Monday, November 30, 2015 Modern Day Slavery

Cyber-Slavery at
extends beyond warehouse locations
It's cyber-Monday, but if you're anything like I once was, you've already purchased more than a few gifts for this season from by now.

And why not? They seem like a great company, right? They deliver things quickly, they have the best prices and if something goes wrong, they fix it, right?


There is something seriously up with the news agencies in the United States. They report Amazon's response's to claims of slave conditions, but not the claims themselves, nor have they bothered to work the story that hard.

Then again, American news outlets are owned by a handful of names, and those names make more money off of us if we don't know about modern day slave conditions than if we do.

But that's where I come in. And that's where news programs like the BBC's Panorama come in

Monday, November 2, 2015

One to Watch: Parris Goebel

Parris & her crew in the record-breaking "Sorry" video
Over the weekend, Billboard 200 announced that history was written last week. Adele's new Hello video broke YouTube viewing records, nearly doubling the number of views Taylor Swift snatched when she broke YouTube viewing records earlier this year with her ridiculously amazing Bad Blood video.

And as much as I love Adele, the video I was replaying all week, both online and in my head, was not her Hello video, but the other video Billboard wrote about in their announcement: Justin Beiber's Sorry video.

That's right. I said Justin Bieber. I'm kind of mad about that. I can't stand the guy. Ever since he wrote those awful things in the Anne Frank Museum guestbook, I've crossed him off as worse than a Nissy. Something much worse. But he's not in the video. Nope.

So how did it break records anyway?