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On my way home from the farm with earthling2 driving, so punching this out on my smarty phone.
One thing I like about being in a rural location is there is no TV and scattered radio. I lived without radio and TV for 18 years down in SoCal, so this is not new.
The news stations are all the same now anyway. They take their commercial breaks at the same time. The lead stories are all the same, even using the same verbiage and whole sentences sometimes.
Geeze, it's almost like it's all coming from the same source.
Lately I've noticed commercial pitches disguised as news.
So it's getting to the point where in a half-hour segment, there is only about 8 minutes of actual slanted news, including weather and traffic, and the rest is trying to separate you from your money.
No wonder I'm here getting my news.
So what's going on?
It's an open thread.

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Sounds like you had a propagandized trip, huh? Thanks, Obama.
I read that China and Russia will enter the diplomacy fray in the Gazan genocide. Check Raytheon stock prices, see if that is realistic.
While we watch westerns on the Inspire channel, we get a slew of pharma ads. One day, it is blood pressure stuff, featuring elderly obese people talking about their return to great health. This morning, it is all about diabetes miracle meds, and all the elderly obese people swear they are feeling frisky now. Yesterday's high was 70 deg. Today, it will rise to 50 deg. The high winds are making it tough for birds to get around.
We intend to go to an LBJ museum this afternoon, shop for a book at the store in Luckenbach. Seems we rather look back than to look ahead.
Thanks for the OT, friend!

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

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@on the cusp I'm
who opened the Pandora's Box of pharma ads on tv. I wonder how much more $ it costs us in pricing to run those ads.
They are trying to wring as much money as they can from us Babyboomers before we die out completely.
In the mid 50s all week here, dropping into the low 30s at night.
Just started re-reading 2nd Foundation that I found at a garage sale for a buck. For being written in the '40s Asimov's was certainly prescient of what's to come.
Heh, back to the future.
Thanks for stopping by.

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Neither Russia nor China is our enemy.
Neither Iran nor Venezuela are threatening America.
Cuba is a dead horse, stop beating it.

get mine only second-hand thru progressive sites
- western media is starting to admit Ukie is losing
- the Arab world ain't doing shit to help Palestine
- RUS & CHI are gradually coming up with a ME plan
- some upper respiratory infection is spreading like wildfire
- the Disney franchise is bleeding out
- self driving cars are being removed from SF.CA
- some RWNJ got elected preznit in Argentina

otherwise, it is just a slow falling of the collective human mind

thanks for the OT!

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@QMS I give traditionally rwnj sites a look nowadays. I skip their electoral political articles, but can often find some truthful and sensible stuff about current events and economic trends.
Argentina will learn to regret their mistake very soon. The Shah of Iran and Pinochet come to mind.
I guess history is too complicated or boring for them.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

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the saying goes. A bit of rain last week, next ten days is supposed to be dry.

Been trying to reset, reformat, repartition or otherwise super wipe an old laptop running xp. They seem to have prevented all normal means of doing any of the above, so I made an ubuntu 18.04 32 bit install DVD. With luck I can force it to boot from the dvd and then do a wipe, repartition, and, for the hell of it, go ahead with the install.

As a murrikan, I can sorta guess da news, so I sorta don't read or look at it unless there is some reason to expect comic relief or greater than usual absurdity. Mprning chores are almost all done, so I guess its back to the laptop.

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@enhydra lutris
I've done that kind of install a couple of times with old laptops. One with the Linux on a USB stick, one on a DVD. Hope it all works (worked) out well!

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If you're poor now, my friend, then you'll stay poor.
These days, only the rich get given more. -- Martial book 5:81, c. AD 100 or so
Nothing ever changes -- Sima, c. AD 2020 or so

it more difficult for the west to resist.

I am pretty sure that one side is likely to be found more guilty of committing war crimes.

Edited to add one of many examples:

I don't think that this behavior would be acceptable under the Geneva Convention.

Israeli soldiers captured Palestinians from the West Bank (zero Hamas) they striped them, abused them, burned them, sexually and physically assaulted them. Here are the pictures proudly shown by the Israeli barbarians.
They have numbers- not names on them. They treat them EXACTLY like the Nazis in Auschwitz treated them.

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@humphrey

I had read about this 'treatment' before but
the image is strikingly more powerful
hell to pay

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@humphrey

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@humphrey

He will drop explosives on them instead of facing them in a one on one fight? And if he was involved in our military adventures in the Middle East then he needs to buy a fcking mirror. That’s what makes Biden and his puppet handlers such hypocrites. They have broken international law and the Geneva Conventions numerous times, but they think that their shyte doesn’t stink.

As for all the countries taking things to the ICC that isn’t going to do jack. It has long ago been captured by America and its poodles. They need to take a case for the Geneva Conventions like Craig Murray says. I posted his article last week and Joe posted it again yesterday. Worth a read.

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Which AIPAC/MIC/pharma/bank bought politician are you going to vote for? Don’t be surprised when nothing changes.

No one is watching the news anymore. Can you blame them. Most of it isn't news. The three morning shows, on CBS, NBC, and ABC are horrific. And now they've each started to hawk products because of the lack of an audience. They have their "Steals and Deals" segment almost every day.

Another thing which people aren't watching is sports, especially football. That's why the NFL has latched on to Taylor Swift and that Travis whatever his name is. Anything for ratings.

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@Enchantress

there is no way the networks will ever hold sway again
nor pro sports, it is all too commercialized
politics is following them down the toilet
of irrelevance

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@QMS
contest Friday night.
I wonder if I can get a warplanes flyover. There will be some prime military aged young ones there.
s/

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Neither Russia nor China is our enemy.
Neither Iran nor Venezuela are threatening America.
Cuba is a dead horse, stop beating it.

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@Enchantress

talent show winner who sings C&W.

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@Enchantress
NASCAR is changing up majorly trying to respark interest. Breaking 500 miles up into segments and mixing up with more road courses.

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Neither Russia nor China is our enemy.
Neither Iran nor Venezuela are threatening America.
Cuba is a dead horse, stop beating it.