At 14:39 10/1/2002 -0800, BLT wrote:
>At 09:12 PM 10/1/02 +0000 Larry Jackson favored us with:
> >I think in this case it might be more that the US is in the habit
> >of protecting its citizens wherever they are in the world, and
> >some young citizens were in danger.  So the US went to the Ivory
> >Coast to get them.  The French helped, IIRC, because there were
> >some French citizens in the same predicament.
> >
> >I think it is kind of nice that the US would take care of its
> >citizens that way, and even nicer that the US is able to do so.
> >
> >Of course, I read about all of this in the newspaper, so it may
> >not actually be true.  :-)
>At its root, this is my biggest problem in understanding current 
>events.  Where is there a reliable news source? ... Who are you going to 
>trust?  Sometimes I get the feeling that all this media coverage of 
>current events is just a dog and pony show, while the real events are not 
>being reported at all.

I find that my life is better for not listening/watching the news media.  I 
seem to do quite well getting a distillation of it right here on 
Zion.  Your endless "bickering" actually serves a great purpose to me, 
because I get the news, with a balanced commentary from differing viewpoints.

Dudley Do Right once commented, after seeing a newspaper article that said 
he was puny:   "I read it in the paper, it MUST be true."


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