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After Further Review / Re: Media Pool
« Last post by kburjr on Today at 08:29:12 AM »
Interesting concept.  The fracturing of media consumption has led to a greater diversity of world views.  Whether that is a good think is debatable. If society doesn't become more accepting of other people's viewpoints, we are in for a wild ride.

Bricks for sale.
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After Further Review / Re: Media Pool
« Last post by Realityball on Today at 08:22:55 AM »






Yeah, I know ... just throw a brick at the tube [retina display] ...






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After Further Review / Media Pool
« Last post by Realityball on Today at 08:21:24 AM »

Has the media lost whatever control it had on popular culture?


I think the greatest societal change in history may be taking place right now with the recent evolution of media ...


Just one example of the medium:

NFL ratings are down ... cable news is up ... newsprint is all but gone while news digital subscriptions are up ... Facebook is about to be edited ... and smartphones have replaced everything

While Trump blames black athletes, no one really knows why nfl ratings are down as exemplified by this article from last year, which said the election was the biggest reason the nfl ratings are down:
https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/10/nfl-ratings-just-fell-off-a-cliff-why/503666/

... but in the article was this chart:


To me, that shows people are more and more deciding for themselves, where they get their news and entertainment ...

like I’ve pointed to here before, a newspaper editor told me, the media doesn’t tell us How to Think, it tells us What to Think About ... this has changed ... we now, individually, decide where and what to think about ... for ourselves


Is this for the better or has the Information Age gone completely tribal?



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To hell with this North Korea nonsense. We have to put an end to this kneeling during the anthem sacrilege first! Sad!

- 45
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I don't agree with Trump but China has made some serious "adjustments".

We really don't need international support on this issue we need China and Russia to take existing sanctions seriously.

It seems scaring the chit out of them is having positive results....although it could be done with more dignity from our Oval Office.

Dotard lover!  grin1
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Here's the problem Mr F with this "well well. ... they did it first" kind of argument.

When dealing with countries like NK you want to eastblish a world consensus against them. You want the rest of the world on your side IF you have to do "something".  That's the art of diplomacy. That's REALLY hard to do when you name call fellow leaders, openly chastise your allies at meetings like NATO and say they don't pay their bills, say things repeatedly like "America first",etc.

Trust me... there is going to come a time when Trump needs the support of people he has had a twitter bitchfest with or insulted. That's what I was saying months ago when you and WT were praising Trump for calling out the NATO allies. America first? Sure, have it at... alone.
I don't agree with Trump but China has made some serious "adjustments".

We really don't need international support on this issue we need China and Russia to take existing sanctions seriously.

It seems scaring the chit out of them is having positive results....although it could be done with more dignity from our Oval Office.
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After Further Review / Re: Another Escalation in U.S.-North Korea Standoff
« Last post by dbldwn711 on Yesterday at 11:53:19 PM »
There is functionally no difference to the rhetoric and attitude displayed by Kim Jong-un against a Trump-led United States, than how Kim Jong-il and Jong-un tried to provoke the U.S. under Obama and Bush.  Hell, North Korea even called Obama a “monkey”. 

It was the same promises of fire and death at New York and Washington then too.  Maybe their nuclear weapons technology is better now, maybe the sanctions have begun to hurt- I dunno.  But for decades, the DPRK has done nothing except issue threats and violate the armistice.

Here's the problem Mr F with this "well well. ... they did it first" kind of argument.

When dealing with countries like NK you want to eastblish a world consensus against them. You want the rest of the world on your side IF you have to do "something".  That's the art of diplomacy. That's REALLY hard to do when you name call fellow leaders, openly chastise your allies at meetings like NATO and say they don't pay their bills, say things repeatedly like "America first",etc.

Trust me... there is going to come a time when Trump needs the support of people he has had a twitter bitchfest with or insulted. That's what I was saying months ago when you and WT were praising Trump for calling out the NATO allies. America first? Sure, have it at... alone.
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After Further Review / Re: Another Escalation in U.S.-North Korea Standoff
« Last post by wild-turkey on Yesterday at 10:40:19 PM »
I think we have a way to shoot down these missiles and we've allowed them to fire off these missiles to see if our tracking devices work. I also think NK is a pawn in a bigger game of intelligence.  Russia supplies the parts and uses NK as the rouge country that could get a response out of us.  Lets say Russia wants to know if we have a way to shoot down missiles why not finance NK as their launcher and sit back and observe our reaction to these missiles being launched.
A considerable amount of our defensive missle technology has come out of Huntsville, AL since the Patriot missile system and let's just say I know people.  It's incredible what we can do but right now there is a huge margin for error.  That is why we haven't attempted to stop an in coming NK missle and it isn't something you want to bet the farm on if a nuke is involved.

They are working hard to "narrow the margins" but we don't want NK lauching a real nuke at SK or Japan.
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Fog, what do you think of Trump insulting him at the UN? This response by NK can't come as a surprise, does it?
I agree with this. Don't you think Trump is playing into their hand?
There is functionally no difference to the rhetoric and attitude displayed by Kim Jong-un against a Trump-led United States, than how Kim Jong-il and Jong-un tried to provoke the U.S. under Obama and Bush.  Hell, North Korea even called Obama a “monkey”. 

It was the same promises of fire and death at New York and Washington then too.  Maybe their nuclear weapons technology is better now, maybe the sanctions have begun to hurt- I dunno.  But for decades, the DPRK has done nothing except issue threats and violate the armistice.
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After Further Review / Re: XenForo
« Last post by Handi on Yesterday at 09:37:32 PM »
fascinating.
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