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2013-01-15 12:20:12 PM
It does make sense given the fact that if anyone wants information about something they have the internet, it's cheaper to pay people who don't know what they're talking about to be pundits, and the average t.v. watching American is a moron and sees Larry the Cable Guy as a historian and Fatty Doo-Doo as educational programing.
 
2013-01-15 12:22:16 PM
Love the Newsroom bit. The way it's going, Jon may be the only one left doing investigative reporting. Much like he is one of very few reporters willing to ask interviewee's the tough questions.
 
2013-01-15 12:25:02 PM
Well that was depressing.
 
2013-01-15 12:30:16 PM

1derful: It does make sense given the fact that if anyone wants information about something they have the internet,


Where is the internet supposed to get its information if no one is doing the initial investigations? You think Deep Throat would have spilled the beans on Watergate to Joe Schmuck Blogger?
 
2013-01-15 12:30:17 PM
That's brilliant.
 
2013-01-15 12:30:57 PM
if they don't report on bad things then we'll all be happier which will lead to us having a positive outlook on the future and we go out and buy things stimulating the economy and putting americans back to work.

why is the daily show pro-unemployment?
 
2013-01-15 12:32:23 PM
1derful
the average t.v. watching American is a moron and sees Larry the Cable Guy as a historian and Fatty Doo-Doo as educational programing.

A splendid cop-out. People are dumb, too bad, let's just give up.
 
2013-01-15 12:36:32 PM

RanDomino: 1derful
the average t.v. watching American is a moron and sees Larry the Cable Guy as a historian and Fatty Doo-Doo as educational programing.

A splendid cop-out. People are dumb, too bad, let's just give up.


Yep and bonus points for south park regurgitation. Next he will tell us about smug cars and shiat sandwiches.
 
2013-01-15 12:37:44 PM
Did I say it was a good idea, shiatheads?
 
2013-01-15 12:38:52 PM

Karac: 1derful: It does make sense given the fact that if anyone wants information about something they have the internet,

Where is the internet supposed to get its information if no one is doing the initial investigations? You think Deep Throat would have spilled the beans on Watergate to Joe Schmuck Blogger?


Deep Throat would be Joe Schmuck Blogger.
=Smidge=
/And nobody would believe him against the cacophony of retards and conspiracy theorists.
 
2013-01-15 12:39:36 PM
Dumfarkistan doesn't want news.
Dumfarkistan wants to be entertained.
Dumfarkistan has the memory of a gerbil.

It doesn't matter anymore.
 
2013-01-15 12:40:10 PM

Spanky_McFarksalot: if they don't report on bad things then we'll all be happier which will lead to us having a positive outlook on the future and we go out and buy things stimulating the economy and putting americans back to work.

why is the daily show pro-unemployment?


They're not. Bad things lead to decreased unemployement rates.
A glass sitting on a table doesn't employ anyone. Toss it on the floor and shatter it into a million pieces and then you've got employment for people who design brooms, people who build brooms, and the maid who sweeps with the broom. And all those people will be able to feed their children tonight, so those children can grow up big and strong and have little teeny children of their own.
 
2013-01-15 12:41:26 PM
You can still get some actual investigative reporting on radio.  A guest on NPR yesterday talked about how Monsanto has been pushing Roundup-resistant crops for years, and as a result, there are now 15 million hectares filled with Roundup-resistant weeds.  They have to be treated with Agent Orange.  Yes.  Agent Orange.

And now can you guess what Monsanto is developing?  If you guessed, "Agent Orange-resistant crops," you would be correct.  By 2040, I think, American agriculture will crash back to medieval levels and nine out of every ten people over the age of 40 will have cancer.  Good times ahead.

Meanwhile ABCBSN news has a breaking story about how wildly popular the new Broadway musical is, and a heartwarming feature about a sick little girl who got the doll she wanted for Christmas.  Plus well-coiffed reporters saying "fiscal cliff" in a catchy rhythmic beat.
 
2013-01-15 12:43:01 PM

Karac: They're not. Bad things lead to decreased unemployement rates.
A glass sitting on a table doesn't employ anyone. Toss it on the floor and shatter it into a million pieces and then you've got employment for people who design brooms, people who build brooms, and the maid who sweeps with the broom. And all those people will be able to feed their children tonight, so those children can grow up big and strong and have little teeny children of their own.



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2013-01-15 12:44:03 PM

Karac: Spanky_McFarksalot: if they don't report on bad things then we'll all be happier which will lead to us having a positive outlook on the future and we go out and buy things stimulating the economy and putting americans back to work.

why is the daily show pro-unemployment?

They're not. Bad things lead to decreased unemployement rates.
A glass sitting on a table doesn't employ anyone. Toss it on the floor and shatter it into a million pieces and then you've got employment for people who design brooms, people who build brooms, and the maid who sweeps with the broom. And all those people will be able to feed their children tonight, so those children can grow up big and strong and have little teeny children of their own.


i.imgur.com
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2013-01-15 12:45:22 PM

Terlis:
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Bah!
 
2013-01-15 12:47:07 PM

Pinner: Dumfarkistan doesn't want news.
Dumfarkistan wants to be entertained.
Dumfarkistan has the memory of a gerbil.

It doesn't matter anymore.


I can think of one gerbil that still has nightmares.
 
2013-01-15 12:47:59 PM

Farksteron: Bah!


I win!
 
2013-01-15 12:52:49 PM

Smidge204: Karac: 1derful: It does make sense given the fact that if anyone wants information about something they have the internet,

Where is the internet supposed to get its information if no one is doing the initial investigations? You think Deep Throat would have spilled the beans on Watergate to Joe Schmuck Blogger?

Deep Throat would be Joe Schmuck Blogger.
=Smidge=
/And nobody would believe him against the cacophony of retards and conspiracy theorists.


If you look hard enough, there is usually That One Guy who's looking to make a name for themselves that will go into literally any situation regardless of danger to try to fill that gap. The reports aren't going to be from last week or anything, but the issue does tend to get addressed somewhere. But it is really sad that further reporting on it gets scuttled because someone doesn't think it'll make money.

Regarding Guinea-Bissau, this was uploaded to YouTube in August in the wake of a coup. This was from January 2011 regarding the drug issue Kaj Larsen brought up.
 
2013-01-15 01:00:03 PM
holy shiat that's depressing
 
2013-01-15 01:02:15 PM

kitflint76: Love the Newsroom bit. The way it's going, Jon may be the only one left doing investigative reporting. Much like he is one of very few reporters willing to ask interviewee's the tough questions.


Him, TRMS, and maybe a few people on NPR.
 
2013-01-15 01:05:41 PM

More_Like_A_Stain: Pinner: Dumfarkistan doesn't want news.
Dumfarkistan wants to be entertained.
Dumfarkistan has the memory of a gerbil.

It doesn't matter anymore.

I can think of one gerbil that still has nightmares.


No doubt! Poor thing has to really gere up before going to sleep.
 
2013-01-15 01:18:01 PM

Terlis: Farksteron: Bah!

I win!


but his form image was more accurate.


1derful: it's cheaper to pay people who don't know what they're talking about to be pundits


ah, the invisible hand strikes again!
 
2013-01-15 01:42:12 PM

kitflint76: Love the Newsroom bit. The way it's going, Jon may be the only one left doing investigative reporting. Much like he is one of very few reporters willing to ask interviewee's the tough questions.


Which is why it's fascinating to see people he disagrees with still show up to be interviewed. I like it, it shows that some people, even those I might find personally repugnant, want to actually engage in a conversation instead of just be trod upon or worshiped (depending on the channel).
 
2013-01-15 01:46:02 PM

Spanky_McFarksalot: if they don't report on bad things then we'll all be happier which will lead to us having a positive outlook on the future and we go out and buy things stimulating the economy and putting americans back to work.

why is the daily show pro-unemployment?


Find out which product in your kitchen could KILL YOU! That and more tonight at 11!

Then they cram that story, the one you want to see, behind every rape, murder, and robbery there was today, plus some weather and an expose on... shiat, bread making you fat or something, and then the murder kitchen is some fluff piece that tells you not to drink pine sol.

Also... I really need to get around to seeing Newsroom, the opening sequence and the RINO speech I caught one day were fantastic.
 
2013-01-15 01:51:25 PM
This is what you show some low-info commenter on OMG THE MAYNSTREEM MEDIA IS LIBRALLL.

It's all about the coin.
 
2013-01-15 02:31:49 PM

Kibbler: You can still get some actual investigative reporting on radio.  A guest on NPR yesterday talked about how Monsanto has been pushing Roundup-resistant crops for years, and as a result, there are now 15 million hectares filled with Roundup-resistant weeds.  They have to be treated with Agent Orange.  Yes.  Agent Orange.

And now can you guess what Monsanto is developing?  If you guessed, "Agent Orange-resistant crops," you would be correct.  By 2040, I think, American agriculture will crash back to medieval levels and nine out of every ten people over the age of 40 will have cancer.  Good times ahead.

Meanwhile ABCBSN news has a breaking story about how wildly popular the new Broadway musical is, and a heartwarming feature about a sick little girl who got the doll she wanted for Christmas.  Plus well-coiffed reporters saying "fiscal cliff" in a catchy rhythmic beat.


Not to defend GE crops necessarily, but isn't it Dow that's developing the "agent orange-resistant crops"? And as I understand it this is only one of the ingredients in agent orange, and agent orange itself was fine, it just happened to be contaminated with dioxin.
 
2013-01-15 02:37:03 PM

Wadded Beef: This is what you show some low-info commenter on OMG THE MAYNSTREEM MEDIA IS LIBRALLL.

It's all about the coin.


Don't forget, since the election Limbaugh has been tirelessly working to re-purpose "low-information voter" into a term to basically describe poor Democrats. You've got to be careful using it now.
 
2013-01-15 02:52:23 PM

kitflint76: Love the Newsroom bit. The way it's going, Jon may be the only one left doing investigative reporting. Much like he is one of very few reporters willing to ask interviewee's the tough questions.


Well, besides the satirical news, the only people actually doing any sort of investigative reporting is PBS' Frontline. No wonder some groups want to defund it.
 
2013-01-15 03:46:46 PM

kitflint76: willing to ask interviewee's the tough questions


I believe this comes from not having to appear unbiased. (Likewise with Rachel Maddow, her explicit bias means she needn't do the "opinions on the shape of the Earth differ" crap).

Let's face it, if you did nothing but call BS on BS as you find it, you're going to end up with a significant anti-Republican bias. (Sure, Democrats / Greens / Nazis / etc. spew their own BS, but it's like the difference between a Super Soaker and a fire hose).

So to appear unbiased, either you have to stay away from fact-checking entirely (and end up reporting "Republicans say the Earth is flat. Some Democrats disagree."), or stretch to try to make both sides look equally bad (e.g. saying that "Ryan's plan ends Medicare" is a lie because the program will continue to be called "Medicare".)
 
2013-01-15 06:51:35 PM

Kibbler: You can still get some actual investigative reporting on radio.  A guest on NPR yesterday talked about how Monsanto has been pushing Roundup-resistant crops for years, and as a result, there are now 15 million hectares filled with Roundup-resistant weeds.  They have to be treated with Agent Orange.  Yes.  Agent Orange.

And now can you guess what Monsanto is developing?  If you guessed, "Agent Orange-resistant crops," you would be correct.  By 2040, I think, American agriculture will crash back to medieval levels and nine out of every ten people over the age of 40 will have cancer.  Good times ahead.

Meanwhile ABCBSN news has a breaking story about how wildly popular the new Broadway musical is, and a heartwarming feature about a sick little girl who got the doll she wanted for Christmas.  Plus well-coiffed reporters saying "fiscal cliff" in a catchy rhythmic beat.


That's why I love NPR. I heard more about the Mali crisis today than I have anywhere else since it started. They were also reporting on The Family and Uganda's "kill the gays" bill long before any other outlet that I witnessed, and with greater depth.
 
2013-01-15 07:43:22 PM
Gaseous Anomaly
(e.g. saying that "Ryan's plan ends Medicare" is a lie because the program will continue to be called "Medicare".)

Here's another reason why I hate both 'sides': Due (I suspect) to the propaganda crossfire, I only recently learned that "health savings account" may have be referring to an insurance plan where you have a crazy high deductible (like $5000) and then you have a savings account with $5000 in it, so you have a really low rate, pay out-of-pocket for little stuff, and are covered in case of something catastrophic. That sounds perfect for young in-shape people like me, who could have low rates while still being protected in case of some rare disease or being hit by an uninsured drunk (I haven't been to a doctor in... three years?)... Pretty sure it would fark over old people and families, though.

Anyway, does anyone have a plan like that? What are you paying?

/this thread is now about health insurance
 
2013-01-15 08:00:41 PM

Karac: 1derful: It does make sense given the fact that if anyone wants information about something they have the internet,

Where is the internet supposed to get its information if no one is doing the initial investigations? You think Deep Throat would have spilled the beans on Watergate to Joe Schmuck Blogger?


Actually, if Joe Schmuck Blogger is the likes of WikiLeaks, yes. See: Bradley Manning.

Or, as mention previously, the blogger will be the source.
 
2013-01-15 08:17:07 PM
www.freedomsphoenix.com
 
2013-01-15 08:24:48 PM

RanDomino: Gaseous Anomaly
(e.g. saying that "Ryan's plan ends Medicare" is a lie because the program will continue to be called "Medicare".)

Here's another reason why I hate both 'sides': Due (I suspect) to the propaganda crossfire, I only recently learned that "health savings account" may have be referring to an insurance plan where you have a crazy high deductible (like $5000) and then you have a savings account with $5000 in it, so you have a really low rate, pay out-of-pocket for little stuff, and are covered in case of something catastrophic. That sounds perfect for young in-shape people like me, who could have low rates while still being protected in case of some rare disease or being hit by an uninsured drunk (I haven't been to a doctor in... three years?)... Pretty sure it would fark over old people and families, though.

Anyway, does anyone have a plan like that? What are you paying?

/this thread is now about health insurance


High deductible plans with HSAs have been around a while. My employer offers one, and plans to offer *only* that in a few years.

The plans in the exchanges will be limited in how high their deductibles can be (I don't know the exact details). For people with low/medium incomes (getting subsidies) a low-deductible plan may well make sense.
 
2013-01-16 12:42:48 AM

RanDomino: Gaseous Anomaly
(e.g. saying that "Ryan's plan ends Medicare" is a lie because the program will continue to be called "Medicare".)

Here's another reason why I hate both 'sides': Due (I suspect) to the propaganda crossfire, I only recently learned that "health savings account" may have be referring to an insurance plan where you have a crazy high deductible (like $5000) and then you have a savings account with $5000 in it, so you have a really low rate, pay out-of-pocket for little stuff, and are covered in case of something catastrophic. That sounds perfect for young in-shape people like me, who could have low rates while still being protected in case of some rare disease or being hit by an uninsured drunk (I haven't been to a doctor in... three years?)... Pretty sure it would fark over old people and families, though.

Anyway, does anyone have a plan like that? What are you paying?

/this thread is now about health insurance




I have a $5000 deductible per person, thats 10K for both of us, but my FSA is capped at $2500.

I had surgery last year, and so did the husband. With dental work included. We paid thousands out of pocket.
 
2013-01-16 03:00:02 AM
That was a great bit. John Oliver deserves an Emmy for that one. And Jeff Daniels played it perfectly.
 
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