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Today’s Example of Social Media Gone Wild;

Did some “reporter” actually reveal a “Secret Drone Base” and list the locations on the Internet?

Yes, our safety and the war on pirates and terrorism is being lost due to loose lips (or fingertips).  What is the point of the military doing their jobs and trying to protect us if yo-yos keep revealing all the plans and weapons so that the enemies can prepare for them or send some suicide idiot in to destroy the equipment?

This story did not reveal a scandal or misuse of public funds.  It does not tell of anyone being mistreated or abused.  No animals were tested on or injured.  This is a simple story of the military and government doing their JOB for once, and should have been kept under wraps with the location redacted.  But NO, some hot shot wannabe and their editor deemed this story worthy of being a “scoop” and therefore endangered lives all over the good ol’ US of A.  There is a reason some documents and communiques are classified, thank you.

A better point of view would be to talk about the technology aspect of the drones and the amount of jobs building of the drones created, not reveal their uses or launching and storage locations.

Next time you hear of someone being kidnapped on the open ocean or killed by terrorist bombs, please thank JoAnn Allen, her editor and all like them for rampant, irresponsible reporting.

I’m just saying.

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In case you missed it, Yahoo recently fired it’s CEO by telephone.  Yes, that’s right, the board of a multi-billion dollar corporation picked up a telephone and fired their top executive.  Can you say “faux pax” anyone?  But, wait, don’t be sad for her, Carol Bartz will walk away with a cool $10 million to ease her broken heart.

By Yahoo’s own statement, Ms. Bartz was released for “termination without cause”.   And Yahoo stated in their press release that the board was appreciative of Ms. Bartz’s service and has appointed the CFO as interim CEO.  Techsnoop doesn’t know about you but I wouldn’t release anyone a year early if it would cost me $10 million if they were a good worker.  Even if we hated each other, we would have to get along for that much money.  We’re talking about salaries for 10 developers for 20 years.

Next in said press release was the statement “The Co-founders of Yahoo!, David Filo and Jerry Yang, will each continue as Chief Yahoo and will provide counsel to Tim and the Executive Leadership Council.”  Yes, that’s right, they will each continue as “Chief Yahoo“.  Did someone really let this critical communication be released with a typo of this maginitude?

I smell job opening and I want to apply.

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