IS THERE ANYBODY..........................."OUT THERE?"

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gmendoza, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not a fan of musicians
    I am not a fan of tv stars
    I am not a fan of movie stars
    I am not a fan of any sports stars
    I am not a fan of any sports team


    I dont endorse, wear, promote, free advertise,or pay, in any way to any of the above and really dont care much for their ilk.

    Is there anyone else out there like me? or am I the only one on this rock which we call earth that likes to keep his/her own money for their family instead of paying for others wealth?

    I must be all alone.................... :(
     
  2. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that it is fortunate that there are NOT too many people who can claim that they (1) do not like some kind of good music; (2) do not like to occasionally watch a good movie; and (3) do not enjoy a good athletic competition of any kind. I think that it is reasonable for most people to do all of the things you say you do not like without compromising their families financial future. I hope in this regard that you are alone.
     
  3. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress


    [​IMG] Now, if you're talking about how much the players get paid and such, well, that's a different story.
     
  4. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will gladly pay someone for their efforts to learn a talent. The salaries of athletes is directly associated to how much society likes that sport. So if you hate that these athletes get paid a lot blame the fans.
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Music - yes.
    TV - to a slight degree
    Movies - Sourland loves movies
    Sports/athletes - mixed feelings. Some are class individuals, others are overpaid thugs. Just a judgement by a crotchety old guy. [​IMG]
    Sourland does enjoy watching some sports, but is not a confirmed 'fan'.
     
  6. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy music, movies, and pay to go to concerts, plays and sporting events on occasion, etc....even when I listen or watch for free I still buy everyday products that are sponsor advertised, which is still part of supporting those things...so I guess I couldn't really opt-out of having some of my dollars end up going in their direction in one way or another.
     
  7. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guess Im still all alone.

    But if you break it down to brass tax:

    I watch the news.That money goes to somewhere for running cable.So in the future,no tv at all
    I have the internet so I do see some stuff from time to time,but I dont purchase,but I have to pay for internet service. So in the future,no internet.
    I have a cell phone,but I dont download anything.Its used for emergency calls only.I can keep it because its a pay as you go.No internet on it.
    My truck is paid for and brodcast radio is free to me since I am a listener.Someone else pays their bills for advertisement,but I can pull the radio out.

    But thats one thing in the future is to go totally un-tec.When the kids leave for college and/or get married, or just move out, I'll be gone with my wife. no more byc,facebook and the lot.You will have to send letters to hear from me.no tv, internet,bank,and I'll keep my dumb phone with no internet service and no text service.
     
  8. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have cable and no digital antenna, so no television programs. I do play DVDs that family and friends give me, though.
    I listen to National Public Radio, and when I am not too poor, I will send a donation. I like classical music and jazz, blues, ragtime, folk.
    I have one land-line telephone, and use that line for dial-up connection to the Internet.
    I rarely shop for clothes, and when I do I look for rugged and durable stuff I can wear for working, and have a few nice pieces of clothing for when I have to go out.
    I have an AT&T "Go Phone" that you pre-pay and replenish as needed, for emergencies and to put my parents at ease.
    I own my house, mortgage paid. I don't use credit cards but have an AMEX for emergencies. I don't buy what I can't afford.
    I have a 13 year old truck and give it regular maintenance.
    I get all my eggs from my chickens and ducks. [​IMG]
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    You are not alone.
     
  10. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm a fan of a few musicians...

    but I hate sports and anything to do with them!

    Could care less about movie or TV stars, though I love to watch movies.
     

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