After 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning was released yesterday. The Hawks were one of the first teams to reach out to him about signing with Seattle…man that would be so damn awesome. I know that some people aren’t feeling that way, but Peyton at half speed is still better than T-Jack. I could smell a great season with the O-Line we have, the fierce defence we have, Beast Mode, Sidney Rice….and Peyton Manning!!!! Granted, Rice will have to pick a new number, as you have to givbe #18 to Manning!!!!
Peyton held an emotional press conference and said goodbye. Here is the press conference:
During Peyton Manning’s emotional press conference, Peyton Manning looked back on his career and said to the fans, quote, “I truly have enjoyed being your quarterback”…based on that statement…looking back on your own life, finish this statement “I truly have enjoyed doing _______.” Here are some of the texts we received:
I truely enjoyed serving my country in the navy
Protecting the freedoms I so believe are important in America. 2 iraq tours and 2 afghan tours.
I truly enjoyed doing concert and sport security for 15 years. international Tours. Local stuff. Threating to throw STP and Hairclub out of WWE events. Was great but enjoy my life now retired from it. Cajun
I truley enjoyed the peanut butter last night. –Lucy
I actually enjoy my job about 90% of the time. Getting laid off tomorrow. Been on my industry for 7 years...Chris in Enumclaw
I've truly enjoyed doing my girlfriend
I truly enjoyed all the stanky danky buds in my bowl!
I was the only female boys HS football coach for a N Seattle school. 7 yrs. I was an assistant, it was awesome
I have truly enjoyed doing Vickie... In my mind
Ive truely enjoyed waiting for Bj and STP to play Draw with me...Taylor from Puyallup
Bringing a submarineier for the last 9 years
If you saw something on Facebook yesterday about the 30-minute YouTube video "Kony 2012" . . . you're not alone. It was made by a non-profit group called Invisible Children, and they specifically intended for it go viral . . . big time.
Here is the video:
It's about Joseph Kony, a crazy Ugandan warlord in charge of the Lord's Resistance Army. He's forced over 66,000 children to fight in a delusional campaign of terror against the people of Uganda for over 20 years. The video illustrates how Kony kidnaps kids and uses them as child soldiers and sex slaves.
As of this morning, the video had gotten over 32 million views in only two days. The video asks for donations, but some people are a little wary of the group behind. Many articles have come out questioning the Invisible Children Organization.
Wil Wheaton posted an article from The Daily What which states:
The organization behind Kony 2012 — Invisible Children -- is an extremely shady nonprofit that has been called ”misleading,” “naive,” and “dangerous” by a Yale political science professor, and has been accused by Foreign Affairs of “manipulat[ing] facts for strategic purposes.” They have also been criticized by the Better Business Bureau for refusing to provide information necessary to determine if IC meets the Bureau’s standards.
Additionally, IC has a low two-star rating in accountability from Charity Navigator (an independent charity evaluator) because they won’t let their financials be independently audited.
Only 31% of all the funds they receive go toward actually helping anyone. The rest go to line the pockets of the three people in charge of the organization, to pay for their travel expenses (over $1 million in the last year alone) and to fund their filmmaking business (also over a million).
The United States is already plenty involved in helping rout Kony and his band of psycho sycophants. Kony is on the run, having been pushed out of Uganda, and it’s likely he will soon be caught, if he isn’t already dead.
I found all of this fascinating! It is amazing to see how people who aren’t normally politically active are all of a sudden an activist for this. God forbid you question the video to them, they lose their minds…but I don’t question the content of the video…I applaud anyone trying to get the word out, but you have to question the charity…especially after all of this news comes out. The film is good, granted…I would rather watch WWE RAW, but it was a powerful film for sure. Lesson learned…if you want people to get involved…toss some Mumford and Sons into the mix! I say screw this movement…lets do Bronie 2012, and stop the My Little Pony movement where adult men find it “funny” to be a fan of that cartoon!
When BJ posted the video on Facebook…he was flooded with comments about the KONY video…here are a couple examples of what was posted:
Eric H.: People need to know the truth about this. It is amazing how blindly people are falling for this, spending $225 for the KONY 2012 kit, that will do no good what so ever, when that money would be better suited here in the local community. People have good hearts, they just need to research before openning their wallets.
Darren C.: Say what you will- but if this video gets one entitled American to reconsider how bad their life really isn't, and to deter their mind from Jersey Shore for thirty minutes... then its worth it to me. You don't have to open your wallet, but at least your eyes.
Mark G.: Anyone else remember Free Tibet? Everyone will jump on this bandwagon for "a minute" and this guy will die (or not). It is horrible what he is doing but I hate the "atrocity of the moment" mentality.
Robert Y.: Are people just now realizing that there's evil people in the world and bad things happen? We can't afford to constantly police the globe and I'm gonna hate to see the state of the country when our reason for sending our troops somewhere is "well there's some bad stuff happening."
This morning we received a few texts about this video…
Hey BJ, although it's a good cause, America does not need to involve itself in another war, we made a mess of Iraq and Afghanistan and might also go into Iran.
Invisible Children gives money to the Ugandan government. The government of Uganda is responsible for genocide of homosexuals, and also used child solders.
In response to this explosion of interest about the Kony 2012 film, there have been hundreds of thousands of comments in support of the arrest of Joseph Kony and the work of Invisible Children. However, there have also been a few pieces written that are putting out false or mis-leading information about these efforts.
This statement is our official response to some of these articles and is a source for accurate information about Invisible Children’s mission, financials and approach to stopping LRA violence.
Financial statements from the last 5 years, including our 990, are available at www.invisiblechildren.com/financials. The organization spent 80.46% on our programs that further our three fold mission, 16.24% on administration and management costs and 3.22% on direct fundraising in FY2011. Invisible Children is independently audited every year and in full compliance with our 501 c 3 status.
Charity Navigator gives our Programs its highest rating of 4 stars. Our Accountability and Transparency score is currently at 2 stars due primarily to the single fact that Invisible Children does not have 5 independent voting members on our board of directors—we currently have 4. We are in the process of interviewing potential board members, and we will add an additional independent member this year in order to regain our 4-star rating by 2013.
Participation in BBB’s program is voluntary— we are choosing to wait until we have expanded our Board of Directors, as some questions hinge on the size of our Board. The current Board is small in size and reflects Invisible Children’s grassroots foundation. Invisible Children has now reached a juncture of success that has astonished even its greatest supporters. While it is important to retain a presence on the Board that reflects Invisible Children’s early beginnings, we also are working to realign the structure this year.
The website Guyism just did an article about the things guys wish that their woman was into. They write, quote, “What men want in a woman really is just a great companion; someone to enjoy the things that we enjoy alongside us or at least cheer us on while we do them.”
Here are the 7 things guys wish every woman was into:
7. Sport Eating - guys would love it if their girlfriends joined them in getting fat as hell at a buffet or a food festival.
6. Video Games
4. Sci-Fi/Fantasy -- There's something about a chick that likes science fiction or fantasy that floors a lot of us guys.
3 Cosplay-- short for "costume play", it’s a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea.
1. Oral Negotiations, “Rear Window”, Threesomes, or Something Else Dirty
Based on the 7 things that guys wish that women were into…Guys… What do you wish all women were into? Ladies, what are you into that surprises men? Here are the texts we got:
I wish my GF was into video games. And BTW I do all the cooking too... Kirk Federal Way
Men r always shocked when I tell them im in 2 porn!!
Sports, just being able to hold down a lil conversation. Not all dumb with no clue.
I wish I could find a girl that was into cars and enjoys working on them like me
The one thing that suprises guys that Im into is cars. ~Tori in Kingston~
Wish they were into shutting the f up. I don't care about her friends personal lives. If I did I'd be their friend also
I absolutely love NASCAR. My husband loves it.
I wish girls were into magic the gathering
Men are always surprised to learn I am in to bow hunting
I'm a girl and I love sports! I even do fantasy leagues with my boyfriend. And yes, I understand what's going on!
Today's Video Blog we check out the latest app that people are going nuts for...Draw Something!