Saturday, October 5, 2013

My review of Google Glass

At the Google Top Contributor Summit in San Jose California we were given a demonstration of Google Glass.  Now if you don't know what the Top Contributor Summit is you can read about it via the posts on Google Plus or via twitter at #TCSummit2013  As for me I am still waiting to clear stuff with Google as I want to share as much as I can but I need to clear some stuff past Non Disclosure Agreements.  Last time in 2011 this took a few weeks.

Anyway, the people from Google Glass tweeted at me expressing interest in my thoughts on their product, so this gives me the green light to share with you all.

At the TC Summit Sarah Price gave the introduction and explained how the Google Glass was developed. This part of the lecture is probably covered by NDA so I won't share it unless someone from Glass authorizes me.  They can contact me via twitter.  I can say that it has a titanium frame but is flexible enough that Sarah Price was able to take and bend it without damaging it.  

We were then given a demonstration by two engineers.  I wrote their names down but I will keep them private unless I get authorization to release them.  Sadly they were unable at first to sync up the Google Glass to the view screens.  

FYI to the right of the picture you see some cubicles.  These were translators who were translating the conference in 16 different languages.  To prevent 16 languages from being distracting to each other, these cubicles were soundproof.  The people from other countries listened in via headsets.  

Well needless to say, they got Google Glass to sync up with the video screens.  Nobody took a picture of it, which is fine as I don't think we were supposed to be taking pictures anyway.  However here is everyone talking after the presentation.

Here is my initial reaction.  The two men with the technical issues were engineers for the Glass Team.  Once they got the Glass to interface with the overhead screens they still had problems.  However, the problems were with using Google Glass.  The 4th guy on the right of the picture above, gave a talk about how Glass can improve worker efficiency.  However, if two engineers who helped design the product had trouble using the device, then they still have a long way to go before Glass does things such as replace the computer workstation or smart phone.  

The smart phone is fast and reliable.  Computer work stations also have large screens that are visable and full of detail.  Wearing the Google Glass was very comfortable, but I was expecting the screen to be a bit larger on my eye ball.  It was very small and I had to look up to view it.  Essentially the issue would be for me to train my eyes to interact with Google Glass.

Later that day, at the dinner party members of the Google Glass team took the time to give each of us a chance to try out Google Glass.  Below is me doing a video of that.  Because I no longer have a YouTube channel, click here to find out why, it is on someone else's channel.  

For some reason I was expecting Google Glass to work like this.

Needless to say, even though this blog post is somewhat critical of Google Glass, we must remember it is a NEW technology.  I hope the Glass team takes my review in the constructive way it was intended and continues to work on a better product.  After all it was just a few years ago that a major cell phone carrier used "Can You Hear Me Now?" as their slogan.  Now we find it unusual when we can't get a good signal.  

In the next few years I expect Google Glass to not only become cheaper, but also far more efficient and who knows maybe one day it will replace the computer workstation or smart phone.

Feel free to share this blog and tweet it out via twitter.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dear Google, living creatures are not decoration

Here at the Top Contributor Summit in San Jose paid for by Google I am having a blast.  I am grateful for the opportunity to not only serve others but also to be recognized for my contributions to others.  However, tonight's party at the San Jose Convention Center in the Ballroom was sadly offensive.  Below is a picture of what I saw.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The video I wish I could have made

Two days ago I posted this blog

It was a response to the inflamatory video by Brett Keane and I listed each lie one by one documenting links to evidence when I had them.  Sadly not everything could be documented as I no longer had YouTube videos on my channel but thankfully someone else has copies.

I don't know why YTLulzTheater decided to step up and take time out of his day to post these two videos but I do thank him.  One small correction though, I contest the claim that Corky served as nurse to my medical needs.  First that claim was debunked in my video Defending Myself Against Accustations.  Second, I only fell ill in the final month we lived together.  When I was not able to work, he spent most of his days at the FreedomsPhoenix building, or at acting classes.  However it is a minor point and irregardless I do thank you for putting together these two videos.

FYI after I posted my blog, Brett removed his video.  I was not able to get a copy so if someone can send a message to YTLulzTheater and ask him to post a copy somewhere on the internet so I can embed it to my blog I would be thankful.

Bullwinkle with Brett Keane part 1

Bullwinkle with Brett Keane part 2

Please enjoy these two videos and show your support in the ratings and comments.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

If I am irrelevant then why

By the way, WHEN you get your latest channel shut down, I do intend to remind Brett Keane that God silences the wicked.  Notice I said WHEN and not IF.  We all know it is a matter of time.  The guy can't hold on to an account longer than a few months before he breaks the Terms of Service.

Anyway if I am irrelevant as you say I am, then why Brett do you still rely on using MY name in your video descriptions to get views for yourself.?

You also use other questionable names such as Christian Fairytale, even though you claim he is banned from your Google Hangouts?  Didn't you also cut ties with VlogRays?  Furthermore, why are you using well known atheists such as Onision in your video description.  I thought all atheists were scum according to you?

For those keeping score, Brett is using my "irrelevant" name to garner views for himself in the following videos just this week.

In fact if you go through his videos he uses MY name to get views for himself on a daily basis.  So Brett, am I really irrelevant?  We both know the answer.  Even with my channel suspended my name gets more views than you would alone by yourself.

Feel free to ask this to Brett himself via twitter if you like.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Listing the lies: Pwnage should not be this easy

The safest place in the world is between Brett Keane and the truth.  It is a void of empty space and it covers a great distance.  Anyway, in retaliation for a message I asked a mutual friend to pass on, Brett decided to post a video with the hope of pulling off two goals.  One, make himself look good and make people forget what they saw with their own eyes.  The second, to make himself look good in the only way he knows how, by tearing down others more popular than he is.  (Such as he did with his recent attempt with AronRa, which may warrant a blog of it's own, unless someone else steps in.)  Anyway, as par for the course, Brett relies on his audience not spending 30 seconds to check the facts.  So here they are.  The full list of lies Brett managed to fit into 12 minutes and 33 seconds

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Guess who I talked to

I was chatting with people on skype last night when I was invited to a Google Hangout.  Because I am not allowed on YouTube I was not able to participate.  So I called in via skype, it did produce an echo, but for the most part I was audible.

Halfway into the chat, Nick Bravo came in.  I don't think he was aware that I was in the call.  I muted my microphone.  He did drop my docs a few times in the call, it is in his nature to do so after all.  I responded by occasionally cracking jokes in strange voices.  

Eventually I began using my real voice and it became obvious who I was.  However he did not lash out at me as he had previously done in other group calls.  Typically, when I was in a Google hangout and he joined in he would start in with me right away.  This time he didn't.  Perhaps it was the subject matter of the Google Hangout.  Our broadcast was essentially a de facto support group for former friends of Brett Keane.

For those new to the situation, Brett Keane has decided to turn his back on a whole group of friends, anyone who does not share his belief in a god.  It doesn't matter which god they worship.  It can be the Christian God, or the Muslim Allah, or any number of the pagan gods.  You simply have to believe in a god.  I swear I am not making that up.  Read for yourself.

Needless to say, Brett does what he is known for, going through friends as if they were disposable tissues. You really can't blame a scorpion for stinging you.  It is a scorpion after all.  Really the only ones who can be blamed are those who knew the dangers, and played with fire anyway.  To be honest however, after this latest round of backstabbing that he did to those most loyal to him, it actually amazes me that there are people still willing to be his friend.  Do they honestly expect not to get burned.  Sadly I know the answer, it is yes.  Each of the few friends he has left know full well how their friendship with Brett Keane will end.  All they can hope for is that the stab in the back is quick and painless.

In the call we each told our story of how Brett turned on us.  We had some laughs.  We even had a sense of camaraderie even among people who normally would be enemies.  Such as Nick and myself.

So I will leave you with this clickable link that goes to the final time stamp where Nick and I discuss the elephant in the room:  Us.  We actually act civil towards each other.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

To BionicDance, don't dignify this with a response

A person who used you as a weapon to attack me, during a time he was claiming to be my friend, now wants to take up your Friday night wants your valuable time.

A person who posted nude photos of you on the internet without your knowledge or consent and tried to justify this abhorrent behavior because you told him to drop dead is only interested in the traffic your channel will bring to him.

Here is a person who just in the past two days has turned his back on the few friends he has left on YouTube simply because they are atheists.  (He is now a theist but has rejected the Christian label)

Monday, September 16, 2013

On Brett Keane's new Theist belief system.

Recently, Brett Keane came out as a theist.  For the past ten years he was a very vocal atheist and has put out countless videos against religion.  Over the past week he has announced several things.  First that he now believes in God and has evidence for it, second he cites errors in the theory of evolution, and finally that he is parting ways with non-believers and ending friendships with anyone who is not a believer in God and or those who join in Google Hangouts with people who are critical of him and or his friends.  The videos will be embedded below along with my opinion of this.

Class Action Lawsuit Against YouTube

Recently I was contacted via twitter by GeoGodley who wanted to know if I would be interested in joining him in his class action lawsuit against YouTube.  I had to decline for several reasons.  First, YouTube's decision to terminate my account was justified.  I violated YouTube's trademark policy and the only course of action for them was to terminate my account.  You can read the full report about YouTube's decision HERE.  Likewise the other channels such as TheHealthyChannel were taken down for copyright violations. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Self Pwnage is best served COLD

Behold the world's worst driver

Semi Truck Drivers Really?

First for some fun, let's count how many driving infractions you can spot here!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Update on the Doctors Without Borders charity event

For the past several years my good friend Dprjones has organized a charity event for Doctors Without Borders.  All the money raised goes towards providing free medical care to the poor and refugees, often innocent victims of war.  I have worked in the background doing whatever Dprjones asked of me.  Sadly this year I do not have a YouTube account to promote the event with but I do have this blog.  So here is all the info you will need.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Is it wrong to compliment a woman on her looks?

NOTE:  My views on this have matured some but I am leaving this blog up unedited for posterity.  To see how I would blog about this now, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Last month, I wrote a blog critical of Landline (a trucking magazine) and their beauty contest.  You can read that blog HERE if you wish.  Essentially, I viewed the contest demeaning towards ladies in the trucking industry.  A lady should be ranked on her merits not on her beauty which is temporary and for the young.

Today I was glancing through YouTube.  I wanted to see what my friend LaciGreen has been up to so I went to her channel.  She did a video about people who compliment women on their looks.  As this is something that I frequently do, naturally this video piqued my interest.

Creeps on the Street

Now let's clarify what exactly I do.  I do not approach a lady and tell her that her booty is so fine I would lick her toilet paper.  Nor do I say anything else that I would consider to be offensive.  What I simply do is what I believed to be a courtesy.  I would find something positive to comment on and I would do so.  For some ladies it would be their hair, others perhaps might have on a pretty dress.  Sometimes I would compliment features such as a smile or their eyes.  Given enough time I can usually find something to compliment everyone on.

It was my understanding that my compliments were appreciated.  I never made any sexual remark, unless of course it was someone I knew and someone who gets my weird sense of humor.  For example, I was recently chatting with a friend of mine and she wanted to know if her outfit looked ok.  I told her she was but I would have to inspect it in my basement to be sure.  (FYI I don't have a basement and my friend knew that.)  Every compliment I have ever given has always gotten a smile and a thank you.

However, from Laci's video and the comment section apparently there is a large portion of the female population who views what I do as harassment.  This is obviously not easy for me to accept.  However, if my compliments are not welcome, then obviously this is a behavior that I should discontinue.  Old habits die hard, but if I fail to make an effort to improve myself then what is the point of having a tomorrow?

I certainly don't wish to become this some day.

I discovered this video response and I highly recommend you all watch it.  She answers a lot of questions guys have been asking in the comment section of Laci's video.

Street Compliments:  Response to Creeps on the Street

UPDATE:  September 1, 2014

I recently re-read this blog and rewatched the embedded videos.  I no longer view what I do as wrong and I would like to explain why.  First of all, I never cat call.  That was the chief complaint in Laci's video.  She felt that she could not walk down the street with out men shouting very vulgar things.  I don't do that.  When I am interacting with a woman, even something as common as a cashier ringing up my groceries, I treat them as a person not as an object.  If they wear a name tag I address them by name.  In every case it is with a lady that I am spending at least a few minutes of my time with.

Secondly, many women like being complimented.  Talk to any man who is in a long term relationship and he will tell you that a frequent concern of his mate is that he doesn't compliment her enough.  Whether I am chatting up a lady in a social setting, or just a few minutes with the cashier I strive to find the most feminine thing I can about the lady and compliment her on it.  I'm not rude and I am not vulgar.  I have yet to find a woman scoff at me for what I have said.  (Not to say that it will never happen, only that it hasn't happened yet.  One thing life has taught me, is that I can not control someone else's reaction.  If they chose to scream harassment because I complimented a woman on her hair then that is on them.

In the above blog I wrote about having to change my behavior because it might upset some women.  To that I say this.  These women need to get a clue.  Not every man is a rapist.  Sometimes when someone pays you a compliment the appropriate response might be to say, "thank you."  While I can understand cat calling and vulgar obscenities can be a pain to live through every day, I am not one of those men.  Furthermore, don't allow yourself to be the victim.  If you feel someone is being inappropriate then by all means let them know.

Trash talk them back, tell them they are not up to your standards and focus on their shortcomings such as their weight or hair, or style of dress.  If you allow yourself to be a victim, then a victim you will be.

Now the next obvious question I'm sure some of you are asking is why do I bother?  Why do I feel the need to compliment women at all.  I do it because I enjoy doing it.  Every time I have gotten a positive response, every single time.  I have even gotten dates this way.  I once spent the evening holding a beautiful woman in my arms simply because I complimented her on her painted toe nails.  Eventually the evening progressed to us sitting on the sofa and I was sucking on her toes.

I do it because it is a decent thing to do.  Every woman has at least some feature you can compliment her on. Some things a woman can't control such as being cross eyed, but perhaps she has let her hair grow long to a feminine length.  Sometimes a woman has a visible scar on her face but you see that she had her nails done.  You might see an older lady but you notice that she has on the most beautiful outfit.  You might be the only person who has said something nice to her all day.  Everyone likes to be validated and many woman place a high value on their appearance.  Saying something positive about the way they look is the right thing to do.

But what about the stares?  Well that is simple human biology.  Hetrosexual men like looking at pretty women.  If you can't help yourself buy a pair of sunglasses and learn how to look without making it obvious.

A better solution would be to quit staring and start approaching.  Learn to get over social anxiety and find ways to introduce yourself to women without being a creep.  Some of the methods I have found are

  • If a woman has open toed shoes and is sporting a pedicure ask her where is a good place to get one done.  I get pedicures once every three weeks and due to my travels I'm always having to find new places.  If you think you are too manly to have a pedicure get over it, it really is a great way to break the ice and it lets women know that you take pride in your appearance.  If she does not have open toed shoes then ask where she gets her hair done and tell her you need to get a haircut.  Keep the conversation going by asking her what type of haircut she thinks you should get.  
  • If you see a girl at a bar instead of offering to buy her a drink, ask her what a good drink at the bar is, then order one for yourself.  (For non alcohol consumers such as myself know some things about non-alcohol drinks such as my favorite:  The shirley temple.)  This set's you apart from the herd of other men who are trying to curry favor by buying her a drink.  
  • If you are trying to secure a date with someone while they are working, such as a waitress, cashier, ect bring up the topic that you can't wait until (insert day of week that you are scheduled to be off) Not everyone works Monday thru Friday anymore.  Almost always this in turn will prompt the lady to inform you of when her next day off is.  Go in with a game plan.  Know which events are happening on each of the next seven days.  What ever day she chooses ask if she would like to (insert specific activity here)  This works so much better than the casual, "want to get together and do something?" If it is a specific day and a specific event then your chances are so much better than going in unprepared and just winging it.  
Dress for success and keep condoms with you at all times.  You never know when your luck will strike, but you must be ready when it does.  Now I will admit I don't have a lot of success when I am hitting up a lady.  Much of that is my own fault.  I am overweight, very overweight.  However slowly the weight is coming off.  As my weight loss continues my chances with the ladies will improve.  However my success even if it is only 1% is still more than the person who never goes out and tries.  

Don't try cheesy pick up lines and don't be fooled by seminars by self proclaimed pick up artists.  Be the best you that you can be.  Women can spot a phony a mile a way, be yourself and have confidence.  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Why YouTube is wrong about video responses

About an hour ago YouTube announced this on their blog.

Essentially they are going to retire video responses on September 12th and allow people to post links to videos in the comments.  Something they tried in 2005 and was scrapped due to the amount of spam it generated.

First I must call bull winkle on the claim that 1 out of 4 million users will click on a video response.  This is just simply not possible.  My suspicion is that as most views go through Vevo and music videos (who allow people to attach video responses freely) this is the source of your stats.

However those who engage in their audience have a much different track record.

I built my channel on video responses.  A third of my videos were video responses.  I knew where the views came from because I tracked my analytics.  They came from people who first saw the video I was responding to.

I also regurlary cross promoted my videos by posting responses to myself.  It is how I was able to get a high click through rate.  When someone found my video they were always directed to another.  Remember 40 percent of my views comes from mobile users who can't use annotations.

Likewise people got views from attaching their videos to mine.  One of my critics Rith once claimed that I was irrelevant and yet his most viewed video was a video response to me.  

It is not enough to allow people to post links in the comments section.  Remember why YouTube disabled this feature in the first place.  Spam.  As a content creator and consumer I relied on video responses.  Please reverse this decision.

Remember even the great Shaycarl got his start via video responses.  The one in 4 million stat is bogus as the numbers simply don't add up.  People do watch video responses.  Don't take this away YouTube.

Furthermore, as a person who would sometimes get over a hundred comments on a video, it would just cause chaos.  As a content creator it is far more efficient to focus on people who took the time to create and upload a video response to me.  How does YouTube expect large channels such as PewDiePie, Smosh, ect to focus on reponses when they can get thousands of comments every hour?

For historical record, YouTube launched video responses in 2006

One final note, pass along to whoever runs the Creator Blog to undo the change that mandates you MUST have a Google Plus account in order to comment on the blog.  I have a blogger account, a Google product.  That should be good enough.  

(Side note:  I do not allow comments on my blog based on advice from Google staff, user generated content such as comments can put my blogger at risk.)

Send your feedback to YouTube with this twitter link.

Vlograys vs Brett Keane

This blog post really isn't so much about giving my opinion as essentially I have none.  Rather the purpose of this blog is to archive in one place the videos these two made about each other.  I don't really have an opinion on Vlograys as we have not interacted that much.  I am aware of several videos he made critical of me prior to his inclusion of the Onision Debate where I was moderator.  He even commended me on my professionalism in how I treated everyone even though he made some videos critical of me.  I also recently assisted him with filling out a counter-notice after he deleted the video in question.  As of the timing of this blog I have not heard back from him on that.  Of course most of my readers are aware of the history with Bret Keane and myself, the good and the bad.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Question to ZJempTV on the issue of hormone therapy

ZJempTV was on CNN arguing for the rights of inmates such as Chelsea Manning to gain access to hormone therapy to assist them in their transition from one sex to another.  Below is the interview.

I will admit, at first I was against the idea of tax payers funding this until it was revealed that the cost would be less than $100 per month.  ZJ herself claimed to pay for this out of her own pocket at the rate of $25 per month.  This surprised me.  When a typical hospital visit can cost thousands of dollars I had no idea this type of treatment was so inexpensive.

However there are a few questions I was hoping ZJ might address.  She can do so via twitter, or perhaps on her blog, or on her FreeThoughtsBlog, or perhaps even video.  However she decides to respond, I will update this blog accordingly.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Onision, Someguy827, Turtles, & Doc Dropping

Ok, for those who are not in with what this story involves it is about Someguy827 posting Onision's address in several of his recent video descriptions encouraging people to contact various animal welfare organizations.  I suspect Someguy827's motives for doing this.  However at the same time I am also not convinced that Onision did the best care for his turtle.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Why is LifeInATent bringing up old drama?

Back in December of 2010 all the way through 2011 and the early part of 2012 I and another user named LifeInATent his twin brother WeathermanKevin and MeganLeeHeart went head to head.  It all started with this video I made around Christmas time.  It was a response to his postings in the YouTube help forum.  He has since lost his account and his help forum account as well, that is why his posts are no longer seen there.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

QDragon1337 and Brainstorm

I was contacted by my friend QDragon1337 yesterday.  He asked for some assistance in getting the word out about his series of science videos called Brainstorm.  Due to circumstances explained earlier I told him the only thing I can do is blog about the subject.  

QDragon1337 is a brilliant and talented young man.  I have enlisted his assistance many times in graphic work for not only myself but also other people and he has always been more than willing to help.  It is my honor to promote his content.  Below is one of his most recent videos.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Is it wrong to rank ladies by their appearance?

As one of my goals is to one day return to the trucking industry I have kept tabs on several news outlets regarding the trucking field.  One of them is Overdrive Magazine  Recently they did an article interviewing Maggie Stone.  She is a finalist in Overdrive's Most Beautiful.  You can read the article HERE.

I admit I do have mixed feelings about this.  Allow me to explain why.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Why TheHealthyChannel was terminated

As some of you may know I had a channel called TheHealthyChannel where I vlogged about my diet attempts, exercise and weight loss.  Recently I was vlogging about doing a water fast.

Yesterday I discovered that account was terminated by YouTube.  For a time I believed it was due to my videos on water fasting as it could have been perceived as doing something that can be dangerous.

I filled out YouTube's account termination inquiry forum and learned that the channel was targeted for copyright violations.  See below.

Now this has some good news and some bad news.  The good news is that now that I know the issue is copyright, all I have to do to regain my account is fill out the appropriate counter-notice.  Per the 1998 DMCA law, YouTube must restore my account within 10-14 business days of receipt of a counter-notice so long as the claimant does not file a motion in Federal District Court.

The bad news is this email neglected to tell me the URLs that I require to correctly fill out the counter-notice form.  Until I get the URLs I am unable to correctly fill in the legally required information for a counter-notice.

I will keep you updated on my status, but for now the only way to contact me is via twitter.  Per YouTube's rules I am prohibited from accessing my other accounts that I still have and I am prohibited from creating new ones.

UPDATE:  I got this email regarding SockPuppetBalloon, one of my test accounts.  I used this account to test out different features from time to time.  As with TheHealthyChannel the issue is copyright, but no URLs for me to fill out the counter-notice.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

HappyCabbie Account Terminated

When I logged on to my computer, I was greeted with a prompt informing me that there was suspicious activity on my account and that I needed phone verification to access my account.  So I entered in my telephone number and received the automated prompt to enter in the 5 digit code.

I was then taken to this page.

I filled out the form on the contact us page and waited for a response.  I checked my email to see if any messages came in from YouTube regarding a strike on my account or a DMCA.  There was nothing.  There was however this message.

Later I got this message from YouTube's Trademark team.

So that leaves me with one of two guesses.  The first is someone hacked into my account, even though I have Two Step verification enabled on my account.  The second is that my name HappyCabbie is infringing on someone else's trademark.

Either way, I will respect YouTube's decision to terminate my account.  If I broke the rules by using the HappyCabbie name then I deserve to suffer the consequences.

Furthermore, in compliance with YouTube's rules, I will not create any new account nor will I access any of my old ones.  To do so would be a violation of the Terms of Service.

For those who claim that this is a free speech issue I disagree.  Free speech is a Constitutional protection against our government.  YouTube/Google is a corporation and they have the right to disable accounts if they feel they violated the Terms of Service.  As stated in the above email, I violated their trademark rules.  As such I will honor my suspension.

Thankfully, I am only banned from YouTube.  My Blogger account is not terminated and it is a completely different service offered by Google.  So here along with Twitter I can still post.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Corky Forum discussion is canceled.

On August 3rd of 2013 I posted this video to the FacepalmResponse channel

Challenge to the Corky Forum

I also made THIS POST on the Corky Forum announcing the event.

Essentially it was a response to the debate Brett Keane had with the forum.

A little backstory on this debate.  A user named MindLiberationArmy made THIS POST to the Corky Forum asking people to join him in a discussion.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Playing With Fire

I don't really have a right to complain here do I.  Back in 2012 when Brett Keane and I first became friends there were many who tried to warn me against doing so.  If I decide to keep a scorpion as a pet I should expect once in a while to get stung.  I should expect no less then when I willingly ignored sound advice and became friends with Brett Keane.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

People have the right to refuse to talk

As some of you know I am good friends with a lady known as BionicDance.  Some have been critical of her for refusing to get on skype with some people or be in the same Google Hangout with them.  They say she is a coward.  I would like to disagree and I would like to explain why.

First, we each have our own right to chose who we want to have a discussion with.  Some people we just don't want to talk to.  It could be that we find that person to be rude and uncivil, or it could be that we have more productive things to do than sit at a computer and spend an hour discussing something that could be solved with a few messages back and forth.

Second, if a person is down right rude and uncivil towards you either in video or in text, what makes you think that they would be any different on skype or worse in a Google Hangout where they would be backed up by their friends.  Would you go into a room where everyone is against you?

Third, live discussions have the potential for getting out of control.  Tempers can flare up.  Whereas in video and text you can prepare what you are going to say.  That way you never have to say something out of spite or anger that you may regret later.

Now I have had many live discussions with people.  Even with people whom I disagree with, and yet there are some people that I absolutely refuse to talk to.  Likewise there are people who no doubt would refuse to talk to me.  That is our right to make that decision and we should not have to defend ourselves for refusing to talk to someone.  

Think about it.  Every one of you could probably name off at least 3 people you want nothing to do with.  They could be family, co-workers, an Ex, or someone.  Are you a bad person for cutting this person out of your life?  No.  And neither is BionicDance.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

An Open Letter To Laci Green

For those who are not familiar with my friend LaciGreen let me tell you a little bit about her. She was raised in a Mormon household but started YouTube on the GoGreen18 channel as a way of expressing herself. Originally her videos were about her coming out of her religion and discussing her views on atheism. There is a huge atheist community on YouTube as many atheists live in areas dominated by one religion or another. On YouTube they can come together and find common ground and form friendships.

Below is a link to her channels.

Eventually she wanted to take her videos in a different direction and began posting on the LaciGreen channel. Instead of discussing atheism she began to discuss what she calls Sex Plus, or in other words sex education without the shame.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hoping to answer BionicDance's question

On a recent video from SomeGreyBloke a character called Dan Cardamon posted this video.

Dan Cardamon on "everyday sexism"

My good friend BionicDance posted this comment (which is now hidden due to the number of negative votes; the reason I disable comment voting on my videos by the way)

Lot's of people responded to her, some were polite and told her this was satire, others were more hateful.

She followed up with this comment exchange here and this is what I am hoping to address.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Onision Debate Armageddon

Onision has announced the next participants in the debate via twitter which directs to THIS FACEBOOK POST

The debate was deleted from his channel and moved to the OnisionArchive channel, over 5000 comments were lost.

Online Debate (6) Truly the True Truth About Onision

Down below are the urls to the videos and URLs discussed.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

So today Brett again ended the friendship

Big surprise right?  How can I participate in such a discussion as Brett Keane describes it?  How can I be so vile to do such a thing?

Well the question should be asked to Brett Keane as well.

Never question me on the facts.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

I have been chosen as Moderator

Onision posted to his twitter this post which leads to his Facebook.

For those who do not know FacepalmResponse is me.  The others are Evan Cahill, m22frogger, and vlograys.  All three of them will be taking on Onision.  Now earlier today I was in a debate with Onision.  He contacted me via Twitter and asked me if I would like to be in a debate with him and a user named RepSock.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Onision and sex workers

The purpose of this blog is to be a one stop place for URLs to Onision's videos and to points I intend to bring up if he chooses to accept my debate challenge.  Unlike previous debates where his personal life was the topic of debate, I instead wish to debate him on a topic.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Finally it can be discussed.

Brett Keane made a return to YouTube and one of the people he reached out to was me.  He wanted to talk.  He wanted to make amends again and continue our friendship.  I decided that if we were going to talk I want it recorded.  So I set up a Google Hangout, just the two of us.  I was also aware that this caused our discussion to be public and so it was.  One of the big issues was concerning another user AgentofDoubt.  I was allowing myself to be portrayed as the bad guy and refused to defend myself against his accusations.  Brett Keane has enough haters and I did not want to fuel any more hatred for him.

However, in our Google Hangout the topic came up.  You can see the hesitation on his part to discuss this in a public forum.  After I persisted he relented and we discussed it.  The segment in question is embedded below.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

This video made my day.

RHPSmagenta put out a funny video today.  If you don't know what Poe's law is you can click HERE to read it.

I got such a kick out of this video I just had to share it with you guys.

The link to the arizona law she is quoting is HERE.  I will also post the text of the law here for you.

I think my favorite part of the video was when she did a dead pan delivery into the camera and telling the audience that she has a duty to report me to the State.

Sadly though, some people didn't get the joke and you can tell by the comments they left that they think she is actually serious.

The KEY WORD is "visual" people.  Some people are just so filled with hate they can't see an obvious joke to save their life.  Me and my friends are the ones flagging this crap down.  A URL to a terminated channel is not a "visual depiction"  Even if you look up the channel with Google cache it shows blank thumbnails.

However for anyone who wishes to file a report on me for flagging down child porn you may do so HERE.

Be sure to tell them that I spend a few hours each week targeting this stuff and you find this offensive.  Also be sure NOT to mention AgentofDoubt posting the URLs to a public forum.  We don't want him to get into trouble.

Big thanks to RHPSmagenta for the support.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My only response to Brett Keane Drama

As some of you may know Brett Keane went on his website and said some stuff about me.  Since that post some friends have cut off contact and others are upset with me.  However this is all I have to say on the matter.  I remain loyal to my friends.  This is not the first time Brett has attacked me in video and most likely it won't be the last.

As far as some context, Brett naturally was under some stress for losing his YouTube account.  I stayed up with him half the night into the wee hours.  Sadly I lost my temper with him when he blamed me for getting his account shut down and I yelled at him.  I should not have done that.

I woke up to find a new video about me on his website.  I didn't watch much of it and I certainly do not intend to respond to it as doing so would put stress on the friendship.  For the record I do deny what he said about me.  He sent me this via skype

The conversation went on from there and eventually a skype call where we made up.  I am still talking to people who are upset with me for what I did to Brett.  They claim I got his account shut down.  I still maintain my innocence, however I will allow people to hate me because I can take it.

There have also been drama hounds pouncing on this even though it doesn't concern them.  I will not be responding to them.  I can't control people sticking their nose in things that don't concern them, all I can do is control how I react to it.

Deep down Brett Keane is a good person.  Perhaps I am one of the few who can see it, I don't know.  However, he doesn't have too many people willing to stick by him.  If it means that occasionally things go sour on my end then so be it.  I stand by my friends.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

AgentofDoubt Ends The Truce?

Today I logged on and found a new video about me today from AgentofDoubt and below is the video embedded.

He also linked to this BLOG POST of the skype conversation between himself and Brett Keane.  Now the issue between these two people isn't really any of my business and I am not really going to take sides.  However, he did mention me in the video.  For those who do not know, AgentofDoubt and myself had a bit of an issue last week.  The issue was a comment left on my video seen here in this screen shot.

It turns out PwnageAlstars is a colab channel that AgentofDoubt is in.  I found this out later in a skype conversation.  Anyway my reply is based on a video he did a few weeks ago when he posted a video and included this text in his video description.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

My confession, Brett Keane Extortion

I must confess a dark secret. It has recently come to light that YouTube staff regularly has skype calls with Brett Keane as they have no choice but to comply with his demands. I don't know how Brett Keane managed to get this dirt he has on me and those in the YouTube home office but for the past year Brett Keane has been extorting us all. If we fail to comply with his demands to remove content per his requests he will post the dirt to his website of over 1,000 members.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Motor club of America is a scam that earns money through recruitment in a pyramid scheme type of business. They claim to be selling roadside assistance through Motorclub of America, yet that name is designed to impersonate the real National Motorclub of America which has no association with and does not recruit through YouTube.

I became aware of this scam when recently one of the people I follow on YouTube posted a video about it. The warning signs were all there, instead of focusing on what a great product something was, the pitch was how much money could be made from selling it.

I immediately went to YouTube and found a bunch of people doing the same type of videos. All of them flashing cash at the camera and talking about how much money they were making and why you should sign up under their link. (The truth is they get paid when people sign up under them.) Nobody was pitching how great the roadside assistance was.

There were even several videos titled "TVCMatrix is a scam" or "Motorclub of America is a scam" simply to cheat the search results to put them at the top, and in the video description is the URL's to join their network. Again, everyone was focused on how much money they made and not about what a great product something is. The truth is that there are some really great videos that break it down really well on why this is a scam.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

New YouTubers Take Note

I recently logged onto YouTube and immediately found what soured my enjoyment of the site.  People justifying the actions of trolls and stalkers.  I was not dismayed by the behavior of the bad people, rather it was that their behavior was justified because of who the target is.

The first is Onision.  Onision is well known but also very hated on the internet.  I found him when he only had about 16,000 subscribers.  He now has over 800,000 on his main channel.  The first video I saw of his was Murder Eater.  This is because of another lady I was subscribed to posted a video response to TheAmazingAtheist after he did a response to Onision.  It was the first of many video responses I did to Onision.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Legend of The Phantom Sh*tter

Prior to my parents launching their own business my dad worked for a company that is now out of business. At the time he was an engineer and on the design team for the type of product that they made.  (Sorry stalkers but that is all you get)

My father would often tell of one of the greatest mysteries at this job and that was the Phantom Sh*tter.  This guy apparently never got caught to the mystery remains as to who he was.  We can only assume he was male as the men's room was the only target, of course it is possible for a woman to have sneaked in.  

The Phantom Sh*tter would wipe feces on the walls of the bathroom stalls as if to somehow form some kind of meaningful expression.  It would be said "The Phantom Sh*tter struck again." and people would go investigate out of curiosity.  One of the attempts to bring the Phantom to justice was the use of video cameras, such a rare thing in that time period of the 80's.  DNA testing was not available back then and most certainly a Phantom Sh*tter would be much easier to catch in today's world of modern technology.

If the Phantom Sh*tter ever reads this post, allow me to convey my father's words to you.  May your feces always be brown and sticky so that the world can continue to marvel at your works of art.

Monday, April 1, 2013

You got to be smurfing me

Come on seriously dude, you got to be pulling a joke right?

First you can't take an April Fools joke seriously, no Jordan is NOT taking legal action against me.

Second you yourself encouraged people to donate to Corky a person who at the time you did it said over and over and over that he did NOT WANT a job.

Friday, March 15, 2013

MeganLeeHeart doesn't get it.

MeganLeeHeart just sent me a very angry message on YouTube, essentially blaming me for all her problems.  I would like to point out that people were calling her out long before I became involved.  Let's go through the recent history of what messages went back and forth for the past week.

Megan first contacted me about my opinion on how to restore her AdSense account and re-enable ads on her channels such as MeganSpeaks.

I responded but I wasn't able to offer much help.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Coughlan needs some help

Looks like Coughlan has fallen on hard times and is between jobs right now.  If you have some extra change left over in your Paypal account then consider giving him a few dollars

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gorilla199 wants my help

So the person who runs the website and accuses Coughlan and others of anything his imagination can think of wants my opinion of some law in the UK.  He says that there are slanderous videos out there calling him mentally ill.  Just so we are clear the BBC published the same thing, do you intend to sue the BBC?  For those not familiar with the story essentially Gorilla199 got busted for piracy and he used the mental illness as a defense to get out of doing jail time.  Instead he got a suspended sentence and community service.

Gorilla199 let me make something clear.  I find your website detestable.  Your obsession with Coughlan in my opinion is evidence of your mental illness.  While Coughlan has made it clear his contempt for me, I still hold him in high regard.  The same law you think you can use against your trolls is the same law that Coughlan and others can use against you.

Finally, I think you need to heed the warning of Megatron