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Comedic article entitled: The IPA’s New ‘Report’ On ABC ‘Bias’ Is The Mona Lisa Of Bullshit

 

"... primarily, its conclusion [was] that “the ABC has a persistent and systemic left wing bias in its coverage of contemporary Australian political issues”. To reach this conclusion, the study examined six month’s worth of the ABC’s coverage of three different types of energy production — coal mining, coal-seam gas drilling, and renewable energy — and found that “the dominant message broadcast by the ABC about CSG and coal mining was that the industries have a negative impact on the environment”

 

While that's the takeaway message on how bullshit the report is, it's an entertaining read from start to finish.

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I like how the type of energy you like/report on is now indicative of being politically left or right.

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Are they trying to entangle environmentalism with socialism to suppress diversity of political thought? I can't really think of why else you would want to associate power sources with political leanings, but the agenda of most of that report left me confused, so maybe I'm missing something.

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Just thought I'd stop by and say Hello, and quickly lost 2 hours browsing old threads :/

LOL! Sounds rather familiar.

 

And "Hello!" ;)

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Comedic article entitled: The IPA’s New ‘Report’ On ABC ‘Bias’ Is The Mona Lisa Of Bullshit

 

"... primarily, its conclusion [was] that “the ABC has a persistent and systemic left wing bias in its coverage of contemporary Australian political issues”. To reach this conclusion, the study examined six month’s worth of the ABC’s coverage of three different types of energy production — coal mining, coal-seam gas drilling, and renewable energy — and found that “the dominant message broadcast by the ABC about CSG and coal mining was that the industries have a negative impact on the environment”

 

While that's the takeaway message on how bullshit the report is, it's an entertaining read from start to finish.

I had to double and triple check that I wasn't reading the Onion.

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Woohoooooo!!!!!!! Home Sweet Home.

 

Was a bit of an up a down weekend, not what I'd expected when I got up on friday with a mild temperature. I was told though that if my temp was 38 to go to hospital so was a good thing I did. They found I had a reasonable infection that needed to be treat ASAP. So I was admitted within the hour and on an IV of antibiotics (peptaz) as soon as I was in my room.

 

After 3 1/2 days in an isolation room, not being able to even take a step outside of it they said I was well enough now to go home. They looked after me fantastically, there are some very special and caring staff at Tweed hospital and I could not thank them enough for the care but god I'm so happy to be outta there and home.

 

Now i just have to keep well so I don't end up back there any time soon.

 

Here's a link below to why I was in isolation and what it was that got me admitted to hospital in the first place. The scale they used is different to the one linked. A normal person has a rating of 4, they'd be happy if I was 1.5 or higher, when I was admitted it was 0.1. When they let me out it was 1.2 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutropenia

 

The worst thing about the stay other then after a day or so the isolation was more like solitary confinement was that my hair began to fall out. It was a bit of a double whammy, isolated and the hair loss. I'm pretty much bald already, it only took 2 days for it all to fall out. I was told that my hair would be gone but I'd expected it after my next chemo cycle, was just a bit more sudden then expected.

 

I've got plenty of hats, caps, beanies and even a few novelty wigs so am not to concerned. :) The beard and goatee are going as well so I went and got a few novelty moustaches, 70's porn star styling lol.

 

So all in all, good to be home and will be doing my best to keep fit and not end up back in hospital with an infection.

 

This cancer shit is giving me some unreal and surreal feeling experiences, not all of which are bad. There have been some real good things come from this and I'm sure there will be more. The biggest thing I've happily learnt is by and large people are good, really good.

 

:)

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Ah, good you're back home again 3NCRYPTED. Seems more guys do the bald thing anyway these days.

The price of a haircut is just stupid. You want an animal skin for your head !

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The bald look is what I do during summer for the past few years, come the warmer weather and it's a number 1 soon after, so it's not a big change. :)

 

Am more going to miss the goatee, I've not been without it for 26 or so years but like I said I got plenty of the falsies today to fix that. :D

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I was told though that if my temp was 38 to go to hospital so was a good thing I did. They found I had a reasonable infection that needed to be treat ASAP. So I was admitted within the hour and on an IV of antibiotics (peptaz) as soon as I was in my room.

 

After 3 1/2 days in an isolation room, not being able to even take a step outside of it they said I was well enough now to go home. They looked after me fantastically, there are some very special and caring staff at Tweed hospital and I could not thank them enough for the care but god I'm so happy to be outta there and home.

Same happened to me. Well, almost the same: my temp went above 40 for a short time. Medics swarming all over the place doing god-knows-what trying to get it down to something less lethal, fans going... Got told afterward (I wasn't real coherent just then) that people could feel the heat coming off me from a metre away, like a giant bar radiator. o.o

 

[Neutropenia] A normal person has a rating of 4, they'd be happy if I was 1.5 or higher, when I was admitted it was 0.1. When they let me out it was 1.2.

Mine never was that bad. Got low enough after chemo started that they put me on GCSF... Took me off again after a week - it was over 20! Apparently, your blood gets pretty sticky. ;P

 

This cancer shit is giving me some unreal and surreal feeling experiences, not all of which are bad. There have been some real good things come from this and I'm sure there will be more. The biggest thing I've happily learnt is by and large people are good, really good.

<nod> They are indeed. Most of the time when people are being shitty it's just because they're caught up in their own crap. Genuine assholes are a lot less prevalent than most people think.

 

Which is another thing you get out of all this: how not to get caught up in the bullshit. Time matters. Family matters. Making sure the car you can't afford is spotless so that you can make the most optimal impression on the asshole boss you hate so that you can get the high-pressure job you don't want to earn the big bucks so you can afford to fix all the shit you fucked up to get here... That's very UNimportant.

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Looking to buy another monitor... my 2 oldish ones have issues.

 

WTFnF !?! find a half decent looking Phillips one online and it's VGA only. Why do they still do this shit?

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Looking to buy another monitor... my 2 oldish ones have issues.

 

WTFnF !?! find a half decent looking Phillips one online and it's VGA only. Why do they still do this shit?

Business focused monitor, most workplaces still use vga only. The storeroom at work has a box overflowing with DVI and Displayport cables. All the monitors and computer support at least DVI, some with displayport. It's just laziness.

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Got low enough after chemo started that they put me on GCSF... Took me off again after a week - it was over 20! Apparently, your blood gets pretty sticky. ;P

That's what a nurse suggested they'd hit me up with prior to my next cycle. If it keeps me from having to spend days in hospital between cycles then I'm all bloody for it. :)

 

A few people have really surprised me at how human they can be. Its really going a long way in restoring my faith in people.

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Was chatting to a friend about Robin Williams. We both agreed this.

 

Today's "Actors" think that being laughed AT is comedy...

 

Little do they know, great comedians like Robin Williams are laughed WITH.

A HUGE difference.

 

Forget about Marlon Wayans with his racist slurs and thinking his funny.

Forget about Will Ferrell who thinks everything he says is funny and the world should laugh at him.

 

Shame all the great Actors and Comedians are getting old, the younger ones rely on Special Effects and action.

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One key indicator of a good comedian is ability to ad-lib.

 

Some of the greats in that regard - Robin Williams, Billy Connelly, Barry Humphries.

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I guess Ingress is geocaching for geeks, though there seem to be a lot of folks who never get out of their car :)

 

A strange, friendly and fanatical group they is.

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Mac: Tell me about it. Some get beyond fanatical into downright creepy (No. I'm not joking. We have 1 twit in our area that will hide in bushes to attack/defend portals when others come along to raid. He's weird)

 

But then you tend to find you get about half dozen group of people wandering around together, chatting as they go from portal to portal.

 

I suppose it depends on whether you are a "POWA PLAYA!" or just doing it for the social exercise. I tend towards social exercise.

 

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Mac: Tell me about it. Some get beyond fanatical into downright creepy (No. I'm not joking. We have 1 twit in our area that will hide in bushes to attack/defend portals when others come along to raid. He's weird)

 

But then you tend to find you get about half dozen group of people wandering around together, chatting as they go from portal to portal.

 

I suppose it depends on whether you are a "POWA PLAYA!" or just doing it for the social exercise. I tend towards social exercise.

 

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Mac: Tell me about it. Some get beyond fanatical into downright creepy (No. I'm not joking. We have 1 twit in our area that will hide in bushes to attack/defend portals when others come along to raid. He's weird)

 

But then you tend to find you get about half dozen group of people wandering around together, chatting as they go from portal to portal.

 

I suppose it depends on whether you are a "POWA PLAYA!" or just doing it for the social exercise. I tend towards social exercise.

 

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The folks around my area seem fairly social, meeting for dinner and/or drinks as part of an outing. Though there are the night-owls who will do raids well into the wee hours any day of the week, but even these seem harmless and very friendly. Haven't met any creeps yet, but I guess like any group of people they will be there somewhere :)

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