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I am JCVdude aka Joe Vass. As a Freelance Videographer, Producer & Photographer my passion & focus is travel and travel related videos; to show the incredible beauty of destinations in the hopes of intercepting and inspiring others to travel. I have chosen YouTube, as my delivery system as it is the World's 2nd Largest Search Engine, it accomodates HD & 3D video and in using it, we are viewed in over 200 Countries World Wide.

With my partner, Cindy Aspden, our JCVdude YouTube Channel is the 17th Most Viewed Channel All Time in Canada. With an average of 100,000 views per day to our broadcast channel, we continue to be featured by Mainstream Media: Google Canada in the London Free Press reported, "Another wildly successful Canadian YouTube star is JCVdude."

Our collections of videos include a wide variety of content as we explore our world and it’s beauty; incredible alpine resorts, beautiful Caribbean resorts, Jazz Festivals & interviews with the great Buddy Guy, Talent Contests, Tours, Nature, Cuisine, Sporting Events, Arts & Culture and more, including Charitable and Non-Profit Events. 

Our philosophy is 'YOLO' ~ You Only Live Once. Tomorrow isn't promised to any of us so live life to it's fullest and with passion. My goal has always been to travel and document through video, the world and it's wonders and beauty. I film and produce video to allow my viewers the feeling that they are 'there' - in the destination themselves and also to whet their appetite to go ~ to travel and see & experience for themselves. 

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mr. Obama & the Addiction of the Nation. I have a solution!!! Call me!

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has this definition for Addiction:


Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in the individual pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.

Addiction is characterized by impairment in behavioral control, craving, inability to consistently abstain, and diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.

I hear the President of the United States along with others continually referring to this Nation’s “addition to fossil fuels”.


Really President Obama??


I don’t see the American people, or at least not many of them, experiencing chronic brain disease with the associated behavioral manifestations from fossil fuels (those were the UK people weren’t they?)  And I’m almost positive, if an American citizen was not permitted to use fossil fuels, their behaviour would certainly not deteriorate to point that would result in their death.

Successful programs dedicated to helping folks with addiction hinge on that first step of admitting one has a problem. Well, you have admitted this Mr. President, over and over and over and over and over again. And you utter the words “we need to tackle this”. Yet you consistently neglect to be specific about actions that you will take.

So in keeping with the chronic brain dysfunction apparently inherent in the ‘Nation’ as a result of the ‘disease of addiction’, the action steps need to be simple for those who ‘can’ still participate. I suggest the following:

  • Fossil Fuels Anonymous
  • A RED pill
  • Cold Dinosaur
  • Arrange Guest appearance/consult on the Dr. Spill Show
  • Phone your friend Oprah Spillfrey

Call me if you need more help Mr. President.
Cindy, the 'C' of JCVdude :)



JCVdude
Joe Vass
Freelance Videographer/Citizen Journalist
( No.1 Most Viewed Video in Canada)
(17th Most Viewed All Time in Canada)http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

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