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Seems I Am Not The Only One....

January 20th, 2012 (12:57 pm)

Originally posted by morgandawn at Seems I Am Not The Only One....

......who feels the need to take a break from an increasingly dysfunctional relationship.

Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012 With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of &apos;piracy&apos; and &apos;conspiracy&apos; the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies&apos; lobbyists. The only way is to hit them where it hurts. Their profit margins. March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide. Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine. Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent: &quot;We will not tolerate the Media Industries&apos; lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet.&quot;
Original image and campaign source: reddit.

Edited to add my own thoughts (not part of the original reddit call for action) And if you do not feel like taking a total break and perhaps want just a trial separation or couple's counseling, then perhaps consider Black March Lite 2.0 = spend, but spend money on those content creators and independent retailers who came out against SOPA/PIPA.  And tell them why you're buying their products in March.  There are many of them.

And for those who favor the more targeted boycott, you can find info  here.  But no matter which,  you can participate and you can tailor your level of participation.  We have the tools, the will and the strength to take a stand.


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Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012
With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies' lobbyists.
The only way is to hit them where it hurts.
Their profit margins.
March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide.
Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine.
Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent:
"We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet."

eandh99 [userpic]

Hee hee

September 22nd, 2011 (08:33 am)

You are Romana
You are Romana
Take The Doctor Who Personality Test and Horoscope today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.</p>

You are absolutely brilliant. You are the smartest person you know. You have an odd beauty about you in that your are attractive, but look like you should be a child. You are very serious about most things, but have a hidden playful side. You like to help out wherever possible but usually like to be the one to figure out the solution to every problem. Your taste in clothing is questionable, but you do have an outfit for every possible occasion. You will end up marrying a travel companion, completely hate them, and inherit a title of nobility.


I'm Romana too

eandh99 [userpic]

Not really an update

August 2nd, 2011 (08:22 am)

I know I haven't posted in months - either nothing to say or far too much, mostly about family health issues. But rather than go into all of that - surgery! a strike at work! layoffs! , there's just this:


Test your vocabulary, click the link

Forty-one thousand and change, this is why no one will play word games with me.

eandh99 [userpic]

Time for another "I'm still here!" post

October 1st, 2010 (09:41 pm)

Too busy to breathe, this last month. Back to work, back to school, the performances of My Fair Lady were just last weekend, and now we're at older daughter's 14th birthday. The parenting thing has been up and down, trying to sort out how much is tiredness and work and normal teenage conflict, and how much is genuinely problematic and unhealthy that we should get some help with.

There are a few fun things, though. One of my favourite "popcorn" sites is Jezebel, fashion and entertainment and a little feminism. The very serious "how to dress" posts always crack me up, especially when they linked to one from the U Chicago law school. Except for preferring flats to heels, it was pretty much word for word the advice (NEVER pants, ALWAYS nylons, NO dangly earrings or cleavage, NO prints) that my partner got more than 25 years ago from her law school. This is why I love academia - I'm in Arts, not Business or Social Sciences, so anything more elaborate than jeans and athletic shoes and polar fleece (men or women) is considered kind of stylish. For my part, I have much nicer clothes in my forties than I had in my twenties, though I am no thinner now. And a lot more of them. Thanks, [profile] maggie47 for losing 60 pounds!

The other fun post I saw there recently was a pic labelled Captain Jack - Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp filming the 4th Pirates movie. What made me laugh was that more than half of the responses were people complaining that they had wanted Captain Jack HARKNESS instead. Jezebel is far, far away from UK geekdom, but Captain Jack conquers all. That character, so unlikely in theory (let's hire an out gay musical theatre star to play an omnisexual action hero!) has turned out to be unbelievably popular in practice, and hopefully he won't be an exception, he'll be the leader of a new trend.

eandh99 [userpic]

i like this result

July 26th, 2010 (09:00 am)

but somehow I don't think my reason-for-living will test out as Spock.

Your results:
You are Uhura

Uhura
70%
Beverly Crusher
65%
Deanna Troi
65%
Geordi LaForge
60%
Will Riker
60%
Worf
55%
Mr. Scott
45%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
40%
Jean-Luc Picard
40%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
40%
Spock
39%
Chekov
35%
Mr. Sulu
30%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
25%
Data
23%
You are a good communicator with a
pleasant soft-spoken voice.
Also a talented singer.


Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Quiz

eandh99 [userpic]

this result will surprise no one

July 5th, 2010 (09:36 pm)

Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test...

Pure Nerd

96 % Nerd, 43% Geek, 22% Dork

For The Record:



A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.

A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.

A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.



You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.



The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.



Congratulations!





Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:



Buffy the Vampire Slayer




Professional Wrestling






Love & Sexuality




America/Politics




Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

Take The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test at OkCupid

eandh99 [userpic]

well, at least he wouldn't kill me

June 26th, 2010 (03:06 pm)

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best of a bad lot, for that show LOL.

eandh99 [userpic]

finally I get a character I like!

June 22nd, 2010 (07:31 pm)

Romana
Romana
Take Which Doctor Who companion are you? (girls) today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.</p>

You're Romana!

The cute Romana - who ended up married to Richard Dawkins and how's that for post-Tardis adventures in science? Still, I wouldn't have grumbled over Sarah Jane or Donna or even Leela.

eandh99 [userpic]

see THIS is why I want to be Pam

June 9th, 2010 (09:33 pm)

Kristin Bauer on the red carpet for the True Blood premiere. If I could wave a magic wand and look like anyone, this could be it

kristin tb premiere

eandh99 [userpic]

but I wanted to be Pam!

June 6th, 2010 (03:58 pm)


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