What is Jott?

When it comes to predicting what the next big social app is going to be, teens are always right on the ball before everyone else. Instagram, Kik Messenger, Snapchat, Yik Yak, you name it — they all start with a young audience and blow up from there.

The latest one is called Jott, and it’s a messaging app kids are flocking to download by the masses for one very specific reason: they have a lot of friends they want to chat with, but they don’t have data plans for their mobile devices! read more

All Hail the Politically Correct Shopper

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The gender-neutral campaign has been gaining momentum lately. Proclaiming yourself male or female will soon be added to the list of seven deadly sins, along with global warming denial and just being a conservative.

And now, is if I needed another reason not to shop at Target, they have bowed to politically correct pressure and have begun “phasing out gender-based signage in some departments.”

And all because two months ago, one woman, some liberal from Ohio, mother of three, Abi Bechtel, tweeted her disgust with a sign in her local Target store’s toy department that simply read: “Building Sets – Girls Building Sets.”

Bechtel posted a photo of the sign on Twitter and captioned it: “don’t do this, @Target.” Oh, she also said the sign was: “regressive and harmful.”

So now the brainiacs at Target stores will go through the trouble to change “gender signage,” all because one silly woman tweeted her dislike. read more

Does This Prove Iran Is NOT Our Ally?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

What is it about U.S. Secretaries of State? Are they all just stupid? Or is it that they are all just so much more reasoned and intelligent than us plebes that we just can’t comprehend their genius?

Now, it’s pretty common knowledge that John Kerry believes he may be the smartest man on the planet. I think he is just that egotistical. So much so that I honestly think that Kerry came out of the Iran negotiations believing we actually won, and that he and he alone actually accomplished something momentous and historic.

Oh, he accomplished something historic all right. It was/is so bad, even a child can understand how awful this agreement is. It might be said, in schoolyard parlance, that Iran gave Kerry the biggest Atomic (pun intended) wedgie since Neville Chamberlain. And by the looks of things, he must have enjoyed it.

I don’t believe Kerry is putting on a brave face for the public. I really think he believes he triumphed. That’s just how thick and full of himself he is, that he also thinks Iran can be an ally of the United States. read more

Twitter Limits Followers

You’ve heard the rumors about it and maybe you’ve even hit some of the limits, but, yes, it’s true: There are limits to the number of followers you can have. Keep in mind that the number of followers isn’t the only limit Twitter has set in place. Here’s a list of what they keep limits on:

  • Number of followers
  • Daily Update Limits
  • Daily Direct Messages
  • Daily API Requests

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The Left’s Typical Reaction to the N.C. Murders

By: the Common Constitutionalist

Craig Hicks murdered three young people in North Carolina. More than 5,000 attended the funeral last Thursday, which is more than most heads of state attract.

But these three happened to be Muslim, and because of that the internet erupted with Tweets and comments. Comments like the one printed in The World Post from Seema Huneidi, a 22-year-old Jordanian communications and media specialist who said “I would like to see world leaders Hickscondemning their murder.”

Ban Ki-Moon, the U.N. head toady was one of the first out of gate sending a condolence message. I’m sure he sends out similar messages every week to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago over the hundreds of black kids shot dead in that city each year.

Of course, the leader of the free world, our president, Barack Obama had to inject his usual knee-jerk judicial brilliance into the situation when he said “No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.” We recall he did the same with the “stupid” Cambridge cop, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown declarations.

Although we’ve come to expect this of Obama, as president of everyone (choked on that one a bit), this is not the example our chief executive should be setting. read more

The Rise and Fall of the American Empire

by: the Common Constitutionalist

When watching (if you have the stomach for it) Obama’s State of the Union show tonight, with his laundry list of Nanny-State proposals and usurpation of our God-given rights, remember that nothing of this world lasts forever. That includes nations.

The Egyptians, Greeks, Romans; none stood the test of time.

They do, however, have one thing in common. They all lasted several hundred to several thousand years. We may not be so lucky.

In 1787 a crowd gathered outside the hall where the Constitutional convention was held in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. As the doors were opened and the delegates began to emerge, a woman identified only as Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”

With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A Republic, madam, if you can keep it.”

The more I learn of the founders of our nation, the more convinced I am that they were and are still the greatest collection of minds to walk this earth. They were divinely inspired and prescient.

Franklin knew, as did the other founders, the republic, like children, must be nurtured and given constant attention, lest they stray down the wrong path. In the case of the republic, it is the path toward tyranny.

The founders charged the citizens of this country to actively pursue righteousness in our elected officials, and to remain alert to the activities at every level of government.

With each passing decade, we have become forgetful and complacent. The average American today knows little to nothing of our own founding or the original intent of our government, or what those people endured to allow us the opportunity to rule ourselves.

Yet over time we have willingly squandered that opportunity to instead choose to be ruled by those who should serve us.

Some would say that the citizenry is just too busy to be bothered by such things. As our society has “evolved” and “progressed”, it is said that things have just become too complicated and the founders could not have foreseen the problems of today. Woodrow Wilson said just that as he advocated for a “Living Constitution“. read more

Anti-Cop Sentiment Spreads to Pittsburgh

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It’s become an all-out assault on local police forces across the country. It began in Ferguson and quickly spread from city to city. Violent protests turning to unprovoked attacks on police.

All this cheered on by Al Sharpton and his race hustling traveling roadshow. Then it jumped from black race baiters to progressive white politicians.

We’ve all been witness to the rift between ultra-liberal New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his unwarranted attacks on his own police force, the NYPD.

No one is denying that there is racism everywhere and that the police are no exception. However, it is a minuscule segment of any force and the same for society in general.

Yet these politicians insist on perpetuating the myth that racism and “race relations” are worse than ever. By some warped logic they must feel that by throwing their own cops under the bus, it will help the problem that they are creating.

And so it is with yet another city and another progressive Mayor. This time in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Some of us have seen the ridiculous picture of the new Pittsburgh Chief of Police, Cameron McLay, photographed holding up a homemade sign on New Year’s Eve that said “I resolve to challenge racism @work,” with the words “# end white silence” underneath. read more

Baby Selfies?

With the demographic of social media users getting younger and younger, it should come as no surprise that one entrepreneur has tapped into an altogether untouched market – babies.

The New Born Fame, created by Laura Cornet, a student at Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands, looks like a mobile dangling over a baby’s crib.

The toys attached, however, are actually cameras and GPS trackers that post online when triggered by motions made by the baby.

Starting them young: The New Born Fame, created by design student Laura Cornet, looks like a mobile dangling over a baby's crib - but it lets the newborn post pictures and videos online

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Selfie Sombrero

As London Fashion Week gets underway, fashionistas everywhere will be trying to outdo each other this weekend. And here’s one accessory that’s sure to make you stand out – and give you a picture to prove it.

A 20-year-old designer who has dressed Lady Gaga and Rita Ora has created a giant, glittery selfie-taking sombrero.

The bright pink number is the result of a collaboration between London-based Christian Cowan-Sanluis and Acer, and features a top of the range tablet dangling off the side.

Snap happy: The Selfie-Hat is the result of a collaboration between Christian Cowan-Sanluis and Acer

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