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* "Grenfell Tower fire: Two more hospitals fail fire safety checks:" http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40525143

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "A short time line of events preceding the Grenfell Tower fire:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162076264067/a-short-time-line-of-events-preceding-the-grenfell

* "Charleena Lyles was shot dead by Seattle police — after calling 911 for help:" https://mic.com/articles/180263/charleena-lyles-was-shot-dead-by-seattle-police-after-dialing-911-for-help?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.rvAIg2rBa

* "Janet Mock - Giving Women of Color a Voice in "Surpassing Certainty" - Extended Interview:"

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* "no but (among the 1424356 other things on my list) i so need to write a book about medieval history for a popular audience, just because the reality would blow people’s minds:" http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/162068885971/qqueenofhades-no-but-among-the-1424356-other

* "Jamaica's Maroon Wars:" http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/jamaica-maroon-wars.htm

* "MAD MAX JUNIOR :"

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* "A Shocking Stash in Argentina:"

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* "The Terrifying Tale of Trumpcare:"

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

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* "Is Trump Under Investigation? His Lawyer Says Yes, No, And More!:"

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* "So Much News, So Little Time - Canceling Cuba, a Possible Trump Investigation & NRA Silence:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "My Family’s Slave:" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/lolas-story/524490/?utm_source=twb

* "Syria conflict: Turkey opens 'city' for orphans of the war:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39960471

* "Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-contacts-idUSKCN18E106

* Let's hope is passes with enough to over ride a veto.... "Congress Just Gave Trump Awful News About His Next Golf Trip:" http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/05/16/congress-just-gave-trump-awful-news-next-golf-trip/

* "Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says he's taking job in Department of Homeland Security:" http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2017/05/17/sheriff-david-clarke-accepts-job-department-homeland-security/328342001/

* "Stephen Miller Is Writing Trump's NATO Speech, Too:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/johnhudson/nato-skeptic-stephen-miller-is-writing-trumps-nato-speech?utm_term=.gh5MYZV0K#.ebo8vDpor

* "Flynn stopped military plan Turkey opposed – after being paid as its agent:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article151149647.html

* "Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to White House:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/politics/michael-flynn-donald-trump-national-security-adviser.html

* Of course he does. *head desk* "Donald Trump Talked Michael Flynn Into White House Job—and Wants Him Back in the Administration:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/18/donald-trump-talked-michael-flynn-into-white-house-job

* "Senate intel chair backtracks on claim Flynn won't honor subpoena:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mike-flynns-lawyers-honor-subpoena-senate-intel-chair/story?id=47488145

* "Rosenstein knew Comey was going to be fired before writing his memo, senators say:" http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-rosenstein-knew-comey-was-going-to-be-1495136617-htmlstory.html

* "Trump weighs downsizing Spicer’s public role:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/18/will-sean-spicer-be-fired-238548

* "Sexism and Second Chances:" http://www.jimchines.com/2017/04/sexism-and-second-chances/

* "Beyond Alt: Understanding the New Far Right:" http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/beyond-alt-understanding-the-new-far-right.html

* "Betty Shelby was acquitted in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher:" http://circa.com/circa-now/happening/betty-shelby-was-acquitted-in-the-shooting-death-of-terrence-crutcher

* "Russian Activists Say They’ve Been Told US Visas Are Out Of Reach For Gay Chechens:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/us-denies-visas-to-gay-russians-fleeing-kidnapping-and?utm_term=.gp5YXALlg&bftb#.xpzvrGEpO

* "Monsantos manipulation on science attempts to silence scientists revealed:" http://english.astroawani.com/technology-news/monsantos-manipulation-science-attempts-silence-scientists-revealed-139997

* "Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea:" https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/18/climate/antarctica-ice-melt-climate-change.html?_r=1

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

* "The Doomsday Glacier:" http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/the-doomsday-glacier-w481260

* Today I blew the last of the food allotment on Greek things I could make and eat easily, because I'm solidly booked until... Tuesday, with various commitments. The peak of the Lizard Lion festival is this weekend and I'm heavily committed there, plus the usual physically demanding stuff on Monday. I am still covered in bruises from Inspection and tank cleaning, and my muscles hate me. Easy foods are a must. My Thursday thing got cancelled, so I am picking at the kitchen, and doing small things needing doing, including brewing a fresh pitcher of sweet huckleberry tea. I think this will be the last summer for it, as the supply of leaves is fast dwindling, but I have hopes of it lasting through July at least.

* I am so burnt out on the destruction of my country that I spent over an hour today looking at beautifully shot nearly naked male dancers in dance poses instead of sensibly reading and clearing links.

* Ageism and Superheroines: http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/160801212199/rainnecassidy-p1ratew3nch-wombatking

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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/

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

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

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

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: paypal.me/Gwydion or 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)
* "North Korean authorities curtail public trials and executions:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14508&cataId=nk01500

* "Aboriginal women slam ‘degrading’ treatment by property developer over sacred cave:" http://www.news.com.au/finance/real-estate/selling/aboriginal-women-slam-degrading-treatment-by-property-developer-over-sacred-cave/news-story/9e5bff3a76116c2c0618a5dd92a0f696

* "Hypocrisy of Trump’s Liberty University speech:"

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* "Will Trump's lies cost lives? Can we break his spell? Killer cognitive bias.:"

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* "The Healthcare Bill Exposes Trump's Chilling Authoritarian Agenda:" http://www.marieclaire.com/politics/features/a27056/healthcare-bill-trump-authoritarian-regime/

* "In Donald Trump's America, the crackdown on protesters is the real free speech issue:" http://www.newstatesman.com/world/north-america/2017/05/donald-trumps-america-crackdown-protesters-real-free-speech-issue

* "It's payback time. And across the country, constituents are giving it to the 217 Republicans who voted TrumpCare.
These are their stories.:" https://www.paybackproject.org/

* "“There’s way worse videos”: Today’s students on Rodney King :" https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2017/05/08/theres-way-worse-videos-todays-students-on-the-la-riots-and-rodney-king/

* "Chechen Authorities Tell Families: Kill Your Gay Sons or We Will:" http://www.advocate.com/world/2017/5/03/chechen-authorities-tell-families-kill-your-gay-sons-or-we-will

* "Allow Me, a Simple English Major, to Decode FBI Director Comey’s Goodbye Letter:" https://www.themarysue.com/comey-goodbye-letter/

* "Sean Spicer Returns - SNL :"

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* Tavy successfully borked the computer before bedtime Sunday, and I had to go to bed early with my whole routine disrupted. Squirrel sorted it when he got home, luckily. The Tiny Terror is talented with his feet.

* "Sign of the Times: City Ballet’s Ashly Isaacs Laces Up Her Sneakers:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/arts/dance/new-york-city-ballet-ashly-isaacs-laces-sneakers-for-the-times-are-racing.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

* A twitter horror story: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160648813307/malfvoys-this-is-the-best-twitter-story-ive

* Further ideas for the very Queer Cyrano vs. D'Artagnon show I wish STARZ would make: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160644330897/gwydionmisha-real-life-cyrano-and-real-life#notes

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Help pay for cat food, litter, meds, medical copays: paypal.me/Gwydion or Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Abortion in Ireland: The fight for choice - BBC News:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39183423

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Bernie Sanders sounds off on Trumpcare:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* "Sex Positions or CIA Code Names?:"

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

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* "Ivanka Trump's Fake Feminism:"

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* "That Was the Week that WTF:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Russia UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dead at 64:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/20/europe/russia-un-ambassador-vitaly-churkin-dead/

* "Trump's lawyer hand-delivered Michael Flynn a secret plan to lift sanctions on Russia:" http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-lawyer-delivered-michael-flynn-plan-to-lift-sanctions-on-russia-2017-2

* "33 questions about Donald Trump and Russia:" http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/2/20/14625788/trump-russia-putin-manafort-page-stone

* "From an Anchor’s Lips to Trump’s Ears to Sweden’s Disbelief:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/world/europe/trump-pursues-his-attack-on-sweden-with-scant-evidence.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

* "Is the Trump administration stupid or nefarious?:"

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* I do not understand how this is acceptable. "Trump's F-35 Calls Came With a Surprise: Rival CEO Was Listening:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-16/trump-s-f-35-calls-came-with-a-surprise-rival-ceo-was-listening

* "In Trump’s Volleys, Echoes of Alex Jones’s Conspiracy Theories:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/business/media/alex-jones-conspiracy-theories-donald-trump.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

* "Pruitt mails show lobbyists seeking puppet:"

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* "Muslim adviser quits after 8 days of Trump admin.:"

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* "The town halls are working:"

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* "Gutiérrez On Being Asked To Leave ICE Meeting In Capitol By Speaker Ryan And Chairman Goodlatte:" https://gutierrez.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/guti-rrez-being-asked-leave-ice-meeting-capitol-speaker-ryan-and

* The Trump administration insists that forceably outing trans children by forcing them to use the wrong bathrooms and thus subjecting them to danger of violence and bullying is a measure somehow designed to "ensure the safety of students" and that the right to discriminate is a matter of states rights and not one of equal protection under the law as promised by the U S Constitution. I thought the Civil War and the 14th Amendment was meant to settle this issue, but Trump and sessions want to roll us back to 1850, so I suppose it's not a surprise.

* TW: contains depictions of police violence against women, but she is very clear about when she is going to show the images, so I am posting it. "The urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw :"

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* This had me in tears: http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/157255911476/when-people-say-we-survived-reagan-bush

* "Rest In Power and Peace Keke Collier:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/rest-in-power-and-peace-keke-collier.html

* "Hating Comic Sans Is Ableist:" https://theestablishment.co/hating-comic-sans-is-ableist-bc4a4de87093#.6r2xdjtxt

* "If 'President Trump' Is Hard To Say, Try 'Senator Kid Rock':"

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* "Infowars' Alex Jones Is Trump's CAPS LOCK Advisor:"

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* "Trump Bravely Calls Slavery 'Not Good':"

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* "GOP Town Halls Have Devolved Into Angry Mobs... And Worse:"

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* "Today Trump Honored Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington And... Ben Carson:"

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* "No Obamacare? No Problem! Try These GOP Home Remedies:"

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* I spent the day in bed with headache and the shakes (which is a thing that just happens and may or may not have anything to do with the whole sick thing), which gradually morphed into a particularly nasty case of antibiotic sickness. Given I've been on one antibiotic or another most of February, the miracle is it didn't hit me much sooner. I only need to stick it out a few more days, but it won't be fun.

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "North Korea Defector Says Elite Turning Their Backs On Kim Jong Un:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/north-korea-defector-says-elite-turning-their-backs-kim-jong-n711936

* "Russia treason arrest seen as tacit corroboration of US intel:"

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* "Trump favor for unpopular Russia raises questions of influence:"

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* "Mayor de Blasio welcomes a fight with Trump over 'sanctuary...:"

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* @&%$#! "Is Trump using an insecure phone?:"

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* "Rep. Elijah Cummings wants to talk to the President:"

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* "Sen. Booker: Trump is 'a repeated liar and propagandist':"

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* "Trump's flawed executive orders:"

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* "PPP poll: Trump base deluded by false facts:"

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* Is this what the Romans felt when Caligula woke from his fever and started using the full power of the Empire in service of his whims and delusions?

* "Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest:" https://www.theguardian.com/media/2017/jan/24/journalists-charged-felonies-trump-inauguration-unrest

* "Sen Franken on resisting Trump: 'We have a strategy':"

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* "Heather Ann Thompson - The Truth About Attica Prison in "Blood in the Water" - Extended Interview:"

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* BTW, when Trevor Noah suggested doing Trump's intelligence briefings in the form of simple personalized video's? That's pretty close to what they had to do for Reagan as he had dementia.

* Now that Trevor Noah has informed us that 45 is slang for Penis in South Africa, I can't hear news reports about 45 (Donald Trump) the same way.

* "Have You Seen This Pizza Thief Dressed As A Beer Bottle?:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pizza-thief-beer-bottle-costume_us_58825ee9e4b0e3a73568c665

* "Coronation Street:"

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* "Who March the World? Girls.:"

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* "President Trump Takes (Executive) Action:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer:"

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* "Get Your Gloat On:"

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* "Welcome to President Trump's Reality:"

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* "The Daily Show Takes the #TrumpCake:"

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* "President Trump Wants to Send "the Feds" to Chicago:"

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* "Capturing the Essence of President Trump's Tweets:"

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* I spent 20 hoursish of Thursday in bed with a severe chronic pain incident. It's been bad this week generally. Luckily the guests showed up in the most functional window I've had in about all week. If I forget a thing I promised, if I make a serious mistake, I apologize. My head feels like a rotting cabbage on the inside without the meds and with them, I'm still in a really distracting amount of pain, plus drugged.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* This is the patreon of an RL friend with etsy link: https://www.patreon.com/karjack
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* "ExxonMobil exploits poor nation's corruption for oil in Africa:"

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* "A Handy Guide To What The Hell Happened To The Affordable Care Act Last Night:" https://theestablishment.co/a-handy-guide-to-what-the-hell-happened-to-the-affordable-care-act-last-night-b31bff0e2427#.gg4or7m8x

* "Senate Democrats put up a fight on Obamacare vote:"

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* "Bernie Sanders explains the Republican plan to destroy Obamacare:"

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* "Justice Department lays out police reform in Baltimore in the wake of Freddie Gray's death:" https://mic.com/articles/165256/justice-department-lays-out-police-reform-in-baltimore-in-the-wake-of-freddie-gray-s-death?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.Jkq3QMlwc

* "People Are Saying: Trump Likes Pee:"

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* "Jokes About This Story Present A Golden Opportunity:"

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* "A Session On Sessions:"

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* "Time For One Last (And First) Obama Hit Piece:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* The Trump Team argument for why the constitutional bar against Trump and his family profiting from gifts from foreign government does not apply to them, is that they are openly breaking the law which means it is magically not illegal. by the same logic, if you rob a bank in broad daylight without a mask it is not only not illegal, but you get to keep the money and murder as many people as you like in the process, since according to them if you openly break a law instead of doing it furtively it is not illegal. I do not understand how one can have a functioning society based on this principle.

* "My President Was Black:" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/01/my-president-was-black/508793/

* "Ta-Nehisi Coates - Reflecting on the Obama Years in "My President Was Black":"

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* "Backlash against North Carolina GOP power grab:"

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* "Bureau of Justice Statistics release new, accurate police killing numbers that are double the historic estimates:" https://boingboing.net/2016/12/17/bureau-of-justice-statistics-r.html

* A reminder about my position on GMOs: My objection is to Monsanto’s business practices, such as suing small farmers over cross pollination and making it illegal for farmers to save “seed corn” for next year as farmers have been doing throughout the history of agriculture as it is suddenly, somehow “copy right infringement.”

I DO favor accurate labeling, as I always do for pretty much everything, as I feel like people should be allowed to make informed choices, but at the same time pretty much everything we eat is genetically modified because at some point humans tinkered by selecting for traits. Eat a banana? Radically modified over the course of human history. Eat any kind of grain pretty much? Modified by our human ancestors since before agriculture for increasing digestibility, yield, etc... This is why the paleo diet is a fiction: you literally can’t eat as pre-agriculture humans ate as the species have changed to much and anyway, which early humans, when, and where.

I feel like we need to be objecting or not objecting to things on a rational basis. anti-science bias is not helping us fix problems we rather desperately need science to solve like hunger, epidemics (anti-vaxxers), climate change (climate deniers).

* Victim Blaming and Policy: (TW: Abuse)

The classic story of my generation at school goes like this:

Someone is doing something horrible to you: beating you up, threatening you, using racist/homophobic/sexist taunts, threatening to or actively trying to rape you. The adult punishes you for telling, and lets the abuse continue.

Every Xer pretty much has stories like this. If they don’t, odds are, they were part of the problem.

I discovered later that that was deliberate. They turned schools for our generation into a shark tank under the theory that kids should work things out for themselves and that kids being bullied did something to deserve it. It was systematic and on purpose. A whole generation of teachers were trained that way.

It was just laziness in my opinion. It takes actual effort to properly monitor and intervene, and Boomers were all about not malign neglect. My Mother was trained this way, and hated it, because it went against all her instincts, and was why she ended up spending only two years in the classroom. It defies logic too, of course. If you reward instigators and bullies by heaping punishment on their targets, it just encourages more cruelty and bullying.

In the long run, it’s less work to nip that shit right in the bud. You consistently punish the people causing the bulk of the problems, you support kids apt to intervene for justice and model how to do it, and make things fair for the kids being hassled, you get a lot less trouble in your room generally, the kids are happier and safer, and they are apt to grow up into decent human beings instead of sociopaths, but humans are terrible at logic and picking the long term benefit over the immediate. As a result our generation were guinea pigs for the me generation’s collective decision not to protect children from each other.

This turns out to be one of the areas where doing the ethically correct thing is also the pragmatically correct thing. (Another area like this is raiusing the minimum wage. you make the minimum wage a living wage and design the tax code, etc. to limit extreme inequality, the economy booms. you do what we’ve done since 1980, and fix the tax code to reward wealth and punish work, while letting wages for the working and middle classes erode, you get things like the Great Depression or W.’s economic crash. The ethical thing is the pragmatic thing, but we;ve put the bullies in charge.)

* "Trump Lets the Truth Come Out Post-Election:"

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* "Ohio's Shady Abortion Compromise:"

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* "The Gift of Reproductive Rights:"

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* "Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse - 2016: The Year of the Trump Supporter:"

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* "Good Grief, It's A Stephen Colbert Christmas Special:"

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* "Trump And Kanye Meet To Discuss New Collaboration:"

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* "Introducing: The Forever Times Infinity Ring:"

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* "It's The Late Show Claymation Christmas Special!:"

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* "Putin Hacked The Election Because Of A Vendetta Against Clinton:"

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* It turns out that my sister was the Ball faerie. It was the birthday present that got lost back in October. By itself, it's the best present she's gotten me in years. Omnomnom.

* I need to talk to you about toasting marshmallows again. At some point in my teens I realized that my way of toasting marshmallows was a nigh perfect symbol for my core approach to living. No really, hear me out. When I became Buddhist, I'd refer to this as "zen marshmallow" as a sort of in joke with my friends, but it is serious to me. (I’m not a zen Buddhist, but it makes a fine short hand.)

I am that person who slowly turns the marshmallow, attempting to toast it a perfect shade of brown on all sides. This is pretty much impossible to do. There may be a bit of bubbling or a pale line where the fire didn't evenly cook. The perfectly toasted marshmallow is not a thing you attain, but that doesn't mean it's a waste of time. The journey matters. The sitting and chatting with friends, family, and/or lovers; the staring meditatively into the fire, the warmth on your face and the sparks in the dark, the patient process of cooking are all valuable. They are every bit as much of the why of it as the moment one slides the toasted skin into one's mouth.

It is good practice for being present in the moment. It is good practice for stillness and patience. It is also very much about the fundamental principal that just because it can never be quite prefect, doesn't mean it's not worth doing. I apply that to pretty much everything in life. It works for love or policy or activism or teaching or gardening or baths. The Spirit of the Journey is the point. The marshmallow itself is a delightful extra.

Carry this with you as we attempt the marathon that is resisting and surviving the next for years. Carry this with you as you travel forward. It doesn't have to be a marshmallow, but the attempt is worthy in itself.

* The Monster Under the Bed: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/152195680731/fairlyfunctioning-gabbyzvolt25#notes

* I think what is needed is a quality revival of the French Antigone with Hamilton style casting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Brazilian domestic spies use Tinder to infiltrate protest movements:" https://boingboing.net/2016/11/15/brazilian-domestic-spies-use-t.html

* "Scottish Leader Puts Trump On Notice In Model Response To His Win:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/scotland-leader-trump-response_us_5824a618e4b07751c390dca1?section=us_politics

* "CIA connects the dots between Russia hacking and the 2016...:"

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* And Republican leadership blocked release of the information for partisan reasons.

* "Trump's double standard on hiring American versus foreign workers:"

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* "One federal employee Trump may want to replace, but can't:"

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* I have taken to thinking of the Trump Cabinet picks as the Cabinet of Deplorables.

* Given that Carrier ate Trump's lunch in the Carrier deal, is anyone surprised he's a failed business man? Looks like he can't negotiate his way out of a paper bag.

* "What to Do About Trump? The Same Thing My Grandfather Did in 1930s Vienna:" http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/217831/what-to-do-about-trump

* "The Tweeter In Chief Strikes Again. This time, it’s the US economy he’s going to blow up.:" http://plaidadder.tumblr.com/post/154149209669/the-tweeter-in-chief-strikes-again-this-time

* "Racist graffiti at NFL player’s home investigated as hate crime:"

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* "Mistrial in case against fmr. officer Slager:"

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* It is now commonplace for Neo-NAZIs to spray paint Trump's name along with the Swastika as a threat or to shout it during hate crimes.

* "The odd thing that happens when you actually ask Trump’s supporters about mass deportation:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/09/trumps-voters-dont-actually-support-mass-deportation/?utm_term=.bd083fe91451

* "‘Do Not Resist’: A chilling look at the normalization of warrior cops:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2016/09/30/do-not-resist-a-chilling-look-at-the-normalization-of-warrior-cops/?utm_term=.28ff9a1cb482

* "Queen's students forced to apologize for casting Othello as a white woman still don't get it:" http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/campus-notes/2016/11/queens-students-forced-to-apologize-casting-othello-white-woman-?utm_content=bufferf13b1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "This rape victim did everything she was supposed to do — Her university did nothing:" https://mic.com/articles/153954/delaney-robinson-did-everything-a-rape-victim-is-supposed-to-do-and-unc-refuses-to-act?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social#.n7pWZUdby

* "The woman who spent 3 years in prison for the death of her fetus just got out:" http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/woman-convicted-death-her-fetus-walks-free

* "The Link Between Autism and Trans Identity:" http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/11/the-link-between-autism-and-trans-identity/507509/

* Women in Shakespeare's Comedies vs. Tragedies: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/154318506421/systlin-thebibliosphere-penfairy

* "Anti-Vaxx Group Wants to Know Why Study They Funded Shows No Link Between Vaccines and Autism:" http://jezebel.com/anti-vaxx-group-wants-to-know-why-study-they-funded-sho-1735168447

* "Trump's Cabinet Selections Are Making Us Queasy:"

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* "Donald Trump Is Ready To Break Another Presidential Tradition:"

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* "Politics of the Seven Kingdoms: The Iron Islands:" https://racefortheironthrone.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/politics-of-the-seven-kingdoms-the-iron-islands-part-i/

* Some interesting thoughts on Darth Vader on Coruscant: http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/154274922756/grand-duc-fialleril-lectorel

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5: I know it looks like I quit the rewatch, but really, the election ate me for a month. I am still wading through post election links and activism things. Still, I am back to the rewatch project, if slowly, slowly.

- Conundrum. I love Ensign Ro Laren. Worf being leader because he is wearing the fanciest decoration is logical. This episode strikes me as a mirror to the one where the crew is divided up and people have to do unaccustomed jobs. There they were working against type; here they are stripped down to their essences. Picard is about compromise and reasonableness. Worf is about protection. Riker is about flirting. Data is about being helpful. Geordi and Doctor Crusher are about fixing things in their respective realms. Of course, part of the point of this is to pull Riker and Ro out of their antagonistic positions within the command structure letting them interact as people. Unfortunately that ends up being romantic. Sigh. Of course it does. Louder sigh. I admit, I strongly prefer the Torchwood version of this plot, but it's not badly done here and is, of course earlier. I do like the way they are in character even when they can't remember themselves and how that plays into the denouement.

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Women's reproductive rights brace for fight under Trump:"

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* "Trump threat to American foundations best met with civic activism:"

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* Well, that's it then. A majority of Americans would prefer a dystopian police state run by the KKK and Putin to a Democracy with a reasonable chance of a living wage.

* I am too old an ill to start over in a refugee camp south of Vancouver.

* Has any one checked to see if Thaddeus Stevens is spinning in his grave?

* "Woman who accused Donald Trump of raping her at 13 drops lawsuit:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/04/donald-trump-teenage-rape-accusations-lawsuit-dropped

* "Fault Lines - The Lives of Black Women:"

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* "The problem with saying "All Lives Matter":"

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* "The wrong side of Donald Trump’s America:"

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* Add to the list of "crimes" police have decided deserve summary execution: mourning murdered relative. "Joshua Beal shot by Chicago police just after leaving funeral procession:" https://mic.com/articles/158687/joshua-beal-shooting-in-chicago-draws-sharp-black-lives-matter-pro-police-reactions?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.azMwaKPUT

* "Slavery Myths Debunked:" http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2015/09/slavery_myths_seven_lies_half_truths_and_irrelevancies_people_trot_out_about.html

* "Ana Marie Cox - Coming to Terms with a Donald Trump Presidency:"

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* "Why Wasn't Donald Trump's Bigotry a Deal-Breaker?:"

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* "Women in President Trump's America:"

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* "The 2016 Election Wrap-Up:"

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* "Something That Actually "Existed": Trump Policy Shop:"

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* "The Morning After:"

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* USA Series Finale Dance Party starts here:

* "Tom Lehrer - We Will All Go Together When We Go:"

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* "The Postal Service - We Will Become Silhouettes :"

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* "The Mountain Goats - This Year :"

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* "XTC - Dear God:"

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* "The Doors - The End:"

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* "Conspiracy - Jazz Butcher:"

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* Someone needs to film a production of Antigone with Amandla Stenberg in the starring role.

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* I'm putting this up with the news as it's a real interview with the President. "President Obama: FULL INTERVIEW | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO):"

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* "One-on-one with President Obama:"

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* "President Obama on voter suppression:"

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* "Politicizing of FBI becomes hallmark of 2016:"

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* "The FBI looks like Trump's America:" http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/fbi-donald-trump-base-230755

* "Trump saddled with Christie's abuse of power problem:"

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* George R. R. Martin on the Election. "A Simple Observation:" http://grrm.livejournal.com/504703.html

* "Donald Trump pledges to sign anti-LGBTQ ‘First Amendment Defense Act’:" http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/09/donald-trump-pledges-sign-anti-lgbtq-first-amendment-defense-act/

* "The woman who spent 3 years in prison for the death of her fetus just got out:" http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/09/woman-convicted-death-her-fetus-walks-free

* TW: Rape. "I thought America was becoming a better place for rape survivors. Then Trump came along.:" http://www.vox.com/first-person/2016/11/1/13477996/trump-sexual-assault

* "Major legal victory for voting rights in North Carolina:"

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* "North Carolina Republicans conspired to limit early voting to keep African-Americans from the polls:" http://www.salon.com/2016/11/03/north-carolina-republicans-conspired-to-limit-early-voting-to-keep-african-americans-from-the-polls/

* "Courts Rule For Easier Voting As Presidential Election Nears:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/04/500781386/courts-rule-for-easier-voting-as-presidential-election-nears

* "Ex-cop nails CNN’s police apologist: You don’t get to kill somebody just because you say you’re scared :" http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/ex-cop-nails-cnns-police-apologist-you-dont-get-to-kill-somebody-just-because-you-say-youre-scared/

* "Congresswoman Uses Toys To Show The Insanity Of Some Police Killings:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/barbara-lee-police-killings_us_57e3fc40e4b08d73b82fe98c?section=§ion=us_black-voices

* "Ride-Sharing Apps: New Economy, Same Invisible Discrimination:" https://ww2.kqed.org/pop/2016/11/04/ride-sharing-apps-new-economy-same-invisible-discrimination/

* "The Racist Double Standard Behind Who's 'Allowed' To Be A Stoner:" http://fusion.net/story/358673/white-women-stoner-love/

* "It's Official: NAACP Approves Resolution Calling for Moratorium on Charter Schools - Atlanta Black Star:" http://atlantablackstar.com/2016/10/20/its-official-naacp-approves-resolution-calling-for-moratorium-on-charter-schools/

* "DoD: Protections for transgender youth apply to all facilities, programs:" http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/dod-protections-for-transgender-youth-apply-to-all-facilities-programs

* "School Segregation: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "Seth Meyers lists the differences between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton:"

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* By special request, Harvest Interior display. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/152751051982/by-special-request-harvest-interior-display

* "Christine Daae: An Actual Feminist Critique By Someone Who Actually Read the Got-Damn Book:" http://ninjagiry.tumblr.com/post/119216381093/christine-daae-an-actual-feminist-critique-by

* "Fated:" https://mythjae.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/fated-3/

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5:

- The Masterpiece Society. Creepy Eugenics people. You tell 'em, Jordie! Your life is valuable and very much worth living! I fundamentally disagree that someone else's beliefs and comfort should over rid people's individual rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It's not a prime directive situation. Fuck the creepy ablest eugenicists who want to stay behind!

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "RNC tries to wall off Trump on poll watching:"

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* Mike Pence is NOT a lesser evil. He’s just quieter about being horrible. "Trump: Women in the military is bedlam:"

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* "Donald Trump: Greatest baseball player in NY, just ask him:"

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* Sigh. "Sordid Weiner saga intersects 2016 presidential campaign:"

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* "An election all about sex and gender:"

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* "A Historian of Fascism on How Trump’s Rhetoric Will Permanently Affect American Politics:" http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/interrogation/2016/10/donald_trump_s_fascism_is_rooted_in_his_own_self_interest.html

* "What is the gender pay gap and is it real?: The complete guide to how women are paid less than men and why it can’t be explained away:" http://www.epi.org/publication/what-is-the-gender-pay-gap-and-is-it-real/

* "Why Doesn’t Spending Time With Women Make Men Less Sexist?:" http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/10/why-doesnt-spending-time-with-women-make-men-less-sexist.html

* "White armed occupiers were acquitted. Native American activists were tear gassed.:" https://thinkprogress.org/white-armed-occupiers-were-acquitted-native-american-activists-were-tear-gassed-a928ba6b7955#.qxh38pugh

* "The Agency Designed to Protect Civilians From the Police Actually Protects Police From Civilians:" https://www.thenation.com/article/the-agency-designed-to-protect-civilians-from-the-police-actually-protects-police-from-civilians/

* "Joe Biden Unloads On The Potential Groper-In-Chief :"

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* Attn: Greenwick. ":"

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* "Donald Trump's Star Attacked On Hollywood Walk Of Fame :"

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* NWS. "Stephen and Run the Jewels Present "The Halloween Wiggle" :"

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* "If Women Wrote Men the Way Men Write Women.:" https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/if-women-wrote-men-the-way-men-write-women

* I am disappointed in Dirk Gently. I adore Douglas Adams and I keep wanting someone to make a good adaptation of really any of his things. I love the Dirk Gently books and they seemed ideal to adapt. I thought they could start from the ones that exist, plus the fragment and spin out from there, once they'd established the world. Instead, they've put the books as back story and are doing Dirk Gently in Seattle. It's not terrible like the mess
Hollywood made out of Hitchhikkers, but it's not what I wanted. Dirk Gently is not the Dirk gently in my head. There are lines and elements I recognize, and it is clearly vaguely inspired by the books, but it's not Douglas Adams, just fragments of him embedded in something else.

I wrote that hours ago, but it is still astonishing me. The thought process had to have been: The main audience for a Dirk Gently TV Show is clearly people who want to see the books turned into a TV Show, so why don't we make a show called Dirk Gently, but refuse to adapt the books. Surely people tuning in specifically to watch an adaptation of the books would prefer we didn't.

* "Halloween Through the Years:" https://weather.com/photos/news/vintage-halloween-costume-photos

* "Elephants Have a Blast Smashing Giant Pumpkins at Oregon Zoo's 2016 'Squishing of the Squash' Event:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/10/elephants-have-blast-smashing-giant.html

* Me watching this week's Blunt Talk: No Walter, no! D:

* "Interplanetary Experience:" http://xkcd-rss.livejournal.com/445540.html

* "Cap’n, Crunched:" http://dorktowerfeed.livejournal.com/448345.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* This contains video of the murder, though he he dies of his injuries later in his cell. I'm linking it anyway as one can choose whether or not to click the video. "Jail Videos Reveal Black Inmate Died After Assault By Officers:" https://blackmattersus.com/17528-jail-videos-reveal-black-inmate-died-after-assault-by-officers/

* TW: Hate Crimes, Rape. "Gaycation Brazil:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/brazil/56a90e3f59b6e07a13d27d01

* "Did Mike Pence Upstage Trump With His Strong Debate Performance?:"

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* "Don’t Paint All Clowns With The Same Giant Brush:"

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* "It Takes A Genius Like Donald Trump To Lose A Billion Dollars:"

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* Birthday Prezzies came today! A hand knitted 4th Doctor scarf, a ballet I am interested in, The Catherine Biography I am fond of and wanted for my collection, and "The Outlandish Knight: the Byzantine life of Steven Runican." This last looks fascinating and is about a queer historian. The chapters are organized in major arcana. There are lovely art reproduction postcards all through. I will need do go over everything properly later, but it is all delightful!

* "Gandalf Leads the Way on a Journey in the Dark:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/gandalf-fellowship-journey-dark/

* Seeing Brent Spiner and Patrick Stewart together in scene in Blunt Talk makes me happy.

* I keep thinking of Benjen Stark alternately as "Shrodinger's Benjen" and "Chekov's Benjen."

* ToS Rewatch:

- My dad and I watched these over and over in syndication in the vast SF wasteland that was 70's TV. I still salivate when I hear the end credit music because that was dinner time for a decade or so on Sunday nights. Eventually the movies came. Still we watched them when we could catch them, but I was losing patience with Shatner by the end of the '80's. Then I was a philosophy monk for a couple of years with very limited TV access. When I came to have TV access again everything was TNG, Tos was hard to catch, tapes of individual episodes cost two dollars to rent and they refused to put them out in sets which, and I had grown out of them, really. I loved most of the characters, but the flaws in logic and particularly third season plotting, and Shatner's acting and the insufferable Kirk made me... not all that excited when the movies came out. I still remember our out right fury that somehow we were all so much smarter than Spock in the Klingon trial one that we solved the "mystery" in seconds and it took Spock most of the movie. By the time the one where they handed over the movies to the TNG crew, we all mostly wanted to watch Kirk die a painful death forever and in this too, we were disappointed. I think I haven't seen these all as a group in literal decades, though I've caught the occational random episode now and then. I once knew them so well I could recite snatches of dialog at length, but now... no. I have no guarantee I have anything meaningful to say, and this may end up rather MST3000.

- The Man Trap. Does Rigley's Pleasure Planet become Riza? They recycle this plot several times, don't they? Borgia Plant! Shouldn't that be Canterella? Apparently the "Red Shirt" has not yet been invented as a trope, so a blue shirt must due. I'd swear there was a pilot before this one with Nurse Chapel's actor as second in command, and one of those annoying god-like aliens, but it looks like the marathon missed it. We're not that far in and I already want to hit Kirk. Or Shatner. Both really. Are they really using the flagship to deliver chili peppers to outposts? Sexual harassment is live and well for Yeoman Rand on the enterprise. I'd forgotten Sulu had Morticia Addams garden for some reason. So exactly how often does McCoy drug Kirk to sleep? I don't see why they couldn't stun it, put it in a cell with all the salt it can eat and release it on a desert planet with a salt sea. Did I miss something?

-Charlie X. I like the godlike alien episodes the least. I also liked the Twilight zone version of this plot better. Less sexual harassment. Speaking of which, we are on the second episode and here is eYeoman Rand getting sexually harassed for the second episode in a row. To be honest, I loathe this episode and it was a struggle to force myself to watch it. I think the high point is Uhuru sings about Spock while he plays for her and his tiny smile. I have become hypnotized by the construction of Rand's basket weave beehive wig, and also the different in fabric between Spock and McCoy's uniform. That godlike being is totally a human. They didn't even bother with ears or a forehead.

- Where No Man Has Gone Before. Wait, now Spock is also in the same ugly baby poop yellow turtleneck they occasionally put Kirk in instead of the blue from last episode. I can't wait until they sort out the uniform situation. The first psychic shrink on Star Trek. In the context of charlie X, no wonder suddenly super psychic Mitchell moving things with his mind makes them all jumpy. This love poem was from "back in 1996." And Dr. Dehner veers into the creepy "superior man" eugenics adjacent zone.

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5:

- Unification pt. 2. In retrospect this reminds me of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

- A Matter of Time. I love that Deanna and Dr. Crusher have realistic response to the shady visitor creeping. At the same time that centuries in the future women will still need strategies for dealing with creeps. I liked the philosophical argument. I appreciated them all not being idiots. The biggest hint is a t=real historian would be worried about the Observer effect.

- And here alas, is a break. We'll need to wait for the rest of season 5 to roll round again.

*****

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Dash Cam Reviews: Police Attempted To Run Over Black Man Before Shooting Him:" https://blackmattersus.com/17174-dash-cam-reviews-police-attempted-to-run-over-black-man-before-shooting-him/

* "Historic Black School Building In Virginia Vandalized With Racist Signs:" https://blackmattersus.com/17166-historic-black-school-building-in-virginia-vandalized-with-racist-signs/

* "Protests Erupt Over Gruesome Murder Of Black Teen By L.A. Police:" https://blackmattersus.com/17161-gruesome-murder-of-black-teen-by-l-a-police/

* "USA - GAYCATION:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/lgbtq-in-the-usa/56eaf85935ece39b7f865ea0

* "Is this the very first readymade?:" http://theartnewspaper.com/news/is-this-the-very-first-readymade/

* "Ice Age Fire Pits in Alaska Reveal Earliest Evidence of Salmon Cooking:" http://westerndigs.org/ice-age-fire-pits-in-alaska-reveal-earliest-evidence-of-salmon-cooking/

* "How oral cultures memorize so much information:" http://phys.org/news/2016-09-oral-cultures-memorise.html

* Antibiotics achieved. I also managed to put away some of the things displaced by storage reorg phase one, but the pain is bad and I am exhausted, so if I am below average tonight I apologize.

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* "Sam and his Gal Attend Horn Faire:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/horn-faire/

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5:

- Ensign Ro. Enter my beloved Bajorans, and oh, did we love Ensign Ro when this was new. If Starfleet respects the religious beliefs of everyone, why do they require Ensign Ro to take off her earing? It's very much like making a Muslim woman who wears the hijab take it off and is the opposite of religious toleration. The Guinan and Ro scenes are so right. This one goes surprisingly deep on being a survivor of terrible things even if it is only one scene. That's the thing that is impressing me this go round: that they do things like show Picard having PTSD and now touching on Ro's conflicted feelings about being a survivor.

- Disaster. Do they not have ultrasounds in the 23rd century? they are once again torturing childfree Picard with children. Everyone gets divided up into groups. People end up with jobs out of their comfort zones which is an interesting character study. I love Worf the medic. Deanna can feel people alive on planets when they are in orbit. She routinely violates the crew's privacy to tell Picard the mood of the crew. Why can't she feel the crew in this episode even enough to tell if any are alive? Why is the baby born clean?

- The Game. Didn't Riker's last girl friend just die a couple of episodes ago? Rijer says to Jordie, "I just brought this thing back from Riza you have got to try." I know what it's a trap, but it's also clearly a masturbation devise. I am not good with flashy lights and had to close my eyes.

- Unification I&II. Vulcan Alzheimer's breaks my heart. Data staring at Picard when he's trying to sleep. Data is not cut out for infiltration based intelligence work. *wince* Spock not getting to say goodbye in person. I love the little Spock and Data conversation.

*****

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* Ah, the Party of Personal Responsibility once again refusing to take personal responsibility for their own actions. "Congress overrides Obama veto, blames Obama:"

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* "The GOP mantra: Blame Obama. Always.:"

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* "Trump wanders into awkward local interview in Michigan:"

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* "Trump attacks Clinton from fragile glass house:"

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* Donald Trump and his surrogates have spent all week claiming that literally bullying a woman into an eating disorder over a fifteen pound weight gain was the right thing to do because she was "disgusting" and repeatedly attacking her in the media right now is somehow presidential and that she deserved it for daring to win a beauty contest back in 1996. He has capped it off by slut shaming her because he fantasized that she starred in a sex tape he imagined in the middle of the night last night. O.o Donald Trump actually appeared in a real porn in 2000, Playboy Centerfold. Not that there's anything wrong about appearing in a porn, but he's attacking her because he imagined she was in one, when he actually was in one. How fucked up is it to attack someone for a thing you did in the first place? What standard of evidence involves deciding that if you can imagine a thing it’s real and then trying to destroy someone over it?

* Donald Trump keeps claiming that Hillary Clinton hasn't the stamina to be President even though she withstood eleven hours of questioning a couple months ago in a Congressional hearing and was strong enough to campaign for days with pneumonia, while he has trouble holding it together for a one hour debate and hasn't the stamina to handle debate prep. Talk about double standards on measuring fitness for office. Can the bar be any lower for men or any higher for women?

* "Block the vote:"

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* "Witness Tampering Leaves Chicago Officers In Hot Water:" https://blackmattersus.com/17086-witness-tampering-can-send-chicago-cops-to-prison-for-45-years/

* "WATCH: Georgia GOP county chairman secretly caught making racist comments about black candidate:" http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/watch-georgia-gop-county-chairman-secretly-caught-making-racist-comments-about-black-candidate/

* "Black Man’s Face Smashed Into Squad-Car Windshield:" https://blackmattersus.com/17059-black-mans-face-smashed-into-squad-car-windshield/

* "5 Barriers To Healthcare For Black Bisexual Women:" http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/2016/05/healthcare-for-black-bisexual-women/

* "Gary Johnson Is Running His Own Campaign Into The Ground:"

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* "Aziz Ansari on Acting, Race and Hollywood:" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/arts/television/aziz-ansari-on-acting-race-and-hollywood.html?_r=1

* "The Tragedy of Oldstones:" http://goodqueenaly.tumblr.com/post/150475580413/the-tragedy-of-oldstones

* The first couple steps of this is basically my Killian's strategy on GoB. http://racefortheironthrone.tumblr.com/post/126540766751/iron-islands-economic-development-plan

* "American Horror Story is Back. What Now?:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/american-horror-story-back-now/

* The Strain: Germany, India, Africa, and Japan. One of these things is not like the others, yo. One of these things is a massive continent, the cradle of civilization, and thus incredibly diverse linguistically, culturally, geographically, politically. All of those things would matter in an outbreak. Which country in Africa?

* "Big Names and Whitewashing in Cinema:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/whitewashing-cinema-industry/

* TNG 4 Rewatch:

- The Host. the Trill makeup is entirely different, which startled me. This episode was so important to us when it was new because of the gender implications, yet somhow I forgot they redesigned Trill for DS9. The Trill cultural continuity is also a mess between here and DS9. Re-association anyone? How about personality change between hosts? I am glad they fleshed out Trills later, just as I am glad they redid and fleshed out the Ferengi, it's just a startle. We were so angry that Beverly Crusher couldn't be bi and that she couldn't accept her lover's transition. We wanted so much more from Star Trek. I still do.

- The Mind's Eye. Picard stubbornly rubbing the noses of the Klingon officials in the shitty thing they did to Worf without actually ever saying that's what he's doing always pleases me. Enter Tasha's Romulan Doppleganger and more of the Romulan infiltration arc. Poor Jordi. What a terrible thing to do to a person.

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

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* "Police Brutality: Black Man Beaten To Death By Cops:" https://blackmattersus.com/16591-awful-police-brutality-black-man-calls-police-for-help-got-beaten-to-death/

* "Racism In American Schools: Video Shows White Kids Chant “N-Word” On School Bus:" https://blackmattersus.com/16579-racism-in-american-schools-video-shows-white-kids-chant-n-word-on-school-bus/

* "Not All Transgender People Have Dysphoria – And Here Are 6 Reasons Why That Matters:" http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/not-all-trans-folks-dysphoria/

* "DNA in London Grave May Help Solve Mysteries of the Great Plague:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/bubonic-plague-dna-found-london-black-death/

* "Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/deep-swamps-archaeologists-fugitive-slaves-kept-freedom-180960122/?no-ist

* "Sunday Sweets: Flights of Fancy:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/9/25/sunday-sweets-flights-of-fancy.html

* TNG 4 Rewatch:

- Final Mission. The toxic waste ship is also all to relevant to my great distress. I am pretty sure radiation exposure sickness doesn't work that way. Wil Wheaton Acting the shit out of this one.

- The Loss. I have always said Deanna is not a good counselor. she leans on her power to cover other deficiencies. While Riker saying what he said when he said it is assholish, he's not wrong. There is a lot to unpack here around the disability metaphor, but I'm frankly to tired to attempt it.

- Data's Day. His subroutines for dealing with common human emotional responses reminds me of me and my attempts to deal with other people who feel jealousy. I so sympathize with Worf on the human wedding thing. I do think this is another episode that has relevance to neurodivergance, in that it has relevance to difficulty reading emotional content in other people and predicting how they will react emotionally. I also do love an unreliable narrator. That tap dancing! I've taught people waltz and swing informally, and while steps themselves are easy to explain, I always struggled with explaining the signalling and the way of moving. I picked it all up instinctively and had no way to explain to someone who couldn't pick those things up through example and imitation. I'd occasionally come across someone so stiff that dancing with them hurt. this scene seemed pretty realistic to me. Here begins the Romulan sleeper agent arc, though there was some previous foreshadowing.

- The Wounded. The Cardassians are introduced. I have always disliked O'Brian and Keiko. The Apocalypse Now episode. I really like the ambiguity here. This is another episode that addresses war time trauma and difficulty adjusting to peace after.

- Devil's Due. Classic Debunking.

- Clues. This is a good little mystery.

- First contact. Alien groupies.... She just coerced Riker into sex, didn't she? Why doesn't Starfleet Print or DNA lock phasers? Why are nearly all the aliens races (except Klingons and that one horrible racial stereotype of a culture season one?) and colonists they meet played by white actors?

- Galaxy Child. Famous last words, Jordi, famous last words. This is so that thing most men do in my experience, where the guy makes this whole fantasy image of who a certain person is and how the story will unfold from there without, you know, checking who the person is and what they want first. Guinan really is calling this one accurately. I don't blame her for being grossed out. It as creepy as fuck. Jordi's "guilty of wanting to be your friend" thing is so classic nice guy syndrome.

- Night Terrors. An allergy to certain sedatives runs in my family. It causes extreme agitation, paranoia, and full spectrum hallucinations/break with reality in those it effects. That scene in the turbo lift with Picard? That was my Grandfather on haldol when he was dying. It is unnerving to watch. Picard speaking of his Grandfather's dementia? *shudder* to real.

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

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

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* "Syria conflict: Aid convoy hit by 'air strike' near Aleppo:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37413411

* I love this fashion is coming back after so many centuries. "Mexican Pointy Boots:" http://www.vice.com/video/mexican-pointy-boots

* "Civil Rights Museum rejects Trump photo-op:"

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* "Obama speaks ahead of African-American history museum's opening:"

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* "Institutional Racism Shows Its Ugly Face Again: Cops Pepper-Spray Girl:" https://blackmattersus.com/16543-institutional-racism-shows-its-ugly-face-again-cops-pepper-spray-girl/

* "Latest Police Brutality Video: Cop Utters Death Threat To Black Men:" https://blackmattersus.com/16519-latest-police-brutality-video-cop-utters-death-threat-to-black-men/

* "Blackface is Ugly and I’m Being Harassed: A Tale of Cosplay & Cosplayers Gone Wrong:" https://dela-doll.com/2016/09/05/black-is-ugly-and-im-being-harassed-a-tale-of-cosplayand-cosplayers-gone-wrong/

* "How 'Sailor Moon' Fandom Became a Refuge for 90s Queer Kids:" http://www.vice.com/video/american-obsessions-sailor-moon-queer-indentity

* "California’s Sea Lion Die-Off:" https://news.vice.com/video/californias-sea-lion-die-off

* "Indigenous Australians most ancient civilization on Earth, DNA study confirms:" https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/sep/21/indigenous-australians-most-ancient-civilisation-on-earth-dna-study-confirms

* "3600-Year-old Swedish Axes Were Made With Copper from Cyprus:" http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.719125

* That takes serious guts. "Between Two Ferns With Zach Galifianakis: Hillary Clinton:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/09/between-two-ferns-with-zach.html

* "Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves #10:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/09/celebrities-read-mean-tweets-about.html

* "Stephen Colbert Reacts to the State of Emergency in Charlotte:"

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* "Anime Detour 2011 Legolas Dances to Single Ladies :"

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* "Moral Implications of Evil Races in Fantasy:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/evil-races-in-fantasy/

* "Winter Hits Caradhras and the Ring Goes South:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/winter-caradhras-ring-goes-south/

* TNG 4 Rewatch:

- Suddenly Human. Worf is a feminist! This one is complicated on a bunch of levels. Watching it, I am haunted by the excellent novel Warboy, that explores similar themes around cross cultural kidnap, what is and isn't child abuse, loyalties, agency etc.. This, being '90's network television can't go nearly as far. This is another episode that touches on PTSD.

They are always forcing Picard into fatherhood roles, aren't they? I wish they'd stop treating Picard's preference to be childfree as if it were pathological and funny. That may be the most annoying noise a non-baby/toddler aged human can make. Apparently Talurians love metal. Good to know. Do bedroom doors on a starship not lock?

- Remember Me. This one is hard for me to watch.

- Legacy. Ishara: How did Tasha die? Me: she was fridged because the writer's couldn't figure out what to do with her. Brent Spiner acted the shit out of this one.

- Reunion. More long arc crucial Klingon politics with associated Worf character development. Enter Worf's surprise illegitimate son and associated issues.

- Future Imperfect. I have always felt that it is a brutal incitement of Riker that the love of his life is a holodeck program.

******

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* "What Chris Christie knew:"

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* Republicans, who deliberately chose to poison 100,000 people in Flint, including deliberately causing brain damage in 9000 children who live there at great expense for ideological reasons, voted in Congress not to give Flint a penny of government money to alleviate the crisis the state party caused on purpose.

* "Police shootings draw strong reaction:"

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* "A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Handcuffed At School For Taking Candy:" A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Handcuffed At School For Taking Candy

* "Police Fatal Killing: Officer Betty Shelby Is Known For Using Excessive Force:" https://blackmattersus.com/16388-police-fatal-killing-officer-betty-shelby-is-known-for-using-excessive-force/

* "St. Louis Killer Cop Caught In On Camera:" https://blackmattersus.com/16383-st-louis-killer-cop-caught-in-on-camera/

* In Tulsa, authorities have broken with the standard procedure of covering up murders and have chosen to actually arrest the white police officer who murdered Mr. Crutcher because his car broke down. She is charged with first degree manslaughter. Now let's see if they get a conviction.

* "Denmark will be the first country to no longer define being transgender as mental illness:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/denmark-will-be-the-first-country-to-no-longer-define-being-transgender-as-a-mental-illness-a7029151.html

* The Lady Chablis died on the 8th. Damn.

* Explaining Rape to men. "This Woman Has The Perfect Way To Explain Consent To Men Who Don't Understand It:" http://distractify.com/trending/2016/08/17/rape-and-consent-explained-with-money

* "What It Feels Like to Die:" http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/what-it-feels-like-to-die/499319/

* "5 Annoying Latin Errors from an Ancient List That Predicted Latin's Descendants:" http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/85758/5-annoying-latin-errors-ancient-list-predicted-latins-descendants

* ""Muslims Get Out" Sign in Minnesota:"

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* "Terence Crutcher's Police Shooting & Racial Bias in America:"

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* "Where Do You Get the Balls? - Wells Fargo's Banking Scandal:"

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* "Donald Trump Jr. Might Want To Check His Math:"

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* Gothmas Window display with Tavy cat. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150802036032/gothmas-window-display-with-tavy-cat

* The story behind the infamous Sandra Lee Kwanza cake: http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/150263156038/bombtraq-beezelbubbles-allisonpregler

* This is the main problem I had with season one. Y'all know I love this show, but this is one of two criticisms I have over all. (The other being inconsistency in Mr. Scott's arc, particularly with the slave ship). "Black Sails Begins in Choppy Waters:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/black-sails-season-1-max/

* "Messed up Tournaments, messed up Teachers, messed up Relationships:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/messed-tournaments-messed-teachers-messed-friendships/

* TNG 4 Rewatch:

- Brothers. I am deeply uncomfortable with unaccompanied minors on the Enterprise. Now imagine how I feel about unaccompanied minors on the enterprise literally months after the Borg wiped out most of Starfleet. Why is anyone surprised a small unaccompanied child has nearly killed his brother as a prank?

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* "These photos reveal just how bad Venezuela's food crisis actually is:" https://mic.com/articles/150996/in-venezuela-a-box-of-pasta-can-cost-300-and-that-s-not-even-the-worst-of-it#.9P2802lnf

* "Being Forced To Undress Is Not Exactly The Liberation I Have Longed For:" https://thebrownhijabi.com/2016/08/23/being-forced-to-undress-is-not-exactly-the-liberation-i-have-longed-for/

* "French High Court Rules Burkini Bans Are Unlawful:" http://www.snopes.com/2016/08/26/french-high-court-rules-burkini-bans-are-unlawful/

* "Unusual diversity seen in manufacture of bombs in NY/NJ case:"

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* "Senator Warren presses FBI on financial crisis accountability:"

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* "Senator Warren emphasizes importance of Democrats retaking Senate:"

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* Tonight was the second day of protests in Charlotte North Carolina against the police murder of Keith Lamont Scott. Police are insisting that he had a gun, which witnesses say wasn't there and of which there is no evidence. He was killed for reading a book while waiting in his car for his son to come out, which is apparently a capital crime in North Carolina, so dangerous as to require summary execution. Police have attacked the protesters. Someone has been shot though as of this writing there weren't a lot of details. The victim is in critical condition.

* Tulsa Police murdered an unarmed black man named Terrence Crutcher who was the father of four. His SUV broke down.

* "Trump: 'Nothing like doing things with other people's money':"

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* This terrifies me. "Appeals Court Won’t Hold Catholic Hospital Responsible for Denial of Care:" https://rewire.news/article/2016/09/09/appeals-court-wont-hold-catholic-hospital-responsible-denial-care/

* "Alarming Comments on LGBTQ Youth from the Woman Who Wants to Be Washington State’s Top Education Official:" http://www.thestranger.com/news/2016/08/31/24526591/alarming-comments-on-lgbtq-youth-from-the-woman-who-wants-to-be-washington-states-top-education-official

* "Too Close for Comfort:"

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* "A Match Made in Hell:"

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* "Chief Executive Fear Mongerer :"

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* "The Big Mad Wolf - Burkini Battle in France:"

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* "New Yorkers Are Used to Danger:"

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* "Did Trump End The Birther Controversy, Or Is That His Biggest Lie Yet?:"

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* "The Late Show Blanket Fort (with First Lady Michelle Obama):"

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* "First Lady Michelle Obama Does Her Best Barack Impression:"

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* "You Should Definitely Take the Donald Trump Debate Prep Survey:"

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* I went to bed ridiculously early Monday night with a stabbed in the stomach sort of feeling. It was all fever dreams and lost people, but the long sleep did me good, I think. I'm still achieving bare minimum, but it is an acceptable level of function. I discovered on waking that thanks to your kindness, we are sorted financially for the month if we just wait out money transfer times, which is good news as I ran out of the secondary lung meds last weekish. I informed squirrel we were rescued when he came out for his dinner. The Terror was very bored with me being in bed so much. I awoke to a living room strewn with shredded paper and to discover he'd kidnapped the Borg Cube from the Gothmas tree. All has been set to rights now though.

Thanks again, to our benefactors.

* I just spotted the first Christmas Ad of the season here. Ugh.

* "Au where none of the Weasleys are in Gryffindor:" https://lullabyknell.tumblr.com/post/148669383568/for-the-au-thing-if-you-have-enough-time-au-where

* Fear the Walking Dead: I loathe Madison and Nick. They are so annoying upper middle class white American bulldozing through endangering everyone else because they assume they know better than the people actually living there. I suppose this is the point, but I really wish the show focused on the rest of the cast instead of treating them like main characters.

* "Cheryl's Landing Part 3: Logic and Contrivances :" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/cheryls-landing-part-3/

* Gay couples in History: http://meteodesigns.deviantart.com/gallery/24266478/Feature

* TNG 4 Rewatch:

- The Best of Both Worlds. Ouch, the mirror scenes with Guinan and the Captain, each sitting before a battle. Honorius and Picard; Picard and Riker. Ouch, the graveyard of Federation ships. Watching Locutus is painful still. I kept thinking that data hacking Picard here made like 100x more sense than Independence Day.

- Family. I really do appreciate that they make clear that time has passed since the Borg battle and that captain Picard has PTSD symptoms. At the same time Deanna picking that way at him wanting to visit family on shore leave brings me close to violence. She seems to be pathologizing and deliberately undermining what I would consider a pretty understandable decision. You'd think she'd want him to take time off to rest after being violated on every level like that. From the dialog it's clear he's been undergoing intensive therapy for the PTSD, so it's not like he's running out on early recovery stages. He's improved enough to leave the ship and like a bunch of the rest of the crew, he wants to go home for a visit. Why would a competent psychiatrist be against a man trying to mend fences with his brother, especially at a time when that man might need a support network outside his command structure? Seems to me reaching out to family would be encouraged not discouraged. It seemed to me working through bits of trauma arguing with his brother sounds therapeutic to me, and yes, that includes them having it out after a lifetime of bottling it up. I think this is another instance of Deanna Troi bringing her issues to therapy instead of doing what's best for the patient. Seems to me Picard was doing exactly what was best for him as part of the healing.

I kind of love Worf's parents.

Add in the A, B, and C plot (Wesley's recording from his dead father), and this whole episode is about how men need family support in times of stress, which is a beautiful thing to see, especially as Worf is about as aggressively masculine as it is possible to be and Picard is the quintessential captain most of the time. It's good to see men like that shown dealing with trauma and being vulnerable with loved ones.

This is another one that is all too timely here in the 21st century with it's record high suicide rate for military veterans, and yes, that's a personal issue for me, given who I lost that way. It is so incredibly important that Picard cries, that Picard has nightmares, that Picard is getting help and not issolating himself. It's so important that Worf lets himself open up for the parents that clearly love him, and yes, it's important that coming to terms with his father's death is a process for Wesley. I have often said that grief is a marathon and not a sprint.

******

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

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