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Kamila M

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How do you understand the phrases in bold?

1. Facebook is the hottest site on the internet. It has more than 300 million users and added 50 miliion in the third quarter alone. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg annonced in September that it had become "cash-flow positive" well ahead of schedule.

2. Rick Warren, the evangelical pastor who drew fire last January when he gave the invocation at President Obama's inauguration, is to be lauded for his fortitude.

3. This conventional wisdom about Obama's first year is sure to be flipped on its head by the anniversary of his inauguration on Jan. 20.

4. The resulting Tower of Babel has good news and bad news for would-be populists. The good news for them is that the dissemination of outlandish ideas is easier than ever. Where cranks were once limited to red-ribbon typewriter rants or maybe a radio show, they now have unlimited potential to get their message out.
 
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1. Profitable.
2. People criticized him for his actions.
3. Reversed. People will take the opposite view.
4. I've never seen "red ribbon typewriters", but typewrites used to have literal ribbon, half black and half red, that held the ink. I guess if you wanted to type an angry letter, you used only the red ink.
 
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