Posts Tagged ‘video’

Worth Watching: War Should be Obsolete

Monday, June 4th, 2012

A nicely put together video for your personal enrichment and thought provocation needs.

A Fight Turned Ugly

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

One person, one voice can make all the difference. If you see wrongdoings, injustice or atrocities, don’t hesitate to speak out. As soon as you do, chances are others will rally behind your cause.

Evolving Towards Peace

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

At this very moment, wars are ravaging our world, just like they have done since the dawn of human civilization. Like a festering wound, so ingrained has armed conflict become that to espouse the hope of healing can be met with ridicule and scorn.

But, despite the prevalent pessimistic prophecies, wars are fast going obsolete. Researchers, like Dr. Steven Pinker, have shown that people alive today enjoy the most peaceful world we’ve ever had. Better yet, an internet enabled social revolution is building bridges and resolving conflicts faster than ever before, strengthening our burgeoning global society. (more…)

Make Cops Wear Cameras

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Imagine if cops had to wear cameras where the video is streamed to a public database. How would they act with an unblinking and unbiased witness forever leaving them open to the people’s scrutiny?

Here’s my prediction: there would be less abuse of power. Police misconduct happens when they know they can get away with it. But under and ever-present eye to watch them, they’ll find it much harder to abuse the authority they’ve been entrusted with. (more…)

Louis C.K. Crushes SOPA’s Right to Exist

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

The bill threatening to literally destroy the global Internet as we know it – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) – has now been rendered devoid of any merit by comedian Louis CK. Not that the bill had any credibility to begin with.

Over the past few days, Louis demonstrated how one can successfully launch a movie in today’s high-speed P2P world.

For only $5, his latest hour-long special could be downloaded in an easily shared digital format. Despite the ease with which one could almost immediately pirate a free version of Mr. CK’s content, he still managed to gross over a half a million dollars within two days.

Now, with tons of media coverage highlighting the sales of his latest creative endeavor, he is sure to see far greater returns.

Louis CK’s strategy confirms what many other artists have already learned – distribute copies of your creations online at significantly reduced prices, and make up the difference in volume. Also, don’t bother with any kind of copy protection – it pisses off your customer base, and circumvention will be inevitable.

Of course, this model only works when you have a quality product that stands up to the scrutiny of the public. If you’re peddling the same old inane tripe, you’re unlikely to recoup your costs without gouging your initial clientele.

Maybe that’s why all the media giants have been pushing so hard for SOPA – unable to edit their own scripts for running a business, they’ve decided it will be easier to simply rewrite the entire Internet.

Joe Rogan on the Occupation

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

It’s that time of the week again when we forgo heady pieces concerned with ending the global drug war or abolishing conditions of apartheid in Israel and instead we watch a few videos.

First up comes some piercing insights à la Joe Rogan et. al in one of the best Occupy compilations yet:

Next we enjoy the musical styling of crooner Frank Sinatra, sharing his classic tune ‘New York, New York’, accompanied by the striking visuals of people being struck by police in Zuccotti park last night.

Finally, a video from yours truly, made more than 5 years ago. (Yikes! What the hell was I smoking?) Well, the medium might lack but the message is pretty solid: if we want to do away with extreme poverty a great place to start is with extreme wealth.

Update on Judge William Adams

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Remember when the video leaked showing Texas Family Law Judge William Adams’ brutal beating of his sixteen year old daughter? Well, I sure hope you do, cuz it just freakin happened less than a day ago!

Since the story broke, Judge Adams has disconnected his cell and office phones. His home has been inundated with unordered pizzas.  The “Don’t Re-elect Judge Adams” Facebook page now has over 5000 members, and authorities are now looking into the case.

William Adams has admitted guilt and issued an apology.

Hillary Adams explained her reasoning for the release to a local news station, saying ““My father’s harassment was getting really bad, so I decided to finally publish the video that I had been sitting on for 7 years.”

Good for you, Hillary. You’re showing the whole world how to destroy injustice.

The Power of Portable Tech

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Smart phones and other handheld devices have already dramatically reshaped the world around us, and the best is yet to come!

With a phone, you can access the fountain of knowledge on the Internet, join up with millions of like-minded individuals, and hold authorities accountable for their actions.

Within a decade or two, most of the world will have access to some kind of smart phone, taking humanity to a whole new level of empowerment.

The future is going to be AWESOME!

VIDEO: Burning Injustice with Sunlight

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Sunlight can kill germs, but it can also kill monsters.


VIDEO: Don’t Worry. It’s Still New!

Friday, May 27th, 2011

No matter what you do or where you go, you are guaranteed to be doing something that you have never, ever done before.


Ever feel like you’re stuck doing the same thing over and over, maybe at work or in class or wherever?

Well, don’t, because no matter what you are doing, regardless of where you’re doing it, irrespective of how many times you’ve done it before, it is still new. At any given instant, you are gaurunteed to be doing something that you’ve never ever done before.

Here’s a few reasons why:

To start, just look at your body. You are constantly exchanging molecules with the environment around you, and the cells that make up your body are always dividing and forming new tissues, so you’re never quite the same person twice.

Now consider your mind, it is ever evolving as you age and grow wiser, and the thoughts you’re having at any point in time are always influenced by the world around you.

And the world around you, just like you, exists in a permanent state of transience. Life and non-life are both forever fluctuating, never arranging themselves the exact same way more than once.

On top of this, the earth is orbitting the sun at 30 kilometers per second, meaning you’ve come about 2300 clicks since you started watching this video, but thats only relative to the solar system.

Compared to the milky way, spaceship earth has just flown a whopping 18000kms in the past minute and a half, taking you to untraversed depths of space.

So that’s why your always doing something new, because for every single moment of your life, you are an entirely original version of yourself, and you are forever occupying a part of the universe where no human has ever been before.

As long as you can remember this, you’ll never be bored, and it might even help you to open mental doors of optimism that make anything possible.