Monthly Archives: October 2012

RL Politics – Marriage Equality

As most of you might know I live in Maine.  We are having yet again a pretty heavily contested political contest regarding marriage equality.  I received the following email yesterday unsolicited (even though they say I opted into something).  It is from someone claiming to be the Bishop of Maine, upon a little research he is the former Bishop of Maine.  Not being a Catholic I have no idea for sure.

On a positive note the president has thrown his support behind measures in Maine, Maryland, and Washington.

Protect Marriage Maine <dan@missionpublicaffairs.com>

For Immediate Release
October 25, 2012

STATEMENT FROM BISHOP RICHARD J. MALONE ON THE ELECTION

“On Tuesday, November 6, Maine citizens have the right and obligation to cast their votes for federal, state and local candidates for office, as well as to make decisions on various referendum issues, including the referendum that would attempt to redefine marriage as something other than the union of one man and one woman open to children.

Voting decisions are never easy to make and they call for a proper understanding of the issues and of candidate positions.  As Catholics, we do not scrutinize a candidate’s positions or other issues within a vacuum, but within the context of an educated conscience formed through scripture and the teachings of the faith. For us, the sanctity of life from conception to natural death is non-negotiable; euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide are never to be sanctioned; embryonic stem cell research and experimentation are considered nothing short of the taking of human life; marriage between a man and a woman must be valued and protected as the foundation of family and society; religious freedom must always be protected, and the care and nurturing of the poor is not simply a kind act, but a societal obligation.

As we prepare to make these decisions on Election Day, we need to be asking ourselves if our vote will serve to advance human dignity, support life in all of its stages of development, and serve the common good.

A Catholic whose conscience has been properly formed by scripture and Church teaching cannot justify a vote for a candidate or referendum question that opposes the teachings of the Church. The definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, open to the birth of children, is a matter of established Catholic doctrine.  Any Catholic who supports a redefinition of marriage—or so called “same-sex marriage”—is unfaithful to Catholic doctrine.  The group calling itself ‘Catholics for Marriage Equality’ does not speak for the Catholic Church, any more than does ‘Catholics for a Free Choice’, another dissident group that promotes so-called ‘abortion rights’.  Faithful Catholics will give no credence to either.

Vote your faith on November 6.”


ok just cause I like the name of the song

here is a treat  OMG lol

http://youtu.be/YCuroB5czNw


More Thoughts on When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Rant Warning:

OK people its time to stand up and tell Linden Labs that we are not happy with them punishing victims of crimes on their platform and their totally USELESS Abuse Report system.

If you need a refresher – look here.

please go here to read the petition and sign using your primary account – no alts please.

Its time to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.  Cause next time it could be you.
Please post this to your FB or to twitter .


Thoughts While Pondering when Bad things Happen to GOOD People

If I provide space for people to meet and socialize am I culpable for any illegal activity that might take place there. Does ignoring the activity/behavior, despite being told about it make me any less liable?

Do I become an accessory to the crime, if I fail to take effective action once being informed? I don’t actually participate in the crime but have knowledge of it and let it continue.

Or do I become an abettor, which is defined as an active participant.  I have knowledge and allow it to continue unabatted!

You may ask why does Daddy Bear bring this up.  Its because all of these words come to mind to describe the actions of LL in not stopping criminal theft within their platform.

Please any thoughts or ideas?


When Bad Things Happen to GOOD PEOPLE!

Daddy Bear has got something to say – So if this gets ranty be warned.

Let me preface this with a little introduction.

This is InsyX Piranha.  I have known Insy in SL for longer than I can remember.Image

InsyX is a DJ, a builder, club owner, mall owner, all around good guy. He is good at what he does and had a really bad thing happen recently.  That is being ignored by the powers that be at LL.

For those of you who don’t know InsyX owns/manages one of the longest running clubs in SL called the AquA Lounge.  The club has a very active mall area associated with it.

So here is what happened.  On Aug 31, 2012, Insy was contacted by an avatar called lili155, wanting to rent a store at his place.  Like any good landlord, he perved her profile as the conversation went on.  He sent me a copy profile.  He said that it appeared to be an Alt account.  He didnt’ think anything of it he said cause he has one for business purposes.

So back to the time line here.  He goes over to her cause she said she couldn’t work the rent box. InsyX uses one of the oldest and well known rental box systems in SL.  Instead of checking the existing box he rezzed a new one and started over.

This is where the story goes bad.  When he dropped the new box and started the config everything seemed fine. A drop down menu appeared asking him to link to his account.  But this crafty alt throw away account had rezzed an invisible prim scripted tool that was on top of his club, that somehow piggy backed off the rent box.  It looked exactly like the legit drop downs should look so he didn’t think anything of it. BUT

The rental box turned into her own personal ATM to the Bank of Insyx.

[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$5000 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$5000 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$5000 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$10000 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$10000 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$1000 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$1000 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$1000 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$1000 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$100 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$100 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$250 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$250 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$100 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$100 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$50 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$50 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$50 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$50 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$10 from you
[13:23]  hippoRENT Rental Box 4.5: [lili155 Resident] has taken L$10 from you

That right boys and girls in a matter of 1 minute she had lifted 40K from InsyX’s account.  As I write this that is approximately $162US.

He was advised to call/contact Linden Labs and report this.  He spoke with Amanda Linden.  Started telling her what had happened and shortly into the conversation after she had brought his account up on the screen, she said she would have to stop helping him cause he is basic account.  He would have to file an Abuse Report.  OK dont’ get me starting to rant on the overall effectiveness of the AR reporting system and the two tier society that the Lab continues to put forth.

InsyX, a SL resident since Oct 26, 2006 almost left that day. To quote InsyX “I felt low that this company had different ways of treating the different levels of users. I was not called a racial slur or someone bumping me on a sim. I was robbed all my lindens. In my thinking abuse reports never get looked at or settled. This was my money that was taken from me.”

He called back to try again – he told them he had the device and all the scripts. They could have any and all information they needed.  They still said he had to file a AR.  Which he reluctantly did.

On Oct 13, 2012 InsyX sent me a notecard in world outlining the events that transpired.  He said he has posted a second AR and nothing has happened yet.  So all the good that process does. He also pasted into the notecard the information from this person’s profile.  Playing it safe here – incase it was just stolen information.  But I searched it and found the exact information and it appears the person with the same information in HIS account sells stuff on marketplace and it doesn’t deliver.

I hope this has upset you all as much as it did me.

DAMMIT LL its time to end the 2 tier service when it comes to monetary issues like this. Personally it appears as you are aiding and abetting petty larceny by not taking action.

That is all.