Thursday, September 26, 2013

The video I wish I could have made

Two days ago I posted this blog

It was a response to the inflamatory video by Brett Keane and I listed each lie one by one documenting links to evidence when I had them.  Sadly not everything could be documented as I no longer had YouTube videos on my channel but thankfully someone else has copies.

I don't know why YTLulzTheater decided to step up and take time out of his day to post these two videos but I do thank him.  One small correction though, I contest the claim that Corky served as nurse to my medical needs.  First that claim was debunked in my video Defending Myself Against Accustations.  Second, I only fell ill in the final month we lived together.  When I was not able to work, he spent most of his days at the FreedomsPhoenix building, or at acting classes.  However it is a minor point and irregardless I do thank you for putting together these two videos.

FYI after I posted my blog, Brett removed his video.  I was not able to get a copy so if someone can send a message to YTLulzTheater and ask him to post a copy somewhere on the internet so I can embed it to my blog I would be thankful.

Bullwinkle with Brett Keane part 1

Bullwinkle with Brett Keane part 2

Please enjoy these two videos and show your support in the ratings and comments.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

If I am irrelevant then why

By the way, WHEN you get your latest channel shut down, I do intend to remind Brett Keane that God silences the wicked.  Notice I said WHEN and not IF.  We all know it is a matter of time.  The guy can't hold on to an account longer than a few months before he breaks the Terms of Service.

Anyway if I am irrelevant as you say I am, then why Brett do you still rely on using MY name in your video descriptions to get views for yourself.?

You also use other questionable names such as Christian Fairytale, even though you claim he is banned from your Google Hangouts?  Didn't you also cut ties with VlogRays?  Furthermore, why are you using well known atheists such as Onision in your video description.  I thought all atheists were scum according to you?

For those keeping score, Brett is using my "irrelevant" name to garner views for himself in the following videos just this week.

In fact if you go through his videos he uses MY name to get views for himself on a daily basis.  So Brett, am I really irrelevant?  We both know the answer.  Even with my channel suspended my name gets more views than you would alone by yourself.

Feel free to ask this to Brett himself via twitter if you like.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Listing the lies: Pwnage should not be this easy

The safest place in the world is between Brett Keane and the truth.  It is a void of empty space and it covers a great distance.  Anyway, in retaliation for a message I asked a mutual friend to pass on, Brett decided to post a video with the hope of pulling off two goals.  One, make himself look good and make people forget what they saw with their own eyes.  The second, to make himself look good in the only way he knows how, by tearing down others more popular than he is.  (Such as he did with his recent attempt with AronRa, which may warrant a blog of it's own, unless someone else steps in.)  Anyway, as par for the course, Brett relies on his audience not spending 30 seconds to check the facts.  So here they are.  The full list of lies Brett managed to fit into 12 minutes and 33 seconds

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Guess who I talked to

I was chatting with people on skype last night when I was invited to a Google Hangout.  Because I am not allowed on YouTube I was not able to participate.  So I called in via skype, it did produce an echo, but for the most part I was audible.

Halfway into the chat, Nick Bravo came in.  I don't think he was aware that I was in the call.  I muted my microphone.  He did drop my docs a few times in the call, it is in his nature to do so after all.  I responded by occasionally cracking jokes in strange voices.  

Eventually I began using my real voice and it became obvious who I was.  However he did not lash out at me as he had previously done in other group calls.  Typically, when I was in a Google hangout and he joined in he would start in with me right away.  This time he didn't.  Perhaps it was the subject matter of the Google Hangout.  Our broadcast was essentially a de facto support group for former friends of Brett Keane.

For those new to the situation, Brett Keane has decided to turn his back on a whole group of friends, anyone who does not share his belief in a god.  It doesn't matter which god they worship.  It can be the Christian God, or the Muslim Allah, or any number of the pagan gods.  You simply have to believe in a god.  I swear I am not making that up.  Read for yourself.

Needless to say, Brett does what he is known for, going through friends as if they were disposable tissues. You really can't blame a scorpion for stinging you.  It is a scorpion after all.  Really the only ones who can be blamed are those who knew the dangers, and played with fire anyway.  To be honest however, after this latest round of backstabbing that he did to those most loyal to him, it actually amazes me that there are people still willing to be his friend.  Do they honestly expect not to get burned.  Sadly I know the answer, it is yes.  Each of the few friends he has left know full well how their friendship with Brett Keane will end.  All they can hope for is that the stab in the back is quick and painless.

In the call we each told our story of how Brett turned on us.  We had some laughs.  We even had a sense of camaraderie even among people who normally would be enemies.  Such as Nick and myself.

So I will leave you with this clickable link that goes to the final time stamp where Nick and I discuss the elephant in the room:  Us.  We actually act civil towards each other.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

To BionicDance, don't dignify this with a response

A person who used you as a weapon to attack me, during a time he was claiming to be my friend, now wants to take up your Friday night wants your valuable time.

A person who posted nude photos of you on the internet without your knowledge or consent and tried to justify this abhorrent behavior because you told him to drop dead is only interested in the traffic your channel will bring to him.

Here is a person who just in the past two days has turned his back on the few friends he has left on YouTube simply because they are atheists.  (He is now a theist but has rejected the Christian label)

Monday, September 16, 2013

On Brett Keane's new Theist belief system.

Recently, Brett Keane came out as a theist.  For the past ten years he was a very vocal atheist and has put out countless videos against religion.  Over the past week he has announced several things.  First that he now believes in God and has evidence for it, second he cites errors in the theory of evolution, and finally that he is parting ways with non-believers and ending friendships with anyone who is not a believer in God and or those who join in Google Hangouts with people who are critical of him and or his friends.  The videos will be embedded below along with my opinion of this.

Class Action Lawsuit Against YouTube

Recently I was contacted via twitter by GeoGodley who wanted to know if I would be interested in joining him in his class action lawsuit against YouTube.  I had to decline for several reasons.  First, YouTube's decision to terminate my account was justified.  I violated YouTube's trademark policy and the only course of action for them was to terminate my account.  You can read the full report about YouTube's decision HERE.  Likewise the other channels such as TheHealthyChannel were taken down for copyright violations. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Self Pwnage is best served COLD

Behold the world's worst driver

Semi Truck Drivers Really?

First for some fun, let's count how many driving infractions you can spot here!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Update on the Doctors Without Borders charity event

For the past several years my good friend Dprjones has organized a charity event for Doctors Without Borders.  All the money raised goes towards providing free medical care to the poor and refugees, often innocent victims of war.  I have worked in the background doing whatever Dprjones asked of me.  Sadly this year I do not have a YouTube account to promote the event with but I do have this blog.  So here is all the info you will need.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Is it wrong to compliment a woman on her looks?

NOTE:  My views on this have matured some but I am leaving this blog up unedited for posterity.  To see how I would blog about this now, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Last month, I wrote a blog critical of Landline (a trucking magazine) and their beauty contest.  You can read that blog HERE if you wish.  Essentially, I viewed the contest demeaning towards ladies in the trucking industry.  A lady should be ranked on her merits not on her beauty which is temporary and for the young.

Today I was glancing through YouTube.  I wanted to see what my friend LaciGreen has been up to so I went to her channel.  She did a video about people who compliment women on their looks.  As this is something that I frequently do, naturally this video piqued my interest.

Creeps on the Street

Now let's clarify what exactly I do.  I do not approach a lady and tell her that her booty is so fine I would lick her toilet paper.  Nor do I say anything else that I would consider to be offensive.  What I simply do is what I believed to be a courtesy.  I would find something positive to comment on and I would do so.  For some ladies it would be their hair, others perhaps might have on a pretty dress.  Sometimes I would compliment features such as a smile or their eyes.  Given enough time I can usually find something to compliment everyone on.

It was my understanding that my compliments were appreciated.  I never made any sexual remark, unless of course it was someone I knew and someone who gets my weird sense of humor.  For example, I was recently chatting with a friend of mine and she wanted to know if her outfit looked ok.  I told her she was but I would have to inspect it in my basement to be sure.  (FYI I don't have a basement and my friend knew that.)  Every compliment I have ever given has always gotten a smile and a thank you.

However, from Laci's video and the comment section apparently there is a large portion of the female population who views what I do as harassment.  This is obviously not easy for me to accept.  However, if my compliments are not welcome, then obviously this is a behavior that I should discontinue.  Old habits die hard, but if I fail to make an effort to improve myself then what is the point of having a tomorrow?

I certainly don't wish to become this some day.

I discovered this video response and I highly recommend you all watch it.  She answers a lot of questions guys have been asking in the comment section of Laci's video.

Street Compliments:  Response to Creeps on the Street

UPDATE:  September 1, 2014

I recently re-read this blog and rewatched the embedded videos.  I no longer view what I do as wrong and I would like to explain why.  First of all, I never cat call.  That was the chief complaint in Laci's video.  She felt that she could not walk down the street with out men shouting very vulgar things.  I don't do that.  When I am interacting with a woman, even something as common as a cashier ringing up my groceries, I treat them as a person not as an object.  If they wear a name tag I address them by name.  In every case it is with a lady that I am spending at least a few minutes of my time with.

Secondly, many women like being complimented.  Talk to any man who is in a long term relationship and he will tell you that a frequent concern of his mate is that he doesn't compliment her enough.  Whether I am chatting up a lady in a social setting, or just a few minutes with the cashier I strive to find the most feminine thing I can about the lady and compliment her on it.  I'm not rude and I am not vulgar.  I have yet to find a woman scoff at me for what I have said.  (Not to say that it will never happen, only that it hasn't happened yet.  One thing life has taught me, is that I can not control someone else's reaction.  If they chose to scream harassment because I complimented a woman on her hair then that is on them.

In the above blog I wrote about having to change my behavior because it might upset some women.  To that I say this.  These women need to get a clue.  Not every man is a rapist.  Sometimes when someone pays you a compliment the appropriate response might be to say, "thank you."  While I can understand cat calling and vulgar obscenities can be a pain to live through every day, I am not one of those men.  Furthermore, don't allow yourself to be the victim.  If you feel someone is being inappropriate then by all means let them know.

Trash talk them back, tell them they are not up to your standards and focus on their shortcomings such as their weight or hair, or style of dress.  If you allow yourself to be a victim, then a victim you will be.

Now the next obvious question I'm sure some of you are asking is why do I bother?  Why do I feel the need to compliment women at all.  I do it because I enjoy doing it.  Every time I have gotten a positive response, every single time.  I have even gotten dates this way.  I once spent the evening holding a beautiful woman in my arms simply because I complimented her on her painted toe nails.  Eventually the evening progressed to us sitting on the sofa and I was sucking on her toes.

I do it because it is a decent thing to do.  Every woman has at least some feature you can compliment her on. Some things a woman can't control such as being cross eyed, but perhaps she has let her hair grow long to a feminine length.  Sometimes a woman has a visible scar on her face but you see that she had her nails done.  You might see an older lady but you notice that she has on the most beautiful outfit.  You might be the only person who has said something nice to her all day.  Everyone likes to be validated and many woman place a high value on their appearance.  Saying something positive about the way they look is the right thing to do.

But what about the stares?  Well that is simple human biology.  Hetrosexual men like looking at pretty women.  If you can't help yourself buy a pair of sunglasses and learn how to look without making it obvious.

A better solution would be to quit staring and start approaching.  Learn to get over social anxiety and find ways to introduce yourself to women without being a creep.  Some of the methods I have found are

  • If a woman has open toed shoes and is sporting a pedicure ask her where is a good place to get one done.  I get pedicures once every three weeks and due to my travels I'm always having to find new places.  If you think you are too manly to have a pedicure get over it, it really is a great way to break the ice and it lets women know that you take pride in your appearance.  If she does not have open toed shoes then ask where she gets her hair done and tell her you need to get a haircut.  Keep the conversation going by asking her what type of haircut she thinks you should get.  
  • If you see a girl at a bar instead of offering to buy her a drink, ask her what a good drink at the bar is, then order one for yourself.  (For non alcohol consumers such as myself know some things about non-alcohol drinks such as my favorite:  The shirley temple.)  This set's you apart from the herd of other men who are trying to curry favor by buying her a drink.  
  • If you are trying to secure a date with someone while they are working, such as a waitress, cashier, ect bring up the topic that you can't wait until (insert day of week that you are scheduled to be off) Not everyone works Monday thru Friday anymore.  Almost always this in turn will prompt the lady to inform you of when her next day off is.  Go in with a game plan.  Know which events are happening on each of the next seven days.  What ever day she chooses ask if she would like to (insert specific activity here)  This works so much better than the casual, "want to get together and do something?" If it is a specific day and a specific event then your chances are so much better than going in unprepared and just winging it.  
Dress for success and keep condoms with you at all times.  You never know when your luck will strike, but you must be ready when it does.  Now I will admit I don't have a lot of success when I am hitting up a lady.  Much of that is my own fault.  I am overweight, very overweight.  However slowly the weight is coming off.  As my weight loss continues my chances with the ladies will improve.  However my success even if it is only 1% is still more than the person who never goes out and tries.  

Don't try cheesy pick up lines and don't be fooled by seminars by self proclaimed pick up artists.  Be the best you that you can be.  Women can spot a phony a mile a way, be yourself and have confidence.