« Last post by Ibrahim90 on April 28, 2017, 02:44:46 AM »
Seriously, this guy deserves it:
This Moroccan gentleman has produced a series of videos called "the conspiracy", which propose all manner of fantastical conspiracies, from the Ebola one up there, to the idea that a certain Setasi is a Greek conspiracy to reintroduce Hellenic Paganism into Morocco. (the video up there does come with English closed captions).
Why the Silver cluon? well, these are parodies, with a specific purpose: to show how easy it is to cook up a conspiracy, and reveal therefore the folly of blindly subscribing to one. But they aren't just any parodies. I'll let the man speak for himself (he puts it under every video in the series):
هذه السلسلة هدفها السخرية وإظهار سهولة خلق نظريات المؤامرة من حقائق ووقائع موثقة
The goal of this series is satire, and the demonstration of the ease of the creation of conspiracy theories, with the use of documented facts and incidences
And my god is he lulz (though to be honest, I have to turn on the subtitles where I can: Moroccan Arabic is actually almost completely unintelligible to a Levantine Arabic Speaker (e.g., myself). Mercifully the disclaimer is in Fusha, which any Arab can understand.
« Last post by MrBogosity on April 25, 2017, 11:08:11 AM »
YouTube does give you an alternative for monetization with YouTube Red. If you're a YouTube Red user, then you don't get ads and the channel gets the appropriate portion of the money you pay. But a channel creator can also make a video EXCLUSIVELY for YouTube Red members. That might be an idea for the future when there's a lot more of them, but right now I get so little monetization from Red members it wouldn't be worth it.
« Last post by evensgrey on April 24, 2017, 12:07:23 PM »
The WWI soccer game in No-Man's Land was between the British and German front line troops on Christmas of 1914. High Command was not pleased, to say the least.
Don't forget, Julie Bindle openly advocates murdering people like Luke Harwood (who's killers were all put away for lengthy prison terms, which does precious little for him or his wife and child). Put her in the same classification as Antifa members (violent thugs to be treated as likely to attack at any moment for no reason) and treat accordingly.
Newspapers began going downhill (and fast) as soon as ad revenues exceed newspaper sales revenues. Once that happened, it became more important to not offend advertisers than to give readers the information and analysis they wanted (which, by the way, was as biased as anything we see in the New Media today). With newspapers becoming bland and uniform to appeal to the advertisers, cities like New York, that once supported dozens of different papers, which might bring out a dozen editions in a day for fast-moving stories, now support only a very few, and never do special editions, despite massive increases in population.
The best thing about the current set up is you can go directly to the consumers of your material and solicit donations from them, and ignore things like YouTube monetization.
« Last post by evensgrey on April 23, 2017, 01:53:34 PM »
There's a link in the comments of the article to a legal blog search for the judge in question. It seems he's got a habit of making really bad rulings, including rulings with the obvious and specific purpose of protecting corrupt and legally dubious actions by not-quite-real agencies the state of New York.
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« Last post by Daofather on April 15, 2017, 12:39:16 PM »
Quote from: Dick Masterson
The middle east is a boat that I dunno, Eisenhower bought? and for some reason... every president thinks that they're going to fix this boat up... Bush goes in, he's like "all we need is a new shell; and a new engine; and a new upholstery; and a new life vest; and a new tow rope; and a new trailer: that's all we need. that's all we need, and we're gonna do it." so he sends trillions of dollars there. Boat doesn't get fucking fixed. ... Trump said "I'm not dumping any more money into this boat." Bush couldn't fix it, Obama tried to parley the boat to another boat, Obama tried to get us TWO BOATS! He goes "Bush fucked up the boat that we had, so I'm going to trade this boat we have with a guy I know for two boats. So the odds that one of those boats works is better than one boat working." So now Obama's got two boats, neither of those fucking work. Now we've got to fix two boats.
Trumps whole campaign was "I'm no longer fixing boats" NO MORE BOATS! WE'RE GOING TO FIX OUR HOUSE! Day fucking 70, what's he doing?, he's eyeing that boat. We're like "No mister Trump, don't eye that boat, just let it sit in the yard, it's okay" and he's going "Ehh... I dunno, I think I could fix that boat; chemicals are leaking out of the tank; they're fucking up the yard; I gotta do something about that" and we're like "NO MISTER TRUMP! It's okay! Just let the chemicals leak out! There's chemicals all over the place! That part of the yard doesn't matter, there's whole sections of the yard called Africa where there's no grass at all! Where 900 kids die every fucking day because they're not getting water. Ignore the chemicals dripping out of the fucking boat. ... You know what the best thing to do with the boat is? Trump goes out to the yard, takes the boat, rolls it across the street. "HEY RUSSIA! I'VE GOT A FREE BOAT! FREE BOAT!"