mahnmut: (WTF-E?)
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No, we are NOT all Charlie (and that’s a problem)

It is comforting and politically expedient to claim that “we” are attacked because “they” cannot deal with “our” freedoms, particularly freedom of speech. ...
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Russia and the Menace of Unreality
How Vladimir Putin is revolutionizing information warfare

The Kremlin's Troll Army
Moscow is financing legions of pro-Russia Internet commenters. But how much do they matter?
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Astrophysicist Mario Livio explains how science's embarrassing failures are just as important as the revolutionary successes.
mahnmut: (WTF-E?)
Being in Watertown is like being inside Susan Candiotti's head.

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World of Class Warfare - Warren Buffett vs. Wealthy Conservatives

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Warren Buffett's op-ed is a thoughtful treatise on the advantages the super-wealthy currently enjoy at the hands of the tax code, or to put it another way, "class warfare."

mahnmut: (ROFL MAO!)
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You see, I'm good to people because I want to be treated that way. I don't believe I'll be rewarded in heaven. I believe I'll be rewarded now.

Dude, you're awesome.
mahnmut: (ROFL MAO!)

Part 1 - George Soros Plans to Overthrow America. Glenn Beck concludes that the only explanation for George Soros' relationships with various liberal media and charity non-profits is to overthrow America.

Part 2 - The Manchurian Lunatic. Jon isn't saying Glenn Beck is a saboteur sent to destroy Fox News, he's merely asking why he's doing George Soros' work for him.

mahnmut: (Quaero togam pacem.)
Not my comment, but I adore it. (Courtesy [ profile] htpcl)
Nothing happens just like that, without purpose. Including a massive intel leak. Whether most of the readers would say Well, Duh, is irrelevant. The ones for whose eyes it was addressed have surely seen it.

May I propose a well played-out scheme?

- Major terror attack hits the US.
- The public is scared.
- President uses the situation of fear to push his internal and external agenda. Internal: curb civil rights for the sake of more security. External: find convenient excuses for two geostrategic, but unwinnable, wars.
- Yep, you heard me. The external one includes war.
- The war gets messy.
- Said administration covers most of it up, but it's a shitty job and in some time it all starts leaking.
- The public is appalled, but the president is already gone, and moreover the war is in a new stage so their rage is irrelevant (first Meh moment)
- An economic crisis diverts the attention from that issue (second Meh moment).
- Elections for a new administration, the public is fed up with the previous one and the pendulum swings from right to left.
- There's a new president, i.e. a new scapegoat to look for (third Meh moment).
- But the level of fear is down, so something should be done to maintain it.
- Major intel leaks start coming up, reminding of the ugly war.
- "The terrorists will surely hate us again and they'll try to attack us a second time."
- The public is already all Meh, and their conclusion is: "Oh whatever, let'em [the new administration] do their thing to protect us. The previous internal and external agenda remains untouched.
- New elections come, the pendulum swings from left to right.
- Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

Where's WikiLeaks in all this? They believe they've done a good deed. Good for them.
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Glenn Beck's interview with Eric Massa wasn't a total waste of time -- he got a new sign-off phrase.
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This one deals with the question, is the media artificially adding a narrative to the elections? How? And why?

It's sometimes scary how powerful the 4th branch of power (the media) can be.

Mitt Romney erupts all over a journalist at a Staples and Bill Clinton challenges the media on race.
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Boy, this is starting to get annoying. I have either to stop watching any media cos they're try'na make a big deal out of nothing... or I'll go insane.
[VIDEO] (is there really a controversy between the candidates, or it's all a media hoax? - Pay attention to the final remark of the NBC anchor)

Media outlets and pundits try to inflame black/brown issues, or in Edwards’ case, an orange-tan issue.
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