Thursday, July 25, 2013

Playing With Fire

I don't really have a right to complain here do I.  Back in 2012 when Brett Keane and I first became friends there were many who tried to warn me against doing so.  If I decide to keep a scorpion as a pet I should expect once in a while to get stung.  I should expect no less then when I willingly ignored sound advice and became friends with Brett Keane.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

People have the right to refuse to talk

As some of you know I am good friends with a lady known as BionicDance.  Some have been critical of her for refusing to get on skype with some people or be in the same Google Hangout with them.  They say she is a coward.  I would like to disagree and I would like to explain why.

First, we each have our own right to chose who we want to have a discussion with.  Some people we just don't want to talk to.  It could be that we find that person to be rude and uncivil, or it could be that we have more productive things to do than sit at a computer and spend an hour discussing something that could be solved with a few messages back and forth.

Second, if a person is down right rude and uncivil towards you either in video or in text, what makes you think that they would be any different on skype or worse in a Google Hangout where they would be backed up by their friends.  Would you go into a room where everyone is against you?

Third, live discussions have the potential for getting out of control.  Tempers can flare up.  Whereas in video and text you can prepare what you are going to say.  That way you never have to say something out of spite or anger that you may regret later.

Now I have had many live discussions with people.  Even with people whom I disagree with, and yet there are some people that I absolutely refuse to talk to.  Likewise there are people who no doubt would refuse to talk to me.  That is our right to make that decision and we should not have to defend ourselves for refusing to talk to someone.  

Think about it.  Every one of you could probably name off at least 3 people you want nothing to do with.  They could be family, co-workers, an Ex, or someone.  Are you a bad person for cutting this person out of your life?  No.  And neither is BionicDance.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

An Open Letter To Laci Green

For those who are not familiar with my friend LaciGreen let me tell you a little bit about her. She was raised in a Mormon household but started YouTube on the GoGreen18 channel as a way of expressing herself. Originally her videos were about her coming out of her religion and discussing her views on atheism. There is a huge atheist community on YouTube as many atheists live in areas dominated by one religion or another. On YouTube they can come together and find common ground and form friendships.

Below is a link to her channels.

Eventually she wanted to take her videos in a different direction and began posting on the LaciGreen channel. Instead of discussing atheism she began to discuss what she calls Sex Plus, or in other words sex education without the shame.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hoping to answer BionicDance's question

On a recent video from SomeGreyBloke a character called Dan Cardamon posted this video.

Dan Cardamon on "everyday sexism"

My good friend BionicDance posted this comment (which is now hidden due to the number of negative votes; the reason I disable comment voting on my videos by the way)

Lot's of people responded to her, some were polite and told her this was satire, others were more hateful.

She followed up with this comment exchange here and this is what I am hoping to address.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Onision Debate Armageddon

Onision has announced the next participants in the debate via twitter which directs to THIS FACEBOOK POST

The debate was deleted from his channel and moved to the OnisionArchive channel, over 5000 comments were lost.

Online Debate (6) Truly the True Truth About Onision

Down below are the urls to the videos and URLs discussed.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

So today Brett again ended the friendship

Big surprise right?  How can I participate in such a discussion as Brett Keane describes it?  How can I be so vile to do such a thing?

Well the question should be asked to Brett Keane as well.

Never question me on the facts.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

I have been chosen as Moderator

Onision posted to his twitter this post which leads to his Facebook.

For those who do not know FacepalmResponse is me.  The others are Evan Cahill, m22frogger, and vlograys.  All three of them will be taking on Onision.  Now earlier today I was in a debate with Onision.  He contacted me via Twitter and asked me if I would like to be in a debate with him and a user named RepSock.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Onision and sex workers

The purpose of this blog is to be a one stop place for URLs to Onision's videos and to points I intend to bring up if he chooses to accept my debate challenge.  Unlike previous debates where his personal life was the topic of debate, I instead wish to debate him on a topic.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Finally it can be discussed.

Brett Keane made a return to YouTube and one of the people he reached out to was me.  He wanted to talk.  He wanted to make amends again and continue our friendship.  I decided that if we were going to talk I want it recorded.  So I set up a Google Hangout, just the two of us.  I was also aware that this caused our discussion to be public and so it was.  One of the big issues was concerning another user AgentofDoubt.  I was allowing myself to be portrayed as the bad guy and refused to defend myself against his accusations.  Brett Keane has enough haters and I did not want to fuel any more hatred for him.

However, in our Google Hangout the topic came up.  You can see the hesitation on his part to discuss this in a public forum.  After I persisted he relented and we discussed it.  The segment in question is embedded below.