Posts Tagged ‘NBC’

Busted, exposed. Will people accept another lie to cover the other one?

November 2, 2013
A CNN poll conducted in March of 2010Citation ...

A CNN poll conducted in March of 2010Citation needed, days after the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law found nearly 3 in 5 Americans were opposed to the legislationClarify. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At least 15 million, per Jay Carney, speaking on behalf of Obama, quoted at Forbes (and we all know, as MANY Democrat Party shills admit now, it’s much more than the group he said):
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/10/31/obama-officials-in-2010-93-million-americans-will-be-unable-to-keep-their-health-plans-under-obamacare/

On Tuesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney attempted to minimize the disruption issue, arguing that it only affected people who buy insurance on their own. “That’s the universe we’re talking about, 5 percent of the population,” said Carney. “In some of the coverage of this issue in the last several days, you would think that you were talking about 75 percent or 80 percent or 60 percent of the American population.” (5 percent of the population happens to be 15 million people, no small number, but let’s leave that aside.)

The Forbes article explains a bit more:

By “coverage of this issue,” Carney was referring to two articles. The first, by Chad Terhune of the Los Angeles Times, described a number of Californians who are seeing their existing plans terminated and replaced with much more expensive ones. “I was all for Obamacare until I found out I was paying for it,” said one.

The second article, by Lisa Myers and Hanna Rappleye of NBC News, unearthed the aforementioned commentary in the Federal Register, and cited “four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act” as saying that “50 to 75 percent” of people who buy coverage on their own are likely to receive cancellation notices due to Obamacare.

Note that the Los Angeles Times, and NBC, have editorial policies polar opposite to what is besmirched as “right-wing”, and they were both major boosters. Because even after the bill was passed, apparently nobody still knew what was in it.

More:

But Carney’s dismissal of the media’s concerns was wrong, on several fronts. Contrary to the reporting of NBC, the administration’s commentary in the Federal Register did not only refer to the individual market, but also the market for employer-sponsored health insurance.

And now for the “get a better one” lie, just another “oh how tangled a web we weave, when we first practice to deceive”. We get another lie to cover the other one:

Now, supporters of the law are offering a different argument. “We didn’t really mean it when we said you could keep your plan,” they say, “but it doesn’t matter, because the coverage you’re going to get under Obamacare will be better than the coverage you had before.”

But that’s not true. Obamacare forces insurers to offer services that most Americans don’t need, don’t want, and won’t use, for a higher price. Bob Laszewski, in a revealing blog post, wrote about the cancellation of his own health coverage. “Right now,” he wrote, “I have ‘Cadillac’ health insurance. I can access every provider in the national Blue Cross network—about every doc and hospital in America—without a referral and without higher deductibles and co-pays.”

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Zimmerman: Part black, Indian and White / Beware of Poverty Pimps / N.A.P. Principle

July 14, 2013

George Zimmerman found not guilty. I’m glad they let the entire trial be broadcast. I’m sorry Zimmerman had to go through that, but I thin I should feel more sorry for the Martin family, because they’ve been used as pawns by the poverty pimps who make a living from demagoguery, and a pastor who jumped to conclusions and thought he was at another time and another place. They were all victimized by the Old and Fading Establishment Media, too, which has an agenda of creating false controversy.

When you talk about race, please remember to mention:
Zimmerman’s black great-great-grandmother.
The fatherless black kids he was mentoring, to their black mothers’ gratitude.
His outrage at the mistreatment by police of a black person they had arrested.
The praise of his black neighbors.
The malicious agitation of the Justice Department.
The fact that nobody, but nobody was nervous about any riots breaking out if he was declared guilty.

And for goodness’ sake, remember that the entire Old and Obsoleted Media of the United States is an accomplice in the danger that Zimmerman will have to face for the rest of his life.

That Old Media is also complicit in all the threats made against Zimmerman during this time. The lawsuit against NBC will end in a settlement, but won’t be enough to pay for the lives lost to thugs who got revenge after the Old Media made such a caricature of the incident.

The Poverty Pimps are also guilty in this charade, giving the Fading Media hacks a show. After they had sunk their teeth into this and gotten their victims to go along with it, they were invested and could not admit they were wrong. But Al Sharpton, for example, to this day, has not apologized for his part in violence in New York, has he?

Reminds me of how many Christians blame their own sins on the devil, atheists blame the sins for the worst mass murderers and genocide perps of history, who were atheists, on Christians, and Obama blames the decimation he wrought upon the economy on Bush. Ha, even Adam blamed “the woman whom thou gavest me”. So the poverty pimps and the racism pimps blame whitey for all things bad.

It’s a new world, though. We are all individual members of the human race. Forward means admitting this and applying the NAP: the “non-aggression principle”. This means using no force or threat of force against your neighbors or their property. Full stop.

 

 

Help Save Podcasting! | Electronic Frontier Foundation

June 3, 2013
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English: Logo for the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Patent Busting Project (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/05/help-save-podcasting

 

Help Save Podcasting!

We need your help to save podcasting. EFF is partnering with leading lawyers to bust a key patent being used to threaten podcasters. But we need your help to find prior art and cover the filing fees for a brand new patent busting procedure.

A couple of months ago we wrote that podcasting was under threat from a patent troll. At that time, a patent troll named Personal Audio LLC had sued three podcasters and sent demand letters to a number of others. Since then, Personal Audio has filed two new lawsuits—this time against CBS and NBC. It has also sent additional demand letters to small podcasting operations. We’ve written often in the past about how patent trolls are a drain on innovation, and this latest troll is no exception. Since many podcasters barely make a profit, or simply do it for love, a shakedown from a patent troll threatens to shut down their program.

A couple of months ago we wrote that podcasting was under threat from a patent troll. At that time, a patent troll named Personal Audio LLC had sued three podcasters and sent demand letters to a number of others. Since then, Personal Audio has filed two new lawsuits—this time against CBS and NBC. It has also sent additional demand letters to small podcasting operations. We’ve written often in the past about how patent trolls are a drain on innovation, and this latest troll is no exception. Since many podcasters barely make a profit, or simply do it for love, a shakedown from a patent troll threatens to shut down their program.

As with so many patent troll cases, the troll is asking for money despite having contributed nothing to the industry. By its own admission, Personal Audio tried and failed at its attempt to make an audio player. Having failed at actually making something, it became a shell company that does nothing but sue on its patents. And now it wants a handout from those who worked hard to create popular podcasts.

 

God bless EFF for taking up causes like this. Some might ask like I did, if this patent troll is now suing CBS and NBC, why aren’t they and other big boys on the block joining in this cause?

 

My answer to myself is, (1) they’re bigger and slower, (2) maybe they haven’t had time for the decision-making apparatus to follow through, but also, (3) they may be considering other aspects, like the fact that their bigger pockets could handle some token payments while squeezing out the little guys that keep on pestering about the military-industrial complex (which network does GE own?) and embarrass the government-corporate complex…

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I’ve noticed that there are a few news pieces out there making Obama out to be some kind of patent-troll-buster. Don’t believe it: EFF has the best possible track record historically on the issue of patents and copyrights and protecting the Internet and science as we know it.

Obama’s record is shoddy to say the least. Not so long ago, he joined the biggest companies in pushing through changes to patent law that were meant to make the world more favorable to those big companies.

Those changes, which I believe the EFF opposed, included proposals that would enforce recognition of patents only after they had been registered with the Patent Office, and would disregard prior art as irrelevant.

In other words, if a big corporation discovers an idea some guy in a garage has been working on, say a former employee, and his idea is a blockbuster invention or new contraption, then if the big guy on the block gets the patent submitted to the office first, the real McCoy is left out in the cold.

Removing the prior art basis to nullify a company’s claim seems a gift to make life easier for the biggest companies. After all, they have entire departments, legal staff, accounting staff, lobbyists, dedicated to patents. They rush to get patents all day long, every day of the year, and a lot of them are just obvious algorithms and device combinations that they know don’t really deserve it, but they get them to prevent patent troll attacks like from this latest one in podcasting, and believe it or not now, it seems, Oracle!

 

Who It was Dan Rather Wanted to “Cut His Heart Out and Throw His Liver to the Dogs”

May 9, 2013

That’s what Dan Rather wanted to do to Bush:
http://www.mrctv.org/node/121124

But his biggest insults were to the intelligence of Americans.

For my positions, I always say if it’s the truth, that’s enough, no embellishment needed…

Remember, this is the guy at the center of Rathergate, caught passing a fraudulent document to his broadcast as “proof” of something. The font and the source proved his undoing…

Falsehoods and cover stories are getting harder to make stick.. The Internet is starting to expose more and more shady and corrupt dealings..

6th Circuit: Diversity trumps religious freedom

January 5, 2013

Free speech gets no respect from the little tyrants of the subverted Establishment Government-Academia Complex:
http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/6th-circuit-diversity-trumps-religious-freedom/

This is my own blowback for the warping I got in college from my so-called “leftist” professors and the books they assigned. Back then the narrative was that everybody else was narrow-minded, they should all have “open minds” to new things.

So I did that, I kept an open mind, so I let their ideas in. But alas for them, and fortunately for me, I kept an open mind, and wanted to learn the truth, even if it was a narrow truth! Hello!

But the realization hit me that the mouths that preach at the serfs that they should “keep an open mind”, the biggest mouths, what they are doing is to tell the masses to open their minds so these hustlers can pour their own commands into them.

On a parenthetical note, for some “strange reason”, this reminds me of the guy at the Aurora cinema shooting, who got a phone call and as soon as he got that phone call he headed toward the exit.

HEY MEDIA! FOX INCLUDED! Why is NOBODY asking WHO was on the other end of that phone call?

And why have you dropped the ball on following up with the witness reports that said there was a grenade thrown from a different direction, and others that said “shooters” repeatedly? Hello?

I remember the first days after Oklahoma City. During the first few hours, coverage on CNN and the other networks included interviews with people who were in the area, as always, and ALL of them were saying there were two, and some said three seperate blasts, NOT just one. The next day, the story was that there had always only been one blast. Hello?

That’s why I always say, when there is some great news like Oklahoma City, or Waco, or the recent shootings, hit your news sources immediately, the earlier the better, before the top-down control switches get set. That way you can compare before and after. You should also look for little bits of information that comes out in following days, as well. Look for opinion pieces that carry little nuggets of factoids that don’t appear anywhere else.

You can then use those sources your “normal” neighbor trusts to share a peek at the real world to them.

Like sending the fire engines home at Waco on the very day they were going to attack the building, the NBC finally showing footage of tanks shooting fire into the building that they waited a whole year to air. Like the half-dozen residents and workers in the vicinity of the federal building in Oklahoma City that said on air that there were two and three blasts that disappeared from coverage later on even faster than John Doe #2 and #3. To get control of the second and third John Doe’s they had to trot out a press conference in the capital so THE boss could tell the media –and not incidentally, their own down-line in the chain of command– to back off the second and third bombers and go back to the lone wolf story.

Consider TWA 800. CNN and other broadcasters showed interviews in the first hours of the story with witnesses who saw streaks of light moving toward the flight and ending with the explosion of the plane. One of these was a guy who was fishing off the shore, former military, who identified it as an obvious missile. That was on your “trusted” news sources.

Consider the multiple times that mass shooters like the one in Newtown were stopped by private citizens who used their own firearms to stop them.

Anyway, heads up, keep alert, watch for the signs of the times.

Matthew 16:1 The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.

2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.

3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?

 

Union thugs beat Steven Crowder, State arrests parents trying to save their baby, Was Jesus Married, Scalia

December 12, 2012
Bible

Bible (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

 

UNION THUGS BEATING A STEVEN CROWDER FOR ASKING QUESTIONS:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/11/fox-news-contributor-punched-in-face-at-pro-union-protests-in-michigan/

 

Questions like why are you against somebody getting a job who doesn’t want to join a union?

 

One Michigan legislator even said that union dues are not used for political advocacy. Anybody who has paid attention knows that they do. It’s difficult to have a rational discussion when such big bald-faced lies are told.

 

A Congressman even threatens blood. Steven Crowley got multiple hits to the face and threatened with murder, and they were tearing down the tent with people still in it.

 

There goes Lanny Davis again protesting that non-union workers are only “forced to pay” an equivalent of union dues so they don’t get “a free ride”.

 

But then they wildly yell protests when anybody suggests the same thing about freebie programs. Don’t touch the “free ride” for almost half of the entire country. If half the country already gets more out of government than they contribute, how can that mean that we need to take even more out of the working half to give more to the dependent half?!

 

Collective bargaining is just like any other groupthink. Once the “collective” agrees to think the same thing, they will have to have somebody tell them what to think.

 

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MEDICAL DICTATORSHIP:
In other news, an example of the tyrannical use of child abuse laws to abuse both the child and the parents:
Parents Unhook Baby From Monitors, Storm Out of Hospital | NBC 10 Philadelphia
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Mom-Dad-Take-Sick-Baby-From-Lehigh-Valley-Hospital-182954441.html

 

Whose baby is it?

 

Do they really care about the babies? Some of those social workers got into it because they do care, or did care and got sidelined by reality. And they think they are trying to do the best for the kids.

 

But now this. As far back as the 1990s I remember a story of a new mother who got a bit distraught and called a hotline to see if it was normal to get a tingle when the baby was suckling. She was just trying to learn and she just wanted to do right by her baby. A little slow in the noggin maybe but no criminal.

 

And certainly not a child abuser. That social worker on the other line set in motion the child abuse by “authorities” that tore that baby from its mother for two years!

 

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WAS JESUS MARRIED?

 

What’s the big deal? Does the Idiot Press think this will disprove the Bible? It may cause a few wishy-washy opportunists to give it up, but not the ones who have their faith founded on the obvious historical fact of the Resurrection and the science that points to Bible truth.

 

http://www.lodinews.com/news/article_4e25b6cf-5c19-5ca9-a9f8-839b77d91de5.html

 

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Obama said he didn’t know of anybody who would rather collect a check than get a job. Let’s go see what they found in the the welfare state of Britain:

 

Lie-Detector tests for welfare cheats (In Britain):
http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/lie-detector-tests-for-welfare-cheaters/?cat_orig=money

 

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For the clueless, looking at Scalia‘s comments on the subject, Scalia NEVER claimed that homosexuality is “similar to” bestiality.

 

It’s another example of professional propagandists trying to make people forget that what he was saying that the moral basis that underlie most laws, like those that relate to bestiality and murder, might also be applied here. The burden of argument is otherwise, and expressions of righteous indignation at the idea do not count as a rational response.

 

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Citizens United decision helps the little guy have a voice

October 28, 2012
Citizens United

Citizens United (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Citizens United was where the little guy got a bit of a voice. I’ve listed four or five reasons below.

In the real world, incumbents re reelected something like 90 percent of the time to Congress, and the majority of times to the presidency. The reason?

The incumbent has a built-in billionaire advantage that comes automagically from (1) using the taxed and borrowed money, collected by taxation extorted from people of opposite sides of their positions and supporters all, for “official” communications, interviews, press releases, and (2) the payback from being a good “patron” for his sponsors’ causes, and (3) name recognition.

In today’s world, item (3) has a dollar value in the millions.

As relates to Citizens United, it is absolutely true that corporations are NOT people.

BUT free speech ensues from natural INDIVIDUAL rights, and one’s contributions to the efforts of an initiative to publicize the views shared by the contributors, provides the individual a way to compete for attention with the big money. Ironic that the excuse they use to protect special interests is that they want to stop the influence of special interests.

Now there are some people that want to throw a mud cover on that, to obscure the fact that people contributing to a corporate initiative with the purpose of supporting their own personal ideas, is a right that ensues from the free speech rights of the INDIVIDUAL doing that contribution. The corporation inherits the rights of the individual owners of that corporation, who have agreed to the terms thereof, and it is the collective voice of those individuals that bestows the right to express opinions.

It is preposterous to argue otherwise. If you do, for consistency you have to ban the corporate free speech of all the newspapers, broadcast studios, and Internet sites that belong to corporations! That means you have to muzzle NBC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX, huffingtonpost, and God forbid, oh my, NPR!

That is a major, blatant, self-contradiction in laws that restrict corporate speech, obvious when uttered explicitly. The corporate news industry is always “exempt” one group of corporations. This group gives voice to Sony, General Electric, and other such giants. Sometimes I suspect “it goes without saying”.

Another self-contradiction is that the subtler forms of support for a candidate are left untouched by these hypocritical initiatives. Hypocritical because exempted or regular newscasts, news stories, and so on.

Hypocritical also when you consider that a recent survey (1990s I believe) showed that as many as 97 percent of the editors in a recent survey were registered to vote with Democratic Party affiliation, and about 80 percent of the journalists. That may have gone down one or two percent since Fox seems like at least to have about an even mix between the two parties.

Those numbers probably help explain why it’s the Democratic Party that pushes for shutting the mouths of others. Us poor people and middle class cannot pay for a full-page ad to explain our views or influence opinions.

But then there are gobs of independents, and a big part of those independents are people like me who hold to ideas vehemently and brutally opposed by the two-party cartel that holds power right now.

The special-interest group with generally the most influence anyway is the collection of companies that own broadcast and cable networks and print newspapers, and don’t forget corporations with massive Internet presence. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, HN. And remember that NPR is no obscure news source, as shown by the fact that one of its own moderated the first presidential debate of the 2012 campaign.

And remember that those news sources subsist from advertising almost exclusively. NPR has subscribers, and many of the Citizen United contributors may have heard about it from alternate media. Little-guy media.

NPR is a corporate entity, yes it is, and the fact that much of its funding comes from the current incumbent that has the elected office, along with the strings that come along with it. It also outlasts each Congress and presidency with their change in personnel. The effect is that their perspective influences them to favor the idea that government is a benevolent animal, simply because they view themselves as benevolent.

In other words, NPR’s government funding goes hand in hand with the philosophy that government should influence favorably the public’s view of government.

See here a diagram showing much of the interconnections between media corporations and their “cousins” in other industries:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Media_corporation_interlocks_-_2004.jpg

Network diagram showing interlocks between var...