As you know, I’ve gone sensationalistic, political and commentary news-free for quite a while and have been very happy getting the bulk of my information and analysis from written media other than the big TV websites.
(ASIDE: If the 2nd amendment was only intended to apply to muskets, then the 1st amendment was only meant to apply to mechanical printing press output…)
However, the one area I generally have a need to frequent for information is weather sites. Where I live, it is kind of necessary to stay somewhat informed on a day to day basis to avoid a good drenching, or worse.
This is what I saw when I visited the weather channel today:
And the best one, SEE FRIENDS AT RISK!!!!!!
Our daily lives are bordering on the ridiculous, being fed this crap day in and day out. Our brains and psyches have not evolved to the point where we can tolerate a daily, no…, hourly, diet of constant crisis mode. If it isn’t weather, it’s the next big super-flu.
No wonder such a large proportion of our population looks to government entities for rules and regulations and “something needs to be done about xyz,” when we are inundated with the idea that every moment is a crisis to be feared.
Over Fearing = the 2013’s replacement for Over Sharing.