posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 03:58 AM
This has just appeared on my yahoo news this morning.
Russia test fires missiles
. Its a report stating
that this weekend Russia has tested 3 ICBMs very successfully, with some additional worrying commentary suggesting that they are gearing up for
I was especially concerned about the comment that "this was a dry run for a war with the United States" and of course looked on here to see if the
good posters on ATS had any further developments. I used the search function and came across this
Now whats been reported looks to me like its happened over this weekend, yet there was a post about this test on ATS nearly a month ago. Is this
simply a case of bad reporting, time slips
or are we being softened up to prepare for an eventual all out Superpower war??? or are the differing
news agencies simply rehashing old stories on a slow news day?
I remember the times when these sorts of tests and comments like those attributed in the article would cause concern amongst the west, now no one
seems bothered. I have spoken to some of the sheeple in my office and they simply do not care, they say its just not important, they do this all the
time??? im starting to think its the drip effect in full force, the news agencies keep repeating the same things, people become immune to it and
pretty soon no one cares about anything that doesnt directly impact on their daily life (until its too late).
The banks are another example of the media creating apathy. If you wanted to nationalise a bank 6 months ago there would have been huge public outcry
about the use of taxpayers money etc. So, you report a crisis and everyone panics. After a few weeks of the same news day after day after day, people
get sick of hearing about it, realise that they havent actually lost any money themselves. so they turn a blind eye to it with comments such as "im
sick of hearing about it". The government buys into the banks knowing full well in the long run there will a profit to be had and its a perfect
fundraiser for them. After all, there is no bad debt as such if people pay is there? Or did the "sub prime" market all decide on mass that they
wouldnt be paying their mortgage at all for the next 25 years??
I have come to the conclusion that constant exposure to the same news stories makes people switch off and the government can use this tactic to bore
people into submission on any subject they want. Sorry for the ramble if it comes across that way, i just wanted to get that off my chest- news