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English: A key topic of this blog certainly is Bullying, and what can be done against it.
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Monday, August 31, 2009

"Bullying? No Way!" - Get Your Avatar Banner Today!


Bullying ...
... a serious issue, that affects more and more people around the globe, offline and online, young and old.

You have the possibility to make a statement, to make yourself heard and known, to put your foot down and say:


"Bullying? No Way!"

Every one of us is only a single person. But so is every Bully out there.

Bullies are aggressive, derogative and mean. Bullies hurt people.

But they are only so many.

We, who disapprove of what they do, and who possibly even got bullied ourselves once on a while (or still are?) - we are many. We are legion

And yet: We are like Snowflakes. Is that a bad thing?
Well, yes and no ...

Each single one of us may be weak, and no match to a Bully. We may get hurt, and, very well, even crushed by them.

But: We are many. Many Snowflakes, who can be there for each other, support each other and help each other out. Many Snowflakes, who can unite, and set a powerful sign.

Many Snowflakes ... who can create an avalanche - just by being there, and by no longer accepting the ways of those who overstep rules, who torment those they deem weak and who get their kicks from making other people feel bad.

Let's create this avalanche. Let's set a sign. Let us all be a part of this, and say:


"Bullying? No Way!"

Respect the Snowflake ...

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You can find all information and the respective links
in the video's info box.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

David Archuleta, SOMEBODY OUT THERE - sung by Troye Sivan

Note: Find this song by Troye Sivan also in the video
"Dear Kel - A Letter from Igor"
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SOMEBODY OUT THERE
(by David Archuleta)


Sittin' all alone in your room
Thinkin' that the world's let you down
All you ever wanted to do is trust someone to always be around
You've had a lot of lessons to learn from
Some of them hit you so hard
And I keep believing someday you'll see, you don't have to be alone

CHORUS:
There's somebody out there, somebody somewhere
To show you the tenderness you need
Somebody to hold you when worries control you
I'd give anything if only you knew it was me
Ohh... mm..

I've been watchin' you go through all of these things for a while, oh
There's gotta be a way to bring you back
'Cause it's worth it when you smile, oh
It doesn't have to hurt you forever
It doesn't have to last too long, yeah
If you're wondering where to turn to
I hope that you know

There's somebody out there, somebody somewhere
To show you the tenderness you need
Somebody to hold you when worries control you
I'd give anything if only you knew it was me

I wanna be there when you're in need
I would never be long if you were waiting
When you gonna see, if you could only see

There's somebody out there, somebody somewhere
To show you the tenderness you need
Somebody to hold you when worries control you
I'd give anything if only you knew it was me

Hmm...

I'd give anything, oh
Anything at all
I think it's time that you knew it was me

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

THE HORSE BOY (2009) Trailer




A Film by Michel Orion Scott and Rupert Isaacson

Official Selection 2009 Sundance Film Festival


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How far would you travel to heal someone you love?

An intensely personal yet epic spiritual journey, THE HORSE BOY follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in a desperate attempt to treat his condition with shamanic healing.

When two-year-old Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson, a writer and former horse trainer, and his wife Kristin Neff, a psychology professor, sought the best possible medical care for their son — but traditional therapies had little effect.

Then they discovered that Rowan has a profound affinity for animals (particularly horses), and the family set off on a quest for a possible cure.

THE HORSE BOY is part travel adventure, part insight into shamanic tradition and part intimate look at the autistic mind. In telling one family's extraordinary story, the film gives voice to the thousands who display amazing courage and creativity everyday in the battle against this mysterious and heartbreaking epidemic.

The filmic companion to Isaacson's best-selling book of the same name and a festival favorite, this ravishing documentary odyssey gives insight into how, in lifes darkest moments, one can find the gateway to joy and wonder.

(Description courtesy of Zeitgeist Films)


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Please check out

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(US only)

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And please visit


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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cyber Bully JAILED


Check out this news ...
It was about time, don't you think?


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If you get bullied and harassed on YouTube:

Stand your ground.

Seek help.


Block him, but take care of giving him the hardest time possible, by all there is in means of legal possibilities, provided by the YT community!

And also don't hesitate to take legal advice and report the bully to the authorities, if possible.

You may become a victim, if someone starts bullying you, but you don't have to stay a victim.

Social Networking Sites have rules and guidelines, to protect the users, and people who overstep those rules, are subject to legal consequences, within the Network, or even beyond that.

Don't fight back one on one, though. Don't lower yourself down to your opponent's level.

But: Don't retreat, either.

You can be strong and smart! Bullies can only be mean, brutal, and dumb.

And please share this video. Pass it on to friends. Make the message heard.

--Michael


P.S.:
Here is the original news report about the incident.

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CANVAS Trailer


The official trailer to the movie CANVAS (2006)

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"This film is one of the finest portrayals of mental illness I have seen. Being a therapist myself, I know the stigma that comes with a family member being diagnosed with schizophrenia and this film does the struggle great justice.

The film follows the Marino family, who live in South Florida. Joe Panteliano plays the father, a struggling working class man whose wife (played beautifully by Marsha Gay Harden) has been diagnosed with schziophrenia.

They have a child named Chris who is struggling to find his own identity while dealing with his mother's troubling illness.

In the beginning of the film, we see Mary's attempts to connect with Chris through her artwork and his disappointment that she continues to paint the same scene over and over, a beach with a lighthouse. We come to discover through the movie that Mary holds onto this memory because it is one of the last times she was able to really be a mother to Chris.

Mary, like many people with mental illness, believes she does not need her medication and stops taking it. Mary decompensates one night during a thunderstorm and becomes very paranoid and ends up accidentally hurting Chris.

Mary is then taken to a hospital, where she stays for the remainder of the film.

Once Mary is hospitalized, the film turns its focus to John and Chris, both trying to hold together their family and both failing to do so.

John begins building a sailboat in the backyard, both to distract himself and to find comfort in an activity that he and Mary used to enjoy.

Chris turns to sewing t-shirts for his friends, and begins to make money doing so.

All the while, son and father are not connecting.

Mary's occasional visits home are disasterous and the family nearly breaks apart when Chris tries to destroy the boat John has been working on, in anger. In addition, John loses his job at the company he has worked for for 15 years and is now completely on his own.

John finally realizes that he is all his son has and makes an effort to connect with him, through fixing the boat. Chris uses the canvases from his mother's paintings to patch the sail (hence the title) and the two finally get to sail the boat together.

And finally, John even gets to fulfill a promise he made to Mary ... "

(taken from IMdB)

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Check out the official website of the movie:




from the movie

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CANVAS
(2006)
based on a true story

Directed by

featuring


Academy Award Winner

Introducing

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Live In The Moment

I know:

Certainly,
thoughout history,
not the first time,
that these (very right) things
have been thought,
and spoken out.

I know.

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But:

They need repeating,
on a regular basis,
as so many of us tend to forget them so rapidly.

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Plus:

I think it's a beautiful video.

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And:

It's been made by a remarkable young YouTuber,
who is funny,
and, all the same,
has something to say.

Not that this would be a contradiction in itself.

Therefore:

A visit to dillonedwardsTV is worth the while!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

True Colors

video


I see your true colors shining through

I see your true colors
And that's why I love you


So don't be afraid

To let them show


Your true colors

True colors

Are beautiful

Like a rainbow

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Happy Birthday, Carley.

--Michael




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Monday, August 10, 2009

... oops!


I just stumbled over a joke, and I thought:
Well, why not pass the torch ... so:
Here goes!

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Flooding has trapped a man inside his home. The water has risen so quickly that rescuers must come by boat to pick him up.

“No thanks,” he says.
“God will save me!”

The water rises until it is waist deep and another boat comes by to get the man.

“No thanks,” he says.
“God will save me!”

The man has to climb onto his house because the flood waters continue to rise. He stands on the peak of his roof waving off a helicopter that has come to pick him up.

“God will rescue me!” he shouts.

A short while later, unable to stay above the water, the man drowns.

When he gets to Heaven, he confronts God.

“Why didn’t you save me?!” the man yells.

“What do you mean?” asks God.
“I sent two boats and a helicopter!”

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Let's not.



Often enough,
this may be the consequence from


"Cogito, ergo sum - I think, therefore I am"

... if we allow that to happen.

Well ...

Let's not.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Chaz featuring Eric Kimbrough, (R)EVOLVE



(R)evolve
Chaz Featuring Eric Kimbrough (aka RawDeal)

The new song (and first official Single!) by
Chaz aka magicalchazwick
from YouTube.

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Chaz in his own words:

A message to the world, written by me (Chaz) and Eric. It was conceived to wake up everyone in the form of a catchy song. Along with a video that fits the theme of the earth evolving, as its revolving, (R)evolve plans to tackle the issues of the world today. It's also my first real single with a featured spot from the talented rapper, Raw Deal (Eric Kimbrough), who is also my uncle.

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LYRICS:

(R)evolve
Chaz Featuring Eric Kimbrough (aka RawDeal)


Chorus:
We evolve as the world revolves around.
Nothing's The Way It's Been Forever, We'll Move Forward Through The Weather.

We evolve as the world revolves around.
Together, We ain't gone never say never, the rough of the weather is making us better.

Verse #1 - Chaz
As a new age rolls on in,
we look back on our old sins,
we try to go back again,
but it's not the direction that we should be headin' in.

Forward, to a new generation,
we can try and look back but we can't go back again.
Forward, to a new consciousness,
look to the world and understand the truth.

Chorus:
We evolve as the world revolves around.
It's an evolution for some restitution, what's the resolution, yes inducing revolution, that's the resolution.

We evolve as the world revolves around.
Constant elevation coming to the nations, it's a revelation, yes a celebration, no more separation.

Verse #2 - RawDeal
Nothing stays the same, the human brain keeps evolving, Chaz gave Raw a call, now we both are problem solving,
While walking through the universe, I saw the earth revolving, Start talking with the stars, they shared some light and start resolving.

Justice for resolved, the city halls we overhauling, the homeless and the starving and the jobless gonna be ballin'
The elderly, we catchin' them, we not gonna let them fall down.
We used to tell the politicians Yes, we're telling them naw now.

We are not gonna crawl grounds, Now we standing tall.
Now, terrific when you lift your head instead of dreading all clouds.
Specifically, let's shift ahead. Hold on I gotta call now.

(I ain't got no money, got no friends tell no one it's true,
it's funny cuz i feel i'm at my end, tell me what to do.)

Cut your crew, follow through.. you feelin me? it's really up to you.
When life gives you lemons, watch it dissolve.
You must revoke negativity, get free and evolve.

Chorus:
We evolve as the world revolves around.
It's time for higher speaking, no more prior thinking, now our eyes are seeking what's behind the teachings.

We evolve as the world revolves around.
Now we mesmerizing, words are hypnotizing, worldly visions rising, all religions we should bridge 'em, so we're driven higher.

Verse #3 - Chaz
As a new world is on its way,
changes will come, it's safe to say...
our progress, what we've done so far, it just shows who we are.

Forward, it's the only direction,
the only path we can control what will happen,
Forward, to a new consciousness,
look to the world and understand the truth.

Chorus:
We evolve as the world revolves around.
It's an evolution for some restitution, what's the resolution, yes inducing revolution, that's the resolution.

We evolve as the world revolves around.
Constant elevation coming to the nation, it's a revelation, yes a celebration, no more separation.

Chorus:
We evolve as the world revolves around.
Nothing's The Way It's Been Forever, We'll Move Forward Through The Weather.

We evolve as the world revolves around.

Together, We ain't gone never say never, the rough of the weather is making us better!

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CREDITS:

Written by
Chaz (aka Magicalchazwick on YouTube) and Eric Kimbrough (aka RawDeal)

Recorded by
Chris Barnett at Blue Steel Pump Studios

Produced by
Chad Soderholm, Terrance Foster and Lori Allen

Video created by
Chaz and Chad Soderholm (aka the Trained Monkey)

P.S.: The other "Chaz" is not me :)


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You can download the song on:

iTunes

AmazonMP3

Rhapsody

Napster

eMusic
Just Search "(r)evolve chaz featuring eric kimbrough"

Lala

Limewire Store

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