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Old 30th March 2019, 05:22 AM   #481
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Originally Posted by Lambchops View Post
Are we just going to pretend that what happens on the internet is not real?
Everything "happens" on the internet. That is, every nutty thing one might imagine is posted by some random, anonymous bozo or another.

The problem arises when people read stupid things on the internet written by random bozos and attempt to extrapolate broader meaning.

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Old 2nd April 2019, 06:48 PM   #482
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Originally Posted by varwoche View Post
Everything "happens" on the internet. That is, every nutty thing one might imagine is posted by some random, anonymous bozo or another.

The problem arises when people read stupid things on the internet written by random bozos and attempt to extrapolate broader meaning.

Being dumb isn't a prerequisite to being a sucker who is eager to confirm biases.
You've completely missed the point.

And no, don't ask me to explain it, because I'm pretty sure you're not going to get it anyway.
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Old 3rd April 2019, 06:23 AM   #483
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Originally Posted by Lambchops View Post
You've completely missed the point.

And no, don't ask me to explain it, because I'm pretty sure you're not going to get it anyway.
Argumentum ad neenerum. Highly unimpressive.

Consider the position you're staking out here. An anonymous person (Anon1) purportedly posted something on the internet, according to another anonymous person on the internet (Anon2) and you consider it meaningful!? Even though you don't actually know what was purportedly posted.

You're hanging your hat on a vague anecdote twice removed.
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Old 3rd April 2019, 07:16 AM   #484
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Originally Posted by Lambchops View Post
And no, don't ask me to explain it, because I'm pretty sure you're not going to get it anyway.
I've never understood that kind of behaviour. "Yes, I've got proof for my claim, but I'm not going to show it to you because you're close-minded." That's a self-fulfilling prophecy, which I suspect is the entire point. Presenting said evidence or argument or explanation, assuming it exists, is far riskier.
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http://time.com/5563406/bernie-sande...n-fundraising/

Let's see how far this man can go!
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Old 5th April 2019, 04:18 PM   #486
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Sanders was recently on The Daily Show taking some audience questions.

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I'm no fan of Sanders and did not support him during the primaries, but if he's the Dem candidate, I'll vote for him in a heartbeat.
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Old 5th April 2019, 05:39 PM   #488
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Sanders was recently on The Daily Show taking some audience questions.

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A lot of predictable questions and answers in the first half. Is there anything in the second half I should listen to that isn't the usual platitudes and expected answers?
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Old 5th April 2019, 06:54 PM   #489
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Bernie Sanders' second trip to Iowa.

From my limited experiences in Council Bluffs and Sioux City, among other small towns in Iowa it sure as hell felt like deep conservative country!

Good luck.

https://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Pr...508153891.html

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Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is returning to Iowa this weekend and his first stop will be in Davenport. This is one of six stops he will be making this weekend with the rally in Davenport set to be the biggest of all.

We are told his message will be very Iowa specific. This is not a general message that would make sense anywhere- he is here to talk to local Iowans. Some of the topics we can expect to hear about are Medicare and Medicaid, but most specifically agribusiness.
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Bernie Sanders to speak at Fox News town hall.

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"In most respects, I think it is," Sanders told HuffPost on Saturday when asked if Fox News broadcasts were propaganda for President Trump.

Sanders added, however, that there are broadcasters on the network who are "serious" and "fair," noting the town hall he did with host Bret Baier during the 2016 presidential cycle.

"I think they have some people who you can describe as real journalists," he said. "Obviously, most of the station is right-wing propaganda."

Sanders cautioned against completely dismissing the network, considering the millions of viewers that tune in to its programs each day.
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