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« Reply #1590 on: Oct 10th, 2016, 07:31am »

More and more people among my friends and acquaintances seem to fall for all kinds of conspiracy theories. angry It looks like the general mistrust against mainstream media and politicians from every side makes people buy any absurd theory as long as it doesn't agree with what has been said for ages. That chemtrail theory stuff and all that have been around long enough but it was always just a tiny fraction of freaks who bought it , now it seems more and more people who used to be reasonable are ready to fall for all that bs. Really sucks angry
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« Reply #1591 on: Oct 10th, 2016, 10:58am »

on Oct 7th, 2016, 2:51pm, rael1974 wrote:
There's just no patience with my generation. angry


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« Reply #1592 on: Oct 10th, 2016, 11:00am »

on Oct 10th, 2016, 07:31am, Schrottrocker wrote:
More and more people among my friends and acquaintances seem to fall for all kinds of conspiracy theories. angry It looks like the general mistrust against mainstream media and politicians from every side makes people buy any absurd theory as long as it doesn't agree with what has been said for ages. That chemtrail theory stuff and all that have been around long enough but it was always just a tiny fraction of freaks who bought it , now it seems more and more people who used to be reasonable are ready to fall for all that bs. Really sucks angry


What I find disturbing is the increasing number of people who say they no longer read newspapers, but get their information from social media and from online “news” sources that claim to publish the truth, unbound by the political correctness of mainstream media.

I don’t know how many times I have actually traced the origins of some of these posted articles only to find facts were embellished to push a particular agenda or to incite hatred and hysteria among like-minded individuals.
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« Reply #1593 on: Oct 10th, 2016, 3:20pm »

on Oct 10th, 2016, 11:00am, Witchwood wrote:
What I find disturbing is the increasing number of people who say they no longer read newspapers, but get their information from social media and from online “news” sources that claim to publish the truth, unbound by the political correctness of mainstream media.

I don’t know how many times I have actually traced the origins of some of these posted articles only to find facts were embellished to push a particular agenda or to incite hatred and hysteria among like-minded individuals.

True, but the trouble is that most of the main newspapers - in the UK at least - are own by a very few press barons who have a particular agenda to push so they're very biased about many topics, political & otherwise. They selectively report only what suits them & uncritically repeat whatever line they’re fed by government spokesmen/spin doctors/etc. So the information provided by the mainstream media is just as biased & inaccurate as many online sources.

At least online platforms give those who wouldn’t be heard a chance to put their side of the story across but they inevitably give equal access to both the credible & the loons. But at least you can try to avoid the loons!

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« Reply #1594 on: Oct 11th, 2016, 10:48am »

on Oct 10th, 2016, 3:20pm, boredatwork wrote:
True, but the trouble is that most of the main newspapers - in the UK at least - are own by a very few press barons who have a particular agenda to push so they're very biased about many topics, political & otherwise. They selectively report only what suits them & uncritically repeat whatever line they’re fed by government spokesmen/spin doctors/etc. So the information provided by the mainstream media is just as biased & inaccurate as many online sources.

At least online platforms give those who wouldn’t be heard a chance to put their side of the story across but they inevitably give equal access to both the credible & the loons. But at least you can try to avoid the loons!



Exactly! I don't bother getting a newspaper anymore, I use Teletext (See, I AM modern! smiley) and TV news, and frankly, they're just as bad. The BBC have been rightly criticized for making the Kim K jewel theft a major news item. There has to be a market for a news outlet that JUST reports the facts, no spin, no editors opinion (No, not even you, alanh!). Guess I'm just a dreamer!
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« Reply #1595 on: Oct 11th, 2016, 3:19pm »

We as humans cannot comprehend most things. It's a fact. That's why, to comprehend what is outright logically incomprehensible (i.e, what happens after death), we surround ourselves with a nice puppet show of lies to make us feel good and meaningful.

That's what feeds conspiracy theorists and religions.
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on Oct 11th, 2016, 10:48am, foxfeeder wrote:
Exactly! I don't bother getting a newspaper anymore, I use Teletext (See, I AM modern! smiley) and TV news, and frankly, they're just as bad. The BBC have been rightly criticized for making the Kim K jewel theft a major news item. There has to be a market for a news outlet that JUST reports the facts, no spin, no editors opinion (No, not even you, alanh!). Guess I'm just a dreamer!


I noticed that last night on the BBC News channel - for hours there were 2 rolling news headlines across the screen. Inevitably one was about Trump, but the other was that the BBC had announced that Will Young was dropping out of Strictly! How is that headline news? Talk about shamelessly plugging your own brand! rolleyes
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« Reply #1597 on: Oct 16th, 2016, 11:11pm »

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« Reply #1599 on: Oct 20th, 2016, 12:50pm »

Annoying, hovering, pushy HMV staff...
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« Reply #1600 on: Oct 20th, 2016, 4:17pm »

on Oct 20th, 2016, 12:50pm, HENRY wrote:
Annoying, hovering, pushy HMV staff...


Didn't know they sold hover boards at HMV?
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« Reply #1601 on: Oct 22nd, 2016, 11:35am »

on Oct 20th, 2016, 12:50pm, HENRY wrote:
Annoying, hovering, pushy HMV staff...



They don't really do that in my local HMV, except when I was listening to the various headphones they have rigged up...which to me actually all seem to sound the same whether they are £30 or £150.

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« Reply #1602 on: Oct 22nd, 2016, 8:10pm »

on Oct 22nd, 2016, 11:35am, Liam wrote:
They don't really do that in my local HMV,...

They don't at this store either. The guy I usually see there (manger, I assume) will normally stop by at one point and ask if I need any help, then leaves me alone to browse. This time, I went during my lunch break to pick up one or two particular items, but I tend to look around a bit anyway. This other manager-type, younger guy was there. At first, another employee asked the usual questions and explained some sales items to me. Then after a few minutes this other character comes along, gives me the same info the other employee gave, then goes on to offer other sales items. I say I"m good and just looking around. Few minutes later he's back asking me what kind of music I like and making suggestions. Again, I say I'm fine. Then he comes back a third time asking me what kind of movies I like, and starts pushing titles in which I have zero interest and other CDs. And then, when I'm checking out, he starts pushing a load of crap DVDs he has behind the counter.

And the part that really bugged me was, after hounding me and acting all upbeat and enthusiastic, once I finished up at the cashier his whole demeanour suddenly changed to absolute indifference. It was like a switch had been flipped to "whatever". rolleyes

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...except when I was listening to the various headphones they have rigged up...which to me actually all seem to sound the same whether they are £30 or £150.

Probably playing MP3 files. Everything will sound like crap. grin
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« Reply #1603 on: Oct 23rd, 2016, 11:56am »

on Oct 22nd, 2016, 11:35am, Liam wrote:
They don't really do that in my local HMV, except when I was listening to the various headphones they have rigged up...which to me actually all seem to sound the same whether they are £30 or £150.


Where are you? The UK? It's a different HMV, Henry is in Canada, the company is a separate operation there, despite belonging to the same parent company since April 2013: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_international_HMV_operations
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« Reply #1604 on: Nov 6th, 2016, 11:15am »

The U.S. Presidential election.

After 1-1/2 years of utter nonsense and endless mud slinging, I've decided I'm not going to vote for Hillary or Donald. Neither of them deserve my vote. Our country is in the worst shape it's been in for decades, and all these assholes can do is toss mindless accusations at each other without giving the citizens of this nation a concise definition of exactly what it is they plan to do to lift this country out of the hole it's been wallowing in for years. I will vote but it'll be a throwaway vote for a write-in candidate. I simply can't be responsible for contributing to the election of either one of these jokers.
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