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Archive for July 2013

Inside Teresa and Joe Giudice’s lavish lair

July 31, 2013

It is an over-the-top and extravagant house that would not look out of place at a theme park.

But for Teresa and husband Giuseppe ‘Joe’ Giudice, their dream home is quickly turning into a nightmare as the pair face charges of financial fraud over the property.

In newly released stills from the Bravo show The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa’s lavish home has been revealed in all its opulent glory.

Miley Cyrus Maryjane Weed Freedom Fighter

July 31, 2013


Li Bingbing in punk style

July 31, 2013

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Obama’s ‘Nudge’ team aims to shape American’s behavior

July 31, 2013

Video of Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s former Regulatory Czar promoting the Nudge theory

FOX NEWS: The federal government is hiring what it calls a “Behavioral Insights Team” that will look for ways to subtly influence people’s behavior, according to a document describing the program obtained by FoxNews.com. Critics warn there could be unintended consequences to such policies, while supporters say the team could make government and society more efficient. While the program is still in its early stages, the document shows the White House is already working on such projects with almost a dozen federal departments and agencies including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture. “Behavioral sciences can be used to help design public policies that work better, cost less, and help people to achieve their goals,” reads the government document describing the program, which goes on to call for applicants to apply for positions on the team. The document was emailed by Maya Shankar, a White House senior adviser on social and behavioral sciences, to a university professor with the request that it be distributed to people interested in joining the team. The idea is that the team would “experiment” with various techniques, with the goal of tweaking behavior so people do everything from saving more for retirement to saving more in energy costs. The document praises subtle policies to change behavior that have already been implemented in England, which already has a “Behavioral Insights Team.” One British policy concerns how to get late tax filers to pay up. “Sending letters to late taxpayers that indicated a social norm — i.e., that ‘9 out of 10 people in Britain paid their taxes on time’ — resulted in a 15 percent increase in response rates over a three-month period, rolling out to £30 million of extra annual revenue,” the document reads. Another policy aimed to convince people to install attic insulation to conserve energy. “Offering an attic-clearance service (at full cost) to people led to a five-fold increase in their subsequent adoption of attic-insulation.”
,br> Such policies — which encourage behavior subtly rather than outright require it — have come to be known as “nudges,” after an influential 2008 book titled “Nudge” by former Obama regulatory czar Cass Sunstein and Chicago Booth School of Business professor Richard Thaler popularized the term. The term “nudge” has already been associated with the new program, as one professor who received Shankar’s email forwarded it to others with the note: “Anyone interested in working for the White House in a ‘nudge’ squad? The UK has one and it’s been extraordinarily successful.” Richard Thaler told FoxNews.com that the new program sounds good. “I don’t know who those people are who would not want such a program, but they must either be misinformed or misguided,” he said. “The goal is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government by using scientifically collected evidence to inform policy designs. What is the alternative? The only alternatives I know are hunches, tradition, and ideology (either left or right.)” But some economists urge caution. “I am very skeptical of a team promoting nudge policies,” Michael Thomas, an economist at Utah State University, told FoxNews.com. “Ultimately, nudging … assumes a small group of people in government know better about choices than the individuals making them.” And sometimes, he added, government actually promotes the wrong thing. “Trans-fats were considered better than saturated and unsaturated fats in the past. Now we know this is an error.” Every intervention would need to be tested to make sure it works well, said Harvard economics professor David Laibson, who studies behavioral economics and is in touch with the people in government setting up the program. He added that the exact way the team will function is currently unknown.

Black Democratic politicians mostly to blame for Detroit’s demise

July 31, 2013

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Weiner spokesperson publicly brands former intern a “s***bag” and “fame hungry b****”

July 31, 2013

Weiner campaign in meltdown as his spokesperson publicly brands former intern a ‘s***bag’ and ‘fame hungry b****’ in hate-filled rant
Communication director Barbara Morgan couldn’t contain her anger over Olivia Nuzzi’s article about Weiner’s faltering New York mayoral campaign
Nuzzi claimed many interns only joined the campaign to get close to Huma Abedin ahead of Hillary Clinton’s expected 2016 presidential run
She said Weiner mistakenly called her and other interns Monica
Morgan called Nuzzi a series a expletives, apparently unaware that her rant was ‘on the record’
She has since issued an apology and said she contacted Nuzzi to personally say she was sorry

Mayor Bob ‘Filthy’ Filner must pay his own legal expenses

July 31, 2013

In a unanimous vote last night, the San Diego City Council denied Mayor Filthy Filner’s request for San Diego taxpayers to pay his legal expenses. Filner and San Diego are being sued by his former employee, Irene McCormack Jackson. The Council also voted to sue Filner for any costs the city would have to pay out in the lawsuit.

Kris Jenner/Sharon Osbourne war with Kanye West

July 31, 2013

KIM KARDASHIAN’s crying her eyes out because ruthless mom-ager KRIS JENNER just escalated her ever-worsening war with Kim’s hothead baby-daddy KANYE WEST, hitting a disgusting new low in family exploitation when she went public posing with a newborn “rent-a-baby” to promote her new TV show, insinuating the infant was KimYe newborn NORTH WEST – who “might” be making an appearance!

“Kanye went CRAZY,” said a source close to the star.

Ashleigh Hue 性感的 妇女 女人

July 31, 2013

Ashleigh Hue 性感的 妇女 女人 photos