kohenari
kohenari:

Literally minutes after the Fox Nation website announced that President Obama’s reelection led directly to massive lay-offs “across America,” Republican citizens who bafflingly continue to believe what Fox News tells them took to Facebook to discuss the mythical lay-offs and to argue that companies should fire Democrats first.
The comment thread actually got far more absurd after I took this screenshot. Here are some choice nuggets:

Choosing to buy from a “Red” company rather than a “Blue” one, all else being equal, or even maybe a little unequal, is something else altogether. I don’t propose we unilaterally disarm ourselves.
But if it’s really happening, it’s worth educating America with the reality of it. Majority voted for this, yet here they thought utopia was on its way. Leftism in power brings out the worst in human nature, neither side is exempt from it.
Is someone saying they’re laying off Dem employees instead of Rep employees? Wow. Talk about the un-anticipated and unintended consequences (by those who elected Obama) of destroying freedom in a single election. Trickle-down paybacks. Which turns into more paybacks. As intended and orchestrated by the left, class warfare on the ground begins. What a devastating time for our nation. And it’s only been 3 days.
Lord knows, the Left rigs the hiring and publishing game in academia, media.
Well actually, I’ve heard that anyone in Hollywood who votes conservative, is really attacked

Here’s how the thread came to a grinding halt:

And … no further comments after that.
At what point do we imagine that a majority of Republicans will start to realize that Fox News is actively lying to them?

kohenari:

Literally minutes after the Fox Nation website announced that President Obama’s reelection led directly to massive lay-offs “across America,” Republican citizens who bafflingly continue to believe what Fox News tells them took to Facebook to discuss the mythical lay-offs and to argue that companies should fire Democrats first.

The comment thread actually got far more absurd after I took this screenshot. Here are some choice nuggets:

  • Choosing to buy from a “Red” company rather than a “Blue” one, all else being equal, or even maybe a little unequal, is something else altogether. I don’t propose we unilaterally disarm ourselves.
  • But if it’s really happening, it’s worth educating America with the reality of it. Majority voted for this, yet here they thought utopia was on its way. Leftism in power brings out the worst in human nature, neither side is exempt from it.
  • Is someone saying they’re laying off Dem employees instead of Rep employees? Wow. Talk about the un-anticipated and unintended consequences (by those who elected Obama) of destroying freedom in a single election. Trickle-down paybacks. Which turns into more paybacks. As intended and orchestrated by the left, class warfare on the ground begins. What a devastating time for our nation. And it’s only been 3 days.
  • Lord knows, the Left rigs the hiring and publishing game in academia, media.
  • Well actually, I’ve heard that anyone in Hollywood who votes conservative, is really attacked

Here’s how the thread came to a grinding halt:

And … no further comments after that.

At what point do we imagine that a majority of Republicans will start to realize that Fox News is actively lying to them?

truth-has-a-liberal-bias

canisfamiliaris:

Minnesota educators are in the news once again, and for all the wrong reasons, just as before. Last time, they were busted by the feds for knowingly allowing bullying, especially of LGBT kids. Now, they’re truly playing at authoritarian fascism:

A 12-year-old Minnesota girl was reduced to tears while school officials and a police officer rummaged through her private Facebook postings after forcing her to surrender her password, an ACLU lawsuit alleges. The claims are the latest in a string of tales showing that even password-protected, private online activities might not be safe from curious government agencies and schools. The girl, whose identity is withheld in the lawsuit, came home “crying, depressed, angry, scared and embarrassed” after she was intimidated into divulging her login information by a school counselor and a deputy sheriff, who arrived in uniform, armed with a Taser, the lawsuit alleges.

“(The student now) fears that the school could make her give up her passwords at a moment’s notice, at any time, for any reason,” the lawsuit claims.  It also alleges that password prying is standard practice at the Minnewaska Middle School, which the student still attends. “(Officials) have compelled other students to disclose their private information and have accessed students’ online accounts on multiple occasions,” it states.

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truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

VIENNA (AP) Max Schrems wasn’t sure what he would get when he asked Facebook to send him a record of his personal data from three years of using the site.

What the 24-year-old Austrian law student didn’t expect, though, was 1,222 pages of data on a CD. It included chats he had deleted more than a year ago, “pokes” dating back to 2008, invitations to which he had never responded, let alone attended, and hundreds of other details.

Time for an “aha” moment.

In response, Schrems has launched an online campaign aimed at forcing the social media behemoth that has 800 million users to abide by European data privacy laws something the Palo Alto, California-based company insists it already does.

Yet since Schrems launched his “Europe vs. Facebook” website in August, Facebook has increasingly been making overtures not only to Schrems, but to other Europeans concerned about data privacy, including Germany’s data security watchdogs. […]



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truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: New Internet Blacklist Bill Could Shut Down Twitter And YouTube!
The rumor all over Capitol Hill is that the House version of the Internet Blacklist Bill will be introduced this week, probably on Wednesday.
Our allies on the Hill say the bill’s so bad that it could effectively destroy Youtube, Twitter, and other sites (LIKE TUMBLR) that rely on user-generated content by making the sites’ owners legally responsible for everything their users post.
Nobody will want to take that risk, so sites like Youtube and Twitter could be forced to shut down.
Facebook, Myspace, and Google+ would be at risk. The cyberlocker and streaming provisions could affect your iPhone, Android, AmazonCloud, Pandora, Spotify, Grooveshark and even your email accounts.
And all of this is being driven by a few major corporations who are trying to protect their private profits.
Will you use the form at (the link) to ask your Congressmember not to cosponsor the legislation, at least until they’ve heard our concerns?
ALSO: We need to completely overwhelm the social networking sites with info about this legislation so we can bombard Congress with constituent contacts:
If you’re already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends. ——————-If you’re already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet
There’s more background on the Internet Blacklist Bill over here.

truth-has-a-liberal-bias:

URGENT ACTION NEEDED: New Internet Blacklist Bill Could Shut Down Twitter And YouTube!

The rumor all over Capitol Hill is that the House version of the Internet Blacklist Bill will be introduced this week, probably on Wednesday.

Our allies on the Hill say the bill’s so bad that it could effectively destroy Youtube, Twitter, and other sites (LIKE TUMBLR) that rely on user-generated content by making the sites’ owners legally responsible for everything their users post.

Nobody will want to take that risk, so sites like Youtube and Twitter could be forced to shut down.

Facebook, Myspace, and Google+ would be at risk. The cyberlocker and streaming provisions could affect your iPhone, Android, AmazonCloud, Pandora, Spotify, Grooveshark and even your email accounts.

And all of this is being driven by a few major corporations who are trying to protect their private profits.

Will you use the form at (the link) to ask your Congressmember not to cosponsor the legislation, at least until they’ve heard our concerns?

ALSO: We need to completely overwhelm the social networking sites with info about this legislation so we can bombard Congress with constituent contacts:

If you’re already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends. ——————-If you’re already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet

There’s more background on the Internet Blacklist Bill over here.

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In which I repeatedly bang my head against a wall:

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sarah-fincher:

Holy fucking hell, the White House’s Facebook message about Rosh Hashanah has brought the trolls out to play.  A sampling (yeah, I’m leaving their names out there.  I have no interest in protecting idiotic bigots):

(OBOHO?  What does that even mean?)

(Celebrating the New Year = Zionist control!)

(Oblame-a.  Wow, these people are so fucking clever.)

Yeah, we’re the racists!  Because we blame Bush!  That’s so fucking racist!

The gold medal in a complete lack of historical knowledge goes to…

The Go Die In A Fire award goes to…

Ugh.

girlwithalessonplan
Banning Facebook is pointless. Banning it only puts a challenge in kids’ minds. It’s the kids’ fault if they are distracted and earn horrible grades.

Emilie MacDonald, a high school sophomore in Massachusetts

WARNING: New York Times paywall if you click through.

Students Find Ways to Thwart Facebook Bans

(via world-shaker)

And kids will always, ALWAYS find ways to get to it.  The rationale is not only trying to keep kids on task, but realistically, the school has to show it’s making strides to prevent cyber bullying. 

(via girlwithalessonplan)