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* "Venezuela's currency value depends largely on one guy at an Alabama Home Depot:" https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-12-01/venezuelas-currency-value-depends-largely-one-guy-alabama-home-depot

* "Russia enjoying great success with Trump in White House:"

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* "Trump Jr collusion admission leaves Kushner exposed:"

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* "Trumpism: It’s Coming From the Suburbs:" https://www.thenation.com/article/trumpism-its-coming-from-the-suburbs/

* "Florida judge rules part of “Stand Your Ground” law unconstitutional:" https://mic.com/articles/181407/florida-judge-rules-part-of-stand-your-ground-law-unconstitutional?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.iulCayrf1

* "David O. Brown - Reexamining the Work of Police in "Called to Rise" - Extended Interview:"

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* "Kalief Browder's death reminds us of the link between depression and incarceration:" https://mic.com/articles/179150/kalief-browders-death-reminds-us-of-the-link-between-depression-and-incarceration?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.mfzqpJZ3o

* "The EPA finally admitted that the world's most popular pesticide kills bees—20 years too late:" http://www.motherjones.com/food/2016/01/epa-finds-major-pesticide-toxic-bees/

* "Donald Trump Jr. Reminds Everyone How Incompetent His Dad's Administration Is:"

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* "The West Survives President Trump's Trip to Europe :"

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* "A Russian, an Email and an Idiot: Did Donald Trump Jr. Incriminate Himself? :"

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* "Kellyanne Conway Gives It To Stephen Straight (As In, Straight Up BS):"

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* "Stephen Stars As Donald Trump Jr. In 'Collusion':"

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* "Mr. President Wasn't Mr. Popular At The G20 Summit:"

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* "North Korea's Missiles Can Reach Alaska. Alaska Doesn't Care.:"

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* "More ‘Vanitas’ symbolism (”Black Sails”):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/161485049467/more-vanitas-symbolism-black-sails

* "28 Wild Signs From The Zoo:" http://pleated-jeans.com/2017/05/09/28-wild-signs-from-the-zoo/

* I just realized Rachael Ray and Paula Deen are not the same person. *facepalm*

* Me watching the start of Season 2 Sons of Anarchy for the first time: Don't pick the NAZIs, Hale. No matter how bad the other options are, siding with NAZIs is ALWAYS the wrong choice.

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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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* "Australia's Turnbull mocks Trump in leaked audio:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/15/asia/turnbull-trump-australia-speech/index.html

* "Trump Modifies Travel Ban to Address Possible Expiration:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-06-14/trump-amends-travel-ban-to-address-possible-expiration-date

* "Hill Democrats sue Trump over foreign business ties:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/14/democrats-sue-trump-emoluments-239534

* "Most Trump real estate now sold to secretive buyers:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/13/trump-property-buyers-make-clear-shift-secretive-llcs/102399558/

* "White House Hands Say Over Afghan Troop Levels to Military:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-hands-say-over-afghan-troop-levels-to-military-1497404106

* "Vets Group Blocked By Trump Describes 'Tweet That Broke The Snowflake's Back':" http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/vote-vets-blocked-by-trump-twitter

* "Ninth Circuit upholds block on Trump's travel ban:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/12/ninth-circuit-upholds-block-on-trumps-travel-ban-239433

* "Manafort still doing international work:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/15/paul-manafort-fbi-trump-239573

* "Trump partner said in running to build FBI headquarters:" https://apnews.com/0b8ee973efe047e4ac0f6cb966799bb6/Trump-partner-said-in-running-to-build-FBI-headquarters

* "Pence hires lawyer with relevant experience; Mueller builds team:"

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* "Hayes: GOP hiding bill because 23M could lose coverage:"

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* "House hearing on gun legislation canceled after shooting:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/14/politics/gun-legislation-hearing-congressional-shooting/index.html

* "House Votes to Limit Powers of First Black Librarian of Congress:" http://www.blackpressusa.com/house-votes-to-limit-powers-of-first-black-librarian-of-congress/

* "GOP congressman: Members of Congress should curtail town halls after Scalise shooting:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/15/politics/kfile-lou-barletta-town-halls/

* "Officials charged with felony over deaths in Flint water crisis:"

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* "What's Killing America’s Black Infants?:" https://www.thenation.com/article/whats-killing-americas-black-infants/

* "Mom furious after teacher gives 7-year-old son with autism a haircut at school:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/teacher-cuts-hair-student-without-permission-1.4016114

* "World War T Is a Protracted Battle, Not A Conservative Political Blitzkrieg:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/world-war-t-is-protracted-battle-not.html

* "Tree-dwelling gray foxes decorate with skeletons:" https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/animals/tree-dwelling-gray-foxes-decorate-skeletons/

* "Muslims Awake To Begin Their Ramadan Fast Were 'A Lifeline' In Grenfell Tower Blaze:" http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/london-fire-muslims-breaking-ramadan-fast-may-have-saved-lives-in-grenfell-tower_uk_59410ad3e4b0d3185486088c

* "Trump Gets Probed for Obstruction of Justice:"

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* "What's in the GOP's Mysterious Health Care Bill?:"

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* "Warning: This Cabinet Meeting May Contain Fawning:"

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* "Trump Didn't Do Anything Wrong Unless It Was But It's Not:"

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* "Kim Jong-Un Is Weaponizing The '95 Chicago Bulls:"

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* "Olivia Wilde Is Starring In The New '1984' (It's Not Called '2017'):"

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* "Eddie Izzard Believes Comedy Is 'Human And Not National':"

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* "Sen. Kamala Harris: 'Hysterical' Or 'A Woman Doing Her Job?':"

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* "Trevor Noah Compares South Africa's Leaders To America's:"

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* "A History of Golems:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/160696210821/a-history-of-golems-wip

* Taking the hobbits to Isenguard as a piece of pop music: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/160787642091/x-cetra-neverwhere-speculativepast-its

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "'Careening incompetence' of Trump administration risks crisis:"

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

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* "Senators demand answers on new EPA policy:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* "Sean Spicer: Kindergarten Press Secretary:"

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

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* "Like America, Turkey Is Also Burning:"

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* "Is Jared Kushner the Real President?:"

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

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

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* "Heir to the White House Throne:"

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* "We Told You So: Russian Hacking:"

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

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

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

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


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* "Zimbabwe widows fighting in-laws who leave them destitute:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38853602

* "Yemen Withdraws Permission for U.S. Antiterror Ground Missions:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/world/middleeast/yemen-special-operations-missions.html?smid=tw-share

* "Trump as Nero: Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President:" http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/a-1133177-amp.html

* "Donald Trump will not be allowed to address Parliament on UK state visit, Speaker says:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/donald-trump-uk-state-visit-speaker-address-parliament-a7565651.html

* "Trump Gets Snubbed By British Parliament :" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/trump-gets-snubbed-by-british-parliament.html

* "A new poll shows a surprisingly big public swing against Trump’s travel ban:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/02/07/a-new-poll-shows-a-surprisingly-big-public-swing-against-trumps-muslim-ban/?utm_term=.9440d14d57ae

* "For Trump, it's nighttime in America:"

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* So Trump is literally in favor of abusing puppies and kittens. "Trump's USDA drops animal abuse reports, tries to blame Obama:"

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* I'm not a Hamiltonian, even though I do support his financial policies. (Look, my take on Founding fathers and the politics around the constitution are extremely complex, and we've no time for them here. My take on RL Hamilton as opposed to the musical have evolved over a lifetime, and ar of the same complexity as, say, my views on john Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin). Which is to say, I strongly suspect Mr. Yoo and I clearly have different 18th century politics and thus likely have pretty different views about modern American politics as a result, but he has a lot of really interesting things to say here. Why do I mention this? Because people assume I agree with every point of every article I post and occasionally demand I defend positions I don't hold. I am posting this because it makes a lot of interesting points, some of which I agree with and some other points I'd love to argue about at a dinner party with the author. "Executive Power Run Amok:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/opinion/executive-power-run-amok.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=1

* "President Trump is now speculating that the media is covering up terrorist attacks:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/02/06/president-trump-is-now-speculating-that-the-media-is-covering-up-terrorist-attacks/?utm_term=.e94a1019a838

* "It’s Not Just Rhetoric Anymore. Government by White Nationalism Is Upon Us.:" http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2017/02/government_by_white_nationalism_is_upon_us.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_ru

* O.o I hate the ableist title, but this is something people need to know that isn't getting coverage. "The craziest politician in Washington last week was not Donald Trump:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/02/06/the-craziest-politician-in-washington-last-week-was-not-donald-trump/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.ba9348527b83

* "Never Believe the Republicans’ B.S. Ever Again:" https://newrepublic.com/article/140430/never-believe-republicans-bs-ever

* Want to keep tabs on who's who and how far they are in the confirmation process on the Cabinet of Deplorables? "CHART: The Status Of Trump Administration's Key Members:" http://www.npr.org/2016/11/18/502575561/chart-whos-who-in-the-future-trump-administration

* "McConnell turns up heat on Sessions hearing with attack on Warren:"

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* "Senator Tester: 'Plenty of reasons to vote no' on Jeff Sessions:"

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* "What can Betsy DeVos do to American schools?:"

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* "Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump:" http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-airport-inhumanity-20170206-story.html

* This was really good and included things like the human rights abuses routinely perpetrated on intersex children, inter-generational differences, and interviews non-binary people, instead of just the usual binary 101 things. "Gender Revolution: Working For Change:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/gender-revolution-working-for-change.html

* "Somewhere in America:" https://www.amara.org/en/videos/1YqQLGggChbf/info/bnv14-finals-los-angeles-somewhere-in-america/

* "Trump Is Literally Keeping His Staffers In The Dark:"

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* "Stephen Colbert Is A Bowling Green Massacre Truther:"

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* "Trump Says Voter Fraud. Stephen Says Bull.:"

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* "Team Trump Lists "Underreported" Terror Attacks:"

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* "Emerald City, Season One, Episode Six: Beautiful Wickedness:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/02/emerald-city-season-one-episode-six.html

* Wait, is Emerald City about Trump?

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5/6:

- Time's Arrow. (I'm combining a two parter). So this is the one where Data goes back in time and an away team goes after him. I remember liking this one when it was new. I love Guinan's dress. I love Whoopi Goldberg's performance in the Twain intro scene even more. I was way more up on my Clemens when this first aired than I am now, but I do remember having serious issues with where this was on Clemens' real life history and thinking his reaction was not what one would expect this late in his life, given his depression and solipsism, but I'm honestly not up to doing the research it would take to see if this recollection is correct. Picard and Guinan have real chemistry in this 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.

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* Hillary Clinton's speech today was so good, I wept a little.

* "Donald Trump's pastor disaster:"

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* "Trump does himself no favors with birtherism:"

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* "Cop Who Brutally Beat Drunk Teen, Used Excessive Force On 56 Other Counts:" https://blackmattersus.com/15909-cop-who-brutally-beat-drunk-teen-used-excessive-force-on-56-other-counts/

* "White Supremacist Involved In Black Teen’s Death Faces Hate Crime Charges:" https://blackmattersus.com/15998-white-supremacist-involved-in-black-teens-death-faces-hate-crime-charges/

* "The Police Shooting in Columbus, Ohio:" http://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2016/09/columbus-police-shooting/500120/

* This was written for a different police murder, but it applies. "Advice for White Folks in the Wake of the Police Murder of a Black Person:" http://www.justinccohen.com/blog/2016/7/6/advice-for-white-folks-in-the-wake-of-the-police-murder-of-a-black-person

* "Step in the Right Direction:" https://blackmattersus.com/15970-step-in-the-right-direction/

* "For black boys who ain't carefree:" http://blackmattersus.tumblr.com/post/150471498673/blackmattersus-we-didnt-start-this-fire

* "Were You Born Under The Gaslight?:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/150351373756/were-you-born-under-the-gaslight

* "Polar Bears Besiege Russian Scientists:"

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* "Missouri Proposes Loosening Its Gun Laws:"

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* NWS. "Texas Students Opt for C**ks Not Glocks:"

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* "Don't Put Trevor Noah in a Basket:"

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* "Trevor Noah Was 'Born a Crime' in South Africa:"

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* An early birthday prezzie came. A box of books with hand knitted, super soft,purple socks. The picture does not do justice. I will try again in better light: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150479527612/an-early-birthday-prezzie-came-a-box-of-books

* I have been slowly converting the apartment for Autumn. Today I made the burrito cup thingies and MrBumblepants and I decorated the Goythmas trees. The Halloweentown things are out, but I need to futz about with decorations some more tomorrow. The exterior display, is forbidden until the start of next month, so the phantoms, pumpkins, and exterior lighting aren't up. No pictures until things are a bit more sorted, but the trees fill me with delight.

* "webMD ancient rome:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/150328687366/webmd-ancient-rome

* TNG Season 3 Rewatch:
- The High Ground raises a lot of questions around oppression, terrorism, and resistance it can't possibly answer. I can't either. I've been mulling this stuff for most of my lives. In a lot of ways this episode introduces themes that will be explored in a lot more depth and often with a lot more nuance in DS9 and rightly so. Accidental foreshadowing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* "Protesting the RNC in an open carry state:"

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* "Does Pence have too much baggage to run with Trump?:"

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* "History shows bad running mate choices aren't necessarily fatal:"

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* "what most people think fat people mean when they try to open up a dialogue about fatphobia in medicine vs. what fat people are really saying: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/143390908830/ok2befat-normalizefatbodies-what-most-people

* I was over the shakes by bed time yesterday and the last of the fever faded away while I slept. I'm still feeling crap, but a better class of crap and my lungs are noticeably starting to clear. I am exhausted, but the upward trend is clear. It's a long strong course of antibiotics, so I know I'll be medicine sick later in the process, but it is so worth it.

When Tavy first came he was wearing a collar, but I stopped hearing it after the first day or two, and there was no sign of it when he finally emerged from hiding. I found it while searching for the mice he's hidden, but no small mice for his puzzle box have been found. Squirrel found his donkey last night and I put it in his puzzle box, but he hasn't touched it. I wish I could afford more, but I bought fish filters for the office tank and a replacement bulb for my bathroom tank instead, once the credit card payment cleared, and that's pretty much it for the month for the beastie budget.

Update: A little before 7PM, LM actually figured out how to fish the donkey out of the puzzle box and had a nice time playing with it. I gave her a dental treat when she was done as a reward. I hope this is a trend. She could use both the physical and mental excercise.

2nd Update: At 10PM, I realized I haven't coughed in hours, and I hadn't come close to blacking out from lack of oxygen since yesterday. 17 hours previous, the cough was nigh constant. I have not gone this long without coughing since December. Antibiotics are magic. Let's stop feeding them to cattle to make them fat and save them so they can keep killing illnesses.

* "How much time has passed on Game of Thrones?:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/how-much-time-has-passed-on-game-thrones/

* Oh. My. God! I am so excited for this year's women's gymnastic team! Simone Bines is a Goddess! Gabby Douglas made it back on in spite of injuries! Aly's going make another attempt at the medal she was robbed of in London! Lauren Hernandez is brilliant and when her Mom started crying I started crying! I know it's stupid to be this emotionally invested in a cannibal sport, but there is something amazing about watching something so beautiful and so close to the edge of what is humanly possible. I know all the things wrong with the Rio Olympics, including the shitastic politics there that robbed teachers and other hard working people of a living wage to build venues that are going to be crumbling wrecks in four years, the health concerns, the safety concerns, and all the rest of it, but still, it is hard not to get excited about seeing all the gymnastics competitions.

* I made another attempt at the lilies, as I’m not sure it’s clear that they are taller than I am. It is also very Morticia Addams and Cleopatra and/or Seymour and Audrey II out there. They grab at me with their leaves when I water them. When I came in, I realized they had dripped resin all over my head. I keep waiting for threats to arrive from management about the ridiculous profusion of plants, but none have come yet and I got compliments from the guys doing outdoor maintenance. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/147379749152/i-made-another-attempt-at-the-lilies-as-im-not

* "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

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* Re: Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch. As I did with his yelling at the Black Lives Matter activists, I must ask: Is he sabotaging his wife consciously or unconsciously? It pretty much has to be one or the other.

* "'Bullet control' among new California gun laws:"

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* "This put me damn near in tears; read this encounter with police that professor Steve Locke went through, and it will explain everything you need to know about being black in 21st century America.:" http://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/146780572186/scribbleowl-fromchaostocosmos

* "Dear LGBT community members who don’t think asexuality should be allowed “in”:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/146780232570/dear-lgbt-community-members-who-dont-think

* Ouch. "London Waterloo station this morning:" http://imgur.com/gallery/QziBVPE

* "I know I haven’t addressed Sansa’s characterization in particular - but that’s because I am gutted. I love book!Sansa to pieces. This week, show!Sansa was the latest casualty of the showrunners’ glorification of violence.:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/146461828947/i-know-i-havent-addressed-sansas#notes

* "Kevin Hart and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Hilariously Impersonate Each Other:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/07/kevin-hart-and-dwayne-rock-johnson.html

* "For the (Not)Watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ 6×10 Recap:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/for-the-notwatch-game-of-thrones-6x10-recap/

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

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

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

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

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

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

* "Short-handed Supreme Court dysfunction deepens:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* 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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* "Trump campaign a cover for moneymaking scheme:"

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* "Unpaid, stressed, and confused: patients are the health care system's free labor:" http://www.vox.com/2016/6/1/11712776/healthcare-footprint

* "All In Special Report: Smart Guns:"

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* "Scientists finally know what stopped Mongol hordes from conquering Europe:" http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-finally-know-what-stopped-mongol-hordes-from-conquering-europe

* "Narcissistic Apologies:" https://graceformyheart.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/narcissistic-apologies/

* "Police Crisis in Oakland, CA:"

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* "Donald Trump's Campaign Deficit:"

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* 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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* "Just Before Giving Stanford Rapist 6 Months, Judge Dealt Another Light Sentence to Domestic Abuser:" http://m.democracynow.org/web_exclusives/2908

* "#NoWomanEver Takes On Aggressive Street Harassment By Men:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/06/114299/no-woman-ever-street-harassment?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=h2&utm_campaign=read_more

* "How Lin-Manuel Miranda Could Transform the Supreme Court:" http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/06/lin-manuel-miranda-and-the-future-of-originalism/485651/

* "Sen. Cory Booker on guns, the GOP and the NRA:"

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* "Policing in America:"

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* "Feeling sad about tragedy:"

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* "How Bathroom Bills Undermine Child Protection:" http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.patheos.com%2Fblogs%2Funfundamentalistparenting%2F2016%2F05%2Fhow-bathroom-bills-undermine-child-protection%2F&t=OTdiNTY0YmJlMjI0YjY1Yzg2ZjMxZThkZDNhYzMwYzU2NzhlYWZmNSxDa0ZTa3dqaw%3D%3D

* "Congressman Andy Holt's AR-15 Gun Giveaway:"

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

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* "The unspeakable truth:" http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2016/06/the-unspeakable-truth.html

* "The Land of No Men: Inside Kenya's Women-Only Village:" https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/video/the-land-of-no-men-inside-kenyas-women-only-village

* None of the Gun Reform measure voted on in the Senate today passed.

* "Mpho Tutu: Choosing between the church and being gay:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36462240

* Nearly 20 years later and we still need to do this for our dead. ""Angels" Block Westboro Baptist Church From Protesting Orlando Victim's Funeral :" https://mic.com/articles/146543/angels-block-westboro-baptist-church-from-protesting-orlando-victim-s-funeral?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.5njmBKYEk

* "Titanosaurs: the largest animals ever to walk the Earth:" https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jan/17/dinosaur-titanosaur-largest-animal-ever-walk-earth-argentina?CMP=fb_gu

* "Oldest Depiction of Ancient Egyptian Demons Found:" http://www.seeker.com/oldest-depiction-of-ancient-egyptian-demons-found-1771211805.html#news.discovery.com

* "Inside London's Hedonistic, Polyamorous Unicorn Movement :"

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* More lilies. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/146230997892/i-cant-seem-to-capture-the-way-they-glow-like
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* "Game of Nonsense, Week Eight: Arya Has Guts ...OR DOES SHE?! :" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/game-nonsense-week-eight-arya-guts/

* Unexpected Curse Side Effects: http://idiopathicsmile.tumblr.com/post/144231900853/idiopathicsmile-so-you-see-said-the-royal

* "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Terrible Trio (Books 1-3):" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/asoue-the-terrible-trio-books-1-3/

* "For the (Not)Watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ 6×08 Recap :" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/notwatch-game-thrones-6x08-recap/

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

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* I am terribly sorry about the murder of Jo cox over in the UK by a right wing extremist.

* "Symbolism of Trump fundraiser sends wrong message:"

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* "GOP Senator David Perdue leads prayer for Obama's death:" https://boingboing.net/2016/06/10/gop-senator-david-perdue-leads.html

* Props to Senator Murphy for a fifteen hour filibuster and his success in getting them to schedule votes on reform measures. Seriously, hats off to you, Sir.

* "Brock Turner And The Whole Rotting Orchard:" https://medium.com/@dragana.kaurin/brock-turner-and-the-whole-rotting-orchard-f0851ca3bd30#.uyuwftnb2

* "When Peak White Privilege And Peak Rape Culture Create The Perfect Fuckshit Soufflé:" http://verysmartbrothas.com/when-peak-white-privilege-and-peak-rape-culture-create-a-fuckshit-souffle/

* Can we take a moment to grieve and rage for the mixed status families in Orlando who are being broken up right now because one of their family members were murdered at Pulse because our country has no compassion at all for Latinx immigrants? Because this is so incredibly cruel to do to people who are already going through so much.

* "After Orlando, undocumented family member risks everything:"

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* "The Shortest and Most Powerful Explanation of the Orlando Shooter I Have Ever Seen:" http://usuncut.com/politics/powerful-explanation-orlando-shooting/

* "Obama mourns for Orlando:"

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* "Self-hatred seen in some anti-gay hate crimes:"

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* "'Nonbinary' is now a legal gender, Oregon court rules:" http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/oregon-court-rules-non-binary-gender-legal/

* "On community fracturing:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/146098798862/on-community-fracturing

* "Prince: death by ignorance and fear:" https://boingboing.net/2016/06/05/prince-death-by-ignorance-and.html

* "Fibromyalgia now considered as a lifelong central nervous system disorder:" http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150518/Fibromyalgia-now-considered-as-a-lifelong-central-nervous-system-disorder.aspx

* "American Ninja Warrior - T. Rex on American Ninja Warrior :"

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* "The Tatooine Cycle:" https://headofdonnbo.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/the-tatooine-cycle/

* The first lilies of the season. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/146082605817/the-first-lilies-of-the-season

* Fantasy Prosthetics: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/146007891992/howlingguardian-talk-fantasy-prosthetics-to

* "We Need to Talk About Racism in Superhero Media:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/need-talk-racism-superhero-media/

* "Lord of the Rings Re-Read: Strider:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/lord-rings-re-read-strider/

* "Preacher, Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/preacher-season-1-episode-1-pilot.html

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

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

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

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* "Russian hackers add intrigue to US election:"

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* Today, Senate Democrats are doing a live filibuster in hopes of forcing a vote on gun reform. Finally, some spine.

* "Gay Imam on Trump bigotry:"

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* "32 Illustrations For Anyone Who Thinks Women Make Badass Knights:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/maritsapatrinos/1001-knights?utm_term=.lh6apLGyX#.qrgG6195q

* "Game of Thrones and Trauma: Vile Volantis:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/vile-volantis/

* Representation Matters. "The Horror of LGBTQ Inclusion: #GiveElsaAGirlfriend and #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/the-horror-of-lgbtq-inclusion.html

* "Game of Nonsense Week Seven: Non-Growing Plot :" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/game-nonsense-week-seven-non-growing-plot/

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

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* 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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* "Orlando killer's gun popular through marketing and ease of use:"

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* "Anderson Cooper grills Bondi on LGBT support:" http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2016/06/14/florida-attorney-general-bondi-orlando-shooting-nr.cnn

* "Biphobia and the Pulse Massacre:" https://medium.com/@elledowd/biphobia-and-the-pulse-massacre-add1dd9b27be#.rjeytlahf

* "5 Important Things About Basic Income :"

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* "Brock Turner Gets Off Easy for Sexual Assault:"

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* "Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump React to the Orlando Shootings:"

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* "Happy Birthday, Donald Trump!:"

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* "Containment, Season 1, Episode 7: Inferno:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/06/containment-season-1-episode-7-inferno.html

* "For the (Not)Watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ 6×07 Recap:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/notwatch-game-thrones-6x07-recap/

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

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* "Clinton attacking Trump on housing crisis:"

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* "Trump's $1 million lie:"

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* "Congress surprisingly silent on Hastert's misdeeds:"

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* "Trump's new fundraisers a dubious cast of characters:"

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* The first of the men on trial for the police murder of Freddie Grey has been acquitted.

* "What This 95-Year-Old Trans Woman Wants You To Know:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/05/109265/transgender-ww2-veteran-robina-asti-interview?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=direct

* "The Economics of Immigration: Crash Course Econ #33 :"

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* "Anti-Vaxxers, Conspiracy Theories & Epistemic Responsibility: Crash Course Philosophy #14:"

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* "The Religious Right: Part Two | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:"

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* "The NRA Endorses Donald Trump:"

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* "The TSA Is Hiring:"

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* "Donald Trump Pays Back Chris Christie:"

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* "That's What She Said Award - State Lawmaker Steps Up to Sexism:"

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* My body was being incredibly inconvenient this week end. Primary among the inconveniences is my right leg mostly not working and the associated pain. Apologies to those I've disappointed by not being able to internet social even while this and various other things were going on.

* "...but 6.05 exhausted me.:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/144894765617/but-605-exhausted-me

* "Here Are All The Ways You Can Help Fort McMurray:" http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/05/04/fort-mcmurray-how-to-help_n_9843774.html?ncid=tweetlnkcahpmg00000002

* Want to help Equador in the wake of their Earthquake? http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/americas/ecuador/ecuador-red-cross-responds-to-deadly-earthquake-72129/

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

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

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* The ceasefire in Syria that was supposed to start in February continuing to be imaginary, on average one Syrian is killed every 25 minutes and one wounded every thirteen. An airstrike on a hospital in Aleppo has killed at least fourteen people, including 3 doctors and three other medical personal. One of the Doctors was the last living pediatrician in the city. Among the dead are an unspecified number of children.

* "Worker: System blocked some ballots in Arizona primary:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/poll-worker-voters-given-wrong-ballots-in-arizona-primary/2016/04/25/64c4a732-0b23-11e6-bc53-db634ca94a2a_story.html

* In Milwaukee a two year old boy found a loose gun in the back of a car, and not being in a child seat, shot his mother to death while she was driving. A four year old in Florida did something similar last month, though the mother survived in that case. There are no plans to put proper gun safety laws in place.

* "N.C. Gov. Can’t Even Enforce Anti-Trans ‘Bathroom Law' In His Own Building:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/north-carolina-hb2-trans-bathroom-use-law_us_571e929ce4b0b49df6a8c03c

* "We tracked down the lawyers behind the recent wave of anti-trans bathroom bills:" http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/04/alliance-defending-freedom-lobbies-anti-lgbt-bathroom-bills

* "‘Bathroom bills’ focus on the trans community but could affect another group more:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/bathroom-bills-focus-on-the-trans-community-but-could-affect-another-group-more/2016/04/24/c5026920-0a26-11e6-bfa1-4efa856caf2a_story.html

* Jeeves, Wooster, Spinoza. "A Goodish Spot of Philosophy:" http://heuristicdevice.tumblr.com/post/133096116787/a-goodish-spot-of-philosophy

* Containment: Look, I know it's a made up disease and also I'm not an epidemiologist, though I am a life long plague watcher. Either the authorities in this show have to be lying about the "48 hour quarantine" or the writers are not making sense. How do I know? You need at least two full life cycles of the disease since the last person is cured or dead for diseases like ebola. Given how fast and deadly this bioweapon is meant to be, I'm betting they'd want a lot longer. Even best case scenario (no one has it now and no one new is infected in the 48 hour time span they project, no reputable public health authority would lift the quarantine at that point. I saw that for the second episode they amended "100% fatality" to 100% so far, which is an improvement, but I'm still side eyeing the original statement given the sample size. I've got some fundamental questions about the disease design, which I'm willing to let them hand wave by it being not a natural mutation, but I'm still bothered by the contagion being all over that family's home, and who else did they come into contact with. How can they be sure they completely sanitized that house? I also want to know a lot more about the bioweapon design part. For weapons to use against an enemy, governments generally choose something either very contagious, but that you can immunize your own people against/treat if your emergency services are prepared (like small pox), or something very deadly but with a lower R after initial release (like anthrax). Super contagious and deadly and on a viral vector that spreads the way flu spreads? That's an out right Doomesday scenario. Not kill the enemy and maybe some of the releasing side die too, but they inherit the earth type stuff, but everyone dies. for that you'd need very good microbiologists who want the world to end and likely level 4 containment equipped labs. It's a terrible idea, and the quality of equipment they'd need and high quality willing scientists and money means I have questions about having all of those things in one place. This besides my serious questions about the show writers hints as to origin and this their underlying political agenda. I also have other questions, like, they know in episode 2 what they are dealing with and late stage patients will infect people aggressively. Why doesn't the cop have proper hood and gloves by now? Why are they letting him handle potentially infectious people and objects with his porous leather cop gloves instead of disposable gloves, preferably in two layers as one uses for a serious hemorrhagic? Fuck is going on at the CDC that they don't know basic infection prevention protocols? And these are just the ones off the top of my head. I know, it's all nitpicky, but it bugs me. I'm an amateur. I'd love to know what pros think.

* Ebay time again:

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* Want to help Equador in the wake of their Earthquake? http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/americas/ecuador/ecuador-red-cross-responds-to-deadly-earthquake-72129/

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Law enforcement: Trump staffer directed us to kick out students:"

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* "Student kicked out of Trump rally speaks:"

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* "Why David Duke matters:"

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* "The Republican who says Obama saved his life:"

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* "Georgia Police Officer Who Killed Anthony Hill Indicted for Murder:" http://mic.com/articles/133233/georgia-police-officer-who-killed-anthony-hill-indicted-for-murder?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.IhsaRTcw0

* Election Results 3/9: Hawaii: Trump 42.4%, Cruz 32.7%, Rubio 13.1%, Kasich 10.6%. Idaho: Cruz 14, Trump 10. Michigan: Trump 25, Cruz 17, Kasich 17; Sanders 65; Clinton 58. Mississippi: Trump 24, Cruz 13; Clinton 29, Sanders 4. Cumulative: Rep: Trump 446, Cruz 347, Rubio 151, Kasich 54. Needed: 1237. Dem: Clinton: 1221, Sanders 571. Needed 2383.

* Next Up:
Sat, Mar 12: Guam (R), Northern Marianas (D), DC (R)
Tue, Mar 15: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Northern Mariana Islands (R), Ohio

* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - Don Lemon Talks Racism at CNN's Democratic Debate:"

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* "A New Approach to Gun Violence Prevention:"

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* "Who's to Blame for the Ku Klux Klan?:"

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* "Donald Trump Throws the GOP Into Chaos:"

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* EBAYs, 5ish days:

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* Help pay for gas to get a rescue kitty safe to his new forever home. paypal@ninjakitten.com

* Want to help the people of Fiji in the wake of Cyclone Winston?: http://www.redcross.com.fj/

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

* Help the poisoned children of Flint Michigan. "Water Crisis:&"; https://www.cfgf.org/cfgf/GoodWork/FlintArea/WaterCrisis/tabid/855/Default.aspx

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

* Want to help finance my meds/medical co pays? 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

* 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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* You can really tell my state is Bernie Sanders leaning demographically as he's hard selling with huge ad saturation and Hilary Clinton's barely bothered.

* Here's the who won which state break down: http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results

* The next primaries and Caucuses are:
Sat, Mar 5: Kansas, Kentucky (R), Louisiana, Maine (R), Nebraska (D)
Sun, Mar 6: Maine (D), Puerto Rico (R)
Tue, Mar 8: Hawaii Caucus (R), Idaho (R), Michigan, Mississippi

* "Louis Farrakhan Endorses Donald Trump:"

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* "Iowa's Kid-Friendly Gun Bill:"

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* "Donald Trump's Fascist Week:"

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* Today I exhausted myself with forage and groceries. I did get nearly all the things except the two very specific things out of stock. They will have to wait for next month. I went to the Repair cafe but they only fix Macs and not IBM. I am in an alarming about of pain. It's incredibly discouraging.

* Help pay for gas to get a rescue kitty safe to his new forever home. paypal@ninjakitten.com

* Want to help the people of Fiji in the wake of Cyclone Winston?: http://www.redcross.com.fj/

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

* Help the poisoned children of Flint Michigan. "Water Crisis:&"; https://www.cfgf.org/cfgf/GoodWork/FlintArea/WaterCrisis/tabid/855/Default.aspx

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

* Want to help finance my meds/medical co pays? 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

* 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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* "After I Lived in Norway, America Felt Backward. Here’s Why.:" http://www.thenation.com/article/after-i-lived-in-norway-america-felt-backward-heres-why/

* "At Biotech Party, Gender Diversity Means Cocktail Waitresses:" http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-13/at-biotech-party-gender-diversity-means-cocktail-waitresses

* "A Black Woman Walks Into A Gun Show:" http://www.buzzfeed.com/kashanacauley/what-its-like-to-be-a-black-woman-at-a-gun-show#.rqL6gQZVV

* Racism Infographic: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/138721650597/america-wakiewakie-one-of-the-most-sinister

* "You Can Get PTSD From Staying In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship:" https://www.yahoo.com/health/you-can-get-ptsd-from-1332555794948150.html

* "Toronto constable guilty of attempted murder in 2013 streetcar shooting of teen:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/james-forcillo-verdict-1.3414974

* "Debunking the myths of OCD - Natascha M. Santos :"

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* "The contributions of female explorers - Courtney Stephens:"

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* "155-year old mouse trap claims its latest victim:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/138723507102/155-year-old-mouse-trap-claims-its-latest-victim

* Hector kept escalating until he had another small stroke. The second in the last week. He's been getting all the cuddles, and I'm making sure he has lots of tuna. We ended up not podcasting, though the visit was good.

...And vehicle renewal came today. It's gone up and I don't have the money for it. I know, I know. I need to do more ebay sales.

* "Shallow Descriptions of People of Colour:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/01/shallow-descriptions-of-people-of-colour.html

* Random thought: Were Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Betta fish?

* I keep poking at why I'm so angry about the loss of Mazikeen's mask in Lucifer. It's a little hard to put into words, but I'm going to give it a try. Mazikeen's feelings about her appearance are important to her character design in the graphic novels. She is very specifically furious about having her agency stolen in regards to how she presents herself and very specifically about being made symmetrical to conform to human standards of beauty. The fact that the person who did it was well meaning and had no way of knowing she was doing harm doesn't cut any ice with Mazikeen. For her it was a fundamental violation of Self. When the show creators decided to through that whole part of her identity as a demon and as a character out, they are fundamentally tossing out a big part of who she is and how she thinks and identifies. They are also violating her exactly the way she was violated in the books and presenting this as voluntary. A Mazikeen who chooses to walk around looking conventionally, symmetrically attractive in this particular way instead of choosing a mask so she can maintain a crucial part of who she is, isn't Mazikeen. Yes, I know they are solving mysteries instead of doing the comics plot, but calling her Mazikeen and changing something so fundamental to her character design and arc is creepy and terrible. The nuance of the parts of the story around appearance and identity were incredibly important to me as a reader. I am angry enough about it that I'm having trouble concentrating on anything else they are trying to do.

I know, I know, for most people this is trivial. To me they have taken a character who is important to me and gutting her. It isn't just the loss of the mask, it's what it represents both for the story/character and for what it portends for the treatment of source elements in the series. I can only think they fundamentally misunderstand the text they are adapting from or they have no respect for it. Either way.... Yeah. I'm out.

* "Selznick and the Maxims of Adaptation:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/selznick-and-the-
* Help the poisoned children of Flint Michigan. "Water Crisis:" https://www.cfgf.org/cfgf/GoodWork/FlintArea/WaterCrisis/tabid/855/Default.aspx

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

* Want to help finance Hector's cat food and my meds/medical co pays? 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

* 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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