Twitter claimed last night that the tweet breached its guidelines.
“Your account has been suspended for posting an individual’s private information such as private email address, physical address, telephone number, or financial documents,” the company informed Mr Adams. “It is a violation of the Twitter Rules.”
In response, Mr Adams wrote: “I didn’t publish a private email address, just a corporate one, which is widely available to anyone with access to Google and is identical to one that all of the tens of thousands of NBC Universal employees share. It’s no more ‘private’ than the address I’m emailing you from right now.
A coarsening of popular culture — a nationwide phenomenon — was intensified, as it always is, in California. The internet, video games, and modern pop culture translated into a generation of youth that did not know the value of hard work or a weekend hike in the Sierra. They didn’t learn how to open a good history book or poem, much less acquire even basic skills such as mowing the lawn or hammering a nail. But California’s Generation X did know that they were “somebody” whom teachers and officials dared not reprimand, punish, prosecute, or otherwise pass judgment on for their anti-social behavior. Add all that up with a whiny, pampered, influential elite on the coast that was more worried about wind power, gay marriage, ending plastic bags in the grocery stores — and, well, you get the present-day Road Warrior culture of California.
The article is long and depressing, but Mr. Hanson write a chilling narrative about the coming collapse of order as we know it. California is a basket case and represents almost everything a government shouldn’t do but follows ahead and does it anyway. The focus on liberal issues has brought the once proud state to its knees. There is no money left. Red ink flows and one municipality after another declares bankruptcy. So what do governments do when they run out of other people’s money?
Here’ a gem I found in the comment section:
Power Abuse: According to this administration, the nation’s largest mortgage lender —Wells Fargo — and dozens of other banks are racist. Don’t believe it: They’re targets of a massive witch hunt.
Attorney General Eric Holder has also added SunTrust Bank, one of the country’s largest home lenders, and Bank of America to his ever-growing list of bank bigots.
Some 60 other lenders are said to be under investigation for allegedly denying blacks and Latinos home loans solely due to the color of their skin; or for allegedly “steering” them into higher-cost subprime mortgages when they could have qualified for prime loans.
I tend to equate religion with ones sexual orientation. Go ahead and practice all you want, but please keep it out of my face. If you are a decent human being, straight or gay, you should be protected from violence and discrimination. Just don’t expose my children to your deviance with television programs, ads, and educational curriculum that attempts to lend legitimacy to your lifestyle.
The trend to legitimize homosexuality continues to gather more steam and attract mindless followers. Target made a mistake by creating a gay marriage ad like the one posted above. I like to buy my stuff without getting messages like this. Target can be pro gay by simply not discriminating; the in-you-face ad that promotes a deviant lifestyle simply tells me I have to shop elsewhere. You want to stick some agenda in my face and take my money? I don’t think so. Especially when I don’t agree with the agenda!
Furthermore, alderman have no business banning Target from opening a store in his district because of its in-you-face pro gay agenda. Let the chips fall where they may, but don’t have overreaching politicians try to mess with the free market. Target has every right to sell its products and government shouldn’t get in the way of economic activity because someone doesn’t like their values. Let the customers decide. In the meantime, my money is going to Walmart.
More on this topic regarding businesses and their involvement with the gay marriage agenda can be found here.
Gross Domestic Product: The U.S. economy grew at a slothful 1.5% in the second quarter and way below the level needed to create new jobs. Workers and small businesses are losing hope. Yes, Mr. President, “you built that.”
Despite our $16 trillion in debt and a bloated federal deficit of $1.2 trillion, Obama and the Democrats keep telling us that we need more spending and intervention in the economy for it to reach “escape velocity,” as if the economy were a rocket ship or something.
Obama also likes to say the economy “grows from the middle out,” and that America needs “bottom-up prosperity” — two nifty little sayings that, as any economist worth his salt will tell you, are utterly bereft of meaning.
Economies grow when entrepreneurs start businesses and create jobs. That’s what creates “the middle,” and also what lets “the bottom” rise up. It’s that simple.
A mob of more than 20 teenagers descended on a trendy Wicker Park shop on Saturday and made off with more than $3,000 worth of jeans.
CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports the incident was caught on store surveillance cameras, and the owner posted the video on YouTube.
Luke Cho said he hopes the images help police find the robbers, or maybe even shame the parents of the teens enough that they’ll turn the kids in.
The comment section is full of great quotes. It’s funny how the vast majority of mob crimes are committed by blacks, but you never hear anythings from those bigoted black “leaders” who insist all their problems are propagated by white racism.
The shop owner is somewhat naive in thinking that “shame” has any place in the lives of people who behave like this. I wouldn’t be surprised if black of this ilk thought of shame as a white value to be shunned.
Just weeks after taking office, Obama said, “There was justifiable pride on the part of the country that we had taken a step to move us beyond some of the searing legacies of racial discrimination.”
Then he joked, “But that lasted about a day.”
Or, rather, three months.
By July 2009, the black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates was arrested for yelling at a white police officer who questioned whether Gates had broken into his own home. Asked to comment, Obama said he didn’t know all the facts, but Gates was a personal friend and the officer had acted “stupidly.”
The uproar was immediate. Obama acknowledged afterward, “I could’ve calibrated those words differently.”
Why is it that in the previous decades, when life was tougher, weapons were widespread, and the ratio of mental disorders was presumably the same, mass shootings were unheard of? Some would say that those people had not yet been corrupted by moral relativism, desensitized by Hollywood’s fantasy violence and glorification of crime, or addicted to gory point-and-shoot videogames. All valid points — yet one major reason hardly gets any notice.
The set of rules for war are different from the set of rules for peace. Wars have always been brutal and soul-sapping; while killing was the norm, there have also been rules to spare innocent civilians. The inhuman murder of a random group of defenseless innocents for no other reason than murder itself was never a part of war — let alone of peace. What has changed in our 2,000-year-old Western civilization that makes it possible?
Admittedly, the major driving force of cultural change is the education system. Until recently, no generation of young Americans has been exposed to such a massive, centrally planned indoctrination based on the dehumanizing, soul-sapping “progressive” ideology. Accordingly, never before have students dropped out of school in such large numbers, with so confusing and conflicting views of the world and their place and purpose in it, with blurred perceptions of right and wrong, and infected with what I like to call “secondhand envy” and “phantom grievances” (which is similar to the Marxist concept of false consciousness, only not as far-fetched).
Read more via Theater Shooter Caught, Real Joker Keeps Laughing.
It will be interesting to see how the liberals will use this tragedy to force more control. A few weeks ago I saw a high sign that stated that there were a total of 501 deaths caused by accidents. Just yesterday the sign said 541. That’s only counting the dead in one state. If you go by numbers, the real killers are cars and the people who drive them. Suppose the theater killer used a car and mowed down and killed just as many movie goers as they waited in line for tickets? Would you have the same outrage toward cars?
Another gem I found in the comment section of a story regarding the Colorado psycho and the hefty grant money he was awarded:
Brilliant! But for those who can’t comprehend the irony, maybe this old saw might help:
Once upon a time, there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered some grains of wheat.
She called her neighbors and said, “If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?”
“Not I,” said the neighbors
“Then I will,” said the little red hen, and she did.
The wheat grew tall and ripened into golden grain. “Who will help me reap my wheat?” asked the little red hen.
“Not I,” said the duck.
“Out of my classification,” said the pig.
“I’d lose my seniority,” said the cow.
“I’d lose my unemployment compensation,” said the goose.
“Then I will,” said the little red hen, and she did.
At last it came time to bake the bread. “Who will help me bake the bread?” asked the little red hen.
“That would be overtime for me,” said the cow.
“I’d lose my welfare benefits,” said the duck.
“I’m a dropout and never learned how,” said the pig.
“If I’m to be the only helper, that’s discrimination,” said the goose.
“Then I will,” said the little red hen.
She baked five loaves and held them up for her neighbors to see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share.
But the little red hen said, “No, I can eat the five loaves.”
“Excess profits!” cried the cow.
“Capitalist leech!” screamed the duck.
“I demand equal rights!” yelled the goose.
And the pig just grunted.
And they painted “unfair” picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.
When the government agent came, he said to the little red hen, “You must not be greedy.”
“But I earned the bread,” said the little red hen.
“Exactly,” said the agent. “That is the wonderful free enterprise system. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide their product with the idle.”
And they lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, “I am grateful. I am grateful.”
But her neighbors wondered why she never again baked any more bread.