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Wax poetic about how you love government control for cold hard cash $$$

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posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 08:50 PM
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OutKast Searcher, I think I found out the answer to your question.

The EPA is offering cold hard cash for people to post vids about how much they love having the federal government regulate every little, stinkin aspect of their lives. I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.




EPA Offers Cash for Propaganda

The Environmental Protection Agency is offering thousands of taxpayer dollars and free publicity to whoever produces the most compelling pro-government-regulation propaganda, it announced on its website and in a YouTube video.

“Almost every aspect of our lives is touched by federal regulations,” the contest announcement correctly points out. “Even before you leave the house in the morning, government regulations help set the price of the coffee you drink, the voltage of electricity your alarm clock uses, and the types of programming allowed on the morning news.

But rather than point out the total lack of constitutional authority for said rules — or the growing regulation-induced economic burden shouldered by struggling American families and businesses — the EPA is bribing citizens and legal residents to create propaganda promoting the “importance” of the thousands of arbitrary edicts spewed forth by Leviathan’s myriad bureaucracies.

“Create a short video, not to exceed 90 seconds in length, explaining why rules are important” urges the EPA’s online announcement. Additionally, the video should discuss “why the average American should care about federal regulations.” Presumably, a threat of jail time or over a trillion dollars in wasted “compliance” costs are not the reasons being sought for why people should care. To be eligible for the prize, the entry must also direct viewers to www.regulations.gov, a federal website which touts itself as “your online source for U.S. government regulations from nearly 300 federal agencies.”

According to the EPA’s website, the “E-Rulemaking Program” and the agency’s ‘Office of Regulatory and Policy Management’ will award $2,500 to the contest winner and “post his or her video on Regulations.gov as well as the EPA Web site.” The best propaganda piece will be selected by a panel of representatives from multiple federal agencies using criteria such as creativity, quality, “accuracy,” and how effectively it “promotes greater awareness about federal rulemaking and encourages viewers to participate in the process.” All entries must be submitted by May 17.

Read more: The New American



Better hurry up guys and gals, time is running out.



Am I the only one who noticed that they mentioned the federal government controls the content of your morning news?






[edit on 4/28/10 by FortAnthem]




posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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Star and flag. I think I will make a video about how I love it when the government protects me from myself by limiting my freedoms, stripping me of my choices, and taxing me for my legal vices while at the same time they let people build casinos everywhere they can because they get a cut of the action. Next thing you know they will let women have sex for money as long as they can tax it. Ooops to late. I love my moral and non-hypocritical government.

[edit on 28-4-2010 by Peace Pipe]



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 09:25 PM
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PROpaganda would be; Come work for for the CIA and be more untouchable than the President, you might even become one, But we'll still be your boss.


Amazing indeed, S&F.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 09:32 PM
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Sounds like a good deal IF you can work in some tongue in cheek jabs at the policies or maybe talk in a tone of voice that tips the viewer off to the fact they are watching propaganda (monotone government slave zombie voice)/

Sort of the way Colbert emulates a conservative host in order to make fun of them or the Onion skewers News with its deadpan delivery of hilarious nonsense.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by FortAnthem
Am I the only one who noticed that they mentioned the federal government controls the content of your morning news?



Indeed, but I am not so surprised with this also stated.


U.S. government regulations from nearly 300 federal agencies



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
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Sounds like a good deal IF you can work in some tongue in cheek jabs at the policies or maybe talk in a tone of voice that tips the viewer off to the fact they are watching propaganda (monotone government slave zombie voice)/

Sort of the way Colbert emulates a conservative host in order to make fun of them or the Onion skewers News with its deadpan delivery of hilarious nonsense.




That would be awesome if someone could actually win the prize with some subtly sarcastic vid that pokes fun at the government's complete control over every aspect of our lives.


Knowing how dumb many government employees are, it may just be possible.




Originally posted by Grey Magic


Indeed, but I am not so surprised with this also stated.


U.S. government regulations from nearly 300 federal agencies



Just imagine, each of those agencies probably has hundreds, if not thousands of rules governing every darn little thing we do every day. This really is scary.


I wonder what kind of tool would send in a vid painting all of the micro-managing of our lives as a good thing?


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posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 10:01 PM
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My prediction is that an illegal alien will win. His pitch will be that he loves how the government protects him while he is here and how they enabled him to suck off the teets of the American taxpayer. Of course, it will all be in Spanish so most people won't get it.

His hook line can be.. I love how the US government enforces all kind of ridiculous rules on its own citizens, but doesn't do a damn think about me being here.......wait for it.... wait for it... ILLEGALLY.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 10:10 PM
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Talk about suckling at the government teat, how many people are employed at those 300 agencies responsible for the content of my morning news?



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 10:52 PM
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I am so disturbed by this I'm finding it hard to put together rational thought.



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