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Originally posted by [ profile] copper_season at Repost: Help Us Support Planned Parenthood
Originally posted by [ profile] apis_cerana at Repost: Help Us Support Planned Parenthood
Originally posted by [ profile] riotlounge at Repost: Help Us Support Planned Parenthood
Originally posted by [ profile] theljstaff at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood

Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

During the month of May, you can send a specially designed Planned Parenthood vgift to your friends to help support this cause. (And if you need someone to send it to, [ profile] frank is always happy to receive gifts!) There are three variations ($1, $5 and $10) for you to choose from, but they'd all look good on your profile when your friends know that you stand by something so important.


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Originally posted by [ profile] lk737 at U.S. Petition to prevent ACTA
Kosmonaunt on Tumblr just posted this link to the U.S. Petition to stop ACTA. Here is what was said about it:

Americans, this is a link to the White House petition to End ACTA and get the Obama Administration to withdraw its support! This petition needs 25,000 signatures by February 20, 2012! Please, Please take a minute to sign this petition!! I'm sure the more signatures we get, the greater chance the Obama Administration may listen to us.

Please pass this along!!!/petition/end-acta-and-protect-our-right-privacy-internet/MwfSVNBK?

Please check it out and Retweet if you're on Twitter (hashtag #ActAgainstACTA). Here is the shortened link for Twitter --

Thank you to everyone on my flist and twitter for talking about this and making us so aware! You guys have really filled my flist with so much information! *massive hugs*
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Originally posted by [ profile] electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

Via Tumblr

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Originally posted by [ profile] box_in_the_box at Internet blackout day: See you all on Thursday

Google: End Piracy, Not Liberty

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.

Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.

Tell Congress: Don't censor the Web

Fighting online piracy is important. The most effective way to shut down pirate websites is through targeted legislation that cuts off their funding. There's no need to make American social networks, blogs and search engines censor the Internet or undermine the existing laws that have enabled the Web to thrive, creating millions of U.S. jobs.

Too much is at stake — please vote NO on PIPA and SOPA.
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Originally posted by [ profile] write_light at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

From the flist: 

Spread the word, even you're not a US citizen, it is important for everyone!! It easy to do and it can change everything. More info by clicking on the banner.

Website Blocking

The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users

It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet

Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn't be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.

Read this analysis from

Get on the phone and call your representative. Express your disapproval. Tell him or her exactly how you feel, and that you don't support this. Tell your friends to call their representatives, their Congressperson, and complain. Mention that you are a registered voter that takes your civic responsibility seriously and that you will use that vote to express your feelings about this.

“We support the bill’s stated goals — providing additional enforcement tools to combat foreign ‘rogue’ websites that are dedicated to copyright infringement or counterfeiting,” the Internet companies wrote in Tuesday’s letter. “Unfortunately, the bills as drafted would expose law-abiding U.S. Internet and technology companies to new uncertain liabilities, private rights of action and technology mandates that would require monitoring of websites.”  The chamber-led coalition in support of the bill includes Walmart, Eli Lilly & Co. and Netflix.

Google and other opponents of the legislation argue that restricting the Internet in the U.S. sets a bad international precedent and that the language defines infringing too broadly.


Nov. 1st, 2010 04:13 pm
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Guys, go to [ profile] savesnowssanity and do something. Anything.

You see, [ profile] snowcoma Is a wonderful awesome shiny person and she needs help attaining the medical attention she needs. This is not a hoax, this is not a social experiment, this is the real thing.

People are donating time, skills, stuff, etc to auction to help save her. Please go and see if there is anyything there that you would like. Or could do.
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So. Sometime in the near futrure I intend to ilelgally download several songs off the internet.

Whym, you ask?

YOu see - I have bought these songs legally. I downloaded them form my operator#s music store to my cell phone. and these files_ .DCF files are so full of DRM that I cannot even use them as ring tones - let alone move them to my computer or any such thing. And id I did move the hideous quality ones to my computer and convert them to mp3? this is still omg illegals.

I will illegally download thsese songd because I have already paid for them but they have not been provided to me in a satisfacttory manner. I will not buy these songs again on Amazon or Itunes, or in any other manner pay again for these specific songs.

Cause lets face it - I pay for my music. I have bought 12 physical CDs, 2 full album downloads and 20-odd Mp3 downloads since the start of 2010. and now made themistake of downloading these fucking dcf files. I measure my collection in number of albums, not gigabytes.

the lesson here is> I am willing to pay for my music. I wnat to pay for my music. and in exchange for my money, I want my music. Simple, yes?

carry on.


Dec. 25th, 2009 05:03 pm
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TOday I is at work and sleeping a lot. XD

Also I is facing moral dilemmas of sorts...

Right now I am staring at a list of links with a ton of full albums to donwload including stuff I really want.

and I find myself kind of qnating to download, but on the other hand, also going "... no, I should not" because.. ffs, I can afford music now. it was one thing when the money for one CD meant not esating for three days. Now? I spend more money on music than food anyway. and still.. looking at all that, it makes me go kind of "..."

It all ties to my prsonal moral belief that if I can do the right thing, I shoudl do it. (see also not fucking people over when it can be avoided) and my wilingness to pu myslef in the line. I am not against piracy - ffs, card carrying pirate here! - but I also believe in not screwing over those who povide us with the shiny.

I can buy it, which menas I should. I can do the right thing here - and i canät justify doing otherwise to myself. I could say "oh muse is rich enoyugh already" but the thing here s - it is a silippery slope. If I say today that Muse is ok to download because they are successful enough to not to need me, then who will I screw over tomorrow? the reason they are successfull is becuase people were willing to put their money where theyir ears are as opposed to fucking around on the intenrets for free.

Fuck yeah those links tempt me.

But this lal boilds down to one single thing:

I can do the right thing, therefore I should.

I belive I shall clebrate defeating my moral dilemma by putting in an order for some stuff.


Jun. 16th, 2009 10:21 pm
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Read more... )

For more information:
here and here
Here - near constant updates
Here - ONTD_political live post
@StopAhmadi, @IranElection09, @Change_for_Iran

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Tell the world how they have stolen our election

- original post by [ profile] one_hoopy_frood
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We miss you, John.

I don't have words for anything else to say.
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So. all this stuff on LJ andelsewhere regarding writing characters of color made me think about my own writing. How can I do this, why am I not doing it already, how can I do it and not fuck up...

and then I realized something.

Flavor of the MOnth from 04, the unnamed story from 05 - both actually have characters of color as main effing characters. Rafe, Tony, Juan - all hispanic.

and this made me facepalm. A LOT. Like".. why the fuck as I woried, I have doneit already"

andthen I started facepalming some more. Because this is not something I was actually thinking about when I wrote them - not really. So Now I am eworrying - did they come out "right"? Did I do something wrong there? And all I can think is...

I wrote them as characters first, color secondary. Mostly it was due to my intense fascination with Hispanic men at the time, which admittedly is a pretty fucking tupid reason to create characters of color. So more facepalm there.

It leaves mefeeling rather confused and makes me think it is time for a lot more thinky thoughts.
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family claims they are too fat to work

What. the. fuck. SERIOULY.

this is the only thing going through my head here.

I have no fucking idea if I am angr at them, angry at society, disappointed, what the hell.

other than that there is too much WRONG with this for me to even start cataloguing.


Apr. 13th, 2009 12:09 am
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Amazon rank

Amazon, how you fail. How hard.
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So. the last night of Dominion... Can I rally have words for it`Everyting from pixi stiks to the best turnout ever.

God, but I am going to miss it.

I.. really don't feel like making a long post detailing all the awesomeness beause tbhy, I am going to miss Dominion like hell. FIrst time ever, I felt accepted somewhere. Sure, it can be a backbiting dramallama cesspit, but hell, I didnät care - because it felt like home.

Now, there is stuff coming up - Club Hellion might rise from the ashes to be a montly EBM with asmatter of other stuff night, an I know it is not the onloy plan people have. I am seriously looking forward tothis new era - because what else is here to do?

After all, goffik doe snot mean mopey.

I suppose this now gives me a chance to oncentrate on other sytuff. makes me hunt down my own musiv, not jsut trust the Jsto prvide me with my fixes. (this reminds me, please with the bleep suggestions Hell, any music sugestions...) and so forth.


.. I admit, I cried like a bit over this.


Oct. 15th, 2008 02:02 pm
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So because other people are hideously incomepetent and selfish, i etto start the new OOH thing two weeks form now with jsut about no training at all.

can we say "oops?"


Sep. 25th, 2008 08:13 pm
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Matti Kalervo Pellinen, 29.02.1932 - 25.09.2008.

Rest in peace, father.


Sep. 23rd, 2008 12:11 pm
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So. Another school shooting in Finland. Afaik I don;t have any friends n the area.. right? Right?

this sucks.

and I admit, i find mre suck in the current main suspect's username on youtube being wumpscut86 or something. because dude, we didn;t need more bad press.;_ylt=Aifcb7rGmZktkVNwIuQvdays0NUE

Last I checked he was trying top burn himself alive.


Sep. 16th, 2008 06:25 pm
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Cane home today.

said goodbyes and all the important things thi morning

Father ha alway wanted to die alone so I honor that, we all do.

He i not dead yet but it is just a matter of time.

Goodbye, dad. I love you.
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TWo kinds of painkillers and diazepam. Whoooo, i am jsut a leettle bit wowoozy.

Yay for backpain that makes you curel up in bed and cry and the nice doctor will go "Oh, you, are SO going home nas staying in bed foir the next several days"

Sciatica FTW.


But this will NOT keep me from the ninja BBQ. jsut sayin...


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