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    Anyone who thinks they have free will in the current corporatized world has not been reading the research. The degree to which our choices/decisions (without us knowing) are manipulated by companies that spend lots of $$$s on figuring out how to separate us from our money is incredible. For fun look at some of the recent behavioral economics research.

    There's room at the top they're telling you still But first you must learn how to smile as you kill If you want to be like the folks on the hill

    by taonow on Sat May 11, 2013 at 03:30:41 PM PDT

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      I know they have excellent research, but it's not much good if the would-be subject doesn't participate in commercial culture beyond bare necessities.  I'm sure it sways millions.  But the person who doesn't watch TV or go to movies or read magazines, who gets all of their infotainment off the internet by self-initiated download, refuses to join e-mail lists or allow sellers to impose on their "stream", and for good measure, lies on any "registration" form necessary to get access to a site, doesn't usually have to deal with any advertisements that aren't, well, amusing.  Like the porn ads after I identify myself as a seventeen-year-old male.

      Anyone in this country is aware of the pitches to a certain extent.  But those who have actually studied them, and studied counter-programming and resistance techniques, can make a space for themselves to act outside of the controls.  I do both recommend and attempt to teach others how to do this when I have the opportunity.  I would say from experience that at least 5% of the population has the potential to become Free Humans/Other People.

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