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MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:38 pm
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One thing is for certain these days, people on the left feel a lot more comfortable expressing this hate in public. And they don't seem to understand that outlets like CNN and PBS and NPR are heavily biased in terms of what they choose to report. I don't know where to look for news these days, but it's not any of the mainstream outlets.
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Here is an article from a highly rated mainstream media source reporting that Couric’s comments have raised concerns behind the scenes at Jeopardy.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/jeopardy- ... -deprogram
Associated Press is probably your best bet for neutral and fact-based reporting. I like the New York Times if you want more journalism.

I think the website https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/ does a fairly good job of reporting the biases and accuracy of media sources. They have separate measures for left-right bias (extreme, left, left-center, least biased, right-center, right, extreme) and factual-nonfactual bias (Very High, High Mostly Factual, Mixed, Low, Very Low). Other neutral fact-check type websites have become corrupted and biased over time so I would be skeptical but open to receiving information.

For example they rate Associated Press as Least Biased and Very High factual reporting. CNN is rated Left and Mixed. Fox News is Right and Mixed. I wouldn't consider either CNN or Fox News a highly rated source of information. They are large entities and may be the first on the scene of some stories though. NPR is Left-Center and very high factual reporting. New York Times is left-center and high factual reporting. PBS Newshour is Left-Center and high factual reporting.

I think it's important for people to stay informed. There are some big problems with the media but it's important not to tune out entirely because an uninformed populace allows bad actors to act without resistance.
I was not familiar with the site and found it very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:38 pm
Anachronism wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:54 pm
One thing is for certain these days, people on the left feel a lot more comfortable expressing this hate in public. And they don't seem to understand that outlets like CNN and PBS and NPR are heavily biased in terms of what they choose to report. I don't know where to look for news these days, but it's not any of the mainstream outlets.
Bamaman wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:45 am
Here is an article from a highly rated mainstream media source reporting that Couric’s comments have raised concerns behind the scenes at Jeopardy.

https://www.foxnews.com/media/jeopardy- ... -deprogram
Associated Press is probably your best bet for neutral and fact-based reporting. I like the New York Times if you want more journalism.

I think the website https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/ does a fairly good job of reporting the biases and accuracy of media sources. They have separate measures for left-right bias (extreme, left, left-center, least biased, right-center, right, extreme) and factual-nonfactual bias (Very High, High Mostly Factual, Mixed, Low, Very Low). Other neutral fact-check type websites have become corrupted and biased over time so I would be skeptical but open to receiving information.

For example they rate Associated Press as Least Biased and Very High factual reporting. CNN is rated Left and Mixed. Fox News is Right and Mixed. I wouldn't consider either CNN or Fox News a highly rated source of information. They are large entities and may be the first on the scene of some stories though. NPR is Left-Center and very high factual reporting. New York Times is left-center and high factual reporting. PBS Newshour is Left-Center and high factual reporting.

I think it's important for people to stay informed. There are some big problems with the media but it's important not to tune out entirely because an uninformed populace allows bad actors to act without resistance.
By “high rated” I meant a lot of people watch them. I wasn’t commenting on the quality of their news.

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About this week's J! cast:
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Yeah, we get it. None of that is important to you. We get that the standard deduction means nothing to you, nor does the Jewish state. We get that that you don't care about any of that stuff. But some do. And for people like you to sit in your ivory towers and diminish the things that ARE important to other people is truly what's deplorable.
Under what circumstances is supporting a political party who denies the need for good stewardship of our environment remotely acceptable? I’m not even talking about believing in the scientific consensus on manmade climate change, I’m talking about propping up a dying economic sector that overreports job numbers to keep its subsidies, while simultaneously trying to suppress any form of renewable clean energy that creates good, high-paying jobs. I’m talking about an entire political party that is hell-bent on decimating this country and its land — doubly so if that land belongs to indigenous communities or communities of color. How is voting for a party or a president of that sort acceptable?

Everything else — the global finger-pointing, letting a deadly pandemic spread, not wanting women to have patient-doctor confidentiality, not wanting someone to have healthcare — all of that can and should be diminished — because none of it matters in comparison to the fact that the entire Republican Party has strayed from the days of Nixon and has grown to love dirty air, dirty water, and unsafe food as a standard for every American citizen (and if you’re poor, no food at all). When there isn’t clean air or clean water, when the bare minimum of living standards for someone cannot be met — nothing else matters in comparison.

So no, it’s not remotely deplorable to diminish all this stupid and arbitrary stuff in exchange of a love of this planet and the resources it has offered humanity.

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My wife bought me a daily calendar for Christmas “Fact or Crap?” that presents you with a “fact” that you have to decide is true or not. Today’s was “Under Britain’s Section 5 of the Public Order Act, a man was arrested after saying ‘woof’ to a dog.” Needless to say, we were both highly amused. :mrgreen:
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I'm wondering if Wheel made a mistake tonight. The puzzle was _EIGE SL_C_S. I would swear that the contestant was saying something like "beige slocks",but they deemed she said the correct answer. What makes me doubt it is that when the puzzle was revealed, she sounded like she said "or those". Weird.

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econgator wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:59 pm
I'm wondering if Wheel made a mistake tonight. The puzzle was _EIGE SL_C_S. I would swear that the contestant was saying something like "beige slocks",but they deemed she said the correct answer. What makes me doubt it is that when the puzzle was revealed, she sounded like she said "or those". Weird.
I didn't see the whole show, but it sounds like she has a bit of an accent, no? She repeats it 4 times, trying to be more clear...Why in the world would she say beige slocks?? Come on!

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davey wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:07 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:59 pm
I'm wondering if Wheel made a mistake tonight. The puzzle was _EIGE SL_C_S. I would swear that the contestant was saying something like "beige slocks",but they deemed she said the correct answer. What makes me doubt it is that when the puzzle was revealed, she sounded like she said "or those". Weird.
I didn't see the whole show, but it sounds like she has a bit of an accent, no? She repeats it 4 times, trying to be more clear...Why in the world would she say beige slocks?? Come on!
Only because the heads up post I saw it. Even if one attempt was "slocks", another one had enough of a "slacks" to it to convince me.

She did say, "What are those?" A guess counts just as well as certainty. The show had to give it to her.

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She did say, "What are those?" A guess counts just as well as certainty. The show had to give it to her.
So that's what she said. OK.

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econgator wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:59 pm
I'm wondering if Wheel made a mistake tonight. The puzzle was _EIGE SL_C_S. I would swear that the contestant was saying something like "beige slocks",but they deemed she said the correct answer. What makes me doubt it is that when the puzzle was revealed, she sounded like she said "or those". Weird.
That was the same women who landed on the express wedge several times and wouldn't do it, wasn't it? As my wife said it's so frustrating when stupidity is rewarded like that.

Also was "beige slacks" a puzzle they had left over from the '70s? :D

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:45 am
econgator wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:59 pm
I'm wondering if Wheel made a mistake tonight. The puzzle was _EIGE SL_C_S. I would swear that the contestant was saying something like "beige slocks",but they deemed she said the correct answer. What makes me doubt it is that when the puzzle was revealed, she sounded like she said "or those". Weird.
That was the same women who landed on the express wedge several times and wouldn't do it, wasn't it? As my wife said it's so frustrating when stupidity is rewarded like that.

Also was "beige slacks" a puzzle they had left over from the '70s? :D
And, she hit the express wedge when she knew the puzzle and refused to use it! She guessed the answer when she could have picked up a couple of thousand more by calling the rest of the letters.

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Leander wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:30 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:45 am
econgator wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 7:59 pm
I'm wondering if Wheel made a mistake tonight. The puzzle was _EIGE SL_C_S. I would swear that the contestant was saying something like "beige slocks",but they deemed she said the correct answer. What makes me doubt it is that when the puzzle was revealed, she sounded like she said "or those". Weird.
That was the same women who landed on the express wedge several times and wouldn't do it, wasn't it? As my wife said it's so frustrating when stupidity is rewarded like that.

Also was "beige slacks" a puzzle they had left over from the '70s? :D
And, she hit the express wedge when she knew the puzzle and refused to use it! She guessed the answer when she could have picked up a couple of thousand more by calling the rest of the letters.
It almost seems like some people think the Express is some kind of trick. :)

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dell3234 wrote:
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we are likely wanting a batch of credits this weekend mark
I am likely wanting a batch of college girls this weekend. So who has the better chance of getting what they want?

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They are in the TOC in the S36 Overnight Reruns and the "We Love You Alex" episode aired tonight and it just hits different now hes gone. :( :( :(

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Pardon me for this mini-rant.

We see on the board from time to time questions if math is still being taught in schools when we see some baffling wagering.

My observations over the last year is that people do not learn how to use common sense when dealing with risk.

(Full disclosure: I learned formal approaches and techniques for risk management about 15 years ago while pursuing work related certifications in the quality field. This included risk identification, risk assessment and prioritization, and risk avoidance and mitigation.)
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Things that make you go, "Hmmmmm.....":

https://nypost.com/2021/02/02/san-franc ... arts-dept/

"... a decision has been made to change the name of their department, “VAPA,” which is short for visual and performing arts."

So, one might think the new name would be acronym-free.

"The new name will be SFUSD Arts Department."

Um, OK.

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econgator wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:02 pm
Things that make you go, "Hmmmmm.....":

https://nypost.com/2021/02/02/san-franc ... arts-dept/

"... a decision has been made to change the name of their department, “VAPA,” which is short for visual and performing arts."

So, one might think the new name would be acronym-free.

"The new name will be SFUSD Arts Department."

Um, OK.
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econgator wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:02 pm
Things that make you go, "Hmmmmm.....":

https://nypost.com/2021/02/02/san-franc ... arts-dept/

"... a decision has been made to change the name of their department, “VAPA,” which is short for visual and performing arts."

So, one might think the new name would be acronym-free.

"The new name will be SFUSD Arts Department."

Um, OK.

Technically VAPA is an acronym and SFUSD is an initialism.
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Never famous enough for a J! clue (and not for the Current Events thread): I got a call from a family friend that is close friends with Charlie & his wife that NFL player and College Hall of Famer Charlie Krueger (age 84) died. I'm posting it here as a time stamp to compare when the news gets more widely released. I met Charlie when I was in third grade. Nice guy.

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