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bekkathyst:

~BEKKATHYST’S SPRING 2014 GIVEAWAY~

Once again, I have a giveaway for all you lovlies. This giveaway is smaller than the last ones I’ve had, but it’s by far the most valuable. All these stones are 100% natural gemstones. They’re part of my personal collection, and I just think it’s time for them to find a new home.. I’ve realized I’ve become far too attached to my stones as material possessions, so this is helping me to let go, while at the same time bringing joy to another person. These are all the stones included (from left to right in the first picture):

  • Polished lepidolite chunk
  • Green tourmaline crystal
  • Tumbled reverse watermelon tourmaline slice
  • Rough aquamarine crystal
  • Polished opal
  • Double terminated quartz crystal with black cloudy inclusions
  • Polished fire agate
  • Something from my shop of your choosing that is under $25

All I ask is that you respect me, my business, and these rules:

  • You can reblog this post as many times as you’d like, but please don’t spam.
  • Please follow my blog so you keep track of updates on the giveaway.
  • I run an Etsy shop that has handcrafted jewelry made from all natural gemstones that focuses on crystal healing. If you have an Etsy account, I’d appreciate it if you liked my my shop. If you don’t have an Etsy account, don’t worry about it.
  • Please do not use side blogs or giveaway blogs. I must be able to see that you are following me when the winner is chosen.
  • The winner will be chosen via a random number generator. 
  • This is international
  • Entries will be closed May 2nd at 11:59 pm PST, and the winner will be announced shortly after that
  • The winner will have 24 hours to respond with their full name and address- if they do not, a different winner will be selected
  • If you are underage, please make sure it is okay with your parents that you are giving out your address
  • Please do not tag this post as “giveaway” when you reblog it. That will increase the chances of the notes messing up on this post.
  • Please, be respectful of me and my rules. If you break any of these rules, you will be disqualified. 

I hope this brings some more attention to my shop, and I hope that these stones go to someone who is lovely and just as appreciative of their beauty as I have been. I really hope they go to a lovely new home. Thank you for participating! I hope you enjoy. Good luck! 

No jail time for DuPont heir who raped an infant.

quiltra:

rafi-dangelo:

Robert H. Richards IV admitted to sexually assaulting his infant son and daughter and has been sentenced to probation because the judge believes Richards “will not fare well” in prison.

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He’s an unemployed heir living off a trust fund, so of course “will not fare well” is just code for “is too rich to serve time.”

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This is disgusting.

It’s more then disgusting, everyone should know about this.

gabeweb:

Venezuela: Protests against Maduro

This happened today in Venezuela, in a peaceful protest carried out by college students in various cities across the country.

The demonstration was met with violence from the Venezuelan Armed Forces, the Government Police and armed groups. Two students were killed by gunshots, and many other were injured.

The media completely ignored the violent response towards the students, because all of our national TV channels are under control of the government.

Our own government is killing us, either with hunger or violence. Please, reblog. We need help in Venezuela!

(vía coquitove)

leeeeeeeeeegooooooooolaaaaaaaaas:

My last two giveaways have been overwhelming successes, and because I’m near my milestone of 10,000 followers, I figured I’d do it all again!
The prizes this time are as follows: 
The One Ring
Replica of Thorin’s Key & Map
The Evenstar Pendant
Sterling Silver Elven Brooch
Thorin’s Dwarven Silver Ring
All are officially licensed products and will be bought from The Noble Collection.
Bonus item:


So here’s how it’s gonna be (AKA The Rules!):
This is a follower appreciation giveaway, so you must be following me! 
No giveaway blogs! (I will check!)
Reblog to your heart’s content! (Just be polite and try not to spam.)
Likes count!
Keep your ask box open so I can contact you with the good news!
The giveaway ends March 1st, 2014! I will select the winner via random number generator.
My last two giveaway winners were located in the UK and the US. I am willing to ship anywhere in the world!
Thanks for following, and good luck!

leeeeeeeeeegooooooooolaaaaaaaaas:

My last two giveaways have been overwhelming successes, and because I’m near my milestone of 10,000 followers, I figured I’d do it all again!

The prizes this time are as follows: 

  • The One Ring
  • Replica of Thorin’s Key & Map
  • The Evenstar Pendant
  • Sterling Silver Elven Brooch
  • Thorin’s Dwarven Silver Ring

All are officially licensed products and will be bought from The Noble Collection.

Bonus item:

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So here’s how it’s gonna be (AKA The Rules!):

  • This is a follower appreciation giveaway, so you must be following me
  • No giveaway blogs! (I will check!)
  • Reblog to your heart’s content! (Just be polite and try not to spam.)
  • Likes count!
  • Keep your ask box open so I can contact you with the good news!

The giveaway ends March 1st, 2014! I will select the winner via random number generator.

My last two giveaway winners were located in the UK and the US. I am willing to ship anywhere in the world!

Thanks for following, and good luck!

A federal appeals court ruled that the FCC can no longer enforce which websites Verizon and all other broadband providers can favor, limit access to, or outright block — even if it’s to prop up a service or website of their own.

This is not a binary political issue. It is not a Republican or Democrat issue.

This is naked corporate greed. It is a bunch of companies who want to control the largest free information platform in the world.

There is nothing good that an individual can derive from this decision. Nothing.

Before someone tells you otherwise, Internet service providers’ backs were not against the wall in any way. “Bandwidth congestion” is not real. It costs just as much money, if not more money, to cap the data flowing through your broadband connection as it does to serve it to you. Data caps are solely a money-making construct.

Average connection speeds in South Korea are twice as fast as those in the United States. That gap will grow even wider now. This ruling is anti-competitive for American business on a global level.

Tech giants Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Yahoo have come out against rulings like this in the past. Instead, the decision favors companies with access to pipelines, like Comcast. It will help them use the Internet as a marketing tool for its other ventures, like NBC Universal.

Reactions to a missing enemy team:

fttadventures:

Jungler.

Bottom Lane.

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Lol this is so true XD

1.) The Bible (eBook) - “to learn that it’s easier to be told by others what to think and believe than it is to think for yourself.”

2.) The System of the World by Isaac Newton (eBook) – “to learn that the universe is a knowable place.”

3.) On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (eBookAudio Book) - “to learn of our kinship with all other life on Earth.”

4.) Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (eBookAudio Book) – “to learn, among other satirical lessons, that most of the time humans are Yahoos.”

5.) The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (eBookAudio Book) – “to learn how the power of rational thought is the primary source of freedom in the world.”

6.) The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith (eBookAudio Book) - “to learn that capitalism is an economy of greed, a force of nature unto itself.”

7.) The Art of War by Sun Tsu (eBookAudio Book) - “to learn that the act of killing fellow humans can be raised to an art.”

8.) The Prince by Machiavelli (eBookAudio Book) - “to learn that people not in power will do all they can to acquire it, and people in power will do all they can to keep it.”

I’ve got a few more books to read now lol

thinksquad:

With each new story we hear of the NSA’s spying program, things get a little bit crazier—a little more Hollywood, and a lot more galling.

From planting agents in video games like World of Warcraft to a spy satellite adorned with a world-devouring, tentacled octopus (pictured above) the NSA has shown time and again that it’s willing to go to just about any length to gather intelligence on both domestic and foreign citizens.

The latter isn’t problematic beyond diplomatic tension. Spy agencies are, by design, bankrolled to spy on allies and enemies abroad. When it comes to domestic spying, however, we run into problems.The latest report, this time via Der Spiegel and based on internal NSA documents, reveals that the NSA, in conjunction with the CIA and FBI, has begun intercepting laptops purchased online in order to install (quite literal) spyware and even hardware on the machines. The NSA terms this “interdiction.” Agents divert shipments to secret warehouses, carefully open the packages, install the software and/or hardware, and send them on their way.

And still not much has been done to stop them…

thinksquad:

With each new story we hear of the NSA’s spying program, things get a little bit crazier—a little more Hollywood, and a lot more galling.

From planting agents in video games like World of Warcraft to a spy satellite adorned with a world-devouring, tentacled octopus (pictured above) the NSA has shown time and again that it’s willing to go to just about any length to gather intelligence on both domestic and foreign citizens.

The latter isn’t problematic beyond diplomatic tension. Spy agencies are, by design, bankrolled to spy on allies and enemies abroad. When it comes to domestic spying, however, we run into problems.

The latest report, this time via Der Spiegel and based on internal NSA documents, reveals that the NSA, in conjunction with the CIA and FBI, has begun intercepting laptops purchased online in order to install (quite literal) spyware and even hardware on the machines.
The NSA terms this “interdiction.” Agents divert shipments to secret warehouses, carefully open the packages, install the software and/or hardware, and send them on their way.

And still not much has been done to stop them…

thinksquad:

One Saturday in November, Kaveh Kamooneh drove his Nissan Leaf to Chamblee Middle School, where his 11-year-old son was playing tennis. 

Kamooneh had taken the liberty of charging the electric car with an exterior outlet at the school. Within minutes of plugging in the car, he says a Chamblee police officer appeared.

"He said that he was going to charge me with theft by taking because I was taking power, electricity from the school," Kamooneh said.

Kamooneh says he had charged his car for 20 minutes, drawing about a nickel’s worth of juice. Don Francis of Clean Cities Atlanta, an electric vehicle advocacy group, says the estimate of 5 cents is accurate.

Sgt. Ford says the officer should have arrested Kamooneh on the spot. But he didn’t. Instead, the officer filed a police report. Then 11 days passed, and two deputies showed up at his house in Decatur.

"They arrested me here at about eight o’clock at night," Kamooneh said.

Ford said he sought the arrest warrant after determining that school officials hadn’t given Kamooneh permission to plug in his car. Ford said Chamblee Police did so without asking school officials if they wanted to prosecute the alleged theft of electricity. A DeKalb Schools spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

Records show Kamooneh spent more than 15 hours in the DeKalb County Jail for plugging his car into a school’s electrical outlet.

This is more proof that when u steal, steal big. Also if you follow this line of reasoning, every everyone who plugs anything into school outlets besides materials owned by the school are stealing.

thinksquad:

One Saturday in November, Kaveh Kamooneh drove his Nissan Leaf to Chamblee Middle School, where his 11-year-old son was playing tennis.

Kamooneh had taken the liberty of charging the electric car with an exterior outlet at the school. Within minutes of plugging in the car, he says a Chamblee police officer appeared.

"He said that he was going to charge me with theft by taking because I was taking power, electricity from the school," Kamooneh said.

Kamooneh says he had charged his car for 20 minutes, drawing about a nickel’s worth of juice. Don Francis of Clean Cities Atlanta, an electric vehicle advocacy group, says the estimate of 5 cents is accurate.

Sgt. Ford says the officer should have arrested Kamooneh on the spot. But he didn’t. Instead, the officer filed a police report. Then 11 days passed, and two deputies showed up at his house in Decatur.

"They arrested me here at about eight o’clock at night," Kamooneh said.

Ford said he sought the arrest warrant after determining that school officials hadn’t given Kamooneh permission to plug in his car. Ford said Chamblee Police did so without asking school officials if they wanted to prosecute the alleged theft of electricity. A DeKalb Schools spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.

Records show Kamooneh spent more than 15 hours in the DeKalb County Jail for plugging his car into a school’s electrical outlet.

This is more proof that when u steal, steal big. Also if you follow this line of reasoning, every everyone who plugs anything into school outlets besides materials owned by the school are stealing.

bspolitics:

think-progress:

Republicans made a fake Obamacare site that tries to trick Californians with GOP talking points. 

I posted a story about this yesterday, but it didn’t get many re-blogs, this story needs a lot more attention.

I believe that our politicians should be jailed for intentional spreading misinformation.

bspolitics:

think-progress:

Republicans made a fake Obamacare site that tries to trick Californians with GOP talking points. 

I posted a story about this yesterday, but it didn’t get many re-blogs, this story needs a lot more attention.

I believe that our politicians should be jailed for intentional spreading misinformation.