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Marija Kovačević

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Modern day propaganda

While searching for ex-Yu propaganda posters, I couldn't help but wonder-...
Are we nowdays subject to more subtile form of propaganda?
Is it coming from corporations or governments, or can we even make a difference between the two?
Where in the World are the people more influenced by it?
Is it the "free" West, or communist countries, or maybe states with non secular governments?

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    Aug 25 2012: As usual Pat is on target. Marija, you may or may not know that you are being analyzed everyday. When you go to the grocery store and swipe your store card through the checkout it logs everything you buy under your name. You clothing store can tell when you gain weight, shoe and dress size. Your information is sold and marketing agencies put together all sorts of data to be sold again. Your phone company has a record of who you call and when.

    Given the right to see what the agency has under your name I could tell you almost everything about you that you keep personal and that which is public.

    Governments have the same capabilities to gather the data but why should they when it is already compiled.
    Corporations gather data to analyze potential markets. It is not magic that McDonalds, Wendys, sears, etc .... build in a specific area. They collected data about municipal growth and bought land years ago.

    In Europe I must handover my passport at the desk when checking into a hotel. I am on camera all over Europe. My location can be pinpointed within hours (or less).

    With the advent of computers this information can be made available almost upon demand to anyone. Type your name in the computer and it will spit out iinfo on you .... did you give this info to be spread. If I desired I could find where you live, phone number, and same for your children (if any) . Do yours, do a friend ....
    scarry isn't it.

    All the best. Bob.
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      Aug 25 2012: I know how it is. Unfortunately, I have a very common name for where I live. Turns out a certain Marija Kovačević appeared in Playboy...
      OK, now on a more serious side, yes, I am aware of all the things you mention. But on the other hand, as long as I know I'm being sold something, I can make a choice.
      I'm worried about some information I take for granted because it's presented as the ultimate truth. Just what I wrote to Pat, I don't care for McDonalds, I wouldn't eat there if they paid me to, I'm worried about someone telling me "keep calm and carry on" all the time.
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        Aug 25 2012: Does she look like you? Where can I get this playboy?
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        Aug 25 2012: As I read in another answer, "choice or the illusion of a choice". In the US politicians make promises to college kids and illegals that exceed their Constitutional powers in an effort to gain or maintain office. I call them sheeple .. in truth they are grasping for something for nothing. The cartoon Whizzard of ID said it best. "I promise you free food, free education, free medical , free housing, and jobs for everyone." the reply from the public was, "why would I want a job."

        The "keep calm and carry on", guy is bad but the problem is the ones who buy into all the dreams and promises. I try to do the math, run the model, determine what the end objective is, and determine if it is a light at the end of the tunnel or an on comming train.

        In countries around the world the politicians keep writing checks when the bank account is empty. In the US the administration as added 14 trillion to the national debit in two years and has stated that the cost next year will add another three trillion to the deficit. At what point should we hold "fisically stupid" people accountable. That he has done this is bad but that people still want him to retain office tells the real problem.

        I do not have concerns for people like you who see and question. On the world scene the Euro countries who are broke (and refuse to change) are mad at Germany who is solvant for not "giving" them money. They spend on social program without the resources to support them. If it ain't comin in .. it can't go out. If I have been getting it for free I would not understand why I should work either.

        I am sorry for this rant, but I get mad at people who not only drink the coolaide but go back for seconds. If it sounds to good to be true ... run at top speed.

        Thanks for the reply. All the best. Bob.

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