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"America" by Simon & Garfunkel

VACATION CATCHUP: Daily Thoughts

I’m back! Oh my stars, that was a fun week. I don’t get to go on roadtrips that often, but when I do it’s always exactly what/when I need. AND the only other time I visited Ontario was by canoe…and the only spot of land I walked was the shore…so it was nice to head inland and see what the towns/cities were like. 
Everything is laid out so nicely, it feels dense, much like British Columbia and nothing like Manitoba (haha). I love the old rustic feel of the 100yr old houses scattered everywhere! Mossy brick and creaky wood, rain, gardens, and endless trees! If it wasn’t for the insane roadway system and weather conditions I’d be in love. 

The drive itself, one of the most important aspects of a ROADtrip, was definitely an interesting one…

WHY I LOVE THE INTERNET [8] 

Friends, meet Kid President!
This is my favorite YouTube series, and it’s brought to you by the lovely minds over at Soul Pancake (which is run by Raine Wilson)  
This episode specifically is a satirical look at the elections, media, and how adults think they’re so dang smart.  

"Just because you’re a grown up, doesn’t mean you’re all grown up"

This kid is legit, I’d vote for him. 

TODAY ON THE INTERNET://17 
There are a lot of updates coming out about Hurricane Sandy. Some true, a lot fake. So…here’s what Atlantic City currently looks like…My prayers are going out to everyone I follow/know and everything follows/knows me on the East Coast. Stay safe. 
via: thedailywhat[nationalhurricaneupdates]

TODAY ON THE INTERNET://17 

There are a lot of updates coming out about Hurricane Sandy. Some true, a lot fake.
So…here’s what Atlantic City currently looks like…
My prayers are going out to everyone I follow/know and everything follows/knows me on the East Coast. Stay safe.

via: thedailywhat
[nationalhurricaneupdates]

TODAY ON THE INTERNET://16

The POTUS has been on a 48hr “extravaganza” to visit 8 States, and he vlogged the whole thing!

via: barackobama
" Thanks for following along these last two days, and seriously: vote

Coffee & Multitasking v.104

1. NEW DINO DISCOVERED [NationalPost]
It’s being called a cross between a bird-porcupine-VAMPIRE…
Hopefully this makes it into Jurassic Park 4!!! 

2. FBOOK HITS 1BILLION [MSNBC.com]
Meaning 1/7 people that are alive on the entire planet uses Facebook. Woah. 

3. ROMNEY vs BIG BIRD [Forbes.com]
Apparently during last night’s debate, he stated that if elected he would cut funding to things like PBS. Just another reason why he’s the best choice for a worse America.

4. GAMING NEWS
WoW IS STILL MMO KING [IGN.com
With all the rumors that the game is dying out, Blizzard announced that thanks to MoP they are back to 10+ million users.  
CLIFFY B LEAVS EPIC [IGN.com] 
The face behind games like Gears Of War and Unreal Tournament is calling it quits :( 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT…

Yesterday American President Barack Obama finally revealed his stance on the whole gay marriage movement, stating that he supports the right for gay and lesbian couples to get married. In a shocking turn of events - the world did not end! 
I know this is a touchy subject, and I’ll probably receive angry messages just for posting this, but I feel like I should say SOMETHING. 
I have gay friends, they’re all pretty cool people. While being a Canadian Christian I’ve fully supported Obama’s decisions throughout his term, I think the man knows what he’s doing. That being said; to take personal views on Biblical theology and try to apply them to politics doesn’t work, in my opinion. And that’s whats happening with the American election right now (let’s face it, it always comes down to who’s the biggest Jesus “lover”).
I think equal rights is important, for everyone, always. Does that mean we won’t all see eye-to-eye? Yes. Does that mean we can still love each other? Yes. Fifty years ago racism was being dealt with in the same fashion, and look where that is now. Why do we live in a world where old, white, rich, men get to tell us that we need to love everyone…except the ones that they don’t like?
No politician is going to dictate how I live out my faith. No person, regardless of power, can TELL me what it says in the Bible. I know what it says because I’ve read it. Therefore, I have the right to make my own decisions, love those I choose to, and disregard your bigotry…name calling…bullying…ignorance…etc.  
Everyone, regardless of what you choose to believe/follow, is called to love others. While I may believe that being gay is the wrong choice, I don’t believe that it makes you a bad person. Just like I think that drinking Tim Hortons coffee is a bad choice, I prefer Jonnys Java, but hey I still love you. 
And this whole ‘sanctity of marriage’ thing is CRAAAP! Anyone that has ever had a divorce automatically veto’s their right to have a negative vote on this topic. If you think gay people getting married would ruin marriage as a whole, then shows like Maury need to be taken off the air…the ability to get a divorce should be abolished…and stupid people shouldn’t be allowed to leave their homes.  

What are YOUR thoughts on the subject?

Coffee & Multitasking v.96

1. KONY CAMPAIGN CAUSES RIOT [AcholiTimes]
Invisible Children screened their viral video in the Ugandan town of Gulu…needless to say the locals weren’t fond of having their lives summed in that fashion. Many injured, one killed. 

2. NO ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT FOR CANADA [NationalPost]
The 4th Season will not be available on Netflix to anyone outside of the US :( we’ll have to wait for the DVD… 

3. COMMUNITY PORTALS [Video]
Someone was able to get a tutorial up on how to use Valve’s new Community Test Chambers initiative online!  

4. TOP 50 AVENGERS [IGN]
In anticipation for this weekends release, the kings of nerd have released their favorite members of the worlds finest (and most of you probably thought there were only 6 of them hahaha) 

TODAY ON THE INTERNET://10

We live in a sick, sick society. 
Spread the word, catch Zimmerman, stay informed.  

Today on the Internet://9

1. ANONYMOUS ATTACKS GOVERNMENT AND MUSIC INDUSTRY
In retaliation to the media sharing site Megaupload being shut down, the hacker group “Anonymous” went on a tangent! Hacking, corrupting, and eventually shutting down the official sites of; the FBI, Motion Picture Association of America, Recording Industry Association of America, Universal Music, and the American Justice Department…WOW!
This is by far the largest attack the group has ever constructed, and they made their point very clear; “Largest attack ever, crippling government and music industry #megaupload”
They livestreamed everything [here]

2. 8yr OLD HARDCORE SONG
If you’re not sick of it yet (I’m getting there) a little girl named Juliet starred in what I’m calling 2012’s first viral video.

Daily Thoughts…

*phew* What a day! Seriously, I sat down with my morning coffee to checkout how SOPA was trending…5hrs later I’m part of a goldrush to find, post, retweet, and share any/all information. It was nice to learn with so many of you.

THEN we had another dudes night out to celebrate one last time with the College Crew before we all head our separate ways *sniff*.

I lost a few followers from my #sopastrike spam, but that’s okay. I take that as a sign that you choose to support internet censorship. In which case I don’t want you dirtying my feeds anyway.

NOW it’s 1AM and I’m chatting with a couple of SuicideGirls about possibly going for coffee during my trip to BC next week…which is a sentence I never thought I would type out :/ hahaha

Goodnight!
PS. Chuck Norris doesn’t need a viable plot to make a movie enjoyable!
PPS. Oh and I tweaked the layout a lil bit :P

INTERNET ON STRIKE!

In 30mins I’ll be joining the STRIKE TO STOP SOPA (internet censorship bill).

*EDIT* If you can read this, it means the blackout javascript isn’t working. I’ve been having difficulties with it :(


I know it doesn’t mean much, coming from a tiny blog like mine. And the fact that I’m Canadian protesting an American act. But every person needs to help out in any way they can, even if it’s just spreading the word.

With companies like Google, Mozilla, WordPress, Minecraft, Wikipedia, and Reddit protesting by shutting down for the day you have to recognize that this is serious.

Want to join the protest? CLICK [HERE]
Not from America? CLICK [HERE]

STAY INFORMED!!!

STAY INFORMED: Take Action Against SOPA/PIPA

"The Internet Blacklist Legislation - known as PROTECT IP Act in the Senate and Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House - is a threatening sequel to last year’s COICA Internet censorship bill.  Like its predecessor, this legislation invites Internet security risks, threatens online speech, and hampers Internet innovation."
[wiredforchange.com]

Simply put; companies are still trying to stop our online freedom. If this happens sites like YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter will be shutdown!
Inform yourself, contact politicians in your area, spread the word! Every little bit helps!

[HERE] is a list of companies currently supporting this bill; sadly there are names like Apple, Microsoft, EA Games, and Adidas…names that should know better. Boycott some, contact others.

PS: If you’re Canadian and thinking “this has nothing to do with me” tell your ignorance to shut up and speak up now, before it’s too late to say anything!

via: vimeo

PROTECT IP Act Breaks The Internet by Fight for the Future

Today, Congress held hearings on the PROTECT IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), two bills that would give the power to the government and content owners to censor and block websites that host even just one piece of content that allegedly infringes a copyright.  The above video addresses the Senate version of the PROTECT IP Act, but a much more severe House bill was just introduced and is set up to pass soon if we don’t take action NOW.  These bills threaten the very essence of the web and the communities that have risen from it.

Please stand with us to fight this legislation geared toward stifling free speech and innovation online.

Visit americancensorship.org to learn more and join the protest.