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friendly reminder that i'm fundamentally a flawed person - because i'm human - so if i do or say anything that makes you uncomfortable or seems Not Very Smart of me then i would appreciate a friendly reminder myself 💞

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with all the options you have while drafting a toot it feels so wrong to just churn out low-effort shitposts sometimes, but here i am

i recently watched the metallica movie and now i constantly have to think about what kirk hammett once said:

birth is pain.
life is pain.
death is pain.
- buddhism

bertolt brecht autobiography titled "einigkeit und brecht und freiheit"

i don't know who bertolt brecht is

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today on "things that wanna make me move to siberia"

- my reddit comment about billionaires being dummy dum dums got downvoted
- saw a youtube comment under a video of romans in a tv show doing a colonize, went to the tune of "look at these magnificent and majestic men"
- my sister is against vaccinations and told me i'm an intolerant asshole for calling it out in the family group chat so i left

overall the internet is bad and people shouldn't do it

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i only listen to true audiophile jams like 50hz tone noise blocker for sleep and meditaton mynoise.net

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Me: money is fake

Them: yeah it's just paper that we ascribe value to

Me: no it's faker than that. Only 3 percent of USD exists as physical currency. The rest is just bank credit.

Them: right, so money is just numbers in bank accounts that the government creates from nothing

Me: no, it's faker than that. Most money is bank credit, created by private banks. Not the government, not the Fed, banks like Chase or Bank of America. They take zero dollars and turn that into a loan and debt. They decide who gets new money. Capitalists decide where new money is created and who it goes to. If the government paid back all government debt, there would be no more treasury bonds, and then if everybody paid off all their private debt, there would be no more money.

Them: wow, so most money is just credit corresponding to debt, and there's just a small amount of money they borrow from the federal reserve that was created by the government.

Me: no, it's faker than that. Since 2020 reserve requirements were abolished. Banks don't need to legally keep any money on hand or borrow money from the federal reserve or each other at all. They can just pay interest on every dollar they create to the federal reserve without borrowing from the Fed at all.

Them: oh. So money is REALLY fake.

Me: yeah. so if the government just paid off all of our student debt it wouldn't affect the money supply at all. It would do nothing to the economy other than release a huge debt burden. So let's do that.

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thinking about how from 2005-2010, youtube was basically tiktok; mostly high-volume huge amounts of low-effort talking-to-webcam-about-daily-life type things or 30-second-long "america's funniest home videos" clips taken on a 144p cameraphone. long-form content with a script was extremely rare, and most of the recommended list was essentially random videos from people who'd only uploaded a couple of things and had less than a hundred subscribers. then the whole thing got professionalized?

youtube algorithm still blessing me with these eight second long bangers youtube.com/watch?v=ecB5mD6Nwg

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before you start dating someone it's very important to ask their body count (murder)

typical dilemma: i wanna recommend the women's football game between germany and turkey that will be on in about an hour and a half but i also don't because it'll likely be a blowout and thus mediocre advertisement for women's football

it's also okay if you just go "hatt a na wääääna, statta moto imkopf" for half an hour

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potential partners of mine would have to know mensch by herbert grönemeyer by heart. no exceptions

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I just want you guys to know that the multiple *years* I've had my music on Spotify and iTunes have still made me less money than the first two weeks of the same albums on Bandcamp.

Please support artists directly if you can.

darn. my review for seeyouspace cowboy new album: got featured on rateyourmusic dot com front page. i am fame us now. send autograph request

is this what you tube front page looked like before lonelygirl15???????

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no video essays. no music videos. not even let's plays. just pure chaos

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dude i've broken the youtube al gore ithm it's all sub one minute game show clips from the 90s

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