lilyginny27: (Arthur OMG THIS SUCKS)
I'll probably keep posting publicly on why this is a Bad Move if they go through with this. Everyone who isn't a U.S. citizen, please be aware this will probably fuck you over, too, if they get away with it. ~ De

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.

lilyginny27: (booze)
Edit: I went and made unpublic the post this post refers to. It seems even mentioning that fandom brings out the crazies who deem I should be in the middle of things again, but in further digging, are only trying to instigate drama between me and the people that hurt me. I like fandom. I like it a lot; I don't like feeling used.

I love livejournal stats. I actually debate on what I want to click on here because of that feature. It's great at helping me to keep from looking at things I know will upset me, or have others see me seeing.

Also, I love it because it's so telling.

It seems I've had a larger number of users, and non-livejournal users alike browse my last post. I usually never get numbers like that unless I do a post at [livejournal.com profile] ohnotheydidnt  and people check me out because of a comment I made there. I can't remember the last time my own personal journal brought in double digit unique viewers, especially on a single post. Especially, the amount of people that AREN'T users that read it. You people creep me out! 

Get a life. Move on. You'll be happier fanatics for it.

Eventually.


This, seeing my words being stalked [and probably being passed around by the registered users I saw read it. You creeps know who you are] gives me the creeps and isn't good for my mental health. Creepy, creepy, creepy fanatics of doom! 

For the rest of you, welcome back. :) Maybe I should post publicly more often. Or, well, post more often period. I promise I will do so if people are interested only, I plan on posting happier things.

[Like porn.]

[Or my garden. I has corn that's thigh high, and a pumpkin patch, and a ton of tomatoes and peppers and table onions and basil and cucumbers and I don't even really like cucumbers!~ I should take pictures; their vines are just beautiful with all their yellow buds, as are my little green tomatoes. OMG and my lilies. They're breathtaking. ]

Peace out.

Think happy thoughts.
x

p.s. I hated writing this post. I feel like I'm stooping to their level. :(((((((((((

I've had a fabulous weekend so far in the garden and then with my sissie today in Monroe and Woodford. My little blue fist car got out and about this weekend! And my feet - they tried on so many different pairs of shoes, but alas, they did not make it home with me. *sigh* Maybe next time; someone was insistent I spend my money on her birthday present. Silly little sister...

I should eat dinner. #ishungry
lilyginny27: (booze)
Y'all know I usually don't post things like this, but oh. My. God. They went out of their way to exclude a child. We've all heard the news stories of the school district that wouldn't let the lesbian student take her girlfriend to prom. Well, they sent her to one, but not the real one. Can you be any more bigotted than this? These are supposedly responsible adults, and to deliberately do this to a child? How is this even allowed, and why are these parents not being brought up on abuse charges? Gah. Just read it and sign the petition if you think these are some of the shittiest parents you have ever heard of. Not all abuse is physical.


Hey,

You're never going to believe this story.

First this Mississippi school board canceled prom because a senior girl wanted to take her girlfriend. Then they organized a 'fake' prom (five students attended), while the rest of the students went to a secret prom organized by parents.

I just signed a petition to stand with Constance -- and condemn the school board's failure to treat its students with the respect and fairness everyone deserves.

http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id=785

It's got to be pretty lonely to be in Constance's shoes. She didn't set out to start a fight in the courts or in the media. All she wanted to do was go to prom.

Join me in letting Constance know we're supporting her.

http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&id=785

Thanks!

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