• Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard

    From The Millionaire to All on Wednesday, June 01, 2022 12:55:06
    Looks like JD wins again!

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  • From McDoob@21:4/135 to The Millionaire on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 17:30:09
    Looks like JD wins again!

    And zero fux were given...

    It still astounds me that this is considered 'news'. Forget about the Ukraine! Ignore climate change! Stupid (literal) shit is happening right here!

    Stop being distracted by this, while your planet overheats, and while your fellow man is killed.

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  • From Andre@21:3/117 to McDoob on Thursday, June 02, 2022 19:30:06
    It still astounds me that this is considered 'news'. Forget about the Ukraine! Ignore climate change! Stupid (literal) shit is happening right here!

    Stop being distracted by this, while your planet overheats, and while your fellow man is killed.

    He says while he spends time running a BBS that serves no real purpose. You should stop doing that while your fellow man is killed.


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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to McDoob on Thursday, June 02, 2022 20:35:00
    McDoob wrote to The Millionaire <=-

    Looks like JD wins again!

    And zero fux were given...

    It still astounds me that this is considered 'news'. Forget about
    the Ukraine! Ignore climate change! Stupid (literal) shit is
    happening right here!

    Stop being distracted by this, while your planet overheats, and
    while your fellow man is killed.

    Should I feel guilty that I'm watching the hockey game?
    Should I have not fed my dog today because children in Nigeria are
    starving?
    Should I turn off my air conditioning to reduce the load on the electric
    grid?

    Gimme a break.



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  • From Jikey@21:3/108 to Gamgee on Thursday, June 02, 2022 22:43:40
    Stop being distracted by this, while your planet overheats, and
    while your fellow man is killed.

    Should I feel guilty that I'm watching the hockey game?
    Should I have not fed my dog today because children in Nigeria are
    starving?
    Should I turn off my air conditioning to reduce the load on the electric grid?

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  • From apam@21:1/101 to Andre on Friday, June 03, 2022 19:06:16
    It still astounds me that this is considered 'news'. Forget about the Ukraine! Ignore climate change! Stupid (literal) shit is happening right here!

    He says while he spends time running a BBS that serves no real purpose. You should stop doing that while your fellow man is killed.

    I think the point was what was considered news. I don't know what your news is like over there, but I kind of agree with mcdoob on this. Will Smith oscar slap, johnny depp vs amber heard all getting more coverage than war in ukraine.

    We had a little bit of ukraine news at the start of the war, but to the mainstream media here it doesn't seem important anymore. I guess that's a reflection on the priorities of it's target audience.

    Not that we can't have frivolities in the news, just I think when it comes at the expense of serious things it's a problem.

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  • From Andre@21:3/117 to apam on Friday, June 03, 2022 06:48:38
    I think the point was what was considered news. I don't know what your news is like over there, but I kind of agree with mcdoob on this. Will Smith oscar slap, johnny depp vs amber heard all getting more coverage than war in ukraine.

    I know what his point was. My point was that I don't want to hear from hypocrites about what I should be interested in.

    And no, those two things did not get more coverage than the war in Ukraine. Ukraine got more intense coverage for a longer period of time, people talked about it at work, the company I work for pulled out of Russia, lost hundreds of millions, relocated its workers, the country is sending tens of billions in aid.


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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to Andre on Friday, June 03, 2022 07:38:00
    Andre wrote to apam <=-

    I think the point was what was considered news. I don't know what your news is like over there, but I kind of agree with mcdoob on this. Will Smith oscar slap, johnny depp vs amber heard all getting more coverage than war in ukraine.

    I know what his point was. My point was that I don't want to hear
    from hypocrites about what I should be interested in.

    And no, those two things did not get more coverage than the war
    in Ukraine. Ukraine got more intense coverage for a longer period
    of time, people talked about it at work, the company I work for
    pulled out of Russia, lost hundreds of millions, relocated its
    workers, the country is sending tens of billions in aid.

    I have to agree with every bit of this.

    For the first few weeks of the war in Ukraine, the US "mainstream" media covered it almost 24x7. Seriously. Even now the time spent on it every
    day is measured in hours. Really can't see how anyone would expect more
    than that. Especially now that there really doesn't seem to be much new happening day-to-day. Looks like Russia's next Afghanistan to me.



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  • From claw@21:1/210 to Gamgee on Friday, June 03, 2022 07:59:23
    On 03 Jun 2022, Gamgee said the following...
    I have to agree with every bit of this.

    For the first few weeks of the war in Ukraine, the US "mainstream" media covered it almost 24x7. Seriously. Even now the time spent on it every day is measured in hours. Really can't see how anyone would expect more than that. Especially now that there really doesn't seem to be much new happening day-to-day. Looks like Russia's next Afghanistan to me.


    What worries me us this the calm before the storm. Will Putin feel like hes being ignored and decide its time to shake things up in the whole world with nukes. People in power need the attention they don't deserve. When they don't get it well things don't go well after that.

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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to apam on Friday, June 03, 2022 08:30:01
    Re: Re: Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard
    By: apam to Andre on Fri Jun 03 2022 07:06 pm

    I think the point was what was considered news. I don't know what your news like over there, but I kind of agree with mcdoob on this. Will Smith oscar slap, johnny depp vs amber heard all getting more coverage than war in ukrai


    This is because Will SMith oscar slap and Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard were news when they were released. Meanwhile the news with Ukraine were "Ukraine is being invaded," which were fresh when Ukraine was invaded. Now the news are kind of stale. Nobody in the general audience wants to hear that some army advanced 1 kilometer this month. Not that it matters if they did because a) at this point the news would be unreliable and b) people who wants to access that information has information outlets covering it out of mainstream channels anyway.

    Seriously, Middle East news channels were covering the war with much much less than ours did.

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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to claw on Friday, June 03, 2022 08:36:19
    Re: Re: Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard
    By: claw to Gamgee on Fri Jun 03 2022 07:59 am

    What worries me us this the calm before the storm. Will Putin feel like hes being ignored and decide its time to shake things up in the whole world with nukes. People in power need the attention they don't deserve. When they don' get it well things don't go well after that.


    I think the Nuclear Putin panic is as justified as the Nuclear Trump panic, which is to say, it is not. Fearmongering helps nobody but news outlets.

    The Russian government has declared its goals from the get go and as long as they don't achieve them, they will keep doing what they are doing indifinitely unless they start wearing out way waster than Europe. The way they are closing commercial deals with Europe and opening them with Asian countries suggests this is actually the plan.


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@21:4/122 to McDoob on Friday, June 03, 2022 07:05:00
    McDoob wrote to The Millionaire <=-

    Stop being distracted by this, while your planet overheats, and while
    your fellow man is killed.

    Bread and Circuses.


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  • From Argos@21:1/203 to The Millionaire on Friday, June 03, 2022 11:09:30

    Looks like JD wins again!

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  • From Argos@21:1/203 to McDoob on Friday, June 03, 2022 11:22:00

    Stop being distracted by this, while your planet overheats, and while
    your fellow man is killed.


    According to an ongoing temperature analysis led by scientists at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), the average global temperature on Earth has increased by at least 1.1 Celsius (1.9 Fahrenheit) since 1880. The majority of the warming has occurred since 1975, at a rate of roughly 0.15 to 0.20C per decade.

    The maps show temperature anomalies in five-year increments since 1880. These are not absolute temperatures, but changes from the norm for each area. The data reflect how much warmer or cooler each region was compared to a base period of 1951-1980. (The global mean surface air temperature for that period was 14C (57F), with an uncertainty of several tenths of a degree.

    So, maybe a pragmatic thought is needed rather then a draconian one? We all need to be better a steward on this planet, however to go off the rails is a little much.

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  • From Nightfox@21:1/137 to apam on Friday, June 03, 2022 08:52:08
    Re: Re: Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard
    By: apam to Andre on Fri Jun 03 2022 07:06 pm

    I think the point was what was considered news. I don't know what your news is like over there, but I kind of agree with mcdoob on this. Will Smith oscar slap, johnny depp vs amber heard all getting more coverage than war in ukraine.

    We had a little bit of ukraine news at the start of the war, but to the mainstream media here it doesn't seem important anymore. I guess that's a reflection on the priorities of it's target audience.

    Not that we can't have frivolities in the news, just I think when it comes at the expense of serious things it's a problem.

    While I think there should still be some coverage of the war in Ukraine, I think by now people know there's still a war going on there.

    Covid was being covered in the news fairly steadily for the past copule years. It seemed like I'd hear something about covid pretty much every day in the news, though that seems to be tapering off now too.

    How much news coverage of something do we need? It seems at some point, it becomes fairly common knowledge of what's going on currently.

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  • From apam@21:1/101 to Andre on Saturday, June 04, 2022 09:42:32
    I know what his point was. My point was that I don't want to hear from hypocrites about what I should be interested in.

    I see.

    And no, those two things did not get more coverage than the war in Ukraine. Ukraine got more intense coverage for a longer period of time, people talked about it at work, the company I work for pulled out of Russia, lost hundreds of millions, relocated its workers, the country is sending tens of billions in aid.

    They did here, because at the time of the ukraine war started we had massive floods going on, and floods were plastered on the news. We got a little bit after the floods went away, and then almost nothing since.

    Andrew

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  • From apam@21:1/101 to Gamgee on Saturday, June 04, 2022 09:44:15
    For the first few weeks of the war in Ukraine, the US "mainstream" media covered it almost 24x7. Seriously.

    Well that's good. Like I said, I don't know what's broadcast on the news in the USA. Here (in Australia - or more specifically Queensland) it's not really been so much.

    Andrew

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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to apam on Friday, June 03, 2022 18:23:00
    apam wrote to Gamgee <=-

    For the first few weeks of the war in Ukraine, the US "mainstream" media covered it almost 24x7. Seriously.

    Well that's good. Like I said, I don't know what's broadcast on
    the news in the USA. Here (in Australia - or more specifically
    Queensland) it's not really been so much.

    It's certainly tailed off quite a bit here. Still touched on quite a
    few times per day on the cable news outlets, and still have live
    reporters on-scene, but it's predictably become.... a little boring.
    Just like any other major news story, it plays out after a while.

    Also, quite honestly, the USA has a few other problems going on that are
    quite a bit more important to Americans than a small-ish war going on thousands of miles away, that doesn't really directly affect us too
    much.



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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to apam on Friday, June 03, 2022 18:54:09
    Re: Re: Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard
    By: apam to Gamgee on Sat Jun 04 2022 09:44 am

    For the first few weeks of the war in Ukraine, the US "mainstream" medi covered it almost 24x7. Seriously.

    Well that's good. Like I said, I don't know what's broadcast on the news in USA. Here (in Australia - or more specifically Queensland) it's not really b so much.

    Andrew

    Probably because Europe is far away from Australia, so much that a big badass war over here is of lessed concern compared to anything happening in Australia itself.

    If there was some bad war in the southmost part of Africa it would not make it to the news here, or at least it would not be as persistent, because it would be less relevant to Europeans.

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  • From apam@21:1/101 to Arelor on Saturday, June 04, 2022 12:08:58
    Probably because Europe is far away from Australia, so much that a big badass war over here is of lessed concern compared to anything happening in Australia itself.


    Yeah, I get that. I'd imagine it's more played on the world news on SBS or ABC. I don't watch all the news on every channel, just whatever is on when we sit down at dinner.

    Just seems to me that there is too much weight on the private lives of celebrities vs other things. It's all tailored to who's watching the news, for ratings.

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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to apam on Saturday, June 04, 2022 19:36:00
    I think the point was what was considered news. I don't know what your news is like over there, but I kind of agree with mcdoob on this. Will Smith oscar slap, johnny depp vs amber heard all getting more coverage than war in ukraine.

    It appears to be a sign of the times. Lowest common denominator is the low grade morons that watch stuff like the Crapdashians.. On a slightly different front, it seems to be a slight improvement in the men are automatically
    guilty syndrome of the #metoo mob..

    We had a little bit of ukraine news at the start of the war, but to the mainstream media here it doesn't seem important anymore. I guess that's a reflection on the priorities of it's target audience.

    I don't get any regular TV here... I pick up bits and pieces via assorted TV based web pages.. but the other thing to bear in mind is we only have one
    news room in Austraya based in Sydney, aside from Aunty. I tend to get my ukraine news via the uterustube...

    Spec


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  • From Spectre@21:3/101 to Arelor on Saturday, June 04, 2022 19:46:00
    This is because Will SMith oscar slap and Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard were news when they were released. Meanwhile the news with Ukraine were

    Yeah nah, not so much.. this is the kind of gear that would traditionally
    have been seen in gossip rags and tabloid papers... and rate no more than a passing mention in serious news.. Trouble is we don't have so much serious
    news these days.

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  • From StormTrooper@21:2/108 to The Millionaire on Monday, June 06, 2022 15:47:24
    Looks like JD wins again!

    Prefer Wild Turkey myself...

    ST

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  • From StormTrooper@21:2/108 to Gamgee on Monday, June 06, 2022 15:51:34
    Should I have not fed my dog today because children in Nigeria are starving?

    You could always try feeding a couple of those starving children to the dog. That'd solve two problems at a stroke... :P

    ST

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  • From Gamgee@21:2/138 to StormTrooper on Monday, June 06, 2022 19:23:00
    StormTrooper wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Should I have not fed my dog today because children in Nigeria are starving?

    You could always try feeding a couple of those starving children
    to the dog. That'd solve two problems at a stroke... :P

    Heh. I'm sure that would offend a few folks.

    What's worrisome is that there are plenty of freaks ^H^H^H^H^H^H people
    here in the USA who think I should feed my dog to those starving kids, because... you know... he's had a sheltered life and was born with a
    silver spoon in his mouth. He's quite privileged.


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  • From StormTrooper@21:2/108 to Gamgee on Wednesday, June 08, 2022 18:33:09
    Should I have not fed my dog today because children in Nigeria are starving?

    You could always try feeding a couple of those starving children
    to the dog. That'd solve two problems at a stroke... :P

    Heh. I'm sure that would offend a few folks.

    Its one of those situations that has no good answer... get offside with
    pet abuse, or get offside with the "humanists" take your pick.

    ST

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  • From Arelor@21:2/138 to StormTrooper on Wednesday, June 08, 2022 14:11:20
    Re: Re: Johnny Depp Vs. Amber Heard
    By: StormTrooper to Gamgee on Mon Jun 06 2022 03:51 pm

    Should I have not fed my dog today because children in Nigeria are starving?

    You could always try feeding a couple of those starving children to the dog. That'd solve two problems at a stroke... :P


    The logic here is just undeniable. You should write your plan and send it to the UN for further analysis.

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  • From McDoob@21:4/135 to Andre on Monday, June 06, 2022 09:05:14
    I know what his point was. My point was that I don't want to hear from hypocrites about what I should be interested in.

    Why do you call me a hypocrite? (o_O)

    I suppose my hostility towards certain hostile members qualifies, but I wholly disagree with your assessment, sir.

    Either way, if you don't want to hear from me, you know how to make that happen. My message wasn't directed at you in particular, anyway.

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  • From StormTrooper@21:2/108 to Arelor on Thursday, June 16, 2022 20:34:20
    The logic here is just undeniable. You should write your plan and send
    it to the UN for further analysis.


    Good to see someone else agrees its an idea...

    ST

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