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The problem started with DDoS attacks on Alexei Navalny, who has used his blog to talk about corruption in the government and the ruling United Russia party, said Maria Garnayeva, an expert at Internet security company Kaspersky Lab, who posted information about the attack on her blog.

Navalny started targeting United Russia earlier this year calling them "the party of swindlers and thieves" which turned into an Internet meme. Shortly after, spammers started inundating all of his posts with derogatory comments.

source : AFP



Feb. 23rd, 2011 07:11 pm
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Antivaxxers should be tried as terrorists. I'm talking rounded up and shipped off to Gitmo.

I don't care what your personal beliefs are regarding vaccines, but if it puts PEOPLE I KNOW IN DANGER because of allergies or their age, yes it's a problem

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but I love it


Feb. 18th, 2011 10:34 pm
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I traipsed through knee-deep snow (yes it's been 50F but THERE IS STILL SO MUCH SNOW)... my bees are off in an unplowed field. My shoes were FILLED with snow and my socks were SOAKED but when I got to my hives..

I smiled

the ladies are OKAY and they were FLYING HIGH today

Elizabeth/Devine ( Carniolans )

Victoria/RuPaul (Italians)

so far so good.
I left some sugar fondant as a treat to hold them over

here's hoping for an early Spring!
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it's not a thing, it's my husband... because I'm pretty sure he can make a radio out of a coconut

and he's cute
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don't need a whole sentence, just one word... ROLLERCOASTER

Met a fantastic man, got married, moved to my new home... just wonderful.

transitioned from 9-5 office life to self employment (UPS and DOWNS)

had unexpected open heart surgery (right in the middle, in 2005 not so wonderful)

but things worked out okay :)

and I'm still here, happy and healthy

so OUT with the Aughts

bring on the The Tweens, The Tennies, The Twenteens, The Tentions, The Decnos, the One-der Years.
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I'm sad to hear this is program's being discontinued .. I used to love seeing Poetry in Motion placecards during my commute :(

it was the end of something,
and so we grew sad
according to how much we'd loved it.
now, nothing
but our great variety of sadnesses
and for some
a seed of instinct suggesting
something else
may eventually begin.

“the end” by Andrew Michael Roberts, 2009 Oregon Book Award Finalist

In the City’s Subway, Literary Placards Will Soon Be Mere Echoes in the Memory

happy solstice, all!
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this little fellow showed up three weeks ago and would not leave

he's been vetted and all that jazz, I took care of it last week

because it's so cold, we've brought him inside during the day

he will soon achieve world domination, HE HAS THUMBS

headcount has reached five. That's really too much, but this guy is outside during the day and has a heating pad (although he always returns at night)

*TMI ALERT* Oscar had an enema last week :( not a happy camper. His BMs are not what they should be. Lactulose, pumpkin, kasha and Metamucil are not quite doing the trick, but he's eating and running around like a lunatic and acting like a very healthy almost 19 year old so we're not giving up on him yet :) I'm also stepping up the acupuncture appointments, they were getting spaced apart more and more, that may be contributing to the problem. GO FIERCE (wannabe) CHIPMUNK KILLER (only in his head of course)

...and I finished my christmas shopping *whew*

now to actually get some work done (and change some turtle water...!!)


Dec. 7th, 2010 12:24 pm
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Oscar was having trouble and none of the meds (lactulose)/pumpkin/metamucil were working

this really did the trick

I suppose I'll give it a shot when I'm really old and constipated
(he's going to be 19 in December/January)
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I stay indoors in my pajamas
problem solved
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this question was posed @ NPR

You're a health care maven — lobbyist, legislator, whatever— and you run into House Speaker-in-Waiting John Boehner, an ardent foe of the new health care law in a Capitol Hill elevator.

Quick, what do you do? Egg him on in trying to repeal the law, urge him to reverse course, or suggest he focus on something else?

I would look him in the eye and tell him I'm probably in better shape then you, I'm not as orange and I'm younger. I don't smoke, I'm not overweight and my doctors tell me that I'm healthier now than I was ever in the past

why the FUCK should I be uninsurable?

Some of us didn't ask to be born like this.

Look me in the eye and tell me I don't deserve the same quality healthcare that you get, Orange Man.

then I would kick him in the nuts (ok I wouldn't but it's a nice fantasy)
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I got an EXPLANATION OF BENEFITS (namely THIS IS WHAT WE'RE NOT COVERING, LOSER) from my insurance company

apparently they think I owe the local hospital $5K for four rabies shots because apparently rabies is "a limitation or exclusion under your plan".

So I called and said ITS RABIES WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM and after over half an hour on hold the representative said "oopsie, you have no exclusions under your plan, sorry. We'll resubmit."

I fully expect to get another letter saying the claim has been rejected.


and $5K for a series of shots? Excessive, much?

meanwhile, Ana Plasma (aka Anna Banana) is off to be speutered. I half wanted her owner to step forward so I could scream at them for not getting the poor little thing fixed. She's such a love and I'm just glad she's okay after her health issue.

Spirit Day

Oct. 3rd, 2010 11:33 am
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Normally I don't repost stuff like this.. but bullying is horrible and being a teenager is tough enough without having to be 'different' :(

these poor kids. My heart goes out to them.

Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

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a day before Dobbie passed this kitty showed up on my doorstep, all hungry. I started feeding him, got a photo and circulated FOUND CAT memo to newspapers, craigslist, the usual places.

Someone called thinking this may be their kitty. By then the fellow had warmed up to me, sitting in my lap... so like the rocket scientist I am, I decided to try and put the cat in a carrier. I mean.. he's friendlt and all..

stupid move.
Augmentin 875 mg orally twice daily and several rabies shots later, the cat came back and sat in my lap (about two days later). He looked better as I had put Frontline on him... but there was blood in his irisis.

I consulted with Dr Internet and the vedict was 1. hit by car; 2. FeLV or FIV; 3. FIP

I scruffed the kitty and off to the vet we went )

My gardening job is winding up, it ends in October. I'll miss the extra $$$ and I love working there, its so nice and peaceful. Hopefully I'll be called again next year *fingers crossed* but if not, it's not the end of the world. I feel like my own garden suffered, I just didnt feel like working outside when I got home.
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here's looking forward to 9/10/11


Jun. 20th, 2010 01:54 pm
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Manute Bol died

my heart just broke a little

I didn't know anything about his basketball career but I was familiar with his charity work. He was a giant among men in a way that it truly mattered. And for such a good person to be taken in such a painful way at such a young age, it really does make you question the existence of a god.

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I was helping with some hives at a local arboretum when we came across this:

the dreaded HIVE #3

the Bartlett HIVE FROM HELL

This is ONE HOT HIVE. These bees are CROWDED and ANGRY.

We had finished working with four other hives when we got up to this one. A bee got under my veil and stung me on the cheek, some got in my hair and I got bit through my jeans. The other volunteers all got stung through their sweatshirts and on their heads/faces/arms.

I had never witnessed something like this.

Some 20 year beeks with full suits are coming over the weekend to take a look and maybe do a split, this baby is ready to swarm. Its been a hell of a spring, huge honey flows, and the second+ year hives are in swarming mode (mine are all new hives, I lost all of my bees last year along with many others in the area).

On the upside, it was an eye opener and a bonding experience. Picking stingers off of each others faces and brushing bees out of one another's hair.. that's the sign of true friendship. :)
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