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White House presses for team of ‘nudge’ experts to sway American behavior
Washington Times ^ | 7/30/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley

Posted on 07/30/2013 9:49:29 PM PDT by Nachum

The White House has kicked off several federal projects aimed at influencing how Americans react to certain policy reforms, going so far as to solicit behavior experts to join a British-style “Behavioral Insights Team” to help nudge voters into accepting key political programs. “Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less and help people to achieve their goals,” a document on the government program states, Fox News reported. The document, emailed by White House senior adviser Maya Shankar and obtained by Fox News, also seeks applicants to join the federal government’s behavior modification team.

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KEYWORDS: behavior; brainwash; casssunstein; dearleader; experts; ilduce; levinlive; nudge; nudgesquad; propaganda; tyranny
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To: Nachum

What country do we live in again?

Obama is creating a Ministry of Propaganda!

Isn’t it enough that the entire news media is nothing but a propaganda arm of the government?


41 posted on 07/31/2013 3:36:02 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: HiTech RedNeck

First it is important to BELIEVE in God again.


42 posted on 07/31/2013 3:36:44 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Nachum
The White House has kicked off several federal projects aimed at influencing how Americans react to certain policy reforms, going so far as to solicit behavior experts to join a British-style “Behavioral Insights Team” to help nudge voters into accepting key political programs.

People obviously aren't as smart as their dear leaders.

43 posted on 07/31/2013 3:48:05 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: DanielRedfoot

Another one that Beck was on before anyone else.


44 posted on 07/31/2013 3:52:18 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Nachum

I suspect that political prisoners will now have a reason to be experimented upon. Can anyone say Hitlers?


45 posted on 07/31/2013 4:44:12 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Biggirl

Don’t wait for America to show belief before you do. We already got a cloud of witnesses.


46 posted on 07/31/2013 4:56:31 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

How about “North Minehead By-Election”?

Hitler-Cleese is ranting from a balcony as Ribbentrop-Chapman circulates among the rubes observing, “He’s right, you know”.

Easier to train child propagandists than to pass new laws. Instead of outlawing smoking, have children in restaurants scream “MOMMY, that nasty man is SMOKING!!”


47 posted on 07/31/2013 5:52:03 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: combat_boots; Nachum

The thread directly below has a pic of the person in “charge”.

Federal ‘nudge squad’ led by 20-something gears up to change Americans’ behaviors – for our own good

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3049257/posts

Gov’t Knows Best? White House creates ‘nudge squad’ to shape behavior

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3049014/posts


48 posted on 07/31/2013 7:06:18 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Nachum; All

Let’s just use the correct word here: BULLY! That is all the Democrats are these days.


49 posted on 07/31/2013 8:19:23 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I think you’re Jewish cultural background, you’d probably know this detail.. but isn’t nudge (pronounced noodj) a Yiddish term for “an annoying person”?

It is actually a different word. Nudge is an English word. "A Noodj" is a noun meaning pretty much what you described. The vowel is pronounced different. uh vs. oo.

50 posted on 07/31/2013 8:41:22 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: elcid1970

“I don’t like the sound of these ‘ere boncentration bamps!”


51 posted on 07/31/2013 8:46:40 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

“Mr. Hilter, it’s Mr. McGoering. He says he’s found a place where you can hide bombers by the hour.”


52 posted on 07/31/2013 10:03:15 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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