Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Facebook Masters 1984 DoubleSpeak

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From facebook, under account settings:

"A Note About Your Photos
There is a false rumor circulating that Facebook is changing who owns your private photos. You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook. Learn More"

After saying that Facebook has been falsely accused of owning people's photography, they then connect you to a page with the following:

"Sharing Your Content and Information

You own all of the content and information you post on Facebook, and you can control how it is shared through your privacy and application settings. In addition:

For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos ("IP content"), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook ("IP License"). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.
When you delete IP content, it is deleted in a manner similar to emptying the recycle bin on a computer. However, you understand that removed content may persist in backup copies for a reasonable period of time (but will not be available to others)."

That bolded text enables them to sell your content without paying you one damn cent!

You do, of course, still own your photographs, and can make the same stupid business arrangement with Twitter, if you like, or even if you don't like, as that is Twitter's policy too.

Monday, May 30, 2011

The $200 bedroom with a View, and Wheels, Survival, 21st Century Style.

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Get used to GOP Tea Party America. Rather obviously the transients who did the car jacking in Auburn had no connection to this area.

Transients are not a temporary minor aberration. They are the new face of America, unless we can do something to change our economy, and drastically. I have no illusions that 40 mini-hutches is going to solve anything by themselves, except for the 40 individuals who will now have a vastly improved night's sleep.

What these do do, is to put a face on the problem, which is the positioning of the bulk of the USA populous in precarious financial positions, such that a $200 house is all they can afford, UNLESS WE RECOGNIZE the problem in advance and do a lot of thinking and then acting.

Currently, it seems the top of the power structure is basically saying, "So go away already, die if necessary, and the sooner the better." We are speaking out and putting a real FACE on the issue.

You do not reduce the financially disenfranchised by declaring them non-existent, or existing only in "other people's backyards," which seems to be the mode many are trying to embrace.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Short sighted Tea Party Repubbys Torn up by Tornado.

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U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL) spent the better part of two days last week touring areas of his state devastated by killer tornadoes. Bachus was in Tuscaloosa when President Obama toured perhaps the hardest hit area in Alabama. And Bachus issued a somber statement, calling on citizens to come together to help comfort those affected by the storms.

Bachus, however, apparently neglected to mention that he and other Republicans in Alabama's Congressional delegation voted against funding for satellites that are critical for accurate storm forecasting. The Web site climateprogress.org reports that Bachus and his fellow Alabama Republicans--Martha Roby, Mo Brooks, Robert Aderholt, Mike Rogers, and Jo Bonner--voted against a bill that would replace aging satellites that are the heart of America's weather-forecasting system.

The ability of those satellites to provide accurate weather information probably saved hundreds, maybe thousands, of lives last week in Alabama. But the satellites need to be replaced, and Alabama Republicans decided that was not necessary--just days before their state was hit with one of the deadliest tornadoes in American history.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Why Osama wasn't Taken Alive, and Justifiably So.

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Osama said he would never be taken alive. Given his history, it would not be unreasonable to assume that the compound might be completely rigged with enough explosives to insure a good martyrdoom for Osama.

In short, the SEALS knew that at any second the whole place might go up. In fact, it might have even been rigged to go off if Osama died.

My guess would be that they got to Osama in less than three minutes, and the rest of the time was spent photographic the place and gathering every piece of electronic storage media they could find. Going into this mission, they must have realized that an Osama Doomsday device could wipe them all out.

Thus, a 1:30 am attack, hoping that Osama would not be able to wake up and arm such a device.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Did Trump Play a Role?

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By ending the myth of Osama's invulnerability, recruiting new blood will be more difficult. My guess would be that Obama, being the chess player that he is, didn't charge right in. No internet or phones ? no, not physically there, but I'm sure Osama stayed connected, at least for inbound traffic, using cables snaking out from the compound to other locations nearby. Obama's Intelligence Operations would have found those nearby sites, and milked those for everything he could, and then released his birth certificate probably within the same hour he gave the go ahead to Special Forces/Navy SEALS. The information gleaned between August 2010 and now may result in a whole series of additional precision hits.

Trump actually played a small but important part. By stirring up the birther activity, and seemingly provoking Obama into releasing his, the Play's the thing!

Osama thought Obama was hopelessly tied up in trivia, and was probably a little lax around the compound.

It's wildly possible Obama and Trump worked together on this, wouldn't that be The Great American Sting!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

If the Right Wing President doesn't Get You, then the Left One Will !

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If the Right Wing President doesn't Get You, then the Left One Will
by Douglas Keachie on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 11:30pm

Obama made it a top priority, but didn’t announce the fact, which was the smart thing to do. Rather Jewish of him.

I am reminded however, that while he made it a top priority, the men and women of the Intelligence units, and of course the Special Forces who carried out the operation, are those who, “got’er done.”

I am also reminded of “16 Tons” by Tennessee Ernie Ford. was he thinking of Presidents when he sang?

If the right’n don’t get you, then the left one will.”


OBAMA 2012!


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Ding Dong, the Osamasaurus is DEAD!