kshandra: Jack Harkness aims his pistol at something off-camera. Text: "TASTE MY BISEXUAL FURY" (Bisexual Fury)

(EDIT: For those of you just joining us, the beginning of the #amazonfail saga is summarized here.

EDIT 2, Electric Boogaloo: Amazon's PR department can be reached at 206-266-7180.)
kshandra: a stack of hardback books, spines facing away (Books)

A list of affected titles is being kept here; a link round-up is here; and a petition is up here (and despite my personal feelings re: online petitions, I will be signing).

Please, forward, Tweet with the #amazonfail hashtag - get the word out early and often. This is unacceptable.

(crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] bipolypagangeek)
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (MatchItforPratchett)
The more fannish among my readers will remember the announcement last December that Terry Pratchett had been diagnosted with early-onset Alzheimer's. He followed that earlier this week with a $1M donation to the Alzheimer's Research Trust in the UK. It didn't take too long for the idea of matching the donation to hit the blogosphere.

The announcement that Pterry had made his contribution hit my f'list on the first anniversary of Aunt Mary's passing. As those of you who were reading me then may recall, she was three weeks shy of her 99th birthday, and was blessed with a fully-functional body and brain until the very end. Her sister, my great-grandmother, was not so lucky...she spent her last five years on this earth descending into senile dementia, trapped inside her own mind for those final 18 months.

After Nana's passing, her daughter (my Grammy) stated on more than one occasion that she didn't want to "end up like her;" sadly, this became a self-fulfilling prophecy, and she has been in a residential facility specializing in Alzheimer's and dementia care for several years now. So it's no real surprise that I read the announcement, heard about the challenge, and found that my wallet felt a little heavy....

The drive to match Pterry's contribution now has its own home online - http://www.matchitforpratchett.org/ - and an RSS feed, available here as [livejournal.com profile] pratchettmatch. The site links to a shop where you can buy shirts with the logo featured in my icon, with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer's Research Trust; the site maintainer is collecting links for Alzheimer's charities around the world, if you want your money to stay closer to home. I made my own contribution to the Alzheimer's Association here in the US; if you plan on doing the same, I humbly suggest you use the Tribute link, and note that your contribution is in honor of Match It For Pratchett. It's not perfect (there's only room to note one honor/memorial, so you can't mention that AND a family member or friend), but it would be nice to see how many contributions the other organizations outside the UK receive.
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (Samurai)
I would have an abortion. The circumstances under which I would, might, have, or might have chosen to have an abortion are no-body's business but mine and those I choose to tell. They are not the business of any government. I do not accept the proposition that either the state or my sexual partner(s) should have any say over when and if I choose to bear a child. I do not accept any sovereignty over my body and my reproductive organs but my own. If faced with the situation, I will do everything feasible to help other women and girls I know exercise their rights to safely terminate a pregnancy if they so choose. When a state treats women and girls as chattel, it is they that commit a crime.

If you agree, please place the preceding paragraph in your journal. Then use the following link to send a message to South Dakota's governor: Planned Parenthood's take action page. And thanks.

(link courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] thegoodmo)
kshandra: The Burning Man effigy, lit in blue neon, arms by his sides; an orange half-moon is visible over his shoulder. (PianoMouse)
kshandra: figurine of a teddybear seated at an office desk, looking at a computer (ComputerBear)
I've been visiting these pages on and off for a couple of years now, and ordered [livejournal.com profile] jilesa's birthday present from The Animal Rescue Site this year; I just found this block of code in someone else's userinfo, and have added it to my own in the hopes that I'll start clicking more regularly. It'd be great if you started clicking more regularly, too.

Save The World - One Click At A Time!

On each of these websites, you can click a button to support the cause -- each click creates funding, and costs you nothing! Bookmark these sites, and click once a day!

The Hunger Site The Breast Cancer Site The Child Health Site

The Literacy Site The Animal Rescue Site The Rainforest Site

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