Monday, September 1, 275760

Random Disclaimer: This is a blog.



9/23/14 EDIT: For in-depth video game information for various obscure RPGs, check out my gaming blog at http://not-another-gaming-blog.blogspot.com

5/29/12 EDIT: I've just created a new blog exclusively for ponies and pony-related news, WITHOUT the stressful news articles on this blog.  It's no Equestria Daily, nor will it ever be, but it's still a pony blog. Feel free to check it out if you please... http://brony-montana.blogspot.com


This blog contains some controversial posts concerning certain political issues and depressing news stories. If you find some of the content on my blog too controversial for your liking, or you're simply interested in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, go to http://www.dailymotion.com/MLPFiMVideos... That is my DailyMotion channel, which is filled with (almost) every episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic so far. If a new episode of MLP:FiM comes on, expect to see it on there within a few hours, unless I lose Internet access or my computer dies out on me, which tends to happen on occasion. It might help to take the edge off from hearing or seeing too much stressful stuff (i.e. some of the posts on my blog), and you may walk away with the realization that not ALL things pertaining to My Little Pony suck. In fact, in the case of FiM, it's AWESOME.

BTW, since DailyMotion absolutely ADORES putting ads all over the place, often ruining perfectly good videos by placing ads at the beginning, end, and occasionally, even the MIDDLE of many videos, please consider installing Adblock Plus for maximum pony enjoyment. DailyMotion can be a great deal better and more enjoyable than YouTube, but only if you use Adblock to get around the horribly annoying ads.

If you're interested in MLP:FiM, but you don't want to go to DailyMotion, either because of the annoying random ads or because the videos play slower there than on other sites, there are dozens, if not hundreds of channels on YouTube that have the entire first and second seasons uploaded to their channels, and they're all ad-free, too. I was planning on creating another YouTube channel to upload pony videos to, but it wouldn't allow me to upload videos past 15 minutes unless I gave a mobile phone number, and I don't have a mobile phone, and I'm NOT breaking these videos into parts.

If you're into ponies, but don't particularly feel like watching a pony episode at this point in time for some reason, or don't have the time to, there are still plenty of adorable pony pictures you can look at... I'll post a few links to pony image dumps immediately below.

Pony image dumps:
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/03/033015-sweetie-belle-image-dump.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/03/033015-scootaloo-image-dump-contains.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/03/033015-apple-bloom-image-dump-contains.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/03/032915-applejack-image-dump-contains-35.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/03/032915-rarity-image-dump-about-26-pics.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/03/032915-pinkie-pie-image-dump-31.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/03/032315-twilight-sparkle-image-dump-30.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/03/032315-fluttershy-image-dump-25-pics-of.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/03/032313-rainbow-dash-image-dump-30-pics.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/03/032315-pony-image-dump-3-contains-18.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/03/032315-pony-image-dump-2-13-pictures-of.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/03/032315-pony-image-dump-contains-about.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/01/010515-pic-dump-of-day-about-30-random.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2014/01/011514-fluttershy-image-dump-about-23.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2014/01/011514-pony-image-dump-4-contains-about.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2014/01/011514-random-pony-image-dump-3.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2014/01/011514-rainbow-dash-image-dump-2.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2014/01/011514-rainbow-dash-image-dump-contains.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2014/01/011514-applejack-image-dump-contains-20.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2014/01/011514-pony-image-dump-2-18-pics-mostly.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2014/01/011514-random-pony-image-dump-20-images.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2013/10/100213-random-pony-image-dump-mostly.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2013/09/092713-random-pony-image-dump-contains.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2013/09/092513-random-pony-image-dump-2-mostly.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2013/09/91913-random-pony-image-dump-2-about.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2013/09/091913-random-ponies-image-dump-over.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2013/09/091613-random-pony-image-dump-3-about.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2013/09/091613-spike-image-dump-about-80.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2013/09/091613-fluttershy-image-dump-about-30.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2013/09/091613-sunset-shimmer-image-dump-46.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2013/09/091613-random-pony-image-dump-2-about.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2013/09/091613-ponies-eating-meat-image-dump.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2013/09/091613-random-pony-image-dump-95-pics.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2012/08/pony-image-dump-of-day-8281256k-warning.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/05/052515-adorable-pony-image-dump-69-pics.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/05/052515-random-adorable-pony-image-dump.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/05/052515-random-adorable-pony-image-dump_25.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/05/052515-random-adorable-pony-image-dump_69.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/05/052515-random-adorable-pony-image-dump_0.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/05/052515-random-adorable-pony-image-dump_62.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/05/052515-random-adorable-pony-image-dump_86.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/05/052515-random-pony-image-dump-8-about.html
http://brony-montana.blogspot.com/2015/05/053115-huge-random-adorable-pony-image.html
If ponies aren't your thing, I understand. At any rate, I cannot stress enough that there are PLENTY of depressing pieces of news and controversial opinions about certain subjects on here. But if you can get past this disclaimer, you might find that this blog is fairly interesting and informative. I do my best to post interesting articles from various news sources, many of which provide a glimpse into the harsh realities of the world. Some of them may be easily accessed by searching your favorite news site or clicking on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, etc, whereas some other news stories are less known for various reasons.


BTW, I've noticed a few people have been searching for "Rainbow Dash Attack", basically a ponified version of the popular Adult Swim Flash game "Robot Unicorn Attack". If you want to play "Rainbow Dash Attack", follow the link below.
http://www.comdotgame.com/play/rainbow-dash-attack

If you just want to play the original version, Robot Unicorn Attack, feel free to follow this link...
http://games.adultswim.com/robot-unicorn-attack-twitchy-online-game.html

Saturday, December 31, 275555

A veritable encyclopedia of important links, including search engines, Pastebins, proxies, alternative news sources, etc.

Alternative Search Engines
 
001 http://www.mamma.com
002 https://blekko.com/
003 https://startpage.com/
004 https://ixquick.com
005 https://duckduckgo.com/
006 http://www.alltheweb.com
007 http://www.gigablast.com/
008 http://www.proxysearchengine.tk
009 http://74.125.47.132  (google)
010 http://gibiru.com/
011 http://filetram.com/  (file search)
012 http://www.worldcat.org/  (library search engine)
013 http://www.monstercrawler.com
014 http://searchalot.com
015 http://www.searchcanvas.com/
016 http://web.search.ch
017 http://mamma75.mamma.com
018 http://search.freecause.com/
019 http://www.general-files.com/  (file search)
020 http://www.ebook3000.com/ (free books)
021 http://www.sqfile.com  (file search)
022 http://www.zoozle.org/ (file search)
023 http://translate.google.com/
024 http://www.robtex.com/
025 http://95.154.230.253 (hide my ass)

Friday, January 3, 275000

A Comprehensive List of Suicide Crisis Hotlines across America

If you are feeling suicidal for any reason, please don't throw your life away. Instead, talk with someone you're close to or contact your local suicide hotline. Here is a comprehensive list of all the suicide hotlines across all 50 states.

 Information taken from  http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html . If you need more detailed information on the subject of suicide and how to deal with it, please go to the URL and check out any of the links on the left side of it. If you or a loved one or friend is expressing suicidal ideations or behavior, contact the hotline on the list that is nearest to you immediately. 

To find a particular suicide hotline or hotlines in your area, press Ctrl+F, and either type in your state of residence or the name of said hotline.

Thursday, November 30, 200000

List of Shelters for Domestic Abuse Victims

This list is designed to help victims of abuse escape their abusers and start building toward a better future for themselves. A very important part of this is leaving the abusers. In many situations it is extremely difficult to just up and leave these situations for a multitude of reasons. But there are safe places you can go. Provided in this document is a list of Shelters in ALL US states. You don't have to be a victim any longer. You have a voice and you deserve to use it. You deserve better. (For quick reference to your state hit Ctrl+F and simply type in your state)

Thursday, March 6, 2025

CISA 2.0 (Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act) Frequently Asked Questions

 https://www.accessnow.org/blog/2015/03/04/the-cisa-2.0-frequently-asked-questions-faq

What is CISA?

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. love their acronyms. “CISA” is the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA).

CISA is a bad bill. It would risk user privacy by encouraging companies to transfer private information. It also creates new risks by enabling the use of countermeasures or “hack backs,” which endanger the integrity of the internet and further risk exposure of private information. Yet, the bill seems to be a high priority for some members of Congress and we may see a floor vote within the next few months.


What does CISA do?

CISA’s primary mechanism is to facilitate the transfer of “cyber threat indicators,” which are defined broadly enough to include private information such as email content or personal identities.1 CISA even protects companies that transfer “cyber threat indicators” that other privacy laws would have protected.2 It also ensures that companies that pass on information will be protected against court action — liability limits that disincentivize companies from adequately protecting user privacy.
In addition, the bill does little to allow users to enforce their rights even when companies violate the few privacy protections found in the bill. Knowing when rights have been violated would pose its own challenge. CISA’s transparency provisions wouldn’t allow us to know the full impact on users (in fact, it exempts this information from disclosure under federal open government laws).

How can we stop CISA?

First off, you sign our petition.

Then, you can call or write your senators, particularly Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Dianne Feinstein, to express your concerns. You can also reach out to your local representative to let them know cybersecurity legislation should protect your rights.

Do they really need my personal information?

No, they don’t. Security experts have made clear that personal information need not be shared in order for us to maintain our cybersecurity. Alex Stamos, the Chief Information Security Officer at Yahoo! recently said that while information sharing is easy to discuss, it doesn’t fall into the top ten most effective things the government can do to protect users. Even if companies attempt to go beyond CISA’s requirements and remove private information, advanced analytics might still be used on the “cyber threat indicators” to gain access to identities.

What would companies be able to do with personal information after it is collected?

The bill does little to ensure companies would strip private information before passing “cyber threat indicators" to other companies and the government. CISA requires companies to review “cyber threat indicators” and remove what is known to be private at the time of transfer, however a company would not have to remove information it suspects to be private — or which may be used in conjunction with other information that can identify a user.3


But won’t CISA make the internet more secure?

CISA may actually make the internet less secure.

The bill contains a provision enabling the deployment of countermeasures, also referred to as “hack backs,” which enable a company to take action in response to threats to their network.4 While the bill enables countermeasures to protect the rights of a network owner, owners are only prohibited from intentionally destroying other systems. If they perceive that they are acting based on their rights, and they end up causing damage to other systems, they may not be liable. For instance, a malicious hacker may use a botnet, causing companies to use countermeasures that affect innocent users with no knowledge or intent to participate.

Will the National Security Agency (NSA) be involved?
CISA requires the direct transfer of “cyber threat indicators” to every appropriate agency, including the NSA. That would give the NSA immediate access to massive new datasets, even as Congress has so far failed to pass reforms in the wake of revelations about NSA surveillance.5

Is CISA already a law? Who’s behind it?

No. A draft of the bill was recently circulated to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence by Chairman Burr. As of March 4, 2015, the bill has not yet been formally introduced. Vice Chairman Feinstein introduced a version of the bill last year, though it never made it to a vote by the full Senate. While this is the second iteration of CISA, there have been a number of information sharing bills floated around Congress, in this and previous sessions.

How does President Obama feel about the bill?

While President Obama twice threatened to veto the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), a similar bill from the House of Representatives, he never made the same threat against CISA, probably because it never made it to a Senate vote. The president did recently introduce his own legislative proposal, which, while not good, is not as bad as CISA.

But now that Sony and Anthem have been victims of high-profile hacks, and President Obama has hosted his own cybersecurity summit, there’s a lot of pressure on him to sign effective cybersecurity legislation. That legislation should not be CISA. President Obama should stand by his past opposition to CISPA and reject the similarly awful CISA.

Here is a letter from Access and a number of other privacy groups urging President Obama to pledge to veto the previous version of CISA.

How do other experts feel about the bill?

Access recently co-signed a joint letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee urging a rejection of the bill. It was signed by dozens of leading digital rights groups, academics, and technologists. You can read the letter here.


What are the alternatives to information sharing legislation?

The government should pass legislation that promotes proper digital hygiene, such as the use two-factor authentication and indicators of phishing attacks, and encourages companies to do the same. It could encourage the integration of digital security into education curriculums, so that students know how to protect themselves and learn about career opportunities. The government could also implement a federal bug bounty program to encourage individuals to find and report bugs.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Episode Links

Here is the list of all the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic episodes currently uploaded to DailyMotion on the channel  http://dailymotion.com/MLPUploads... All uploads are in 720p. This list will expand with time, and will grow to include all three of the Equestria Girls movies and the shorts for the latter two as well. The episodes will be listed in broadcast order.

Season 1 -

S1E1 - Mare in the Moon http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x497y87_my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-1-mare-in-the-moon_shortfilms

S1E2 - Elements of Harmony http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x497yad_my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-2-the-elements-of-harmony_shortfilms

S1E3 - The Ticket Master http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x497yff_my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-3-the-ticket-master_shortfilms

S1E4 - Applebuck Season http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x497yjz_my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-4-applebuck-season_shortfilms

S1E5 - Griffon The Brush-Off http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x497ynx_my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-5-griffon-the-brush-off_tv

S1E6 - Boast Busters http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x497ypy_my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-6-boast-busters_shortfilms

S1E7 - Dragonshy http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49e5u9_1x07-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-7-dragonshy-720p_fun

S1E8 - Look Before You Sleep http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49efjh_1x08-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-8-look-before-you-sleep-720p_fun

S1E9 - Bridle Gossip http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49epqb_1x09-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-9-bridle-gossip-720p_fun

S1E10 - Swarm Of The Century http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49f6yy_1x10-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-10-swarm-of-the-century_fun

S1E11 - Winter Wrap-Up http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49fsbj_1x11-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-11-winter-wrap-up-720p_fun

S1E12 - Call of the Cutie http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49gdi7_1x12-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-12-call-of-the-cutie-720p_fun

S1E13 - Fall Weather Friends http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49o50p_1x13-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-13-fall-weather-friends-720p_fun

S1E14 - Suited For Success http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49p868_1x14-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-season-1-episode-14-suited-for-success_fun

S1E15 - Feeling Pinkie Keen http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49pucn_1x15-my-little-pony-season-1-episode-15-feeling-pinkie-keen_fun

S1E16 - Sonic Rainboom http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49q3rf_1x16-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-sonic-rainboom_fun

S1E17 - Stare Master http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49qbuo_1x17-my-little-pony-season-1-episode-17-stare-master_fun

S1E18 - The Show Stoppers http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x49qhi0_1x18-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-the-show-stoppers_fun

Pending:
S1E19 - A Dog And Pony Show
S1E20 - Green Isn't Your Color
S1E21 - Over A Barrel
S1E22 - A Bird In The Hoof
S1E23 - The Cutie Mark Chronicles
S1E24 - Owl's Well That Ends Well
S1E25 - Party Of One
S1E26 - The Best Night Ever

Season 2 -
S2E1 - The Return of Harmony Part 1
S2E2 - The Return of Harmony Part 2
S2E3 - Lesson Zero
S2E4 - Luna Eclipsed
S2E5 - Sisterhooves Social
S2E6 - The Cutie Pox
S2E7 - May The Best Pet Win!
S2E8 - The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well
S2E9 - Sweet and Elite
S2E10 - Secret of My Excess
S2E11 - Hearth's Warming Eve
S2E12 - Family Appreciation Day
S2E13 - Baby Cakes
S2E14 - The Last Roundup (Original)
S2E15 - The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000
S2E16 - Reed It And Weep
S2E17 - Hearts and Hooves Day
S2E18 - A Friend In Deed
S2E19 - Putting Your Hoof Down
S2E20 - It's About Time
S2E21 - Dragon Quest
S2E22 - Hurricane Fluttershy
S2E23 - Ponyville Confidential
S2E24 - MMMystery on the Friendship Express
S2E25 - A Canterlot Wedding, Part 1
S2E26 - A Canterlot Wedding, Part 2

Season 3 -

S3E01 - The Crystal Empire, Part 1
S3E02 - The Crystal Empire, Part 2
S3E03 - Too Many Pinkie Pies
S3E04 - One Bad Apple
S3E05 - Magic Duel
S3E06 - Sleepless in Ponyville
S3E07 - Wonderbolt Academy
S3E08 - Apple Family Reunion
S3E09 - Spike At Your Service
S3E10 - Keep Calm and Flutter On
S3E11 - Just For Sidekicks
S3E12 - Games Ponies Play
S3E13 - Magical Mystery Cure

Season 4 -

S4E1 - Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 1
S4E2 - Princess Twilight Sparkle, Part 2
S4E3 - Castle Mane-ia
S4E4 - Daring Don't
S4E5 - Flight To The Finish
S4E6 - Power Ponies
S4E7 - Bats!
S4E8 - Rarity Takes Manehattan
S4E9 - Pinkie Apple Pie
S4E10 - Rainbow Falls
S4E11 - Three's A Crowd
S4E12 - Pinkie Pride
S4E13 - Simple Ways
S4E14 - Filli Vanilli
S4E15 - Twilight Time
S4E16 - It Ain't Easy Being Breezies
S4E17 - Somepony To Watch Over Me
S4E18 - Maud Pie
S4E19 - For Whom The Sweetie Belle Toils
S4E20 - Leap of Faith
S4E21 - Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3
S4E22 - Trade Ya
S4E23 - Inspiration Manifestation
S4E24 - Equestria Games
S4E25 - Twilight's Kingdom, Part 1
S4E26 - Twilight's Kingdom, Part 2

Season 5

S5E1 - The Cutie Map, Part 1
S5E2 - The Cutie Map, Part 2
S5E3 - Castle Sweet Castle
S5E4 - Bloom and Gloom
S5E5 - Tanks For The Memories
S5E6 - Appleoosa's Most Wanted
S5E7 - Make New Friends But Keep Discord
S5E8 - The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone

Pending Episodes

S5E9 - Slice of Life
S5E10 - Princess Spike
S5E11 - Party Pooped
S5E12 - Amending Fences
S5E13 - Do Princesses Dream of Magic Sheep?
S5E14 - Canterlot Boutique
S5E15 - Rarity Investigates!
S5E16 - Made in Manehattan
S5E17 - Brotherhooves Social
S5E18 - Crusaders of the Lost Mark
S5E19 - The One Where Pinkie Pie Knows
S5E20 - Hearthbreakers
S5E21 - Scare Master
S5E22 - What About Discord?
S5E23 - The Hooffields and McColts
S5E24 - The Mane Attraction
S5E25 - The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 1
S5E26 - The Cutie Re-Mark - Part 2

Season 6

S6E1 - The Crystalling - Part 1
S6E2 - The Crystalling - Part 2
S6E3 - The Gift Of The Maud Pie
S6E4 - On Your Marks
S6E5 - Gauntlet Of Fire
S6E6 - No Second Prances
S6E7 - Newbie Dash
S6E8 - A Hearth's Warming Tale
S6E9 - Saddle Row & Rec
S6E10 - Applejack's "Day" Off
S6E11 - Flutter Brutter
S6E12 - Spice Up Your Life
S6E13 - ????


Movies:
Equestria Girls Part 1:
Equestria Girls Part 2:
Equestria Girls Part 3:
Rainbow Rocks Shorts:
Rainbow Rocks Part 1:
Rainbow Rocks Part 2:
Friendship Games Shorts:
Friendship Games Part 1:
Friendship Games Part 2:

Future Movies:
Legend of Everfree Shorts:
Legend of Everfree Part 1:
Legend of Everfree Part 2:
Legend of Everfree Part 3?:

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Game Studio's Plan To Deal With Critic Of Games: Sue Him To Hell

 https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160318/07323233952/game-studios-plan-to-deal-with-critic-games-sue-him-to-hell.shtml

There are lots of dumb ways for companies to combat online critics. You can simply claim copyright over the criticism as a way to try to silence it, although that tends to end poorly for the silencer thanks to public backlash. You can go to the court to ask for an injunction against the critic as a way to try to silence it, although that tends to end poorly for the silencer thanks to the Streisand Effect. Or you can ask the courts to test whether the criticism amounts to defamation, although, again, The Streisand Effect, the public backlash, and the fact that those types of suits are rarely successful.

This story is an extended example of the last of those, with game developer Digital Homicide deciding to file suit against game critic Jim Sterling to the tune of ten million dollars, all because Sterling's shtick is to post online reviews mocking what he considers to be crappy video games.
Digital Homicide claims Sterling, whose real name is James Stanton, has "falsely accused [Digital Homicide] and caused damage" to the company. According to court documents, the company is asking for $2.26 million in direct product damage; $4.3 million in emotional, reputational, and financial distress; and $5 million in punitive damage requests. That adds up to $10.76 million, and it's nothing to scoff at.
The claims are, frankly, ludicrous, but they're the kind you occasionally see levied against an online critic. As most of you will know, the claims being made will typically need to be shown to have been willfully fallacious to get past what will surely be Sterling's defense, that his criticism is either his opinion or that it is valid, or both. The monetary damages asked for are equally silly. The only real potential meat to this whole thing is the accusation that Sterling falsely accused Digital Homicide of committing offenses or crimes.
In an article titled "Digital Homicide And The Case Of The Sockpuppet Developers," Sterling remarked that another Digital Homicide game, Galactic Hitman, had artwork taken from elsewhere. Specifically, it may have been lifted from an artist on DeviantArt. Sterling later edited the piece to say it "may" have been purchased from Shutterstock, an online repository of media. In the lawsuit, Digital Homicide presented a July 2015 receipt for a Shutterstock subscription.

As Sterling dug into other companies Digital Homicide was connected to, he discovered that the people behind the studio had also started a company called ECC Games, which seemed to take its name from a different game publisher in Poland. Digital Homicide points to a line in Sterling's article where he argued it could lead to "potential legal trouble for folks who rebranded and accidentally defamed a completely different studio." In the piece, Sterling spoke with the Polish publisher, who said it had "already taken legal actions."
In other words, you have a commentator or critic raising the issue of potential legal issues, while not directly claiming them to exist as a matter of certainty. That couching language is likely going to mean that the false accusation portion of the suit will fail, as there's very little difference between how Sterling discusses this and how any media outlet deals with the existence of potential criminal or civil actions.

And that's really all a side show, because the fact is that Digital Homicide appears to be chiefly angry about the criticism of its games as levied by Sterling.
The drama began when Sterling published a 10-minute video of Digital Homicide's first-person shooter Slaughtering Grounds in November 2014, dubbing it the "new" worst game of 2014 "contender" and a game where "the awfulness just doesn't stop." The game did not get much attention outside of Sterling's videos; in fact, one of Sterling's critical videos is the second Google result for Slaughtering Grounds and the first result when you do a search on YouTube. In response to this criticism, Digital Homicide published two videos — both removed, though archived on Sterling's channel — where the developers call Sterling "a fucking idiot" and accuse him of not playing the game correctly.

In another — again, now deleted — post, Digital Homicide explained its position.

"In the sole instance of Jim Sterling's 'Squirty Play' video," said the developer, "We find the usage of the terms 'WORST GAME OF 2014 CONTENDER!' and 'Absolute Failure' to describe the entirety of our product while not actually evaluating it in its entirety unfair and unreasonable use of our copyright material. While the reader may disagree with our claim, we believe the unbiased perspective of a court will agree there has been a violation of our copyright and for this reason we will be pursuing an attorney and proceeding with our complaint."
That last bit had originally come along with a DMCA takedown of Sterling's review, but Sterling appealed the takedown to YouTube, which put the video back up, because the claim that this kind of criticism is copyright infringement is insane.

So, how's everyone in the public reacting to the DMCA takedowns and the lawsuit? Well, Digital Homicide had put up a crowdsourcing site to fund its legal efforts against Sterling, but had to take it down because of the sheer number of people trolling the page. The press, meanwhile, is reporting on this issue, and not in a manner favorable to Digital Homicide. In true Streisand Effect form, Sterling's reviews are spreading as a result, and Digital Homicide comes off looking petty.

In other words, they had better win that ten million dollars, because it doesn't sound like the public is going to be happily buying their games at the same volume as they did before all this nonsense began.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Texas mother accused of putting 2-year-old child in oven

http://wtnh.com/2016/03/20/texas-mother-accused-of-putting-child-in-oven/

GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) — Officials say a Texas woman has been charged after her 2-year-old daughter suffered burns and witnesses said she told them she’d put the child in the oven.

The Somervell County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that deputies were called late Thursday to a home because a child had burns. The sheriff’s office says witnesses told deputies upon arrival that 35-year-old Tasha Shontell Hatcher said she’d put her child in the oven.

Hatcher was charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury and arraigned Saturday. Bond was set at $300,000. It wasn’t immediately known whether Hatcher has a lawyer.

The child was taken to a Dallas hospital.

Somervell County is located southwest of Fort Worth.

Man 'Flashes' Handgun, Gets Arrested on Weapons Charges: New London, Connecticut Police

http://patch.com/connecticut/newlondon/man-flashes-handgun-gets-arrested-weapons-charges-new-london-police

New London resident Ulpiano Lugo, 35, was arrested overnight Wednesday on Colman Street after
police said he was seen ”flashing” a handgun around.

No shots or injuries were reported, but police said the incident remains under investigation.
Police added that Lugo has been convicted of a felony in the past.

Lugo was spotted by witnesses flashing the handgun near the Nowhere Cafe on Colman, writes The Day. When police arrived, they found him nearby and found a .22 caliber handgun in his possession.

He was charged with criminal possession of a handgun, carrying a pistol without a permit, breach of peace and interfering with police, and was held in lieu of a $75,000 bond.

New London, Connecticut Teen Attacks Ex-Girlfriend, Police Allege

http://patch.com/connecticut/newlondon/new-london-teen-attacks-ex-girlfriend-police-allege

Norwich Police arrested an 18-year-old New London resident after an alleged altercation took place on Feb. 1.

According to The Day, New London man Jonathan L. Morrison, 45 Redden Ave., allegedly harassed his 17-year-old ex-girlfriend via texts and Twitter after she broke up with him.

The victim alleges that Morrison encountered her in a parking lot after her school day was over, physically grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.

Morrison was charged with the following:

  • Assault in the third degree
  • Breach of peace
  • Harassment in the second degree
  • Sexual assault in the first degree
  • Unlawful restraint in the first degree
The victim reported breaking up with Morrison after she found out about alleged domestic violences situations from his past.

He was held on $250,000 bond and issued a Feb. 10 court date, which was continued.

2 Fugitive Murder Suspects Held Overnight in New London, Connecticut

http://patch.com/connecticut/newlondon/2-fugitives-murder-suspects-held-overnight-new-london

NEWPORT, RI—A Newport woman and a Providence man arrested after a police chase in Connecticut will soon return to Rhode Island to face murder charges for the alleged killing of a South Carolina man at a Middletown, R.I., hotel on Tuesday.

But questions remain about how Mark J. Lussier, 51, of Mount Pleasant, SC, ended up dead and partially submerged in a bathtub at the Quality Inn on West Main Road and why he was with Lavern Price, 49, of Newport and Todd Sullo, 41, of Providence before he was murdered.

Middletown, R.I. Police Lt. Jason Ryan at a Friday press conference did not reveal many details about the homicide investigation beyond what police released on Thursday: Lussier was discovered in the room by hotel staff who called police at around 3:48 p.m. on Tuesday and Price and Sullo were identified as suspects by police after detectives learned they were at the hotel with the victim.

The couple was tracked as they left New York City in the victim's car and apprehended after they crashed on Interstate 95 with members of the Connecticut State Police on their tail.

Both were held overnight to be arraigned on fugitive from justice charges in New London, Conn., Ryan said, and would be extradited to Rhode Island to face charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy.

Russo is also facing charges of reckless driving, obstruction and motor vehicle theft from Connecticut police.

Ryan said that the discovery of Lussier's body was not initially deemed suspicious but the results of an autopsy showed his death was a homicide. As the investigation switched gears, Ryan said, detectives worked quickly to find Sullo and Price and their prompt arrest was the result of strong cooperation between multiple agencies.

"I would also like to thank the hard work by the men and women of the Middletown Police Department for their professionalism. . . investigating this crime," Ryan said.

Ryan also expressed condolences to the Lussier's family, saying he hoped that "with the apprehension you are able to find closure and comfort."

Ryan would not elaborate on any other details about the investigation, including a possible motive, the circumstances that led to Lussier being in the same room with Price and Sullo or the cause of Lussier's death.

Andrea Bagnall Degos, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health, said the state Medical Examiner has not yet determined a cause of death.

Police Seize Crack Cocaine, Smith and Wesson Revolver From New London, Connecticut Home

http://patch.com/connecticut/newlondon/police-seize-crack-cocaine-smith-wesson-revolver-new-london-home

New London Police seized 13.7 grams of crack cocaine, a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver and $585 in U.S. currency from 7 Griswold Court, Apt. #2, in New London after a 4 a.m. search and seizure operation on Friday, March 11.

The warrant service resulted in the arrest of four men: Shaquan Seales, 21; Rakim Seales, 20; Khalil Hipps, 35; and Raekqwon Edwards, 21. All four were charged with the following:
  • Possession of Cocaine
  • Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Sell
  • Possession Of Cocaine With Intent to Sell, Within 1,500 Feet of School
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Operating a Drug Factory
Members of the New London Police Department's Vice and Intelligence Section and members of the of the CT State Police Emergency Services Unit and the CT State Police Narcotics Task Force-Eastern Division executed the warrant.

Anyone who has information concerning narcotics or drugs is encouraged to contact the New London Police Department's Vice and Intelligence Section at 860-447-5288. Anonymous information can be submitted via the New London Tips 411 system.

Possible Overdose Victim ID'd By New London, Connecticut Police

http://www.theday.com/policefirecourts/20160314/police-identify-man-who-died-in-new-london-last-thursday-of-suspected-drug-overdose

New London — Police have identified the man who died last Thursday of a possible drug overdose at Dunkin' Donuts on Broad Street as 23-year-old Joseph A. Perdomo.

Police and firefighters responded to the Dunkin' Donuts at 175 Broad St. for a report of an unresponsive man in the bathroom. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deputy Police Chief Peter Reichard said last Thursday that it appears to be a possible drug overdose, but the cause of death is under investigation. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

Perdomo's last address is unknown by police.

Protester Viciously Kicked, Punched at Trump Rally in Arizona

http://patch.com/connecticut/newlondon/s/fntb1/protester-viciously-kicked-punched-at-trump-rally-in-arizona

A Donald J. Trump rally in Tucson, AZ that was marked by repeated interruptions from the audience turned violent Saturday evening, when a protester being escorted from the arena was kicked and punched by a member of the crowd.

In another incident at the same event, Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, appeared to grab a protester by the collar, while another man interacted physically with the protester as well. That incident was caught on video as well, and posted to Twitter by a reporter for CBS.

Multiple outlets are reporting that the man who appeared to punch the protestor was later arrested by local law enforcement. NBC News reported that the man's name was Tony Pettway, 32, and that he was was charged with assault with injury, a misdemeanor.

The punching incident occurred as two protesters — one wearing an American flag and carrying a sign with a photo of Trump that read "Bad for America" and another wearing a Ku Klux Klan mask— were being led out of the arena. The protester in the Klan mask appeared to be a woman, with a black pony tail, while the protester wearing the American flag was a man. The man was in front of the woman and nearing the end of the crowd when he was set upon by a man in a yellow golf shirt.

Police quickly intervened, handcuffed the man in the yellow shirt and led him from the arena as well.

The incidents came toward the end of a chaotic day for the Trump campaign. Earlier in the day, protesters in Arizona had blocked a road on the way to a Trump rally. On Saturday, The New York Times also reported that a group of Republicans are strategizing in an effort to derail a Trump nomination by way of a brokered convention, or even a third-party candidacy, a strategy that would all but ensure a Democratic victory.

Yesterday, a spokesman for Fox News called Trump's constant tweets about anchor Megyn Kelly "sick and beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate."

Trump responded on Saturday morning with another rant against the anchor.

Duct-taped kids for sale: Disturbing ‘joke’ photo catches police attention

https://www.rt.com/usa/336318-duct-taped-kids-sale/

Authorities in Memphis are looking into a distressing image posted on Facebook that shows two children with duct tape over their mouths and hands, carrying a message that those two bad kids were for sale for a notable discount. 
 
The image was posted on Facebook on Friday by Jaton Justsilly Jaibabi. It shows two young children in a car with duct tape tying their hands together and covering their mouths.

“Kids for sale, 45 percent because they bad,” says the post which sparked much fury among the parents online, and caught attention of the authorities.

Tennessee Department of Children’s Services said they are researching the situation before they investigate the family.

The mother’s cousin Darion King however claims it was an innocent joke which backfired after getting too much attention.

“I don't really too much care about the people they have opinions. Our family and friends know the love we have for all the kids in our family it's just crazy that out of a whole lifetime they judge a person off of this one event," she said.

“Basically a joke at the moment that people just went overboard about. People make mistakes and that's what this situation is, a lesson learned. They are safe, unharmed, and loved that's all it is to it,” King added.

In December, a North Carolina woman posted a photo of her dog with its mouth taped shut on Facebook and was eventually charged with animal cruelty.

Suspected chemical spill sends 22, mostly kids, to hospitals in Colorado

https://www.rt.com/usa/336339-colorado-chemical-incident-hospitals/

Twenty-two patients, most of them children, were taken to hospitals in Colorado following a chemical incident, initially reported to be a chlorine gas spill, at a Lafayette recreation center’s pool. The facility has been closed to the public. 
 
The patients reported symptoms such as coughing and nausea, Lafayette Fire Chief David Friedel said, adding he had “no clue why those people took ill.”

He couldn't confirm what type of chemical spill took place inside either. Multiple agencies appeared at the scene, Friedel said. The Boulder County Sheriff's office had a Hazmat crew investigating the nature of the incident, Denver TV reported.

"It was very hectic originally," Friedel told journalists during a press conference when asked whether the incident was a serious one.

“Whenever you have 22 patients, that's a big deal. We're a small community. That's definitely a mass casualty incident,” Lafayette Fire Chief added.

Friedel said that no other areas were affected by the incident, which occurred at 4:10pm in the pool area of the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center on Saturday.

According to the Daily Camera, one witness, Mike Dufresne said he was getting ready to walk into the locker room when he saw people “coming out coughing and choking and having a hard time breathing."  

READ MORE: Largest electric company in US fined $6.6m for coal ash spill

All rec center visitors inside were immediately evacuated and taken to the adjacent Pioneer Elementary School.

The Boulder County Health Department will be carrying out tests on the pool water on Monday.
Initial monitoring tests performed at the recreation center by the Lafayette Fire Department and the Boulder County Hazardous Materials Team were unable to detect any lingering gas or chemical levels, the Daily Camera said.

New Jersey bill could criminalize texting while walking

https://www.rt.com/usa/336308-text-walk-bill-pedestrians/

Using your cellphone while crossing a street could become illegal in New Jersey, US, with violators facing either a $50 fine or a 15 days incarceration, thanks to one enthusiastic lawmaker.

If a person on the road – whether walking or driving – presents a risk to others on the road, there should be a law in place to dissuade and penalize risky behavior,” Pamela Lampitt, Democratic Assemblywoman, who sponsored the  – which was introduced on Monday – told local .

She claims that with more people becoming distracted by their evolving gadgets, laws managing their use have to follow.

Distracted pedestrians, like distracted drivers, present a potential danger to themselves and drivers on the road. A pedestrian distracted by their device and unaware of oncoming traffic may cause unsuspecting drivers to brake suddenly or swerve out of the way, creating a potentially deadly situation,” Lampitt is quoted as saying.

The proposed legislation states that while crossing the road, pedestrians must join drivers in going hands free. If approved, the bill will leave those inattentive on the road having to pay up to $50 in fine or spend 15 days in jail for being, with those behaving worst facing both penalties.

The idea received a mixed reaction online, with some deeming it “dumb,” while others expressed relief at the news.

Meanwhile, experts have been citing links between distracted walking and pedestrian injury for some time now. According to a  by Corey Basch, associate professor of public health at William Patterson University, based on observing the behavior of some 21,000 pedestrians at five busy Manhattan intersections, “it came as a surprise that there were so many pedestrians distracted by technology during the walk signal, but the fact that there were even more distracted by technology crossing on a ‘don't walk’ signal is astonishing. It's clearly a public health concern”.

Another piece of  conducted by Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center at the University of Washington, also joins the legislator’s cry, claiming that “pedestrians who are text messaging display the highest risk of all distracted walkers, with slower crossing times and failure to display cautionary crossing behaviors.

Introduced to the New Jersey State Assembly on Monday, so far the bill has had no sponsors, while a similar  prohibiting using the phone while driving has been adopted by 46 states.

Cops pepper spray Trump protesters during NYC march (VIDEOS IN LINK)

https://www.rt.com/usa/336347-trump-protest-pepperspray/

Police in New York pepper sprayed a crowd of protesters marching toward Trump International Tower on Saturday after pushing and shoving broke out between the NYPD and some of the protesters.

Videos of #CrushTrump protesters cleaning their irritated eyes emerged online after the large group clashed with NYC police officers.

The police pepper sprayed the crowd indiscriminately,” according to eyewitness James Woods, a journalist at US Uncut. “Multiple officers used pepper spray, at least two were arrested, including one photographer.


Thousands of protesters held banners and signs as they walked from Central Park to the Trump Tower on 5th Avenue.

There was a heavy police presence from the beginning and cops shadowed the crowd as they walked through midtown Manhattan.

However, the situation escalated when police stopped the protesters from crossing the street at Central Park South, NY Daily News reports.

The protest - discussed on social media using the #CrushTrump hashtag - was reportedly organized by a group called Cosmopolitan Antifascists, along with pro-immigration groups.

In a statement posted to their Facebook page after the protest, Cosmopolitan Antifascists said that it wants to “make this coalition stronger with other groups and grow the city together with passion” in challenging “the tyranny” of Trump and “fighting for the rights of those in need.”

This latest protest is just one of many anti-Trump incidents to have occurred in the last week. On March 12, Police used pepper spray to disperse a group of anti-Trump protesters outside a Trump rally in Kansas.

On Tuesday, a Trump rally in Arizona was delayed after protesters blocked a major road in Phoenix.
Once the rally did get underway, violence once again broke out.

This time between a Trump supporter and protester who was dressed like a member of the racist group the KKK, the attacker was subsequently arrested by police.

On Saturday, Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump, received a threatening letter containing a “granular” substance.

While secret service protection only applies directly to the presidential candidate at this early stage in the race, the US Secret Service and the FBI are investigating how the letter ended up inside Eric Trump’s luxury Trump Parc East apartment.