LAS VEGAS, Nevada (The Adobo Chronicles) – When Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach won the Miss Philippines-Universe title earlier this year, her answer to the final question on her views about Internet censorship was “Always think before you click!”
Now, just hours before she steps on stage for the finals of the Miss Universe pageant currently being held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Wurtzbach is telling fans and netizens the opposite: “Don’t think, just click!”
She was obviously referring to the online voting where television viewers and Internet users can vote for their favorite Miss Universe contestant in real time. In the past, viewers and netizens could vote but only for Miss Photogenic, Best in National Costume and 16th finalist spot.
The voting results will be added to the scores from the celebrity judges to determine who wins the crown. Tonight’s celebrity judges include Emmy Award-nominated actress Niecy Nash, celebrity entertainment mogul Perez Hilton, 2012 Miss Universe Olivia Culpo and football legend Emmitt Smith.
So, if you’re planning to vote for Miss Philippines, don’t bother to think. Just click. Vote.
MOUNT PLEASANT, South Carolina (The Adobo Chronicles) – First, Donald Trump said the United States should close its borders to Mexicans and immigrants. Then he called for the banning of Chinese birth tourism. Then he called for shutting out all Muslims from entering the United States.
Now, the Republican presidential candidate and frontrunner says America should ban all foolish people, referring to those who advocate freedom of speech under the U.S. Constutution’s First Amendment.
In a campaign speech in South Carolina this week, Trump suggested that “we should close the Internet in some places as a way to stop terrorism. He says he will call Bill Gates and others who know what’s going on.
Trump said he expects many people to criticize his Internet closure proposal on First Amendment grounds, but “these are foolish people. There are a lot of foolish people and they should all be banned from America.” This latest statement didn’t sit well with many of his own supporters, especially the foolish people who keep on voting for him in the polls.
Trump continues to surge in the polls with a double-digit lead over his closest rival Senator Ted Cruz.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – There has never been such widespread computer outage in government history as what millions of Americans are experiencing today. There are also reports of computer breakdowns in many parts of the world.
If you’re trying to renew your driver’s license online, or signing up for Obamacare, or tracking a shipment on USPS.com, good luck, you won’t be able to get through.
Dark screens and failed Internet connections are the order of the day today which happens to be Cyber Monday. You are also most likely to miss your connecting flights on your way back from your Thanksgiving holiday travel.
This is not a case of hacking or computer virus attack. It’s just government employees using their work computers to shop online. They don’t want to miss out on all the great deals out there.
So be patient. Better still, postpone your online government transactions till tomorrow. Join in and shop till you drop!