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Cari L. Pedstelak
Blogger. Bookworm. Dreamer. Evolving. Inquisitive. Theosophy explorer. Opinionated yet open-minded.
Blogger. Bookworm. Dreamer. Evolving. Inquisitive. Theosophy explorer. Opinionated yet open-minded.

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“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too, can become great.” - Mark Twain

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I just finished reading this book last night! It's incredible!

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Read & learn, folks. Having just finished reading +Valerie Douglas 's "Servant of the Gods", I can personally attest that she knows what she's talking about. Her love/sex scenes are well-written, perfectly paced, sizzling, & don't have that 'forced' vibe one gets from those of some authors. I only hope I can do as well when I begin writing novels.

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Something found by a good friend of mine regarding SOPA & PIPA. Get informed, stay informed, & let your voice be heard before the goverment silences it.
Someting i found on youtube via a good friend of mine:

Citizens of the United States.


There is a new bill that the United States government has successfully passed. It is called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or (SOPA) for short. Also known as The Protect IP Act of 2011. The US Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementation of the bill would cost the federal government 47 million dollars through 2016. Translated into plain english, It will cost tax payers 47 million dollars over the next 4 years.
The SOPA act will censor you from accessing certain websites and block all access to other areas of the internet that the United States government does not want you to access.

The SOPA act essentually means, that even if you make a video of your child playing or singing and you have music playing in the background, or video on TV, you are breaking the law, and the government will order the websites that host your content to censor your content because of their new bill. Or if you visit websites that are on servers not in the United States you will be blocked so that you cannot access them.

Ask yourselves, Who really owns the internet?

The answer is simple: no one actually owns the Internet, and no single person, organization or government controls the Internet in its entirety. It is more of a concept than an actual tangible entity, and the Internet relies on a physical infrastructure that connects networks to other networks. There are many organizations, corporations, governments, schools, private citizens and service providers that all own pieces of the infrastructure that make up the internet, but there is no one entity that owns it all. How can the US government decide to block access to parts of the internet that the US government does not even own? The SOPA act is a direct violation to people's right to freedom of knowlege and information, And for that violation the United States government is a disgrace to the land of the free, The free that every United States soldier has fought or died for. The United States government is essentually telling the people of the United States that they are free to do as the government tells them. If people do not follow their rules they will arrest them for making an attempt to learn. But the government will tell the media that these people are getting arrested for acts of treason, domestic terrorism, or internet piracy.
As for the United States government. Who gave you the right to regulate the people's right to think outside the box and use the internet as they see fit? If we cut off global internet, shouldn't we also cut off all foreign affairs? Should we hinder globalization completely? Perhaps all other World Trade Centers are acts of terrorism by existing, as they use the Internet for commerce. The ambiguity of this bill should terrify you.

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If you speak, they have to listen. If they do not listen, Their blatant disregard for the people will not go un-noticed, and is not acceptible. Doing nothing is the worst thing you can do.

We are anonymous.
We are legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us!

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SOPA & PIPA explained by +Mashable Thanks +özlem yıkıcı

Slowing down quite a bit this week on the length of time I spend on the computer to recharge my batteries before I burn out. Having a fibromyalgia flare-up & the exhaustion is really getting to me. Rest assured that part of my rest is going to include lots of reading. I wish you all the best in this first week of a hopeful New Year & beyond. Thank you for your understanding. See you all soon. Blessed Be.

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Merry Meet!
I've been hanging out at a really Cool NEW Social Site "Pagan-Place"... If you have a little time on your hands, swing by and say hello.. There's a lot of really nice and great people there. (Share w/Friends)

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The girl in me that wanted to be a paleontologist when she grew up & reconstruct dinosaur skeletons in Mom 'n Dad's basement (hey, I was 5 or 6 years old--LOL) is totally lovin' this! Those are some cool horns & I've always loved Triceratops. Alas, though, my favorite fossil is & always will be the 'lowly' Trilobite. They're just so darned cute! :-D

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Very cool giveaway! Check it out!

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What an excellent post. I'm definitely going to have to give these tips a shot--especially due to #2 when it comes to the health benefits of not procrastinating. Could be why my fibromyalgia flares up when I feel rushed (even when I haven't procrastinated). Thank you, John Holmes, for guest blogging on Working Writers so that I saw this much-needed post. I'm going to try my best to implement your recommendations.
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