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Episode 152: Scott Adams Talks About Putin, Lying and Carter Page

Topics: 

  • The media shapes our opinion on topics
  • They’re programming our brains
  • If MSM stopped reporting their opinions, and just reported news…
  • Would we be as divided as we are right now?
  • Gallop poll on American’s priorities is same as President Trump’s
  • James Gunn and Judd Apatow insulting Scott Adams on Twitter

 


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Episode 150 Scott Adams: The Next Putin Summit

Topics: 

  • Putin invited to DC in the fall, the visual persuasion game
  • Trying to lower the risk of nuclear war while enemy press attacks
  • DNI Dan Coats finding out about Putin fall visit from the press
  • What will and won’t historians note and remember?
  • President Trump “shakes the box” like no other can, till he wins
  • Russian situation importance hasn’t changed, our attention shifted
  • Focus is now on Putin, creates an asset for Trump in talks
  • “The Bro Code” The understood way men deal with other men

 

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Episode 149 Scott Adams: How the White House is Executing a Brutally Effective High Ground Persuasion Play

Topics: 

  • Arguing about the weeds…versus preventing nuclear armageddon
  • Trump’s velvet glove approach before the hardass approach
  • Good risk management approach
  • Are the free press still the guardians of our freedom?
  • Most people’s opinions are assigned to them by the press
  • The press knows how to rewire your brain in their reporting
  • The Russian NRA spy story

 

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 148: Scott Adams Debunks the Fake News That President Trump Believes Putin Over His Own Intelligence Services

Topics: 

  • It “appears”, it “seems”, it “suggests”…BS will follow
  • Trumped “seemed” to support Putin over his own intelligence community
  • The enemy press conflates…
    • Trump agreeing Russian interference happenedTrump Presidency must not be legitimate
    • NOTHING like that is happening
    • A catastrophic mistake by the right to allow and support that conflation
  • A copy (mirror) of a server is NOT acceptable by courts, worthless

 

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 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

 

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 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!

 

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 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?

 

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 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

 

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

Solving The News Bubble Problem

The technology for delivering news to consumers is too good now. Facebook, for example, can serve up only the types of content they already know will interest you. The problem with that model is that each political group ends up in an information bubble where they only see the stuff with which they already agree. That doesn’t make for a healthy republic.

So how do you solve that?

I would like to see special URLs (like Bitly shortened links) that automatically bring the best counter-points with every political story. And let’s say the selected story plus the best counterpoints pop up in a split-screen format, so you can’t miss the opposing views. 

That would give publications the option of creating these special “balanced” links or sometimes ignoring them and going their own way. This system would improve over time because consumers would complain when the balancing links are omitted, and they will complain when the balancing links include weaker counter-arguments than are available. So as long as the public is watching, balance should come to the news links over time.

Alternately, the big publishing companies can continue to do their bubble reporting and a third-party could create the “balance links” for anyone who wants to Tweet or share responsibly. 

Regular readers of this blog will recognize this as the “bad version” of an idea that is useful as a starting point. I make no claim that this idea can work as described. Maybe some of you have ideas for improving it. That’s how things get done.

It’s a system, not a goal.

You might enjoy reading my book because it is all about how systems are better than goals.

I’m also on…

Twitter (includes Periscope): @scottadamssays​

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Fake News Versus Misleading News

I’m watching the mainstream media have fits over so-called “fake news.” The theme they are pushing is that fake news stories are more damaging to society than normal news that includes the following:

1. True stories told out of context to intentionally mislead.

2. Biased reporting that the media doesn’t realize is biased.

3. Giving a spotlight to people who are lying.

4. Misleading by putting emphasis on some things and not others.

5. True stories too complicated for the public to understand.

6. True reports of sources that happen to be lying but we don’t know it. (That gives you the Iraq war, for example.)

7. Having boths sides represented when one side is clearly lying or wrong.

8. Simplification to the point of misleading.

9. Showing clear disdain for the opinions on one side but not the other.

I could go on. But I think you get the point. Most humans live the illusion that people can do a good job of sorting out truth from fiction if only they have good data. But that’s only true for trivial decisions with no emotional content. For any decision that matters, facts are irrelevant to decision-making. Humans choose their paths based on how they feel. Later they rationalize their decisions. The human mind doesn’t make decisions based on facts and reason. We only think we do. 

Does fake news matter in a world in which humans don’t use facts and reason to make decisions in the first place? Well, yes and no.

Obviously fake news can change people’s minds and influence the real world. If that influence causes people to act in some dangerous or suboptimal way, we can say the fake news was bad.

But what if the fake news is created with good intentions? For example, suppose you believed that Donald Trump would be the best president and you knew that facts and reason don’t change minds as well as fake news. In that situation you might create a fake news story that helps your candidate win, but you would be doing so in the interest of society.

In my worldview – that of a hypnotist and persuader – all news is persuasion, and it is presented for that purpose even if the presenters don’t think of it that way. According to this worldview, what matters is the effectiveness of the fake news and whether it is intended for the public good or just to generate click-ad revenue for the creator. Fake news is neither good nor bad. It is a tool of persuasion, just like mainstream news that can be either based on truth or not. In both cases what matters is how people are influenced. The underlying truth is generally beyond the public’s grasp. And it doesn’t matter most of the time.

if you live in the two-dimensional world where you still think truth and facts and reason matter to decisions, you probably think fake news is a problem. But in the 3rd dimension – where persuasion matters and reason is an illusion – fake news is a tool. And a tool can be used for good or evil.

You might like my book because that’s the kind of person you are.

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