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Just in:

taliesin23 sent you a message on LiveJournal: Dynion Mwyn.
The message was:
You will find this entry about HOME CIRCLE at
http://www.dynionmwyn.net/plagerize.html It will remain there until you
correct the entry you have for Dynion Mwyn:

There have been ugly rumors for years about Zanetta Wilson and others of
Home Circle (a Wiccan Church in Knoxville Tennessee) Their web site
carries slander and defamatory material making untrue statements about
Dynion Mwyn. We have no idea who these people are but suspect they are
minions of Betsy Ashby and/or Fari Gold who have been trying their best
(which is not much) to slander and destroy us. Go below to read about
Betsy who we suspect of being a sociopath/psychopath. An entry we have
found about Home Circle and Zanetta Wilson/Sana Karine involves
Dominant/submissive sexual sexual behavior and Marquis DeSade
Sadomasochism. Not exactly a family friendly group. Our suggestion is to
keep all young people under 21 away from this group. If they will lie
about one thing they will lie about another. So we cannot recommend Sana
Karine/Zanetta Wilson or Home Circle to any prospective pagan for training
or advice.
In Light and Love,
Gwen Boudicca, Elder and Web Mistress of Dynion Mwyn
---

Am I supposed to be afeared that someone might think I'm kinky or something? Jeash. I think the only person who knows me that *doesn't* know I'm kinked is both socially clueless and can't operate Google.

I have half a mind to respond, letting them know that they left out most of the really interesting kinks and all my slash connections. And maybe offering them a discount on some nice FemDom files.

QOTD

Apr. 24th, 2010 12:08 pm
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from Elf, in her post here:

"I can't honestly say to the nonPagan public, we are safe; we are not harmful to our members. Because we put our members through hells, dredge their psyches for pain and force them to swallow it and then tell them to ask for more. We dance with demons. Almost always, metaphorical ones. People who get into this stuff the wrong way, or without being balanced just right, or at a rough time in their lives--lose their partnerships of years, lose their jobs, lose their sanity, lose their connection with humanity. They go to jail or turn up homeless. Sometimes, they commit suicide.

While I'd love for us to have a statement we can agree on, decrying sexual abuse, decrying the abuse of minors, phrased in a way to be a useful resource to the media or to members of our community... a lot of the people involved in the discussion don't seem to want that. Or they don't seem to want *just* that. They want a statement that says "we are GOOD and you can TRUST US!"

And you can't. We hurt people. The ones we love and respect most, we demand the most of; they give up *everything* for their spiritual paths. Done right, religious witchcraft *shatters* the lives of its practitioners--and the really talented ones put together a beautiful mosaic out of the pieces. The rest... don't.

I want to look at all those nice curious teens who heard about Wicca on a blog somewhere, and tell them, "go away; there be dragons here." I don't want that message diluted with statements about our ethics, even accurate ones. I really don't want it diluted with feelgood platitudes that imply that all of Pagandom is gentle and supportive and people who get involved with it should never be disturbed at what's going on around them.

Thou Shalt Not Eat Poisoned Bait. If You Do, Don't Come Whining To Me About It."
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Some values of hope.

Several people on my f'lists, and many pundits, are wailing about the recent Supreme Court decision, which seems to boil down to "since corporations are people, and people have free speech, we can't forbid them from spending gazillions of dollars on political speech." (I'm not providing links. You can find DailyKos without my help.)

Many people are saying:
1) This is the end of true democracy because there's no limit to how many politicians can now be bought,
2) Every cyberpunk dystopia we've ever heard of is now not only possible, but plausible, save for the tech,
3) Corporations are going to stomp out unions, end social aid programs, and feed more money to the ultra-wealthy.

I think those are all reasonably true. (I dunno if #3 *will* happen, but I'm sure it'll be attempted.)

But I'm not overly-dismayed. It's not like this was a *surprise* decision; it stems logically from the concept of "corporate persons." It came from the growing allowance that corporations are both exempt from laws that govern people (if a corporation kills people, "the corporation" cannot go to prison for it), and permitted to rights granted only to people.

They have forgotten something. They, the SCOTUS, the corporations themselves, the media... lots of theys have forgotten something.

Corporations are not people.

They are not. Really. All we, THE PEOPLE, have to do to end this, is STOP PRETENDING that corporations are people.

Con't at: http://elf.dreamwidth.org/292198.html

Heads up.

Dec. 16th, 2009 11:18 am
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The individual referred to as "MissThang" in previous events is now on FetLife as "ElenaMcIvor".

File under 'Amusing':
She is "disturbed" someone has been 'lying about her' to "make up with their SO".

File under 'Not At All Amusing':
Pass the warning - she breaks her toys. And doesn't care.
Partial documentation in regards to responsibility/attitude available on my twitter feed from late April (in the @ stream). (If those bits go missing, I've copies.) Additional documentation available.

Note...

Nov. 24th, 2009 12:29 pm
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Dear new counterperson at Arby's:

When I order my food without certain items on it, especially if I make a note of telling you that there is a health issue involved, it is not funny to hide those items mixed into the bottom of my food so that I don't see them when I check where such items usually are.

When I am so specific with my order it is because I do not wish to consume foods that will cause me physical pain and other less-pleasant side effects that end up with me missing work and hating life in general. I do not have the luxury of a job with benefits, so when your "jokes" make me sick, you are also taking money directly out of my pocket in addition to the expenses you create for medications I will need to counteract your fun.

I don't have a lot of wiggle-room financially, and I choose not to give my money to places that endanger my health and livelihood. In other words, I will be taking my business elsewhere. And I will be letting your manager know exactly why.

SHINY!!!

Nov. 6th, 2009 08:40 am
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It's presciousssss.....

Elisem's opened the Shiny Clearance Sale!!

And the Beads of the Month listings are up for next year!!

YEA!!

QOTD +

Oct. 19th, 2009 02:19 pm
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Still banging head on desk repeatedly while trying to get a computer *reliably* working for consistent net access and various other projects... but for now...

On the Butch/Femme dance, but fitting other queerdoms as well:

It is quite a spectacle, really, once one sees it, these humans so devoted to dressing up and acting out... the theory that there are two sharply distinct sexes and never the twain shall overlap or be confused or conflated... marking a distinction between two sexes as though their lives depended on it. It is amazing that homosexuals and lesbians are mocked and judged for dressing in "butch-femme drag", for nobody goes about in full public view as though decked out in butch and femme drag as much as respectable heteronormatives when they are dressed up to go out in the evening, or to go to church, or to go to the office. Critics of queers' styles ought to look at themselves in the mirror on their way out for a night on the town to see who's really in drag. The answer is, everybody is. Perhaps the main difference between heteronormatives and queers is that when queers go forth, as butch, femme or anything in between, they know they are engaged in a gender theater. Heteronormatives usually are taking it all perfectly seriously, thinking they are in the real world, thinking they *are* the real world. (Marilyn Frye)
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Really long whiny-bitchy rambling... )

Find out more about National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week and the 5-day free virtual conference with 20 speakers Sept 14-18, 2009 at www.invisibleillness.com

Link foo?

Aug. 19th, 2009 05:44 pm
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What's in a name? Everything Intersex: Why naming matters
"What is at stake when it comes to intersex clearly goes deeper than language. Intersex is about culture, human rights, and quite literally, saving lives. No matter who you talk to, the intentions on all sides of the intersex/DSD controversy are good: to end unnecessary medical treatments or to disallow discrimination based on physical variation or to prevent “normalization” of people who, for whatever reason, don’t meet the narrow confines of acceptable male-female and boy-girl. Everyone is just trying to find the right word, the strongest way to say stop. The challenge is to make sure no one is hurt along the way."

Referenced in the above, and a damn good piece:
The Tyranny of the Esthetic: Surgery's Most Intimate Violation
Written in 1998, the numbers haven't changed -- still, every day in this country, five children have healthy sexual organs surgically altered or removed just to make their parents or their doctors more comfortable.

The Complete Alphabet: Moving beyond ABC towards healthy and safe sexuality for all

Epiphany and George Sodini
Finally grokking "You're polyamorous? That's so greedy!"

Racism, Right-Wing Rage and the Politics of White Nostalgia

CSI Myths: The Shaky Science Behind Forensics
(The linked sidebar "The Truth About 4 Common Forensics Methods" is well worth a gander, as well.)

Conan O'Brian attacks trans women

Believers invest in the Gospel of Getting Rich
More garbage from the Prosperity Gospel folks, who are telling their followers that if they're worried about money, they should just send more to worthy causes... like the Prosperity Gospel preachers. Shhh. It's not a MLM scheme - it's the Word of God!

oops...

Aug. 18th, 2009 03:53 pm
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Forgot to include these two:

The real US healthcare issue: compassion deficiency
"... The healthcare debate has revealed that Americans suffer from a compassion deficiency. Many of us would prefer that our fellow citizens go without medical care rather than make even the slightest of sacrifices. ..."

and

O, reason not the need
"... And I really don't think you should say that people who are already working in hard and ill-paid jobs just to cover food and shelter should be working more hours or second jobs in order to fund health insurance. Partly because I strongly suspect that to make food and shelter they're already working as hard as they can (quite probably to the detriment of their health)..."
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Yea! Putting the responsibility where it belongs

WTFF??? I'm sorry, but we'll need to see your genitals

And an "a-ha" moment about particular folks' reactions: That does not mean what you think it means
"... I finally grokked what was going on after some thought. It's something I've always understood on a subconscious level, but never really articulated before. It's something along the lines of: how dare I use these people's own words and attitudes against them? How dare I, in public, on well-read blogs and in the company of influential and intelligent people, repeat what they have said or written and expose it for the crap it really is? ..."

Here's some really good links about some of the problems with that whole "colorblind" approach to racism

Oh, and there's a new Disney netbook coming out - in magical blue or princess pink - that's a rebrand of the same box, at the same price, as the Asus Eee I've been looking at. ::Insert squee here::

And now... back to the daily schlog, and a vain attempt to make the middle of a construction zone ready for meetings tomorrow.

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