Wouldn't you actually want to watch the show first before making that
judgement? You are like the biggest cynic on the planet. I can understand
SOME of it, but you've got to open your mind up once in a while.
I've watched enough Tom Brokaw shows to know I don't trust him or his
message. No need to watch more. Kind or like eating squash. I only
had to eat so much before I know I really didn't like the stuff. No
need to keep trying it every week.
Same with folks like Mikey Moore. I just don't need to see a lot to
know their message is BS.
Open minded means you take a look at many things. I do that often. I
always say I'll try almost anything once. Going back again and again to
things that don't work for you isn't being open-minded, it is being
compulsive at best. You've heard the definition of insanity, right?
I like the analogy except for one thing: It might be nice to try squash
again in 5 years, or 20 years, or whatever to see if you might like it
now. Tastes change. Opinions change. Even facts change sometimes.
I watch Michael Moore to see what kind of BS will be circulating. I
know he is full of it most of the time too, but watching it is still an
Sorry, but you just contradicted yourself. You look at many things
often but only try anything once? Sounds like the definition of
insanity to me :-)
It depends on what you are talking about. Sometimes it can take a few
viewings of something to see the intended point of view.
Having a psychology degree, I've learned many definitions of insanity.
Why? Which one do you think fits you? Probably something to do with
Oedipus here I'm thinking :-)
Yes, once my taste buds begin to die I'll probably like squash. And
when my brain cells begin to die, I may listen to Brokaw and his ilk.
I guess we have different definitions of education. To me education
consists of learning things that are important and useful.
No contradiction. I often will take a look at a number of alternatives
in a given area.
True, in some cases, I agree.
No, I'm thinking of the definition that insanity is defined as doing the
same thing over and over and expecting different results. :-)
That would be like watching Tom Brokaw over and over and expecting him
to be something other than a liberal person who reports stories for
political purposes. I don't expect him to change so watching him again
would be insane.
Agree on the squash and Moore but Brokaw has more character in his pinky
than 20 Moores will ever have. I just watched half of the show (recording
the rest for later) and there is no doubt warming is taking place. There
are hard facts on that and anyone will agree. The question is why? Maybe
that will be in the second half.
I've seen data to suggest that and I've seen some dissenting data that
challenges it. I really don't know what the reality is with regard to
global warming, other than it is now more of a political issue than a
scientific one. Lots of politicians see a way to make hay with this, Al
Gore being at the forefront. They will do whatever they can, including
missquoting at least one fairly prominent scientist to further their agenda.
I really don't consider Brokaw to have much more character than Moore.
And in many ways he is even more dangerous. Moore is so blatant with
his message and tactics that pretty much any thinking person sees
through it. Brokaw is much more polished and subtle and it makes his
message, although it is similar to Moore's at its core, see much more
All you have to do is look at the photos of many regions of ice packs and
glaciers. They are melting. There is no doubt that we are warming. The
real question is, does this come from a natural climate cycles, or is it man
Melting glaciers don't at all mean that we are warming globally. It
means the areas with the glaciers are warming. It could be cooler at
the equator and more than offset this on a global scale. You can't look
at one parameter and make such a call on a global scale. Even getting
an accurate global average temperature isn't nearly as trivial as the
global warming crowd would have us believe.
No, he didn't watch the show. According to him, that would be insane to
watch since Tom Brokaw is a bit liberal in his thinking and Matt doesn't
agree with any liberal ideas.
I consider myself a conservative too, but I keep an open mind. Especially
after seeing how F'd up the conservative republicans have treated this
country over the last several years. I would completely abandon the
conservative ship if it wasn't for the few good ones left out there.
Although I have to admit that there as many, or more, good liberals out
there these days too.
I'm rambling now, but you get the idea.
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