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Considering the number of non-cons, barely-cons and liberal-cons that have appeared on FR recently, and the number of Rudy boosters who have suddenly come out of the woodwork, this is a very important article.

I first learned about this on FR many years ago and it seems like it's time for a refresher course on how the Left operates.
1 posted on 12/07/2006 9:39:57 AM PST by Antoninus
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To: Antoninus

Sounds like Rush and Sean to me...


2 posted on 12/07/2006 9:42:58 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Antoninus

It, and its variants, work when the victims are willing to sit and listen for a significant period of time. I usually am lost forever between the 'Sure is cold today' and the 'so we should levy a head tax of $20 a month.'


3 posted on 12/07/2006 9:43:58 AM PST by RightWhale (RTRA DLQS GSCW)
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To: Tired of Taxes; little jeremiah; EdReform; scripter

Ping.


4 posted on 12/07/2006 9:45:29 AM PST by Antoninus (Rudy as nominee = President Hillary. Why else do you think the media love him?)
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The left isn't this smart - they will just call you a racists, shout homophobia, want grandma to go hungrey, etc. or just say "it is for the children" if you disagree with them. They will avoid debating any issue.


5 posted on 12/07/2006 9:47:02 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Antoninus

This nicely summarizes the entire global warming "debate."


7 posted on 12/07/2006 9:48:32 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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ping for later


8 posted on 12/07/2006 9:49:09 AM PST by Rippin
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bttt


10 posted on 12/07/2006 9:51:03 AM PST by Excellence (Vote Dhimmocrat; Submit for Peace! (Bacon bits make great confetti.))
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ping for later


15 posted on 12/07/2006 9:53:21 AM PST by navyguy (We don't need more youth. What we need is a fountain of SMART.)
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To: Antoninus
A friend clued me into this years ago; I believe I still have the hardcopy he gave me that may be from your link.

Once you're aware of it, this technique is really obvious when others use it.

17 posted on 12/07/2006 9:54:54 AM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS) "If God is not, everything is permitted." Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
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To: Claud

Just ping.


18 posted on 12/07/2006 9:55:13 AM PST by Antoninus (Rudy as nominee = President Hillary. Why else do you think the media love him?)
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To: Oberon

Pingferlater.


19 posted on 12/07/2006 9:55:40 AM PST by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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The other thing leftist manipulators do is simply wear people down. Any normal person will get tired of discussion groups and committees and subcommittees and endless meetings and pointless debates. After a while the only people left to make the decisions are the pros willing to sit it all out to the end.


21 posted on 12/07/2006 9:57:50 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: neverdem; Howlin; Congressman Billybob; Antoninus

Technical, not easy to read, but accurate.

She misses the "group dynamics" (group think) of the media "prejudging" and reporting selectively on outcomes.


23 posted on 12/07/2006 10:03:09 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: labette

ping


26 posted on 12/07/2006 10:06:20 AM PST by labette (I'm not an expert, but I play one on Free Republic. You can too!)
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Great article! We really need to know how to counter the left's mind control.


27 posted on 12/07/2006 10:06:27 AM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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Another way libs consolidate power is by what I call "co-credentialing". This is where Liberal Group A takes special note by giving an award or by praising the work of a member of Liberal Group B. Liberal Group C gives similar notice to a member in Liberal Group A. Liberal Group B praises a member of Liberal Group C.

Every group gets self elevated by basking in the glow of achievement of the notable members of the other groups. (Jesse Jackson has raised this basking behavior to an art form of self promotion) Members get to put the award in their trophy case and mention it on their resumes. Recipients also find it easier to get grants and positions on boards, thus increasing liberal influence yet more.

Most importantly, the MSM now has another source to quote when they need an authoritative liberal who can now be even more weighty when the awards are mentioned.
30 posted on 12/07/2006 10:24:15 AM PST by theBuckwheat
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It works in jury rooms, too. I watched it.

The technique has one vulnerability in particular, and that is that the facilitators must be able to maintain the illusion of centrality. Where the other participants are able to insist that they commit to and defend their own points of view (like everybody else) the leverage they derive from the occupation of an ostensibly central ground is lost.

You do see this a lot on the 'net and occasionally on FR, usually practiced by someone who only asks questions, a technique also prevalent within the "Critical Thinking" curricula. An old and notorious FR troll named Ash was an expert at it.

31 posted on 12/07/2006 10:26:04 AM PST by Billthedrill
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Plenty of good points.

However, imho, the Delphi technique is merely a neutral process.

IN THE HANDS OF GLOBALISTS, IT'S !NOT! a neutral process.

But we could use it powerfully if we cared to, for conservative goals. It originally started out as a process for predicting future events on the basis of a diversity of inputs contributing more powerfully to an accurate prediction. And, as such, it was way above chance in accuracy.

Sounds like it's been momrphed and tarnished with the whole evil globalist schtick.


32 posted on 12/07/2006 10:27:05 AM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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This article describes all too common methods of manipulating public consultations -- but, it doesn't describe the Delphi technique.


33 posted on 12/07/2006 10:29:24 AM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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This is how sending things to committee can really screw things up. Logic often takes a backseat to consensus.


34 posted on 12/07/2006 10:30:13 AM PST by TX Bluebonnet
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