Politics!

I am not a politically active person, however there are a few bills in the House and Senate that desperatly need attention. I personally have not read the bills, yet. I have researched what I can and will refrence a website that I believe did the subject matter justice. Please, please check this out. The bill in Congress is acronymed SOPA and in the House is PIPA.

Essentially, these have to do with internet piracy, the music industry/hollywood and Freedom of Speech. It would effect every person who utilizes the internet, for shopping, research or leisure. For social networking, data backup or even sharing your pictures.

I suggest a search engine for these bills. They are posted and available for the public to read – fair warning though, I printed a copy out and have been highlighting and annotating all over it – just to understand it as best I can. I have not completed the project.

http://www.OpenCongress.org         SOPA is a front page issue here, utilize this amazing tool.

http://www.feld.com/wp/archives/2011/10/protect-the-internet.html This is the article that really made me choose to post about this rather than just researching for myself and contacting my representatives. The comments are, for the most part, educated and active.  Nobody starts name calling or cussing at the internet. It appears to be a group of people here are concerned and know how to do something about it.

Find and write to your Senator here: http://www.senate.gov/general

Find and write to your Congressperson here: http://www.house.gov/represent

Call your senators and congressmen now! (202) 224-3121

bRRRRR!

It is frozen here!  I love the winter and as it is December I am so excited about the weather finally acting like it! It has been cloudy and windy all day, but no snow. I love to grab some hot tea or coffee, a good book, a blanket and curl up with my cat.  These are perfect days to wrap presents on too! We haven’t gotten our Yule log out but I found the cutest tea light for it when we do. They are white with little red, green or silver trees on top!