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* "Trump camp tries to turn narrative as Russia scrutiny intensifies:"

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* "Pence spokesman squirms on Russia question:"

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* They have yanked this from the schedule. Not ready my ambiguous ass! My bet is that there was anti-gay propaganda pressure from the Putin backed faction at the Bolshoi. This is stunning and best to see what we can of it. This is an excerpt from the Nureyev ballet: http://melmoth.blog/post/162923662333/an-excerpt-from-nureyev-vlad-lantratov

* "Andy Serkis Becomes Gollum To Read Trump's Tweets :"

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* ...And the car's dead. Squirrel foolishly stopped on the way to work and it's not starting. Odds are it's the wiring we couldn't afford to fix round the battery. There is a chance he can get a jump to get home in the morning.

If I’m remembering right the estimate was in the $150-200 range. I’ve next to nothing, bills having already gone out except the auto-withdraw for insurance I can’t mess with and I’m already floating a bill for this month. He’s not convinced he can squeeze that much out of his budget.

Fuck. I was hoping we had the summer to raise it and the tires felt more urgent, but those will for sure have to wait.

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* Of Dragon Princesses: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/160444297230/songsofthepen-floydllawtonarchive-dragons#notes

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

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

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

* "Trump and Chinese president discuss North Korea:"

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* "Maxine Waters: Keep eye on sanctions:"

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* "Trump meeting with Putin sparks controversy:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Donald Trump’s disastrous foreign policy trip:"

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* I honestly can't see a reputable reason to deliberately use Russian equipment for secret talks and then lying about it when there were legal normal channels they could have used. The only reason one would do that is criminal. We really are talking espionage and treason here.

* "Kushner may have sought Russian back channel for loans:"

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* "Gianforte and the thug politics of the GOP:"

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* "Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies”:" https://theintercept.com/2017/05/27/leaked-documents-reveal-security-firms-counterterrorism-tactics-at-standing-rock-to-defeat-pipeline-insurgencies/

* "What you need to know about the Richard Collins murder investigation:" http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-richard-collins-murder-investigation/443038279

* "Richard W. Collins III Death, Hate Crimes Seen Differently.:" https://thyblackman.com/2017/05/25/richard-w-collins-iii-death-hate-crimes-seen-differently/

* "Islamophobia Being Deployed Again In Another Pearland Political Race:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/islamophobia-being-deployed-again-in.html

* On Alexander Hamilton and Abolitionism: http://allerasphinx.tumblr.com/post/134827050557/notquiteluke-as-someone-who-never-learned-the

* "A Tremendous Journey - The President Show:"

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* "Screaming at the TV - The Crooked Media Strikes Again:"

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* "Sunday Sweets: A Memorial Day Salute:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/5/28/sunday-sweets-a-memorial-day-salute.html

* Class: Charlie, Quill, and the Doctor

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* I've also been reading D'Artagnan: the Ultimate Musketeer by Geoffrey Hall and Joan Sanders. This book was clearly written for people of all ages who really love Dumas and wanted to know more about the real person behind the myth. It's very well researched, but a tad plodding, and with all the sex cut out. They really worked hard on the thankless task of untangling these incredibly complex Gascon and Béarnese bloodlines and figuring out where various people got confused for other people and which bits of which sources have proper corroboration, which may have been from eyewitnesses not cited, and which were ass pulling. I do admire the work, but it's a bit dull to read. I do wish I had a copy for my self, and I do recommend it, but I feel like what is needed is a revisit by someone this century with a broader focus that would give more context.

* So I've just finished Cyrano: The Life and Legend of Cyrano de Bergerac by Ishbel Addyman. The author clearly knows her period and places the life and works of Cyrano de Bergerac within the larger context of early modern thought and writing. She also does a first rate job of debuncking later accretions to his legend and unearthing what actually can be know of the real person, and supporting areas where some speculation is required with good evidence. The author is very clear about the difference between things that are known, things that are false or contradictory, and things that are likely. I very much appreciated the deep understanding of the background and period and the decision not to straight wash.

I do have one major quibble, which is that the book really needed an outline. It is very unfocused and tends to wander discursively, which on occasion can be really frustrating. We will just be getting to the point about something I am interested in and then it wanders away for half a chapter to something that would have better belonged with the chapter previous, then meanders back to something adjacent to the point without quite getting in waving distance, then veers off again. All of these bits are interesting, but I feel like if it were properly organized it would be a much more enjoyable and useful read. I do get that facts are sparse and there needs to be a lot of debunking of things people said centuries later that got treated as fact and context is important, but organize that please. Doing it this way makes me wonder if I am looking at padding or someone who can't focus her thoughts.

I do recommend the book. This Cyrano biography was clearly written for adults with a solid grounding in early modern intellectual history and an interest in queer history and early modern French history. (IE: Me) Just understand that it's going to be a bit of a mess as far as connection between chapter heading and contents.

* Another Feminist Swan Lake Fairy Tale: http://caffeinewitchcraft.tumblr.com/post/158831991364/your-swan-story-just-made-me-think-what-if-a-tiny

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* "Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39926914

* "Germany's vice chancellor gave the finger to neo-Nazi protesters. He regrets he wasn't ruder:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germany-german-vice-chancellor-sigmar-gabriel-middle-finger-neo-nazi-protesters-a7214421.html?cmpid=facebook-post

* "Five key questions about the Trump-Russia special counsel:"

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* "Are We Monsters?:" http://billmoyers.com/story/are-we-monsters/#.WRoANZJvbsM.twitter

* "House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/house-majority-leader-to-colleagues-in-2016-i-think-putin-pays-trump/2017/05/17/515f6f8a-3aff-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html?utm_term=.d4fa2f5d3d2d

* "The Promise—and Perils—of the Fight Against Trump:" https://newrepublic.com/article/142425/path-resistance-promise-perils-democrats-fight-against-trump

* TW: Rape. He is doing a twenty year stretch for shooting his rapist during a sexual assault, as self defense is only for white people in this country. "Freeing Ky:" https://freeingky.com/

* "President Trump Gets a Very Special Prosecutor:"

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* "Fox News Didn't Get the Comey Memo:"

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* "Trump the Disruptor:"

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* "'Real News Tonight' Tackles James Comey:"

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* "Stephen's Monologue Gets Declassified:"

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* "Trump Uses A Commencement Speech To Congratulate... Himself!:"

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* "What we really need is an adaptation of the original 1740 The Beauty and the Beast:" http://emilysidhe.tumblr.com/post/159132596907/what-we-really-need-is-an-adaptation-of-the

* You know, I may not enjoy Gilbert Godfrey's stand up, but I admire the hell out of the way he delights in jokes at his expense. It's not many people who laugh that heartily at themselves and then join in.

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* "Four killed by truck driven into crowd in Swedish capital:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-attack-idUSKBN179208

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Trump has no foreign policy doctrine:"

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* "Rallies ramp up to demand Trump taxes:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* I don't blame him at all. "Exclusive: Trump presser convinced NSC candidate Harward to...:"

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* "JFK on the importance of the press to a free society:"

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* "Trump hits new low as war with press moves beyond just talk:"

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* Donald Trump has declared the free press as "the enemy of the American People."

* "Trump's 3 trips to Mar-A-Lago as president cost an estimated $10 million in federal funds:" https://mic.com/articles/168954/trump-s-3-trips-to-mar-a-lago-as-president-cost-an-estimated-10-million-in-federal-funds?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.X0V8HxIol

* "Trump is already detaining and trying to deport the "Dreamers" Obama said could stay in the country:" https://mic.com/articles/168727/trump-detaining-deport-dreamers-daca-not-criminals?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.7erezL136

* "Rep. Castro: Trump admin. coming for undocumented immigrants:"

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* Scott Pruitt is in as head of EPA, even though he's opposed to everything they stand for and has repeatedly sued them in favor of polluters, and has spent years illegally withholding FOIA documents.

* "Judge's e-mail order could move Pruitt from frying pan to fire:"

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* "The Most Quoted B.S. Myth Inside The Right's Media Bubble:" http://www.cracked.com/blog/a-sadly-necessary-primer-constitutional-rights/

* "Fracking And What New EPA Means For Your Health:" http://www.forbes.com/sites/judystone/2017/02/17/fracking-and-what-new-epa-means-for-your-health/#3c6d5fb01258

* "Barney Frank: Here's how to successfully lobby your congressperson:" https://mic.com/articles/167878/barney-frank-heres-how-to-not-waste-your-time-pressuring-lawmakers#.3s5dwWzMa

* "Trump At The Westminster Dog Show: Grab 'Em By The Puppy:"

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* I dreamed I'd ordered a Head Full of Bees from Think Geek. No really. It was an artificial hive in the shape of an oversized roman portrait bust. You pulled the trays in and out at the back.

* In other news, I woke in noticeably less terrible shape. I have hopes that antibiotic two will pull me out. I'm still crap, but it's a more functional variety of crap. I promptly burned most of the spoons changing the sheets and pillow cases.

* "Friday Discussion: Isolated Tokens: Being the Only One:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/02/friday-discussion-isolated-tokens-being.html

* I wish I could afford to have this done. "Crispin Young Wilson is a server hardware repairer from Hood River, Oregon, who also does some painting on the side. On Sunday, Crispin was getting ready for her latest project.:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/bradesposito/look-up-kiddo?utm_term=.kyEE1dQaY#.ktWndj3WZ

* "Six Swans:" https://mtfhod.tumblr.com/post/157390907770/the-six-swans

* "The Frustratingly Harmful LGBT+ Representation in Weiseroff's Westeros:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/frustratingly-harmful-lgbt-representation-weiseroffs-westeros/

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* "House Intel Committee looking at legality of Flynn Russia contact:"

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* "Magnitude of Trump adviser Flynn's Russia scandal gains clarity:"

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* If what they are doing isn't incredibly shameful, why are they lying about it. "Trump-era ICE raids begin nationwide, protest and panic ensue:"

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* "Chicagoan in town hall: 'We’re begging' for help:"

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* "People with disabilities finally get a way to save money:" http://www.king5.com/ext/news/nation-now/people-with-disabilities-finally-get-a-way-to-save-money/281/nationnow/1NzAzNtw00co2QcMoU2QWC

* "California bill would add ‘nonbinary’ gender option on state identification :" http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article128960219.html

* Infrastructure is important. "Oroville Dam spillway: 'It's not supposed to do that':" http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/water-and-drought/article131592714.html

* "President Trump Has The Art World On Edge:"

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* "Betsy DeVos: Donating More So Our Schools Get Less:"

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* "President Trump Is Using His Office To Protect His Family's Businesses:"

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* "Long Ties, Big Lies And Made Up Crowd Size: The Sean Spicer Story:"

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* "Donald Trump Calls In To Ask A Few Basic Questions:"

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* Okay, my lungs seem more stable. I’m making another attempt.

* "Taboo starts to uncover the past:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/taboo-starts-to-uncover-the-past/

* "Black Sails XXX Chat: Mostly Anne Bonny, Woodes Rogers, and Eleanor Guthrie (Mildly Edited. Some bits moved for clarity.)" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157087188817/black-sails-xxx-chat-mostly-anne-bonny-woodes

* "Both:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157085685487/a-random-fandom-girl-koricomics-both-by


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* Am I the only one who thinks Donald Trump is an awful lot like Emperor Peter III of Russia only with a boner for Putin instead of Fredrick the Great of Prussia? Only with Louis XV of France’s *shudder* sexual appetite for raping young girls.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "10 Ways to Tell if Your President Is a Dictator:" https://foreignpolicy.com/2016/11/23/ten-ways-to-tell-if-your-president-is-a-dictator/

* I have so many questions. "Senators seek to declassify info on Russia role in US election:"

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* "Sen. Sanders: Trump setting 'dangerous precedent':"

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* So it’s basically all a con. No surprise there, but of course people are ignoring that it’s a con. "Trump trades stick for carrots for jobs stunt:"

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* "ExxonMobil execs among Trump cabinet considerations:"

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* "White evangelicalism is white nationalism.:" http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2016/11/09/white-evangelicalism-is-white-nationalism/

* "A catastrophic climate feedback loop long feared by scientists is happening:" http://inhabitat.com/a-catastrophic-climate-feedback-loop-long-feared-by-scientists-is-happening/

* "India's Unpopular New Policies:"

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* "The Dakota Access Pipeline's Reservation Reroute:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness :"

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* The best Swan Fairytale: http://lovingmyselfishard.tumblr.com/post/153936387529/sweetlyfez-roachpatrol


*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Black Monday: Polish women strike against abortion ban:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37540139

* "Record refutes Pence denial of Putin remark:"

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* "The truth about Trump's taxes:"

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* I am furious about this and yesterday’s boring Thrilla in Vanilla has wiped it from the news cycle. "Ignorant Trump remarks a setback for fight against PTSD stigma:"

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* "Pence LGBT record a missed chance for Kaine:"

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* "Palin a lesson in coaching a political outsider to debate:"

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* "SCOTUS shortage makes close election riskier:"

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* Consent Castles. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/151414725797/thatdiabolicalfeminist-robothugscomic-new

* 3-D recreation of Phillipe, Duc D'Orleans' beloved St. Cloud, Alas, they did not try to recreate the gardens properly or the famous water features, though they are their in outline.:

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* "Vice Presidential Debate Wrap-Up:"

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* "Who Is Mike Pence?:"

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* Tavy Baby playing with skeleton: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/151336566448/tavy-baby-aka-the-tiny-terror-playing-on-my-bed

* I figured out how to set up the Window display with a spot for Tavy to sit in it. Tavy spent fifteen minutes looking around in bafflement at the things he was sharing his sill with. Yesterday he also discovered that when I am lying on the sofa he can sit on me. I'd missed having a cat do that since Mache died.

Today I set up the external display. Some of it is hard to see in this light. Tavy helped. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/151406953087/today-i-set-up-the-external-display-some-of-it

Every time I walk by my room I am startled by the eerie blue glow coming from behind my bed. I keep forgetting the exterior Halloween lighting comes from there.

* Proof I’m not a proper adult #14: Every time I hear "Mike Pence" my brain echo's in mo's voice, "Mike Rotch, Mike Rotch! Has anybody seen Mike Rotch!

* Ya'll know I don't pass out cookies easily, but I wanted to take a moment to appreciate Adam Lambert for turning down Frankenfurter on the grounds that a trans person should have the part. I think he will make a fine Eddie and I am very much looking forward to Laverne Cox knocking it out of the park. It's a money where your mouth is moment to turn down a lead on principle in favour of a much smaller part.

* "THE MYTH OF BEAUTIFUL GIRLS:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/151418257457/hanginggardenstories-the-myth-of-beautiful

* O.o Westworld REALLY isn't paying around.

* "Men’s Lives Have Meaning, Part 2: Give Your Bride a Kiss For Me:" http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/149751470903/mens-lives-have-meaning-part-2-give-your-bride

* "Men’s Lives Have Meaning, Part 3: Fires Everywhere:" http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/151291604043/mens-lives-have-meaning-part-3-fires-everywhere

*****

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

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

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

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

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "What we don't know about Donald Trump:"

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* "How fair coverage gets Trumped:"

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* "Trump turns basic health report into circus:"

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* "I Don't See It As Voting for Hillary Clinton:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150441828962/darkmagyk-kyraneko-aimlessme-for-those

* "How Donald Trump could really help Flint: talk to GOP in Congress:"

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* "Trump scolded for trying to politicize Flint trip:"

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* "Researchers find mysterious 9,000 year old structures in Western Australia:" http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113415743/structures-western-australia-090716/?

* "Archaeology of the Undead:" http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/05/zombie-archaeology/483195/

* "Excavation finds early Shakespeare theatre was rectangular:" https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/may/17/curtain-excavation-early-shakespeare-theatre-rectangular-shoreditch

* "A Rough Week for Hillary Clinton:"

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* This made me laugh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150437645467/marauders4evr-people-always-joke-about-the

* A Trans Man Fairytale: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/150360515855/anotherwordformyth-inkskinned-before-he#notes

* NSFW "Pan-Demonium:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/9/14/pan-demonium.html

* TNG Season 3 Rewatch:
- The Price. Finally a debate on the dubious ethics of Star Fleet Telepathy. Unfortunately the person calling out Deanna for her horribly unethical behavior is just as bad with less cause. Also, Deanna Troi has the worst taste in men. First Riker, now this creepy dick measuring slime ball.

- The Defector. I really like this one, but then I also loved the DS9 season 1 war criminal one. There is something about an unreliable person in high stakes interrogation with culture clash that interests me every time. They are very different stories, but both tragedies.

- The Hunted is sadly very timely given the militaries continued refusal to help soldiers adjust to home, made worse in the face of our forever war in Afghanistan and the multiple tours people have done/keep doing in Iraq and Afghanistan leading to way higher levels of trauma for some soldiers and the ever higher suicide rate for veterans. This is, of course a Star trek style super soldier senario, but the point still stands, much the way the season 2 Data Personhood theme still stands in relation to the treatment of trans folk and Poc in this country. I wish this stuff wasn't timely. I really do. "We want our lives back. We want to come home." How many veterans have wanted the same? This one also, scratches at some of my personal doors, given the nature of my abuse. I had no memory of this episode analogous to my intense reaction to the Picard torture episode in the final season that spoke so directly to my personal experience, but damned if I didn't recognize the all too familiar flavour of that prisoner's anger and bitterness on meeting the Councillor. Ouch. Vintage me. "My battle is never over." You tell 'em, Roga Danar. You tell 'em.

Side note: Who was Jefferies and why did they name the tubes after him? Aren't they just crawlspaces with access panels?

* "Why Fiction and Representation Matter:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/fiction-matters/

******

* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since Sandy. Want to help? https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

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

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

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

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

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* Looks like Assad is using chlorine gas against civilians again.

* Zika is now in more than 50 countries and territories, including Singapore and now Malaysia. It looks like it is way easier to sexually transmit than previously thought regardless of gender. They have found it in the semen of a man who never had symptoms six months after exposure. There is reason to think that it not only causes Microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, but also less easy to detect learning issues.

Zika continues to spread in Florida, but don't worry, Congressional Republicans are doing everything in their power to block all attempts to stop the spread, eradicate it, or even properly inform the public, while The Republican Governor is doing everything in his power to ensure the spread by blocking more local attempts to spread information and denying women in poverty access to birth control, prenatal care and screening etc., as part of the supposedly "pro-life" agenda. He has also come out strongly in favour of forcing women to have babies against their will in response to the zika outbreak. Paul Ryan is insisting that if we just dramatically cut funding to Planned Parenthood so as to deny women access to Birth control, Pre-natal health and screening it will contrary to evidence and logic stop the zika epidemic in it's tracks much faster than actually addressing the problem would. He is clearly too bright to believe this, so I can only assume that like the Governor of Michigan's decision to lead poison all the children in Flint Michigan thus giving a generation of children irreversible brain damage, infecting women with zika so as to give their children irreversible brain damage is a big part of the Republican Agenda going forward.

It's cruel and deliberate and unnecessary. Remember this is what you are voting for if you decide to stay home in November or don't bother to vote down ticket.

There is a scary ass global health crisis going on right now in the world and it is spreading. Now is the time to take action here and abroad to fight it, not use the epidemic as a lever to harm women for Jesus.

* "Paul Ryan's Zika Antics Prove He Deserves Trump:" http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/paul-ryans-zika-antics-prove-he-deserves-trump-w438448

* "white queen, red heart:" http://www.ofgeography.com/single-post/2016/08/28/white-queen-red-heart

* September 16 2016,10am

******

* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since Sandy. Want to help? https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

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

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

* Donate to help refugees "UN Refugee Agency:" http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

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

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* A person from the Philippines wrote in under my link to the scary shit happening over there about how scary it is, so I'm posting the link here if you are interested: http://rkwago.tumblr.com/post/147685467082/bodies-pile-up-in-philippines-president-dutertes

* So it looks like Erdogan is using the coup attempt as an excuse to round up people who clearly had nothing to do with it. "Turkey's Erdogan declares state of emergency after coup bid:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-idUSKCN0ZX07S?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

* "5 Facts That Will Absolutely Infuriate You About Police and Racist Violence:" http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/07/5-facts-about-police-violence/

* "7 Ways to Support a Friend Who Recently Came Out As Asexual:" http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/03/support-asexual-friend/?platform=hootsuite

* Slurs vs. Dog Whistles: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/147559973961/betterbemeta-okay-tonight-were-going-to-talk

* Why MRA's hate "creepy:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/147560151696/bang-now-its-dead-lionza-youarenotyou#notes

* "Memphis, Tennessee, sanitation workers strike, 1968:" http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/memphis-tennessee-sanitation-workers-strike-1968

* Thawing Steve Rogers: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/147566801786/rainnecassidy-minim-calibre

* "Aisle 13 - by Justina Ireland:" http://hanginggardenstories.tumblr.com/post/147595811269/aisle-13-by-justina-ireland-its-two-days-before

* "An Honest Trailer for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice':" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/07/an-honest-trailer-for-batman-v-superman.html

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

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

* Donate to help refugees: http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* Proof I am not a proper adult #10: I hear "hostile actors" and I picture a troop of really angry improve players or possibly murderous mimes instead of hackers sponsored by enemy countries.

* In Baton Rouge, white policemen held down and executed an African American man in front of a convenience store. There are two camera angles on the murder. As is my practice, I do not post footage of murders in this space, but footage of the murder with the shots at the end excised are easily available from news outlets if you feel you need to see it. Alton Sterling was 37 and had a 5 children. Local officials have ceded jurisdiction to the feds. Protests have been ongoing today and yesterday.

Police are claiming that the body cameras of both murderers were "dislodged." Riiiiight.

By the way, there is footage of the murder available to prosecutors because two citizens filmed the murder. If you see something and have a phone, please film it.

* "Alton Sterling didn't have to die. It's time to address police violence:" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/06/alton-sterling-address-police-violence

* Watch This Please. "Alton Sterling's Death & The Black Lives Matter Outrage:"

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* "How African-American Kids Are Treated By America’s Criminal Justice System:" https://blackmattersus.com/3208-how-african-american-kids-are-treated-by-americas-criminal-justice-system/

* "Isa Noyola, the Translatina Activist Fighting for Immigrant Rights:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/translatina-activist-isa-noyola-translatina-activist-fighting-immigrant-rights-n601641

* Typical Gay Inc transmysogynist shit basically drove away their Trans Pride liaison. The accessibility fail is heartbreaking. "My Open Letter of Resignation from Pride Toronto:" http://chrismilloy.ca/2015/07/my-open-letter-of-resignation-from-pride-toronto/

* Liberal Redneck Bathroom Discrimination rant: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/143683486925/tygermama-tis-superfruit-im-a#notes

* "The Rio de Janeiro Olympics: Welcome to Hell:"

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* "Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump: The Sophie's Choice of Candidates:"

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* I spent the rest of the discretionary money on small toys for Tavy's puzzle box. He's been happily fishing his new donkey and small mice out to play with off and on since. The other items have been less successful. I'll likely need to save up for another toy run next moth. Update: In the wee hours of the morning he figured out how to liberate the springy toys. That just leaves the dental treats. I'm so proud of him learning a new skill in about 10 hours.

I got confused and missed the Doctor yesterday, so it's another week of struggling for breath, and a month and a half of walking on the foot splinter. One of the lilies that is larger than I am has started blooming, but it's only two of them, so I can't do cuttings.

* Watching American hustle is so weird for me. What memories of Abscam I have are all tied up in weird ways with my memories of abuse.

* On Bigwig's Character arc in Watership Down: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/143685853810/bbc-stellar-cast-announced-as-classic-novel

* I was in tears by the end of this. "But what if the princess was in the tower because she was the dragon?:"

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

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

* Donate to help refugees: http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general

* A list of LGBTQA Charities: http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

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

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