Hillary: Advertisers Want To Put Chips In Kid's Heads

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    She just wishes she could have implanted a GPS in Bill's head to know where he was at times.

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    WASHINGTON - Madison Ave. ad execs are so bent on taking control of America's children, they'd put computer chips in kids' brains if they could, Sen. Hillary Clinton said yesterday.

    Saying advertisers have found so many new ways to get at kids through video games and the Internet, Clinton warned that we're verging on a society out of a grim science fiction novel.

    "At the rate that technology is advancing, people will be implanting chips in our children to advertise directly into their brains and tell them what kind of products to buy," Clinton said at the Kaiser Family Foundation.

    The New York Democrat said the country was performing a "massive experiment" on kids who average more than six hours a day with media and advertising, soaking it up through TV, computers, games and iPods. She said the fastest growing advertising market is the 6- and under set, and that children's health is already being hurt by products like Camel's candy-flavored cigarettes and junk food sold with tips for video games - used to sell more junk food.

    "People are spending billions and billions of dollars enticing children basically to be obsessed with food," she said. "These foods are almost universally unhealthy." Clinton has offered legislation to study the effects of the "advertising-saturated, media-intense" world on kids.

    Robert Thompson, a professor of pop culture at Syracuse University, said Clinton and other politicians like to attack advertising because it's easier than trying to ban bad food products or fund broad education programs.

    "To go after advertising really makes no sense," he said. "It's sort of a backdoor tack, but it's the safer one politically."

    http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/436952p-368077c.html
     
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    Which one?
     
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    Wow, Camel makes candy flavored cigarettes. That's awesomely evil.

    I heart hyperbole.
     
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    Wow.

    Between Al Gore inventing horror stories about global warming, Cynthia and Jesse screaming "racism" at every drop of a hat, and now Hillary sounding alarms over nonexistent plans for advertisers implanting chips in peoples' brains, the Democrats have the hysterical-paranoia department all sewn up.

    And these people say they are the ones who should be running our country?

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    While I couldn't possibly be as fanatical as Shrillary, I wouldn't put it past advertisers to attempt such a stunt. It isn't like they have consciences.
     
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    Hey, that's my name for her! You and everyone else are encouraged to use it, though. Maybe when she runs, we can make up posters with it. Surely she will live up to her name in spades during her campaign. :fifty:
     
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    God, I hope this bimbo is the Dems choice in 08!
     
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    GW proved that anything is possible....
     
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    Comparing Pres Bush to The Red Queen is like comparing steak to hamburger

    In 08, the Red Queen will look like she went through a meat grinder on Election night
     
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    I have quite a few names for her. I'll try to be mindful of your patent rights.;)
     

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