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Bipartisan Congressional Bill Would Authorize the Use of Propaganda On Americans Living Inside America

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Because Banning Propaganda “Ties the Hands of America’s Diplomatic Officials, Military, and Others by Inhibiting Our Ability to Effectively Communicate In a Credible Way”

Michael Hastings reports:

An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill....

 

The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the Pentagon, according to the summary of the law at the House Rules Committee's official website.

 

The tweak to the bill would essentially neutralize two previous acts—the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987—that had been passed to protect U.S. audiences from our own government’s misinformation campaigns.

 

The bi-partisan amendment is sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry from Texas and Rep. Adam Smith from Washington State.

 

In a little noticed press release earlier in the week — buried beneath the other high-profile issues in the $642 billion defense bill, including indefinite detention and a prohibition on gay marriage at military installations — Thornberry warned that in the Internet age, the current law “ties the hands of America’s diplomatic officials, military, and others by inhibiting our ability to effectively communicate in a credible way.”

 

The bill's supporters say the informational material used overseas to influence foreign audiences is too good to not use at home, and that new techniques are needed to help fight Al-Qaeda, a borderless enemy whose own propaganda reaches Americans online.

 

Critics of the bill say there are ways to keep America safe without turning the massive information operations apparatus within the federal government against American citizens.

 

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“I just don’t want to see something this significant – whatever the pros and cons – go through without anyone noticing,” “ says one source on the Hill, who is disturbed by the law. According to this source, the law would allow "U.S. propaganda intended to influence foreign audiences to be used on the domestic population."

 

The new law would give sweeping powers to the State Department and Pentagon to push television, radio, newspaper, and social media onto the U.S. public. “It removes the protection for Americans,” says a Pentagon official who is concerned about the law. “It removes oversight from the people who want to put out this information. There are no checks and balances. No one knows if the information is accurate, partially accurate, or entirely false.”

 

According to this official, “senior public affairs” officers within the Department of Defense want to “get rid” of Smith-Mundt and other restrictions because it prevents information activities designed to prop up unpopular policies—like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Critics of the bill point out that there was rigorous debate when Smith Mundt passed, and the fact that this is so “under the radar,” as the Pentagon official puts it, is troubling.

 

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The evaporation of Smith-Mundt and other provisions to safeguard U.S. citizens against government propaganda campaigns is part of a larger trend within the diplomatic and military establishment.

 

In December, the Pentagon used software to monitor the Twitter debate over Bradley Manning’s pre-trial hearing; another program being developed by the Pentagon would design software to create “sock puppets” on social media outlets; and, last year, General William Caldwell, deployed an information operations team under his command that had been trained in psychological operations to influence visiting American politicians to Kabul.

 

The upshot, at times, is the Department of Defense using the same tools on U.S. citizens as on a hostile, foreign, population.

 

A U.S. Army whistleblower, Lieutenant Col. Daniel Davis, noted recently in his scathing 84-page unclassified report on Afghanistan that there remains a strong desire within the defense establishment “to enable Public Affairs officers to influence American public opinion when they deem it necessary to "protect a key friendly center of gravity, to wit US national will," he wrote, quoting a well-regarded general.

 

The defense bill passed the House Friday afternoon.

Juan Cole notes:

Nothing speaks more urgently to the creeping fascism of American politics than the assertion by our representatives, who apparently have never read a book on Germany in the 1930s-1940s or on the Soviet Union in the Stalin period, that forbidding DoD and the State Department from subjecting us to government propaganda “ties the hands of America’s diplomatic officials, military, and others by inhibiting our ability to effectively communicate in a credible way.” And mind you, they want to use our own money to wash our brains!

 

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Of course, having a Pentagon propaganda unit at all is highly anti-democratic. The best defense of the truth is a free press. It should also be remembered that nowadays everything in Washington is outsourced, so government propaganda is often being turned over to Booz Allen or the American Enterprise Institute ....

 

Doing propaganda abroad has the difficulty that it doesn’t stay abroad. False articles placed in the Arabic press in Iraq were translated into English by wire services, who got stung.

 

Then, another problem is that the Defense Intelligence Agency analysts *also* read the false articles placed in the Arabic press by *another* Pentagon office, which they did not know about. So the analysts were passing up to the White House false information provided by their own colleagues!

Mediaite points out:

The military has been trying to find new avenues for spread U.S. propaganda on social media websites for a while now. A 2011 Wired piece details how the Department of Defense has been working on ways to monitor and engage in “countermessaging” on social media sites like Twitter.

Government Has Been Illegally Using Propaganda for Decades

Of course - even though it is currently illegal - the government has already been using propaganda against U.S. audiences for decades.   Government agencies - including both the Department of Defense and other agencies - are actively manipulating social media for propaganda purposes, to crush dissent (and see this), to help the too big to fail businesses compete against smaller businesses (and here), and to promote viewpoints which have nothing to do with keeping us safe.

For example:

  • The New York Times discusses in a matter-of-fact way the use of mainstream writers by the CIA to spread messages
  • A 4-part BBC documentary called the “Century of the Self” shows that an American – Freud’s nephew, Edward Bernays – created the modern field of manipulation of public perceptions, and the U.S. government has extensively used his techniques
  • The Independent discusses allegations of American propaganda
  • And one of the premier writers on journalism says the U.S. has used widespread propaganda

We noted in 2009:

The U.S. government long ago announced its intention to “fight the net”.

As revealed by an official Pentagon report signed by Rumsfeld called “Information Operations Roadmap”:

The roadmap [contains an] acknowledgement that
information put out as part of the military’s psychological
operations, or Psyops, is finding its way onto the computer and
television screens of ordinary Americans.

“Information intended for foreign audiences, including public
diplomacy and Psyops, is increasingly consumed by our domestic
audience,” it reads.

“Psyops messages will often be replayed by the news media for much
larger audiences, including the American public,” it goes on.

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“Strategy should be based on the premise that the Department [of
Defense] will ‘fight the net’ as it would an enemy weapons system”.

Indeed, the Pentagon publicly announced years ago that it was considering using “black propaganda” – in other words, knowing lies.

 

CENTCOM announced in 2008 that a team of employees would be “[engaging] bloggers who are posting inaccurate or untrue information, as well as bloggers who are posting incomplete information.”

 

The Air Force is now also engaging bloggers. Indeed, an Air Force spokesman said:

“We obviously have many more concerns regarding cyberspace than a typical Social Media user,” Capt. Faggard says. “I am concerned with how insurgents or potential enemies can use Social Media to their advantage. It’s our role to provide a clear and accurate, completely truthful and transparent picture for any audience.”

In other words, the government is targeting “social media”, including popular user-ranked news sites.

 

In addition, when you look at what the Israeli lobby has done with Megaphone software to automatically vote stories questioning Israel down and to send pro-Israel letters to politicians and media (see this, this and this), you can start to see how the U.S. military – an even larger and better-funded organization – could substantially influence voting on social news sites with very little effort.

 

Moreover, the military has outsourced many projects to private contractors. For example, in Iraq, much of the fighting has been outsourced to Blackwater. And governmental intelligence functions have largely been outsourced to private companies.

 

It is therefore not impossible that the government is hiring cheap labor to downvote stories on the social media sites which question the government, and to post pro-government comments.

Raw Story reported last year that the Air Force ordered software to manage army of sock puppets:

Internet users would be well advised to ask another question entirely: Are my “friends” even real people?In the continuing saga of data security firm HBGary, a new caveat has come to light: not only did they plot to help destroy secrets outlet WikiLeaks and discredit progressive bloggers, they also crafted detailed proposals for software that manages online “personas,” allowing a single human to assume the identities of as many fake people as they’d like.

 

The revelation was among those contained in the company’s emails, which were dumped onto bittorrent networks after hackers with cyber protest group “Anonymous” broke into their systems.

 

In another document unearthed by “Anonymous,” one of HBGary’s employees also mentioned gaming geolocation services to make it appear as though selected fake persons were at actual events.

 

“There are a variety of social media tricks we can use to add a level of realness to all fictitious personas,” it said.

 

Government involvement

 

Eerie as that may be, more perplexing, however, is a federal contract from the 6th Contracting Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, located south of Tampa, Florida, that solicits providers of “persona management software.”

 

While there are certainly legitimate applications for such software, such as managing multiple “official” social media accounts from a single input, the more nefarious potential is clear.

 

Unfortunately, the Air Force’s contract description doesn’t help dispel their suspicions either. As the text explains, the software would require licenses for 50 users with 10 personas each, for a total of 500. These personas would have to be “replete with background , history, supporting details, and cyber presences that are technically, culturally and geographacilly consistent.”

 

It continues, noting the need for secure virtual private networks that randomize the operator’s Internet protocol (IP) address, making it impossible to detect that it’s a single person orchestrating all these posts. Another entry calls for static IP address management for each persona, making it appear as though each fake person was consistently accessing from the same computer each time.

 

The contract also sought methods to anonymously establish virtual private servers with private hosting firms in specific geographic locations. This would allow that server’s “geosite” to be integrated with their social media profiles, effectively gaming geolocation services.

 

The Air Force added that the “place of performance” for the contract would be at MacDill Air Force Base, along with Kabul, Afghanistan and Baghdad. The contract was offered on June 22, 2010.

 

It was not clear exactly what the Air Force was doing with this software, or even if it had been procured.

 

Manufacturing consent

 

Though many questions remain about how the military would apply such technology, the reasonable fear should be perfectly clear. “Persona management software” can be used to manipulate public opinion on key information, such as news reports. An unlimited number of virtual “people” could be marshaled by only a few real individuals, empowering them to create the illusion of consensus.

 

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That’s precisely what got DailyKos blogger Happy Rockefeller in a snit: the potential for military-run armies of fake people manipulating and, in some cases, even manufacturing the appearance of public opinion.

 

“I don’t know about you, but it matters to me what fellow progressives think,” the blogger wrote. “I consider all views. And if there appears to be a consensus that some reporter isn’t credible, for example, or some candidate for congress in another state can’t be trusted, I won’t base my entire judgment on it, but it carries some weight.

 

“That’s me. I believe there are many people though who will base their judgment on rumors and mob attacks. And for those people, a fake mob can be really effective.”

 

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“Team Themis” [tasked by the Chamber of Commerce to come up with strategies for responding to progressive bloggers and others] also included a proposal to use malware hacks against progressive organizations, and the submission of fake documents in an effort to discredit established groups.

 

HBGary was also behind a plot by Bank of America to destroy WikiLeaks’ technology platform, other emails revealed. The company was humiliated by members of “Anonymous” after CEO Aaron Barr bragged that he’d “infiltrated” the group.

And see this, this, this, this.

Wired reported last year:

The Pentagon is looking to build a tool to sniff out social media propaganda campaigns and spit some counter-spin right back at it.

 

On Thursday, Defense Department extreme technology arm Darpa unveiled its Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC) program. It’s an attempt to get better at both detecting and conducting propaganda campaigns on social media. SMISC has two goals. First, the program needs to help the military better understand what’s going on in social media in real time — particularly in areas where troops are deployed. Second, Darpa wants SMISC to help the military play the social media propaganda game itself.

 

This is more than just checking the trending topics on Twitter. The Defense Department wants to deeply grok social media dynamics. So SMISC algorithms will be aimed at discovering and tracking the “formation, development and spread of ideas and concepts (memes)” on social media, according to Darpa’s announcement.

 

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SMISC needs to be able to seek out “persuasion campaign structures and influence operations” developing across the social sphere. SMISC is supposed to quickly flag rumors and emerging themes on social media, figure out who’s behind it and what. Moreover, Darpa wants SMISC to be able to actually figure out whether this is a random product of the hivemind or a propaganda operation by an adversary nation or group.

 

Of course, SMISC won’t be content to just to hang back and monitor social media trends in strategic locations. It’s about building a better spin machine for Uncle Sam, too. Once SMISC’s latches on to an influence operation being launched, it’s supposed to help out in “countermessaging.”

 

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SMISC is yet another example of how the military is becoming very interested in what’s going on in the social media sphere.

Gene Howington writes that mainstream media - including NPR - have used propaganda on American audiences to shape the debate on numerous issues:

Consider the use of media outlets like NPR that made a public and conscious decision to refrain from reporting on “torture” – a word with extremely negative denotation and connotation – and instead choosing to use the euphemistic language “enhanced interrogation”. Everyone with a conscience thinks torture is a bad thing and torturers are ethically abhorrent people. It’s not only a Federal crime, cruel and unusual punishment is specifically barred by the 8th Amendment of the Constitution. The word choice here is designed to clearly shift public attitudes from “those guys need to be prosecuted as criminals” to “maybe they aren’t so bad after all”. NPR (aided by the Bush Administration no doubt)  chose words with a neutral/positive value load compared to the word “torture”.  Connotation plays to your emotional response over your rational response.  When the word choice becomes more subtle, the damage of connotations can be even more insidious. Compare:

  • war – limited police action
  • conquest – liberation
  • famine – widespread hunger
  • pestilence – outbreak
  • death – casualties

Indeed - in the ultimate Kafkaesque nightmare - the Pentagon recently used black propaganda to smear USA Today reporters who were investigating illegal Pentagon propaganda.

Virtually Everything Government Does Is Propaganda

It is a sad fact that virtually everything government does these days is propaganda.

For example, the government has tried to corral the American public into a certain view on the economy: One that says that the big banks are more or less healthy, that they must be saved at all costs, that we need not prosecute Wall Street fraud, and that an economic recovery is just around the corner.

Indeed, in response to virtually every problem, the government puts out spin covering up the severity of the crisis and pretending that the problem was "unexpected" and that it won't happen again ... so we can keep on doing the exact same thing. This is true in regards to the financial crisis, Wall Street fraud, nuclear accidents, oil spills, groundwater pollution and a host of other problems.

Indeed, it sometimes seem like the only thing the government does these days is to provide propaganda on behalf of special interests so they can make more money.

 

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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 12:25 | 2451345 dizzyfingers
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"Because Banning Propaganda “Ties the Hands of America’s Diplomatic Officials, Military, and Others by Inhibiting Our Ability to Effectively Communicate In a Credible Way”

Sooooo, how would this be different than what government 'officials' always have done?

Just sayin'...

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 06:52 | 2450199 Lumberjack
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GW, thanks for giving the new film Bailout a bump. I know some of the crew and cast and correspond with John T quite a lot. FYI, Sean Fahey was clubbed pretty good by the police in Chicago near the Nato event. He is OK but but has bruised ribs. Hopefully they were able to video that incident.  

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 05:40 | 2450145 honestann
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There is a cure for propaganda.
Learn to operate your consciousness properly.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 05:36 | 2450142 BlackVoid
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????

Propaganda is being used already to "good" effect.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 04:55 | 2450123 NuYawkFrankie
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Re Bill would authorize use of Propaganda on Americans...

This is news???

Guess some folk have never heard of:

Propaganda on the Potomac - aka The Washington Post

Pravda on the Hudson  - aka The New York Times

Controlled News Network - aka CNN

American Bullsh!t Corp - aka ABC

National Brainwashing Corp - aka NBC

Faux News...

 

 

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 04:40 | 2450113 centre.europe
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this is live test of the new software - 90% of comments are psyc mind f*c*

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 03:41 | 2450087 GUCCI
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Tue, 05/22/2012 - 04:59 | 2450126 IrritableBowels
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(more content than a typical Vic Vinegar post)

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 03:02 | 2450006 headless blogger
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They are all over the Websites too. Megaphone isn't just for Jewish sensors, but they are probably using really sophisticated tools, especially from the NSA. And it's dangerous to just think it's the US military or Israelis doing this..

The U.K. is all over the US with their propaganda, and much of it is VERY Anti-American in the sense that it demonizes the average American citizen, and promotes a Globalist agenda.

Social Media:

Could it be they are going to be using Social media, like FB and TWitter, to organize a "controlled revolution" in the U.S.?? Before 2008 who would have thought the U.S. was facing a collapse? Now it's common to hear people talking about coming upheaval, Fema camps, marshal law, and Border Drones. So, a controlled revolution via the internet sounds plausible.

It looks like we are moving quickly to a full blown situation where masses of people will be arrested....OR is all of this designed to spook people so they don't make waves? Who knows? One of the outcomes of the propagandists is to keep things so confused that nobody can ever be really sure about any of it.

How about the NATO protests? Totally wimpy if you ask me. Everyone is overly concerned about the protests going "violent", like good little obedient protesters. So the protests have been manipulated, defused and neutralized.

Follow your instincts.

 

 

 

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 03:04 | 2450058 Vic Vinegar
Tue, 05/22/2012 - 00:52 | 2449845 laomei
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This has been going on forever.  Media is controlled by a handful of people, if you want to be kept "in the loop" you report what you're told to report.  Either by the government itself or by corporate, which has their own agenda, typically in line with the government agenda.

 

It's not all that obvious when you are bathed in it 24/7 in the US, once you get out though, it's really obvious what's going on.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 00:34 | 2449810 MayerRothschild
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“Sometimes I wonder if I'm patriotic enough. Yes, I want to kill people, but on both sides.”
~Jack Handy

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 00:59 | 2449856 Vic Vinegar
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OMG.  Belly laughs all around!  Jack Handy was a funny fuk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98WtmW-lfeE&ob=av2e

http://wtc7.net/

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 23:36 | 2449690 DionysusDevotee
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This is sheer genius.  Look for the Neo-cons to justify it, and the left to puff up all big and denounce it.  If it passes, they get to go full throttle propaganda on the American Sheeple.  If they strike it down, then they can boldly proclaim that "THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT DOESN"T PROPAGANDIZE ITS OWN PEOPLE", and go right on doing that, with the throttle at 9 instead of 10.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 01:04 | 2449869 Vic Vinegar
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You meant?

http://wtc7.net/

 

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 23:22 | 2449668 sumo
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How long before it's illegal to run a TOR node?

http://www.torproject.org/

 

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 00:44 | 2449834 Psyman
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SOPA would have made that illegal as it would be a means of evading the new anti-piracy legislation.  Same with VPN connections to non-cooperative organizations (i.e. companies outside the U.S. that won't respond to MIAA/RIAA complaints and hand over user data).

 

That legislation was shot down, but it'll be back.  Big business already knows the entire internet is being monitored at all times.  But they want to leverage that for profit, not just "intelligence."  And eventually their lobbyists will get their way.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 22:54 | 2449618 Psyman
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BREAKING NEWS:

 

GW'S BLOG REPORTS THAT NEW LEGISLATION WOULD AUTHORIZE THE USE OF DOGS AND TASERS AGAINST AMERICAN CITIZENS BY THE POLICE.  PLEASE PANIC AND GO INTO AN ABSOLUTE FUCKING HYSTERIA OVER THIS SHOCKING REVELATION.

 

Sheesh.  Nobody tell GW about the helicopters with high powered cameras reading license plates on the highways around Washington D.C.  Or the license plate reading cameras on all the exit ramps.  Or, or, or...

 

Save your breath GW.  America is a part of the aggressive fascist global Anglo-Zionist military empire.  And domestically it is the most high tech surveillance based police state the world has ever known.  And it's way too late to complain about it now.  Where were you in the wake of 9/11 when American liberty was being destroyed in the name of security?

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 23:22 | 2449656 Vic Vinegar
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Where were you in the wake of 9/11 when American liberty was being destroyed in the name of security?

Where were you?  I was listening to Stern and right as he started to talk about the first plane going into the tower I had to leave my car and go into an ACH training.  On 9/11/01, I didn't know what ACH meant and didn't know who Osama Bin Laden was.

At the time I thought the whole thing was a joke as previously someone had crashed into the Statue of Liberty.

Little did I know that it would end up with us living in a dystopian police state.  AND football got cancelled that weekend. 

Shit happens.

Time for you to share, Psyman.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 23:38 | 2449692 Psyman
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"AND football got cancelled that weekend."

 

And then, "The Patriots" came out of nowhere to win the Superbowl that year and become one of the best franchises in NFL history.  5-5 after 10 weeks and then they win 9 games in a row.

 

And they say propaganda only just now got authorized to be used against the American sheeple.  Tune in next week to WWE Monday Night Raw where "GI Joe Super Patriot" will wrestle "Foreign Muslim Communist Homosexual" in a cage match!

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 23:42 | 2449702 Vic Vinegar
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What are your thoughts on Building 7?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 02:26 | 2449990 Machination
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It is a great example on how an isoloated diesel fuel fire can escalate bring down an enitire building at the speed of free fall landing in a neat little pile in its own footprint in 9 seconds. Happens all the time LMAO

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 02:52 | 2450046 Vic Vinegar
Mon, 05/21/2012 - 21:44 | 2449480 Homeland Security
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Propaganda is just a conspiracy theory used by trouble makers to subvert the government. That's why surveillance and detention is so important these days - to find those who hate us for our freedoms and to stop them before they can act.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 22:08 | 2449530 Psyman
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I like your style.  We need some new obvious trolls, for comic relief.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 22:28 | 2449565 rcintc
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Oh No!! The bill already passed!!

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 21:37 | 2449464 bardot63
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What's the big deal?  The government has had the main stream lapdog commie media doing the propaganda for several decades now.  What's going to be different? 

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 12:02 | 2451253 headless blogger
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There's going to be a lot different. They are getting poised to actually start implementing much of their authoritarian bills they've passed. They have already started implementing some of their means, such as the drones.

Plus, they have most the American people on-board for all of it. Americans I've talked to have actually told me they want chipping, Homeland Security, etc. Said it makes them feel safer.

It looks like they are going to prevent people from leaving the country when shtf. Barbara Boxer-dog is pushing to make it illegal for people who owe taxes to leave the country. Soon, if you owe Student Loans you won't be able to leave, and so on.

In the future, most people are going to remember how Americans were all for the crotch-feels at the Airports, illegal searches without warrants, and all the unconstitutional moves they have made against the people.

 

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 12:27 | 2451352 dizzyfingers
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Notice the silence of the ACLU. Why is that?

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 01:27 | 2449893 Vic Vinegar
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The day this gets on teevee.  The CW needs ratings, no?

http://wtc7.net/

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 21:09 | 2449383 George Washington
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To folks saying this is "old" news ... nice number 10!!!

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 20:38 | 2449316 Psyman
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This "news" is hilarious for the following reasons:

 

1. The U.S. government thinks they can propagandize the American sheeple better than the Jews in Hollywood can using the media.

 

2. The U.S. government thinks the Jews aren't doing enough brainwashing.

 

The few TV shows I am exposed to these days show a marked change in the definition of American "justice" on TV.  It used to be the good guy caught the bad guy, and would always spare his life to "bring him to justice" before the courts.  These days all I see on the "action/drama shows" involving terrorism is torture and summary executions of the "bad guys" by the "good guy."  Although the "good guy" is often actually some kind of female feminist Muslim with brown skin and the "bad guy" is pretty much always a white guy.  So that's American "justice" being taught to the sheeple via the propaganda box, torture and summary executions.

 

3. This bill implies that the U.S. government, via the Council on Foreign relations and its relationship with the Jewish media machine, hasn't been propagandizing the American people for nigh on a century.

 

Look at what happened with the Iraq war.  The ENTIRE news media was in full support of the war.  Including CNN and MSNBC.  They were all banging the drums of war, and the sheeple jumped right in line behind it.  70% support among the public for invading Iraq according to the polls at the time.

 

Nothing to see here, move along.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 00:48 | 2449839 Vic Vinegar
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2. The U.S. government thinks the Jews aren't doing enough brainwashing.

BTW you said this.  Why not expand on these deep thoughts? 

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 04:57 | 2450124 IrritableBowels
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They finally let you out again, huh?

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 22:50 | 2449597 LouisDega
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As long as i have my Antenna TV channel, Im all good. Where else can one see wholesome shows like McCloud and Columbo? 

 

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 00:41 | 2449827 Revert_Back_to_...
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haha..was watching WKRP in Cincinatti on that the other day.

 

 

 

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 02:04 | 2449941 Vic Vinegar
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Nah you were just watching this

 http://wtc7.net/

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 02:24 | 2449968 Revert_Back_to_...
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This one better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDfdOwt2v3Y

and the 'Pull it" video;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WYdAJQV100

And Bush "saw the first plane hit"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALtNYBX7OmM

And the kids chanting ..this is just creepy..not really evidence.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxLHf3u9ayA

and this;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuC_4mGTs98

Barry Jennings

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpqYftxb1oc

and lots more...

You got me with a Katy Perry Video.  I will see your Katy Perry and up you a Bad Lip Reading...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GaKaGwch0U

 

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 02:29 | 2449992 Vic Vinegar
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Great stuff, buddy.  Greenie for you.

9/11 was given to us by "our" government.  All you and I have are the links.  Yet we be pretty good at them :-)

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 08:52 | 2450381 Revert_Back_to_...
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Here in the USA, at least in theory, we are all part of the government.  There are bunch of people in the government trying to do the right thing.     Maybe things will get better, who knows.  

I like verse 6-8 in this. 

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=isaiah%2058&version=KJV

 

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 20:42 | 2449325 Buck Johnson
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This is an insane law and well on it's way to 1984.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 01:25 | 2449829 Revert_Back_to_...
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We were already past that point in 1992.

SPIN - Brian Springer

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7344181953466797353

Despite all this sophisticated stuff, sometimes I feel like the nightly news is trolling me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q8Ru78LVFc

 

 

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 20:49 | 2449340 Psyman
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They've been doing this for over 100 years.  Using propaganda and mass psychology to manipulate the American people.  Yes, you've grown up under this mass psychology manipulated society.  No matter how old you are.

 

So I look at this law and shrug.  It's like the laws making it legal for the NSA to spy on everyone.  They were doing it anyway, and the law means nothing to them.  Making it "legal" is just to protect them from possible future prosecution should there be a change of the political winds in America and the people demand less police state fascism and more liberty.

 

But there's practically no chance that the American sheeple will reject fascist tyranny and demand liberty.  The American people love their fascist police state and their global military empire.  They love torture, murder, aggressive wars, empire building.  They do not love law, due process, peace, or liberty.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 22:32 | 2449577 Vic Vinegar
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I love Bloomberg television.  Watching it tonight it looks like Gigi Stone is preggers.  It's a lucky dude that got to make that happen...yet he's not so lucky to have to deal with the consequences! Don't you agree, P-dog? 

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 19:32 | 2449164 I am Jobe
Mon, 05/21/2012 - 19:28 | 2449160 stopthejunk1
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I have wondered for a while now whether "Anonymous" is actually a government project, set up to trap those of us that would love to join such a group.  Kind of like O'Brien in 1984, who ends up trapping Winston Smith.

 

The amount of wealth and power concentrated in America is frightening.  The totalizing reach of our central government is frightening.

Mon, 05/21/2012 - 20:44 | 2449331 Psyman
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The government isn't that bright.  But they obviously have many, many agents operating within "anonymous" and on its various meeting places (4 chan is basically a giant law enforcement honey pot and has been for at least 3 or 4 years).  And the very leaderless nature of anonymous makes it easy to infiltrate and manipulate.

 

For the most part, though, it takes far too much effort for the average 9 to 3 clock watching (their retirement clock) GS employee to learn all the memes and stay current with anonymous/internet culture.  Far more effective to bust someone that has put in the thousands of hours to become a true part of anonymous and then turn them against the rest, as was done with Sabu and Lulzsec.  All too easy.

Tue, 05/22/2012 - 13:58 | 2451697 SILVERGEDDON
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Get back to your den, Homeland Security Mathman Robot Trader dipshit Doling troll of disinformation.

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