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Joan in Seattle's Profile

Diaries published: 99 (1109 days since last diary on Wed May 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 2410 (769 days since last comment on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 11:49 AM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 1053

Total Comment Ratings: 4506

Most Recommended Diary: A thousand monkey wrenches in Frank Luntz' meme machine-- Now with improvements from the comments, 149 comments, 356 recommends

People Following Joan in Seattle: 9

Joan in Seattle's Most Recent Diaries:

I was raised Catholic, the youngest of 6 kids in a Republican family. Now we are raising our own kids and attending a different church, but on Mother's Day we attended church with my mom at her ...
by Joan in Seattle
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed May 16, 2012 at 11:09 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Everyone is talking about this and I have yet to hear what I think is a very strong counter meme to the "freedom of religion" meme. That counter meme runs like this: Employment is an economic ...
by Joan in Seattle
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 10:00 AM PST with 10 Recommends
To believe that our "leaders" actually lead is to believe that the tail wags the dog. Health care legislation became watered down because the intere$ted partie$ were able to change public opinion ...
by Joan in Seattle
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Jan 04, 2012 at 10:26 AM PST with 5 Recommends
Frank Luntz is not magic. He just knows something about how people form beliefs and make decisions, and he's used that knowledge to influence people. You can do the same, and this diary, a follow-...
by Joan in Seattle
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 01:16 PM PST with 15 Recommends
The "job creator" meme has taken hold and won't let go. "Decision makers are generally quite passive and therefore inclined to accept any fram to which they are exposed." Daniel Kahneman,
by Joan in Seattle
Comment Count 149 comments on Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 10:11 AM PST with 356 Recommends
This diary contains information that you need to know if a) you are a woman with dense breasts, b) you have children who will one day grow up and become sexually active. The two aren't related, as ...
by Joan in Seattle
Comment Count 38 comments on Sun Oct 25, 2009 at 10:16 PM PDT with 15 Recommends

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