The people who matter

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  1. infil

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    Do you take the time to thank those who matter in this whole Iraq, Afghanistan mess?

    This is a friend of mine who I met through racing prior to his enlistment. This is the human face of the conflict that is consuming us, and this is the true, continuing cost of 9/11.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/04/nyregion/04soldier.html
     

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  2. TheBeardedMann

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  3. ElasticNinja

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    I am sorry to hear that ur friend was involved in the war dear sir... this not good news .... I hope humanity someday will learn to live together....I hope at least...
     
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  5. Familyguy1

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  6. ElasticNinja

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    Thats it!

    Used to watch faux for a laugh the odd time before cutbacks (got rid of sattelite)


    "Fair and Balanced" hehe
     
  7. Stinky Stinky

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    Wow this is a horrible thing that has happened here... the only thing i can say is I am sorry dude... That "Bush Thing" was a total nightmare for the people of America...not cool
     
  8. ElasticNinja

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    I think whoever was president, Afganistan would've been invaded anyway

    As for Iraq, I suspect the intel mightn't have been wrong if Iraq was the worlds thirld largest oil producer and was about to reprice its oil in Euro

    Not that Saddam was a teddy bear :/
     
  9. Roxors

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    Just want to say that no matter what a persons role is in the Military when a person comes up to you and says thank you for your service etc it really does warm the heart and makes it even more worth while.

    So really if you see someone in uniform, thank them.
     
  10. byteware

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    You confuse news with commentary.

    I don't think even FOX claims that their commentary is fair and balanced, but their news isn't that far off center.
     
  11. byteware

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    Saddam repriced Iraq's oil in Euros in 2000.
     
  12. ElasticNinja

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    Exactly!
    It doesnt say "fair and balanced news" it says "fair and balanced"
     
  13. byteware

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    Of course. Commentary by it's very nature is NEVER fair and balanced.
     
  14. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Well-Known Member
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    Of course but..Fox... :rolleyes:
     
  15. byteware

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    It's conservative leaning commentary.

    I've seen commentary going to other direction just as much.
     
  16. ElasticNinja

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    LOL you sound like you watch it regularly
     
  17. byteware

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    I don't tend to watch the news. I listen to NPR on the way to and from work, and I read msn.com and cnn.com regularly.

    However, that doesn't mean I've NEVER watched news. I tend to stay away from commentary though. It's really pointless. It's designed to be as partisan as possible so that they can draw a religious following.
     
  18. Familyguy1

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    Good Man!

    But some conservatives will bash you for listening to NPR when you easily be listening to Limbaugh or Beck. Thats the reason why I listen to NPR is because there is no commentary. There should be no commentary in News, unless it is warranted.
     
  19. byteware

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    I live in the Deep South (Alabama) and I've never met anyone who thought I wasn't a conservative because I didn't listen to Limbaugh, or Beck.

    Then again, I've never met anyone who followed either one religiously.

    They both have HUGE followings, but they really aren't that big when compared against the size of the Conservative portion of the US.

    Republicans make up about 40% of the United States. That's about 120 million people. The high estimate for Rush's listeners is 30 million the low estimate is 14 million. Beck has an average viewership of about 3 million. All in all, that's just a fraction of the Republican party.


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    I love NPR. Sometimes they can't help it, but for the most part, they leave their interpretation of events out of their stories. It really is a great news source. And I love Story Corps.
     

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