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I haven't read, won't and don't need to read that article. I stopped 90% of my television 'news' consumption months ago. I now scan headlines, read a few articles and such on a few different internet sites to know what's going on in the US and the world. Most of the 'news" I do watch will be the first 20 minutes or so of a local news cast. It seems way too many people have seemingly lost the ability to think through just about any scenario, critically reason and actually pay attention. Though many of these same people have deep opinions based on the shallowest of any actual facts, logic or common sense.

Oh yea, cut the cable!
 

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I haven't read, won't and don't need to read that article. I stopped 90% of my television 'news' consumption months ago. I now scan headlines, read a few articles and such on a few different internet sites to know what's going on in the US and the world. Most of the 'news" I do watch will be the first 20 minutes or so of a local news cast. It seems way too many people have seemingly lost the ability to think through just about any scenario, critically reason and actually pay attention. Though many of these same people have deep opinions based on the shallowest of any actual facts, logic or common sense.

Oh yea, cut the cable!
I agree. It's some nasty stuff. Sort of like eating ice cream or chocolate bars all day. Funny how untrustworthy the brain can be.
 

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Thanks @BBob for posting this, good stuff, sins 1996 I started flying all over the world and stopped looking & reading news completely, most time coz you just can't understand the local language, and we had other interests in the "evening"

But sins 5 years ago I am a member of " the free thinker group " and like there views on things, coz everything you read is copied & pasted together by people who have there own opinion.... And not actual FACTS, including interviews of goverment / police / common man / there just actually opinions and not facts....

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Don't thank me. I didn't post this nonsense. The key is to assimilate the info and read between the lines. With practice anyone can do it proficiently.

Granted, I didn't read the article, just the headline. It was all I needed to read between the lines. Of course the option to stay uninformed is always there. Many people tend to live in a state of somewhat blissful ignorance. If that works for them and is what makes them content and happy; who am I to say it's wrong for them? I just know it's wrong for me. If it's something important to me, something that affects me directly, then I want to stay informed about it.

Edit: Andre; if everything you read is all copied and pasted together then you are reading from the wrong sources. You need to find the original source and start there then branch out if you want more info on any given subject. I like to think all of us here are free thinkers. I see no reason to not give anyone (not on my ignore list) the benefit of the doubt.

A really strong hint something is a total crock is if it's 'Politically Correct'. Right then alarm bells should go off telling the reader something is very wrong.
 

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This is people watching CNN news! LOL
 

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What passes for news programs are really designed to entertain"news" junkies and promote agendas. The networks continuously milk the subject du jur until another one takes its place. Example; we are no being inundated with the Sexual Abuser outings, but no word now about all those areas that were destroyed by storms and fires just recently. I'm one of those who can "read between the lines" but I resent having to do that.
 

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Don't thank me. I didn't post this nonsense. The key is to assimilate the info and read between the lines.
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Ohhhhh sorry @BBob, yes I see now .... @Joe is the OP...

But I don't think it is nonsense... The schoolboys & girls writing the common misconception articles are the nonsense ones, haaaaaaa

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Sadly, nearly every 'news' channel is actually more opinion of the host(s) chosen spin. The 'shows' that try to have both sides quickly turn into an unlistenable shout fest. I tune out very quickly at the first few signs of political correctness, opinion or positioning. These 'news' shows are simply narrowly Marketed programs for a particular political ideology. Network 'news' is even worse and has been for many decades. Once you get to the point where you know what position someone will take based solely on their political positioning, why bother?

I used to listen to talk radio but even that has gotten so boring with repetition and way too many commercial breaks. Though I love Podcasts and listen to them a lot. Once I started on the Podcast format, tv or radio gets painful very quickly.

It's the same with 'reality' television. The actual 'reality' is that it's mostly Marketing and set up scenarios for the easily entertained. I stopped watching nearly all sports long ago because I'd rather be doing something rather than watching others do something. I like a few of the UFC fights. But then again, none of the hype, just a few selected fights. I don't pay for the Pay For Views so I'll typically follow a few fights on sites like MMA Junkie for the actual play by play.

NFL - haven't watched much except for the Super Bowl in about 40 years, or whenever free agency started.
NBA - was never a fan but I did watch a few highlight reels when Michael Jordon was in his prime.
NHL - typically only the Stanley Cup series.
MLB - usually only the World Series most years.
Boxing - loved it as a kid even though it was so corrupt when characters like Don King, Bob Arum etc. were running (ruining) it
College Sports - never got into them either
Professional Wrestling - loved it as a kid even though I knew right off it was 'entertainment'. Now it's, IMHO, unwatchable and embarrassingly bad. It's mostly sucked since whenever Hulk Hogan turned into Hollywood Hogan. Even as a young kid I thought wrestlers were the some of the world's best athletes, stuntmen and actors/entertainers.

Between work, family, a biker ministry and a prison ministry I have very little time to sit and watch anything on television. Read a paper - no thank you, just not my preferred format.

Head in the sand, hands over my eyes or fingers in my ears - I've never been that guy.
 

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Pro ball sports really tick me off. I can not stand the concept of paying guys multiple millions of dollars to do that which is their only ability and passion. Worse, are the fans who don clothing sporting their favorite team's logo that they had to pay a premium to buy. The team(s) should be handing that stuff out and its nothing short of advertising for them - as well as is anything with a company's logo. Then there are the verbal and physical donnybrooks guys who support different teams get into. What a laugh that is from this side of the glass. Some have the unmitigated gall to call them "heroes." How idiotically rude is that? Just my not-so-humble-opinion.
 

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I get so little of my news from tv that it's hardly worth mentioning. I'll stream it in the morning for a little while as I peruse my local paper online (less than 5 minutes usually) then national news via sites that link to top news subjects for the day and time all over the Internet; not just one site. I have 4 of these sites I can peruse. It doesn't take long unless something catches my eye. That's it but if I have some time to kill later in the day I might check one or two sites again to see if anything new popped up. It's all very basic and easy to stay informed. No need to go crazy. I can read a full hours worth of news headlines in 10 minutes.

Like Mark said; it's easy to figure out who to tune out and ignore so why waste any time with whatever they have to say regardless of the subject whether in print, on tv, or on the radio.

Just stay informed without getting crazy about it. If someone is a newsie and enjoys it more than others; who cares. Are you their mother who has to nag them all the time?

This nagging thing is a very leftist thing. It's in the same ballpark as political correctness.

And I'm still bummed at tonights TWD episode. Damn.

I also agree. Cut the cord to cable and satellite. Just get the best high speed Internet you can. The rest is available online anyway. My cable company that supplies my Internet service is getting stupid expensive though because more and more people are doing just that; cutting cable tv and streaming everything. A lot of times without commercials. Live tv is sometimes available for streaming too.
 

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At our house, we stopped watching television ten years ago. Turn it off.
 

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At our house, we stopped watching television ten years ago. Turn it off.
I don't have TV channels, my TV is only connected to the internet so the kids can look YouTube cartoons, in 2003 i moved to this island and never had TV channels...... Just internet, at that time it was a dial up connection... Ha ha ha

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yeah I gave up TV and the news in 1982...
 

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Yep we got rid of the TV 4 years ago and have not looked back. Try it for a while and free your mind. I still scan the paper twice a week and BBC on the phone but thats it. We watch Amazon Prime on are 13 inch laptop if we want to catch a movie. :laugh
 

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I sent DTV their box back a few years ago.
I might pop in a movie, or download one. That's about the only time the TV is on.

I don't do news. It does me no good, and besides, there not a fucking thing I can do about any of it.

What good does it do me to know a plane crashed somewhere and killed a bunch of people.
There's nothing I can do about it, and it just doesn't make my day any better.
I couldn't care any less to know who's blowing who in Washington.

I don't even do internet news websites. I used to, but they contributed zero to my happiness, or peace of mind.

The most important news to me, is what happens right outside my door, which is usually nothing.

My wife eats the news, I don't. We go to bed. We wake up the same people in the morning, except I believe my mind is freer.
If something doesn't directly affect me, I just don't care anymore.

Maybe, I'm just right where the .gov wants me.
 

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Maybe, I'm just right where the .gov wants me.
Pretty sure you are. I mean no offense to you or anyone who chooses to live like this but an uninformed (ignorant) population is an easy to control population.

When the time comes to do something an informed person would know about ahead of time; many people will instead fall in line like sheep and do exactly what their gov overlords tell them to. If that means lining up for the slaughter then that's exactly what those people will do without question.

Yes; you are right where the gov wants you. The Uniparty/GOPe/Dems/MSM believe most of us are exactly like this which is why they believe we are too stupid to decide our future for ourselves. We aren't of course but they believe we are. I like to think those like yourself will wake up when the time comes and do their best to catch up and do what is needed at the time. I hope so anyway...
 
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