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[–] grandmacaesar 1 points 78 points (+79|-1) ago 

I unplugged nearly 10 years ago. I didn't look at a tv screen for over a month. The first encounter was in the waiting area of my child's pediatrician's office. An afternoon talk show was on, and the guest was an elementary school teacher by day and a professional dominatrix by night. I started to feel sick, like I could see that there was an agenda behind the story, and when I looked around the room at the others staring into this filth-spewing shit-box, my head started to spin. The host and the audience were in awe of the whore's story, and at the end of her interview, there was a q and a with certain audience members reading obviously scripted questions, all of them showing this in a highly respectable light. I asked everyone if I could turn it off, and when nobody responded, I did just that.

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[–] EndTheFed4 3 points 41 points (+44|-3) ago 

The KIKES are responsible for that filth

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[–] Res_Publica 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

We should all make it a point to find a Jewish girl each, and do our best to get them hooked on opioids. Then we should refer them to some black gangster dealers.

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[–] Pf987 2 points -2 points (+0|-2) ago 

jesus christ...

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[–] Trash_Panda 1 points 14 points (+15|-1) ago  (edited ago)

And then after 5-10 seconds with their mouths open they slowly looked away and continued aimlessly wandering about?

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[–] BlueDrache 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Mmm... Electric Thorazine.

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[–] mostlyfriendly 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Good job!

I'm constantly muting or turning off TVs in waiting rooms. (doctors, repair shops, etc.) 90% of the time, I get smiles or an audible 'thank you' from the other people people waiting. I've never had a negative reaction ... except for an occasional poor employee who is just trying to follow some stupid company policy.

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[–] Adam_Jensen_ 2 points 59 points (+61|-2) ago  (edited ago)

Television has meant to serve as the "bootloader" for the human brain. A person will shut down the part of their brain that challenges information received and accepts the information from the TV. However, it is active in person-to-person conversation.

That is why it is difficult to speak with someone about a new perspective, their brain is challenging your info. When they turn around and see ads/news/garbage, they openly accept it.

I've posted this a few times, but this Alan Watt interview explains it better than I: https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=VllwRgSECcw

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[–] prairie 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That video was great. I didn't expect it to be so low-key and believable.

Television has meant to serve as the "bootloader" for the human brain.

Fuck that's insightful.

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[–] spaceman84 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Younger generations have replaced the television with the Internet. It's not real unless they can Google it.

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[–] AndNowTheOther8 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I'm I the only one who argues with my TV or the radio?

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[–] bonhomme2012 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I think it's been a great education for my kids when I put on NPR and argue counterpoints. Fun ride home from school with Dad.

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[–] kaonashiii 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

And when people's belief's get challenged enough they retreat to cognitive dissonance stage and regurgitate their programmed coping mechanisms. I couldn't find an article I recall talking about this that's helped me communicate with others better. Great vid!

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[–] gazillions 0 points 33 points (+33|-0) ago 

Before the PC commies declared war on us, I lived well without TV. Going into someone's house wasn't shocking because of what was on the TV, it was that it was on and it was the center of everything in the home. The furniture was arranged around the television and not for conversation. It was jarring to confront the giant box of color images that sucked every breath of life out of the home.

Few people turned the fucking thing off because they had visitors either. Why invite someone to your house to pay homage to your TV?

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[–] albatrosv15 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I call it a modern altar. It's the new swag religion.

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[–] i_scream_trucks 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

im proud of the fact that my niece and i have only sat down twice in front of the tv for any length of time in her life, id prefer her to remember me as taking her out places when i babysit.

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[–] IvankaEatsHigestLeaf 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

The TV is the satanic alter

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[–] blumen4alles 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It is a black mirror through which there is an energy transference upon giving it your attention. Where attention goes, energy flows.

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[–] LexOrandiLexCredendi 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Anton "Church of Satan" LaVey once said that it was his dream to replace the family alter with a TV set.

He got his wish.

@albatrosv15

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[–] gazillions 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Real name Howard Stanton Levey. I'm guessing his family is the tribe of the serpent. also known as EFT: Every fucking time

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[–] Res_Publica 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

My living room is set up like that, but I have my desktop hooked up to the tv. In the past two years, I’ve probably watched about five or six hours of tv.. I use it as a monitor slightly more often, but really my phone has taken over a lot.

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[–] 475677 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

I've noticed how shitty it is. Even my daughter can't handle all the ads and bullshit which is great. On an opposite note though you should see how shitty my family gets when they visit. I've had my pc hooked up to my tv for over a decade now and every time someone visits they have to let me know what they want to watch and I'll plug in a hard drive for them. I've been told it's overly complicated and annoying and not what they want as they have to select a show on their own every 20 minutes or so. One was even upset that she couldn't use as ad break to take a piss and was still upset when I pointed out you can pause it like a dvd. The biggest pet peeve they have though is having the shows displayed in their natural resolution with the black bars. It literally doesn't click that it's being displayed at a higher resolution so it looks cleaner, doesn't have the edges cut off, isn't stretched from being overscanned, etc. to them it's just beyond ugly and nearly unwatchable.

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[–] fuck_reddits_feefees 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Have you considered using Plex? I used to do it like you, but I setup a Plex server and my life got so much easier. The computer no longer has to be in the same room.

Http://www.plex.tv

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[–] letsgoallthewhey 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I guess that's fine for when people come over and ask for the tv to be turned on. Otherwise, I avoid it at all costs. Cut the cable about four years ago and don't miss it at all.

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[–] InyourfaceNancyGrace 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I'll throw my hat in for Plex. I'm a big fan when my internet isn't shit, and for whatever reason I can't get direct connect to work right. But it's nice having terabytes of movies available at my choosing. Like Kodi but less reliant on streaming and not constantly getting patched out.

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[–] Elcycs 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hm. Sign up for a service to watch my own media. Naw.

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[–] BordelonLoop 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

tell the visitors if they don't like the tv situation, that your yard could use some work. then hand them some gloves.

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[–] rogereclair 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

am sorry, your family sounds dumb and not very fun to be around lol

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[–] Crackrocknigga 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

OK Mark Zuckerberg

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[–] mf2525 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yea I fucking hate humans

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[–] Humanicide 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Wannabe. You folks don't even know what hate is. I have lived in hatred for over 55 years and have it perfected.

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[–] Kildigs 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

The place I get my hair cut has a TV in each booth and I just ask them to turn it off and chat with the hair cutter instead. When I'm in the hospital, I spend the entire time on my laptop. TV has become so alien, disturbing is the right word for how it makes me feel. Besides the shows themselves the commercials really bother me, both the frequency and messages.

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[–] Dark_Shroud 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

Isn't it great how almost all the families in commercials are interracial? It's so progressive!

/s

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[–] spyder228 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

My family has started to get annoyed that I point this out so much. I visit once a week for a family meal and it's the only time I watch TV. Everything is just so blatant.

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[–] Hydrogenoff 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And Kosher !

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[–] kobold 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago 

its like having a loud person in the room, who wont shut up

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[–] Yuke 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

That's the trick to awakening people, getting them to turn off the TV's. If we can get people to realize how much they are programming them on a daily basis then they'll start leaving that shit behind. I can't help feeling that we have a window before us right now in which to accomplish this. In 10 years or so, maybe less, the internet (as it is) is going to be restricted and this ability to share info and wake people up is going to deplete; the time is now.

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[–] jewlie 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

It's mainly boomers. You can teach an old dog new tricks, but you can't change a boomer stuck in their ways. Even on voat you see them shilling for Fox news constantly.

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[–] blumen4alles 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Also people older than boomers. If the TV is on than they don't feel like they are alone (spouse passed away, etc).

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