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Forum Post: Fracking and Psychological Operations: Empire Comes Home

Posted 2 years ago on March 9, 2012, 10:13 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17440)
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Javers revealed that Matt Pitzarella, head of the public relations team at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based natural gas corporation, Range Resources, openly admitted that his corporation utilizes psychological warfare (psyops) military veterans as community relations professionals, hired to apply the skills gained on the periphery for work to be done here at home.

"We have several former PSYOPs folks that work for us at Range because they're very comfortable dealing with localized issues and local governments," said Pitzarella at the conference.

He continued, "Really all they do is spend most of their time helping folks develop local ordinances and things like that. But very much having that understanding of PSYOPs in the Army and in the Middle East has applied very helpfully here for us in Pennsylvania."

http://www.truth-out.org/fracking-and-psychological-operations-empire-comes-home/1331220971

A must read.

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[-] 5 points by Nevada1 (4464) 2 years ago

Good post. Gives us an understanding about what is really going on.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Thanks, Nevada1.

[-] 4 points by shooz (18013) 2 years ago

I've been trying to explain for a while now, it's all about "multi-pronged marketing/PR".

Whatever it takes to sell the lie.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Yep.

I think they need a new name. PR sounds entirely too respectable.

[-] 3 points by shooz (18013) 2 years ago

Propaganda by any other name, is still propaganda.

How about VRI?

Value Removed Information........:)

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Still too clean....but good. :D

[-] 3 points by shooz (18013) 2 years ago

How about NVI?

Negative Value Information.

Just calling it bull shit, will never get by the censors.........:)

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

That's a good one, too.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (34865) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

What ? PR ?

"Public Raping" (?) I thought that was an entirely appropriate name for them to use.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

LOL.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (34865) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Thank you, I love it when I can give laughter - especially in trying times.


Check this out it is at least worth a smile:

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Dan,

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[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

That's great!! It really is.

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (34865) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

It really is a day brightener! poor lonely hate monger. HAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

That is the size of it all right!! Even his apology was inadequate.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (34865) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

That was supposed to be an apology? To whom - His sponsors? They also felt it was inadequate I'm guessing.

Huh - go figure.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Sponsers. It had to be and they were not pleased. :D

[+] -6 points by DKAtoday (34865) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Some sponsors can have a touch of humanity in them - even if it is only a survival instinct - I mean they were sponsors after all.

[-] 2 points by shooz (18013) 2 years ago
[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17440) 2 years ago

Let's hope that there is some actual regulation that happens.

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[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (34865) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

It is warfare. The corrupt have been using this against the population for a very long time.

See - the thing is - we are catching on - and when that happens psyops become visible - and the people see the actions behind the words behind the misinformation.

AND - We Move Forward - TOGETHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!