holly_evolving: (Platadoom)
http://forums.wow-europe.com/thread.html?topicId=13816899995&sid=1&pageNo=1

After enabling RealID, I clicked Report Spam on a whispered gold selling offer. I believe this was the point at which my email address was transmitted, I could be wrong. But I've never opened an email address from someone I don't know, and I've never responded to a direct message from someone I don't know except to right click their name and Report Spam, which is what you are SUPPOSED to do.

If I can't disable RealID in its entirety, I am cancelling my subscription until Blizzard gets rid of the program.

If you play, I suggest you do the same.

RealID

Jul. 9th, 2010 12:55 pm
holly_evolving: (Platadoom)
So, there's a bug in RealID that allows addons access to your email address. So if someone exploits that, and then launches and automated dictionary attack against a large number of gathered email addresses, you might log in one night to find that all of the gear on your main is gone, and all your gold, and all the gear and high level cloth stacks from your guild vault. That night for me was last night. I was up till two in the morning with Jay scanning for a keylogger, but there wasn't any.

Disabling that garbage tonight, oh yes.
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100624/ap_on_en_tv/us_immigration_take_our_jobs

From www.takeourjobs.org:
"TAKE OUR JOBS

There are two issues facing our nation--high unemployment and undocumented people in the workforce--that many Americans believe are related.

Missing from the debate on both issues is an honest recognition that the food we all eat - at home, in restaurants and workplace cafeterias (including those in the Capitol) - comes to us from the labor of undocumented farm workers.

Agriculture in the United States is dependent on an immigrant workforce. Three-quarters of all crop workers working in American agriculture were born outside the United States. According to government statistics, since the late 1990s, at least 50% of the crop workers have not been authorized to work legally in the United States.

We are a nation in denial about our food supply. As a result the UFW has initiated the "Take Our Jobs" campaign.

Farm workers are ready to train citizens and legal residents who wish to replace them in the field, we will use our knowledge and staff to help connect the unemployed with farm employers. Just fill out the form to the right and continue on to the request for job application.

** Job may include using hand tools such as knives, hoes, shovels, etc. Duties may include tilling the soil, transplanting, weeding, thinning, picking, cutting, sorting & packing of harvested produce. May set up & operate irrigation equip. Work is performed outside in all weather conditions (Summertime 90+ degree weather) & is physically demanding requiring workers to bend, stoop, lift & carry up to 50 lbs on a regular basis."



Yeah, right. When my brother can't hire* his own unemployed friends to do a relatively easy job, you think unemployed Americans are going to take a farm laborer's job? But that's not the ideal job using the skills they trained for! And therefore unacceptable!

Illegal immigrants don't steal American jobs. They do jobs Americans won't.

I have a degree I can't cash in on. You know how I got the full time job I have? I temped. I voluntarily left unemployment before the perfect gig came along. Because it's NEVER coming. I hear about people waiting for the right job to come along and it makes me mad. Work through a temp agency. Substitute teach. Take the work that is offered. If it'll cover your bills, it's good enough. You don't have to commit to it--keep looking once you've been hired. But get off your ass and stop complaining about dem immergrints takin' yer jerb when you won't work!


* And yes, my brother ONLY hires documented workers. And pays a fair wage.
holly_evolving: (facepalm)
"...you wouldn't want to eat the oysters that are busily filtering and reclaiming the water in polluted harbors, which is why, apparently, the "New Jersey Department of Completely Bonkers" has banned their cultivation, preferring toxic water and no bivalves to clean water and toxic bivalves..."--Cory Doctorow

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/06/13/new-jersey-kills-suc.html

Whose braid-dead idea was this? I LIKE clean water!
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So, what's the minimum wait time once the legal immigration process has started? About 6 years. How about we work on making the process faster and easier? That would ACTUALLY cut down on illegal immigration.

http://reason.com/assets/db/07cf533ddb1d06350cf1ddb5942ef5ad.jpg
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In 5-10 years, we can expect the Presa Canario to be ranked with the bully breeds and the Rottweiler as "dangerous" because it is "gaining in popularity in protection sports." Here's an idea: don't train a damn herding dog to be an attack dog! What a cow can handle physically, a human can't.

I hate people sometimes, I really do.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perro_de_Presa_Canario

I thought of this because of an episode of "It's Me or the Dog" in which a pair of idiots didn't control their dogs as per usual, but it was resulting in them fighting, in the house, around their two small daughters. One was a Presa.

So if you hear of someone training a Presa to be an attack or guard dog...that person is a moron. I have seen them do Schutzhund work, and the trainers even say that once they learn those behaviors, they are no longer safe in civillian households.

Meanwhile, when properly handled from a young age, a Presa can live perfectly happily as a pet in a home with children and small animals, like any other cattle dog.

HATE. PEOPLE.
holly_evolving: (sad girl)
The viral video of the abused cows at Conklin Dairy Farm has resulted in the arrest of one of the abusers.

http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/27/dairy-farm-worker-ar.html

Sad icon is for the cows. Hopefully the other workers involved will be identified and similarly charged.
holly_evolving: (Platadoom)
Signal Boost: BP doesn't want the media talking about the leak. So let's keep talking about it, shall we?

The cleanup crews are getting sick, and aren't allowed to speak for themselves.

http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/05/26/oil-spill-clean-up-workers-report-feeling-drugged-disoriented/
holly_evolving: (Platadoom)
Any of the bilingual teachers I can remember were native speakers of languages other than English and had accents that reflected their ethnicities.

http://amfix.blogs.cnn.com/2010/05/24/arizona-wants-to-reassign-teachers-with-accents/?hpt=C1
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http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/2009/11/07/16449

Homophobia is a fear of homosexuals. There is no fear here, just hatred and aggression. We need a new word for this.
holly_evolving: (Default)
People like this make it hard to remember that not all conservatives are bad people:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/29/gop-rep-trent-franks-call_n_302713.html
holly_evolving: (Default)
In New Jersey, it is legal to charge a patient up to a dollar a page to give them their medical records. This is a big problem for me right now. I need to get a recommendation from a doctor on where to go to have a LEEP done, and I no longer live anywhere near my old gyno. So in order to get the rec, I need to get my records to my new doctor.

A dollar a page. And it's completely legal.

It just seems wrong.
holly_evolving: (flap snark)
So, I lost my job. They canceled my assignment mere minutes after they approved my leaving work to go pick up my car. The temp agency said they cited "attendance issues" but really? I don't believe it. How can it be an attendance problem when my 3 freaking days off work this whole summer were approved and I never received a warning? Then I hear that there are new temps today. Temps, which it takes a few days to process. Which means they knew about these temps before they let me go.

Attendance issues. Yeah, right.

So far I've applied for two clerical jobs at a medical center. I'm getting sick of temping and how easily you get screwed over. Especially now that I know what I want to be doing in two years. I need money, not just to live on, but for start-up capital. And I'd prefer to not need to rely more on loans than on the cash I have.

I'm so mad about this last job. It's sneaky and underhanded and I feel quite screwed over.
holly_evolving: (Platadoom)
I think whoever decided to hire him was an idiot. As a very smart lady with a private journal pointed out, even if you believe he paid his debt to society, he still has a record of illegal sports betting. Doesn't that usually END careers?

Also, I don't think his debt can ever be paid. There is no forgiveness for what he did. I sincerely hope that between protesters and boycotts, Michael Vick turns out to be such a profit loss that the Eagles fire him and he can't get work anywhere else in professional sports. Dog-murdering mosters don't deserve to have their dream jobs.

Brain Dump

Aug. 14th, 2009 09:51 am
holly_evolving: (Bandana Girl)
So what would YOU put on a T shirt?

http://www.cafepress.com/squiggly

I've been borrowing Jay's car for the past couple of days while he carpools with a coworker who lives in our complex. I had to get my brakes done: front & rear brakes & rotors, and rear calipers. And yet, it's the cheapest brake job I've ever had done. I question the honesty of north Jersey mechanics.

So, I've been reading www.crazyauntpurl.com lately, and beyond making me want to learn to knit, it's made me want to figure out how I became such an angry person. I carry it around with me and it gets in the way sometimes. And of course it's not just one event, it's lots of them, and bad timing, and people hurting my feelings and breaking my trust. But one thing among them is standing out at the moment, so I thought I might get it out.

Marc H. )

BUT! I'm taking Heather to the Faire tomorrow! So you know that means pictures. AND I caught up on paying down my student loan this morning.



This song always makes me nostalgic for the nomad days:

We spotted the ocean at the head of the trail
Where are we going, so far away
And somebody told me that this is the place
Where everything's better, everything's safe
Walk on the ocean
Step on the stones
Flesh becomes water
Wood becomes bone
And half and hour later we packed up our things
We said we'd send letters and all those little things
And they knew we were lying but they smiled just the same
It seemed they'd already forgotten we'd came

Now we're back at the homestead
Where the air makes you choke
And people don't know you
And trust is a joke
We don't even have pictures
Just memories to hold
That grow sweeter each season
As we slowly grow old

"Walk On the Ocean"--Toad the Wet Sprocket

The hell?

Feb. 23rd, 2009 07:24 pm
holly_evolving: (kind of fairy)
Bought pants today. In Tripp for Hot Topic, a 13 is too small. But in Tripp for Torrid, a 12 is loose and roomy.

I hate fashion.

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