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It's a fun, competition based community for earning points for your team. With the end of the world, will you be with Team Tardis, Team Torchwood, Team Dalek or Team UNIT?
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Changing the World one Tweet at a time [Wednesday, Jun 17th, 2009 @ 6:26pm]
I am not rich. I don't have the money to do mass donations to make a difference. Instead, I drop a few dollars into a bucket, or through a telethon, or a dollar at the supermarket. I change the world a few dollars a time, because every dollar adds up.

I am not famous. I can't put my face up on TV and get people to donate to a cause just because I said to. I have a few friends whom I can give my opinion to and if they agree, will also help. I change the world one person at a time, simply by being me, and being true the beliefs I hold dear.

I am not a great journalist. My words do not have the ear of thousands of people. I have a livejournal, a twitter, a facebook and this blog. I have no followers here, and only close friends everywhere else. I post my words, and it's up to them whether or not they read my words. I change the world by giving my words and opinions, uncensored, for the world to hear if it choses to listen.

And now, I am changing the world by Tweeting. Yes, tweeting. Through Twitter, we are able to get the information out from Iran, despite the government trying to shut them out. We have changed our location and time zone to Iranian so that we can confuse government searches. We don't retweet the names of those in Iran. We are watching for Government misinformers, infiltrating our twitter revolution. We are the change we have been waiting for. We are making the changes we can, in small ways.

Again, if you want to help, go to Twitter. My twitter is http://www.twitter.com/loreleisigma Follow me. There are others, suche as http://www.twitter.com/ProtesterHelp and http://www.twitter.com/iran09 These are the ones I can give out, and they have advice on how to set up proxys and tors for the Iranians to use to get the information out. If you do come across tweets from people in Iran, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT RT with their actual name. Please just us RT or RT from Iran. These people are in REAL danger. Many people have gone missing.

It's hard to verify news from Twitter, but if you think something sounds wrong, don't retweet it. Check www.twitspam.org. This site has a list of suspected misinformers from the Iranian government. If someone on that list follows you, BLOCK THEM. Better yet, go to the site, and block them from there.

Wear Green somehow. Show your support with Green shirts, wristbands, etc. I have a store which sells shirts, hats, magnents and stickers with the Iranian flag, two peace signs and the Slogan, Stand with A Free Iran. the shop is www.cafepress.com/norastuff All proceeds go to Relief in the Middle East.

Write to the Media. Tell them to give us more coverage. But make sure you tell them NOT TO POST THE NAMES OF IRANIAN TWITTERERS. Several have been doing so. This again, is not ok. They need to protect them as they would any sources whose lives might be in Danger.

Don't stop getting the word out. Anyway and everyway. Post to your twitter, your Facebook, your myspace, your livejournal. Post Post Post. Keep as much accurate information as you can or just how others can help.
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"He showed me a better way of living your life. You don't just give up" [Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2009 @ 4:18pm]
"You say no. You take a Stand."--Rose Tyler, Doctor Who, Parting of the Ways.

That's what I've been doing since yesterday. Many of you may have heard of the presidential election, and that Ahmadinajad won by a landslide. Which started many MANY protests. Martial Law was declared, militia and police authorized to use deadly force, protests made illegal, Cell phones shut down and jammed, as well as google and yahoo. News has been strangely quiet. So several people in Iran started tweeting through twitter, to great risk to themselves, to spread the news of what is going on. And so like many others, I started retweeting what I could, and raising awareness for what is going on. I changed my Icon on Twitter to show my support, I'm wearing green, and I'm opening a cafepress store to help. Any proceeds made from any shirts I sell will go to charity, such as Gaza Relief, And Red Cross. If anyone knows a charity set up for Iran, let me know, please.

If you are on Twitter and want to help, or even if you are not. Blog about it! Find the news, verify it, and make a stand. For those on Twitter, here on some tips.

1. Set your time and location to Tehran, Iran. The Iranian government is searching for tweets coming from that location and time zone. By setting yours to Tehran, you can help protect those who are actually in Tehran.

2. When Retweeting, Don't use names of those in Iran. This can put their lives in peril. Use RT from Iran, or just say RT.

3. Use the hashtags #gr88 and #iranelection. Let your voice be heard.

4. Check and double check everything before retweeting. There are fake accounts set up by the Iranian government to send false information.

5. Write to the Media. Get them to cover this more than they have been. We've made some progress. And make sure you keep telling them that giving out the names of the Iranian Twitters is not a good idea.

6. Don't give up. We can make a difference. We might not actually take down the Regime this time, but we will weaken it.

Originally going to be a place share my geekdom, now my cafepress store is up and running to sell products to raise money for the Middle East. The shirts display the Iranian flag, with two peace signs. The slogan, Stand with a Free Iran. There are several products up already, and I might add more. None of this money will go to me. I plan on sending them money directly to charities working in the turbulent Middle East. If you want to support, please, do so.

I suppose link would be nice:

http://www.cafepress.com/norastuff

To quote a shirt I saw on Cafepress as I made my shirt..."The Revolution will be Twittered!"
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For any graphic makers who are Doctor who fans [Thursday, Apr 10th, 2008 @ 10:35am]
[ mood | creative ]

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Come on, you know you wanna!
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[Monday, Apr 7th, 2008 @ 8:43pm]
For the first three people that reply to this post, and who re-post this challenge: you win!!!

For your prize, I will send you a gift.

It might be something I've made, or something cool from my hidden stash off abulousity. It might be a mix CD, or a rubber duck, or a book I think you might enjoy. A love letter, a useful object, or something else that is awesome or maybe just taking up room in my house.)

Whatever it is, I promise I will get it to you in 365 days of your posted comment or less, and I will need your e-mail address.

The only thing you need to do to receive your gift is PARTICIPATE.

Be one of the first three journalers to reply to this, and post this very same thing in your journal, and YOU are the lucky giftee.

Just 'cuz.

Because you get what you need when you ask, and because it's fun to give people stuff.
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What a weekend [Sunday, Mar 23rd, 2008 @ 8:42am]
[ mood | chipper ]

So, it's been a crazy hectic weekend. Homework, shopping, easter, Danny on Duty. Just a hell of a long weekend. So yesterday, we went and got the 40GB PS3. Yep, we now own a PS3. We couldn't for a time decide between a PS3 or an Xbox 360, since there are games for both systems we wanted, but went with the PS3 because it has the blue ray player. We also got Heavenly Sword, the Resident Evil Trilogy on Blue Ray, Three hundred, and Blue Planet, also on Blue Ray, and I got Torchwood Series One. FINALLY!! Danny also insisted on taking me to a Salon and getting me pampered. So my hair has been cut to a cute little bob, just at my chin length, it's a nice light ginger colour, and my eyebrows got waxed as well. So I feel all pretty now.

Currently I'm reading the online lecture before I sign off and go read the textbook. When I sign back online it will be to work on my one page assignment and get it out of the way. Then tomorrow I can spend the whole day typing up my two page assignment and get it in on time and done completely and correctly. In fact, I might work on half of it today, so there's less I'm forcing myself to type tomorrow.

Other than that, I think I'm just going to watch Dr. Who and Torchwood, and have fun with Chris since it is Easter. Hope you all have a great Easter!

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"Not too bad for a man in his jimjams" [Thursday, Mar 20th, 2008 @ 9:18am]
I'm a Tenth Dr. Fan girl. I watched the first two episodes last night, and yeah, completely and totally hooked on David Tennant as the Dr. He's witty, funny, serious, but mostly goofy. Case in point:

"From the day they arrive on the planet...and blinking step into the sun. There's more to be---no, wait, that's the Lion King, sorry."(I'm pretty sure I butchered the line but you get the point)

People I RP with, sorry I was just too tired to do tags, but I will be working on them right now, as soon as get breakfast. I just couldn't think last night, so yeah. When Danny has duty, alot of times, my tags fall behind, but don't worry, I do my best to not let threads die, promise.

School is, well, I have to put more effort into it, honestly, which is why I think I did so poorly these past two weeks. I will do better this week. I plan on reading my textbook the minute Chris hits the sack for a nap. Or when Danny gets home, whichever comes first. I've got a mid eighty in the class, and I want to bring it up to a High A by the end of the class. I'm sure I can if I just apply myself.

I think I'm going to stop letting Danny put Chris to bed. It takes forever for him to get Chris down, but I have had no problem getting him in bed by nine pm. Sure, he wakes up in the night sometimes for a bottle, but goes down rather quickly after that. so I think Danny is just not as firm as he needs to be when it comes to getting Chris in bed.

Tomorrow we finally get our tax returns in, which I am completely giddy about. I am seriously thinking of getting a PS3 after we fix the car, put money into Chris's college fund and into a CD, but not too sure yet. There are other things we could get too. It's in that we'll see category.

And that's it for this morning so far. :D
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adsklfja;lskdj [Tuesday, Mar 18th, 2008 @ 5:50am]
[ mood | lethargic ]

So, Danny had to be in at work at five. And since his alarm clock is on the effing fritz and yesterday he was too sick to go out to get a new one, when the first alarm went off and he was like, "I'll get up at the second one, I stayed awake until he was out of bed and dressed and out the door. Shouldn't have been too big of a deal right? HA! Because once again, Chris woke up with us, and is currently running around the living room, because guess who's not sleepy? grmbl grmbl. Happy fucking Tuesday everyone.

Although, I can't say i'm that surprised. Chris conked out around seven thirty eight o'clock in Danny's arms on the couch while i was doing my homework. It was really cute and all, but dammit, I'm still tired because I didn't get to sleep until around eleven cause I had to get my homework in on time. I wasn't going to get half credit on that just because I was tired.

And boy, was I tired. And it didn't help that I was piling on guilt for being angry. I was angry at Danny cause he had a migraine, which meant no break for me from Chris, at Chris because he wouldn't let me do my homework, even though I had spent all afternoon playing with him, at myself for not getting my homework done sooner, etc. So when Chris fell asleep eating dinner, I went into the bedroom where Danny was laying down to get rid of his headache, and just broke.

Full on, fetal position, breakdown. I haven't cried that hard since...god, I don't even remember when i cried that hard before. I did feel better after that, but still, fifteen minutes of crying always makes me uncomfortable, especially when I'm convinced I should be taking care of those around me, and not the other way around. I mean, Danny was feeling like crap yesterday, I should have been making him feel better, not having a nervous breakdown on him.

I did get my homework done, which is yay, and another yay? Nick Andros got accepted in [info]aiodeoffcampus. Which I am completely excited about. Although I didn't get friended back by the mod journal, so i can't do the friend add or request "housing" for him, or even update my contact info...although I could do that with my Swink Journal, so that part's not the big issue. I got accepted into the comms all right though, so that's good. All I know is i'm gonna have fun with those two characters.

Let's see, oh yeah, I need to work on those Stay Alive icons, and finish those Mask of Zorro icons. Only one problem. While I found one of my jump drives, the one with my completed graphics, and homework, ironically, I can't find my jumpdrive that has all my raw materials on it. Which is why I haven't been with the icon making.

but since my completed graphics jumpdrive also happens to have my stories on it, I should work on those today. Although I'm hoping Chris will be calm enough now that I can go lay down with him until I wake up. I don't care if he sleeps or not. I just want him to lay with me quietly in my arms while i pass out and sleep.

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[Monday, Mar 17th, 2008 @ 9:01am]
[ mood | accomplished ]

Oh man, I hate Mondays. No seriously. Mondays are definitely the work of the devil. Although today does have the benefit of being St. Patrick's Day, so here's hoping today won't suck too damn much. Let's see, what has been happening in the land of El?

Well, this morning sucked ass as Danny's alarm and my cell phone alarm failed to go off. Yeah, We woke up at seven fifteen. did I mention Danny has to be at work at Seven thirty? Fortunately, he raced through dressing called and got out the door before he would be massively late. I still feel like it's my fault. I think it's time Danny and I got a new alarm clock. Will be checking for one over the next few days. Didn't get alot of sleep last night either, guess who decided that he didn't want to sleep in his own bed, which meant I got kicked in the back, a lot. It sucked because the night before I got him to bed by nine and not only did he go down at nine o'clock, he stayed asleep til around six thirty, when he wanted a bottle.

Over all, yesterday was really grand. I got my homework done early, got in some great RP time, Danny took me out to Red Robin's for Dinner, AND I got to get the second series of Dr. Who. The one with David Tennent as the Tenth Dr. Tee Hee. I'm addicted to this show. Which is funny because before it was always Danny who was into Dr. Who. Now i'm the one wanting to get it all. Well, at least, the newest versions. Danny's still more into the Tom Baker years. I think it's the Scarf.

I wanted to get Torchwood, but although they had it Saturday, they didn't on Sunday. I knew I should have hidden it. Oh well, I can always get it off Amazon next pay period.

I've got eight hundred words to write for class today, plus make a show over at the discussion questions. Shouldn't be too hard. I just hate writing when I feel like I have nothing to say. It sucks when your writer's block affects your school work too.

Trying to think of anything else that needs to be done today. nothing is coming to mind other than grocery shopping, but that should really wait until tomorrow since the Commisary is closed on Mondays. oh well.

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