being experienced in the Middle East?
  • Secretary of State Pompeo is handling things like President Trump
  • Shake the box
  • Expand the scope
  • Take talks to the high ground

 

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Episode 74: A Lesson in Positive Persuasion and Strategy

Topics:

  • Whiteboard discussion
  • Positive Persuasion lesson
  • Bad persuasion – Good persuasion
  • Life strategy example and discussion
  • Solutions can be completely unrelated to the problem
  • Oddly specific denials

I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

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Episode 72: Causes of School Shootings, Terrorism, Fake News, Plus Hypnotism

Topics:

  • Jordan Peterson getting pecked to death by his critics
  • Jordan’s premise: Monogamy reduces violence
  • School violence, common factors
  • Video games association with violence
  • “top of mind” thoughts and influence on beliefs
  • Scientific study: Journalists more susceptible to bias than other professions
  • Understanding the power of hypnosis
  • Darren Brown / Simon Pegg, demonstration of memory being rewritten
  • Journalists have taken role of hypnotist, rewriting audience memory
  • NXIVM Raniere interview
  • John Legend becoming the thing he hates

I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

See all of my Periscope videos here.

For persuasion-related content in book form, see my bestselling book, Win Bigly.

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When It Comes To Sugary Snacks, We Want What We Can�€™t Have

By Cracked Writers  Published: May 19th, 2018 


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Episode 71: How to Spot Cognitive Dissonance in the Media

Topics:

  • Whiteboard discussion – Pattern of Behavior
  • The “so” tell combined with an absurd absolute
  • Milton Erickson shoe on table example
  • Word salad
  • Triggers for cognitive dissonance
  • Examining Trump “animals” comment
  • “Fits a pattern” fallacy
  • Whack-a-mole persuasion
  • Primed by our preferences
  • Occam’s razor
  • Confirmation bias
  • 20 year rule
  • Ego as a tool that doesn’t control you

I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

See all of my Periscope videos here.

For persuasion-related content in book form, see my bestselling book, Win Bigly.

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If My Body Were A Car

If my body were a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a newer model.

I’ve got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull, but that’s not the worst of it.

My headlights are out of focus and it’s especially hard to see things up close.

My traction is not as graceful as it once was.

I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather.

My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins.

It takes me hours to reach my maximum speed.

My fuel rate burns inefficiently.

But here’s the worst of it —

Almost every time I sneeze, cough or sputter…..either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires!

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Episode 70: Guns, Video Games, Babies and Other Disturbing Topics

  • Fascinating: You hear what you expect to hear…“Brainstorm” or “Green Needle” audio
  • Defending MS-13 to avoid being wrong
  • Reality is more of a perception
  • You can author your own reality
  • Double-Slit experiment
  • Jake Tapper mocking Candace Owens
  • Bible codes

I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

See all of my Periscope videos here.

For persuasion-related content in book form, see my bestselling book, Win Bigly.

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Say What?

Bob was in his usual place in the morning sitting at the table, reading the paper after breakfast. He came across an article about a beautiful actress
about to marry a football player who was known primarily for his lack of common knowledge and his fairly low IQ.

He turned to his wife Marlene with a look of question on his face. “I’ll never understand why the biggest jerks get the most attractive wives.”

Marlene replies, “Why thank you, dear!”

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Episode 69: How to Guide a Victim out of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS)

Topics:

  • Whiteboard discussion
  • TDS Escape Route
  • “Animals” comment hoax
  • Charlottesville hoax
  • Judge Curiel hoax
  • Arm mocking hoax
  • McCain joke hoax
  • Mexican “rapists” hoax
  • Russia hoax
  • Reasons are rationalizations
  • What do Gaza people want, first thing they mention?

I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

See all of my Periscope videos here.

For persuasion-related content in book form, see my bestselling book, Win Bigly.

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Celebrity Restaurant

A new celebrity restaurant chain is opening up nationwide. It is a partnership between Kareem Abdul Jabarr, Ryan Coffee, and Sugar Ray Leonard.

They’re going to call it: “Coffee, with Kareem and Sugar”

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Episode 68: Laurel, Yanny, Cillizza, Kim and Hamas

Topics:

  • Audio perception clip, Laurel/Yanny
  • Perceptions are just a filter
  • McGurk effect
  • Cillizza crosshairs on Trump GIF
  • Gaza was a persuasion event
  • Any photo or video whose intent is persuasion…is a potential lie.
  • Reporting is suspect
  • Debunking of those reports is also suspect
  • North Korea walk-away and other developments
  • Guilty looking/acting people

I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

See all of my Periscope videos here.

For persuasion-related content in book form, see my bestselling book, Win Bigly.

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The Golf Ball

Two friends went out to play golf and were about to tee off, when one fellow noticed that his partner had but one golf ball.

“Don’t you have at least one other golf ball?” he asked. The other guy replied that no, he only needed the one. “Are you sure?” the friend persisted.
“What happens if you lose that ball?”

The other guy replied, “This is a very special golf ball. I won’t lose it, so I don’t need another one.”

“Well,” the friend asked, “what happens if you miss your shot and the ball goes in the lake?”

“That’s okay,” he replied. “This special golf ball floats. I’ll be able to retrieve it.”

“Well, what happens if you hit it into the trees and it gets lost among the bushes and shrubs?”

The other guy replied, “That’s okay too. You see, this special golf ball has a homing beacon. I’ll be able to get it back — no problem.”

Exasperated, the friend asked, “Okay. Let’s say our game goes late, the sun goes down, and you hit your ball into a sand trap. What are you going to
do then?”

“No problem,” said the other guy. “You see, this ball is fluorescent. I’ll be able to see it in the dark.”

Finally satisfied that he needed only the one golf ball, the friend asked, “Hey, where did you get a golf ball like that anyway?”

The other guy replied, “I found it.”

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