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Dec. 4th, 2011 08:22 am
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So LJ is still down, which is a little irritating because I wanted to try and get some relaxing rp in today before the last two weeks of the semester start. Oh well. Kitchen needs cleaning up anyway.
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com 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 boing-boing.net

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.

http://www.rollcall.com/issues/57_60/Internet-Companies-Boost-Hill-Lobbying-210345-1.html?pos=olobh

“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.

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Viva la Occupy Wall Street.
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.


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So apparently I've been accepted to UNM for the spring semester. Going to try and talk to student services today and go from there.


Fun Goal: Rewatching Mia's canon and getting her into bar.
School Goal: Finish geography test and read chapter 3 for communications class.


Also, I only caught part of the Emmys last night, but a friend mentioned there might have been a split second clip of Tom as Clark in the drama montage. Anyone else catch that?
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Grades were posted this morning. 4.0. Yep. The last time I got one of those was in high school, which was a long time ago.

Yeah, I'm gonna sit here and be smug for a while.


Carry on.

meh

Jul. 29th, 2011 11:31 pm
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Just a quick grump because I'm too tired to deal with everything properly. Coming up on my last semester of financial aid, not sure how to pay for spring yet, Congress won't get its head out of its collective butt, and I'm just so fed up with having to struggle to get every damn thing that I want to scream.

At least hubby has job for the year, though. That's one less worry.
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eventually, important info will go on this sticky post.

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Bwah. So I've survived my first week of the summer semester. Both classes I'm taking are going to be a lot of work, but hopefully by the end I'll know basic Spanish and more about multi media stuff. Which is cool.

Smallville is over. Having watched since the latter half of Season 7, I'm very sorry to see it go, but hope the cast this means you, Tom goes on to bigger and better things. As a long time comics/Superman fan it frequently made me go 'buzh' but Clark's goodness and strength of character was rarely in doubt.

And here's a Robert Frost poem.

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
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So, I remembered about this account. Amazing what several months of English lit will do to non-college memory.

Will try to be better at updating. :|
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Fuck you.

Fuck you very much.


No love,

This Clark Fan

Linky

Feb. 14th, 2011 03:25 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] penumbra wrote an incredible post on why some people in the fandom are not big Chloe fans. Those who do really like her will probably not like this, but for everyone else:


a post about chloe sullivan
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Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] kali921 for the gift, and [livejournal.com profile] kikibug13 and [livejournal.com profile] svgurl for the birthday wishes.

I got a new Smallville and Tom on my screen, so it's been a decent day.
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I think I'm fairly offended by this 'critique' of the Anti Life Equation, and Clark's character' posted in the sv-critique comm by someone who has said on her own journal more than once that she does not watch the show. And, AFIAK, doesn't read comic canon.

IF I was smarter and presented my arguments better, I'd take her on. Anyway, here it is.

http://community.livejournal.com/sv_critique/4542.html

State Meme

Jul. 26th, 2010 06:17 pm
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(stolen from [livejournal.com profile] genarti)

1. Go to google and type "you know you're from [your state/city] when..."
2. Repost to your journal.
3. Bold the ones that apply.

Nuevo Mejico )
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His Grace, Duke Leif Ivarsson, Knight of the Society, twice King of the Outlands.

Hip, hip, huzzah.


-Lady Estrid Ketilsdottir, Clan Ivarsson assoc.
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Soooo.

About halfway through the summer semester and oh my god the writing stuff is killing me again, and the reading, and that's just English. Our instructor is treating it like a grad level course, so yeah, brain dead a lot.

And I'm falling behind in my journalism class cause im so tired from the other one. Mental note: CATCH UP WOMAN.

Okay. Speaking of that, I am totally caught up with Warehouse 13, my new favorite scifi show that isn't Smallville. Allison, who plays Claudia? SO. ADORABLE.

To the point where I'm starting to ship her and Clark. Because she's so adorable and cute and usually means well and is relentless in trying to get what she wants without being wimped out as a character.

Also: Pete/Myka forever, man.

This brings my total current shows to three (Smallville, Castle and now W13). Clearly I need to watch more tv. Or something.

In SV related news....



HUGE BIG SPOILER AT THIS LINK

over which I am squeeing my leetle heart over. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] canadabear for the head's up.

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