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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* On North Korea: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164230194102/doctordisaster-if-you-live-in-the-us-you

* "Black activists’ words echo from the past as Trump threatens nuclear war with North Korea:" https://mic.com/articles/183527/black-activists-words-echo-from-the-past-as-trump-threatens-nuclear-war-with-north-korea?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.UA9VrYh8K

* "Saudi Arabia: new details of dissident princes' abductions emerge:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/15/saudi-arabia-new-details-of-dissident-princes-abductions-emerge

* TW: Rape. "Three Muslim women reflect on Partition of British India:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-leeds-40936148/three-muslim-women-reflect-on-partition-of-british-india

* "Two men reflect on impact of Partition of British India.:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-south-yorkshire-40938352/two-men-reflect-on-impact-of-partition-of-british-india

* TW: Rape, Pedophilia, Abuse "Communism, Cam Girls and Kidnapping - States of Undress :" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/states-of-undress-communism-cam-girls-and-kidnapping/597f62cfc8acb545623e9563

* "Dodgy development deal in Georgia exposes Trump to legal risk:"

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* "Trump is lying about Charlottesville, says witness:"

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* "Trump gives emboldening 'green light' to white supremacists:"

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* "Donald Trump remarks aid white supremacists' political ambitions:"

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* 45 is now outright blaming the people protesting fascism for the violence perpetrated on them including things like the NAZIs clubbing a peaceful delegation of clergy and the terrorist attack that murdered an innocent woman and injured 19 other innocent people. He also gave a full throated endorsement to the NAZIs that converged on Charlotte.

I am still trying to get my head around the fact that the official position of the Republican party as represented by the President they voted for is that the NAZIs are the real victims here and that the people they physically attacked and in one case murdered are somehow the attackers.

* "Trump blows up damage control as he blames ‘both sides’ for Charlottesville:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/15/trump-asks-why-alt-left-not-being-blamed-for-charlottesville-violence-241660

* Mainstream Republicans and Police Unions both believe we need to legalize terrorism. It’s not enough to pretend to disagree publicly with 45 when he insists that the people protesting fascism are responsible for the violence aimed at the them and the literal NAZIs are the real victims. Every single person backing the bills legalizing mess murder are complicit and the blood is on their hands too.

* "Trump Not Planning on Charlottesville Trip; ‘Why The Hell Would We Do That?’ Aides Say:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-not-planning-on-charlottesville-trip-why-the-hell-would-we-do-that-aides-say

* "A Holocaust survivor on seeing the violent rally in Charlottesville: “It really hurts”:" https://mic.com/articles/183779/a-holocaust-survivor-on-seeing-the-violent-rally-in-charlottesville-it-really-hurts?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.4LOp2SEuS

* Every time 45 says "Excuse me" I don't; every time he says "Believe me" I don't, because that's one of his tells for when he's lying.

* "CBO says Trump's Obamacare sabotage would cost $194 billion, drive up premiums 20%:" https://www.vox.com/2017/8/15/16153094/voxcare-cbo-trump-obamacare-sabotage-premiums

* "Three CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-virginia-protests-merck-idUSKCN1AU1FM

* In other autocracy news.... "Justice demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site:" http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/346544-dreamhost-claims-doj-requesting-info-on-visitors-to-anti-trump-website

* "On Charlottesville: Why the Center Is Okay with Nazis but Hates the Left:" http://www.ianwelsh.net/on-charlottesville-why-the-center-is-ok-with-nazis-but-hates-the-left/

* Keep in mind that Republicans in five States are pushing legislation to make terrorist attacks like the one in Charlottville completely legal. "White Supremacists' War on the Public Square:" https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/08/white-supremacists-are-waging-a-war-against-public-space/536724/

* "The Trump administration just pulled funding from a group that fights white extremism:" https://mic.com/articles/180733/the-trump-administration-just-pulled-funding-from-a-group-that-fights-white-extremism#.ZsFabFBOy

* "It’s not enough to be disgusted by Charlottesville:" https://mic.com/articles/183761/its-not-enough-to-be-disgusted-by-charlottesville?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.iPjz56b1R

* "Are Your Members of Congress Doing Enough to Respond to the Charlottesville Terrorist Attack?:" https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/members-congress-enough-respond-charlottesville-terrorist-attack/

* I am white and am often assumed to be male (I am an adrogyne), but there are few things as terrifying to me as large groups of white men, because they are generally the people insisting I do not deserve even the most basic human rights. They are generally the ones talking about rounding us up and putting us in camps or flat out killing us.

I am on the other side of the country, but seeing the Charlottesville images and hearing the associated rhetoric is fucking terrifying. The images and chants are instantly recognizable. I have often written about how much more dangerous white supremacists are in this country than radicalized muslims. White men born in this country have done 73% of the terrorist acts in this country in recent years. I can not think of a single terrorist act performed by someone who wasn't a white man in my state since I moved here in '98; I can name plenty done by white supremacists. For example, they generally try to bomb the MLK day parade in Spokane most years. I have not once been harassed or threatened by a person of colour since I moved west 'in '91. I have a whole list of harassment, threats, and attempted assaults by white cis men in those decades.

Republicans are defunding attempts to stop white terrorism and attempting to suppress reports on the real danger it poses. In five states they are trying to pass laws to legalize terrorist attacks on crowds such as occurred in Charlottesville. 45 has ordered white supremacist terrorist organizations to be moved off task force agendas and to be ignored in favour of increased harassment of innocent moderate muslims. Look, I am not a fan of Islam for pretty much the same reasons I am not fond of organized christianity, and if there is probable cause I am all for law enforcement doing what is legal and necessary to prevent attacks, but I feel like white straight Christian cis men are disproportionately a threat to public safety and law enforcement approaches to terrorism ought to reflect that and proportionate resources need to be allocated towards the real threat whether they are clinic bombers, Aryan Nation, KKK, Neo-NAZI, etc.. Police need to start arresting them when they assault people instead of attacking peaceful protesters and hunting and killing innocent black people.

This needs to stop; it needed to have stopped a long fucking time ago; and it shouldn't have taken an alarmingly loud mob with torches chanting NAZI slogans to get this discussion going on the republican side. My worry is that racist policies will continue even though some Republicans still have just enough shame to admit under pressure that NAZIs might be bad.

* "Momentum grows to remove Confederate monuments:"

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* "New Analysis Shows, There's No Safe Way to Transport Fossil Fuels:" https://www.ecowatch.com/tar-sands-oil-pipeline-spills-2469141331.html?utm_source=EcoWatch%2BList&utm_campaign=5e7edc5e83-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-5e7edc5e83-85920757

* Super pertinent. "I’m not totally inclined to police anachronism in a fandom whose canon founded Georgia ~20 years early (in addition to the naval uniforms).* However, there’s one idea I’ve seen cropping in Black Sails fandom that bothers me a little bit because of what it suggests about the way that we view history— and that’s the idea that slavery was legal in early Georgia, specifically the Georgia of James Oglethorpe.:" http://septembriseur.tumblr.com/post/162914884914/im-not-totally-inclined-to-police-anachronism-in

* "What Trump Could Have Said After Charlottesville:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Naihe2MR3Yk

* "Stephen Makes Condemning Nazis Look Easy (Because It Is):" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sheEL099ADM

* Now I know how people felt watching me stretch for ballet, running, and Wing Chun back in the day. "Liv Twisted – The Gong Show:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CJOootOLyA

* "T-Rex On A Pole – The Gong Show:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azC_3fVntcQ

* "Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally:"

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* "Battle Over Confederate Monuments:"

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* "Jim's Immigration Points:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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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* "Kenya election: Opposition vows to overturn 'sham' election:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40910687

* "South Africa Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40869269

* Ha! "Vancouver property owners 'panic' to rent as vacancy tax implemented:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/property-owners-panic-as-vacancy-tax-takes-effect-1.4190576

* Re: Charlottesville. 45 cared so little about the neo-NAZI terrorist attack and the widespread Neo-NAZI violence against patriots in Charlottesville standing up to fascism peacefully, that it took him hours to make a statement in which he refused to name the source of the violence (NAZIs, KKK, Alt Right, white Nationalists), and chose instead to use the phrase "both sides" so as to deliberately draw a moral equivalence between literal NAZIs and their victims.

No, he does not get cookies for giving in under pressure and two days later being forced to say he doesn't like NAZIs while still espousing their opinions and demanding racist legislation, and keeping three open Neo-NAZIs in the White House (Gorka, Bannon, Miller).

Fuck that!

* "FBI and DHS Warned of Growing Threat From White Supremacists Months Ago:" https://foreignpolicy.com/2017/08/14/fbi-and-dhs-warned-of-growing-threat-from-white-supremacists-months-ago/

* "White House official: 'What about the leftist mob?':"

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* Mr. Mueller wants to speak to Reince Priebus. It looks like George Papadopoulos tried to set up a meeting with Putin on 45's behalf last year.

* "Russia investigation now reaching into the White House:"

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* "Alabama AG wants minors who can’t get parental consent for abortion to face a prosecutor:" https://mic.com/articles/183588/alabama-ag-wants-minors-who-cant-get-parental-consent-for-abortion-to-face-a-prosecutor?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.k7WEfEggO

* "White supremacist violence drives Americans to rally against hate:"

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* "Racism 'a persistent infection' in white American culture:"

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* "Why ‘Teen Vogue’ tweeted about white supremacy instead of the Teen Choice Awards:" https://mic.com/articles/183750/why-teen-vogue-tweeted-about-white-supremacy-instead-of-the-teen-choice-awards?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.1m5pffMoa

* "Here’s What Really Happened In Charlottesville:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/blakemontgomery/heres-what-really-happened-in-charlottesville?utm_term=.rmEnOr6Rj#.esXMeRPKn

* "America is still hooked on the drug of white supremacy:" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/13/america-white-supremacy-hooked-drug-charlottesville-virginia

* "Classical Archaeologists Found A Lot Of Amazing Things This Summer:" https://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/08/05/classical-archaeologists-found-a-lot-of-amazing-things-this-summer/#e5ea37f79dc3

* "What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know:" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-the-last-nuremberg-prosecutor-alive-wants-the-world-to-know/

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

* Today was a special level of exhausting. Tavy had the blerps on my bed, so I had to change that up, which is heavy work and wearing in itself. I took the car in to honest mechanic to see if it was brakes or belts. It turned out to be the new belt, which meant they tightened and lubricated it for free, rather tan us trying to raise another 350.00 for brakes. Rejoice with me, for the unearthly chattering and occasional dramatic scream has been banished from under the hood. While the nice man poked under my hood, I foraged around the corner and scored a ridiculous amount of free over grown lettuce starts. I picked up meds and library, then spent an hour out in the sun on the patio transplanting two half dead basil plants and two big healthy mixed greens flats out of the tiny start containers where they were getting root bound into every container that would take them except the composting one I am hoping to transplant the contents of the big broken pot into once the hardy greens are done seeding. it really can't go on like this another year, so I can't sacrifice that bin. This meant pulling out the long rectangular that usually is early Spring bulbs and then finding somewhere to put it in the sun, which meant a dramatic reshuffle of half the garden. I think this is not the final configuration, but everything is currently settled in acceptable locations for the night. Odds are I have another long process to finish the shuffle, but I can live with this for the night.

I still need to absolutely do tires as they are a safety hazard to the point of having alarmed yet another mechanic today. They are a blow out risk and oughtn't to be in rain at all. It rains hear eight months out of the year and we've less than a month.

* A particularly on point Doonesbury: http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/2017/8/13

* I was watching Dick Cavett interview Jim Henson and the muppets, and kept being startle by the original muppet voices, it having been so long since I'd heard the Henson versions instead of someone imitating him.

Also, 1971 Big Bird sounds like a serious stoner as does Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog. O.o

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

- Face of the Enemy. I thought this one was season seven, and it is one of the episodes I particularly wanted to see. This is another episode I used to prove that Ms. Sirtius wasn't the problem; the writing of Dianna Troi was. She is so good in this. It's another data point on the season 6 and 7 were markedly better than earlier seasons once Rodenberry wasn't there to strangle character growth. Troi wakes up on a Romulan ship horrified to discover she is disguised as a Tal Shiar agent. We learn a lot more about the Romulans and we get to see a whole other side of Dianna Troi. Meanwhile Spock, the worst spy ever is still alive in the empire somehow and trying to form an underground railroad. Hence the kidnapping. I really appreciate that the Captain Troi is ordered to decieve hates the Tal Shair and has dissident opinions and objects openly to the murder of 18 people. It would be easy to make her a hardliner instead of complicating the ethics. The Enterprise is having to decide whether to trust a traitor who says he's from Spock. It's all made messier by things going tits up on the Romulan side. I love that both sides are having to rely on someone they don't trust. Throughout the "good guys" here use the methods of Authoritarianism to fight authoritarianism, while the "bad guy" displays complex ethics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* As it has since last November, the news continues to feel like a how the world ended montage at the start of a post apocalyptic horror movie.

* "North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/north-korea-now-making-missile-ready-nuclear-weapons-us-analysts-say/2017/08/08/e14b882a-7b6b-11e7-9d08-b79f191668ed_story.html?utm_term=.fb9ddeb48b23

* "Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ Against North Korea if It Endangers U.S.:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/world/asia/north-korea-un-sanctions-nuclear-missile-united-nations.html

* "North Korea says seriously considering plan to strike Guam:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-usa-idUSKBN1AO2L9

* Because of course he did. "Trump retweets Fox News story containing classified info:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/08/politics/trump-retweet-fox-news-north-korea-story-haley/index.html

* Meanwhile, Machiavelli weeps in his grave. "Trump White House weighs unprecedented plan to privatize much of the war in Afghanistan:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/08/08/war-afghanistan-trump-white-house-weighs-bold-plan-privatize/548004001/

* "'Crypto-currency' may help Russian oligarchs beat sanctions:"

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* "Trump bellicosity is frightening new variable in N Korea standoff:"

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* "Trump presidency-for-profit violates founding American principles:"

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* "Trump profits from hotel as GOP social center:"

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* "Trump exploits loophole to hire foreign workers at Mar-a-Lago:"

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* "Feeling legal heat, Trump resorts to bullying:"

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* "Trump gets a folder full of positive news about himself twice a day:" https://news.vice.com/story/trump-folder-positive-news-white-house

* "Pro-Trump corp targets local news stations as propaganda outlets:"

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* "Nunes aide behind secretive UK trip to find Trump dossier author:"

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* "GOP members of Congress get angry earful on health care at home:"

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* "Remember Roy Moore of Alabama? He may soon be a senator:"

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* It is looking like Devin Nunes is once again interfering in the Trump-Russia investigation, from which he is supposed to be recused because of previous unethical conduct intended to damage the investigation, this time secretly dispatching staffers at taxpayer's expense to London in hopes that if they harass Christopher Steele he'll not aid the investigation.

* As a trans person, bodily autonomy is a redline for me and it's how Bernie lost me. "Of Course Abortion Should Be a Litmus Test for Democrats:" https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/02/opinion/trump-democrats-abortion-litmus-test.html

* Jeff Sessions continues the Republican War on Voting by insisting it’s completely reasonable for people to lose the right to vote if they only vote in Presidential election years instead of every election. Since poor people have a harder time getting off work to vote, they are going to be disproportionately harmed by a law that purges people if they haven’t voted in the last two years, which is the goal of the legislation, of course. "Justice Dept. sides with Ohio’s purge of inactive voters in case headed to Supreme Court:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-department-reverses-position-to-allow-ohio-to-purge-inactive-voters-from-rolls/2017/08/08/e93c5116-7c35-11e7-9d08-b79f191668ed_story.html?utm_term=.8cdec58d5586

* A police officer in Grand Praire Texas hunted, assaulted, and permanently disfigured Rashuan Barnes even though the man was not suspected of any crime and unarmed. The police point out that there is no law against unprovoked assaults against black men by police and therefore the officer acted correctly in both maiming the man for no reason and failing to file a report, as were the other officers who refused to investigate the savage assault.

* "Dallas Mother Wants Cop Fired Who Arrested Her Sons:" https://blackamericaweb.com/2017/07/14/dallas-mother-wants-cop-fired-who-arrested-her-sons/

* "The Unstoppable Rise of Intersex Supermodel Hanne Gaby Odiele:" https://www.out.com/out-exclusives/2017/7/24/unstoppable-rise-intersex-supermodel-hanne-gaby-odiele

* "Leah Remini Argues That Scientology Isn't A Religion:"

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* "US federal department is censoring use of term 'climate change', emails reveal:" https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/07/usda-climate-change-language-censorship-emails

* "Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/07/climate/climate-change-drastic-warming-trump.html

* This is genuinely fascinating. I've never seen all the little underpinings. Little hooks! bands to hold things in place! "The Bowes Museum The Art of Dressing:" http://hoop-skirts-and-corsets.tumblr.com/post/163921970162/the-bowes-museum-the-art-of-dressing-we-filmed

* "Border Patrol: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "A Boy Scouts Ghost Story: The Pumpkin Man Phone-eth:"

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* "Trump Begins His 17-Day Summer Vacation:"

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* "‘Real News Tonight’ Adds Lara Trump As Correspondent:"

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* "Trump's 'Working' Vacation (He's Working On His Golf Swing):"

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* "Mike Pence Looks Thirsty For The Presidency In 2020:"

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* "Eric Bolling is Fox News' Disgraced Employee Of The Month:"

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* "The Late Show's 'WTF Is Up With Millennials?':"

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* "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 4: New Horizons:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/the-strain-season-4-episode-4-new.html

* Snerk. "Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 4:" http://imgur.com/a/TWGgF#Xf890uh

* "Exposition Paintings, Bad Hugs, and Missed Opportunity Dominates Thrones:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/exposition-paintings-bad-hugs-missed-opportunity-dominates-thrones/

* Relateable "How’s It Going:" http://dorktowerfeed.livejournal.com/464080.html

* Death by Silver is delightful! It's very, very me. I would like to thank whichever of you recommended it. For those of you who did not know of this book, it is about two Victorian gentlemen who prefer gentlemen solving a murder in a Victorian London in which metaphysics (Hermetic magic) is a thing. The world building is A++. Patent from a kit magic that completely botches enchantments. Terrible boarding school hazing. A sort of Perter Whimsey/Sherlock Holmes atmosphere with plenty of Waugh tossed in. I am charmed.

* TOS Rewatch, Season 2:

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* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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* Next Monday, 9am
September 4 2017, 10am
Next Friday, 7pm

+news +log @recycle Enter Seal Lord Sail water l/out

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Trump supporters attack Russia story as hoax:"

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* I love that she wouldn’t let him get away with lies and logical inconsistencies. "Trump takes credit for economic growth:"

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* The Trump legal team is now arguing that it is inherently unfair to have a Grand Jury in D. C. because black people are allowed to serve on it.

* "Why Trumponomics cannot make America great again:" https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/aug/04/why-trumponomics-cannot-make-america-great-again

* "Women seeking abortions in Arkansas now need permission from men:" http://www.independent.co.uk/News/world/americas/women-arkansas-abortion-men-permission-male-us-pro-choice-life-planned-parenthood-termination-a7834861.html?amp

* "Ceasefire volunteers undeterred as calls for end to violence mix with familiar sound of gunfire:" http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-ceasefire-day-two-20170805-story.html

* "U.S. Citizen Who Was Held By ICE For 3 Years Denied Compensation By Appeals Court:" http://www.npr.org/2017/08/01/540903038/u-s-citizen-held-by-immigration-for-3-years-denied-compensation-by-appeals-court

* "5 big myths about affirmative action in colleges:" https://mic.com/articles/183223/5-big-myths-about-affirmative-action-in-colleges#.NozDUdnE1

* "The Men Who Never Have to Grow Up:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/opinion/sunday/donald-trump-jr-boys-sexism.html

* "NAACP Warns Black Travelers To Use 'Extreme Caution' When Visiting Missouri:" http://www.npr.org/2017/08/03/541382961/naacp-warns-black-travelers-to-use-extreme-caution-when-visiting-missouri?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170803

* "Tee Tee's Funeral Go Fund Me Page:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/tee-tees-funeral-go-fund-me-page.html

* "I Don’t Want to Watch Slavery Fan Fiction:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/opinion/hbo-confederate-slavery-civil-war.html?&moduleDetail=section-news-3&action=click&contentCollection=Opinion®ion=Footer&module=MoreInSection&version=WhatsNext&contentID=WhatsNext&pgtype=article

* "Ella Dawson has genital herpes, and she wants to tell you about it.:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/163851447093/lepetitenoirmarkie-ithotyouknew2-capacity

* "Bloody Death Skull – The Gong Show:"

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* "Balancing Family – The Gong Show:"

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* "Men’s Lives Have Meaning, Part 6: Father, Why?:" http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/163751458811/mens-lives-have-meaning-part-6-father-why

* "Uptight Ottawa Catholics outraged that Archbishop allowed giant robot spider on cathedral roof:" https://boingboing.net/2017/08/02/nation-of-scottish-bankers.html

* "How I Set About Queering Jane Austen:" https://www.themarysue.com/queering-jane-austen/

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

- Chain of Command (parts 1 & 2 Combined). How to undermine crew morale and battle readiness. It is particularly hard watching TNG Ferengi in the current political climate. I had somehow misremembered this as being in season seven, so wasn't emotionally braced for it, Picard's torture and interrogation being strongly reminiscent of my childhood interrogations, because it was the first thing I ever saw that got that it is fundamentally about getting the victim to agree to the lie, a that is how they break us. At the same time this episode was much of the impetus for the rewatch, as a quarter of a century late it still haunts me. This time I am thinking about how this trauma interacts with his earlier violation at the hands of the Borg. I had honestly forgotten how philosophical this is. I do appreciate the ethical discussion. The mind games are always the hardest to watch for me. Picard's defiance and cleverness speaks to me on the deepest level. When this first aired, this was not a thought I was capable of having, but now I am pleased that he voluntarily went for therapy at the end.

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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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "US aid cuts could be a 'death sentence' to women in Malawi:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/27/health/malawi-us-foreign-aid-cuts/index.html

There is still time to protest or call your Congress Critter. So many women will die if they do this.

* "Senate slaps new sanctions on Russia, putting Trump in corner:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-sanctions-idUSKBN1AC1U8

* "Masha Gessen - How Russia Established an Autocracy in "The Future Is History" - Extended Interview:"

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* "Top Republican Says He’s Writing Bill to Protect Special Counsel Probe:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/top-republican-says-hes-writing-bill-to-protect-special-counsel-probe-1501174871

* Skinny repeal failed.

If you have Susan Collins, John McCain, or Lisa Murkowski for a Senator, please call to thank them as they were all they saved health care for 16 million working Americans and their children.

* Notice 45 deliberately waited until Mattis was on vacation to attack military readiness and throw active duty units in war zones into chaos as mart of his illogical transphobic psychological warfare attack on our own military. I mean, we knew he hated soldiers and soldier's families when he personally went after the Gold star family during the campaign and pissed on their loss, but attempting to damage morale in the middle of a war.... Yeah.

* "Pentagon takes no steps to enforce Trump's transgender ban:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/27/trump-transgender-military-ban-no-modification-241029?lo=ap_a1

* "The 'Game Of Thrones' Spoil-Proof Bucket:"

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* "Trump Claims His Ohio Rally Broke All Records. Every. Single. One.:"

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* "Stephen Helps 'The Mooch' Scaramucci Find 'The Leaks':"

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* "Trump employs Christie-style bully politics in health bill push:"

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* "Adam Ruins Everything - The Real Reason Hospitals Are So Expensive:"

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* "The Mooch Will Set Trump Free:"

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* "When Michael Met Arthur:"

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* "The Mooch Drags His New Coworkers:"

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* "Trump Takes On His Own Attorney General :"

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* "Back in Black - American Infrastructure at Its Worst:"

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* Lilies together. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163483996457/lilies-together

A ridiculous number of new lilies opened during the day. O.o: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163510309907/a-ridiculous-number-of-new-lilies-opened-during

* Can Ghosts be in a minyan? http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/163084786071/animatedamerican-janothar-keshetchai#notes

* "Good Omens TV nightmare scenarios:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163521691837/good-omens-tv-nightmare-scenarios

* Snerk. "Problems with Millennials:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163519960752/problems-with-millennials

* Cryptids: Regional Difference: http://sodiumflare.tumblr.com/post/163509870930/regional-differences

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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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* Things that make me go Hmmmmm..... "Trump campaign paid $50,000 to Trump Jr.'s attorney:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/15/trump-campaign-paid-jr-attorney-240592

* Lee and Moran have joined Collins and Paul in the "no" column on this iteration of ACA Repeal. Thanks to all of you who have made your voices heard. The protests worked. If these are your Congress Critters, consider calling them and thanking them, to encourage future spine in future iterations. If you have Republican Senators and/or Members of the House, please consider joining a Die In, Sit In, Town Hall Protest, one of those clever concrete things like the balloons or the paper chain things, Office protest, calling, or faxing now through end of August Recess. There is nothing stopping them from trying again except constituent anger.

* The only people benefiting from ACA repeal are the extremely rich. It's even bad for the Insurance industry. "'Simply Unworkable': Insurers Blast New Provision In Senate Health Bill:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-health-bill-insurers-unworkable_us_59697eb7e4b0d6341fe9111c

* "The Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Not Over. Here’s How You Can Join:" https://www.thenation.com/article/the-fight-against-the-dakota-access-pipeline-is-not-over-heres-how-you-can-join/

* "Recipe For A Shooting:" http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2016/06/13/recipe-for-a-shooting/

* TW: Rape. "She Told a Guy She Worked at an Abortion Clinic. On Their Next Date, He Raped Her.:" http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a10029357/calla-hales-abortion-clinic-rape-harassment/

* "The Uninhabitable Earth, Annotated Edition:" http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans-annotated.html

* Minimum wage: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163092032807/i-dont-believe-the-construction-of-minimum-wage

* "The Strange Story Of George Washington's Dentures & How They Ended Up In NYC:" http://gothamist.com/2017/07/07/george_washington_dentures_nyc.php

* The Car FUBAR Escalates, or what I did all afternoon while trying not to vomit: So apparently the alternator also went, but it looked like just a belt when the tow guy peered at it. This meant tow to honest Mechanic. If you are watching the expense of all this ratchet up in your head, you are experiencing my afternoon only without the heat, escalating stress and grim resignation.

Squirrel called me a Blue Cab home as I haven’t a cell phone, it was way too far to gimp even if I didn’t have an impressive amount of spinal damage, and I had the rest of the cash he’d handed me for repairs that I had not spent on the tow physically on my person. Blue cab is a glorious left wing alternative to Yellow Cab founded by ex-yellow cabbies that is cheaper and treats their employees well (Unlike Uber), and regulated (unlike Uber), and safe (unlike Uber). Today’s driver was a gorgeous larger woman with purple hair to match her clothes and some really cute arm tattoos. Seriously, I fricken love blue cab with the friendly counter culture drivers.

It turned out to be Customer Appreciation Day and the ride was free!

The rest though? Jesus fuck! So now we need to try to raise $4-500ish for this month’s car repairs as we are ALSO a month behind on Electricity because of last month’s car repairs. We can’t NOT fix it, as there is no Graveyard shift public transport for Squirrel and my disabilities make not having a car pretty much unlivable.

I hate that I keep having to beg for money, but I feel like I’m bailing a leaky boat with a sieve and we’re going to drown.

Want to help? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Oh Gods, I just realized I’m also out of B complex to go with my melitonin, and I have prescription meds waiting down town. Nothing can be done about the B Commplex, of course. *Mentally adds Pharmacy to list of places I need to call tomorrow to be for an extra week’s grace*

* I am going to be furious if the bullshit politicking at the Bolshoi robs us of a chance to see Maria Alexandrova dance as Margot Fonteyn to Vladislav Lantratov's Nureyev. She is absolutely the perfect person to embody Fonteyn, and he has really come into his own this Spring. He is ready to do it now, I think, and their dancing together is beautiful and so gloriously in sync just now. I want this Nureyev to happen so much, even if I never get to see it. Rudolph Nurayev is so important to dance and meant so much to me growing up. I want this art to exist in the world, especially right now in the era of Putin and the anti-LGBTQIA laws and persecution in Russia. It's so important that it exist, that it be done right, that it be filmed so people can see it.

* "Ed Sheeran, Bad Wigs, and Boredom! Game of Thrones is Back!:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/ed-sheeran-bad-wigs-boredom-game-thrones-back/

* Zing: http://www.twolumps.net/d/20170717.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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "China is building an incredibly cool "forest city" that will combat pollution
China is building an incredibly cool "forest city" that will combat pollution:" http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2s36Fw1&t=YzI2MzQxOWIxOTM2NzI5NzU3NmQyMjBlMjYzMGJjYTIyYjJkODdlMixHYnJ2eWZNVQ%3D%3D&b=t%3AlcQOOVLPUqU8b7tcAVYSvw&p=http%3A%2F%2Fbrigdh.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F162755800318%2Fthe-future-now-china-is-building-an-incredibly&m=1

* "Trump meeting 'Everything Putin could have asked for':"

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* "The rise to power of Vladimir Putin:"

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* "Putin regime marked by graft and corruption:"

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* "Despite crackdowns, political resistance to Putin grows in Russia:"

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* "Russia makes inroads with American right via guns, religion:"

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* "Firm commissioned by Tillerson recommends that DHS issue U.S. visas:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-visas-idUSKBN19Q324

* "Fearing for her life, Iowa Democrat abandons race to unseat GOP Rep. Steve King:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/161476053600/fearing-for-her-life-iowa-democrat-abandons-race

* "Oregon’s passes bill protecting reproductive rights:" https://mic.com/articles/181634/oregons-legislators-just-passed-a-bill-protecting-womens-reproductive-rights?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.puqw9cw2a

* "A major asthma drugmaker has been quietly investing in coal on the side.:" https://newrepublic.com/minutes/143447/major-asthma-drugmaker-quietly-investing-coal-side

* "How to covertly toss an apartment, Stasi style:" https://boingboing.net/2017/07/01/witchhunting-in-the-gdr.html

* "‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39:" http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/nelsan-ellis-dies-dead-true-blood-1202490405/

* This was legitimately beautiful. "Uprooted - The Gong Show:"

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* "The Hollywood Bug Guys – The Gong Show:"

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* "On the Palantír and Meddling in the Affairs of Wizards:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/palantir-meddling-affairs-wizards/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Maddow: Trump behavior hurts the presidency, but he doesn't care:"

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* "Trump further disrupts Obamacare repeal efforts:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/30/trump-obamacare-repeal-replace-tweet-240132

* Look, I despise Joe Scarborough and "Morning Joe," but this sort of Autocratic tactic from the White House is fucking terrifying. "Scarborough, Brzezinski say White House used National Enquirer as threat:" http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/30/media/national-enquirer-donald-trump-joe-scarborough/index.html

* "GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-operative-sought-clinton-emails-from-hackers-implied-a-connection-to-flynn-1498770851

* "White House council for women and girls goes dark under Trump:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/30/donald-trump-white-house-council-for-women-and-girls-239979

* "Presidential Commission Demands Massive Amounts of State Voter Data:" https://www.propublica.org/article/presidential-commission-demands-massive-amounts-of-state-voter-data

* "24 states refusing to provide voter data to Trump election panel:" http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/340289-19-states-refusing-to-provide-voter-data-to-trump-panel

* "Pruitt will launch program to 'critique' climate science:" https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060056858

* "Trump seen hatching voter suppression plan with new fraud group:"

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* 32 million people who currently have insurance will lose it is the Senate version of Trumpcare is passed in order to give a massive tax cut to the richest 1%.

If you can go to an in person protest in the next week, please try. If you can't, here are some other options:

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

* The House has voted to completely defund the Election Assistance Commission presumably in response to reporting that the Russians have compromised election databases in 39 states and have interfered with the 2016 elections on all levels, since the Election Assistance Commission exists to fight exactly this sort of tampering. It is looking like Republicans feel that letting Putin delete eligible voters from the rolls and pick winners in our elections is way more important than patriotism, Democracy, etc.. I can't think of a single other reason they would take such strong steps to render our elections easier to hack instead of taking the logical step of dramatically increasing funding for the sake of National Security in the face of evidence that our system is vulnerable. Party before Country seems to once again be the motivating principle for this decision. Every single person who voted for this is complicit. Every single one of them decided they would rather be in power in a Russian client state than take the chance of a fair election in a free country.

* "The Federal Voting Agency Republicans Want to Kill:" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/election-assistance-commission-republicans-congress/516462/

* They are targeting people who work for a living on behalf of those with Trust Funds. "Senate Health Bill Could Hit Employer-Sponsored Plans:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-health-bill-could-hit-employer-sponsored-plans-1498764574

* "The 'Handmaid's Tale'-inspired protests are now a movement unto themselves:" https://mic.com/articles/181101/the-handmaids-tale-inspired-protests-are-now-a-movement-unto-themselves?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.2kLLYF8W2

* TW: Pedophilia. "NASA Denies That It’s Running a Child Slave Colony on Mars:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/nasa-denies-that-its-running-a-child-slave-colony-on-mars

* "Doctor kills 1, wounds 6 at NYC hospital before killing himself:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/30/us/new-york-hospital-shooting/index.html

* "German parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/30/germany-poised-legalise-same-sex-marriage-bill-law

* "Trump Administration Appoints Anti-Transgender Activist To Gender Equality Post" https://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/trump-administration-appoints-anti-transgender-activist-to?utm_term=.ctkQpNyj2#.kjRzaPmkZ

* "GOP Congesswoman compares transgender soldiers to North Korea, Putin, and ISIS:" https://thinkprogress.org/hartzler-transgender-military-threat-e6c2bb61475f

* I first saw a man dance on pointe on TV in the '70's when I was a child. It was so exciting, and the announcer made what I felt was an appropriate level of fuss. Now imagine how I felt when I got to see the Trocks. I'm glad Bottom is en pointe, but I which there were more of it in the ballet repertoire. "Men on pointe? First Soloist Bennet Gartside shares his tips (The Royal Ballet):"

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* "Unipiper - The Gong Show:"

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* "Stephen: 'This Is What's Wrong With The American President':"

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* "What Is A 'Bona Fide Relationship,' Anyway?:"

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* These end between 7-8PM Saturday. 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, 2pm
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+news +log @recycle Enter Seal Lord Sail water l/out


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Pakistan inferno: Father's anguish as tanker dead buried:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40418969

* "Moscow Is Recalling Russia's Ambassador To The US Amid Election Controversy:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/johnhudson/moscow-is-finally-recalling-russian-ambassador-sergey?utm_term=.ejJ60VMAGk#.ioq1qlZP5L

* "US nuclear plant's computer system hacked:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-nuclear-plants-computer-system-hacked/story?id=48314345

* "Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary:" https://apnews.com/a39de0185d6844bfb0c4009b22791252

* "Trump blasts CNN as ‘fake news’ after it retracts story:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/27/trump-cnn-retracts-story-239988

* "Officials struggle to convince Trump that Russia remains a threat:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/28/politics/officials-struggle-convince-trump-russia-threat/index.html

* "Trump teases 'big surprise' on Senate Obamacare repeal effort:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/28/donald-trump-obamacare-repeal-240044

* "Manafort Discloses $17 Million in Payments for Ukrainian Work:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-28/manafort-discloses-17-million-in-payments-for-ukrainian-work

* "A Lawyer Who Helped Write The Patriot Act Is Trump’s Pick For A Top State Department Job:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/trump-picks-patriot-act-lawyer-for-top-state-depar?utm_term=.vxm1R6wWey#.hcGoO5dEPN

* "Trump lawyer's firm steered millions in donations to family members, files show:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/27/trump-lawyer-jay-sekulow-donations

* "Sarah Huckabee Sanders tangles with reporter at White House briefing:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/27/sarah-huckabee-sanders-brian-karem-media-attack-240016

* "Trump, EPA Move to Rescind Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-epa-move-to-rescind-obama-administrations-clean-water-rule-1498586400

* "Perry calls for climate change debate, says he doesn't know Trump's stance:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/27/rick-perry-climate-change-trump-stance-240012

* "Trump team declares all Russia stories fake news:"

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* "EPA sidelining science under Trump, Pruit:"

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* So he wants to get rid of Meals on Wheels, but thinks he deserves a 17% raise. "Chaffetz calls for $2,500 legislator housing stipend:" http://thehill.com/homenews/house/339570-chaffetz-calls-for-2500-legislator-housing-stipend

* Keep the Pressure on, Folks. "Republicans eye billions in side deals to win Obamacare repeal votes:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/26/republicans-obamacare-repeal-votes-239984

* "208,500 additional deaths could occur by 2026 under the Senate health plan:" https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/6/28/15881720/deaths-senate-health-care-bcra

* "Republicans in Missouri want to be able to keep women who use birth control from working:" https://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/6/23/1674570/-Republicans-in-Missouri-want-to-be-able-to-keep-women-who-use-birth-control-from-working

* "Number 14- Rest In Power and Peace Ava Le'Ray Barrin:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/number-14-rest-in-power-and-peace-ava.html

* "Pro wrestling’s newest villain: 'The Progressive Liberal':"

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* "Medicaid's Last Stand:"

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* "ICE Unleashed:"

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* "The New Ground Rules At White House Press Briefings:"

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* "'Repeal And Replace' Is Being 'Delayed And Postponed':"

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* "Why Human Evolution Matters: Crash Course Big History 204:"

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* "Why Human Ancestry Matters: Crash Course Big History 205 :"

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* "Vaccines: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver :"

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* "Stephen Returns From Russia With An Apology For Trump:"

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* "Stephen Leaks Drawings Of Sean Spicer's No-Camera Press Briefing:"

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* "Stephen's Trip To Russia Was Supposed To Be Secret:"

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* Queer Dance Party:

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* "Fear The Walking Dead, Season Three, Episode Five: Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/fear-walking-dead-season-three-episode_20.html

* This was my one big problem with both versions of American Gods. (I have a handful of quibbles, but none of note). "Bilquis, Queen of Sheba, and American Gods:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/bilquis-american-gods/

* Two Days left. 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=

Details cut for your pleasure: )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Time to revitalize the anti-war movement:" http://www.cupw.ca/en/campaign/resources/time-revitalize-anti-war-movement#.WURGMTttz1w.facebook

* "Trump’s major foreign policy challenges heat up:"

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* "Media clamp down at White House press briefings:"

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* "Why are Democrats attacking Nancy Pelosi?:"

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* "Sen. Sherrod Brown decries GOP healthcare bill:"

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* Dean Heller appears to have flipped. (It is never good to bet on spine in these cases, but it is progress). If you have Lee, Murkowski, Portman, Collins, or Paul for a senator, please, please, please put the pressure on this week.

* "The Senate GOP just released a draft of their Obamacare repeal bill:" https://mic.com/articles/180599/health-care-bill-senate-gop-unveils-long-awaited-ahca-draft#.Kwq8SglrX

* "Watch Elizabeth Warren school lawmakers on what Planned Parenthood actually does:" https://mic.com/articles/180626/watch-elizabeth-warren-nail-exactly-what-planned-parenthood-does-and-why-we-need-it#.hp5mWvarz

* "Domestic Violence Offenders Abusers Frequently Get to Keep Their Guns. Here Are the Big Reasons Why.:" https://www.thetrace.org/2015/10/domestic-abuse-guns-boyfriend-loophole/

* "The Pentagon Admits It Used Race-Based Chemical Weapons Testing on Humans in WWII:" https://mic.com/articles/121207/the-pentagon-admits-it-used-race-based-chemical-weapons-testing-on-humans-in-wwii?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.0baQvCzAb

* "We Need to Talk About Racism in the LGBTQ Community:" http://www.teenvogue.com/story/philadelphia-pride-flag-opposition-racism-lgbtq-community?mbid=social_facebook

* "A buried box of photos reveals a Jewish photographer's chronicle of life in the Lodz Ghetto:" http://mashable.com/2017/04/02/inside-the-lodz-ghetto/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link#vdQ4oYIdoZqc

* "This artist put Donald Trump quotes on sexist 1950s ads to send a sharp message:" https://mic.com/articles/170666/this-syrian-artist-took-misogynistic-1950s-ads-and-added-sexist-quotes-from-donald-trump?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.FxhgdobpZ

* More Carnations from my garden: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162265216402/more-carnations-from-my-garden

* "Sunday Sweets: Wedding Wonders:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/6/25/sunday-sweets-wedding-wonders.html

* "American Gods, Season 1, Episode 8: Come to Jesus:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/american-gods-season-1-episode-8-come.html

* I do so enjoy watching Lauren Bacall not having any patience with Dick Cavett's nonsense.

* The Lena Horne Cavett interviews are fascinating and important. She saw so much and experienced so much and was so outspoken about the racist crap she had to deal with and the particular pressures she was under in her career.

* 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=

Details cut for your pleasure: )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Chinese City With a Russian Past Struggles to Preserve Its Legacy:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/04/world/asia/harbin-china-russia-architecture.html?_r=0

* "Thousands warned their blocks clad with same panelling as Grenfell Tower:" https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/22/tower-block-cladding-posing-danger-to-thousands-of-residents

* "Dozens of furious residents refusing to leave Camden estate evacuated over cladding fire fears:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grenfell-tower-camden-estate-evacuation-chalcots-estate-refuse-a7805946.html

* "Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/national-security/obama-putin-election-hacking/?utm_term=.6121416c840d

* "Russian election hacks took US to brink of cyberwar: Report:"

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* "Rep. Ted Lieu: Trump witness tampering on TV:"

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* Imagine if instead of wasting 7 million dollars of taxpayer money on a bribe to Carrier, we had spent that on infrastructure instead, which would have created jobs and given us things like safer bridges or upgraded water and sewer system to show for it. "Trump's Carrier deal is not living up to the hype — jobs still going to Mexico:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/22/trumps-carrier-jobs-deal-is-just-not-living-up-to-the-hype.html

* "Senate Judiciary questions Kushner clearance:"

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* "Trump hotel employee hired as White House...:"

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* Dean Heller appears to have flipped. (It is never good to bet on spine in these cases, but it is progress). If you have Lee, Murkowski, Portman, Collins, or Paul for a senator, please, please, please put the pressure on this week.

* "The Senate GOP just released a draft of their Obamacare repeal bill:" https://mic.com/articles/180599/health-care-bill-senate-gop-unveils-long-awaited-ahca-draft#.Kwq8SglrX

* "Watch Elizabeth Warren school lawmakers on what Planned Parenthood actually does:" https://mic.com/articles/180626/watch-elizabeth-warren-nail-exactly-what-planned-parenthood-does-and-why-we-need-it#.hp5mWvarz

* "The Pentagon Admits It Used Race-Based Chemical Weapons Testing on Humans in WWII:" https://mic.com/articles/121207/the-pentagon-admits-it-used-race-based-chemical-weapons-testing-on-humans-in-wwii?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.0baQvCzAb

* "We Need to Talk About Racism in the LGBTQ Community:" http://www.teenvogue.com/story/philadelphia-pride-flag-opposition-racism-lgbtq-community?mbid=social_facebook

* "Georgia, Healthcare, and All The Other Bad Things:"

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* "The Child Victims Act:"

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* "Fantastic Words and Where Not To Find Them:"

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* "Only Cat’s Costumes Convey Wonderful Watsonian and Dutiful Doylist Explanations in Game of Thrones:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/only-cats-costumes-convey-wonderful-watsonian-and-dutiful-doylist-explanations-in-game-of-thrones/

* "Why Torchwood Should Be Your Next Summer Binge:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/torchwood-next-summer-binge/

* I'm still poking at Dick Cavett. One of those things that comes of having been friends with my Mother my whole adult life is that I know my taste in men and my late mother's was a sort of venn diagram situation. Because the overlap was large enough for her to aesthetically enjoy most of my long line of good looking gentlemen starting in my teens and ending in Skye, and we could enjoy about half the same actors, I always food the areas of divergence baffling. Robert Mitchem was always puzzling to me. She considered him the epitome of sexy manliness. I just... never got it.

I've seen the 1972 Cavett/Mitchem interview a number of times over the years, but I think this time I'm old enough to get it. Still so not my type, but I can finally see what she saw in him, and it rather explains my father too, another source of honest bafflement to me throughout my life. (I loved them both dearly and they were one of those rare 'til death do they part couples. I could get why he chose her, but never could fathom why she chose him). The thing I'm really noticing about Robert Mitchem this time is, he's got that thick tough guy working class accent and genuine shit kicker manly man credentials, but he really loves his family and is faithful to his wife. He drinks too much and goes off and has adventures, but he doesn't fool around with other women and he always comes home. He's funny in a low key, often self depreciating way, and clearly smarter than the image he projects. My dad was a genuine motorcycle riding greaser with a thick working class accent turned beatnik who wanted nothing more than the picked fence life and never cheated on her once and who could keep up with her intellectually. Not the same, but in the ballpark, if you see what I mean.

* ...And the Vincent Price Dick Cavett is all about Vincent Price's one man show as OSCAR WILDE. The clip they have of him telling of a boy who loved him in school gave me shivers. Why did they not film the whole thing so we could watch it now? It must have been brilliant from the little sample preserved here.

* "Rivers of London Opens Up a New World:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/rivers-of-london-opens-new-world/

* "A Woman in No Man's Land:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/a-woman-in-no-mans-land/

* "Wonder Woman Knows the Definition of Strong:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/wonder-woman-knows-the-definition-of-strong/

* 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=

Details cut for your pleasure: )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Pentagon: US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time:" https://apnews.com/a770b34790584b62b46aa37eec843059/US-shoots-down-Syrian-Air-Force-fighter

* "Trump: 'I think we did a good job' on the Panama Canal:"

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* "Career criminal, mob ties, Trump associate:"

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* "RICO lawsuit exposes Trump Russia ties on another front:"

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* "White House plans to push House GOP for friendlier Russia sanctions deal:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/17/trump-white-house-russia-sanctions-deal-239636

* "FBI Director nominee removed reference to case involving Russian government from law firm bio:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/20/politics/kfile-fbi-nominee-law-firm-bio/index.html

* "Trump's FBI Pick Billed Taxpayers $2 Million As Christie's Bridgegate Lawyer:" https://www.wnyc.org/story/trumps-fbi-pick-bills-taxpayers-21-million-including-airfare-christies-bridgegate-lawyer/

* "Flynn didn’t disclose role in Saudi deal with Russians, congressional letter says:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article157014574.html

* "U.S. investigators in Russia probe look at role of Flynn partner:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-kian-idUSKBN19B0ZL

* "Mueller team lawyer brings witness-flipping expertise to Trump probes:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-lawyers-idUSKBN19A1CM

* "Six People Have Resigned From Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Because He "Doesn't Care":" https://www.buzzfeed.com/davidmack/trump-hiv-aids-pacha-resignations?utm_term=.am4olYNRD#.drPrP6o13

* "Pompeo still briefed Flynn on secrets as CIA knew concerns: NYT:"

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* "Computer-Security Firm Says Voter Data Set Left Unprotected Online:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/computer-security-firm-says-voter-data-set-left-unprotected-online-1497877200

* "Supreme Court takes partisan gerrymandering case:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/19/politics/supreme-court-partisan-gerrymandering/index.html

* "McConnell wants to force health care vote by July 4th:" https://www.axios.com/mcconnell-schedule-health-care-vote-2444017826.html

* "Gianforte calls for civil politics after assaulting reporter:" https://www.apnews.com/ae22cf2b02094a5fa283053d30267f2c

* The Republicans won in South Carolina and Georgia.

* "Body found in Virginia pond believed to be missing Muslim teen:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/man-charged-murder-muslim-teen-who-disappeared-way-mosque-n773986

* "Judge Dismisses Kendrick Johnson Wrongful Death Suit, Cites Negligence on Part of Teen's Parents:" http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/06/16/judge-dismisses-kendrick-johnson-wrongful-death-suit-cites-negligence-part-teens-parents/?utm_content=bufferda3e7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "Killing Black People Is As American As Apple Pie:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/killing-black-people-is-as-american-as.html

* "My grandfather is a residential school survivor.:" http://trulysophisticat.tumblr.com/post/162030622407/jadedfalling-unfriendlyindigenoushottie-my

* "Juneteenth 2017- Moni's Message To My Texas Black Trans Family:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/juneteenth-2017-monis-message-to-my.html

* It's even worse than initially thought. "Update: An Interview with the Transgender Patron Denied Access to the "Family" Bathroom at Seattle Public Library:" http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/06/09/25204540/transgender-patron-denied-access-to-family-bathroom-at-seattle-public-library

* Abortion Saved Her Life: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/162029847291

* My first two carnations ever, carnations being my second favorite flower.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162062396687/my-first-two-carnations-ever-carnations-being-my

* "Half-Off Ragnarok (InCryptid #3) by Seanan McGuire:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/half-off-ragnarok-incryptid-3-by-seanan.html

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

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* "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

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* "Sick, diabetic man says Greyhound bus driver left him stranded on highwa:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/greyhound-bus-stranded-diabetic-man-1.4136133

* "Clapper: Russia 'absolutely' meddled in the 2016 election:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/30/politics/clapper-russia-election-meddling-cnntv/index.html

* "US sidelined as Europe rebuffs Trump:"

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* "How President Trump consumes — or does not consume — top-secret intelligence:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/how-president-trump-consumes--or-does-not-consume--top-secret-intelligence/2017/05/29/1caaca3e-39ae-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html?utm_term=.afa7dd3a695f

* "Trump administration plans to minimize civil rights efforts in agencies:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-administration-plans-to-minimize-civil-rights-efforts-in-agencies/2017/05/29/922fc1b2-39a7-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html?utm_term=.6356d065da38

* "Civil rights protections wither under Trump, Sessions:"

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* "Why Darrell Issa retreated to his office building roof:"

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* "Republicans want the poor to work for their government benefits:" http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/30/news/economy/republicans-work-requirements-poor-benefits/index.html

* "Texas Lawmakers Trade Assault Allegations After One Calls ICE On Protesters:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/29/530623562/texas-lawmakers-trade-assault-allegations-after-one-calls-ice-on-protesters

* "Prof gave 'F' to student because she's Muslim, lawsuit alleges:" http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2017/05/muslim_student_says_claims_prof_changed_grade_from.html

* "On Asian “accents” :" http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/161266293556/on-asian-accents

* "Portland Republican says party should use militia groups after racial attack:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/29/portland-attack-republican-james-buchal-militia-groups?

* Cis white LG's Respectability Politics Erase the rest of us: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/161266132481/different-person-but-ive-seen-some-people-who

* "The Advantage Of Being A Little Underemployed:" http://www.collaborativefund.com/blog/the-advantage-of-being-a-little-bit-underemployed/

* "Abortion Is a Blessing:" https://mikethemadbiologist.com/2009/06/06/saturday_sermon_abortion_is_a/

* "Ancient Shrewsbury sacred site 'oldest of its kind':" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-39981488

* On the second pass on the tags I managed to reduce to 814. Progress!

* "American Gods, Season 1, Episode 5: Lemon Scented You:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/05/american-gods-season-1-episode-5-lemon.html

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

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

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

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* "Beslan school siege: Russia 'failed' in 2004 massacre:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39586814

* "18 Syrian Fighters Allied With U.S. Are Killed in Coalition Airstrike:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/world/middleeast/syrian-fighters-airstrike-american-military.html?_r=0

* "US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/politics/afghanistan-isis-moab-bomb/

* "British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia:" https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/british-spies-first-to-spot-trump-team-links-russia

* "British intel agency reported Trump campaign Russia ties: Report:"

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* 45 is holding the Health Care System hostage for Tax Cuts for the 2%. 45 hates working Americans so much, his current plan is to bankrupt hospitals and collapse the entire American health care system by cutting off all government health care payments until Trumpcare passes and 24 million people lose their insurance to pay for the tax cut for the richest 2% he is demanding.

Seriously folks. Congress is on recess. Not only are there the Saturday tax day protests all over, but now is an excellent time to turn up at town halls and Congress Critter's district offices, and/or call to insist health care should be a right. Do not forget to thank Congress critters who are displaying back bone on this topic as we know how apt their spines are to jellify if we don't keep on them.

* "Trump privately signs anti-Planned Parenthood law:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/politics/donald-trump-planned-parenthood-money/

* "After Campaign Exit, Manafort Borrowed From Businesses With Trump Ties:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/us/politics/paul-manafort-donald-trump.html

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

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

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

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* "ICE targets mother with no criminal record for deportation:"

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* "Arkansas plans blitz of eight prisoner executions over ten days:"

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* "Portland to sue Trump administration:"http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/04/portland_to_sue_trump_administ.html

* "What’s at Stake in Trump’s Proposed E.P.A. Cuts:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/climate/trump-epa-budget-cuts.html

* "First Judge Killed in Chicago History by Gun Violence He Fought" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/10/first-judge-killed-in-chicago-history-by-gun-violence-he-fought.html

* Please signal boost latest out of Chechnya: http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/159562062074/news-about-chechnya-0413

* "20 years to save the planet, carbon emission experts warn:" http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/world-zero-carbon-emissions-before-2040-two-decades-climate-change-global-warming-greenhouse-gases-a7682001.html

* Rest In Peace Charlie Murphy.

* ...And the foot thing is postponed til nearly the end of the month. It is nobody's fault. A family emergency on the part of my doctor requiring travel. I really wanted to get it over with and the reschedule doesn't give me the weekend to recover, but family absolutely does come first and it's better she go. I managed to resprain the ankle I mildly sprained... whichever day it was I scored the starts. It's bad enough I'm using the crutch around the houe and it's not the ankle attached to the foot I cut open, which means I'd likely have had to get the wheel chair out if they had been cutting my foot open in a few hours. It is very annoying that my ankles sprain themselves when I'm just shuffling around, but it's an ex athlete thing. That decade I spent distance running over rough terrain and concrete and endlessly injuring them when I was young, coming back to haunt me. I don't have a lot of cartilage and they are fragile. I'm lucky I never hurt myself dancing. That's a good way to take out a knee, for example. I knew athletes who started knees surgeries in high school. The running destroyed my ankles and the AS is gnawing my spine and hip joints, but my knees are doing pretty well given the pounding I gave them with the running and dancing and Wing Chun.

* National Poetry Month:

"Loreena McKennitt– The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159545273428/loreena-mckennitt-the-highwayman-by-alfred

TW: Mental Illness. "For John, Who Begs Me Not To Inquire Further by Anne Sexton:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159546997589/for-john-who-begs-me-not-to-enquire-further-by

* 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!

* TOS Rewatch, Season 1:

- "Devil in the Dark:" This one starts pretty well, actually. The set is above average, they quickly establish the terror of the miners and create suspense. The first death is before the credits. It's so weird when ToS is actually competently executed. Of course, it's an all human sausagefest in the mines because in the Federation only men mine as was established in the first Harvey Mudd episode, and ToS is extremely human centric even by later star Trek standards. I don't know how to feel about Kirk and Spock exchanging positions on the Horta. Nimoy's performance really is haunting. There is a reason this one is on most favorite episodes list, because this one really does work as an entertainment and a message.

- "Errand of Mercy:" A cold war episode. Prime Directive? What Prime Directive. Let's go introduce ourselves to a Medieval tech planet and damn the consequences. Yes, I know there is more going on than meets the eye, but the Feds and the Klingons don't know that. When the locals point out they are not really being given a choice they aren't wrong. For all the pretty talk from the Feds they are colonizers here, just politer ones than the Klingons. They consider themselves in a position to judge whether this culture is worthy. Kirk's fury at pacifism and his foolishness in somehow not being aware that bugs and hidden cameras are a thing even though that's old tech when these shows were made and I doubt the Federation has completely lost the skill to make and use surveillance tech. Why even would you send Kirk on this mission given how completely incapable of impulse control he is and how he doesn't do any diplomacy that doesn't involve sticking his Dick in something. I do get that they are poking at the idea of how similar or different Feds and Klingons are but it's just slow and clunky, especially compared to the much easier to watch horta episode right before it.

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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* April 30 2017, 2pm
April 14 2017, 6pm
May 1 2017, 10am
June 1 2017, 12pm

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* "'Careening incompetence' of Trump administration risks crisis:"

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* "White House story on Bannon NSC move perplexes:"

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* "Senators demand answers on new EPA policy:"

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* So not only is Gorsuch out right lying in his commercials that he is backing the poor and minorities against corporations when the exact opposite is true, but he's a literal plagarist on a fairly large scale hich rather undermines his intellectual claims.

For serious, call your Senators and encourage them to block or stand firm if they are already blocking this nomination if you are able to. (I know some people can't for a variety of reasons). Remember, he believes that corporations have first amendment rights that Trump those of mere human employees. He is worse than Scalia and will likely live a very long time. Remember that if Democrats cave now, it will enshrine the idea that it is completely acceptable to refuse to even consider nominee by an opposing party so as to steal a nomination, as the Republicans have done in this case. If they kill the filibuster, they kill it. Better to fight and die on the moral high ground than roll over in expectation that they will keep using the threat every single time. Rolling over now for a vague promise we know Republicans won't keep next time is only making things worse.

* "Black activists warned us that Sessions would launch an assault on civil rights. That moment looks like it’s here.:" https://mic.com/articles/173086/jeff-sessions-is-doing-exactly-what-we-thought-he-would?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.oi8AYMxes

* Need I mention that the Susan Rice distraction is nonsense from a conspiracy theorist who made his living slandering Hillary Clinton in the '90's. He's literally known for making things up to attack women. Everybody with a clue how things work is not surprisingly calling the accusations nonsense. I'm unlikely to say more than it's a deliberate distraction to distract from literal treason in the White House. Keep your eyes on the ball folks.

* 45 is backing Bill O'Reilly on his serial sexual depredation on female employees. Is anyone surprised? No word on what Bill Cosby thinks. For the record: I believe the women in both the O'Reilly and Trump cases.

* "Coat Hangers And ODs: Life Before Abortion Was Legal:" http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2477-pe-illegal-abortion-life-as-woman-before-roe-vs.-wade.html

* I love this protest. "Dutch men hold hands to protest against homophobia:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39505692

* Contains an interview about Dr. Willie Parker about access to abortion in the South. "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah :" http://www.cc.com/episodes/1h3yqu/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-april-3--2017---willie-parker-season-22-ep-22088

* "Sean Spicer: Kindergarten Press Secretary:"

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* "Trump Shirks His Commander-in-Chief Duties:"

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* "Like America, Turkey Is Also Burning:"

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* "Is Jared Kushner the Real President?:"

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* "Marijuana: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "You're! Not! Helping!:"

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* "Heir to the White House Throne:"

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* "We Told You So: Russian Hacking:"

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* The cherry blossoms are out. They always remind me of My Soldier. We fell in love in Winter. We were young and he had not enlisted yet. He had long dark hair, and though his mother was white, he looked Native like his father. He wore a long grey coat and a fedora. I know, I know, fedoras are now a universal sign of assholery, but in 1990, the hat was unusual and quirky. With his long coat and his ling hair, the hat gave him a unique, vaguely 19th century look. He hated shoes even mor that I do, and had these huge feet with long toes he used like extra fingers. I picture him in Winter dressed like that, barefoot in the snow for the dash from his house to his mother's car, unwilling to put on shoes for the brief trip, as he always drove barefoot.

The street where he lived in 1991 was lined on both sides with cherry trees. They were intriguing shapes in Winter, lichen covered and Gothic. In spring they would burst forth into pink glory and the petals would rain down slowly, and cling to his feet, half crushed. The symbolism is not lost on me. He died in full flower, beautiful, and far too young.

Cherry blossoms forever remind me of him. Barefoot. Beloved. Missed.

* Corrected Headlines: http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/159223256249


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Warning: Contains graphic images of a murder victim. "Russia's dark dealings a split screen scandal:"

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* "Being a Putin opponent is dangerous business:"

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* "A dire period of scandal for Trump in turmoil:"

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* "Sanders: Gorsuch answers not satisfactory:"

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* "Schumer: Wrong to vote on Gorsuch while Trump under investigation:"

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* "Schumer urges Ryan to consider replacing Nunes as Intel chair:"

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* Trump called off the ACA Repeal. Can we take a moment to boggle that the house "Freedom Caucus" resisted Trumpcare on the grounds amoung other things that the bill would not kill enough pregnant women and new borns by denying them access to pre-natal care. O.o

* "Bernie Sanders: We beat right-wing extremists today:"

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* "Rest In Power and Peace, Alphonza:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/rest-in-power-and-peace-alphonza.html

* "Dad seeks school dismissals over alleged 'sex toy' claim:" http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2017/03/23/dad-seeks-school-dismissals-over-alleged-sex-toy-claim/99555540/

* "Move Over, Taboo. America's New Favorite Game Is Trumpboo!:"

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* "Legion's Creativity Hits a New High Ahead of the Finale:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/legions-creativity-hits-new-high-ahead-finale/

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* "Russia attacks to demonstrate parity with US on cyber-power:"

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* "Hearing probes Trump Russia 2016 coordination:"

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* "John Dean: White House is 'in a cover up mode':"

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* "Planned Parenthood tells Trump it won't end abortions in exchange for continued funding:" http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/322597-planned-parenthood-tells-trump-it-wont-end-abortions-in-exchange-for

* "Sesame Street has been mocking Trump since the ‘80s:"

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* "Is Fox News the Real President?:"

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* "Trump Lies on Twitter During a Congressional Hearing on His Twitter Lies:"

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* As is often the case when a sample is needed it suddenly becomes difficult to produce one. I tried at every waking from 5AMish on. I am currently well enough to sleep about an hour at a time with the right medication, which was timed to wear off about when getting a lung sample would be useful, so it wasn't a bad plan. Nothing. So much nothing. I had reached the point where I decided to just bring the thing with me and go get the x-ray, and had dresssed, when Squirrel came to tell me he needed the car quick, which was fine. I started serious hydration as sometimes that helps.

I literally had just put the key in the ignition when eureka! I quickly labelled it and drove down there to turn it in, masking up first lest I infect everyone. There was the usual wait, but they have good phlebotomists, so the line moved quickly. I popped in at the library on the way to my x-ray which trip involved a bewildering array of back roads, since my small city has something like five competing grid systems all radiating out o the original five towns that got swallowed up into one sprawling, but not even a little dense metro area.

I had correctly remembered which building in the medical district I was aiming for and I swear either the signage is better or the lower amount of vegetation at this time of year made it all dramatically easier to see. As usual, there was trouble with my paperwork, even though the labs were properly submitted. There is always trouble with my paperwork when I go for things like X-rays, MRIs, Cat scans, etc., so I wasn't even a little surprised. It wasn't my doctor being overwhelmed with emergencies this time (50%) chance, but something to do with mis-routing at a central hub (the other 50%), resolved fairly quickly with a fax from my Doctor. It was painful and left me with bruises (from low lying obstacles to trip over, but done.

I have Doctor at too damned early tomorrow, at which point I'll find out how bad it is and what if anything we are doing about it. Let us hope Pharmacy will take my handful of change as a copay. I have enough for full coverage, but not sliding, though now and then Pharmacy waves copays for sliding scale patients if you really need the meds and their quota for the month isn't full. this is why I go there with the limited hours instead of a real pharmacy because they are cheapest and sometimes they will rescue one when all else fails. *fingers crossed*

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

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

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

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