In fact, I'm going to place a warning sign along the way like the ones that warn drivers of an upcoming construction site, traffic lanes will be reduced, and that caution and a much slower speed need to be adhered to. With this IPO, the last thing you want to do is get stuck in a bubble that could burst long before you have a chance to dump your stock in Facebook. Here's a video that makes my point:
Video provided by WSJDigitalNetwork on May 3, 2012
That is why I'm doing something so weird today. This might just shock you to see me posting a blog so soon after the last post. That is almost as rare as seeing the Chicago Cubs win more than two games in a row!
There were at least two other stories that caught my attention Friday. They both had to do with "going public." I had to take advantage of the situation, just so I could sneak in these stories on a Sunday, when nobody is watching. They call that, "UNDER the RADAR," I think.
Well, there you go. What else do we do with stories that deal with President George W. Bush's rare public commentary and the issue of "Obama's eligibility" appearing on Breitbart.com?
That's a good question, and I think I can give you the correct answer: Read the stories carefully, and don't be afraid to ask some questions. I don't know about you, but it is getting where what you read on the internet needs thorough investigation before accepting it 100% - i.e., lock, stock and barrel.
It doesn't matter if what you read in the mainstream media, or anywhere else, is 75% true or a total lie. Any kind of omission of facts is no better than a total fabrication. When you are not provided with all of the pieces of a puzzle, you should be warned; you are probably being manipulated, just so that you don't see the big picture.
Being that the content in this WIFLI Briefing is relatively very limited, you should have plenty of time to soak in the information, seek verification, and formulate your opinions. But remember, it's probably not a good idea to be "Going Public" with your opinions or news stories until you have ALL of facts to back you up.
Don't even write off the "birther" issue; not just yet. You never know when a news source, even if it's Breitbart.com and not one of the "mainstream outlets," exposes a new twist in the story.
The moral of the story is that not everything that "goes public" should be accepted as the complete, truthful story. But, at the very least, try to fit in one more puzzle piece in order to get the big picture.
Update, May 25, 2012:
Facebook, banks sued over pre-IPO analyst calls...Reuters...published May 23, 2012
It kind of makes my point, doesn't it?
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I'm very impressed by the ideals that our former President endorsed in this column. But do I believe it is the reality that we face now? No, I don't. I am afraid that regardless of the tyrant, and the associated oppression of Arabs in those Middle East Muslim countries, the lack of freedom will still greet a large proportion of the population in those societies.
When the former President states that, "We only get to choose what side we are on," he was correct. However, are any of the alternative choices any better than what exists now? How are we going to determine which side to choose when neither side actually allows freedom?
George W. Bush: The Arab Spring and American Ideals
We do not get to choose if a freedom revolution should begin or end in the Middle East or elsewhere. We only get to choose what side we are on.
From The Wall Street Journal OPINION ~ By George W. Bush ~ Posted May 17, 2012, 6:56 p.m. ET
These are extraordinary times in the history of freedom. In the Arab Spring, we have seen the broadest challenge to authoritarian rule since the collapse of Soviet communism. The idea that Arab peoples are somehow content with oppression has been discredited forever.
Yet we have also seen instability, uncertainty and the revenge of brutal rulers. The collapse of an old order can unleash resentments and power struggles that a new order is not yet prepared to handle.
Some in both parties in Washington look at the risks inherent in democratic change—particularly in the Middle East and North Africa—and find the dangers too great. America, they argue, should be content with supporting the flawed leaders they know in the name of stability.
But in the long run, this foreign policy approach is not realistic. It is not within the power of America to indefinitely preserve the old order, which is inherently unstable. Oppressive governments distrust the diffusion of choice and power, choking off the best source of national prosperity and success.
This is the inbuilt crisis of tyranny. It fears and fights the very human attributes that make a nation great: creativity, enterprise and responsibility. Dictators can maintain power for a time by feeding resentments toward enemies—internal or external, real or imagined. But eventually, in societies of scarcity and mediocrity, their failure becomes evident.
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A valid complaint has been made in the last few years by the Conservative side of politics is that Barack Hussein Obama was not properly vetted by those in the mainstream media prior to the 2008 election. While there were a few out there like Joseph Farah and Jerome Corsi at WND.com that brought up the birth certificate and Constitutional eligibility, many of the most Conservative talk-radio show hosts, and Fox News Channel, wouldn't touch it.
Following a story put out on Breitbart.com which you can see below, additional commentary and thought became part of some of the most popular radio shows. Both Glenn Beck and Joe Pagliarulo (on The Weekend), dedicated a major portion of their shows to discuss the Breitbart.com story.
Here is the story about the story: What Breitbart.com went public with is enough to make a lot of people become a little more curious about this situation. I know for a fact that when I posted stories in the past that i found on WorldNetDaily, now known as WND.com, the story got a lot of heat from the critics in the mainstream media as well as from the Conservative pundits.
At some point, the historians will be forced to deal with these events that may someday be known as "Birthergate." And I hope the historians will still be able to view and share the video you will see below:
Video provided by TheAlexJonesChannel on May 17, 2012
There are a lot of questions concerning President Barack Obama, and this is not the time to quit asking those questions. I'm just sayin'...
The Vetting - Exclusive - Obama's Literary Agent in 1991 Booklet: 'Born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii'
From Breitbart.com ~ By Joel B. Pollak ~ Published May 18, 2012
Note from Senior Management [at Breitbart.com]:
Andrew Breitbart was never a "Birther," and Breitbart News is a site that has never advocated the narrative of "Birtherism." In fact, Andrew believed, as we do, that President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961.
Yet Andrew also believed that the complicit mainstream media had refused to examine President Obama's ideological past, or the carefully crafted persona he and his advisers had constructed for him.
It is for that reason that we launched "The Vetting," an ongoing series in which we explore the ideological background of President Obama (and other presidential candidates)--not to re-litigate 2008, but because ideas and actions have consequences.
It is also in that spirit that we discovered, and now present, the booklet described below--one that includes a marketing pitch for a forthcoming book by a then-young, otherwise unknown former president of the Harvard Law Review.
It is evidence--not of the President's foreign origin, but that Barack Obama's public persona has perhaps been presented differently at different times.
Breitbart News has obtained a promotional booklet produced in 1991 by Barack Obama's then-literary agency, Acton & Dystel, which touts Obama as "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii."
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