The Evil Empire

The 'Obama's Favorite CEO' triggered thoughts about the source of a post that dislikes corporations that take advantage of tax breaks while at the same time promoting on Thoughts the policies that enrich them.

 

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"Frank I. Luntz (born February 23, 1962) is an American political consultant, pollster, and Republican Party strategist.[2] His most recent work has been with the Fox News Channel as a frequent commentator and analyst, as well as running focus groups after presidential debates. Luntz's specialty is “testing language and finding words that will help his clients sell their product or turn public opinion on an issue or a candidate.”[3] He is also an author of business books dealing with communication strategies and public opinion. Luntz's current company, Luntz Global, LLC, specializes in message creation and image management for commercial and political clients."

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Luntz

 

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"my job is to look for the words that trigger the emotion. Words alone can be found in a dictionary or a telephone book, but words with emotion can change destiny, can change life as we know it. We know it has changed history; we know it has changed behavior; we know that it can start a war or stop it. We know that words and emotion together are the most powerful force known to mankind."

 

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/persuaders/etc/neuro.html

 

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The objective is to win, regardless of the facts or morality of policy. The chain of command runs from the international corporations paying the politicians re-election money, through the GOP gathering Republicans into ALEC to create legislation favorable to the corporations. It's a complete neo-con arrangement to control US government by the international corporate wealthy.

 

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There's an amoral decision that the best world is run by corporate elite, leaving the people who can't contribute to corporate employment to fend for themselves with no support from surviving corporations. There's little difference between the idea of the English, French, and Russian royalty that provoked the democratic revolutions to reign in their greed.

 

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"We decide based on how people look; we decide based on how people sound; we decide based on how people are dressed. We decide based on their passion. If I respond to you quietly, the viewer at home is going to have a different reaction than if I respond to you with emotion and with passion and I wave my arms around. Somebody like this is an intellectual; somebody like this is a freak. But that's how we make up our minds"

 

This is an extension of the psychology field of neurolinguistic programming, and a sub-branch of neuromarketing:

 

"Read Montague was still thinking about them. Something didn't make sense. If people preferred the taste of Pepsi, the drink should have dominated the market. It didn't. So in the summer of 2003, Montague gave himself a 'Pepsi Challenge' of a different sort: to figure out why people would buy a product they didn't particularly like. What he found was the first data from an entirely new field: neuromarketing, the study of the brain's responses to ads, brands, and the rest of the messages littering the cultural landscape. Montague had his subjects take the Pepsi Challenge while he watched their neural activity with a functional MRI machine, which tracks blood flow to different regions of the brain. Without knowing what they were drinking, about half of them said they preferred Pepsi. But once Montague told them which samples were Coke, three-fourths said that drink tasted better, and their brain activity changed too."

 

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That gives an indication of the failed idea to spend millions from 'secret' donors to make political smear ads that influence voters. Fox, Breitbart and the GOP are folowers of Luntz teachings, That's why Brn's posts never seem quite right, they're designed to create emotion, not logic. They never seem quite right because they're illogical. No amount of fact, references, nor high information will change the prediction that the next post won't be a distorted view that can win a Pinocchio award.

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The distorted logic of the "Obama's Favorite CEO" post is that after the IRS 501c4 'outrage' over particular groups being prevented from getting tax deductions for political ads, is that GE is singled out for getting corporate tax breaks because one of the CEO's tells Obama something. The illogic is that Brn supposedly can't see from his own posts that many corporations have been using the same tax breaks for decades. Further illogic is that Brn supports the GOP line to distort all news to create emotion to enrich the corporations that create their own tax breaks, The madness is that Brn uses tactics to stir emotion from his own emotion without being able to tie the facts and emotion together. A tragicomedy are they who like such irrational posts due to Stockholm Syndrome abuse.

 

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"On January 20, 2009 Republican Leaders in Congress literally plotted to sabotage and undermine U.S. Economy during President Obama's Inauguration.  

 

     In Robert Draper's book, "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives" Draper wrote that during a four hour, "invitation only" meeting with GOP Hate-Propaganda Minister, Frank Luntz, the below listed Senior GOP Law Writers literally plotted to sabotage, undermine and destroy America's Economy.

 

The Guest List:
Frank Luntz - GOP Minister of Propaganda
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),
Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX),
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX),
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI)
Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA),
Sen. Jim DeMint (SC-R),
Sen. Jon Kyl (AZ-R),
Sen. Tom Coburn (OK-R),
Sen. John Ensign (NV-R) and
Sen. Bob Corker (TN-R).

 

Non-lawmakers present Newt Gingrich

 

    During the four hour meeting:
     The senior GOP members plotted to bring Congress to a standstill regardless how much it would hurt the American Economy by pledging to obstruct and block President Obama on all legislation.

 

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   Luntz has been the Republican Hate-Propaganda Minister since at least 1993 and his list of words to stop policies that help America are vast:

 

Don’t say “oil drilling.” Say “energy independence.”

 

Don’t say “inheritance tax.” Say “death tax.”

 

Don't say "Capitalism." Say "Economic Freedom."

 

Don't say that the government 'taxes the rich.' Say Government "takes from the rich."

 

Don't admit Lobbyists are Collective Bargainers for Corporations. Say "Union Collective Bargaining steals your tax dollars."

 

    Luntz says people hate government so:

 

Don’t say “healthcare reform.” Say “government takeover.”

 

Don't say "Public workers." Call them "Government workers."

 

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/08/1098434/-Eric-Cantor-Paul-Ryan-Kevin-McCarthy-Plot-To-Sabotage-US-Economy-with-Frank-Luntz

 

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So we have no need to be confused by the Murdoch press. The fundamental purpose of the Fox, Brietbart, GOP, Koch, Adelson, et al, in ALEC philosophy is to do just as planned by Frank_Luntz to stir emotion to confuse voters to work against their personal interest in favor of international corporate profit. We can expect their followers to rail against social insurance around the world and start wars to destabilize nations so the corporations can extract natural resources under military protection.

 

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An empire that works toward assuring food and health care to every person has a 'liberal' 'progressive' religious philosophy that has made the US and Europe good examples to developing nations.

 

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The true evil empire is the gathering of Fox, Brietbart, GOP, Koch, Adelson, et al, in ALEC philosophy to do just as planned by Frank_Luntz to serve international corporations as it's the opposite of reason. Machiavelli has been an inspiration to elites who fight to survive for centuries, the newly examined same techniques work in the eternal fight. It's a cute idea to think of mankind running free like animals engaged in emotion while ruled by 20% whose reason provides that elite all the spoils; but it doesn't lead to peace because it's at the heart of prejudice and self-flattery.

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An unfortunate turn of events is that international corporations have become larger than nations, so believe they should be in charge, when they no longer have loyalty to one nation and no need to consider the citizenry of any.

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. wirelessguru1

    In other words, MY expertize…

    June 24, 2013
    1. wirelessguru1

      But of course I am even smarter than this fool…
      +1 (Neo)

      June 24, 2013
    2. livelonger

      the heart of prejudice and self-flattery.

      June 24, 2013
      1. wirelessguru1

        Nope. The truth.

        June 24, 2013
  2. trueman

    some one gotta keep the people on earth spread out and counted with a measure with certain calculations correct and enforced – if people just went free where ever they wanted = then the balance of the earth would go lop sided or even fall from its place, or worse, flip up side down – amen for the people in government and social engineers

    June 24, 2013
    1. wirelessguru1

      What in the hell are you mumbling about!?

      June 24, 2013
      1. trueman

        Those are your relatives, your before fathers and incesters – They all come from the (like me) roayl blood that started, maintains the plan it; and keeps us all living alive and protect us from bigfoot and global warmth – we are getting closer to the sun every second and some one needs to report globes warming to close to the sun – they bred w the slaves to make people so they can have jobs, cell phones, pagers and carpet fiber lungs – Blue bloods made (made men) americans = americans, if you your family are early settlers then your problebly off spring of slaves if your blood is RH pos – thank Good for our before fathers and pray to them for guidance and 4givnest -

        June 24, 2013
        1. wirelessguru1

          WTF!?

          June 24, 2013
          1. trueman

            human extinction dude – just look at all the sick people in hospitals and doc offices daily and all the cancers and shit – they blame the hybrid food, aiplane spray, government cut backs and agnda 21- but they dont want us to panic and start looting n shit, ya know – so they can live it up, till the last minute and a hald a second – mise well me too then eh – humans are in the middle late stage of extinction dude – so eat drink and screw mary

            June 25, 2013
            1. Neighsayer

              “Be, drink and eat Mary . . . "

              June 25, 2013
            2. wirelessguru1

              But some individuals and small groups have survived even though all prior civilizations failed and fell so I really don’t see anything different this time around…

              June 25, 2013
            3. livelonger

              That’s because you’re a spoiled brat living under the results of social insurance for over half a century, without realizing what it was like a century or so ago.

              June 25, 2013
  3. Neighsayer

    This is well laid out and clear. SourD’oh! may be correct that it isn’t revelatory for some of us, but this is very concise, which is always a hard place to get to.
    This scenario, hand in hand with the attack on education to hobble reason and further emotive living and voting is very scary. Plus, again, the Repubs are functioning largely as bogeymen. This agenda is not being reversed just because the Democrats have the White house.

    June 24, 2013
    1. wirelessguru1

      Come on, the democrats also have experts in this field!

      June 24, 2013
      1. Neighsayer

        yes, but the Democrats are not at the opposite end of any spectrum from the Republicans, they are only halfway along a continuum that has a rational, anarchic freedom at one end and the Republican fascist theocratic movement at the other. The Democrats machinations aren’t in opposition to the Republican’s methods, it’s just that the Republicans are more extreme, with Luntz as their Goebbels.

        June 24, 2013
        1. livelonger

          Any politician can be bought. It’s more difficult for a Democrat to introduce ALEC copy without being maverick on the Democratic platform. The older military for carriers and manned aircraft supported McCain and Republicans, The newer beltway military suppliers of unmanned aircraft supported the Obama campaign.

          June 24, 2013
          1. Neighsayer

            interesting . . .

            June 24, 2013
          2. wirelessguru1

            So you freaks are afraid of mavericks!? LOL!!!

            June 24, 2013
        2. wirelessguru1

          What continuum!?
          Anarchic freedom or whatever is obviously NOT part of any Gov’t (just like small groups are not societies) so it is NOT a continuum!!!

          June 24, 2013
    2. livelonger

      “SourD’oh! may be correct that it isn’t revelatory for some of us,”
      The battle is as old as civilization. The Old Testament wasn’t available for everyone, as all writing at the time was done by hand and only the wealthy could afford a copy to read. It was really an instruction manual for royalty to win at war and rule. Frank Luntz didn’t invent Machiavellian writing, he just refreshed the language so it could be sold to the elite. As there’s no morality to flag waving, cheerleading, and lying to win at all costs against the benefit of most, it’s a selling technique that timeshare and used car salesman use to take wealth against the best interests of the target. International corporations devoid of patriotism and religion have no need of the truths of those ideas.

      June 24, 2013
      1. wirelessguru1

        Yet and at the same time they (the lousy ruling elites) continue to sell the Lord/servant (slave) paradigm to the rest of the sheeople (masses) in order to continue to manipulate and control them! WAKE UP!!!
        RELIGION IS THEIR TOOL TO CONTROL THE SERVANTS AND SLAVES since their bible God is The Devil itself! Wake up!!!
        +1 9neo)

        June 24, 2013
  4. gbakere

    Wow livelonger, I can’t believe the flack you’re getting on this post. This post cuts right to the heart of our problems, yet some seem to want to defend corporation’s so called right to rule the masses. Since when was that stated anywhere in our Constitution or in any other American document?
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    And as far as alaskasourdough is concerned, perhaps he/she/it should take a closer look at the poverty, poor education results, etc. throughout virtually all the states in the Republican controlled Bible Belt rather than point at one single state.
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    It’s all about the money. EVERYTHING is all about money. We have lost our government which was intended to be “of the people, by the people, for the people” in favor of a government of the wealthy, for the wealthy, by the wealthy. The United States was originally formed as a democracy and our founding fathers did their level best to make certain it stayed that way. Unfortunately, corporations and the wealthiest people in the world have figured out ways to manipulate our system of government for their own gain, taking the power away from those who matter most – average Americans. That top tier has manipulated our system to move the poor and middle class to a lower level than ever before in our history compared to themselves. It seems we must unite and rise up to insist that money be taken out of OUR political arena. Only then might we stand a chance of returning to the root premise that America must be governed by its masses and not the corporate elite.

    June 24, 2013
    1. wirelessguru1

      Hello, hello, of course it is all about the MONEY! Duh, duh, duh!!!!!!

      June 24, 2013
    2. livelonger

      “We have lost our government which was intended to be “of the people, by the people, for the people” in favor of a government of the wealthy, for the wealthy, by the wealthy.”
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      I disagree with this interpretation, as the US was founded by landed gentry that excluded workers without land, women, slaves from the vote. These majorities were added to the vote by amendments later. Understanding that the nation was started by the gentry for the gentry is important when joining in to the progressive movement that created our much wider democracy, that the international corporate ALEC movement is trying to destroy.
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      Barney and sourpuss don’t care that they’ll make their living while they’re employable and can hunt for food as long as they can walk and buy bullets in nearby woods and streams. As far as they’re concerned. the rest of humanity can die from neglect as long as they never have to visit a city. They’re willing to die in poverty while taking the gamble, which was the same attitude as the elite before social insurance.

      June 24, 2013
      1. wirelessguru1

        Actually that is a great point.
        The USA was initially created by the elites for the elites and for them to maintain their slavery systems…
        So all that they really did was substitute one old slavery system (blacks) to another (debt) which is less obvious for the slaves to see…
        ..and, of course, Obama is ruling the Evil Empire right now…

        June 24, 2013
        1. livelonger

          Wake up! Obama is the cheerleader and maintainer of the military. The ‘system’ is supposed to look better with a progressive in office fighting for the less fortunate. The real battle is in Congress and the state legislatures between people who like democracy and those who have sold out to the evil empire.

          June 24, 2013
          1. wirelessguru1

            DUH! Of course the slavery system looks better to the sheeople (masses) with a progressive in office “pretending” to be fighting for the less fortunate…
            ..and what does democracy really have to do with this anyway. The evil empire is a REPUBLIC!!!

            June 24, 2013
            1. livelonger

              No, the evil empire is and association of INTERNATIONAL corporations coordinating government in the US through ALEC, and the same platforms throughout the world.

              June 24, 2013
            2. wirelessguru1

              NO! The Gov’t is still responsible for allowing them to carry on!!!

              June 24, 2013
        2. livelonger

          Obama is just one of the 100’s of national leaders who are playing the part of either being bought by corporations that have more money than them, or working against their legislators who’ve been bought.

          June 24, 2013
          1. wirelessguru1

            Whatever that really means to you!
            But NO. Obama is leading the present global ruling Empire.
            Look, China has become the new global economic leader but is still not the new ruling Empire.

            June 24, 2013
            1. livelonger

              No, the evil empire is and association of INTERNATIONAL corporations coordinating government in the US through ALEC, and the same platforms throughout the world.

              June 24, 2013
            2. wirelessguru1

              Hello, hello, but the Gov’t is still allowing these INTERNATIONAL corporations to carry on with their evil ways!!!
              Look freak, don’t any of these people in Gov’t have any balls to fight for the people instead!!!???

              June 24, 2013
            3. livelonger

              That is the question than will determine the future of the US.

              June 24, 2013
            4. wirelessguru1

              Hello, hello, the future of all empires is already known. THEY WILL ALL EVENTUALLY FAIL AND FALL. WAKE UP!!!

              June 24, 2013
          2. wirelessguru1

            So just because the corporations own the Gov’t does not mean that the Gov’t is not responsible for what is going on…

            June 24, 2013
            1. livelonger

              You can’t pretend to be the smartest and make dumb statements.
              Much of the US gov’t is bought out, fighting those who are patriotic.

              June 24, 2013
            2. wirelessguru1

              Hello, hello, all of the US Gov’t is bought out, so it is you who is making dumb statements!
              Either case, what you really trying to suggest here is that the Gov’t is not responsible for what is going on just because it is bought out and owned by the Corporations!
              But the point is that they are still fully responsible for what is going one even though they are bought out and owned by the Corporations! WAKE UP!!

              June 24, 2013
            3. livelonger

              Ahhh, that is the question – whether the bought out are responsible.

              June 24, 2013
            4. wirelessguru1

              So freak, someone buys you to kill someone else and you want to tell us here that you’re not responsible!?
              So freak are you a robot or simply just EVIL also!?

              June 24, 2013
            5. livelonger

              At least you’re not a WISE ALEC!

              June 24, 2013
            6. wirelessguru1

              Hello, hello, and yet again, I AM wiser and smarter than you and Alec and the rest of you freaks combined! WAKE UP!!!
              Do you even know who you’re dealing with here!?
              +1 (Neo)

              June 24, 2013
            7. livelonger

              Good for you! SEC and Barney can’t get to you with that attitude.

              June 24, 2013
            8. wirelessguru1

              What do you mean get to me!?

              June 24, 2013
            9. Neighsayer

              @Wireless:
              " . . . someone buys you to kill someone else and you want to tell us here that you’re not responsible!? "
              Do you really think every politician on Earth has simply been paid for? You think the superrich are above murder and torture if the politicians don’t take the money?
              You’re officially adorable.

              June 24, 2013
            10. wirelessguru1

              YES. The simple fact that they are “politicians” does indeed mean that they have been paid for! Duh, duh, duh!!!
              ..and what in the hell of your existence do you mean that “the superrich are above murder and torture if the politicians don’t take the money”!?

              June 24, 2013
            11. Neighsayer

              if it’s your theory that every politician sells out for the money, and only the money, you’re silly. When an un-bought politician is a rare thing, I think we have to consider that bribes are not just offers, but threats. I’m saying someone evil enough and interested enough to bribe entire governments will not stop at offering money. I’m saying they are gangsters and if you don’t take the money, they will hurt you and/or your family. Duh.

              June 25, 2013
            12. wirelessguru1

              That’s just rubbish and nonsense. You really don’t have to take the money!

              June 25, 2013
            13. Neighsayer

              Like I said: you are too cute!

              June 25, 2013
  5. wirelessguru1

    ..and YES, I am most definitely the smartest poster here…and by far. Wake up!!!

    June 24, 2013
  6. livelonger

    Gee, another ALEC bootlicker.

    June 24, 2013
    1. livelonger

      While ALEC had the chance of an Alaskan VP, they worked to provide low taxes for Alaskans; but when Palin proved a dizz and Romney failed, they changed tactics to run Alaskan legislators out of pork money, so they’ll be more compliant.
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      “While many other states are confronting big budget deficits because of the troubled economy, Alaska officials are in the enviable position of exploring new ways to spend the state’s multibillion-dollar budget surplus.

      Some of that new cash will end up in the wallets of Alaska’s residents."
      http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2008103325_alaskatax07.html
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      That was then in 2008; but now:

      “The new system approved by the Republican-dominated legislature does away with a methodology that increases tax rates as oil prices rise, a centerpiece of the aggressive tax legislation championed by former governor Sarah Palin.

      The tax change was promoted by the three major North Slope oil producers, ConocoPhillips, BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp. The companies argued that Alaska’s current tax system is punitive and makes the state less attractive than other regions, such as North Dakota and Alberta.
      [Well, duh … the largest field in the world in ND is more attractive than in the frozen tundra.]

      Stedman said the tax changes granted breaks mostly to the legacy fields, where oil has been flowing for decades and where reductions are unnecessary. “When you make a colossal financial error like this, it’s going to be difficult to back up and fix it. And we’re going to burn through our savings,” he said.

      “I’m very concerned that this bill may bankrupt the state,” he said, estimating that with credits and exemptions included in the bill, the effective tax rate would be 14 percent.

      The legislature on Friday also approved Parnell’s bill to authorize $355 million in grants, loans and other financing for a system to bring liquefied natural gas from the North Slope to Fairbanks.

      The project would include a small liquefaction plant, a system to truck the LNG to Fairbanks and a distribution system there. Currently, a small amount of LNG is trucked north to Fairbanks from Cook Inlet in southern Alaska. Some regional utilities are considering plans to bring LNG south from the North Slope.

      Another bill approved on Saturday by the legislature authorizes funding for an in-state pipeline to bring natural gas from the North Slope to Fairbanks and Anchorage.

      Such a project, which would carry up to 500 million cubic feet a day, would cost $7.7 billion, according to the state agency developing plans. So far, no companies have submitted formal plans for such an in-state natural gas pipeline, which critics claim would hinder chances for a large North Slope natural gas export project.

      http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/15/us-alaska-oiltaxes-idusbre93e06j20130415

      June 24, 2013