Death Wish

Unlike President Obama, I don’t have a kill list. In fact, unlike most Americans I don’t believe in capital punishment but there is a long list of agent provocateurs, cultural instigators, paid propagandists, bourgeoisie douchbags, and social media marketers that I would not shed a tear if they happen to die of natural causes or freak accidents or sharknado attack.

  • Thomas Friedman, Flathead
  • Mindy Kaling, Project Reject
  • Seth Rogan, Canadian
  • Ai Weiwei, Fake Artist
  • Mr Brainwash, Mr Frenchie
  • Banksy, British Bankster
  • Shepard Fairey, Obey Propagandist
  • Ryan Secrest, Idol Worshipper
  • Perez Hilton, Gossip Blogger
  • Joe Rogan, Fear Factor Facist
  • Chris Hardwick, Fake Nerdist
  • Any of the House wives of E
  • Andy Cohen, Bravo Bravado
  • Brian Wong, Kiip Hipster
  • Jimmy Fallon, Late Night Taxi
  • Ellen DeGenerous, White Oprah
  • Deepak Chopra, Hindu Hogwash
  • Jeff Koons, Pop Propagandist
  • Marc Andreessen, Cloud Capitalists
  • Yoko Ono, Black Widow
  • Leo Laporte, Tech Perv
  • Marc Maron, Moron
  • Nancy Grace, Disgrace
  • Dr Oz, Dr Kickbacks
  • Dr Drew, Dr Pharma
  • Vine Celebrities
  • Instagram Celebritites

Not A Kill List, But I Won’t Minding If These People Died

Unlike President Obama, I don’t have a kill list.  In fact, I don’t even believe in capital punishment.  That said I do think that there are some people that offer very little value to the embitterment of the human race. World wide, there are an estimated 7 billion people and sometimes it feels that at least least 2 billion of them are douchebags. Here is a short list of idiots, bots, clones, drones, bullies, trolls, elitist, bourgeoisie, and douchebags that I would not mind if they just drop dead from some natural cause… Or freak accident.

  • Brad Pitt
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Justin Bieber
  • Tyler, the Creator
  • Janelle Monae
  • Cenk Uygur, the old creeper at The Young Turks
  • Bill Nye, the Science Guy
  • Neil DeGrasse
  • Quvenzhane Wallis
  • George Clooney
  • The Kardashians including Kayne West
  • Jaden and Willow Smith
  • Marco Rubio
  • Rachel Maddow
  • Adria Richards
  • Anil Dash
  • Ugly and Bitter People
  • All Hipsters
  • Media Whores
  • Social Media Consultants
  • Faux Geeks and Wannabe Nerds
  • People with hidden agendas
  • The Governor on The Walking Dead
  • Anyone that gets high off their own supply
  • Technology evangelists and developer relations program managers that don’t know how to program
  • Self proclaim entrepreneurs that sell $1,000 membership courses on entrepreneurship online using a WordPress blog
  • Life style startup founders that use Ruby on Rails to develop time tracking apps.
  • Celebrities that name their kids dumb shit like Blue Ivy Vodka, Suri Curry, Prince Pineapple, Egypt Kenya Morocco Zimbabwe, Brooklyn Krypton, Alpha Alef, Bomber Hellfire, Freedom Fries, Liberty Licorice, etc.
  • Meta-bullies, bullies that bully bullies

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.

Is The Federal Government Too Big To Fail?

The first few presidents of the United States left the left the presidency in debt. It used to be that the responsibility of paying for the house hold help in the White House used to be the responsibility of the sitting president. It used to be that every party hosted by the a sitting president was paid by the personal finances of the president. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison left the presidency poorer than when they where elected. Over the course of American history that has changed, today a president is expected to be much more wealthier than when he came into the presidency. For example, the Clinton Foundation manages over $200 million dollars.

Aside from the personal finances of the an former president. While in office, a sitting office makes use or a large amount of money for his house hold expenses at the White House. Aside from his security detail, the President employees a large staff that tends to his personal needs. There is an official White House chef and full kitchen staff and wait service, there is a personal doctors, there is vast amount of personal assistants. It is a state secret how much money is spent for the personal expense of the President but some have estimated that the White House spends as much as $1 billion dollars for the upkeep of the president and his family.

I can’t say if the federal government is too big to fail, but a current job post at the White House was recently filled that made me question the size and use of federal monies. President Obama just appointed a White House Social Secretary, a job that comes with a six figure salary and full federal health care and benefits, and maybe even a book deal at the end of it.

Social Media Etiquette

As of yet, there is no association, board, or certification process to be accredited as a Social Media Expert. I guess if you have 100 followers and you have tweeted 10,000 tweets you are an expert. As an accredited expert, I have five rules of Social Media etiquette.

  • Share Your Passion – Passion is infectious, share your passion, spread it to others, and it might just go viral. Your followers don’t want to follow an ad robot, but someone that is passionate at what they do.
  • Add Value – It is not the quantity of tweets, but the quality that will attract followers. In a similar note, it is not the size of your followers, but how you work your network that ads most value.
  • Pace Yourself – No one wants to follow someone that clogs their activity stream with tweet diarrhea.
  • Promote those that promote you – Don’t retweet only tweets that mention you, but use retweeting to promote, connect, and extend your followers reach.
  • Invest in your followers – Pay dividends to your followers by given them exclusive access to you, your content, or your product.

Social Media Top Links February 2010: Google Buzz Privacy Debacle

Here are the top links, articles, and news regarding social networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google Buzz. The big news this month was the announcement and initial release of Google Buzz. Google Buzz generated a lot of buzz with users, mostly because of it’s thoughtless disregard for user’s privacy.

Twitter

Facebook

Google Buzz