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* "The Rohingya crisis: Why won't Aung San Suu Kyi act?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41187517

* "Betsy DeVos wants to roll back protections for campus rape survivors:" https://news.vice.com/story/betsy-devos-wants-to-roll-back-protections-for-campus-rape-survivors

* The world is on fire, in some cases literally. Climate Denial needs to stop NOW.

* "Philly Police Union President Calls Black Lives Matter Activists 'A Pack Of Rabid Animals':" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/philly-police-union-president-calls-black-lives-matter-activists-a-pack-of-rabid-animals_us_59aacc02e4b0dfaafcf0bc55

* "‘Doctor Who’ writer makes fun of trans women’s names:" https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/09/doctor-writer-makes-fun-trans-womens-names/

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

* This is old, but applies to sociopathic economists applauding hurricane Price Gouging and to the heath care debate. "Do Economists Actually Know What Money Is?:" https://www.currentaffairs.org/2016/10/do-economists-actually-know-what-money-is

* "Ancient Troy: The City & the Legend:" https://www.livescience.com/38191-ancient-troy.html

* "How we lost the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World:" http://www.salon.com/2017/08/20/how-we-lost-the-seven-wonders-of-the-ancient-world/

* "Joaquin Phoenix played him in Gladiator - but what do you really know about Commodus?:" http://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/evenings/commodus/8840516

* "Archaeologists dig in to reveal Roman emporium:" http://www.kentonline.co.uk/faversham/news/archaeologists-dig-in-to-reveal-130738/

* On King Richard the Lionheart's sexuality: http://qqueenofhades.tumblr.com/post/71441456463/scholarly-saturday-richard-the-lionheart-and

* "Cirque Du Sewer – The Gong Show:"

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* "There's A Trump Protest For Everyone!:"

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* "The Worst Part Of Steve Bannon's First Interview: Steve Bannon:"

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* "Donald Trump Plays Nice with Democrats:"

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* An Excellent Dog Story: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164972472430/mom-adopts-a-dog

* "The world’s tiniest dragon must defend his hoard, a single gold coin, from those who would steal it.:" https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/165139435639/bdubs8807-mildswearingat4am

* I was amused by the Gong Show periodically getting fetish porn past the censors, but am deeply uncomfortable with them veering into public self harm. Fuckssake that kid was 16.

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

* Authorities in Antigua & Barbuda want people to go through the Red Cross right now, as what is needed is centralized relief through a legitimate charity. https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-irma-donations?scode=RSG00000E017&utm_campaign=irma&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwZr44KqX1gIVCIR-Ch0EXQQ0EAAYASAAEgJnBPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CJqzzvKql9YCFY2Tfgods-gBXQ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "U.N. mulls U.S. push for North Korea oil embargo, textile export ban:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-un/u-n-mulls-u-s-push-for-north-korea-oil-embargo-textile-export-ban-idUSKCN1BH2QA?il=0

* "Reversing denials, Facebook admits Russia-tied election ad buy:"

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* Look, y'all know I despise everything about 45, but I absolutely agree the Debt Ceiling needs to go and have been of that opinion for decades. It's not necessary. Sensible countries don't HAVE one. If Congress appropriates money, Treasury should just be allowed to raise it; if Congress doesn't WANT to spend the money, they shouldn't vote to appropriate it. The Debt Ceiling has always been an unnecessary step, but Republican Congress Critters not bright enough to understand that refusing to pay your credit card bill does not mean you haven't spent the money and only makes things dramatically worse rather quickly has turned it into an endlessly recurring crisis for most of my adult life. Removing the step removes the source of economic instability with no down side.

* "Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave in Recent Days:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/hundreds-of-epa-workers-leave-in-recent-days-1504660207

* TW: Rape. Pro-Rape Republicans are at it again. She is lying that even though false claims are vanishingly rare 90% of rapes aren’t and that somehow rapists and their victims are morally equivalent. "DeVos to scrap Obama-era school sexual assault policy:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/07/betsy-devos-to-revamp-obama-era-schools-sexual-assault-policy-242444

* "Schneiderman suing Trump over DACA cites 'discriminatory animus':"

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* "In US, anti-immigrant policy has roots in racist eugenics:"

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* Feeding Kids in the name of Philando Castille: https://www.youcaring.com/jjhillschoolandotherschools-914378

* "Toxic floodwaters pose health risk after Hurricane Harvey:"

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* The smoke is still an issue today, but less extreme, and the temperature being reasonable really helps. I am still getting that delightful stabbed in the back feeling when I move, and my lungs are not great, but I'm actually functional. I dragged myself out on time for the car appointment. it went so fast my tea didn't have time to cool enough to drink. There is a suspicion a bolt might need replacing. I am to bring it back if the chittering starts again. Bolt replacement will be free if so, because Honest Mechanic is a superstar. I forgot to ask about the engine light, alas. I am still quietly panicking about bills, but I am not convinced I'm well enough to do ebay without error, so I'll likely hold another day at least until I'm struggling less with things like breathing.

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* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Next Thursday, 5pm
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October 1 2017, 10am
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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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 have been disappointed by Aung San Suu Kyi's silence on this issue. now that she does speak, I am furious. "Rohingya crisis: Myanmar 'mining border' as refugees flee:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41176488

* "Hurricane Irma damage considerable:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41172726

* "Gauri Lankesh: Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41169817

* How is this not considered corrupt? "Trump gets millions from golf members. CEOs and lobbyists get access to president:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/06/trump-gets-millions-golf-members-ceos-and-lobbyists-get-access-president/632505001/

* "Facebook turns over info on Russian ads to Mueller: report:" http://thehill.com/news-by-subject/technology/349567-facebook-turns-over-info-on-russian-ads-to-mueller-report

* "Trump lawyer to reporter: 'Are you on drugs?':"

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* "Senate resolution to force Trump's hand on condemning Charlottesville hate groups:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/06/senate-charlottesville-trump-hate-groups-242361

* "Kentucky Could Become The Only State Without A Clinic That Performs Abortions:" http://www.npr.org/2017/09/06/548739211/kentucky-could-become-the-only-state-without-a-clinic-that-performs-abortions

* "In US, anti-immigrant policy has roots in racist eugenics:"

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* "States file lawsuit challenging Trump decision on Dreamers:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-ny/states-file-lawsuit-challenging-trump-decision-on-dreamers-idUSKCN1BH1HS

* "Admin memo: DACA recipients should prepare to leave:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/05/politics/white-house-memo-daca-recipients-leave/index.html

* Feeding Kids in the name of Philando Castille: https://www.youcaring.com/jjhillschoolandotherschools-914378

* "Number 18 - Rest In Power Kashmire Redd:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/number-18-rest-in-power-kashmire-redd.html

* How to be an ally, Catholic Priest edition: http://sora-power.tumblr.com/post/165062278467/fatedefied-romancingthebookworm

* "The EPA’s bizarre response to report on Houston contaminants:"

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* "Xiuhtezcatl Martinez - Taking On Climate Change with "We Rise":"

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* "New Roman tombs discovered in Egypt's Dakhla Oasis:" http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/275873/Heritage/GrecoRoman/New-Roman-tombs-discovered-in-Egypts-Dakhla-Oasis.aspx

* "Obama's Shade-Filled Letter to Trump:"

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* "Trump Puts Dreamers' Futures in Congress's Hands:"

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* I should likely warn people I am pretty heavily medicated tonight as my body is really not okay just now and the pain is pretty impressive on top of everything else that is going on with my respiratory system, etc.. Apologies if this effects quality of service. I simply need to be upright for hydration and that wasn't happening without a collection of PRNs on top of standard scheduled meds.

* I am really angry about Alex. Also the cousin, but particularly Alex who deserved better than a fridging. you know, like an arc of her own and some agency. "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 8: Extraction:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/09/the-strain-season-4-episode-8-extraction.html

* Autocorrect changed "cruelty" to "ice cream" on tumblr. If only this alchemy worked in the real world.

* "What do you think are the worst five (or ten if you're feeling particularly salty) instances of the checklist effect?:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164325260992/what-do-you-think-are-the-worst-five-or-ten-if

* "thoughts on tonight’s execution:" http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/165030107058/thoughts-on-tonights-execution

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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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* "South Africa's boxing grannies:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-41055076/south-africa-s-boxing-grannies

* "Trump on North Korea's missile launch: 'All options are on the table'':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/29/trump-shinzo-abe-phone-call-north-korea-242123

* Refusing to tend to the public good has consequences that can kill. His decision to "shrink government" by deliberately under staffing FEMA led to what we are seeing in Texas. "Trump responds to Ingraham: We're trying to shrink government:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/29/trump-shrink-government-laura-ingraham-242128

* And now, for an impressive display of callousness. "Trump praises crowd size while touring Harvey damage:" http://thehill.com/homenews/348424-trump-praises-turnout-outside-fire-station-where-he-was-briefed-on-harvey

* "Trump Punishes Longtime Aide After Angry Phoenix Speech, Sources Say:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-28/trump-is-said-to-punish-longtime-aide-after-angry-phoenix-speech

* "Republicans Divided in Views of Trump’s Conduct; Democrats Are Broadly Critical:" http://www.people-press.org/2017/08/29/republicans-divided-in-views-of-trumps-conduct-democrats-are-broadly-critical/

* "Joe Arpaio was even worse than you think:"

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* "Joy Reid - How Democrats Can Start Winning Elections Again - Extended Interview:"

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* Climate Denial has real life implications. Hardened Infrastructure is important. "Why Houston wasn't ready for a big hurricane like Harvey:"

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* "Baltimore man among 3 more charged in Charlottesville, Va., white supremacist rally:" http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-charlottesville-arrest-0827-story.html

* They've arrested him, but the assholery on display here seemed like something people ought to see. "Warrant issued for Marietta man connected to Charlottesville beating:" http://www.ajc.com/news/local/warrant-issued-for-marietta-man-connected-charlottesville-beating/c3KnAXcx0p4M1RJatJgXzN/

* NAZI waste of skin Daniel Borden’s claiming it was somehow Black Lives Matter’s fault that he and a group of other racist thugs targeted a random African American man, Deandre Harris, for brutal assault in Charlottesville, continuing to beat with metal poles and kick the innocent victim as he tried to crawl away in between bouts of unconsciousness. How BLM forced him to do this seems pretty unclear to me, but his lawyer insists this is the case.

Other reports are showing he has a long history of racism, including threatening a student with a knife white yelling anti-Semetic slurs in Middle School. I am having a hard time finding one good article that contains the racist history while not trying to humanize him and make him somehow the victim instead of someone who pretty clearly tried to murder an innocent person because he hates black people, that will not also eat one of your ten NYTimes or Washington Post clicks for the month.

This link is the closest I came. TW: Picture of a group of Neo_NAZIs very nearly beating an innocent man to death. Seriously, Deandre Harris is lucky to be alive and the pictures of his injuries are horrific. "Ex-Mason High School student charged in Charlottesville beating:" http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2017/08/26/ex-mason-high-school-student-charged-charlottesville-beating/605575001/

* "Why There Are No Nazi Statues in Germany:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/20/why-there-are-no-nazi-statues-in-germany-215510?lo=ap_f1

* "How natural disasters became a presidential test:"

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* "Numerous Fires Spread from North to South in Oregon:" https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/numerous-fires-spread-from-north-to-south-in-oregon

* "Fire crews around Oregon utilize helicopters to fight burns:" http://kval.com/news/local/fire-crews-around-oregon-utilize-helicopters-to-fight-burns

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

* "Austin Pets Alive! APA! Hurricane Harvey Evacuations - Austin Pets Alive!:" https://www.austinpetsalive.org/2017/08/apa-hurricane-harvey-evacuations/

* "Houston hazards multiply as flooding worsens:"

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* "Neil deGrasse Tyson - Beyond Earth in "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" - Extended Interview:"

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* "Hurricane Harvey Hits Texas:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness: Pardon Edition - Sheriff Joe Arpaio:"

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* "Did Team Trump Reveal Their Middle Man to Moscow?:"

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* I feel less of a scrotum about yesterday, now that it's clear I'm sick, likely with flu.

* This was my very favorite part when I was seven first time through and still is the part I think of first when Lord of the Rings is mentioned. The images were so powerful. "Sam Steers the Narrative in the Passage of the Marshes:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/sam-passage-marshes-lotr-reread/

* "Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale:" http://imgur.com/gallery/i5dsO#zE7qkQ0

* *Eyes Cavett and Anthony Quinn* It is 1972. They are championing black and yellowface over the objection of the black community as if they are right. I have trouble believing there are no qualified black actor to play a lead role in 1972. I name lots of examples of leading man and leading man quality actors of the sixties nd seventies.

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$) Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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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* TW: Graphic images of babies an children starving to death in the literal sense. They will warn you before the really bad ones start. If you skip from the warning to 2:52 it is safe after. "Venezuela's child malnutrition crisis grows:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-latin-america-40130224/venezuela-s-child-malnutrition-crisis-grows

* Tw: Contains images of starving children with cholera. "Witnessing Yemen's desperate suffering:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41000237

* "South African farmers who forced black man into coffin convicted:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/25/south-african-farmers-who-forced-black-man-into-coffin-convicted

* "Trump just killed a study looking into the health effects of coal in Central Appalachia:" http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/08/trump-kills-coal-health-study/

* "How America Lost Its Mind:" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/how-america-lost-its-mind/534231/

* "Opinion | Americans are burning down the house:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/americans-are-burning-down-the-house/2017/07/10/7b522ea6-65af-11e7-a1d7-9a32c91c6f40_story.html?utm_term=.80c482cb7a91

* On History and Monuments: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664006673/blackness-by-your-side-we-need-statues-of-black

* This has a bunch of likes to Joe Arpaio's human Rights abuses at the bottom: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164663729598/anarchoclintonism-weavemama-weavemama-this

* "Dashcam video shows police sexually assaulted Texas woman, lawyer says:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/16/charnesia-corley-houston-texas-police-dashcam-video?CMP=share_btn_tw

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

* Black Lives Matter at the Boston Protest/Counter Protest: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164695739177/allonsyforever-blm-organizers-and-protesters

* "Arrest Made In Tee Tee Dangerfield Murder Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/arrest-made-in-tee-tee-dangerfield.html

* "Man Killed After Standing Up For Gay Friends, Witnesses Say:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lake-worth-florida-shooting-gay_us_59895efee4b0d7937389bca4

* "This Man Had To Find A New Place Because He’s Gay — And It’s Totally Legal:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurenstrapagiel/this-man-had-to-find-a-new-place-because-hes-gay-and-its?utm_term=.xoE9GB1qrV#.dh40BRzQyp

* "Former Olympian Gets Proposed To In Venice, And The Pics Are So Romantic:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/olympic-diver-proposal-venice_us_599c69b6e4b06a788a2c311a?section=us_queer-voices&utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=qv_fb&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000050

* "How “fake news” could get even worse:" https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2017/07/economist-explains-3?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/howfakenewscouldgetevenworse

* "A Whopping 91% of Plastic Isn't Recycled:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment/

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

* "18th-Century London Burial Thwarted Grave Robbers:" http://www.archaeology.org/news/5777-170801-london-body-snatchers

* "I Repeat: Confederate Is Not A Good Idea Right Now:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/i-repeat-confederate-is-not-a-good-idea-right-now/

* "Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do:"

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* "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 6: Tainted Love:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/the-strain-season-4-episode-6-tainted.html

* "Sunday Sweets: Fabulous Faux Flowers:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/8/27/sunday-sweets-fabulous-faux-flowers.html

* "Honestly, comic book writers have gotta start using their characters for more current events commentary.:" http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/164694561909/phdna-princessamericachavez-honestly-comic

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

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

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

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* "Pence spokesman squirms on Russia question:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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* "Stop Using Minimum Wage To Determine Who Is Beneath You:" http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/ward-anderson/minimum-wage-hating-the-poor_b_16922788.html

* "After A Year, Seattle’s New Minimum Wage Hasn’t Raised Retail Prices:" https://www.fastcompany.com/3059118/after-a-year-seattles-new-minimum-wage-hasnt-raised-retail-prices

* A Muslim man answers a white supremacist: http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/161553244851/bellygangstaboo-standing-ovation

* "Colo. Woman Is Being Terrorized by Racist Notes Slipped Under Her Door, but Apartment Complex Refuses to Let Her Break Lease:" http://www.theroot.com/colo-woman-is-being-terrorized-by-racist-notes-slipped-1795821403

* "Number 12- Rest In Power And Peace, Kenne McFadden:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/number-12-rest-in-power-and-peace-kenne.html

* Today was disaster. Real, serious, I don't know what the fuck I'm going to do level disaster. This move has been incredibly rough on me physically, and I'm kind of at the end of my rope anyway on that. (The Wednesday allergen exposure was so bad I have a rash in patches all over my body and my eyes were so bad they woke me up. My meds schedule is disrupted which means the AS is kicking my ass, and apparently all the stress has revved up my auto-immune situation so that there was measurable new damage over the course of Thursday).

Today, though. I am so fucked. We take the first load over and get back in to drive back to the old house for another and the starter doesn't turn over. I correctly assume the battery is drained. A nice lady gives us directions to a cheap battery place and jump. This is an excellent place, cheap, friendly, honest, and full of locals. No frills and everything I want in a mechanic. They basically just do tires and batteries. There is an understandably long long line, but our guy is intelligent, charming and looks like a taller Ty from Almighty Johnsons. I am not panicked at this point. We do not need a new battery, just refurbishing on corroded wires. I give him my toilet paper money for the month, which is cheap for a thing that will fix my car. It turns out we need a new grounding wire, which is not a thing they do there, but he estimated we had about a year to raise the money before it failed, so the day is still going reasonably well, considering. We'd lost a couple hours and my toilet paper, we had plenty of time for moving everything they had packed already.

I try to start the car. It doesn't. He figures out it's a sticky...some word I'd never heard of for a part attached to the starter? Anyway, he showed us where to bang to get the car to start. We drive away.

I get pulled over for speeding leaving Ferndale, which is very much my fault. My instinct is to speed up once we are over the bridge and into the country straight away, so I tend to speed up about half a mile too soon. especially sleep deprived, exhausted, having only had a nasty granola bar too eat as I hadn't time to eat before I left, plus the whole long drive over back roads broken car stress. I am white and I wasn't going that far above the limit, and I do well with polite and contrite when confronted with cops. I know it's a white privilege thing and I feel terrible about this working for me when I know if I were Native or black the whole thing would have been potentially life threatening and at minimum expensive. It's also a class privilege thing, which I also feel shitty about. I am poor and have been my whole life, but I code switch like a champ thanks to my accent and schooling. I feel shitty about taking advantage of something that everyone should have, which is decent treatment by police, but we were looking at this month's car insurance money if I got a ticket, so... polite and contrite and code switched up the class scale and mention being stressed about car trouble and let him let me off.

The car doesn't start. I pop the hood and hobble 'round back and the cop watches me grab the tire ion and hobble it back to the front. I wang the thing. I start the car and close the hood and put the tire iron up front, knowing I'll need it later. I figure i nothing else, this vindicates in his head that my day really was made of shit before he stopped me. This is still not disastrous. I kept my car insurance money. I can live with wanging the car to start it every time.

We get back to the house. I top the car and realise I forgot to roll down the stupid power window. Car won't start. Pop hood, wang the thing, leaving the hood open as we'll need to wang it to leave. Car doesn't start.

Fuck. Fuckfuckfuckfuck.

Correctly reasoning that there is a chance that it worked at the mechanic because the super long wait with the hood popped let it cool down (parts expand in the heat. It is a hot day and driving long distances heats a car right up even on a cold one and it might be enough to through something already dicey enough off to bork it), I settled under a tree with my book for an hour or so. I weighed the advantage of going straight home vs stopping halfway for free fluid top off and waiting an hour or so for the car to cool down enough to start. I opted for the fluids. The distance being shorter the wait was shorter, but enough to alarm the fluid jockeys. I assured them it was fine and would start once it had cooled down a bit and that's why I'd stopped for fluids. (There were no warning lights and the temp gauge was low medium). I drove home.

I can't do things like forage or go for meds through stop and go traffic without scheduling in a couple extra hours for reading in allergen laden air with the hood open or every stop. It's not tenable.

I've no real idea what fixing it will cost. I suspect the part won't be too bad, but the part looks well embedded, which I bet means labor cost'll be in the 3-5 hundred range at honest downtown mechanic. I don't know, of course, but say, not paying rent and possibly bills for a month is not option.

Fuck. Fuckity fuck.

Why can't I take the bus? I don't have 50ish dollars a month to throw away and the bus doesn't let out anywhere close to where I need to go, which means every single trip to do anything involves literal miles of painful gimping to and fro, plus I can't buy more than a back pack full of groceries at a time, which means gimping these long distances over and over with weights. There is a special bus for disabled people that actually takes you where you want to go. I've waited close to a decade to hear back about my application, so I'm guessing that's a no and we're still talking a back pack plus whatever I can balance on my head while gimping. (I am not skilled on the level of the people who have to tote giant jugs of water, but If a thing is not too heavy, like a forage box or the water for my plants I put it on my head with a steadying hand in case my balance wavers and I can manage sort distances , which are longer than I can manage one handed without doing it that way.) So I can use the fix route bus at the price of not being able to do anything else that day and the next and possibly the one after (including things like making food and doing dishes) for things like the doctor and library, but not really for things like forage or grocery shopping. I become trapped in my house, as even small simple trips involve enough advanced planning for me to save up spoons for there and back again and to clear everything else until I recover enough to cope...

Fucked.

On the upside, they’ve got someone else with a car to help them next week, so all that was lost as far as getting them moved somewhere safe was a day of hauling.

* I finally finished Blacklist. You have to understand, I am 100% team Mr. Kaplan, and I stopped giving a fart about Red the second he put a bullet in her head. I actually guessed a big chuck of the season arc, though not all the twists, and I had hoped for a different ending. (The Dembe thing was so transparent as to not even count as a twist as I guessed how that would play out the moment I grasped the scenario basics, but I did not guess Wressler's old partner would turn up or the end of season stupidity, so not 100%, but I'd guess maybe 80%? Certainly I guessed who Red was under attack by and the broad outlines of where it would go). I did love the all Mr. Kaplan episode and pretty much all her things worked for me, except the very end which was clumsy. I did like how Samar and Aram resolved. (Earlier seasons it wouldn't have worked for me, but the power balance equalized and it works for me now). I am not sure if the show is worth watching another season without Mr. Kaplan, as I'm not convinced the other characters are enough to make me want to put up with Reddington. He was musing for a few seasons, but it's reached the point where I just want him dead now and Dembe and off with his family away from the creepy codependent life endangering bullshit. I want the team to go off and have careers that don't corrupt them the way this does. I want this show over and done the way I wish someone would put Supernatural out of it's misery. I only barely managed to get through Redemption, despite a lot of talented acting and eye candy. It just didn't gel for me and I'm struggling to remember how they left it.

Liz should have picked her. Task force should have switched. Kate Kaplan could do all Red can do plus more plus she still has resources, plus she’d be able to do it while giving up killing people which long term solves the whole supporting a criminal enterprise, plus why in hell would they want anything to do with a man who’ use Liz as bait? Not forgivable. A friend points out they could have switched up the sides and had Reddington be the villain for a season, which would have been a cool parallel and let them keep a one of a kind character in play while still keeping Reddington’s ratings. It would have let Liz have some basic principles inculcated early her nanny instead of Red being her “real” sperm donor over riding everything, which is better drama and more interesting anyway. “In fact, she could have considered it incumbent upon her //as his daughter// to put a stop to his antics.” Thank you friend for pointing it out.

I just... meh. They had one canonically queer character on the show and unless they find a way to resurrect her twice in two years.... I think I have to be done.

There has never been a character like Kate Kaplan on TV. Seriously, name me one other elderly dangerous principled queer woman mastermind on all of TV? She was the only one anywhere and they FRIDGED her.

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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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* "National security argument for Trump's travel ban falls apart:"

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* That thing where Trump posed in military attire on the most expensive military boondoggle in US history reminded me so much of W.'s Mission Accomplished" photo op in the flight suit.

* James Comey's FBI, not content with having interfered with the 2016 Presidential election with vague public insinuations against Hillary Clinton about what turned out to be nothing, and the NY Office coordinating with the Trump campaign to help him win, all while the FBI was deliberately hiding information about the Trump campaign also coordinating with Russia on the grounds that making Hillary look guilty when she had done nothing wrong was a matter of such national importance that violating rules requiring FBI neutrality in elections was essential for the good of the nation but letting voters know how deep in bed with the Russians the Trump camp was was not important enough for voters to know, they are now obstructing the Congressional investigation on Russian election interference. #$%^*$%&@$!

Jeff Sessions did finally recuse himself this afternoon. People are wondering if he ordered the obstruction before the recusal, or if significantly more alarmingly, the FBI is doing this on it's own behalf. Another key question is why did the FBI not disclose that Jeff Sessions was under investigation for his Russian contacts or his purgatory during his confirmation hearing during that confirmation hearing? Would not letting Congress know this be the correct thing to do?

* "FBI not cooperating with House on Trump Russia investigation:"

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* "Carter Page: ‘I don’t deny’ meeting with Russian ambassador:"

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* "Send a Potato to Senator Ron Johnson:" http://johnsonpotato.com/

* "DREAMer Arrested Moments After Speaking Out Against Deportations At A News Conference:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/adolfoflores/dreamer-arrested-moments-after-speaking-out?utm_term=.cjeJe9DPBx#.jwq23yLMk4

* "Thousands attend 'Stand Against Hate' rally against Jewish cemetery vandalism:" http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/real-time/Stand-Against-Hate-rally-Jewish-cemetery-vandalism-Mount-Carmel-March-2-2017.html

* "Jewish cemetery vandalized in New York, third case in 2 weeks:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/03/us/jewish-cemetery-vandalized-headstones-new-york/

* "Muslim group calls for FBI after Wash. teen hanging ruled suicide:" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/muslim-group-calls-fbi-wash-teen-hanging-ruled-suicide-article-1.2985861

* TW: Hate Crimes described. "Do ALL Black Lives Matter?:"

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* "New York City school staff are now required to call trans students by preferred pronouns:" https://mic.com/articles/170163/new-york-city-school-staff-are-now-required-to-call-trans-students-by-preferred-pronouns?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.tcCsS6TEw

* "Evelyn Hooker’s groundbreaking research exploded the notion that homosexuality was a mental illness, ultimately removing it from the DSM.:" http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/02/myth-buster.aspx

* "Facial reconstruction made of 'brutally-killed' Pictish man:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-39002843

* "The environmental movement grapples with social justice in the age of Trump:" https://thinkprogress.org/the-environmental-movement-grapples-with-social-justice-in-the-age-of-trump-d0cb863c7996#.34vs4x623

* "Waiting For Godot’s Obamacare Replacement Starring Patrick Stewart :"

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* "Stephen On Trump's Speech: Just Because You Act Presidential, Doesn't Mean You Are:"

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* "After Well-Received Speech, Trump's Team Basks In The Afterglow:"

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* "Jeff Sessions Can't Recuse Himself From Stephen's Monologue:"

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* "Trump (Kind of) Responds to Jewish Attacks-The Daily Show with Trevor Noah:"

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* "Chris Colfer Wrote A Dark 'Candyland' Fan Fiction Musical:"

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* Thursday night I had people over for dinner and then we all went grocery shopping. It was nice to well enough to people for the first time in a month or so.

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* They have just purged most of the higher echelon career diplomats in the State Department, including folks who've been there since I was a toddler, people who've served through Nixon until just now. I know I keep saying this, but this is all absolutely terrifying. They've basically summarily fired most of the people who simultaneously know what they are doing and had the power to effect things.

It looks like they are trying to get rid of them so no one knowledgeable who actually cares about the best interest of the United States will be in the way of Exxon and Putin's foreign policy directives in the wake of Rex Tillerson's arrival.

* "Did a dictionary diss Trump team's 'alternative facts'?:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/alternative-facts-dictionary-conway-234005

* If you've got time and spoons, now looks like a really good time to call the White House to object to us returning to a policy of torture, rendition, and black sites.

* Props to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for having the most spine amoung the senate Democrats. I am disappointed in all the rest of you. Be better. Your country needs you.

* "Donald Trump is now president — here are 8 guides to help you resist his agenda:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/156329735276/yourenotaloneinthis-the-movemnt-donald-trump

* NoDAPL. "It’s important that donations are made to a variety of these campaigns:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/156428233978/thepoliticsoffrybread-me-non-natives-esp

* People responding to yet another attack on using inclusive language in the queer community: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/156256903546/how-about-you-dont-use-the-word-queer-to-describe

*****

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

* "Donald Trump is now president — here are 8 guides to help you resist his agenda:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/156329735276/yourenotaloneinthis-the-movemnt-donald-trump

* "free advice if you're going to any of the various protests, marches, etc. this week.:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/156113948218/free-advice-if-youre-going-to-any-of-the-various

* "Healthcare Resources:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/156106364557/healthcare-resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* NoDAPL. "It’s important that donations are made to a variety of these campaigns:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/156428233978/thepoliticsoffrybread-me-non-natives-esp

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

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

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

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

* This is the patreon of an RL friend with etsy link: https://www.patreon.com/karjack
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* "NYT: Intercepts part of Trump-Russia investigation:"

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* "Sen. Sherrod Brown: White House starting to look like Goldman...:"

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* "Trump scrambling for crucial hires after weak preparation:"

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* "At last minute, Trump asks Obama appointees to stay:"

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* Everything since early November has felt like the montage explaining how the world ended.

* Don't Forget Mike Pence: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/156112695818/cannibalcoalition-cannibalcoalition

* "Donald Trump is offering free tickets to his inauguration — and it's totally backfiring:" https://mic.com/articles/165707/donald-trump-is-offering-free-tickets-to-his-inauguration-and-it-s-totally-backfiring?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.UzIhCJz51

* "Obama leaves legacy of extraordinary accomplishments:"

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* So was Rick Perry flirting with Al Franken or what?

* " Montana Police Nail Mezuzah on Station Door, Defying Neo-Nazis:" http://forward.com/fast-forward/360481/photos-montana-police-nail-mezuzah-on-station-door-defying-neo-nazis/

* "I think the Fuck Not:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/156109193342

* "Things they don’t tell you about top surgery:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/156108905787/deducecanoe-lunapics-fonbella

* "Healthcare Resources:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/156106364557/healthcare-resources

* "free advice if you're going to any of the various protests, marches, etc. this week.:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/156113948218/free-advice-if-youre-going-to-any-of-the-various

* "A Topless Protester Grabs a Wax Donald Trump:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness - Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos:"

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* "President Obama Babyproofs America:"

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* "Back in Black - The Trump Inauguration's No-Star Lineup:"

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* "Swamp Dwellers:"

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* "The Great Feminists in Feminism Herstory Hall of Lady Fame :"

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* "Full Frontal Is Scared: Masha Gessen Edition:"

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* "Trump's Pre-Inauguration Photo Op:"

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* "Anxieties Over Russia Come to a Head:"

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* "How Donald Trump Spent His MLK Weekend:"

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* "The WERD: Repeal and Erase:"

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* "Trump Gets Ready For Day One-ish:"

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* "Obama's Final Message To The Press: Good luck!:"

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* "Trump's Inauguration: This Is Really Happening:"

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* "Grizzly Bears Are An Educational Menace:"

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* I wish there was some sort of simple way to tell whether one is tired or hungry.

* I went to get lung medicine today and as I pulled in, I saw the inevitable able bodied people blocking handicapped parking for a conversation, and was grumpily bracing to have to idle, burning gas and wasting time until they were done, as this is what usually happens in this scenario. Instead, get this, They moved out of the way. I've been handicapped for like a decade and they NEVER move out of the way. I thanked them on the way past and they were really nice and pleasant.

So get this. I'm leaving and there is a dad and two young sons blocking the exit to the handicapped lot and he sees me and the other car with a lady in wheelchair in it start to pull out of our parking spots, and he puts his arms around his kids and They moved out of the way! Twice in one day, polite able bodied people instead of passive aggressive assholes.

Bonus points? The four year old was dressed as superman and the 1-2nd grader was wearing an Obama tee shirt. Seems about right.

* My brain just parsed an Angie's List commercial as offering a Handy Man and not a handyman. *ahem*

* Some of you will remember the state of the apartment when I moved in, the Pigmen having pissed pretty much everywhere and the disgustingly grubby state of everything. My toilet was the worst. I suspect it hadn't been cleaned properly since they erected the building. I've been working on it, as bit at a time, but I assumed the rust streaks were as permanent as the damaged enamel. I started experimenting with those things you toss in the tank at some point in 2016 on the grounds it really couldn't make it worse and I'm buying them in packs at the dollar store, so it's not like the two dollars I spent so far was a huge investment. I was skeptical. My family never used them, we just cleaned the toilet regularly, and i figured it was a scam, but seriously two dollars in six months. I did see some mild improvement with the first set, so I invested in the second dollar's worth, only switched brands. I popped it after dinner. By 2AM, there was noticeable marked improvement. Dude! Really, I need all new plumbing what with the past it's sell by water heater, the crap water pressure for hot water, the pipes, and the wobbly toilet that I rigged back together after it broke and keep having to mess with, but no way is any of that happening. Right now, I'll settle for as toilet that works and is reasonable presentable to guests.

* I have reached season 5 of Shameless (I'm only 2/3 through so do not TELL me the rest). I think this is the first year I really liked Lip as a person. I really have appreciated his season 4-5 college arc which has been very much about culture shock and how hard it is for first generation college students. I don't always agree with his season 5 decitions, but oh, do I understand them. I am also really apreciating the writers making both Kevin AND Veronica clearly in the wrong for their marital troubles. It would have been so much easier to make one the put upon hero and one the villain. Instead they did something realer and more complex.

As always though, it is the Mickey and Ian plot that absolutely breaks me. Ian's stuff is so hard to watch and heartbreaking. Noel Fisher's performance though? Dayumn. His character has come so far from the guy who could only say "I love you" by committing hate crimes against Ian's other lovers. Watching his season four struggle to start owning his truth was beautiful. This season though, ouch. The performance is so fucking good. The tiny hesitation and the brave little lift of the chin every time he tells a new stranger/authority figure that he and Ian are together, lovers, boyfriends. The absolute devastation on his face and the love that is so clearly there as Ian spirals. This story is so important to me. Mickey Milkovich is so important to me. The Ian/Mickey relationship is really important to me.

* Dylan Thomas' " “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” has been bouncing around a lot in my head in the last year and especially since November. I know, I know. He wrote it when his dad was dying and there is an argument as to whether it is an admonition to his dying Father (harsh) or a description. It was my Father's favorite poem and I was exposed to it young.

I've thought about it an aweful lot over the years, and to me it has always been an exhortation to the living in the face of the reality of death. I'm okay with being wrong about intent, because the author is dead, after all, both metaphorically and physically. This is what it means, what it always means to me, a call to resist, a call for life and light to stand against in inevitability of entropy. I have lived that way personally. I sucked every morsel of delight and grief the world offered me. I fought for every step. Even as the lights go out all over the West, I will not go gentle and I will always rage, rage against the dying of the light. Fuck the academics who tell me different.

* "Emerald City, Season One, Episode Three: Mistress - New - Mistress:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/01/emerald-city-season-one-episode-three.html

* This was ages ago and the games has been dead a couple of years, but every now and then, I stop to appreciate that a literal Bear (Shifter) PC picked up a guy in a bath house in Early Medieval Spain and used him for the whole rest of the time in that city as a useful informational local contact, including getting him to get his cousin the guard to let him into a garden so they could have a tryst/infiltrate.

*****

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

* "free advice if you're going to any of the various protests, marches, etc. this week.:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/156113948218/free-advice-if-youre-going-to-any-of-the-various

* "Healthcare Resources:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/156106364557/healthcare-resources

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* This is the patreon of an RL friend with etsy link: https://www.patreon.com/karjack
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* "How To Help Indonesia Earthquake Victims: Guide On Donating Money Or Blood After Aceh Province Disaster:" http://www.ibtimes.com/how-help-indonesia-earthquake-victims-guide-donating-money-or-blood-after-aceh-2456400

* "What happened to China's arrested rights lawyers?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38250590

* "Fake US Embassy shut down after ten years in business:"

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* "Lobbyists boast of manipulating Trump:"

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* "Sanders: Trump is a 'pathological liar':"

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* "Trump intends to keep a stake in his company:"

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* "$500 billion opportunity for Exxon, Russia in Trump cabinet pick:"

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* "Trump to pick EPA antagonist to lead EPA:"

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* "Will Trump put eccentricity over expertise in choice for FDA?:"

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* "Past physical abuse accusation haunts Trump labor pick:"

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* "Poll shows Trump voter gap with facts, rest of Americans' views:"

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* "100 days to save the Republic:" http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/17/13626514/trump-systemic-corruption

* On the Comet Ping-Pong Attack: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/154220918230/obscuritory-im-not-in-the-mood-to-post-today

* "Remembering Normal:" http://blog.bl00cyb.org/2016/12/remembering-normal/

* "Pat McCrory concedes; Roy Cooper next NC governor:" http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article118942758.html

* "Don't mess with California (they're ready to resist Donald Trump):"

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* "Carrier union leader responds to Trump attack:"

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* "Fake news breaks through:"

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* "Ohio House passes legislation to block raising CLE minimum wage to $15:" http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/cleveland/ohio-house-passes-legislation-to-block-raising-cle-minimum-wage-to-15/365371079

* How to Defend Against Someone Grabbing Your hijab: https://www.facebook.com/zee.abdulla/videos/10210260835014799/

* "State rep endures anti-Muslim harassment on trip to White House:"

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* "John Glenn, First US Astronaut to Orbit Earth, Has Died at 95:" https://www.wired.com/2016/12/john-glenn-first-american-orbit-earth-died-95/

* "Big Furry Hat: Make iPhones That Don't Break:"

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* "Trump Gears Up to Dismantle the Government:"

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* "Trump Fakes a Deal:"

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* "Domino's Pizza Hires Delivery Reindeer:"

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* "Austria Votes Against Nationalism:"

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* "President-Elect Trump Talks to Taiwan:"

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* "The Navy Goes Green:"

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* "The Mall of America's First Black Santa:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness - HUD Secretary Nominee Ben Carson:"

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* "Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse - Trump's "Thank You" Victory Tour:"

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* "Donald Trump Already Touched China's Most Sensitive Spot:"

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* "Family Meeting With Vice President Joe Biden:"

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* "Nothing Makes Trump Happier Than Being Angry:"

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* "Sigourney Weaver: We Didn't Vote For Dirty Air And Dirty Water:"

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* Yesterday's adventure was long and complicated. I got out of the apartment on schedule and while putting the bags in my trunk I spotted a moving box from Sunday's move. Luckily the eye appointment was right where the box's owner now lives, as in dropping it off would be a three block detour. I went and got my eyes poked as planned and dropped the box off after. (She was luckily home, I almost never go up there since I stopped teaching and it's the far end of town). The directions to the place that sells Medicare covered glasses were an adventure. The assistant did sensibly start drawing a map without me asking. (One of my brain little glitches is that I have trouble translating verbal directions into a map. Show me a physical map and I do really well. Give me a landmark and no more than one or two verbal direction strings and I can generally find it, but I just lose long direction strings because I can't map them quickly onto the visual and kinesthetic schema).

Unfortunately she didn't start by drawing in landmarks I knew except the name of one of the big important streets nearby. She's like, "It's right by the Burger King." Me: I've no idea where the Burger King is. Her: Do you know *Town I've lived in since '98* at all? Me: I don't eat fast food, so I don't generally know where they are. Is this near the Walgreens? Her: No. It's right by the Dennys. Me: I'm a vegetarian. I don't eat there either. Her: *makes a horribly exasperated face and draws in Home Depot* It's over here in a Mall like the one we're in. Me: I know where how Depot is. you mean the strip Mall with the good Thai Restaurant? Her: I don't eat Thai Food. *We stare at each other for several looooong moments* Her: *starts trying to sketch in more landmarks she knows* It's my the military recruiting center. Me: *gives a Gallic shrug worthy of my Dad's best French BFF* Her, now desperate: It's by the Pet ER. Me, wildly relieved: Oh! I know exactly where the Emergency Vet is!

So I dropped off the box and I knew exactly how to get to the glasses place, skipping most of the rush hour traffic. I got the stink eye from one of the recruiters who were leaving for the day. (I was in my Harkness coat, PRIDE buttons prominently displayed, and with my crutch). I was amused because the four of them looked like a perfect, diverse recruiting poster, so perfect that they could be clip art. The glasses people were delightful. I had, of course, forgotten that I can't get cheapy lenses because my eyes are so bad they won't fit them, which means I need to raise the $31.00 for the cheapest level of compressed on top of the hundredish I'm short on bills and will have to let ride. It's important to get the glasses before anyone changes my health plan on me, which happens periodically this time of year without my consent, and I've lost glasses coverage that way before.

Then there was stop and go rush hour traffic, a grocery run, and another attempt to track down my birth day present which my sister sent to two apartments ago. They were home, but they'd sent it back to the post office.

When I got up for the bathroom early in the day, Tavy was very agitated and kept going to look out the bedroom window. Snow! So much snow! I don't think we've had real snow here in half a decade what with global warning completely borking regional weather patterns. I thought we might have entirely lost Winter. While snow is aesthetically pleasing and environmentally important, it means I'm housebound until it melts. Given the noticeable melting by the time I got up for real, it likely won't be that long, which is normal for here. (The mountains protect us and the Sound keeps things warmer than they would otherwise be. That time we had two weeks of snow here in our little bay was also freakish. Normal snow here used to be a few days to a week at a time 1-3 times a Winter with cold-freezing rain in between. The snow in the mountains is absolutely crucial though for things like agriculture, so it's good to see some of that trying to rebuild, even though I doubt this year's normalish weather is anything more than a blip. The environment here is changing. Species migrating north as things heat up. It was good to get a normal year though. I missed normal). Anyway, I did not take a picture as the snow had meltd just enough to be less aesthetic.

Today I discovered one of you kind souls paid for the glasses and bills, so thank you.

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Trump makes 'servile puppy dog' of Ted Cruz:"

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* This is IMPORTANT, yo. We need to win this one. "Louisiana's last 2016 Senate race has national significance:"

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* "Bernie Sanders: The Democrats Have To Become A Grassroots Party:"

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* "Yes, Trump can boost deportations and gut the Dreamer program for young immigrants:" http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-trump-immigration-20161109-story.html

* Be prepared for a long propaganda message before voting. "Call Speaker Ryan About the ACA:" http://gairid.tumblr.com/post/153339198139/call-speaker-ryan-about-the-aca

* "George Takei on proposed Muslim registry:"

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* "Steve Bannon And Reince Priebus Are The New Odd Couple:"

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* "With President Obama Out Of The Country, Stephen Takes Charge:"

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* "Stephen Had A Star Wars Affair Too:"

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* "President-Elect Trump Is Tweeting To Relieve The Pressure:"

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* "Cartoon Trump And Cartoon Putin Make First Joint Public Appearance:"

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* Y'all have likely noticed I'm 1-2 weeks behind on everything. I am doing my best, but I'm flooded. Apologies.

*****

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

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

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

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016818518/colinfirth-carecen-la-center-for-community

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "ISIS executes antiquities prof Khaled al-As'ad in Palmyra:" http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/18/middleeast/isis-executes-antiquities-expert/

* North Korea has started shelling the South. The South retaliated.

* The Macedonian authorities have brutally attacked Syrian refugees trying to cross out of Greece and are now refusing them passage through their country to Northern Europe.

* "Houston Texans' Arian Foster goes public about not believing in God:" http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/13369076/houston-texans-arian-foster-goes-public-not-believing-god

* TW: Rape, rape Culture. "It Was Easier to Give in Than Keep Running:"

* "'I Am Groot' Helped Teach A Young Boy With Dyspraxia How To Speak:" http://uproxx.com/movies/2015/08/groot-guardians-communicate/

* "#BlackLivesMatter Founder FB Statement On Trans Murders:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/08/blacklivesmatter-founder-fb-statement.html

* "August 14, 2015 Wasn't A Good Day For Black Trans Folks:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/08/august-14-2015-wasnt-good-day-for-black.html

* "TransGriot: The Black Trans Visibility Conundrum:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/08/the-black-trans-visibility-conundrum.html

* "TransGriot: Don't Even Dare Part Your Lips To Say 'All Trans Lives Matter'...:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/08/dont-even-dare-part-your-lips-to-say.html

* "Damn, Damn, Damn! Ashton Is Number 14:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/08/damn-damn-damn-ashton-is-number-14.html

* "KAnd Kandis Makes 15:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/08/and-kandis-makes-15.html

* "Missing NC Trans Woman Angel Elisha Walker's Remains Found:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/08/missing-nc-trans-woman-angel-elisha.html

* "Trans Woman Number 16 Has Been Murdered- RIP Tamara:" http://www.ustranssurvey.org/

* "We are trying to raise money for Tamara Dominguez funeral service here in Kansas City.:" http://www.gofundme.com/u4247w9k

* "Formally Investigate the Transphobic Violence Leading to the Rising Death Toll of Transgender Women of Color in the U.S. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government:" https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/formally-investigate-transphobic-violence-leading-rising-death-toll-transgender-women-color-us-0

* "Mia Henderson Case Update:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/08/mia-henderson-case-update.html

* "What Is Trans Activism?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/08/what-is-trans-activism.html

* "U.S. Trans Survey:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/08/trans-woman-number-16-has-been-murdered.html

* "Curating for Transgender Customers: How 5 Retailers Size Up:" http://www.business2community.com/consumer-marketing/curating-transgender-customers-5-retailers-size-01299187

* "The transgender teddy bear teaching children about friendship and identity:" http://www.theguardian.com/books/shortcuts/2015/aug/11/trans-teddy-bear-gender-issues

* "Scientist of the Day - Thomas Sandby:" http://www.lindahall.org/thomas-sandby/

* This, this, this. "Fangs For The Fantasy: The Strain, Season 2, Episode 6: Identity:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/08/the-strain-season-2-episode-6-identity.html

* "Questions and answers, #7: Who gets your stuff?:" http://seanan-mcguire.livejournal.com/636062.html

* Ebay:

Lindworm 2012 (LE, DragonCon, Event Exclusive): (Company says: Smoky green leather smeared with crushed grasses and wild herbs). 3/4 Full. http://www.ebay.com/itm/301718133830?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

* A list of LGBTQA Charities to donate money to instead of seeing the racist Stonewall Movie that decided to portray a black trans woman activist as a cis white man. 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

* Trying to stay afloat until September: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* This inappropriately focuses on the actor and not the horrific conditions for Syrian refugees in Greece, but the crisis he was trying to highlight is real and immediate. Greece can not afford to care for them properly alone. The International community needs to step the fuck up. Also, these are refugees from a horrific war who are fleeing for their lives, can we start calling them refugees in the press please? "Walking Dead actor rescues migrant children from boats in harrowing video:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/walking-dead-actor-david-morrissey-rescues-greek-migrant-children-from-boats-in-harrowing-video-highlighting-crisis-10394427.html

* Greece is having a serious AIDS crisis as prevention efforts were amoung the first things to be cut and people can't afford medication copays.

* "Malala Turned 18 Yesterday and Opened a School for Syrian Refugee Girls:" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/124163073528/malala-turned-18-yesterday-and-opened-a-school-for#notes

* Prime Minister Abe took a step towards turning Japan's Peace constitution into a dead letter by getting the lower house to pass a bill letting their defense force to fight on foreign soil. We'll see what happens in the upper house.

* "How Malevolent Buffoonery Became The New Normal Of Australian Leadership
Read more at http://junkee.com/how-malevolent-buffoonery-became-the-new-normal-of-australian-leadership/59037#g63AsXLO3XjKPgVJ.99:" http://junkee.com/how-malevolent-buffoonery-became-the-new-normal-of-australian-leadership/59037

* Mike Huckabee is out claiming Palestinians don't exist and therefore ought to be forcibly relocated. O.o

* Four service men and the gunmen are dead in an attack in Chattanooga.

* "NYC Doesn't Fly Confederate Flags, But It's Still A Shrine To Slaveowners & Slave Profiteers:" http://gothamist.com/2015/07/06/nyc_slave_history.php

* Today during early lung treatment, I spotted not only a live bee in the garden (Yay, bees!), but two white butterflies. Signs of life!

* One of my long term complaints about US movies and TV is that so much takes place in California or New york. Yes those are important places. Yes, that is where the big name actors are. It is also sort of boring both narratively and visually. Yes, there are plenty of good stories that are specific to New York and LA, and that is fine, but specific is the key here. By making nearly everything about these two places they become vague and generic. Sure, the boom in shooting in Vancouver and Toronto added some slightly different vegetation and the idea of mists, but really, because everything is shot in a few places often pretending to be others, you lose specificity. A generic California Park looks nothing like anything actually in Annapolis, Maryland. I was bored in Annapolis a little over two years, trust me, I know. (I'm looking at you CriminalMinds). Reusing the same New York Street soundstage in California over and over makes it into Wallpaper. Each city has it's own look and feel and voices. Each city has stories and visuals and accents that can make a thing look specific, feel specific, and be more interesting instead of bland to the eye, the ear, the mind. What do I mean? Things like the Wire, where it really is Baltimore and a lot of the talent is from there so you get a variety of real Baltimore accents mixed with the more generic north east ones. Things like The Only Lovers Left Alive and It Follows using the unique look of Detroit's ruins and lost in time neighborhoods. Things like the Killing being so very PNW. Things like the Six Sense being a very, very Philly movie in look and feel and accent. Imagine if we shot more movies and TV in New Orleans, or Chicago, or Charleston! Imagine if we really spread out and told stories about all sorts of places around this country.

I think there is a similar problem with most of the stuff coming out of England when I was growing up. It was all shot at Shepperton, or a handful of same locations. (Look! Another seen at that quarry! Look, that same forest they shoot all the forest scenes!) The voices and faces were more diverse than Hollywood was shooting, and there'd be the occasional more lavish production, but there was often a sameness about things, and certain accents were waaaay more common than others. I love that that's been changing, that shooting in Cardiff became a thing, that shows and movies are getting shot in more cities and on different bits of landscape, that I seem more lead actors with regional accents in stories not specifically making a big deal about so and so being Welsh or Scots or whatever.

Which brings me to the Revenger's Tragedy. (I'm on a 17th and 18th Century UK kick just now. I'd read the play before, at some point, though the sense memories of things like sitting on fairly generic PNW apartment stairs reading it are not helping me pin it down further.) It's a Jacobean tragedy, a strange transitional thing both in language and style of drama, full of fury and deep class based anger. Imagine my delight on discovering they made a Dystopian future version shot in Liverpool with Eccleston, Izzard, and Jacobi, and a mostly Liverpudlian and northern cast and crew. All those rich northern accents that are closer to period pronunciation anyway! All those fascinating specific to Liverpool instead of generic looking locations! Absolutely wild Repo Man the Genetic Opera adjacent costumes! ILL delivered a copy into my sweaty little hands this week and I have been enthralled.

I am not at all surprised they had trouble getting backing, because it is not an idea that plays to generic "things we know worked already" studio head thinking, but wow, does this work! The class tension, the North vs. South tension, the raw old school punk style fury echoed in the costuming and sets work brilliantly together. This is a violent, angry play, with some stunningly beautiful language tucked in between the macabre bits and the ultra violence. This is a visually arresting movie and the visuals work beautifully with the theme. The Northern voices flinging and winging that dialog are just perfect. I am now having trouble imagining how any conventional staging could compete with this. The specificity of setting it apologetically in Liverpool made this film and made clear the way a 400ish year old revenge play still pretty damned relevant. Bravo! This was such a brilliant idea for a film, and not one I would have thought of in a million years.

* "Sea Bunnies: Japan Is Going Crazy About These Furry Sea Slugs:" http://www.boredpanda.com/cute-bunny-sea-slug-jorunna-parva/

* "Torchwood: 6 Years on and Ianto's shrine is still going strong:" http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/film-news/torchwood-6-years-iantos-shrine-9624425#ICID=sharebar_facebook

* "(SPOILERS) SOME DUDELY RAMBLINGS ON THE FEMINISM OF MAD MAX: FURY ROAD AND THE CYBER WARS OF DEFINING WHAT IS AND ISN'T FEMINIST:" http://verysharpteeth.tumblr.com/post/119984813436/spoilers-some-dudely-ramblings-on-the-feminism

* "Fangs For The Fantasy: Killjoys, Season 1, Episode 4: Vessel:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/07/killjoys-season-1-episode-4-vessel.html

* Ebay Time:
AUTUMN FANCIES 2013 (LE, Halloweenies): (Company says: Dry grasses bathed in amber light, muted by gentle shadows.) Top of label.:http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/301667294922?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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

* My RL oldest continuous friend is doing a fundraiser: http://www.gofundme.com/x9g7q2k

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Long walk to justice: Transgender voices from across India:" http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1507/S00069/long-walk-to-justice-transgender-voices-from-across-india.htm

* The deal for humanitarian relief and an end to extreme sanctions in exchange for Iran dismantling their nuclear program actually went through!

* "Historic Iran deal puts US on path to peace:"

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* Have I mentioned Donald Trump is calling for us to randomly invade Mexico?

* "Brother: Trump is sensationalizing sister's death:" http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/07/15/kate-steinle-killed-trump-response-steinle-intv-ac.cnn

* "Michigan cancer doctor gets 45 years in prison:" http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/10/us/michigan-cancer-doctor-sentenced/index.html

* "Pentagon orders new plan toward ending US military transgender ban:"

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* "New rules allow US transgender inmates to pick housing, clothing, pronoun they prefer:" http://www.christiantoday.com/article/new.rules.allow.us.transgender.inmates.to.pick.housing.clothing.pronoun.they.prefer/58548.htm

* "Why Gay Movie Stars Are Staying Locked in the Closet:" https://variety.com/2015/film/news/gay-lgbt-movie-stars-staying-locked-in-the-closet-1201529581/

* "The White Protestant Roots of American Racism:" http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121901/white-protestant-roots-american-racism

* "Scientists learn how to record your dreams and play them back to you:" http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/scientists-learn-how-to-record-your-dreams-and-play-them

* "The bizarre history of our obsession with unicorns:" http://io9.com/the-bizarre-history-of-our-obsession-with-unicorns-1466476905

* Attn: MrBumblepants. "The Bread We Eat in Dreams:" http://www.apex-magazine.com/the-bread-we-eat-in-dreams/

* "Superhero Sweets For SDCC:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/7/12/superhero-sweets-for-sdcc.html

* Ebay Time:
AUTUMN FANCIES 2013 (LE, Halloweenies): (Company says: Dry grasses bathed in amber light, muted by gentle shadows.) Top of label.:http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/301667294922?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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

* My RL oldest continuous friend is doing a fundraiser: http://www.gofundme.com/x9g7q2k

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* I am increasingly of the opinion that Donald Trump represents the absolutely worst things about America, much as Rupert Murdoch does of his country.

* Was it just me, or did the flags behind Hilary Clinton at her speech look like ties?

* The Secretary of Defense is planning to let Trans people serve openly next year. The Boy Scouts have finally agreed to stop discriminating against gay people.

* "Survivors of infamous 1921 Tulsa race riot still hope for justice:" http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/7/19/survivors-of-infamous1921tulsaraceriotstillhopeforjustice.html

* Today I used all the spoons and literally every penny I have except the insurance money, so I'm going to bed. I know I should stay up and try to do ebays for sale, but I just have nothing left.

* Bloom county is back!!! https://www.facebook.com/berkeleybreathed/photos/a.114529165244512.10815.108793262484769/1004028256294594/?type=1&theater

* Another lily shot: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/123973645027/another-lily-shot

* Ebay Time:
AUTUMN FANCIES 2013 (LE, Halloweenies): (Company says: Dry grasses bathed in amber light, muted by gentle shadows.) Top of label.:http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/301667294922?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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

* My RL oldest continuous friend is doing a fundraiser: http://www.gofundme.com/x9g7q2k

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "#SelfieWithDaughter Campaign In India Aims To Fight Stigma That Girls Don't Have Value:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/01/selfie-with-daughter-india_n_7699554.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

* "Women Are Sharing the Incredible Ways Birth Control Has Helped Them:" http://mic.com/articles/121217/women-are-sharing-the-incredible-ways-birth-control-has-helped-them?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

* "5 Body-Shaming Comments That Everyone Should Quit Saying This Summer:" http://mic.com/articles/120676/5-body-shaming-comments-that-we-need-to-stop-saying-this-summer?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

* "Meet the judge who assigns essays in court:"

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* "Redlining 'never went away,' but could it?:"

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* "Imagining a United States with fair housing:"

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* "Did paying people not to kill bring down murder numbers?:"

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* "Key voting rights trial set to begin:"

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* Can we take a moment to appreciate the Rev. Barber? He's been tireless in his organization of opposition to the stripping away of Voting and human rights by republicans in north Carolina. By choosing to organize the NAACP in his his area to defend the basic Rights of LGBTQA people of colour he shamed the national Organization into starting to look out for the welfare of all members of the community instead of just the straight cis ones. he is a man of great grit and character. He is also doing all this with Ankylosing Spondalytis which means he is in constant, often excruciating pain. Each second he is standing or walking, he is doing it in constant searing pain. her is standing up for all of us to make a better world at great personal cost. How can I do other than admire him.

* "Famous films re-edited to highlight Hollywood's race problem:" http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jul/08/person-of-colour-hollywood-films-diversity?CMP=edit_2221

* "The Real Reason Why Conservatives Like Ross Douthat Oppose The Gay Marriage Ruling:" http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/gay-marriage-scotus-ross-douthat-oppression-vs-love

* "Gay marriage is still illegal for the Navajo. This man is trying to change that.:" http://fusion.net/story/161887/gay-marriage-is-still-illegal-for-the-navajo-this-man-is-trying-to-change-that/

* "Oregon lawmakers vote to aid gay veterans:" http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/07/07/oregon-lawmakers-vote-to-aid-gay-veterans/29806407/

* "Op-ed: I'm a Lesbian Targeted by the Bathroom Police:" https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/07/op-ed-im-lesbian-targeted-bathroom-police

* "The solar boom:"

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* Ebay Time:
AUTUMN FANCIES 2013 (LE, Halloweenies): (Company says: Dry grasses bathed in amber light, muted by gentle shadows.) Top of label.:http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/301667294922?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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

* My RL oldest continuous friend is doing a fundraiser: http://www.gofundme.com/x9g7q2k

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "#SelfieWithDaughter Campaign In India Aims To Fight Stigma That Girls Don't Have Value:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/01/selfie-with-daughter-india_n_7699554.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

* "Famous films re-edited to highlight Hollywood's race problem:" http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/jul/08/person-of-colour-hollywood-films-diversity?CMP=edit_2221

* "Gay marriage is still illegal for the Navajo. This man is trying to change that.:" http://fusion.net/story/161887/gay-marriage-is-still-illegal-for-the-navajo-this-man-is-trying-to-change-that/

* "Oregon lawmakers vote to aid gay veterans:" http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/07/07/oregon-lawmakers-vote-to-aid-gay-veterans/29806407/

* "Op-ed: I'm a Lesbian Targeted by the Bathroom Police:" https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2015/07/07/op-ed-im-lesbian-targeted-bathroom-police

* Omar Sharif died yesterday of a heart attack. damn! he will be missed.

* Today I stayed up to do phone bureaucracy. Saturday and Sunday, I'm running battles for GoB, which as worrying, given how nonfunctional my body is being. At least today was overcast. Let's hope for rain tomorrow. Two lilies are open outside, but it's a huge stalk, so I want the other buds to have more time to mature.

* Ebay Time:
AUTUMN FANCIES 2013 (LE, Halloweenies): (Company says: Dry grasses bathed in amber light, muted by gentle shadows.) Top of label.:http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/301667294922?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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

* My RL oldest continuous friend is doing a fundraiser: http://www.gofundme.com/x9g7q2k

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* House Republicans are so attached to the Confederate Flag as a symbol of bigotry, lynching, segregation and a commitment to denying African Americans the right to vote, that they tried to float an amendment to force the Federal Government to fly it in National Parks and Cemeteries. Luckily, Nancy Polosi led the Democrats in a strong fight against this amendment and John Boehner was forced to withdraw it. I bet Thaddeus Stevens is spinning in his grave to see his party embrace evils he fought so hard against in his lifetime.

* Jeb Bush wants you to know that people working two or three jobs only to live in poverty are poor because they aren't working hard enough and that it has nothing to do with wage stagnation for the middle class or the fact that minimum wage is so low it leaves people with no choice but to go on public assistance despite working 70-80 hours a week. He insists that if they just worked harder at even more jobs, presumably foregoing all sleep they could magically turn the economic reality around.

* "25 African-Americans Thrown out of South Carolina Restaurant after a White Woman Complained of Feeling ‘Threatened’ - How Africa:" http://howafrica.com/25-african-americans-thrown-out-of-south-carolina-restaurant-after-a-white-woman-complained-of-feeling-threatened/

* "15 Things Your City Can Do Right Now to End Police Brutality:" http://mic.com/articles/121572/15-things-your-city-can-do-right-now-to-end-police-brutality?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

* "Coping While Black: A Season Of Traumatic News Takes A Psychological Toll:" http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/07/02/419462959/coping-while-black-a-season-of-traumatic-news-takes-a-psychological-toll?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150702

* "Back in the Day, Lesbian Drag Kings Worked for the Mafia:" http://www.vice.com/read/when-drag-kings-ruled-alongside-the-mafia-235

* Attn: il_volpe. Poison Wallpaper Book: http://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/123324182851/rachelfershleiser-msuprovenance-what-is-the

* "Lilies from the garden in front of the office 30 gallon tank:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/123729230517/lilies-from-the-garden-in-front-of-the-office-30

* Ebay Time:
AUTUMN FANCIES 2013 (LE, Halloweenies): (Company says: Dry grasses bathed in amber light, muted by gentle shadows.) Top of label.:http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/301667294922?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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

* My RL oldest continuous friend is doing a fundraiser: http://www.gofundme.com/x9g7q2k

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com

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