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* "Duterte threatens to have son killed:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41352749

* "'A rogue' and a 'dotard': Kim Jong-un's statement on Trump in full:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/22/a-rogue-and-a-gangster-kim-jong-uns-statement-on-trump-in-full

* "Defying Trump, Iran says will boost missile capabilities:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-military-usa/defying-trump-iran-says-will-boost-missile-capabilities-idUSKCN1BX0J7

* "Trump mulls new order to replace travel ban, no decision yet:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump/trump-readies-new-order-to-replace-travel-ban-reports-idUSKCN1BX1VU

* "Facebook says it will hand Russian ads over to Congress:" http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/21/media/mark-zuckerberg-facebook-russian-ads/index.html

* "U.S. Monitored Manafort After He Left Trump Campaign:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-monitored-manafort-after-he-left-trump-campaign-1506034258

* "Price traveled by private plane at least 24 times:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/21/tom-price-private-charter-plane-flights-242989

* But the Donors support the destruction of medicaid and that's all Republicans care about. "Poll: only 24% of Americans approve of Graham-Cassidy:" https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/9/22/16349470/polling-graham-cassidy-not-good

* McCain has declared a no for the Graham-Cassidy Bill designed to destroy Medicaid, joining Rand Paul. Susan Collins is leaning no and Murkowski is undecided. If you have Collins or Murkowski for a Senator, please call, fax, or protest, to encourage a no. We are sooo close to defeating this thing. Please don't let us lose most of Medicaid in the next half decade for lack of trying.

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

* This is a little old, but good and relevant. "Richard Spencer Was My High-School Classmate:" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/his-kampf/524505/

* "Puerto Rico dam: Evacuations begin along river:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/22/us/puerto-rico-guajataca-river-dam-evacuations/index.html

* "For Crop Harvests, Every Degree of Warming Counts:" https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/for-crop-harvests-every-degree-of-warming-counts/

* "Ghost Farming:" https://runesoup.com/2017/08/ghost-farming/

* "Debate Trolling and Predatory Delay:" https://medium.com/@AlexSteffen/debate-trolling-and-predatory-delay-47881ea6c6b7

* "Rama and the Ramayana: Crash Course World Mythology #27:"

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* On invisible disabilities in History: http://qqueenofhades.tumblr.com/post/165632245279/i-just-read-your-post-about-historical-ableism

* "The Time Abe Lincoln and a Rival Almost Dueled:" http://mentalfloss.com/article/12382/time-abraham-lincoln-and-political-rival-almost-dueled-island

* I lost nearly all my sleep for the day because an cancellation email got eaten by the sender's phone, so I'm apt to be out of it.

* Halloweentown by day.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165632798502/halloweentown-by-day

* It is heartbreaking to see how much Mary Tyler Moore suffered from Imposter syndrome judging from her Cavett interview. She was so inspirational to so many women and still suffered from the bullshit society foists on women constantly. It was also encouraging to hear her talk about therapy and trying to get help for it.

* Varys vs. Littlefinger: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165511664812/do-you-agree-with-the-notion-that-varys

* John Snow vs. Young Griff: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/165594687513/hey-pq-so-ive-been-thinking-jon-definitely-has

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* We need money for taxes so ebay time again. These won't sell fast enough to solve this month, but can help with the mess this month leaves behind.: https://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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* Next Friday, 5pm
Next Sunday, 1am
September 26 2017, 12pm

October 1 2017, 12pm
October 9 2017, 10am
October 16, 2017, 5pm
October 19 2017, 10am
October 31 2017, 10am

Next Monday, 2:30pm

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

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

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

* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Spain's civil CRISIS: Police boats BLOCKED by Catalan ports as unrest continues to grow:" http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/857208/Catalan-independence-crisis-military-police-boats-blocked

* "Nicaragua Joins Paris Accord, Leaving Trump Alone With Syria:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-20/as-nicaragua-joins-paris-accord-trump-left-alone-with-syria

* "Trump Boosts North Korea Sanctions, Adding Economic Pressure:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-21/trump-is-said-to-announce-north-korea-sanctions-at-meeting-today

* "Trump leaning toward decertifying Iran nuclear deal, sources say:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-leaning-toward-decertifying-iran-nuclear-deal-say-sources-n803121

* "Trump finds others to pay family legal bills:"

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* "Manafort used Trump campaign account to email Ukrainian operative:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/20/paul-manafort-trump-campaign-email-ukrainian-operative-242949

* "Trump hires campaign workers instead of farm experts at USDA:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/21/trump-agriculture-department-usda-campaign-workers-242951

* "Chris Murphy: The GOP is buying votes:"

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* Spoiler: Yes, of course he will. "Will you vote to hurt your state, congressman?:"

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* "A gay Swedish antifascist spent a year undercover with white supremacists. Here’s what he found.:" https://thinkprogress.org/a-gay-sweedish-antifascist-spent-a-year-undercover-with-white-supremacists-heres-what-he-found-92d070611ed9/

* "My Houston Statue Replacement Suggestions:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/my-houston-statue-replacement.html

* "Teaching Sept. 11 To Students Who Were Born After The Attacks:" http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/09/11/549532978/teaching-sept-11-to-students-who-were-born-after-the-attacks-happened

* "BILL GATES - IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH WITH THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION - EXTENDED INTERVIEW:"

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* "Archaeology: Ancient seeds, pollen show Ohio’s ‘lost crops’:" http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170820/archaeology-ancient-seeds-pollen-show-ohios-lost-crops

* "Confederate submarine crew killed by their own weapon:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-confederate-submarine-crew-weapon.html

* "Hurricane Mueller Storms the Trump Administration:"

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* Two days of proper sleep are helping, though I am still sporadically feverish and my lungs are still heavy. When I get the second half of the pneumococcal, I intend to plan for two weeks of ick. To reiterate? Still beyond worth it to avoid a likely 10+ cases of pneumonia.

* First stage Gothmas decorations. I may be covered in fever sweat but I have pretty lights.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165598649826/first-stage-gothmas-decorations-i-may-be-covered

* How many years/decades will it be before they make a lego movie with a female lead?

* Jamie Lannister and Aerys Targaryen: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165507146137/was-jaime-justified-in-killing-aerys-he-had

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* We need money for taxes so ebay time again. These won't sell fast enough to solve this month, but can help with the mess this month leaves behind.: http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethran?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

Details cut for your pleasure: )

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

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

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

* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* This is a different earthquake. It is horrifying. "Central Mexico earthquake kills scores, topples buildings:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/19/americas/mexico-earthquake/index.html

* "Evacuate or die, Puerto Rico officials warn as Hurricane Maria bears down:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/catastrophic-category-5-maria-takes-aim-puerto-rico-virgin-islands-n802671

* "Hurricane Maria Does ‘Mind-Boggling’ Damage to Dominica, Leader Says:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/world/americas/hurricane-maria-caribbean.html?mcubz=3

* Hurricane Maria live blog. Please stay safe, folks. "Hurricane Maria: category 5 storm lashes Virgin Islands:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/sep/19/hurricane-maria-category-5-caribbean-live-updates

* "If threatened, U.S. will 'totally destroy' North Korea, Trump vows:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-assembly-trump/if-threatened-u-s-will-totally-destroy-north-korea-trump-vows-idUSKCN1BU0B3

* Remember that when 45 accuses or attacks people for something it means that he's really talking about himself. "Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself." Well, we finally know what his political agenda is and his plan for the country. *shudder*

* "Trump joins history's list of unhinged speakers at UN:"

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* "Trump says U.S. prepared to take further action in Venezuela:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/18/trump-venezuela-latin-america-242867

* 45 is funding his legal defense out of Republican Party funds and his campaign funds for 2020, which he has already been raising.

* "US government wiretapped Trump campaign chair:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/politics/paul-manafort-government-wiretapped-fisa-russians/index.html

* "Trump lawyer violates deal with Senate Intelligence Committee:"

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* "The last stand for Obamacare - and what Dems can do about it:"

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* "Congressman arrested at Trump Tower DACA protest:"

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* "Jim's U.K. Police Ride-Along:"

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* "Donald Trump Jr. Heads Out on His Own:"

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* "A Trumpian Debut at the United Nations:"

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* "No Regrets: How a Trump Supporter May Have Voted to Destroy His Own Career:"

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* "Professor Tom Smith's Application to the Evil League of Evil:"

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* My lungs turned nasty some time after midnight and i have been feverish all day. They called me in the morning to tell me they don't make those valves anymore. Short of paying for custom machining (Might as well wish for another car), best to just drive it gently and hope. (I was given a number to call about used, but the man said it was a terrible idea to install a used one so they don't sell them. The result was I got to dream of fevers instead of dragging myself out to Honest Mechanic.

I got my first polling for the election this November, pretty clearly an attempt by the challenger to test out arguments against a City Councillor I rather like (strong environment and strong prison reform. IE: Mental health and drug diversion). I'll be fascinated to see what the focus grouped adds look like. Her arguments were pretty cleverly coded for our particular voting district. I enjoy dissecting these things.

Remember folks, please vote every legal chance you have. Vote in primaries. Vote in off year elections. Vote in every race, no matter how small and local. Unless you've got a special election, odds are where you live, the only things on your ballot this November will be small local races and ballot initiatives. Google is your friend. You may not know that candidate for treasurer or sheriff or school board, but you can generally find published opinions and which groups are endorsing them. Local election have a huge effect on your quality of life. Is the water safe to drink? How aggressive are the police? What sort of zoning regulations are there and are they building dangerous chemical plants next to elementary schools? Local elections can have a huge effect on how safe you are. If you vote every time you have a chance, you'll also have more warning when the Republicans try to take away your right to vote and more time to appeal and get your registration reinstated.

Register now, if you aren't registered already. Vote in November, even though voting for sheriff isn't as exciting as voting for president. Resist.

* "Will Has a Women Problem:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/wills-women-problem/

* Accurate and hilarious. "Mansfield Park:" http://the-toast.net/2015/05/06/mansfield-park/

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* We need money for taxes so ebay time again. These won't sell fast enough to solve this month, but can help with the mess this month leaves behind.: http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethran?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

Details cut for your pleasure: )

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

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

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

* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* Another category 5 is likely to hit a bunch of places already ravaged by Irma. It's hitting the Leewards and the Virgin Islands again, which were the worst hit, as well as islands full of refugees from other islands. "Hurricane Maria is now a Category 5:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/americas/atlantic-storms-maria-jose-lee/index.html

* "Outrage as Mexican student killed after using ride-hailing service:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/18/mexico-woman-murder-student-ride-hailing-service-cabify

* "Monsoon rain adding to Rohingya camp misery:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/17/monsoon-rain-adding-to-rohingya-camp-misery

* "Trump opens week at UN by calling out 'mismanagement,' underperformance:" https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/18/trump-opens-week-at-un-by-calling-out-mismanagement-underperformance.html

* "Top US diplomat says closing embassy in Cuba 'under review':" https://apnews.com/98aaf30d47b8463688eb6974be2c3e76/Top-US-diplomat-says-closing-Embassy-in-Cuba-

* "Where did Trump’s leftover inauguration money go?:"

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* "Interior Report Recommends Cuts or Changes to Seven National Land Monuments:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/interior-report-recommends-cuts-or-changes-to-7-national-land-monuments-1505695948

* Looks like Mueller is going to indict Manafort. "Paul Manafort wiretapped and threatened with indictment: reports:"

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* "Mueller uses search warrant to get more on Russia from Facebook:"

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* "Latest GOP Obamacare repeal bill is worst yet: Schatz:"

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* The long intro freaked me out because it sounded a little too much like an obit, so I wanted to mention she's fine and there for an interview. "Democrats prep for another fight to defend Obamacare from GOP:"

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* The current plan is to vote on the ACA Repeal with 90 seconds of debate, no public hearings, and no CBO score. Please, please please, protest in person if you can. If you can't, call or use a service.

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

* "Stalking, actually: why men who reject rejection are not romantic heroes:" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/12/stalking-men-rejection-romantic-sitcoms-films-creepy-women-boundaries

* "123 arrested in St. Louis in 3rd night of protests over ex-cop's acquittal:" http://abcnews.go.com/US/80-people-arrested-st-louis-3rd-night-protests/story?id=49922449

* TW: Suicide. Contains video of police killing a person, but does not autoplay. "Protests erupt on Georgia Tech campus after student is killed:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/us/georgia-tech-student-killed/index.html

* "Bigot Bob Marshall 'Scurred' To Debate Danica Roem In VA Legislative Race:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/bigot-bob-marshall-scurred-to-debate.html

* "That Viral Photo Of My Trans Son Crying? Here's What's Really Going On:" http://www.refinery29.com/2017/07/164897/viral-photo-trans-boy-crying-texas-capitol

* Why is is that lately whenever I start a thought with "What sort of monster would..." the answer is always "Republicans?"

* "Medicine's Women Problem:" https://thenib.com/medicine-s-women-problem?t=recent

* I'm linking tumblr instead of directly to the article as there are lots of lovely bone and wood examples in the comments that might be useful to writers. "2,000 year old warrior armour made of reindeer antlers found on the Arctic Circle:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/165195167262/2000-year-old-warrior-armour-made-of-reindeer

* "How the female Viking warrior was written out of history:" https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/15/how-the-female-viking-warrior-was-written-out-of-history

* "Diversity Wins Big at the 2017 Emmys:"

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* "Floridians Beware: A Hurricane Warning Gets Lost in Translation:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin:"

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* "Tom Smith, Hermione Granger the Pirate Queen:"

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* Monday was forage. I was shaky as fuck after, but I did manage to post an extra auction anyway after doing the basics around the house. Tuesday I go back down their even earlier for the engine valve. Mid-sleep cycle! Fun!

* The Eartha Kitt Cavett interview is fascinating. She picked cotton as a child and never saw an electric light, a television, a movie, nor knew what they were until her mother died and she was sent to New York. They didn't have books or magazines. It was the 20th Century, but.... Yeah. She also addresses the incident with President Johnson having her blacklisted and getting the FBI to dig up dirt to smear her, which is very relevant considering what 45 is trying to do to that ESPN Commentator right now.

* Fuck Marvel! "Marvel's Nazi Fascism Fixation, Part II: America Is A Lie:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/nazi-captain-america-never-again/

* "The Black Gate is Closed:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/black-gate-closed-two-towers/

* "Independence Day: A Star Wars Story:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/09/independence-day-star-wars-story.html

* ToS Rewatch, Season 2:

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* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* We need money for car repair and taxes, so ebay time again. These won't sell fast enough to solve this month, but can help with the mess this month leaves behind.: http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethran?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

Details cut for your pleasure: )

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

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

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

* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* Why DOES he still have a security clearance? "Jared Kushner financials vs. his foreign policy role:"

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* In my opinion, having a weapon to plant implies pre-meditation. "Violence again roils St. Louis after ex-officer acquitted:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/second-day-protests-st-louis-after-former-officer-acquitted-n802016

* I am linking to tumblr instead of directly to the article as resistance actions are in the tumblr version. "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

* "Game of Thrones star talks climate change and activism:"

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* "Sentence Sneak with Benedict Cumberbatch:"

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* Sunday I did yet more Gothmas prep, and did up some ebays, which ate the evening. They go up Monday evening. Unfortunately, the spending the first half of the month one kind of sick or another means they won't be fast enough to save this month's finances. Realistically, I still need to pick more sacrifices so I can add more tomorrow, but I'm also meant to be foraging etc.. tomorrow, and I'm not convinced I'll be able to pick fast enough anyway, so we'll see.

* "In Defense of Bran Stark Part 1: Home is where the Heart is:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/defense-bran-stark-part-1/

* "Sunday Sweets: Fraggles and Dragons and Groot, Oh My!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/9/17/sunday-sweets-fraggles-and-dragons-and-groot-oh-my.html

* ToS Rewatch, Season 2:

Cut for your pleasure: )

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Mysterious attack on US diplomats in Cuba confounds:"

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* This is a long read, but incredibly important. "The First White President:" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/10/the-first-white-president-ta-nehisi-coates/537909/

* "Ta-Nehisi Coates: 'You might be a white supremacist':"

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* "Coates: In 100 years, people will say we lost our minds:"

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* "Sessions, McCabe call Nunes' bluff on threatening letter:"

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* "Pence, up to his neck in Russia scandal, losing press secretary:"

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* "Trump voter fraud commission draws controversy:"

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* The Republicans have until the end of the month to steal your health care and there is a good chance of them succeeding, as the current bill robs blue states that took Medicare expansion to give block grant bribes to red states like alaska in hopes of flipping the votes of wobbly Republicans. It also robs 30 million people of their health care, dramatically cuts Medicaid generally, and is designed to dramatically jack up prices for pre existing conditions and copays just generally.

Look, I know we are all tired, but we need to come out and fight one last time. We need the in person protests at town halls and district offices as well as in Washington. We need faxes and phone calls. We need to hold them off just a few weeks longer. Bombard your Republican Congress Critters wit personal stories. Make them listen to the people they are planning to kill. This is geometrically more important if you have Senators like Collins, Murkowski, McCain, etc., who were against or soft on previous rounds.

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

* "Appropriate collusion (organizing the weaker side):" http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/09/appropriate-collusion-organizing-the-other-side.html

* "Juggalos marched on Washington and it got emotional:" https://news.vice.com/story/juggalo-march-on-washington-insane-clown-posse

* "Trump deal with Democrats: Why protect Dreamers with Pelosi...:"

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* I got proper sleep today and I made a huge dent in the Autumn cleaning/organizing needed in advance of putting up the Gothmas stuff, including a massive library shift in the livingroom. Which likely means there is room to collect the stacks of history books sitting in my bedroom to put away properly.

I've had the microwave fan running for about half an hour as I wrote this.
My plan is to leave the fan on all evening just in case.

Addendum: It can run about an hour without screaming. Sigh.

* "It’s About What You Believe: Thoughts on Wonder Woman and How to Be a Hero:" http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/165423234731/its-about-what-you-believe-thoughts-on-wonder

* "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 9: The Traitor:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/09/the-strain-season-4-episode-9-traitor.html

* "Impostor Syndrome vs Exceptionalism in Alanna the First Adventure:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/impostor-syndrome-vs-exceptionalism-alanna-first-adventure/

* I think I found the best book: https://www.tumblr.com/reblog/165159284744/BYp79ce5/?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Flettersfromtitan.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F165159284744%2Fsorcyress-punkfaery-captoring-punkfaery

* Are in person flashers still a thing, or have they all moved to the Internet? (I was watching TV from the ‘70′s).

* ToS Rewatch, Season 2:

Cut for your pleasure: )

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Trump to Push Other Leaders on North Korea as UN Assembly Meets:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-14/north-korea-launched-missile-over-japan-toward-pacific-ocean

* "Tube blast is terror incident, say police:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41278545

* "Trump's tweet on London attack draws ire from U.K. officials:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/15/trump-london-bombing-terrorists-scotland-yard-242761

* Someone needs to explain to Devin Nunes what "recused" means.

* The Republican War on Rule of Law and Corruption Over Site continues. "Trump administration withholds almost all Mar-a-Lago visitor logs:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/politics/secret-service-maralago-logs/index.html

* "California legislature passes bill requiring presidential candidates to release tax returns:" http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/350789-california-legislature-passes-bill-requiring-presidential-candidates-to

* "Senate panel eyes new bills to protect Mueller:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/14/politics/robert-mueller-protection-bills-senate/index.html

* "Anjali Ameer Makes Indian Movie History:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/anjali-ameer-makes-indian-movie-history.html

* "A Christian Group Is Paying For Transgender People's Surgeries To Atone For The Church's Discrimination:" http://www.refinery29.com/2017/09/171280/christian-group-transgender-surgery?utm_content=buffer3f97

* "age & queerness in fandom:" http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/165244337200/age-queerness-in-fandom

* Bring tissues. "Curmudgeons:" https://vimeo.com/159449591

* I know I haven't written about the people who died in a nursing home literally across the street from a working hospital with power, basically because the idea of it is so distressing and horrible and able bodied person lazy and pointless, because how fucking much effort would i have taken to move vulnerable people literally across the street to safety? I bet a lot less than setting up fans that weren't enough, and why the fuck wasn't the AC hooked up to the back up generator? They had power to run fans. That has me furious about asshole penny pinching nursing home admin who gave no fucks for vulnerable elders in their care. The place my Mom chose for herself not only had a back up generator, but a system where if the back up fucking failed in a major storm or flood there was a third emergency system where she could hook up her oxygen machine and survive like that for days. how do I know this? Because we talked over her contingency plans in advance of a big storm their the last winter before she died. (She liked to talk these sorts of things over with another competent adult, and my father being dead, and me sharing the trait of having multiple contingency plans being a comfort, she was apt to do this with me). They had a bus evacuation system if they needed to move everyone with special transport for the full nursing care building and designated evacuation locations depending on the disaster. It is possible to plan this shit out in advance if the people running a place are ethical. Those deaths didn't have to happen if anyone at all with a smidgen of authority gave too shits about the people in that facility, both as far as planning for predicable disaster (It's Florida. Hurricanes are seasonal and flooding a predictable thing that happens often enough to plan for.), and in the immediate "This isn't safe! We need to evacuate the medically fragile across the street" sense.

Well, it looks like a lot of people feel that way. The facility is closed as a crime scene, and there are likely to be a variety of criminal charges. Some of the likely charges have sentences of up to 30 years. Good. Lock the bastards up. Eight people died because of their callousness.

Well, it looks like a lot of people feel that way. The facility is closed as a crime scene, and there are likely to be a variety of criminal charges. Some of the likely charges have sentences of up to 30 years. Good. Lock the bastards up. Eight people died because of their callousness.

* "Harry Dean Stanton, Quintessential American Actor, Dies at 91:" http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/harry-dean-stanton-dead-paris-texas-star-91-766020

* "Extreme Amazing Super-Chess! (Chess.):"

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* I got crap sleep again as I'm still recovering from the pneumococcal vaccine. There's a steady upward trend, and again, I'll happily trade a week or so of this for 10 or more times when I don't get pneumonia. I woke with the shakes, so gave myself an extra half hour nap, as often the reset helps. It did in this case, though I'm sluggish. I managed to get out at a reasonable time to Honest Mechanic. It's looking like a $60.00 valve job. I have strong hopes of this being the last of the car things needing doing. This is taking everything I have left for the month except car insurance, so I'm completely fucked for other bills, but engine health is important. I go back Tuesday.

When I got home, the B Disabled parking was open, and that's not much further than my actual stolen spot and has the added benefit of being right by B recycling. All I had to carry was the empty disposable tea cup from the mechanics, so I tossed it in the trash and checked the cardboard recycling. Thee was not only an ideal bottom pad shape, but also a flower box in the perfect shape to hold the thing open. It will lose shape as it soaks, but I left the car with the seating propped open to air and dry in the sun. This process has been slow, but there has been noticeable improvement. Squirrel has been changing the cardboard as he has access to it at work, and I'd guess there is about half as much water in there as there was the day I bailed, maybe less, as it's hard to tell how much is in the seats, but when I opened it, it's more a drip than a waterfall.

I came home to have the toilet paper holder fall off. I was expecting it as I had to epoxy the other end last week. There is no permanent solution as the guy who built this place was terrible, so I periodically have to reattach them. I ended up making a mess as my hands are shaky, but I've hopes of another 6-8 months till the next incident. Then I got to sweep and mop the kitchen floor as Squirrel lost a piece of the blender when he unloaded the dish washer. (He did search last night). I am happy it was on the floor as the next step was going to involve taking that whole side of the kitchen apart. Still, the shakes are well back.

Squirrels project we were doing the scavenger hunt earlier in the week to get low cost ingredients for went off beautifully by the way.

Want to donate to my property taxes (170$ Needed) and car repair ($60). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* ...And I think I just killed the microwave by forgetting to turn the fan on before starting pasta on the stove top. I know better, but I'm exhausted and shaky so forgot. The fix for it is heartbreakingly easy according to the internet, The problem is, the asshole who built this place mounted things wrong. I can see half of the two screws I would need to unscrew to get the access panel open, but to unscrew them, I would have to dismount the entirety of the kitchen cabinets, which is absolutely out of the question physically. I am not tall enough with the ladder even if I did have several people to help me and somewhere to put everything in the fucking cabinets. Because the asshole who built my kitchen didn't measure anything correctly. I have unplugged it to make the screaming stop. There is a chance it will dry on it's own, as it did the other time I forgot to turn on the fan, but that time the alarm stopped in about half an hour and it's now been an hourish. Fuck. Fuck, fuck, fuck. A field trip into Squirrel's cave suggests he's broken the other micro wave. No fucking way can I afford a new one and where would I put it?

Addendum: 9:50. I plugged it in to see if I could reheat the tisane, and it is working again. Fuck, that was scary.

Addendum 9:58. Microwave starts screaming again. I'll try it again tomorrow.

* "On balloons.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165362192867/on-balloons

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* 45 fails at even the simplest bare minimum bits of Presidenting, as well as empathy. "After an earthquake and a hurricane — and Trump's failure to send condolences — Mexico rescinds offer of aid to U.S.:" http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-aid-20170911-story.html

* "Exclusive: Russia Used Facebook Events to Organize Anti-Immigrant Rallies on U.S. Soil:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/exclusive-russia-used-facebook-events-to-organize-anti-immigrant-rallies-on-us-soil

* "Russian politician: US intel slept as Russia elected US president:"

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* "Russia scoops US media on Trump White House meeting, again:"

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* "Russia planned for ‘broad reset’ under Trump: report:"

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* "Trump exposed for lie about sketchy business partner, Russia deal:"

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* "Cover-ups, excuses, denials swamp Trump camp on Russia contacts:"

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* "New Hampshire Democrat defends role on Trump voting commission:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-vote/new-hampshire-democrat-defends-role-on-trump-voting-commission-idUSKCN1BN130

* "The voter fraud lies keep coming from the Trump admin.:"

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* "FL GOPer laughs at EPA chief saying not time to talk climate:"

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* I do not care about which politicians view porn. I assume most of them at one time or another. The only time I care is if it is child pornography or the person is say, showing it to children, or viewing it somewhere it's imposing on other people. (I had a job one summer in an electronics store where the salesmen were frequently group watching porn in the back and would yell if I had to interrupt them to come sell a TV or whatever, and i had to eat lunch in a breakroom with all those breasts and vaginas staring at me, all of which I resented. I would have given no fucks if their homes were plastered with porn magazines and if they were jerking off at home, but I felt I shouldn't have to deal with it in a work environment, and I also felt if I had to work, so should they, and I especially shouldn't get yelled at for trying to get one of them to serve customers for the things I wasn’t allowed to sell them. WTF did they want me to tell the family wanting a new TV? Perhaps, "Sorry, all the salesmen are jerking off right now, so you'll have to wait until somebody cums?" Unless you work somewhere selling porn or live sex shows or the like, I feel like you shouldn't be required to watch other people masturbate. So no porn on the library computers where everyone is involved whether they want to be or not or on the computer at the Middle School, or... you get the idea). That's not the case here as far as I can tell. I do not like the man in question and find his politics disgusting, but he hasn't done anything wrong and I strongly disapprove of sex shaming people over private, consensual acts. Whatever he might or might not have done while watching that video is none of my business. I do not care either way, and I resent having to hear about it, particularly from supposedly leftish type people who very likely have looked at porn themselves. It's gross and hypocritical. Odds are this is the last mention I'm going to make about this particular instance, unless it turns out he was making interns watch him jerk it or something. Then, I care, but not for this.

* "Undocumented workers will help rebuild after hurricanes:"

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* "Supreme Court justice temporarily preserves Trump refugee ban:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-immigration/supreme-court-justice-temporarily-preserves-trump-refugee-ban-idUSKCN1BM24Q

* "Gay Rights Pioneer Edith Windsor Dies at 88:" https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/gay-rights-pioneer-edith-windsor-dies-88-n800796

* "Senators unveil plan to block transgender ban:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/politics/senate-transgender-trump-military/index.html

Please call or turn up in person to tell your Congress Critters you support the Amendment. Alternately:
This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/
Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* Please, please vote yes, Australia. Don't let these horrible people win with their lies. TW: Homophobic Hate speech. "Homophobia hits home: readers expose ugly side of same-sex marriage campaign:" https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/13/homophobia-hits-home-readers-expose-ugly-side-of-same-sex-marriage-campaign

* "Shapely Czech Venus reveals secrets:" http://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/shapely-czech-venus-reveals-secrets

* "DNA proves fearsome Viking warrior was a woman:" http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/09/dna-proves-fearsome-viking-warrior-was-woman

* "Russian archaeological find solves 13th-century mystery:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-russian-archaeological-13th-century-mystery.html

* "220-Year-Old Refugee Camp Found Near Galway:" https://www.archaeology.org/news/5858-170821-galway-linen-refugee-camp

* "Steve Bannon Confirms Everyone's Worst Suspicions About Him on "60 Minutes":"

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* "Equifax Tries Not to Get Sued After a Massive Data Breach:"

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* "President Trump: America's S**ttiest Miss America Contestant :"

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* "Circus 1903:"

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* I was really irritated with myself for being foggy, slow, and headachey today, but then I remembered, oh right, I didn't just use all the spoons by bedtime yesterday, I also spent three hours coughing in the wee hours (likely the pneumococcal vaccine), and my body is also still dealing with the influenza jab. Given the givens, I'm actually doing remarkably well. I did wake up with the lungs clearing, so I have hopes of getting past things in the usual week. Again, these are temporary physical conveniences and well worth it given the consequences of NOT doing it.

* What the world needs now is more Sam Vimes.

* I just caught two parts of the Richard Burton three (?) part Cavett interview that blew me away as a child, which lead to my life long interest in him and his work. It means so much more now, given how much more I know, about Wales, and mines, and class struggle, and his personal context. Charm stretched over fragility, humor over pain. Damn.

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

* "Sputnik, the Russian news agency, is under investigation by the FBI:" https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/sputnik-russian-news-agency-investigation-fbi-090024231.html

* "Pope: Rescinding DACA is not 'pro-life':" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/politics/pope-daca-trump/index.html

* "Senate report slams Trump foreign policy as 'apparent doctrine of retreat':" http://thehill.com/policy/defense/350055-senate-report-slams-trump-foreign-policy-as-apparent-doctrine-of-retreat

* "Trump administration appeals to Supreme Court on refugee ban:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/trump-administration-appeals-supreme-court-refugee-ban-49768994

* "Scoop: Jeff Sessions' lie detector idea:" https://www.axios.com/scoop-jeff-sessions-lie-detector-idea-2483756611.html

* TW: Lynching. This article contains pictures of injuries to an 8 year old who survived an attempted lynching in New England. ":" http://www.theroot.com/new-hampshire-police-refuse-to-release-information-on-c-1803054596?utm_source=theroot_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

* Guardian's live blog of Irma: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/sep/10/hurricane-irma-millions-brace-for-impact-as-superstorm-reaches-florida-live
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* "Climate Change Is a Crisis We Can Only Solve Together:" https://www.thenation.com/article/we-can-only-do-this-together/

* During my appointment, I complimented my Doctor on the PreP adverts, being a huge fan of harm reduction in all it's forms. The poking and prodding part of the appointment allowed for conversation, so we got into the medical ethics of things like Prep and needle exchange. My Doctor is about a decade younger than me, and the clinic does a lot in the way of HIV+ and addiction services. She is a fierce advocate for harm reduction. (Seriously, I adore my Doctor. She's enthusiastic about trans community health outreach, and she's really on top on my ridiculously complicated medical history. As someone who spent a huge chunk of my adult life fighting Doctors to convince them to actually, you know, provide medical care instead of ignoring shit, a Doctor who is cheerful and willing to help and non-discriminatory is a huge fucking deal.) Anyway, the Plague came up, by logical extension, and the lives saved by the aggressive needle exchange program in Seattle that has slowed HIV and Hep c transmission amoung users to next to nothing. For me, the AIDs epidemic was a horrifying disaster unfolding in real time coinciding roughly with my adolescence. When we were talking about Seattle during the worst of the pre-protase inhibitor days before needle exchange took hold,she said in this soft, sad tone, "So many bodies."

Yes. So many bodies. Anything that stops that, I'm all for. I never want to see that happening again, to any community. Even with modern drugs, long term survivors remain at risk of early death, depression, and dementia. It is so much better than when the young were falling like leaves in Autumn, but please, please, take care of yourselves out there. I would much rather live in a world where no one gets HIV any more and those who have it are well cared for.

* As I wrote this, I was watching Lily Tomlin gently, charmingly, but firmly calling Dick Cavett out for his sexism over and over in the course of an interview, keeping her tone light, but absolutely refusing to give way in a mid-’80′s interview.

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

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

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Mexico mourns at least 67 dead after twin punch of magnitude 8.1 quake, Hurricane Katia:" http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-mexico-earthquake-hurricane-20170909-story.html

* "Republicans Will Let America Burn While Holding Out for Tax Cuts:" http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/gop-will-let-america-burn-while-holding-out-for-tax-cuts-w500163

* Guardian's live blog of Irma: https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/sep/10/hurricane-irma-millions-brace-for-impact-as-superstorm-reaches-florida-live

* "Harvey Is What Climate Change Looks Like:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/08/28/climate-change-hurricane-harvey-215547

* "The Hero's Journey and the Monomyth: Crash Course World Mythology #25:"

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* "Gilgamesh has almost all of the experiences described in Campbell’s monomyth, but does this make him a hero?:"

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* "The “return” of the 2,500-year-old Ballachulish Goddess:" http://www.scotsman.com/news/the-return-of-the-2-500-year-old-ballachulish-goddess-1-4542330

* I have used nearly all the spoons, as in, as I right this, I've been sitting here with the shakes for 15 mins, trying to get it together enough to but food in the preheated oven. I made it on time to my doctor's appointment, it being so early there was no point in going to bed. This was one of those massive ones, were they do all the periodic monitoring except labs, some minor treatment stuff, and... vaccinations. Y'all know how pro-vaccine I am, and vaccines are pretty much keeping me alive at this point. My lungs were judged recovered enough from last week's Smoke Monster for me to get my yearly influenza, which generally makes me mildly ill for a weekish in exchange for me not getting knocked out for a month with influenza plus secondary infections for every random exposure I get, so is hella worth it for me. Given my medical situation I have had all the fragile old people vaccinations they offer whenever they become available, which most of y'all won't be worrying about until you're old enough for AARP membership. Apparently a new pneumococcal is out, and mine, being a decadish old, stopped covering me last Spring, as these things evolve. Keep in mine that before vaccines I was getting it every year, sometimes twice. I repeat, vaccines are our friends. Vaccinate your kids for their safety and those around them! Anyway. This vaccine is comparatively brutal, being a two shot dealio, like the Hep B vaccination. I'll get another when I go for Winter Labs. I am Really Feeling this one though. Still better than the lung infections and lung scaring the infections would cause, but It felt like a wound before I was half way home and I can't sleep on that side. with my pain resistance and background pain level, it takes something serious to be something that my nervous system insists is a serious problem. The flu vaccination site is below average tender for a flu shot. The Pneumonia is warm and tender. It's not a big deal unless it swell to golf ball size or the fever goes to 103, so do not panic. I do have a fever, a bit higher than flu vaccine's tiny elevation, but not even close to worrisome. It's just knocking me over though. I also spent waaaay more money than I could afford on mostly assorted lung meds. I really really need to do ebay this month as I'm expecting to be something like a hundred or more down on bills the way things are going, and with things like dish detergent apt to be running out.

I did get some sleep lying on my other side, but I woke enough before the alarm to prep for Squirrel's thing, that when I realized there would be no more sleep, I pushed myself into clothes and out of the house for forage, which was not particularly successful, alas, all bread and vegetables and nothing much else. We brought the forage in and I took Squirrel on an all over town scavenger hunt, which actually was successful. We didn't get exactly what he wanted, but we got close enough. It was good I went, as I know way better how to find cheap and second hand stuff. I even had coupons. We need to glue some stuff together, but I own gorilla glue, so it should be fine.

I am having trouble with the basics. I did get the forage away and the plants watered, just barely before the shakes got too bad. I washed the patio curtain last night, though, and that is a pain to put back together and remount and requires a ladder, which is terrible idea even if I weren't in tears at the ridiculously easy task of walking to the oven and back.

I do not know how much posting I will manage tonight, for which I am sorry.

* "Sunday Sweets For International Chocolate Day:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/9/10/sunday-sweets-for-international-chocolate-day.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Male Mediocrity and Harassment: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164943683000/lindentreeisle-akamine-chan

* "‘This is crazy,’ sobs Utah hospital nurse as cop roughs her up, arrests her for doing her job:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/09/01/this-is-crazy-sobs-utah-hospital-nurse-as-cop-roughs-her-up-arrests-her-for-doing-her-job/?utm_term=.eff64a32fda6

* "What does it mean to be a billionaire?" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164897425945/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-billionaire#notes

* "New Mycenaean tombs discovered during latest excavations in Nemea, Greece:" http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/26893-new-mycenaean-tombs-discovered-during-recent-nemea-excavations-in-greece.html

* "Archaeology: Ancient tavern, shops found under Sofia’s Sveta Nedelya Square:" http://sofiaglobe.com/2017/08/25/archaeology-ancient-tavern-shops2-found-under-sofias-sveta-nedelya-square/

* Today we had a proper September rain and reasonable early September weather. Heaven. I went out to pick up my Winter food flats. I still have one out standing that I don't expect for a while as there is a delay at manufacturer, but I knew that when I ordered it.

What is the deal with Winter food flats? Over the years, various safe for me to eat, easy to make, shelf stable emergency foods have quietly disappeared from the local shelves. If you are as sick as I often am, things like nutritious, good tasting, easy on the stomach, low sodium, things I can prepare in five minutes or less are magic. Unfortunately, if one is ordering food, it comes in a minimum quantity. On the upside, if I do it this way, I get a quantity discount on top of my coop member discount. It represents a large outlay at once, but is long run cheaper. Usually I space this stuff out, but I waited too late in season last March or April, and stuff was out for the summer. I was worried if I didn't order now, summer seasonal would be gone or I might miss Autumn in the press of Autumnal foods tempting me not to plan ahead.

I am not going to starve whatever, as I possess a ridiculous amount of rice and pasta. For me the issue is balancing nutrition around my SPD, medical, and chronic illness stuff. I discovered I alarmed some people about the food supply here, so I want to reassure people that I'll be okay. Squirrel teases me about my Zombie Apocolypse food horde of pasta and the like. I just... feel so much better with winter emergency supplies safely tucked up.

* I was meant to be doing the stack of bureaucracy came in this week or do an ebay auction, but instead, my body threw a tantrum so that's eating my night. Damnit.

* "A Guide to Making Up Diseases (as Explained by a Biologist):" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164827227260/a-guide-to-making-up-diseases-as-explained-by-a

* Impressively Creepy Apocolyptic Dream: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164831047320/rcmclachlan-i-just-woke-up-from-the-craziest#notes

* "Janet has no chill at all, no chill at all has she:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164839967295/ive-always-been-madly-in-love-with-the-story-of

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I actually did get better sleep today.

The first I knew of the fire jumping the Columbia was the sky darkening around 3PM, even though it is too early in fall. By 3:30 it was too dark to read in my room. Squirrel ays the sky was orange and the sun invisible in the first wave of it, but I was under filtration for that. I did have to come out eventually, as I had errands that could not wait. I masked up with one of the last few of the good masks, not only against the smoke but against contagion. (Both exposure from other people and me potentially spreading it.) It was still not good. I was worn out by the time I reached the library.

I was alarmed when I went to pull a twenty out of the bank for tomorrow's toilet paper run to discover more money had gone over the weekend than out to have with just housing pulled. I'm guessing fees caught up with me or something. September is always tight, and this is not a good sign. I went to order flats of Winter supplies, which ended up being 100 and change, instead of the 60-70 I'd hoped. As I'd already done my perishable run, this means I'm pretty much fucked for food this month. I need to pick up apricot straws when I go for the toilet paper whatever happens, and there is just enough left for it, but I'm going to have to stretch what protein I already have to last the month, and I've waved goodbye to my beloved September cider ration. Let us hope forage is good this month.

In any case, once I'm well enough, I'm going to have to do an ebay auction to cover bills. I've already picked most of the sacrifices, this also being property tax month.

* I came home from all this to find a letter from my beloved Uncle, who has been in and out of hospice for a decade. It looks definitive this time, a bullet he absolutely can't dodge and very little time left. He's been divesting for to years in anticipation, and I have been expecting it. it doesn't make it any easier. I need to follow some directions in his letter and figure out what to write him back, assuming he is still alive to read it.

Fuck.

He's almost all I have left and it is much the same for him. He's such a good, gentle, sweet man despite everything he's been through. This may sound like a small thing, but it's not. Hard is so much easier than gentle, especially given all the pressure he was under his whole life not to be and the pain his gentleness brought him. I've been meaning to write him all summer, trying to figure out what to say. I had mostly worked it out last night.... Fuck. i love him so much and family is so complicated.
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* "North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korea-launches-missile-through-japanese-airspace-1503957389

* "Trump sought Moscow business deal while campaigning for president:"

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* "Trump Moscow deal pushed as asset to campaign:"

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* "Trump declines to single out Russia as 'security threat':" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348326-trump-wont-single-out-russia-as-security-threat

* The New York Times and Washington Post both have pieces about a shady as fuck deal with Putin to build a hotel in Moscow back during the election that looks like another set of bricks in the Trump-Corruption treason case. Likely explaining the whole Mueller wanting 45's financial records and 45 threatening to fire him if he subpoenaed them, as 45 knows exactly how guilty he is. Remember we suspected something like this more than a year ago. I remember explaining to a gathering of friends at a lake picnic last August that 45 was foot dragging on public release of his financial records and why reporters were so keen to get their hands on them. Sigh. Anyway, but brain isn’t close to up to the task of trying to untangle the details of the reporting tonight, but likely there will be lots more in future.

* "Trump signed 'letter of intent' for Russian tower during campaign, lawyer says:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-knew-moscow-tower-proposal-campaign-lawyer/story?id=49472342

* "Lawyer Says He Discussed Moscow Tower Plan With Trump Three Times:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-28/lawyer-says-he-discussed-moscow-tower-plan-with-trump-3-times

* So it's looking like 45 tried to quash the Arpaio case by trying to get Sessions and White House Council, McGahn to stop it going forwrd last spring. Which looks like Obstruction of Justice. Just a reminder: 45 called Arpaio a "hero" and a "great guy" for violating the 4th Amendment Rights of American Citizens, and for setting up, in Arpaio's own words, a "concentration camp" in which people died of things like being denied water for a week. When he does this, 45 is aplauding him for doing terrible things like refusing to investigate the rape of women and children as young as two. These are the things 45 stands for and Arpaio is proud of.

* "Trump: I pardoned Arpaio during hurricane because I thought TV ratings would be higher:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348327-trump-i-pardoned-arpaio-during-hurricane-because-i-thought-tv-ratings

* "Trump pardon of Arpaio sparks controversy:"

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* "Trump to roll back Obama's crackdown on military equipment for local police:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/28/police-military-gear-trump-242092

* In related news, it's looking like Trump may be thinking of pushing him out of the Cabinet of Deplorables, probably in favour of Nikki Haley. "Tillerson on Trump's values: The president 'speaks for himself':" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348170-tillerson-trump-speaks-for-himself

* "Gorka says he's heading back to Breitbart:" http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2017/08/26/sebastian-gorka-breitbart-return-242066

* What South Korea did after the Occupation has bearing on our confederate monument problem: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164738945757/freifraufischer-x

* Why Black Pride makes sense, but White Pride makes you an asshole: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164741047282/liberalsarecool-this

* "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

* My body did a hard veto on foraging today. I did drag myself out for meds and library, but the heat and my AS and allergies to outside are combining to make me annoyingly shaky and slow of thought. I keep telling myself I just need to hang on another week or so and there will be food I actually want to eat again and likely rains.

...I just discovered a thing I was supposed to take back to the library today in the (luckily dry) 30 gallon office tank, likely casually tossed there by Tavy in a moment of exuberance. it wasn't due, but there was a line, which means someone will lose to days they could have had it. Sigh. cats.

* I keep crying over footage from Houston. The image that really got me today was the one of the nursing home patients trapped in rapidly rising water, women in wheelchairs with water up to their chests and rising. I know they are all right, that the posting of the image by a relative saved their lives, since help came in time to get them out, but I keep imaging their fear, and how fragile they are. Every time I think of them, I start weeping again.

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

* One of the fundamental problems with me watching Game of Thrones is that the whole writing stopped being any good years ago thing means I don't really engage emotionally and I'm bored enough a lot of the time that I see all the structural bones. Me: they cut the whole thing with the horns from the books, so they need a way to bring down the wall, so they need an ice dragons, which may be in the book too, but I'm betting not as clumsily contrived, so they had to lure a dragon North, so they had to do the stupid plot holey bro-trip that repeats the thing with sending Yoren with the hand to Kingslanding, and anyway D&D really wanted the bro tip and who cares if anything during or about it makes sense, which means the whole thing with the telepathic communication between Lannister brothers, and accelerated teleportation between locations to an even more ridiculous extent, which means... Fuck, I forgot to listen to the dialog again.

I just... This show criminally wastes the talents of so many skilled actors with embarrassing and often clunky dialog. They started this episode with a dick conversation. They wasted so much time this season on stirring up pointless drama with usually misogynistic usually nonsense conversation that winded back people' arcs yet again, and forgetting people's back stories so that their behavior often makes no sense or trauma appears and disappears in the same scene, that they had to wind up a whole lot of character's arcs all at once abruptly this episode instead of using the season to gradually build various character arcs to meaningful moments. *Facepalm* Which means all these incredibly skilled actors are trying their damnedest to make their characters make sense DESPITE the writing instead of with the help of it. The slow also gives me time to get so focused on the fuck nonsense is so and so wearing instead of what they are saying.

It's been a criminal, heartbreaking waste of so much hard work and talent.

Addendum in response to reader comment:
The Clegane situation this season has been one of the wore examples of them turning his backstory on and off at the drop of the hat often within the same minute. I just... that poor actor, trying to make that mess WORK. It was very much one of the things I was thinking of when I wrote that. Him working through and over coming his trauma could have been so powerful this season if the writers, you know, understood trauma and how people process it and how to write a consistent character and character growth.

Instead it was ridiculous and embarrassingly bad. Again, not the actor’s fault any more than the mess they made of, say, Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy were the fault of the actors. The tendency they’d had all along to flip character traits, backstory, and development on and off randomly, has just accelerated to the point of over the top silly with Clegane especially the lat two episodes. They aren’t even pretending to be coherent any more.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Pattern of hacking preceded attendee of Trump camp Russia meeting:"

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* 45 has put Wilbur Ross in charge of the colonialist looting of Afghanistan's mineral resources he announced earlier this week.

* "A wounded Trump lashes out at Phoenix rally:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-arizona-phoenix-rally-241923

* "Senate investigators interview dossier firm founder:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/22/politics/glenn-simpson-senate-judiciary-investigators/index.html

* "Exclusive: Top Trump aide's email draws new scrutiny in Russia inquiry:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/23/politics/donald-trump-rick-dearborn-email-russia-investigation/index.html

* "White House prepares for Joe Arpaio pardon:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/23/politics/joe-arpaio-pardon-white-house-paperwork/index.html

* "Napolitano: Arpaio pardon would be a 'dis' to Arizona:"

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* "Trump goes after Flake by name, after pledging not to:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/23/trump-jeff-flake-name-241941

* "Trump team escalates threats to shut down government:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-team-escalates-threats-shutdown-government-n795506

* "Web hosting company ordered to turn over information on anti-Trump website:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/24/trump-inauguration-protest-dreamhost-court-241973

* Like rats from a sinking ship. "Infrastructure Advisers Quit, Say Trump’s Actions Threaten Homeland Security:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/infrastructure-advisers-trump-homeland-security_us_599ddf67e4b0821444c07fb9?ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067

* "Former Trump adviser Icahn on NY AG Schneiderman's radar:"

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* "Another Republican stock photo fail:"

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* "Charlottesville: United Nations warns US over 'alarming' racism:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/23/charlottesville-un-committee-warns-us-over-rise-of-racism

* "Bryan Stevenson & Andra Day - The Ideology of White Supremacy in America - Extended Interview:"

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* "Nnamdi Asomugha & Colin Warner - From Friendship to Freedom in "Crown Heights" - Extended Interview :"

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* "Memo outlines Trump ban on transgender people in the US military:"

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* "White House gives Pentagon six months to create new trans military ban policy:" http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/08/23/white-house-gives-pentagon-six-months-to-create-new-trans-military-ban-policy/

* "What trans soldier Albert Cashier can teach Trump about patriotism:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/22/donald-trump-transgender-military-ban-albert-cashier

* "I am holding hands with a girl at the pet store.:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164547838865/ishipbadasschicks-nobodysflower-i-am-holding

* "Historic mystery at sea solved but stays a secret:"

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* "Dear Men:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164588080367/dear-men

* "Good Samaritan bit trying to leash roaming iguana Mr. Jingles:" http://www.unionleader.com/animals/good-samaritan-bit-trying-to-leash-roaming-iguana-mr-jingles--20170814

* "Nuclear Waste: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO):" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwY2E0hjGuU

* "Hillary Clinton Unloads on Trump:"

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* "Serious Trump vs. Somber Trump vs. Freestyle Trump:"

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* ""Michael the Black Man": President Trump's No. 1 Fan:"

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* I gave up trying to make sense of 45's word salad Arizona rant a little before midnight on the grounds that i was exhausted and all I was getting out of it was a headache instead of meaning. I did have a lovely dream about a modern AU where Steve Rogers (me in the dream. Don't judge.) woke from the ice with no real memories of what came before, bet with the same personality and super soldier upgrades. He ended up recruited by Amanda Waller (Yes, I know I'm crossing the Marvel/DC streams) instead of Nick Fury. Meanwhile, when Natasha Romanov defected, she took the Winter Soldier with her. Bucky was exactly as confused with only vague flashes of the Before time. Natasha was running her own ring for Nick Fury out of a garage, with Bucky as mechanic and husband. Steve Rogers was sent for a team up mission between the two agencies. So there is Natasha dressed rather like the matriarch in sons of Anarchy, one elbow on Bucky's shoulder looking me over.Cut for salaciousness: ) And off we went on a mission that was basically a large trapped enemy base infiltration, with bits of memory coming back to both Steve and Bucky. A++ would Steve/Bucky/Natasha base infiltrate again. That and the cuddling Tavy and reading Tanya Huff's Fire Stone were the only good things that happened today.

I did some calculations and determined that I could make the attempt on tires today. This was a terrible mistake. Internet directions looked straightforward. This was a lie. They had me get off in the next town up drive to the highschool make a couple turns and follow this big straight road until I saw it on my right. This was not how we got there last time, but that also involved lots of turns through back country, which is always a terrible fucking idea, as the street signs are seldom good, there are few places to turn around or ask directions, and the local teens have a habit of twisting street signs to lead strangers astray. Worse yet, the nice straight lines on maps are usually lying and things happen like if you go straight at the intersection you are on a different road and to go straight by the map you must go left or right, often with no street sign of the street sign twisted the wrong way and there is no next street sign for another ten miles to tell you you are on the wrong road. All of these things happened, of course, which was why I was dreading doing this, especially without a navigator. I burned a third of a tank of gas, pulled over in a bunch of church lots, a factory lot, and someones house to consult maps. The internet directions and the address I was aiming for did not match, as the streets did not connect....

Low on gas I hit the end of the road where it was meant to be where was a baptist church. I checked the doors on the grounds that even at a weird time on a Thursday afternoon in summer, you can sometimes catch altar guild ladies or bible study or what have you and the building was large and complicated and I couldn't tell if there was a rectory tucked away somewhere. I was exhausted hot, half panicked as I could not be sure where I was and was not all that clear where the Interstate was. I was not sanguine there was anyone there, as I didn't see cars out font, but the lot stretched behind so I gave it a shot anyway. This is the PNW, and I know full well if one looks distressed enough sometimes the act of looking obviously distressed will attract help. (This works particularly well when you are having car trouble and it is pissing down rain. Seriously folks, I live here for a Reason, and this is one of the benefits along with ideal climate until climate change started fucking with it, closeness to Canada, excellent laws, strong education system, social safety net, Queer friendliness, beauty of the landscape, access to civilized amenities....) The weather was hot and clear, but the hope was there. Doors were locked, but an elderly gentleman on a bike saw my distress an stopped. (Seriously. PNW). I braced myself for being evangelized, but I was happy to deal with that in exchange for him letting me follow him to the tires. He lived next door, so got his truck and took me there. (I didn't get the impression he was the preacher, though he may have been. He came off more like a true believer of the sort that hold those places together, especially in the middle of no where). I let him give me a new testament which he inscribed himself and let him evangelize me, and used proper church phrases. I am really good at this given my upbringing, even though obviously I did not have a baptist upbringing. I did my very best to give him all the gratefulness and interest i clearly owed him in exchange for his help. I did not tell him I had a much better translation of old and new testaments with apocrypha on my reference shelf which I keep handy for arguing with homophobes on the internet mostly. Episcopalian are hard core into Bible study, both my parents and my mother's mother were at various points vestry, mom and Grammy had both been church treasurers. My mom taught Sunday school, did bell choir, ran pageants, planning was a lector. Mom and Grammy were both on planning committees and the like at various times. All three of them were on various reverend searches. My Dad and I were in choir. I'd done Bible study pretty much since I was old enough for chapter books and went to a school with chapel three times a week where I had classes where we did things like comparative religion, bible study, history of monotheism, etc.. I was the only one in the Medieval Studies program in college who arrived with a working knowledge of Medieval heresy. My choice to break with monotheism was deeply considered and irrevocable, not out of bitterness and certainly not out of ignorance. Buddhism fit better for a host of reasons, and i am just not a theist.

But polite is polite and he went waaaaaay out of his way to help me and I really was grateful. I paid my coin in attention and good manners and took my new testament meekly. I had burned so much gas, I wasn't sure there was enough to get home, so I bought the very cheapest tires instead of second cheapest, but they looked sound, and drove well at 70 on the long flat stretch of the highway in moderate wind, and breaking and lane changes were noticeably better, so I felt like they were a pretty good deal all things considered. The man who took my money, was very likely one of my students the last two years I taught. He had a distinctive face and went to the right middle school. I gassed up and had a ridiculously easy time getting home, as the highway was RIGHT there, but the gas station down the road. If I'd known, I could have just gone north to that exit, made a right off the ramp, and another right, driven a bit and there it would have been. Fucking A! I'd have had the better tires, not had to gas up, and not had a frustrating, exhausting, and occasionally dangerous all afternoon country drive in the heat.

At least we know where it is now.

* Tavy update: I think he's finally turning into a cat, for which I am greatful. I don't just mean that he's adult shape and weight, though that is true. I've noticed he's settled down a lot in the last two weeks or so. nHis sleep/cuddle/play balance is more young adult cat than kitten, which is dramatically easier on me, given how extra he was when he arrived even for a kitten. He's more willing to entertain himself in less destructive ways while I am asleep or out of the apartment with toys, busy box, busy bag, and contents himself with stealing the half piece of paper towel I use to keep my next to the desk coaster from being overwhelmed by ice water sweat, instead of stealing entire rolls of paper toweling, tp, and or books to shred. (He really likes shredding.) I will happily sacrifice half a paper towel segment a day not to wake up to things shredded and broken all over the apartment. He's also been dramatically less violent with me in that two week span, something I've been working on since we got him. He loves wrestling, which involves launching himself at my forearm, digging teeth and claws in hard as he can and attempting to disembowel it with his hind leg, which really fucking hurts and does real damage. I happily offer diversions, such as toys he can maul, string, cat in bag, etc.., but until recently we had a minimum of a half hour a day where he persistently tries and frequently really hurts me. We're down to one or two attempts every few days, and he's way easier to divert. He' still too violent with Squirrel and LM, hence the limited contact between the cats. (No one likes being bitten, no matter how much he likes biting. He genuinely thinks he's playing). Squirrel refuses to be strict with him as far as the mauling goes, so I'm not sure how well things will generalize, but I am really hopeful seeing how much he's improving. I've also noticed how much better he's gotten over the course of the summer at compensating for his disability. He's such a sweet, cuddly little guy, and I'm really enjoying who he's growing up to be.

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

* So the town to the north of me has a road called "Dick Stone Lane." We assume it was named for some specific person, but Wednesday we decided "Dick Stone" ought to be the star in a noir porn parody. Dick Stone Private Dick! He should be based on Humphrey Bogart, obviously.

So this morning as I was getting dressed, I realized that it should clearly be based on the Maltese Falcon, because clearly Dick Stone needed to star in the Maltese Dildo as private dick, Hump Free Boggart. (I know backwards, but pun!) I can see the golden dildo being held aloft right now. Come on, you'd watch it. I could be hilarious and brilliant in the right hands! (Waggle brows).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "U.S. Expands North Korea Sanctions, Seeks to Seize Millions:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-22/treasury-sanctions-russian-chinese-companies-over-north-korea

* "How Trump swallowed a bitter Afghanistan pill:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trump-afghanistan-generals-241886

* "Trump cuts funding for Obama's teen pregnancy program:" https://www.axios.com/trump-teen-pregnancy-2473732671.html

* Nobody tell 45 about Oregon Republican Art Johnson, because a conspiracy theorist pretending to collect strangers' pee "for science" and who thinks radiation is good for you so we need to expose people to it is exactly the sort of person 45 would pick to replace Perry at the Department of Energy, just saying.

* Not content to simply commit us to forever war in Afghanistan and order increased deployments, 45 decided today to deliberately sew chaos and confusion amoung our troops by sending the order for the trans military ban in place, doing such a shitty job of it that no one knows how implantation will work and what will happen to active duty trans soldiers and their medical care. There is an absolute ban on recruitment, which is one of the few coherent things in the policy. Why does he hate our troops so? why does he work so hard to demoralize them and harm military readiness? I still need to do more reading, and I have a ton of things in my queue. I am exhausted, so likely, there will be more tomorrow.

In any case, we have six months to fight this with protests and lawsuits. Calling your Congress Critter can't hurt either, as they've started doing some end runs around 45's shittier foreign policy things.

* Giant Crocs: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/164441116976/thesteveoprojekt-thecuckoohaslanded#notes

* "Kilroy was Here:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164507282913/nicholassabalos-kilroy-was-here-hes-engraved

* "Trump's Troublesome Response to the Charlottesville Violence:"

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* My Thursday socializing got moved to Wednesday. I made rose (with a touch of lavender and coconut) cupcakes which we had with vanilla icing and assorted cake condiments, and served blackberry sage sweet tea and my tart lemonade. The wind started coming up around 8 so I took them to the store and home as the long flat stretch between my town and the next one north is not safe with bald tires at posted speed in high winds. I have hopes of wind shield wipers in the next couple of days. Which specific day depends on how I feel and the weather.

* Want to donate to help make the car safe for rain? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* "Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 6:" http://imgur.com/gallery/W4LOw#Er2TZ2Y

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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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* 45, a man so stupid he decided to stare directly into the sun today, also decided to go back to W.'s policy in Afghanistan because he thinks that worked brilliantly and also directly poked at Pakistan in a way likely to stir up trouble between them and us and worsen the forever tense situation between Pakistan and India. Remember these are nuclear powers. *head desk*

* Republicans are unconscionably wasteful of tax payer funds. "Exclusive: Secret Service depletes funds to pay agents because of Trump's frequent travel, large family:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/21/secret-service-cant-pay-agents-because-trumps-frequent-travel-large-family/529075001/

* "The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/08/20/the-trump-administration-just-disbanded-a-federal-advisory-committee-on-climate-change/?utm_term=.1ba110700eae

* "Republican committees have paid nearly $1.3 million to Trump-owned entities this year:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/08/21/republican-committees-have-spent-nearly-1-3-million-at-trump-owned-properties-this-year/?utm_term=.932c27d9e682

* "McConnell undercuts Trump's claim: 'Most news is not fake':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/21/mitch-mcconnell-trump-fake-news

* "Cat Stevens - Moon Shadow:"

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* "Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart:"

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* I am trying to figure out if I'm sick or if it's a matter of chronic pain and a bad allergy season teaming up. The result is crap for sleep and general ickiness. I know I need to sell off more of my collection for bills, but the task is daunting even without the fogginess in my head.

* Want to donate to help make the car safe for rain? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* "What you missed on 7x06 of Game of Thrones:" http://bb8s.tumblr.com/post/164459172784/what-you-missed-on-7x06-of-game-of-thrones

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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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* "Barcelona attack: police kill four suspects in Cambrils terror raid – latest updates:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/aug/17/barcelona-attack-van-driven-into-crowd-in-las-ramblas-district

* So there you have it: 67% of Republicans and 10% of Democrats are NAZIs or NAZI sympathizers. "Partisan divide over Trump’s response to Charlottesville: CBS News poll:" https://www.cbsnews.com/news/americans-divided-over-trumps-response-to-charlottesville-cbs-news-poll/?linkId=41076262

* "Apple’s Tim Cook ‘disagrees’ with Donald Trump’s take on neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville:" https://www.recode.net/2017/8/16/16160202/apple-tim-cook-donald-trump-neo-nazi-violence-charlottesville

* I have so many questions and no answers. "Prominent investigator exits Mueller Trump Russia team:"

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* "Russia still helping Trump, hacked mail story suggests:"

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* "Fmr. diplomat: 'This president dirties people close to him':"

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* "Trump race crisis a test for Congress to take real action:"

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* "Who are the people who rallied in Charlottesville?:"

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* "Donald Trump’s Remaining Fans: Haters and Losers:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-s-remaining-fans-haters-and-losers

* "‘A Treacherous President Stood in the Way’:" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/a-treacherous-president-stood-in-the-way/537066/

* "The Texas bathroom bill is dead -- for now :" https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2017/08/15/transgender-texans-cautiously-optimistic-bathroom-bill-declared-dead-now

* A Selection of talk show hosts on Trump failing to denounce NAZIs: http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/164279274861

* "Let's Repurpose Those Confederate Statues:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph7ZtwXaR_M

* "Take A Side, Mr. President: Nazis Or Not Nazis:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4sCA3QFqT8

* "Steve Bannon Updates His Resumé:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1h9p3zt530

* Want to help replace dangerously bald front tires and dead wipers? We need about $80.00 to be safe in the rain. Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* I didn't get anything close to enough sleep, though I did dream a really excellent YA dystopian novel I wish I had the skill to write. When I stared the car the unearthly scream was back so I don't even know what to do now. It was shorter than before the fix, so I do think it's belt related. It was a little chillier than ideal for swimming though the weather was quite nice. We went in anyway, but it was more standing around in the water than swimming proper. There was a nice couple with a very well behaved bulldog who was not fond of the water. Mostly we had a picnic and then I took MrBumblepants on errands downtown. I also hit the library and priced new wipers, which I definitely can't afford. I know, I know, I need to sell off more of my collection, but I simply haven't been up to it. I am tired and my gums are being problematic. I wish I could go to a dentist, but instead I'm pretty clearly going to require narcotics if I want to eat dinner. One of the four rescue basil plants I got in the last two weeks isn't going to make it, and I think I'm going to lose three or four rescue lettuce starts, but otherwise the vegetables are going well. (I'm not sure I conveyed how many lettuce starts I scored Monday, but we are talking 30-40 which is a ridiculous amount in a garden this size. I'm going to have black tomatoes! I'm checking them every day now as two are close to being ready. The carnations are nearly done for the season, it looks like, and I shall miss them. The pain is bad enough between the swollen gums and assorted mouth sores and my chronic pain stuff, that I'm tempted to give the fuck up on today and go back to bed, but there is no point in trying this early.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Floods in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh leave 250 dead:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40948482

* "Mass burials after devastating Sierra Leone mudslide:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/mass-burials-devastating-sierra-leone-mudslide-170816201608241.html

* Doctors without Borders: https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/onetime.cfm?source=ADD170U0U01&utm_source=AdWords&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=GooglePaid&utm_content=brand-sitelink&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7bScsZvd1QIVUFp-Ch0CNA7VEAAYASABEgKJNPD_BwE

Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

* "'The President Was Entirely Correct': The White House Talking Points on Charlottesville:" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/the-president-was-entirely-correct/537042/

* "A Catastrophic Failure to Listen to Women:" http://www.shakesville.com/2017/08/a-catastrophic-failure-to-listen-to.html

* "Trump administration agrees to continue healthcare subsidy for now:" http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-healthcare-payments-20170816-story.html

* "Amid resignations, Trump announces end to manufacturing council:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-announces-end-manufacturing-council-amid-resignations/story?id=49253229

* "Trump taps longtime aide to serve as interim communications director:" http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/hope-hicks-tapped-be-trump-s-interim-communications-director-n793136

* "Special counsel brings on FBI official who oversaw Clinton email investigation:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/13/politics/peter-strzok-special-counsel-russia-fbi/index.html

* "Texas Voter Maps Blocked as Racially Biased by U.S. Judges:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-15/texas-voter-maps-blocked-as-racially-biased-by-federal-judges

* "Obama tolerance tweet becomes most liked:" http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40945096

* "Woman charged in toppling of Confederate statue:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/14/us/confederate-statue-pulled-down-north-carolina-trnd/index.html

* "UNFORTUNATELY……white nationalists haven’t figured out a way to define their culture outside of how it relates to oppressing everyone else.:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164178459645/im-not-the-angry-racist-they-see-alt-righter#notes

* "Right now, these motherfuckers think they can be nazis on the weekend.:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164178394785/moonsrain-robotmango-i-had-a-discussion

* So the entire military is defying the Commander in Cheif’s pro-NAZI stance. "All four service chiefs denounce racism in wake of Charlottesville rally:" http://www.armytimes.com/news/your-military/2017/08/16/all-four-service-chiefs-denounce-racism-in-wake-of-charlottesville-rally/

* "Lincoln Memorial vandalised with profanity in Washington DC :" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40942428

* "Holocaust Memorial in Boston damaged for second time this summer:" https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/08/14/holocaust-memorial-boston-damaged-for-second-time-this-summer/ujYan70j3kXzFWS3TGcZ0J/story.html

* "Baltimore mayor defends decision to remove Confederate statues overnight:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/16/us/baltimore-confederate-monuments-removal/index.html

* "Mayor of Birmingham accused of illegally covering confederate monument:" http://abc3340.com/news/local/mayor-of-birmingham-accused-of-illegally-covering-confederate-monument

* "Winter is here, you dumb NAZIs:" http://rockinhamburger.tumblr.com/post/164276809548/vifetoile-catherynne-m-valente-writes-what

* "San Franciscans Plan to Dance in Face of White Nationalist Rally:" http://brokeassstuart.com/blog/2017/08/15/san-franciscans-plan-to-dance-in-face-of-white-nationalist-rally/

* "Teacher Accused Of Punching Neo-Nazi Says Standing Up To Fascism Isn't A Crime:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yvette-felarca-neo-nazi-fascism_us_59949dece4b0d0d2cc83d266?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

* "Christopher Columbus Was a Murderous Moron:"

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* "Tribes of The Working Draft - Michael "Moonwolf" Longcor:"

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* Want to help replace dangerously bald front tires and dead wipers? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* I was double booked for Tuesday when I went to bed Monday night. My plan was to go and start the meating on GoB I'd spent literal months trying to arrange between two characters, play with them for an hour and half, leaving them to play in private, while I went to my rl commitment. RL was last minute cancelled so I was able to stay for the whole thing. They finished up, and just as I was ready to log off for food and lungs, someone else turned up and I had an excellent scene with him. Then there was all the wrestling with the news.

I am exhausted today. I did decide to do the Grand repotting. My suspicion that if I removed the top five inches of soil and bulb onto the top of the compost layer in the new pot I could save the lower half in the pot the workmen damaged proved correct. Bonus? I found a bunch of bulbs in the bottom half, which I reburied in hopes of next year. Realistically, I need to start a new compost pot, but I haven't money for such. It looked like drizzle as I wrote this. We're scheduled for swimming tomorrow, but we'll have to see if it's cleared when I wake.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Kenya election: Opposition vows to overturn 'sham' election:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40910687

* "South Africa Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40869269

* Ha! "Vancouver property owners 'panic' to rent as vacancy tax implemented:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/property-owners-panic-as-vacancy-tax-takes-effect-1.4190576

* Re: Charlottesville. 45 cared so little about the neo-NAZI terrorist attack and the widespread Neo-NAZI violence against patriots in Charlottesville standing up to fascism peacefully, that it took him hours to make a statement in which he refused to name the source of the violence (NAZIs, KKK, Alt Right, white Nationalists), and chose instead to use the phrase "both sides" so as to deliberately draw a moral equivalence between literal NAZIs and their victims.

No, he does not get cookies for giving in under pressure and two days later being forced to say he doesn't like NAZIs while still espousing their opinions and demanding racist legislation, and keeping three open Neo-NAZIs in the White House (Gorka, Bannon, Miller).

Fuck that!

* "FBI and DHS Warned of Growing Threat From White Supremacists Months Ago:" https://foreignpolicy.com/2017/08/14/fbi-and-dhs-warned-of-growing-threat-from-white-supremacists-months-ago/

* "White House official: 'What about the leftist mob?':"

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* Mr. Mueller wants to speak to Reince Priebus. It looks like George Papadopoulos tried to set up a meeting with Putin on 45's behalf last year.

* "Russia investigation now reaching into the White House:"

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* "Alabama AG wants minors who can’t get parental consent for abortion to face a prosecutor:" https://mic.com/articles/183588/alabama-ag-wants-minors-who-cant-get-parental-consent-for-abortion-to-face-a-prosecutor?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.k7WEfEggO

* "White supremacist violence drives Americans to rally against hate:"

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* "Racism 'a persistent infection' in white American culture:"

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* "Why ‘Teen Vogue’ tweeted about white supremacy instead of the Teen Choice Awards:" https://mic.com/articles/183750/why-teen-vogue-tweeted-about-white-supremacy-instead-of-the-teen-choice-awards?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.1m5pffMoa

* "Here’s What Really Happened In Charlottesville:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/blakemontgomery/heres-what-really-happened-in-charlottesville?utm_term=.rmEnOr6Rj#.esXMeRPKn

* "America is still hooked on the drug of white supremacy:" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/13/america-white-supremacy-hooked-drug-charlottesville-virginia

* "Classical Archaeologists Found A Lot Of Amazing Things This Summer:" https://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/08/05/classical-archaeologists-found-a-lot-of-amazing-things-this-summer/#e5ea37f79dc3

* "What the last Nuremberg prosecutor alive wants the world to know:" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-the-last-nuremberg-prosecutor-alive-wants-the-world-to-know/

* Want to help replace dangerously bald front tires and dead wipers? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Today was a special level of exhausting. Tavy had the blerps on my bed, so I had to change that up, which is heavy work and wearing in itself. I took the car in to honest mechanic to see if it was brakes or belts. It turned out to be the new belt, which meant they tightened and lubricated it for free, rather tan us trying to raise another 350.00 for brakes. Rejoice with me, for the unearthly chattering and occasional dramatic scream has been banished from under the hood. While the nice man poked under my hood, I foraged around the corner and scored a ridiculous amount of free over grown lettuce starts. I picked up meds and library, then spent an hour out in the sun on the patio transplanting two half dead basil plants and two big healthy mixed greens flats out of the tiny start containers where they were getting root bound into every container that would take them except the composting one I am hoping to transplant the contents of the big broken pot into once the hardy greens are done seeding. it really can't go on like this another year, so I can't sacrifice that bin. This meant pulling out the long rectangular that usually is early Spring bulbs and then finding somewhere to put it in the sun, which meant a dramatic reshuffle of half the garden. I think this is not the final configuration, but everything is currently settled in acceptable locations for the night. Odds are I have another long process to finish the shuffle, but I can live with this for the night.

I still need to absolutely do tires as they are a safety hazard to the point of having alarmed yet another mechanic today. They are a blow out risk and oughtn't to be in rain at all. It rains hear eight months out of the year and we've less than a month.

* A particularly on point Doonesbury: http://doonesbury.washingtonpost.com/strip/archive/2017/8/13

* I was watching Dick Cavett interview Jim Henson and the muppets, and kept being startle by the original muppet voices, it having been so long since I'd heard the Henson versions instead of someone imitating him.

Also, 1971 Big Bird sounds like a serious stoner as does Cookie Monster and Kermit the Frog. O.o

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

- Face of the Enemy. I thought this one was season seven, and it is one of the episodes I particularly wanted to see. This is another episode I used to prove that Ms. Sirtius wasn't the problem; the writing of Dianna Troi was. She is so good in this. It's another data point on the season 6 and 7 were markedly better than earlier seasons once Rodenberry wasn't there to strangle character growth. Troi wakes up on a Romulan ship horrified to discover she is disguised as a Tal Shiar agent. We learn a lot more about the Romulans and we get to see a whole other side of Dianna Troi. Meanwhile Spock, the worst spy ever is still alive in the empire somehow and trying to form an underground railroad. Hence the kidnapping. I really appreciate that the Captain Troi is ordered to decieve hates the Tal Shair and has dissident opinions and objects openly to the murder of 18 people. It would be easy to make her a hardliner instead of complicating the ethics. The Enterprise is having to decide whether to trust a traitor who says he's from Spock. It's all made messier by things going tits up on the Romulan side. I love that both sides are having to rely on someone they don't trust. Throughout the "good guys" here use the methods of Authoritarianism to fight authoritarianism, while the "bad guy" displays complex ethics.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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