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03-13-2010 06:07 AM  8 years agoPost 1
GimbalFan (RIP)

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We have 493 channels of unique satellite and cable TV arriving before our eyes and ears. We have highspeed web access via 4 'puters, two of which are within arm's reach whenever we're inclined to recline in the living room.

Almost exclusively we watch mostly good stuff -- PBS, The History Channel, The Science Channel, The Discovery Channel, The National Geographic Channel, a few in-depth network news shows like 60 Minutes and 20/20 . . .

. . . informative, mostly unbiased resources.

We watch CNN, Headline News, MSNBC, our local nightly news -- and occasionally even some foreign news sources like the BBC and others.

We read voraciously -- local newspapers, some subscribed rag mags like Time and Newsweek, several worthwhile novelists plus several emerging authors whose views often entice. We're immersed cuz we're compelled.

We're FAR from alone at this level of data immersion. Millions enjoy similar access to numerous immersive resources. These days it isn't -- not by a long shot -- difficult to stay well-informed. Usually natural human curiosity fuels it.

So -- why are there so many who aren't? Why are there so many who don't give a rusty flippin' fork what's really up with humanity and life here on Earth?

Is the innate human tendency towards healthy curiosity on the decline??

Knowledge is power. Knowledge improves lives. Why do so few seek it?

Share your thoughts if you dare.

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03-13-2010 06:33 AM  8 years agoPost 2
max232

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1. Most People are too lazy
2. Most folks prefer to stick their head in the sand
3.ignorance is bliss

I could come up with more but I'm tired,let me sleep on it

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03-13-2010 07:11 AM  8 years agoPost 3
philip 01

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the same reason your average voter in this country is an idiot. which is why we are where we are.

the majority of americans are of below average intelligence and are not capable of critical thinking which is another reason we are where we are. doesn't look like it will change and appears to be getting worse.

should be obvious without asking the question.

+ what max said.

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03-13-2010 07:17 AM  8 years agoPost 4
GimbalFan (RIP)

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should be obvious without asking the question. - F'ing Nuttz
You are hardly anyone sane folks would consider qualified to comment here.

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03-13-2010 07:22 AM  8 years agoPost 5
philip 01

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so i don't care for democrats nor am i a big obama fan. you've already used that one. time for some new material. no 'embarassing edits' as you state below it just is what it is.

no need for a childish keyboard attack but feel free to carry on. we understand. lol

no need to feel offended so easily. try to lighten up a little. life is good where i'm at despite the idiocracy we live in and you are struggling with.

the answer i provided in my above post gives you an answer that can't be argued as wrong. nor will anyone disagree with any sense at all. no need to 'ignore'. lol

you can certainly dish it out but you sure can't take it. talk about intellectual weakness after claiming to try to get a fellow fliers disability benefits taken away that is clearly disabled. thats about as low as you can get and then try to lie about on top of that. talk about embarrassing edits , that was low.

read your own post history along with pinked and deleted posts plus numerous bans and try to convince most here that you aren't one of the idiots who has a problem with intelligent communication. and stay away from the television or learn to take things with a grain of salt. it skews many people grasp on reality.
Posted by F'ing Nuttz, before numerous frantic edits which as usual include numerous provable LIES. PM if interested in numerous humorous details.

F'ing Nutts, you're possibly the most morally repugnant member here.
negative and time for some new material. no one is pm'ing, no one's interested, no one cares and that title goes to you and your profile for the most pinks, deletes and bans. you win the gold.

'nuff said.'

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03-13-2010 07:24 AM  8 years agoPost 6
GimbalFan (RIP)

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i don't care for democrats nor am i a big obama fan.
Posted by F'ing Nuttz, before numerous frantic edits which as usual include numerous provable LIES. PM if interested in numerous humorous details.

F'ing Nutts, you're possibly the most morally repugnant member here. Proud?

On the other hand, intelligent, morally-ethical folks are welcome to join in.

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03-13-2010 07:24 AM  8 years agoPost 7
Dennis (RIP)

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Almost exclusively we watch mostly good stuff -- PBS, The History Channel, The Science Channel, The Discovery Channel, The National Geographic Channel, a few in-depth network news shows like 60 Minutes and 20/20 . . .
. . . informative, mostly unbiased resources.

We watch CNN, Headline News, MSNBC, our local nightly news -- and occasionally even some foreign news sources like the BBC and others.
You forgot Fox News Gimbal. They are tops.

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03-13-2010 07:26 AM  8 years agoPost 8
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Fox News... They are tops.
Anyone who believes that is a bonafide, irrefutable idiot.

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03-13-2010 07:55 AM  8 years agoPost 9
Yug

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The information age; it's brilliant init. You can find out nearly anything you want in very little time. Sadly the latter is allways in desparately short supply so it is greatly appreciated.
I have never read a newspaper and don't watch the news or TV except for watching recorded stuff so I can skip all adverts and save precious time while unwinding of an evening. It may seem odd to some, but I have never read a book. Hate reading - dyslexia. I can cope with technical stuff and porn stories but that's about all.
News - most of it unbelievable in its absolute truth, designed to feed paranoia and our thirst for negativity.

Vegetable rights and Peace

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03-13-2010 07:58 AM  8 years agoPost 10
GimbalFan (RIP)

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News - most of it unbelievable in its absolute truth
And yet by its very nature it's highly addictive. News Junkies are well-informed but pay an undeniable price for their info fixes, eh?
designed to feed paranoia and our thirst for negativity.
I gotta admit it could be healthier on a personal level to be less connected to the Infomation Age, but I'm hooked -- WAY hooked -- to the news/info flow.
Hate reading - dyslexia.
I'd've never guessed. No sign of it in your posts nor PM's here.

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03-13-2010 08:07 AM  8 years agoPost 11
Yug

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I'd've never guessed. No sign of it in your posts and PM's here.
That's because I allways carefully read over and make the necessary corrections before posting. It is so important that the subject and intention of what is written is not misinterpreted.

Vegetable rights and Peace

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03-13-2010 08:12 AM  8 years agoPost 12
GimbalFan (RIP)

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It is so important that the subject and intention of what is written is not misinterpreted.
I couldn't agree more. At the most fundamental level it is and will ALWAYS be thoughtful, intelligent communication which most improves Earthly existence.

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03-13-2010 08:34 AM  8 years agoPost 13
nivlek

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I don't read books much myself , just technical stuff . The last non-technical book that I chose to read must have been twenty years ago and that was Chuck Yeager's autobiography . At school I had to read Charlotte Brontë's 'Jane Eyre' , Shakespeare's 'Macbeth' and by far the most tedius 'The Woodlanders' by Thomas Hardy . To be fair , Macbeth wasn't too bad , but the combination of those three put me off reading books for life .

I think that many people are only interested in the day today goings on in their own back yard , they are simply not interested in anything more . If it's not going to happen in their own back yard today or tomorrow , it doesn't exist for them .
Unfortunately , these people have the right to vote .

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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03-13-2010 08:42 AM  8 years agoPost 14
GimbalFan (RIP)

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I think that many people are only interested in the day today goings on in their own back yard
Sad but true. I often ponder ways to increase others' interest in global affairs.
Unfortunately, these people have the right to vote
THAT could be about the most frightening thing of all, eh?

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03-13-2010 09:34 AM  8 years agoPost 15
helibeast

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“Knowledge can set us free” it can also get us ostracized, belittled, and in some cultures imprisoned or killed. Knowledge is power and there are those that invest great amounts to make sure they shape our knowledge. Knowledge, or the hope of, is some people’s only sense of self-esteem. This is why some people just can’t ever be wrong. Knowledge is pain, for to know mankinds past is to know brutality and to know his future is to know despair..

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03-13-2010 09:36 AM  8 years agoPost 16
nivlek

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Helibeast ,
You are one cheerful mf !

At the end of the day , it gets dark .

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03-13-2010 09:38 AM  8 years agoPost 17
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LMAO

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03-13-2010 09:38 AM  8 years agoPost 18
GimbalFan (RIP)

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to know mankinds past is to know brutality
No doubt about it -- but it's human flippin' nature and this won't ever change.
to know his future is to know despair..
Optimism would be questionable, but despair? That may be too extreme. I'm not that pessimistic -- yet.

Again -- why the F don't more people care about what's going on worldwide?

Information is readily available. It's the infor-friggin-mation-friggin-AGE, man!

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03-13-2010 09:48 AM  8 years agoPost 19
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I’ve put together a few theories along with some facts and asked a question. The answer was so logical that it saddens me. I’ve never wanted to be more wrong but can’t come up with a better solution knowing the history of mankind. So if I seem pessimistic its only in the short term, for what really matters is life not lives.

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03-13-2010 09:57 AM  8 years agoPost 20
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what really matters is life not lives.
Not necessarily always true, but worthy of further ponder. Greatest good for the greatest number and all that.

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