I think once you articulate the tactic it becomes easier and easier to recognize and fight back against. Because I think this is a tactic that is used in personal conversations as well when people don't want to have a long discussion but instead want to get in and out of the conversation as quickly as possible so they can move to more comfortable topics.
This makes me realize that RP does the best he can in these tv interviews when the deck is so stacked against him.
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Concision is essentially when commercial broadcast media uses the time constraints of the medium to their advantage. The host extracts a view or statement held or made by the guest that is unconventional or outside of the realm of the agreed upon limits of any given debate by the corporate media. For example, a popular agreed upon debate question is, ”Are we fighting the war in Afghanistan correctly,” rather than, “Should we be fighting the war in Afghanistan at all?” Once the view or statement is introduced the host forces the guest to defend their statement within the confines of the MSM commercial broadcast setting.
Full Story: http://milwaukeestory.com/?p=81
Disclosure of government secrets often has little to do with the public's right to know and has everything to do an official's need to tell, according to ACLU deputy director Jameel Jaffer.
And that's especially true when it comes to assassinations, which have not traditionally been an openly admitted component of U.S. foreign policy -- but the American Civil Liberities Union is cautioning that the Obama administration is changing all of that.
In an exclusive interview with Raw Story, Jaffer, a key attorney with the rights group, even warned that the Democrat in office has taken a position on unilateral murder so extreme as to be "profoundly troubling" in its legal reach and potential for future use.
WASHINGTON – Perilously close to a government shutdown, congressional leaders reached agreement with the White House late Friday night on a deal to cut tens of billions of dollars in federal spending and avert the closure.
House Speaker John Boehner informed the GOP rank and file of the accord, reached in grueling negotiations over several weeks, an official said.
"We have an agreement," concurred a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Jon Summers.
This is for people who think conspiracies don't exist. The US government is corrupt to the core.
Water's starting to boil. Time to make a move, fellow frogs.
Yahoo! News report: If you can’t let a day go by without accessing your personal data and files, you’d better think twice about crossing the border back into the U.S. with your computer. That’s because digital devices such as a laptop computer can be seized at the border without a warrant and sent to a secondary site for forensic inspection.
That ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week is the second in less than a year that allows the U.S. government to conduct offsite searches of digital devices seized at the border without a warrant, Network World reported.
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This is a prime example of the mental illness that pervades Washington D.C.. How can we have allowed ourselves to be governed by such people? Why are we putting up with this?
Next time you go to a party meeting to vet a politician, ask them the hard questions and DEMAND an answer. Is taxation theft? Do I need a permit to petition the government? Is is lawful to conduct a search on my person without cause or my consent?
Rand Guest On FOX
Rand speaks about the government shutdown and the "Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2011," legislation he has introduced as one of the Tea Party Caucus founders, to prevent shutdowns.
Thanks dean for the vid link:
I posted a topic on DP a few years ago about NOT repeating the same things that did not work last time and innovate a "new" approach to pushing the message.
Now I'm not in favor of "voting" or "lobbying" (at all) fundamentally, but I'm in it to win it with RP.
The "Thank You Campaign"
Every time Ron Paul goes on a show (from this day forward) we flood that show from as many angels as possible with one simple message, "Thank you for having Ron Paul on your show."
I'm open to a better "simple message" -- but let's agree to say the same exact thing.
Here's what we do:
1) We call the station..."Thank you for having...."
2) We flood the shows message board "Thank you for having..."
Now here's where we really "get 'em" this time.
3) We find people who work at the station (as many as possible) by looking them up in LinkedIn and on Facebook and we give them the same message "Thank you for having Ron Paul on your show." Especially executives.
4) In order of the Primaries we call that stations local affiliates, we flood their message boards, and we find their employees -- "Thank you for having Ron Paul on your show."
We can innovate this by coordinating with Meetup Groups (at the local level) and sharing the connections we make on here, in Digg, on Reddit, and on RP-type Videos on Youtube. Employees, Executives of each major network and their affiliates in order of the Primaries.
I have a bunch of other ideas on how to better organize -- more to come.
Please feel free to create an "equal to or better than" version of what I'm trying to do here. Again let's on agree on it and move forward with the same language.
I was on Russia Today (re: Hillary or Biden for 2012 VP) and borrowed a line from Michael Badnarik...Submitted by emazur on Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:49
video response guy = me
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Ron Paul is currently 49th on their list of most influential people for the year... let's fix that.
EDIT: In the past 24 hours, we've brought the good doctor up to 7th!
Remember to vote EVERY day. It appears we're allowed on vote every 24 hours!
EDIT: We've slipped a little. Ron Paul is currently 9th. I find it hard to believe there are only a few thousand Paul supporters out there with 2 minutes to vote in a poll...