ON STRIKE AGAINST SOPA

January 18, 2012

(STOPSOTA STANDARD) INTERNET GOES ON STRIKE-- ALL SITES AND PEOPLE TO GO OUT

Today, we are striking against censorship. Join the largest online protest in history: tell Congress to stop this bill now!

I am writing to you as a voter in your district. I urge you to oppose the Senate version of S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act. The PROTECT IP Act is dangerous, ineffective, and short-sighted. The House version — just introduced by Rep. Goodlatte — is far worse.Over coming days you’ll be hearing from the many businesses, advocacy organizations, and ordinary Americans who oppose this legislation because of the myriad ways in which it will stifle free speech and innovation. We hope you’ll take our concerns to heart and oppose this legislation.

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Learn More:
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American Censorship page ·
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The three most definitive articles on SOPA and PIPA: Free Speech, Problems, Security

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Reviewed by Mariko Leonardo

Product Name: Male Compression Vest

Manufacturer’s website

Cup size at time of use: C

Comfort: 5/5

Effectiveness: 4/5

Discreetness: 5/5

Overall: 5/5

  • I found out about this vest on Dr. Michael Bermant’s website. I have been using them for years. I buy direct from the veronique website for $99.00.

Review by Noah C. Meeks

Product name: Elastic back brace, Meijer brand

[Price: $17]

Manufacturer’s website: Meijer.com, but it’s not available online

Cup size at time of use: 34A

Ratings:

Comfort: 4/5

  • With a few modifications, mainly removing the plastic “support” bits, it’s very comfortable. it’s also quick and easy to get on and off.

Effectiveness: 4/5

  • it gives me a nice flattened chest, but loses a point because the two separate panels of elastic can be problematic. I have them safety pinned for now, will probably sew them together later.

Discreetness: 3/5

  • I can generally get away with wearing this under a snug t-shirt, especially if I wear an undershirt over it to smooth out the edges and mask the whiteness. it tends to show a little in the back, but I doubt anyone who doesn’t know or suspect I’m trans would know what it means. it also loses a point because it has a tendency to slide down and need frequent adjusting if I’m very active, though I’ve never known it to actually come off.

Overall: 3/5

  • I haven’t tried Underworks or any of the other official binders, but this works extremely well for me, and is easier on the budget. I’m giving it a 3 only because it took quite a bit of modification to be really workable. the one thing that remains to be tested is how long it will last.

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