Chicago - Obama's Paradise on earth.......
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Aug 24, 2012
Obama has millions of fake Twitter followers
By David Jackson, USA TODAY
Updated 1h 5m ago
President Obama's Twitter account has 18.8 million followers -- but more than half of them really don't exist, according to reports.
A new Web tool has determined that 70% of Obama's crowd includes "fake followers," The New York Times reports in a story about how Twitter followers can be purchased.
"The practice has become so widespread that StatusPeople, a social media management company in London, released a Web tool last month called the Fake Follower Check that it says can ascertain how many fake followers you and your friends have," the Times reports.
"Fake accounts tend to follow a lot of people but have few followers," said Rob Waller, a founder of StatusPeople. "We then combine that with a few other metrics to confirm the account is fake."
Notes the Times:
If accurate, the number of fake followers out there is surprising. According to the StatusPeople tool, 71 percent of Lady Gaga's nearly 29 million followers are "fake" or "inactive." So are 70 percent of President Obama's nearly 19 million followers.
We just have to make sure the youngsters in Chicago and elsewhere have easy access to guns. It is a right, you know. "A gun in every pocket", that should be the new NRA "motto"! We all know, the people and not the guns kill, we just have to make sure there is no shortage when youngsters want to make good on their rights to carry loaded guns.
Ben, I lived there 15 years, and Chicago's actually more of a capitalist paradise than anything else. It's a great place to make money. Taxes are actually pretty low there --- a lot of anoying nickle-and-dime stuff, like paying a per capita tax on your employees and a 26% tax on rental cars, but nothing really outrageous, not like the business-killing city income taxes that New York and some Ohio cities impose.
Donald Trump certainly found it a worthy place to make money. He invested a billion dollars in building the largest mixed use highrise in the city. During the height of the real estate boom it seemed like half the commercial construction in North America was being built in Chicago.
So, yeah, it's a good town to make money in, even if the gangstas are blowing each others' brains out in the next block.
19 people shot in ONE DAY. That reminds me of the casualty reports from Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. Next thing you know, and they'll be bringing in helicopter gunships and napalm to suppress the "hostiles" in Chicago!