Happy 31st birthday, Tom! You are so wonderful, talented, funny, caring, and frooping awesome, and you have been my greatest inspiration for the past four years. Please never stop doing what you’re doing. I see nothing but further greatness in your future. Never stop dreaming. Never stop acting. Never stop being a lovely goof. Never stop being an all-around spectacular person. Thank you so much for everything that you have done, and I hope your birthday is full of love, laughter, and lots of happiness. xx
ACTA in a Nutshell –
What is ACTA? ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.
Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”
What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.
Essential ACTA Resources -
- Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
- Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
- Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
- Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
- Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
- Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video
Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.COME ON HOW DOES THIS HAVE SO LITTLE NOTES?WAKE UUUUUPPPP
ACTA = Worse than SOPA. Seriously, Sopa was almost a fucking smokescreen for this shit. *tin foil hat on*
It’s a time-honored tradition at Navy homecomings – one lucky sailor is chosen to be first off the ship for the long-awaited kiss with a loved one.
Today, for the first time, the happily reunited couple was gay.
The dock landing ship Oak Hill has been gone for nearly three months, training with military allies in Central America.
As the homecoming drew near, the crew and ship’s family readiness group sold $1 raffle tickets for the first kiss. Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta bought 50 - which is actually fewer than many people buy, she said, so she was surprised Monday to find out she’d won.
Her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, was waiting when she crossed the brow.
They kissed. The crowd cheered. And with that, another vestige of the policy that forced gays to serve in secrecy vanished.
By Corinne Reilly
© December 21, 2011
‘As much as I look forward to the Avengers movie, it irks me to no end how much of a sausage fest it is. It reminds me it will be probably a long time before a superheroin movie is even considered and/or given the same means to succeed as movies starring male heroes.’
Thanks so much to my friend on Twitter for spreading the word, via his agency @publiceyecomms that tweeted his address :) ”@PublicEyeComms Please welcome Tom Hiddleston to Twitter!
I’m so excited, I can’t even tell you guys!!! :D
Follow our king here @twhiddleston and be ruled!!! :D
let’s see how many reblogs we get…. Maybe Marvel will get the clue!
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