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The State Dept Just Spent $630,000 on FB Fans | Government is brilliant with Money

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The federal government it’s much smarter than you with money. No seriously. If you had that money in your pocket, you’d just waste it on something stupid. Thank goodness they make us give most of our money to them.

Maybe it’s not as stupid as when they spent that much on researching duck penis length or snail sex. It probably isn’t as bad as the time they spent that much trying to find out why monkeys sling poop. But it’s still just stupid if you ask me. I guess that’s why they didn’t ask.

The State Dept Just Spent $630,000 on FB Fans

STATE DEPARTMENT BUREAU SPENT $630,000 ON FACEBOOK ‘LIKES’…..You just can’t make this stuff up!

State Department officials spent $630,000 to get more Facebook “likes,” prompting employees to complain to a government watchdog that the bureau was “buying fans” in social media, the agency’s inspector general says.

The department’s Bureau of International Information Programs spent the money to increase its “likes” count between 2011 and March 2013.


“Many in the bureau criticize the advertising campaigns as ‘buying fans’ who may have once clicked on an ad or ‘liked’ a photo but have no real interest in the topic and have never engaged further,” the inspector general reported.


The spending increased the bureau’s English-language Facebook page likes from 100,000 to more than 2 million and to 450,000 on Facebook’s foreign-language pages.

federal funding study of duck penis lengthDespite the surge in likes, the IG said the effort failed to reach the bureau’s target audience, which is largely older and more influential than the people liking its pages. Only about 2 percent of fans actually engage with the pages by liking, sharing or commenting.

In September 2012 Facebook also changed its approach to users’ news feeds, and the expensive “fan” campaigns became much less valuable. The bureau now must constantly pay for sponsored ads to keep its content visible even to people who have already liked its pages.

Another problem with the bureau’s social media outreach is a lack of strategy for reaching the right audience, the report said.


“The absence of a Department wide PD [public diplomacy] strategy tying resources to priorities directly affects IIP’s work. Fundamental questions remain unresolved. What is the proper balance between engaging young people and marginalized groups versus elites and opinion leaders?” the IG said.


Not only does the bureau lack its own social media strategy, but various State Department bureaus have more than 150 social media accounts that are uncoordinated and often overlap, according to the IG.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/gallery/articleid/2532629
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Obama Failed E-Verify | NOT Qualified To Pick Tomatoes But OK to be President

E-Verify 'flags' Obama's Social Security Number

It’s official. Obama’s social security number is a fraud. He can’t pick tomatoes in Florida or Cabbage in California. He can’t get a job in the United States because he doesn’t have a valid social security number.

The good news? It probably won’t disqualify him for food stamps.

The bad news? The president of the United States of America is a fraud. The guy with access to the “nuke” button on the biggest nuclear arsenal in the world has only gotten where he due to deception.

No wonder he’s so anxious to pass legislation that decriminalizes social security fraud.

The woman who ran Obama’s social security number through the E-verify system, the same social security number that Obama has been using for years, took the case to court and the judges refused to look at it. Instead it was instantly thrown out as “frivolous”. AND Because it was SOOOO frivolous that no one with a brain would ever think even for one second that Obama isn’t the honest, hard-working, upstanding, qualified, Columbia College Educated, brilliant, humble, valid birth certificate having, American citizen president that he appears to be, she was fined $13,000 for ever having brought it to the courts attention to begin with.

A private investigation reveals that the Social Security Number being used by Barack Obama does not pass a check with E-Verify, the electronic system the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has created to verify whether or not prospective employees have the required authorization to work legally in the United States.

Over the past few years, the E-Verify system has received national attention because of its ability to determine if prospective employees are illegal immigrants who have entered the United States without the legal authority to work.

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By flagging fraudulent documents, including faked Social Security Numbers, the E-Verify system can assist an employer in the effort to make sure all prospective hires have authentic identification papers, including valid Social Security Numbers, issued to them and not to someone else.

Now WND has obtained a copy of an affidavit from Linda Jordan, a private citizen who entered Obama’s Social Security Number into the “Self Check” section of the E-Verify website, only to find out that Obama’s Social Security Number was flagged by E-Verify as likely being fraudulent.

The document:

E-Verify 'flags' Obama's Social Security Number

E-Verify ‘flags’ Obama’s Social Security Number

 

E-Verify 'flags' Obama's Social Security Number

E-Verify ‘flags’ Obama’s Social Security Number

 

http://www.wnd.com/2011/09/344461/

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Govt Sends Troops to Egypt for Riot Control | We’re Already In the Neighborhood, so Why Not?

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These are the people we sent fighter jets and tanks to on the taxpayer’s dime after the new president insulted us with Anti-American rhetoric. It makes total sense that we should go over and help him use the free tanks and fighter jets etc to squash any rebellion that might rise up by a dissatisfied public…

After all, government is always right, so why would individual citizens have any right to protest?

Govt Sends Troops to Egypt for Riot Control

A group of U.S. soldiers are rocked and ready to deploy to Egypt for a 9-month peacekeeping mission aimed at curbing riots.

More than 400 American troops will ultimately go, as part of the Multinational Force and Observers peacekeeping force, KDH News reported.

Their mission: To man posts and security checkpoints along the Sinai Peninsula. They’re also tasked with reporting violations to the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel, KDH News said.

KCEN reported that they will engage if protests and riots reach the point of threatening Israel’s security.

Part of their training included how to respond to Molotov cocktails, KCEN reported.

The force is comprised of soldiers from 13 nations.

Their departure date isn’t yet fixed.

KCEN said they will leave in the near future. The troops trained for six months at Fort Hood and at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., KDH reported.
Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/21/us-soldiers-set-deploy-egypt-riot-control/#ixzz2WukeQX1a
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