Monday, September 22, 2014

Facebook To Charge Users Of $2.99 Monthly Fee On November 1; Best Free Alternatives For Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Spoof Facebook Cover

oped: Oh well I will be deleting my FB account on or about Nov 1st way will I pay for this crappy site...I will still be on twitter thou...Twitter has a larger audience world wide and way fewer problemos than Facebook has..adios Marky Poo..stuff it!

By Ryan Inoyori | September 22, 2014 1:27 PM EST
Facebook has been free for several years and consists of billions of users worldwide. But a rumour is now spreading that members will need to pay $2.99 monthly starting on November just to sustain usage. Here are free alternative social media sites users can use in case Facebook begins charging. 

Monthly Membership Fee On Facebook
National Report claims that Facebook will no longer be a free service and a monthly free of $2.99 begins on November 2014. According to the site, Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg announced at a press conference in Menlo Park, California that the company cannot sustain the social media site due to costing and will implement monthly fees to keep on working.
"After thinking long and hard about this decision, at the end of the day we were forced to add this monthly fee. If we don't do something about our rising costs now, Facebook could cease to exist in the near future," Mark Zuckerberg alleged said quoted by the news site.

However, another Web site claims that any charges for membership on Facebook will not happen soon. In case it happens, the $2.99 membership monthly fee will begin on November 1.

Free Alternatives For Facebook
There are several social media sites that currently allow free membership with packages such as private messaging and unlimited number of posts. Most of these social media sites have app versions as well available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.
1.      Google Plus - It is an integrated service for Android users native on any Android device. It can be used to connect on other Google services such as Hangouts and Photos. Members can add friends using the term Circle and follow other members including news sites.
2.      Twitter - Famously coined the term "tweet" for messages. Tweets can also support images and members will have the option to send tweets private or public. Timeline viewing on this site is different compared to Facebook.
3.      Tumblr - Members of Tumblr can follow interests or other users and utilise several packages such as uploading images, videos and links. In addition to that, users can actually customise personal Web pages by using themes. It can also be used for blogging purposes.
4.      Pinterest - It is more focused on pinning links and images shared by people around the world. Users can follow members based on boards and pins of images posted online.
5.      LinkedIn - Unlike most social media sites, LinkedIn is specialised on business-oriented connections between employees and employers in addition to basic social packages. LinkedIn also offers job listings, apps and advertising.

US, Arab Partners Launch Air Attack Against ISIS Targets in Syria

Arleigh-Burke destroyer fires Tomahawk
US jets have struck jihadist positions in northern Iraq, in what the ...
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Tonight air attack operations began over Syria against selected ISIS targets. A reported coalition of aircraft from the United States, UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia flew air strikes. We have reengaged by way of Syria and of course there will be some questions of legality since there is no declared war. We will have to wait and see about the battle damage assessments on the strikes to gauge their effectiveness. I applaud the Obama administration in getting five Sunni majority countries to enjoin this battle -- let's hope they display staying power because air will not be sufficient in and of itself.
It's quite disconcerting that Turkey is not a part of this coalition -- as well as no European nations. God bless the pilots and let us pray that we can defeat ISIS with impunity and in detail in the shortest amount of time.

( – The United States, reportedly joined by several Arab states, launched air and missile attacks against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL) targets inside Syria for the first time on Monday night.
Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby in a brief statement confirmed that the U.S. and “partner nations” were using a mix of fighter planes, bombers and Tomahawk land attack missiles in the assault.
U.S. officials were quoted as saying the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Bahrain joined the air effort while a fifth Arab country, Qatar, was also said to be involved in some capacity.

Also reportedly involved in the engagement were the guided missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke, in the Red Sea; and the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea, part of the USS George H.W. Bush carrier strike group, in the Persian Gulf.
The attack began before dawn Tuesday local time. ISIS has its stronghold in the north-eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, which it portrays as the capital of the “caliphate” it proclaimed in areas under its control in Syria and Iraq last June.
Since August 8 the U.S. military has carried out a total of 190 airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq, according to U.S. Central Command, but this is the first time the terrorist group is being bombed across the border in Syria.
President Obama first signaled his intention to widen the campaign against ISIS to Syria in an address to the nation on September 10, when he said, “I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our country, wherever they are. That means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my presidency: if you threaten America, you will find no safe haven.”

While the strikes in Iraq came at the urging of the authorities in Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdish region, attacks inside Syria are controversial because the Assad regime, as far as is known, has not given the U.S. or any other outside country permission to carry them out.
On the contrary Syria, and its allies Russia and Iran, have insisted repeatedly that any action against ISIS must be carried out in line with the U.N. Charter and international law concerning sovereignty. The Obama administration has maintained that it will not coordinate any military action in Syria with the regime in Damascus, whose legitimacy it does not recognize.

Read Hillary Clinton's 1971 letter to Saul Alinsky

Former U.S. Secretary of State Clinton speaks during the Clinton Global Citizens awards ceremony for the 2014 CGI in New York
[Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Clinton Global Citizens awards ceremony for the Clinton Global Initiative 2014 (CGI) in New York, September 21, 2014. The CGI was created by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 2005 to gather global leaders to discuss solutions to the world's problems. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT) ]

oped: Need I say more...the Clintons are Marxists..Barack Obama is even worse a Marxist/.Islamist...we need to distance severely from both of them! 

Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the Clinton Global Citizens awards ceremony for the Clinton Global Initiative 2014 (CGI) in New York, September 21, 2014. The CGI was created by former U.S. President Bill Clinton in 2005 to gather global leaders to discuss solutions to the world's problems. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)
A letter from Hillary Clinton to the late community organizer Saul Alinsky in 1971 was published Sunday by the Washington Free Beacon.
In it, Clinton, then a 23-year-old law school graduate living in Berkeley, Calif., informs the Chicago activist that she had “survived law school, slightly bruised, with my belief in and zest for organizing intact.”
“The more I’ve seen of places like Yale Law School and the people who haunt them," Clinton wrote, "the more convinced I am that we have the serious business and joy of much work ahead, — if the commitment to a free and open society is ever going to mean more than eloquence and frustration."
Clinton first met Alinsky when she was at Wellesley working on her 1969 thesis on his controversial theories on community organizing, many of which were outlined in his 1946 handbook, "Reveille for Radicals." 

In the book, Alinsky encouraged community organizers to "fan the latent hostilities" of low-income, inner city residents and "search out controversy and issues, rather than avoid them." His 1971 book, "Rules for Radicals," published a year before his death, expanded on that theme. "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it," Alinsky wrote.
“Dear Saul,” Clinton wrote in the 1971 letter. "When is that new book [Rules for Radicals] coming out — or has it come and I somehow missed the fulfillment of Revelation? I have just had my one-thousandth conversation about Reveille and need some new material to throw at people." 

She thanked Alinsky for the advice he gave her about campus organizing.
“If I never thanked you for the encouraging words of last spring in the midst of the Yale-Cambodia madness, I do so now,” Clinton wrote.
She also asked if they could meet the next time he was in California.
“I am living in Berkeley and working in Oakland for the summer and would love to see you,” Clinton wrote. “Let me know if there is any chance of our getting together.”
She added: "Hopefully we can have a good argument sometime in the future."
Alinsky's longtime secretary, Georgia Harper, sent Clinton a letter in reply informing her that he was away on a six-week trip to Southeast Asia, but that she had opened the letter anyway.
“Since I know his feelings about you I took the liberty of opening your letter because I didn’t want something urgent to wait for two weeks,” Harper wrote in the July 13, 1971, letter. “And I’m glad I did.” 

“Mr. Alinsky will be in San Francisco, staying at the Hilton Inn at the airport on Monday and Tuesday, July 26 and 27,” Harper added. “I know he would like to have you call him so that if there is a chance in his schedule maybe you can get together.”
The correspondence between Alinsky and Clinton was discovered in the archives for the Industrial Areas Foundation — a training center for community organizers founded by Alinsky — housed at the University of Texas at Austin.
According to Clinton's 2004 memoir, "Living History," Alinsky had offered her a job after her graduation from Wellesley, but she turned him down.
“He offered me the chance to work with him when I graduated from college, and he was disappointed that I decided instead to go to law school,” she wrote. “[He] said I would be wasting my time, but my decision was an expression of my belief that the system could be changed from within.”