White House presses for team of ‘nudge’ experts to sway American behavior

      By Cheryl  K. Chumley – The Washington  Times Tuesday, July 30, 2013 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…

Government launches program to Modify the Behavior of bureaucrats and citizens through clinical experimentation

Federal ‘nudge squad’ led by 20-something wunderkind gears up to change  Americans’ behaviors – for our own good By  David Martosko In Washington PUBLISHED: 14:00 EST, 30  July 2013 |  UPDATED: 14:06 EST, 30 July 2013   Maya Shankar is a senior policy advisor at the White  House Office of Science & Technology Policy. Her…

UK phone hacking scandal: arrests spread beyond Murdoch papers / Britain’s political elite by revealing close relations between ruling politicians and newspaper editors and owners.

Photo: EPA Police arrested four former editors from the Sunday Mirror tabloid on Thursday – the first journalists from a newspaper outside Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp to be detained in a phone hacking scandal that shocked Britain. Shares in Trinity Mirror fell 21 percent, wiping over 60 million pounds off its value after police said…

U.S. to give security services access to citizens’ financial data

  Mar 14, 2013 05:58 Moscow Time The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has announced plans to allow special services access to financial data of all citizens who have accounts in the U.S.. This applies to both Americans and foreigners. Reportedly, the goal is to deal a blow to financing of terrorist organizations and…

Wal-Mart’s Nude Child Photo Policy Hits 9th : Lost Custody of daughters over photos developed at Wal Mart

By TIM HULL (CN) – A couple who briefly lost custody of their children after developing bath-time photos told the 9th Circuit that Wal-Mart should have disclosed its “unsuitable print policy.” Lisa and A.J. Demaree say they photographed their daughters, who were 5, 4 and 1 1/2 at the time, in the bathtub while on…

In a bizarre lawsuit, six people claim police ran an “unethical clinical trial,” getting them high on illegal drugs

EEV: It sounds unbelievable until you read the police testimony towards the bottom Cops Gave Out Dope for Experiment, Six Say By IULIA FILIP MINNEAPOLIS (CN) – In a bizarre lawsuit, six people claim police ran an “unethical clinical trial,” getting them high on illegal drugs to study them on dope, even giving them pot…

University of Michigan ‘Catfished’ its own players to teach them dangers of social media (and, guess what, they received ‘wholly inappropriate’ replies)

By  Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 14:20 EST, 1  February 2013 |  UPDATED: 16:51 EST, 1 February 2013 The University of Michigan has revealed it  ‘catfished’ its own athletes to teach them the dangers of social  media. Michigan athletics director David Brandon  admitted this morning that the college hired an attractive woman to contact  players over…

Forced contraception of Jewish Ethopian women is tip of global iceberg

A report claims Israel pressured women to reduce its poor black population. Reproductive rights need defending across the world Lisa Hallgarten  guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 30 January 2013 06.58 EST   The hands of an Ethiopian Jewish woman during ‘Sigd’ prayers in Jerusalem. A report has revealed ‘Ethiopian women have been given injections of Depo-Provera without sufficient…

Poison the well: Chinese city fails to report huge toxic leak, cuts off water to 1 million ” Residents were not notified of the spill for days “

Published: 6 January, 2013, 18:31 Edited: 6 January, 2013, 18:31 Authorities have cut off the water supply of over 1 million people in a northern Chinese city due to an industrial leak. Residents were not notified of the spill for days, despite the public health threat it posed. ­Handan, located in Hebei province, has seen…

MontCo school suspends 6-year-old for pretend gunshot

December 29, 2012 | 8:00 pm Matt Connolly Examiner Staff Writer The Washington Examiner                              A Montgomery County elementary school student was suspended for a pretend gunshot a week after Adam Lanza killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The 6-year-old, who attends Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School…