Exciting news! The Internet Slowdown net neutrality protest planned for September 10th is really taking off. This morning, a dozen of the world’s largest websites announced that they’re joining in a big way. Sites you know and love like Etsy, Kickstarter, Wordpress, Vimeo, Mozilla, Namecheap, Foursquare, imgur, and reddit.
Will you join too?
Oh, but that’s not all that happened this morning. Just a few hours ago I got a phone call from a number in Washington, DC. The person on the other end tried to ask some questions without identifying themselves, but when I asked outright they told me they were from NCTA — yep, as in the National Cable Television Association, aka Comcast’s lobbying army.
They wanted to know when we would be announcing the names of the companies participating in the September 10th net neutrality protest. I suggested they take a look at the front page of The Guardian, or at this op-ed by the CEO of Etsy in Wired, and mentioned they may want to check out this TIME Magazine article. Then I hung up.
After the call, I couldn’t stop smiling. I’ve been organizing for many years and one thing I’ve learned is that powerful enemies only start contacting you when they’re scared. If they don’t think you’re being effective, they ignore you.
Friends, we are giving some of the most powerful interests in the world a run for their money. And they have tons of money. We’ve got Comcast & company shaken up and scared. This is our chance to to drive the message home and win this once and for all.
All the tools you need for the battle are here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10th
If you’ve got a website, blog, or Tumblr run the “slowdown” widget on your site to symbolically show your users a “loading” message and help people understand what the Web could be like without net neutrality. If you don’t have a site, change your profile pic to the “loading” symbol, so that the entire Internet is alive with protest on September 10th, and forward this email to everyone you know to spread the word.
The truth is, unlike Comcast and their cronies, we have nothing to hide. A report from the Sunlight Foundation yesterday showed that 99% of comments the FCC has received are in support of net neutrality. The public agrees, and hell hath no fury like the Internet scorned. As I write this email, I’m feeling more hopeful about our chances of victory in the battle for net neutrality than I have since we started this fight.
We can win this, and when we do, it’s a victory we can put in the history books.
For the Internet,
-Evan Greer at Fight for the Future
P.S. Our friends at Namecheap are really throwing down in the fight for net neutrality. Check out the awesome video they just put up at NetNeutrality.com (nice URL right?), wait til you get to the part where people are riding on toilets chasing wall street bankers up a bike ramp.
P.P.S. There’s still time to get your very own #TeamInternet t-shirt or hoodie. Go here and reserve yours before they’re gone! http://teespring.com/stores/team-internet
Being a prince, I'm sure you're well aware of this, but have their been any assassination attempts against the family?
Hickory: They also lack any sort of knowledge about my family anatomy… so they just really…maim us and make it painfull to sleep or swim for a few days…
Hickory: Of course within a few hours, mum has their head be sent to the kitchen to make head cheese and willow is chewing on the assassins arm so its not like its the same dumb idiot shooting me in the side over and over…
*walks through the woods with a bag full of diamonds after a good mining expedition. It was getting night and the fireflies were out flying around. BB got distracted and started chancing the fireflies* MEOW! OAO *His eye's were wide*
"…Well it aint human so I dont see why you are so intuned to …it.." William sighed and continued to bite and lick at his nails. Not hard enough to break them, but rather clean out under them and get the good bits of mean that got caught..
It was a good night of hunting for these men, and william had the bloody bag slung over his shoulder while eric held the treasures and tibits they collected form the house… But currently eric was watching a…werid looking creature chase fireflies around the pine trees…
He swore he has seen this creature before, but where?
"Well, If you wana talk to it you have to wait untill you get cleaned up. Blood splattered pants and skin is not really the best way to get a friendly first impression" William whispered and looked up at eric….
Eric…just watched…in the shadows of the trees his father and him blended right into the nighttime shadows…
Because now I am curious for shipping thing modxmod
Ez x Eric (because I am complete crack shipping trash and I wanna see your headcannons about this. X3)
a masterpost of everything i could find on the situation. if there’s anything important i missed, please message me and i’ll add it.
(click my url to see updated links & stuff)
What the police are doing:
rubber bullet attacks
jamming phone signals?
told off someone asking for help
removed their badges and id tags
slurs and threats
more slurs/insults over phone
tear gas violence
How you can help:
petition to protect against police brutality/misconduct
food/meal drive for ferguson
what you can do to help post
find contact info for your local reps
help pay for legal fees
help ferguson links
michael brown memorial fund
Consider donating to Julianna’s fund to feed the students of Ferguson.
#Feedthestudents and #FeedFerguson is going to help feed families. Many school-age kids rely on school meals, and school has been closed since Monday. Kids are going hungry!
Every dollar helps.
BE CAREFUL!! some group of assholes has planned a Purge-esque murder spree between 8PM and 6AM.
EVEN IF YOURE NOT GOING PLEASE SPREAD THIS SO PEOPLE CAN SEE AND PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND STAY SAFE
IMPORTANT EDIT: THE TIMES ARE 8 PM TO 6 AM. I FUCKED UP THE TIMES BUT ITS STILL TRUE. STAY SAFE.
what the fuck
#FERGUSON protestor returns tear gas canister back to sender…
This is Amerikkka 2014
Singing a song of angry men. It is the music of a people who will not be slaves again. When the beating of your heart echoes the beating of the drums, there is a life about to start when tomorrow comes. (These images are not mine. Praying for the people of Ferguson, and praying for justice for the crime against Mike Brown and all the other victims of blatant racism.)
I’ve thought about this so much today. Like so many parallels. Vive la Révolution!
its not minecraft but fuck this is the mods state right now….
EricxElis, HickoryxLizzy, WillowxFalion, WilliamxEdmumd, KeyariaxElis, and because you sent it to me, ModxMod
I would like to point out im doing this as if the two were actually a couple, if they aren’t a couple already.
- How much I like it: actual cause of global warming | notp | don’t care | it’s okay | cute! | otp | MY BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN
- "Their" song:
- Who does more housework:
- What couple cosplay they should do:
- Who cried watching Toy Story 3:
- Who hogs the blankets at night:
- What they fight about:
- Who has more Facebook friends:
- One headcanon about them:
meeting the past
Should I color and ink these?