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strange_lydia
strange_lydia
Lyds
Tuesday, the 24th March 2009 21:21

Hey ya'll, me again, here with another great opportunity to help bring good change to the world. :)As always, no pressure. You will only hear about this once. :)

Subject: Obama at the G20

I just signed ONE's petition calling on President Obama to urge other G20 leaders to address extreme poverty because of the devastating impact the financial crisis is having on the developing world. I hope you will too:

http://www.one.org/international/obamainlondon

The financial crisis threatens to push 53 million additional people into extreme poverty this year. For a crisis of this scale, we need a comprehensive global solution.

The G20 Summit in London provides the opportunity for leaders to seek this solution, and Obama, in an unique position of leadership, has the ability to push leaders into action.

It only takes one click. :)

-Becca

Current Mood: hopeful hopeful

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strange_lydia
strange_lydia
Lyds
Tuesday, the 17th March 2009 23:01

I've just signed the ONE Declaration committing myself to help fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty.

I'm asking you to make that commitment, too, by adding your voice.

I think your name belongs on that declaration, too. You can put it there by visiting:

http://www.one.org/declare/


ONE is a new effort by Americans to rally Americans - one by one. So far, over two million have signed the declaration in support of a historic pact for compassion and justice to help the poorest people of the world.

Together as ONE we can make a difference!

Thanks!

*******

No pressure, please don't feel that I am pushing anything on anyone. I just wouldn't be a very good activist if I didn't spread the word, now would I? :) Peace.

Current Mood: hopeful hopeful
Current Music: U2 - Where The Streets Have No Name

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strange_lydia
strange_lydia
Lyds
Tuesday, the 16th September 2008 11:27

Because I'm lame and need all the help I can get :P

Writing Lit essays

Link to the Lit homepage

(more to come in a bit)

Current Location: School library
Current Mood: cheerful cheerful

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strange_lydia
strange_lydia
Lyds
Friday, the 29th August 2008 19:19

yes jared is cute.

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strange_lydia
strange_lydia
Lyds
Thursday, the 20th March 2008 19:17

Got this from Trina, though I'm not entirely what's going on (I don't read the LJ news or anything) but it seems important so I'm down.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

The one-day content strike is on for this Friday, March 21, from midnight GMT to midnight GMT.

For 24 hours, we will not post or comment to LJ. Not in our own journals, not in communities. Not publicly, privately, or under friends-lock.

This is a protest that will have long-lasting effects, showing up forever in the daily posting statistics.

This is a protest that will not harm LJ in the long run, as leaving LJ might do.

This is a protest that will demonstrate the power of community, as all users unite to support Basic users, the concept of adfree space, and our right to enjoy any interests we choose.

This is a protest that will educate the new owners that LJ is driven by user-created content.

How Can You Help?

DO post about this in your own LJ.
DO post and comment about it in appropriate communities.
DO turn off LoudTwitter and your RSS feeds for 24 hours.
DO feel free to friend me for updates, and defriend when the strike is over.

DON'T forget to get permission from community mods before making an off-topic post or comment about the strike.
DON'T be spammy with your posts or comments about the strike.
DON'T forget to turn your LoudTwitter and RSS feeds back on when the strike is over.

Appropriate Times

The 24-hour strike will begin at the following times for the following locations:

Thursday, March 20, 2:00 PM -- Honolulu
Thursday, March 20, 4:00 PM -- Anchorage
Thursday, March 20, 5:00 PM -- San Francisco; Los Angeles
Thursday, March 20, 6:00 PM -- Mexico City; Denver
Thursday, March 20, 7:00 PM -- Chicago
Thursday, March 20, 8:00 PM -- Montreal; New York
Thursday, March 20, 9:00 PM -- Buenos Aires
Midnight -- London
Friday, March 21, 1:00 AM -- Paris
Friday, March 21, 2:00 AM -- Istanbul
Friday, March 21, 3:00 AM -- Moscow
Friday, March 21, 4:00 AM -- Dubai
Friday, March 21, 5:00 AM -- Islamabad
Friday, March 21, 6:00 AM -- Bangladesh

Why Are We Striking?

We are holding the Content Strike because we want the new owners of LiveJournal to better understand the power and resolve of the LJ Community of Users.

We are holding the Content Strike because all of us, Paid, Permanent and Plus users as well as Basic, want to demonstrate our solidarity as a Community of Users. We do not consider Basic users to be freeloaders, we consider them to be valuable content-providers and Friends.

We are holding the Content Strike because we ache to do something to show our displeasure, and commenting on the news post -- even with cat macros -- just isn't powerful enough!

The strike has four terms:

1. Restore basic accounts for new account creation.

2. Inform users before any change to the site that affects how we use the site or demands on our resources.

3. Run change proposals by the Advisory Board and take their advice into account before implementation of any change.

4. Homophobia, misogyny, and racism must not be a part of the decision making processes about appropriate content of the site, including what user interests are deemed appropriate.

NOTE: We are aware that there may be good business decisions for eliminating Basic accounts. If Basic accounts are to be eliminated, though, that action should be taken only after approval of the Advisory Board and consultation with the LJ Community of Users.

Will This Make Any Difference?

The protests are making a difference. Within the last three hours (as of 3pm March 17, '08), the censored interests have been restored! If you look at the Popular Interests page, you will once again see the formerly filtered "fanfiction", "depression", "bisexuality" -- even "faeries". LiveJournal is once again presenting its true face to the world, not a sanitized blandness.

Please continue to spread the word about the Content Strike. We are not merely consumers. We are a Community of Users, and we will be heard.



LiveJournal Content Strike, Friday, March 21, midnight to midnight GMT.

No posts. No comments. No content.

Current Music: One Hit Wonders countdown

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strange_lydia
strange_lydia
Lyds
Monday, the 25th December 2006 18:47

does anyone have the song "Wuthering Heights" by Kate Bush? I finished the novel and read the Sparknotes version and now I'm sort of obsessed, and I remembered this song, and so now, I kinda need it. :P So if anyone has it and wants to share, I would greatly appreciate it!

Current Mood: curious curious
Current Music: Crossing Jordan on A&E

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strange_lydia
strange_lydia
Lyds
Monday, the 11th December 2006 19:34
Click the banner to go directly to my shop, full of wonderful gift giving ideas such as mugs, cards, postcards, throw pillows etc! Especially for the art lover in your life!

Support This Site

And don't forget about Ophelia Drowning!

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strange_lydia
strange_lydia
Lyds
Wednesday, the 20th September 2006 21:25

Okay well maybe this isn't really worth posting about lol but my dad stopped to Barnes and Noble today on his way home from work, and he bought me and my sis each a magazine. She's completely insane over Lost right now so he got her the official Lost magazine. I was hoping he managed to find the Rock Sound magazine but I don't know if he'd know to get that one. However.....he did get me the Outburn with AFI on the cover. Which of course I already had - but didn't have the heart to tell him so. I was highly impressed though that he even knew to get me anything with AFI on it. Ha. I guess he does pay attention when I talk about marrying Davey ;) hahaha.

Anyway, yeah....that's about it. :)

Current Mood: amused amused
Current Music: Collide - Chasing the Ghost

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strange_lydia
strange_lydia
Lyds
Monday, the 17th July 2006 19:39
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