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HHS is Paying Google with Taxpayer Money to Alter 'Obamacare' Search Results

Try typing "Obamacare" into Google, and you'll find that the first entry is now the Obama administration's www.healthcare.gov. If you don't particularly like that result, you'll probably hate the fact that you're paying for it.

Yup - Obamacare is such a whiz-bang program that the grubberment has to resort to using taxpayer dollars to mislead the public about its implications.

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Good for the HHS!

Glad to see the HHS taking positive steps to counteract the vitriol of the fringe right.

If you look at the top results in Google for Obamacare, you'd notice that about 9 of the top 10 results returned are hard-right sites critical of health care reform, including Michelle Malkin.

Putting the government's own website first gives Americans a chance to read about health care reform without the lies, distortions, half-truths and deceptions so common to fringe rightwing sites.

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Why didn't they just mandate the change?

I am sure that the constitutionality could certainly be contorted, so why spend money when you could just use brute force? I am surprised that they felt the need to pay for it

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Wedge & Healthcare

You see normally, El Greasebo would Scream "Foul" if folks used the term "Obamacare" but since Google results now yield something soothing to his soul, he's ok with that. Try Googling "Health Care Legislation" and you get something quite different. But he's sorta busy just now, congratulating himself on getting the brakes slammed on that cheezy thread. But I see nothing got deleted! PS: I can't imagine why the Arsenal folks would have uploaded that Phosgene at all--and that's why I discount that theory.

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Arsenal folks? Phosgene?

Okay, I'm obviously not in the loop here.

What in the hell, pray tell, are you talking about?

p.s. about 6 posts got deleted in the other thread.

AtHomeGym
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No Fatback, you're NOT in the loop, it's just a little

something between some of us "anything goes" boys! Get used to it!

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Gym

I assure you, it will not take bacon long to figure it out.

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Hey Cy, I sure hope

it doesn't take him long--I'd hate to see him all weepy! BTW my post with the house purchase price (#31) DID NOT get deleted!

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Only 2 of mine

the one where I responded to bacon's little invitation for a face to face and the other response where Tigger wanted to come to my house and "explain" something.

Oh the horrors of it all. How is our little self appointed site moderator doing today?

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OOFU & Deletions

I never saw those--I think Morgan's "Community" cmt got whacked too. Not sure why, hell anywone with a phone book and a golf cart can figure that out-especially if you've lived there for some time and know who the developers/builders were. Just like anyone with an address or name and a computer can access property tax data--all public info (or else it wouldn't be available). Hell, WhitePages.com will even tell you other occupants in the house and ages of all. Guess it's Census data. Anyway, in my view, much ado about not much.

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The Progressives did teach the Nazis about propaganda
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Are you surprised?

Hey Galtant, are you surprised that oofu is citing the "expertise" of Rex Curry, the man who has devoted his life to removing the Pledge of Allegiance from America?

Me either.

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Chrispy - read

the following history of the pledge, the fact is that it is the public school system that drives this into use by children. There was a reason not known to most.

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

Hope this clears up the fact that the pledge has a socialist history and motivation.

"socialist = progressive" You can replace one for the other in the above message.

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PTC OBSERVER

Socialists, communists, and atheists have problems with our Pledge of Allegiance, Which one are you? Patriots in our country attending private or public schools have for years said the Pledge with great pride each day. Do you have a problem with our Pledge? Maybe I missed that.

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I? David's Mom

I have no problem with the pledge, I merely point out that it has socialist's roots and that if there are those that would like not to pledge in a free society that is their right, don't you agree?

Also if there are those that try and have the pledge stricken from our schools there is a basis for their complaint. This complaint stems from the fact that by pledging we are pledging to the state, as you can see in the link we had children saluting the flag in school using the hand salute of the Nazis. This was no coincidence this was the international salute used by all socialists prior to WWII. It wasn’t until the National Socialists started WWII by invading Poland that the US thought it better to change to the “progressive” salute the one used today.

Philosophically, one can question whether a pledge is even necessary in a free society that is founded on representative government; however that is a discussion for another day.

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Crispy

I guess your situational outrage doesn't extend to cursing, or maybe it's just because only the conservatives should be censored. What cha think?

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Bacon-See comment #12
Observerofu
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GAltant the info was right there

all you had to do was read it.

"Bernays’ books "Crystallizing Public Opinion" (1923) and "Propaganda" (1928) impressed Joseph Goebbels, the propaganda minister for the National Socialist German Workers Party. Germany mimicked American behavior because Goebbels learned from the behavior of Bernays, President Wilson, and the U.S. "

"Bernays proudly referred to this all-important social process as the “engineering of consent.” All of this had little, if anything, to do with real democracy. The objective for Bernays was to provide government and media outlets with powerful tools for social persuasion and control. As a matter of fact, so impressed was he with Bernays’ early works Crystallizing Public Opinion (1923) and Propaganda (1928) that Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels relied heavily upon them for his own dubious inspiration in the 1930s. Apparently, that Bernays was a Jew mattered little to Goebbels...." "Propaganda: The Art of War", by James Sandrolini at Chicago Media Watch.

http://www.criticalthink.info/webindex/bernays.htm

Get past the ideology and you might learn a little of history without the progressive spin.
Now GAltant if you can be civil without all the cussing we can discuss this if you wish. History is amazing without the Progressive spin.
Look at the good little boys and girls using the Bellamy Salute look familure?

http://history.verdeserve.com/the-official-american-flag-salute-used-to-...

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Powerful tools for social persuasion
Quote:

"Bernays proudly referred to this all-important social process as the “engineering of consent.” All of this had little, if anything, to do with real democracy. The objective for Bernays was to provide government and media outlets with powerful tools for social persuasion and control. As a matter of fact, so impressed was he with Bernays’ early works Crystallizing Public Opinion (1923) and Propaganda (1928) that Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels relied heavily upon them for his own dubious inspiration in the 1930s. Apparently, that Bernays was a Jew mattered little to Goebbels...." "Propaganda: The Art of War", by James Sandrolini at Chicago Media Watch.

Wow! Shades of Fox news and Karl Rove! Interesting - and effective up to a point.

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Well no DM just history

Real history the thing you say you are for teaching.

Oh you probrally meant WITH the social spin.

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Observerofu

Liberals, who are Socialists in all but name, are Nazis. The red in the Nazi flag represents communism; the person largely responsible for the common misconception that Nazism was a movement of the political right was Joseph Stalin- who wanted to hide the embarrassing truth of just how close it was to Soviet communism.

The Nazis were no bigger on free enterprise and liberty than the Obama administration is.

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Cal - a little help here with the moderation

Galtant's little rant on #11 probably violates the terms.....

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Thanks Cal -

Much better.

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Mandate the change?

If the governments UNCONSTITUTIONAL TAKEOVER OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE continues, in a few years the government will probably own Google. I can see it now, Google "God" and Lord Obama's smiling face pops up! Our country is on the way down like the Hindenburg......Crashing....Oh the Humanity!.... Wake up America! -GP

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