BSA Podcast #12 - WEASEL WORDS - How Advertising and Pundits Lie

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In our twelfth podcast we take on the advertising and propaganda industries and expose WEASEL WORDS: How people are lied to and misled about everything from products to promises to history and politics.

Using carefully-selected words and crafted phrases, advertisers and political pundits make you think one thing, but are actually saying another. Join us as we delve into this seedy and mysterious realm where all is not what it appears to be!

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GoDaddy's Psychopathic Superbowl Commercial Sparks Outrage

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[Pubic Relations]
A huge Internet outrage has erupted in the wake of GoDaddy's latest commercial leak online of what was apparently going to be their Superbowl commercial. Which has now been pulled.

In what appears to be a clear attempt to court sadist and sociopathic customers, they tell the tale of the abandoned puppy that desperately tries to find its way back to its owner (a GoDaddy customer) who expresses excitement at the puppy returning home after its arduous journey so she can ship it off to someone who bought it off her GoDaddy web site... yes... WHAT?


Watch the video - we have it here. GoDaddy has pulled it from the Internet.

The original YouTube link was here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2AHrCtOHqc

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Is Blockchain/Crypto Currency Investment A Risky Scheme?

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[Essential Factoids]
[BSAlert *exclusive*]
There's tremendous hype all over the Internet and the media about Bitcoin, crypto-currencies, "blockchain" and this new "innovative technology" that is supposedly making people rich.

Or is it?

Is crypto currency the future?

Are you actually doing any "investing" when you purchase and hold crypto-currencies?

Or is this an elaborate Ponzi Scheme or an outright scam?

Let's cut through the chatter and reveal what you need to know about the modern state of crypto currency, the "blockchain" buzzword everybody is using, and whether this is something real, or nefarious?

Is crypto currency a scam or an amazing opportunity?

You can't afford to ignore the critics and skeptics if you really care about your money... Let's jump into the deep end and talk about EVERYTHING!

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"9/11 Never Forget".... what?

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[Beating Dead Horses]
[Terroir-ism]
While everybody is remembering 9/11, here's something to think about.

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The Oracle Problem Hits America Hard

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[Rants]
[News Media]
Believe it or not, there's an explanation for what's happening in American society on a quantum level, from the popularity of crypto-currency, to our social and political divisions and even the insurrection at Capital Hill: America Has "The Oracle Problem."

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AllSides.com - The "Objective" News Site Run By Republicans

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[News Media]
There's a new web site that is becoming increasingly popular among social media exchanges and people trying to find a way to wade through news reports and "find the truth through the bias."

One such site that's picking up traction is called, AllSides.com. But a look under the hood, or even a casual glance reveals it's not what it appears to be...

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Part II: Speaking their language to fix the system

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If you're tired of feeling like only one side of the story is being told in mainstream media, here's my idea on how we can effect change, taking a page from the winning side's playbook.

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A Primer On The Fairness Doctrine: How We Screwed Up

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EDIT: This post is now well over 10 years old, but it's still relevant today.... So we will keep it as is...

With the Internet overflowing with various pundits speculating on "What went wrong in the 2004 election?", I'd like to add my theory. Unlike other theories dancing around which take into account partisan intent, what people are thinking and the use of lots of tin-foil hats, I think there's a very straightforward path that shows how and why the American populace has developed into the polarized mindset that was responsible for the current political climate.

This is the first part of a two part rambling diatribe. The first part outlines what I feel are the two major causes of most of the problems. The second part outlines ideas I have on solving the problems in a realistic way given an environment that is vehemently hostile towards equitible debate.

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Dale Hansen on "Responsible Gun Owners"

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[Activists]
[News Media]
Dallas sportscaster, Dale Hansen steps away from the sports desk to deliver an insightful yet scathing monologue on the country's current inability to address the increasing domestic terrorist problem.

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French fry vending machine

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[Junk Food]
Tasty FriesŪ, Inc. has developed a multi-patented vending machine that prepares, cooks and dispenses French Fries with the flavor, aroma and texture of freshly cut French Fries. Yum, made with Nestles' dehydrated then rehydrated "potato product!"

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Florida Criminalizes Display Of "Truck Nuts"

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[Vanity]
The Florida Senate on Thursday passed an amendment to impose a $60 fine on Truck Nutz, one brand name for the novelty item on vehicle trailer hitches that resemble the dangling southern end of a northbound bull. The proposal would make displaying bull genitalia reproductions on a vehicle subject to a $60 fine, moving violations and points against a driver license.

Will the legacy of truck-testicle discrimination in this country never be put to rest?

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How To Keep Jehovah's Witnesses From Ever Bothering You

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[Activists]
Are you bothered by evangelizing JWs who keep coming to your door? Here's a peaceful and non-hostile way to get your address on their not knock list, and never be bothered by them again. Telling them that you're a Christian already, or a Mormon, a Jew, or even a Satanist doesn't work. They get fired up with the holy zeal of conversion.

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What I Learned Reading the NZ Shooter's Manifesto

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[Activists]
The mainstream Internet has gone out of its way to scrub any reference to the Christchurch shooter's manifesto from the Internet. While I can appreciate the desire to not make terrorists famous and as a side effect validate their atrocious activities, I think this pales in comparison to a select group of institutions deciding what is and isn't appropriate content for my adult brain to absorb, process, and compute on its own.

Therefore I took the arduous task of navigating the minefield of censorship to read the NZ Shooter's so-called "manifesto" and report what I learned... because if I linked the whole thing, chances are, this site would be erased from most Western search engines. (Yay freedom of speech!)

Note that we here at BSA are completely in favor of any site exercising their right to restrict their systems from promoting hate speech and intolerance. But it's also important to call attention to what is motivating these people - this is a key to how to stop them, and sometimes that requires diving deep into their cesspool. So here are our thoughts on this...

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And You Thought Crazy People Only Ride The Bus!

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[Music]
A couple of geniuses from Kansas City decided to combine two things that nobody else would've ever thought to combine-- cabs and karaoke. Unlike my unsuccessful startup in the 90's featuring golf and violent thunderstorms, I think this brain trust is really on to something!

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"Goofy" Turns Out To Be A Pedophile?

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[Sex]
[Beating Dead Horses]
A Disney actor who plays "Goofy" and "The Beast" from 'Beauty and the Beast' faces 51 counts of child porn in Orlando.

20-year-old Matthew Wendland was arrested early this morning at his apartment. Police found explicit photos of children as young as 3 years old, posed in pornographic positions inside Matthew's room. Officials say it was his roommates that led police to the pictures. They say Wendland usually kept his room locked.

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