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Time Magazine's Bizarre Vol. 178 No. 22 Covers: U.S. vs. The Rest of the World

This is the cover circulated in Europe, The Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific on December 5th, 2011: http://img.timeinc.net/time/images/covers/europe/2011/201112...

Here is the cover they ran in the United States on the same day: http://img.timeinc.net/time/magazine/archive/covers/2011/110...

See for yourself: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/0,9263,7601111205,00.html

I heard about this here and here, and it is from 2011.

I'm sure it's not news to us that TIME Magazine would go out of their way to shield American readers from actual news. I'm sure it’s normal for TIME to run different covers internationally, but this seems a little strange, doesn’t it?

Are they promoting Anxiety?!

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I don't read TIME but that's

I don't read TIME but that's creepy.
While there I read this; Viewpoint: Why Was the Biggest Protest in World History Ignored?
By Ishaan TharoorFeb. 15, 20130 www.world.time.com/2013/02/15/viewpoint-why-was-the-biggest-...

Nothing was omitted

just repositioned on the cover. Both show the anxiety and Egypt articles on the cover...there is the picture and then the other article listed in the left hand corner. Just visa versa depending on the part of the world the magazine is sold in.

The US cover is warm and fuzzy, of course, the real world photo would make us too upset...we must live in denial...chattering blah-blah-blah (while covering our ears and closing our eyes).

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

Is the Euro worth saving? Europe's not convinced - Time Magazine

Compare Time Magazine ® financial headlines:

  1. Europe: "Is the Euro worth saving? Europe's not convinced."
  2. * * * VS * * *
  3. USA: "OK, go ahead and buy that lottery ticket!" Page 79.

The entire European economy * * * VS * * * your lottery ticket?

Code? Short change? * * * - - - * * * Long hope?

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

♫ "Time is on our side." ♫ - Rolling Stones

Rolling Stone Magazine is on our side (more or less). Time Magazine is not (bought & paid for before it hits the stands).

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Most magazines do this.

By having different covers for different regions, it allows them to reach each audience with the most relevant story for them. It's not 1984, it's Business 101.

I don't play, I commission the league.

Anxiety business? Or is something cooking?

101 refers to tepid water prepping a frog delicacy?

Sibel Edmonds' Boiling Frogs Post | Home of the Irate Minority

Bast business interest in the USA? Compare their financial headlines:

  • Europe: "Is the Euro worth saving? Europe's not convinced."
  • - counter weight -
  • USA: "OK, go ahead and buy that lottery ticket!" Page 79.

Is something cooking? Roiling Nations, 101?

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

this is VERY informative--

thank you. I don't do political magazines or MSM, nothing mainstream anyway--

I do DP and a few other blogs--

and get my 'news' off the internet--


Yes, most of my friends are fast asleep. I have tried to awaken them, and they mutter in their sleep, "go away and leave me alone; can't you see I'm busy?"--


it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

The International TIME Rubio cover does not call him 'Savior'

Marco Rubio and the Next America-How an immigrant's son became the voice of the Republican Party.

photo: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/pacific/0,9263,503130218,0...

U.S. TIME cover title-- The Republican Savior-How Marco Rubio became the new voice of the GOP



I mean...it's so blatant, it's like a game to these people...we're like their entertainment.

I'm a serial entrepreneur and liberty activist from Texas!


Their audience. That is what "We the People" are buying.

They run their theatre as part of their business . We buy tickets with their promissory notes to gain entrance to their show... circus... fair... Live fairy tale. Their empire expands.

The eagle does not spar. Nor does it need one.

========= Spar Definition, Webster's 1828 Edition =========

SP'AR [If this word is connected with spare, the primary sense is probably thin. The sense of bar and spar, is however more generally derived from thrusting, shooting in length; so spear likewise. See Bar.]

  1. A stone that breaks into a regular shape; marcasite. This name is popularly given to any crystalized mineral of a shining luster.
  2. A round piece of timber. This name is usually given to the round pieces of timber used for the yards and top-masts of ships.
  3. The bar of a gate.
    SP'AR, v.t. To bar; to shut close or fasten with a bar.
    SP'AR, v.i. [This is another form of the L. spiro. The primary sense is to urge, drive, throw, propel.]
    1. To dispute; to quarrel in words; to wrangle. [This is the sense of the word in America.]
    2. To fight with preclusive strokes.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

I may be wrong but

I think it has to do with political correctness. We wouldn't want to offend anyone now would we? Think I'm full of it? I bet you they won't print a child playing with a toy water gun on the cover. A kid draws a gun in school and it's off to the principal he goes.

All this BS started when some soccer mom didn't have anything better to do with her time and threatened boycotts of certain products on certain tv shows. People jumped on the bandwagon and government and corporations(should that be one word?), got scared and responded.

I sure wish those soccer moms started protesting and boycotting anything tied to drone strikes for example.

Fear is a powerful thing. Better watch those eggshells America.

Examples of other altered covers...

from a comment on this one http://imgur.com/gallery/W2Y5u

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

I have to wonder if that crap just sells better here.

I cannot find one person, outside of virtuality, that exhibits any interest in anything but those silly vacuous topics. The television news is full of the same garbage.

Sounds eerily like

nineteen eighty four

I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.