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A Conservative Blackout of Facebook
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZbxK0RAPVo#at=13 ^ | Aug 5, 2013 | littlevansmom

Posted on 08/08/2013 6:01:11 AM PDT by FormerLib

It seems some liberals are having a collective meltdown over an online conservative protest called "Facebook Blackout."

Facebook has established a pattern of silencing Conservative posters and pages so, on August 24 and 25th, we are going to grant them their wish. Silence from out side.

Any advertising dollars that they lose will be their lesson.


TOPICS: US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: blackout; conservative; facebook; facebookisthedevil; farcebook; paulryan; wisconsin
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And maybe it will help conservatives find a more productive outlet than Facebook.

Please check out the source links. Thanks.

1 posted on 08/08/2013 6:01:11 AM PDT by FormerLib
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To: FormerLib

I refuse to use Facebook. If they want my information, they’re going to have to dig—I’m not giving it away.


2 posted on 08/08/2013 6:03:46 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: FormerLib

“A Conservative Blackout of Facebook”

Some of those FB users are bound to take that the wrong way.


3 posted on 08/08/2013 6:05:15 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: FormerLib
Why any self respecting conservative would use Facebook in an era of big brother spying and propagandizing (ie TEA party = home grown terrorism) is beyond me.

People...if you haven't figured it out yet...DO NOT SUPPLY THE COMMIES WITH FREE INTEL!

If they know who you are, and where you are, when the SHTF they will know where to go...

SHTF day is getting closer and closer IMHO.

4 posted on 08/08/2013 6:06:22 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: FormerLib

Conservatives pulled out of newspapers.

And magazines.

Then ‘nightly news’.

And JC Penney.

Now Facebook.

It’s time.


5 posted on 08/08/2013 6:06:57 AM PDT by GOPJ (Sob stories make bad law...)
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To: FormerLib

I say no to Facebook: I refuse to do any business with the putz, Mark Zuckerberg.


6 posted on 08/08/2013 6:10:35 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: FormerLib

This IS the kind of protest that we can do that will have ACTUAL effect.

They get instant revenue based on ‘clicks’ and ‘eyeballs’ and if no one clicks, they get no money those days.

They would see a REAL drop in income for those two days.

And, if it is successful we can start to bring proessure on other places.

We vote more with our pocketbooks than anything else- just ask Chik-fil-A


7 posted on 08/08/2013 6:11:38 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: FormerLib

I started not using Facebook when zuckerface was in diapers.


8 posted on 08/08/2013 6:11:43 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: FormerLib

I will do a poll on Facebook and let you know the results.


9 posted on 08/08/2013 6:14:26 AM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: FormerLib

Who wastes their time on FB and spilling their guts so advertisers can make money by stealing your privacy?. Everyday is a FB blackout for me.


10 posted on 08/08/2013 6:14:51 AM PDT by apoliticalone
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To: FormerLib

Facebook is so incredibly rich that two days will mean nothing.

If they are serious, drop it altogether.


11 posted on 08/08/2013 6:15:13 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: sasquatch

Me, too...........


12 posted on 08/08/2013 6:16:26 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: FormerLib

Twitter is more effectively used by conservatives.

Conservatives are more effective at clear concise thought in 140 characters and twitter doesn’t ban us for it. Plus you don’t get all the excess garbage on twitter like games, pokes, and likes.

Among the people I follow are Malkin, Palin, Bachmann, Levin, Gowdy, Cruz, Paul.....


13 posted on 08/08/2013 6:18:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: windsorknot

I like Facebook. My favorite authors, fellow SF geeks, friends, and family are on it.
But I will close up for 24-25 August.


14 posted on 08/08/2013 6:20:38 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: FormerLib

Who uses Facebook, twitter, or social media ?


15 posted on 08/08/2013 6:21:04 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: FormerLib

I am so ahead of the curve. I closed my Facebook account last week.


16 posted on 08/08/2013 6:22:11 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: Smokin' Joe

Ditto.


17 posted on 08/08/2013 6:22:52 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Who the hell cares? Never used FB and NEVER will.

**insert who gives a damn gif here**


18 posted on 08/08/2013 6:25:47 AM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: FormerLib

I learn more conservative news on FB than any other site. I can read something from friends and come here and it has not been posted yet. It all depends on what kind of friends a person has. All of mine are conservative. I got rid of the 2 high school friends who were liberals. Have not missed much.


19 posted on 08/08/2013 6:26:01 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: rightwingextremist1776

If you’re not voting for a commie, they already know who you are. Unless you pay cash, do not have a bank account, they already know all they need to know. With IRS on their side, they’ll know everything without any trouble at all.


20 posted on 08/08/2013 6:27:08 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: cripplecreek

I get news from all of those on FB plus more.


21 posted on 08/08/2013 6:27:37 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: Smokin' Joe

Same, no twitter or any of the other media sites either.


22 posted on 08/08/2013 6:33:40 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: FormerLib

Why would a conservative enable leftwing Facebook, anyway? Eff them, and the progressives they rode in on.


23 posted on 08/08/2013 6:36:17 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: All
Cool...I've been actively blacking out FacePlant since early 2009.

Welcome aboard!

;>D

24 posted on 08/08/2013 6:44:36 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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To: apoliticalone

Facebook is a godsend when doing background checks. You get to see how much of an idiot they are and how loose their lips are. Many job applicants wonder wjy they can’t get a job when they show revealing tattoos, post pictures of themselves at parties with drug paraphenalia lying clearly in the background, or “friends” that are complete freaks, among “likes” of subjects that further show how morally bankrupt they are, etc...
Peronally I hope the libs, commies, progressives keep using FB. It makes my job much easier...: > )


25 posted on 08/08/2013 6:44:59 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Ouderkirk
"Who uses Facebook, twitter, or social media ?"

Millions of people, that's who. I feel that this idea to disengage from social media outlets, like FB and Twitter works against Conservative and Republicans. Social media is one of the major reasons that the print media is dollapsing as millions now capture thie information they want, including news and opinion, via computers, tablets, and phones, instantly and constantly. For Conservatives and Republicans NOT to use social media effectively and constantly is stupid.
26 posted on 08/08/2013 6:48:32 AM PDT by The Louiswu (One brave man, that's all we need.)
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To: cripplecreek

Do you know twitter investors support liberals like Boxer and Nobama? I like to like posts, pictures, etc. I get great recipes from friends and relatives, too. I hate twitter and never use it. I do not play games, do not poke, etc. I have my own games.


27 posted on 08/08/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: TribalPrincess2U
true...so why make it easier for them? Not a smart thing to do...plaster your details all over the web knowing what we are up against....yes?
28 posted on 08/08/2013 6:52:26 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: MamaB
Do you know twitter investors support liberals like Boxer and Nobama?

Maybe but they don't restrict me or other conservatives like Zuckerborg.
29 posted on 08/08/2013 6:53:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Can’t drop something that was never picked up in the first place. We’ve refused to ever have anything to do with Facebook, except to short sell its stock.

We certainly will not advertise on Facebook, so advertisers are wasting their money by advertising there so far as we are concerned. This is especially true with those companies who have stupidly used Facebook as their primary or sole means of establishing a Web presence and interactions with customers. Instead, we go to a competitor when we encounter a search engine result pointing us to a Facebook page to which we have no access because we are not members of Facebook.


30 posted on 08/08/2013 6:55:50 AM PDT by WhiskeyX ( provides a system for registering complaints about unfair broadcasters and the ability to request a)
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To: Little Ray
My favorite authors, fellow SF geeks, friends, and family are on it.
But I will close up for 24-25 August.

I'm on exactly the same page but I'm wondering if a two-day break might become permanent for me.

31 posted on 08/08/2013 6:57:59 AM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: The Louiswu
For Conservatives and Republicans NOT to use social media effectively and constantly is stupid.

The libs have created their own closed-circuit for social media, and they pass around some pretty horrific crap on it. What conservatives should do is set up a website where specific Facebook graphics and stories are refuted so that conservative FB users can easily find those refutations and link to them on Facebook.

32 posted on 08/08/2013 6:59:54 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: cripplecreek

I post Conservative and anti Obama messages all the time and I’ve never been hassled. If I was I would just sign up under a new name and start again. Use Their tactics against them. Learn to play their game but don’t give up and walk away from the one of the largest social media voices on the planet. People need to see there is an alternative to the Liberal agenda, they need to see it daily, hourly and minute by minute the way they are fed Liberal filth now.


33 posted on 08/08/2013 7:00:01 AM PDT by The Louiswu (One brave man, that's all we need.)
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To: dirtboy

That’s a good idea. I find myself coming to FR to find information to counter liberal lies.


34 posted on 08/08/2013 7:02:43 AM PDT by The Louiswu (One brave man, that's all we need.)
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To: FormerLib
A Conservative Blackout of Facebook

That's probably racis.

35 posted on 08/08/2013 7:08:36 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves Month")
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To: FormerLib

Can’t stand Facesnook, no worries about boycotting here...


36 posted on 08/08/2013 7:10:21 AM PDT by gibsosa
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To: FormerLib

I shut mine down


37 posted on 08/08/2013 7:11:06 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: heylady

I permanently deleted my account two weeks ago - I feel like I quit smoking. Lovely!


38 posted on 08/08/2013 7:42:27 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: FormerLib

Never used FB and talked with my wife about it about a year ago. It took her about 2 weeks to make up her mind to shut her account down.

Now the only people I know that use it are “low information voters” that do not have a real life. Were born dumb and have not grown up to adulthood.

They spend most of their waking day with FB plugged into their spinal column controlling their every move, “I’m going to make #2 now, tell you when I get back.”


39 posted on 08/08/2013 7:51:53 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: FormerLib
I set up a Facebook account a few years ago at the request of my daughters, so I would be more "in touch" with them. But since then, I think I've accessed my own page less than five times, and I'd need to look up my password to do it again. Meanwhile, among my daughters and their friends, there have been several fractured relationships based on things posted to Facebook in anger. So I have no personal interest in Facebook, and little knowledge of it.

Apart from the recent "Kill Zimmerman" episode on Facebook, I'm not aware of Facebook being hostile to conservatives. Can someone give some background?
40 posted on 08/08/2013 7:55:01 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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They spend most of their waking day with FB plugged into their spinal column controlling their every move, “I’m going to make #2 now, tell you when I get back.”

That sounds more like Twitter.

41 posted on 08/08/2013 8:02:59 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

Why any self respecting conservative would use Facebook in an era of big brother spying and propagandizing (ie TEA party = home grown terrorism) is beyond me.

People...if you haven’t figured it out yet...DO NOT SUPPLY THE COMMIES WITH FREE INTEL!

<><><

Don’t like facebook, don’t use it.

I don’t give a flying rat’s a$$ if the fed sees pix of my grandkids, nor do I care if they know I have liked the pages of Ry Cooder, Richard Thompson and Lucinda Williams, or that I’ve subscribed to Acoustic Guitar Videos. OMG, I just thought that maybe the fed now knows where my band is playing on the weekend. Maybe they’ll come to the show.

I hide posts of those engaging in either religious or political commentary.


42 posted on 08/08/2013 8:05:38 AM PDT by dmz
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To: heylady
I closed my Facebook account last week.

That's what you think.

43 posted on 08/08/2013 8:08:52 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Who uses Facebook, twitter, or social media ?

<><><

In the neighborhood of a billion people use facebook.
Twitter is apparently in the top ten most visited web sites.

Does that help?


44 posted on 08/08/2013 8:09:02 AM PDT by dmz
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To: The Louiswu
...don’t give up and walk away from the one of the largest social media voices on the planet. People need to see there is an alternative to the Liberal agenda, they need to see it daily, hourly and minute by minute the way they are fed Liberal filth now.

Your advice has been deemed overly logical, and has been rejected by the Freeper Board of Political Correctness.

45 posted on 08/08/2013 8:12:30 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: FormerLib; All

Conservatives need to use social networking such as Twitter and Facebook. Not using these outlets is very GOPe. Otherwise, how would we jpknow about this: http://twitchy.com/2013/08/07/wife-of-ft-hood-victim-says-defense-department-issued-gag-order-to-victims-families/


46 posted on 08/08/2013 8:13:49 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: cripplecreek

I do not understand all this deleting conservative threads. In all my hundreds of friends, that has happened 1 time since 08. All my news is from conservative sites and people and I have seen some ultra conservative news. I forget what news it was but the site was posting again within a few hours. What were you posting that got deleted? Am very curious.


47 posted on 08/08/2013 8:33:20 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: goodwithagun

The reason Conservatives are now running weak election campaigns is because they do not use Facebook and other social media tools as well as Liberals do....

Get modern, get active..., these outlets are how the message is spread.


48 posted on 08/08/2013 8:35:00 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: dmz

If you don’t use it then what’s your point? I don’t understand your point other then not caring if the feds see pics of your grand kids....

It isn’t the current crop of feds you need to fear....it’s the crop behind them.


49 posted on 08/08/2013 8:50:52 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Steve_Seattle

I got on FB the same way...only go there every few months to see any new family photos posted.

As to FB examples of “kill Zimmerman” they have been posted here on FR many times, twitter too, that’s how I know anything about FB, I learn about it right here on FR, my most trusted information source.


50 posted on 08/08/2013 8:59:40 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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