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08:11 am: Late and on the wrong platform
Face it, nobody cares about the trains being late or the weather being rainy. More interest in whether I'm drinking too much coffee or whether 113kg is too much to weigh. Maybe someone wants to know I've just finished reading Stupid White Men. Two pieces of interest here: first, that one of the boys chose to borrow it from the school library, second, that it was in the school library in the first place. Assessment: the book puts forward lots of interesting and supportable ideas, but is too biased to be a credible source of information. I'm still unsure
about the role played by Nader in the whole thing. I also don't follow why the courts wouldn't allow all the votes in Florida to be counted. However, any questions beginning If Al Gore had been president... are unanswerable, just like If William the Conqueror had lost the Battle of Hastings. See next posting for a joke about these contra-positives.

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From:sky_watcher
Date:July 27th, 2004 12:18 am (UTC)
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All books are biased, even (especially?) those that claim not to be. What factual book isn't the product of someone's interpretation?

I do think Michael Moore has a tendency to be overdramatic at times but if he didn't he wouldn't get people talking and, more importantly, thinking for themselves.
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From:ringbark
Date:July 27th, 2004 01:34 am (UTC)
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Indeed! However, I think the bias shines through much more clearly than most of the things I have read. Don't get me wrong: I'm quite happy with much of it, but the bias is grating at times.
The second part of my post seems to have disappeared, and may well appear some odd time in the next week.
When I type LJ entries on a mobile phone, they are only of limited length, which is why they are sometimes chopped into bits. On this occasion, we get parts 1 and 3.
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From:ringbark
Date:August 4th, 2004 12:04 am (UTC)
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I have today been sent the bounce message from the posting that disappeared. You might want to read the second half of my thoughts from a week ago.
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