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Originally posted by iron_valkyrie at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Reposting for both this and Trayvon Martin because they are both important.

Originally posted by quadruplify at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
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Originally posted by nrrrdy_grrrl at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by mangacat201

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.

"File-sharers, beware: By July 12, major US Internet service providers (ISPs) will voluntarily begin serving as copyright police for the entertainment industry, according to Cary Sherman, chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The so-called “six-strikes” plan is said to be one of the most effective anti-piracy efforts ever established in the US."

The article goes on to give details. After six notices, internet providers will decide to throttle a person's internet speed, or cut it off altogether. I don't know if they will crack down on torrents only, or if it is up to the internet provider. I get the sense it is up to the internet provider. So some people could get away with downloading non torrents, while others might get their internet service cut off. I urge you to click it and read, as we all know people who download.

No more downloading eps of your favorite shows for vidding, gifs, or fanfiction art. No more downloading screencaps possibly. I'm so sorry my friends. I don't even know if BT Guard will work to protect you, but I would google it if I were you. It is a professional service that supposedly can protect you from the invasive eyes of your internet provider.

Just, my friends, please make each other aware. Please be aware of the date JULY 12TH. Mark your calendar and double check with your internet provider by then. If you start receiving notices of downloaded activity, this is why. And your internet service could be throttled or cut off.

Fox News confirms this:
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/17/us-isps-become-copyright-cops-starting-july-12/

Youtube video explaining this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OG0R-yS-c



ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th
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Unrelated to the above, but something that everyone still needs to be aware of: the racially-motivated murder of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch captain in Sanford, FL.  This quote in particular is very important:

I mean, it was only two weeks ago when almost every white person I knew was tweeting about stopping a brutal African warlord from killing more innocent children.  And they even took thirty minutes out of their busy schedules to watch a movie about dude.  They bought t-shirts.  Some bracelets. Even tweeted at Rihanna to take a stance.  But, a 17 year old American kid is followed and then ultimately killed by a neighborhood vigilante who happens to be carrying a semi-automatic weapon and my white friends are quiet.  Eerily quiet. Not even a trending topic for the young man.

Doctor Who meme!

WHO IS YOUR DOCTOR?
Which Doctor Am I?

I seem to be number Eleven!Collapse )

Oh, goodness.

Mississippi Personhood Amendment

Originally posted by 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.


Your result for The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz]...

Hufflepuff

58% Ravenclaw, 59% Hufflepuff, 44% Slytherin and 39% Gryffindor!

You might belong in Hufflepuff,

Where they are just and loyal,

Those patient Hufflepuffs are true

And unafraid of toil;






          The cardinal traits of Hufflepuff are loyalty, patience, kindness and hardworking. They are generally extraverted but not as socially ambitious as Gryffindors—they enjoy being around other people but do not require being in the limelight. Hufflepuffs place cooperation above conflict; they are also more emotionally balanced than some of the other houses. Unlike gryffindors, they do not have hot-tempers and are not as likely to become offended by criticism. Hufflepuffs are loyal to their beliefs and to their friends; once they've established roots, they stick with them. It takes a lot to convince them to change their worldviews. Although Gryffindors also exhibit loyalty, if their pride is hurt or their principles violated, Gryffindors will leave (whereas a Hufflepuff has stronger ties).


          Hufflepuffs are much more steady and easygoing than the other Houses. They work hard, are very down to earth and not prone to flights of fancy. In contrast, the other houses are much more likely to be erratic in their behavior, especially Slytherins and Gryffindors due to emotional instability. Although Ravenclaws may also be hardworking and patient at times, they are more likely to be swept away by a new idea and abandon projects than a Hufflepuff would.There is another side to the Hufflepuff house, however:



Said Hufflepuff, "I'll teach the lot

And treat them just the same."

Good Hufflepuff, she took the rest a

And taught them all she knew,







Although some Hufflepuffs may clearly exhibit the traits of the house, others may simply not fall into any other category. Generally speaking, though, if someone doesn't exhibit any of the major personality traits of the other three houses, they most likely would fit the description of a Hufflepuff.

Take The Sorting Hat: A Comprehensive Harry Potter Personality Assessment [Test/Quiz] at HelloQuizzy

hey look, a non-emo journal entry

Holy crap, where did this quarter go? I feel like I still have things to get done before I move back home on Friday...

I guess things are going well. My uncle's brother might come live with us for a while in order for him to be better able to get his life back together, which could be either good or bad, I guess. From what I've been able to gather, nobody's really heard from him over the last decade (at least) unless he needs money for something that always ends up going wrong, so it's essentially a waste. Apparently he used to be a really great guy who'd give you the shirt off his back if you asked, and managed to turn into a person who expects everyone to do everything for him, which is kinda sad. My uncle said this guy could learn a thing or two from me about getting shit done on your own (or something similar, he didn't specify). Ha.

Also, I can't remember if I mentioned this before, but in September I'll be moving into a house with a bunch of friends of mine, which I am super excited about omg. I've been just chilling at the apartment where four of them live now, and it was a very nice atmosphere, and I think we'll all get along well and have fun together. It'll definitely be better than living in a dorm by myself, that's for sure.
So today was pretty cool, despite making somewhat of an ass out of myself. Went and got (expensive but delicious) coffee after class, then wandered into the comic store next door because I was bored, where I found something wonderful:

www.comicsalliance.com/2010/11/17/sarah-palin-vs-the-world-scott-pilgrim/

It's beautiful. But then I felt really awkward, because the guy behind the counter was pretty attractive and seemed awesome, and when he asked me if that was, indeed, an Evangelion wallet I was holding, my inner fanboy was like "A;LDFKJ HELL YES IT IS", and he made a face like I was crazy. But whatevs, I don't need no haters (except oh god I really did feel awkwarrrrd).

SPEAKING OF EVANGELION

NEW 2.22 DVD ON AMAZON IS CURRENTLY $10

Bought that so hard you don't even know ♥

bored again

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion||||||30%
Stability||||||||||||43%
Orderliness||||||||||||50%
Accommodation||||||||||||||||70%
Intellectual||||||||||||||60%
Interdependence||||||||||40%
Mystical||||||||||40%
Materialism||||||||||||||||70%
Narcissism||||||||||40%
Adventurousness||||20%
Work ethic||||||||||||50%
Conflictseeking||||20%
Need to dominate||||||||||40%
Romantic||||||||||||50%
Avoidant||||||||||40%
Anti-authority||||||||||40%
Wealth||10%
Dependency||||||||||||50%
Change averse||||||||||40%
Cautiousness||||||||||||||||70%
Individuality||||||||||||||60%
Sexuality||||||||||||||||||80%
Peter pancomplex||||||||||||50%
Histrionic||||||||||40%
Vanity||||||||||||50%
Artistic||||||||||40%
Hedonism||||||||||40%
Physicalfitness||||||||||40%
Religious||10%
Paranoia||||||||||40%
Hypersensitivity||||||||||||43%
Indie||||||30%



Stability results were moderately low which suggests you are worrying, insecure, emotional, and anxious.

Orderliness results were medium which suggests you are moderately organized, hard working, and reliable while still remaining flexible, efficient, and fun.

Extraversion results were low which suggests you are very reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and secretive.

trait snapshot:
does not make friends easily, secretive, introverted, reclusive, observer, dislikes leadership, somewhat socially awkward, does not like to stand out, dislikes large parties, values solitude, solitary, avoidant, ambivalent about fitting in, not dominant, unassertive, suspicious, prudent, unadventurous, worrying, weird, intellectual, frequently second guesses self

guess who got bored

Big Five Test Results
Extroversion (28%) low which suggests you are very reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and private.
Accommodation (62%) moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly kind natured, trusting, and helpful at the expense of your own individual development (martyr complex).
Orderliness (56%) moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly organized, neat, structured and restrained at the expense too often of flexibility, variety, spontaneity, and fun.
Emotional Stability (52%) medium which suggests you average somewhere in between being calm and resilient and being anxious and reactive.
Inquisitiveness (46%) medium which suggests you are moderately intellectual, curious, and imaginative.
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