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The Kubler-Ross model, or Five Stages of Denial. Are we seeing that in Trump?

Trump predicts exoneration in Russia investigation as allies fear a 'meltdown'

President Donald Trump is privately striking a less agitated tone on the Russia investigation, sources say, even insisting he'll soon be cleared in writing. But his new approach has some allies worried he's not taking the threat of the probe seriously enough.

Trump has spent much of his first year in office so enraged by the federal investigation into Russian meddling in last year's election that lawmakers who work with him tried to avoid the issue entirely and his friends worried that Trump might rashly fire the special counsel. But in recent weeks, Trump has privately seemed less frustrated about the investigation, according to multiple sources who have spoken with the President.


The Kübler-Ross model



Mr. President, I invite you to prove USA Today wrong and come clean my toilet.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/12/13/unfit-to-clean-toilets-usa-todays-unusually-forceful-editorial-about-trump/?utm_term=.a0a745aa7cba

Alabama voters, take this cat's advice.

Anyone want to make a "Hitler is informed that..." video?

https://imgur.com/a/tvP0z

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-deutsche-bank/deutsche-bank-receives-subpoena-from-mueller-on-trump-accounts-source-idUSKBN1DZ0XN?il=0

CNN makes a stupid science error but there's no comment section to complain about it.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/01/us/voyager-1-thrusters-fired-first-time-since-1980/index.html

Voyager 1 spacecraft thrusters fired up for first time since 1980

NASA scientists needed to reorient the 40-year-old Voyager 1 -- the space agency's farthest spacecraft -- so its antenna would point toward Earth, 13 billion miles away.

...

Tuesday, engineers fired up the thrusters and waited eagerly to find out whether the plan was successful. They got their answer 19 hours and 35 minutes later, the time it took for the results to reach Earth.


Actually, if it was 13 billion miles away they would have had to wait twice that long.

What's your favorite Gomer Pyle line?

"Pyle, my sweet little gray-haired grandmother could run that obstacle course faster than that!"

"Well bless her heart!"

R.I.P. Jim Nabors.

Victims have to be believed!

I didn't get her name but that's what a woman just said as she was being interviewed by Craig Melvin on MSNBC.

Upon thinking about it, I realized what a logical fallacy that is. It's a tautology! If you know that someone is a victim then that means you believe them, but if you have doubts then you don't know if that person is a victim. What she said is like saying you have to believe those whom you believe.

I'm sure she wouldn't argue that Jamie Phillips, who was caught lying by the Washington Post, should be believed.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, what are your instructions?

"I'll lie to him."

"And if that doesn't work?"

"Then I'll tell the truth. We're allowed to do that in emergencies. We can't plan for everything, you know."

(From Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, Chapter 3 -- Graff)

The most fascinating news article I've ever read!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/a-woman-approached-the-post-with-dramatic--and-false--tale-about-roy-moore-sje-appears-to-be-part-of-undercover-sting-operation/2017/11/27/0c2e335a-cfb6-11e7-9d3a-bcbe2af58c3a_story.html?utm_term=.2fb66d7d2122

A woman who falsely claimed to The Washington Post that Roy Moore, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her as a teenager appears to work with an organization that uses deceptive tactics to secretly record conversations in an effort to embarrass its targets.


Required reading! Even if this was fiction it would be a fascinating and captivating story, but it's not fiction, it's real!

Cargo Cult Economics

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/23/us/politics/corporate-tax-cut-pay.html

Speaker Paul D. Ryan, for example, said in a recent speech that “fixing the business side of our tax code is really all about helping families and workers,” adding that “cutting the corporate tax rate means more jobs here in the United States. It will foster increased competition, which will directly drive up wages for our workers.”


Right, and building a runway on our island will cause airplanes to come and bring us lots of precious cargo.
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