Tag: America

Free Press, or just Propaganda?

Free Press, or just Propaganda?

How many times have we heard the news agency boasting on having “expert” advice that just happens to be from the government sector. It is as if we hear the same propaganda from different sources making it appear as if all these different reporters are accepting it as their story, when in reality it came from the same press debriefing at the White House.

News reporting should be investigative and should embrace opposition. we should witness a debate on our TV’s for and against a subject. We should have reporters willing to look for the facts and present them with out the worry of loosing their careers.They should make us think about the issue and decide for ourselves what is wright and wrong.

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I find that Americans are becoming complacent at being told propaganda as if we are afraid of real news. America is based on freedoms that allow us to be different. If we are all afraid to be different who will stand for us when we take our turn at being outside the circle of popular opinion.

Did you know Phil Donahue, who was controversial about the “facts” of the war, was taken off the air because of his opinion? If no one can give any true debate to the “official” report, we should just let the Government run the news agencies. At least then we could see who is really controlling the news.

Top three casualties of terrorism

Top three casualties of terrorism

When asked to define pornography Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “I don’t know what it is, but I’ll know it when I see it”. The same principle applies to terrorism, you may not know how to define it but you can and should know it when you see it. It is not always something as dramatic as planes flying into buildings; often the threat of violence is just as effective as the violence itself.

I have a very broad view of terrorism. I don’t limit terrorist acts to Islamic Jihadists. Governments, religious groups or political organizations, almost every group has used terrorism in one form or another, sometimes unknowingly. It is up to us identify and resist the use of terror by any one at any time.

Recently the health care debate has driven the war on terror off the front page but that does not mean terrorism has gone away. Quite the opposite, it is increasing and becoming much more sophisticated. But this blog is not meant to frighten anyone, the more we worry about terrorism the more likely we are to be affected by it, I want to make you aware of what terrorism is so you can arm yourself against it – not with guns but with intelligence and courage. Remember, the first casualty of a terrorist campaign is common sense; the second trust, the third – freedom.

Bush and Cheney Illegal Actions Lies to US

Bush and Cheney Illegal Actions Lies to US

In June of 2008, Dennis Kucinich the former Democratic presidential candidate and representative from Ohio introduced into the House of Representatives a resolution to impeach George Bush, the current US President. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did not support the resolution, saying the resolution was unlikely to succeed and would be divisive.

 Only two presidents have ever been impeached; Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999 but both were acquitted by the Senate. No Vice President has ever been impeached although during the Bush administration two resolutions to impeach Dick Cheney were introduced. Neither made it out of committee.

You can read the entire text of congressman Kucinich’s resolution to impeach George Bush here.

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Turn off your TV

Turn off your TV

In his 1995 book Abandoned In The Wasteland, former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton Minow had this to say about television:

“In the 1930s and 1940s, television’s creators expressed their hope that the new medium would be the greatest instrument of enlightenment ever invented, a blessing to future generations. They were wrong. . . . No other major democratic nation in the world has so willingly turned its children over to mercenary strangers this way. No other democratic nation has so willingly converted its children into markets for commercial gain and ignored their moral, intellectual, and social development.”

With cellphones, email and the internet the dumbing down of humanity is getting even worse. Did you know email destroys the mind faster than marijuana?  Watch the video. I will have more to say about the internet as soon as I get done checking my email.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9wCAQz73tA[/youtube]

Turn off your TV

Turn off your TV

In his 1995 book Abandoned In The Wasteland, former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton Minow had this to say about television:

“In the 1930s and 1940s, television’s creators expressed their hope that the new medium would be the greatest instrument of enlightenment ever invented, a blessing to future generations. They were wrong. . . . No other major democratic nation in the world has so willingly turned its children over to mercenary strangers this way. No other democratic nation has so willingly converted its children into markets for commercial gain and ignored their moral, intellectual, and social development.”

With cellphones, email and the internet the dumbing down of humanity is getting even worse. Did you know Email destroys the mind faster than marijuana? Watch the video. I will have more to say about the internet as soon as I get done checking my email.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9wCAQz73tA[/youtube]