Episode 146: Scott Adams Explains the Potential Good News About Russia

Topics: 

  • Whiteboard discussion – The Trump/Putin “Game Board”
  • Trump’s 7 balls compared to Putin’s 2 balls
  • Pressure and leverage points developed by President Trump

 

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Clooney’s Crash, Melania’s Coat, & More Bombshell Celeb News

By T. S. Obiech,Scott Laffey,Andres Diplotti  Published: July 17th, 2018 


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LaVar Ball Denies Leaking Lonzo’s Knee Injury News, ‘I Don’t Do That’

[[tmz:video id=”0_pfthzmku”]] LaVar Ball says he had absolutely nothing to do with word of Lonzo’s knee injury getting out, and neither did anyone in his camp family … because the Balls don’t roll like that. We got LaVar at LAX Friday and asked…

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Pride Month: East Coast News Donates to XTC Adult Supercenter

East Coast News donates adult novelty items and other products to XTC Adult Supercenter for LGBT Pride events.
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Seth MacFarlane, Judd Apatow and other Fox creatives slam Fox News’ border coverage


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GamersGate: The World's Largest Online Game Store

Rodman’s Role, Ariana’s Rock, & Other Fresh Celebrity News

By T. S. Obiech,Scott Laffey,Andres Diplotti  Published: June 19th, 2018 


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‘Modern Family’ creator leads Fox News revolt

‘Modern Family’ creator Steve Levitan announced he will sever ties with his show’s studio, 21st Century Fox, because of how Fox News covers the Trump administration’s ‘zero-tolerance’ border policy.


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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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Episode 96: All the Fun News While Sipping Coffee in Wrong Time Zone

Topics:

  • President Trump says he would consider bipartisan weed legislation
    • Obama betrayed promise to leave dispensaries alone…without explanation
    • My prediction 7 years ago that a moderate Republican could be the path to weed reform laws
  • Dennis Rodman in Singapore is additive to the process and progress
    • Dennis changes what’s possible
  • Kneeling NFL protesters
  • Technology to scrub CO2 from the atmosphere
  • Long-Term prediction models are worthless beyond a couple of years
  • Health care reform
  • President Trump has pivoted to “firm but unusually nice”
  • Are we “building the wall”?
  • Recent suicides in the news
  • Skyrocketing suicide rates, why?

 

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East Coast News Sponsors Pride Event at Chi Chi LaRue’s West Hollywood Store

East Coast News (ECN) has announced it is sponsoring a Pride Parade Celebration all day this Sunday at Chi Chi LaRue’s.

XBIZ.com – Pleasure & Retail

David Spade Looking Sad in L.A. Shortly After Kate Spade Suicide News

6:25 PM PT — David shared a photo of Kate, whom he calls “Katy,” at his book signing … along with a heartfelt and encouraging message. Katy at my book signing. I love this pic of her. So pretty. I dont think everyone knew how fucking funny she was……

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East Coast News Sponsors Pride Night at Deja Vu Love Boutique in Bakersfield

Adult products distributor East Coast News is sponsoring Pride Night at Deja Vu Love Boutique in Bakersfield on Saturday, June 9 at 7 p.m.
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More Rick And Morty, Less Roseanne, & Other Hollywood News

By T. S. Obiech,Scott Laffey,Andres Diplotti  Published: June 05th, 2018 


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East Coast News Releases 2018 Pride Catalog

Adult products distributor East Coast News today released its 2018 Pride Catalog, featuring a variety of adult novelty items geared towards the LGBTQ market.
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Greatest Hits (Remastered) – Huey Lewis & The News

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‘The Bachelorette’: Becca Kufrin Explains Why She Shared Her Engagement News So Quickly

She’s ready to do the damn thing! “The Bachelorette” star Becca Kufrin tells Access why she announced her engagement news before her season of the reality hit even started airing. Plus, the Minnesota native reacts to the news of her former fiancé Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s wedding date announcement with Lauren Burnham. “The Bachelorette” premieres Monday, May 28 at 8/7c on ABC.


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Why Prince Harry’s Wedding Beard Is Great News for Guys With Facial Hair

Call it one of many tradition-breaking moves felt ’round the world. On Saturday, when Prince Harry married his fiancé Meghan Markle, their wedding’s music and sermon, including a gospel choir, reflected the bride’s background and made royal superfans of even the harshest cynics. And true to his reputation as the bad boy of Windsor, Harry showed up with his beard unshaven. Though it may seem small in comparison to everything else that happened on Saturday, it was a grooming choice will undoubtedly have worldwide repercussions.

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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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Miley�€™s Not Sorry, & Other Celebrity News You Need To Know

By T. S. Obiech,Scott Laffey,Andres Diplotti  Published: May 15th, 2018 


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Twitter Loses It Over Rudy Giuliani’s Bonkers Fox News Interview About Trump

“Rudy Giuliani never got his hush money.”
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Colbert Mocks Giuliani’s Bonkers Fox News Interview: ‘Rudy, You’re Not Helping!’

Today’s “Stormy Watch” finds Hurricane Rudy “making landfall on Fox News.”
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Watch Jephte and Shawniece Reveal Their Pregnancy News on Married at First Sight

Shawniece JacksonMarried at First Sight is just full of surprises!
During tonight’s “After the Decision” special, viewers were able to watch Shawniece Jackson and Jephte Pierre officially…


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Trevor Noah Taunts Fox News Over Kanye West’s Support Of Donald Trump

“You know that this is also going to confuse people on Fox News.”
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Jimmy Fallon Spoofs Donald Trump’s ‘Fake News Awards’

And the award for Most Failingest Newspaper goes to…
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3rd-Grader Gives Donald Trump A Lesson In Fake News: ‘It’s Not What You Think’

Using words the president may understand.
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Jordan Peele, BuzzFeed Create Fake News Video To Warn Of ‘Dangerous Time’

Barack Obama appears to say, “Stay woke, bitches.”
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Fox News pledges full support of Sean Hannity

Fox News said on Tuesday it was putting its “full support” behind television host Sean Hannity after it was revealed that he had an “informal relationship” with U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.


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Brooke Burke Wears Hot Leather Outfit at Coachella a Week After Divorce News

Brooke Burke’s leathering the storm of her pending divorce from David Charvet … by arriving at Coachella in an outfit that’s fit to make him eat his heart out. Brooke entered the festival grounds Friday afternoon in a sexy all-black and leather getup…

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Seth Meyers Decodes The ‘Pee Tape’ News: ‘Oh My God. It’s Real!’

“It has to be.”
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Episode 15: Updates on the imaginary news

Topics:

How the news is mostly imaginary but you don’t realize it.

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Episode 17: The CNN method for making news with nothing but your face

Topics:

This audio podcast will be lacking because the main joke is visual, but you can probably follow along and get the idea from context.

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Foldable Phones, Smart Porn, And Other Breaking Tech News

By T. S. Obiech,Scott Laffey,Andrés Diplotti  Published: April 10th, 2018 


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Unfortunately These ‘Fake News’ Jeans From Topshop Are Very Real

“Need an outfit for @realDonaldTrump’s Fake News Awards next week?”
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Laura Ingraham Expected To Return To Fox News Following Parkland Tweet Backlash

Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham is expected back at work Monday following backlash by advertisers upset over her tweet mocking a Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor.


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Baby Groot Isn’t Groot, And Other Startling Hollywood News

By T. S. Obiech,Scott Laffey,Andrés Diplotti  Published: April 03rd, 2018 


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BREAKING NEWS: Shooting Reported At YouTube Headquarters

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In a quickly developing situation, an active shooter has been reported at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. Police have since arrived on the scene, and early reports do reveal people who shot and injured.

KRON4.com reports:

Sources tell KRON4 that a woman shot her boyfriend.

City Manager Connie Jackson says they’ve received multiple 911 calls from YouTube reporting a shooting.

A witness told KRON4’s Gabe Slate that they heard 20 shots fired.

He also heard that a woman was shot and crawled into the Carl’s Jr. next to YouTube.

The headquarters is located at 901 Cherry Avenue.

A YouTube employee tells CNN she saw one person shot on the patio where they eat.

The Los Angeles Times adds in its report that at least two individuals were shot. Thus far, there has not been any report of deaths. The shooting took place around 1 PM PST, and a press conference is set for 2:30 PST today from the San Bruno Police Department.

This story is developing.

UPDATE: KRON4 reports that the shooter is dead and that at least four people have been injured. Among the potential four to five victims, one woman is reportedly seriously injured while the others remain in critical.

Details forthcoming.

Photo: Getty

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‘Arrow,’ ‘Supernatural’ & ‘Riverdale’ Stars React To The CW’s Renewal News

The CW
announced Monday it had renewed 10 of its primetime shows for the 2018-2019 TV season, including
“Arrow,” “Supernatural” and “Riverdale,” and the
series’ stars turned to social media to shar…


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Rock Candy Toys, East Coast News Ink Distro Deal

Rock Candy Toys and East Coast News have joined forces to bring retailers the “ultimate selection of irresistible impulse items.”
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Birth Control Pills For Men & More Life-Changing Health News

By T. S. Obiech,Scott Laffey,Andrés Diplotti  Published: March 27th, 2018 


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Babs Clones Her Dogs, Dern Goes ‘Pew,’ & More Celebrity News

By T. S. Obiech,Scott Laffey,Andrés Diplotti  Published: March 20th, 2018 


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Lucky Charms, Unlucky Frogs, And Other Weird News You Missed

By T. S. Obiech,Scott Laffey,Andrés Diplotti  Published: March 13th, 2018 


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Fake News Spreads On Twitter Faster Than The Truth, Per Study

Twitter suspends thousands of accounts for pro-terrorism and violence contents

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Fake News owns Twitter, well according to a new study that is the case. Three researchers at MIT published a story in Science that points out that “fake news” travels faster, further and deeper and more broadly and it’s not bots doing the work but humans.

That’s pretty alarming when you seriously think about it.

How did they come to this conclusion?  Here is their breakdown of the study and how they came to their results:

“We investigated the differential diffusion of all of the verified true and false news stories distributed on Twitter from 2006 to 2017. The data comprise ~126,000 stories tweeted by ~3 million people more than 4.5 million times. We classified news as true or false using information from six independent fact-checking organizations that exhibited 95 to 98% agreement on the classifications. Falsehood diffused significantly farther, faster, deeper, and more broadly than the truth in all categories of information, and the effects were more pronounced for false political news than for false news about terrorism, natural disasters, science, urban legends, or financial information. We found that false news was more novel than true news, which suggests that people were more likely to share novel information. Whereas false stories inspired fear, disgust, and surprise in replies, true stories inspired anticipation, sadness, joy, and trust. Contrary to conventional wisdom, robots accelerated the spread of true and false news at the same rate, implying that false news spreads more than the truth because humans, not robots, are more likely to spread it.”

With news and information readily at your fingertips, you would think to be able to fact check or source checking these stories would be the norm. “Fake news” and propaganda has been linked to influencing our election but it’s very troubling to learn that humans are to blame instead of bots. Gotta be careful what you’re sharing on Twitter or any other social media platform for that matter. Head over to Science to read the full study.

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Photo:Anadolu Agency / Getty

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Peele, Phoenix, Pryde, And Other Breaking Hollywood News

By T. S. Obiech,Scott Laffey,Andrés Diplotti  Published: March 06th, 2018 


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East Coast News Releases ‘2018 Bachelorette and Wedding Guide’

East Coast News today released its “2018 Bachelorette and Wedding Guide,” which features a variety of the latest adult novelty items from the industry’s top manufacturers.
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Farts, Flu, Friendship, And Other Breaking Health News

By T. S. Obiech,Scott Laffey,Andrés Diplotti  Published: February 27th, 2018 


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What if the News Reported Only Facts?

The common view we see from the mainstream media is that President Trump is a monster and there is no doubt about it. In support of that view, they offer plenty of evidence. And by evidence, I mean they hallucinate they can read minds.

Pundit creates news by reading minds

One of the biggest illusions of life is that we humans are good at deducing the inner thoughts of both strangers and loved ones based on observing their actions. The truth is that we are terrible at knowing what others are thinking. We just think we are good at it. No one is good at it. No one.

Need proof of that claim?

Think about the last disagreement you had with a romantic partner. There’s a high likelihood that one of you was incorrectly interpreting the thoughts of the other. And a big cause of that wrongness is the illusion that people make decisions based on one variable. We don’t. Our decisions are based on lots of variables — so many, in fact, that often we are not entirely aware of why we make our own decisions, much less why others do.

The business model of the news media has moved away from hard reporting and toward punditry and opinion. Viewers enjoy opinion-driven content and it costs a lot less to produce than hard news. And that means the news industry has moved from factual reporting to — for all practical purposes — some form of imaginary mind reading to fill the hours.

I’ll need some examples to make my point. Below I will imagine how several headline stories about President Trump could have been reported factually without the mind reading. I include the mind reading interpretations for contrast.

Birtherism

  • Factual Report: Donald Trump exploited doubts within the Republican base about President Obama’s birth certificate to gain a political advantage. This is a common political tactic. Candidate Trump used the same strategy against Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada but is an American citizen.
  • Mind Reading: We can read Trump’s inner racist mind and we know the real reason he was involved with birtherism is to send a silent dog whistle to the racists in the Republican party.

Some illegal Mexican immigrants are criminals and some are not

  • Factual Report: Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President with a speech in which he noted that some illegal immigrants from Mexico are criminals.
  • Mind Reading: Candidate Trump secretly believes all Mexicans are rapists. We know that to be true because he said “some” illegal immigrants from Mexico he assumes are “good people.” That is a clear sign that he is thinking no one from Mexico is a good person, even though “some” is not an indication of percentage.

Charlottesville

  • Factual Report: President Trump said there were “fine people” on both sides of the Charlottesville protests. When asked to clarify if that meant the racists with tiki torches were fine people, the President clarified that he disavowed that group and was talking about non-racists who might have been there to support keeping historical Civil War statues that many believe are offensive.
  • Mind Reading: Even though President Trump clarified that he disavows the racists, we can read his inner thoughts and it is clear he thinks racists are fine people because he knows he is one.

KKK Disavowal

  • Factual Report: In a CNN interview with Jake Tapper, candidate Trump did not take the opportunity Tapper repeatedly gave him to denounce the KKK and David Duke. President Trump said he had some audio problems and didn’t hear the question properly. He clarified the next day that he does disavow the KKK and David Duke, as he has several times in the past.
  • Mind Reading: President Trump is secretly fond of the KKK and David Duke and was sending a secret dog whistle to racists. That’s why he refused to disavow them until he was badgered into it. But his disavowals were dishonest because he secretly supports them.

Judge Curiel

  • Factual Report: Candidate Trump employed a common legal strategy by questioning the objectivity of the judge for the Trump University trial. The strategy was a solid one because it biased the judge to rule favorably for Trump to avoid the appearance of bias. As it turned out, the judge scheduled the trial for after the election, which was unnecessarily generous to Trump. A more normal schedule would have put the trial before election. The potential bias Trump called out was that because of his immigration plan, Trump was deeply unpopular with Americans of Mexican heritage. Lawyers routinely consider that sort of potential bias.
  • Mind Reading: Trump is racist against people with Mexican heritage and believes they can’t be good judges.

Shithole Countries

  • Factual Reporting: In a non-public meeting with other politicians, President Trump used strong language (shithole countries) to question why our immigration policies allow in so many people from economically disadvantaged countries instead of economically advanced countries such as Norway.
  • Mind Reading: President Trump called black and brown countries “shitholes” because he is a racist.

My interpretation of what we all have watched for the past two-and-a-half years is that the anti-Trump media created the “monster” version of Trump based on mind-reading punditry. Factual reporting would not have created that impression in the public’s mind. The public had to be primed, and it had to be reminded every day by the mind-reading pundits that Trump was a monster.

The mind-reading pundits have done a horrible disservice to the country, although I suspect most were operating under the illusion they can accurately read the mind of strangers. And in one of the most successful persuasion plays in history, the anti-Trump media pinned the blame for rising racial tensions on Trump. To be fair, he made it easy. Even I graded him an F in race relations. But not because I can read his mind. I just think he could have done a lot more to persuade-away the Trump-monster illusion created by his detractors.

I started a Patreon account to fund — via micro-donations as low as one dollar — the expansion of my Periscope content on the topic of persuasion, usually about politics. Step One involves converting my Periscope videos into audio-only podcast form for greater reach. That work is in progress. I’ll work on topic indexes next, and perhaps topic summaries in text form. YouTube is a lower priority because fans already post my Periscopes there. At some point I might do that myself.

Patreon funding will motivate me to express my opinions as often as practical without worrying about the sensibilities of sponsors, advertisers, or corporate bosses. I appreciate all of you who are making this happen.

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The Charlottesville Fake News Was the Best Persuasion Play of the Past Year

Now that some time has passed, and emotions have subsided a bit, I can tell you about the best persuasion play of the past year. The credit goes to the anti-Trump media. They convinced much of the world that the President of the United States referred to a bunch of racists with tiki torches in Charlottesville as “fine people.”

What President Trump did say is that some “fine people” were at the event. I see only two ways to interpret that statement. One interpretation is completely ordinary and the other is batshit crazy. The batshit crazy interpretation is the one the anti-Trump media persuaded you is the real one. They would have you believe that the President of the United States publicly and unabashedly sided with self-labelled racists who were chanting anti-Jewish slogans. We are asked to believe President Trump took sides with the anti-semitic chanters despite having a Jewish daughter, Jewish grandkids, Jewish son-in-law, and several Jewish top advisors. We also know President Trump is so popular in Israel that they are considering naming a train station after him. And Netanyahu gets along with President Trump great. Probably has something to do with President Trump’s decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem.

Amazingly, the anti-Trump media successfully persuaded half the public in this country that President Trump intentionally and publicly took sides with racists who have intense hatred for his family and close advisors. President Trump clarified soon after his first statement on Charlottesville that he disavowed the racists. But the haters didn’t believe it. They were locked in their hallucination bubble.

Let’s compare two interpretations of President Trump’s “fine people” statement.

Batshit Crazy Interpretation: President Trump is so dumb, and so racist, that he decided to publicly side with racists against his own family and his closest advisors. And yet, while being so dumb, he somehow succeeded in multiple fields and became President of the United States with no prior experience. This interpretation also requires that Israel, his family, and his closest advisors are so dumb that they haven’t noticed how racist President Trump is against them.

or…

Totally Ordinary Interpretation: President Trump assumed there were some non-racist Republicans at the event for their own reasons, such as supporting historical landmarks, or supporting free speech no matter how awful it is. And he was right, although there were not many of them. Here’s a clip of some “fine people” who were in attendance. They say they like free speech and they hate racists.

We all know President Trump has a track record of speaking out on a variety of topics without having all the details. That’s one of the few things that both his supporters and his detractors can agree on. So compare the hypothesis that he decided to side with racists against the interests of his own family, in public, while President, to the hypothesis that he thought (correctly) that some non-racist Republicans were also in attendance.

Which of those two versions of events seems most likely to you?

Is it even close?

Man tries to distinguish an apple from a banana and fails

I don’t blame the public for falling for this well-orchestrated persuasion scheme by the anti-Trump media. Their collective persuasion on this point has been solid. Lately, the people opposing Trump simply list Charlottesville as one of the many “proofs” of his racism, as if no further explanation is needed. I can’t tell if the pundits believe their own interpretations or if they simply think the public will. It would look the same.

I propose a test to see if anti-Trump news professionals and pundits who consider Charlottesville as proof of President Trump’s racism will commit to their positions in public. You can test this at home with your Trump-hating friends. Simply print out my blog post and ask them to read the two interpretations I listed and ask them to tell you which one seems most likely. If your subject tries to change the topic, you have your answer.

I predict that 100% of people who believe President Trump called racists “fine people” will change the subject as soon as you make them read the two competing interpretations of events in close proximity. That’s your tell.

And if you want to rub it in, ask your Trump-hating subjects if they believe President Trump would NOT have pursued the birther issue against a white opponent if the opportunity had been the same. Remind your subject that President Trump uses every weapon available to him, all the time, no matter what. He not only accused Ted Cruz of being born in Canada but he suggested Cruz’ father might have been in on assassinating Kennedy.

I tested the birther argument today on Twitter when a critic brought it up. He changed the subject.

Enjoy!

I started a Patreon account to fund — via micro-donations as low as one dollar — the expansion of my Periscope content on the topic of persuasion, usually about politics. Step One involves converting my Periscope videos into audio-only podcast form for greater reach. That work is in progress. I’ll work on topic indexes next, and perhaps topic summaries in text form. YouTube is a lower priority because fans already post my Periscopes there. At some point I might do that myself.

Patreon funding will motivate me to express my opinions as often as practical without worrying about the sensibilities of sponsors, advertisers, or corporate bosses. I appreciate all of you who are making this happen.

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Space Cars, Xenomorphs, And Other Weird News You Missed

By T. S. Obiech,Scott Laffey,Andrés Diplotti  Published: February 13th, 2018 


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Teen Mom OG Announcement: Catelynn Surprises Tyler With Pregnancy News

During tonight’s ‘Teen Mom OG episode, Catelynn surprised Tyler with some unexpected news.
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East Coast News Launches Resource Portal

East Coast News has launched a vendor resource portal, and it is free for ECN customers to access.
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Are the Fake News Awards Persuasive?

By now you know President Trump announced his winners for the Fake News Awards. You can see them here. Let’s talk about what he got right in terms of persuasion.

The very idea of a Fake News Award is unusual and provocative. That guarantees attention. Getting attention is step one in any persuasion play. Nearly everyone who cares about American politics is aware of the story. I’m no historian, but I doubt any prior president has combined theater and politics so ambitiously and so effectively. President Trump is intentionally and deftly “bringing the show” on this topic and lots of others. If you don’t understand persuasion, you might think he is just being crazy or narcissistic or authoritarian or some other misdiagnosis. But if you know that attention and memory are the primary levers of persuasion, and you see how often he commands both, you might recognize that you are seeing something special here in terms of a talent stack. (A talent stack is a combination of skills that are designed to work well together, such as the collective sub-talents for persuasion, theater, and politics.)

President Trump didn’t need to announce the Fake News Awards ahead of time. He could have simply put together the list and tweeted it any time he wanted. But he knows anticipation controls attention, and it amps up the perceived importance of whatever follows. He primed us. His supporters were salivating for the “good stuff” to come, while his detractors in the anti-Trump press probably hoped they didn’t make the top ten. (Then they did.)

Many of you wonder why he didn’t do a televised awards event. I’m sure the idea was considered. But in my view, that would have been a step too far. The Fake News Awards are, by design, supposed to be humorous without being funny. By that I mean the situation itself is funny. And that’s the perfect “light touch” for a Modern Presidential event. If it had been a televised event with some glitz, you would have wondered if that was a good use of your tax dollars.

President Trump also had what I call the comparison problem. We all hold in our minds a standard for what an awards event should look like. A simple press event would have been disappointing because we would imagine how it could be more like the Golden Globes, and we would reflexively judge it to be underwhelming. And if he matched the production quality of a traditional awards show, critics would say he isn’t focused on the job of governing. A live awards event would have seemed to viewers, because of the comparison problem, either too little or too much. There was no “just right” to be had with that model. But a tweeted list of winners gets the point across without risk. It was the right choice.

One of President Trump’s biggest persuasion challenges is that critics accuse him of being authoritarian when it comes to pushing back at the press. They tell us that only a dictator — or wannabe dictator — tries to muffle a free press. But at the same time, 90% of press coverage of this president is negative, and a shocking percentage of it is inaccurate. The pundits are far worse than the standard “news” professionals, of course, willing to pedal speculation as pre-facts. It’s a legitimate problem for this president, and he wanted to address it without going full-dictator. He needed a light touch that was so obviously not-a-dictator-thing-to-do that critics would have to use pretzel logic to say it was. (Which they are, adding to the humor of the situation.)

When you do a Fake News Award, you’d better have your facts and your sources straight, and you’d better show them. President Trump did that. Had the President simply declared a story to be fake, we might wonder if he was exaggerating or lying. But when you see the story and the correction right in front of you, it’s hard to argue he got any of it wrong. And you know the press was salivating to say he did.

A live awards event also would have provided the anti-Trump press and pundits a visual weapon to use against him. We humans are visual creatures, and we reflexively conflate situations that look similar. If President Trump had held the stage for an hour complaining about the free press, that looks dictatorish no matter how you try to soften it. But a tweet that has nothing but facts and sources gives critics no visual fodder with which to counter-persuade. All they have are the visuals from the fake news stories themselves.

Normally it is good persuasion technique to lead with strong visuals. But in this situation, it would have been a mistake to give the critics easy visual targets.

I’ve taught you about pacing and leading in this blog, and in my book, Win Bigly. The technique involves agreeing with a subject you want to persuade (pacing) until it seems you are both on the same page. Once you have paced, you can lead. In this case, the President listed ten Fake News winners we can clearly see were fake (or at least wrong). Then he added an eleventh item that claims the Russia Collusion story is fake because it has produced no evidence the President was involved in any sort of crime. As you know, a lack of evidence is not proof of innocence. But after reading ten indisputable fake news examples in a row, your mind is primed to lump the eleventh with the first ten. That is solid persuasion technique. (A persuasion rookie might have put the Russia story first on the list because of its relative importance to the presidency.)

Overall, I’d give this an A+ for persuasion technique. President Trump made his points without going over the top, and without giving his critics fodder for counter-persuasion. Considering all the ways this could have gone wrong, it’s impressive how many traps he avoided while hitting his targets. This is the sort of persuasion you only see from a very stable genius.


For more lessons on presidential persuasion, see my book, Win Bigly.

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Sports News in Brief: Gruesome, Deformed Jason Pierre-Paul Lurking In Sewers Beneath MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ—Quietly navigating through the damp, pitch-black tunnels underneath the 82,500-seat arena, gruesome, deformed New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was reportedly spotted Wednesday lurking in the sewers below MetLife Stadium. “They mustn’t see me—they mustn’t see me!” muttered Pierre-Paul, using his tattered Giants uniform and helmet to cover his scarred, disfigured body, with reports confirming that the grotesque sixth-year defensive lineman occasionally peeks through small cracks of concrete late in the fourth quarter when the stadium is mostly deserted. “I am a monster now, and I cannot go near the surface dwellers. The shadows…the shadows are my home.” At press time, Pierre-Paul was feasting on a bucket of raw fish left for him near a drainage grate by Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.




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News in Brief: Carly Fiorina Promises To Fight For Whoever Everyday Americans Are

BOULDER, CO—Vowing to be a forceful advocate for the group, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina promised during her opening remarks at Wednesday’s GOP debate that she would fight tirelessly for whoever everyday Americans are. “I will work day and night throughout my presidency to make sure that ordinary folks, whoever they happen to be and whatever they do with themselves, have a voice in Washington,” said Fiorina, adding that if she were elected, average Americans would know they finally had a government that represented them, wherever they come from exactly. “Middle-class families, if that’s precisely what you call them, are what make this country great. They deserve a president who will defend them each and every day from big government, assuming that’s what they need to be defended from. I think that’s it.” Fiorina’s remarks contrasted sharply with those of fellow candidate Donald Trump …




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News in Brief: Jeb Bush Inching Podium Closer To Center Of Stage During Commercial Breaks

BOULDER, CO—Speculating that he might be nudging it just a tiny bit with his foot or something, Americans viewing Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate said that candidate Jeb Bush appeared to be inching his podium closer to the center of the stage during the commercial breaks. “I definitely don’t think he was standing that close to the middle before,” said Phoenix resident Jim Rawson, adding that over the course of four commercial breaks, it seemed as if Bush had closed the gap between himself and the center-stage candidates by at least a foot. “I mean, I’m not imagining this, am I?” At press time, Bush was hastily dragging his podium to its original spot after audibly scraping it against that of fellow candidate Ben Carson.




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News in Brief: Report: Nation Spends $50 Billion Annually To Get Kids Excited About Things

WASHINGTON—Taking into account investments by government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private industry, a report released Friday by the Pew Research Center revealed that a total of $ 50 billion is spent annually in the U.S. to get kids excited about things. “Each day in this country, well over $ 100 million is spent on efforts to take something, such as reading, science, going outdoors, or breakfast, and get kids excited about it,” said lead researcher Michael Hazlett, adding that in 2014 alone, over $ 10 billion was spent on getting kids excited about fruit. “In addition to the $ 50 billion that goes toward getting kids excited about fitness or dental hygiene or any number of other things, we found that an even larger sum of $ 65 billion is then spent each year on making those things fun.” The report concluded that at any given moment, an average of 0.3 percent …




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News in Brief: First-Grader Given Sticker For Behavior During Lockdown Drill

ANAHEIM, CA—As a reward for following directions the best of all his classmates, local first-grader Daniel Reinhart received a sticker Friday recognizing his good behavior during a lockdown drill at Paul Revere Elementary School. “You did such a super job, Daniel,” said teacher Anna Jarvis, handing the beaming 6-year-old a sparkly gold star for making less noise than anyone when the lights were shut off, the door was locked, and the entire class was ushered into the closet. “He was the quietest little mouse, but most of you did a great job too!” At press time, Jarvis was telling another student that if he wanted a sticker next time, it was very, very, very important he not giggle.




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News in Brief: Lindsey Graham Asks Nearby Family To Take His Picture For Photo Op

LACONIA, NH—Promising that it would only take a second, Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham reportedly asked a nearby family Friday if they could take his picture for a photo op at a local fall harvest festival. “Would you folks mind getting a picture of me in front of these corn stalks?” said Graham, who reportedly had his request politely declined by several individuals before eventually finding a group of fairgoers who agreed to use the senator’s cell phone to take the photo he would post on his campaign website and distribute to the media. “Once you can see me on the screen, just push the button. Oh, hold on, let me turn the flash off. Actually, it might be good to take a couple shots just in case I wasn’t smiling or I blinked. Hopefully they don’t turn out blurry.” At press time, several people had …




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Brand News: How to Lose a Company’s Trademark

Earlier this year, in a case of first impression before the Federal Circuit, the court directly addressed “whether the offering of a service, without the actual provision of a service, is sufficient to constitute use in commerce under Lanham Act § 45, 15 U.S.C. § 1127.” The court said no.
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News in Brief: Sauce-Spatter Analysis Allows Investigators To Reconstruct Horrific, Grisly Consumption Of Meatball Sub

ELIZABETH, NJ—Carefully analyzing the sizes and telltale patterns of the deep red stains, investigators reportedly conducted a thorough sauce-splatter analysis Tuesday to reconstruct the horrific, grisly consumption of a meatball sub that occurred inside a local marketing firm’s offices. “By measuring inward from the farthest-flung sauce droplets and testing how much moisture remained in them, we’ve determined that a roughly eight-inch sandwich—almost certainly smothered in melted provolone and marinara—was viciously devoured by the perpetrator less than an hour ago,” said lead investigator Heather Fischer, adding that based on the swath of crumbs spread across the desk and floor, it was likely that the grotesque event was over in a matter of seconds. “Moreover, this shiny grease spot here indicates that the oily Italian bread remained stationary for a brief period, possibly in order for the suspect to gulp down some Dr. Pepper, stuff a few …




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Sports News in Brief: Teammates Unnerved By Kris Bryant’s Repeated Attempts To Break Cubs’ Curse With Slaughtered Goats

CHICAGO—Describing the sickening sight and stench of the carcasses that have become a constant presence around the clubhouse, members of the Chicago Cubs admitted to reporters Tuesday that they have become increasingly unnerved by third baseman Kris Bryant’s repeated attempts to break the team’s so-called “Curse of the Billy Goat” by slaughtering goats. “I know he thinks he’s doing it all for the team, but his fixation with finding and killing all of these goats is starting to get out of control,” said first baseman Anthony Rizzo, adding that Bryant, who has killed an estimated 30 goats since the playoffs began, has disgusted teammates with rituals that include sprinkling powdered goat horn inside the batter’s box and storing severed goat heads in the dugout’s helmet rack. “It’s kind of scary how seriously he takes it, like the way he freaks out whenever he …




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News in Brief: Bernie Sanders Repeatedly Scolded For Attempting To Unionize Debate Moderators

LAS VEGAS—Saying his repeated efforts to collectively organize the panel were inexcusable, representatives from CNN told reporters Tuesday night that they had to scold Bernie Sanders on numerous occasions for attempting to unionize the moderators of the Democratic presidential debate. “So far during this debate, we’ve sent producers on stage during every commercial break to remind him that this is not the forum to demand fair wages and safe working conditions for moderators,” said CNN official Tara Ramirez, adding that Sanders had spent an entire rebuttal attempting to coax moderator Don Lemon into calling a unionization election right then and there. “We thought he understood, but then he was right back at it, telling Anderson Cooper that if he stood up against the machine now, moderators from Fox and other networks would follow and generations of future moderators would benefit.” Ramirez went on to say that network representatives …




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News in Brief: Clinton Promises To Enact Agenda Whether Or Not She Elected

LAS VEGAS—After laying out her vision for the country during the first Democratic debate Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton reportedly vowed that she would enact her agenda whether or not she is elected. “A quality, affordable education should be accessible to all Americans who are willing to put in the hard work, and I promise that I will carry through this initiative whether or not I become the next president of the United States,” said Clinton, asserting that support or opposition from the nation’s voters would have zero impact on her implementation of such a platform in the years ahead. “Tax relief for the middle class and small businesses, the defense of reproductive rights for all women, and universal background checks for gun purchases will be accomplished regardless of whether you agree or disagree, or if I receive the Democratic nomination or 270 electoral votes in the general election …




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EBro Angry Major News Sources Ignored Justice Or Else March

This past weekend millions gathered in Washington D.C. for the Justice or Else movement lead by the Nation of Islam. Joining together for a positive movement to foster justice and peace millions of people from all walks of life gathered in peace. But while many gathered very few news sources covered the peaceful gathering. E-Bro said, “this year had a different vibe,” when recapping the march on Monday’s Hot97 morning show.

E-Bro said the movement was all “positive,” but that he was sad about the fact that everyone was coming together due to police brutality and continued violence against Blacks.

“While it was positive, I did have a feeling of sadness,” E-Bro lamented, “Because now here we are 20 years later gathering because we are being victimized, criminalized and mass incarcerated, and trying to stand up for ourselves, against oppression still. 20 years later.”

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News in Brief: Blood Runs Down House Of Representatives Walls As Chamber Itself Selects New Speaker

WASHINGTON—As the hall’s lights flickered and the floor trembled for minutes on end, sources confirmed that great torrents of blood ran down the walls of the House of Representatives Monday as the chamber itself selected a new speaker. According to reports, the blood flooded the chamber’s upper gallery and then spilled over onto the speaker’s rostrum, at which point the name “Peter Roskam,” intoned in an unholy growl that seemed to rise from the very depths of damnation, could be heard reverberating throughout the Capitol. Witnesses told reporters that after hearing his name called, the Illinois Republican and chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight was visibly shaking as he walked alone to the front of the chamber and seated himself in the blood-drenched speaker’s chair. At press time, House Republicans had decided that Roskam had not been willing enough to take …




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News in Brief: Impressive New Hire Figures Out Bare Minimum Of Work Job Requires On First Day

MILWAUKEE—Marveling at his extraordinary ability to learn the ropes at the technology firm and quickly fit right in with the rest of his colleagues, sources at Starpoint Solutions confirmed Thursday that impressive new hire Eric Myers has already figured out the bare minimum of work his job requires on the very first day. “The second Eric showed up today, he sat right down at his desk, fired off a few quick emails, and then spent the next couple hours browsing Facebook—he’s really got the hang of this,” said coworker Janice Grant, who expressed a deep respect for how swiftly Myers learned the ins and outs of putting in an hour or two of minor effort, telling supervisors that he was going to need extra time to work on assignments, and then coasting through the rest of the workday. “It took me a few months before I had …




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Sports News in Brief: WNBA MVP Devastated After Roommate Moves Out Without Any Warning

CHICAGO—Saying she is now desperately searching for any options that will prevent her from being evicted, Chicago Sky forward and 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne was reportedly left scrambling Thursday after her roommate moved out of their apartment without any warning whatsoever. “I really don’t know what I’m going to do, because rent is due in two weeks and there’s no way I can cover her $ 700,” said Delle Donne, adding that, with her team commitments and offseason workout schedule, she barely has the time to interview anyone who may respond to the sublet listing she posted on Craigslist. “Not only am I out on her rent, but also her half of the internet and electricity bills. I might just have to move to a studio or someplace on the South Side, because there’s no way I’m asking my parents for money again …




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News in Brief: 22-Year-Old Broke, Homeless 10 Days After Taking Control Of Own Finances

MILFORD, CT—Intermittently gnawing at an old apple core and scratching at his unruly bramble of stubble, 22-year-old Daniel Hardin admitted to reporters Thursday that he had become completely broke and homeless 10 days after taking control of his own finances. “I thought it was time to take my payments and bills into my own hands once I graduated, but barely a week after doing that, I found myself fighting off raccoons for access to the best backyard sheds to sleep behind,” said a dirt-caked Hardin, who noted that his current daily routine of finding discarded items to hawk for small change and washing his bare feet in a drainage pipe—which supplanted his previous life of mindlessly charging all his purchases and speaking endlessly on his cell phone without any thought to the costs incurred—can be traced back to the exact moment less than two weeks earlier when …




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Sports News in Brief: Mark McGwire Confident He Could Still Disgrace Game At High Level Today

LOS ANGELES—Despite retiring from the sport 14 years ago, 52-year-old former All-Star hitter Mark McGwire confidently told reporters Friday that he could still disgrace baseball at the highest level today. “I might not be what I once was, but I could definitely get out there on the field and completely tarnish the reputation of the sport just like I used to,” said McGwire, adding that while he enjoys working as a hitting coach for the Dodgers, he is often nostalgic for the days when he would wake up every morning, lie to teammates and fans, and let down everyone connected to baseball. “I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t considered coming back for another season to destroy the legacy of an entire generation of players. Look, I’m confident in my abilities, and there’s no doubt in my mind that I could go out there …




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News in Brief: Report: 15,000 People Vanish From ‘Fall Fest’ Hayride Wagons Each Year

IOWA CITY, IA—An alarming report published this week by researchers at the University of Iowa revealed that over 15,000 Americans vanish without a trace from “Fall Fest” hayride wagons every year. “Our data shows that, each autumn, between 1 and 2 percent of all Fall Fest attendees who climb up onto the back of straw-covered wagons and embark on tractor-pulled hayrides never return,” said the report’s lead author, Simon Shaw, noting that on the average hayride, at least two or three passengers will unexpectedly go missing and be lost forever. “Last year alone, we catalogued over 8,000 cases in which passengers disappeared from the wagon before they even reached the pumpkin patch, leaving behind nothing but empty hay bales where they once sat and overturned cups of steaming hot apple cider.” The report also discovered over 1,000 recorded instances of tractors emerging from cornfields without …




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News in Brief: Group Of Christie Campaign Deserters Found In Forest

SHAMONG, NJ—Huddling together around fires of burning yard signs while sipping small rations of soup from mugs adorned with the phrase “Telling It Like It Is,” a ragged encampment of advisers, pollsters, and volunteers who deserted Chris Christie’s presidential campaign was reportedly found living deep in a New Jersey forest Friday, authorities confirmed. “When the first of us fled out here months ago, we had nothing but the ‘Christie 2016’ apparel on our backs, but over time we’ve been able to build a community and welcome in the scores more just like us who arrive each day,” said former media strategist Melissa Ulm, adding that the continuous increase in the camp’s population has forced its residents to construct dozens of tents from campaign banners and microphone stands patched together with Chris Christie bumper stickers. “Our supplies were nearly depleted by the wave of deserters that arrived …




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News in Brief: Biden Huddling With Closest Advisers On Whether To Spend 200 Bucks On Scorpions Tickets

WASHINGTON—In an effort to carefully weigh every option before determining his future, Vice President Joe Biden reportedly huddled with several of his closest advisers Friday to decide whether to “pony up 200 smackers” for Scorpions tickets. “This is the toughest decision I’ve faced—sure, it’s Rudy Schenker and the boys from Hanover we’re talking about, but I don’t know if I can swing 200 bones for just one night of the Scorps,” said Biden, who reportedly took a large swig from a Keystone tallboy while listening to his chief of staff Steve Ricchetti debate with fellow confidants T-Bone and The Gooch about the merits of scoring tickets from a scalper in the parking lot. “Shit, I guess Candi could slip into that low-cut number of hers and distract security with the goods while I sneak into a service entrance. Pretty damn risky, and I ain …




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News: NASA Hoping To Get In On Some Defense Funding With Plan For Torpedo-Equipped Orbital Telescope

WASHINGTON—Discussing plans for a new space-exploration project that it said could also potentially be the most advanced weapon system in the U.S. military’s arsenal, NASA confirmed Thursday it was trying to get in on some of the nation’s defense spending by designing a torpedo-equipped orbital telescope.

Agency officials told reporters they hope the state-of-the-art space observatory, which would allow astronomers to study the furthest reaches of the observable universe and would also hold a payload of 16 torpedoes, catches the attention of the Defense Department and ultimately scores them a sweet piece of the military’s $ 610 billion annual budget.

“This satellite has the ability to detect cosmic radiation from 13.5 billion years ago, greatly furthering our knowledge of how galaxies first formed after the Big Bang, and we installed some torpedo launchers on the side there as well,” said NASA senior project scientist Diane …




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On an unrelated topic…

When I wrote God’s Debris in 2001, I thought it would be a decade or more before it caught on. The zeitgeist wasn’t ready, but it was heading in that direction. So I engineered the book to have a time-release trigger. (That was literally my plan.) Looks like we’re on schedule. It is number one in its sub-category.

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And what triggered the time release?

Donald Trump.

I did not predict Trump specifically, but I did expect society to start realizing that humans do not use reason to make decisions. (That’s the lesson I learned in hypnosis class in my twenties.) Trump is demonstrating – via his powers of persuasion – that free will is an illusion, at least for some voters, and the impact of that realization will change the world in subtle but important ways. Once you let go of your certainty about your view of reality, God’s Debris is a fun read. Or so I hoped when I wrote it.

The sequel, The Religion War, published in 2004, also has a time-release trigger. I designed the trigger to activate when three specific things happened in the world: 

A caliphate forms in the Middle East. (check)

There is talk of walling off the caliphate. (check) 

Terrorists use hobby-sized drones for attacks on U.S. soil. (soon)

In the book, a conservative leader named Cruz rises to power in the United States and gains control of the military. That part seems unlikely. Right?

That’s what makes it fiction.

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