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I believe the largest distraction from print magazines and news papers are all the advertising. Print, digital, internet, or even pumping gas at the gas station you can’t escape it. TV news channels are probably the worst.

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I am encouraged at how many are identifying this and forsaking TV and worldly practices.
"For the days are evil".
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I really enjoy magazines or did anyway. They were my only source for information, and entertainment related to hunting, and exotic cars. I could not hope to take an African safari or even travel to Alaska for that matter. A Corvette was about as exotic a car as you could hope to encounter in Beanrow county Illinois.

Now I can find an unlimited supply of whatever crosses my mind instantly and I can dig as deep as I want into the esoterica of a subject. The interweb has spoiled me like no printed and bound tome ever did. I can now find like minded individuals to discuss the subjects with. Ask a buddy about his thoughts on the Panamera, I get “ I ain’t into all that foo foo bread and salads over there, talk to the wife about that, soy boy” .

Their time has passed as has that of newspapers. Online they both may survive paying the bills will be problematic I fear. If the photographer is competing with every cell phone holding hunter who is happy to give away a pretty good image for free. The writers have much the same problem, witness the blogosphere. Pretty decent writers are out there for free all day every day.


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I loved magazines too, and read many regularly at libraries and by subscription. There are still magazines worthy of subscription, but they are very specialized.
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Let's include how some teachers impress THEIR morals and ideas on our children and slack off things like teaching the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and generally the useful things people in a Republic should learn.

That's how we slipped into where we are and the place we're heading without the influence of educators? You are 100% correct goodshot!
My grand daughter informed me that we are a democracy. I was quick to inform her that we were indeed a republic from the get go and still are! I said, "Honey you can tell your socialistic democrat teacher that Papa Rod said so!" It will work out ok in the end as my son-in-law plans to straighten that out at parent/teacher conference time. The teacher will have a broader perspective by the time he's done!
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The biggest problem with the Net, sites come and sites go, I have found many I used to visit, especially if book marked but not looked at for over a year, are Pffft, gone.
As long as you take care of them , magazines, and books, are forever.

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Remember reading OutDoor Life, Field & Stream and Sports Afield? Great articles about actual fishing, hunting and camping adventures by real people. Then there were the humor authors like Patrick F. McManus that brought up the rear in a magazine to leave you with a laugh. These days are forever gone and sadly so.

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I remember McManus, he had a sense of humor without equal!
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I remember McManus, he had a sense of humor without equal!
He was awesome! I have read all his books.
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The biggest problem with the Net, sites come and sites go, I have found many I used to visit, especially if book marked but not looked at for over a year, are not Pffft, gone.
As long as you take care of them , magazines, and books, are forever.
True if you live in the same house you were raised in. But if you make major moves during your lifetime then you must cull through your library each time.

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