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Fed up with media bias? Then walk the talk. Cancel your cable TV subscriptions this week. Post back.

Are you fed up with being fed up about media bias?
http://www.dailypaul.com/169900/morning-joe-censorship-on-ro...

For those of us who love our cable tv, it's time to feel some sting for a good cause. Attack at the root. Who has time to hash out exactly who the good and bad sponsors are. All the stations are biased and are owned by the same corporate behemoths anyway. The family will have to adjust. We can keep tabs via youtube. Be sure to tell them why, and don't expect the person on the other line to particularly care.

Try it for at least a month.

Post back here once you've done it to let others know they're not alone.

With digital signal now, you'll still get good reception.

I've done it. It's not a cure all but it's liberating. Plus you'll save money.



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At least request/demand fox,

At least request/demand fox, cnn, etc. be stricken from the channel lineup....and/or you want an ala mode service.

Heck, just ask to be able to delete channels from the guide listings.

But the best would be to drop your service altogether. Wife won't let me, so I just barely watch tv anymore...lol...marriage.

U$ Media Misinforms.

It all depends who you listen to, via your attention your mind intakes stuff, it could be positive or negative. So choice is important, - we must search for reliable sources. There is need to keep abreast of whats happening, changes taking place,- and within man there is a thirst for knowledge. Its for this reason the naughty media distracts people and takes them towards half-truths that serve imperial & banksters interest$.
These days RT-TV is providing good coverage of events and debates in the U$ and world-wide. They often invite or seek the views of Ron Paul, and they treat him with respect. Here I offer a link about a discussion on how americans are ill-informed about U$ foreign policy, - from Press-TV,
Perils of Imperialism-News Analysis -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn8xOo_cj8c&feature=player_em...

Pakistan: Toxic Chemicals in US Drone Strikes, causing cancer,
http://tv.globalresearch.ca/2011/06/pakistan-toxic-chemicals...

I have not had cable since

I have not had cable since 2004. My TV is just a monitor for my DVD player.

Just turn it off!

Turned off my satellite 3 years ago, ..and my newspaper 10 years ago.

Don't miss either one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Winds of Change!

I'm on it! Good idea.

I'm on it! Good idea.

i went the other way on that one

i steal cable.

suck it fascists.

Sorry

cancelled it in 2007 and haven't paid since!!!

Cancelled a long time ago

I do have the family package on Directv. The only news channel available is Bloomberg News and CSPAN. Very few, basic channels. Will not watch the fake news shows but watch our local news.

Healthnut4freedom

The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

Never had it to begin with.

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Don't have it, don't miss it (cable or TV) and never will. If

you like TV shows, you can watch them on Hulu. Everything else of importance is online as mentioned in all the good posts below. Thanks for this reminder.

Debbie

Don't just walk the talk

kick some ass along the way!!!!!

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

The R3volution requires action, not observation!!!!

Make sure to tell them why you are cancelling

Preferably in writing.

I quit the tube 2 years ago w/ satellite.

I still have TV that the kids use for the nintendo wii, and we subscribe to a $7.99/mo netflix. We can still watch the movies we want, and they basically have everything I loved about the history channel. I don't have the local newspaper, and I just use the internet for news completely. I watch the debates through live stream on cnn or fox. I don't have a reason to ever get hooked back up to the TV or the $50-$80/mo pricetag. I have high speed wireless internet in the sticks from the company I work for.

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How is that gonna help? You

How is that gonna help? You don't buy the news already, and the sheeple will continue to watch. How about writing to them repeatedly? That would do more good. Plus there are a lot of good things about Cable. The Judge, Stossel, Discovery, History, Animal Planet, AMC, TMC, and a host of other good channels.

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Don't get bent out of shape

When you realize the underlying propaganda for most of it.
Yea, there are a few jems in the pile of *hi* but there's so much more in literature and life experience. So much more.

Your showing your age with

Your showing your age with your post!

LOL

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I quit cable about 6 months ago

Right about the time I quit smoking.

I had been TV free for years. Ironically, I turned it back on for Ron Paul 2008, because I wanted to watch the news and media coverage. I had to sign a two year contract, and I kept on for about 2 years after that - hooked. TV has a way of sinking its hooks into you. Addictive it is, in a way you just don't notice.

Bored? Turn on the TV. Get some mindless "programming."

Based on the 2008 experience, I saw no need to keep the TV around for another round. Anything good eventually shows up on YouTube. Debates are streamed online.

Improve relations with your family! Go for a walk after dinner instead of turning on the tube! Read more! End the brainwashing of your children! Save $1200 per year! (That's $6,000 over 5 years). Turn off the TV and think!

As far as I can tell, there is no downside.

He's the man.

We were forced to comply (

We were forced to comply ( get rid of T.V.) because of economic sanctions (not enough FRN's to relieve the bill) Glad to say it has been three months now, and we don't miss it!

I cancelled years ago. cable

I cancelled years ago.

cable sucks.

I have had free cable since

I have had free cable since 88, leech'd it. YO HO YO HO A PIRATES LIFE FOR ME.

Happy about that are you?

Getting brainwashed for free?

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

The first Americans were swashbucklers

Should that change?
I think not... torturing establishments is what we're all about, regardless of whether we observe the enemy's actions.

The reality is covert rebellion, always has been since the concretion of the state.

Save your platitudes and support productivity in ideas me thinks. :)

Careful now

Although we are ahead of the game,Be very careful in calling us "Swashbucklers"

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

I feel like that moniker will ...

... be re-represented politically in the opposite sentiment. That doesn't discount its history of 'hardness', it only discredits itself filling the ranks with official hacks.

Really, that's too bad, but the coin is flipping as we speak.
I think we 'the conscious' will inevitably be considered the 'pirates' of the future regardless of our actions.

If we stick to our guns that is.
So my response 5 - 10 years from now is "YARRRR". :P

I figured

a good percentage of RP supporters had already cut the cord. But how many CURRENT subscribers are willing to go cold turkey starting this week?

You know... I've been impressed by Stossel lately.

An old face on TV for me. (I'm 31)
Fortunately he's available on Hulu and boy, when I knew him on ABC or CBS, I thought he was a tool. It's amazing what a little creative freedom can do.

Fox Business... what are you up to?...

Anyhow, more than 10 years forced programming abstinence for me.
Only in the last two years have I reconnected, however, through alternative media.(aside from the 2007 RP charge and the occasional deluge of interest during 05 and 06.)
You know stuff like Reason, King World, Schiff, Noorey, Alex Jones, Max Keiser and many more esoteric sources of conjecture.
And also just reading freggan books. Kim Stanley Robinson, P.K.Dick, Vonnegut, Huxley and Orwell have had major influences on me in being able to accept the possibility of such manipulation.

It's been a comfortably acceptable blackout since the end of 2001. I've learned volumes since 'disconnecting'.

haven't had cable since i moved

I'm reading more, which is great!

thank you for your activism!

We have not had Cable TV for

We have not had Cable TV for 4 years

The American Dream............
you have to be asleep to believe it!

canceled TV and Seattle Times

canceled TV and Seattle Times subscriptions more then 5 years ago...also I don't buy USA Today anymore for years.

I get Netfilx for movies, get free real news, music and sports over the Internet. Netfilx is the best thing ever, highly recommended.

Excellent idea! Call up,

Excellent idea! Call up, cancel...and let them know why.

Ask to speak to a manager/customer relations specialist.

Tell them why you've had enough.

Why pay good money to get manipulated every day?

Enough already....

Who watches TV anymore?

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.