Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Sugar Junkie

i can't breathe. you kiss me, and the world dissolves into nothing but the touch of your lips, the 
taste of your mouth, the heat which fills me and melts all thoughts save those of you...your kiss
 tastes  like sin. like cigarettes and bourbon and cotton candy, searing deep inside of steal
my breath with silken touches, gossamer brushes of your lips over mine, and i am helpless. 
 kill me with a kiss.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Let Your Voice Be Heard

"Dear Members of Congress,

We write to express our concern about recent reports published in the Guardian and the Washington Post, and acknowledged by the Obama Administration, which reveal secret spying by the National Security Agency (NSA) on phone records and Internet activity of people in the United States.
The Washington Post and the Guardian recently published reports based on information provided by an intelligence contractor showing how the NSA and the FBI are gaining broad access to data collected by nine of the leading U.S. Internet companies and sharing this information with foreign governments. As reported, the U.S. government is extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person's movements and contacts over time. As a result, the contents of communications of people both abroad and in the U.S. can be swept in without any suspicion of crime or association with a terrorist organization.

Leaked reports also published by the Guardian and confirmed by the Administration reveal that the NSA is also abusing a controversial section of the PATRIOT Act to collect the call records of millions of Verizon customers. The data collected by the NSA includes every call made, the time of the call, the duration of the call, and other "identifying information" for millions of Verizon customers, including entirely domestic calls, regardless of whether those customers have ever been suspected of a crime. The Wall Street Journal has reported that other major carriers, including AT&T and Sprint, are subject to similar secret orders.

This type of blanket data collection by the government strikes at bedrock American values of freedom and privacy. This dragnet surveillance violates the First and Fourth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, which protect citizens' right to speak and associate anonymously, guard against unreasonable searches and seizures, and protect their right to privacy.

We are calling on Congress to take immediate action to halt this surveillance and provide a full public accounting of the NSA's and the FBI's data collection programs. We call on Congress to immediately and publicly:
  1. Enact reform this Congress to Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, the state secrets privilege, and the FISA Amendments Act to make clear that blanket surveillance of the Internet activity and phone records of any person residing in the U.S. is prohibited by law and that violations can be reviewed in adversarial proceedings before a public court;
  2. Create a special committee to investigate, report, and reveal to the public the extent of this domestic spying. This committee should create specific recommendations for legal and regulatory reform to end unconstitutional surveillance;
  3. Hold accountable those public officials who are found to be responsible for this unconstitutional surveillance.
Thank you for your attention to this matter."

~Letter to Congress from Stop Watching Us

"No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honor and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks."

~ UN Declaration on Human Rights

Let your voice be heard.  Let Congress know that we, the people, are NOT ok with 
being tracked and spied upon without cause or warrant.  Please visit Stop Watching Us 
and add your name to the list of people who are speaking out about these 
government data collection programs.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013


"Life is short. The world is big. It awaits your exploration.
If you're not living on the edge, you're just taking up way too much space.

― Paul Beaver, Diary of an Amazon Jungle Guide: Amazing
Encounters with Tropical Nature and Culture

One of the greatest pleasures in SL is to find a new place you have never been and be able to immerse yourself in the experience that the builder intended.  I have been traveling lately, exploring new places and here are a few shots taken while visiting SL Kowloon.

Kowloon Adventure 
arrival in Kowloon

adventures in eating 
street food..maybe?

booklovers paradise 
booklovers paradise...hundreds of volumes and hot tea!


must have been there too late, all i saw was the handprint

shopping at the night market 

shopping in the night market

Team H - "Can't Stop"

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Be The Light

"Some days just pass by and
Some days are unforgettable
We can’t choose the reason why
But we can choose what to do from the day after
So with that hope, with that determination
Let’s make tomorrow a brighter and better day"

~ "Be the Light" by One Ok Rock