UK Survey: The Average Person Will Watch More Than 78,000 Hrs of TV

Television has become such a common part of all of our lives that most don’t even think about just how much time they spend staring at their TV screen. Of course, all of those hours are undoubtedly adding up, and a recent survey of 2,000 British adults finds that the average TV viewer will watch an astounding 78,705 hours of programming (movies, sports, news, etc) in their lifetime. That’s a whole lot of screen time that may have been better spent on more productive endeavors.

On a day-to-day basis, the average adult watches TV for three-and-a-half hours, amounting to 1,248 hours each year.

The survey, commissioned by LG Electronics, broke down those numbers even further and concluded that the average adult these days will watch 3,639 movies at home, and 31,507 episodes of TV during their lifespan. As far as different programs, the average person will watch 11,278 different TV series as well.

Additionally, it seems that deciding what to watch is a very common problem among modern families. The average household will have two arguments every week simply over what to watch. Sadly, more than half of the survey’s participants say their household would struggle to get by with only one television for everyone.

That’s probably why, according to the research, the average home hosts at least two TV sets, which are usually thrown out in favor of newer models every six years.

When it comes to watching TV, modern audiences have made it clear that quality matters. A full quarter of respondents say their viewing experience can easily be ruined by an outdated TV, which is why many usually go out to friends’ homes or bars to watch big events.

Here’s an especially noteworthy statistic: six in ten respondents actually admit they would be lost without their TV set.

So, besides screen quality, what else annoys people most often while watching TV? Sound quality and glares on the screen were the most frequently listed annoyances by respondents. Other common annoyances included other people talking while a show is on, and others asking annoying questions while a program is on.

Between traditional cable, smart television apps, and streaming services, viewers today have never had more choices of what to watch. Interestingly, the survey actually found that many people (15%) tend to get frustrated by having too many options. On that note, the average adult will spend 2,943 hours of their life just deciding what to watch!

The survey was conducted by OnePoll.

Source: StudyFinds

Commentary below by Michael Snyder

If you want to waste your life, a great way to do that is to spend tens of thousands of hours watching television.  Today, it is so difficult to get people to leave their homes and get active in their communities, because most of us are absolutely glued to one screen or another.  After a long day at school or a hard day at work, most of us understandably want to relax, and from a very early age most of us have been trained to turn to the television as our main source of relaxation.  But of course there is great danger in allowing anyone to pump thousands upon thousands of hours of “programming” into our minds.  More than 90 percent of the “programming” that we consume is controlled by just a handful of exceedingly powerful corporations, and those corporations are owned by the elite of the world.  So when you endlessly consume their “programming”, you are willingly being bombarded by news and entertainment that reflects their beliefs, their values and their agendas.  They openly admit that they are trying to shape the future of society, and up to this point they have been extremely successful.

Unfortunately, we live at a time when most people need television or some other insidious addiction to take their minds off of the gnawing emptiness that they feel deep inside of them.  As I was doing some research the other day, a comment that someone posted on an Internet message board really struck a chord with me

As a kid life seems so amazing and you can dream of big things and have faith. The older you get it seems the world tries to take away your faith. I have had 8 jobs in my life starting in high school and I’m just sick of this ****. I’m lucky to make 100 a day . I know that’s poverty level. But I manage. But thinking ahead I have to do this every day for the next 30 years . How the hell do you guys and gals cope with reality.

I’m on empty.

I want out.

In just a few sentences, this individual summed up what millions upon millions of Americans are feeling.

The harsh realities of modern society have absolutely sucked the life out of so many people around us, and the vast majority of Americans are barely getting by and are living lives of quiet desperation.

If television allows them to forget about their troubles for a while, it is understandable why so many use it as a crutch.

But do we have to watch so much of it?  One recent survey found that the average adult will watch more than 78,000 hours of television over the course of a lifetime…

Television has become such a common part of all of our lives that most don’t even think about just how much time they spend staring at their TV screen. Of course, all of those hours are undoubtedly adding up, and a recent survey of 2,000 British adults finds that the average TV viewer will watch an astounding 78,705 hours of programming (movies, sports, news, etc) in their lifetime. That’s a whole lot of screen time that may have been better spent on more productive endeavors.

On a day-to-day basis, the average adult watches TV for three-and-a-half hours, amounting to 1,248 hours each year.

I know that some of my readers will point out that this was a British survey, but the truth is that Americans actually watch even more television.  The following comes from Wikipedia

In the US, there is an estimated 119.9 million TV households in the TV season 2018/19.

In 2017 alone, an average U.S. consumer spent 238 minutes (3h 58min) daily watching TV.

Those numbers are absolutely staggering.  And when you break them down further they become even more alarming.  In the first survey that I mentioned above, the researchers actually discovered that the average person “will watch 11,278 different TV series”

The survey, commissioned by LG Electronics, broke down those numbers even further and concluded that the average adult these days will watch 3,639 movies at home, and 31,507 episodes of TV during their lifespan. As far as different programs, the average person will watch 11,278 different TV series as well.

Are there really 11,278 television series worth watching?

I would think that you would have to go really deep into the well to watch that many, but apparently that is what many people are doing.

Of course I am not entirely against television.  For example, I think that “Poldark” is an absolute masterpiece.  But everything should be done in moderation.

The fact that we are endlessly watching so much television could help to explain why our society has become so “dumbed down”.  Yesterday, I discussed a recent study that found that 15-year-old U.S. students are about four grade levels behind 15-year-old Chinese students in math.

I bet those Chinese students are spending a lot more time studying and a lot less time watching television.

At this point, America has truly become an “idiocracy”.

For example, have you heard what the hottest new toy for this holiday season is?

It is actually a “fart launcher” that allows children to blast foul smelling air at one another.  The following comes from the New York Post

Toy insiders and wincing parents tell The Post that the Buttheads Fart Launcher 3000 — a Nerf gun-like gadget that shoots farts instead of darts — is topping off kids’ wish lists this year.

“This is my worst nightmare,” mom Angie Wong, the 42-year-old founder of the private Facebook group Brooklyn Moms, tells The Post. She recently caved and got the gas-blasting gizmo for her 5-year-old son, Will, and 7-year-old daughter, Maddie. “I can see that thing [being] used on my face one unsuspecting morning.”

Of course a “fart launcher” is not the end of the world, but as I document regularly in my articles, there are literally thousands of signs that the fabric of our society is coming apart all around us.

If our society continues to degenerate at this rate, there is only one way that our story can end.

Sadly, most people seem to think that everything is going to be just fine, because that is what their televisions are telling them to think.

Most of us are willingly plugging ourselves into “the matrix” for multiple hours every day, and so it shouldn’t be a surprise that most of us see the world the way that the elite want us to see it.

If you want to start making positive changes in your life, breaking free of your addictions is one of the most important things that you can do.

And at this point, for many Americans watching television is one of the most insidious addictions of all.

Source: EndOfTheAmericanDream.com

U.S. Department of Education’s NAEP Releases ‘America’s Report Card’ Confirming Kids are Getting Dumber

American children are getting dumb and dumber under Common Core, according to the latest results from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). And according to the results of ACT standardized tests, college-bound students are doing worse than they have ever done in the examination’s history.

From the federal government, the incredible data released late last week shows that over two thirds of American children are not even reaching basic proficiency  in reading. Eighth grade reading scores declined in more than three out of five states, the NAEP also revealed.

According to the federal study, also known as “America’s Report Card,” about two thirds of 8th grade students were not proficient in any core subject, including mathematics. The worst-performing students experienced the most significant decline in scores, too.

Some areas are even more horrifying than others. In the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for example, nine out of ten students could not reach basic proficiency in ANY core subject. In other words, despite spending around $20,000 per pupil per year for ten years, the children are about as ignorant as can be.

In Providence, Rhode Island, less than two out of ten children are even “proficient” in reading. In Detroit, not even 10 percent of students are proficient in reading. And the trend continues downward as Americans get dumber and dumber.

“The numbers are reason for deep concern,” said U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who has been in office since the last NAEP results were released in 2017. “This country has a student achievement crisis.”

Noting that more than one third of fourth graders are considered “below basic” in reading, DeVos also let the cat out of the bag.

“Let’s be honest about what ‘below basic’ really is: they can’t read,” she said, without noting that even many who score above “below basic” are functionally illiterate, too. “And their scores are getting worse.”

“There is no excuse for any of this,” said DeVos. “America’s educators know what it takes to teach a student to read. They know students need the basics—phonics. They just aren’t given the freedom to teach it.”

Of course, part of that is true, and part of it is a bold lie. It is true that the students need phonics. And it is true that teachers are not given the freedom to teach it.

But by and large, America’s educators do not  know what it takes to teach a student to read, because they were mostly taught quackery such as “whole language,” “whole word,” “guided reading,” and “balanced literacy” in college.

Perhaps more outrageous is the fact that DeVos herself bears partial responsibility for it, as she continues to insist on Common Core and its quack literacy standards that include sight-word memorization.

Adding insult to injury, DeVos went on to drop some even larger whoopers that will be addressed in an upcoming article. And she took the opportunity to promote taxpayer funding (along with the government control that will involve) for alternative forms of education, essentially declaring war on true school choice under the guise of “school choice.”

Source: https://freedomproject.com/the-newman-report/1239-u-s-children-getting-dumber-and-dumber

Mexican Study Shows an Inverse Association between Fluoride Exposure and IQ in Children

OP V – 2 Prenatal fluoride exposure and neurobehavior among children 1–3 years of age in Mexico Author: Thomas D, Sanchez B, Peterson K, Basu N, Martinez-Mier EA, Mercado-Garcia A, Hernandez-Avila M, Till C, Bashash M, Hu H, Tellez-Rojo MM. Journal Name: Occupational & Environmental Medicine Publish Date: 03-18-2018 Abstract Background/aim Recent studies report an […]

At a Medical Symposium, Bill Gates Family Doctor in the 90’s Said He “refused to vaccinate his own children”

The physician who served as Bill Gates’ private doctor in Seattle in the 1990s says the Microsoft founder and vaccine proponent “refused to vaccinate his own children” when they were young.

I don’t know if he had them vaccinated as adults, but I can tell you he point blank refused to vaccinate them as children,” the physician said at a behind closed doors medical symposium in Seattle, adding “They were gorgeous kids, really smart and vivacious, and he said they would be OK as it was, they didn’t need any shots.

The comments caused a stir among physicians at the symposium with claims he was breaking doctor-patient confidentiality, according to reports. However as he was speaking to other physicians, he was not breaking the industry code of conduct.

Gates has three children with his wife Melinda – Jennifer, Rory and Phoebe – born between 1996 and 2002, and according to his former doctor, they are all unvaccinated and healthy.

The news that Bill Gates does not vaccinate his own children, despite being the world’s most active campaigner for mandatory vaccinations, should come as no surprise. Studies prove that the elite do not vaccinate their children. But at the same time they expect the masses to have their children vaccinated.

According to TruthWiki, “Gates is widely criticized for being anti-competitive and for being a pro-vaccine zealot. He engages in many ‘philanthropic endeavors,’ such as donating large amounts of money to various scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates has even gone so far as to fund technologies that are designed for mass sterilization in order to address what he refers to as the world’s population problem.”

Now, Bill Gates and his corrupt Foundation push experimental, untested malaria vaccines on innocent Africans in Kenya, Ghana, and Malawi. Critics are screaming that it’s all part of a depopulation scheme, and some vaccines, including the tetanus jab, have been found to contain chemicals that sterilize young girls – chemicals that have nothing at all to do with vaccine functionality.

Bill Gates’ “mission” to protect third world populations from disease via mass vaccination is contrary to his own personal actions with his own children, and auspiciously crosses lines with his deep financial collaboration with health agencies and vaccine manufacturers.

The elite do not vaccinate 

In California, the children most likely to be unvaccinated are white and come from the wealthiest families in Los Angeles, according to a recent study.

The percentage of kindergartners with state-issued personal belief exemptions doubled from 2007 to 2013, from 1.54% to 3.06%. That’s about 17,000 of the wealthiest children, out of more than half a million, opting out of receiving vaccinations.

Vaccine exemption percentages were highest in mostly white, high-income neighborhoods such as Orange County, Santa Barbara and parts of the Bay Area, according to CNN.

The study, which was published in the American Journal of Public Heath, looked at more than 6,200 California schools and found vaccine exemptions were twice as common among kindergartners attending private institutions.

Very rich and privileged parents like the idea of herd immunity, but they don’t want to take the risks associated with vaccinations when it comes to their own children. They are worried about adverse reactions including autism.

Source: Transcend Media (via Wayback machine)

China Fluoride Mice Study: Fluoride Exposure Causes Cognitive Dysfunction in Humans and Animals

Abstract Fluoride (F) exposure causes cognitive dysfunction in humans and animals. However, the precise molecular mechanisms by which fluoride exerts its neurotoxic effects are poorly understood. In this study, an animal model of fluoride exposure was created by providing ICR mice were treated with vehicle F at a dose of 0 (control group), 50 (low-fluoride […]