Links and More – January 13, 2013

gEEk humor:  The White House responded to an online petition to build  a Death Star by 2016.  Their response was hilarious:

This Isn’t the Petition Response You’re Looking For | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government.

Gut-Laugh funny video:  “Legends in their own mind.” – Video Compilation from Carl.

I attempted to further ween myself off of facebook by installing friendica on my web hosting account.  The requirements to use SSL are going to cost me more than I want to spend, and it doesn’t completely work correctly yet because I don’t have the connectors functional, but this is the direction I think we need to go.  Facebook will fall out of favor soon enough, because they are beholden to shareholders to maximize profit.  (it is actually a legal responsibility called fiduciary)  As alternate platforms develop with features that focus on benefiting the user instead of the corporation, I think they will eventually replace the big centralized tools.  Friendica connects with all other platforms:  facebook, twitter, tumblr, and even diaspora.  The idea is that all these decentralized ‘nodes’ all talk the same language and interact with each other…. a convergence of content and functionality, so you aren’t beholden to any one system and you have complete control and ownership of your content.

My friendica profile:

My diaspora profile:

Pictures / Posters / Political Propaganda:

If the colonists had been limited to crossbows that they had registered with the king’s government in London, while the British troops used gunpowder when they fought us here, George Washington and Jefferson would have been captured and hanged.

From David Callaway:

This morning while listening to “Wheels With Ed Wallace,” I heard Ed tell an interesting story that I had never heard. This was a story about a group of recently-returned WW2 veterans who took up arms against a corrupt sheriff and his deputies who used abused their authority and tampered with an election. If you didn’t hear the story, read this article.


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One Response to Links and More – January 13, 2013

  1. mojo elvis says:

    Livejournal and blogs are what led me to facebook long ago…. if facebook doesn’t understand it’s customer and userbase AND PRIVACY, we will drift away…

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