BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

Originally posted by write_light at BAD Internet Laws Heading Your Way

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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.


“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.


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With the sweltering heat of Thailand comes A LOT of lethargy. As such, I've done pretty much nothing but sleep, swim, eat yummy food, work and read. I know now why Thailand is known as the 'land of smiles'. It takes too much bleeding effort to get pissed off in this climate.

The Husband and I went and explored Cambodia for a week. Talk about history that will break your heart. I wondered before we went if we'd hear mention of Angelina Jolie, and boy did we. They love that woman like one of their own. I find it very sweet :).

I have so many photograps from my time in South Korea, Thailand, and Cambodia. It never occured to me you guys might be interested in seeing some of them, before now. Maybe, once this heat lessens (it's hot season here) I will summon the energy to do a massive pic post. Maybe? I will also tell you guys the story of how I literally almost died travelling on two seperate Chinese Airline Airbus 320s. Twice. No exaggerations, I still think back and am stunned that I am alive. I hate those tiny planes. Give me a 747, four glorious engines, please.

Anyway, as I said I have been reading a lot. My newest thing is series and as such, I've been reading a lot if Young Adult Fiction.

It's bothersome, in a way. I know there are plenty of series for adults, but I always feel like they rely too heailvy on things that don't intrigue me. I am not a massive fan of Sci-fi and even magic/fantasy has to be done in just the right way (not through the daydreams of a mary-sue-middle-aged-author who has a vampire/werewolf/whatever fetish) and I not in it for the smut; most 'adult series' are all about the smut, plot dead last. In other words, young Adult fiction for all that it lacks is more gratifying than what is out there for 'not so young adults'. Which is unfortunate. That ought to be explored more. Don't know how else to explain that.

I just read The Hunger Games, which everyone has been raving about and I found it entertaining. I liked it. I also read a series, I believe it was called The Last Survivors, by Susan Beth Pfeffer and that I loved. I can't get my hands on the third book, however, which is driving me crazy.

Anyway, I am always open to recommendations if you guys want to suggest any series you've read that you think I might enjoy :)

I posted my new story on H&V, which I was suppoosed to have turned into an exchange and never did because my life is batshit insane. It's my first epic length at 60k+ words, so I hope to get some feedback. I like that I get to work on it more as I go.

Oh, and Bunney, you commented on H&V on Twice The Pleasure. I am working on another small story but I do plan to update that eventually, jsyk. I love that you love dark!Hermione. I love her more than anything and I really want to see her done more, but it is hard to get her just right, I think. I will try to update it ASAP for you. :)

That's all, for now. This update was long overdue. How are all of you?

New Fact: I am obsessed with makeup

I have different makeup bags all over the place, that I take with me to different things. This is more of my bigass everyday makeup bag, so a ton of random stuff gets thrown in there. But the staples are all here with asterisks beside them :) I recommend these things!


*UD Primer Potion
*MAC Carbon
*MAC Feline & Smolder, I prefer Feline, but it is almost gone. Smolder will have to do for awhile.
*MAC fluid line in Black Track
*L'oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara
CG VolumeExact
Teal Korean drugstore shadow. Not sure of the name, 1$ and SUPER pigmented
Purple and a green-gold in same brand
Smashbox eyeshadow quad, Electric
*Smashbox eyeshadow in Butter
An assortment of bright Inglot shadows that I got on a whim and love love love love. Like love more than MAC. Love more than anything. AND THEY WERE SO CHEAP. They seriously need to start international shipping :/. But hey, at least they have a website now.
Jane Quad 01 Pinks
LA Colors Darling - 5 metallic eyeshadows
CG Gold sizzle
CG Purple Pop
CG Ballet Pink
CG in Teal, name gone
Sally Girl Glow Green
merle norman in gray
A deep burgundy Bobbi Brown shadow with gold shimmer, name is long gone
MAC Shadows:
*Amber Lights
Kight Divine
Atlantic Blue
Going Bananas
Silly Goose
Louder, Please
Sassy Grass

*Carmax in Cherry
*NARS lipgloss in Dolce Vita
Smashbox lip enhancing gloss in Crystal
*MAC in Myth
MAC in Shy Girl
Mary Kay Lip Creme in Coral Kiss
CG triple (lipstick/rouge/sunscreen) in Pink Champagne
CG in a deep red, name is gone

*MAC Stereo Rose
CLIO Professional Art Blusher in 5 Orange Peach
*Dior Skinflash in Candlelight
*Benefit High Beam
L'oreal Quickstick Face &Body Blush in Copper Gleam
*Coastal Scents Contour & Blush Palette
*Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
*MAC Moisturelush Cream
*NYX concealer in Light
*NYX Liquid Foundation in LM10 True Beige
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish
*Dr.OIL Solution Anti-Shine Finish Pact in 01 beige

Smashbox Lash & Brow Brush #17
MAC 'everyday' Brushes: *208, *219, 239, *217, 194, *187, 188, 191, 275, *165, *109
Sigma Makeup SS182 Brush
Sigma Makeup SS209 Brush
*Sigma SS275 Brush
*Shiseido Eyelash Curler

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Very gutted rn; we did not get to see the moon last night,as the cloud coverage in Seoul was too thick. There was no visible moon at all! Looking forward even more to people posting pics of it now!


Okay! So as most of you know I am in South Korea, and I know a lot of my friends are all over the world on here, so tonight I am hoping to get some pics of the 'Supermoon', dunn dunn dunnn, and I will definitely post them for you guys to see it over Seoul! Maybe even get some video from my roof (it's about 20 stories? can't recall. It's tall!)For those of you over there <---(elsewhere) that I will see it before, I'll place them behind cuts in case you want to see it firsthand. Or maybe I'll wait until the moon has risen everywhere. We'll see. Of course, that's if I can see it from where we are; we live in Seoul, a huge valley full of mountains and buildings and stuffs, but it is unusually clear here compared to other places I have visited in Korea and it's gonna be a big one so, fingers crossed! A full moon too!!!?!! WHOA! (Can you tell I've not had nearly enough sleep?) Anyway, if you guys get any pics yourselves I would LOVE to see them! Post them on the comments or on your journals. I am super excited!

ETA: Also it's official. We are moving to Thailand on the seventh of April. Whoop!! Anyone ever been? Any advice? I'm a little nervous! (always am before moves)

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Ugh I desperately want to write but I feel like utter hell. My blood sugar is low, I think. I feel all sick and dizzy and fatigued and my head feels like it's being compressed. Not good, can barely sit up. I should eat, but I have no appetite due to the nausea. Oi. I need to get my health in check, as I near thirty I keep reminding myself I am not a little grasshopper anymore, but aside from the fine lines that I see in the mirror and the general lack of bushy tail and bright eyes, mentally, I still feel like a gal in her twenties ... so it's hard to actually accept I am getting older. Will that go away when I turn thirty? Will I *finally* believe I'm a grown up? Hmm....

Speaking of writing though, I really need to get on the ball with finding a beta for my dmhgfic. I'm getting up there in word count, now, and it'd probably be easier to find one now, rather than later. Not that knowing that means I will do it. I was so worried about my prompt. It was one of those vague prompts, with just a general idea of where to take things, and I was really over-thinking things as a result. So I sat down and started writing it, determined on getting something on the page, and viola, a pretty good idea came to me fairly quickly. I also get to use my Political Science background for once, so that's a change. So yay for that.

I was breaking my brain last night trying to remember the name of someone; when I lived in the States, in Baltimore, there was a fabulous Free Newspaper that ran all of my favourite columns and then some (Savage Love among them. Fuck ilu Dan Savage, you utter pig). So anyway, the paper was called The City Paper and I miss it so. They also had this Horoscope section, but it wasn't the usual Horoscopes, blah blah blah sun in venus love will come to you today. These Horoscopes were fantabulous. I couldn't remember the name of the column though, nor the guys name, and an hour of navigating through their online site got me nowhere. So then, for some bizzarre unknown reason, my subconscious decided to throw me a completely random bone, and suddenly, the line 'I dare you to say this to someone that you want to be closer" popped into my head. I vauely recalled that that was the first line of one of my Horoscopes by him I'd read years ago. So I googled that line, along with 'Horoscopes, thinking 'no way in hell will this work', but lo and behold, it did!. It was the Valentines week Horoscope for 2007, lol, I am floored that I remembered it.

So anyway, I thought I'd share this because I just think this guy is wonderful. His name is Rob Brezsney, and the column is called Free Will Astrology. He has a website, here, http://www.freewillastrology.com/horoscopes/ if you want to check out your Horoscope.

I really, really love his 2011 forcast for me, so I'll share it:

Capricorn Forecasts for 2011

Capricorn, here are three different angles on your long-term destiny: my forecasts for you in 2011.

I have tracked down a formula that I think should be one of your central ongoing meditations in 2011. It's from newsman David Brinkley: "A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her." In the coming months you will be extra smart about knowing which of these bricks to use and how exactly to position them in your foundation. And more than that, Capricorn: You will have special insight not only about bricks that have been flung fairly recently, but also about those that have been hurled at any time in your life.


"We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last 24 hours," wrote historian Will Durant some decades ago. "We are the not the best informed as to the events of the last sixty centuries," he concluded. Today this describes many Westerners, not just Americans. We are adrift in the Age of the Short Attention Span -- a time when the lessons of the past are becoming lost or irrelevant. But in 2011, I'll be rooting for you to elude this curse, Capricorn. It's crucial for you to be in close touch with both the lessons provided by the grand sweep of human civilization and by your own personal history.


"We have to stumble though so much dirt and humbug before we reach home," wrote novelist Herman Hesse. "And we have no one to guide us. Our only guide is homesickness." That's the bad news, Capricorn. The good news, according to my analysis, is that 2011 could very well be the year that your homesickness drives you all the way home. For best results, keep this tip in mind: To get the full benefit of the homesickness, you shouldn't suppress it. Only by feeling it deeply, as a burning, grinding ache, will you be able to ride it all the way home.


Ugh, so on point and beautiful.

That's all really. Just felt like updating. &I'm craving Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Yum....
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1. Hit random on wikipedia.com. The page that comes up is your band name.

2. Hit random on quotationspage.com. The last 4 or 5 words of the LAST quote on the page make the album title.

3. Flickr.com - click on the last seven days link at the very bottom, then click on interesting photos from last seven days. The 3rd picture is your album cover.

4. MSPaint or Photoshop it and post in the comments.

Children, personality disorders.

Anyone who finds the topic of children with psychological issues interesting should read this post on the community ontdcreepy. It's f-locked but really worth adding anyway. This community freaks me out daily, which I love, but this post hit home for me. My brother, Kevin, while not anywhere as extreme as these cases started showing signs of a personality disorder shortly after he turned five years old. Not something I want to go into detail about, but I will say that he had a very normal, happy upbringing, and because of this the topic sort of became rather fascinating to me. I needed to know why. Before Kevin was born, I honestly, one hundred percent believed that this was a product of nurture and not nature, no exceptions. That we are products of our surroundings. However, when a five year old starts doing and saying things that they just shouldn't even be capable of comprehending, things an average 50 year old would be called psychopathic for, who has had an entirely average upbringing, you start to wonder. Is there more to this than we know? I have read both of the mentioned pieces and recommend them to anyone who has dealt with personality disorders of any loved one, them selves personally, and specifically (but not exclusively) in a child. Also be sure to scroll down to the comments and watch the video posted of a special Oprah did on the topic. Chilling stuff.

Link to the community:
The link to this entry is here: http://community.livejournal.com/ontdcreepy/233936.html

lol, it's fucking a million degrees.

It is hot as hell and I am irritable as hell and my husband is being such a whiney bitch. I love him but jfc.

I have been writing so much. I am at like 1500 min. per day right now and fucking LOVING it. I hope it stays. It won't.

I am updating for no reason in particular. Just been awhile.

Tell me, What's happening in your life?