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OfflineAdamist
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Who controls your thoughts?
    #1910833 - 09/12/03 09:41 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

The following is taken from the movie "Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky"...

In North America there are:

7 major movie studios

and more than:

1,800 daily newspapers
11,000 magazines
11,000 radio stations
2,000 TV stations
2,500 book publishers

23 corporations
own and control
over 50% of the business
in each medium

In some cases they have
A virtual monopoly

They are:
Bertelsmann
Capital Cities / ABC
Cox Communications
CBS
Buena Vista Films
(Disney)
Dow Jones
Gannett
General Electric
Paramount Communications
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Hearst
Ingersoll
International Thomson
Knight Rider
Media News Group
(Singleton)
Newhouse
News Corporation LTD.
(Murdoch)
New York Times
Reader's Digest Association
Scripps-Howard
Time Warner
Times Mirror
Tribune Company

(All statistics were taken at the time of the movie's production (1993) and have since most likely significantly changed. AOL/Time Warner/CNN/Earthlink/Brighthouse etc.)

The point is... be(a)ware.


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: Adamist]
    #1910837 - 09/12/03 09:43 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Those media have no control over my thoughts. I do however, have trouble with leprechauns...


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: Autonomous]
    #1910844 - 09/12/03 09:47 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

faeries control mine  :grin: 


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: Autonomous]
    #1910856 - 09/12/03 09:51 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Those media have no control over my thoughts



I won't dismiss this statement due to the fact that I don't personally know you. But I would say the percentage of the population who isn't controlled by any of these corporations in some way shape or form is EXTREMELY small.

You should feel special.


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: Adamist]
    #1910878 - 09/12/03 10:06 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

my thoughts are controlled by an alien consciousness that broadcasts itself into my body from another dimension.
:evil: :evil: :evil:


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: DoctorJ]
    #1910907 - 09/12/03 10:22 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

How do you know they are aliens, and not just Microsoft?

Only the madman is absolutely sure.


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: Adamist]
    #1911311 - 09/13/03 12:45 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I think the general population will begin to realize their programming at some point. Right now I think most people know something is wrong, if only at a subconcious level. This is the impression I get, anyway.


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You don't know what it is, but it's there....
Like a splinter in your mind...
Driving you mad.


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: trendal]
    #1911375 - 09/13/03 01:08 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

How do you know they are aliens, and not just Microsoft?





Shut up.  Upgrade to Windows XP.  Never mind that penguin in the corner :smile:

Quote:

Only the madman is absolutely sure.




I will refer you to my title.  and the multiple DSM diagnoses that confirm I have every mental disease known to civilized man since 1544 AD


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: DoctorJ]
    #1911631 - 09/13/03 03:20 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Wasn't there revision to the Telecommunications act recently that allowed for a LARGER % of ownership of media?


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: DoctorJ]
    #1911725 - 09/13/03 04:02 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

DoctorJ said:
my thoughts are controlled by an alien consciousness that broadcasts itself into my body from another dimension.
:evil: :evil: :evil:




Those Fucking aliens cant even touch me, I have a tinfoil HAT!!  :grin: And those media bastards cant reach me either, the shroomery is my only contact to the outside world. And if the shroomery is any indication, im better off in my bunker. 


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: domite]
    #1911734 - 09/13/03 04:07 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

FOX NEWS.......yup... lousy conservatives!


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: Spokesman]
    #1911742 - 09/13/03 04:10 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

BY the way, you do know that about 6 of the 7 major networks you mentioned are owned by the same people so are all the other stuff.


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: Spokesman]
    #1911750 - 09/13/03 04:13 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

fox news-
have you heard the hip-hop themes they have associated with some of their intros IE: 50 cents: find me in the club
LOL
we are, we are the FOX!

I consider reuters a credible news source.


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: Adamist]
    #1911805 - 09/13/03 04:40 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

kill your tv....its time for an uprising


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: purenergy]
    #1911824 - 09/13/03 04:48 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Where and When?


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #1911990 - 09/13/03 06:34 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

yes. throw away your television.


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: Adamist]
    #1912008 - 09/13/03 06:59 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

For a while there, Noam Chomsky had control of my thoughts (shudder).  :lol: 


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: Cow Shit Collector]
    #1912059 - 09/13/03 08:59 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

Wasn't there revision to the Telecommunications act recently that allowed for a LARGER % of ownership of media?



http://rogueimc.org/2003/04/431.shtml

In the early 80's there were 50 corporations controlling the vast majority of all news media in the U.S. By 1992 fewer than two dozen media corporations own and operate 90% of the mass media -- controlling almost all of America's newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations, books, records, movies, videos, wire services and photo agencies. By the year 2000, the number or media corporations had fallen to six.

Since then, there have been more mergers and the scope has expanded to include new media like the Internet market. More than 1 in 5 Internet users in the U.S. now log in with AOL Time-Warner, the world's largest media corporation.



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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: Adamist]
    #1912067 - 09/13/03 09:14 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

The point is... be(a)ware.

Generally speaking, I don't think that we control our thoughts. We entertain them. :smile:


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Re: Who controls your thoughts? [Re: farfelu]
    #1912074 - 09/13/03 09:22 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

That's exactly what the entertainment industry would love you to think.  :wink: 


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