Daily Prompt: Dubious Times

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If I had been told when I was younger that one day I would be living in a place with a view like this from the back yard, I would not have believed them. They were the places that you see on the films on the TV or in the cinema, they were not real. Crops growing in a field just a walk away? The only thing that grew wild in East London, the center of the concrete jungle, were dandelions and weeds sprouting on the bombed sites left from the war. And cows as neighbours? It happened because I wanted to go places and see other things. I had no doubt, I just did it.

Although I am a doubting Thomas basically. My dad always said he only believed what he saw which was a little exaggerated because he believed all the rubbish that the newspapers printed. Today we call it fake news, but dad was convinced it was true. My mother-in-law had the same syndrome and she lived in another country, speaking a different language, but journalism has its own language, it wants to convince.

If you want to buy something then do not rely on internet with all the various summaries and advice, because you will become confused. I am convinced that the various manufacturers pay for various sites to promote their goods. On the other hand you have to be able to believe something somewhere and so let’s go back to the good old common sense and your own opinion which seems to be a forgotten article today. We are so being influenced by money and power.

Anyone look at facebook? That is a wonderful example of what not to believe. How is it that a camera is filming just at the right moment in time when dogs or cats, or other animals are performing a once in a lifetime stunt? Do the animals see the man with the camera and decide to become famous in facebook. I do not think so, it is all a so-called scam, organised to attract people to watch. And why do the accidents happen in Facebook. Someone is standing on the river edge and suddently they fall in the river. Perhaps there is an attempt at a gymnastic exercise where the person doing it falls in a silly stupid way. The tricks played with the toddlers that are eventually perhaps injured and cry really annoy me but it is all very dubious. Do the parents actually organise their kids to be hurt? And of course the camera is again in the right place at the right time.

I am gradually getting like my dad who only believed what he saw, but I still do not believe newspapers, I just read them and form my own opinion. Did Mr. Putin meddle in the American elections although Mr. Trump is now convinced that he did not.  Theresa May of Great Britain is also sure that Mr. Putin steered the British elections. I have a sneaking suspicion hat somewhere someone is earning money with this dubious news.

Did I write this blog myself? Believe what you want to.

Daily Prompt: Dubious Times

9 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Dubious Times

  1. I think the dubious news is more likely to come from Trump than about him. The Russian scandal seems to have acquired enough evidence to indict a few folks. Would that it was our president they were bringing the charges against. When ninety percent or more of the news sources are agreeing, hard to believe it is all dubious.

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  2. I believe everything my dogs tell me AND what they try to hide. As for the news about our gubmint, it sickens me. 😦 The news I want is, “You have a soft tissue injury to your hip and here is $3k for a nice trip to the place of your choice, presumably ZRH.” 🙂

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    • I never believe Tabby and she hides everything. Trump is a big serious joke unfortunately. And otherwise not Zürich, somewhere like Crans Montana or on a nice quiet lake in the french part of Switzerland. Make the most of it. Davos is also quite good for joints and stuff, all the rich and famous that break their legs skiing go there.

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  3. Newspapers are usually much more accurate than electronic media, including television and radio. Newspaper people get enough time to research their stories and make sure it is accurate. Most TV stories are thrown together in minutes. A working reporter gets very little time to prepare his work — these days, even less than when Garry was working when it was already not enough time. A good newspaper can be a genuine source of accurate information. Television is just headlines without content. This is from Garry who really DOES know what he is talking about.

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    • I so rarely watch TV, although I find the Swiss news is not so full of sensational stuff. A murder in Untersigenthal or wherever does not get international headlines. There are some good international newspapers, but news has a short life. What happens today is forgotten by tomorrow. I must admit I get my information reading online newspapers, but the reputable ones. If I happen to read trash news, I recognize it as such. Sometimes better to be dubious.


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