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Bowmanville Zoo closes for good after animal abuse claims against director

Above Photo: The zoo director, Michael Hackenberger, stepped down earlier this year after being charged with animal cruelty.  (RACHEL MENDLESON / TORONTO STAR

Zoo billed as North America’s oldest has closed after controversy regarding animal treatment, with animals’ future homes unknown.

The controversial Bowmanville Zoo closed its doors for the final time on Monday, after allegations of animal cruelty led to a dramatic drop in attendance.

The zoo’s director, Michael Hackenberger, stepped down earlier this year after he was charged with animal cruelty, following the release of a video by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals that appeared to show him mistreating a Siberian tiger during a training session. (Click Read More)

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#dancember and The Technology

Hello,

I am sitting here watching #dancember and am having a blast I missed the first hour but have watched since 8:00 pm est (4:00 their time) and I am just so excited to see some one trying to take influence and make a difference. It is so rare in this day and age. I am also amazed at everyone who is and has donated to the Convoy of Hope cause at www.dancember.tv. Other then what I have typed so far what amazes this nerd is all of the technology involved. I was wondering all night how they did all of this and then this photo showed up and WOW!!!!!!

I am amazed I did not have all that technology when I volunteered at my old church (click here for videos) and I would love to have a setup in my office. But first I need to get a bigger apartment. At my old church we had about half that setup in the main sanctuary and 1/3 that in the old sanctuary for an All Night Prayer. My current church (click here for video) meets at Oshawa City Hall’s Arts Resource Centre and I have even less.

My goal has always been to help my community (especially the churches) use technology more effectively but there are so many people with in the church community that think they know it best. I am learning to be open to suggestions but when it comes down to it churches first need to know what it is they need.

I learned in one seminar that we need to have the technology we want the church to have before we begin to expand the building. I’ll never forget that our leader at the time said he helped churches rebuild there sound systems for the new building and had tons to work with that has never been opened and others that knew nothing of what they needed . I want to help churches get to where they have more then they need and can begin to expand.

My last church was really getting into video streaming. This came years after I started audio streaming the Young Adults services live. Now it was great and we had the team to work it but no one knew what they were doing or there were a clash of people (myself included) and nothing really got accomplished. Since leaving in 2012 there are still people their that I refuse to work with.

But we have to remember about the end goal weather with technology or people. I could not get along with some people because my pride got in the way or I thought I deserved the position after 5 years (I was there for six total) Now I learned a lot a long the way and I wish there was more I could have done. But with this church I remember God telling me one night in prayer “You will set it up but you will not run it”. I have never forgotten that either and now know that it was God’s plan for me to teach and release

It is funny because I told the worship leader this was in my heart weeks before God confirmed it. I taught lots of people lots of my tricks in my last church and now I am in a 1/4 the size church and am almost running the sound system and Power Point & Pro Presenter every week. But I still struggle with my faith and still struggle with certain sins but that is for another writing.

But I am really proud of Judy and Benji for setting this up and showing us the technology in use I would like to know how to set it all up but to see the setup ROCKS!!!

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MJSiebolt Now On Facebook Video

MJSiebolt & MJSiebolt Productions is now pleased to offer to its arsenal another way to get your fix. We are pleased to announce that as of Lifecast 759 & Periscope video #10 we are now uploading every video created to YouTube as well as our Facebook Fan Page.

We here at MJSiebolt & MJSiebolt Productions hope that you will enjoy all that we have to offer and take every advantage to enjoy some Family Friendly Entertainment.

You can access the videos on Facebook via our Fan Page using the domain www.mjsiebolt.work and on YouTube via the domain www.mjsiebolt.ca.

All videos posted on the web will be accessible via our website/blog at www.mjsiebolt.tv

Enjoy
Matthew Dykstra aka MJSiebolt
[email protected]

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400 Twitter Followers!!!

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What is Going On?

Hello,

I sit here in my bed it is 12:45 in the morning and my days have been screwed up… I am sick to my tummy, cats running around outside and the dog is at the end of my bed and I am watching The Mindy Project Season 3 and I feel like I am ready to throw up.

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I Need HELP!!!

Hello,

As I sit here waiting for a video to complete the rendering process I am sitting her realizing that “I NEED HELP!” One I really cannot do all of this YouTube, Filming & Website stuff alone but, what got me to this realization was the fact that I am in a process (thanks to Savvy Sexy Social’s help) of changing around all of my YouTube channels and working on a website where all of my videos from YouTube and Vimeo can be found in one place. I also have this site where all of my writings can be found and that was a big of a process also.

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I Just Wish

Okay, So!

It is 1:37 am and I am wide awake on my third glass of water and my dog is a sleep beside me and I am watching Nurse Jackie Season 6 Episode 10. I am going stir crazy trying to get to sleep and nothing is working no lying down, not sitting half way up, nothing is working. I am not doing so well this summer and the summer has only begun. In the rainy days I am great nothing bothers me much but in this **** heat I am going nuts.. my back hurts, headaches, leg pain etc… and that is on top of my Fibromyalgia. All I want to do is get my house in order, you know the dishes, cleaning of the carpet, etc.. and the only thing I ever seem to have the energy for is sitting in front of my computer and working on my YouTube Stuff. I do tho babysit my nieces and that is a pure joy. Some times I don’t have the energy to do it but I do it anyway to help out my “big” sister. I always want to be there for my family. But as I write this I sit in pain.

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You Are Always On My Mind

Hello,

It has been a strange but busy couple of days. I have finally had the time and energy to edit the footage I had from May 6 – 11 and ended up making 5 videos out of them. But that was not the strange part.

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Is it all worth it?

It has been quite a weekend,

This weekend I have missed my ride, forgot about something I was to do and then visited over night with a friend while my sister took care of the dog. I begin to wonder if I can keep things straight anymore. I begin to think that I should just hibernate in my room. But I cannot hide from things but I feel like I should

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Will It Ever End?

You know it has been 14 years since all of this with my disability started, it might have even started in high school with my back pain. I always thought that it was from me moving computers around and helping out teachers. But the worst of it started in The winter of 2000 and then 5 years later I am off welfare and on Disability not a big upgrade but one that is helping pay the bills.

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