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Old 05-19-2012, 06:07 PM  
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Angry Congress May Repeal Ban on Government Propaganda

In a move scarcely noticed by the media or the public, an amendment was added to the Defense Authorization bill before Congress to repeal decades old laws that prevent Americans from being inundated with propaganda (lies) by their own Government.

Currently the laws in place allow propaganda to be disseminated overseas but not in the USA. Removing these laws will allow the government to LIE to its citizens to further its own interests.

The timing of this amendment could not be worse. The US is right now considering an attack on Iran, but the American public is so sick of War, the idea of a new war is not popular. But if the US is allowed to LIE to us they will stir up sentiment against Iran just like they did against Iraq, but even worse!

They will be able to use all media and social networking and even use sock puppets to posts on sites like Facebook and twitter and even the Hip Forums...

And it appears this bill has already passed the House!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mhastings/co...propaganda-ban

 


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Old 05-19-2012, 06:13 PM


Jimmy P Jimmy P is offline
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What will the effective difference be from the current system though? It's not like the US government doesn't lie to its populace on a regular basis as it is, it's just gonna be legal now.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:20 PM


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What will the effective difference be from the current system though? It's not like the US government doesn't lie to its populace on a regular basis as it is, it's just gonna be legal now.

Their just making their illegal acts legal . Not that the bunch of fucking criminals care anyway . Not like anyone was EVER going to be charged under the existing act anyway . Honestly there stupid for bringing attention to it . So we can say "hey , they have been doing this illegally for a long time ".
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:28 PM


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I'm so sick of this world........
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:40 PM


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Yeah, that's a bit of the old beating a dead horse. I thought that was the mass media's purpose. I guess they don't even feel the need to perpetuate the fanciful notion that we have a free press in this country. LOL and feeling a little more nauseous.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:39 PM


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So they can't get any laws passed but they pass this? par for the course.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:30 PM


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Currently the laws in place allow propaganda to be disseminated overseas but not in the USA. Removing these laws will allow the government to LIE to its citizens to further its own interests.

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So... They make it legal to do what they have been doing all along. Brilliant! Which moron came up with this addition?

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I'm so sick of this world........

^^^ THIS ^^^
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:38 PM


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its stuff like this that makes me want to leave and drop off the grid even more
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:12 AM


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Business as usual.

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Old 05-20-2012, 04:52 AM


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Whatever happens, whatever this amounts to, our collective experience is still growing because of it. I don't fault them for doing this and i don't fault the people if they are seduced by it. Whatever the outcome, it was necessary for us to grow.
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