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Melody

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Melody last won the day on November 4 2018

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  1. Melody

    Political Pot-pourri

    A spelling error is,”humans gonna human.” A false accusation against someone without first doing the necessary research is laziness.
  2. Melody

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    Sadly, undoubtedly a factor.
  3. Melody

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    That is the job of the editors: to ask questions and ensure quality. Some clearly do a better job of it than others. I want those who don’t to do a better job of it. I can’t believe this is controversial.
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    Of course not. But it should serve as a caution to all engineers and their employers. I presume that you have quality inspection , risk departments, etc. not to mention reams of government regulations. Is that because all engineers are inept? Of course not.
  5. Melody

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    That happens to be the one that is annoying me today because it came out today. Off the top of my head, there was the Nikki Haley curtains story, various articles slamming Trump for Obama era immigration related matters, on the other side you can pick at random most of what Fox News reports or to a lesser but significant degree CNN. My point is that they need to do better. We rely on the media to research and report. Editors need to be doing their jobs instead of sitting around writing opinion pieces.
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    My point is that they have a responsibility to seek and report truth. And when they do not, it actually hurts all of us. In this case, by damaging their own credibility. I do not hate anyone enough to value lying and misinformation above truth. It's not that freaking hard to find in many cases: a simple search of public records.
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    Happens too often. Do I need to make a list of similar circumstances? It should not be too much to expect that "journalists," do some actual, "journalism." Seriously, searching public records is something anyone can do where I live.
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    You know what? When they care, they take the time to at least search public records. Geez. If I can do it, they certainly not only can but should.
  9. Melody

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    Did I infer that? (Rhetorical question.. I did not.). The point is that our media can do much, much better actually bothering to do things such as search public records to report the truth instead of passing on blog posts. I don't like Dan Patrick either. I did not vote for him. But this type of sloppy reporting helps instead of hurting him. Ticks me off. This kind of thing happens too often.
  10. Melody

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    Only if they give a rat’s butt about finding truth. In my state multiple journalists are currently retracting or deleting articles about our Lt Gov. Big stink about him getting unfair deductions on his property taxes because his property taxes went down this year. Unlike the rest of us. Much outrage, as you can imagine. As it turned out, the taxing authority had his square footage wrong and corrected it plus he qualified for the homestead exemption this year. Perfectly legit and fair. I didn’t vote for the guy, but dang. This kind of crap helps him politically.
  11. Melody

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    Creepy, not that many real humans in media these days are doing much better, sad to say.
  12. Melody

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    CNN reporting police sources which indicate that Smollet paid the two Nigerians to help stage the attack. I can't decide which is worse: that we have terrible people in this country that might actually physically assault someone walking along minding his own business because he is black and'/or gay, or whatever. Or that we have those who will perpetrate a hoax like this. Smollet has hired a high profile criminal defense attorney. Not sounding good for him, though that isn't necessarily evidence that he actually did it. Innocent people need attorneys too. The whole thing is sad. Edit: Forgot to add the CNN article. It is CNN so ... But here it is. https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/16/entertainment/jussie-smollett-attack/index.html
  13. Melody

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    I’m not entirely opposed to tax breaks to encourage development. Any percentage of something is better than a percentage of nothing. I just think that sometimes these cities are giving too much with very little in return.
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    An actor on a prime time dramatic series (kind of a soap opera format like Dallas and similar series) that is set in the music industry.
  15. Melody

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    I have mixed feelings about all that. My area has been burned more than once. It is great when all the new construction, etc is going in. People are working, spending money, paying taxes. But when the corporate tax benefits, subsidies and other perks expire, these corporations just move on and lay off, leave vacant buildings and the bill for the city infrastructure installed to support the site. Sports teams do the same thing.
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