You Can Save Net Neutrality. Here’s How….

NOW is the time to Fight for Net Neutrality – Do NOT give up!

1) CALL the FCC 1-888-225-5322

2) CALL your lawmakers – Congress can stop the FCC! Go to battleforthenet.com

3) PROTEST at Verizon stores on Dec 7: VerizonProtests.com

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CTA: Fight for Net Neutrality NOW!

UPDATE 11/18/2017:
Take action before it’s too late! If you don’t support the people who are trying to preserve the progress that the United States had made over the past decade, you are no better than those who are systematically trying to sell our freedoms to the highest bidder. Read what Fight for the Future has to say and please, act on your better impulses to keep America moving forward for all.

 

Breaking: the FCC is officially planning to vote to kill net neutrality on December 14th.
 
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We’ve suspected this was the case, but now it’s confirmed: the FCC has scheduled a vote to gut net neutrality protections in less than a month.[1]
 
If they move ahead with their plan, it will hand giant cable and telephone companies unprecedented power to control what we see and do online.
 
The only thing that can stop the FCC now is if Congress steps in and forces them to slow down, and the only thing that will make that happen is if everyone contacts their lawmakers right now.
 
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Without net neutrality, monopoly Internet Service Providers like Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T will be able to:
 
• Censor and block websites, apps, and services for any reason without transparency or accountability
• Charge Internet users extra fees just to access sites or streaming services
• Demand payments from small businesses, video creators, musicians, and online services just to reach an audience
• Slow Internet speeds to a crawl on any platform that doesn’t pay up
 
The Internet as we know it will never be the same. Click here to contact your lawmakers right now and tell them to stop the FCC from killing net neutrality!
 
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For the Internet,
-Evan at Fight for the Future

 
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[1] Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-15/killing-net-neutrality-rules-is-said-readied-for-december-vote

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Living in a moment, any moment.

Live in whichever moment you choose. by WIPjenni
I enjoy the arts – a lot. I follow artists, creators and craftsmen almost exclusively on Instagram. Among them are quite a few calligraphers, hand letterers and font designers, which is generally pleasant since Instagram is not really for still photos anymore and it’s chock full of short, ‘process’ videos of people drawing, inking, writing, and basically gives me plenty of opportunities to get absorbed in watching ink and paint flow onto a surface; something I have been a fan of as long as I can remember. We’re talking like a long tome ago – way before a billion and one things were tagged #oddlysatisfying.

The problem with following so many letterers is that unfortunately, they are not the most creative of folks when it comes to coming up with things to letter. My feed is a font of re-hashed, outdated, and to be quite blunt, boring, quips and quotes. If I read “live, laugh, love” one more time, why I’ll…! OK, I digress. My point is that a goodly portion of the posts (on Facebook too – it’s just image macro-wanna-be-memes on FB) contain ‘advice’. Annoyingly saccharine, generic ‘advice’ like “always be kind” and “live in the moment”. The iterations of “live in the moment” has fundamentally become the tribulation of wipjenni social media accounts.

Much as I went on an anti-everything-needs-to-be-a-diagnosed-condition-to-count mission awhile back, I now have a hazy focus on letting people know that they have an inalienable, human right to live in whichever moment they choose! You are not wasting time. You are not some unenlightened buffoon. Nor are you – and this is important – humaning in the wrong way for 21st century life.

Think about whatever you want to. If you want to dwell in the past, anticipate the future or scrutinize the single Skittle in your mouth right at this second, go for it. Think the pants off of it! And here’s the beauty of my message: YOU can think about whatever moment you choose (real or imagined) and then switch to a different one (or several) at the drop of a hat! Go on, bounce back and forth or stay stuck where you are! They’re YOUR thoughts to do with as you want/need/love/hate.

Please, don’t ever let anyone tell you your using your mind the wrong way, and never believe you’re not the master of your own thoughts. We live in a “shame”-crazy time, but your mind is your own. Use it as you see fit.

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The Unfathomable Ego of a Tiny-Town Trump – HACKER EDITION!

UPDATE! This post was replaced on February 3, 2017 with this: “Hacked By Not Matter who am i ~ i am white Hat Hacker please update your wordpress”. So I say, “Thank you, generic hacker, for hacking my back!” (See what I did there?)

Facebook is kind of like that saying about drunk people showing ‘who they really are’, except there are (presumably) no impairments to hide behind the next day.

Ponder this brief exchange and then take a moment to reflect on how it might be more genuine to focus on the guests of honor than the event planner.
American Band image by ArtsyBee at Pixabay

Patriotism Parade Post Shared by Thoughtful Local News Lady:
The City of [Tiny-Town] invites you and your family to join in a very special community event to celebrate America and the good ol’ Red, White and Blue! This event is scheduled for Sunday,…
WWW.[Link to Event Site].COM

 

Comments
Jenni:
I’m quite patriotic, (and I know my previous efforts have been in vain), but I would still love to see [Tiny-Town] host at least a few events for all the area residents who enjoy things other than flag waving, country music and cover bands.
Like · Reply · September 6 at 2:05pm

 

Thoughtful Local News Lady:
What kind of events did you have in mind?
Like · Reply · September 6 at 2:11pm

 

Jenni:
They don’t even have to be specific events, just including different types of music would be a great start.
Like · Reply · September 6 at 2:29pm

 

Thoughtful Local News Lady:
It’s too bad there aren’t more weeks in the summer. I think we’re all used to seeing the same bands every year, there’s a feeling of disappointment if one of them isn’t included. But yet at the same time, we would like to see something different. Maybe a Friday or Saturday concert once a month in addition to Sundays would be good.
Unlike · Reply · 2 · September 6 at 2:54pm

 

Jenni:
Yep,mix it up, just like friends “make new friends but keep the old, for one is silver, the other gold”. :)
Like · Reply · 1 · September 6 at 3:02pm

 

Tiny-Town Resident:
They do have different types of music all summer long.
Like · Reply · 1 · September 6 at 6:39pm

 

Jenni:
They do have *some* variety, [Tiny-Town Resident], but it’s all pretty mainstream – which is good, but I’d like to see more alternative, rock, hip hop, garage, dance/electronica, and highest on my list would be getting some of the very local, original bands, particularly some of the ‘high school’ bands.
Like · Reply · September 7 at 11:33am

 

Tiny-Town Trump:
Take a knee somewhere else Colin Kaepernick. This is a Patriotism Day Event. This isn’t the time to talk about ANYTHING ELSE BUT flag waving with our choice of a Country Band doing cover music. I’m sure that we can’t make EVERYONE happy, but if you want alternative music venues…THIS is NOT the time or the audience. Maybe you didn’t try to be so insulting? But, just because you say you tried in vain to bring “other music” to McKeesport shouldn’t diminish the hard work and sacrifice from the volunteers there every week and the large crowds of appreciative people.
Like · Reply · 5 · 15 hrs

 

Tiny-Town Resident #2:
Well said Daniel Carr
Like · Reply · 12 hrs

 

Jenni:
Sheesh Dan, how long have you been itching to use that Kaepernick line, or have you been using it everywhere you can squeeze it in? lol I said the Patriotism Day thing was good, but it would be nice to have other kinds of music involved, and that I’ve suggested it before – I think your exact words were “Well, we don’t want to attract the wrong crowd” – and the subject was dropped, that’s it – nothing mean or dismissive. But I will give you credit for being really good at spin – taking someone’s polite and valid comment and turning it into a self-congratulatory, praise-fest that plays on the emotions and ‘patriotic sensibilities’ of what you personally consider the ‘right kind’ of Americans, is a talent. Although, you did forget to mention God, but I guess you have a lot on your mind this weekend. Just one more thing…. when a person gets aggressively defensive because they imagined an insult, it usually means they have a guilty conscience or feel threatened – you may want to tone down the attack next time, for appearance’s sake. Have a great event! :)
Like · Reply · 38 mins

 

Tiny-Town Trump:
I’m sorry. I do feel threatened when someone uses “flag waving” or “God”’s name in vain. It was not an attack. Just don’t like someone using our platform to promote another. Not that yours is bad, as in music. I am a non judgemental person…just struck a nerve. But, thanks for the compliment! All good.*
Unlike · Reply · 1 · 9 mins

 

Thoughtful Local News Lady:
Reminder that this is this Sunday.
Unlike · Reply · 2 · September 7 at 4:46pm

 

Thoughtful Local News Lady:
This Sunday, September 11.
Unlike · Reply · 4 · Yesterday at 11:12am

 

*For a moment I thought my witty sarcasm-er was broken, but it turned out it just isn’t powerful enough to break through delusional narcissism. I’ll have to do some studying and then a tune-up.

To finish up on a serious note…. I am patriotic and I fully support every man, woman and child who has made sacrifices for the just and noble causes of freedom, protection, and to help their fellow humans – military and civilian.

I humbly suggest that in addition to remembrance of the horrific events of September 11, 2001, known in the US as “Patriot Day”, you devote some time and effort into the practicality of supporting your local emergency personnel with a monetary contribution to help them have the equipment and training they need to make their work safer and easier.

And spend some time making sure that everyone you appreciate knows that you do. :)

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