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  • #16
    Originally posted by Nichols View Post
    I'm amused that they determined it was Trump supporters......with no named sources........from an organization that caters to the left
    You've used Twitter before, so you should know that political views are frequently worn on the sleeve there, and names are mostly just user tags - much like on here, actually.

    All you have to do to check the veracity of the article is to just look at the tweets yourself. Assuming something is false without checking is no different than assuming something is true without checking.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Nichols View Post
      John, I also fixed this one for you.

      None of the crap going on is one sided.......
      Partisan bickering is a painfully present element of American life these days. Left and right, both are dedicated to a very weak line of reasoning that depends more on hyperbole and fallacy than actual logic.

      If I hear one more person tell me in a conversation that Trump is setting himself up to be a dictator or that the democrats are trying to deliberately instigate a race war...

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      • #18
        Originally posted by III Corps View Post
        I agree. NPR should reconsider redoing War of the Worlds for Halloween.
        Naw, in this society, people would sue the pants off of them. Americans might enjoy it, but they won't pass up a chance to sue.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
          All you have to do to check the veracity of the article is to just look at the tweets yourself. Assuming something is false without checking is no different than assuming something is true without checking.
          I did look at the tweets, no assumptions on my part.
          "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
            If I hear one more person tell me in a conversation that Trump is setting himself up to be a dictator or that the democrats are trying to deliberately instigate a race war...
            Okay....how's 'bout this:

            Trump is setting himself up to be a dictator because the democrats are deliberately starting a race war......
            "I don't discuss sitting presidents," Mattis tells NPR in an interview. "I believe that you owe a period of quiet."

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Nichols View Post
              Okay....how's 'bout this:

              Trump is setting himself up to be a dictator because the democrats are deliberately starting a race war......
              It's a two-fer, so you're good. All we need to add in is something about socialism and Muslims, and I think it would hit all the major political conspiracy theories.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Nichols View Post
                I did look at the tweets, no assumptions on my part.
                Second step is to then look at the user posts. Name, avatar, description, and most importantly, past tweets. Any single tweet in a vacuum says little about the user. But when they take every chance they get to inject just how horrible they think Trump is into the conversation, one can draw convincing assumptions who they voted for (and why they're feeling so upset).

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
                  I was more amused by the lack of civic knowledge, that people would not recognize the Declaration of Independence or why it was being shared on the 4th of July.
                  I wouldn't call it "amusing", but it was certainly revealing. No wonder our society is so screwed up.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Urban hermit View Post
                    But all American tax payers regardless of political affiliation are forced to fund NPR programming.
                    I'm not a fan of many radio talk shows broadcast on commercial stations, but I'm not forced to support them.
                    And there's a big rub ... political bias and partisan politics should not be taxpayer funded, especially when it's one sided. NPR is no longer needed. If they can't procure private funding/sponsors there's a sign that there is no market for such.
                    TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Daemon of Decay View Post
                      I was more amused by the lack of civic knowledge, that people would not recognize the Declaration of Independence or why it was being shared on the 4th of July.
                      Sad, ain't it?
                      Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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