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#4 YouTube is the kind of place internet utopians dreamed about. You could literally get a kindergarten through grad school education entirely on YouTube in multiple disciplines for free if you wanted to.

Of course the realists knew almost all users would never tap into the deepest strengths of the internet, instead using it for entertainment or escapism.

What makes you think the "deepest strengths of the internet" are not escapism? After all, why are we commenting here?

>>You could literally get a kindergarten through grad school education entirely on YouTube in multiple disciplines for free if you wanted to.

If you knew what to look for and were particularly motivated, yes. There isn't any standard curriculum though.

That said, youtube is a great resource for learning about a specific topic. Want to know how to set up an email server on a cloud machine? Plenty of videos will walk you through it. Need help filling out your tax return? There are many videos on that topic, several authored by CPA's promoting their practices.

People comment for various reasons.

Think about 1950, for example. Tolstoy would have been long dead but Chekhov, had he not died young, could have been writing some seriously interesting short stories on his own personal website if such things existed in 1950, or he could have been commenting in his interesting way on websites of other people if he did not have a website of his own.....

EVERYTHING IS ESCAPISM except for this:

understanding why God knows that we are only happy when we love each other with disinterested love, understanding that the only things worth experiencing in this world are things that are kind, moral, true and unsinful,

and understanding what, in fact, is the sort of thing that is the sort of thing that we were born to do ----
care about other people
despise that which is bad and selfish.

Try and understand
try and understand that

metaphysics
philology
and the study of the laws of probability

are nothing compared to this:
truth
understanding of truth

and understanding that truth is
charity
pure unselfish charity

be a friend, a useful and unselfish and good-hearted friend, to a creature who never had a friend in this world

Proverbs 8

There is still a bias that lies between sound and semantics, in terms of arbitrage, there is always apprehension….Arbitrage is possible when one of three conditions is met:
1. The reason does not depend on credit ("the law of one price").
2. There is appreciation of currency.
3. An asset with a known price in the future does not today trade at its future price discounted at the risk-free interest rate (or, the asset has significant costs of storage; as such, for example, this condition holds for grain but not for securities).

Yet arbitrage is a chameleon, and the constant remains the same. There is profit maximation. There is the vital force (opportunity costs)—pejoration!, there is the existential force (corruption)—amelioration! There is broadening or a durative force in which the rates themselves become plural, and there is narrowing in which the term of sale is restricted.

YouTube car repair videos are simply amazing. Gen X of course is beyond useless when it comes to cars, repair having become too complicated for the layman as more and more cheap shit was stuffed under a smaller hood. We heroic Millenials can do practically anything thanks to insanely patient and detailed YouTube videos on almost any conceivable car repair. The lead-soaked Boomer brain may scoff, but I've replaced a transmission solenoid and an alternator with literally zero IRL car repair training thanks to YouTube. Yes, yes, that's not so impressive your lead-cratered neurons insist, but your daddy spent man-years teaching what little you know about car repair. All hail the Tube! And the impending demise of the worst generation as well.

YouTube car repair videos have saved me many hundreds of dollars over the years.

O people, I can
Lips spoke, my lips
Scarce or indiscernible
Coercion defines choice…vacuous chaos (cannon-canon)…innocuous (venomous)…snow flower….(enormous)… …yearn…yin …big bang…yang…)
or were stronger than the net with the jealous god (jubeln…diamond..moon’s diameter is 2,158.8) of blacksmiths tapped Venus and Mars, I would brea them as if they were made of reeds or cotton threads.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/4224... saying little & laying between

God Bless Justin Amash and God Bless America!!

Trump Approval Rating: 41%
In Favor of Impeachment: 45%

https://news.gallup.com/poll/259871/trump-approval-remains-low-40s.aspx

"Gallup" is not a real thing

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

It is inline with every other poll: approval in the low 40s and disapproval in the low 50s. btw, Drudge put up the Gallup link on his site and he's a Trump fan. He also put up the American pride at new lows headline too.

it is inline with every other poll

ok, the people who do the polls are smart
they know lots and lots about big data

back in the early 60s I knew that some ambitious young person like Obama would one day be PRESIDENT

Trust me I knew that someone like Obama would be president back in the early 1970s

trust me

the poor guy did not know that he would have to

HAVE AN UGLY WIFE

and he would have to follow the instructions of the Soroses and Clintons and the Cuomos

and by the way did I mention that he would have to pretend to love his unlovely wife, God bless her, at least she was a kind mother, and that is very very important, trust me

the real tragedy here is that so many of us are cold-hearted and unattractive

IF Obama had loved and married a woman who was warm-hearted and beautiful he might have had a nice life but he would never have been president

You know I know what I am talking about.
For the record, Melania would rather be married to someone like me than to her husband, but that makes no difference in the great scheme of things,

History is what it is, there are people who understand that
MOAB IS OUR WASHPOT
and there are people
who just don't get it.

Proverbs 8, my friend, is what you ought to read (although I assume you have almost memorized it - even if that is true READ IT AGAIN - God loves us all and for that reason there is nothing better we can do in this world than)
Be a Friend To a Creature Who Never Had a Friend in this world.

Trust me on that.

you write like a cuck.

HA HA HA

you have no idea who I am

God loves me

MY GUARDIAN ANGEL IS ONE OF THE CHERUBIM

you are a loser

but you are a lucky loser I pray for losers like you every day

Moab is not my washpot, Moab is

BLESSED BY GOD BECAUSE I BLESS MOAB

wake up little fellow,

you can be a REAL PERSON one day too

I have thousands of descendants who are just as silly as you

trust me

you can be better

and you will be better

MOAB IS MY WASHPOT

and that is good news for you,

you do not hate me

you WANT ME TO BE RIGHT

Trust me I want EVERYBODY TO BE HAPPY but help me out a little here

seriously in your heart of hearts try

TO CARE ABOUT EVERYBODY

I will never get a single cent from your efforts
FOR GOD'S SAKE pray for those who need your prayers
and remember none of your prayers will do me any good
because I only want those prayers to be effective
I do not want anything more than that

this is not 2019 my friend this is the BEST YEAR IT COULD BE
you can move mountains with prayer
and I will never get a single cent or a single smile from an admiring fan for this:

I TOLD YOU WHAT TO PRAY FOR.
pray for peace and justice to be the great gifts that overwhelmed you with joy you never experienced even in the best of your dreams:
PRAY FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE FOR YOUR HOMELAND
and remember that God loves us all

and God loves you more than God loves me.

I don't have a "guardian angel"
God is my friend.
And yours, too.

Think about it.

Chicago, 1988.

I remember.

I am in a good mood tonight so I am going to say this:

PRAY FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE TO BE THE GREAT GIFTS THAT OVERWHELMED YOU WITH JOY YOU NEVER EXPERIENCED EVEN IN THE BEST OF YOUR DREAMS

(to tell the truth I am in a good mood every night of my life because I know God loves us and IT IS A SIMPLE QUESTION of being full of love for God that is the question you have to answer and I KNOW YOU REMEMBER
those days, when you were young, when GOD and you were friends before you had forgotten ....)

WAKE UP SHEEPLE

God loves you

it is no small thing to be a friend to a creature who never had a friend in this world

don't be selfish

it is so easy not to be selfish

I remember

THE GARDEN OF EDEN
BEULAH LAND

HEAVEN

wake up sheeple, there is no reason to be bitter or to be unlikeable

you do not have to be

RICH

like the millionaire Billy Graham

you do not have to be

PRAISED AND PRAISED AGAIN

like the poor Bishop of Rome who prayed so often in " a special way " for Poland, the poor man

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO THINK THAT THE BEATLES KNEW MORE ABOUT MUSIC THAN YOU OR THAT YOU ARE LESS CLOSE TO GOD THAN THE GREATEST OF THE HIGH RENAISSANCE PAINTERS

you only need to do one thing ....

remember how wonderful it is to be a good-hearted friend of God's,
to be someone who has been kind to every one they have ever met

Chicago, 1988.

You might not know this, but God loves you, and remembers every good thing you have ever done with a passion and an amazing level of understanding.

Think about it.

pray for peace and justice

pray with your heart for peace and justice

if you can do that, trust me, your young men and women will dream dreams and your old men and women will joyfully say words of prophecy
John 3:16

God bless the sore losers who push things like impeachment that will help the president win re-election!

I kind of want to see an impeachment not for any political reasons but because I think it would be entertaining. Am I a bad person for feeling like this?

Yes, firing the Constitution's canon (or what you in the 21st century call the "nuclear option") of impeachment merely to be entertained is indeed a sign of corruption. I warned you that enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm, but if you treat the Constitution as a plaything, then you will become subject to (and deserve) real despotism.

On this 4th remember we have a 4th amendment that our Federal government refuses to uphold as they search our phones and laptops at the border. The SCOTUS needs to declare this policy as unconstitutional and restore liberty to our lands:

https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/07/us_journalist_d.html

pretty disturbing if true. our gizmos have more of our lives on them than ever before. do our justices even understand today's technology or is this another rerun of scalia's hbo over the airwaves?

On July Fourth 1776, America was born when the Founding Fathers decided to no longer be England's cuckolds. On this July Fourth, refuse to be a cuckold and tell every liberal, conservative, and libertarian why they are clueless idiots. Liberty begins when tyranny and cuckoldry ends.

#1 That's a lot of prediction about the future.

I wonder if the comment boxes on this blog were attacked by a horde of Russian pro-Trump bots.

I mean, some of those comments are really weird...

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