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#344464 - 04/07/11 12:27 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: medic8r]
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Very true!

One of the grave travesties is that corporations are citizens under the law.
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#344467 - 04/07/11 01:11 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: Ken.C
What an interesting perspective.


He also touches on the misuse/abuse of psychology to sell. Increasingly, over the years, advertisers use psychology to sell their product. What better way to sell, then to get into the inner constructs of the human psyche? With the help of well-paid researchers and psychologists, advertisers now have access to in-depth knowledge about children’s developmental, emotional and social needs at different ages.

In 1999, Gary Ruskin, head of Commercial Alert, and Allen Kanner, a clinical psychologist, wrote a letter to The American Psychological Association (APA). This letter targeted the misuse of psychology in the field of advertising. The letter’s main statement was that psychologists were using their knowledge “to promote and assist the commercial exploitation and manipulation of children”. The letter went on to state that psychologists were “helping corporations influence children for the purpose of selling products to them”. Ruskin and Kanner appealed to the APA, saying that the core mission of the APA - “to advance the understanding of the human psyche in order to promote health” - was being undermined by psychologists' association with advertising.

It is this exploitation and manipulation of children that Ruskin and Kanner, as well as 60 other psychologists that signed the letter, wanted to bring to the public eye. The letter also spoke of the laws that protect children in other countries:

“Sweden and Norway prohibit television advertising directly targeting children below twelve years of age. Greece bans television advertising of toys to children between 7:00am and 10:00pm. Quebec prohibits television advertising directed at children below the age of thirteen. However, in the United States, children have no such protections, nor any protection against the use of psychological insights and expertise to manipulate or influence them”.

Easy to see several reasons why we're a nation of fatsos, when toddlers can identify the Golden Arches.
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#344477 - 04/07/11 02:01 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: medic8r]
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Originally Posted By: medic8r
Originally Posted By: Ken.C
What an interesting perspective.


Easy to see several reasons why we're a nation of fatsos, when toddlers can identify the Golden Arches.


I'd check in with (the late) Melvin Levine before I jumped to any conclusions.
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#344491 - 04/07/11 03:06 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: medic8r]
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What difference if the sheep unanimously pass a resolution in favor of vegetarianism if the wolves are of a different opinion on the matter.
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#344502 - 04/07/11 03:59 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: 2x6spds]
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Doesn't that depend entirley upon which country is lending air support to the Sheep Insurgents?

Or have the Wolves brokered a no-grandmother-zone agreement?


Edited by The Bob (04/07/11 04:00 PM)
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#344505 - 04/07/11 04:11 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: BobKay]
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"I'd like to see how smart Theo Epstein is with the Tampa Bay [Rays] payroll. You got Carl Crawford 'cause you paid more than anyone else, and that's what makes you smarter? That's why I like whipping their butt. It's great, knowing those guys with the $205 million payroll are saying, 'How the hell are they beating us?"

--Buck Showalter on the New York Yankees eeerrrrrr Boston Redsox smile
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#344506 - 04/07/11 04:19 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: BlueJays1]
BobKay Offline
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Again:

"Bite Me!"----Bob K.


Edited by The Bob (04/07/11 04:20 PM)
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#344509 - 04/07/11 04:27 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: BlueJays1]
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"I don't remember them beating us that much. Maybe there was some different schedule, I don't know."

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#344514 - 04/07/11 04:45 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: BobKay]
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Originally Posted By: The Bob
Doesn't that depend entirley upon which country is lending air support to the Sheep Insurgents?

Or have the Wolves brokered a no-grandmother-zone agreement?


Bob, in Libya we are supporting the wolves against the wolves.
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#344515 - 04/07/11 05:02 PM Re: Favorite Quotes [Re: 2x6spds]
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Man, it's the same bullshit they tried to pull in my day. If it ain't that piece of paper, there's some other choice they're gonna try and make for you. You gotta do what Randall "Pink" Floyd wants to do, man. Let me tell you this, the older you do get the more rules they're gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin' man, L-I-V-I-N.
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