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Has anyone seen this ad? I saw it this morning flipping through news channels.

http://swineline.org/media/

Ads like this are very dangerous, using scare tactics to paint a very bleak destination of the road we are arguable heading down.

Weather or not you subscribe to the ad's long-term prognosis for the US, the crucial problem is how the tone of the ad intentionally shoots wide right of the target as to why and how it got this way.

While frightening us with a dead-end ahead, we get only superficial sound bites of how this road was paved. And I fear that people are buying into this hook, line and sinker.

One last point: This ad is a remake of one that was originally produced in 1986! Here's the original:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiBCRQL58_k

In 1986 it was considered too controversial and the networks refused to air it! Could the Fairness Doctrine have played any part in the decision to censor this propaganda in 1986, but allow it to air today?

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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