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Why Michael Doesn't Like Boston Conspiracy Posts

(please note: I wrote/discovered this sometime in May. I wasn't sure if I would ever post it but recent things force me to.)

I was born and grown in Green Bay, WI. It is a small port town, population about 250,000 metro. Our claims to fame include big meat packing factories, the National Railroad Museum, and a football team called the Green Bay Packers.

Most of the time people leave us alone. But every 10 years ago, usually around January, something is different, and everything changes. Suddenly my city is the talk of the town for the whole country. Our team has made the Super Bowl.

GREEN BAY BECOMES MEDIA CENTRAL FOR PLANET PACK

I could be happy enough if they would show some of our local landmarks, maybe, or just stick to footage around Lambeau Field. But no, they have to go digging around in our undergrowth for TV-friendly footage that completely misrepresents my town.

They start with a shot from a helicopter, showing the whole city, saying the whole town is quiet because everyone is inside watching the 'big game'.
(no, they're inside because it's cold out and dark)

Then they go down to the corner of Adams St and Cherry St - the center of the banking district - and say "look at that - the streets are empty. Everyone is in their house watching the football game."

Then another interview with a foam-cheese hat-wearing person saying that everyone in cowtown USA loves the Pack.

Except there's a problem (or two):

First: Not everyone in Green Bay is a Packer fan. Probably not even half. Lots of people come here to work, not to worship a bunch of guys running around in tights chasing a ball. Still the refrain 'Everyone is home watching the game'.

Second:

The part of my city that they always focus on happens to be the banking/government district. In other words, it is non-residential. There are never any people there, whether it is a superbowl night or not.

My point is, the tv media comes into my town every 10 years or so when the Packers make the super bowl and pretends to know the feelings of the people and the state of things on the ground. It's all lies. And it's very offensive to someone who lives here day to day.

So why doesn't Michael like it when people pretend to know what life is like in his town? Simple. Because what you see on the screen IS NOT the truth - its a convenient lie.

The media will come into your house, or Michael's or anyone else's house, and pretend they 've been there and know it well, and pretend they can report on it honestly.

Please don't pretend that what the media told you about the Boston bombings was the truth. And please don't pretend what the so-called person on the street said was the truth. It may be based on truth, but it springs from the media's desired perspective.



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I was in jail for filming local police with my cellphone

from April 10-20 when the Boston bombing occurred.

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Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

This is the 2nd post

talking for Michael today. How come?

This is the first of the two...

The second one is based on this one as you can see by reading the comment below yours.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

lookin forward to the new album

seen them boys live back in 82

LOL!

You're on a roll today, mang!

What would the Founders do?

Boston is old news.

Boston is old news. Conspiracies are occurring at such a rapid pace in this country, it's nearly impossible to stay focused on any single one.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

a majority of the media (especially the MSM) is evil--

but the fact is that there isn't any town/city in America that is completely homogenous. Homogeneity used to be found in some parts of the world, but it's pretty much gone.

Seeing images projected, however, that don't represent what you know to be true about a particular area--

is frustrating.

Most people are, after all, just people, and there are some hoaxes being perpetrated on regular people--

that angers me.

But being aware of it is about all I can do.

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

TwelveOhOne's picture

Where in the rules does it say "No Boston"?

It doesn't. I read them a couple weeks ago (after the incident with Fishyculture).

If Michael makes some random proclamation in some random thread and does not update the rules, well, it's his house to destroy.

But I won't financially support such behavior.

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TwelveOhOne's picture

This doesn't explain

This doesn't explain why Michael doesn't like the inquiries. I live in MA and I find the inquiries wholly appropriate.

I wonder when Fishyculture will get her posting privileges back. And, if she does, if she will care to return.

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It's because it is too close to home.

You're from Mass but you're not from Boston. If people from thousands of miles away started poking around the city YOU live in, telling you what your life was like and how you felt through a rectangular screen, perhaps you'd feel differently. Let me tell you: it sucks.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

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I worked in Boston

And I don't think I need to give any more details of "who I am" to be able to say "I can have a voice on this".

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
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I drove through Massachusetts once...

that's how I know your kind are all the same.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Why does Michael need a

Why does Michael need a reason at all? It's his site he has the right to do what he wants without having to explain it to anyone.

For those of you that are going to claim that he is infringing on your 1st amendment rights need to go back and re read the constitution and bill of rights. It says CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW, not Michael Nystrom shall make no law, what rights do you think you have here? Answer, NONE! You are a guest on someone else private property, you are free to start your own site and run it how ever you wish; however, you have NO RIGHT to tell anyone on their private property what to do.

That's a big problem around here, many claim to want to defend the constitution and stand up for their right but they don't even understand the constitution or their rights. How do you protect and defend something when you have no clue what it means? This makes all of you that are ignorant of your rights and the constitution no better than the people you complain about daily.

There is a saying, better to sit there and look like an idiot, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Please, before you speak about rights and the constitution as fact, know what you are talking about first. Ignorance does not help our cause.

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Agree completely

"You are a guest on someone else private property, you are free to start your own site and run it how ever you wish; however, you have NO RIGHT to tell anyone on their private property what to do. "

You are correct that I have no right to tell anyone what to do. I can only suggest. I have stopped my monthly contribution to the Daily Paul due to Fishyculture's treatment here by Jon during Michael's vacation, which Michael has said he fully supports after he returned.

I suggest that if Michael modifies his destructive behavior, I will resume my monthly contributions.

That is all I can do, and you are correct, I cannot force anyone to behave in any fashion.

But I can take my financial support away from management's erroneous decisions, and I can share my decisions with the community. Until I get banned for talking about the past.

I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you.
http://fija.org - Fully Informed Jury Association
http://jsjinc.net - Jin Shin Jyutsu (energy healing)

That's right.

I'd also like I point out that if someone really wants to control what happens on their property, then perhaps they shouldn't ask for other people's help in paying their rent.

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool...

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt - Mark Twain

I thought about this for a couple months before deciding to write this 'less-than' ditty down for y'all.

I was going to mention that I was willing to risk being banned for life from this site just to get this one point across, but thought it too melodramatic.

Anyhoo, thanks for commenting! Glad you liked it.

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Chris, I just went further

Chris, I just went further and added and started a new post, If I get banned so be it, just sick and tired of the ignorance around here from people that claim to be educated and informed. Thanks for the post man.

It's all good in the hood.

:)

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I get your point.

Oh, Ducky - sometimes you get me in the mood for some Rib

Mountain.

Of course that is in Wausau, not Steven's Point, but one can still appreciate the double entendre...

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Downvoter justify your cowardice!

Does it appear I am done speaking!?!

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

i didnt down vote you

but i will say you should probably finish your whole post before submitting.

You are correct.

I started this post to force myself to finish it...

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.