Google/Youtube introduces “YouTube Trends”

Google introduced "Youtube Trends" today. Keeping up with the latest Youtube "fads" are sometimes impossible considering the massive amounts of video uploaded dai

Google introduced “Youtube Trends” today. Keeping up with the latest Youtube “fads” are sometimes impossible considering the massive amounts of video uploaded daily.

Google said about the trends ”Sometimes waiting for popular new videos to hit your inbox / chat window / wall / feed / mobile / pager / two-way radio can be frustrating. Sometimes keeping up with the latest YouTube fad can be hard to do. Sometimes you want to know more about what’s happening from where it’s happening. Sometimes you just need something to get through the afternoon. ”

So they introduced Youtube Trends a “destination for daily insight into the zeitgeist of the world’s largest video site.”

“The idea for YouTube Trends started with our desire to find new ways of identifying the viral and newsworthy content people love to share and packaging it in an easy to digest format. With over 35 hours of video now uploaded to YouTube every minute, we wanted one place to distill the videos people were sharing and discussing with their friends as well as understand what YouTube could teach us about our culture and current events.”

Japanese go sky-diving with Google Earth

Apart from the fact that the Japanese are sometimes weird people and that the rest of the world might take another 2000 years to fully understand them, they do come up with briliant ideas.

Apart from the fact that the Japanese are sometimes weird people and that the rest of the world might take another 2000 years to fully understand them, they do come up with briliant ideas.

One of those is sky diving on Google Earth. Who would of thought it could be done but the Japanese?

Taking a projector, popcorn and Google Earth they did it, sky-diving on Google Earth.

Hugh Jackman makes spectacular entry, receives medical attention

Hugh Jackman had to receive medical treatment after a stunt went wrong at the Sydney Opera House.

Hugh Jackman had to receive medical treatment after a stunt went wrong at the Sydney Opera House. The filming was part of the Oprah Winfrey show where Hugh Jackman was supposed to make a spectacular entrance. Unfortunately it was spectacular but not quite a entrance after he hit the wall of the stage at around 80km/h causing something to cut his eye.

While dangling above the stage the only thing he requested was a tissue.

What fascism looks like: UK police drag disabled man out of wheelchair across concrete

London, United Kingdom – A disabled man was dragged over a road after being plucked from his wheelchair by British police during a protest.

London, United Kingdom – A disabled man was dragged over a road after being plucked from his wheelchair by British police during a protest. The man claims he can not use his own wheelchair and needs assistance to use it.

The UK police are well known for killing innocent bystanders such as the case in 2009 when a man was walking through a protesting crowd on his way home,  but in recent days they have gone from using police brutality to being just plain brutal.

Police say that the man has not laid a complaint but the UK police as usual is not easily identifiable because they cover their faces and hide their badges and they also usually refuse to identify themselves during these brutal police crackdowns.

Michelle Obama: childhood obesity is a national security threat

Michelle Obama, America’s first lady said on Monday that childhood obesity is now a national security threat as she signed in "Health, Hunger-Free Kids act of 2010".

Michelle Obama, America’s first lady said on Monday that childhood obesity is now a national security threat as she signed in “Health, Hunger-Free Kids act of 2010″. She also said it is not only the responsibility of parents to make sure their kids are fed.

The reason she said that obese children are a security threat is because it makes them “unqualified for military service”. Is America that desperate for new soldiers that a food program and act has to be introduced for national security measures?

“Childhood obesity isn’t just a public health threat, it’s not just an economic threat, it’s a national security threat as well.” Michelle Obama said

She obviously said some rational things and made points which make sense but of all the things, the “unqualified for military service” quote is most probably what stood out the most for many.

The truth is that children in the US are obese and becoming fatter by the day, they need some kind of help.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – Movie trailer released

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the fourth instalment or rather a spin off of Pirates of the Caribbean series.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the fourth instalment or rather a spin off of Pirates of the Caribbean series. At long last we get to see more of Pirates of the Caribbean one of the most noticeable changes is the director. All of the films from the series so far have been directed by Gore Verbinski this one was directed by Rob Marshall who also directed the popular children’s film G-Force. Jack Sparrow is the main character and fortunately for them Johnny Depp agreed to play Jack Sparrow once again. Almost all the characters that have returned for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is the same actors from the previous three films.

Captain Jack Sparrow is on a mission to find the fountain of youth, he crosses paths with Angelica (played by Penelope Cruz) a woman from his past. He cannot decide if it’s a good thing or not to have met up with her. That’s at least until she is forces him unto the Queen Anne’s Revenge Blackbeard’s (played by Ian McShane) ship. Blackbeard is also in search of the fountain of youth to regain his youth once again. Jack is stuck knowing not who to fear more Blackbeard or the woman of his past.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)

Unfortunately for us we will have to wait until 20 May 2011 for the release of the film but looking at the trailer it will be worth the wait.

YouTube’s Top video Searches for 2010

YouTube has put their top searches for 2010 in two sections: Top search queries & Top watched videos.

YouTube has put their top searches for 2010 in two sections: Top search queries & Top watched videos.

First the top search queries in order from January 2010 until November 2010:

  • January top search – Haiti
  • February top search – Luge
  • March top search – Eclipse trailer
  • April top search – Ipad
  • May top search – Eminem not afraid
  • June top search - Shakira waka waka
  • July top search – Double rainbow
  • August top search – Bed intruder
  • September top search – Halo reach
  • October top search – Whip my hair
  • November top search – Firework

Here is Novembers top search Katy Perry’s Fireworks which received 42,422,988 views: Katy Perry – Firework

Top watched videos was listed in two first videos excluding major label music videos and the second including major label music videos:

  • 1. BED INTRUDER SONG!!! (now on iTunes)
  • 2. TIK TOK KESHA Parody: Glitter Puke – Key of Awe$ome #13
  • 3. Greyson Chance Singing Paparazzi
  • 4. Annoying Orange Wazzup
  • 5. Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like
  • 6. Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10
  • 7. OK Go – This Too Shall Pass – Rube Goldberg Machine version
  • 8. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: ECLIPSE – Trailer
  • 9. Jimmy Surprises Bieber Fan
  • 10. Ken Block’s Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome

Here is the Bed intruder song with 47,732,945 views: Auto-Tune the News: BED INTRUDER SONG!!! (now on iTunes)

Top Watched videos of the major label music videos:

  • 1. Justin Bieber – Baby ft. Ludacris
  • 2. Shakira ft. Freshlyground – Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) (The Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Song)
  • 3. Eminem – Love The Way You Lie ft. Rihanna
  • 4. Eminem – Not Afraid
  • 5. Rihanna – Rude Boy
  • 6. Justin Bieber – Never Say Never ft. Jaden Smith
  • 7. Justin Bieber – Never Let You Go
  • 8. Lady Gaga – Alejandro
  • 9. Justin Bieber – Somebody To Love Remix ft. Usher
  • 10. Lady Gaga – Telephone ft. Beyonce

Here is Justin Bieber with 408,677,394 views: Justin Bieber – Baby ft. Ludacris

Twitter’s Top Trends of 2010

Twitter revealed their Top Trends for 2010. There are some surprises but mostly the results could of been expected.

OVERALL TOP TRENDS

Twitter revealed their Top Trends for 2010. There are some surprises but mostly the results could of been expected.

OVERALL TOP TRENDS

  1. Gulf Oil Spill

This one is obvious, the Gulf Oil Spill is still ongoing. It is now said that the Gulf stream grinded to a halt because of the Gulf Oil Spill and the chemicals BP used to destroy the Gulf.

The plan all along was also revealed, they want to turn the Gulf into a depopulated bio fuel plant.

  1. FIFA World Cup – Good times, especially here in South Africa. The 2010 FIFA World Cup was some event and at the final game the tweets were at a all time high.
  2. Inception – Another movie trending. This movie had great reviews.
  3. Haiti Earthquake – The Haiti Earthquakes’ effects can still be seen and felt in Haiti. The people still live in the temp tents they made and not much has changed since the earthquake.
  4. Vuvuzela – Obvoiusly, the most annoying noise trumpet tool ever made.
  5. Apple iPad – As expected
  6. Google Android
  7. Justin Bieber
  8. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows
  9. Pulpo Paul

NEWS EVENTS

  1. Gulf Oil Spill
  2. Haiti Earthquake
  3. Pakistan Floods – The Pakistan Floods caused massive destruction, a natural disaster that could be seen from space.
  4. Koreas Conflict
  5. Chilean Miners Rescue
  6. Chavez Tas Ponchao
  7. Wikileaks Cablegate – This one is still ongoing. Obviously will trend for some time to come.
  8. Hurricane Earl – The big one. There were fears that this hurricane was going to cause some serious damage.
  9. Prince Williams Engagement
  10. World Aids Day

PEOPLE

  1. Justin Bieber
  2. Dilma Rouseff
  3. Lady Gaga
  4. Julian Assange
  5. Mel Gibson
  6. Lil Kim
  7. Zilda Arns
  8. Kate Middleton
  9. Kim Hee Chul
  10. Joannie Rochette

MOVIES

  1. Inception
  2. Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows
  3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  4. Despicable Me
  5. Karate Kid
  6. The Last Airbender
  7. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  8. The Expendables
  9. The Chronicles of Narnia
  10. Paranormal Activity 2

TELEVISION

  1. MTV Music Video Awards
  2. Pretty Little Liars
  3. True Blood
  4. Walking Dead
  5. Grammy Awards
  6. Glee
  7. Family Guy
  8. CSI
  9. MTV Movie Awards
  10. American Music Awards

TECHNOLOGY

  1. Apple iPad
  2. Google Android
  3. Apple iOS
  4. Apple iPhone
  5. Call of Duty Black Ops
  6. New Twitter
  7. HTC
  8. RockMelt
  9. MacBook Air
  10. Google Instant

WORLD CUP

  1. FIFA World Cup
  2. Vuvuzela
  3. Pulpo Paul
  4. Dunga
  5. Diego Maradona
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo
  7. Cala Boca Galvao
  8. Lionel Messi
  9. Oranje
  10. Felipe Melo

SPORTS

  1. Lebron James
  2. Wimbledon
  3. Manchester United
  4. Brock Lesnar
  5. Celtics
  6. Brett Favre
  7. Tony Parker
  8. Antonio Margarito
  9. Blake Griffin
  10. Mike Vick

HASHTAGS

  1. #rememberwhen
  2. #slapyourself
  3. #confessiontime
  4. #thingsimiss
  5. #ohjustlikeme
  6. #wheniwaslittle
  7. #haveuever
  8. #icantlivewithout
  9. #thankful
  10. #2010disappointments

Amazon.co.uk is down, is Anonymous responsible?

Amazon in the United Kingdom is down, not only for those browsing in the UK but from any location. The website seems to be under a DDoS attack.

Amazon in the United Kingdom is down, not only for those browsing in the UK but from any location. The website seems to be under a DDoS attack. We have no information if Anonymous is responsible but they might be behind it.

At this point no one knows. Anonymous took revenge last week against sites that kicked Wikileaks from using certain providers of services or providers that refused Wikileaks access to their services and payment systems. Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and a few others got attacked.

It was said that Amazon was also a target and a lot of people believed that Anonymous failed in taking down Amazon but they never did try to take down Amazon.com according to insiders and a press release from a Twitter account that appeared to be connected to Anonymous.

So, is Anonymous behind what looks like an attack on Amazon.co.uk?

Update: Amazon.de in Germany is down as well.

Update: Amazon.fr in France is down.

Update: Amazon.it is down, no Amazon for Italy tonight.

Update: Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.it and the rest are back online.

Update: Thus far Anonymous or those that appear to be part of Anonymous says they are not behind the attacks or downtime of the Amazon servers.

Update: It was not Anonymous, It was not attacks either it was Amazon’s hardware that malfunctioned.

Wikileaks: American company DunCorp held boy rape party for police trainees

Dancing Afghan boys is a pretty description for boy slaves that’s dressed up in women’s clothes with make-up on made to dance for men who then ‘buy’ them for the night for sex.

Dancing Afghan boys is a pretty description for boy slaves that’s dressed up in women’s clothes with make-up on made to dance for men who then ‘buy’ them for the night for sex. In short: dressed up paedophilia. They are called Bacha Bazi translated ‘boy play’ and is a common tradition in Afghanistan that have been practised for hundreds of years. It used to be held in public places until western society showed their disapproval in the 1800′s the practice went undercover. When the Taliban came with Sharia Law – the practice was abolished according to Sharia Law and it could only be found in Northern Afghanistan done by powerful men in private that was until the Taliban was removed. The practice is flourishing once again more openly done in over 100 years. It is explained as something of a status if a man have the opportunity to own a Bacha Bazi boy, he is deemed powerful and rich.

Wikileaks say the USA government have been funding this practice inadvertently. A company called DynCorp is being paid by the USA government to train the Afghani police force, which they are doing. But they have held an Bacha Bazi party for the men they are training – paying for it – that includes bringing in drugs (type not named) and paying the little boy’s pimps. What DunCorp did was take a bunch of high trainees and gave them a bunch of boys to molest. This practice is also against the law, so not only are they using American citizens to pay for a ‘party’ featuring this barbaric practice they are breaking the Afghan law. How this information got about was with Afghanistan’s interior minister, Atmar, asked America too cover up that such a party took place because a reporter was going to uncover it and he was afraid of what that would do to all the ‘good’ work DynCorp has done. Their advise just let it go, it’s a minor thing nothing to worry about if no one makes a fuss it will just go away. The reporter wrote a article on the party and mentioned it was held and funded by DynCorp but he made the Bacha Bazi sound like a male traditional entertainer. No mention of the fact that the entertainer is a boy just before puberty and that he is basically a slave and so it just blew over, no one really took notice.

Here is a part of a documentary that was on Frontline about the Dancing boys of Afghanistan. It gives a person a complete picture of how depraved the practice truly is.

Here is a part of a documentary that was on Frontline about the Dancing boys of Afghanistan. It gives a person a complete picture of how depraved the practice truly is.

FRONTLINE: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan 01/04

FRONTLINE: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan 02/04

 

This is what American taxpayers have become party to, it would not have been revealed to the extent it has, if not for Wikileaks.

Crystal Pools

Crystal Pools is located in the Western Cape province of South Africa in the area known as Cape Town but the actual town closest to Crystal Pools is Gordons bay which is a mere 15km from Crystal pools.

Crystal Pools is in the Kogel Baai Nature reserve and can be reached with a two hours walk from the parking lots. You must pass through the gate and pay R10 because if they catch you without a permit you will have a hitler in khaki clothes chasing you through the bushes.

Crystal Pools is a bit closer to Cape Town than Kogel Baai nature reserve even though, Crystal pools is in the reserve. Sunbird is near the bridge leading to the pools on the other side of the parking lots.

It is best to go to Crystal pools during Decembers as this is also the hottest time of year.

One thing to look out for is a baboons or monkeys causing havoc amongst the climbers and hikers, they sometimes steal the bags of unsuspected hikers and rip them apart. Never approach them and if they steal your bag rather let them have it.

Parking is on the other side of the road after the bridge.

North Korea: We will punish provocative forces and invaders cruelly

North Korea said that the Korean Peninsula has been "escalted into the situation of full scale war" .

North Korea said that the Korean Peninsula has been “escalted into the situation of full scale war” .

They blamed the United States and South Korea for being “pro war fanatics of the South”. North Korea’s propaganda machine said “Our military and all the citizens are ready to deal with all, whether it is limited or full-scale war”.

The newest statement from North Korea reads “It is crystal-clear that the provocations will expand to the full-scale war not confined to limited war if the South fires at us with aircraft, war ships and missiles and the U.S. intervene in war with its up-to-date weapons,”

“It will not remain as limited to the Korean Peninsula if the all-out war breaks out on this soil,”

“We will punish provocative forces and invaders cruelly and protect the dignity and security of the people gloriously.”

Wikileaks – Zimbabwe displaces 25000 people to mine for diamonds, army forces villagers to mine

A Wikileaks cable revealed that around 25000 people were displaced because the Zimbabwe military wanted to clear the area for diamond mining.

A Wikileaks cable revealed that around 25000 people were displaced because the Zimbabwe military wanted to clear the area for diamond mining. The area was labeled as “government reserve area” and then the people were to be moved to a “farm” where they were to be provided with tents.

The area is bigger than several hundred square kilometers where the diamond mine was said to be and the area where the villagers were to be moved to was said to be “just rough bush” in the cable.

A Russian gold company then found gold at the location where the villagers were to be moved and then “Consequently, the military is now seeking an alternate relocation site for the villagers.”

The cable also explained of villagers being forced to feed the army and the army forced the villagers dig for diamonds.

The cable dates back to 2009.

The mentioned area in the cable was Marange.

The cable also explained that the reason for this was that Mugabe wanted to use the diamonds to “bail out the failed Zimbabwean economy”.

Brazil approves $178million budget for promoting “Schools Without Homophobia”

Brazil approved a $178 million budget to promote homosexual lifestyle and to fight "homophobia".

Brazil approved a $178 million budget to promote homosexual lifestyle and to fight “homophobia”. The program dubbed “Brazil without homophobia” will cypher the money to homosexual organization in order to promote the program.

The money will also be used to initiate the “Homophobia law” that makes it illegal to speak against homosexuals in the country. It does not end there. Brazil will use the money to promote “schools without homophobia” program that tries to teach children that homophobia is normal and should be accepted.

Many Brazil organizations and family groups have condemned the programs.