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FEC Chairman Warns Of Forthcoming Government Media Censorship

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Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

When I first read this story I wasn’t sure whether to highlight it or not. While the claims made by Federal Elections Committee (FEC) Chairman Lee E. Goodman are extraordinarily frightening, sometimes people with strong partisan leanings can exaggerate threats and so I like to be careful. I’m not certain if this is the case with Mr. Goodman, but since it is his word against other folks at the FEC and I don’t work there, it’s hard to know what the true state of affairs is.

Nevertheless, the fact that Ajit Pai, a commissioner at the FCC, recently warned in a Wall Street Journal editorial of government plans to “monitor” media organizations, makes me concerned enough to post on it. I highlighted the Ajit Pai editorial back in February in my post: The Obama Administration Plans to Embed “Government Researchers” to Monitor Media Organizations.

As far as the Goodman comments, The Washington Examiner reports that:

Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media’s exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight.

 

“I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee E. Goodman in an interview.

 

“The right has begun to break the left’s media monopoly, particularly through new media outlets like the internet, and I sense that some on the left are starting to rethink the breadth of the media exemption and internet communications,” he added.

 

Noting the success of sites like the Drudge Report, Goodman said that protecting conservative media, especially those on the internet, “matters to me because I see the future going to the democratization of media largely through the internet. They can compete with the big boys now, and I have seen storm clouds that the second you start to regulate them, there is at least the possibility or indeed proclivity for selective enforcement, so we need to keep the media free and the internet free.”

 

“The picking and choosing has started to occur,” said Goodman. “There are some in this building that think we can actually regulate” media, added Goodman, a Republican whose chairmanship lasts through December. And if that occurs, he said, “then I am concerned about disparate treatment of conservative media.”

The main issue I have with Mr. Goodman’s comments is that he frames them in a very partisan manner. Sure, I don’t doubt that the current state of affairs might have the FEC concerned about the threat posed by conservative media, but in ten years who knows, it could be the reverse. The key here is that media, in particular the internet, must be kept free and open. The internet is what allows an individual like me, armed with only a computer and an internet connection, to reach thousands of people per day on a shoestring budget. This is a revolution in humankind and must be preserved at all costs.

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Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:36 | 4746061 DeadFred
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The end is not upon us until they control the internet and disarm the vets.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:41 | 4746070 90's Child
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The 4th branch of the government bitchez.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ffxUT7Puf0&sns=em

[Talking]
The new age is upon us
And yet the past refuses to rest in its shallow grave
For those who hide behind the false image of the son of man
shall stand before God!!! It has begun
The beginning of the end
Yeah..
Yeah... yeah, yeah

[Verse 1]
The voice of racism preaching the gospel is devilish
A fake church called the prophet Muhammad a terrorist
Forgetting God is not a religion, but a spiritual bond
And Jesus is the most quoted prophet in the Qu'ran
They bombed innocent people, tryin' to murder Saddam
When you gave him those chemical weapons to go to war with Iran
This is the information that they hold back from Peter Jennings
Cause Condoleeza Rice is just a new age Sally Hemmings
I break it down with critical language and spiritual anguish
The Judas I hang with, the guilt of betraying Christ
You murdered and stole his religion, and painting him white
Translated in psychologically tainted philosophy
Conservative political right wing, ideology
Glued together sloppily, the blasphemy of a nation
Got my back to the wall, cause I'm facin' assassination
Guantanamo Bay, federal incarceration
How could this be, the land of the free, home of the brave?
Indigenous holocaust, and the home of the slaves
Corporate America, dancin' offbeat to the rhythm
You really think this country, never sponsored terrorism?
Human rights violations, we continue the saga
El Savador and the contras in Nicaragua
And on top of that, you still wanna take me to prison
Just cause I won't trade humanity for patriotism

[Hook]
It's like MK-ULTRA, controlling your brain
Suggestive thinking, causing your perspective to change
They wanna rearrange the whole point of view of the ghetto
The fourth branch of the government, want us to settle
A bandana full of glittering, generality
Fighting for freedom and fighting terror, but what's reality?
Read about the history of the place that we live in
And stop letting corporate news tell lies to your children

[Verse 2]
Flow like the blood of Abraham through the Jews and the Arabs
Broken apart like a woman's heart, abused in a marriage
The brink of holy war, bottled up, like a miscarriage
Embedded correspondents don't tell the source of the tension
And they refuse to even mention, European intervention
Or the massacres in Jenin, the innocent screams
U.S. manufactured missles, and M-16's
Weapon contracts and corrupted American dreams
Media censorship, blocking out the video screens
A continent of oil kingdoms, bought for a bargain
Democracy is just a word, when the people are starvin'
The average citizen, made to be, blind to the reason
A desert full of genocide, where the bodies are freezin'
And the world doesn't believe that you fightin' for freedom
Cause you fucked the Middle East, and gave birth to a demon
It's open season with the CIA, bugging my crib
Trapped in a ghetto region like a Palestinian kid
Where nobody gives a fuck whether you die or you live
I'm tryin' to give the truth, and I know the price is my life
But when I'm gone they'll sing a song about Immortal Technique
Who beheaded the President, and the princes and sheiks
You don't give a fuck about us, I can see through your facade
Like a fallen angel standing in the presence of God
Bitch niggaz scared of the truth, when it looks at you hard

[Hook]
It's like MK-ULTRA, controlling your brain
Suggestive thinking, causing your perspective to change
They wanna rearrange the whole point of view in the ghetto
The fourth branch of the government, want us to settle
A bandana full of glittering, generality
Fighting for freedom and fighting terror, but what's reality?
Martial law is coming soon to the hood, to kill you
While you hanging your flag out your project window

[Talking]
Yeah..
The fourth branch of the government AKA the media
Seems to now have a retirement plan for ex-military officials
As if their opinion was at all unbiased
A machine shouldn't speak for men
So shut the fuck up you mindless drone!
And you know it's serious
When these same media outfits are spending millions of dollars on a PR campaign
To try to convince you they're fair and balanced
When they're some of the most ignorant, and racist people
Giving that type of mentality a safe haven
We act like we share in the spoils of war that they do
We die in wars, we don't get the contracts to make money off 'em afterwards!
We don't get weapons contracts, nigga!
We don't get cheap labor for our companies, nigga!
We are cheap labor, nigga!
Turn off the news and read, nigga!
Read... read... read...

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:51 | 4746088 TeamDepends
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Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Isn't Keynesian Slim a Constitutional scholar?  Oh well, this is where the Second Amendment comes in.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:38 | 4746170 NoDebt
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Wait, wait, wait.  How old is this story?  I feel like we heard about all this 3 months ago, but with the FCC putting "monitors" into broadcast news and newspapers.  Is this the same thing but coming from the FEC now?

I'm missing something here.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:52 | 4746306 CH1
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And yet protection - some of which is even free - is just too much trouble.

Instead, they will complain to Daddy Guv, that he should do it for them.

Sheep get sheared.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 15:29 | 4746564 Libertarian777
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i think media outlets need umm.. free speech zones bitchez...

</sarc>

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:03 | 4746114 w1LE.e
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All...Helll....Can't stop us now!

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 15:01 | 4746479 Ignatius
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Corporate media monopoly, not a 'left' media monopoly.

They are adept at using left themes ("we're gonna help you") while they help themselves.

ObummerCare is a perfect example of this phenomenon.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:41 | 4746071 chemystical
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Oy, another Hebe running a Federal office.  Shocked.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:51 | 4746093 Seize Mars
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chemystical

Once I would have said you were being bigoted. But you know there is a saying, "Once is and accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is enemy action."

Anyone trying to disarm you is trying to kill you.

https://thezog.wordpress.com/who-is-behind-gun-control/

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:06 | 4746117 chemystical
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"Once is and accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is enemy action"

When we find that 1.7% of the population is over-represented in the halls of our lords by factors of 10, 20, and 30, then it's not a coincidence; it's a cohencidence.

If African-Americans were over-represented in the halls of the vichy federal government to even half the extent, then America would thought it woke up in Zimbabwe.  And rightly so.  But don't dare suggest that we fell asleep and woke up in Tel-Aviv. 

Those who don't know or remember history are....

...likely to have been raised in an environment where jews kontrol the information.

Call me a bigot all day.  Doesn't change the truth one iota.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:47 | 4746279 Cloud9.5
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I have a theory.  The Jews went for broke against the Roman Empire and wound up committing suicide at Masada.  They renounced resistance and became passive. In their minds, suffering the occasional pogrom was acceptable to facing a mass suicide brought on by resistance.  They chose the path of least resistance and went along to get along.  They ingratiated themselves into the existing state.  They convinced themselves that through cleverness the group could avoid the excesses of the state.  So, they became enablers of the state, seeking to have some control over the levers of state power.  Sometimes they enabled totalitarian regimes.   The funny thing is, if Jews had not cooperated so willingly with the Nazis, many more millions of them would still be alive.  Those that came out of that experience had the smell of death all over them and vowed never again.  Many of those people immigrated to Palestine.  As a result, the I.D.F. is one of the best in the world.

 

American Jews have only read about the holocaust.  For them it is a concept and a mechanism to claim victim status.  They have deluded themselves into thinking that the genocide in Germany was a one off occurrence brought on by an exceptionally evil individual.  They close their eyes to the overwhelming evidence that genocide is endemic to our species.  Those that push disarmament of the populace are of the same ilk that made up the Jewish Council in Warsaw.  In an effort to placate the Nazis, the Rabbis unknowingly urged their own people to get on the trains to Auschwitz.   

 

Jews are overwhelmingly Democrats.  So are Muslim Americans.  There is a great schism brewing in the Democratic Party.  While Jews hold many of the positions of power within the party, many below them do not share their views. They would be wise to listen to the language of Louis Farrakhan and understand that he speaks for millions that are seething in the masses below them.

 

As oil supplies continue to decline and economies continue to unwind, we will at some point revert to tribalism.  I suggest that Mr. Putin is an indication of that resurgence.  Jews in American are not immune to this reversion.  They would be wise to be well armed and vigilant.  Unfortunately, history will repeat itself and many full of hope will willingly disarm themselves and get on the next train to Auschwitz.   

 

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:24 | 4746230 Lost Word
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But Goodman is Conservative ?

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:35 | 4746165 Tom_333
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And yet...why I am not surprised....?

How did it come to this that the once existing republic was overrun and infested with Trotskyites? Their agendas are exactly as bad or worse as you fear in your worst moments.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:58 | 4746328 Tom_333
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I said Trotskyite...no reference to ethnic groups at all. Why the downvote ? Really...this is getting spooky. The amount of directed abuse being heaped upon  a country formerly known as the republic.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 15:31 | 4746570 Blano
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It's gone on for decades, but slowly, so few would notice.  Unfortunately I believe they reached the tipping point in this country before enough people woke up, in turn eliminating any peaceful solution.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:59 | 4746191 Joebloinvestor
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When they confiscate HAM radios, you know they are serious.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:27 | 4746237 Lost Word
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When they require remote control "kill" switches in smart phones,

you know they are serious.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:30 | 4746247 Lost Word
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Have you seen the news stories about cops confiscating video phones

from people video photographing cops

because

"they might be a gun" ?

Yes, you can "shoot" video with a video phone.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 18:21 | 4746865 sylviasays
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ALERT! California Democrat controlled Senate approves smartphone ‘kill-switch’ bill. Weeks after killing legislation to require the anti-theft technology in all new smartphones, the Democrats in the California Senate on Thursday passed a revised version of the bill as tech giants Apple and Microsoft dropped their opposition.

http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_25722904/smartphone-kill-switch...

 

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:30 | 4746239 lakecity55
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Just wait about 6 to 12 months.

This site, and many others will vanish/404.

Then the killing starts.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:36 | 4746259 midtowng
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A couple years ago Republicans were panicking about the government returning to the Fairness Doctrine.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 14:25 | 4746392 garypaul
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"Government officials are...angling for censorship"

Just give us some names please.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 18:28 | 4746873 sylviasays
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Names? Democrat Senator Mark Leno and his fellow Democrats in California...

http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_25722904/smartphone-kill-switch...

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:41 | 4746069 pcrs
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All taken care of with net neutrality which is the state camel's nose under the proverbial tent. 

It mandates ISP to pass legal content.

This translates in time to:

illegal content must be banned by ISP's

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:43 | 4746076 chemystical
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"This translates in time to: illegal content must be banned by ISP's"

and the State decides what's illegal.  Gee, what a cohencidence.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:20 | 4746140 Max Cynical
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Web host gives FCC a 28.8Kbps slow lane in net neutrality protest

"Since the FCC seems to have no problem with this idea, I've (through correspondence) gotten access to the FCC's internal IP block, and throttled all connections from the FCC to 28.8kbps modem speeds on the Neocities.org front site, and I'm not removing it until the FCC pays us for the bandwidth they've been wasting instead of doing their jobs protecting us from the 'keep America's internet slow and expensive forever' lobby," NeoCities creator Kyle Drake wrote yesterday."

Lots of commenters suggesting the big players i.e. Google, Microsoft, Facebook, etc...should throttle any .gov address to get their attention about interfering.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/web-host-gives-fcc-a-28-8kbps...

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:34 | 4746254 Lost Word
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One web page about this slow lane

gave a link for the source code he used to create the slow lane for the FCC.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:43 | 4746077 FanOfAnn
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If you don't think this guy is posistioning himself for a third term, your crazy. 

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:53 | 4746098 SilverIsMoney
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Everyone said the same thing about Bush...

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:19 | 4746134 greatbeard
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>> Everyone

Not everyone.  Lefties said that.  Righties were just fine with his shenanagans.  Now righties are saying that about O and the left is just fine with his shenanigans.  It works like a charm.

When the results are the same, election after election, there is no need for a third term.  Whoever follows O, whether D or R, the process will continue on schedule and accelerate accordingly. 

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:35 | 4746163 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Exactly. That is also why those at the very top or what goes as the Republican Party these days would prefer Obama over Ron Paul or anyone like him. The status quo continues. The people with real power don't really care if its Billary or Jeb bush, the important stuff stays the same. There was no reason for bush to need a third term, nor is there any reason for Obama to, since whoever replaces them will keep doing Te same shit. Trying to get one of them a third term or president for life is pointless, and doing so would risk unnecessarily riling up all the serfs. Letting the serfs think they really have a choice in anything is their best option. If people need further proof, I just point out the silence of the anti-war left in the past few years. It was hilarious watching the people on msnbc trying to defend Obamas attempts to get a war with Syria, after spending the last 8 years calling bush a war criminal for doing the same shit. And all the conservative talking heads suddenly remembering the constitution and bill of rights after ignoring bush's various violations of them are no better. Different wings of the same bird

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 17:42 | 4746818 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Explain yourselves, down voters. Tell me what I said that was wrong.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 14:47 | 4746452 Tulpa
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You have a bit of selective memory going on.  The right turned on Bush after he pushed for amnesty for illegals and certainly after he signed TARP.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 17:02 | 4746764 Lost Word
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The true right or the tea party right, yes,

but the establishment pretend right RINO's supported amnesty and TARP.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 14:45 | 4746447 Tulpa
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LOL.  Good luck to BO pulling that off, with not only the GOP but Hillary Clinton screaming bloody murder if he tried.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:44 | 4746078 Government need...
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How can an individual appropriately oppose this brazen effort to contravene the freedom of speech and press?

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:44 | 4746079 kill switch
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Another fucking slippery slope in the Fascist States of America

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:34 | 4746253 lakecity55
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          JUSA!
          JUSA!
          JUSA!

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:46 | 4746080 Smegley Wanxalot
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Any wonder why I would laugh my ass off if some terrorist org nuked DC and everyone on that tyrannical dump fried?  I don't advocate it, but I would laugh if it occurred.

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 22:51 | 4749712 RichardParker
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Now why the hell would someone nuke their bosses? If the US government takes these terror organizations off of the payroll, then they might get really pissed.  That's probabaly the only way something like that would happen to DC.

 

I wouldn't worry too much about any of that ever happening...

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:50 | 4746081 OC Sure
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Words are the tools of thought.

The purpose of thinking is to act.

Control the words, control the actions.

Control the actions, decrease the freedom and increase the tyranny or:

increase the freedom and decrease the tyranny.

 

Don't be sedated by the terms of tyranny and tell two friends to tell two friends the same. 

 

 

 

 

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:51 | 4746094 Zirpedge
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Our nervous system is all electrical impusles. Salt water is a decent conductor, much better than unsalted. Stay salty my friend.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:47 | 4746085 Seize Mars
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LOL, yeah the whole thing is crashing right in front of our eyes.

Keep pushing you morons. I wonder if this could ever blow up on you? Ha, ha!

Or to quote Princess Leia, "The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers."

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:02 | 4746199 Bollixed
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Just like a peeled banana. Or a Banana Republic in this case.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:47 | 4746087 CharliePrince
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The Obama Administration Plans to Embed “Government Researchers” to Monitor Media Organizations.

this will be a 250k a year job to surf the net . I was going to apply to the sec

but this sound easier...good government at work ,not waste full at all

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:40 | 4746172 Greenskeeper_Carl
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Just be careful what Internet content you are looking at. Apparently 6 hours of porn a day is ok, but I wouldn't push my luck with 7 hours, just in case

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:42 | 4746271 Lost Word
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That was the time, six hours a day, an EPA official admitted to doing at his office.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 14:10 | 4746353 Emergency Ward
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Enough to earn a promotion and a raise.  Good job!

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 14:27 | 4746251 Emergency Ward
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..............go out on indefinite paid leave for stress, sorry boss, I just can't seem to focus on these stupid comment sections my head is going to explode.....too many krazy kommies, kluxers, bomb-throwers, jihadis, warmongers, nationalists, globalists, nazis, deranged localists, flamers, Sunstein State-thuggery apologists, slavers, hyper-patriotic transexuals, Genetically-Modified Corporatists, racists, race-baiters, police-state progressives, maniac neo-cons, Prison-Guard Trade Unionists, God's Keg Party fanatics, know-it-all morons I can't take it any more..........and the profanity, fuck it.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:40 | 4746267 Lost Word
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Internet Story recently about two NYC cops who beat a man who was video photographing them.

Story noted the cops were each making a salary of about 150 K per year.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:53 | 4746089 Zirpedge
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HAHAH "Forthcoming" as if the news now was not social engineering produced by think tanks and PR gurus. See: http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=8339

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized." - Edward Bernays

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:50 | 4746091 Kina
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Those remaining in the US.... this is your last chance to escape before they shut the doors on you.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:56 | 4746103 SilverIsMoney
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I'll stay here and fight thank you very much... scattering away isn't going to do any good in the long run either.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:00 | 4746107 Seize Mars
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Kina

...and go where? The IRS and FBI arrests people on every continent. There is no where to go.

 

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 20:07 | 4747000 August
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>>>The IRS and FBI arrests people on every continent. There is no where to go.

Just don't violate US law (or only violate it discreetly) and there is zero reason for the IRS or FBI to bother with you, particularly so if you don't live in The Homeland.

There is certainly nowhere perfect, but there are many places to go.  Unless you and yours insist on being a part of a first-world, anglophone society, in which case your choices are fairly restricted; nevertheless, you do have choices.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:47 | 4746177 w1LE.e
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No need for confession now

cause now you have got the fight of your life

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:58 | 4746101 Everybodys All ...
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Democracy under Obamas leadership is dying at a ferocious pace and no one steps in to stop it. In many cases the leadership of these bureaucracies are now largely foreigners. Who in the hell is Ajit Pai? Certainly, not someone who has your better interest in mind. This is insanity.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:59 | 4746106 agent default
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Obama and the presence of Obama and the likes of Obama in the DC is a symptom, not the cause.  In a different era these people would have been tarred, feathered and thrown out of town.  Now, they get elected to positions of immense power.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:01 | 4746108 Seize Mars
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EVerybodysAllMurican

It's not insanity, it's on purpose.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:06 | 4746119 Everybodys All ...
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Of course and you voted for it idiot.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:28 | 4746238 Seize Mars
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Like hell I did.
Anyways knucklehead I'm saying I agree with you, I'm just saying it didn't happen by accident. It's a directed attack.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:48 | 4746282 Everybodys All ...
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my bad. Please accept my apology.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:03 | 4746112 TeamDepends
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Good!  We are a CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC not a DEMOCRACY!!!!!

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:17 | 4746130 naughtius maximus
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I thought we were an autonamous collective

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:02 | 4746197 Mr. Delicious
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A constitutional republic is a state in which the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people. They must govern to existing constitution.
We're not that, either.
Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:17 | 4746131 Stan522
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Our country is being run by despots looking to transform our once great nation into an unrecognizable dystopia only a MSNBC and Huff Post-indoctrinated, constitution-contemptuous, traitorous, racist, sexist, baby-butchering, sodomy-celebrating, marriage-devaluing, rights-from-government-not-from-God believing, 2nd Amendment-hating, innocents-murdering, criminal and domestic terrorist-empowering, illegal alien foreign invader enabling, societal-parasite-pandering Tyranny Party excrement-baggers who smear the constitution, and the blood of those who died to defend it, with the pathogenic excreta of elitist fascist contempt drawn from their ever-present, power-and-control-greedy, liberty-hating, slavery-to-the-state-supporting, government-is-god, philosophical bag of egalitarian, neo-Marxist feces, and an obama stem polisher would recognize.......

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:20 | 4746139 Intelligence_In...
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Amen brother

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 17:59 | 4746831 falak pema
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you must be Oliver! 

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:25 | 4746148 Max Cynical
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"Democracy under Obamas leadership is dying at a ferocious pace..."

Almost every gov department is now occupied by rabid progressives and all they understand is that they only have three years left to turn this nation upside down...they probably even have countdown clocks on all the walls.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:40 | 4746268 lakecity55
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Joe: "Boss, the guys are getting itchy. When can we start killing people?"
Bath House: "As soon as I get the Word, Joe. Have 'em practice some more. We have plenty of ammo. I need you to make sure we have enough backhoes ready for the mass graves. I hate these fucking Americans-- except you, Joe."
"Thanks, Boss."

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:41 | 4746269 NickVegas
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No countdown clocks, I've already been told it's either Bush or Clinton. I for one, hail our new, err well, old overlords. All hail the central bankers.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:56 | 4746284 Lost Word
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Ajit Pai ?

Asian Indian perhaps?

Presumably a US citizen. 

Did Obama ever legally become a US citizen?

Uncertain whether his US citizen "mother" Stanley Ann Dunham was really Obama's

biologcal mother.

Perhaps Obama born in Kenya to a British white woman.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:04 | 4746115 VWAndy
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This is how the game is run boys. The deck is stacked. If by chance we ever get close? They change the rules.

 As if they did not already know who said what.

 The concensus that refuses to be devided is what they fear. Its the regular folks looking for the truth that are picking up steam. If the truly productive ever gain the concensus the global stall could happen.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:05 | 4746118 naughtius maximus
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When you put a viscious dog out to protect your home, don't be surprised if it bites you too.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:58 | 4746323 Lost Word
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Don't be surprised if the cops shoot and kill the dog.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:18 | 4746133 Intelligence_In...
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Obama is afraid of the power of the right wing libertarian media because it threatens the socialist take over.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:21 | 4746142 No Quarter
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So you shoot the viscious dog. So simple.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:29 | 4746154 falak pema
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does your dog have cat's whiskers? To look so "viscious" ?

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:24 | 4746143 falak pema
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Read this, posted as a reminder in Jesse's Cafe Americain :

..."And advanced forms of biological warfare that can target specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool. This is merely a glimpse of the possibilities inherent in the process of transformation, not a precise prediction. Whatever the shape and direction of this revolution in military affairs, the implications for continued American military preeminence will be profound.

As argued above, there are many reasons to believe that U.S. forces already possess nascent revolutionary capabilities, particularly in the realms of intelligence command and control, and long range precision strikes. 

Indeed, these capabilities are sufficient to allow the armed services to begin an interim, short-to-medium-term process of transformation right away, creating new force designs and operational concepts – designs and concepts different than those contemplated by the current defense program – to maximize the capabilities that already exist. But these must be viewed as merely a way-station toward a more thoroughgoing transformation."

The Project For a New American Century, Rebuilding America's Defenses...

Any power structure, in this case the GWB neo-con cabal, which can concoct such a malicious and dominant mindset to trample on others; not just in Defense but also in Offense mode as in Iraq;  is quite capable of doing the same to its own citizens who are against the mindset and the people who spawned this ideology at home; by actively expressing their outrage and dissent.  

The Pope and the Inquisition showed us that; as did every totalitarian regime that followed. 

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:38 | 4746167 Cathartes Aura
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been posting about this for years. . . anyone who isn't keeping up with the global biowarfare experimentals is far behind the learning curve now. 

every day, overhead, barely a mention. . . decades of tests right over the flag-waving noses. . .keep shopping for weapons, while a century of war-machinery targets your lungs, your immune systems, your lives. . .

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:26 | 4746233 Cathartes Aura
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the latter is a good link for those wanting to get up to speed quickly (though I'd advise more thorough re-search, still). . .

In the late 1990's the neocon Project for a New American Century (PNAC) provided the following recommendation in their manifest Rebuilding America's Defenses:

...advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.

ties in falak's link well.  note the date, and that we are a couple decades on from there, tick-tock.

of course, it's the "other side" at "fault" eh voters.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:22 | 4746144 inky
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GOVERNMENTS...

 

If you think the problems we create are bad,Just wait until you see our solutions.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:24 | 4746146 Cthonic
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This is the core, where we broadcast our pirate signal and hack into the Matrix...

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:39 | 4746171 blindman
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http://www.maxkeiser.com/2014/05/technology-isnt-the-only-source-of-inno...
Technology Isn’t the Only Source of Innovation
Posted on May 10, 2014 by Charles Hugh Smith
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"...The solution is to recognize the critical role of social innovation enabled by networked human and social capital." ... c.h.s.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:48 | 4746178 homiegot
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These aren't the authoritarians you're looking for. You can go about your business. Move along.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 12:52 | 4746182 Xploregon
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This is really no new news here at ZH. We've had Million Dollar Bonus and several other nefarious .gov trolls embedded in our backsides for a long time.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:05 | 4746204 dizzyfingers
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B-crap. Just do away with the travesty called voting.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:53 | 4746266 dizzyfingers
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I think the presidency, which for a long time has been an paper-tiger office, resembles the Olympics which goes the highest-bidding mafiocracy. Chicago was chosen to win. Like the Olympics, it's all about money. 

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:48 | 4746281 voltaic
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Obama is a corporate hack, but this has little to do with 'conservative' media, but small media in general. OWS was snuffed out by big brother and they aren't conservative. Wikileaks isn't conservative and it's considered a terrorist organization by most on the right. Glenn Greenwald is not conservative at all and he has to live in Brazil to speak freely. Would you call Edward Snowden conservative? No. He's banished from the country and has an open voice from Russia of all places. Aaron Swartz was no conservative and look at how he was hounded to death. You might not 'approve' of 360.org, but big money corporate beasts fight environmental groups with their version of 'facts.'  

This 'conservative groups are the only outlets being targeted' meme is absolute BS. In fact it bastardizes the conversation, since it marginalizes 'progressive/liberal' media as being controlled by the corporate elite and that is factually untrue. The powers that be want to separate the left and right as much as possible, since if they could somehow work together they would be a force for change. Ralph Nader and Robert Reich, two very non-conservatives, understand the potential of that gathering of strength. Unfortunately partisan articles such as this make that a more difficult task, which plays right into the hands of big brother and big corporations. 

Big corporate 'mainstream' media is worried that it is losing eyeballs and associated profits and will do all it can to curb alternative media; be that media right or left. 

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 14:06 | 4746342 Lost Word
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Libertarians being threatened

Instead of Conservatives ?

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 14:39 | 4746431 Tulpa
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OWS was supported by government at every step of the way, at least while they weren't raping each other and trying to shut down streets and ports.  The same mayors who obstructed Tea Party protests by forcing them to pay for cleanup and buy permits were more than happy to attend OWS and cheer on the trespassers.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 13:57 | 4746317 Duc888
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...they hate us for our Free-Dums.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 14:05 | 4746339 atthelake
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The democrats are doing everything they can to hand the next election to the republicans. The purpose is the republicans will get rid of as many social programs as they can without losing their base. If the democrats do it, they'll lose their base. 

At some point, in your and my lifetimes, things are going to get wild, here in Amerika.

 

Like minded people need to come together.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 16:12 | 4746650 Marco
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Indeed, assuming you're talking about the figurehead/fallguy election, but the Republicans won't take the win standing up ... they didn't want it last time and I don't see anything much having changed. One wonders what miraculously unsuited candidate the Republicans can find next election to avoid it. As retarded a pick as Mitt Romney was he got way too close for comfort, so they have to find someone even worse ...

Jeb Bush doesn't stand a chance of getting the ticket, he's way too electable ... unless they have some tapes of him fucking a donkey ready to be leaked.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 14:36 | 4746416 Tulpa
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"The main issue I have with Mr. Goodman’s comments is that he frames them in a very partisan manner. Sure, I don’t doubt that the current state of affairs might have the FEC concerned about the threat posed by conservative media, but in ten years who knows, it could be the reverse."

He's identifying the problem as it exists today, which is the feds' urge to squelch conservative/libertarian speech.  Where did Goodman imply that he would be less concerned about possible future attempts to stifle speech by the left?

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 15:55 | 4746618 orangegeek
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FEC's oversight is for elections.

 

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

 

One could say that this has changed or will be changed, but media is too "democratized" to allow for censorship unless the US government blocks websites - like China does.

 

There's a lot of hyperbole out there - this article is speculative at best.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 16:41 | 4746730 VWAndy
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More focus on the truth is like a magnet to the honest folks. The real advantage on the net is the comments provide a natural filter. Its the unoppossed lies that have lead so many away from the truth. They know it too.

 Just keep an open mind. Judge each comment and concider the source. Pat attention to what the ones worth reading cannot say in a public venue. Wisdom,integrity and charactor matter much more than a nice suit.

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 18:07 | 4746846 Freewheelin Franklin
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Conservative media or liberal media, it's all sensationalism. 

 

CNN doesn' spenmd 25 hours a day talking about a missing jet because it's news. 

 

You know who you can thank for that. 

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 06:52 | 4747717 AdvancingTime
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 It recently came out thanks to information leaked by  Edward Snowden that the "black budget" last year was a massive 52 billion dollars. This is the money used in "secret" spy operations, and it is enough to send shivers down the back of those who value privacy and freedom.

The totalitarian society of Oceania described in George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four is a warning as to what can happen when power goes unchecked. In Orwell's novel, all citizens of Oceania are monitored by cameras and are fed fabricated news stories by the government. More on this subject in the article below.

http://brucewilds.blogspot.com/2013/09/are-we-creating-orwellian-society...

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 14:01 | 4748382 Polymarkos
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The Old Republic is dead.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!