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How many of you believe that your government is not dictating what news you receive via TV and other media?
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Interesting website where you can view your country's international status for freedom of the press.
en.rsf.org/press-freedom-index-2013,1054.html
Site is for Reporters Across Borders. I found it very interesting that the U.S. currently stands at the 32nd position, 15 positions higher than last years 47th, it seems the government and Wall Streets crushing of the Occupy Movement by having the activists arrested helped bring up the position.
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If I had a country I'd fill it with sheep.
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I pretty much just believe that 95% of the crap on TV is fake. I choose to believe what I can see and hear on my own and even then I don't fully believe it sometimes. I don't really watch TV because of it either. Only time I ever end up seeing stuff on TV is if it is in passing by the living room when someone else has it on or in the hospital.
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YEAH FUCK THE GOVERNMENT!!!!

ANARCHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I don't watch that much TV anymore.
Only a few shows.
So I believe what I see first hand.
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tarel wrote:

baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


You must wish you were from New Zealand.
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justanotherguy_2005 wrote:


tarel wrote:

baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


You must wish you were from New Zealand.


Precious.
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tarel wrote:


justanotherguy_2005 wrote:


tarel wrote:

baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


You must wish you were from New Zealand.


Precious.


China has more of them though.
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Communism is like cheese
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kaptainkooleio wrote:

Communism is like cheese


Swiss or more like Quark?



tarel wrote:




China has more of everything. Bet they have a copy of your mum too.


Maybe. I feel sorry for them if they do. Those poor bastards.
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So if we're Sheep whose the Shepard; if no one steps up I nominate me, because yes I am that egotistical, arrogant, conceited, etc, etc.

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I take more of an issue with corporations controlling the message (e.g. insurance companies busing Medicare recipients to anti-reform rallies during the health care reform debate - while they held signs that read "Keep your government hands off our Medicare!", the Citizens United decision allowing almost unlimited funds to be spent in the name of an agenda, with little to no accountability, etc.) I know there have been and will be times where information is kept from the public due to issues of national security, and as long as it is declassified eventually, I can accept that.

I don't accept it blindly, mind you. I don't think I want to know all the dirty secrets some of those in power have kept, nor do I think I want the burden of that responsibility. (Speaking as someone who majored in history, I'm of the opinion that the truth should always be recorded for the sake of history, but it doesn't always have to be made known as it is happening.)

Sometimes, the truth is uglier than any degree to which rumors may take it, and given the propensity of people to revise history to suit their goals or morality, what gets recorded after it only gets uglier. Then again, some people just can't come to terms with the reality of the past, so they feel they have to revise it to feel better about it.
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Dumber people are easier to rule over, that's a fact, but when media and the entertainment industry is the sole method for distributing information, then of course it's going to be tampered with and bought out, can't do that so easily with the internet. Couple that with the rapid pace lifestyle for citizens of the United States as an example, people rarely have time to stop and consider what their government is and isn't doing around the world, and yet most news is almost always prioritized by vicinity; domestic issues then local and then tabloid, if it's in some far away land and of no direct consequence no one is going to care. I think it's easy to discern a government's trust in the people they preside over by how much they invest in information suppression, take into consideration on how educated and inquisitive the population is and how readily accessible information outlets/resource are (i.e. tele, internet, newspaper). When people would rather indulge themselves with trifles and distraction, world events and circumstantial details are overlooked by media trying to uphold high ratings.
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Posted 2/2/13

kaptainkooleio wrote:

YEAH FUCK THE GOVERNMENT!!!!

ANARCHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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