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The state of the world as I know it and random thoughts by Jani Handey

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The state of the world as I know it and random thoughts by Jani Handey
  1. Cartier makes beautiful commercials.
  2. Political issues worldwide and in Syria are going to make me unable to afford gas. I should fill up today.
  3. I am taking a waiver exam and hope it makes it so I don’t have to take stats again.
  4. I am applying for a magical internship and want it soooo bad.
  5. My arm is molting and I like it.
  6. I have an insatiable desire to shout “Ca-Cao” the next time I engage in coitus.
  7. I heart the big bang theory.
  8. My car is making an interesting noise in the front end driver’s side. I believe it may be a brake pad, but my super fab kids have suggested: rock in the caliper, hubcap rub, u-joint and bad brakes. They rock.
  9. Dru from Buffy the Vampire Slayer is not nearly as beautiful as I remember, but Spike is. Also, I still get pumped every time I hear the theme song. 
  10. I bought a baby gate to keep my attachment disordered dog away from the door when we are trying to sleep and he learned how to jump over it. Bastard.
  11. I want my back to look like Christina Aquilera’s in “Burlesque.”
  12. I have my whole first routine figured out for when I am a Burlesque dancer, now I just need to get to a point I am comfortable doing it in front of people.
  13. I went to Lacey, Washington yesterday and I believe that I would like it there or Olympia better. Just saying.
  14. I am about to take finals for my first term at this new school and I feel good about it.
  15. I think that Jack White, Johnny Depp and I could have made sweet music and babies together.
  16. There are 3 places open on my culdesac and only one set of less than lovely neighbors. I hope we get 3 good households, not more partiers. Especially since one of them will be right next to moi.
  17. Working out with Tracy Anderson videos makes me feel like a seizing hippo ballerina.
  18. Earthquake in San Fran area…precursor?

I guess that’s all. Carry on. Wish me luck. Happy thoughts!

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All the SOPA in the world isn’t going to wash me clean.

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I understand what everyone is saying about it and how it’s intended to protect companies interests from piracy and blah blah….Even the President’s people say “While we believe that online piracy by foreign websites is a serious problem that requires a serious legislative response, we will not support legislation that reduces freedom of expression, increases cybersecurity risk, or undermines the dynamic, innovative global Internet. (http://mashable.com/2012/01/16/white-house-sopa-petition/)

The conspiracy theorist in me says SOPA and it will pass to keep us from organizing a revolution. How many revolutions were recently organized via Twitter and similar sites. Just something else to undermine the Constitution. Add this onto the Patriot Act….Ol’Dubya loves it…Are these the countries we want to share company with: Turkmenistan, Vietnam, Tunisia, Syria, People’s Republic of China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Burma, and North Korea?  (http://listverse.com/2010/10/02/top-10-countries-that-censor-the-internet/)

I don’t know. I am becoming quite disenchanted with the entire governmental world. I don’t think it matters who we vote for or what we do, shit is going to happen however “THEY” want it to. Look at the Occupy Movement, look at the internet’s role in it and its progression. They don’t want that again. They saw the power of small groups and the expression of groupthink and they underestimated the power of small groups. We may be a generation of ADD and we may seem apathetic. Many may not know who Margaret Mead is, but  they are beginning to understand her words:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever does”

Look out Big Brother. Just like the drinking gourd songs and all other movements with secret codes and Speakeasys we can do something even if you make it more difficult….

Ah crap! I digressed and made this totally different from what I intended…. Oh well, if you want to do something and feel like you didn’t sit here and watch your rights get chipped away, add your name to this:

https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

It won’t put your name on a list it wasn’t already on 🙂