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Originally posted by morgandawn at Seems I Am Not The Only One....
......who feels the need to take a break from an increasingly dysfunctional relationship.

Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012 With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies' lobbyists. The only way is to hit them where it hurts. Their profit margins. March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide. Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine. Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent: "We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet."
Original image and campaign source: reddit.

Edited to add my own thoughts (not part of the original reddit call for action) And if you do not feel like taking a total break and perhaps want just a trial separation or couple's counseling, then perhaps consider Black March Lite 2.0 = spend, but spend money on those content creators and independent retailers who came out against SOPA/PIPA.  And tell them why you're buying their products in March.  There are many of them.

And for those who favor the more targeted boycott, you can find info  here.  But no matter which,  you can participate and you can tailor your level of participation.  We have the tools, the will and the strength to take a stand.


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Black March - Thursday March 1st 2012 to Saturday March 31st 2012
With the continuing campaigns for internet-censoring litigation such as SOPA and PIPA, and the closure of sites like Megaupload under allegations of 'piracy' and 'conspiracy' the time has come to take a stand against music, film, and media companies' lobbyists.
The only way is to hit them where it hurts.
Their profit margins.
March 2012 is the end of the First Quarter in economic reports world wide.
Do not buy a single record. Do not download a single song, legally or illegally. Do not go to see a single film in cinemas, or download a copy. Do not buy a DVD in the stores. Do not buy a videogame. Do not buy a single book or magazine.
Wait the four weeks to buy them in April: see a film later, etc... Holding out for just four weeks, maximum, will leave a gaping hole in media companies profits for the first quarter, an economic hit which will in turn be observed by governments world wide as stocks and shares will blip from a large enough loss of incomes. This action will give a statement of intent:
"We will not tolerate the Media Industries' lobbying for legislation that will censor the internet."
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You finally have an excuse to use it—what userpic do you not get to use very often but can't delete because it's just that awesome?

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I don't post to the journal.  I thought about making at a 'guy candy' picture library...might still do that if I get around to it.

Only really joined LJ:
a) to see what all the fuss was about
b) so that I could read all the great fics you guys post.

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Who knew there were some many people out that that loved the same pairings that I do...

I love fics of all kind but you stick a fine brother in the mix and I am in heaven.  Derek, Simon, Bruce, Bishop, Warrick, Tyr, Jonas...I could go on and on with the names, but you know what I mean.  I don't even have to give full names or shows cause you'll know what I'm talking about.

Joined a couple (half dozen) new communities tonight and am planning to work my way through all the fantastic fics out there - damnit why do I have to go to work tomorrow, don't they know I've got fics to read.

Current Mood: grumpy grumpy
Current Music: S.E.X by Lyfe Jennings

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I have just gotten into the LJ thing so.....we'll see how it goes.

It's a beautiful sunny day her in London, and I really should be outside enjoying instead on glued to this PC but there is too much good fan fiction to read and I am feeling too damn lazy and chilled.

Current Mood: mellow mellow
Current Music: Overjoyed by Stevie Wonder

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