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* I am not and have never been a fan of the house of Hanover/Windsor, am no fan of monarchy, and I side eye modern royals just generally, but I do honestly appreciate Prince Harry talking about seeking psychiatric help for dealing with his grief at the loss of his mother, because any fucking thing we can do to destigmatize getting psychiatric help is important.

* "Scotland just generated enough renewable energy to power itself for six days:" http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/scotland-renewable-wind-energy-power-electricity-three-million-homes-118-per-cent-of-households-a7855846.html

* "'Unprecedented' outbreak of dengue fever plagues Sri Lanka:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/25/health/sri-lanka-dengue-fever/index.html

* "Rola Hallam - How CanDo Is Responding to the Health Care Crisis in Syria - Extended Interview:"

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* "Trump boy scout Jamboree speech angers parents:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40715185

* "The 29 most cringe-worthy lines from Donald Trump's hyper-political speech to the Boy Scouts:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/25/politics/donald-trump-boy-scouts-speech/index.html

* It’s not over and the ruling is not all bad. Do not deregister. We need to vote these people out. "U.S. judge allows Trump election commission to seek voting data:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-vote-idUSKBN1A92HX

* "Trump's faint praise for Sessions: 'Time will tell':" http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-rips-jeff-sessions-being-very-weak-clinton-leakers-n786211

* "AP sources: Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions:" https://www.apnews.com/966ae4f389064b2b90d84b03d260730e/AP-sources:-Trump-speaks-to-advisers-about-firing-Sessions

* "Jeff Sessions Is Growing ‘Pissed’ at Trump, His Allies Say. And He Doesn’t Plan to Quit.:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/jeff-sessions-is-growing-pissed-at-trump-his-allies-say-and-he-doesnt-plan-to-quit

* "Top Senate Democrat warns Trump over replacing Sessions to derail Russia probe:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-sessions-schumer-idUSKBN1AA25P

* "Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/24/jared-kushner-new-york-russia-money-laundering

* "What's dangerous about a compromised person in public office:"

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* Contains Ableist and fat shaming language as well as the original death threat. "Sen. Reed on hot mic: I think Trump is crazy:"

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* "Warren: It's up to us to say 'no deal' on GOP health/tax plan:"

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* "Democrats fight for time and transparency on gop health/tax bill:"

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* John McCain's words were very pretty, but it's his actions that count.

* "What’s next for the Senate Republicans’ effort to repeal Obamacare, in one flowchart:" https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/24/16019984/obamacare-repeal-republican-flow-chart

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/
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* Police picked a random house and shot an innocent unarmed upstanding citizen through the door without warning, then lied that they could somehow see that he had a gun through the opaque closed door even though they didn't, then lied that they shouted warning that he should drop the gun they decided to pretend he was holding. The entirely innocent victim was Latino, so want to bet what's going to happen to the men who decided to assassinate him for no reason then lie on a police report? "Officers kill man with no active warrants at wrong house:" http://m.wmctv.com/wmctv/db_401748/contentdetail.htm?full=true&contentguid=AUdiWnEV&pn=&ps=#display

* The Dyke March is even more horrible than previously thought. Turns out they aren't just proudly antisemetic but they hate the very people the march is named after: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163447550187/brigdh-alogicals-so-let-me-get-this-straight

* "Senators Don't Know What's In The Healthcare Plan They Passed:"

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* "The GOP Brings the Dead Health Care Bill Back to Life:"

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* "Stephen Warns Trump About The Dangers Of Self-Pardoning:"

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* "Stephen Introduces His Anthony Scaramucci Impression:"

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* "Trump Really Puts The 'Fraud' In Voter Fraud Commission:"

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* "Donald Jr.'s Meeting Looked An Awful Lot Like 'Ocean's Eleven':"

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* "Weren't We Done With This? - Trump's Travel Ban & Another Bathroom Bill:"

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* When I went out before dawn to take back some library to the time traveling book drop, the breeze was so soft and fresh off the bay that it filled me with delight. As it turns out on returning, I discovered one can smell our lilies out in the hall, but I figure it's more pleasant than the usual mix of pot smoke and other people's nasty cooking.

* The first pinks opened yesterday, but it was one on each spray. Luckily the branch mates opened at dawn, so here are the first four. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163446414057/the-first-pinks-opened-yesterday-but-it-was-one

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here:
https://lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/chechnya-en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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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* "Ron Perlman talks Trump speech patterns:"

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* "Trump’s voter fraud panel holds first public meeting:"

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* "Lee calls Ryan ‘autocratic’ over war authorization amendment...:"

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* This terrifies me. "When conservative news devolves into right-wing propaganda:"

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* "NRA ad suggests journalists are more dangerous than every NRA member combined:" https://mic.com/articles/182393/the-nra-releases-another-horrifying-ad-this-time-threatening-journalists-and-politicians#.WjGa0RaAB

* "IBM's Message To Its Employees:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/ibms-message-to-its-employees.html

* "Dee Whigham Killer Sentenced To 40 Years:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/dee-whigham-killer-sentenced-to-40-years.html

* "Cosplaying Sistahs Exist At Comic Con:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/cosplaying-sistahs-exist-at-comic-con.html

* They are planning to vote gender essentialism into Federal Law, stripping Trans People of Civil Rights protections in all jurisdictions throughout the country. "H.B. 2796:" https://genderidentitywatch.com/2017/07/17/h-b-2796-usa/

* "World Cinema - Part 1: Crash Course Film History #14:"

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* "How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State:" http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/science/how-norway-avoided-becoming-a-fascist-state-20170216

* "Artifacts suggest humans arrived in Australia earlier than thought:" https://phys.org/news/2017-07-artifacts-humans-australia-earlier-thought.html

* "Zeidwig – The Gong Show:"

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* "Intrepid Dance – The Gong Show:"

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* Internet, multiple people have been asking me for book reccies and I am failing miserably at thinking of things they haven't already read. I'm looking for recommendations with either a strong woman protagonist with women friends (avoid not like other girls trope) and/or LGBTQIA protagonist in the fantasy and/or historical fiction genres, with no major character deaths an a happy ending. I am excellent at the first half, but my taste runs dark and I can't top of my head find sufficient happy endings. Diverse cast a plus.

Help me out folks! Help me find awesome new books to read and share!

* First full branch of white lilies harvested this season. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163353867412/first-full-branch-of-white-lilies-harvested-this

* "Aspic aspirations - is savoury jelly worth reviving?:" https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2010/apr/30/aspic

* "Superhero Sweets For SDCC:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/7/23/superhero-sweets-for-sdcc.html

* On Marvel Deciding to make Supergirl a NAZI: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163354710181/polymathic-polyphony-murdershegoat

* Kinky Medieval Art: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163324702127/wolvesdreamofnewdays-thoodleoo-this-is

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

- Relics. The return of Montgomery Scott. This one was incredibly exciting when it was new, and at the same time as heartbreaking as Spock's father's dementia, though the ending is so much more upbeat.

- Schism. Data's infamous cat poem. I know the whole Riker can't sleep/sensor glitch thing is the main plot, but let's face it, Data's struggle with poetry is very relateable and the interesting bit of the episode, until it starts getting creepy round about Worf at the Barber. Side note: How can anyone sleep in that position? No wonder Riker is having trouble even absent the McGuffin. This episode really does an excellent job of creating a spooky atmosphere even with the way the enterprise looks and the holodeck scene is really effective.

- True Q. Environmental commentary is unfortunately completely on point here in the 21st century. Poor young Q. Horrible usual Q.

- Rascals. I have so many questions about how this transportaer accident worked. Why is Picard the oldest child when Guinan is the dramatically older adult, for example? Why did their clothes shrink? Like the people got younger, and smaller is a side effect of that, but why does making clothes younger make them child sized instead of, say reducing them to component parts? Look, this is a fun episode and I really enjoy this sort of character exploration, but I can't help pick at the illogic. How can I not enjoy Mini-Picard? The mini-Guinan/Ro interaction? The flagrant swashbuckling?

I continue to give no fucks about the O'Brien marriage. I also think it's way too early to have serious conversations about long term what to do if she's stuck twelve. Fuck's sake, give it a little time to figure out if it's temp or if it's longer term! Yes, figure out who is sleeping where tonight because otherwise eeeew; yes comfort because what happened is genuinely scary and pull the rug out from under you fuck with your head, but why invite pointless drama over long term results of something that could be fixable soon? Deal with now, now, and save long term planning for when you have a prognosis. Of course, this is why a lot of conventional relationships in media are boring and unpleasant. I am not conflict avoidant in real life, but my RL relationship style is to have serious conversations as needed but not to make drama for the fun of getting angry at each other. It always seemed to me that the O'Brian marriage is about escalating situations that call for calm discussion and negotiation. I just... ugh.

There are so many nice little moments in here, like mini-Picard enjoying his hair, Riker using technobabble as a weapon, and the bed Jumping. Seriously, season six is comparatively well written despite it's flaws. I love how good Guinan is at this and how clever. I love how Picard mini-Picard is. I love them using the appearance of childhood including the undignified Picard tantrum.

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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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* "A Parable From Down Under for U.S. Climate Scientists:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/climate/a-parable-from-down-under-for-us-climate-scientists.html?mcubz=0

* "Theresa May orders contaminated blood scandal inquiry:" https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/11/contaminated-blood-scandal-theresa-may-orders-inquiry

* This is so gross. "Trump told the French First Lady that she was "in such good shape":" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-tells-french-first-lady-she-s-such-good-shape-n782696

* "State Department spent more than $15,000 for rooms at new Trump hotel in Vancouver:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/state-department-spent-more-than-15000-for-rooms-at-new-trump-hotel-in-vancouver/2017/07/12/5eba5d0c-61bf-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?utm_term=.f6729351feac

* "Judge: Grandparents count as close family for travel ban:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/14/politics/hawaii-travel-ban-bona-fide-relationships/index.html

* "Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: ‘Watch Your Back , Bitch’:" https://www.propublica.org/article/marc-kasowitz-trump-lawyer-threat-emails-maddow

* "Russian-American lobbyist joined Trump's son's meeting, too:" https://apnews.com/dceed1008d8f45afb314aca65797762a

* Things that make me go Hmmmmm.... "Mike Pence's Press Secretary Won't Say If His Boss Met With Russians:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-pence-marc-lotter-fox-news-no-answer_us_5966f931e4b0a8d46d12100b

* "Conway uses flash cards to explain Russia controversy:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/13/politics/kellyanne-conway-flash-cards-donald-trump-jr/index.html

* "Trump-Russia investigators probe Jared Kushner-run digital operation:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article160803619.html

* "Trump Jr Russian meeting story unpacking like a nesting doll:"

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* "White House fails to protect personal data in voter feedback:"

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* "Health care protesters deploy 'flat Rob Portman':"

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* "Trump's budget would reduce deficit but wouldn't balance like White House promised, CBO says:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/13/cbo-releases-analysis-of-trumps-budget.html

* So steal things people literally need to survive to build a nonsensical wall we don’t need. "King: Use funding from food stamps, Planned Parenthood to pay for border wall:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/politics/steve-king-food-stamps-border-wall-cnntv/index.html

* "Graham introduces repeal back-up plan:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/13/lindsey-graham-health-care-proposal-240503

* So Republicans think their own health care bill is so terrible and potentially deadly they are thinking of exempting themselves from it. "Senate Republicans exempt own health coverage from part of latest proposal:" https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/13/15966034/senate-republicans-exemption

* "As White House election integrity panel begins work, civil rights watchdogs set up a hotline:" https://mic.com/articles/180997/as-white-house-election-integrity-panel-begins-work-civil-rights-watchdogs-set-up-a-hotline?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.Xjw3xWjGx

* "Y'all know that individual health behaviors - choices around nutrition, exercise, smoking, etc. - only account for about 25% of a person’s health status? :" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/162939757550/jhscdood-heavyweightheart-yall-know-that#notes

* "Typecast as a terrorist:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/15/riz-ahmed-typecast-as-a-terrorist?CMP=share_btn_fb

* "AG Sessions under fire for closed-door speech:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/politics/jeff-sessions-alliance-defending-freedom-summit/index.html

* "Chicago Dyke March Drops Pretense, Deploys Anti-Semitic Term Popularized by Neo-Nazis:" http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/240785/chicago-dyke-march-drops-pretense-deploys-anti-semitic-term-popularized-by-neo-nazis?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post&utm_term=Chicago+Dyke+March+Drops+Pretense%2C+Deploys+Anti-Semitic+Term+Popularized+by+Neo-Nazis&utm_content=July2017

* "Liberty over safety is the Texas anti-vaxxer way:" https://news.vice.com/story/liberty-over-safety-is-the-texas-anti-vaxxer-way

* Every time BBC runs that past headlines thing with the guy breaking in to ask the Queen for a smoke, my brain does this. "The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (There is a Light that Never goes Out/Panic):"

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* "Trump Said More Than ‘Bonjour’ To France’s First Lady’ :"

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* "Stephen Recreates Kellyanne Conway's 'Fun With Words':"

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* "The Late Show's Teen Secrets: Snortable Chocolate Edition:"

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* "Stephen's Book Report On The New Steve Bannon Exposé:"

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* "Stephen Takes A Bite Out Of Jeff Sessions:"

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* "Coexisting With The Fair Folk Who Have Taken Up Residence In/Around/Beneath Your University: A How-To Guide:" http://charminglyantiquated.tumblr.com/post/157198258378/coexisting-with-the-fair-folk-who-have-taken-up

* "Poet reveals what it’s like to have sex when you have a disability:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/160155187875/micdotcom-watch-poet-reveals-what-its-like-to

* "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 14):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/160132507312/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-14

* "Jack Rackham and the bust in Boston (’Black Sails’):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/160675459172/jack-rackham-and-the-bust-in-boston-black

* Bullying or Media? http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/160208600200/naamahdarling-spiritscraft-werewolfetude

* "Does Fear The Walking Dead Have A Race Problem?:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/does-fear-walking-dead-have-race-problem.html

* "Foreshadowing with Maps (’Black Sails’):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/161107800922/foreshadowing-with-maps-black-sails

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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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* "Hobby Lobby Purchased Thousands of Ancient Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq:" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/hobby-lobby-smuggled-thousands-of-ancient-artifacts-out-of-iraq/532743/

* "Maddow to news orgs: beware of forged Trump Russia documents!:"

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* "Trump Attacks U.S. Spies, Says ‘Other People’ Could’ve Hacked 2016:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-attacks-u-s-spies-says-other-people-could-have-hacked-2016

* "Trump wants to start charging stores to accept food stamps:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/07/trump-wants-to-start-charging-stores-to-accept-food-stamps.html

* "18 states, consumer groups sue DeVos over delay of student loan protections:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/06/18-states-sue-devos-over-delay-of-student-loan-protections-240260

* "Ethics Office Director Walter Shaub Resigns, Saying Rules Need To Be Tougher:" http://www.npr.org/2017/07/06/535781749/ethics-office-director-walter-shaub-resigns-saying-rules-need-to-be-tougher

* "Voter fraud commission may have violated law:" http://thehill.com/regulation/other/340738-voter-fraud-commission-may-have-violated-law?rnd=1499292453

* TW: Anti-Semitic Death Threats and Hate Speech. Neo-NAZI Trump supporters are threatening to murder reporters children for reporting on this. "Trump’s trolls go on the attack:"

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* I remember Skye designing an economics Unit for First Graders explaining the concept Rick Perry didn’t understand. Just saying. "Rick Perry explains supply and demand, gets it wrong:"

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* "Indiana GOP call for Obamacare horror stories backfires:"

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* "Virginia executes man for killing guard, deputy in 2006:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-virginia-execution-idUSKBN19R142

* "How are there so many shootings in Chicago?:"

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* "34 Fascinating Historical Fashion Facts:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/07/34-fascinating-historical-fashion-facts.html

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "Key questions about the Grenfell Tower fire:" https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/14/key-questions-about-the-grenfell-tower-fire

* "Trump officials considered 'ultimatum' to Cuba:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/338186-exclusive-trump-officials-considered-ultimatum-to-cuba

* "Pentagon to send 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/apnewsbreak-us-to-send-almost-4000-troops-to-afghanistan/2017/06/15/bfa6cb72-522f-11e7-b74e-0d2785d3083d_story.html?utm_term=.82842c7df19d

* "Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/special-counsel-is-investigating-jared-kushners-business-dealings/2017/06/15/5d9a32c6-51f2-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f_story.html?utm_term=.e2f5d8b00302

* "Lobbyist for Russian interests says he attended dinners hosted by Sessions:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/15/lobbyist-russian-interests-jeff-sessions-testimony

* "Hill GOP stunned, disappointed Trump called their bill "mean":" https://www.axios.com/hill-gop-stunned-disappointed-trump-called-their-bill-mean-2442335526.html

* "Trump chooses family event planner to run N.Y. housing programs:" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-chooses-family-event-planner-run-n-y-housing-programs-article-1.3251314

* "Hundreds protest after Minnesota officer acquitted in death of Philando Castile:" http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-philando-castile-shooting-verdict-20170616-story.html

* "Five myths about anti-Semitism:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/157002405081/opinion-five-myths-about-anti-semitism#notes

* "World's Longest Trans Pride Flag Unfurled During LA Resist March:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/worlds-longest-trans-pride-flag.html

* "Classicist Receives Death Threats from Alt-Right over Art Historical Essay:" https://www.artforum.com/news/id=68963

* "Scientists stunned by Antarctic rainfall and a melt area bigger than Texas:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/06/15/scientists-just-documented-a-massive-melt-event-on-the-surface-of-antarctica/?utm_term=.1aa35fa7aaa1

* "Why global emissions must peak by 2020:" http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2017/06/why-global-emissions-must-peak-by-2020/comment-page-2/

* "Once Again, Climate Change Cited as Trigger for Conflict:" https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/once-again-climate-change-cited-as-trigger-for-war/

* "A Brief Account of Why Vampires Are Romanian (or Rather A Not-At-All Brief Account of How They Actually Aren’t):" http://gothiccharmschool.tumblr.com/post/161046422550/a-brief-account-of-why-vampires-are-romanian-or

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "Australia's Turnbull mocks Trump in leaked audio:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/15/asia/turnbull-trump-australia-speech/index.html

* "Trump Modifies Travel Ban to Address Possible Expiration:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-06-14/trump-amends-travel-ban-to-address-possible-expiration-date

* "Hill Democrats sue Trump over foreign business ties:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/14/democrats-sue-trump-emoluments-239534

* "Most Trump real estate now sold to secretive buyers:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/13/trump-property-buyers-make-clear-shift-secretive-llcs/102399558/

* "White House Hands Say Over Afghan Troop Levels to Military:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-hands-say-over-afghan-troop-levels-to-military-1497404106

* "Vets Group Blocked By Trump Describes 'Tweet That Broke The Snowflake's Back':" http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/vote-vets-blocked-by-trump-twitter

* "Ninth Circuit upholds block on Trump's travel ban:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/12/ninth-circuit-upholds-block-on-trumps-travel-ban-239433

* "Manafort still doing international work:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/15/paul-manafort-fbi-trump-239573

* "Trump partner said in running to build FBI headquarters:" https://apnews.com/0b8ee973efe047e4ac0f6cb966799bb6/Trump-partner-said-in-running-to-build-FBI-headquarters

* "Pence hires lawyer with relevant experience; Mueller builds team:"

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* "Hayes: GOP hiding bill because 23M could lose coverage:"

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* "House hearing on gun legislation canceled after shooting:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/14/politics/gun-legislation-hearing-congressional-shooting/index.html

* "House Votes to Limit Powers of First Black Librarian of Congress:" http://www.blackpressusa.com/house-votes-to-limit-powers-of-first-black-librarian-of-congress/

* "GOP congressman: Members of Congress should curtail town halls after Scalise shooting:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/15/politics/kfile-lou-barletta-town-halls/

* "Officials charged with felony over deaths in Flint water crisis:"

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* "What's Killing America’s Black Infants?:" https://www.thenation.com/article/whats-killing-americas-black-infants/

* "Mom furious after teacher gives 7-year-old son with autism a haircut at school:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/teacher-cuts-hair-student-without-permission-1.4016114

* "World War T Is a Protracted Battle, Not A Conservative Political Blitzkrieg:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/world-war-t-is-protracted-battle-not.html

* "Tree-dwelling gray foxes decorate with skeletons:" https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/animals/tree-dwelling-gray-foxes-decorate-skeletons/

* "Muslims Awake To Begin Their Ramadan Fast Were 'A Lifeline' In Grenfell Tower Blaze:" http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/london-fire-muslims-breaking-ramadan-fast-may-have-saved-lives-in-grenfell-tower_uk_59410ad3e4b0d3185486088c

* "Trump Gets Probed for Obstruction of Justice:"

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* "What's in the GOP's Mysterious Health Care Bill?:"

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* "Warning: This Cabinet Meeting May Contain Fawning:"

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* "Trump Didn't Do Anything Wrong Unless It Was But It's Not:"

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* "Kim Jong-Un Is Weaponizing The '95 Chicago Bulls:"

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* "Olivia Wilde Is Starring In The New '1984' (It's Not Called '2017'):"

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* "Eddie Izzard Believes Comedy Is 'Human And Not National':"

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* "Sen. Kamala Harris: 'Hysterical' Or 'A Woman Doing Her Job?':"

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* "Trevor Noah Compares South Africa's Leaders To America's:"

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* "A History of Golems:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/160696210821/a-history-of-golems-wip

* Taking the hobbits to Isenguard as a piece of pop music: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/160787642091/x-cetra-neverwhere-speculativepast-its

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

* "What can I do to help Syria?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161385222607/what-can-i-do-to-help-syria

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

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

* "So, what can people do?*:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/161640495373/so-what-can-people-do

* Want to fight Climate Change? "Ready to Mobilize? Start Here!:" http://www.theclimatemobilization.org/start_here

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* This is my oldest continuous Real Life friend. She is disabled and really needs the money for herself and beasts. To buy jewelry from her: https://www.etsy.com/shop/karjack

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "After firing Comey, Trump hangs with Russians:"

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* "Innocent people don't usually act the way Trump is acting:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/innocent-people-dont-usually-act-the-way-trump-acting

* ...An 45 just admitted today that he fired Comey for investigating the Russia espionage/corruption/treason thing. You know, like everyone assumed. A spokesperson even said they specifically got rid of him to put an end to the investigation.

* "James Comey Firing Overview:" http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com/post/160516611740/james-comey-firing-overview

* If Micheal Flynn is innocent, why is he refusing to turn over his documents?

* "Cracks deepen in White House Flynn story with new Senate...:"

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* "New FBI director McCabe compromised by serious conflict:"

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* "Lawmakers asked Comey to speed up Trump-Russia investigation: WSJ:"

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* "Trump camp makes big fuss over story they say is nothing:"

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* "Warren: Comey was fired because of the Russians:"

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* I don't understand why it's not illegal to sell a green card to foreign nationals in exchange for private "investment" in a family business. "Kushner family impropriety:"

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* "WV reporter arrested for asking HHS Secretary Price a question:"

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* "Two big GOP lies on health care:"

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I do not understand how someone can be considered competent to make law on anything, but especially health care, if they believe that a single trip to an emergency room will kill cancer and therefore the ethical thing to do is prevent people getting cancer treatments and give that money to billionaires instead. Because that is what Raul Labrador’s arguing here. He is saying no one needs pre-natal care, or insulin, or oxygen machines, or heart medication because all fatal illnesses can be cured by one trip to the emergency room so no one actually needs health insurance.

If he is sincere, and he certainly seems to be because he keeps defending his point, he needs to be removed from office before he can do more harm to the people he is personally trying to kill with his power of a lawmaker. If he is lying... I can’t honestly think of a reason one would tell a lie so ridiculously obvious that every person over the age of seven or so in the country knows is not true and is so incredibly cruel in the bargain. It would be like saying jumping suddenly in front of trucks going full speed on the freeway is completely safe and expecting anyone over three to believe it or insisting that standing in the rain will not get one wet.

Similarly Majority Whip Steve Scalise insists that charging one person five times more than another person means they are paying the exact same amount. I bet if I showed a class of kindergartners 1 marshmallow in one hand and five marshmallows ion the other, they would be able to tell me the five marshmallows are more than the one, and those kids aren't even concrete operational thinkers yet. Why is he trusted to vote on any bill having to do with numbers if he knows less about math than a five year old? I have to wonder how he can manage a checkbook if he can't count to ten, let alone understand things like the national budget or how to restructure 17% of the American Economy. Again, I honestly don't understand how a grown man can get to congress without learning primary school math, though I suppose it does explain Republican economic policies in general since they have been arguing since Reagan that subtraction is the same as addition and therefore if we just take away the taxes the rich pay to the government this will magically increase tax revenue instead of shrinking it as actually happens in the real world and has every time they tried it. It also explains why they insist that if we just take away health care from 24 million working Americans it will give them more coverage, if we dramatically increase premiums it will shrink them, and if we deny people coverage for things like ambulances, preventative care, etc. somehow that is better coverage than letting people continue to have them.

* "SPLC sues neo-Nazi leader who targeted Jewish woman in anti-Semitic harassment campaign:" https://www.splcenter.org/news/2017/04/18/splc-sues-neo-nazi-leader-who-targeted-jewish-woman-anti-semitic-harassment-campaign

* So what happened to me this week? I am getting poor quality sleep because the latest infection and my allergies to pretty much the whole outdoors are ganging up on me. Add on a collection of RL and online commitments and I am exhausted and often busy and/or too tired to do a lot of the usual content type things. It's likely going to be sporadically a mess for the rest of this month with RL commitments to locals and the lizard lion festival coming up on line. Bonus points for me losing connectivity late Wednesday early Thursday. Anyway, life happens and I am human, so my apologies in advance for any interruption of service on my end.

* "Torchwood Is Getting a Fifth Season—But Only in Audio Form:" http://io9.gizmodo.com/torchwood-is-getting-a-fifth-season-but-only-in-audio-f-1795014355

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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/

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: https://lgbtnet.org/en

* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

* This is a Real Life friend of mine. They do very much need the money and a number of people and beasts depend on him and his husband. They have been incredibly helpful and supportive of me. If you can kick in, it is a kindness.: https://www.youcaring.com/tod-788345

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: paypal.me/Gwydion or Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Donald Trump says Syria airstrike ordered while eating ‘most beautiful piece of chocolate cake’:" http://globalnews.ca/news/3374365/donald-trump-syria-airstrike-chocolate-cake/

* "North Korea lashes out at US Navy strike group move:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39561410

* "Former Trump advisor Carter Page targeted by FISA warrant: WaPo:"

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* "Trump White House Syria policy rife with contradiction:"

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* "Trump's 'not going into Syria' vow ignores 1000+ US troops there:"

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* So it looks like Trump is so incompetent and willfully ignorant of even the minimum things a president needs to know, like which wars our troops are deployed to that he made the casual (over cake!) decision to launch his failed attack on a Syrian government air field without knowing we have troops in that country, let alone caring how that might effect them.

* "Trump's strong opinions on presidential golfing:"

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* "Trump on pace to surpass 8 years of Obama's travel spending in 1 year:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/10/politics/donald-trump-obama-travel-costs/

* "County considers special tax for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago visits:" http://www.twincities.com/2017/04/10/county-considers-special-tax-for-trumps-mar-a-lago-visits/

* "AP Exclusive: Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout:" https://apnews.com/20cfc75c82eb4a67b94e624e97207e23

* In clearly related news, Manafort just retroactively registered as a foreign agent.

* "Government Watchdog Is Investigating The Trump Transition:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gao-trump-transition_us_58ece162e4b0df7e20456632

* "Spicer: Hitler ‘didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons,’ although he sent Jews to ‘the Holocaust center’:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/04/11/spicer-hitler-didnt-even-sink-to-using-chemical-weapons-although-he-sent-jews-to-the-holocaust-center/?utm_term=.066629f54d94

* "White House ineptitude represented in its spokesman Spicer:"

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* "Who is Trump aide Sebastian Gorka?:"

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* "Secretary Tillerson fails to defend US journalist in Russia:"

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* "Fmr Trump campaign manager Manafort registers as foreign agent:"

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* "Trump Budget Director Admits Their Goal Is High Inequality, Not Low Deficits:" http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/trump-budget-director-wants-high-inequality-not-low-deficit.html

* "DeVos Undoes Obama Student Loan Protections:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-11/devos-undoes-obama-student-loan-protections

* "Oppressor Kenneth Adkins Found Guilty Of Eight Child Molestation Counts:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/oppressor-kenneth-adkins-found-guilty.html

* "Rep. Lewis to Dems: 'Keep the faith':"

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* "Sanders: Dems win if we mobilize & educate:"

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* "Airline Customer Service Matters:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/airline-customer-service-matters.html

* "Report: Body of country's first female Muslim judge found in Hudson River:" http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/328591-report-body-of-countrys-first-female-muslim-judge-found-in

* "After transgender bathroom battle, North Carolina looks to ban same-sex marriage:" http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-north-carolina-same-sex-marriage-ban-20170412-story.html

* A petition against a non-compete agreement that has the potential to worsen the food desert situation: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/end-the-food-desert?source=email&

* "Donald Trump is Panicking About Russia:"

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* I am still sleep shifted into the least useful possible sleep cycle, hence my odd availability. I'm not even trying to fight it right now, as I'm having an out patient procedure Friday early morning that involves cutting open my foot, and at least this way, I'll likely be awake at the appropriate time without struggle. How ambulatory I'll be after and how soon depends on how deep they are forced to explore, so I can make zero guarantees about availability times until likely next week.

* This contains massive Black Sails finale spoilers. It is also hilarious: http://captain-flint.tumblr.com/post/159520863462/amuseoffyre-can-you-imagine-silver-trying-to

* On paper the Almighty Johnsons sounds up my alley. Norse Gods running around New Zealand has a lot of potential as an idea, but the execution? Not so much. It's so clearly written by and for straight men and is incredibly blokey. It literally features a montage of straight people fucking early in the first episode, the plot centers on a war between the sexes and a man's quest to find a woman and fuck her. Charming. Despite including about as much male nudity as female nudity, the women clothed or otherwise are mostly shot for straight male amusement while most of the male nudity is for humor. None of the five male leads is appealing or likeable as characters, though Olaf is at least vaguely amusing. I'm three episodes in and honestly not sure what the fuss is about and I'm having a hard time with the women are either villains or there to be treated like shit by the men ethos. The library bought these things because I asked to see them so I feel like I ought to soldier on. (I'd feel worse about them ordering the series, except there are eleven people in line for them already, so clearly a demand existed). The man character is boring, annoying, weak minded, etc.. Anders makes me want to stab him, being rapey and horrible. Mike rubs me the wrong way. Which leaves annoying, but vaguely amusing Olaf, and hod who so far is the least aweful? I guess. It's not much of an endorsement when one is saying things like "doesn't use the magical equivalent of roofies and hasn't fucked anyone too drunk to consent that we've seen" are about all one can think of praiseworthy to say. When the best one can say about a show is three out of five male leads haven't raped anyone after three episodes... Wait, is that even true? Mike has been lying to his wife their whole relationship about who he literally is. So two out of five possibly understand consent? Maybe? Except I'm doubting Olaf tells partner he's a nonagenarian, which I'm guessing they might object to, and hod isn't exactly coming clean on his T except that one time, so... It gets grosser the more one thinks about it really.

* National Poetry Month:

"Mad Girl’s Love Song - Sylvia Plath:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159509524462/mad-girls-love-song-sylvia-plath

"So We’ll Go No More a Roving By Lord Byron (George Gordon):" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159507820316/so-well-go-no-more-a-roving-by-lord-byron

* I don't normally post dragon cave here, but I just had five eggs die, and I'd like these to live, so please click: Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!


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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Russian arrested in Spain 'over mass hacking':" http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39553250

* "Each Person Who Died in Syria Today Has a Story We’ll Never Know: I Don’t Know How to End the War, But We Must Accept More Refugees:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/159430046272/each-person-who-died-in-syria-today-has-a-story

* "Trump camp unclear on Syria mission's result:"

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* "Spammer's arrest eyed for Trump Russia ties:"

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* "Sen. Cory Booker: Trump 'playing footsie with Russia':"

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* "Not so easy: GOP frets over special elections:"

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* Sean Spicer claimed that Hitler didn't use sarin gas against "his own people," unlike when Assad used it against "innocent people." O.o

* "Mulvaney will order agencies to plan for big cuts:" https://www.axios.com/mulvaney-will-order-agencies-to-plan-for-big-cuts-2352708352.html

* "Trump Preparing Order to Expand Offshore Oil Drilling:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-06/trump-said-to-ready-order-to-expand-oil-drilling-in-u-s-waters

* "Trump seals deal on new Supreme Court confirmation standard:"

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* I decided I would likely never fly again after last time for health reasons. I simply am not well enough for 24-36 hour sagas involving long layovers requiring sleeping on airport floors and being jammed like a sardine into coach, not even for funerals for the last two family member i have left. Watching TSA intimately grope a twelve year old under the new extra intrusive guidelines confirmed this decision as I'm a member of two minorities that get extra scrutiny which makes every checkpoint an adventure. I worry some airline employee will have me no fly listed because they don't like which bathroom I use and I'll get stranded mid-country with no way home. I worry each time they will confiscate my meds instead of just interrogating me extensively about them while I get to stand there in pain explaining cf carrier and AS to them. I hated the old part downs as I don't like strangers touching me and I'm required to not hit these particular strangers. Watching the new more intrusive version I know I simply can't do it. Not even once, let alone the multiple times required for cross country travel.

And now the airlines have a policy of randomly selecting old men to be brutally beaten and dragged off planes, not for any crime, but to make room for last minute employee travel. United Airlines insists it was the old man’s fault they decided to have four thugs randomly beat him unconscious for their convenience and out of reflex the Chicago PD, which wasn’t even involved, is lying about what happened to blame the victim as well instead of arresting the thugs for their unprovoked assault, because the Chicago PD always backs thugs in authority over the rights of the victims. Fuck that! Fuck all of that. I love flying, but I want nothing to do with what it’s become.

* "Chechnya has opened concentration camps for gay men:" http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/04/10/chechnya-has-opened-concentration-camps-for-gay-men/

* Medieval hygiene: https://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/159447054813/torn-by-dreams-rosslynpaladin

* "Into the Badlands, Season Two, Episode Four: Palm of the Iron Fox:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/04/into-badlands-season-two-episode-four.html

* "Supernatural, Season 12, Episode 17: The British Invasion:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/04/supernatural-season-12-episode-17.html

* "Sunday Sweets BRINGS CAKE To The Library!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/4/9/sunday-sweets-brings-cake-to-the-library.html

* National Poetry Month:

e.e.cummings: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159432504324/ee-cummings

"Charles Baudelaire’s The Abyss:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159434354580/charles-baudelaires-the-abyss

"Dylan Thomas reads “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159470306194/dylan-thomas-reads-do-not-go-gentle-into-that

"Destruction By Charles Baudelaire:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159472047430/destruction-by-charles-baudelaire

* I don't normally post dragon cave here, but I just had five eggs die, and I'd like these to live, so please click: Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Four killed by truck driven into crowd in Swedish capital:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-attack-idUSKBN179208

* French Neo-NAZI holocaust revisionism. "Marine Le Pen denies French role in wartime roundup of Paris Jews:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/09/marine-le-pen-denies-french-role-wartime-roundup-paris-jews

* "Schiff says Russia is absolutely 'complicit' in Syrian chemical attack:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/schiff-russia-absolutely-complicit-syrian-chemical-attack/story?id=46677669

* "Egypt Palm Sunday Church Blasts Kill at Least 38:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/egypt-palm-sunday-church-blasts-kill-least-37-n744296

* "U.S. Navy strike group to move toward Korean peninsula: U.S. official:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navy-korea-idUSKBN17A0V5

* We have always been at war with Eastasia. "Trump Administration Is Contradicting Itself On Regime Change In Syria:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-regime-change-syria_us_58ea3b71e4b00de141040930

* "Syria strikes: Site of chemical attack hit again:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/08/middleeast/syria-strikes-russia-donald-trump/

* "Obama aides push back against criticism of inaction on Syria:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-aides-push-back-criticism-inaction-syria-46673923

* "Rep. Khanna on Syria: “Nation hasn’t learned its lesson”:"

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* "Trump has no foreign policy doctrine:"

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* "Rallies ramp up to demand Trump taxes:"

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* "McFarland to Exit White House as McMaster Consolidates Power:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-09/mcfarland-to-exit-white-house-as-mcmaster-consolidates-power

* "Sheriff Clarke called 'all hat, no cattle'–but might win:"

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* "Are Historical Dramas a “Whitelash”Against Racial and Ethnic Representation in Media?:" https://diversityinfilmtv.tumblr.com/post/159151368267/are-historical-dramas-a-whitelashagainst-racial

* Every time the commercial plays "Ne Regrette Rien" some part of me expects a kick.

* I am finding Wonder Woman heavy going. The Beauty contest made we furious at man involved from the writers on down. The two parter with Drusilla and paradise Island was a travesty. It was all male gazy and the Amazons are so excited by the "beauty" of the men they let NAZIs take their island without a fight, and are consistently ineffective against them. Why does Diana even like her stupid, sexist, obnoxious male side kick? She keeps telling us he's the opposite, but the show shows us how shitty he is and how poorly he treats her. I do appreciate the period appropriate sexist treatment of Drusilla in the first half as depiction without endorsement, but the systemic sexism in the design and execution of the show itself sure looks like endorsement to me or at least a complete lack of self awareness on the part of every man involved.

* I was thinking about a post on @poorquentyn​ about Arthur Dayne being dull, but enhanced in Ned and Jaime's eyes. I think this is analogous to Cersei's elevation of Rhaegor, including fan art. I kind of love the idea that they were all three of them basically teenaged fans who never saw through the hype because neither Rhaegor Targaryen nor Arthur Dayne lived long enough for the three to see them from an adult perspective.

* Oh man the Ladies Free skate at worlds was hard to watch. There were a few athletes who gave amazing performances, including the Candaians and Evgenia Medvedeva who broke two records, but most of the women were off and the competition was plagued with mistakes and falls. Look, i know some people watch skating for the falls, but I watch it the way I watch ballet. I watch it because it's beautiful and because it's uplifting to see human performing at the very edge of the physically possible. While several of the performances were heartbreaking, I don't think I've ever seen a skate as painful as Anna Pogorilaya's. She kept falling over and over. She started weeping; I started weeping. When she curled into herself on the ice at the end, I had reached the ugly crying phase and was still tearing up thinking of it all through the next performance. This is the most important skate in a non-Olympic year as it determines which teams get extra Olympic slots next year. There is so much pressure both from themselves and from their federations. The Russian team is so deep and wide when it comes to talent and they have the best women on ice right now all desperate for those slots. Everyone was watching. I am crying right now imagining what she must be feeling.

* "The Boy with Pink Eyes:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159402391867/allylaughsrainbows-hamotzi-this-is-my

* National Poetry Month:
"somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159393746199/somewhere-i-have-never-travelledgladly-beyond

* I don't normally post dragon cave here, but I just had five eggs die, and I'd like these to live, so please click: Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

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* "Viral, Irish senator standing up to Trump:"

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* More things to make you go hmmmm about the Preet Bharara firing. Deutsche Bank is the single largest lender to Donald Trump. Preet Bharara was investigating Deutsche Bank for a massive money laundering scheme that aided the Russian oligarchs who benefit from Putin's Kleptocracy and have "business ties" with Donald Trump. Firing Mr. Bharara and replacing him with Roger Ailes' attorney is likely to end that investigation.

* "The shocking firing of Preet Bharara:"

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* "24 million would lose insurance under GOP health plan: CBO:"

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* Bernie Sanders is out still being Bernie! "How GOP health plan would affect poor in West Virginia:"

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* "Environmental activists slam Trump’s EPA:"

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* "Tragedy of ‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’:"

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* "Muslim Marine Tayyib Rashid is offering to stand guard for Jewish cemeteries, synagogues in Chicago:" https://mic.com/articles/169952/this-muslim-marine-is-offering-to-stand-guard-for-jewish-cemeteries-synagogues-in-chicago?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.fe6E8oDDw

* "The Existence Of Trans Women Is Not Up For Debate, Period:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-existence-of-trans-women-is-not-up.html

* "Casa Ruby Vandalized:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/casa-ruby-vandalized.html

* I said this would be a marathon and not a sprint, but it's always harder living it than imagining it. The dismantling of the already inadequate protections on our civil rights and liberties has been relentless as well as an incredible amount of basic institutions we need to function in a modern society all in under two months. It's depressing to see so much progress roll back so quickly and the constant effort and vigilance required to resist is exhausting. I said back in November that we need artists and comedians and musicians too. This is why. When it is darkest, we must find and savor our moments of delight. I know this is an old song, with a loooong history in the labour movement particularly, but the sentiment it expresses seems to fit this struggle as well as it has so many in the past. Hang in there folks. Keep resitsing, but never forget to feed your heart an spirit too. "Joan Baez- Bread and Roses:"

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* "Can we please let historical women be historical?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158350364122/can-we-please-let-historical-women-be-historical

* "Fascinating Aida - The Market:"

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* "Fascinating Aïda's post-Brexit song - So Sorry Scotland:"

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* I'm likely a hundred under on bills this month, but housing is safe until Fall.

* Where was I Monday? Squirrel and I had a thing we needed to go too, and I was so tired when I got back, I just ate and went to bed. Apologies for the radio silence.

* "No Marvel, You Can't Retcon HYDRA from Nazism and Expect Us to Buy It:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/no-marvel-you-cant-retcon-hydra-from-nazism/

* "The Walking Dead, Season Seven, Episode Thirteen: Bury me Here:" www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/03/the-walking-dead-season-seven-episode_13.html

* This really appeals to my sense of camp. "Ken Day Come-Ons: The Squelching:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/3/13/ken-day-come-ons-the-squelching.html

* "Sunday Sweets: 10 Kids' Cakes The Adults Will Want, Too:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/3/12/sunday-sweets-10-kids-cakes-the-adults-will-want-too.html

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* "Sketchy Trump deal eyed for potential corruption, ties to Iran:"

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* "SEAL's father asks, Did Trump's travel ban jeopardize Yemen raid?:"

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* "Is the new travel ban still unconstitutional?:"

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* "MT mail-in ballot opposed for fear of Democratic turnout:"

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* "House Republicans finally release their health care bill:"

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* "Trump's Unfounded Accusations of Wiretapping:"

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* "Breaking Down GOP Hypocrisy:"

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* "Russian Revelations Continue To Leak Out, Implicating Trump's Inner Circle:"

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* "Cartoon Donald Trump Is Visited By Ghosts Of Presidents Past:"

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* "Anderson Cooper And Kellyanne Conway Are 'Rethinking' Their Relationship:"

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* Remember how I mentioned the sinus infection migrating into my lungs? It's ramping up on my. I was meant to go out and accomplish things Monday, but my body vetoed it. I think things are far enough along I should call and try to talk them into a Doctor's appointment for a third round of antibiotics.

* Marvel making holocaust survivor Magneto into a NAZI is an obscenity. http://barbucomedie.tumblr.com/post/158098000265/rush-keating-singleworkingdadneto-whoops

* Black Sails XXXIV: Everything Burns

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* "National security argument for Trump's travel ban falls apart:"

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* That thing where Trump posed in military attire on the most expensive military boondoggle in US history reminded me so much of W.'s Mission Accomplished" photo op in the flight suit.

* James Comey's FBI, not content with having interfered with the 2016 Presidential election with vague public insinuations against Hillary Clinton about what turned out to be nothing, and the NY Office coordinating with the Trump campaign to help him win, all while the FBI was deliberately hiding information about the Trump campaign also coordinating with Russia on the grounds that making Hillary look guilty when she had done nothing wrong was a matter of such national importance that violating rules requiring FBI neutrality in elections was essential for the good of the nation but letting voters know how deep in bed with the Russians the Trump camp was was not important enough for voters to know, they are now obstructing the Congressional investigation on Russian election interference. #$%^*$%&@$!

Jeff Sessions did finally recuse himself this afternoon. People are wondering if he ordered the obstruction before the recusal, or if significantly more alarmingly, the FBI is doing this on it's own behalf. Another key question is why did the FBI not disclose that Jeff Sessions was under investigation for his Russian contacts or his purgatory during his confirmation hearing during that confirmation hearing? Would not letting Congress know this be the correct thing to do?

* "FBI not cooperating with House on Trump Russia investigation:"

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* "Carter Page: ‘I don’t deny’ meeting with Russian ambassador:"

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* "Send a Potato to Senator Ron Johnson:" http://johnsonpotato.com/

* "DREAMer Arrested Moments After Speaking Out Against Deportations At A News Conference:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/adolfoflores/dreamer-arrested-moments-after-speaking-out?utm_term=.cjeJe9DPBx#.jwq23yLMk4

* "Thousands attend 'Stand Against Hate' rally against Jewish cemetery vandalism:" http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/real-time/Stand-Against-Hate-rally-Jewish-cemetery-vandalism-Mount-Carmel-March-2-2017.html

* "Jewish cemetery vandalized in New York, third case in 2 weeks:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/03/us/jewish-cemetery-vandalized-headstones-new-york/

* "Muslim group calls for FBI after Wash. teen hanging ruled suicide:" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/muslim-group-calls-fbi-wash-teen-hanging-ruled-suicide-article-1.2985861

* TW: Hate Crimes described. "Do ALL Black Lives Matter?:"

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* "New York City school staff are now required to call trans students by preferred pronouns:" https://mic.com/articles/170163/new-york-city-school-staff-are-now-required-to-call-trans-students-by-preferred-pronouns?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.tcCsS6TEw

* "Evelyn Hooker’s groundbreaking research exploded the notion that homosexuality was a mental illness, ultimately removing it from the DSM.:" http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/02/myth-buster.aspx

* "Facial reconstruction made of 'brutally-killed' Pictish man:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-39002843

* "The environmental movement grapples with social justice in the age of Trump:" https://thinkprogress.org/the-environmental-movement-grapples-with-social-justice-in-the-age-of-trump-d0cb863c7996#.34vs4x623

* "Waiting For Godot’s Obamacare Replacement Starring Patrick Stewart :"

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* "Stephen On Trump's Speech: Just Because You Act Presidential, Doesn't Mean You Are:"

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* "After Well-Received Speech, Trump's Team Basks In The Afterglow:"

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* "Jeff Sessions Can't Recuse Himself From Stephen's Monologue:"

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* "Trump (Kind of) Responds to Jewish Attacks-The Daily Show with Trevor Noah:"

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* "Chris Colfer Wrote A Dark 'Candyland' Fan Fiction Musical:"

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* Thursday night I had people over for dinner and then we all went grocery shopping. It was nice to well enough to people for the first time in a month or so.

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* "Many avenues of investigation for Trump Russia connection:"

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* "Trump choices, like Manafort, not so odd from Russian perspective:"

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* "New Commerce Secretary at nexus of lucrative Trump Russian deal:"

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* "Sen. Durbin: GOP trying to bury Russia scandal:"

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* "Trump tours African-American museum:"

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* "Trump: ‘Nobody knew’ health care so complicated:"

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* "Breast cancer survivor on ACA repeal: 'It's dehumanizing':"

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* "Will Trump address antisemitism with action?:"

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* "Police reform in the age of Trump:"

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* Yes, I supported a different candidate, but I also said all a long that there were at least four candidates for DNC Chair that I would be fine with, and Mr. Perez choosing Mr. Ellison as his Deputy assuages most of my concerns. The proof will be in their effectiveness, of course and I will certainly be watching how things go. The important thing in this moment s that the party get it's shit together and start fighting hard for our values instead of letting the worst voices run rough shod over the rest of us.

* "My Sisters, I Want You To Grow Old:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/my-sisters-i-want-you-to-grow-old.html

* "Rest In Power and Peace, Ciara McElveen:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/rest-in-power-and-peace-ciara-mcelveen.html

* "Mean Tweets – Oscars Edition :"

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* "Trump's Nuclear Plan: It's Like The Cold War All Over Again:"

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* "Cartoon Donald Trump Dreads The White House Correspondents' Dinner:"

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* "It was super lucky I went out to exchange routers when I did.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157792169651/it-was-super-lucky-i-went-out-to-exchange-routers

* "The Seven Most (in)Famous Secondary Houses in Westeros :" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-seven-most-infamous-secondary-houses-in-westeros/

* "Sunday Sweets: Masquerade!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/2/26/sunday-sweets-masquerade.html

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* "Sweden's official Twitter account is dragging Trump for lying about a terrorist attack:" https://mic.com/articles/169066/sweden-official-twitter-dragging-donald-trump-last-night-in-sweden-lying-terrorist-attack?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.Ca8oBYris

* "The White House, the FBI, and the Russia investigation:"

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* "Swastika made of feces found at Rhode Island art school:" http://www.timesofisrael.com/swastika-made-of-feces-found-at-rhode-island-art-school/

* "Transgender rights under fire in Trump era:"

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* "George Takei Talks About Trans Rights Rollback:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/george-takei-talks-about-trans-rights.html

* "Hey Media, We Trans Folks Have A Flag - Use It!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/hey-media-we-trans-folks-have-flag-use.html

* "Against Normalization: The Lesson of the “Munich Post”:" https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/normalization-lesson-munich-post/

* "The One Bathroom Privilege Trump Won't Take Away: Toilet-Tweeting:"

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* "'Real News Tonight': A Reliable Source For News Trump Will Like:"

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* "Advice For Avoiding Campaign Scandals: Get It Out There:"

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* "Stephen Visits NASA To Begin His Astronaut Training:"

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* Taboo: Why is anyone still helping James Delaney?

* I'm not crying; you're crying! On Rogue One and Anti-Fascism: https://www.tumblr.com/reblog/157065920803/5Kluqw66/?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Flettersfromtitan.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F157065920803%2Fi-started-sunday-morning-with-the-11am-showing-of

* "More Maps on ‘Black Sails’:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/157491473287/more-maps-on-black-sails

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* TW: Pedophilia. "Nearly 2,000 Catholic Church figures implicated in child sex abuse report:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-06/royal-commission-into-child-sexual-abuse-begins-in-sydney/8242600

* "Leaked Trump tape: 'You are the special people':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-leaked-audio-clubs-guests-235161

* "In a month, the Trump family has cost taxpayers almost as much as the Obamas did in a year:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-costs-trips-security-taxpayer-barack-obama-month-year-a7586261.htm

* I've been weeping over this off and on for two days, both the desecration and the kindness. "‘Every person deserves to rest in peace': American Muslims raising money to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2017/02/21/every-person-deserves-to-rest-in-peace-american-muslims-raising-money-to-repair-vandalized-jewish-cemetery/?utm_term=.7a17157b83ea

* Trump has rescinded Title 9 protections for trans students as part of Jeff Sessions' pro-bullying anti-education/anti-civil rights agenda over Betsy DeVos' (of all people) initial objections. According to the administration, removing protections from trans children will somehow "protect all students to encourage civility in our classrooms." Presumably "all students" really just means bullies, because somehow I'm doubting that the trans children are feeling particularly safe just now.

* I went out for forage, library, and to pay a small bill today. There were two pro Trump people out demonstrating in a construction zone. The creep with the big Trump banner saw what colour I was and smiled and gave me the thumbs up, assuming my support. I desperately wanted to give him the finger, but was turning and navigating construction cut outs and resulting traffic confusion. I am still angry my worry about not accidentally side swiping erratically moving traffic left him the impression I signed on to any part of his agenda. Yuck.


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* "Chief calls for action after 30 recent suicide attempts in Black Lake:" http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/chief-calls-for-action-after-30-recent-suicide-attempts-in-black-lake-1.3267320#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=6xc7pwI

* "Angela Merkel is now the leader of the free world, not Donald Trump:" http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/angela-merkel-donald-trump-democracy-freedom-of-press-a7556986.html

* "Bannon: War Between U.S. And China Is Inevitable, And That's Not The Only Conflict Coming:" http://reverbpress.com/world/war-u-s-china-way-says-bannon/

* "Steve Bannon’s influence on Trump:"

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* "Trump lashes out at judge who put his travel ban on ice:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-travel-ban-legal-win-234634

* "How to Respond to Donald Trump's Betrayal of American Values:" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/a-clarifying-moment-in-american-history/514868/

* "Trump Just Removed White Supremacist Groups From Terror Watch Program:" http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/02/02/trump-just-removed-white-supremacist-groups-terror-watch-program/

* "Dear People Demanding to Know Why Hillary Clinton Isn't Doing Whatever It Is You Think She Needs to Be Doing in This Moment:" http://www.shakesville.com/2017/01/i-write-letters.html#disqus_thread

* "JCCs around the nation face third wave of bomb threats:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jewish-community-centers-face-third-wave-bomb-threats-nationwide-n715086

* "It may only take 3.5% of the population to topple a dictator – with civil resistance :" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/01/worried-american-democracy-study-activist-techniques

* From GamerGate to Trump Voters: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/156831622621/robotlyra-jackscarab-x-this-is-important

* Trump's Neo-NAZIs using Transmysogny as a wedge: http://snakewife.tumblr.com/post/156727248147/queeranarchism-otabek-kz-screenshotted-this

* "The Black Witches Of Salem:" http://kentakepage.com/the-black-witches-of-salem/

* "Meet Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the black woman who invented that rock and roll sound:" http://fusion.net/story/107215/meet-sister-rosetta-tharpe-the-black-woman-who-invented-that-rock-and-roll-sound/

* "Hire John Malkovich For Your Child's Next Birthday Party! :"

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* "President Trump Prays For His Haters At National Prayer Breakfast:"

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* So not only did Rachel Maddow buy a President, but also Colbert! She even took a picture with Rachel Maddow's President! "Waxing Presidential With The Late Show Road Show:"

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* "Penny Dreadful, Season 3, Episode 1: The Day Tennyson Died:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/penny-dreadful-season-3-episode-1-day.html


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* "Putin resented Clinton for calling out his rigged election:"

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* "Trump lies about intelligence report on Russia easily spotted:"

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* "Trump vs. intelligence agencies:"

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* "Vetting Rex Tillerson:"

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* "Who's going to pay for the wall? You are.:"

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* Five were killed in a mass shooting in Fort Lauderdale airport on Friday. The shooter was an Iraq War veteran, likely with schizophrenia.

* "Trump’s alleged mob ties:"

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* "Sessions nomination faces resistance:"

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* "Michelle Obama Farewell Speech: First lady's message will help us survive the next 4 years:" https://mic.com/articles/164634/michelle-obama-farewell-speech-first-lady-s-message-will-help-us-survive-the-next-4-years?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.3d606zx2w

* "Rep. Keith Ellison talks DNC campaign:"

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* "Anti-Semitism Is Back? Those of Us in the Hasidic Community Know That It Never Went Away:" http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/218236/anti-semitism-is-back

* "Key & Peele - Obama and Luther's Farewell Address - Uncensored:"

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* Today's adulting: and mending and the horrible TV exchange. It was terrible, took over an hour, involved taking apart a DvD player/fixing it/closing it back up, but the bedroom is sorted out. I no longer have closed captioning or remote control for the TV, but I can actually see what is happening during night scenes, and the annoying buzzing is gone. Geoff Peterson Jr. and the Halloween tree are put away properly. The resulting mess is mostly cleaned up, though the old TV still needs to go out. Progress!

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* Suicide Crisis numbers: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016816845/non-us-crisis-line-list

* Victim of a Hate Crime? Report to the police first, but also report here to help the SPLC track incidents: https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate

* Trans Relief Project: http://transrelief.com/

* "Donate to the SPLC:" https://donate.splcenter.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=463

* "A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support:" http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078?rev=1478710019591&utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

* General Charities list to help groups being targeted in Trump's America: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/153111297079/charities-that-may-need-some-love-in-the-upcoming

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://colinfirth.tumblr.com/post/152963467726/carecen-la-center-for-community-change

* Ways to protest: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true#

* More ways to protest "So here’s the deal:" http://the-cimmerians.tumblr.com/post/153516131819/so-heres-the-deal

* "10 ways we can help Standing Rock Indian Reservation.:" http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/153755459138/dooder-tooder-this-is-a-photo-my-friend-posted

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

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

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "East Bay neighborhood has higher lead exposure rate than Flint, Michigan:" http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2016/12/28/east-bay-lead-exposure-fruitvale-oakland.html

* "Secret Words and Codes - Nazi-Speech and Numeric Combinations:" http://german.about.com/od/culture/fl/Secret-Words-and-Codes.htm

* "Someone twisted a Jewish family's menorah into the shape of a swastika:" https://mic.com/articles/163894/someone-twisted-this-jewish-family-s-menorah-into-the-shape-of-a-swastika?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.hGA26ncF8

* "This Lebanese Band Confronts Sexual And Political Oppression Through Their Music:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lebanese-band-mashrou-leila-us-canada-tour_us_562f66ade4b0c66bae595107?

* "Texas Just Topped Itself With Pure Misogynistic, Transphobic Insanity:" http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2016/12/21/texas-just-topped-itself-pure-misogynistic-transphobic-insanity

* For all it's physical difficulties, today was productive. Apparently I'd sensibly stored the death certificate with the essential housing papers. I finished all the paper bureaucracy except for going through a stack where I know three papers I need are and talking Squirrel into printing something out. Next week I'll do the drive around town in person bureaucracy, as all of that's liable to be closed until Tuesday.

There is no money for the traditional New ears Eve pizza anymore than there was for the traditional Christmas Eve Chinese food, but the nausea and lung meds were worth it, as I stop functioning without either.

* Vikings this week left me with many questions, but chief of them are the snakes.
Big spoiler: )

* Is it just me or is the plot for nearly every episode of the Last Kingdom until Iseult shows up: Someone gives Uhtred good and sensible political/diplomatic advice. Uhtred pig headedly not merely ignores the advice, but does the opposite as obnoxiously as he can possibly manage and then is sullen and rebellious because he is predictably punished for doing whatever stupid thing he did to spite the people trying to help him?

* A way better plot for the Passangers than the one on the screen: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/155122795405/meredithmcclaren-someone-else-on-tumblr-pointed

* Guillermo Del Toro is seconded. "The Fellowship of the Ring Fifteen Years Later:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/fellowship-ring-movie-fifteen-years/

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5:

- The Perfect Mate. Ferengi being horrible and sexist. Creepy humans. A woman treated as an object who only exist to pleasure men. Eeeeew. Who's personality shifts dramatically depending on the men around her. Eeeeeeeeeew! Serious questions about consent going in multiple directions. Props to Beverly Crusher on her feminist saltiness. Seriously this episode is fucking creepy both from the Watsonian and Doylist perspective. Judging from what I've seen of the Ambassador, I think they should have sent a male meta-morph, which would also be creepy, mind. I'm just saying they should have queried about sexual preferences before sending someone. Why weren't the Ferengi arrested after the first breaking and entering and attempted kidnap? They wouldn't be assaulting diplomats if they'd been locked up for attempted kidnap.

- Imaginary Friend. Mostly a plot retread only with girls, and borderline triggery for me.

*****

* Suicide Crisis numbers: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016816845/non-us-crisis-line-list

* Victim of a Hate Crime? Report to the police first, but also report here to help the SPLC track incidents: https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate

* Trans Relief Project: http://transrelief.com/

* "Donate to the SPLC:" https://donate.splcenter.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=463

* "A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support:" http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078?rev=1478710019591&utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

* General Charities list to help groups being targeted in Trump's America: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/153111297079/charities-that-may-need-some-love-in-the-upcoming

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://colinfirth.tumblr.com/post/152963467726/carecen-la-center-for-community-change

* Ways to protest: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true#

* More ways to protest "So here’s the deal:" http://the-cimmerians.tumblr.com/post/153516131819/so-heres-the-deal

* "10 ways we can help Standing Rock Indian Reservation.:" http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/153755459138/dooder-tooder-this-is-a-photo-my-friend-posted

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

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

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* Am I the only one who thinks Donald Trump is an awful lot like Emperor Peter III of Russia only with a boner for Putin instead of Fredrick the Great of Prussia? Only with Louis XV of France’s *shudder* sexual appetite for raping young girls.

* "The Associated Press defined 'alt-right' and the white supremacists are not going to like it:" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/11/28/1604870/-The-Associated-Press-defined-alt-right-and-the-white-supremacists-are-not-going-to-like-it

* "What Gamergate should have taught us about the 'alt-right':" https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/dec/01/gamergate-alt-right-hate-trump

* "The Harmful, Humiliating Abortion Rule Texas Is About To Enforce:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/11/131341/texas-abortion-law-fetus-funerals-controversy?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=end&utm_campaign=h3

* "Would You Hide Me?:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/153951112250/budgie-would-you-hide-me-shudder-but-a#notes

* "England's Immigrants 1330 - 1550:" https://www.englandsimmigrants.com/page/individual-studies

* Friday was a saga. Right at bedtime, Squirrel came out to ask me to drive him for his eye thing. As it turns out, his glasses had deteriorated to the held together with sticky tape and he felt uncomfortable driving on the Interstate with glasses precariously held together with clear tape, so I took a short nap and drove him. Apparently my shirt was inside out the whole time without us noticing. He drops me off so he can do a local errand. I get undressed and settle in to do a little phone bureaucracy in my bed before sleep, seeing as I was still up. Between item one and two, my phone rings. The pharmacy needs me to come get meds right now. I tell them I'll be down in half an hour. so I dress and see if soc had come yet and take the car after Squirrel returns. Pharmacy run was sort of half successful. I decide to go see how bad the line is at the emergency dentist as it's like a block away. Miracle of miracles, there is no line. seriously there's usually people lined up in the cold for two hours before they open, but today I walk in a couple of hours late and they scoot me in to be poked before I finish the paperwork. They agreed with me that something really had gone terribly wrong with the tooth, took x-rays, and found me an open appointment after lunch, which again, is a miracle. Emergency dentistry usually involves a miserable all day camp out in a lobby and if you are lucky getting squeezed in after 5, and if you are not, being sent home disappointed come evening starving and exhausted. So I went off and did library and groceries, came back and got drilled. We got it before it deteriorated to root canal time. Normally, I'd have gone to the dentist months ago, but I haven't co pay money, especially not for likely three appointments, and for some reason they aren't answering their phone. are they closed? Moved? Changed their number? I wish emergency dentist could be my dentist, but they only do children and developmentally disabled adults as regular patients. They did say that they may expand soon, as the new digs are letting them serve way more people. Indeed, they have a whole warren of rooms back there and a whole lot of new hygienists, dentists, etc.. I hope this is the case, as they are connected to my doctor, which means only one set of paperwork and they sliding scale the copays. So i got home, unpacked, got into bed. I was two pages in on my book when the phone rang. It looks like I am helping people move Sunday, as I am a responsible adult who drives. (I can't carry, but I have a vehicle, insurance, and a valid license, which means I can drive people over to uhaul and drive the van for them and/or haul in my car.)

The result is I can not promise any one I will be anywhere else at a particular time this weekend because massive sleep and schedule disruption. My apologies, especially to Game of Bones folks.

* "When magic starts to return to the modern world, barely anyone notices.:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/153951354930/varkarrus-winterwombat-when-magic-starts-to

* The White Queen turned out to be shockingly good. I have not read the books it's made from, but I know the history, so that's where I'm coming from mostly. They did make some decisions I might not have: left out things I'd have left in and vica versa, made some different interpretations, disambiguated some stuff in the historical record gaps I tend to think went the other way, occationally did some things based on rumor I might not have, but all of these dections made sense either from an historical interpretation sense or a dramatic/narrative sense. It is light years ahead of the Tudors or the Borgias (the later being my beloved cheesey hot mess of historical telescoping, elision, and pure invention that I still adore even though I know better. The former having too many problems for me to enjoy properly, by that's a whole other rant). Seriously, this is well crafted and, most importantly, they really tried hard to get the characters right. They went with an historical Richard III instead of the Tudor propaganda version, which I heartily approve of and their handling of him was very, very careful. I enjoyed their Warwick, Clarence, and Buckingham. I had fun with the costume choices, which were really beautiful designed with an eye to character and context.

I loved particularly that the project centered on three central woman and that they and all the secondary female character had intelligence, will, motive, and agency. Each of the female characters was clearly delineated and had her own personality unlike some historical dramas I've seen recently. (I am glaring at you so HARD Versailles.) I think their Elizabeth Woodville worked well in the earlier episodes, but the actress did not bring enough nuance to the post Edward IV years, which was a shame. They might have been better served to hand off the role at some point to an older, more experienced actress. They did a fine job with the Neville sisters, I thought.

The real jewel in this production though? The entire Margaret Beaufort story line. The actress playing her did a brilliant job with a complicated woman, and the various characters she plays off of, particularly Stanley, really displayed the personality of the woman. I strongly suspect this is rather what the RL person was like, in all her stubbornness and contradiction and massive will. Even if none of the rest was as good as it turned out to be, this was worth it.

They made excellent use of a strong cast and managed to fit a big chunk of incredibly complicated history into an enjoyable and watchable television show. I am impressed. STARZ has been doing such good work lately.

*****

* Suicide Crisis numbers: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016816845/non-us-crisis-line-list

* Victim of a Hate Crime? Report to the police first, but also report here to help the SPLC track incidents: https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate

* Trans Relief Project: http://transrelief.com/

* "Donate to the SPLC:" https://donate.splcenter.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=463

* General Charities list to help groups being targeted in Trump's America: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/153111297079/charities-that-may-need-some-love-in-the-upcoming

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://colinfirth.tumblr.com/post/152963467726/carecen-la-center-for-community-change

* Ways to protest: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/174f0WBSVNSdcQ5_S6rWPGB3pNCsruyyM_ZRQ6QUhGmo/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true#

* More ways to protest "So here’s the deal:" http://the-cimmerians.tumblr.com/post/153516131819/so-heres-the-deal

* "10 ways we can help Standing Rock Indian Reservation.:" http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/153755459138/dooder-tooder-this-is-a-photo-my-friend-posted

* "List of Standing Rock Resources:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/152671392633/list-of-standing-rock-resources

* "How to help Flint, Michigan:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/how-help-flint-michigan

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

* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

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

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