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KILL SOPA PIPA
I have no witty write-up, nor do I have any gifs, but I do have a grudge.

So a while ago, skindyedindigo had written up a misogynistic diatribe about Mormon Feminists. Or something. Of course, the post was absolute crap and the backlash was strong and swift. As it should be for a post like that.

However, something struck me as odd. Cuz I know skindyedindigo and have for several years. The post and comments weren't something she'd say. Or write. Especially in that "style". Turns out, skindyedindigo didn't even write it. roseredhoofbeat gets that honour. After posting, she then spent a while sock-puppeting with herself before she called it a night.

skindyedindigo wrote about this in her own personal journal, where she is "friends" with roseredhoofbeat, who chimes in frequently, saying how busy she is and how blah blah blah etc. etc. etc. Also sorry. Says she'll fix it. Decides not to. Because she's busy. And bi-polar. And whatever else. She's a Very Important Person™ and has decided that she knows best, what skindyedindigo needs. And it isn't her making things right. Oh, no. It's her ignoring the situation.

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Worst write up, ever, but the caps kinda speak for themselves.

tldr, roseredhoofbeat is a jack-ass of epic proportions.

May. 23rd, 2012

hot
Summer is fast approaching.. this means beaches and pools.. and water. Lots and lots of water...

http://mariovittone.com/2010/05/154/

http://mariovittone.com/2011/07/video-of-instinctive-drowning-response/

THIS IS IMPORTANT.
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Originally posted at In light of all of the recent SOPA talk here, I thought this might be of interest

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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Edit:
Link to Petition (ty to killzmeded)
https://www.accessnow.org/page/s/just-say-no-to-acta

Also, please remove my name from the top of the auto-generated post script if you repost this. I didn't know it did that.</div>

Update on Wikipedia

KILL SOPA PIPA
Originally posted by mountain_hiker at Update on Wikipedia
Wikipedia considering joining SOPA blackout protest
Count Wikipedia among the growing number of sites that are likely to take action against SOPA.

As anger towards the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act grows, more and more people and organizations are joining the fight against the bipartisan Congressional legislation. (See CNET's FAQ on SOPA.)

Earlier this week, the news site Reddit announced it would shut down for 12 hours on January 18 in a bid to make its displeasure known about SOPA and its Senate counterpart, the Protect IP Act. And now, there are strong signs that Wikipedia may express its community's protest sentiment, although it's not yet known in what form.

Other sites, including the Cheezburger Network, home to massively popular Internet meme sites like I Can Has Cheezburger, have also said they will shut down on January 18.

And the tide may be turning against SOPA. Perhaps in recognition of the growing number of Web sites protesting the legislation, Twitter users adding "STOP SOPA" banners to their profile images, and many other methods people are using to fight the proposed law, SOPA's sponsor, U.S. Rep Lamar Smith (R-Texas) said today that he is pulling a Domain Name System provision from the bill that would force ISPs to cut access to overseas Web sites accused of piracy.

In a discussion thread about what to do about SOPA, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales indicated his inclination to shut down Wikipedia on January 18:
I'm all in favor of it, and I think it would be great if we could act quickly to coordinate with Reddit. I'd like to talk to our government affairs advisor to see if they agree on this as useful timing, but assuming that's a greenlight, I think that matching what Reddit does (but in our own way of course) per the emerging consensus on how to do it, is a good idea. But that means we need to move forward quickly on a concrete proposal and vote - we don't have the luxury of time that we usually have, in terms of negotiating with each other for weeks about what's exactly the best possible thing to do. As I understand it, the Foundation is talking to people about how we can geolocate and guide people to their Congressperson, etc....Our task is to decide to do it with a thumbs up / thumbs down vote.
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Thanks to everyone who signed and reposted the petition for Wikipedia to do dark to his/her social networks! I don't know if we had any influence, but I'd like to hope we had a measurable impact.

Wikipeda

KILL SOPA PIPA
Originally posted by mountain_hiker at Wikipeda
Please share and reshare all over the social networks! Encourage Wikipedia to go dark next week!

Wikipedia Blackout: Urge Wikipedia To Protest Censorship
Quick request: Wikipedia is considering going dark to protest SOPA and PIPA, the Internet censorship bills.

It'd be huge news, jar rank-and-file Internet users out of complacency, and serve as a turning point in the effort to beat these bills.

Several sites are considering going dark next week -- Reddit's already pledged to do so, but to have the impact it'll take to kill SOPA and PIPA, we need much broader support. A blackout by Wikipedia could be what finally kills these bills.

Will sign you on at right to urge Wikipedia to go on strike to protest censorship? (You'll also generate an email to your lawmakers, with the language at right.)
PETITION TO WIKIPEDIA: We encourage Wikipedia to "go dark" to proest the Internet censorship bills pending before Congress. Millions of Americans would take notice, and it could be what finally turns the corner in the fight against SOPA and PIPA.
Please sign at right to urge Wikipedia to go dark, and to generate an anti-SOPA/PIPA letter to your lawmakers.