If you need info or have info about someone at the race, Google People Finder
If you are there and need help in some for or another #bostonhelps and #helpers on Twitter is people volunteering their houses and assistance.
Not in Boston and want to help? List of appropriate charities
Thoughts & prayers with everyone in Boston right now.
Also, seriously, fuck this week. Another horrible anniversary to add to the list of Virginia Tech, Oklahoma City, Waco, and Colombine. All between April 15 and April 20.
I'm fasting from shopping/buying things for Lent. Things I can buy: food, gas, stuff I already use and have run out of (you know - body wash and stuff like that).
So, we're not quite a week into Lent and already my fast from buying things is bringing a lot of stuff into sharper focus. Namely: my shopping problem is worse than I thought.
All problems with behavior start as thoughts and I literally cannot go an hour without thinking of something I want or "need" to buy. I really wish I was exaggerating, but I'm not. I look at my W2 from last year and wonder, where did all the money go?! Serious, serious problem. So, plans for the rest of the year.( more detail about spending habits than you may want )
Elementary is soooooooo good. I love, love the relationship they're building with Holmes & Watson. I love, love this interpretation of those characters. Holmes isn't a complete asshole that you love in spite of that and he shows capacity for growth. Watson's fantastic - she's in charge and she takes none of his bullshit while going along with things because he's usually right. I love how he encourages the development of her deductive abilities and that she sometimes sees things he misses. Just...*flailing* *squee*
The new shows are so good!!!!!!
Actually, if they incorporate the stuff from the books that I love (Han & Leia getting married, Mara Jade, the Solo kids, the Fels, the rebuilding of the Jedi Order, etc) I might be okay with this. Maybe.
( Hawaii 5-0, Castle, NCIS, Arrow, Supernatural, Criminal Minds, Vampire Diaries, Beauty & the Beast, Scandal, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Revenge )
1) Eduardo Saverin, I am disappoint. Everyone who's calling him an American hero for renouncing his citizenship just in time to not pay taxes on the billions he's making off of the Facebook IPO? What. The. Fuck is your problem?! Someone's an American hero by choosing to no longer be American? Taxes are part of being a good citizen. Mr. Saverin profited and benefited from being an American citizen, he should pay his taxes. *headdesk*
If you're claiming to be a Christian and saying "good for him!" may I remind you that Jesus said "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s..." (Mark 12:17, NKJV).
2) Yet another example of "being gay is a choice, so it shouldn't be protected" bullshit. Whether or not being gay is a choice, a product of one's environment, or genetic doesn't really matter because you know what is most definitely a choice? Your religion. If you can't (legally) be discriminated against for your choice in religion, you shouldn't be allowed to be discriminated against for your sexual orientation or gender identity (both of which are arguably more inborn than religion).
"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
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