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Tinfoil Hat Fedora. The... Tinfoildora?. "You may note my elevated vocabulary - I am more partial to books than many in this brain-dead age, in part becaus

"You may note my elevated vocabulary - I am more partial to books than many in this brain-dead age, in part because I know that the television is being monitored."
"I believe that organized religion is for fools. Also, the Pope is a lizard person."

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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#5 - KrazyKitteh
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More like the aluminati.
User avatar #51 to #5 - comedytrash
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I don't get this because I am British and I pronounce aluminum correctly.
#57 to #51 - imagebandetector
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The person who discovered Aluminum, Humphry Davy, proposed it be called Alumium, in which he later proposed it to be called Aluminum. The reason it is also spelled Aluminium is because it was adapted to conform with metallic elements ending in "-ium". So depending on the way you look at it, either with what the discoverer proposed, or what the standard for the rest of the metallic elements is, both spellings are correct.
#101 to #57 - thempc
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it's like gif vs jif, the creator pronounced it aluminum/jif, but aluminium/gif have logic behind them as well  inb4 gif/jif *********
it's like gif vs jif, the creator pronounced it aluminum/jif, but aluminium/gif have logic behind them as well inb4 gif/jif *********
User avatar #115 to #101 - kungfulouie
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I always thought J gif sounded cooler whatever. G gif has that hard g, like in gay, and that's just not as cool as a J sound. Admittedly, my name starts with J, so I'm biased.
User avatar #114 to #51 - kungfulouie
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Yeah, but you call cookies biscuits. Wtf m8?
#52 to #51 - anon id: d3ea76a1
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YFW
#50 to #5 - kbxcn
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Comment Picture
#6 - PenguinsOfMars
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#19 to #6 - anon id: 13034977
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That's one way of battling cancer.
#1 - fourtwentt
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The pope is not a lizard...he is a reptilian tho
#2 to #1 - fourtwentt
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Also have my other relevant futurama reaction image
User avatar #15 to #2 - kungfulouie
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It always baffles me that people simultaneously accept that there are tons of "Top Secret" things the government does, and yet disregard any type of conspiracy theories. That's like saying "of course the government lies" and "the government doesn't lie to us" in the same sentence. There are a ton of conspiracies, as those are the lies the gov't tells us to cover up their secrets. Yet, "conspiracy" is such an ostracized word.

It's almost like they promote the disregard of conspiracy theories.
User avatar #27 to #15 - thechosentroll
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Because government secrets are usually boring. It's stuff like illegal dumping of chemicals, funding wars, secret weapons. Most conspiracy theories I've heard are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too elaborate, complex and impractical for any government to pull off even if they wanted to. They're just unrealistic, so I disregard them.

For example, area 51 is a popular one. Which explanation for it seems more plausible to you?
a) The military is testing new stealth planes and wants to keep the new technology a secret.
b) The entire government along with hundreds of non-government organizations and millions of random people, along with every single other country on the planet and many major corporations have been working together in perfect unison for half a century, in order to hide the existence of aliens from us.

A realistic conspiracy would be something like "The government is tricking people into believing they're hiding aliens in order to hide the fact that they're making secret weapons.".
User avatar #28 to #27 - kungfulouie
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Well funding wars and secret weapons isn't exactly boring, but pretty important actually.

And I guess as far as the alien thing goes, I have no idea what happened in 1947. Couldn't even begin to tell you. All I know is something crashed, the government said it was an alien spacecraft, then said it wasn't. and now you can't get anywhere near where it did or didn't happen. Or take sand from there, or take your uniform with you when you leave, and a bunch of other weird rules my friend was in the army . Oh, and the do not cross line that gets you shot. And the federal law that makes it illegal to come into contact with aliens. Maybe it's top secret, maybe it's cover up. Hell, maybe it's both. Maybe it just happened once. I wasn't there, I don't know.

But I will tell you I totally believe in aliens, at least their possibility. I think the reason they don't contact us is because we use our bombs to blow each other up, and to them, it probably looks like we're pointing our weapons backwards at ourselves.
#29 to #28 - thechosentroll
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Oh yeah, I know aliens exist. It's statistically nearly impossible that they don't. I also have a theory why they wouldn't contact us. See, I'm a Warhammer 40k fan, since I really like their idea of the future. Basically, the second we encounter aliens, we turn into xenophobic, space catholic naizs. Plus, I'm convinced aliens are whimps. See, Warhammer has another concept I like - death planets. Those are planets where the conditions are so inhospitable that anything or anyone that evolves on them is a massive badass. The interesting part is that no one on a death planet realizes they're on one unless they leave it and see other planets. We've had giant ******* lizards on the planet, massive volcanic eruptions that nearly wiped out humanity a couple of times, predators that can kill us with a single blow as well as herbivores that can disembowel a human just as easily, millions of viruses and bacteria, which constantly kill us, massive plagues, constant natural disasters and our only source of light gives us cancer. We take all of this as perfectly normal, but if you ask me, aliens don't have to deal with this ****. They're gonna evolve into whimpy little gray ***** we could kill by just punching then in the face.
User avatar #31 to #29 - kungfulouie
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Reminds me of this: www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/4786683/Humans+are+badass/

And I keep hearing about this Warhammer 40k, I'll have to check it out. Sounds intriguing. Hopefully it touches on how, on a planet surrounded by death, we would have some of the best diplomats too. War and peace.
#33 to #31 - thechosentroll
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Ohnonononononooooo. There is no "peace" in Warhammer 40k. In the grim darkness of the 42nd millenium there is only war, violence, cool hats and pauldrons. Just to give an example of what it's like, here are the main deities of 40k:
-The god-emperor - human of unimaginable power, crippled by his son, who sits in a life support device know as the golden throne, which requires the souls of 10 000 people a day to keep him alive
-Khorne - chaos god of war. His followers rather enjoy murdering everything in their path while screaming "BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD! SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE!" at the top of their lungs.
-Tzeentch - chaos god of............... **** if anyone knows. That's sort of his whole thing. Tzeentch is constantly plotting. Not even he knows what his plot and goals are, so he just keeps plotting for the sake of plotting. He's a god of chaos, stop trying to make sense of this.
-Nurgle - god of death, decay and all things nasty. His worship has some side-effects. 1d4chan.org/wiki/Nurgle#Side_Effects
-Slaanesh - my favorite - god of rape. I **** you not. They have a god of rape. Well, technically a god of excessive pleasure, but all his followers do is drugs and everything that moves. His followers rather enjoy raping everything their path while screaming "PORN FOR THE PORN GOD! SMUT FOR THE SMUT THRONE! RAPE FOR THE RAPE TRAIN!". Ok, they don't actually say that, but it'd be cool if they did.

Basically, just watch this. It explains the basics in a minute. LORE - Warhammer 40k Lore in a Minute!
User avatar #40 to #33 - kungfulouie
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Well then. That seems... brutally bleak.
#109 to #40 - thechosentroll
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Wait, nearly forgot something about the orks. They have a single unit of measurement - dakka. It is used to measure, speed, intensity, sound levels, size and just about everything. That's because due to the whole 'if orks believe it, it's true" thing, the louder a gun is, the more dakka it has. The more dakka it has, the more firepower it has. That's why, in theory, if an ork were to use a .50 caliber gun that made no sound, it'd do less damage than an airsoft gun loaded with wet toilet paper. Same applies for their vehicles - the louder the engine, the faster it goes.
#108 to #40 - thechosentroll
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The general stuff makes it seem bleak, but the details make it ******* awesome. And this thing has been around for over 40 years, so it has a LOT of details. Take one of the races, for example. Saaaaaaaaaay.......... ORKS! Yeah, every fantasy universe has ******* orcs. So does 40k, except they're spelled "ork" instead of "orc". They also happen to be my favorite race.

In other universes, they're just a brutish race that likes fighting. In this universe, they're basically a mix between fungus and animal. They were created by an ancient race as the perfect fighting machines, but lost control over them. Orks literally feel no pain or fear - they lack the chemical reactions that cause them. They can build anything out of anything, reproduce through spores, which leads to their amazing numbers, have a cockney accent (I **** you not) and their national sport is putting a carnivorous parasite on your face and seeing who eats who first. Also, they're psychic. An individual ork has no psychic powers, but when a large group of orks gets together, they can warp the fabric of reality to their whim. That's why ork weapons, which are basically hunks of scrap glued together, defy all logic and still work - because if enough orks believe something, it becomes true. For example, one of the upgrades you can get when playing as orks is a red paint job for all your vehicles. It makes the vehicles faster, despite the fact that it's only paint. Why? Because orks think red makes cars faster, so it makes cars faster.

Just read this if you're interested. There's too many details for me to explain. 1d4chan.org/wiki/Ork
User avatar #34 to #33 - decay
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I can confirm that Nurgle is the god of me.
User avatar #64 to #15 - christmouth
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It's because most of the popular "conspiracy theories" are just ridiculous. There's difference between suspecting that f.x. Pope Ratzinger was forcefully retired, because the Catholic church wanted a more "modern" pope, and thinking that George Bush is a reptilian alien, and most of these conspiracy theories are grouped with the latter one.
User avatar #66 to #64 - kungfulouie
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I hear you. It just seems that the entire phrase of "conspiracy theory" has a lot of negative connotations, which directly effects the true ones to be disregarded.
User avatar #68 to #66 - christmouth
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I guess that's true in a sense. If these theories have serious evidence supporting their claims, then it won't/shouldn't be ridiculed.
User avatar #69 to #68 - kungfulouie
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And that's the entire concept of conspiracy, because you can't just Google it. They and they alone the proof.
User avatar #75 to #69 - christmouth
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Then it's just shallow claims. As with my example with the pope. There's isn't really evidence supporting that the previous pope was "forced" to retire, but considering that he was the first one in 400 years to do so, and that he and the catholic church had taken some heavy criticism, then it makes sense that was discarded, so that a more charming and popular figure, like current pope, would take his place.

That isn't the case with most other conspiracies. It's just "the government is evil", or something similar.
User avatar #80 to #75 - kungfulouie
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You... do understand how secrets work, right? Just because you don't know, doesn't mean it's nothing. It just means you don't know.
User avatar #84 to #80 - christmouth
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What are you trying to say?

"conspiracy theory noun
: a theory that explains an event or situation as the result of a secret plan by usually powerful people or groups"
User avatar #87 to #84 - kungfulouie
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I also think I read your statement as aggressive, and I apologize.
User avatar #90 to #87 - christmouth
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It's okey.
User avatar #85 to #84 - kungfulouie
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Yes. Exactly. Only the fact that the "proof" people are looking for is held solely in the same hands of the people that claim it doesn't exist.
User avatar #89 to #85 - christmouth
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Sorry, I didn't mean evidence. If they had so, then it wouldn't be a theory. What I meant was that they needed convincing arguments for their claims, and not the typical "the government is out to get you."
User avatar #91 to #89 - kungfulouie
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And that's assuming they don't just destroy the proof. It always baffles me when people assume that every secret is kept in some hidden box somewhere, so they can monologue about it later or something. No, they just destroy it, because obviously. Only crazy serial killers keep trophies.
User avatar #95 to #91 - christmouth
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We're kind of talking past each others. Yeah, it is true that sufficient evidence might have been destroyed, but things as motives, intentions, and other things can't be hidden or destroyed.
Like what motives would the catholic church have in replacing the pope, how would they benefit, did they benefit, etc. This is what I meant with that they need something substantial to support their claims.

One thing that is common with the people, who are involved with these kinds of conspiracies is, that they don't need these kinds of things to build their theories, as the most important thing is that there is a conspiracy. It doesn't matter if it was aliens, or the Russians that killed JFK.
User avatar #103 to #95 - kungfulouie
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I can agree to that. Without proof, some people tend to revert back to "it must be nothing", even if it's just to them the proof lacks.
User avatar #20 to #15 - oosime
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i think that when people say "conspiracy theory" they are talking about min control chemicals being put into the air by ufos controlled by reptilian antichrist congressmen from the moon.
User avatar #21 to #20 - kungfulouie
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I get what your saying. But a lot of people hear conspiracy and have a tendency to dismiss it, generalizing it as something outlandish and far out.
User avatar #3 to #1 - twistedwoodthing [OP]
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I can't believe I didn't think of that when I was making this.
#4 - shadowrated
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User avatar #8 to #4 - colledgedude
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What are you going to do about the overheating on a **** laptop, and the fact that the wireless receptor is on TOP OF THE ******* KEYBOARD? Even if you got a tower, the connection would reveal your location. An IP anonymizer might help against amatuers...
#48 to #8 - xcoreyx
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It's a joke you ********
#13 to #8 - bbzz
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ok
User avatar #39 to #4 - datladyluna
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I dont get it
#55 to #39 - anon id: d3ea76a1
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come on bro it's a tinfoil hat for ur laptop
#25 - slayeralpha
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Comment Picture
User avatar #67 to #25 - drifterfamas
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nice meme m8
#26 to #25 - levitatingscrotum
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Snipars army? Snipars army.
#30 - poorfaag
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guys, guys, my girlfriend got a fedora what does that mean? she doesn't wear it anymore, but she has it. and inb4 neckbeard girlfriend
User avatar #60 to #30 - bigboyblue
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My ex-girlfriend used to wear a fedora before it was co-- Son of a bitch, I dated a hipster!
#41 to #30 - greyhoundfd
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**greyhoundfd rolled image** List of Fedora-ness

Any woman: Normal hat
Normal guy: Normal Hat
Gay Guy: Fabulous Hat
"bro" guy: Official Seal of Douchebaggery
Neckbeard: Official Seal of Virginity
#44 to #41 - poorfaag
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was hoping she was indiana Jones.
User avatar #45 to #44 - greyhoundfd
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Only Indiana Jones is Indiana Jones in a fedora
#46 to #45 - poorfaag
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Thats deep
User avatar #32 to #30 - letmetouchyourboob
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she has a hat. that's it.
User avatar #47 to #30 - rjgnal
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did she go on and win the eurovision this year?
#112 to #47 - poorfaag
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That joke made little to no sense.
User avatar #94 to #47 - thempc
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what is eurovision, i've heard multiple jokes about it
#111 to #94 - rjgnal
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eurovision 2014 winner
1 picture worth 1000 words
#56 to #47 - anon id: d3ea76a1
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no this is his girlfriend
User avatar #53 - bakonforall
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*Aluminati
User avatar #54 to #53 - bakonforall
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I feel the need to clarify that this is a pun, because i know some of you would otherwise think that I'm just some dumb ****** who thinks that's the right way to spell Illuminati.
User avatar #76 to #54 - twistedwoodthing [OP]
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No, I see what you did there, but I'm concerned by the spelling of bacon in your username.
User avatar #105 to #76 - bakonforall
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Well you spelled fisted with a 'tw' in your username, so i guess we both made typos.
User avatar #106 to #105 - twistedwoodthing [OP]
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That sounds like some pretty weird porn. I don't know if I'm supposed to be offended, but I'm actually curious about that now.
User avatar #116 to #106 - bakonforall
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You're not supposed to be offended, you're supposed to acknowledge that my petty defensiveness actually produced a decent point, and hopefully you will also say that my arbitrarily spewed ******** has rendered you speechless, thus fueling my undeserved, immature sense of pride.
User avatar #118 to #116 - twistedwoodthing [OP]
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uh... yes to all those things? I swoon before your commenting mastery?
#11 - biscuitsunited
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#12 - gibroner
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this will keep the aliens from friend-zoning my thoughts
User avatar #14 - kungfulouie
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You want to hear my conspiracy theory?

I think the government does use mind control. Only it's not some crazy "in the drinking water" conspiracy, I think it's in television. The one universal thing that the massive majority of the population stares at for hours and hours everyday. I think they use it to push their agenda of what they want people to believe, along with a sort of subliminal messaging as well. Why create some nefarious chemical or whatever when you have people sitting in front of their "what to think" box already. I think it fools the way more people then most think.
User avatar #35 to #14 - gammajk
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Babby's first thought against the government
User avatar #83 to #35 - twistedwoodthing [OP]
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*baby's
#36 to #35 - kungfulouie
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I've been here awhile.  Thanks anyway
I've been here awhile. Thanks anyway
User avatar #38 to #36 - kungfulouie
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And I'm not against the government, I'm just saying if you let them break the rules, they totally will. Abuse of power is pretty standard, it started right about the time someone had control over someone else. So... forever? It's up to the population to keep their leaders in check. I'm not anti-government, I'm pro-reality.
User avatar #58 to #35 - theugandanhero
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Oh look.
a misinfo agent.
Smile for the camera!
User avatar #73 to #58 - gammajk
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...
what?
What the **** does that even mean?
User avatar #86 to #73 - theugandanhero
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It's provacative
#59 to #14 - gerfox
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Well, I think you are kind of right. Television do control, or at least greatly influence a huge chunk of the population. However, at least where I come from - television is to a small extent controlled by the government, or at least influenced by it's policies. Television is the same as the rest of media, how you perceive things are most often a result of the individual who's giving you the informations perspective. For instance in Norway the media has often a strong anti-Israeli agenda, which was very obvious when the Israeli president visited us earlier this week.People are affected by that, even though our relationship with Israel on a state level is good.

tl:dr; I think the power of media usually reflects the opinion of the majority of the population (or at least the portion engulfed in media) rather than the government.
User avatar #61 to #59 - kungfulouie
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Agreed, to an extent. I can agree that they reflect the population's tastes to a certain extent, but I really do think they push their agendas regardless, and I really do think they do a sort of, how to put this without sounding crazy, a sort of "under the breath" influence on things they want you to believe. And hell, maybe a bunch of other stuff. I know the gov't has been trying out "influencing techniques" for literally decades.
#62 to #61 - gerfox
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I think the reason why someone is reacting at times is rather because journalists often tend to have different opinions than others, or to have stronger opinions than others.

And you are right, what you are saying is truly a conspiracy theory, because there's no way for me proving you wrong, and there's no way for you proving that you are right.

The government will of course always try to gain support for their policies, but imo that will always be through their political platform and supporters (and thus journalists), and this again will usually reflect public opinion.
User avatar #65 to #62 - kungfulouie
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Again, I agree with you. They certainly do those things in the way you specified, as they need to be done. I just think they do both
#70 to #65 - gerfox
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Well, I think this is an okay conspiracy theory to believe in, and you reason it quite alright - would've been worse if you didn't believe in the moon landing or something. That just rustles my jimmies.
User avatar #71 to #70 - kungfulouie
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I'm sure people have been on the moon. Although you would've think they'd have found a better dye for their flags. Did you know they're almost pure white now?
#72 to #71 - gerfox
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Yeah, because the moon has no atmosphere and no protection from the sun.
User avatar #92 to #14 - manofbeardliness
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I read all of your comments, and get what you're saying, but you're off on the government's control over television. The government regulates TV, which yes, is controlling but at the end of the day the Disney Corporation has the most control over television. The government's purpose is to predict the peoples behavior and to act accordingly based on collected data. Yes, they do make implications on what to buy, own, etc. but they aren't forcing it. It's far easier to have most people buying from a narrowed down market than a broader one. It's just one big guessing game. Step back and look at it as a macro issue. The government is trying to appease 316 million citizens (in the U.S). Even with all of the alleged media control, they still have to collect data on all of the goods and services (GDP), which leads to a 6 month lag to calculate the info, then they have to adjust based on the collected data. So the rest of the time they're just making educated guesses based on what's collected, they plug what they'd like people to buy to ease the cycle. It's all implied, not enforced. Whether people want to believe they have an evil agenda is up to them.
User avatar #102 to #92 - kungfulouie
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I understand the concept of demographics, and it's regulation of supply and demand. I get all that, I really do, and I understand that they do those things, as any solid business model would dictate. But I believe the government also attempts to push their own goals and agendas to control the population while they're sedentarily staring at their televisions for hours each day. I think they not only have a say in what the television shows, as we already know how they screen it for say "military endangerment", but also put things onto it both outwardly and (I don't want to say subliminally, as that has it's own connotations) let's say quietly, that has an influence in what people believe. As I said, they've been studying "mind influence" techniques for literally decades. Hypnotism, suggestion, trace states, all of it. They've already proven they have no qualms about sneaking in for control, and this is something that would be very easy to do, as they've already admitted aspects of control. The power tries to control the populous, as that's who gives them power. It's been that way since every power that's existed. Not too far fetched at all.
User avatar #110 to #102 - manofbeardliness
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Companies do use psychology to influence people but I'd credit it to make money, not control people. Here's a pretty neat video that your comment reminded me of.

Derren Brown applies the psychology of memory
User avatar #113 to #110 - kungfulouie
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I'd phrase that more to the point of that it's already common for companies to do a certain aspect of basic psychological exploitation for profit, so of course the government would do it for control. Along with probably far more advanced techniques, as they have been trying, admittedly, for decades to do. I mean, of course advertisers and companies use simple techniques so you buy Captain Crunch, but the gov't would use theirs to make you believe things like compliance through complacency for example.
User avatar #117 to #113 - manofbeardliness
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Yea that could be true, but as an economics major I don't credit the country's complacency on government intervention, there's far too many conflicting interests involved in the corporate U.S and people are just as divided in opinions. The government's job is to interpenetrate, guess, and asses. There's way too many factors involved in the makeup of the country and government so it's hard to fathom the government having as much of a grasp on things as conspirators claim. To each their own opinion though.
User avatar #119 to #117 - kungfulouie
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Let's agree to disagree then. I think there is a difference between the corporations who try and asses the demographics for economic purposes, and the government who uses it in an attempt to control the masses.
User avatar #120 to #119 - manofbeardliness
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That's fine by me. I'm a skeptic with most things, so unless there's a good amount of non-objective evidence, I have doubts. Honestly, I wouldn't even classify what you've said as a conspiracy theory. The biggest difference in our opinions is you think the government has more malicious intentions and more control over television than me. It's a given that television is used to manipulate people, the intentions is what people argue over.
User avatar #49 to #14 - gmarrox
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(05/13/2014) [-]
This has been a well established conspiracy theory since the dawn of television.
#16 to #14 - unknovne
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yes yes i now see it clearly i must attempt to be a rich redneck with a duck fetish.
User avatar #18 to #16 - kungfulouie
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And Duck Dynasty was a brilliant show from a marketing standpoint. They simultaneously got a vast amount of the southern demographic tuning in because they empathized with them, the hunting and fishing demographic because of product placement and hunting tips, and the entire outer demographic whom watched the show for a feeling of superiority and shock value. I only saw two episodes, but I can see how, demographically, it became the money maker it did.
#22 to #18 - unknovne
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and we have a winner, its not about the gowernment wanting to control you its about money, the us state can hardly keep track off its own army or police, and it seems to have very little knowledge about anything to do with that internet thingy, i mean they can hardly make a website, and while yes i do think the state would love to be 1864 they appear to be far less competent.
User avatar #24 to #22 - kungfulouie
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Also, I'm positive if they had to make a website to weaponize something, that website would be ******* flawless. America is known for it's weaponized technology. It would just seem when it comes to poor people getting insurance to go to the doctor, they really don't seem to give a ****.
User avatar #23 to #22 - kungfulouie
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Make no mistake, the government definitely wants to control you. You are their power supply. If they control you, they control the only check to their power that exists. As it's been since always, control the population.
User avatar #17 to #16 - kungfulouie
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Disregard and dismissal is one of the government's best tools. Of course there are "Top Secret" things which they lie about, but anyone saying anything about them, accusing them of lying, is called a "conspiracy theorist" and wholly disregarded. Top secret, yes, conspiracies, no. You do realize how ridiculous that is, right?
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