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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Update for users of Wikis by Wetpaint

Greetings from Wetpaint,

If you have visited a wikis by Wetpaint site in the last couple of weeks then you are no doubt aware that we have been dealing with some technical difficulties. We wanted to take a moment to let you know that the issue has been resolved, and explain what transpired.

A few weeks ago, wikis by Wetpaint developed an issue that prevented users from signing on or making any contributions to their wikis. The problem was primarily caused by a series of emails that failed, causing our database to be overwhelmed with error data.

To resume operations, we had to periodically suspend content contribution functionality and email delivery. The database corruption also led to intermittent issues like out-of-date content appearing on site pages.

Last week, we finished repairing the corrupted databases and installed additional monitoring and storage so that this issue will not occur again.

You have our sincere apologies for any frustration these outages have caused. If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback for us, don't hesitate to let us know. You can post a message for us in the forum at Wetpaint Central or shoot us an email at


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Saturday, September 18, 2010

=?utf-8?Q?Update: Twitter Apps and You=0A?=

Hi @Jihad_THIS,

Over the coming weeks, we will be making two important updates that will impact how you interact with Twitter applications. We are sending this notice to all Twitter users to make sure you are aware of these changes.

What are applications?

There are over 250,000 applications built using the Twitter API. To use most applications, you first authorize the application to access your Twitter account, after which you can use it to read and post Tweets, discover new users and more. Applications come in many varieties, including desktop applications like TweetDeck, Seesmic, or EchoFon, websites such as TweetMeme, fflick, or Topsy, or mobile applications such as Twitter for iPhone, Twitter for Blackberry, or Foursquare.

Update 1: New authorization rules for applications

Starting August 31, all applications will be required to use "OAuth" to access your Twitter account.

What's OAuth?

  • OAuth is a technology that enables applications to access Twitter on your behalf with your approval without asking you directly for your password.
  • Desktop and mobile applications may still ask for your password once, but after that request, they are required to use OAuth in order to access your timeline or allow you to tweet.

What does this mean for me?

  • Applications are no longer allowed to store your password.
  • If you change your password, the applications will continue to work.
  • Some applications you have been using may require you to reauthorize them or may stop functioning at the time of this change.
  • All applications you have authorized will be listed at
  • You can revoke access to any application at any time from the list.

Update 2: URL wrapping

In the coming weeks, we will be expanding the roll-out of our link wrapping service, which wraps links in Tweets with a new, simplified link. Wrapped links are displayed in a way that is easier to read, with the actual domain and part of the URL showing, so that you know what you are clicking on. When you click on a wrapped link, your request will pass through the Twitter service to check if the destination site is known to contain malware, and we then will forward you on to the destination URL. All of that should happen in an instant.

You will start seeing these links on certain accounts that have opted-in to the service; we expect to roll this out to all users by the end of the year. When this happens, all links shared on or third-party apps will be wrapped with a URL.

What does this mean for me?

  • A really long link such as might be wrapped as for display on SMS, but it could be displayed to web or application users as or as the whole URL or page title.
  • You will start seeing links in a way that removes the obscurity of shortened links and lets you know where each link will take you.
  • When you click on these links from or a Twitter application, Twitter will log that click. We hope to use this data to provide better and more relevant content to you over time.

Thanks for reading this important update. Come and check what's new at

The Twitter Team

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

PJTV: Zo Reports on MASS HYSTERIA, Whittle on the Most Trusted Scam in America, & Schwarzenegger: Ah'll Be Broke

MASS HYSTERIA: The Coakley-Brown Race Has Surprises the MSM Won't Show You
We sent Alfonzo Rachel to Massachusetts to show you what you won't see in the MSM. There's energy, there are dirty tricks, and there's the SEIU member supporting Scott Brown.



Journalism: The Most Trusted Scam In America
From Stalin to Obama, the mainstream media's history of bias leaves us asking: Who can handle the truth? Andrew Breitbart's newest venture, Big Journalism, arrives just in time -- as Bill Whittle explains in the latest Afterburner.



Ahhh'll Be Broke
Hat in hand, the Governator's hitting up the feds for funds. With huge deficits, high unemployment, and a tax burden to match, will California crumble before the next earthquake?


PJTV Special Videos

Journalism: The Most Trusted Scam In America

From Stalin to Obama, the mainstream media's history of bias leaves us asking: Who can handle the truth? Andrew Breitbart's newest venture, Big Journalism, arrives just in time -- as Bill Whittle explains in the latest Afterburner. Watch and comment here:

MASS HYSTERIA, Part Two: Brown's Momentum Builds, Coakley's Desperation Grows

Alfonzo Rachel braves the cold in Massachusetts to bring you another inside look at the Brown-Coakley race. Just how desperate has Coakley become? Watch & Comment:

MASS HYSTERIA: The Coakley-Brown Race Has Surprises the MSM Won't Show You

We sent Alfonzo Rachel to Massachusetts to show you what you won't see in the MSM. There's energy, there are dirty tricks, and there's the SEIU member supporting Scott Brown. Watch & Comment here:

January 16, 2010

Critical MASS: The People's Seat is the 41st Seat, Can Scott Brown Win It Back?

The Democrat elite are shocked and their MSM allies are stunned. They just can't believe Republican Scott Brown could have a message that resonates in one of our nation's bluest states. If Scott Brown pulls this off, all bets are off for the 2010 midterm elections. Watch & comment here:

The Week in Blogs: Jell-O Shots with Paul Begala or Body Shots off Giselle?

Stephen Green scoured the entire blogosphere and brings you the week's ten most intriguing nuggests. Watch & Comment:

Civility in Congress: Will 2010 Be the Beginning of Bipartisanship?

Front Page regulars Alex Bratty and Terry Jones join Allen Barton to discuss the upcoming congressional term and whether Obama and the Dems will play nice with the GOP in 2010. Watch and comment here:

The Stark Naked Truth About Airline Security

Michael Ledeen tells how an airplane streaker opened his eyes about airline security. Watch & comment here:

January 15, 2010

How To Help Haiti & The Can't Miss Special Election

Massachusetts Miracle: Will the Bay State Go From Blue to Brown?

Allen Barton, Terry Jones and Alex Bratty discuss the special election shakeup in Massachusetts and whether or not Scott Brown can surge in the final days of the campaign to snag a vacant Senate seat from the Dems. Watch and comment here:

White House Advisor: "Economic Recovery by Spring" -- April Fools!

Christina Romer, head of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, says economic recovery could begin by spring. Terry Jones,, and Alex Bratty,, question her timeline.

Watch & comment:



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Monday, January 18, 2010

FW: And WHY is it we are surprised???

Thanks to Gizmo Guru for the following note:



Fort Hood Ceremony

- Obama Crotch Salute -

Isn't anyone out there seeing RED yet?  

 The POTUS (President of the United States of America ) at Ft. Hood , Texas on Nov. 11, 2009..

"Honoring" the 13 dead Obama refuses to salute, come to attention or even place his hand on his heart as the honor guard passes at the Memorial Service for those killed by a fellow Muslim terrorist at Fort Hood. !!

The Crotch Salute Returns*K3obTphcjS4Ct*ZumnW0EiuCCFyzhg99rpK3ZvIRp86v9gu/ObamaCrotchSalute2.jpg

If this does not offend you nothing will!

I'm embarrassed that the World would see this.




Thursday, January 14, 2010

FW: Duct Tape

-----Original Message-----

Best duct tape story ever

During a private "fly-in" fishing excursion in the Alaskan wilderness, the
chartered pilot and fishermen left a cooler and bait in the plane. And a
bear smelled it. This is what he did to the plane.

The pilot used his radio and had another pilot bring him 2 new tires, 3
cases of duct tape, and a supply of sheet plastic. He patched the plane
together, and FLEW IT HOME !

Duct Tape ? Never Leave Home Without It

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I'm Tired....

Thanks to my Mom for sending this excellent article to me!



"I'm Tired"  by Robert A. Hall  



I'll be 63 soon  Except for one semester in college when jobs were scarce, and a six-month period when I was between jobs, but job-hunting every day, I've worked, hard, since I was 18.  Despite some health challenges, I still put in 50-hour weeks, and haven't called in sick in seven or eight years.  I make a good salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am.  Given the economy, there's no retirement in sight, and I'm tired.  Very tired.


I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth around" to people who don't have my work ethic.  I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy or stupid to earn it.


I'm tired of being told that I have to pay more taxes to "keep people in their homes."  Sure, if they lost their jobs or got sick, I'm willing to help.  But if they bought McMansions at three times the price of our paid-off, $250,000 condo, on one-third of my salary, then let the left-wing Congress-critters who passed Fannie and Freddie and the Community Reinvestment Act that created the bubble help them with their own money.


I'm tired of being told how bad America is by left-wing millionaires like Michael Moore, George Soros, and Hollywood entertainers who live in luxury because of the opportunities America offers.  In thirty years, if they get their way, the United States will have the economy of Zimbabwe , the freedom of the press of China , the crime and violence of Mexico , the tolerance for Christian people of Iran , and the freedom of speech of Venezuela .  Won't multiculturalism be beautiful?


I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honor"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to.


I believe "a man should be judged by the content of his character, not by the color of his skin."  I'm tired of being told that "race doesn't matter" in the post-racial world of Obama, when it's all that matters in affirmative action jobs, lower college admission and graduation standards for minorities (harming them the most), government contract set-asides, tolerance for the ghetto culture of violence and fatherless children that hurts minorities more than anyone, and in the appointment of US Senators from Illinois..


I think it's very cool that we have a black president and that a black child is doing her homework at the desk where Lincoln wrote the emancipation proclamation.  I just wish the black president was Condi Rice, or someone who believes more in freedom and the individual and less arrogantly of an all-knowing government.


I'm tired of a news media that thinks Bush's fundraising and inaugural expenses were obscene, but that think Obama's, at triple the cost, were wonderful; that thinks Bush exercising daily was a waste of presidential time, but Obama exercising is a great example for the public to control weight and stress; that picked over every line of Bush's military records, but never demanded that Kerry release his; that slammed Palin, with two years as governor, for being too inexperienced for VP, but touted Obama with three years as senator as potentially the best president ever.  Wonder why people are dropping their subscriptions or switching to Fox News?  Get a clue.  I didn't vote for Bush in 2000, but the media and Kerry drove me to his camp in 2004.


I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia use our oil money to fund mosques and madrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in America , while no American group is allowed to fund a church, synagogue, or religious school in Saudi Arabia to teach love and tolerance.


I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global` warming, which no one is allowed to debate.  My wife and I live in a two-bedroom apartment and carpool together five miles to our jobs.  We also own a three-bedroom condo where our daughter and granddaughter live..  Our carbon footprint is about 5% of Al Gore's, and if you're greener than Gore, you're green enough.


I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do.  Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses while they tried to fight it off?  I don't think Gay people choose to be Gay, but I damn sure think druggies chose to take drugs.  And I'm tired of harassment from cool people treating me like a freak when I tell them I never tried marijuana.


I'm tired of illegal aliens being called "undocumented workers," especially the ones who aren't working, but are living on welfare or crime.  What's next?  Calling drug dealers "Undocumented Pharmacists"?  And, no, I'm not against Hispanics.  I'm willing to fast track for citizenship any Hispanic person, who can speak English, doesn't have a criminal record and who is self-supporting without family on welfare, or who serves honorably for three years in our military... Those are the citizens we need.


I'm tired of latte liberals and journalists, who would never wear the uniform of the Republic themselves, or let their entitlement-handicapped kids near a recruiting station, trashing our military.  They and their kids can sit at home, never having to make split-second decisions under life and death circumstances, and bad mouth better people than themselves.  Do bad things happen in war?  You bet.  Do our troops sometimes misbehave?  Sure.  Does this compare with the atrocities that were the policy of our enemies for the last fifty years and still are?  Not even close.  So here's the deal.  I'll let myself be subjected to all the humiliation and abuse that was heaped on terrorists at Abu Ghraib or Gitmo, and the critics can let themselves be subject to captivity by the Muslims who tortured and beheaded Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, or the Muslims who tortured and murdered Marine Lt. Col. William Higgins in Lebanon, or the Muslims who ran the blood-spattered Al Qaeda torture rooms our troops found in Iraq, or the Muslims who cut off the heads of schoolgirls in Indonesia, because the girls were Christian.  Then we'll compare notes.  British and American soldiers are the only troops in history that civilians came to for help and handouts, instead of hiding from in fear.


I'm tired of people telling me that their party has a corner on virtue and the other party has a corner on corruption.  Read the papers; bums are bipartisan.  And I'm tired of people telling me we need bipartisanship.  I live in Illinois , where the "Illinois Combine" of Democrats has worked to loot the public for years.  Not to mention the tax cheats in Obama's cabinet as well.


I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers, and politicians of both parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught.  I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.


Speaking of poor, I'm tired of hearing people with air-conditioned homes, color TVs and two cars called "poor".  The majority of Americans didn't have that in 1970, but we didn't know we were "poor."  The poverty pimps have to keep changing the definition of poor to keep the dollars flowing.


I'm real tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions.  I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination, or big-whatever for their problems.


Yes, I'm damn tired.  But I'm also glad to be 63.  Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making.  I'm just sorry for my granddaughter.



Robert A. Hall is a Marine Vietnam veteran who served five terms in the Massachusetts State Senate.