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* "Trump versus North Korea:"

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* "DHS begins notifying states about 2016 Russian hack attempts:"

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* "Manafort role in 2006 attack on US Marines in Ukraine examined:"

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* "Trump campaign manager has history of working against US abroad:"

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* How opposed to the 1st Amendment is Trump? Glad you asked. "Trump to Turkish President: ‘It’s a great...:"

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* "Tom Price under investigation for charter jet scandal:"

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* "Could Father Mychal Judge Be the First Gay Saint?:" https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2017/09/father-mychal-judge-was-a-9-11-hero-could-he-also-become-the-first-gay-saint.html

* "How Narcissists Get Away With It:" https://pairedlife.com/etiquette/A-Narcissist-is-Capable-of-Great-Destruction

* "The Maya: History, Culture & Religion:" https://www.livescience.com/41781-the-maya.html

* "Peru: Chinese skeletons found in Lima archaeological site:" http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/noticia-peru-chinese-skeletons-found-in-lima-archaeological-site-679681.aspx

* "Canoe Washed Ashore by Hurricane Irma Could Be Hundreds of Years Old:" http://mymodernmet.com/dugout-canoe-hurricane-irma/

* "Hill 70: Canada's forgotten WW1 victory:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41004040

* "The Corner of Lovecraft and Ballard:" https://placesjournal.org/article/the-corner-of-lovecraft-and-ballard/

* Want to donate to my property taxes to protect my housing another six months? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* We need money for taxes so ebay time again. These won't sell fast enough to solve this month, but can help with the mess this month leaves behind.: https://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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* Next Friday, 5pm
Next Sunday, 8:30pm
September 26 2017, 12pm
October 1 2017, 12pm
October 9 2017, 10am
October 16, 2017, 5pm
October 19 2017, 10am
October 31 2017, 10am

Next Monday, 2:30pm

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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/

* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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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* Another category 5 is likely to hit a bunch of places already ravaged by Irma. It's hitting the Leewards and the Virgin Islands again, which were the worst hit, as well as islands full of refugees from other islands. "Hurricane Maria is now a Category 5:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/americas/atlantic-storms-maria-jose-lee/index.html

* "Outrage as Mexican student killed after using ride-hailing service:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/18/mexico-woman-murder-student-ride-hailing-service-cabify

* "Monsoon rain adding to Rohingya camp misery:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/17/monsoon-rain-adding-to-rohingya-camp-misery

* "Trump opens week at UN by calling out 'mismanagement,' underperformance:" https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/18/trump-opens-week-at-un-by-calling-out-mismanagement-underperformance.html

* "Top US diplomat says closing embassy in Cuba 'under review':" https://apnews.com/98aaf30d47b8463688eb6974be2c3e76/Top-US-diplomat-says-closing-Embassy-in-Cuba-

* "Where did Trump’s leftover inauguration money go?:"

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* "Interior Report Recommends Cuts or Changes to Seven National Land Monuments:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/interior-report-recommends-cuts-or-changes-to-7-national-land-monuments-1505695948

* Looks like Mueller is going to indict Manafort. "Paul Manafort wiretapped and threatened with indictment: reports:"

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* "Mueller uses search warrant to get more on Russia from Facebook:"

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* "Latest GOP Obamacare repeal bill is worst yet: Schatz:"

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* The long intro freaked me out because it sounded a little too much like an obit, so I wanted to mention she's fine and there for an interview. "Democrats prep for another fight to defend Obamacare from GOP:"

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* The current plan is to vote on the ACA Repeal with 90 seconds of debate, no public hearings, and no CBO score. Please, please please, protest in person if you can. If you can't, call or use a service.

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

* "Stalking, actually: why men who reject rejection are not romantic heroes:" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/12/stalking-men-rejection-romantic-sitcoms-films-creepy-women-boundaries

* "123 arrested in St. Louis in 3rd night of protests over ex-cop's acquittal:" http://abcnews.go.com/US/80-people-arrested-st-louis-3rd-night-protests/story?id=49922449

* TW: Suicide. Contains video of police killing a person, but does not autoplay. "Protests erupt on Georgia Tech campus after student is killed:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/us/georgia-tech-student-killed/index.html

* "Bigot Bob Marshall 'Scurred' To Debate Danica Roem In VA Legislative Race:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/bigot-bob-marshall-scurred-to-debate.html

* "That Viral Photo Of My Trans Son Crying? Here's What's Really Going On:" http://www.refinery29.com/2017/07/164897/viral-photo-trans-boy-crying-texas-capitol

* Why is is that lately whenever I start a thought with "What sort of monster would..." the answer is always "Republicans?"

* "Medicine's Women Problem:" https://thenib.com/medicine-s-women-problem?t=recent

* I'm linking tumblr instead of directly to the article as there are lots of lovely bone and wood examples in the comments that might be useful to writers. "2,000 year old warrior armour made of reindeer antlers found on the Arctic Circle:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/165195167262/2000-year-old-warrior-armour-made-of-reindeer

* "How the female Viking warrior was written out of history:" https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/15/how-the-female-viking-warrior-was-written-out-of-history

* "Diversity Wins Big at the 2017 Emmys:"

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* "Floridians Beware: A Hurricane Warning Gets Lost in Translation:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin:"

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* "Tom Smith, Hermione Granger the Pirate Queen:"

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* Monday was forage. I was shaky as fuck after, but I did manage to post an extra auction anyway after doing the basics around the house. Tuesday I go back down their even earlier for the engine valve. Mid-sleep cycle! Fun!

* The Eartha Kitt Cavett interview is fascinating. She picked cotton as a child and never saw an electric light, a television, a movie, nor knew what they were until her mother died and she was sent to New York. They didn't have books or magazines. It was the 20th Century, but.... Yeah. She also addresses the incident with President Johnson having her blacklisted and getting the FBI to dig up dirt to smear her, which is very relevant considering what 45 is trying to do to that ESPN Commentator right now.

* Fuck Marvel! "Marvel's Nazi Fascism Fixation, Part II: America Is A Lie:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/nazi-captain-america-never-again/

* "The Black Gate is Closed:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/black-gate-closed-two-towers/

* "Independence Day: A Star Wars Story:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/09/independence-day-star-wars-story.html

* ToS Rewatch, Season 2:

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

* We need money for car repair and taxes, so ebay time again. These won't sell fast enough to solve this month, but can help with the mess this month leaves behind.: http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethran?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

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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/

* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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 to Push Other Leaders on North Korea as UN Assembly Meets:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-14/north-korea-launched-missile-over-japan-toward-pacific-ocean

* "Tube blast is terror incident, say police:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41278545

* "Trump's tweet on London attack draws ire from U.K. officials:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/15/trump-london-bombing-terrorists-scotland-yard-242761

* Someone needs to explain to Devin Nunes what "recused" means.

* The Republican War on Rule of Law and Corruption Over Site continues. "Trump administration withholds almost all Mar-a-Lago visitor logs:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/politics/secret-service-maralago-logs/index.html

* "California legislature passes bill requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns:" http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/350789-california-legislature-passes-bill-requiring-presidential-candidates-to

* "Senate panel eyes new bills to protect Mueller:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/14/politics/robert-mueller-protection-bills-senate/index.html

* "Anjali Ameer Makes Indian Movie History:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/anjali-ameer-makes-indian-movie-history.html

* "A Christian Group Is Paying For Transgender People's Surgeries To Atone For The Church's Discrimination:" http://www.refinery29.com/2017/09/171280/christian-group-transgender-surgery?utm_content=buffer3f97

* "age & queerness in fandom:" http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/165244337200/age-queerness-in-fandom

* Bring tissues. "Curmudgeons:" https://vimeo.com/159449591

* I know I haven't written about the people who died in a nursing home literally across the street from a working hospital with power, basically because the idea of it is so distressing and horrible and able bodied person lazy and pointless, because how fucking much effort would i have taken to move vulnerable people literally across the street to safety? I bet a lot less than setting up fans that weren't enough, and why the fuck wasn't the AC hooked up to the back up generator? They had power to run fans. That has me furious about asshole penny pinching nursing home admin who gave no fucks for vulnerable elders in their care. The place my Mom chose for herself not only had a back up generator, but a system where if the back up fucking failed in a major storm or flood there was a third emergency system where she could hook up her oxygen machine and survive like that for days. how do I know this? Because we talked over her contingency plans in advance of a big storm their the last winter before she died. (She liked to talk these sorts of things over with another competent adult, and my father being dead, and me sharing the trait of having multiple contingency plans being a comfort, she was apt to do this with me). They had a bus evacuation system if they needed to move everyone with special transport for the full nursing care building and designated evacuation locations depending on the disaster. It is possible to plan this shit out in advance if the people running a place are ethical. Those deaths didn't have to happen if anyone at all with a smidgen of authority gave too shits about the people in that facility, both as far as planning for predicable disaster (It's Florida. Hurricanes are seasonal and flooding a predictable thing that happens often enough to plan for.), and in the immediate "This isn't safe! We need to evacuate the medically fragile across the street" sense.

Well, it looks like a lot of people feel that way. The facility is closed as a crime scene, and there are likely to be a variety of criminal charges. Some of the likely charges have sentences of up to 30 years. Good. Lock the bastards up. Eight people died because of their callousness.

Well, it looks like a lot of people feel that way. The facility is closed as a crime scene, and there are likely to be a variety of criminal charges. Some of the likely charges have sentences of up to 30 years. Good. Lock the bastards up. Eight people died because of their callousness.

* "Harry Dean Stanton, Quintessential American Actor, Dies at 91:" http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/harry-dean-stanton-dead-paris-texas-star-91-766020

* "Extreme Amazing Super-Chess! (Chess.):"

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* I got crap sleep again as I'm still recovering from the pneumococcal vaccine. There's a steady upward trend, and again, I'll happily trade a week or so of this for 10 or more times when I don't get pneumonia. I woke with the shakes, so gave myself an extra half hour nap, as often the reset helps. It did in this case, though I'm sluggish. I managed to get out at a reasonable time to Honest Mechanic. It's looking like a $60.00 valve job. I have strong hopes of this being the last of the car things needing doing. This is taking everything I have left for the month except car insurance, so I'm completely fucked for other bills, but engine health is important. I go back Tuesday.

When I got home, the B Disabled parking was open, and that's not much further than my actual stolen spot and has the added benefit of being right by B recycling. All I had to carry was the empty disposable tea cup from the mechanics, so I tossed it in the trash and checked the cardboard recycling. Thee was not only an ideal bottom pad shape, but also a flower box in the perfect shape to hold the thing open. It will lose shape as it soaks, but I left the car with the seating propped open to air and dry in the sun. This process has been slow, but there has been noticeable improvement. Squirrel has been changing the cardboard as he has access to it at work, and I'd guess there is about half as much water in there as there was the day I bailed, maybe less, as it's hard to tell how much is in the seats, but when I opened it, it's more a drip than a waterfall.

I came home to have the toilet paper holder fall off. I was expecting it as I had to epoxy the other end last week. There is no permanent solution as the guy who built this place was terrible, so I periodically have to reattach them. I ended up making a mess as my hands are shaky, but I've hopes of another 6-8 months till the next incident. Then I got to sweep and mop the kitchen floor as Squirrel lost a piece of the blender when he unloaded the dish washer. (He did search last night). I am happy it was on the floor as the next step was going to involve taking that whole side of the kitchen apart. Still, the shakes are well back.

Squirrels project we were doing the scavenger hunt earlier in the week to get low cost ingredients for went off beautifully by the way.

Want to donate to my property taxes (170$ Needed) and car repair ($60). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* ...And I think I just killed the microwave by forgetting to turn the fan on before starting pasta on the stove top. I know better, but I'm exhausted and shaky so forgot. The fix for it is heartbreakingly easy according to the internet, The problem is, the asshole who built this place mounted things wrong. I can see half of the two screws I would need to unscrew to get the access panel open, but to unscrew them, I would have to dismount the entirety of the kitchen cabinets, which is absolutely out of the question physically. I am not tall enough with the ladder even if I did have several people to help me and somewhere to put everything in the fucking cabinets. Because the asshole who built my kitchen didn't measure anything correctly. I have unplugged it to make the screaming stop. There is a chance it will dry on it's own, as it did the other time I forgot to turn on the fan, but that time the alarm stopped in about half an hour and it's now been an hourish. Fuck. Fuck, fuck, fuck. A field trip into Squirrel's cave suggests he's broken the other micro wave. No fucking way can I afford a new one and where would I put it?

Addendum: 9:50. I plugged it in to see if I could reheat the tisane, and it is working again. Fuck, that was scary.

Addendum 9:58. Microwave starts screaming again. I'll try it again tomorrow.

* "On balloons.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165362192867/on-balloons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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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* "'Too fat to fly': Russian women fight back:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41254724

* "Myanmar: footage reveals scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya:" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/sep/14/myanmar-new-footage-reveals-scorched-earth-campaign-against-rohingya

* "Philippines rights body gets $20 budget:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41244704

* "Clinton to Trump: Get over the Twitter stuff, get with diplomacy:"

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* "Clinton: Trump and some staff a clear and present danger to US:"

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* "Clinton: Putin wants to destabilize democracy worldwide:"

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* "Clinton: Trump led people to be more sexist and misogynistic:"

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* This just in: bribery of white house officials now legal. "Trump ethics watchdog moves to allow anonymous gifts to legal defense funds:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/13/trump-ethics-watchdog-legal-defense-242690

* "Treasury secretary requested government jet for European honeymoon:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/treasury-secretary-mnuchin-requested-government-jet-european-honeymoon/story?id=49777076

* "Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls for journalist to be fired:"

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* "Sanders: Medicare for all 'isn't a government takeover':"

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* "Martin Shkreli Sent to Jail After Threatening to Take Hillary Clinton’s Hair:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/martin-shkrelis-bail-revoked-taken-into-custody

* "Jill Soloway - Giving Otherness a Voice on "Transparent" - Extended Interview:"

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* "Scientists hope to restore extinct Galapagos tortoise:" http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/scientists-hope-restore-extinct-galapagos-turtle-species-49828649

* "Joe Arpaio: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* OMG! OMG! "Rebels on Pointe Official Film Trailer:"

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* "Life After Hate:"

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* "Violent Buddhists Target Muslims in Myanmar:"

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* "A Squeeze of the Hand:"

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* I was exhausted, so went to bed super early. Unfortunately, I forgot the cough, so I ended up spending my three hours of coughing in bed not sleeping instead of spending it doing something useful. Sleep, when I got it, was not good. Today's mission was to take Squirrel to get an elderly truck he'd been gifted, which needed a new battery, but otherwise works. It turned out the battery was too far gone for the truck to make it more than a block, so I drove to the battery place where I also got my tires. I'd noticed the passenger tire was low on Monday when I last took it out, and had added air to the to do list. we pulled in and the tire guys gave it a horrified look and asked if we were there for tires. "I hope you didn't buy tat here." "I did, a couple weeks ago. I have a receipt." The man helping us today was the one who looked rather like Tyr from Almighty Johnson's and remembered me and my battery from last Spring. He took the tire off, was horrified that they'd sold it to me and replaced it free. Squirrel's battery was about 30.00, so the trip was a win all around, although it did take all afternoon and more than a quarter tank of gas. Squirrel replaced his battery and followed me home so I could get him if there were problems.

In other news, assholes moved into the apartment we share space with. I say assholes advisedly as they know I am disabled, but are clearly shell gaming the spot, moving a different car in whenever they move the other car out, so we have no change at a turn, knowing full well I'm disabled and need a spot. I feel like this is cheating. It's one thing to come home and find the spot full as the luck of the draw, but I feel like going to those lengths to fuck us over knowing full well we were lied to also is super dickish. Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal, as I'd just park in the disabled spot, but someone with a temp tag good until February is perma parked there (as in, we don;t think they've moved in in the last month). I'm guessing they are really hurt or ill and just don't leave the house for non-doctor things, so I don't begrudge them. Someone is also perma parked in B disabled, which leaves me A on the far side of the complex or random street parking up to a block away. I know objectively, it's not a long distance, for me, walking to and from parking now eats a quarter to a third of the steps I have for a given trip this last couple of weeks and given how bad those two weeks have been physically while the able bodied people hog the shared parking.... I've only spoken to them on the phone, but I hate them now.

Tomorrow, I’m also short sleeped, this time to find out how much the check engine light is going to cost me.

* I've bailed out of AHS: Cult. It was a mix of problems. the first is that while it is important to do art about microaggressions, harassment, the terror that is the straight white conservative cis male, and the horror overtaking our country, this is too on the nose, and I spend my evenings documenting this stuff and have dealt with various versions of it all my life moving about in the world. The result is it's to preachy and preaching to the choir all at once. I might have been more receptive to watching this as entertainment in another year, but this is not the time to do it this way, or it is the time to do art about it, but a little more subtle. One or the other or both. Another problem has to do with some fundamental problems I tend to have with Ryan Murphy around race. Sometimes he does better than others, but it's an area where I don't trust him and nothing I've seen so far this season around race has made me happy. I am also really not trusting his handling of mental illness here. I am hoping it will get better, but I don't trust where this is going or that things will be handled well given past experience. (Look, I love his aesthetics and when he's on, he does some really interesting things. I have enjoyed a bunch of his other things, but he tends to be pretty problematic and sometimes the one balances the other out and sometimes it doesn't for me. YMMV).

Lastly, This whole thing is pretty triggery given my personal history, and with the first factor in play, this is not a good thing for me to be watching in combination. If I'm going to do something this rough to myself I'd rather take another crack at season two of Hannibal a that has a whole lot of things relative to my interests in exchange for a similar set of triggers. This is frankly not giving me anything back in exchange for dragging me through the worst of reddit while triggering me on my personal stuff. I had reached the bit when the cheeto brother was trying to get the woman with the phobias to let him in, doing all the horrible shit rapists and abusers do to women, playing on socialization, and I thought, "I would rather be scrubbing out the litter boxes. That at least results in clean litter boxes.

So I'm out. Maybe he'll do something amazing later, but I'm pretty sure this particular ride is not for me.

* I struggled with what to say about Will when it was on, my thoughts were complicated and not easy to put into words that would make good sense. I don't agree with everything in here, and I DID want a second season to explore the Will/Kit relationship. I also have a lot of thoughts about race in the show: the things they did well and the things I'm still really angry about. For the most part though, this did a better job than I could possibly do talking about the things I was struggling to put into words, and I'm very glad someone managed it. "The Punk-Rock Makeover Will, and Why It Sort of Works:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/will-tnt-review/

* On Catelyn Stark and Sacrifice: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165169790792/to-expand-on-my-minimalistic-answer-just-then#notes

* Book vs. Show Olenna Tyrell: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165176672777/what-do-you-think-of-showolenna-do-you-think-the#notes

* On Jamie Lannister's Arc: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165183268532/does-the-sept-scene-ruin-jaimes-redemptiongrowth#notes

* Jamie Lannister isn't a feminist: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165139180297/would-you-say-his-treatment-of-pia-and-his-concern

* On Cersei Lannister: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165261638582/what-do-you-think-of-the-argument-that-cersei-in

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* 45 fails at even the simplest bare minimum bits of Presidenting, as well as empathy. "After an earthquake and a hurricane — and Trump's failure to send condolences — Mexico rescinds offer of aid to U.S.:" http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-aid-20170911-story.html

* "Exclusive: Russia Used Facebook Events to Organize Anti-Immigrant Rallies on U.S. Soil:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-russia-used-facebook-events-to-organize-anti-immigrant-rallies-on-us-soil

* "Russian politician: US intel slept as Russia elected US president:"

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* "Russia scoops US media on Trump White House meeting, again:"

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* "Russia planned for ‘broad reset’ under Trump: report:"

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* "Trump exposed for lie about sketchy business partner, Russia deal:"

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* "Cover-ups, excuses, denials swamp Trump camp on Russia contacts:"

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* "New Hampshire Democrat defends role on Trump voting commission:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-vote/new-hampshire-democrat-defends-role-on-trump-voting-commission-idUSKCN1BN130

* "The voter fraud lies keep coming from the Trump admin.:"

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* "FL GOPer laughs at EPA chief saying not time to talk climate:"

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* I do not care about which politicians view porn. I assume most of them at one time or another. The only time I care is if it is child pornography or the person is say, showing it to children, or viewing it somewhere it's imposing on other people. (I had a job one summer in an electronics store where the salesmen were frequently group watching porn in the back and would yell if I had to interrupt them to come sell a TV or whatever, and i had to eat lunch in a breakroom with all those breasts and vaginas staring at me, all of which I resented. I would have given no fucks if their homes were plastered with porn magazines and if they were jerking off at home, but I felt I shouldn't have to deal with it in a work environment, and I also felt if I had to work, so should they, and I especially shouldn't get yelled at for trying to get one of them to serve customers for the things I wasn’t allowed to sell them. WTF did they want me to tell the family wanting a new TV? Perhaps, "Sorry, all the salesmen are jerking off right now, so you'll have to wait until somebody cums?" Unless you work somewhere selling porn or live sex shows or the like, I feel like you shouldn't be required to watch other people masturbate. So no porn on the library computers where everyone is involved whether they want to be or not or on the computer at the Middle School, or... you get the idea). That's not the case here as far as I can tell. I do not like the man in question and find his politics disgusting, but he hasn't done anything wrong and I strongly disapprove of sex shaming people over private, consensual acts. Whatever he might or might not have done while watching that video is none of my business. I do not care either way, and I resent having to hear about it, particularly from supposedly leftish type people who very likely have looked at porn themselves. It's gross and hypocritical. Odds are this is the last mention I'm going to make about this particular instance, unless it turns out he was making interns watch him jerk it or something. Then, I care, but not for this.

* "Undocumented workers will help rebuild after hurricanes:"

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* "Supreme Court justice temporarily preserves Trump refugee ban:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-immigration/supreme-court-justice-temporarily-preserves-trump-refugee-ban-idUSKCN1BM24Q

* "Gay Rights Pioneer Edith Windsor Dies at 88:" https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/gay-rights-pioneer-edith-windsor-dies-88-n800796

* "Senators unveil plan to block transgender ban:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/politics/senate-transgender-trump-military/index.html

Please call or turn up in person to tell your Congress Critters you support the Amendment. Alternately:
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* Please, please vote yes, Australia. Don't let these horrible people win with their lies. TW: Homophobic Hate speech. "Homophobia hits home: readers expose ugly side of same-sex marriage campaign:" https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/13/homophobia-hits-home-readers-expose-ugly-side-of-same-sex-marriage-campaign

* "Shapely Czech Venus reveals secrets:" http://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/shapely-czech-venus-reveals-secrets

* "DNA proves fearsome Viking warrior was a woman:" http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/09/dna-proves-fearsome-viking-warrior-was-woman

* "Russian archaeological find solves 13th-century mystery:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-russian-archaeological-13th-century-mystery.html

* "220-Year-Old Refugee Camp Found Near Galway:" https://www.archaeology.org/news/5858-170821-galway-linen-refugee-camp

* "Steve Bannon Confirms Everyone's Worst Suspicions About Him on "60 Minutes":"

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* "Equifax Tries Not to Get Sued After a Massive Data Breach:"

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* "President Trump: America's S**ttiest Miss America Contestant :"

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* "Circus 1903:"

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* I was really irritated with myself for being foggy, slow, and headachey today, but then I remembered, oh right, I didn't just use all the spoons by bedtime yesterday, I also spent three hours coughing in the wee hours (likely the pneumococcal vaccine), and my body is also still dealing with the influenza jab. Given the givens, I'm actually doing remarkably well. I did wake up with the lungs clearing, so I have hopes of getting past things in the usual week. Again, these are temporary physical conveniences and well worth it given the consequences of NOT doing it.

* What the world needs now is more Sam Vimes.

* I just caught two parts of the Richard Burton three (?) part Cavett interview that blew me away as a child, which lead to my life long interest in him and his work. It means so much more now, given how much more I know, about Wales, and mines, and class struggle, and his personal context. Charm stretched over fragility, humor over pain. Damn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Venezuela investigates sacked prosecutor Luisa Ortega:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41118163

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Protest the Republican Tax Plan.

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Australian Students Stick It to Martin Shkreli:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Trump administration's mixed North Korea signals raise questions about US strategy:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/30/politics/trump-talking-not-the-answer-north-korea/index.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* "Trump pardon of Arpaio sparks controversy:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "How to Help 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* ""Pennies" by DiDi Delgado:"

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

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

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

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

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

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* 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Another Republican stock photo fail:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* "Hillary Clinton Unloads on Trump:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

At least we know where it is now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "The Secret Service Is Strapped for Cash:"

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

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

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

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

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* 45, a man so stupid he decided to stare directly into the sun today, also decided to go back to W.'s policy in Afghanistan because he thinks that worked brilliantly and also directly poked at Pakistan in a way likely to stir up trouble between them and us and worsen the forever tense situation between Pakistan and India. Remember these are nuclear powers. *head desk*

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

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

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

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

* "Cat Stevens - Moon Shadow:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Marriage Equality Postal Plebiscite: What You Need To Know:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/08/15/marriage-equality-postal-plebiscite-what-you-need-to-know_a_23077619/

* "Donald Trump’s troubled history with monuments:"

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* "Trump's racial attitudes have been no secret:"

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* "If you're shocked by Trump racism, you weren't paying attention:"

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* "‘He is stubborn and doesn't realize how bad this is getting’:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/16/trump-charlottesville-temper-chaos-241721

* "John Dickerson: A President's Job Is To Lift Americans Up:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnTKm9nWlRY

* "John Dickerson Says Washington And Lee Aren't The Same:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qa1fylgM6Q

* "Donald Trump cites dubious legend about Gen. Pershing, pig's blood and Muslims:" http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/23/donald-trump/donald-trump-cites-dubious-legend-about-gen-pershi/

* "Report: Trump lawyer sends email touting Robert E. Lee, warning of 'terrorist' infiltration of Black Lives Matter:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/16/politics/john-dowd-donald-trump-lawyer-robert-e-lee/index.html

* "Rabbi who oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion slams POTUS Charlottesville response:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politics/ivanka-trump-rabbi-criticizes-trump/index.html

* "Now charities are dumping Trump, too:" http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/18/news/companies/trump-mar-a-lago-fundraisers/index.html

* "Members of Trump's “digital economy” advisory board are quitting:" https://news.vice.com/story/members-of-trumps-digital-economy-advisory-board-are-quitting

* Like Rats from a sinking ship.

* "Steve Bannon thought he wasn't giving an interview:" https://www.axios.com/bannons-colleagues-disturbed-by-interview-with-left-wing-publication-2473835346.html

* "Bannon out as White House chief strategist:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/18/bannon-out-as-white-house-chief-strategist-241786

* "Bannon uniquely odd among Trump's many weird staff choices:"

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* "Billionaire behind Trump, Bannon, Breitbart plans next move:"

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* "Kal Penn on Presidential Arts Committee resignation:"

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* "Gorsuch's planned speech at Trump hotel criticized by liberal groups:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/18/politics/neil-gorsuch-trump-hotel-the-fund-for-american-studies/index.html

* "Pelosi endorses censure of Trump over Charlottesville response:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/18/pelosi-endorses-censure-of-trump-over-charlottesville-response-241784

* Mandatory Voting: http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/164312726553/batmanisagatewaydrug-julad

* "No nazi scumbags allowed in the US military:"

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* "Here's A Reminder That The Hatred We Saw In Charlottesville Is Everywhere:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/charlottesville-hate-groups_us_5991b97ee4b0909642989772?section=us_queer-voices

* "Unsung heroes, 'Tougaloo Nine' honored for integration effort:"

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* "Number 17- RIP Gwynevere River Song:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/number-17-rip-gwynevere-river-song.html

* "Nutella and Kinder egg lorry stolen in German sugar rush:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40924633

* "Weekend Update on the Charlottesville Protests - SNL:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGl7rUHP7Uc

* "Weekend Update: Washington and Jefferson on Being Compared to Robert E. Lee - SNL:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z50OazqL6Xo

* "Weekend Update: Tina Fey on Protesting After Charlottesville - SNL:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVvpXZxXWZU

* "North Korea: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO):" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrS0uNBuG9c

* "Even These Guys Were Surprised By Trump's Comments:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sroSwGUDwhQ

* "Trump Botched His Well-Wishes For Spain:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny3b0w7-Jac

* "Stephen Roasts A Confederate Statue:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvCjM1lPwg4

* "General Kelly's 17 Days Of Discipline:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ih4jk_o2Bc

* "The Zombie Apocalypse Has A 'Both Sides' Guy, Too:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E39E7cMIGg

* "Trump: America's First 'Racist Grandpa' President:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVGsb5kjXlQ

* "Crosswalk the Musical: Hair w/ Lin-Manuel Miranda:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* 45 is openly musing about a "military option" for Venezuela.

* "Beijing warns Pyongyang: You’re on your own if you go after the United States:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-warns-north-korea-youre-on-your-own-if-you-go-after-the-us/2017/08/11/a01a4396-7e68-11e7-9026-4a0a64977c92_story.html?utm_term=.2af156d539f6

"It would intervene if Washington strikes first."

* "Business is booming at the Trump hotel in Washington:"

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* "The conspiracy theory memo Trump loved:"

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* "Rare look at Trump bookkeeping: 'Extraordinary flim-flammery':"

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* "Manafort switching legal team as feds crank up heat on him:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/10/hold-manafort-switching-legal-team-as-feds-crank-up-heat-on-him-hold-241507

* "Freedom Caucus to try to force vote on Obamacare repeal:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/19/house-freedom-caucus-obamacare-repeal-vote-240728

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* "Infamous “pharma bro” Martin Shkreli found guilty of securities fraud:" https://mic.com/articles/183363/infamous-pharma-bro-martin-shkreli-found-guilty-of-securities-fraud#.Bj2G1L3QH

* "Death of First Nations man handcuffed and stepped on by police was accidental, inquest says:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/romeo-wesley-verdict-1.4221069

* "Meet The Badass Peshmerga Women:"

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* "Weekend Update: Anthony Scaramucci FaceTimes the Show (Bill Hader):"

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* Yesterday the sky was actually mostly blue. (More blue inland, fading to gray over the bay, but much improved. There was a pall of matte grey smoke over eveything still, making the sky look painted and flat. It is better for breathing than it was, but still not great.

We went swimming anyway, and the temperature was perfect for that, the cool of the lake the perfect antidote for the muggy heat. All this was a lot of driving. I am slightly more hopeful it is belts and not breaks due to the subtleties of how it drives. My hope is to take it in Monday and talk them into checking their work. Tires and wipers are likely to be 80ish and absolutel need doing this month and i am slowly bleeding money. I'm rather scared to check, but i will have to before monday. I suspect I won't be servicing the medical debt this month which will put me further behind, but at least the lights are staying on.

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

* I keep dreaming of the ocean.

* Tyrion's Complicity: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164055083842/why-hasnt-jon-asked-tyrion-about-the-red-weeding

* "White Men Writing About Slavery Is Weird: A Response to HBO's "Confederate":" https://www.thefandomentals.com/white-men-writing-about-slavery-is-weird-response-to-hbo-confederate/

* "Chaos Is A Catch-All:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/chaos-is-a-catch-all/

* "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 8: Holes:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/preacher-season-2-episode-8-holes.html

* "How different is show Davos from book Davos?:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/163868227892/how-diffrent-is-show-davos-from-book-davos

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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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* "Montrealers rally outside Olympic Stadium to welcome asylum seekers from U.S. :" https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/08/06/montrealers-rally-outside-olympic-stadium-to-welcome-asylum-seekers-from-us.html

* "B-1 bombers key to a U.S. plan to strike North Korean missile sites:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-korea/b-1-bombers-key-u-s-plan-strike-north-korean-n791221

* "Mattis to North Korea: Stop actions that could lead to 'destruction of its people':" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/09/politics/mattis-pentagon-north-korea/index.html

* Fuck's sake. "First Baptist's Robert Jeffress: ‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un’:" https://www.dallasnews.com/life/faith/2017/08/08/first-baptists-robert-jeffress-god-given-trump-authority-take-kim-jong-un

* Headdesk. "Trump was improvising his North Korea statement:"

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* Remember how Jeff session's idea for drug policy was to dramatically increase mass incarceration for tiny amounts of pot? It turns out 45's plan is basically "Just Say No?" I feel like we've all traveled back in time, especially with Republican tax policy being designed to rob from the poor and middle class to give to the rich and Republican foreign policy being "attempt to proke a nuclear war for funsies* and the whole President unable to understand written policy briefs thing.

* "Trump on opioid crisis: Just tell kids not to do drugs:"

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* "Trump looks to friends to fill important US prosecutor positions:"

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* I thought we were forever done with time traveling Obama news, but 45 is claiming that some how President Obama's 30 year plan to refurbish our nuclear arsenal is somehow already completed and really Trump's idea. Somehow?

* "Monumental ‘Trump Chicken’ Roosts Near The White House:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/someone-put-a-giant-inflatable-trump-chicken-outside-the-white-house_us_598bc01ee4b0449ed507cf99

* "FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fbi-conducted-predawn-raid-of-former-trump-campaign-chairman-manaforts-home/2017/08/09/5879fa9c-7c45-11e7-9d08-b79f191668ed_story.html?utm_term=.2d0d3e96e472

* "FBI Manafort raid seen as 'shock and awe' moment in Trump-Russia:"

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* "Judge greenlights lawsuit against two psychologists responsible for CIA’s use of waterboarding:" https://mic.com/articles/183453/judge-greenlights-lawsuit-against-two-psychologists-responsible-for-cias-use-of-waterboarding?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.5BjFnEHIc

* "A Minnesota mosque was bombed — and America’s failed anti-extremism policies are to blame:" https://mic.com/articles/183426/a-minnesota-mosque-was-bombed-and-americas-failed-anti-extremism-policies-are-to-blame?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.3bD6dd8j6

* "27 Scottish Words And Phrases To Describe The Weather:" https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/scotland/articles/27-scottish-words-and-phrases-to-describe-the-weather/

* "Kim Jong-Un Responds To Donald Trump:"

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* "North Korea, The U.S. Just Isn't That Into You:"

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* "Trump's Team Bans The Term 'Climate Change':"

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* A am convinced that unearthly chittering squeal ins the front driver's side brake dying, as that's what a dying break normally sounds like. Squirrel's "friend who knows cars" insists it's to do with the new belt. I need to see about getting them to check the belts, as we do not have 350.00 for a brake job. Sigh. I expect tires and wipers which must be done this month to be 80.00 we can't afford also. Ugh.

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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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* 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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* 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

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* "Mueller issues grand jury subpoenas:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/politics/mueller-grand-jury/

* "One year into the FBI's Russia investigation, Mueller is on the Trump money trail:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/03/politics/mueller-investigation-russia-trump-one-year-financial-ties/index.html

* "Mueller’s job would be protected by bipartisan Senate bill:" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/robert-muellers-special-counsel-job-would-be-protected-by-bipartisan-senate-bill/

* "Investigators want phone records related to Trump Jr. Russia meeting:" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/investigators-want-phone-records-from-trump-tower-russia-meeting/

* "U.S. Attorney Subpoenas Kushner Cos. Over Investment-For-Visa Program:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-attorney-subpoenas-kushner-cos-over-investment-for-visa-program-1501717119

* Today I took MrBumblepants to the lake. It was a perfect day for it despite the forest fire haze, which was strangely beautiful over the water and made the forest on the other side look like something out of Faerie. We exhausted ourselves swimming. It was a good day.

* I believe these are the last of the lilies for the season. Bonus picture of Tavy on his podium. Note these are different areas and the cat can not get at them on the altar. Please do not worry. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163775968982/i-believe-these-are-the-last-of-the-lilies-for-the

* "Gollum, Sméagol, and the Reorientation of The Two Towers:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/gollum-smeagol-two-towers/

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

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

* 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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