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Keep the Government Away from Facebook

So Facebook is liberal, or at least has a left bias. What a revelation. What high-tech type company isn’t. I mean, really – Google, Apple, Microsoft – they’re all run by libs, and most who work for them also tilt left. These companies all have this in common. How is it a surprise to anyone?

They have another thing in common. They are also private corporations and, as such, should be able to do whatever they wish regarding the content they allow or rank. This is not to say we on the right can’t complain or make a stir when we see bias. read more

Is Just Being a Normal American Not Enough Anymore?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

A few years ago an article was posted entitled, “The Problem With Average Not Being Good Enough.”

The author, Brianna Wiest, attempted to explain the current human condition of many young people. Although she never explicitly stated it regarded young adults, I surmised it must be so being that she spoke of college and other concerns that millennials and generation whatever follows appear to have.

The article was a bit confusing at times but the gist was that unapologetically being yourself and not particularly special is not a bad thing. In other words (I think) one does not have to bow to social pressure or strive to be exceptional just to be noticed – that being “average” is not so bad.

While I disagreed with a lot of her “average is good enough,” assuming I understood the new age speak, her premise, whether she knows it or not, is quite prescient, but not in the way she thinks. read more

LiFi Faster and More Secure Than WiFi

In just two years, the lights in your home may provide you with internet access at speeds 100 times faster than Wi-Fi.

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, French start-up Oledcomm demonstrated the capabilities of Li-Fi, using just an office lamp to start playing a smartphone video.

Li-Fi uses visible light communication like the ‘digital equivalent of Morse code,’ so it cannot pass through walls. This gives it the potential to create a faster and more secure network, with less interference.

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This new wireless system hit speeds of 224 gigabits per second in the lab, and has the potential to revolutionize internet usage. The Li-Fi technology uses visible light between 400 and 800 terahertz (THz), and transmits messages through binary code
This new wireless system hit speeds of 224 gigabits per second in the lab, and has the potential to revolutionize internet usage. The Li-Fi technology uses visible light between 400 and 800 terahertz (THz), and transmits messages through binary code

A FASTER, MORE SECURE WI-FI

Lab tests have shown that Li-Fi can hit speeds 100 times faster than current Wi-Fi systems.

Speed is not the only advantage of Li-Fi.

The system uses visible light communication between 400 and 800 terahertz to transmit messages in binary code.  

Visible light cannot pass through walls, making Li-Fi a much more secure system, and less susceptible to interference.

While the system seems promising, it won’t likely replace Wi-Fi entirely, at least not anytime soon.

Instead, researchers are now looking to retrofit devices with Li-Fi to use the two wireless systems together to optimize speed and security. 

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Leftists Capitulate to Other Leftists Over Transgendering

by: the Common Constitutionalist

I guess Americans aren’t taking to the Transgender agenda quite the way leftists had hoped. I guess they thought Bruce Jenner would just trot (or skip) out in a dress, everyone would fawn over him and revel in our collective enlightenment. Some did – most didn’t.

Well, I suppose it’s just not happening as they thought, or at least not as quickly. Americans may tolerate the rather unconventional world of transgenderism, but we just don’t seem to be embracing it the way the left demands.

And because we’re not voluntarily progressive enough, some policies need to be changed to nudge us toward enlightenment.

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties in Tacoma Washington has quietly changed their locker room policy  in response to a complaint from two members. This particular Y has 140,000 members. So two people complain which results in a massive and sweeping policy change – for two out of 140,000. That seems reasonable. It’s also becoming all too typical, as a tiny segment of society understands that if you make enough noise or threaten a leftist with not being progressive enough, they will fold every time. read more

I Saw You On Facebook – How Come I Wasn’t Invited?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

These days it seems most Americans have a Twitter or Facebook account – usually both. I don’t wish to offend but Twitter is just plain stupid. It’s merely a platform for most to “pop off” about something or someone. On occasion, it has its uses, like a breaking news event, but mostly its just nonsense. And it invariably gets people into a lot of trouble as it has no filter or send-time delay. Something idiotic pops into someone’s head, they type out their 140 characters and send. Within minutes they regret sending it. The only thing more absurd would be to have live Twitter feeds, where it is sent as you type.

Facebook does have its uses. Many, if not most businesses have some form of Facebook presence they find useful for communicating with customers, launching a new product, etc. Others, with personal accounts find it easier to share with family and friends. If one is smart and disciplined, Facebook is a great tool.

Then there are the not so smart and extremely undisciplined Facebook fanatics, who seem to live out their entire lives online. It’s an obsession to a growing number of people – mostly kids and younger adults, to stay in constant contact with their Facebook “friends.” And of course the more “friends” one has the cooler one must be. And everyone must be cool.

Facebook allows anyone to create an almost entirely false online persona – and more often than not that persona is one of 24/7 fun and frivolity. Rarely, if ever does anyone, particularly younger users, share anything but good news and fun on Facebook. When was the last time anyone shared the fact that they were just foreclosed on or lost their job or their health insurance due to Obamacare (had to get that in)? I would venture to say never. Why would they? The cool set doesn’t suffer those real life events. read more

Leftist Teacher Attacks Conservative Student

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Remember all the way back in February of this year when Rudy Giuliani said this? “I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country. With all our flaws we’re the most exceptional country in the world.”

Giuliani made these brutally honest and 100% correct comments while speaking in Manhattan to a group of conservative leaning businessmen and media folks.

It made a splash, and sent the left into spasms. But it was nothing compared to what followed less than a week later. A young black man, 12 year old CJ Pearson, became an internet sensation with his defense of the Mayor’s statements. Young Mr. Pearson became an instant darling of the right as he produced a YouTube video excoriating the president, doubling down on Giuliani’s remarks.

CJ looked into the camera and stated: “President Obama – you don’t love America. If you really did love America, you would call ISIS what it really is – an assault on Christianity – an assault on America and a downright hate for the American values our country holds – of freedom of speech – freedom of religion and everything our country stands for.”

Within 3 days the video had gone viral, garnering 540,000 views and as of today, it has over 2.1 million. That and other videos by the young man have gained him celebrity status, as he’s met Ted Cruz, been on Fox’s The Kelly File as well as Sean Hannity’s show. Oh, and also being blocked on our child-president, Barack Obama’s Twitter page.

And what has all this celebrity gotten him? Well, many have been quite impressed with CJ – but not everyone. Fast forward to the present and Pearson is now 13 years olds and attending Columbia Middle School in his home town of Evans, Ga. read more

The Case of the Irving Islamaphobes

by: the Common Constitutionalist

So there was an incident at an Irving Texas high school the other day. Apparently it ended up being much ado about nothing. It seems a 14-year-old boy built a clock from scratch and brought it to school to impress his teachers.

Evidently, Ahmed Mohamed, who is a bit of electronics whiz, built the digital clock from parts he bought and had lying around. He then brought the clock into school and showed one of his teachers who thought it was pretty cool. The next teacher he showed, however impressed, was also a bit alarmed.

See, the “clock” didn’t look like any clock you, I, or the teacher had ever seen. In fact, the “clock” looked more like a bomb than a clock. That’s when things got a little dicey.

Evidently, the teacher confiscated the “clock” and someone called the police, who showed up, handcuffed the kid, and took him to a room inside the school to be interrogated.

The police told him that he was being detained and questioned over what they described as a “hoax bomb.” Shortly thereafter the cries of racism and Islamophobia began.

One of his older sisters began a Twitter campaign entitled “#IStandWithAhmed.” It has picked up over 500,000 mentions and re-tweets. If I were to guess, I’d say virtually none of these twitter followers have any clue about what happened, and are just typical liberal lemmings looking for the latest cause. read more

New Emojis are on the Way

Just months after the Unicode Consortium released its latest range of emoji, Apple has added a number of these symbols to its emoji keyboard.

Developers with early access to the files of Apple’s iOS 9.1 have spotted more than a dozen new additions including a wedge of cheese, a unicorn, taco, a champagne bottle, a weightlifter and a mosque.

Apple’s iOS 9 will be rolled out to all devices on 16 September and iOS 9.1 could be released as soon as the end of the year.    

Developers with early access to the files of Apple's iOS 9.1 have spotted more than a dozen new additions to the emoji keyboard including a wedge of cheese, a taco, a burrito, chili pepper, new faces, a spider, crab, scorpion, and squirrel as well as a robot, unicorn, lion and turkey

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Total Selfie Fail!

A Southern California man who picked up a rattlesnake to pose for a photograph was badly hurt when the reptile bit him on the hand.

Alex Gomez, 36, was bitten on Monday by the 4-foot rattler in a field at his family’s ranch in Lake Elsinore, a community about 60 miles southeast of Los Angeles, according to TV station KCBS, which showed a picture of the man holding the snake around his neck.

Alex Gomez’s mother, Deborah, told KCBS on Tuesday that her son might lose his hand because of the bite wound to the extremity.

The man’s hand swelled up after the bite, and he was taken to a local hospital and treated with anti-venom, according to the station.

May lose his arm: Alex Gomez, 36, is hospitalized in Lake Elsinore, California, after he picked up a 4-foot rattlesnake and tried to take a selfie with the killer reptile
May lose his arm: Alex Gomez, 36, is hospitalized in Lake Elsinore, California, after he picked up a 4-foot rattlesnake and tried to take a selfie with the killer reptile

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