Posted by ScottBlogs | Posted in general | Posted on 10-12-2015
I must say I am disappointed with the hatred towards Muslims. Are there Muslim terrorists out there causing mayhem? Yes there are. Lots of them. But guess what, they account for a VERY small percentage of total Muslims.
Blaming all Muslims for ISIS and the terror attacks is no different than blaming all Christians for the KKK. All Christians aren’t Racist are they?
A great comic by Nick Anderson is circulating Facebook right now. It shows a gun owner saying that “the vast majority of gun owners are law-abiding citizens who shouldn’t be punished for a few massacres.” A Muslim woman approaches and says “The vast majority of muslim-americans are…” and then the gun toting American yells at her to “Get Out.”
This comic really hits the nail on the head.
Millions… No, Hundreds of Millions… actually, more than a Billion Muslims are innocent. A huge percentage of the human population is being classified as extremists, when all they want is to live in peace.
As a white Canadian male it is difficult for me to understand the hatred these people are experiencing. I just hope that the racists out there see their mistake, but they won’t.
Posted by ScottBlogs | Posted in general | Posted on 10-03-2014
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Flight 370 is captivating the world, with everyone wondering just what happened.
I have NO idea what happened, but a theory floating around does seem plausible and leaves me wondering. While I am not certain I believe this is what went down, the following possibility could very likely be reality.
DAHBOO77 posted a YouTube video on March 9 where he shows a recording form FlighRadar24. It shows a recording from shortly after the incident, and then another after it had been supposedly altered. In the deleted version a second plane approaches Flight 370 and then disappears from radar shortly after 370 vanishes. You can watch the video below.
According to reports, there were at least two passengers on-board that had used stolen passports to board the plane. They could be common criminals, or perhaps much more.
Is it possible that these criminals ultimately hijacked the plane? Is it possible that their threats were ultimately serious enough that it resulted in a military response and the eventual shooting down of flight 370 to eliminate a more serious threat?
This sort of thing does happen – rarely, but it does happen. (See Korean Air Lines Flight 007) Perhaps the military shot down the plane, then had records at FlightRadar24 altered to hide the fact. Perhaps they know where the wreckage is, but do not want what went down public. The fact that the flight is missing could just be a coverup, and we will get some cover story in the days/weeks/years to come. Maybe the military action was intentional, or perhaps in error? Or perhaps the plane did literally just fall out of the sky.
Could all this be possible? I believe absolutely it could. I am not certain I believe it DID happen, but it IS a possibility. Any thoughts?
Posted by ScottBlogs | Posted in general | Posted on 02-07-2013
Nineteen year old Justin Carter is sitting behind bars. He has been there since February. He sits with a $500,000 bail, when murderers have been known to get out on far less. He has done nothing wrong. Well, sort of.
His only crime? A sarcastic (and incredibly STUPID) comment he posted on Facebook. In an argument Carter was having with a fellow gamer over the online game “League of Legends”, one user said something along the lines of “Oh, you’re insane. You’re crazy. You’re messed up in the head.”. Carters response landed him at the center of a police investigation, and locked behind bars.
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Posted by ScottBlogs | Posted in Television Providers | Posted on 18-09-2012
So we made the switch from Shaw Direct to Bell a little over two years ago. Recently we cancelled Bell and are now using Netflix and online streaming through the computer plugged into the TV for new shows from major networks.
So Far So Good.
For the record: I hated Bell. Felt great cancelling! The BIGGEST problem with Bell – Their PVR. The Motorola 9241 is a big piece of CRAP! The second biggest problem: Their customer service is TERRIBLE!
Next time we will try Telus Optik and see how that goes. Will stay away form their satellite service though, they use the same Motorola 9241.
Any readers out there using Telus?
Take the poll, who do you find to be the best?
Posted by ScottBlogs | Posted in general | Posted on 30-07-2012
So yesterday we bought an XBOX 360. We are not big gamers, but thought the kinect would be fun, along with some other XBOX Gaming. One other main reason we wanted it was for easy video streaming of Netflix in higher quality than our Wii can offer. We were also hoping to watch some network television from the various network websites.
Boy were we mistaken. The main thing we wanted was to watch shows from network websites and stream Netflix. The XBOX 360 can do only one of these two things, and that is at a cost.
We already pay $7 a month to Netflix, but in order for it to work XBOX and Microsoft require a GOLD member ship at a cost of $8 a month. Wait what? That is like me paying DELL a fee to allow Netflix to work on my purchased laptop! This is gouging at its best! You really require the GOLD membership to do just about everything! Can’t even view YouTube without it! This is a joke.
To top it off, there is no web browser either! Really?? Even the Wii has one!
I REFUSE to pay Microsoft a monthly fee to do things I can do for free on ALL my other devices. The XBOX was packed up and returned to the store. I will never buy an XBOX again unless things change significantly into the future.
At least I got my money back.
Posted by ScottBlogs | Posted in general | Posted on 20-04-2012
Today Red Flag Deals posted an old Canadian $1 Bill to Facebook. I left a comment that I have some old ones, one dating back to 1937. They said they’d love to see a photo. Well here it is below.
BUT I was wrong. I don’t have a 1937 $1 bill. I have a 1937 $2, and a 1937 $10. Right year, wrong denomination.
Anyways, here are a few samples of some old paper money I have kicking around, from oldest to newest
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Posted by ScottBlogs | Posted in general | Posted on 02-04-2012
Update Oct 01, 2012: I did not end up trying Just Cloud so cannot provide a recommendation of my own but after reading the many comments on this post, would probably recommend that users stay far away from it.
I have recently been searching for cloud storage options, primarily for photos, but also for important file backups. It seems that there are a ton of options available these days and its hard to find which solutions are the best bet.
One that I came across recently was Just Cloud. One thing that really caught my eye about Just Cloud is the unlimited storage. Most programs offer encrypted and secure, multiple computer syncing etc, but it seems that unlimited storage is something that can be rather expensive in many cases – and when it comes to backing up photos, storage demands grow constantly (especially when you have two kids!). The price is comparable to other cloud services at $4.95 a month but offers unlimited storage. Continue Reading »
Posted by ScottBlogs | Posted in general | Posted on 26-01-2012
So I have set a goal for myself. I want to drop my weight to 220 lbs by July 21. I started this on Jan 21, and am giving myself 6 months to drop 43.8 lbs.
Well, 5 days in I am down 3.8lbs. What have I don’t to start losing weight? Nothing really. I am not on a diet, and I have not increased my exercise (although I will). All I have done is made a few small changes. For instance, when I go to get a drink, rather than grabbing a coke, I grab some water and when eating meals, I take slightly smaller portions. And that’s about it.
I have also cut out all fast food. I normally dont eat THAT much of it, but cutting out what little I did eat is certainly helping.
For me they key is weighing myself daily and charting it. I weigh myself not so much to look for progress, but as a daily reminder of what I am trying to do. Charting it helps a great deal also. I want to see the line graph drop day after day (so far it has dropped every day). This motivates me to stay on track. If I weighed in weekly, I could see myself caving in mid week and grabbing a burger, and justify it by saying, I have 3 days to burn this off before I weigh in again. Weighing in daily is what is keeping me accountable.
I still enjoy my bacon & egg omlettes with cheese, I still enjoy dairy, and even still the occassional coke, but by simply staying accountable and by cutting back slightly it seems to be working.
I’ll drop another post in a few weeks to share the progress and let you know if things are still progressing.
Posted by ScottBlogs | Posted in general | Posted on 05-01-2012
As a Canadian I of course have no influence on the upcoming American election, but I can say this. Anyone who votes for Santorum is a fool if what I have read is at all true. This article “Rick Santorum’s Top 10 Most Outrageous Campaign Statements” pretty much says it all for me – stay away from this guy.
Be sure to check out Santorum – I guess this is what he gets for. With the internet the way it is, you definitely dont want to get on the bad side of certain people.
Some reasons why I don’t like Rick Santorum:
- – Anti Abortion (Even in cases of Rape etc)
- – Anti Birth Control! (Wants to allow states to make birth control illegal!)
- – Anti Gay Marriage (says he will anul ALL same sex marriage if elected)
- – Anti Food Stamps (Says high obesity rates in the US make food stamps unnecessary)
Posted by ScottBlogs | Posted in general | Posted on 04-01-2012
UPDATE: Todd has been found, and found alive. Great news for everyone who knew Todd. Few details have been released at this time other than he was found in Baldwin WI.
A Minnesota man, Todd Tweedy, yesterday posted about his depression in an apparent suicide note onto his Facebook timeline. Since then hundreds have commented on his post and friends, family, and fans are on a full out search to find him before it is too late. His facebook status, as of around 7pm EST last night read: “One illness I’ve never been able to defeat is my own depression. I have to say goodbye now. I wish each of you a wonderful New Year!”
If you have seen Todd, or his car, you are asked to contact the St Paul police department – hopefully he can be reached in time. He drives a Red VW Passat, Minnesota plate 545 BLM.
So far only a couple online news agencies are covering this story: