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{Movie} SWATH: Snow White

About Republicans vs. Democrats

I've been meaning to post this follow up to this reposted entry about Mitt Romney since after reading a rather thought-provoking entry from another friend on my f-list. Unfortunaly, it's not possible to link back to the entry in question, but my friend has kindly let me share some of what he posted.

In a nutshell, the entry talks about the inner workings of the USA two party system. How there's no real difference between Republicans and Democrats as they are defined by today's political system. To quote the entry:

Both sides are heavily funded by the exact same corporations, and the only determining factor as to who really makes it into office is the state of the economy. If it gets better, the incumbant party keeps its spot. If it dives, the opposition makes it in. Both sides are running the exact same fascist / socialist agenda, working at the illusion of opposite extremes in such a manner as to distract the public while the rights of the people are systematically eliminated, one-by-one.

Please, bear this in mind this one thing: what I said about not wanting Romney in the White House still stands. I DON'T want an animal abuser ruling a country. However, I don't buy into the idea that Obama is the perfect president his supporters make him out to be. I haven't seen half of his promises fulfilled in his first term, and I don't think this is likely to change in the next one.

Of course, Obama said recently that he thinks same sex couples should be allowed to marry... a "realisation" that took him FOUR YEARS, clicked in right in time for his re-election campaign, and was still put out there as an opinion.

A human being's RIGHTS shouldn't be a matter of opinion.

That being said, all I ask is that you vote with your conscience and free from illusions.

To end this entry, I'll share with you this article written by Naomi Wolf.

ETA: I just remembered this blog post from sparkindarkness regarding Obama's declaration about marriage equality. That's some food for thought.

ETA 2: Since this came up in the comments, I feel I should clarify a few points:
1) I didn't mean to offend the Obama supporters, be it here in my f-list or elsewhere;
2) I don't mean to imply that Obama declared his support to equal marriage for votes, but let's face that the timing and wording were pretty awkward.
3) I don't mean to imply that Obama should be the only one to be held accountable for his not fulfilling his promises. I know that it sounds too insubstantial to say "the system", but that's what shound be held accountable: the system. One in which corporations roll the dice.

ETA 3: I want to make it clear that this is by no means an anti-Obama or anti-Democrat post, nor is it a pro-Romney one. *shudders* Romney in the White House would be no short of a disaster, and I'm well aware of that. This is an anti-illusion post.

ETA 4: This gives more food for thought.
{Actress} Claire Foy § Look back on it

Please Share This. Thank You!

Originally posted by masterde at Please Share This. Thank You!
Originally posted by teleens_journal at Please Share This. Thank You!
Spreading Romney has gotten off of the front page of Google.  Whatever your feelings on Dan Savage, the reason behind him starting this site is a just one - Mitt Romney shared this story about strapping his dog to the roof of his car as a way to "connect with the common man." 

I don't want an animal abuser in the White House, how about you?  Anyone who is that cavalier about abusing animals won't give a crap about abusing humans, either.  

Please share this far and wide.  Thank you for your support.

{GLBT} Love knows no gender | Animated

If you only do one thing today...

Originally posted by 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

{Actress} Claire Foy § Look back on it

Help Us Support Planned Parenthood

Originally posted by teleens_journal at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood
Originally posted by theljstaff at Help Us Support Planned Parenthood

Join us in standing up for reproductive health and education. Planned Parenthood, the organization that delivers reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people worldwide, has come under fire in the U.S. lately, with many politicians on both state and federal level seeking to end funding (and in a few cases succeeding).

During the month of May, you can send a specially designed Planned Parenthood vgift to your friends to help support this cause. (And if you need someone to send it to, frank is always happy to receive gifts!) There are three variations ($1, $5 and $10) for you to choose from, but they'd all look good on your profile when your friends know that you stand by something so important.


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{Character} Anakin § Tragic Hero | ROTS

Just a heads up for anyone who still uses ff.net...

Originally posted by esper_aroon at Just a heads up for anyone who still uses ff.net...
Alkuperäinen tekijä estora otsikolla Just a heads up for anyone who still uses ff.net...
Originally posted by chickadilly at Just a heads up for anyone who still uses ff.net...
Well THIS brings back memories ... HP "oldbies", remember the first time they did this?


Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap

Originally posted by ladyhadhafang at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap Originally posted by scratchingpost1 at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap

This is for all the Buffy and Harry Potter authors on my friends list. The original post talks about Buffy and Doctor Who, but when I followed the link, I saw that Harry Potter fandom is affected as well. I don't personally use fanfiction.net, but I know that some of you do.

Originally posted by beer_good_foamy at Fanfiction.net orders writers to wash mouths out with soap
Just a heads-up about fanfiction.net for those who might be interested.


If these numbers are correct, fanfiction.net just deleted roughly 12% of all Buffy and Doctor Who fic on there with no warning, no chance for writers to correct the perceived problems, and with temporary bans for those who get their stories deleted. Going by some comments I've seen, most have been removed either for using non-grade-school-friendly words in their summaries or for including "love scenes" that aren't considered "tasteful" (their words), but that's not the only thing they go by; one fic was apparently removed for including the word "killed" in its summary. One or two people have reported having their stories reinstated after mailing support, others have gotten rude replies that basically boil down to "RTFM, STFU." Personally I haven't gotten any reply at all after three days.

It might also be interesting to note that ff.net have blocked the possibility to export fics to AO3.

If you want to back up your ff.net stories and reviews, Storymaster seems to work pretty well.

ETA: This comment seems to have some information about some group that's going around reporting tons of stories. Haven't heard anything more about it to back that up though. But worth knowing about just in case, I guess.

ETA: In case you are looking for a safe archive that truly understands fandom, you might want to try Archive of Our Own.
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