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Coaxial

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Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 4:37am

 Jiggz wrote:


 Coaxial wrote:

Thanks, G. Hope you and the missus are doing well? Cheers!
 
Sorry i missed this, Randy! Yeh, all good-oh and whatnot with myself, missus and little guy Luke.
Prepping for emigration later this year.... basically getting out while it's still possible.
I hope you and yours are all well and surviving the 'Rona crap ok?
Chin up!
Smile and box on etc!
Yowzers and what-ho!

 
Glad to see this...Take good care of each other. Cheers!{#Cheers}
Jiggz



Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 12:45am



 Coaxial wrote:

Thanks, G. Hope you and the missus are doing well? Cheers!
 
Sorry i missed this, Randy! Yeh, all good-oh and whatnot with myself, missus and little guy Luke.
Prepping for emigration later this year.... basically getting out while it's still possible.
I hope you and yours are all well and surviving the 'Rona crap ok?
Chin up!
Smile and box on etc!
Yowzers and what-ho!

kurtster

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021 - 6:17am

 kcar wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

Just saw this. No, I never it meant you were kidding when I saw the



emoji. It was never clear what it was supposed to be other than something like you are my master and were whipping me back to reality or something. 


Kurt, look closely: is the face in the emoji smiling or not? 

 

The emoji is teasing, not whipping you back to reality. (what dark corners of the world do you visit where that is a possibility?)

 You might want to improve the quality of your herbage, buddy. It could straighten out your political views as well.   .   (only half-kidding about the politics). 

 
I never looked that hard at the emoji.  Another case of communications 101, message sent is not the message received.

Now if you had either added a "jk" as in just kidding or {#Wink} or {#Shifty} or {#Whistle}, that would have been more clear.

It is on you, not me to be clear in the message you send.

But then again, what I think does not matter, it is what you think that is important.
rgio

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Posted: Jan 14, 2021 - 5:14am



 westslope wrote:
How do you teach people to appreciate quality journalism?  
 
Journalism should foster questions; it provides no answers.

The other thing to teach people is that social media is entertainment, not information. 

What's most difficult is teaching people to be inquisitive and reasoned when their interactions are all immediate and emotional.

If you agree with everything you read, then you need to read something else.
westslope

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 8:48pm

Odd.  

I don't mind slanted journalism.   Good engaged journalism, for example, will make an argument but will also provide as much context and opposing views to give the reader a sense of the full debate.

Journalism can address consumers with respect or they can treat them with the disdain that many consumers insist upon.  Some of the emotional ramping on CNN and others is embarrassing.  

How do you teach people to appreciate quality journalism?   There is lots of it out there if one cares to look.  If news requires ketchup, in this case entertainment, in order to be enthusiastically consumed.  If many people see the world in Dark Ages terms, us vs. them, good vs. evil, virtue vs. sin, will marke-responsive media ever change?
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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 2:03pm



 miamizsun wrote:


just an observation: where's the trustworthy news/sources? i see a ton of opinion pieces on cnn, fox, etc.

some standards and critical thought would be nice if we could get it

maybe we should incentivize that and not the theater we have now

regards
 
Most reputable news outlets keep a more-or-less hard firewall between the news division and the editorial division. So I wouldn't base my trust totally on the opinion pieces.

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 10:51am

 Steely_D wrote:
I try, with a lot of difficulty, to think that Al Jazeera is impartial. But the name is too big of an impediment.
 

they should have gone with:

a)  Julio Jazeera

b)  Bob Jazeera

c)  Jaazi Jazeera 

i personally think jaazi jazeera rolls off the tongue quite nicely
westslope

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 9:35am



 Steely_D wrote:


.....

I try, with a lot of difficulty, to think that Al Jazeera is impartial. But the name is too big of an impediment.
 
That is too bad.  Al Jazeera modelled itself after the BBC.  Overall, the quality of journalism is excellent.  

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 9:30am



 Proclivities wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:

 
Christian Science Monitor
  I'm not an avid reader of it, or adherent, but it's long had a reputation of being among the most unbiased of sources - ymmv
"Despite its name, the Monitor is not a religious-themed paper, and does not promote the doctrine of its patron church. However, at its founder Eddy's request, a daily religious article has appeared near the end of every issue of the Monitor.
The paper has been known for avoiding sensationalism, producing a 'distinctive brand of nonhysterical journalism'".
 

I try, with a lot of difficulty, to think that Al Jazeera is impartial. But the name is too big of an impediment.
rgio

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 8:23am



 Proclivities wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:
just an observation: where's the trustworthy news/sources? i see a ton of opinion pieces on cnn, fox, etc.
some standards and critical thought would be nice if we could get it
maybe we should incentivize that and not the theater we have now
regards
 
Christian Science Monitor
  I'm not an avid reader of it, or adherent, but it's long had a reputation of being among the most unbiased of sources - ymmv
"Despite its name, the Monitor is not a religious-themed paper, and does not promote the doctrine of its patron church. However, at its founder Eddy's request, a daily religious article has appeared near the end of every issue of the Monitor.
The paper has been known for avoiding sensationalism, producing a 'distinctive brand of nonhysterical journalism'".
 
The name is a problem...but I would agree it is generally objective.  There is always an opinion or position, but it's up to the reader to balance them against other sources and determine what's right for themself.

A big problem now is the abundance of free "news".  Telling someone to pay for multiple sources that conflict instead of reading Facebook and what the algo sends them is a hard sell.  I am paying for 4 or 5 news outlets, and I often wonder if it's worthwhile.

Our biggest issue is our societal disinterest in facts.  It's much easier to accept someone else's opinion than it is to form one on our own, and the algorithms quickly size us up and send us what we seem to like so we stay put on their platform.  The answer may be in an algorithm that balances what we've read with the alternative view.  Tech got us into this mess... maybe it can help get us out (but I doubt it).

We need to teach our children logic and reason, not answers.  
Proclivities

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 7:37am

 miamizsun wrote:
just an observation: where's the trustworthy news/sources? i see a ton of opinion pieces on cnn, fox, etc.
some standards and critical thought would be nice if we could get it
maybe we should incentivize that and not the theater we have now
regards
 
Christian Science Monitor
  I'm not an avid reader of it, or adherent, but it's long had a reputation of being among the most unbiased of sources - ymmv
"Despite its name, the Monitor is not a religious-themed paper, and does not promote the doctrine of its patron church. However, at its founder Eddy's request, a daily religious article has appeared near the end of every issue of the Monitor.
The paper has been known for avoiding sensationalism, producing a 'distinctive brand of nonhysterical journalism'".
marko86

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 4:51am



 miamizsun wrote:


just an observation: where's the trustworthy news/sources? i see a ton of opinion pieces on cnn, fox, etc.

some standards and critical thought would be nice if we could get it

maybe we should incentivize that and not the theater we have now

regards
 

PBS (NPR) still does one of the best jobs of keeping stuff fact based, I have found. That is probably why they are the most boring.
Coaxial

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 4:26am

 Jiggz wrote:
 
 
Thanks, G. Hope you and the missus are doing well? Cheers!
miamizsun

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 4:26am

 kcar wrote:
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

{#Lol} precious!
 

And as fake as a Twinkie

Jiggz, it's really not hard. Live in a fact-based world, support your claims with relevant evidence from trustworthy sources, reject others' propaganda and your voice will find a wider audience.

But if you want to live in Trumper's Dreamworld, you're not going to get much more attention than a lapdog.
 

just an observation: where's the trustworthy news/sources? i see a ton of opinion pieces on cnn, fox, etc.

some standards and critical thought would be nice if we could get it

maybe we should incentivize that and not the theater we have now

regards
kcar

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 2:53am



 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

{#Lol}
 precious!
 

And as fake as a Twinkie

Jiggz, it's really not hard. Live in a fact-based world, support your claims with relevant evidence from trustworthy sources, reject others' propaganda and your voice will find a wider audience.

But if you want to live in Trumper's Dreamworld, you're not going to get much more attention than a lapdog.
Jiggz



Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 2:28am



 R_P wrote:

 



I have to give it you - that is pretty funny....


R_P

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 1:02am


NoEnzLefttoSplit

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Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 12:51am

 Jiggz wrote:
... twisting narratives of who did what when, 
....Even down to infiltrating their protest marches with your own mobs to spark violence and then twisting the story into what suits you?
...
 
{#Lol} precious!
Jiggz



Posted: Jan 13, 2021 - 12:06am

How easily the South African apartheid government of the 1970's and 1980's has been recreated by the legacy media, the Democratic Party, big tech, big business, antifa, BLM etc etc. .
Well done! You're winning now!

Shutting down dissenting voices, banning free speech, twisting narratives of who did what when, refusing to give people with grave concerns about election irregularities a chance to properly present their case and have access to information...the list goes on and the similarities are not lost on many people, not just here in South Africa.
Cancelling people from social media, shutting down people's businesses by deplatforming them from online vendors facilities, labelling a massive chunk of your fellow Americans 'domestic terrorists', refusing them an avenue to connect with each other and make their opinions heard....brilliant!
Shutting down banking facilities, looking for faces in videos of crowds, scanning their social media pages and then scrubbing them from Airbnb....I could go on and on.
Even down to infiltrating their protest marches with your own mobs to spark violence and then twisting the story into what suits you?

Do you seriously think those who see things differently to you are just going to go away? You are more ignorant than people outside of America had ever even imagined.

You are going to turn Trump into some kind of latter day Mandela to his followers, they will boycott your society and your businesses, keep their cash out of your hands, build their own commnicaton methods and platforms, even go underground...organise....and the come back to haunt you.
Go ahead, impeach Trump, ban him, shut him down, force his supporters through public live-on-TV struggle sessions, take away their jobs and possessions and voices, send them to re-education camps.....keep going, you are so winning!

It's despicable, stupid and I am ashamed to see friends supporting this stupidity, inbetween really worrying about them.

You think Trump supporters have been played?
You have no idea what you are talking about.

The media you follow ?- NYT, CNN, MSNBC, WP...whatever - just like the State-run media of the apartheid regime.
Banning dissenting views from being aired and heard? - yeh, the apartheid regime did that too on radio, in print. The words ANC and Nelson Mandela were banned from being spoken. It was illegal to have a picture of Mandela in your house. Keep going, you are on the right path for sure.
The illegitimate President you support?....just like those of the apartheid regime.
Looking the other way or worse - calling the looting and riots of last year peaceful protests? - just like the actions of our erstwhile police and military  being called safety and security measures.
Infiltrating a massive peaceful protest and then triggering violent action and then calling it insurrection? - been there, done that and still have the T-shirt.
Your wheels of justice and security agencies silent on the things that need to be investigated and dealt with, then suddenly becoming vocal and totally dedicated to rounding up and arresting those responsible for the deplorable violence of last week? Yeh, you learnt that from our guys.

It's disgusting to see.

Good luck , you are gonna need it because  you are now so f&^ked.

I suggest you go and read the first chapter of Solzhenitsyns' The Gulag Archipelago.
Then grow up.
Then wake up.
kcar

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Posted: Jan 12, 2021 - 9:57pm



 kurtster wrote:

Just saw this. No, I never it meant you were kidding when I saw the



emoji. It was never clear what it was supposed to be other than something like you are my master and were whipping me back to reality or something. 


Kurt, look closely: is the face in the emoji smiling or not? 

 

The emoji is teasing, not whipping you back to reality. (what dark corners of the world do you visit where that is a possibility?)

 You might want to improve the quality of your herbage, buddy. It could straighten out your political views as well.   .   (only half-kidding about the politics). 

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