Earthlings … We are Doomed

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I recently watched the documentary, “Earthlings“. It is a harsh look at the poor treatment of animals in the various ways we, (humans), use them to our advantage. Although I have been aware of these practices before watching this film, I still chose to consume animals and their bi-products. I’m sure many others are the same. So, why do humans knowingly continue to contribute to such horrid acts against animals, knowing fully the pain and suffering the animals have gone through? I wish I had an answer, but my theory is, our society, as a whole, has been conditioned for so long to include meat in our diets, that anything else seems “wrong”. Animals have long been a source of food, clothing, currency, and entertainment. Can we really hope to have it any other way?

Drastic change has to happen. While I understand why vegetarians and vegans stop using animals for personal gain, this really only removes them from the equation, and doesn’t actually solve any problems. The economic impact of removing meat from our diets would be devastating to the planet. The economy would crash. The planet would be wildly over populated with millions of animals that humans slaughter everyday. These animals could possibly eat all our food, then us, and then each other. While I feel I do need to make changes in my own life, I do not believe it will fix the bigger issue.

The current state of our society and government is so incredibly broken, I can’t imagine any other way to fix it than tearing it all down and starting over. I know this a broader issue than the unethical treatment of animals, but I think this is where the problem starts. Being realistic, let’s say that there is no way to fix our society the government that “runs” it. In any country where there is democracy, we have to say we fucked up, and it is broken. It’s a ‘we’ve made our bed and now we have to lie in it’ kind of situation.

So, accepting the state of the world, the way it is, what does being vegan really do for the world? In my opinion, nothing, unfortunately. Being vegan is a personal choice to remove oneself from the various industries that use animals for profit. I fully support this choice, and I believe I am headed down that road. I just feel that maybe there are misconceptions that being vegan can change the world. I know this is a bleak outlook, but sometimes we have to look reality in the face and accept that we may not be able to change it.

As earthlings, we are doomed. We can only choose to make the best of what we’ve done to ourselves, and hope that any further generations may follow in our new footsteps to try to make this a better place. I have vegan friends and I have friends who go out in the wilderness to murder animals for food. They are all good people with good intentions, thinking they are doing the right thing for themselves and for their families. They have opinions that should be respected, whether others agree with them, or not.

There are a lot of disgusting humans in this world. We see it in the news everyday. For some reason, it is in our nature to destroy ourselves and the world around us. I can’t presume to change human nature by choosing to make some lifestyle changes that really only affect me. This is my opinion.

I challenge anyone to watch this film and not feel something. It contains very graphic images of animals being treated poorly. Just picture humans being treated the same way, and see how you feel.


Hello, Old Blog

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Before I was ever writing for, I was writing here. Mostly about iPhone stuff. From the first day I had my first generation iPhone, i was jailbreaking it. From that point on, I wanted to share what I was figuring out how to do, and I started Green Candy, which is what this blog used to be.

Since then, I have written for,, and Nowadays, I am back at, as a part-time staff writer.

Every once in a while, I stop by the old blog here, and see what’s up. It seems this blog is sneaking up on half a million hits. Thanks to everyone who keeps coming back here, even though I don’t. Most likely, Google it to thank for this, but what ever. 😛

RIP Steve Jobs

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I have some very sad news to share with all of you. Steve passed away earlier today.

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing
human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

We are planning a celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life for Apple employees that will take place soon. If you would like to share your thoughts, memories and condolences in the interim, you can simply email

No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.


Whoa. I haven’t been here in a while.

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I had pretty much abandoned this site, but it some how still receives a lot of traffic, every day. Thanks to every one who visits, and find something useful here.

You have probably noticed that I let me old domain, expire, and I’m back to the default WordPress url. I was going to shut it down, altogether, but it seems to be still useful for some of you.

So, there you have it! I may post here every once and a while, but don’t expect to see me here very often. I’ve updated the look of the site, and have renamed it, simply, “RoryPiper”.

Thanks, again. is My New Home

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Well, I haven’t been here in a while! As you know I kinda put Green Candy on the back shelf, while I worked on a few other sites. I’ve been writing over at, for a while, as well as,, and even did a short stint at

Well, on to yet another venture. The founder of iEvolution has acquired, and this is where I will be writing all me jailbreak posts, from now on. The site has been launched for about a week, and it’s already off to an amazing start. Hope you all join me there.

Check me out, being a Nerd on CBC

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I went down to Seattle for the launch of the Apple iPad, and while waiting in line I did a short interview with Nancy Wilson, on CBC, over Skype, from my MacBook.

Please Check Out iEvolution and iPhoneinCanada

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Hey everyone. So, you may have noticed I haven’t been posting anything here in a while. Well, due to some changes in my life, I’ve been trying to figure out what the hell I really want to be “when I grow up”. It turns out I really like this writing thing, and want to keep doing it, full-time. The thing is, this is a tough business to get into, and be successful, so I decided I cannot do it alone.

I have been writing for for a while now, posting articles on Sundays. Well, I’ll be writing more stuff over there, and hopefully make that a daily gig, reviewing apps and games.

Also, I have joined forces with another local, Dusty Reron. He started up an Apple news blog called, and invited me to join him. Together, we will be reporting on all things Apple touch screen related. iPhone, iPod Touch, and now, the iPad. This is pretty exciting, as we are both like-minded in that we love this tech stuff, and anything pertaining to Apple, in general.

We just launched a big redesigned of the site and we would love for you to come check it out. Dusty took care of the layout and overall theme of the site, while I designed and built the new logo.

We have also launched a YouTube channel, iEvolutionVideos, where we will be doing reviews and tutorials on anything iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

Thanks to everyone for reading. From this point on Green Candy will be more of a personal web log, than a tech site. I really hope you join me in my new ventures.

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