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14 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

CNN is my point of reference.  I looked it up in Wiki and the article said that, while the perception is that they lean left, the reality is that they present a balanced viewpoint.

I find CNN pretty balanced and mainstream..MSNBC definitely leans left, while Faux News is fiction for the right wing crowd.

I don't really watch much TV news, though occasionally I'll watch CBS News or the BBC.

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I remember that commercial!  I LOOOOVED that commercial. 

Yes...let the good times roll.   In a luxury vehicle of your choice.  Be it a majestic Kings Ranch F250 or a lowly Mercedes Benz E250...  

 

6 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

Pure comedy gold, right there...

As funny as a European Mercedes taxi cab being a luxury car in North America. 

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10 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

Be it a majestic Kings Ranch F250 or a lowly Mercedes Benz E250...  

Much more lasting value in the Ford.  Earns its keep and then some, over a long life.

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4 hours ago, USA-1 said:

He shoulda got a coupla kicks to the head, in my opinion. 

The room coulda been completely black.  The cops coulda kicked him in the back.   And this song coulda been playin' in the background while each cop in the precinct got a go at him.  

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, ocnblu said:

So, by your logic, if I travel to, say, Ethiopia, I would become Ethiopian?  Not how things work, I'm afraid.

If ya get Covid-19 and I honestly hope not, we can call it the blu-virus! :P

39 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

I'm talking about the perception of the virus rather than reality.  Your imbecile president, with an Ivy League pedigree from Penn, hastily called it the Chinese virus.

I doubt Idiot45 has an actual degree. No one is willing to show his school transcripts and there is no evidence he actually graduated. The only thing he did was play basketball and get a fake Bone Spur note to avoid serving his country. Yes he is an Idiot for calling it the Chinese Virus, just showing his racist boomer roots.

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1 minute ago, ocnblu said:

Much more lasting value in the Ford.  Earns its keep and then some, over a long life.

Now that's saying something. Let's not push the BS meter too far now blu! It's gettin' deep in here!🤣

3 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

He shoulda got a coupla kicks to the head, in my opinion. 

The room coulda been completely black.  The cops coulda kicked him in the back.   And this song coulda been playin' in the background while each cop in the precinct got a go at him.  

 

 

 

I wanted to see them throw him up against his totaled car and cuff him. He was totally cocky like they were all his buddies just BS'n with him. You could see the deputy in tan stand back a step or two with his hand guarding his firearm. Well trained officer right there, never know what the guy is on or will do when in that kind of predicament. 

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4 minutes ago, dfelt said:

 

I doubt Idiot45 has an actual degree. No one is willing to show his school transcripts and there is no evidence he actually graduated. The only thing he did was play basketball and get a fake Bone Spur note to avoid serving his country. Yes he is an Idiot for calling it the Chinese Virus, just showing his racist boomer roots.

His father probably paid someone to take his tests for him.     Corruption and cheating have been an integral part of his persona for decades, not that his idiotic base cares (or are capable of understanding the problem w/ having a corrupt, vile President).  

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5 minutes ago, USA-1 said:

I wanted to see them throw him up against his totaled car and cuff him. He was totally cocky like they were all his buddies just BS'n with him.

Me too actually.  Or at the very least, cuff him, and while they are putting him the back seat of their Explorer, tell him to watch his head while slamming his head getting him in the car.   

 

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1 minute ago, oldshurst442 said:

Me too actually.  Or at the very least, cuff him, and while they are putting him the back seat of their Explorer, tell him to watch his head while slamming his head getting him in the car.   

 

Also, the NYPD cops in blue let him go back to his car twice and the second time he got in and started the damn thing up again! They're lucky he wasn't going for a gun. 

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17 minutes ago, USA-1 said:

Also, the NYPD cops in blue let him go back to his car twice and the second time he got in and started the damn thing up again! They're lucky he wasn't going for a gun. 

Yeah...I didnt understand that. The car's front end was obliterated. It was blatant that the car was in an accident. I mean, the car had hit something...and it was clear that it was a hit and run...

Joking aside, I was expecting the cops to pull out their guns telling him to  put his hands up and slowly get out of his car.  At hte very least, when he was approaching them, I was expecting the guns to come out.  The dude, like you said, cockily got out, stumbled because he was still high and slowly moseyed on over to talk to the cops...

Like...WTF was that?

Maybe NYC cops are trained differently than the LAPD?  Maybe I have seen toooo many LAPD cop related bang bang stories? 

But I though NYC cops were just as bad ass as their LAPD counterparts.

My first visit to NYC, we were about 5-6 Greek Boys from Montreal visiting. In 1991. We were right in front of Macy's door. We were there about 5 minutes trying to decide what to do next, whether to go inside and buy something just to say we bought something at Macy's or just to continue on walking...  All of a sudden, we heard two loud and husky voices to get the PHOQUE OUT!!!   We were shocked. We didnt know where and who it came from. Then in no time, we saw 2 huge bodybuilder cops, 6'4" at least 260 lbs worth of muscle each and they were continuing to swear at us to get the phoque out of the door way and to stop loitering. 

We apologized and we said we would comply as we all shat our pants but they noticed our English wasnt local.  They in turn apologized and asked us where we are from. We said Montreal and they told us to enjoy their city... 

But my story about NYC cops is the complete opposite of what transpired with that accident...

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^^^  Ummmm.  BIG YUCK!!!

That monstrosity is a kick in the head for me!!!!  

Let me correct it quickly!

 

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1 hour ago, trinacriabob said:

I'm talking about the perception of the virus rather than reality.  Your imbecile president, with an Ivy League pedigree from Penn, hastily called it the Chinese virus.

I didnt know he was imprisoned let alone finish his degree while locked up?

Oopsies. My bad.  Penn State...  Not the state pen.  Although we all know he deserves 10-15  in solitary confinement...with a straight jacket, possibly?

 

1 hour ago, dfelt said:

The only thing he did was play basketball

Fatso actually played basketball?   How in the hell did he move on the court, he rolled?

Joking aside, I thought he played football.   And I thought he was quite good at it too. 

 

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5 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

I didnt know he was imprisoned let alone finish his degree while locked up?

Oopsies. My bad.  Penn State...  Not the state pen.  

 

No, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Known as 'Penn'. 

32 minutes ago, ocnblu said:

bad-ass individual!

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Never been an Aztek fan, but that is maybe the slickest looking one I've seen..rather cool, IMO. 

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3 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

No, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Known as 'Penn'. 

I just googled both to inform myself better. 

U of Penn is Ivy League.  DUH  

Penn State is public.   I shoulda known better.   

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5 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

Never been an Aztek fan, but that is maybe the slickest looking one I've seen..rather cool, IMO. 

I must admit. It does look...(gag me please)...good

But nah...let me get the vile out of my mouth again by posting  awesome Firebird/Trans Ams. 

Bob Thomson's Pro-Touring 1969 Pontiac Trans Am on Forgeline GW3 ...

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1 hour ago, dfelt said:

If ya get Covid-19 and I honestly hope not, we can call it the blu-virus! :P

I doubt Idiot45 has an actual degree. No one is willing to show his school transcripts and there is no evidence he actually graduated. The only thing he did was play basketball and get a fake Bone Spur note to avoid serving his country. Yes he is an Idiot for calling it the Chinese Virus, just showing his racist boomer roots.

Or we could say it's like having the blues, but then it would be confused with depression.

I believe he has a degree.  He dumbs down his presentation to connect with everyday blue collar folks.  He started out at Fordham and transferred to Penn to finish.  Since his father built out one of the largest and nicest developments in Queens NY (Jamaica Estates) back in the day, his dad's money could have kept him in, with the university sort of buying in to push him through with B-/C+ grades.  If he doesn't want to show transcripts, it's possibly because his grades aren't much to look at.  

44 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

I just googled both to inform myself better. 

U of Penn is Ivy League.  DUH  

Penn State is public.   I shoulda known better.   

It's okay.  When I was a kid, I would have thought the same thing, let alone even think about either of these schools.  On the East Coast, I only gave some thought to Georgetown because it looked cool in "The Exorcist," but I doubt I would have gotten in.

Also, up until about the late 90s, I always assumed your McGill was private because of its WASPy sounding name and because it didn't have the Univ. of (insert place) names given to most other major public Canadian universities.

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11 minutes ago, trinacriabob said:

Georgetown because it looked cool in "The Exorcist,"

Greek Orthodox priest in that...which reminds me....

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1 hour ago, ocnblu said:

bad-ass individual!

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The Exorcist Horror GIF by Coolidge Corner Theatre - Find & Share ...

 

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Multiple sources is best. 

All sources have a certain level of bias leaning one way or other. And..there is an element of truth in ALL!  And there is an element of deceit in all...to fit ones agenda. 

That is why one has to listen to multiple sources because one could filter the bullshyte better.  But one has to be willing to not be biased himself when listening to the media. One has to be willing to be open and when one has a certain point of view and then realizes that his point of view may be wrong in any way, one must have the strength to change his world view...and THAT therein lies the difficulty of filtering out the bulllshyte. Because one may be willing to believe the bullshyte and to continue on with the falsehoods rather than the reality of it all...

 

 

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2 hours ago, dfelt said:

I doubt Idiot45 has an actual degree. No one is willing to show his school transcripts and there is no evidence he actually graduated.
 

Yes he is an Idiot for calling it the Chinese Virus, just showing his racist boomer roots.

Previous president did the exact same thing- no transcripts, no thesis’s, no high school records- all permanently sealed. 

WRT calling COVID-19 something, see my link from the prior page.

The above are 2 apparent examples of watching only 1 network news source.

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1 hour ago, balthazar said:

Previous president did the exact same thing- no transcripts, no thesis’s, no high school records- all permanently sealed. 

WRT calling COVID-19 something, see my link from the prior page.

The above are 2 apparent examples of watching only 1 network news source.

I am sure previous presidents did not have college education too in our history, but I have never seen a president deflect so many straight forward questions and not want to deal with truth.

Multiple news sources had pictures of his notes where he crossed out the Covid-19 and put in Chinese.

Whuhan is open and everyone is fleeing.

https://time.com/5817251/wuhan-coronavirus-lockdown-reopens/

76 days and street performers are out dancing. Interesting pictures of the area.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2020/04/08/photos-joy-as-wuhan-opens-after-76-day-coronavirus-lockdown/#639dd39e152c

 

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2 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

Greek Orthodox priest in that...which reminds me....

I read the book before I saw the movie.  True, in "The Exorcist," the younger priest's surname was Karras.  And, when they showed his elderly mother in NYC, she was sitting in her apartment listening to a Greek language radio station.  However, why was he hanging out at Georgetown?  Could it be that a very small percentage of Greeks are Roman Catholic?  There were always Greek Orthodox kids and Middle Eastern Christian (Coptic, etc.) kids in my schools but that's because they didn't have enough critical mass to have their own grade schools and high schools and their parents had no intention of sending them to public schools.

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2 hours ago, balthazar said:

I do not believe nor do I find any singular network news to be wholly objective & balanced. One’s best bet is to watch multiple ones and balance them against each other. Because they’re all biased to a degree.

I agree. Even if they lean a little to the left or a little to the right, you can use the information and make up your own mind on the topic.  We probably have our own opinions about the topics they present ahead of time.

My parents had these neighbors a couple of blocks over.  They were a younger married couple with kids.  The wife often began sentences with "you need to" or "you have to."  For being "uneducated," she was very patronizing.  One time, I got an emphatic, "You need to watch Fox News."  It turns out her husband moved to another state to attend to family matters and, last I know, hadn't moved back.  I'm sure he had had enough of "you need to" and "you have to."  On top of it, this lady was also a holy roller.

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17 minutes ago, dfelt said:

I am sure previous presidents did not have college education too in our history, but I have never seen a president deflect so many straight forward questions and not want to deal with truth.

Multiple news sources had pictures of his notes where he crossed out the Covid-19 and put in Chinese.

• I didn't say 'previous presidents'; I said 'previous president' (singular).
• I'll bet the news desks shown in the linked video also had things crossed out/changed on their transcripts, too. It's all immaterial; the terminology was initially used to communicate the specific virus, nothing more. It took weeks for the official scientific name to become widespread. But some op-eds will ignore the masses that used the same terminology repeatedly and try and make you believe only 1 person used it (and what he meant by it). That's called 'being fed a narrative'.

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