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Comment Re:24 hour news did this to themselves (Score 1) 444

They can omit certain things, misrepresent statistics, and stir up fear and emotion by reporting on one thing all day every day for days at a time.

And almost every news source does this. I read The Atlantic. I enjoy it. But two days ago they ran an article titled "Why the Trump Administration Won't Ask About LGBT Americans on the 2020 Census" (https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/03/trump-census-lgbt/521229/). They mention in the article that these statistics have never been collected on a census before, but from the title of the article (which was enough to get the SJW momentum in full force) many inferred that this was a change of course. There was no article about this from the same source when there was a Democrat president for the last two census. So apart from tone, tenure, and content... You also have what is decided to be run, timing, and how it is framed.

Comment Re:Why trust in the media is at an all time low (Score 1) 920

I'm not trying to speak for the OP here, but I have a similar sentiment. I can't stand President Trump. But I've almost completely reading news from several outlets I truly enjoy like The Atlantic, NPR, fivethrityeight, and the New Yorker. Not because of "fake news" but because of obviously biased and poor representation. For example, The Atlantic ran an article a month into Trump's presidency about automation and how many middle class jobs weren't coming back to America. Everything in the article was factual, however it was something they largely had avoided during the previous president's tenure. Additionally, the tone of the article suggested blame on the executive branch for not dealing with the issue. This was a week into his presidency. Or how many articles have there been portraying the POSSIBLE executive order reforming H1-B visas that cast it in the light of being xenophobic? Most here have a far better understanding of the process than the average American, and know of abuses far beyond those of SoCal Edison or Disney. I'm all too familiar with PewDiePie. As the father of a young minecraft gamer that loves youtube videos... He has been responsible for far more "teachable moments" with my son than I would like. So I have watched far more of his videos than I would have cared too. I can't stand the guy. Just like President Trump, there are plenty of things to take issue with this idiot than to fabricate or send of out of context videos to Disney laying the underlying reputation on it to make it seem as though that were how things actually happened. Dammit, it pisses me off that trusted media outlets could make me feel sympathetic toward people I can't stand. For my old guy get off the lawn rant... I believe in journalism as the fourth estate. I grew up on Rather, Brokaw, and Jennings. Maybe I was young and naive, or maybe now I'm just more cynical... But dammit I've never had this much contempt for journalism in this country.

Comment Re:Simple solution to the H1B problem exists. (Score 1) 834

That's how it's supposed to work. And the vast majority of companies do just that. Unfortunately, the vast majority of visa holders aren't hired under that principle come from the big body shops that get most the visas (TCS, Infosys, Wipro, etc..). We get some tremendous talent in this country via h1-b, and I don't think most that work in the tech industry wants to see them go away. When used properly it expands the talent pool and knowledge base for everyone. It is the companies abusing the system that most take issue with.

Comment Re:WRONG - Incorrect - Lie (Score 1) 510

Not last in gdp - (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_GDP) or gdp per capita - (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_GDP_per_capita) And when you factor GDP to cost of living - or Purchasing Power Parity Oklahoma is 17th in the country. (http://taxfoundation.org/blog/new-state-level-price-data-shows-smaller-state-real-income-differences)

Comment Re:While we're at it: Democrat... (Score 1) 1165

Mind sharing some statistics for that claim?

http://www.examiner.com/articl...

Sounds like you are regurgitating some hate-talk-radio host's flawed hateful email.

While there isn't a firm definition for "mass shooting" most seem to go by the 4 victims in a single event. This is based on the FBI definition of mass murder being 4 or more victims from a single assailant. HeyJackass,com compiles their own dataset via following sources: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Homicide Watch Chicago, DNAInfo Chicago, Chicago Redeye Homicide Tracker(no longer updated), NBC5 Chicago, City of Chicago Data Portal and CPD CLEARMAP. To date within the city limits of Chicago there have been 17 events of 4 or more victims shot in a single event (http://heyjackass.com/2015-multi-victim-shootings/). Every instance has been black assailants with black casualties. (http://heyjackass.com/2015-multi-victim-shootings/) Chicago being my hometown, it is the only place I follow statistics closely and I cannot say that this trend holds true nationally. Also of note, within the city limits of Chicago, 78.7% of the victims of shootings are black with 68.8% of the assailants being black. (http://heyjackass.com/2015-race-of-victim/)

Comment Re:Except GM and BMW executives dont know..... (Score 1) 535

Except GM and BMW executives dont know how to sell a premium brand that makes everyone want to buy it.

GM executives certainly seem to know how to sell a mediocre brand that's marketed as a premium brand that makes the ignorant masses and the nouveau riche want to buy it...

Again, this is where GM has failed. Go drive a CTS-V and tell me what other car you can find that offers the same performance and luxury. It beats the M5, RS6, and E63 in virtually every comparo AND costs less, yet most people have the same belief you do.

Comment Re:Epix was one reason they were forced to stream. (Score 1) 294

Agreed... This is a pretty idiotic line of thought. I live in the only state where every single county voted red in the last two presidential elections and have more than one carrier where I can get 48+mbps. The D or R next to the politicians name isn't why he has no high speed access, it is his local government and ISP.

Comment Re:it seems a bit premature. (Score 1) 706

Pure speculation, but I would assume part of this would lend to having traffic go to a webpage where the predominately heterosexual traffic in a country with such archaic punishment for homosexuality would be to NOT having traffic destined for grindr or whatever other dating site. The nature of the confidentiality AM purported to have would be desirable. Again, speculation... But seems logical.

Comment Re:What a clusterfuck (Score 1) 676

The marking of classification level, doesn't impact the classification level. Yes, whoever sent it inappropriately marked has made an error, and should be held accountable. But the difference between classification level is based on TS = poses "grave danger" to US if publicly released / Secret = "serious damage". With Secret information there is some pretty innocuous stuff that can be inadvertently perceived to be unclassified. That isn't the case with TS.

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