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A friend asked me this question and I've been pondering on it for hours, literally, even though the discussion has ended... sort of.  Then I began wondering what you guys may think about this.  Many times the media gives false information on current events.  The question my friend gave me is which do you think is better? 1. Eliminate the media and get no information or 2. Keep the media and then receive bad/false information?

When I started to give my answer about going to the right source for information that isn't corrupt my friend gently reminded me I dodged the question. ^^; eheh, darn it.  Time to think real hard.  So then I said that if I had to chose between the lesser of the two evils it would be to have bad/false info because at least then you would be aware that something is happening rather than thinking nothing is happening.  But to settle for one source to make a decision shouldn't be the only way to go.  If there was absolutely no other choice then yes but usually there is another when it comes to the news.  The tricky part is keeping in mind the credentials a certain station/channel has when it comes to giving information and taking that into consideration. 

Now, I started thinking about the flip side of this argument.  When bad/false information is given out it usually stirs up powerful emotions such as fear or hate.  Most often people make poor choices due those preconceived ideas and the consequences can be catastrophic (both on a personal and world wide level).  So then would it have been better that no information had been given at all?  Because let's face it, the trend today seems to be to only think in the here and now and not see the bigger picture and everyone involved.

Does this even matter because it is on a small scale or can it be blown out of proportions?  You can guess what started this debate if you have been watching the news (be it bad or good information).  I think I'm thinking too hard on this Confused haha.  My job as a receptionist today has been long and boring.  So I want to pick at your guys' thoughts now after I have exhausted mine.  And I need a new journal update... I'm sick of seeing that creepy tarantula.  Btw, my roommate smashed one with her car a few days after I took that picture.  I wonder if it was the same little guy because I haven't seen another one since.

So tell me what you think.  Lets keep it respectful, etc. you know and um... Happy Thanksgiving! :la:
  • Mood: Helpful
  • Listening to: Study Music with Alpha Binaural Waves
  • Reading: First King of Shannara by Terry Brooks
  • Watching: Winston Churchill documentary
  • Playing: Undertale
  • Drinking: water

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Willsormiston Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2015
Hey, it's been a while so I thought I'd give you a history story. It's Halloween so here's one about Britain's darker side: The shortest war in history.

In 1896, the Sultan of Zanzibar, a very pro-British ruler, was assassinated and his nephew, Kalid (the prime suspect of the assassination), installed himself as the new anti-British ruler of Zanzibar. The British demanded that the true successor, Hamoud, (who 'happened' to be pro-British) be placed in charge. An ultimatum was sent to Kalid, demanding that he step down. Kalid rallied support to himself, and over the following two days, accumulated an army of 3000 men to defend his palace, vastly outnumbering the police and the pro-British Zanzibar Army three times over.

  On the morning  of the 27th of August, three days after the assassination, 5 Royal Navy vessels stood off the coast of Zanzibar.

08:00 - A warning that the ultimatum was nearly expired was sent to the Royal Palace. A demand was sent that the flag above the palace be lowered as a sign of surrender.
08:30 - Kalid accused the British of bluffing, stating that the flag stays where it is.
09:00 - The Ultimatum expired. The British declared war on the pretender of Zanzibar.
09:02 - The Royal Navy opened fire.
09:30 - Kalid fled the palace and hid in the German consulate.
09:39 - The flagpole above the palace was blown off the roof by an explosive shell.
09:40 - The Royal Navy ceased fire, accepting the Zanzibar 'surrender'.

  The war lasted exactly 38 minutes, making it officially the shortest war in human history. For over 500 Zanzibari casualties, only a single British sailor was injured. The pro-British Zanzibar Army moved into the ruined palace without resistance and installed Hamoud as leader. (Who turned out to be a reasonably good puppet leader, banning the Zanzibari slave trade.)

  It should come to no surprise that there were no more rebellions in Zanzibar for rest of its 67 years as a protectorate of the British Empire.

andrielisilien Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Oh wow.  Whatever happened to Kalid?  Did he remain an outlaw or something?  I'm thinking maybe they should have gone for the flagpole first.  Kinda funny how it was blown off.  Thanks for the story.  It's good to hear from you again. :)
Willsormiston Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
I looked it up. Kalid received asylum in German East Africa until WW1 when the British captured the region. He was exiled to St. Helena (about as far 'middle of nowhere' as you can get. Britain sent many of it's political prisoners there, including Napoleon himself) until years later he was finally allowed to return to East Africa before he died.

  Indeed, I'm quite busy myself so I haven't written anything lately, but it's great to see content still coming out of your channel!
MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist
I seem to recall you having a thing for Pratchett, right?
andrielisilien Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
His books are on my to read list.  So far I've read only one.
MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist
Well, I heard of these two games that take place in a world compared to the works of Pratchett: Fallen London.

In an alternate history, where London and other cities have been (I'm not sure,"Sunk?") underground by bats.

One of the games is called Sunless Sea, the other is a sort of free-to-play, browser-based choose-your-own adventure style game simply titled 'Fallen London' or 'Echo Bazaar.' I tried it a bit myself and thought you might be interested!
andrielisilien Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
I"ll have to check it out, thanks.
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Willsormiston Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Your new avatar scares me a wee bit...
andrielisilien Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015
Surprise! :lol:
MrMadManiac Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist
I must apologize for neglecting you. It's been a while.

...two months.

And while he was never my favorite character, I'm gonna miss that little Italy avatar of yours...

So how are you?
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