posted on Apr, 29 2010 @ 03:47 AM
Originally posted by On the Edge
Not since the switch to DTV,and not much before that either.
So, you're really, genuinely afraid that the government is trying to control your brain through a TV signal? Do you realize how stereotypically
schizophrenic this sounds? Or are you pulling our legs?
...that aside... I don't watch TV, either; I sold the damn thing for twenty bucks once console video games stopped being any good. I haven't owned
one for six years now. I do follow a handful of shows, in particular Lost and The Venture Brothers, but I can't stand to watch even my favorite shows
on television; I'll watch them on a legal, legitimate website if available, or download them through bittorrent if they aren't. The one
channel I miss, on occasion, is HBO, and that's not for a lack of available movie content on my computer; it's because I liked the combination of
frequent new content, whose order I did not determine (as I must do on my computer), delivered without advertising. Even then, I have Netflix to make
up for it.
The sheer preponderance of advertising on television is distracting, patronizing, and extremely annoying. The fact that people take it so for granted,
and accept it so graciously (especially considering that most Americans watch upwards of 4-6 hours of television per day) is absolutely amazing to
If you want evidence of systematic mind control through television, don't look to the waveforms used to encode the signal. Look at the crap they
spend the vast majority of their money, and fully one-third of the time, to show
you using this signal.
[edit on 29-4-2010 by The Parallelogram]