We Want Your Money and Your Life!

Cigarette companies …

they just wanted

our money

and our lungs

you see!

But ……

The Internet Giants Today …

They want

our money

our life

everyday

in every way!

And they

have succeeded

in taking

more and more

of our money

our freedom

and our life

Away!

24 Comments Add yours

  1. judybarbera says:

    Well said and love the Sebastian picture!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. So true. Time is money and time is what they’re taking.

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Yes. Time and what we eat, drink, think and do!

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Very true! And they call it “modernisation”…hahaha

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Yes. And I also call it the devolution of mankind!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. gabychops says:

    When I saw ‘cigarettes’, it made me see red! In the Medical School, they showed us the lungs of a smoker. Dark, bootle-green, almost black.

    How many people, especially young, don’t realise the consequences of smoking?
    That is some hand-made Cutie!

    Joanna

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Yes, you’ve got that right. I smoked until 1982 when I wound up in the hospital because I was passing out due to irregular heartbeat. Haven’t smoked since. Also gave up drinking 10 years prior to that because my girls were born.

      Hal & Cute Judy Lee

      Liked by 1 person

  5. gabychops says:

    I am glad that you saw the light!

    Joanna

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Yes! After passing out at work and later on eating a couple pints of rum raisin ice cream! Delicious though…

      Liked by 1 person

  6. I agreed with your sentiment. They want our money and our life but the choice is ours.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Forbes:
      “One of the most existential questions of the modern web is how online companies should generate revenue. The web of today reflects primarily one answer to that question: that of a web where everything is free, but we pay for it through our privacy. The web has become a dystopian surveillance state in which companies stalk their unsuspecting victims across the web, extracting maximal profit from removing any shred of privacy or dignity and socializing the risk of data breach or damage to the user, while privatizing all the monetary benefit of exploiting them. Social media platforms often generate the majority of their revenue through selling hyper targeted advertising based on algorithmically mining every second of their unwilling and unwitting users’ lives. Yet those same companies go to great lengths to argue that they are not “selling” their users’ data.

      Really!?

      Liked by 3 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      Thank you for the reblog…

      Like

    2. Halbarbera says:

      Thanks for reblog

      Like

    1. Halbarbera says:

      $…⚰️👎🏼

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      And they do have ourlife if we use social media and other free apps.

      Liked by 2 people

      1. Rupali says:

        Tim John Berners-Lee didn’t know it will go in this direction so fast 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Halbarbera says:

        Tim John Berners-Lee didn’t

        Like

      3. Halbarbera says:

        Mistakenly sent!

        Like

  7. Amy Barbera says:

    Dad this is so true… cell phones are taking over all of our lives.. sometimes it makes me sad because people don’t spend much quality time together because they are always in the phones. We need to pray so much! This is a cute picture of Sebastian too! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      People have quick access to everything but know and remember very little of the real life!

      Liked by 1 person

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