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This is yet ANOTHER Facebook clickjacking scam.

As usual the attempt to entice you to click is accompanied by the picture of a girl in a bikini. I don’t know what’s wrong with people and their inability to help themselves when a bit of cleavage is on display.

These links are never real. You’re reacting to the most basic kind of ploy to catch your attention, and it’s still working.

Ignore all links like this.

If you’re wondering why all your friends are making updates like ‘I like it on the floor’, ‘I like it on the couch’, ‘I like it on the kitchen worktop’, and so on, it’s because they’re morons who think that a stupid fucking Facebook status update in some way helps the fight against breast cancer.

Apparently October is breast cancer awareness month, and in 2010 (three years ago at the time of writing) this idiotic campaign went viral. The idea being that a suggestive status update would make your friends ask about it, at which point you could self-satisfying state ‘It’s for breast cancer awareness’, and thus the fight against breast cancer would be mystifyingly improved, somehow.

Seriously, Facebook, if you want to say something about breast cancer, SAY SOMETHING about breast cancer. This obscure ‘I like it on the…’ crap does bugger all, because:

1) Most people are already aware that breast cancer exists.
2) An obscure Facebook reference that you have to research/explain doesn’t do a damn thing. A campaign needs some call to action and a stupid status update DOES NOT DO THIS.
3) This silly shit went ‘viral’ no less than 3 years ago, and so it’s not even original.

If you want to help – actually help – consider donating to a relevent charity instead. Or engage people in conversation about it and try to compel them to undertake some kind of fundraising effort. Don’t kid yourself into thinking that you’re helping the human race by spamming every stupid piece of repetitive shit you come across on the internet. You’re not. You’re an idiot.

Sheesh.

Just saw this ping up on my Facebook, an image of a kissing couple in wedding attire along with the caption: “That special moment when foxnews.com uses a photo of married couple promoting “traditional marriage”, and actually the photo is of a same-sex couple. Lela McArthur and Stephanie Figarelle from Anchorage, Alaska’.

I was ready to call bullshit, but actually it’s authentic. The image allegedly appeared on this article: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/02/05/to-be-happy-must-admit-women-and-men-arent-equal/ but has since been removed. The mishap was then reported on Gawker.

The following piece of shit has been circulating the internet for YEARS.  NO IT’S NOT TRUE.

Yet all I can see are legions of ignorant, racist morons reposting this with self-righteous anger, so easily ignited by a few lies written on a screen. None of them would think to check the facts or verify the veracity of the claims. The most obvious inconsistency is the constant reference to ‘illegal’ immigrants claiming benefits. An illegal immigrant cannot claim benefits – if they are here illegally and come to the attention of the authorities, they will be deported. That’s how it works.

So naturally this shit is an easy target for Facebook, where idiots repost things without a first, nevermind a second, thought. As always, as ever, CHECK YOUR FACTS before you end up looking like an idiot. It’s not even hard.

Dear Prime Minister’s Office,

Are you aware of the following, is this a true statement and list
of benefits, if not the please correct with the real figures?

The British Government provides the following financial
assistance:-

BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER –

Weekly allowance: £106.00?

IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN –

Weekly allowance: £250.00

BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER –

Weekly Spouse Allowance: £25.00?

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN

Weekly Spouse Allowance: £225.00

BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER

Additional Weekly Hardship Allowance: £0.00?

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN

Additional Weekly Hardship Allowance: £100.00

BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER

TOTAL YEARLY BENEFIT £6,000?

ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN

TOTAL YEARLY BENEFIT: £29,900