Author Topic: Trump Derangement Syndrome  (Read 46143 times)

cobafdek

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Re: Trump Derangement Syndrome
« Reply #160 on: May 10, 2018, 09:56:45 PM »
If this is the kind of world and results that Trump brings about, then I hope that your Russian oligarch gives $1,000,000 next election:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/10/trump-welcomes-back-americans-freed-by-north-korea.html

Also, heads will explode (and most of those who are deep in TDS will go deeper) because of Kanye West and others, like:

https://twitter.com/realkareemdream/status/994746603876446208



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Re: Trump Derangement Syndrome
« Reply #161 on: May 12, 2018, 08:18:41 AM »
I've got the syndrome real bad tonight. $500k paid from a Russian oligarch directly to Mr. Trump's personal attorney. I got the syndrome so bad. I'm completely deranged. Completely biased. All sorts of cognitive issues in my brain right now. Anyone care to try and sound smart while reexplaining some shitty pop-psychology book they read three chapters of while bored on a layover in an airport? There's some nugget of truth in there somewhere to explain why what I'm seeing isn't really what I'm seeing, right? Right?

Well since my last post was reported and removed (presumably for it's blunt accuracy), I'll just say that while I am sympathetic to your delusion, cobafdek, there is a saying about playing chess with pigeons.

The "last post" referred to was by Schwab711.  It is the missing one.  There are other pathognomonic signs and linguistic clues for the suspicion that Schwab711 = investor-man = LC, so that this may be an example of a multiple personality manifestation of TDS.  (Anybody keeping track of how many people using multiple pseudonyms on CoBF?)  Sad!

The post taken down linked to a Taleb tweet.  That post was so lost in the weeds that it missed the big one.  I myself pointed out my own cognitive blindness in my original post of this entire thread.  SharperDingaan replied in a non-hysterical way suggesting he didn't take it personally.  That got me out of my hallucinatory interpretation of his post.

Ironically, SharperDingaan did so by referencing Russia ("Ask any Russian.")  Rather than getting obsessed by the Russian collusion delusion, I did finish reading that dimestore Russian novel I referred to early in this thread.  My favorite quote:  "If everything in the universe were sensible, nothing would happen."

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Re: Trump Derangement Syndrome
« Reply #162 on: May 12, 2018, 12:15:17 PM »
I've got the syndrome real bad tonight. $500k paid from a Russian oligarch directly to Mr. Trump's personal attorney. I got the syndrome so bad. I'm completely deranged. Completely biased. All sorts of cognitive issues in my brain right now. Anyone care to try and sound smart while reexplaining some shitty pop-psychology book they read three chapters of while bored on a layover in an airport? There's some nugget of truth in there somewhere to explain why what I'm seeing isn't really what I'm seeing, right? Right?

Well since my last post was reported and removed (presumably for it's blunt accuracy), I'll just say that while I am sympathetic to your delusion, cobafdek, there is a saying about playing chess with pigeons.

The "last post" referred to was by Schwab711.  It is the missing one.  There are other pathognomonic signs and linguistic clues for the suspicion that Schwab711 = investor-man = LC, so that this may be an example of a multiple personality manifestation of TDS.  (Anybody keeping track of how many people using multiple pseudonyms on CoBF?)  Sad!

I believe you cracked the case. I shouldn't have skimped on the software license.
https://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/software-helps-identify-anonymous-writers-or-helps-them-stay-that-way/
« Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 12:19:59 PM by Schwab711 »

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Re: Trump Derangement Syndrome
« Reply #163 on: May 20, 2018, 03:08:04 PM »
To be a realist, one has to believe in miracles.


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Re: Trump Derangement Syndrome
« Reply #165 on: May 24, 2018, 10:56:26 AM »

https://www.forbes.com/sites/petercohan/2018/05/24/elon-musks-trump-derangement-syndrome/

Although this is a hit piece, it accomplishes the same purpose as this previously linked article:

https://spectator-usa.com/2018/03/donald-trump-is-the-steve-jobs-of-politics/

That article suggested imagining Trump = Steve Jobs, and now Forbes is pairing Trump with Elon Musk.  Good job Peter Cohan!

Intentional or not, these articles could play a role in breaking the mass hysteria anti-Trump bubble by priming the people's collective mind for continued future success for the Trump administration. 
Who knows?  Some rabid anti-Trumpers will always remain that way, but nothing succeeds like success.

By the way, the above Forbes article reminds me of all those Alan Abelson columns in Barron's in the 1990s, presenting the rational and logical case why Amazon.com could not continue for much longer in their cash-burning ways, the accounting doesn't work, etc. etc. etc.  Jeff Bezos has the last laugh.  Maybe Musk and Trump will as well.

We'll see.

Edit:  Meanwhile - https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/999432465495285760
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Re: Trump Derangement Syndrome
« Reply #167 on: May 28, 2018, 10:23:49 AM »
On Memorial Day, the president takes some time to remember that those that gave the ultimate sacrifice are grateful to him: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1001085207825534976

The guy cant even go one day without making it about himself.  What a loser.


Compare that with Obama: https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1001131488103030784
« Last Edit: May 28, 2018, 10:31:42 AM by doughishere »

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Re: Trump Derangement Syndrome
« Reply #168 on: May 28, 2018, 01:26:53 PM »
I don't really care if he is arrogant, an idiot or whatever as long as he takes care of real business unlike Obama who was a pathetic useless loser who could only make great speaches.

Taking care of business such as protecting the border which is an immediate and real issue:

http://www.kitco.com/news/2018-05-28/UPDATE-1-Mexico-violence-hits-Canadian-silver-miner-apos-s-operations.html

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Re: Trump Derangement Syndrome
« Reply #169 on: May 28, 2018, 03:50:05 PM »
Trump has lowered taxes for businesses in the US  in a significant way. He is also carving away regulation. Like the man or hate the man what he is doing will help companies (with operations domiciled in the US) be much more profitable. In the short term I would expect this will also lead to higher growth.