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2010-12-02 07:19:37 PM  
Once again...

Google killed the internet.
 
2010-12-02 07:26:34 PM  
So what? You can't post a snuff film on YouTube. Anyway, it's not censorship. YouTube and Google are private companies. They can do whatever the hell they want!

For a libertarian, he seems to have problems with libertarianism.
 
2010-12-02 07:29:54 PM  
I had a very brief stint in high school where I listened to Alex Jones frequently, mainly out of curiosity. I realize now that his ideas are probably nuts, but it's fun listening to him talk about the New World Order and whatever else flies out of his crazy skull. That, and I enjoyed his cameos in A Scanner Darkly and Waking Life.

I wouldn't be dumb enough to buy anything he associates with, but I also think he's really harmless and fringe, so whatever. What's with all the greenlights related to him lately, though?
 
2010-12-02 07:31:13 PM  
Das Kiwizoid: What's with all the greenlights related to him lately, though?

Clearly part of the New World Order's conspiracy to besmirch his good name.
 
2010-12-02 07:31:32 PM  
Yeah, I have to jump on the "Who?" bandwagon on this one. Never heard of him... could care less if he's banned from every URL that ever existed.


scottjriel: linkfail

Can't help but notice that it says the research was backed by him and his team... so of course it is completely and utterly unbiased and true.
 
2010-12-02 07:35:26 PM  
I can say this... Alex Jones has filled a rather gullible friend's head with a lot of nonsense. Maybe gullible doesn't quite describe it right, my friend is a sucker for conspiracy theories... he swallows far too many of them hook line and sinker.

Considering how much Alex Jones has been a blight on my friend's common sense, I have no problem with Google or YouTube not participating in the propagation of his bullshiat.

Between Alex Jones and Jeff Rense... my friend's head is so screwed up that he thinks "The Powers That Be" are some immortal group of superhumans who enslave everyone in the world and are spraying us with chemicals from passenger planes... *facepalm*

I'm so sick of people like them...
 
2010-12-02 07:36:28 PM  
GungFu: Angry Face.


Happy Face.


is why i carry a small taser when in crowds like that

sneek up behind'm in a crowd - zap - down goes the rat , no one the wiser.

/chills assholes the hell out everytime
 
2010-12-02 07:38:46 PM  
img203.imageshack.us
Whatever, dude.
 
2010-12-02 07:39:42 PM  
Zmog: aelfheld: What's libertarian about demanding a private entity provide a forum for your ranting?

This and then some. Does Google even have to explain themselves? Can't they just remove whatever they feel like from their service for fark all reasons?


That's how I see it, but I'm not in the habit of wearing my underpants on my head.
 
2010-12-02 07:44:49 PM  
MasterYong: ROFL at the Radical Liberal" statement FTFA.

He's a Libertarian. That's pretty much the opposite of a liberal.


Nah, he's a liberal. Libertarians don't whinge on about being 'suppressed' because a private entity won't provide them a soapbox.
 
2010-12-02 07:46:01 PM  
I don't see how this guy is that much crazier than Glenn Beck.
 
2010-12-02 07:48:29 PM  
give me doughnuts: I'm still stuck on: Who is Alex Jones?

The censorship is working!
 
2010-12-02 07:50:11 PM  
AdolfOliverPanties: I don't see how this guy is that much crazier than Glenn Beck.

He's not... they're like two sides to the same coin. Both extreme, both full of shiat, and both trying to dupe their listeners into buying their bullshiat hook line and sinker. I'm pretty sure they're both quite aware that what they're selling is bullshiat too.
 
2010-12-02 07:54:00 PM  
I think you actually have to matter before anybody puts any effort into trying to censor you....
 
2010-12-02 07:59:13 PM  
JohnnyC: I can say this... Alex Jones has filled a rather gullible friend's head with a lot of nonsense. Maybe gullible doesn't quite describe it right, my friend is a sucker for conspiracy theories... he swallows far too many of them hook line and sinker.

Considering how much Alex Jones has been a blight on my friend's common sense, I have no problem with Google or YouTube not participating in the propagation of his bullshiat.


What I find rather bizarre is that coincidence theory is considered to be "common sense". When it comes to politics and politically driven systems conspiracy theory makes a hell of a lot more sense than coincidence theory. The idea that the stars just magically keep aligning for certain big corporate and political interests just strains my common sense. Politics by its very nature is conspiratorial.

For example, we are supposed to believe that these body scanners, the well timed underpants bomber, and personal profits of a certain former high level homeland security employee were just a magical coincidence.

Of course if we actually had an honest and transparent government then conspiracy theory wouldn't be needed to fill the voids created by secrecy, lies, and inadequate investigative journalism of the mainstream media.
 
2010-12-02 08:00:32 PM  
Ishkur: Get over yourself, Alex.

You are not important. You are not a target. You are neither interesting nor insightful nor informative nor do you have anything remotely useful to say. You are concentrated psychosis smothered in paranoia in a can of peaches & crazy, and your only contribution to media is providing a haven of delusional inquiry for Art Bell listeners after his retirement.


Um, hey, asshole. Alex can't hear you.
 
2010-12-02 08:10:42 PM  
You know who else tried to censor Alex Jones?
Hitler.
 
2010-12-02 08:21:29 PM  
He's not... they're like two sides to the same coin. Both extreme, both full of shiat, and both trying to dupe their listeners into buying their bullshiat hook line and sinker. I'm pretty sure they're both quite aware that what they're selling is bullshiat too.

They're both sponsored by gold brokers too. AND they both look like grownup Campbells Soup kids.

/wake up sheeple!
 
2010-12-02 08:32:28 PM  
Can't we just ignore this insane ideologue and go about our lives? If we did the same thing for Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, we'd be in much better shape.
 
2010-12-02 08:56:45 PM  
4chan Ambassador: His YouTube channel, TheAlexJonesChannel will be banned soon as well.

Ah, the old "What's ABOUT to happen proves my point!" bit. Why do people keep buying this line?

"The USA is going to cease to exist and become the North American Union ANY DAY NOW! (Message originally posted Jan. 13th, 1997)"

"Clinton/Bush/Obama is about to round you all up and put you into concentration camps VERY SOON!"

And of course, the fringe evangelicals who keep saying that Jesus will return next Tuesday during lunch hour to impose their very specific personal view of Christianity where Jesus condemns to Hell teh libruls, teh gheys, and that guy who said he had never heard of him that one time.
 
2010-12-02 08:57:34 PM  
Alex Jones needs thorazine. Badly.
 
2010-12-02 08:59:11 PM  
leadmetal: For example, we are supposed to believe that these body scanners, the well timed underpants bomber, and personal profits of a certain former high level homeland security employee were just a magical coincidence.

I know you're just a kook, but what, and who, the fark are you talking about?
 
2010-12-02 09:02:56 PM  
Fireproof: Ah, the old "What's ABOUT to happen proves my point!" bit. Why do people keep buying this line?

I just realized that it's even worse than this. It's more "What's ABOUT to happen is every scrap of evidence that I'm even the slightest bit right!"

The amazing thing is not only do people buy it, they go on believing it for years, without even noticing that it hasn't happened yet.
 
2010-12-02 09:11:23 PM  
The biggest Alex Jones conspiracy? The government has been blasting gamma waves at Alex Jones' studio to prematurely age him. That's why he looks like he's in his mid-forties, but he's really only 36.
 
2010-12-02 09:19:52 PM  
I really feel sorry for all the poor people who find themselves tethered to Alex Jones without a choice in the matter. Family, relatives, inlaws, etc. Imagine being socially obliged to listen to this guy prattle on at Thanksgiving, Christmas etc. What a decision to have to make...Do you want to have a Christmas where everyone exchanges sympathetic 'what do we do?' glances as this paranoid, self-indulgent asshole rants and raves uninterrupted, or do you take charge of the situation, tell him to shut the fark up right up front and have a Christmas of tense, subdued hostility? That's the type of scenario that every member of this retards poor family struggles with several times a year.
 
2010-12-02 09:25:24 PM  
Alex Jones is just another hack conspiracy theorist who claims his research is backed up by fact at all times(Hint: It's not), but in reality, just like so many other famous conspiracy theorist journalists(Richard Hoaglund, Glenn Beck), he's just fighting as hard as he can to stay relevant, going as far as to make anything he can up.
 
2010-12-02 09:27:52 PM  
Crosshair: The problem with Alex Jones is that he has some really good guests who are saying the right things, but Alex Jones is just 18 types of crazy. I like listening to some of his interviews, but I wish they would just cut AJ out of the recordings.

I love his 18 types of crazy! He's like a crazy Basket and Robbins.
 
2010-12-02 09:28:03 PM  
I really wish I could find the interview 60 Minutes did with Alex Jones. It was perfect. They talked to him let him word vomit all of his crazy ideas, followed him around, and videotaped a part of him doing his radio show.

During the show he said that CNN is now reporting that the government is about to start forced vaccination of all girls because they're all little whores or something along those lines. The 60 minutes reporter went and looked up the original article that Jones was using as an uncited reference for the claim, it was some random person's opinion blog stating that the government SHOULD start forcing teenage girls to take whatever it was because they're all little whores. It was a tongue in cheek blog entry. Jones reported it as truth, and didn't even quote it right.

When he was confronted with it, Jones just sort of stammered his way out of acknowledging anything about it one way or the other.

www.shelleytherepublican.com
 
2010-12-02 09:46:01 PM  
What really chaffs my pooper is these dudes that think if they talk in a gravelly (sp?) voice, it makes them sound cooler and smarter than everyone else. Remember the Monster House feller? Kind of like all the smart truck drivers have a twang in their voice.

Find a douche with a twang, and a gravelly voice, and you have the smartest shiathead alive, well, at least the owner of the voice will think so.
 
2010-12-02 09:50:23 PM  
leadmetal: What I find rather bizarre is that coincidence theory is considered to be "common sense". When it comes to politics and politically driven systems conspiracy theory makes a hell of a lot more sense than coincidence theory. The idea that the stars just magically keep aligning for certain big corporate and political interests just strains my common sense. Politics by its very nature is conspiratorial.

I'm not talking about any coincidence theory here. Why bother with theories at all? Why not just rely on what credible evidence there is to examine and make sound observations about a given topic?

The problem with the whole "conspiracy theory" crap is that most of it relies heavily on assumptions about secret societies and grand sweeping plans that are far outside of the realm of reality.

As for complete transparency... are you farking kidding me? How exactly are we supposed to keep our country protected from our enemies (which we really do have) if we have complete transparency? I suppose you'll just have everyone in the US sign some kind of non-disclosure agreement and then trust that no single American could have their loyalty bought? Or maybe we should hold a few of our cards back in the global game of poker.

Seriously... is it really that much of a mental stretch to realize that the following could answer your example that you portray as a magical coincidence?

How about this:
1. We create security measures that forces our enemies into coming up with ways of getting around/through our security measures.
2. 2005: Michael Chertoff endorses the use of backscatter technology as a security measure, some are put to use.
3. January 2009: Michael Chertoff leaves as head of Homeland Security (asked to leave by the Obama admin) and forms a consulting company and does work for Rapidscan, the company that owns backscatter technology.
4. December 25th, 2009: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempts to utilize a security flaw (no backscatter where he got on the plane) to smuggle a bomb onto a plane in retaliation for an attack on Yemen based militant extremists by the U.S.
5. 2010 - Chertoff once again gets a chance to push his favorite security measure which happens to also be one of his client's products: Rapidscan backscatter x-ray body scanners (developed in 1992).

It wasn't a coincidence... it was a series of events and opportunities... Let's break it down with "common sense":

The guy was appointed by the Bush admin to head up Homeland Security. His job was to oversee and identify the best ways of preventing a terrorist attack here in the States. He recognizes that the backscatter tech will serve the purpose of detecting most things that they want to detect and recommends it's use. Initially it's used mostly to scan shipping crates and such, but in a few places it is used to try and find hidden drugs or bombs. Generally the public is not all that receptive to the idea and so his recommendation isn't implemented everywhere. Then he's asked to leave his job by the Obama admin. He has some "clout" as being knowledgeable about security and forms a consulting group. Rapidscan hires him on as a consultant knowing full well that he likes their backscatter system and has connections that could prove profitable for both of them. Then the jackass attempts the Christmas bombing. Seizing on the opportunity that is presented and the lessened resistance from the public about backscatter machines, he helps get backscatter machines sold to the TSA as a sure fire way to catch bombs like the one used in the recent attempted bombing... then he gets pretty rich for having done a good job as a consultant for Rapidscan.

See how that all makes sense now?

Or are you still going to try and imply that Rapidscan and Micheal Chertoff somehow convinced a militant extremist that he should blow himself and a plane full of people up so they could make a profit? Oh... and of course, being appointed by Bush, and fired by Obama must all have been part of the plan going all the way back to 2005... right?

So no... your conspiracy theory certainly doesn't trump reality or common sense.
 
2010-12-02 09:54:59 PM  
It's like this folks:

YouTube and Google are privately owned companies. They are by no means the only way to post video on the web.

Each has their own policy as far as use goes. You must agree to their policy before you can post a single video.

That policy is the law, as far as that particular privately owned site goes, If you break their policy, they have every right to remove content, warn a user, and eventually ban them.
This is not a freedom of speech issue since it is a privately owned company, and there are plenty of alternative means by which Alex Jones can post his videos and podcasts or what have you.
Censorship would be the banning of Alex Jones videos from the Internet, which really would set a precedent, and can't be enforced anyway.
 
2010-12-02 09:55:15 PM  
leadmetal: just a magical coincidence.

Oh... one last thing... Things only seem "magical" when you don't understand them.
 
2010-12-02 09:56:42 PM  
JohnnyC: AdolfOliverPanties: I don't see how this guy is that much crazier than Glenn Beck.

He's not... they're like two sides to the same coin. Both extreme, both full of shiat, and both trying to dupe their listeners into buying their bullshiat hook line and sinker. I'm pretty sure they're both quite aware that what they're selling is bullshiat too.


Except Beck makes a ton of money, Jones struggles. Don't get me wrong, I think Alex Jones is crazy, and this is me speaking as someone that sent him an email and had it posted on the front page of infowars.com 10 years ago. (It was about the militarisation of the UK police, fwiw). But I gave up on his brand of crazy a long time ago.

Beck on the other hand, is supported by Rupert Murdoch, so I ask you... who is more dangerous to the sanity of the masses?
 
2010-12-02 10:06:27 PM  
epoc_tnac: Beck on the other hand, is supported by Rupert Murdoch, so I ask you... who is more dangerous to the sanity of the masses?

My vote would be Beck. Which one will be stopped from spreading lies? Both of them...

Impermanence... We might not be able to silence them, but they'll only live so long anyway. Beck was born in 1964, Jones in 1974... not sure who will drop first though...
 
2010-12-02 10:12:47 PM  
RDixon: Once again...

Google killed the internet.


Video killed the radio star.
 
2010-12-02 10:14:24 PM  
Are all these right-wing radio guys fat asses?

I guess sitting around all day yelling in a microphone isn't exactly aerobic.
 
2010-12-02 10:30:46 PM  
Oh man, how is it that the voice of Alex Jones, El Rushbo-duchebag, and all these other guys are as annoying as they are. I have people at work that listen to them, but I just cant seem to stand their delivery or voice. Let alone some of the crazy they speak of.

I will have to hand it to Rush. He can plug anything. I heard him one time reciting how "Obama's something or other" is putting our safety at risk. Then read a newspaper clipping about a mom and son stealing other people's IDs and committing fraud. As if still reading the clipping, he wondered off to talk how LifeLock can protect out IDs and is the solution to "Obama's something or other".

/politics....just another game
 
2010-12-02 10:31:58 PM  
Crosshair: The problem with Alex Jones is that he has some really good guests who are saying the right things, but Alex Jones is just 18 types of crazy. I like listening to some of his interviews, but I wish they would just cut AJ out of the recordings.

Pretty much.

Also this:

Alex Jones is a chainsaw. (new window)
 
2010-12-02 10:37:17 PM  
bartink: He is an epic douche. I'm from Austin and its a small town in some ways. I know a lot of people that knew him at the cable access station and they farking hate him. He's a liar and scam artist.


Citation needed. Details! I want Details!
 
2010-12-02 10:50:17 PM  
I'm sure this has already been said but:


Government bans infowars.com = censorship

Google cuts infowars.com from news feed because it has repeatedly posted debunked news or outright lies = T.F.B. for infowars, not censorship


Quit invoking the First Amendment when IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH IT!
 
2010-12-02 10:54:01 PM  
Thrash Attack
All the hubub = concern trolling
Amirite?
 
2010-12-02 11:17:38 PM  
I agree with a couple things AJ spits out, but then again even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

The rest of it is thus:
donquijote.cc
 
2010-12-02 11:39:02 PM  
Damn, I just see sheep.

Bah Bah Bah...

Winston
 
2010-12-02 11:58:50 PM  
img32.imageshack.us

"And these conspiracy nuts, are they in the room with you right now?"
 
2010-12-03 12:03:13 AM  
Cervidanti: Basically, google just said that his videos don't count as news. And he's trying to confuse and mislead his mentally retarded followers by making them think they banned him entirely- despite posting a video on the account he says was banned on the site he says he was banned from.

I'm probably going to get crucified for sticking my neck out here plus I'm about ready to crash....

What Alex basically does is takes articles in relation to politics, bills, laws, local corruption, banking corruption, international/global agencies, climate science etc, reports them on his show and connects the dots to a design of our system that very few talk about and probable systematic take over of our freedoms. Articles that most main stream media finds little interest with along with sadly most other people in our country. The man actually has a very big following. His channel views are well within the 10s of millions.

This information is usually quite factual and well documented within our own government bureaucracies. He provides plenty of sources and links to the facts for people to figure it out for themselves. Which we should, do you really need truth to be spoon fed to you? You're never going to believe it until you see it. And he does provide the information no doubt.

Sure there are always going to be nutjob here or there in his forums, heh even callers (when he can shutup long enough to take a few) however even Alex himself cuts of the whackjobs pretty quickly. He is passionate about what he talks about, he believes in it. His values for people in general are pretty straight laced and clean cut. He even supports legalization of pot, something I actually hold reserves toward. He is no Democrat or Republican though he does seem to lean a little conservative. He IS sometimes hard to listen to. I'll admit, I do try to catch his show everyday. He and his topics are FAR more interesting & relevant to me than the garbage TV and Mainstream media. But this is coming from a guy who is about his age. I haven't watched TV consistently since the late 90's. I try from time to time to pick TV up but I am always left feeling of it being irrelevant, insulting or just plain to much nonsense drama for my taste.

To the guy I quoted above you obviously do not listen to his radio show. I however do. (unleash the rabid dogs) The story is Youtube removed a video from his channel and sent Alex an email claiming copyright infringment because of a clip (wikileaks van assult clip) contained within said video. All the while TONS of other videos on Youtube, even Youtube partners had this vary same clip in thier videos but none of them were removed.

So Alex called their bluff. So Google backed down.
The thing is this is not the first time this has happened to him.
I think Google/Youtube harrased him before last summer.
Same kind of drama, A Jones just makes a stink about 1st amendment and wanting to have people (you & me) be informed on current news & events.

I appreciate this btw. (who the fark cares about Lady Gaga FFS)

Calls his lawyers and sure enough, google backs down.

This emailed threatened to close his channel down.
Here is the Link (new window)

The only one who is confusing people is you.
Probably because you have little appreciation for those who make an effort to empower people on the fact that their freedoms ARE being removed bill by bill, fear by fear.

If you don't care, thats your choice. You can only control yourself not others.

Shame on you for your lack of honesty for knowing the facts.
Next time when you look at yourself in the mirror, chuckle a little for me.

Story ends for now that this banned video has been restored and all is well on the Google News search front.

Here is my take on the News search thing.

Just because he may not be a main source for braking stories does not mean he or ANYONE for that matter could never actually BRAKE a News story on their own. In fact he has had plenty of guest annouce information on his program that is in fact braking news. News to those who find it relevant. So simply saying only XYZ sites have the credentials to justify what news actually is, is basically the same thing as having someone telling you that only what THEY say is empowering or enlightening or news worthy.

You BETTER BELIEVE choices matter, not just for yourselves but for everyone else.

So are you going to shutup the woman who tells you & her neighbors that there is a rapist on the street, shut her up only because you didn't hear it from the main stream media? Let me guess, its not possible for anyone in government to be corrupt...lol How naive.
Okay, well even if they are corrupt so what there is nothing I can do. Wrong, you expose the truth but stating their efforts and drawing out cause and effect. That usually keeps most Aholes in their place.
The idiots that push it just prove people like Alex right time after time. And there are plenty of Idiots in positions of power these days. Why do you think people like Glen Beck & Alex Jones are thriving.

Beck did copy Jones method.
Beck just does it with props.
Jones does it with his mouth.

Ewwwww, okay, nvm.

Anyhow, It's called being informed and observant.

REAL News concerning issues of freedom and liberty and choice comes from People, not Corporations.

Okay, off to bed I go.
 
2010-12-03 12:12:05 AM  
Doktor_Zhivago:

Does anyone take this guy seriously? I think he's even more fringe than Glenn Beck. Beck's a moron but he's not seriously suggesting that the government is out to kill him or that there's a vast cover up of some Illuminati/alien/Masonic/Jewish conspiracy (or whatever Alex Jones believes, I haven't really read up on him except for checking his sites every few months for the lawls).

Sadly, my 18 year old nephew. You can't talk to him for more than 30 seconds without some crap about flouride in the water or the Bilderberg group or some such nonsense starts up. The kid is intelligent but spoiled, lazy and has a reading problem, so all these Alex Jones videos are perfect: he can soak it all up and feel like he knows more about the world than, say, his cousin who did two tours of duty in Iraq with the Marines.

The best was at my mom's 80th birthday party. Jones acolyte nephew: 'Grandma, did you know that Bill Gates' father had ties to the Nazis?' My mom: 'Who's Bill Gates? Is he a baseball player?' The thing is, I think my mom knows exactly who Bill Gates is, she just didn't want to get sucked into the nonsense.
 
2010-12-03 12:43:22 AM  
Alex Jones is actually a lot more like Ann Coulter was, if you remember her(Yeah, I know, you guys probably already forgot that one). A journalist failure that's trying their level best to appear in every column that they can, by saying provocative and batshyte crazy things. At least he's finally stopped suing everyone that calls him out on his lies. Or has he? I haven't really paid that much attention to the attention whore lately.

(And yes, he was famous in Austin for pulling the "I sue you for calling me a liar" stunt repeatedly)
 
2010-12-03 12:44:07 AM  
Oh, Alex Jones is THAT jackass
 
2010-12-03 12:54:14 AM  
mirazh1976: What Alex basically does is takes articles in relation to politics, bills, laws, local corruption, banking corruption, international/global agencies, climate science etc, reports them on his show and connects the dots to a design of our system that very few talk about and probable systematic take over of our freedoms.

Yeah, but it's all bullshiat. It's called apophenia, and it's a hallmark feature of paranoid psychotics and a serious error in logic, judgment, and investigative inquiry. This is the precisely the problem with Alex Jones -- nothing he's railing against is actually there. He finds an article on A, finds a spurious or dubious connection with G, and then rants for an hour about B,C,D,E and F to connect it all together. But there is no evidence or factual basis for any of those middle letters. He made it all up. It only exists in his head.

All Alex Jones documentaries are speculative fan fiction on current events.
 
2010-12-03 01:20:22 AM  
So I did my senior thesis on Alex Jones and prison planet. I was fascinated by the loyalty and idolization of the fan base. It completely went against the stereotype of the loner conspiracy theorist

Also, the line of demarcation amongst conspiracy theorists is the alien conspiracy. Alex Jones is very careful about avoiding alien discussions on his podcast.
 
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