Out Of The Worst Grows The Best

— You can’t get there from here There’s 12 hours and 10 minutes remaining in the sale/anti-sale. That is, it’s 10 minutes before midnight as I begin this final post of my year 2022, 2565 in Thai years. I’ve given half the can of tuna I just opened to the feral cat who stops by…

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Wrecking Immune Systems For Power And Profit

— “Toto, I’ve a Feeling We’re Not in Kansas Anymore” Alright, we’re closing in on the new year and my publicly-available posting campaign together with end-of-year sale/anti-sale is running out of time with lots still in the outbox. After this, I’m shifting to a couple of Thailand-Life updates and might close it out with a…

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SADS Amongst The Rich, Famous, and Notable

— A Mystifying Thing That Would Be All Over World News If The Cause Was Anything Else For this entry in my end-of-year barrage of public access posts and Newsletter emails, you’ve pretty much got to view it in your browser. Email doesn’t afford the ability to click and expand individual images in a gallery…

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What’s In Store For Me And You Right Now?

— It Comes As No Surprise… First and foremost, I hope you and yours are having an unfettered and merry little Christmas time. As I begin writing this, many of you are just sitting down to dinner or you’ve just finished it over in Ameriland. Just vid-chatted with my parents on WhatsApp. Dad’ll be 85…

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THE TWITTER FILES — FTA News — Monday, Dec. 12, 2022

— Catch Up; The Twitter Files; I’m All In on Twitter and Here’s Why; Food Preparations; Hit & Run; Pet Peeve Catch Up It has been a weird week. Low productivity. Low motivation. Low energy. I dunno, happens sometimes for inexplicable reasons, I guess. The only thing I can put my finger on is the…

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I’m All In on Twitter and Here’s Why

—Should I be embarrassed over making a big deal about deleting all social media accounts? In The Definitive Case For Deleting Social Media, I argued that good reasons for getting off it were: To the second point, above, I wrote: I think where it’s not creating more and more plain crazy people, sociopaths, psychopaths, and…

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FTA News — Monday, Dec 5, 2022 — HIT BY A CAR

— Cool Motorcycle Paint Job; Making Twitter Fun Again; I Got Hit By a Car; Excess Mortality; I Asked A Pregnant Woman “Boy or Girl” and Here’s What Happened; Food Pics, Recipes, and Reviews; Hit & Run Section; and My Pet Peeve Catch Up Inconsequential, but I did a 3-minute video trailer for this newsletter…

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Elon Musk Is Making Twitter Fun Again — MTFA

— Twitter Means Nothing; Or Right Now, It Means Everything

And “Blazing Saddles” is Trending

  • What is Twitter, Anyway?
  • What Does The Left Think Elon Musk is Trying to Accomplish?
  • What is Elon Musk Really Accomplishing?
  • The Golden Helmet
  • Making Twitter Fun Again
  • My Account is Still Permanently Suspended
  • My Video

What is Twitter, Anyway?

It’s just a social media platform with very limited features by design.

In fact, when it began, the character limit was 120, same as for SMS on phones. Since 2017 it’s been 280 but still, that demands quite a bit of efficiency when attempting to get a complex idea off in one tweet.

It was dismissed by many as silly…and with various derisions such as “men don’t TWEET!

In spite of that, however, it gained lots of traction as a place to exchange serious ideas and many serious people have accounts on it because it’s pretty damn efficient for that in ways what other platforms like Facebook and Instagram aren’t.

Its brevity or, pithiness when at its best, is likely a good reason it has persisted and at least part of why a guy who builds cars and rocketships decided it was worth paying 44 Billion for.

Amongst the things Elon Musk thought about when deciding to buy the thing or not must have been whatever his take is on Twitter’s role as a public town square; and if I think about that, isn’t it common that in situations where a bunch of people are arguing or discussing ideas, that everyone just gets a few words?

Black Friday to End of Year Sale

— 2 Months Free for Monthly Subscriptions
— $10 Off for Annual Subscriptions
— $25 Off for Pay-Once Lifetime Subscriptions
… That’s $6 per Month with 2 Months Free; $40 for the 1st Year; or $225 for Life

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