It requires wisdom to understand wisdom
- May 12, 2010
In my experience, all these options practice the same male bovine excretion. They lure you in with what they consider a low price. Then either gradually or suddenly increase the price. Not once but on-going. It creeps up over time or just gets slapped on like cake frosting. I have come to the conclusion they have tapped into two social phenomena. One, people's self-spoiling mentality and infected with "must havitis." Even TV makers are capitalizing on this disease, quite similar to the diabetes epidemic. See, the FDA allowed the food industry to sell foods that encourage a form of addiction. Then the medical professions capitalize on it. You're sweets and fat trained, thus must havitis. Two, televisions took away one of the grandest things about Americans. We were outdoorsy people. Whether it was kids playing in public playgrounds, kicking cans, street foot races, stickball, lake swimming, exploring nearby thickets and woodlands, bug hunting etc. Or adults fishing, walking to Aunt Mollie's hose down the road, campfire parties, backyard football, and what have you. Televisions dragged us inside, televisions became entertainment centers, worse yet, we liked it. Next step was profiters nonstop sucking on our wallet nipples. And here we are. So for me, no cable or satellite TV. My OTA serves me well cause I'm not infected with must havitis, being semi-immune with the inoculation called GTH. I have a grandfathered Internet connection so use ROKU and Netflix Basic. All else on it is free channels like Reuters, CW (for when I miss episodes) ABC, some exercising channels, cooking channels, in general, I and Shirley are easy to please with simple things. We REFUSE to be robotized into permanently addicted cash cows by brainwashing companies.