Friday, November 6, 2009
Thanks all, I will try to be posting a bit more soon
Monday, November 2, 2009
Its something I have always new about, I heard a story about it a few years ago and did some of my own research to solidify my suspicions. But the ocean really is being over fished. I know this seems impossible, but think about how much fish we eat. Nearly all fast food establishments have some sort of “fish”, grocery stores have freezers full of all kinds of fish, most restaurants have at least a few options, if not the entirety of the menu devoted to seafood.
Now I am not one of those crazy activists, nor do I agree with anything PETA would say, but the ocean is the largest ecosystem in the world and removing any part of that system is detrimental. I shouldn’t have to explain this, just think “circle of life”, if any part of that circle goes, the rest suffers. I am also not going to go into the details of how fishers catch fish, its a long process, but think basically as clear cutting a forest, it takes hundreds of years for that to grow back, the same is the same for some species of fish which can live to be over 100 years old.
I am a nature freak among other things, I love all things natural and I love the beach and ocean more than anyplace I have been in the world, so I couldn’t imagine that being negatively affected in anyway that I had help in doing.
I know there is probably many other things I do that hurt the environment, in fact I know there are, but I am trying to slowly “go green”, and I am trying to go green for real and not as this pseudo-fad it has become in the past few years.
Now I don’t eat fish that often as it is, but I eat it enough, and I love it, so it is a loss, but in the end, it helps. I will eat seafood at the more mom and pop type places out by my beaches, that I know they get their products from the local fishers and local water. These small time fishers are not the problem, its the commercial fishers that are doing the damage.
I am not a vegetarian, nor am I the biggest meat eater, I do enjoy my chicken and a cheeseburger here and there, but as of late I have been thinking about how these foods come into being. Being that I do care for animals and the environment, I do realize most of these animals are mistreated in their way to becoming my food, something I use to be able to over look. Now I feel the need to address this in my life and I am trying to eat meat that comes from “organic” and well treated animals. Because I don’t think I can ever feel bad about eating an animal, not because I fully believe God placed them here for us, but humans have always survived off animals, and every other food chain consists of carnivorous tendencies, so it is only natural in a way. You could say humans have evolved past that, but I can argue that in depth, but that is another topic for another post.
And that is my rant of the day
Friday, July 3, 2009
Yet I still do pray, not for myself, but for others. I am not saying this to sound like I don't care for myself or be self righteous, I don't pray for myself because I don't think I deserve it? if that makes since, but I will pray to God, assumingly the Christian one for others, who I know believe in Jesus and Christianity. I am not sure what this means for my psyche or whatnot, but I seem to acknolwedge that God is real for them and works in there life, otherwise I would not pray for them, yet not in mine? And I am again not saying I am abandoned, but maybe I feel guilty that I do not believe in the Christian God anymore, or maybe I believe in that God, but feel bad I do not believe in the faith carried out in his name.
idk, just pouring of thoughts as usual
Monday, June 15, 2009
In reading the letter I was brought to tears. We as a community need to start standing up for ourselves, doing something to help gain equal rights within the eyes of the government. This goes beyond marriage, this is about equal protection against hate and discrimination. If we don't stand up nothing will change.
The wheels of revolution are not turned by idle hands.
So many of those in the LGBT community that I talk to simply think change will come inevitably and there is no reason to get involved, but what we fail to realize is that the only reason things change is because there are those few out there pushing with all their might for equality for the rest of us, but unless we all push the change will be slow or not at all. It is not fair for my generation to reap the benefits of the hard work of the generations before us
who have been fighting for our rights.
It may seem like things are progressing as it is, but our cause stands on the edge of a knife, this year and next many of the states that have passed laws for the equality of our community are re voting on the issues trying to repeal what we have accomplished over the last decade. Maine is trying to have its laws allowing Same-Sex Marriage repealed, if something like this passes it could set up a precedent for the rest of the States that allow same sex-marriage. On top
of this there are other states trying to repeal civil unions and domestic partnership laws.
So now is not the time to sit back and do nothing, we obviously are not going to be able to rely on Obama to help, his prolonged silence is answer enough for how he feels, so we must take it into our hands.
Write a letter to the president professing your frustration to the president. Donate money to organizations like the HRC. I know times are tough, but if you can
spend 5 dollars on a coffe from star bucks or 60 on a polo from Abercrombie you can spare some. Look for local events supporting gay rights.
I am already drafting my letter to Obama and have been a member of the HRC for sometime now. Now it is your turn, find someway to help, there is always something
If we all do just a little, we each send out a small ripple which together can bring down anything in our way.
Stand up, join the fight
Au Revoir and Adieu
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
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Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
oh and here is the clean version for you who don't appreciate cursing.
Monday, March 30, 2009
It is a coming out story of a young gay boy in high school who comes across a potion recipe (keep in mind this is a muscial) that will turn anyone it touches gay. He uses it on his crush, Timothy, a rugby player at his school. He then goes on to turn the whole town gay. It is an amazing, funny, cute and sad story. Can't wait for the movie! For a better decription go to the imdb page
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Lots will be changing and new regarding my youtube life! I will most likely be getting partnered soon as I approach 2000 subscribers! I cannot believe how blessed I have been to get all these people to follow my videos, and I want t continue to deliver videos at a higher quality. Luckily I was donated Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9, so once I figure out how to use this intricate program, but it looks promising. There is so much I can do with it, but it is far harder to use than my old Windows Movie Maker, which is so basic a 2 year old could figure it out.
As for the content of videos to come;
- I plan to do a few creative videos using the new editing software, but I still have very basic ideas for that.
- I have another drawing video coming up, I just have to narrow down what I am going to draw this time... more naked men anyone?
- For my more usual serious videos I have a few ideas as well. From the website eightmaps, which documents the people throughout California who donated and how much they donated to help pass Prop8, I will encourage those who live in California to look at the map and second guess where they do business, if we want to get things changed, we have to show people we are serious and will not take thing sitting down.
- Another idea I am working with is explaining the difference between Marriage, Domestic Partnership and Civil Unions.
- This was the question I was battling with when I did my "Cure" video, but I also wanted to ask "If you could start your life over would you be straight?" So we'll see if I do this one, it may be to similar.
- Using the word "fagget" and "that's so gay" as discriminatory and degrading terms and how you should encourage your friends to not say them.
- Another video about suicide prevention
- Books to help parents cope with their childs homosexuality.
- The downcline of the church to being an obsolete intitution.
- Debunking the "Sermon on the Mount" and giving the true meaning
- Whenever I get to 2000 I will do a Q&A video, finally to connect some with my viewers =]
This will probably give me ideas for the next 2 or 3 months, so I am happy to have stuff planned out so I do not turn into a ghost channel like many others seem to be.
Monday, March 2, 2009
The artist is 3oh!3, who I enjoy very much as well so check them out as well.
With out further ado, here is the vid;
Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I can't believe the response I got from this video, thanks everyone =]
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I have no real fear of an animal, I enjoy the creepy crawlers, I like all domestic animals, and I respect the wildlife. I don't have any odd fears or irrational things or the paranormal, or things that are harmless, yet some seem to develop a fear of. I have a basically faux-phobia of clowns... but I mean really... they can be creepy...
Over the last year I have finally been developing a fear, my biggest and only real fear. Growing Old. Now I know what you may say, no Scotty, that is a fear of death, but no, that is not the case. I am completely at peace with death, and I have never feared for a moment my the end of my life, even in the close situations when it has nearly been taken. No, death is not a worry. It is become old. Loosing my sight, growing weak, looks beginning to fade, memory becoming hazy, lack of energy. I know there are things you can do to slow these things but eventually they will happen.
And the biggest reason this is my one true fear, is because it is inevitable. You cannot put off getting old. Everyday brings you one step closer. Other fears can be averted and dealt with, but there is no remedy, no cure, no protection from age.
I know I have many youthful years ahead of me, but I know on the horizon comes that inevitable.
I plan to make a complementary video to this soon.
For my first video recomendation I present you with dance by Robmuch, which is a musical/dancing video featuring The Presets- "Talk Like That". This is one of the first videos I saw of Robs and favorited before I became friends with him, so there isn't any bias in my choice ;). The video is really well put together and just fun to watch.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
So these commercials always make me laugh, hysterically. They have just the right amount of humor and ridiculousness to bring the lawls. Flo, she ties it all together and someday we will get married since she is perfection incarnated in a woman's body... is that a bit excessive? oh well.
You can find the rest of their commercials here
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
1/26- The Birthday Video!
2/02- Groundhogs DAY! more winter?! ugh
I was super tired when I made this one, so I had low energy. I do love the showcasing of my new red track jacket which I love... That's all.
People I mentioned-
Caleb Kruzel: http://www.youtube.com/user/notcalebkruzel
I felt like I talked extremely fast at parts in this one haha
People I mentioned-
So thats it, I plan to post more sooooooon =]
Friday, January 16, 2009
I really do think this book and movie could help a lot of people out on so many levels. There is a story in there for everyone dealing with any trouble in the LGBT community.
If you can't read the book, (which is far better I am sure), then watch the movie. It has a great cast, (Sigourney Weaver as Mary Griffith) and the previews look amazing.
It will be coming on at 9PM EST on Saturday January 24th, on Lifetime, check your local listings to make sure.
Let me know what you all think of the movie.