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December 22, 2010
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Why is no one speaking of the ( some ) 135 Veterans arrested while protesting the Iraq and AFGHANISTAN Wars? Dragged off by DC Police/Capital Police--Zero MSM Reports--and some rather famous people were hauled away while NO ONE SAID A WORD.

COMPLETE AND TOTAL news blackout yet some wonder why some of us have issues with where this once Great Country is really headed. 🙄 🙄 Absolutely amazing.

News Black-Out in DC: Pay No Attention to Those Veterans Chained to the White House Fence

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There was a black-out and a white-out Thursday and Friday as over a hundred US veterans opposed to US wars in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world, and their civilian supporters, chained and tied themselves to the White House fence during an early snowstorm to say enough is enough.

Washington Police arrested 135 of the protesters, in what is being called the largest mass detention in recent years. Among those arrested were Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst who used to provide the president’s daily briefings, Daniel Ellsberg, who released the government’s Pentagon Papers during the Nixon administration, and Chris Hedges, former war correspondent for the New York Times.

No major US news media reported on the demonstration or the arrests. It was blacked out of the New York Times, blacked out of the Philadelphia Inquirer, blacked out in the Los Angeles Times, blacked out of the Wall Street Journal, and even blacked out of the capital’s local daily, the Washington Post, which apparently didn't even think it was a local story worth publishing an article about (they simply ran a photo of Ellsberg with a short caption).

Making the media cover-up of the protest all the more outrageous was the fact that most news media did report on Friday, the day after the protest, the results of the latest poll of American attitudes towards the Afghanistan War, an ABC/Washington Post Poll which found that 60% of Americans now feel that war has “not been worth it.” That’s a big increase from the 53% who said they opposed the war in July.

Clearly, any honest and professional journalist and editor would see a news link between such a poll result and an anti-war protest at the White House led, for the first time in recent memory, by a veterans organization, the group Veterans for Peace, in which veterans of the nation’s wars actually put themselves on the line to be arrested to protest a current war.

Friday was also the day that most news organizations were reporting on the much-touted, but also much over-rated Pentagon report on the “progress” of the American war in Afghanistan--a report prepared for the White House that claimed there was progress, but which was immediately contradicted by a CIA report that said the opposite. Again, any honest and professional journalist and editor would immediately see the publication of such a report as an appropriate occasion to mention the unusual opposition to the war by a group of veterans right outside the president’s office.

And yet, the protest event was completely blacked out by the corporate news media. (Maybe the servile and over-paid White House press corps, ensconced in the press room inside the White House, didn't want to go out and brave the elements to cover the protest.)

You see--common sense issues are derailed by those who control the NEWS MEDIA--Most folks never see or hear anything about it--so they can continue along beating this war business to death, all under the guise of " KEEPING YOU SAFE " And like the good sheep --you actually believe it--

Come on wake the hell up already--Obviously---way too obviously we are being played.

http://www.thiscantbehappening.....t/node/345

Just one of a few NET LINKS in regard to the above post---there are a few more if anyone is so inclined to have a [email protected]@K.

Cole

December 22, 2010
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Fascism is coming out of teh shadows Cole...good to see some of you dont have eyes that are painted on...

You have my sympathy.. 😎 why arent your people fighting this ? your people are your country.

Stay strong :ugeek:

December 23, 2010
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Yeah our people: Well in my opinion they died decades ago---most are too fat, and too lazy, they couldn't run flat out for a city block if their ass was on fire. So they let this stuff happen. All they care about is comfort and entertainment and it shows, just read through some of these posts and the comments, it's all right there for those willing to look.

Anyway it's pretty clear that something is in the works, I wish I had time to look into it here locally but the season is upon us, the natives are restless---and I'm knee deep in personal projects. Maybe after the first of the year, unless of course the terrorists get us first. 🙄

The DHS's Walmart deal--

" If you see something, Say something " Yeah they'll walk right into that one: Idiot's.
One guy has already been gunned down in broad daylight due to that kind of crap, reminds me of East Germany and these IDIOT AMERICAN'S haven't a clue about it's real intent---Hell I could go on and on--

Chained themselves to the White House fence and NOT ONE FREAKING WORD OUT OF ANYONE who sleeps under the protection provided by the founding Fathers--not 1.

Brother can you spare a clue? 😕

Cole

December 23, 2010
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Several hundred thousand people showed up to support the cause when Glenn Beck held the rally a while back... and that was blacked out and lied about by the media. That rally was in direct opposition as was this gathering of a few dozen war veterans, so why act so surprised when it too was blacked out?

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December 23, 2010
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"frrostedman" wrote: Several hundred thousand people showed up to support the cause when Glenn Beck held the rally a while back... and that was blacked out and lied about by the media.
That rally was in direct opposition as was this gathering of a few dozen war veterans, so why act so surprised when it too was blacked out?

"Blacked out and lied about in the media" ...... riiiiiiiight. Laugh 🙄

Fox certainly covered the hell out of it, and exaggerated the hell out of the numbers as well. Maybe the "lied about" part you are referring to is the lies Fox reported about the number of people there.

December 23, 2010
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"frrostedman" wrote: Several hundred thousand people showed up to support the cause when Glenn Beck held the rally a while back... and that was blacked out and lied about by the media. That rally was in direct opposition as was this gathering of a few dozen war veterans, so why act so surprised when it too was blacked out?

Tom this is totally different, something you obviously do not understand. Beck is their Boy, totally controlled and manipulated so as to do the same to a dumbed down public. Man this stuff is all over the place and in too many sources to count, yet YOU fail to grasp, or admit ANY OF IT.

Beck is as NEWS WORTHY a story, LEGITIMATE ( that is ) as Barney Fife is, HE'S pure entertainment for the sheep, his cause is pure propaganda. Akin to Plain and her ALASKAN REALITY SHOW---She and HE are ENTERTAINMENT---Nothing more.

The thing in DC with the Veteran's was a real news piece, with real meaning, could have an impact only NOBODY CARES. That's the point.

Am I left to conclude that you agree with the actions in Iraq and Afghanistan as a business as usual agenda, or a for the Greater Good kind of brainwashed BS.!!

Cole

December 23, 2010
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"Ninor" wrote: [quote="frrostedman"]Several hundred thousand people showed up to support the cause when Glenn Beck held the rally a while back... and that was blacked out and lied about by the media.
That rally was in direct opposition as was this gathering of a few dozen war veterans, so why act so surprised when it too was blacked out?

"Blacked out and lied about in the media" ...... riiiiiiiight. Laugh 🙄

Fox certainly covered the hell out of it, and exaggerated the hell out of the numbers as well. Maybe the "lied about" part you are referring to is the lies Fox reported about the number of people there.

I didn't know you considered Fox part of "the media."

I stand corrected on that part.

As far as the numbers, they didn't lie, but other sources did. The sources you conveniently (at least for a day) put your trust in no doubt.

Merry Christmas Ninor, thank you for making the world a better place!

By the way, is there anything other than "...... riiiiiiiight. Laugh :roll:" that you have in your repoitre? It's getting about as old as your incorrectly overused italics.

But I'm just sayin.

Again, Merry Christmas! I hope the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ has filled you and yours with cheer this year!

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December 23, 2010
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"Cole_Trickle" wrote: [quote="frrostedman"]Several hundred thousand people showed up to support the cause when Glenn Beck held the rally a while back... and that was blacked out and lied about by the media. That rally was in direct opposition as was this gathering of a few dozen war veterans, so why act so surprised when it too was blacked out?

Tom this is totally different, something you obviously do not understand. Beck is their Boy, totally controlled and manipulated so as to do the same to a dumbed down public. Man this stuff is all over the place and in too many sources to count, yet YOU fail to grasp, or admit ANY OF IT.

Beck is as NEWS WORTHY a story, LEGITIMATE ( that is ) as Barney Fife is, HE'S pure entertainment for the sheep, his cause is pure propaganda. Akin to Plain and her ALASKAN REALITY SHOW---She and HE are ENTERTAINMENT---Nothing more.

The thing in DC with the Veteran's was a real news piece, with real meaning, could have an impact only NOBODY CARES. That's the point.

Am I left to conclude that you agree with the actions in Iraq and Afghanistan as a business as usual agenda, or a for the Greater Good kind of brainwashed BS.!!

Cole

Cole, yes, Fox did a lot on the Beck thing as is completely normal since Beck is an employee of theirs. But the point is the several hundred thousand that showed up for his rally were cut down to recklessly underreported numbers like 75k by media companies that despise anyone or anything Conservative. I didn't hear you complaining then, so I simply asked, why are you complaining now and acting shocked, when what looks like about 50 people showed up to support a cause and it went almost completely ignored?

And by asking that question, it is totally illogical for you to be "left to conclude" that I support 2 wars. That's utterly absurd.

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December 23, 2010
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"frrostedman" wrote: [quote="Ninor"][quote="frrostedman"]Several hundred thousand people showed up to support the cause when Glenn Beck held the rally a while back... and that was blacked out and lied about by the media.
That rally was in direct opposition as was this gathering of a few dozen war veterans, so why act so surprised when it too was blacked out?

"Blacked out and lied about in the media" ...... riiiiiiiight. Laugh 🙄

Fox certainly covered the hell out of it, and exaggerated the hell out of the numbers as well. Maybe the "lied about" part you are referring to is the lies Fox reported about the number of people there.

I didn't know you considered Fox part of "the media."

They're "media", just like the Daily Show and the Colbert Report.

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As far as the numbers, they didn't lie, but other sources did. The sources you conveniently (at least for a day) put your trust in no doubt.

What "other" media sources??? I thought you said it was blacked out? If it was blacked out then there wouldn't have been any media sources, would there?

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Merry Christmas Ninor, thank you for making the world a better place!

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight back at ya Thomas.

Happy Holidays!

"frrostedman" wrote:
By the way, is there anything other than "...... riiiiiiiight. Laugh :roll:" that you have in your repoitre? It's getting about as old as your incorrectly overused italics.

But I'm just sayin.

Nope, unfortunately I'm a one trick pony ... and I know how much you love it.

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Again, Merry Christmas! I hope the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ has filled you and yours with cheer this year!

Happy Holidays Thomas, may the FSM bless you with his many noodley appendages!

December 23, 2010
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"Ninor" wrote: They're "media", just like the Daily Show and the Colbert Report.

That explains a lot. I'm not even sure I should continue... but, here goes... I'm a glutton for punishment today, I guess.

What "other" media sources??? I thought you said it was blacked out? If it was blacked out then there wouldn't have been any media sources, would there?

Ok, well continuing with ninor-logic, Cole is also wrong since there actually is coverage of his story, just no coverage from select major media sources like the New York Times. The term "blackout" doesn't have to mean it went completely unreported. It means certain organizations blacked it out. And in Glenn Beck's case, a lot of the coverage he did get was falsified which is even worse than not covering it at all. Some didn't report, some did and lied, and some like Fox and a few others, reported honestly.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight back at ya Thomas.

Where are the misplaced italics Bradley? :geek:

Nope, unfortunately I'm a one trick pony

Well you were... until you finally said something honest right there. Embarassed

... and I know how much you love it.

If you really knew how much I loved it, you'd stop doing it. 😎 But please, keep it up. I'm not able to sleep at night, knowing that all your responses are pretty much the same and you make grammatical errors all the time. I worry about that a lot.

"frrostedman" wrote: Happy Holidays Thomas, may the FSM bless you with his many noodley appendages!

Your silly little spaghetti god couldn't manage a blessing if your life depended on it. Sorry to break the news. 😎

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