Oi!

Nov. 9th, 2016 09:37 am
aearwen2: (Mad Cat)
My one and only comment on the world I woke up to today:

We survived Bush. We can survive this.
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Another one of those m-things, snitched from any one of several people. If you're interested in trying your hand, the link is here.

Radicalism 88.5
Socialism 50
Tenderness 62.5

These scores indicate that you are a tender-minded progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with an animal rights activist. It appears that you are moderate towards religion, and have a balanced attitude towards humanity in general.

Your attitudes towards economics appear neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a political centrist.

To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, an egalitarian with few strong opinions.

This concludes our analysis; we hope you found your results accurate, useful, and interesting.

Unlike many other political tests found on the Internet which base themselves on untested (and usually ideologically motivated) ideas, this inventory is adapted from Hans Eysenck's own political inventory which was developed after extensive empirical investigations in the 20th Century.
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] heartofoshun at House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lk737 at House Passes CISPA: Make Sure It Dies In Senate
CISPA would give the government and corporations vast new powers to track and share data about Americans’ Internet use.

But our hundreds of thousands of emails and tens of thousands of phone calls have had a real impact:

Amendments were adopted that made CISPA (marginally) better.

Earlier this month CISPA was supposed to sail through, but we helped foment opposition, and the vote was far closer than anybody could have imagined even a couple of weeks ago.

Most Democrats held firm in opposition, and more than two dozen libertarian-leaning Republicans defied their leadership and voted no.

Most importantly, President Obama has threatened to veto CISPA.

***Additionally, CISPA would destabilize the internet inviting cyber attacks and increasing the amount of identity theft.***

The Senate will consider cyber security legislation in the coming weeks. Let’s turn up the heat right away: Tell the Senate to reject CISPA and any and all legislation that doesn’t respect privacy and civil liberties.
Add your name at right to tell the Senate to reject cyber security legislation that doesn’t respect privacy.

http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/cispa_passes/?akid=1332.1998782.hoiowQ&rd=1&t=2

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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] alikat7 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] belladhanna at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] jendavis at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] valawenel at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] sheryden at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] meridian_rose at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] brontefanatic at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] philstar22 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lk737 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

Please repost this? I have never begged for one of my posts to be boosted. I am just so worried for my friends and want you to know.

According to this article, dated March 15, 2012:
http://www.digitaltrends.com/webnews/major-isps-turn-into-copyright-police-by-july-says-riaa/

"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

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Yes, we observed Sept 11 out here on the "left side" of the country too.

Miscellaneous thoughts from a West Coaster under the cut - beware the rant )

And that, my friends, is why I grieve on 9/11: I grieve the loss of life in passenger airplanes used as weapons by men with no morals, in the WTC and Pentagon which were used as targets; and I grieve the loss of the American military and the American spirit in general as a result in the decade that has followed.

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