Facebook works to remove anti-gay hate speech

Facebook works to remove anti-gay hate speech – Facebook is working with a gay-advocacy group to reduce the amount of hate speech and bullying on the online social hub.

Anti-gay bullying has been in the spotlight recently after the suicides of several gay teenagers, including Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi, garnered national attention. According to police, the 19-year-old jumped off the George Washington Bridge after his roommate secretly recorded him with another male student and distributed video online.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation says it reached out to Facebook last week after Internet bullies flooded a page it set up to honor teens who recently killed themselves in response to anti-gay hate. Facebook says its policies prohibit hateful content and it has systems in place to take down such posts as soon as possible. ( Associated Press )

Tauhid, lifestyle, beautiful, enjoy, life, succeed, luxurious, good, money, find, paying, spectacle, life, investment, pregnancy, files, compatibility, love, live, blogs


Advertisements

Oprah Winfrey sending ‘Daily Show’ audience to DC

Oprah Winfrey sending ‘Daily Show‘ audience to DC – Oprah Winfrey surprised audience members at Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Thursday by saying she’s sending them to Washington, D.C. this month. That’s where host Jon Stewart is hosting his “Rally to Restore Sanity” in politics.


The daytime talk queen is famous for treating her audience to trips. Last month she gave people attending the first episode of her final season a trip Down Under.


She appeared via satellite Thursday on “The Daily Show” and told audience members to open red envelopes under their chairs.


Stewart planned the Oct. 30 rally shortly after Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck held one in Washington. Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert joked Thursday that his talk show host character would join Stewart and rename the event the “Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear.” ( Associated Press )

Tauhid, lifestyle, beautiful, enjoy, life, succeed, luxurious, good, money, find, paying, spectacle, life, investment, pregnancy, files, compatibility, love, live, blogs


Pastor ( Terry Jones ) wins car for canceling Quran burning

Pastor ( Terry Jones ) wins car for canceling Quran burning – With the passage of time, the antics of Terry Jones — the grandly mustachioed Christian fundamentalist preacher who threatened to hold a Quran-burning on 9/11 — are beginning to look more and more like a real-life episode of “Let’s Make a Deal.”


Back in the days leading up to the 9/11 anniversary, a New Jersey car dealer named Brad Benson made Jones a peculiar offer: call off the Quran-burning in exchange for a new car. Even though Jones did eventually cancel the universally condemned plan, Benson didn’t actually expect Jones to take him up on the offer. Benson is something of a specialist in putting together outlandish publicity stunts in order to get people chattering about his dealership–for example, he’d previously offered Saddam Hussein a new car if the dictator would flee Iraq.


Jones’ representative “said unless I was doing false advertising, they would like to arrange to pick up the car,” Benson told the AP’s Brad DeFalco. Thinking that the whole thing might be a hoax, Benson asked to see a copy of Jones’ driver’s license. Sure enough, the regionally renowned publicity stunt artist was indeed being contacted by the world-famous publicity stunt artist, seeking to take ownership of a new car.


After some deliberation, Benson–a former lineman for the New York Giants–resolved to stay true to his word and hand over a 2011 Hyundai Accent, which retails for $14,200. The Islam-baiting pastor will have to travel to South Brunswick, N.J., to claim it at the dealership. Since all Benson promised Jones was a new car, some of the locals are suggesting he prank the wacky preacher by painting something on the car that’d get under his skin–something like, say, a few passages from the Quran.


Jones told the Associated Press that he’s not taking the car as a personal gift, and instead plans to donate it to an organization that helps abused Muslim women.


He may want to rethink that plan, though. After all, officials in Jones’ home city of Gainesville, Fla., are seeking to collect more than $200,000 in expenses associated with the increased security efforts sparked by Jones’ antics. If nothing else, Jones might be able to use a spacious new car to beat a hasty retreat when city auditors come to collect. ( Associated Press )

Tauhid, lifestyle, beautiful, enjoy, life, succeed, luxurious, good, money, find, paying, spectacle, life, investment, pregnancy, files, compatibility, love, live, blogs


Teenage girls are thumbing their way to new texting records ahead of boys

Teenage girls are thumbing their way to new texting records ahead of boys – It turns out that teens are texting pretty much all the time. Precisely, they are on average sending and receiving text messages every 10 minutes of every waking hour of every day of the year, according to a new study released by Nielsen.


According to the report on cellphone use in the second quarter of the year, Nielsen found that teenage girls are thumbing their way to new texting records ahead of boys. In total, cellphone users ages 13 to 17 sent and received an average of 3,339 texts a month, up 8 percent from the second quarter of 2009. Girls averaged 4,050 texts, and boys sent 2,539.

Text messaging – because of ease of use and fast transmission – is what 43 percent of teenagers say is their primary use for a cellphone. That’s why, according to Nielsen, the first they thing look for in a phone is a QWERTY raised keyboard, as opposed to touch screens. Two years ago they said the primary reason for having a cellphone was for safety factors.

And teens are using more Internet applications. Because of more picture messaging, gaming and e-mail, the average data consumed by teens rose to 62 megabytes in the second quarter compared with 14 megabytes in the second quarter of 2009. ( washingtonpost.com )

Alex Jones Infowars Moneybomb and Richmond surprisingly top news

Alex Jones Infowars Moneybomb and Richmond surprisingly top news. First Alex Jones, the controversial internet star, apparently is in trouble. While he has the traffic from his far-flung web business, Jones is not earning enough livable money. Infowars Moneybomb is an effort to change that. But why is he in trouble and what’s Richmond got to do with it.

According to Alex Jones’ past work, for example his blasts about reverse racism focusing on people no one ever heard of and elevating it to news, he gets a lot of attention. But Alex has never shown a number of advetisers on his site to make that effort translate to revenue. Infowars Moneybomb is an internet event that it doesn’t seem a lot of people are going to turn to. But the approach should be used by Richmond California to raise money for job training efforts – if the current mayor, Gayle McLaughlin, would be supportive of an idea not her own.

Because of that, the buzz in Richmond is around the candidacy of Maria Viramontes and Myrna Lopez. Two candidates Alex Jones would approve of. Viramontes and Lopez have been working to create good paying jobs that will drive economic development in Richmond. Viramontes and Lopez will listen to Richmond voters and support the issues they care about, including public safety and crime, jobs and education.

Viramontes and Lopez, two candidates for City Council in Richmond, California, who deserve their own Infowars Moneybomb. ( zennie2005.blogspot.com )