As if the Media Were Not Controlled Enough Already...

They're running scared.

They have to be. Otherwise, why would the FCC want to insert itself into newsrooms to determine who selects which stories to run?

I'm certainly frightened to hear that our government feels it is their job to monitor our newsrooms, but then it hit me: They are on the defense.

The alternative media is on the offense.

It's bad news, but it's also good news.

I'm happy to be a part of a website such as TF Metals Report that can break through the mainstream media clutter and share some unfiltered perspectives.

Yesterday, it dawned on me exactly how fortunate we are that have the Internet to disseminate news and information. The FCC might try to censor television stations - and I would not go so far as to say, "Who cares?" - but the real news is happening online. I never watch my local news. I don't watch cable news either, unless I'm forced to due to proximity.

I dropped cable years ago. I get my news from the Internet. I subscribe to a bunch of alternative television and radio channels just to give a big middle finger to the establishment media - even though I don't have time to watch or listen to them all. It makes me feel good that I am supporting non-state-run media.  (I'm sure this means I'm on Homeland Security list somewhere. So be it.)

But the pervasive state propaganda is everywhere. I joined a new gym, and they unfortunately blast CNN in the locker rooms. I am stunned at how completely shoddy and inflammatory CNN has become. The just spent the last two weeks hammering on this "loud music" shooting trial - I guess they were hoping this would be another Trayvon Martin call to arms.

Do they care about the NSA? Nope. Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law is a vital national issue, but who cares if we are all being spied upon? And the Ukraine? Well, that's just a bunch of "freedom fighters," but let's not look into who might be funding them and what their agenda might be (assimilation into the E.U.-soon-to-be-New-World-Order-borg?). Nope. What goes for deep analysis on CNN is an "outraged" Erin Burnett explaining in an exasperated, condescending tone that "subhuman" and "mongrel " were the exact words that Hitler used..implying that Ted Nugent is a wannabe Hitler! (Gee, I didn't know that Hitler spoke English!)

*eyeroll*

Mike Rowe recently appeared on CNN after (manufactured) controversy erupted over his voiceover for a Wal-Mart commercial about the company's pledge to invest $250 billion in American manufacturing. The CNN banner beneath Rowe read: "Host of Dirty Jobs Proud to be a Sellout" - seriously:

Wow, CNN, you suck.

One has to wonder why the federal government needs to send the FCC to television stations at all, considering the almost complete lock it already has on the mainstream media. Even Fox News is just "controlled opposition" and won't touch certain stories. The United States now ranks 46th on the World Press Freedom Index, down from 33rd last year.

You'd think, with the amount of positive press Obama receives, that he would not be concerned about a few stations not being on board. But, the desire for control is a never-ending bottomless pit - control freaks don't like to do things half-assed. They need 100%.

A lot of people are going to actually applaud the FCC meddling into the news - they are using emotional button issues like "women," "minorities," and "the environment" to justify the intrusion. So we can expect to see more efforts to control under the cover of "good" and most of the "sheeple" not blinking an eye about it.

For this reason, it behooves us to be suspicious of the true motives of an initiative, starting in California, to equip all smartphones (and possibly tablets) with remote "kill switches" - ostensibly to protect them from theft. Once again, a control mechanism is being justified through a button - the fear of cellphone theft.

The problem is, if the initial bill passes and becomes law in California, will smartphone companies end up installing these kill switches for everyone just to comply with California? Probably so. California is, in the least, the test run.

It's bad enough our phones are now beholden to presidential alerts whether we like it or not, but now phone companies will be able to kill the phones remotely. Of course, some will say the NSA already has that capability, but is that a reason not to fight it? It's a bad sign that when you buy your phone you're told you don't really own it. I've rooted my phone, but most people don't have the technical capacity to do that.

Lurking on the horizon - after the FCC control mechanism is put into place in our newsrooms, and the kill switch is placed on our smart phones and personal computers (tablets now becoming computers for many) - is the "Internet Kill Switch."

Oh, you think they've given up on that? Think again. It will rear its ugly head again soon, perhaps under another name or in another guise, but they'll do their damnedest. The reason that will be given for  providing this unilateral power to the president will be "security" or some such nonsense, but we know better. The problem is, they might not need a central kill switch if they have access to our individual devices.

Thankfully, we still have good people out there trying to circumvent totalitarian control. It is heartening to hear that one company plans to side-step government Internet censorship by placing satellites in orbit to deliver free wi-fi to everyone on the planet. Still, would it be that difficult for a large rogue government to shoot them down or block them? We cannot rely on that initiative alone to save us from online censorship.

The best plan I read about years and years ago to create a totally decentralized Internet, not beholden to governments or corporations, was the idea of a distributed peer-to-peer wi-fi network. This technology would create a network through direct wi-fi connections from one person's computer or smart phone to another and so on. No routers would be necessary. (A router, like the one you have connecting to your home Internet, is basically a box that controls network traffic and tells it where to go.)

A peer-to-peer wi-fi network unfortunately requires some proximity and would not work so well in rural areas with less population density. But companies like Broadcom are already developing devices capable of "Wi-Fi Direct," so we may see plenty of ad-hoc networks sprouting up in the near future, some of which, perhaps, might be directed towards distributing information outside of Internet censorship.  The Open Wireless movement is also working to create "a world in which openness is the default." These are positive developments for free speech and technological democracy.

Now we see why a "per-device" kill switch might be desired by the Powers That Be. If they can't kill off the entire Internet, they might resort to killing individual access to it instead. Imagine how they might try to shut off peer-to-peer networks if given the power to do so. They need a per-device kill switch for total control.

Fortunately, I trust the technical abilities of computer programmers and hackers more than the elite's. I've rarely met a person in charge who can program their way out of a paper bag. Most have a hard time dealing with basic email functionality. And most computer programmers tend to be freedom-loving and suspicious of control. We can bet that even as the elite are attempting to clamp down on our Internet freedoms, programmers will be coming up with ways to root phones and bypass kill switches.

You might do your part by gaining more technical knowledge. Learn how to root your own phone. Take some time to install Linux on a computer. You might just end up as one of the few who can still access and share information when everyone else has been shut down.

We'll see who wins. But the very technology that is enabling the police state may very well end up saving us.

Molon Wi-Fi.

Update: Since I wrote this piece, the FCC has backed down on its plans to monitor newsrooms due to the outcry. Once again, this shows the power of the alternative media. I find it telling that they're now trying to soften the whole initiative by making the monitoring out to be just a "study" or a "survey" - well, as we know, surveys can be highly intrusive. There is speculation that the purpose of doing surveys is to set up a case for race-based media ownership rules. The question would then be, would broadcast licenses be taken from certain owners to be given to others on the alleged basis of meeting some racial quota...when the real purpose would be to have more control over media content?

Note that the FCC has apparently been trying to extend its reach past traditional broadcasters to newspapers and Internet media companies. The FCC's original jurisdiction was over-the-air broadcasts, and it was necessary to license stations due to the limited amount of broadcast frequencies available. The expansion of channels due to cable, digital broadcasts, and the Internet has in many ways hobbled the FCC's control. It is no wonder, then, that scared politicians like Dianne Feinstein have sought other ways to control the explosion of grassroots media by claiming to be able to define who is or is not a journalist. This war is far from over, but the score one for the alternative media for winning this latest battle.

Stephanie blogs sporadically at a number of websites, including Freeople and Free Thinking Christianity.

113 Comments

metalsbyamile's picture

FIRST!!!

FIRST!!! Wow twice in one day I'm stoked. And i was just off to bed.

Damn, now i will read the article fiiiiiiiiiiirst!

metalsbyamile's picture

Excellent Stephanie

Cant believe i'm claiming second.

Seems media control aptly named MOPE is standard fare the world over. Just seems CNBS and the Big 3 or is it 4 in NA are more in tune with manipulating and ignoring events that affect our financial / personal well being.

G'nite all.

tyberious's picture

Timely Stephanie

Timely article Stephanie. Dont forget now that Concast is bidding TWC, they will essentially control the internet. Netflix is now being throttled. I can see as part of this Concast deal, if allowed to go through, and it will, the gov will ask for access to the remaining backdoors that they do not already have and to reduce bandwidth to unfavorable websites. 

I'm not sure when, but de-centralization in all maters is what is need.

bullion only's picture

Couldn't resist

Thurd!

bullion only's picture

Doh!

You snooze you looze. Product of an American education i mean indoctrination.

stephanie's picture

Comcast

Good points about Comcast, tyberious. Let's not forget they own NBC/MSNBC. Anyone who honestly believes MSNBC isn't corporate propaganda needs to follow the money.

dragonfly5's picture

Top ten again

Been without TV now for close to 2 years. It is a very liberating experience - a lot more time to do more important things.

And revealing as well how easily one can get sucked back in when visiting friends with a large screen and cable feed.

Must resist - time sucker - mind killer.

wouldyoubelieve...'s picture

8th?

seems fitting here

tyberious's picture

NBC/MSNBC

Its funny as NBC/MSNBC was owned by, say it with me GE! And who runs Woody's II President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, GE's own Jeff Immelt.

They are all intertwined snakes.

Ferd Torgerson's picture

Eleventh

I'll let someone who's not yet had the thrill of a top ten grab the last biscuit.

Excellent Melanie!

Ferd

-SilverIsMoney-'s picture

Amen to that!

Amen to that!

Pining 4 the Fjords's picture

Heck yeah!

So many excellent points!  I too get 99% of my news from internet sites, am far better informed because of it, and now when I watch what passes for news coverage on TV I am almost stunned how misleading that stuff is.  I find myself  frustrated by people who take that "news" as accurate, but then they literally don't know any better- they are totally unaware of the most salient facts about the topic because they have never heard them!

There was this silly show called Mystery Science Theater 3000 that was basically two robot puppets at the bottom of the screen watching some strange Japanese low budget monster movie and these guys basically did smart-ass commentary to narrate the film.  I seriously think you could make a major hit show if someone would rebroadcast nightly news with two smart asses sitting at the bottom of the screen making fun of the vacuous lies and spin- and giving the real info while mocking the people like Erin Burnett... Ratings gold!!! Seriously, it would draw more viewers than    NBC et al.

cliff 567's picture

I could have been second by a long while.

I saw the new post with 1 comment.

I read the post and reloaded the window. 1 comment.

I have MY #1 and felt that that was enough for me.

just sayin'

PS:

Atta Girl Stephany

Ferd Torgerson's picture

@ Pining

Agree with you for the most part.

Rarely watch the tripe that passes for entertainment or news nowadays.

That said, I might be tempted to watch that new nekkid dating reality show I saw mentioned on the interwebs.

Ferd

Dr Jerome's picture

I remember the time when

...when I thought I had an edge as a trader cause I watched Jim Cramer every day.

In other news...

Conan O'Brien has been noticing that news casters seem to be following the same script:

He has run at least 4 similar stories on his show. I wonder how long until he is canned.

ag1969's picture

Yep

"The impairment of the fundamental security of life and property by criminal alliances and official neglect emphasizes the primary need of a vigilant and courageous press".     James Madison

Once Wi-fi is beamed from space, there will be no escaping the frequency.  Living truly "outside the matrix" will be impossible.

Nice work Stephanie

Pining, back in the college days, my friend and I wanted to do comedic, uncensored sports announcing.  Imagine calling an NFL game!

SaratogaPrepper's picture

Seventeenth!

That's gotta mean something, somewhere.

Most excellent post Stephanie.

I Run Bartertown's picture

Narrative so backward it's mass delusion

"They just spent the last two weeks hammering on this "loud music" shooting trial"

But scarce mention of this:

"Baton Rouge police arrested two teens Tuesday accused in the fatal Feb. 1 attack of a 55-year-old Indiana native, a crime that might have been committed simply because the teens wanted to see who hit harder.

John Bannon, 1654 Clear Lake Lane, Baton Rouge, died Friday of injuries sustained when he fell onto the concrete sidewalk during the attack, fractured his skull and suffered a brain hemorrhage, according to the arrest warrant for Windall Lavel Herring.

Bannon’s death leaves his family wondering why a man they described as a compassionate and caring individual was targeted.

“You just want to know why, why him,”  http://theadvocate.com/home/8419852-125/baton-rouge-police-arrest-two

Why indeed? I think I have an inkling.

or this:

"If the races in this story were reversed, this would be a major national news story.

Police say a local black male came into the home of two white men and killed them execution style. Then he burned their house down." http://topconservativenews.com/2014/02/two-mississippi-brothers-killed-execution-style-in-racial-hate-crime/

or this:

"Lawrence Bowman, 51, was stabbed multiple times and died from a gunshot to the head, according to the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office.

His 26-year-old son, Nicholas Bowman, and 24-year-old Michael Hoots of Livonia were stabbed to death. Nicholas Bowman, who lived at the house with his father, died at a hospital, authorities said.

Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said the men were tortured.

“The nature of the wounds were horrific" http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014302170131

But plenty of this bizarro-world fantasy:

"It’s not the elephant, it’s not the owl, it’s not the panda. The world’s most endangered species is the black male teenager. Don’t ever think that Florida is the only place where black children can be gunned down by white separatists, white supremacists or white racists in broad daylight.

Wherever you are, wherever you live and whatever non-threatening thing you do, all a hater has to do is call you a gangster or a thug and proceed to shoot you multiple times." http://www.sfltimes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15491&Itemid=331

DayStar's picture

Harvey's Up! (TFMR)

  • Harvey: Gold and silver were attacked late yesterday afternoon in the access market with respect to the garbled communique from the beige book report, and the attack proceeded throughout the night. However once we hit the physical zones early this morning, gold and silver started to rally and never looked back. Silver was a real standout as were the gold/silver equity shares. The open interest on the silver Comex is high, and the upcoming big delivery month of March also has it's OI extremely high as well. March OI is contracting by a smaller fraction than normal, as we head into first day notice a week from tomorrow. It is quite conceivable that some big entity is after silver. GLD and SLV today held their ground as their inventories remain constant. Lately Fridays have been very good to the precious metals so let us see what tomorrow brings. The gold/silver equity shares were also a very bright performer today. GOFO is in backwardation for the first three months and moving toward backwardation in the 6 month.
  • Michael Pento: Everything else such as employment growth, the employment-to-population ratio, is falling, and had plummeted from highs in 2007. We are not seeing corporate earnings growth or revenue growth. The only thing you are seeing growth in is not the labor force but rather growth in the Fed’s ability to print money. And it’s not only the Fed, it’s also Japan. If look at the disaster over there under ‘Abenomics,’ it wasn’t enough that the yen was being diluted by $70 trillion yen per annum, but they are now actually lending money to the Japanese banking system, with almost no interest rate attached to it at all. So we’re heading toward dramatic swings between inflation and deflation across the globe, and I think ultimately we are headed for a complete collapse of the bond markets in Japan and in the United States. I think it’s a pipe dream that the Yellen-led Fed is going to get out of QE. They are going to be dragged back in, grudgingly, probably some time in the summer when the economic data is so clearly abysmal and we have a huge selloff in the major averages. There has been a sharp downward move in economic data. It started in December and it’s getting worse. Look at the pending home sales, and new home starts down 16%. Now some of this has to do with weather, but you can’t blame bad economic data in Turkey, Brazil, China, and in Japan on a snowstorm or two in the United States. So the economic data is getting worse and worse, and I expect that to intensify as they year progresses.
  • Mark O'Byrne: As holdings in gold-backed funds that are mostly listed in the U.S. and Europe declined, lower prices led to demand from Asia in a further sign of bullion flowing from the west to east. While the majority of the demand is from Asia itself, there is a percentage of the flow that is of western investors seeking to own gold outside the banking system, in what they perceive to be safer jurisdictions in allocated gold accounts Hong Kong and Singapore. Hong Kong was the top destination of Swiss bullion exports at 44% on a value basis, with India at 14%, the Bern-based customs agency said in its first breakdown of the gold trade data since 1980. Singapore accounted for 8.6% of exports, the United Arab Emirates 7.9% and China 6.3%, according to Bloomberg.
  • William Kaye: The footprints that we’ve discussed in the past are back. GLD, which had been left alone until recently, has been looted in the last few trading days. So the Spyder Gold Trust has lost 11 tons of gold in just three trading days. In the past when we’ve seen these raids take place, Eric, it’s often been an early indication of what the cartel wants to do next, which is simply to take the paper price lower. In order to do that they need the gold feedstock to deliver, and GLD has certainly been one of the more important sources of physical gold that has been necessary to satisfy the demand that exists in this area of the world (Asia). The timing is interesting because we’re now through the traditionally strong period where people stock up prior to Chinese New Year. So this is traditionally a soft period for demand because they have already stocked up on gold at this point in time. Meaning, it’s a good window if the cartel wants to operate in it. The sell side, Goldman Sachs, Societe Generale, etc., virtually all of these bullion banks were publishing very bearish reports on gold prior to the smash that began in April of last year, and they are back at it again, calling for $1,050, and some for even lower prices. So when you add it all up, these things should cause people to be a little bit cautious in the near-term. 
  • Tyler Durden: China manufacturing PMI misses consensus while it tumbles To 7-month low. At 48.3, the PMI is the lowest since July of last year with the employment sub-index the lowest since Feb 2009. The commentary from Hongbin Qu, Chief Economist, China & Co-Head of Asian Economic Research at HSBC, was about as dire as could be: “February’s flash reading of the HSBC China Manufacturing PMI moderated further as new orders and production contracted, reflecting the renewed destocking activities. The building-up of disinflationary pressures implies that the underlying momentum for manufacturing growth could be weakening. We believe Beijing policy makers should and can fine-tune policy to keep growth at a steady pace in the coming year.”
  • William Kaye on deal with China: I think a deal was struck in which China agreed to keep the Ponzi scheme in the US going, in exchange for having the opportunity to buy gold at extremely attractive price levels. That type of situation makes a lot of sense to me, at least from the Chinese perspective. My contacts in China tell me this is plausible, but I think there are very few people in the world who know whether that is true or not. Outside of that theory, it’s very hard to come up with answers that make a lot of sense when it comes to what the West is doing. A depressed gold price, and this is certainly part of the Western central planners’ agenda, does signal something that is entirely false to the world at large -- that everything is OK and there is no problem at all with fiat currencies and the US dollar in particular. So it does help to extend for a bit longer the reign of the US dollar as the world’s reserve currency, because very low gold prices suggest that the US dollar is strong, and therefore that US Fed policies are sound policies. 
  • John Ing: First, it’s no coincidence that since the tapering gold has been the best-performing asset. Gold is already up 10% since the beginning of the year, and the mining shares are up more than 30%. In the case of the mining shares, this is a case of leverage working both ways, up and down. The second point I would make is that when you look at the gold industry, the gold price fell to a level that was virtually the break-even cost for most producers. So nobody is going to produce gold at a loss, including the biggest gold company in the world. Barrick had literally lopped off one million ounces of production, rather than continuing to produce gold at a loss. The third factor that the gold shorts are missing is that gold broke out above its 200-day moving average, which is around $1,310. Although gold retreated briefly yesterday, it simply bounced right off that 200-day moving average which has now become support.
  • David Cui: The Trust defaults are about to get hot and heavy. To wit: We believe that during April to July the market may see many trust products threatening to default, especially those related to coal mines. By our estimate, the first real default most likely could happen in May with a Sichuan lead/zinc trust product worth Rmb140mn. This is because the product is relatively small (so the government may use it as a test case), the underlying asset is not attractive (so little chance of 3rd parties taking it over) and we also have heard very little on parties involved trying to work things out. Whether this will trigger an avalanche of future trust defaults remains to be seen and this presents a key risk to the market in our opinion...it’s still possible that many of the upcoming cases in Apr-July may get worked out one way or the other. Nevertheless, as we believe that many of the underlying assets of the trust products are insolvent, it’s a matter of time that many products will ultimately default, in our view. Various bail-outs will only delay the inevitable.
  • Beni Emmanuel: Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia's National Security Adviser and Intelligence Director, has not been seen for more than a month. He was reported by US and Saudi sources Wednesday, Feb. 19, to have been removed from the tight policy-making circle in Riyadh. Prince Bandar was widely reported in the Middle East to be in secret ties with Israeli intelligence on Saudi and Israeli moves against Iran. Tehran claimed more than once that he had paid clandestine visits to Tel Aviv. Those ties, such as they were, may be presumed to have been discontinued following his removal. There has been no official word from Riyadh disclosing any change in Bandar's status. Our sources report that the prince, a long-serving ambassador to the United States, vanished off Saudi and Middle East radar screens in mid-January, shortly before he was scheduled to visit Washington to arrange President Obama's forthcoming trip to Riyadh in the last week of March. 
  • Benjamin Netanyahu (Reuters): "Now they're developing, as we speak, Iran is developing centrifuges that are supposed to be 15 times more effective and more efficient than the centrifuges that they have today," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. "That will enable them to leap-frog the distance and the time from low enrichment of uranium to high enrichment like that." In an address on Feb. 18, Netanyahu, who directs the intelligence community, said Teheran has not rolled back its nuclear program. The prime minister cited enhanced centrifuges, heavy water reactor and intercontinental ballistic missiles. "If Iran perches itself as a threshold state in which it has all the elements of a nuclear weapon in place, they'll just have to do one little twist of the knob to get final enrichment of fissile material that is the core of a nuclear weapon," Netanyahu said. "Then all they'll have to do is take these components from one side of a room and another side of a room, put them together and in a very short time, days or weeks or perhaps even hours, they'd have a nuclear weapon." Meanwhile, Iran's President, Hassan Rouhani, on Wednesday said that Jerusalem should "be liberated from the yoke of Israel."
  • Economic policy Journal: It is only a matter of time before Puerto Rico defaults on its debt. Banksters are enticing PR with a little more money on the condition that PR waive its sovereign immunity and agree to a New York venue in the case of default. The willingness to forgo sovereign immunity has been a touchy point in negotiations — what one investor called a “slippery slope” for the Commonwealth. Puerto Rico, whose muni debt was recently downgraded to junk status, plans to repay and refinance outstanding debt with the proceeds of the new financing. The $3.5 billion will only last for about two years. It is expected to carry an interest rate north of 10 percent.

All this and more on...

The Harvey Report! laugh

http://www.tfmetalsreport.com/comment/385973#comment-385973

DayStar

I Run Bartertown's picture

stephanie

Great advice to gain the knowledge to keep communicating. Something as simple as knowing the IP addresses for sites instead of just names is a step in the right direction (a nerd told me - it must be true, I don't need to how it unclogs the DNS tubes wink).

The same nerd's father is a HAM radio operator. Interesting capability, and from what I understand it can be used to some degree for data. Probably worth learning how, even if you don't go through the licensing process and do it actively.

BagOfGold's picture

Take the red pill...

& I'll show you how deep the rabbit hole goes!!!...

Bag Of Gold

Turd Ferguson's picture

Excellent summary, Steph

MODERATOR

Well done! The creeping fascism.

Burt Reynolds's picture

Mystery Science Theater 3000

Remember it well and it was funny as hell.

Great post Stef.  Look forward to your insight and the next one!

tyberious's picture

CIA Agent Captured In Ukraine

CIA Agent Captured In Ukraine Helping Ukranian Protesters – Video Here

A CIA agent has allegedly just been captured in the Ukraine as shown on the video below. This video was just emailed to Before It’s News at the request that we publish this information immediately. Is this MORE PROOF that the CIA and US government are fomenting revolution in the Ukraine or propaganda from ‘the other side’? More below video.

The Special Activities Division (SAD) is a division in the United States Central Intelligence Agency‘s (CIA) National Clandestine Service (NCS) responsible for covert operations known as “special activities”. Within SAD there are two separate groups, SAD/SOG for tactical paramilitary operations and SAD/PAG for covert political action.[1]

Special Operations Group (SOG) SOG is the department within SAD responsible for operations that include the collection of intelligence in hostile countries and regions, and all high threat military or intelligence operations with which the U.S. government does not wish to be overtly associated.[2]As such, members of the unit (called Paramilitary Operations Officers and Specialized Skills Officers) normally do not carry any objects or clothing (e.g., military uniforms) that would associate them with the United States government.[3] If they are compromised during a mission, the government of the United States may deny all knowledge.[4]

SOG is generally considered the most secretive special operations force in the United States. The group selects operatives from other tier one special mission units such as Delta ForceDEVGRU andISA, as well as other United States special operations forces, such as USNSWCMARSOCUSASF and24th STS.

http://beforeitsnews.com/war-and-conflict/2014/02/cia-agent-captured-in-ukraine-helping-ukranian-protesters-video-here-2450486.html

Undecided's picture

Stephanie You are my kinda gal.

I am scared.  Very scared.  I used to think news was important, then I realized that is what is used to control me, then I thought alternative news was important because it supported what I wanted to believe, then I realized (and just recently) that my values and principles were still being violated.  I have reduced this all down to there being a choice (choice being the keyword) and that I do have a choice.  Choice has become the magic word for me. We have choices and we have all made them at different times in our lives with different mind sets.  In a nutshell, everyone knows what I have already said CHOICE (its a magic word) but a choice made while recognizing VALUES AND PRINCIPLES is a special choice indeed.  It can see the past, enjoy the present, and with great joy or sadness await its future.

Values and principles is what's being violated here.  This is the source of our frustrations. 

Much love and respect,

Me

Libero's picture

That Wolfgang Halbig

is quite the fruitcake.

flyinkel's picture

Tyberious

Could not make video play.  Was anyone else successful?  There are some nice pipelines and resources in the Ukraine that might be of national interest, just sayin...

Quisp's picture

@flyinkel

You have to go to the link to play the video.  It worked for me that way.

Green Lantern's picture

@Tyberious There are most

@Tyberious

There are most definitely American covert operations in Ukraine.   There is alot at stake and everybody wants a piece of the action. 

I posted this today in the DOTS Forum.

stackaloha's picture

Very well done!

That was a very good read and spot on point Stephanie! I am 45 yrs old and i don't remember a time after 15 that i didn't realize that the corporate media is used for mind control. Unfortunately the glassy-eyed masses are fully entrenched and fed a steady diet of blue pills. I have done without television for almost 2 years now and i am sooo glad. I do miss the occasional game but i go to friends houses or pub to fix that.

The unfortunate reality is that THE MEDIA IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM WE HAVE! whew, sorry for shouting but i had to get that out. IF we had even a more competitive media vs. out current media monopolies we would have a MUCH easier time of waking up the glassy-eyes out there to what's really going on.  I can't be the only one who gets highly frustrated trying to wake up friends and family only to be met my polite chuckles and prepper jokes.

Corporate media OWNS America's opinion still. Some are waking up, gradually, but unfortunately it's almost always the same. People don't learn until they get burned.

Once again, fantastic article!

@flyinkel i got the vid to play in explorer

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