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I'd like to wish all my American friends a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving!

My only Thanksgiving was back in 1987 when I was an Au Pair in Washington DC. Thanksgiving was a holiday I looked forward to, one so American it didn't make me homesick. To be honest, I can't really remember much from the meal itself. I do remember watching over this giant roasting bird in the oven, basting it and waiting for this little thingy on the side to pop up. The gravy was to die for and the potatoes were delicious. I'm sure there was stuffing and all kinds of wonderful things, but all I can remember is feeling very full at the end :) Oh, and a four day weekend! Very important for an Au Pair!

Sweet potato mash..... )

Who hoo!

Oct. 31st, 2012 08:00 pm
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*waves*  Is anybody out there???

First ever post in my DW account *am proud*

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The ad promises I'll be the baddest kid in the lunch room with this.....

Give yourself to the dark side... )
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It's a day for contemplation today and I just want to send my flist a hug :)
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It's a day of remembrance in Norway today. We mourn those who died and look to the future.

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I'm leaving for Amsterdam in the morning \o/ My sister and I will spend five days there, enjoying everything this wonderful city has to offer :) Well, not *everything*...LOL


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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] xanthe at If you only do one thing today...
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] the_proofreader at If you only do one thing today...
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] itinerant_vae at If you only do one thing today...
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] cassie_black12 at If you only do one thing today...

Dear UK Flisters,

I know I'm preaching to the choir with you guys when it comes to LGBT equality, but believing something is fair and actually getting off your bum and doing something about it doesn't always follow like it should. So here's a little (and slightly preachy) reminder!!

Three things I'd like you all to do before you go to bed tonight (if you haven't already)

1/ Go here and sign the C4EM's petition for marriage equality. This is the simplest and probably most visible way to show your support. It currently has 60,000 signatures -- the petition against (by C4M) has over 500,000!!!

2/ Go here and fill out the government's consultation. It might take a little bit longer, but you can bet that for every pro-person who doesn't find the time, there will be dozens of 'anti' people who will.

3/ Email your MP. There's a handy template there for you to use so you don't even have to think of what to say. Also, you can go here to see where your MP stands on the issue. A hugely important thing to do because the majority of MPs will be voting with their conscience rather than following the party line, so make sure you let yours know your feelings.

4/ Okay, so I lied. There's actually a fourth thing. And that is simply spread the word. The consultation ends in two day - it's our last chance to get as many people mobilised as possible. So tweet it, Facebook, blog it, beat your friends and family around the head with it until they give in!!! And if you want to repost to your own journal (and please feel free to edit), here's an ever-so helpful button

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It's May 17th today, Norway's Constitution Day. I wish you all a wonderful day! I'm giving a speech today, wish me luck!! Eeeep!

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This made me LOL :) snurched from [livejournal.com profile] ohnotheydidnt

Icon Meme

May. 8th, 2012 10:00 pm
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This is how it goes:

1. Reply to this post with "UNICORNS", and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

[livejournal.com profile] sgamadison selected the five icons I will discuss here, but I had to include a couple of my other favorites as well :D

Icon love this way!  )
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My thoughts behind the cut :) SPOILERS!

I finally had a chance to see the movie last night and I LOVED IT \O/

Black Widow ROCKS!  )

I can't wait for the rest of you getting to see the movie. I want to squee with someone!!!
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I don't use scrapbook, but it really bugs me the way they keep changing things that doesn't need to be changed. And to top it off, the explanation is in RUSSIAN! Please inform your other users, as well, LJ, ffs.

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] xanthe at Livejournal, come on.

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] zeitgeistic at Livejournal, come on.
Alright, I am not drunk enough to deal with this, so I'm just going to put out this PSA:

Livejournal Scrapbook is going away. Your 10GB of Paid Member space is now 2GB. If you care, there is an explanation in Russian on the Russian news page. There's also a user-submitted translation.

+ You will no longer have access to your Scrapbook once this goes live.
+ Your images will redirect, but the URL will be different.
+ Unable to tell what will happen to any photos you have that put you over the 2GB limit.
+ Back up your Scrapbook just in case.
+ If you want your photos transferred over now instead of waiting, let them know here.

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As you may know, Anders Behring Brevik is standing trial these days in Oslo, for killing 77 people July 22nd last year. As a protest against Brevik's message of hate, 40000 gathered in Oslo today to sing Pete Seeger's My Rainbow Race, or Barn av regnbuen (children of the rainbow) as it's called in Norway. All over the country people stopped to sing this song at noon today. It was very moving.


The video wouldn't embed, so I'm posting the link instead :)
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] tinlizzie82 at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] adafrog at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] enchanted_jae at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] mandatorily at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill

I just signed the following petition addressed to: Arizona Sentate, Arizona State Legislature, Debbie Lesko.

Stop the Arizona birth control Bill

If this bill passes the senate then women of Arizona would be forced to provide documentation that birth control is for medical purposes only. The "company" would not be required to cover birth control if it was for prevention of conception. Additionally this bill would give companies the right to fire women if they discovered that she was using a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy


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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kapuahi at More signal boosting for Internet Privacy.
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] imaginarycircus at More signal boosting for Internet Privacy.
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] alizarin_nyc at More signal boosting for Internet Privacy.
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] dameruth at It Never Ends...
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] jjpor at It Never Ends...
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] abbyromanaat Signal Boost
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] clocketpatchat Signal Boost
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] calliopes_penat CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [personal profile] spikedluv at CISPA is the new SOPA
Originally posted by [personal profile] velvetwhip at CISPA is the new SOPA

Here's their next move: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, would obliterate any semblance of online privacy in the United States.

And CISPA would provide a victory for content owners who were shell-shocked by the unprecedented outpouring of activism in opposition to SOPA and Internet censorship.

The House of Representatives is planning to take up CISPA later this month. Click here to ask your lawmakers to oppose it.

SOPA was pushed as a remedy to the supposed economic threat of online piracy -- but economic fear-mongering didn't quite do the trick.

So those concerned about copyright are engaging in sleight of hand, appending their legislation to a bill that most Americans will assume is about keeping them safe from bad guys.

This so-called cyber security bill aims to prevent theft of "government information" and "intellectual property" and could let ISPs block your access to websites -- or the whole Internet.

Don't let them push this back-door SOPA. Click here to demand that your lawmakers oppose CISPA.

CISPA also encourages companies to share information about you with the government and other corporations.

That data could then be used for just about anything -- from prosecuting crimes to ad placements.

And perhaps worst of all, CISPA supercedes all other online privacy protections.

Please click here to urge your lawmakers to oppose CISPA when it comes up for a vote this month.

Thanks for fighting for the Internet.

-Demand Progress

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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] elayna88 at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] capra_maritimus at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
And where the US goes Canada eventually follows. *sigh*

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] philomel at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012
Taken from a post by [livejournal.com profile] zelda_zee at All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012 (and others before it).

All U.S. Internet Providers will be policing downloads by July 12, 2012

"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:

Youtube video explaining this:

ETA: Petition for RIAA and the Obama Administration: Stop ISPs from launching a massive copyright spying scheme this July 12th.


Mar. 11th, 2012 12:38 am
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I found this interesting meme on [livejournal.com profile] sgamadison's LJ this afternoon and thought it looked like so much fun!  Please join me, if you have the time! :-)

The meme runs like this:
Comment to this post, and I will list seven things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random.

Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself.

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