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US Gov't Adverts on ATS evidence of a nanny state as UK is accused?

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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 02:50 PM
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I am constantly entertained and amused by the passionate assertions of US members that the UK is a 'nanny state' but it appears to me that the US could equally wear the same badge when government adverts are considered.
I spent a few minutes refreshing a page and gathering a selection of banner adverts on ATS, as shown below:



It would appear to me that the US government is spending a lot of time and resources on 'educating' or advising their citizens how to live their lives. I appreciate that most governments will of course consider this 'their job' but to date I have never seen such an onslaught of propaganda from the UK government on any internet site I've visited since I first got online in 1996.

Interested in the thoughts of members but for the sake of 'on-topic' debate please remain focussed solely on brainwashing advertising/propaganda from government and not CCTV, gun laws, socialist healthcare, or any other unrelated criticism of UK government policy you may have burning inside yourselves.




posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 02:53 PM
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i see none of these banners.. adblock ftw..

who cares what the ads are, someone has the pay the bills around here!



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 02:55 PM
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Originally posted by dc4lifeskater
i see none of these banners.. adblock ftw..

who cares what the ads are, someone has the pay the bills around here!

I absolutely understand the need for revenue by any website, perhaps you did not understand my point regarding government advertising/propaganda. Please feel free to PM me if you would like further clarification on the intents of the OP.



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 04:43 PM
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This is the funniest one so far on ATS, considering the many 'crooked UK teeth' comments I've seen from US media/forums over the years:


Perhaps the government advertising is the reason for this idea of perfect US teeth?
Maybe the good citizens all follow said advice to avoid spending thousands on veneers and implants?
Oh, if only the UK government cared about so many aspects of our life enough to advertise as the US does.


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Here's a nice one from FEMA I just saw while reading another topic:


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How sweet, it appears the US government feels a need to remind their citizens that they have countryside to enjoy if they wish:


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Another child car seat advert, and with the backing of Disney. Oh how I wish the UK government cared as much for our citizens who cannot think for themselves:


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Another one reminding citizens what a forest is. I think I would be unhappy about UK tax money being spent so wastefully:


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posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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Yeah I see you're just talking about the Overt stuff like those old "this is your brain on drugs" ads from the ONDCP (Office of National Drug Control Policy). What's more insidious is the covert stuff - like when some government arm sponsors (in part) various themes among TV programming. Last year there was one week that at least five different TV shows had episodes about terrorists/mass destruction - I wouldn't be at all surprised if the entire cost of the series "Homeland" wasn't government sponsored.

ganjoa



posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 05:15 PM
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I wouldn't be surprised if you were right because if I wanted to bring public opinion close to government I would use any trick in the book, 'in your face' advertisments work best on the people most vulnerable to suggestion, more cunning measures are needed for more questioning folk.





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