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* I have been disappointed by Aung San Suu Kyi's silence on this issue. now that she does speak, I am furious. "Rohingya crisis: Myanmar 'mining border' as refugees flee:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41176488

* "Hurricane Irma damage considerable:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41172726

* "Gauri Lankesh: Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41169817

* How is this not considered corrupt? "Trump gets millions from golf members. CEOs and lobbyists get access to president:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/06/trump-gets-millions-golf-members-ceos-and-lobbyists-get-access-president/632505001/

* "Facebook turns over info on Russian ads to Mueller: report:" http://thehill.com/news-by-subject/technology/349567-facebook-turns-over-info-on-russian-ads-to-mueller-report

* "Trump lawyer to reporter: 'Are you on drugs?':"

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* "Senate resolution to force Trump's hand on condemning Charlottesville hate groups:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/06/senate-charlottesville-trump-hate-groups-242361

* "Kentucky Could Become The Only State Without A Clinic That Performs Abortions:" http://www.npr.org/2017/09/06/548739211/kentucky-could-become-the-only-state-without-a-clinic-that-performs-abortions

* "In US, anti-immigrant policy has roots in racist eugenics:"

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* "States file lawsuit challenging Trump decision on Dreamers:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-ny/states-file-lawsuit-challenging-trump-decision-on-dreamers-idUSKCN1BH1HS

* "Admin memo: DACA recipients should prepare to leave:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/05/politics/white-house-memo-daca-recipients-leave/index.html

* Feeding Kids in the name of Philando Castille: https://www.youcaring.com/jjhillschoolandotherschools-914378

* "Number 18 - Rest In Power Kashmire Redd:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/number-18-rest-in-power-kashmire-redd.html

* How to be an ally, Catholic Priest edition: http://sora-power.tumblr.com/post/165062278467/fatedefied-romancingthebookworm

* "The EPA’s bizarre response to report on Houston contaminants:"

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* "Xiuhtezcatl Martinez - Taking On Climate Change with "We Rise":"

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* "New Roman tombs discovered in Egypt's Dakhla Oasis:" http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/275873/Heritage/GrecoRoman/New-Roman-tombs-discovered-in-Egypts-Dakhla-Oasis.aspx

* "Obama's Shade-Filled Letter to Trump:"

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* "Trump Puts Dreamers' Futures in Congress's Hands:"

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* I should likely warn people I am pretty heavily medicated tonight as my body is really not okay just now and the pain is pretty impressive on top of everything else that is going on with my respiratory system, etc.. Apologies if this effects quality of service. I simply need to be upright for hydration and that wasn't happening without a collection of PRNs on top of standard scheduled meds.

* I am really angry about Alex. Also the cousin, but particularly Alex who deserved better than a fridging. you know, like an arc of her own and some agency. "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 8: Extraction:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/09/the-strain-season-4-episode-8-extraction.html

* Autocorrect changed "cruelty" to "ice cream" on tumblr. If only this alchemy worked in the real world.

* "What do you think are the worst five (or ten if you're feeling particularly salty) instances of the checklist effect?:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164325260992/what-do-you-think-are-the-worst-five-or-ten-if

* "thoughts on tonight’s execution:" http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/165030107058/thoughts-on-tonights-execution

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

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* "Mattis warns of 'massive military response' if North Korea threatens attack:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/03/trump-north-korea-nuclear-242289

* "Justice Department: No evidence Obama wiretapped Trump Tower:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/02/obama-trump-tower-wiretap-no-evidence-242284

* "Trump Picks Oklahoma Congressman To Head NASA:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/04/548472775/trump-picks-oklahoma-congressman-to-head-nasa

* "Harvey victim funds may be delayed without debt limit increase: Mnuchin:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-mnuchin/harvey-victim-funds-may-be-delayed-without-debt-limit-increase-mnuchin-idUSKCN1BE0TP

* "FEMA Is Almost Out of Money and Hurricane Irma Is Approaching:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-05/fema-is-almost-out-of-money-as-hurricane-irma-threatens-florida

* "Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/03/trump-dreamers-immigration-daca-immigrants-242301

* "Poll: Majority opposes deporting Dreamers:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/05/poll-trump-deporting-daca-dreamers-242343

* "The Trump Administration Now Has Tons Of DACA Data And Is Poised To Weaponize It:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-trump-administration-now-has-tons-of-daca-data-and-is-poised-to-weaponize-it

* "Obama: DACA decision 'wrong' and 'self-defeating':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/05/obama-daca-decision-goes-against-common-sense-242335

* "CGI Animated Spot HD: "The Doll that Chose to Drive":"

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* "Peep Show star Robert Webb: don’t say ‘man up’:"

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* "8,600-year-old findings unearthed in western Turkey’s Ekşi Höyük:" https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/08/21/8600-year-old-findings-unearthed-in-western-turkeys-eksi-hoyuk

* "3,000 year-old female statue found at citadel gate complex in southeast Turkey:" http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/08/2017/3000-year-old-female-statue-found-at-citadel-gate-complex-in-southeast-turkey

* "AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area:" https://www.apnews.com/27796dd13b9549b0ac76aded58a15122/AP-EXCLUSIVE:-Toxic-waste-sites-flooded-in-Houston-area

* My thoughts are with the people of the Caribbean tonight as the hurricane coming there way is likely to be a bad one. Wherever you are, folks, stay safe, okay?

* "NW engulfed in flames: What we know about fires burning across Oregon and Washington:" http://www.kgw.com/news/local/nw-engulfed-in-flames-what-we-know-about-fires-burning-across-oregon-and-washington/471318324

* Daenerys in Slaver's Bay: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164442170892/12-hey-ive-been-scrolling-through-your-tumblr

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* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

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I actually did get better sleep today.

The first I knew of the fire jumping the Columbia was the sky darkening around 3PM, even though it is too early in fall. By 3:30 it was too dark to read in my room. Squirrel ays the sky was orange and the sun invisible in the first wave of it, but I was under filtration for that. I did have to come out eventually, as I had errands that could not wait. I masked up with one of the last few of the good masks, not only against the smoke but against contagion. (Both exposure from other people and me potentially spreading it.) It was still not good. I was worn out by the time I reached the library.

I was alarmed when I went to pull a twenty out of the bank for tomorrow's toilet paper run to discover more money had gone over the weekend than out to have with just housing pulled. I'm guessing fees caught up with me or something. September is always tight, and this is not a good sign. I went to order flats of Winter supplies, which ended up being 100 and change, instead of the 60-70 I'd hoped. As I'd already done my perishable run, this means I'm pretty much fucked for food this month. I need to pick up apricot straws when I go for the toilet paper whatever happens, and there is just enough left for it, but I'm going to have to stretch what protein I already have to last the month, and I've waved goodbye to my beloved September cider ration. Let us hope forage is good this month.

In any case, once I'm well enough, I'm going to have to do an ebay auction to cover bills. I've already picked most of the sacrifices, this also being property tax month.

* I came home from all this to find a letter from my beloved Uncle, who has been in and out of hospice for a decade. It looks definitive this time, a bullet he absolutely can't dodge and very little time left. He's been divesting for to years in anticipation, and I have been expecting it. it doesn't make it any easier. I need to follow some directions in his letter and figure out what to write him back, assuming he is still alive to read it.

Fuck.

He's almost all I have left and it is much the same for him. He's such a good, gentle, sweet man despite everything he's been through. This may sound like a small thing, but it's not. Hard is so much easier than gentle, especially given all the pressure he was under his whole life not to be and the pain his gentleness brought him. I've been meaning to write him all summer, trying to figure out what to say. I had mostly worked it out last night.... Fuck. i love him so much and family is so complicated.
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* "RAF's close combat unit opens to women for the first time:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41119863

* "Kenya to hold fresh presidential election on October 17:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/kenya-hold-fresh-presidential-election-october-17-170904163102705.html

* "Mediterranean rescue ship moves to Myanmar to save Rohingya:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41148552

* "At least 30,000 Rohingya trapped in Myanmar mountains without food:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/04/asia/rohingya-refugees-myanmar-military/index.html

* "BLM Houston Is Handling Its Harvey Business:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/blm-houston-is-handling-its-harvey.html

* "What's The Texas Trans Community Doing In Harvey's Wake?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/whats-texas-trans-community-doing-in.html

* "2800-year-old horse skeleton discovered in eastern Turkey:" https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/08/23/2800-year-old-horse-skeleton-discovered-in-eastern-turkey

* "Polish divers discover secrets... of the Inca:" http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,415114,polish-divers-discover-secrets-of-the-inca.html

* "Passchendaele: The death of Jimmy Morgan and his mouth organ:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-40739915

* "Scientists crack mystery of the luckless apostles of Paris:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-scientists-mystery-luckless-apostles-paris.html

* I am suspecting I now have a secondary infection. I got suddenly much sicker Sunday morning, after a slow upward trajectory towards improvement, and today was so much worse. My lungs are not yet lacey, but they are definitely congested. Apologies for the way this is likely to affect service.

* On the upside, Banner of the Damned has turned out to be amazing. Intelligent asexual protagonist in a really complex, well designed world with multiple climates and cultures. Seriously, things are well thought out on the level of things like how waste is handled for major cities, and with an understanding of how the Monarch's progress can be used as punishment. The protagonist's culture is somewhere between Heian Japan and early Modern Versailles in feel, but the other main culture they deal with is well thought out in an entirely different style, and thee is enough hints about some other cultures woven in to give a feel of a really rich world of which we've only scratched the surface. exactly the sort of thing one wants when one is too ill to sleep easily or well, and forced to hide in the safety of cool filtered air in the bedroom until well after dark.

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 10: Wargasm:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/09/killjoys-season-3-episode-10-wargasm.html

* I completely endorse this. "Sparrows and Lollards: The Historical Parallel:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164520678072/sparrows-and-lollards-the-historical-parallel

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* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

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* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

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* "Trump tweets at North Korea after possible hydrogen bomb test:"

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* "The economic impact of Donald Trump ending DACA:"

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* "Smoke from chemical plant fires caused by Houston flood raises...:"

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* "The Book of Miracles: 16th-century apocalyptic visions – in pictures:" https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/aug/04/the-book-of-miracles-16th-century-german-illustrated-manuscript

* I did not spot the drag one. "The Not-So-Subtle Sexual Innuendo in Renaissance Art:" https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-not-so-subtle-sexual-innuendo-renaissance-art

* "Forget Amadeus: the real tragedy behind Mozart’s final act:" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/classical-music/forget-amadeus-real-tragedy-behind-mozarts-final-act/

* "The Racism Behind Alien Mummy Hoaxes:" https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/how-to-fake-an-alien-mummy/535251/

* "Sunday Sweets Just Wants To Bang On The Drum All Day:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/9/3/sunday-sweets-just-wants-to-bang-on-the-drum-all-day.html

* "How a Copyright Mistake Ignited the Zombie Genre:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/09/how-copyright-error-ignited-zombie-genre.html

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

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* "Trump’s lengthy history of Russia connections:"

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* "Trump visits as Houston struggles to recover:"

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* "American Dreamers: Defending the DACA generation:"

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* "American Dreamers: Voices of the DACA generation:"

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* "American Dreamers: DACA recipients among first Harvey responders:"

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* "Ancient warrior unearthed marching to afterlife with his dagger drawn, wearing stylish earrings:" http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/features/ancient-warrior-unearthed-marching-to-afterlife-with-his-dagger-drawn-wearing-stylish-earrings/

* "Mummy found with perfect hair and eyebrows after 900 years:" http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/04/mummy-found-with-perfect-hair-and-eyebrows-after-900-years-6829532/

* "Has the tomb of the first historian of the Americas been discovered?:" https://elpais.com/elpais/2017/07/27/inenglish/1501149491_780251.html

* "Excavation of Old Summer Palace reveals new secrets from Qing Dynasty:" http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1058870.shtml

* Of Sansa and Arya Stark: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164659064032/2-also-what-are-your-thoughts-on-book-sansa-and

* "Why is it taking the Others so long to reach, much less breach the Wall?:" http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/164490261653/why-is-it-taking-the-others-so-long-to-reach-much

* The Others in ASoIaF: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/164637776223/why-is-the-fandom-so-fascinated-with-the-idea-that

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* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

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* "Workers clear out of Russian consulate in San Francisco:" https://www.apnews.com/9549026d1ed946e98d5119c785f2a388

* "Hacks or malfunction, US election infrastructure still vulnerable:"

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* "Trump voter fraud panel head confirms he’s a paid Breitbart columnist:" http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/348824-trump-voter-fraud-panel-head-confirms-hes-a-paid-breitbart

* "Longtime Trump aide tells people he intends to leave WH:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/01/politics/keith-schiller-donald-trump/

* "DACA backers make case in economic terms:"

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* "Activism winning new supporters for DACA as Trump threat looms:"

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* "Hatch tells Trump not to scrap DACA:" http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/348862-orrin-hatch-tells-trump-not-to-scrap-daca

* "Dem pushes to defund Trump’s voter fraud commission:" http://thehill.com/homenews/house/348807-dem-pushes-to-defund-trumps-voter-fraud-commission

* Of course the real reason is to protect chemical plants from liability when they harm people and to prevent protest by local residents endangered by the plants. "Terrorism risk cited for secrecy on burning Arkema chemical plant:"

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* "FDA Designates MDMA As 'Breakthrough Therapy' For Post-Traumatic Stress:" https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2017/08/28/fda-designates-mdma-as-breakthrough-therapy-for-post-traumatic-stress/#6f9611c17460

* "Soundscapes in the past—adding a new dimension to our archaeological picture of ancient cultures:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-soundscapes-pastadding-dimension-archaeological-picture.html

* "Uncovering a 2000-year-old settlement:" http://www.thelabradorian.ca/community/2017/7/31/uncovering-a-2000-year-old-settlement.html#

* "Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem:" http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/08/18/542435991/those-iconic-images-of-the-plague-thats-not-the-plague

* "At least 100 unmarked graves discovered around Virginia’s oldest church:" https://pilotonline.com/news/local/history/at-least-unmarked-graves-discovered-around-virginia-s-oldest-church/article_544e0757-feed-537a-b863-281b74de8466.html

* "Rescue archaeology project aims to give new insights into Louisbourg’s history:" https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/rescue-archaeology-project-aims-to-give-new-insights-into-louisbourgs-history/article35839489/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&cmpid=rss1

* "19th-Century Diary Suggests Slaves Are Buried in Brooklyn Lot:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/nyregion/19th-century-diary-suggests-slaves-are-buried-in-brooklyn-lot.html

* I've been dealing with multiple connectivity issues and a massive computer crash that ate a lot of the structure I use to organize and post. I am working to reconstruct stuff as best as I can.

Addendum (11:43PM): Everything is sorted, I think. I'm missing some code strings from GoB, but I think everything else is back where it needs to be.

* "Finale Thoughts on 7.07 :" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164745514557/finale-thoughts-on-707

* Stannis vs. Renly: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/164678964663/that-renly-apologist-on-your-twitter-thread-about

* ASoIaF and Racism: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/164690836473/soracism-in-asoif-pretty-blatant-no-his

* "Political Footage Not Found:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/political-footage-not-found/

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Venezuela investigates sacked prosecutor Luisa Ortega:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41118163

* "What has Venezuela's constituent assembly achieved?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41094889

* "U.S. retaliates against Russia, orders closure of consulate, annexes:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-diplomacy-idUSKCN1BB2CY

* "Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-military-idUSKCN1BB2JC

* "Manafort's notes from Russian meeting refer to political contributions:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/manafort-notes-russian-meet-contain-cryptic-reference-donations-n797816

* "Trump treasury secretary won’t commit to putting Harriet Tubman on $20 bill:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/31/trump-treasury-secretary-wont-commit-to-put-harriet-tubman-on-20-bill/?utm_term=.23e7f2af5c1c

* "Tubman twenty not a priority of Jackson-loving Trump White House:"

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* "Trump nominates DeVry dean to Education Department post:"

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* "Selling access in Donald Trump’s Washington:"

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* "HHS cuts ACA advertising budget by 90%:" https://www.axios.com/hhs-cuts-aca-advertising-budget-by-90-percent-2480029656.html

* "It’s a Myth That Corporate Tax Cuts Mean More Jobs:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/opinion/corporate-tax-cuts-jobs.html

Protest the Republican Tax Plan.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/
Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "98.5% of unique net neutrality comments oppose Ajit Pai’s anti-Title II plan:" https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/08/isp-funded-study-finds-huge-support-for-keeping-current-net-neutrality-rules/

* "Trump's expected repeal of Dreamer program draws fire from business:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-daca-idUSKCN1BB2PD

* "Australia same-sex marriage vote: 'No' advert draws criticism:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-41091583

* "Officials evasive on smoke threat from damaged chemical plant:"

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* "Another Awful Moment Caught on a Cop's Dashcam:"

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* "Australian Students Stick It to Martin Shkreli:"

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* This is exactly what Tavy does, right down to his preferred cuddle shoulder. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164821657597/hopeydopey526-thebestoftumbling-cub-loves-his

* "sup fanboys lemme explain this :" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164678916555/sup-fanboys-lemme-explain-this#notes

* "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 11: Back Doors:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/preacher-season-2-episode-11-back-doors.html

* "Jon and Dany’s Tepid Boat Scene Sunk the Season:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/jon-dany-boat-scene/

* "Disappointing Boat Sex, Empty Shocks, and Bad Baby Names Prevail on Thrones Finale:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/disappointing-boat-sex-empty-shocks-bad-baby-names-prevail-thrones-finale/

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Trump administration's mixed North Korea signals raise questions about US strategy:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/30/politics/trump-talking-not-the-answer-north-korea/index.html

* "Mattis responds to Trump: US 'never out of diplomatic solutions' on North Korea:" http://thehill.com/policy/defense/348539-mattis-responds-to-trump-us-never-out-of-diplomatic-solutions-on-north-korea

* 45 is taking strong action to increase pay disparities based on their gender, race, and ethnicity by removing an Obama era policy that required transparency so people could tell when they were being screwed so they could sue for wage equality because that's just how much he and Ivanka hate workers and people who are not rich white men. (She made a statement endorsing the policy). Can we stop pretending she's a feminist now please? You can not be a feminist and be against equal pay for equal work.

* "Kremlin confirms Trump's lawyer reached out about deal:" https://apnews.com/b584e7f4fffe46f6ae4520727f117201

* "Trump makes policy pledge to senator investigating son's Russia meeting:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/30/trump-tower-russia-meeting-chuck-grassley

* "Trump Scraps Obama-Era Rule To Protect Infrastructure From Climate-Change Flooding:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-executive-order-flooding_us_599323d4e4b04b193360926b

* "Trump wants Alfa Bank Trump Tower clean-up lawyer in key DoJ role:"

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* "House GOP eyeing $1B disaster funds cut to finance wall:" https://www.apnews.com/9bff1e878fcb46f58f3f6a202984baad/House-GOP-eyeing-%241B-disaster-funds-cut-to-finance-wall

* "Georgia GOPer warns black attorney she ‘may go missing’ if she tries to remove Confederate monument:" http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/georgia-goper-warns-black-attorney-she-may-go-missing-if-she-tries-to-remove-confederate-monument/#.WaYXRH_kcvo.twitter

* "Federal judge blocks Texas anti-immigrant sanctuary cities law:"

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* Remember how I said Mattis wasn't the solution? "No, Mattis Did Not Freeze Trump’s Transgender Troops Ban:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2017/08/30/mattis_did_not_freeze_trump_s_transgender_troops_ban.html

* "How federal flood insurance made Harvey even worse:"

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* Deregulation is always about helping industry to harm people."Harvey-damaged Arkema chemical plant explosion expected:"

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* "The Further Tragedy of Hurricane Harvey:" http://www.ianwelsh.net/the-further-tragedy-of-hurricane-harvey/

* Let's talk about Coast Guard and FEMA funding. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164818954267/guardianofscrewingup-nuestroamoresunviaje

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 9: Reckoning Ball:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/killjoys-season-3-episode-9-reckoning.html

* I am extra angry about Alex. "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 7: Ourobouros:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/the-strain-season-4-episode-7-ourobouros.html

* "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 10: Dirty Little Secret:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/preacher-season-2-episode-10-dirty.html

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "South Africa's boxing grannies:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-41055076/south-africa-s-boxing-grannies

* "Trump on North Korea's missile launch: 'All options are on the table'':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/29/trump-shinzo-abe-phone-call-north-korea-242123

* Refusing to tend to the public good has consequences that can kill. His decision to "shrink government" by deliberately under staffing FEMA led to what we are seeing in Texas. "Trump responds to Ingraham: We're trying to shrink government:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/29/trump-shrink-government-laura-ingraham-242128

* And now, for an impressive display of callousness. "Trump praises crowd size while touring Harvey damage:" http://thehill.com/homenews/348424-trump-praises-turnout-outside-fire-station-where-he-was-briefed-on-harvey

* "Trump Punishes Longtime Aide After Angry Phoenix Speech, Sources Say:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-28/trump-is-said-to-punish-longtime-aide-after-angry-phoenix-speech

* "Republicans Divided in Views of Trump’s Conduct; Democrats Are Broadly Critical:" http://www.people-press.org/2017/08/29/republicans-divided-in-views-of-trumps-conduct-democrats-are-broadly-critical/

* "Joe Arpaio was even worse than you think:"

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* "Joy Reid - How Democrats Can Start Winning Elections Again - Extended Interview:"

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* Climate Denial has real life implications. Hardened Infrastructure is important. "Why Houston wasn't ready for a big hurricane like Harvey:"

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* "Baltimore man among 3 more charged in Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally:" http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-charlottesville-arrest-0827-story.html

* They've arrested him, but the assholery on display here seemed like something people ought to see. "Warrant issued for Marietta man connected to Charlottesville beating:" http://www.ajc.com/news/local/warrant-issued-for-marietta-man-connected-charlottesville-beating/c3KnAXcx0p4M1RJatJgXzN/

* NAZI waste of skin Daniel Borden’s claiming it was somehow Black Lives Matter’s fault that he and a group of other racist thugs targeted a random African American man, Deandre Harris, for brutal assault in Charlottesville, continuing to beat with metal poles and kick the innocent victim as he tried to crawl away in between bouts of unconsciousness. How BLM forced him to do this seems pretty unclear to me, but his lawyer insists this is the case.

Other reports are showing he has a long history of racism, including threatening a student with a knife white yelling anti-Semetic slurs in Middle School. I am having a hard time finding one good article that contains the racist history while not trying to humanize him and make him somehow the victim instead of someone who pretty clearly tried to murder an innocent person because he hates black people, that will not also eat one of your ten NYTimes or Washington Post clicks for the month.

This link is the closest I came. TW: Picture of a group of Neo_NAZIs very nearly beating an innocent man to death. Seriously, Deandre Harris is lucky to be alive and the pictures of his injuries are horrific. "Ex-Mason High School student charged in Charlottesville beating:" http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/08/26/ex-mason-high-school-student-charged-charlottesville-beating/605575001/

* "Why There Are No Nazi Statues in Germany:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/20/why-there-are-no-nazi-statues-in-germany-215510?lo=ap_f1

* "How natural disasters became a presidential test:"

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* "Numerous Fires Spread from North to South in Oregon:" https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/numerous-fires-spread-from-north-to-south-in-oregon

* "Fire crews around Oregon utilize helicopters to fight burns:" http://kval.com/news/local/fire-crews-around-oregon-utilize-helicopters-to-fight-burns

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Help: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* "Austin Pets Alive! APA! Hurricane Harvey Evacuations - Austin Pets Alive!:" https://www.austinpetsalive.org/2017/08/apa-hurricane-harvey-evacuations/

* "Houston hazards multiply as flooding worsens:"

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* "Neil deGrasse Tyson - Beyond Earth in "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" - Extended Interview:"

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* "Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness: Pardon Edition - Sheriff Joe Arpaio:"

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* "Did Team Trump Reveal Their Middle Man to Moscow?:"

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* I feel less of a scrotum about yesterday, now that it's clear I'm sick, likely with flu.

* This was my very favorite part when I was seven first time through and still is the part I think of first when Lord of the Rings is mentioned. The images were so powerful. "Sam Steers the Narrative in the Passage of the Marshes:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/sam-passage-marshes-lotr-reread/

* "Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale:" http://imgur.com/gallery/i5dsO#zE7qkQ0

* *Eyes Cavett and Anthony Quinn* It is 1972. They are championing black and yellowface over the objection of the black community as if they are right. I have trouble believing there are no qualified black actor to play a lead role in 1972. I name lots of examples of leading man and leading man quality actors of the sixties nd seventies.

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$) Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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No, do not feel obligated. It helps to have a list where people can find it if they want it, and I can paste out for my family. If you do need contact or sizing stuff, though, let me know. (My Birthday is the 18th of October).

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* "North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korea-launches-missile-through-japanese-airspace-1503957389

* "Trump sought Moscow business deal while campaigning for president:"

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* "Trump Moscow deal pushed as asset to campaign:"

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* "Trump declines to single out Russia as 'security threat':" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348326-trump-wont-single-out-russia-as-security-threat

* The New York Times and Washington Post both have pieces about a shady as fuck deal with Putin to build a hotel in Moscow back during the election that looks like another set of bricks in the Trump-Corruption treason case. Likely explaining the whole Mueller wanting 45's financial records and 45 threatening to fire him if he subpoenaed them, as 45 knows exactly how guilty he is. Remember we suspected something like this more than a year ago. I remember explaining to a gathering of friends at a lake picnic last August that 45 was foot dragging on public release of his financial records and why reporters were so keen to get their hands on them. Sigh. Anyway, but brain isn’t close to up to the task of trying to untangle the details of the reporting tonight, but likely there will be lots more in future.

* "Trump signed 'letter of intent' for Russian tower during campaign, lawyer says:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-knew-moscow-tower-proposal-campaign-lawyer/story?id=49472342

* "Lawyer Says He Discussed Moscow Tower Plan With Trump Three Times:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-28/lawyer-says-he-discussed-moscow-tower-plan-with-trump-3-times

* So it's looking like 45 tried to quash the Arpaio case by trying to get Sessions and White House Council, McGahn to stop it going forwrd last spring. Which looks like Obstruction of Justice. Just a reminder: 45 called Arpaio a "hero" and a "great guy" for violating the 4th Amendment Rights of American Citizens, and for setting up, in Arpaio's own words, a "concentration camp" in which people died of things like being denied water for a week. When he does this, 45 is aplauding him for doing terrible things like refusing to investigate the rape of women and children as young as two. These are the things 45 stands for and Arpaio is proud of.

* "Trump: I pardoned Arpaio during hurricane because I thought TV ratings would be higher:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348327-trump-i-pardoned-arpaio-during-hurricane-because-i-thought-tv-ratings

* "Trump pardon of Arpaio sparks controversy:"

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* "Trump to roll back Obama's crackdown on military equipment for local police:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/28/police-military-gear-trump-242092

* In related news, it's looking like Trump may be thinking of pushing him out of the Cabinet of Deplorables, probably in favour of Nikki Haley. "Tillerson on Trump's values: The president 'speaks for himself':" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348170-tillerson-trump-speaks-for-himself

* "Gorka says he's heading back to Breitbart:" http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2017/08/26/sebastian-gorka-breitbart-return-242066

* What South Korea did after the Occupation has bearing on our confederate monument problem: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164738945757/freifraufischer-x

* Why Black Pride makes sense, but White Pride makes you an asshole: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164741047282/liberalsarecool-this

* "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

* My body did a hard veto on foraging today. I did drag myself out for meds and library, but the heat and my AS and allergies to outside are combining to make me annoyingly shaky and slow of thought. I keep telling myself I just need to hang on another week or so and there will be food I actually want to eat again and likely rains.

...I just discovered a thing I was supposed to take back to the library today in the (luckily dry) 30 gallon office tank, likely casually tossed there by Tavy in a moment of exuberance. it wasn't due, but there was a line, which means someone will lose to days they could have had it. Sigh. cats.

* I keep crying over footage from Houston. The image that really got me today was the one of the nursing home patients trapped in rapidly rising water, women in wheelchairs with water up to their chests and rising. I know they are all right, that the posting of the image by a relative saved their lives, since help came in time to get them out, but I keep imaging their fear, and how fragile they are. Every time I think of them, I start weeping again.

"How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* One of the fundamental problems with me watching Game of Thrones is that the whole writing stopped being any good years ago thing means I don't really engage emotionally and I'm bored enough a lot of the time that I see all the structural bones. Me: they cut the whole thing with the horns from the books, so they need a way to bring down the wall, so they need an ice dragons, which may be in the book too, but I'm betting not as clumsily contrived, so they had to lure a dragon North, so they had to do the stupid plot holey bro-trip that repeats the thing with sending Yoren with the hand to Kingslanding, and anyway D&D really wanted the bro tip and who cares if anything during or about it makes sense, which means the whole thing with the telepathic communication between Lannister brothers, and accelerated teleportation between locations to an even more ridiculous extent, which means... Fuck, I forgot to listen to the dialog again.

I just... This show criminally wastes the talents of so many skilled actors with embarrassing and often clunky dialog. They started this episode with a dick conversation. They wasted so much time this season on stirring up pointless drama with usually misogynistic usually nonsense conversation that winded back people' arcs yet again, and forgetting people's back stories so that their behavior often makes no sense or trauma appears and disappears in the same scene, that they had to wind up a whole lot of character's arcs all at once abruptly this episode instead of using the season to gradually build various character arcs to meaningful moments. *Facepalm* Which means all these incredibly skilled actors are trying their damnedest to make their characters make sense DESPITE the writing instead of with the help of it. The slow also gives me time to get so focused on the fuck nonsense is so and so wearing instead of what they are saying.

It's been a criminal, heartbreaking waste of so much hard work and talent.

Addendum in response to reader comment:
The Clegane situation this season has been one of the wore examples of them turning his backstory on and off at the drop of the hat often within the same minute. I just... that poor actor, trying to make that mess WORK. It was very much one of the things I was thinking of when I wrote that. Him working through and over coming his trauma could have been so powerful this season if the writers, you know, understood trauma and how people process it and how to write a consistent character and character growth.

Instead it was ridiculous and embarrassingly bad. Again, not the actor’s fault any more than the mess they made of, say, Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy were the fault of the actors. The tendency they’d had all along to flip character traits, backstory, and development on and off randomly, has just accelerated to the point of over the top silly with Clegane especially the lat two episodes. They aren’t even pretending to be coherent any more.

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* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

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* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

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* TW: Graphic images of babies an children starving to death in the literal sense. They will warn you before the really bad ones start. If you skip from the warning to 2:52 it is safe after. "Venezuela's child malnutrition crisis grows:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-latin-america-40130224/venezuela-s-child-malnutrition-crisis-grows

* Tw: Contains images of starving children with cholera. "Witnessing Yemen's desperate suffering:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41000237

* "South African farmers who forced black man into coffin convicted:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/25/south-african-farmers-who-forced-black-man-into-coffin-convicted

* "Trump just killed a study looking into the health effects of coal in Central Appalachia:" http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/08/trump-kills-coal-health-study/

* "How America Lost Its Mind:" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/how-america-lost-its-mind/534231/

* "Opinion | Americans are burning down the house:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/americans-are-burning-down-the-house/2017/07/10/7b522ea6-65af-11e7-a1d7-9a32c91c6f40_story.html?utm_term=.80c482cb7a91

* On History and Monuments: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664006673/blackness-by-your-side-we-need-statues-of-black

* This has a bunch of likes to Joe Arpaio's human Rights abuses at the bottom: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164663729598/anarchoclintonism-weavemama-weavemama-this

* "Dashcam video shows police sexually assaulted Texas woman, lawyer says:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/16/charnesia-corley-houston-texas-police-dashcam-video?CMP=share_btn_tw

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* Black Lives Matter at the Boston Protest/Counter Protest: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164695739177/allonsyforever-blm-organizers-and-protesters

* "Arrest Made In Tee Tee Dangerfield Murder Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/arrest-made-in-tee-tee-dangerfield.html

* "Man Killed After Standing Up For Gay Friends, Witnesses Say:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lake-worth-florida-shooting-gay_us_59895efee4b0d7937389bca4

* "This Man Had To Find A New Place Because He’s Gay — And It’s Totally Legal:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurenstrapagiel/this-man-had-to-find-a-new-place-because-hes-gay-and-its?utm_term=.xoE9GB1qrV#.dh40BRzQyp

* "Former Olympian Gets Proposed To In Venice, And The Pics Are So Romantic:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/olympic-diver-proposal-venice_us_599c69b6e4b06a788a2c311a?section=us_queer-voices&utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=qv_fb&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000050

* "How “fake news” could get even worse:" https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2017/07/economist-explains-3?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/howfakenewscouldgetevenworse

* "A Whopping 91% of Plastic Isn't Recycled:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment/

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* "18th-Century London Burial Thwarted Grave Robbers:" http://www.archaeology.org/news/5777-170801-london-body-snatchers

* "I Repeat: Confederate Is Not A Good Idea Right Now:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/i-repeat-confederate-is-not-a-good-idea-right-now/

* "Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do:"

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* "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 6: Tainted Love:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/the-strain-season-4-episode-6-tainted.html

* "Sunday Sweets: Fabulous Faux Flowers:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/8/27/sunday-sweets-fabulous-faux-flowers.html

* "Honestly, comic book writers have gotta start using their characters for more current events commentary.:" http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/164694561909/phdna-princessamericachavez-honestly-comic

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* "Point About Racism, And Here’s The Result:" http://www.boredpanda.com/supermarket-removes-foreign-groceries-racism-problems-hamburg-germany/

* "Venezuela says US sanctions will lead to halt in oil exports:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41056804

* This is a special level of Republican cruel. "Republicans are forcing St. Louis to lower the minimum wage it just raised:" https://news.vice.com/story/republicans-forced-st-louis-to-lower-the-minimum-wage-it-just-raised

* "Judge Says Arizona Mexican-American Studies Ban Was Racist:" http://time.com/4911822/federal-judge-arizona-mexican-studies-racism/

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* Me watching a mediocre archaeology documentary: Well that's not true. I can think of half a dozen proofs this "expert" is wrong of the top of my head in seconds. Not only have I seen plenty of pictures, read a whole book about them once, but I have actually SEEN one in person in the University Museum multiple times both on family visits and periodically on class trips throughout my growing up. I took Skye to see it that time I took him east to meet my family in the mid-90's. If I, a random reasonably educated person with an interest in history, but no training at all in neolithic archaeology or history, know you are wrong about this big obvious common knowledge thing, how can I trust a single thing he is going to say in the approximately hour and a half left of this thing? Does it not caste a doubt on the whole rest of the information in this show?

Me: Spots other, smaller things I know contradict findings I've read about in archaeological press.

Me: That is a mighty big leap on such small evidence.

Me: This is no longer a mediocre Documentary; this is a bad documentary.

Me: Okay, now they are just making things up whole sale and not clearly separating things extremely likely from the evidence from shit they made up about specific circumstances and motives related to events for which we have no archeological evidence. They flat out can't know this because these folks didn't have writing and there was no associated contemporaneous nearby site that was destroyed in a way that would render this kind of information. It's not "re-enacting" if you are selling an historical fiction you made up as a thing that actually happened.

Me: Grinding teeth. This is no longer a documentary; this is bad historical fiction.

Me: Turns it off halfish way through.

...And this is why when I had to show students historical documentaries in class, at the end of period, I'd do corrections based on notes I'd made of inaccuracies I'd spotted or things more recent research had debunked. It was much easier on my nerves and I felt it instilled a healthy skepticism.

* TW: Rape. "Rotten Ingredients North of the Wall :" https://www.thefandomentals.com/character-gumbo-got-7x06-analysis/

* "This Lousy Game of Thrones Episode was Par for the Course:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/beyond-the-wall-typical-got/

* Apparently, I'm still angry about Penny Dreadful. I am such a sucker for that aesthetic and so much potential, but the racism poisoned it, and the shitty handling and murder of the trans character, and the crappy handling of bisexuality, and the way they basically pissed on everything Eva Green had done with Vanessa in the finale. It teased me with all this stuff I wanted, and did everything possible to make be feel gross for having been taken in and watched it.

* "Deadly Cat Fighting, Clunky Conversations, and Bro-Trips on Penultimate Thrones:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/deadly-cat-fighting-clunky-conversations-bro-trips-penultimate-thrones/

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 8: Heist Heist Baby:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/killjoys-season-3-episode-8-heist-heist.html

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* "Typhoon Hato: Twelve killed as storm sweeps south China:" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-41033428

* "Hurricane Harvey strengthens to Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds:" http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-harvey-strengthens-category-storm-130-mph-winds/story?id=49412285

* This is super late, as it got buried in the news firehouse the last couple weeks. "Indian and Chinese troops clash in disputed Himalayan border region:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/16/indian-chinese-troops-clash-disputed-himalayan-border-region

* "Trump Saves Citgo, Repped by His Ex-Aides, From New Sanctions:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-just-gave-a-big-carve-out-to-citgo-an-oil-giant-repped-by-his-ex-aides

* "Free advice for Trump: Be careful who you retweet:"

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* 45 took a strong stand against human rights and the Rule of law by pardoning Joe Arpaio. Some suspect it is also a practice attempt for his mass pardoning of his criminal associates.

Just a reminder, Joe Arpaio was going to jail for violating a court order to stop arresting and detaining American Citizens without proof of any crime on the basis of race. 45 did an end run around the usual pardon process to show that he will protect police who decide to arrest and hold people of colour for the crime of having melanin and last names racists don't like.

* "Trump flouts presidential pardon's intended healing purpose:"

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* "Rep Gallego: 'Trump is a racist and he's pardoning another...:"

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* "The Sam Clovis factor: Scientist? No. Skilled in the science of influencing Trump? Yes.:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/30/usda-sam-clovis-influence-trump-241114

* Literal NAZI Sebastian Gorka, who wore an Hungarian NAZI badge to the inauguration, has resigned or was fired from the Cabinet of Deplorables.

* "Court rules Texas state House maps intentionally discriminatory, orders Dallas and Tarrant remap:" https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2017/08/24/federal-court-rules-texas-statehouse-maps-intentionally-discriminatory-orders-districts-redrawn

* "Trump seriously considering ending DACA:" https://www.axios.com/trump-seriously-considering-ending-daca-2476724345.html

* "Boston activist uses poetry and protest in fight for equality:" https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/outfront-activist-uses-poetry-protest-equality-fight-n795536

* ""Pennies" by DiDi Delgado:"

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* I do not trust Mattis one centimeter, and even if he were to use maximum discretion to protect serving soldiers, it's still doing terrible things in the areas where there is zero discretion. My best hope is the SLDN law suit, but really, what is needed is a law protecting all service members from these sorts of attacks from bigots. I don't have a lot of hope for that, but we should protest and contact our Congress Critters. We need to make the injustice visible and make it harder for politicians to pretend this cruelty and damage isn't happening. All of you who showed up when it was your health care at risk need to stand up when it's the health care of active duty service members and veterans at risk. "Trump signs transgender military ban:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/25/trump-transgender-military-ban-242049

* "Justice Being Served In Keyonna Blakeney Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/justice-being-served-in-keyonna.html

* "We're racing towards another private debt crisis – so why did no one see it coming?:" http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2017/08/were-racing-towards-another-private-debt-crisis-so-why-did-no-one-see-it

* "Spectacular Roman discovery in Exeter wows experts:" http://www.devonlive.com/news/history/spectacular-roman-discovery-wows-experts-288536

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* So I'm half watching a mediocre archaeology documentary while I'm doing other things, and somehow, my ears hear "flint," but my brain pictures "felt." As in the fabric, so I'm confused for a moment, until I sort it out. Then I start picturing "Captain James Felt" of the Walrus, which quickly devolves into a series of terrible slashy puns. Of course. This really is a good week for imaginary porn parodies.

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* "Pattern of hacking preceded attendee of Trump camp Russia meeting:"

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* 45 has put Wilbur Ross in charge of the colonialist looting of Afghanistan's mineral resources he announced earlier this week.

* "A wounded Trump lashes out at Phoenix rally:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-arizona-phoenix-rally-241923

* "Senate investigators interview dossier firm founder:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/22/politics/glenn-simpson-senate-judiciary-investigators/index.html

* "Exclusive: Top Trump aide's email draws new scrutiny in Russia inquiry:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/23/politics/donald-trump-rick-dearborn-email-russia-investigation/index.html

* "White House prepares for Joe Arpaio pardon:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/23/politics/joe-arpaio-pardon-white-house-paperwork/index.html

* "Napolitano: Arpaio pardon would be a 'dis' to Arizona:"

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* "Trump goes after Flake by name, after pledging not to:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/trump-jeff-flake-name-241941

* "Trump team escalates threats to shut down government:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-team-escalates-threats-shutdown-government-n795506

* "Web hosting company ordered to turn over information on anti-Trump website:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/24/trump-inauguration-protest-dreamhost-court-241973

* Like rats from a sinking ship. "Infrastructure Advisers Quit, Say Trump’s Actions Threaten Homeland Security:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/infrastructure-advisers-trump-homeland-security_us_599ddf67e4b0821444c07fb9?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

* "Former Trump adviser Icahn on NY AG Schneiderman's radar:"

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* "Another Republican stock photo fail:"

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* "Charlottesville: United Nations warns US over 'alarming' racism:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/23/charlottesville-un-committee-warns-us-over-rise-of-racism

* "Bryan Stevenson & Andra Day - The Ideology of White Supremacy in America - Extended Interview:"

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* "Nnamdi Asomugha & Colin Warner - From Friendship to Freedom in "Crown Heights" - Extended Interview :"

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* "Memo outlines Trump ban on transgender people in the US military:"

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* "White House gives Pentagon six months to create new trans military ban policy:" http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/08/23/white-house-gives-pentagon-six-months-to-create-new-trans-military-ban-policy/

* "What trans soldier Albert Cashier can teach Trump about patriotism:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/22/donald-trump-transgender-military-ban-albert-cashier

* "I am holding hands with a girl at the pet store.:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164547838865/ishipbadasschicks-nobodysflower-i-am-holding

* "Historic mystery at sea solved but stays a secret:"

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* "Dear Men:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164588080367/dear-men

* "Good Samaritan bit trying to leash roaming iguana Mr. Jingles:" http://www.unionleader.com/animals/good-samaritan-bit-trying-to-leash-roaming-iguana-mr-jingles--20170814

* "Nuclear Waste: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO):" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwY2E0hjGuU

* "Hillary Clinton Unloads on Trump:"

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* "Serious Trump vs. Somber Trump vs. Freestyle Trump:"

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* ""Michael the Black Man": President Trump's No. 1 Fan:"

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* I gave up trying to make sense of 45's word salad Arizona rant a little before midnight on the grounds that i was exhausted and all I was getting out of it was a headache instead of meaning. I did have a lovely dream about a modern AU where Steve Rogers (me in the dream. Don't judge.) woke from the ice with no real memories of what came before, bet with the same personality and super soldier upgrades. He ended up recruited by Amanda Waller (Yes, I know I'm crossing the Marvel/DC streams) instead of Nick Fury. Meanwhile, when Natasha Romanov defected, she took the Winter Soldier with her. Bucky was exactly as confused with only vague flashes of the Before time. Natasha was running her own ring for Nick Fury out of a garage, with Bucky as mechanic and husband. Steve Rogers was sent for a team up mission between the two agencies. So there is Natasha dressed rather like the matriarch in sons of Anarchy, one elbow on Bucky's shoulder looking me over.Cut for salaciousness: ) And off we went on a mission that was basically a large trapped enemy base infiltration, with bits of memory coming back to both Steve and Bucky. A++ would Steve/Bucky/Natasha base infiltrate again. That and the cuddling Tavy and reading Tanya Huff's Fire Stone were the only good things that happened today.

I did some calculations and determined that I could make the attempt on tires today. This was a terrible mistake. Internet directions looked straightforward. This was a lie. They had me get off in the next town up drive to the highschool make a couple turns and follow this big straight road until I saw it on my right. This was not how we got there last time, but that also involved lots of turns through back country, which is always a terrible fucking idea, as the street signs are seldom good, there are few places to turn around or ask directions, and the local teens have a habit of twisting street signs to lead strangers astray. Worse yet, the nice straight lines on maps are usually lying and things happen like if you go straight at the intersection you are on a different road and to go straight by the map you must go left or right, often with no street sign of the street sign twisted the wrong way and there is no next street sign for another ten miles to tell you you are on the wrong road. All of these things happened, of course, which was why I was dreading doing this, especially without a navigator. I burned a third of a tank of gas, pulled over in a bunch of church lots, a factory lot, and someones house to consult maps. The internet directions and the address I was aiming for did not match, as the streets did not connect....

Low on gas I hit the end of the road where it was meant to be where was a baptist church. I checked the doors on the grounds that even at a weird time on a Thursday afternoon in summer, you can sometimes catch altar guild ladies or bible study or what have you and the building was large and complicated and I couldn't tell if there was a rectory tucked away somewhere. I was exhausted hot, half panicked as I could not be sure where I was and was not all that clear where the Interstate was. I was not sanguine there was anyone there, as I didn't see cars out font, but the lot stretched behind so I gave it a shot anyway. This is the PNW, and I know full well if one looks distressed enough sometimes the act of looking obviously distressed will attract help. (This works particularly well when you are having car trouble and it is pissing down rain. Seriously folks, I live here for a Reason, and this is one of the benefits along with ideal climate until climate change started fucking with it, closeness to Canada, excellent laws, strong education system, social safety net, Queer friendliness, beauty of the landscape, access to civilized amenities....) The weather was hot and clear, but the hope was there. Doors were locked, but an elderly gentleman on a bike saw my distress an stopped. (Seriously. PNW). I braced myself for being evangelized, but I was happy to deal with that in exchange for him letting me follow him to the tires. He lived next door, so got his truck and took me there. (I didn't get the impression he was the preacher, though he may have been. He came off more like a true believer of the sort that hold those places together, especially in the middle of no where). I let him give me a new testament which he inscribed himself and let him evangelize me, and used proper church phrases. I am really good at this given my upbringing, even though obviously I did not have a baptist upbringing. I did my very best to give him all the gratefulness and interest i clearly owed him in exchange for his help. I did not tell him I had a much better translation of old and new testaments with apocrypha on my reference shelf which I keep handy for arguing with homophobes on the internet mostly. Episcopalian are hard core into Bible study, both my parents and my mother's mother were at various points vestry, mom and Grammy had both been church treasurers. My mom taught Sunday school, did bell choir, ran pageants, planning was a lector. Mom and Grammy were both on planning committees and the like at various times. All three of them were on various reverend searches. My Dad and I were in choir. I'd done Bible study pretty much since I was old enough for chapter books and went to a school with chapel three times a week where I had classes where we did things like comparative religion, bible study, history of monotheism, etc.. I was the only one in the Medieval Studies program in college who arrived with a working knowledge of Medieval heresy. My choice to break with monotheism was deeply considered and irrevocable, not out of bitterness and certainly not out of ignorance. Buddhism fit better for a host of reasons, and i am just not a theist.

But polite is polite and he went waaaaaay out of his way to help me and I really was grateful. I paid my coin in attention and good manners and took my new testament meekly. I had burned so much gas, I wasn't sure there was enough to get home, so I bought the very cheapest tires instead of second cheapest, but they looked sound, and drove well at 70 on the long flat stretch of the highway in moderate wind, and breaking and lane changes were noticeably better, so I felt like they were a pretty good deal all things considered. The man who took my money, was very likely one of my students the last two years I taught. He had a distinctive face and went to the right middle school. I gassed up and had a ridiculously easy time getting home, as the highway was RIGHT there, but the gas station down the road. If I'd known, I could have just gone north to that exit, made a right off the ramp, and another right, driven a bit and there it would have been. Fucking A! I'd have had the better tires, not had to gas up, and not had a frustrating, exhausting, and occasionally dangerous all afternoon country drive in the heat.

At least we know where it is now.

* Tavy update: I think he's finally turning into a cat, for which I am greatful. I don't just mean that he's adult shape and weight, though that is true. I've noticed he's settled down a lot in the last two weeks or so. nHis sleep/cuddle/play balance is more young adult cat than kitten, which is dramatically easier on me, given how extra he was when he arrived even for a kitten. He's more willing to entertain himself in less destructive ways while I am asleep or out of the apartment with toys, busy box, busy bag, and contents himself with stealing the half piece of paper towel I use to keep my next to the desk coaster from being overwhelmed by ice water sweat, instead of stealing entire rolls of paper toweling, tp, and or books to shred. (He really likes shredding.) I will happily sacrifice half a paper towel segment a day not to wake up to things shredded and broken all over the apartment. He's also been dramatically less violent with me in that two week span, something I've been working on since we got him. He loves wrestling, which involves launching himself at my forearm, digging teeth and claws in hard as he can and attempting to disembowel it with his hind leg, which really fucking hurts and does real damage. I happily offer diversions, such as toys he can maul, string, cat in bag, etc.., but until recently we had a minimum of a half hour a day where he persistently tries and frequently really hurts me. We're down to one or two attempts every few days, and he's way easier to divert. He' still too violent with Squirrel and LM, hence the limited contact between the cats. (No one likes being bitten, no matter how much he likes biting. He genuinely thinks he's playing). Squirrel refuses to be strict with him as far as the mauling goes, so I'm not sure how well things will generalize, but I am really hopeful seeing how much he's improving. I've also noticed how much better he's gotten over the course of the summer at compensating for his disability. He's such a sweet, cuddly little guy, and I'm really enjoying who he's growing up to be.

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$) Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* So the town to the north of me has a road called "Dick Stone Lane." We assume it was named for some specific person, but Wednesday we decided "Dick Stone" ought to be the star in a noir porn parody. Dick Stone Private Dick! He should be based on Humphrey Bogart, obviously.

So this morning as I was getting dressed, I realized that it should clearly be based on the Maltese Falcon, because clearly Dick Stone needed to star in the Maltese Dildo as private dick, Hump Free Boggart. (I know backwards, but pun!) I can see the golden dildo being held aloft right now. Come on, you'd watch it. I could be hilarious and brilliant in the right hands! (Waggle brows).

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

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* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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* "U.S. Expands North Korea Sanctions, Seeks to Seize Millions:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-22/treasury-sanctions-russian-chinese-companies-over-north-korea

* "How Trump swallowed a bitter Afghanistan pill:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-afghanistan-generals-241886

* "Trump cuts funding for Obama's teen pregnancy program:" https://www.axios.com/trump-teen-pregnancy-2473732671.html

* Nobody tell 45 about Oregon Republican Art Johnson, because a conspiracy theorist pretending to collect strangers' pee "for science" and who thinks radiation is good for you so we need to expose people to it is exactly the sort of person 45 would pick to replace Perry at the Department of Energy, just saying.

* Not content to simply commit us to forever war in Afghanistan and order increased deployments, 45 decided today to deliberately sew chaos and confusion amoung our troops by sending the order for the trans military ban in place, doing such a shitty job of it that no one knows how implantation will work and what will happen to active duty trans soldiers and their medical care. There is an absolute ban on recruitment, which is one of the few coherent things in the policy. Why does he hate our troops so? why does he work so hard to demoralize them and harm military readiness? I still need to do more reading, and I have a ton of things in my queue. I am exhausted, so likely, there will be more tomorrow.

In any case, we have six months to fight this with protests and lawsuits. Calling your Congress Critter can't hurt either, as they've started doing some end runs around 45's shittier foreign policy things.

* Giant Crocs: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/164441116976/thesteveoprojekt-thecuckoohaslanded#notes

* "Kilroy was Here:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164507282913/nicholassabalos-kilroy-was-here-hes-engraved

* "Trump's Troublesome Response to the Charlottesville Violence:"

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* My Thursday socializing got moved to Wednesday. I made rose (with a touch of lavender and coconut) cupcakes which we had with vanilla icing and assorted cake condiments, and served blackberry sage sweet tea and my tart lemonade. The wind started coming up around 8 so I took them to the store and home as the long flat stretch between my town and the next one north is not safe with bald tires at posted speed in high winds. I have hopes of wind shield wipers in the next couple of days. Which specific day depends on how I feel and the weather.

* Want to donate to help make the car safe for rain? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* "Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 6:" http://imgur.com/gallery/W4LOw#Er2TZ2Y

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

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* "India court bans Islamic instant divorce in huge win for women's rights:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/22/india-supreme-court-bans-islamic-instant-divorce-triple-talaq

* "Can these super-crops feed Africa?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-40998384/can-these-super-crops-feed-africa

* "Ischia earthquake: Three brothers freed from rubble:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41007613

* "Woman’s body found as Danish police search for missing journalist:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/21/missing-journalist-died-in-submarine-accident-inventor-tells-police

* I have so many questions. "Trump-shaped ecstasy pills seized by police:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/22/europe/germany-trump-ecstasy-pills/index.html

* "Trump risks obstruction charge pressuring McConnell on Russia...:"

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* "Trump attacked McConnell on Russia investigation: NYT:"

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* So it is looking an awful lot like Trump has decided to go to political war with Mitch McConnell because McConnell refused his demands to obstruct justice, according to Republican sources.

* Only 1057? Are they sure? "365 days of Trump’s claims:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/trump-claims-database/?utm_term=.4bab9b0ca2b2

* "Trump aides plot a big immigration deal — that breaks a campaign promise:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article168425547.html

* "Senators Try to Force Trump Admin to Declare WikiLeaks a ‘Hostile’ Spy Service:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/senators-try-to-force-trump-admin-to-declare-wikileaks-a-hostile-spy-service

* "Pence on Confederate statue controversy: ‘I’m someone who believes in more monuments’:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/347444-pence-on-confederate-statue-controversy-im-someone-who-believes-in

* "Trump special adviser Carl Icahn mired in self-dealing scandal:"

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* "Louise Linton: 'Your life looks cute':"

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* "Breitbart editor pledges to do 'dirty work' for Bannon, smears Ivanka:" http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/22/media/breitbart-prank-emails/index.html

* "Amy Klobuchar - Fighting for an America that Leaves No One Behind - Extended Interview:"

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* TW: HateSpeech. "CEO critical of Trump responds to angry backlash:"

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* I have started hearing some things that suggest now would be a good time to remind folks that UVA and the City of Charlottesville were targeted by white supremacists because they were trying to do the right thing as far as taking down confederate monuments and taking steps to make things better and more inclusive. Charlottesville has a Democratic mayor. The businesses and people living in Charlottesville are not the enemies and many of the counter protesters live there. Boycotting Charlottesville and UVA is the opposite of standing up for decency and justice, just as boycotting and harassing Russian and Ukrainian immigrants who fled here was the exact wrong to protest Putin's anti-gay policies.

It is incredibly important that we support the victims rather than scapegoat them. I know our brains make associations that aren't entirely rational, but we can reign that shit in if we're aware of it.

* "India vs. China: Brawl on the Beach:"

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* "The Secret Service Is Strapped for Cash:"

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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* 45, a man so stupid he decided to stare directly into the sun today, also decided to go back to W.'s policy in Afghanistan because he thinks that worked brilliantly and also directly poked at Pakistan in a way likely to stir up trouble between them and us and worsen the forever tense situation between Pakistan and India. Remember these are nuclear powers. *head desk*

* Republicans are unconscionably wasteful of tax payer funds. "Exclusive: Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/21/secret-service-cant-pay-agents-because-trumps-frequent-travel-large-family/529075001/

* "The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/08/20/the-trump-administration-just-disbanded-a-federal-advisory-committee-on-climate-change/?utm_term=.1ba110700eae

* "Republican committees have paid nearly $1.3 million to Trump-owned entities this year:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/08/21/republican-committees-have-spent-nearly-1-3-million-at-trump-owned-properties-this-year/?utm_term=.932c27d9e682

* "McConnell undercuts Trump's claim: 'Most news is not fake':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/21/mitch-mcconnell-trump-fake-news

* "Cat Stevens - Moon Shadow:"

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* "Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart:"

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* I am trying to figure out if I'm sick or if it's a matter of chronic pain and a bad allergy season teaming up. The result is crap for sleep and general ickiness. I know I need to sell off more of my collection for bills, but the task is daunting even without the fogginess in my head.

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* "What you missed on 7x06 of Game of Thrones:" http://bb8s.tumblr.com/post/164459172784/what-you-missed-on-7x06-of-game-of-thrones

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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* "Pauline Hanson wears burka in Australian Senate:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-40957255

* "Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40957089

* A reminder about Colonialism, BP, the CIA, and the modern history of Iran: http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/164422885508/ithelpstodream

* "Is Russia using the Alt-Right to undermine U.S. democracy?:"

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* "Who’s the conspiracy theorist once retweeted by Trump?:"

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* "Outcry after Trump defends Confederate monuments:"

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* "Heather Heyer’s mom gives heartbreaking yet stirring funeral speech:" https://mic.com/articles/183859/heather-heyers-mom-gives-stirring-funeral-speech-this-is-just-the-beginning-of-heathers-legacy?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.XD1gQ6kXu

* "Illinois Senate passes measure calling for neo-Nazis to be classified as terror groups:" http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/346436-illinois-senate-calls-for-neo-nazis-to-be-classified-as-terror

* "Archaeologists find key to tracking ancient wheat in frozen Bronze Age box:" https://phys.org/news/2017-07-archaeologists-key-tracking-ancient-wheat.html

* "Iron Age settlement found on West End housing development:" http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/regional/herefordshire/15449090.Dig_reveals_village_castle_was_left_unfinished/

* "Fort Built by Mysterious 'Painted People' Found in Scotland:" https://www.livescience.com/59990-pictish-fort-unearthed-in-scotland.html

* "Dig reveals village castle was left unfinished:" http://www.kidderminstershuttle.co.uk/news/regional/herefordshire/15449090.Dig_reveals_village_castle_was_left_unfinished/

* "Dick Gregory's devastating, and funny, attack on racism:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/20/opinions/dick-gregory-model-opinion-obeidallah/index.html

* "You Bet Your Life - OUTTAKES (Complete!):"

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* "Eartha Kitt, I Want to be Evil:"

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* ""Infodump," "Mary Sue" And Other Words That Authors Are Sick Of Hearing:" http://io9.gizmodo.com/infodump-mary-sue-and-other-words-that-authors-are-1663345948

*****
* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

* This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/

* Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

* List of places to donate to help trans service members and fight the planned attack on active duty trans soldiers: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163475550346/moonbian-hey-i-know-reblogging-posts-about-how

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com

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