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Sun Aug 15, 2021, 02:36 PM

Ever feel you have to turn off the news for

your sanity? With all the bad things happening, I'm feeling agitated.

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Reply Ever feel you have to turn off the news for (Original post)
XanaDUer2 Aug 2021 OP
Irish_Dem Aug 2021 #1
SharonAnn Aug 2021 #5
Budi Aug 2021 #2
sop Aug 2021 #3
SWBTATTReg Aug 2021 #4
luvs2sing Aug 2021 #6
Ka-Dinh Oy Aug 2021 #7
Twoflower Aug 2021 #8
yellowdogintexas Aug 2021 #13
OldBaldy1701E Aug 2021 #17
IcyPeas Aug 2021 #9
IrishAfricanAmerican Aug 2021 #10
kimbutgar Aug 2021 #11
doc03 Aug 2021 #12
SheltieLover Aug 2021 #14
hunter Aug 2021 #15
XanaDUer2 Aug 2021 #16
TexasBushwhacker Aug 2021 #18

Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 02:42 PM

1. I had to stop watching MSNBC for a couple of months.

It was getting to me. I just read the news online which is easier on the psyche for some reason.
And instead watching escape TV.

Helped a lot.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 02:54 PM

5. Me too.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 02:44 PM

2. If we all knew what President Biden knows...

 

Maybe Biden was given an ultimatum by China/Russia.
Get out by mid August, or go to war.

We don't know what Trump 'negotiated' with the enemy.


To your question, "Yes. More & more every day". 🍃

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 02:46 PM

3. Agreed.

Whenever they interview imbeciles who refuse to be vaccinated or wear masks, I start yelling at the tv like a crazy person. And watching Ron DeSantis say anything about anything drives me over the edge. I can't take it any longer.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 02:47 PM

4. Yes. Sometimes even DU (turn off). Doom and gloom sometimes rules the airwaves too much.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 02:58 PM

6. Absolutely.

While 45 was still in office, we felt compelled to watch most nights for self-protection, but some nights, many nights, it was too much. Now, we watch MSNBC about once a week. I take frequent breaks from DU. Its all about self care and stress management.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 03:02 PM

7. I get most of my news from here.

I do watch the news here and there but not near as much as I used to. If I see something new being talked about here but no source given I will go to news and other avenues of information. Watching the actual news just angers and depresses me. I watch Rachel most of the time when I do watch news.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 03:15 PM

8. Yep and when I do I get lost in YouTube reaction videos to stay sane.

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Response to Twoflower (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 05:42 PM

13. You Tube has been a lifesaver!

The Volcano, Dr Sandra Lee, crochet videos, Liberal Redneck, Twins who react to music, It's a Southern Thing help keep me sane. I love the guy with the squirrel obstacle course and the exploding stuff.

I also have the Cliburn Channel which has marvelous classical music performed by International champion concert pianists.

Right now I have The Volcano on and I am seeing a huge eruption that I somehow never saw before.I love that Volcano

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 07:00 AM

17. I have to say

I have found the twins to be entertaining at times. I also love to watch someone discovering something that is old and unknown to them, but was part of my life at the time.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 03:17 PM

9. hell yes.

it's very good to take a break from news and watch some light-hearted stuff to give your brain a rest.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 03:21 PM

10. I only turn it on if something catastrophic happens.

Last time I had news on was Jan 6th till about the 12th.

I stopped watching TV news years ago and I couldn't be happier. I have access to unfiltered and un-programmed news here on the interwebs.




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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 03:25 PM

11. I was watching Jonathan Capehart today listening to them criticize the Afghan withdrawal

And I had to turn it off. They were so negative about a no win situation.

Personally Iím glad we are leaving and let them sort it out. While I am concerned about the womenís rights we canít keep spending there while we have so much suffering in our own country. And womenís rights as well as our democracy here are being jeopardized by the GQP.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 03:35 PM

12. For around five years

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 06:27 PM

14. I have no tv service for this very reason

None. For many years.

Clip the cord.

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Sun Aug 15, 2021, 11:53 PM

15. I quit television news and opinion a long time ago...

... coming up on twenty years now.

I find television advertising equally intolerable.

My wife has never been interested in television news or opinion.

We don't have broadcast, satellite, or cable television.

We read all our news.

Maybe I can't deal with a constant torrent of horrors I can't change.

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Response to hunter (Reply #15)

Mon Aug 16, 2021, 12:30 PM

16. I want to effect change

but there's only so much I can do. It's overwhelming at this point

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Response to XanaDUer2 (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:44 AM

18. Yeah, it hit me today

COVID-19 and the COVIDiots (including my boss and his wife). Afghanistan. Hurricane Ida. I slept most of Saturday and he I was just in such a funk today. Vacation in October my can't come soon enough!

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