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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* TOS Rewatch, Season 2:

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* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "UN Security Council imposes N.Korea sanctions:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/05/asia/north-korea-un-sanctions/index.html

* How lazy is 45? Glad you asked. "At 200-day mark, Trump nominations still lag:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/07/politics/trump-200-days-nominations/index.html

* "Chicago will sue Trump administration over sanctuary cities grant threat:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/06/chicago-sue-trump-administration-sanctuary-cities

* "Deputy AG says prosecutors don't intend to go after reporters:" http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/deputy-ag-rosenstein-says-prosecutors-don-t-intend-go-after-n790076

* 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

* O.o http://catcaterpillar.tumblr.com/post/144108123404/my-thesis-film-at-school-of-visual-arts-huge

* Stop making me feel stuff! https://inaheartbeat-film.tumblr.com/post/163639403687/in-a-heartbeat-animated-short-film-2017-a

* "Game of Thrones Took an Orientalist Journey:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/game-thrones-took-orientalist-journey/

* "Sitka artist designs slinky dress from 20,000 salmon bones:" https://www.adn.com/arts/2017/05/28/sitka-artist-designs-slinky-dress-from-20000-salmon-bones/

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 6: Necropolis:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/killjoys-season-3-episode-6-necropolis.html

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

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

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

* 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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* I’d feel better knowing for sure they were okay, but I’m willing to bet they’re in contact with family and I completely understand the impulse to flee to Canada, regardless of home country. "Parents 'not concerned' that Burundi robotics team may have fled to Canada:" http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/parents-not-concerned-that-burundi-robotics-team-may-have-fled-to-canada-1.3516590

* "UN delegation visits Yemen amid cholera outbreak:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/delegation-visits-yemen-cholera-outbreak-170724155936265.html

* "Rome hit by water rationing as Italy struggles with drought:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40704408

* "Wind-driven fires hopscotch through south of France, Corsica:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/fires-hopscotch-through-touristic-southern-coast-of-france/2017/07/25/1ec6169c-711d-11e7-8c17-533c52b2f014_story.html

* <.< >.> http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163427906482/for-some-reason-the-first-reminded-me-of-the

* "New facts uncovered about Trump FBI pick, confirmation vote looms:"

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* "Trump considering replacing Sessions: reports:"

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* "Senate Republicans heedless of Obamacare repeal consequences:"

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* Time to ramp protests up! "Republicans vote to move ahead on Obamacare repeal:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/25/obamacare-repeal-vote-senate-republicans-240926

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

* "Truck-driving is a modern form of indentured slavery:" https://boingboing.net/2017/06/21/pacific-9-transportation.html

* "In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the Law:" http://www.theindigenousamericans.com/2017/07/16/victory-standing-rock-sioux-tribe-court-finds-approval-dakota-access-pipeline-violated-law/

* "Chechnya: Dozens of men slaughtered and buried in one night as gay purge continues:" http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/07/11/chechnya-names-of-27-men-slaughtered-and-buried-in-bloody-night-revealed-as-gay-purge-continues/?utm_source=PNFB&utm_content=BB

Here is a petition: http://petitions.pinknews.co.uk/russian-authorities-stop-the-persecution-of-gay-men-in-chechnya

Places to Donate:
https://lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/chechnya-en

* The Evolution of Bipedalism: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/162901571500/basinke-jacquez45-sinesalvatorem

* It's not helping if you didn't ask first. This is true on the small, personal scale, on the activism scale, and the Geo-political scale. Questions like, "What do you need", "Would you like me to help with that?", "What would you like me to do?", "What would be most useful for me to do?", and "How can I help you?" are magically because they not only are a subset of consent, but also let you target help when and where it is actually needed instead of just making things worse by barging into a situation without listen to the person or people you are trying to help.

On the personal scale, it is things like asking a person in mourning what they actually need instead of drowning them in food they can't store for the first two days than disappearing. Maybe what they actually need is respite child care or help with the dishes. How will you know I you didn't ask? Similarly, just grabbing someone's arm or wheelchair handles without asking is invasive and the absolute opposite of helping. Odds are you are about to knock someone off balance, make them lose step count, impede rather than facilitate, etc.. Not asking means it's about your ego or how you feel or what you want. Asking if you can help sincerely and listening to the answer, including no, is actually helping. Odds are I do want help cleaning up after the wake or carrying that stack of packages, but you don't know if you didn't ask me.

It's the same with allyship. Educate yourself. Listen to the discourse. Interrogate your biases and privilege. Listen to the people in the community you are wanting to stand with, and pay attention to what they say they need from allies. Signal boost their messages. Give the help that is asked for instead of imposing your ideas of what is best, because the people in that community have thought longer and harder on what needs to happen than even the most well meaning person can.

It's the same on the big scale too. When we invaded Afghanistan there was all this high minded rhetoric about helping women. Government programs, NGOs, and private charities all turned up with big ideas about how to "help," but it's not helping if you don't ask. Very little attempt was made to ask Afghan women what they needed, or enlist them in planning and decision making. The women we claimed to want to help were infantilized by paternalistic outsiders who never once considered that the people they were pretending to help might have their own, superior ideas as to what would actually improve things. When Jenny Nordberg came through much later and actually *gasp* asked, women said that they wanted things like full scholarships for young women from rural areas to go to school to become doctors, nurses, teachers, etc., so they could afford to train and then return where they were most needed, but that wasn't the sort of thing westerners convinced they know best would think of, because they don't know conditions on the intimate level that the women born and raised there did. I use this example, because it is on my mond lately, but there are other things in the world news this applies to.

It's not helping if you didn't ask first and you didn't listen to the answers.

* "Treasury of historic clothing revealed at Westminster Abbey:" https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jun/27/treasury-of-historic-clothing-revealed-at-westminster-abbey#img-2

* "Profiles in Tremendousness - White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci:"

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* ...And I'm out. "The Mist, Season One, Episode Five: The Waiting Room:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/the-mist-season-one-episode-five.html

* "Mansplaining, Offensive Representation, and...a Well-Written Sex Scene! Thrones Does the Impossible! :" https://www.thefandomentals.com/mansplaining-offensive-representation-well-written-sex-scene-thrones-impossible/

* "32 Things We Learned from Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak Commentary
twh-news:" http://tumblr.tomhiddlestonnews.com/post/138621139036/32-things-we-learned-from-guillermo-del-toros

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

- a Fist Full of Datas. So in the Scotty episode they used the holodeck without anything going wrong. I think that may be a record, one whole episode with holodeck bu no injuries or dangerous malfunctions. I've been recently rewatching the HBO Deadwood, which is rather a stark contrast, as you can imagine. This version ought to be cleaned up and a little silly, as it's a child's let's pretend. Of course, TOS Tombstone (and the Hartnell Doctor Who Tombstone) haven't that excuse. Anyway, Worf is bad at pretend and also still struggling with the parent thing, and very, very Worf. I am really uncomfortable with the cartoony Mexican bandito stereotype, and I could have done without the man in dress based punchline. has anything good ever come of tampering with Data's brain? Amusing call back to the infamous data cat poem. Brent Spiner is delightful in this and it is good to see them give Marina Sirtis something worth doing. I do enjoy the conflicting value systems here as Worf struggles to deal with something entirely alien. It was good Worf actually does the riht thing with Alexander for once. Is this episode the start of Diana/Worf?

- The Quality of Life. The Beard debate... I have no idea how to feel about it. The opposition set up between feminist discourse and self expression is messy in a very Star trek sort of way and does wend us back towards the personhood theme fundamental to Data in particular and Star trek as a whole. Even though Data isn't in this particular scene, this is a Data episode and does deal with artificial life and personhood. Seriously, the season six writing is noticeably better and I appreciate the little bits of continuity like Geordi's beard. The bickering is understandable given the stress, but exhausting to watch. This episode is full of big questions: What is life? What happens in the moment between being and not being? What constitutes slavery when it comes to AI? What are the ethics around testing for sapience? Is one intelligent lifeform more valuable than another?I do like that thesolution came dp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "At least 28 dead after brutal gang fight in Mexico prison:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/06/mexico-prison-riot-acapulco-deaths

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

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

* "Trump and Chinese president discuss North Korea:"

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* "Maxine Waters: Keep eye on sanctions:"

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* "Trump meeting with Putin sparks controversy:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "‘I was sold seven times': Yazidi women welcomed back into the faith:" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/01/i-was-sold-seven-times-yazidi-women-welcomed-back-into-the-faith

* No, Putin is not playing chess while Trump is playing checkers. In this metaphor, Trump is playing Tic Tac Toe and losing.

* "US, Russia announce Syria cease-fire after Trump-Putin talks:" https://apnews.com/eaa310ccb6e04e0580759d4ce36e778b/AP-sources:-US,-Russia-reach-deal-on-Syria-cease-fire

* "Russia steps up spying efforts after election:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/06/politics/russia-steps-up-spying-efforts-after-election/

* "The Latest: Russians ask for proof of election meddling:" https://apnews.com/7408be866dd646708913abbd581ada30

* "Federal judge denies Hawaii's motion challenging "travel ban":" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/federal-judge-denies-hawaii-s-motion-trump-s-travel-ban-n780366

* In things that will rob you of sleep tonight news: It looks like hackers are targeting our Nuclear Power plants.

* "Republican Lawmakers Buy Health Insurance Stocks as Repeal Effort Moves Forward:" https://theintercept.com/2017/07/06/republican-lawmakers-buy-health-insurance-stocks-as-repeal-effort-moves-forward/

* "ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty:" https://www.propublica.org/article/ice-officers-told-to-take-action-against-all-undocumented-immigrants

* "Black Lives Matter LA Claps Back Against Racist NRA Ad:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/black-lives-matter-la-claps-back.html

* "Anti-Trans I-1552 Initiative Fails!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/anti-trans-i-1552-initiative-fails.html

* "We Wear Culture:" https://qz.com/1002651/google-has-built-a-stunning-searchable-archive-of-3000-years-of-world-fashion/

* Footage of Greenwood before white people burned everything and murdered more than 300 people in the Tulsa Riot. TW: contains Dead bodies. http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/162729567568/ilovemy4c-hair-bbcnyc-bellygangstaboo

* I know I keep posting goth lilies, but more keep blooming. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162727902557/i-know-i-keep-posting-goth-lilies-but-more-keep

* Snerk "Communicating:" http://xkcd-rss.livejournal.com/473997.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Hobby Lobby Purchased Thousands of Ancient Artifacts Smuggled Out of Iraq:" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/07/hobby-lobby-smuggled-thousands-of-ancient-artifacts-out-of-iraq/532743/

* "Maddow to news orgs: beware of forged Trump Russia documents!:"

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* "Trump Attacks U.S. Spies, Says ‘Other People’ Could’ve Hacked 2016:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-attacks-u-s-spies-says-other-people-could-have-hacked-2016

* "Trump wants to start charging stores to accept food stamps:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/07/trump-wants-to-start-charging-stores-to-accept-food-stamps.html

* "18 states, consumer groups sue DeVos over delay of student loan protections:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/06/18-states-sue-devos-over-delay-of-student-loan-protections-240260

* "Ethics Office Director Walter Shaub Resigns, Saying Rules Need To Be Tougher:" http://www.npr.org/2017/07/06/535781749/ethics-office-director-walter-shaub-resigns-saying-rules-need-to-be-tougher

* "Voter fraud commission may have violated law:" http://thehill.com/regulation/other/340738-voter-fraud-commission-may-have-violated-law?rnd=1499292453

* TW: Anti-Semitic Death Threats and Hate Speech. Neo-NAZI Trump supporters are threatening to murder reporters children for reporting on this. "Trump’s trolls go on the attack:"

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* I remember Skye designing an economics Unit for First Graders explaining the concept Rick Perry didn’t understand. Just saying. "Rick Perry explains supply and demand, gets it wrong:"

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* "Indiana GOP call for Obamacare horror stories backfires:"

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* "Virginia executes man for killing guard, deputy in 2006:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-virginia-execution-idUSKBN19R142

* "How are there so many shootings in Chicago?:"

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* "34 Fascinating Historical Fashion Facts:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/07/34-fascinating-historical-fashion-facts.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Yemen hospital battles world's worst cholera outbreak:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-40443989/yemen-hospital-battles-world-s-worst-cholera-outbreak

* "Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer denies Australia sex offences:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40439489

* "White House could offer to roll back sanctions in first Trump-Putin meeting:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/29/white-house-sanctions-first-trump-putin-meeting

* "Trump allies work to smear FBI, discredit Russia investigation:"

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* "Stepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: U.S. Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/us/politics/homeland-security-prepares-to-issue-travel-restrictions.html

* "Trump Attacks ‘Crazy’ Mika Brzezinski: She Was ‘Bleeding Badly From a Face-Lift’:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-tweets-mika-was-bleeding-badly-from-a-face-lift

* "CBO: Republican health care bill will get worse with age:"

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* O.o "House panel votes to force new debate on terror war:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/29/congress-vote-authorize-war-islamic-state-240095

* "We Are the Sum of Our Stories - Kameron Hurley:" http://www.kameronhurley.com/lita-talk-sum-stories/

* "Trolls, hypocrites and performance artists are trying to hack our lives. Don’t let them.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2017/06/19/trolls-hypocrites-and-performance-artists-are-trying-to-hack-our-lives-dont-let-them/?utm_term=.ea194f94fdbe

* "Teaching The Camera To See My Skin:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/syreetamcfadden/teaching-the-camera-to-see-my-skin?utm_term=.ieaa46DJm2#.ouG6yxaYM9

* "Which jobs do economists say create the largest spillover benefits for society?:" https://80000hours.org/2017/06/which-jobs-do-economists-say-create-the-largest-spillover-benefits-for-society/

* "Some basic medieval fashion terms:" http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/162422332481/some-basic-medieval-fashion-terms

* "Abraham Lincoln Doesn't Want Trump In The Hall Of Presidents:"

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* "Trump Thinks Healthcare Is Something You Can Win:"

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* "Yet Another Baker Who Won't Make Cakes For Same-Sex Weddings:"

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* "Dinosaur Decathalon - The Gong Show:"

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* I unironically adored this. "Zombie Ballet - The Gong Show:"

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* "What poet should I fight?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162424963292/what-poet-should-i-fight

* I really want a quality TV version of Bombshells on STARZ or Netflix.

* "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back with Superheroines:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/two-steps-forward-one-step-back-with-superheroines/

* "Salim the Cinnamon Roll and Gay Muslim Representation:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/salim-the-cinnamon-roll-and-gay-muslim-representation/

* "I actually think you’ve picked good examples to show that GRRM tries to minimise the role of coincidences (which do have their place) and move his plot along through plausible character action.:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/162420744802/maybe-its-presentism-influencing-me-but-dont

* Two Days left. One no bid. I'm a hundred down on bills, plus we haven't money for electricity and Internet as we had to pay for car repairs (four hundred), so clearly it's ebay time.: http://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Viral, Irish senator standing up to Trump:"

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* More things to make you go hmmmm about the Preet Bharara firing. Deutsche Bank is the single largest lender to Donald Trump. Preet Bharara was investigating Deutsche Bank for a massive money laundering scheme that aided the Russian oligarchs who benefit from Putin's Kleptocracy and have "business ties" with Donald Trump. Firing Mr. Bharara and replacing him with Roger Ailes' attorney is likely to end that investigation.

* "The shocking firing of Preet Bharara:"

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* "24 million would lose insurance under GOP health plan: CBO:"

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* Bernie Sanders is out still being Bernie! "How GOP health plan would affect poor in West Virginia:"

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* "Environmental activists slam Trump’s EPA:"

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* "Tragedy of ‘Time: The Kalief Browder Story’:"

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* "Muslim Marine Tayyib Rashid is offering to stand guard for Jewish cemeteries, synagogues in Chicago:" https://mic.com/articles/169952/this-muslim-marine-is-offering-to-stand-guard-for-jewish-cemeteries-synagogues-in-chicago?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.fe6E8oDDw

* "The Existence Of Trans Women Is Not Up For Debate, Period:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/the-existence-of-trans-women-is-not-up.html

* "Casa Ruby Vandalized:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/casa-ruby-vandalized.html

* I said this would be a marathon and not a sprint, but it's always harder living it than imagining it. The dismantling of the already inadequate protections on our civil rights and liberties has been relentless as well as an incredible amount of basic institutions we need to function in a modern society all in under two months. It's depressing to see so much progress roll back so quickly and the constant effort and vigilance required to resist is exhausting. I said back in November that we need artists and comedians and musicians too. This is why. When it is darkest, we must find and savor our moments of delight. I know this is an old song, with a loooong history in the labour movement particularly, but the sentiment it expresses seems to fit this struggle as well as it has so many in the past. Hang in there folks. Keep resitsing, but never forget to feed your heart an spirit too. "Joan Baez- Bread and Roses:"

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* "Can we please let historical women be historical?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158350364122/can-we-please-let-historical-women-be-historical

* "Fascinating Aida - The Market:"

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* "Fascinating Aïda's post-Brexit song - So Sorry Scotland:"

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* I'm likely a hundred under on bills this month, but housing is safe until Fall.

* Where was I Monday? Squirrel and I had a thing we needed to go too, and I was so tired when I got back, I just ate and went to bed. Apologies for the radio silence.

* "No Marvel, You Can't Retcon HYDRA from Nazism and Expect Us to Buy It:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/no-marvel-you-cant-retcon-hydra-from-nazism/

* "The Walking Dead, Season Seven, Episode Thirteen: Bury me Here:" www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/03/the-walking-dead-season-seven-episode_13.html

* This really appeals to my sense of camp. "Ken Day Come-Ons: The Squelching:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/3/13/ken-day-come-ons-the-squelching.html

* "Sunday Sweets: 10 Kids' Cakes The Adults Will Want, Too:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/3/12/sunday-sweets-10-kids-cakes-the-adults-will-want-too.html

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

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

* 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)
* Chile is burning. The Embassy page has a list of charities if you are inclined to help: https://cl.usembassy.gov/u-s-government-assists-fight-chilean-forest-fires/

* The pressure is working. Keep applying it. "Trump, weak under pressure, caves; wall's future uncertain:"

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* "Trump ignores shameful holocaust lessons with refugee ban:"

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* "Trump sparks anger with misguided refugee ban:"

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* "Trump’s flashy executive actions could run aground:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trumps-flashy-executive-actions-could-run-aground-234200

* This only helps airport detainees and legal residents in transit. "Judge blocks deportation of detainees over Trump refugee order:" http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/316714-federal-judge-blocks-trump-immigration-ban-nationwide

* Tw: Rape. The judge insisted that raping a disabled child is not a sex crime in Idaho and the use of the n-word etc. means it's somehow not a hate crime. "No Jail Time for White High School Football Player Who Raped Black Mentally Disabled Teammate with Hanger:" http://www.complex.com/life/2016/12/white-teenager-walks-free-after-verbally-sexually-assaulting-black-mentally-challenged-teammate-with-hanger

* "Study: Bisexual and rural LGBTQ people face highest rates of depression:" http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/12/study-bisexual-rural-lgbtq-people-face-highest-rates-depression/

* "Why Texas' SB 6 Is An Unjust Law:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/why-texas-sb-6-is-unjust-law.html

* "“Remember Me as a Revolutionary Communist”:" https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/12/leslie-feinberg-as-a-revolutionary-communist/

* Is it just me, or were the 1830's the worst 19th century fashion decade in the west, sort of like the 1970's were for the 20th?

* I disagree on the costume point. I assumed the limited wardrobe was Zilpha and her waste of skin husband being not as well off as they pretend but trying to look respectable. Clothes are expensive. It makes sense to buy three good dresses to keep up appearances and rotate them. "Taboo Teaches us that Marriage is a Bad Idea:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/taboo-teaches-us-marriage-bad-idea/

* According to my Star Wars calendar, January was Stormtrooper mointh; February is Princess Leia saying "Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope. It's like they knew.

* The increasingly Byzantine exegesis. "Black Sails Master Post:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/142320219370/black-sails-master-post

* Toby Schmitz wrote a comic about Anne and Jack's backstory! "Rackham's Razor: Read the New Black Sails Comic Book:" http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/01/24/see-the-new-black-sails-comic-book-rackhams-razor

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* He is doing this to a woman with breast cancer for spite. "Unprecedented: Trump Gives Obama's Ambassadors Eviction Notice:" http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/01/06/unprecedented-trump-gives-obamas-ambassadors-eviction-notice

* "Diving into the unthinkable cold truths of a nuclear war:" http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/12/diving-into-the-unthinkable-cold-truths-of-a-nuclear-war/

* Someone needs to explain to Donald Trump that there is a difference between complete capitulation to an enemy and becoming their puppet vs diplomacy that includes a better relationship with an enemy country. I know his instinct is towards the first, but it is disastrous.

* "Putin had ‘preference’ for Trump:"

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* "Planned Parenthood at risk amid ACA repeal threat:"

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* "Donald Trump vs. Nixon:"

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* The Republicans are so thrilled that they have doubled maternal mortality in Texas by denying women access to prenatal care that they are hoping to double the death rate for the rest of the country as part of their supposed "pro-life" agenda. Why does "pro-life" always seem to mean forcing women to die for someone else's religious beliefs? Real people are dying in the Republican War on women.

* "Meryl Streep Speech The Golden Globes 2017:"

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* "George Takei:'Welcome to the Resistance:" http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2016/12/21/george-takeiwelcome-resistance

* "How to Convince Someone When Facts Fail:" https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-convince-someone-when-facts-fail/

* "Rest In Power and Peace Jamie Lee:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/rest-in-power-and-peace-jamie-lee.html

* "Which Girl Do You Send To The Boys Bathroom?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/which-girl-do-you-send-to-boys-bathroom.html

* "Queen Elizabeth I’s long-lost skirt to go on display after being found on a church altar in Herefordshire:" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/07/queen-elizabeth-long-lost-skirt-found-church-altar-herefordshire/

* "The Late Show Presents: Trump And Cover:"

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* I spent the weekend dealing with normal physical inconveniences related to being ill and sorting out the mess importing lj to Dreamwidth made of my tags. I got rid of nearly 2000 tags to come in under the 1000 limit. It was exhausting in itself.

* "Sunday Sweets Goes Geek - Again!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/1/8/sunday-sweets-goes-geek-again.html

* It's not just me! "Sherlock Forgets What We Liked About It :" https://www.thefandomentals.com/sherlock-s04-e01/

* I wrote this elsewhere explaining why I didn't take to Downton Abbey and why Gosford park is world's better. I've said and written versions of this over the years, but I'm posting again, because seriously, go watch Gosford Park if you haven't. To be clear, acting, costumes, set design, attention to detail is brilliant for both, but Downton is fundamentally flawed on a writing level in my opinion.

Downton Abbey is fundamentally conservative. I did find the first season compelling anyway, but by second season it just made me want to go rewatch the brilliant Gosford Park instead. I think I bailed after three? Something like that, on the grounds that it was just a pretty soap opera with politics I didn't much like.

Julian Ffellows, the guy who made Downton was a consultant on Altman's Gosford, so the look and the period detail is similar, but Altman was deconstructing the country house murder story and the period stratified class system in a gay friendly, rooting for the downtrodden way. Mr. Ffellows is glamorizing the very class system Mr. Altman was tearing down with a tropey gay villain as the poison cherry on top.

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

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

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

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

* "A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support:" http://jezebel.com/a-list-of-pro-women-pro-immigrant-pro-earth-anti-big-1788752078?rev=1478710019591&utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Rural life didn’t create the Trump movement. Republicans did.:" http://www.ericgarland.co/2016/10/28/rural-life-didnt-create-trump-movement-republicans/

* "Donald Trump Is the First Demagogue of the Anthropocene:" http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/10/trump-the-first-demagogue-of-the-anthropocene/504134/

* "Trump supporter charged with voting twice in Iowa:" http://www.startribune.com/trump-supporter-charged-with-voting-twice-in-iowa/399155121/

* "Yes, American Democracy Could Break Down:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/10/trump-american-democracy-could-break-down-214383

* "Can A Popular Card Game Stop Donald Trump?:" https://sports.good.is/articles/cards-against-humanity-super-pac?utm_content=inf_11_81_2&utm_source=TSE&utm_medium=FB&utm_campaign=pd&tse_id=INF_400143e089a611e6b8701ffed6f76d8b

* "100 Years of Beauty - Episode 24: Argentina (Mariela):"

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* "100 Years of Zombie Evolution in Pop Culture:"

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* "Sunday Sweets Gets SPOOPY:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/10/30/sunday-sweets-gets-spoopy.html

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5:

- TW: Rape. Violations. Overbearing rapey telepaths isn't just a Betazioid thing, apparently. I really appreciate that they are treating this as rape, which it is. I rather wish they had not chosen to victimize Deanna Troi this particular way while making the violation of Riker and Crusher non-sexual. It's like the decision to put the actress in a different more sexualized uniform than the other women crewmen from the start. It's not even close the the first time she's been violated in one way or another. The writers tend to chose her for these sorts of attacks and I do not think it is an accident. The sexism has gotten a lot better by season five, but it's still there.

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* Hurricane Matthew has been catastrophic for the people of Haiti. 800 or more are dead and 60,000 or more displaced. Want to help?

Haitian local charities: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154561836757433&set=a.84340697432.97916.713622432&type=3&theater
Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/country-region/haiti
Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/disaster-relief?donationProdId=prod12750029&scode=RSG00000E017&gclid=COnZ5tmJys8CFRBEfgodzWoPXQ

* "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
gwydion: (Default)
* "ISIS loses credibility as it loses territory:"

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* "Trump oblivious to Russia's actions in Syria:"

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* "Will Trump ever 'stop whining?':"

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* "Source of 'Black Panther' hysteria hired by Trump campaign:"

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* Vote Down ticket! "Republicans May Block Any Of Clinton's Supreme Court Nominees, McCain Says:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-mccain-hillary-clinton-supreme-court_us_58050653e4b0162c043d4c9a

* "Trump triggers women's memories of sexual assault:"

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* "Trickle down economics is wrong, says IMF:" http://qz.com/429487/a-new-imf-study-debunks-trickle-down-economics/

* There can be only one! Actually, we have good mental health diversion here, so fingers crossed he gets proper evaluation and help. "Late-night sword fight on Bellingham street ends in cut to man’s hand, other arrested:" http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/crime/article109060507.html

* "Crinolinemania: The dangerous Victorian fashion garment that killed around 3,000 women:" https://m.thevintagenews.com/2016/07/18/crinolinemania-hazardous-victorian-fashion-garment-killed-around-3000-women-just-england-2/

* "Hidden Underpinnings: What Vintage Lingerie Tells Us About History:" http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/2016/10/hidden-underpinnings-vintage-lingerie-tells-us-history.html

* Every time I see him reaching for one of those children, I shudder. "Donald Trump Tries to Appeal to Black Children:"

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* Tonight there was a small birthday party. I got good chocolate and a tarot deck.

* The Last Tricker Treater is staring again: http://www.rhymes-with-witch.com/rww10172016.shtml

* ToS Rewatch:

- Arena. I actually forgot I was watching this one while I was watching it for a bit. Bones is hassling Spock about asking really good questions in the beginning of this one, like the exact questions they really should all be asking before they beam down, but only Spock had thoughts beyond his stomach and so they weren't prepared. Second Godlike alien in a row. I've lost track of how many per season. Sigh. Whence the lizard people and wherefore do they wander the galaxy murdering people? What happened to the lizard people after? Klingon, Romulans, etc. are part of the trek verse. I can't remember anything further about the Gorn, but it's possible I've forgotten.

*****

* Hurricane Matthew has been catastrophic for the people of Haiti. 800 or more are dead and 60,000 or more displaced. Want to help?

Haitian local charities: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154561836757433&set=a.84340697432.97916.713622432&type=3&theater
Doctors Without Borders: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/country-region/haiti
Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/disaster-relief?donationProdId=prod12750029&scode=RSG00000E017&gclid=COnZ5tmJys8CFRBEfgodzWoPXQ

* "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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* This is exactly how scary I think it is. "Trump's Assassination Dog Whistle Was Even Scarier Than You Think:" http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/trumps-assassination-dog-whistle-was-scarier-than-you-think-w433615

* "Amandla Stenberg Drops One Truth Bomb After Another in Recent Video:" https://mic.com/articles/144942/amandla-stenberg-drops-one-truth-bomb-after-another-in-recent-video?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.jbCwFLaLv

* "100 Years of Beauty - Episode 23: Hawaii (Misty):"

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* "100 Years of Beauty - Episode 22: Puerto Rico (Alex):"

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* It is my belief that Punk, Goth, and Metal were at one point all Xer responses to us all believing we'd never see 30 between the Plague, Nuclear War, and Environmental Destruction. Punk is a raging against the dying of the light. Goth is "If we're going to live in the ruins, we might as well enjoy the aesthetics and have a good time with what's left." Metal is "If the Apocalypse is coming, might as well be horseman." Of course, back in the beginning they were all blurred lines.

* The Racism and Sexism has been a serious issue in the coverage o the Olympics this year. In my opinion it has always been a problem with the coverage and I've been complaining about things like body shaming female athletes and creepy racism in particularly opening ceremonies, but often just in general for as long as I can remember. I was really pleased that this year the rest of the country seems to finally be fed up with it.

One of the many reasons I've come to quietly loathe the male Equestrian commentator is that he is a man that looks at an athlete in her early thirty, clearly a grown woman, and calls her "girl." The thing is that I would be more more lenient with this sort of thing if they were talking about a fifteen year old gymnast, because that is a gray line, but you know what? I can't remember any of the Gymnastics commentators making that slip as they scrupulously called the women "athletes" on every occasion I can remember, which got me thinking about how much progress there has been in my lifetime in the area of Gymnastics commentators. See, it used to be gymnastics and figure skating commentators were the worst most sexist pieces of shit covering the Olympics. (I hated Dick Button with a passion over his cruel comments about the bodies of teenaged girls and was over joyed when he finally retired. Fuck you, Dick Button!) I still remember my fury listening to them relentlessly body shame Mary Lou Retton for having a muscular athletic body instead of looking skinny and pre-pubescent. A lot of world class gymnasts have developed dangerous eating disorders because of the pressure involved in trying to do one of the hardest sports in the world while under pressure to look delicate and frail. It has done irreparable harm to the athletes themselves and to all the little girls watching who wanted to be like Nadia or Mary Lou or Kerry or Gabby. It is already a cannibal sport that chews up bodies and spits them out damaged. We don't need adult men verbally obsessing over young girl's bodies and trying to make them feel like shit on top of that.

But this year was different. For all the shitty sexist things going on with the NBC commentary, gymnastics was... not perfect, but a damned sight better. There are still issues around age and weight, but every single comment I heard about the girl's bodies was either 1. The same sort of list of ACL injuries, illnesses, and the like they had for the male gymnasts, which is totally fair and pertinent to performance, or 2. Directly related to how some apparatus are a little easier or harder for people who are shorter or taller. They don't do this with the men, so I'd like to wave good bye to this, but I'm not sure I can convey to someone who can't remember how bad it was how much progress this represents.

There was horrible racist shit on the internet including from other gymnasts aimed at Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles,(I am really furious about the treatment of Ms. Douglas particularly), but not once did I catch the commentator's pulling out the racist unwoman meme or body shaming Simone the way they used to attack Mary Lou. I realize this is an incredibly low fucking bar, but it took most of my life time to get there and the rest of the NBC commentators don't seem to have gotten the memo, despite us being well into the twenty first century. Again, not perfect, especially around Gabby Douglas, Oksana Chusovitina, and a couple of the Chinese gymnasts, but I see a strong upward trend and I'd love the commentators in other sports to step up their game.

* Synchronized swimming is beautiful an I love that it exists, but at the same time, it is a very weird activity if you think about it. I mean, imagine being the first one to think, "Hey, why don't you and I hold our breathes a really long time underwater upside down while frantically waving our legs about in unison. Then after a bit I will throw you through the air without touching bottom."

* I also love that rhythmic gymnastics is a Thing. If they broadcast it, I would watch it every year the way I do figure skating. I suppose it's no surprise to anyone that watching ballet with props is one one of my favorite things about summer Olympics.

* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since sandy. Want to help? http://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/148963870683/the-lonely-one96-almalexiaslouisiana-is

* California is now an official disaster due to out of control fire made worse by the drought. 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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* There have been a series of bomb and arson attacks on the tourist areas in Thailand. Yes, I've heard the speculation, and incline towards what local experts are saying over other theories, but I'd rather wait for confirmation before venturing an opinion. Here is BBC coverage if you want details: "Thailand tourism: Arrests made over bomb attacks in Hua Hin resort:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37063637

* "Trump vs. local paint store:"

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* "Trump's last ten:"

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* "The 2016 fever swamps:"

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* "Trump, losing in Pennsylvania, develops 'cheating' excuse:"

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* Donald Trump is now calling for mass intimidation of voters in Pennsylvania.

* "Anti-gay Evangelical leaders hear plea for support from Trump:"

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* "Daily Beast potentially outs LGBT athletes in controversial Olympic Grindr hook-up article:" http://attitude.co.uk/daily-beast-potentially-outs-lgbt-athletes-in-controversial-olympic-grindr-hook-up-article/

* "Killing Geppetto: 7 Widespread Myths about 18th-Century Shoemaking:" http://makinghistorynow.com/2016/07/killing-geppetto-7-widespread-myths-about-18th-century-shoemaking/

* "#HashItOut with Franchesca Ramsey - Gabby Douglas's National Anthem Backlash:"

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* "Racism in the Baltimore Police Department:"

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* "Bad Optics on the Campaign Trail:"

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* "A Suspicious Police Shooting in Chicago-The Daily Show with Trevor Noah:"

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* "Turkey's New Ally & the Actual Founder of ISIS:"

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* I completely borked my left hip and leg trying to sleep in the one position my back injury allowed and so got very little quality sleep. I was feeling better in Thursday afternoon and went to bed, expecting to sleep all evening. I did get a few good hours of sleep, but was wakened by the unexpected arrival of Tavy's rescue humans and long time friends stopping by. We had a good dinner at the Szechuan place Skye and I used to love, and hung out. They did get a look at Tavy, but he didn't remember them enough to want to interact, alas. It was a good evening.

* I have become weirdly attached to French Eventing Rider Lt. Col. Thibaut Vallette. Karim is prettier, but Monsieur Vallette rode well and seems like he ought to be a character in a George Sand novel.

* "Alice Isn't Dead, A review of Alice Isn't Dead and why it is such an empowering representation of mental illness.:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/alice-isnt-dead/

* Bring tissues. Ballet Boy and his Uncle? Father?: Pt. 1: http://zenpencils.com/comic/kenrobinson/ Pt. 2: http://zenpencils.com/comic/chuck/ Pt. 3: http://zenpencils.com/comic/world/

* "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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* The Brexit cost the world economy 2 trillion dollars in one day. It cost the US economy 800 billion overnight.

* Brexit damage summary: http://glassphemy.tumblr.com/post/146462649414/somecunttookmyurl-somecunttookmyurl

* "A warning to Americans...:" http://mommapolitico.tumblr.com/post/146436089933/a-warning-to-americans

* "UK roots deep in 'United States of Europe':"

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* "Brexit threatens UK political integrity:"

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* "From Brexit to Trump?:"

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* "Trump reacts to Brexit:"

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* "Team Angry Cat:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/144148214955/team-angry-cat#notes

* "Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument:" http://www.npr.org/2016/06/24/483385747/obama-names-lgbt-landmark-as-national-monument

* "US military 'to lift transgender ban' - BBC News:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36628288

* "Here's One Brutal Truth Every Black Man Needs to Hear About Masculinity:" https://mic.com/articles/144618/here-s-one-brutal-truth-every-black-man-needs-to-hear-about-masculinity?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.Y46qtr2BB

* "A massive lake underneath Antarctic ice could be home to hidden life forms:" http://www.sciencealert.com/a-massive-lake-underneath-antarctic-ice-could-be-home-to-unique-undisturbed-life-forms

* "Art Collector: The Windsor Beauties are a famous collection of 11 paintings by Sir Peter Lely, painted in the early to mid-1660s.:" http://myartblogcollection.blogspot.ca/2015/08/the-windsor-beauties-are-famous.html

* "The Long Quest to Get Southerners to Stop Dueling:" http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-long-quest-to-get-southerners-to-stop-dueling?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page

* "Sunday Sweets: Pretty Little Things:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/6/26/sunday-sweets-pretty-little-things.html

* Oh man, I cried my eyes out watching Suited. Between the non-binary people and the trans boy getting a Bar Mitzvah suit, I completely lost it. I wish this was something my mother and I could have done together. It’s something we talked about, but she died before it could be done. The Bindle and Keep people seem wonderful. I wept all over again for the guy from Georgia when he got his suit and for the lady lawyer.

* "Game of Nonsense, Week Nine: Why Are the Starks So Determined to Get People Killed?:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/game-thrones-week-nine-starks-determined-get-people-killed/

* "Harry Potter and the Reread Project: Murder, Monsters, Mystery.:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/harry-potter-reread-project-murder-monsters-mystery/

* I just had a horrifying thought: What happens to the caretakers at the Overlook hotel the year after the Torrances were caretakers? The Hotel would presumably still be open again in Spring and the next Winter there would be a need for a caretaker.

* 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

* "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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* The Brexit cost the world economy 2 trillion dollars today. It cost the US economy 800 billion today.

* "A warning to Americans...:" http://mommapolitico.tumblr.com/post/146436089933/a-warning-to-americans

* "UK roots deep in 'United States of Europe':"

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* "Brexit threatens UK political integrity:"

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* "From Brexit to Trump?:"

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* "Trump reacts to Brexit:"

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* "Team Angry Cat:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/144148214955/team-angry-cat#notes

* "Obama Names LGBT Landmark As National Monument:" http://www.npr.org/2016/06/24/483385747/obama-names-lgbt-landmark-as-national-monument

* "US military 'to lift transgender ban' - BBC News:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36628288

* "Art Collector: The Windsor Beauties are a famous collection of 11 paintings by Sir Peter Lely, painted in the early to mid-1660s.:" http://myartblogcollection.blogspot.ca/2015/08/the-windsor-beauties-are-famous.html

* "The Long Quest to Get Southerners to Stop Dueling:" http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-long-quest-to-get-southerners-to-stop-dueling?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=atlas-page

* "Game of Nonsense, Week Nine: Why Are the Starks So Determined to Get People Killed?:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/game-thrones-week-nine-starks-determined-get-people-killed/

* "Harry Potter and the Reread Project: Murder, Monsters, Mystery.:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/harry-potter-reread-project-murder-monsters-mystery/

* I just had a horrifying thought: What happens to the caretakers at the Overlook hotel the year after the Torrances were caretakers? The Hotel would presumably still be open again in Spring and the next Winter there would be a need for a caretaker.

* 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

* "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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* "Brexit: David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-36615028

* Well fuck. The human rights situation is bad enough in the UK. I am horrified as to what will happen with the EU human rights standards lifted.

* "The 'Avon ladies' of Pakistan selling contraception door to door:" http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2016/jun/01/the-avon-ladies-of-pakistan-selling-contraception-door-to-door

* "Trump skips politics on Scotland trip (probably a good idea):"

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* "Bundy militia bro charged with trying to detonate a bomb at a government facility in Arizona:" http://www.rawstory.com/2016/06/bundy-militia-bro-charged-with-trying-to-detonate-a-bomb-at-a-government-facility-in-arizona/

* "Short-handed Supreme Court dysfunction deepens:"

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* So unreasonable search and leisure is no longer barred by the Constitution because conservatives don't believe in the forth Amendment. "Supreme Court Says Police May Use Evidence Found After Illegal Stops:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/us/supreme-court-says-police-may-use-evidence-found-after-illegal-stops.html?_r=1

* It looks like the driver in the Freddie Gray case just got away with murder.

* "#BlackLivesMatter Activist: Oakland Needs to Name the "Predatory" Cops Who Raped & Trafficked Girl:" http://www.democracynow.org/2016/6/21/blacklivesmatter_activist_oakland_needs_to_name

* "What We've Failed To Learn About Mass Shootings Fueled By Hate:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/what-weve-failed-to-learn-about-mass-shootings-fueled-by-hate_us_5762b890e4b09c926cfe5e59

* "House Dems vow to keep fighting for gun vote:"

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* "This Is the Transgender Bathroom Ad Campaign America's Been Waiting For:" https://mic.com/articles/146955/this-is-the-transgender-bathroom-ad-camapign-america-s-been-waiting-for?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.4Wet9xdfC

* "'Suited' Takes You Into the World of LGBTQ-Friendly Bespoke Suits:" https://mic.com/articles/146454/new-hbo-documentary-suited-takes-viewers-into-the-world-of-lgbtq-friendly-bespoke-suits?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social#.LPjZ3BvhP

* "Poverty Is Literally Making People Sick Because They Can't Afford Food:" http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/poverty-is-literally-making-people-sick-because-they-cant-afford-food/283032/

* "Art Collector: The Hampton Court Beauties are a series of 8 portraits by Sir Godfrey Kneller, depicting the most glamorous ladies from the court of William III.:" http://myartblogcollection.blogspot.de/2015/08/the-hampton-court-beauties-are-series.html

* "House passes Civil Rights Act, June 18, 1957:" http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/this-day-in-politics-june-18-224190

* "Who Dis? - Rep. Steve King Opposes the Harriet Tubman $20 Bill:"

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* "We Talked to a Psychologist About How to Explain Donald Trump to Your Kids:" https://mic.com/articles/146830/this-hilarious-children-s-book-perfectly-illustrates-how-to-explain-trump-to-kids?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.9TV4Y3hJW

* 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

* "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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* Reminder: Congressional Republicans are claiming that the need to repeal a law protecting investors by requiring financial advisors to act in client's best interests and renaming some post offices is so pressing they can't waste time to save lives by voting on gun safety legislation.

* Congressman Lewis is a National Treasure. May he live long and his works prosper. Props also to Congresswoman Clark for pushing so hard for the sit in.

* "Rep John Lewis: The time for silence is over:"

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* "There are sometimes moments when the House goes crazy:"

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* "Three years into the water crisis:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/146340434407/three-years-into-the-water-crisis

* "This Was Never Supposed to Happen To You:" https://storify.com/fuzzlaw/this-was-never-supposed-to-happen-to-you

* "“I didn’t mean to” doesn’t count for much in some societies:" http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2016/04/i-didnt-mean-to-doesnt-count-for-much-in-some-societies/

* "Women and All Their Fake Free Time:" https://www.newamerica.org/weekly/edition-126/women-and-all-their-fake-free-time/

* The 17th century Sodomy Trail of Captain Edward Rigby: http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/145803446362/beatrice3030-on-the-subject-of-historical

* "An Ominous Start to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics:"

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* "The Army Corps of Engineers' Iron Triangle:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - Donald Trump's Financial Woes:"

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* An interesting thing on the Nelson's friends who may have partially inspired the Black Sails Hamiltons and Baroque vs Rococo fashion: https://www.tumblr.com/reblog/145611068642/w95YO8kX/?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Fsagestreet.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F145611068642%2F1-hey-so-recently-someone-pointed-out-that

* Attn: Greenwick. "YMCA but instead of young man they say comrade and YMCA is USSR:" http://sodiumflare.tumblr.com/post/146337041770/wrotemyown-just-communist-things

* 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

* "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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* "One Horrifying Quote From the Brock Turner Case Shows Rape Culture Is Alive and Well:" https://mic.com/articles/145470/one-horrifying-quote-from-the-brock-turner-case-shows-rape-culture-is-alive-and-well?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.kQV5Thsce

* "Woman With Dwarfism Shares the "Gift of Being Different" in Powerful Video:" https://mic.com/articles/145442/woman-with-dwarfism-shares-the-gift-of-being-different-in-powerful-video?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.bUrJR591E

* I hate that this is a thing that still needs saying in the 21st century: It is incredibly dehumanizing to call a human being "it." Don't do it. I've written a lot about the way that pronoun gets used against trans people, often as a prelude to physical violence. Please, please, please don't use "it" to describe anybody. Don't use "it" for people with physical differences. Don't use "it" for people with gender expressions different than you. Don't use "it" for people with intellectual differences. Never use "it" to describe a human being. Don't be that asshole. Calling people "it" hurts people, poisons the culture, and emboldens discrimination, violence, and murder.

* "Young Black boys confidently salute their hero, Muhammad Ali - "Get Used to Me!":"

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* "On correct homeric assignations:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/145218753002/on-correct-homeric-assignations

* It’s funny, I don’t see most of the wigs as silly as I’m used to them as part of period fashion, but I always thought of Richard Guthrie’s as “That dead rat on his head,” which is as it should be character wise. "Now, about those wigs… :" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/145327827567/now-about-those-wigs

* Me watching Game of Thrones earlier in the season: That was a criminal waste of Alexander Siddig. Me watching last weeks episode: That was a criminal waste of Richard E. Grant. Me watching last night's episode: That was criminal waste of Ian McShane. Sigh. I did like Lynna Mormont and they had some nice moments, but I am so furious and disgusted by some other things, particularly the mess they made of the Iron islands, that it's hard to enjoy anything.

* "Sunday Sweets Gets A Case Of The Butterflies:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/6/5/sunday-sweets-gets-a-case-of-the-butterflies.html

* "MCU Later: Why The Marvel Cinematic Universe Is Falling Apart:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/mcu-later-marvel-cinematic-universe-falling-apart/

* Zimbabwe has joined Ethiopia in disaster level drought People and animals are dying. Want to help? https://www.wfp.org/help

* "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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* "The rise and fall of Trump University:"

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* "Veteran: I am not Donald Trump's prop:"

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* "In weird twist, Clinton features pranksters in new ad:"

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* "Father who had daughter marry her rapist sentenced to jail:" http://bigstory.ap.org/article/4fe38d09aaad4a8c98f73b3d4af9a5f2/idaho-father-takes-pregnant-teen-daughter-marry-rapist

* "Machine Bias: There’s Software Used Across the Country to Predict Future Criminals. And it’s Biased Against Blacks.:" https://www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing

* "Buying Coffee Every Day Isn’t Why You’re in Debt:" http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_united_states_of_debt/2016/05/the_latte_is_a_lie_and_buying_coffee_has_nothing_to_do_with_debt_an_excerpt.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_bot

* "How Tuberculosis Shaped Victorian Fashion:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-tuberculosis-shaped-victorian-fashion-180959029/?no-ist

* Time is funny when one ages. Tonight, I was watching a film I saw only one other time. The tape was rented from a video store that has gone the way of video rental places generally. The tape itself is likely in a land fill. The bed we were lying in still exists. Squirrel sleeps in it now. The building his tiny apartment was in has been demolished. The man that was beside me is now ashes. I can still remember the scent of the apartment and the chill over that winter break, and the video game we took turns playing on his computer that month, and the plot I was running in my table top game as a vacation filler for the half of the party still in town.... At least the film aged well.

* "The problem with the MCU’s Wanda Maximoff:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/145295617042/queerhawkeye-the-problem-with-the-mcus-wanda

* "Game of Thrones Season 6, Episode 6: Where are they now:" http://imgur.com/a/9DahP

* "Guy with Tape on His Face Performs Hilariously Odd Mime Act on 'America's Got Talent':" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/06/guy-with-tape-on-his-face-performs.html

* Zimbabwe has joined Ethiopia in disaster level drought People and animals are dying. Want to help? https://www.wfp.org/help

* "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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