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15. If we ignore it, maybe it will go away.
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  -Climate change episode of Frozen Planet won't be shown in the U.S. as viewers don't believe in globa dipsydoodle  Nov-15-11 01:27 PM   #0 
  - And so ignorance trumps knowledge.  plumbob   Nov-15-11 01:30 PM   #1 
  - sad but true ...  hourglass1   Nov-15-11 04:32 PM   #32 
  - Al Gore is not in the 99%. Never was & never will be. n/t  24601   Nov-15-11 08:03 PM   #82 
  - Newt Gingerich served divorce papers on his wife when she was bedstricken...  IthinkThereforeIAM   Nov-16-11 03:17 AM   #113 
  - No one was attacking Newt, yet you reached that far to defend him. You must be a very fair minded  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 10:27 AM   #156 
  - Neither was FDR, but he had empathy and integrity. n/t  dotymed   Nov-16-11 10:59 AM   #165 
  - The ONLY people that do not believe in Global Warming are the  fasttense   Nov-16-11 09:03 AM   #135 
     - Not only that, but even IF the nay-sayers were correct...  Amimnoch   Nov-16-11 10:33 AM   #158 
  - Which is why  chervilant   Nov-15-11 04:34 PM   #35 
  - it was evolution, not math n/t  stockholmer   Nov-15-11 05:32 PM   #49 
  - to be sure, but evolution IS math  wial   Nov-15-11 06:04 PM   #56 
     - yes, I understand the correlation, I was simply directly quoting the subject question referred to  stockholmer   Nov-15-11 06:46 PM   #66 
        - hmm...  chervilant   Nov-15-11 10:18 PM   #99 
        - Oopsies, sorry  chervilant   Nov-15-11 10:59 PM   #104 
           - completely agree  stockholmer   Nov-16-11 10:19 AM   #155 
  - Plenty of math in the Bible - 1st letter this, 2nd letter that, so many  24601   Nov-15-11 08:07 PM   #83 
  - Sometimes that jawbone of an ass  tavalon   Nov-16-11 01:58 AM   #111 
  - When used as a weapon to kill a thousand people, almost anything is stupid.  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 09:24 AM   #140 
  - Posted my reply 138 before I read your response. We both recalled the cubits and the begats, though!  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 09:26 AM   #141 
  - Ding ding we have a winner  malaise   Nov-16-11 06:32 AM   #120 
  - Seems to me Noah, following directions, supposedly from God, as to how to build the ark, and  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 09:21 AM   #138 
  - the problem is FAITH!  civilisation   Nov-16-11 08:01 AM   #126 
  - All faith is not based upon old books. Some is based on the promises and apparent sincerity of  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 09:28 AM   #142 
  - +1  sarcasmo   Nov-16-11 12:02 PM   #180 
  - I don't buy the angry audience excuse.  Ganja Ninja   Nov-16-11 08:20 AM   #128 
  - how embarrassing  ixion   Nov-15-11 01:32 PM   #2 
  - The TV execs who made the decision should be embarrassed, yes.  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 10:32 AM   #157 
  - Something seems off. First, many in the US believe in global warming. Second, since  No Elephants   Nov-15-11 01:36 PM   #3 
  - Something doesn't seem right to me either.  Pacifist Patriot   Nov-15-11 01:37 PM   #4 
  - Or me. It sounds like a stunt.  UnrepentantLiberal   Nov-15-11 06:39 PM   #65 
  - Well it does state  dipsydoodle   Nov-15-11 01:39 PM   #5 
  - Discovery - they also own TLC that aired Palin's Alaska.  progressoid   Nov-15-11 01:52 PM   #9 
  - plus, Discovery Channel is a commercial network while BBC is a noncom public network  alp227   Nov-15-11 04:55 PM   #38 
  - Not the fault of the general populace. Another teabag anti-reality move.  freshwest   Nov-15-11 06:02 PM   #55 
  - Self delete. Dupe  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 09:06 AM   #136 
  - No one is disputing the refusal to air. The alleged rationale for the refusal, however, does not  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 09:07 AM   #137 
  - $$$  progressoid   Nov-15-11 01:53 PM   #10 
  - I believe the Ken Burns documentary 'The War'  LanternWaste   Nov-15-11 02:13 PM   #17 
  - PBS, catering to the right wing? Hundreds of DUers will tell you not only  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 09:33 AM   #144 
     - the whole point of the funding hostage dramas was  mopinko   Nov-16-11 09:47 AM   #147 
     - I agree with you. And I think it began when Dummya was elected and the  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 10:58 AM   #164 
        - I didn't realize that there are DU'ers who do not realize that  dotymed   Nov-16-11 12:19 PM   #181 
     - No... not the right wing, rather a coalition of Hispanic groups.  LanternWaste   Nov-16-11 10:40 AM   #160 
        - Well, there's is always the exception. But, most of the time, it's the RW objecting that PBS is too  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 11:07 AM   #167 
  - In polite circles it would rightfully be called censorship but we won't say that.  Citizen Worker   Nov-15-11 02:31 PM   #22 
  - Well, I'm not polite, and I do call it censorship.  Crunchy Frog   Nov-15-11 05:28 PM   #48 
  - Only *government* censorship of speech is outlawed in the Constitution, though.  tblue37   Nov-15-11 08:53 PM   #89 
     - Not sure why you are bringing the Constitution into this. No one else had.  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 09:39 AM   #146 
  - It is less the problem of global warming than the idea that man is responsible for it.  RaleighNCDUer   Nov-15-11 08:16 PM   #85 
  - Not heresy, in the Bibllical sense.  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 11:24 AM   #171 
  - But, this "decision" does tend to reinforce the beliefs of the  dotymed   Nov-16-11 11:18 AM   #170 
     - I don't know exactly what it was based on. I do know that the rationale that was given doesn't make  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 11:26 AM   #172 
  - Yes, the last thing we want to do is "upset" people over something upsetting  arcane1   Nov-15-11 01:39 PM   #6 
  - Why should a decision by RW television executives embarrass you?  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 11:34 AM   #173 
  - I sure hope they didn't touch on an old Earth or evolution...  IDemo   Nov-15-11 01:39 PM   #7 
  - Seriously embarassing. Wouldn't want to upset the ingoramuses?  Ship of Fools   Nov-15-11 01:40 PM   #8 
  - Wouldn't that be ignorami?  MedicalAdmin   Nov-15-11 02:31 PM   #21 
  - Why condemn an entire nation for a decision and a bs rationale by the Discovery Channel?  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 09:47 AM   #148 
  - Please see Replies 3. and 152.  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 11:15 AM   #169 
  - I know who Attenborough is and I had no idea who Joe Paterno was before the scandal..  Fumesucker   Nov-15-11 01:55 PM   #11 
  - i think it was abc that aired a right wing version of 911 that upset a whole lot more people  leftyohiolib   Nov-15-11 01:56 PM   #12 
  - You do know that it didn't happen that way, don't you?  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 09:50 AM   #150 
     - yea i know. my point was that that garbage upset people and it was still aired  leftyohiolib   Nov-17-11 01:11 PM   #197 
  - I bet the US network told the BBC that they would refuse to air it.  GodlessBiker   Nov-15-11 02:02 PM   #13 
  - Agree -- OIL and COAL industry now control Congress -- I'm sure they could handle killing this -- !!  defendandprotect   Nov-15-11 07:16 PM   #77 
     - And ^THAT is what's really going on ... can't stop burning oil  concord   Nov-16-11 08:51 AM   #134 
  - "you aint gonna learn what you don't wanna know..."  Bennyboy   Nov-15-11 02:03 PM   #14 
  - true it  ThomThom   Nov-16-11 09:31 AM   #143 
  - If we ignore it, maybe it will go away.  hay rick   Nov-15-11 02:05 PM   #15 
  - It was reported the number of Americans who believe the earth is warming rose from 75% to 83%  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-15-11 02:09 PM   #16 
  - It doesn't matter how many peasants believe the science and numbers.  MedicalAdmin   Nov-15-11 02:32 PM   #23 
     - Bingo.  Amonester   Nov-15-11 02:53 PM   #25 
     - Bon chance mon ami.  MedicalAdmin   Nov-15-11 07:49 PM   #81 
     - Of course. My only point was they're falsely stating the reason for not airing it  Lone_Star_Dem   Nov-16-11 12:52 PM   #183 
        - That is an astute observation.  MedicalAdmin   Nov-16-11 03:25 PM   #190 
  - What shit.  EC   Nov-15-11 02:14 PM   #18 
  - all the more reason  barbtries   Nov-15-11 02:16 PM   #19 
  - Network heads are accused by Harry Huyton, head of climate change for the RSPB.  The Wielding Truth   Nov-15-11 09:56 PM   #96 
  - Amercans need to get off their high horse  Lunabelle   Nov-15-11 02:26 PM   #20 
  - Therein  chervilant   Nov-15-11 04:37 PM   #36 
  - .Governments, including, but not limited to, the U.S. government, catering to capitalists  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 10:02 AM   #152 
  - no worries ...  shireen   Nov-15-11 02:52 PM   #24 
  - It' been chilly before; it would be injudicious to think that it cannot happen again.  Philosopher King   Nov-15-11 02:55 PM   #26 
  - The activities in which we engage greatly accelerate the natural cycles, as I'm sure you agree.  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 10:06 AM   #153 
     - "greatly accelerate the natural cycles...?" Accelerate--most certainly. Greatly...?  Philosopher King   Nov-17-11 02:54 PM   #198 
  - direct result of the left ignoring RW radio, endorsed by university sports across the country  certainot   Nov-15-11 03:08 PM   #27 
  - Which members of the left are you referring to? Few at DU ignore RW radio.  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 10:13 AM   #154 
     - there is no organized challenge to those 1000 coordinated wall st. megaphones-  certainot   Nov-16-11 10:59 AM   #166 
        - What specific actions have you taken to change that, besides posting?  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 11:14 AM   #168 
           - like i said, until the left has an organized response everything they do is minimized  certainot   Nov-16-11 11:58 AM   #177 
  - Since when is SCIENCE something to be  Bigmack   Nov-15-11 04:07 PM   #28 
  - Thank you!  hatrack   Nov-15-11 04:33 PM   #34 
  - Absolutely. The scientific method is not a religious system.  jwirr   Nov-15-11 04:57 PM   #40 
  - Plus one! nt  Enthusiast   Nov-16-11 07:07 AM   #124 
  - Can we get it on BBC Cable or Reel-TV?  radhika   Nov-15-11 04:23 PM   #29 
  - I was going to ask the same thing. Do we have the capability to watch  jwirr   Nov-15-11 05:00 PM   #42 
     - I've been watching it  slay   Nov-15-11 06:37 PM   #63 
        - What's a torrent site?  defendandprotect   Nov-15-11 07:17 PM   #78 
           - I'll explain  slay   Nov-15-11 07:41 PM   #80 
  - American Exceptionalism Again.  tomg   Nov-15-11 04:29 PM   #30 
  - Some tv execs make a decision and blame it on the American people and  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 11:37 AM   #174 
     - Hi no elephants,  tomg   Nov-16-11 04:23 PM   #194 
  - What the fuck? So knowledge is bad now? I've been watching the BBC version - it's excellent!  slay   Nov-15-11 04:30 PM   #31 
  - Propaganda nation will not allow any knowledge that might  ooglymoogly   Nov-15-11 04:33 PM   #33 
  - Damn it...that sucks..nt  and-justice-for-all   Nov-15-11 04:49 PM   #37 
  - BITTORRENT TIME!  alp227   Nov-15-11 04:56 PM   #39 
  - +1  slay   Nov-15-11 05:37 PM   #51 
     - oh i wonder if the full series will be released on blu ray in the US  alp227   Nov-15-11 06:23 PM   #60 
        - I really hope so  slay   Nov-15-11 06:33 PM   #62 
  - I would say big oil is behind this  Slit Skirt   Nov-15-11 05:00 PM   #41 
  - Bingo!  Ganja Ninja   Nov-16-11 08:22 AM   #129 
  - It may have been the BBC that made the decision to better 'sell' the series!  LongTomH   Nov-15-11 05:03 PM   #43 
  - Interesting. And yet so many posts on this thread bash America or Americans.  No Elephants   Nov-16-11 11:56 AM   #175 
  - Kind of  Mark Baker   Nov-16-11 01:46 PM   #186 
  - Half the people in the US think the world is flat  Generic Other   Nov-15-11 05:21 PM   #44 
  - Hey, most Americans believe in climate change. The plutocrats, though, HATE that.  valerief   Nov-15-11 05:23 PM   #45 
  - Hey, the median IQ is 100. Think about it. Half of the people, by definition, are idiots.  truthisfreedom   Nov-15-11 05:24 PM   #46 
  - you do realize that even if everyone were twice as smart, the median IQ would be 100...  yawnmaster   Nov-15-11 07:11 PM   #73 
  - How about if they don't believe in it, they don't fucking watch it!  Crunchy Frog   Nov-15-11 05:25 PM   #47 
  - Seriously? That is bullshit.  blackspade   Nov-15-11 05:33 PM   #50 
  - Who made this ridiculous assumption?  ProudToBeBlueInRhody   Nov-15-11 05:45 PM   #52 
  - Adali Stevenson once said  Mendocino   Nov-15-11 05:46 PM   #53 
  - I'd have thought the Mail would approve  nxylas   Nov-15-11 05:58 PM   #54 
  - The really sad thing is  wial   Nov-15-11 06:08 PM   #57 
  - The deniers achieve backdoor censorship  PuffedMica   Nov-15-11 06:10 PM   #58 
  - Pretty much  slay   Nov-15-11 06:39 PM   #64 
  - Link: 10 countries declined the episode too!  radhika   Nov-15-11 06:19 PM   #59 
  - Keep the masses STOOPID! And gawd forbid...don't let them make up their own minds.  SoapBox   Nov-15-11 06:24 PM   #61 
  - So the "Dumbing Down of America" continues. The lobbyists don't even care about their own kids  judesedit   Nov-15-11 06:46 PM   #67 
  - How embarrassing! n/t  Laelth   Nov-15-11 07:00 PM   #68 
  - If ever there is an issue on which Americans need to hear  existentialist   Nov-15-11 07:04 PM   #69 
  - It's 21st Century America - Truth in Ignorance. n/t  RKP5637   Nov-15-11 07:06 PM   #70 
  - That still leaves 50% that DO believe in global warming.  Beartracks   Nov-15-11 07:07 PM   #71 
  - We are indeed a laughing stock to the rest of the world aren't we?  AllyCat   Nov-15-11 07:08 PM   #72 
  - Big news in the UK, not so big in the US...  Little Tich   Nov-15-11 07:12 PM   #74 
  - More like the Koch Bros. don't want Global Warming info out -- they control Congress -- !!  defendandprotect   Nov-15-11 07:13 PM   #75 
  - Ahem, do we have a government?  Rosa Luxemburg   Nov-15-11 07:15 PM   #76 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-15-11 07:25 PM   #79 
  - ugh! I get so angry when I see those damned propaganda commercials!  Divine Discontent   Nov-15-11 10:50 PM   #102 
  - Oh hi world! We in the US are turd idiots!  CoffeeCat   Nov-15-11 08:07 PM   #84 
  - The way the title is cut off, it looks like many in the US don't believe the Earth is a globe.  tclambert   Nov-15-11 08:33 PM   #86 
  - Excuse me, but why are ignorant, Bible-banging Repukes setting the tone for our own country?  Sarah Ibarruri   Nov-15-11 08:36 PM   #87 
  - And all our TEXT books are written by those bible thumpers  Auntie Bush   Nov-16-11 02:32 PM   #189 
  - Ignorance is bliss?  varelse   Nov-15-11 08:44 PM   #88 
  - What? We're now an official Knowledge Free Zone?  DirkGently   Nov-15-11 08:55 PM   #90 
  - Another "not shown" Discovery program  Bennyboy   Nov-15-11 09:02 PM   #91 
  - I was JUST thinking about "Conspiracy of Silence" - aka The Franklin Cover-up  slay   Nov-15-11 10:49 PM   #101 
  - Thanks for the links. n/t  Shining Jack   Nov-16-11 09:38 AM   #145 
  - U.S. viewers NEED to be upset!!! Geez. Embarrassing. n/t  cui bono   Nov-15-11 09:11 PM   #92 
  - Well, at least we have debunked the myth that it's a settled issue. n/t  24601   Nov-15-11 09:46 PM   #93 
  - America stupidity is why they need to show it. nt  Deep13   Nov-15-11 09:52 PM   #94 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-15-11 09:53 PM   #95 
  - The Teahadists I work with tell me  humbled_opinion   Nov-15-11 09:56 PM   #97 
  - Blame the corporations  Charlemagne   Nov-15-11 10:08 PM   #98 
  - I fully agree.  Quantess   Nov-16-11 05:44 AM   #117 
  - Is it part of this series?  PADemD   Nov-15-11 10:49 PM   #100 
  - No - it is new  slay   Nov-15-11 10:54 PM   #103 
  - Watch all of Frozen Planet episode 2 - "Spring" on youtube here:  slay   Nov-15-11 11:01 PM   #105 
  - Let's see....  G3ND3R_B3ND3R   Nov-15-11 11:47 PM   #106 
  - If I was religious and believed in praying to a god,  Richard D   Nov-16-11 12:50 AM   #107 
  - I've never listened to the GOP, they don't matter. Show the damn series.  ffr   Nov-16-11 01:33 AM   #108 
  - In a more perfect world, global climate change would only impact morons  tavalon   Nov-16-11 01:55 AM   #109 
  - our biggest universities endorse the loudest GW denial by broadcasting sports on RW radio  certainot   Nov-16-11 01:58 AM   #110 
  - The wrong voices are reaching the ears of BBC. There is *plenty* of interested people.  gtar100   Nov-16-11 02:50 AM   #112 
  - k&r n/t  RainDog   Nov-16-11 03:32 AM   #114 
  - K&R  PuffedMica   Nov-16-11 05:22 AM   #115 
  - Well, for those whom chose ignorance, Mother Nature cleans house of them  goforit   Nov-16-11 05:22 AM   #116 
  - I would hope it will be available online.  bluedave   Nov-16-11 06:29 AM   #118 
  - Well, darn. Can't they just show it to those of us who are sane?  Vinca   Nov-16-11 06:30 AM   #119 
  - Must not upset the sensibilities of the oil industry.  Enthusiast   Nov-16-11 06:35 AM   #121 
  - American idiots.  City Lights   Nov-16-11 06:42 AM   #122 
  - Oh man.  PotatoChip   Nov-16-11 07:03 AM   #123 
  - How embarrassing to all thinking Americans. nt  raccoon   Nov-16-11 07:50 AM   #125 
  - This is a BS excuse... bigtime interests are making this decision, no Americans  fascisthunter   Nov-16-11 08:11 AM   #127 
  - Yup.  Ganja Ninja   Nov-16-11 08:28 AM   #130 
  - Thanatos is strong in the U.S.  stillwaiting   Nov-16-11 08:42 AM   #131 
  - 1+++  patrice   Nov-16-11 08:48 AM   #132 
  - This seems like a stereotype to me because  Drale   Nov-16-11 08:51 AM   #133 
  - "You can't handle the truth"  ThomThom   Nov-16-11 09:23 AM   #139 
  - she blinded me with science  tomtharp   Nov-16-11 09:49 AM   #149 
  - The Actual Issue Isn't Global Warming  DallasNE   Nov-16-11 10:00 AM   #151 
  - We are so proud  JEB   Nov-16-11 10:34 AM   #159 
  - "...could upset viewers in the U.S..."  xxqqqzme   Nov-16-11 10:47 AM   #161 
  - They need to show it anyway. Ram it down our moron McRib eating throats!  Beavker   Nov-16-11 10:48 AM   #162 
  - Thanks again Reagan  dotymed   Nov-16-11 10:57 AM   #163 
  - They are bowing to Big Oil, and blaming the public...  Bluenorthwest   Nov-16-11 11:57 AM   #176 
  - "hostile to the idea of global warming."  No Joe   Nov-16-11 11:59 AM   #178 
  - The USA, where stupid people and their talking points defeat truth.  sarcasmo   Nov-16-11 12:02 PM   #179 
  - Irresponsible conservatives are determined to end the human race.  Amimnoch   Nov-16-11 12:47 PM   #182 
  - When will this be on Hulu or Netflix?  Lithos   Nov-16-11 12:57 PM   #184 
  - There will be ways to see it  slay   Nov-16-11 03:47 PM   #191 
  - This is really pathetic. If you don't want to watch a show about global warming,  Thumper79   Nov-16-11 01:43 PM   #185 
  - Very good piece on cif about this  Mark Baker   Nov-16-11 01:52 PM   #187 
  - Should say viewers in the U.S., where half the people are idiots  get the red out   Nov-16-11 01:59 PM   #188 
  - If you have a region-free (or hackable) DVD player, you can order  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-16-11 03:48 PM   #192 
     - I believe  dipsydoodle   Nov-16-11 04:06 PM   #193 
        - Not being the techie sort, I simply bought a region-free player a couple of years ago  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-16-11 04:48 PM   #195 
           - I wasn't sure whether or not you could play our dvds  dipsydoodle   Nov-16-11 05:33 PM   #196 
 

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