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Quiet Loner Soul

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You are a quiet, solitary kind of person. You probably rely on your few close friends or family members to get you out of the house occasionally, or you would probably forget to leave. You don’t like big crowds of people, or being in new social situations, because they make you feel uncomfortable and you get tired very quickly. You need to spend some time alone in front of a computer, book, or television to recharge after expending all of that social effort! You have a lot of personal projects that you like to spend time working on.

You don’t spend much time talking about yourself or your emotions. Your close friends and family probably have to try and remember to ask you directly about your feelings, and even then you probably just smile or shrug a lot of the time. People who don’t know you well probably forget that you even have emotions at all, because you never get angry or upset. Really, though, you just don’t think of your emotions as being important. It doesn’t even occur to you to call someone and complain about your day, or to retaliate when someone insults you. You march to the beat of your own drum, and you don’t really care that much when other people think. You are calm and logical in nature, and reacting emotionally to things simply doesn’t come naturally to you. Perhaps you have been hurt or embarrassed in the past, which makes you afraid to share your feelings. Or maybe you are just naturally that way.

At the same time, you are not uncaring, and you are aware of the feelings of other people around you. When a close friend or a family member is going through a rough time, you are sympathetic and probably wish you knew how to make it better.

Your daemon’s form would reflect your solitary, calm, logical nature, but would not be aggressive or intimidating in appearance. He or she would probably spend time talking to you constructively about how to solve problems, or simply watching over your shoulder while you indulge in your hobbies.

Suggested form: Lizard, Gecko, Manatee, Tree Kangaroo, Grass Snake.

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The War Against Women Is Never Over

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Originally posted by basingstoke at The War Against Women Is Never Over
Originally posted by dkwilliams at The War Against Women Is Never Over
We should never forget that we have had the right to vote for less than 100 years, that our ancestors fought and were imprisoned to get this. We should never forget some of the things that they were fighting for - like the right to birth control. And we should be VERY WORRIED that some of these rights are being taken away from us TODAY. When politicians are once more questioning women being in the military (because it might distract the men, because they'll be more concerned about protecting the "girls"), when legislators are removing coverage for birth control from our insurance plans - it might very well be the right to vote that we will lose next unless we USE IT and VOTE!

Originally posted by morgandawn at The War Against Women Is Never Over
When they marched for the women's right to vote 100 years ago, they were imprisoned, put into straight jackets and force fed until they vomited blood. They fought for your right to own property, to have access to birth control and your right to an education. This video is fun and clever and hits on some hard truths. And it makes you ask yourself...what I am willing to do today to fight back and protect our rights as women and citizens?  


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Zombie Apocalypse

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Just in case Mississippi seems too far away

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Originally posted by tinlizzie82 at Just in case Mississippi seems too far away
I imagine many of you have seen the reposted entry in protest of the Mississippi Personhood Amendment that would grant any fertilized egg the same legal status as an actual live person, thereby outlawing abortion, some forms of birth control and criminalizing miscarriages.

But there is also a threat on a national level. Today the House passed HR 358, which they are calling the Protect Life Act (or for those who oppose it the "Kill Women Bill") , a bill that would allow hospitals receiving federal aid to turn away women who need an abortion even if it is necessary to protect the health of the mother. While this bill is not in danger of becoming law, Obama has said he will veto it and it lacks the votes to overturn that veto, it is indicative of the fragile position of the pro choice contingent in this country and another volley in the right wing onslaught against reproductive rights. One of the most frightening things is that the bill's proponents are trying to frame it as an attack on Obamacare, an more widely unpopular measure, rather than a direct attack on abortion and the general public is not discerning enough to understand this.

This article gives a good overview of the bill, Obama's Statement of Administrative Policy against it, and how it relates to laws aready in place and previous failed attacks on abortion.

The fact that this bill will most likely never make it all the way into policy is no reason to ignore it. Complacency is dangerous and we can best raise our voices by contacting our local representatives and making our views known. You can also contact the Democratic National Committee HERE or the Republican National Committee HERE (click on the contact congress button, the actual page was down, supposedly for service).

Historically, the pro life lobby has not had a majority when it comes to public opinion but it has always been very vocal. In this time of concerted attacks on our reproductive rights, we need to change that and make our views heard loud and clear before it is too late. So contact your local representative, post about this on your LJ or just hit the button below.

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Marvel: Connecting the Dots

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So after going through this, I now have the urge to watch all of my marvel movies again because of the intricate connections that have been threaded between them. If you want to see how each movie is connected, take a look here. It shows you how the whole groundwork for the universe leading up to the Avengers has been laid out, and it's pretty cool.

Writer's Block: Art imitating life

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Which movie would you show to aliens to represent humans and human nature?

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I would show Forrest Gump. Not really sure why, but it seems like a good choice to me.

Writer's Block: Universally speaking

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If you could have a conversation with any animal in the world, living or dead (such as a childhood pet), which animal would you choose?

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I would want to talk to a tortoise, because those suckers live a good long time, and I'm sure they've seen a lot of mildly interesting things.

Golden Globes: In Defense of Ricky Gervais

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Writer's Block: Free your mind

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Do you believe society will ever truly overcome racism?

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I'd like to say yes, but everything seems to point to the negative. There will always be people who can't see past certain things, especially race. But I must admit that current society appears to be much move advanced than the society that existed a hundred years ago. I still like to hope for - brace yourselves for corniness - a better tomorrow.