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Obama Administration Embeds "Government Researchers" To Monitor Media Organizations

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Last week, I highlighted the fact that the latest Press Freedom Index showcased a 13 point plunge in America’s press freedom to an embarrassing #46 position in the global ranking. If the authoritarians in the Obama Administration have their way, this country is set to fall much further in next year’s index.

Incredibly, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to roll out something called the Critical Information Needs study, which will embed government “researchers” into media organizations around the nation to make sure they are doing their job properly.

No this isn’t “conspiracy theory.” It is so real, and represents such a threat to the First Amendment, that a current FCC commissioner, Ajit Pai, recently wrote an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal, warning Americans of this scheme. He writes:

News organizations often disagree about what Americans need to know. MSNBC, for example, apparently believes that traffic in Fort Lee, N.J., is the crisis of our time. Fox News, on the other hand, chooses to cover the September 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi more heavily than other networks. The American people, for their part, disagree about what they want to watch.

 

But everyone should agree on this: The government has no place pressuring media organizations into covering certain stories.

 

Unfortunately, the Federal Communications Commission, where I am a commissioner, does not agree. Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country. With its “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” or CIN, the agency plans to send researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run. A field test in Columbia, S.C., is scheduled to begin this spring.

The purpose of the CIN, according to the FCC, is to ferret out information from television and radio broadcasters about “the process by which stories are selected” and how often stations cover “critical information needs,” along with “perceived station bias” and “perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”

I have no idea what country I am living in at this point.

How does the FCC plan to dig up all that information? First, the agency selected eight categories of “critical information” such as the “environment” and “economic opportunities,” that it believes local newscasters should cover. It plans to ask station managers, news directors, journalists, television anchors and on-air reporters to tell the government about their “news philosophy” and how the station ensures that the community gets critical information.

 

Participation in the Critical Information Needs study is voluntary—in theory. Unlike the opinion surveys that Americans see on a daily basis and either answer or not, as they wish, the FCC’s queries may be hard for the broadcasters to ignore. They would be out of business without an FCC license, which must be renewed every eight years.

 

Should all stations follow MSNBC’s example and cut away from a discussion with a former congresswoman about the National Security Agency’s collection of phone records to offer live coverage of Justin Bieber‘s bond hearing? As a consumer of news, I have an opinion. But my opinion shouldn’t matter more than anyone else’s merely because I happen to work at the FCC.

I am simply speechless.

Read the full Op-Ed here.

 


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Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Overfed
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Another conspiracy theory becomes conspiracy fact.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:03 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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The American media reaction will probably be to spread even wider.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:05 | Link to Comment ACP
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Mike Krieger, if you think you're speechless now, you will be speech-free soon.

Not one peep from the MSM.

 

Get ready...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:07 | Link to Comment johngaltfla
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The good news is they have PLENTY of ammo to protect these embedded bureaucrats....

 

DHS to Purchase 704,390,250 rounds of Ammunition over next 4 Years or 2500 Rounds Per Officer!
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:12 | Link to Comment Pumpkin
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Yeah, we know their evil, power hungry shit bags.  But most that work for them are beyond incompetent, so when does all this ammo get stolen and sold for pennies on the dollar?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:17 | Link to Comment HyBrasilian
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Don't worry ~ be happy!

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:18 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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grab a hot pocket and look below.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:20 | Link to Comment HyBrasilian
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be happy [& CHEERful]...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:31 | Link to Comment Stackers
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Welcome to Obama's executive run around and installation of "The Fairness Doctrine"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairness_Doctrine

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:05 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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wow, just wow

perceived responsiveness to underserved populations.”

i assume this wont be aiming at pleasing underserved libertarians and constitutionalists

kidding aside, this is the end folks

truly the end

time to grow a beard , get wierd, and disappear on up into the mountains

i'll be waiting for y'all

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:15 | Link to Comment stant
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already there brother

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:20 | Link to Comment bunzbunzbunz
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The government embedded me to tell you to get free bitcoins from http://freebitco.in/?r=25727

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:37 | Link to Comment old naughty
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Czechmate !

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama..."

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:41 | Link to Comment BoNeSxxx
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That quote is awesome.  Thanks.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:33 | Link to Comment The Vineyard
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I want Obama to fix my teeth.  I ain't too proud to beg.  Bitches.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:16 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Soooo........what are all those bullets for again?

 

We are number 46.....USA USA USA!!!!

 

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 07:42 | Link to Comment negative rates
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Ok simply, how many kinds of bombs can one put into a shoe? 

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:18 | Link to Comment Robsabi
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Czech out (see what I did there?) what Snopes.com has to say about this. Rather unlikely that such an editorial was ever published in a Czech newspaper, and even if it actually was (again, no evidence it ever happened), there's certainly no evidnce it came from the former Czech premier, Vaclav Klaus.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/pragerzeitungon.asp

The real danger to America are people who are so willfully blinded by their biases (yes, I'm pointing at you) that they acceot uncritically and perpetuate anything they see on the internet that that they want to be true, thus merely reinforcing their biases instead of making any strides towards becoming a truly informed citizen.

 

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:54 | Link to Comment Nobody For President
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Ditto

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 19:31 | Link to Comment August
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>>>already there brother

 

beard - check

weird - check

mountains - check

Ready to rumble - maybe (well, I am pushing 70)

For the right high-value target, I guess, the sky's the limit,

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 00:42 | Link to Comment Meat Hammer
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This was it. Mrs Meat has been slowly coming around but this story is like a shotgun blast to the face and now she gets it.

Grow a beard. Get weird. Indeed.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:09 | Link to Comment Tsukato
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All I can say is, it's about time! Maybe they'll be able to get a handle on all this anti-Semite scream fest we've all been having to tolerate. The amount of bullshit I've had to endure, even here, is intolerable. I'm starting to think that maybe it's a good idea to require websites like this, to be licensed, and the owners attend a 2 wk sensitivity course. Speaking of which, I'm setting up a joint venture with ITT Tech, to do just that. Don't worry about the tuition though cuz you will be able to apply for student loans and grants:) just doin my part friends :)

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:30 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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I'm starting to think that maybe it's a good idea to require websites like this, to be licensed

 

Heil Hitler bitchez!!!

 

Good news....you get to go on a train ride.

 

Pretty sure I've seen this movie before.

 

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 08:50 | Link to Comment Tsukato
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Anti-Semite!!!! You could use some sensitivity training yourself! No money? No worries! Uncle Sam can spot you what you need, plus a little extra to cover the rent :)

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 09:58 | Link to Comment Isotope
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Obvious troll is obvious.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:28 | Link to Comment superflex
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Fuck this troll.  

We have much better here.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:02 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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I will bring the beer....if I don't drink it all, along the way.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:32 | Link to Comment john39
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Operation Mockingbird with CIA control and infiltration of the media started with the cold war, if not before.   so why public now?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:43 | Link to Comment i-dog
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It's neither a conspiracy nor underhanded if they tell you about it first in an op-ed. Alex Jones performs the same service for them daily.

Will anyone do anything about it? No. Just more bitching and moaning that somebody else isn't doing "something", then going back to the cheetohs and the game (which is actually implied consent).

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:44 | Link to Comment Dead Man Walking
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exactly.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:54 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Hopefully ZH will at least notify us when their governent overseer takes up his post next to their servers.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:03 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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Whois.com tells me that ZH servers are located in Bulgaria. Should be safe for awhile

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:08 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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That's what InTrade thought, too.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:13 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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We can get a strike force just about anywhere within 30 minutes.....except for Benghazi.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 03:37 | Link to Comment Johnny Cocknballs
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nowhere is safe.

the front line is everywhere.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:32 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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If you're reading this....you are the resistance.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 08:54 | Link to Comment Tsukato
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Resistance?!?! Whaaaaaaat? I'm resisting nothing! Happy days are here again, my friend. You're just one of those "glass half full" types :(

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:10 | Link to Comment Johnny Cocknballs
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A Jones does some good work, but his best work is as a gatekeeper for the usual suspects.

When I saw the clip of him claiming that "Arabs own Hollywood" I half expected him to immediately disappear in a puff of logic. 

Apparently he retracted it later then went back to encouraging his listeners to chase ghosts...  i.e saying that "the illuminati" control Hollywood.

Good grief.

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/FallOfAlexJones

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:28 | Link to Comment Tsukato
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Alex jones is a real American hero. You will never hear him try to frame the Jews for goy mismanagement and corruption. Yeah, he's one of the good ones. His wife's a Jew too! She's keeping his thinking straight unlike many of the troglodytes here on ZH.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:34 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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He's good.....but MDB is better.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 13:08 | Link to Comment Zymurguy
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Stop feeding the trolls, folks.  They'll go away when we don't respond to them.

Plus, note how they come out in droves when articles of this nature run here on ZH.

Most likely paid government agents focused on disrupting constructive conversation/discussion and debate.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 08:43 | Link to Comment Tsukato
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What sort of schtick you runnin friend?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:39 | Link to Comment James_Cole
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Yeah, old hat.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Mockingbird

According to Alex Constantine (Mockingbird: The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA), in the 1950s, "some 3,000 salaried and contract CIA employees were eventually engaged in propaganda efforts". Wisner was able to constrain newspapers from reporting about certain events, including the CIA plots to overthrow the governments of Iran (see: Operation Ajax) and Guatemala (see: Operation PBSUCCESS).

The fact that they're doing it publically now demonstrates to what esteem .gov holds the people. 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:55 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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You left out Operation Gladio. Rolling Stones's article in the early 70's by Carl Bernstein titled "The CIA & The Media" explains it all.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:08 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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Thank you,

James. The truth will PREVAIL!

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:07 | Link to Comment TimmyB
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To compare this latest false outrage by the oligarchs concerning research efforts that would show they fail to serve the public interest as their free broadcast licenses require, with actual government propaganda efforts, is to compare unicorns with horses.

It was only a few years ago an actual government propaganda operation got the American public on board with an invasion of Iraq based upon what are now proven lies about nonexistent WMD.

And one of the loudest cheerleaders for that war was the oligarchs' semiofficial press, the WSJ editorial page.

So what we have here is some false outrage by the oligarchs who run our country over a government program that would show these oligarchs don't meet the mandatory requirements of their broadcasting licenses. If I were an oligarch, I'd also try to get the rubes all riled up over this, because if the public found out that they actually owned the airways the oligarchs use to feed them shit it might end up costing them billions.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:34 | Link to Comment knukles
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SWL

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:21 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Lol

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:23 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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I think I speak for everyone here when I say "HOLY SHIT".

I don't know how to interpret this other than it being prelude to an internal coup of the Constitution by our own governemtn.  Hope you like Obama as President because he may be in there for life.  This is so brazen, they don't even care if people see through their lies and deceptions any more.  I think they finally did it.  They finally killed the Constitution.

 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:50 | Link to Comment max2205
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Oh well back to listening to the radio.....or the short wave CB

10-4 good buddy

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:57 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Radio free America, has a nice ring to it.

Veni, vidi, vici... I came, I saw, I conquered,

or in Barry's version - I cum, I preach , I piss in the soup.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:07 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Veni, vidi, bibi. I came, I saw, I drank.

 I personally miss Radio Zero, and the 7th Day, with Uncle Joe Benson.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 08:25 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Vae victis......bitchez!

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:00 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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PUBLIC AIRWAVES.  That's the premise under which they are doing this (hence, FCC dominion over it).  Radio is not immune.  Short wave, CB... I doubt they care much about that- they're going for MASS media outlets for now.  

Just wait until they're doing it to "internet media outlets", cable TV and, finally, printed newspapers.

They haven't been able to take down the 2nd amendment (so far), so why not bypass it and go straight for the jugular- the 1st amendment?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:07 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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Exactly.

The link below I posted said that 11% of Americans get their news from radio. This new program is targeting the outliers. Why try to manipulate the mainstream that is already manipulated?

Small outfits will be crashed by big gov.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:19 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Thank you.  It's infuriating that so few people (even on ZH) are seeing the real end goal here.

We must be ready for a totalitarian government, finally.  Even on ZH.  This isn't just some "bankers stealing from people" story, this is a whole different level.  

I'm SHOCKED so few see the real threat this poses.  The recent article about government firewalls not allowing employees access to ZH showed they are afraid of us.  THIS STORY is about how they are acting on that fear to slowly squeeze out dissenting voices (including ZH, if they don't "play ball" when the government shows up on their doorstep).

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:39 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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Yes. This transcends left vs right. This transcends bankers stealing from people. This benefits TPTB. Plain and simple.

This will make it that anyone with a dissenting voice whether it be in the realm of politics, finance, environment, health, etc. will be silenced if they don't follow the rules layed before them.

Very scary.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:36 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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This transcends left vs right.

 

Yeah...you'd have to pretty much be full tilt retard to hang with this crap.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:42 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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They're just formalizing an existing informal process?

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 00:12 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Oh, Jesus, Skateboarder, not you, too.  You're completely fucking missing it.  That's only the first layer.  This is designed to SQUELCH ANY DISSENTING VOICES.  And they don't care any more if you see it happening.  ZH gets quoted from time to time even in MSM when they really nail something or break some story that nobody is paying attention to at the time.  In short, ZH and other small outlets serve a purpose.  What if even that minimal level of coverage was stopped..... or outlawed?  (forget what would happen if ZH was directly censored)

We joke all the time about ZH visitors/posters being labeled "terrorists".  What if it ACTUALLY happened?

Direct state control of the media is the LAST thing that happens before Constitutions get suspended.

I have never been as frustrated with the level of apathy and willful blindness as I am over this story.  And it's happening right here amongst my fellow ZH'ers (MY OWN PEOPLE!) who I thought were pretty well informed on this kinda stuff.  I can't believe only ONE other person on this board besides myself has the foresight to understand where this is heading.

This is NOT just another MIC-stealing-from-the-people story.  

God damn it, Zero Hedgers, this one is not some run-of-the-mill"who gives a fuck" story.  This MATTERS and most of you are missing it.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 00:36 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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NoDebt, I don't mean to undestate the importance of this rollout - it's an uppercut to the 1st alright. All I'm saying is that I'm not surprised at any of these moves. It's all part of the playbook. In all forms of media, agents from the gub come and sit with you and you play nice, or else. It's the same story every time. It's just a matter of the pace at how fast things are going, how the people respond to the gradual rollouts of totality, and how soon the Terriss Witch Trials start.

Watch for another online content appropriation bill or something like that. This time the net-neutrality people will lose.

Or they can just censor the Internet overnight and be done with it. I'm sure the switch is already in place.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:15 | Link to Comment zhandax
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There was a comment in one of the Ukraine threads asserting that the Ukrainians were finally rejecting mafia government.  Wonder if this a step to head off the same thing here?  Maybe they really are worried.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:24 | Link to Comment Double.Eagle.Gold
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Ditto.

In fact, I'm so pissed off I've decided to kill myself before the government can.

 

There, feel better now Miss NoDebt?

 

Dumbfuck!

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:51 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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I've decided to kill myself before the government can.

 

Just make sure you get the proper permits.....or you'll be in some super big trouble.

 

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:01 | Link to Comment Himins
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Just get a building permit, and grab a nail gun...they are cheep, and the lines aren't very long.

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 19:44 | Link to Comment August
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>>>Just make sure you get the proper permits.....or you'll be in some super big trouble.

Actually, the Crown seizes the estate of any suicide, hence the office of the Coroner.

But maybe that law has been dropped....

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 13:14 | Link to Comment Zymurguy
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"The chair is against the wall."

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 16:57 | Link to Comment pacu44
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Gotto love Red Dawn

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:43 | Link to Comment sfisher
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Sorry, but that old parchment was killed long ago by "Honest Abe". 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:54 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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@ NoDebt,

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the Criminal UNITED STATES, CORP. INC has been functioning off the Corp version of THE CONSTITUTION not the Organic version. That's the deception, defrauding of The American People & the reason they continue to rape, pillage, wage illegal wars, drone, assassinate & murder with impunity.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:49 | Link to Comment SF beatnik
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@ No debt

No need to keep Obama overtime.  All of the other people in line to be Pres are equally happy to do the bidding of their masters.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 08:23 | Link to Comment Drifter
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The 60% of Americans getting a govt check won't mind stuff like this. 

Hush money keeps people quiet and cooperative.

Or is it 70%?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:16 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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D ept.

Of

H uman.

S acrifice.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:18 | Link to Comment franzpick
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"We're here from the gov't to help you report...".

"Get the Fugue out of our news offices"...

Our (leader) and his administrative political operatives, are an attempted intimidation, and a total American disgrace...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:45 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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This nation is toast, and it's very heart breaking.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:57 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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Toast? More like stick a fork in us.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:05 | Link to Comment nmewn
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It is more just to stick a fork in them ;-)

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:09 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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Pitchforks.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:19 | Link to Comment BoNeSxxx
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I am starting to regret purchasing my farm in the U.S... Should have bought a fast boat.

Just incredible... and incrediby sad.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:31 | Link to Comment salvadordaly
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That's what I'm thinking.

Time to go Ukranianian on these little bitches! We all have been waiting for that moment, is this it. If not what will it take? What will it take for us to unleash our own little "insert name here Spring"? Lock and Load fella's WOLVERIEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 00:36 | Link to Comment Dollarmedes
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We need some "citizen action" to "liberate" this ammo from federal control, a la Ukraine.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:02 | Link to Comment Joenobody12
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704390250 rounds - that is about 2.5 rounds for every man woman and child in this country. I want my name to be craved on two of the rounds. I like to know who are the two lucky fellows who will get my bullets. 

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:53 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Good news......they're still buying more.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:10 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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"Not one peep from the MSM."

Nor will there be.  It's already owned/controlled by those who control government.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:36 | Link to Comment knukles
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Several years ago there was open discussion of mil types being posted in major newsrooms.  And reporters who made such known, fired, shunted aside....  Go reference AJ, etc.

Yeah,, yeah, yeah, he's a nut case...
And everything he's warned about has come true.

Got Conspiracy Theories?

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 08:27 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Not one peep from the MSM

 

That's because they're all intimidated.....and Paul Revere they ain't.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:01 | Link to Comment Chaos_Theory
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I'm torn on this one...do I buy a nail gun for the MSNBC and FOXNEWS "reporters" or for the FCC political commissars? 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:03 | Link to Comment t0mmyBerg
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The one thing you can do to make some kind of difference is to NOT watch the channels who are bought and paid for.  So for instance I never watch anything on NBC or CBS or ABC.  No sports or anything else.  I know it is very little but it is something at least.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:25 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:28 | Link to Comment fuu
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Are you thinking that ABC Media, Ltd is The American Broadcasting Company?

http://gross-law.com/dalrymple.pdf

Part of the public record.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:32 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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i was not sure. that's why i deleted the post. 

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 00:43 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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Now I know who Tyler is!

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:26 | Link to Comment Crawdaddy
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Wow this info is a head-turner! I realize this is a one sided version of the truth but if the allegations are true?

http://www.deepcapture.com/category/introduction-an-overview-of-deep-cap...

http://www.deepcapturethemovie.com/

 

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 02:08 | Link to Comment t0mmyBerg
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Long time since I read a case like that.  From a cursory read of the cause of action it looks like the case is brought by some POS that ought to have Rule 11 type sanctions rained down on their heads.  In any event, ABC is whatever was the independent media organization that is now part of Disney.  They are shills for the Administration (yes the one that wants one of their people in every news room to insist on their version of the truth).  I hate Disney for other reasons (though the theme parks are great).  Anyway the point is in an anti Nike sort of way if contemplating being a set of eyeballs that might receive the advertising trope sustaining these assholes i say Just Dont Do It.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:36 | Link to Comment Crawdaddy
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..."NOT watch the channels who are bought and paid for"

They are ALL bought and paid for. All MSM is owned by a handful of people and employ armies of message massagers working on every detail. And marching toward the same goal.

If you are paying for cable/sat but not watching, they could give a shit. They still get your money because they get a cut of your bill. A fringe channel may only get a nickle per customer but those nickels add up.

Al Gore Sells His ‘Current TV’ Cable Channel To Islamic Al Jazeera News Group

"Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current."

http://beforeitsnews.com/global-unrest/2013/01/al-gore-sells-his-current...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:52 | Link to Comment Harry Quant
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I doubt any regular viewer of MSNBC would be able to handle any real "critical information" if it requires the least bit of critical thought. Besides, they are too busy leaning forward or bending over or something like that.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 00:59 | Link to Comment Big Brother
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I wonder if the FCC will force government agents into the offices of

  • Russia Today
  • BBC America
  • Al Jazeera English

I know there's probably some bias from these organizations as well, but I prefer to get a perspective from someone on the outside looking in.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:22 | Link to Comment Johnny Cocknballs
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Well as to al jazeera english, someone posted this link a while back on another blog.  Seems hard to believe.

..actually link seems to be dead.  this is the cached text only version.

 

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:58 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Haha, a fake Arab-Muslim news service, operated by The Tribe.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:15 | Link to Comment HardAssets
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We disconnected the t.v., including the sat dish feed a long time ago.  So we don't know (or care) what the MSM is saying . . . as they are all liars and whores who know who butters their bread.

Not surprised that this gets no coverage.

 

I confess, at times, when at family members homes to comment how t.v. makes you brain dead and passive. Often they'll reply "Oh we have it to watch the news."

This story will give me more ammunition in those arguments    "You know they know put the Though Police in the so called news rooms now, don't you ?"

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:12 | Link to Comment VD
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Big Brother just keeps on getting Biggerer!

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:22 | Link to Comment Pseudo Anonym
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and zh commenters glued to their chairs, keep on doing nothing more than getting fatter with every passing day (including yours truly).  at least in ukraine, venezuela, etc. the people are burning gov't buildings down instead of posting comments.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:24 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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It's a glandular problem!

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:28 | Link to Comment HardAssets
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The 'Do Something, Anything Disease' seems to be common with humanity.

Do Something . . . . even if counterproductive and self destructive.

Do Something . . . . even if you'll hurt your own cause.

Do Something . . . even if it brings 'laws' which have no impact on the 'problem' and only takes money & freedom from you.

Do Something . . . . including running off to war or burning down your own communities - - - even if you can barely articulate what it is you are supposedly fighting or marching or burning for. And even if logic has never been something that youve allowed in your brain.

Do Something, Anything ! - - - - is the call of fools . . . and of those who manipulate them.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:52 | Link to Comment max2205
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Soon there will be black panthers at the polls and the news rooms....oh wait

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 07:07 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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I didn't think I was ever going to stop hearing about that.

 

That....and the time Ted Nugent failed to hit the trashcan with his McDouble sandwich wrapper....talk about an outrage.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:07 | Link to Comment Itgoestoeleven
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dude,
if the people in the US awaken and fill the streets, it will be hot lead not rocks. Do you want to fire the shot heard 'round the world? That's a lot of blood on one man's hands. The resulting shit show will never end . forgive me if I want to avoid or at least delay TEOTWAWKI.
Follow Me!

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 00:54 | Link to Comment Big Brother
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Actually, I've been hittin' the gym lately. But yeah, up till now...

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:08 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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TBTF?

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 09:03 | Link to Comment unrulian
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ZH- this story deserves to be the top story for the day. (week)

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:17 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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"Incredibly, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is set to roll out something called the Critical Information Needs study, which will embed government “researchers” into media organizations around the nation to make sure they are doing their job properly."

...isn't this already "conspiracy fact"?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:49 | Link to Comment WonderDawg
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Yeah, but now they're not even trying to hide it anymore. They're shaking their dicks right in our faces now. Suck on that, bitch, basically is what they're saying. Brazen, indeed.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:55 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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....And, rolling it out in a deep conservative state, the one which was first to secede, the first to open fire on fedgov, 1861, whose people have a habit of starting a war when pissed off enough. A state which already has had the 3rd ID HQ posted to their state.

 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:35 | Link to Comment Berspankme
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Obama is such a motherfucking cuntfaced piece of shit. 

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:51 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Let it roll, brother!

Duce! Duce! Duce!

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:37 | Link to Comment thamnosma
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Always of two minds when this happens -- depressed and angry yet smug and vindicated.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 00:53 | Link to Comment Xanadu_doo
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full-on fuck tard.

Wee r so fuxored, friends...

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:24 | Link to Comment wee-weed up
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All Banana Republics feel the need to muzzle the press.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:54 | Link to Comment duckduckMOOSE
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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Making sure the paid MSM scum are following the Criminal UNITED STATE, CORP. INC. False Narrative & PsyOp Scripts. Psych Warfare at it finest.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:03 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Don't worry, be happy.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:11 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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I have many happy thoughts about my life and family.  About my government, not so much.

Impeachment is long and tedious, and just won't happen.  A drum head treason trial, on the other hand...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:30 | Link to Comment knukles
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Impeach our First Black President?
Hah ha ha ha ha ha  
If he were white he'd a been gone long ago.

 

Talk about propaganda

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:33 | Link to Comment Ident 7777 economy
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So ... let's impeach his WHITE half ... no? 

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:44 | Link to Comment Tall Tom
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Yeah.. Impeach Obama so that Joe Biden takes his place?

 

Nixon had Agnew from the corrupt state of Maryland too.

 

The VP has to be worse. It is an insurance policy.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:39 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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let's impeach his WHITE half

 

That's brilliant.....cause no one would care about that.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 08:39 | Link to Comment Oldwood
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Its all a chess board. No absolute plan but an absolute directive and end goal. Get officials in position for at first observation, then influence and finally control. This would be done in conjunction with others moves. Things that would incentivize public fears creating demands for "protection". Maybe something like a high level assassination attempt, blame for which being pointed at conservative media voices "instigating" threatening attitudes. This would also allow an almost instant clamp down on guns and ammo, calling in the collected data of the NSA to confirm ownership and locations. They will use examples of Ukraine to foster fears of uprisings, even though The US has fully backed the rioters. Everything is for effect and purpose. As Rahm said, a crisis is too valuable to  waste, especially if it is a crisis you deliberately fabricated.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:11 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Here have a hot pocket.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:21 | Link to Comment Cacete de Ouro
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I'll show you my Big Brother if you show me your hot pocket

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:22 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Fonz said, be happy, not Mr. Happy.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:31 | Link to Comment knukles
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Well it did say they were stffed with "bad meat."

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:21 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Was thinking of having a hot pocket and a six pack of PBR.

"That which does not kill us, makes us stronger."

Why do I doubt that?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:05 | Link to Comment FieldingMellish
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Forward comrades!

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:07 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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Speaking of:

G. Edward Griffin Interview Of Yuri Bezmenov.

The former KGB Agent said that for true Propaganda, Indoctrination & PsyOp to be effective it must span Generations or be " Generational." What more proof do we need. It's beyond repair at this point, IMHO.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R...

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 07:52 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Good news......Yuri thinks I might be useful.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:49 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Duce!

Duce!

Duce!

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:11 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Just like the soviets of old, a part member on site at all times to make sure nobody deviates from the script.

"If you want a vision of the future, Imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever".

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:33 | Link to Comment thamnosma
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It's been building for awhile, but it is mind-boggling what Obama and the "progressives" have done in such a short time.  They are well on the way to transforming the USA into an overt fascio-communist state.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:09 | Link to Comment Caveman93
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Who is watching the watchers watchers watching the people not watching but the watchers overseers?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:09 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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10 years ago this would have shocked me. Now I'm shocked it's taken so long to be official.

John Stewart Leibowitz will be silent on this one

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:18 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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As will the dyke Maddow. Of course they are with the program already, so what do they care.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 23:35 | Link to Comment Ident 7777 economy
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Dyke? No, wait I thought he ... um ... was a ... oh ... fergit it ...

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:41 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Now there is one handsome man.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:10 | Link to Comment Pumpkin
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The media is owned.  So who gives a shit?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:12 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Uhmmmm.... I do.

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 06:42 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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I second that.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:22 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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90% of all media is owned by 6 corps.

GE, Newscorp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS.

IMO this new law is going to affect the outlying 10% a hell of a lot more then the other 90% who already play ball with big gov.

Expect to see that 90% number become 100%, with anyone watching RT or Al Jazeera to be labeled as domestic terrorists.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 22:32 | Link to Comment khakuda
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Didn't GE sell NBC Universal to Comcast?

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