There are so many different reasons that a person might lie.

not only was she cheating with her bestfriend but now light of the situation she is with the guy that I found texts on her phone a year into our 3 year relationship (she told me they was just from a friend Charlie) turns out the last year of the relationship they wasn’t just friends… Nadine Charlie and Lauren. 3 people in my life I’ve cut out

“The Lie and The Liar are Now Being Exposed.”

 People lie everyday to, in someway or another, keep themselves out of trouble.
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What is it that provokes them to lie?

Mr. Deputy and friends were attempting to secure a fraud conviction, and had to portray Dennis as a criminal selling no viable technologies. The SAMP Act was a civil law, and a forty-year sentence because Dennis did not file a form would be a stretch, even for them. Mr. Deputy also knew that, which was why he intimidated all of Dennis’s technical people. Several had unimpeachable credentials regarding the technologies, and if any of them testified, Mr. Deputy and friends would have difficulty making the fraud charges stick. Although Dennis’s experts fled, others had experience with Dennis’s heat pump and could credibly testify to its performance. At the preliminary hearing, the "experts" the prosecution paraded onto the witness stand included: two ex-Seattle employees who tried from us a year earlier and had a poor , and in court; an electric company consultant who had never seen Dennis’s heat pump run but testified that it would not work; and a college professor whose experience was limited to once testing a broken system.

In most cases, people lie to protect their personal interests.

We talked awhile about Dennis and our experiences. Gary discussed some of his adventures, and remarked that he was alive primarily because he never broke the law. Otherwise, they would have found an excuse to murder him long ago. Gary was an old-school policeman who believed in the law and its potential for justice. Gary believed that the law could work if properly enforced. While he could not claim many victories while challenging the legal gangsters, he believed he someday might.

More common in children and teenagers, we lie to make others think we’re cool.
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Henry Cloud and John Townsend say people lie for one of two reasons.

I can so identify with John Koffee. Seems everywhere we turn we are buried under tsunamis of lies and deceit, cover-ups and evil intent. What makes it all even worse is knowing that incomprehensibly vast amounts of human time and energy are consciously devoted to sustaining and perpetuating the lies and the falsehoods, all, by design, intended to confuse, stupify and derange the public at large. Basically and in no uncertain terms, TO F**K OVER THE VAST MAJORITY OF HUMANITY BY A SELECT MINORITY. The success of these campaigns is nowhere more in evidence than in and among so-called environmental groups and even in some groups whose platforms include anti-geoengineering. While many such groups will go to gargantuan lengths to march on the streets to demand action on global warming/climate change, we stand in awe of the near total omission of geoengineering from the activism so earnestly expressed by these, I'm sure, well intentioned folks. How is this even possible? And given the slow but steady accumulation of public awareness regarding the atrocities in our skies, how is it possible we have yet to reach enough critical mass to stage mass protests worldwide? I am keeping faith that we will get to that point. Seems there's no way it CAN'T happen at some point. As Dane has said many times, if the public were to truly awaken to the magnitude of these crimes, there would be a tsunami of rage on the streets, and in the infinite concentric circles of social media.

Still I wonder if people who lie understand what they’re doing.

The high theater that greeted me while walking into the courtroom was merely a prelude. Ms. Prosecutor was a local law school graduate (the place nearly looked like a barn, and graduates of it often acted like it was one), and she prosecuted the case from the moment that Dennis was arrested. Technically, he no longer had a million-dollar bail. In the first bail hearing the judge reduced it to a paltry $750,000, which was still by far the highest bail of the 1,200 county jail inmates. At that hearing, I was shocked to hear Ms. Prosecutor telling outrageous lies. If Dennis had ever told a lie remotely as big as the ones I heard her tell, he would still be behind bars. Soon after Dennis was arrested, his lawyer approached Ms. Prosecutor, asking her if they could work out a deal. Her response to Dennis’s attorney was, "If he pleads guilty to all charges, I will see that he doesn't get the death penalty!"

Accept the consequences. You’re going to have to pay for your lies.

At one point, Mr. Researcher asked Mr. Investigator, "Has it ever occurred to you that Dennis Lee just might be innocent?" Mr. Investigator replied: "I do not care if he is innocent. I am paid to get convictions." Mr. Researcher said that the prosecution's case appeared to be built on lies and deception, and Mr. Investigator said, "Sure, we lie. Everybody lies. I lie however much is required to secure a conviction." Mr. Investigator was trying to disabuse Mr. Researcher of fairy-tale notions regarding the legal system, and was voicing opinions probably held by most American prosecutors, but only in Ventura would they say it aloud. Mr. Researcher has used Mr. Investigator’s words ever since in the courtroom when he has been summoned for jury duty. He is immediately dismissed when repeating Mr. Investigator’s words.