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betzi_chan
29 January 2012 @ 10:59 pm
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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betzi_chan
26 January 2012 @ 05:20 pm
Originally posted by kamesoul at ACTA is Dangerous!!!
Originally posted by cantarina1 at post
Originally posted by electricdruid at The fiasco continues

ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

Via Tumblr



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betzi_chan
29 June 2011 @ 04:56 pm
I knew it...
I knew it all along, that something will happen.

It was not normal and healthy.
All the stuff they need to do, without any rest in between...
That was way too much!

Now we only can pray, that Aiba will get well soon!!!
He needs rest now.
A lot of it!
And I hope that Johnny will realise now, that they are human and not some robotor!!!
They need rest and breaks in between!!

PLEASE GET WELL SOON, AIBA-CHAN!!!
I and all the other Arashi-fans need you and your smile.
I will pray for you!!!!



credits to whoever did upload this pic


PLEASE GET WELL SOON!!!
 
 
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betzi_chan
23 June 2011 @ 10:13 pm
Yes today I finally received it!
Finally! After almost 4 weeks of waiting.

And here is what I'm talking about:




YES!!!
I WILL SEE HIM AGAIN!!!!
3 TIMES!!!
I am sooooooooooo happy about that!
And that all thanks to my wify!
Without you I would not be able to attend 3 concerts!
Thank you sooooooo much! *hugs you tight*
My wish will come true again!
I still can't believe it, that I will really see him again...


But not to foget:
My ticket for X Japan.




With that I will see the biggest name in japanese visual kei!
And I am really excited about it.
In less then 2 weeks I will see them >.<

And the last pic:
All my tickets together!




The most precious are the ones of GACKT of course! ^^
But I will enjoy X. *nods*

That's all folks. ^^
 
 
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betzi_chan
16 June 2011 @ 04:49 pm
So in Japan it is almost time.
Today our beloved Neener will turn 28!
Unbelievable. He still looks like 17. Well like 18 XDDD

I hope that his next year will be as good, or even better, then the last one for him.

He should stay the way he is.
Because I love him exactly that way! ^^





Omedetou again! ^^
 
 
Current Location: my own little world
Current Mood: blankblank
Current Music: GACKT - Sayonara RRII
 
 
 
betzi_chan
11 March 2011 @ 11:03 am
All my prayers and thoughts are with the citizens of Japan!!
Please pray all for them!
 
 
Current Mood: worriedworried
 
 
betzi_chan
10 March 2011 @ 08:12 am
stolen from faradakiut. ^^

Your 100% an Arashi fan!!
 

You are a definate Arashi fan!! You know how to keep up with the new things about Arashi! Great job, You know the basics about Arashi!

Are you an Arashi fan?
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You are 73% obsessed with your fandom.
 

You are a huge fan! It's impressive. Not many people know as much as you do, that's for sure! I'll bet you write fanfiction. And own a few books on the subject, eh?

How Fandom-Obsessed Are You?
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I like the results. ^^
So everyone who wants to do it, do it. XD
 
 
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betzi_chan
So in Japan it is already THAT day!
The most important day in the year, where all of the family come together and are nice to each other.

You are right!

MASAKI AIBA'S BIRTHDAY!!!! *giggles*

Aiba, I wish you all the best for the next year.
May all your wishes come true and that you will learn english, as you said.
Because you will need it, when Arashi goes on big World-Tour. XDDD

I hope you will stay the way you are.
My personal sunshine, who can make me smile even when i am really down!
Please don't change the way you are!

But now celebrate your day. ^^
I love you!









And last but not least:

I wish all my friends here at LJ Meryy Christmas and Happy Holiday!
Enjoy the time and be nice to each other. *.~
 
 
Current Location: In my personal dreamland ^^
Current Mood: blankblank
 
 
betzi_chan
07 December 2010 @ 11:15 am
This day just sucks!
I don't get anything today in class...
I am tired, really tired...
And I am not in good mood. *deep sigh*

The only good thing today is:

JUN GOT SHORT HAIR AGAIN!!!!
*_______*
God he looks soooo good with short hair!
I really missed that at him!
It seems, that he heard my prayers! ^^




Please keep this short for a long time, Jun-pon!!

That's all for now.

Thanks to ANJ for the pic. ^^
 
 
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Current Mood: numbnumb
 
 
betzi_chan
25 November 2010 @ 05:33 pm
Well I can't believe, that this cute, hot and sexy piece of man is already 30 years old (well in Japan already ^^)...
Unbelievable! But true.

Nevertheless I wish you all the best for the next hundred years! *giggles*
And hopefully all this years we will see you with Arashi! ^^
The most important thing is, that you can say officially, that you are married to your beloved Neener! (We all know you two are together. You can't hide your love anymore. *hihi*)

Riida: Please continue to make us drool or get nosebleed over your incredible hip moves, your hands, your chubby cheeks and your... EVERYTHING!
I just love you! ^^

And the last I want to say, that here in Germany there are many places, where you can go fishing, too! *looool*


















SO HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TO THE BEST LEADER IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!
Love you ^^
 
 
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