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Watching the news makes me nervous...

Especially this recent story about the sect FLDS in Texas. I just watched the Anderson Cooper interview with one of the women and I could feel my pulse start to race.

Was it the fact that what she said sounded rehearsed? Or that she seemed nervous and scared?

I do not want to judge anyone or their religion. Yet I cannot help but feel sorry for these women and children because they do not know anything else and think they are living this life to please God. It's scary.


Tue. Apr 15, 12:58am

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I saw a news show where they handed a maybe 3 year old little girl a crayon and she looked at it and didn't know what it was. Then they handed it to the maybe 20 year old mother and she just looked at it too. They didn't know what a crayon was. If they don't know little things like this, can you imagine what else they don't know. No wonder they are nervous.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 8:53 AM

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there is all sorts of stuff on the news that can bum you out. you are better off not watching it. They focus on the negative anyway. ignore them, they will go away.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 9:27 AM

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makes me nervous too. I don't watch the news anymore.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 9:57 AM

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What I saw in the news yesterday that really got my attention was that the prices of various grains has gone up 120% in a week or two, and that food riots have started in poor countries. And the price of food is not going down here, either!

I'm interested that the use of corn for ethanol (along with drought in the southern hemisphere, probably a larger factor at this time of year) is being blamed for driving up the price. Is ethanol really a bad idea?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 10:38 AM

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I have heard some buzz (but have no researched myself to know if it is true or not) that ethonol actually is worse for the environment because 1. they emmit more gasses into air in production than gas does in use and 2. they are chopping down thousands of acres of the rainforest to grow the corn for ethonol.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 10:58 AM

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I hate the constant stream of health scares in the news, about our odds on getting assorted cancers and syndromes and conditions.

Then when Big Business conveniently responds, I get skeptical...like in the case of Gardisil, did they sponsor a year of cervical cancer scare tactics, aka "awareness campaigns", while they were in the final stages of FDA approval? Is the recent surge in anti-smoking and second-hand smoke campaigns generated by producers of the new drugs approved for smoking cessation? It's enough to turn a laidback person like me into one of those conspiracy theorist crazies. Maybe I should just stick to Jon Stewart's The Daily Show from now on.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 11:51 AM

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I don't watch the news anymore, either! You are supposed to be scared, that's what keeps you watching!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 10:04 AM

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Don't watch the news !

http://www.amazon.com/How-News-Makes-Dumb-Information/dp/0830822038

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 10:41 AM

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Stop Watching and Stop CLICKING

I've actually stopped watching stuff about the Primaries....

More importantly, on the internet, I've also stopped clicking on news stories about the Primaries because the more you click, the more they will think that that's the type of news we want to hear. I'm tired of the media trying to dictate to me who I will vote for.

Every click is tracked and used as marketing data. Don't think the media isn't trying to sell their "news" product to you, too.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 10:57 AM

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I feel exactly the same way.. nervous, depressed, angry. These are the predominant feelings I have had lately after I watch the news. I know I can stop watching it but even when i check my email I see depressing news flashes on the computer. These are the times I live in I guess. I try to think positive so I will not get depressed.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 11:31 AM

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