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Post by Willowcreek70633 on Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:09 am

OK< Help I give. I've had enough. The past few weeks MIL & I have been watching the news trying to keep abreast of the happenings around the world!
Jesus, Mary, & Joseph, for cryin out loud, I'm so DEPRESSED now! I try to exercise, or go on my walks, I'm depressed. I'm too depressed to ride my bicycle. John gets called into work, I'm depressed. John has a day off, I'm depressed. Went to visit a friend of mines daughter, came back depressed. Visited my youngest son, I'm depressed. My daughter calls, I'm depressed that she called. My son in CA calls, I'm depressed after we chat. Aw, to be young again! Angry The middle son? Fuck him. WTF Over???
I gave up the newspaper & watching the news decades ago. Few yrs ago I found myself working security & skimming the newspaper...bad idea. I listen to the news by radio mostly. Thats cool, I can do that. But to actually sit, & watch it? Doesn't matter if its local, national, or international...its a freaking Dump for Garbage. Talk about a Landfill for your mind, body & soul. Am I the only one that really does not understand the point of being bombarded by negative thoughts, actions, words, & images??? affraid
Then I find myself critiquing the news reporters of today. Phrases like: "It was gang related. The city need more government, $, & more faith based intervention." I sarcastically say TO the TV. "NO< you need more frickin cops. And parents need to be found, & kept involved." or "After the beating of the student, he was terminated." I blatantly say "YA THINK?" or "Because of the volunteer forces here in the US, you have soldiers going back for their 4th or 5th tours in the war. How do we fix this?" Twisted Evil "Either stop, or Draft? Anyone?" "The economy is booming in Australia." And I catch myself saying one of those Arseno Hall jokes...Hmmm, NO Australia really didn't join the rest of worlds economic woes." So they interview this economist who says "Australia, really didn't have any economic irregularities like the rest of the world." scratch Then I smile & say to MIL rabbit "Thats right WE'RE stupid, we're the public who watches this shit.
And who in the hell is Dippy & Dappy or Kate PLUS 8? Mad When is MJ going to cease headlining the news? Jesus Christ, I grew up listening to all of his songs...I guess I'll be taking him to MY grave too!" Shocked And Dave, poor Dave Letterman, please...if your ratings are falling, quit...stop boring me on every channel with your personal life. Get a life, or end yours...please.
Local bs? "Thousands of jobs are coming to SWLA because of Sugar Land Casino! The new Casino, will be completed at the end of 2011/middle of 2012. We'll keep you posted on when they'll start the hiring process, for the casino's new positions. Rolling Eyes Meanwhile, people from as far away in Austin, are looking forward to the new Casino, seeing how TX doesn't have legalized gambling." "OM. here's a solution... move to TX, they already HAVE jobs?" pale " A young man who brutally killed a Chow named Puppy, will serve 7yrs behind bars. Lots of different organizations showed up in court today to hear the sentencing. YES, we here in SW LA will not tolerate abusing animals, the offenders need to be punished." I yell "Abused? Hell, he frickin killed the dog...abused?" "Over in Placaqumen Parish, police aren't sure who is running the cock fights, which are NOW illegal in LA." affraid I let out on of those big sighs! Again WTF OVER?
Am I losing my mind here? Is it just me? I need help! And my goodness the rest of U people who watch & read this shit on a daily basic, no wonder the world is crazy. I'll admit I can't hang. bounce ImWithStupid
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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:05 am

I can't do it. Watching/reading the news makes me madangrypissed. I get angry at everything, or sad and depressed, or angry. Usually angry. Very Happy I gave up reading the papers and watching the news years ago.

It's addictive. I can sit in a food joint that has CNN on and realize I've been watching it for an hour. Then Nancy Grace comes on and I realize time's been going by because her voice gives me a headache. But it's a train wreck. You see it and can't turn away.

We have the joke about Christian Scientists because they believe if they can't see it, it's not real, so they shut their eyes. We know its real but we also know that if we can't see it, it doesn't have to affect us personally. The news is garbage... it's brainrot. I hear a 60-second news summary on the radio each morning. That's enough. Anything more is brain damage.

Turn it off!! If MIL likes trainwrecks let her watch Judge Judy (whom I love). Don't fill your mind with the garbage, let the people who live miserable lives wallowing in it do that for ya.

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Post by MaineCaptain on Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:06 pm

I never watch the news on purpose. I find it very depressing. I say to my room mate, I don't want to watch anything I can't fix. And the news stories are always beyond that. Something I could not even make a little dent in, so I don't want any part of it.

The room-mate is a news junkie, turns it on in the morning watches it on and off all day UGH! Cant stand it.

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Post by Sakhaiva on Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:19 pm

I echo what's already been said; I can not stand the news as it's not really 'news' but 'gossip' Now if there were *solutions* to the *problems* the media tosses out I would feel differently... but one seldom hears about solutions or *good* news.

(Not to mention the dishonesty)


If I want to be kept updated on current events, I usually check out csmonitor as they are pretty fair. Willow, if you want to read about something good, you can visit right here: http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/1005/p25s01-lign.html

For evem happier news: http://www.happynews.com/ Smile
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Post by MaineCaptain on Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:34 pm

Thank you Sak I really needed a happy news source to counter the bad stuff. And you put it perfectly, they do not offer solutions. I want solutions. I am going to check in with uplifting news stories such as your links provide.

Thank you Smile

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Post by Sakhaiva on Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:56 pm

Smile Thanks MC

And please keep me posted if you find any other 'happy news' type sites.
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Post by DotNotInOz on Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:00 pm

I heartily recommend the Christian Science Monitor for choosing to report only positive events as much as possible. When they do report on a catastrophe, it's usually with the slant of what people are doing to help better the situation. For instance, rather than dwelling on the death and destruction after a major earthquake, the CSM reports on what countries and organizations have offered aid or are already there to help.

For years, the Monitor has had a reputation for journalistic integrity.

Despite its being the publication of the Christian Science church, there is very little that's specifically religious in its stories. Instead, the focus is and always has been upon a positive slant on reporting the news.
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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:04 pm

Go CS! yay! Very Happy

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Post by Willowcreek70633 on Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:35 pm

Sakhaiva, thanks for the link, checked it out & thank goodness the slant, hate, prejudice, & in your face news was gone! Very good site, different views, different perceptions of the world, by all kinds of reporters! Refreshing.
DoNotInOz...just like you said, what happened to THE intergrity of reporting news or events? I believe its been lost for the past decade or so.
TED, I really was feeling very madangrypissed as the days went along. The negativity pull was really invading the mind, body, spirit! Such ugliness! I'm not the happy go lucky, thats ok type of person. But srsly the pull down of it all, really boggled me. Snapping @ John, not having patience w MIL, not feeling anything when visiting son or friends daughter...phone conversations w the kids was like ok, hury up, get to the point. There was no downtime, like I just couldn't or wouldn't connect to them. Know what I mean? Thats sad to actually live that way! And I haven't for a long time. Wow, I'm NOT missing a thing. Thank The Lord & Lady.
MC your more of a strong person than I am, living w someone who constantly watches the news....EEEWWW! Yuck! I'd run far away from that for sure.
I don't understand the need for it all. The drama, the blank deliverance (almost happy tone) of ooo goody whats next? Its like before any major driving holiday...states & nation put out how many deaths MAY be expected from drunk drivers...its like OK, the total for LA is 50 last yr it was 47...so lets try to reach this # ! How weird.
People wonder why they have drama, & problems in their lives, well they invite it I guess. Not me, my home is my sanctuary...so I was thinking I should really cleanse & open up windows to get all that negative energy out of here. Any comments? Any ideas? I'll be fall cleaning toward the EOM, before Samhain so that should help a lot.

Last night me & MIL watched our Jeopardy, & Wheel of Fortune, & life is good again! Actually had time to read a little last night!
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Post by MaineCaptain on Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:53 pm

I think cleaning before Samhain is a great idea and will bring your spirits even higher.

I sage everything, with home grown sage. since White sage is on the endangered list. Also the normal mundane cleaning of regular dirt. (don't like that part) Razz
Kitty cats always help me though.

Opening the Windows, capital idea, I did that today!
Sending happy cheerful vibes your way Very Happy

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Post by Willowcreek70633 on Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:34 pm

Thanks MC for the lift up! I enjoy cleaning before I close up the house, get out the Murphy's Oil Soap, the vinegar, baking soda, salt, lemons, use to clean with them, get my oranges then poke them with cinnomon sticks & cloves or whatever. Get my pine cones ready with cinnomon, & nutmeg! Let the holidays begin....then open everything up in the spring & clean again!
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