If you are on facebook? Be prepared to be spammed and spammed and spammed yet again by the democrats! Yep, if just one of your family or friends is a democrat, he can have the democrats start spamming you, big freaking time!
Here’s one you may not “like.”
Imagine having a friend on Facebook who matches up your privately shared data to a public voting record — then flags you for more frequent campaign calls and contacts.
That’s exactly what the Democratic party is doing. The upcoming presidential campaigns are eager to get their hands on the treasure trove of voter data that 900 million users have voluntarily posted on Facebook. Enter Social Organizing, a new tool developed by Democratic activist group NGP VAN. Using it, your friends can log in to Facebook and tell the service about you. You can then be added to a caller database, pinged for ads and harassed during the entire election.
Many users think the information they post to Facebook cannot legally or ethically leave the site’s confines, noted Roger Kay, a technology analyst with Endpoint Technologies. They may be in for a surprise.
“[Facebook] was born on the idea of taking information about people and making it available to others … With political information, this sharing has become a notch more like selling out your friends,” Kay told FoxNews.com.
To use the tool, supporters log in at a campaign site. Social Organizing lets them connect to Facebook and locates friends. The supporter can then choose the relationship for those friends, such as co-worker or business partner.
Supporters earn badges and points as they flag these friends. The data is then matched to voter records.
For example, a supporter might have 500 friends, but the tool might know that 300 of those friends are already identified as donors or loyal to the campaign, based on voting record. The supporter can then focus attention on calling or e-mailing only the 200 friends who still need persuasion.
President Obama tapped this company, which describes itself as “the leading technology provider to Democratic and progressive campaigns and organizations” and only works with the Democratic Party, to gather voter data in 2008.
Fighting: Sen. Harry Reid and Mitt Romney, after Reid alleged that Romney hadn’t paid taxes for 10 years
Emblazoned: Gymnast Gabby Douglas, on a Corn Flakes box, the morning after winning all-around gold
I kind of smell a rat here, so does Althouse…but I’m going to go with it.
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Life was tough in Victorian times — so tough, in fact, that little girls in 1840 played with dollhouses that featured butcher shops, complete with miniature animal carcasses and floors covered in sawdust and blood.
Why the grisly realism?
According to Sarah Louise Wood, a curator at the Museum of Childhood at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the toy animal flesh wouldn’t have been shocking, because this is how meat was presented and bought and, with limited methods of refrigeration, children would have been used to seeing preserved cuts of meat hanging up.
Everybody knows that if you want the latest scoop on Keith Olbermann, you go to KeithOlbermann.com. It’s your one-stop shop for breaking news and incisive opinion on America’s favorite former newsreader.
That’s the side of Keith we all see on TV every day. Well, we used to. But what about his more lyrical, contemplative side? Where does a man like that go to express his innermost feelings?
Actually Keith Olbermann.
No, that’s the name of the site. “Actually Keith Olbermann.” Here, look.
Because it’s… well, it’s actually Keith Olbermann! And why does Keith finally have a site of his very own? As he explains:
A long time ago I used to be a semi-professional photographer. Emphasis on “semi.”
How could Keith Olbermann keep his photography from us all this time? It’s breathtaking. Here’s some of his work:
This may not pass, or it will be vetoed in the senate, or obama will write it off.
A bipartisan group of senators led by South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint introduced the Pay for Printing Act Thursday, which would require senators to pay for celebratory “simple resolutions” with money from their own budgets.
During the 112th Congress, the Senate has already passed over 350 simple resolutions, and introduced over a 100 more. They have mostly been symbolic, feel-good declarations including, as The Daily Caller reported in June: “National Chess Day,” “National Safe Digging Month,” “Year of Water,” “National Inventors Month,” “Collector Car Appreciation Day,” and “The Year of the Family Caregiver.”
DeMint’s office points out that each resolution page costs an estimated $1,200. A Daily Caller investigation in June revealed that the 318 simple resolutions passed since January 2011 cost taxpayers $381,600. Dozens of additional simple resolutions have been passed since then, and their total price tag in this Congress now amounts to more than $400,000.
“The printing of symbolic, nonbinding resolutions has gotten out of hand and it’s costing taxpayers more of their hard-earned dollars,” DeMint said in a statement. “This bipartisan legislation simply requires senators to take responsibility for paying for the cost of printing these symbolic resolutions out of their own office budgets. This will require senators to be more judicious with taxpayer dollars and hopefully cut down on many of these unnecessary resolutions.”
Near Moscow there is a monstrous unfinished hadron collider with a 21 km (!) tunnel 60 m deep.
Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Drew Johnson points out that no one — not oil companies, gas station owners, or speculators – profits more from high gas prices than the government does. For example, Exxon made 7 cents per gallon; local, state and federal taxes combined for a whopping total of 50 cents.
Sen. OBAMA: I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment. The fact that this is such a shock to American pocketbooks is not a good thing. But if we take some steps right now to help people make the adjustment . . . by encouraging the market to adapt to these new circumstances more quickly, particularly US automakers, then I think ultimately, we can come out of this stronger and have a more efficient energy policy than we do right now.
In other words, for then-Senator Obama, high gas prices weren’t a problem, so long as the increases came gradually. In fact, they were an opportunity for the government to “encourage” the market — and automakers — to operate differently.
Post-Mubarak Egypt presents a number of counterterrorism challenges for the US and its allies. An unknown number of terrorists belonging to the al Qaeda-allied al-Gamaa al-Islamiyya and Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) have been freed from jail. And new jihadist groups, some openly proclaiming their allegiance to al Qaeda, now operate in the Sinai. (See here, here, here and here.)
The situation is so conspicuous that Mohamed al Zawahiri, the younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, has been freed from jail and is secure enough in his new life that he granted an interview to CNN. The younger Zawahiri says that al Qaeda has not been defeated and the organization’s strength is “not in its leaders but in its ideology.”
CNN describes Zawahiri as “unrepentant about his beliefs” despite a lengthy prison sentence and that comes through in the interview. CNN reports:
“If the West wants to live in peace then they must give the Muslims their rights back. Occupation of our lands is one thing, but interference in our religious beliefs is the worst kind of breach of human rights. We only want to build our Islamic nations the way we like it and want no confrontation with the West as long as they stop occupying our land, killing innocent women and children and above all interfering in our religious beliefs,” al-Zawahiri said.
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Retired Egyptian General Abd Al-Hamid Umran Calls for an Egyptian Nuclear Program: We Should Follow the Iranian Model and Deceive the International Community
This should bring all those jihadists closer!