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  • Paris doesn’t need your hashtag ‘heroics’

    11/17/2015 6:17:33 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    NY POST ^ | November 16, 2015 | 8:00pm | By Rich Lowry
    The instant online symbol of global support for Paris after last week’s attacks was a roughly rendered peace symbol with an Eiffel Tower in the middle of it. The French designer Jean Jullien sketched it as soon as he heard the news of the atrocity. He called it “Peace for Paris,” and it immediately became a sensation on social media. Its success is a sign of the times. We have become experts at treacly online mourning. We take grotesque atrocities and launder them into trite symbols and slogans that are usually self-congratulatory and, of course, wholly ineffectual. The 19th-century author...
  • White mercenaries have Boko Haram on run

    Theyre Nigerias unlikely saviors most being white, in their 50s and 60s and combat veterans of the former South African apartheid regime. But, tainted resumes notwithstanding, theyve been getting the job done in northern Nigeria, hitting the Islamist terror group Boko Haram hard enough to send the jihadists into retreat, liberating dozens of villages and freeing hundreds of women and girls held as slaves and bush wives during a six-year-long reign of terror, reported London Telegraph. Boko Haram recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. In recent years, Boko Haram has slaughtered entire...
  • Donald Trump Tells Twitter Users to Ask Him Anything and the Responses Are Brutal

    09/21/2015 10:58:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 41 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
    Donald Trump literally asked for it and social media responded. Monday morning, the GOP frontrunner tweeted the hashtag #AskTrump for a Q&A he would be holding later in the day at Twitter's New York office. And now the people responded. While there were some legitimate questions about Trump and his campaign to be the next president, a lion's share of the tweets with #AskTrump were insulting, and, in some cases, downright brutal. A few hours after it was tweeted by Trump, the hashtag was the No. 1 trend worldwide.
  • Thousands duped into showing boobs online

    06/04/2015 6:21:38 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 51 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 4th June 2015 | Alix Culbertson
    'WOMEN bearing their breasts to the world have been duped after it was revealed the social media trend has nothing to do with charity.'
  • Obama Accused of Obstructing Battle against Boko Haram to Promote Axelrods Nigerian Muslim Client

    03/26/2015 12:52:34 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    AIM ^ | March 24, 2015 | James Simpson
    When the notorious Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram, kidnapped 278 school girls [1] from the town of Chibok in northeastern Nigeria last year, Michelle Obama began a Twitter hashtag campaign [2], #BringBackOurGirls. But behind the scenes, the Obama administration was undermining Nigerias efforts to take the battle to the terrorists. Obama refused to sell Nigeria arms and supplies critical to the fight, and stepped in to block other Western allies from doing so. The administration also denied Nigeria intelligence [3] on Boko Haram from drones operating in the area. While Boko Haram was kidnapping school girls, the U.S. cut petroleum...
  • #AskHamas Twitter campaign backfires: Why did you murder 30 civilians?

    03/16/2015 5:56:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, March 14, 2015 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM A Twitter hashtag campaign launched by Hamas on Friday to build support in the West seems to be backfiring with users mocking the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza. Hamas launched (hashtag)AskHamas on Friday. The campaign promised responses from the groups leaders, or as they called it, Truth from the mouth of the horse. Some Twitter users swiftly responded with mockery.
  • Boko Haram Appears to Be Using Abducted Girls as Suicide Bombers: Experts (#BRINGBACKOURGIRLS)

    01/15/2015 4:20:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | 1-15-15 | Alexander Smith
    Three suicide bombings by girls aged as young as 10 suggest that Nigeria's Boko Haram has employed a new tactic of forcing abducted children to blow themselves up, according to experts. The Islamist sect has been carrying out almost daily killings and kidnappings across northeast Nigeria in a campaign of violence now in its sixth year. Deadly attacks on Saturday and Sunday were carried out by three young female suicide bombers. These came just days after a week-long killing spree by Boko Haram, in which the group torched at least 10 towns leaving around 2,000 people unaccounted for. It is...
  • Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources

    09/02/2014 4:34:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/2/14 | Lanre Ola
    Islamist Boko Haram insurgents have overrun much of a northeastern Nigerian town after hours of fighting that has killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, several security sources said on Tuesday.
  • #Fatkini Hashtag Inspires Women Of All Shapes To Post Unashamed Selfies

    08/14/2014 2:58:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Posting selfies is quickly becoming a universal way for people to identify themselves as aligned to a particular idea or movement, and the newest selfie trend hopes to eliminate body-shaming. In doing so, women of all shapes are reshaping body-acceptance and the retail market. The hashtag, #Fatkini, has been on the rise the past few months as more and more women on social media have gained the confidence they need to sport the revealing swimwear. Most popularly used on both Instagram and Tumblr, the hashtag has already produced thousands of selfies of plus-size women, and a following fiercely devoted toward...
  • Hashtag Wars

    08/11/2014 3:59:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/11/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The Obama administrations peculiar penchant for virtual responses to actual threats has yielded acute mockery of late, coupled with the suspicion that, beneath the White Houses defensive bluster and smart graphic design, there is much less to our 44th president than we are supposed to believe. The United States has a number of effective means by which it can deal with outfits such as Boko Haram, but one suspects that none of them involve photographs and social-media savvy. As a rule, the sort of people who are capable of abducting hundreds of teenage girls and threatening either to murder them...
  • ISIS Mocks Michelle Obama on Twitter, Boasts of Iraq Victory

    06/21/2014 10:35:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    RT ^ | June 21, 2014
    The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an Al-Qaeda-inspired Sunni militant group, is mocking Michelle Obama and so-called hashtag diplomacy on social media. The jihadists Tweets are also bragging about the capture of Iraqi military vehicles. On June 10, less than a thousand of ISIS militants in soft-shelled pickup trucks occupied the northern Iraqi city of Mosul with a population of 1.8 million people. The city fell with no apparent resistance as scores of Iraqi troops fled dropping their uniforms and leaving precious US-made hardware behind. The militants celebrated getting US-made Humvees and tanks some of which have...
  • Isis Mocks Michelle Obama, Parades English-Speaking Jihadist Imported From Uk

    06/20/2014 4:35:09 PM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2014 | by FRANCES MARTEL
    Michelle Obama's #bringbackourgirls tweet has become the laughingstock of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the militant jihadist group terrorizing Iraq. Jihadists have allegedly doctored the original photo of the First Lady brandishing a hashtag and added "#bringbackourhumvee," a reference to stolen American military equipment. The #bringbackourhumvee hashtag is now full of variations on the original image, in which the First Lady holds up a piece of paper with the hashtag associated with the more than 200 girls abducted by jihadist terror group Boko Haram in Nigeria. The jihadists and supporters have doctored the photo to replace the...
  • Ted Cruz Joins Demonstrators near White House; Calls on Obama to Help Sudanese Christian Woman

    06/13/2014 9:00:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/13/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    A group of demonstrators representing over 40 different organizations gathered outside the White House to demand that Meriam Ibrahim, a Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death for apostasy in Sudan, be freed. Dozens of protesters, including U.S. Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, stood outside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. on a warm overcast Thursday morning to demand the freeing of Ibrahim. In an interview with The Christian Post, Senator Cruz said that the effort to free Meriam Ibrahim was part of a grander need for the United States to address international religious liberty. "There are...
  • Obamas Twitter account...spent an entire day getting the year man walked on the moon wrong

    06/11/2014 4:40:05 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    In a tweet Tuesday, President Obamas official account attempted to draw attention to the plight of women workers, saying that it wasnt 1963 anymore when, as implied by an image and text, man first walked on the moon.
  • Mrs. Obama, Libs, Media, the World...where is the #BringBackOurKids?

    06/10/2014 10:02:03 AM PDT · by mononymous · 27 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 6/10/2014 | Mononymous1
    Just seems that there needs to be a hashtag on behalf of Mexican parents who need to be reunited with their missing kids who have run away from home. Mrs. Obama, come on, why do you want these kids in this unfair, racist country? Do something...

    05/30/2014 6:15:00 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 102 replies
    Today is Stupid #Hashtag Day As Donald Rumsfeld informed us There are #hashtag knowns. These are hashtags we know that we know. There are hashtag unknowns. That is to say, there are hastags that we know we dont know. But there are also unknown hashtag unknowns. There are hashtags we dont know we dont know. Which is to say "you go to war with the hashtag you have, not the hashtag you might want or wish to have at a later time."
  • Where is Michelle Obamas Hashtag for Meriam Ibrahim? Shes Pregnant and Sentenced to Die

    05/23/2014 2:58:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | May 23, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Michelle Obama did a great job at raising awareness of the hundreds of girls kidnapped by terrorists in Africa. She lent credibility and awareness to #BringOutGirlsBack – the twitter hashtag devoted to making the world be informed about their terrible plight.But where is Michelle Obama on another human rights victim — someone of interest to pro-life advocates and Christians around the world?The First Lady has been silent on the plight of Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan for rejecting Islam who is being shackled by Sudanese officials despite the fact she is eight-months pregnant. The Islamic...
  • 80 US troops in Chad helping to locate abducted girls, Obama says

    05/21/2014 12:53:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies ^ | 5/21/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama says the U.S. has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help located more than 200 girls kidnapped in Nigeria.
  • Jon Stewart Abandons 'Sanity'

    05/21/2014 4:22:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | May 21, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Just before the 2010 midterms, Comedy Central star Jon Stewart drew a large crowd to Washington to celebrate a "Rally for Sanity." He gave a closing speech, intended to be inspirational and not comical, on how "we can have animus and not be enemies." The same man who succeeded in convincing CNN to cancel "Crossfire" in 2004 because its squabbles were "hurting the country" felt the need to sermonize about overdoing caricatures of our political opponents on television. This raises the question: Does this man watch his own show? "The country's 24-hour political pundit perpetual panic conflictinator did not cause...
  • Ann Coulters Parody of Hashtag Activism Gets Under Progressives Skin

    05/15/2014 7:49:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/15/2014 | Chris Quinn
    Leave it to Ann Coulter to get the Left’s panties in a wad over the latest trendy expression of concern: hashtag activism. The pundit tweeted her parody of the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag craze, in which several high-profile figures, including First Lady Michelle Obama, have released photographs of themselves with stern visages holding up signs bearing the hashtag. Coulter’s photo features a pouty face and the hashtag #BringBackOurCountry.Needless to say, the Left is up in arms over Coulter’s satire. From Talking Points Memo: Coulter posted a photo to Twitter with her own iteration of the hashtag, in an apparent attempt to...
  • America Needs More Than A Selfie And Hashtag Foreign Policy

    05/14/2014 10:47:28 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 14, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee reminds us of why our friends no longer trust us, our enemies no longer fear us and that un-friending terrorists on social media is not a foreign policy. We've all seen the photo of first lady Michelle Obama holding up a sign with the hashtag slogan "Bring Back Our Girls." It underscores a totally unserious foreign policy that relies on gimmicks and reset buttons as Russia and radical Islamists go on the march. "You can't base your policy on what's trending on Twitter," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said...
  • SHAPIRO: How the West Won The Great Hashtag War of 2014

    05/14/2014 9:24:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 5/14/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    This week, a picture emerged of Islamist terror group Boko Haram's leader Abubakar Shekau holding a machine gun in one hand and a piece of paper in the other. On that paper was scrawled: "#WeSurrender." Thus came to an end the Great Hashtag War of 2014. Led by the bravery of First Lady Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic women of the United States Senate, the West tweeted Boko Haram into submission. When Obama released the H-bomb of twitter a sad duck-faced picture of herself in an empty room holding a sign reading #BringBackOurGirls...
  • #DoNotRidiculeHashTagDiplomacy

    05/13/2014 9:46:00 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 24 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 5/13/2014 | Komissar Blogunov
    It has come to my attention that #hastagdiplomacy is being actively ridiculed and parodied by right wing, knuckle dragging, Busheois TEA Party neanderthals. Well, this time the joke's on them.
  • #BringBackOurBalls

    05/11/2014 10:56:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5/11/14 | Merk Steyn
    t is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week's Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared - on social media! - and that's all that matters, isn't it? Just as the last floppo hashtag, #WeStandWithUkraine, didn't actually involve standing with Ukraine, so #BringBackOurGirls...
  • #ThatsCold! Russians, US in Hashtag Battle

    04/27/2014 10:41:36 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 19 replies
    ABC ^ | April 25, 2014 | Dana Hughs
    A tweet by State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki Thursday night sparked snarky Twitter responses about the diplomacy of a hashtag – but the tweet really is more evidence of a brewing social media Cold War between the U.S. and Russia. Jen Psaki ✔ @statedeptspox "The world stands #UnitedforUkraine. Let’s hope that the #Kremlin & @mfa_russia will live by the promise of hashtag"
  • 'Time travellers don't exist on the internet': Researchers spend months scanning the web for

    01/04/2014 3:27:05 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 101 replies ^ | 10:05 EST, 3 January 2014 | Victoria Woollaston
    Researchers from Michigan have scoured websites, search engine results and social networks dating back as far as 1996 in search of people who discussed select events before they happened. They even asked time travellers from the future to tweet using a specific hashtag. Yet despite comprehensive analysis of thousands of records, they were unable to find any evidence time travellers existed.
  • The Tweets at #NSA just keep on coming

    06/07/2013 11:59:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 15 replies
    Even some well-known liberal have chimed in to complain.
  • #NSACalledToTellMe trending on Twitter

    06/06/2013 10:53:34 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 5,357 replies
    Twitter Hashtag #NSACalledToTellMe ^ | June 7th 2013 | Me (Mad Dawgg)
    Twitter is running rampant with #NSACalledToTellMe tweets Here are some examples: #NSACalledToTellMe they need to use my bathroom -- the van's portapotty has exceeded its limit #NSACalledToTellMe Kudos on eating a salad with no dressing instead of The Blue Bell Rocky Road Icecream in my freezer. #NSACalledToTellMe they're not the NSA, don't know anything and would I please do the damn dishes. #nsacalledtotellme that my spare set of car keys fell in between the couch cushions! #NSACalledToTellMe to press 1 if my wiretapping experience was agreeable. If not, please notify next-of-kin of impending absence. #NSACalledToTellMe their data center is totally...
  • Vin Scully asks: What in the world is hashtag?

    04/11/2013 1:50:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 11, 2013 | David Brown
    Vin Scully asks: What in the world is hashtag? That's the question, isn't it? Legendary Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully, who makes everything sound better, especially baseball, also can make the word "hashtag" sound like some kind of illegal activity. He was curious about hashtagging, along with a new television channel called "Dog TV" that a satellite company is starting, so he worked both constructs into the broadcast of the Dodgers-San Diego Padres game Wednesday night. Naturally.
  • Good Jew hashtag is third most popular on French Twitter

    10/15/2012 5:12:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    JTA ^ | 10-15-12
    A French nonprofit said it was considering making complaints against some Twitter users following an explosion of French-language anti-Semitic messages. SOS Racisme, a Paris-based anti-discrimination organization, made the statement on its website after the phrase UnBonJuif on Oct. 10 became the third most popular hashtag among French Twitter users. Literally meaning a good Jew, it served thousands of Twitter users to enter what the French daily Le Monde termed a competition of anti-Semitic jokes. One Twitter account registered to the username Marcel Leblanc posted a picture of an emaciated Jewish woman taken in a Nazi concentration camp as his or...
  • Newest Obama Hashtag at Twitter "ObamaIndianNames" (Obama Claims Cherokee Ancestry with No Proof

    05/21/2012 1:45:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | 5/21/12 | Nachum
    Now that Obama has declared he's part Indian, there is much speculation on Twitter as to his Indian name.... Shoshome the Money Winnemucca for $3 Speaking Bull Chief Empty Suit Speaks Much Says Little Chief Shameface Dances With Clooney Puts on Ayers Swims With Red Herring Distracts With Squirrels Occupies Golf Course composite fairy tale Dances With Occupiers Bankrupts Your Children Favors Unions Chief Panderer Lies Like a Rug Runs With Radicals Born with silver forked tongue in mouth Coal Will Skyrocket Sits in Oval Flop Sweat Lodge He Whose Water Is Carried By Media Stands With Marxists Throws Like...
  • Yet another Obama campaign hashtag attempt: #readytogo

    05/06/2012 9:40:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies ^ | 5/6/12 | Anne Sorock
    At the risk of beating a dead horse, Im letting you know that the Obama campaign has unveiled yet another hashtag: #readytogo. Now theyre just making it too easy. The campaign, which officially kicked off Saturday in Ohio, even got some some college students (a la 2008) at Ohio State University to lend their faces to the latest twitter try.
  • Obama Wants To Grant Us Fairness...AND a New Hashtag to OCCUPY!

    04/11/2012 9:51:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-11-2012 | MOTUS
    Well, ok, since this has been floating around for a week or so now, we can finally get to the truth: the Buffet Rule is really more about spreading the wealth around. Just not that much wealth, according to the CBO, so its more symbolic of where we intend to go from here. So anyway, the Buffet Rule was never about paying down the deficit? It was about making life fair all along? The goal, Mr. Furman explained, is to establish a "a basic issue of tax fairness." ... ...On another front: all hells broken loose again with one of...
  • #ILikeObamacare Hijacked by Right Wing Attack Machine

    03/24/2012 9:57:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 3-24-2012 | MOTUS
    ...So,if you follow the "I like Obamacare" link David sent and give him your email and zip code (the better to target you, if and when we need a little extra help in your district), he will send you the special twitter hashtag. Butt, since I know youre all in, Ill save you the trouble. Its #ILikeObamacare. Then you, too, can start tweeting out to the world how much you like Obamacare! (because love is such a strong word). Butt we need your help: apparently the Right Wing Attack Machine has hijacked this hashtag (just like they did with #AttackWatch)...