What if you had ab IPO and nobody came?
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.
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.
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?
- Dumb ideas? Facebook to buy Opera? Build own smartphone? – ZDNet (blog)(zdnet.com)
- Why a Facebook phone doesn’t stand a chance(zdnet.com)
- Some Conspiracy Theories Are True Conspiracies – for Example: the Republican Campaign(gibbsonline.typepad.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Obama Information Czar Confronted Over “Ban Conspiracy Theories” Paper(gunnyg.wordpress.com)