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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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#6 - pappathethird
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User avatar #15 to #6 - PubLandlord
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That's is ridiculous

Firstly it is saying that all Newspapers must be detrimental to your education, you could read 4 different newspapers on the same subject and come to an understanding on the subject and different viewpoints on it.

By taking in no information that makes you smarter apparently than taking in some information, you will not be better educated.


Just because a famous and well regarded person says a quote that sounds clever doesn't make it so
User avatar #20 to #15 - Keleth
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"to find the books you should most read-look for the stack that is burning" - Travis Anderson
#119 to #15 - anon id: e9da7474
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You're right. It's because the quote is brilliant that it is brilliant. You're assuming the only way a person can learn is through reading. This implies people cannot draw their own conclusions from observation. How do you believe those who write the newspaper get their information? Other newspapers? No, they do their own research, or find people who have done their own research. Because of this, you have to trust those who own the newspaper business to be honest. Here's the problem: they're a business. They don't care if you're being lied to, they care about what sells. What sells? Death, violence, sports, and the crumbling of other nations. Integrity comes second.

"Taking in no information". Sorry, no. Simply by existing, you must take in information. You have no choice in the matter. The man who can draw his own conclusions is better educated than the man who blindly accepts (see: trust) the conclusions of others.
User avatar #121 to #119 - PubLandlord
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The same principles apply to Newspapers as they do academic journals and books, the books will have an agenda, bias and opinion and will need to sell in the same way that Newspapers do.

The quote states the man who reads nothing at all, and does not imply that the man who reads newspapers blindly follows, essentially they are both equal apart from that one man has another medium (newspapers) to gain information, and in this day and age there are so many newspapers that you can get a varied view and form your own opinion.


SO does not really apply necessarily to today, however like someone a few comments below said this was written back in his Jeffersons day where there was limited press
#44 to #6 - jarofdirt
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#61 - charliechambers
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>People who watch MTV
#13 - Cleavland Steamer
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#31 - SuperCookie
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#40 to #31 - simplescience
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I sit in front of my laptop with my millions of kids, and proceed to hit them.

Does that count?
#68 to #40 - tbagbandit
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User avatar #46 to #31 - wrought
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I don't beat kids, I beat off to kids
#53 - lordaurion
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ITT: People wanting to turn rights into privileges   
**** off, every single one of you.
ITT: People wanting to turn rights into privileges
**** off, every single one of you.
#59 to #53 - nephritho
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>rights
mfw people still buy for it.
User avatar #54 to #53 - HeeroYuy
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whats wrong with not wanting a bunch of people who know nothing whatsoever about the political system or what is happening in the system today to not vote?
#57 to #54 - anon id: fcd552dd
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Like you?
#55 to #54 - lordaurion
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Rights may only be taken away, individually, under due process before a jury of your peers. A politics test does not fulfill this.
User avatar #67 to #55 - nephritho
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_American_internment
Sure individually...
These people have been send to these "War Relocation Camps".
They had no rights to have a lawyer, no right for a fair trail, no right for jury of one's peers they had no right to do any process of any kind.
the only right they was was, right this way into the ******* internment camps.
#75 to #67 - lordaurion
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You do realize the government has the full ability to kick you off your own land and say "too ******* bad" If you complain, right?
User avatar #107 to #75 - HeeroYuy
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actually its in the constitution, they have to pay you....
#109 to #107 - lordaurion
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And you have no choice in the matter.
#108 to #107 - lordaurion
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Yeah, whatever *they* feel is appropriate reimbursement.
User avatar #110 to #108 - HeeroYuy
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thats true, you don't have a choice, but they do have to give you the fair market value. Not just what they "feel"
#112 to #110 - lordaurion
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Yes, just for the land itself. Not for your house or building or anything else that might be on the property. I've had several relatives that got screwed over from this.
User avatar #122 to #112 - HeeroYuy
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well yeah. they're gonna destroy that.
#65 to #53 - darkace
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I don't think this was a deceleration to strip rights, but a statement bringing light to the issue we face with voters nowadays, too many of them vote for the "popular candidate" that they here random stuff about from friends and people rather than researching both candidates policies and how those policies will effect our nation. Where people should pay a little more attention to their nations political matters, rather than general celebrity gossip, before they choose to vote.    
   
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I don't think this was a deceleration to strip rights, but a statement bringing light to the issue we face with voters nowadays, too many of them vote for the "popular candidate" that they here random stuff about from friends and people rather than researching both candidates policies and how those policies will effect our nation. Where people should pay a little more attention to their nations political matters, rather than general celebrity gossip, before they choose to vote.

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#70 to #65 - lordaurion
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Voting for the popular person is not a new issue.
#72 to #70 - darkace
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True that, but I do believe less and less thought is put into elections as time goes on, I have heard some pretty stupid stuff from people as to why they voted the way they did.
#77 to #72 - anon id: 09777ffc
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and I have heard stupid **** from both sides, trust me on that
#43 - jibjabkid
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Response to people who still watch mtv
#48 to #43 - meowthenin
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Which is why he said, "the only TV you watch"
#19 - thisdoescompute
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#42 - fourtwentt
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mfw bobby watches the mtv
mfw bobby watches the mtv
#49 - perfectconfusion
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User avatar #32 - bakinboy
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in order to vote people should have to take a quiz to show they are properly informed on the positions of all the candidates.
User avatar #79 to #32 - SgtObvious
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then only the republican candidates would win and it'd be called discrimination