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* "Mattis warns of 'massive military response' if North Korea threatens attack:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/03/trump-north-korea-nuclear-242289

* "Justice Department: No evidence Obama wiretapped Trump Tower:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/02/obama-trump-tower-wiretap-no-evidence-242284

* "Trump Picks Oklahoma Congressman To Head NASA:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/04/548472775/trump-picks-oklahoma-congressman-to-head-nasa

* "Harvey victim funds may be delayed without debt limit increase: Mnuchin:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-mnuchin/harvey-victim-funds-may-be-delayed-without-debt-limit-increase-mnuchin-idUSKCN1BE0TP

* "FEMA Is Almost Out of Money and Hurricane Irma Is Approaching:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-05/fema-is-almost-out-of-money-as-hurricane-irma-threatens-florida

* "Trump has decided to end DACA, with 6-month delay:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/03/trump-dreamers-immigration-daca-immigrants-242301

* "Poll: Majority opposes deporting Dreamers:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/05/poll-trump-deporting-daca-dreamers-242343

* "The Trump Administration Now Has Tons Of DACA Data And Is Poised To Weaponize It:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-trump-administration-now-has-tons-of-daca-data-and-is-poised-to-weaponize-it

* "Obama: DACA decision 'wrong' and 'self-defeating':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/05/obama-daca-decision-goes-against-common-sense-242335

* "CGI Animated Spot HD: "The Doll that Chose to Drive":"

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* "Peep Show star Robert Webb: don’t say ‘man up’:"

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* "8,600-year-old findings unearthed in western Turkey’s Ekşi Höyük:" https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/08/21/8600-year-old-findings-unearthed-in-western-turkeys-eksi-hoyuk

* "3,000 year-old female statue found at citadel gate complex in southeast Turkey:" http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/08/2017/3000-year-old-female-statue-found-at-citadel-gate-complex-in-southeast-turkey

* "AP EXCLUSIVE: Toxic waste sites flooded in Houston area:" https://www.apnews.com/27796dd13b9549b0ac76aded58a15122/AP-EXCLUSIVE:-Toxic-waste-sites-flooded-in-Houston-area

* My thoughts are with the people of the Caribbean tonight as the hurricane coming there way is likely to be a bad one. Wherever you are, folks, stay safe, okay?

* "NW engulfed in flames: What we know about fires burning across Oregon and Washington:" http://www.kgw.com/news/local/nw-engulfed-in-flames-what-we-know-about-fires-burning-across-oregon-and-washington/471318324

* Daenerys in Slaver's Bay: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164442170892/12-hey-ive-been-scrolling-through-your-tumblr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Workers clear out of Russian consulate in San Francisco:" https://www.apnews.com/9549026d1ed946e98d5119c785f2a388

* "Hacks or malfunction, US election infrastructure still vulnerable:"

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* "Trump voter fraud panel head confirms he’s a paid Breitbart columnist:" http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/348824-trump-voter-fraud-panel-head-confirms-hes-a-paid-breitbart

* "Longtime Trump aide tells people he intends to leave WH:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/01/politics/keith-schiller-donald-trump/

* "DACA backers make case in economic terms:"

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* "Activism winning new supporters for DACA as Trump threat looms:"

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* "Hatch tells Trump not to scrap DACA:" http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/348862-orrin-hatch-tells-trump-not-to-scrap-daca

* "Dem pushes to defund Trump’s voter fraud commission:" http://thehill.com/homenews/house/348807-dem-pushes-to-defund-trumps-voter-fraud-commission

* Of course the real reason is to protect chemical plants from liability when they harm people and to prevent protest by local residents endangered by the plants. "Terrorism risk cited for secrecy on burning Arkema chemical plant:"

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* "FDA Designates MDMA As 'Breakthrough Therapy' For Post-Traumatic Stress:" https://www.forbes.com/sites/janetwburns/2017/08/28/fda-designates-mdma-as-breakthrough-therapy-for-post-traumatic-stress/#6f9611c17460

* "Soundscapes in the past—adding a new dimension to our archaeological picture of ancient cultures:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-soundscapes-pastadding-dimension-archaeological-picture.html

* "Uncovering a 2000-year-old settlement:" http://www.thelabradorian.ca/community/2017/7/31/uncovering-a-2000-year-old-settlement.html#

* "Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem:" http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/08/18/542435991/those-iconic-images-of-the-plague-thats-not-the-plague

* "At least 100 unmarked graves discovered around Virginia’s oldest church:" https://pilotonline.com/news/local/history/at-least-unmarked-graves-discovered-around-virginia-s-oldest-church/article_544e0757-feed-537a-b863-281b74de8466.html

* "Rescue archaeology project aims to give new insights into Louisbourg’s history:" https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/rescue-archaeology-project-aims-to-give-new-insights-into-louisbourgs-history/article35839489/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&cmpid=rss1

* "19th-Century Diary Suggests Slaves Are Buried in Brooklyn Lot:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/nyregion/19th-century-diary-suggests-slaves-are-buried-in-brooklyn-lot.html

* I've been dealing with multiple connectivity issues and a massive computer crash that ate a lot of the structure I use to organize and post. I am working to reconstruct stuff as best as I can.

Addendum (11:43PM): Everything is sorted, I think. I'm missing some code strings from GoB, but I think everything else is back where it needs to be.

* "Finale Thoughts on 7.07 :" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164745514557/finale-thoughts-on-707

* Stannis vs. Renly: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/164678964663/that-renly-apologist-on-your-twitter-thread-about

* ASoIaF and Racism: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/164690836473/soracism-in-asoif-pretty-blatant-no-his

* "Political Footage Not Found:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/political-footage-not-found/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Venezuela investigates sacked prosecutor Luisa Ortega:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41118163

* "What has Venezuela's constituent assembly achieved?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41094889

* "U.S. retaliates against Russia, orders closure of consulate, annexes:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-diplomacy-idUSKCN1BB2CY

* "Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-military-idUSKCN1BB2JC

* "Manafort's notes from Russian meeting refer to political contributions:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/manafort-notes-russian-meet-contain-cryptic-reference-donations-n797816

* "Trump treasury secretary won’t commit to putting Harriet Tubman on $20 bill:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/31/trump-treasury-secretary-wont-commit-to-put-harriet-tubman-on-20-bill/?utm_term=.23e7f2af5c1c

* "Tubman twenty not a priority of Jackson-loving Trump White House:"

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* "Trump nominates DeVry dean to Education Department post:"

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* "Selling access in Donald Trump’s Washington:"

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* "HHS cuts ACA advertising budget by 90%:" https://www.axios.com/hhs-cuts-aca-advertising-budget-by-90-percent-2480029656.html

* "It’s a Myth That Corporate Tax Cuts Mean More Jobs:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/opinion/corporate-tax-cuts-jobs.html

Protest the Republican Tax Plan.

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

* "98.5% of unique net neutrality comments oppose Ajit Pai’s anti-Title II plan:" https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/08/isp-funded-study-finds-huge-support-for-keeping-current-net-neutrality-rules/

* "Trump's expected repeal of Dreamer program draws fire from business:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-daca-idUSKCN1BB2PD

* "Australia same-sex marriage vote: 'No' advert draws criticism:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-41091583

* "Officials evasive on smoke threat from damaged chemical plant:"

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* "Another Awful Moment Caught on a Cop's Dashcam:"

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* "Australian Students Stick It to Martin Shkreli:"

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* This is exactly what Tavy does, right down to his preferred cuddle shoulder. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164821657597/hopeydopey526-thebestoftumbling-cub-loves-his

* "sup fanboys lemme explain this :" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164678916555/sup-fanboys-lemme-explain-this#notes

* "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 11: Back Doors:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/preacher-season-2-episode-11-back-doors.html

* "Jon and Dany’s Tepid Boat Scene Sunk the Season:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/jon-dany-boat-scene/

* "Disappointing Boat Sex, Empty Shocks, and Bad Baby Names Prevail on Thrones Finale:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/disappointing-boat-sex-empty-shocks-bad-baby-names-prevail-thrones-finale/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Venezuela's currency value depends largely on one guy at an Alabama Home Depot:" https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-12-01/venezuelas-currency-value-depends-largely-one-guy-alabama-home-depot

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

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* "Trump Jr collusion admission leaves Kushner exposed:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*****
* 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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* "China is building an incredibly cool "forest city" that will combat pollution
China is building an incredibly cool "forest city" that will combat pollution:" http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2s36Fw1&t=YzI2MzQxOWIxOTM2NzI5NzU3NmQyMjBlMjYzMGJjYTIyYjJkODdlMixHYnJ2eWZNVQ%3D%3D&b=t%3AlcQOOVLPUqU8b7tcAVYSvw&p=http%3A%2F%2Fbrigdh.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F162755800318%2Fthe-future-now-china-is-building-an-incredibly&m=1

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

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* "The rise to power of Vladimir Putin:"

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* "Putin regime marked by graft and corruption:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "WaPo: Trump shares highly classified info with Russian officials:"

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* "Scarce precedent for Trump's reported leak to Russians:"

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* "Comey memo habit raises Trump obstruction questions: NYT:"

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* "Comey memo: Trump asked for end of Flynn investigation: NYT:"

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* "Exclusive: New subpoena issued in Trump associate investigation:"

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* "Trump leak to Russians violates protocol:"

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* "Swalwell: Trump can't be allowed to risk lives:"

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* "Trump EPA rejects ban on dangerous pesticide:"

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* "Screaming overheard in Cabinet Room meeting between Spicer, Bannon and Sanders after Russia intel revelation:" http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/screaming-overheard-in-cabinet-room-meeting-between-spicer-bannon-and-sanders-after-russia-intel-revelation/

* "Ex-Cop Who Refused To Shoot Young Black Man Sues City Over His Firing:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/stephen-mader-police-lawsuit_us_59134b3fe4b050bdca61b335

* "The University of New Hampshire has seen a wave of racist incidents:" https://thetab.com/us/2017/05/15/unh-racism-blackface-67993

* "TSA Still Has A Problem With Trans Travelers:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/tsa-still-has-problem-with-trans.html

* A thing about two Opera fanatic ladies using their Opera obsession to save Jewish people from Hitler.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160726222367/teashoesandhair-pageoflore

* "An Open Letter from Millennials to Rich Guys with Opinions About Avocado Toast:" http://www.gq.com/story/cado-toast-open-letter?mbid=social_facebook

* I have spent all of today trying to get the 30 finished and doing related cleaning in between rests. I did clear the area in front of Squirrel's door and since Squirrel emptied the washer, dealt with dishes. Every thing hurts and I am exhausted. I really needed an extra day for the tank as it’s actually better to do a two day process on the tank itself, but it is in place and I’ll have everything put back together by bedtime. Tomorrow I am running a Lizard Lion event, so I need to keep working. I really hope they don't inspect until Thursday, since there is no chance of me sorting the kitchen out before bed.

* "Anne Bonny is Tragic Backstories Done Right:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/anne-bonny-black-sails/

* "American Gods, Season 1, Episode 3: Head Full of Snow:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/05/american-gods-season-1-episode-3-head.html

*****
* 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
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* "Beslan school siege: Russia 'failed' in 2004 massacre:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39586814

* "18 Syrian Fighters Allied With U.S. Are Killed in Coalition Airstrike:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/world/middleeast/syrian-fighters-airstrike-american-military.html?_r=0

* "US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/politics/afghanistan-isis-moab-bomb/

* "British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia:" https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/british-spies-first-to-spot-trump-team-links-russia

* "British intel agency reported Trump campaign Russia ties: Report:"

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* 45 is holding the Health Care System hostage for Tax Cuts for the 2%. 45 hates working Americans so much, his current plan is to bankrupt hospitals and collapse the entire American health care system by cutting off all government health care payments until Trumpcare passes and 24 million people lose their insurance to pay for the tax cut for the richest 2% he is demanding.

Seriously folks. Congress is on recess. Not only are there the Saturday tax day protests all over, but now is an excellent time to turn up at town halls and Congress Critter's district offices, and/or call to insist health care should be a right. Do not forget to thank Congress critters who are displaying back bone on this topic as we know how apt their spines are to jellify if we don't keep on them.

* "Trump privately signs anti-Planned Parenthood law:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/politics/donald-trump-planned-parenthood-money/

* "After Campaign Exit, Manafort Borrowed From Businesses With Trump Ties:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/us/politics/paul-manafort-donald-trump.html

* "Oppressor Kenneth Adkins Found Guilty Of Eight Child Molestation Counts:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/oppressor-kenneth-adkins-found-guilty.html

* "Rep. Lewis to Dems: 'Keep the faith':"

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* "Sanders: Dems win if we mobilize & educate:"

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* "ICE targets mother with no criminal record for deportation:"

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* "Arkansas plans blitz of eight prisoner executions over ten days:"

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* "Portland to sue Trump administration:"http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/04/portland_to_sue_trump_administ.html

* "What’s at Stake in Trump’s Proposed E.P.A. Cuts:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/climate/trump-epa-budget-cuts.html

* "First Judge Killed in Chicago History by Gun Violence He Fought" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/10/first-judge-killed-in-chicago-history-by-gun-violence-he-fought.html

* Please signal boost latest out of Chechnya: http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/159562062074/news-about-chechnya-0413

* "20 years to save the planet, carbon emission experts warn:" http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/world-zero-carbon-emissions-before-2040-two-decades-climate-change-global-warming-greenhouse-gases-a7682001.html

* Rest In Peace Charlie Murphy.

* ...And the foot thing is postponed til nearly the end of the month. It is nobody's fault. A family emergency on the part of my doctor requiring travel. I really wanted to get it over with and the reschedule doesn't give me the weekend to recover, but family absolutely does come first and it's better she go. I managed to resprain the ankle I mildly sprained... whichever day it was I scored the starts. It's bad enough I'm using the crutch around the houe and it's not the ankle attached to the foot I cut open, which means I'd likely have had to get the wheel chair out if they had been cutting my foot open in a few hours. It is very annoying that my ankles sprain themselves when I'm just shuffling around, but it's an ex athlete thing. That decade I spent distance running over rough terrain and concrete and endlessly injuring them when I was young, coming back to haunt me. I don't have a lot of cartilage and they are fragile. I'm lucky I never hurt myself dancing. That's a good way to take out a knee, for example. I knew athletes who started knees surgeries in high school. The running destroyed my ankles and the AS is gnawing my spine and hip joints, but my knees are doing pretty well given the pounding I gave them with the running and dancing and Wing Chun.

* National Poetry Month:

"Loreena McKennitt– The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159545273428/loreena-mckennitt-the-highwayman-by-alfred

TW: Mental Illness. "For John, Who Begs Me Not To Inquire Further by Anne Sexton:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159546997589/for-john-who-begs-me-not-to-enquire-further-by

* I don't normally post dragon cave here, but I just had five eggs die, and I'd like these to live, so please click: Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

* TOS Rewatch, Season 1:

- "Devil in the Dark:" This one starts pretty well, actually. The set is above average, they quickly establish the terror of the miners and create suspense. The first death is before the credits. It's so weird when ToS is actually competently executed. Of course, it's an all human sausagefest in the mines because in the Federation only men mine as was established in the first Harvey Mudd episode, and ToS is extremely human centric even by later star Trek standards. I don't know how to feel about Kirk and Spock exchanging positions on the Horta. Nimoy's performance really is haunting. There is a reason this one is on most favorite episodes list, because this one really does work as an entertainment and a message.

- "Errand of Mercy:" A cold war episode. Prime Directive? What Prime Directive. Let's go introduce ourselves to a Medieval tech planet and damn the consequences. Yes, I know there is more going on than meets the eye, but the Feds and the Klingons don't know that. When the locals point out they are not really being given a choice they aren't wrong. For all the pretty talk from the Feds they are colonizers here, just politer ones than the Klingons. They consider themselves in a position to judge whether this culture is worthy. Kirk's fury at pacifism and his foolishness in somehow not being aware that bugs and hidden cameras are a thing even though that's old tech when these shows were made and I doubt the Federation has completely lost the skill to make and use surveillance tech. Why even would you send Kirk on this mission given how completely incapable of impulse control he is and how he doesn't do any diplomacy that doesn't involve sticking his Dick in something. I do get that they are poking at the idea of how similar or different Feds and Klingons are but it's just slow and clunky, especially compared to the much easier to watch horta episode right before it.

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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* April 30 2017, 2pm
April 14 2017, 6pm
May 1 2017, 10am
June 1 2017, 12pm

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

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

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* "Trump’s emoluments issue looms:"

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

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

Bonus Points: It's MLK Day weekend.

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

* "Ryan’s ACA replacement promises:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Sanders responds to Clinton health care attacks:"

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* It will cost 1.5 billion dollars approximately to fix the damage to the pipes in Flint, not counting the cost of bringing in water etc., and the massive unconscionable human cost in literal brain damage the lead has likely done to a generation of children there. The Republicans did this terrible thing to save $100.00 a day. The cost to special ed and disability payments for a whole city is drastically higher. I do not understand how this counts as "saving money" but Republicans insist it is so.

* A Soldier who Lost his leg in the war talks about Islamaphobia: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/137275808907/finzione712-respect-to-this-soldier-hes

* "Fiendish Falcons Keep Birds Prisoner Before Eating Them:" http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/fiendish-falcons-keep-other-birds-prisoners-eating-them

* Alan Rickman too. Damn. Fuck cancer!

* "The Larry People vs. Flint - Toxic Water Crisis in Michigan:"

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* "Welcome to Texas, Refugees!:"

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* "Well, This Is Weird - Sean Penn Sits Down With El Chapo:"

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* As it turns out I have a tea party to go to tomorrow, so I will be Thursday level absent Friday.

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* "Maddow: Pentagon's captured sailor story 'a pile of bull':"

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* "Sanders responds to Clinton health care attacks:"

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* "White nationalist robo-call: Vote Trump!:"

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* If a foreign power had unconstitutionally overthrown the democratically elected government of a state and destroyed the entire water distribution system for a city, poisoned the population of that city causing permanent damage to a generation of children there, and likely killed ten people with a biological weapon in the water supply for ideological reasons, we would call that terrorism and we'd very likely be at war, and yet not a single Republican responsible for doing this in Michigan has been arrested for the premeditated atrocity they perpetrated on Flint and democracy is still suspended there.

(Okay technically the Legionaire's outbreak was not premeditated though an outbreak or epidemic of water borne illness was easily predictable, but they knew knew full well that they were destroying every bit of pipe in Flint and lead poisoning the populace. They were warned repeatedly before hand and decided that poisoning all those people and rendering Flint unlivable was a perfectly fine thing to do, knew it was happening exactly as predicted and continued doing it while covering up evidence and discrediting whistle blowers. They did this on purpose for ideological reasons.)

* "Spike in cases of Legionnaires' eyed for tie to Flint toxic water:"

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* "Meager progress in Flint toxic water crisis by Michigan's Snyder:"

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* "As poison gas billows, profits take priority, residents suffer:"

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* "The Legend of Bernie Sanders:"

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* "Arizona Gives Native Americans the Shaft:"

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* "The Governor of Maine Gets a Little Racist, and North Korea Keeps People Guessing:"

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Why are Chinese fishermen destroying coral reefs in the South China Sea?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35106631

* "Snyder admin allowed Flint to drink toxic water despite warnings:"

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* "George Takei Blasts Donald Trump on MSNBC, Calling His Campaign "America Disgraced Again":" http://mic.com/articles/130035/george-takei-blasts-donald-trump-on-msnbc-calling-his-campaign-america-disgraced-again?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.nJcvAomBx

* I realize that this is entirely a personal gut reaction, but Ted Cruz creeps me out on a physical, lizard brain level. Remember the insect alien in an Egger suit from MIBS? Every time I see Ted Cruz smiling with those dead, dead eyes I think of some sociopathic alien wearing a rubber human mask, I think of Ed Geins and his dead skin masks, and I shudder. Again, It's nothing substantive though I have huge list of substantive complaints that creep me the fuck out, like his call to close all Mosques, all Muslim owned businesses and any business that Muslim citizens frequent. *shudder* Yes, Donald Trump is the obvious evil, but I do not see how Ted Cruz is any better and looking at him, I can believe he would do anything at all without a qualm for personal power.

* "Muslim deputy under scrutiny:" http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/12/22/muslim-deputy-hamze-florida-dnt-kaye-ac.cnn

* "Help, not handcuffs for addicts:" http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/12/23/heroin-in-america-new-hampshire-dnt-gupta-ac-part-2.cnn/video/playlists/sanjay-gupta-health/

* "Friday Discussion: Trigger Warnings:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/12/friday-discussion-trigger-warnings.html

* Today was meant to be a rest day with Must do's around the house +a library drop trip. But Hector and an autodialer made the sleep part not work out. I did get the most important thing done, the book drop, and some small stuff, but a bureaucracy packet arrived and I started on that. I should have done the next two important things on the list too, but I made cookies instead. I know, not a good grown up. Those were the best of these cookies I'd made in literally years. I think I finally figured out how to proportion it right to compensate for how low and wet it is here.

* "American Horror Story, Season 5 (Hotel), Episode 8: The Ten Commandment Killer:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/12/american-horror-story-season-5-hotel.html

* "Supernatural, Season 11, Episode 8: Just My Imagination :" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/12/supernatural-season-11-episode-8-just.html

* "Into the Badlands, Season One, Episode Three: White Stork Spreads Wings:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/12/into-badlands-season-one-episode-three.html

* Supernatural, Oh Brother, Where Are Thou? : 1. I think it is telling that Dean can't imagine drama between siblings without daddy issues in the mix. 2. Where the fuck is Adam? no really. He's meant to be in the cage. So where is he? Given the shit continuity on this show I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, but the Season five finale was a big deal and the end of the five year arc that mattered. you'd think if they were going to go reference that finale this heavily they might have rewatched it or something?

* "Fangs For The Fantasy: It's All Mommy and Daddy's Fault:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/12/its-all-mommy-and-daddys-fault.html

* "Top 10 Favorite Awesome Old Ladies in Media:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/top-10-favorite-awesome-old-ladies-in-media/

* "Should we be pissed off about The Force Awakens?:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/should-we-be-pissed-off-about-the-force-awakens/

* Penny Dreadful Season 2 (Spoilers):

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "SurvivedAndPunished:" http://www.survivedandpunished.org/

* Not only is Putin endorsing Donald Trump, but Donald Trump whole heartedly endorses Putin and his methods. People are acting as if this is a surprise. Donald Trump has called repeatedly for us to enact or reenact human rights abuses here of the same sort Putin is so famous for. Of course they like each other.

So to recap, Storm Front, David Duke (KKK), and Putin all endorse Donald Trump. The American NAZI Party put out a statement saying they love his ideas but that Trump can't put them into practice without overthrowing the government. So basically, he's their guy, but his methods are impractical. you can tell a lot about a person by who their friends are.

* Why haven't I said anything about the Bernie Sander's/Hilary Clinton/DNC data kerfluffle? Because I have nothing much to contribute to the debate. All three sides have had plenty to say and have made good points. I honestly can't tell you what would be fairest, so I'm not going to try.

* Remember that teenager who killed all those people driving drunk who got only probation because being rich and white he didn't understand that his actions had consequences so the judge ensured he wouldn't have any for killing people? Is anyone surprised that not having any ankle monitoring, he and his mother have fled so she might continue to preventing him ever having any consequences for his actions?

* "Four Louisiana Prison Officers Indicted in 2014 Jail Cell Death of Black Woman:" http://mic.com/articles/129702/four-louisiana-prison-officers-indicted-in-2014-jail-cell-death-of-black-woman?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.gQKi3E3UE

* The man made disaster in Michighan that has and will continue to cause brain damage in children is a direct result of Republicans ending democracy and over throwing the rule of law in Michigan. The Republican Agenda continues to do horrible damage to real people. "Flint toxic water tragedy points directly to Michigan Gov. Snyder:"

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* Today I made the tofurkey roast and veg. I really needed the protein, I think. It was so good even if I did forget the rosemary and made way more potatoes than I needed. This ate my evening. I've got tourney all day after my nap, so sparse posting is the rule of the weekend.

The winds are up and it’s chilly enough the beasts are napping in my room and only coming out for food, pets, and litter.

* "Episode VII (no spoilers):" http://cmdr-zoom.livejournal.com/492909.html?mode=reply&style=mine#add_comment

* Barcelona Women's Long: Ashley Wagner is not really my cup of tea stylistically, but that doesn't mean I'm not sorry for her when she has a rough skate and there were some lovely spins in there. Gracie Gold had a rough skate, I honestly have nothing much to say about. Mao Asada is still hasn't gotten her grove back, to my sorrow. Her first three passes did not go well. Her second half was absolutely lovely, but the first half had me wincing for her. Radinova has that unfinished look to her choreography that is common among young skaters and though she fought hard to keep it together, so many mistakes. She has so much potential, but isn't there yet. I really love watching Miyahara skate. I know the judges don't like the height of her jumps, but the jumps themselves are excellent and her spins and ice coverage are lovely. I love the ambidextrous spins particularly, and wish they were worth extra, though they aren't. She skated a personal best and it was a delight to watch. Medyedeva was on my skaters to watch list as well. She's at that point where she's started to turn it into a real performance and connect to the audience. Her elements were crisp, her lines graceful. It has been such a joy to watch her this competition.

Note to new readers: I am by no means a skating expert. I'm just someone who likes to watch single skating, and has been doing so off and on since I was little. (I like pairs skating well enough, but I find the aggressive heteronormativity wearying so generally only bother in Olympic years anymore. Life is too short for ice dancing and the year of the extremely racist costumes put me off so I stopped). There are whole years and stretches of years I hardly watch at all. There are years I watch everything I can tape. I mostly only write these up for my own benefit, and I reserve the right not to write them up when I'm not feeling it. I am sorry to disappoint the handful of you who started following likely expecting something more intelligent and technical.

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* This is a massive relief. "French voters reject anti-Muslim, nativist National Front party:"

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* Storm Front and David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the KKK and former Republican presidential candidate are really excited about Donald Trumps candidacy as they now have a candidate that represents their views with a good chance of taking the Republican nomination. *shudder*

The KKK and Storm Front are the Republican Mainstream now.

* "Nazi salute heard at Trump rally:"

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* How can you tell Republicans are lying when they say they care about national Security and the rise of Daesh? This is how. "Shelby chooses partisan games over ISIS fight with nominee stall:"

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* Real people are dying in the Republican War on Women. "Shooting suspect: 'I am guilty' 'warrior for the babies':"

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* "Veteran trashed with ISIS taint:"

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* "Back to Baltimore: Seven months later:"

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* "Survivor tells her story about Holtzclaw:"

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* "Anti-Muslim attacks more than double typical US rate:"

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* "Mainly black prisoners are being forced to pick cotton in modern day slavery:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/135247336802/mainly-black-prisoners-are-being-forced-to-pick

* "Lead-poisoned children prompt emergency declaration from mayor:"

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* "Massive gas leak's toxic plumes visible with special camera:"

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* "A US town rejected solar panels because 'they'd suck up all the energy from the sun':" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-town-rejects-solar-panels-amid-fears-they-suck-up-all-the-energy-from-the-sun-a6771526.html

* Freecycle came through. It was hugely painful and exhausting and the situation is not long term viable, but I do have temporary TV access again. The TV is precariously balanced on two rickety folding tables. It is awkwardly narrowing access to the porch and the tank area, but it works well enough as a short term fix. The other option would have better picture, but is taller than me and at least two mes wide and would have required a road trip with a friend of a friend in their truck. If this is bad, imagine me trying to tend plants and fish with that in the way. It has no remote, but is old enough to have working buttons on the front. So thank you, nice elderly hippy couple I will likely see again for letting me scavenge your TV.

I am approximately two weeks behind on everything between the extreme pain situation, various RL drama, and Dhraegon's wedding. I have a lot of wrap up stuff on GoB for the next week including running the other half of the tourney, so I doubt I'll be caught up until some time in January. If it is important I know something email or PM me.

* TW: Sexual Abuse, Violence Against Women. "Sansa Stark, Abuse, and the Treatment of Women in A Song of Ice and Fire Part Three: Reactions of a “Perfect Lady”:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/197-2/

* 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
gwydion: (Pensive)
* "Train crash risks higher with slow safety rollout, lax governance:"

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* "Judge Not, Homophobes:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/05/judge-not-homophobes.html

* "Seattle Trans Woman Sues Blood Bank:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/05/seattle-trans-woman-sues-blood-bank.html

* "Eureka Springs Votes To Keep Trans Inclusive Non Discrimination Ordinance:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/05/eureka-springs-votes-to-keep-trans.html

* "Duke Energy admits guilt in coal ash case:"

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* "When Black Writers Were Public Enemy No. 1:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/04/fbi-black-writers-117512.html#ixzz3Z0xlD8QS

* Attn: Greenwick "Swedish peace group answers Russian military aggression:"

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* At some point last night, I discovered my brain had quietly mashed up Guardians of the Galaxy and Jupiter Rising and insists they are the same Universe. Jupiter and Peter Quill eying each other sceptically. Caine and Rocket getting drunk at a bar, complaining about fleas and humans. Groot being swarmed by bees. Balem and the Collector bidding against each other at an auction. I can not talk my brain into believing that they could never meet.

* I am officially too old for the television of my childhood. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/119012220362/thewynne-said-re-the-racism-for-all-that-it

* I need to see this movie. "'Mad Max: Fury Road' draws the ire of men's rights activists:" http://www.dailydot.com/geek/reviewer-reaction-mad-max-sexism/?tu=dd

* Ebay Time, 1ish day. As of this writing, It's enough for insurance and we're working on raising cat food.:

Cut For your Pleasure: )

* "#JusticeforKayleb: An autistic 6th grader unfairly convicted of a felony.:" https://www.change.org/p/justiceforkayleb-an-autistic-6th-grader-unfairly-convicted-of-a-felony

* "The Nepal Earthquake: Disaster Relief Resources:" http://redpandanetwork.org/the-nepal-earthquake-disaster-relief-resources/

* Ways to help Nepal: https://twitter.com/zeldawilliams/status/592095661912363009

* Seriously, folks. More people died in that aftershock, communities are cut off and now there is cholera.

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "During World War II, we did have something to hide:" https://medium.com/@hansdezwart/during-world-war-ii-we-did-have-something-to-hide-40689565c550

* It's a shame most real reporters don't do interviews this hard hitting anymore. "Judith Miller:"

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* The Baltimore curfew has been lifted.

* In 17 of the 100 largest US Cities, Police murder black men at a rate higher than the US murder rate. Can we stop pretending this isn’t happening now?

* "Framing rioting as political protest:"

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* "Meet the Badass State's Attorney Bringing Justice to Baltimore:" http://mic.com/articles/117166/meet-marilyn-mosby-the-badass-female-state-s-attorney-bringing-justice-for-freddie-gray?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

* "Gang Members on the Baltimore Protests:"

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* "Can change come to marginalized communities?:"

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* "The environmental hazard affecting black youth:"

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* "Baltimore mom sparks parenting & police debate:"

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* "Rights Court:"

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* "Protests in Manhattan & Gang Truce in Baltimore:"

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* ""Thug" Debate:"

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* "An Executioner's Photo Album Victorian Headless Portraits:" http://www.cvltnation.com/an-executioners-photo-album-victorian-headless-portraits/

* "The Nepal Earthquake: Disaster Relief Resources:" http://redpandanetwork.org/the-nepal-earthquake-disaster-relief-resources/

* Ways to help Nepal: https://twitter.com/zeldawilliams/status/592095661912363009

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Finance Is to Blame for Rise in Inequality:" http://time.com/3760439/finance-is-to-blame-for-rise-in-inequality/

* "Senator Warren cites 'rigged' process in concerns on trade deal:"

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* "Nebraska man asks oil commission: Would you drink water contaminated by fracking?:" http://www.salon.com/2015/03/30/nebraska_man_asks_oil_commission_if_it_would_drink_fracking_contaminated_water/

* "Death penalty chaos likely to deepen with GOP social issue politics:"

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* "The Anatomy of Rage:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/115618460635/the-anatomy-of-rage

* "The Invitation Game:"

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* "A New and Different Police Video:"

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* "WUUUUUUUUUUUT?! - Everyday Low Ethics & The Water - Black Ice:"

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* "What makes a baby crocodile smile?:"

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* I have a massive stack of multiple bureaucracy things needing doing. I need a few days of no drama for getting them done. I haven't much hope of that. On the upside, Monday I did all the things needing doing. The ebays all got mailed, and as of today, I have insurance money and a shelf full of Hector goosh. Are the money problems solved? Not really, but I had a day left of food for my boy when I woke up and now I have lots.

* I've been watching the UK House of Cards trilogy. Deliberately vague to limit spoilers: )

* "Game of Thrones S5, Ep02:" http://chrysreviews.tumblr.com/post/117037457485/game-of-thrones-s5-ep02

* Supernatural: Really? REALLY?!?! Crowley would be a bad, but understandable idea given his interest in Dean. Rowena flatly wants y'all dead and makes no sense at all.

* We need $700.00 for Property taxes this month. Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* American Author and blogger, Avijit Roy, was murdered in Bangladesh while promoting his book about the dangers of extremism.

* "Flashbang grenades used routinely in police raids:" http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/flashbang-grenades-used-routinely-in-police-raids-405907011740

* "GOP speaks on poverty, wealth inequality:" http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/gop-speaks-on-poverty--wealth-inequality-405908035833

* "Sen. Boxer Calls The GOP Senators Out:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/02/sen-boxer-calls-gop-senators-out.html

* "Christie pollution deal with Exxon surprises:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/christie-pollution-deal-with-exxon-surprises-405781059659

* No way will this pass. "This bill would halt Congress’s pay if Homeland Security shuts down:" http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2015/02/27/this-bill-would-halt-congresss-pay-if-homeland-security-shuts-down/

* "Nevada Lawmaker Says Cancer Is A Fungus, Recommends Simply Washing It Out:" http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/02/24/3626567/nevada-assemblywoman-cancer-fungus/

* George Takei discusses Leonard Nimoy. http://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/leonard-nimoy-lived-long-and-prospered-405751875714

* "Leonard Nimoy Passes Away:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/02/leonard-nimoy-passes-away.html

* "Where do negative stereotypes about feminists come from?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/112395625627/socimages-where-do-negative-stereotypes-about

* "Teachable Moments:" http://sparkindarkness.livejournal.com/522991.html

* "Arrest Made In Deshawnda Sanchez Murder:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/02/arrest-made-in-deshawnda-sanchez-murder.html

* "Kentucky Senate Votes 27-9 To Oppress Trans People:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/02/kentucky-senate-votes-27-9-to-oppress.html

* "Raging Bill:"

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* "The Audacity of Grope:"

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* "Blazing Tattles:"

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* "The 99% of the 1%:"

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* "No, Starbucks’ Chai Tea Latte is not real chai:" http://qz.com/346582/no-starbucks-chai-tea-latte-is-not-real-chai/

* I know it's unreasonable to complain about two months of sick. After all, I'm nowhere near as bad off as I was with that half year MRSA infection last year, but this pair of pathogens has been exhausting and debilitating. The fever and Hector won't let me get proper sleep and I'm exhausted all the time. I drag myself out of bed to do necessary things and crash hard and suddenly with barely enough warning to brush teeth, take meds, etc.. The nausea is so strong even the cocktail of anti-nausea meds I'm on don't solve it. My brain is endlessly fogged, which I hate. Periodically it's like someone stuck an ice pick through my head, and I can't smell well, which makes it hard to eat or deal with people. There doesn't seem to be any end in sight. Gah! Last sleep was all fever bright escapes from the east coa, taxes, and strange fish in between the sweats and the howling. Everything I eat or drink tastes of ashes and mucus. I need a week off, but there is no week off from this sort of thing.

* Glee 6.9 "Child Star:"

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* Watching that investigative piece about using genetically engineered measles, smallpox, and HIV to cure cancer is exciting from a possible cure for cancer perspective, but at the same time, isn’t that basically how Kellis-Amberley got started?

* "The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 11: The Distance:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/02/the-walking-dead-season-5-episode-11.html

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* Boko Haram forced two girls, one of them only ten, to do a suicide bombing. The second bomb hit first responders trying to rescue those injured in the first attack.

* The French are mobilizing troops to protect civilians, including 700 or so Jewish schools. The UK is on heightened alert.

* This week, House Republicans voted to hold Social Security for disabled folk hostage, threatening to cut funds for 11 million people, many of them veterans, while they tried to pass a package of Wallstreet give aways with seven bills cutting financial regulations presumably in hopes of ensuring yet another financial crisis, as that worked out really well for the 1% and to reward the people who crashed the world economy under Bush. They also passed a rules change to Obamacare to strip everyone not working 40 hours a week of employer health insurance in hopes of increasing the deficit by 50 billion dollars and will deprive a huge number of working Americans of health care. Republican class warfare against the 99% continues apace.

* Mitt Romney's threatening to run again.

* "Scientists: Great Lakes teeming with plastic:" http://www.13wham.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/scientists-great-lakes-teeming-plastic-19155.shtml

* "Ocean Trash: 5.25 Trillion Pieces and Counting, but Big Questions Remain:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150109-oceans-plastic-sea-trash-science-marine-debris/

* "Coming to Your Dinner Plate: Dolphin-and-Whale-Safe Seafood:" http://www.takepart.com/article/2015/01/07/coming-your-dinner-plate-dolphin-and-whale-safe-seafood

* "A Bamboo Tower That Produces Water From Air:" http://www.wired.com/2015/01/architecture-and-vision-warkawater/?mbid=social_twitter

* Egypt has acquitted 26 men on charges of "debauchery" for using a bath house. They were separately filmed and televised half naked. They were arrested as part of a massive crack down on gay men which continues.

* "'I'm 45 Years Old And I Have Never Once Comfortably' Held Hands With A Partner In Public:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/12/panti-bliss-ted-talks-_n_6457860.html?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000030

* Glee 6.1-2 Loser Like Me/Homecoming:

Cut for your pleasure: )

* Help my friends adopt two cats: http://djinni.livejournal.com/516743.html

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovwsma UK is on hightened alert
gwydion: (Pensive)
* Six are known to be dead in a series of earthquakes in Chili. A large number of people have had to evacuate between the quakes and the fear of a tsunami which luckily didn't arrive. The hospital in the hardest hit area has been evacuated. The President has declared a state of emergency. Luckily, they had a good earthquake plan in place, as it could have been much worse.

* Médecins sans Frontières is reporting more than 80 dead in an Ebola epidemic in Guinea, with 78 considered official by the government, out of 122 infected. They have cases in multiple separate locations. Given the closeness of some out breaks to borders with neighboring country, they are keeping an eye out in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Liberia has 7 suspected cases with four dead. Sierra Leone thinks they have five, none confirmed. Senegal has closed the border in hopes of preventing spread. This is a terrible way to die and is equipment intensive to keep from spreading as it spreads so easily through touch. (Masks, gloves, protective gowns and all disposable equipment are expensive). MSF is in process of sending two planes worth of supplies, and has set up some isolation wards, but they are really stretched due to the geographic spread involved.

I'm not seeing a disaster specific donate link, but they are taking donations here based on your country of origin. These folks are incredibly brave, often helping refugees in conflict zones like South Sudan and CAR. (Seriously, their clinic in a South Sudanese refugee camp got over run a couple months ago and they were lucky to make it out with the survivors. These are some brave people who could be getting rich with no risk at all). They are the people most experienced in handling Ebola outbreaks specifically in that part of Africa and are doing good work. If you want to help, go here: http://www.msf.org/donate

* They have found 28 of the dead at Oso, 22 of them identified so far. They are still looking for twenty people. As bad as that is, it means that the original estimate of how many people were buried was much larger than the actual number.

* "Coal ash poison in water even without spill:"

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* "'Fringe benefits' truly are on the fringe:"

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* "Rare parrot's hilarious attempt to mate with photographer:" http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/videos/rare-parrots-hilarious-attempt-to-mate-with-photographer

* Lung meds achieved!

* Dennis Upkins has another book coming out! "Coming Soon: West of Sunset:" http://arsmarginal.wordpress.com/2014/03/18/2830/

* LGB people surviving a zombie apocalypse! "Brain Food - Episode 32:" http://arsmarginal.wordpress.com/2014/03/24/brain-food-episode-32/

* I tried watching "The 100" pilot episode, but I rapidly came to hate everyone except the main character's boyfriend, and pretty much wanted them all to die, so I'm not bothering.

I am giving up on Bitten for the same reason. (I liked two people one of whom died). Also, I tend to forget I'm watching it because of the boring (I now have a rule that it I try and fail to watch a scene three times, I just go read the Fangs for the fantasy recap instead of continuing to try to pay attention) and it's made almost entirely of tropes I hate. I'm three weeks behinds because I have no fucks to give. I'm bailing out, I think.

* Peter Dinklage on The Daily Show:

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gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Activists catch power plant on hidden camera:"

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* "Tests still detect remnants of coal ash spill:"

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* "'This is essentially non-compliance':"

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* "Another 1-percenter steps in it:"

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* Greenwick found, "School Calls 9-Year-Old's My Little Pony Backpack a 'Trigger for Bullying':" http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20797857,00.html

* "RuPaul (As Usual) Gives Me Another Reason To Despise Him:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/03/rupaul-as-usual-gives-me-another-reason.html

* Rule of Three Time: For the usage of a slur to be reclaiming 1 You must be a member of the community. 2 The usage must be positive.

Cis Gay Men like Ru Paul and Christian Siriano using "Tranny" and "she male" as an insult is not reclaiming. It is making things worse, especially since ignorant straight people think using dehumanizing transphobic slurs must be okay because they see gay men using them and wrongly assume that they must be experts on all things LGBT.

* "Since When Did Transfeminine Athletes Have An Advantage Over Cisfeminine Ones?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/03/since-when-did-transfeminine-athletes.html

* Today I took Squirrel and Djinni to Costco and reorganized some stuff in the kitchen in the hopes of making room for Gran's wedding china.

* I planned never to play a public MUSH again, but some of my friends inherited a Westeros MUSH taking place well before GoT, and I have an idea of something I'd like to do. I have friends there, and I'm guessing they won't piss on me the way I'm used to being pissed on by Public MUSH staff. *Hangs Head* I'm floating a background for what I hope will be an interesting background to see if they'll bite. There is no way I can do the sort of on all the time in the background play I used to, but as my Tuesday game is dying, I am thinking I could do a couple of days a week to see if I like it. *fingers crossed*

* Glee 5:12 "100:"

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