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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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cool story bro

https://twitter.com/#!/Agonzo1

eh, I saw the same thing back in '08...

people got paranoid, deleted facebook accounts, yada yada yada.... Look, here's the deal. It's OKAY to have a facebook account, just don't get too freakin' personal with it. If there's something about YOU that you'd like to keep private, don't go postin' it on facebook. It's pretty simple. There's probably DHS agents hiding at Wal-Mart too, but ya don't march in there and tell everyone where you live and what your phone number is. All in all, enjoy your freedom of speech and don't let the spooks scare ya out of the benefits of social networking. Remember, if no one "follows", the no one "rules". The man can watch me all it wants, doesn't mean I'm gonna change anything about how I live my life. Peace, yall.

"NOTHIN'S gonna change my world"

"sometimes I hug the coffee table when no one is looking."

Facebook co-sponsored Cispa

I think that says a lot about who they are now as oppose to back in 08. Its actually quite liberating to say the least.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

I was literally

one of the first...let's say, 10,000 people that signed up for Facebook back in the fall of 2004. Needless to say i haven't had it since 2009 and haven't looked back! I thought I would miss it, but it isn't even something I think about anymore and I laugh at those who are obsessed and put their entire business out there on facebook like it is some sort of protected medium. I will say that it would be nice to be able to go back in and look at those individuals from 5, 10, 50 years ago and just see how they turned it, but it really isn't worth it to me to be a part of it. I love my privacy.

ConstitutionHugger's picture

Facebook is my stick

I like to jab at people with my Ron Paul videos and comments. It's pretty much my Ron Paul channel now. I post no personal stuff anymore. I've been posting stuff about Ron Paul for 8 months- to cricket like silence. Today I got this:

"Yes! Yes let's vote Ron Paul and leave Afghanistan war torn so they can come blow up more Americans! Let's get in the same predicament we were in again because we left them unstable for a SECOND time! Oh that's such a GOOD IDEA!!!"

I posted this and await her response:

Thanks for your response, I appreciate your opinion- even if it is sarcastic.

I don’t understand why you believe Americans are responsible for Afghanistan. And why you fear another attack if the US withdraws.

Afghanistan has a long history of being war torn, since before the US even existed. None of the 9/11 hijackers were Afghani. They were mostly Saudi’s (and the US is best buds with the Saudis, go figure). Osama bin Laden is dead. A group of criminals attacked the US, not the country of Afghanistan.
The attackers said they did it because they don’t want us over there. The US has been meddling in Middle Eastern affairs since 1953, well before the first attacks against the US. (Please watch this video when you get a chance and tell me what you think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQs5hoHW_Qc) The hatred of US foreign policy is what enables criminals to organize people to attack us.
There is no way for a foreign power to stabilize another country by force. Peace comes from the people who live there. I believe that our efforts for crime prevention should be done in our own country (the hijacked planes were flying around off course for an hour and where was security? Why are the borders left wide open?).

If Afghanistan was happy and peaceful would that ensure there would be no more attacks against us? No. And yet we (especially families like yours) pay a high price for no guarantees of US safety.
I don’t live in fear of poor people in countries half way around the world. I’m concerned that people in this country are using fear of terrorist attacks to dismantle the Bill of Rights and conduct wars for profit at the expense of our troops’ lives and taxpayer dollars.

Right there with you

I really can't stand facebook but I post regularly on RP and only a one of my 70-odd "friends" ever bothers to engage in any conversation about Paul.

Sad to say the bulk of them are more interested in funny dog videos than the state of the nation and the need for drastic change.

I am pretty sure they all think I am a complete and utter nut case (except for one of them).

Its a bit depressing.

ConstitutionHugger's picture

As long as those uninterested people

who like to watch dog video aren't voting I guess it's fine. It's the ones that are interested in politics and are voting that we have to work on.

ConstitutionHugger's picture

As long as those uninterested people

who like to watch dog video aren't voting I guess it's fine. It's the ones that are interested in politics and are voting that we have to work on.

Well, I still use facebook to

Well, I still use facebook to try to 'probe' the minds of those that know me. After sharing a quote from Paul(the "Foreign Aid is taking money from poor people in a rich country and giving it to rich people in a poor country" quote), my mother actually got into a serious conversation with me. I think a few more of my friends and family took note of it as well. But I am openly verbal against facebook while on there.

boo hoo

I was on the anti-facebook wagon until recently. I've never had one. I stopped using social networking when myspace was still cool. I've spent the last couple years ignoring social networking and only talking to people I met in person. I had a ron Paul Meet up but barely utilized it. Then I read this Jeffrey Tucker piece from last week, posted on his LFB.ORG site (worth reading every day!):
http://lfb.org/today/throwing-out-the-old/
and I realized I'm missing out.
I recently moved to a remote area and no longer do I run into any random stranger walking down a street. I realized I don't have alot of like-minded friends, other than the ones I've already accumulated. The realization that I can -- in less than five minutes -- sign up for a website, and be linked to all sorts of amazing groups and people and things of interest to me is amazing.

If you really think it matters that DHS or whatever can watch you on your facebook page just remember these things:
1. A DRONE COULD BE FLYING OVER YOU RIGHT NOW.
2. YOUR CELL PHONE CAN BE TRACKED.
3. YOUR CAR CAN BE TRACKED. (Some bill got passed too that there will be mandatory GPS-like devices in cars soon too. Google Eric Peters' article on the subject. Prepare to hate govt even more)
4. DP is probably tracked.
5. Does it hurt that the DHS knows there are millions of anti-government rebels using a free market tool that is so marvelous as Facebook to network and connect? They DON'T want us to talk to each other and exchange ideas. They'd rather we stay inside and read our fun little books (such as say...For A New Liberty by Murray Rothbard) and just sit inside and think all day, not sharing it with the world. This revolution didn't begin on the internet but the internet is the weapon we will use to keep it alive.

I see Ron Paul signs all over my neighborhood (if you want to call backroads and farms in New Hampshire a "neighborhood"). I can't really just go knock on their doors, can I? They'd probably come out shooting. So I think I'll join facebook (internet spies be damned!) and find them there.
Hey DHS, come get me! You can see what kind of music I like (bob seger...wait this guy's anarchist?) and my favorite tv shows (drew carey? he's against the drug war, raid him!)

my diy adventure blog: dickdoesit.blogpsot.com

what are you going to tell your children

I fought a revolution...on facebook?

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

ummm.....

had it not been for Myspace, I probably never woulda learned about Ron Paul. And had it not been for Facebook, I probably wouldn't have ever been able to introduce others to Ron Paul. Social Networking has it's advantages when it comes to the revolution. (hell of a lot easier than riding through town on horseback screaming at the top of your lungs... just sayin')....

"sometimes I hug the coffee table when no one is looking."

Same here

Friend on Myspace kept posting Ron Paul videos and after awhile I finally watched one. I've never been the same since. I hope to do the same to my friends on Facebook.

The American Revolution was propagated by pamphlets

read in bars and other public forums. Is Facebook really that different?

It's a great medium for the freedom message.

Completely agree with you.

Completely agree with you. Living in Japan, without FB I would have to stick to commenting on blogs and articles my friends in the states wouldn't go to anyway. While face-to-face is much better and more effective, FB is still a useful tool, especially for Americans like myself who live overseas.

And ya, there are eyes everywhere, so like he said, you can be tracked and watched whether you're on FB or now.

Billy Jack's picture

THe other side of the coin is

THe other side of the coin is that there is no other way to get the truth out to so many people at one time. Since we have no privacy anyway, it seems worth the trade off to me, especially at this 11th hour.

Cos Cob, CT

you can

Always call them...Or invite them out for drinks.

Or if you're like me and have

Or if you're like me and have moved to an isolated area(out in the country) 30+ miles away from pretty much everyone I've ever known...it can be a useful tool.

I did the same a few days

I did the same a few days ago...! You would be amazed how much time you actually spend on FB and how much time it frees up in your day...!

garbage in, garbage out

If you don't use it, it can't use you. Never been to Facebook even though bloggers are increasingly using it for comments. A trend I hope goes away. I find other ways to pitch for Paul. Not that I'm anti-social, just anti-social engineering.

be prepared

Good for you

I had a FB account briefly, didn't much like it (and became increasingly wary of their data-mining ops), so I deleted mine too. FYI, don't visit FB for any reason for the next two weeks (or something like that) - because if you do, they'll put your account back up. They don't actually delete it when you opt out. Sneaky SOBs.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

data mining ops

so they know that someone likes lew rockwell, tom woods, gmail, and reading pearls before swine. god help us, google does this already. we'll all have to live in the hunger games before they stop tracking us. maybe then we can track them.

my diy adventure blog: dickdoesit.blogpsot.com

"google does this already"

That's true. I tend to think everything one does online is recorded at some secret NSA database...like this one for example:
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/03/ff_nsadatacenter/all/1

Is it irrational to avoid FB in particular when all your online activity is being tracked anyway? Perhaps, but I've got to draw the line somewhere. And all privacy issues aside, I just dislike FB, not interested in using it. Bad substitute for real social interaction. It'll ruin social interaction like texting ruined spelling, or TV ruined reading, calculators ruined math, etc.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

All the cool kids

I mean all the RPers are heading over to worldtruth.org
RP friendly social network, doesn't share info with anyone, no advertising.

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut

Don't trust it either

Don't trust ANY of it.

Beware.

Rights are like muscles; you must exercise them to keep them fit, or they will atrophy and die.

I think it's cool that this

I think it's cool that this site exists, but I think of that scene from the Patriot where all the people get locked into a church and its set on fire. We need to take over the mainstream! Facebook is Exhibit A

my diy adventure blog: dickdoesit.blogpsot.com

seriously...no one cares what

seriously...no one cares what you are putting on Facebook. No one is spending one penny or one second scouring your profile for juicy tidbits of your life. You are simply not important enough. (Nor am I. If people want to know that I am a 40 year old man who likes to go cycling for hundreds of miles a week in the summer, and play beach volleyball and tennis, then so be it. And if Zuckerberg can figure out a way to make money off knowing that, well, more power to him. I can't do it.

^

Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people don't troll. They just don't.

http://youtu.be/TjrBdKXgYFY

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Hey mindless defender of Corruption!

We called our Representatives and told them to vote no! they obviously Are NOT doing their Job!

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

Did the same thing a year or more ago after phishing attack

which meant that someone (FB istself is my guess) a flase flag to share information. Know what - I don't miss it at all.