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"Polls" on Snowden/Spying Are Coming Hard and Fast; Please Review and Prepare Yourself For Them (Video)

We're all well aware that polls are a primary tool of propagandists to present a slanted view, and to lead and influence a suggestive and dumbed down audience to a predetermined conclusion. Review, share and discuss the following video, because there will be a boatload more of these polls flashing across screens and being misrepresented by the empty talking heads in the coming weeks.

And let's face it: We can't win every poll. Can't even participate in every poll. But we can discredit the very premise of polling in the first place, and show people that discerning truth goes beyond pretty pie charts and graphs of people's opinions answers to slanted questions.

It's the difference between fishing (participating in 1 or many polls) and teaching how to fish (showing someone that all polls are meaningless, and making a critical thinker out of them for life).

Polling is bullsh*t, and never useful. What the &^%$ do you care what people think? You should care only about information and right and wrong.



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FU Frank!

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thanks

this video is going out to everyone i know now.

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i take polls a few times a month via phone

I take polls a few times a month via phone... and they are ALWAYS laced with loaded questions... especially when asking which party you support... i ALWAYS have to ask WHAT ABOUT NEITHER and they always say well yea thats an option.

also the way they word them is insane. most of the important questions are worded such a way that if you are not VERY closely listening you would be likely to answer it in the wrong way(opposite of your actual position)

this is why I tend to think a significant portion of the poll base is in error.

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

The Net

So is the MSM implying if the 1995 movie "The Net" came out right now, people watching it would be like, eh, sh*t happens?

Think about it. If the idea of losing your privacy and having all your data accessible to someone doesn't scare you, then why didn't that movie just flop?

Or have we really become that complacent since then?

The Propaganda is that Poll Results Should Even Matter When...

...talking about a right. The whole idea of listing something as a "right" makes it a claim by an individual against the government. It is saying "this area of life or practice is not subject to majority vote." In that sense it should not matter if the majority approve of the data scooping or not. It's not up to the majority if the compact which established our government says that the government can't do that. If it says that they must have a warrant for a search, from a real court, describing specifically what or who they are looking for then it should not even matter what the majority think, because rights are by definition not subject to majority vote.

A better way to ask the question then is "Do you believe in the rule of law?" because if the government can violate its own rules when it can produce a poll saying that is OK then we don't have the rule of law anymore. "Should the government be bound by the constitution or is anything that polls show a majority favor OK?" should be how the question is asked.

Notice as an aside that the longer the list of such rights is the closer a Constitutional Republic comes to a libertarian minarchist state.

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)

I believe in the rule of law

I believe in the rule of law when the law conforms with the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

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Here is my take on the 60% poll...

Lets say there are 330,000,000 (330M) Americans alive today.

60% or 198,000,000 (198M) don't care about anything and will accept anything.

40% or 132,000,000 (132M) are fighting mad and ready to bite nails and fight for the Constitution.

I believe the 132M will LEAD the 198M around by the noses after we completely dismantle the traitorous scum that seek to destroy our livelihood, our Constitution.

I don't believe the jack booted thugs want anything to do with us. I would submit We, the people, the ones with the real power, the 132M will back these thugs down, break them down, and neuter them.

I will take 40% ANY day. After all, only 33% of colonists supported the Revolutionary War.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Only_about_33_percent_of_the_colon...

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The REAL polls are here...

live, in REAL time, on the internet.

SCREW the rest of the media whores!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

F you Frank

Prepared. Thanks. :)

Just open the box and see

Would you be willing to sign

Would you be willing to sign over your 4th amendment constitutional right of privacy to the Federal Government?

Well of course! As long as I

Well of course! As long as I get 4G coverage with Verizon.

:-)

although if you have sprint

they will charge you an extra $10/month for the loss of your 4th amendment rights with that 4g.

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