Sign In or Create an Account
My parents still have a milk man. The milk still comes in the little glass containers from the dairy farm too. It's awesome.
Actually most of the writers and producers of the plays are straight. They can't create anything, they only mimic social cues/act.
It's impossible for 3 key reasons.
1 is of course market share. Any platform that is marketed as being based on user-generated content is ALWAYS going to be valued based on its ability to capture a large number of users. Facebook is the largest so naturally it has more content/activity. Of course there is a market out there for people who despise Facebook or were banned, but that is still a tremendous minority compared to who is already on Facebook.
2 is inherent in the fact that it's a software or web-based application. This means that unlike hardware which becomes dated and is fairly easy to create something similar in a short amount of time, it is much harder to create something comparable. Of course there are open source social media sites and comparable alternatives, but Facebook is a central hub for virtually all personal data on the internet. You simply cannot aggregate that from scratch, nor can you match the number of features and updates that Facebook has implemented in anything short of say 5 years, assuming you have a fairly large labor and income resource, which due to number 1 is extremely unlikely.
3 is that social media is simply not profitable in the short term. Social media requires a build up period of user content in order to even be seen as worthwhile toward potential advertisers. Only once a large enough userbase has been established would advertisers be willing to pay. On top of that, Facebook has some of the most advanced AI and data scouring tools in the world, short only of Google. They create a complete profile of who you are and what your interests are to be able to target you with specific ads that advertisers will pay a lot of money for. Knowing that they have a virtually captive audience of exactly the right demographic is exactly what advertisers look for, and Facebook does it perfectly with a mix of hypnotic/psychological tricks that mimic gambling to turn their users into addicts.
They know they are a blight on humanity and are damaging people's psyches, but ultimately they are a for-profit corporation that pays extremely high salaries for workers to sell their souls and will continue to prey on the ignorant because nobody has told them it's not okay. There have been no real countermeasures or penalties imposed on them for their practices. The EU imposed the largest fine in its history on Facebook and it barely made a dent in their annual revenue. At the same time, politicians can go to their constituents and pretend they're providing value by leveraging the highest fines in history against the evil corporation. It's all a charade and it needs to stop.
That monarchy hasn't been effective since the Industrial Revolution. One example of a now failing monarchy does not make a strong argument. Europe was ruled by monarchies and became the heir of the world through it. Want a more modern example? Haile Selassie nearly totally turned around Ethiopia from a starving shithole into a real modern country, but was thwarted by Islamists and communists. The modern British monarchy is a joke to use as an example of a functional political monarchy. You're not arguing in good faith if you use it as such.
Parliament has been running the show for forever. The politicians are the problem, not the monarchy. Always has been. If you were well-versed in the history of the Founding Fathers like John Adams, you would know that much of their complaints of the Crown was that King George was not doing enough to stop Parliament from levying the taxes and ruining their livelihood. The American Revolutionaries sought help from King Louis of France, and many of them were somewhat Francophiles like Franklin and Jefferson. It was somewhat ironic that their admiration of France would then trigger its own ruinous revolution that would bring about the end of the French Monarchy that they admired.
You talk of one example of a modern, failing monarchy, yet I notice you're entirely ignorant of every other monarchy, the vast majority of which have been widely successful, stable, and popular among the nation's people. Monarchy is the single best way to ENSURE liberty. It ENABLES local decentralization, and wrangles in the psychopathic oligarchs that would otherwise sell out the country to other interests. This has ALWAYS been the case, you're just not versed on the subject.
I duly hope and pray for an American monarchy in my lifetime to put an end to this oligarchical nonsense. I would rather one man who sees the country as his family business at worst, a gift from God at best, run this country with meaningful and tangible long term goals, who is willing to die for his countrymen, run this country than any group of the snakes and vipers that compose our current "government". Christian Monarchy, not science, is what birthed the West and what made us the most feared and revered force of good in all of world history. It would be a shame to never see what this country and its people are truly capable of, locked behind bureaucrats and powerthirsty psychopaths.
My father is a surgeon and was an independent practitioner who took an offer he couldn't refuse. Medicare for All will be the same thing but on a way worse scale for independent practices.
It's because of Obamacare. Independent physicians make significantly less for the same procedures they've been doing for 20 years because they are forced to accept subpar insurance that does not really cover the cost of the procedure. As a result, these independent physicians cannot stay afloat and end up getting absorbed by big associate/partner firms or hospitals and end up making a heck of a lot more money for it without having to worry about the business side of things. It's extraordinarily appealing to virtually sell-out when your income is supplemented to 6-8x you're used to earning and your work life balance also improves.
Well if asymptomatic spread is no longer a thing, then we don't need masks anymore, right?
I drove up all the way through Texas the other day and almost all the billboards are black people. Strange, because I don't recall seeing very many of them on the road when I was passing through Troy and Bellmead.
It's not necessarily a job mandate, but as somebody that has been contracted to several high profile companies that have been pushing the vax (but not necessarily mandating it), they've effectively restricted the freedoms of what a person without a vax can do on the job. Sure you don't have to get it, but if you want to travel internationally or be privy to big in-person internal meetings or trainings (which may be very helpful for your career advancement to attend) you'll need it. If you want to take your kids to an amusement park, or attend a convention, or any other type of entertainment that has a huge barrier to entry for competition you will need the vax. Obviously there are many other things you can do with your time that won't require a vax, namely restaurants, gyms, arcades, and a few other locally owned type entertainment institutions are still fine, but for a lot of normies it's a huge sacrifice to give up experiences from their childhood that they can now not give to their kids.
THERE IT IS!
I miss the 2016 days. Good times....
It's definitely still a thing in many Asian communities. I know plenty of Koreans and CCP defectors' kids with names like David, Joshua, Matthew, Chris, Paul, and John.
Austin is definitely a strange one. It's by far the most commie, but at the same time I've met the most based people from Austin. Plus, Alex and Owen are there. Hottest fires temper, you know the thing.
Unfortunately, lobbying is necessary in a political environment where your lawmakers are too incompetent to be able to solve real problems. The lobbyists craft the laws to benefit their industries (namely tech and pharma) because the politicians don't know those fields at all. Obviously, this results in shoddy laws that benefit the top monopolies in tech and pharma to cull competition, but also provide kickbacks to the lawmakers who endorse these bills, usually through big donations or fundraising events.
There are no good outcomes or solutions in this political infrastructure. This is ultimately a shortcoming of democracy (or any elected government for that matter). The expertise of a few gets totally washed out by the incompetence and greed of the many.
I'm convinced Nassau was stolen. Republican rep had won on election day, but it took a full 2 weeks of mail-in fuckery afterward to change the results. So glad I left NY.
There is actually some interesting evidence that this is the case. Entertain this line of thought for a minute.
We are taught that the first Europeans were "misidentified" as gods by the Indians, because of their white skin. American Indian culture deities were all personas that gave them valuable tools, fire, light, etc. Their idea of gods were extremely pagan, not so unlike the Watchers in Enoch or "angels" in Genesis that provided man with metallurgy and taught us hygiene. There's a very very good chance that these deities/angels were real people that were many many years ahead of their time and were gifted individuals who pushed civilization in a way that we as modern society would equate to people like Tesla, Aristotle, Plato, or Benjamin Franklin.
Why would the Indians misidentify white Europeans as gods rather than as enemies, as many cannibal islanders identify foreigners as? This implies they had some form of contact many generations in the past that was documented in their mythos. Furthermore, there has been a history of European style statues and busts being discovered in Maine and other parts of that coast that predate anything in the US, but are covered up by the Smithsonian. I'll see if I can find a link to one such find, but it's difficult to track.
There's also the case of early European explorers documenting the "Patagonian Giants" in South America- a village of cannibals with lighter skin that had an avg height of 6'6 or 7'6 estimated that seems to have disappeared. Another village of bald white cannibals in Florida was documented by early Spanish explorers, and then there's the group of red haired, green eyed cannibals at Lovelock cave that persisted even into the early 1800s as a popular myth in local Indian tribes- with skeletons over 6' tall when the cave was excavated years later.
Just rumors, but supposedly he accidentally killed one of Ed Buck's sex slaves via overdose. Some also say that it was a child.
He never stands, only sits.
Sorry to hear that :/ I'm the only unjabbed person in my family as well. Fortunately they're not communists though and have no problems (that I know of) with my decision. My brother is just too much of a normie and uninvolved with politics (but he's very anti sjw) to not get why it's bad, and my parents were easily spooked by being over 60 and working in the medical field all their lives to distrust what the "medical science" tells them. All voted for Trump though in both 2016/2020, but are somehwat cowards to go against the grain in a deep blue state imo.
Which is why I left that state and work remotely now lol.
Really brings out a new perspective on "drinking the kool-aid", doesn't it? We're suffering from a mass psychosis perpetrated by a few dozen affluent evil people and their hundreds of thousands of unaware useful idiots.
Actually, it makes you look like a misguided and depressed fool with no prospects of redemption in this life or the next. Maybe you'll figure it out someday- that as a society we worship God because not only is He our Creator but also is our Saving Grace. Without Him, we are meaningless and self-destructive when left to our own devices. Only a damn fool would condemn God and Christianity when looking at the bleak life abandoning Him has wrought upon the world.
Ramses the Great and King Tut were white according to genetic testing (and basic antropology).
And yet they still can't find evidence of a "gay" gene. Tells you everything, really lol
Removed, need mirror pls