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Old 07-09-2012, 06:20 PM
 
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FOR THE INFO WAR SCEPTICS

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Old 07-09-2012, 07:33 PM
 
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Skepticism isn't a bad thing. It means you take a critical eye to what you see. It's how we get smarter as a species. No, what you meant to say was

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Old 07-10-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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Skepticism isn't a bad thing. It means you take a critical eye to what you see. It's how we get smarter as a species. No, what you meant to say was
I'm good with that.

Some deniers don't seem to do the research, they just deny out of ignorance.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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Some supporters don't seem to do any research either. They just post up Alex Jones and dare people to deny him. Not worth the effort. He's cried wolf too many times. I don't make a habit of denying everything every loonbin on the Internet spouts, which imo is a far better position that being a believer in everything every loonbin on the Internet spouts.
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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Some supporters don't seem to do any research either. They just post up Alex Jones and dare people to deny him. Not worth the effort. He's cried wolf too many times. I don't make a habit of denying everything every loonbin on the Internet spouts, which imo is a far better position that being a believer in everything every loonbin on the Internet spouts.
Loonbin? So when the economy gets worse day by day and you still have your thumb up your ass.

what does that make you?
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Alex Jones is making quite a bit of money doing what he does... be careful about choosing him as your "prophet".

AJ only has a piece of the truth mixed with liberal doses of hype, fearmongering and horror... just like any good piece of scary entertainment does. He regularly digs up (true) interesting pieces of the puzzle but also regularly draws completely the wrong conclusion on what it all means.

Just sayin'
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Old 07-11-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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Alex Jones is making quite a bit of money doing what he does... be careful about choosing him as your "prophet".

AJ only has a piece of the truth mixed with liberal doses of hype, fearmongering and horror... just like any good piece of scary entertainment does. He regularly digs up (true) interesting pieces of the puzzle but also regularly draws completely the wrong conclusion on what it all means.

Just sayin'
I realize that aspect of his info model. But why don't the rabid deniers measure the same disgust at Bankers and Robber barons that are making to the tenth power more than one who isn't in it just for the money.

Wouldn't you say his life is on the line everyday not unlike Breitbart? May he rest in peace.

The debate when watered down to profit gets blurry when you take all greed into account and the damage that the Bank of NY has brought to the world, as well as Barclay's, JP Morgan, Golman, AIG....

You know the true profiteers, without conscience.

ps. Thanks for your post, it has merit.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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I realize that aspect of his info model. But why don't the rabid deniers measure the same disgust at Bankers and Robber barons that are making to the tenth power more than one who isn't in it just for the money.

Wouldn't you say his life is on the line everyday not unlike Breitbart? May he rest in peace.

The debate when watered down to profit gets blurry when you take all greed into account and the damage that the Bank of NY has brought to the world, as well as Barclay's, JP Morgan, Golman, AIG....

You know the true profiteers, without conscience.

ps. Thanks for your post, it has merit.
Thanks, and you are basically right... there is something conspiratorial and morally wrong going on.

But I think if the Powers That Be wanted Alex Jones dead, he'd be dead.

When it comes to conspiracies in the information age, the best way to hide your agenda in plain sight is to make it completely wack-a-doodle to the general public. That requires loud, crazy "street-preachers" who deflect attention away from the real agenda and make that agenda itself seem crazy by associating it with really crazy stuff in the general public's mind.

That way people generally ignore the slowly growing monopoly on world resources as the population skyrockets and the truly evil means used to accomplish that monopoly... such as the insane, undeclared and mostly unconventional war that had engulfed nearly every country in the Middle East.

So now we have a situation where those who who would normally demand to know why the government is instigating wholesale murder for the benefit of corporations are instead distracted by nonexistant FEMA camps and yelling at Builderburgers as they drive by on one side or laughing at those "tin foil hat people" without ever even looking into the issue on the other side. It's a rather brilliant "divide and discredit" strategy... and people like Alex Jones are tools to accomplish it, knowingly or not.

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Old 07-13-2012, 05:18 PM
 
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So now we have a situation where those who who would normally demand to know why the government is instigating wholesale murder for the benefit of corporations are instead distracted by nonexistant FEMA camps and yelling at Builderburgers as they drive by on one side or laughing at those "tin foil hat people" without ever even looking into the issue on the other side. It's a rather brilliant "divide and discredit" strategy... and people like Alex Jones are tools to accomplish it, knowingly or not.
Well put.

You could say the same thing happened to the Tea Party. Put enough christian fundamentalists and special interests at the forefront of a decentralized, leaderless movement and you can pretty easily change its course. Now the Tea Party is about arguing that Bloomberg is a socialist for not letting people sell 20z sodas.
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