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I am so happy I do not own a television!

After all the hoopla online, listening to NPR and just watching a pompous limey belittle his guest on CNN...

I am thankful I do not own a TV. Well.. I own one so my daughter can play video games and we can watch movies. No antenna. No cable.. and complete sanity!!!

I imagine the TV is pounding the school massacre day and night. NPR is so obviously biased toward gun control its beyond measure.

In 2007, FOX intentionally censored Ron Paul in rebroadcast of a debate. For me, it was the highlight of the entire campaign. I was jumping for joy because Dr. Paul spanked their ass on an 'electability' question:


I was so angry when that moment was censored in rebroadcast that I broke my TV.. literally. From that moment on I decided that I would never allow that crap in my home again. No other portion of the debate was cut.. just Dr. Paul.

Moral of the story? Turn off your TV. My life has been so much more fulfilling. Commercials? Never see them!!! Watching politico's beat their chest and do the exact opposite? Never see it.

Getting my news from the DailyPaul and online in general?


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Yes. It's actually possible

Yes. It's actually possible to live without a TV. Shocking, no?

Nowadays when I see an ad

I get a strange, sickening feeling of nausea.

I believe in the freedom to be what we choose to be.

Mee too!

I do the same thing. I keep a 20 year old Sony in the family room and my daughter's room with Roku boxes connected. Analog TVs that are only good as a monitor.
No 24hr news in my home since 2007 for the same reasons you stated.

I remember what it was like being hypnotized by the 'news' whenever a disaster struck. Being told how to feel and think. Being told who to blame, etc. Couldn't take my eyes and ears off of whatever the disiaster was. Shark attacks, Kidnappings, Hurricanes, Plane crashes, 9/11, GW I and II, ad nauseum.

Ron Paul freed me from it. Seeing the blatant cover-ups and lies from people who I thought I trusted (Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, Beck, etc) was enough for me to cut the cord and never support these evil bastards again.


I did the Roku thing too...saved me tons of money

and i haven't seen a news cast or commercial in years.

Thank you for that comment!

Its nice to see someone express the same sentiment with different words.


'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul



I have been without any tv programming for over 4 years now and I find my sanity has returned.

13 years for me. Most of my

13 years for me. Most of my friends think I'm crazy to get my news from the internets

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

TV is good for what it is:

TV is good for what it is: Mindlessness. Its good to give the mind a break once in a while. A lot of people use them for sports. Youre in trouble when you get your news from it or take it seriously. I wouldnt let my kids around it though. Are we talking about drugs or the tv?

We have 4

Including a giant 54" HDTV, and subscribe to cable, showtime and HBO. All for my hubby, who's addicted to it. I don't watch TV. I have my computer, and that's all the entertainment I need. I get ALL my news from the internet. I truly think that this is what differentiates us from the rest of the country. TV is brainwashing. Watching it makes you stupid and ignorant. People who watch hours of TV every day are basically hypnotized, and they BELIEVE what they see on the news, they think it's accurate, and base all their opinions and actions and decisions on what they see on the idiot tube. This is how they manipulate public opinion.


I share your happiness

We have a computer that we use for movies and concerts and things but no tv for several years now and it's been great. It's funny when the cable salespeople call or when the family is talking about some commercial they can't believe you haven't seen. On average people watch 6-8 hours of tv a day and claim to not watch much tv so when you say you don't watch tv, they probably figure you mean you only watch 3-4 hours a day.
T.V., is it the reflector or the director ?

My TV's are about 20 years old

Product placement in the shows (the shows are commercials in themselves), commercials and blatantly calling it "programming". It's called programming for a reason, eh? Even the "news" is programming.

I used to despise it as well but have come to terms over the years about what it really is, so I do watch some stuff online now. Once my tube TV's die I will get a new TV that I know will last a long time, but by then I will probably have to pay more to dispose of them than for a new disposable TV.

I just got a tv!!

I want to see how many downvotes I get.

I have rarely had a tv in my life and when I did I only got one station. I never got satellite or cable. The one time I had one briefly in a place where I got several stations I was shocked by the ads and at that time it was all the vampire type programs. Culture shock! I have totally missed the reality show era.

Really though I just got a 40" LCD for a steal. I get quite a few stations but other than testing to see if it worked I haven't watched any of them....not even to see Sandy Hook news. The Media reports on the web were complete fictitious and they didn't bother following up on things that were real. So, why would watching it over and over on tv be enjoyable?

On the good side, it is nice to sit in my living room and watch movies and youtube on a big screen in a comfy chair. I will enjoy watching my races on it rather than on my computer screen too.

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I got a new TV too....to use

I got a new TV too....to use as a monitor :)

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

I have no problem with TV (the device)

I actually have 2 LCDs , used to have 3. It's what they are hooked up to what matters. I don't have cable or air - mine are basically hooked to PCs and all the content I get is from the internet (so they are just large monitors more or less). TV is just a display medium - you can either learn a lot or you can get really dubmed down. That's a function of where the information to be displayed is coming from.

spouse and I . . .

have never had a television--

almost 4 decades--

neither of us had one before we were married either--

Yes, it does make a person 'unique'--(strange)--

can't talk to other humans in this culture--


it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

No MSM Murder Porn for you or your daughter

Good mom!

I was stunned how much my life changed after pulling the plug

on my TV's. Back when I still owned a home...I had 6 TV's! I even had one hanging under my porch so I could watch it while I was chillin in the pool.

Since losing my home in 2009, I gave away all my TV's except one that my wife uses to watch movies and I use to hold up my router.

I had no idea how damaging watching TV was until I stopped watching it. If I'm at someone's house that is watching TV, I go out on the porch and sit. Typically they come out and hang with me out there. If not...I leave. Whats really great is more and more people in my social circle are turning off the idiot box. In fact, many seem embarassed if I "catch" them watching TV. People are waking up!

Watching that P. Morgan interview here on the DP today shows just how bad its gotten even since I turned it off. For PM to treat a guest on his show the way that dude was treated goes to show how frustrated the MSM and the establishment are becoming. They know we know its all smoke and mirrors. Lies and BS.

I wish...

I could post your comment on the front page.

The younger generation is going to define us. I hope they come to the movement of peace, freedom and responsibility.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

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I wish more AIRPORTS adopt "quiet sitting areas" to allow

us to be free from chatty noisy mindless TV pollution of minds & souls.

and restaurants and bars

and doctor's office sitting areas and ER waiting rooms...seems like you can't escape the idiot box no matter where you go. I've started complaining about it to business owners or just boycotting businesses that have a tv constantly blaring. Sometimes, I just walk over to the tv and turn it off...usually, no one says anything. If I'm at a restaurant and the owner gets mad, I tell them that I can't enjoy my meal with a tv blaring and if they insist on keeping it on, I just leave without ordering. If enough people complain, maybe private business owners will remove the obnoxious things.

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speaking of which

I've always wanted to get one of these for precisely these reasons... Maybe this year I'll spring for one, for Christmas.


He's the man.

Love It Michael

I am going to get one of these.
I don't go out much, nor do I eat in restaraunts, I don't fly, I don't drink, but if I can shut off just one TV somewhere, anywhere, it's worth the price!

Maybe I'll just go visit a waiting room somewhere and try it out!

TV...what a time waster!
TV...what foolishness is therein!
TV...Total Vomit!

TV is not brainwashing....it's brain poisoning!

I killed my TV 20 years ago and it was one of the best things I ever did.

I have never missed it in all these years!

Gee, I wonder if this would be considered an MSM assault weapon of some kind?

Gonna get one just the same and put it on my keychain and be on the "ready-line"!

I found one here for only $13
I don't know how much the S&H come to.
I will be ordering tomorrow!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~


fun for the whole family!!!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

OMG...I'm getting one!!!

For me...and like 10 more for Christmas presents for family and friends! They have one on Amazon for $1.95! -- might be crap, though. I'll get a $20 model for me and $1.95 models for stocking stuffers :-)

Hey Missy

Did you get one of these and if so, how good does it work?
Let us know!


" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

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Guess what. Amazon.com carries TVbGone!

Why don't we buy those via DailyPaul Amazon widget!?! Great for us, good for Mich~ael! And whenever we get to use it, we'll think of DP :-)

Welcome to the club!

I'm with you guys, my 43" Plasma has never had Cable or Satellite hooked up to it. All I use it for is my computer monitor and netflix.
When I go somewhere that is hooked up to cable and I watch it for a minute, I get dizzy sick. The Ads have more time than the shows. I honestly think that if someone sits in front of all those ads they should be getting paid by the cable company OR at the very least it should be free.
Either way I OPT out of the brain washing box.

Hey Archons', we are taking our planet back and there's nothing you can do about it!

I get all my news from the Daily Paul!

my TV is used mostly as a large computer monitor. I don't have cable TV subscription.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis


is only for watching movies of MY choice! No cable or satellite.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift