Excited!

Apr. 13th, 2011 04:13 pm
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I ordered one of Frank Iero's signed prints from singitforjapan.com right before they sold out, so that's happy-making! Almost one month to the day until my first My Chem concert experience, so excited.

In other charity news, I still have ONE gift certificate for donorschoose.org left. If you've never given before, or you'd like to pass it on to someone you know, hit me up. It's free money, and requires no further donation!

Gift cards

Mar. 31st, 2011 12:35 pm
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Hi guys - I have been given 5 gift cards by donorschoose.org that I have to give away - meaning if I give it to you, you can donate it to the donor's choose project of your choice for free. Any takers?
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The military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is an unfair, outdated measure that violates the civil rights of some of our bravest, most heroic men and women.

That’s why I am so proud to support Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who has been working with her colleagues in the Senate and activists across the country to overturn this unfair policy. Today, there is great news: We have convinced Senator Carl Levin, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, to hold the first Senate hearings on repealing DADT this Fall.

We have to prepare for these hearings, so Sen. Gillibrand has launched a nationwide call to action. I was eager to stand with her to show that this country is ready to repeal DADT. Please join us.

Click here to help end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
http://www.kirstengillibrand.com/DADT



From [livejournal.com profile] elucreh
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Hi,

Did you hear that Rep. Nadler just introduced the Respect Marriage Act to repeal DOMA?

The Defense of Marriage Act unfairly singles out legally married same-sex couples for inequitable treatment, denying those couples more than 1,100 federal protections and responsibilities that otherwise apply to married couples. Repealing it would be a big step toward winning full federal equality for LGBT people.

I just sent a message to my Congressmember urging them to co-sponsor the Respect Marriage Act. Can you join me and send one to your representative?

Just click here:

http://www.couragecampaign.org/EqualityNow

Repealing DOMA is just one step towards full equality for all Americans. We can’t stop until everyone is treated the same under the law.

Thanks for helping out!

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Stolen shamelessly from [livejournal.com profile] zillah975, who got it from HRC:

The Senate is poised to vote on the Matthew Shepard Act THIS WEEK. But our allies are reporting an avalanche of 300,000 letters and calls from right-wing groups trying to stop it.

Anti-LGBT leaders like Focus on the Family's James Dobson are now calling the bill "utter evil." They're even referring to it as the "Pedophile Protection Act."

With a vote on hate crimes coming any day, we desperately need senators to hear from fair-minded people like you.

It takes about 45 seconds to call each one of your senators – and each one of them needs to hear from you today. It's just as important for supportive senators to hear from us – they've promised to pass this bill, and they need to know we're counting on them to keep fighting.

So set yourself a reminder on your computer. Make the call on your way to lunch. Or stop reading this and do it right now. Whatever you do, make sure to CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY.

If you've never called Congress, let me assure you, it's incredibly easy.

Before 5 p.m. ET, find your senators' phone numbers here:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


Most likely, one of your senator's interns will answer and ask where you're calling from and why. You're calling to urge the Senator to vote for the Matthew Shepard Act (S. 909). Most calls end right there. But if you like, you can add:

Hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are on the rise.
One out of every six hate crimes is because of the victim's sexual orientation.
Hate crimes have more than one victim. They are intended to create an atmosphere of fear and terrorize entire communities.

After you hang up, you can click here and enter your info so that the HRC Action Center can keep track of how many calls were made.
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Sacremento Morning Radio show describes transgender kids as freaks who should be beaten.


GLAAD call to action



I wrote an email to the two people listed below, urging them to fire these two men.


John Geary
Vice President & General Manager
KRXQ-FM
(916) 339-4209
jgeary@entercom.com
Jim Fox, Station Manager: jfox@entercom.com.
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Hi,

Did you know that hate crimes against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are on the rise?

I just watched a really powerful video that I think you should see – Judy Shepard's story of losing her son to hate violence and fighting for a federal hate crimes bill to give LGBT Americans the protections they need and deserve and to honor his memory. I hope you'll watch it and then send a message to your lawmakers to pass that bill, which is up for a vote in the coming days.

http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/campaign/hate_crimes_video

Congress is taking action on the bill now – but right-wing lawmakers are trying to derail it. There's no time to waste. We can't let the forces of discrimination prevail on this one.

Judy Shepard speaks with strength and eloquence. I hope her words will move you to send a strong message to your representative. Click the link to watch and then take action.

http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/campaign/hate_crimes_video

Thank you.

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REMEMBER: Once Again Cell Phone Numbers Go Public next month.  So if you haven't already done so, get your cell number on the list.


REMINDER.... all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale calls.

.... YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS

To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:   888-382-1222.
It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years.





You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.

HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS... It takes about 20 seconds.



ETA: The deadline thing is false, see the comments for link, but the number is good for blocking if you haven't already done so!
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Amazon.com has removed sales rankings from hundreds of gay and lesbian books in the last week, thus excluding them from many best seller lists and customer searches. Their reasoning? "In consideration of our entire customer base, we exclude "adult" material from appearing in some searches and best seller lists. Since these lists are generated using sales ranks, adult materials must also be excluded from that feature. " Link to Source Post.

I know what some may be thinking. "Well, I didn't want to read this pornography anyway."

It's not pornography, it's not erotica they're going after. It's all LGBT literature. Looking for a list of the best college guides out there? Well, the one put out by the Advocate won't be on there. How about a list of the best Young Adult series? Well, you aren't going to find Rainbow Road, no matter how many copies have been sold.

If they are looking to truly remove 'adult materials' from their search lists, why are the novels depicting graphic heterosexual sex still there? What criteria have they applied to determine what should be labeled 'adult?'

And most importantly, WHO ELECTED AMAZON TO BE THE MORALITY POLICE?

This is censorship, people, plain and simple.

I urge you to:


ETA: A link to affected books: http://community.livejournal.com/meta_writer/11992.html
ETA2: Amazon has twitter: http://twitter.com/amazon

Below is the email I sent - I wish I could take credit for it, but it is all [livejournal.com profile] zillah975, who is way more eloquent than I.

Read more... )
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I just called the White House.

:) Okay, the White House comment line, but still, it was a little nerve-wracking. Anyway, I've said my peace about how I feel about the removal of the Medicaid Family Planning option. If you are interested in learning more, click here.

If not, that's okay. I'll still be your friend :)
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An email from Planned Parenthood, I urge you to click on the link to protest this action:

This summer, the Bush administration tried to keep secret a proposed federal regulation that would allow health care providers to redefine abortion to include birth control. With your help, we forced Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt to make the plans public.



Then the administration submitted the proposed rule for public comments. More than 200,000 people — including more than 90,000 Planned Parenthood supporters like you, and more than 150 members of Congress — immediately called on the Bush administration to withdraw this damaging proposal that could keep millions of people from receiving basic health information and necessary medical care.



The Bush administration promised not to release any new regulations after November 1.



Well, it's now November 14, and guess what? President Bush is poised to implement this disastrous new policy as soon as next week. Tell the Bush administration: Keep your word. Stop the attack on women's health.



Less than two weeks ago, the American people voted to move past the Bush administration's policies that have done so much harm to women, men, and families in need of comprehensive reproductive health care. In elections at local, state and federal levels — including the election of a pro-choice president, Barack Obama, and the defeat of three dangerous anti-choice ballot initiatives in California, Colorado, and South Dakota — the American people spoke out loudly for new policies that put the needs and rights of patients first. It's outrageous that President Bush is using his last days in office to implement a rule that would limit the rights of patients to receive complete and accurate reproductive health information.



This new rule could allow almost 600,000 health care entities that receive federal funding to redefine abortion to include the most common forms of birth control — and then refuse to provide these basic services. For any health provider to intentionally withhold information about widely embraced treatment options from a patient — for any health condition — is absolutely unconscionable under any circumstances. The federal government has no business funding providers who do not abide by this most fundamental standard of care.



A woman's ability to manage her own health care is at risk of being compromised by politics and ideology if this regulation goes into effect. We need you to speak out now, before the administration implements this rule. The exam room is no place to play political games. Click here to speak out now.



With the economy in such bad shape, more and more people are being locked out from receiving complete medical care. This is the worst possible time to undermine patients' ability to access the comprehensive health care they so desperately need. This proposed rule will force women and families who already have limited health care access to pay a dreadful price for the administration's anti-choice ideology. Please, tell President Bush: Keep your word. Stop the attack on women's health.



Thank you so much for your help today on behalf of the millions of people Planned Parenthood health centers serve.

PSA

Mar. 18th, 2008 03:59 pm
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If anyone's interested, MTV is playing the new Panic at the Disco album all day today ONLY, one week before the album comes out. It's very, very different from their first album, very Beatles-inspired. Check it out! :D
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but worth a try.

Please view this video and send to everyone you
know...every little bit will help.....
The band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating
$0.49 to Autism Speaks for *each time* the video is
viewed. The funding goes toward research studies to
help find a cure. When you have a moment, please visit
the link below to watch the video and pass it along to
your friends and family. They are aiming for 10,000
hits, but hopefully we can help them to surpass this
goal.

http://www.whatkindofworlddoyouwant.com/videos/view/id/408214

PSA

Nov. 9th, 2007 02:13 am
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T -12 hours and counting til official [livejournal.com profile] krazycat arrival!!!!

PSA

Nov. 14th, 2006 03:45 pm
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Saw this on [livejournal.com profile] sofiaviolet's journal, wanted to make sure all you paid users saw it as well - Free LJ paid time extension due to recent outage - if you're a paying user, they'll increase your time.
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Just FYI...

U.S.TRAVELERS FACE NEW PASSPORT RULES. Congress and the Department of Homeland Security are tightening border procedures for both U.S. citizens and foreign travelers entering the U.S. By Jan. 8, passports will be required for most everyone entering the U.S. from the Caribbean, Canada and Mexico through airports and seaports, instead of just a birth certificate and driver's license. Land borders will adopt the same requirement Jan. 1, 2008. The travel industry and several border-state governors and senators have been pushing for a delay in the new rules, fearing confusion and long delays for travelers that could hurt the cruise industry in particular. Only 25% of Americans have passports, and many could be left high and dry if they don't get one before they head off to an island cruise. And even if travelers are ready, travel experts say, the government may not be well-prepared, and the result of the heightened security could be long lines are airports and seaports.

I still maintain that we should all have passports anyway, because a state ID system is too easy to manipulate. Say I show you a Nevada drivers license... do you know what it should look like? Would you be able to tell if it was a forged document? Of course not, because a Nevada license is different to a Georgia license, to a Maine license, etc.
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[livejournal.com profile] zillah975 has said this way more eloquently than I ever could, but seriously, how apathetic is our country? What do they have to take away from us to get a reaction? Because right now, the country that's meant to stand for freedom and liberty seems hellbent on taking both away from as many people as possible, and I wish I knew what I could do that would stop it.


Vote-USA.org seems to be a good site to find out who's on your ballot this fall. They had a great idea for comparing the candidate's positions, but at least for my district, no one seems to have replied. Also, it only lists the candidates, so now I'm trying to find out what issues are on the ballot this time around. Anyone know a good source?
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Dear Other Person in the Waiting Room at Ed Voyles Mitsubishi*

Please, sir, stop arguing with your girlfriend over your cell phone. You're in a public place. I'm sitting twenty feet away, across the room, and I now know more about your relationship than I need to. I don't care if you don't give a damn, and if you don't want to talk about "it," whatever "it" is, then hang up the fucking phone. In my experience, this ends the conversation effectively.


*If anyone would like to stalk me, I'm at Ed Voyles Mitsubishi
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That's it, y'all! For better or worse, I am done, and officially on vacation. I head to the 'rents tomorrow.

See y'all in 2006!

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