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  • Originally posted by SharpSabre View Post
    those converter boxes have mind-control beams that shoot across your living room into your head
    Give them time. Right now they're still working on fine tuning the voices in your head.
    The Sound of Things to Come *

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
    *from way back in 2003
    ------------------------------------- by Living Waters / Ray Comfort
    Hell's Best Kept Secret by Ray Comfort / Living Waters
    This guy has some awesome sermons:
    or to shortcut to a *great* series: The Final Countdown Youtube playlist by Billy Crone


    • Originally posted by ron4jesus View Post
      They have to fine tune the new box so every station will only carry the usurper reruns of his inauguration party 24/7. Every station will play it and replay it again forever. There will be a camera on it so everyone is checked to see if you are watching this program 5 times a day.
      you can see all of obama's zits and moles in high definition you need to hear all the uhs,oh's.ahh's in 5.1 surround sound.
      In God I Trust


      • Originally posted by saved by Grace View Post
        you can see all of obama's zits and moles in high definition you need to hear all the uhs,oh's.ahh's in 5.1 surround sound.
        BluRay does that doo!


        • Originally posted by LovetheLord View Post
          I guess the brainwashing signals are not up to par yet.
          I heard a quick soundbite yesterday from Nancy Pelosi (don't remember the channel, and I can't find anything online about it now) that the reason for this transition is for the convenience of the government to communicate with the American people in emergency situations. Why haven't we heard this before?


          • Don't worry folks, the new box will be up and ready for the revealing of the A/C in every home, business and public place soon enough.


            • Who hasn't had time to get their sets ready for the digital conversion? My "they" have been proclaiming the change since the end of 2007...

              If they haven't gotten it by now, they probably never will....unless forced too...
              My Road Map to Peace...


              • I was getting ready to start a thread on this tonight...I have been wondering why the media is pushing DIGITAL this so much! Read these links:


                Some of the largest U.S. cable operators are quietly testing a service in nearly 2 million homes that may offer the first real competitor—or complement—to Nielsen ratings. The technology can record every click of the remote control by every digital subscriber. And it offers an instant census of millions of homes that dwarfs Nielsen’s current universe of thousands.

                Cable operators have already begun tracking digital-cable viewership on a massive scale—without Nielsen. Comcast is collecting viewer data from 1.2 million homes in Philadelphia, for example, while Time Warner’s Oceanic Cable is crunching viewing patterns in 200,000 households in Hawaii.

                At the moment, Nielsen Media Research has teamed up with selected cable partners to experiment with new technology. The ratings giant is negotiating with cable giants Comcast and Time Warner Cable on ways to access and use the data to monitor viewing in non-Nielsen households. And it has gone further with Time Warner, developing software to track channel changes in Nielsen homes within Time Warner’s subscriber universe.

                Time to click on the "good shows" and turn off Rachel Maddux and the liberal media...hope the world clicks them OFFF

                Ask an unbeliever this simple question: Why is this year even called 2015, anyway?
                ...WHO is the standard measurement of all time in HIStory?

                2013 A.D.
                * Anno Domini - means "Anno Domini Nostri Iesu <Jesu> Christi ("In the Year of Our Lord Jesus")


                • here is some fine print you will be required to authorize when your digital cable is installed...some very interesting words.

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                  Ask an unbeliever this simple question: Why is this year even called 2015, anyway?
                  ...WHO is the standard measurement of all time in HIStory?

                  2013 A.D.
                  * Anno Domini - means "Anno Domini Nostri Iesu <Jesu> Christi ("In the Year of Our Lord Jesus")


                  • Originally posted by Jsmythe View Post
                    Yes, all of the video and audio streams collected from 300 million TVs could be analyzed by an extremely fast computer looking for vocal or facial patterns like someone planning to overthrow the government. None of the thousands of cameras that are currently located in every American city actually has a person watching it. They are all being monitored by computers who filter the data. If there was a criminal hiding in a city for instance, the police could simply tell the computers to look for the facial patterns of the person and they could instantly find them.
                    Well just remember almost all laptops now come with a camera and they are equiped now to hook up to the New Digital TV's as a monitor the next step is to incorporate the Computer to your TV which then you will in the beginning use a wireless keyboard and wireless mouse. The next step in operating platform and it is already being used will be a Voice interactive with a head set and glove application. In addtion to that Cell phone technology in R&D is a video Conferenceing format. In relation to the Article of the Microphone and speaker they can already do this with your cell phone to listen in from remote. In addtion even when the phone is turned off it still can be tracked and passively activated by remote to listen in. No I don't need a tinfoil hat




                    So now we have everything being done digital and yes Band width has been reduced which is what we were told this was for and it was so important because Emergency responders and vital communications required it but in addtion with wireless netowrks and interactive computing add in the ability to amplify signal and the cable compaines having thier network boxes place in locations just outside your home and yes it can be possible that the governemnt espically with Obama's proposal to exband ALL broadband access it is more likely then just possible add in the economy and the cable companies saying we can;t do it without funds you then have the governemnt owning the cable companies also giving them access to your home computer and TV in addtion adding in the video conferncing you have it there yes the governemnt can and will have the ability to watch you!


                    • Originally posted by MrMannn View Post
                      300 million microphones. and who is going to keep track of whom?
                      I think this is silly.
                      If TVs could be used to spy on people, then anyone could take one apart and see for themselves.
                      Not buyin it.

                      Sorry Mann yes it is possible and through Voice to text technology which is also able to identify words those words that are used like bomb or hit or anything of the nature would then automatically be transcript ed to a data base, Cross referenced for priority for any previous connections to that type of discussion, and then sub words additionally cross referenced for context priority then flagged accordingly for analysis. all words in all languages have been data based and now through companies that produce software like Dragon Naturally speaking then can flag them all through massive computer storage and database. Not sure if you also knew that all cell phone calls are recorded and stored. It is not something the phone companies tell you about. Just like they didn't make it public about GPS chipping in all cell phones. Trust me this is what I do for a living it is there and able


                      • You mean someone is going to listen to the lame jokes I tell my wife every night? Will I now have to apologize to the TV for my loud bodily functions?


                        • No, Pendragon, it IS silly.

                          TV's are not made to work 2 ways, even HD ones. Doesn't matter what technology is "out there" because it's not in your TV, and receiving channels digitally is not going to somehow grow mysterious microphones and wires anywhere.


                          • Obama Ditches Script, Blasts Stimulus Critics

                            Thu Feb 5, 9:41 pm ET
                            "At Dem Retreat, a Partisan Love Fest"

                            WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — A fired-up Barack Obama ditched his TelePrompter to rally House Democrats and rip Republican opponents of his recovery package Thursday night – at one point openly mocking the GOP for failing to follow through on promises of bipartisanship.

                            In what was the most pointedly partisan speech of his young presidency, Obama rejected Republican arguments that massive spending in the $819 billion stimulus bill that passed the House should be replaced by a new round of massive tax cuts.

                            “I welcome this debate, but we are not going to get relief by turning back to the same policies that for the last eight years doubled the national debt and threw our economy into a tailspin,” said President Obama – sounding more like Candidate Obama than at any time since he took the oath of office less than a month ago.

                            Obama, speaking to about 200 House Democrats at their annual retreat at the Kingsmill Resort and Spa, dismissed Republican attacks against the massive spending in the stimulus.
                            "What do you think a stimulus is?" Obama asked incredulously. "It’s spending — that's the whole point! Seriously.”

                            Stabbing hard at Republicans who once aligned themselves with his predecessor, Obama made it clear that the problems he seeks to address with his recovery plan weren’t ones of his making.
                            “When you start hearing arguments, on the cable chatter, just understand a couple of things,” he said. “No. 1, when they say, ‘Well, why are we spending $800 billion [when] we’ve got this huge deficit?’ – first of all, I found this deficit when I showed up, No. 1.

                            “I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office.”

                            After his remarks, Obama, clearly caught up in the moment, made the party get-together feel even more like a campaign rally with his signature call-and-response chant.“Fired up?” he asked the Democratic lawmakers. “Ready to go!” a group of them shouted back.

                            In his speech, Obama went on to contrast the kind words of House and Senate Republican leaders with their increasingly strident opposition to the stimulus package.
                            “We were complimented by Republicans saying, ‘This is a balanced package . . . we’re pleasantly surprised,’” he said. “Suddenly, what was a ‘balanced package’ is suddenly out of balance.”

                            As the Senate deliberated in Washington – and packed it in for the night without finalizing a deal — Obama brushed pressed House Democrats to finalize the bill "without delay" when it emerged from the upper chamber.
                            "Let's think big right now," the president urged House Democrats. "Let's not think small."

                            Obama’s words bore only a vague resemblance to the prepared remarks the White House distributed to reporters as he began to speak. House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Obama appeared to ditch his TelePrompter about a third of the way through the speech.

                            “He went to his heart, I think he spoke from his heart,” Clyburn said. “He went back to being the Barack Obama that Americans fell in love with when they went to the polls.”
                            Despite the hero's welcome Obama got in Williamsburg, there remain some skeptics of the plan within his own party. But if there was any tension between Obama and the House Democrats, it was hard to see it in the room. Before Obama spoke, House Democrats and their spouses posed for cell phone photos with the president – and even with White House spokesman Robert Gibbs.

                            His chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, gobbling berries and cream in white shirtsleeves, rushed out of the hall at one point, barking into his cell phone along the way as he wove between tables packed with his former House colleagues.

                            When Obama finally spoke, he called Pelosi “a rock” and “the great speaker of the House.” And he said that House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey and other House chairmen had acted with “discipline” in passing their version of the stimulus bill.

                            And while Obama said Americans are looking for the parties to work together on the stimulus, he said that it’s time to move past “the false theories of the past,” including the notion that tax cuts could cure all ills. In the process, he reminded the Democrats in the room – and the Republicans back in Washington – that he won the election in November.

                            “If you’re headed for a cliff, you’ve got to change direction,” Obama said. “That’s what the American people called for in November, and that’s what we intend to deliver.”

                            But Democrats have their work cut out for them if they are going to approve the package without any GOP votes. As Obama circled the room and posed for photos before he spoke, a person in the room spotted Phil Schiliro, the president’s top legislative liaison, huddled in a tense conversation with Obey, the principal author of the House — a reminder that the bill still has a ways to go.

                            After the speech, Obama fielded a range of questions from Democrats in the room.

                            Hoping to keep jobs in his district, Georgia Rep. David Scott appealed to Obama to continue production of the F-22 fighter plane.

                            Responding to a question from Iowa Rep. Dave Loebsack, Obama said that Gen. David Petraeus and other Pentagon officials are reviewing the military situation in Afghanistan – and that he would emphasize diplomacy with Pakistan and articulate a clear strategy for the U.S. military there.

                            Among the many hurdles he faces, Obama must referee an emerging divide between the fiscal conservatives in his party and those Democrats who want him to increase federal funding for key domestic priorities like education and health care. Responding to a question from Pennsylvania Rep. Chaka Fattah about that balance, Obama said, "We've inherited a mess. It's our job to clean it up."

                            But the president promised to begin with homeowners facing foreclosure, telling the assembled Democrats that he would include money for distressed households in the next installment of federal funding to purchase distressed mortgage-related debt.

                            In his bid to overcome partisan gridlock, Obama promised the assembled Democrats that he and Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee, would work together to mobilize voters on big issues, like energy and health care reform, utilizing the party's campaign committees in the process.

                            Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin, who hasn't been able to walk since he was 16, asked Obama if he would remove the executive ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Yes, Obama replied, but only after he and congressional leaders figure out a way to prevent opponents from overturning it.
                            The president closed his remarks by telling lawmakers and their families that he is "grateful and humbled" to be the leader of their party – and he said his “greatest partner,” Pelosi, “delivers on everything she promises.”


                            The country has elected a teenager to the office of President of the United States. This country is supposedly falling apart, and the Dems are at a "spa" with their "leader", mocking the other Party! As Newt said this morning, rather than taking off to deliver a partisan speech at a spa, he should be with the leaders of both parties, hammering out a solution.


                            • Campaigning is all he knows how to do; give speeches and smile. That's easy because it is all about him

                              Leading a country takes more skill which he seems to be lacking. Being a leader involves more than one person being the center of attention.


                              • Yeah, his immaturity and inexperience are really showing up now, especially all of these hissy fits that's he's throwing. Reminds me of a little kid being told no by his mother.