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Journal smittyoneeach's Journal: Hold before you the truth that the Kochs are the bad guys 23

The FCC may have suspended its invasion into American newsrooms, but the controversial "Critical Information Needs" study also has George Soros' fingerprints all over it.
While disturbing, this should come as no surprise since Soros' gave more than $52 million to media organizations from 2000-2010.
Two schools were working with FCC on the project, according to Byron York of The Washington Examiner. The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Communication and Democracy, were tasked by the FCC with coming up with criteria for what information is "critical" for Americans to have. The FCC study would have covered newspapers, websites, radio and television, according to The Washington Post.
On top of the 1st Amendment problems with this proposal, the schools involved have strong ties to liberal billionaire George Soros' Open Society Foundations and have gotten more than $1.8 million from since 2000.

Read the whole thing, and don't forget that the Kochs are bad.

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  • Ying and yang..

    Your point?

    Big money is big money, no matter who is behind it.

    • Well, see, one of the two is for increasing liberty, the other seems to be about crushing it.
      Unless you're one of those "slavery is the new freedom" types.
      • Of really? Pull the other one. They want to protect and increase their wealth/power. That is their singular goal. They could hardly give a damn about your "liberty". That you believe they discuss such nonsense when they are off camera only show gross naivete. That you pick sides in this little fairy tale says something else entirely.

        • Your God-like understanding of their motives is irrefutable.
          • :-) If you were awake and paid attention and not so blinded by cultural propaganda, you would have learned this in your first week of biology class.

            • Haven't we long since flogged your hyper-materialist horse down to glue?
              • Well, until you can cough up something even remotely as plausible, that's all you got buddy. In this world 2 + 2 still equals 4, and Rayleigh scattering is for real...

                        1. a colorless, transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid that forms the seas, lakes, rivers, and rain and is the basis of the fluids of living organisms.

                • How about you explain to me how life precipitates from the periodic table of elements, invents and internet, and shares information in a way that is self-aware?
                  The hyper-materialist crowd is the walking joke here, as Thomas Nagel [] has explored. He laughs at my theistic answers as much as your existential impotence, but we all merit a good chuckle from time to time.
                  • How about you explain to me how life precipitates from the periodic table of elements, invents and internet, and shares information in a way that is self-aware?

                    Nature baby! Cold and totally, absolutely indifferent nature. Attraction and repulsion. Electrical and chemical. What you anthropomorphize and call "god"*. And like it or not, you are still on autopilot. Ain't it beautiful?

                    *Which, through us became self aware.

        • by mwlewis ( 794711 )
          Then I guess I must not really care about their liberty either, but since my increased liberty is a side effect of their increased liberty, I'm OK with that. OTOH, as Soros gets more influence, my liberty is decreased. Whatever the motives, the two "sides" of billionaires are not the same. That you are blinded by your envy says a lot about you.
          • Soros gets more influence, my liberty is decreased.

            Well, that's just bullshit. You people only nuzzle up to them because you think you're gonna get some to rub off.

            • by mwlewis ( 794711 )
              Yes, I explicitly said I wanted some of that extra liberty to rub off. Why is that bullshit? I cannot make sense of such an argument, except to the extent that you seem to want bad things to happen to certain people.
              • They aren't about "liberty". They only want to hoard/concentrate their wealth/power. You people are only looking for the same thing, and believe things like trickle down will make you rich, just like them. The envy is yours. You wish you could be Richard Cory. Your "liberty" based on their actions would be entirely ancillary. I can assure you it is of no concern to them one way or the other. Please, don't be so naive. You're only propping up an aristocracy that is many thousands of years old without any con

                • by mwlewis ( 794711 )
                  Oh, sorry, I didn't realize this was the "making shit up" about others thread. I'll stop posting now.
                  • Yes, you are making shit up. You repeating fairy tales. On the other hand, so is this JE, in a back handed way. So anyway, thank you :-)

                    He was such a nice boy, quiet, kept to himself, very polite.. Nobody ever expected this. I pray for the victims...

          • Soros is a Nazi.

            No, not Godwinning the thread, Soros is a real, living, breathing historical artifact -- he's a National Socialist, a Nazi.

            ... and he loves Obama. Kindred spirit.
            • One guy's a nazi, the other a fascist. Have a good supply of KY on hand. You're gonna need it.

              • You sound like Captain Splendid.

                Also, much like CS, you're completely wrong. Facism / Nazism are phenomenon of the political LEFT, not RIGHT.

                Modern Liberalism is the unholy child of Marx's socialism and Robespierre's secular humanism. It is wholly on the LEFT of the political spectrum. Communism, National Socialism, the Italian Fascism, are all fruit born from this tree.

                The sooner you realize this, the sooner you'll have an escape plan.
                • Bla bla bla yadda yadda yadda. You know what you can do with your "left" and "right". There's freedom and authority, and you damn people sure as hell don't stand for freedom, except to exploit and subjugate. Yours is nothing but your regular southern strategy bullshit. So, please, save it for the imbeciles who believe in that crap over there at your Ace of Spaces, pjmedia, etc... Or, you gotta find another angle if you want me to take you seriously.

                  • The problem is that you apparently define "freedom" as freedom from consequences, which is complete folly.

                    Consider this poor girl. []

                    My response: And just what the f..k did you think you were going to do with a degree in WOMEN'S STUDIES? Design bridges?

                    But because this poor girl can't find a job as a CEO somewhere, apparently it's "unfair" that someone else is CEO somewhere. Give me a break.

Heuristics are bug ridden by definition. If they didn't have bugs, then they'd be algorithms.