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You won't believe what Tony Abbott is about to do to your internet.

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paganmagdalene:

mspbandj:

EVERYONE NEEDS TO SIGN THIS PETITION RIGHT NOW WHILE YOU STILL HAVE THE INTERNET TO DO SO

Tony Abbott is about the sign off on possibly the worst power grab we’ve ever seen. The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

If he signed this, your internet provider would be FORCED to POLICE YOUR ACTIVITY, and report everything you do online. There would be NO anonymous browsing, no “incognito” modes, no torrenting, no file sharing, NOTHING. Fanfics, fanarts, fanvids, ANYTHING thought to breach ANY kind of copyright, even in a completely harmless way, would be reported, and after THREE STRIKES, you WILL BE SENTENCED. 

You thought SOPA was bad? That is NOTHING compared to the TPP. 

SIGN THIS NOW

ONLY 277 NOTES C’MON NOW, PEOPLE!!

SIGNAL BOOST UNTIL FOREVER

renaroo:

Batman Beyond 2.0 (2013- ) #15

"I think we got him!"

YEAH WANTON DESTRUCTION!

Babs might be the only city official in Neo-Gotham who has a grasp at anything that goes on. And I don’t mean that as in she’s the only one “in” on what the Bats do. I mean that as in she’s the only one who seems capable of thought beyond “how do we not explode the city at all costs? No matter the risks or lives we lose int he process.”

renaroo:

Batman Beyond 2.0 (2013- ) #15

"I was hoping maybe I could buy you a cup of coffee, Melanie. If… you’re still up for talking to me…"

I really, truly love Melanie as a character. Gosh, her struggle to leave her crime family and subsequent testing and redemption are one of my favorite arcs from the original Batman Beyond TV series. She’s a really inspiring character and really rare in the superhero world, where villains and heroes do tend to swap sides at the drop of a hat. Mel switched, for herself, and has had nothing but obstacles and struggles along the way, but has stuck with it — and then helped her brother Jack on his road to absolution.

It is, as we learned in the show, a darker and harder reflection on Terry’s own delinquent past, and it’s part of why I love their relationship.

I do miss her dreds, though.

Why You Shouldn't Share Those Emotional 'Deaf Person Hears for the First Time' Videos

queerability:

I admit it: I’m a total sucker for “inspirational” viral videos that pop up on Facebook and Twitter, especially if there are bunnies involved. But there’s one video I’m completely sick of seeing and will be happy to never see again – ones where deaf people are able to hear for the first time.

One of the latest made the rounds today, featuring 40-year-old Joanne Milne of Gateshead, U.K., who was born with Usher Syndrome, a rare genetic disease that affects hearing and vision. News outlets all over the world shared the YouTube video of Milne weeping with joy as she discovered her hearing for the first time, but few looked past the highly emotional moment to explore the scientific explanation behind it, or to explore the question what it’s truly like to be deaf.

I’m a CODA – Child of Deaf Adults – and involved in the Deaf activist community. [Note: writing Deaf with a capital D separates people who can’t hear from people who consider deafness a major part of their cultural and political identity.] So usually I’m thrilled when people read an article about people in the Deaf community or see a cool video in American Sign Language and think to send it to me. It means that I’m making a difference, however small, in helping to educate people about the Deaf community. However, the “deaf person hears for the first time” videos don’t make me smile. They make me want to throw my computer out a window.

More at the link. The title is a link.

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