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Everything We Know About Facebook´s
Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment

Atlantic, by Robinson Meyer

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 6/29/2014 4:56:03 AM

Facebook’s News Feed—the main list of status updates, messages, and photos you see when you open Facebook on your computer or phone—is not a perfect mirror of the world. But few users expect that Facebook would change their News Feed in order to manipulate their emotional state. We now know that’s exactly what happened two years ago. For one week in January 2012, data scientists skewed what almost 700,000 Facebook users saw when they logged into its service. Some people were shown content with a preponderance of happy and positive words; some were shown content analyzed as sadder than average.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 6/29/2014 5:19:52 AM     (No. 9903955)

I despise Facebook and all the viruses embedded in it. All Facebook got out of this was low-fo retarded manipulation.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 6/29/2014 6:11:51 AM     (No. 9903975)

I shut mine down two years ago. Had no use for it. By the way, Suckerberg is behind this rush for the border. I recommend that everyone boycott Facebook. Put this creep out of business.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 6/29/2014 6:26:11 AM     (No. 9903982)

This experiment was done for a reason. 700K subjects is a lot.

I have no doubt this will be used in a future election, or if the citizenry needs to be controlled.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: planetgeo, 6/29/2014 7:10:36 AM     (No. 9904018)

So in other words, the political ideologues behind Facebook are trying to turn it into Mindbook. Ultimately, they´re interested not just in providing you with a place to post your pictures and connect with family and friends, but also in manipulating how you think and feel.

And in particular, they want you to think and feel more leftist. It´s no longer just a "social network," it´s becoming a political network.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: M2, 6/29/2014 7:11:57 AM     (No. 9904020)

There is a book worth reading. It was written in 1974 and right now is VERY pricey. "Subliminal Seduction" by Wilson Bryan Key was about how advertising slips unnoticeable manipulation into the ads and photos you see. It was ridiculed at the time as being paranoid.

I read it and can tell you it was the beginning of this sort of "secret mood manipulation" you see on Facebook and everywhere else. There are experts trained specifically to manipulate your reactions to what appear to be harmless images.

Now Facebook (and almost everything else we see coming out of the media and advertising) use those techniques.

The book is worth reading. It forever changed the way I viewed everything I saw which was designed to sell me something or to create a mood within my mind.

This is sinister stuff and people get rich from it.

While L.Com people probably are wise to this sort of thing (maybe), the lofos are not. This mood manipulation cuts across every facet of our daily life. Once you know how to see it, it will make you more aware when you´re being had by the images you see, whether in media, politics ("optics") or advertising, business, even religion.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 6/29/2014 7:32:10 AM     (No. 9904039)

I dunno, I use FB to stay in touch with my kids and g-kids. It is a remarkable medium and beats the heck out of waiting for a phone call.

I don´t get my news from FB or yahoo, heck, I don´t even know what a "newsfeed" is. I tend no to pay attention to such things.

But I am not surprised at the idea we might be being manipulated...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: privateer, 6/29/2014 7:40:32 AM     (No. 9904052)

Facistbook is socialist media in action. Good idea, 5, too bad it´s pricey. But here´s a thought: if enough people say they´d like to see: "Subliminal Seduction" by Wilson Bryan Keyz available on the Kindle reader, perhaps they will cut a deal with the author to make it so. Would sure help to spread the news!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Catherine, 6/29/2014 8:05:11 AM     (No. 9904067)

I tried to be interested in Facebook. Made up a name or two. But there were just too many things going on at once and with my limited computer skills, I lost interest. Fast! I have friends that post to me everything they bake. Now why do I want to see that? I tell them all I´m not doing Facebook, and still they send. I did sneak peeks at a few people I was curious about, but I haven´t used FB in years and don´t intend to.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Historybuff, 6/29/2014 8:07:51 AM     (No. 9904072)

It always amazed me that people who wailed about the Patriot Act, merrily posted every bit of minutia about themselves and their locations, etc. for the world to see on FB.

Me? No FB, I´m just not that interesting.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Kitty Myers, 6/29/2014 8:10:47 AM     (No. 9904074)

I see mood manipulation used to herd people like cattle into buying all sorts of stuff, often putting themselves into consumer debt. Look at how every iPhone user salivates until the latest version is released. How about the latest celebrity sneakers? How much of what you buy is due to subliminal I-can´t-live-without-it manipulation?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/29/2014 8:12:22 AM     (No. 9904076)

I signed up for Facebook a few years ago when I was in charge of locating lost high school classmates for a reunion. I still have the account but rarely use it for much of anything. I do check the Facebook pages for various relatives, however. It´s nice to keep up with their activities.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 6/29/2014 8:28:38 AM     (No. 9904099)

I posted this article on facebook. We´ll see if they let it stand.
Like most grandmothers I signed on because my daughter did not want to have to email me with new pictures of the grandkids.
When I signed up I did not give them my true birthday, so it looks as if I am in my 90s. So the ads they show me are for old people products. ;)
But I never click on those surveys about "how Texan are you?" or "which disney character are you?" NSA is probably trying to collect a full profile on all of us.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: congar, 6/29/2014 8:58:41 AM     (No. 9904118)

One more leftist experiment at the expense of the general public. A leftist thinks we are no more than guinea pigs to be used to enhance their ability to control the unwashed. The unwashed includes anyone who fails to goose step their every belief no matter how minute. No doubt their masters at the White House were informed of every detail.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: bpl40, 6/29/2014 9:26:21 AM     (No. 9904157)

FB is an abomination. Gross abuse of technology that is heavily skewed on the side of the abusers. Users don´t have a chance. BTW Subliminal Seduction available on Abe´s Books for around twenty bucks.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Daisymay, 6/29/2014 9:43:04 AM     (No. 9904176)

I am on FB a few times a day. I catch up with kids, grandkids and friends who live in other states. I love the pictures and occasionally I post them myself. I ignore everything else, sometimes even deleting their stuff if I have the option to do so. I gave them the minimum of info when registering. They´re always after me to "update" my info, but I won´t! None of their business where I went to High School!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Pros7767, 6/29/2014 9:45:07 AM     (No. 9904178)

Facebook is dying. The kids have moved on to Instagram.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: philsner, 6/29/2014 9:57:53 AM     (No. 9904197)

Consider the source: The Atlantic.

Remember, left wingers still think they can create a liberal Rush Limbaugh.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: geronimo, 6/29/2014 10:07:20 AM     (No. 9904205)

5, I don´t know how pricey VERY is, but a book search site gives two locations where an ´acceptable´ copy is available for $43. If you want a ´like new´, that will cost you more.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Previouslyon24, 6/29/2014 10:12:08 AM     (No. 9904208)

It´s not just FB. Think Google, Yahoo, Linkd, and many more. Also think ´08 and ´12 presidential election, Arab Spring, Libya, S. American immigration, White House, MSM and the alphabets, and you have manipulation on a grand scale. How else could something as stupid as Climate Change ever take hold. There´s bogus science and no data to support results, yet it´s the rationalization for high price energy and stagnant economies world wide.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: trapper, 6/29/2014 10:22:33 AM     (No. 9904227)

You are what you eat.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: enuf8, 6/29/2014 10:55:53 AM     (No. 9904274)

Ad Block works for me.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nightvision, 6/29/2014 11:23:01 AM     (No. 9904302)

#5, I read that book when it came out.
I, too, though it a bit over the top at the time, but never dismissed it completely.

Never signed up for FB.
Was suspicious from the get-go.
And in my personal circle, the ones pushing it the hardest were ones I view as a bit "dim".


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Reply 23 - Posted by: oldbuffalo, 6/29/2014 11:27:08 AM     (No. 9904310)

Never benn on it, never will. I realize I´m probably one of the last knuckle dragging, mouth breathing Neanderthals around . So be it.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: snakeoil, 6/29/2014 11:28:51 AM     (No. 9904313)

I´m not on Facebook because I couldn´t deal with the psychological trauma of being Unfriended. But, I am a lurker. Many of the Facebook pages I check out are interesting, entertaining, and informative. Can´t get excited about this. I can´t be manipulated. As long as there is a single liberal in an elected or appointed position I´m in a bad mood.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: MDConservative, 6/29/2014 11:36:17 AM     (No. 9904321)

I was wondering why I suddenly had this insatiable need to eat popcorn...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 6/29/2014 11:45:46 AM     (No. 9904328)

That´s me sitting beside you, #23.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 6/29/2014 12:32:33 PM     (No. 9904375)

Facebook feeds a population starving from Sally Fields Syndrome: "They like me! They really like me!!!" I subscribed with a phony name several years ago and looked at the page once. Ever since then, I get two to three emails a week, addressed to that phony name and trying to entice me to see who my new "friends" are. It´s also frighteningly amazing how "out of the blue" they have connected me with names of co-workers and even classmates from 40 years ago. No thanks.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 6/29/2014 12:57:07 PM     (No. 9904400)

#5 - When "Subliminal Seduction" came out it was assigned reading in my Psych 101 general education course. My professor took it seriously and taught it as a warning. It changed the way I looked at advertising since that class. I was blessed to have had so many conservative professors, and this was at California State University Northridge (BA - History).

Most of the professors in the early ´70s were WWII vets and the rabid socialists were still teaching assistants and grad students. I was probably in the last cohort that actually studied real history.

I started a Facebook page in 2010 to sell my book, "Tea Party: American Revolution 2.0" (available on Amazon - shameless plug). I sold about 100 copies from working the site a few hours every day for about 18 months. The day after the 2012 re-immaculation of zippy I cancelled it. Overall I found Facebook to be intrusive and I tired of the "progressive" trolls and their vitriol.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: peterfleming, 6/29/2014 1:47:08 PM     (No. 9904457)

Most entrepreneurs simply want to bring their innovative product to market and supply the market with their genius.
Zuckerberg wants more. Zuckerberg wants to create the power to control and integrate government force.
Remember, Mussolini combined big government with big corporations. and originated fascism, the privilege making combination of the two big forces. Hitler´s Germany got its
power combining corporations with a powerful government.
Also called fascism. Franklin Roosevelt admired the power created by Hitler and Mussolini, and instigated his own form of fascism, as President of this great country. We are a fascist nation with our big corporations working within government lobbied privilege, to the exclusion of everyone else.
Zuckerberg fits right into the abuse of his corporate success, turning it into corporate power, and interlocking with government abusive power EXACTLY as exemplified by his current, repeatd, attempts to force the alien invaders to gain legal status.A destructive blow to America
Look for Zuckerberg to become more dangerous to all of his customers. Where do these Reid, Feinstein, Puglosi, Zuckerberg fiendish people come from ? Unhappy childhoods?


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Reply 30 - Posted by: Smart11344, 6/29/2014 2:26:32 PM     (No. 9904483)

That untrustworthy socialist, Zuckerberg, sure loves to line his pockets with other people´s money as he betrays them in unthinkable ways.
The man disgusts me.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: penelopewaits, 6/29/2014 2:52:06 PM     (No. 9904509)

all these words are making me depressed………..

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Reply 32 - Posted by: steph_gray, 6/29/2014 2:56:36 PM     (No. 9904515)

I became an extremely sophisticated and savvy user of FB years ago in order to do local marketing and networking for my music. That´s its primary purpose for me. I probably do more manipulation of my friends´ moods on their news feeds ("Come on out and see my band tonight - great food, great drinks, great music, you know you want to, happy face etc") than any silly study. I don´t fear Zuckerberg and I use the medium for my own purposes quite successfully.

Like everything else, it´s a tool. Be careful how you use it, aware of the pressures (thanks for this article), and be confident that we´re smart enough to deal with whatever goes on. I never use apps or quizzes because they data mine, I laugh at the foolish ads they show me, and get plenty of good stuff out despite their attempts to bend me to their will. I enjoy it. ;-)

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Ken M., 6/29/2014 2:59:22 PM     (No. 9904518)

#5, long before "Subliminal Seduction", there was "The Hidden Persuaders", back in the ´50s.

If it´s still available, it would be dirt cheap, and with the same info, maybe more.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: so_free_me, 6/29/2014 3:04:58 PM     (No. 9904526)

When my kids and grand kids and nieces and missionary friends in Asia and so on choose not to use FB I´ll give it up too. But for now it is an invaluable way to keep in touch and I also do my best to portray a conservative world view to those friends out there who otherwise have no exposure to conservatism. Mind you, I hate this abuse of power, but I doubt I noticed it at the time.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 6/29/2014 3:23:50 PM     (No. 9904537)

Bye Bye Facebook. Have a very painful demise.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Pinchem, 6/29/2014 3:30:18 PM     (No. 9904544)

In spite of warnings that people are stealing pictures and using them for nefarious purposes must mean nothing to the stupids.

People are still dumb enough to put their family pictures, especially of their children and grandchildren on FB. Then DO NOT complain when you find out your child or grandchild has been used, some of them on porn sites.

A lady who used to work with my daughter died a month ago. Already someone has taken the lady´s picture, created a page on FB, using the picture and doing fundraising for a sick lady. They are even sending out friend notices to people who knew the lady. They were reported to law enforcement.

Would that make you proud if she had been your relative? STOP being gullible and dumb. If you continue to use FB or any of the social media, then you deserve whatever befalls you, your family or your children. You have been warned again.




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Reply 37 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 6/29/2014 5:32:33 PM     (No. 9904660)

Don´t do Facebook, and never will. But I know the study is true by looking at myself. If I watch the news, by dinnertime I am grumpy and bad-tempered. If I don´t, I am in a good mood. Increasingly, due to the situation today, reading my favorite blog does the same thing. Sorry, Mrs. L. No reflection on you, just the world

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Jloophole, 6/29/2014 6:48:40 PM     (No. 9904716)



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Reply 39 - Posted by: Jloophole, 6/29/2014 6:55:55 PM     (No. 9904726)

I read "Subliminal Seduction" decades ago. It was fascinating. I still remember the images of ice cubes that had naked women in them. Or people having sex, or something along those lines. These were liquor ads. It changed how I looked at print advertising- I was always looking for the images in ads after that.

I´m not sure who FB´s target audience is these days, there are very few young people on there anymore- but I´m never unhappy or grumpy using it. In fact, some stories are just the best on there- I doubt I would have found out about BLT at Noah´s Ark Animal Sanctuary - google it if you want a smile. Cutest trio ever. =)

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Reply 40 - Posted by: bedub, 6/29/2014 11:39:41 PM     (No. 9904914)

I signed up for FB to keep track of kids and grandkids. No info and a picture of a tree. I very rarely log on, and kids know if it´s important they need to call me or email me. Whenever I do log on to FB, it´s always different from the last time and I find that very annoying.


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Reply 41 - Posted by: smcchk, 6/29/2014 11:43:57 PM     (No. 9904917)

I love Facebook. I use a little known nickname and keep my settings very private so random folks can not "find" me. Only close friends and family are my "friends."
I do watch the Newsfeed just to know that Yahoo! News is alive and definitely liberal.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: grace1798, 6/30/2014 5:34:44 AM     (No. 9904992)

I am trying to figure out WHY so many people want to go on Facebook and even get hooked on Facebook when they cannot even get along anywhere at anytime? I cannot figure out people. They judge harshly all the time but whatever they do, even if it´s terribly wrong, is always OKAY. I´m so sick of these behaviors in people. Best to avoid them at this stage of this world that´s gone mad. But they continue to go into these insane social networks picking at one another and happy they get to do that. Is that sick or what? ew.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 6/30/2014 5:51:28 AM     (No. 9905001)

#39, I read it year´s ago, too, and found it fascinating. It goes to show you the power of the ad agencies. The section about some baby doll company stuck in my mind (not Mattel). Now they manipulate us to accept global warming and the gay agenda, and their clients, giant corporations, are filled with liberals who go along with what they sell them.

I quit FB on the night of November 7, 2012 after posting a sarcastic thank you to all the stupid people who voted for Barack Obama. It seems I offended some people. Too bad. The page is still up but I haven´t been on since. My husband and older daughter deleted their pages completely but not before de-friending several liberals.

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I took a look back at the current crisis of illegal Central American minors in the Weekly Standard article “Disorder at the border,” published in this past Friday in the new issue of the magazine. In retrospect, I think that the events of the preceding days fixed these issues in the public mind and culminated in President Obama’s notable address following his meeting in Dallas with Governor Perry. Obama had resisted the meeting with Perry, as he resisted visiting the border along the Rio Grande. In Dallas and Austin for big-buck fundraisers with his conspicuously wealthy friends, Obama was ultimately shamed

When the GOP takes the Senate
The Hill [DC], by Judd Gregg    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/15/2014 4:52:19 AM     Post Reply
Conventional wisdom is clear that the next Congress has a considerable likelihood of being a Republican Congress. That same consensus also holds that if the GOP does indeed take control, the next two years will be marked by confrontation with the White House and even less actual legislative action than the present Congress has accomplished. To be fair, there is some compelling logic behind these conclusions. President Obama has clearly opted out of the role of governing through legislation. He has become the most defensive president since at least World War II, blaming the Congress not just for all the ills of the



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First wave of deportations begins amid
immigration crisis: Plane-loads of children and
single mothers are returned to Central America
from overwhelmed New Mexico detention center

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Daily Mail [UK], by Reuters & AP Reporter    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:59:57 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. deported Honduran children as young as 1-1/2 years old on Monday in the first flight since President Obama pledged to speed up the process of sending back illegal immigrant minors from Central America. Fleeing violence and poverty, record numbers of children from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have crossed into the United States over the past year, sparking intense debate about how to solve the problem. Monday´s flight from New Mexico to San Pedro Sula, the city with the highest murder rate in the world, returned 17 Honduran women, as well as 12 girls and nine boys, aged

New emergency alert system will give
Obama the power to flip a switch and
address the entire nation at once

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/15/2014 3:56:32 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration quietly announced on Tuesday that it intends to change the way Americans learn about natural disasters and other major emergencies during radio and TV broadcasts, giving the president the ability to flip a switch and address the entire nation at once. The Emergency Alert System, the latest version of a program first established in 1951, blasts out emergency messages in the event of local weather emergencies, but can also be used to warn Americans about terror attacks and major natural disasters. [Snip] It can take up to 10 minutes for every radio, TV, cable and satellite provider to

Pope Francis Calls on U.S.
to Welcome Illegal Immigrants

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/16/2014 11:55:14 AM     Post Reply
In his message to the “Mexico/Holy See Colloquium on Migration and Development,” Pope Francis characterized the tens of thousands of illegal immigrants that have crossed the U.S. southern border as a product of globalization, suggesting that the phenomenon is happening worldwide. Francis proclaimed, “Despite the large influx of migrants present in all continents and in almost all countries, migration is still seen as an emergency, or as a circumstantial and sporadic fact, while instead it has now become a hallmark of our society and a challenge.” Emmer McCarthy for Vatican Radio said Francis expressed his concern for “the tens of thousands of

Mrs. Obama Declares
War on Chick-fil-A

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Townhall, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 12:55:08 PM     Post Reply
The First Lady of these United States has declared war on Chick-fil-A. It seems the home of plump juicy breasts and hot buttered buns has run afoul of the new Smart Snacks in School program. The program is a component of Mrs. Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The new government regulations require snack items served in public schools to have less than two hundred calories. That includes vending machines, lunch rooms and other campus food venues. And that’s really bad news for kids at South Carolina’s Socastee High School. They’ve just learned they will no longer be allowed to buy Chick-fil-A

Lie at Heart of “Immigration
Reform” Exposed

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Daily Caller, by Mickey Kaus    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 7/15/2014 12:11:48 AM     Post Reply
“Trust” is for Con Men: The reaction to the border chaos in Texas has accomplished one thing: It has exploded the lie at the heart of current “comprehensive” immigration reform plans. The basic structure of those plans is a swap of a) near-immediate legalization for b) increased border security in the future. The appealing idea is to let current illegals stay while taking the steps necessary to prevent further waves. The lie is the assumption that, once current illegals get their legalization, pro-immigrant activists in both parties will continue to support the second half of the bargain, the increased security. The

The 5 Most Dangerous Guns in America
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Rolling Stone, by Kristen Gwynne    Original Article
Posted By: scottc- 7/15/2014 11:46:15 AM     Post Reply
Contrary to what those who defend the right to own high-powered assault rifles believe, not all guns are created equal. Due to a combination of availability, portability and criminal usage the following five types of guns are the country's most dangerous. School Shootings: Widely Reported Tragedies Since 2000 - Using firearm trace data from the ATF, as well as FBI homicide records, we determined the types of guns most often recovered from crime scenes and/or used in murders. The numbers are stark: According to the FBI's 2012 Crime in the US data, nearly 70 percent of homicides for which the FBI received weapons data involved the use

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
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Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin

The media can no longer ignore
Obama and Hillary Clinton´s problems

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Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:15:16 AM     Post Reply
It had to come sometime, and it came in one very bad week for the Democrats: that the many big problems with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama finally grew too great for the press to ignore. Obama in his own different way is heading towards Nixon-like levels of weirdness, as, beaten down by the failures regarding his ventures, he appears to have quit his own job. A.B. Stoddard of the Hill says in effect he has stopped being president and chooses to live in a world of his own, shutting out the problems that have become overwhelming, giving dinners where he talks

Rove American Crossroads
in Mississippi Controversy

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American Spectator, by Jeffrey Lord    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/16/2014 8:43:14 AM     Post Reply
The headline in the Washington Post on June 4 was clear: Rove-backed American Crossroads won’t get involved in Cochran runoff Said the Post story the day after Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel had defeated six-term Mississippi GOP Senator Thad Cochran in the first round of the state’s GOP primary: American Crossroads, a GOP establishment organization, has decided to shift its political focus almost entirely to the general election and will not be spending money in the likely runoff election to decide the Mississippi Senate nomination that was virtually deadlocked after Tuesday night. […] “Other than Alaska, we have completed our work on Senate primaries

Exclusive - Sessions Warns All of Congress:
Obama´s New Immigration Strategy ´Threatens
Foundation of Our Constitutional Republic´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 9:28:19 AM     Post Reply
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite the ongoing

Eric Holder: Americans Should Not
Be ´Color Blind,´ But ´Color Brave´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/15/2014 5:04:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that


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