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I’m Nate Houstman

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The Steady Decline Of AAA Games: Developers Ditch Corporate Tyranny And Start Over

This YouTube video by Bellular News provides an overview of the decline of corporate made AAA video games. For a few years, giant development companies including Electronic Arts and Activision/Blizzard have inspired the wrath of YouTubers who cover the industry. AAA publishers and developers use greedy and manipulative monetization practices, and overwork their employees to the point of physical illness. These companies used to be the leaders in game quality, but today they are bloated, corrupt, and the creative talent is striking out on its own.

Bitcoin Price Breakout? Month Of Consolidation, How Much Longer?

In another YouTube video by Crypto Zombie, the host K-Dub reports signs of a Bitcoin price breakout coming soon. Ever since the economic stimulus checks were distributed in March, Bitcoin has hovered between about $54K and $60K. For any other asset class, this would seem volatile, but it’s been very boring by cryptocurrency standards. Looking at the charts, we should see either a new all time high, or drop to $50K, in another week.

Beginner’s Guide To Handguns Part 4: Storage And Staging For Home Defense

In this YouTube video by USCCA, we learn the difference between gun storage and staging in the home, and how to practice them safely. Storage is keeping an empty gun unused for long periods of time, while staging is having one ready, yet secure, in case of a home invasion.

25 Minute Dumbbell Workout: Build Muscle And Burn Fat

In this YouTube video, we have another dumbbell workout by Funk Roberts. This one is 25 minutes long and utilizes metabolic conditioning and high intensity interval training (HIIT.)

Beginner’s Guide To Handguns Part 3: Gun Range Safety And Etiquette

This YouTube video by National Shooting Sports Foundation explains common safety and etiquette rules at a shooting range. Shooting ranges are important places to practice. Many will let you rent or otherwise try out different gun models before you commit to buying one. It’s helpful to know how a gun model feels in your hands and if it’s comfortable; everyone is different.

The Rise Of Indie Comics: Crowdfunding, Mainstream Publisher Collapse, And Twitter’s Undue Influence

his YouTube video by Clownfish TV reports on the outstanding success indie comics, while reviewing the state of mainstream comic publishers’ woes. For many years, Twitter has had too much influence on mainstream entertainment, and Corporate America for that matter. Twitter amplifies the complaints of far left agitators, comics publishers and Hollywood listen to them, and regular audiences reject the products that result.

Beginner’s Guide To Handguns Part 2: 4 Rules Of Firearm Safety

This very important YouTube video by Warrior Poet Society lists 4 safety rules for handguns. The host John Lovell is a former Army Ranger who teaches firearm safety throughout the United States. These rules are universal, and should be practiced by gun owners so much they become second nature.

25 Minute Yoga Workout

In this YouTube video by Yoga With Tim, we are guided in a 25 minute yoga workout meant to detox the body and improve the nervous system. The instructor Tim Sinesi provides variations of the exercises to match one’s skill level. If you haven’t practiced yoga before, or haven’t for many months like me, this is an easy workout to get into.

Beginner’s Guide To Handguns Part 1: How A Handgun Works

In this YouTube video by Guns & Accessories, the host presents the basics of how a handgun works. There are many types of guns and ammunition. The host explains how ammunition is classified by its diameter size, whether in the Standard or Metric systems. Then he carefully demonstrates how a standard gun operates while not firing with it.

Bitcoin News: Explosive Growth In April?

It’s time for another cryptocurrency update as we listen to this video by Crypto Zombie. The host K-Dub predicts the month of April will be explosive for the value of Bitcoin. Historically, March is a bearish period for Bitcoin, but this year we have seen a general bull trend with mostly sideways consolidation.

“Don’t Force It” Unisex Twill Hat

“Don’t Force It” Unisex Twill Hat

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“It’s Okay To Stand Up For Yourself” Unisex Twill Hat

“It’s Okay To Stand Up For Yourself” Unisex Twill Hat

The Unisex 6-panel Twill Cap is one of our most popular options—it’s perfect for the great outdoors, sporting events, and everyday use. This solid design is 100% cotton twill and will become your go-to hat for years to come. Buckram lining not only...

“Grace Against The Machine” Unisex Twill Hat

“Grace Against The Machine” Unisex Twill Hat

The Unisex 6-panel Twill Cap is one of our most popular options—it’s perfect for the great outdoors, sporting events, and everyday use. This solid design is 100% cotton twill and will become your go-to hat for years to come. Buckram lining not only...

7 Options When You Can’t Avoid A Narcissist

7 Options When You Can’t Avoid A Narcissist

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In this video by Surviving Narcissism, Dr. Les Carter gives us 7 options for when you can’t avoid a narcissist. You may be in a situation where you can’t completely leave an abusive relationship, whether you’re family, or if you work together, or you share the same social circle and leaving the narcissist means leaving other people you love.

Cancel Culture Exposed: Message To Japanese Artists Gives Signs Of Far Left Mob Tactics

Cancel Culture Exposed: Message To Japanese Artists Gives Signs Of Far Left Mob Tactics

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This YouTube video by Clownfish TV reports on a viral Twitter post alerting Japanese manga and fan artists to Western “cancel culture.” The post is written in both Japanese and English, and is a response to a rash of weird criticisms of Japanese art. This is helpful not just to the Japanese, but to anyone trying to navigate the modern cultural landscape.

How To Root Out Corruption: Forbes Criticizes Disney, Cover To Fix Lucasfilm

How To Root Out Corruption: Forbes Criticizes Disney, Cover To Fix Lucasfilm

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Earlier this month, Forbes published an opinion piece criticizing the Walt Disney Company for firing Gina Carano and being too cozy with China’s Communist regime. In the following YouTube video by Midnight’s Edge, we can examine the hidden message in the article. By hearing from a financial news outlet rather than the entertainment and Hollywood trades media, Disney has greater incentive to change its ways.

Energy Storage: 5 New Battery Technologies, And Why We Need Them

Energy Storage: 5 New Battery Technologies, And Why We Need Them

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This September 2020 YouTube video by Electric Future lists 5 battery technologies in development. Batteries and other types of energy storage can solve reliability issues with renewable energy. They can help decentralize businesses and homes by getting people off the existing power grid. And they can enable new forms of transportation.

Japanese Comics Break Sales Records In 2020, But American Comics Crash And Burn

Japanese Comics Break Sales Records In 2020, But American Comics Crash And Burn

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This YouTube video by YellowFlash 2 reports on the record sales Japanese manga made in 2020. Much of it is due to online distribution, but an even bigger reason is Western audiences are starving for quality storytelling. They don’t get it from modern American comics made by big corporate publishers.

Patent For Decentralized Video Streaming: Theta Network Explained

Patent For Decentralized Video Streaming: Theta Network Explained

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On March 15, an updated patent was issued to Theta Labs and its decentralized video streaming network. After 2020, video streaming is more important than ever, but it’s controlled by a handful of corporations. This creates a bottleneck in streaming bandwidth, as well as censorship concerns. Theta is another platform based on blockchain technology, and is hosted on thousands of individual computers around the world.

Entrepreneurship From The Beginning: Part 4

Entrepreneurship From The Beginning: Part 4

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In this YouTube video we come back to Biaheza and his series about making money from scratch. This episode, he sets out to buy and flip a high-end mountain bike and paint house numbers on street curbs.

Stimulus Boosts Bitcoin To All Time High, Then Back Down After The Weekend

Stimulus Boosts Bitcoin To All Time High, Then Back Down After The Weekend

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Here’s another cryptocurrency report by Crypto Zombie. Some Americans received their first round of COVID stimulus money Saturday morning, which likely went into Bitcoin and other crypto assets. Bitcoin reached another all time high that day, going over $61,000. Today its price is back down to the middle $50K’s, as some holders took profits.

8 Narcissistic Manipulation Tactics

8 Narcissistic Manipulation Tactics

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In this video, we come back to Surviving Narcissism hosted by Dr. Les Carter. We learn about 8 tactics narcissists use to “train” and manipulate their victims. They can be divided into 4 phases, ingratiation, guilt trips, humiliation, and open harm.

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