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buddy

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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 - 10:17pm



 haresfur wrote:


 KarmaKarma wrote:
Let's face it: no matter who is in the Oval office, it is impossible for most members of this site to give up their partisan hackery and seek out any possible common ground.

A reasonable person might think that intelligent people, of any political stripe, would be capable of looking at the policies and actions of a White House occupant, and rather than remain silent, they would acknowledge when they agree with a particular direction, plan or announcement.

Alas, reasonable persons seem few. 

I can imagine several reasons for this, with blame falling in many places.

Because it's so much easier for many to mock, ridicule, harangue, blame, stereotype, and personalize the conflict of ideas.  Yes, izzinit?

So resume your day - and do watch out for the pools of cognitive dissonance.

 
... struggles to recall a time when KK actually sought out common ground
 
We all experience moments of clarity.  Let’s not discourage it out of hand.

haresfur

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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 - 4:57pm



 KarmaKarma wrote:
Let's face it: no matter who is in the Oval office, it is impossible for most members of this site to give up their partisan hackery and seek out any possible common ground.

A reasonable person might think that intelligent people, of any political stripe, would be capable of looking at the policies and actions of a White House occupant, and rather than remain silent, they would acknowledge when they agree with a particular direction, plan or announcement.

Alas, reasonable persons seem few. 

I can imagine several reasons for this, with blame falling in many places.

Because it's so much easier for many to mock, ridicule, harangue, blame, stereotype, and personalize the conflict of ideas.  Yes, izzinit?

So resume your day - and do watch out for the pools of cognitive dissonance.

 
... struggles to recall a time when KK actually sought out common ground
NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 - 2:46pm

 KarmaKarma wrote:
Let's face it: no matter who is in the Oval office, it is impossible for most members of this site to give up their partisan hackery and seek out any possible common ground.

A reasonable person might think that intelligent people, of any political stripe, would be capable of looking at the policies and actions of a White House occupant, and rather than remain silent, they would acknowledge when they agree with a particular direction, plan or announcement.

Alas, reasonable persons seem few. 

I can imagine several reasons for this, with blame falling in many places.

Because it's so much easier for many to mock, ridicule, harangue, blame, stereotype, and personalize the conflict of ideas.  Yes, izzinit?

So resume your day - and do watch out for the pools of cognitive dissonance.

 

It's Like Being Lost in a Hall of Mirrors, live simulation CGI, 2020 from Amir Yatziv on Vimeo.

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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 - 2:27pm

You can't look at fireflies, but you can SEE them. 
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020 - 11:35am

 islander wrote:
If we still had journals, this would make a nice one on your way out.
 
But only after asking Bill to remove all your forum posts (again).
islander

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020 - 7:38am



 KarmaKarma wrote:
Let's face it: no matter who is in the Oval office, it is impossible for most members of this site to give up their partisan hackery and seek out any possible common ground.

A reasonable person might think that intelligent people, of any political stripe, would be capable of looking at the policies and actions of a White House occupant, and rather than remain silent, they would acknowledge when they agree with a particular direction, plan or announcement.

Alas, reasonable persons seem few. 

I can imagine several reasons for this, with blame falling in many places.

Because it's so much easier for many to mock, ridicule, harangue, blame, stereotype, and personalize the conflict of ideas.  Yes, izzinit?

So resume your day - and do watch out for the pools of cognitive dissonance.

 
If we still had journals, this would make a nice one on your way out.

KarmaKarma

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020 - 7:18am

Let's face it: no matter who is in the Oval office, it is impossible for most members of this site to give up their partisan hackery and seek out any possible common ground.

A reasonable person might think that intelligent people, of any political stripe, would be capable of looking at the policies and actions of a White House occupant, and rather than remain silent, they would acknowledge when they agree with a particular direction, plan or announcement.

Alas, reasonable persons seem few. 

I can imagine several reasons for this, with blame falling in many places.

Because it's so much easier for many to mock, ridicule, harangue, blame, stereotype, and personalize the conflict of ideas.  Yes, izzinit?

So resume your day - and do watch out for the pools of cognitive dissonance.

miamizsun

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 3:35pm

looking forward to a few days of grillin and chillin swillin

maybe some zucchini, squash, onions, peppers, etc. on skewers 

slab of protein (fish, beef or iguana)

and cold beer because summer

spin some rp in the background and enjoy
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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 2:24pm



 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

Clearly it's oppression.
 
Well, that goes without saying.

BlueHeronDruid

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Location: planting flowers


Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 2:22pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 

Clearly it's oppression.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 2:13pm



 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
It's not very well explained, but it's interesting when I know that a big cake like that would involve a party or large gathering without masks. So the headline and lead paragraph/lede should maybe mention that.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 2:04pm

 Red_Dragon wrote:
 
Let them eat cake, they said. More lies!
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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 12:04pm

Wondering how this rates a bolded headline on CNN's site.
black321

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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 11:44am



 buddy wrote:


 black321 wrote:


 buddy wrote:


 black321 wrote:
https://linksharing.samsungclo...

Getting very used to working on the deck at home, listening to the birds chirp...dont think (want to) i'll ever go back to an office.


 

I've been working remotely from home for nearly 4 years, love it!
 
Don't miss the witty conversation and camaraderie around the water cooler?

 

Not even a little bit.
 

guess you can get enough of it around here, ha!
buddy

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 10:47am



 black321 wrote:


 buddy wrote:


 black321 wrote:
https://linksharing.samsungclo...

Getting very used to working on the deck at home, listening to the birds chirp...dont think (want to) i'll ever go back to an office.


 

I've been working remotely from home for nearly 4 years, love it!
 
Don't miss the witty conversation and camaraderie around the water cooler?

 

Not even a little bit.
black321

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Location: An earth without maps
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 10:35am



 buddy wrote:


 black321 wrote:
https://linksharing.samsungclo...

Getting very used to working on the deck at home, listening to the birds chirp...dont think (want to) i'll ever go back to an office.


 

I've been working remotely from home for nearly 4 years, love it!
 
Don't miss the witty conversation and camaraderie around the water cooler?

buddy

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Location: Rocky Mountains
Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 10:07am



 black321 wrote:
https://linksharing.samsungclo...

Getting very used to working on the deck at home, listening to the birds chirp...dont think (want to) i'll ever go back to an office.


 

I've been working remotely from home for nearly 4 years, love it!
black321

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 8:25am

https://linksharing.samsungclo...

Getting very used to working on the deck at home, listening to the birds chirp...dont think (want to) i'll ever go back to an office.


Egctheow

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Posted: Jun 26, 2020 - 3:17pm



 Proclivities wrote:


 kurtster wrote:
So I was thinking last night and it dawned on me the importance of not having or using news feeds.

By not having a news feed to spoon feed me so called news of the day that is custom tailored to my political leanings by algorithm, I am staying out of echo chambers that keep me too busy reading what is in front of me to go and seek out news in other places and get different points of view that I may not have seen if I had a news feed...

...My conclusion is that having a news feed is limiting and conducive to echo chamber like group think, that prevents the user from having a more rounded and fuller understanding of events of the day.

Am I the only one here who does not use news feeds, at all ?


I do realize that there are occupational based news feeds which do not fall into what i am addressing. I am talking about the broader based things like yahoo, msnbc, cnn and fox or whatever your favorite might be, if you have one.
 
I don't think I've ever used a news feed; I've seen sites that offer them but I guess I never clicked "yes".  I have used sports "update" feeds a few times for things like the NCAA Basketball Tournament or MLB of NFL Playoffs in the past but I generally deleted the apps after the first week of the tourney if I had downloaded any of them at all.
A friend of mine is a journalist here in NC and he goes to the General Assembly in Raleigh most of the time but he also has a news feed from there on his phone, especially for when he can't be there.  The feed isn't "news"from a "reporter" though, it's more like generic notes or timelines of the proceedings - more or less like court stenographers' notes.

 

Thanks for your post Kurtster! I totally agree with you on all counts. I especially like the opening words, "So I was thinking last night" I think that may explain, or be a caused by, the very things that prevent you from being news-fed :)
I feel the same and I'm not on any news feed either. I must admit I'm bewildered by all of this. Who's keeping the gate anyway? The phrase itself is weird when you think about it. Makes me think of a trough, not appetising.
The main problem with those is that at the end of the day, I'm not sure it's not the algorithms that define the political leanings.
The news in itself is sufficiently tricky. I always try to explain this to students. No easy task. "think of all the stuff that's happening in the world on any given day. Now think of what you get to see on the 8, 9 or 10 o'clock news, or facebook or whatever else you're using. Choosing what's newsworthy is already some kind of tweaking. Then again, some of them have absolutely zero problem to write "google image" as the source of the picture they've pasted in a report. But I'm diverging. Back to my original intent, thank you :)
Egctheow

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Gender: Male


Posted: Jun 26, 2020 - 3:17pm



 Proclivities wrote:


 kurtster wrote:
So I was thinking last night and it dawned on me the importance of not having or using news feeds.

By not having a news feed to spoon feed me so called news of the day that is custom tailored to my political leanings by algorithm, I am staying out of echo chambers that keep me too busy reading what is in front of me to go and seek out news in other places and get different points of view that I may not have seen if I had a news feed...

...My conclusion is that having a news feed is limiting and conducive to echo chamber like group think, that prevents the user from having a more rounded and fuller understanding of events of the day.

Am I the only one here who does not use news feeds, at all ?


I do realize that there are occupational based news feeds which do not fall into what i am addressing. I am talking about the broader based things like yahoo, msnbc, cnn and fox or whatever your favorite might be, if you have one.
 
I don't think I've ever used a news feed; I've seen sites that offer them but I guess I never clicked "yes".  I have used sports "update" feeds a few times for things like the NCAA Basketball Tournament or MLB of NFL Playoffs in the past but I generally deleted the apps after the first week of the tourney if I had downloaded any of them at all.
A friend of mine is a journalist here in NC and he goes to the General Assembly in Raleigh most of the time but he also has a news feed from there on his phone, especially for when he can't be there.  The feed isn't "news"from a "reporter" though, it's more like generic notes or timelines of the proceedings - more or less like court stenographers' notes.

 

Thanks for your post Kurtster! I totally agree with you on all counts. I especially like the opening words, "So I was thinking last night" I think that may explain, or be a caused by, the very things that prevent you from being news-fed :)
I feel the same and I'm not on any news feed either. I must admit I'm bewildered by all of this. Who's keeping the gate anyway? The phrase itself is weird when you think about it. Makes me think of a trough, not appetising.
The main problem with those is that at the end of the day, I'm not sure it's not the algorithms that define the political leanings.
The news in itself is sufficiently tricky. I always try to explain this to students. No easy task. "think of all the stuff that's happening in the world on any given day. Now think of what you get to see on the 8, 9 or 10 o'clock news, or facebook or whatever else you're using. Choosing what's newsworthy is already some kind of tweaking. Then again, some of them have absolutely zero problem to write "google image" as the source of the picture they've pasted in a report. But I'm diverging. Back to my original intent, thank you :)
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