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  • Group seeks Trump supporters for event (A weekend of facilitated conversation w/lefties)

    07/05/2017 11:07:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Observer Today ^ | July 6, 2017
    The Better Angels organization (better-angels.org) is currently seeking Trump supporters to join non-Trump supporters for a weekend of facilitated conversation, refreshments, music and fellowship as part of its “One America” National Bus Tour. The project, which will take place in Ithaca (venue TBA) the weekend of Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15, seeks to help bridge the divide between citizens on the political left and right. “It is necessary that we have an equal number of ‘red’ Americans and ‘blue’ Americans participate in the gathering and so far our ‘blue’ numbers are too high.” said Dana LaCroix, one of...
  • Trump Blames “Thugs” for Shocking Violence at Rally (Everyone Else Blames Trump)

    03/12/2016 7:46:02 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 72 replies
    Slate ^ | 3-12-2016 | Daniel Politi
    Five people were arrested Friday night and two officers were injured in skirmishes that broke out after Donald Trump abruptly canceled a Chicago rally on Friday. And Donald Trump had no doubts about who was to blame for the shocking violence: organized “thugs.” Trump tweeted on Saturday: "The organized group of people, many of them thugs, who shut down our First Amendment rights in Chicago, have totally energized America!" Rivals quickly pointed the finger at Trump though, saying that the violence at his rallies reflect the tenor of the frontrunner’s campaign. “A campaign bears responsibility for creating an environment,” said...
  • Using the Delphi Technique to Achieve Consensus

    01/23/2015 4:51:03 PM PST · by Ray76 · 22 replies
    Eagle Forum ^ | Nov 1998 | Lynn Stuter
    The Delphi Technique and consensus building are both founded in the same principle - the Hegelian dialectic of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis, with synthesis becoming the new thesis. In group settings, the Delphi Technique is an unethical method of achieving consensus on controversial topics. It requires well-trained professionals, known as "facilitators" or "change agents," who deliberately escalate tension among group members, pitting one faction against another to make a preordained viewpoint appear "sensible," while making opposing views appear ridiculous. The facilitators or change agents encourage each person in a group to express concerns about the programs, projects, or policies in...
  • How Obama Convinced His Spies to Support the Taliban Prisoner Release (Clapper, Hagel)

    06/03/2014 4:25:49 PM PDT · by mojito · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 6/3/2014 | Eli Lake
    ...[C]urrent U.S. intelligence and defense officials who spoke to The Daily Beast on Monday say the process for exchanging Taliban for Bergdahl this time was rushed and closely held, in some instances leaving little room for any push back against a policy clearly favored by the White House. “This was an example of forcing the consensus,” one U.S. military official said. “The White House knew the answer they wanted and they ended up getting it.” The White House did not even consult or inform Congress until after the prisoner release had begun. Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic chairwoman of the Senate...
  • Maryland police to review arrest of parent who objected to Common Core

    09/24/2013 4:44:40 AM PDT · by opentalk · 57 replies
    Fox news ^ | September 23, 2013
    A Baltimore-area police chief is reviewing the arrest of a man who rose at a town hall-style meeting to challenge the national Common Core standards and wound up in an angry confrontation with an off-duty police officer. Robert Small,46,showed up at the public forum Thursday night in Towson,but when he began asking questions about Common Core, the police officer,who was providing security at the meeting,shut him down. “My question is how does lowering educational standards prepare kids for ... college,because that’s what it’s all about?” Small asked in a scene caught on videotape. But audience members had been told to...
  • The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated! (oldie but goodie)

    01/27/2012 2:11:35 PM PST · by combat_boots · 13 replies
    Ether Zone.via VA Land Rights Commission ^ | September 23, 2002, issue of Ether Zone. | By Albert V. Burns
    ...we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of meetings...to “help determine” public policy in one field or another. They are supposedly being included to get ”input” from the public ... in one of these meetings... ...you will find that there is already someone designated to lead or “facilitate” the meeting. ... Actually, he or she is there for exactly the opposite reason: to see that the conclusions reached during the meeting are in accord with a plan already decided upon by those who called the meeting. The process used to “facilitate” the meeting is called the...
  • US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propaganda

    02/19/2011 5:21:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 18, 2011 | Sean Kerrigan
    The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues. The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week.Click here to view the government contract (PDF)According to the contract, the software would "protect the identity of government agencies" by employing a number...
  • The Delphi Technique — What Is It? (Alinsky Method)

    06/20/2011 2:35:21 PM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 41 replies
    BLOGGER ^ | March 1996 | Lynn M. Stuter
    The Delphi Technique was originally conceived as a way to obtain the opinion of experts without necessarily bringing them together face to face. In recent times, however, it has taken on an all new meaning and purpose. In Educating for the New World Order by B. Eakman, the reader finds reference upon reference for the need to preserve the illusion that there is "…lay, or community, participation (in the decision-making process), while lay citizens were, in fact, being squeezed out." The Delphi Technique is the method being used to squeeze citizens out of the process, effecting a left-wing take over...
  • Allen West- “You’re Not Going to Intimidate Me”, Heckler Arrested at Townhall

    04/26/2011 10:28:47 PM PDT · by Qbert · 52 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | April 26, 2011 | Javier Manjarres
    Immediately after Allen West took the stage at his Town Hall meeting on Tuesday Evening in Fort Lauderdale, several hecklers who were planted in the crowd began to jeer and interrupt his remarks, forcing West to pause several times and then continue once the crowd calmed down.  Police were ultimately forced to removed one of the hecklers from the event. When the hecklers refused to stop their harassment, West stated, “You’re not going to intimidate me.” Minutes later, a woman sitting behind West’s wife , who had been acting in a disruptive and combative manner by yelling at the Congressman and...
  • HOW COLLECTIVISTS USE THE DIAMOND TACTIC TO SWAY PUBLIC MEETINGS AND HOW TO THWART THEM

    01/16/2011 8:42:35 AM PST · by combat_boots · 83 replies · 4+ views
    In the 1960s, I came across a small training manual distributed by the Communist Party that showed how a small group of people – as few as four – could dominate a much larger group and sway the outcome of any action taken by that group. It was called the Diamond Technique. The principle is based on the fact that people in groups tend to be effected by mass psychology. They derive comfort and security from being aligned with the majority, especially if controversy or conflict is involved. Even if they do not like what the majority is doing, if...
  • DADT "survey" results - anybody surprised?

    11/30/2010 4:55:04 PM PST · by jagusafr · 30 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | 30 Nov 10 | Jagusafr
    Is anybody who filled out the DoD DADT survey surprised at the announcement of its results? The questions made the outcome a foregone conclusion. My question is this: isn't the very fact that those who were most against repeal are the ones who do what militaries are made for - fight - a perfect reason to keep the ban in effect? Colonel, USAFR
  • The Recovery Web Site is the Delphi Technique at the Federal Level

    03/05/2009 10:10:48 PM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 8 replies · 740+ views
    Recovery.gov ^ | March 5th, 2009 | Jenny Hatch (Vanity)
    I've been reading through President Obama's much touted Recovery.gov web site and thought I would share the Frequently Asked Questions part of the site. It is in fact, the Delphi Technique in action. Through the whole of that web site, the Consensus and Facilitation of the Hegelian Principle is at work. To fight this phenomenon in our country, Freedom Lovers need to understand the forces at work, and master the language and techniques that will allow us to overcome the Barrage of facilitators and change agents who have just overtaken our country, fully, at the federal level. Please take some...
  • How to Sell a Mess; What "stimulus" advocates learned from the push for war with Iraq

    01/29/2009 9:02:26 PM PST · by Eric Blair 2084 · 13 replies · 528+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | January 29, 2009 | Jesse Walker
    When Washington makes a big decision—to pass the PATRIOT Act, to invade Iraq, to bail out Wall Street, to spend hundreds of billions "stimulating" the economy—the most important stage of the debate isn't the final agreement on what to do. That's just a bunch of details about portions and timing. The key stage comes in the initial rounds, when the acceptable radius of disagreement is established. Your sharpest critics are often your most radical critics, so it's important that their arguments be confined to the foreign press, the blogosphere, and other backwaters. Once those boundaries are ratified, you must police...
  • McCain Derangement Syndrome

    01/22/2009 2:13:10 PM PST · by Bob J · 441 replies · 12,245+ views
    FR | 1-22-08 | Bob J
    There has been much talk of the 8 year BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) from the left but I think it's time we admitted there are DS's on the right and we have to look no further than our own backyard here at FR to find the most glaring example, McCain Derangement Syndrome. McCain wasn't my preferred candidate. In fact, I'd have to go all the way back to Reagan to find my own preferred candidate victorious. But you never get everything you want in politics so many times you have to work with you got and make the best of...
  • What Cizik's Resignation Means for Creation Care

    12/16/2008 9:13:10 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 4 replies · 553+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 12/16/2008 | Sarah Pulliam
    Conservative evangelicals who saw environmentalism as alarmism welcomed Richard Cizik's resignation as the National Association of Evangelicals' Washington lobbyist last week. But evangelicals and scientists who had been working on "creation care" for several years saw it as a blow to their efforts. More than 50 evangelicals — including several environmental advocates — sent a letter to the NAE President Leith Anderson this morning, signaling their support for Cizik's efforts and urging the organization to "carry out Richard's vision of a broad Christian moral agenda." Those who signed the letter included presidents of organizations, professors, pastors, and authors, such as...
  • Understanding the Alinsky Method of “Community Organizing”

    11/13/2008 3:25:59 AM PST · by antonia · 18 replies · 6,669+ views
    www.timesexaminer.com ^ | Sep 24, 2008 | Bob Dill
    Poe: "They are leftists, dedicated to overthrowing our Constitutional system," and "they will go to any length to conceal their radicalism from the public." Understanding the Alinsky Method of "Community Organizing" Written by Bob Dill Sep 24, 2008 at 12:00 AM Meet the Real Obama and Cult of Alinsky " The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9 KJV) It is becoming readily apparent that the "change" being proposed vaguely by Sen. Barack Obama is...
  • Obama the Community Organizer--"Rage to Change"

    07/19/2008 8:33:15 AM PDT · by qwertyz · 18 replies · 108+ views
    Learn-USA ^ | 1972 | J. Michael Arisman
    ORGANIZING TACTICS Alinsky has a very simple method for preparing your people tactically. He advises that you go into little battles you can win first, in order to build up your people's confidence. He advises that later you make alliances that get you bigger battles. In fact, this is very much akin to what he talks about in the training of your people. His primary tactic is to get into action to stoke the brush fires, to get your organization alive, and keep it alive. Again he says everything is in the action — the organizer must use his imagination...
  • Ugly cousin makes noise in liberalism's family tree

    03/18/2008 7:31:40 AM PDT · by qam1 · 25 replies · 4,451+ views
    Calgary Herald ^ | March 18, 2008 | Nigel Hannaford
    Compassionate fascism is just as anti-liberty as the other kind Perhaps you wonder how society's self-appointed hall monitors got the right to make you feel bad about the fries on your plate or the cigarette you're smoking, or outlaw listening to iPods while crossing the street. If so, you may also be fed up with being nagged about recycling, and be wondering why just because you don't think we're all responsible for global warming, you have been designated a pariah through that infelicitous phrase -- climate-change denier. You know what that's supposed to sound like. Worse, some of your accusers...
  • The Word from Huey Long

    03/05/2008 5:11:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 134+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 5, 2008 | Paul Greenberg
    What's the essential difference between the two remaining candidates battling it out for the Democratic presidential nomination? It's the difference between high popalorum and low popahirum. Never heard of those two commodities? Let the late great Huey Pierce Long Jr. of Louisiana, a state whose principal crops long have included cotton, rice and buncombe, explain. Back in his heyday, namely the 1930s, he would tell the story about a traveling salesman who offered two varieties of patent medicine: One bottle was labeled High Popalorum, which the salesman would explain was taken from the bark of a tree from the top...
  • Breyer, court master of the 'what if?'

    03/02/2008 8:34:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 118+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/2/08 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON - The nine justices in black robes file into the Supreme Court consumed with thoughts about the great legal issues of the day. Only one of them is likely to ask questions involving raccoons, an unruly son, pet oysters or even the dreaded "tomato children." When Justice Stephen Breyer leans toward his microphone at the end of the bench, lawyers can expect to be asked almost anything. The 69-year-old Breyer is the court's most frequent practitioner of the hypothetical question, a conjurer of images that are unusual and occasionally bizarre. "The last time I was up there arguing, it...