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Glenn Beck scores Top Cable Rating! 3,000,000 viewers!

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posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 10:15 PM
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I assume you were referring to my first comment. About Beck being put on TV to pacify people angry on both sides.I know he was on TV but he was on a channel no one watched. Now he's on the highest rated cable channel. There's a big difference.

I know why he's on TV. It's so people can feel like they have a voice on air. Someone addressing there concerns. When really he's there so people will think the things said on sites like ATS are crazy conspiracy talk. Read back through this thread. Some people think he's looking out for them and some people think he's crazy. Exactly the way it was planned.

People who don't watch him think he's crazy. Along with any views he expresses. It's all nonsense to most people because Beck is seen as crazy. Every once in a while he will do something loony like screaming at that lady on the radio. It reinforces this idea in the minds of the people who believe him to be insane.


I hope I'm getting my point across here. Basically, Beck is not looking out for you like you think he is. He brings up some good points but they are dismissed by people who don't already know what's really going on. Because he's seen as crazy. Then if you bring something up to someone who's heard Beck say something similar. Your views will be dismissed also. It's a game and Beck has his role just like every other player.




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[edit on 29-8-2009 by Strictsum]




posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 10:23 PM
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Originally posted by ElectricUniverse

Originally posted by FantasmaTaans

False, (and stupid.)

You're going to say Ted Turner is a self proclaimed communist?


For crying out loud... what is "false and stupid" is claiming otherwise when the evidence speaks for itself...

The man ahs for best friends Communists, boasts about CNN international being an idea given to him by none ofther than fidel castro, who happens to be one of his close friends. The man marries a known Communist, Jane Fonda, not to mention that CNN is the most leftist kind of news media there is and some people like yourself want to claim he is not a Communist?...



Originally posted by FantasmaTaans
Born Robert Edward Turner III
November 19, 1938 (1938-11-19) (age 70)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Media tycoon
Net worth ▬ $2.3 billion[1]

He is America's largest private landowner, owning approximately two million acres (8,000 km²), greater than the land areas of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. According to documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, Turner's land has a higher gross domestic product than Belize.


So what? plenty of Communists are rich too...and they own their own businesses.


i guess this guy is not a Communist...


Fidel's Fortune
March 15, 2005; Page A20

"He didn't make it into the billionaire category, but Fidel Castro nonetheless earned an honorable mention on Forbes magazine's annual list of the World's Richest People out this month. And why not? With a net worth of $550 million, this is one bit of media recognition that El Jefe actually deserves.

According to Forbes, the Cuban leader committed to "socialism or death" has made a killing from a "web of state-owned businesses" -- all of which have no competition in the worker's paradise. Castros most profitable operations include a convention center, a retail conglomerate and a company called Medicuba that sells pharmaceuticals made on the island, reports the magazine. Not mentioned are Cuba's biggest exports -- seafood, tobacco, sugar and nickel -- which, as El Maximo Lider of the communist regime, Fidel naturally benefits from too.



You obviously don't even know what a true communist is, this article is blatently telling you something. You aren't a communist just because you say you are, you are by how you define your life. Who cares if Ted was buddies with Castro, and Breshnev? You do know there was no such thing as a "communist" nation right? All these government were STATE-CAPITALIST.

I suggest you read the Communist Mannifesto. You obviously don't understand communism or its goals or definitions. There's WAY too much to discuss.
Communist Mannifesto

Deny Ignorance.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 10:25 PM
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retracted by self

sorry

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[edit on 29-8-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 10:53 PM
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Originally posted by FantasmaTaans
That's why. Give me a reliable source saying that we're going to detain civilian prisoners.


For crying out loud if you are interested in learning about these things do everyone a favor and instead of claiming people are lying devot your time to do some research on the forums...

I swear everytime someone like you makes these claims people like me have to do all the work for ya...

This is one example.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



Originally posted by FantasmaTaans

The possible terrorist thing I really don't know about, give a source on that too, and a definite definition of "terrorist" according to the DHS. This is a "deny ignorance" site right? Well I'm ignorant to that Janet N. and DHS accusation. Give a .pdf file of these FEMA files, and give me the page. For these FACTS.

BTW, this wasn't the argument at hand. We were talking about that fear mongering, liar named Glenn B.


www.abovetopsecret.com...


Federal Lawsuit Filed Over DHS ‘Rightwing Extremist’ Report


Guest Column | By Richard Thompson | April 20, 2009


The Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced last week that it filed a federal lawsuit against Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The lawsuit claims that her Department’s “Rightwing Extremism Policy, ” as reflected in the recently publicized Intelligence Assessment, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment, ” violates the civil liberties of combat veterans as well as American citizens by targeting them for disfavored treatment on account of their political beliefs. Click here to read the complaint filed by the Thomas More Law Center.
.................
The Report specifically mentions the following political beliefs that law enforcement should use to determine whether someone is a “rightwing extremist”:

Opposes restrictions on firearms
Opposes lax immigration
Opposes the policies of President Obama regarding immigration, citizenship, and the expansion of social programs
Opposes continuation of free trade agreements
Opposes same-sex marriage
Has paranoia of foreign regimes
Fear of Communist regimes
Opposes one world government
Bemoans the decline of U.S. stature in the world.
Upset with loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs to China and India
. . . and the list goes on.

www.aim.org...

www.thomasmore.org...



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by FantasmaTaans

You obviously don't even know what a true communist is, this article is blatently telling you something. You aren't a communist just because you say you are, you are by how you define your life. Who cares if Ted was buddies with Castro, and Breshnev? You do know there was no such thing as a "communist" nation right? All these government were STATE-CAPITALIST.

I suggest you read the Communist Mannifesto. You obviously don't understand communism or its goals or definitions. There's WAY too much to discuss.
Communist Mannifesto

Deny Ignorance.


Oh boy....another one...

I was born and raised part of my life in a Communist dictatorship... i was indoctrinated, like other Cuban children to believe on the Socialist ideals, being indoctrinated on the Communist manifesto, and essentially to believe in "Socialismo o la muerte' "Socialism or death", and yes Communists also describe themselves as Socialists...

Even Karl Marx himself stated that Socialism is but a stage to convert a Capitalist nation into Communism...

BTW, people like you should stop the BS claiming that no country has ever been Communist.... That is only an excuse Communists give to claim that their system must be tried because noone has really tried it....


I know what Communism is better than you, since i lived it, and experienced it, not like you and other westerners who, like you, have never experienced Communism but make the same rhetorical BS claims you just made.

BTW, yes you should follow your advice once in a while and instead of being an armchair general "deny ignorance" once in a while at least...



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posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 11:07 PM
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To those who said Beck "isn't looking out for you". You're right. He said so himself:

www.mediabistro.com...

The Houston Chronicle's David Barron profiles FNC's Glenn Beck, who explains one of the differences between himself and his new colleague Bill O'Reilly — he's not looking out for you.

"I know that we have created this box for ourselves on talk radio where you must be a Republican," says Beck. "But I don't care about the candidates. I care about the republic. Everybody on the radio or TV says, 'I'm looking out for you.' Not me, Jack. I'm standing guard and shouting as loud as I can about what I think is coming because of my kids. I'm looking out for my kids."


The difference between CNN and Fox. CNN was ideologically hostile to Beck and micromanaged everythign he did. (They did that with Greta too)

Allies gives his people freedom.


From a Time magazine interview



Q: You gave up your show on CNN Headline News to launch a new talk show on Fox News in January. How will it be different?

A: I liked being over at CNN and being the odd man. You didn't expect me over there. I also think they made me a better broadcaster because, believe me, I was the most well-researched show on CNN. They never let me get away with anything. At the time, it was like, Come on guys, cut me some slack. But in retrospect, they made me better. I know what I know because they forced me to document it.

As for Fox, [Fox News president] Roger Ailes and I have spent many hours talking over the past couple of years about the direction of the country. I personally think that the media everywhere misses the bigger picture.




posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by ElectricUniverse


I know what Communism is better than you, since i lived it, and experienced it, not like you and other westerners who, like you, have never experienced Communism but make the same rhetorical BS claims you just made.



[edit on 28-8-2009 by ElectricUniverse]


Isn't it the most bizarre thing how the people who are defending Communists always insist that no one knows what it is when they point out that someone is being Communist?

And that anyone using the term must do so in a very strict and theoretical manner.

Totally absurd.

I like to remind the person you're arguing with that the CCCP was the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 11:13 PM
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Originally posted by FantasmaTaans

Oh God can you imagine how much the stupidity factor would go up in this country? We really don't think about HER, per se. It's more the stupidity she says. It's those right wing people that listen to her and apparently get afraid Obama is going to kill my grandma.


Health Care money is spent on the sick.

if they're going to "save money" that means the sick are going to have less resources available to them.

In a rationed system, who loses the most? The Old and the handicapped.


She was absolutely right



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 11:22 PM
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Originally posted by VinceP1974
Isn't it the most bizarre thing how the people who are defending Communists always insist that no one knows what it is when they point out that someone is being Communist?
And that anyone using the term must do so in a very strict and theoretical manner.


To be clear..............

Communism is an economic system and democracy is a system of government.

There is no direct opposition between Communism and Democracy.

The opposite of Communism is not Democracy, it is Capitalism.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 11:24 PM
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Originally posted by Eurisko2012
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Have you actually watched Glenn Beck recently?
He has exposed who ALL the czars are and where they came from.
You will NOT find that info on NBC.
Mumms the word. Shhhhhhh.....
Also, Glenn has shown that Acorn is corrupt with a capital C!!!
Talk about astroturfing.
Oh and i just love the union thugs showing up and attacking
the old people at the town hall meetings. Just wonderful !


Have you heard of the C-Street house, involving Gov. Sanford and Sen. Ensign, both disgraced cheaters? I did not hear that on Fox, but on MSNBC. Mumms the word. Shhhhhh.....

Have you heard of the heritage foundation and their talking points memos that are issued to right wing talking heads? Corrupt with a capital C!!

Point: Both sides tells you what you want to hear!!Period. They tell you/me "it's them, not us, were better than that" PERIOD END OF STORY!! Fox says Acorn, MSNBC say Freedomworks, Lets call the whole thing off.


Seriously, either take both sides with a grain of salt or distrust both equally.



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 11:28 PM
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Originally posted by VinceP1974

Health Care money is spent on the sick.

if they're going to "save money" that means the sick are going to have less resources available to them.

In a rationed system, who loses the most? The Old and the handicapped.


She was absolutely right


Obviously Fantasm, like some other supporters of Obama, hasn't even listened to the statements made by President Obama himself about what he wants in the healthcare reform for elder Americans, and the disabled, and even the rest of Americans, which has been documented and even presented in leftist websites.

But of course, there are people who don't do any sort of research but just "believe" in the "magical utopia" rhetoric they are brainwashed with daily.

BTW, isn't it ironic that the people who normally are the most fervent followers of the true Socialist, and Communist ideals tend to be mostly some westerners who have no idea, or experience about true Socialism, and or Communism? These same people point to the "Communist manifesto" as describing some sort of utopia, yet obviously these same people haven't put much thought to what is written in the Communist manifesto..

True Socialism/Communism denounces "individualism" in favor for "the whole" and as such individual rights are LOST, which in itself is part of the reason why true Socialist/Communist nations become dictatorships, since individual rights do not exist because those in the elite think they know what is best for everyone else...

Then there is the fact that these sort of people actually believe that through Communism/true Socialism all the people are in power, as in a form of direct democracy, yet if you seriously think about it you are guaranteed to at least realize that if in a country every person was truly in power, NOTHING WILL EVER GET DONE since every person has a different idea on what is right, what is wrong, and what sort of laws should, and shouldn't exist. This is the reason why Communist nations have, like ALL other nations, a group of people in power. That is apart from the fact that since people give up their "individual freedoms" it sets the stage for the perfect dictatorship.


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posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 11:41 PM
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He has the FACTS, and he proves them. SHOW ME where he is consistently wrong, SHOW ME where he consistently misleads, and I'll back his naysayers to the hilt...
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You can start here with the whole cars.gov big fat LIE!!!

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 11:50 PM
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Phillip Morris, R.J. Reynolds have been killing there consumers for decades, and so far it's working out pretty good for them.


Phillip Morris??? What does that have to with Glenn and AARP??




If you don't like Glenn Beck why are you watching? I don't watch shows that do not appeal to me.


Umm..how will I know that I don't like him if I have never watched him. Sounds like something closed minded people will do.

You said something while saying nothing at all. My riddle still goes unanswered.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 12:33 AM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious

Originally posted by VinceP1974
Isn't it the most bizarre thing how the people who are defending Communists always insist that no one knows what it is when they point out that someone is being Communist?
And that anyone using the term must do so in a very strict and theoretical manner.


To be clear..............

Communism is an economic system and democracy is a system of government.

There is no direct opposition between Communism and Democracy.

The opposite of Communism is not Democracy, it is Capitalism.


Communism requires Totalitarianism as it's a system that is contrary to Human Nature.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 12:36 AM
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Originally posted by ElectricUniverse


BTW, isn't it ironic that the people who normally are the most fervent followers of the true Socialist, and Communist ideals tend to be mostly some westerners who have no idea, or experience about true Socialism, and or Communism? These same people point to the "Communist manifesto" as describing some sort of utopia, yet obviously these same people haven't put much thought to what is written in the Communist manifesto..




[edit on 28-8-2009 by ElectricUniverse]


They make me sick. There is so much evidence of the failure of collectivism and yet these fools still push for it

Let them move to North Korea and leave those of us who love our country to enjoy the hard work of those who came before us.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 12:55 AM
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SOMEBODY ... ANYBODY .... PLEASE MAKE A THREAD OF THIS IF YOU WISH.

TRY NAMING THE THREAD:
"Glenn Beck vs Liberal Blogger"


SOMEBODY ... ANYBODY ... EVERYBODY .... FEEL FREE TO DISSIMINATE THIS INFORMATION ANYWAY AND EVERYWAY YOU WISH TO.


i can play this game. i accept glenn beck's challenge.
for the purpose of this blog and within the context of the words i submit in totality to glenn beck's ideology. for the duration of this blog i will be taking on the role of the liberal blogger.

it is my intention that glenn beck and fox news become aware of the words in this blog.

will glenn beck hear of it? will glenn beck join in the conversation?

for the duration of this blog and within the confines of these words i first strip myself of any ideologies i have to replace such ideologies with what glenn beck's logic and ideologies requires.

i hereby wage war on glenn beck's logic and ideologies, or should i say i accept his challenge to me, a self proclaimed liberal blogger? my choice of weapon is the truth, and the words of truth are the battlefield.

being what glenn beck says i should be .........


Dear Glenn Beck & Fox News,

i've watched your fox news broadcast everyday this week, and have watched each episode no less than five times. it seems overwhelmingly obvious to me that the expectations glenn beck demands of others is not the standards glenn beck holds to. in other words: what glenn beck expects of others is not what glenn beck expects from himself.

repeatedly this week glenn beck has pressed the following points upon his viewers:

1) question with boldness
2) hold to the truth
3) speak without fear


from glenn beck

1) QUESTION WITH BOLDNESS


ok, i question with boldness


from glen beck
2) HOLD TO THE TRUTH


ok, ill question with bolness while holding to the truth.


from glenn beck
3) SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR


ok. i will question with boldness while holding to the truth and speaking without fear.

how can glenn beck expect others to do what he himself has thusfar not done?

why does glenn beck expect me to speak without fear when he himself has not, many times over this past week on his fox program he has talked about what he himself is afraid and/or fearful of.

how can glenn beck claim to speak without fear while simultaneously harboring fears himself?

excuse me.

1) i need you to look at the backdrop on jon stewart's daily show on comedy central. or look closely at a flat world map devoid of everything except both water and land.

2) i need you to look at the pacific coast on the entire western side of both north and south america from alaska to the southern tip of south america.

3) i need you to look at a picture of the profile of an ape or of a chimp, or of most primates, the "dominant species on the planet".

4) i need you to see that there is a very real resemblance between the profile of a primates head, and north america's and south america's pacific coastline. the pacific ocean resembles the profile look of a primate's face looking east.

5) i need you to ask yourself what is the statistical probability of thousands of miles of shoreline so closely resembling the dominant species on the planet being a natural phenomenon without intelligent intervention?

6) what variables would be utilized and in what equation to determine the statistical probability of the entire western seaboard of the continents of both north and south america forming the profile of the dominant creature of the planet being a phenomenon devoid of any intelligent intervention?


integrity is best described as "compliance with the facts", not merely being honest with others, which means nothing if your not honest with yourself. if one is not honest with themselves, then logically how can one trust that one?

thank you esoteric teacher
thank you som

join us glenn?

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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 01:05 AM
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He had on his show several times Joshua Cooper Ramo, managing director of KISSINGER & ASSOC. If that guy isn't an elitist globalist, then I don't know who is.

ENOUGH SAID!!!



Guest is introduced at about 1:48. I posted this video so you can know who Im talking about.

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posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 01:16 AM
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Originally posted by canihavemyvoteback
He had on his show several times Joshua Cooper Ramo, managing director of KISSINGER & ASSOC. If that guy isn't an elitist globalist, then I don't know who is.

ENOUGH SAID!!!


[edit on 29-8-2009 by canihavemyvoteback]


Actually you didn't say anything.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 01:25 AM
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glenn beck expects his following to:

1) question with boldness
2) hold to the truth
3) speak without fear

glenn beck expects it of his followers, yet by repeatedly stating his own fears over this past week he openly admits his failure to subscribe to the same standards he expects of others!!!!


how can glenn beck claim to speak without fear while simultaneously fearing?

glenn beck's logic is flawed, his arguement is flawed.



posted on Aug, 29 2009 @ 01:31 AM
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Originally posted by soul of integrity
glenn beck expects his following to:

1) question with boldness
2) hold to the truth
3) speak without fear

glenn beck expects it of his followers, yet by repeatedly stating his own fears over this past week he openly admits his failure to subscribe to the same standards he expects of others!!!!


how can glenn beck claim to speak without fear while simultaneously fearing?

glenn beck's logic is flawed, his arguement is flawed.


I wouldn't speak about logic as you lack the same.



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