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banana_sam
11-21-2005, 01:41 PM
Here's a thread for everyone to share any good news links they may have. I personally tend to turn to Google News and UN Wire for my updates.

Google News: http://news.google.com/nwshp?hl=en&tab=wn&q=

UN Wire: http://www.unwire.org/

llafnwod
11-21-2005, 03:25 PM
http://www.theonion.com/
Really. If you learn to read between the lines, you can actually glean a pretty good understnading of the state of things.

magikmonky
11-21-2005, 04:06 PM
I always thought www.theonion.com was a website for fake, or "made up" news. I probably have it mixed up with another site though.

llafnwod
11-21-2005, 08:04 PM
I always thought www.theonion.com was a website for fake, or "made up" news. I probably have it mixed up with another site though.It is. It's like the reports on the Daily Show; not real, but it points out the idiocies of contemporary news with astounding wit.

banana_sam
11-21-2005, 08:27 PM
I had an Onion book a while back, though I've never quite made it to the site. Funny stuff.

EyeOfFire
11-22-2005, 04:00 AM
I tend to watch the SBS news (that's like a channel down here.) It's the only source that isn't baised to the extreme and it shows relevant material - unlike other channels where all they talk about is some local conman. I hate trivial news, it's so... trivial.

If I see an issue that interests me, I usually go and research it on the net somewhere. And yes, theonion is very clever sometimes, however it isn't exactly a pure and reliable source itself.

Dr. Silence
11-22-2005, 02:21 PM
I tend to watch the SBS news

The only thing SBS is good for is drawn together and south park. In mozilla thier used to be a tab that shows current news events.. whered it go?

magikmonky
11-22-2005, 02:25 PM
It is. It's like the reports on the Daily Show; not real, but it points out the idiocies of contemporary news with astounding wit.
Ah, okay. Thanks for explaining. :)