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Re: What is the best youtube video ever?

Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:25 am

DbacksRback wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXzYcCfCJkY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hngzmauPeHc ;-D



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp1DMQ-x33k
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Re: What is the best youtube video ever?

Postby urbanbreez » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:17 am

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Re: What is the best youtube video ever?

Postby TheRock » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:06 am

urbanbreez wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=1gKX9TWRyfs

Can make u smurter, if watch close.



Assuming one watches, then researches the subjects discussed to the point of realizing what nonsense this film is, I agree - this can make u smurter.
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Re: What is the best youtube video ever?

Postby urbanbreez » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:18 am

Nonsense? O rly.

Explain?
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Re: What is the best youtube video ever?

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:30 pm

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Re: What is the best youtube video ever?

Postby TheRock » Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:39 pm

urbanbreez wrote:Nonsense? O rly.

Explain?


Where to begin? We could have a thread dedicated to that. Might not be a bad public service to make one.

Let's just take one example from the sequel here. They movie suggests that the currency system is flawed because it is based on the principle of scarcity. In their world, there would be no money because we wouldn't need it and everyone would have all they need.

Again, where to begin? No part of that is an any way logical or would ever work in practice. And what's the value of even spending 30 minutes of your life listening to someone rant about being such a miserable failure in life that they wish the world would just give them everything they want? It was a complete waste of a couple hours of my life watching these movies.

But, if any part of these movies make a lick of sense to a someone, that's clear indication that that person needs to 1) research the subject being discussed and what are presented as 'facts' in the movie, and 2) reflect upon the suggestions and alternative views presented in the movies to see if they hold water.
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Re: What is the best youtube video ever?

Postby StlSluggers » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:06 pm

oh, crap... not zeitgeist

/facepalm

the first red flag people should see from these videos is that they all follow the same formula
if i had the tools and time, i would make a video in the same format of these videos pointing out how they all use:

1. a dramatic, and usually industrial soundtrack
2. scratchy film with shocking stills and random quotes from people who are never credentialed during the film
3. a monotone narrator
4. extreme comments with little to no factual basis, and
5. a convenient lack of representation from competing arguments
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Re: What is the best youtube video ever?

Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:10 pm

urbanbreez wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=1gKX9TWRyfs

Can make u smurter, if watch close.


I thought Id take a stab at it, but I only lasted 10 minutes. Here is what I found:

Describing the monetary system as "one of the most socially paralyzing structures humanity has ever endured" shows a gross lack of historical knowledge. For someone who wants to appear as a source of intelligent reason, this is a laughable opening statement.

The basic money creation described around 3:30 - 5:00 skips arguably the most important step in the process: the sale of the federal notes to the public. Money is usually not created in this process, but it does allow the federal reserve to help direct the growth of the economy using interest rates.

5:00-8:40 describes a money creation multiplier effect which once again is inaccurate. When the bank loans the money to the debtor, it leaves the reserve, thus diminishing the amount available to loan whereas this author would have you believe that it doesn't get written off once it is loaned out.

10 minutes in - thats all I can stand.

Complete rubbish.
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Re: What is the best youtube video ever?

Postby TheRock » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:10 pm

So, exactly as I said. Watch the movie, research what is being said til you understand that it is nonsense, poof! You're smarter!
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Re: What is the best youtube video ever?

Postby urbanbreez » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:36 pm

Smurter. Not "smarter", whatever that word is. If you remove all frivolous opinion of how to construct a utopia, it gives a nice skeleton of the monetary system and how the hip bone is connected to the thigh bone. Clearly a redeeming factor that justifies the effort to filter all the pompous whining taking place throughout.
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