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Episode 108: What the Pundits Get Wrong About North Korea Pre-Deal

Topics: 

  • President Trump took away the reasons for North Korea to have nukes

 


 

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Episode 107: The Holocaust Movie Half the Country is Experiencing

Topics: 

  • President Trump’s tweet about the WAPO employee’s wage strike
  • General Michael Hayden holocaust tweet
    • Evil but effective persuasion technique
    • Scott’s reply to General Hayden’s overwrought analogy
  • Kids temporarily separated from parents after arrest at border
    • Are the kids held in a situation better than where they came from?
    • Happiness relies on the contrast between where you are and where you came from
  • Halfpinions versus opinions
    • Full opinions contain the alternative you prefer
    • Halfpinions only state your objection
  • Climate change: Red Team vs. Blue Team
    • Topic importance seems to have faded
  • Anti-Trumpers are lacking the “and” part of their opinions
    • Complaints without stating the impact (the “and” portion)
    • Complaints without offering an alternative option

 

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Episode 106: The Children in Cages

Topics: 

  • Kids in cages, bad…and nobody has a viable alternative?
    • Fraudulent, but deeply effective persuasion
    • Lacks factual accuracy
    • Untrue, misleading
    • Out of context
    • Could be solved tomorrow
    • Why is it so effective?  Cause facts don’t matter
  • Cognitive dissonance example: anti-Trump laundry lists
    • Their initial gigantic fears about President Trump didn’t manifest
    • But they’re the “smart ones” in the conversation
    • So new fears are needed to replace the faded ones
    • If you can’t find a sufficiently big fear, you need lots of little ones
  • George Lakoff’s dilemma
    • Highly qualified cognitive expert
    • He sees and understands that…
    • President Trump is using skill and experience consistently
    • But 99% of his side believe it’s just luck
    • George’s problem?  Facts don’t matter

 

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Episode 105: Immigrant Kids, OIG Report, Being Friends With Chairman Kim

Topics: 

  • Separating parents from children…bad, yes, everyone agrees
    • What’s your alternative?
    • Why aren’t critics offering an alternative they would prefer?
  • OIG report, clear example of two movies on one screen
    • 500 page report guarantees everyone can see what they want to see
    • My prediction that Comey was being “a patriot” with his Clinton email actions
    • Alan Dershowitz opinion on Comey’s actions contains an element of mind reading
    • Should Lynch have made the decision (proper protocol) rather than Comey?
    • Would there have been worse repercussions if Comey had followed proper protocols?
    • OIG report exonerates Comey, although he broke the rules
  • President Trump’s impromptu meeting with reporters outside White House this morning
    • “Biscuit on nose” analogy for the MSM
  • POTUS handling of the kneelers
  • Trump Foundation investigation
  • Crimea…reasonable questions
    • Why do we care if Russia has Crimea?
    • What do the Crimean people want?
    • If we don’t know…shouldn’t we ask?
  • California split-up,  should they?

 

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Episode 104: Propaganda Videos, Peace with NK and Racism

Topics:

  • President Trump’s video for Chairman Kim
    • “Enemy press” is painting it as weird and ineffective
    • Persuasion works…even when you understand the techniques being used on you
  • Dave Rubin’s interview with Sam Harris
    • Sam is developing an affection for people on right
    • In general, the people on the right are the nicest
    • Generally, people on the right are nicer to me, even when we disagree
    • Prioritizing the truth
    • Prioritizing the best result
  • In politics, facts don’t matter
    • Reason and truth work in almost every realm of life…except politics
    • Politics has ALWAYS been 100% BS
    • President Trump just does more of it…and better than anyone else
    • The outcome is better results
  • Hit piece by Michael Martin of Metro
    • Personal identity
    • Group identity

 

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Episode 103: WAKE UP, PUNCHY!

Topics:

  • Nicknamer-In-Chief dubs De Niro “Punchy”
  • North Korea trip reactions
    • Is the world safer now?
    • Trump wills things into existence
    • Giving trust to build and receive trust
    • NK political prisoners?
  • The criticism of video President Trump created for Chairman Kim

 

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Episode 102: Who “Won” the Singapore Summit?

Topics:

  • Everything given by both sides so far…can be easily taken away
    • Is that good?
    • Building trust
    • It’s missing the point to ask “Who’s ahead?”
  • Punchy De Niro

 

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Episode 101: Video That President Trump Shared With Chairman Kim, Wow!

Topics:

  • Credit to the video authors…this video is amazing!
  • Review of the persuasion concepts employed by the video
    • History doesn’t repeat, history evolves
    • This is same message Kanye and Candice are sharing with us
    • Great example of President Trump using ego as a tool
    • Has there EVER been a better diplomatic move?

 

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Episode 100: Singapore Summit Progress

Topics:

  • Dennis Rodman wearing MAGA hat during CNN interview with Chris Cuomo
  • Both Trump and Kim are saying a version of what Kanye has been saying
    • Don’t let the past ruin the future
    • Rejecting failures of the past, allowing hope/progress for the future
  • Robert Cialdini concept of “saying it makes it real”
  • President Trump and Chairman Kim have “changed the frame”
  • Recent spike in anti-conservative chatter
  • How to spot the tell for reactions based on no escape path for Trump’s critics

 

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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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