Tuesday, December 25, 2012

We do NOT have a gun problem

While it is true that people have used guns to kill thousands of people every year, one thing that is not talked about often enough is how many lives are SAVED because of guns. This is the video description for a new video I am putting together. Due to the character limit on YouTube video descriptions I have created this blog.  Every claim that I make is independently verified and I encourage you to do the research for yourself.  Every time there is a shooting the gun control crowd presses for more laws in which they attempt to disarm law abiding citizens for the actions of others.

Let me also state why comments are always disabled in my blogs.  This was done at the suggestion of AdSense.  As a publisher I am responsible for the content I post and allow to be posted on my blog.  Those who wish to discuss can either go to my YouTube video, or they can simply write their own blog.  As long as AdSense holds me responsible for the comments posted, I simply will disable comments.

Recently we had yet another school shooting.  The shooting took place despite the school being a gun free zone.  It was against the law to bring a gun to school.  This is punishable both by fine and jail time.  In addition to these punishments the offender is prohibited from legally owning a gun in the future.  This law had to be re-written because it failed to pass a constitutional test.  In Washington v Lopez someone brought a gun to school and was arrested.  It was found that the 1990 law violated the Commerce Clause of the Constitution.  Since the court threw it out, the law was changed slightly and has been upheld in the courts.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cenk Uygur Lied on 2nd Amendment

I am a fan of Cenk Uygur and I do agree with many of his positions, such as his views on healthcare and such. However not only do I disagree with his opinions on gun control, I disagree with his facts. Facts are something you normally can not disagree with as a fact is a fact is a fact. So the facts can truly say only one thing. Either the facts show that the founding fathers and the supreme court supported the right to own guns or they didn't. Fortunately it doesn't take long to dig up the truth.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Piers Morgan Pwned

Piers Morgan when he is not crushing dreams of contestant hopefuls is now hosting his own Cable TV show and recently he interviewed Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America.

Larry Pratt went on to point out that the UK is not all rosy as Piers Morgan leads us to believe and reminded him that in areas where guns are welcome, the violent crime rate is far lower than that of the UK.

However, Larry Pratt comes at a disadvantage when the host of the show interrups him any time he attempts to make a valid point.  As such he was not able to give sources to his claims so I have done so for my readers.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

MrRepzion says I should mind my own business

MrRepzion is a subscriber of mine, although I think after my video towards him he may chose to unsubscribe. Anyway for those who haven't seen it here is my video.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Death Threats and Toilets

A few days ago I messaged WillRocks1997 (formerly WillEzzelltv) about the death threats he sent to Corky a few weeks ago. To date I have not found any response from him.

Examples of the things he said over twitter include things like these show here.

While his intentions may be noble, he did cross the line. Threatening other users is not something I can stand behind, especially when it is done in my name. WillRocks1997 needs to apologize for this infraction.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Papa John's and Obamacare

Today is the Support Papa John's Pizza Day. The owner of Papa John's Pizza, John Schnatter, has been an outspoken critic of Obamacare because of the impact it would have on his business. The chief of his complaint is that to comply with the law to provide health insurance for his current full time employees (over 30 hours) would cost him $5 to $8 million. Or in practical terms it would force him to raise costs by 11-14 cents per pizza. His solution is to cut back hours on corporate owned stores. Some of them are owned by franchises who of course will make up their own minds. Cenk Uygar takes him to task however, I think toward the end his rant about the wealth that John Schnatter has was way out of line. So I wish to respond to that.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

TheSkepticalHeretic needs more cowbell

Today I will be responding to and debunking some of the statements made by Skeptical Heritic. He was one of the people who chose to criticize me for my video encouraging people not to vote third party. That particular video also linked to my blog where I made my case for why I thought Romney was the best choice for President. The link to that blog is HERE.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Why Dennis Hof is wrong

For this article I am quoting from TMZ, not my favorite article but they were the ones who broke this story. As someone who advocates for the legalization of prostitution I do keep up with the industry news. When I read this I had to write a blog on this.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Correcting the misinformation from Shredder

Apparently Shredder made a blog post back in August and I missed it. Most likely it is because I blocked him a last summer along with a few others of the anit-brett brigade who became enraged when I dared have a civil discussion with Brett Keane.

Anyway here is the link to his blog.


Misquoting is a Cardinal Virtue.

In addition to the above video he posted this as his video description.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Why I am voting Against Obama

Let me make this first part clear. I am not voting for Mitt Romney, rather I am voting against Obama for President. This leaves me with two choices. Either selecting Mitt Romney as the lesser of two evils or waste my vote by going 3rd party. I am currently registered to vote in Arizona which is expected to give it's electoral votes to Romney with 50 to 53 percent of the popular vote. Obama is only expected to get 40 to 44 percent.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

No, I will not be doing that.

Taking down the Corky videos is something that I have done 5 times. In each of those 5 times the response has been the same. Corky wishes to continue to trash my name for reasons I simply do not understand. However, trying to reason with Corky is not something I can do. Rather, I am at a loss as to why anyone still believes his frequent lies.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

End to the videos?

Well the title is no joke, I think it is time I stop posting videos. I have met many wonderful friends via YouTube and many of them I have met in real life. My videos have gotten me on national television and even noticed on Ripley's Believe it or Not blog.

Over the past several months I have been realizing that YouTubers having vlog wars has been happening more and more among those I respect. Recently they have been acting like children.

In addition about a year ago I started losing friends. It is not something I handle very well and right now it appears that the only way to prevent the loss of any more friends is to simply stop posting videos.

Now does this mean that I will never post videos again. Probably not. However, I may decide to create a new channel and just do my videos from behind a mask and start all over. My videos and my actions have hurt too many of my friends and I don't want to lose any more friendships. Friendships mean more to me than anything else.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ron Jeremy/Asia Carrera for President

I would like to suggest why I think Ron Jeremy would be a good candidate for President and why Asia Carrera should be his Vice President. Think about it. With Obama and Romney we are going to get screwed so why not get screwed by professionals.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Feeling Used

Yesterday was not a good day for me. Yesterday I had a really bad case of diarrhea and I could not eat or drink anything. As the day went on I began to feel very dehydrated. Eventually my diarrhea came out as clear water. I took some medicine but it did not work. Whatever was inside me, my body wanted out.

Of course during this time I got the usual requests for help in my inbox and on skype. Even as I told people I was not feeling well, they continued to message me. Apparently I am not allowed a sick day. I am expected to help people no matter how bad I feel.

Ironically the only person who did contact me who just wanted to see how I was doing was the "evil" Brett Keane. He didn't need anything. He just wanted to say hello. When he found out I was sick he stayed on skype with me for a few hours trying to cheer me up.

Anyway, I think I am going to take a break from the internet for a while. It might be a week, it might be two weeks or even longer. I just can't be everyone's resource all the time. I need some me time.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

How to Monetize Videos on YouTube

The 2012 edition for enabling videos for revenue sharing since the changes YouTube made on April 12 2012. Be sure to read all the video description. Follow me on twitter for more updates.
For more YouTube Tips and Tutorials check out http://www.youtube.com/show/youtubetipsandtutorials

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

An open letter to TGN and other Networks

Ever since the launch of the Partner Program in 2007 there was the lust for greed when it comes to the type of videos you could make. In 2008 when this program was expanded and again in 2011 when the ability to monetize videos was given out to everyone, the problem got worse and worse.

A year ago, there was a tragic shooting in Tuscon, AZ about 2 hours away from where I lived. Like so many tragedies before it, there were countless YouTubers who were making money by rushing to the camera as quickly as possible to be the first to report it. Below is my video and I do hope all of you watch it.

This is where the Networks come in. See, with the trend now, almost all of the view whores who cash in on people's deaths and tragedy are in networks. To my knowledge none are in TGN, but it is possible. It is not just the YouTuber who makes a profit from this blood money, and it is not just YouTube either. The Networks take a cut each time someone dies and these people seek to make money from it.

Below is a few examples of the type of videos I am talking about. Some are with Maker Studios and others are with Machinima.

Now the supporters of these large and successful channels will say that the media also makes money from death and tragedy. Well to them I say I also cry foul on tabloid journalism. I am actually friends with Hemijeep19 and iShatonU, the difference is they openly admit to being view whores. iShatonU even apologized after he was called out for his video profiting from the death at the winter olympics. Other people try to defend their actions claiming that this is how they feed their family and that we are just jealous because we can't beat them in Call of Duty. I swear someone made that claim.

So what is the solution? Well flagging the video doesn't quite work, as these videos in themselves don't violate the TOS. Rather I think the solution is for these Networks to adopt a policy that they will not allow themselves to profit from blood money. For this purpose I call upon my own Network TGN to step up and be the first to institute this policy.

I call upon TGN to issue a public statement that they will not allow their users to exploit death and tragedy for profit. Any user who is caught doing so will have the video demonetized and repeat offenders will be removed from the network.

If you agree with this policy, I would encourage you to forward it on to the network you are a part of. Encourage them to step up and do the right thing and work to put an end to making a living from blood money.

How I paid my own child support

I recently got a call from an old friend. He was thinking of moving out here to Arizona. I did my best to talk him out of it as it would mean he would not have a chance to see his children as much. He is divorced. My friend then told me that he hasn't seen his children in a year and it was no big deal.

As a child of divorced parents I can tell you that it is a very big deal. I can not comprehend the mind of someone who is willing to move away from their children or to take their children and move away from the other parent. Divorce sometimes happens, but unless we are dealing with abuse, a child needs access to both parents and to do that they should live in the same town.

This reminded me of one of the more tragic events in my teen years. As part of the divorce, I for a short time actually paid my own child support. Looking back on this time I am amazed at how the courts could allow such a deal to go down. I am amazed at how cheap my father could be, and I am amazed at how mother allowed it.

Trust me when I say, my mother is far from a saint and certainly far from blame in this divorce. Both of my parents used me as a pawn in their petty game of chess, however in the case of child support my mother clearly was the victim here.

My parents started their own business and it eventually began to be successful. At the peak of the business, they had 10 employees and millions of dollars in assets including several company cars. It was in 1990 that my parent's purchased a new company car for my mother to use. Two years later they divorced.

My father had somehow convinced the courts to allow him to continue making car payments in lieu of child support. For some reason, my mother went along with this. She gave up her right to child support in return for a car that she already owned because she was half owner of the corporation. Well technically each of my parents owned 40 percent of the corporation with 20 percent belonging to someone else.

My dad already had a woman lined up to marry as soon as the divorce was finalized. She burned through all the money my parents had spent my lifetime building up in less than 2 years. I was already working in the family business part time and as soon as I finished high school I switched to full time. Paychecks began to be late.

Eventually the payments on my mother's car began to be behind. Her car was going to be repossessed. So I contacted the finance company and arranged to take over payments. For 6 months I was actually paying my own child support.

My dad's new wife did not like the fact that I was working for the company. She demanded that I be fired and my father agreed. Even though I was willing to miss paychecks for the benefit of the business, I was let go. As a result I found it hard to keep up with the car payments. So again they were going to repossess my mother's car. We hid the car for about a year until I finally talked my dad into doing the right thing and pay his child support.

No child should ever have to pay their own child support. Furthermore, shame on any parent who decides that having access to their children is no big deal. Eventually my father called me to inform me that he could no longer see me because his new wife did not want me around. That was the last I spoke to him. I found out that he died about 3 years ago. From what I was told, his new wife was upset that I did not attend the funeral.

Both of my parents are now dead, the pain that they both caused me in their petty little feud is something that I can never forgive. We don't have a choice in the parents we get, however if anyone reads this who has kids, I ask you not to make the same mistakes. Just because your kids appear to be fine, does not always mean that they are fine.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Where TheFatAussieBarstard went wrong

For those who don't know who TheFatAussieBarstard is he is one of the most popular Australian Vloggers and plays the character of a bogan (The Aussie equivalent of a hillbilly) In real life he does some kind of computer repair work if I remember right.

This is basically what happened.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Drunk Driver Pwned

Back when I was cab driver, I picked up a lot of drunk people from the DUI checkpoint. I usually avoided the bar areas but for some reason I did get a sadistic pleasure out of picking people up from the DUI checkpoints.

Here is how it would work. In the Phoenix area at the DUI checkpoints they have everything, mobile labs do do blood work and everything else. By the time these peopel are released they have been run through the coals. Their lives are now totally screwed up for the next several years.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The day I uploaded naughty videos to YouTube

So last week I was clearing files out of my hard drive and moving those that I wanted to save to my external hard drive. I came across a video in a Mpeg format titled 171813. Now my computer is not capable of playing Mpegs so the only way to find out what this video is was for me to upload it somewhere.

Like an idiot I uploaded the video to YouTube never expecting it to be adult content. I have DVDs that I have purchased and of course some sites bookmarked. For my favorite content I have a folder in my external hard drive.

Irregardless I uploaded the video to private and sat and did other things while the video was loading. When I went back to check the status I discovered that not only was the video finished but it also was published LIVE to my subscribers!!!!

I could tell right by the thumbnail that it was adult content I quickly went to my video manager and hit the delete button. The video had only 4 views and only one comment on it. Thankfully it was uploaded in the middle of the night and the majority of my viewers reside in the continental US.

The next few days I sat by may computer and waited. Hoping that nobody hit that flag button. Well a week has gone by and it looks like I dodged that bullet. Boy was I stupid. Had I been flagged I would have lost my account for sure. YouTube doesn't play around when it comes to adult videos.

I just thought I would share this silly moment of my life with you guys. Thanks for reading.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bismark violated copyright.

Well the talk of the tubes today is a leaked skype conversation between Brett Keane and Jdubs. Not sure who recorded it or who leaked it nor do I care. What I do care about is clearing up an accusation made against me that I somehow flagged a user called Bismark.

Let me make this clear. I did no such thing. What did happen is that Bismark uploaded a video made by Brett Keane featuring his children. Brett asked me if I thought a DMCA was warranted. I saw the video and in my opinion it was. The audio was changed on the video, however the visual was 100 percent Brett's content. One of the tests of fair use is the amount and substantianability of the content in relation to the whole. In this case it was 100 percent.

Now Brett Keane is famous for abusing the DMCA to censor critics but recently he has been asking for my opinion. In most cases I tell him it is fair use and while the content is offensive there is nothing he can do about it. In this case however, Bismark clearly violated copyright and a DMCA was issued against him. This resulted in his channel being shut down.

While that is unfortunate, I don't have that much sympathy for someone who sinks so low as to involve a man's kids in a petty Youtube feud. When Brett Keane did it I raked him over the coals for it, when ItsTheSuperlfy did it with Jezuzfreek777 I did the same thing to him.

As far as Brett claiming that I went and flagged a bunch of videos for him, I think he is froot loops. If I were to flag videos, wouldn't I flag ones made about me?

It appears the saga never ends.

Update: Someone made new video on this subject and the only thing I can say is either this user is lying, or that he is ignorant of the facts. I of course, always have proof and facts on my side.

First off, I take issue with the term "authorize Brett Keane" to do anything. He contacted me, and asked my advice and I gave it to him. Brett Keane is his own person and is responsible for what he does.

Second this user is either lying or is ignorant of what the video Bismark actually put up. The video that Bismarket put up, that I reviewed and advised Brett to file a copyright claim on DID feature his kids. In fact the video is still in my YouTube history. Here is a screen shot.

Now what was in this video? Exactly what I said it was. The visual was 100% Brett's content. The audio was changed and in my opinion it was copyright infringement. In fact if you don't believe me you can see Bismarket and I discuss the video in question down below.

So if Bismarket agreed to take down the video, how did he get a DMCA for it? Simple, he got mad and decided to put it back up.

You can see the URL of the DMCAed video here

Now did Brett file DMCAs on other videos? Who knows. All I know is Bismarket violated copyright in this case and this is the video I advised Brett to take down. Bismarket originally agreed to take it down but he later decided to put it back up and it got a copyright strike. So I think this 10Phoenix01 needs to get his facts straight or perhaps actually talk to this Bismarket fellow because certainly Bismarket would know which videos were taken down.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Recently a lot of YouTube Partners have been complaining about a drop in views and a drop in subscribers. To hear YouTube's explanation of the subscriber drop click here. http://youtubecreator.blogspot.com/2012/05/update-on-subscriber-counts.html Now I support this decision by YouTube, however I have been hearing about some active accounts being unsubscribed. A video about that will be out later this week.

Some people are even posting that this will somehow cause them to stop making videos. Sorry, but I have to call bullwinkle on that. If you won't post videos unless you are popular then perhaps you need to step aside for those of us who realize that life isn't fair and sometimes it takes hard work to get ahead. However I don't intend to claim that everything is perfect and the purpose of this blog is to highlight what I think is not working and what steps YouTube should make to make things better for those of us who post videos.

Friday, May 11, 2012

AsheIsTheRaven doesn't want me talking to people he doesn't like

11 days ago a user known as AsheIsTheRaven began following me on twitter and has been hounding me ever since. Here is the screen shot of his following me date.

He began following me after I uploaded a video of a peaceful skype conversation with Brett Keane, a person who previously had claimed he was doing everything he could to get me kicked off of YouTube and have my AdSense disabled. Here is where I see a sense of Hypocrisy on AsheIsTheRaven's part. One simple glance at his channel, and you will see that he has no problem posting videos about Brett Keane. However his grief is that I had a peaceful skype conversation.

Now in case you are claiming that this was in the past and that AsheIsTheRaven is no longer posting videos about Brett Keane, then why was this video posted 38 minutes ago

Furthermore when you search the words Brett Keane on his channel, 7 videos pop up. Some of these may be due to having Brett Keane in the tags though but it is clear that AsheIsTheRaven has no problem discussing Brett Keane.

So why is AsheIsTheRaven, now known as FatalError404TV promoting Brett Keane and giving him recognition. Why is it that FatalError404TV can make about Brett Keane but I can not have a skype conversation. Furthermore, where was FatalError404TV last month when I was making several videos towards Brett Keane asking him questions. Why did he only get upset when I had a civil discussion with Brett Keane that he all of a sudden go on a tizzyfit.

I later had a discussion with him on BlogTV about this and sadly he was not able to make a valid point other than claim that it was NOT about the skype conversation but yet he was not able to explain why he only got upset when the skype conversation was posted.

Then out of the blue AsheIsTheRaven started tweeting at me again and I eventually logged on to skype attempting to figure out what I had done this time to upset him. Here is our exchange

[11:18:18 PM] Happy Cabbie: I am online if you want to call me
[11:21:04 PM] AsheIsTheRaven: I do not want totalk anymore. Not to you especially. There is no point. You and brett seem to be getting on just dandy, I nearly lost my kid becasue of those two, had you left it alone and IGNORED HIM, a lotof this might hve been avided, inseatd you validated him now leave me alone. Rith is pissed for the right reason, napalm, everyone else. No more games cabbie, real people here, real fucking people and you just cared about bad videos about you. good bye

Where here is my question to you then AsheIsTheRaven, where where you when Brett Keane was threatening my AdSense. Where where you when Brett Keane was threatening to try and flag me down. I will tell you where you were, nowhere. Why should you be. The issue was between Brett Keane and myself and did not concern you. I am not subscribed to you or Brett Keane so obviously I would not be aware of anything going on between you. Brett Keane should not have tried to take your children away from you, I agree, however I don't know the facts on that case. Obviously I wouldn't get involved.

Now when Brett Keane did accuse someone else of child abuse see the blog post here I did know the facts and I called him out on it. As far as me ignoring him I have done nothing more than you or anyone else had been doing at that time. Brett Keane was NOT being ignored as you previously claim on twitter. If you don't believe me all you have to do is ask Napalm and he will tell you that he was making videos almost every day about Brett right up until he closed his channel. Furthermore you posted a video 38 minutes ago.

So if you want to have a peaceful discussion I am more than welcome to speak to you but your childish and selfish behavior is that of a 10 year old who just can't get his way. Rather than conduct yourself as an adult you seem to be content to shout and throw tantrums like a child.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Helping Brett Keane with his image?

Almost everyday I search YouTube for my name to see if any new videos are made. Lo and behold Brett Keane made one to me, basically a follow up from our BlogTV discussion. I can honestly say that Brett Keane is a mystery to me. It is either he completely does not understand why so many people don't like him, or that he chooses to ignore those reasons. Irregardless here is his video and my response

Monday, May 7, 2012

Google+ Hangouts On Air: broadcast your conversation to the world

Today Google announced on their blog http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/google-hangouts-on-air-broadcast-your.html that users with Google Plus accounts can now begin Livestreaming and even have this stream on their YouTube channel.

This is some good news for those who do not yet have LIVE streaming on their YouTube channel. Previously Google Hangouts were limited to about 10 users but now you can pretty much do a whole show.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Corky Asks a Copyright Question

Well today Corky posted a video addressing the points I made in this blog post. http://happycabbie.blogspot.com/2012/05/alex-jones-and-copyright.html

The original video had embedding turned off. So I had to replace it. If he were to enable embedding I would be more than happy to post his video here. With his videos earning money he is only shooting himself in the foot by disabling embeds. You will find no ads on my copy here.

Well let me answer the questions that Corky asked. Based upon the questions that Corky asked, it is clear to me that he did not read the blog nor did he watch the two videos embedded on there. Irregardless, I have no problem answering questions that I already answered.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Alex Jones and Copyright

My good friend MyRealityBytes alerted me to this video. While I normally take issue with the wild accusations Alex Jones is famous for, much of what he says in this video is accurate. The one thing that is NOT accurate is his claim that he is in danger of losing his account. This is because there is a difference between Copyright and Content ID which I will explain below.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

I actually Answered Brett Keane's Question last year

Brett Keane posted a video today responding to my question. Essentially my question was how he could justify his presence on a website whose sole purpose is doc dropping, trolling, and harassing other users. So far he has avoided this question. Instead Brett Keane asked me a question that essentially I answered a year ago.

Well here is my answer

Friday, April 27, 2012

Clarifications for Corky

Well Corky posted a video today as a response to the Brett Keane/HappyCabbie debate going on right now on the FacepalmResponse channel.

So lets clear up some of the things he said in error.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Taking down the Corky Videos Again

Well today I decided to give Corky another chance. For those who do not know he recently lost his latest account for threatening another user.

Specifically leaving a comment on a video saying "lots of news stories about victims of bullies putting and end to the bullying once and for all with lethal consequences for the bullies. Take note"

You can see a screen shot of this comment yourself by going to this video

Friday, April 13, 2012

YouTube Adsense Questions Answered

Two months ago I posted the video embedded below.  I had a rare chance to ask some questions to AdSense support team.  I decided to allow my viewers to submit their own questions

Now obviously not all questions could be answered.  Essentially what I told the people I was talking to that any answer I got would be made public, so only answer what could be made public.  Below is their answers.  I would like to remind everyone that this blog post is NOT a replacement for the
Terms of Service for AdSense or the Terms of Service for YouTube for 

Therefore, even though these answers came from AdSense staff your best bet is to refer to the Terms of Service.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

HappyCabbie responds to Brett Keane

Today I posted a new video on my channel FacepalmResponse

Saturday, April 7, 2012

"Good Catholic Girl" doesn't want to pay for birth control

Meet Trisha Paytas aka GrindhouseBarbie as it says on her YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/blndsundoll4mj
She is a former stripper and currently a model for several fetish magazines.
Fetish Fantasy Lingerie Lingerie July 2011 (ongoing)
Popsi Lingerie Lingerie Sept 2010 (ongoing)
Romance Novel Covers Stock April 2010
Hips and Curves Lingerie Sept 2009 (ongoing)
This according to her resume at ModelMayhem I originally found this video because good friend Christine Peace made a video response to it.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Video Bumping on YouTube

To those who are getting your subscription boxes flooded, let me explain. If you recall for My April Fools Prank I made it look like my channel was hacked. To do this I had to private all of my videos. Now I am making them public again. Sadly this is resulting in old videos even some 4 years old being published as New Videos. If you can deal with it for about 12 more hours I will be done.

I have reported this issue to YouTube as obviously this is a way to cheat the system if more people started doing this. As you know the subscription box only holds 14 videos so if a Partner wanted to get more views all he had to do is private and unprivate a video and it would go right to the top, bumping off other people who are not cheating.

YouTube has since responded to me and they are working on a fix to solve this issue. In the meantime all I can do is ask for your continued patience. I should be done in about 12 hours. You guys rock. About 8 months ago the video gaming community broke the story on video bumping and YouTube quickly patched it. However with the recent redesign of the YouTube homepage, it looks like this exploit is back. It will take about a week or so for YouTube to fix it. They usually push out fixes on Wednesday which has already past so we will have to wait for next week. This is why this glitch needs to be fixed. YouTube sadly is now all about money. Money comes from views so naturally greed will cause people to exploit whatever tricks they can do in order to get more views for themselves. Having your videos constantly at the top of your Subscriber's homepage is one way to increase views. This is so much more true now that the YouTube hope page features subscriptions front and center and not the most viewed videos of the day as before. Most people are not going to look for page 2 or three of their subscriptions. Page one at the top is where you want to be. So in order to level the playing field, YouTube needs to ensure that video bumping is stopped once again.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Should I offer Corky a home?

I am unable to embed the video as he has that feature turned off so instead I can only link his video here Be sure to right click and open in a new tab.

Essentially Corky is going to be homeless again. His new motorhome is not going to be able to pass California emission standards and thus his temporary tags will expire. He has no place to store the vehicle and my previous suggestions on places to park it apparently were not useful.

Now in his video he stated that he does not want to do hard work. He has said this many times. He wants to be an actor or public speaker. While I can certainly understand those goals, I do not understand his unwillingness to take any job that comes to him. He even once gave me a lecture, while he was unemployed, that any job under 10 dollars an hour was beneath him. He was fully aware that I was supporting both of us on 9 dollars an hour.

However, for whatever reason, it is clear that Corky is not going to be able to afford the standard of living he desires for quite some time. As it stands right now he is on the streets with no place to go. There will always be debates on whether his current status is by choice or not. I am not disputing that. All I am saying is this: Is it right for me to refuse him a place to live when I can afford to provide for him?

Back in 2009 he had to move out when I got sick and was no longer able to afford to keep him. I am in a different position now. I can afford to provide for him. I am well aware that if he moves in, he most likely will never move out. I am also well aware that he will not contribute towards the rent. However, I can afford to provide for him again.

Now some of you may remember the two threats of bodily harm he has made to me. Well as you know the first threat came early in 2010 when I was still recovering from being sick. I was weak. I am much stronger now and I do not consider him to be a physical threat. If he were to attempt an attack I am sure I could overpower him with ease.

In June, I intend to move into a new place. When I do I will have room for a couch and a small desk he can use. The only question I have towards you readers is this, is it morally ethical for me to refuse to provide him with a home when I have the means to do so?

What do you guys think I should do. Message me on twitter or YouTube

Friday, March 23, 2012

Why are some YouTube Partners losing money?

TheWillofDC posted a great video two days ago and I would like to respond to it. Now if anyone wants to look at the original version of these 3.0 channel designs when they were in beta you can see them here

So it has improved since then but I do hope one day YouTube gives us more colors and not just this grey. However this is not the first time YouTube has redesigned the channels and it won't be the last.

Now what is causing a lot of drop in views is two fold. First there is the redesign of the home page that YouTube had last month. While the previous layout did promote those who were already popular, the new layout promotes subscriptions up front. In addition to the subscriptions YouTube also is heavily promoting suggested videos based on previous viewing history. This is a great way to find new content.

The new subscription center does have a bug. It has resulted in what is known as video bumping. The home page only holds about 14 videos. So if you subscribe to a few hundred channels like I do it can be kind of tricky to see all the content. Channels that have their sharing features enabled to share any time they comment on a video results in their video being bumped to the top of the list any time they reply to a comment in their video. This bumps others who do not enable comment sharing to be bumped down the list.

Many of the top YouTube Partners got a lot of their views from the home page as YouTube would feature the top 4 videos in every cateogory. People such as CharlesTrippy and iJustine are well known for posting in the wrong category in order to get one of these coveted 4 spots.

Now in order to get to the categories you have to do a few mouse clicks. Not everyone does that. As such those who previously benefited from being in the top 4 for their category are seeing a drop.

The other factor that changed revenue for a lot of people is the new way YouTube promotes related videos. http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&hlrm=en&answer=2500737

While this change was primarily aimed at combating the Reply Channels it also hampers the ability to be a viewwhore. I have talked to a lot of people who have seen their earnings drop from several hundred a day down to just 20-40 dollars a day. One of my good friends Grahamandfriends sadly went the viewwhore route to earn that big money. He was previously earning 3 times what I was on YouTube but now he is hurting. Claims to have taken a 80% drop in revenue.

Now this is not to say that I haven't occasionally viewwhored myself. However my channel is not based on viewwhoring. A look through my channel will show I think maybe 3 or 4 videos that could be viewwhoring. A bulk of my videos are watched most of the way through and usually have a high number of user engagement.

Another thing I do is I constantly link my videos together in playlists or shows or via annotation. The idea is when someone watches one of my videos, I want them to watch another one next. Here is where my views come from.

I had to edit out a few days when I was hit with that votebot that gave me 800,000 bogus views. However, as you can see my views for the most part have remained constant between 12,000 and 15,000 views per day. Most of my views come from search. A lot of my tutorials are my higher viewed videos. Another large percentage comes from being in Related Videos and you will see that the new algorithm did not change my view counts.

So while I may not have made a much money as the viewwhores did back in the day, I am the one who is not fretting about losing views and money right now. It also appears that YouTube is leveling the playing field even more by not promoting people who were already popular. New talent is being discovered and that is good news for us smaller channels who put out decent content.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Why did Machinima defend MeganLeeHeart till the bitter end?

Over the weekend I had information leaked to me that MeganLeeHeart has signed up with the same network that I am joining. Today I was able to confirm this is true. My new network is well aware of the videos I have made about her and her boyfriend LifeinATent and his twin brother KMartinTV. They are also aware of the full length documentary I intend to publish later this month. A project that I have been working on for months and now I am starting to put it together.

The video's intention is to draw attention that these three work together in tandem and to work with one is to work with all three. It also seeks to make others aware of the threats and harassment she and the twins have sent out to anyone who dared to enter into the "video response business"

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Something really bad happened yesterday

Yesterday on twitter twitter.com/happycabbie I announced that something bad has happened. I have been thinking it over and trying to decide if I should share it or not.

I have decided that I am not. Several months ago I did announce that I was no longer going to be discussing my personal life and I have not done so. However I think the main reason I don't want to share this is because I don't want to be all negative in my videos.

I try to be as positive as I can be, and that is not always easy. Now while this news is bad news, it is not the end of the world. Life goes on and so will I. In the mean time I will just remain positive and do what I can to make others happy.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Leaked Skype Conversation from LifeInATent about View Bots

I had this skype conversation leaked to me on Saturday but I was asked to hold off on releasing it until Monday. While I do consider the source to be reliable, I can no guarantee that the information her is accurate. I have also made a few edits to remove sensitive information to respect people's privacy.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

My conversation with a View Botter

Today I had a conversation with a view botter who claimed to own the view bot service View Tornado. Sadly my attempt to fish information from him did not go as well as I had hoped. Still here is what we discussed. I had hoped to get him to offer me up the codes for the view bot that attacked my video so I could forward it on to YouTube. I actually could have done that as I have been communicating with Partner Support about this issue. I did of course exagerate my claims about being able to contact YouTube staff whenever I wanted. While it is true that I do have a little more contact than most people, I certainly do not have the power to simply pick up the batphone and call then whenever I need to.

Still it appears that his motivation was not as pure as he had claimed. ViewTornado is simply a view bot service hoping to knock out it's competition. Enjoy our conversation.

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Machinima Process: How to join Machinima on YouTube

When Machinima recruits you they send you a form letter that you are to send to Partner Support and to their contact in YouTube staff in order to be released from the Parnter or Account Monetization Program and to disassociate your account from Adsense

This is the message I was instructed to send out.

This is the message back that I get from their contact at YouTube

Partner Support was the next one to contact me but they inform me that the message did not reach them because I was no longer a Partner

My recruiter with Machinima then sends me this message

Finally I am sent this message from YouTube letting me link into Machinima's Adsense

Now on March 30th when my contract with Machinima is terminated I will lose all the perks of being a Partner such as banners and custom thumbnails. The thumbnails I currently have will remain but I wont' be able to create new ones until I rejoin the Partner Program or join another network.

Setting up account monetization should be easy as the system is automated but that means that I have to submit each and every video once again for revenue sharing. Likewise joining another network would mean that I would have to monetize each and every video one by one in their system.

Applying to the Partner Program can take months. So I expect I will accept one of the offers the two networks currently recruiting me are offering.

Friday, February 24, 2012

ILaughedAtYou White Knight Syndrome

For those who do not know, a White Knight is someone who shamelessly defends the honor of a woman on the internet and viciously goes after anyone who dares defame her. White Knights are almost always laughed at and never score with the fair maiden they defend.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

MeganLeeHeart threatens to have someone killed

As you know MeganLeeHeart formerly known as BlondieVlogs ViralChick and co-owner of the account SkitsNVlogs has a well known history of threatening other users on this site. Sadly many of Megan's past actions are now gone thanks to claims of copyright infringement from Moonport Productions.

However thanks to the Streisand Effect valiant efforts have been maintained to ensure that the truth remains out there.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Why I disagree with ZJ and Heather

First let me say how much I enjoy ZJempTV and his videos. I also enjoyed the presentation from his girlfriend Heather. I do hope she makes more videos in the future. I would also like to say that even though I strongly disagree with them on this issue, I still consider them good people and well worth not only my subscription but also yours.

You can subscribe to ZJ at anytime by clicking here

Now for those who would prefer a text version of Heather's video you may find it by clicking HERE

Calling Bullwinkle on Irony

I was going to ignore this when someone sent this to me, however I went through the comments on the video and I saw this...

Turns out the above video was removed by YouTube so here is a copy

See Corky keeps forgetting that the internet does not forget