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Originally posted by SpiritoftheNightSky
Nooooo....., It's exactly like the American MSM doesn't want us to focus on important issues.....
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
but I have to disagree with what is acceptable for grown adults to be interested in
but the american population has systematically dumbed down and juvinalized themselves over the last few decades. Now we really do actually care what's new in branjolina's lives. really? we're that petty. thats our primary interest and priority? to me thats sad. but it's not my choice to make as to what people do with their time. I just think that focusing on trivial gossip and sophomorish topics is sad. and a very bad symptom of a very serious problem with american culture
but of course I'm wrong I mean the american society has been improving so much recently
We aren't liked for a reason.
sorta the same way we don't like stupid thoughless, clueless rich kid trust fund babies driving like jack asses in their SL500's that daddy bought for them just cause they were 16.
Originally posted by BASSPLYR
Actually I mean the trust fund babies as a allegory for the way we as a society act.
I live in Los Angeles.
Now the rest of the world sees our obsessions with trivial stupid things and see us with the same distain that we see spoiled brats. except we as a society are spoiled brats concerned with complete crap. it's sad that we focus on stupid things like celebrities.
I argue that much of the western world is largely influenced by american culture and the way it spreads to other nations and addicts them with being obsessed with nonsense and kids stuff. They look at us and go, really? thats whats important to you people. sad.
I could understand if we were some backwards developing nation but were not and we are above this stupidity.
Originally posted by audas
They pander to their market - Americans are not intelligent enough to digest considered news - guff is about all they can handle.
Originally posted by LeTan
It's sad how they always set the muslim image to where people see them as villains. That time magazine shows a muslim with a "rawr" face and an RPG launcher. Like they couldn't show "losing afghanistan" with a picture of innocent muslim families (yes they have families too mass media) losing their homes because of the conflict? I'm tired of media and our culture villainizing every aspect of muslim and middle eastern culture.
Patrick Henry said May 23, 2009 at 3:14 pm
Bashir Noorzai is one of the brothers heading the largest tribe in Afganistan. One of his other brothers may be a CIA stooge.. Bashir Noorzai was tricked into coming to the United States, he was told he would receive an award from then president Bush. He was wined and dined at an expensive hotel for two weeks and then at the direction of the head of the DEA, handcuffs were snapped on him. He was the man responsible for bringing to the allied forces in Afganistan trucks filled with their most feared weapon – Stinger Missiles…
The operation to get him to come to the us was assisted by a shadowy entity known as Rosetta. There are pictures and signed receipts for hookers and cash paid to a Pakistani diplomat, and a Land Rover as a gift… yes there were even signed receipts for “blowjobs”…yes, you read that right, blowjobs…and yes, the pakistani diplomat would count as “bribery of a Foreign government Official… a felony..FCPA.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
When the Judge started asking too many questions the feds changed their prosecutors 3 times, each time switching to a younger and less saavy prosecutor who would not have to lie to evade the judicial questioning in chambers.
When Noorzai was arrested he was placed in a cell without windows so he could not face East to pray towards Mecca.
This is now the BIG WIN for the head of US DEA…and may have been the factor (the timing was the same) that created the “Surge” against allied troops by infuriating the largest clan in Afganistan. A clan of green eyed mountain men…who grow the only crop that will grow on that arid wasteland… All by violation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
A NY Post article 10 months ago or so was written by a guy who was under indictment by the Feds for something else. So he may have slanted his article as directed. The real criminals govern us. Who has the authority on this Earth to make one of G-d’s creations illegal?
Originally posted by baseball101
Thought you all might enjoy this, it's really quite sad.
Originally posted by 27jd
Being an American, I've personally witnessed on several occasions in my life, the media going after our government and their actions, and I've watched them squirm and get totally pissed off that the media was causing so much trouble for them. If going after the government became more profitable, they would be on them like a pit bull.