Exactly right: “Let me be very clear: I will not name the shooter.” Sheriff John Hanlin said during a Thursday night briefing at a fire station near the Roseburg campus. “I will not give him credit for this horrific act of cowardice.” He encouraged the news media and community to “avoid using it, repeating it,… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Facebook & Social Networking
This photo has been trending on my FB newsfeed. It was taken last month by Joyce Gilos Torrefranca, a medical student in Cebu: It shows 9-year-old Daniel Cabrera kneeling on the pavement with the famous golden arches in the background. He’s using a makeshift wooden bench as he writes in his workbook. “For me as… Read more »
OK, not that one. This one. South Carolina Gov. Nicki Haley (R) has called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag flying over the state Capitol. When he was Governor, Bill Clinton honored the Confederacy on the Arkansas flag. Racism will be cured by the removal of the Stars and Bars. Right? And that’s… Read more »
I’ve read a number of headlines that essentially frames it this way: “….the killing of 3 MUSLIM students”. By reading just the headlines before the story, the impression given to me is that this must be a case of anti-Muslim bigotry and a “hate crime” (I hate that term). As Retire pointed out to me… Read more »
I’m sure no one here needs reminding; but just in case you forget or lack the motivation, Governor Jay Nixon sent a tweet out this morning with a clear message: “GET YOUR @$$-CRACK OUT TO THE VOTING BOOTHS TODAY! The Tweet was just as quickly removed and replaced (apparently not quick enough for the internet,… Read more »
For jihadis who wish to plunge us back into the 7th-12th century, they have dangerously embraced the tools of the 21st century to achieve their aim of restoring the Islamic Caliphate. They have been savvy in jihadi recruitment through Hollywood-inspired propaganda videos and social media (proving to be a double-edged sword– thank you NSA). They… Read more »
By the former First Lady, Laura Bush: Nominated by his daughter, NBC news correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, and golfer Rory McIlroy, the former PotUS has himself nominated another former PotUS: Bill Clinton (who could probably use the cold shower- *ba dum bump*). I don’t hold it against current PotUS Barack Obama for declining the ALS… Read more »
While I’m not one to bash Michelle Obama over this, I found this amusing, in response to the First Lady’s hashtag photo: A friend of BlackFive’s from Ranger Up posted the following: Photo credit: Katy Gunderson
Aside from fears of government intrusion into the private lives of ordinary citizens, what about intrusion from the private business sector of telecoms, internet apps companies, credit card services, and private data aggregators?
I finally took time out to watch the 2002 film “Minority Report“.
Within the movie, which takes place in something like 2056, iris-recognition technology is fully integrated into society:
America is much safer with Janet Napolitano in charge of Homeland Security. Taking advantage of the Nanny State Philosophy being imposed upon America, she can now advise us on how to survive the inevitable winter storms we are experiencing because of Climate Change with its myriad and unpredictable weather patterns. Whether we are willing to… Read more »