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US Military Will Secretly Manipulate Social Media

A corporation in California has been awarded just such a contract from United States Central Command (Centcom). They will develop special software and scripts that will enable every allowed US Military Servicemen to control nearly a dozen separate identities based throughout the world.

Web experts criticize this "online persona management service" will allow the US Military to create fake online conversations and "crowd out unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not correspond with its own objectives."

These personas will be very hard to distinguish from a real person even by experts. The contract stipulates, "each fake online persona must have a convincing background, history and supporting details, and that up to 50 US-based controllers should be able to operate false identities from their workstations..."

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Ballooning Government Debts

A government debt is a government claim against personal income and private property – an unpaid tax bill. – Hans F. Sennholz "All democracies institute programs for current voters and shift the debt to future workers, even the unborn. Social Security, Medicare, prescriptions drug benefits for seniors are prime examples in America." Many U.S. States are battling public debt. Steve Forbes believes that the Obama's stimulus money to these States has only delayed their 'moment of truth'. Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey is praised by Forbes for reeling the spending back to 2006 levels and trying to negotiate with the public employee unions. "Under-funded public employee retirement and health care contracts are a major portion of the debt."

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