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Watch: Maxim Roy is Ready for the 'Crazy Ride' That is 'Shadowhunters'

Watch: @Mllemaximroy is Ready for the ‘Crazy Ride’ That is #Shadowhunters

Hello, Jocelyn! Shadowhunters social media shared a video message from Maxim Roy where she shared her excitement about playing Jocelyn, how she has already begun work and preparing for the “crazy ride” that is Shadowhunters. Shadowhunters begins filming in Toronto and will premiere in early 2016 on ABC Family.

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#Isabelle in fierce mode #shadowhunters@shadowhunterstv @abcfamily

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Future - Wesley Presley [Official Video] | ᶠᶸᶜᵏᵧₒᵤ #Socialflyte 

My God, My nigga future is like 9-9 from Behind The Arch. Monster, Beast Mode, 56 Nights, All These Visuals, Ape Shit & Dirty Sprite 2 on the Way, Monster Vs Beast Mode Tour, How are people still saying he’s only a Hook Rapper? Smh anyways tho, Fewtch Drops his Latest Visual “Wesley Presley” off that classic Monster Tape. Hope he drops a Visual to Real Sisters Next. 

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Stephen Amell

Facebook! Thank you so much for all your birthday wishes. Feeling awfully loved. Ultimately though… I really missed my family over the past few weeks. Circumstances put us on opposite coasts. When my filming schedule miraculously cleared up I just went to the airport and snagged a flight like it was a tube of toothpaste. Two wonderful days in LA. Now it’s back to the east coast. Packing only the essentials. Thank you again. XO

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Stand Up, Fight Back

This video, “Baltimore Uprising: Stand Up, Fight Back” is so powerful. “LGBT activists brought an incredible energy to NYC’s solidarity rally for Baltimore; a perfect balance of anger, determination and fun.”  - creator, Daniel Albanese of The Dusty Rebel. I could feel this chant in my bones. I thought about how often music and dance are a part of Black and other people of colour’s protest; so much really. I did think about how this group of LGBTQIA people gathered to protest on State violence and how often when the topic is State violence and its victims, LGBTQIA voices are often an afterthought, wrongfully so; meanwhile regularly engaged in protest, scholarship and activism. Couldn’t help but think of that. Reality. Anyway, this moment is really powerful and beautiful. The end is so epic. The chant is in my head forever.❤

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Ten Ideas to Save the Economy #3: Expand Social Security

America is on the cusp of a retirement crisis. Millions of Americans are already in danger of not being able to maintain their standard of living in retirement, and the problem is getting worse.

You hear a lot about how corporations are struggling to make good on their pension promises, and how Social Security won’t be there for you in retirement.

Baloney on both counts.

Corporations are awash in money, and they could afford to provide their hourly workers with pensions when they retire. Years ago, they routinely provided “defined benefit” pensions – a fixed amount every month after retirement.

Nowadays most workers are lucky if their company matches what they’re able to put away. The typical firm does no more than offer a 401-K plan that depends entirely on worker savings.

But many workers get such low pay during their working lives that they haven’t been able to save for retirement. 

At the same time, the cost of pharmaceuticals keeps rising, taking an ever-bigger bite out of retiree incomes.

That means Social Security is more important than ever. Today, two-thirds of seniors derive over half of their income from Social Security, and one-third of seniors rely on it for at least 90% of their income. Without it, the poverty rate of our seniors would be 45% instead of 10%. 

Social Security will be there for you in your retirement. The problem is it won’t pay you enough.

That’s why it’s important to expand Social Security – not cut Social Security benefits. 

How?

We can afford to increase Social Security benefits, as well as help ensure the solvency of Social Security, by eliminating the cap on income subject to Social Security taxes.

Unlike the Medicare payroll tax that everyone pays as a small portion of their total incomes, the Social Security payroll tax is capped. Any income over $118,500 this year is exempt from it. Which means a billionaire pays the same Social Security payroll tax as someone earning $118,500.

This isn’t fair and it’s not sensible. Billionaires and millionaires should pay just like everyone else. 

Scrap the cap, and not only is Social Security more secure for you and your kids, but it will be able to pay out even more benefits in your retirement.

America’s seniors, who paid in to Social Security over their lifetimes, deserve enough retirement income to live on.

If wealthy Americans pay their fair share, we can make sure tomorrow’s seniors get the Social Security they truly need.

New feature: Social Gifting is here!

Today we’re launching a new feature: Social Gifting. When you buy a video with social gifting enabled, you get your copy plus three free rentals to pass on to other people. People who receive a free gift are encouraged to buy a copy so they can share with 3 more friends. It’s all the modern magic of watching your favorite stuff on the Internet, meets the good old days (c. 2005) when you could loan your favorite movies to your friends.

Traditionally, retailers of digital content have gone to great lengths to make their products hard to share. We’re doing the opposite. Why? Because watching movies is a social experience. Being able to share something you love with your friends makes fans happy and helps grow the audience for your work. That’s a win-win.

“Account sharing is a pervasive phenomenon,” says VHX CEO Jamie Wilkinson. “The solution is not to block sharing, because sharers are people who are using your product and falling in love with it. The solution is to build sharing into your product.”

This is our way to bring sharing out of the world of physical goods and into the digital era. Check out Kickstarter-legendary doc series The Double Fine Adventure, indie drama The Ever After, and Japanese animated nun-wrestler love story Kick-Heart to see it live in action.

VHX publishers, you can turn on social gifting in just a click! Visit our Forums for suggestions on how to make it work with your fans.

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@emrata: TOMORROW! @wayfmovie trailer premieres ! #isitaugustyet#WAYFmovie@zacefron@maxjoseph

6 Videos To Use In Your Social Justice Lessons

Weaving stories of social justice—especially those that show why we all need to keep fighting for equality—into classroom lessons keeps students asking questions and considering alternatives.  Movies are a simple way to bring new voices, new perspectives, and new narratives into your classroom. 

  1. All But Name
  2. Occupy Bakery
  3. Mo’ne Davis: I Throw Like a Girl
  4. The Beast Inside
  5. Smile Pinki
  6. Separate and Unequal

image via flickr:CC | sylvar

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VHX playlists. Mixtapes for video.

Are you a curator?
Music video connoisseur?
Artist with a bangin' portfolio?
Band with behind the scenes footage?
Or maybe you just really like cat videos?

Playlists make it easy to create, organize and customize videos and show them off in wonderful ways. Learn more here.

So what is the new product? MG Siegler speculates here that it might have a desktop component given all the desktop software hiring going on in Seattle.

And he’s right. This isn’t the main project that team is working on, but next week, says a source with knowledge of the partnership, Facebook will launch a new video chat product, powered by Skype, that works in browser. Suddenly those chat icons in the invitation have a lot more meaning.

These nerd fights between Google and Facebook are kinda hilarious. Even more hilarious will be in 4 years when Microsoft does something….

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Check out this video I did for the Subiaco Farmers Markets. It’s situated in Perth, WA.