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Coupons, Social Media and Harvesting YOUR Data

As the year ends and we look back on 2018 as the year that Social Media let us down, it is also a good time to look at the ways we helped leak our own data, and privacy.

HARVESTING HOAXES

Social Media platforms are rife with all sorts of hoaxes. $50 coupon from Costco, $150 dollar coupon from Kohls. Just like our page and share it with all of your friends, oh, and be sure to fill out the form at this link so we can send you your coupon. (Spoiler Alert: They won't send you anything.)

The Human Factor

Humanity

The California fires are causing untold, unfathomable amounts of suffering, hardship, and loss. They're also revealing some stark truths that people - be they customers, business owners, government officials, or average citizens - must confront, assess, and respond to.

When businesses try to increase efficiency, save money, reduce headcount & overhead, they can often lose their "soul" - stripping out humanity can do that to any organization, to any group, to any gathering.

Paradise needs help - #WildfireRedemption

What can we do to help?

There are problems that should be easily solved but are not, but with lots of us pressuring companies to do the right thing, we can make the situation easier.

COMCAST

For folks that are trying to contact Comcast, or wondering why your service has been 'restored' to a home you are not allowed to (or can't) return to. I spoke with Comcast.

Kavanaugh has a Past that not just Dr. Ford Remembers

I first ran across a Tweet from this person, and then a Facebook post - both since deleted. This person went to school with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and knew Brett Kavanaugh and his friend - Judge. Her recollections of this time are important to the conversation we are having about a Supreme Court Nominee. 

There is little doubt left that this incident happened, and the fact that Kavanaugh has to lie about it instead of owning up to his deplorable behaviour shows a serious lack of integrity.

Space Force?

Asteroids

So, Donald wants a SPACE FORCE. Remarks yesterday by 45's #1 sidekick (His VP) would seem to indicate that Donald thinks he can militarize space.

"As President Trump has said, in his words, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space — we must have American dominance in space. And so we will," Pence said. "Space is, in his words, a war-fighting domain just like land and air and sea."

Just What Is "Breitbarting"?

Though O'Keefe styles himself in following the tradition of the muckrakers of a century ago, the purpose of breitbarting is quite different. Instead of exposing corruption, the purpose of brietbarting is to present the appearance of corruption. This is what O'Keefe, with diminishing success, tries to do. This was what made Breitbart famous before his untimely death.

19 Days

Flip the House, Flip the Senate

Flip the House, Flip the Senate

The following list of candidates are Democratic incumbents or challengers that need our support. and the URL to sign up to help with this final push in the campaigns.

Some thoughts on Social Media

Social Media plays a large part in our lives, allowing us to connect and share with people all over the world. It has also become a major source of stress in the Age of Trump.

Facebook (and Twitter to a degree) are our virtual living rooms. You invite people in to visit, not to argue or cause chaos. You are not obligated to "be nice" to people that come on your Facebook page and cause chaos, the same way you are not obligated to "be nice" to people that come into your living room and cause chaos.