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Television Reform Act of 2010

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posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 11:10 PM
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THIS has already happened...and not just so every american can get HBO and watch the 'news'....so they could free up the broadcast frequencies for use with RFID chips conveniently having all the antenna arrays already in place (and most of us put the antennas up on our houses FOR THEM)!!

And another purpose of hi-def signal...delivery of more complex audio/video capable of having embedded (subliminal) message traffic.

Don't say they wouldn't do such a thing...they already did that with movie theaters with those single frames telling you to buy a soda or popcorn!




posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 11:44 PM
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if this is a parody (and it seems so), this is both dumb and totally the kind of crap that would get passed around in some lame chain e-mail.

if this is serious, you missed a fantastic opportunity to discuss blatant forms of television designed to keep Americans stupid, and maybe even differentiate from people who actually use this medium in a creative, engaging way.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:05 AM
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The media as we see it is just another way to control the sheeple , I wish everyone could see that , yes I might be paranoid , but doesn’t have to some one bee???
As I see it the media is 40% truth and 60% lies. If you think I am wrong please correct me !!



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:06 AM
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So... this is an attempt at what? Sarcastically showing your disdain for the health care bill through hypothetically showcasing what nefarious deals could be concoted through cooperation between the Obama administration and the FCC?

No offense, I get the sarcasm as one who rarely watches television but at the same time the energy you put forth here could better have been spent elsewhere in my opinion.

Not that I'm above thinking that this administration wouldn't greedily wrap its hands around anything that could bring another deficit-reducing tax, but still...

[edit on 24-3-2010 by Legion2112]



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:08 AM
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Uhm I don't watch television, and for one reason, its stupid. i watch some nature channels on my parents satellite dish in hd, but that's about it. and it had no commercials.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:14 AM
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Does this bill come with the porn channels?


I think there needs to be a porn option in your bill. I won't vote for your bill unless there is a porn option.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:17 AM
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Originally posted by whatukno
Does this bill come with the porn channels?


I think there needs to be a porn option in your bill. I won't vote for your bill unless there is a porn option.


.... HELLS YA! with an option to BUY!!!



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:30 AM
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Have we for got it is easier to control the public masses threw tv. Mind control at its finest not to mention controling the news and the tv we watch. TV-GV TV controled by the government. It is approprate for all the masses.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:39 AM
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What makes me sad is that people believe this is an actually proposed piece of legislation. What is worse is that some people, although very few, might actually be FOR such a thing.

The point of this topic should be very clear to those who have taken any time whatsoever to read or at the very least, UNDERSTAND the recently passed health care bill. The sarcasm and sad truth is the fact that with this bill, and with the health care bill - though one or two good points can be made - it in no way makes up for the sheer amount of ludicrous terms and articles spread throughout.

The point I am trying to make is that the forcing of watching television and participating in the television spectrum is seen as an abomination and a sheer destruction of human rights to CHOOSE what they want. Which leads me to ask, especially those who would be in favor of the health care reform and NOT my satirical piece of legislation - what exactly is the difference between forcing one to purchase health insurance or forcing one to purchase cable?

The sad truth is that there is no difference. It is all a matter of perspective and personal opinion. While one could argue all day about the benefits of all Americans having access to cable television (for access to news and other general programming) it will still not make it a viable to FORCE all people in the United States to purchase something such as cable. Why is health care any different?



I am all for everyone getting a fair chance. Congrats to those 30 million alleged people that can now receive health care, but so sorry to the 290 million others, some of which have chosen NOT to spend their very little money on an unnecessary program because guess what... CHOICE is gone and with it FREEDOM dies.





For those that think my energy could be spent elsewhere, I hardly doubt the 2 minutes it took me to come up with this topic were sorely wasted and I think I proved my point loud and clear. To most people, the destruction of human rights is absolutely fine, so long as it is for a purpose that THEY agree on. Screw those that disagree.

I bid thee adieu and for those that have failed to see the point I have tried to make, then I'm afraid the cause is lost with you. Surely your mind will open wider when round two comes along.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:53 AM
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You miss out on so much in life if you sit all day in front of the television. On the other hand it is one hell of a way to wind down a long day. I usually end up falling asleep while watching the t.v



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:00 AM
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Woah, Gwydionblack. Don't go anywhere.

Your OP works ingeniously well as an allegory. Anyone whose shot your post is either probamacare (freshly coined phrase - i.e. proponent of bill) or not intellectually adept enough to appreciate your wit.

Any fellow members who have taken offense to this post but is also against the bill has completely missed the stylistic and formidable post by the OP. I probably wouldn't waste my time reasoning either. It's one of those things that you either get or you don't.

Incidentally, what the OP describes is what occurs in Ireland i.e. annual television licence.



[edit on 24-3-2010 by rexusdiablos]

[edit on 24-3-2010 by rexusdiablos]



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:05 AM
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I really wish people would clarify some things in their replies, this is just a pet peeve of mine. I hate it when people say the phrases "free health care", or the government is giving money away for this or that. NOTHING is free. EVERYTHING the government does is paid for by tax-payers. I gave a star and flag for this post. Even in Michigan where I am at they have an appliance stimulus where they are spending our tax money giving rebates to people buying new appliances, and that is real!



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:25 AM
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I'm amazed that anyone still even watches television.

Television is just brainwash. It is propaganda, lies, consumerism, materialism, over-sexed and turning people into soulless, mindless, ignorant idiots.

The irony of this post? Something like the HealthCare Reform Bill could NEVER have been signed through, without television.

Why?

Because that box of static images, which sadly most people spend years sitting in front of, is the biggest propaganda and dumbing down machine used by the elite. Most people aren't aware that it actually has a hypnotizing affect. That's why when you try and talk to someone watching TV, it's impossible. They are literally hypnotized. Their brain waves have gone into an alpha state, and all they care about is that stupid box.

I completely gave up watching television 8 years ago. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. Nothing has cleared my head more. Now I can focus my mind on real things that matter, like spirituality and information that is true and important, not soap operas, celebrities, the nightly news which offers nothing but negativity and lies, and programs like the Simpsons, which masquerade as children's programs, but have degenerated over the years, along with culture, and should no longer be shown to children but still are because parents don’t keep track of what their children watch on TV.

Now, as an outsider looking objectively into society, which mainly adopts television beliefs and attitudes to life, I can say that I understand a lot more than I used to about how subliminal messaging gets people to conform to the mainstream system.

While people's minds are being diverted and distracted and kept busy by television shows that add no quality to the life of the viewer, and at the same time eating toxic food which severely reduces their ability to think, can we expect a country/world full of alert, bright minded people who care about keeping culture civilized and not degenerate, and can SEE THROUGH when the government wants to pull the wool over their eyes? No. We CAN expect, a nation full of box-addicted zombies, who aren't really living, and honestly think that television represents real life.

80's rock band members had more sense than the average American citizen today. The sooner people throw their TV sets out the window, the sooner the nation can begin a revolution and heal itself - starting from the will of the people; a rising up out of apathy and into action, to finally, once and for all, bring down the corrupt leaders and make this world a beautiful place to live for everyone.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:43 AM
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You want to fine somebody 5% of their yearly income for NOT paying for a new TV and digital cable or a dish?...

Yeah, Comcast and AT&T would be happy to lobby this for ya hahahah, who knows they might just be rich enough to pull it off!



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:55 AM
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You know, my cable bill has gone up 50% over the years. If more people were required to purchase a cable plan, my cable bill would decrease.

I support the television individual mandate!



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 03:40 AM
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I don't think you understand the system mate.

It sounds like you have a similar type of medical system in Oz as we have here in the UK, but the US system is not like that. It is an unfair system, not run by the GOV, but by private insurance companies, where people are forced to buy insurance, and parents are made to pay the same insurance costs for their kids. NO free healthcare.

I had difficulty understanding it, equating it to our systems, until gwydionblack explained the system (on page one of this thread). You might want to look it up to understand why the yanks are so angry on this subject.

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[edit on 24-3-2010 by nik1halo]



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 03:55 AM
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I have been reading more and more of the bill that has everyone up in arms and this is about the best thing I can come up with to show why the Americans are worried about absolutely nothing and in my Opinion, Whinging about something for the sake of whinging about it.

www.cnn.com...

I guess it's close to being as Ideal as it can be while they fine tune the setup.

Like I said in one of my earlier posts. This Healthcare Reform for the Americans is what has been needed for a long time coming.

From what I have read on and about this new Health Care Reform Bill, People who cannot afford it, won't be forced to pay for it. In other words, the arguments that are on this site about being forced to pay for it or they'll take your car or house away, are just carrying on about nonsense..



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 04:03 AM
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From what I have read on and about this new Health Care Reform Bill, People who cannot afford it, won't be forced to pay for it.


Where did you read that in the bill? I haven't run across any such thing. Please provide a sec number



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 04:11 AM
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Yeah, I agree that there are some exaggerations flying around about this, but it is clear to me that this Bill is nowhere near as fair as the types of health care that we have enjoyed all our lives. Then again, I suppose our countries have had the time to (almost) get it right. I just wish the UK GOV would stop wasting our money on pen pushers and spend it on medical facilities and staff, but that is a story for another place and time.

As for the people saying that socialised health care in other countries is crap, I pay about £21 a months directly from my wage packet. I don't even miss it, because I never had it in the first place. I have a chronic medical problem, which means I have to pop a pill once a day, otherwise I end up in pain and throwing up. The cost for daily medication? £7.80 every 2 months! Seems perfectly fair to me.

Also, about 2 years ago, I had a full septo-rhinoplasty (nose job) on the NHS. £3k's worth of cosmetic surgery for £21 a month... bargain!



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 04:21 AM
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Just to add, as this is the thread that I have been previously posting on on this subject that, although I understand people's outrage at the passing of this bill, is there really any need for the vast number of threads that have popped up regarding it? I'm surprised the mods haven't stepped in to some of the newer ones (all main front page threads are regarding this bill) stating that threads already exist.

As this doesn't really affect me, or any other non US citizen, I may take a little break from ATS until all this Hoo-Ha has dies down.

Peace out!




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