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Comment Re:Applies to all events? (Score 1) 194

It depends on the alternate viewpoints? Some topics don't have much in the way of alternate viewpoints. There isn't "common" ground on a lot of topics it either is or it is not.

Climate change... Everyone agrees that it is science. Everyeone agrees that it is obvious. Of course WHAT is obvious depends on which camp you are in, and you only see news that supports that camp.

Comment Re:Applies to all events? (Score 1) 194

This begs the question of why someone would want to get alternative viewpoints. Most people don't want to be regularly exposed to ideas, beliefs, culture, etc., that conflicts with their own. It creates anxiety, anger, and/or dissociation.

This is the point. You never hear the news that you do not want to hear. You never hear about how bad high fructose corn syrup is because you do not know people who know how bad high fructose corn syrup is. You never hear about the Obama encroachments on civil rights because... Or you never hear about republican assults on women because...

Comment Re:This time, the U.S.A. is screwed for good (Score 1) 361

Why should anybody go to the U.S., the land of unfreedom that will detain you without due process indefinitely, grope you at airports, shoot at sight, has no democratic control and is rules by secret cabals without accountability?

As much as I hate it, this should be modded +5 Insightfull.

Comment Re:$$ for software (Score 4, Insightful) 419

I'm SO happy that I pay for software. I don't have to deal with all of this open source drama bullshit, and have to worry about when somebody's temper tantrum decides to end or radically change some software that I rely on for my business. My eyes glazed over halfway through the story summary, and I really don't care.

I agree with you in concept, but how does Windows 8 fit in with that world view?

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