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  • LIVE SWAT STANDOFF AFTER CHASE IN CORONA 5/24/24 (actually Anaheim)

    05/24/2024 10:26:32 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 24, 2024 | Smoke N' Scan
  • A mystery virus with serious symptoms is spreading in China just weeks before lunar new year [hashtag #WuhanSARS has been blocked]

    01/08/2020 8:08:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 01/07/2020 | Arianne Cohen
    A new, potent form of viral pneumonia has sickened 59 people in China with high fevers, lung lesions, and difficulty breathing. All have been quarantined, and seven are in critical condition. WHO calls the outbreak “pneumonia of unknown etiology”—which is epidemiologist speak for we don’t know what the hell this is. China is not known for open communication about epidemics. SARS was not reported to WHO for months and killed approximately 800 people in 2002 and 2003 while spreading to dozens of countries. This week, China seems to be more readily releasing information, though China continues to be China: The...
  • BREAKING: David Horowitz Banned From Twitter in Latest Purge

    05/07/2019 4:31:38 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 88 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | May 7, 2019 | Tom Pappert
    ShareTweetFlip David Horowitz, the 80-year-old conservative writer and founder of the Dave Horrowitz Freedom Center, was banned from Twitter this evening with no explanation from the big tech platform. Twitter has been in the midst of a purge over the past 24 hours, banning multiple parody accounts and an account that chronicled instances of violence against supporters of President Donald J. Trump last night. Tonight they continued their censorship spree by banning Horowitz, who is widely respected as an intellectual on both sides of the aisle. Horowitz is a conservative writer and commentator who has written dozens of books, including...
  • Buellton restaurant owner responds after using profane anti-Trump hashtag [California]

    05/07/2019 10:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    KSBY-TV ^ | May 7, 2019 | Megan Healy
    <p>A restaurant in Buellton used a profane anti-Trump hashtag in a recent Facebook post, which is generating a lot of reaction.</p> <p>Industrial Eats is known for its pizza, sandwiches, and variety of small plates.</p> <p>The restaurant posts a lot of food pictures, but a recent post used an anti-Trump hashtag.</p>
  • Pound Me Too??? (Vanity)

    12/04/2018 4:52:42 AM PST · by MV=PY · 18 replies
    Me | 12/4/2018 | Me
    This has got to be the worst name for a movement in all history.
  • Ariana Grande fans around the world unite on social media with the hashtag #Arianators [tr]

    05/23/2017 7:00:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2017 | Stephanie Linning
    Ariana Grande fans around the world united on social media in a show of support for the victims of the deadly attack on the singer's Manchester gig last night. Hundreds of devastated youngsters posted heartfelt messages with the hashtag #Arianators - the name given to the singer's super fans - on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in the hours after the deadly attack. Many shared an image of the singer's signature bunny ears - which she wore on posters advertising her current tour - twisted into a ribbon in what has become a poignant symbol of solidarity. One young fan described...
  • 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

    They’re Nigeria’s unlikely saviors – most being white, in their 50s and 60s and combat veterans of the former South African apartheid regime. But, tainted resumes notwithstanding, they’ve 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 Axelrod’s 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 Nigeria’s 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 group’s 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 administration’s peculiar penchant for virtual responses to actual threats has yielded acute mockery of late, coupled with the suspicion that, beneath the White House’s 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...
  • Obama’s 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 Obama’s official account attempted to draw attention to the plight of women workers, saying that it wasn’t 1963 anymore — when, as implied by an image and text, man first walked on the moon.