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Politics / Re: So, when did [i]you[/i] loose trust in NPR?
« Last post by HankB on Today at 09:19:53 AM »
. . . the other side is right of Attila the hun . . .
When a guy told me I was right of Attila the Hun, I bluntly told him that I never considered my Great Great* Grandpa Attila to be a right winger.

And anyway, I was never an NPR fan - they spent too much airtime asking for donations and subscriptions while bragging about not having commercials. (When you heard a company mentioned it wasn't a commercial, it was a  "contributor acknowledgement.")


*there are actually a lot more "Greats" in there, but I usually just quit at two.
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Politics / Re: So, when did [i]you[/i] loose trust in NPR?
« Last post by WLJ on Today at 09:14:50 AM »
Would listen to All Things Considered regularly as they would often discuss events in other countries most other news services never even mentioned and for the most part they stayed non-political. Stopped in the late 90s maybe early 2000s when they seem to take a hard political left turn in their reporting where anything not hard left was treated with disdain. They basically had turned into Pravda at that point. Checked up on them around the time of Obama and the Obama worship was nauseating.
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Politics / Re: Knife attack in Sydney
« Last post by WLJ on Today at 09:08:44 AM »
Getting the impression he was targeting women as the one guy may have been fighting him. Maybe
They're saying it's not terrorism related but a voice in my head keeps whispering Gaza
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Politics / Re: So, when did [i]you[/i] loose trust in NPR?
« Last post by French G. on Today at 09:07:20 AM »
In the 80s 88.5 from DC was always on in .my dad's shop. So elementary school me listened to a fair amount of political chatter in between the bluegrass. Late 90s I had tons of highway time and listened but they were far gone by then. To this day I listen some after I flip from Hannity or something,  gotta hear what the clowns on both ends are saying.

NPR to me is way more dangerous in peddling bias than a Hannity or MSNBC. They cover the bias in soothing music, high production value interest pieces and thoughtful adult tones. People listen and think they are being educated.

My upbringing in a split home helps. Well, helps me hate everything at least. When you have one wing of the family  who considers Hillary too conservative and the other side is right of Attila the hun you hear lots of different views.
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Politics / Knife attack in Sydney
« Last post by WLJ on Today at 09:02:32 AM »
40 year old man goes on a stabbing rampage at a shopping centre (mall?) stabbing multiple people including a baby before being shot by a police officer
Reported 6 dead, unclear how many injured.
Suspect has not been IDed yet but article says he was known to police.

Revealed: Sydney knifeman, 40, who killed five women and one man in Westfield shopping centre bloodbath 'was known to police' and targeted screaming mum and her baby first before unleashing 15 minutes of horror until lone female cop shot him dead
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13303971/Knifeman-goes-rampage-Sydney-Four-feared-dead-shopping-centre-stabbing-spree-attacker-shot-killed-police.html
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Politics / Re: Israel Under Attack
« Last post by K Frame on Today at 08:14:02 AM »
Here we go. This is actually the more in-depth article on the revolting (and reprehensible and completely blind to current events and history) Google employees...

https://www.time.com/6964364/exclusive-no-tech-for-apartheid-google-workers-protest-project-nimbus-1-2-billion-contract-with-israel/


Oh, and I love the "I'm a dangerous martyr, that's why Google fired me" quotes from the fired engineer.

Interrupting a company forum attended by hundreds of your peers and company executives had NOTHING to do with it.

Christ, his ego is just about as big as Hogman's.
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Politics / Re: Israel Under Attack
« Last post by K Frame on Today at 08:10:47 AM »
You know, it's funny, but in years past it was primarily right-wing conspiracy nuts who claimed that the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews never happened.

These days you're a LOT more likely to see that claim coming out of the young woke left.

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Politics / Re: Israel Under Attack
« Last post by Ben on Today at 08:08:14 AM »
They also apparently don't care about Hamas-led war crimes. Hell, they probably don't even register as having happened, that it's all fake news.

We don't hate journalists enough. We are at the point that they are memory holing 07OCT, and Israel just up and decided to go into Gaza to wipe out Palestinians.
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Politics / Re: Israel Under Attack
« Last post by K Frame on Today at 08:01:42 AM »
NO TECH FOR APARTHEID!

https://www.jpost.com/business-and-innovation/article-796410

Google is facing something of a revolt among "woke" staff for pairing with on a massive AI project.

My first comment is that this stupid little *expletive deleted*s don't know what apartheid is, or was, and why it is NOTHING like what South African apartheid was. The claims that it's a genocide are even more ludicrous. But don't expect the woke crowd to actually know things about... things, I guess. That interferes with the screeching points.

They also apparently don't care about Hamas-led war crimes. Hell, they probably don't even register as having happened, that it's all fake news.

And the whole "OMG, we're worried that Israel is using AI in its war in Gaza!!!" They're claiming that the AI target selection program apparently has, as a baseline criteria, acceptance levels of up to 100 civilian deaths.

Of course, the Hamas militants who invaded Israel in October apparently forgot to set that criteria basis because they almost universally targeted civilians and other soft targets. But no, that's not a war crime, that's freedom fighting, or some such woke rationalization bullshit.

OK, let them stop using AI and go back to carpet bombing anything and everything. Problem solved.

Glad to see that Google has at least something of a backbone in dealing with these little twats.
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The Roundtable / Re: "Fallout" on Amazon Prime
« Last post by K Frame on Today at 07:55:06 AM »
OK, sounds like it could be interesting, at least for a few episodes.

Hopefully it doesn't devolve into the same lazy assed writing and repetitive plot lines that finally made me give up on The Walking Dead.
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