Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Federal Reserve Awareness Day: Every 5th

March 3, 2013

I’m reposting a note sent to me by one of the stewards of “Federal Reserve Awareness Day”. More information is at the link which I repeat here for your convenience, https://www.facebook.com/FedAwarenessDay

I deleted myself out of Facebook sometime ago already, but if you have a presence there, you might want to refer to the web page to spread the word. It’s a good conversation starter on the subject of liberty too..

If you’re wondering why I quit, here it is:
“This is Why I Quit Facebook”:
https://trutherator.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/this-is-why-i-quit-facebook-and-they-still-send-me-come-back-emails-after-unsubscribing-illegally/

Hi trutherator,

I’m starting a monthly effort to generate more awareness of the Federal Reserve system, alternative currencies, sound money, etc. and if you’re interested I would like your help.

The idea is every fifth of the month I will post information each hour to this Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FedAwarenessDay (please like this page!) so that those who are following the page can easily share the information and (hopefully) reach a large amount of people who still do not understand the Federal Reserve system and how it operates.

I’m also asking for suggestions on content and materials to share on the Facebook page in this open thread:
http://libertycrier.com/forums/#/discussion/893/federal-reserve-awareness-day-open-thread

If you know of something (a video, article, image) that should be shared on the 5th I hope you’ll post it here. Any questions you might have and/or ideas for improving the effort are also greatly appreciated. Thank you for your consideration and thanks in advance for your participation.

-Trevor Lyman

Related articles
Federal Reserve confirms its system was breached (computerworld.com)
Gold and Silver Approved as Legal Tender by Arizona Senate (tenthamendmentcenter.com)

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The world this week and the weeks to come

March 3, 2013

Race-based district maps: How are they not racial discrimination? How is the devastation of the inner city caused by their elected Democrat Party leaders, how is that not bad for citizens who just happen to have darker skin? What do miserably poor whites have to do with hurting blacks historically?

Rights are for individuals, not groups. A lynching is bad not because of somebody’s race but because the victim is a HUMAN BEING, a member of the ONLY ONE RACE, that is the HUMAN race.

Ronald Reagan was not perfect, in fact I suspect there was a very dark side to him that many “conservatives” fail to consider, but he did expose a lot that was wrong in DC, like one great truism when he said:

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’

That’s what the recent flaps in the government-media complex remind me of. All this “help” the federal government has given our darker-skinned neighbors, how’s that workin’ out for ya? Their families are much more broken up, so many fatherless children that even Bill Cosby is appalled, clergymen begging for all the killing to stop, more black-on-black crime than ever.

Now it’s fifty years after the legislation passed that requires southern states to ask the federal government (courts) for permission to make its changes to districts that change with population. Back then, the states began implementing race-based districting, for the purpose of ending racial discrimination. Read that again.

But it still doesn’t do much for the smallest minorities, I suspect, even in areas where they have enough numbers to make a difference in an area’s voting patterns.

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Came across this yahoo story about a mother’s fight to get access to her late son’s Facebook page.

http://news.yahoo.com/death-facebook-photos-could-fade-away-forever-085129756–finance.html

I have some mixed feelings about it. Not so many years agone, utility companies would accommodate spouses of the people whose names were on the account. I don’t know if it held for bank accounts, but now the Internet is a new thing. Some sons and daughters and spouses don’t always want mothers or fathers or mates having access to what they do on-line, so Internet companies do have some actual basis in their opposition to opening up such data to relatives in the case of death.

So there is legal limbo where “virtual property” lives after its “virtual owners” pass on.

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Well, here comes another very nasty stinging surprise from the law nobody was allowed to read till they pass it:
http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/healthcare/285691-obama-administration-rolls-out-dreaded-healthcare-rule

If Congress had ANY integrity at all, they would require themselves to read every bill themselves before they vote on it. Better still, certify that they had read it, specifically.

Hey, how about asking them ALL to do what Justin Amash does. For every single vote he casts in Congress, he posts an explanation on-line where the public, including of course the voters in his own district, can see them. Now THAT would be a good step for the rest of them…

Some of the congressmen that voted for the unconstitutional Obamacare law are still trying to tell us that this fee is a companion to other legislation that they say will bring insurance costs down by increasing competition.

In what convoluted Alice in Wonderland world does this lack-of-logic work? In the real world, health insurance costs to businesses and people have been shooting upward with no end in sight. It’s so bad that low-wage earners in your family –if you are not a millionaire like Rep. Nancy Pelosi-D and Senator Harry Reid-D, that is– those low-wage earners are earning less because their hours have been cut to the legal part-time threshold.

How does that help poor people? Oh, they tell us, never fear, they’re going to TAKE the money from the employers of those low-wage earners in “increased revenues” (“revenues” is Doublespeak language for “taxes”, and “taxes” is Doublespeak for taking your money by force). That will show them, except the employers will have even less money left over to pay to the employee.

Thanks a lot for nothing, as the saying goes.

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Tariff wars put the Great Depression of the 1930s into high gear acceleration and economies into deceleration:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/china-business/9904512/China-fully-prepared-for-currency-war.html

China says it’s “full prepared” for a currency war, after Japan’s Prime Minister said he is determined to force devaluation of the yen to boost exports.

This helps illustrate the problem with political control of currencies. Without government price-fixing, resources would get allocation to production in the way that is of most optimal value to the optimum number of people, as determined by actual demand.

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A woman saved from a burglar by the hand of God, she says:
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Seattle-woman-believes-God-saved-her-from-burglar-194299371.html

She was deep in prayer but yelled “Lord help me” after the man grabbed her hair. The man fell backward at that and hit his head on the fridge, and stumbled out disoriented and escaped in the getaway car waiting for him.

This reminded me of an incident told to me by a friend in missions who had lived in a property lent to the work in one of the worst areas of Chicago. A very, very big man once came literally crashing through the front door and began shouting and wreaking general havoc throughout this apartment.

My colleague sent his partner to call the police while he followed the troublemaker, who went room by room until he found the kitchen and stuffed a lot of the food into his mouth.

Then he turned his attention on my friend, backed him to the wall, and started choking him. My colleague shot up a silent prayer commanding God to stop this man. Whereupon the man’s head snapped back from the body as if from a blow that came out of thin air. It was a knockout blow that left him on the floor. The police and paramedics only had to put him on a stretcher and carry him out.

Then there is my own experiences. In one, a gang came to our community home in a three-story house in St. Louis, my home town, with the intention of doing us great bodily harm when their gang leader gave the signal.

Well, before they could get to the signal, the “shepherdess” had pulled out her guitar and poured out her heart to these tough guys, and they began whispered conversations in the stairway.

They told us that they had decided we were just “too sweet” and they couldn’t do anything to us. When we broke up to converse personally, some of them prayed with us to receive Jesus.

In Cincinnati, there was a gang, a very big gang, that followed our group when we began walking back home from a college campus we often went to in our “witnessing”. They threw down one of our group to the ground, when a “sister” who was underage but visited yelled out at her loudest voice, “I rebuke you in Jesus name!!” At that one of the leaders pulled the others away and yelled at them to leave us alone, because he knew us, and we were “with God”.

It turned out he had met us in another witnessing trip to a park the previous weekend.

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Wow, here goes a very interesting take on the Papal resignation:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2287074/Pope-resigns-2013-Gay-sex-rings-The-Filth-corrupting-Vatican–Pope-REALLY-quit.html

The article noted that the “resignation” we are hearing about of six hundred years agone now, was not really a “resignation” but he was forced out when the cardinals decided having three popes, even if each of them had some significant claim to clerical and “secular” support, was too many. The “resignation” was a promise by the “resigning pope” so he could get to claim his place in the historical succession by convening the conclave to elect the next pope (“none of the above” three) and then officially resigning.

All of this just shows the political nature of this office. The international Roman Catholic Church controls a LOT of resources, a LOT of money, and a lot of people, and this always invites corruption.

As to the pedophile scandal rocking the church, and the reference by some lay Catholics and former priests recently who said the only one who could begin to clean house and clean up the reputation (such as is possible) was Pope Benedict himself, by taking some actions and resigning.

It reminded me of something from accounts of Martin Luther’s own trip to Rome before his “99 Theses”.

At the time priests jokingly laid claim to piety by saying they only engaged in dalliances with the opposite sex.

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An increasing number of people are giving up their United States citizenship because of the grievous and complicated tax rules. The United States imposes the same taxes on citizens living overseas as it does on those who stay inside the borders.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/9904314/Americans-renouncing-citizenship-to-become-British-thanks-to-tax-rise.html

They make some accommodation by law for equivalent-category taxes paid to other governments, but this adds to the paperwork. It also has the effect of making some expatriates at least theoretically responsible for paying even more than they heavy levies of the America taxes.

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The Republicans have not been better than Democrats in respecting human rights or in the warmongering, but in general it seems like the publishing organs of the government-media complex feel obligated to make subtle tilts in favor of the Dem Party (along with the not-so-subtle) in their coverage just to make it even. The Repugnant Party has to live with a handicap to make it fair for the Dumb Party.

I thought I would just mention this one time I came across another examples, the principles in the Connecticut Congress involved in a lewd sexually suggestive joke by the deputy speaker of the state House were identified by name but not party affiliation. But comments condemning the remarks and demanding an apology by another member of their House was quoted with his party affiliation identified.
http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Politician-stripped-of-title-after-lewd-snake-4317889.php

The flap also shows how much today’s political environment is increasingly sensitive to the smallest slights. Harassment used to involve actual damage. Damage caused by words (where fraud is not involved) was not cause enough to destroy a person’s life or career. And especially when only ignorance or illiteracy was the real cause of the emotional “damage”, like when the use of the word “niggardly” was taken as a racial insult instead of what it really meant.

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The comments can sometimes be more interesting than the articles, like this next one about an Obama pardon for a man convicted of “violating the state’s gun law”:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/1/middle-gun-control-push-obama-pardons-man-weapon-c/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

The article does not state what the actual infraction consisted of, which would be helpful, but it still is a strange quirk in the middle of Obama’s promise to crack down hard on gun law violators and those who sell them to criminals. Presumably his definition of criminals would include those who possess guns he disapproves of. That would no doubt include all guns, since one of the things he’s pushing is a “universal background check”, and that would set up the first steps involved in the engineering of a one-stop place to make sure you are legal.

A lot of states already have big databases listing gun owners and their names and addresses. A way to access them all converts it to a national registry database.

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Not all aborticide “doctors” are this dirty in their clinics, but when state authorities raided his “Womens’ Society” abortion clinic expected to find a mere “pill mill”, the shocked officials immediately ordered this filthy abortuary shut down.

Now, the villain is preparing for trial for his heartless murder of eight newborn children who refused to die inside the womb and instead came out breathing. He is also charged with the murder (“manslaughter”) for the two mothers that died on the abortion table from the medical incompetence.

It shocked the state into realizing that hey, maybe abortion “clinics” are not automatically safe.

Many of us already knew it was a killing field for legalized infanticide.

Mothers:

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.– Isaiah 55:7

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.-Isaiah 1:18

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A shocking surprise awaits in the future for confused Christian Zionists:
http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/experts-reveal-how-israel-fits-into-todays-news/

They start off by lifting up talks by people who want to combat “the new anti-Semitism”, by which they mean anybody who questions anything the secular officially Jewish Israeli state does. Being officially Jewish, they are thereby officially anti-Christ, and thereby officially anti-God. And when they say, like the false prophets of Jeremiah’s time and like the Pharisees of Jesus’ day, that they “answer only to God”, they are following false prophets.

They hinge this thing on the promise to Abraham that God will bless those that bless his people and curse those that “curse thee”.

But God made clear even to Abraham that his descendants (according to the flesh) would fail and that God would have to cast them off. Here’s the verses they hang on:

And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.–Genesis 22:18
And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;-Genesis 26:4

In the above-linked article, the writer also goes on to mention the “harbingers” of judgement as warnings against ancient Israel, as applied to the America of today.

My question is, why are they not applying those same harbingers to the modern state of Israel. And how can a wicked nation bless Israel, whether Israel of today is good or evil, or due for its own judgment?

As someone who believes in the Golden Rule as expressed by Jesus Christ himself, I totally oppose the abuses that many generations of Jews have received in the past. Dennis Prager points out that the systematic and worst abuses have never occurred in the USA like in Europe and elsewhere, but there have been slights. I pray that if Jews were ever being hunted down for being Jews that God would give me the grace to hide them.

I think they should have the same rights and treated equally as anyone. They have no special claim over mine or yours to Abrahamic promises. Same as everyone else, they demand equal treatment before God by refusing to recognize the claim that the Lord of the Manor has over them through his own son that he sent.

Let us see what God actually promised to the usurpers of the claim of the Lord over the manor, the usurpers that he had trusted with taking care of the manor. Note that the Pharisees had no problem at all perceiving that this parable was about them. It seems they may have had more spiritual discernment than today’s major so-called Christian leaders:

Matthew 21: 33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:

34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.

35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.

37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.

38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?

41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

God the Father told them in the Tanukh, and Jesus told them as quoted in the Gospels, that the kingdom of God would be taken from them and given to “a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof”.

Is the political nation of Israel of today “bringing forth the fruits thereof”?

By the way, is the Roman Catholic hierarchy “bringing forth the fruits thereof”?

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What do you think?

 

Facebook bans Gandhi quote as part of big purge, Yahoo “does not authorize this site”, Google picks its “experts” by “secret formula”

December 30, 2012

Why does it seem like sanity is slipping out of our hands on the Internet? And these guys complain about Joe McCarthy? Hello? Knock knock! Any gray matter somewhere in there?

I used to use GoodSearch a lot to help the Institute for Creation Research and other worthy causes but they use Yahoo. I quit when I got a message that “Yahoo does not authorize this site” after clicking on a link to an article that interested me. BUT I had already read that web page so I clicked on their button that said “I understand the risks. Continue”. If I had not already been there, or understood how these companies like Yahoo and Google and Facebook may posture as enlightened bastions of Internet freedom, but in policies like these they prove they are not.

I have seen the evidence of the Google tilt.  too. I take very sharp exception to Pamela Gellar’s most important action points too, but I take more exception to the way Google took action that drastically cut down on the web hits she got through their near-monopoly search engine because of the contents on one of her web pages at Atlasshrugs.com. Especially since they make so much to-do about their fraudulent marketing of “Do no harm” and their PR face of feigning neutrality in search results. (Memo to Bing: After a long history of dirty tricks, I have also learned NOT to trust Microsoft propaganda either!)

The banned quote on Facebook, that actually got the whole user banned, by Mohandas Gandhi, is “Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest”.

Maybe Gandhi learned from American history and maybe he knew why defenders of liberty Patrick Henry and Gouverneur Morris made the Bill of Rights, and the inclusion of the Second Amendment therein, a condition for letting the Constitution take effect. This in opposition to the strong federalists who already were demanding a strong central government, like Alexander Hamilton who showed his fascistic/socialist leanings with his obsessive push for a central bank owned by private bankers –precursor to the now infamous Federal Reserve.

Who’s going to fight for your civil rights” when guns are “legally” confiscated and the only legal arms are cap pistols and BB guns? The ACLU, founded by Communist Roger Baldwin, defender of the Russia of mass murderer Stalin? The organization that brags about defending citizens against violations of the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendment by the governments of the USA, but says the Second Amendment says those same governments are the only ones who are allowed to defend themselves against abuses of person and property, and most importantly, tyranny?

http://www.naturalnews.com/038484_Gandhi_quote_Facebook_censorship.html

InfoWars.com is also now reporting that Facebook is running an across-the-board PURGE of pro-gun accounts. A huge number of accounts are all being systematically disabled or suspended, with all content being wiped clean.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038484_Gandhi_quote_Facebook_censorship.html#ixzz2GYhmxzVa

Facebook declares war on human history

What’s especially alarming about all this is that Gandhi himself was of course a champion of resistance against tyranny. To banish quotes from Gandhi is much like banning quotes of freedom from Martin Luther King (who also openly supported concealed firearms, by the way, and who personally owned an entire “arsenal” of firearms).

What’s next? Will Facebook ban quotes by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington? Any and all patriots, founding fathers and liberty lovers throughout history might soon be stricken from the Facebook servers, and any who dare to post historical quotes supporting liberty, the Bill of Rights, or the Second Amendment risk having their accounts terminated and all content deleted.

Collectivist propaganda has now reached a point where you can’t even discuss liberty or anything out of history that supported the right to keep and bear arms. You are required to stay focused solely on celebrity gossip, sports stars, fashion distractions and tabloid garbage. Anyone who wishes to discuss actual American history must now go underground and speak softly in dimly-lit rooms, behind secret walls and drawn curtains.

The era of total oppression and collectivist mind control has fully arrived in America. This is not hyperbole… IT IS HERE NOW.

Memorize this quote, because it too shall soon be purged from the internet:

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – Thomas Jefferson.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038484_Gandhi_quote_Facebook_censorship.html#ixzz2GYi0dj36

That quote from Thomas Jefferson, by the way, is a favorite one of Hollywood to put in the mouths of really bad guys wanting to overthrow the government, and of course, always for the wrong reasons. That’s part of a psy-war strategy meant to Pavlov the audience by association training.

This is why I quit Facebook

November 22, 2012

Man Buys 1 Million Facebook Users’ Personal Information for $5:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/man-buys-1-million-facebook-user s%e2%80%99-personal-information-for-5.html

How much is your personal information worth? How about a data set consisting of over 1 million individual’s personal information complete with their full legal name, personal E-mail address, and URL to their Facebook account as confirmation? According to one ‘mystery’ company that recently sold 1 million Facebook users’ personal information to a very surprised blogger, not very much at all. About $5, to be specific.

It all started when one blogger, a self-proclaimed seeker of ‘cheap’ deals that pertain to potentially useful or interesting subjects, stumbled across an offer for ’1 million Facebook accounts’ for $5. Skeptical but willing to try it out, the blogger purchased the list to be met with much surprise when he actually personally identified many of the users on the list to be people he actually knew personally. Complete with their personal E-mail address (which Facebook is supposed to keep ‘hidden’), full names, and a link to their page to verify, this blogger had stumbled across a major corporation’s dream come true
… Read more at the above link….

When this blogger got in contact with Facebook people, they wanted him to send it back, delete it from his systems, and be very quiet about it, hush it up..

Ouch! And EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) is suing the NSA and the White House to get President’s Obama secret executive order that tells them to spy without warrants on our emails, IP addresses, and browsing.

It’s starting to make Bush like an actual respecter of the Bill of Rights in comparison.

Tim Worstall – It’s All Trivial Or Obvious Except – Forbes

July 3, 2012
Facebook logo

Facebook logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an example of why I deleted myself out of Facebook.

The comments say some of it is not true, but they did go change your email to the “@Facebook” version and of course the company policy is to invade all of your privacy they can get away with legally or without too much of a howl from the users.

There are too many “Don’t worry” comments to be very credible to me, and some of them look like identical copy and paste replicas of each other.

Tim Worstall – It’s All Trivial Or Obvious Except – Forbes:
http://blogs.forbes.com/timworstall/

I may have to get back on Facebook now for business and career reasons, reluctantly, since most of my peers and folks in general have not yet caught on to them.

But I expect it to snowball eventually, and there are already alternatives.

That’s one reason Facebook is doing extremely unethical things like this like changing every email it can to an at-Facebook email, whether you want it or not.

I deleted myself out of there a long time ago, and recommend getting out to everybody. But don’t just quit, you have to go find out how to actually “delete” your stuff from there.

CISPA: FBI wants access to your Facebook

May 12, 2012
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EFF_icon_priv (Photo credit: ElectronicFrontierFoundation)

There’s only one national political figure exposing this attack against us, and you know who it is.. Facebook and Google both have supported CISPA. Such hypocrites.

http://breakthematrix.com/internet/fbi-access-facebook/

EFF condemns CISPA:

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/eff-condemns-cispa-vows-take-fight-senate

The NSA has been reading our emails for decades…:

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/eff-condemns-cispa-vows-take-fight-senate

Pro-SOPA congressmen should have lost their political careers over it, and CISPA is worse, because it’s more obviously directed to the police power they were looking for in the first place…

Watch for attacks supposedly by Anonymous and its allies. One must now wonder after Fast and Furious, for example, whether those attacks might be what are called “false flag” operations.

After all, the FBI has done a bang-up job at stopping its own terrorist plots lately…

A 9/11 Hijacker and Subliminal Advertising

February 25, 2012

9/11 Hijacker Mohamed Atta‘s face in an ad on a picture of a driver’s license??

http://thecollegeconservative.com/2012/02/23/911-hijacker-mohamed-atta-the-new-face-of-auto-insurance/

I think there are two possibilities for this Atta guy appearing in an ad.

The first one is the strongest possibility. It’s not so subliminal, but a great number of people even though somewhere in the periphery of the conscious mind would sense something vaguely familiar about it, would not even double-take on it. His face has been seen enough to make an impression of some kind but not so much to be as to be so recognizable that some of the impact is lost.

But it is still a psychological device to make the ad stick into the neurons.

Don’t let Benneton fool you either with this fraud of avant-garde social messages. They have no conscience. Once picking up my kids after school, a middle school mind you, fifth graders to ninth graders, right in front of that school was a full-size bulletin board, showing a big car engulfed en flames, like inside a big bonfire, and the simple words Benneton across and above the conflagration.

It’s to poke at your eyes, your mind.

The book “Subliminal Seduction” talks about it and they reproduce a lot of ads in the book, but they highlight the parts you wouldn’t notice in some of them.

Some of us are old enough to remember the Camel cigarette ads from the 1950s and 1960s. Just a simple picture of a lit Camel cigarette in an ashtray, smoke making curves upward into the air, and right next to the ashtray is a saucer. In the saucer is a pickle, and on the saucer is a cup of ice cream.

Back then the common way to describe the sometimes odd cravings of women who were pregnant was “pickles and ice cream”.

Banned on Facebook: What an abortionist does. Okay with Facebook: Do It Yourself

February 18, 2012
Abortion Memorial

Abortion Memorial (Photo credit: DrGBB)

What an abortionist does, censored by Facebook, a movie we’ve seen a thousand times, while they claim they believe in free speech:

http://bryankemper.com/2012/02/15/abortionist/

Facebook censors pro-life image, allows DIY abortion instructions which encourage women to lie to Pharmacists

Facebook has apologized for censoring a post by Dr. Rebecca Gomperts in which she gave instructions for a do-it-yourself chemical abortion. The popular social media site decided it was OK for the international abortion provider to teach women and girls how to do an abortion themselves at home using Misoprostol, even telling them to lie to a pharmacist to get the necessary drugs.

But Facebook has removed a graphic that shows the aftermath of an abortion: An eight-week fetus torn limb from limb and decapitated.
This week, Bryan Kemper, Youth Outreach Director for Priests for Life, and Andy Moore of abortionwiki.org created a version of the popular “What They Think I Do” graphic that have been going viral on Facebook. Their graphic was entitled “Abortionist,” and the final frame was a photo of a baby killed in an early abortion.

This image received thousands of shares and comments in a matter of hours. But this morning, Kemper found a message from Facebook explaining that the image was removed, and ordering him to remove it from any other place he had posted it on the site.

“It amazed me,” said Kemper; “Facebook will allow girls to learn how to do an abortion themselves at home with no doctor’s supervision, and encourages them to lie when obtaining the drugs necessary. But they will not allow them to see what an abortion looks like.

“I guess it is only considered censorship if you censor the pro-choice side; it’s perfectly fine in our culture to censor the pro-life message.”
Kemper has posted the image on his website at http://bryankemper.com/2012/02/15/abortionist/ and has given permission for anyone to repost it on their blogs or websites.

He also is urging all pro-lifers to contact Facebook to protest the site’s lopsided censorship. https://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=ui_other

Click here for the DIY abortion instructions. https://www.facebook.com/womenonwaves

“I have long said that America will not end abortion until it sees abortion,” said Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life. “But those who support and profit from abortion work very hard to make sure America does not see abortion.”

Rn Paul could not understand why pro-life organizations did not support his move to constitutionally overturn Roe V Wade (without the Supreme Court).

nymwars: Google blinked, Unthink and Diaspora to the rescue, blows against the Police State

November 8, 2011

Okay people, it’s time to make common cause against private sector complicity with police state requirements, and that includes the “real names” policies at surveillance-compliant organizations like Facebook and apparently now Google.

See this from LaGringa, innocently expecting Facebook to have a reasonable policy requirement to click on when she first got on Facebook:

Facebook and Google+ identities: online, real, common, fake | La Gringa’s Blogicito
or http://tinyurl.com/cr6x7yb

I never heard of her before, and it seems her blog material is the kind of stuff I avoid, but Violet Blue is her real name, and Google stupidly without warning shot down her Google+ account:
http://news.cnet.com/posts/?keyword=Violet+Blue

It’s a policy we associate with Nazi-type regimes, encapsulated in the phrase “Your papers, please”:
What happens when Google+ cuts you off? | Deep Tech – CNET News
http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-20096313-264/what-happens-when-google-cuts-you-off/

And get this strange take-down at flickr, where Violet Blue was nixed but then users were then able to see the ones she had blocked from public access:
Flickr blocked and Flickr blocks? | News Blogs – CNET News:

Google has surrendered in the nymwars, so says EFF, which is a source I trust much more than Google or Facebook…:

Victory! Google Surrenders in the Nymwars | Electronic Frontier Foundation
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/10/victory-google-surrenders-nymwars

The Anti-Facebook League of Intelligentsia”
http://theantifacebookleague.com/

And I am seriously thinking about hitching up with the new anti-Facebook:

New social network Unthink says ‘FU’ to Facebook and Google+
http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/new-social-network-unthink-says-fu-to-facebook-and-google/

One reason my blog is at wordpress.com is because I keep all the copyrights on everything I write and they have provision for downloading all my material to my own private system with the wordpress.org software, and from the beginning they let me use a pseudonym.

In an era where Karol Cabrera, reporter in Honduras who blasted Manuel Zelaya for his dictatorship, and what I call an outright auto-coup, was almost killed twice in professional hits that did succeed in killing a fellow reporter and a daughter. She finally took refuge in the only place she felt protected, the middle of a military base.

(What else do you call a president but dictator running a coup-installed government who overthrows his own government and starts ruling instead by giving orders and issuing decrees and cutting off towns’ electric supply who protest his regime?)

I use wordpress also because anybody can subscribe. As much as an audience FB has, if I ever go there again, I am putting NONE of my own writing there anymore. But I don’t think so. My Dad taught me never say never, but it’s as close as I can get.

And now, here’s another anti-Facebook:
Diaspora Project: Building the Anti-Facebook

The four guys in the diaspora team are here:
https://joindiaspora.com/

And here’s another few ideas about privacy and trust and names:
Snarkyxanf – Privacy is not Trust

More on the subject, with some things I disagree with, but much I agree with:
NetPolitik: Internet Under Fire

And a twitter collection of comments about google’s flirt with banning pseudonyms:
https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23nymwars

Google is trying to redeem itself with Good to Know, looks like:
Google steps up its privacy game, launches Good To Know | ZDNet

Excuse me while I continue to be skeptical. I just don’t like monopolies. Support your local Number Two, Three, Four and so on… Question everything…

Another take:
Snarkyxanf – Privacy is not Trust”