Saturday, December 12, 2015

Parents Beware: 'After School' App Allows Online Bullying

KINGSFORD, MICHIGAN PARENTS - A parent concerned shared this post on facebook that was posted online towards her daughter using a new app called 'After School', facebook quickly took action and removed it. They didn't remove any posts made that bullied her daughter, instead they removed this mothers plea for help.. I believe they removed it because it had her daughters name in it, so I edited it and posted it to my facebook page so parents would know what was going on.. There were no names listed, yet facebook again removed it!

This message was posted to a student in Kingsford, Michigan apparently by a student at the same school. This is totally unacceptable! I encourage parents to be vigilant and maintain close supervision on what their kids are doing online. This new app called 'After School' allows kids to post thoughts and feelings, but it also gives others the ability to bully others and even post threats online. PLEASE SHARE THIS!



Friday, December 11, 2015

Awesome Treasures & Gemstone Found in Old Mining House (Video)

Vulcan, Michigan - Homeowners Mark and Mindy (not their real names) decided it was time to remodel their bathroom in this 100+ yr old mining era home. What they found behind the wall was an incredible find!!

Upon removing the wooden slats that were behind the plaster walls, we started finding books under where the medicine cabinet was located. Years of leaking water had taken its toll on much of it.. But not all of it...

(ABOVE) Dates from the late 1800's and early 1900's? If only these were in perfect condition..

(BELOW) "World Progress" dated July 31, 1932 was inside an envelope that protected it...

 (BELOW) This book of music titled "Popular Anthems" from the early 1900's..

While these books were awesome to find, some of the local history found was incredible. This hand written letter is about the "History of Norway Township" but unfortunately only a few pages are left.. Still an incredible find!

A notebook keeping tabs on cattle, milk and other sales shows how much the cost of living was back in those early mining days.

 Speaking of the early mining days...
Check this out dated in 1921!

We also found a different assortment of items like this advertisement of some sort, maybe for an orange juice company?
 Check out this old photo also in the wall..
 An old rice bag, it appears to be from Japan..

The best part was found last.. When I put my hand on it, I knew immediately it was a rock. As I pulled my hand out, I couldn't believe it!
One side is flat as if it was mined right out of a smooth wall, the other side is what dreams are made of.. I can't believe this was in the wall!

 Possibly Smokey Quartz?

 Or is it Amethyst?
The big question is WHERE was it found?

What an incredible find! 

Keep this in mind the next time you remodel that old house that dates back to the early mining days in upper Michigan. You never know what you might find....


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

TubeBuddy - Drastically Increase Your Youtube Views w/ Stats!

Early this month I came across this website I had never heard before called TubeBuddy that has drastically increased my views on youtube! 

I've been on Youtube since 2007 and have always wondered about apps that might be able to help me manage my 1200+ youtube videos a little easier. TubeBuddy turned out to be the app I have been hoping to find. 

I downloaded the app on November 6th and immediately edited my top 100 viewed videos, almost immediately I noticed a difference.. 

(Below- My views for Nov 6, 2015)
 (Below - My views the next day Nov 7, 2015)

My views jumped over 25% the day after editing my videos using TubeBuddy! Visit MY Youtube channel here: JASON ASSELIN

I made ONE adjustment that first day, I wanted to see if it would make any difference. I changed my thumbnails on all my top videos with the TubeBuddy app, it took maybe 30 seconds on each video. Who knew one small change could make that much difference?

There are many other features of TubeBuddy that I have yet to discover, but most of the applications are quite easy to use.. They give you the ability to SEE TAGS on youtube videos, just that small detail can really give you n advantage you wouldn't have had without TubeBuddy. You can search tags too to find the very best ones to use! Another cool feature I found is adding tags to past videos, TubeBuddy can tell you the tags used to find those videos.. 

If your a creator on Youtube or any other website, you've got to give TubeBuddy a try!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Failed Home Invasion Caught On Video!

When Johnny Haefs of Norway, Michigan knocked on my door at 11:30pm on a Sunday night, I answered while filming with my camera. I didn't know who he was or what he wanted, but he asked for me by name. Maybe he was a neighbor needing help or something happened to someone I know.

It became quite obvious he wasn't there on friendly terms, I quickly realized that I had stepped into danger. You'll see I was holding the screen door when I walked out and he tried pulling it open when I say no.. It was about then I realized that he wanted to fight not talk and I needed to get back inside my house.

As I stepped back into my house I pulled the screen door too, thinking if he tried coming at me I might have an extra second to close the door. Then as I went to close the screen door, he pulled it out of my hands and charged at me as I slammed the door shut in his face. I felt resistance as I pushed it shut, to me this felt like it could be a possible home invasion. Or was he trying to assault me because he sure wasn't there to shake my hand.

I called 911 and told them a man attempted to come in my front door and I was afraid for my life and my family with kids inside. It took about 10-15 minutes before Michigan State Troopers got here, which confused me because I was expecting the Dickinson County Sheriff Dept since they were much closer than the post. By the time Troopers arrived, he was long gone but I had enough time to post my video on facebook and had his name too. We found out later, he was on break from where he worked.

Johnny Haefs told the Michigan State Police that he "just wanted to talk" about some "accusations" he was recently informed about. As if coming to my house at almost midnight was really about just wanting to talk. The video shows exactly what he had in mind..

What really happened is a family member lied to him and said I was filming her children while I was visiting a friend of mine. That friend just happens to be our local bail bonds woman who was having issues with a neighbor across the street (not the neighbor who made this story up), the lady across the way was shouting obscenities and I was recording it hoping to capture what she was doing. There was no children anywhere on the street or even in yards, I wasn't there to film kids nor would I without permission first. Johnny Haefs (above) made a bad decision coming to my home.

A few hours after he came to my house, the trooper called and told me he felt Johnny wouldn't bother me anymore that night. He also said that there would be a small delay getting his report to the prosecutor, he was going downstate for training the next morning. That trooper didn't turn my report in for over 3 weeks, the whole time the DA's office had no clue about my case. 

I tried getting an appointment with our local District Attorney that entire time and the weeks after, but she has refused to even speak with me. Here I thought the DA would want to speak to the victim, but it appeared she had made her mind up already. Every officer who has seen this video said the DA didn't watch it or doesn't care, she is an elected official none the less.. A few officers said what he did could have gotten him shot and if he did that at their house, they would have. I could have just backed up and let him come in my house... Then what?

Meanwhile online, Johnny Haefs's friends and even his current or past employer (no idea) kept posting around that I am a pedophile, I kept having people ask me questions about these accusations that were being made. Small time bullshit from people looking to create trouble and drama for no reason at all. The lie they made up was stupid had made no sense. You'd think that because this woman's husband is a Dickinson County Jailer, he would have advised her against provoking the issue by sending a family member to my home. 

With this video evidence, what can he possibly say that would excuse his actions? Scaring my family just because of rumors he was told? 

Maybe next time I should answer the door with a pistol in my hand instead of the camera I was holding.. For the record, the video posted above was removed from Youtube because Johnny Haefs reported me to youtube for violating HIS privacy! No kidding, as if I am violating his privacy.. Seriously? So I encourage anyone to copy the video of this idiot and repost it where ever you want, this is one guy that everyone should know.. Please SHARE This!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Stay Warm This Winter - Craftsman Heated Jacket & Hoodie

Just when you thought layers of clothes was the only way to stay warm, Craftsman has come out with a "Heated" Hoodie and Jacket! Now you can adjust the heat setting in your outer-wear to stay warm during those rough winter days! Motorcycle riders for years have been using this same technology to keep riders warm on the nastiest of days, now anyone will be able to keep warm during those long winter days.. Will you buy one of these this winter?
(Above) This battery-operated hoodie has 4 heating zones for your chest, back and neck area powered by a Nextec 12-volt battery that controls everything with a single switch.  One 12-volt battery and one charger are included. Buy it HERE from Sears for $159.99!
This battery-operated jacket has 5 heating zones for your chest, pockets and back and is powered by a Nextec 12-volt battery that controls everything with a single switch.  One 12-volt battery and one charger are included. Buy it HERE from Sears for $199.99!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It's Easy To Buy Guns On Facebook!

New laws to stop people from getting guns if they are felons or mentally unstable? 

Did any law imposed ever stop them before? 

I can go on Facebook anytime of the day and find plenty of guns for sale from private individuals who would never check to see if I or anyone else were felons or just released from a mental hospital. The problem isn't the guns, its the idiots holding them who shouldn't have them in the first place! 

I live in a rural community of upper Michigan, it isn't some huge city like Milwaukee or Chicago, so I can only imagine how easy it must be for people there to illegally purchase firearms. If I were a bad guy and wanted to do harm, I could buy an cache of weapons using just facebook and have them in under a week.

What will stop the sale of guns on Facebook?   


Thursday, October 22, 2015

"Negro Hired As City Assessor" - Selling Stories or Just Ignorant?

Probably a headline you wouldn't expect to see in 2015.. What was the editor of this paper was thinking when they allowed this to be printed?

If you didn't know already, 

the assessor job went to *Mari* Negro..

(See More Here)

Monday, October 19, 2015

WI DNR Proposed Changes At Piers Gorge, Menominee River

The area known as Piers Gorge along the Menominee River is Michigan's upper peninsula is known for its natural beauty as you walk along a path along the river. It is also a place for white water rafting and kayaking too, many different people share the park for different reasons and activities. This entire time, only from Michigan could you experience this.. That could all change real soon..

The Wisconsin side has been sitting there, not touched by human hands for years. This may all change if Wisconsin goes ahead with their plan to make their side as accessible as Michigan's is... 

Many people will like it but others may want nature to stay the way it is..  
What do you think about the plans above? 

Monday, October 5, 2015

The Secret Marriage Proposal (Behind The Scenes)

This was the coolest secret proposal I have ever been part of.. We never met the couple or even seen a picture of them prior to this proposal and they had never been there either! We were asked just a week prior if it would be possible to film him asking his girlfriend to marry him at Piers Gorge in Michigan's upper peninsula, to which we quickly said yes.. Knowing they had never been there, we weren't sure how to lead them to where we were waiting. That is when my wife came up with this awesome idea... HEARTS TO FOLLOW...

 Using environment friendly chalk and knowing it would wash away in the first rain, hearts led the way..
 They could easily follow the hearts along the path, we suggested he make it a game on their "walk"..
 So I couldn't help but to add some LOVE into the mix as well.. Everyone should have it in their lives!

Ashley (target) said as they were walking through Piers Gorge, they saw this little kid run by them with his hands in his pocket, she said she thought to herself "he must be going to get more chalk".. Little did she know it wasn't him and all of these hearts and messages were for her.. This was the easy part... The big question was how to get them to stand where we needed them. Our first thought, wait I mean my first thought was to put my wife on this big boulder on the edge of the water where she could capture pictures from there, while I recorded video from the path.  Did I mention she has a fear of heights? WE changed our plans..

The next big challenge was getting them to stand exactly where we wanted them. So we came up with the idea of using a big pink rose wrapped up and just laying there for them to find. I'm sure it was a surprise to find it laying there next to the waters edge.. I wonder what she was thinking when he picked it up...

As we waited for their arrival, we had to ask people to stay away from the area where the rose was laying.. One group of people decided to stay and see what was about to happen. However, they were no where to be seen when it did.. We saw them holding hands as they walked towards us, my wife had her back to her and I was pretending as if I was talking to her. He took the turn and pointed down towards the hearts that were still on the ground, which led to the rose waiting.. The rest I'll let you watch for yourself!