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Forum Post: Tonight boycott nbc, abc, cbs, etc. and educate yourselves !

Posted 10 years ago on Dec. 9, 2011, 11:37 a.m. EST by KVNLGN (154)
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You may not agree with everything but there is an abundant amount of information that needs to be learned. You should at least question what has been spoon-fed to you over the decades as we can all agree that the government is about one thing and one thing only- keeping things exactly as they currently are...profit for the 1% and debt and slavery for the 99%....





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[-] 1 points by fucorporatemedia (451) 10 years ago

I've had my TV off for a decade, but the bullshit keeps growing.

We cannot just ignore the TV, because there are still millions of Americans just not getting their news from the internet and are still being brainwashed. These people are impossible to have a discussion with because they are so misinformed.

These are our public airwaves. It is not enough to shut it off for ourselves, we must take it back. A democracy cannot survive without a free press.

Occupy can take the media back by Occupying the TV stations. They are just as much to blame as Wall Street and Congress in all this, they have been covering their asses and enabling them every step of the way.

[-] 0 points by theaveng (602) 10 years ago

But I like sitcoms (Family Guy), dramas (CSI), and science fiction or fantasy (Supernatural). I don't want them yanked off the air when you revoke the stations' licenses.

Although I guess if you did that, then ABC, CW, MyNetTV, et cetera would just move to cable. So they wouldn't really be lost.

[-] 1 points by Frizolio (80) 10 years ago

I did that years ago and that includes FOX. The so called Patriot act that Obummer has embraced requires all network news to be analyzed by the Pentagon first before being released. Wake up people!


[-] 1 points by Frizolio (80) 10 years ago

Obama can barely read a teleprompter. Buildings that equal 22 Pentagons have popped up in the DC area for a nice expansion of the Pentagon and gubment personnel. Gee I wonder why.

[-] 1 points by simplesimon (121) 10 years ago

Well you know...it's for the grand wizard's people, and for the transformers, especially inside Department of Agriculture. Duh.

[-] 1 points by KVNLGN (154) 10 years ago

is that written somewhere ? it would be great to post the specifics...what a joke.

[-] 1 points by KVNLGN (154) 10 years ago

anyone...anyone, bueller....

[-] 0 points by Farleymowat (415) 10 years ago

Blow up your tv.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 10 years ago

"Turn off the TV!" counsels the Dalai Lama to his American audiences, with a wide grin.

He knows how HYPNOTIZED AND ADDICTED we have become to the "boob tube".

Most of American TV is part of a mass experiment in COLLECTIVE CRETINIZATION, probably unparalleled in human history.

The first revolutionary act that an American citizen can do is to CANCEL HIS CABLE SUBSCRIPTION.

In addition to FREEING HIM PERSONALLY from the powerful Propaganda Machine of the 1%, it constitutes a very efficient form of PROTEST of the 99% against the same 1%, that will hurt the latter's bottom line.

Let's teach people to find their own news - the REAL news - on their computer and launch a CANCEL CABLE CAMPAIGN!

[-] 0 points by theaveng (602) 10 years ago


Did that 10 years ago. I have been trying to get others to do it too, saying they can get TV off their antenna and hulu.com, but so far NONE have listened. Even when I say, "You would say about 1000 a year," they still don't listen. So sad. I think they are addicts.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 10 years ago

It IS an addiction for sure. I know I was seriously addicted to TV since childhood.

[-] 0 points by theaveng (602) 10 years ago

What I can't figure out is why they'd throw-away 1000 a year, when there are free alternatives like antenna or hulu.com. And then they throw another 1000 year on cellphones. Why??? It makes zero sense to me.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 10 years ago

You know what? To me, even worse than throwing out $1000. a year is throwing out thousands of hours of our TIME watching "junk-entertainment" such as game shows or "junk news" such as Faux News, CNN, etc., etc.

When I got rid of cable two years ago, I got my life back. I began to exercise, lost 30 pounds, wrote a best-seller... and never looked back.

As for a cellphone, I never had one. WHO NEEDS IT? I suspect that, much like television, electronic gadgets are an unrecognized ADDICTION.

The wise have always extolled the joys of a simple life.

[-] 0 points by theaveng (602) 10 years ago

I have a cellphone and yeah I do need it. It's how my boss gets in touch with me (since I'm on the road), and I've used it twice when my car brokedown. The cost is only 5 dollars so not really a financial burden.

[-] 0 points by theaveng (602) 10 years ago

I don't have cable TV. (I refuse to enrich Comcast with another $1000 a year of money.) So the only "news" channels I get are ABC, CBS, NBC at 6:30.... it's pretty pathetic.

That's the bad news. The good news is that RT.com and France24.com are streaming their news for free, so I partake of them instead. Also progressive talk radio in Chicago, and downloadable podcasts from GBTV and infowars.


[-] 1 points by KVNLGN (154) 10 years ago

that is a great start. i need to to "deleverage" my tv set up as well. i dont want to part with nat geo and few others. still need sports too... it is a process.

[-] 0 points by theaveng (602) 10 years ago

You don't need sports. The outcome is pointless. Today's winner is next week's loser. This year's national champion team is next year's has-been. Sports is so ephemeral. They hold zero interest for me unless I'm personally involved.

And Nat Geo is probably available at hulu.com or nationalgeographic.com or isohunt.com. I know I've seen a lot of those so-called "cable" programs through the net. (One of my favorites was Life after People.) Beside there are FREE channels over the antenna that are equivalent to Nat.Geo like PBS World or PBS Info. Goto http://tvlistings.zap2it.com and type in your zipcode to see what's available completely free.

Even if you think you absolutely cannot live without CATV, you could always downgrade it. Dish TV only costs $20. Anyway good luck breaking your addiction. ;-).