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YouTube = SPAM for SCAMS. At least that is the latest evidence, but I didn't even get a chance to look at this one. Apparently there are certain classes of scam spam that even the YouTube deals with, but because they evidently nuked it before I got to look at it, this particular one had a slight possibility of not actually being a scam. Perhaps 1 chance in a 1,000? But I still would have checked it out, if the google hadn't preempted my freedom again, in their increasingly typical and increasingly EVIL google way. Remember their motto: "All your attentions is belonging to the google!"
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Like the show, but hate the economic model. The YouTube channel is okay on its own, but mostly YouTube is packed with fake channels abusing HBO's copyrights (among others) while trying to install rootkits on people's computers, especially naive childrens' computers. Best targets for the EVIL supported by today's google.

Hey, HBO, why don't you use a better distribution model and dump this EVIL YouTube? Why don't you have a bunch of versions of your stuff with various ads, distributed using P2P technology so you have zero bandwidth costs. By letting us select which ads are included, you would actually increase the value of the ads by getting the right products to the actually interested buyers. Computers are really good for stuff like preparing multiple versions of stuff and tracking the decryption keys.
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+Shannon Jacobs Don't get so worked up about nothing. YouTube is the best place to distribute clips from the show. It's the most widely used video sharing site in the world. 
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Sorry, but on this one Neil DeGrasse Tyson is WRONG. He thinks the elections are square, but they are NOT. Today's neo-GOP politicians are experts in picking their voters BEFORE the voters can pick anyone or anything. The gerrymandering isn't as bad for the state-wide governor's race, but it still matters because so many voters know their votes don't matter in the other elections, and therefore they are properly discouraged and quite rationally don't bother to vote.

I can't speak directly to the details of Florida, but my own district was savagely gerrymandered over 10 years ago. They had to stretch it over 150 miles to flip it to their satisfaction, but my vote has been meaningless ever since. As a good little ritualist I continued with the ritual, but in this latest election they didn't even let me play that silly game. (My actual (but now former) Representative was forced to move to one of the "trash" districts where they concentrated the Democratic voters to waste as many of their votes as possible.)
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You neo-GOP fools mean like YOURSELVES chanting "Death to IRAN!" Hey, if YOUR extremism doesn't count against ALL Americans, then their extremism can't be held against ALL Iranians.

Unfortunately, if we have to wait until ALL of the Iranians who remember exactly WHY they hate the US die off, we have a long wait coming. Yeah, the demographic shift is in the world's favor, but you neo-GOP fools are just rowing backwards.
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Justified outrage, but where is the #MDFC project where I could do ANYTHING about it?
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You [Bill] were way too soft on O'Reilly. You're saying Brian Williams deserves to be punished because he was HONEST and admitted he made a mistake, but FAUX "news" is 'fair and balanced' because they ignore the evidence when O'Reilly says facts don't matter? O'Reilly is down to 3 claims of war zones, but Brian Williams can't even count how many ACTUAL war zones he's been in.

Suggestion for next week. Dedicate a minute to list as many of O'Reilly's lies as you can fit into one minute.
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You can't learn from your mistakes if you can't admit them, and Hillary has admitted that her support of the Iraq war was wrong. In contrast, the big dick Cheney was twisting the evidence to deliberately SELL the war and TO THIS DAY he refuses to admit how badly he phucked the countries--Iraq AND the US. (I don't know if Miller has apologized for her part, but I don't actually care. She was never more than a mindless tool for rightwing propagandists.)
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I'm not really concerned about gonads. I'm much more concerned about learning from mistakes. Or perhaps I should be more explicit and say learning the right lessons. For example, I think the neo-GOP learned from Nixon's mistakes. The wrong lesson was to pick candidates like Dubya and Ronnie who are "nice" guys and who can't be held accountable for any "mistakes" on their watches. (Today's neo-GOP should absolutely NOT be confused with Lincoln's Republican Party or the GOP of Teddy and Ike.)
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But it's true. I don't have a TV and haven't owned one for at least a decade.

First, let me explain why this offer does NOT sound attractive. My time is too limited so I do not have time to watch a lot of shows. I do not want a subscription that would, if anything, justify wasting more of my precious time. Nor do I want the inconvenience of paying only for what I want, though mostly HBO doesn't want the hassles of small payments from such infrequent customers.

Let me suggest an alternative model that would get my clicks and earn money for HBO. Sell FREEDOM by letting me pick a version of the show based on the ads that version contains. That way you would know that the ads were reaching possible buyers who are possibly interested, and all you would have to do is prepare a set of each show with all of the ads. Computers are good at that sort of thing, even on demand. You should do it with a P2P approach so that your bandwidth costs would be essentially zero, though you would track the usage and control the decryption keys from your website.

Extended suggestion as a bell and whistle: Increase the ads until they balance. In other words, people could select a version with 10 minutes of Bud ads or a version with 5 minutes of deodorant ads or a version that has 15 minutes of ads for some airline. This would give you (and the advertisers) transparent access to valuable data about how we actually feel about your advertisers.
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After various corporate restructurings over the last few years, my current commute is around 5 hours per day. Definitely a major reduction of the quality of my life. However, insofar as older employees are regarded as "resources" that have been depreciated most of the way to zero, it's not like management cares. Probably make them happy if the stress killed me, eh?
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Gawdamn anti-voting neo-GOP BS artists of the LOWEST scum of the earth stripe. The MAIN reason so many voters don't bother is because neo-GOP scumbags have chosen their voters through cunning and EVIL gerrymandering. The politicians PICK the voters, NOT the other way around like it says in that silly old Constitution the neo-GOP pols wipe their arses on.
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+Shannon Jacobs Hey they need those to make new soldiers.
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Short answer: Google has gone EVIL. Not completely, but in most of their services and to various degrees. While they are leaning on you, they are actively supporting large-scale piracy targeted at children who are innocent enough (AKA stupid to trust google) so they will click on the poisonous links. This is NOT a new thing, but something the YouTube has been supporting for years. Personally, I have received a censorship death sentence in the newsgroups. As in your case, google will not tell me what for, though I am sorry to tell you that in my case it is apparently permanent, lasting for some years already. Why? Only the google knows, though once in a while they tell me my case is under appeal for whatever unknown crimes. And of course the most visible is the google-supported spam in Gmail. In cases where the criminals are after money, you know they are making money or they would stop. Thanks to the google, criminals are doing quite well.
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Oh yes. One more thing. The google thinks they can protect their declining reputation by censoring the websites that criticize their growing EVIL and also by bribing politicians. I bet you didn't know that the google has become the top spender on lobbyists among high-tech companies. If you did know, then the google's censorship may be cracking already...
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Please shut her up or ring a LOUD bell every time she lies. It had better be a really strong and durable bell, however, because she is doing her best to wear it out. Propagandists make me sick. Sophists make me sicker. Lying bitches and bastards (maybe's a transvestite) make me sicker than that.
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I hate spammers and the main sign of evil in Google is how much spam they support. Or maybe it's the censorship (against ME) for complaining too much about spam?

My privacy concerns me quite a bit, and I think most people don't realize how dangerous it is to reveal personal information...
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Read more books than most people, but not really worth bragging about. More a matter of misplaced priorities and twisted ekronomics...
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  • Rice University
  • Univerity of Texas (Austin)
  • Yamanashi University
  • Golden Senior High School
  • Gertrude Wheeler Bell Junior High School
  • Welchester Elementary
This link appears to be for the old hospital by the station, which was closed around April. I went there once or twice and it seemed pretty average, but that's moot now and the link should be removed or flagged in some way. The new building (in a lovely Mediterranean style) is a couple of minutes farther from the station, and I have actually had a couple of "encounters" with that one that are quite mystifying to me. I don't want to go into the details here, but I can summarize it broadly by saying that I've been in Japan a long time and have (unfortunately) had a number of "opportunities" to see doctors and visit hospitals. I've lost count, but at least 20 hospitals or clinics. Most of them made favorable impressions, and a couple have made extremely favorable impressions, but two of them made quite negative impressions, and this hospital is one of the negatives. I would have given 3 or possibly 4 stars to the old hospital, but this rating is for the current hospital. One of the other reviews is referring to the old clinic, which was across the street, but which was also closed in April. I thought it had been moved into the new building, but based on my "encounters", right now I don't think so.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
I think it used to be better, but it's still quite good. I'm still coming after more than 10 years, but now I think Mike's is better. El Torito has evolved away from Tex-Mex and more towards true Mexican.
Food: GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Pure coffee shop. Nice, but no lunch or other food available.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
5 reviews
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Slightly upscale curry place. No nan, rice only. Chicken and vegetables were quite tender and tasty.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
That's actually a QB House discount haircut shop. Wasted quite a while trying to figure out a way to report this more effectively within Google Maps, but the google is obviously too evil and money grubbing to care. I do NOT trust the google now, and less each day.
Quality: GoodAppeal: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago