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Sorry 'bout the dig, Scott -- I was just trained in manipulative, coercive, and skewed methods of communication in college -- Communications was my major -- in classes such as Persuasion and Argumentative Analysis -- with a heavy media emphasis (I went into TV briefly) so I am also aware that perfectly unbiased reporting is impossible, merely because the writer must choose some descriptor, all of which carry some nuance. The question arises when those descriptors become judgmental, or are open to perspective. I know manipulative techniques when I see them, and I almost called one out the other day, in a Pilot article, but refrained, not wanting to appear too much the troll, nor incur the Pilot's ire unnecessarily.
That said... I see the "two feet" jinx stands intact. The Ski Report says 10" at mid-mountain in the last 3 days. It had better hurry.
I'm just amazed how many people get paid to just talk, and then what crap often comes out. Talk isn't cheap -- it's lucrative!!
Well, if I started off every comment with "Well,..." it might give the impression that I have given the matter great amounts of ponderous thought -- automatically subconsciously slanting my audience toward my viewpoint -- even when such is not the case -- so I will resort to no such subliminal attempts -- let my word stand on its own.
Speaking of words -- what is "Thunderbird?" I must be a newbie.
So far the "two feet" jinx has held...
Man, just when I thought we had an early summer coming, then THIS.
This is what I've been singing all along!! A nationwide water-redistribution system.
Mark's idea about tapping the Columbia is GREAT!! Unlike the Colorado, plenty of that makes it to the sea.
I got stuck in Twin Falls/Burley Idaho once for a couple of weeks -- became familiar with the local history... seems some guy there had the same idea, a while back; they dammed and irrigated; now they grow GREAT potatoes...
There's water 40 feet under the desert in Phoenix, hence the Valley of the Sun blossoms (bolstered heavily by the Colorado and the Salt).
"Wasted" is the wrong word, if something comes of it.
Just be glad Scott didn't catch it first.
Ya wanna hear some crap -- wait'll Cheney's crowd comes back.
Anybody can be scary, John, as you serve the example. :-)
I picked the wrong profession. Aparently there is a lot of money in cheap, empty, self-serving talk.
We need a nationwide water-redistribution system -- an endeavor exceeding the Interstate system, and possibly parrelling it, for maintenance purposes -- collect the water in the flood-prone reas of the midwest, pump it to the arid Southwest -- control the floods, make the desert bloom...
I've got to agree. It's like The Pilot is seeking some sort of backlash effect by throwing it in our faces every day. To The Pilot and the rest of the country: It's here to stay. Get over it.
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