after vic

Thank you!

I received a notification that yvonnereid had blessed me with a v-gift. How surprised I am to find two more v-gifts on my profile!!

Thank you yvonnereid, rainbow1907 and spike7451!! I love the sparkly valentine heart and appreciate you thinking of me.

I'm not going to be lame now and send v-gifts after the fact, nor do I like having to choose 10 friends. Please just know that the three of you have brightened my day immensely!

*hugs you all* ♥
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Whitney Houston

How can one person both feel shock and lack of shock to hear that the biggest voice of the mid 1980s and the 1990s passed away much too early at the age of 48. I had hoped for much more for Whitney. If her death wasn't drug or alcohol related, what cruel irony it will be. Her singing is not everyone's flavour, but to me she was the epitome of what singing from the soul sounded like. I feel so badly for her family, especially her Mom and her daughter.

R.I.P. Whitney Houston. You will not be forgotten!

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Just because ...

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Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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Happy New Year!

It's been a few months since I posted. I hope to be more communicative in 2012.

Wishing you all a safe and fun New Year's Eve and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2012!!
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