Censorship is Destroying the Best Content on YouTube

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YouTube seems like a simple format.  Make a 5 minute video, upload it and receive heaps of money.  Well in reality it’s much more complicated and ruthless.  There’s no doubt that many YouTuber’s can make a very good life out of making content for YouTube.  In fact the most powerful and biggest content producers have made millions from uploading their content.  However, the smaller, most entertaining and most genuine side of YouTube is being destroyed and the sole culprit is YouTube itself.

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The English Defence League marches through Lincoln

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The right-wing group the English Defence League marched through Lincoln in protest against the construction of a £1.5million mosque set to be built in the city.  Around 120 protesters were in attendance as they made there way from the Blue Anchor pub to the Cornhill where they stayed for an hour.

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Anti-racism protesters take to the streets of Lincoln to condemn the EDL march

Protesters travelled from Kind Bar to the City Square.

Around 100 people marched down the High Street of Lincoln in protest against fascism and racism as part of a counter demo against the EDL.  The march which began from Kind Bar saw protesters travel towards the City Square where demonstrators chanted anti-racism songs and gave speeches to the public.
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Do American Jews still support the influential pro-Israeli lobby groups?

Jewish and Christian religious groups demonstrate in support of Israel near the United Nations headquarters September 21, 2011 in New York as the annual UN General Assembly continues. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Jewish and Christian religious groups demonstrate in support of Israel near the United Nations headquarters September 21, 2011 in New York as the annual UN General Assembly continues. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

News stories that concern the Middle East are a regular occurrence with many news organisations reporting the Arab-Israeli conflict on a daily basis.   But not all news concerning the conflict between Israel and Palestine happens in those countries; one important story that could show a sign of change comes from America.   Continue reading

Comic Con Trailer Run-down

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So it’s that time again where nerds from across the globe rejoice in all that is geek culture.  This years comic con was a huge success and maybe proving to be the most exciting and hyped convention to date.  These conventions used to show fans one or maybe two teaser trailers a year but now you’d expect several four minute trailers, a behind the scenes, a cast Q+A and trailer breakdowns by all your favourite Youtubers.  We are getting a greedy bunch but we will always have that desire to find out as much information as possible before the films hit our screens. Take Suicide Squad for instance; that film won’t be out until August 2016 but already we’ve seen the full cast, a trailer and have already witnessed Jared Leto’s Joker.  Now we have to wait more then a year for the thing to come out and there’s not much more to show us apart from the movie itself.  
Anyway, rant over, lets get to the trailers themselves.  What was good, what was bad and what is there to get hyped about?

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Are trailers showing us too much?

Can a trailer show us a little bit too much?

Can a trailer show us a little bit too much about the film?

Trailers can create huge anticipation while also exciting a whole mass of fans and audiences.  Take the trailer for Star Wars Episode 1; fans flocked into cinemas in late 1998 not to watch films but to see the Star Wars trailer.  Trailers can be as highly anticipated as the film itself.  With the creation of YouTube audiences can now watch lengthy trailers on demand as soon as they are released.  But is there a point where a trailer can ruin the experience of watching a film? Continue reading