Crowds for hire

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    Oct 18, 2015 5:00 AM GMT
    There was an article published when the last N Korean ruler passed on, as to how many thousands of hired mourners attended his funeral. Well in the US, 'Crowds for hire' has become a lucrative business. So next time you see a Political Rally or a Street Party with lots of over enthusiastic revellers, protesting or dancing...think twice, they may be professional actors just doing their thing.http://www.cnnmobile.com/businessnews/2015/10/16/the-lucrative-business-of-crowds-for-hire
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    Oct 19, 2015 2:08 AM GMT
    For those who don't have time to search out, then sit and watch a video:

    http://bgr.com/2015/06/24/rent-crowd-service-politicians-office-president/

    http://bgr.com/2015/06/18/donald-trump-presidential-announcement-paid-actors/

    But it says that Trump only pays his "supporters" fifty bucks per rally. icon_cry.gif

    Not a lot of money for a day's work. But then, I suppose they don't have to provide a "happy ending," either.
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    Oct 19, 2015 8:02 PM GMT
    I read about something like this where a group paid people to march in a parade to promote a specific cause or piece of legislation, and then when people started asking them questions about the topic, they couldn't talk about it because nobody explained it to them. They were just there to take up space.
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    Oct 19, 2015 9:01 PM GMT
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    http://www.factcheck.org/2004/06/false-ads-there-oughta-be-a-law-or-maybe-not/
    ...Here’s a fact that may surprise you: Candidates have a legal right to lie to voters just about as much as they want.

    That comes as a shock to many. After all, consumers have been protected for decades from false ads for commercial products. Shouldn’t there be "truth-in-advertising" laws to protect voters, too?

    Turns out, that’s a tougher question than you might imagine.

    For one thing, the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution says, "Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech," and that applies to candidates for office especially. And secondly, in the few states that have enacted laws against false political ads, they haven’t been very effective....

    ...there’s no such truth-in-advertising law governing federal candidates. They can legally lie about almost anything they want. In fact, the Federal Communications Act even requires broadcasters who run candidate ads to show them uncensored, even if the broadcasters believe their content to be offensive or false.

    Federal Communications Act
    (U.S. Code: Title 47, Sec. 315. – Candidates for public office)