What do you think about this?

  1. What do you think about this?

    http://www.channel4.com/news/2003/04...contracts.html
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  2. 28 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    I think this was discussed on another thread a few weeks ago, not sure what the title of the thread was.
  4. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Yup, Marie, it sure was. The thread title was something about "slice of Iraqi oil pie" or something.

    And the post was started by a member named epg pei. Does that poster sound familiar to you, gotosleep?
  5. by   Mimi Wheeze
    gotosleep, I was also curious why a person from Springfield IL is posting links from a UK television station. The same story has been covered by many news outlets here in the U.S. On that link you posted to Channel 4's website, I saw a headline: "Post Your Anti-War Demonstration Pics Here."

    Hmmm. Interesting. Why Channel 4? Why not the BBC (Baghdad Broadcasting Company) or a more well known news organization? Care to comment?
    Last edit by Mimi Wheeze on Apr 10, '03
  6. by   gotosleep
    Originally posted by Mimi Wheeze
    gotosleep, I was also curious why a person from Springfield IL is posting links from a UK television station. The same story has been covered by many news outlets here in the U.S. On that link you posted to Channel 4's website, I saw a headline: "Post Your Anti-War Demonstration Pics Here."

    Hmmm. Interesting. Why Channel 4? Why not the BBC (Baghdad Broadcasting Company) or a more well known news organization? Care to comment?
    I've learned my lesson. This is obviously not the place to have an open discussion about current events. A friend emailed me this link (yes, I'm actually friends with english person and I'm indeed very sorry) and I thought it was interesting and was actually INTERESTED on other peoples opinions converning I hadn't heard about this. I hadn't even developed an opinion on this yet. I'm really not sure what your insinuating, but I think this is far from a welcoming board for some real intelligent discussion. I won't try it again.

    Oh, and the BBC comment is a perfect illustration of why people should be forced to watch something other than Fox news, or as I like to call it, the american al jazeera.
    Last edit by gotosleep on Apr 10, '03
  7. by   gotosleep
    Originally posted by Mimi Wheeze
    Yup, Marie, it sure was. The thread title was something about "slice of Iraqi oil pie" or something.

    And the post was started by a member named epg pei. Does that poster sound familiar to you, gotosleep?
    hahaha, I just reread this and noticed that you're implying that I'm ACTUALLY someone else. Please refer to my response in the bye bye sadaam thread, or at least read my profile. :chuckle :chuckle
  8. by   Elenaster
    Originally posted by gotosleep
    I've learned my lesson. This is obviously not the place to have an open discussion about current events. A friend emailed me this link (yes, I'm actually friends with english person and I'm indeed very sorry) and I thought it was interesting and was actually INTERESTED on other peoples opinions converning I hadn't heard about this. I hadn't even developed an opinion on this yet. I'm really not sure what your insinuating, but I think this is far from a welcoming board for some real intelligent discussion. I won't try it again.

    Oh, and the BBC comment is a perfect illustration of why people should be forced to watch something other than Fox news, or as I like to call it, the american al jazeera.
    Gotosleep,

    I for one welcome any attempts at real intelligent discussion here, particularly on the W/T boards. I guess you weren't adequately prepared to be flamed to death for suggesting something outside of the acceptable parameters of neo-conservative ideology. This subject has been touched upon on several other threads, however I noticed that your news source has the date of April 9, which was yesterday by my account. I don't see anything wrong with your thread, and I'm sorry you were treated with such disrespect.

    I hope you won't be totally discouraged from posting altogether. There are a handful of global thinkers on this board that somehow manage to stand their ground despite the current tone. I personally don't post here much because there are usually others that say it better than I could. Maybe you and I could both put on our asbestos suits, say what we think and let the flames burn. :angryfire

    BTW: Fox news = american al-jazeera
  9. by   Q.
    Originally posted by Elenaster
    Gotosleep,

    I for one welcome any attempts at real intelligent discussion here, particularly on the W/T boards. I guess you weren't adequately prepared to be flamed to death for suggesting something outside of the acceptable parameters of neo-conservative ideology. This subject has been touched upon on several other threads, however I noticed that your news source has the date of April 9, which was yesterday by my account. I don't see anything wrong with your thread, and I'm sorry you were treated with such disrespect.

    I hope you won't be totally discouraged from posting altogether. There are a handful of global thinkers on this board that somehow manage to stand their ground despite the current tone. I personally don't post here much because there are usually others that say it better than I could. Maybe you and I could both put on our asbestos suits, say what we think and let the flames burn. :angryfire

    BTW: Fox news = american al-jazeera

    Nice. Real nice.

    I sure hope that you aren't seriously suggesting that because someone, namely me, that hold conservative views, are not global thinkers or do not contribute to a real intelligent discussion. So, to be a conservative I must be an idiot? How is that any different than labeling you a flaming liberal who is based soley on emotion and contradiction? Doesn't feel good, does it?

    Sweeping generalizations such as yours do nothing to enhance your point of view and dilute your argument.

    Address the issue of each individual poster and how they respond to a situation, not generalize because of their views and then make some feeble attempt at insulting everyone with that view while trying to prop your own intelligence up on a house of cards.

    Jeesh.
  10. by   Elenaster
    Susy K,

    With all due respect I was not referring to you at all. While my views differ from yours, I find your posts to be well-researched, intelligent and thought provoking.

    I cannot say the same thing for everyone who posts here....

    I guess I got a little hot under the collar for the way gotosleep was treated on this thread. I do not agree at all with the implications that he is the "pasta" poster and just wanted to offer some support without addressing anyone specifically.

    I also am making an attempt to lurk less and post more, particularly when I feel strongly about the subject matter. I do apologize if you thought it was directed at you.
  11. by   Mkue
    With all due respect, we do point out to others if specific posts have been discussed before at great length. I recall there was a great debate on that thread and it would be worth viewing.
  12. by   caroladybelle
    Please stop the rudeness. It is unbecoming to all involved.

    Gotosleep - feel free to post here - and some of us enjoy links to other world views. We may make judgements based on that media's known bias - that's cool - that is our right. We may refute them with other media viewpoints. That is cool also.

    Interestingly, recently a very conservative poster (that has a low number of posts - so "could" be fake) tried to justify some of her statements to me, using very biased media sources. I told her that I was not impressed with the slant and redirected to more neutral sources. I didn't slam her or imply that she was fictious because of her use of those sources - that would have been rude.

    Please do not always presume that if someone refers to a conservative or a liberal - that it is you specifically being attacked. Enough said. Make your defense on the basis that the labeled behavior is wrong - no matter who the specific person indicated is.

    As far as I am concerned, people can have any identity they want - their opinions/actions are what some of us go by - as far as respect goes. - if they resemble others we have dealt with - well does it matter, if they have more than one post name - My opinion does not change, based on a name.

    And lastly, there are tons of threads on war and terrorism, on great war pics, on war celebratins, on iraqi freedom, etal. I don't see anyone indicating that they are redundant - why is this one that gets that charge?

    Hmmmmmm.....
  13. by   Mimi Wheeze
    gotosleep, I did think you were some other poster. There have been a couple of posters who breeze in out of nowhere, stir up a bunch of sh*t, and then change their name and do it all over again. I read your profile, but as you know, profiles on BB can say anything you want them to say.

    I apologize for being suspicious of you. But since you are a relatively new poster (I had never seen you around the War threads before) I want you to know that your choice of topics the past few days have been discussed and re-discussed, mostly in heated threads. Do a search and you'll see. Of course you are free to post whatever you want, but do you see why some of us may have been suspicious?

    I see you have kissed and made up w/Susy. I'll stop playing Jr. detective if you'll kiss and make up with me.

    Elenaster, I agree with Susy about your post. Sweeping generalizations. "Handfull of global thinkers?" That must mean only the people that you agree with. If you would "welcome real intelligent discussion here" then I propose you jump right in and start. So far, all you've done is defend the honor of somebody that shares your point of view in an "It's us against them" tone. Don't be disappointed if all "real intelligent discussion" doesn't always share your point of view.
  14. by   Mimi Wheeze
    Originally posted by caroladybelle
    Please stop the rudeness. It is unbecoming to all involved.



    And lastly, there are tons of threads on war and terrorism, on great war pics, on war celebratins, on iraqi freedom, etal. I don't see anyone indicating that they are redundant - why is this one that gets that charge?

    Hmmmmmm.....
    I believe I was just scolded.

    And be careful with the "Hmmmmm..." It sounds like you're being suspicious. That's what got me scolded in the first place!

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