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Old 07-13-2014, 10:37 PM   #2806
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, maybe on the net where you pick and chose your stories from the headline, but TV-Cable-Print news have not gone away just yet.
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:15 PM   #2807
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Eye on the TV
'cause tragedy thrills me
Whatever flavour
It happens to be like;
Killed by the husband
Drowned by the ocean
Shot by his own son
She used the poison in his tea
And kissed him goodbye
That's my kind of story
It's no fun 'til someone dies

Don't look at me like
I am a monster
Frown out your one face
But with the other
Stare like a junkie
Into the TV
Stare like a zombie
While the mother
Holds her child
Watches him die
Hands to the sky crying
Why, oh why?
'cause I need to watch things die
From a distance

Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies
You all need it too, don't lie
Why can't we just admit it?
Why can't we just admit it?

We won't give pause until the blood is flowing
Neither the brave nor bold
The writers of stories sold
We won't give pause until the blood is flowing

I need to watch things die
From a good safe distance

Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies
You all feel the same so
Why can't we just admit it?

Blood like rain come down
Drawn on grave and ground

Part vampire
Part warrior
Carnivore and voyeur
Stare at the transmittal
Sing to the death rattle

La, la, la, la, la, la, la-lie

Credulous at best, your desire to believe in angels in the hearts of men.
Pull your head on out your hippy haze and give a listen.
Shouldn't have to say it all again.
The universe is hostile. so Impersonal. devour to survive.
So it is. So it's always been.

We all feed on tragedy
It's like blood to a vampire

Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies
Much better you than I
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:46 PM   #2808
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Yeah, yeah, yeah, maybe on the net where you pick and chose your stories from the headline, but TV-Cable-Print news have not gone away just yet.
Each of those is still equipped with an off switch or can be put down. There's a galactic-shit-ton of bad food out there, but I'm still in charge of what I put in my mouth.
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Old 07-14-2014, 06:30 PM   #2809
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People don't do that, not human nature to shut off the news if an unpleasant story pops up. You extol possibilities, I describe realities.
Go forth, climb the highest peak, plant the banner of civility... you won't even make the 6 o'clock news.
Oh, you went where the wild things are. That's nice, this will pay the rent, how?
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:58 PM   #2810
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A link to 40 charts and graphs showing how the US gets fed... more interesting than it sounds.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:46 AM   #2811
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That link is amazing. You could spend an hour or two digesting (hee hee) it all.

I've been thinking about my diet a lot lately, and it's interesting to me to see the 3-4 charts on the rise of obesity in this country and how it matches almost exactly in increase in daily caloric intake, and an increase in grain and fat consumption. Americans need to eat fewer grains, less meat, and more fruits and vegetables. The food pyramid from a decade or two ago with grains on the bottom really fucked up this country. I think a lot of people still think grains are good and should be eaten in abundance instead of limited. I know I did. Fuckin' Wheaties.
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:07 AM   #2812
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Wow. You've done a Wheatie 180.

I'm so disillusioned right now.
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:17 PM   #2813
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People don't do that, not human nature to shut off the news if an unpleasant story pops up.
I stopped watching televised news altogether. Never see it. I got real tired real quick of the newsmouth telling me how and what to think about each and every story, or not reporting the story at all if they couldn't figure a way to skew it toward their agenda. I only listen to my local AM radio noon news, almost daily, read by a marble-mouthed fuck who is an embarrassment to our community.

I read my news mostly from YahooNews (yeah, I know). Where I can pick and choose what I read.
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:54 PM   #2814
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I stopped watching televised news altogether. Never see it.
Hey now, we're talking about normal people here, not us.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:05 PM   #2815
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Profile of the white bigots joining Stormfront..
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:27 PM   #2816
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I'd never heard of Stormfront. Assuming this is what we're talking about...
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:30 PM   #2817
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That be it.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:35 PM   #2818
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Guess I haven't gotten to that particular corner of the web...
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:42 PM   #2819
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Kentucky is lagging behind, PA leads the way with a large and varied choice of hate groups. After all, this is the age of specialization.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:53 PM   #2820
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Kentucky is lagging behind...
As usual.
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