Today, just one day after Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the United States, i made a conscience effort to free myself from the spell I have been under for so many years.
What spell you ask? The
social media giant called Facebook. That mind altering propaganda
machine that millions of sheeple just cannot live without ever single
day. Why? Why not? It took a presidency like Trumps for me to realize
that I really don't need a network like social media to be social.
it's convienent, it connects thousands of people worldwide in one
central place over the internet where you can instantly share your
thoughts, hopes dreams and rants with everyone. The only trouble is,
what you read on that site isn't always what it seems.
lets face it, not everything you read or see on the internet as a whole
is the gospel truth, just because i post a video of a conspiracy theory
doesn't necessarily make it so. Posting things online doesn't
necessarily make us experts in a particular subject. I could post a
video with a two page downloadable .pdf hypothesis on the beginnings of
the Illuminati and swear i know what i am talking about, it still
doesn't change a thing. It doesn't make me an expert on that subject,
although there will be some gullable folks out there that will comment
and read the pdf, view the video and take my word as the undeniable
truth that some secret society has complete control over the destiny of
humanity. Maybe my words and presentation might even cause some folks to
run to the hills and seek refuge from an entity that doesn't even
I can't in good faith, post something like that and sleep
well at night knowing i may have sentenced some people to a lifetime of
foraging for food while they live in fear that the next human they see
is the men in black who have come for their first born and blah blah
This is exactly the kind of crap that is shared on social
media, just because it is in print doesn't make it so, some in depth
research needs to take place (i would hope) before someone, anyone takes
that information as the holy grail.
There is just too many sides
presented in a dark manner on the internet lately and it can't be
healthy for humans from a mental standpoint. What is the best way to
control large numbers of people? Repeat the same message over and over
again until you have millions believing that is the right way to live.
Trouble is, you have this group and that group both believe their way is
the right way to live. A country devided, can never stand on it's own
Look at the riots, protests and all of the unrest in
America now. It's sickening what our country has become and i firmly
believe social media is to blame. Maybe i am taking this too far, maybe
not. But there is no mandate or law that says we as Americans have to
take part in social media. it's an option we have. Take it or leave it.
an owner of a hobby broadcast station, i do see how Facebook or Google
Plus could be beneficial for the station, how else can you get people
interested in listening to your station? Well, do what we all did before
Facebook or the internet for that matter. Advertise, word of mouth,
bumper stickers, SWAG etc.
I read an article the other day where
psychologist said after extensive research they concluded that Facebook
is toxic, it can be mind altering and i see where these doctors are
coming from. Some folks just can't stay away from it, i even found
myself attached to FB like it was a drug lately.
Not anymore. I
closed my account today after seeing people supporting this side and
others trashing that side, see it has succeded in destroying the very
fabric of our being. I can't and will not take part in the destruction
of our great country or of humanity for that matter. If anyone needs to
talk to me that badly, they can always email me or if they are lucky
enough to have my phone number then that's a great way to get in touch
I just feel better knowing that i will not be pulled into that mess once again. Take that Mr. Zuckerburg.
The chains are broken and for now i am free.
Friday, January 6, 2017
Polynesian Villages Left in the dark without AM Radio
Shaking my head in disbelief..
Shaking my head in disbelief..
Monday, January 2, 2017
I have a feeling FM will become too crowded to fill the need for more FM Translators, full power AM stations will get to the point where the cost of operating in a hostile environment (ie man made noise) will no longer be cost effective and either go dark or turn to the internet to carry their programming which is what is happening over in Europe.
While maybe the heritage stations like WLW, WLS, KDKA could hold on a bit longer, in the end i honestly believe AM will become a memory, leaving it wide open for part 15 operators to play on. And i do mean play, i don't want to come off as a doom sayer or negative about the future of AM but the noise levels and costs of running high powered AM facilities don't add up. I just don't see how these stations can over come the noise problem because the problem isn't being addressed by the FCC, AM BCB owners have brought this to the FCC's attention but the commission doesn't seem to care, if it's not about a new more efficient way to to get wifi every where on the continent then they just aren't interested.
I find myself losing interest in radio a little more each day, maybe not losing interest but i certainly haven't been putting much effort into it.
I have been messing around with 2-way radio's in the CB Band,GMRS/FRS and even MURS Shoot, i am almost a ham operator without the license, i will however apply for a license in the GMRS band after having some folks grumbling about users not having licenses.
i am still doing radio, even if it isn't a broadcast station.