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duncang

(1,907 posts)
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:00 PM Apr 2017

Asking for some help about one of Ivanka's books

The other day on one of the news shows (I think it was a newscast can't remember for sure.) they showed a excerpt from one of ivanka's books with her saying it was okay to lie. And making a pretty long justification of why it's okay.

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Asking for some help about one of Ivanka's books (Original Post) duncang Apr 2017 OP
Is this what you were looking for? aquamarina Apr 2017 #1
My husband and I read that Bettie Apr 2017 #3
Exactly, aquamarina Apr 2017 #5
Also, they are grifters/thieves. jrthin Apr 2017 #6
In other words, it's okay to be dishonest. onlyadream Apr 2017 #4
The rotten apple doesn't fall far from the family tree, does it? Hekate Apr 2017 #7
That is it. duncang Apr 2017 #8
It was on John Oliver's show genxlib Apr 2017 #2
That was it duncang Apr 2017 #9
 

aquamarina

(1,865 posts)
1. Is this what you were looking for?
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:10 PM
Apr 2017

"Perception is more important than reality. If someone perceives something to be true, it is more important than if it is in fact true. This doesn't mean you should be duplicitous or deceitful, but don't go out of your way to correct a false assumption if it plays to your advantage."

Bettie

(15,878 posts)
3. My husband and I read that
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:30 PM
Apr 2017

and determined this is why we are not rich.

Neither of us can stand there and let a false assumption continue, even if it makes us look good.

Clearly, we're doing it wrong. I wonder sometimes if teaching our kids to be honest will handicap them in today's world.

 

aquamarina

(1,865 posts)
5. Exactly,
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 05:01 PM
Apr 2017

but you and I are working off a different playbook - these people are con men and to them the end justifies the means every time.
It is sad to think we may be at a point where teaching honesty isn't a good thing.

jrthin

(4,802 posts)
6. Also, they are grifters/thieves.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 05:17 PM
Apr 2017

You, your husband, me, my husband, and most of us do honest work for honest (admittedly could be more honest) pay. We aren't thieves! Too often using the word grifters soften us the fact that we are talking about thieves.

onlyadream

(2,155 posts)
4. In other words, it's okay to be dishonest.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 05:01 PM
Apr 2017

As long as it's to your advantage. This is why the world sucks.

duncang

(1,907 posts)
8. That is it.
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 05:58 PM
Apr 2017

Family values showing. Reminds me of those late nite coin sales shows. What show high prices for "x" grade coin. But that is if it is graded by pcgs or ngc. They are selling ones from another company. And that is the price someone wants for it. Not the actual price they go for. (Look at ebay asking prices then look at actual completed sales price. A lot of people ask for a lot but have to actually sell them a lot lower.)

duncang

(1,907 posts)
9. That was it
Tue Apr 25, 2017, 05:59 PM
Apr 2017

Couldn't remember who had that. It seems with this prez. the satirist can make a better case of what is wrong with this prez. then the news can. They bring things in to context.

It was at 9 minutes in to his video.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017435309

But worth watching the whole clip

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