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Earthquake

Anyone else feel the earthquake a minute ago around the Southern area of Ontario (GTA)?

Lasted about 10 seconds. Wasn’t that big, but was big enough to be felt. I’m interested in seeing how far this earthquake reached.

Edit: Earthquake felt all the way in Buffalo, Albany, and Pittsburgh!

Edit#2: Earthquake also felt in Montreal and Ottawa!

Edit#3: Felt near Lake Huron (Bruce County) and North Bay! Wow!

Edit#4: Reports of earthquake felt from Ontario to all the way in Michigan and Ohio!

Edit#5: Reaching all they way down to Vermont and Massachusetts?!

Video Footage of the Earthquake:


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Russian Leaders: Moscow Metro

Russian leaders have threatened that the masterminds behind the Moscow Metro bombings which killed 38 people “will be destroyed.”

The attacks occurred this morning during the rush hour and also injured more than 60 people.

No one has taken responsibility for the attacks but security forces are placing the blame on rebels from the North Caucasus.

US President Barack Obama personally conveyed his condolences to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and offered co-operation with Russia in order to bring those responsible for the attacks to justice.

Foreign ministers from the G8 continued their talks in Canada and condemned the attacks.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin promised to eradicate the terrorists responsible for the attacks adding, “Terrorists will be destroyed.”

These attacks are the deadliest since February 2004 in which 40 people were killed on a metro train headed towards the Paveletskaya station.

Pictures of the attacks and the aftermath:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/8592322.stm

Tiger Woods Implodes, “Im Stroking My Driver” Sex Jokes Ensue

December 5, 2009 Leave a comment

Tiger what happened? You went from a simple car crash to media frenzy and the front page of CNN.com in less then 24 hours, well if you don’t know the story by now let me wrap it up for you with these simple bullet points.

  • Tiger crashes car (minor crash, wasn’t traveling over 30)
  • Praised wife for getting him out of car (smashed windows supposedly to “Save Him”)
  • Car was hardly damaged, the drivers side was fine  (no signs of him not being able to get out)
  • Less then 48 hours later, an affair story leaks out
  • Turns this whole situation into a mess
  • Tiger swiftly gives apology and says affair has gone on for 2 1/2 years

I don’t know who to feel more bad for Tiger for having this affair story come out at a very bad time, or his wife who has been cheated on for two and a half years. Not only has Tiger lost some of that perfect athlete reputation, he has also been ridiculed in the way of several YouTube videos and a few new advertisements. I personally don’t really care about Tiger’s affair I’m just more worried of how his image is somewhat damaged after a car crash and a tabloid publishing a true story for once. Sure I feel bad for Tiger’s wife, but reports have circulated that she’s confronted the person Tiger had an affair with. So Im sure this was already known a little before this incident, so I don’t feel like she’s been in the dark the whole time.

Now let’s just hope this doesn’t turn out to be the Alex Rodriguez  if you remember right that Alex unlike Tiger was actually seen with prostitutes first in Toronto in 2007. Then about a year later they separated, and a mere seven months later and A-Rod who was at the aimed to be the clean home run leader in the Major League Baseball had been caught. He admitted to anabolic steroid use or basically cheating in baseball, now I’m just saying it seems a little similar to Tiger’s story except without the exception of a car crash. You just got to pray that a similar story doesn’t happen to Tiger. I know it may not be the most convincing argument but I got a hunch it could go that way.

Obama Boycotts Fox News

October 26, 2009 1 comment

Sort of a late response to this excellent news but I thought I’d cover it anyway. I’m very happy to see that the president of the US of A has boycotted one of the many poisons that inflicts America everyday. I’m talking about Fox News. From pundits like Glenn Beck to Bill O’rielly, Fox News is a mess of uncharted propaganda meant to send everything to Hell.

I am absolutely appalled over the fact that it took the president to say something against Fox News about its credibility before the media and everyday citizens took upon that fact. It just goes to show how the media cannot function independently.

A specific angle of the media has come back to haunt Obama’s boycott, that is now criticizing his words. These mostly speak about how Fox News can do just about whatever it wants, and that Obama boycotting them is wrong; something that apparently goes “against free speech.” I find this quite ridiculous because, I swear free speech means that you can say just about anything about well, anything.

I agree with Obama’s choice, and I am happy to see that someone at the top is taking action against the despicable people behind Fox News. Perhaps now people will come to realize what sort of BS Fox News is spouting to them everyday, and hopefully people don’t swallow it all up as factual debate.

The sooner Fox News is realized as a decrepit comedy channel like Onion News, the sooner the world might come to peace.

YouTube battling ‘Porn Day’ campaign

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I took the title of this post and the article straight out of CNET. The link is provided here:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10245847-83.html

Other articles for my collection, can be found at the end of this post. Due to rules 1 & 2, I cannot  disclose a lot of information, so the article shall help me explain it. As for the article, here it is. In my opinion, epic success; and the lulz has succeeded.

YouTube was busy deleting porn videos on Wednesday after users of forums at a rival site and an imageboard site declared a “Porn Day” campaign against the popular video service.

The forums at video site eBaum’s World and 4chan organized the mass porn “carpet bombing” on YouTube, according to Ars Technica.

YouTube has been removing the videos as fast as it can, but even videos that are removed are still showing up in search results with explicit images in the thumbnails, the report said.

It could take a couple of days for all the explicit results to be removed from the search results, Google spokesman Scott Rubin told Ars Technica.

In a phone interview with CNET News late on Wednesday, Rubin said that in addition to the porn videos were removed as soon as community members alert YouTube to them, certain channels where the posters were bragging about the campaign and listing the videos were being disabled.

“This group of pranksters thought it would be funny to load a bunch of porn to YouTube,” he said. “This is an unfortunate, and I think poorly directed, prank. I think our systems are doing really well at removing content that violates the guidelines.”

http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/05/23/youtube-swamped-by-porn

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/youtube-rocked-by-hackers-porn-day-1689434.html

And this is my favourite article so far:

http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/05/22/tech-youtube-porn-day-4chan.html

But there’s more, BBC never fails to make me laugh. The video in the article and what the reporter is saying is excellent. She and other news outlets easily believe the people they are talking to. The reporter speaks about “Flonty” and believes, so well, that he really is indeed 21 and from Germany. The Internet Is Serious Business.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8061979.stm

“I am 12, and what is this?”

–  Internet child (who, couldn’t possibly be a 12 year due to such proper grammar and spelling) searching for Jonas Brothers videos.

Freedom of Speech on the Internet

October 25, 2008 Leave a comment

A new age has dawned upon us. Well, I don’t know about you, but the Internet is still fairly new.

It always brings up the question; should freedom of speech on the Internet be controlled and regulated? Or should we be able to say whatever we want?
Well I think that we as individuals should have the right to do whatever we like on the Internet; with limits. What limits? Well it just comes down to moral code. Such as, abstaining from stealing or hateful comments against another person and the like. Ah well, um, that would be nice if it could ever be controlled. It already happens, yes I know.

I mean take a look at 4Chan, everytime I think of that website and websites like it, I just want the Internet to be policed by a Big Brother kind of system. There is so many hateful comments on the Internet that it is disgusting. There is a certain point at where a joke becomes something upsetting, and many people do not seem to realize that. The Internet has become a place where individuals can rant and spread hate freely without any consequence because, face it, a sucker punch isn’t gonna come out of the computer screen and hit you.

But then again the Internet has given many gifts to the world. We the people are able to access a variety of sources for knowledge and personal development and meet many people with a variety of mindsets that eventually shapes us. When one needs to run away from biased media that only throws fabricated lies at them, one recalls to the Internet to get unbiased views. It is a great technology that has been dawned upon us, yet it is so easily abused.

Therefore, I believe that the Internet should be free to all. Yes terrible things happen here, but people should learn to not wholely trust whatever happens in cyber space. People need to not allow their kids to run freely on the Internet. That is why there are parental programs that can be freely downloaded to protect the mindsets of children or even adults who do not wish to see things such as pornographic material. And there’s another point, if anyone decided to regulate porn distribution on the Internet, I think the world would go haywire.

What do you think on this regularly debated topic? Feel free to post in the comments section if you would like, or just reflect upon it personally.