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* "Bangladesh calls on Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/12/bangladesh-sheikh-hasina-calls-on-myanmar-to-take-back-rohingya-refugees

* "Dems say Flynn broke law on security forms:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/politics/democrats-mueller-flynn-middle-east-trip-disclosure/index.html

* "Mike Flynn's son is subject of federal Russia investigation:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mike-flynn-s-son-subject-federal-russia-probe-n800741

* "DOJ declines Senate request to interview FBI officials:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/politics/fbi-official-interview-request-denied-justice-department/index.html

* "Supreme Court blocks rulings forcing Texas to redraw districts:" http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/350390-supreme-court-blocks-rulings-forcing-texas-to-redraw-districts

* "US Justice Department won't charge Baltimore police officers:" https://apnews.com/8bb9b0fb460746dc87a53ba416789269

* "Taika Waititi speaks out against racism:"

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* "Burials uncovered at Swords Castle dig:" https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/burials-uncovered-at-swords-castle-dig-1.3196904

* "Sex With Ducks: the Music Video by Garfunkel and Oates:"

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* "Musical Instruments as Metaphors (’Black Sails’) :" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/165118450907/musical-instruments-as-metaphors-black-sails

* It turned out the Burton interview was a four parter of which a savoured every bit.

* Reading this, I kept thinking how much better Archer, for all it's faults, handles the same dynamic. "Valerian Doesn't Acknowledge Its Own Protagonist:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/valerian-protagonist-flawed/

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

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

* "Disaster Relief and Support for Libraries:" http://www.txla.org/news/2017/08/disaster-relief-and-support-for-libraries

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Residents critical of missile and nuclear development program:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14656&cataId=nk01500

* "Regime attempts to raise birthrate ignore new social reality:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14655&cataId=nk01500

* "Browder: My lawyer Magnitsky was murdered by Putin:"

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* "North Korea, Venezuela, and Trump’s war of words:"

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* "Trump wants to defund PBS. ‘Sesame Street’ brutally parodied him for decades.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/03/20/trump-wants-to-defund-pbs-sesame-street-brutally-parodied-him-for-decades/?utm_term=.b818e7d8c64f

* "Who is White House aide Sebastian Gorka?:"

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* "DOJ’s response to Charlottesville: Is it enough?:"

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* Just a reminder that Republicans in five states are trying to pass laws to make deadly terrorist acts like the one in Charlottesville Saturday legal.

* "Richard Painter: ‘This is the face of Fascism in the U.S.’:"

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

* As a member of one of the other two minorities deemed not human enough to receive guaranteed emergency medical care in this country when we are dying, this is terrifying. "One way to end the opioid epidemic. Let them die:" http://www.newsweek.com/one-way-end-opioid-epidemic-let-them-die-639272

* "Eric Bolling sues reporter Yashar Ali for defamation:"

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* "The Power Of Inclusive Sex Education:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-power-of-inclusive-sex-education_us_59821b59e4b0b35d274c5f64?section=us_queer-voices

* "Origin of human genus may have occurred by chance:" https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170804100410.htm

* "On the early human's menu: Mammoth and plenty of raw vegetables:" https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170804082912.htm

* "46 Prehistoric Sites with Paleolakes Discovered in 'Green Arabia':" https://www.livescience.com/59998-46-prehistoric-sites-saudi-arabia.html

* "Fit for a King: Tut's Camping Bed Was an Ancient Marvel:" https://www.livescience.com/59999-king-tut-camping-bed-ancient-marvel.html

* "Contents of 2,500-year-old sarcophagus discovered in Turkey's Balıkesir revealed:" https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/07/31/contents-of-2500-year-old-sarcophagus-discovered-in-turkeys-balikesir-revealed

* "Can we hope to understand how the Greeks saw their world?:" https://aeon.co/essays/can-we-hope-to-understand-how-the-greeks-saw-their-world

* The title is silly, but it's a nice little summary of what we know and don't know about the Colossus of Rhodes. "How The Colossus of Rhodes Inspired ‘Game of Thrones’:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-colossus-of-rhodes-inspired-game-of-thrones

* "A Kerfuffle About Diversity in the Roman Empire:" https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/dna-romans/535701/

* "Alt-right commentator gets 'schooled' by historian over diversity in Roman Britain:" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/27/alt-right-commentator-gets-schooled-historian-diversity-roman/

* "This Ancient Mosaic Depicts a Thrilling Chariot Race:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/ancient-mosaic-cyprus-roman-chariot-race-archaeology-spd/

* "Archaeologists unearth 'little Pompeii' in southeast France:" http://www.france24.com/en/20170802-archaeologists-unearth-little-pompeii-southeast-france

* "Traces of ancient earthquake in Assos:" http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/traces-of-ancient-earthquake-in-assos-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=116328&NewsCatID=375

* "Great Ryburgh dig finds 81 'rare' Anglo-Saxon coffins:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-37940012

* "Kenya: Team Excavates Remains of People of Chinese Descent:" http://allafrica.com/stories/201707310840.html

* "Rich SF residents get a shock: Someone bought their street:" http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/Rich-SF-residents-get-a-shock-Someone-bought-11738236.php

* "You Need to See These Hooded Grebes Perform Their Bonkers Mating Display:" http://www.audubon.org/news/you-need-see-these-hooded-grebes-perform-their-bonkers-mating-display

* Want to help replace dangerously bald front tires and dead wipers? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* It finally rained last night. Today I woke up to normal skies and a reasonable air temperature.

* Me watching Pompeii: That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works. the people who made it are at least as confused and flat out wrong as the ones that made Braveheart. It was too much of a mess historically to ignore the problems and take as cheese.

* I am finding The Great Wall visually gorgeous, but incredibly frustrating as whoever picked the subtitle font decided to make the lettering so tiny that I literally cant read it without pressing my face up against the screen. I can make out the capital letters and the 't's', so can generally guess single words like "wait" or attack", but I have to guess all the sentences from context. Why would they do this? Most people are not going to be watching this on a massive, super expensive wall sized widescreen TV. There was no descriptive video option and no option to go fullscreen so no way to recover the Chinese dialog. (I prefer widescreen as a rule, but I also prefer having visible subtitles). I know they know how to do visible captioning, as the English for hearing impaired is in huge, easily visible letters, mostly printed on the black background under the picture. why couldn't they do that with the translated dialog as well? Accessibility is a thing, people. It's 2017.

* Leto vs. Clowns: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/164136602812/whats-your-favorite-obscure-greek-myth-fact-i

* "Killjoys, Season 3 Episode 7: The Wolf You Feed:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/killjoys-season-3-episode-7-wolf-you.html

* "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 16):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/164032511222/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-16

* "Sunday Sweets: Art Deco:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/8/13/sunday-sweets-art-deco.html

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

- Ship in a Bottle. Moriarty is back and grumpy about them dropping that plot thread for four years. I still have lots of questions about how people can be in multiple locations inside the same holodeck. I do like the using the simulation to steal command codes trick. I've seen it done clumsily in lots of shows since, but it is lovely in it's simplicity here. I do like the ethically quandaries around Moriarity and the Countess' personhood and what to do with them. I also think this is the first time they have had Barkley appear in which it hasn't been about his psychiatric issues. He's just there doing his job, which is kind of nice.

- Aquiel. A Mystery, an unreliable narrator, Klingon social friction, and Geordi's creepy thing where he builds an imaginary relationship with a woman he's never met and acts accordingly, brain sex, and the Star Trek version of The Thing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "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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* "Venezuela's currency value depends largely on one guy at an Alabama Home Depot:" https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-12-01/venezuelas-currency-value-depends-largely-one-guy-alabama-home-depot

* "Russia enjoying great success with Trump in White House:"

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* "Trump Jr collusion admission leaves Kushner exposed:"

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* "Trumpism: It’s Coming From the Suburbs:" https://www.thenation.com/article/trumpism-its-coming-from-the-suburbs/

* "Florida judge rules part of “Stand Your Ground” law unconstitutional:" https://mic.com/articles/181407/florida-judge-rules-part-of-stand-your-ground-law-unconstitutional?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.iulCayrf1

* "David O. Brown - Reexamining the Work of Police in "Called to Rise" - Extended Interview:"

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* "Kalief Browder's death reminds us of the link between depression and incarceration:" https://mic.com/articles/179150/kalief-browders-death-reminds-us-of-the-link-between-depression-and-incarceration?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.mfzqpJZ3o

* "The EPA finally admitted that the world's most popular pesticide kills bees—20 years too late:" http://www.motherjones.com/food/2016/01/epa-finds-major-pesticide-toxic-bees/

* "Donald Trump Jr. Reminds Everyone How Incompetent His Dad's Administration Is:"

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* "The West Survives President Trump's Trip to Europe :"

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* "A Russian, an Email and an Idiot: Did Donald Trump Jr. Incriminate Himself? :"

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* "Kellyanne Conway Gives It To Stephen Straight (As In, Straight Up BS):"

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* "Stephen Stars As Donald Trump Jr. In 'Collusion':"

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* "Mr. President Wasn't Mr. Popular At The G20 Summit:"

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* "North Korea's Missiles Can Reach Alaska. Alaska Doesn't Care.:"

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* "More ‘Vanitas’ symbolism (”Black Sails”):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/161485049467/more-vanitas-symbolism-black-sails

* "28 Wild Signs From The Zoo:" http://pleated-jeans.com/2017/05/09/28-wild-signs-from-the-zoo/

* I just realized Rachael Ray and Paula Deen are not the same person. *facepalm*

* Me watching the start of Season 2 Sons of Anarchy for the first time: Don't pick the NAZIs, Hale. No matter how bad the other options are, siding with NAZIs is ALWAYS the wrong choice.

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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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* "WaPo: Trump shares highly classified info with Russian officials:"

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* "Scarce precedent for Trump's reported leak to Russians:"

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* "Comey memo habit raises Trump obstruction questions: NYT:"

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* "Comey memo: Trump asked for end of Flynn investigation: NYT:"

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* "Exclusive: New subpoena issued in Trump associate investigation:"

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* "Trump leak to Russians violates protocol:"

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* "Swalwell: Trump can't be allowed to risk lives:"

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* "Trump EPA rejects ban on dangerous pesticide:"

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* "Screaming overheard in Cabinet Room meeting between Spicer, Bannon and Sanders after Russia intel revelation:" http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/screaming-overheard-in-cabinet-room-meeting-between-spicer-bannon-and-sanders-after-russia-intel-revelation/

* "Ex-Cop Who Refused To Shoot Young Black Man Sues City Over His Firing:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stephen-mader-police-lawsuit_us_59134b3fe4b050bdca61b335

* "The University of New Hampshire has seen a wave of racist incidents:" https://thetab.com/us/2017/05/15/unh-racism-blackface-67993

* "TSA Still Has A Problem With Trans Travelers:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/tsa-still-has-problem-with-trans.html

* A thing about two Opera fanatic ladies using their Opera obsession to save Jewish people from Hitler.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160726222367/teashoesandhair-pageoflore

* "An Open Letter from Millennials to Rich Guys with Opinions About Avocado Toast:" http://www.gq.com/story/cado-toast-open-letter?mbid=social_facebook

* I have spent all of today trying to get the 30 finished and doing related cleaning in between rests. I did clear the area in front of Squirrel's door and since Squirrel emptied the washer, dealt with dishes. Every thing hurts and I am exhausted. I really needed an extra day for the tank as it’s actually better to do a two day process on the tank itself, but it is in place and I’ll have everything put back together by bedtime. Tomorrow I am running a Lizard Lion event, so I need to keep working. I really hope they don't inspect until Thursday, since there is no chance of me sorting the kitchen out before bed.

* "Anne Bonny is Tragic Backstories Done Right:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/anne-bonny-black-sails/

* "American Gods, Season 1, Episode 3: Head Full of Snow:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/05/american-gods-season-1-episode-3-head.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.

* 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

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* "North Korea detains third U.S. citizen:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-detainee-idUSKBN17P038

* "'Outsider candidates' in spotlight for upcoming French election:"

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* "Guest: Most French see Trump as a flake:"

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* "Rep. Ted Lieu trolls Trump’s immigration policy:"

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* "Trump real estate a potential means to pay money to a president:"

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* "Sessions, unlike Trump, says DREAMers are 'subject to being deported':" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/sessions-unlike-trump-dreamers-unauthorized-immigrants-subject-deported/story?id=46956350

* "New Trump hire resurrects corruption questions:"

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* "Dean on Jeff Sessions: I get the feeling it’s incompetence:"

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* "White House Still Pressing to Hold Obamacare Vote This Week:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-22/health-care-vote-likely-in-early-may-house-conservative-says

* "White House officials offer conflicting details of Trump tax plan:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/23/white-house-officials-offer-conflicting-details-of-trump-tax-plan/?utm_term=.3315575f659f

* "Thousands march for science!:"

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* "FOX boss made black workers arm wrestle for whites:"

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* "Marc Edwards - How to Address the U.S. Water Crisis in Flint and Beyond:"

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* "Dear parents, you are being lied to.:" https://violentmetaphors.com/2014/03/25/parents-you-are-being-lied-to/

* "Brown in Town - A West Texas Water Crisis:"

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* "French Elections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "A Farewell To Bill O'Reilly From Stephen Colbert And 'Stephen Colbert':"

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* "Bill O'Reilly's '98 Novel Is Rich With Foreshadowing:"

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* "The Steve Bannon Diaries:"

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* "Exclusive 'Alien' Trailer With Sigourney Weaver And Stephen Colbert:"

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* "Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog - 1965:"

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* "Nina Simone: Mississippi Goddam:"

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* I was watching part of the Yves Saint Laurent biopic from a couple of years ago over lunch. It got to the scene where they were negotiating with the Americans via interpreters, and I wandered off into the kitchen to clean up lunch and change out a fly strip. I had this strange feeling of rightness, and then it dawned on me, I was half half listening in two languages while tidying up bowls and such. My parents' bilingual dinner parties, when we had house guests from from France. Soft simultaneous polite conversation. Everything right with the world for a little while at least.

* I just had my first boca burger greens and salad out of my own garden earlier. I haven't enough yet to do it again for a bit, but the garden is going most excellently.

Reminder: I'm getting my foot out patient thing done Tuesday, which may effect availability and temper.

* "Already irked fans threaten boycott over Marvel’s new Hydra campaign:" https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/secret-empire-hydra-shirts-marvel/?tu=gav

* The theme of Social Contract theory in Black Sails: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159923124987/your-latest-black-sails-meta-made-me-realize-that

* Steve Rogers, the Warsaw Ghetto, and fuck Marvel: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159918198527/bluefall-returns-phinarei

* "Sunday Sweets For April (Baby) Showers:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/4/23/sunday-sweets-for-april-baby-showers.html

* NWS: nudes. "Normal Moments In Art History With No Murder" http://the-toast.net/2014/06/16/fine-normal-moments-art-history-one-get-murdered/

* "The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Warning to Conservative Women:" https://newrepublic.com/article/141674/handmaids-tale-hulu-warning-conservative-women

* National Poetry Month:

"Stolen Kisses: to Iuventius by Gaius Valerius Catullus:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159918785716/99-stolen-kisses-to-iuventius-by-gaius-valerius

"Hummingbird Pauses at the Trumpet Vine by Mary Oliver:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159922506513/hummingbird-pauses-at-the-trumpet-vine-by-mary

* Dragon Cave: Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! 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.

* 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 Lethran@gmail.com

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* "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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* Putin's spokesmen continue to lie that despite a large amount of evidence Assad's chemical attack on civilians is a hoax. Of course they are. They announced they are cutting off the deconfliction line that amoung there things helps prevent our pilots and theirs from literally crashing into each other, which seems a nose to spite the face solution. We are claiming the line is till open, so your guess is as good or better than mine.

* It says all you really need to know about 45's loyalties that he insists Susan Rice committed a crime by doing her job, following the law, and trying to defend this country against foreign espionage, but that actual literal treason is not a crime.

* It is always strange watching foreign press discussing U S Foreign Policy as if 45 is cognitively capable of forming long term plans and/o understanding the consequences of his actions. Have they not noticed, or are they in denial to protect themselves from the horror the full implications will induce?

* Republicans have killed the filibuster so as to steal Merrick Garland's seat on the ideological grounds that only Republicans have a right to choose Supreme Court justices forever and always, hence them refusing to allow Garland a hearing last year and to block all nominations for 4-8 years if Hillary Clinton had won. They are smugly proud of breaking something that had been in place since the constitution was ratified.

* Yesterday we had wind storm such as normally only occurs in Autumn. The Tiny terror does not approve. I had all this stuff I was supposed to do this afternoon, but I somehow made a mistake with my alarm, and did not wake until I was too late for one so put the rest off.

* I think it's so hard to let go of Black Sails because I've never had a show to watch that was so intensely, specifically for me. I am so used to media being made for everyone else, and having to find things to love in it. This one time, something was for me, and there are zero other shows like that, and I don't really expect it to happen again given how many decades I had to wait for it to happen once.

* "fantasy book with witches and wizards and magical people but all magic has a price, like:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/158529299726/the-knights-who-say-book-patrickwsawyer

* The lead Soprano of the church choir in my childhood used the phrase "Jesus wept" for certain completely FUBAR situations, including our early rehearsals for the much hated "Like as a Hart" (routinely referred to by snarkier choir members, such as my Father, the lead tenor, as "Beat a Dead Horse."). We all rather picked it up from her, and I frequently have found myself thinking it in her exact tone of voice in response to events since January 20th, despite not being Christian. I also picked up the exclamation "Jesus Fuck!" somewhere in the last twenty years. As I was following Syrian Civil War/Trump debate today, I caught my brain exclaiming, "Jesus Fuck...Jesus Wept!" which image kept me amused at least five minutes and distracted me momentarily from the horror.

* "Isn't it Byronic, don't you think:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159335363682/derplefurf-its-like-ten-thousand-poems-when

* National Poetry Month:

"If a man does not think of Death
Even if he is so clever,
He is like a fool in a sense."
— Lyric Poems of the Sixth Dalai Lama

"“Forgive Me My Salt,” Brenna Twohy.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159318330896/brennatwohy-forgive-me-my-salt-brenna-twohy

"Asleep In The Valley - Arthur Rimbaud:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159319905186/asleep-in-the-valley-arthur-rimbaud

* "My Last Duchess by Robert Brownung:" https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/43768

* "The Walking Dead, Season Seven, Episode Sixteen: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/04/the-walking-dead-season-seven-episode.html

* This person does beautiful Black Sails Art History analysis: http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/blacksailsmeta

* 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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* We have launched 59 Tomahawk Missiles at a Syrian Government air base near Homs.

* "Is Russia clamping down on Jehovah Witnesses?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39508555

* Devin Nunes has recused himself in the Russia/Treason investigation in the House. The ethics committee is investigating him for obvious reasons.

* We need to be better than this. "This Sunday's Parade Showed The Less Tolerant Side of Pride:" http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/immigrant-rights-activists-attacked-while-protesting-at-phoenix-pride-9215919

* "US Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Full Panel Rules You Can't Be Fired For Being Gay:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/us-seventh-circuit-court-of-appeals.html

* "Big Trans Rights Win In Illinois D211!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/big-trans-rights-win-in-illinois-d211.html

* "It's About Our Kids:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/its-about-our-kids.html

* "The White House Correspondents' Dinner As Imagined By Trump:"

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* "Finally, The Muppets Collaborate With Sean Spicer:"

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* "Susan Rice's 'Unmasking' Allegations Explained By Scooby Doo:"

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* "The Late Show's Celebrity Pet Peeves, Vol. 2:"

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* Tavy woke up entirely recovered, much to my relief. I spent the evening taking a friend around on errands. I acquired the tomato starts and a rather iffy basil start. I may need to find another basil later in season, but all my bases are covered. While I was watering, I found a bunch more green starts, so did a massive rearrange, which lead me to discover the asparagus is already producing! I missed the first crop, which is fine. I will have to check regularly. I'm not used to them producing so soon in season, as my experience with them is all from Pennsylvania.

* National Poetry Month: "City That Does Not Sleep by Federico García Lorca:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159283976905/city-that-does-not-sleep-by-federico-garc%C3%ADa-lorca

"I Will Wade Out - e.e. cummings:"

* If you were wondering how the baby sling we were gifted is working for Tavy, it was a hug help during this emergency for naps. He likes being pressed against my chest and encircled securely. He's not a fan of riding around in it, but he tolerates it and it makes it easier to say, go get water.

In related news, Tavy has learned to reboot the computer. Cats.

* "Billy, make it so.:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/139512558337/billy-make-it-so

* "Eleanor’s storyline foreshadowed:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/158248948442/eleanors-storyline-foreshadowed

* "Is Billy Bones a virgin?:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/137492198162/is-billy-bones-a-virgin

* The Real Superman: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/158913213723/one-thing-that-amazes-me-is-the-rightwingers-like

* "The Expanse Moves Forward In Leaps:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-expanse-s02-e11/

* "Thomas Hamilton as Ariadne & Multiple layers of mythology:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159265343257/thomas-hamilton-as-ariadne-multiple-layers-of

* "Into the Badlands, Season 2, Episode 3: Red Sun, Silver Moon:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/04/into-badlands-season-2-episode-3-red.html

* "The Walking Dead Brings us 'Tigris ex Machina' in a Wild Season 7 Finale:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/walking-dead-tigris-ex-machina-season-7-finale/


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* There has been a serious chemical attack on Civilians in Syria. They then attacked one of the hospitals treating the victims with a rocket. At least 58 were killed in the initial saran attack. The survivors say it was Russia or Syrian government forces that attacked them. Assad is of course calling the victims liars.

* "Nunes, Flynn and Russia probe controversies:"

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* "Petition demands Melania Trump move to White House:"

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* "Can we avoid a government shutdown?:"

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* "Internet privacy: soon a thing of the past?:"

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* "Tackling the nation’s infrastructure problem:"

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* So I'm trying a Wonder Woman rewatch. Keep in mind that I saw them first in real time when they were brand new, to the point that I remember all the little girls twirling on the playground, singing Wonder Woman and pretending to transform. These were so important when I was a kid, in an era when boys liked to pretend only white boys were allowed to be superheroes and everyone else had to be villains or damsels to rescue. Diana had a job and was a superhero too. It was incredibly important and exciting to see her on TV I watched them in syndication into the '80's, but I likely haven't seen them since...I'm guessing 83? '84? The pilot rather cheesy by modern tastes, I fear, and the dialog is rather wooden. You can see the direct line from the Adam West Batman to here, though this isn't that kind of funny. Oddly enough, I had forgotten it was meant to be WWII and they were fighting NAZIs, this despite me clearly remembering everything else about the plot of the pilot. It is just so very seventies in look and feel and content, that I kept forgetting watching it that this is supposed to be the '40's. I am not impressed with the male sidekick, who is no where near her caliber,and I have other qualms. It has not aged as well as one would hope, but it was actually watcheable unlike Green Hornet, and I've hopes of it smoothing out a little next episode. I just... It's hard to separate the reality from how incredibly important it was to a generation of little girls.

* Health Update: I'm about half as sick as I was this time last week, which is a more functional thing. The steroids did way cut down the amount of gunk in my lungs, though I'm also clearly still infected with something. I am really struggling with things like food, though there is no real way to tell if it is the infection, the steroid's after effects, or the ravages of antibiotics. The Doctor prescribed a new long term lung treatment, but I'd already spent two hours at the Doctor and the pharmacy's usually overwhelmed that close to close. I also forgot to check if any money had cleared before I left. I've called a few more things in and will go pick up the mess another day. I am still heavily medicated even by my standards and the infection leaves me exhausted.

There were no tomato or basil starts when I went to the co-op and it turns out I can't even order a gravy flat as I'd planned to as the distributor wasn't even selling them. Sigh. I did get dried mushrooms there and emergency perishables on the way home, but my dream of tzaziki and naan will have to await another mission on another day. I do have a nice set of greens planted outside and have radically reorganized to take best advantage of the sun. My choice to leave the perennial herbs up high on the shelving has proved an excellent idea as the sage and sorrel are thriving and quite happy to poke up through the bars. I'm being liberal with the sluggo even though I haven't seen slugs yet as they are brutal with young greens, and I have a lot of fragile volunteers seeded out of last years crop. Let us hop we get tomatoes and carrot too, as last year was a bit of a disappointment in the carrot green department.

* I love that the late breakfast genre of still life painting was actually a thing.

Next time you see someone mocking a woman for posting pictures of her breakfast, take a moment to imagine the time and energy men used to spend painting picture of theirs.

* Black Sails XXXVIII: Orpheus and Eurydice and Ambiguous Oracles.

I have a lot of feelings about this one. I'm normally a fan of ambiguity and unreliable narration, but in this instance I am left with a fury so deep I'm not sure what to do with it. For the record, I am agnostic on the Schrodinger's Cat situation. I leaned one way after first watching; I lean another way after deep analysis, wavered back and forth, but I am not really convinced either way and honestly wish they had not left us all with this mess. I will explain my reasons and thinking in the analysis, but I suspect I will not leave anyone happy. I know I'm not, but I do feel better having chewed it over at length. I do mean at length. Edited to add: I am leaning towards team live cat after the edit at the bottom and literally more than half a day writing about it.

Side note: Can we please have this cast in all the things? There are so many incredibly skilled actors here. I know Mcgowen and Stephens have particularly strong careers, but can we please put the rest of them, particularly Ms. Kennedy and Toby Schmitz in lots of projects, but really all of them in everything?

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* Flynn has offered to testify in exchange for personal immunity for his felonies, treason, espionage, etc..

* I meant to post this when it was new, but it got lost in the pile. "In bizarre first speech to HUD, Carson hints at skepticism on civil rights protections:" https://thinkprogress.org/in-bizarre-first-speech-to-hud-carson-hints-at-skepticism-on-civil-rights-protections-5a35208fb816

* Another thing I meant to post an lost in the shuffle. "Republicans Just Made It Easier For Companies To Exploit Workers:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republicans-exploit-workers_us_58bdb96de4b0d8c45f4565f8?g6r5omcc54eyd5cdi

* Senate Republicans brought in Pence to break a tie so as to allow states to discriminate against Planned Parenthood, thus endangering health care access for low income women.

* It was a very lucky thing I finished tank sterilization yesterday, as I woke up with steroid shakes today and am useless.

* "The Expanse Slowly Turns Heroes Into Villains:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-expanse-s02-e10/

* The next piece in the MacMillian sampler was the Judas tree, which it turned out I HAD seen a production of before, likely at the turn of the century. The music is as aggressively modern as the ballet is aggressively misogynistic. The one woman in it is explicitly a Madonna/whore trope and they rape her death. The choreography is excellent and both the dancing and miming were first rate, which makes it wore in a way. I am not convinced that making gang rape/murder/suicide exquisitely beautiful is a thing we ought to be doing. It was sort of peak MacMilian in every sense, really both in his obsession with ritualized violence against women and the very best of his choreography. I have no idea how to feel about something so terrible in it's conception so well executed. The ancient Greeks had a word to express this exactly, but we don't.

The final piece was Concerto. This was sort of a cut rate Balanchine in my opinion. The simpler costumes were an improvement over Elite Syncopation, but there was nothing particularly interesting or moving going on, and it suffered from the same sloppiness of execution and unevenness of skill that the Elite Syncopation suffered from, only this time the problem was more general. The women in the four lead couples were so different in line and extension that the effect was very ragged. Everyone's turn speed, timing, and lines were subtly different in the group numbers, but not enough different to look deliberate. It was like everyone was dancing individually with no reference to what anyone else was doing even when they were doing obvious formations. It was all very raggedy ass and sloppy. There was maybe one good pas de deux in there and a reasonable solo, but the whole thing was very amateur hour, which is weird because the Judas Tree proved they could dance when they want to and the women at least were much better in ES.

Why even WAS Kenneth Macmillan when Ashton and Balanchine already were?

* Black Sails XXXVII: Training Nemesis and the Battle for Narrative Control

* The thing that really stood out for me this episode is how very much Flint and Silver care about each other and how much that hurts them both.

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* Trump called off the ACA Repeal.

* Someone wrote some lovely how to get started suggestions at the bottom of my post about people being intimidated by certain kinds of art. http://geekwithsandwich.tumblr.com/post/158751136306/i-feel-like-people-get-intimidated-by-elite

* Today was a total fail. I did manage fourish hours of sleep before getting up for the Doctor, but it was a molasses day. Uncooperative body. Cat clinging to my arm or trying to climb onto my chest or shoulder. everything taking subtley crucially longer than it needed too. traffic congestion. Slow pedestrians. The ticket machine freezing for two key minutes. It all added up to me missing my window by a literal two minutes. I am not convinced this is the right antibiotic, and my reschedule to find out if the lab results match my antibiotic isn't until April 3rd, so if the antibiotics don't kick in tomorrow, I will just have to learn to live with the pneumonia until sometime next month. Let's hope they kick in tomorrow, shall we.

All I actually managed today was hanging the sheets a task always made more adventurous by Tavy, who button who gets as excited as a sugar high second grader on parachute day and expresses this by trying to maul one whenever one tries to do anything at all with the fitted sheet.

* Black Sails XXXVI:

* I think this was an episode is about the women: their power, their relationships with each other, their development moving alliances closer. Whereas most of the men's scenes were about the fragility of the men's alliances and widening fault lines.

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* "Dutch election: PM warns against populism in TV debate with Wilders:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39258957

* "Dutch see Trump as cautionary election lesson amid Wilders ascent:"

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* "Attorney with Trump investigations in purview part of mass firing:"

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* "New Health Care Bill: Find Out Where Your Member Of Congress Stands:" http://www.npr.org/2017/03/10/519629973/new-health-care-bill-find-out-where-your-member-of-congress-stands?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170311

* "Stephen Reaches Out To President Obama Via Microwave:"

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* Black Sails XXXV: The Ghost of Charles Vane and Mirrored Mourning

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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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* "New Development on the Michael Cohen 'Peace Plan' Meeting:" http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/new-development-on-the-michael-cohen-peace-plan-meeting

* "What is VOICE? Trump highlights crimes by undocumented immigrants:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/28/politics/donald-trump-voice-victim-reporting/

* "Trump administration considering separating women, children at Mexico border:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-children-idUSKBN16A2ES

* He’s clearly lying about President Obama, but if 45 is not lying about the wire tap it means a Federal Agency had probable cause to investigate him for things like being a foreign agent, espionage, other serious crime, etc.. O.o "Trump, Offering No Evidence, Says Obama Tapped His Phones:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/04/us/politics/trump-obama-tap-phones.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=3wire tap

* "Trump flashes anger over Sessions recusal, Russia stories in Oval Office meeting:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-flashes-anger-sessions-recusal-russia-stories-tense/story?id=45908106

* "It's literally pay to play at Mar-a-Lago:" http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2616474

* So 35 permanent jobs and not using U S Steel at the price of endangering the entire Mississippi watershed and out bread basket. "Keystone pipeline won't use US steel despite Trump pledge:" http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/03/keystone-pipeline-wont-use-us-steel-despite-trump-pledge.html

* "Queer" and TERF Gaslihting: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158059529347/diary-of-a-genderfluid-myfatfuckingface

* "Sunday Sweets: No More Tiers!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/3/5/sunday-sweets-no-more-tiers.html

* I finished the Ashton Sampler. I had saved the Sergei Polunin/Tamara Rojo Marguerite and Armand for today as I wanted to watch fresh. OMG! wile there were some weak spots early on the whole piece was magical. I think this is the closest I've come as an adult to feeling the way I did when i first saw Baryshnikov dance Spectre as a child. Of course one can never quite capture the experience of being very young and seeing someone dance like that for the first time, but I think if I had been a child hen I saw this, it would have been just as life altering and haunting.

* "Black Sails Chat XXXI-XXXIII:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158001448406/black-sails-chat-xxxi-xxxiii

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* "Notorious Swedish right-wing extremist touted as expert by Fox Business:" http://expo.se/2017/notorious-swedish-right-wing-extremist-touted-as-expert-by-fox-business_7268.html

* "Russian dissident describes surviving assassination attempt:"

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* "Intriguing overlap in paths of Russian oligarch, Trump campaign:"

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* "Russian's travel examined for ties to Trump:"

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* "Trump admin. plans expanded immigrant detention:"

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* "White House 'planted fake story to smear reporter who wrote about leaks':" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/white-house-donald-trump-planted-fake-story-smear-politico-reporter-leaks-washington-examiner-a7603001.html?cmpid=facebook-post

* "Second-Ranking Senate Democrat Wants Independent Russia Probes:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-27/durbin-wants-independent-russia-probes-as-trump-rejects-them

* "Sessions to amend Senate confirmation testimony, answer questions:"

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* "Mike Pence used private email as governor:"

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* A voice reaching across the space of 4000 years: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157977412047/flintsredhair-valarhalla-what-if-we-just

* "Actual Bathroom User speaks up about Trans Bathroom Laws:"

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* "Jeff Sessions' 2016 Day Planner:"

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* I just had this weird thought. What if Lori Petty's characters Tank Girl and Lolly Whitehill from Orange is the New Black are the same person?

* TW: Rape. GoT and Male Trauma: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/157631255527/i-hate-to-be-another-person-talking-about-lancels#notes

* "What a painting can tell us about John Silver & Israel Hands (”Black Sails”):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/157907223872/what-a-painting-can-tell-us-about-john-silver

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* "Kim Jong-nam killing: 'VX nerve agent' found on his face:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39073389

* "Opponent of Duterte's drugs war arrested in Philippines on drug charges:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-drugs-senator-idUSKBN16301Z

* "Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media:" https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/robert-mercer-breitbart-war-on-media-steve-bannon-donald-trump-nigel-farage

* "Reality Check: Is Malmo the 'rape capital' of Europe?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39056786

* "Supreme Court Reprimands Anti-LGBTQ Groups for Misgendering Trans Student Gavin Grimm:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2017/02/24/supreme_court_reprimands_groups_for_misgendering_gavin_grimm.html

* "Rest In Power and Peace, Chyna Gibson:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/rest-in-power-and-peace-chyna-gibson.html

* "Search for Daisy Kwok uncovers Shanghai's lost history:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-21/daisy-kwok-and-lost-history-of-chinese-australians-in-china/7861214

* "The History of the KKK in American Politics:" https://daily.jstor.org/history-kkk-american-politics/

* "An app to help blind people to 'see':" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39056979

* "Pointe break: ballet's destructive power laid bare in Sergei Polunin documentary:" https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/feb/22/sergei-polunin-documentary-dancer-steven-cantor?CMP=share_btn_tw

* "Through Donald's Eyes - SNL :"

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* My router died Sunday night, seconds after I offered rp, for which I was heartily sorry, but had no means of conveying. The router had been limping on for years, and its final demise was inconvenient, but not entirely unexpected. I wrote up the latest Black Sails with no ability to check things on the Internet and while wrestling Tavy as I tried to transcribe quotes, for extra difficulty points.

I snagged a few hours sleep, then went out into snow flurries to be in line as soon as Xfinity opened. It took literal hours to get the new router working, so there went my day.

* "Let's talk about Nazis in Fiction:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/lets-talk-about-nazis-in-fiction/

* "Gandalf Leads the Way on a Journey in the Dark:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/gandalf-leads-way-journey-dark/

* "The Breaking of the Fellowship:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/breaking-fellowship-ring/

* "Orcs and Uruk-hai Bring Evil Closer to Home:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/orcs-uruk-hai-two-towers-re-read/

* "Treebeard, Ents, and Action in the Face of Uncertainty:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/treebeard-ents-action-uncertainty/

* "Penny Dreadful, Season 3, Episode 3: Good and Evil Braided Be:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/penny-dreadful-season-3-episode-3-good.html

* "Sansa, Smart:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/155894039887/sansa-smart

* "Arya Todd Drops Out of School:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/arya-season-6-retrospective/

* Black Sails XXXIII: Decisions, Decisions!

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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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* Donald Trump invented a terror attack on Sweden Saturday in hopes of stirring up more Islamaphobic hatred to further damage our country.

* "Pursuit of shady oligarch a test of DoJ integrity under Trump:"

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* "New Trump NSA pick, McMaster, known for speaking truth to power:"

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* "Trump deportation memos show stripping of immigrant protections:"

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* "John McCain just systematically dismantled Donald Trump’s entire worldview:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/17/john-mccain-just-systematically-dismantled-donald-trumps-entire-worldview/?tid=pm_politics_pop&utm_term=.f0481f26f73e

* "This Is A Test Of The Emergency Broadcasting System:" http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/01/30/this-is-a-test-of-the-emergency-broadcasting-system/

* If their plan to literally kill people by denying them health care to pay for tax cuts to the rich is such a good idea, why are they too cowardly to face the people they are choosing to hurt and explain why their suffering is for the good of the .1% to their faces? Don't they at least owe it to the people they are choosing to harm to listen to them? If they are ashamed of their creulty and lack the courage to own up to iut, why can't they simply chose not to harm people? Not harming people in this case merely requires to them to do nothing. Just saying. "Many GOP lawmakers won't hold town halls:"

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* "Texas Orgs Launch 'I Pee With LGBT' Campaign:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/texas-orgs-launch-i-pee-with-lgbt.html

* "Karma Kicks Milo In The Rear:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/karma-kicks-milo-in-rear.html

* Improvement is slow, but ongoing. I am still trying to clear my lungs, but sleep is much easier. I am exhausted pretty much constantly, but I am well enough to read.

* "Beauty Battles Believability in Game of Thrones Costume Design for Margaery Tyrell Part 1:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/margaery-tyrell-costume-part-1/

* Legion has moved into some areas that are triggery for me, but I'm still hanging on. "Legion Sends David to His New Home:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/legion-sends-david-new-home/

* Black Sails XXXII: Fault Lines:

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* "Kim Jong-nam: Second woman arrested over airport poisoning:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38988981

* "Can Americans get an impartial Trump inquiry?:"

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* "‘Unbelievable Turmoil’: Trump’s First Month Leaves Washington Reeling:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/us/politics/trump-white-house.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

* "The Daily 202: Did Mike Pence get burned by Michael Flynn?:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2017/02/10/daily-202-did-mike-pence-get-burned-by-michael-flynn/589d13ffe9b69b1406c75ca2/?utm_term=.2b4e86c85965

* "Justice Department warned White House that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail, officials say:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/world/national-security/justice-department-warned-white-house-that-flynn-could-be-vulnerable-to-russian-blackmail-officials-say/2017/02/13/fc5dab88-f228-11e6-8d72-263470bf0401_story.html

* Andy Puzder, the Hardees/Carl's Jr.'s guy who wants to replace worker's with Robots who was nominated for Secretary of Labor, has been pulled on account of extreme spousal abuse. Oddly enough, Steve Bannon, with a similar history is somehow still in the white House pulling strings.

* Fuck’s sake, Democrats get your asses in gear. "DCCC weak contesting Georgia district Trump barely won:"

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* "Rest In Power and Peace, Jo Jo Striker:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/rest-in-power-and-peace-jo-jo-striker.html

* "Laverne Cox Urges Grammy Audience To "Google Gavin Grimm"':" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/laverne-cox-urges-grammy-audience-to.html

* "Laverne Cox - Exploring All Sides of Justice on "Doubt":"

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* "Michael Flynn's White House Tenure: It's Funny 'Cause It's Treason:"

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* "Andrew Garfield And Idina Menzel Star In A Movie Written By Kids:"

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* "Ivanka Trump Hearts Justin Trudeau:"

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* "Michael Flynn Becomes the First Casualty of the Trump Administration:"

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* "The GOP Weasels Out of Questions About Michael Flynn-:"

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* "Toby Stephens: CBeebies Bedtime Stories - Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Missing Treasure!:"

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* Things needed doing, so I masked up and dragged myself out to do them, despite getting out of breath on the walk to the bathroom. I needed to do a small thing for a neighborhood friend and go to the Doctor (of course), but also we were running out of key food items which meant forage and a grocery store not in my neighborhood.

Something happened at forage that I wanted to mention, particularly as a reminder to able bodied people. DO NOT GRAB SOMEONE'S CRUTCH or other mobility device away from them. Yes, even if you think you are helping. Look, I know she thought she was helping, but she really, really wasn't. The carts there have an open work design, that means I can't just toss the crutch into the basket and have it stay there, so I have this plastic flat that once held plant starts that I put on the lower racks, and I slide the crutch through the top slots, with the flat holding the bottom of the crutch to keep it falling through the grate. It frees up my hands, keeps the crutch out of everyone's way, and I can use the cart as a walker but still have the crutch for when I need it. Only, the flat got knocked askew, so I'm bent over coughing, trying to resettle the flat and the crutch on the bottom rack. I just get everything reseated and ready to go when the wel meaning white lady yanks the crutch from my hands and out of it's slot, knocking the rack out of place and endangering my balance, meaning I had to retrieve my crutch from her and bend over again to readjust the rack and make sure everything is properly put back together. It would have been half the time and half the coughing if she'd just LEFT THE CRUTCH ALONE. She thought she was helping, but she undid my work because she assumed incorrectly the point of the exercise, and it didn't occur to her to ask first. Look, it's rude anyway, as that is essentially a body part, even though it's detached, but the point I'm making here, is you can't read my mind. You see me doing something, it may or may not be what you think I'm doing. I've been dealing with my spinal damage a loooong time. I know the safest way to alight from a bus and how to shop with an inconvenient basket design. I literally brought a plastic plant flat in from my car to put in my cart because I knew in advance I would need one.

I am absolutely not saying you shouldn't ask if I need help carrying something or whatever, because I often really do need that sort of help, but the magic word here is ASK. Consent is magic. "Would you like a hand with that?" is polite. Grabbing my crutch isn't. Yes, even if you really do mean well.

In other adventures in disability, I was behind a nice Ukrainian couple in line. He was mostly collecting the food, going back and forth with her to consult, while she mostly managed the children. The boy was five or six and I'd guess the girl was maybe four. she needed a lot more monitoring , and was tired, I think. Th boy was quiet and well behaved, and so they were mostly just corralling him in when he started to drift out of orbit without really paying attention to him. He was staring at me wide eyed and silent. Look, I'm a middle aged, goth with long hair, ambiguous gender presentation, a crutch, and a surgical mask, gasping like a fish out of water because I am having to shuffle around with an infection because milk and bread do not spontaneously generate. I get it, I really do. The stares are significantly less flattering than the ones I got back when I was a high goth androgyny with a tiger striped Mohawk, but people have been staring at me for one reason or another since I was twelve and I am used to it. If it had been an adult gaping at me like that, I likely would have been shirty, but I have a policy with small children where I give a sound bite explanation of whatever is causing the curiosity/distress/whatever, because I can remember being three and wondering why the guy on the bus had a constellation drawn on his face and I feel like it's more normalizing to explain a disability to a small child than to let it be an object of unspeakable taboo curiosity. This kid was too old to shout loud qquestions, but too young to dissemble interest, which says teachable moment to me. I figure better I explain to some little kid that some people have spinal damage you can't see and need help walking than have them assume walking is all or nothing with disability; or as in this case that some people have sick lungs and need a mask to protect themselves and others. I don't have a lot of feelings to hurt and other people might, and this way next time the little guy sees someone with a mask, he'll likely think 'oh, someone with lung trouble' and not stare. I do not think the parents noticed. She was fussing with the little girl and he was getting bread,

Apparently the other antibiotic was good for lung infections, but not sinus ones, hence me seeming to improve and then reversing on it. I just started yet another antibiotic.


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