Through most of the 20th century, America led something of a charmed life, at least when compared with the disasters endured by almost every other major country. We became the richest and most powerful nation on earth, partly due to our own achievements and partly due to the mistakes of others. The public interpreted these decades of American power and prosperity as validation of our system of government and national leadership, and the technological effectiveness of our domestic propaganda machinery - our own American Pravda - has heightened this effect. Author James Bovard has described our society as an “attention deficit democracy,” and the speed with which important events are forgotten once the media loses interest might surprise George Orwell.
Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has admitted that it benefitted from the labour of East Germany’s political prisoners up until the late 1980s.
The news comes nearly six months after the Uppdrag Granskning television programme confronted the retailer on the issue. IKEA initially denied the claims, but said that it would launch a probe into the matter.
The company announced that an external investigation by Earnest and Young had confirmed that claims were indeed valid. The firm’s sustainability head told the media, “We are deeply sorry that this could happen.”
Hollywood, an industry whose major players have been supportive of President Obama and his agenda, will be tapped. Plans are being discussed to pitch a reality television show about “the trials and tribulations of families living without medical coverage,” according to the Ogilvy plan. The exchange will also seek to have prime-time television shows, like “Modern Family,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and Univision telenovelas, weave the health care law into their plots.
Remember slaves: this is NOT a form of brain washing!!!
Two NBC journalists were handcuffed and threatened by Chicago police after attempting to report on the murder of a 6-year-old girl yesterday, NBC Chicago reports.
Another NBC journalist was also detained by police outside Mt. Sinai Hospital, where the girl had been taken following a fatal shooting during city wide violence over the weekend.
<sarcasm> Then again… Maybe I was wrong about the bullies. Clearly the Media was bullying the officer here. And continue to do so via their reporting on the issue. Such harassment and bullying of the State must not be tolerated! </sarcasm>
Free Speech can be eliminated. Particularly if your populace is ignorant and soft and your Police Force is a bunch of jack booted thugs.
The fact that these violent thugs continuously show complete disregard and ignorance of our fundamental rights time and time again should be reason enough to alert the citizenry to larger shenanigans playing out and the eroding of their rights.
But who has time for all that pussy book learning? “The X Factor and football is on that there fancy picture box!! Civil Rights.. The fuck is that? YOU MUST BE SOME KINDA MOSLEEM TURRUST!!”
Study: Racism, Conservatism, Authoritarianism, Anti-Gay Beliefs Linked to Low IQ
Huh. Who could have guessed this? Other than intelligent people, of course.;
Are racists dumb? Do conservatives tend to be less intelligent than liberals? A provocative new study from Brock University in Ontario suggests the answer to both questions may be a qualified yes. The study, published in Psychological Science, showed that people who score low on I.Q. tests in childhood are more likely to develop prejudiced beliefs and socially conservative politics in adulthood.
“Ideologies get rid of the messiness and impose a simpler solution. So, it may not be surprising that people with less cognitive capacity will be attracted to simplifying ideologies.”
But Nosek said less intelligent types might be attracted to liberal “simplifying ideologies” as well as conservative ones.
For some reason, I think there may be a few who disagree with the findings.
No Agenda Show for Thursday January 5th 2012
Dead Herring in Norway!
Run time 2:28:06 106.9 MB