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.
Text of image
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."
- Current Mood: productive
IT'S SNOWING OUTSIDE!!!!! *O* OMG I WANT TO GO PLAY OUTSIDE NOW!! BUT IT'S ONLY 8 A.M.....................................
I STILL WANNA PLAY THOUGH.
- Current Location:=_= Wish I was outside..
- Current Mood: excited
- Current Music: 숨 (Breath) - BEAST
Title: It Was Only a Dare…
Author: Me:D Omgitshsj
Pairing: Yamada Ryosuke X Shida Mirai)
Summary: Shida Mirai is a new student at Horikoshi Gakuen Academy. She’s not poplar but she’s pretty famous for being the BIGGEST nerd in school! She gets good grades, her looks can do better, she wears glasses, and all the girls tease her while the teacher is not looking. What does Yamada do when he is dared to ask her out? Yamada and the (not all) JUMP members are jerks until one day there is a dare that is said.
( FINAL CHAPTER!Collapse )
- Current Location:(-__-)Zzzz
Magnitude 7.0 quake strikes off coast of Japan
"TOKYO (AP) -- A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.0 struck under the sea several hundred miles (kilometers) south of Japan on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital, but officials said there was no danger of a tsunami.
The quake struck near the uninhabited island of Torishima in the Pacific Ocean, about 600 kilometers (370 miles) south of Tokyo, and its epicenter was about 370 kilometers (230 miles) below the sea, the Meterological Agency said.
The agency said there was no danger of a tsunami.
Buildings in the Tokyo area shook but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. Express trains in northern and central Japan were suspended temporarily for safety checks but later resumed.
No abnormalities were reported at power plants in the region, including the crippled nuclear power plant hit by the March earthquake and tsunami, public broadcaster NHK reported."
*wipes sweat off forehead* ATLEAST NO ONE GOT HURT-- I HOPE.
- Current Location:Desk
- Current Mood: worried
- Current Music:U-KISS - Shut Up!!
- Current Location:Infront of my computer?
- Current Mood: Waiting patiently
- Current Music:Candy Man - Brown Eyed Girls
Pairing: [Unrevealed Mystery boy from H!S!J] X FC (Katrina)
Summary: When they met by fate.. LOL no, when her best friend made them meet by fate, could their relationship last? Katrina is a hard-working and soon-to be college scholar that is still trying to find her path in life with her best friend Clarisse, who is on her way to opening a successful bakery. What happens when Clarisse suddenly gets Katrina stuck into some troublesome love?
( She looked up in frustration, “OH man, oh man, oh man—” she hopped up and down, trying to calm herself.Collapse )
- Current Location:Kitchen-- DON'T BE SEXIST xD
- Current Mood: sleepy
- Current Music:Christmas Music