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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly39 View Post
    I disagree, I will always object to violent imagery and pack mentalities, and that is my right as a participant here. There is no need for vicious comments regarding 'punches in the face' and I am sorry but that kind of response never commands respect.
    Are you being serious? She was using a metaphor, saying that your apology wasn't real and hidden behind another offensive comment. Calling it disrespectful 'violent imagery' is blowing it pretty out of proportion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    Are you being serious? She was using a metaphor, saying that your apology wasn't real and hidden behind another offensive comment. Calling it disrespectful 'violent imagery' is blowing it pretty out of proportion.
    Yes, I am perfectly serious about that, but again, just my humble opinions, for what they are worth. Perhaps it might be more productive to continue to discuss the topic at hand, the floor is open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly39 View Post
    Yes, I am perfectly serious about that, but again, just my humble opinions, for what they are worth. Perhaps it might be more productive to continue to discuss the topic at hand, the floor is open.
    Please stop being condescending. Nothing peeves me off more than somebody doing what you are doing right now. You were rude and called out on it and now you're trying to deflect the attention to somebody else. You knew what she meant.

    Perhaps go out for a walk or garden, it seems like you really need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly39 View Post
    Yes, I am perfectly serious about that, but again, just my humble opinions, for what they are worth. Perhaps it might be more productive to continue to discuss the topic at hand, the floor is open.
    So is the door..

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    I don't believe tv has to be passive though. You can watch shows and gave discussions about them with others. You can watch news, sports, music , documentaries. It's also good for entertainment too and no different to listening to music really. I had a colleague who used to frown upon tv but thought going to watch theater ok. What's the difference really both are watching stories unfold only tv is available and affordable to the masses. Obviously if someone was watching tv all day every day and not doing anything else I think there are other issues behind it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    Please stop being condescending. Nothing peeves me off more than somebody doing what you are doing right now. You were rude and called out on it and now you're trying to deflect the attention to somebody else. You knew what she meant.

    Perhaps go out for a walk or garden, it seems like you really need to.
    It's actually after dark here now, but thank you for your concern, I'd rather get back to topic if you don't mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly39 View Post
    It's actually after dark here now, but thank you for your concern, I'd rather get back to topic if you don't mind.
    Which was 'how many TVs do you have?' Not 'what do you think of watching tv?'

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    Default How many TV's do you have in your house?

    Wow came in to answer OP's question. Get a lecture on how my TV is manipulating me.

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    For those with no TV are you big radio listeners? I'm just asking because I am curious about how you get information on current affairs or know that something is going on in the world and to look it up online. Or do you get a news feed of sorts? Our TV is only on abc for kids during the day and at night it is usually just to watch our favourite shows. When someone asks me about something that's going on in the news I'm usually like what are you talking about?

    I know there are people out there that don't own a TV by choice and tbh I'm like . But I am fascinated by this topic. The civil parts that is.

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    That's a good point, I suppose theatre is no different, and the common practice of tweeting during current affairs shows and voting during singing contests etc is probably a lot less passive... I guess the main concerns are raised by the American society of paediatrics for children under 5 etc and that perhaps for the developing brain there are potential effects being elucidated which are negative.

    I agree about tv being affordable, cable is ridiculously expensive, however in some countries such as the US one must actually pay to receive news updates and the like, which has to make you wonder about why that must be and whether news is something which should be free to all etc. Before this of course there was the radio and the whole family would sit around it, but I think the academic concerns come from the rapid display of pictures and it's interaction with the visual system and neocortex, and one must wonder if our naive neural networks as seen in babies would up or down regulate various aspects of their physiology as a response.


 

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