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Old February 7 2013, 12:25 AM   #33
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Re: Maker Movement Motivates Federation Citizens?

T'Girl wrote: View Post
cgervasi wrote: View Post
but what I'm saying is YouTube videos, blogs, encyclopedia articles, and other digital content are provided for free.
Youtube last year made about three and a half billion dollars in advertising revenues. Every time you glance at a advertisment there, you are "paying" to use the site. When you use a public water fountain (I'm guessing that what you meant) the price of that water and the operation cost of the fountain is coming out of your (or someone's) taxes, the water isn't free.

At the very least, you are the recipient of charity.

You are paying for it indirectly via taxation. Unless you're coming from out of state and it's not federally subsidized.
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