Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.


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Saturday, June 23, 2012

You've Been Owned!

"You've been owned!" That's what product manufacturers are hoping the Supreme Court will tell Americans this fall.

The Court will decide if you have the right to resell the very things that YOU OWN -- your clothes, your iPod, even your house:

Please click here for more details, and tell the White House and Congress to stand by Americans' rights to resell the things we own.

Product manufacturers are trying to take away your right to resell items that are manufactured abroad, in whole or in part. In this globalized world, that's almost anything you own. Today we're launching YouveBeenOnwed.org to help Americans fight back.

If the Supreme Court rules with manufacturers, we might have to say goodbye to Ebay, Craigslist, and the old-fashioned American yard sale.

Manufacturers will have an extra incentive to off-shore jobs. Re-use and recycling efforts will be undermined, harming the environment.

Please tell the White House and Congress to stand by Americans' rights to resell the things we own -- just click here.

Almost nobody knows about this far-reaching case yet -- please use these links to get your friends involved in the effort:

This case is flying under the radar, so please use these links to get your friends involved and help us fight back:
If you're already on Facebook, click here to share with your friends.
If you're already on Twitter, click here to tweet about the campaign: Tweet

Thanks.
--Demand Progress

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