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Black Thunder 42:
I do keep the tv on, mainly its white noise. I rarely listen to the news, but like TCM(old black/white moves of the 30's), and scan the religious stations before going to bed.
Overall, I grew up in a time when technology was the god, and it promised everything. Now, of course I know that was a deception. Free electricity was the rage, but look at the cost. That was my first big let down in the gods of the modern age.
So I set at work, to learn how to think, as I realized how vulnerably ignorant I was. To me, the gaining of data and observation is always skewed by bias, yet it does propel one forward, even if the end result is failure. Firm resolve produces endurance.
The "American Dream" was/is a con to boost already rich profiteers into "megateers". Keeping the "joe" running in circles to pay more and more for less and less, and never giving him the time or tools to figure out what they are doing. I realized that well over 30 years ago, so I remain bondage free.