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Hammer Thinks Brit Is Too Legit to Quit

2/8/2008 3:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rapper-turned-pastor M.C. Hammer was all set to leave Avalon last night, when our photog asked if he had any advice for Britney Spears. He couldn't resist the opportunity to preach ... to the choir. Pray!


Once again, it's Hammer time.

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16.

DJc    

That was nice. Its good to hear a kind word for a change. I love Hammer! People are so cruel...like to kick ya when your down. Hammer looks great too! Amen!

2357 days ago
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Ms_Tell_It_Like_It_Is    

ONCE AGAIN, TMZ's headline and text is misleading and creepily negative. Hammer actually said some really thoughtful, nice things in relation to Brit, but TMZ completely ruined it by making it sound negative and self serving, which it was not. Looking forward to seeing Karma kick TMZ's ass..... HARD.

2357 days ago
18.

Party 'till you die!    

Hey hammer brain, did you stop to consider that for Twit, sensationalism is more important to her than her friends, family, and KIDS!!!!!!

2357 days ago
19.

Love Don't Hate    

What a nice guy and a nice thing to say! He went out of his way to show love to Britney, and I for one am glad to see it. We should all hate a little less. And, btw, all the money in the world can't buy sanity.

2357 days ago
20.

tmz fan    

too legit. too legit to quit. doot-doot. too legit. too legit to quit. doot-doot. too legit. too legit to quit. doot-doot-doot-doot-doooooo!

2357 days ago
21.

sdfsdf    

Hammer is cool. He's always been a class act. Would love to see a come back tour.

2357 days ago
22.

Hammers neighbor    

Hey Hammer lives in my town in Northern CA. He is a great family guy and lives a pretty regularlife (for Hammer). He showed alot of class in this clip. Good for him.

2357 days ago
23.

WHOLLY Mother    

Re: Britney. The following is copy and pasted from the Journal of the Singapor Armed Forces: When I read it, I could not help but to see a similiarity in Britneys controler (the "general") "OSAMA" (i.e. 'sam') and the Osama and other terrorist and terrorist tactics written about in this article. Could it be that Britney is being held HOSTAGE and being "mind controlled" by this "OSAMA" guy as a form of terrorism against the West? Deep seated hatred for Britney and her parents, disrespect for the ruling of the Honorable Judge in Los Angeles, and pretending (in the media) and to Britney to be Britney's Hero? Certainly he is giving atttempt to alienate Britney from her parents! Isn't that called, "Parent Alienation Syndrome?" When you read the following, think, "Britney."

Although Osama's motivations may appear to be religiously motivated, other factors such as political (e.g. US foreign policy and repressive governments in the Middle East), cultural (e.g. individualism and American values), and economic (e.g. globalisation) play important roles.

Strategy, Tactics and Weapons

"To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself."

Sun Tzu35

The strategy for terrorists encompasses the following:36 First, the act must be horrifying, striking at innocent lives that have nothing to do with the cause the terrorists are espousing; second, it provokes uncertainty and is directed against the society as a whole and does not distinguish civilians and military targets; third, it depends and uses the mass media to communicate and publicise its acts and motives. The use of violence is obligatory in order to induce fear and chaos and it is aimed at the people and the institutions of the established order.37 Violence provides the glue that binds terrorists together into a unity of purpose even for those who are violently opposed to one another. They also aim to make themselves into heroes and so persuade opponents and neutrals that the terrorists' cause is righteous and their actions are justified.

Their strategy is to make the other party appear in the wrong or be guilty of brutality. In religiously motivated terrorism, "Satanization" has been used to de-legitimise an opponent.

Terrorists today are better organized, more professional and better equipped.

The terrorists have the following weapons at their disposal: the mass media, technology, psychology and drugs, and sabotage.

The Mass Media

An important variable in determining the scope of success of a terrorist assault is the mass media. Since terrorism is a violent method aimed at the psychological effect of the deed, the mass media, which occupies a determinant position in the formation of public opinion, becomes a useful tool for any terrorist act..

Although not a direct cause of terrorism, the media, nonetheless, serve as an accelerator for the spread of the phenomenon and as a factor in the choice of tactics. Without the assistance of the modern mass media, terrorism would probably be significantly reduced. The effect of the mass media on terrorism depends very much on the tone of the media discouraging or encouraging it.

The mass media is a perfect tool for terrorists, providing their services free of charge. It sometimes assists the terrorist's long-term objectives by supporting terrorism, specific terrorist causes and acts, and by opposing government, police or the judiciary. This provides an important service in building up the terrorist image and legitimising the terrorist's method.

Moreover, there is wide media coverage of detained or freed hostages testifying to the human treatment received from the terrorists. This too, is a precious and conscious component of terrorist strategy. Some careless media may divulge plans of suppression that the terrorists can use to their advantage.

The contribution of the mass media to the production of violence is a well-known theme of sociological and psychological research.

Irresponsible media coverage may encourage the adoption of terrorist tactics by common criminals. Exaggerated and widespread mass media coverage of terrorism has destructive effects on the social order i.e., the sensitivity of the moral judgement of the terrorist act is blunted and may prompt the terrorist to resort to even more spectacular acts to re-stimulate the public demand for expanded media coverage. Moreover, repeated false information may transform into "subjective truth".

Psychology and Drugs
Terrorists also use psychological warfare to support the achievement of objectives. They create fear, flood the market with an addictive or lethal drug, or create chaos through organized crimes that would weaken the country.

They could also focus their attacks on politically influential sectors of the populace such as high

2357 days ago
24.

why?    

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH HAMMER AND #6. GIVE BRITNEY A BREAK SHE NEEDS JESUS AND HEALING. IF I WERE HER I WOULD LEAVE HOLLYWOOD AND RAISE MY KIDS IN THE COUNTRY. IF SHE GETS OUT OF THIS TOWN AND LEAD A NORMAL LIFE , NO ONE WILL CARE ABOUT GETTING A STORY OUT HER ANYMORE.

2356 days ago
25.

Yucks!    

How the hell does his broke ass afford a limo?! He needs to give Brit advice on how not to lose all her money like he lost his!

2356 days ago
26.

human after all    

Very interesting. Thanks for that information

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