Twelve Grimmauld Place Eleven years of waiting Ten galleons for Ron Nine and Three Quarters Eight tries to kill Harry Seven Horcruxes Six Weasley boys Five chocolate frogs Four Hogwarts houses Three Deathly Hallows Two radish earrings And a wand that chose me
”I think you could fall in love with anyone if you saw the parts of them that no one else gets to see. Like if you followed them around invisibly for a day and you saw them crying in their bed at night or singing to themselves as they make a sandwich or even just walking along the street and even if they were really weird and had no friends at school, I think after seeing them at their most vulnerable you wouldn’t be able to help falling in love with them.”
“Perhaps we dont like what we see: our hips, our loss of hair, our shoe size, our dimples, our knuckles too big, our eating habits, our disposition. We have disclosed these things in secret, likes and dislikes, behind doors with locks, our lonely rooms, our messy desks, our empty hearts, our sudden bursts of energy, our sudden bouts of depression. Don’t worry. Put away your mirrors and your beauty magazines and your books on tape. There is someone right here who knows you more than you do, who is making room on the couch, who is fixing a meal, who is putting on your favorite record, who is listening intently to what you have to say, who is standing there with you, face to face, hand to hand, eye to eye, mouth to mouth. There is no space left uncovered. This is where you belong.”—
I hate to be a wet blanket but that’s not what the referenced press release says. He threatened to veto S.J. Res 6 which would have essentially overruled the FCC’s previously issued report and rules prohibiting ISPs from throttling traffic and taking other measures that would restrict open access.
It’s an important show of support from the White House for net neutrality, but it doesn’t mean that the President has already said he would veto SOPA or PROTECT-IP if Congress passes them.
What’s vitally important now is that if you are in opposition to SOPA and PROTECT-IP, you let your elected officials now in no uncertain terms. Sign the White House petition, let Tumblr help you email and call your representatives with the link at the top of the dashboard, send a printed message to your Representative/Senators’ offices, spread the word to friends and family.
I personally believe President Obama wouldn’t sign such legislation into law, but it shouldn’t get to that point (especially because it will give Republicans one more talking point in their bullshit “Obama doesn’t want to work with us” echo chamber). Congress needs to get the message that the people who give them their jobs aren’t putting up with this shit.
“To remind myself that there’s more going on than the jobs you didn’t get, the boys you didn’t kiss, the dress you didn’t wear, the stuff you never saw, the things you never did. Because what you can do is get out there and do something for yourself.”—runlikeella (via teamkatz)
“Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else.”— Nathaniel Branden (via prettyinpearls1852)