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Funny that both of these items hit my inbox today. Both are conspiratorial in nature.

First, from “American Breaking Point” comes the notion that “somehow” the powers-that-be (the hidden elite) are behind the meteoric rise of Facebook. I quote:

Why do we believe that Facebook is a kind of false flag? The biggest tip-off in our view is Facebook’s astonishing popularity. It’s simply another social networking site but it’s one that’s attracted nearly a billion users. Is it really so much better than other such facilities?

In a word – NO! In fact, as a programmer, I hate Facebook’s interface. So many other social network platforms have a much cleaner, far more intuitive interface. In fact, if you look at Facebook’s early attempts at user friendliness, they were almost laughable by comparison to Twitter, Myspace, heck even StumbleUpon. Granted, Myspace is pretty juvenile in nature, but at least the know how create a useful admin page.

Now, here’s where the article gets interesting…

Never one to begrudge the success of others and mindful that humanity is blessed when those endowed with exceptional talents are allowed to excel; I pretty much accepted their successes as a function of the free market. However, upon further research, I learned that these firms were beneficiaries of cash infusions from murky outfits with direct ties to the U.S. intelligence community.

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Wow, that is certainly telling. No wonder a puny, integrity deficient geek (hey, you’ve seen Social Network, right?) can create one of the biggest companies of all time literally overnight.

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At the same time that this is going on with Facebook, we hear about the following:

Donald Trump is not an Obama fan.

“You look at our jobs, you look at what’s going on with real unemployment, not the 8.2 percent or 8.3 percent where they don’t count people that have stopped looking for jobs -- that’s ridiculous,” Trump told CNBC.

“A person stops looking for a job because he can’t find one and he’s no longer a percentage and then you see that the unemployment goes down. It’s crazy what they are doing statistically.”

“You have a lot of very unhappy people right now and that’s being reflected now in the poll. Romney is doing very well in the polls,” Trump adds.

“The president can talk all he wants about class warfare but ultimately, if jobs numbers aren’t a lot better than they are right now, he’s going to have a very, very difficult time being re-elected.”

Rumor has it that Trump is vying for a spot on the Republican ticket as the VP candidate. Now, what would it be like to have a billionaire and a near-billionaire running for office? Who is going to be able to buy them off?

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    • Jasmine
    • December 15, 2013

    What Made The American Revolution Such A Monumental Event? I have to do a one page paper on how the american revolution was a monumental event can anyone help?

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      • Admin
      • December 15, 2013

      Because before the 13 Colonies broke free from England, there was no democracies in the world as we know it today. The only other place in the world that came close was the Swiss Confederation. Every other nation on earth was a monarchy or so some form of dictatorship.

      And not only were we the first in that regard, we successfully rebelled and gain independence from a superpower of the time. England was one of 3 superpowers in the world – the others were Spain and France.

      I am not certain on the following point, but I believe the American Revolution may have been the first British colony to have successfully broken free from England.

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    • Sage
    • December 20, 2013

    What Role Do You Think Economics Plays In The Rise, Maintenance And Expansion Of The American Global Empire? 10 points will be awarded to the answerer with most understandable and easy to read, but informational answer. thank you.

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      • Admin
      • December 20, 2013

      Economics was crucial to the rise of the American “empire.” When the US gained independence it had essentially Zero manufacturing capacity. Because British economic policy had prevented Americans from starting factories. They wanted the US to be Britain’s farm.

      Washington and Hamilton saw how disastrous this was. The US nearly lost because they couldn’t manufacture the goods the Continental Army need to fight – that’s why they begged the French and Spanish for help.

      So Washington and the first Congress implemented the “Hamiltonian Economic Plan” which eventually became known as the American School of Economics. This Plan placed tariffs on imported goods, gave some subsidies to emerging manufacturers, build up roads and canals to stimulate trade (build with tariff money so taxes could be kept low), encouraged immigration only for those with skills the US economy needed, invested in education to stimulate industrial inventions, restricted trade to promote domestic production, and mandated that government buy American made goods.

      America began to boom immediately. And, the continued expansion to the Pacific kept feeding more and more resources into American industry. And by continually adding new land, the US was able to promote immigration – who not only brought skills…but stimulated demand for US made products.

      The effects of the American School can most easily be seen by looking at the Pre-Civil War US. The South had resisted every aspect of the Hamiltonian Plan, while the North embraced them. The result was that the South stagnated. Economically, it was still operating like a British colony – selling cotton and tobacco to England, and using the money to buy the goods it couldn’t make. The South was totally dependent upon trade with the Northern States and/or England.

      The North, however, had factories and wealth and was drawing the bulk of the immigrants – so it had a larger population. The North was economically independent.

      When the Civil War broke out, the South had most of the best generals…and arguably better soldiers on average. This is why the Confederacy did so well in the early stages of the war. But with the War – trade slowed down. Way down. And the South had no native industry to make supplies, and it was almost impossible to trade with foreign countries. The Confederacy got weaker every day the War continued.

      But the North actually got stronger as the war went on. The War increased the demand for good from Northern factories. The North produced more and more and more guns, bullets, cannons, ships, etc. Factories got bigger. Hired more workers. Drew more immigrants. And many of those immigrants ended up in the Union Army.

      To no one’s surprise…the South was beaten. Free trade and low taxes had made it so impotent that it couldn’t defend itself from a sustained Northern attack. The North had industry, which produced wealth and required education.

      Wealthy, educated countries can feed more soldiers, keep them better supplied, and give them better weapons. THAT is the key link between “economics” and “empires.”

      My little rant has covered 1775-1865. The process generally just continued over and over. Every war the US found itself in, the US could simply out produce its enemies (the Spanish American War is another great example). Eventually the US was the most powerful and wealthy country in human history. And so this process went on…

      Until 1973.

      That’s when the US turned a corner. For some reason (mainly lobbying), BOTH parties stopped using the Hamiltonian Economic Plan. Instead, they embraced David Ricardo’s theory of Comparative Advantage in free trade. Both parties pushed for radically lower taxes, lowering tariffs (and eventually eliminating them via free trade agreements).

      They problem was, America had global obligations at this point. And maintaining those obligations costs money. So, both parties maintained (or increased) spending, while cutting sources of revenue (taxes and tariffs).

      What was the result of switching from the American School of Economics toward a more laissez-faire free trade capitalism?

      Well, since 1973 the US has never run a positive balance of trade; much of our manufacturing base has moved to other countries (sometimes hostile countries) with cheap labor; the national debt has grown to 6 times (I think – you should verify that) what it was; and we’ve had to turn a blind eye to illegal immigration because it is necessary to keep labor costs down and demand up….America is not in a great position anymore.

      Good economic policy made America a juggernaut; bad economic policy is hollowing us out into an empty shell.

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    • Marylin Manson
    • December 22, 2013

    How Were The WWE PPV Names Innapropritae For Kids? I understand changing One Night Stand, but what others were innapropriate?

    Unforgiven-Not forgiving someone, innapropriate? Now breaking Point

    The great american bash-Thats teaching kids to be terrorists by taking america out of it, now just the bash?

    So i ask you, what is so innapropriate about the WWE PPV names?

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      • Admin
      • December 22, 2013

      Cyber Sunday will be changed to “Online Sunday” , because “Cyber” is too Sexual.

      Summer Slam will be changed to “All Seasons Slam” , because it’s Disrespectful Not to Acknowledge Spring , Fall , and Winter.

      Judgment Day will be changed to “Questioning Day” , because Judging people is Wrong.

      Night of Champions will be changed to “Night of Equal Performers” , because “Champion” Implies You’re Better than Others.

      Breaking Point will be changed again to “Ooopsies!” , because Breaking things is Bad.

      No Mercy will be changed to “Yes Love” , because Showing NO Mercy could Injure someone.

      Survivor Series will be changed to “Last Winner” , because EVERYONE Who Participates is a Winner.

      Armageddon will be changed to “Goodbye Earth” , because “Armageddon” Implies Bad things happening to Earth. “Good Bye” is a Nice Gesture.

      The Royal Rumble will be changed to “The Rumble” , because “Royal” Implies that You’re Better than Others.

      No Way Out will be changed to “Staying In” , because having NO Way Out could be Considered Claustrophobic.

      WrestleMania will be changed to “WrestleFun!” , because “Mania” is Insensitive to those with Mania.

      Backlash will be changed to “Rebound” , because Lashing Back is Mean.

      How Sad this is…

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    • TheKid
    • January 18, 2014

    *What Was The American Point Of View And The British Point Of View On The Declaration Of Independence? I need this for my research project.Can you tell me the point of view for both?

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    1. The American Colonists believed that it was a list of complains which the Crown had ignored for years so the Colonists had the right to break away.

      The Crown thought that it didn’t matter what anyone else believed, the American Colonists were a bunch of trash that weren’t worthy of being treated like humans.

      The average city dwelling Brit was too busy trying to avoid starving to death, dieing of diseases from the open sewers and trying to avoid the press gangs to care one way or another.

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    • Chanty
    • February 25, 2014

    Where Can I Watch Wwe Breaking Point Australian Time?

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      • Admin
      • February 25, 2014

      Check with your Satellite Provider. Sydney, Australia is 15 hours ahead in New York, so if they were to broadcast WWE Breaking Point Live to Australia, the Pre-Show would start at 10:30 AM Monday Morning. I don’t know if any bars or restaurants are going to buy American Wrestling Pay Per Views and show them in the morning. Maybe, they would buy it and show it on Tape Delay when it is more convenient for their customers. However, by that time people will be able to go on the Internet and find out the results.

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    • Pelosi & Lefts Ruined California
    • March 11, 2014

    When Do You Think Americans Breaking Point Will Be? Just about everyday this gov’t is doing something new and a aweful, when will the Revolution begin?
    We are too strong and set in our ways to allow having a dictator telling us what to do , when to do it etc. Like we 300 Million Americans are gonna let one guy destroy our FREEDOM! I don’t think so! No wonder McCain said to vote for Obama may be to vote for a Overthrown Govt!

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    1. We are beyond the breaking point now! Have you seen all the “Tea Party” protests!?

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    • Lord Edgecombe
    • March 16, 2014

    Why Do Americans Have Such A Misinformed View Of World War Two? Is it their Education system or is it Hollywood Movies Glorifying the American Contribution,Leading Americans to believe they won it themselves?

    I often hear Americans say ”We saved your Butts” But this obviously isn’t true and quite offensive to the memory of the British men who gave their lives in the World Wars.

    Great Britain was the only Allied Country to fight non stop all the way through World War One and World War Two Britain also fought the in war completely alone for three years and dis-swayed The Nazi’s invasion plan in the Battle of Britain and later joined Allied Forces in Liberating Europe.

    Over Three Quarters of the D-Day Landing Forces were British and Canadian,

    The Naval Combat Vessels On D-Day Were approximately 79% British & Canadian; 16? 1/2 % American & 4? 1/2 % other Allies.

    Even U.S Landing Craft were manned by British Sailors.

    Oh and the British War Debt to America was paid up on 29th December 2006.

    Britain does not owe the current American population anything in terms of gratitude,But we do owe your brave Soilders who gave their lives in World War Two Respect and we will continue to Honour and remember the sacrifice they made.

    What do you think?

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    1. I’m pretty impressed with the American posters here, when I asked this question I got some right abuse! Take a look: http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AjA5Gi29JL2BLO3M39IYZsohBgx.;_ylv=3?qid=20090704111438AAYxi5J

      Anyway, you pretty much nailed it by mentioning a) the American education system & b) Hollywood:

      The American education system tells Americans about American involvement in things, even events such as the Battle of Britain are taught from an American view points i.e. they focus on the Americans who fought in the Battle of Britain (this is true by the way, not just a false example). For some reason the British war effort seems to really take a back seat in America.

      Hollywood films are propaganda juggernauts, nothing more. Have you seen the famous Enigma Code? According to that film the code was broken by Americans, now that’s changing history right there! Look at Pearl Harbour, that film has a Battle of Britain sequence but only from an American angle (the films also suggest Americans could join Eagle squadron despite the fact that U.S. airmen were prohibited from doing so).

      We Brits certainly respect & thank those American GI’s who came over & fought, but I’ll defend to my death stupid kids telling me “we saved your butts in WW2”. Do young Americans think they are owed a living because their country fought in a World War some 65 years ago?!

      It seems that those… Less enlightened Americans can’t boast about their nations contrabution to the war without dismissing/mocking other nations efforts. But to be fair I’ve always been under the impression that most intelligent, well educated Americans actually know better than to say such ignorant comments, & to be honest its only their opinion that I value. If Americans don’t want to learn about the war then fine, but don’t then, fuelled by blind patriotism dismiss other nations contrabutions to the war.

      edit: Lol that Sophie is so anti-British, it’s very endearing. The girl can’t answer a question about Britain without calling us ‘tribal’. Oh no! Some random yank doesn’t like us… Aaarrggh! What ever will we do without some random no body?! Oh deary me! Boohooo!!

      edit: I see Sophie has now removed her input from this question, ha!

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    • Irfan
    • March 17, 2014

    Advantages & Disadvantages Of Social Networking Sites? Advantages & disadvantages of social networking sites?

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    1. Here are the advantages that can be more than enough for you to want to join in.

      Low Costs
      Definitely, it’s cheaper to use online social networking for both personal and business use because most of it is usually free. While personal use is rather simple for anyone, the business functions are underestimated by many. In a social networking site, you can scout out potential customers and target markets with just a few clicks and keystrokes, adding a boost to your usual advertisements and promotional strategies. It lets you learn about their likes and dislikes, which is tremendous. If you want to fine tune your business, then this is the way to go, whether on a budget or not.

      Builds Credibility
      You definitely can gain the customers’ confidence if you can connect to them on both a personal and professional level. Despite having to do a bit of work, it definitely pays off as you can be tapped for an offer if someone catches wind of your products or services. As long as you don’t pursue them too aggressively, you will do well here.

      Connections
      You are friends with people who have other friends, and so on. There is potential in such a common situation. By using a social networking site, you can do what you can and get connected with these people to form a web of connections that can give you leverage if you play your cards right.

      Disadvantages:

      Lack of Anonymity
      You are putting out information about your name, location, age, gender, and many other types of information that you may not want to let others know. Most people would say be careful, but no one can be certain at any given time. As long as people can know who you exactly are, then some can find ways to do you in.

      Scams and Harassment
      There is a potential for failure of security in both personal and business context. While many sites apply certain measures to keep any of these cases of harassment, cyber-stalking, online scams, and identity theft to an absolute minimum, you still may never know.

      Time Consuming
      If this is not your kind of thing, that it would just be a waste of time for you. The key to social networking is that it is supposed to be fun, whether you are just doing it for kicks or clicking around for business purposes. That should be reasonable enough for anyone, but there are those people who don’t see the point. For them, it can be a disadvantage.

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    • Daniel
    • March 31, 2014

    Are There Any Positive American Stereotypes? I am aware of the many negative stereotypes attached to Americans (fat, lazy, uneducated), but what are some POSITIVE stereotypes. I mean, I certainly agree that America is not the best country, but as an American I also dislike it when other countries only point out the negative traits. What about the positive traits? Anyone can answer, but I prefer to get answers from folks who spent enough time here in the U.S. I mean, there’s at least ONE positive trait for every culture, so “there is nothing good about America” is not really an answer.

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    1. Americans have rediscovered patriotism, and that is a good thing. A good stereotype, Americans waving their flag. We got away from it for awhile, but I saw a nationally syndicated article the other day about parades, and that Americans need to stand and put their hand over their heart when the flag passes, like we are supposed to. Good for that author! Saw another about behaviour at stadiums during the national anthem. It stinks, and we need to do better.
      Did you know, that thanks to a new law awhile back, it is now OK for men retired from the service, and service people not in uniform, to salute the flag, and others in service? It wasn’t Ok before, they were supposed to put their hand over their heart. Good law, good sterotype, a saluting American!
      During the 1960s, we were involved in a war that was very unpopular with Americans, and we took out our frustration about that on the men and women that had to serve in the war. Bad.
      The war in the middle east might be unpopular, but at least we do not spit on the soldiers when they come home. We take care of them. And are known now for our generosity to them, and getting better at it.
      Good stereotype, we are good to our wounded and fallen soldiers.

      We all have probably noticed that in a time of crisis in other countries, the USA is supposed to report for duty. We are known world wide for it, and when it is not forthcoming on the scale that it is wanted, we are criticized. Dropping food and equipment and blankets from the sky, sending men and machines in to take care of any tragedies, and do it hours after tragedy strikes. But during times of prosperity, other countries really hate our guts. They demonstrate, they want our military bases closed, they do not want us to “interfere” with their countries.
      I think that our volunteer spirit, and the aid that we send is a positive thing. A good Stereotype.

      Our “Bible belt” is a good thing. Americans are known for their Bible toting and thumping ways. It is a good stereotype.

      right now, America is getting a black eye from other countries. Our politicians are corrupt, and not in touch with the people. There are revolutions all over the world right now, people getting rid of their corrupt governments, and the Washington fat cats and their sycophant corporate supporters don’t think it could happen here. They think the tea party is a joke. Well, when the tea party turns up in Washington armed, and blows up the capital building, and takes control of the nation, think again.
      Americans are not in control of their government, negative stereotype.

      We used to be well known for our money making free enterprise system. Good stereotype: Americans are rich. Not any more, 60% of America is owned by people from foreign countries. We are in debt to all of them. We are in debt to ourselves, and each other. Gee, Warren Buffet, richest man in the USA, is bailing out Bank of America! Isn’t that backwards, should not he banks be bailing us out? Bad stereotype: americans blew all of their money on bad investments, and allowed corporate raiders to swipe money from the american people, and the people did nothing about it. My friend’s IRA account is 3/4 gone, and there is nothing he can do. He is supposed to retire in 5 years. He won’t be able to. And that , of course, was on purpose. The baby boomers are retiring, and big business does not want to pay for it, so, they stole all of our retirement money, so we could not. And they claimed their businesses were in trouble, and laid us off so we could not retire.They win twice, they get all of our retirement money, and they do not have to pay us retirement benefits, because we can’t afford to retire! Bad stereotype, we are broke.

      Our freedom, and our exercising our rights in it is a good stereotype. If we are so bad, why are middle east countries overthrowing their dictatorship governments, and starting up democracies? I had to laugh, there was a man of middle eastern descent, waving a flag, and saying, “Thank you America” right on tv. Finally, somebody thanked us for our help! We are so used to them burning our flag and our president in effigy, I personally did not believe I was being thanked! Thank you, newly liberated middle eastern man! For thanking me for our money and teaching to get you liberated! Hope you enjoy democracy!

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    • Buffy5455
    • April 5, 2014

    Science Behind A Broken Heart? We have all at one point in our lives felt our heart break (well most of us have) and I am wondering what causes that sensation in your chest? Is if really your heart squeezing and is this damaging to your heart?

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    1. I understood the term “broken heart” for the first time when my dad died – my heart literally hurt.

      Relatively little is understood about the impact of emotions on our health. What we do know is that certain emotions create a physiological response. If these emotions are negative and prolonged, then the resulting response in the body can be negative as well.

      For example, women who reported symptoms of depression or antidepressant use had twice the risk of death from cardiac arrest and at least 37 percent more risk of death from heart disease (Journal of the American College of Cardiology). The study followed 63,4690 women without a history of heart disease from 1992 to 2004.

      Researchers at Yale found that anger and other strong emotions can trigger potentially deadly heart rhythms in certain vulnerable people (those with heart disease and implantable heart defibrillators)

      More than likely it’s the strong emotions and stress that cause the feeling of a broken heart, BUT any heart pain should be checked out by a doctor to be on the safe side.

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    • Anonymous
    • April 21, 2014

    Does Any One Know Any New Social Networking Sites ? I’m sick of facebook and all those other things .
    Does anyone one know any new social networks for teens ?

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    1. http://frid.ge/
      Fridge enables anyone to instantly create simple and private social networks to share photos, messages, and events with friends and groups.

      http://bo.lt/
      BO.LT lets you ”remix” pages and share them with the people you want to reach.

      http://www.toonti.com/
      Toonti is a platform that allows you to create your own custom social network.

      http://www.stribe.com/
      Create, publish and manage easily your community on your website. Get your own social network in a very short time.

      http://www.pearltrees.com/
      Pearltrees lets you organize the web your way. Use pearltrees to keep at hand the contents you find everyday on the web, to discover new contents from people who share your interests, to drive through your own web.

      http://swimwire.com/
      Your single Swimwire page can list and link all your online profiles, making it easier to stay connected. Your free profile can automatically connect with sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube to bringing all your social networks together to one place. Help people find you, anytime, anywhere, online.

      http://www.bebo.com/
      Bebo is a social media network where friends share their lives and explore great entertainment. Members can stay in touch with their College friends, connect with friends, share photos, discover new interests and just hang out.

      http://www.socialgo.com/
      SocialGO lets you easily create and run a feature-filled social networking website. You choose who can join, what they can do and how it looks. The best part is it’s free to get going.

      http://socialtext.com/
      Discover, create and use social networks to get things done Socialtext People gives you social networking with your colleagues at work.

      http://www.mixtt.com/
      Instead of being centered on individuals, MIXTT is centered on groups. Essentially, you and your group of friends meet another group of friends.

      http://www.sixent.com/
      Sixent makes it easy for people to share their lives online the way they want by giving users the ability to create multiple profiles to show different sides of themselves to different people. These profiles are tied to pages, groups and content (like blog posts, photos and videos) that users can selectively share with their diverse contact network.

      http://mixxt.de/
      mixxt helps you create your own social network. Just as you would like it: Design, features, lots of privacy and many more options.

      http://www.friendster.com/
      Friendster is a leading global online social network focused on helping people stay in touch with friends and discover new people and things that are important to them.

      http://en.netlog.com/
      On Netlog, you can create your own account with pictures, blogs, a guestbook, and much more. You can find people from your area, expand your friends network, or find people having the same interests as you.

      sixgroups.com/
      Six groups enables you to start your own community, about every topic, available to everyone – it’s fast, easy and for free.

      http://rstat.us/
      Microblogging has taken the world by storm. Millions of people around the world now share their thoughts with friends, family, and random strangers every day.

      http://www.youfig.com/
      Band together with friends and colleagues to exchange ideas, network, and collaborate in real time private communities.

      omgili.com/
      Omgili is a search engine designed to index web-based discussion forums. Omgili’s unique algorithm analyzes forums not as a simple web page, but as an active discussion with a title, topic and replies.

      http://www.yuku.com/
      Yuku is about communities, discussion, profiles, images and blogs – all in one place. You can sign up to Yuku and create a free account. Each Yuku user account can create up to five Profiles. And each account can build message boards, a blog or create a gallery.

      http://www.klostu.com/
      All the message boards, all the people, all communities: All connected. This is Klostu. Klostu unites all the message boards, making it easier to meet new people and find information in your field of interest. It’s easy, fun and not to mention handy.

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    • ☆ Hey There! ☆
    • May 15, 2014

    Social Networking Sites? What are some free social networking sites? THANKS
    does it look like a poll? jeez needed ur 2 points huh

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    1. This site is a very active site
      http://www.fubar.com/join_w1.php?friend=3138160
      100% free
      18+
      Lots of people are on all the time- no dead times
      Chat
      Email
      Instant Msgs
      Webcams
      & A lot more and all for free!
      No Credit Card needed!
      There isnt a catch
      Seriously
      I am not a bot or the owner, I just like this site- it is a lot of fun and sooooooooo many people on!
      Come check it out!
      http://www.fubar.com/join_w1.php?friend=3138160

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    • Canuck
    • May 15, 2014

    Which Is The Best Social Networking Site For Adults? Opinions on any sites would be appreciated.

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    1. I say MySpace: or Facebook:

      Top social-networking sites
      MySpace: Largest social-networking site with 49 million visitors in August. It was bought in July by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. for $580 million.
      YouTube: A video-heavy networking site that is No. 2 with 34 million viewers. Google announced a deal to buy YouTube last week for $1.65 billion.
      Facebook: A site restricted to high schoolers and college kids with e-mail addresses ending in ‘edu’ until two weeks ago. Yahoo! is said to be interested in buying it. It is valued at $1 billion.
      Classmates.com: A site for reconnecting with high school friends.
      LiveJournal: A popular Web site for bloggers.
      Multiply: A Boca Raton-based social-networking site founded by a former executive from Sportsline.com. It is aimed at twentysomethings and thirtysomethings.
      Friendster: The original social-networking site, founded in 2002. It’s now trying to reinvent itself with $13 million in cash from SiliconValley venture capitalists and targets the same crowd as Multiply.
      Good night to you princess and I hope this will help you out!! Good luck xoxo

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    • Johanna
    • May 18, 2014

    I S The American Government Going Broke?

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    1. Technically, no. Current payments are being funded by exporting cash to overseas governments who buy greenbacks because of their stability. HOWEVER, the ongoing drop in valuation of the dollar combined with low interest rates is making the dollar less attractive. At some point the forces will converge and a stronger currency will be more attractive. HOWEVER, the dollar and US Economy are so intertwined with the global economy that no other country can afford to just quit the dollar. So, for the forseeable future (and quite a long time beyond that) the US government will not be going broke unless some catastrophic event causes the world to seek to separate themselves from the dollar quickly.

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    • Letisha
    • May 21, 2014

    Teenager With No Social Networking Sites? I kind of feel like I’m out of the loop, I’m only 16 year old, I don’t have ANY social networking sites. I use to have twitter but I deactivated it to focus on school now I’m so bored and don’t talk to anyone. I don’t want to make a new one cause its so much work getting everyone to follow me again. Should I make twitter/ Instagram or is it a waste ? Cause schools starting back in 2 weeks anyways and it might distract me..

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    1. Social Networks are a waste of time anyways.
      Your not missing anything. Most of they time there’s just useless things that you’re better off not getting addicted to. People start drama, talk about stuff nobody cares about etc. Just focus on what makes you happy and nobody else. When you graduate social networking will just be a waste of time anyways. Education can get you a stable happy life. Social networking can make you an internet addict.

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    • Trevor
    • May 30, 2014

    How To Create A Social Networking Site? I was wondering if it is posibal to make my own social network and what i would need to know to do so and if i would need help

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    1. There are websites that allow you to create your own social network. However, first think about whether this is actually a useful undertaking. Nobody is going to join it unless you pester them about it, so what’s the point?
      People switch their social network, if a _better_ alternative comes along. That’s why a) myspace is dead and b) Google+ never took off.
      You aren’t going to be the next Zuckerberg anyway with a social network site, that drop is licked, as we say here.

      If you still want to do this, google “create your own social network”, which is what you should’ve done before asking this question anyway.

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