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Toedancer

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War as Entertainment
« on: August 14, 2012, 10:27:22 AM »
I kept seeing the ad for Stars Earn Stripes thruout channel surfing to get away from the Olympics. I tuned in last night for about 2 minutes and was shocked and disgusted. A small group of Nobel Peace Laureates issued a letter, whether it gets more than a 30 second reflection who knows. From the Women's Initiative.


Nine Nobel Peace Laureates today issued an open letter to the Chairman of NBC Entertainment, as well as General Wesley Clark and others involved in the new “reality” show premiering tonight on NBC—“Stars Earn Stripes—calling on them to walk away from the show immediately.
http://nobelwomensinitiative.org/2012/08/nine-nobel-peace-laureates-call-on-nbc-to-cancel-stars-earn-stripes/?ref=18


Take ActionThe Nobel Laureates have announced their support for a protest outside of NBC headquarters today, Monday August 13 at 5 pm – 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112.Add your name to the RootsAction petition calling on NBC to cancel “Stars Earn Stripes.”Tweet at NBC! Here is a sample tweet:#WarIsntEntertainment We join with Nobel Laureates calling for NBC to cancel @NBCStarsStripes #StarsEarnStripes http://bit.ly/Nu9Rcp
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Re: War as Entertainment
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 02:23:51 PM »
There have been complaints about this for a couple of weeks now. Unfortunately, the Nobel laureates will only serve as publicists for a show that would have faded away for lack of viewers.
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
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Re: War as Entertainment
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 03:44:01 PM »
Fade Away? I don't think so, the yahoos in Canada/U.S. just love this kind of shit.
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