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Deleted my Facebook account today...

I hope many more join me. Got a few emails from family and friends asking why my account was showing "deactivated". I explained it was a privacy issue and I no longer cared to be a part of the Matrix-like grid.

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because they don't have a real life and want interaction

My ex is now "in a relationship" with someone in France. I guess webcams help these days. I don't know.

I feel bad for a lot of people on THE FACE. They are on it all the time.

I guess its addictive to know that someone somewhere is interested in you.

Facebook

When I first got on facebook it was made known to me the privacy concerns at that time and I considered opting out but then it occurred to to stay and fight. Yes they may eventually use the info to toss me in a FEMA camp but I just can't run away. I post everyday important truths we all need to be aware of and will continue to fight the good fight!!!!!!

I lurk and join in on other people's posts

I lurk and join in on other people's posts depositing nuggets of liberty. I don't post political stuff on my page. I find that it causes people to back away. Twitter is where I blast the sh_t out of the BS. No one can really complain on Twitter.

I like you liberty_because!

Screw faCIAbook

But, if you're one of those that has to “stay connected”, make 60 profiles all with slightly different information.
If everybody did that the NSA would be have to search through yottabytes of absolutely fraudulent intel, just to see which restaurant you're really at LOL

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When...

...I caught faciabook actually stealing the addresses from my e-mail address book four years ago, I slammed them hard for it and shut the account down more than angry that this company would dare to invade my privacy like that.

It came to an understanding later that this nsa/cia front is only sucking every bit of information it can get from everyone that signs up for it to build a data base in utah on every person, to include the people on their e-mail accounts address books.

Of course, if this CISPA Act goes all the way, it won't matter any more anyways. Already, we have lost our privacy years ago and the march towards the totalitarian police state in which there will be no such thing as privacy at all anymore is on target and moving forward. Only the election of Ron Paul will stop this.

Pray to God there is no false flag event in Chicago at the nato summit.

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For some reason

I do not think your prayer will be answered.

Agreed!

A lot of people who won't show their 'government ID' just to post to some sillly website, are doing it too.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

What ID?

Does FB really make you show some ID?

On the other hand

the art of resistance involves turning the state's weapons against itself. For example, I just started a Facebook page called Committee to Recall Carl Levin. We need 500,000 signatures and have no money at this point. We want this page to go viral and are urging everyone to go to CommitteeToRecallCarlLevin and to share this page with all their friends.

If anyone wants to help, go there and share this page as widely as possible.

Famous Quote from Justice William O. Douglas

"The Constitution is not neutral.
It was designed to take the government
off the backs of people."

Web 2.0 Suicide Machine

http://suicidemachine.org/

Delete every post you've ever made and remove all your "friends" before signing out forever.

That won't help

They keep records of everything you've ever posted on there...

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

You have a great resume Jane....

we're fortunate to have you in the DP community.

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey

Thanks

It's only because I'm so old, heh.

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

I've never had one

No twitter no Facebook none of that stuff and I am 20 years old in college. People never seem to understand why I don't like facebook, but I think if they just took a break from Facebook they would realize how freeing it can be to live in the real world.

Oh and I haven't had TV for ten months, haven't missed it.

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absolutely. You quickly will

absolutely. You quickly will find that you never needed it in the first place.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

That's it.

I needn't hear anymore. I am going to delete mine too...again. Was only using it to promote Paul anyhow. Would have been effective if I actually had some friends.

Is there anyway to completely remove any trace of my account? Prob not.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin

if you read the agreement when you joined...

no.

FaceBook keeps everything "into perpetuity" even after you have deleted you account.

I got off Facebook right around the last election when I was posting pictures of my artwork. At that time Facebook - since I posted pictures of my art - owned the copyright to those pictures of my artwork. (this may have changed - I'm not sure) but that is why I got off of "The Face" in the first place and why I know about trying to delete your presence on there.

There is an "Internet Suicide" program you can run which will delete every single profile of you anywhere on the internet. I did not opt for that....yet.

Deleted mine two years ago

Or rather deactivated mine two years ago. The profile and connections will still be there forever for Facebook to share with whoever they want under CISPA. At least I am no longer willingly adding to the data mine at Facebook.

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.

-C. S. Lewis

Bill must now go thru Senate

I'm going to wait till this gets thru the Senate. Let's hope Rand or Mike Lee will put a hold on this crime of a legislation.

I deleted

I deleted all of my information on facebook. It just has some pictures and my name.

Just a humble FYI...

It doesn't matter if you put personal info on FB or not any of your friends can tag YOU in anything or sign YOU in anywhere. It doesn't even matter if it's true or not. This will be searchable forever. If you decide to delete your account, which is completely up to you, make sure you unfriend EVERYONE or you will still be at their "tagging" mercy.

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

thanks.... Here's what I

thanks....

Here's what I could find on how they treat your info after you leave...

"What is the difference between deactivation and deletion?
If you deactivate your account:

Your profile (timeline) disappears from the Facebook service immediately.
People on Facebook will not be able to search for you. Some information, like messages you sent, may still be visible to others.
We save your profile (timeline) information (friends, photos, interests, etc.), just in case you want to come back to Facebook at some point. If you choose to reactivate your account, the information on your profile (timeline) will be there when you come back.

A lot of people deactivate their accounts for temporary reasons and expect their profiles (timelines) to be there when they return to the service. This option gives you the flexibility to leave and come back whenever you want.

If you permanently delete your account:

You will not be able to regain access to your account again.
Most personally identifiable information associated with it is removed from our database. This includes information like your email address, mailing address, and IM screen name. Some personally identifiable information may remain, such as your name if you sent a message to someone else.
Copies of some material (photos, notes, etc.) may remain in our servers for technical reasons, but this material is disassociated from any person"

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Unfortunately FB does not

Unfortunately FB does not delete the account but rather renders it inactive. I never even completed my account and then attempted to delete it several times and it is still there. I just do not access it.

DATA MINING OPS

Never joined FB or TWIT

refuse to play their game of data mining and
cross index me any more than they have already

just cant kneel & crawl on the way to the chutes, lol.

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I left years ago..

I know privacy in the future will be almost impossible because technology will be unbeatable. My biggest hope is that the big brother systems will bite politicians in the ass.

There is no point for making it easy by everyone signing up to the same website.

www.youtube.com/truefictions

I try to change people every day. Do You?

I never had one in the first

I never had one in the first place. Isn't facebook the internet's version of daytime television, you know, to keep unemployed people occupied so they're not causing problems for us useful people?

My cousin did this a few months ago...

My cousin did this a few months ago. I told myself that I would watch his situation, and do the same if he didn't "fall off the face of the earth". I haven't heard from him since; No lie. We live in different states so it's not like I see the guy in person.

Facebook (and other social networking) is a unique form of communication. It probably would not go over well if you walked up to someone at a party and said "Hey! Look at this picture of my awesome car! Now let me show you a video from the drag strip!" Post the same stuff on Facebook, and you're likely to get a few comments / likes. Now you're connecting with peers on a personal level, but casually and at their leisure.

Here is another more "out there" theory. We used to be a tribal society. Everyone knew what everyone else was doing (mostly), as this is inherent in communal living. We're social creatures so this was not necessarily a bad thing. Since then we've had multiple evil entities working to divide and conquer the masses, plus the industrial revolution and now we're all mostly subdivided into little family units. The problem is that we're still social creatures, so Facebook and other social media are a natural reaction to the subdivision that is being imposed upon us by those that seek control. It worked for the Arab Spring. Kinda like the book "Together Alone" except the author of that book got it wrong....

I dunno..

To me FB was the kind of thing that tricks you into thinking you are logging into a private community of like minded people when really it corrals you so that the government can better profile you than if you were randomly surfing the internet.

You can still communicate on email and private mailing lists... and with a lot more people.

Why force someone to log into a closed community to see your materials?

If it's THAT secret you will hold a meeting at your house.

The DHS hasn't bugged my mansion – yet!

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

I realize (like most RPers)

I realize (like most RPers) that facebook, myspace, twitter, and email among other things are tracked by the government. Does it concern me? Yes. Will it stop me from using it? No.

I'm a Web Designer! This is my life. I'm not sharing things I would be scared to admit in front of a grand jury.

Now of course that's the catch...I'm not one of those people who says "The TSA is good for us..as long as you don't do anything wrong you have nothing to be afraid of." - That's not me. It's just that my enjoyment of these services overpowers my fear of having my rights violated by being watched or recorded.

My solution is to politically abolish the ability for the government to do these things - not to stop what makes me happy.