This time, I cannot revert back to a previous kernel, so I am stuck as of right now. I have searched the internet, and this is a common problem. Unfortunately, my integrated webcam is essential, and I am losing money with it down every second, so I am going to have to erase my install, reinstall Ubuntu 14.04, and then make sure I note every single update every single day in order to catch the culprit.
Like I said, ridiculous, since this has been going on for years and no solution has been found.
As a side note, I ran the Live DVD, and I could not "reinstall" 14.04. It was grayed out.