Massive Oklahoma Teachers Strike at State Capitol

There’s a massive teacher strike in Oklahoma over at the state’s capitol. They’re wanting the state legislature to increase teacher’s salaries and provide better funding for the state’s crumbling public school system. I wasn’t able to get a good picture but at one point I saw a protester’s sign that said some of his textbooks were older than his students.

Just to give you an idea as to how big the demonstration was I spent almost an hour driving around ’til finally finding a parking spot. LOL, cars were also parked on the side of neighborhood streets up to several blocks away.

 

Here’s a video recording visiting the area:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLATPptmIFA&w=560&h=315]

Equifax’s Breach: 5 Things To Do About It

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Equifax had a major data breach as many of you are now aware of. If you’re wondering what can be done to prevent this breach from affecting you well here’s the news. If you’re among the 143 million people affected, then I’m afraid you are flat-out screwed! You cannot prevent something that which has already occurred. Hackers have managed to obtain names, addresses and in some cases even driver’s license and credit card numbers.

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Taking The White Pill?

There’s been lots of talk about taking the red pill vs taking blue pill as of late. According to this self-checkout booth I’m taking the white pill… sorta LOL. Seeing how the barcode was giving out the wrong label, I couldn’t resist recording this. Enjoy

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjoW8O2QSvI&w=560&h=315]

Site Owners – Support Net Neutrality (here’s how)

On July 12th, 2017 there will be a massive show of support for Net Neutrality.

 

Sites from across the web will display a prominent alert on their homepage that shows the world what the web will look like without net neutrality. There are “spinning wheel of death”, “blocked”, and “upgrade” alert modals; plan to use the one that best fits your site to encourage users to send a letter to the FCC and Congress in support of net neutrality.

To use these, you need to embed a bit of javascript in the header of your site. Click here to try them out, and then be sure to grab the code on GitHub.

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Weighing in on Boogie2988 and Anita Sarkeesian

So this concerns a very well known user called Boogie2988 who was on a Q&A panel at VidCon 2017. One of the other panelist included feminist Anita Sarkeesian and according to his own video (embedded below) being teamed up with her made him very nervous. He was afraid of the possibility of accidentally saying something that might offend her.  In fact, so much so he spent weeks in advance going over his statements, analyzing and asking close friends if anything in the slightest came across as offensive.

 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qEwRZ0PziA?showinfo=0&w=560&h=315]

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Donating Free Rice

No joke the website is called freerice.com and all you do is play a word puzzle on their front page. For every answer you get right, 10 grains of rice is donated. They are working with the World Food Program to help end hunger in various regions across the globe. It is free to use and all it cost is some of your free time 🙂

 

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screenshot of FreeRice.com

 

#NoDAPL Protest in downtown OKC – Dec. 1st 2016

1st protest I’ve recorded and luckily I was working near the area so I was easily able to visit and get some footage of it. Sorry in advance for the audio quality, you may need to set volume to max to hear it.

 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfUl6pbkpls&w=560&h=315]

Not My President? You Made This Bed, Deal With It

I’ve followed the 2016 Presidential election since almost the beginning and this is my brutally honest opinion on the anti-Trump protesters (sometimes rioters). I’m not sure how staging mass protest AFTER an election is going to accomplish anything. It seems that such demonstrations would’ve been much productive beforehand but okay…

 

I’ve been seeing these statements as of late from social justice warriors who are painting an overly simplistic picture. Saying this Trump victory is ultimately thanks to the alt-right’s bigotry and nothing else. Umm no there’s plenty of blame to pass around, such as the mass voter suppression by the DNC. Plus, there were many Hillary supporters who absolutely refused to listen to reason when pointing this all out. We warned that the wrong candidate was being backed and there might be a backlash later on. Many seemed obsessed in wanting a woman elected as president, regardless of the individual’s track record.

 

Unfortunately, it looks like our fears were correct thanks to this unusual poll that saw the warning signs in advance. Up to 40% registered Democrats decided to go for Trump and many of which were women! So it wasn’t just bigoted right-wing voters, the left managed to do a good job at alienating themselves from many ordinary hardworking Democrats.

 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdeBTa48CzY&w=560&h=315]

3rd Party Voters Are Not To Blame For Trump Getting Elected

 

Even if Jill Stein or Gary Johnson came close to “spoiling” the election for Trump or Hillary it’s ludicrous to blame someone for voting who they think is the most qualified. Frankly, it’s victim blaming to scold disenfranchised voters for refusing to back candidates who are part of the problem.

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3rd Party Candidates Did Well This Year

Lately on social media I’ve read a lot of people express big disappointment with the 2 party system. I had a feeling voter turnout for 3rd parties would be higher in this election cycle as compared to others in recent years. So far both Gary Johnson and Jill Stein of the Green party have grabbed roughly about 5% of the vote. Additionally, that number could rise higher since a few states are still counting ballots. While that percentage is not near enough to obtain electoral votes, the norm for 3rd party candidates is usually less than 1%.

 

I’ve have an interesting article copied down below that echoes and elaborates on some of the things I wrote about in my last blog.

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