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>Is This Guy For Real – How Can I Tell If He’s Lying?

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How to Know if Someone Is Lying

Know if Someone Is Lying

Know if Someone Is Lying
To quote Christopher Walken a la “True Romance” regarding lies, “a guy’s got 17 pantomimes; a girl’s got 20.” There are often cues and signs that someone may be lying. But before you whack them, remember there may also be understandable reasons for the lie.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Instructions

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    Look for body language that might indicate someone is lying, such as not looking you in the eye when speaking to you, being fidgety, or acting nervous or uncomfortable.
  2. 2
    Listen for inconsistencies in what the person tells you, such as different stories on different days, different time frames, mistakes in remembering details or mixing up details.
  3. 3
    Notice if the person steadfastly resists answering any questions. Extreme defensiveness could mean that he or she is trying to hide something.
  4. 4
    Notice if the person accuses you of lying or being deceitful when you really haven’t been. This could reflect the other person’s own underlying behavior, which he or she is projecting onto you rather than owning up to it.
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    Listen to your gut and intuition. You may just know someone is lying. If you are not sure, don’t jump to conclusions. Try to get some evidence to back up your hunch.
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    Consider asking directly if the person has lied to you. Many people feel bad getting caught up in lies, and find it a relief to finally be honest.
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    Try to be understanding and listen to the person’s reasons for lying. Was he trying not to hurt you? Was she afraid you would be angry, upset or disappointed?
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    Look at your possible role in having someone lie to you. Are you someone who gets so upset hearing the truth that others feel they can’t be honest with you?

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>Is America Like Greece: Inglorious Confiscations Coming?

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The Inglorious Mess
That Is Greece

Ah, the glory that was Greece! Too bad the modern country is anything but. The nation-state of Greece is going broke, and going broke spectacularly.
And, dare I say it, instructively?
Everybody’s blaming everybody else, there. But the simple truth of the matter is that the politicians of Greece — both socialist and “conservative” — enticed citizens to go along with a sustained binge of spending, spending far beyond revenues.
And then the government lied to European Union HQ in Brussels about how much it was spending over revenues.
And, you guessed it, Greece continued to borrow even more.
Yes, public spending in Greece was more out-of-control thangovernment spending here in America. And that’s why it’s instructive. What is happening right now to Greece is happening elsewhere in Europe — Italy, Spain, Portugal — and is on pace to happen to us, too.
Greece does have one option the good ol’ US of A doesn’t have: It can go begging to the European Union. So far, saner heads in the EU are saying “no,” but that may not last.
While we don’t have that option, Greece lacks ours: With the Euro as its standard, it’s constrained from the monetary fiddling that American leaders are tempted with. Inflation. Hyperinflation.
When things get worse here, we’ll hear talk of huge tax hikes, confiscations, and sovereign default.
But also expect a lot of what Greek politicians did: Lying.
Inglorious, eh?
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.

>CIA Got Rid of Gibbs – Now Obama’s Stuck With This Goonie Bird

>This story comes from NewsBusters. Since it is largely a recording of a public meeting and that material not under copyright, we are publishing it here. This story proves only one thing: that Obama has no respect for the American people, public opinion, professional journalism and journalists. We wonder when Gibs will get the ax for looking so bad as he avoids answering  hundreds of questions honestly. His schtick is akin to soft shoe dancing, posing, messing with people like Helen Thomas. In this dancing from questions farce, he is much like the mating Albatross who puts on quite a show to woo a willing mate.

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Meredith Vieira hits Dick Morris with liberal spin

ABC, NBC, and CBS gorge on GOP, ignore Dem scandals

CNN edits out that ‘insurance insider’ bashing conservative ads works for far-left group

The story was printed before in News Busters and elsewhere and reports on a Robert Gibbs press conference which looks more and more like a non event as each day passes. The thing that is little understood is that Gibbs was a former professional wrestler named Bobo, for Bob. While he only won four of fifty bouts, he is both feared and hated by the press corps because he refuses to tell the truth, even when Helen Thomas takes him to the mat as she did in the following press conference. 

Is the press corps starting to tire of the Obama Administration?

The above title is the question all America is asking. There is an air of arrogance about Gibbs, though we can’t understand why because of his simpleton answers. He never directly answers anything, between the stammering and “uhs” except when he is lying and that is most of the time.
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At a press conference today, Helen Thomas and CBS’s Chip Reid got into it with Robert Gibbs over how the administration has been prepackaging media events.

First Reid asked why the questions for Wednesday’s town hall on healthcare were being preselected. After Gibbs tried to dodge that question a few times, Thomas became involved, saying, “We have never had that in the White House. I’m amazed that you people … call for openness and transparency.”

Thomas said that the administration was trying to control the media, and she pointed out how they coordinated questions with the Huffington Post at a press conference.

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Thomas is not the first journalist to question the White House’s coordination with the Huffington Post. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank also took the White House to task for the coordination.

Wednesday’s press conference was also not the only media event that was in some way coordinated. Previous town halls have featured Obama campaign supporters and Democratic politicians lobbing softballs at Obama.

As Thomas noted, “[Obama’s] formal engagements are prepackaged.”

After Gibbs continued to dodge questions, Thomas said, “Of course you would, because you don’t have any answers.”

Before the exchange ended, Reid asked Gibbs to pass along this question to Obama: “Is he going to support a tax increase on the middle class?”  Afterwards, Thomas told CNS News that Obama’s grip on the media is even greater than that of Richard Nixon.

Nixon didn’t try to do that.  They couldn’t control [the media]. They didn’t try that.  What the hell do they think we are, puppets?  They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants.  We pay them.  …  I’m not saying there has never been managed news before, but this is carried to fare-thee-well–for the town halls, for the press conferences.  It’s blatant. They don’t give a damn if you know it or not. They ought to be hanging their heads in shame.

The full exchange between Thomas and Gibbs is below:

HELEN THOMAS: We have never had that in the White House. We have had some control [inaudible]. I’m amazed that you people who call for openness and transparency…

ROBERT GIBBS: You haven’t even heard the questions.

CHIP REID: It doesn’t matter. It’s the process.  Even if there’s a tough question, it’s a question coming from somebody who was invited and who was screened or the question was screened.

GIBBS: Chip, Chip, lets have this discussion at the conclusion of the town hall meetings.

THOMAS: No, no, no, we’re having it now.

GIBBS: Well, I’d be happy to have it now.

THOMAS: It’s a pattern.

GIBBS: Which questions do you object to at the town hall meeting?

THOMAS: It’s a pattern.

GIBBS: What’s a pattern?

THOMAS: It’s a pattern of controlling the press.

GIBBS: How so? Is there any evidence going on that I’m currently controlling the press? Poorly, I might add.

THOMAS: Your formal engagements are prepackaged.

GIBBS: How so?

REID: Well, and controlling the public.

THOMAS: How so? By calling reporters the night before to tell them they’re going to be called on. That is shocking.

GIBBS: We’ve had this discussion ad nauseum, and uh…

THOMAS: Of course you would, because you don’t have any answers.

GIBBS: Uh, well, because I didn’t know you were going to ask a question, Helen.

THOMAS: Well you should have.

GIBBS: Have you emailed your question today?

THOMAS: I don’t have to email. I can tell you right now what I want to say.

GIBBS: I don’t doubt that at all, Helen.

REID: Actually, could you pass along a question from all of us to the president: Is he going to support a tax increase on the middle class?