rkt: (babies failing beauty)
i was just thinking, for the billionth time,why can't lj have an easy-post button, like facebook and twitter, on web pages?

when, wow. look, there was one.

only clicking it puts the link in the subject line and there's no body and no text-copy. so WHAT'S THE POINT?

whatever. since this was the article in question, i'll post it the old fashioned way.


New Scanners Break Child Porn Laws

The rapid introduction of full body scanners at British airports threatens to breach child protection laws which ban the creation of indecent images of children, the Guardian has learned.

Privacy campaigners claim the images created by the machines are so graphic they amount to "virtual strip-searching" and have called for safeguards to protect the privacy of passengers involved.

Ministers now face having to exempt under 18s from the scans or face the delays of introducing new legislation to ensure airport security staff do not commit offences under child pornography laws.

They also face demands from civil liberties groups for safeguards to ensure that images from the £80,000 scanners, including those of celebrities, do not end up on the internet. The Department for Transport confirmed that the "child porn" problem was among the "legal and operational issues" now under discussion in Whitehall after Gordon Brown's announcement on Sunday that he wanted to see their "gradual" introduction at British airports.

A 12-month trial at Manchester airport of scanners which reveal naked images of passengers including their genitalia and breast enlargements, only went ahead last month after under-18s were exempted.

The decision followed a warning from Terri Dowty, of Action for Rights of Children, that the scanners could breach the Protection of Children Act 1978, under which it is illegal to create an indecent image or a "pseudo-image" of a child.
oh, technicalities )
rkt: (skull)
amidst my wanderings over the weekend, i picked up a copy of lip magazine. radical liberal fun. and, while not perfect, is the best magazine since bitch, which has generally been annoying me as of late.

in addition to the works of mattilda aka matt bernstein sycamore and bertrand russell, they printed a (san francisco?) craigslist post. which i completely intend to semi-plagiarize later for my own self, but for now am content to completely plagiarize for you selves.

For Sale or Barter: My Body, in Persistent Vegetative State

I make the following statement in a sound state of mind and of my own volition:

If I am rendered comatose and determined to be in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for period loner than one month and if no imminent cure is forthcoming, I do not wish to be kept alive by artificial means including but not limited to nourishment, hydration, etc.

However: If due to the absurd political state of affairs in this country, my PVS and impending unplugging can be parlayed into some sort of political gain, I wholly endorse using my predicament in whatever way possible for the purposes of passing legislation favorable to my general political and ethical outlook. Here is a list of top-tier causes I support and will continue to support, both while in my PVS ad after my eventual death.

lj cut for length of author's causes with added commentary at end by moi )

ok. so maybe i also have too much time on my hands tonight. i did, however, get to watch arrested development. whilst watching the tv, i managed to get mosquito-bitten on my ass (THROUGH MY PANTS), on my heel (THROUGH MY SOCK), and on my hand, before smacking the sucker and making a mess.
see, mother nature needs to be nicer to me if zie wants me to return the favour.
rkt: (image)
late lj-cut for sex-abuse because i'd rather be overcautious than under. )

anonymous replies accepted in comments. on my honour, i will not look up ip addresses. (i'm too mind-numbed to figure out how to turn the things off for one post.)
rkt: (Default)
i'd had a post pondering what the fuck jerry springer is doing on air america.

lj ate it.

i'm still pondering.

really, such ponderance is a relief, though. strangely. because usually, such would just hurt my fragile little mind.

however, my head keeps wandering all over the place.

from the looks of things this moment, the Very Good health insurance at my job may be a compelling enough reasons to stick around.
you have no idea on how many levels and to what depths i hate this.
i am praying to some deity that i am wrong. or that a back up plan will actually work out.
anyway, i think too much.

so, since i am also the queen of avoidance who could look right at a 60-foot elephant and see nothing there, i bumbled around a bit.

*i added firefox the other night. i'm playing with it. it's a'ight.
*i got a plane ticket to new orleans in october for my birthday to see the Southern Brother.
*i wandered the streets of brooklyn and never really got anywhere. i always forget i should do that more often.
*i attempted to convince a college friend, who i hadn't talked to in ages, to flee the patriacrchy of france her words. not mine. and move to canada.
*i did NOT go on a snark-fest.
rkt: (eeyore)
i actually started this last night. and continued it today through the power of email. why? because i could.
just click here )
ok. i should be going now.


Feb. 28th, 2003 03:56 pm
rkt: (Default)
is it wrong to keep someone around simply because they amuse you. in the way having a floppy-eared dog might amuse some people?

i hate morals and ethics and consciences.

i swear, as bad as i was in smaller and worser places, this city is going to put me on a thoroughfare to hell.
but it'll be a fun ride.
and i'll have to do is write a letter explaining why i dont belong there, and everything will be just peachy.

so maybe i don't have anything to worry about.

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