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* "At least 28 dead after brutal gang fight in Mexico prison:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/06/mexico-prison-riot-acapulco-deaths

* We would be pitching in too if we had an ounce of decency. "Europeans vow more help to stem Libya-Italy migrant flow:" http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/europeans-vow-stem-libya-italy-migrant-flow-48411150

* "After a Revolution:" http://uncannymagazine.com/article/after-a-revolution/

* "Trump and Chinese president discuss North Korea:"

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* "Maxine Waters: Keep eye on sanctions:"

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* "Trump meeting with Putin sparks controversy:"

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* "The ethics chief who took on the White House:"

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* "States reject White House demand for voter information:"

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* "Lawsuit demands election results thrown out for Georgia's 6th Congressional District:" http://www.cbs46.com/story/35812893/lawsuit-demands-election-results-thrown-out-for-georgias-6th-congressional-district

* "The Brown, Queer, And Poor Are Not The Ones Holding The Left Back:" https://theestablishment.co/the-brown-queer-and-poor-are-not-the-ones-holding-the-left-back-f727e7bf55ed

* "Texas Republican Blocks State's Bathroom Bill: "I Don’t Want The Suicide Of A Single Texan On My Hands":" http://www.newnownext.com/joe-straus-suicide-texas-bathroom-bill/07/2017/?xrs=synd_facebook_Name+of+Brand

* "The Bootlegger, the Wiretap, and the Beginning of Privacy:" http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-bootlegger-the-wiretap-and-the-beginning-of-privacy

* "Leah Gordon photographs the Freemasons of contemporary Haiti:" http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/leah-gordon-freemasons-in-haiti-photography-290617

* "Zoot Suits: A Fashion Movement that Sparked Mexican American Resistance:" http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/zoot-suits-a-fashion-movement-that-sparked-mexican-american-resistance-20170609

* "Sabotage Your Way to Success!:" https://www.calibrepress.com/2016/10/sabotage-way-success/

* "Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria:" http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40520125

* "Turns Out, Snakes Can Hunt in Packs, So Let's Just All Move to Antarctica:" https://www.sciencealert.com/researcher-discovers-that-snakes-work-together-to-trap-their-prey-in-pack-hunts

* "Canuck the crow's attacks halt Vancouver mail delivery:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40436177

* Tavy is officially wise to the medicine finger and fought hard for the first time today.

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 2: A Skinner Darkly:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/killjoys-season-3-episode-2-skinner.html

* "The Philosophy Force Five vs the Scientismists:" http://existentialcomics.com/comic/190

* "The Dark Morality of Fairy-Tale Animal Brides:" https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/03/marrying-a-monster-the-romantic-anxieties-of-fairy-tales/521319/

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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
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* "Kushner hires prominent lawyer with extensive scandal experience:"

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* "Supreme Court keeps block on key parts of Trump Muslim ban:"

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* "Sen. Brown: Senate health care bill "morally reprehensible":"

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* Susan Collins has joined Dean Heller on the no side. If these are your Congress Critters, DO call and thank them for their pledge and urge them to stand firm against pressure from Republican colleagues. It really does help them retain spine in the face of what they are likely dealing with behind close doors.

If you have any Republican senators, please, please call them between now and the vote. We need to flip one more minimum, though more would make it much safer as betting on spine from politicians of any stripe is a recipe for disaster.

That goes 100x more if you have Capito, Lee, Murkowski, Portman, Cruz, or Paul for a senator. Please, please, please put the pressure on this week. Some of these folks are more likely to tip for right wing reasons than progressive ones, but they are on the short list for getting to the third no.

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

* "How America Used Highways To Destroy Black Neighborhoods:" https://thinkprogress.org/top-infrastructure-official-explains-how-america-used-highways-to-destroy-black-neighborhoods-96c1460d1962

* "Stunning 700-year-old giant cave used by Knights Templar found behind a rabbit hole in the British countryside:" http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/gallery/stunning-700-year-old-giant-9981913#ICID=sharebar_facebook

* I’ve been trying to get pictures of Tavy sniffing carnations since they started blooming. I have failed miserably. These are terrible, but it’s the best I could do.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162299497797/ive-been-trying-to-get-pictures-of-tavy-sniffing

* "Fear The Walking Dead, Season Three, Episode Four: 100:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/fear-walking-dead-season-three-episode_26.html

* I'm a hundred down on bills, plus we haven't money for electricity and Internet as we had to pay for car repairs (four hundred), so clearly it's ebay time.: http://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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* TOS Rewatch, Season 2:

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* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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* July 4 2017, 1pm
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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
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* "China nursery blast: Bomber died in explosion that killed eight:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40300059

* There has been a terrorist attack on a Mosque in London. "Finsbury Park attack: What we know so far:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40323769

* "Trump’s new Cuba policy: strengthening oppression?:"

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* "More Russian election hacks on the horizon?:"

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* "Heroic Capitol Police Officer — and Her Wife — Get Presidential Visit:" https://www.advocate.com/crime/2017/6/15/heroic-capitol-police-officer-and-her-wife-get-presidential-visit

* "Voter suppression accusations against GOP persist:"

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* "Chances Senate healthcare bill will be ‘kind’? Small.:"

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* "Barber prays for Scalise, asks GOP not to ‘prey’ on poor:"

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* "Philando Castile mom: ‘This city killed my son, and the...:"

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* "Why America Keeps Criminalizing Autistic Children:" https://psmag.com/education/america-keeps-criminalizing-autistic-children

* "On Carrie Fisher’s Autopsy Report, Or What We Talk About When We Talk About Women’s Pain:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162034860327/on-carrie-fishers-autopsy-report-or-what-we-talk

* "Crisis in Qatar:"

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* "The Big-Picture Forecast:"

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* "Life in Melania Trump's Hometown:"

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* "Sessions’s Southern-Fried SnoozeFest:"

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* "Child Brides:"

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* I did manage to stay up all night and turned up as promised. While he crated his cats I carried the rest of the garden into the rear seating foot space and then finished reading Edward III (The maybe Shakespeare play, not one of the many biographies or studies). My body is officially done for the weak. we got pulled over again, as a tail light had gone out, but they were kind enough to replace it at the jiffy Lube, before I took a donation load to the value village. They had other people coming to help soonish and released me, which was lucky as I barely made it home, my body was so done. I had to get out the strongest (post-op grade) pain meds this evening and Trying to make simply Asian ready noodles had me in tears twice, once for the decision making and once for the actual moving around. I did a little restock early in the month, but I don't have many of these. It was that or cereal though, and I've been in and out of overload all month and can't cope with milk, and being out of veggie substitutes noodles it was. I'm going to be a serious mess all week. I am sorry.

Tavy has been soooo good during the move emergency generally, given his age and temperament. He's not an angel, but he's trying so hard not to maul me when he is in one of his intense moods. He's been trying to run it off and letting me use things like pharmacy bags and paper towel tubes as alternatives. Mostly. And has been super sweet and cuddly most of the time.

* "Election Map:" http://xkcd-rss.livejournal.com/471994.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
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I am shaking all over, but the car is fixed (For now. We really need new front tires before the rainy season starts and new radiator hoses ASAP, but the car is safe. We came in under budget at 400.00ish, which means everybody gets meds and Squirrel can get enough gas to go to and from work, but there isn't even close enough to cover electricity and Internet. I foraged around the corner while they waited for the starter to arrive and they actually had bread and bananas so I'm counting that as a win. (We were nearly out of bread by Frida, so I let squirrel have it, him needing it more, but I have been wanting sandwiches, and bananas being scare for the last month or more, my feet keep cramping). I had settled in on the bench to wait with water, my book, and my more fragile leg propped when it dawned on me I'd missed my wake up meds. D'oh. Not catastrophic, but I expected to start deteriorating around four, and I might have until six before I stopped functioning. Around when the part arrived, the wind had picked up so I moved inside to explore the mysteries of the keurig machine. It turned out they had a surprisingly good tea selection, including two types of chai, both of which I had time to try while I watched the man change out my starter. The radiator cap was dicey last time, and had gone the way of all things mortal. though I'd filled the radiator Friday, it was nigh empty, so I had them sort that too, on the grounds that it was still cheaper than estimate even with the extras and there was less chance of burning up the engine. It was five by the time I took off and my body was running out of time, but the meds really did need fetching and I was halfway to Squirrel's pharmacy. I had to pull over once and rest, but I manged his meds and the loop downtown for mine and the library. I took the skipped meds when I got home, put away the forage, made dinner, took dinner meds, and lunged. I can't stop shaking and it is annoying as fuck, but I think the crisis is past.

Tavy really was a good boy today, which is not easy for him. I was randomly exhausted last night and went to bed super early, which messes with his routine and I'm not entertaining when I am asleep. I could tell he was bored and lonely as he kept coming for face rubs in the morning every time I looked like I might be awake. He was sooo patient and sweet though. He got excited when he saw me getting dressed, but I am a terrible human and after a short bit of play Left the House. All afternoon! And he was so sweet about letting me pet him a bit before demanding play when I got home and I did bring the largest pharmacy bag, which is the best kind of paper bag, being large enough for the whole Tavy except hindquarters and tail, so he has days of playing bag and snake ahead of him and I am forgiven. He wore himself out with the preliminaries and is in there cuddled up with it as I write this.

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* White Nationislist/Neo-NAZI UKIP lost all their seats in parliament, but Conservative Theresa May is still PM, so there is reason to think the Tories will go ahead with plans to speed up their murder of disabled people through things like literally starving them to death, etc. as they have promised to do if they won. Think I am exaggerating? Google it. A couple thousand people have died of starvation, suicide, etc. because of current Tory austerity measures targeting disabled people. They have also been insisting terminal patients with less than a month to live are "well enough to work" despite being bedridden and literally dying. Now google "dementia tax." Tories feel disabled people aren't dying fast enough so think rendering them homeless etc. to pay for corporate tax cuts should do the trick.

Anyway, they kept enough seats to forge ahead on the economically disastrous BREXIT. *facepalm* I’m too exhausted to properly delve into coverage out of the UK tonight to see just how bad things are apt to get even for myself, but I’ve been worrying about this for weeks, so looked up the important bits.

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

* "Man caught getting beat by N.J. cops in critical condition:" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-caught-beat-n-cops-critical-condition-article-1.3231920

* "Chicago man spits, punches people during rant over spilled coffee:" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/chicago-man-spits-punches-people-rant-spilled-coffee-article-1.3231544

* Today I exhausted myself doing fish things and playing garden tetris. It is the time of year when things are growing so fast every trip to water them is a game of limbo and things entwine inconveniently. I was forced to harm the asparagus freeing it from lilies, but I think it will be happier in it's new lodgings.

* Tavy and the thank you roses I got Thursday for helping with the move.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161676650787/tavy-and-the-thank-you-roses-i-got-thursday-for

* For the record, I rather liked White Queen, despite the occasional problem and thing I disagreed with. White Princess has turned out to be rather a mess and has joined the Tudors in my too many things wrong with it to be good stack, which is a shame, as there are some talented people in the cast who I feel deserved better material. It's extra a shame as it's a really interesting period with a lot of real life people and politics that could have made great watching. The choice to show the York to Tudor transition had a lot of potential, and I've had a lot of thoughts I might not have otherwise had by looking at things from this angle in anticipation of the White Princess premiere, but the show didn't take me where I wanted to go that way. Instead it took me places I emphatically didn't want to got, and like the disappointing Tudors, they forgot that Henry VII was a real person with a personality and a lot of political acumen. His use of propaganda and pageantry to win hearts and minds, his subtlety... I do not recognize this lump of wood on the throne. I have long been of the opinion that Elizabeth I took strongly after her Grandfather personality wise. I can watch White Queen and clearly recognize Margaret Beaufort's personality, so they must know how to write characters, but it's like they did no research into Henry VII, and just dressed a manikin for Lizzie to act around. I accept a certain amount of change and telescoping and inaccuracy. I love both Vikings and the cheese that is the Borgias, even though I can give you a long list of things that are not true and people who are changed, displaced in time, etc..

I am way more forgiving of changes that increase representation. What little we know of RL Micheletto is nothing like show Micheletto, but you will pry my beloved show Micheletto from my cold dead hands. His arc is the most interesting thing in a show full of interesting things. Taking a very minor historical figure and doing this with him? Brilliant. Similarly Ivar likely wasn't "boneless" but a manuscript copying error gave them an excuse to add a character with a serious disability and who am I to argue with that even if sociopath paraplegic is not my idea of positive representation. And this doesn't get into things like messed up geography, Rollo and that siege where Katerina shows her genitals being misplaced in time, Cesaere's lack of disfigurement, etc.. Seriously, I'm not a purist if the art works as art and the characters, period, and events are...I don't know close enough? I will except wiggling around with period contemporary rumors, events in dispute, historical figures about which little is known, combining multiple RL people for obvious narrative reasons, interpretations I don't agree with but which are plausible. Tudors threw out Henry VIII's entire personality though which is a serious fucking problem, him being the main character. I admit to knowing not much about RL Lizzie, especially as compared to people like Margaret Beaufort, Richard III, Henry VII, Margaret of Anjou, Henry VI, etc.. I hadn't realized there WAS a gap there and that I would like to know more about her until I was thinking about White Princess before the premiere. (I DO intend to do something about that eventually, but not right now as I'm three or four years on a private project mostly about early modern France for my own amusement and I have stacks of entirely the wrong research materials stacked all over, many of which are ILL and have to be read before I do anything else.) So I can not state one way or another anything about this Elizabeth vs. the RL one. I can swallow them deciding to make the pretender real, but why can't they show not tell how Kingly he is meant to be instead of making him annoying and rather wooden. I had some serious issues with White Queen Costuming, but White Princess costuming is worse to the point of being constantly distracting instead of just being sporadically distracting. The characters were just frankly more interesting in Queen, whereas I don't really enjoy anyone much in Princess nor is there really anyone to like or root for except maybe the Grandmother hiding out in Burgundy? But she's hardly there. Or maybe the put upon cousin? And the politic are a complete mess. Not moving a few battles or an abbey around (I'm looking at you Borgias and Vikings) or simplifying enough so the viewers have a clue what's going on in a one hour show (ditto), which again, I'm cool with as long as you don't push it too far, but Princess needs an international context to make sense and it doesn't have enough of one to tell the political story they seem to be trying to tell. Yes, they go to Burgundy, and once to Spain (which I'd happily have forgiven for the reason I'm cool with Lion in Winter even though the family Christmas never happened. Lion in Winter gets the Characters right and includes enough politics to make sense, except that depiction of Spain is a complete stereotypey mess and that really didn't seem like Queen Isabella), but You need way more Scotland and France at minimum for the politics to make sense. You pretty much always need France and usually Scotland to make English medieval and Early Modern foreign policy and civil war type things make sense, just like France in that same stretch of about 1200 years needs England, Spain/HRE/various German states depending on period, the low countries, the bits that are often part of France or HRE/German state but sometimes independent, and often Italy. This stuff is entwined. Bits of France are England for a big chunk of time. English nobility was still speaking French centuries after that time a French invasion force conquered them back in 1066. French frequently sends support to Scotland and to various parties in English throne wars. They endlessly inter marry. Once you pull the focus out far enough to be talking about non-English alliances, you kind of need to at least properly sketch in the international context. They don't do it well or coherently in Princess. If they wanted to focus so heavily on the family drama, they needed to draw the characters better, the way they did in Queen. If they want to do politics, they needed to do the politics better. Instead it's all muddled and unfocused and messy in a way that has me glaring angrily at the costumes or wondering why scenes and whole subplots are their if they weren't going to do them properly.

I am told these are adapted out of novels. I had intended to try them after seeing Queen, but now I'm suspecting they aren't worth my time.

* "Sins of the Father:" http://cmdr-zoom.dreamwidth.org/1010038.html

* "Eight Movies to Add to your Must Watch List for Pride Month:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/eight-movies-must-watch-list-pride-month/

* "Archer Is Reinvented Under The Murder Mystery Genre:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/archer-dreamland/

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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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* "Sri Lanka's flood survivors threatened by dengue, disease: aid workers:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-sri-lanka-disaster-diseases-idUSKBN18P1Q0?il=0

* "France's Macron holds 'frank exchange' with Putin:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40082346

* "Morocco arrests leader of Rif protest movement:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/morocco-arrests-leader-rif-protest-movement-170529120755386.html

* "Merkel, After Discordant G-7 Meeting, Is Looking Past Trump:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/28/world/europe/angela-merkel-trump-alliances-g7-leaders.html?_r=0

* "11 Years Old, a Mom, and Pushed to Marry Her Rapist in Florida:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/26/opinion/sunday/it-was-forced-on-me-child-marriage-in-the-us.html?smid=fb-share

* "House-Passed Bill Would Devastate Health Care in Rural America:" http://www.cbpp.org/research/health/house-passed-bill-would-devastate-health-care-in-rural-america

* "This Teen's Essay on Microaggressions Is Going VIRAL:" http://www.teenvogue.com/story/teen-essay-microaggressions-viral?mbid=social_facebook

* "7 Reasons We're Quietly Letting Racists Win:" http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-reasons-were-quietly-letting-racists-win

* "The brain starts to eat itself after chronic sleep deprivation:" https://www.newscientist.com/article/2132258-the-brain-starts-to-eat-itself-after-chronic-sleep-deprivation/

* "Traditional capitalism needs "extra" people, but managerial capitalism has no use for them:" https://boingboing.net/2017/05/29/the-exterminative-impulse.html

* "Carbon pollution is suffocating ocean life and speeding up the next mass extinction:" https://thinkprogress.org/oxygen-levels-falling-2-to-3-times-faster-than-predicted-in-our-warming-oceans-7c1e9b48cd42

* "How Big Money in Politics Blocked U.S. Action on Climate Change:" http://e360.yale.edu/features/how-big-money-in-politics-blocked-u-s-action-on-climate-change

* Thanks to a generous meds donation, we wormed Tavy Button today. It was his first pill and he's only had the medicine finger a couple of times. he still fought like a demon. I managed to pin him on the bed and Squirrel pilled the poor Puggle. I had just changed the sheets, so the bed was a large field of flat black on which a pill would be easy to spot and my floor is easy to sweep wood laminate. I held him and did the throat stroke for a couple of minutes and we played with him on the bed for another five, and no sign of him having pulled Mache's old trick of hiding it under her tongue and spitting it out when we weren't looking. hard as he fought the actual pilling, he took it really well. No sulking, no hiding after. Watched me make and eat dinner, had his shoulder pet. As I type this, he's asleep in his cat cage, snuggled up with my legs in characteristic fashion. We will do LM in a day or two as she is a tad under the weather and there is less urgency since they no longer share litter and only interact on goosh day.

I suspect he came with worms, as it's super common in rescues and we haven't had them since we rescued Hector and Mache at the turn of the century. In retrospect, he was periodically making the worm smell, but since it was over a decade and a half I'd forgotten that that was the worm smell. I'll change all his litters tonight, but I'm not wanting to disturb a sleeping Tiny Terror after his bad experience.

* "Y’know, if Merlin turned that squirrel into a human it would save Camelot a significant amount of problems down the road.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161227592652/ayellowbirds-vo-kopen-tyrantisterror

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* 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

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* Congratulations to the people of Iran on the occasion of their President's reelection.

* "Nance: Trump and U.S. seen as clown show:"

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* "Trump’s intelligence breach endangers America:"

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* Want impeachment? Best to pressure your Congress Critters (Both parties). The 25th Amendment is not designed for this situation, and significantly harder than Impeachment. This fits beautifully the "high crimes and misdemeanors" rubric. For 45 to fit the 25th Amendment we'd need someone to get him to a competent neurologist for a thorough examination and tests and a clear diagnosis with likely second opinions on something absolutely incapacitating, like a massive brain tumor or a debilitating stroke. No way is 45 letting a real doctor get anywhere near him as can be seen from events during the election; it's unlikely that something measurable on that scale would be found even if he did get a proper exam; and it is wildly unlikely that his entire cabinet would turn on him at once and every Republican in the Senate and house suddenly grow both spines and develop patriotism. If the spines and patriotism thing were likely to happen, Impeachment would be faster and easier than the 25th Amendment route. Just saying. Remember, Reagan started showing Alzheimer's symptoms well before they decided to run him, and they let him have access to the button for 8 years even as he noticeably deteriorated. Nothing short of a major stroke or similar is going to even have a prayer of succeeding and I'd not hold my breath even then. 25th amendment is designed to be incredibly hard to invoke for a reason, so don't pin your hopes on it. Best to pressure your critters relentlessly instead and that's still not all that likely until the investigations conclude, and maybe not then as Republicans have been crystal clear on party before country.

* They just changed slavery's name. "Which Louisiana prisoners get to work in the Capitol, Governor's Mansion?:" http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/05/what_state_prisoners_get_to_wo.html

* "The Other Classified Secrets Trump Bragged About:"

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* "Stephen Finally Agrees With Donald Trump On Something:"

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* "Brad Pitt: Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars:"

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* "Kim Jong-Un Launches A Commencement Speech:"

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* "Stephen Isn't Ready To 'Let It Go':"

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* "How To Childproof Your Home Before A Visit From Trump:"

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* "Trump's Special Counsel Is The Most Special:"

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* "Comey And Trump Had A Heart-To-No-Heart:"

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* "The Late Show's Teen Secrets:"

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* "The GOP Congressman Waging A War On Ducklings:"

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* I spotted Tavy yelling at the 30 gallon tank for not having any fish to watch in it.

* "Auto Mechanics Hilariously Recreate Renaissance Paintings:" http://www.boredpanda.com/renaissance-mechanics-photo-portraits-freddy-fabris/


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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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* Tavy's been ill the last few days. Monday, he was clinging and grumpy, which was in character, as I'd been out all afternoon for Doctor and forage, so his routine was disrupted and he gets bored and lonely when I'm out. I also plunged into a 13 hour marathon write up of the Black Sails series finale, an activity he hates. Except a bit before dawn he started sneezing, poor wee thing. He's almost two and has had excellent health the whole time he's lived with me. I've lived with cats my whole life. I've seen lots of colds. Mache was very prone to them, likely as a result of her abandonment. She was sick with a vet and medication required lung thing when we rescued her, and had multiple colds a year over a long, happy life. I want to emphasize that I do not panic over a sneeze, but also know what is normal and what isn't.

By the time I had wrapped up my posting, it was clear to me this was a bad cold. I'd seen him eat not long before the sneezing started, and I know how dangerous not eating is for cats, so throughout, this is a thing I've been monitoring. When I woke up in the evening, he was feverish and miserable and I was worried enough to decide if he wasn't better by morning, I'd call Mache's vet for an appointment, and all this month's bills except housing be damned. I stayed in bed and read as long as I possibly could with him, and after I migrated out he was on me pretty much the whole night. All he really wanted to do was cling to me and huddle for warmth and comfort, so I could close monitor his breathing all night while coddling and reassuring. A little before damn, his fever broke. He started taking an interest in the sort of things he usually is interested in, and he had a little snack. He was still sneezing by bed time, so I decided we could manage without the vet. He's much better this evening. Long intervals between sneezes, breathing and temperature normal, still clingy and not in the mood to play, but interested in watching small things move erratically, checking out sounds, pettins, etc.. There was an hourish between sneezes just now, so I think it's okay, and he did eat something round about when I ate, and he just used the litter after a long shoulder cuddle.

This is why my availability has been terrible. I am generally working with only one hand and when he wants both, he gets them. I've been periodically trapped in bed or on the sofa, unwilling to disturb him when he manages to sleep. He is on the mend and Thursday ought to be better.

* I was awakened this morning at 9AM by a fucking real estate agent calling to try to convince me to sell my place and move. Fucking hell! Does this ever work? Does cold calling people, waking them up to harass them about neighborhood home prices really make people with no interest in moving suddenly want to do business with you instead of wishing they had the means to punch you in the nose through the phone? I do not want to move until I am forced into a nursing home. I have strong hopes of dying first given the cf carrier. I have a ground floor apartment that is 100% ADA complaint, with floors I can mop instead of vacuum which is good for my lungs, in a pet friendly building, with a patio I can grow a ridiculous profusion of plants on. Is it perfect? No. I worry constantly about the water heater, I can not afford to fix the door knobs and garbage disposal, and the plumbing needs an overhaul, but it all works well enough and it is safer and healthier than anything I could afford to move in if I sold out. Also, my property taxes are frozen due to the whole permanently disabled thing if I stay here, no matter how high they go for my neighbors. It would be a ridiculous waste of money and energy when I know that the monthly housing cost will drop dramatically once the building renovation is paid off, at which point I can start paying down the medical debt and start saving for when the water heater goes. Moving would dramatically worsen my situation in the long run, and even if I did want to move? No fucking way would I want to do business with some asshole phoning my to wake me up at too early in the morning with housing price figures. I'd likely just call the guy who sold me this place, who I already have a business relationship with.

Bonus points? An hour and a half later a scam charity called to solicit. Assholes.

* Someone just won national Poetry month: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159255373512/ozymandias

* National Poetry Month: "On the Stairs - Constantine P. Cavafy:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159245076324/constantine-p-cavafy

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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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"If a nuclear bomb is dropped on your city, here's where you should run and hide:" http://www.businessinsider.com/nuclear-explosion-fallout-radiation-survival-shelter-2017-3

* RIP. "Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode (Live 1958):"

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* As of Saturday, I am too ill to sleep properly. Amoung other problems, the rattling growl in my chest is loud enough to wake me with alarm every time I relax my rib cage. I spend nearly twice as much time "resting" with very little actual rest resulting. Sigh.

They did not call me back over my lungs by 5PM. Having activated the replacement card yesterday, and knowing the payment was cleared I went out for decongestant today (I have no hope of even short bursts of low quality sleep without decongestant), only to have the card declined. I got it anyway as rationing has only then me so far, but I suspect this and whatever they end up prescribing later in the week will put me under on the car insurance payment. I cam home to sort it and it turns out that when I reported the fraudulent charges a while back, they cancelled the card en route instead of the card the fraudulent charges were on. Because of course they did. I know it's a stupid 29.00, but it's rather needed for things like medicine right now and not next week. They think they can get it to me by Friday, but that'll be too late for meds. We'll see how fucked I am when the Doctor gets back to me. I am so fucking tired of poverty. I wish they'd tell us how much longer they expect the rent to be double to pay off the construction to stop everything leaking. Even a ball park figure would help. One year? Five?

* Update: They called back after 7PM, poor things. They were still in the office, which means they had a 12 hour day. Looks like they not only want the sample, but a chest x-ray, which means we're now in the $100.00 range on copays for services and meds this week. *wince* Nothing for it but to go and worry about payment next month for everything but meds. I've got a too damned early in the morning appointment for Wednesday, which means I'll be all over town tomorrow morning getting the sample in and x-rays taken. If my availability is weir all week, this is why.

If it feels like I am sick a lot you aren’t imagining it. It’s normal with my delightful collection of genetic degenerative nasties for me to be ill a lot, and I’ve ha this pathogen since early February. If you think you are tired of it.... At least I’ve just managed to stay out of ER.

Oh, and I found my keys. It turns out they'd slipped into a side pouch on my messenger bag, so Tavy was blameless.

* Tavy has been lobbying the last couple of weeks to be allowed to curl up with the lap top vent on the grounds that he is now mature enough not to wreck havoc. I know him, however, and was understandably skeptical. Last night, his body language actually looked promising, so I removed the Tavy guard that normally protects the lap top from violent raiding, and moved several thins to less convenient locations to protect them from him flopping around. he managed a whole half hour before attempting a destructive raid on hands and keyboard, so odds are I will allow supervised visits as long as his body language says nap, not play.

* I bet you could make a really good BBC sitcom based on a 14th century village. It would somewhere between All Creatures Great and Small and the Stephen Fry Kingdom in tone, with a touch of Yes Minister.

It could be really funny done right. Frankpledges and malefactors of the Marsh. Arguments on court day about Ale fines and the ownership of ducks. Strong minded village women hitting handsy drunk farmer with frying pans. Amusing period slang insults. Well meaning young cleric in search of a *ahem* “housekeeper.” Various Stewards and the like caught between village reality and the Lord and Lady’s expectations.

* Jokes for Nerds: Aristotle and Plato Edition: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158650975707/quinfirefrorefiddle-demonbloodsausagedog

Walking Dead: I want Jesus to get a boyfriend, but at the same time, that show is very into "kill your gays" and if he gets a partner, odds are one of them will die shortly after. Apparently, I'm really invested emotionally in an ACE Darryl, which can only lead to disappointment, but oh would I like there to be an Ace character in something I watch and Darryl would be perfect for all sorts of reasons.

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* "Trump ignores 'the grown-ups' in his Cabinet:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-ignoring-cabinet-235124

* "Rep. Maxine Waters: Trump advisors with Russia ties are ...:"

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* "CIA analyst quits over Trump disregard for intelligence:"

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* "Town hall eruptions for Republicans:"

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* "FEC commissioner resigns citing 'dysfunction and deadlock':"

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* "We Need to Start Telling the Truth About White Supremacy in Our Schools:" http://www.discriminology.com/news-1/2017/2/15/we-need-to-start-telling-the-truth-about-white-supremacy-in-our-schools

* TW: Rape. "Transploitation: The Reality of Being a Black Trans Woman | Tschan Andrews | TEDxUCLWomen :"

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* Internment camps and Resistance: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157563939502/geniusbee-resistance-can-take-many-forms

* "A Star-Studded Cast Sings 'We Are All Sweden':"

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* "Sorry ISIS, You Lost The Title Of 'Enemy Of The American People':"

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* "Never Fjorget What Happened In Sweden:"

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* "Today Trump Honored Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington And... Ben Carson:"

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* Tavy waking from nap.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157558932592/tavy-waking-from-nap

* Step Four out of five on Document project achieved. My 14-15 month battle with Pennsylvania over my Birth Certificate ended today when it finally arrived. I guess I will not have to try to talk them into deporting me to Canada after all.

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* "Meet Aisha, a former antelope hunter who now tracks Boko Haram:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/08/antelope-hunter-boko-haram-nigeria

* "Turks and Caicos: Where women hold the top jobs:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-38679913

* "Maddow: Careening Trump White House invites disaster:"

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* "Spousal abuse testimony on Oprah a factor in Puzder confirmation:"

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* The horrible Mnuchin is in. Flynn's out over the whole possible espionage, violation of the Logan Act/Russian Blackmail thing.

* I am not angry at people voting for Schulkin to pass through, though I am for those who voted for most of the rest of them. He's an Obama hold over and a reasonable choice. He's on the vert short list with Gen. Mattis and ... IDK, maybe Elaine Chao, of people who'd be acceptable in a year when Republicans weren't rubber stamping criminals and incompetents an actual vetting was going on.

* It's time for another round of "Who's in Donald Trump's Cabinet?:" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/trump-cabinet-tracker/510527/

* "Donald Trump signs executive order giving police more authority:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-sign-executive-order-police-more-authority-murder-shooting-us-president-jeff-sessions-a7572001.html

* "Time to pull out again: The 14 Points of Fascism:" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/11/20/1452457/-Time-to-pull-out-again-The-14-Points-of-Fascism

* "This is what Republicans try to demonize for political gain. Think about it.:" http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/157223842323

* "What Steve Bannon Wants You to Read:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/02/steve-bannon-books-reading-list-214745

* "Danger of gutted spillway still looms over Oroville Dam:"

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* "The Troubling Resurgence of Racial Slurs Like ‘Shvartze’ and ‘Kushi:" http://forward.com/opinion/361625/michael-twitty-black-jewish-relations/?utm_content=buffer52cb7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "Elaine Welteroth & Phillip Picardi - How Teen Vogue Has Grown Up:"

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* "Phyllis Mae Dailey, The First Black Navy Nurse:" http://blackdoctor.org/483585/phyllis-mae-dailey/

* "10 Black women trailblazers who are overlooked during Black History Month:" http://www.revelist.com/race/black-women-trailblazers/6758

* Bruno Mars and Morris Day and the Time ripped it up at the Grammys in there Tribute to Prince. Seriously, this was brilliant and right.: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/157223932408/agoraphobic-ecologist-prince-grammy-tribute

* This is cheesy, but it made me weep: http://sodiumflare.tumblr.com/post/157222892030/hogwartshiddenswimmingpool-a-glorious-dawn

* "Trump's Open-Air Situation Room:"

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* “Smeagol in a Suit” *snerk* "Profiles in Tremendousness - Senior Adviser Stephen Miller:"

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* "Stephen Miller, You're Invited To Tell Lies On The Late Show:"

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* "Laverne Cox Did Not Cry While Meeting Beyoncé:"

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* I found an angle that completely thrashes my torso muscles, but which allowed sleep. Tavy was pleased as he got on the human sleeps as is proper. I need to go out for supplementary meds tomorrow, which I do not want to do. I think the antibiotics are working after all, though I have doubts if it will be enough having just swallowed the last one. I'm at the sorting out how much of the crappiness is infection and how much is meds stage. I can make it to the bathroom without getting seriously winded, which is progress.

* This is brilliant and I'm now all for the Billy = Miranda+Thomas theory. "Parallels between Billy and Miranda & Musical Instruments on ‘Black Sails’:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/157212001302/parallels-between-billy-and-miranda-musical

* I've been quietly loathing the giant Teddy bear add that is full of lines that make it clear the giant Teddy bear is meant to signal cock size and in the grossest possible way making it clear if a guy buys this bear he will somehow definately get laid, even though this is not consistent with the reaction of any woman I've ever met. I never actually looked up. Until tonight. Me: Where are they going to store that thing. It's huge! What adult woman would want a human sized bear... Oh! The guy is fucking the BEAR! He is pretending it's a romantic gift for her, but the commercial is clearly all about a socially acceptable excuse to buy a man sized sex toy and justify it.

You'd think given my sexual history, I would not be this naive, but there You have it. No wonder they are showing it late nights with the vibrator and boner pill ads.

* "The Walking Dead, Season Seven, Episode Seven: Rock In The Road:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/02/the-walking-dead-season-seven-episode.html

* "Emerald City, Season One, Episode Seven: They Came First:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/02/emerald-city-season-one-episode-seven.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.

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

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* "New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38942763

* "Amnesty: Philippine police 'planned' drug war killings:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38823938

* "Philippines to suspend drug war to clean up 'corrupt' police:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38793008

* "Trump’s support of gays is right out of the European far-right playbook:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/02/01/trumps-support-of-gays-is-right-out-of-the-european-far-right-playbook/?postshare=4521485976048931&tid=ss_fb&utm_term=.ed3253368caf

* "Steve Bannon’s War with Islam: Trump May Not Even Understand His Adviser’s Apocalyptic Vision:" http://www.alternet.org/visions/steve-bannons-war-islam-trump-may-not-even-understand-his-advisers-apocalyptic-vision

* "Jeff Sessions and the Islamophobia Industry:" https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/02/jeff-sessions-attorney-general-trump-islamophobia-breitbart-horowitz/

* "Army veterans return to Standing Rock to form a human shield against police :" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/11/standing-rock-army-veterans-camp?CMP=fb_gu

* "The decision to finish the Dakota Access Pipeline may have been illegal:" https://news.vice.com/story/the-decision-to-finish-the-dakota-access-pipeline-may-have-been-illegal

* "Sean Spicer Press Conference Cold Open - SNL :"

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* "Russell Stover - SNL:"

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* "Trump People's Court - SNL:"

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* The new meds regime bought me four hours of sleep. I woke to find I am already sick from my allergy to prednisone, which doesn't surprise me at all. I do not know how bad it's going to get, as this is a tiny dose and it's been over twenty years since the other time. It is bad enough I'm already having trouble with basic functioning. If I drop stitches as it were, it's because I'm having trouble with things like stringing sentences together, keeping the prednisone shakes from interfering with things like typing, and sitting up. Unfortunately, lying down isn't an option either with these lungs as I'm already having to take way more drugs than I'm comfortable with to win four hours of prone breathing and I'm not willing to do more than that in a 24 hour period.

They have postponed the dolphin festival until March for me, which is terribly sweet of them, especially as I didn't ask them to, having thought at the time (Friday evening) that I'd be together enough to run my first event today. They cleverly saw better than I. No way am I well enough for one on one, let along the mental and physical demands of events. It is taking a frustrating long time just putting this together.

I fucking hate prednisone. I took the second pill anyway. Two more days of this to go.

Anyway, I apologize in advance for the commitments online and off that I am likely about to blow off by accident and what is likely to be shitty service in my feed. I can't remember exactly how long it took me to recover last time. I think I missed a week or so of work, but different doses and a was still an athlete then.

* Tavy Button and I were watching Mandiba, with him draped across my leg for pettins after dinner. He was scared when the men with dogs came for Nelson Mandela, all wide eyed and poised for flight. I stroked his back and did blinky eyes at him, and he blinked back and relaxed. That is trust.

* The worst thing with prednisone for me is the combination of dizziness, heart palpitations, and extreme weakness. (I am not kidding when I say this is a drug i am really, really not supposed to be on and did not consent to lightly). There is a reason that even the very short trip to the bathroom is an exhausting ordeal when I am on it. A very kind Internet has sent me what looks like two or three days worth of Thai food via Vikingfoods, for which I am incredibly grateful. Thank you, my benefactor! It is a huge load off my mind that I won't have to cook like this.

* "Home and Home:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157169421847/jemyoshioka-home-home-the-final-comic-in-my

* "Supernatural, Season 12, Episode 11: Regarding Dean:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/02/supernatural-season-12-episode-11.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.

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

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* "Trump's national security adviser under fire:"

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* He deliberately made them base there and is charging them money for it. "Thanks to the Pentagon, the American taxpayer may get a new landlord: Donald Trump:" https://mic.com/articles/168010/pentagon-trump-tower-taxpayer-donald-trump-landlord?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.cfBQ9ERvQ

* "Immigration crackdown under Trump?:"

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* "Trump threatens to defund California:"

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* The sleep attempt failed, as every time I started to drift off to sleep, it was like sand was filling my lungs. I managed to score an emergency Doctor appointment. they nearly forced me to go to the emergency room instead, but I pointed out that's an 8-12 hour wait on a Saturday with me coughing in the waiting room with no access to treatment, which would not be pleasant for anybody. They ended up adding a couple more meds, one of which I am allergic to, but she thinks we can get away with four days at a low dose. (Not anaphalactic, but the last time I took it I was still a healthy athlete and was bedridden for a week, barely able to make it to the bathroom). I did manage a couple of cough interrupted hours of sleep with the new meds. They kept me all afternoon because they were worried about oxygen levels.

Poor Tavy his having a really hard time with it. He just wants to curl up on his human for a cuddle nap, but the human is making terrible sounds and was gone for hours and is not following the schedule and is clearly sick and can't lie still. It's starting to freak him out, I can tell.

* A few of you have asked recently, and I suspect others of you are curious, so here is the basic FAQ on the main things wrong with me (there are others, but these two are why I'm Federally disabled).

I have Ankylosing Spondalytis (which is an autoimmune disease similar to lupus and rheumatoid arthritis) and cystic fibrosis carrier syndrome, which means my lungs are weak, prone to damage, gradually degenerating on their own, and I catch basically everything airborne I'm exposed to. AS and CF Carrier are a bad combination as the CF carrier rules out a lot of the meds that help slow AS degeneration, and the AS means that my immune system is way more interested in eating bits of me it doesn't approve of like the cartilage in my spine than in fighting off the invaders my genetically borked lungs let in. There is a particularly brutal bronchitis going around. They are dropping like flies at area nursing homes. Like nursing home residents and AIDS patients, people like me tend to get hit hard in epidemics like this. It's normal. One day, I will catch something like this, my lungs will collapse and i will die. This is how my Mother went and her Aunt Ruth. My mother's sister with full blown CF died in college of pneumonia. Before antibiotics, people with cf carrier tended to die young of things like pneumonia, bronchitis, etc.. The antibiotic revolution let folks live a lot longer. Aunt Ruth was in her 70's. My Mother was 70. Not a bad span, but the quality of life is a lot lower. It is in the nature of it.

This infection is very serious, even by my standards, and I had MRSA in my lungs for six months that one time, but this isn't the one that will kill me.

Side Note: this is why it's Ableist to mock people for doing activism at home, not that any of my followers are likely to do such a thing, but it might help you explain it to friends. Not only is it physically painful and exhausting to me to go to things like protests and rallies in person, jeopardizing my ability to, say, feed and bath myself that week, but it also exposes me to pathogens in quantity my body flat out can't handle, and the more damage serious infections do, the more scarring on my lungs, the more undermined what passes for my immune system is, the more years I lose not only off my life span, but the more years I lose off my doesn't need a portable oxygen tank time, etc.. Rev. Barber, for example, is already a fucking hero if you are only counting the work he's done with moral Mondays. When you consider he is doing it with AS, and likely his every step is agony... yeah. I honor those of us with disabilities who go out there at greater cost and risk, but not all of us can do it. And that's just me. Consider someone who is agoraphobic or has serious anxiety or whose autism or SID make being in crowds incredibly fucking difficult. (I also happen to have SID and I really don't deal well with Strangers touching me which happens at big protests and marches). It's ablest to treat folks with extra challenges like this as lazy and mock us for choosing the sort of activism that better suits our strengths and doesn't come with a massive extra cost other people don't have to consider. We aren't slacktavists, we are people who are trying our hardest and it's a shitty thing to attack us for wanting to be able to, say walk to the toilet under our own power tomorrow, or not deal with a week of serious sensory over load when the person doing the mocking never has to make that kind of choice, and it's not like there aren't a whole host of things, like phoning Congress critters to complain that are also effective.

* Legion has a really interesting aesthetic, but if you are planning on watching it and haven't yet it includes attempted rape, suicide, and a lot of things that might be triggering around gas lighting and institutionalization. I really liked the Aubry Plaza character, which I am told is a middle aged man in the comics (which I haven't read) and they deliberately didn't change anything else about the character except age and gender, which is rather brilliant. I am not sure how I feel about the way the Institution is depicted and I am generally wary of the trope where a person is not mentally ill but institutionalized for power. I do plan to stick with it, because it's well executed and they really have gotten me interested in the mauin character and the hell is going on.

* "Aragorn Questions, Boromir Departs, and the Two Towers Takes Off:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/aragorn-boromir-two-towers-takes-off/

* "The Riders of Rohan Bring The Two Towers into Focus:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/riders-rohan-two-towers/


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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

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* We know "Alt-Right" is just a weasel word for Neo-NAZI. "Alternative facts" just means lie. We need to call them what they are and not let them get away with Orwellian Newspeak. Most particularly, the news media needs to consistently brand them as they are.

* "Janet Mock's DC Women's March Speech:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/janet-mocks-dc-womens-march-speech.html

* "Living Colour - Cult Of Personality :"

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* Something about this past week has me thinking it's time to rewatch the Prisoner and to reread 1984.

I wonder if I can find my copy of V for Vendetta?

* As of today Tavy has lost all his toys, except one LM had in Squirrel's room to maul. It needs washing and putting back together. He was standing over his toy box making the saddest little meeps.

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

* "free advice if you're going to any of the various protests, marches, etc. this week.:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/156113948218/free-advice-if-youre-going-to-any-of-the-various

* "Healthcare Resources:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/156106364557/healthcare-resources

* 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

* This is the patreon of an RL friend with etsy link: https://www.patreon.com/karjack
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* "Trump enters office with vow to end 'American carnage':"

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* "FEC case exposes paid actor Trump supporters:"

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* I keep having to ask, have Republicans no patriotism at all? Also, do they really want the world to end?

* Does anyone besides Donald Trump really think Rick Perry is qualified to do a job usually held by nuclear physicists and the like?

* "Let the Record Show:" http://johnpavlovitz.com/2017/01/19/let-the-record-show/

* "America Is Going To Miss You:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/america-is-going-to-miss-you.html

* "An Inaugural Celebration That Rings Hollow:" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/an-inaugural-celebration-that-rings-hollow/513902/

* Watching Inaugural coverage, the phrase coming to mind was "American Horror Story: White House."

* "No One's Coming To Save Us, So We Have To Save Each Other:" http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/01/20/no-ones-coming-to-save-us-so-we-have-to-save-each-other/

* "Without a path from protest to power, the Women's March will end up like Occupy:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/19/womens-march-washington-occupy-protest

* "Michael Moore, Alec Baldwin, Cher and more speak at star-studded anti-Trump protest in NY:" https://mic.com/articles/166081/michael-moore-alec-baldwin-cher-and-more-speak-at-star-studded-anti-trump-protest-in-ny?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.jYytZ39dv

* Fuck! Fuckfuckfuckfuck! "Trump Justice Department moves to delay Texas voting rights case:"

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* "Michael Moore: 'Resist, stand up, fight back':"

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* "Joy Reid - How the Free Press Will Operate Under President Trump & "We Are the Change We Seek":"

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* "So You Want to Move to the European Union:" https://status451.com/2017/01/19/so-you-want-to-move-to-the-european-union/

* "Vaccines for three deadly viruses fast-tracked:" http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38669584

* "The WERD: Thanks, Obama:"

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* "The Inauguration of Donald Trump:"

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* "Bedtime in Donald Trump's America:"

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* Today was a really bad pain day. Tavy has recently rediscovered his toy box and while I was a sleep he completely thrashed it. I glued it back together today, and put the three toys I could find into it. By two AM we were down to one scrunchie that someone abandoned here a few years ago. I have no idea where he is hiding his toys.

* "Cake Wrecks The Star Trek Queen:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/1/19/the-star-trek-queen.html

* "Bran and the Amazing Exposition Trees:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/bran-retrospective-season-6/

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

* "free advice if you're going to any of the various protests, marches, etc. this week.:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/156113948218/free-advice-if-youre-going-to-any-of-the-various

* "Healthcare Resources:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/156106364557/healthcare-resources

* 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

* This is the patreon of an RL friend with etsy link: https://www.patreon.com/karjack
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* "India's first transgender school opens its doors:" http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/indias-first-transgender-school/#gs.xmADBvU

* "Donald Trump finally concedes that Russia was behind hacks:" https://mic.com/articles/165147/donald-trump-finally-concedes-that-russia-was-behind-hacks-but-minimizes-its-culpability?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.641aQUBLu

* "Exxon needs US policy change to cash in on big bet on Russia:"

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* "Unverified Trump, Russia blackmail allegations roil US politics:"

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* "Monica Crowley plagiarism scandal outpaces Trump camp denials:"

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* "Trump takes meeting with 'vaccine skeptic':"

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* I miss Coretta Scott King more every year. "Intense day of Senate hearings for Sessions:"

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* "Sen Booker: Jeff Sessions 'a clear threat' to many Americans:"

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* I am still mulling the fact that Donald Trump thinks the thing that was bad about NAZI Germany was that their news organizations dared to investigate Hitler instead of rubber stamping what Hitler said uncritically the way he thinks they should with him, and not, you know, the genocide. I am assuming he doesn't understand that in his analogy he cast himself as Hitler. O.o He just Godwined himself.

* "Republican-led Senate takes first step to repeal Obamacare:" http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-senate-obamacare-20170111-story.html

* "A Time for Treason:" http://thenewinquiry.com/features/a-time-for-treason/

* "A thing about encouraging the media to do better:" https://lettersfromtitan.com/2017/01/11/a-thing-about-encouraging-the-media-to-do-better/#comments

* On what was lost when the NAZIs burned the trans research. "This photo is usually divorced from its specific content.:" https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/155744525101/han-koehle-this-photo-is-usually-divorced-from

* "Trump's Nuclear Plan: It's Funny Because Nothing Matters Anymore:"

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* Impromptu shots of Tavy standing on my shoulder. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/155702667182/impromptu-shots-of-tavy-standing-on-my-shoulder

* My plan last night was to stay up and do labs first thing in the morning. That meant water only after 11:45 PM. I turned out way too tired to do that.. I set an alarm and went to sleep after my rp commitments were done. I started my Wednesday with a half hour of phone bureaucracy. (Most of it on hold). The most important time dependent thing was solved to my satisfaction. I have a list of East coast business hours phone bureaucracy left, but I've achieved a ridiculous amount efficiently since the start of December. Then I went for my interview with the vampire. I know I keep saying this, but poverty clinic phlebotomists are the best because they routinely stick people with difficult veins. I have really hard to work with veins (tiny, deep, prone to wiggling and collapse). I've had serious trouble with hospitals, the Red Cross (back when I could legally give blood as a teen), normal lab techs over the years nailing them. My clinic nails the vein every time quickly. Five big vials generally leaves me ick the rest of the evening, so I moved the TV to the living room before I left. I still managed to do dishes, make diner, futz with the down TV (still can't get picture), sweep some key section of floors before lung time.

* Apparently to my ears, the BBC announcer saying "Motor industry" sounds remarkably like "murder industry." For a few brief moments I was paying waaaaay more attention to the business report than normal.

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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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* The coward who murdered twelve unarmed people in a Christmas Market in Berlin has died in a shoot out with Milanese police. The injured officer is expected to recover.

* "Hildegard von Bingen - Canticles Of Ecstasy:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/154927354012/hildegard-von-bingen-canticles-of-ecstasy-i

* "The Socialite Spy Who Played So Dumb She Outsmarted the Nazis:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/25/the-socialite-spy-who-played-so-dumb-she-outsmarted-the-nazis.html

* 2016 ate another one. "George Michael - Flawless:"

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* His iconic big fuck you in response to being arrested in an anti-gay cruising sting. "George Michael - Outside:"

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* Tavy the Tiny Terror’s favorite way to play with string. That thing where he leaps out of frame? He’s just running back and forth excitedly, which is definitely part of the fun for him.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/154932142358/tavy-the-tiny-terrors-favorite-way-to-play-with

* Today I went to friends' house for pizza, cider, stole, and sitting by the fire. They got a ton of old lights from work, and gave me two bags of them, icluding c9 strings, which are extra exciting as the electrical wiring went out on my 20+ year old strings blew this year. I figure sorting out lighting design with them will be a fun next year project. I left early because of the ice and barely made it out. My Sister got me a lovely TARDIS topper I plan to put in Halloween village next year, and a beautiful TARDIS ornament. These are super fragile, so I'm putting it on the altar, as otherwise a cat will destroy it. These plus the Mozart balls are the best gifts she's gotten me in forever.

* "I'm not Sith, I'm Alt-Jedi, clarifies Darth Vader:" http://newsthump.com/2016/12/20/im-not-sith-im-alt-jedi-clarifies-darth-vader/

* The last few years an annoying amount of stores switched for the inclusive "Happy holidays" that also includes things like New Years and any number of other things people might be celebrating, even though this is the polite thing people had been saying for at least half a century (my mom certainly remembered it from her childhood and had immediate post WWII cards to prove it), because Christians like to pretend they are being persecuted even though they are the dominant religion in this country and a lot of them demand that their bigotry needs to be law so they can take basic human rights for the rest us. I took to responding to this with "Happy Hanukah" even though I'm not Jewish, because fuck that forcing me to participate against my conscience in a commercial context thing and I have a deep and abiding love for Reformed Judaism even though I ultimately decided not to convert. For private people in a non-business context, I'd reply with Merry Gothmas, on the grounds that if they wish me their holiday, I'll wish them mine back damnit. (Gothmas = the season from September to Jan. 5th). For Seasons Greetings or Happy holidays, i mirror it back.

I was all braced for yet another round of annoying evangelism in commercial contexts, but it didn't happen to me this year. Not once in a month and a half. I got a handful in private citizen contexts, but zero cashiers, medical personnel, etc. trying to force me to pay lip service to their religion or that of their employers (which is worse, because they are black mailing people with money they need for food and rent into mouthing religious phrases against their conscience, which is eeeeew).

I think it's the election. I think my region looked at the ugly ass bullshit over an imaginary "War on Christmas" FOX "News" invented to stir up outrage against people behaving decently the way they had for pretty much forever to stoke ratings and how that tactic ended in the Neo-NAZIs taking the white house and decided, "Fuck it, we're not coddling them anymore at the expense of everyone else." It's a tiny, minor form of resistance, but let us hope it's a sign of bigger things to come.

* Map System for Table Top: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/154929726527/somethingdnd-bitter-bi-witch-somethingdnd

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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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