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  • Libertarian Facebook game called City Federation teaches politics while entertaining

    09/06/2012 8:15:42 AM PDT · by DebraAI · 4 replies
    Kickstarter, PRWeb ^ | September 6, 2012 | City Federation Kickstarter
    San Francisco has Zynga and their politically correct cartoon games like Cityville. Libertarians now have City Federation launching now. I posted this months ago before they went public and got in trouble for it as I love the idea behind it all. Educating people through mass media. They had their press release today so I am allowed to talk about it. Basically they are a great city building and strategy game with graphics on Facebook that would amaze you. If you know anyone that plays Sim City or Cityville tell them to check this out and they will not go...
  • Facebook shares reach new low; $50 billion in market value lost

    09/04/2012 4:45:42 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9/4/2012 | Jessica Guynn
    Facebook shares scraped a new low Tuesday. The new drag on the already leaden stock: Analysts from two of Facebook’s largest underwriters on its botched initial public stock offering cut their price targets. The Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan Chase analysts also reduced their revenue projections. Shares closed down nearly 2%, or 33 cents, to $17.73 as some on Wall Street, floored that Facebook has shed $50 billion in market value in just three months, said they feared the company's stock is nowhere near bottom.
  • Help!

    09/04/2012 12:20:22 PM PDT · by GoCards · 98 replies
    My facebook page is lighting up with my crazy lib friends all over Paul Ryan on his marathon run time. Can someone help me with an argument. What happened here?
  • Ex-Marine to sue over detention for Facebook posts

    08/29/2012 8:29:41 AM PDT · by lward99 · 16 replies
    Times247 ^ | 08/29/12 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The former Marine who was forcibly placed in a psychiatric ward by government officials who didn’t like his Facebook postings will sue for unlawful arrest, according to his attorneys. “We are definitely going to move forward with a lawsuit,” said Nisha Whitehead, assistant to the president at the Rutherford Institute, the nonprofit civil rights firm defending Brandon Raub.
  • Monetizing Facebook's Users Could Be Quickly Accomplished

    08/28/2012 6:49:38 PM PDT · by publius321 · 38 replies
    SeekingAlpha ^ | Scott Ryan
    Facebook (FB) claims to have more than 800 million monthly users. The postulate seems to be that imposing a subscription fee would spell destruction for Facebook, driving away an enormous number of users. I agree. Getting that degree of "critical mass" is catching lighting in a bottle. If Facebook should blow it now, they will never get it back. Look at Classmates.com. For all intents and purposes... (continued)
  • Facebook Approved “Kill Mitt Romney” Page [Unbelievable]

    08/27/2012 6:08:47 PM PDT · by upchuck · 32 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | August 27, 2012 | tim brown
    According to Facebook’s community standards, users are prohibited from “credibly (threatening) harm to others, or (organizing) acts of real-world violence.” The community standards goes on to read: Safety is Facebook’s top priority. You may not credibly threaten to harm others, or organize acts of real-world violence. We remove content and may escalate to law enforcement when we perceive a genuine risk of physical harm, or a direct threat to public safety. We also prohibit promoting, planning or celebrating any of your actions if they have, or could, result in financial harm to others, including theft and vandalism. Even as I...
  • Student arrested after bus fight posted on Facebook

    08/26/2012 4:15:50 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    FOX59 ^ | August 24, 2012 | news
    A Franklin Township student has been arrested after a bus fight was recorded on a cell phone and posted on Facebook. . . Police characterized one of the students as the aggressor, saying the teen ordered the other student out of “his seat.” The fight broke out after the other student refused. . . When they recovered, one student threw and landed multiple punches to the other student’s face and upper body. The recipient of the blows had to go to the hospital and needed stitches. The student who threw the punches was arrested on charges of battery and...
  • Cramer: Thiel’s Sale of Facebook Stock ‘Tawdry’

    08/23/2012 6:40:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 21, 2012 | Bruno J. Navarro
    Billionaire investor Peter Thiel’s sale of a majority of his Facebook [FB 19.669 0.23 (+1.18%) ] stock was “completely outrageous,” “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said Tuesday. Cramer blasted Thiel, a member of Facebook’s board of directors, for unloading about 20 million shares on Thursday, with about 5 million shares remaining in his portfolio. ........................................................ “To me, Thiel’s sale is basically saying, ‘Hey, all you chumps who bought Facebook, listen up. I am a responsible investor and a megatron gazillionaire, and I know better than to own this piece of trash.’ I hope you see that’s the case, too,” he...
  • Is Brandon Raub a Political Prisoner of the Obama Administration?

    08/23/2012 5:49:29 AM PDT · by lward99 · 73 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | 8/22/12 | Staff
    Is Brandon Raub a political prisoner of the Obama Administration? That is the impression you receive if you talk to members of an organization called Special Operations Speaks. In a press release the group states, “Brandon Raub, a 26-year-old former Marine who completed tours of Iraq and Afghanistan and lives in Chesterfield, Va., was recently arrested and forcibly committed to a psychiatric facility for mental evaluation by a court based solely on controversial Facebook postings, which took the form of song lyrics, political messages and virtual card games.”
  • RAUB'S LAWYER PETITIONS COURT FOR ILLEGAL DETENTION

    08/22/2012 3:49:55 PM PDT · by lward99 · 4 replies
    Times247 ^ | 8/22/12 | Cheryl Chumley
    The attorney for the former Marine who was forced into a psychiatric ward for anti-government Facebook postings filed a petition Wednesday claiming law enforcement did not uphold Virginia laws for involuntary detentions. “The law requires that within four hours of detaining someone, you have to have a magistrate write a petition for a temporary restraining order,” said John Whitehead, an attorney with the Rutherford Institute, the Virginia-based civil rights firm that is defending the ex-Marine. “They didn’t do that. That didn’t happen.” Read more: http://times247.com/articles/46raub-attorney-petitions-court-claiming-illegal-detention8#ixzz24JmXZzgv
  • Group representing Va. veteran says he’s being detained for anti-government Facebook posts

    08/21/2012 8:24:08 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. — A former Marine involuntarily detained for psychiatric evaluation for posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook has received an outpouring of support from people who say authorities are trampling on his First Amendment rights. Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in custody since FBI and Secret Service agents and Chesterfield County police questioned him Thursday evening about what they considered ominous posts talking of a coming revolution. In one message earlier this month, Raub wrote: “Sharpen my axe; I’m here to sever heads.” [snip] Dee Rybiski, an FBI spokeswoman in Richmond, said there was no Facebook snooping by...
  • How do I create a false Facebook account?

    08/21/2012 6:54:22 AM PDT · by JimRed · 23 replies
    self | 8/21/2012 | JimRed
    How can I safely create a Facebook account without risk of the following: Facebook’s use of software that enables it to track users’ online activity after they log off of the social-networking site came under scrutiny in Washington this week, with lawmakers and consumer advocacy groups demanding a federal investigation. In a letter to the Federal Trade Commission, Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Tex.) wrote that Facebook’s use of “cookie” software should be investigated under the “unfair and deceptive acts” clause of the agency’s mandate. “When people log out of Facebook, they are under the expectation that...
  • Cool Is All That Remains

    08/21/2012 6:38:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | Mona Charen
    Have you noticed how often the president's supporters talk about the "likeability" factor in politics these days? No longer do we hear that presidential candidates must convey "the vision thing" or "gravitas" or credibility as commander in chief. Not that those criteria were precisely calibrated. Four years ago, many commentators were assuring us that Joe Biden brought gravitas to the Obama ticket, which is a little like saying that helium provides ballast, but at least they thought a certain policy weight was important -- even if their perception was ludicrous. This year, however, we are told that voters cast their...
  • Former Marine Brandon Raub Sentenced To Up To 30 Days In Psych Ward Over Facebook Posts

    The former Marine who was detained by the federal government over Facebook posts critical of the government is being held in a psychiatric ward, Peter Bacqué of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
  • Is Mark Zuckerberg in over his hoodie as Facebook CEO?

    08/19/2012 10:43:24 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 17, 2012 | Walter Hamilton and Jessica Guynn
    The deepening slide in Facebook Inc.'s stock is fueling talk once considered implausible on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley. Should Mark Zuckerberg, the social media visionary but neophyte corporate manager, step aside as CEO to let a more seasoned executive run the multibillion-dollar company?
  • U.S. Marine Arrested for Facebook Posts

    08/19/2012 10:24:36 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 68 replies
    Salem News ^ | 8/19/2012 | Tim King
    Feds retaliate against another critic of the U.S. government.(SALEM / RICHMOND) - A decorated U.S. Marine who served his nation in two wars, Brandon Raub, of Richmond Virginia, was arrested for airing his critical views of the U.S. government on Facebook this weekend. We just reported yesterday that a Human Rights activist in Bahrain is being prosecuted for six Twitter messages. Politically, this country is increasingly resembling Bahrain and other nations that arrest those who speak out critically over federal policy. His mother, Kathleen Thomas, says it is another case of the word 'terrorist' being applied to arrest and detain...
  • Facebook workers suffer pain of stock's sharp sell-off

    08/19/2012 1:08:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Orlando Sentinel | August 18, 2012 | Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times
    <p>Facebook Inc. is in a world of hurt on Wall Street but its employees are also feeling the sting of the stock's sharp sell-off.</p> <p>For many staffers, the precipitous drop means their Facebook stock is not going to yield the returns they hoped, at least not right away. They have had to defer or downsize their dreams of buying a home or a new car.</p>
  • Veteran arrested by FBI and Secret Service for non-violent Facebook posts

    08/17/2012 7:05:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies
    examiner.com ^ | August. 17, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    Just released, a Marine Veteran, Brandon Raub who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was taken by FBI and Secret Service agents around 7 p.m. on August 15, 2012 for his patriotic non-violent Facebook postings. According to his mother on a radio talk show hosted by Josh Tolley, she said, “He was handcuffed, was not read his rights…I want that to be heard very clear. He was not read his rights…he was handcuffed, put in the back seat in Chesterfield County, Virginia police department vehicle. And um, he was taken to…directly to John Randall Psychiatric Hospital in Hopewell, Virginia and that...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Fmr. Marine Arrested by FBI for Patriotic Facebook Posts!

    08/17/2012 1:01:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Josh Tolley Channel ^ | Aug. 17, 2012 | Josh Tolley
    Former Marine Raub Brandon was taken by FBI and Secret Service last night (8/15/12) for his patriotic Facebook Posts. Now being held in mental hospital...DEVELOPING STORY!! Video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UCQ1VwhdRU&feature=player_profilepage
  • Facebook Falls to Under $20 per share

    08/16/2012 12:33:57 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Google Finance ^ | August 15, 2012 | Me
    The worst IPO evah continues not to disappoint. It has fallen below $20 a share. Just a reminder the IPO was at $38 and it popped to $42 on post-IPO. SUCKERS!