Archive for August, 2006
Not sure how many people have heard of this but this is pretty amazing, there is an online world separate from the online world you or I may know, Not Myspace, Friendster, Migente, Blackplanet or Facebook. No this one is a little different in this online site you actually get a “Second Life“. I guess the concept is simple here is an excerpt directly from there website:
Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by 266,151 people from around the globe.
On it’s face most people say “Oh it’s a game for a bunch of Tech geeks”, well maybe and maybe not. The difference here is that this game is blending with real life. It is the pre-cursor for other companies that have launched there business based on second life, sites like There.com and Doppelganger.com. While others have taken there skills in “Second Life” and crossed over into the real world like Tringo a game based on Tetris and Bingo that became so big it is now sold on Gameboys here in reality. But is that the most amazing part about “Second Life” is that people are really making money as evidenced by this article on Forbes. So if opening a business in “Second Life” and transferring the money earned online to real US dollars well if that is not enough for you then check out the latest news announced today, a former Governor will enter back into politics by launching his campaign in “Second Life” before he rolls into the real world. Don’t believe me check the article here so what are you waiting for when do you start your chance at a “Second Life”
I am sitting here today about to go off to Yosemite and spend some quality time with the family, one of which is my son who just has such a love for life and really is allot of fun. And I’m really sad sitting her reading the news. Sad because here we are in 2006 supposedly so far ahead of where we came from but everyday more and more people are taking part in what I have termed Kidocide. Kidocide is taken from “Kid” off course and “Genocide” – n. The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group. Our “Kids” are being sytematically raped, murdered starved and wiped out – Kidocide.
Yesterday they arrested a man under suspicion for the death of JonBenet Ramsey. (Google Search) and as I watched the news intently sad and mad at the same time I cam across this story on this little man Zayquon “Z” Hammond (Website). This little boy was left by his mom in the care of a boyfriend 21 years old, who took “Z” to McDonalds then when returning to the apartment became enraged and kicked and punched “Z”til he fell down the stairs. How someone could act this way to “Z’ or do what they did to JonBenet Ramsey is beyong me. Kids are so sweet and so innocent they deserve nothing like this, but is this only in the United States? No in fact there are things going on all over the world where children, innocent children are facing things no one should have to face:
1. Task Brazil – An organization to help abandoned kids on the streets of Brazil some as young as 2 and 3 years old.
2. Rwandan Children – There are to many sites to list but the genocide in Rwanda has left hundreds of thousands of kids orphaned, raped , hungry and mentally affected with the realization of what they have witnessed.
3. Iraq Childen Unicef – Unicef is just one of many organizations that is reaching out to the children of Iraq and remembering that they are not responsible for their surroundings. (note. see also Operation Iraqi Children)
4. Children of Thailand – And the far east have experienced the tsunami but also a pedophile sex trade business that keeps children trapped in the sex trade.
I could go on and on,basically every where you look our kids are under attack. We have to look at ourselves and our communities and see what we can do differently to make a change to this. It sickens me to hear these stories day after day or to think of the kids out there suffering when they should be natured and nurtured by us.
“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
New World translation:
“Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him”