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Mississippi Personhood Amendment [Oct. 12th, 2011|10:46 pm]
Originally posted by james_nicoll at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Originally posted by soldiergrrrl at Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Originally posted by twbasketcaseat Mississippi Personhood Amendment
Originally posted by gabrielleabelleat 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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Ten things I've done (that you probably haven't) [Jan. 3rd, 2011|12:55 am]
[mood |pensivepensive]

I spent some time thinking about this meme, which I've seen around but most directly by way of athenian_abroad, and realized I can't do it because even if I could think of ten things - sorry, my life hasn't been THAT eventful - most of them are either unfit for a family newspaper, as they say, or are protected by some form of confidentiality, either legally or because it would be really shitty of me to kiss and tell. Bummer on my well-spent youth.

Though on pondering my past, I did surprise myself by remembering at least one semi-printable thing you interesting people probably haven't done: At age ten, was taught how to play pinball by a pimp in a bar in Amsterdam.
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In which I issue a charming plea [Nov. 11th, 2010|09:55 pm]
I'm trying to raise money for the Office of Letters and Light. Surely you can contribute, if only to shut me up!
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In the merry merry month of May [May. 1st, 2010|09:43 am]
( You are about to view content that may only be appropriate for adults. )
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Odd request [Apr. 23rd, 2009|09:07 am]
Anybody know somebody who is fluent in written Cantonese? I know several people who read and write Mandarin or speak Cantonese, but I need something printed.
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WTF. WTFF. [Apr. 5th, 2009|02:30 pm]
Okay, silly online slogan generator is just fucking with me:

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More obviousness [May. 19th, 2007|12:44 pm]
via wintergr3y

Your results:
You are Dr. Doom
Dr. Doom
Lex Luthor
Green Goblin
Poison Ivy
Dark Phoenix
The Joker
Mr. Freeze
Blessed with smarts and power but burdened by vanity.

Click here to take the Supervillain Personality Quiz

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MacWorld [Jan. 5th, 2007|10:44 pm]
If anyone is going/attending/exhibiting and can get their hands on a free pass to the exhibitors' hall, I would be MOST grateful. There's a vendor I need to get a new briefcase from, but not if I have to pay $25 just to enter the building.
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I've been zeroed! [Jan. 5th, 2007|10:43 pm]
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

This actually isn't true; there is only one person (me) with MY name, but there are exactly eight people with my last name.

Via capricious_k
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Random Company Post-Party Moment [Dec. 16th, 2006|02:53 pm]
ORDINARY BAR PATRON: Wow...sure is full in here tonight!
ME: They're all lawyers.
OBP: Really?
ME: Yeah. We just came from our company party. This is the unofficial party.
OBP: That's why there are so many suits....
ME: And why they're drinking so much. Lawyers drink a lot.
OBP: Well, I was wondeirng.
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