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American Politics / Re: Short History of Partisan Journalism
« Last post by Moonlight Graham on Today at 05:36:21 pm »
Outlets aren't so much outright partisan now but most have a clear ideological spin.  There's stories reported in the National Post that would never be published on CBC News, and sometimes vice versa, so I read both.

From the OP article:

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Stories that might flatter the opposition went unreported — or under-reported.  As one historian observed, “The truth was not suppressed.  It was simply hard to get in any one place.”

That's still the same now, as I said above.  Outlets try to "appear" best they can as legit objective news but every once in a while they let their partisanship slip through, like the time Postmedia newspapers across the country posted a full-page Conservative Party ad ON THEIR FRONT PAGE a few days before the last federal election, with an official endorsement for the CPC coming the day before.  Everybody has an agenda.

We can laugh at Rebel Media news too, because it's so biased, but they'll also report legit stories you'll never see in most MSM.
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General Discussion / Re: Bargain Culture
« Last post by Goddess on Today at 02:12:43 pm »
For clothes, I like investing in some good quality, classic pieces.  Like a  $200 jacket that will never go out of style.  And then I'll pair it with a tank top from the dollar store.

About 20 years ago, I bought a high quality ladies skirt and jacket combo in a classic style, that I paid an outrageous amount for, but I'm still wearing both pieces.

I don't mind paying more for pieces like that, but I also don't like paying $60 for a friggin' white or black t-shirt.  Dollar store or thrift store for stuff like that.

I love vintage stuff, too.  You need to shop around for those deals - vintage can be over-priced.
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General Discussion / Re: Management Culture
« Last post by MH on Today at 12:38:18 pm »
Wow.  I would think PMI is the best fit.
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General Discussion / Re: A celebrity has died thread
« Last post by Goddess on Today at 12:35:56 pm »
Kenny Shields died today, too.
Streetheart was my first concert ever.
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General Discussion / Re: Fidget Spinners
« Last post by SirJohn on Today at 11:29:44 am »
Forbes reviews some high-end fidget spinners for executives.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jplafke/2016/12/23/fidget-spinners-are-the-must-have-office-toy-for-2017/#1278330218a4

"The must-have office toy for 2017!"

 -k

Except in Russia, of course, where they worry about anti-government zombies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/18/world/europe/russia-fidget-spinner-plot.html
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General Discussion / Re: Management Culture
« Last post by SirJohn on Today at 11:22:24 am »
SJ - do they have any industry standard frameworks in place with the feds?

Some seem to go it alone. The preferred standard is PMI best practices. The one commonality is senior management seems to not have a clue about how any of it works.
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General Discussion / Re: Management Culture
« Last post by MH on Today at 09:50:03 am »
Goddess I have 16 years' experience on this, feel free to ask questions here.
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American Politics / Re: Short History of Partisan Journalism
« Last post by MH on Today at 09:42:17 am »
Reasonable liberals and conservatives in Canada need to get together NOW or we will end up like this.
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American Politics / Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Last post by MH on Today at 09:40:41 am »
Don't like to comment so much on these clowns but the NYT interview seems to have been unplanned, and now another lead lawyer has quit.

I read that he described the WH as 'unbelievable' in how they run things.  I doubt whatever they did is as bad as the response, ie. Obstruction of Justice
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American Politics / Re: The Donald Trump Thread
« Last post by kimmy on Today at 09:23:01 am »
Meanwhile, as Robert Mueller requests information from Deutsche Bank, Trump is asking people about his powers of pardon. Can he pardon his family? Can he pardon himself? This is allegedly what he's asking.

Deutsche Bank is notorious for laundering money from Russia, coincidentally.

 -k
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