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* "In Poland, an Assault on the Courts Provokes Outrage:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/world/europe/poland-courts-law-and-justice-party.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur

* "'It absolutely works': Housing First marks 1 year in Regina:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/housing-first-regina-homelessness-one-year-1.4210744

* "Russia's Lavrov Says Trump May Have Met Putin More Times:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/trump-putin-may-have-met-more-times-says-russia-s-n785146

* "Trump's embrace of Russia making top advisers wary:" https://apnews.com/4b4b7e380f204b45a8c3055a5d45255e/Trump's-embrace-of-Russia-making-top-advisers-wary

* "How far can Trump take his pardon power?:"

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* "Trump especially upset after hearing Mueller would access tax returns: report:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/343081-trump-especially-upset-after-hearing-mueller-would-access-tax-returns

* But can Scaramucci do the fandango?

* "White House seeks to downplay discord at first briefing after shake-up:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/21/white-house-press-briefing-to-start-soon-240812

* "Spicer quits amid White House feud:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/21/sean-spicer-resigns-white-house-press-secretary-240802

* "Trump reshuffling legal team:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/20/politics/trump-corallo-resigns/index.html

* "Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/mueller-is-said-to-expand-probe-to-trump-business-transactions

* "Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort scheduled to testify July 26:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/19/politics/paul-manafort-donald-trump-jr-jared-kushner-testify/index.html

* "WaPo: Intel intercepts show Sessions, Kislyak talked Trump Russia:"

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* "Can Trump sabotage the Trump Russia probe?:"

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* "Trump makes ethics office more accommodating:"

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* And he a Birther, so you can imagine how bad at judging evidence he will be. "The Senate Is About To Confirm A Federal Judge Who Compared Abortion To Slavery:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-bush-judge-trump-abortion_us_596f960be4b01696c6a239f6

* "Team Trump Used Obamacare Money to Run PR Effort Against It:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-used-obamacare-money-to-run-ads-against-it

* Republicans are threatening another secret rob people of health care to give tax cuts to the rich bill next week. They are hoping to tire us out. Stay strong.

* "The Civil-Rights Luminary You’ve Never Heard Of:" http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/17/the-many-lives-of-pauli-murray

* "‘I never wanted to be with a man’: escaping Russia for Canada:" http://www.prospektmag.com/2017/05/escaping-russia-canada-forbidden-love/

* "Home Video: Crash Course Film History #13:"

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* "Why Early Globalization Matters: Crash Course Big History #206:"

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* "Ravens have paranoid, abstract thoughts about other minds:" http://www.wired.co.uk/article/ravens-theory-of-mind

* "Black Agnes (c.1312-1369): the Wife Who Defended a Castle:" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/160837683718/black-agnes-c1312-1369-the-wife-who-defended-a#notes

* TW: Suicide. "How Faith Bacon, Inventor of the Fan Dance, Leaped to Her Death:" https://travsd.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/how-faith-bacon-inventor-of-the-fan-dance-leaped-to-her-death/

* "The schoolgirl thrash metal band smashing stereotypes in Indonesia:" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jun/09/the-schoolgirl-thrash-metal-band-smashing-stereotypes-java-indonesia-voice-baceprot

* "The Dying God: Crash Course World Mythology #19 :"

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* "Exclusive - Goodbye, Sean Spicer:"

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* "President Trump Casually Makes Another Damning Admission:"

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* "Toying with Russia :"

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* "The Don - The President Show:"

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* "Bioshock Infinite Music - Shiny Happy People (1991) by R.E.M.:"

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* "All Star but it's Vintage Reggae Style - Smash Mouth Cover ft. Vonzell Solomon - Postmodern Jukebox :"

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* Rejoice, for the Car emergency is ended! I anal retentively ordered a Blue Cab for an hour before the appointment for fear of the cab coming late. I foraged, as it's just around the corner from Honest Mechanic (Alignment and Brakes Plus Bellingham). In the event things ran about a half hour later than projected with my car, but this was all to the good as it turned out that when they opened it up, the alternator was not fried as previously believed, but chock full of belt frags that had essentially frozen it in place, and labor at Honest Mechanic is much cheaper than a new alternator. The result is that there was enough left over that between us, we had enough money for the whole electric bill, plus meds for both of us and cat food.

If anyone donated and would like a refund for the meds money and kibbles, the fundraiser having only been for car repair and electric, PM me and I'll see what I can do next month. Thank you again donators. The lights will stay on at the cat asylum.

I went to pharmacy, library, and to get kibbles and spend the last of this month's food stamps on magic apricot straws. The car battery is fully charged. Squirrel got off to his game on time. As I wrote this, I was full, the forage put away, and Tavy was in his room playing with his new pharmacy bag. All is well with the world.

* "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 5: Dallas:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/preacher-season-2-episode-5-dallas.html

* "A Floor Map for Season Seven:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/a-floor-map-for-season-seven/

* "Five Ways To Ruin the Con Experience for Everyone Around You:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/five-ways-ruin-con-experience-for-everyone/

* Wow, whoever made Conjuring 2 had no idea why the first one was good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* Trump's first major concession to Putin with nothing won back in return. "Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-ends-covert-cia-program-to-arm-anti-assad-rebels-in-syria-a-move-sought-by-moscow/2017/07/19/b6821a62-6beb-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.10a8789f2757

* "Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/mueller-is-said-to-expand-probe-to-trump-business-transactions

* "Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort scheduled to testify July 26:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/19/politics/paul-manafort-donald-trump-jr-jared-kushner-testify/index.html

* And he a Birther, so you can imagine how bad at judging evidence he will be. "The Senate Is About To Confirm A Federal Judge Who Compared Abortion To Slavery:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-bush-judge-trump-abortion_us_596f960be4b01696c6a239f6

* "Team Trump Used Obamacare Money to Run PR Effort Against It:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-used-obamacare-money-to-run-ads-against-it

* "The Civil-Rights Luminary You’ve Never Heard Of:" http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/17/the-many-lives-of-pauli-murray

* "Home Video: Crash Course Film History #13:"

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* "Why Early Globalization Matters: Crash Course Big History #206:"

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* "Ravens have paranoid, abstract thoughts about other minds:" http://www.wired.co.uk/article/ravens-theory-of-mind

* TW: Suicide. "How Faith Bacon, Inventor of the Fan Dance, Leaped to Her Death:" https://travsd.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/how-faith-bacon-inventor-of-the-fan-dance-leaped-to-her-death/

* "The schoolgirl thrash metal band smashing stereotypes in Indonesia:" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jun/09/the-schoolgirl-thrash-metal-band-smashing-stereotypes-java-indonesia-voice-baceprot

* "The Dying God: Crash Course World Mythology #19 :"

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* "Bioshock Infinite Music - Shiny Happy People (1991) by R.E.M.:"

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* "All Star but it's Vintage Reggae Style - Smash Mouth Cover ft. Vonzell Solomon - Postmodern Jukebox :"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Thailand convicts traffickers after 2015 mass graves discovery:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/thailand-convicts-dozens-of-traffickers-after-mass-graves-discovery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Want to help? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* On The Resurgence of Bolivian Indigenous Culture. "Cholita Fashion in Bolivia:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/states-of-undress-cholita-fashion-in-bolivia/5963b75fc9dfdb891a719bc7

* "The Trump administration just pulled funding from a group that fights white extremism:" https://mic.com/articles/180733/the-trump-administration-just-pulled-funding-from-a-group-that-fights-white-extremism?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.6NHqDisbw

* We still need one more "no" on the tax bill designed to steal health care from the poor and middle class to give a massive tax break to the richest 1%. If one of these is your senator, please consider calling.

Senator Bob Corker - (202) 224-3344
Senator Lisa Murkowski - (202) 224-6665
Senator Rob Portman - (202) 224-3353
Senator Bill Cassidy - (202) 224-5824

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

* "Ronald Reagan stuck it to millennials: A college debt history lesson no one tells:" http://www.salon.com/2014/07/05/ronald_reagan_stuck_it_to_millennials_a_college_debt_history_lesson_no_one_tells/

* "California bans state-funded travel to Texas, 3 more states because of anti-LGBTQ laws:" https://mic.com/articles/180719/california-bans-state-funded-travel-to-texas-3-more-states-because-of-anti-lgbtq-laws?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.c28ECOBAz

* "Mercadera (c.1245-1300): the Farmer Who Caught a Knight:" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/162474730048/mercadera-c1245-1300-the-farmer-who-caught-a

* "Soldadera: The Tiny Things They Carried:" https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/soldadera-the-tiny-things-they-carried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Grenfell Tower fire: Two more hospitals fail fire safety checks:" http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40525143

* "Grenfell Tower: A shadow over the capital:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40592626

* As a former History Teacher, this hurts my head. "Donald Trump knows what 'a lot of people don’t know':"

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* Donald Trump Jr. is no Culper Jr.. Just saying.

* "Trump’s Russia Lawyer Isn’t Seeking Security Clearance, And May Have Trouble Getting One:" https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-russia-lawyer-marc-kasowitz-alcohol-security-clearance

* "Chris Hayes: Why Kellyanne Conway said 'yet':"

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* "Ilhan Omar - Fighting for a Better Life for All Americans - Extended Interview:"

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* As of Thursday evening, we were still needing another Republican "No" vote (more would be better) on the latest attempt to rob the Poor and Middle Class of health care so the extremely rich can get yet another tax cut. If you have a Republican Senator, please keep the pressure on. If you have Susan Collins, please call and thank her for standing firm against the bill.

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

* "The Entire Trump Agenda Is at a Tipping Point:" http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/the-entire-trump-agenda-is-at-a-tipping-point?mbid=nl__daily&CNDID=46214731&mbid=nl_TNY%20Template%20-%20With%20Photo%20(187)&CNDID=46214731&spMailingID=11363353&spUserID=MTY5MzU1ODQyMjU2S0&spJobID=1182466159&spReportId=MTE4MjQ2NjE1OQS2

* "Jurors often want to convict police of violent crimes. These Supreme Court rulings stand in the way.:" https://mic.com/articles/178629/jurors-often-want-to-convict-police-of-violent-crime-these-supreme-court-rulings-stand-in-the-way#.nePdNewtY

* "John Oliver: The Don Jr. Scandal Is Something (If Something Means Anything):"

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* "The German Teens Who Rebelled Against Hitler:" http://mentalfloss.com/article/73451/german-teens-who-rebelled-against-hitler#.WUGG8yXfwBA.facebook

* "President Trump's All-Purpose Anti-Hillary Defense:"

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* ASL translator FTW! "The Translators - Interpreting Donald Trump:"

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* "Doncathlon - Fox News Defends the Indefensible Donald Trump Jr.:"

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* "Donald Trump Jr. Is His Own 'Deepthroat':"

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* "Donald Jr.'s Best Defense? That He's An Idiot:"

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* Today I gimped all the way to the book drop and back. It infuriates be how painful and exhausting this is, as the distance would have meant nothing to me before I got sick. Books needed to go, so I went. I lunged when I got home, and my legs went out from under me when I got up to start dinner, but it was a short fall and the sofa was there to catch me so I'm not hurt. I did use up most of the pain resistance and spoons, but I expected that. Litter really needs changing, but it will have to wait and all the things needing feeding got fed before I left as I knew it would be bad.

We scored a car appointment for Monday, but Squirrel is bleeding money on ubers to work until then, and I am trapped here. The library will carry until then with what I dropped today.

Thanks to a kind donation, we will have enough cash by Monday to fix the battery wiring assuming nothing is dramatically more wrong than expected. I'm still down about 70.00 on bills, plus we need cat food and toilet paper, but we will survive the month, I think, assuming no more emergencies happen. I'll still need to catch up somehow, and we still need front tires before the rains come for sure, but given this car is just old enough to drink, these small things going wrong is understandable.

If you want to chip in kibble money for Little Miss and he Tiny Terror, paypal is here: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* I also voted today. Yes, it is July and no one is thinking about voting, but my state has a lot of primaries. I know, I know, it's an off year and no one is thinking about voting right now, and the only races on the ballet were Port and Council-at-Large. Not glamorous, I know, but important. It's in these little local elections republicans kick our asses because they vote in every single one. We NEED to vote in every single one. Every single primary. (In my state it's open primaries, with top two going on to the general. This means that you can get two Republicans in November or two Democrats, or a Democrat and a Green or Libertarian. Primary turn out can determine if it's a lose/lose election or a win/win. People of Washington? Let's always aim for the Win/Win). Every single race even if's it's just for dog catcher. Every single General election. Yes even in an off year.

Vote early if you can, because it's better to find out you've been summarily disenfranchised by some bullshit Republican algorithm that decides there can only be one registered Jane Smith or Maria Sanchez in the entire country and therefore all of them are voting illegally early. The earlier you find out, the more time you have to fight to get your citizen's rights back from the Autocrats. Voting in primaries does that too. Better to find out in July and have time to get it sorted for November.

If you have a chance to vote? Do it. Use it or lose it.

* I was reading Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by @Seanan McGuire today and Tavy the Tiny Terror got really excited about the book for some reason and was aggressively sniffing and cuddling and head rubbing it for about 75 pages, before lightly licking my ear on Important Cat Business. I decided this was just right given the number of elderly rescue cats inside the covers. After all, he does very much miss living in a large colony.

* I have so many concerns about this show's racial agenda. "Fear the Walking Dead, Season 3, Episode 7&8: The Unveiling/Children of Wrath:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/fear-walking-dead-season-3-episode-7.html

* This episode was beyond not okay. "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 4: Viktor:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/preacher-season-2-episode-4-viktor.html

* The Recipes thing Got Better: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162968659512/akasztofaviragpor-viking-badger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "China is building an incredibly cool "forest city" that will combat pollution
China is building an incredibly cool "forest city" that will combat pollution:" http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2s36Fw1&t=YzI2MzQxOWIxOTM2NzI5NzU3NmQyMjBlMjYzMGJjYTIyYjJkODdlMixHYnJ2eWZNVQ%3D%3D&b=t%3AlcQOOVLPUqU8b7tcAVYSvw&p=http%3A%2F%2Fbrigdh.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F162755800318%2Fthe-future-now-china-is-building-an-incredibly&m=1

* "Trump meeting 'Everything Putin could have asked for':"

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* "The rise to power of Vladimir Putin:"

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* "Putin regime marked by graft and corruption:"

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* "Despite crackdowns, political resistance to Putin grows in Russia:"

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* "Russia makes inroads with American right via guns, religion:"

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* "Firm commissioned by Tillerson recommends that DHS issue U.S. visas:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-visas-idUSKBN19Q324

* "Fearing for her life, Iowa Democrat abandons race to unseat GOP Rep. Steve King:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/161476053600/fearing-for-her-life-iowa-democrat-abandons-race

* "Oregon’s passes bill protecting reproductive rights:" https://mic.com/articles/181634/oregons-legislators-just-passed-a-bill-protecting-womens-reproductive-rights?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.puqw9cw2a

* "A major asthma drugmaker has been quietly investing in coal on the side.:" https://newrepublic.com/minutes/143447/major-asthma-drugmaker-quietly-investing-coal-side

* "How to covertly toss an apartment, Stasi style:" https://boingboing.net/2017/07/01/witchhunting-in-the-gdr.html

* "‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39:" http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/nelsan-ellis-dies-dead-true-blood-1202490405/

* This was legitimately beautiful. "Uprooted - The Gong Show:"

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* "The Hollywood Bug Guys – The Gong Show:"

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* "On the Palantír and Meddling in the Affairs of Wizards:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/palantir-meddling-affairs-wizards/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* The Republicans won in South Carolina and Georgia.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "US military, State Dept key indicators of US world standing:"

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* "Comey politics undercuts confidence in Trump Russia investigation:"

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* "Senate Russia investigation 'flounders':"

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* "The government's Mar-a-Lago ad:"

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* Earlier today, I was watching footage of ordinary people doing ordinary people type things from before WWI. These images fascinate me. They are so clearly people just like us, but the world they lived in was so deeply and fundamentally different. There they are more than a century ago shopping for groceries, working, playing, but all dead now and our world unimaginable to them. Hell, their world in a decade from when the were filmed unimaginable to them. There is something fundamentally magic about film for all it is a gift of science. There is something endlessly amazing about watching individual faces in a crowd from so long ago. We take moving images for granted as this is all technologies so much older than any of us, but most of the people who've ever lived never saw an undistorted image of themselves, let alone had a clear idea of what ordinary people a hundred+ years previously looked like. Art is amazing, but portraiture only captured a tiny fraction of people's faces, and usually mostly the rich, powerful, and/or the conventionally beautiful. (There have been exceptions, like Hellenistic sculpture, Japanese paintings of people with deformities, early van Gogh, etc. but most art over the spans in which reasonably accurate portraiture was a thing is aiming for beauty or to flatter patrons). We have the ability to see a window into another time, albeit mostly in black and white. Still amazing to me every damned time.

* I've been pocking at why the new Colbert Alex Jones mock makes me uncomfortable. I was delighted by him mocking Bill O'Reilly for a decadish this way on the Colbert show. That time Jon Stewart did a hole show as Glen Beck was hilarious. Colbert's Alex Jones mock is spot on and given the damage he's done, he deserves what he gets, so why does it make me squirm? I finally figured it out. It's too real and I don't want anyone who behaves like that in my livingroom, even though I know it's just Colbert doing a brilliant job at taking down someone who deserves it.

* Sarah Palin Doll: http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/2017/4/23

* National Poetry Month:

"Yesterday: to Licinius Calvus by Gaius Valerius Catullus:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159956648531/50-yesterday-to-licinius-calvus-by-gaius

* Dragon Cave:
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* "FBI had Trump-Russia report in summer 2016, Senate to investigate:"

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* "Congressman Lewis: I don't see Trump as a 'legitimate president':"

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* "Trump’s emoluments issue looms:"

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* "Trump tries to stick SC taxpayers with bill for Trump Jr's mess:"

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* My response is basically a string of expletives, so I'll let these commentators speak for me. "Trump rips 'all talk,' 'no action' civil rights icon Lewis:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/155878670337/trump-rips-all-talk-no-action-civil-rights

Bonus Points: It's MLK Day weekend.

* "Sen. Tammy Duckworth Slams Jeff Sessions’ Disability Rights Record:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/tammy-duckworth-jeff-sessions_us_58740178e4b099cdb0fefcac

* "Ryan’s ACA replacement promises:"

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* "The arc of history is long, but how do we bend it?:" https://boingboing.net/2017/01/05/the-arc-of-history-is-long-bu.html

* "Meltdown of the Phantom Snowflakes:" http://thebaffler.com/blog/meltdown-phantom-snowflakes-penny

* "Mississippi town repeals anti-discrimination resolution in secret:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/mississippi-town-repeals-anti-discrimination-resolution-secret

* Straight washing and Academia: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/155884326487/breakfastautocrat-teddybearparker

* "Kate Leigh and Tilly Devine: Queens of the Sydney Underworld (1881-1964 and 1900-1970):" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/155776891753/kate-leigh-and-tilly-devine-queens-of-the-sydney

* "This 90-Year-Old Lady Seduced and Killed Nazis as a Teenager:" https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/teenager-nazi-armed-resistance-netherlands-876?utm_content=inf_4_3687_2&utm_source=wildhair&utm_campaign=fijifrost&tse_id=INF_bd63bce0c6fb11e686924f044efee13a

* "Navajo Nation Library Wants to Digitally Preserve Thousands of Hours of Oral Histories:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/navajo-nation-library-wants-digitally-preserve-thousands-hours-oral-histories-180961576/

* My credit card payment went through and so I headed out, coupon in hand to do some adulting. I save up hardware store run things until I have at the same time 1. A coupon. 2. 20-25 dollars worth of things needed for home and garden. I needed sluggo, fly strips, and good glue, and the coupon ends tomorrow, so out I went. I had to buy a small thing at check out extra to hit the minimum, so I tossed in a candy on top. As he was bagging them up I realized I had just "bought poison and candy!" The man said, "You are far from the first." so I am set with the basics for when the weather warms, which in my region is likely soonish. The bulbs are already quite leafy. I do need to do some cleaning and prep out there, but not today. Today I messed about with fish filters and changed out the fly strips. I need to do gluing, but also not today.

* I was describing Swan Lake to someone the other day. In the plot summary, I said something like, "And being a lunkhead, he doesn't notice the black swan is not his girlfriend, whom he supposedly loves." Today I was watching some Coppelia, and thinking, "Being a lunkhead, he decides to cheat on his lively and intelligent girlfriend with a manikin he saw in a window.... Are all ballet boyfriends idiots?”

* I finally got to see season three of Penny Dreadful. I have all sorts of problems with the North American section of the plot, none of which were the fault of the excellent actors, and I really didn't like much of anything about how the Vanessa plot ended, except for Dr. Seward and the glorious Cat. On paper one might think Vanessa's stuff would be triggering, but none of it was. I really enjoyed her acting and that of Mr. Claire and that episode with mostly just the two of them was well done, but I hated the end of the big arc plot so much it is hard to get past that.

For me, the best thing in the season was Lily's plot. for all the ways this show has been problematic, particularly around race and LGBT things, they did get this particular passage about rape culture and patriarchy pretty much right. How often have I had men try to tame me or edit out or cut out bits of me they didn't like or found inexplicable? So many men do that: try to turn the person they think they want into some version of them that has nothing to do with who they actually are? Victor Frankenstein's sense of entitlement to Lily, is belief that he owns her and his declaring her having agency, past, and desires that have nothing to do with him is so very male and very relevant and part of a long ugly history of straight white men medicalizing protest. It was a beautiful example of depiction without endorsement. Lily's resistance, her insistence that her scars are part of who she is... How often have I said and written that I wouldn't go back in time and change anything about my childhood, as horrible as it was, because I like myself and to do that would be suicide, since I literally have no clue who I'd me now, but for sure that person would be nothing like this one. Vanessa's resistance in the Banning clinic (the strongest part of her season three arc), and Lily's resistance in Bedlam, these moved me and are things so familiar I have no words for it really. So for all my anger at season two, and my disgust at how the season three A plot turned out, I loved season three because pieces of it were true and powerful and all to real.

* I was watching a Bolshoi Corsair with Masha Alexandrova and Nikolai Tsiskaridze. She is exquisite, but he was a disappointment. I kept trying to put my finger on what was wrong. He is sloppy and a tad selfish. I can spot mistakes, I can see him waiting his turn when he should be supporting her. It's not that he's awful, but he's just not in her league at all. Finally, I put my finger on it: She dances like she loves dancing; he dances like he loves people watching him dance.

* "Trash:" http://xkcd-rss.livejournal.com/454216.html

* "Sunday Sweets: WINTER HAS COME:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/1/15/sunday-sweets-winter-has-come.html

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Newsweek: Trump business conflicts open US to foreign blackmail:"

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* "Energy Department balks at Team Trump's climate 'witch hunt':" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/energy-department-balks-team-trumps-climate-witch-hunt#break

* How to talk to white people about race: http://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/154304097405/youngbadmanbrown-brunetteclaire

* Tw: Suicidal ideation. "Sane Thinking About Mental Problems:" https://srconstantin.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/sane-thinking-about-mental-problems/

* "Ballet Evolved - The first four centuries :"

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* "Ballet Evolved: How ballet class has changed over the centuries :"

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* "Ballet Evolved: The Evolution of Pointe Work :"

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* "Congratulations To Russia On Winning The Cold War:"

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* "Diary of a Nobody:"

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* Today, I set the alarm as I needed to go get a mystery package from the down town post office. Squirrel heard the alarm and came to check if I was going out, as he was literally on the way to the door with his coat on. He was relieved to wait for me to dress as his glasses had deteriorated in the night and having a chauffeur was much safer. I paid for my glasses (They are still being made, but it was on the way and I feel safer knowing they are covered. Thanks again to the person who pitched in for that.), we got toilet paper and sandwiche fixings (for squirrel, also on the way), and Squirrel's new eye glasses. Swinging down town, I got my mystery package, which turned out to be so squished the bar code reader couldn't. Luckily, the contents were well packed and the Mozart balls were safe. They were sent anonymously, so I am not sure who to thank, but I have my guesses. We then hit the library (two blocks from PO), and the fish store, as squirrel had promised me fish for my birthday. They were out of the fish I was expecting, but the filter died on the small tank within the last week, so he got me a little biowheel, so I'm calling it a win. Bills are paid and I should have enough on my credit card by Monday to cover lung meds.

Thanks to the Glasses Faery and the Mozart Ball Faery. A present also came from my sister, but it is wrapped, so I am saving it.

* ASoIaF vs GoT "Who is the most ruined character the show?:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/154359632417/who-is-the-most-ruined-characther-the-show


*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* Fidel Castro has died.

* "Wisconsin election recount spurs rumors of hacking:"

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* "Ringside With Steve Bannon at Trump Tower as the President-Elect's Strategist Plots "An Entirely New Political Movement":" http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steve-bannon-trump-tower-interview-trumps-strategist-plots-new-political-movement-948747?utm_source=twitter

* "It wasn’t just “fake news” presenting a fake Hillary Clinton: She was held to impossible standards:" http://www.salon.com/2016/11/26/it-wasnt-just-fake-news-presenting-a-fake-hillary-clinton-she-was-held-to-impossible-standards_partner/

* A project to publicize innocent people who were sentenced to the death penalty. "Last Words:"

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* "6 Native American girls explain the tragic story behind Thanksgiving:" https://mic.com/articles/160287/6-native-american-girls-explain-the-tragic-story-behind-thanksgiving?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.WMpNuazXt

* A Ballot Initiative intended to abolish slavery in Colorado failed.

* "Danielle Brooks' Emotional Keynote At R29's Every Beautiful Body Symposium:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/10/127848/danielle-brooks-lane-bryant-plus-size-model-confidence-quotes?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=h3&utm_campaign=watch_embed&utm_campaign=watch_end&utm_campaign=end&utm_campaign=repost=2

* "Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry:" https://www.splcenter.org/20150126/speak-responding-everyday-bigotry

* This terrifies me. "The GOP’s Anti-LGBT, Anti-Women ‘Religious Freedom’ Law on Steroids:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/16/the-gop-s-anti-lgbt-anti-women-religious-freedom-law-on-steroids.html

* "The newly discovered tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh:" http://etc.ancient.eu/exhibitions/giglamesh-enkidu-humbaba-cedar-forest-newest-discovered-tablet-v-epic/

* "Why Caravaggio was as shocking as his paintings:" http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20161010-why-caravaggio-was-a-shocking-as-his-paintings?ocid=fbcul

* "Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen: Read by Christopher Eccleston | Remembering World War 1:"

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* Fuck 2016. Fuck it so hard. "Ron Glass, Emmy-Nominated Actor Known for ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Firefly,’ Dies at 71:" http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/ron-glass-dead-barney-miller-firefly-dies-1201927179/

* "The Lion King Cast Apologizes To Mike Pence:"

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* "Trump vs. 'Hamilton' Inspires A Hip Hop Musical Spin-Off:"

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* "The Trump Train Is Already Off The Rails:"

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* TW: Pet Death. I am currently needing 10-14 hours of sleep a day, plus extra time to get all my limbs properly working, which really cuts into my ability to accomplish things. Fish News: )

* Sometimes I like to imagine Henry VI of England, Charles VI of France, Charles II of Spain, and Louis XVI of France living in a large rambling cottage in the country somewhere with someone to look after the cooking. They would each have their own room and space for their interests. Henry could herd a small flock of sheep and Louis could make keys. Every one would be careful not to touch Charles VI, and the cook could make soft foods for Charles II. Everyone would be kind to each other and none of them would be asked to deal with things like war and politics and they would be so much happier than they were in life.

Henry VI in particular just breaks my heart every damned time.

* I really wanted this movie to be good, but the fundamental disrespect of the religion and cultural traditions is a deal breaker for me, so I won't be seeing it. "Moana Review:" https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CFsYotjdqPAAGHC5pE4U-tErzufwDSHCzy1lonRj_QE/edit

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

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

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

* 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

* "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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* As of today, some Republicans are now openly saying "Heil Trump" and using the NAZI straight arm salute in their hate rallies. "Alt-Right" white nationalist speakers are getting full media coverage as part of the mainstream of the Republican Party. People keep insisting that somehow voting for a candidate enforced by Stormfront and the KKK with policies approved of by the American NAZI party does not make them racists. I do not see how they are not. Lie down with pigs, get covered in mud. Choose the openly white supremacist candidate knowing full well what his policies are and that he was literally so racist he would not let black people rent in his building, you are endorsing the KKK, the Alt-right movement, and the American NAZI party and all they stand for. We need to stop coddling their feelings: they voted to kill the rest of us. If they voted for Trump, they di it knowing full well what he stood for and who is allies are. By definition they are racists. By definition they are Anti-Semitic. By definition they are homophobic/transphobic/biohoibic to the point of endorsing Mike Pence's plan to literally torture our children. By definition they want us all dead, all the people who are not straight white cis folk. They are out right lying when they say they aren't. Otherwise, they would have voted against all these terrible things instead of for them.

* Re: Trump losing his shit over being mocked on Saturday Night Live and Mike Pence getting publicly booed at Hamilton. Let me tell you a story about King Louis Philippe of France. Most Americans know next to nothing about what happened in France between the French revolution and WWI as we leave it out of most school curriculae, so I will quick explain first who Louis Philippe was. There were a series of revolutionary governments followed by Napoleon. They then briefly restored the Bourbon monarchy (the mainline descended from Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette), but there was another little Revolution (19th century French history is punctuated by revolutions and attempts at revolutions with various types of government tried in between), and they decided to try the Orleanist line, descended from Louis XIV's gay brother, Phillipe Duc D'Orleans) which also married back and forth into the mainline. (How inbred were the French royal family? Louis XIV's wife was his mother's niece and both Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were descended from Phillipe. Just saying.) So anyway, they put Louis Philippe in power in 1830. He was put in by the rich and was super conservative and also invaded Algeria, something that still causes all sorts of problems for both countries here in the 21st century. Anyway, economic conditions in Europe deteriorated in the late 1840's and in 1848 there were a wave of Revolutions with varying success all over Europe. One of those was in France and bounced Louis Philippe, but the thing I want to tell you is the reason I'll never forget him.

So he started out popular, because he favoured liberal (European 19th century liberal, not modern American liberal) policies and adopted a more bourgeois style instead of a monarchical one, but gradually he got more monarchical and autocratic and started endorsing policies that harmed workers. (Sound familiar at all?) As his popularity declined, cartoonists started mocking him. There was a really famous one of his face slowly morphing into a pear. (Google Louis Philippe and poire and the image comes right up). Like a who lot of thinned skinned autocrats, he could not handle even a hint of ridicule, so he had a law passed outlawing the use of his image in a mocking way, lampoons, etc., so the cartoonists just started drawing pears to stand in for the king in their cartoons. So the king had images of pears outlawed. No really. Everyone back then thought it was ridiculous too. Outlawing free expression just pissed people off because they were already angry about the Pear's autocratic ways, so ll over Paris and other places angry workers were to be found, people started doing graffiti in the shape of a pear's outline.

Looking at Trump and Pence screaming about how free speech is only for them and not for people who they don't like and/or who have less power than they do, all I keep thinking of is pears on walls all over Paris and a King made ridiculous by trying to outlaw them.

* It was a bad day for lungs and legs. I think I will soon take a warm bath and go to bed.

* Help pay for soap, meds, medical copays: Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Dhraegon's idea of heaven: http://the-toast.net/2015/02/11/happiest-woman-world-looks-like/

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

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

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

* 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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* "Foreign hack on state election databases:"

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* "Model management:"

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* "LePage scrambles as Republican support fades:"

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* "CPD moves to fire cops in Laquan McDonald case:"

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* "School Closures Aim At Displacing Black Poor Students: Study Reveals:" https://blackmattersus.com/14674-school-closures-aims-at-displacing-black-poor-students-study-reveals/

* "Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery:" https://theintercept.com/2016/08/28/colin-kaepernick-is-righter-than-you-know-the-national-anthem-is-a-celebration-of-slavery/

* "My three-and-a-half-year-old son likes...:" https://www.facebook.com/schriftstellar/posts/10154461885076719

* "Six Impossible Episodes: Possible Apocrypha:" http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/six-impossible-episodes-possible-apocrypha.htm

* "Cheryl's Landing Part 1: Speeches and Boom:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/cheryls-landing-part-1/

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

* California is now an official disaster due to out of control fire made worse by the drought. https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* More than 400 are dead in a horrific earthquake in Ecuador over the weekend. Want to help? http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/americas/ecuador/ecuador-red-cross-responds-to-deadly-earthquake-72129/

* "Malawi's fearsome chief, terminator of child marriages:" http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/03/malawi-fearsome-chief-terminator-child-marriages-160316081809603.html

* "Wealth doesn't trickle down – it just floods offshore, research reveals:" http://www.theguardian.com/business/2012/jul/21/offshore-wealth-global-economy-tax-havens

* "How a Cashless Society Could Embolden Big Brother:" http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/04/cashless-society/477411/

* "Why the Poor Get Trapped in Depressed Areas:" https://newrepublic.com/article/131743/poor-get-trapped-depressed-areas

* "Tone deafness on women a well-established John Kasich pattern:"

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* "Stop telling women to “just say no” if they’re not interested and being harassed." http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/143049209087/stop-telling-women-to-just-say-no-if-theyre-not

* "Flint water crisis unaddressed, Snyder keeps talking:"

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* "Dixon Takes The Plea Deal In The Nettles Murder Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2016/04/dixon-takes-plea-deal-in-nettles-murder.html

* For what feels like the millionth time Trigger warnings aren't censorship. Ingredient lists on soup cans aren’t censorship. It’s the same damned thing. Ingredient lists on food cans warn people about things that could potentially make them sick. Trigger warnings do the same damned thing for people who’ve experienced trauma. This isn’t rocket science.

* The Library of Alexandria: http://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/143048518966/love2laughmore-sagansense-this-is-where-my

* I sold enough ebay for taxes and insurance it looks like! Yay! Thank you to all who bid!

* Squirrel went in for tests Monday, and they ended up doing emergency surgery. Given how ill he looked the last few weeks, it wasn't a huge surprise. It was a fixable thing. They'd hoped to send him home early this morning, but it looks like they are keeping him until tomorrow. His cat is visibly worried and mopey. She keeps looking for him in this sad, resigned sort of way that is heartbreaking to watch. I've been giving her servings of Hector's old goosh, and petting her when she'll let me.

I've been sleeping in clothes the last two days and having to do without melatonin as I've been on call for picking him up both days. It's been sticky hot, and the death of the big fan has made it hard to sleep. I've managed to work out a precarious system that made things bearable in my room, but I am not convinced it will be enough come June. We'll see.

Unfortunately, I didn't get the right combination until about 2 in the afternoon, about two hours after I'd given up on getting back to sleep after Medicare Advantage woke me up to try to argue me into a home visit I don't want or need. Look, I totally am in favor of the service being available. They were a big help to my mother in the last two years of her deterioration. It's great that someone is checking on people who might for one reason or another need it. The thing is though, I don't. I'm in my mid-40's, with good mental health and am neurologically healthy. I have a CNA for a roommate. I have a complex meds schedule, yes, but I've evolved an organizational system that's worked pretty well for that, and external interference with that will be way more likely to make me miss doses as I try to learn a new system then me continuing without being bothered. I do not right now what to have a stranger intruding in my home and eating a couple of hours of precious sleep even if that stranger is perfectly nice like last time. It's bad enough we have fire testing again this month with fire fighters stomping through and the loud alarms for every single detector in the building being checked, and the resulting sensory overload for me and terror for the cats. Arguing Medicare into leaving me the fuck alone for a few months was something I don't like doing on inadequate sleep and as I'd been expecting it to be Squirrel I was all wide awake and adrenaline in preparation for getting my shit together to get him. One realizing it wasn't I was instantly worried that it was after 11 and he hadn't called for pick up. The result was I simply hung up so I could call his cell. Which means they will likely wake me up an hour before the forage alarm tomorrow so I can argue with them then. Sigh. I know, my fault.

I did get out and mail the ebays that were paid, did pharmacy, library, etc.. I also managed somehow to damage a plant today during watering somehow. *facepalm*

* It turns out CBUT broadcast the skating Syncho worlds! This is an event that I rarely get to see and I know very little about, but I love watching. It is beautiful like ballet chorus dancing and strangely hypnotic, like watching flocks of birds. I do know just enough about the physics of movement on ice and injury risk to be incredibly impressed by things that often look simple on the surface, which adds piquancy, and I do love that even though I'm about as clueless as it gets on the technicals I can still see the difference in quality between the top teams and the ones lower down. I love that because it's an overwhelmingly female sport, when they break into pairs it strips all the heteronormativity out of ice dancing moves and I can just enjoy how beautiful the movements are. There is something deceptively elegant about the top teams in motion. It is weirdly relaxing, the way my fish tanks are relaxing. I don't have proper words for why I enjoy watching it really, just that I walked away smiling to myself after.

* Humpty Trump: http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2016/04/17

* "Parks & No Wreck: Sunday Sweets To TREAT YO'SELF:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/4/17/parks-no-wreck-sunday-sweets-to-treat-yoself.html

* Apparently I am still too angry about what happened to Anita Hill to watch Confirmation.

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* Obama gets Cuba deal done where past presidents have failed:

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* "Bernie Sanders one-on-one with Chris Hayes:"

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* I really, really don't want to have to live through this again only worse: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/141469713667/suricattus-claidilady-septiplier-freak

* The Walking Dead has shitty LGB (no trans at all) representation. They start developing a Lesbian relationship (a few pretty chaste kisses, one I love you) and we've all been sitting around waiting for one of them to die because that's what they do on this show and Surprise! One gets fridged. Fuck you Walking Dead. The previous lesbian relationship and the one gay relationship were/are barely developed. This one barely started.

* Robert Louis Stevenson and Queer Content: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/141472190727/what-do-you-mean-by-saying-that-robert-louis

* One of the comment segments of this does a beautiful job of explaining why Jedis in Star Wars under Lucas are bad at Buddhism: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/141471373357/touchyourblood-bonehandledknife

* EBAYs, 3ish days, no bid:

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

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

* Want to help finance my meds/medical co pays? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* The Russian military and the Assad regime attacked two hospitals with missiles in Syria. It is a human rights abuse when we doit; it is a human rights abuse when they do it.

* "The Simply Breathtaking Consequences Of Justice Scalia’s Death:" http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/02/13/3749464/the-simply-breathtaking-consequences-of-justice-scalias-death/

* "KY Rep. Marzian Files Bill Requiring Spousal Permission & Doctors Visits To Get Erectile Dysfunction Drugs:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2016/02/ky-rep-marzian-files-bill-requiring.html

* "Lake County, FL Needs Help With This Trans Cold Case Death:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2016/02/lake-county-fl-needs-help-with-this.html

* "Down Goes The Unjust Washington Anti-Trans Bill!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2016/02/down-goes-unjust-washington-anti-trans.html

* "Unjust Virginia Anti-Trans Bill Dies:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2016/02/unjust-virginia-anti-trans-bill-dies.html

* "History of Japan :"

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* Hector Update: Really, all he wants is to be on or next to me and only seems distressed when he can't see me or feel me, so I try to be in conact as much as I can (some things need to be done without like bathroom and feeding fish. I've been carrying him wherever I can and settling him for pettins and naps wherever I need to be physically. We did a really long bath, which is one of his favorite things. He likes the heat and stretches out on the human island for cuddles, I felt like a monster lifting him out because he tried to get back in, but I really needed to get out. I keep thinking he's done, but he wakes up asking for pettins. Right now he's on the pouf beside me, where he spent most of yesterday. He's got Skye's old blanket with the texture he likes, my leg to cuddle, and loves whenever he wakes. That's really most of what he's wanted since the stroke cascade started about three weeks ago. I really would have taken him if he seemed more distressed by his state, but the worst of that was over by about Midnight between Saturday and Sunday. It is horrible. All of it, but I would rather he die in one of his favorite napping spots with his personal human right there then in terror at the humane society surrounded by strangers after a long terrifying car ride.

LM has been an angel throughout for all her history as an asshole cat. Once he started to have strokes, she immediately stopped dominance games. she's been so sweet and patient with his confusion and occasional aggression. Should startle hiss if his accidentally jumps where she is or leaps over her, but she hasn't laid a paw on him in months even when provoked. In this last crisis she comes for her me pettins when he's not with me temporarily. She does want reassurance, but she's careful to give him space. She's been peaceably sharing spaces like sofa and bed with him. She was good when Mache was dying too, but she's really gone above and beyond and I'm really proud of her for how far she's come.

* "Selwyn Tarth: Father of the Year?:" http://miss-m-calling.tumblr.com/post/101088784903/selwyn-tarth-father-of-the-year

* "Friday Discussion: Prejudice Free Worlds:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/02/friday-discussion-prejudice-free-worlds.html

* Supply Side: http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2016/02/12

* Attn: MrBumblepants, Djinni: "Takeo Ischi - New Bibi Hendl (Chicken Yodeling) 2011 :"

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

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

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

* Want to help finance my meds/medical co pays? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "After I Lived in Norway, America Felt Backward. Here’s Why.:" http://www.thenation.com/article/after-i-lived-in-norway-america-felt-backward-heres-why/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want to help finance Hector's cat food and my meds/medical co pays? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* I’m a member of two groups singled out for extra scrutiny. (No, not the obvious one). This means I get at least two forms of extra checks every time I go through a check point, sometimes more. I’m not afraid of flying, but I’m terrified of the TSA. What if someone takes exception to me existing during a stop over and I get trapped in the middle of the country with no money to get home?

I’m all for closing criminal background check loopholes and bringing back the assault rifle and extended clip bans, etc.., but I am against using the no fly list as a tool to stop gun sales because I am against the no fly list and have been since it was first being proposed. I am against extra judicial procedures. I am against the over throw of the rule of law. I am against the rising tide of authoritarianism. The no fly list needs to go and I will not compromise my beliefs for expedience.

* Some descendants of Holocaust survivors respond to the Donald Trump/Hilter comparisons: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/135635154392/do-you-think-trumps-recent-comments-about-muslims

* "Undelivered letters shed light on 17th-century society:" http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/08/undelivered-letters-17th-century-dutch-society

* "Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958): The Overlooked Mother of DNA:" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/134871763393/rosalind-franklin-1920-1958-the-overlooked

* "The History of Female Anger :" https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/the-history-of-female-anger

* "The Daily Show's 2015 Year in Review:"

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* "Donald Trump: The White ISIS:"

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* "Jordan Klepper: Good Guy with a Gun:"

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* "Who's Actually Supporting Donald Trump?:"

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* "Ted Cruz Jeopardizes the COP21 Climate Deal:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - The Fifth Republican Presidential Debate:"

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* "Bill Cosby Strikes Back:"

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* "Merry Confederate Christmas:"

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* "Islamophobia in America:"

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* Today’s must do was get Hector Food. (Yet another drop below what the auto-withdraw will take for car insurance). It took me two and a half hours to achieve a functional body, but I did get extra function out of it, which it turned out I needed. I got a lot of things done around the house that needed doing, though not the thing I most needed to do. I’m calling it progress, even if that’s nearly it for spoons....And everything I wrote since the last posting went poof! Fun. What you're looking at is a reconstituted version. I want a lung treatment and cookies and a nap. None of these things are happening. No nap until lung treatment. No lung treatment until Hector wakes up naturally because he needs the sleep and I need the quiet. No cookies because if i had the spoons for baking, I'd be up doing the top three must dos that I blew off because I was nearly out of spoons when I discovered them.

* I am blown away by how well the Crafting/Archery/Horse events portion went. I’m chuffed at how many people turned up and played the various wedding events. It’s good to see so much life still in this game.

* ""The Walking Dead" and the Culture of Hopelessness - Fandom Following:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/the-walking-dead-and-the-culture-of-hopelessness/

* I hate Elf on a Shelf. I'm glad it wasn't the thing when I was little. http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/134987523670/drst-mhalachai-rainnecassidy-this-is-such#notes

* Understanding vs. Agreement: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/134993185210/vixyish-solarbird-eerieearthling-this#notes

* "Reading Holmes as a Transman:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/135096545385/ghostbees-the-second-issue-of-the-practical#notes

* "Cesare Borgia, Kilgrave, and Telling the Problematic Faves from the Personal Favorite White Boys:" http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fandomfollowing.com%2Fcesare-borgia-kilgrave-and-telling-the-problematic-faves-from-the-personal-favorite-white-boys%2F&t=ZWM3NWQyNGMxOWExM2IwNDhmMGNjZjE3ZGE2NGNiYjFhZjhmMDRmYSxWbTFLTDZvRQ%3D%3D

* "What Mockingjay Part II did right – and what it did not - Fandom Following:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/211-2/

* "Fast speed racking horses/flying pace Icelandic horses:"

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* Several others including Jeb Bush are also promising to start World War III if elected. "Chris Christie Calls Obama A ‘Weakling,’ Literally Promises To Start World War III:" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/10/13/chris-christie-calls-obama-a-weakling-literally-promises-to-start-world-war-iii/

* "US, Russia overlap in Syria risks escalation:"

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* "ACLU Sues Benton County, Wash., For Operating 'Modern-Day Debtors Prison':" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/07/446681086/aclu-sues-benton-county-wash-for-operating-modern-day-debtors-prison?utm_source=facebook.com

* The driver was not literally rabid. I checked. "Rabid Driver Shoots Georgia Woman In Back For Driving Too Slow (VIDEO):" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/10/13/rabid-driver-shoots-georgia-woman-in-back-for-driving-too-slow-video/

* California banned the use of the R*****ns racial slur for Sports Team names.

* "Arrest Made In Keisha Jenkins Murder:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/10/arrest-made-in-keisha-jenkins-murder.html

* "Lafayette, Les Mis, and the July Revolution of 1830:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/131148891577/lafayette-les-mis-and-the-july-revolution-of

* "Dr. Nerdlove Nerds and Male Privilege:" http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2011/11/nerds-and-male-privilege/

* "Dr. Nerdlove Nerds and Male Privilege Part 2:" http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2012/01/nerds-and-male-privilege-part-2/all/1/

* "Don't Be A Creeper:" http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2011/12/dont-be-a-creeper/

I can guarantee if you just pinned her to a wall or display rack, she is not listening to you. All she is thinking about is how to get away from you. rapping a woman like that is frigging terrifying. Ought she yell for help? Is anyone likely to help nearby? Will she have to knee your crotch? Take out your knee? Can she dart under your arm and what happens if you grab her and won’t let go? Seriously, she’s gaming out survival strategies and does not give a shit about how much you love Wolverine or your 35th level ranger. You’ve just signaled you are about to attack her. Don’t be this guy.

* 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 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
gwydion: (Default)
* Russia keeps violating Turkish airspace with there bombers, which is understandably alarming to the Turks.

* Given we've changed our story four times on our catastrophic bombing of a Doctors without Borders hospital, killing 12 staff and a large number of patients who burned in our beds, I can only assume we are lying and thus I support the Doctors without Borders calls for an independent investigation of this heinous war crime.

* "Can big-game hunting actually lead to conservation?:"

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* "Stalkers, domestic abusers the object of new gun safety bill:"

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* "Kiesha Jenkins Becomes 20th U.S. Trans Woman Murdered This Year:" http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/10/06/kiesha-jenkins-becomes-20th-us-trans-woman-murdered-year

* In Australia, even the toddlers are hard core. "Australian toddler's head re-attached to spine:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-34462990

* "A Linguist Explains What Old-School British Accents Sounded Like:" http://the-toast.net/2014/03/19/a-linguist-explains-british-accents-of-yore/

* "Not So Pro-Life After All:"

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* "Terrible, Unending National Tragedies:"

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* "Shoot First, Ask Questions Never - America's Conversation About Not Talking About Guns:"

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* "That State Is Cray - Deny My Vote - Alabama's DMV Shutdown:"

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* Ebay, One More time:

A Low Candle-Lit Room 2013 (LE, Yules): (Company says: Candle wax and waxen "skin," rotting leather and reeking damp wood, and the ashes of a yawning, cold fireplace.). 3/4 Full.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301757378182?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

* 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 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

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