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We Could Be Heroes...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by elihu, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. clayville

    clayville Tele-Meister

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    I've been crazy about the space program (since the 1960s) too, and didn't mean to imply she's not a good candidate for such a thing. Clearly she is going into this with eyes wide open. I just... remember Christa McAuliffe and the devastating impact that had on those she inspired.
     
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  2. elihu

    elihu Poster Extraordinaire

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    Anything can happen but I believe the odds are in her favor. In one interview Hayley relates checking with her siblings who assured her that the flight would be relatively safe.

    Heck, i’d go. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity!
     
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  3. Sparky2

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    I understand, and I love the original posting.
    That kind of good news just makes my heart swell with happiness.

    And I'm glad it came to my door.

    I thank you.

    :)
     
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  4. breadfreak

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    Yep, that's why I like it here. On most platforms, somebody will find a way to make anything about the rise of radical directionism or whatever — it's good to have a place where the most divisive thing I'm likely to discuss is salad dressing :mad:
     
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  5. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    Wait;

    You mean you like Avocado Ranch Dressing with bacon bits??

    You Totalitarianististic Communist Brown-Shirt (insert pejorative Party affiliation slur here) you!

    :confused::eek::oops::lol:
     
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  6. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Friend of Leo's

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    (Just kidding.)

    :(
     
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  7. MarkieMark

    MarkieMark Friend of Leo's

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    For about a dozen years I have taken a very similar approach to what @Sparky2 describes. For me its not about a total blockout, I do "scan the headlines" and keep up with current events, local, national and internationally.
    But for me it is about not allowing ANYTHING to be a "feed" and taking control of what content I choose to pursue further, ignoring what I find to be persistent drama and intentional triggers.
    Just the facts please, with references and data from reputable sources. Which IMO means ignoring a huge majority of sources, many of them the most popular or common. I do often find myself comparing the coverage of issues of interest from different sides of the obviously biased presentations, but the more extremely biased sources receive no attention from me.

    Aint got no time for that.
    Regards,
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  8. nojazzhere

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    Absolutely.....we have to be rational enough to be able to discern the truth from the propaganda.....and that's ALL I'm gonna say. ;)
     
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  9. breadfreak

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    Phew!
     
  10. wulfenganck

    wulfenganck Tele-Afflicted

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    So you don't get any news at all, except for what some guy at work or some cousin on a family meeting mutters about?
    I don't think this is a recommendable idea.
     
  11. Sparky2

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    I cannot recommend a total news blackout to anybody else.

    I just know that it works for me at this point in history.
    It beats being angry all the time, and suffering high blood pressure as a result.

    Good news will make its way to my door, surely.
    The original posting of this thread did, and I'm thankful for that.
    As will bad news, riots, and anarchy.

    It's the yin and yang of the universe, I guess.

    :(
     
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  12. elihu

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    Sparky, I work at a local hospital and I often see older folks shaking their fist at 24 hour news shows. Oftentimes i’ve thought about putting together a study using a control group that watches one hour of Fox/CNN then one hour of something more benign like The Andy Griffith Show. I’d take vital signs at the end of each hour and compare the two.
     
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  13. wulfenganck

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    I may have sounded a bit too harsh, sorry for that.
    I was in a bad mood today as I had a lengthy discussion with someone who kind of bragged with his lack of information, claiming this made him "free from indoctrination", whereas I claimed it only made him free from information.
    Anyway, I probably sounded way too patronising to you.....
     
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  14. burntfrijoles

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    That's a good story. There are lots of smaller good stories that happen daily with ordinary people. "Random acts of kindness" as my brother used to say. I've seen several videos of fast food workers helping to feed customers with disabilities.
     
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  15. Sparky2

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    Es ist okay, mein geliebter Bruder.

    I got it.
    I didn't sense any patronizing.

    It's all good.

    My position is admittedly extreme, and outside the societal norm.
    No one should adopt my stance on this.

    It's just what works for me, guter Freund.

    :)
     
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