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Big Stupid Question of the Day

One of my Facebook friends has a ‘Post Category’ which he calls, “BSQotD” or “Big Stupid Question of the Day”. In this category, which he posts 3 or 4 times a week, he asks a question that no one would think of asking themselves. He always gets over 100 comments. It’s a really cool post, and one I look forward to seeing.

A few days ago, the question was, “Name something you’ve done that you’re reasonably sure no other listener has done.” Here’s the post, and my comment:

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Within 30 minutes, I got 10 Facebook Friend Requests from some of the most beautiful women I’ve seen on Facebook.

Is is OK to LIKE your own Facebook Page? Did Trump vote for himself?

facebook pageOf course it is. What’s the point of going to all the trouble to create a Facebook Page if you’re not going to like it? It’s yours. You better like it, otherwise, you’re not playing with a full deck.

Let me ask another question. If a guy is running for President, isn’t  he going to vote for himself? My two points are,

Don’t run for President as a Republican and vote for the Democrat.

Don’t go to the trouble of creating a Facebook Fan Page if you’re not going to like the damn thing.

 

Have you ever wondered why people don’t read spam email?

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Can you get fired from your job for insulting someone on Facebook?

facebookI have a friend on Facebook who hates president Obama with a passion. He has called him every name under the sun. Well, almost every name. He’s a little crazy, but he’s not that crazy.

About 4 years ago, I posted something wild and crazy on Facebook. At the end of the post, I said, “This is not meant to offend anyone, and I don’t want to end up in Facebook Jail.” My friend commented, “Charlie, if Facebook hasn’t locked me up by now, you have nothing to worry about.”

Can your boss fire you for what you post on Facebook?

To begin, if your boss doesn’t like you anyway, he can fire you for wearing an ugly pair of shoes. To cover himself, he can always make a case about it being against company policy.

If your boss is indifferent about what he thinks of you, I can’t see him firing you for something you posted on Facebook. Since firing you is not the result of how you did your work, you could probably sue his ass. I don’t think he’d want to make any waves and go through the hassle of a lawsuit.

But for the sake of CYA, you’d better check with a lawyer, which I’m happy to say, I’m not.

 

8 changes that should be made on Facebook, immediately

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Change the name of the Facebook posting area

The name of the Facebook posting area indicates that there are a lot of morons on Facebook. I’ve never liked the idea of posting on someone’s wall. Talking to a wall is associated with being an idiot.

Add other options besides “Like”

Facebook wants people to know when someone likes what they post. Suppose someone doesn’t like a post. Are these people not entitled to their opinions? Some additional options should be added:

Don’t like

Despise

Rediculous

Don’t give a shit

Limit the number of times someone can change their relationship

People should be allowed to change their relationship status, because they get married, divorced or become widowed. Facebook should make two changes. First, you should not be allowed to change your relationship to something that you’ve used in the past. Second, if your relationship is changed 3 times, the fourth time should default to unstable.

Suspend members for certain types of posts

Three kinds of posts on Facebook really piss me off. These are the ones that ask you to do something.

The first is, when someone posts that he or she is taking an inventory of their friends, and is thinking about thinning out their friend list. And, if you respond, you will not be un-friended. I’ve never understood the logic. If someone is one of your friends, what’s the harm in just leaving him alone. His being listed is not hurting you in any way. You probably don’t even know he’s there unless you take a look

The second is, “Pass this prayer on to 10 people, and God will bless you.” I know this may be a touchy subject, but I don’t think God likes idiots. It’s my opinion that God would prefer one-on-one. For a clearer description of what I’m getting at, read Matthew 6:1-6,16-21. This is God’s way of saying, “I can pay you a little now, or a lot later.

Finally, there’s the post that says, “Please share this on your timeline, just so I’ll know people are reading my posts. Don’t just copy and paste.” I believe in sharing posts, because many are good information that should be seen. But this is a crock, and means nothing.

Members who post these types of posts should have their Facebook account suspended for 48 hours. The second time, the suspension should be 7 days. If it happens a third time, they should be banned from Facebook, permanently.

Put conditions on un-friending someone

If you un-friend someone, or if someone un-friends you, you and the other person should not be allowed to be friends again for one year.

Put conditions on blocking someone

There’s nothing wrong with blocking someone. There’s also nothing wrong with un-blocking someone you’ve previously blocked. People have disagreements, and sometimes settle them. However, if someone blocks someone for a second time, his account should be suspended for 6 months. This indicates that he’s screwed up, and must get his head screwed on right. The blockee should not be suspended because it’s not his fault.

Put conditions on tagging someone

If you tag someone in a picture or post on Facebook, you must have that person’s permission for it to take effect. Facebook should automate this by sending the tagged person a notification, and asking them to say “yes” or “no”. I don’t mind being tagged. But when I get a notification that someone commented on a post I was tagged in, and I’m not familiar with the post, I get a bad feeling that the hackers are in rare form.

Require photo verification

This is the most important change that should be made on Facebook. First, everyone’s Facebook account should be required to have one photo of themselves. Second, there should be an app for smartphones that will allow you to look at the screen, and take a quick photo of yourself from the front, left side and right side. There won’t be a photo, but instead, a verification by the app that your photo is verified, and you are good to go. Some online dating services use a similar app. Third, a photo and person verified by one Facebook account cannot be verified by another.

These changes will stop people from duplicating other peoples’ Facebook accounts. Have you ever received a friend request from someone who is already your friend? This is the reason why.

For those who thing the internet is complicated and confusing

pinball-machinesIf you think the Internet is confusing and complicated, just think back where there was something just as confusing, and just as complicated.

Remember when pinball machines first became popular? Some of them were easy to figure out. Many of them were almost impossible to figure out. You just kept playing until you saw the sign:

GAME OVER

Now, you see signs like:

Not Responding

Unable to Establish Connection

No internet connection

Error! Page Not Found

404 File Not Found

500 Internal Error

Why you shouldn’t get Pissed Off when no one reads your blog

4 ways to be the best blogger

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There’s no one to get pissed off at, except for one person – Yourself.

So, you think you’re the greatest blogger

Somewhere, you heard or read that Google likes content.. So, you write content. But you write content just for the sake of content.

You say, “OK Google, I’ve written content. Now get me some damn visitors!

You’re a loser if this is what you think. If you write, “Mary had a Little Lamb“, you automatically think Google owes you visitors to your website. WRONG. Google doesn’t own you a think. If this is what you think, give up blogging right now. You’re a loser.

4 ways to be the best blogger you can possibly be

First, don’t try to be the best blogger. You’re not going to do it, because it can’t be done. You will put too much pressure on yourself. Try to be the best blogger you can possibly be. This, you can do. And when you do this, try to do just a little better.

Grow some balls. What’s wrong with writing about something that’s going to piss people off?

NOTHING! Sometimes, people like to get pissed off. They’ll read your blog, and come back again and again to get pissed off some more. This brightens up their boring lives. If people get pissed off at what you write, just say, “To HELL with them!” This is your blog. Write about what you want to write about. If you’re afraid of getting sued, you’re a bigger P___Y than I thought. You’re expressing your opinion. No one can get sued for expressing an opinion. Just make this very clear. If someone threatens to sue you, laugh at them. Remember, someone saying they’re going to sue you, and actually following through are two different things. People like this are all talk.

Let me briefly tell you what happened to me about a year ago. Remember those late night guru’s who aired thirty minute infomercials, telling you how they made a whole lot or money? I posted an article about three of them who did prison terms. One hung himself in prison. The next morning, one of those guru’s called me and threatened me, saying, “Take my name off your website, or you will hear from my attorney. Also, take ___ _____’s name off your website. Talking about his hanging himself in his jail cell is in bad taste. He has a family.” I responded, “Not a chance. Your name stays on my website, and so does the name of your buddy.” I never heard from him again.

Third, write about something worth writing about. Don’t write about how you’re going to spend Christmas day. With all due respect, no one gives a damn. You don’t have to necessarily write articles that will piss people off. This is just one of many ways to attract attention.

Pick a topic that people are talking about. For example, People are pissed off at Donald Trump because of what he said about not allowing Muslims in the US. If you agree with him, write about it. This will get people’s attention. Use an attention getting headline like one that follows:

  • Why Trump is right about banning Camel Jockeys
  • Donald Trump hates those Muslims as much as I do
  • Why Donald Trump has a good reason to hate Muslims

This will get people’s attention. You may get a lot of emails, but who cares. You don’t know these people anyway. Besides, if you monetize your website, they’ll still buy your product.

Next, write the way you feel. Spark some genuine emotions. Readers will see the passion you have for your topic, and they will be more likely to read your blog.

Finally, NEVER create blog posts for filler material. Have you ever said to yourself, “I don’t know what to write about today, so I think I’ll write about this topic, just to get a blog post on my website.“?

Bad idea. This will hurt your blog more than it will help it. It’s much better to publish three articles that people will love, than to publish thirty shitty articles that people won’t give the time of day.

In summary, if you’re pissed off when no one reads your blog, go back to the source, and the reason. The reason is, you’re a terrible blogger. But you’re about to change this – RIGHT?

How one person responded to overseas email scam asking for money

If you’ve ever received a scam email that appears to be from overseas, you’ve probably ignored it. The message will tell you that someone has died, and the estate must be settled. Furthermore, if you pay a fee, you will receive a percentage of the money, which can be in the millions. This is how one person answered one of these emails, and it’s very funny. By the way, to protect the identity of the Attorney, I changed the name and email to John Doe, because the original used a valid name and email.

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Original Scam Email

From: Barrister: John Doe
Sent: Sat, Jun 20, 2015 12:41 am
Subject: Willie is dead  
Email: johndoe@gmail.com

This is my second letter to you, once more my name is Barrister John Doe. I am the personal attorney to Willie who died a few years ago, May his gentle soul rest in peace, Before his death, he deposited One Trunk Box/Diplomatic Personal Treasure, containing the sum of $8.752,000.00 (EIGHT MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY-TWO THOUSAND U.S. DOLLARS ONLY) with a security company here in Nigeria. But he did not disclose the content of deposited diplomatic consignment to the security company, for security reasons. But now the company is anticipating someone with the same surname (last name) specifically referred from my office to claim the money. All my efforts to get his family members have not been successful, so i came across your contact information and decided to ask for your cooperation to present you to the company as his next of kin so that the money will be paid to you for our sharing on which will be negotiated upon your agreement, If you are interested, please reply to me and note that you are the only person I have contacted. Please send your reply only via this email: johndoe@gmail.com.

Best Regards,

John Doe.

Response to Scam Email

Hi Barrister John Doe,

Oh No, My Poor Willie!!

A few years ago? Really, second email??

I checked my spam folder just now and I didn’t see any emails from you. Are you sure we’re talking about MY Willie? There’s only one way to know that we’re talking about my member. If it’s the Willie I know he has a nick name. It is ‘Goggy’. Short for Godzilla.

Is there any mention of that in his information? Willie was known and loved by many, but we tried to keep it a secret. I didn’t want anyone to know our business. People can be so nosey sometimes. It seems like just yesterday that I took my Willie out to get some fresh air and get him wet. I would put a rain coat on him and force him to go into any hole we could find and do push ups till he puked. Boy you better watch out when Willie came out to play. He’d spit right in your eye and you couldn’t get it open till you used warm water and soap on it. Yep, My Willie was known for that. What do you want me to do? Money?? I’m not really all that interested in money. I’d much rather have my beloved Willie than a few lousy dollars. Just tell me, there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for my Willie. Willie was a BIG part of my life when I was younger. I used to play with Willie all the time and I never let ANYONE mess with Willie unless they were cute, and played nice with him.

As we got older Willie started to lose stamina and would become fatigued and spent after a little while, and I would have to put Willie in a warm place so he could relax until the next time Willie was stronger and ready to come out and play again. This is really disheartening to hear my beautiful Willie has died. I knew he was aging but I had no idea that he was that close to death. Well, I want to thank you so much for contacting me, and I look forward to your response on what we do next!! You can contact me at you earliest convenience to discuss Willie’s legacy. I can be reached at 1 (222) 222-2222.

Sincerely,

Michael (Willie’s closest member.)

My oh My! What a strange world we’re living in!

Why are there so many online liars?

quick-cash-systemOnline bloggers are liars

Do you believe everything you read online? If you do, many of these liars would love to have you as a customer.

Not all blog posts are lies. But think about your typical blog post from a con artist who wants to sell you his or her secret for making $1 million during the next year.

The typical con artist tells you that this system has made them lots of money. Now, they want to sell it to you for $97. I have a problem with this, for three reasons:

  • First, if someone knew how to make $1 million dollars a year, he would not tell anyone about it.
  • Second, people who try to sell you a money making system need money.
  • Finally, if someone is making $1 million dollars a year, he would not waste his time writing a blog post and trying to sell his system. He doesn’t need the money.

P.S Watch out for the people promoting Clickbank products. But Clickbank is cool. It’s just the people who are promoting their stuff who are shady.

How to identify an online catfish – Easy as 1 2 3

I’m not talking about the kind of catfish you eat, or catch with a rod and reel.

Several months ago, I published an article about a cute little catfish named Tracy. Here’s one of three pictures she emailed me.

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Now I ask, does this girl look familiar? Perhaps she does. This is  a professional entertainer by the name of Lana Brooke. Ms. Brooke does not seem to be that popular. She only has 723 Likes on her Facebook Page. Lana Brooke’s website is not very high in rankings, and does not get that many visitors.

Overall, she does not seem to be that popular or significant. There are two things to consider. First, she is significant enough for someone to steal her identity in order to con people out of their money. Second, her name is not Tracy, like the little catfish said.

Tracy is a “small-time” catfish

Little Tracy made two mistakes. First, she stole Lana Brooke’s identity. Second, she only asked me for $2 thousand, which I saw coming from a mile away. And by the way, I didn’t give her any money. I’ve been approached so many times by these people that I am used to them. If she was really big time, she would have gone after $10 thousand or more. Perhaps she is new to this type of business.

Identifying a Catfish  is as easy as 1 – 2 – 3

If someone contacts you through Social Media, tells you how wonderful you are, and then tries to hit you up for money, don’t fall for it.  There is a way to identify an online catfish and find out who the person in the picture really is. This can be done in less than a minute. Unfortunately, I’m not going to tell you how to do it here. If you want to know how to identify a catfish, I afraid you’re going to have to contact me. In a private message, I’ll tell you everything you need to know, and how to find out who is trying to scam you.

Who knows? I may get an email from Dr. Phil.