Posts tagged important things
Posts tagged important things
Things I did not know, but should.
This is a post that might save a life.
My mom worked for 25 years as an ER nurse and is convinced that a lot of women die simply because folks only know heart attack symptoms that occur in males.
Google acknowledged in its latest lobbying disclosure form that it is working behind the scenes on a controversial cybersecurity bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).
The bill’s author, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.),
Hey everyone, remember the nightmare that was SOPA and PIPA? IT’S NOT OVER!
Reports say that lawmakers will vote on the bill as early as Wednesday, April 25th or Thursday, April 26th. It isn’t looking very good. It is of utmost importance that you contact your local representatives to tell them that you do not agree with this bill and they shouldn’t either. Make your voice heard. Don’t let this happen.
Want to learn more about CISPA? Check out the EFF’s Cybersecurity Bill FAQ.
Don’t know who your representatives are? Just use this.
It takes maybe five minutes of your time to do this — make the effort. It will certainly be worth it.
GUYS. WE REALLY SHOULD CARE ABOUT THIS. LET’S GET ON THIS SHIT.
Sorry guys to make you feel scared but we need to stand up again !
Well that can’t be good…
This is about CISPA. Tl;dr, worse than SOPA. Watch the video.
I know I’m a fairly ineloquent Tumblr nobody but come on, followers, spread this around, it could pass in THREE DAYS.
WE NEED TO STOP THIS SHIT NOW.
This has been going on for a while and this is the first I’ve seen any sort of TV coverage about it :/
PLEASE EVERYONE! REBLOG THIS THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT :(
this is getting fucking annoying
COME ON GUYS give it a rest seriously
This Is Important, You Should Know This of the Day: The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act now has more than 105 co-sponsors, and some fear the bill could go further than SOPA and PIPA in threatening online privacy. SOPA and PIPA were finally discarded earlier this year after resoundingonline protest changed the debate, but the same doesn’t yet appear to be the case with CISPA.
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, H.R. 3523 “would let companies spy on users and share private information with the federal government and other companies with near-total immunity from civil and criminal liability. It effectively creates a ‘cybersecurity’ exemption to all existing laws.”
The bill could sneak through Congress quickly once it’s back in session, so be sure totrack its progress.
An onrush of condemnation and criticism kept the SOPA and PIPA acts from passing earlier this year, but US lawmakers have already authored another authoritarian bill that could give them free reign to creep the Web in the name of cybersecurity.
As congressmen in Washington…
This is fucking awesome :)
So there are groups that do this, they stay in highly policed areas on shifts and bring cameras and such, and record to make sure police brutality doesn’t escalate, and when it happens there’s evidence…
(reposting and quoting from LJ)
Seriously. WHAT THE FLYING FUCK WORLD.
“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:
THE GOVERNMENT WAS called on today to address the subject of reparation for survivors of the Magdalene laundries.
Ireland’s human rights record is being examined at the United Nations in Geneva today as the country bids to become a member of the UN Human Rights Council. The Irish Human Rights…
Traditionally, the youth vote has always been relatively low, and if that stays the same this year, we run more of a risk of getting an anti-women, anti-choice, anti-gay, racist, Islamaphobe, war-happy idiot for President. Now, I don’t really want that. At all. It’s enough…
Anonymous asked: I have a friend who studies law and we got in an argument regarding rape the other day. He claimed that most cases never get to court because they find out that the woman exaggerated or made it up (or something like that, I’m not good with the legal terms he used). Could this…
I might have reblogged this already but it’s so good I don’t care.
Kyriarchy in action.
Also the study where they had women and men talking in a discussion and when women spoke around 30% of the time, men perceived them as dominating the discussion. They didn’t consider it “equal” until something like 5-10% of women talking.
Now apply that to racism! Try and see how people react if a conversation is exactly 50% white people 50% POC. I imagine the reaction will be quite similar
Please pass along and sign!
signal boost go!
Go and sign, fellow Yanks.