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  • Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins ‘Range War’ With Feds

    04/14/2014 8:14:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 165 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    This is the power of social media. This is the power of personal video cameras. This is the power of citizen journalists. And the next time Senator Feinstein calls for “licencing” only “legitimate journalists,” that the 1st Amendment only extends to people who work at the New York Times, Washington Post, or MSNBC, remember this moment. This is how the bullies with the power, the cronies and their allies, are turned back. Dianne Feinstein First Amendment Is A Special Privilege This is not about a rancher owing the Bureau of Land Management money. This is about a federal government which...
  • ‘NewsOne Now’ Panel: Has the LGBT Lobby Gone Too Far?

    04/09/2014 11:30:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Newsone ^ | Apr 7, 2014
    Just ten days after becoming CEO of web company Mozilla, Brendan Eich resigned after drawing the ire of LGBT advocates. In 2008, Eich donated money to the Proposition 8 campaign, an effort around legislation to make same-sex marriage illegal in California. When he was announced as the new Mozilla head, members of the LGBT community and even Mozilla employees expressed their dissatisfaction through social media and called for Eich’s resignation. Many have since spoken out against the backlash calling it unfair. On Monday’s “NewsOne Now,” Roland Martin was joined by a panel of guests to discuss the news, whether the...
  • American Fakectivism: Social Media activism by small numbers of people integrated into news cycle

    04/09/2014 7:51:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/09/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    What do the forced departure of Brendan Eich from Mozilla and #CancelColbert have in common? They are both examples of Fakectivism. Fakectivism is social media activism by small numbers of people that is integrated into the news cycle because it matches the media’s political agenda.Every Tea Party member knows that media coverage of actual protests is unequal. Twenty students, most of them volunteers at an environmental non-profit, protesting Keystone will get media coverage that a thousand Tea Party members protesting ObamaCare won’t receive.The same is true of online protests.Many of the real life protests covered by the media are fake....
  • The 25 Pictures Girls Need to Stop Posting in Social Media (slide show)

    04/08/2014 3:35:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 39 replies
    Rant Chic ^ | November 7, 2013 | Haley Kittsmiller
    Everyday, our feeds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are flooded with the same old crap. Girls are going crazy taking pictures of EVERYTHING throughout their days, and subjecting their friends to this garbage on all the social media sites. These following 20 [sic] pictures are the most commonly posted, and the reason Zuckerberg gave us an 'unfriend' button.
  • FireChat Network-Free Chat Could Be Big. And Now It’s on Android.

    04/04/2014 2:05:48 AM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Apr 3, 2014 | Rafe Needleman
    FireChat is one of the most interesting new communications products to arrive in the past year. Mostly because it’s not another take on standard messaging. By which I mean it’s not another WhatsApp clone. FireChat is a hyperlocal chat tool that allows smartphones to connect to each other directly, without the need for WiFi hotspots or cellular networks. As long as two devices (or a bunch of devices in a small space) can connect to one another, using Bluetooth or their WiFi radios, they’ll be able to chat. (Typically, every communication your smartphone gets from another smartphone comes through an...
  • Abandoned 27 years ago, ‘Burger King Baby’ finds mother

    03/27/2014 4:05:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    /thegazette.com ^ | 26 March 2014 | 3:26 pm | DANIEL KELLEY
    A woman abandoned as a newborn 27 years ago in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, fast-food restaurant bathroom has been reunited with her birth mother after a social media blitz, local media reported on Wednesday. Katheryn Deprill, left in the Burger King bathroom only hours after she was born, met her birth mother on Monday in a lawyer’s office, she told WFMZ television in an interview. Deprill said her birth mother, who she did not identify, recounted getting pregnant after being raped while on a trip abroad and giving birth in her childhood bedroom at the age of 17. Her parents did...
  • Law of Social Media: Digital Coup Coming

    03/23/2014 4:12:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Recent events in Turkey, and prior events in Egypt and Libya got me thinking about the amazing power of social media. On Thursday, Turkey's prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to eradicate twitter, adding “The international community can say this or that – I don’t care. They will see the power of the Turkish Republic.” The next day a "digital coup" occurred and Twitter Use in Turkey Jumped to New High. With the above in mind, I propose ... The Law of Social Media: Arrogant fools who think they can control social media quickly discover social media controls them. The...
  • Culture Challenge of the Week: Explicit Content, Everywhere

    03/13/2014 5:11:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Even if you weren’t one of the 28.2 million Americans watching the 2014 Grammys last month, you probably caught wind of the controversy over Beyoncé’s raunchy performance of her song “Drunk in Love,” featuring her husband Jay-Z. Perhaps it was her lingerie-like outfit or her chair dancing or the part where Jay-Z grasped her rear, but this was one of those moments when parents find themselves putting their hands over their children’s eyes—or flipping to another channel. Beyoncé, a mother of a 2-year old, raked in tons of media attention for that performance. Some of the publicity was negative. The...
  • Al-Qaeda Unveils New Magazine Aimed at Western Jihadis

    03/12/2014 2:49:05 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies
    TELEGRAPH.co.uk ^ | 10:06AM GMT 10 Mar 2014 | By Rob Crilly, Islamabad
    "Al-Qaeda unveils new magazine aimed at Western jihadis Advert for 'Resurgence' magazine uses words of Malcolm X in appeal to disaffected Muslims in US and Europe, as it turns focus away from Middle East" SNIPPET: "Al-Qaeda is starting an English language magazine as part of a fresh effort to recruit and inspire Western jihadis to launch attacks in their own countries, according to security analysts. A video posted on YouTube uses the words of Malcolm X to justify violent struggle, before announcing the name of the magazine, Resurgence." SNIPPET: "However, the new magazine appears to be the first English language...
  • LA Gang Members Join the Fray in Syria – Fighting Alongside Regime (Video)

    03/02/2014 11:12:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/1/14 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Los Angeles gang members have joined the fray in Syria. The gang-bangers are reportedly fighting alongside the regime forces.</p> <p>MEMRI posted the transcript.</p> <p>A video-clip recently posted on the Internet shows two Armenian Power gang members from Los Angeles fighting in Syria. One of them, Wino Ayee Peeyakan, also posted a picture of himself in Hizbullah garb on his Facebook page.</p>
  • Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran's Support for Terrorism Worldwide

    03/05/2014 12:33:55 AM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    Joint Subcommittee Hearing: Iran’s Support for Terrorism Worldwide Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa 2172 House Rayburn Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Mar 4, 2014 10:00am
  • Facebook mulling policy changes on gun-themed pages (exclusive)[Bloomberg, of course]

    03/04/2014 3:36:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    VentureBeat | March 3, 2014 | Richard Byrne Reilly
    Facebook may announce company policy changes for gun-related pages in the coming weeks, VentureBeat has learned. The social network has been under pressure from the powerful Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Moms Demand Action civic group to ban gun-themed fan pages on the site. “Talks are progressing. The discussions are ongoing; there have been positive developments,” sources close to the conversations told VentureBeat. An extensive VentureBeat investigation last week revealed that adults and children were making arrangements to buy, sell, and trade guns through the many Facebook fan pages devoted to guns and the people who use them, sometimes...
  • Do You Text While Walking? This App Wants to Save Your Life

    03/03/2014 8:18:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 3, 2014
    Raise your hand if you’ve ever walked smack into something or someone while staring down at your smartphone? Yeah, you. You know who you are, and you’re far from alone. We’re guilty of walking and texting, too. Fear no longer, distracted, device-gazing zombie walkers. Help for unabashed, small-screen addicts like us is on the way -- to the Google Play store next month, actually. The industrious geniuses at New York City’s One Llama Labs have developed a hyper sound-sensitive Android app called Audio Aware.
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Does anyone use, or understand Linked In? (vanity question)

    02/20/2014 9:09:05 AM PST · by Baynative · 69 replies
    Inquiry | 2/20/14 | Baynative
    I get messages from a website called Linked In all the time. It appears to be some sort of business oriented facebook thingie. But, I can't figure out what it does.
  • Rogers High student's tweet, Web boasts may draw felony charge (update)

    02/19/2014 8:02:13 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 99 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | February 18, 2014 | Paul Walsh and Paul Levy
    Boasts about sexual conquests on a now-deleted Web page could trigger felony charges against a popular Rogers High School student athlete and others, the latest twist in a swirl of accusations, comments and protest involving social media.The furor in the Elk River Area School District on Tuesday transcended the dispute over a controversial tweet by the student and exposed the sexually explicit and often vicious exchanges that fill popular online pages created by students at many Minnesota schools. The anonymous posts include bragging messages, accusations and insults directed at students, teachers and others.Rogers Police Chief Jeff Beahen said the “Rogers...
  • Pope Francis, in Social-Media Message, Calls Internet a 'Gift From God'

    01/23/2014 8:04:46 AM PST · by Biggirl · 32 replies
    National Journal ^ | January 23, 2014 | Brian Resnick
    The Internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God. —Pope Francis No, your holiness, quotes like these are the gift. In this papal statement released Thursday, the pope throws his considerable influence behind the idea that social media, and the other tools of the Internet, can be one of the means to unite the world and perhaps rectify the gap between the rich and poor—an emerging theme of his papacy. "We should not overlook the fact that those who for whatever reason lack access to social media run the...
  • Cyber experts uncover 2 million stolen passwords to Web accounts

    01/10/2014 1:15:39 AM PST · by legalservicesbc · 8 replies
    http://www.reuters.com ^ | December 5, 2014 | Robert Galbraith
    <p>Researchers with Trustwave's SpiderLabs said they discovered the credentials while investigating a server in the Netherlands that cyber criminals use to control a massive network of compromised computers known as the "Pony botnet."</p> <p>The company told Reuters on Wednesday that it has reported its findings to the largest of more than 90,000 websites and Internet service providers whose customers' credentials it had found on the server.</p>
  • Social Media Hasn’t Enabled Us To ‘Scale’ Friend Capacity, Oxford Study Suggests

    01/08/2014 10:49:42 PM PST · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Social News Daily ^ | January 8, 2014 | Kim LaCapria
    The illusion social media presents of streamlining friendships may have something to it — allowing us to pare down on rote announcements, invites or shares — but it hasn’t increased our capacity to connect meaningfully on a larger scale, new research out of Oxford indicates. Social media has often been analyzed in regards to its potential to increase our connectivity in terms of binary units of “closeness.” That is to say, before social media, we physically lacked the capability to have hundreds of friends. So now that there is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, can we do more friend stuff?...
  • Khamenei Bans Chatting Between Unrelated Men and Women (Iran)

    01/06/2014 9:02:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 1/7/2014, 6:42 AM | Elad Benari
    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a fatwa (religious edict) banning online chatting between unrelated men and women, Iranian media reported on Monday, according to Al Arabiya. Ironically, Khamenei’s ruling came a day after Iran’s Foreign Minister touted his country as a “model for democracy” in the region. “Given the immorality that often applies to this, it is not permitted,” the Supreme Leader responded to a question posted to his website on the issue. The ruling came days after Iranian authorities blocked WeChat, a popular messaging application that enables smart phone users to access online social networks. …
  • Facebook ‘basically dead and buried’ among teens, as their parents increasingly embrace it: study

    12/29/2013 6:20:53 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 75 replies
    National Post [Canada] / The Telegraph ^ | December 27, 2013 | Matthew Sparkes
    A study of how older teenagers use social media has found that Facebook is “not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried” and is being replaced by simpler social networks such as Twitter and Snapchat, an expert has claimed. Young people now see the site as “uncool” and keep their profiles live purely to stay in touch with older relations, among whom it remains popular. Prof Daniel Miller of University College London, an anthropologist who worked on the European Union-funded research, wrote in an article for the academic news website The Conversation: “Mostly they feel embarrassed even...
  • Lesbian waitress in ‘anti-gay’ receipt flap fired

    12/09/2013 1:47:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 7, 2013 | 4:22pm | Kate Briquelet
    A New Jersey waitress who raked in thousands in donations after claiming a couple didn’t tip her because she’s gay was fired from her job on Saturday. Dayna Morales, 22, was finally canned from Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater—nearly a month after she made national headlines over what’s likely a hoax. … Acquaintances say Morales—who was dishonorably discharged from the military—has a history of fibbing and at one point pretended she had terminal cancer. …
  • Watch Out, Your Character Is Showing

    11/13/2013 6:22:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Character is what you do when no one is watching." It's a bit of a trite saying, attributed to coaches, motivational speakers and fortune cookie writers (by the way, whose idea was it to replace fortune cookie predictions with treacly aphorisms from the "Successories" reject pile?). Still, the expression's popularity illustrates the power of the idea behind it. Character is what you do when the only controlling authority is your conscience. Because young people do not yet have fully formed characters, they often need incentives beyond exhortations to do the right thing. That's one reason most parents reward good behavior...
  • 'Very, Very Major' Social Media Site Co-Founder: Obamacare Technology 'Sucks'

    10/23/2013 6:37:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Don't take it from conservatives. The co-founder of a "very, very major social-media site" has said the criticism of the Obamacare website is fair because the "technology sucks." So reported Willie Geist on today's Morning Joe, telling panelists that the person he interviewed was co-founder of a site so major that they would all know it and might have it open on their computers as he spoke. View the video here.
  • IRGC and the Spiritual Vacuum of Latin American Leftists

    IRGC and the spiritual vacuum of Latin American leftists The following is a glimpse of the kind of thing I often see while researching the activities of the IRGC (writ large) in Latin America. Communism fails to provide for the spiritual needs of leftwing political activists, and the Islamic Republic of Iran seems to have done a pretty good job of inserting themselves and the Khomeinist version of Shiism into that void. (Either that or the IRI is throwing lots of money around and the leftists are whores, which is certainly possible, but for the moment I'll take the more...
  • Facebook defends looser restrictions on teen usage (teenagers are 'expert')

    10/18/2013 2:42:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Guardian ^ | 10/18/13 | Alex Hern
    Facebook has defended its decision to make the posts of its teenage users more visible claiming that “teenagers are expert at controlling who they share things with”. The social networking site says that it has tightened privacy settings for users aged between 13 to 17, restricting sharing of posts to friends only by default. The previous default included friends of friends which might not be directly known by the user. The company has also introduced “additional tools to help educate teens on the implications of sharing a post with a public audience, with reminders as they post,” explained a Facebook...
  • Lawmaker pushes to keep employers from asking for social media passwords

    10/11/2013 4:03:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WFTV-TV ^ | October 11, 2013
    ORLANDO, Fla. — As if it's not hard enough applying for jobs, some businesses are now asking potential hires to hand over their Facebook and Twitter passwords so they can look through them before they're hired. But Sen. Jeff Clemens of Lake Worth wants to stop that, and Channel 9's Racquel Asa learned how the proposed bill could help job candidates. Tammy McCary is back in the job market after losing her job eight months ago. She said she's all for a law that prevents a potential employer from asking her for her Facebook information. "It's my personal life and...
  • Gunman Who Took Hostages at Louisiana Bank Posted Chilling Facebook Messages

    10/05/2013 11:57:48 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies
    FOX NEWS.com ^ | August 14, 2013 | n/a
    "Gunman who took hostages at Louisiana bank posted chilling Facebook messages" SNIPPET: "The gunman who took three hostages at a Louisiana bank Tuesday -- killing one of them before being shot and killed by police -- recently posted chilling messages on Facebook, including a cartoon strip about hostages.   In a post on Sunday, 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed displays a cartoon strip that focuses on an apparent hostage situation." SNIPPET: "Ahmed's final post, made Tuesday just hours before the hostage standoff began, is of a photo of a man with a sword attacking a tank.Under the photo is a quote...
  • Running Into Facebook

    10/05/2013 7:49:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | Rich Tucker
    As the baseball playoffs approach, beware: As some fans in Boston found out the hard way, snapping too many cell phone photos may be bad for your camera. Or at least your beer. Still, despite the chance of losing your phone or your beverage, we love to snap and share. Everything. It was that noted wine drinker Socrates who opined that the unexamined life is not worth living. But how many friends would he have had on Facebook, anyway? Americans don’t have Socratic problems. Our lives are over-examined. Few of us go anywhere without a smart phone these days. Whether...
  • The 'Peace of Mind' Metric

    10/02/2013 1:26:53 PM PDT · by Noremac · 1 replies
    Blasted Fools.com ^ | October 2, 2013 | Richard Cameron
    In the immediate wake of the initial Snowden revelations about the NSA demanding and receiving millions of phone records of Americans from the telcos, the agency officials and their apologists in Congress reflexively countered the public outcry with the narrative that domestic spying saved us from terror plots and that numerous such plots were thwarted by NSA breaches of privacy. NSA Chief, General Keith Alexander, in testimony before a Senate committee in June, made this statement - “It’s dozens of terrorist events that these (programs)have helped prevent, from my perspective.” Alexander also appeared before a House committee as seen in...
  • California Gov. Brown signs anti-revenge porn bill

    10/01/2013 10:43:16 PM PDT · by oxcart · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/01/13
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill outlawing so-called revenge porn and levying possible jail time for people who post naked photos of their exes after bitter breakups. Senate Bill 255, which takes effect immediately, makes it a misdemeanor to post identifiable nude pictures of someone else online without permission with the intent to cause emotional distress or humiliation. The penalty is up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. "Until now, there was no tool for law enforcement to protect victims," the bill's author, Sen. Anthony Cannella, said in a statement. "Too many have had...
  • Friends Without Benefits

    10/01/2013 11:45:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    September 26, 2013 | Nancy Jo Sales
    Friends Without Benefits (Vanity Fair can only be linked to.)
  • #RedeemYourVote twitter campaign

    09/26/2013 10:03:53 PM PDT · by Washi · 9 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 9/26/2013 | Self
    I'm not terribly well versed in social media in general or in Twitter in particular. I do have a twitter account, though, to keep up with local news events. I just tweeted the following, however to my two democrat senators.@MarkUdall @SenBennetCO You read the bill? You either didn't read it, or you voted for a trainwreck. #RedeemYourVote. Defund Obamacare I hope I did it right, and I hope that others with Senators that voted for obamacare, and that have access to twitter will send the same hashtag (#RedeemYourVote) to your liberal senators.
  • 'All Muslims leave...we only want to kill non-Muslims': Gunmen massacre at least 30 in Kenyan mall

    09/21/2013 11:48:06 AM PDT · by matt04 · 97 replies
    Kenyan police and soldiers have pinned down the remaining gunmen who opened fire at a shopping centre earlier today, killing 30 and leaving at least 50 others injured. A security source at the scene in the capital Nairobi confirmed moments ago the attackers have been isolated. The source said: 'The attackers have been isolated and are pinned down in an area on one of the floors - the rest of the mall seems to be secure.' No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is looking increasingly likely the Somalia terrorist group al-Shabaab may be responsible. A statement released...
  • California school district hires firm to monitor students' social media

    09/16/2013 2:24:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/15/2013 | Michael Martinez
    A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats. The district in Glendale, California, is paying $40,500 to a firm to monitor and report on 14,000 middle and high school students' posts on Twitter, Facebook and other social media for one year. Though critics liken the monitoring to government stalking, school officials and their contractor say the purpose is student safety. As classes began this fall, the district awarded the contract after it earlier paid the...
  • Live! Secretary Kerry answers questions on Syria. Today via Hangout at 2pm ET.

    09/10/2013 2:23:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Live! Secretary Kerry answers questions on Syria. Today via Hangout at 2pm ET.
  • University gets huffy about who can appear on its panels

    09/04/2013 1:02:16 PM PDT · by usalady · 5 replies
    Examiner | September 3, 2013 | Martha
    Who would have thought that in this day of women striding boastfully while exhibiting their breasts or tushies, a university would decide that an aging news commenter would go too far while exhibiting his pumped up naked aging body?
  • Vietnam’s Communist Leaders Try to Rein in Social Media

    08/28/2013 2:40:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 28, 2013 - 4:13 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    Starting on Sunday, the more than 30 million Vietnamese who use the Internet risk punishment if they use their Facebook or Twitter accounts to share news articles. The posting online of any material that “opposes” the Socialist Republic of Vietnam or “harms national security” will also be outlawed under vague new Internet regulations that are causing dismay at home and abroad. The introduction of the law known as “Decree 72” comes a month after President Obama hosted Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang at the White House, and less than two months before Vietnam will almost certainly be elected onto the...
  • Unlike! Research links social networking to unhappiness

    08/18/2013 4:50:00 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-15-13
    Facebook could be spreading unhappiness through society as well as keeping people connected, research has shown. The number one social networking site is strongly associated with declines in well-being, psychologists claim. Scientists found the more time people spent on Facebook over a two-week period, the worse they subsequently felt. In contrast, talking to friends on the phone or meeting them in person led to greater levels of happiness. "On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection," said Study leader Ethan Kross, from the University of Michigan. "But rather than enhance well-being,...
  • Unreal: Facebook Group Says ‘Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted’

    08/16/2013 6:35:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16. 2013 | Cortney O'Brien
    There's a certain page on Facebook people of faith do not “like.” Created in February, the “Virgin Mary Should’ve Aborted” Facebook page originally included this controversial description, presumably speaking from Mary’s perspective: I'm here to explain what really happened in biblical times, since the bible is full of lies. My rapist's offspring has destroyed the planet and brainwashed millions. Rage-quitting is for loose buttholes. Bible-believing Facebook users who are members of the group, “Catholics & Protestants Against FB Religious Discrimination” led the online fight to have the page taken down -- and succeeded. But, they didn’t have long to celebrate....
  • US Military Caught Manipulating Social Media, Running Mass Propaganda Accounts

    08/14/2013 4:52:09 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 20 replies
    StoryLeak ^ | August 9, 2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    has been common knowledge to anyone paying attention within the alternative news community for years, but once again the media is now admitting that the US military and intelligence agencies are indeed running massive propaganda campaigns that cover a vast array of online networks.  US military soldier on social media. How many times now has such ‘conspiracy nonsense’ now been reported years later by the mega media as undeniable fact? In the case of the US intelligence propaganda machine that even the New York Times has covered in an article entitled ‘The Real War on Reality‘, we are seeing just...
  • Police probe Mullah Krekar terror group

    08/11/2013 5:59:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    THE LOCAL.no ^ | August 9, 2013 | by Richard Orange
    SNIPPET: "Mullah Krekar, the Norway-based Islamic extremist, is under investigation by German police for seeking to establish a Europe-wide terror network, Sweden's Expo magazine has reported.   The Germans have asked Sweden to interrogate a 28-year-old man from Västerås, who was in contact with Krekar in 2010.    "The German police have requested that we interrogate him, and they want it done in a court of law," Prosecutor Ronnie Jakobsson told the magazine.    Although the man is not suspected of any crime, German police believe that he has information about an Islamist terror network they suspect Krekar and another...
  • Facebook goes ban-happy, punishes user for saying 'thank you

    08/10/2013 6:54:36 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | Joe Newby
    What good is a social media site that punishes people for communicating with each other? That's what a growing number of users are asking after being punished and banned from Facebook for making innocuous comments in posts to others. One of the most egregious examples happened Friday when Examiner.com's Joseph L. Parker thanked someone for liking an article he wrote. On Friday, Parker sent Examiner a screenshot of the message he received telling him his message of thanks was considered "spam" and informing him he was temporarily blocked from posting comments. This kind of complaint is not unusual, but has...
  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg now building a political network (Supporting illegal alien amnesty!)

    08/05/2013 3:15:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Hill's Hillicon Valley ^ | August 4, 2013 | Jennifer Martinez
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is building a new social network, and this time it's political. While he’s better known as the hoodie-clad, Harvard dropout that launched a multi-billion dollar Internet company, Zuckerberg has emerged as a political player on the national stage. After largely sitting on the political sidelines for a few years, the 29-year-old Facebook founder is using his clout as a top business executive and American success story to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. This week, Zuckerberg will publicly dive headfirst into the immigration debate that’s captivated Washington by joining forces with pro-immigration advocates outside of the tech...
  • Robertt Zimmerman reveals family get 400 threats a MINUTE on social media....

    08/02/2013 2:14:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2013 | James Nye and Rachel Quigley
    Robert Zimmerman has revealed their family receive as many as 400 death threats a minute on social media sites and speaks about the time he almost got beaten up by two Starbucks' employees. Three weeks after George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges relating to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, his brother reveals for the first time the psychological impact it has had on the family - who live under constant fear and have to keep in touch 24/7. 'No one has really asked us to get into the psychological aspect of this,' he said. 'You don’t know if...
  • Al-Qaeda Linked Group Claims Responsibility for Burgas Terror (Not Iran?)

    07/23/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | :7/21/2012 | Maayana Miskin
    The Muslim terrorist group Qa’adat el-Jihad claimed responsibility Saturday for a terrorist bombing in Burgas, Bulgaria. The bombing in Bulgaria last week killed five Israelis, one a pregnant woman. The Lebanese paper El-Nashra reported that the group, which has ties to Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility in an email to the Arab press.
  • 20 Things 20 Year-Olds Don't Get

    07/23/2013 1:42:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 23, 2013 | Jason Nazar
    I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and I see this generation making their own. In response, here are my 20 Things 20 Year-Olds Don’t Get. Time is Not a Limitless Commodity – I so rarely find young professionals that have a heightened sense of urgency to get to the next...
  • Racial Incitement in Internet Age

    07/16/2013 4:28:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2013 | Mona Charen
    The day after the George Zimmerman verdict was announced, I was at the supermarket. As always, Americans of all races went about their business. An elderly Asian lady got help from a tall Caucasian kid reaching an item on an upper shelf. A black cashier shared a joke with a white customer. A manager who might be Hispanic helped a patron of indeterminate ethnicity with a return. All was calm and composed. Let's call that supermarket America. There's another America that exists on the TV, radio and the cell phone screen. There, the race baiters, provocateurs, rumormongers, and ratings-mad self-promoters...
  • George Zimmerman trial defense attorney Don West: Controversial Instagram prompts rape threats

    07/08/2013 7:21:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | July 8, 2013 | Andrea Torres and Christina Vazquez
    George Zimmerman's trial defense attorney Don West recently reported he received e-mails from people threatening his daughters with rape over a controversial post on Instagram. Rachel West, who was not in the family picture, was in the courtroom Monday. In a response to a July 2nd prosecution's request to investigate the social media post, West said the family photo prompted "threats of violence" that were "vicious." West also said he was distressed that in a request to investigate the post, the prosecution had made "reckless, dangerous and inaccurate allegations." Prosecutors linked the motive for the post to witness Rachel Jeantel,...
  • ...Teenager JAILED for posting 'joke' threat on Facebook after row with an online gaming partner

    07/01/2013 8:53:00 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 35 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 26, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A Texas teenager has been in jail since February after making an offhand comment on Facebook about a video game he had been playing. Justin Carter was 18 when he and a friend got into an argument with someone over a multiple player online video game, leading the teenager to post a comment he now regrets. He now faces up to eight years in prison after saying 'I'm going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still beating hearts' only two months after the Sandy Hook school massacre 'These people are serious. They really want...