Technology is ruining the human race

JanetMarie

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For some odd reason, I slept like 10 hours last night. I just work up, looked at the clock and It's 11:30 am. I can't recall the last time I slept so sound and long. The dreams I had were so vivid and absolutely shocking. I already know my mind is going to be busy processing them today.
Do you write down your dreams?
 

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The amount of mis-information out there on the web is staggering. no more common sence.

Thanks to the Federal government, all TV stations went digital. Guess what, digital won't travel as far as analog so all the people that lived out on the fringe of getting the local stations no longer get them. Than includes us. I am not paying $100 a month just to get 120 channels of junk I won't watch.
 

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I am not paying $100 a month just to get 120 channels of junk I won't watch.
I finally got one of the big antenna's for the house (the ones that used to be normal on the side of a house). It works better than the other's "that work anywhere" I had in the other house 10 miles closer to a station. It has GRIT 24hr westerns and ME it has M.A.S.H.
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I did some figuring before I got rid of Satellite t.v. and internet. In the 1st 3 years of owning this house the satellite bills if put to the house would have saved me $10k in payments+ interest. That's a lot on a 30k house. Almost any home loan if not paying extra will cost 80% more by the time it's paid off. That's including interest, escrow, insurance and all.
 

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I finally got one of the big antenna's for the house (the ones that used to be normal on the side of a house). It works better than the other's "that work anywhere" I had in the other house 10 miles closer to a station. It has GRIT 24hr westerns and ME it has M.A.S.H.
FYI
I did some figuring before I got rid of Satellite t.v. and internet. In the 1st 3 years of owning this house the satellite bills if put to the house would have saved me $10k in payments+ interest. That's a lot on a 30k house. Almost any home loan if not paying extra will cost 80% more by the time it's paid off. That's including interest, escrow, insurance and all.
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I finally got one of the big antenna's for the house (the ones that used to be normal on the side of a house). It works better than the other's "that work anywhere" I had in the other house 10 miles closer to a station. It has GRIT 24hr westerns and ME it has M.A.S.H.
FYI
I did some figuring before I got rid of Satellite t.v. and internet. In the 1st 3 years of owning this house the satellite bills if put to the house would have saved me $10k in payments+ interest. That's a lot on a 30k house. Almost any home loan if not paying extra will cost 80% more by the time it's paid off. That's including interest, escrow, insurance and all.
Which antenna did you get? I have one in my attic thats about 25 years old and my smaller antenna works better than this one which is a 150 mile one. Been thinking of replacing it.
 

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I like the internet. Ive been a member of many international forums and enjoy learning things from across the globe. Many in my age group stopped at facebook so are easily fed and limited to the bubbles they created there. Its nice to go on orderly forums and see more than just regurgitation and re-shares for me.

I would be incredibly isolated without the nbn (national broadband network). I run my tv through it. I dont have phone connection as I prefer the written word for clarity. Having a camera on my phone is fantastic for birdlife and flowers, even if its not the greatest quality, its still cool to have. I connect with a lot of people online that I would not have the chance to meet in "real life". Most locally write me off because of my disabilities. Online, I feel heard.

The town I live in is stuck in the 1950's and I think people can view that era through rose coloured glasses. As new homes are built, the joys of air conditioning and filtered water, fancy showers and dishwashers remind us that change is not all bad. Postal delivery has massively improved. Online ordering is simply brilliant as a time and energy saver.

I quite look forward to the innovations still coming. I would find life very dull if not for new discoveries.

If ya ask me, its how you use the technology that is the issue. It can be used for sharing, improving life through learning and worship... Or it can be used for politics, control and the spreading of hatred.
 

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Which antenna did you get? I have one in my attic thats about 25 years old and my smaller antenna works better than this one which is a 150 mile one. Been thinking of replacing it.
I don't know my wife ordered it. It was about $100+
I like the internet. Ive been a member of many international forums and enjoy learning things from across the globe. Many in my age group stopped at facebook so are easily fed and limited to the bubbles they created there. Its nice to go on orderly forums and see more than just regurgitation and re-shares for me.
I agree. We just switched after we got more $$$ and got a different carrier. Or I would still not be on after my multi year delay.
 

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I finally got one of the big antenna's for the house (the ones that used to be normal on the side of a house). It works better than the other's "that work anywhere" I had in the other house 10 miles closer to a station. It has GRIT 24hr westerns and ME it has M.A.S.H.
FYI
I did some figuring before I got rid of Satellite t.v. and internet. In the 1st 3 years of owning this house the satellite bills if put to the house would have saved me $10k in payments+ interest. That's a lot on a 30k house. Almost any home loan if not paying extra will cost 80% more by the time it's paid off. That's including interest, escrow, insurance and all.
We also have a very large antenna beside the house. We put it here 10 years ago, when we moved here.
 

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I remember reading somewhere, awhile ago, about the time when television became commonplace in households, how the interactions between family members were effected, negatively.
 
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