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Old 09-04-2008   #1
 
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Where do you get this crazy shit?

The eddy has looked like confluence at flood with all the political copy-paste crap being posted. What's your typical source?

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Every morning I read Drudge and Andrew Sullivan.
I also have Robert Reich, Politico, and a few obscure foreign policy blogs.
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Every morning I read Drudge and Andrew Sullivan.
I also have Robert Reich, Politico, and a few obscure foreign policy blogs.
Thanks, that's what I was curious about. Politico is pretty good, as is Real Clear Politics.

Although the lean on Digg is to the left to say the least, I'm blown away by the power of that internets portal. I predict that in the future, Digg will be used to get spread noteworthy propoganda amongst the masses without the help of conventional media outlets, that is before it is shut down by the patriot act.
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Good question Dan. When I post from a source I am careful to provide a link to it. I read blogs but due to their bias (not a bad thing) I don't use them as a source.

In the latest round of discussions on VP (Elect) Palin I try to go as close to the source as possible for example in her case the Anchorage Daily News. I personally feel that the locals have a better idea about what's really going on.
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I primarily use "The Google" on the Internets.
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Good question Dan. When I post from a source I am careful to provide a link to it. I read blogs but due to their bias (not a bad thing) I don't use them as a source.
Every source has bias. I compare today's 'journalism' to the era leading up to the Civil War. Everybody has an agenda, some are more up front about it than others.

I look for two things for a biased source to be reliable:
1) He credits opposing ideas
2) He discredits vitriol and egregious inconsistency/hypocrisy from his own "side" when he sees it.

The best I know is Andrew Sullivan.

I am personally dismayed and disheartened by anyone who can sit next to Paul Begala (CNN) or Sean Hannity (Fox News) and not call them out as oleaginous apparatchiks.

Only numbers do not lie.
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Only numbers do not lie.
An old accounting axiom. "Torture the numbers long enough and they will confess to anything."
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Numbers cannot lie. It is what is in the hearts of men that make them appear false.

And we use enhanced interrogation in America, not torture.

As for accounting:
Is light a particle or a wave?
The answer is: It depends on how you're measuring it at the time.
That's accounting.
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Numbers cannot lie. It is what is in the hearts of men that make them appear false.

And we use enhanced interrogation in America, not torture.

As for accounting:
Is light a particle or a wave?
The answer is: It depends on how you're measuring it at the time.
That's accounting.
What time? You'll probably enjoy this; What is Time. Pretty good source.

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If that doesn't make your head spin, consider that in physics, motion alters time; in psychology, different stimuli alter our perception of time; and in philosophy, there's disagreement on whether time is even real. "In terms of our inner lives, no time exists except for what is happening in the present moment," says Joan Halifax Roshi, a Zen Buddhist teacher.
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i'm up on that, oh Greekly named one. I read Hawking, and Heinlein.
Time is nothing more than a measure of change as perceived by human beings.
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