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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. 

We love travel! We are passionate about travel and passionate about documenting our travel. Never without our cameras, our day starts before the sun rises and ends late into the night. This is our passion!! 'YOLO'!!

We welcome you to our Channel ~ http://www.youtube.com/JCVdude

Specialties:

Freelance HD Videography, Editing & HD Video Production

Freelance Photography

YouTube & New Media Specialist: 
#17 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Canada 
#7 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Directors - Canada 
#12 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Partners - Canada

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Frog - Kane Valley British Columbia - YouTube

I AM the Frog Whisperer! LOL So what happened was, I was walking along the edge of the water to be able to film the water lily and was startled by this frog who hopped away to avoid meeting my sandal! She posed at the lily for me, then swam back right by me again!! Even let me pick her up.



Saturday, June 22, 2013

Alberta Flood Price Gougers - WTF?

So now the true color of some of the Calgary Entrepreneurs'  is coming out..Price gouging is against the law but it happens every time there is a major emergency, only thing is we used to see this south of the border so it's like a 'shock' when we see it here in Canada.



Alberta Flooding June 2013 Tarsands Connection

We might not be able to say definitively that there is a connection between the Alberta flooding of 2013 and carbon emission, climate change but I don't think anyone can say that there isn't.

The jet-stream is going wonky (scientific term). Pollutants from Asia drift over to North America in approx. 5 days.  I believe that all the major climate events are connected to global warming and man's output of carbon and use of fossil fuel.

The costs of this are already mounting in human cost, loss of life and in financial cost of rebuilding and preparing for further and worse events to come.

Make the industries pay for their part in this. Better yet stop the proliferation of fossil fuel.




Sunday, May 26, 2013

March Against Monsanto

The world according to Monsanto - GMO *

Monsanto manufactures weed-killer Roundup. Monsanto also manufactures the genetically-modified soybean seeds that are resistant to Roundup -- approximately 3 times more expensive than regular soybean seeds.

What is most stunning about Monsanto's "terms" of sale of its crop seeds is that Monsanto does not actually "sell" anything. Rather, to purchase crop seeds from Monsanto, farmers must agree to a "Technology Stewardship Agreement," which is more aptly a "limited use license." This means that farmers are not actually purchasing soybean seeds, but rather, merely the right to use Monsanto's "technology" contained in crop seeds in a "limited" manner. According to the Agreement, farmers must pledge to plant the Monsanto seeds in only one growing season, never save any, or give any away. Farmers are obligated to give Monsanto permission to access farmer's internet service provider records, and produce documentation of its compliance with the Agreement "within 7 days" if asked by Monsanto. Finally, if Monsanto has to enforce the terms of the Agreement, the farmer is required pay Monsanto all of its attorneys' fees, costs, and expenses associated for doing so.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com

Yesterday was a worldwide march against Monsanto. This is a collection of videos of the event in Kelowna, BC, Canada! A big thank you to the organizers and the concerned citizens who came out!!





Wednesday, May 15, 2013

ATTN KELOWNA: Challenge the new face of corporate power‏

The Council of Canadians


I'd like to extend a special invitation to you to join me for a public discussion on "CETA, FIPA, TPP: The New Face of Corporate Power." This event will be part of an eight-city speaking tour in B.C. to build opposition to Canada's corporate trade agenda.

Event details:
Wednesday, May 22
7-9 p.m. 
French Cultural Centre, 702 Bernard Ave, Kelowna (map)
Hosted by the Kelowna Chapter of the Council of Canadians
For more information call: 250-769-1977 or email: kareneh@silk.net

CETA, FIPAs, TPPThe Government of Canada has signed, is negotiating and is hoping to ratify a variety of new corporate rights treaties that promote and lock in the rights of corporations to make a profit while undermining communities' abilities to make decisions in their own interest. Like NAFTA before them, these deals are not about trade. Every new agreement further entrenches a corporate vision of deregulation, resource exploitation and privatization. 

These "next generation" deals include the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union, the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations that Canada joined this past December, and countless investor rights pacts, like the one with China, called Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPA / FIPPA).

Opposition to these deals is building. More than 80 municipalities have passed resolutions voicing their concerns or opposition to the CETA negotiations. Nearly 100,000 people signed a petition against the Canada-China FIPA, and the Hupacasath First Nation has launched a constitutional challenge to its ratification. Communities are beginning to organize and educate about the TPP in solidarity with global trade justice movements.

The Council of Canadians is hosting this speaking tour in B.C. to build collective opposition to all of these agreements. In the spirit of the anti-WTO Battle for Seattle and the Quebec City protest against the defeated Free Trade Area of the Americas, we hope to bring our vibrant movements back into the streets to derail Canada's corporate rights agenda and dismantle the treaties that lock it in.
 
I hope you can join me!

Stuart Trew, Trade Campaigner



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Monday, March 18, 2013

Things To See and Do in Vancouver, BC . . .

Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver BC


Colorful Tropical Birds - Bloedel Conservatory


Downtown

MUST READ: 'Syrian Sacrilege'

This is an eye opener . . .

What our media is showing/writing about a dangerously grave situation in Syria is all seems to be a copy paste type reporting from the western media. To date we don't have a single correspondent from India who ever had gone to such risky places for real time or online reporting, thanks to our policies which protect our nationals outside the country.

A freelance journalist Shri Uday K Chakraborty has reported on the basis of email replies from few ordinary Syrian co-workers of his past journeys to Syria; 


THIS IS HOW IT APPEARED IN PRESS (excerpts from 'Syrian Sacrilege')

Sunnis and Alawites in Syria have no communal hatred between them. The Government forces from Assad so far never have assaulted civilians, as is evident on interviewing the civilian victims. 

There are instances where terrorists have used civilians as their shield to fight government forces and thus the civilian casualties. These terrorist as western media calls them FSA (Free Syrian Army) are all foreign mercenaries as described by the victims as they don't talk in the familiar tongue.

Actually it is a time tested strategy of the war loving US, UK and the allies. You take rebels from a particular country add some corrupt politicians, anti-national elements to it take help of lawbreakers of the soil, group them. Give them chance to get their target i.e. allow the corrupt politician to achieve their wasted interests. Help anti law/social elements to get their hold on unlawful activities & in turn the war loving countries get their access to the vast natural resources . . . oil in this example.

They applied it successfully in Vietnam & Iraq. Now Syria has become victim for the same reason. Additionally this is a punishment to Syria as they supported Palestine against Israel.

There are footages of Syrian military personnel parading before western media. These actually are the detained soldiers of Syrian army who have no choice but to march quietly to support western theory.


GO THROUGH THESE FACTS AND DECIDE 

  • BBC showed the clippings of Syrian hospitals where victims every time stated that they were attacked by unknown mob & not the Syrian army 
  • Despite the attacks by these mercenaries Govt. forces have largely been able to repulse insurgents from major cities 
  • Quite a few unarmed Syrian press persons have been killed by insurgents
  • Horrific brutality & savagery of the insurgent forces are increasingly coming out in open where innocent postal people & ordinary citizens killed ….. in an attempt to eliminate the independent national thinking which may be inherited to the coming generations 
  • Insurgents are getting material & weapons from Western countries & monarchies of Middle East like Saudi Arabs & Qatar 
  • Typical issues like impose no fly zone, bogey of stockpiling of weapons of mass destruction MSD - chemical version this time." 
(via Somesh Sitoke)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Canada is NOT doing the best of the G8

We KNOW that the Canadian economy has contracted. However, the harper reform/alliance gov't continue to tell Canadians that "we are the best of the G8".

Today, I heard a Canadian banker mention how the Canadian banks are succeeding because they operate in OTHER countries who's GDP's are between 6-8%!!

Wait . . . what? There are countries with GDP's at 6-8%?

I had to look this up and here's what I found . . .

With regard to harper's claim of "Canada is doing the best of the G8". Here's the G8 and their number in the world of 217 listed countries and their GDP. Seems he's lied again.

96   Russia 3.6
137 Japan 2.2
138 United States 2.2
147 Canada 1.9
166 Germany 0.9
184 France 0.1
188 United Kingdom 0.2
207 Italy -2.3

harper is failing Canadians.

Resource:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_real_GDP_growth_rate_(latest_year)