Scott Adams and The Week I Became a Target – OR – Shadowbanning by Twitter

[Editor’s note: Least you did not know about ‘shadowbanning’ by twitter and feed stream manipulation by other forms of social media.  Here is a personal report from Scott Adams of Dilbert fame.  There is no such thing as a free lunch!/sc]

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The Week I Became a Target

This weekend I got “shadowbanned” on Twitter. It lasted until my followers noticed and protested. Shadowbanning prevents my followers from seeing my tweets and replies, but in a way that is not obvious until you do some digging.

Why did I get shadowbanned?

Beats me.

But it was probably because I asked people to tweet me examples of Clinton supporters being violent against peaceful Trump supporters in public. I got a lot of them. It was chilling.

Late last week my Twitter feed was invaded by an army of Clinton trolls (it’s a real thing) leaving sarcastic insults and not much else on my feed. There was an obvious similarity to them, meaning it was organized.

Read more of Scott Adam’s Blog

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What You Should Focus On…

What you should Focus on

I love simple graphics that make a clear point.  If you need more help figuring out what is in the piece where the two circles intersect, make two lists:

  • Things that matter
  • Things you can control (or at least think you can have some ability to impact)

Anything on both lists is something you should consider focusing on!

Of course if you want to add one more filter — seek the Lord on the matter and make sure it lines up with both His word and His leading in your life.  That will help you hone in on the priorities for right now!

h/t Vickie Freeman Babcock on facebook for the find

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – What You Should Focus On…

Hang on to those AR-15s because…

Hold on to your AR15sHold on to your AR-15s.

 Their magic must be very powerful, or they wouldn’t want them.

Photo credit: unknown – from a friend of a friend on facebook

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Hang on to those AR-15s because…

Hats and a Trip down Memory Lane — Happy Father’s Day

Hats fav

Most of these were my dad’s hats and not even his favorite — that would be the golf hats and the Stetson (aka Ten Gallon hat pictured below). Trouble with that one is my mom wouldn’t let him wear it much. But he loved it and so did I. So every now and then he would put it on for me. Wish I had one of those pics, but the memories will have to do.

The gold hat in the center was of course my mom’s. She had a black one with a veil with a very special dress given to a friend for a party years ago. The hat that says Nassau, we insisted dad buy when we vacationed in Nassau in the Bahamas one year. It wasn’t really his style, but he wore hats all the time and of course we thought he needed one for the trip.

Just the thought of Nassau brings back a flood of good memories on the beach and with family. Some of the best beaches in the world there! I particularly like the ones with no waves and there were plenty of those there. I remember discovering the casinos where I put in a quarter and nothing happened. That was the beginning and the end of my gambling career.

Here is the infamous Ten Gallon Hat and the original box.

Ten Gallon Hat - DadsTen Gallon Hat in original box

 

 

Stetson Hat Advertising 1924

I did a little research and the Ten Gallon Hat was actually just one style of the Stetson hats. Here is one of their classic ads from 1924. Apparently it didn’t have to do with holding ten gallons of water but something about how many hat bands it would hold from galon in Spanish.

“Most experts argue that the name “10-gallon hat” is actually an import from south of the border. Cattle drivers and ranchers in Texas and the Southwest often crossed paths with Mexican vaqueros who sported braided hatbands—called “galóns” in Spanish—on their sombreros. A “10 galón” sombrero was a hat with a large enough crown that it could hold 10 hatbands, but American cowboys may have anglicized the word to “gallon” and started referring to their own sombrero-inspired headgear as “10-gallon hats.”

For more on this topic see story and some great pics of days gone by here.

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I miss you both Mom and Dad! Thanks for being wonderful parents and for all the good memories. Till we meet again~Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Hats and a Trip Down Memory Lane

PSA: The Armani Jacket is on Sale Now!

I read an article recently about a speech Hillary Clinton gave on income inequality for women in a Giorgio Armani Jacket that cost $12,495. There wasn’t much about the speech there though.

When Hillary Clinton won the New York primary in April, she called for ‘raising wages and reducing inequality’ and building ‘ladders of opportunity’ while sporting a $12,495 Georgio Armani jacket.

It was just one small part of a major wardrobe overhaul that one fashion expert pegged as a six-figure operation, the New York Post reported.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3629534/Hillary-Clinton-delivered-speech-inequality-12-495-Giorgio-Armani-jacket-former-lady-spends-six-figures-dress-success-campaign.html#ixzz4B9uxm9Ti

 

Anyway I did some research to find this pricey jacket and read the details about it. Guess what I discovered?!

This is a public service announcement for all you ladies out there!

The jacket is now on sale at Nieman Marcus for only $7500.  And you can earn triple points. You heard it here first. Rush right over and get yours today. Here’s the photo from NM and a link so you can go shopping!

Armani Jacket 12k Neimans

Giorgio Armani Fantasia Jacket at Nieman Marcus

Here is Hillary ‘modeling’ the Armani jacket giving a speech on Roosevelt Island recently.  You can read more about her fashion choices for the campaign trail here.

Hillary in Armani Jacket

 

 

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – PSA:  The Armani Jacket is on Sale Now

Game Show Host Chuck Woolery Solves the Budget Problem

Chuck Woolery Fireside ChatGame show legend Chuck Woolery discusses his thoughts on how to cut government spending. (phew, the squirrels made the cut!)

from November 10, 2011
3,483,073 views at time of posting / 3.22 mins

h/t Ada Coddington for the find

 

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Game Show Host Chuck Woolery Solves the Budget Problem

Free Stuff Cartoon by Glenn McCoy

Free Stuff Rat Trap

Warning danger, it is a trap!  Note the flag on the rat’s chest.  A really good friend of mine shared this cartoon on facebook with the comment, “incentives, grants, subsidies…” and she is so right.

Sounds free right?!  Trouble is somebody has to pay for it.  Guess what Mr. Rat, there is no such thing as a free lunch.

Thanks to Glenn McCoy for a delightful and insightful cartoon.

Made my day!

Finding Gems and Sharing Them – Free Stuff Cartoon by Glenn McCoy

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