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Old 10-08-2011, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Don't forget: "Arctic air mass" when it gets into the 40's.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:43 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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I don't know why I waste so much of my time watching local news on TV. It's all "storm watch" (for a baby storm, and in case somebody forgot what rain looks like), traffic watch, car crashes, car chases, crime, trials (then: OJ, now: MJ's doctor), doom, gloom, destruction, oh and let's not forget Dancing With The Stars. I have absolutely no idea why stations other than the ABC network cover their competitor's fluff show.

I've been out of town for some months and they didn't have much local news where I was "our" local was overshadowed by local news from the nearby big city and bored me out since the stories didn't have any relevance to me. I think it taught me to quit watching mind candy like the local TV news.

I ended up watching the Fox News Channel and skipping the local news (except for weather forecast). I advise that anybody who wants mindless local news should keep right on watching it, and anybody else who wants coverage of really important stories should either watch Fox or you can watch CNN or MSNBC if you're a commie or a socialist.
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:15 PM
 
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... anybody else who wants coverage of really important stories should either watch Fox or you can watch CNN or MSNBC if you're a commie or a socialist.
Phbbbbt! ... Neither FOX nor MSNBC is news (CNN, barely, rarely) ... they are solo-sex aids for limited minds/personalities ... if a person is actually interested in issues without hyperbole and titillation -- and without commercials(!), go to PBS, NPR ...
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that if you're a very enthusiastic liberal then you can go to PBS/NPR. Maybe the truth lies somewhere in the middle, and maybe the best idea would be to watch everything and then average it.

But nevertheless my main point is that most of this car crash, car chase, crime and "rain watch" stuff does nothing to improve my life and I suspect much the same for most people. We focus on this stuff too much.

Important things are happening that are changing the reality of America, things that are too important to ignore and focus on the mindless stuff. We are going to lose America while most people are watching fluff TV coverage. There's a lot of disagreement here on the C-D forum liberals vs. conservatives and conservatives vs. liberals, but I'll compliment those on the other side of the issues from me, at least you and I are paying attention to the important stuff.

So I guess I'll go read some other topics on the forum.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:58 PM
 
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that if you're a very enthusiastic liberal then you can go to PBS/NPR. Maybe the truth lies somewhere in the middle, and maybe the best idea would be to watch everything and then average it.

But nevertheless my main point is that most of this car crash, car chase, crime and "rain watch" stuff does nothing to improve my life and I suspect much the same for most people. We focus on this stuff too much.

Important things are happening that are changing the reality of America, things that are too important to ignore and focus on the mindless stuff. We are going to lose America while most people are watching fluff TV coverage. There's a lot of disagreement here on the C-D forum liberals vs. conservatives and conservatives vs. liberals, but I'll compliment those on the other side of the issues from me, at least you and I are paying attention to the important stuff.

So I guess I'll go read some other topics on the forum.
Interesting: the only news sources that have zero "fluff": "car crash, car chase, crime and "rain watch" stuff" is "enthusiastic[ally] "liberal"? The only news that actually examines serious issues only, and interviews without both questions and answers pre-script-written ... and invites both conservatives and liberals to discuss and debate every story and give equal opinion ... And, weekly commentator David Brooks is a liberal now? When did he switch sides?
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:38 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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I don't know who David Brooks is. I just wanted to say that evidently you are left and I am right and I think the truth lies somewhere between us.

I don't think rain watch or car chases has anything to do with it. That's just fluff.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:52 PM
 
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I don't know who David Brooks is. I just wanted to say that evidently you are left and I am right and I think the truth lies somewhere between us.

I don't think rain watch or car chases has anything to do with it. That's just fluff.
You don't know who David Brooks is? But you know that PBS and NPR are extreme liberal? And you know I am left?

I'm not left, right, or in-between either. Politics is a tool of the financially expert used to manipulate weak minds -- both right and left -- and in the middle too. And typically the financially expert manipulate both sides simultaneously to manufacture the controversies and issues that allow them to stay powerful by selling crap no one needs to both sides.

If you want to watch what is going on in the world without the fluff, drop your assumptions and tune in public broadcasting ... including David Brooks, conservative columnist with the NY Times and regular commentator on the MacNeil - Lehrer Report, every Friday evening. It's the closest you'll get.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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For the most part I blame Corporate America and Special Interests for manipulating both major political parties so that they get whatever they want irrespective of who wins the elections. I do not support any political party, but rather I vote for candidates and propositions/measures on a case by case basis. However I think most people would describe me as fairly conservative.

I used to watch PBS news. I got tired of it. I may watch a PBS show here or there on occasion but many times their coverage turns me off.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Don't forget: "Arctic air mass" when it gets into the 40's.
The 40s is too cold for me. I prefer 60s & 70s for highs & 50s for lows. Overall this past summer wasnt too shabby cause i only used my cooler from 8/15-9/28 & it wasnt every day & never after 6 pm.
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Verona, WI
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But nevertheless my main point is that most of this car crash, car chase, crime and "rain watch" stuff does nothing to improve my life and I suspect much the same for most people. We focus on this stuff too much.
This is the same crap seen on the local news in Madison, WI and I suspect much of the country. In the Central Time Zone we get to watch the local news after the national news (is it the same way in CA?). It's even more anti-climatic in that order. Without fail, whenever I catch some of the local news, I always feel like I have wasted time that would be better spent doing anything else, even clipping my fingernails.
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