The London 2012 Olympics of Shenanigans, Scandals, and Shame

The London 2012 Olympics Games have had more than its share of shenanigans and scandals. The London 2012 Olympic Games started off with a horrible Opening Ceremony which featured giant smoke pipes and dancing bankers in top hats and it hasn’t had many great moments since.

Olympic Pyramid of Providence

Olympic Pyramid of Profits and Providence

Voula Papachristou
Even before the Olympic Games got started, the Olympic Committee’s secret police was in full force monitoring social media of all the competing Olympians. The first Olympian to be removed from the Olympic Games was the Greek triple number Voula Papachristou for repeating a bad and tasteless joke on her twitter account. It has been reported that she also retweet posts from a controversial right wing Geek politician in addition to a tasteless and racist joke that has been translated as “With so many Africans in Greece … at least the West Nile mosquitos will eat homemade food!!!,” More telling that her joke, which I find immature for a 23 year old, is the Geek Olympic Committee’s decision to remove her from competing in the Olympics.

Twitter User Arrested
Greek Olympians where not the only ones on Twitter making tasteless jokes, a a 17 year old from Dorset, England has been arrested for tweeting offensive remarks. The tweet in question was the following, “i’m going to find you and i’m going to drown you in the pool you cocky twat your a nobody people like you make me sick.” By all measures this is an idle and harmless threat. Trash talking has been an integral part of competitions since the first olympic games but now it’s illegal.

NBC Suspends Journalists Twitter Account
Twitter was the center of another olympic size scandal when it suspended the account of Guy Adams, and independent journalist, after he had tweeted a complaint about NBC broadcast of the games. Tweet in question reads as follows, “The man responsible for NBC pretending the Olympics haven’t started yet is Gary Zenkel. Tell him what u think! Email: Gary.zenkel@nbcuni.com” As of right now, Guy Adams has under 20k followers, which means only about three emails might have been sent because of the tweet but that was enough for NBC to complain and have the account suspended. NBC retracted the complaint and the Twitter account was restored.

Olympian Booted For Spending Time with Family
St. Kitts and Nevis sprinter Kim Collins was expelled from the London 2012 Olympic Games, not for tweeting offensive remarks, but for spending time with his wife. It seems that the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee forced him out for not staying at the Olympic Village and instead staying with his wife. It is reported that Kim Collins posted the following message on his Facebook page, “Hours before my 5th 100m olympic race, i now find out i cant run,all because i was in a hotel with my wife/coach. S.K.N.O.C REALLY? Are you freakig kiddin me!!!!!!!!”

Australian Boxer Faces Sanctions
It has been widely reported that even spectators can’t wear their own clothes if they don’t have the official corporate logos of the Olympic sponsors. Well, Olympians seem to have more stringent dress code. Australian boxer Damien Hooper is in hot water with the Australian Olympic Committee for wearing a t-shirt with the Australian aboriginal flag on it prior a fight. It appears that the Australian Olympic Committee is not aware that the aboriginal flag has been appointed as an official flag of Australia.

Badminton Match Fixing
I haven’t seen any news on NBC regarding the the badminton match fixing but other news agencies are reporting that eight Olympians have been disqualified for match fixing. Chinese and South Korean teams were purposefully loosing to take advantage of loopholes in the teams are grouped and ranked.

Saddest Story of the Olympics
The gold medal for the saddest story of the London 2012 Olympic Games goes to Shin Lam of South Korea. All the South Korean fencer needed to do to move on to a gold medal match was not to be touched for one second. Unfortunately for Shin, the clock never started after the referred signaled the match to restart. Because of this error with the timekeeper, she lost the match. She remained in the playing surface to content the decision, but eventually was removed by security.

Retweet June 2012

In this post I’ll be reblogging some retweets from the past month broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events such as the upcoming general election, the Supreme Court’s decision on ObamaCare, and the ongoing investigation into the fiasco that is known as Operation Fast and Furious. Follow the conversation at xwoop and lolprez.

Obamanation

  • Barack Obama doesn’t care about white people, but he doesn’t much care for black either. The only people he cares about is George Clooney.
  • Romney admitted of putting a dog in it’s crate on top of a the family wagon, Obama admitted of eating dog. #DogsAgainstObama
  • Just like pork is the other white meat, Obama is the just another white president.
  • Obama Rule 33: If we can leak who leaked that leak we’ll leak the consequences.
  • The Obama Decree: If you are killed by the US military, by definition you must have been a military combatant even if you are a 15 y/o kid.
  • Obama’s Campaign Promise: We will tax you, drone you, or plant spyware virus in your network.

Obamacare

  • ObamaCare is one big penalty.
  • Show me the penalties.
  • … but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and penalties. – Benjamin Franklin
  • What’s in a name? that which we call a penalty by any other name would smell as sweet.
  • If it quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it must be a penalty.
  • A tax is a tax is a penalty.
  • All taxes are penalties.

Got Gov?

  • If the federal agencies are sending guns to Mexico in an operation like Fast and Furious, what are they sending to Iraq, Syria, Libya, etc?
  • Fast and Furious = Drugs and Death
  • The cooperation from the Obama administration into Fast and Furious investigation has been anything but fast fast or furious.
  • Fast and Furious or Dumb and Dumber?
  • In America, guns walk more than people. #FastAndFurious
  • The Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United really means Money United.
  • In this case, we said we would look into it, we did look into, but we can’t look into it further here. – State Department Spokesperson
  • In capitalist america, bunker busting bombs discover oil.
  • The USA might as well change its name to NSA.
  • National security is not above liberty, freedom, privacy, and the rule and due process of law.
  • The US reserves the right to use military force in response to cyber attacks and yet it finds itself cyber attacking other nations.

Propagandon’t

  • No one does propaganda better than the American press.
  • The land of opportunity is based on inequality.
  • The Today show is losing ratings faster than Matt Lauer is losing his hair.
  • When the only objective of news networks is the bottom line, then there is no free press.

War Racket

  • In drones we trust.
  • The best chance to win a fight, is to change the rules of the fight…
  • If an opponent is preparing for a boxing fight, he will be surprised when you kick him in the face.
  • The United States is almost in a many war theaters as it was in the World War II. #WWIII
  • The United States is involved in more covert wars than it was in the Cold War.
  • Afghanistan is a mess, as is Libya, as is Iraq, as is Egypt, and Obama/CIA keeps droning Pakistan, and interfering in Syria. #WWIII

Question

  • What if Russia puts a radar missile defense in Iran?
  • Will President Obama be the first US president to be charged as a war criminal?
  • How large are your dreams? Do you measure them in feet or in miles?
  • What happens when you disrupt those disrupting? #meta #disrupt
  • What is the sound of one hand web surfing?
  • Can a can cancan?
  • If birds evolved from dinosaurs does that mean that birds can devolve back to dinosaurs?
  • Is there a vaccine for idiocy?

Randumb

  • The largest threat to mankind is mankind itself.
  • I can’t wait for the day when there will be an Autonomous Algorithm Automobile Association of American membership…
  • Trees are your friends.
  • The future has been sold to a time traveling mining corporations.
  • Nature is the world’s greatest mathematician, inventor, engineer, and biz dev guy ever.

Retweet May 2012

In this post I’ll be reblogging some retweets from the past month broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events such as the upcoming general election, Obama economics, and Romney’s Amercia. Follow the conversation at xwoop and lolprez.

Obamanation

  • I wonder if President Obama will drone someone for me if I give a campaign donation. It would be a better prize than dinner with Clooney.
  • Some call it Flip Flop, Obama calls it Evolution.
  • Obama’s New Campaign Promise: Capital punishment by lethal droning.
  • Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii or Kenya, he was born in Ferenginar.
  • When a Nobel Peace Price winner drones children, clearly there is something wrong with our concept of peace.
  • Is President Obama in the White House closet?
  • President Obama comes out of the closet… about how he feels about gays. #vote #gay
  • Prior to being President, Obama created zero jobs and zero economic value. And it’s debatable what he’s done since becoming president.
  • The American dream used to be making it as a self made man, today the American dream according to Obama is just getting by.
  • Since Obama took office, the number of Americans that have renounced their US citizenship has increased by more than 7 times.
  • Instead of raffling a $40k/plate dinner at George Clooney’s house President Obama should have raffled a job paying at least that much a year.
  • The second easiest thing Obama has done is order the death of Osama. The easiest thing he has done is take all the credit.
  • In this election, Obama will get more Facebook likes than votes.
  • @BarackObama doesn’t realize we are still in a recession. When Obama took office he blamed Bush, now he blames Romney. #obamanomics
  • Obama never ran a business, had to manage a balance sheet, or created a new job. Obama’s economics is based on debt. #obamanomics
  • @BarackObama do you have a bumper sticker for a heterosexual weed smoking 2nd amendment toting gold standard big pimping America fuck-yeah individual?
  • I’m starting to believe that the Obama campaign has no concept of how jobs work. These guys seem like they’ve never worked a day.
  • Obama is charging $40k a plate to have dinner with him and George Clooney, do you think he cares what you are having for dinner? #elite

Got Gov?

  • Operation Fast and Furious is the Leave No Drug Cartel Behind program.
  • The reason why the government wants to try you with a jury of your peers is that they government thinks that you and your peers are stupid.
  • The whole of the US government is a giant web of conspiracies.
  • One Nation Under Drones
  • NYPD’s stop-and-frisk based on “reasonable suspicion” go against the 4th amendments’ unreasonable searches and seizures.
  • I am not afraid of some thief holding me up, but of the police patting me down.
  • You used to be innocent until proven guilty, now you are guilty if reasonable suspicious.
  • If the government was a publicly traded company, it would be shutdown.
  • The US is foiling its own terror plots.

Politricks

  • Mitt Romney’s dad was born in Mexico… Which means that Mitt can and may have a Mexican passport and is of Mexican decent.
  • Under a @MittRomney presidency his own dad, who was born in Mexico, would not had been able to emigrate here.
  • In fact, I think that @MittRomney is an anchor baby. We should double check his birth certificate.
  • Next to the oldest profession is politician.
  • The reason why presidential candidates reach out to the youth vote is that the youth have few memories of past campaign promises.
  • Follow the kickbacks.
  • What state is Senator Lieberman from? Connecticut or Israel?
  • Cash is king and it gets presidents elected.

Econemy

  • Banks are playing bailout musical chairs.
  • People may not understand the meaning of mortgage… It is French for “death contract.”
  • If there is such a thing as peak oil then there is going to be peak civilization.
  • One nation under austerity.
  • To big too fail never stopped anybody from failing… The bigger they are the harder they fall.
  • When financial groups run and manage health insurance companies and hospitals we are all screwed.
  • There are more lawyers and financial analysts making health coverage decisions than doctors and nurses.
  • Wall Street bankers are not too big to fail, they make errors and fail all the time. The American people are too docile to do anything about it.
  • All of the world’s oil belongs to us, and as such we are willing pay for it but it nevertheless belongs to us.
  • Greed is a weapon of mass destruction.
  • Private prison system is the beginning of modern and legalized slave trade.
  • Capitalism did not win out communism, greed did.
  • The Real Buffett Rule: I trust Warren Buffett to know his best to spend his money more than I trust Obama to spend mine.
  • Where’s the beef, where’s the jobs. It’s the economy, stupid. Read my lips, no more naked body scanners.
  • I have some neighbors that have like six cars… The DMV should charge a incremental percent for each additional car in a household.

Propagandon’t

  • Does CNN stand for Celebrity No News?!
  • The free press has been co-opted.
  • The whole idea of a free speech zone violates, rapes, and leaves for dead the unalienable and universal human right of free speech.
  • We are all brainwashed, it’s called the education system.
  • Remember how the media keep reporting that everyone was going to die because of the swine flu. That was classic.
  • 99% = We The People
  • We will not be serving continental breakfast or providing free wi-fi at the revolution.
  • If we’re at peak oil does that mean we’ve also reached peak civilization?
  • Big money always trumps good science.

War Racket

  • US Syria Plan: Observer -> Peace Keeper -> Consultant -> No Fly Zone -> Marines -> Soldiers -> Mercenaries -> Oil Company Men -> Oil Workers
  • There will be more police than athletes at the London 2012 Olympics.
  • One Nation Under War: we have a war on terror, war on the rich, war on drugs, war on pacifists, war on women, …
  • Oil is not infinite, and the only way to get American interventionists out of a country is for that country to not have any oil left.
  • Oil is great!
  • All your oil belongs to us.
  • Was Dear John written by the War Department?
  • There are no such things as a random bullet.
  • If NASA would have found oil instead of water in Mars we would already had colonized it.

Randumb

  • Gay marriage is like a Boca Burger.
  • Hipsters are the swinger vote.
  • The Zoloft Defense: Assault someone under the influence of Zoloft and you may get out of jail free.
  • The Secret: Positive thinking and a AK-47 can change the world.
  • A lot of human morality is based on jealousy.
  • The Bachelorette should be renamed to The Douchebags.
  • Apparently there is no such thing as a dumb question or a dumb tweet.
  • Inside every dream wedding is a nightmare divorce.
  • What is the short abbreviated name for the Comedy Awards? The Commies?
  • There is no ideology only ego.
  • There is nothing royal about the royal family.

In Da Future

  • In the future, there will be little difference between a known journalist and known terrorist.
  • In the future, you’ll pay taxes at the local, state, federal, and united nations level.
  • In the future, there will be a vaccine to cure you of your humanity.
  • In the future, the White House counsel will declare the Supreme Court unconstitutional.

Amercia

  • The national food in #Amercia must be the #potatoe.
  • Romney thinks we live in #Amercia and Obama thinks Westminster Abbey is in a time bubble in 2008.
  • I think Romney will win the presidency in #Amercia.
  • Romney doesn’t only misspell #Amercia but also his own name to #Rmoney.
  • Romney app didn’t misspell America… He was sending code indicating who really runs AmerCIA.

Retweet April 2012

In this post I’ll be reblogging some retweets from the past month broken down by subject matter. Some of these tweets also cover events such as the upcoming general election as well as the continuing military droning in the Middle East. Follow the conversation at xwoop and lolprez.

Obamanation

  • Obama is a better campaigner than he is as a president.
  • O.B.A.M.A: One Big Awful Mistake America
  • Obama paid 20.5% of his income in income taxes. Why doesn’t he pay his fair share?
  • Under the Obama administration the GSA is partying it up in Vegas, Secret Service paying (or not paying) or hooker in Colombia, what else?

Got Gov?

  • The most corrupt organization in the world must be the police.
  • American foreign policy is established, enforced, and powered by cash, hookers, and coke.
  • All laws are Trojan horses that erode and reduce and limit our freedoms, liberties, and unalienable rights.
  • Citizenship is only for those that agree with the executive branch, all else are deemed enemy combatants.
  • The Presidential Rule: the longer a president is in office, the corruptible he becomes.

War Racket

  • The general public loves to forget the atrocities of war, but military leaders love to learn from them.
  • The holocaust was not the first holocaust, and it wasn’t the last holocaust in history.
  • All wars are civil wars, because we are all the same people just made to fear each other.
  • Civil War is an oxymoron and belligerents are just morons.

Randumb

  • I think we are well beyond peak sushi!
  • My heartbeat is my workout.
  • Ideas are free but originality will cost you!
  • The one truth is that there is no one true universal truth.
  • Here is a new drink I made up: teen angst = 2/3 hand sanitizer, 1/3 orange juice, rim the glass with bath salts

Question

  • Style or swag?
  • What do you do when you are bullied by your teacher?
  • How cool is the average person?
  • Who wouldn’t love paid administrative leave?
  • How do climate change shills explain Anchorage, AK setting a new snowfall record? #global #warming #warmmonger

Overhead

  • OH: If you talking to yourself keep it to yourself.
  • OH: So my idea was brilliant, but only for a minute.
  • OH: I’m so sick of people that complain all day.
  • OH: What language do people speak here nowadays?
  • OH: Don’t worry about people that don’t matter.
  • OH: You, me, and your period have gone through a lot.

Expressions

  • Busy != Productive
  • Execution > Idea
  • Logic and Reason != Law and Order
  • Democratic Party = Bureaucratic Party
  • State Rights > Federal Rights
  • Climate != Weather
  • Be interested > Be Interesting
  • Troubleshooter > Troublemaker
  • Personality != Persona

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.

Questions Obama Didn’t Answer

Today President Obama held a townhall where questions where submitted via Twitter with the #AskObama hashtag. Obama even submitted his own question to his Twitter question and answer townhall hosted by Jack Dorsey of Twitter. Here are some questions that President Obama would never answer.

  • @FrankQuattrone: #AskObama Do you believe prosecutors who intentionally break the law to convict innocent people should enjoy absolute immunity from lawsuit?
  • @dmscott: #AskObama Tech & knowledge industries are thriving, yet jobs discussion always centers on manufacturing. Why not be realistic about jobs?
  • @TheNewDeal: Would you consider legalizing marijuana to increase revenue and save tax dollars by freeing up crowded prisons, court rooms? #AskObama #p2
  • @Nedd8: #askobama Should you be impeached for violating War Powers Resolution by bombing Libya without congressional mandate within 60 days?
  • @ioerror: Free speech is important for a healthy American economy. Will you agree to stand against all censorship of the internet? #AskObama
  • @ResistTyranny: How many terrorists have been apprehended by #TSA? #AskObama #SecurityTheater
  • @GaltsGirl: Since your law degree is useless, did you ever consider going back for something useful to your profession… like economics? #askObama
  • @kpoulsen: #AskObama How do we know this is really you? Please produce your long-form X.509 Certificate
  • @lolprez: #AskObama Did Anthony Wiener ever DM you?
  • @iowahawkblog: #askobama I let my Mexican drug lord license expire. Am I still eligible for the free machine gun program?
  • @Heritage: You said your stimulus plan would keep unemployment below 8%. Do you agree that was a trillion dollars wasted? #AskObama
  • @whitneypitcher: Did your teleprompter take a cue card holder’s job, just like an ATM taking a teller’s job? #askobama
  • @lheal: Two years into your administration, Gitmo remains open. Are you going to close it soon, and end this blight on our national soul? #askobama
  • @marychastain: #AskObama Are you aware you’re half-white & your white relatives raised you?
  • @jimgeraghty: So, was the ATF “Fast and Furious” program just your way of increasing U.S. exports? #AskObama
  • @bethanyshondark: If Bush was behind everything wrong with America, why is your foreign policy indistinguishable from his? #AskObama
  • @kerpen: Is shutting down a Boeing plant that already employs 1000+ part of your “jobs agenda”? #AskObama
  • @LarrySabato: #askObama If Bush had launched Libyan adventure, wouldn’t Sen.Obama have demanded War Powers Act be obeyed?
  • @FreedomWorks: In January 2009, 7.3% of Americans were unemployed. 9.1% are unemployed today. Where are your stimulus jobs? #askobama
  • @JamilSmith: The “War on Drugs” is 40 years running. What are you and the DOJ doing to address racial discrepancies in prison sentencing? #AskObama
  • @oxfamamerica: What investments would you support in food security and climate resilience to create millions of jobs and fight #hunger? #AskObama
  • @World_Wildlife: What can you do to PERMANENTLY protect “America’s fish basket”, Bristol Bay, from unsafe oil and gas exploration? #AskObama
  • @irolands: Mr. President, you want fries with that? #AskObama
  • @DVCfanatic: #askobama Mr. President, are you destroying the economy on purpose or are you really that ignorant when it comes to how the economy works?
  • @JakeShriar: #AskObama What do you plan to do about the fact that foreclosures are still rising?
  • @bmilleville: Why cant I find a job #askobama
  • @brotherm4n: #AskObama What about Building 7????
  • @JonahNRO: Is it true you’re so vain you think this tweet is about you? #askobama
  • @abuhatem: #AskObama why are we funding the military of South Korea, Japan, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Taiwan? Why can’t they defend themselves?
  • @PBJaxx: Poker is not a crime. Do you support licensing and regulating online #poker? #askobama

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.

Retweet February 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 3000

  • The salary of a president is $374K, but President Obama made over $5 million last year in 2009.
  • IBM Watson has more personality than President Obama. IBM Watson for president 2012!
  • @barackobama have we invented time travel? Because I thought you were to close Gitmo one year into your term. Maybe your clock runs slow.
  • Lil Wayne would have made a better first black president than Obama.
  • The audacity of dope
  • We got to out build, out innovate, out educate as well as out hustle the rest of the world. – President Obama
  • To win the future you’ve got to bet on debt. – President Obama
  • To win the future you’ve got to bet on black. – President Obama
  • Win The Future By Borrowing From It – President Obama
  • I completely oppose the dictatorship of Mubarak Obama.
  • Within the span of two years we went from “Yes We Can” to “Oh No He Didn’t”

Got Gov?

  • The new world order is of the corporations, by the elites, and for slaves.
  • How do you protest a ban on protests?
  • Warrants? We no need no stinking warrants to read yo email and Facebook account! – FBI
  • An Intelligence Officer in the federal government might make less than $60/year. How intelligent can the guy be to take this job?
  • You know the government is too big when there is a official job tittle for a White House Social Secretary that earns in the 6 figures.
  • All your income are belong to the IRS.
  • You are either a slave of the state or an enemy of the state.
  • The CIA is in the malware and virus writing business, basically they are spook script kiddies.
  • The government has a back door to your high speed router.
  • The feds have seized domain names from individuals, will they next seize Twitter and Facebook accounts?
  • The US finances two sort of organizations dictators and banks.

Politricks

  • There are laws against panhandling, there should be a law against pandering.
  • What former tech CEO will run for governor of California next?
  • If Hollywood ran the government, Charlie Sheen would be president, Mel Gibson Vice President, and Lady Gaga would the the Secretary of State
  • What wealthy CEO or Hollywood actor will run for CA governor next?
  • The land of the free and the home of the brave and the naked body scanners.
  • FBI: Facebook Bureau of Investigations
  • How is it that a government agency will release a computer virus but some kid that guesses a politicians email password gets jail time?
  • The law is not above the law.

Revolutions

  • The way Gaddafi has used war planes and high caliber weapons on civilians you would think he was a general with the IDF.
  • Political protests are sweeping through the Middle East and Wisconsin.
  • Wondering who will be the next dictator of Egypt.
  • The people have spoken and regimes have crumble.
  • First Tunisia, now Egypt, next England!!!
  • Mummy Mubarak to step down!!!
  • Congratulations to the people of Egypt.
  • The will of the people is mightier than the edicts of dictators.
  • Mubarack Obama to step down!!!!
  • If you can tweet you can start a revolution.
  • If the American Revolution would be held today the Federalist Papers would be known as the Facebook Status Updates.
  • The will of the people is always mightier than the will of a dictraitor.
  • Dictators are traitor to their country.
  • No one questions a hanging chad if it’s punched through with a bullet.
  • Some vote with a rigged voting machine, other with cold hard cash, and others with an AK-47.

Econemy

  • Wall Street: The Fourth Branch of government.
  • In cash we trust.
  • Monsanto has figured out how to grow genetically modified money on trees.
  • Home is where your mortgage is.
  • In information economy you bribe public officials not with dirty money but with dirty insider information.
  • Corporatism is not capitalism.

Propagandon’t

  • There is no such thing as white collar on white collar crime.
  • Let freedom ring with the ricochet of a bullet.
  • They should have a naked body scanner at the red carpet at the Oscars.
  • This CNN broadcast has been modified to fit your screen and our agenda.
  • The revolution will be produced for 24 hour cable news.
  • The problem with @CNN is that their anchors talk too much about what they know so little about.
  • WTF: Win The Future
  • China can advertise in Times Square but I can’t Google in Tiananmen Square.

Question

  • Is the federal government too big to fail?
  • Bahrain or Bloodrain?

Randumb

  • Charity is big business.
  • Riots, rebellions, and revolutions in the morning!
  • Ethnic cleansing is a dirty business.
  • Many of the political assassins in American history have three names, for example Lee Harvey Oswald and Jared Lee Loughner.

In Da Future

  • In the future, money will have QR codes and RFID chips.
  • In the future, picture taking, map drawing, and evasive driving will be made illegal.
  • In the future, it will be considered illegal to quote/teach/defend the Constitution.
  • In the future, the chains of bondage will be virtual.

Duchery

  • To me @urbanhomestead’s tactics are no better than @MonsantoCo’s. I wonder if get have the same lawyer.
  • @urbanhomestead patents pollination in plants, sues the green giant.
  • Blogging is often confused with reporting and freedom of speech. – Dervaes Family Institute For Trademark Lawsuits
  • @urbanhomestead you can’t usurp a home grown and grass root community with a trademark.
  • @urbanHomestead to send Twitter a cease and desist for allowing the #urbanhomestead hashtag.
  • @urbanhomestead to send @urbanoutfitters and @KeithUrban a ‘fyi cease and desist’ letter for trademark infringement for using the word Urban
  • Hey @urbanhomestead I just purchased The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City by Kelly Coyne!
  • I hate to inform @urbanhomestead but you can’t claim copyright or trade mark infringement on a book name or title. Stop your attack!
  • @urbanhomestead just patented drip irrigation and the domestication of snow peas, oh, and don’t use their trademarks without consent.