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Important Issue: Bad Spelling [13 Aug 2006|03:44pm]
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Let me propose a question to this communities readers (ok well several).

While the content posted on this forum/blog (as well as all others) are public content--I define public content as non restricted materiels any free bodied person has the ability to read/intercept-- is it correct for employers to have the right to not only read said materials but also discipline for materiels presented?

In other words, do you think it's right for your/my/their boss to read your personal livejournal/blogs as well as any comments you make etc?

While legally the employer has done nothing wrong (it should be noted however that some states have made this illegal, CA and CO as well as other cases of remarking on your employer online as counting as whistleblowing therefore federally proctected), does your employer have the right to enter into a world that you exist in outside of company time?

"But here's the important part: None of this should stop you from blogging. Freedom of speech is the foundation of a functioning democracy, and Internet bullies shouldn't use the law to stifle legitimate free expression. That's why EFF created this guide, compiling a number of FAQs designed to help you understand your rights and, if necessary, defend your freedom." (source: eff.org)

Now some readers may think "well you're fine if you make everything private/and don't have your full name displayed". However that isn't always the case, as you will see at the end of my argument to this community.
-It should be noted that the supreme court has made it legal for a blogger to post using anonymity Supreme court quoteCollapse )
it should be mentioned that even if you post with anonymity a company or government can and does subpoena the blogging company for your identity in many cases. (albeit this is used in extreme cases, my point was to show that there is no true way to remain safe)


Now it should be oblivious to any reader that I have personal issues with this subject; however before I present my personal story I will try to examine both sides completely. Please note I wish to encourage discussion, so if you wish to comment in reply to anythign I say, feel free however keep it clean--I do not want a flaming war online--.

It is clear why businesses invade their employees privacy, doing so discovers unhappy employees, shows if anyone releases harmful or secret information that might bring undue harm to the company, as well as many other reasons. Again, while I and other bloggers view this as an invasion of privacy, please note I don't use that term legally, as viewed content is public information. Managers go online to see what their employee thought of the last shift they worked, supervisors and union leaders go online to see general views of employees/union members that aren't mentioned in public.

You see, what you post online is what you post in your own time, in your own life. Therefore it is MY opinion that those words should have more legal protection. I have seen personally how the invasion of privacy is used. It's horrible and unethical. (this is all my opinion now) What do you think? Do you want your manager reading about how cranky you where when you had your period, or when you got dumped? They read it IN CASE you post something, not because you posted something. Co-workers are now seen reporting comments made by other users in order to gain favoritism, while at the same time managers/employers are now having task forces to search for said posts/comments etc.

And now I ask you what you think? But also, there IS one person in this community that linked my former managers/store director to my personal posts made in this community. To that person I sincerly flick you off, for creating an atmosphere at work I had no choice to walk away from. -flicks that person off-, and you won't have the courage to admit who you are will you?

Now is my story, if you care, placed beneath a cut to prevent a further page eater.

My StoryCollapse )

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[07 Aug 2006|08:24am]
Please note, I will be leaving livejournal and deleting this journal soon.

The first reason, is that it has come to my attention that my personal life has been grieviously violated.

The second is that I no longer feel safe posting pictures of myself and loved ones online, posting personal information and other general information and ideas in public domain.

Let the record stand, and good sir you know who you are, that I have taken care of what you demanded in your office. As of now, you have no right/need to attempt to stare into the eyes of my personal life; nor will I ever be posting on this blogging account again, as it will be deleted in proper fashion.
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[25 Jun 2006|12:05pm]
This post had really lovely pictures of my girlfriend and I.

If you would like to see them, please IM me!

If you want to know why they got deleted, ask me and I might tell ya.

You REALLY wanna ask.
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[23 Jun 2006|11:19pm]
It's nice. Thinking you know what love is.

Then discovering what love really is.

It's amazing how the world can change as you become more..close..to the person you love. It's the same old speil, with brand new words; yay...

31 hours and no sleep!
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[16 Jun 2006|11:29am]
My eyes hurt. No sleep is fun!

Work was..work. Meijer and what not.

But I got two thumbs up from my manager for the work I did. It feels good to work hard all night, and get respected for that. It amazes me how little my workmates work. no offense to the big ol m-j, more of a comment on what the world is coming too.
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[11 Jun 2006|11:31pm]
I don't really update this much, I just use it for community surfing and friend readings.

I'm more active on myspace, but what's the point to all of this eh?

Want to friend me on myspace and you haven't, just lemme know.

I'm spending most of the time with Ashley now :D pics on mysapce..
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[26 May 2006|11:25pm]
It's odd. While I don't find marrige attractive, and have often braced myself to the fact that I won't get married..

I'm finding myself engorged by the pure happiness I see my brother and his fiance in. So essentially, the prep for the wedding? May have been worth it for them.

And in regards to my own love life, -sighs- Euphoria....
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[26 May 2006|01:51pm]
So yeah, After Ashleys Grad ceremony I went to BW3 with Trevor and George and watched the pistons game, pretty cool at the end!! Go pistons, even if I never watch another one again..

Then said party add Josh and John went to see the premire of X3, fantabulousisticabibble! GO SEE IT! I'm going to see it tonight after the rehearsal party I do believe, either that or after the wedding reception. Assuming I'm sober. DRUNK!!!!!! Time!!!

Alright that's pretty much it for now. I just spent five hours carting relatives to and fro around the friggin state. I used an entire tank of gas (thankfully on my parents dime)... Hint Hint I use .5 to .75 a tank a week...
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[26 May 2006|02:37am]
If by any chance you aren't as cool as me, and you happen to be a -draws a dashed square in the air- (Pulp Fiction), then you did not attend the X3 premire at Celebration or any other theatre. I have news for you, and a small spoiler. SEE IT.

That's right. SEE IT. The movie, is FANTASTIC. More to come on the story, however I have a big day tomorrow. Seeing that my brother gets married..saturday.
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[19 May 2006|10:58am]
How the hell do I activate Namiras shrine? They say I'm too pleasent?

Also there's a shrine up north on the edge of the mountains, and they say I haven't walked the right path?
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What's wrong with the world... [13 May 2006|01:54pm]
Whats wrong with the world? No this time it's not Bush..it's german cannibals..

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11909486/?GT1=8199
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[09 May 2006|09:51pm]
mmm Nyquill.

I didn't get casted, and fine whatever I moved on. I wasn't prepared enough anyways, so s'all good.

I have a cold. Third time in 30 days. Yay!
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[08 May 2006|02:14pm]
Happiness.

And the adds I now have on my livejournal, remind me if myspace.
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[28 Apr 2006|09:42pm]
[ mood | Cold ]

So this has been a rather unpleasent week for myself.

Besides the massive damage in our house, that the insurance my default on (seriously, they are alllll croooks)..

My car got swiped sometime in classes, so I have no right mirror the right side. Not true, it's taped on rather nicely..Then today I noticed someone left scrape damage on the body. -sighs-.

My father has a seriously flu, and while he is being quarantined I feel that I too shall contract this bug. Scarylovelies nu?

And I being the notouriously poor planner, planned on finishing my photography finals this weekend in open lab. I don't have that much to do. But I went into campus, and they denyed me access, my instructer didn't put me on the "accepted" list. Ergo, I fail my photography class pretty much. Lawsuit anyone? That may effect my GPA rather.....poorly..

-sighs- Other then Life is ok. I bought a Freak System for my 98, and I'll be hopefully shooting that this sunday at TC for open play.

I'm still working at Meijer, the glorious life of retail nu? Stocking frozen food for a meager paycheck... Trust me, I'm looking for a new job. First they give me 40 hours and over time ontop of my 16 credits at school, then they give me three days, but I can only work one because the others are outside of my availibility (school), and this week was one day. Sue fucking thomas dudes! If you get paid 6.70 an hour and work 8 hours a week, how much doyou make children (after state taxes and union dues). I should just work one more day, steal tons of liqour and some caution tape and then ever show up. *disclaimer I would "never engage in illegal activities against my employer nor do I condone such actions; nor have I ever removed a tape labler from a current or previous employer to run around town labling everything Meijer 666-I would never do any of that-.

-sighs- Purpose.

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[22 Apr 2006|06:39pm]
Just played some wicked Paintball.

I got 6 tags, two headshots, and 16 outs. Not bad..

I also just dropped 214 on supplies, I upgraded my barrel to the freak system.

If you don't know it, you probably don't care. But mua, I'm happy. :D

I also have 26 bucks to my name. WOOT
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[21 Apr 2006|10:46am]
Anyone have any tips on good sleep?

I've tried meditating before bed,stretching, walking, drinking, NOT drinking, and every morning I wake up with blury eyes and have no memory for like 10 minutes. I just sit up and go what day is it, who am I, then it all pops back..


I suppose working third shift doesn't help, but when I do that I sleep in the basement so I have complete darkness.

Oddities.

So it's lovely, I have no clue how to remain friends in the current *previously explained* situation. -sighs- Toldja all i would F-it up :=D;
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[20 Apr 2006|06:12pm]
And so it ends.

I think I shall start wearing more brown. Brown and green. Yes that sounds lovely.

If it ends, it must begin, as the world exists in a constant state of transference. Now I do not JUST mean HIV and STDs, although...it IS MI, there isn't much else to do.

And so it begins..
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TrustFlow results for thebrokenline [19 Apr 2006|11:29pm]
I tried out TrustFlow II for LiveJournal. The following people not on the friends list for thebrokenline are close by: More results below the cut...Collapse )

Created by ciphergoth; hosted by LShift.

TrustFlow II: Who is closest to your friends list?

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[19 Apr 2006|11:05pm]
Sorry for the drama with my last posts.

I'm fine, and in truth I origionally ment for them to be private posts. In a stupid move I made it public. I'm fine, all is well. Not that it matters :D
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[16 Apr 2006|02:10pm]
If you're tired and you know it sigh real loud.

-sigh-

If you're tired of the world sigh real loud

-sigh-

If you're tired and you know it and you really want to show it, here's a gun my friend go have yourself a good time!

If you're happy and you know it please go die!

-die-

If you're happy and you know it please go die!

-die-

If you're happy and you know it, somethins wrong with you for sure, so take this gun my friend go have yourself a good time.

If you're tired of the world say amen.

-Amen-

If you're tired of the world say amen

-Amen-

If you're tired of this world and you really wanna show it here's a tank myfriend go have yourself a good time.

If you're tired of the opposite (or same....>_>) sex raise your hand.

-raises hand-

If you're tired of the opposite sex raise your hand

-hand goes up-

If you're tired of them, and you really want to show it, here's some pills my friend they make you feel like sunshine..with daiiiisseeeeeyyyysssss.

-bows- A song I just composed. Well..re-wrote..
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