Daily Archives: June 27, 2013

Performatives

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Some fascinating insights on No Agenda about how psychopaths lie.

“I want you to know”, “I want to say one thing”, “I want you to listen to me”, “I’m going to say this again”. They all start a sentence, and they’re all true, setting the tone for the rest of the sentence, which may be a half-truth or full lie. Making the premise, or start of, the sentence true biases the entire sentence towards being true. It’s a very crafty way of lying, but it does work.

Those that feed the lines to the actors are very highly skilled at manipulation by communication. They know how to skirt laws and dance around tough issues. They are probably paid some of the biggest dollars in Washington and other power centers.

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Masonic numbers a go-go

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Could the magic numbers get even more ridiculous?

It turned out to be a better call than any he could make at the table all summer at the World Series of Poker. The simple gesture of answering paid off with an $111,111 prize.

 

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How a couple players got into the WSOP One Drop without the $111,111 entry fee – Las Vegas Sun News.

h/t Banazir

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