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4 Insanely Important Issues You Won't See In The News


Society & Culture  (tags: media, tv, usa, society, sadness, rights, humans, government, law, culture, ethics, americans, politics, news )

JL
- 749 days ago - upworthy.com
It's a big world out there, and there's always plenty going on. So you'd think having at least a half-dozen 24/7 cable news networks would mean there's plenty of airtime to cover the issues that matter. But time after time, they seem to choose the exact



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JL A. (275)
Friday October 5, 2012, 7:32 am
It's a big world out there, and there's always plenty going on. So you'd think having at least a half-dozen 24/7 cable news networks would mean there's plenty of airtime to cover the issues that matter. But time after time, they seem to choose the exact wrong thing to talk about, leaving us with a media environment that looks an awful lot like this.
 

pam w. (191)
Friday October 5, 2012, 8:40 am
Funny--and true.
 

Brian M. (200)
Friday October 5, 2012, 9:19 am
And, the #5 most important issue to all of our survival issue that no one is talking about:

Getting this nation off of fossil fuels quickly for us to have any chance at all of surviving climate change.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday October 5, 2012, 12:41 pm
You cannot currently send a star to pam because you have done so within the last week.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday October 5, 2012, 12:43 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Brian because you have done so within the last week.
Brian, I guess the candidates/their campaigns thought buried in Scientific American was sufficient: article also posted today at:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/663679641/3464623
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday October 5, 2012, 12:52 pm

I do agree with that, so much talk that is not worthy of our time. It does assuage the egos of those sitting at the News desk, but offers us little in the way of real news. Fossil fuels, climate change, drought and food prices, short or long term goals by a candidate to actually address any of these issues?

I was with a friend yesterday, she actually believes that the price of gas is down (here anyway) because of the election. The president of the US does not set fuel prices. One more reason we need PBS, a recent interview on FRONT LINE, with the Shahs of the United Arab Emirates, and some high ranking members of the royal family in Saudi Arabia, addressed this issue very openly, they set the price of oil, they have decided that over the next few years the price the US will pay is about $5.00 per gallon. Does that mean we need to drill more? It could mean we finally need to get smart and use the resources we are developing, slowly, to steer away from fossil fuel.

Electric cars are fine, as long as we are not using fossil fuels for the electricity. Think outside of the box, develop new ideas, new paradigms for a new future.
 

JL A. (275)
Friday October 5, 2012, 1:23 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week. You are SOOO on target! In the last few days, in CA wholesale gas prices rose thirty cents and led many stations to close--so price at the pump is already over $4.50 most places. Reason for the jump given as supply impact due to the Richmond refinery fire (health and safety structural violations were found in that fire).
 
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