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You may be right... I only read 3-4 newspapers/day, a half-dozen blogs, and watch CNN, Fox, MSNBC, CBS, ABC. I'll have to get up to speed!
How much you read sinks in that counts. By the way it looks, none. Also, you can read too much and get yourself all confused, that may be your case knowing your comprehension skills.

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You may be right... I only read 3-4 newspapers/day, a half-dozen blogs, and watch CNN, Fox, MSNBC, CBS, ABC. I'll have to get up to speed!
If you only saw the story being covered today then YES, you do. Or you might try http://www.lenscrafters.com

It is my understanding that they can replace the rose colored lenses that you have been using for new lenses that FULLY FOCUS and allow vision in the entire spectrum, not just things coming from the right peripheral.

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From what I've seen on the news, looks like a bunch of fat middle aged white guys and their blue-haired broads trying to make us all feel sorry for them. Pitiful.

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Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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Interesting and informative experience today...

I was at the gym for a couple hours this afternoon and saw the problem up close and personal. There were a dozen big flat-panel TVs across the wall w/ all the major news and sports channels on them. I was watching the Royals baseball game, but keeping my eye on the others as well. CNN, MSNBC, Headline News, CNBC, FOX, ESPN, ESPN2, etc... were all there. The only channel covering the Tea Party was FOX, and they had spectacular coverage from coast to coast of the hundreds of Tea Parties and hundreds-of-thousands of people protesting the current administration's tax and spend policies. From the many interviews, I would guess that half were democrats and half republicans. For over an hour I watched the TVs and was shocked, but not surprised, to see NO reports of the American Tea Parties on any channel but FOX. FOX had wall-to-wall coverage of massive rallies from coast to coast, and not one of the other networks even acknowledged the Tea Parties. I saw one mention of the events on CNN, and clicked over to see what they were saying: Wolf Blitzer spent all of 20 seconds explaining that CNN does not cover "these type of events" because they do not represent US policy. And he went on to explain that not one other credible news agency was covering it. He said that the NYTimes did not have one mention of it at any time, and that the Washington Post had only one brief/indirect mention in today's paper. He made no apologies and offered only excuses.

Bear and Blitzer really need to get their stories straight!

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Which station had the largest viewing audience?
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Which station had the largest viewing audience?
I have no idea, but some of the Tea Party venues had huge crowds, stretching as far as the eye could see... I was really surprised!

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I'll do my usual channel scan tonight to see who says what. Drives the wife crazy.
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Please report back. I was astonished to see all those so-called news channels refusing to even acknowledge the Great American Tea Party! Astonished!!!

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