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So my brother was talking with a friend of his. Some of the topics of conversation were being hired to work for the government cause the pay's good (the concept made me seethe inside), talks about cars and nice models (again, made me seethe inside), then talking about finishing his PhD to get a good paying job (more seething because temporal prostitution is lauded and applauded).

After a while I started seething for another reason: My lack of meaningful execution. Although I am in a much better place than where I used to be even one year ago (both physically and mentally), I'm still struggling to shake off the things university tried to engrain within me, and I find it more comfortable to say I'm slowly progressing. However actual sales are $0.

The worst part is, I have no idea how to deal with this dissonance.
 

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f*ck all of the Covid conspiracy nut jobs. f*ck all of the sheep as well.
If you are either:
A. Extremely against vaccines, masks etc., you are a card-carrying cult member.
B. Extremely for vaccines and masks etc., you are also a card-carrying cult member.

The conviction on both sides is absolutely laughable. I see people share news about vaccines and how terrible they are, like they 100% believe this is a fact. That gets shared by hundreds of thousands, only to research and find out it comes from a propaganda website.

People say vaccines are safe/ not safe. I honestly HAVE NO IDEA.

So in Australia - Out of 3.6 million doses, 210 deaths due to the vaccine. How many deaths if 3.6 million catch covid? I would say much more than 210.

But this also brings into question the validity of the Covid positive cases using PCR. I found conspiracy/whatever you want to call them videos on the inventor saying PCR can basically find anything if you want them to. Still, these are only clips and don't play a full video that can be easily taken out of context.

The problem is, I have no idea what to believe, and both sides of the fence seem like utter nutjobs to me.
The Information is fed to us seems to be the issue.

Only a crazy conspiracy theorist wouldn't trust these guys


"Pfizer Inc PFE.N on Tuesday said it has reached a $486 million settlement of litigation accusing it of causing big losses for shareholders by concealing safety risks associated with its Celebrex and Bextra pain-relieving drugs."


"Facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc caused cancer, J&J insists on the safety and purity of its iconic product. But internal documents examined by Reuters show that the company's powder was sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos and that J&J kept that information from regulators and the public."


"The United States contends that AstraZeneca promoted the unapproved uses by improperly and unduly influencing the content of, and speakers, in company-sponsored continuing medical education programs. The company also engaged doctors to give promotional speaker programs on unapproved uses for Seroquel and to conduct studies on unapproved uses of Seroquel. In addition, the company recruited doctors to serve as authors of articles that were ghostwritten by medical literature companies and about studies the doctors in question did not conduct. AstraZeneca then used those studies and articles as the basis for promotional messages about unapproved uses of Seroquel."
 

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Only a crazy conspiracy theorist wouldn't trust these guys


"Pfizer Inc PFE.N on Tuesday said it has reached a $486 million settlement of litigation accusing it of causing big losses for shareholders by concealing safety risks associated with its Celebrex and Bextra pain-relieving drugs."


"Facing thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc caused cancer, J&J insists on the safety and purity of its iconic product. But internal documents examined by Reuters show that the company's powder was sometimes tainted with carcinogenic asbestos and that J&J kept that information from regulators and the public."


"The United States contends that AstraZeneca promoted the unapproved uses by improperly and unduly influencing the content of, and speakers, in company-sponsored continuing medical education programs. The company also engaged doctors to give promotional speaker programs on unapproved uses for Seroquel and to conduct studies on unapproved uses of Seroquel. In addition, the company recruited doctors to serve as authors of articles that were ghostwritten by medical literature companies and about studies the doctors in question did not conduct. AstraZeneca then used those studies and articles as the basis for promotional messages about unapproved uses of Seroquel."

Yeh, dude I know all about the drug companies.

Conspiracy was a word created to make people sound crazy.

I'm just saying that the extreme view on both sides smells of the crazies.
 

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I’ve always been a capitalist.

What people who are capitalist don’t realize though is how many big companies are just socialism in disguise.

There are corporations that are not real. They are basically fake private companies.

Start with Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac and expand your vision from there.

Government isn’t stupid. They know what they’re doing.

tHeYrE a PrIvAtE bUsInEsS

even private colleges aren’t really private - they get government funding. Same with most of our healthcare system. Same with mortgages and big banks. Look at Pfizer, Moderna, J&J.

The amount of government involved in all of this means it’s already not capitalist lol
 

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If you want to be a rich internet celebrity and have zero shame, the process is simple:

Do something dumb -> advertise it everywhere -> get lots of attention and money -> repeat with more money spent on bigger dumb things and more advertising.

Then for the next trick, sell “how to” books and courses on the above. Price the book at $19.99 with an up sell to the course for $999.

Then parlay that to an annual convention in Miami for $2,999.

Invite me on your private jet!
 

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Out of 3.6 million doses, 210 deaths due to the vaccine.

The problem is, you don't know if 210 deaths are the reported facts, or the fudged facts. Kinda like the 400 lb obese guy with asthma and diabetes who died was also labeled a "Covid death"

Maybe the death # is 210,000 not 210, but you don't know the real truth because it doesn't serve the agenda-- and what doesn't serve the agenda, isn't reported by the corporate media. If massive vaccine deaths were occurring, do you honestly believe the media would report it? And on top of it, the government would allow it?

The answer is NO on both.

If you want to be a rich internet celebrity and have zero shame, the process is simple:

Do something dumb -> advertise it everywhere -> get lots of attention and money -> repeat with more money spent on bigger dumb things and more advertising.

Then for the next trick, sell “how to” books and courses on the above. Price the book at $19.99 with an up sell to the course for $999.

Then parlay that to an annual convention in Miami for $2,999.

Invite me on your private jet!

LOL, you just described the internet celebrity "get rich" business model.
 

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The problem is, you don't know if 210 deaths are the reported facts, or the fudged facts. Kinda like the 400 lb obese guy with asthma and diabetes who died was also labeled a "Covid death"

Maybe the death # is 210,000 not 210, but you don't know the real truth because it doesn't serve the agenda-- and what doesn't serve the agenda, isn't reported by the corporate media. If massive vaccine deaths were occurring, do you honestly believe the media would report it? And on top of it, the government would allow it?

The answer is NO on both.



LOL, you just described the internet celebrity "get rich" business model.
hahaha...

It's so easy to understand. I would do it, but I have too much self-respect.

Also being famous is kind of scary. You probably understand that part.
 

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Marketing 101?

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I’ve always been a capitalist.

What people who are capitalist don’t realize though is how many big companies are just socialism in disguise.

Capitalism vs Socialism - who cares?

Human nature will play itself out the same way on either of those games. People will fight ruthlessly for power until only a small handful actually have it. Then the systems will stagnate, slowly fall apart, and new systems will take their place for the same game to be played out again.
 

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Capitalism vs Socialism - who cares?

Human nature will play itself out the same way on either of those games. People will fight ruthlessly for power until only a small handful actually have it. Then the systems will stagnate, slowly fall apart, and new systems will take their place for the same game to be played out again.
If you own a business that’s worth anything, you should.
 

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Capitalism vs Socialism - who cares?

Human nature will play itself out the same way on either of those games. People will fight ruthlessly for power until only a small handful actually have it. Then the systems will stagnate, slowly fall apart, and new systems will take their place for the same game to be played out again.

It’s hard to understand the value of a farmer, until you kill all the farmers in a revolution and then find yourselves starving to death.
 

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Are there any good threads on this forum about where to find ambitious / interesting people? Potential business partners, people to spar with, people to do exciting stuff, with, etc.
 

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Are there any good threads on this forum about where to find ambitious / interesting people? Potential business partners, people to spar with, people to do exciting stuff, with, etc.

I once posted this:

But to be honest I suck at it.
 

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People pick up some of the mannerisms of their ancestors, so I would be wary of people that had crazies in their family.

But the real thing to remember is that anyone with a victim complex is absolutely worthless and should be totally ignored.

Hard digression - are there nice clothes like button downs and chino shorts that aren't restrictive? I like dressing nice occasionally, but I don't like the idea of being handicapped if someone tries to fight me at a bar.
 

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another niche business idea I think about a lot but probably don't have time for:

hot weather work clothes.

Welders and construction workers need clothing that protects them but can keep them cool in warm climates.

Hell, even though I work in an office I still have to wear pants instead of shorts in case I go to the jobsite.

This is a need.
 

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@Flint 's avatar is illegal, always catches my attention in the main page list.
Haha I'm glad I've brought you back to the forum and elicited a reaction.

You'll love Ca$hvertising and it's Ad-Agency Secret #7. ;)

Stop reading for a moment and grab your local newspaper. What shape are most ads? Without ever seeing the paper you’re reading, I know that most are square, followed by rectangle. Over and over, and over...the same two shapes. Not because that’s what’s proven to be most effective. (It hasn’t.) But simply because these shapes allow publishers to optimize their sales space. It’s easy to fit them side by side.

So be a rebel, break away from the copycat pack, stand out on even the most crowded newspaper pages by running an eye-grabbing circle ad. The advertising industry publication Printer’s Ink reported the effectiveness of this simple technique decades ago, but few advertisers know about it, and even fewer have ever used it. Instead of the typical rectangle or square, have your ad set within a circular border. (Run your copy the standard way; don’t curve it around the interior of the circle.) Circular ads get more attention and yours will stand out—dramatically—from your “square” competition.

A little hint for TFLF youtubers and their video thumbnails... ;)
 

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I’ve always been a capitalist.

What people who are capitalist don’t realize though is how many big companies are just socialism in disguise.

There are corporations that are not real. They are basically fake private companies.

Start with Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac and expand your vision from there.

Government isn’t stupid. They know what they’re doing.

tHeYrE a PrIvAtE bUsInEsS

even private colleges aren’t really private - they get government funding. Same with most of our healthcare system. Same with mortgages and big banks. Look at Pfizer, Moderna, J&J.

The amount of government involved in all of this means it’s already not capitalist lol


An American meets a Russian and tell him "we have freedom of speech". Russian replies "So what? We have freedom of speech too! It's the freedom after speech that I want".
 

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An American meets a Russian and tell him "we have freedom of speech". Russian replies "So what? We have freedom of speech too! It's the freedom after speech that I want".
Yup, that's what every dictator says... "freedom after speech" isn't guaranteed.

yeah, that's not freedom of speech!!!
 

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LOL, Anchor is ready for a multi-planetary future.
 

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This was pretty funny, hopefully makes some kids switch Coke to water.

LOL. I never understood why companies think it's a good idea to give athletes during a freaking sports event some crappy sugary drink. It's like a beer company sponsoring an AA potluck.
 

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Reminder for my American business owners with profits... today is estimated tax day. Don't forget to pay your feudal lords your taxes please....

This was pretty funny, hopefully makes some kids switch Coke to water.

Ah yes, the wonderful world of marketing illusions and fantasies -- the athletes don't drink that crap, but their spectators do.

So tired of seeing beer and soda commercials featuring world class athletes when they should be featuring obese couch potatoes.
 

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