Kill your TV
There is a campaign going on right now telling people to lay off on the TV a little bit, the homepage for this campaign says the purpose is to influence people to get up and active. I agree with this campaign but for a different reason. Over %90 of the world media is owned by 6 companies referred to as the big 6. These companies are GE, Walt Disney, News Corp, TimeWarner, Viacom, and CBS. In 2009 these companies combined for an income of over 275.9 BILLION DOLLARS. The largest of these companies, General Electric, had an income of 157 billion dollars. This means that if it were a country it would have a high enough GDP to be in the G-20 summit. We need to kill our TVs world. To learn more about politics, internet censorship, and hacking, please follow this blog.
Operation Black March
Can’t Spell Conspiracy without Piracy
These SOPA and PIPA laws have a hidden agenda. The government says that they’re designed to stop piracy, which might be true, but they have another, much more diabolical purpose. These laws are meant to restrict American freedom by policing the internet. Censorship of the internet by the government leads to the people becoming ignorant, which is exactly what they want. They don’t want you to hear radical new ideas, and they don’t want you to think for yourself. Everything they can censor puts them another step closer to that goal. Every censored website, every censored song, every censored book. Don’t let yourself become ignorant. Take back the reigns. Call your local Senators and Representatives. We need to get involved in our government again. Voter participation rates are at an all time low, and that is a very bad thing. For more on internet censorship, and to learn how to combat it, please follow this blog.
I don’t even Watch the News Anymore
I used to watch the news, but I’ve given up on it. I’ve stopped watching the news for a lot of reasons. First, it’s depressing. There’s never any really good news. Maybe something about a family surviving a tornado, or a dog named Hero saving a boy from a well, but that stuff is hugely outweighed by the economy, wars, death, crime, and politics. Secondly, how do I even know any of it is even true? I always feel like I’m being told the news selectively. The anchors are being told in between commercials what’s going on, and then what they’ll tell the people watching. Take the Phoenix lights incident for example. There was not even media acknowledgement that it could be something weird going on. They went straight to “Flares” from “scheduled military drills”. Well let me just say that as a long time aviation enthusiast I’ve seen videos of flares, and flares don’t float in a single spot for hours on end. So I keep up to date on domestic issues using domestic media. Watching the presidential debates on the normal news channels for example. Then I watch the domestic news for world events, and sort of cross reference it with the BBC news. I’m not sure why but I’ve always noticed that the British news has a little better coverage of world events. They have a report from a journalist attached to a military regiment almost every night. I feel that this makes the reporting perhaps a little more trustable. And finally, I do plenty of my own research on the subjects I’m interested in to see if there are any additional claims associated with a news story, and then I check the validity of any extreme claims.