A Call To Stop Being Mean On Social Media And Off

The event that prompted this vlog was a Facebook Friend who posted this story:

“My grocery bill came to $16.17. I handed the cashier a $20 bill, a $1 bill, and two dimes. The cashier was confused and said that I overpaid him. I said “I know. Just punch it into the register.” He did not know what to do. I watched as he punched in $16.20 instead of $21.20.

The change machine spit out three pennies and the cashier hesitantly handed me back the $1 bill I gave him that was still in his hand. He put the $20 bill in the register. I did not accept the $1 and told him that I should get $5 change. The cashier froze.

A manager came over and asked what the problem was. I told him that I gave the cashier a $20 bill and a $1 bill on a $16 total. The manager paused and thought for a few moments, looked at the register and asked the cashier if I gave him a $20 bill. Thankfully, the cashier said yes. The manager then gave me a $5 bill.

So much for math training.”

That was mean. That store clerk may be holding a job he doesn’t want or had a bad day or something else. To basically play mind games with him and all to make one feel better than him was evil. Just plain evil.

We have to treat each other better than that reflects. He could have just told the poor man “Hey, I need 5$, so I will give you $21.17.” That is easy. But rather than do that he was mean. And again for no reason at all.

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Colin Kaepernick Expects To Play For NFL Team This Season

Colin Kaepernick Expects To Play For NFL Team This Season

Per his lawyer Mark Geragos on CNN a moment ago, Colin Kaepernick is expected to and expects to play in the National Football League this season.

Geragos offered the name of a possible new home: with the Carolina Panthers. But he said that in total there were three teams that could be the one Kaepernick winds up with this NFL Season.

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David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes (Official Video)

Official music video for Ashes To Ashes by David Bowie.

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Do you remember a guy that’s been
In such an early song?
I’ve heard a rumor from Ground Control
Oh no, don’t say it’s true
They got a message from the Action Man
“I’m happy, hope you’re happy too
I’ve loved all I’ve needed, love
Sordid details following”
The shrieking of nothing is killing, just
Pictures of Jap girls in synthesis and I
Ain’t got no money and I ain’t got no hair
But I’m hoping to kick but the planet it’s glowing
Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom’s a junkie
Strung out in heaven’s high
Hitting an all-time low
Time and again I tell myself
I’ll stay clean tonight
But the little green wheels are following me
Oh no, not again
I’m stuck with a valuable friend
“I’m happy, hope you’re happy too”
One flash of light but no smoking pistol
I never done good things (I never done good things)
I never done bad things (I never done bad things)
I never did anything out of the blue, woh-o-oh
Want an axe to break the ice
Wanna come down right now
Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
We know Major Tom’s a junkie
Strung out in heaven’s high
Hitting an all-time low
My mother said, to get things done
You’d better not mess with Major Tom
My mother said, to get things done
You’d better not mess with Major Tom
My mother said, to get things done
You’d better not mess with Major Tom
My mother said, to get things done
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Performing “Social” with the Valentines Bear

Had a blast playing at Sitting Shotgun Company’s Lonely Hearts Party this Valentine’s Day! All music is written, produced and performed by Lyda, with special guest-the Valentine’s Bear ❤️🐻

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Grand Lake Theater Oakland Marquee Blasts Trump National Emergency

Grand Lake Theater Owner Allan Michaan’s at it again, and in a good way. The marquee of his famous movie house at 3200 Grand Avenue (corner of Grand and Lake Park) has what may be one of the longest, and certainly most testy messages.

This one is related to the so-called “National Emergency” that President Donald Trump claimed existed on Friday and only because he didn’t get the $5 billion in funding for a boarder wall we don’t need.

The new Grand Lake Theater marquee was spotted by dannikinskywalker on Instagram who wrote

Glad to see they’re still speaking #truthtopower at the magestic #GrandLakeTheater in #Oakland #CA missing the days when I lived just a few short blocks from here!


YouTube Just Giving Zennie62 Content ID, Will Firm Compensate For Years Of Theft?

YouTube Just Giving Zennie62 Content ID, Will Firm Compensate For Years Of Theft?

After years of asking for YouTube Content ID to be applied to my Zennie62 YouTube Channel, finally, today, I get it.

And guess what? The system has identified (so far) 62 videos-blogs that I made, which were then reuploaded to another YouTube Channel without my knowledge or permission.

And I don’t mean part of a vlog, but the whole thing.

I am happy I finally have what have been granted to me years ago. But will YouTube compensate me for money either it or the other YouTubers made from those video-blogs?

Look, the overall payment to me may be micro-small but it’s the principle of the thing. It’s just the right thing to do.

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VidBlogger Nation New Video TV Network by Marc Scarpa

http://bit.ly/2TyXtNQ VidBlogger Nation New Video TV Network by Marc Scarpa vlog interview with Zennie Abraham – vlog produced by Zennie Abraham Zennie62 Blog http://bit.ly/1d6iMwr – youtube video
A Zennie Abraham YouTube Vlog Zennie62, Oakland’s 1st YouTube Partner Channel, covers San Diego Comic Con, NFL Draft, Oakland Raiders, CES Las Vegas, The Academy Awards – CBS SF Bay Area Follow @Zennie62 on Twitter
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VidBlogger Nation Launches as First of its Kind Social TV Network on Comcast Xfinity on Demand

Marc Scarpa, veteran director and executive producer of live interactive media events, has launched the first of it’s kind social TV network with Comcast Xfinity On Demand, called VidBlogger Nation, that brings popular local YouTube talent into the living room of millions. I caught up with Scarpa on his recent visit to San Francisco where he met with several of his local VidBloggers, including Zennie62, who joined Scarpa in this interview. (See Zennie’s article here: http://bit.ly/2Sv3mhZ)

VidBlogger Nation is shot on location by local video bloggers in 10 key markets, including Philadelphia, New Jersey, New England, Atlanta, South Florida, Michigan, Denver, Portland, Sacramento, and San Francisco. The episodes are short 3-5 minute narrative shorts by unique voices from across the country who share colorful stories of people, places and things in their city from a first-person perspective. The VidBlogger Nation roll-out will initially include three full seasons for each market, with over 240 episodes available so far on Comcast Xfinity On Demand local, and they’re in the process of shooting 120 more.

“We’re using a lot of social platforms in order to engage conversation in and around the content that we’re creating. We’re using Facebook, YouTube and obviously Twitter, in conjunction with distributing the content over Comcast On Demand. So really, what distinguishes us from other types of networks is, we’re not a technology platform, we’re really focused on that conversation between the video bloggers themselves and of course amongst their audience.”

Scarpa says that they look at their audience more as followers and friends than as viewers to the point that the VidBloggers are really involved with the audience on an honest and genuine way.

“Because it’s their voice that’s being carried throughout the network. It’s their points of view, it’s their opinions, stories, and experiences that they’re sharing with that audience, and the audience actually helps them create their content.” via IFTTT

Oakland Raiders Start Coliseum JPA Lease Extension Talks, SF NFL Move Dead

The Oakland Raiders have restarted talks with the Oakland Coliseum JPA. That news came to this vlogger Thursday night via a well-placed source (which, I really hate using that tired term, but it will do for now). The idea of San Francisco as a temporary home is off the table.

At any rate, the discussions are very sensitive, so don’t expect the Raiders to cough up any information in the next few days, or until all is done. The focus of the negotiations between the Raiders President Marc Badain and Managing Owner Mark Davis, and the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Joint Powers Authority Board of Directors, is a proposed lease extension that’s said to have a rent level of $7.5 million. However, that version of the lease extension is not the only one: another one was crafted such that if the City of Oakland wins the lawsuit filed against the Raiders, the JPA would give back $2 million or if the Raiders won the lawsuit, they would get back $2 million. Still, a third version of the proposed lease extension may not include a lease extension. That’s on the Coliseum side.

The Raiders have wanted the City of Oakland to drop the lawsuit, and so Mark Davis based his entire episode of searching for a new temporary home on the City of Oakland’s legal action. But, Davis either forgot, or did not know, that the Coliseum JPA paid the Raiders game day expenses every year for 23 years, totally a present value of $207 million – something no other stadium authority would match, even in Las Vegas.

The Coliseum is the Raiders best choice. Moreover, Mark’s father, Al Davis, had his Raiders play in the Oakland Coliseum, even during active lawsuits between the City of Oakland, the County of Alameda, and the Raiders Organization.

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