I got an e-mail from my Dad’s girlfriend recently that I’ve been meaning to post:

“Kris, I read the Conversational Terrorism link and laughed. I know I’ve had every one of those tactics used on me. Here’s a link to something similar I found a few years ago. The Control Game deals with tactics used by organized jerk-offs. You don’t really feel completely abused until you’ve been manipulated by your own elected officials. Of course, I guess we’re supposed to expect that from them, right?”

It’s a great page, which bills itself as “A reference guide for recognizing political/social control tactics by power brokers, large corporations, public relations firms, and government entities.” Basically, this is a list of “Ways the Big Guy Screws the Little Guy”, and ways you can fight back. Very cool. Thanks, Cindy!