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Former CBS Journalist Exposes Fake, Manipulated and Distorted Media Messages

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In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.

Recently VICE media was exposed for altering a story to protect “relationship” with Rogers Inc.

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December 1, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Murica

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November 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Posted in Consumption, Greed, Slavery

The World is FULL.

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Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that’s equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful.

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March 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm

There’s No Tomorrow

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In short… the myths of ever expanding economies and limitless growth are just that myths. It doesn’t matter where you borrow your resources to fuel growth the simple fact is we WILL be running out of most of the resources that have powered our global economy quite possibly in our lifetime.

The current financial crisis will be a lot MORE devastating then we are being lead to believe. The simple fact is… unrelenting debt to power an unrealistic global economy will be our ultimate demise.

You can’t borrow against a future that has already been spent.

United States of America

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Once the bread basket of the world. It’s arms perpetually outstretched to welcome the world.

Now a morally, politically and financially bankrupt state that is driven more by fear than rational thought.

It’s citizens hypnotized into submission by television, the web and a virtually endless supply phony credit to fund their fairy tale economy powered solely by consumption.

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September 10, 2011 at 10:01 am

Mainstream Media Feeds A Brain Dead Citizenry Road Kill While Corporate America Continues to Raid THEIR Treasury

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But the arc of history does not bend toward justice through capitulation cast as compromise. It does not bend when 400 people control more of the wealth than 150 million of their fellow Americans. It does not bend when the average middle-class family has seen its income stagnate over the last 30 years while the richest 1 percent has seen its income rise astronomically. It does not bend when we cut the fixed incomes of our parents and grandparents so hedge fund managers can keep their 15 percent tax rates. It does not bend when only one side in negotiations between workers and their bosses is allowed representation. And it does not bend when, as political scientists have shown, it is not public opinion but the opinions of the wealthy that predict the votes of the Senate. The arc of history can bend only so far before it breaks.

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August 7, 2011 at 10:10 am


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March 21, 2011 at 7:49 am

Posted in Consumption, War

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