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Labour Rotorua faces up to finances…sort of

Labour Rotorua has taken the first step to dealing with any problem: admit it has a problem.

Well sort of. Shortly after Whaleoil released a leaked image of Labour Rotorua’s appalling financial state they turned to Facebook to beg for money.

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Of course they did it in a very weak manner, hiding it down the bottom of a list of things people could do.   Read more »

Twitter users don’t want anything changed: please keep running it at a loss

Most Twitter enthusiasts are actually the major reason why the platform is dying. ..that and the fact it doesn’t make any money.

It is full of bullies and nasty people, mostly left wing, all claiming outrage on an almost daily basis on the cause of the day.

Now they are upset that Twitter is wanting to make changes and they are outraged at the suggestion.

The hashtag #RIPTwitter became the top trending US item on Twitter after a report from BuzzFeed said the company is planning to change how it displays users’ tweets.

The BuzzFeed report, which went live on Friday night and did not disclose the source of its information, said the social media platform will reorder tweets to prioritize those it believes more users will want to see. Currently, Twitter arranges tweets in chronological order.

The response to the news on Twitter was overwhelmingly negative, with the hashtag #RIPTwitter suggesting many users of the micro-blogging site believe the changes would mean the death of the company.

Many users were upset that tweets from accounts with fewer followers could possibly be suppressed under the new system. Others complained that the changes would make Twitter too much like Facebook, which arranges content through the use of an algorithm.   Read more »

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Fascist Facebook [FIXED]

WARNING video contains offensive language.

 

In this video Facebook is called fascist.  A simple definition of  fascism is:

A way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government.

-merriam-webster.com

Facebook is not a government but they are now working with governments in Europe. Their job is to silence anyone who disagrees with mass immigration.They launched a $1.9 million campaign called the Initiative for Civil Courage  which is a task force to work alongside governments in Europe to silence anyone speaking out about refugees on Facebook.

They state that their aim is to remove hate speech from the site by finding and then removing comments that promote xenophobia. The reality is very different as hate speech against Jews and Israelis is tolerated while the exact same speech about Muslims or Islam is not. Make no mistake; this is about controlling the flow of information about what is really happening in Europe. It is not about xenophobia at all. Merkel is trying vainly to keep a lid on the powder keg that she has created. This is about censorship of information. Merkel has the MSM under control but she is trying to control social media as well.

Thankfully, social media is more powerful than any government. Every time one Facebook page is closed down another 10 will spring up.

Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg announced the new initiative and said, “The best cure for bad ideas are good ideas…The best remedy for hate is tolerance. Counter speech is incredibly strong — and it takes time, energy and courage.”

Counter speech is the new buzz word and the definition that springs to mind is propaganda. Also, last time I checked, the opposite of hate was love, not tolerance. Perhaps even Facebook can not bring themselves to love the people who are being criticised on Facebook. The best they can manage is tolerance. We tolerate bad things; no one tolerates good things. Sandberg’s own words reveal the reality of the situation. Bad things are happening inside Europe.

Face of the day

screenshot from youtube-Whaleoil.co.nz

screenshot from youtube-Whaleoil.co.nz

Today’s face of the day is a girl from Germany. She expressed her fear of fake refugees on facebook in a video this week and was censored by Facebook. She made it clear that she was not referring to genuine refugees as she felt that genuine refugees do not act in the way that many fake refugees act.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT -pamellageller.com

Hello, you can read the newspapers but this video is about the real situation in Germany. I would like to tell everyone about this on Youtube and Facebook. I am almost 16. I would like everyone to know what is going on, what I am authentically feeling at this moment.

And I am so scared everywhere. For example, if my family and I go out together, or if I see a movie with my friends. Usually I stay at home, but sometimes I stay out until 6 pm in winter, and it is so scary. It is just very hard to live day-to-day life as a woman.

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Twitter’s death will be by lawsuit

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In 2009 Twitter was sued by an NFL sports coach who was annoyed at a spoof account mocking him. As a result they changed their operation and their rules.

Since then there have been other cases, some legal and others very public, such as GamerGate, attacks on women in the UK and general bullying. All the issues have resulted in a tightening of the rules.

In April 2015 they changed the rules again, this time with a focus on the promotion of terrorism:

By April, in another page separate from the Rules, the company also prohibited “threatening or promoting terrorism,” as well as “promot[ing] violence against others… on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, or disability.”

Twitter wasn’t using the term “hate speech,” but the company had effectively banned hate speech.

When asked for comment, a Twitter spokesperson contested this characterization, saying the company does not prohibit hate speech. “‘Hateful conduct’ differs from ‘hate speech’ in that the latter focuses on words. It’s the incitement to violence that we’re prohibiting. Offensive content and controversial viewpoints are still permitted on Twitter.”

Twitter is correct in that their definition of “hateful conduct” does not span quite as broadly as the hate speech prohibited in many European jurisdictions. But given that a viewpoint-based restriction on inciting speech is something that’s alien to American law, and the “hateful conduct” classification looks just like a subset of hate speech, it seems a bit like splitting hairs here.

No doubt there were questions around the language in the rest of the April update. By August, the company had reformulated the phrasing to clarify that it definitely included indirect threats, marking a massive departure from the original rules set out in 2009, which had explicitly limited the prohibition on threats to “direct” and “specific” threats.

Indeed, the new ban on indirect threats contradicted the Rules page, which used the “direct, specific threats” phrasing it had inherited from 2009. But other support pages clarified that Twitter prohibited not only hate speech and indirect threats, but also the “incitement” of harassment—speech that wasn’t a threat per se, but was intended to result in threats regardless.

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Why didn’t she just slap the old trout in the face?

Photo/ NZ Herald

Photo/ NZ Herald

Forget social media, there is a far better way to deal with obnoxious busy-bodies…a slap in face usually does the trick.

A storm has erupted on social media after yet another example of a woman being berated by a stranger for breastfeeding in public has emerged.

Deijah Cook, 21, has claimed she was publicly shamed by a woman for feeding her three month old son, Coby, in a Tauranga supermarket on January 7.

“My son had been crying for a good 10 minutes in there and I was just trying to hurry up and get out the other end so I wouldn’t have to feed him in the supermarket and then I just couldn’t listen to him crying anymore,” she said.    Read more »

Twitter in its desperate death throes

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Twitter is considering giving even more space to hateful, nasty, mostly left-wing Twittter users.

The global Twitterati have set their sights on Twitter, widely decrying a reported plan by the microblogging site to blow out its length limit to as much as 10,000 characters.

The plan, first reported by Re/code late on Tuesday, sparked huge traffic on the hashtag #Twitter10k, with most of the posts there pleading for Twitter not to lift its long-standing 140-character limit.

“Dear Twitter, Let’s not,” wrote Lab Girl in a typically concise post.   Read more »

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Turn your damn phone off

It is the holiday season and there is evidence that constantly checking your emails on your smart phone may be doing you some damage.

The secret to happiness is to turn off your smartphone email app according to psychologists, who warn that constant updates have become a “toxic source of stress”.

Technology that puts people at the continuous beck and call of their emails has created a culture where people feel they must be constantly available for work, according to research.

As a result, an “unwritten organisational etiquette” has become ingrained in the workplace and employees have developed habits which are bad for their emotional well-being.

Studies have found that continuously checking and reading emails due to a “push notification” feature, which alerts users to new messages even when they are not in their Mail app, produces tension and worry. Experts recommend that switching off the Mail app on your mobile device will alleviate anxiety.    Read more »

I’m not sure this guy should be a teacher

Anti-semite and Teaching graduate Rob Pulling was a builder then an early childhood teacher. Now he's aiming for primary but can't find a permanent job in Hamilton.

Anti-semite and Teaching graduate Rob Pulling was a builder then an early childhood teacher. Now he’s aiming for primary but can’t find a permanent job in Hamilton.

Rob Pulling is a school teacher. It is a provisional registration, but he is a registered teacher.

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In July, this guy was looking for references.

At the University of Waikato, a large teacher education provider, about 350 new teachers graduated in April.

That covers students in Hamilton, Tauranga and distance learners, but numbers were down on the usual.

Waikato graduate Rob Pulling finished studying in November 2014 and is still seeking a job in Hamilton.

“With so many people applying for one position your CV would have to be something quite special,” he said.

His aim is to teach at year five to six level, but said he’d do anything if it meant a job.

Some of the people he studied with were already looking for work in other industries, he said.   Read more »

Face of the day

 

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Actress Mayim Bialik told Facebook users that if her Zionism causes them not to want to follow her on social media, “By all means don’t.” PHOTO- kveller.com

Actress Mayim Bialik told Facebook users that if her Zionism causes them not to want to follow her on social media, “By all means don’t.”

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik took to Facebook…to condemn those boycotting her on social media due to her pro-Israel beliefs.

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