This is a discussion on Facebook "insisting" I see the Demand Action ad against Senator Ayotte within the The Second Amendment & Gun Legislation Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; An ad from a group calling themselves Demand Action is running anti-Ayotte ads on Facebook. Its their right to free speech, but I still think ...
An ad from a group calling themselves Demand Action is running anti-Ayotte ads on Facebook. Its their right to free speech, but I still think the blitz against her specifically is BS at best. I've tried hiding the ad, reporting it as against my views, etc, and it still kept popping up in my Facebook news feed. I've never had an ad do that before... makes you wonder about Facebook's agenda, especially given the number of other pro-gun Facebook pages that have been complaining about issues.
"Legitimate use of violence can only be that which is required in self-defense."
Facebook has inserted so much crap in their pages it is nearly useless.
"I've noticed that everyone that is pro-abortion has already been born." - Ronald Reagan
"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny." Thomas Jefferson
You are only paranoid until you are right - then you are a visionary.
You will probably need to restart (everything in Windows requires a restart). The trick work this way. When you go to a page, e.g. google.com, the name google.com is 'resolved' into a numerical address that is used to direct the traffic from your PC to the target location. The names are resolved multiple ways, the most common being your ISP's DNS server, and the ways are checked in a hierarchical order, with the hosts file being a priority. The address 127.0.0.1 is a short circuit address that refers to your PC's network card only. Hence, when a request is made for demandaction.org, it gets redirected into a black hole instead of pulling up the ad.Code:127.0.0.1 www.demandaction.org 127.0.0.1 demandaction.org
See this wikipedia page for information like the location of the hosts file in various versions of windows. Note you will need admin privilege to modify it.
Just another positive to not having facebook.
The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.
Helpful hints on pushing back and strengthening the 2A:
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.- Mark Twain
Anyhoo, on topic. Ayotte should be fine. NH is a small state and if there was a stat on FB users per capita...I think NH would be at the bottom
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
I keep my FB info to an absolute minimum.
I don't use FB, but can't your use something like AdBlock to keep the ads from loading?
“If it's a penny for your thoughts and you put in your two cents worth, then someone, somewhere is making a penny.”
-- Steven Wright
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There's nothing wrong with Facebook. The problem is the idiots using it.
Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
Paranoia strikes deep, into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth
I recently read an article that liking things or clicking items on friends pages can insert ad engines on your page. Be careful what you like on FB.
I refuse to have a FB page.
How Facebook Is Using You to Annoy Your Friends (and How to Stop It)
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain."
- Roy Batty
Low impact with as few footprints as possible is good. Works on the trail, and works online. I just wish it could work better, 'cause without a lot of tricks behind the scenes there is no real way to sidestep it all.
Ah, technology. Edward R. Murrow (from his famous 1958 speech) had the right of it:
This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box. There is a great and perhaps decisive battle to be fought against ignorance, intolerance and indifference. This weapon of television could be useful.
Stonewall Jackson, who knew something about the use of weapons, is reported to have said, "When war comes, you must draw the sword and throw away the scabbard." The trouble with television is that it is rusting in the scabbard during a battle for survival.
IMO, these online-invasive-tracking tools are such "scabbards" needing to be tossed, in favor of the blades themselves. First step to avoiding our use of such tools getting the better of us is to become aware that in our unwitting apathy they're getting the better of us. But that's just me.