I know what you mean. Most folks just ignore
any corrections, and keep on being incorrect.
That, like voting, change pretty much nothing.
I've also wondered about calling elected officials.
Do they do the will of the people any more?
Just thinking about it, I would imagine that a knockout results when the
skull accellerated faster than the brain inside and the brain bumps up
against the skull/container.
That being the case, I would also imagine that the muscles preventing
the head from being accellerated backwards are much stronger than those
preventing it from being accellerated sideways.
In alt.home.repair, on Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:30:18 -0400,
I wouldn't assume that bumping does it. There must be plenty of
resarch on this. I'm trying to plan which way to hit the killer when
I'm on a train car and I have to stop a shooting. So I have plenty of
time to get the accurate info.
Well, they sorta looked like VCR cartridges, dontcha know?" I'm not
saying it was ever any better but apparently you can get a paying job as
a journo with no knowledge of spelling, grammar, or the ability to form
a meaningful sentence.
Or even being in touch with reality. One of my favorites on ABC Nightly
News was when they showed a clip of Obama walking along one of the
sidewalks outside The Whitehouse at a pace that others were having
trouble keeping up with without breaking into a jog - clearly going
somewhere in a hurry - and the announcer said something like "President
Obama, taking a leisurely walk in the rose garden."
The other was when they showed a cell phone vid if that nut job that
killed the British (soldier? policeman?) with a large knife and a meat
cleaver. Full frame - knife in one hand, meat cleaver in the other
hand...plain as day.... and the announcer was going on about "Two
Maybe this sounds like a petty obsession with detail... but when
somebody messes stuff up at that level on national network news, I have
to wonder what else they got wrong that is not so apparent.
On Monday, August 24, 2015 at 9:36:54 AM UTC-4, (PeteCresswell) wrote:
A meat cleaver is a type of knife. Even the magazine versus cartridge
thing is a nit, it doesn't effect the essence of the story. I'm
more concerned about the major bias incidents, where it's biased because
of what they cover versus don't cover, how much time they devote to one
story verus another. Or the political correct nonsense
like where none of the media except Fox will allow the usage of "illegal alien".
IMO those are a lot worse than calling a magazine a cartridge and they
happen just about every day.
I agree that it does not affected the essence of the story.
But I would liken that level of inattention to detail (or ignorance) is
like when the columns do not balance by, say, 27 cents in double-entry
bookkeeping. Yes, it's a trivial amount.... but it indicates something
is wrong - and maybe several big things are wrong and they just happen
to net out to 27 cents.
I might even extend that to your concern: if they can't even get basic
terminology right, what hope is there for meaningful focus and/or
In alt.home.repair, on Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:36:49 -0400,
I havent' noticed that but I believe it.
If you're obsessed with detail, pettily or not, you'll understand my
correction of your reply to me, in this thread.
Another thing to keep your eyes open for is the last sentence of maybe
60% or more of news stories. It's usually a summary, a moral, a
conclusion, a prediction. a warning, and it's usually WRONG. They
should just suppress their ego and omit the last sentence and the story
will be far more accurate. Watch the tv news and you'll see what
I mean. The radio and written news don't do this nearly as often.
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