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    I'm tired of negative news

    Why do people always focus on it? Are we really that sadistic? Finally, some positive news on Forbes (though I'm sure P-Cad will chime in and offer his pessimistic views ):

    Encouraged by a weak dollar and a belief in the resiliency of the U.S. economy

    Stocks soar on drop in oil

    EBay 2Q profit rises 22 percent

    There was a lot more than this, too.

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    "News" is the remarkable, the unusual happenings. When good things are news, beware!

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    Happiness isn't profitable.

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    I can't watch the evening news anymore. It's all doom and gloom. I can't stand it.

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    Unhappy? Wondering what the real meaning of life is? Want good news?

    Just send $15 in a self-addressed, stamped envelope to:
    StealyfraudCo, Box 3234 Colo, Spgs, Colo. 80919

    Results may vary.
    Allow 11 to 48 weeks for delivery.

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    For a taste of the other extreme, try this article from the September 1999 issue of Wired.

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    Here's the deal, the longer you ignore stuff, the worse it gets. We Americans have had their head in the sand so long that we don't know which way is up anymore.

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    Just remember that news isn't told, its sold. Ergo, the more negative and sensationalistic, the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
    Here's the deal, the longer you ignore stuff, the worse it gets. We Americans have had their head in the sand so long that we don't know which way is up anymore.
    This is very true. I have to say, for as much crap as he catches about it, I am very grateful to FatA** for helping me "wake up". He and I have different views about many things, but I wouldn't be free of consumer debt today if I hadn't started reading his threads in P&R fortelling the mortgage crisis. That's what got me thinking - and doing.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    I'm sick of the bad news, too. It just generates too much fear and overreaction. I'm all for straightening things out financially and anticipating life's hazards in any situation. It's just a good idea, in general. But when every thing on the news focuses on a bad event, it just gets overwhelming. It's also a good way to generate panic amongst the masses.
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    Good news isn't news you idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    Just remember that news isn't told, its sold. Ergo, the more negative and sensationalistic, the better.
    yep

    article about the experience a guy had watching fox news for 24 hours http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/200...uffpost/112350

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    Quote Originally Posted by sim0n View Post
    yep

    article about the experience a guy had watching fox news for 24 hours http://news.yahoo.com/s/huffpost/200...uffpost/112350
    I'm sorry, you've confused Fox News with "news", and never the twain shall meet.
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    Bad News

    there is more of it

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    There are a few websites that I really like in Buffalo that report on just the good things that happen in the city. A lot of the major cities have similar things. It makes me feel a little better whenever I check it out.

    http://www.buffalorising.com/

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    Here's a happy stat for you. 100% of humans will die.
    When I drop the hammer, I hit myself in the foot.[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

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    A bit of devil's advocacy here:

    A lot of the reason why people are ignoring stuff is because there are so many people on the Net and real life yelling, at the top of their figurative (and literal) lungs for their causes, whether the causes have merit, or they are to stroke someone's self-righteousness or fatten their wallet. People are tired of hearing "You coward, you servant, you blind man, why are you not doing anything about X?" from every street corner, and from so many websites, that in reaction, they get tired of it, and vote status quo (no matter how bad it is) because they are sick of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usetacould View Post
    Here's a happy stat for you. 100% of humans will die.
    Tell that to David Hume.

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    You just have to recognize that everything is never as bad as they say or as good. The extremes are what sells but the middle is generally what is real. Don't ignore the news but get your news from many different sources and then you decide what to believe. The worse case is the people that watch one channel and believe that everything they are told is accurate, fair and balanced.
    The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlts22 View Post
    You coward, you servant, you blind man
    back to the front!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aprilm View Post
    I'm tired of negative news
    Me too.

    Oh, and stop telling me that the price of gas is up........ IT'S NOT NEWS!!!
    Last edited by dragracer; 07-18-08 at 12:29 PM.

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    When gas is up, every news station is covering it with lots of stock photos of pumps and anal lube.

    When gas goes back down, no news station covers this at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v1k1ng1001 View Post
    Tell that to David Hume.
    On the Immortality of the SOUL, not the body. Of course a philosophical discussion via the internet is like .
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