Why Stefan Svartling Blocked Me

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It started with a G+ response to an article he reposted about Apple soon  to be getting a multiple windows feature. That’s what I like about the internet… you can have an honest talk about different views of things posted online.  Most people welcome the engagement.  Stefan on the other hand thought what I said was a direct attack on him. Here’s the skinny:

It started with me commenting on this article here:

This is the future of Apple’s multitasking.
http://www.svartling.net/?m=1

Since he has blocked my comments,  I can’t direct post it. But I did find his Twitter account and responded with the above photo stating simply that it’s not a new feature and that I could do multi windows on my Note 3 and my Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Well, all hell broke loose and the following are his replies:

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He then went on to say:

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How does a man who has over 70,000 followers get intimidated by one?

Next:

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I am all for people loving stuff that they love. I don’t make anyone feel bad if they are a democrat or a replublican, if they prefer coffee over tea or if they like Apple over Samsung. None are better than the other. It is whatever you like. But the minute you step on the toes of religion, politics, sexual orientation or OS preference people block you like you’re a mass murderer.

I’m not posting anymore of our correspondings. He called me a troll so I decided not to say anything more. Am I the only one who thinks that if your ideas differs from anyone else’s you should still respect their opinion, even if you don’t agree?

How does a man who has over 70,000 followers get intimidated by one?

Blocking me only shows you don’t respect anyone with an opinion different from your own. I respect that. You had the guts to cut me off. But don’t call me a troll because I have a more than average understanding of how the internet works and know how to really show people’s true colors.

And by the way, I’m not a troll in any way, shape or form. I am however very net saavy. I believe people need to learn that the internet is written in ink and everything is forever.

Just my two cents…

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Going After The Dream

So it has come to this…I made the move, I took the plunge, I climbed the mountain, I took the dive, I looked fear in the face and screamed, “I got you fear! And your little dog too!” Okay…I’m being silly but just so you know. I DID IT! I got my truck and now the real adventure begins.

When I started this venture ( it’s not quite an adventure yet) I had my doubts. I really didn’t think I was going to make it. Slowly, I paid it off with a bit of starving, a bit of lonely days, long lonely days of no activities, no movies, no dinners out and lived off sunflower seeds (y’all know I loves me some sunflower seeds) and cups of Ramen noodles. But here the day has arrived and I got this big, Ole truck. An empty canvas just waiting, ripe for my shenanigans. And y’all know I got plenty of shenanigans too.

I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m finally getting off SEPTA!

There’s still a long way to go. It’s only been about four months but it’s all I really thought about. I want this to be your adventure too. People live vicariously through others and I don’t mind. Some of us can’t do things unknowingly and there is nothing wrong with that. Some of us can’t be crazy or daring or completely out what society says is common sense, and that’s okay too. That’s why we have stories. That’s why we continue to dream. And that’s why we know people like me. You have to admit, turning a truck into a house is kinda odd but you know you wanna see the end results. If you haven’t seen the page of my journey here’s the link: http://buff.ly/Zh7DWv .
Can’t wait. So anxious. Again, thanks for tagging along, giving blurbs of encouragement along the way. I appreciate all y’all. I do.

So in the words of Rocky the Squirrel…here’s something that you’ll really like.

Splishes and splashes y’all. Splishes and splashes.

Shared from Google Keep

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A little over a month ago I made a payment on a truck. Actually it was a box truck. I’m planning on building a tiny house out of it.

I’ve been thinking about this for sometime. I took a tiny house tour in DC in 2012 and fell in love with the concept. For the last two years it has been all I’ve talked about. I collected pictures, floor plans, furniture ideas and read everything I could find on converting a vehicle into a tiny home.

My peers are on the fence with me about this idea. Most of them think it’s cool. Some think I’m outta my mind and a few true renegades like myself are waiting to be first in line for the maiden voyage.

This is the story of Serenity. She ain’t much but she’ll drive strong and run straight. And she will soon be my home.

Thanks for tagging along.

One Woman’s Discrimination

This is a story of One Woman’s Discrimination that she experienced. The backlash this video and it’s posting has received has sadden me greatly.

It is my hope my words can make sense of this. Please watch and read my comment that follows. Add your own thoughts as well. All I ask is not to answer in anger. Do not respond defensively. Respond in a way to invoke change, empathy (for both races and even the ones never mentioned) and dignity to those who may read this in the future.

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http://www.upworthy.com/one-easy-thing-all-white-people-could-do-that-would-make-the-world-a-better-place-5?c=ufb2

All so angry responses.

The whole point of her story was completely missed…It’s not about “white privilege” or “discrimination”.  It is about the racial innuendo (an allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one.) that has permeated our country’s history since its inception. Just because you’re a white person that takes offense to the term “white privilege”, doesn’t make it any less true of a statement. Just because you’re a black person who feels “all whites are racist” doesn’t mean that they are.

American Society was founded on slavery and the tension it has created. Period. It would be foolish of any culture to deny that fact. This history has scarred racial memories on both sides (and as diverse as America is, it’s still predominantly a black and white issue).

The innuendo EXIST! Every day, every where, ALL THE TIME. Do not take what she is saying as a one-time incident that just happened to her. This is what non-whites and whites not of European decent deal with.  (yeah, European whites look down and degrade all other Caucasian cultures. Don’t think it’s true? Look at all the slur names given to Irish, Polish even Russian peoples. Um….They’re all white!)

Race is the card that keeps this country separated. Being angry at what this woman experienced and the words she chooses to tell the story doesn’t diminish that the innuendo doesn’t exist. Just because a handful of self-righteous white people don’t treat black people or any other culture that way doesn’t make what she said less valid. Put it in perspective people. And just because you as a black individual trying to play that racial card, who experience these innuendos daily, doesn’t mean every white person or culture sees you as a criminal, lazy and on welfare.

To the whites-it happens. Just because you don’t dole it out doesn’t make it less valid.

To the blacks-you can’t make people blind to what racial innuendos do mentally to the individual cloud your life experiences.

Until we ALL believe that we are the same-racism…will NEVER change.

Article: Black Author wins Copyright Case for Matrix movie Posted: 18/02/2010 in Current Affairs Tags: Copywrite, Matrix, Movie, Silver, Wachowski, Warner

Black Author wins Copyright Case for Matrix movies

Why? Why is this the first I have ever this? One of the best, top rating Movie franchises of the 20th And 21st centuries…was written by an African American?!?

Read on dear reader as the true Matrix is revealed.

Black Author wins The Matrix Copyright Infringement Case

This little known story has met a just conclusion, as Sophia Stewart, African American author of The Matrix will finally receive her just due from the copyright infringement of her original work!!!

A six-year dispute has ended involving Sophia Stewart, the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers. Stewart’s allegations, involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow presiding.

Stewart, a New Yorker who has resided in Salt Lake City for the past five years, will recover damages from the films, The Matrix I, II and III, as well as The Terminator and its sequels. She will soon receive one of the biggest payoffs in the history of Hollywood , as the gross receipts of both films and their sequels total over 2.5 billion dollars.

Stewart filed her case in 1999, after viewing the Matrix, which she felt had been based on her manuscript, ‘The Third Eye,’ copyrighted in 1981. In the mid-eighties Stewart had submitted her manuscript to an ad placed by the Wachowski Brothers, requesting new sci-fi works..

According to court documentation, a FBI investigation discovered that more than thirty minutes had been edited from the original film, in an attempt to avoid penalties for copyright infringement. The investigation also stated that ‘credible witnesses employed at Warner Brothers came forward, claiming that the executives and lawyers had full knowledge that the work in question did not belong to the Wachowski Brothers.’ These witnesses claimed to have seen Stewart’s original work and that it had been ‘often used during preparation of the motion pictures.’ The defendants tried, on several occasions, to have Stewart’s case dismissed, without success.

Stewart has confronted skepticism on all sides, much of which comes from Matrix fans, who are strangely loyal to the Wachowski Brothers. One on-line forum, entitled Matrix Explained has an entire section devoted to Stewart. Some who have researched her history and writings are open to her story.

Others are suspicious and mocking. ‘It doesn’t bother me,’ said Stewart in a phone interview last week, ‘I always knew what was true.’

Some fans, are unaware of the case or they question its legitimacy, due to the fact that it has received little to no media coverage. Though the case was not made public until October of 2003, Stewart has her own explanation, as quoted at aghettotymz.com:

‘The reason you have not seen any of this in the media is because Warner Brothers parent company is AOL-Time Warner…. this GIANT owns 95 percent of the media… let me give you a clue as to what they own in the media business… New York Times papers/magazines, LA Times papers/magazines, People Magazine, CNN news, Extra, Celebrity Justice, Entertainment Tonight, HBO, New Line Cinema, DreamWorks, Newsweek, Village Roadshow and many, many more! They are not going to report on themselves. They have been suppressing my case for years.’

Fans who have taken Stewart’s allegations seriously, have found eerie mythological parallels, which seem significant in a case that revolves around the highly metaphorical and symbolic Matrix series. Sophia, the Greek goddess of wisdom has been referenced many times in speculation about Stewart. In one book about the Goddess Sophia, it reads, ‘The black goddess is the mistress of web creation spun in her divine matrix.’

Although there have been outside implications as to racial injustice (Stewart is African American), she does not feel that this is the case. ‘This is all about the Benjamins,’ said Stewart. ‘It’s not about money with me. It’s about justice.’

Stewart’s future plans involve a record label, entitled Popsilk Records, and a motion picture production company, All Eyez On Me, in reference to God. ‘I wrote The Third Eye to wake people up, to remind them why God put them here. There’s more to life than money,’ said Stewart. ‘My whole to the world is about God and good and about choice, about spirituality over ‘technocracy’.’

If Stewart represents spirituality, then she truly has prevailed over the ‘technocracy’ represented in both the Terminator and the Matrix, and now, ironically, by their supposed creators.

Stewart is having discussions with CBS about a possible exclusive story and has several media engagements in the near future to nationally publicize her victory. June 13th 2004. Sophia Stewart’s press release read: ‘The Matrix & Terminator movie franchises have made world history and have ultimately changed the way people view movies and how Hollywood does business, yet the real truth about the creator and creation of these films continue to elude the masses because the hidden secret of the matter is that these films were created and written by a Black woman…a Black woman named Sophia Stewart. But Hollywood does not want you to know this fact simply because it would change history. Also it would encourage our Black children to realize a dream and that is…nothing is impossible for them to achieve!’

Greg Thomas, Editor

Courtesy of CNN IReport ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-358749

Original content by:

http://jasonskywalker5.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/black-author-wins-matrix/

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What the $@#! My semi – innocence assaulted by porn in my feed.

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I’m no stranger to the vulgarity of the Internet.  I’m also no partaker in the madness that is porn infiltrating every aspect of our declining civilian society.  I am,  however,  arbiter of my own demons and have a right not to see porn of ANY kind in my private life.

But at 1 am while skimming MY flip board feeds I come across the above in my feed…(most of which I blocked out with the splotch) I take major issue with it. Especially since I have no clue how it ended up in my feed!

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This asshat is the perv. And it was Google+ that allowed the post. (Don’t take my word for it?  I’ll send the original screen shot and the email I sent to flip board upon this find). And don’t hand me that crapola about how “we’re all adults here”. If I wanted to see some chick going down I’D RATHER WATCH MYSELF!  (Don’t even go there!)

What you do in your own sictopia is your own business.  What I see in my private feed is mine. And I’m pissed off to the 9th degree.

This is a rant. I don’t even know where to begin to fight this.  I wrote flipboard, Google is next.  The unsolicited porness has to end. What if I was a kid?  What if my little nephew was playing on my phone? I’m trying to keep it PG and the nasty still gets through!

So I’m taking it to the people.  There are still a whole heck of a bunch of us that still want to keep it clean.  Pass it on and get on Google and flip board’s a$$es!

This is a gateway. If we say nothing,  it will keep on happening.  Js…

Avocado Artichoke Pesto Stuffed Chicken

I was looking for a good avocado recipe and this looks to be it. Repost, make and enjoy. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

Fresh Fit N Healthy

I don’t know what it is about stuffed chicken recipes, but I love them. And I love creating new ones.

Lately I have been loving avocados. Not only because they are delicious, but because when I’m staying away from the typical unhealthy fats for the most part, I need a lot of good fats!  Along with homemade nut butters, avocados are something I eat daily to get those healthy fats.  They not only have tons of good, healthy fats, but they have many other benefits. This makes them a delicious summer ingredient, and not just in guacamole!

Did you know that avocados have been called “The World’s Most Perfect Food”?? And rightfully so! An avocado contains every single nutrient that a person would need to survive.

Avocados are rich in many vitamins, such as A, C, D, E, K, and all of the B vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic…

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