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July 15 2014

surveyork
13:02

April 01 2013

surveyork
15:40

"Imperial society galaxy-wide is characterized by religious intolerance, superstition, xenophobia, militarism, and antiscience. Critical thinking is considered a waste of time. Ignorance of anything beyond one's place in society is common, and for many, desirable. Unquestioning obedience to authority is the greatest virtue. The Age of the Imperium is not an age of reason, but an age of superstition and ignorance. Above all, "it is an epoch of war, a grinding, unceasing war where mere survival is justly hailed as victory.""

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"The Imperium commands the largest military in the galaxy, honed in millennia of almost constant war: at any time, there are numerous conflicts engaging Imperial forces, across the Imperium and beyond."

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Not sure if reading a description of a fictional, future empire or a pretty accurate description of the United States of America today. /FuturamaFry

August 22 2012

surveyork
19:56
The misinformation and ignorance circulating about Ecuador as the Assange case propels the country into the international arena are frustrating.

August 11 2012

surveyork
04:31
A number of journalists who have presumed to question the administration's austerity policy have been purged from the national RTVE radio and TV channel. And this weekend the most high-profile exit in recent months – that of Ana Pastor, the presenter of Los Desayunos de TVE, a popular breakfast news magazine programme – was announced.

July 06 2011

surveyork
10:57

14 Propaganda Techniques Fox 'News' Uses to Brainwash Americans

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The good news is that the more conscious you are of these techniques, the less likely they are to work on you.
14 Propaganda Techniques Fox 'News' Uses to Brainwash Americans | News & Politics | AlterNet
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