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Journal Entry: Sat Mar 31, 2012, 10:05 PM




Okay, did I skip a dimension?  

www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/ho…

Can someone explain this to me?  Because I think I have something crazy and stupid in my ear.

Let me get this straight, our government VOTED DOWN an amendment that states employers CANNOT demand passwords to our personal online social networks.  As in, because this amendment was voted down, if I were to get a job right now and that employer states, as a condition for consideration of employment, I must give up my Youtube password, my DeviantArt password, and my Facebook and MySpace passwords and all usernames and emails associated with these accounts to that interviewer so that they can go and and well meddle in my affairs and see what religion I am, what my marital status is, who I'm dating, who my friends are, pose as me to those people and manipulate things that pretty much goes against the terms and conditions of a social network?

Did I just jump into the Twilight Zone of What the Fuckery?

Can someone tell me that this is just a flub, that maybe they just not voted on this amendment right now because someone who wrote it misspelled something or the grammar was wrong and they're just going back and rewriting it.  Because something is wrong with this country if such a bill was turned down.

Excuse me, I shouldn't have to give anyone my user name and password, potential employer or not.

Can someone please just clarify what's going on here?


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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
This has got to be a violation of so many levels of privacy law.
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:iconmorephine:
morephine Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
not only that its also consedderd as identiy feith too..
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
I think you mean theft.
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:iconvarathael:
Varathael Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Writer
Right to Privacy is nowhere in the Bill of Rights, sadly.
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Which is ridiculous.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed. Can I finally do away with the morons of DC? Because they're obviously not running this country correctly anymore.
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:iconletdragon:
Letdragon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Anyone have bug spray? Or rat poison?
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:iconliquidcandyrainbow:
LiquidCandyRainbow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
This isn't an april fools joke? Wow.. My roommate confirmed and I looked at the article.

you know i am so tired of people crossing boundaries and not allowing us to have some privacy and to let us share what we would like to. =/
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No, that's a real House of Reps vid. They are doing this!
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:iconooloncolluphid:
OolonColluphid Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
It's a government by the corporations for the corporations. The corporate personhood declared by the Citizen's united have made them a royal class that can get away with just about anything. Thanks to right wing obstructionism for the last four years we're a headed towards being a third world country with first world technology now.

Republicans bitch about big government, than turn around and impose their own version of it on the people. They seemed be more confused about their identity than a bisexual. They talk much about China taking our jobs, but seek to emulate it when it comes to control over people's lives but want to impose Christian sharia law instead of Communism. With Church Bishops and the rich as the imams and Ayatollahs.

Ironically enough, the Mormon's have their origins as Christian Communists and their front runner is the perfect guy for the job.
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:iconvarathael:
Varathael Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Writer
So...bisexuals are confused about their identities?
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:iconooloncolluphid:
OolonColluphid Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Of course they are, bisexauls are just in the advanced stages of Gender identity disorder or their just a slut. Only pseudo liberals would argue otherwise.
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:iconvarathael:
Varathael Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Writer
Y'know, as a bisexual myself, I take offense to that statement. A little tip: avoid using generalizations/absolutes. They're rarely ever true.
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:iconooloncolluphid:
OolonColluphid Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
They just means you have Gender Identity Disorder, only Marxist propaganda ignores scientific fate. Either that or your just a whore.
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:iconrurikredwolf:
Rurikredwolf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Writer
Ah yes, cuz bisexual people are all whores. Considering that I am one myself (with a preference to girls), I don't see a gender; I see a person. If it's a guy or a girl I fall for, then I fall for them. Sex is merely a luxary
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:iconooloncolluphid:
OolonColluphid Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Ah yes the pseudo liberals comes out to play just because I go against their femi-Marxist beliefs. Looks to me it's just an excuse choose all of the above sexuality instead of dealing with any real problems a person has physiologically.
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Rurikredwolf Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Writer
And so what if they have it? It's not like they are harming someone if they do. Just because someone is giving both sexes a chance doesn't meant that they have a mental illness; it means that they are open minded and aren't going to judge if they have a penis or a vagina. And since people in America have freedom, why shouldn't they have the freedom to chose either a man or a woman?

And I was perfectly fine with you having your opinion, but when you start accusing people of being sluts and having mental illnesses, that's a bit too far.
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Talleybear Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you need to be shot. There's nothing wrong with bisexual or gay people.
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:iconooloncolluphid:
OolonColluphid Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
And they only conservatives are intolerant, saying that I need to be shot makes you no different than them. I didn't say there was anything wrong with homosexuality which actually is a legitimate preference, just that bisexuality is an excuse to be a slut.
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:icontalleybear:
Talleybear Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well if bisexuality is an excuse to be a slut, you breathing is an excuse to be shot. Makes about the same amount of sense, really.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And I think half of my brain just died.
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:iconooloncolluphid:
OolonColluphid Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Yeah,I thank who ever invented the mute button. Our news networks are full of fail and like to pretend both sides are at fault.
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:iconeternal-mothra:
Eternal-Mothra Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Here's the clarification: politicians are fucking stupid. I'd rather elect a blade of grass that makes better decisions than them.
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Millenium110 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
That is some weird stuff right there. From what I could tell, yes the amendment to prevent employers from demanding private password was voted down. It was an amendment to an already existing bill, and was aparently voted down. And... what's worse, they might try to have it as seperate legislation... Jeez. It just seems so weird.... Also. I must question how reliable this source of information is. This seems... Odd.
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:iconamitrixwolf:
amitrixwolf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sadly a lot of companies do this now. It's completely unprofessional and honestly you should just say you don't want to give it to them. Because do you really want to work for a company that pries through your personal life? No, I wouldn't think so.

I'm pretty sure if I ever run into this problem I'm just gonna say I don't have one and I only use the computer to google shit. What are they going to do, google my name? Googled it, there's over 1,000 entries. Have fun searching through that crap.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ditto. None of my employers know that I was Emperor Kedzuel, kedzuel1, Ghostwalker2061, and various others.

I'm guessing they want the email and password to my WoW and Wizards101 accounts too.
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Slaskia Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have a Facebook page, they wouldn't get it even if it FB's TOS didn't explicitly state it was against it their policies to share account info. I'm not going to get a Facebook page either....
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:icontheefirstchildofsin:
TheeFirstChildOfSin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
ugh, and here I thought I had enough troubles trying to find a job. this'll pretty much seal it.
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:iconghostwalker2061:
Ghostwalker2061 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I feel your pain, bro.
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