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04/19/2016

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Gregg

Yahoo is for sale. Bullshit sells!

Andy

But the bullshit works. This is the most important point, people suck it up, they love bullshit. The one thing nobody wants to hear, is how badly they are getting fucked today. People want to be told that they are the ones who need to get back in the game, they need reassurance that the game is worth playing, reality is just too depressing.

Kirk

Indeed. But when the bullshitee EVENTUALLY is forced to admit they've been screwed people are mostly clueless and typically blame their situation on whatever scapegoat du jour is identified by the bullshitter of record! Worse, many humans are incapable of admitting they've made a mistake and unwilling to learn so we live in a "rinse and repeat" downward cycle of bullshit begetting disastrous bullshit "solutions" begetting further bullshit . . .

Dave Cohen

@Kirk

Re: so we live in a "rinse and repeat" downward cycle of bullshit begetting disastrous bullshit "solutions" begetting further bullshit...

You've seen the light!

best,

-- Dave

T e Cho

Great post Dave, im dumbfounded how....1 out of touch the elites are, 2 that they expect us to believe this BS, 3 and/or they believe it themselves...

Wow, are they in for a suprise.

Mike Roberts

And note that Sam Ro's views are actually exempt from the irrationalities and biases that he sees elsewhere.

"By most measures, the economy is doing great." Another classic from Obama.

Jack Jones

"The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those that don't have it"

JJ

Paul

Exceptional bullshit is only required when the reality is profoundly different to the lies.

colinc

The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those that don't have it.

Concise, cogent and profound! I LIKE it! I hope you don't mind if I "borrow" it. Would you like me to include "proper" attribution in any reprint(s) I might make? Kind of reminds me of a time, a couple hundred years ago, when SOME people had knowledge/know-how/understanding beyond the ken of their "peers" and exhibited such, they found themselves tied to a stake and torched.

Lidia17

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." --George Bernard Shaw

A person WHO does xyz.. not a person THAT does xyz. What has happened to using "who"? All I hear these days is "that". Very annoying.

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Dave, I love your analysis of this article.

Brian

The "system", as it exists, is largely based on the greater fool theory. Prices (and emotions) can be driven higher simply based on the fact that you can point to the next greater fool who is willing to pay some price or believe some ridiculous thing. The system requires such fools in order to use them to find the next greater fool. Therefore, the system is continually trawling for fools who can be parted from their money and/or reality.

Unfortunately, it's not a hard quarry to catch.

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The comments on Yahoo are angry but not very insightful--though I wouldn't take that as representative of the readership. My experience with MSM comment sections (and most "alternative" comment sections as well) is that anything even halfway constructive or insightful, and indeed anything at all that fails to follow one of the sanctioned narratives, will be ruthlessly removed as having violated conveniently ill-defined "standards"; while partisan cant, blatant trolling, and personal insults will be given a pass.

It's a great way to create the illusion of a freewheeling discussion without the risk that anyone will come away from it more enlightened than they went in, while simultaneously giving everyone the impression that their fellow citizens are all feckless morons and a lost cause.

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