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1 January 2012

I wish everyone a happy new year, one with joy and other wonderful things.
This is the year that London hosts the summer Olympics, which starts in 208 days.
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Mississippi Personhood Amendment

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Originally posted by gabrielleabelle at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Okay, so I don't usually do this, but this is an issue near and dear to me and this is getting very little no attention in the mainstream media.

Mississippi is voting on November 8th on whether to pass Amendment 26, the "Personhood Amendment". This amendment would grant fertilized eggs and fetuses personhood status.

Putting aside the contentious issue of abortion, this would effectively outlaw birth control and criminalize women who have miscarriages. This is not a good thing.

Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only place women can get abortions in the entire state, and they are trying to launch a grassroots movement against this amendment. This doesn't just apply to Mississippi, though, as Personhood USA, the group that introduced this amendment, is trying to introduce identical amendments in all 50 states.

What's more, in Mississippi, this amendment is expected to pass. It even has Mississippi Democrats, including the Attorney General, Jim Hood, backing it.

The reason I'm posting this here is because I made a meager donation to the Jackson Women's Health Organization this morning, and I received a personal email back hours later - on a Sunday - thanking me and noting that I'm one of the first "outside" people to contribute.

So if you sometimes pass on political action because you figure that enough other people will do something to make a difference, make an exception on this one. My RSS reader is near silent on this amendment. I only found out about it through a feminist blog. The mainstream media is not reporting on it.

If there is ever a time to donate or send a letter in protest, this would be it.

What to do?

- Read up on it. Wake Up, Mississippi is the home of the grassroots effort to fight this amendment. Daily Kos also has a thorough story on it.

- If you can afford it, you can donate at the site's link.

- You can contact the Democratic National Committee to see why more of our representatives aren't speaking out against this.

- Like this Facebook page to help spread awareness.


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Advice

So a friend asked for my advice, or my opinion rather. I don't think that I am qualified to give any advice, especially about relationships. What do I know about them? Only the things I see on television shows like soap operas, dramas or Doctor Phil type shows.

All I can do is tell them what I think, my opinion, which isn't much use most of the time. And all I have to go on is how the situation appears to me, how I see it, and what I think could be done. I guess they ask because I'm an outside observer and not involved, perhaps able to give something of an unbiased opinion. I'm no counsellor, but if it helps then I hope it's enough.
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New year 2009

So I went outside to have a look around. A few shops were open today so did a little shopping. Wanted to see how quiet it was, how many people would be out. I must have left the house at a quiet moment, as there was absolutely no one in sight for a minute or so. It was like those scenes in the movies when a lot of the population were gone (or changed into vampires or zombies or some such) and there were no other humans to be seen.
It wasn't completely deserted, most people were at the shops and the traffic was fairly light. I didn't look outside on Christmas day, so I don't know if it was very quiet outside then. I wonder if people stayed indoors because it was cold, or if they were nursing hangovers or flu symptoms.
I liked that it was quieter than the usual traffic noise and crowds of people in their holiday rush, I could even hear some birds singing in the trees in some places.

I'm not one for resolutions, as I'm not very organized or good with making plans and sticking to them. But I will try to get things done and make changes. The usual stuff, such as be more organized, waste less time, tidy things up, save more money. We'll see how it goes.
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Old acquaintances

I was sent a birthday reminder for someone on my friends list, but he is one of those that doesn't post any more.
Looking at other peoples' journals I sometimes see people doing friend cuts, or on some profiles I see friends lists with names of deleted journals still present. I'm in the latter category, I prefer to keep most of my friends on the list, including those that are quiet or deleted. That's just a way to remember some of the people that I used to know or journals that I used to read, since the only ones who would recall a deleted journal would be those that used to read it and the former owner.

Old acquaintances shouldn't be forgot.
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    Auld lang syne
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Not just a number

Mustn't get carried away. It's easy to forget that the number on the screen represents an actual amount of money in my bank account, as opposed to pretend amounts of money as in computer or on line games. It's how some people can get into debt when using credit cards instead of cash I guess.

Sometimes it is better to give instead of receive, and it is the season for giving. :)
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new profile page

The beta of the new profile page is no longer in beta, and there are a lot of people that don't like it, according to comments made in the news post.
Some people didn't know there was a beta of the new version, having missed it or were not watchers of certain LJ info journals, such as news and lj_design.

ETA : I had a thought and did a search - There are three users (and 1 community) that have 'the old profile page' in their interests list

Some notes for future reference.

How to remove your journal from the LJSeek search that used to be on the new profile page
artes.livejournal.com/270617.html

ETA : the search function may have been removed, as I can no longer see it the search box on profile pages.

LJ Profile Adjustments Greasemonkey script
A Greasemonkey script that lets you choose the tweaks you want to apply to the profile page.
community.livejournal.com/lj_nifty/159748.html