I randomly looked up the bio of Itzhak Rabin, the prime minister of Israel, who was assassinated in 1995 - at the age of 73!

What a badass way to go!

When you're young, assassination sucks. Too soon. If you're lucky, your kids get a box of 100's from Tony or Igor.
But to get assassinated at 73 or 80? What a compliment! To still be considered relevant or a threat at that age!

"They still care, they really do!"


In a way, it's your last surprise party. Surprise! No prolonged suffering. No diapers. No grandkids forgetting your birthday. No watching your friends go.

There will be investigations, Wikipedia pages, Alex Jones conspiracy theories. Talk about legacy! You will be remembered.
Plus, there's zero chance of getting VD at the retirement home. Or, ODing on Cialis, as they cart you off with that final, forever-stiffie.

You are a badass.

Die old, die dangerous, my friends.
Getting cancelled and impeached is another option.

A bit sadder, if you ask me. For the rest of your days, you get to wonder what might have been...Tweeted.

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This is the relationship between discrimination & power I've observed.

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I'll take this on point by point.
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The prevailing alternative, austere Austrian economics of limited debt & balanced budgets got hot air, but no liftoff.

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#IWasWrong, a running thread

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Here, I'll try to track my mistakes, changed opinions & lessons.
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Despite going to Yeshiva, I thought atheism, scientism & skepticism were more evolved than faith. As I watch them devolve into soulless, unforgiving dogmas, I now value faith as a vessel for meaning, values & compassion. Albeit from a distance.
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Looking at Peertube, BitChute, DTube & DailyMotion. Trying to figure out how good/bad performance & discovery are.

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Overall, there is no alternative to YouTube, unless you have a very narrow use case.

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1) DailyMotion
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3) DTube
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Hear the enslaved, heed the emancipated

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I didn't say what to do about it...until now.

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✅Wealthy (don't have to work)
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People with this profile are *best positioned* to speak truth & model essential patterns.
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