Social Media Rules OK

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There Are No Rules

The first rule of social media is: ‘Don’t talk about the rules of social media.’

I’ve been meaning to post something, somewhere, about the ‘rules’ (more like a common-sense philosophy) that I have developed for myself in the world of social media.  When I first started dabbling in SM, on the reviled and adored (by some) facebook platform, it was clear that the interaction framework is self-evident – people post status updates or links and it is entirely up to each user what they ‘like’, ‘share’, or comment on.

Before starting to use Twitter (which initially baffled me.  It just didn’t seem to serve any purpose – now you can hardly get me off the thing.), I decided to do some research on the protocols – and it was quite difficult to find any guidance around what the do’s and don’ts are.

Anyway, here’s my rules for how to behave on facebook, Twitter, WordPress, and everywhere else in the virtual communication sphere:

  1. RECIPROCATE.  If someone follows your Twitter account or WordPress blog, do the same in return. [Exception: On Twitter, there are lots of obviously 'scam' accounts, and others offering "thousands of followers for only $29" or whatever.  I never reciprocate with those.]
  2. RECIPROCATE.  If someone likes a post, retweets your witty tweet, or comments on your latest post, do something in return.  A comment gone unanswered, a message not replied to, or any indication that the relationship is purely one-way, is no fun, and gets old, real quick.
  3. RECIPROCATE.  Just.  Be.  A.  Person.  Just because you’re on social media, doesn’t mean normal rules of civility don’t apply.  Sure, there’s some relaxed language, and casual interaction that can be taken or left, but we’re all still humans (except the ‘bots) – some of us with a fragile ego (not me!).  AND, only bona fide celebrities should have 10 to 1 or 1000 to 1 follower:following ratios.  Wanna be a celebrity?  Go make a movie, or cut an album, or just fucking get over yourself.

I may come back here over time and flesh this out a bit more – but for now, this is where I’m at.

Oh, and if you ever catch me not abiding by my own rules, call me out on it!

Cheers!

AsGrayAsGray

P.S. – This is my 100th published post on this blog!

A very brief history of Australia’s for-profit detention industry | #Serco #Transfield #G4s

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A very brief history of Australia’s for-profit detention industry | #Serco #Transfield #G4s.


Pressed this from Operational Matters (http://xborderoperationalmatters.wordpress.com/), with thanks.

Terror Team Australia

Abbott Is Protecting You

Abbott Is ‘Protecting You’

Well, now it’s official – Australia is ‘likely’ to be attacked by terrorists, and our ‘alert level’ has been raised to ‘high’.

So, don’t hang around reading this!  Run!  Run for your lives – the radicalised fundamentalist Muslimists are coming!

Since the inception of Team Australia (a propaganda masterstroke by which Goebbels would be utterly underwhelmed), we have been warned that otherwise-sane Australian citizens would be lured to the Middle East to become highly-trained killers and then return home to KILL US ALL.

We then discovered there was a hotbed of terror-planning on the Gold Coast, with men-of-Middle-Eastern-appearance plotting our demise in a bookshop (please ignore the fact that they were actually likely to be planning on joining the fight in Syria against the Assad regime – a fight our great nation itself has seen fit to join).

And now we are all supposed to be ‘alert, not alarmed’, but alarmed enough to be scared of the fear of terror.

…Again – Remember the fridge-magnet, and the accompanying booklet, from 11 years ago?:

Alert, Not Alarmed

A Fridge-Magnet To Save Us All

What a fucking joke…  All of it.

I’d happily bet a thousand dollars right now that if any ‘terror event’ was to occur in Australia in the near future, it is a fake.  A ‘false flag‘ event to galvanise us against an illusory enemy, and get us lined up behind un-renounced UK citizen Abbott and his ridiculous nationalistic war-drum-beating, self-preserving, distraction-inducing, budget-obfuscating, refugee-killing, mess of a government.

That is all.  Go back to sleep.

AsGrayAsGray

$ervices Rendered – Re-Post

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Laughing at You

NOTE: Another post that I’m dredging up from February.  Re-posting this, just because it disappeared for a while, and today it was commented on by someone who tried to insult me by using bad words… (see below the post).


So, the Australian Taxation Office has handed ~$880 Million to News Corp

What.

The.

Fuck?

It is portrayed in the mainstream media as a “long-running court battle”.  Well, I call bullshit.

“The money represents years of claims for exchange rate losses run up by News following a 1989 restructure of the empire.”

What the fuck?  That’s just international business, right?  Exchange rates go up.  Exchange rates go down.  All part of the risk.

No money changed hands in the restructure, which involved swapping ownership and debt among group companies.  Because loans in the deal were denominated in US dollars, News claimed tax losses when the exchange rate changed.”

Alarm bells ringing yet?  So, the ‘tax-payer’ foots the bill for a merged company de-merging at a time of volatile exchange rates?

What the fuck?

There should be riots in the streets about this.

But, apparently, there are not.

All the charities, committees, community groups, education providers, etc., that have had promised money taken from them recently should be kicking in the doors of Parliament and the Treasury and the ATO.

This is so clearly nothing more than a handsome and fat payment for services rendered.

You know it, I know it.

Remember that gift given by the Murdoch media to the LNP and all their sycophantic hangers-on?  It was all that crazy as bat-shit ‘conservative’ squawking in the run-up to September 2013, I think.  Remember that?  Remember how gullible people swallowed it?  Now look around – see what’s going on?

“The ATO had 28 days to consider an appeal to the High Court – a period which coincided with the federal election, in which Mr Murdoch’s Australian newspapers campaigned heavily against the then Labor government.  News received the money following the end of the appeal period.”

THIS Shit Has Got To Stop.

Revolting NOW.  Are we revolting yet?

AsGrayAsGray

Foxes In The Henhouse

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Feeding Frenzy

ADDENDUM: I posted this back in February, and it is still valid, I think.  Since then, the foxes have been salivating at their seemingly endless menu of victims, and have eaten quite a few more helpless souls.  And the Number 1 fox, doing his utmost to divert attention from his and his government’s cruelty and ineptitude, has (in no particular order):

  • declared war on Russia
  • found and then lost a missing plane
  • failed to retrieve ‘bodies, and parts of bodies’ (and save them from the ‘ravages of heat, and of animals’) that were disgorged from another plane in Ukraine
  • and also declared war on a fake terrorist organisation, while ignoring the dying in neighbouring Palestine and Syria…

So I thought I would dredge it up and re-post it.  I still think that a pitchfork-brandishing mob at the Governor-General’s lodgings is a required thing…


 

And then there were foxes in the henhouse.

There is palpable outrage, in certain circles, at the turn of events since the last Federal election.  And then there’s the rest – the sheeple, some of whom are still glibly celebrating the removal of a government that they had allowed themselves to believe was somehow illegitimate or unworthy.  To those latter people – dead of brain, absent of compassion, ignorant of history, hateful of progress, centred of self, and whet of appetite for political blood – I have nought but contempt.  You have enabled the frenzy.

True to form, the Liberal Party (aided by their provincial half-wit National cousins) have now well-and-truly commenced the feeding, after a brief post-circle-jerk hibernation, during which I think perhaps Tony Abbott attempted to murder Michael Schumacher while skiing off-piste in France.

A brief glance at the past few months reveals a trail of mangled poultry at the door to the barn.  The policy rhetoric, the legislative amendments, the approvals granted, the threats to entire industries, and the generous declarations of a mandate, are all clear signals that the political and corporate intent is to eviscerate the entire country and feed the hearts to the chosen ones.

There is that outrage that I mentioned, bubbling along, and occasionally spilling over, in those circles where the overwhelming sense is still a nauseous blend of shock, indignation, horror, and perplexed surprise.  It is there that you can find the lists detailing all the promises broken, the amoral funding severances, and the habitats slated for molestation.  But it is not enough.  The sheeple are still happy – for the fox is only a fox, he is not a wolf, and they continue to live in comfort.  Only when some of the sheeple begin to realise that they too are merely poultry, will there be a significant groundswell against the current paradigm.  I don’t pretend to assume that that will actually occur.

In other outlets I have echoed the hushed pleas to revolt, I have suggested that there must be ways to stop some of the damage before it is too late by invoking the legal guns of the toothless tiger that is the UN, and I have pondered the concept that planned demonstrations across the nation next month be diverted and centralised to become a citizen’s march to the Governor-General’s office to implement a people’s dismissal.

I believe the situation is becoming very dire indeed.  Maybe the feeding frenzy will descend into chaos, and there will be enough disquiet to inspire some forceful protestation.  A massive vote of no confidence is required, and a dismissal of some sort will clearly be necessary.

I don’t pretend to know how to eject the fox.  But surely, at the current rate of consumption, there will come a push-back.  I can dream.  And hope that my dream is shared by more and more each night.

What will it take to wake the farmer, whoever that might metaphorically be, and alert him to the presence of foxes in the henhouse?  He seems unaware that the cliched fabric of the society we live in is being torn apart while he sleeps.

AsGrayAsGray

Guest Post: “Answer the Damn Question!”: Australian Man Invents New Game Show That Saves The World

AsGrayAsGray:

I wrote this, and someone other than me saw fit to publish it. Go figure…
Reblogged, with MASSIVE thanks, from The Big Blog Of All The Shit I Know.
Now, go read it!
Thanks again, TBBOATSIK!!

Originally posted on The Big Blog of All the Shit I Know:

Do not adjust the horizontal or the vertical. You are about to enter a realm of radical televisory entertainment presented by AsGrayAsGrayEnjoy at your own foul-smelling peril. 


Nickelodeon Slime Jim Carrey | The Big Blog of All the Shit I Know

You’ve been slimed.

Almost every time I see or hear a politician in an interview, I can be heard screaming “Answer the damn question!” Same goes for business leaders, bureaucrats, CEO’s, media ‘personalities’, company spokespersons, and all the other time-wasters and obfuscators who refuse to participate in any variety of ‘plain talking’.

Seems everyone is too scared to just simply speak the truth. Covering the backside has taken priority over facts and real information. And I blame most, if not all, of the world’s ills on this apparent inability to just. answer. a. question.

I could rattle off pages of the ills I speak of, but I won’t bore you – you all know what our ills are…

Instead, I’ll cut straight…

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Rapture Machine

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Goin’ On Up To The Spirit In The Sky

TRIGGER WARNING: This post pours boiling oil onto prophecy-believing Christians, Jews and Muslims, and all the fakes (politicians, lobbyists, captains of industry & religion, etc.) who are doing their utmost to artificially fulfill an ancient prophecy.  If you are offended by having your beliefs/faith challenged, then press your ‘Back’ button now!


 

If you were a bit crazy, or a bit led astray, you might believe some of those stories in the Bible (or similar tales from Torah, or Qur’an) that tell of the End Times, and the Revelation, and the Rapture (or similar devices in Torah, or Qur’an).

If you then also look at current events in the Middle East, and decide to draw a connecting line between your beliefs or the stories you have read, and these current events, then you may believe that what you are seeing is the Gog and Magog prophecy beginning to be fulfilled.

Whatever…

My point is this: ‘THEY’ ARE BUILDING A RAPTURE MACHINE; there are many powerful individuals (politicians, business executives, military elites, religious leaders, etc.) that are doing everything in their power to create the battle-ground that will facilitate their ascension to heaven.  They are toying with humanity and the very Earth itself in their attempts to artificially fulfill a prophecy.

There are some people out there foaming at the mouth (and speaking in tongues) to ensure that the current situation in the Iraq/Syria/Palestine theatres devolves even further into all-out war – like, not just a regional conflict, but real all-out war with combatants drawn from all over the globe (commonly referred to as a World War).  This would fit their purpose quite neatly, reinforce their capital wealth in the short-term and perhaps fortify/justify their faith and perhaps assure their desired ascension in the longer-term.

This is not a theological essay, so I will stop now, but here are the key take-away points:

  1. Don’t believe that there is any legitimate reason for any of what is happening – ISIS, Gaza, Ukraine, Syria, Egypt – these are all just enablers for a massive desert face-off with bombs and bullets.
  2. If you want do some cursory research of your own, just do two image searches on Google; “ISIS map” and “Gog and Magog map”.  Overlay the two, and, wow, what a coincidence.
  3. Remember that Al Qaeda and ISIS are inventions of the West, not grassroots Arab spiritual movements.
  4. Observe the machinations that are pushing all of us onto a war-footing – new anti-terror laws, ‘saving’ the Christians in Iraq after doing nothing while the ‘other’ (non-Christian) Arabs in Palestine and Syria die, accusing global super-powers of murder (Tony Abbott on Putin), actively offering military assistance and engagement where none was requested (Tony Abbott to Obama).
  5. Circle back to point 1 – ask yourself why any of this is happening, at all.  It is all engineered.

That is all.  You can go back to sleep now.

AsGrayAsGray