Monday, October 18, 2010

Mob storms Kuwaiti TV station

Damaged studio equipment at the offices of Scope TV (18 October 2010)A mob stormed the offices of a private television station in Kuwait on Sunday after it broadcast a programme critical of the country's ruling family.

Mohammed Talal al-Said, executive manager of Scope TV, said some of the attackers were armed with pistols and knives, and injured several employees.

The station said $1m (£600,000) of damage was done to its studios.

On Monday, Interior Minister Sheikh Jabir al-Khalid al-Sabah said some of the assailants had been arrested. ...

On Saturday, the host of Scope's talk-show, Zayn wa Shayn (Good and Bad), appeared to accuse an al-Sabah family member who is a senior information ministry official of being behind the accusations, Ms Said told the Associated Press.

The next day, a crowd of more than 100 people descended on the station and gained entry by putting a gun to a security guard's head, she said. ...

via BBC News - Mob storms Kuwaiti TV station critical of ruling family.

Here in the USA, things like this don't happen because we have community water fluoridation.
- The discontinuation of national community water fluoridation in Kuwait in the beginning of the 1980s is also a factor to consider ... - who

- Fluoride is one of the basic ingredients in both PROZAC (FLUoxetene Hydrochloride) and Sarin nerve gas (Isopropyl-Methyl-Phosphoryl FLUoride).

- USAF Major George R. Jordan testified before Un-American Activity committees of Congress in the 1950’s that in his post as U.S.-Soviet liaison officer, the Soviets openly admitted to “Using the fluoride in the water supplies in their concentration camps, to make the prisoners stupid, docile, and subservient.” ... -

-  research on fluoride and the brain has been fueled by 18 human studies from China, India, Iran, and Mexico finding elevated levels of fluoride exposure to be associated with IQ deficits in children. - fluoridealert

“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.” - democraticunderground

France also has no community water fluoridation... and just look at the result, angry mobs burning and destroying things because the government wants to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.

I'm being flip here, more asking the question than saying I believe  fluoridation makes people docile. I've read it does. It could be that I'm selectively finding what I seek, however.

I might have also tied this to something else, like the amount of B vitamins people get, or religious views, or whatever.
Consider the possibility that you are being drugged into submission, sure. But also, consider the possibility that a spark of paranoia creates selective listening.

Is the cartoon character Homer Simpson a Catholic, for example?

1 comment:

Ann said...

I know this is a silly topic, but still, I think, it's curious....

About Homer Simpson being Catholic, the above links to the London Telegraph and it says as much. Its source is a Vatican newspaper, which, the Telegraph notes, had also previously praised the Simpson show.

But, on the same topic quotes executive producer Al Jean, which the London Telegraph could have done, but didn't. Jean "told Entertainment Weekly on Monday he was in 'shock and awe' at the latest assertion, adding that the Simpsons attend the 'Presbylutheran' First Church of Springfield. 'We've pretty clearly shown that Homer is not Catholic,' Jean said. 'I really don't think he could go without eating meat on Fridays -- for even an hour.'" also wrote about what the Telegraph apparently dismissed: "In December 2009, the Osservatore Romano [the same newspaper] described the show as 'tender and irreverent, scandalous and ironic, boisterous and profound, philosophical and sometimes even theological, nutty synthesis of pop culture and of the lukewarm and nihilistic American middle class.'"

But, the London Telegraph notes something about the source, which was not mentioned at "L'Osservatore Romano has ventured into popular culture in the last three years under a new editor, commenting on everything from The Beatles and The Blues Brothers to the blockbuster film Avatar and the Harry Potter books and films."

Why the two different takes on the same topic? It almost seems took an opportunity to slam American middle class. After all, calling a group "nihilistic" is not necessarily a compliment. At the same time London does a bit of extra work to look at the source. But, are the differences only a matter of investigative reporting? Or, is it something to do with audiences, sponsors and cultures? Or, is there something more? Or, is it nothing at all?