Tag Archive: twitter

Socastee shooter’s Twitter page?

I received a tip from friend of the site KuJoe that he may have found the Twitter account of the yet to be named shooter from Socastee High School. He sent me a screen grab. I’ve removed all identifying information since his name has not yet been released.

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Shotguns, swastikas and Molotov cocktails, oh my. If this is his twitter account someone should have caught this. Luckily no one died this time.

UPDATE: Another friend of the site, Morgan, found the following on the twitter page in question…

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Yeah, well, you kinda did. If this is the Twitter page that belongs to the suspect. If not Socastee has another problem on their hands.

Craig inadvertently acknowledges my existence

While we’re on the subject of Craigslist founder Craig Newmark and social media I thought it would be a good idea to follow Craig on Twitter. I thought it would provide me with some good blog fodder. Well, it turns out I’m not welcome to follow Craig on Twitter. He’s blocked my @trenchreynolds account.

Check it out.

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On the rare occasion that I do interviews with the media about craigslist I am always asked if craigslist knows about this blog. Now I can answer with a resounding yes.

I was able to follow Jim Buckmaster. I wonder how long it will take for me to be blocked from that account as well.

Blocked or not as long as their tweets are public I’ll be able to follow them on Twitter.

Utah AG tweets execution

Utah uses Twitter to announce execution:

Finally a state Attorney General I kind of like.

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff posted on his Twitter account about the firing squad execution Ronnie Lee Gardner. To read more about Gardner you can go to Bonnie’s Blog of Crime. She’s from Utah and went to the execution though she was not a witness.

Here’s what AG Shurtleff posted on his Twitter…

A solemn day. Barring a stay by Sup Ct, & with my final nod, Utah will use most extreme power & execute a killer. Mourn his victims. Justice

I just gave the go ahead to Corrections Director to proceed with Gardner’s execution. May God grant him the mercy he denied his victims.

Apparently some people with wadded panties and rectally placed sticks have a problem with this saying things like this was too serious a matter to be relayed on twitter. Which means I guess they think the Iranian election was just a party then. The panties and sticks people also say that it was disrespectful of the situation. I think Gardner’s ‘disrespect’ of his victims is more important than an AG tweeting but again I have no panties or sticks.

Personally I think this is great. This is what I want an Attorney General to be. I want him/her to go after the real criminals instead of going after elections. 

AG Shurtleff put it best himself on said Twitter page…

WARNING! This page informs on real world of crime and punishment. “If u can’t stand the TWEET, get out of the TWITCHEN”

If I lived in Utah he would definitely have my vote.

Freedom for some…

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You know, I’ve been trying to stay away from politics because there is no real political discourse anymore. It’s usually just one side yelling at the other for whatever reason.

However when you read about what’s going on in Iran you can’t help to wax political. However my post isn’t about Iran per se but more about the Western world.

First let me preface this by saying that I hope the people of Iran do gain their freedom. I know somebody will misconstrue my post somehow as support for the current regime in Iran.

Next I want to address all the people who are changing their Twitter icons to green to show support for the Iranians. That’s great, whatever floats your goat. However don’t get down on somebody who hasn’t, like me. I know you’re trying to bring awareness to the plight of Iranians but to me it’s like the ribbon craze of the 90’s when everybody felt it was necessary to wear a colored ribbon for whatever cause. I didn’t need to wear a red ribbon then to show that I was concerned about AIDS. Conversely I don’t need a green Twitter icon to show I’m supporting the Iranian people. Not to mention the so-called awareness factor. You’d have to be living under the proverbial rock to not know what was going on in Iran right now. If there are people who are that ignorant then they can’t be of any help anyway.

Now on to my main point. I would lay odds that the majority of you who are supporting the Iranians could have not given a rat’s ass about the freedom of the Iraqi people back in 2003. Forget why you think the war in Iraq was started. I don’t care if you think it was about oil or not the fact remains that the people of Iraq no longer live under a dictator who made Mahmoud Ahmadinejad look like Abraham Lincoln. I already know what you’re thinking though. You’re thinking that while the Iranians are trying to gain their freedom from within we ‘interfered’ with the ‘sovereign’ government of Iraq. To that I say we would have waited a long time before an internal revolution would have happened in Iraq. While Iran may not be as free as say the U.S. or Canada they obviously have a lot more freedom than the Iraqis did prior to the toppling of Saddam Hussein.

I know what else you’re thinking too. You’re thinking that this all started in Iran because of a fixed election. Then I guess you don’t remember the countless elections that Saddam Hussein won with 100% of the vote. Where were you then?

You’re either for freedom for all or you’re not.

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