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Keeping To The Rules [Apr. 27th, 2019|08:33 am]
Tony Grist
I've kept largely clear of newspapers for two weeks now. I've had the Telegraph in my hands but only looked at the page with the crossword, I've infrequently clicked on links that took me to newspaper articles and once or twice I've sought out obituaries; all these are allowable within the rules I've set myself. What I am not permitted to do is pick up a newspaper or go to a newspaper site and work my way through it. I still know what's going on; I'm just less exposed to the roar of conflicting opinion. I watch the TV news sporadically but that's because my mother watches TV all afternoon and evening; If she didn't I wouldn't. On Channel 4 News last night a man with a political face started talking about Brexit in front of the Houses of Parliament and I got up out of my easy chair and left him to it.

[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-04-27 02:34 pm (UTC)

It sounds like the right happy medium for you. I'm not sure I'd have the discipline to limit myself like that.b

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-27 02:55 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you could if you really wanted it.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2019-04-27 06:59 pm (UTC)
That way be the rub. I don't really want it.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-27 07:04 pm (UTC)
Exactly. No point in giving up things you enjoy just for the hell of it.
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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2019-04-29 12:05 am (UTC)
the News is fine till
the national news happens
so I avoid it to.
luckily the weather channel is mostly politics free.

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-29 07:27 am (UTC)
Our local news tends to be a bit judgemental and finger pointing. Oh, look what those naughty people are doing....
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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2019-04-29 02:59 pm (UTC)
oh ick
we get minnesota news
they try hard to find good stuff about people.
even our local version of FOXstation is local run
not the national criminal crew.

the kid that got tossed 3 floors by a insane criminal
at the mall of america has woken up fine ;)
oh for the resiliancy of a 5year old.
his mom is the one traumatized.
the guy almost tossed her
she would not have survived.

i don't have wisconsin channels
so I stay clear of seeing republican damage ;)

hope your orchard is doing well :)

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2019-04-29 03:18 pm (UTC)
The pear tree that arrived in a battered condition- and I thought was dead- is showing signs of life. The others are flourishing.
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