If you live in a Democratic state you can help.
.....if you live in a state with two Democratic Senators who support the ACA, you may be asking yourself: what more can I do? How can I influence persuadable Republicans in red states who may be on the fence?
Well, we have an answer! We’re bringing back the blue state/red state calling tool from the last healthcare fight.
Here’s how it works:
Sign up below to make phone calls from our peer-to-peer dialing tool. You’ll get an email confirmation with a login, password, and URL to sign into our system. Once signed in, you can start making calls immediately—and we’ll give you a script to make it as easy as possible!
Next, you’ll call a voter in a key state with a swing Republican Senator. These folks are your friends—they attended the Women’s March, they’re standing up to #DefendDACA, and/or fight for progressive causes.
You explain how they have power now. You’ll remind them why the continued fight against TrumpCare is so important—and why they have particular power in this moment.
You ask them to use their power. You’ll ask them to call their senator in opposition to the bill, and to share their own reasons for opposing it.
The tool connects them to their Senator’s office. The call tool will allow you to automatically patch them through to the Senators’ district offices.
It’s super easy: more than 1,000 Indivisibles in blue states made 100,000 phone calls to constituents in our target states in the final two days before the healthcare vote in July. And we won. We can win this time, too.
Tags:not a reblog, activism, PDWCrosspost2, save us
Tumblr post (this is likely a reblog, and may have more pictures over there)
Title: The impatience of youth
Fandom: The Silmarillion
Pairing: Aredhel/Elenwë, background Fingon/Maedhros
Summary: "Our favorite girls being jackasses. Or: in which I enjoy cock-blocking Aredhel and Elenwë way too much."
Music: "Despacito" by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee (¡ojo! que no es la versión Bieber tampoco!)
The third party is using a Time Based Corrector which also serves as copyguard remover (if needed). We're getting the same problem - even if a tape has no copyguard on it, if the tool is turned on, it causes wavy lines. There is no way for him to capture without it (his setup is fixed).
I'd love another set of eyes on the results to decide whether to proceed. And of course any suggestions.
edited: based on feedback, I tried adding a different TBC/clarifier (Panasonic DMR-ES10), inserting it before the Canopus capture card. This stabilized the image but introduced a red/purple color shift across the clips. Again, this is not copy-protected tape - just really bad source.
What this tells me is this
1.An automated approach may not be feasible - we either live with jagged lines through all the vids or red/purple color shift through all the vids. Or we stick with the labor intensive method - run the video until it stops, mark the location, proceed and then return to decrypt the "bad vid" at the end.
2. I need to try different TBC/copy guard removers before confirming #1. There are two more - one is the Sima (on loan) and the other is the ATV-8710 that I will have to buy. This second one does not have as good track record removing the wavy lines as the Panasonic DMR-ES10. One online reviews say that it handles wavy lines very much like the TBC that the third party uses (DataVideo)
3. If #1 turns out to be correct, I may not be able to use a third party because all they can do is push a record button and cannot make adjustments.
Links: all copyguard removal tools degrade the picture. So using them for all source may be counter-productive.
Digital copyguard removal tool recs
stand alone DVD recorders may be better for bad quality video
but if you need to get an external TBC the ATV-8710 might work
SUMMARY: Gregory Lestrade is a secret cosplayer and Mycroft is intrigued.
Has just been added to Sherlock Holmes Slash and is listed on the new stories page and the other pairings page.
Crossposted to Chance's Archive, Chance's Archive on Tumblr and Chance's Archive blog.
Text: Common Woodbrown
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Remus Lupin/Sirius Black
Author's Summary: Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there. In 1985, Remus Lupin realizes that Sirius Black is innocent. Now, he just has to prove it.
Download: At AO3
Zipped mp3 file (203 MB) | Zipped m4b file (104 MB)
Title: Flora Friends
Rating: PG (partial nudity)
Fandom: DCU, Guardians of the Galaxy
Characters/Pairings: Poison Ivy, Baby Groot
Content Notes: Created for the drawesome Challenge #8: Non-Dominant Hand. I used my left hand to draw with pencil and paint with watercolour. I have never tried to use a paintbrush with my non-dominant hand, so I'm really happy with the way it came out. It did take me twice as long (if not more!) than it usually would though, plus my wrist kept cramping from the unaccustomed movement. Also, my name is signed backwards, because for some reason it's easier for my left hand to write stuff mirror-imaged. :b
( Click here for entire artwork )
Currently, there are few fan-run streaming video sites that offer hosting for fanvids. Vidders.net, which is run off the Ning platform, offers members uploads at 15 fps. VidderTube, which is also run by the moderator of Vidders.net, offers members HD/30fps uploads for a modest annual fee.
4. An intuitive cataloging system to filter vids by numerous criteria
5. The ability to distribute & view vids through smart TVs using Kodi/XMBC