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America's mass media and press illusions

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    Julian, CA
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    During 2015 America's Orwellian World of lies, distortions, absurdities and silliness was at its very best promoting gooneybirds like Trump while totally ignoring Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders who is the only candidate who really wants to make major reforms in a government that is totally owned and operated by the Robber Barons/Global Corporations and their Stooges and has become a warmongering, corrupt, lawless, criminally dysfunctional Oligarchic Plutocracy. The truth is: "The greed of the Robber Barons/Global Corporations has destroyed a Great Republic!"

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    Ft.myers, FL
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    progressiveconnie Wrote:

    During 2015 America's Orwellian World of lies, distortions, absurdities and silliness was at its very best promoting gooneybirds like Trump while totally ignoring Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders who is the only candidate who really wants to make major reforms in a government that is totally owned and operated by the Robber Barons/Global Corporations and their Stooges and has become a warmongering, corrupt, lawless, criminally dysfunctional Oligarchic Plutocracy. The truth is: "The greed of the Robber Barons/Global Corporations has destroyed a Great Republic!"

    Yes Connie, as always ( may be a little tough) I can follow you and agree to some extend.
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    Happy New Year!!! It better get better, as anything worse would be unacceptable. As kids, we could never have imagined the total chaos we have now. And who could have thought that greedy monsters could "buy" their way to power, in the 21st century? Not in a literate "free" society, where people are educated and sophisticated. How could this happen? We can't even overthrow them, & use the guillotine like in the "good old days." (We'd all probably get arrested for "littering").

    I can't take another year where the usual morons can "shut down the government" for any stupid reason they can dream up, and get away with it. FROM NOW ON, ANYONE ELECTED TO OUR GOVT, WHO REFUSES TO GO TO WORK, CAN EXPECT TO RECEIVE NO PAY FOR ANY DAYS or WEEKS ABSENT from their offices, UNLESS EXCUSED by the Chief Executive DOCTOR, or their UNDERTAKER. (Also, there should be a punishment for trying to suppress legitimate govt activity). It was never written into the Founders documents about shutting down the govt, ever for any reason. Therefore it is a violation against the People's rights-to-have-a-govt-in-operation-at-all-times, doing their WORK. Only the slimey GOP crooks, who are too stupid to do their actual work, have to "skip school" to avoid letting people see their stupidity in full color on C-SPAN, and other networks. (Plus it gets really boring to sit there pretending to be doing something -- even if only trying to understand what it going on there in Congress). So they make new excuses every year to "play hookey" so they don't get expelled. Plus, they still get their FULL SALARY for playing hookey, which would never happen if any of US workers evacuated our duty station. New Rules MUST be made, so seditionist GOP cannot take a huge vacation at taxpayers expense. And keep in mind, each GOP Senator and Congressman makes $174,000 dollars per year, for sitting on their butts and trying to find ways to overthrow & betray our govt, plus deprive U.S. citizens of all their benefits, & spend all our tax money on more stupid wars, (where they will cash in on stockmarket investments in bombs, & war machines + OIL). Meanwhile these same GOP "wizards of Wall Street" do not know even basic 5th grade Science, to understand Climate Change, and Evolution, and they obviously do not know about Birth Control, & that Women (in the 21st century) should have EQUAL status as men in the workplace and in the home. Here is that subject in a nutshell: The day that MEN can give birth to babies, THEN they will have the right to tell us what we can (or cannot) do with our own bodies. But, so far, in all history, it has never happened yet.

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    Pensacola, FL
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    Why is it that the most radical negative views of the current state of affairs seems to come from obective rational posters? Reminds me of the Pompeian civil servant that noted a smell of sulfur in the aqueduct water. In many ways.
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    You should try it over here! The media in general are under the control of a tiny unrepresentative gang of money-men who control the press and set the news-agenda for everything else, backed by the tory party's putting the frighteners on the BBC over the licence fee. I can't see much hope of getting democracy back until we establish a free press.
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    Ft.myers, FL
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    iolo Wrote: You should try it over here! The media in general are under the control of a tiny unrepresentative gang of money-men who control the press and set the news-agenda for everything else, backed by the tory party's putting the frighteners on the BBC over the licence fee. I can't see much hope of getting democracy back until we establish a free press.
    Yes you said it correctly; I mentioned many times on this site that we live on an "island" here. I'm lucky that I still get the "real" news from Europe, so I can compare. Here it works as an "indoctrination"; repeat it over and over again and then it becomes the "truth". The same with elections here.