The Media Industry

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  1. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    It's very different. First, in Paris and in most major European cities, most people aren't driving to work. The infrastructure isn't there to accommodate that. The freeways aren't big enough, and there isn't enough parking. And of course, gas costs a fortune because of the taxes. Accordingly, they take public transportation, which almost always means significant walking.

    Second, lunch breaks in Europe are usually longer. That means that people over here aren't driving to a greasy fast food place, wolfing down lunch in their cars, and then rushing back to the office. They have time to get real food. (That also means that Europeans have much cleaner cars.) And when they get fast food, it is usually much lighter than the Big Mac, fries, and big soda. It's a sandwich or bratwurst in a fresh roll.

    Third, dinner isn't as big of a meal here. For example, Germans usually have abendbrot (evening bread). It's usually sliced bread, some sliced meat and cheese, and maybe some soup or salad. It's much lighter than an American dinner. They do make an exception at restaurants, but that is the exception, not the rule.

    Fourth, Europeans keep a garden. In the US, most Americans hand a crew of Mexican dudes some cash and let them work on their yards while the American sits in his air conditioned house. Europeans don't do that. They'll put almost daily work into their garden and yard. They will pay someone to set it up, but they maintain it. I used to live next door to a very wealthy German guy who was probably in his mid 70s. He had a big fancy house and cars, but almost every day, he and his wife would go out to the garden and work. She'd be bending over and planting flowers, and he'd be climbing under bushes pulling weeds. They could easily afford to pay someone to do this, but that just isn't what Europeans do. It's a matter of personal pride, so they do it themselves. Well, that burns calories.
     
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  2. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    You forgot to mention all the screwing.
     
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  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Applies to law school too
     
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  4. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    They are such liars
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  5. bystander

    bystander 5,000+ Posts

    There is NO QUESTION that the media is biased. The idea that it's not is a joke to me. I can't believe anyone thinks there is an outlet that is not politically compromised.
     
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  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    This is a PBS person. PBS still gets public funding, for some reason

     
  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Another good Tucker Carlson segment
    This one about how a hedge fund/vulture capitalist Paul Singer destroyed an entire town
    It's 10:45 minutes, but worth the time

    My sense is that the direction Carlson has been pointing is the future direction of the Republican Party
     
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  8. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Tucker Carlson is for economic fascism regardless of what bad actors have done. I didn't watch the video but I wouldn't be surprised if the bad actor got some kind of government help or enforcement to do the bad deed.

    Common good economic policy is what fascists and socialists have pushed for the last 100 years.
     
  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Does a causal relationship exist here?
    CNN with an 18th place in Prime Time ratings (FNC in 3rd place in Prime Time ratings, up 6%)

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  10. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Is this what economic fascism is supposed to look like?

     
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  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Like CNN, AXIOS is a dumpster fire of wrong. This tweet below is from just 4 months ago
    They have been one of the prime media promoters for the last 2 years of the idea that a recession is coming to the US
    Another recession indicator is flashing: corporate equity owned by households and non-profits
    Economic signs pointing to a recession are mounting
    They are like a handful of posters in this forum who are constantly wrong but keep showing back up like nothing happened and no one noticed

     
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  12. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I guess the media will be dropping this story now

     
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  13. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    We have allowed Saudis to learn flying etc at our bases since the 70's.
    The Saudis vet who they send.
    Obviously they missed on this one.
    Maybe WE need to be more pro active
     
  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I dont know what more it would take to get our attention
     
  15. Horn6721

    Horn6721 Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut.

    We have allowed the Saudis to send whoever they wanted without any push back or further vetting.
    For over 50 years it was not a problem.
    Today it was
     
  16. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Are you asking me about economic fascism? I am talking about Tucker Carlson not today's economy. Tucker is calling for me government control over the economy. Trump other than the tariffs has reduce government intervention. It proves my point.
     
  17. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    Libtards only care about shootings when its a middle aged white man. If its a Black or Brown person they look the other way. Cowards.
     
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  18. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    I watched the Carlson piece. He isnt for government control. Hes for preventing giant hedge funds from ******* over innocent people. There actually is a difference between free market captialism and big bank corporate feudalism.
     
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  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    It's only 10 and 1/2 minutes
    Why not watch it? I dont know what folks are afraid of (is it of having to admit you watched some Tucker Carlson? or is it having to face that you actually agree with him?)
     
  20. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    I agree with 90% of him. Hes blunt and not afraid to call out his guests when they say dumb ****. Hes not perfect of course but hes better than any of the diaper wearing schmucks on CNN.
     
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  21. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  22. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Six additional Saudi nationals have been detained, including 3 who allegedly filmed the attack
     
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  23. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The terms doesnt even make any sense. It's redundant. Sounds like something AOC would say
     
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  24. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Speaking of AOC -- she is now cheering the addition of 1,500 Amazon jobs in Manhattan, after chasing off 30,000 Amazon jobs in her own district of Queens
    "Tone deaf" doesnt quite cover it

     
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  25. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    So what exactly is she proud of?
     
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  26. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Not math, thats for sure
     
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    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

  28. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    I actually agree with you. I just don't think we agree on what Tucker wants.
     
  29. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    I listened to his first rant against markets and have read multiple articles from Rubio and others in their camp. Common good capitalism is exactly what Hitler preached about in the 30s. He didn't trust markets, business owners, and individual choice. Not that Tucker says exactly same thing but he is point us down the same road.
     
  30. Monahorns

    Monahorns 2,500+ Posts

    Okay. Fascism. Government directing economy through corporate influence, strong regulation, and various interventions.
     

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