[Ads-l] lie

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 23 15:39:41 EDT 2021


They lie flat, as opposed to flat-out lying

MAM. .

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021, 1:03 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> So you can't trust the inconstant moon either.
>
> I trust the flat-earthers. They have no reason to lie.
>
> JL
>
> On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 12:25 PM Mark Mandel <markamandel at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Well, the Moon always lies *in the northern hemisphere*. In the Tropics
> her
> > path takes her through or near the zenith on her monthly apparent journey
> > from east to west and the edge of the shadow is roughly parallel to that
> > line, so it depends on which way you're facing. And in the southern
> > hemisphere she tells the truth.
> >
> > Mark A. Mandel
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 22, 2021, 4:38 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > > On Sep 22, 2021, at 4:03 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > https://www.yahoo.com/news/thought-knew-sun-color-lie-133422094.html
> :
> > > >
> > > > What You Thought You Knew About the Sun’s Color Is a Lie
> > > >
> > > > (People say it's yellow, but it's really white. Liars!)
> > > >
> > > > JL
> > >
> > > I don’t know—from the write-up it looks like it’s the sun that's the
> > > liar.  I was told the moon always lies (it makes a capital D when it’s
> > > crescent and a C when it’s decrescent), but apparently you can’t trust
> > any
> > > heavenly bodies.  Or even Springsteen:
> > >
> > > The piss-yellow sun
> > > Comes bringing up the day
> > > She said "Ain't nobody can give nobody
> > > What they really need anyway”
> > > (“Dry Lightning”)
> > >
> > > Is nothing sacred?
> > >
> > > LH
> > >
> > >
> > > >
> > > > On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 10:19 AM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> Interesting how one deals with opinions expressed as facts,
> especially
> > > when
> > > >> they are found to be wrong later. Are they Schrodinger statements,
> > only
> > > >> found to be true or false once we "open the box"?
> > > >>
> > > >> On Fri, Aug 13, 2021, 10:05 AM Jonathan Lighter <
> > wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> > > >
> > > >> wrote:
> > > >>
> > > >>> 'any idea or statement that is untrue or that one disagrees with.'
> > > >>>
> > > >>> I've been hearing this a lot on cable news, though not from
> > > journalists.
> > > >>> Ex.:
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Quora.com:  "Electrons absolutely positively do not whizz around
> the
> > > >>> nucleus of an atom. That idea is a lie-to-children, a
> simplification
> > > told
> > > >>> [to] young kids in grade school."
> > > >>>
> > > >>> CNN: "Rugged individualism is a lie."
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Also v.:
> > > >>>
> > > >>> Protest sign seen on FOX News: "FAUCI LIED PEOPLE DIED"
> > > >>>
> > > >>> JL
> > > >>>
> > > >>> --
> > > >>> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
> > > >> truth."
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