KimJongNumberUn Will Destroy All The Things

Kim Jong-Un has been trending on Twitter since he became the head of the government of North Korea with the passing of his father, the Kim Jong-Il. Most recently, Kim Jong-Un has been trending because of rumors of his death have gone viral on social networking sites. As it’s customary, for every trending topic there must be a satire account on Twitter and so there is a fake Kim Jong-Un account @KimJongNumberUn. Event though the @KimJonNumberUn account is not real, I sounds real enough. Here are a few choice tweets from @KimJongNumberUn.

  • I could not sleep last night worrying about one of those four madmen getting nuclear weapons. #cnndebate #flprimary
  • Still four of them? What was the point of the last debate if no one was executed? #cnndebate
  • If the Arizona governor stuck her finger in my face, you know what I’d call that? A free snack.
  • My critics say I’m out of touch. But if that’s true, how come I have so many friends on MySpace? #BOOM
  • Here’s my state of the union: it’s fuckin dope. Peace out yall.
  • In case you’re wondering where Facebook’s privacy policy came from, they stole it from the N Korean government. #PROPS
  • Once a year I, too, gather all my political opponents in one room, to shoot them. #SOTU
  • Sending people to a crowded freezing place and making them watch indie films is one form of torture we haven’t tried.
  • The negative ads Americans use to destroy other politicians seem crazily expensive compared to our system of poisoning.
  • So the Republican leader pays no taxes and gets rich on the labor of others? American bastards have stolen our system.
  • Dope news, y’all – just decided that our national bird will be Angry.
  • IF SOUTH KOREA POKES ME ON FACEBOOK I WILL CONSIDER THAT AN ACT OF WAR #SHITJUSTGOTREAL
  • The US claims it stands for human rights, and yet it banned Four Loko. #hypocrisy
  • Does my population make me look fat?
  • I have 20,000 followers after only 7 days. Not bad for a dude who banned the Internet. #pimpin
  • At moments like this it terrifies me that the US has nuclear weapons. #GOPDebate
  • Yall played this dope new game Farmville? Imaginary farms grow imaginary food. Just like North Korea. #sofaking #dope
  • Willing to trade nuclear fuel rod for XBox 360 in good condition. IM me on MySpace.

Retweet December 2011

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in December 2011 such as the ongoing Occupy Wall Street, and the continuing revolutions in the Middle East. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Got Gov?

  • The Department of State runs most NGOs.
  • Regime change is not a revolution.
  • The US State Department has over 18+K people in the Baghdad, more than they have working inside Washington, DC.
  • The US is pulling out of Iraq, president Obama should know that the pull out method is not the most recommended.
  • Most people know that the US has an earthquake machine, most people don’t realize is that they have a mini version: heart attack machine
  • Iran to US: All your drone are belong to us.
  • Who dropped the SOPA?
  • Politics is bananas.
  • The future of politics: Dancing With Republican Candidates.

Econemy

  • Mo’ money, mo’ cents.
  • Our modern economy is largely based on waste.
  • Just like money doesn’t grow on trees, jobs aren’t created by political speeches.
  • Money is a drug. Banks are dealers.
  • Either we build the future we want or we outsource our future to China.

Randumb

  • Bacon is the future!
  • Your brain has been co-opted.
  • That star is moving like an unnamed areal vehicle.
  • Mo’ money, less taxes.
  • You can learn a lot about a person by there shopping list, including how they write it and order it.
  • One of the worst things about traveling, in addition to delays and TSA gropings, rude cabbies.
  • There is nothing more annoying that carrying a pen that does not work!

#40dollars

  • #40dollars means $3,350 KES (Keynan Shillings).
  • #40dollars means I still don’t have a job and Gitmo is still not closed.
  • #40dollars means we will pay $120 to pay for this.
  • #40dollars means I can buy a fake birth certificate and fake ID from Hawaii. #mclovin
  • #40dollars means a bone that they toss to stupid slaves to fight over.
  • It’s not like Obama is giving anybody #40dollars.
  • #40dollars means one extra lap dance at my local strip joint.
  • #40dollars means I could buy more Chinese made products.
  • #40dollars means I can score a bump of coke.

Retweet September 2011

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in September 2011 such as the ongoing Occupy Wall Street, and the continuing revolutions in the Middle East. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Occupy Everything

  • You are either a soldier or you have been sold out? #occcupywallstreet
  • Protests in the streets and bipartisanship in government.
  • Power to the 99%!
  • I guess #OccupyWallStreet protesters are terrorists because the NYPD Counter Terrorism unit is in full force.
  • #OccupyInternationalSpaceStation and #OccupyMoonBaseLunaOne
  • #OccupyWorldWideWide
  • #OccupyAllTheThings
  • Anthony Bologna is the Hosni Mubarak of #OccupyWallStreet.
  • Democracy is not a spectator sport. #OccupyWallStreet
  • There will be blood. #FalseFlag #OccupyWallStreet
  • NYPD want to rename #OccupyWallStreet to #OccupyJailCell
  • Wall Street causes economic depression, government bails them out. People go to jail for protesting government bail out but have to bail themselves out.
  • Police, protecting and serving the shit out of you! #OccupyWallStreet
  • I’m a human being not a commodity. #OccupyWallStreet
  • Due to recent budget cuts, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off. #OccupyWallStreet
  • I can’t afford a lobbyist. #OccupyWallStreet
  • Tear Down This Wall St. #OccupyWallStreet
  • Shoot sperm not bullets. #OccupyWallStreet

Got Gov?

  • I thought the FBI has better things than to help celebrities with their naked pictures.
  • If you elect any monkey to the presidency, democrat or republican, nothing would have change either way?
  • The federal government is not America!
  • Drone Nation Under God
  • Video and audio recording is just the tip of the iceberg of what police are monitoring, screening, and scanning for in public places.
  • New reality, the US kills its own citizens with or without due process (Anwar al-Awlaki), with or without evidence (Troy Davis).
  • DOJ paid $16 for a muffin, I wonder how much they pay for a hooker.
  • Government spending: $16 muffins, $8 coffee, $435 claw hammers, $640 toilet seat, $7k coffee makers, $8 million drupal websites…
  • TSA Choice: Molestation or Radiation

Quote

  • None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. – Goethe
  • We still have racism, God knows, but it so different now, it’s so much better. – Al Gore

Obamanation

  • Being president has been the best financial decision made by Bobama. #TheOnePercent
  • Shake it up, stop complaining, stop grumbling, stop crying, stop stealing, stop smacking, stop crackalacking, stop pimping. – President Obama

Econemy

  • Convenience fees aren’t so convenient.
  • Greece had it better when it was under the boot of the Ottoman Empire than now that it is under the thumb of the EU.
  • Solyndra is the green energy Enron.

Propagandon’t

  • Freedom of choice is no freedom is there is no choice.
  • This seems accurate and specific, msnbc is reporting “Satellite expected to re-enter over Canada or Africa by Saturday or Sunday”
  • The news media: if it’s not on a teleprompter or press release they don’t know what to make of real news.
  • The news is another word for PR.
  • The network news are as bad about forecasting terror attacks as they are about hurricanes.

Question

  • If light travels faster than the speed of light does it time travel?
  • Which is worse, a rebel without a cause or a youth without a rebellion?
  • So you think the FBI uses FaceBook’s public developer APIs or internal undocumented APIs?

Randumb

  • Love is indivisible and innumerable.
  • Swag life.
  • I’m watching What Would You Do? I would tweet about it.
  • We are the future unless you are living in the past.
  • Nothing is a surprise when you are a time traveling psychic.
  • My favorite section at the super market is the Mexican aisle, where else would you find “snack style pickled pork skins.”
  • In an alternative universe, Michael Bay is a demolition engineer.
  • Life is an adventure, pack accordingly.
  • Jay-Z should sample Safety Dance.
  • Tired. Sleepy. Hungry.
  • Watching Irene and The City. This shit storm is boring.
  • Power to the tweeple.
  • The future is cyclical and maniacal.
  • Time is telescoping.
  • And then God said, “Let there be electromagnetic radiation” and there was wave-particle photons.
  • There is no such thing as freedom of speech if you don’t speak up.
  • I make protest signs using baseball bats, nails, and cardboard paper.
  • Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chatter Chowder

In Da Future

  • In the future, someone will be convicted based on their shadow.
  • In the future, the police will run you over with their scooter then arrest you for assaulting a police officer and damaging police property.
  • In the future, not using your real name in G+ or Facebook would be considered identity theft.
  • In the future, illegal alien robots will steal your job.
  • In the future justice will be outlawed.
  • In the future, you’ll be able to buy a dishwasher with zero percent down and now taxes with free delivery on Patriot Day.

Retweet April 2011

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in April 2011 such as the Royal Wedding, and the ongoing revolutions in the Middle East. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Obamatron

  • If the government shuts down will President Barrack Obama declare himself Sultan Hussein Obama?
  • The Obama 2012 campaign has begun… Obama to deliver speech from Facebook. I hope he will friend me.
  • Did the president just propose to share medical test results with your doctors on Facebook?
  • What is the president rambling about comparing the economy to cars “they still have clutch cars…?” I don’t think he has a drivers license.
  • We are both a nation of immigrants and a nation of laws – Obama
  • President Obama is the ringmaster of the sideshow, carnival, and circus of Obama barkers.
  • One way to prove if President Obama’s birth certificate is real is to look in the back and see if it’s “Made in China.”
  • Obama’s Birth Certificate for President 2012.
  • The fact that there was a birther debate for over two years proves President Obama lack of leadership outside his minions and Obamabots.
  • Real transparency ends the debate.
  • President Obama should just preemptively make available all public records and transcripts. He could just end the debate.
  • President Obama and the Obamabots fuel and seed the birther debate and the “sideshows and carnival barkers.
  • I have a birth certificate therefore I am.
  • Don’t be an Uncle Obama.
  • The name of my autobiography: I, Barry Soetoro
  • Obama promised to end the war in Iraq, but instead he got us involved in a civil war in Libya.
  • President Obama quietly accepted his transparency award from the open government community this week in a closed, undisclosed meeting.

Got Gov?

  • IRS agents don’t carry calculators, they carry guns.
  • Half of congress are trolls the other half are tools.
  • Welcome to the United Slaves of America.
  • Every time the TSA fondles your nuts a terrorist gets his wings.
  • In a transparent government there is no need for FOA requests because the information would already be in the public.
  • Just like real men are secure with themselves to wear pink, real democracies don’t scan the naked bodies of men, women, and children.
  • There is little surprise that Russian police confiscated thousands of books describing Russian police corruption.
  • What percent of China’s economy is based on copying, cloning, knock offs, piracy of American intellectual property?

War Racket

  • America will be in engaged in conflict across the globe for the next twenty years. This is World War III, we just don’t know it.
  • We are in the midst of World War III and we just don’t know it.
  • You can follow the money, or you can follow the oil.
  • Military speeding has besieged the economy.

Pronpaganda

  • Twitter is full of trolls, spooks, bots, and sockpuppets, and social media experts. I just don’t know which is worst to follow.
  • Does the US State Department run social media training camps in the Middle East?
  • Retweet Journalist is to journalism what back seat drivers and air chair quarterbacks are to NASCAR and football, respectively.
  • Dear @CNN, thanks for reporting all day on important news such as the royal wedding and not depressing news such a deadly tornado back home.
  • CNN should rename the network to SNN, Shill News Network.
  • The white house has a green room and a green screen room.

Royal Wedding

  • The royal wedding was a parade of bad teeth and bad hats.
  • The royal wedding is ruining my relationship.
  • The royal family is the biggest bunch of dead beat welfare recipients.
  • The only commentary about the monarchy and royal wedding is that of Thomas Paine.
  • If Price William had to battle for the crown of England as did his inbreeding barbarian ancestors he would end up being the court jester.

Questions

  • Is any employee worth $100 million dollars?
  • How do you monetize the bubble?
  • Why does naturally flavored sparkling water have aspartame?
  • What platform will reach the singularity first?
  • What the hell is Microsoft Project Server 2010 Accounts?
  • Does anyone use the Stickybits app?
  • Is social Google’s Vietnam?
  • Who moved my cheese? Who broke my test?
  • Is the point and shoot camera a thing of the past like film?
  • Is there a four square for time travellers?
  • You think Ansel Adams read his camera’s user guide?
  • Is there a haters convention?
  • Hacker or hustler?
  • Smart phones or spy phones?
  • Is Nicolas Cage the new Mel Gibson?
  • How do you monetize fear?
  • Why don’t we declare war on warmongers?

Quotes

  • What is the ROI of your mom? – @garyvee
  • Creativity is a renewable resource. – Biz Stone
  • The chef doesn’t know the secret in the secret sauce? – Chef Ramsey
  • Clutch cars, do they still have them? – Obama

Randumb

  • I dream in stereophonic sound.
  • Mixed signals: just say no + just do it = just say do it
  • I would love to eat dinosaur flavored Japanese style noodles instead of the chicken ones I am eating now.
  • Remixing ZZZZZzzzzz and dreams.
  • Everybody is a marketter.
  • The name of my autobiography: FML, the story of my life.
  • A pot pie is not what I thought it would be, completely different than pot brownie.
  • The cost and stress of doing your taxes should be tax deductible.
  • In the future everything will taste like aspartame, and not like chicken.
  • Making and microwaving are not the same thing, don’t say on when you mean the other.
  • In business you can patent a business process, porn industry is a large business, why not patent sex moves as a business process.
  • Some guys are better bachelors than they are boyfriends.
  • I love trolls, they are good for the lulz.
  • I have a barcode there for I exist.

Retweet Revolution

  • 1. Start a armed rebellion. 2. Open a central bank. 3. ????? 4. Profit 5. New national anthem.
  • Rock the revolution.
  • Not every rebel force is lead by a Luke Skywalker.
  • Big winner in Libyan Revolution of 2012 is Qatar.
  • Obama promised there wouldn’t be any boots in the ground in Libya, I guess CIA operatives don’t use boots.

Retweet March 2011

Here I am reblogging some retweets for the past month that broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events that occurred in December 2010. If you like to follow along, befriend xwoop and lolprez and I’ll be sure to follow back.

Obamatron

  • President Barrack Obama to crown himself Sultan Hussein Obama.
  • Would Sultan Hussein Obama intervene in Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, Ivory Coast, Britain?
  • Show me the money, the real unemployment figures, the federal reserves back office deals, and your birth certificate.
  • President Obama sought approval for war and aggression towered Libya in the UN instead of from congress.
  • Obama doesn’t need congress to declare war if he gets his marching orders from a UN resolution.
  • President Obama is a token president.
  • Do as you are told – President Obama

Got Gov?

  • ‘We the people’ has been rewritten to ‘we the lobbyists.’
  • The default policy for government should be freedom not feardom.
  • The president is not above the law of the land.
  • United Slaves of America.
  • If the press cows to government censorship requests, is there really freedom of press?
  • 50% of all Al Queda members are CIA.
  • There is a secret government black op agency known as CIAQ, Central Intelligence Al-Queda.
  • If the government shuts down, I will proclaim myself emperor of these United States, except for Idaho.
  • IRS agents don’t carry calculators, they carry guns.
  • Half of congress are trolls the other half are tools.
  • If Hollywood ran the government, Charlie Sheen would be president, Mel Gibson Vice President, and Lady Gaga would the the Secretary of State, and American Idol judges would run the Supreme Court.
  • Donald Trump should make The Apprentice: Congress Edition
  • This is not a Twitter revolution or Facebook uprising. Was the American Revolution known as a pamphlet uprising?
  • Snooki for Secretary of State.
  • If Apple’s legal team wrote the constitution Jobs would tax you 30% for exercising your rights 2 life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  • AT&T gives the NSA better service than its customers.
  • AT&T to merge with the NSA, to be called NSAT&T.

Politricks

  • Mossad and Hamas should kiss and make up.
  • If you wand great Paris souvenirs then go to China.
  • Half of the British royal family’s income comes from the revenue and television rights of royal weddings.

War Racket

  • Worst than going to war is going to war with no clear objectives, targets, and command.
  • A tomahawk cruise missile fired hundreds of miles away is an act of war just as much as deploying soldiers.
  • Nothing beats the smell of tomahawk cruise missiles in the air in the morning.
  • Let’s us remember that the colonialism that the new world endured for 500 years was a coalition of the willing.
  • The default setting in US drone’s target system is to seek and destroy any tribal meeting or wedding party.
  • The best defense is a good surface to air defense.
  • We are in an information war and the front line is social media, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, YouTube…
  • Let freedom ring with the ricochet of a bullet.

Social Propaganda

  • Who needs the gestapo when you have Facebook and sockpuppets as friends.
  • There is no better marketing event than a natural disaster or national tragedy.
  • If you condense a cable news network’s broadcast for a 24 hour period for original content you would only get 10 minutes.
  • What need is there for @CNN and other cable news outlet if they show the same few clips from YouTube for 36 hours straight.
  • NY Times or CIA Times?
  • No wonder America has an obesity problem, depending on the time and channel up at 1/4 of commercials are about food, delicious yummy food…

Questions

  • If you were a piece of wood what type of wood would you be?
  • How many presidents can you pick up from a police lineup?
  • Does the FBI have a backdoor in Foursquare and other location base applications?
  • Does Black Water have an air force?
  • Why isn’t Mother Nature on anybodies terror watchlist?
  • How do you protest a ban on protests?
  • What wealthy CEO or Hollywood actor will run for CA governor next?
  • What is more important to you, your reputation or character?
  • If you were a color in the rainbow what shade would you be?
  • How many items do you have in your wishlist?
  • If it’s a party in your mouth, where does the after party move to?
  • How happy is a clam?

Randumb

  • The intelligentsia is stupid.
  • Ideas don’t have an ideology.
  • If you are still in bed, you are only #winning if there are two other people there with you!
  • New survey says that most Americans don’t trust surveys.
  • crouching #tigerblood and hidden #dragonfire.
  • There is no such thing as white collar on white collar crime.
  • The audacity of dope
  • Just because I have a big heart doesn’t mean I have a small brain.
  • There is gold diggers and then there is nickel diggers.
  • I want a unicorn pi~nata!
  • If Michelangelo was alive today, his masterpiece David would be posed as if infront of a mirror taking a picture of himself with an iPhone.
  • I’m a time machine that only goes forward in time at the constant speed of one minute per minute.
  • It’s siesta time somewhere in the world.
  • Me so hungry.
  • This came to me in a dream: DTF FTW
  • I wish I could read in the dark.
  • The end is eh.
  • I think I wanna start a punk rock band, the Naked Body Scanners.

In The Future

  • In the future, the past will become unpredictable.
  • Living in the future is so retro.
  • In the near future smart phones will be free. Phone makers will make their money on app and media sales.
  • In the future, political polls will override, over rule, and out weight the constitution.
  • In the future, autotune will win every category in the Grammy’s.
  • In the future everyone will be a social media expert.

Overheard

  • OH: She took a shower so that she could take a bath.
  • OH: It’s like kissing a cookie.
  • OH: unicorns ain’t gangsta!
  • OH: Your Indian name is Chief Cuts The Cheese.
  • OH: I like my women like I like my burrito, wet and spicy.
  • OH: I ordered a Hawaiian pizza with extra Hawaiian.

Mcdon’t

  • McDonald’s should just come out and make the McCardboard.
  • For St. Patrick’s, McDs has a Shamrock Shake. For Cinco de Mayo they should have a Tequila Shake.
  • Does anyone actually like the Shamrock Shake at McDs?
  • @mcdonalds if I am forced to ask for ketchup and asked to explicitly say how many I need what other cost cutting measures are you doing?
  • Hey @mcdonalds, since when is it policy to not give customers what they want? Why was I denied a caramel and strawberry sundea?

Cookie Cartel

  • The Girl Scouts cookies are sold by unpaid child labor and I am not entirely sure it is dolphin safe.
  • There is nothing “sugar and spice” about the Girl Scouts cookie distribution empire.
  • Girl Scouts have this cookie business locked, it’s like a cookie cartel!

The Disinformation War in the Media

I’ve lost all faith in the media. On one side they don’t actually do much journalism anymore, they are cowed into not reporting information that has not been deemed ‘declassified’ so they are left reporting press releases and Facebook status updates and they are always ready to take credit when they ‘investigate’ a lead on Twitter. Andy Carvin, the senior strategist at NPR, recently ‘debunked sloppy reporting’ about possible Israeli-made weapons in the civil war in Libya. Oh, by the way, it’s a full scale civil war. It’s not a protest, uprising, opposition, rebellion, it’s a full scale civil war that is functioning as a proxy war between regional super powers but you won’t hear about that in the news either.

An image surfaced in Facebook of a mortar shell used by Ghaddafi forces on the rebels with a insignia that to me immediately looked as a ‘star of david dangling from a parachute.’ I don’t read Arabic, but it seems that those that posted the image are claiming this to be irrefutable proof that the Libyan government are using Israeli munitions on its people. Andy Carvin took it amongst himself to prove this wrong using his journalism degree by just reposting the link on his Twitter account. LOL. This is is journalism in the age of social media, putting up your twitter account and reposting links. You can read the timeline of how Andy Carvin unearthed the fact that the shell is “most likely British made” and the graphic is probably an iconography describing the purpose of the shell. The icon of what seems like the star of David depicts indicates that it’s a flare.

Mortar Shell in Libya

Mortar Shell in Libya

If you look closely at the image in question, you can deduce the function of the shell from the label and icons on the shell. It reads “81 mm M ILLUM PARA L 20A L2Y.” The shell even includes the lot number. Anyone with common sense can know that this image doesn’t necessary mean that Israeli is backing or has backed the Libyan government.

Even thought this seems like common sense, it’s apparently not common sense for journalists like Andy Carvin who is taking credit of his ‘findings’ and social media mad hatter skills of Twitter, Google, and Facebook to ‘debunked sloppy reporting’. What is sad, is that he doesn’t dig deeper than these shallow findings. For one, from the ‘intelligence chatter’ that I am picking up, a great many of the rebel fighters think they are rebelling against their government because they have been told that it’s backed by Israel. The propaganda of this image in pro-Arab Facebook groups and Andy Carvin’s investigated journalism seems to confirm this. Someone is telling the rebel fighters that Israel is involved. The question is who is feeding this anti-Israel and anti-Ghaddafi propaganda to the rebels? Andy Carvin should also following up on why we are actively involved in Libya’s civil war but do very little to prevent the massacres taking place in the Ivory Coast.

Keep Calm

Most people are familiar with Keep Calm and Carry On WWII era poster produced by the British government to boost the morale of it’s citizens. In a recent trip to England I unearth a secret archive in the British Museum of alternative slogans that the British Ministry of Information was considering for that propaganda poster.

  • Keep calm and keep it real.
  • Keep calm and hang loose.
  • Keep calm and show me the money.
  • Keep calm and just do it.
  • Keep calm and shake what ya momma gave ya.
  • Keep calm and soylent green are people.
  • Keep calm and put your hands in the air.
  • Keep calm and raise the roof.
  • Keep calm and pay the toll.
  • Keep calm and spend, shop, and smile.
  • Keep calm and don’t worry, be happy.
  • Keep calm and refrigerators.
  • Keep calm and bite my shiny metal ass!
  • Keep calm and hit someone in the mouth.
  • Keep calm and is that your final answer.
  • Keep calm and change your profile icon.
  • Keep calm and ROTFL.
Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On

Holidays From the Future

You may be familiar with US federal holidays such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, etc. In the near future the federal government will add new days to the calendar to commemorate future memorable events.

  • Happy Valuable Human Resource Appreciation Day – Every company has a Human Resource department and a new holiday will commemorate people for what they are, a corporate human resource. Valuable Human Resource Appreciation Day is celebrated by updating the information in your embedded RFID chip.
  • Interdependence Day – Interdependence Day is the first international holiday and the first step in the process to normalize holidays across the world. Interdependence Day is meant to replace regional and national independence holidays wit a day to celebrate the interconnections and relationships between different peoples. This holiday is observed by calling Customer Support in India and sending Chinese made cards to Chinese factory workers.
  • Carbon Free Day – Carbon Free Days are modeled after the Spare the Air program with the exception that they are mandatory. On this day, which is not fixed to a specific calendar day but designated by the regional air quality district authorities, Class C civilians can not use carbon polluting equipment and engines such as non-electric vehicles, lawn mowers, and wood burning fire places.

Micro-lending and Fund Raising

Microcredit is not a new idea, Muhammad Yunus has innovated on the principles of giving people a small loan for them to start their own small business since the mid 1970’s. But with the advent and success of movements such as Open Source, Creative Commons, and Social Networks people have formed a perfect storm conditions in the microfinance industry. Here is a short list of key microfinace websites that have a unique spin on helping individuals and organizations to raise the funds they need to achieve their goals.

  • Profounder – Raise capital for a business or startup while building a community.
  • Kickstarter – Used by creative types to raise money to fund art projects and new businesses.
  • Crowdrise – Celebrity backed charity fund raising platform.
  • Kiva – One of the first socially motivated micro-lending sites.

Favorite Tweets November 2010

There are some funny people on Twitter. Whenever I find a funny, witty, or thought provoking I usually retweet it and favorite it. Here is a small collection of recent tweets that stoop out to me.

LOL

  • @DamnItsTrue: Menstruation, menopause, mental breakdowns -> most womens probIems begin with men. #DamnItsTrue
  • @carlmaxim: Sarah Palin says Julian Assange should be hunted down like Osama bin Laden. So he should be safe for at least a decade. #WikiLeaks
  • @rachelsklar: Chasing straight vodka with pickles. You know it.
  • @ericgonzalez: OH: “I can’t get AT&T reception at AT&T park” #lolz
  • @swedal: Do people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water know that spelling it backwards is Naive?
  • @lolprez: #rally4sanity is a rally without a cause.
  • @LyrIcSmasHER: In math but I feel like I’m in spanish
  • @Krissy90220: Makeup is one hell of a drug
  • @michaelnichols: Words of encouragement from my coworker: “Be Positive! Shit Rainbows!”
  • @summertomato: OH: “I didn’t really cook all this, but I did cut the cheese.”
  • @tnylgn: Eating Halloween candy and ignoring the doorbell. A little game I like to call fuck you I paid for it.
  • @wafflesgirls: i only illegally download music for my stolen ipod

TRU

  • @TheFragileKate: Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful :)
  • @Pres_Bartlet: Meg Whitman’s personal spending on her campaign: $163 million. National Endowment for the Arts 2010 budget: $161.4 million.
  • @ShesMorgan: We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
  • @God_Damn_Batman: So Harry Potter’s parents were murdered before his eyes, now he wears a black cloak and fights evil? EXPECT A CALL FROM MY LAWYERS ROWLING!!
  • @maxklein: The easiest way to rob a bank is to have one
  • @LyrIcSmasHER: Hope is a distant memory
  • @SarahBlakeInc: Will I take Amazon Gift Cards as payment? Sure, when the light company does
  • @EssyDoesIt: Rule #1 … im #1 .

TSA

  • @sacca: Just saw a TSA agent check whether a laser pointer was working by shooting it directly into her eye. Should I admire her dedication?
  • @mistersterling: I’m considering shoving McDonald’s Happy Meal toys in my pants when I get to the airport. Hilarious consequences for sure.
  • @TSAagent: This #SecurityTheatre is starting to feel less like a theatre and more like a strip club. #TSA #TSAagent #BadTouch

TECH

  • @the_tech_bubble: Hey Groupon, $6 billion isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Actually, $6 billion is pretty cool.
  • @davepell: Groupon seems to be the one company in their universe NOT willing to take a discount.
  • @avalanche123: “Java is a DSL for taking large XML files and converting them to stack traces”
  • @KieranO: What did all the Social Media Experts do for a living before social media?
  • @yurechko: “@arrington is the Glenn Beck of technology”
  • @tonystubblebine: A good tech conference always makes me want to leave early and write code. Having trouble sitting still at #w2s
  • @mktgdouchebag: I wonder how the person who first said “That’s for me to know and you to find out” is adjusting to Facebook.