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* I am not and have never been a fan of the house of Hanover/Windsor, am no fan of monarchy, and I side eye modern royals just generally, but I do honestly appreciate Prince Harry talking about seeking psychiatric help for dealing with his grief at the loss of his mother, because any fucking thing we can do to destigmatize getting psychiatric help is important.

* "Scotland just generated enough renewable energy to power itself for six days:" http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/scotland-renewable-wind-energy-power-electricity-three-million-homes-118-per-cent-of-households-a7855846.html

* "'Unprecedented' outbreak of dengue fever plagues Sri Lanka:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/25/health/sri-lanka-dengue-fever/index.html

* "Rola Hallam - How CanDo Is Responding to the Health Care Crisis in Syria - Extended Interview:"

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* "Trump boy scout Jamboree speech angers parents:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40715185

* "The 29 most cringe-worthy lines from Donald Trump's hyper-political speech to the Boy Scouts:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/25/politics/donald-trump-boy-scouts-speech/index.html

* It’s not over and the ruling is not all bad. Do not deregister. We need to vote these people out. "U.S. judge allows Trump election commission to seek voting data:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-vote-idUSKBN1A92HX

* "Trump's faint praise for Sessions: 'Time will tell':" http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-rips-jeff-sessions-being-very-weak-clinton-leakers-n786211

* "AP sources: Trump speaks to advisers about firing Sessions:" https://www.apnews.com/966ae4f389064b2b90d84b03d260730e/AP-sources:-Trump-speaks-to-advisers-about-firing-Sessions

* "Jeff Sessions Is Growing ‘Pissed’ at Trump, His Allies Say. And He Doesn’t Plan to Quit.:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/jeff-sessions-is-growing-pissed-at-trump-his-allies-say-and-he-doesnt-plan-to-quit

* "Top Senate Democrat warns Trump over replacing Sessions to derail Russia probe:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-sessions-schumer-idUSKBN1AA25P

* "Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/24/jared-kushner-new-york-russia-money-laundering

* "What's dangerous about a compromised person in public office:"

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* Contains Ableist and fat shaming language as well as the original death threat. "Sen. Reed on hot mic: I think Trump is crazy:"

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* "Warren: It's up to us to say 'no deal' on GOP health/tax plan:"

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* "Democrats fight for time and transparency on gop health/tax bill:"

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* John McCain's words were very pretty, but it's his actions that count.

* "What’s next for the Senate Republicans’ effort to repeal Obamacare, in one flowchart:" https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/24/16019984/obamacare-repeal-republican-flow-chart

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* Police picked a random house and shot an innocent unarmed upstanding citizen through the door without warning, then lied that they could somehow see that he had a gun through the opaque closed door even though they didn't, then lied that they shouted warning that he should drop the gun they decided to pretend he was holding. The entirely innocent victim was Latino, so want to bet what's going to happen to the men who decided to assassinate him for no reason then lie on a police report? "Officers kill man with no active warrants at wrong house:" http://m.wmctv.com/wmctv/db_401748/contentdetail.htm?full=true&contentguid=AUdiWnEV&pn=&ps=#display

* The Dyke March is even more horrible than previously thought. Turns out they aren't just proudly antisemetic but they hate the very people the march is named after: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163447550187/brigdh-alogicals-so-let-me-get-this-straight

* "Senators Don't Know What's In The Healthcare Plan They Passed:"

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* "The GOP Brings the Dead Health Care Bill Back to Life:"

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* "Stephen Warns Trump About The Dangers Of Self-Pardoning:"

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* "Stephen Introduces His Anthony Scaramucci Impression:"

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* "Trump Really Puts The 'Fraud' In Voter Fraud Commission:"

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* "Donald Jr.'s Meeting Looked An Awful Lot Like 'Ocean's Eleven':"

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* "Weren't We Done With This? - Trump's Travel Ban & Another Bathroom Bill:"

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* When I went out before dawn to take back some library to the time traveling book drop, the breeze was so soft and fresh off the bay that it filled me with delight. As it turns out on returning, I discovered one can smell our lilies out in the hall, but I figure it's more pleasant than the usual mix of pot smoke and other people's nasty cooking.

* The first pinks opened yesterday, but it was one on each spray. Luckily the branch mates opened at dawn, so here are the first four. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163446414057/the-first-pinks-opened-yesterday-but-it-was-one

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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/

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

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here:
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* The Rainbow Road and other ways to help Gay Refugees: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160470723507/the-rainbow-railroad-is-helping-gay-men-escape

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

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

* 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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* Protesters win! "Poland's President Duda vetoes judicial reforms after protests:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40703909

* Congratulations to all the protesters in Poland who saved the independent judiciary in their country by refusing to be silenced.

* They decided that even though it would be cheaper to give elderly citizens enough to live on, it makes better sense to force them into crime and imprison them at great expense. Sound at all familiar? "No country for old men: Japan’s elderly inmates prefer jail:" http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/862362/no-country-for-old-men-japans-elderly-inmates-prefer-jail

* "What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About:" http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/07/22/538088825/what-really-happened-at-that-robotics-competition-youve-heard-so-much-about

* "Trump calls AG Sessions 'beleaguered' in tweet:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/24/politics/donald-trump-jeff-sessions-beleaguered/index.html

* "Trump ponders Rudy Giuliani for attorney general:" https://www.axios.com/exclusive-trump-ponders-rudy-giuliani-for-attorney-general-2464579234.html

* "A chill from the White House reaches State Department:" http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/23/politics/ip-forecast-white-house-shakeup-sec-of-state/index.html

* "Scaramucci: Trump still doesn't accept intelligence conclusion on Russia:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/23/politics/anthony-scaramucci-donald-trump/index.html

* "Scaramucci on WH leakers: "They're going to get fired":" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/scaramucci-on-white-house-leakers-theyre-going-to-get-fired/

* "Scaramucci to Sarah Sanders: Use Hair and Makeup Person From Friday’s Briefing—Seriously:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/scaramucci-to-sarah-sanders-use-hair-and-makeup-person-from-fridays-briefingseriously

* The latest attack on health care for working and middle class health care for the benefit of the rich is scheduled for Tuesday 7/25. If you have a Republican Senator, Please cal to complain.

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* Congressman Blake Farenthold literally wants to shoot Senators Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Shelly Moore Capito because they aren’t willing to kill large numbers of constituents for the sake of a tax cut cut for the rich. Yet oddly enough he doesn’t say the same about male senators like Heller, Lee, or Paul. It’s almost as if he is singling out women for murder for some reason. "Republican blames women senators for 'repugnant' health bill woes:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40711882

* "Postmodern Jukebox - Black Hole Sun - Vintage Soundgarden Cover ft. Haley Reinhart:"

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* I did eventually get the lilies settled on the altar last night, despite tavy having broken the only vase heavy enough for my triffid lilies. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163365933077/i-did-eventually-get-the-lilies-settled-on-the

Today I discovered three more lily sprays ready for harvest, so I braved the step ladder in hopes of finding a vase I was pretty sure Tavy hadn't broken that I could modify for triffid lilies. I found it, but also a strange vase someone must have given me at some point and I promptly forgot that is of ideal size and weight for lilies! http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163386490977/today-i-discovered-three-more-lily-sprays-ready

* "Game of Thrones: Season 7 Episode 2:" http://imgur.com/a/mfCyy#Xe4UZGG

* GoT: I had this one weird moment where I was all Billy Bones is looking a lot bet... oh right, it's Game of Thrones, not Black Sails.

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

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

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: 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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* "Ron Perlman talks Trump speech patterns:"

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* "Trump’s voter fraud panel holds first public meeting:"

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* "Lee calls Ryan ‘autocratic’ over war authorization amendment...:"

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* This terrifies me. "When conservative news devolves into right-wing propaganda:"

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* "NRA ad suggests journalists are more dangerous than every NRA member combined:" https://mic.com/articles/182393/the-nra-releases-another-horrifying-ad-this-time-threatening-journalists-and-politicians#.WjGa0RaAB

* "IBM's Message To Its Employees:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/ibms-message-to-its-employees.html

* "Dee Whigham Killer Sentenced To 40 Years:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/dee-whigham-killer-sentenced-to-40-years.html

* "Cosplaying Sistahs Exist At Comic Con:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/cosplaying-sistahs-exist-at-comic-con.html

* They are planning to vote gender essentialism into Federal Law, stripping Trans People of Civil Rights protections in all jurisdictions throughout the country. "H.B. 2796:" https://genderidentitywatch.com/2017/07/17/h-b-2796-usa/

* "World Cinema - Part 1: Crash Course Film History #14:"

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* "How Norway Avoided Becoming a Fascist State:" http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/science/how-norway-avoided-becoming-a-fascist-state-20170216

* "Artifacts suggest humans arrived in Australia earlier than thought:" https://phys.org/news/2017-07-artifacts-humans-australia-earlier-thought.html

* "Zeidwig – The Gong Show:"

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* "Intrepid Dance – The Gong Show:"

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* Internet, multiple people have been asking me for book reccies and I am failing miserably at thinking of things they haven't already read. I'm looking for recommendations with either a strong woman protagonist with women friends (avoid not like other girls trope) and/or LGBTQIA protagonist in the fantasy and/or historical fiction genres, with no major character deaths an a happy ending. I am excellent at the first half, but my taste runs dark and I can't top of my head find sufficient happy endings. Diverse cast a plus.

Help me out folks! Help me find awesome new books to read and share!

* First full branch of white lilies harvested this season. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163353867412/first-full-branch-of-white-lilies-harvested-this

* "Aspic aspirations - is savoury jelly worth reviving?:" https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2010/apr/30/aspic

* "Superhero Sweets For SDCC:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/7/23/superhero-sweets-for-sdcc.html

* On Marvel Deciding to make Supergirl a NAZI: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/163354710181/polymathic-polyphony-murdershegoat

* Kinky Medieval Art: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163324702127/wolvesdreamofnewdays-thoodleoo-this-is

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

- Relics. The return of Montgomery Scott. This one was incredibly exciting when it was new, and at the same time as heartbreaking as Spock's father's dementia, though the ending is so much more upbeat.

- Schism. Data's infamous cat poem. I know the whole Riker can't sleep/sensor glitch thing is the main plot, but let's face it, Data's struggle with poetry is very relateable and the interesting bit of the episode, until it starts getting creepy round about Worf at the Barber. Side note: How can anyone sleep in that position? No wonder Riker is having trouble even absent the McGuffin. This episode really does an excellent job of creating a spooky atmosphere even with the way the enterprise looks and the holodeck scene is really effective.

- True Q. Environmental commentary is unfortunately completely on point here in the 21st century. Poor young Q. Horrible usual Q.

- Rascals. I have so many questions about how this transportaer accident worked. Why is Picard the oldest child when Guinan is the dramatically older adult, for example? Why did their clothes shrink? Like the people got younger, and smaller is a side effect of that, but why does making clothes younger make them child sized instead of, say reducing them to component parts? Look, this is a fun episode and I really enjoy this sort of character exploration, but I can't help pick at the illogic. How can I not enjoy Mini-Picard? The mini-Guinan/Ro interaction? The flagrant swashbuckling?

I continue to give no fucks about the O'Brien marriage. I also think it's way too early to have serious conversations about long term what to do if she's stuck twelve. Fuck's sake, give it a little time to figure out if it's temp or if it's longer term! Yes, figure out who is sleeping where tonight because otherwise eeeew; yes comfort because what happened is genuinely scary and pull the rug out from under you fuck with your head, but why invite pointless drama over long term results of something that could be fixable soon? Deal with now, now, and save long term planning for when you have a prognosis. Of course, this is why a lot of conventional relationships in media are boring and unpleasant. I am not conflict avoidant in real life, but my RL relationship style is to have serious conversations as needed but not to make drama for the fun of getting angry at each other. It always seemed to me that the O'Brian marriage is about escalating situations that call for calm discussion and negotiation. I just... ugh.

There are so many nice little moments in here, like mini-Picard enjoying his hair, Riker using technobabble as a weapon, and the bed Jumping. Seriously, season six is comparatively well written despite it's flaws. I love how good Guinan is at this and how clever. I love how Picard mini-Picard is. I love them using the appearance of childhood including the undignified Picard tantrum.

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

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

* Distressed by the anti-gay genocide in Chechnya and the anti-gay laws in Russia? Donate here: 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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* "Thailand convicts traffickers after 2015 mass graves discovery:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/thailand-convicts-dozens-of-traffickers-after-mass-graves-discovery

* 45 is responding to Iran upholding their half of the treaty by punishing them with sanctions. "US announces new sanctions targeting Iran:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/18/politics/iran-sanctions-announced/index.html

* "Trump, Putin held a second, undisclosed meeting at G20 summit:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-putin-idUSKBN1A32H5

* "Schiff: Trump one-on-one with Putin is 'risky':"

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* "Former Government Ethics Director Shaub: Trump setting wrong tone:"

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* 45 is threatening to fire Mueller on the grounds that he is inexplicably doing his job.

* "Supreme Court Allows 'Grandparent' Exemption To Trump Travel Ban:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/19/538115295/supreme-court-upholds-grandparent-exemption-to-trump-travel-ban

* "U.S. Military’s Space in Trump Tower Costs $130,000 a Month:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-militarys-space-in-trump-tower-costs-130-000-a-month-1500428508

* "Police just got more power to seize peoples' property:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jeff-sessions-removes-restrictions-controversial-police-seizures-n784476

Remember in some states, the police act as literal highwaymen, stopping cars and robbing the occupants of any cash on them on the grounds that even though there is no evidence of a crime, the mere possession of money proves guilt and therefore entitles police to take what they like to fund their departments from innocent people who have not been charged with anything.

* "Over 20 members of Congress ask the FBI to review Ivanka Trump’s security clearance:" https://www.yahoo.com/news/20-members-congress-ask-fbi-review-ivanka-trumps-security-clearance-061759951.html

* "Resignation watch: Trump lashes Sessions, Justice officials:"

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* "Trump, feeling heat, attacks Justice Department independence:"

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* "Trump: I wouldn’t have hired Sessions if I knew he’d recuse:"

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* Sen John McCain has a brain tumor. Look, I did not want him to be President for a host of reasons and I don't agree with him on a wide variety of things, but I genuinely wish him well in this. Brain tumors are horrible and no one deserves one.

* Remember how I said we need to keep the pressure on against ACA Repeal? The proposed full repeal steals health care from 32 million. They decided not to tell Susan Collins they were having the meeting. Keep Resisting.

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* "Senate 'repeal only' bill would leave 32 million more uninsured, CBO says:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/19/cbo-score-senate-obamacare-repeal-240730

* "Terry McAuliffe - Defending Virginians Against the Trump Administration:"

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* "Trans 'Glee' Actor Charice Changes Name to Jake Zyrus:" http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/transgender-glee-actor-charice-changes-name-to-jake-zyrus-w489294

* "The World's Newest Major Religion: No Religion:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160422-atheism-agnostic-secular-nones-rising-religion/

* I do not approve of her ableist language, but really the footage is worth putting up with it. "Louie Gohmert’s Freestyle History Lesson:"

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* "Trump’s Voter “Integrity” Commission:"

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* "How Trump Ended Up in Bed with Russia:"

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* "Play 'Mystery Guy' And Find Out Who Colluded With Donald Jr.:"

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* "Keegan-Michael Key Brings Luther, Obama's Anger Translator, Out Of Retirement:"

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* White Lilies blooming and the last Goth Lily. Between the lilies, tomato leaf, basil, and the carnations, the patio smells amazing! http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163195082487/white-lilies-blooming-and-the-last-goth-lily

* With what was left after the tow of the original car repair money and yesterday's donations, we are about halfway to the goal of $530.00 to fix the car.

Want to help? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* I keep thinking I'm improving with this stupid infection, and then one of the symptoms will resurge. This whole week would have been much more manageable with half the nausea.

* "Blood in Her Veins (Jane Yellowrock short stories) by Faith Hunter:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/blood-in-her-veins-jane-yellowrock.html

* Snerk. "Plant Genitals!:" http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2594

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "‘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)
* "Beyond the Burkini in France - States of Undress:" https://video.vice.com/en_ca/video/beyond-the-burkini-in-france/5942f5662c541ff967c74988

* "44 states won't give some voter info to panel:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/03/politics/kris-kobach-letter-voter-fraud-commission-information/index.html

* "Packing Heat in Heels: STATES OF UNDRESS:"

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* "Who Is Causing All the Fires in San Francisco?:" http://www.gq.com/story/san-francisco-is-burning

* "Number 15 - Rest In Power and Peace, Ebony Morgan:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/number-15-rest-in-power-and-peace-ebony.html

* "RIP Aleshia Brevard:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/rip-aleshia-brevard.html

* "We are People:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/we-are-people.html

* "Thai Transgender Beauty Pageant - States of Undress:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/states-of-undress-thai-transgender-beauty-pageant/5942f88aa15cbf6c5254a241

* Hence my preference for small heirlooms over massive tasteless beefcakes. "The Quest to Return Tomatoes to Their Full-Flavored Glory:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/geneticists-quest-return-tomatoes-full-flavored-glory-180961933/

* These are from Bright Stream, a Ballet Stalin banned for being "perverted." https://www.instagram.com/p/BWBZuVOFxQq/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BWBJcQ8BPWc/

* "Sinclair Broadcast Group: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* Monday we had a picnic at the lake. It had cooled off a little, so wasn't as crowded at all. We got close shade parking. I waded in up to my armpits and another person went with me, but it was slightly too chilly to actually swim. I was an excellent potluck picnic with fruit and snack and conversation. We saw an adolescent rabbit, an interesting bird, and lots of well behaved dogs. After, I dropped two people off, and two of us did some errands, including mailing out ebays, so that is a load off my mind. It was a good day.

* For the record the free Tom's of Maine Cinamint Myrrh and Propolis toothpaste is working out. It is the gentlest, smoothest toothpaste I've ever encountered. It is strongly cinnamon dominant and the mint component is safe. While I am not entirely fond of the way the mint and I'm thinking myrrh interact, it's mild annoyance compared to any flavour of Colgate or Sensadyne one can name, and I do enjoy cinnamon. It may still be worth checking out children's flavours, but if this is as good as it gets, I'm happy.

Just a reminder, if you contact Tom's with toothpaste questions, they will call you back to answer your question and send you a full sized tube to try. I know a lot of us are poor, so it might be worth checking if you want to sample one of their things before buying.

* The Goth lilies are blooming. For those of you who worry, those lilies are up on the altar. Tavy never goes up on the altar. I’m not convinced he could manage to even if he wanted, given his balance issues. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162605912752/the-goth-lilies-are-blooming-for-those-of-you

* I keep thinking about Every Heart a Doorway. I was, of course, one of those kids always looking for an exit one way or another. I kept looking long after I knew better. I tried everything kids in books tried. I keep thinking about Nancy's stillness and the way children can and can't disappear. I was a master at silence and stillness and making people forget I was there so I could disappear without being noticed, but my natural state was motion. Stillness and silence and motion were all tactics. Motion kept me safe at recess. You can't harm what you can't catch, but my ability to disappear was safety in so many other circumstances. I'd have hated Nancy's Underworld, for all I understand how it fit her.

Resonance wise? I am very clearly a Mortis sort of person, and belong to logic, though not high logic. I thought a long time about Wicked and Virtue and the thing in the book about Innocence. I think my resonance would have been virtue after all. Dark things can be virtuous for all people like to pretend they can't. I think about how I resisted and why I resisted and the way I resisted and and what I resisted and it was fundamentally about things like truth and integrity and honor on my side and Innocence died hard and early, what could Wickedness have wanted of me?

It was a brilliant book and the end was not what most people would have done, but it was the right thing. Props on representation as well.

* "Preacher, Season 2 Episode 2: Mumbai Spy Tower:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/preacher-season-2-episode-2-mumbai-spy.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)
* "Kushner hires prominent lawyer with extensive scandal experience:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* TOS Rewatch, Season 2:

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* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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* July 4 2017, 1pm
June 27 2017, 4AM
June 30 2017, 3am
June 29 2017, 4:30 pm

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Why are Democrats attacking Nancy Pelosi?:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Details cut for your pleasure: )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* The Republicans won in South Carolina and Georgia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "North Korea detains third U.S. citizen:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-usa-detainee-idUSKBN17P038

* "'Outsider candidates' in spotlight for upcoming French election:"

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* "Guest: Most French see Trump as a flake:"

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* "Rep. Ted Lieu trolls Trump’s immigration policy:"

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* "Trump real estate a potential means to pay money to a president:"

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* "Sessions, unlike Trump, says DREAMers are 'subject to being deported':" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/sessions-unlike-trump-dreamers-unauthorized-immigrants-subject-deported/story?id=46956350

* "New Trump hire resurrects corruption questions:"

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* "Dean on Jeff Sessions: I get the feeling it’s incompetence:"

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* "White House Still Pressing to Hold Obamacare Vote This Week:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-22/health-care-vote-likely-in-early-may-house-conservative-says

* "White House officials offer conflicting details of Trump tax plan:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/23/white-house-officials-offer-conflicting-details-of-trump-tax-plan/?utm_term=.3315575f659f

* "Thousands march for science!:"

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* "FOX boss made black workers arm wrestle for whites:"

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* "Marc Edwards - How to Address the U.S. Water Crisis in Flint and Beyond:"

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* "Dear parents, you are being lied to.:" https://violentmetaphors.com/2014/03/25/parents-you-are-being-lied-to/

* "Brown in Town - A West Texas Water Crisis:"

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* "French Elections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "A Farewell To Bill O'Reilly From Stephen Colbert And 'Stephen Colbert':"

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* "Bill O'Reilly's '98 Novel Is Rich With Foreshadowing:"

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* "The Steve Bannon Diaries:"

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* "Exclusive 'Alien' Trailer With Sigourney Weaver And Stephen Colbert:"

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* "Big Mama Thornton - Hound Dog - 1965:"

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* "Nina Simone: Mississippi Goddam:"

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* I was watching part of the Yves Saint Laurent biopic from a couple of years ago over lunch. It got to the scene where they were negotiating with the Americans via interpreters, and I wandered off into the kitchen to clean up lunch and change out a fly strip. I had this strange feeling of rightness, and then it dawned on me, I was half half listening in two languages while tidying up bowls and such. My parents' bilingual dinner parties, when we had house guests from from France. Soft simultaneous polite conversation. Everything right with the world for a little while at least.

* I just had my first boca burger greens and salad out of my own garden earlier. I haven't enough yet to do it again for a bit, but the garden is going most excellently.

Reminder: I'm getting my foot out patient thing done Tuesday, which may effect availability and temper.

* "Already irked fans threaten boycott over Marvel’s new Hydra campaign:" https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/secret-empire-hydra-shirts-marvel/?tu=gav

* The theme of Social Contract theory in Black Sails: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159923124987/your-latest-black-sails-meta-made-me-realize-that

* Steve Rogers, the Warsaw Ghetto, and fuck Marvel: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159918198527/bluefall-returns-phinarei

* "Sunday Sweets For April (Baby) Showers:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/4/23/sunday-sweets-for-april-baby-showers.html

* NWS: nudes. "Normal Moments In Art History With No Murder" http://the-toast.net/2014/06/16/fine-normal-moments-art-history-one-get-murdered/

* "The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Warning to Conservative Women:" https://newrepublic.com/article/141674/handmaids-tale-hulu-warning-conservative-women

* National Poetry Month:

"Stolen Kisses: to Iuventius by Gaius Valerius Catullus:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159918785716/99-stolen-kisses-to-iuventius-by-gaius-valerius

"Hummingbird Pauses at the Trumpet Vine by Mary Oliver:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159922506513/hummingbird-pauses-at-the-trumpet-vine-by-mary

* Dragon Cave: Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

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* We have launched 59 Tomahawk Missiles at a Syrian Government air base near Homs.

* "Is Russia clamping down on Jehovah Witnesses?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39508555

* Devin Nunes has recused himself in the Russia/Treason investigation in the House. The ethics committee is investigating him for obvious reasons.

* We need to be better than this. "This Sunday's Parade Showed The Less Tolerant Side of Pride:" http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/immigrant-rights-activists-attacked-while-protesting-at-phoenix-pride-9215919

* "US Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Full Panel Rules You Can't Be Fired For Being Gay:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/us-seventh-circuit-court-of-appeals.html

* "Big Trans Rights Win In Illinois D211!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/big-trans-rights-win-in-illinois-d211.html

* "It's About Our Kids:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/its-about-our-kids.html

* "The White House Correspondents' Dinner As Imagined By Trump:"

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* "Finally, The Muppets Collaborate With Sean Spicer:"

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* "Susan Rice's 'Unmasking' Allegations Explained By Scooby Doo:"

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* "The Late Show's Celebrity Pet Peeves, Vol. 2:"

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* Tavy woke up entirely recovered, much to my relief. I spent the evening taking a friend around on errands. I acquired the tomato starts and a rather iffy basil start. I may need to find another basil later in season, but all my bases are covered. While I was watering, I found a bunch more green starts, so did a massive rearrange, which lead me to discover the asparagus is already producing! I missed the first crop, which is fine. I will have to check regularly. I'm not used to them producing so soon in season, as my experience with them is all from Pennsylvania.

* National Poetry Month: "City That Does Not Sleep by Federico García Lorca:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159283976905/city-that-does-not-sleep-by-federico-garc%C3%ADa-lorca

"I Will Wade Out - e.e. cummings:"

* If you were wondering how the baby sling we were gifted is working for Tavy, it was a hug help during this emergency for naps. He likes being pressed against my chest and encircled securely. He's not a fan of riding around in it, but he tolerates it and it makes it easier to say, go get water.

In related news, Tavy has learned to reboot the computer. Cats.

* "Billy, make it so.:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/139512558337/billy-make-it-so

* "Eleanor’s storyline foreshadowed:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/158248948442/eleanors-storyline-foreshadowed

* "Is Billy Bones a virgin?:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/137492198162/is-billy-bones-a-virgin

* The Real Superman: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/158913213723/one-thing-that-amazes-me-is-the-rightwingers-like

* "The Expanse Moves Forward In Leaps:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-expanse-s02-e11/

* "Thomas Hamilton as Ariadne & Multiple layers of mythology:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159265343257/thomas-hamilton-as-ariadne-multiple-layers-of

* "Into the Badlands, Season 2, Episode 3: Red Sun, Silver Moon:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/04/into-badlands-season-2-episode-3-red.html

* "The Walking Dead Brings us 'Tigris ex Machina' in a Wild Season 7 Finale:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/walking-dead-tigris-ex-machina-season-7-finale/


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* There has been a serious chemical attack on Civilians in Syria. They then attacked one of the hospitals treating the victims with a rocket. At least 58 were killed in the initial saran attack. The survivors say it was Russia or Syrian government forces that attacked them. Assad is of course calling the victims liars.

* "Nunes, Flynn and Russia probe controversies:"

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* "Petition demands Melania Trump move to White House:"

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* "Can we avoid a government shutdown?:"

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* "Internet privacy: soon a thing of the past?:"

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* "Tackling the nation’s infrastructure problem:"

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* So I'm trying a Wonder Woman rewatch. Keep in mind that I saw them first in real time when they were brand new, to the point that I remember all the little girls twirling on the playground, singing Wonder Woman and pretending to transform. These were so important when I was a kid, in an era when boys liked to pretend only white boys were allowed to be superheroes and everyone else had to be villains or damsels to rescue. Diana had a job and was a superhero too. It was incredibly important and exciting to see her on TV I watched them in syndication into the '80's, but I likely haven't seen them since...I'm guessing 83? '84? The pilot rather cheesy by modern tastes, I fear, and the dialog is rather wooden. You can see the direct line from the Adam West Batman to here, though this isn't that kind of funny. Oddly enough, I had forgotten it was meant to be WWII and they were fighting NAZIs, this despite me clearly remembering everything else about the plot of the pilot. It is just so very seventies in look and feel and content, that I kept forgetting watching it that this is supposed to be the '40's. I am not impressed with the male sidekick, who is no where near her caliber,and I have other qualms. It has not aged as well as one would hope, but it was actually watcheable unlike Green Hornet, and I've hopes of it smoothing out a little next episode. I just... It's hard to separate the reality from how incredibly important it was to a generation of little girls.

* Health Update: I'm about half as sick as I was this time last week, which is a more functional thing. The steroids did way cut down the amount of gunk in my lungs, though I'm also clearly still infected with something. I am really struggling with things like food, though there is no real way to tell if it is the infection, the steroid's after effects, or the ravages of antibiotics. The Doctor prescribed a new long term lung treatment, but I'd already spent two hours at the Doctor and the pharmacy's usually overwhelmed that close to close. I also forgot to check if any money had cleared before I left. I've called a few more things in and will go pick up the mess another day. I am still heavily medicated even by my standards and the infection leaves me exhausted.

There were no tomato or basil starts when I went to the co-op and it turns out I can't even order a gravy flat as I'd planned to as the distributor wasn't even selling them. Sigh. I did get dried mushrooms there and emergency perishables on the way home, but my dream of tzaziki and naan will have to await another mission on another day. I do have a nice set of greens planted outside and have radically reorganized to take best advantage of the sun. My choice to leave the perennial herbs up high on the shelving has proved an excellent idea as the sage and sorrel are thriving and quite happy to poke up through the bars. I'm being liberal with the sluggo even though I haven't seen slugs yet as they are brutal with young greens, and I have a lot of fragile volunteers seeded out of last years crop. Let us hop we get tomatoes and carrot too, as last year was a bit of a disappointment in the carrot green department.

* I love that the late breakfast genre of still life painting was actually a thing.

Next time you see someone mocking a woman for posting pictures of her breakfast, take a moment to imagine the time and energy men used to spend painting picture of theirs.

* Black Sails XXXVIII: Orpheus and Eurydice and Ambiguous Oracles.

I have a lot of feelings about this one. I'm normally a fan of ambiguity and unreliable narration, but in this instance I am left with a fury so deep I'm not sure what to do with it. For the record, I am agnostic on the Schrodinger's Cat situation. I leaned one way after first watching; I lean another way after deep analysis, wavered back and forth, but I am not really convinced either way and honestly wish they had not left us all with this mess. I will explain my reasons and thinking in the analysis, but I suspect I will not leave anyone happy. I know I'm not, but I do feel better having chewed it over at length. I do mean at length. Edited to add: I am leaning towards team live cat after the edit at the bottom and literally more than half a day writing about it.

Side note: Can we please have this cast in all the things? There are so many incredibly skilled actors here. I know Mcgowen and Stephens have particularly strong careers, but can we please put the rest of them, particularly Ms. Kennedy and Toby Schmitz in lots of projects, but really all of them in everything?

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* "Exclusive: Russian activist poisoned twice:"

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* "Political strains within Western powers serve Putin goals:"

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* "Trump talk provokes NATO self-reckoning:"

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* "Schiff: Questions about Nunes hurt investigation's credibility:"

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* Another thing to phone your rep to stop if you have time, energy, and are able. "Christie finally has a job in the Trump administration:"

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* 45 is so stupid he thinks the best way to deal with a prescription opioid addiction is "border enforcement" and taking away coverage for addiction treatment. O.o

* "The Merovingians in Paris – Ancient History et cetera:" http://etc.ancient.eu/interviews/the-merovingians-in-paris/

* Moments in Queer History: King Louis XIII, Anne of Austria, Louis’ “favorites.” http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158987358437/king-louis-xiii-by-philippe-de-champaigne-c

* The History of the watermelon stereotype: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158991060822/black-to-the-bones-i-feel-like-i-need-to-share

* "Trump Doesn't Know How to Throw a Baseball:"

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* "Trump Vows to End the Nonexistent War on Coal:"

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* "Governing Is Hard: Trumpcare Edition:"

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* "Someone Run Against Johnnie Caldwell:"

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* "Government Worked! Rape Kit Backlog Part 2:"

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* "The Trump Caddie Confessions:"

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* "Trump's Climate Change Rollback Reviewed By Woodsy The Owl:"

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* "Trump Addresses (And Is The Reason For) A Women's Empowerment Forum:"

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* "The Scrapping Of Internet Privacy: Something We Can All Hate Together:"

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* "'Circus 1903' Takes Us Back To Another Generation Of The Circus:"

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* My culture didn't grow well, which is a thing that happens. My Doctor has decided that a forth antibiotic so soon might endanger my system, so we are trying a low dose of steroids again in hopes that the problem is inflammation. I'll likely be steroid sick the rest of the week, but on the upside I got a free bottle of sudafed out of it which means rationing is over.

* Today I finally finished the autoclave and sterilization of the bathroom tank, as I am well enough to bend over. The cough is unpleasant, but manageable today, though I'm starting to get steroid sickness symptoms. I don't think Tavy has been here for a sterilization before and it was all very exciting to him. That is his favorite tank after all and he spent hours every day perched up there watching the fish. He was so sad when there were no more fish to watch and he'd stare balefully, hoping to see one. he's had a umber of accidents during the cleaning process that involved him getting his beans wet as he jumped or fell in the open tank. The last couple days, he's been hiding in there with the last of the dirt being dry. I had trouble keeping him out of it during scraping and cleaning and was riding around on my shoulder during sterilization and the evil human accidentally spit water on his but during rinse cycle syphoning. I need to finish resetting the tank and catch some test fish to put in to see if the cleaning of the new type of filter was successful, but not tonight as I'm now dizzy.

* Apparently, I can no longer tell Mike Meyers and Jimmy Fallon apart.

* The MacMillian sampler came. On paper, a ballet based on Scott Joplin is so up my alley it's like they were thinking of me. Alas, in execution Elite Syncopation proved hard to watch. The costumes were a real problem for me. That many bright colours and patterns all in motion is something I flat out don't do well with. I kept getting distracted by things like arrows on the butt cheeks of a lady's skin tight spandex unitard, or the star on that lady's pelvis to match her ass cheeks or wincing at a particularly nasty clash between horrible outfits. I get it, meant to be light and funny, but I kept thinking about how rapey/violnce against women the full length ballets are said to be. (I've seen parts of Manon and Meyerling, but not the whole, so grain of salt). Anyway, this felt like forced wackiness and my physical discomfort with the costume choices made that some how worse.

And it wasn't just the costumes that were the problem. The women in the featured roles seemed fine and worked well when I could notice the dancing despite the costumes. The men though? The skill level difference between the four male leads was so extreme it completely ruined the quatre. If you have one guy jumping about two feet higher than the worst of the four in a dance that demands unison, it stands out. Two of the guys danced crisply while the other two were noticeably more sloppy. It ruined the effect and the costumes being so complicated colour and pattern wise and different from each other only emphasized the differences in quality of the dancing. It just... never jelled, even though there were some lovely pas de deux, and bits of dancing singly and in groups by the women. I honestly can't comment on the choreography as I was so overwhelmed by the mess that I couldn't really find brain space for thinking properly about what they were trying to achieve.

* The Wing Chun dojo where I studied intensely while it lasted was descended from Bruce Lee's Seattle period, before he branched out to make his own style. (My Sifu's Sifu studied under Bruce Lee directly). I have seen his movies more times than I can count, but all I'd ever seen of the Green hornet were the clips. I was born too late and unlike Batman it never made it to syndication. I got really excited at the chance to finally see what they were like. I've been trying to watch the pilot and it's... not good. I know, blasphemy. it's not Bruce lee's fault, I want to make clear. I think I can see what went wrong. It's like no one involved in writing, directing, or editing this thing had any clue why A. the Adam West Batman worked, or B. why Bruce lee was good. The result is neither campy fun NOR martial arts fun. I'll take either, you see. I'd love both. Instead it's just boring white guys trying to say complicated exposition really, really fast, between fight scenes were only one participant actually knows how to fight and everyone else is going through the motions. I'm go to try one or two more to see if they improve, but so far it's unwatchable to the point I keep literally forgetting I'm watching and go do other things.

* "Ballad of the Bastards Part 1: The North Can’t Be Bothered:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/winterfell-s6-retrospective-part-1/

* "The Sword in the Stone Needs to Use its Head:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-sword-in-the-stone-needs-to-use-its-head/

* "The Ups and Downs of Harry's Fifth Year:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/ups-downs-harrys-fifth-year/

* The last of the hyacinths. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158984668267/the-last-of-the-hyacinths


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* "Abortion in Ireland: The fight for choice - BBC News:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39183423

* "Northern Ireland Woman Sentenced Over Self-Induced Abortion:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/04/107798/northern-irish-woman-self-induced-abortion-news?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post

* "Sexist MP argues women should "earn less” because they’re inferior — and gets shut down:" https://mic.com/articles/170234/watch-this-european-lawmaker-obliterate-another-who-said-women-must-earn-less?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.LrRVzz73H

* "Poisoned River:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/poisoned-river/5888ca17f46523d027f95e11

* "The Urban Rez:" https://video.vice.com/en_ca/video/the-urban-rez-1-349/5888c9b7f46523d027f95e10

* "Russian Hackers Said to Seek Hush Money From Liberal Groups:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-06/russian-hackers-said-to-seek-hush-money-from-liberal-u-s-groups

* "Trump has set the US up to botch a global health crisis:" http://www.vox.com/2017/3/4/14803596/trump-pandemic-response-global-health-cdc

* "Rep Swalwell makes case for independent Trump Russia inquiry:"

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* "Putin animosity for Clinton stems from role at State Department:"

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* "Trump, Tillerson weaken State Department as Putin would want:"

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* "Truth closer on Trump camp pro-Russia influence on GOP platform:"

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* "Signs of continuing Russia influence in US raise alarm:"

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* "Trump leaves State Department out of Mexico meeting:"

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* "Fmr Ambassador Fried: West at lowest we've seen since the 1930s:"

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* Is anyone surprised? "Flynn was a foreign agent during the campaign:"

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* So basically the government will have less revenue and there will be less enforcement against rich tax cheats like Trump and his friends. "Under Trump, an Already Depleted I.R.S. Could Face Deep Cuts:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/us/politics/trump-mnuchin-irs.html?_r=0

* "New EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Is Balking at Trump’s Big Budget Cuts:" http://finance.yahoo.com/news/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-balking-124100391.html

* "Home Alone in the Trump Administration:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/opinion/home-alone-in-the-trump-administration.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=cur

* "Interior secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse to work:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/02/interior-secretary-ryan-zinke-rides-a-horse-to-work-.html

* "White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/03/white-house-proposes-steep-budget-cut-to-leading-climate-science-agency/?utm_term=.659fd75332ab

* "Chaffetz 'cell phone or health care' remark boosts opponent:"

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* "Bernie Sanders sounds off on Trumpcare:"

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* "Carville: It won't be easy to sell 'Chumpcare':"

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* "No, Paul Ryan, there's no 'death spiral':"

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* "Poverty in the developed world doesn’t look like a refugee child with flies on their face.

It looks like a normal person in normal clothes, in a normal apartment, with their bills spread out on the kitchen table, crying."
http://sodiumflare.tumblr.com/post/158169945275/daftpunk-delorean-jumpingjacktrash

* "Some GOP lawmakers’ block-everything mentality could imperil big-picture plans:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/some-gop-lawmakers-block-everything-mentality-could-imperil-big-things/2017/03/04/ca60b436-005b-11e7-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.0c1800be5645

* "TSA's new "pat-downs" are so invasive, airports are pre-emptively warning cops to expect sexual assault claims:" http://boingboing.net/2017/03/06/a-date-with-doctor-jellyfinger.html

* "Hawaiian Sovereignty:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/hawaiian-sovereignty/5888c9e9617e8f2d5c71fae3

* "Deportation of grandmother leaves a San Diego military family reeling:" http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-grandmother-deportation-20170304-story.html

* "Happy International Women's Day 2017:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/happy-international-womens-day-2017.html

* "Moni's SB 6 Opposition Testimony:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/monis-sb-6-opposition-testimony.html

* "Sex Positions or CIA Code Names?:"

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* "The GOP Still Hasn't Figured Out Health Care:"

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* "Ivanka Trump's Fake Feminism:"

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* "That Was the Week that WTF:"

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* "Full Frontal Insta-vestigation: Scott Walker Is A Human Garbage Disposal:"

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* "Trumpcare Bill: Nasty, Brutish and Short:"

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* "TSA Airport Pat-Downs Are Getting WAY More Intimate:"

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* "Republicans Release New Health Plan, And We're All Going To Die:"

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* "Ben Carson Wants To Put Something Inside Your Head:"

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* "White People Are Having a Good Time in America:"

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* "Trump Doesn't Seem to Remember "The Forgotten Man":"

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* "TrumpCare, Russian Ambassadors And Other Things Bad For Your Health:"

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* "The Creators Of TrumpCare On TrumpCare: 'Don't Call It TrumpCare':"

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* I managed to sort out the garden as I was intending to do before the snows. I cleared out the dead foliage and shifted things around so pots with current plants get the best sun as I need to do periodically. Crocuses are up and it looks like hyacinths are on the way. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158201603292/i-managed-to-sort-out-the-garden-as-i-was

* "Supernatural, Season 12, Episode 14: The Raid:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/03/supernatural-season-12-episode-14-raid.html

* "The Walking Dead Clears my Skin, Waters my Crops with a Richonne-centric Episode:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/walking-dead-clears-skin-waters-crops-richonne-centric-episode/

* "Depicting Child Characters:" http://mythcreants.com/blog/depicting-child-characters/

* "LGBT+ Representation Should Not be a Zero-Sum Game:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/lgbtq-representation-not-zero-sum-game/

* "Taboo Was Good But Not Up To My Expectations:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/taboo-good-not-expectations/

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "5 Liberating Things About Women's Equality :"

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* "The History of Horror :"

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* "The Glass Ceiling: A Game for Girls:"

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* I am struggling with the heat rather, but yesterday there was an "ice cream social" on the lawn so I went out to be briefly charming to the neighbors. Today I sorted out floors and refrigerator, but alas not dishes or fish. I also had my first full sized tomato out of the garden this year. It was very nearly the eidos of tomatoes, being a fist sized, ideally ripe, picture perfect heirloom. It was the best tomato I have ever grown by myself.

* 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/
gwydion: (Amused)
* "Khan on 'dog whistle' remarks:"

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* "Khizr Khan responds to latest attacks:"

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* "Trump raises specter of assassination in 2nd Amendment remarks:"

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* "Another Republican congressman abandons Trump, backs Johnson:"

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* "Trump strains supporters' patience with another scandal:"

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* Donald Trump was out calling for "Second Amendment people" to do political assassinations if Hillary Clinton wins, though it's unclear if he wanted them to assassinate Hillary Clinton or her judicial nominees. This should be no surprise as they have had one of their surrogates out calling for her to be put in front of a firing squad, and rather than distancing themselves, they routinely praise him.

The head of the party of Lincoln in now calling for a president to be assassination.

* "Thinking About Hillary — A Plea for Reason:" https://thepolicy.us/thinking-about-hillary-a-plea-for-reason-308fce6d187c#.cryg6pxr4

* "Lying Liars Who Lie: 2016 Edition:" http://www.mormonpress.com/lying_liars_who_lie_2016_edition

* "How We Teach Our Kids That Women Are Liars:" http://www.rolereboot.org/culture-and-politics/details/2013-11-how-we-teach-our-kids-that-women-are-liars

* "Justice Department to Release Blistering Report of Racial Bias by Baltimore Police:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/10/us/justice-department-to-release-blistering-report-of-racial-bias-by-baltimore-police.html?_r=0

* TW: Hate Speech, Rape. "Watch This 'VICE' Episode About Uganda's Anti-Gay Leaders Teaching Intolerance to the Youth :" http://www.vice.com/video/watch-our-hbo-episode-about-ugandas-anti-gay-leaders-teaching-intolerance-to-the-youth

* A really good comic giving 101 on types of Ace by a Demiromantic. "Cake walk:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/148723476637/gckinsey-this

* "End the Ban on Surgery for Transgender Veterans!:" http://www.lambdalegal.org/petition/transgender-vets?utm_content=bufferce0d7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "The Rio Games Begin and Zika Hits the U.S.-The Daily Show with Trevor Noah:"

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* "What the Actual Fact? - Donald Trump Lays Out His Economic Plan:"

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* "The Larry People vs. Flint - Checking In on Michigan's Water Crisis:"

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* Today I got my flu shot for the year. It's a bad one, I can tell. I also ate my first tomato from the garden. It was a largish cherry sized tomato, perfectly ripe and warm from the sun. Tavy's on day three of a tear and has been banned from Squirrel's room for starting too many fights until he mellows out again.

* I wonder how many horses born in the next year or two will be named "Grace's Secret."

* I have still not recovered from that Irish horse somersaulting. Me screaming at the male announcer: Is the horse okay! Stop your jibber jabber and tell me if the horse is okay! (The horse was okay, but it was terrifying.) Luckily the other bad spill was time delayed and the nice female announcer said something like, "We are about to show a fall that just happened. They are BOTH OKAY!" It was still hard to watch, but much easier on my nerves. This is why I'm still watching the Cross country eventing and am not even up to jumping. I keep having to turn it off and go calm down. It's a beautiful sport, but this is a particularly tough course and there are an alarming number of falls and horses crashing into things. I'm a couple hours in and miraculously no people or horses have been hurt so far as the nice female announcer has just reassured me. No, don't tell me how it ended. It may take me a few days, but I'll get there.

Seriously, Equestrian announcers, lead with "They are both okay!"

* "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/
gwydion: (Amused)
* "Kentucky Jail Sends Black Woman To Court With No Pants:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kentucky-jail-woman-no-pants_us_579cf681e4b0e2e15eb61eec?

* "STATEMENT ON THE DEATH OF ABDIRAHMAN ABDI:" https://www.facebook.com/blacklivesmatterTO/posts/529887240540104

* "First of Its Kind Study Shows 55,400 People Hospitalized or Killed by US Cops in a Single Year:" http://thefreethoughtproject.com/landmark-study-police-brutality-problem/

* "Anthrax sickens 13 in western Siberia, and a thawed-out reindeer corpse may be to blame:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/28/anthrax-sickens-13-in-western-siberia-and-a-thawed-out-reindeer-corpse-may-be-to-blame/

* The last of the large pinks. ( I see a few small stragglers, but this is it for the big my heightist plants with big sprays.): http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/148298989557/the-last-of-the-large-pinks-i-see-a-few-small

* "‘Stand by Me’ Oral History: Rob Reiner and Cast on River Phoenix and How Coming-of-Age Classic Almost Didn’t Happen:" https://variety.com/2016/film/news/stand-by-me-30th-anniversary-oral-history-corey-feldman-1201824490/

I saw it the first time when it was brand new in a theater on a double date, sandwiched between the guy I was dating and the guy i had been dating a week or two before. (My history of staying friends after where possible goes waaaay back). I remember the surprisingly loud rustle of fabric as every guy in the theater crossed their legs at once during the leech scene. (In retrospect, worst date movie ever). Most of all, I was haunted and remain haunted by River Phoenix' performance in the bit about the milk money. Oh, the details were different, but that mix of scapegoating, gas lighting, betrayal, hypocrisy, and cruelty was the story of my childhood. I was sixteen and still relearning how to be human. You might have thought looking at me from the outside at the age the character were, that I was some sort of Gordie/Teddy Jekyll and Hyde, but I was always and likely always be a Chris Chambers on the inside. I think that scene was the first time outside of Harold and Maude that I'd seen anything even remotely relevant to my childhood represented. (I know, Another Country had been out twoish years at this point, but I didn't see it until I discovered it in a video store the next year, and Dead Poet's came out end of senior year). I don't often mourn celebrities, but between his performance in this nd Private Idaho River Phoenix broke my heart twice with his acting and a third time for all that lost potential, for all the things he might have done and been if his life hadn't spiraled like that. It still makes me ache that someone who likely would have been the among the greatest actors of my generation died in such a stupid, wasteful way.

* I am significantly more critical of the original, but agree with the main points. "Preacher: A Comic Fan's Perspective:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/preacher-comic-fans-perspective/

* TNG Rewatch, Season 2: The season 2 Rewatch is turning out rather a shambles as a bunch of episodes are missing and I need to press on to clear space for the Olympics, so I'm watching what I have and making note of what's missing. As a result, it's more random thoughts than proper analysis so far. Things like: Wow, Pulaski really is the female Bones!

What's interesting, is that the random selection that I happen to have for early season 2 still manages to have two through lines. The first is the Picard/Polaski struggle to learn to deal with each other, of which I got enough snap shots for the arc to work. The second is the issue of the personhood of Data. The underlying issues are surprisingly well seeded, with incidents like Polaski mispronouncing his name and when politely corrected saying something like "What does it matter!" and the various ways outsiders will call him "it" or talk about him like he's not there or ask humans questions in front of him that should be addressed to him. As a person who is both trans and disabled it simultaneously gives me the shivers and want to hit people. These are the real life ways we are frequently dehumanized, in some cases in preparation for killing us or after the fact as reasons our murders shouldn't count. It's very realistic when it comes to the way cis and able bodied people try to deny us out humanity to justify the horrific things they do. The Measure of Man hurts to watch because it is fundamentally about whether Starfleet can legally do what ever they want with Data including kill him or if he is indeed a person with a right to make his own decisions and have bodily autonomy. If that doesn't strike you as incredibly relevant to American politics in 2016 across multiple modalities, then you aren't paying attention. The villain side of this enlargement is closing clinics in states all across the country on the grounds that elderly white evangelical politicians should make medical decisions for women they've never met because fetuses are fully human, but women aren't. The murders of Poc, Disabled people, Transfolk, and particularly trans women of colour are routinely not investigated, or if investigated, not brought to court, and murders let go or given slaps on the wrist based on arguments made in the same dehumanizing terms. Guinan directly references slavery in response to data's position. I honestly don't know how to feel about this particular fictionalized version. I do think this is sure as fuck the way RL humans behave on the regular, and it's well executed within the idiom of the Trekverse, but at the same time...? Yeah. The big issue of appropriation of rl persecution of all these groups, and this is a show that erased LGB folk and completely botched trans issues. It's hard to watch, that's for sure, maybe on more levels than it's meant to be.

* "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: (Amused)
* "Why Men In Iran Are Taking Selfies Wearing Hijabs:" http://www.refinery29.uk/2016/07/118238/men-iran-hijab-campaign?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=h1&utm_campaign=end&utm_campaign

* "Forced Out of the Forest: The Lost Tribe of Uganda:" https://news.vice.com/video/forced-out-of-the-forest-the-lost-tribe-of-uganda

* TW: Rape, Rape Culture. "'We're a statistic,' says Indigenous mother who lost 2 daughters in 1 year:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/indigenous-mother-lost-two-daughters-1.3694314

* What's Wrong with Gandhi: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/148018784791/whats-wrong-with-gandhi

* "Tamir Rice’s Mother Voices Utter Disappointment in Obama’s Stance on Police Brutality: I Don’t Know How He Sleeps at Night:" http://atlantablackstar.com/2016/07/18/tamir-rices-mother-voices-utter-disappointment-in-obamas-stance-on-police-brutality-i-dont-know-how-he-sleeps-at-night/

* "Lesbians, Raunchy Lyrics, and Harlem's Golden Jazz Age:" http://lesbianpulp.blogspot.com/2012/02/lesbians-raunchy-lyrics-and-harlems.html

* "Hillary Clinton's Acceptance Speech and Fear of Donald Trump at the DNC:"

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* "Meet the Newest Hillary Clinton:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - Protests and Praise at the Democratic National Convention:"

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* "Outrage over Tim Kaine's Spanish-Laden DNC Speech-The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore:"

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* "The Last O'Malley Supporter:"

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* "Clinton Overcomes Insurgent "Fart-In," Accepts Democratic Nomination:"

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* "An 'Herstoric' Achievement 240 Years In The Making:"

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* Contains RL Trans and Non-binary people. ":"

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* Mrbumplepants brought a friend over, so we hung out a bit. Tavy did not flee immediately and actually let Mrbumblepants get a good look at him. he's not ready for touching and went to my room eventually to wait it out. After she left, we made pizza and blackberry crumble pie with fresh blackberries MrBumplepants brought. There was a bad wreck with two cars blocking the whole North bound Meridian, so going home was more than expected drama. Mrbumblepants bought Tavy some jingle balls, and he had the best time chasing them.

* New Pinks: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/148141347872/new-pinks

* NWS. "My boyfriend told me over text that he didn't know the Minotaur story:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/148142546197/my-boyfriend-told-me-over-text-that-he-didnt-know

* "Fascinating Photos from the Secret Trash Collection in a New York Sanitation Garage:" http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/fascinating-photos-from-the-secret-trash-collection-in-a-new-york-sanitation-garage

* "Acedia Revisited: GOT, The 100, and the Spring Slaughter:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/acedia-revisited/

* "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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* Hillary Clinton has picked Tim Kaine.

I have turned any number of ways of writing about this around in my head. I'm not sure this is the right one and I'm tossing a lot of things out because I'm not convinced they'd be productive or because the thoughts are not well enough formed. So here goes wit my apologies in advance.

I was not in the camp pushing Elizabeth Warren or Sherrod Brown. This is because relegating some of our heaviest hitters to the VP role would be a terrible waste. I want Warren in particular in the senate. I'd love her as President, sure, but she was very clear on that not being what she wants. If she changes her mind some day, I'll vote for her with pleasure, but for now she is fighting the good fight where she is.

I was in the camp that she should pick a strongly progressive VP. It's what I'd have liked personally, sure, but I honestly think it would have been better politics for a host of practical reasons which I'm frankly too tired and borderline feverish to write about today.

The thing is, I knew we weren't going to get that. I knew we weren't going to get that because this is Hillary Clinton. I knew we weren't going to get that because the campaign telegraphed the pick, I'm guessing so the press could help with the vetting.

I am not best pleased. I give the whole corporate Democrat/pro-TPP thing the side eye. I have a bunch of reasons not to trust him I'm not getting into here, but I'm betting if you even skimmed the press coverage you'll know what they are. It could be so much better, but it could also easily have been so much worse. His record on Immigration and Health Care sounds good. He's got a decent record in a bunch of other areas I care about. He's been a Governor and has practical political experience. I can see why she thinks him a good choice from several directions.

I am not best pleased, but it's not even close to disastrous. I can still vote for the ticket in good conscience, and there is a lot of room for him to surprise me in a good way once we get to see properly what he's like. I honestly would love to be surprised. So I'm willing to wait and see how it goes.

* This rant is brilliant. "Jon Stewart Takes Over Colbert's Late Show Desk:"

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* Today's lilies: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/147818658162/lots-of-pinks-today

* Mira Grant's Rise is stunningly good. As I mentioned before, I had read the first two pieces in other venues, but the others were new to me. There are no trans people that I noticed in the collection, but otherwise it's quite diverse as to race, gender, orientation, and occasionally ability. It felt very welcoming and looked a lot more like America than any other zombie apocalypse I can think of. The collection as a whole is some of Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire's best work from an art of writing perspective and the characters and situations are gripping and occasionally outright haunting in the linger in my thoughts and seep into my dreams sense. It's the best thing I've read in months at least, and good enough I have to restrain myself from grabbing acquaintance and demanding they read it.

Reviews of individual stories in the collection under the cut: )</lj-cut * So I've been rereading Preacher. I'd forgotten how casually homophobic it was. I an still see the things I loved about them when they were new, but it's twenty years later and I simply ran out of tolerance for this particular set of flaws in the interim. I really need to dig the memorial collection out of storage and see if I can sell mine. I can use the money and I doubt I'll want to read them again once I'm finished the library copies. * "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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