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“Why I DON’T Like Facebook” for Investment

ATLANTA, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Crown Financial Ministries CEO Chuck Bentley outlined reasons that should concern investors who plan on “liking” Facebook for their portfolios. He discussed his hesitance in a national e-blast to supporters of the 35-year non-profit that helps people and businesses who are struggling after making bad financial decisions and working to build a strong foundation to “do well.”

“The buzz on Wall Street this week surrounds the long-anticipated initial public offering (IPO) of the wildly popular social media giant, Facebook. It’s being hyped as one of the biggest initial public offerings in history for an Internet company, and investors are lining up to own a share. I’m not one of them,” Bentley told supporters.

“There are plenty of reasons not to ‘like’ Facebook’s initial public offering—despite the hype that it’s the hottest investment opportunity going. One is the past performance of two other technology darlings—Groupon and Netflix. When Groupon “went public” last November, its stock opened at $28 a share. I just checked the ticker—it’s now trading at around $14 a share.

“Last summer, Netflix was trading at nearly $300 a share, but for a variety of reasons, including a substantial price hike for its service, revenues have dropped and so has the price of Netflix stock—now trading at around $78.50 a share … If Groupon and Netflix weren’t reason enough to avoid the Facebook IPO, don’t forget the epic fall of MySpace, once a contender as the leading social hub on the web. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. purchased it for a whopping $580 million in 2004 and was happy to find a buyer for it last year at $35 million.

“A closer look at the numbers reveals that Facebook will likely follow a similar pattern of over-subscription based upon opening day hype, only to be followed by a struggle to maintain original market valuation … Facebook intends to offer 337.4 million shares at a price of $28 to $35 on NASDAQ under the symbol, FB.

Although advertising revenues are estimated to reach $6.1 billion in 2012, the valuation would price Facebook stock at 24 times revenue, compared to 5 times revenue for Google.

“Further, the company is still led by Mark Zuckerberg, who turned 28 this week. He’s the unquestioned genius who founded Facebook in 2004 from his Harvard dorm room and promptly dropped out of school to build the business. If the reports of Mr. Zuckerberg that I’ve read are at all accurate, I would be leery about placing confidence in his leadership,” wrote Bentley. “There are always more geeky college freshmen with highly marketable ideas. New and disruptive technology can surface overnight, and there is little to keep users loyal to one over the other.”

To read Chuck’s full remarks, click here or go to www.crown.org

What Happened To Freedom of Speech For ALL Americans?


Marine Sergeant Gary Stein, of Temecula, CA, went before a discharge panel in early April to defend himself for posts made on his Facebook group, “Armed Services Tea Party,” which disparaged President Barack Obama and critically discussed other elected officials and policy matters. Stein is accused of threatening good order and discipline with his Facebook comments. Stein, who faces discipline and possible discharge is coming up against a Pentagon policy that limits the free speech rights of service members. While all US troops are prohibited from political demonstrations and activity while in uniform or representing their service, limited political speech is permitted. Further complicating the issue is social media, which is not clearly governed under a binding Defense Department policy.

“There’s obviously an agenda here,” said Gary Kreep, founder of the US Justice Foundation and a lawyer who filed the injunction request on Stein’s behalf. “They’re making a scapegoat and an example out of the sergeant.” Kreep continued, “It’s my opinion, but I believe Obama sent orders down from above to get rid of this guy.” Stein’s legal team found a 2005 Facebook photograph of a member of the military prosecution team, Captain Gavin Logan, showing him in full uniform with the caption, “You shut the F— up. We’ll protect America. Keep out of our F—— way liberal p——.” Stein’s defense attorney says the sergeant has broken no law and the prosecution is just trying to dredge up whatever it can to make Stein look bad. If he’s convicted, Stein could lose his rank and face a dishonorable discharge.

According to “The Social Corps,” a Marine Corps training manual on the subject, Stein does not appear to have done anything wrong with his postings. It says Stein has a perfect right to speak out on any political issue or candidate. On page 12 it says, “The Marine Corps encourages Marines to carry out their obligations as citizens. This includes politics. However, there are limitations to your political activity. You can express your political views on public issues or political candidates online, but not as part of an organized communication campaign.”

Obama and his administration has been marked by its fervor in trying to control online information about the president. First, the Democrat National Committee dedicated scores of people to the task, then the White House itself took over the job, appointing Jesse Lee the “director of Progressive Media and Online Response.” It’s difficult to accept the accusations that criticism of Obama on Facebook is a major threat to discipline. It looks like someone at the office of Progressive Media and Online Response has been working overtime to stroke the Narcissist-in-Chief’s ego. Obama has notoriously thin skin.

Ironically, Stein, as a Marine, has been in a position of defending the rights of Americans, including free speech, and now he’s had his rights essentially stripped from him because of a president with no respect for the Constitution. A Marine can’t say anything bad about the president, but the feds will gladly drag a Marine’s name through the mud.

And in the Further Irony department, the Marine Corps Times published the results of a Military Times survey that indicated that Obama received a 25% approval rating among active duty Marines, down from 35% after Obama’s first year on the job. Further, 44% said they disapproved of Obama’s performance as Commander-in-Chief.

While Stein has received criticism from the left and right for his actions, he has also gotten some strong voices of support in Congress. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) has backed Stein up throughout the discharge hearing and proceedings. And last week another former service member in Congress, Rep. Allen West (R-FL), a retired lieutenant colonel, also added support.

Said West, “I am sad to see a Marine Sergeant may lose his career because he dared to criticize the President on a Facebook page. Should we have disciplined this young (non-commissioned officer)? Yes. But to end this Warrior’s career with a less than honorable discharge is not the answer… Maybe if America had leadership that gained the respect of our military, instead of simply using them as stage props for speeches, this atmosphere would not exist.”

Well said, Rep. West. But that’s just my opinion.

Cross-posted at RWNO, my personal web site.

Going Viral: When Ordinary People Become Heroes

Courtesy of The Blaze, via YouTube Screenshot

The latest “viral” video making the rounds on the internet is of a very fed up father taking out his frustration on his daughter’s computer to teach her a lesson. Not only is it making the rounds online, it is actually being reported on the news. Where I come from, this is not really a news story, it is simply an example of how every action has consequences.

Since when did a father showing his daughter that her actions have consequences become the news? No one was physically hurt, although the ordeal has brought Child Protective Services to their doorstep. After talking with the daughter, and doing a routine investigation, CPS determined that all was safe and sound, and this was indeed just a father trying to teach his daughter a life lesson.

Not only has the video itself gone “viral”, but Tommy Jordan, the father that made the video, has become somewhat of a Facebook celebrity from the incident. The family is now overwhelmed from the media attention they have garnished, and have turned off their phones for the weekend just to get some family time.

So what is it that has made Tommy Jordan’s video go “viral”?

Have you ever stopped and asked yourself the question: Why does a video go viral?

We will take a look at a few examples to see if we can find the answer to that question.

First, let’s start with the definition from the urbanditionary:

1. Short for ‘viral marketing’. An online marketing strategy that encourages people to pass on a marketing message. Amusing and low-budget, a good Internet viral campaign will get surfers forwarding the ad to all of their friends to others, giving the company great word of mouth.

2.  precious, rare, infrequent, one in a million kind.
“continuously duplicating,” and can refer to a biological or computer virus.

Applicable Thesaurus entries: video, Youtube, internet, funny, web, Facebook

Tommy Jordan is not the first, and most certainly will not be the last person who will go viral. While this was not Mr. Jordan’s goal, there is no doubt that there is something unique about his approach.

Let’s look at a completely different case and point. Susan Boyle, the 2009 winner of the reality show Britain’s Got Talent. When asked what her dream was, she simply stated, “to be a professional singer.” She did not say fame, fortune or notoriety. She did not say she wanted to leave a boring life behind. In fact, the somewhat saucy Susan seemed quite content with herself and her life with her cat, Pebbles. She simply wanted to live out her dream- to sing in front of an audience. When asked why her dream had never worked out before, she simply stated that she had never been given the chance before.

 

As you can see from the above video of Susan Boyle’s first audition, she had absolutely no idea she was going to go viral. She simply was given the chance to live out her lifelong dream. She sang her song and exited stage left. They had to call her back on to the stage to face the judges. In her mind, she had fulfilled her dream and was ready to go home.

Then there is the case of the Evolution of Dance:

 

Judson Laipply had no clue his nifty stand-up dance routine would go viral. Mr. Laipply is a bit different from the other two examples, because it is safe to assume that though he had no idea how popular it would be, it was his ultimate goal. While Mr. Laipply more than likely thought it would be great to go viral, for Susan Boyle, it’s likely that she never imagined that she would become a household name. In fact, after she became so famous, dealing with the media attention became overwhelming for her, and she had to take a step back from the spotlight.

The last example we will look at is Webcam 101 for Seniors:

 

There is absolutely no doubt that Bruce and Esther Huffman from McMinnville, Oregon had no intention of going “viral”. It is probably safe to say that this was the absolute last thing on their mind, due to the fact that they had no idea the camera was turned on. They were simply trying to figure out their new webcam. They have since been dubbed “The Happy Huffmans” because of their good natured fun. As someone on YouTube stated:

“You can learn a lot about how to live a good life from this video.”

So let’s go back to the original question we asked ourselves: Why does a video go viral?

Could it be that we, as a society, have become bored with the constant drivel that is called entertainment? We are spoon-fed remakes of classic movies and music on one hand, and complete garbage on the other, so much of the time. When something or someone unique comes along, we devour it like mad! This would be the case in the examples of Susan Boyle and Judson Laipply. They become heroes because they are out of the ordinary.

In the case of “The Happy Huffmans”, could it be that in a day and age where our lives have become inundated with the “latest and greatest” technological gadget, this couple is a welcome change to the fast paced world we live in? They are clueless about the technological world, yet neither of them every get frazzled trying to figure it all out. The Huffman’s become heroes because they remind us to live a good life, treat others well and be happy.

Finally, in the case of Tommy Jordan, could it be that the world CRAVES his old fashioned lifestyle, where actions have consequences and the word “entitled” isn’t even a blip in the dictionary of a teenager? Could it be that so many people would love to do the exact same thing he did (whether it is a computer, cell phone, iPod, or some other gadget or extra-curricular activity), but they are just too scared to actually take action?

Mr. Jordan has stated that he is no hero. But he is. No, not in his eyes, which, quite honestly, makes him all the more a hero. A true hero does not see himself as such. However, Mr. Jordan did what he thought was necessary to get the message across to his daughter that he meant business. That is the essence of a hero.  Mr. Jordan has become a hero because he reminds us that we- the PARENTS– are in control of how we parent our children, not the progressive liberals, the education system, or the government!

As many have stated in the comments on Mr. Jordan’s Facebook wall, one day his daughter will appreciate what he has done! While it is very unlikely that she will appreciate the world-wide attention their family has received from the video, she will most certainly appreciate the fact that her Dad and Mom loved her enough to do whatever necessary to make sure she understands that she has crossed the line. Children need boundaries. There is no doubt that Hannah realizes she crossed a boundary with her actions, and she is now reaping the consequences. A tough lesson learned, but one that will no doubt last a lifetime!

In the day and age we live in, there will be more Tommy Jordan’s. There will be more Susan Boyle’s, Judson Laipply’s, and “Happy Huffman’s”. Their stories will be different, but they will go viral. Those who are just ordinary people, living out ordinary lives, not seeking notoriety will become the heroes in our viral world.

Hacktivist group Anonymous changes mind

In recent videos by the hacker group “Anonymous”, threats were leveled at web sites owned by the likes of Facebook, the U.N. and several banks if the file sharing site MegaUpload.com was not restored. Now the group says that the announcements were only to raise awareness and that no attacks will occur, but that #opglobalblackout (operation global blackout) is still an ongoing operation.

The previous announcement had been specific, tomorrow, January 28th was going to be d-day for Facebook. The group asked for internet users to help by downloading hacker tools and pointing them at the popular micro-blogging site.

This video, uploaded yesterday pulls all that back and leaves the possibility of attack as a open threat.

Hacker group Anonymous to target Facebook on Jan 28th

In a plea to have Americans join in the Anonymous cause, the hacker group has requested that computer users show solidarity with them by participating in a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack upon Facebook.com on the 28th.

The attack requires that anyone that wants to participate install a specific malevolent tool and aim them at the social networking site precisely at a certain time on the 28h.

Facebook is firmly against SOPA/PIPA – the legislation Anonymous is seeking to protest with this attack.  It would seem that Anonymous is striking at the largest targets just because they can – with the help of millions of Americans willing to commit federal crimes.

What Anonymous does not let their less-knowledgeable public know is that anyone participating in this will be guilty of a felony, subject to civil suits from Facebook and ISP’s and risk losing the ability to use the internet for a decade or more depending upon the decision by the courts. North Carolina State University reports that, “There is a hefty penalty for getting caught disrupting someone else’s services by a DoS attack.Someone found guilty of engaging in a DoS attack will suffer a penalty of 6 months to 5 years in jail and up to a $250,000 fine.”

This attack appears to be part of the January 19th threat to target banks, the U.N. and multiple social networking sites in retribution for the shutdown of file-sharing site MegaUpload.com.

Hacker group "Anonymous" to hold internet, banks, UN hostage [Video]

Tens of millions of Americans may feel the wrath of the infamous hacker group “Anonymous” as they threaten phase one of  “Operation Global Blackout” over the recent shutdown of file sharing site MegaUpload.com.

The video states that Anonymous has gained access to servers at several banks, the U.N., Microsoft’s XBoxLive, Playstation Networ, Facebook, Twitter and more. While the video makes a short mention of the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, the groups’ threat is to “black out” the above mentioned servers if their demand for the unconditional restoration of MegaUpload is not met within 72 hours.

The video was uploaded on January 19th and so far the is no movement to restore MegaUpload or that the charges will be dropped. That would indicate that today, January 22nd would be the target date or soon thereafter.

*update* – Anonymous sets attack date as January 28th and the target – Facebook.

The video gaming and social media platform interruptions will be more of an inconvenience than anything, but a banking system blackout could pose real risk to American’s financial dealings. Outages could mean everything from out-of-service ATM’s, bank tellers unable to process transaction and online banking sites being offline to an inability of banks to process normal debit/checking transactions. The exact level of access and nature of the Anonymous threat is not available in the video nor elsewhere.

While the hackers claim to have access to the banking, gaming and social network servers and the personal information of those that use it, they claim that they won’t use the information.

While directed at members of Congress, the results of the black out will affect every day users of technology – and perhaps some that weren’t aware that their lives were so dependent upon it.

Twitter reactions to the threatened attack have ranged from fear to admiration:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What do you think of the threatened attack?

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Facebook, The New Timeline, and How It Affects Your Newsfeed

Things are forever changing in the Social Media world. Twitter has had recent updates and changes, Google recently announced the G+1, Facebook now has the Timeline, and Lego has announced they are jumping in the Social Media arena.

To go along with Facebook’s new Timeline format, they have introduced 60+ new apps to enhance your online socializing experience and some new friends for the “like” button as well.

PC Magazine has asked the question: Should you use Facebook’s new Timeline Apps?

Daily Mail said: Forget about the “Like” button.

Business Insider tells you the first 12 apps you need to check out for your Timeline.

Where there is growth, there is always growing pains.

While we have not been able to confirm this, Anomalous Media has learned that there may be an additional change that’s recent to Facebook. We are still investigating, but it very well may have something to do with the new Apps they have released.

If you “like” a page, you will get the feed from that Facebook page posted to your wall.

However, with the recent changes, it seems as though it takes a little more work on your part to continue receiving the feed.

We have not been able to confirm the time Facebook has allotted, but it appears as though if you have not “liked” a link from that particular page’s newsfeed recently, you will no longer receive the feed to your wall.

To make sure you continue receiving the newsfeeds you like, be sure to click the “like” button on a link here and there from that particular feed!

Also, be sure to let your voice be heard! If you read a post that you like or dislike, be sure to make a comment!

Online Social Media Tea Party?

There is a reason I had titled this rant like I did. Back in July during the debt ceiling debacle Hugh Hewitt, a talk radio host as well as a columnist for TownHall.com, mentioned that a “Twitter Tea Party” is needed. I had tweeted a couple of things during that Tea Party, and think that another one is needed right now. Only thing is I will go one better. What we need is just as I had mentioned in the title of this blog entry, an ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA Tea Party.

As far as I know, there are 8 forms of Social Media online right now:

  1. Facebook (http://www.facebook.com)
  2. Twitter (http://www.twitter.com)
  3. Tumblr (http://www.tumblr.com)
  4. LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com)
  5. Digg (http://www.digg.com)
  6. YouTube (http://www.youtube.com)
  7. any and all blogs
  8. any and all message boards

(NOTE: If there are any others I am forgetting, please let me know. Also, I realize I am missing sites like RedState, Tea Party Patriots, Tea Party Nation, and FreedomWorks and FreedomConnector as well, but I have included them in the final two forms.)

With sites like Facebook and Twitter, I would propose we find out the online pages of ALL of the political figures – whether they are local, state, or national – and post on their sites, telling them how you think they are doing and just let them know what you would like to see enacted on either a bill or some other pending legislation, as well as your thoughts on how they had voted on prior pieces of legislation. Also, Facebook and Twitter are good sites to post articles and other items to let people know what is happening not only in America but all around the world.

With sites like Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Digg, I would propose that we find articles and other items, like we did with Facebook and Twitter, and post them to our pages to let people know what is happening. This way we can get the word out and keep others up to date on what is happening.

In the event that the articles we had found are already posted to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, or Digg by others, we should like, share, Retweet, Digg, and/or even comment on them.

With YouTube, we have a choice of either uploading a video of our own opinions on certain events, uploading videos of rallies or speeches, or commenting on the videos which are already out there.

For the various blogs and message boards out there, we can employ the same methods we used above, especially sharing them on the other social media outlets. This way the same articles get multiple coverage.

Why do I say post the same articles on all forms of social media? The answer is real simple. You might have different friends on Facebook than you do on Twitter (for example) and as such your Twitter friends might not be aware of a certain issue if you had only posted it to Facebook. I use all of the above social media outlets and there are some friends who are one outlet but not on others. If you only post to one social media outlet and then tell your friends on another they might feel out of the loop if they had not read a certain article, blog entry, or anything else. That is why we should cover ALL of the social media outlets, regardless of what they are, and get the word out there.

If you are interested in a Social Media Tea Party, please let me know and hopefully we can try to work something out. My email and Instant Messengers are always open and available for discussion about this.

 

(Written on December 26, 2011, at http://rickbulow1974.blogspot.com/)

The Fight Against Cyber Jihad

photo: topnews.net.nz

The fight against Islamist Muslim extremism goes far beyond the battlefield of soldiers on the ground. It is more than U.S. law enforcement agencies stopping terror attacks on our home soil, the real battle “for hearts & minds” is on the internet and citizen cyber-warriors are at the forefront.

Through the use of use of leading social media platforms such as Google’s YouTube & BlogSpot, FaceBook &, increasingly Twitter, the Islamist jihadi  are spreading the ideology of global Islamic supremacy, and recruiting young people all over the world to “kill the unbelievers for allah”.

At the forefront of this fight are a dedicated group of grassroots individuals who spend their free time tracking and reporting these various sites, exemplified by the YouTube SmackDown Corps.

I discovered these individuals by accident one day as I was debating with a proclaimed Muslim who believes that Islam is a religion of peace. That is a conversation for another time. It was at that time a person, who shall remain unnamed as he/she continues the fight against cyber Jihad, jumped to my defense. After easily making my point, and it’s not hard, this person told me about the “CJ”, Counter jihadist, and what they do.

They relentlessly comb various blogging and video websites in search of Islamist jihadi wannabe terrorist. Once discovered, they then begin collecting intelligence and tracking their movements. By searching blogs and the people who associate themselves with them, they follow the connections. Recording and reporting on the growing web of terrorism promoting Islamist jihadi.

The problem lies with Google. Google has developed a reputation, or so it would seem, of pandering to these terrorist. At times they can be slow at shutting down these YouTube sites and blogs, if at all.

Senator Joe Lieberman in particular has been vocal about this issue, especially in response to the New York Police Department arresting Jose Pimentel for building a pipe bomb that he planned to use to hurt, and with any success, kill U.S. military personnel.

“TPM obtained a letter sent by Lieberman, chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, to Google CEO Larry Page on Tuesday calling for him to make some changes to their policy.

“Pimentel’s Internet activity — both his spreading of bomb-making instructions links and his hate-filled writings — were hosted by Google,” Lieberman wrote.

“On his site Pimentel stated, “People have to understand that America and its allies are legitimate targets in warfare. This includes facilities such as army bases, police stations, political facilities, embassies, CIA and FBI buildings, private and public airports, and all kinds of buildings where money is being made to help fund the war.’ As demonstrated by this recent case, Google’s web hosting site, Blogger is being used by violent Islamist extremists to broadcast terrorist content,” Lieberman continued.”

Lieberman continues “Through your updated YouTube standards, Google has affirmatively stated that terrorist content will not be permitted on some of your sites. I strongly believe that Google should expand that standard to include your other platforms.”

This is Google’s response to Lieberman’s request regarding Youtube videos in 2008. To this date, Google his issued no response regarding  Blogspot.

Psychological warfare is a valuable tool that the Jihadist can use to lure in individuals who can’t seem to find their place in the world. Young males in particular.  Allowing the enemy to use these sites affords them the opportunity to build moral and make people sympathetic to their cause. I urge everyone who reads this to contact their senators and tell them to support Senator Lieberman and keep the pressure on Google to shut these YouTube and blog sites down.

Facebook and Closet Conservatism

As CDN’s Facebook presence has grown, I’ve been watching an interesting trend emerge – closet Conservatism in social media.

Closet Conservatives are those that agree with most or all of the tenets of the ideology but wouldn’t necessarily want their closest friends and relatives to know.

They may have several copies of the Constitution in various forms, have read the Federalist papers, know who Hayek and Keynes are – but they don’t want their inner circle to necessarily know of their interest in these things.

There are many reason to keep ones political leanings tucked neatly away. Perhaps their families and friends lean to the left or don’t have any interest in politics.

This behavior is well-known when face-to-face interaction is expected. It is considered common decency NOT to discuss politics at a bar or party. It is frowned upon to discuss politics at work – unless you work at an online political news outlet …

What I’ve noticed is that these rules of interaction seem to have been carried into the social media space.

While our fan page is growing very quickly and we are seeing high numbers of Facebookers “talking about” us, what’s interesting is how. While just about every single post is greeted with “likes” and some comments – sharing is done only by the most vocal – those who haven’t had any problem letting everyone else know what they think or that are already activists.

When someone ‘Shares’ a post, it – and the sharer’s comment – appears on their Facebook Wall and is broadcast to all of their friends through the FB News Feed. Alternatively, liking a post does not include the commentary that would signify approval or dissent.

That made me think back to my first few forays into Facebook. I had at first used my personal Facebook page to talk about baseball, shooting, the family and yes – politics. Some in my family are still stuck left-of-center and were put-off by seeing news and opinion from anything not to aligned with what the MSM had been telling them. At first, I actually gave in to the pressure and just concentrated on the fan page instead for political discussion – I was doing it too!

I’ve since gone back to discussing everything that is me – yes politics too – on my Facebook page and have shared my favorite posts from the CDN Facebook fan page – maybe a few of them will actually get a few of my family or friends that aren’t thinking about this stuff – to think about it.

UmeNow.com –Mom-in-Chief Declares War on Facebook

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2011 — The anti-Facebook mom and founder of UmeNow.com, Evelyn Castillo-Bach, is in New York City to promote her bold campaign “Facebook is Trash, National Privacy Celebration.” This week she exposes Facebook as a data collector that exploits user information to get rich.

UmeNow.com is the first and only ad-free social communication service in the world that is totally focused on privacy. First-time entrepreneur Castillo-Bach takes dead aim at Facebook, intent on killing it like a “deadly fungus that is trying to take over the world.”

  • The super-private social network UmeNow.com is led by a native of New York City who grew up in Astoria, Queens and some of the roughest neighborhoods in the South Bronx.

“As a native New Yorker, I learned early to never give up and never give in. I will not stop until I defeat Facebook,” says Castillo-Bach, described as a mom at war with Facebook.

  • She is receiving wide support from people around the world — Latin America, India, Europe, and of course her own USA.

“We are hearing from mothers and people from all walks of life who want to communicate with true privacy protection,” reported Castillo-Bach, speaking from New York City.

“This is war! We know it and Facebook knows it. It’s a war between good and evil. A war for true privacy protection against those who believe that your personal information should be converted into dollars in their pockets.

  • Mark Zuckerberg is worth billions of dollars because he has information about you. He knows what you like, what you think, who your friends are.
  • He’s a global ad salesman in a t-shirt and hoody. He and his company get paid when they sell ads — not when they protect people’s privacy.
  • Facebook has its masters — advertisers, companies that make games, and the 50,000+ apps that collect your information. Most people don’t know that Facebook makes millions through those games that get access to your information.

You and your personal information,” says Castillo-Bach, “are like disposable cards they use to trade for cash.”

Castillo-Bach dismisses Facebook’s claims that it cares about user privacy: “People are not the fools Facebook thinks they are. The public wants an alternative to Facebook’s privacy violations, gimmicks and intrusion into their lives.

“UmeNow.com is the alternative and ultimate solution. We are strictly supported by our member’s subscription. Our loyalty is to you, not big business outsiders.”

Facts About UmeNow.com

  • No ads
  • No tracking and no data mining
  • No selling of personal information
  • All third-party apps banned
  • Anonymous posting allowed
  • No Face Recognition or other intrusive technologies
  • Protection from privacy violations by “free” sites

Crashing Obama’s Town Hall

How do you “crash” a town hall style meeting? You take a page from Obama’s playbook and do it on Twitter and have the questions “culled” out. Silly me, I was always under the impression that the town hall meeting is about everyone getting to voice their opinions and concerns.

Obama, being the socialist coward that he is, tried to pull off a “town hall meeting” on Twitter. Obama figured if he hid behind the teleprompters and monitors he wouldn’t be faced with or have to answer the hard questions. Enter the Republicans. It is reported that Republicans jumped at the chance and flooded the venue with those afore mentioned questions. There were many Republican members of congress that tried to get our questions answered but only one made it past the ones “culling” out questions.  The one question that made it to Obama was one from none other than House Speaker John Boehner.

John Boehner asked, “After embarking on a record spending binge that left us deeper in debt, where are the jobs?”

Obama replied with a chuckle and said Boehner’s question was “slightly skewed”.

SKEWED? How is that simple question skewed? A sitting president in what many see as the worst economic times since the Great Depression will not answer that simple question that is on many of American minds. The refusal to answer Boehner’s question proves once again that Obama and his administration are way out of touch with the American people.

While many Americans struggle to stay in their homes or to even keep food on the table to feed their families Obama and his family have been jet setting around the world apologizing and kissing the feet of people that would like to see this great nation fold. Obama never has shifted from campaign mode to business mode since winning the election. I will admit he can take a mound of manure and paint a pretty picture with it in his speeches, but now is not the time for speeches, it is time to fix our economy.

During Obamas run for president he used Facebook with great efficiency as a weapon against the Republican candidate. Social media was key in attaining the younger vote to win the election. We know his playbook, now we just have to be aware when he renames each play.

For Obama’s socialist agenda to succeed our economy must be weak enough that government can start taking over the private sector. He has already started the process with General Motors; we cannot afford to let them take over any more.

If taking back our country requires us to “crash” every event held for Obama then that is what we must do. WAKE UP AND STAND UP AMERICA! Now could be the last chance to save this great nation!

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For those of you that own firearms, train hard and well and teach those that do not know how.
Be good stewards of the right to bear arms, for we are the last line of defense against tyranny.

-Benjamin Wallace


 

Social Media Prevents Drawings, but not Terrorist Recruitment

Numerous videos on youtube recruit new terrorists to the Jihad.  At the same time, Facebook is busy censoring its members from drawing pictures of a Muslim religious figure.  How do they compare?

Youtube.com has numerous videos that aide the Jihadi’s effort to recruit, plan, and attack.

Hakeemullah Mehsud is Alive and Healthy and Delivering news about Attacks on USA

Operation Rah-e-Nijat and the Actual Facts by Hakeemullah Mehsud (Ameer Taliban Pakistan) Part-1 3/3

Sure, that’s fine, but drawing Mohammed?  Yeah, that’s offensive.


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