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Re: Information diversity

Postby Witness » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:15 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:The astonishing thing is how close this is to being true among media outlets *not* owned by the same company.
They all suck the same (news agency) tits.

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Re: Information diversity

Postby sparks » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:35 am

"Firstly, workin' any job, minimum wage or otherwise, in no way indicates the ability to think critically. "

Thanks for making my point.
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Re: Information diversity

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:24 am

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Re: Information diversity

Postby Grammatron » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:44 pm

sparks wrote:"Firstly, workin' any job, minimum wage or otherwise, in no way indicates the ability to think critically. "

Thanks for making my point.


Your point is money/wages = critical thinking? You might want to rethink that.
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Re: Information diversity

Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:07 pm

Wealth == critical thinking,

Having grown up dirt fucking poor, I kind of take offense to that. The snobbish idea that poor = stupid still makes me want to punch people

Also, if it were true, Trump would not be so...Trumpish.
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Re: Information diversity

Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:11 pm

Grammatron wrote:It's so easy not to watch those TV stations


Is it though?

I have no idea who owns what stationsin my area. I’d have to look it up. That’s more work than most people want to go through just to know whether I can watch The Blacklist in good conscience.

Also,as their market share increases, the harder it is to avoid them. By definition. And they have a pretty good market share already
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Re: Information diversity

Postby Grammatron » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:42 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Grammatron wrote:It's so easy not to watch those TV stations


Is it though?

Yes, the internet is an excellent alternative.
I have no idea who owns what stationsin my area. I’d have to look it up.

I do not know either, but I also no longer watch local news stations. I do look up certain local stories from local news station websites, but only if it deals with possible traffic or events near me.
That’s more work than most people want to go through just to know whether I can watch The Blacklist in good conscience.

That's on Netflix though :P
Also,as their market share increases, the harder it is to avoid them. By definition. And they have a pretty good market share already

As I said, the internet is an excellent alternative.
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Re: Information diversity

Postby Grammatron » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:43 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:Wealth == critical thinking,

Having grown up dirt fucking poor, I kind of take offense to that. The snobbish idea that poor = stupid still makes me want to punch people

Also, if it were true, Trump would not be so...Trumpish.


Agreed.
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Re: Information diversity

Postby sparks » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:03 pm

Grammatron wrote:
sparks wrote:"Firstly, workin' any job, minimum wage or otherwise, in no way indicates the ability to think critically. "

Thanks for making my point.


Your point is money/wages = critical thinking? You might want to rethink that.


Your ability to take shit out of context is epic.
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Re: Information diversity

Postby Grammatron » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:06 pm

sparks wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
sparks wrote:"Firstly, workin' any job, minimum wage or otherwise, in no way indicates the ability to think critically. "

Thanks for making my point.


Your point is money/wages = critical thinking? You might want to rethink that.


Your ability to take shit out of context is epic.


You're not exactly being loquacious so I have to guess the context. Feel free to expand on your point if I misunderstood.
pillory wrote:jokes aren't funny....seriously thinking......

seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Information diversity

Postby sparks » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:08 pm

No. Done with you pal.
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Re: Information diversity

Postby Grammatron » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:09 pm

sparks wrote:No. Done with you pal.


As you wish
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Re: Information diversity

Postby Giz » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:16 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:Wealth == critical thinking,

Having grown up dirt fucking poor, I kind of take offense to that. The snobbish idea that poor = stupid still makes me want to punch people

Also, if it were true, Trump would not be so...Trumpish.


So, poor = violent ?

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Re: Information diversity

Postby Rob Lister » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:25 pm

Giz wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Wealth == critical thinking,

Having grown up dirt fucking poor, I kind of take offense to that. The snobbish idea that poor = stupid still makes me want to punch people

Also, if it were true, Trump would not be so...Trumpish.


So, poor = violent ?


Loveless, certainly.

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Re: Information diversity

Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:26 pm

I get violent when people call me stupid yeah. I won't lie, it's my berserk button.
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Re: Information diversity

Postby Nyarlathotep » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:28 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Giz wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Wealth == critical thinking,

Having grown up dirt fucking poor, I kind of take offense to that. The snobbish idea that poor = stupid still makes me want to punch people

Also, if it were true, Trump would not be so...Trumpish.


So, poor = violent ?


Loveless, certainly.


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Re: Information diversity

Postby sparks » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:02 am

Rob Lister wrote:
Giz wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Wealth == critical thinking,

Having grown up dirt fucking poor, I kind of take offense to that. The snobbish idea that poor = stupid still makes me want to punch people

Also, if it were true, Trump would not be so...Trumpish.


So, poor = violent ?


Loveless, certainly.


No worries Nyar. Rob has to pay for all his ... love ... :De_Bunk:
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Re: Information diversity

Postby Rob Lister » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:05 am

sparks wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:
Giz wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Wealth == critical thinking,

Having grown up dirt fucking poor, I kind of take offense to that. The snobbish idea that poor = stupid still makes me want to punch people

Also, if it were true, Trump would not be so...Trumpish.


So, poor = violent ?


Loveless, certainly.


No worries Nyar. Rob has to pay for all his ... love ... :De_Bunk:


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Re: Information diversity

Postby sparks » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:07 am

BWAHAHAAAA. How true!
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Re: Information diversity

Postby Doctor X » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:35 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:I get violent when people call me stupid yeah. I won't lie, it's my berserk button.

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