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Guilded Lilly

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Liberal, feminist and soapbox ever ready.

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Joshua Dubois: What The President (Barack Obama) Secretly Did at Sandy Hook Elem. School...

https://voxpopulisphere.com/2015/12/11/10733/?share=email&nb=1

We havenít had a leader, a decent human being, a grown man in The White House since the day Barack Obamaís term was over.
Posted by Guilded Lilly | Sun Feb 18, 2018, 02:45 PM (41 replies)

Can You Spot a Liar? Enlightening article about con artists...

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/01/can-you-spot-a-liar/423588/

Enlightening article by Olga Khazan from Jan. 2016
Highlighting an interview with the author of ďThe Confidence GameĒ, Maria Konnikova.

Itís the cretin in the White House to the core.
In particular, her explanation of the ďdark triadĒ...

(Snipped excerpt):

ďKonnikova: The dark triad is three things, obviously, including psychopathy, the inability to feel emotion in the way that normal people do. Itís kind of a lack of empathy. Your brain is actually different, you process emotional stimuli differently. To you, they donít mean that much. Itís very difficult for a non-psychopath to understand, but basically everything that would really make you emotionally engaged would leave you cold as a psychopath, so thatís one part of it.

The second part is narcissism, this overblown ego where you not only think youíre just the best thing thatís ever happened to anyone, but you also think you deserve a lot. You deserve basically everyone to bow down to you. And you have it coming to you, all these good things. So if you notice a lot of the con artists in the book, they want shortcuts, they donít want to work hard for their rewards, because they think they deserve them. They are people who steal credentials because they donít feel like getting a Ph.D. But they think theyíre smarter than the people with Ph.D.s.

Finally, it's Machiavellianism, or the ability to manipulate people into doing what you want. Kind of like Machiavelliís Ideal Prince, you have your own ends and you use whatever means you want to get there. And youíre very good at tricking those people and getting them to do what you want.ď

More of the interview at link.
Posted by Guilded Lilly | Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:23 AM (1 replies)

Great to see so much love being given! Thanks for my 💕 !

Posted by Guilded Lilly | Sun Feb 11, 2018, 11:10 AM (0 replies)

Definition of the day: Trumpery...

No lie.
http://origin-mwebserp.dictionary.com/browse/trumpery
Posted by Guilded Lilly | Sat Feb 3, 2018, 06:05 PM (0 replies)
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