I am almost positive they do.

How many times can your subconscious take in warnings like:

"Smoking Causes Lung Cancer"

"Sleepy Drivers Die" (... not helped by the following signs "Feeling Sleepy?")

Repetition trains the subconscious.. see it or hear it often enough and you can make it come true ... ?

asked 25 Feb '10, 02:21

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edited 22 Mar '12, 04:49

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I think you guys are waking up to the true nature and purpose of mass media.

The Reuters, The associated press, and the 3 Major TV networks in the US come under the control of one family dynasty.

Your opinions are given to you

The effects of your own opinions upon individual consciousness and the mass outcome are well understood & used with specific intent.


answered 25 Feb '10, 04:15

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Oh I do not doubt that for a minute Traveller!! They also use things like Climate Change to distract our attention to what they are really doing. Lord Christopher Monckton, one time adviser to Margaret Thatcher when she was Prime Minister of UK, has a lot to say about this subject.

(25 Feb '10, 04:31) Inactive User ♦♦

I know exactly who you are talking about. I'm sure he is sharing only what he is allowed to share. There is a rule from energy point of view that to avoid a karmic consequence, you cannot interfere in the free will of another. But you can present information in such a way that the other chooses to participate in that information affecting them. So If I tell you about the New World Order, and you choose to envision you life being affected by it, the invitation was initiated by you with no consequence to me. So we have to walk this fine line of awakening and non participation.

(25 Feb '10, 04:53) The Traveller

Lord Monckton proposes the formation of a worldwide freedom party. Imagine if we do all the work and accomplish this, all they have to do is to hijack the leadership once the party is formed. The power is in remaining the individual and not in giving it up by forming a global authority to represent us.

(25 Feb '10, 05:11) The Traveller

Scarey ... I, personally am not a fan of worldwide anything.. the old axiom 'there is safety in numbers' rings true to me. Might not get where want to go too fast, but we will get there safely. Same applies with spiritual persuits it is said.

(25 Feb '10, 22:08) Inactive User ♦♦
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Any idea that makes its way into your consciousness is like a seed. We can choose to water the seed or not. I travelled to Mauritania a few years back and I had to reflect because the people out in the villages had no concept of germs. Some of them died young, and some of them lived to be 100 years old. Nerver-the-less, the idea of germs started to permeate their culture and some people resisted and some people accepted. The thing is, resisting and accepting are both forms of watering the seed. When I hear about the new flu out there, I just tell myself I'm stronger than any flu, and then I don't think about it any more, and the seed starts to decompose.


answered 25 Feb '10, 10:07

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The 'new' flu threats happen every three years, have you noticed? Exactly the shelf life if the vacinations for flu. What worries me about this practice (apart from the greed or pharmaceutical companies and the fear they purposely generate) is that one day we will have a severe threat and everybody will ignore it. Crying wolf, is an extremely dangerous practice.

(25 Feb '10, 22:12) Inactive User ♦♦

PS... I think it is that ideas make their way to the subconscious without us realising it that is the real worry. It is the subconscious that runs the body systems according to Huna belief system.

(25 Feb '10, 22:18) Inactive User ♦♦

When I smoked (cough) I always tried to buy the cigarettes with warning labels that said smoking may cause reduced sperm count. ("Rökning kan skada sperman och minskar fruktsamheten.)"and avoided the ones that might cause impotence("Rökning kan försämra blodflödet och orsakar impotens.") thanks Wikipedia


answered 01 Mar '10, 16:07

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Great approach! :D Loved this answer.

(06 Jul '10, 17:38) Asklepios

@ Asklepios :-) Glad you liked it and its so nice to be nicotine free...

(06 Jul '10, 22:49) ursixx

Health warnings could be some sort of a reverse or negative placebo. I'm not sure what to call it...

So instead of believing something will be good for you and that belief alone actually makes you better, believing something is harmfull to you could have harmfull effects.


answered 25 Feb '10, 02:53

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"Smoking Causes Lung Cancer" won't affect you at all, if you don't smoke.

If you do smoke, your chances of getting lung cancer go up dramatically. A man who continues to smoke until he dies is 23 times more likely to die of lung cancer, than if he had never smoked.

Smoking causes lung cancer because the smoke itself contain known carcinogenic chemicals such as benzo(a)pyrene and NNK. As these chemicals are deposited into the lungs, they cause DNA damage, oxidative stress and inflammation, which promote the initiation and growth of tumors. It is the DNA damage, and the inability of the body to repair that damage, that results in cells starting to divide and multiply in a deviant way that ends up growing into a malignant tumor.

So smoking has actual physical effects.

Here's the bottom line with suggestions like "Sleepy Drivers Die." If you don't believe that such suggestions will affect you, they won't. If you have any doubt, then don't drive while you're sleepy.


answered 25 Feb '10, 05:11

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Haven't they established that passive smoking causes cancer? Smoking indoors in public places is almost non existant here in Australia now.. by law.

(25 Feb '10, 22:21) Inactive User ♦♦

@Lorraine: Yes. That's why smoking is now illegal in many public places in the United States also.

(25 Feb '10, 23:06) Vesuvius

Well if there are any Mark Twain fans out there.. and I happen to be one.. especially of his quotes one of which comes to mind as I read this question:


I have to agree with his philosophy on this subject.


answered 28 Feb '10, 19:50

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edited 01 Mar '10, 15:11

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I love your answer! Nearly fell off the chair in laughter! It would be great to create a T-shirt with these words and walk through a health convention while wearing it.

(01 Mar '10, 01:26) The Traveller

love it ! great quote

(22 Mar '12, 04:56) Lance

Yes, and it is called the nocebo effect. Like when the doctor tells someone they have a fatal illness and then the person dies and they didn't have the fatal disease after all. They died because they believed they would.

Also, Masuro Emoto demonstrates in videos and books that water molecules are physically changed by the sound vibrations and words spoken and written, positive and negative. Positive words make beautiful crystals, and negative words make a yucky gunk. Here is a video interview with Dr. Emoto.


answered 22 Mar '12, 09:14

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