The Media Industry

Discussion in 'West Mall' started by texas_ex2000, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Makes more sense now..... :)

    I'll try to find something of his. Also, I listen to my podcasts on 1 1/4 speed. He talks fast. That may hurt him in my listening.
     
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  2. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    There was no louder voice on opposition to the January 6th idiocy.
     
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  3. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Wait you paid $75? I’m going to audit this when Dion gets back.
     
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  4. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    I think so. But I might have got it confused with the trailer payment.
     
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  5. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    You confused that with an annual trailer payment?

    I can see that.
     
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  6. theiioftx

    theiioftx Sponsor Deputy

    Well played sir. Well played.
     
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  7. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Bro, don’t assume I don’t have a double wide. That’s MONTHLY!

    You horns are real tea sippers
     
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  8. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    This is a great example of why we happily tolerate you!
     
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  9. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    Not all, just the biggest ones. The managers of those companies want two things; 1-reduced competition and 2- cheap foreign labor. They see the government as a company that they can manage by giving enough money to the politicians to buy influence, and helping those politicians write the rules.
     
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  10. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    :) that got a dislike. Boomer!
     
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  11. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    Very true, and this isn't new. Big business hasn't really been conservative since the New Deal. They want their costs held down (cheap labor whether foreign or domestic), and they want their risk limited and managed through suppressed competition (usually through regulatory regimes implemented by agencies they have captured) and federal cash (through sleazy politicians). They'd much rather be a stable, consistent moneymaker like a public utility than an innovative force that grows quickly but can lose everything at any time if things go badly.

    Economic fascism is the goal, and during the New Deal, they realized that the government can give it to them. There have been times when they've danced with the Right (usually to weaken labor unions), but when it's time for true laissez-faire, market-driven economics, they realign with Left and just hope they can keep the true crackpots like AOC from ever gaining control. They like taxes being low, but even that has its limits. They obviously prefer a 28 percent tax rate (passed by Reagan) over a 39.6 percent rate (passed by Clinton and reinstated by Obama), but they'll happily take that 39.6 percent rate if it means bailouts, lots of immigration, Chinese ball-licking, and dutiful regulators erecting barriers to entry for competitors.

    But wait, Democrats like unions, and big business doesn't like unions, right? It's a bit exaggerated. Unions do make sure nobody gets paid too little, but a CBA negotiated with an existent but weak union also kinda makes sure nobody gets paid too much either. It's standardized mediocrity in both pay and performance. Besides, when was the last time Democrats did something really big for unions (other than public sector unions)? In the last 30 years, I honestly can't name a single thing. Hell, Taft-Hartley (the law that really keeps unions in check - makes sure they don't act like European unions) was enacted in 1947. Democrats had many, many chances to repeal it. They easily could have done it in the mid-'60s and late '70s when they had giant majorities in Congress and the White House. They could have done it in the early '90s. They could have done it in the late 2000s. Not only did they never do it, they never even seriously threatened it. Until that's gone and until immigration (which is a major union buster) slows down, unions are a bit of a paper tiger, and the business community knows it and doesn't mind playing ball with them a little for all the other benefits they get from the economic fascism of modern Democrats.
     
  12. iatrogenic

    iatrogenic 2,500+ Posts

    The Libs are trying to give the unions' ill-managed pension plans $58 billion, because, I guess, that's how you fight the Rona. That's on top of a few hundred billion for poorly managed cities run by Libs.

    Bottom line, Libs are again stealing money from the accountable, responsible, productive members of society both now and in the future, and giving it to the unproductive, unthinking, unaccountable members of society, which are mostly Liberals.

    Eventually, this idiocy will make us all poor.
     
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  13. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    A. That's a well written summary that will drive me into doing some curious reading.
    B. There are only three words between those erecting and ball licking. :)
     
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  14. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    So Bubba the jokes were cute but jokes don't help Dion
    Did you make another donation?
     
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  15. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    The media just sits there and laps up this nonsense

     
  16. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Your post made me look at my site stats. Those stats say that I have been here since 1999 (although not continuously). In that time, I have made 56,224 total posts
    And I have received received 34,031 "likes."
    61% of all my posts, on average, have received a "like"
    Stated another way, I receive a "like" for every 1.6 post I make
    This is quite possibly the record number of likes for HF but I am not certain of that. But I do feel like I have a good shot at highest rate of likes per post. 61% seems like it would be a record for anyone with a reasonable minimum amount of posts (say 4,000 or more?)

    And get this, it is possible my stats are even better than they appear above. How? What if the counted "likes" are actually limited to the "like" response-emoji? In other words, what if this stat does not include the full range of response-emojis? For example -- "funny" (I get a lot of those) or "winner" or "agree" or "hot?" I even get a lot of "wtfs" and "poops" that are often intended as positive responses. If we include all of those, it is possible I have a one-to-one like-to-post relationship -- one "like" on average for every single post. Seems like a lot. And hardly trollish, as you allege above.

    Your site stats, on the other hand, are pretty meager, to be generous. It says you have been here, living vicariously through us, since 2001. Yet you have managed just 16% "likes." My land-thieving dude, that is some pretty pathetic trolling.
     
  17. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    LOL. Whatever snowflake.

    I could post the secret Chik Fil A recipe and get 25 poops.
     
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  18. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    :smile1:

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  19. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    coward
     
  20. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    Pray tell, how is anything here "coward" related?
     
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  21. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    Curious how that analysis plays out without the cheer section? There are 2-3 posters that would "like" you posting a picture of dog feces with no context at all and would throw a poop emoji on an @OUBubba post was fact-based and insightful simply because it was a perspective they didn't agree with.

    In other words, you've measured your fanbase. Good for you...I guess. You've confirmed that the West Mall has a conservative bias. Brilliant insight. ;) At least we know what drives your posting habits because it certainly hasn't been a desire for truth or for debate on important topics.
     
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  22. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    By his own strong research, he's not a troll. He's the pivot man in the circle.

    Take notice Husker, you are at 16.60% of likes to post ratio and I'm at 16.55%. I'm not sure if the poop emoji counts as a like or not, if so, my stats are going to skew lower. Maybe Joe can square that away for us. Regardless, I'm coming for you Husker!!!
     
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  23. Seattle Husker

    Seattle Husker 10,000+ Posts

    Bring it!! ;)
     
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  24. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    Holy $hit Deez! You sound like a libertarian.
     
  25. Garmel

    Garmel 2,500+ Posts

     
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  26. Mr. Deez

    Mr. Deez 10,000+ Posts

    A conservative is a libertarian who likes America and God and doesn't like drugs.
     
  27. Sheldon Cooper

    Sheldon Cooper 100+ Posts

    Is that what they call it when your front teeth fall out?
     
  28. Monahorns

    Monahorns 5,000+ Posts

    But wants the US government's boot on their neck? I like America and God. Don't like drugs. I am not quite a conservative, but very very close. But I prioritize freedom for individual's and shrinking the size of government.
     
  29. OUBubba

    OUBubba Reluctant and Bullied Sponsor

    You don't know what an aggy and a tea sipper are? You need to get around and meet the brothers.
     
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  30. 4th_floor

    4th_floor Dude, where's my laptop?

    $75 a month for a trailer payment? I may need to invest in some trailer rentals in Gay Redneck Tigerhoma.
     

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