Lo Pan! The Three Storms! RAWK!
Big Trouble in Little China by Chris Kuchta
Christina Hendricks has herself some competition!!!
I like glasses!
Va va voom!
Reblogging myself cause i just realised i have over 800 notes on this photo… dafuck?! xx
Obama And ISP’s To Launch Largest Digital Spying Scheme In History (Must Read)
If you download potentially copyrighted software, videos or music, your Internet service provider (ISP) has been watching, and they’re coming for you.
Specifically, they’re coming for you on Thursday, July 1.
That’s the date when the nation’s largest ISPs will all voluntarily implement a new anti-piracy plan that will engage network operators in the largest digital spying scheme in history, and see some users’ bandwidth completely cut off until they sign an agreement saying they will not download copyrighted materials.
Word of the start date has been largely kept secret since ISPs announced their plans last June. The deal was brokered by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and coordinated by the Obama Administration. The same groups have weighed in heavily on controversial Internet policies around the world, with similar facilitation by the Obama’s Administration’s State Department.
The July 12 date was revealed by the RIAA’s CEO and top lobbyist, Cary Sherman, during a publishers’ conference on Wednesday in New York, according to technology publication CNet.
The content industries calls this scheme a “graduated response” plan, which will see
-Time Warner Cable
and others spying on users’ Internet activities and watching for potential copyright infringement. Users who are “caught” infringing on a creator’s protected work can then be interrupted with a notice that piracy is forbidden by law and carries penalties of up to $150,000 per infringement, requiring the user to click through saying they understand the consequences before bandwidth is restored, and they could still be subject to copyright infringement lawsuits.
Response: This is much worse than SOPA/PIPA and ACTA. It doesn’t necessarily censor the internet but it spys on everything you do. Your ENTIRE web history will be watched and recorded and might even assist the government. This was coordinated by Obama and his administration with the help of the MPAA and RIAA.
What is so dangerous about this is that this is not a law it is a policy adopted by several companies. That means this will not be debated in Congress and you will agree to be spied on by signing a contract with the company.
Internet censorship is becoming a reality and now the corporate elite will legally be able to spy on you. If we spread this and cause an uproar like what we did with SOPA, maybe they will back down. Either way people NEED to know about this.
How.. interesting, I just got told by my mom that she got an email from Comcast (who provides our internet) someone at our IP address downloaded copyrighted material illegally and to be careful cause they could cut off our internet.
Fuck you Comcast, can you read that? Maybe if they didn’t treat everyone like fucking criminals. This is BULLSHIT.
Read this. This underlines how the weird counter culture types that normals think are so strange and scary actually have a better grasp on concepts like “family values” and friendship, and love, and fidelity, and other such things. Perhaps it’s because the ones who trumpet them so loudly themselves are such hypocrites when it comes time to back up their big words, are actually so hateful and conditional that they make us outsider types say to ourselves, “This is not how it’s done.” This is where you get polyamory, and other “alternative” life and love styles; the realization that the “normals” are really the freaks since they are so full of it. In my mind, anyway, this is how it is.
You should read the whole thing, but the most important part is this: “and the world might be a better place if we were all a bit more like the kooky and spooky Addams family.”
From the way posts go on this site in regards to TV’s favorite ‘creepy’ family, one might think users here just want to be Angelica Houston or Christina Ricci. As silly as it sounds, it goes a lot deeper than that for me.
See, there’s this episode where a young motorcyclist crashes into their front lawn. He’s a biker-kid through and through, leather jacket, sixties “beat-style” lingo, greased back hair. Instead of reacting to him the way most would, the Addams embrace him, they find him cultured, a “true individual” as Morticia says. In the episode, you find out that the kid is on the run from his father, who refuses to accept him, wants him to be more like other members of society.
Near the end, he has a confrontation with his dad, “You hated me for me being who I was, and the Addams might be a little strange, but they love me for who I am. As far as I’m concerned, the only freak is you.”
It’s a strangely powerful moment for such a silly show, and it doesn’t just leave you. It reminds you why you really care about this family, why you come to love them despite the sit-com nature of their antics. They’re everything you want in a family. They love for people’s differences, not in spite of them, the stranger the better. They don’t believe in violence, but are always up for a good fencing match.
They’re so perfect in fact, that it makes you sad to realize people like that only exist in television. But it brings you a smile that at least they exist somewhere, and the world might be a better place if we were all a bit more like the kooky and spooky Addam’s family.