Youtube and how they are stealing from content creators.

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  1. Shadowprophet

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    After all this time inactive I'm still gaining subscribers and getting views. My channel has been like this for about three years now. It sees this activity about every two days.

    Analytically it cannot be said my channel isn't making someone money, But it's not making me anything. Let me give you a breakdown On YT and what I was making monthly through them. Before the demonetization a few years ago my youtube was making about a hundred fifty dollars a month, Now, I know that isn't much, But consider, Channels like mine exist, Making Google money, And we don't see a dime of that because we don't meet the monetization criteria, Yet my videos do have a steady flow of traffic they are still till this day pulling down about meh, four hundred unique views per week.

    There are many channels like mine, And they continue to make Google money, But not us, Not the creators. Oh well, I know it's chicken feed, But it came from my own hands, That content is mine I created it. it does generate google money, So why does it not benefit me?

    Don't get me wrong, This has happened to many people, So It's not like I'm jumping from a rainslick precipice of darkness or going ballistic or anything.

    But dude. It's pulling down money for Google, that's an absolute fact, And we reap none of the rewards.



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  2. Double Nought Spy

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    It's a corporation with a virtual monopoly. Corporations tend to think like Gene Steinberg. Like steam engines, corporations need regulation in order to function properly. Murricans don't like things complicated, and tend to hate regulations. The cave man attitude, "Regulations bad. Smash with club!" is no more intelligent than the idea that all regulations are good. Both are stupid, actually. I know it's painful for a lot of us, but we really need to use our brains and figure out what works best, instead of taking a lazy, ideologue sort of approach. Shit's not gonna git fixed until we pull our heads outta our asses and take responsibility. We are the government.
     
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  3. Shadowprophet

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    I know exactly where you are coming from on this, And every word you said is true, But I worry, See, there is nothing wrong with your ideology, And it's very true, But it's the way the powers that be, Governments/large corporations fight back, This isn't like the older times, Where the people all stand together and fight the power, The Government has seen to it, That fellow man and social atmospheres leave us in an environment where no one really trusts or cares about the other people and their problems, In many cases they are busy fighting each other about political views and if that's not the entirety of it, then we aren't socializing or caring about other people and their problems because we are all afraid of our fellow man, Sure, I mean sure, some people could say, "Well shadow, I'm not afraid" And they may be telling the truth, but society, in general, has been through endless war and terror attacks, to the point now that some people are literally going insane and carring out terror attacks themselves. A School Shooting in Brazil Complicates Bolsonaro’s Push to Ease Gun Laws <- just one example of many brother...

    The war the alerts, The terror attacks, Don't get me wrong, I'm not nuts, I'm not saying our own governments are attacking us. I'm just saying, Society has changed. If someone really said they weren't living in fear of this social atmosphere, they would be lying or "Special" <- nicest way to say it.

    We are as a society being controlled, We can't fight back as a nation in unison, Because each of us is being divided, So our Victories, Our loses, Our struggles, They are all individual now, We are divided, We are conquered. The fight, I am sorry to report, Is pretty much over, We lost our freedoms, We lost our peace of mind, We lost "us",

    It would take a miracle to turn things around at this point, But I won't say it's impossible.
     
  4. Kchoo

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    Atlas Shrugged.
     
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  5. Kchoo

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    People have never trusted each other.. that was why we put faith in Government. We wanted order, rules and consequences. But when government cannot be trusted.. it no longer leads... it’s power does come from the people, and when they know it is not working, they can shut it down, and start something new.

    When an imbalance of power happens, the imbalance effects the whole...
     
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  6. Shadowprophet

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    it's true, But the government controls people in so many ways. financially, Psychologically, and with fear Possibly even with diseases, depending on which conspiracy theorist one askes. Maybe something can be done, But it won't be easy, And Honestly, I have no idea how people would fight such a complicated system, It's just not like the old days brother.
     
  7. Kchoo

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    The people can shrug at what does not work and do not have to participate.
     
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  8. Shadowprophet

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    hmm, I'm mostly in a talkative mood today so if this doesn't make sense, It's only because I felt like dropping a lot of words ATM lol Can we really just shrug?

    the government controls aspects of our lives we can't just shrug away, So we protest the electricity over taxation because in my area one company has a monopoly over three counties, we pay what they ask and if we don't we don't have electricity.

    Believe it or not, It's a crime in Kentucky to not have electricity in a residential area, There are laws set up to prevent people here from going off the grid, You can't have well water or spring water if you have children in the home, you must have City water or child services will take actions. We can try to shrug, But we are financially enslaved and legally so by our local governments in many places. People can fight, sure, But how many examples do you see on the news about a person who was done unjustly by the government or a large corporation and somehow, Those people got justice? Remember southwestern airlines, Remember when the flight attendant made some kid put her Dog in overhead storage and when they got the dog out it was suffocated, Southwestern airlines didn't even have to apologize for that, they basically said, Oh well shit happens. and that was that.

    People can't fight anymore, Any act of aggression is considered an unjust act of violence in today's modern social atmosphere. How do we fight a system that we are already enslaved and indebted too?
     
  9. Kchoo

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    Is non participation a crime, is it aggression? No... it is a choice.
     
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  10. Shadowprophet

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    I agree but there are certain things certain services certain laws that we have no choice but to participant in. I don't think non-participation will do much because people can't organize this. If it's a union that's needed then how is that union going to work unless the people are united in this? If shrugging is going to work, everyone has to shrug at the same time.

    that's just not likely because they have divided us.
     
  11. Kchoo

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    Haha... who is they?
     
  12. Shadowprophet

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    The government, The government has Us devided, People see the government as "the people" The fact is, the government is an entity that is separate from the people a parasite leaching and living off the people but ruling over it, People aren't getting it, Slaves don't have a choice, We aren't free men any more. Not any of us, and all we know that. I "Have to do what I have to do to live" and so do you guys, There isn't much choice in any of it, People say we have all these choices, But do we truly?

    The truth is, We are slaves to our society is not a terribly different way than North Korea is to their government. We must do this, We "Have" to do that, if you are middle class you are fined more taxes for doing well, You owe more money to the government because you made more money That's just the government Mugging people, It's robbery It's not terribly different really. Once you really look at our governments and compare.
     
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  13. Kchoo

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    I know. My point is is it easier to play along, because that isn’t so bad.... or is there a better option? We could reset it if we were willing and ready, but nobody is desperate enough.... in other words, our system works because we accept it.
     
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    I mean it is, What I would give though, to own a little piece of land on a mountain top in Tennessee. I'd build a little log cabin and get some solar batteries and some panels and be off the grid completely, Maybe start a farm. That's the dream. Ahh, But can a person have such a thing anymore.
     
  15. Kchoo

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    I believe we can change what is broken. I think Obama tried, I think Trump is trying, as well as all the preceding leaders...
    but they don’t change everything...just parts of it... and corruption is there too, Yes, and perfection will never exist... but.... we can change what is broken. We just need to choose something that is broken. In my mind, property tax is unconstitutional. If there is one thing I would abolish, it would be that...
     
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    That's optimistic And we "Could" change what is broken, I like to think the times are like the seasons and change anyway, But, It would take getting leaders who want to change these things, People who money can't buy, But, Civilization has a tendency to conflict but ultimately be civilized. So In time, I surely do see things improving, Things just have too.
     
  17. Kchoo

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    Well... think about the reasons why the leaders, corporations, lobbyists, want to be successful, and would their success have any value if they destroyed their lower support system?
     
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    They have done it before though, Mk ultra and such.
     
  19. Kchoo

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    So. We are still here.... not sure what you mean...
     
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  20. Shadowprophet

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    Governments attack their people all the time really, I mean if for sake of a philosophical twist haven't political parties attacked their own people? Think about it, Democrats attacking Republicans, Republicans attacking Democrats. I mean, Surely you could say those people are zealots and nuts, but it has a real governmenty political undertone. Aren't we all one people?

    Hate and greed and lust for power, those things don't always work on logic I don't believe. Sure we are still here, But there are many that aren't. people literally have died unjustly, Fighting the powers that be worldwide.

    the problem is, The way things are are a huge problem, But the really extravagantly wealthy people the one percenters have all the power. People say we can't do anything until. I'm more pessimistic about it. I feel like our situation is worse than people want to admit, and things like freedom and liberty are just illusions we think we have.

    It could just be that I'm not seeing it in the same context as some others. Because the viewpoint is clearly subjective to whos envisioning it.
     
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  21. Kchoo

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    You are right... it is blantently corrupt and broken... always has been. Freedom was always an illusion... because freedom within confines on paper, or by walls, is not freedom. But yet people cry out for law and order... people want big brother to help them. So they always seek to have one.

    Freedom is always a sales pitch.
     
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