naelany: (inconceivable)
I tried to Snope this, but couldn't find anything on it. If you can, please let me know.

If, however, this is true, then please do what you can to get the word out and. Get. This. Changed.

http://hopelessly-romantic-cynic.tumblr.com/post/1587224253/tell-north-carolina-to-overturn-decision-legalizing

It has come to my attention that under a 1979 North Carolina Supreme Court ruling, someone who begins to have sex can at no time during intercourse make the decision to stop. Even physically restraining the non-consenting partner, causing injuries, does not qualify the act as rape.

In effect, this decision legalizes rape.

This egregious violation of human rights and bodily integrity must be ended immediately. Rape survivors already face major obstacles to prosecuting their rapists, but to dismiss cases by saying that under law a woman has no right to withdraw consent creates a new level of injustice.

The victim’s father in the case that brought this ruling to light has been in contact with you, not to ask that his daughter’s case be reopened, but simply to make certain that, in the future, no other women will have to go through having their rape called consensual sex under this court precedent.

Please introduce legislation clarifying that rape occurs in any situation in which penetration/intercourse occurs without consent, whether or not there was initial consent to any act.

Please click to petition and sign. Re-blog also, please. I can’t even.

I have Tumblr followers who live in North Carolina. I know who you are and to an extent where you live (in which state you live, that is).

Ugh…why does my beloved NC have to be so ass-backwards sometimes? 

Sign, reblog. 

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I don't have Tumblr myself, and don't know how to use that site, which is why I posted the link, too. Please go from there, rather than my LJ.

naelany: (omg!)
How weird is this! I'm not sure how I'd react to this, if I were in their shoes. Definitely interesting though.
naelany: (not amused)
As I listened to the news this morning, I was confronted with yet another story of toy recalls. I just looked it up. It's not just toys this time, either. Boy scout badges, mugs, decor items and other things are also subject to the recall. Oh, and lets not forget journals and bookmarks, too. *sigh*
I have come to the conclusion that I no longer feel comfortable buying stuff from stores for any of my nieces and nephews (and other children I know). I just don't. So much now is made in countries which have had many recalls. So little is made here, in the US. I know I've said it before, but it just was driven home again today. Especially, because some of the things mentioned are actually things I would have considered buying prior to today.
I need to learn to make toys, I think. Sew, knit, anything. I need for my body to stay nice, so I can actually make most of the presents I give throughout the year. Or trade for them..... I hope next year will be a better year for that, then this one has been.

Oh, I also found this, a way to test toys for lead paint yourself. Check it out. $6 s worth it, if you ask me.

O.o I just found more recalls, these are issued by JoAnn's Fabric.
naelany: (damn)
Yeah...I really am that much of an idiot...suuuuuure *rolls eyes*

Dear Sir/Madam,

NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT VIA ATM CARD

This is to officially inform you that we have verified your contract file presently on my desk, and I found out that you have not received your payment due to your lack of co-operation and not fulfilling the obligations giving to you in respect to your contract payment.

Secondly, you are hereby advised to stop dealing with some non-officials in the bank as this is an illegal act and will have to stop if you so wish to receive your payment immediately.

After the Board of director's meeting held in Abuja,we have resolved in finding a solution to your problem.We have arranged your payment through our SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTRE in Europe, America,Africa and Asia Pacific,This is part of an instruction/mandate passed by the Senate inrespect to overseas contract payment and debt re-scheduling.

We will send you an ATM CARD which you will use to withdraw your money via ATM MACHINE in any part of the world,and the maximum daily limit is Fifteen Thousand United States Dollars($15,000.00).

If you like to receive your fund this way,Kindly reconfirm your

(1) Your Full Name
(2) Full residential address.
(3) Phone And Fax Number

We shall be expecting to receive your information as you have to stop any further communication with anybody or office.

Thanks for your co-operation.

BEST REGARDS,

Adams Nwokohlo
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA

CC: SENATE PRESIDENT
CC: ALL FOREIGN PAYMENT OFFICES
CC: BOARD OF DIRECTORS [CBN]
CC: ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION


Can we all say "FRAUD!!!!!"?
naelany: (bowl of stupid)
OMGHarryPotterSpoiler..... (not really)

the movies are getting darker and Harry's not "in it" for the fun and awe of magic anymore.

This moment of "insight" is brought to you by....Roger Ebert, movie critic. I usually never read reviews. Ever. This morning though, I figured, what the heck. So I read his review on the new movie. I swear, I could have written a better review myself, without having watched any of the movies and going on nothing more then the previews for this one.
Yes, Harry Potter is getting darker. He just watched the man who killed his parents get back to his former self, and in the process watched a schoolmate get killed right in front of him!!! Now can we all please go "DUH, Mr Ebert!!!!!"? I would challenge anyone who (if, of course, any of it were real) had gone through that, to not come out less happy and "whimsical" as Ebert put it, and to have them be darker in their moods, thoughts and actions. Please, Mr Ebert, do us all a favor. Instead of saying you don't know how much darker the movies are going to get, and wondering whether they can "live on in the PG-13 world"....go read the books. And try to not sounds so ed-you-mah-kaited. Pleaseandthankyou.
naelany: (nipped)
So Dustin and I watched the movie "The Fountain" yesterday. Both of us agree that it is a visually beautiful movie. But neither one of us got it. Our response to it was an overall "Huh??? O.o" Anyone seen it? Has anyone been able to "get" it? If so, please enlighten me.
naelany: (catwtf)
Oh. My. God. This is a shocker for knitters, I think. Some muggles, too ^_~
naelany: (catwtf)
*blinks* Some Russian dude (or dudette?( just randomly added me to their F-list...wtf? Uhm, folks, I don't mind being added to your F-lists, but please at least have the decenccy to say hi and ask if it's ok? Oh yeah, and posting in a language I can actually understand usually is helpful too!
naelany: (catwtf)
Can someone please explain to me the concept of banning books? I mean...Sherlock Holmes is on the banned book list? WTF? Little House on the Prairie? Clan of the Cavebear? Even books that were on my required list back when I was in High School, like Moll Flanders, The Color Purple.... I mean..come on!

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