A Reality Check cartoon by Dave Whammond. Continue reading “The liar’s paradox in cartoon form”
The statues of Oscar Wilde and Estonian writer Eduard Wilde sitting on a bench, in Tartu, Estonia. Continue reading “Why the liar can be far more civilized”
“Saints may always tell the truth, but for mortals living means lying.” – Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, who heard the case.
Until 2006 in the United States, saying that you earned medals as a war hero wasn’t a crime. Then the Stolen Valor Act was enacted, which made wearing, making or selling military decorations and medals illegal. But that law was challenged as a violation of free speech. In March of 2011, a U. S. Court struck down the law as unconstitutional. The next stop for the fight? The United States Supreme Court.
Is free speech (which includes lying) more important than the right of those who earned honors in the military?
A fake Medal of Honor or Purple Heart: Is it free speech? Federal appeals court rules that the “Stolen Valor Act” curbs free speech: You don’t have to actually have a Medal of Honor or Purple Heart to say you have one. The Christian Science Monitor>>
"I know you will be interested in me."
A dating story from the UK.
Rebecca Kew, a 25-year-old woman, met Peter Wall, 30-years-old, on a dating site. Continue reading “The lies of Peter Wall, a liar”
In bars, the writer lied and said his name was Gardner Barnes. (This is not the author.)
Continue reading “The compulsive liar who’s also a romantic”
"I’m a bad person, I’m crazy, I’m sick in the head."
Continue reading “Meet Dan Kaufman, compulsive liar”
Who is not a member of the club?
Perversely, the six women belonging to the "No Deception Club" are required to always tell lies, and one of the women below is going to get kicked out of the club because she’s telling the truth. Who’s getting kicked out? Continue reading “One of these women is not a liar – a puzzle”
This plant is not ironic.
I think much of my life has been a struggle between an ironic versus a sincere stance regarding the world.
"Can I, uh, tell you something…"
A humorous mash-up of pathological lying and advertising. Yes, that will sell SUVs. Continue reading “It’s okay to be a pathological liar, isn’t it?”
How great is this Forbes article? Continue reading “14 tips to unmask a liar (but are they useful?)”