Tag Archive: Twitter


Extremists To Have Facebook And Twitter Vetted By Anti-Terror Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Extremists will have to get posts on Facebook and Twitter approved in advance by the police under sweeping rules planned by the Conservatives.

  They will also be barred from speaking at public events if they represent a threat to “the functioning of democracy”, under the new Extremist Disruption Orders.

  Theresa May, the Home Secretary, will lay out plans to allow judges to ban people from broadcasting or protesting in certain places, as well as associating with specific people.

  The plans — to be brought in if the Conservatives win the election in May — are part of a wide-ranging set of rules to strengthen the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.

  The announcement at the annual party conference in Birmingham will come as the Conservatives position themselves as the party toughest on the terror threat.”

 

 

   Paging George Orwell … Who’s extremist and who gets to decide ? This is not a winning strategy for a liberty-loving party to advance … Read more at the Telegraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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President Obama And The ‘Latte Salute’ Heard Around The World

 

 

 

” It doesn’t take much for President Barack Obama to run afoul of his detractors these days, so when he stepped off Marine One and tried to salute two U.S. Marines with a COFFEE CUP IN HIS HAND!!!!, well, the fuse was lit.

  After all, the salute is “the most important of all military courtesies”, according to a Marine Corps manual cited on The Daily Caller web site. By the outrage across Instagram and Twitter, you’d think Obama had just given them the one-finger salute instead.”

 

 

Latte Salute WH Insta

 

 

” On the White House Instagram account, shouts of “disgusting!”, “shocking” and “disrespectful” rung out. One commenter wanted to send Obama off to a Hague Tribunal for it. You know, where they put Slobodan Milosevic on trial.

On Twitter, the “latte salute” backlash was in full force.”

 

 

   The amazing thing about the “Latte Salute” video is the fact that it comes from the White House itself . These progressives are so out of touch with the average American that they actually believed that this was a video that portrayed their “leader” in a positive light .

 

 

 Read more at Market Watch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scottish Independence Referendum Live: Latest News As Scotland Decides Yes Or No

 

Scotland Live Blog

 

Click the pic for live blogging Of Scotland’s Landmark vote

 

 

” People in Scotland have begun voting on independence today. If Scotland votes Yes, the United Kingdom will split and Scots will go their own way, ending a 307-year-old union. The crucial ballot is expected to go down to the wire, with polls showing the contest is too close to call. Here is a summary of the latest developments and analysis:

 

 

 

   The Independent is live blogging the voting and below are some links to other popular means of keeping up to date on the Scot’s vote for independence .

 

 

Twitter feed: #Scotland

Twitter feed: #indyref

Twitter feed: #YesScotland

Twitter feed: #bettertogether

 

Facebook: Scotland’s Independence Referendum 2014

Facebook: Yes Scotland

 

EuroNews.com: Live Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government To Track ‘False, Misleading’ Ideas On Twitter

 

 

Truthy

 

 

 

 

” Nope, this isn’t unsettling:

  The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter.

  The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.

  The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.”

  One G-man’s “social pollution” is another free man’s First Amendment right. The very term sounds like something out of a 1920s Italian fascist tract. And why is the federal government even deciding which ideas are “false and misleading,” let alone tracking them?

  According to the project’s grant, the service “could mitigate the diffusion of false and misleading ideas, detect hate speech and subversive propaganda, and assist in the preservation of open debate.” 

 

 

Ricochet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARBARIC! Hamas Posts Dead Jew Collage On Twitter

 

 

hamas death tweet

 

 

 

 

    Remember , it has been confirmed to Nancy Pelosi by her Qatari friends that Hamas is merely a “humanitarian organization” …

 

 

 

Thanks to Jim Hoft for bringing Hamas’ latest “humanitarian gesture” to our attention . 

 

Twitter erupted with digital eye-rolls at Obama’s curt mention of the ‘tragedy’ that the Ukrainian government quickly called a ‘criminal case’

 

 

Boston Globe reporter Matt Viser captured the online reactions to Obama's statement about the downed airliner

 

 

 

 

” President Barack Obama provoked fury in the U.S. on Thursday by casually devoting less than a minute to the deaths of 295 people aboard a Malaysian airliner, as he began an often jokey 16-minute speech about the need to expand America’s transportation infrastructure.

  There are no confirmed American dead, although it was feared around the time the president made his remarks that as many as 23 U.S. citizens had perished.

  Obama declared in Wilmington, Delaware that ‘it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy,’ but not before enthusiastically declaring that ‘it is wonderful to be back in Delaware.’ “

 

This is what passes for leadership in today’s America … mores the pity .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter Caves To Pakistani “Blasphemy” Censorship Requests

 

 

 

 

” Twitter has honored five requests made by a Pakistani bureaucrat working for the country’s Telecommunications Authority to censor tweets and accounts it considered “blasphemous” and “unethical.”

  According to the New York Times, the social network agreed to shield certain tweets from the eyes of Pakistani Twitter users at the request of Abdul Batin. The requests including censoring crude drawings of the Prophet Muhammad, photographs of burning Qurans, and tweets from anti-Islam bloggers and an American porn star.

  This is apparently the first time Twitter has agreed to block specific content in Pakistan since it introduced its country-specific censorship policy in 2012. The policy takes into accounts local laws that apply to tweets and will consider reactively withholding access to certain content if they receive “valid and properly scoped” requests from authorized entities. Despite this, the NYT claims that a number of accounts were blocked not reactively, but in anticipation of the annual “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day,” which falls on May 20.”

 

Ars Technica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first time Twitter’s censorship policy was enforced was in Germany in 2012 when it banned a neo-Nazi party—which are not allowed under German law—from the social network. Since then the policy has come into effect in several countries, although Twitter aims to remain as transparent as possible using several mechanisms, including partnering with Chilling Effects to publish notifications of when it withholds content, as well requests to withhold it.

NYPD’s Twitter Photo Contest Backfires With Images Of Aggressive Police Force

 

#myNYPD1

 

 

” The New York Police Department attempted to harness Twitter to drum up support today, but things haven’t exactly gone as planned. Earlier today, the official NYPD Twitter account asked followers to tweet photos of themselves with NYC police officers under the hashtag #myNYPD — but so far, many users have jumped on that hashtag to flood it with images of police aggressively apprehending apparent suspects. So far, these are hardly the friendly images the NYPD was hoping for.”

 

 

 

#myNYPD2

 

 

 

” While it’s hard to say if the force used in many of the pictures tagged with the #myNYPD hashtag is justified or not, the overall sentiment is clearly one in defense of citizens against an overly brutal police presence. Either way, there’s little doubt that the anti-police co-opting of the #myNYPD hashtag is picking up mainstream attention — it’s one of the top trending items on Twitter right now.”

 

 

 

   Read more at the Verge and the Huff Post while you can visit #myNYPD here and see lots of less than flattering NYPD photos .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statists Call For Drone Strike On Bundy Supporters

 

 

Lib Drone Strike

 

 

 

 

” As a federal appeals court rules that the Obama administration must divulge its legal basis for launching drone strikes against American citizens, many statists opposed to Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy’s stand against the government are calling for him and his supporters to be the victims of what would be America’s first domestic drone attack.

  Of course, it’s virtually inconceivable that the White House would launch a Predator drone strike against U.S. citizens, Harry Reid’s “domestic terrorist” slur not withstanding, but the mere fact that self-proclaimed liberals are openly calling for Bundy supporters to be massacred provides us with yet another chilling insight into the warped minds of statists.”

 

 

See all of the nasty drone strike wishes here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthcare.gov Meeting Cold Open

 

 

SNL Cold Open 3.29 Obamacare

 

 

 

 

” S39 | Highlight | Post Date: 03/30/14 | 5:03 “

High School Student Banned From Prom Over A Tweet

 

Sterling High Tweet

 

 

 

” A local high school student filed a federal law suit after she’s banned from prom, her senior class trip and graduation ceremonies — all because of a tweet!

  Attorney Jerry Tannenbaum says his client is paying big time for exercising her right of free speech. Tannenbaum says the 17 year old student at Sterling High School in Somerdale, New Jersey, used twitter to communicate with friends about her foul feelings towards the high school principal. She’s accused of calling him a colorful name later seen by school officials.

  But this was done at night, at her home, off of school property to three or four of her friends.

  Further, the school wrote that the teen “will not be allowed to participate in any school sponsored events this year, including prom, senior trip, and graduation ceremonies“.

  He filed a lawsuit against the Sterling High School District in federal court on Friday accusing the district of violating the student’s first amendment rights.

You can’t dictate to your students what they can say on their own personal web pages,” declares Tannenbaum .”

 

Continued here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian Deputy PM Laughs At Obama’s Sanctions

 

Russians Laugh At Obama

 

 

” Russia’s deputy prime minister laughed off President Obama’s sanction against him today  asking “Comrade @BarackObama” if “some prankster” came up with the list.

  The Obama administration hit 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials with sanctions today as punishment for Russia’s support of Crimea’s referendum. Among them: aides to President Vladimir Putin, a top government official, senior lawmakers, Crimean officials, the ousted president of Ukraine, and a Ukrainian politician and businessman allegedly tied to violence against protesters in Kiev.

  It remains to be seen whether the sanctions will dissuade Russia from annexing Crimea, but one an early clue that they will not be effective came just hours later when President Putin signed a decree recognizing Crimea as an independent state, perhaps an early step towards annexation.

  U.S. official have warned of additional sanctions for Russian action, hoping it will deter Russia from any further aggression towards Ukraine, but it didn’t appear to upset the often outspoke Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.”

 

 

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UPDATE: Encrypt The Web Report: Who’s Doing What

 

EFF Privacy Report

 

” We’ve asked the companies in our Who Has Your Back Program what they are doing to bolster encryption in light of the NSA’s unlawful surveillance of your communications. We’re pleased to see that four five six seven companies—Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Sonic.net,SpiderOak, and Twitter—are implementing five out of five of our best practices for encryption. See the infographic.

  By adopting these practices, described below, these service providers have taken a critical step towards protecting their users from warrantless seizure of their information off of fiber-optic cables. By enabling encryption across their networks, service providers can make backdoor surveillance more challenging, requiring the government to go to courts and use legal process. While Lavabit’s travails have shown how difficult that can be for service providers, at least there was the opportunity to fight back in court.

  While not every company in our survey has implemented every recommendation, each step taken helps, and we appreciate those who have worked to strengthen their security. We hope that every online service provider adopts these best practices and continues to work to protect their networks and their users.”

 

     Read more at EFF and consider making a donation to help fund their valuable contributions to online freedom and privacy .

 

 

 

 

 

 

johngalt:

“Putin’s Idea Of Community Organizing” … ROFLMAO … Best Tweet Ever 

Originally posted on Twitchy:

Actress Stacey Dash refuses to toe the Hollyweird leftist line, so, as Twitchy readers know, having hateful bile spewed at her isn’t new. Ms. Dash refuses to be cowed and continues to speak her mind.

Check out the “awesome” tweet:

https://twitter.com/REALStaceyDash/status/439907126451113984

Ouch.

https://twitter.com/bbergeronlaw/status/439908934858448896

We do, too.

And a wonderful exit question:

https://twitter.com/EdMorrissey/status/439915340491788288

Make it happen.

Related:

Full Twitchy coverage of actress Stacey Dash

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14-Year-Old Pens Poem For Next Generation Of Americans With A Fascinating Twist

 

 

” The poem “Our Generation” was posted to Twitter this week by Derek Nichols. It was written by his younger brother Jordan. It has an interesting concept: the message varies depending on if you read it bottom-to-top or top-to-bottom.

  The poem, as read top-to-bottom:

Our generation will be known for nothing.
Never will anybody say,
We were the peak of mankind.
That is wrong, the truth is
Our generation was a failure.
Thinking that
We actually succeeded
Is a waste. And we know
Living only for money and power
Is the way to go.
Being loving, respectful, and kind
Is a dumb thing to do.
Forgetting about that time,
Will not be easy, but we will try.
Changing our world for the better
Is something we never did.
Giving up
Was how we handled our problems.
Working hard
Was a joke.
We knew that
People thought we couldn’t come back
That might be true,
Unless we turn things around

 

 

If you read the poem in reverse, the dire tone is flipped on its head:”

 

Very imaginative … this young man has a future(maybe vice-president?) . Read the whole thing .

 

 

   Update: An astute reader has written to inform us of the fact that this poem very closely mimics one written and published back in 2008 by someone named Jonathan Reed which took second place in AARP’s U@50 video contest that year . 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch the video and decide for yourself .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Jimmy Kimmel Live

 

 

 

Published on Feb 6, 2014

” Some people are cruel and write very harsh things to celebrities on Twitter. What you don’t see when you send a nasty tweet is that it can cause pain. So to raise awareness, and hopefully make people think twice before they post something awful, we’ve once again assembled a group of famous faces to remind everyone that words hurt. 

Jimmy Kimmel Live – Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #6 “

#KIMMEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Bobsleigh Star ‘Smashes Door’ To Escape Sochi Shower

 

 

” He is used to employing his immense physical strength to push his bobsleigh to top speed in the running starts.

  But US bobsleigh team member Johnny Quinn on Saturday used his muscle for a different purpose — to escape from the bathroom at the Sochi Winter Olympics after being locked in.”

 

View image on Twitter

 

 

” And by using the none-too-subtle method of smashing the door down, he left a gaping hole in his wake.

” I was taking a shower and the door got locked/jammed….” Quinn wrote on his Twitter @JohnnyQuinnUSA. “With no phone to call for help, I used my bobsled push training to break out. #SochiJailBreak.” “

Twitter Reunited Girl With Her Toy Rabbit After It Went Missing On Shopping Trip

Never let me go: Daisy is reunited with Bunny

 

 

” There’s a reason why two-year-old Daisy Young is cuddling Bunny the rabbit very tightly – and  it’s not just because she loves her more than any other toy.

  Bunny, Daisy’s constant companion since she was just ten months, vanished from her side on a family shopping trip to the January sales. 

  Daisy’s mother Hayley Sworn only noticed Bunny was missing when they got home. Just how would she break the news to Daisy that the precious gift from her grandma was gone forever?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Tor Developer’s Computer Gets Mysteriously Re-Routed To Virginia

 

NSA Interception

 

” So this one is odd. A core Tor developer, Andrea Shepard, recently ordered a computer from Amazon.com to her home in Seattle. Yet, as she tweeted last night, something odd happened on the way to delivering that package to her house.

  Also, some more details from PrivacySOS. As you can see, rather than go from the Amazon warehouse in Santa Ana, California up the coast to Seattle, instead the package went across the country to Dulles, Virginia to Alexandria (right outside of DC) and was “delivered” there. Upon seeing this, my initial reaction was that it might not be a big deal. With shipping logistics these days, it’s not uncommon to see a sort of hub system, where packages travel across the country from one warehouse to a shipping hub, only to be shipped back across the country for actual delivery. “

 

TechDirt has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Janitor Secretly Worked On This For 7 Years. No One Knew Til Now… And It’s Baffling Everyone.

 

 

Even more incredible, it seems to be completely unsolvable.

The maze is 34 x 23.3-inches.

 

” Over 30 years ago, a man spent 7 years hand-drawing the most complex, unbelievable and probably unsolvable maze I’ve ever seen. His daughter recently posted the following photos on Twitter and, needless to say, the entire Internet is exploding with questions about her dad.

So who is the man behind it? A professor? A mathematician? A wizard? No, no, and no. The correct answer is… the university janitor.

 

 

Read more and see more here
You can Buy A Copy Of “Papa’s Maze” Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   We are honored to report that Mr Jackson sent out a Tweet mentioning us , Rush Limbaugh , David Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and would like to take this opportunity to urge , very strongly , our readers to throw their support to Kevin , his Twitter page , Facebook page , Youtube channel and also his website . Kevin and the Black Sphere are fighting the good fight for freedom and liberty as are we here at YouViewed along with our readers as well . Give the man all the help that you can … reblog , retweet , like , whatever you can do to spread the word .

 

      For those of you are unfamiliar with Mr Jackson we include a video from his youtube channel to acquaint you with him .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chewbacca Actor Peter Mayhew Shares Treasure Trove Of ‘Star Wars’ Set PHOTOS On Twitter

 

 

Star Wars Twitter

 

 

” With no shortage of shots featuring a certain princess, Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew released a collection of “Star Wars” behind-the-scenes photos on his Twitter account Thursday night.

  Some of the old gang, including Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, reunited last summer at a festival in Germany. But they’ll never again have a time like they did below.”

 

 

Loads more photos here and here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shooting 50: Top Twitter Accounts To Follow In The Firearm Industry

 

The Shooting 50: Top Twitter Accounts to Follow in the Firearm Industry

 

 

 

” The Shooting 50 is our list of the most influential Twitter profiles in the firearms industry.

  The list includes nonprofit organizations, firearms manufacturers, media, journalists, and shooting sports athletes. Their Twitter profiles help their users navigate the complex firearms industry through engaging and informative conversations.

  The majority of these movers and shakers will gather next week in Las Vegas for the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s SHOT Show, January 13-14, 2014, the largest shooting, hunting and tactical trade show in the world. Wide Open Spaces will have boots on the ground at SHOT Show bringing you complete coverage of the latest and greatest firearms products.

  Throughout 2014, Wide Open Spaces will have similar lists of influential figures, organizations and companies in other outdoor sports industries, including hunting and fishing.

  So, without further ado, here’s The Shooting 50:

 

1. The National Rifle Association – @NRA “

 

 

See the rest at Wide Open Spaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexican Cartel Members Face Arrest After Sharing Crimes on Facebook And Twitter [PHOTOS]

 

Picture of gold and silver plated AK 47s posted on Serafin Zambada's Twitter account.

Picture of gold and silver plated AK 47s posted on Serafin Zambada's Twitter account.


 

” Young Mexican drug cartel members are flaunting their wealth on Facebook and Twitter, giving investigators important clues about their movements and contacts.

  Last week, police in the Netherlands arrested Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa, an enforcer for the Sinaloa cartel, after he arrived at Schiphol airport on a flight from Mexico under an assumed name.

  Arechiga’s Twitter tag is “El Chino Anthrax”, named after the deadly disease, and believed to refer to a method of disposing of opponents.

 He is now in Dutch jail awaiting extradition to the United States, where he is wanted on drug trafficking charges.

  On the social networking site, Gamboa has posted a picture of a Lamborghini with a rifle poking from its window, and experts believe that his online activity may have helped law enforcement officials pin him down.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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