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Please help post and forward to your respective groups! Many thanks! ~Charlie
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If you are an adult transnational adoptee (age 18+) or a parent of one, please take our on-line anonymous survey before FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10!

So far we’ve collected 450 surveys — representing adoptees/parents of adoptees who were adopted from China, Colombia, El Salvador, Equator, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Paraguay, the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Thailand, Venezuela & Viet Nam, born between 1952 – 1992. Our goal is to reach 500 surveys by the end of the next week! Mahalo.

Adoptee Survey: http://www.facebook.com/l/MAQEk-PerAQF6rLFNQpprsU34Qg_mXb8MAvYBCLvp883YxQ/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fs%2FStories_Adult_Adoptee

Parent Survey: http://www.facebook.com/l/OAQHqIK4kAQExc707-IEUmx0j0X1y8geo7P4DC1aQmfIneQ/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fs%2FStories_Adoptive_Parent

For more info: http://www.facebook.com/l/ZAQFOnzKxAQGyIBMDTLcZAtlieXdo1eHP8tbGVUcZlQspJQ/www.transnational-adoptee-parent-study.webs.com/

PS: We’ll be soon sending an update on Stories of Transnational Adult Adoptees and their American Parents — outlining the past few months & letting you know where we’re planning on going for 2012.

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via Fightforthefuture.org

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

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