Facebook deletes this very moralmatters.org posting when I post it on my Home page this evening. [June 3, 2002] I always suspected that Facebook’s owner and Obama were buddies. Now my suspicion grows. Does that (logically) make me a conspiracy theorist or carnival barker? [I hardly think so] Or, are these deletions part and parcel of the attempted Obama identity scandal [continued] cover-up?
Also: I will might as well add that Facebook has been hit and miss in the recent week in allowing me to post some of these moralmatters.org posts on my Facebook Homepage. And, just today, I was cited by Facebook with the following:
Friend Request Notice
We received feedback that you sent friend requests to people you don’t know, which isn’t allowed on Facebook.
Please only send friend requests to people you know, like classmates, family, friends and coworkers. Otherwise, you could be blocked from sending friend requests.
And, then, this website author had to click on the following to proceed into his Facebook account:
I understand the friend request rules above.
Then, I was transported to the [what I call] “the attempted intimidation page:”
Facebook Community Standards:
Facebook gives people around the world the power to publish their own stories, see the world through the eyes of many other people, and connect and share wherever they go. The conversation that happens on Facebook – and the opinions expressed here – mirror the diversity of the people using Facebook.
To balance the needs and interests of a global population, Facebook protects expression that meets the community standards outlined on this page.
Please review these standards. They will help you understand what type of expression is acceptable, and what type of content may be reported and removed.
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After being detained to open my Facebook, I then clicked on one of my messages. That transported me out of all the Facebook (apparent) intimidation malarkey.
My goodness – I only have under 400 friends compared to many who have twice or more than I have. Am I now accumulating too many friends too fast? Or, are some Facebook (authority) personalities paranoid that I am a committed birther, Constitutionalist and Conservative – and, that I am projecting the message out in cyberspace about our White House occupier’s growing identity scandal and unconstitutional non natural born citizen status?
According to Facebook I have to have some type of acquaintance or friendship [already] to become a Facebook friend to someone – as a prerequisite to even requesting their Facebook friendship. What kind of nonsense is this, anyway? If I ask someone to be a Facebook friend after I like their “like” or “comment,” – is that a Facebook violation sin? Is the old fellow I met at the bank recently, who engaged me in conversation to be ignored? Am I to tell him, “Shut the hell up, – I don’t know you – you aren’t an acquaintance and / or friend of mine!” Of course not! I politely answered back and we discovered that we had some common interests. We then, after a little while, exchanged phone numbers.
One more comment from this website author about Facebook’s treatment of me. I ask myself:
“Does Facebook treat non Conservatives and non birthers and non Constitutionalists, the way, I’ve been (apparently) treated? Go figure…… The Jessie Jacksons and Al Sharptons most likely don’t receive any Facebook radar treatment, – and, aren’t given the run-around as I have, very recently!
What is the driving paranoia, out there? If birthers are just carnival barkers – why are they apparently feared and so heavily resisted and demonized – and, blocked?
12:10 AM EST Update to the apparent Facebook Shenanigans:
By the way – I just posted this website posting on my Facebook page and they allowed it to stand. I wonder why….. And, I wonder, how long…. Perhaps, now, they are being cited – and, on the web, for that matter.
At any rate, Facebook is no daisy. It isn’t perfect, although I appreciate its world-wide impact and partial tolerance of me to use its facility. Thank you Facebook. But, please cease your needless intolerance and attempted blocking and / or, harassment of some of my postings.
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Nathan M. Bickel