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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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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.
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Someting i found on youtube via a good friend of mine:

Citizens of the United States.

We are ANONYMOUS.

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.

This video likely will not last long on Youtube. As long as you can, download Youtube Downloader, and help us share this message.

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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It really is an eye-opener. The U.S. government does not own the internet & these laws should not be permitted to pass. Just think of the big picture. This is global. I have amazing friends, like you, that don't live in the United States. The internet has opened doors to friendships that, even when I was in high school, no one would have really thought possible. These kinds of friendships enable us to see things from the perspectives of many others &, therefore, allow us to learn from one another. This kind of communication can only benefit humankind as it serves to teach us that there is so much more to the world we live in than just our little 'bubble' called home (wherever that may be). With those shared experiences placed on a global scale that the internet provides, the potential for us all to learn from one another &, maybe one day, peacefully coexist multiplies exponentially. The idea that peaceful coexistence is possible through globally shared ideas should be embraced, not legislated against by any nation.
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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!
1000 Follwers Giveaway! (Here, have a cupcake. I put extra sprinkles on it, just for you!) You guys. I don't even know where to start. First of all, Thank You. Each and every follow, comment, entr...
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Niamh is such a beautiful & spiritual person to know. I hope you will read this interview & get to know her, as well.
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I just finished reading this book last night! It's incredible!
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SOPA & PIPA explained by +Mashable Thanks +özlem yıkıcı
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You are welcome; I was happy to come by +Mashable 's article. :)
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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!
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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) www.Pagan-Place.com
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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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LMAO! It could very well be... At least it would explain just about everything there is to know without even writing a bio! :::falls over giggling:::
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What excellent advice, not only for authors, but for book tour groups/collectives, as well! I love this!
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Blogger. Bookworm. Dreamer. Evolving. Inquisitive. Theosophy explorer. Opinionated yet open-minded.
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First of all, I despise writing bios about myself. It just feels like such a self-centered activity. If there's one sure-fire way of afflicting me with writer's block, this would be it. It took what seemed like forever to write the in-depth bio on my website because I dragged my heels on it so much.

In a nutshell, I'm a bookworm, a dreamer, & a theosophical explorer. I'm intensely inquisitive & adore learning & sharing knowledge in order to remain constantly evolving so as not to allow my mind to stagnate. I love teaching & helping others when I can. I have a tendency to be very opinionated yet one will find, through intelligent conversation, that I'm actually quite open-minded. I'm eternally grateful to my parents & my Grammy for raising me to be an inspired & empowered woman.
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