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rcjordan

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Re: tuning out?
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2017, 05:44:28 PM »
FCC plans to fine Sinclair $13.3 million over undisclosed commercials

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The penalty represents an average fine of about $7,700 for each of the improperly aired spots but is significantly less than the maximum fine Sinclair could have faced under the law.

I'll betcha those spots sold for a LOT more than $7,700 each


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Politico, citing unnamed sources, reported in December 2016 that Trumpís campaign made a deal with Sinclair to get favorable coverage in exchange for more access to Trump. Sinclair denied that allegation.

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, told a congressional committee in October, ďAll of our media policy decisions seem to be custom-built for this one company.Ē

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sinclair-fcc-exclusive/exclusive-fcc-plans-to-fine-sinclair-13-3-million-over-undisclosed-commercials-idUSKBN1E92C7

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Re: tuning out?
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2017, 06:28:24 PM »
Thanks for the update

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Re: tuning out?
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2018, 03:45:08 PM »
Joel Spolsky:
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My new yearís resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook.

I gave up on the feeds because they were making me angry. A lot of times I was angry because of politics, but even on non-political things, the feeds seemed like they were full of conflict and stress.

I canít tell you how much happier I am without them. Am I the only one that hated reading feeds? Do they make everybody unhappy? And if they make people unhappy why are they so popular?

https://www.joelonsoftware.com/2018/01/12/birdcage-liners/

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Re: tuning out?
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2018, 11:31:02 PM »
I'm watching more stuff like this.  This is called "The Funeral" with Carol Burnett and a young Robin Williams.  They do the skit twice and it shows how brilliant Robin Williams was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfDyTUiL8xs

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Re: tuning out?
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2018, 02:58:57 AM »
Old movies and shows are great, I watch them half-way to see how things use to be.  I've also been getting into YouTube channels that deal with esoteric subjects.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 04:01:38 AM by littleman »

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Re: tuning out?
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2018, 12:38:21 PM »
I'm with you on old TV shows and movies.  I confess I have a weakness for B grade 1950's monster and sci-fi movies. Rubber suit monsters cheesier the better.

YouTube has been good.  I've gotten addicted to prepper videos, at least the sensible ones, like 50 things you can do with WD40 and duct tape.

I've noticed I've become reluctant to even open up my local paper and I don't turn the radio on in the car anymore. I think I'm in scandal and craziness overload thanks to Facebook. Time to give FB up.

Adding to the craziness on social media is that people get into competition over who can be more pro or anti something than everybody else.  Then they start denouncing others that agree with them for not being as zealous as they are.  Sigh.

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Re: tuning out?
« Reply #36 on: January 14, 2018, 05:35:45 PM »
Joel Spolsky:
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My new yearís resolution was to give up on reading Twitter and Facebook.

All the cool kids are doing it (Ta Nehisi Coates)
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/20/ta-nehisi-coates-quits-twitter-after-public-row-with-cornel-west

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Re: tuning out?
« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2018, 07:30:25 PM »
>Facebook

Where you go to find out how crazy your old friends have become.

I still have an active account, to keep a channel of communication open with old friends, but I guess I'm lucky in that the main activity of FB never really held me.

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