penpusher: (LJ Broken)
So, I'm really annoyed and disturbed by the LiveJournal Terms of Service, introduced, as far as I know, April 3rd, 2017.

First of all, the whole damn thing is in Russian, and though I suppose we all should start thinking about learning that language, based on the actions of our government's current Administration, why are we being required to answer to this? After all, we were told that the Russian side of LJ (aka Zhe-Zhe) was a separate entity from the Western version.

Then they made a note stating that you would get a bonus if you agree to the TOS... but if you choose to ignore it, they attempt to log you out of your account!

So, the obvious question here is what's going on?

And the obvious problem here is... there's no way to find out. We have no idea who the "western" directors of LiveJournal are or how to contact them, or what they are doing, or who they actually care about.

I did note that one of the translated elements of this all Russian TOS stated, and I quote:

"this translation of the User Agreement is not a legally binding document. The original User Agreement, which is valid, is located at the following address:"

In other words, you can't really agree to the translated version of this document. You can only agree to the Russian version.

penpusher: (CNN)
Breaking News: A Coup is taking place in Turkey. The military leaders have taken over the government and all flights into and out of the country have been suspended... Martial Law has been declared and the military has also taken control of the media...

This as a response to an ISIL threat on the Syrian border...
penpusher: (Pen)
Are we headed for a terrorist attack, daily?

I'm trying to imagine attending an Independence Day celebration, watching fireworks turning to leave and having a truck plow through the crowd running over everyone in its path, then the driver pulling out a gun to shoot people in addition. It's unspeakable.

Everything is going haywire, and now we are becoming more aware of just what that's about.

There's a lot more to deal with when it comes to what we need to deal with from here on out.

More coming.


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