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Guest Post: You Can't Fool Mother Nature For Long: Mainstream Media

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Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds

You Can't Fool Mother Nature For Long: Mainstream Media

The Corporate Media in the U.S. is a handmaiden to the Financial and Political Elites, issuing simulacra of "news" and "analysis" in service of the Status Quo.

If there is any America "industry" ripe for widespread discrediting, it is the U.S. Corporate Media--the six corporations that own most of the media outlets the conventional American sees, hears and reads. This week's theme is You Can't Fool Mother Nature For Long, and this is how it plays out in MediaLand: when the disconnect between the actual economy and what the American people are told is factual and true about the U.S. economy and its Financial Elites by their Corporate Media widens to surrealism, then the conventional American who has passively accepted propaganda in place of reality will finally abandon belief in the "fairness and integrity" of the Mainstream Media, and see it for what it is: a corporate house of prostitution, where everything is for sale to the highest bidder.

Ask yourself how many hard-hitting, high-visibility series on the underbelly of American sickcare have been issued by any Mainstream Media outlet. Then look at how many of these outlets live off the revenues of adverts for pharmaceutical products, health insurance, fast foods and packaged foods-- all industries that are profiteering from the current sickcare system.

The answer, as far as I can discern, is (unsurprisingly) zero.

Present-day journalism in America has an unspoken double-standard. Any "news" story or analysis based on press releases from Central State fiefdoms such as the CBO, Medicare, BLS, etc. is accepted without reservations or independent inquiry, or indeed, even basic journalistic skepticism, while any reports that are critical of the Status Quo are treated quite differently: sources are treated as suspect, critical comments are always countered with official assurances, high-visibility "experts" are tapped to dismiss the criticism, and finally, the story is buried: it runs on a public-service broadcast in the wee hours of the morning, it is relegated to page B-19 in the newspaper, and it briefly appears at the bottom of a list of web stories that is quickly "refreshed" before too many people can spot it.

This gives the Corporate Media "plausible deniability" when critics question the veracity and quality of its analysis. The Corporate Media digs up the buried story and presents it as "proof" of hard-hitting journalism.

We now live in an era of unmitigated propaganda that is accepted much as propaganda in wartime: we all know it's been censored or gussied up with positive spin, but we accept it as "necessary" because the Status Quo is under threat.

This "rally round the flag" mentality in wartime allows horrendous officially sanctioned errors and the resultant loss of life to be glossed over or simply buried, lest the Home Front get discouraged by official incompetence or error.

There is a subtext of this very belief system in the constantly cheery presentation of the "economic recovery" in painfully bogus unemployment statistics and analyses that are lacking in even Journalism 101 skepticism: we know it's all bogus but we fear the truth. So we accept the propaganda as "necessary for morale."

There is a difference between now and World War II, though. In a full-blown global war, the nation itself was at risk. Now, it is the Financial and Political Elites who are risk. The Corporate Media's first and most critical line of propaganda is that if America's Financial and Political Elites fall, so too does the nation.

This is of course false. The nation would be infinitely better off if its current crop of craven, corrupt Financial and Political Elites were revealed as financially and ethically bankrupt and delivered from great power into ignominious disgrace.

A truly independent media would have been highlighting this reality daily since the financial house of cards began collapsing in 2007. Instead, the Corporate Media has presented the saving of the financial and political Status Quo Elites as the equivalent of saving the nation itself. This is self-serving, of course, but it is also fascist: the Corporate Media and the Central State are now essentially one.

 


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Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Throw out your television today.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:11 | Link to Comment GeneMarchbanks
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+1

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:03 | Link to Comment Pladizow
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"Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play." - Joseph Goebbels - Nazi Minister of Propoganda.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:22 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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@ Pladizow, here's a few more of The Fuhrer's greatest quotes:

“AMERICA WILL BE THE EASIEST OF ALL NATIONS TO CONQUER. DIVIDED AGAINST HERSELF, THE UNITED STATES WILL OFFER LITTLE OPPOSITION TO OUR IDEOLOGY WHEN THE HOUR TO STRIKE HAS COME.”
-DR. JOSEPH GOEBBELS
REICHNINISTER OF PROPAGANDA

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it… It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

- Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister for Adolph Hitler

“The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it.”
-Dr Josef Mengele (Infamous Nazi doctor)


“How fortuned for leaders men don’t think.”

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”

“All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.”

“It is always more difficult to fight against faith than against knowledge.”
-The Fuhrer

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:48 | Link to Comment AbruptlyKawaii
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Judge Denies Obama Motion To Quash Subpoena in Birth Certificate Case

http://www.orlytaitzesq.com/?p=30563

http://www.thepostemail.com/2012/01/20/breaking-georgia-judge-denies-oba...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/05/orly-taitz-birther-georgia_n_11...

mean reversion is a bitch, even for information and the lame stream media. it's like the chunnel or fukushima/chernobyl or macondo, it'll always leak, just depends how much how fast.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 00:24 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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i hope that monster obama reverts; he's so mean, and so lame.   

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:12 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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The CIA and the Media 

by Carl Bernstein

Rolling Stone, Oct. 20, 1977

In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one of America's leading syndicated columnists, went to the Philippines to cover an election. He did not go because he was asked to do so by his syndicate. He did not go because he was asked to do so by the newspapers that printed his column. He went at the request of the CIA.

Alsop is one of more than 400 American journalists who in the past twenty-five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters.

Some of these journalists' relationships with the Agency were tacit; some were explicit. There was cooperation, accommodation and overlap. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services -- from simple intelligence gathering to serving as go-betweens with spies in Communist countries. Reporters shared their notebooks with the CIA. Editors shared their staffs. Some of the journalists were Pulitzer Prize winners, distinguished reporters who considered themselves ambassadors-without-portfolio for their country. Most were less exalted: foreign correspondents who found that their association with the Agency helped their work; stringers and freelancers who were as interested it the derring-do of the spy business as in filing articles, and, the smallest category, full-time CIA employees masquerading as journalists abroad. In many instances, CIA documents show, journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements America?s leading news organizations.

The history of the CIA's involvement with the American press continues to be shrouded by an official policy of obfuscation and deception . . . .

Among the executives who lent their cooperation to the Agency were William Paley of the Columbia Broadcasting System, Henry Luce of Time Inc., Arthur Hays Sulzberger of the New York Times, Barry Bingham Sr. of the Louisville Courier-Journal and James Copley of the Copley News Service. Other organizations which cooperated with the CIA include the American Broadcasting Company, the National Broadcasting Company, the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, Newsweek magazine, the Mutual Broadcasting System, The Miami Herald, and the old Saturday Evening Post and New York Herald-Tribune. By far the most valuable of these associations, according to CIA officials, have been with The New York Times, CBS, and Time Inc.

http://danwismar.com/uploads/Bernstein%20-%20CIA%20and%20Media.htm

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 17:16 | Link to Comment dizzyfingers
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So, at last, we understand why there were warnings about television.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:13 | Link to Comment pirea
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I did this in 2010, and it is great.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:04 | Link to Comment Instant Wealth
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... thumbs up, I did it in 2001. Fuck TV.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:38 | Link to Comment falun bong
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Keep the big screen TV, and get some Firefox add-ons that make the font size huge (so you can see it from across the room). Then get an add-on that let's you flip through your bookmarks like you're flicking TV channels. You'll be amazed, you end up watching very high-quality stuff, not Kardashians.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 14:19 | Link to Comment RiverRoad
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Unfortunately, the MSM bears watching.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 20:51 | Link to Comment Frankie Carbone
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Turned my flat panel into the video monitor that I am typing this on. 

Tee Vee is for sheep. Weakass, mindless cattle that cannot think for themselves nor would they even if they could. 

Public education and intellectual sloth have destroyed this once great nation. 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:13 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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Elvis had a better idea.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment redpill
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Prescription drug abuse?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Fried peanut butter and banana sammiches?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:22 | Link to Comment redpill
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Disappearing Keyser Soze style and living in a secret bunker waiting for John Tesh to bring him another bottle of whiskey?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:00 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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Well we all know about him shooting TVs when he wanted to change the channel, and Sonny or Red rolling in another one.  A buddy of mine this past week told me that he had heard that Elvis owned a Pantera, and that it was running rough and pissing him off, so he shot it, too.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:09 | Link to Comment redpill
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"a Pantera, and that it was running rough"

Rather redundant wouldn't you say!


Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:18 | Link to Comment johnu1978
Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:31 | Link to Comment Spirit Of Truth
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The false hopes from faith in the false god Mammon are giving way.  The masses are clinging to the lies of Mammon's central planners to maintain their optimism.  I don't expect this to last: http://thespiritoftruth.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-does-this-mean.html

 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:45 | Link to Comment BlackholeDivestment
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...wild isn't it, the darkness passes before the eyes of man and yet they remain laboring at ZERO INTEREST!!! Lol.  http://bible.cc/john/9-4.htm http://bible.cc/1_samuel/2-9.htm

2012-13 sure does look like the ending point for sealing the dead in the black hole, and the start of the prophetic time of false peace is displaying the ripe reality of the ensuing gathering of force after that mark in time. 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 20:45 | Link to Comment Tijuana Donkey Show
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The false god of Mormons?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment redpill
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I would except that I occasionally indulge in a guilty pleasure viewing of Moonshiners or Sons of Guns.  Discovery Channel, helping you learn about illegal booze and weaponry 30 minutes at a time.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:49 | Link to Comment Strider52
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Don't forget about "Gold Rush", and next week: "Bearing Sea Gold".

The only thing I watch on network TV is football, and sometimes when Tiger's playing golf. But the Science channel, Discovery and the History channels are worth having a TV.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 20:10 | Link to Comment lotsoffun
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yes,  if you are 12 year old male.

no sarcarsm here.

 

 

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment Zedge Hero
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Press TV and Free speech TV- There is independent media out there that is doing an incredible job.  CHannels 375 and 348 on Direct TV . No commercials or corporate BS sponsors.  It's sad when Russian TV and Al-Jazerra are 5 times better too than ABCBSNBCNN

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 01:49 | Link to Comment iDealMeat
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Wow...  what I saw/learned in the case of "Sons of Guns" was someone about to lose his small business because his best Gunsmith walked out the door.

Those shows don't teach you jack shit. They are exploitative and destructive to the original business.

 

OTH, they are a huge boon to Discovery because they cost nothing to make.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 20:08 | Link to Comment lotsoffun
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i did get a kick out of watching dog the bounty hunter with subtitles at my gym.  as much as it made me feel superior that i could read the subtitles, it really is pretty stupid and scary if you can objectively step back and look.

 

 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:22 | Link to Comment true brain
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Why would you throw out your master? the one who tells you what to do, comforts you that everything will be ok, who tells you who to vote for, where to invest your money, who to worship. the majority of american will go on prozac the moment tv is off. think about it, tv or prozac; tv is less expensive.

btw: yes nature can be ignored. Super Bernanke and his trusty printing press will make it right.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:02 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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The majority of people really do not wish to be free. It is a terrifying prospect in fact. The same can be said of the Truth, which incidentally, goes hand in glove with freedom.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:14 | Link to Comment trav7777
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most people here don't either.  They have high voltage mental 3rd rails that they are terrified of approaching

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 18:29 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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Race realism is the key to the future. That, + lots of silver and lead.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 02:47 | Link to Comment Lord Koos
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Forward into the pasture.  The future, my ass.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 18:09 | Link to Comment Dr. Acula
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The majority believe in an invisible sky daddy and combustible shrubberies.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:34 | Link to Comment Kaiser Sousa
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posted on ur comment so that most would c...i think we know why holder aint done shit now....

(Reuters) - "U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer, head of the Justice Department's criminal division, were partners for years at a Washington law firm that represented a Who's Who of big banks and other companies at the center of alleged foreclosure fraud, a Reuters inquiry shows.   

In recent weeks the Justice Department has come under renewed pressure from members of Congress, state and local officials and homeowners' lawyers to open a wide-ranging criminal investigation of mortgage servicers, the biggest of which have been Covington clients. So far Justice officials haven't responded publicly to any of the requests.

 

While Holder and Breuer were partners at Covington, the firm's clients included the four largest U.S. banks - Bank of America, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo & Co - as well as at least one other bank that is among the 10 largest mortgage servicers."

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/20/us-usa-holder-mortgage-idUSTRE...

 

 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:41 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
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While the Prez talks to the 99% like he is one of them and cares about them, he is pushing hard on all fronts for a pennies on the dollar settlement and no further investigations or prosecutions of banks or people responsible for the mortgage crisis.  No investigation and no punishment at all for thse who broke the law...what gives?  Hope and change really is all about playing the little people while you're scumbag friends enrich themselves off of the crimes they perpetrate on those same little people.  I'm sorry, Obama is just another asshole poitico who lies through his teeth and he has to go...

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:56 | Link to Comment Kaiser Sousa
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Don't b sorry...be fuckin pissed and fuck the bankers every way u can...don't pay credit card bills, don't pay mortgages, pull money from accts, and swap their worthless green pieces of shit for real money....GOLD AND SILVER....

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 23:17 | Link to Comment groundedkiwi
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OWS should attend all Obamas re-elecction rallies and mic check him with yes we can. No Banker shall be prosecuted, yes we can etc etc

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:21 | Link to Comment BlackholeDivestment
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...awe, Eric Holder's a good man ...wait for it ...wait for it  ...for the host(s) of Lucifer and the Knights of the Secret Circle. 

http://theintelhub.com/2012/01/14/did-eric-holder-cover-up-fbi%E2%80%99s-role-in-%E2%80%9995-okc-bomb-plot/ 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_7z5eUK7F0 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZawlWeTWOU&feature=related

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:33 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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@ Kaiser Sousa, I'll see your Reuters and raise you an Oklahoma City Flase Flag Cover Up.  This Tresonist Eric Holder really gets around.

Eric Holder, Fast And Furious, and the Oklahoma City Bombing

The on-line weekly, American Free Press, is alleging that the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, “managed an FBI operation that provided explosives to Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols just prior to the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City on april 19, 1996 .”

AFP says this is according to official documents released under the Freedom of Information Act, during an ongoing investigation into government foreknowledge of the terrorist attack.

  http://campaigntrailreport.com/2011/12/21/eric-holder-fast-and-furious-and-the-oklahoma-city-bombing

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:44 | Link to Comment Kaiser Sousa
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Un fuckin real....but its real....

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 21:17 | Link to Comment BlackholeDivestment
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...uh, what's the Inauguration of Pharoah for (at the Scottish Rite Temple 1776 Second of Sirius 4)? Lol. Oh yeah, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTjXYKmBsxU the invocation of the ''god(s) of Loyd Blank( as in black hole)feind''. Lol MonUMentaly unreal, you could say. Lol http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Washington-Monument-Donor-Explains-Why-He-Gave-75-Million-Gift-137675643.html 

... fathom the darkness. http://www.greatdreams.com/darkness/coming-darkness.htm

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 02:48 | Link to Comment Lord Koos
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Guys, I heard that Kangol has some fresh tinfoil in stock.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:30 | Link to Comment Not a Number
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Yep--got rid of my TV in 2005. Anytime I catch a glimpse of it; in store, airport, friend's place--WOW -- I REALLY notice how the MSM plays with peoples heads.

As comedian Bill Hicks used to say--

"“Go back to bed, America, your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed America, your government is in control. Here, here's American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up, go back to bed America, here is American Gladiators, here is 56 channels of it! Watch these pituitary retards bang their f--king skulls together and congratulate you on the living in the land of freedom. Here you go America - you are free to do what well tell you! You are free to do what we tell you!”"

 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:04 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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The ones that really bug me now have laugh tracks.  They're so fucking inane that they have to program people when to laugh.  I pulled up some old Munsters and Addams family episodes and THEY had laugh tracks too, i had totally forgotten or not even noticed as a kid.  It was disappointing and at the same time a Matrix-esqe awakening.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:52 | Link to Comment falun bong
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Just had to post, my avatar says hello...

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:36 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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Real journalism is DEAD.

The Illuminati mass controlled media.

ABC, CBC, CNN, FOX, BBC = lies and manipulations.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:26 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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The Russians told a familiar joke: "Under Capitalism, man exploits man while under Communism, it's the other way round." 

As we are discovering, there isn't much difference between monopoly capitalism and Communism. Under Communism, the State owns the corporations and the Illuminati bankers own the State.

Under monopoly capitalism, the corporations own the State, and the bankers own the corporations. Both are devoted to giving the satanist bankers a total political, cultural, economic and spiritual monopoly, i.e. the New World Order.  

The only difference is, in the West, there is an illusion of freedom and democracy. "Witting" servants of the Illuminati bankers are chosen to lead governments and organizations, while unwitting dupes perpetuate the illusion of a free society. The masses are also unwitting dupes kept in a coma by the education system and mass media.

 We have already contrived to possess the minds of the goy communities...[they are] looking through the spectacles we are setting astride their noses." (Protocols of Zion, 12)

 

Reality is their illusion

Their Fiction IS the Reality

 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:32 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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Media theme saturation gets millions -- sometimes billions ( as with 'Avatar', and especially 'Pirates') -- of people thinking the same thoughts, 

memorizing the same imagery,

asking the same questions,

and ingesting new ideas...

...at the same time

=

ILLUMINATI CONTROLLED MASS MEDIA

ZedHed are definitely smart - however, they are smarter...Obviously, look at the state of affairs.

Now lets go out and vote...again^100?!?! God Help us.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 20:03 | Link to Comment lotsoffun
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for financial investigative journalism - the bloomberg news has a couple of outstanding guys.  brad keoun, jody shenn, a few others.  check them out.  they have ..lls.  i don't know how they get away with it, but they do and it's spot on.

 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:44 | Link to Comment q99x2
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I don't have a television. I'm stuck with ZH, C2C, Alex Jones, USGS and for balance, CNBC (because I like to hate them so much.)

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:49 | Link to Comment _ConanTheLibert...
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It's funny. When I walk by some random street at night and see all those flashing TVs in many homes, I mumble: DUMB SHEEPLE! Get a fucking life!

I guess it's hard to make friends when you have woken up and 'they' haven't or even don't want to (fuck them).

Luckily I'm a loner anyway so I'm content with my limited number of quality contacts, but if you're very social, then I guess it pretty much sucks.

 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:16 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Watching television is not social.  Taking a class, teaching a class, playing in a band, coaching sports, reading to the sick, dancing, making love, and listening to kids are social activities. 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:48 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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“We now live in an era of unmitigated propaganda that is accepted much as propaganda in wartime:”

ABC I Can't See the Difference Can You See the Difference? 1986
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phEtATUR5Uk (0:32)

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment astoriajoe
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I threw mine out and replaced it with a large led tv that I hooked to my computer.

Now I can use it to watch Max Keiser from my couch.

Quit cable tv altogether, and now its hard for me to watch tv "news" even at other people's homes. It just makes me sick.

After this whole SOPA/PIPA thing I think its going to be hard for me to pay money for any movies or music.

If I can't hand/paypal money directly to the creator, I'm not buying it.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment midtowng
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And yet so many try to tell us that the corporate media is "liberal". Since when are corporations liberal?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:04 | Link to Comment astoriajoe
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I think its closer to say:

Conservatives tell you the media is liberal.

Liberals say the media is too conservative.

I just say the media is incompetent.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:58 | Link to Comment mr. mirbach
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Frank Zappa warned us in the '70's......

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HyTP9sP_aI

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:46 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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@ mr. mirbach, I think you're looking for this:

The illusion of freedom [in America] will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater."

--Frank Zappa

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:30 | Link to Comment mr. mirbach
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That is a good one too,  but I was staying on topic with commentary on the major media outlets - TV in general. 

Frank also said, “The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.” 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:46 | Link to Comment hidingfromhelis
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The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and arbitrarily enforced.

--Nothing random about it any more.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:58 | Link to Comment chubbar
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In what parrallel universe would it not be front page news on every tv and newspaper that the sitting president was subpeonaed to show up with his Birth Certificate, College transcripts, SS registration and sundry other documents in order to prove his citizenship so that he can be on the Georgia ballot? Is it possible that this IS NOT a MSM conspiracy to bury this story?? Does everyone realize the implications if he is found to be ineligible? BTW, he has already disclosed that his father wasn't a U.S. citizen and the US Supreme Court has already ruled that to be considered "natural born" a person has to have BOTH parents U.S. citizens at the time of birth.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:07 | Link to Comment chubbar
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I won!!! I won!!! I won!!! Judge Malihi ruled in my favor. Obama’s motion to quash my subpoena is denied! He has to appear at trial and present all the documents that I demanded to produce in my subpoena!

Posted on | January 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

It has been 3 years of 24/7/365 fight. I was defamed, viciously maligned by so many Obots (Obama bots), pro-Obama media thugs, by a few corrupt officials and judges. Recently even people, who claimed to be on my side turned sides and viciously defamed me and attacked me. Among them were Arlen Williams, Dean Haskins, owner of a blog Birther Summit, Bob Nelson-owner of a blog Birther Report or ObamaReleaseYourRecords, Helen Tansey -owner of a blog art2superpac and even attorneys, who should’ve had some professional ethics. Attorneys Gary Kreep and Philip Berg filed insane pleadings, saying that I tried to hire a hit man to kill Lisa Liberi, legal assistant of attorney Berg and kidnap children of a web master Lisa Ostella. It has been 3 years of total nightmare, these people were like a pack of wild dogs attacking me and coming up with each and every accusation in the book. Now I am vindicated. My legal action is with merit. We are going to trial on January 26, 2012. I issued subpoenas. Barack Obama through his attorney Michael Jablonski filed a motion to quash my subpoena and all the other subpoenas. I was attacked yet again in this motion. Judge Malihi just issued an order. Motion to quash my subpoena was denied. Barack Obama, President of the United States will have to appear in court on January 26 and comply with my subpoena and produce all the documents, that I demanded. Interesting, that two other attorneys are representing plaintiffs on similar matters: Van Irion and Mark Hatfield. They could have an opportunity to examine Obama with me, however either because I was maligned so badly or because they were scared to press the most explosive charges, these attorneys filed motions for their cases to be severed from my case. Their motions were granted. Irion’s case will be heard first. He stated on the record, that his case will take only 10 minutes and will be limited to ascertainment if Obama is legitimate based on the precedent of Minor v Happerset. Obama will not be answering any of his questions. Second will be a case presented by attorney Hatfield. He, also, severed his case and did not issue any subpoenas. In his motion to sever he stated that he did not want to be joined in the same complaint with me, because he did not want to be part of a case, where I brought forward allegations of elections fraud and social security fraud committed by Barack Obama. Hatfield was saying that he was afraid that his clients will be prejudiced by such explosive allegations. Yesterday, after I filed an opposition to motion to quash, attorney Hatfield tried to follow suit by filing a notice to appear, however notice does not have as much of a force as a subpoena and I do not believe Obama will be complying with a notice, particularly since Hatfield’s complaint does not entail the same charges as mine. My case will be heard third. My case will not be limited to definition of natural born based on a case Minor v Happersett. I will be also presenting a case, showing that elections fraud was committed by Barack Obama, that he is using a forged birth certificate, stolen or fraudulently obtained Social Security number and that there is no evidence to believe that the last name he is using is legally his, due to the fact, that in his mother’s passport he goes under the name Soebarkah and in his school registration in Indonesia he went by the last name Soetoro. There is no evidence of legal change of name.

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Fri, 01/20/2012 - 18:15 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Barack Obama, President of the United States will have to appear in court on January 26 and comply with my subpoena

Does she actually BELIEVE that?

You can't make the President do ANYTHING.  He doesn't have to worry about laws and courts and stuff. 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:36 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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How far from the White House is the courthouse?  In Texas, a subpoena is only good for 150 miles, as I recall.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 21:06 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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Aw, come on, it wouldn't even matter if it was next-door.  What are they going to do?  Send the bailiff to the WH to frog-march him to the courtroom?

The Secret Service would put him down like a dog.

This isn't even Congress.  Remember how many times CONGRESS has been effectively stonewalled/ignored by the President.  For YEARS.

There's no rule of law in the USA.  There's a criminal justice system, sure, but it's all pretty arbitrary.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:59 | Link to Comment lotsoffun
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jon corzine has volunteered to represent him.

 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 20:00 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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hey!  thxz4 the update!

this is breaking national news!

Excerpts from Judge Michael Malihi in the Order for Obama's Motion to Dismiss:

"Statutory provisions must be read as they are written, and this Court finds that the cases cited by Defendant are not controlling."

"Code Section 21-2-5(a) states that "every candidate for federal and state office" must meet the qualifications for holding that particular office, and this Court has seen no case law limiting this provision, nor found any language that contains an exception for the office of president or stating that the provision does not apply to the presidential preference primary."

"Accordingly, this Court finds that Defendant is a candidate for federal office who has been certified by the state executive committee of a political party, and therefore must, under Code Section 21-2-5, meet the constitutional and statutory qualifications for holding the office being sought." [Judge Malihi Denied Obama's Motion to Dismiss in Georgia Ballot Challenge: More Orders Issued | Birther Report: Obama Release Your Records]

fightClub, BiCheZ!  YAY!!!  [she is a dentist (OMG!) and she's running for the Senate, too!]

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:55 | Link to Comment lotsoffun
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whatever.  it really doesn't matter.  i'm not such a stickler on what the requirements should or shouldn't be for anything.  but if the current requirements are xyz and you don't meet them, then you have 2 choices.  don't apply or try to change them and re apply.  yes.  we've been had in the sense that the rules are one thing for us, and another for them.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:00 | Link to Comment WhiteNight123129
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How does a Television look like now? I remember only vaguely I had one about 9 years ago, it seems the new ones are flat??? Is that true, do they make flat TVs now?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:01 | Link to Comment LeBalance
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"Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television" -- Jerry Mander

As far as the above article:

"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected the promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world-government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the National auto determination practiced in past centuries"--David Rockefeller in an address to a Trilateral Commission meeting
in June of 1991

I am shocked, I tell you SHOCKED, to find lying and misdirection used by wholly owned subsidiaries of the Vampire Squid.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:18 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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GENERAL ELECTRIC –(donated 1.1 million to GW Bush for his 2000 election campaign)

Television Holdings:
* NBC: includes 13 stations, 28% of US households.
* NBC Network News: The Today Show, Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, NBC News at Sunrise.
* CNBC business television; MSNBC 24-hour cable and Internet news service (co-owned by NBC and Microsoft); Court TV (co-owned with Time Warner), Bravo (50%), A&E (25%), History Channel (25%).
The “MS” in MSNBC
means microsoft
The same Microsoft that donated 2.4 million to get GW bush elected.

Other Holdings:
* GE Consumer Electronics.
* GE Power Systems: produces turbines for nuclear reactors and power plants.
* GE Plastics: produces military hardware and nuclear power equipment.
* GE Transportation Systems: runs diesel and electric trains.
==================================================


WESTINGHOUSE / CBS INC.
Westinghouse Electric Company, part of the Nuclear Utilities Business Group of British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL)
whos #1 on the Board of Directors? None other than:
Frank Carlucci (of the Carlyle Group)

 

Television Holdings:
* CBS: includes 14 stations and over 200 affiliates in the US.
* CBS Network News: 60 minutes, 48 hours, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, CBS Morning News, Up to the Minute.
* Country Music Television, The Nashville Network, 2 regional sports networks.
* Group W Satellite Communications.
Other Holdings:
* Westinghouse Electric Company: provides services to the nuclear power industry.
* Westinghouse Government Environmental Services Company: disposes of nuclear and hazardous wastes. Also operates 4 government-owned nuclear power plants in the US.
* Energy Systems: provides nuclear power plant design and maintenance.
================================================================
VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.
Television Holdings:
* Paramount Television, Spelling Television, MTV, VH-1, Showtime, The Movie Channel, UPN (joint owner), Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, Sundance Channel (joint owner), Flix.
* 20 major market US stations.
Media Holdings:
* Paramount Pictures, Paramount Home Video, Blockbuster Video, Famous Players Theatres, Paramount Parks.
* Simon & Schuster Publishing.
=============================================
DISNEY / ABC / CAP (donated 640 thousand to GW’s 2000 campaign)
Television Holdings:
* ABC: includes 10 stations, 24% of US households.
* ABC Network News: Prime Time Live, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America.
* ESPN, Lifetime Television (50%), as well as minority holdings in A&E, History Channel and E!
* Disney Channel/Disney Television, Touchtone Television.
Media Holdings:
* Miramax, Touchtone Pictures.
* Magazines: Jane, Los Angeles Magazine, W, Discover.
* 3 music labels, 11 major local newspapers.
* Hyperion book publishers.
* Infoseek Internet search engine (43%).
Other Holdings:
* Sid R. Bass (major shares) crude oil and gas.
* All Disney Theme Parks, Walt Disney Cruise Lines.

======================================================

TIME-WARNER TBS – AOL (donated 1.6 million to GW’s 2000 campaign)
America Online (AOL) acquired Time Warner–the largest merger in corporate history.
Television Holdings:
* CNN, HBO, Cinemax, TBS Superstation, Turner Network Television, Turner Classic Movies, Warner Brothers Television, Cartoon Network, Sega Channel, TNT, Comedy Central (50%), E! (49%), Court TV (50%).
* Largest owner of cable systems in the US with an estimated 13 million subscribers.
Media Holdings:
* HBO Independent Productions, Warner Home Video, New Line Cinema, Castle Rock, Looney Tunes, Hanna-Barbera.

* Music: Atlantic, Elektra, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. Records, EMI, WEA, Sub Pop (distribution) = the world’s largest music company.

 * 33 magazines including Time, Sports Illustrated, People, In Style, Fortune, Book of the Month Club, Entertainment Weekly, Life, DC Comics (50%), and MAD Magazine.
Other Holdings:
* Sports: The Atlanta Braves, The Atlanta Hawks, World Championship Wrestling.
=======================================================
NEWS CORPORATION LTD. / FOX NETWORKS (Rupert Murdoch) (donations see bottom note)
Television Holdings:
* Fox Television: includes 22 stations, 50% of US households.
* Fox International: extensive worldwide cable and satellite networks include British Sky Broadcasting (40%); VOX, Germany (49.9%); Canal Fox, Latin America; FOXTEL, Australia (50%); STAR TV, Asia; IskyB, India; Bahasa Programming Ltd., Indonesia (50%); and News Broadcasting, Japan (80%).
* The Golf Channel (33%).
MEDIA HOLDINGS:
* Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight.
* 132 newspapers (113 in Australia alone) including the New York Post, the London Times and The Australian.
* 25 magazines including TV Guide and The Weekly Standard.
* HarperCollins books.
OTHER HOLDINGS:
* Sports: LA Dodgers, LA Kings, LA Lakers, National Rugby League.
* Ansett Australia airlines, Ansett New Zealand airlines.
* Rupert Murdoch: Board of Directors, Philip Morris (USA).

*(Phillip Morris donated 2.9 million to George W Bush in 2000)*

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 18:00 | Link to Comment Westcoastliberal
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Good summary and to add:

 

Clear Channel (owns about 1,000 Radio stations and who knows how many billboards)

Cumulus (also owns about 1,000 Radio stations)

Both companies are currently firing most of the local workers and are programming the local stations from a handful of central locations.  Very little "local" content.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:23 | Link to Comment Major Miner
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But the new season of American Idol just started!

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:41 | Link to Comment respect the cock
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I sold my TV, Blu-Ray player, and XBOX almost a year ago.

Now instead of renting movies I buy books @ Goodwill for $1.

Best decision in years.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 20:54 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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hi & welcome!

b4 our first child was born, i gave the TV set away.  didn't want it in the house when he arrived!  my wife thought it might be a good idea, too

my grandmother had died and my cousin and his wife and daughter stayed with us when they came into town for a few day.  their daughter was goin on 3 so "the terribles" were not unexpected, but the issues around the TV and how the parents used it to ignore and attempt to control her weren't lost on us

frankly, we were terrified by what we saw and how easy it would be to just slip into it; 1973.  in 1979, i got a TV b/c that's what my computer needed for a monitor, but i didn't even hook up the bunny ears

it is a very insidious and "innocent" media.  people chat about TV all the time.  i don't even have a TV but if i see something elsewhere i find myself mentioning it!  L0L!!!

of course, it's all a "family entertainment center"  and "everybody has one or wants one", and, it is tough to do without it, socially,...  but those are children...yours, too... 

we were glad we did it;  we certainly found marraige and parenting challenging enuf without it, too!

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 18:41 | Link to Comment Spanish Lizard
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How about sell it and use the money to prepare...

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 18:52 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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should we aim it at anything particular?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 23:28 | Link to Comment Taint Boil
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Obama speech out of context, Fox News out of control [w/Sean Hannity]

Link

This says it all ...... what more can you say. If you don't get this you shouldn't be here.

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 00:27 | Link to Comment Joseph Jones
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Never connected the cable when we moved five years ago.  Would not reconnect if they offerred me money.

Mea culpa: we've been driving up to the sports grill to watch the 49ers kick arse.  Great chicken Ceasar salad and micro brews.   

Sat, 01/21/2012 - 01:02 | Link to Comment swani
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I don't watch it, and when I do with friends or whatever, it makes me really angry.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:09 | Link to Comment I think I need ...
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we would have all been in the streets already,,,,,

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment brewing
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i absolutely loved the beat down newt gave the cnn moderator last night.  king looked like a dog that just shit on the carpet...

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:18 | Link to Comment redpill
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He does know how to deliver a tongue lashing.  It's just too bad he's a fascist doppleganger warmonger.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:24 | Link to Comment blu
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Cue the Hitler "Downfall" parodies.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:52 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:45 | Link to Comment Osmium
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"He does know how to deliver a tongue lashing."  Are you sure you're not confusing Newt with Barney Frank?  I thouht Frank was well known for giving tounge lashings   :)

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:28 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Wait, you think that wasn't a setup?

That was all about making Newt look like a victim ("Have you no decency, sir?") while killing any further attempts at making it an "issue" in the race.

In other words, King did his part to help the race for the Republican nomination retain a credible looking veneer, as the LAST thing they want is a two or three man race with Dr. Paul. Because at that point, he will destroy their facade, as they will be unable to marginalize him, but can only hope to demonize him, a ploy that grows less effective as people get exposure outside of the MSM filter.

Newt is the last one left who can at least sound intelligent. If he goes, so does Mitt's nomination, as there's no way he could stand the full spotlight, never mind appear presidential when debating Dr. Paul head-on.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:08 | Link to Comment WonderDawg
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It's a sad commentary on US politics when there is only one decent choice, and he is largely ignored. Having only awakened in the last 4 years, I guess I have the enthusiasm of a neophyte, and I just can't believe that the majority of the population continues to sleepwalk. I'm already viewed by family and friends as a little "out there" because of my attempts to enlighten them, but whatever. All a man can do is do his best, but I still get frustrated. Our deeply rooted beliefs in the infallibility of the "system" is what will eventually take us down.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:12 | Link to Comment trampstamp
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dam

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:19 | Link to Comment pirea
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You have to see this three times a day, until you get it.

Never mind, I was answering to somebody else. The comment just disappeared.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment _ConanTheLibert...
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dam: a barrier that impounds water or underground streams. Dams generally serve the primary purpose of retaining water, while other structures such as floodgates or levees (also known as dikes) are used to manage or prevent water flow into specific land regions. Hydropower and pumped-storage hydroelectricity are often used in conjunction with dams to generate electricity. A dam can also be used to collect water or for storage of water which can be evenly distributed between locations.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:12 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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"The nation would be infinitely better off if its current crop of craven, corrupt Financial and Political Elites were revealed as financially and ethically bankrupt and delivered from great power into ignominious disgrace."

-you are being far too kind.  Personally, I'd like to use them for fertilizer.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:23 | Link to Comment Jonas Parker
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The EPA wouldn't let you - toxic contamination you know!

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:20 | Link to Comment pods
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Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms.

And yes, I do see the irony of quoting a celluloid character to disparage the media.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:12 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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"The nation would be infinitely better off if its current crop of craven, corrupt Financial and Political Elites were revealed as financially and ethically bankrupt and delivered from great power into ignominious disgrace."

Bravo.

Look to the 2008 and 2012 elections as prime examples of foisting false flag "choice" into the psyche of the society.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:13 | Link to Comment Cdad
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Bravo, sir.  So true, in fact, that I recently joined the rabble and riff raff that no longer has a working television.

Roll on, Greater American Depression.  At this juncture, it is exactly what you deserve.  And comes the soft footsteps of our much deserved Fascist and tyrannical dictator.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:21 | Link to Comment Cdad
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...and let me guess...The BlowHorn [CNBC] is NOT reporting this story today:

http://www.starhq.com/2012/01/20/average-age-of-us-vehicles-hits-record-10-8-years/

 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:32 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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So, now we're seeing just how much demand "cash for clunkers" pulled forward. I've noticed I don't see nearly as many new autos with temporary tags on the road these days as I used to. Meanwhile, the ones I do see are mostly used.

Most of the new cars I do still see are of the upscale variety, driven by suits and soccer-moms.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:44 | Link to Comment Cdad
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I have a relative who works at the DMV in my state.  The sad story about US automobile sales has not changed one bit since the 2008 collapse.  Of course, the govt calculates auto sales in terms of units being delivered to dealerships, hence the constant story last year that a US recovery was underway, lead in part by the US automobile industry.  

Channel stuffing, of course, as covered here on ZH extensively.  But as for new tabs being delivered to actual customers at dealerships...that statistic has shown no meaningful recovery where I live...none.

As for "upscale"...those are becoming down scale to the tune of a new nation wide record reported today...well, reported everywhere but on the BlowHorn [CNBC] I suspect.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:03 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Most of the new cars I do still see are of the upscale variety, driven by suits and soccer-moms.

Around here they're mostly driven by black government workers who want to MOVE UP to the east side along with Weezy Jefferson & Michelle Obama...

That's not RAYCISS... It's a statistical fact...

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:18 | Link to Comment Azannoth
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Can you imagine I save 300 euro a year(in mandatory media-taxes) by NOT owning a TV set, win-win bitchez!

In Germany(and most of Europe) owing a TV, Radio or even just an Internet connection makes you pay TAX! on it

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:30 | Link to Comment linrom
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It's the same thing in US except the costs are hidden and passed on to the consumers. It's a much more sinister racket in US as the

public actually pays for the costs of this coordinated media propaganda. As a matter of fact, the public pays for everything including $100 million mansions and billion yachts. Everything

flows up and the 'top sucks yield for the bottom.' Always!

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:45 | Link to Comment Azannoth
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Now that I think of it there is nothing I can think of that does not carry a tax/levy or administrative cost that you can have or do in Europe, just about everything except breathing(so far) is taxed, they nickle and dime you out of every euro in your pocket, but most people don't realize 80% of their money get's recycled by the government in 1 way or the other and they are left with just enough to get by month to month

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:17 | Link to Comment Calmyourself
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"We now live in an era of unmitigated propaganda that is accepted much as propaganda in wartime"

As  I was saying millions of dipshits who beleive whatever their told coupled with no law, indefinite detention, no habeas corpus and the ponzi  is going to end in March because Greece cannot make a payemnt, LOL..    The CDS will detonate, you keep telling yourself fairy tales and you'll feel right as rain soon..

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:18 | Link to Comment Tsar Pointless
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Now? Propaganda now? I think it's been all propaganda, all the time, for about 400 years now.

If the world is going to (continue) to fall apart, then why should I throw out my teevee? I should at least be entertained while the collapse goes on and on.

How would I survive without "Tabatha Takes Over" anyway?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:19 | Link to Comment Azannoth
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Technically it started 2000 years ago with Jesus *fuking* Christ, but that's a long story..

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:05 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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I thought he was *tapdancing*... I guess I'm going to have to check my facts...

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:35 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Besides, without the teevee, how will I know to stay in my home once they declare martial law?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:19 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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CHS has only one mind today!

nice piece, mrS!  part of a series, i see, too

hopefully, wB7  will not drop a 500KB "cutsie" on this string, too!

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:22 | Link to Comment linrom
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I really like the analogy. "We're living in wartime like propaganda." The elites are at war with the American public.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:32 | Link to Comment Sandmann
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http://www.amazon.com/Revolt-Elites-Betrayal-Democracy/dp/0393313719

Not just the American Public. It is globalist in its agenda whether it is Trilateral, Bilderberg or whatever - it is an Oligarchic Usurpation of Democratic Practice - a sort of Anti-Democratic Movement - a Neo-Fascism build around Banks, Corporations and Politics treating the Voters as sheep to be fleeced and trying to tie them into any long-term scheme so they can be indentured into credit servitude just like Exodus 5 in The Bible

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:25 | Link to Comment pods
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Yep, the trust of fiat money and the UCC binds us.

pods

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:23 | Link to Comment Dr. Gonzo
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I don't know how anyone could work for American media and not hate themselves. It's probably one of the most hated and mistrusted professions we have plus a chimpanzee could do it if they had a big set of tits and a voice box to speak. I would be so ashamed if this was my profession. I'd rather be a street hooker than have to deal with the guilt and self esteem issue they must have.  Truely the most pathetic of our race goes into this field.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:42 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Can you say narcissism?

Bill Bonner has the perfect quote to describe this.

"People believe whatever they have to, in order to be who they are."

Introspection is a rare commodity these days. As I mentioned earlier today, people judge their actions not by the outcome they create, but only by their intentions in implementing them.

Wishful-thinking is far easier than critical thinking, not to mention less painful. Especially when one can blame the "idiot" that's polarized against them.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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Fox Reporter Gets A Dollar Bill Stuffed In Her Bra:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ16u-szAhQ

 

PS:  Get this straight..They do not have guilt.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:14 | Link to Comment mr. mirbach
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Who exactly coined the term "presstitutes" anyway?  It is such a fitting term. Too true that the narcissicsm of most on air presstitutes is palbable.  All of the talking heads reading whatever is flashed across the teleprompter believing that they are all the prettiest, smartest and first with the scoop deserve tar and feathers at the very least.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:58 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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@ mr. mirbach, Who exactly coined the term "presstitutes" anyway?

Answer:

Gerald Celente

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 18:29 | Link to Comment Husk-Erzulie
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Dr, G,

I have often thought the exact same thing.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:28 | Link to Comment samsara
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Who do they put in front of the Prole's on TV?

Andrea Mitchell   - Greenspan's wife

 Mika Brzezinski - former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski's daughter

Tucker Carlson - Swanson Fortune

Anderson Cooper - Vanderbilt family

It keeps going

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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I had so much fun during the last election cycle (remember, the "most important election, EVAH!") ridiculing people on the alleged differences between McCrazy and Obummer. They would state pretend policy differences. I would point out that those are mere words from the lips of politicians, wholly void of integrity. Their actions though, are the true tell.

Next I'd ask them about foreign policy, and what actions set the two candidates apart? After a brief silence, I'd answer, "Well, Obummer chose Mark for his foreign policy advisor and McCrazy chose Ian... Brzezinski."

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:02 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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@ samsara, Anderson Cooper - Vanderbilt family.

You can add to that CIA Spook.

Anderson Cooper has long traded on his biography, carving a niche for himself as the most human of news anchors. But there's one aspect of his past that the silver-haired CNN star has never made public: the months he spent training for a career with the Central Intelligence Agency.

Following his sophomore and junior years at Yale—a well-known recruiting ground for the CIA—Cooper spent his summers interning at the agency's monolithic headquarters in Langley, Virginia, in a program for students interested in intelligence work. His involvement with the agency ended there, and he chose not to pursue a job with the agency after graduation, according to a CNN spokeswoman, who confirmed details of Cooper's CIA involvement to Radar.

http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=15416

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 18:37 | Link to Comment Husk-Erzulie
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No one ever really leaves the Company.  It's a marriage that lasts a lifetime.

And I would add - Mika Brzezinski - former National Security Advisor, and Illuminist General Officer, Zbigniew Brzezinski's daughter.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:30 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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some fun quotes pertaining to this topic:

"Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people."
Hugo Black, Supreme Court Justice

"It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion."
Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

"Politicians and the media have conspired to infantilize, to dumb down, the American public. At heart, politicians don't believe that Americans can handle complex truths, and the news media, especially television news, basically agrees."
Tom Fenton, CBS foreign correspondent

"Television is altering the meaning of "being informed" by creating a species of information that might properly be called disinformation... Disinformation does not mean false information. It means misleading information - misplaced, irrelevant, fragmented or superficial information - information that creates the illusion of knowing something, but which in fact leads one away from knowing."
Neil Postman

"The people will believe what the media tells them they believe."
George Orwell

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:17 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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Joseph Goebbels - Speech April 21, 1945

@ 3:09 "Our goal is the freedom of our people and a nation of social justice with a happy future ahead"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BvosIQ-jow

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:34 | Link to Comment Instant Wealth
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Believe it or not, it's true - Goebbels started his career as a banker at Dresdner Bank in 1923.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 18:48 | Link to Comment Husk-Erzulie
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"It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion."
Josph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister

I would say that this is absolutely true... in any state where it is not the absolute right of the people to supervise the state.  Which, by the way, was widely considered a dangerously radical idea during the time of the initial structuring of the US government.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:31 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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Has the MSM ever reported/investigated the Jewish lobby? If so, i'd like to see it.... 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:36 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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The closest I can think of was Carl Cameron's 3 part report on Fox News about Israeli spying in America. It was, not surprisingly, promptly pulled from the Fox website...but the videos can be found on youtube and many other web sources.

But somehow, I suspect you've already seen it.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:32 | Link to Comment Long-John-Silver
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The National Enquirer has become reputable without any changes in the way it reports.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:35 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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"We now live in an era of unmitigated propaganda that is accepted much as propaganda in wartime"

Well don't you know ..we are in a perpetual state of war. There is the war on drugs, poverty, crime, and my favorite war of all ..the war on the U.S. citizen otherwise known as the war on terror. So the war time propoganda is just. ~sarc~

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:17 | Link to Comment chinaguy
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     AND

"we all know it's been censored or gussied up with positive spin,"

NOPE, the mass of the sheeple don't have a fucking clue its been censored & will give you shit if you try to convince them otherwise.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 19:38 | Link to Comment lotsoffun
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yup.  anyone even asking the question if 9/11 wasn't exactly what it was reported to be will get you executed.  what was reported to you, it's a fact.  each and every second as it was reported.  'i saw it on tv and if it is on tv, it must be true'

NEVER has a country so squandered so much material wealth and so much opportunity for personal growth and fullfillment which was replaced with stupidity and violence glorified.

 

 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:35 | Link to Comment Straw Dog
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Excellent article. Puts on paper ideas that have existed in my head for some time but which I would have had difficulty formulating so coherently.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:35 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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My cure is to have someone, anyone punch either Bob Passani, Steve Liesman, or Ben Bernanke in the face on live TV. Your choice.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:37 | Link to Comment sbenard
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LOL!

Or do what I did 2 years ago. TURN IT OFF!

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:36 | Link to Comment sbenard
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I don't call it the Mainstream Media any more!

 

It's the PROPAGANDA PRESS! It's pure agitprop!

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:37 | Link to Comment surfsup
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"Training fleas was the delight of emperors thousands of years ago -- and saw that it could be applied to human beings...     These insights and activities don't depend on modern technology -- these are understood a long time ago -- and the only subject at the Roman Collegia in ancient Rome in the 5th century was crowd control -- how to divide to conqure -- what buttons on the human organ you press to produce certain sounds -- that's 16 centuries ago...  less and less people necessary to produce more and more leverage."   -- John Taylor Gatto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30fxRwkBbHc&list=PL463AA90FD04EC7A2&index=5&feature=plpp_video

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 20:07 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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ty4 the thoughful post, surfsup

our cultural, poltical, educational and familial "training" is all conditioning

so, we are all conditioned and thus in need of "a second education": sorting thru the conditioning and seeing what is useful and Real in it all, and separating "the wheat from the chaff"

yes, that is one of "jesus's" ideas and like vitually everything he said about the Inner Work, it is projected "out there" b/c it isn't "theology" unless it is!

it is in this regard that we may be able to understand why one's "enemies" are of one's own "household" or "family" and so on.  even the ideas about "sleep" [a favorite zHead theme] are totally disregarded b/c that newTestament stuff is "religion"  L0L!!!

the NT isn't the only place that this "curriculum" can be found, thank god!

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:39 | Link to Comment Village Smithy
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Totally OT, but just where is that Greek PSI deal that was "imminent" this morning?

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:43 | Link to Comment ISEEIT
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Way to hit it CH! Now if I could just mask you as a source, getting the useful idiots who rally around the false construct of 'progressive' might be reachable. Anytime that I post any link from Ch, the responses are the same and boil down to one:

"some fringe blogger Conservative wacko with Libertarian tendencies is hardly a source".

We have become nation of idiots.

I, being someone of a naturally Libertarian bent am attracted to the idea of laying all blame at the feet of the State. Can't really do that though and still feel honest. It does really need to come back to us. We (collectively) allow for it. We (collectively) are getting our asses kicked.

Yes, the drug of State is seductive, we accept it though.

One thought that always comes back to me is the circular nature of existence. I honestly don't want to offend any of the majority here on ZH by saying this, but I'm often drawn back to the story of creation (and yes, I believe that it is a story created to simplify, not a word for word representation of actual events, symbolism).

Substitute the serpent with the State and Eve with our flawed nature and it is no wonder that such a tale is nearly universal among cultures.

 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:44 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
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Propaganda..."I have created 2.4 million jobs in the energy sector since I have been in office"...Barack Obama

"My pigs can fly"...

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:49 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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created, saved, or made up. Then there is uncreated and unsaved the Republicans would not allow.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:47 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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OT  Study Finds that Childhood Leukemia Rates Double Near French Nuclear Power Station

this is by John C.K. Daly of Oilprice.com, whom tyler features on a regular basis

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:04 | Link to Comment falun bong
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Check out the report by the National Science Foundation on Chernobyl: 20 Years On. Very readable and very shocking.  Many docs translated from the Russian for the first time. They needed volunteers to shovel sand in the pit, but "safe" exposure was 2 minutes. So they went to Russian military conscripts and said "you can do 2 years, or you can do 2 minutes with us". The number that took them up: more than 800,000. The report says that the >60 radioactive isotopes affected more than 150 million people. 270,000 cancers and counting.

And check out the unexplained spike in infant mortality in British Columbia a couple of months ago. Extensive work is pointing to: Fukushima. Consistent with what they found after Chernobyl.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 17:32 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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hey, brother f_bong!  i'm familiar w/ both and recall blogging, here, abt the spike in infant mortality in BC when the study was published

there was also an "unexplained" radiation spike [or two] in france during 2H 2011

but, we've wandered far enuf from the topic

oh, wait!  if MSM propagananda is the topic...

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:48 | Link to Comment falak pema
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I remember an iconic woman who incarnated the Irak War 1 of GHB, the father. It was concomitant to cable TV launch of CNN, and the woman on the spot was Christiane Amanpour. She is now wife of a democrat notable, I forget his name.

Chrstiane, the woman who made the world tremble whereever she went; she was Cassandra personified. She represented the media collaboration of Ted Turner and Bush's NWO in all its brutality and spin, as represented by the incident of Iraki fake attack on Kuwaiti hospital. We had that awesome sequence where the NWO/MIC proclaimed to the world its ability to pinpoint surgical attacks "that entered by the main door and exited by the window", killing the belligerents but leaving their innocent neighbours in their peaceful nightly sleep. We now know how it really transpired...as the media was selective as hell frozen over. We were chasing Geronimo but this time he was not an Apache but a "sand nigger". 

American Mass media then replaced TED/CNN by RM/Fox in no. 1 spot. It went from skewed news to shit awful propoganda. Just like GWB was worse than his father as Potus, Nero to Caligula. 

There was a perfect parallel between media corruption and power corruption in White House. Pax Americana went down the drain...Big time!

I cried for my beliefs in the land of Jefferson one more time, as I did twenty years earlier during Vietnam war. Now I'm immune..; and determined. 

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment Yes We Can. But...
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If everyone broke out the sledgehammers and smashed their TVs and all TVs in all stores and all warehouses, would the world be a better place?  I think that it undoubtedly would be.

Fri, 01/20/2012 - 16:13 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Sledgehammerists of America run amok,  busting up T.V.'s, Liberals, Bankers, Politicians, candy corn factories......

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