LJ's TOS were the final straw so have imported the entries I had over there to this account. I have to track down the people I followed now.
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] sahiya at The shaming room
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kikibug13 at The shaming room
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] bajoransmurf at Please take a seat in the shaming room...
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] denorios at Please take a seat in the shaming room...
Since a number of US newspapers have refused to republish the latest Doonesbury cartoon strip which highlights the way Republicans are attempting to undermine a woman's right to choose, I feel it's important to make sure the message still gets across.

The shaming room awaits.

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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] 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 '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."
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."

A prosperous Year of the Dragon to us all.

first post

Dec. 22nd, 2011 09:10 pm
as so many people seem to be leaving LJ I thought I had better get an account here so I can keep up with the people I follow

2011

Jan. 1st, 2011 01:12 am
Happy new year to all. Fireworks + champagne = buzz

Volcano

Apr. 15th, 2010 09:23 pm
Wow all UK air traffic stopped because of a volcanic eruption in Iceland - just to prove how very small our planet is.
And in other news the Japanese whaling fleet recently came back with only about half of its intended catch. the Japanese blamed Sea Shepherd - well done guys - but maybe there are less whales around. Ever think of that?
Great episode, crap biology. Why not poison gas?
Four day weekends (five days actually as I took a day off to help at the Pony Club Camp but wasn't needed so went home and watched NCIS instead) are very odd - every day seems to be Sunday.

Climate

Feb. 8th, 2009 10:38 pm
Spent CNY in Oz riding and birding. In northern NSW the temperatures were great, but in the south 40+degrees! And now worst snow in England for 20 years, and the weather was so boring when we were there at Christmas. Climate change is alive and kicking.
I've just bought the poster of this userpic; I love it and it's going on my office wall
Spent Christmas in UK with the families. Very grey place at this time of year, it doesn't get light till 8.30! back to HK on 31 December and we spent the evening catching up on the internet, everyone on their own PC! But we did raise a glass at the bells.
Daughter is now in the throes of mock GCSE exams, and has a bad cold and her teeth hurt. I will probably be transferred again next week (third time in 15 months). Life is not a bowl of cherries at the moment, but given what is happening in the Middle East I have no right to complain.

The Year of the Ox starts on 26 January - supposed to be more good fortune than the Year of the Rat just about to end. Hope so for everyone's sake.
Well for once the US did something right. Congratulations President Obama, and everyone who voted for you, the Rest of the World thanks you
Canto Pop and Beijing Opera - not my scene, but the London bit was surprisingly good.
Last night was the last equestrian event - the individual showjumping. It was held as Typhoon Nuri advanced towards HK. It was excellent value, but with a typhoon bearing down on us, why did the organisers have 1.5 hours between rounds? Husband got so bored he went home.

He missed a great jump off - the Yanks jumping over some of the decorative flower pots to shave off a few seconds, and the Canadian winning - my Canadian friends will be thrilled. It was great to hear the Canadian supporters singing the national anthem! and the horses - just gorgeous. Alas the cutist horse - Zorro- did not make the second round, but he was very cute - the jumps looked just so huge and he looked so small.

Thanks to the Typhoon we are having an unexpected holiday, and I am indulging in Olympics watching on the TV. Have to say HK coverage is peculiar to say the least. Typhoon updates interrupt canoe races, and the poor commentators often left wondering what they are looking at. The Beeb and Guardian live updates are brilliant, we are all hooked on them. Nice to see some of the jingoism being mad fun of. Quite glad I am not in UK - the Team GB!GB!GB! thing would drive me up the wall. Of course we see a lot of table tennis and other sports the Chinese are good in, but the athletics is very good. Alas for the Chinese hurdler, there was virtual mourning in the office when he retired.

The eye of Nuri should be going over in 30 mins or so, then the winds die down and then swing round and pick up again. So far no major damage, although I expect a lot of our new trees will be down. Busy day on Monday!

Thursday

Aug. 14th, 2008 10:06 pm
Getting happily pissed watching Venus Williams thrash the Chinese woman, with the sound down cos Cantonese commentary is very hard on the eardrums. I'm hoping the dressage will come on soon, but it is getting a bit late for any meaningful coverage. Daughter and I will be at Shatin tomorrow night to watch the heats of the team show jumping
am totally exhausted after walking and standing for 7 hours to see the Cross Country at Beas River but it was worth it. Gentle rain so no horse or human got too hot, some fantastic riding and the horses -- just green with envy!
The organization was excellent, no faults especially all the volunteers. After 18 years in HK, I have never seen so many HK residents smile and look so happy. They must have had smiling classes! getting all the spectators away went very well. There must have been 30 or more double decker buses waiting to ferry them to the train. We walked back to the car, and my feet hurt, my hip hurts for some reason, and I think I've messed up my knee again, but it was so good. Mary King is only a few years younger than me, and she went round that course like the brilliant rider she is. All the HK folk groaned when the Chinese Eton schoolboy fell off, it sounds like really bad luck. We saw riders over all the fences and managed to miss all the refusals, eliminations etc.
Final showjumping tomorrow night after work.
Pretty impressive despite my dire forebodings, and much less tacky than expected. Fireworks on TV are usually totally unimpressive, but the footprints - excellent value. Scotland the Brave was a bit odd though.

Heard today, that there was a demonstration during the Chinese rider's dressage test last night. I totally support free speech and the right to demonstrate, but not the right to interfere with someone in a competition setting. His horse spooked and he was scored down. Surely the flag could have been unfurled when he finished? It would have made just as much impact.

Anyway, we are off to the cross country tomorrow, have to get up at 5.15 to get to the venue and then through the mega security measures.
Olympics open today. The opening ceremony is hours long and will probably be very boring, we might watch some of it on TV. I love that the teams will be entering the stadium, not in alphabetical order, but ascending order of number of brushstrokes in the first character of the country's Chinese name. The confusion this will cause should be brilliant!
Daughter and I are going to 7 equestrian sessions, husband only 3. We just had a major storm blow through and Wednesday was an unexpected holiday. The X-country course seems to have held up well in the storm, but we are getting some serious rain at the moment - 40-50mm an hour when I left for work - so I hope their drainage is as good as they claim.

Rain

Jun. 7th, 2008 08:59 pm
We have had 400mm of rain in the last 24 hours. This approx. 33% of the annual rainfall for Manchester UK. Not surprisingly I did not do riding this morning. We played moving furniture and books instead - as good as a workout at the gym.

The road to the airport was closed for 6 hours which is pretty dramatic, and 2 people died after their small shop collapsed cos of a defective retaining wall, which is just grim.
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