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Sometimes it’s NOT how you say it, but WHAT you say!

Two days ago East Haven, Connecticut Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. told residents in his city that they should eat more taco’s to support East Haven Latinos and on Thursday his message was tested when a group of Latino activists sent 500 taco’s to the mayors office… Read More

Politics and Social Media

With advent of social media its now easier than ever to speak your mind.  The other night while watching President Obama’s State of the Union Address (one of the few presidential speeches I watch regularly) I could not help but notice the increased amount of ‘chatter’ on Facebook and Twitter.  Some of it funny, some of it supportive, some of it political and some of it nasty.

I’m sure there were a few “un-friendings” and “un-follows” because of differing political views and statements.  I actually like to hear what other people have to say.  It helps me better understand who they are as a person and so far I have not seen anything that I would particularly take offense to .  I may disagree with the opinion or statement but that’s my right to do so.

These disagreements are not new to society but using social media as a platform to voice your opinion exposes you to a larger audience and the potential to reach (or offend) a lot more too.  I can’t wait until the elections roll around.  it’s going to be interesting to read what people are saying and hop other people react to it!

 

 

Fundraising – No Agenda Show

Hopefully, by now, most of you know what a Podcast is.  Believe it or not I was part of the Man Fights Back podcast a while back.  We ended up recording 44 episodes before putting things on pause for a while.  Hopefully we’ll get to a point where we can start recording again.

Publishing a podcast is a lot of work.  Coming up with material, time to record, time to edit, time to produce and, most importantly, building your audience.  Adam Curry and John C. Dvorak at the No Agenda Show podcast have figured all of this out and find time to publish 2 episodes a week totaling 5+ hours of content.  They give the show away and only ask for donations to keep the show going.  As of  January 15, 2012 they’ve recorded 374 shows, along with a few special episodes.

Donations of $50 or more get their name or organization mentioned in the show.  The top two donations for each episode get Executive Producer and Associate Executive Producer credits.  It’s all turned out to be a pretty cool concept.  Individuals who accumulate $1000 (or more) worth of donations (or donate it all at once) get a special “Knighthood” designation and customized ‘hit them in the mouth’ ring complete with old-fashioned envelope sealing wax that you can make an impression in with the ring.

The No Agenda Show is hard to describe but it covers a lot of current events and things you don’t hear about in the mainstream media.  The discussions are lively and often times very humorous especially with all of the musical jingles and memes.  The show notes are a treasure trove of links and media clips that allow you to dig deeper into the topics you find interesting.  I’ve gotten a lot of ideas for the IndyScan.com blog posts from this podcast.

I’ve been planning on donating to the show for a while now but thought it might be kind of neat to pool together some donations from IndyScan.com readers and submit them on the behalf of IndyScan.com and its followers.  The goal is to add a little more money to what I was going to donate ($100) and get some press for the blog.

Starting today I’m going to place a special donation button on the IndyScan.com site and will take contributions (via PayPal) until February 29, 2011.  Every penny contributed will be added to my donation and submitted to the no Agenda Show for inclusion in one of the early March shows.

I hope you have a chance to check out the No Agenda Show and find it something you want to listen to and make a donations towards.

You can also donate from this blog entry:

 

 

 

 

You say SOPA, I say PIPA, Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off!

FightForTheFuture.org has one of the best explanations on how SOPA and/or PIPA could have an impact on all of us if either one passes.  Remember back in 1998 when the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was all the rage & still ended up getting passed?  Although it’s not in the news everyday the DMCA still has an impact on US citizens with the take-down notices and prosecution of innocent people.

Please watch the video below and let me know what you think in the comments section.

Do the Freemasons Run Facebook?

Happy Sunday morning everyone!  I love Sunday mornings.  It’s a time where the family sleeps in and I spend some quiet time reflecting on the past week and preparing for another exciting seven days.

There’s nothing like a good conspiracy theory to get the mind thinking about all kinds of crazy stuff.  I shared the following on Facebook a few days ago & have thought about it ever since.

From a profile of Mark Zuckerberg on Forbes.com:

What the CIA failed to do in 60 years, Zuck has done in 7: knowing what 800 million people–more than 10% of the world’s population–think, read and listen to, plus who they know, what they like and where they live, travel, vote, shop, worship. U.S. users spend more time on Facebook–on average 6.3 hours a month–than on any other site.

Is it possible that Facebook (a once private Social Network) is run by the Freemasons (a private Social Network)?  Of course it’s possible and Zuckerberg could be at the 33rd level.

There have always been strong ties between the US Government and the Free Masons.  The “All Seeing Eye” is on our currency after all.  It isn’t surprising the US Government (CIA, NSA, et al) have a HUGE interest in the information we all freely share with our “friends”.

On episode 353 of the “No Agenda” podcast Adam discussed the similarities of the “Two Ball Cane” to the Facebook logo:

Sometimes the truth is staring us right in the face every day

So what do you think?  Is Facebook just another company that’s found its Niche in Society or is it part of a greater evil that’s taking the opportunity to gather as much information on you as possible?

As an aside (and a bit of humor) you can see below it’s easy to change an existing logo to make a new one with a completely different meaning:

I love the Death Star/Wikipedia comparison