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Case Study - Teaparty and Social Media

Quotes from San Diego SEO by Design

There should be no doubts that social media and the internet can be effective in marketing in ideas. Most common the ideas are political; However, not all ideas marketed online are political. New technologies, research, development all start as ideas. Almost all non-profits market in an idea a way to make improvements in the community or in individuals. Looking at the evolution of the teaparty is a good study because it was virtually created inside social media.


Now it is important to note that Rick Santelli did not create the teaparty sentiment. Nor even the talking points. They were already in existence and may have moved Rick into the teaparty sentiment. Ron Paul during the election attempted to tie into the sentiment that the national dept was to large. American Heritage began talking about Keynesian far before the teaparty existed - December 9th, 2008 Heritage blog


Immediately after Rick Santelli spoke blogs, twitter, youtube or should I simply say sites that people can and do express their opinions went into action.

The little lie in the pro net neutrality argument

Many times the a statement is made similar to this:

This is the simple but brilliant "end-to-end" design of the Internet that has made it such a powerful force for economic and social good: All of the intelligence and control is held by producers and users, not the networks that connect them.

These were the terms used by Lawrence Lessig in 2006. Most often a statement is made that suggests the internet has been, was created, expanded and came to where it is today not by investments of those who want to profit from providing service — rather that those who want to profit or provide capital to improve speed or service are now a threat to internet.

The early networks like AOL and prodigy were slow networks but had coverage in areas that new providers did not. As companies came in they made agreements – Our cables are faster and you provide connections to areas we don’t – We’ll agree to allow you to use our cables if you allow us to use yours.

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Who would be a better missionary? O'Donnell, Castle, or Coon?

I've honestly can say I do not know that much about O'Donnell. I know she has been attacked because she has faced poverty in her life. I know how that feels as well, very much so. And after some of the things that have been said I question how many people in Washington have any clue about hardships people are enduring as I type. I would not mind having at least one person in government who can say - I've been there.

Do we pick missionaries because they have a trust fund? Did Jesus pick disciples that had trust funds? Now there is nothing wrong with money many parts of the bible refer to money; don't get me started defending capitalism - The problem is when you place money first above things that are in reality more important.

If somebody has not paid a bill do we reject them for missionary work? or is they a way out, a way to make it right, redemption. I am not referring to O'Donnell here because I do not even know if it applies she merely has accusations which in a political arena do not need to be supported by proof. But if somebody owes money can they be redeemed and used by God?

Currently it seems the liberals our mused; they are going all the way back to the death of Vince Foster and water gate years. I need to ask is it snowing in hell? They have for the past several years avoided the gates - now almost in panic mode they are digging through these years - The truth will set us free.

The Story of our Flag and National Anthem

The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees! - George Washington

Cross posted from http://wsmithdesign.wordpress.com/2010/07/03/the-story-of-our-flag-and-national-anthem/

Church and Politics: Has the Christian withdrawl from politics contributed to Obama era Hyper Partisainship?

There has been weekly is not more frequent accusations of racism and Nazism since Obama became the president. These attacks are unjust and in nearly all cases have no evidence. They are not exposing truth they are creating chaos. They are themselves acts of hatred. They do not bring people together on truth they remove people from participation.

If Jesus were in Washington (I am not suggesting he would be) he would most likely rebuke such hatred. All people have been created in the image of God; if nothing else they deserve respect. Disagreements need to be handled with truth not personal attacks which have no basis in fact.



9.9% unemployment and the difference between wisdom and information.

Cross posted on At The Water Cooler

I am not discounting the importance of data or fact that have been processed into information.

The newest data is that unemployment is now at 9.9%; fireandreamitchell.com adds to this information that many of those who have found work have not found sustainable work. Re-quoting, "The government says the hiring of 66,000 temporary government workers to conduct the census helped overall payroll growth last month," from NBC.

During a time of increasing unemployment creating Government jobs seems like a reasonable method to stop unemployment. Keynesian economics, (while being blind to effects of Government employment on private enterprise), goes directly after the symptom of unemployment. The problem is unemployment is not the cause of unemployment. If farmers don't have crops to harvest the solution is not to place produce on the ground to keep the busy. As data shows, merely giving the unemployed something to do at tax payer expense does not turn around the economy.

Obama and Democratic Press poison the well on Immigration reform

Cross Posted from At The Water Cooler

Any serious improvements on immigration require a change from the status quo of only enforcing immigration laws on points of entry. It is not equal justice to have one set of laws at entry points and a different set of laws for those who evade legal points of entry. It is not equal justice when one group of people are allowed to break laws. Nor is it even social justice when because of circumstances beyond their control, the elderly and the weak are discriminated against because they do not have the physical endurance to hike around a legal point of entry or the money to exploit a corrupt method of illegal entry.

Obama has set the tone to one that locks in the status quo.

Any the democratic press has taken to calling those who want a governed immigration system, which is the only way to have a fair system, as Nationalist.

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Excuse me, Are you Jesus?

This post is labeled to be shared from Patriotic Resistance

This is really powerful and makes one think!!!!

A few years ago a group of salesmen went to a regional sales convention in Chicago . They had assured their wives that they would be home in plenty of time for Friday night's dinner. In their rush, with tickets and briefcases, one of these salesmen inadvertently kicked over a table which held a display of apples. Apples flew everywhere. Without stopping or looking back, they all managed to reach the plane in time for their nearly missed boarding. ALL BUT ONE !!! He paused, took a deep breath, and experienced a twinge of compassion for the girl whose apple stand had been overturned.

He told his buddies to go on without him, waved good-bye, told one of them to call his wife when they arrived at their home destination and explain his taking a later flight. Then he returned to the terminal where the apples were all over the terminal floor.

He was glad he did.

The 16 year old girl was totally blind! She was softly crying, tears running down her cheeks in frustration, and at the same time helplessly groping for her spilled produce as the crowd swirled about her, no one stopping and no one to care for her plight.

DeMint: Tea Party Movement Will Bring on ‘Spiritual Revival’

I guess many people are seeing the same thing.

Out of the frying pan - overshooting opposition to statism landing in anarchy - Legalizing Marijuana

Cross posted on At The Water Cooler

Big Government has a post today by Kristen Davis Why I Support Legalizing Marijuana Now

Many of the responsibilities of Government has been miss governed. Immigration is in a state of SNAFU. Legal immigration is in such state that it is nearly impossible - literally near the point that legal immigrants are sympathetic to illegal immigrants. The war on drugs has turned into a way to raise revenue to the state by taking possessions - they even threaten to take money from attorneys who receive money for a legal defense and its application is not limited to cases where drug money is involved. What Kristen Davis states, "stuffed our prisons full of nonviolent people and saddled our state with outlandish incarceration costs for decades," is true to add to that prison has never cured an alcoholic and prison will never cure somebody addicted to another substance - but should we give up on these people? or actually try something different to give them a 2nd chance.

Overshooting the failed Government efforts - if one were cynical they would say failed on purpose - can create problems as big as the failed Government efforts.

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