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I have three of these on the way. Excited to give them a shot vs traditional cigars. A guilt free, stink free, cigar I can smoke while recording a radio show or driving would be pretty epic.

 

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There have been so many times that I've solved programming problems that I spent hours getting nowhere on by simply taking a break.
 

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Here’s a good rant...

You CAN simultaneously believe that BLM is a steaming racist pile of Marxist shit and also think power trip cops like Derick Chauvin are scumbags that deserve every second of a horrible prison sentence.

People who make excuses for the cop piss me off. People who riot, steal and destroy private property piss me off as well.
 

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Here’s a good rant...

You CAN simultaneously believe that BLM is a steaming racist pile of Marxist shit and also think power trip cops like Derick Chauvin are scumbags that deserve every second of a horrible prison sentence.

People who make excuses for the cop piss me off. People who riot, steal and destroy private property piss me off as well.
Blame everything on the media and our "new generation" of teens that only know how to dance on Tik Tok.

I saw a headline this morning on my phone that said "White cop faces assault charges after shoving Black male to the ground".

Why can't it say "Cop faces assault charges after shoving male victim to the ground".

This is what's wrong with society.
 

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Thoughts on possible marketing campaigns...

"Our pesticide doesn't work after spraying the crops twice, so you need to buy more pesticide. Otherwise bugs will eat all your crops!"

"Washing your shirts twice with our detergent doesn't get rid of the dirt! So you need to buy more detergent, or else you'll have lots of dirt on you!"

"Our fertilizer doesn't make plants grow, so you need more of our fertilizer, or else your plants won't grow!"

"These scissors don't cut hair! So you need to come to the barber shop more often, or else your hair will get way too long!"

No seriously, hear me out. If this logic works, what more do we need? We've been overthinking it this whole time haven't we?
 

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Thoughts on possible marketing campaigns...

"Our pesticide doesn't work after spraying the crops twice, so you need to buy more pesticide. Otherwise bugs will eat all your crops!"

"Washing your shirts twice with our detergent doesn't get rid of the dirt! So you need to buy more detergent, or else you'll have lots of dirt on you!"

"Our fertilizer doesn't make plants grow, so you need more of our fertilizer, or else your plants won't grow!"

"These scissors don't cut hair! So you need to come to the barber shop more often, or else your hair will get way too long!"

No seriously, hear me out. If this logic works, what more do we need? We've been overthinking it this whole time haven't we?

Oooo, fun.

Our light bulbs wear out. Buy more light bulbs. Or you'll live in the dark.

This seminar didn't teach you enough. Buy our next super seminar. Or you'll live in the dark.

Our batteries wear out after two freaking years. Buy new phones. Or you'll live in the dark ages.

Is it just me, or is this latest round of vaccine news is the only part of this ordeal that sounds vaguely familiar... :rofl:

Just ordered all three. Thanks!

This is an important skill always worth sharpening.

You can probably skip the small talk one. I only recommend that one to people looking to get comfortable networking. I'm editing the post to reflect that.

You'll get good ideas from the other two.
 

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Isn't this what 95% of infomarketing and seminar firms do already? :happy:

Yes.

Hang on, I just need to adjust my tin foil hat a moment. Ok, so...

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And the light bulb and cell phone companies too...



I recently thought to just reactivate my old razr flip phone. It actually still works 18ish years later, unlike every other phone I've owned since. Can you believe that? And batteries for that are cheap. Too bad 3G will be deprecated soon.


Damn. Ok, at least that is in the name of a faster, more capable 5G network. We're getting a trade off there.

I read this article today. Hard not to see this as intentional...


I seem to recall the ps4 being billed as the last console you'll need to buy. Totally upgradable. Or was that the ps3? Meh, who cares? Onto the ps5. Chuck more plastic electronics in landfills.

(Hang on, I have to check and make sure I'm in the rant thread. Yeah? Ok. To continue... )

It's an epidemic (pandemic?) of ever worsening quality and we consumers have been accepting it for ages. Planned obsolescence. Actually, it's worse, we reward companies for it.

What it is about us that we hafta have newer or flashier, as if those words are synonyms for better?

Does anyone know the name of the guy who invented the everlasting light bulb? Why not? That cheesy website is the best we can do? What do we really value here?

Why should we expect vaccines to be any different? This isn't the 1950's. We aren't curing polio in one shot.

Joseph Salk died poor. That's the real takeaway from the history of polio. Vaccine companies (I use the term loosely, as some of these companies that have never brought a vaccine to market before) can't have that.

Sssh, nobody pay too much attention to whether mutations are caused by vaccination, if it does, that'll just lead to increased demand for more vaccination. Winner winner.

Cure? Is anyone even working on one? Can we look into that? Do we cure anything anymore? Did that dream die with Jerry Lewis?

Is it just me, or did the flu vaccine prove the model? The only problem is the low rates of vaccine adoption. How can we fix that?

I swear somewhere along the line we as a society, as a world, got way too "smart" for our own good.

So this is what passes for vaccination in the new go go 2020's. Multiple uses, no liability, backed and purchased by government dollars and insurance pools with a strong arm government marketing campaign.

Anyone actually know how much this stuff costs? Can't wait to see next year's insurance premiums. Who says the government can't get anything done?

Frankly, the staunchest profiteers in the thread should be sitting in the front row taking notes at this masterclass of modern market principles. This ain't your granddaddy's free market...

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Woo, ok, got on a bit of a roll there. The tin foil stuff isn't my strong suit. How'd I do? :happy:

h/t to @WillHurtDontCare he shared that one article and I've been cheesed off about the vaccine companies ever since...
 

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“Vaccination alone is no guarantee that you can open up,” he said.

“This is a discussion I had with Professor (Brendan) Murphy in just the last 24 hours, that if the whole country was vaccinated, you couldn’t just open the borders, we still have to look at a series of different factors.

“Transmission, longevity and the global impact, and those are factors which the world is learning about.”

This keeps getting better and better. Seriously, I don't think any dystopian fiction writer could come up with this. Their logic is impeccable. "Even if everyone is vaccinated, we STILL won't open the borders."

How about you just burn the entire country to the ground just to be on the safe side?

@Timmy C, what do Australians think about it? Do most of them really support this absolute nonsense?
 

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Here's a little hack for deciding what to work on.

Instead of asking what's "Most Important"...
Ask "What will I regret the most by NOT doing, long term?"

Top 10% of my list were suprisingly simple things like watch the sunset, dance with my girl, etc

That should set you straight. It has for me.
 

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How to get rich in two steps:
1. Create unprofitable but popular business.
2. Go to stock market and file for an IPO.

Simple as that.
This should give people with an actual business that makes actual money some encouragement... Because your observation is not wrong.
 

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How to get rich in two steps:
1. Create unprofitable but popular business.
2. Go to stock market and file for an IPO.

Simple as that.

Apparently, popularity is overrated as well...


(Small deli with $35k in sales over 2 years is worth $100M+ in the market)
 

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My cousin lives in Chile, one of the most vaccinated countrys of the world... they must be doing great covid wise right ? Nope. They are in total lockdown like in the start of the madness. You are not allowed to step out of your front door... like, outside your own house... you can't go there. In the internet you can't buy stuff like chairs or tables or whatever the goverment deems "non essential". Schools are closed etc.

Yeah, just listen to the experts and do what you are told... It will be great...

That Nuremberg trials thing sounds like fun, we should do that again.
 

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Bitcoin falls as Turkey bans cryptocurrency payments

And just like that with the snap of a finger governments can ban crypto. Knowing how governments work they will take 1% of the problem and claim its 99% of the problem. They will say crypto is only good for terrorist funding, money laundering and human trafficking.

The same way the British parliament banned colonial script. The same way the Bank of England attacked the tally stick system.
 

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The same way the British parliament banned colonial script. The same way the Bank of England attacked the tally stick system.

Of course, this is why I'm not generally bullish on crypto.

Anything they can't control they will either besmirch, regulate, or make illegal. Why do you think the world powers, media included, hated Trump? Not because he was some uncouth unpredictable buffoon, it was because he couldn't be controlled. And things that can't be controlled are a threat to the world order. COVID taught them that the general populace can be easily controlled, they're not about to lose control over their currency.
 

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And things that can't be controlled are a threat to the world order

Exactly. And as history has shown it always happens under the table when no one is looking as a ruse. And with the help of shills in positions of authority. Just like how they brought communism to power.


it was because he couldn't be controlled.

I think Donald underestimated the deep state. They even controlled the personnel that surrounded him and the information that flowed to and from him.
 

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I always thought I was too lazy, fighting my tendency towards laziness, but I’ve learned that I’m actually not and I just hate busy work.

Busy work, repetitive chores, maintenance that goes nowhere... that sucks to me. It’s important but it sucks.

Yet I get excited to work 12 hours 7 days per week on things that push me forward and make results happen.

I bet a lot of the people on this forum feel that way! Maybe you just value effectiveness over efficiency.
 

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I always thought I was too lazy, fighting my tendency towards laziness, but I’ve learned that I’m actually not and I just hate busy work.

Busy work, repetitive chores, maintenance that goes nowhere... that sucks to me. It’s important but it sucks.

Yet I get excited to work 12 hours 7 days per week on things that push me forward and make results happen.

I bet a lot of the people on this forum feel that way! Maybe you just value effectiveness over efficiency.

Hire for the work you don't wanna do, focus on working on the business, not in it!
 

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Hire for the work you don't wanna do, focus on working on the business, not in it!
Definitely. There are levels to this of course - a business is like a person - your business must live within its means.
 

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Definitely. There are levels to this of course - a business is like a person - your business must live within its means.

Check out the E-Myth, really amazing book. Must read for any entrepreneur
 

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