Tom Mazanec wrote:> When someone says you could live a lower standard lifestyle or
> take charity you say you don't wanna. When someone says you could
> set up Patreon or some other fund raising source you say it's too
> much trouble. You keep saying you're smarter than anyone else, and
> always knew they were going to create disasters. Anyone who
> disagrees with your analysis is a troll or an idiot. With this
> attitude no wonder you can't get a job.
I really have to laugh at this. I won't say that you're a troll or an
idiot, but I will say that you're delusional. Exactly what charity
are you referring to? Please tell me. Keep in mind that I have
regular doctors appointments, I take seven prescription drugs every
day, I need computer equipment, and I need cable tv and internet
access if I'm going to continue maintaining these web sites, which I
gather you want me to do. Since I can't get anyone to pay me to do
actual work, please tell me, dear Tom, the name of the fantasy charity
that will provide money for all of that. Also tell me what you mean
by "lower lifestyle," since I currently have zero entertainment
expenses, and all I do now is sit in front of my computer for 16 hours
a day, except when I have to go to the grocery store. I even use a
battery-operated haircutting device, so I won't have to pay a barber.
Which of my extravagant expenses would you like me to cut out for this
fantasy charity you're recommending?
Then with regard to Patreon, you claim I said "it's too much trouble."
I won't say that you're a troll or an idiot, but I will say that
you're lying, because you know that isn't true since you were involved
in that conversation. What I said was that I would certainly go to
the trouble, but it wouldn't make any money. I have years of
experience with this. I've written thousands of articles and several
books, and I've made zero money. Patreon would be the same.
You remember "JenXChick," don't you? She said I could make money with
Youtube or Patreon, and I asked her find someone to take
responsibility for getting subscribers. I would provide the content,
and we would share the money. She said that she would check with
several people, and get back to me. Well, she never got back to me.
Why do think that is, dear Tom? It's because she checked with those
other people and discovered that I'm right -- I could go to a lot of
trouble, but I wouldn't make any money.
Incidentally, that deal is still open. If someone wants to take
responsibility for getting subscribers, then I'll provide content and
we can share the money.
So then you conclude, "With this attitude no wonder you can't get a
job." This is kind of amusing, because in a sense this means that you
agree with me that I'm going to run out of money, and have no choice
except to go. However, I would point out that I've had the same
attitude my whole life, and the only thing that's different now is
that I'm older. But whether my "problem" is my age or my attitude,
the bottom line is exactly the same either way. And you don't have to
be "smarter than anyone else" to grasp that. So once again, I won't
say that you're a troll or an idiot, but I will say that you're
It's much easier to run someone else's life than to run your own,