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Jan. 13th, 2012 07:54 pm
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] 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.


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The photos coming out of the Gulf are some of the most disturbing images of animals that I've ever seen (right up there with the pictures of mutilated horses that had been transported in double-decker cattle-trailers on their way to slaughter houses). It's completely horrifying.  I'm not even going to post them here. Go check them out if you want, but prepare yourself to feel rage: www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/06/caught_in_the_oil.html

I've also posted my article about ways to help with the oil spill on GroundReport.com: http://www.groundreport.com/US/The-Gulf-Oil-Spill-Ways-to-Help/2924198 If any of you know anyone who's been trying to figure out a way to help, send them a link to the article, and maybe they'll find something that will work for them.

I wish I could do more.
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My youngest brother had a doctor's appointment, so me and my oldest brother got to go hang out and shop and Borders for a while. It was a lot of fun, though I was pretty sad to see that they'd ripped out the entire DVD and CD sections and replaced them with gigantic Twilight displays (who needs Twilight band-aids?!). Anyway, while I was there I saw something that surprised me, given what's been going on with... oh, I'll just tell you the whole story...
Coincidence? I think not! )

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I usually watch CNN all the time. Last night, I watched Larry King and AC360, then switched over to Discovery Channel. I did some painting and some reading, and when I was done it was about 2 am. I went to get ready for bed, and while I was brushing my teeth the song "Abraham,  Martin, and John" suddenly popped into my head. I went along with it, and by the time I headed back to my room it had gotten to the 'Bobby' verse. As I got into bed, I decided to put CNN back on, so I could see if they'd switched over to CNN International yet... and that's when I saw the news.

I'm glad they'll all be together now, at least.

:'(

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