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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    How anybody can twist what he said in to a negative is beyond me LMAO Its totally absurd. I was listening to rush and beck and hannity and Quinn & rose today like I do most days and it was hilarious hearing them spin this and bash this. Hard to believe lol but people can convince themselves of anything no matter the lack of logic or proof.

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    at least O Reilly agreed with him, at least one of the propagandist decided not to spin it. Does matter though no matter how much they spin ill keep listening cause its great comedy and entertainment.
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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    I also a think a general point can be had by mentioning that while we have things like the Kindle, Project Gutenberg, Librivox, and so forth, there has not been too much emphasis of using it in comparison with youtube videos of people scratching their asses while in Walmart.

    Incredible technology exists, and has been implemented decently enough, but the public at large hasn't exactly used it to further their education or knowledge base correctly.

    Not saying that the newspaper industry has not seen a damage in business thanks to the nascent internet news phenomenon (I can personally vouch for its impact with family who are in that business), but it is not at the level a number of us probably desired.
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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHat View Post
    No, it is very relevant, b/c the only reason he is saying this, is b/c he doesn't like them critcizing him.
    No, that's nothing but YOUR interpretation.

    What he said really, is basic knowledge. But whatever.
    Which he used to make a point.
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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Which he used to make a point.

    Yeah, a dumb one, since he turned right around and used a WH blog to promote the SCOTUS pick like it was a real news story.....Pure propaganda.


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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    You are not listening. It's irrelevant as to whether or not the media has turned on him or not. His point is valid. A critical analysis of information is key when there is so much information out there.
    I'd have to say that both sides are right on this one. I think some of what Mr.Obama had to say is relevant and valid and some of it was nakedly self serving, and a bit dishonest, given some of the experiences he refers to going through. Meaning the ones he would like us to think about as versus the ones he would rather we not think about. Van Jones comes to mind.

    He most certainly knows how to operate these newfangled technologies, he has one seriously tricked out Blackberry he is said not to be able to do without!

    Seriously speaking, if this guy can't operate an X-Box or Ipod we are all agreeably (I would think) in serious trouble.

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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Loin View Post
    Seriously speaking, if this guy can't operate an X-Box or Ipod we are all agreeably (I would think) in serious trouble.
    Not criticizing you in a bad way. I just think your standards for what would be troublesome about an individual in the 21st century are quite troubling in themselves. The ability to operate XBOX and iPod are not indicators of intelligence or capability.
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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Not criticizing you in a bad way. I just think your standards for what would be troublesome about an individual in the 21st century are quite troubling in themselves. The ability to operate XBOX and iPod are not indicators of intelligence or capability.
    Sorry, the idea a person of Obama's age and intelligence can't turn on either devise is absurd on the face of things. Hence my joke, not criticizing you in a bad way. But the idea that a male of Obama's age in the 21st century can't turn on an Xbox or Ipod would be cause for concern with most people. If you want to call being able to flick on an on switch a "standard" then freely become as troubled by my "standard" as you wish.

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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Loin View Post
    Sorry, the idea a person of Obama's age and intelligence can't turn on either devise is absurd on the face of things. Hence my joke, not criticizing you in a bad way. But the idea that a male of Obama's age in the 21st century can't turn on an Xbox or Ipod would be cause for concern with most people. If you want to call being able to flick on an on switch a "standard" then freely become as troubled by my "standard" as you wish.
    But that's not what Obama said. He said 'work'. Tons of people can turn on a car - so many can't use it properly.
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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    But that's not what Obama said. He said 'work'. Tons of people can turn on a car - so many can't use it properly.
    Chuckle. It means approximately the same thing. Since you seem to require this, let me rephrase!

    Sorry, the idea a person of Obama's age and intelligence can't "work" either devise is absurd on the face of things. Hence my joke, not criticizing you in a bad way. But the idea that a male of Obama's age in the 21st century can't "work" an Xbox or Ipod would be cause for concern with most people. If you want to call being able to work a game console a "standard" then freely become as troubled by my "standard" as you wish.
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    Re: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well there certainly is spin, that's for sure. But Obama is right on this one. Well it's not the XBox's fault or anything, but the aggregated effect of our technology and the speed at which we can get information. And because our appetite for entertainment seems never ending, we have leeched that desire into the dissemination of our information as well. To such a point that we cannot seemingly tell fact from fiction.
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