“Convenient Store Man” Real Life Hero

In a world full of bad guys getting away, wars raging, political discourse, it’s always good to pass on good news when possible. In this case here’s a convenient store owner who goes into action when a would-be robber threatens the store clerk. Maen Mdanat owner of the Axis convenient store (Tuscon, Arizona) for the past five years has earned himself the reputation of a neighborhood hero.

TCaptain-America-punches-Hitler-474x300he thief enters the store at 1:30 am Saturday, as he was making his demands Maen was watching from his office. That’s when he goes out and confronts the thug then starts to lead him out the door.

That’s when the dimwit sucker punches Maen. BUT it turns out Maen use to train with the Army Spec Ops unit and what happens next is reminiscent of Captain America landing a glorious right hook.

 

“SUPERPOWER for Hire” CoD & VICE look into the rise of PMC’s

The present trend of Private Military Corporations have struck a cord with people keeping a close eye on things. Call of Duty and VICE have tapped into this subject and go into what the possibilities might be in the not-so-distant future. It’s concerning and it’s real. Check out the teaser trailer below.

Yahoo To Create YouTube Competitor?

Back in December you may have heard people on YouTube ranting about having video’s on their channels flagged and restricted due to increasing copyright standards, naturally creating an uproar. Well looks like one company’s mistake is anothers opportunity.

As it stands right now according to Alexa, YouTube is the number 3 site in the entire world, falling behind Google and Facebook. But Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer is throwing the gauntlet down and stepping up to the video service giant with the intention to create a YouTube competitor. Marissa Meyer used to work at Google so she’s no schlub by any means, she clearly knows what she’s up against.

Though not much is know right now Yahoo is trying to pull some of YouTube’s elite talent away by offering better economic incentives. As Yahoo prepares to go head-to-head with YouTube, this new would-be video service wouldn’t exactly open it’s flood gates to anyone looking to start a channel and start making money off of ad revenues. Looks like they want to lock in some exclusive content creators first, a-la the early years of Youtube and if the site takes off they’ll open it up to everyone.

Yahoo executives have told video-makers and owners that the company can offer them better economics than they’re getting on YouTube, either by improving ad revenue or by offering guaranteed ad rates for their videos, Recode’s report says. Yahoo has offered extensive marketing, even on its home page, as well as allowing video producers the ability to sell advertising along with Yahoo’s sales force.

The way I see is whether you were or weren’t affected by YouTube tightening it’s restrictions this is a good thing. More competition among giant cooperations the better it is for the end-users or consumers. I’m excited to see a company daring to compete in an industry that seems to be pretty much claimed by Google.

I hope Yahoo strikes a nerve with people and opens up more options for those like us, trying to make a name for ourselves and share our content with as many people who want it.

Here’s to competition! May the best service win!

SOURCES [TechnoBuffalo, ReCode]

 

Christian Bale Visits Survivors & Memorial in Aurora

Christian Bale made a quiet trip to Aurora, Colorado, on Tuesday to visit victims of last week’s tragedy and to meet with medical personnel.

Bale, who was accompanied by his wife, Sibi Blazic, arranged the journey on his own. He contacted the Medical Center of Aurora saying he wanted to come, but asked that the media not be notified (he arrived at the center in an ambulance).

In Los Angeles, Warner Bros. said Bale was not representing the studio.

Aurora Medical Center interim president Bill Voloch told reporters that Bale spent 2 1/2 hours visiting with seven patients, two of whom were transported to the facility from another hospital.

“The patients were really happy to meet Bale. They are obviously big fans of his movies,” Voloch said. “It was good for the patients. We hope it was therapeutic for them, and all the staff really appreciated him coming.”

Bale also spent time with the medical staff who have been treating the vicitms of the shooting inside the Century Aurora 16 multiplex.

Among the patients whom Bale visited was Carey Rottman, who happily tweeted a picture taken of him and the star.

On Friday, Bale issued a brief statement expressing his sympathies to those impacted by the worst mass shooting in the country’s history.

“Words cannot express the horror that I feel,” he said at the time. “I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”

Last week, a Facebook petition urging Bale to visit the victims in Colorado emerged online.

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-Brian Lansangan
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