We will not be intimidated

The “I Am a Gun Owner” series caught on last week with more than 100 gun owners posting photos of themselves at The Truth About Guns Facebook page.

The series was originated by the TTAG blog to make the point: “American gun owners are not a homogenous group. We’re male and female. We represent all ethnic and racial groups. We hold conflicting political opinions. We have various religious beliefs and backgrounds. Some of us are atheists. We all cherish our constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.”

Or maybe we will …

Kim Kardashian, famous for … being famous, became even more so last week when she tweeted a photo of her diamond-encrusted firearm of choice and then immediately deleted it when her fans dumped on her for being a gun advocate.

Speaking of celebrities

Last week, actress Ellen Barkin announced on Twitter that as long as Barack Obama is President, the people of the United States belong to him.

On the other hand, actor Dean Cain supports Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and proclaims, “I’m keeping my guns.”

Enemy of the state

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, is urging White House officials to leak secret documents on drone strikes. In an interview on HBO’s Bill Maher show, Assange said President Obama’s broad discretion to kill citizens shows a “collapse” in the American system.

“I can’t see a greater collapse when the executive can kill its own citizens arbitrarily, at will, in secret, without any of the decision-making becoming public,” Assange said. “That’s why we need organizations like WikiLeaks. I encourage anyone in the White House who has access to those rules and procedures, work them on over to us. We’ll keep you secret and reveal it to the public.”

Related: The Federal Aviation Administration has released a new drone authorization list, which includes law enforcement agencies and universities across the country, a total of 81 public entities.

Dr. President?

Just three days after delivering controversial remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, a 27-minute video of Dr. Benjamin Carson’s speech hit nearly half a million views on YouTube. As President Barack Obama sat just feet away at the dais, Dr. Carson, head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, stood up for conservative principles, brought up the national debt, political correctness and offered his solution for health care.

“Hercules” actor Kevin Sorbo says Dr. Ben Carson “should be our president.”

As for Dr. Carson, he said he wouldn’t rule it out, but added that God would have to “grab him by the collar and make him do it.”

Bush accounts hacked

Email accounts containing personal photos and correspondence from members of the Bush family, including both former U.S. presidents, were hacked last week, according to The Smoking gun blogsite: “In email exchanges with the person who claimed responsibility for the hack, the individual claimed to have swiped ‘a lot of stuff,’ including ‘interesting mails’ about George H.W. Bush’s recent hospitalization, ‘Bush 43,’ and other Bush family members.”

Politicians online!

The Ten best tweets about Sen. Bob Menendez’ prostitute scandal.

“There is only one savior, and it is not me. #Jesus” – Sen. Marco Rubio’s tweet in response to Time Magazine cover featuring him as the GOP “savior.” Here’s Buzzfeed’s interview with the Florida senator.

Former Congressman Ron Paul got himself in a bit of hot water last week when he tweeted this comment about former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle who was shot to death by a fellow vet suffering from PTSD. Rep. Paul later walked his comment back on his Facebook page.


Facebook was in the news when a former Los Angeles police officer who at the time of this writing was still eluding capture for allegedly shooting five and killing one police officer, left a 20-page manifesto on his Facebook page.

An Egyptian court has placed a month-long ban on YouTube, saying the video-sharing Web site failed to remove an American-made anti-Islam video.

Elsewhere in the world, Facebookers can find more of what they’re looking for with Graph Search, a feature that lets users connect with others of similar interests.

And this new Facebook app allows you to track offline users.

A San Francisco Dad offered his daughter $200 to stay off Facebook. She took him up on the offer!

Snowed under

#Blizzard was a trending topic on Twitter last weekend with thousands of tweets reporting storm conditions in real time.

Even the American Red Cross took advantage of the social media site, posting: “Handy Twitter list of local #RedCross, emergency managers, and government officials from #blizzard affected areas https://twitter.com/RedCross/blizzard-feb-2013.

For weather nuts who wanted to track the storm in real time, these apps helped them follow what was happening.

Bits & Bytes

Watch this little girl’s face – she’s SO excited to be going on a train! Priceless!

Guy who downloads 25 billionth song gets $13,525 iTunes card!

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