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Please spend 4 minutes watching this. Then, if you ever want to watch another video from vimeo or youtube that a friend posted on tumblr/facebook/twitter/whatever, go to http://americancensorship.org and sign the petition.

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People continue to amaze me with their stupidity. This video is a great “catch up” on PROTECT IP, so watch it then use the link on top of your tumblr dashboard to call or email. I did. What’s really sad is the entertainment industry just doesn’t get how the sharing of videos/songs/photos can actually enhance their popularity and promotion. They’re still rolling in the big bucks and whilst I don’t know the actual percentage of illegal downloads, it can’t be THAT much money they’re losing, can it? If I ever make a movie big enough and cool enough for people to want to rip it, awesome! If they take the video and edit their own music video for meme goodness, EVEN BETTER.

Getting off my soap box now. 

kmgrace
kellyqehudson:

corypalmer:

thedailywhat:

Instantly Iconic Photo of the Day: 84-year-old former school teacher Dorli Rainey is helped away from the scene of an Occupy Seattle protest at Westlake Park after being doused with pepper spray.
Rainey was among dozens of protesters hit with the “less-than-lethal agent” after refusing to move from the intersection of 5th Avenue and Pine Street following a march of solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.
Rainey, a longtime presence in local politics, wrote The Stranger an email afterward, saying she stopped by the protest on her way to a public meeting on a transportation issue.
“Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out,” she wrote, “especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech.”
Her email continues:

Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters.

She credits an Iraq vet with saving her from being trampled. “In the women’s movement,” she concludes, “there were signs which said: ‘Screw us and we multiply.”
Video of the incident below:

[seattlepi / slog.]

Spread this. Make this image iconic.

You pepper spray an 84-year-old woman, you should probably get ready to go to hell.

kellyqehudson:

corypalmer:

thedailywhat:

Instantly Iconic Photo of the Day: 84-year-old former school teacher Dorli Rainey is helped away from the scene of an Occupy Seattle protest at Westlake Park after being doused with pepper spray.

Rainey was among dozens of protesters hit with the “less-than-lethal agent” after refusing to move from the intersection of 5th Avenue and Pine Street following a march of solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

Rainey, a longtime presence in local politics, wrote The Stranger an email afterward, saying she stopped by the protest on her way to a public meeting on a transportation issue.

“Knowing that the problems of New York would certainly precipitate action by Occupy Seattle, I thought I better check it out,” she wrote, “especially since only yesterday the City Government made a grandiose gesture to protect free speech.”

Her email continues:

Well free speech does have its limits as I found out as the cops shoved their bicycles into the crowd and simultaneously pepper sprayed the so captured protesters.

She credits an Iraq vet with saving her from being trampled. “In the women’s movement,” she concludes, “there were signs which said: ‘Screw us and we multiply.”

Video of the incident below:

[seattlepi / slog.]

Spread this. Make this image iconic.

You pepper spray an 84-year-old woman, you should probably get ready to go to hell.