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Posted by Vilis Veritas in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Jun 27th 2008, 11:24 AM
Jim Morrsion

"Whoever controls the media, the images, controls the culture" - Allen Ginsburg

I have heard this attributed to both so I thought I would post both...

Network was a great movie in this vain and this is probably the best damn rant ever written...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Gf0VKXk5Q

saddlesore
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He is a winger and he likes to see if he can get me to lose my cool.

I just said, "That would be, Mr. President, to you."

saddlesore
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Posted by Vilis Veritas in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Jun 05th 2008, 11:42 AM
I expect this to ramp up closer to the election. It is already high in the M$M. I hope you find this informative. Do not trust the M$M.

For reference:

Angry Clinton Supporters Start Rallying for McCain Online
By Sarah Lai Stirland

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/06/a...


By the same author,

McCain: I'd Spy on Americans Secretly, Too
By Sarah Lai Stirland

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/06/m...


'Criminal' Botnet Stumps for Ron Paul, Researchers Allege

http://www.wired.com/politics/security/new...


The Wired Blog, where SLS article appears, links to articles about McCain, RP and there is obviously an appearance of no bias on WIRED's or SLS's part. That is one of the many facets of a properly orchestrated COINTEL Program.

What is COINTELPRO?

"COINTELPRO began in 1956 and was designed to "increase factionalism, cause disruption and win defections" inside the Communist Party U.S.A. (CPUSA). However, the program was soon enlarged to include disruption of the Socialist Workers Party (1961), the Ku Klux Klan (1964), the Nation of Islam, the Black Panther Party (1967), and the entire New Left socio-political movement, which included antiwar, community, and religious groups"

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


The COINTEL Program was supposedly disbanded in 1971. However there are some contentions that the tactics are still being used.

Methods
...
2. Psychological Warfare From the Outside: The FBI and police used myriad other "dirty tricks" to undermine progressive movements. They planted false media stories and published bogus leaflets and other publications in the name of targeted groups. They forged correspondence, sent anonymous letters, and made anonymous telephone calls. They spread misinformation about meetings and events, set up pseudo movement groups run by government agents, and manipulated or strong-armed parents, employers, landlords, school officials and others to cause trouble for activists.


Divide and Conqquer, that will be the only way McSame wins the day.

Be vigilant, remain united and show compassion for all. That is our strength.

Peace. saddlesore

...

P.S.

For those who like to connect dots...

Meet Louis Auguste Benoist (1803 - 1867), father of Esther Benoist. He was a Banker born out of French Royalty...descendant of Guillaume Benoist (1410 - Unknown)



The Benoists are an old and illustrious French family, descending directly from Guillaume Benoist (1410-unknown), chamberlain of Charles VII of France.

http://www.prophotodallas.com/benoist /


So what did the Chamberlain do? Lots of things...organizer, media manipulator, censorship...

...The Lord Chamberlain is the chief functionary of the court, and is generally responsible for organizing all court functions; he is considered the "senior official" of the Royal Household.

Theatre Censorship

From 1737 until 1968 the Lord Chamberlain also had the role of licenser of plays in the City of London, Westminster, and certain other areas, see the Lord Chamberlain's requirements. This role made the Lord Chamberlain effectively the official censor of theatrical performances, although the responsibility was in practice delegated to the Lord Chamberlain's Office.

This duty was abolished under the Theatres Act 1968. One of the catalysts for this change in the law was the prosecution in 1965 of Edward Bond's play Saved, staged at the Royal Court Theatre under 'club' auspices.

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


Esther's brother, Conde Benoist, married Miss Clemence Christy. Esther married William F. Nast.

Wired Magazine is part of Conde Nast Publications.

Condé Montrose Nast (March 26, 1873–September 19, 1942) was the founder of Condé Nast Publications, a leading American magazine publisher known for publications such as Vanity Fair and Vogue. Born in New York City, Nast was the son of William F. Nast, a broker who served as U.S. attaché in Berlin, and his wife, the former Esther Benoist, the daughter of a St. Louis banker. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1894 and received a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1897.


Condé Nast Publications was founded by Condé Montrose Nast, who took over the flagship magazine, Vogue, in 1909. In 1959, S.I. Newhouse purchased a controlling interest. It is now part of the holding company Advance Publications which is owned by the Newhouse family.

By 1998 the group included 17 such publications, many of them the largest in their markets. It had an average total circulation of over 13 million issues a month, and an estimated actual readership five times larger than that.

Charles Townsend is the current CEO/president of Condé Nast, Richard D. Beckman is the president of the Condé Nast Media Group, David Carey is the current Group President. Thomas J. Wallace, who was promoted from his position as editor-in-chief of Condé Nast Traveler, is the editorial director.


Newhouse

Samuel Irving Newhouse, Sr. (May 24, 1895 - 1979) was a U.S. broadcasting businessman, magazine and newspaper publisher.

Newhouse is the namesake of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and the founder of the current empire of Advance Publications, now run by his son Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr.

One of the vessels of the Staten Island Ferry is also named after him.

His great-grandson, S.I. Newhouse IV, is featured in a documentary called Born Rich about the experience of growing up as the heir to one of the world's greatest fortunes.

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


Be vigilant.

Peace

edited: to cite the supposed ending of the official COINTEL Program at the FBI in 1971...
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Posted by Vilis Veritas in The DU Lounge
Thu Jan 10th 2008, 03:55 PM
All you got to do is get everybody to put a bucket on their head...



Ok, so once you get them all wearing the Bucket, flip the switch and viola!

Away with me now for I must ride the Hasselhoff in defense of this great nation!



The sea water sobers him up...


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2003 rankings...Arkansas was 40th for Elementary and 43rd for Middle Schools.

http://www.psk12.com/rating/USthreeRsphp/S...

I have no idea where they were before her reforms.

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Posted by Vilis Veritas in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Nov 16th 2007, 10:31 AM
Think about it. How would you desensitize the voting public when you have such a crappy president and you (the corporate oligarchs) want to keep crappy 'Pocket Monsters' in the WH for the next 8 years?

Answer: Make the bid for candidates so long that the average person gets bored and walks away.

Sure the pundits and people that visit DU are not going to just walk away, but the average voter will - and I submit, IS walking away. Turning their backs and just trying to get on with their lives.

http://www.thestate.com/bandy/story/112828...

Beware the Snorlax...



Peace.
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Posted by Vilis Veritas in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Oct 29th 2007, 10:49 AM

The above graphic clearly shows that the sanitary use of Bedpans significantly raises the risk for death! While the unusually high risk associated to HVAC is attributed to Alzhiemers patients setting the thermostat to high on hot days...

The scientists who conducted the research say using a Bedpan device for just an hour every working day during that period is enough to increase the risk – and that the international standard used to protect users from the methane emitted is "not safe" and "needs to be revised".

They conclude that "caution is needed in the use of bedpans" and believe children, who have especially small butts, should be discouraged from using them at all.

...

The scientists assembled the findings of all the studies to analyse them collectively. This revealed that people who have used their bedpans for a decade or more are 100 per cent more likely to die at some point in the future.


And who knows what could happen if you use the new 'Bluetooth' models!



While you were sleeping, I snuck in and put a bed pan under your pillow!
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Posted by Vilis Veritas in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Oct 25th 2007, 02:22 PM
A Picture Story of War For Oil.

Bush (2002) - "What can I do for you Prince Bandar, just name it?"


"Fuck America."


"Fuck you, America."


Mission Accomplished.
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Posted by Vilis Veritas in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Oct 24th 2007, 10:52 AM
568 workers out of 200,000,000 (that's 200 million) were freed!!! F'ing Hoorah!!!

At least 568 workers have been freed, including dozens of boys, and 168 people detained following media revelations that prompted a series of police raids in recent weeks in the north-central provinces of Henan and Shanxi.

snip...

China's 200 million migrant workers have long been victimized through poor or withheld pay, summary termination and discrimination in housing, health and education for their children.

Typically, slaves were sold to kilns for $66 by people traffickers who abducted the young and weak from train and bus stations or off the street, and lured the stronger with false promises of good paying jobs.

http://www.manufacturing.net/china-cracks-...

Buy more cheap shit, no oppression here.

And let us not forget...!

Forced prostitution, labor houses with 20 occupants (girls) in a 10 x 15 room, 20 minute lunches where slop is served, young kids forced to do 16 hour days making shiny baubles to fill the Marts Wall...nothing to see here, move along...let's give them most favored nation status so that they can feed us lead and cheap shit to satisfy our desire for, well...cheap shit.



Doesn't she look happy!
http://www.mazm.com/2007/09/19/38.toys-man...

http://www.sinofile.net/Saiweng/swsite.nsf...

America, Mexico, India, Dubai, China, etc...is just more of the same and the oppression will only get worse...We The People are the enablers.

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Posted by Vilis Veritas in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Oct 18th 2007, 02:27 PM
Yesterday, in another of your threads I lightly touched on 'people's will' vs. the 'corporate will' and I would like to expand that a little here and discuss this is terms of the 'Will' of Congress.

What is that will? Is it the 'People's Will' (as it should be) or has it now become the 'Corporate Will'? Impeaching a president who has bolstered the floundering Military Industrial Complex and infused that Corporate Master with Billions of taxpayer dollars would be like cutting off your own left (or in this case, Right) foot.

The corporate oligarchs that rule the day in Washington have fully seized control. I am almost certain of it. We see a complete meltdown of the 'people's will' as structured in the Constitution and the masterful rise of the 'Corporate Will'. It has taken Americans by surprise. We all knew that corporations were bad if they were un-regulated and given free reign to wield the power of their monetary might to squash competition, however, we seem to have overlooked how deleterious to the very Constitution (which gave them the power they sought) the Corporate Masters were - for without fail, once Corporations garnered the protection of the Constitution, they have sought to enslave and remove that very protection from the people.

We can see evidence of this in the arrogance of the large corporate masters when they are responsible for disasters, i.e. Bhopal, Exxon Valdez, Love Canal...etc, etc.

The lack of the will in congress to seek impeachment is extremely difficult to wrap my head around, unless I put it into these terms - then it becomes crystal as to why Nancy has said that it is off the table - Nancy Pelosi and most of Congress, are exercising the 'Corporate Will' and not the 'People's Will' as stated in the Constitution.

The people need to rise up and shout in unison and take back the 'Will' of the nation and make it, once again, The People's Will.

Once the nation has been taken back, the first order of business would be to remove the protection of the Constitution from Corporations and the abolishment of all laws enacted to protect the Corporate Will...only then will we be able to adequately protect the Constitution for another 200 years.

Peace.
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Posted by Vilis Veritas in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Oct 17th 2007, 12:20 PM
I would like to expand your premise to include the rest of the population in the US, simply for the sake of debate and all in an effort to expand my own consciousness, especially since I admire your posts greatly.

You wrote; "that any person who willingly abandons that responsibility to question has not only betrayed themselves, but they have failed in their citizenship", the key word being
willingly...a point I would like to make is that a vast subset of the current population does not willingly give up anything - they simply do what they must to survive according to the corporate will.

'Willingly' implies free will, something I feel people lost over 100 years ago when Corporations were granted person hood.

I submit that people are doing what they must and that has nothing to do with being a concerned citizen and EVERYTHING to do with being a good provider/CONSUMER as defined by their
corporate oligarchs through the vast corporately owned media machine. We now have the 'corporate will' guiding/manipulating a vast majority of the decisions made by the MASSES.

This is not about citizenship any more, it is about survival of Enlightenment thought and the ultimate spiral back into darkness - that is the only way we will ever have another
enlightenment period and once again cherish the idea of freedom - IMO.

The light has been shining for so long we have become blinded to the reality of our own demise. It will take a new dark ages to bring about the desire within the very soul of humankind to see the light again.

Peace.
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Posted by Vilis Veritas in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Sep 26th 2007, 12:57 PM
In case anyone is planning on Protesting the RNC Convention in Minneapolis - St. Paul...

These guys got your back.

http://www.nlgminnesota.org/events/rnc

Peace and No Fear.

edited: Oops...I should have put this in GD - Politics...sorry.
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Posted by Vilis Veritas in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Sep 25th 2007, 11:19 PM
Why are we here at Democratic Underground?

To spark debate on subtle differences of opinion that can only serve to divide us and therefore diminish our value as a cohesive voice for the Democratic Party? Nope. We all have our nuanced opinions of what is important today, or what is important this minute. We are all different and that is what makes America great.

I believe we are here...

Because we believe in the rule of law.

Because we believe in the separation of powers.

Because we believe in the separation of church and state.

Because we believe in a representative government.

Because we believe in checks and balances.

Because we believe in individual rights.

Because we believe in freedom to practice any or no religion without persecution by the government.

Because we believe in that the states and the federal government SHARE power as outlined by the CONSTITUTION.

Because we believe in Civilian Control of the Military - not control by Private Corporations or a Militarized Industrial Complex.

Because we believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the common good, justice, equality, diversity and the truth.

Because we believe in the fact that the power of the government comes from the people who are governed.

Because we believe that ALL people have the right to be heard.

Because we believe in the Democratic Party as being the BEST/ONLY hope to see that the values we hold dear are held steadfast and protected by the ones we elect to office.

We are here at DU because the country we love is in danger of being dashed on the rocks.

And RIGHT NOW we need to stand with the ones that brought us to this party and FINISH THE DANCE.

Why?

Because that is what SHE would want US to do.

Because that is how we will take back this nation and rebuild our country.

Because standing together, no matter what, MAKES US STRONG...

No, it Makes Us Invincible.
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Posted by Vilis Veritas in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Thu Sep 20th 2007, 12:32 AM
The world today reminds me of a horse with an apple on its nose. The horse can smell the apple, but it can't see the apple and it is driving the horse insane.

Here it is, take it FWIW the stinky apple on our nose...

We are in Iraq to establish new bases for the next phase.

“Of course, the United States must be prudent in how it exercises its
power. But we cannot safely avoid the responsibilities of global
leadership of the costs that are associated with its exercise. America
has a vital role in maintaining peace and security in Europe, Asia,
and the Middle East. If we shirk our responsibilities, we invite
challenges to our fundamental interests. The history of the 20th
century should have taught us that it is important to shape
circumstances before crises emerge, and to meet threats before they
become dire. The history of the past century should have taught us
to embrace the cause of American leadership.”

– From the Project’s founding Statement of Principles
link: http://www.newamericancentury.org/Rebuildi...


Embrace it. Be a part of it. Work the apple from the inside, like the fucking worm.

No Fear.

(I know that PNAC is old news, but that is why the apple is so stinky )
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Posted by Vilis Veritas in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Wed Sep 19th 2007, 11:50 AM
What can we do to create POSITIVE change? All Change requires action.

I believe that real grassroots change starts at the local council chambers, the local committees, the community organizations, the PTO, the churches, the synagogues, the mosques. There is a great need to embrace our communities and look for ways to create positive change through positive images and positive words and by our actions at a local level.

Simple things: Join/Start/Help a Food Shelf program. Join/Start/Help a community drive to better the Recycling options available. Join the PTA and make suggestions that create a more positive educational system. Work with them, not against them. Work with your local community and become a POSITIVE IMAGE for change.

Action.

But what kind of action works the best - positive images and actions or negative images and actions?

If a change agent flails around and acts negatively, will that agent be defined by their actions and thus be perceived as a negative force for change to the majority who perceive the flailing IMAGE. I believe so.

People do not flock to negative IMAGES. True Leaders and their Change Agents distance themselves from the negative IMAGES.

True Leaders do not flail.

They lead by creating a POSITIVE image for change. They lead by example. Be a leader. Get out there in the community and see what you can do to help. Once there, be strong. Do not lash out at things you think are stupid or wrong. Try to find a way to POSITIVELY impact the perceptions of those you seek to change.

Sometimes being a leader requires nothing more than offering to help and smiling through the pain.

Peace.
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