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As we anxiously await the titanic announcement about to spew forth from Menlo Park, we thought a look at 2013's +20% performance was worthwhile. We would expect to hear a plethora of 'monetizing mobile' and a cajillion eyeballs must mean something. Will the Facebook phone replace the Obama-phone? Will being 'liked' provide external stimulus? Will they be merging with Dell (or Radioshack?) Feeling bullish? Be wary, implied vol is at its most expensivce to realized vol in 7 months... Rest assured, we will bring the critical headlines as they break...

  • *FACEBOOK SAYS IT'S A PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT                :FB US
  • *FACEBOOK ANNOUNCES GRAPH SEARCH                          :FB US

FB stumbling now -1.7%

 

Implied vol is very expensve to realizeds (i.e. people are 'hedged')...

 

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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:06 | 3154557 johnQpublic
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wheres the ZH story on the new NY gun ban?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:07 | 3154566 lasvegaspersona
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A large part of the country is quietly waiting.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:11 | 3154581 The Gooch
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I imagine the Tyler's are saving the "big guns" for tomorrow, when dear leader speaks of the national one.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:30 | 3154642 The Juggernaut
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An alert to all you NYer's: Gov Cuomo's power is coming down on you by "infringing on your Second Amendment Rights." Call his ass to tell him you "dislike" his power grab: (518) 474-8390... def block that guy from your pics.

 

Contact: http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php

Gov's violation of the 2nd: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/albany-gun-control-bill-expected-pas...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:56 | 3154757 FEDbuster
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Rise up, or lay down your arms.  The choice is yours.  The masters have made their move, what are you slaves going to do?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:24 | 3154852 kaiserhoff
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Looks like everything in NY is about to be "free for nothin' ".

Have gun, will travel.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:33 | 3154882 FEDbuster
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These urban shitholes like NYC, Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC, etc... are like cancers on this Country.  Spreading their sickness to every other part of this land.  Fuck Bloomberg, Commo, Obama, Fienstein, Shummer, etc...  

Let's take Texas back, crown Ron Paul king and invite freedom lovers from around the world to come and join us.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:42 | 3154925 pazmaker
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Ron Paul and Rand Paul don't believe in Kings..In fact it is exaclty what they oppose.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:46 | 3154944 Titus Flavius C...
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Rand Paul is a sell out and a cunt and is swiftly becoming part of the problem.

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:50 | 3154966 FEDbuster
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Ok instead of king, he could be president for life.  I trust him to run the place.

BTW this just hit Drudge: 

Texas Proposal: JAIL Any Federal Officials Trying to Enforce New Gun Restrictions in the State http://radio.woai.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=119078&article=...
Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:59 | 3155350 Raymond K Hessel
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President for life is a king.

Take a deep breath.  It's okay.  Ron Paul wouldn't take the crown.  He'd probably force a polite laugh, rub his chin, and then scowl disapprovingly at you.

 

But what you said about Texas?  I'm on board.  I moved here just in case it would happen and I hope it does.  

Fuck the USA!! God Bless Texas!!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:15 | 3155432 Another Texan
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There will be no Kings in my Texas.  Friends of the Republic are welcome. 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:15 | 3155433 Another Texan
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There will be no Kings in my Texas.  Friends of the Republic are welcome. 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:29 | 3155169 Cathartes Aura
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Glenn Beck is building Galt's Gulch in Texas.

there ya go, you don't need Rand, you've got Glen.

there's always someone who wants to be your leader.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:46 | 3155264 Agent P
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That sounds appealing...except for the fact that Glenn Beck would be there.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:33 | 3155487 Cathartes Aura
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and his friends.

and their friends.

and an amusement park apparently.

what's not to love?

*pukes*

sounds a little too Celebration, Florida - Disney planned town, pure Truman Show Fantasyland, but maybe it's just me.

((because "going Galt" was always about hanging out with friends in a gated community??  *snorts*))

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 01:01 | 3156691 pbppbp
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FEDBUSTER,

Spoken like a redneck straight outta' Deliverance. Cue the banjos!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:12 | 3154582 AlaricBalth
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Zuckerberg says "our mission is to make the world more open" and "if we give people tools" they'll be able to connect more.

Doesn't he mean to say, "If we give people enough rope, they will hang themselves with it." ?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:23 | 3154615 Pegasus Muse
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more like "if we give people tools" they'll mindlessly share even more private personal info, enabling government/corporate snoops to "get all up in their bid'ness" more quickly and easily.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:58 | 3154761 Zap Powerz
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How much longer until people realize that FaceBook is just a stupid fad pursued by stupid people that post stupid comments about stupid things?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:00 | 3154949 Titus Flavius C...
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Well the stupid people are too stupid to realize much of anything but you need to score more than the other team to win a football game, and that it's fun to watch fatties struggle to lose weight while being yelled at by wankers on the teevee.

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:23 | 3155136 FEDbuster
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I like Zerohedge, because it's mostly anti-social media.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:23 | 3155466 Another Texan
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Thoes fatties are funny.  Nothing like a stream of tears while walking on a treadmill.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:48 | 3155230 tickhound
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But that's a selling point these days. 

Insight into a "tell" I'm following...

Wife of a friend has been calling this debt-binge/credit/housing/AAPL/FB fiasco from the start...

She works for red hat at @$110k... typical NOVA princess, Reston Town Center is freaking DISNEYLAND to these people.  She makes good money but she's broke... says things like, "um, that's LAST years Louis Vuitton purse" or "my friend's AWESOME he works for Deutche Bank."  Sold all her 'unwanted' gold in '08. 

She leases her Benz E-class and does dumb princess shit like call the dealer and schedule an appt cuz the "tire looked low."  She has two nice sized bank-owned breasts.  Artificial insemination PROCESSES starting 2 years ago, all on leverage... buku bucks, baby due in Feb. 

In 2006 she bought a condo.  She now rents it at a $680 monthly LOSS... hanging on to it ALONG WITH the 2-bdrm beach house she bought the same year... insisting that "housing will come back."

Last year, and OUT OF NOWHERE, she told her husband they should buy the FB IPO... cuz all her friends "said."  Two of these women bought homes in '06.  

These chicks are BIGTIME trendy.  So it's PEAK freaking anything if they like it.  Hers is the group that provides the TOP TICK.

So she's made another "call" recently.. actually two.  1) She's "kinda getting sick of facebook"  2) After years of igadgets, she just bought a SAMSUNG GALAXY     

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:59 | 3155601 Cathartes Aura
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you should post this on yer FB account, let the truth out & the fur fly!!

rather than do it behind your friend's back, lol. . .

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 19:36 | 3155891 tickhound
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But its a great case study and you don't wanna ruin that.  Her patterns of behavior should be left undisturbed.  They should be observed, and when appropriate, faded.  You can't wake someone like this up.  These are fanatics. 

You can learn from them too though.  Like this... I was unaware that many Louis Vuitton bags have good 'resale' value.  It was certainly better than I thought.  So to her, buying gold is like buying a purse.

    

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 20:31 | 3156055 Bohm Squad
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Darn right about the bags...I've learned from Mrs. Bohm that every $2.00 Coach yard sale bag is worth 1 to 2 ounces of silver on ebay...I call it buying silver at discount.

 

Harley stuff gets a lot of silver, too.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 20:38 | 3156076 Cathartes Aura
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ahhh, well then, if she is useful to you, then that's all that matters!

I'm sure she's of use for her partner, your friend, as well.

everyone has a purpose. . .

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 20:04 | 3155990 Intoxicologist
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What a mind-numbingly pathetic existence.  I'll take being a hayseed any day of the week.

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 00:45 | 3156704 Curiously_Crazy
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I've a facebook account so that I can post articles like those presented on ZH and many others that will then get an audience they otherwise wouldn't.

The 'friends' on my page have been reduced so dramatically after what I've been posting over the years that I can assure you all the stupid people that only post stupid comments about stupid things are long gone. If only a handful wake up then I figure it's better than nothing so I stick with it.

cheers

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:27 | 3155490 johngaltfla
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Psst...Zuckerfuck...the tools that make the world more open has already been invented by Algore.

 

It's called the "internet" dumbfuck.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:22 | 3154616 Xibalba
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there was a gun ban in NY???  something tells me they didn't get the memo in Bushwick.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:27 | 3154639 johnQpublic
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it passed the NY senate and the debate is running live right now

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:31 | 3154651 The Gooch
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OT: Just caught a little c-span at lunch.

Supreme court discussing the merits of warrantless BLOOD SAMPLES being taken by COPS during traffic stops (D.U.I.)

ugh.

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:56 | 3154755 ebworthen
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The Supine Kangaroo Court will come up with some obtuse form of equivocatory reasoning to decide that puncturing your vein with a needle and taking your blood against your will is not invasive, degrading, and demeaning nor a violation of the Fourth Amendment (unreasonable search and seizure).

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:59 | 3154770 The Gooch
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Yep.

Also, dear leader will have a poduim "full of children who wrote him letters about gun-control" tomorrow.

 

 

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:10 | 3154805 ebworthen
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Hitler Youth for the 21st century; nauseating, but you are right - he will.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:24 | 3154850 MachoMan
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You realize that blood has been taken from DUI suspects for decades, right?  There are numerous methods of search that have been declared to fall outside of the need to have a warrant (e.g. plain sight, hot pursuit of a felon, exigent circumstances, etc.).  This one was settled a long time ago.

Further, there is nothing forcing you to submit to testing.  States offer suspects two options: (1) submit to testing and if you pass, then you're free to go...  if you don't, then you're going to the pokey; or (2) refuse and commit the crime of refusal (justified under the auspices of submission to the State's jurisdiction when you obtain your State license)...  and the crime of refusal is sometimes worse than actually failing a DUI/DWI test.

You are always free to refuse the tests...  and this is what EVERYONE used to do until the States closed the loophole.  Think about it, if the police are prohibited from determining your BAC, then how could you ever be convicted of driving while intoxicated?  [as an aside, an officer's testimony alone is probably enough for a conviction, but testing provides a more objective means of determining innocence].  Needless to say, every lawyer advised his clients to NEVER submit to any testing and would then go argue that the state never met its burden of proof...  after enough of those cases fell through, States closed the loophole... 

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:50 | 3154965 secret_sam
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Just drive without a license and they can't threaten revocation.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:13 | 3155421 The Gooch
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Or move to Illinois (if you're an illegal alien) and get a drivers license(?)!

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:27 | 3155488 MachoMan
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True, but this is mandatory jail time in my state so...  might think twice about it.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:07 | 3155034 Titus Flavius C...
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The 4th amendment has been bleeding to death for a long time.

http://www.duiblog.com/2013/01/10/supreme-court-ponders-forced-blood-draws-in-dui-cases/

At first they punish you for not submitting, then they just force you to submit.

At first they imprison you without trial on suspicion of being a 'terrorist' - then they just kill you with a drone strike.

We had exactly one presidential candidate that seemed to give a fuck about the Bill of Rights, and he was smeared as an extremist who wanted to help Iran nuke all of Israel's children.  So fuck this country - it's getting what it deserves for submitting to the 2 party dictatorship, and for voting a guy in for a second term who had broken just about every promise he made as a candidate - a guy installed into power by a cabal of rich Chicago crooks.

Our best hope may be to experiment with spiders and hope that we can create a race of "Spidermen" who can resist those who would have the world under a central government using 1 world currency issued by a private central bank.

 

 

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:30 | 3155505 MachoMan
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I don't think there's any chance of forced blood tests becoming common and mandatory...  Think of it like this, if he does nothing, then the police officer can charge you with refusal (really, really easy for the prosecutor to prove) that carries a stiffer penalty than a DWI...  or, if he wants to give you a blood test, he has to do unnecessary additional work, wait around to be able to do it, call for warrants, etc...

this will fix itself... 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 19:47 | 3155943 CH1
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this will fix itself...

Government will fix itself... and the precedence for that over the past generation is....?

<crickets>

<hope>

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 22:29 | 3156355 MachoMan
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Apples to oranges...  I'm arguing that you can bank on civil servants doing the minimal possible to get their job done...  I think there's a pretty damn good precedent with this one...

[you're overreaching]

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 19:15 | 3155837 The Gooch
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By COPS. Not doctors or nurses. COPS.

WITHOUT WARRANTS.


Tue, 01/15/2013 - 22:31 | 3156363 MachoMan
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Can you please articulate the practical difference?  If your medical records are immediately disclosed to the police (i.e. the results of your blood test), then what does it matter?

Aside from the fact that the SCOTUS is going to make the right decision and shoot it down...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:17 | 3154806 ebworthen
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Dupe (DOH!)

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:59 | 3154773 Zap Powerz
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Ebworthen,

Clearly you dont understand the nuances of the Constitution.  The power the government has to take your DNA without your knowledge is authorized under the Commerce Clause.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:16 | 3154818 ebworthen
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You've hit it, yes, that will be the obtuse reason; probably use the Insterstate Commerce clause to take my Gold and Silver too - when I cross state lines to have my boating accident.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 21:36 | 3156228 unrulian
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you haven't had your boating accident yet? wtf?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:15 | 3154814 MachoMan
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Why would they take that back up?  Seems strange...  It's the least intrusive means possible for law enforcement to prove its case and, depending on the circumstances, a "cursory" measure.  While it's more intrusive than a breathalyzer, if you refuse to blow, I don't see any problem with it when there is probable cause for DUI.  Whether the cops take it or haul you to the hospital and have some other person do it seems to be practically indistinguishable.  You're not going to gain any sympathy for drunk drivers regardless of its detriment to "freedom".

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:52 | 3154973 secret_sam
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Traffic stops don't require probable cause for anything.  They can just stop everyone.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:25 | 3155473 MachoMan
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Bullshit...  they can do roadblocks, but they'll need to articulate a sufficient legal basis for doing so...  and they are limited in number and scope.

Traffic stops require probable cause...  this means speeding, swerving, busted lights, expired tags, no seatbelt, etc.  They have no legal authority to just stop anyone for the fuck of it...  and yes, you can still go to court and argue the fact and win...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 18:02 | 3155588 secret_sam
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    Bullshit...  they can do roadblocks...

Yes, a roadblock is the kind of thing that would stop EVERYONE.  I personally have been stopped by police at checkpoints to "check to ensure folks were wearing seatbelts."  This was in New York State--you know, one of those big liberal "blue" states where the criminals' rights are protected and all that claptrap.

Interestingly, the fact that I was wearing my seatbelt didn't prevent the cops from giving me a ticket for an expired registration on one occasion, or from asking me if I'd "mind" if they searched my car on another occasion.

I understand there may be laws on the books that suggest something different, but the fact is that the USA is a fascist totalitarian state, and laws protecting the so-called "rights" of the populace are NEVER going to be permitted to interfere with police operations when it really comes down to it.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 22:37 | 3156379 MachoMan
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Are you arguing the exception or the rule...

[there have been thousands of convictions overturned because of illegal/unconstitutional searches related to roadblocks]

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 12:25 | 3157756 secret_sam
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If you can afford to take time from work to fight illegitimate charges and/or purchase legal protection in this country, you've got a reasonable chance of having your "rights" respected.

If you CAN'T, like the vast majority of people, forget it.

That is the beauty of capitalism.  Services are distributed according to ability to pay, so you never have to worry about any shortage.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 20:15 | 3156015 Intoxicologist
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Probable cause is whatever lame excuse a cop dreams up to pull you over.  There's no such thing as "probable cause" any more. 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 22:34 | 3156368 MachoMan
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Depends...  believe it or not, the vast majority of the time...  law enforcement gets it right.  And, somehow, if you're polite to them, they tend to be polite back...  weird how that works...

PS, this is also a rural/city issue...  if you're a local cop and the entire town knows where you live, where your wife works...  where your kids go to school...  behavior tends to be a little different and checks and balances have a funny way of working out very quickly.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:53 | 3154748 vft2212
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take away the policemen's guns too.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:40 | 3154916 Piranhanoia
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Fecebook is currently searching for a graph of it.  Maybe it is a Giraffe search?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:07 | 3154558 idea_hamster
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FB should just charge $0.99 to delete a post.

Given all the 'tard-burger crap that people write and regret, that alone would make FB the biggest cash machine this side of Maiden Lane.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:18 | 3154600 Joe Davola
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Brilliant!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 20:23 | 3154611 francis_sawyer
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Absolutely fucking brilliant... [that's why he's known, GLOBALLY, as the 'idea_hamster']... Write it down! [I got my eye on you son ~ you're worldwide now... WORLDWIDE]...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:22 | 3154620 Zer0head
Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:33 | 3154656 idea_hamster
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Nope -- just $0.99 regardless, like the (original) iTunes model.

This way, you employ 1 independent Indian programmer for 1 week.

If you're scouring content, you'd need a whole staff of US-culture-aware gen-x-ers who would suck down payroll taxes and probably whine about dental coverage.  Price discrimination (in the objective economic sense) just doesn't pay. ;-)

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:02 | 3155367 Raymond K Hessel
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HOLY SHIT!!  

You really are the idea hamster!  

I truly like this idea.  We should push this out on our social media accounts.  It could catch on.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 20:22 | 3156029 Intoxicologist
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People will ask, "Can I pay for it with my SNAP card?!"

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:27 | 3154634 CPL
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Yes please.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:39 | 3154679 idea_hamster
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Got some morning-after-regret posts that you'd like to clean up, huh?

;-)

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:36 | 3154890 CPL
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psssh... like I'd use FB for anything but trolling.

 

They'd have to pay me to take stuff down.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:47 | 3154710 Ignatius J Reilly
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  Go to them now with this.  Get paid in gold.  Remember ZH in your memoirs.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:56 | 3154756 idea_hamster
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I wish -- remind me which part of this idea is my protectable IP?

My patent on the "delete" button?  My business process patent for "charging for a service"?  ;-)

I've been wondering this for years.  

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:14 | 3154801 Ignatius J Reilly
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Since I have spent some time investigating patents, copywrights, and intellectual property; this was not a literal suggestion.  However, if you were so bold as to write a program that could delete posts; and you were clever enough to write every possible way to program such a monster; it is possible you could claim some rights over the method.  Then sell the method.  You'd have to speak to someone more knowledgable than me to see if this could actually work.  I suspect that it has a chance, but a flimsy one.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:32 | 3154883 Titus Flavius C...
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Just delete your entire account.

You won't believe how freeing it feels - like finally admitting to yourself that there's just something about a busty midget that drives you wild.

Freedom, man - you can't put a price on it.

You can, however, put a price on pictures of the wrinkly day old baby promulgated by your high school's most vexing slut.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:21 | 3155121 nufio
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not verified but I was told that even if you never created a facebook profile, facebook creates a "ghost profile" for you, based on all the information that your friends and family contributed about you. So you have to really stop communicating with friends and family that are on facebook.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:06 | 3154560 B-rock
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Death to Facebook.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:09 | 3154798 brewing
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this announcement was as exciting as learning that kim kardashian likes black guys...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:06 | 3154562 lasvegaspersona
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I 'like' communication that has no government kill switch or input of any kind.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:17 | 3154594 cossack55
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Smoke signals? Signal flags? Heliograph

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:24 | 3154625 redpill
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Nothing broadcasts a message like a woman with a lower back tattoo.  

'Might as well be a bullseye'

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:00 | 3154776 NoDebt
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Donald Trump's "big announcement" was about as good as this one.

BTW- fine work on the Fed/Twitter online Q&A yesterday, redpill.  You were on all 8.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:27 | 3154864 Bastiat
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Lower back tatoo:

"If you can read this . . . "

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 20:26 | 3156038 Intoxicologist
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Sometimes, it's just art.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:06 | 3154564 zilverreiger
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Will it work on obama phone? Keep obama in presnit y'know?!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:09 | 3154572 lasvegaspersona
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Alex Jones (love him or not) just had the Obama phone lady on air. Apparently she no longer supports Obama. Viewer discretion advised.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ghmBInC2N8

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:20 | 3154609 Titus Flavius C...
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If Alex Jones had a vagina he'd be Diane Feinstein.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:23 | 3154613 francis_sawyer
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Feinstein has a vagina?... [I guess I'm not up to speed on 21st century circumcision standards & practices]...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:41 | 3154668 Zer0head
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So he goes on Pissarse's show and basically uses the microphone as a Bullhorn, which has always been his style. Had Pissarse actually engaged Alexis in a debate, he would have made AJ look 10 times worse, say what you will but pissarse is a good debater and most dumbass americans equate a brit accent with sophistication. Funny thing is AJ's appearance has garned some vague sort of support including Howard Stern of all people. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lUl11h0iX8

 

Second thought is the follow up pissarse show where Piss and a couple of his guests joked about shooting Alex ... aren't there laws against that?

Bottom line is that whatever AJ's motive was he played right into the anti gun lobby and the whore media but maybe in time his message will take hold or maybe he's just a sleeper agent activated at the exact right moment. 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:34 | 3154888 MachoMan
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I don't think he played into anything...  I think, at worst, it was net neutral in that piers looked like a douchebag and AJ looked crazy...  that piers had no valid arguments and aj made some decent points, despite a maniacal delivery.  If you're into ad hominems, then I guess it could have come out poorly, but otherwise I'm not sure he was detrimental to the cause (although clearly attempting to placate a particular audience and obnoxiously insincere given his thespian skills).

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 19:59 | 3155975 Obadiah
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I've looked into AJ's eyes and he just allright with me.

His interview with pierced was just freakin awesome, casue the Red Coats ARE here. Screeeem it patriots!!!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:24 | 3154617 138
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Feinstein has a vagina?

Edit: Ya beat me to it by 2 secs!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 18:59 | 3154768 francis_sawyer
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Kind of like Torrey Smith vs. Champ Bailey last weekend...

~~~

But be careful ~ association with francis_sawyer on ZH is akin to invitng a military airstrike on your country [which is AGGRESIVELY positioned amidst, & at the exact geographic center of a ring of forward US military bases, which, of course, DESERVE to be there, you know, to promote PEACE & STABILITY]... Caution is advised...

~~~

Edit: See what I mean? ~ at least 4 JUNKERS on this thread think, with 100% unbiased certainty, that it's CORRECT for the US to have forward bases in a ring around IRAN... Those bastards [Iranians] need to move their country... NOW!... As for the rest of you NORMAL folks out there ~ walk directly to your local central bank & hand over all your gold to those JUNKERS... You're surrounded ~ you don't stand a chance... Make good with THEIR terms... Accept their offer as it stands...

Oh ~ & try to remember in the process that it is francis_sawyer that is the BOT (from Langley)... These 'junks' come from concerned catfood loving grandmothers in Iowa who take time out of their firewood chopping duties & risk hypothermia because of the sheer falsehood of francis_sawyer comments...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:23 | 3154622 NemoDeNovo
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By now I would hope that AJ has proven to all he is NOT on OUR Side, he is a Judas Goat.  He could of handled the whole Gun Debate like an intelligent human being and not a Raving Madman.  I am a life long #2nd supporter, and all he did was make anyone "On the Fence" jump to the other side and say THAT Nut should not have a gun, at least with all the people I know who watched his Piers Morgan STUNT.  But YMMV

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:37 | 3154897 MachoMan
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People take from it not what it reveals, but only confirmation bias...

[because I saw piers desperately attempting to argue the difference between 30 gun deaths and 60...  something that is so immaterial it should bear heavy on his crediblity and the credibility of the rest of the redcoats; in other words, when my opponent's argument has been reduced to something similar, I declare victory...  it's over].

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:13 | 3154809 Titus Flavius C...
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Dear Junkers:

 

Perhaps you misunderstood.  You see, his appearance on Piers Morgan was the gift that keeps on giving to those who would, in fact, like to disarm the populace {either because they're thinking of the children, or they're thinking of the..unpleasantness... that may occur when the dollar collapses and/or oil prices go through the roof once the neocons get this Iran war going} and of course, he's a huge supporter of Israel.

 

He supports Israel so much that, despite basing his whole career around conspiracy theories and talking about 'false flags' - he is very considerate not to talk about the King David Hotel bombing {blamed on Aye-rabs - at first}, or the Lavon Affair {blamed on Aye-rabs - at first} or the USS Liberty {blamed on Aye-rabs - at first} or the dancing Israelis and Israeli spy ring of 9/11 {blamed on ayerabs}.

Hey, I could give a shit, but the guy's silence is deafening.  Go on youtube and look for the stuff where Alex Jones makes the absurd claim that Arabs run Hollywood.  Talk about being a clumsily obvious "zionist" shill.

I mean, I love AJ's work on exposing the federal reserve, but then he was sort of wishy washy about Ron Paul and didn't attack Romney's absolute silence on that issue, or the fact Romney had surrounded himself with the same sort of Jewish neocons who brought us the Iraq war.

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2013/01/hagel-nomination-the-revenge-of-the-realists/

http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2010/03/13/whos-to-blame-for-the-iraq-war/

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2013/01/the-resiliency-of-the-neoconservatives-general-petraeus-and-the-kagans/

I listen to his show now and then, but come on...  he's not helping us preserve the 2nd against the inevitable executive orders coming for the children.... and I get that he doesn't want to lie down with antisemitic dogs, but to not talk about the fucking neocons and the pro-Israel lobby is absurd.

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2012/01/review-the-transparent-cabal-the-neoconservative-agenda-war-in-the-middle-east-and-the-national-interest-of-israel/

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2013/01/neocon-fifth-columnists-stand-apart/

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2012/11/34456-aipac-in-america-american-and-israeli-plans-and-objectives-in-palestinethe-middle-east-and-iran/

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:30 | 3155171 FEDbuster
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Pretty sure his wife is a jew, maybe he would get "cut off" if he were to bash Israel and the jews too much?  Pussy power conspiracy.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:55 | 3155319 Cathartes Aura
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it's good to admit, even to yourself, that ones heroes have flaws - it's the Ones without flaws that people INSIST on elevating to God-status, a dangerous surrendering of the mind to be Led by One, unquestioned.

take pointers, do the research, but always think for yourself.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:33 | 3154659 IamtheREALmario
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Jones is an employee of the controller sponsored conflict industry. People are employed when problems are created and solved ...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:17 | 3154824 Titus Flavius C...
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It seems like he won't talk about certain things pertaining to Israel and it's lobbying groups, but plenty of other people are doing that.  He seems to have done a lot of good work on issues like the fed and gmos.

I just have a hard time believing that he went on Piers Morgan and decided the best thing to do was not respond to any questions and start challenging the guy to a boxing match.  Compare and contrast AJ's appearance with say Ventura's. 

I'm not saying he's 'controlled opposition' or whatever, but I'm saying I'm far more suspicious of the guy post Piers Morgan than before.  And the more I see ball washing comments the more I suspect a legion of paid trolls.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 21:19 | 3156180 Obadiah
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Thats a flat out lie you duche.

 

He talks against israel all the time.  Fucking troll

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:59 | 3155003 secret_sam
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That video's a false flag.  Everyone knows that woman HAS TO love Obama because she's black and got herself a free phone.

Don't be fooled by AJ propaganda....

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:07 | 3154567 koaj
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good luck monetizing mobile assholes. you cant even monetize your website as per GM who pulled their ads a week before your IPO

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:28 | 3154640 knukles
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Who wants a mobile asshole?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:32 | 3154653 pods
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Well as long as you don't try to monetize it......

pods

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:37 | 3154671 NotApplicable
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You sound constipated.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:49 | 3154729 LeisureSmith
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Alot of fatasses in la-z-boy's. Just punch in the coordinates on your smartphone and let one rip. Hey, does anybody know the coordinates for the Resolute desk?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:07 | 3154568 Quinvarius
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Maybe they hired Sinofsky to redesign their website.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:08 | 3154570 jumbo maverick
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Radiofacebookshack winning

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:09 | 3154574 koaj
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will you have to give your zip code every time you "like" something?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:18 | 3154606 Motorhead
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Does Radio Shack still give away free batteries?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:09 | 3154571 pragmatic hobo
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$28~$29 range before options expire.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:14 | 3154590 Squid Vicious
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no they will nail it to 30, trust me i have the 30 puts...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:25 | 3154629 Blano
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You must be my long lost twin.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:09 | 3154573 walküre
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Facebook is great for small business. Everyone can be a business owner and operate their entire CMS from Facebook. It is so easy and the sales just keep on coming in. Facebook has replaced ebay and craigslist as the local market place. This new economy is 'da bomb'. Move over Walmart, here comes my Facebook shop!

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:24 | 3154624 Titus Flavius C...
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Mark?  Is that you?

Shouldn't you be writing a memo demanding your employees find new and exciting ways to take the allowances of the nation's teenage girls?

Facebook is like Pamela Anderson's tits.   Sure, you'd take a look, and maybe suck on it for a while, but you know that it's nothing but fake and poison inside, and outside, well, it's good from far but far from good.

Facebook just ought to let Tommy Lee cum on its tits and exit the culture gracefully, no?

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:44 | 3154694 NotApplicable
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Actually, he's got a valid point. For a business, FB is about as low cost as one can get when it comes to networking with customers. I remember years back, when searching for a local small businesses on the web, you wouldn't find anything except for tiny listings in specialty directories, which were all very stale content.

Now, if they don't have their own website, they almost always have a FB page.

Besides, FB is an intelligence tool, to think it's going away anytime soon is to totally miss where it actually provides value (and to whom).

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:24 | 3154851 Titus Flavius C...
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I hear you, but - people, especially and including young teens, are leaving FB.  It's gone from being hip and cool to sort of played out - a huge corporation run by a multimillionaire who fucked his stock buyers while enriching himself and helping the government spy on people.

I dunno, to me Facebook is the Maroon 5 of social media.   Sure, some people are still on board, but I think most people are starting to find the whole enterprise a little suspect.  If nothing else, I believe Project Mayhem would absolutely see Facebook and its spy agency collusion as a rich target.

But fuck it...  I like Farmville.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:49 | 3154728 mckee
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"Facebook is like Pamela Anderson's tits.   Sure, you'd take a look, and maybe suck on it for a while," but you wouldn't pay for it.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:26 | 3154633 Blano
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You're funnier as MDB.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:10 | 3154579 pragmatic hobo
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looks like all the money coming out of AAPL is going straight into MANU ... 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:11 | 3154580 Squid Vicious
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they are buying Radioshack and In N out Burger?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:11 | 3154583 Spitzer
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Is this joke show still worth more then Mcdonalds ?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:13 | 3154586 kaa1016
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GOOG went from down 11 to up 10, while FB dropped.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:13 | 3154587 Titus Flavius C...
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Facebook, Facebook....

Ah yes... that was that sort of online yearbook thing that was a good time killer at work until you realized that your tolerance for seeing pictures of the fat children of people you didn't like in high school had its limits, and while you probably didn't have much to hide except for the occasional dalliance with femdom porn, you sort of didn't like how obvious it was that facebook was, like, totally in bed with the NSA and other agencies to spy on people, and maybe you noticed how Facebook selectively censored speech, and that IPO was ridiculous, but fuck anybody stupid enough to get on board, and yeah, of course the whole thing was a con.

Anyway, I'm going to go use google earth to look at Israel...  I bet you can see in fine detail all the remains of the great Hebrew Kingdoms of David and Solomon from space, just like you can see the Egyptian and Babylonian ruins!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:17 | 3154591 Son of Loki
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House prices soaring....retail bursting at the seams...employment couldn't be better...FB lifting 100%...a cake in every cupboard...

It's all good yes...that's what MSM reports.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:33 | 3154660 Moe Howard
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Based on the last three years of ABC Radio news reports, Real Estate is up a cumulative 175%.

Where's the downside?

 

Those numbers they keep throwing out there, they are true, right? Right?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:27 | 3154593 Jayda1850
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Still amazed how much I do to stay off the grid while 99% of americans put their entire lifes out there for the world and more importantly the government to see. Any bets on how long before the government tracks facebook post for tax evasion.

IRS Agent: Sir, we noticed you posted that you sold you POS car for $3,000 but didnt claim it on your returns. We need to talk to you about that.

Sheep to slaughter

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:32 | 3154654 knukles
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Some of those very FB users who tell all are sames who bitch about lack online privacy.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:49 | 3154722 NotApplicable
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Don't forget, every single ZH user adds to their own profile with each word typed!

(this post, for instance alerts "them" to my so called "paranoia")

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:17 | 3154601 Squid Vicious
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somehow in this retarded mkt. this is good for YHOO, GOOG, LNKD, and Facefuck?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:23 | 3154621 IridiumRebel
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Social graft search engine

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:24 | 3154623 Gmacks
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I deleted mine last month. Don't even miss it!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:37 | 3154666 Titus Flavius C...
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I deleted mine after reading a few articles about how Facebook collects information.  The final straw was the fact they basically embedded malware/spyware in their iPhone app.

But google, too, is absolutely lousy with tracking software, and has partnered up with both US and Israeli intelligence agencies.  I'd buy into the idea they were interested in fighting terrorists if they hadn't, you know, done 9/11.  I'd even forgive that if they could prosecute a Jimmy Dimon or too, but they hold us all in too much contempt to even fabricate some Potemkin justice for the massive financial crimes the private federal reserve and it's mostly european/jewish owners are essentially there to backstop.

 

This is all just prelude to a fuck though.   I suspect the US government, or rather, Joe Lieberman types inside the government will have pretty much full control and access to/of the web in a couple years. 

 

The powers that be can't possibly let the internet remain free and unencumbered.  For a while they tolerated it, but as the population ages, more and more people rely on the internet and internet culture for news and attitudes.   On the internet, banks are more or less criminal organizations, and we're becoming a post-constitutional empire in thrall to a tiny mideast ethnarchy with bold plans for expansion.

 

I just want to be left alone and really could give a fuck anymore - the full spectrum dominance of the Bernaysian Messaging is pretty admirable, actually.

 

People really believe that "al Qaeda" did 9/11 and that Iraq and Afghanistan were connected to it, while no one knows about the NORAd stand-down or the dancing israelis or odigo or netanyahu's whereabouts - even though the intertubes are replete with information which would at least make a thinking person have some doubts about the Zero Dark Thirty narrative, amongst others.

 

It's hella ironic that we have a population with access to more information [good, bad, and fabricated] than any population in the history of the planet - yet they are some of the most passive, unquestioning, conditioned thinkers ever.

 

Thank god for football.

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:50 | 3154732 NotApplicable
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It's all signal to noise ratio. (including football)

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 16:42 | 3155235 secret_sam
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      I suspect the US government ... will have pretty much full control and access to/of the web in a couple years.

Although you're absolutely correct that some types within the gummit would LOVE to have this, there's no freekin' way anything remotely resembling this scenario will come to pass.

The Feds are idiots.  They can't do ANYTHING right.  Nevermind the fact that people with actual skills and knowledge OUTSIDE the gummit will be working against them, the availability of networking technology would make it possible to set up alternative routes to Internet resources without too much difficulty.

I certainly don't suggest you trust them or use the web carelessly (because for certain most of our corporations are more than happy to "work with" the Feds when there's a check involved--this is why all our calls and emails are recorded nowadays), but I'd say you can lighten up a great deal about the gummit "controlling" the Internet.

It's a bit like the idea that the gummit can "control" what you do with rainwater that falls on your property, or how you carry your handgun. 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:49 | 3154726 ShorTed
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i dumped mine a few years ago after trying to "friend" MZ.  You could do it but it was a one way...he posts, you read and there were no bong or puking photos so i knew it was a fraud.

But please, everybody else, post the most intimate details of your life!  /sarc

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:27 | 3154638 alentia
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I have advertised on FB - once. Spent $100 to try it out. Responses are crap, no sales hits, multiple clicks from same person counted by FB, depleted funds pretty fast.

Not going to waste anymore money. Not sure who is advertising over there and how long does it take for advertiser to realize, FB crowd is not buying anything, they simply have no money or even credit.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:45 | 3154700 yogibear
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In short Farcebook needs more suckers.

Many corporate suits sign up for Farcebook. Then of course they all nod and shake their head at the same time during meetings. The corporate sheep suits all go Bahahahaha.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Haha-Laugh-Bahaha-Sheep/156176397740281

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:14 | 3155426 Cathartes Aura
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this creative pair have used FB to help grow a successful small business

After a nutty year, student-run Wild Squirrel Nut Butter has grown substantially

very simple idea, flavoured p'nut butter - from friends to market stall to factory/online sales - guess it's what you choose to market, and how. . .

http://wildsquirrelnutbutter.com/    (just a FB & Twit button is all you need, apparently ^^)

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 18:47 | 3155773 TWSceptic
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Same story here, spend $250, no results. Eventually they must run out of new suckers.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:34 | 3154663 Moe Howard
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The Waltons say they will sell if you buy. They deny the story.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:40 | 3154683 adr
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I have family and friends spread all over the world. Facebook was great for having a way to look at photos and keep in touch. Email was hard because of all the addresses kept changing. Plus my son was born and people wanted to see pictures. As a tool it was nice, in terms of private info, my name was on there. And where I went to college and that was it. I saw friends with addresses, cell #s, just about everythin about them. I thought they were insane.

How that somehow got valued at $100 billion is beyond me. Then I kept getting asked to help plant stuff, join who's it what's gang, and other brainless crap. Then the news feed became the bitch board. I rooted my phone just to get rid of the Facebook app. Fucking thing was like a virus, you'd shut it down and then it would still find some way to run so it could notify you every time some chick in your friends list got pissed at one of her friends.

I used to check Facebook once a day. Then once a week, and now I haven't looked at the site in at least six months. My sister's pissed I keep missing her "updates". Am I really missing anything?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:45 | 3154699 michiganmaven
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YAY ! RUT 2000 at all time highs again !! WOO HOO !! FUCK YOU BERNANKE !

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:47 | 3154711 From Germany Wi...
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Is that a "titanic announcement" or a "Titanic" announcement?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:50 | 3154736 Joeman34
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FB will end-up being the CB radio of the 21st century

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:58 | 3154762 ebworthen
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"...Will be merging with Dell (or Radioshack?)..."

LOL

You just kill me sometimes Tyler.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:02 | 3154777 ebworthen
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Graph search?  Hasn't Google already done that?

What next?  Trash talk search?

Oy vey.

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