Admission

Adze – A hand tool for shaping wood.

Ads – A handy tool for shaping would. (As in would you buy?)

The internet is quite a silly place. Instead of watching a few ads in order to get to the weather forecast on the original idiot box (TV for the youngsters) Today you can go to the local television station’s website and get the weather forecast directly. You no longer have to wait for the ads to play out one at a time. Now they place three ads on the page you pull up as soon as you pull it up.  First the ad that the station embeds in the beginning of the clip starts to play. Immediately and at the same time a pop up ad will load and start to play right over the ad playing. If that’s not confusing enough another whole page will pop up “under the fold”  (on a screen unseen directly under the one your watching) with an ad on it playing just as loud and obnoxious as the other two.

All three ads playing at once create a kaleidoscope of overlapping sounds that remind me of a cackling brood of chickens, or a gaggle of geese. None of the ads get any attention as you quickly go around with your mouse trying to click all the little exes to shut the damn things up. The only one you can’t skip is the embedded one that’s playing at the start of the clip. But by the time you change screens to close out the buried ad and find the little x on the pop up (they seem to put that x in a different place all the time) you have completely missed the ad they are trying to show with the clip.  This has become the little ritual mouse dance performed every time I want to watch the weather forecast on the new idiot box. (the computer for you oldsters)

It’s nice to know that when they married the two biggest waists of time in the modern world the time wasted went up exponentially. Those two waists of time being the telephone and the television.

Last summer right before I lost CoCreator’s Blog (through no fault of my own) I was noticing that WordPress was now flagging words with links to ads. Now that I’m back on a WordPress powered site called Cocreator’s New Blog I see they have added pop up ads. Please don’t feel obligated to watch or even listen to these very unwelcome interruptions. They are not there by my admission. (ad mission?) They even show up when I click on to add a post. I simply click them off. If ever the day comes when that is no longer an option I think the internet’s fantastic run will be over. People will leave it as fast as they left cable television when the ads started appearing there. Even faster than they left broadcast television. When you are paying for something already, like cable TV and this internet, you don’t want hucksters screaming in your face. You will stay at home and order from a catalog rather than going to the market overrun with hucksters.

About ten years ago I was watching a talk show where the host and the guest were discussing the lying ways of modern mass media. The guest declared that modern people who’ve grown up in this disinformation paradigm (pair of dig em) had developed a sixth sense for uncovering the lie. An automatic response that occurred on the subconscious level. Almost an instinct developed for survival. At the same time I believe we have developed a sixth sense for tuning out these advertisements. In much the same way for much the same reasons. Our very survival. I can personally attest to the fact that not only have I noticed that development in my own psyche, I think I have further evolved into an anti-ad mentality. Any more when I see an ad, especially one that’s shoved into my face when there’s no justification like here on the net I make a mental, conscious effort to never buy those products again.

So keep it up you fools on Madison Avenue. And wonder why your sales are down. You’re not driving traffic anywhere but away. Soon producers will turn around and walk the other way when they see you coming. The same way potential customers have been doing. Maybe you should have gotten a clue. It wasn’t like there weren’t many along the way.

First came the TV clicker. The TV channel changer was invented by someone who wanted the choice of running from your adds. I know I know you thought you were smart by synchronizing the major networks so all ads came on at more or less the same time. People flocked to pay TV to avoid that but you idiots started placing ads there. So some whizzbang developed the personal video recorder so they could tape the shows they wanted to watch while they did some other enjoyable activity. That way they could sit down at their leisure and fast forward it past the intrusive ads. That was good enough for a time.

Then came the promise of video on demand via this internet. The programmable video recorder had met it’s match. People flocked out to buy the new idiot boxes that made this possible and the revolution had begun. But alas, paying for the service was not enough. Madison Avenue had to get into the picture. Revenues were falling fast and a finger was needed in the Dick Van Dyke. (New York City was a Dutch city after all) New tulips to sell, get them while they’re hot. The popup ad was born. As mouse powered whack a mole became the popular pastime by default. Yet the best way to end that mole problem is to trap them (in your subconscious) and eliminate them one by one. (by individual boycott)

May the promise be fulfilled. That long ago made promise of the internet, eliminating the middlemen. Buying directly from the producer. Ads should be herded up and corralled inside the classified section of the medium. If they don’t want to totally shoot their foot off. That way if your looking for an item, or an advertisement, you’ll still be able to find them. Feeling free to click on. What do you think?

With that I think I’ll click on out of here.

Then, there.

Cc

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Forgiven?

If you stand up and tell the people the truth you will be cut down unforgiven. Watch closely and you can easily discern this fact as truth itself. That is what I took away from the book written by Charles Walters titled Unforgiven. I wish I knew who gave me that book. I wish I knew where it went after I read it. What I do know is I found it on a bookshelf here in my home. Inside the vertical set of narrow book shelves that run up the front side of the chimney in the “front room” of this farmhouse I grew up in. It was a small paperback book with a hand grenade and a bullet belt along with a few other items pictured on it’s front cover. I hate to say it because it probably says something about me that I may not want to acknowledge but had it not been for those weapons of war I may not have picked up the book. More truthfully I may have picked it up but the chance that it was a war read is what started me reading it.

It was a war read but not the kind of war I was expecting. The war it describes is the war between the banksters and the free, peace loving, hard working people of these united states. It was a book based on the studious calculations of Carl Wilkens, a founding father of the group of scholars now known as the National Organization of Raw Materials. For whatever reason a group that is hard to find here on the internet. When I searched “NORM Unforgiven” on Duck Duck GO this came out on top …….

Charles Walters – NORM Hall of Fame – NORM Economics Home Page

When I clicked on it this is what popped up next …….

Not Found

The requested URL /websites/normeco/htdocs/walters.html was not found on this server.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an Error Document to handle the request.

Now I know why they call it re search.

So I did a search for the same on You Tube and this is what I stumbled upon …….

A few year old short lecture that will give you the gist of what the book was about. At least what the economics of the book is about. I highly recommend watching the lecture and reading the book if you can get your hands on a copy. Written about Carl Wilken, a congressman from Sioux City Iowa if I remember right. (I read the book back in the 1990’s)  The man who did the bulk of the research that could very possibly have won us the second world war (if we won, see yesterday’s post) was later accused of collusion and racketeering and run out of town unforgiven. Hence the name of the book. It may also explain the weapons of war on the cover.

Yesterday when I was contemplating the twisted, false reading of history we in ‘Merica’ accept as truth I was reminded of this very interesting read. When I searched the tube this was the first vid I found. There may be more out there. There may also be a way to do and end run around the network sensors and find out more about this group (NORM) whose only goal is prosperity and a common wealth. An idea that at one time enjoyed a much wider support, that today is discouraged in exchange for an encouraged serfdom for the masses. If not outright dependence on Caesar’s bread and circuses.

I say wake up Gall liver and snap these strings the little people have tried to tie you down with. Stand and walk with impunity. You are a giant next to them. While you needn’t stomp them into the soil as the fertilizer they are at the same time you needn’t any longer be burdened by their insignificant existence. Gird yourselves with knowledge. A bit of citrus possibly to repel them like the annoying mosquitoes that they are. If in deed you have been bothered by them. Out here beyond the pale (outside the green zone) we have all we need. If you check it.

With that I think I’ll check it.

See you then, see you there.

Cc

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