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* "Thailand convicts traffickers after 2015 mass graves discovery:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/19/thailand-convicts-dozens-of-traffickers-after-mass-graves-discovery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Want to help? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "A Parable From Down Under for U.S. Climate Scientists:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/climate/a-parable-from-down-under-for-us-climate-scientists.html?mcubz=0

* "Theresa May orders contaminated blood scandal inquiry:" https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/11/contaminated-blood-scandal-theresa-may-orders-inquiry

* This is so gross. "Trump told the French First Lady that she was "in such good shape":" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-tells-french-first-lady-she-s-such-good-shape-n782696

* "State Department spent more than $15,000 for rooms at new Trump hotel in Vancouver:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/state-department-spent-more-than-15000-for-rooms-at-new-trump-hotel-in-vancouver/2017/07/12/5eba5d0c-61bf-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?utm_term=.f6729351feac

* "Judge: Grandparents count as close family for travel ban:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/14/politics/hawaii-travel-ban-bona-fide-relationships/index.html

* "Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: ‘Watch Your Back , Bitch’:" https://www.propublica.org/article/marc-kasowitz-trump-lawyer-threat-emails-maddow

* "Russian-American lobbyist joined Trump's son's meeting, too:" https://apnews.com/dceed1008d8f45afb314aca65797762a

* Things that make me go Hmmmmm.... "Mike Pence's Press Secretary Won't Say If His Boss Met With Russians:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-pence-marc-lotter-fox-news-no-answer_us_5966f931e4b0a8d46d12100b

* "Conway uses flash cards to explain Russia controversy:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/13/politics/kellyanne-conway-flash-cards-donald-trump-jr/index.html

* "Trump-Russia investigators probe Jared Kushner-run digital operation:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article160803619.html

* "Trump Jr Russian meeting story unpacking like a nesting doll:"

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* "White House fails to protect personal data in voter feedback:"

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* "Health care protesters deploy 'flat Rob Portman':"

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* "Trump's budget would reduce deficit but wouldn't balance like White House promised, CBO says:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/13/cbo-releases-analysis-of-trumps-budget.html

* So steal things people literally need to survive to build a nonsensical wall we don’t need. "King: Use funding from food stamps, Planned Parenthood to pay for border wall:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/politics/steve-king-food-stamps-border-wall-cnntv/index.html

* "Graham introduces repeal back-up plan:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/13/lindsey-graham-health-care-proposal-240503

* So Republicans think their own health care bill is so terrible and potentially deadly they are thinking of exempting themselves from it. "Senate Republicans exempt own health coverage from part of latest proposal:" https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/13/15966034/senate-republicans-exemption

* "As White House election integrity panel begins work, civil rights watchdogs set up a hotline:" https://mic.com/articles/180997/as-white-house-election-integrity-panel-begins-work-civil-rights-watchdogs-set-up-a-hotline?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.Xjw3xWjGx

* "Y'all know that individual health behaviors - choices around nutrition, exercise, smoking, etc. - only account for about 25% of a person’s health status? :" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/162939757550/jhscdood-heavyweightheart-yall-know-that#notes

* "Typecast as a terrorist:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/15/riz-ahmed-typecast-as-a-terrorist?CMP=share_btn_fb

* "AG Sessions under fire for closed-door speech:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/politics/jeff-sessions-alliance-defending-freedom-summit/index.html

* "Chicago Dyke March Drops Pretense, Deploys Anti-Semitic Term Popularized by Neo-Nazis:" http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/240785/chicago-dyke-march-drops-pretense-deploys-anti-semitic-term-popularized-by-neo-nazis?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post&utm_term=Chicago+Dyke+March+Drops+Pretense%2C+Deploys+Anti-Semitic+Term+Popularized+by+Neo-Nazis&utm_content=July2017

* "Liberty over safety is the Texas anti-vaxxer way:" https://news.vice.com/story/liberty-over-safety-is-the-texas-anti-vaxxer-way

* Every time BBC runs that past headlines thing with the guy breaking in to ask the Queen for a smoke, my brain does this. "The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (There is a Light that Never goes Out/Panic):"

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* "Trump Said More Than ‘Bonjour’ To France’s First Lady’ :"

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* "Stephen Recreates Kellyanne Conway's 'Fun With Words':"

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* "The Late Show's Teen Secrets: Snortable Chocolate Edition:"

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* "Stephen's Book Report On The New Steve Bannon Exposé:"

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* "Stephen Takes A Bite Out Of Jeff Sessions:"

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* "Coexisting With The Fair Folk Who Have Taken Up Residence In/Around/Beneath Your University: A How-To Guide:" http://charminglyantiquated.tumblr.com/post/157198258378/coexisting-with-the-fair-folk-who-have-taken-up

* "Poet reveals what it’s like to have sex when you have a disability:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/160155187875/micdotcom-watch-poet-reveals-what-its-like-to

* "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 14):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/160132507312/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-14

* "Jack Rackham and the bust in Boston (’Black Sails’):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/160675459172/jack-rackham-and-the-bust-in-boston-black

* Bullying or Media? http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/160208600200/naamahdarling-spiritscraft-werewolfetude

* "Does Fear The Walking Dead Have A Race Problem?:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/does-fear-walking-dead-have-race-problem.html

* "Foreshadowing with Maps (’Black Sails’):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/161107800922/foreshadowing-with-maps-black-sails

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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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* "At least 28 dead after brutal gang fight in Mexico prison:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/06/mexico-prison-riot-acapulco-deaths

* We would be pitching in too if we had an ounce of decency. "Europeans vow more help to stem Libya-Italy migrant flow:" http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/europeans-vow-stem-libya-italy-migrant-flow-48411150

* "After a Revolution:" http://uncannymagazine.com/article/after-a-revolution/

* "Trump and Chinese president discuss North Korea:"

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* "Maxine Waters: Keep eye on sanctions:"

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* "Trump meeting with Putin sparks controversy:"

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* "The ethics chief who took on the White House:"

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* "States reject White House demand for voter information:"

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* "Lawsuit demands election results thrown out for Georgia's 6th Congressional District:" http://www.cbs46.com/story/35812893/lawsuit-demands-election-results-thrown-out-for-georgias-6th-congressional-district

* "The Brown, Queer, And Poor Are Not The Ones Holding The Left Back:" https://theestablishment.co/the-brown-queer-and-poor-are-not-the-ones-holding-the-left-back-f727e7bf55ed

* "Texas Republican Blocks State's Bathroom Bill: "I Don’t Want The Suicide Of A Single Texan On My Hands":" http://www.newnownext.com/joe-straus-suicide-texas-bathroom-bill/07/2017/?xrs=synd_facebook_Name+of+Brand

* "The Bootlegger, the Wiretap, and the Beginning of Privacy:" http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-bootlegger-the-wiretap-and-the-beginning-of-privacy

* "Leah Gordon photographs the Freemasons of contemporary Haiti:" http://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/leah-gordon-freemasons-in-haiti-photography-290617

* "Zoot Suits: A Fashion Movement that Sparked Mexican American Resistance:" http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/zoot-suits-a-fashion-movement-that-sparked-mexican-american-resistance-20170609

* "Sabotage Your Way to Success!:" https://www.calibrepress.com/2016/10/sabotage-way-success/

* "Oral sex spreading unstoppable bacteria:" http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40520125

* "Turns Out, Snakes Can Hunt in Packs, So Let's Just All Move to Antarctica:" https://www.sciencealert.com/researcher-discovers-that-snakes-work-together-to-trap-their-prey-in-pack-hunts

* "Canuck the crow's attacks halt Vancouver mail delivery:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40436177

* Tavy is officially wise to the medicine finger and fought hard for the first time today.

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 2: A Skinner Darkly:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/killjoys-season-3-episode-2-skinner.html

* "The Philosophy Force Five vs the Scientismists:" http://existentialcomics.com/comic/190

* "The Dark Morality of Fairy-Tale Animal Brides:" https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/03/marrying-a-monster-the-romantic-anxieties-of-fairy-tales/521319/

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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
gwydion: (Default)
* "Maddow: Trump behavior hurts the presidency, but he doesn't care:"

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* "Trump further disrupts Obamacare repeal efforts:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/30/trump-obamacare-repeal-replace-tweet-240132

* Look, I despise Joe Scarborough and "Morning Joe," but this sort of Autocratic tactic from the White House is fucking terrifying. "Scarborough, Brzezinski say White House used National Enquirer as threat:" http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/30/media/national-enquirer-donald-trump-joe-scarborough/index.html

* "GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-operative-sought-clinton-emails-from-hackers-implied-a-connection-to-flynn-1498770851

* "White House council for women and girls goes dark under Trump:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/30/donald-trump-white-house-council-for-women-and-girls-239979

* "Presidential Commission Demands Massive Amounts of State Voter Data:" https://www.propublica.org/article/presidential-commission-demands-massive-amounts-of-state-voter-data

* "24 states refusing to provide voter data to Trump election panel:" http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/340289-19-states-refusing-to-provide-voter-data-to-trump-panel

* "Pruitt will launch program to 'critique' climate science:" https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060056858

* "Trump seen hatching voter suppression plan with new fraud group:"

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* 32 million people who currently have insurance will lose it is the Senate version of Trumpcare is passed in order to give a massive tax cut to the richest 1%.

If you can go to an in person protest in the next week, please try. If you can't, here are some other options:

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

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

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

* The House has voted to completely defund the Election Assistance Commission presumably in response to reporting that the Russians have compromised election databases in 39 states and have interfered with the 2016 elections on all levels, since the Election Assistance Commission exists to fight exactly this sort of tampering. It is looking like Republicans feel that letting Putin delete eligible voters from the rolls and pick winners in our elections is way more important than patriotism, Democracy, etc.. I can't think of a single other reason they would take such strong steps to render our elections easier to hack instead of taking the logical step of dramatically increasing funding for the sake of National Security in the face of evidence that our system is vulnerable. Party before Country seems to once again be the motivating principle for this decision. Every single person who voted for this is complicit. Every single one of them decided they would rather be in power in a Russian client state than take the chance of a fair election in a free country.

* "The Federal Voting Agency Republicans Want to Kill:" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/02/election-assistance-commission-republicans-congress/516462/

* They are targeting people who work for a living on behalf of those with Trust Funds. "Senate Health Bill Could Hit Employer-Sponsored Plans:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/senate-health-bill-could-hit-employer-sponsored-plans-1498764574

* "The 'Handmaid's Tale'-inspired protests are now a movement unto themselves:" https://mic.com/articles/181101/the-handmaids-tale-inspired-protests-are-now-a-movement-unto-themselves?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.2kLLYF8W2

* TW: Pedophilia. "NASA Denies That It’s Running a Child Slave Colony on Mars:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/nasa-denies-that-its-running-a-child-slave-colony-on-mars

* "Doctor kills 1, wounds 6 at NYC hospital before killing himself:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/30/us/new-york-hospital-shooting/index.html

* "German parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/30/germany-poised-legalise-same-sex-marriage-bill-law

* "Trump Administration Appoints Anti-Transgender Activist To Gender Equality Post" https://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/trump-administration-appoints-anti-transgender-activist-to?utm_term=.ctkQpNyj2#.kjRzaPmkZ

* "GOP Congesswoman compares transgender soldiers to North Korea, Putin, and ISIS:" https://thinkprogress.org/hartzler-transgender-military-threat-e6c2bb61475f

* I first saw a man dance on pointe on TV in the '70's when I was a child. It was so exciting, and the announcer made what I felt was an appropriate level of fuss. Now imagine how I felt when I got to see the Trocks. I'm glad Bottom is en pointe, but I which there were more of it in the ballet repertoire. "Men on pointe? First Soloist Bennet Gartside shares his tips (The Royal Ballet):"

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* "Unipiper - The Gong Show:"

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* "Stephen: 'This Is What's Wrong With The American President':"

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* "What Is A 'Bona Fide Relationship,' Anyway?:"

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* These end between 7-8PM Saturday. 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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* TOS Rewatch, Season 2:

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* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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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
gwydion: (Default)
* There has been a serious chemical attack on Civilians in Syria. They then attacked one of the hospitals treating the victims with a rocket. At least 58 were killed in the initial saran attack. The survivors say it was Russia or Syrian government forces that attacked them. Assad is of course calling the victims liars.

* "Nunes, Flynn and Russia probe controversies:"

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* "Petition demands Melania Trump move to White House:"

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* "Can we avoid a government shutdown?:"

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* "Internet privacy: soon a thing of the past?:"

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* "Tackling the nation’s infrastructure problem:"

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* So I'm trying a Wonder Woman rewatch. Keep in mind that I saw them first in real time when they were brand new, to the point that I remember all the little girls twirling on the playground, singing Wonder Woman and pretending to transform. These were so important when I was a kid, in an era when boys liked to pretend only white boys were allowed to be superheroes and everyone else had to be villains or damsels to rescue. Diana had a job and was a superhero too. It was incredibly important and exciting to see her on TV I watched them in syndication into the '80's, but I likely haven't seen them since...I'm guessing 83? '84? The pilot rather cheesy by modern tastes, I fear, and the dialog is rather wooden. You can see the direct line from the Adam West Batman to here, though this isn't that kind of funny. Oddly enough, I had forgotten it was meant to be WWII and they were fighting NAZIs, this despite me clearly remembering everything else about the plot of the pilot. It is just so very seventies in look and feel and content, that I kept forgetting watching it that this is supposed to be the '40's. I am not impressed with the male sidekick, who is no where near her caliber,and I have other qualms. It has not aged as well as one would hope, but it was actually watcheable unlike Green Hornet, and I've hopes of it smoothing out a little next episode. I just... It's hard to separate the reality from how incredibly important it was to a generation of little girls.

* Health Update: I'm about half as sick as I was this time last week, which is a more functional thing. The steroids did way cut down the amount of gunk in my lungs, though I'm also clearly still infected with something. I am really struggling with things like food, though there is no real way to tell if it is the infection, the steroid's after effects, or the ravages of antibiotics. The Doctor prescribed a new long term lung treatment, but I'd already spent two hours at the Doctor and the pharmacy's usually overwhelmed that close to close. I also forgot to check if any money had cleared before I left. I've called a few more things in and will go pick up the mess another day. I am still heavily medicated even by my standards and the infection leaves me exhausted.

There were no tomato or basil starts when I went to the co-op and it turns out I can't even order a gravy flat as I'd planned to as the distributor wasn't even selling them. Sigh. I did get dried mushrooms there and emergency perishables on the way home, but my dream of tzaziki and naan will have to await another mission on another day. I do have a nice set of greens planted outside and have radically reorganized to take best advantage of the sun. My choice to leave the perennial herbs up high on the shelving has proved an excellent idea as the sage and sorrel are thriving and quite happy to poke up through the bars. I'm being liberal with the sluggo even though I haven't seen slugs yet as they are brutal with young greens, and I have a lot of fragile volunteers seeded out of last years crop. Let us hop we get tomatoes and carrot too, as last year was a bit of a disappointment in the carrot green department.

* I love that the late breakfast genre of still life painting was actually a thing.

Next time you see someone mocking a woman for posting pictures of her breakfast, take a moment to imagine the time and energy men used to spend painting picture of theirs.

* Black Sails XXXVIII: Orpheus and Eurydice and Ambiguous Oracles.

I have a lot of feelings about this one. I'm normally a fan of ambiguity and unreliable narration, but in this instance I am left with a fury so deep I'm not sure what to do with it. For the record, I am agnostic on the Schrodinger's Cat situation. I leaned one way after first watching; I lean another way after deep analysis, wavered back and forth, but I am not really convinced either way and honestly wish they had not left us all with this mess. I will explain my reasons and thinking in the analysis, but I suspect I will not leave anyone happy. I know I'm not, but I do feel better having chewed it over at length. I do mean at length. Edited to add: I am leaning towards team live cat after the edit at the bottom and literally more than half a day writing about it.

Side note: Can we please have this cast in all the things? There are so many incredibly skilled actors here. I know Mcgowen and Stephens have particularly strong careers, but can we please put the rest of them, particularly Ms. Kennedy and Toby Schmitz in lots of projects, but really all of them in everything?

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* "Exclusive: Russian activist poisoned twice:"

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* "Political strains within Western powers serve Putin goals:"

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* "Trump talk provokes NATO self-reckoning:"

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* "Schiff: Questions about Nunes hurt investigation's credibility:"

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* Another thing to phone your rep to stop if you have time, energy, and are able. "Christie finally has a job in the Trump administration:"

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* 45 is so stupid he thinks the best way to deal with a prescription opioid addiction is "border enforcement" and taking away coverage for addiction treatment. O.o

* "The Merovingians in Paris – Ancient History et cetera:" http://etc.ancient.eu/interviews/the-merovingians-in-paris/

* Moments in Queer History: King Louis XIII, Anne of Austria, Louis’ “favorites.” http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158987358437/king-louis-xiii-by-philippe-de-champaigne-c

* The History of the watermelon stereotype: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158991060822/black-to-the-bones-i-feel-like-i-need-to-share

* "Trump Doesn't Know How to Throw a Baseball:"

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* "Trump Vows to End the Nonexistent War on Coal:"

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* "Governing Is Hard: Trumpcare Edition:"

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* "Someone Run Against Johnnie Caldwell:"

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* "Government Worked! Rape Kit Backlog Part 2:"

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* "The Trump Caddie Confessions:"

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* "Trump's Climate Change Rollback Reviewed By Woodsy The Owl:"

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* "Trump Addresses (And Is The Reason For) A Women's Empowerment Forum:"

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* "The Scrapping Of Internet Privacy: Something We Can All Hate Together:"

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* "'Circus 1903' Takes Us Back To Another Generation Of The Circus:"

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* My culture didn't grow well, which is a thing that happens. My Doctor has decided that a forth antibiotic so soon might endanger my system, so we are trying a low dose of steroids again in hopes that the problem is inflammation. I'll likely be steroid sick the rest of the week, but on the upside I got a free bottle of sudafed out of it which means rationing is over.

* Today I finally finished the autoclave and sterilization of the bathroom tank, as I am well enough to bend over. The cough is unpleasant, but manageable today, though I'm starting to get steroid sickness symptoms. I don't think Tavy has been here for a sterilization before and it was all very exciting to him. That is his favorite tank after all and he spent hours every day perched up there watching the fish. He was so sad when there were no more fish to watch and he'd stare balefully, hoping to see one. he's had a umber of accidents during the cleaning process that involved him getting his beans wet as he jumped or fell in the open tank. The last couple days, he's been hiding in there with the last of the dirt being dry. I had trouble keeping him out of it during scraping and cleaning and was riding around on my shoulder during sterilization and the evil human accidentally spit water on his but during rinse cycle syphoning. I need to finish resetting the tank and catch some test fish to put in to see if the cleaning of the new type of filter was successful, but not tonight as I'm now dizzy.

* Apparently, I can no longer tell Mike Meyers and Jimmy Fallon apart.

* The MacMillian sampler came. On paper, a ballet based on Scott Joplin is so up my alley it's like they were thinking of me. Alas, in execution Elite Syncopation proved hard to watch. The costumes were a real problem for me. That many bright colours and patterns all in motion is something I flat out don't do well with. I kept getting distracted by things like arrows on the butt cheeks of a lady's skin tight spandex unitard, or the star on that lady's pelvis to match her ass cheeks or wincing at a particularly nasty clash between horrible outfits. I get it, meant to be light and funny, but I kept thinking about how rapey/violnce against women the full length ballets are said to be. (I've seen parts of Manon and Meyerling, but not the whole, so grain of salt). Anyway, this felt like forced wackiness and my physical discomfort with the costume choices made that some how worse.

And it wasn't just the costumes that were the problem. The women in the featured roles seemed fine and worked well when I could notice the dancing despite the costumes. The men though? The skill level difference between the four male leads was so extreme it completely ruined the quatre. If you have one guy jumping about two feet higher than the worst of the four in a dance that demands unison, it stands out. Two of the guys danced crisply while the other two were noticeably more sloppy. It ruined the effect and the costumes being so complicated colour and pattern wise and different from each other only emphasized the differences in quality of the dancing. It just... never jelled, even though there were some lovely pas de deux, and bits of dancing singly and in groups by the women. I honestly can't comment on the choreography as I was so overwhelmed by the mess that I couldn't really find brain space for thinking properly about what they were trying to achieve.

* The Wing Chun dojo where I studied intensely while it lasted was descended from Bruce Lee's Seattle period, before he branched out to make his own style. (My Sifu's Sifu studied under Bruce Lee directly). I have seen his movies more times than I can count, but all I'd ever seen of the Green hornet were the clips. I was born too late and unlike Batman it never made it to syndication. I got really excited at the chance to finally see what they were like. I've been trying to watch the pilot and it's... not good. I know, blasphemy. it's not Bruce lee's fault, I want to make clear. I think I can see what went wrong. It's like no one involved in writing, directing, or editing this thing had any clue why A. the Adam West Batman worked, or B. why Bruce lee was good. The result is neither campy fun NOR martial arts fun. I'll take either, you see. I'd love both. Instead it's just boring white guys trying to say complicated exposition really, really fast, between fight scenes were only one participant actually knows how to fight and everyone else is going through the motions. I'm go to try one or two more to see if they improve, but so far it's unwatchable to the point I keep literally forgetting I'm watching and go do other things.

* "Ballad of the Bastards Part 1: The North Can’t Be Bothered:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/winterfell-s6-retrospective-part-1/

* "The Sword in the Stone Needs to Use its Head:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-sword-in-the-stone-needs-to-use-its-head/

* "The Ups and Downs of Harry's Fifth Year:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/ups-downs-harrys-fifth-year/

* The last of the hyacinths. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158984668267/the-last-of-the-hyacinths


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* "Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/us/politics/obama-trump-russia-election-hacking.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1

* "NYT: Obama administration tried to preserve Trump Russia intel:"

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* It disgusts me that people are fawning over 45 because he managed to read a whole speech full of mixed lies and terrible policy ideas without stopping to mock disabled people, froth at the mouth without screaming anything racist, or grabbing some congresswoman in an inappropriate location. Just how fucking low is the bar for straight white cis men, exactly?

* "Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-spoke-twice-with-russian-ambassador-during-trumps-presidential-campaign-justice-officials-say/2017/03/01/77205eda-feac-11e6-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html?utm_term=.c8f74e01ceca

* So it's looking like Jeff Sessions has been concealing his contacts with the Russian ambassador. If you'll remember, as head of the Justice Department, he has huge power over whether and how Russian interference in the election, the breach of the Logan act, treason, espionage, etc. in the Trump Administration would be investigated or prosecuted, and would pick a special prosecutor if there is one. Given he's potentially implicated... Yeah.

* *facepalm* "DeVos calls HBCUs pioneers of school choice:"

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* "Gov. Beshear: GOP is playing 'word games' with ACA:"

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* "We should be worried that Republicans are making it illegal to protest:" http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-republicans-sean-spicer-paid-protesters-illegal-be-worried-a7602406.html

* I wish Republicans would explain how a yearly tax credit will help people who can not afford a monthly health insurance premium if they take away Medicaid as they are planning, because on the surface that doesn't make a damned bit of sense and will likely kill millions of people. It seems to me if you give people a choice between paying rent or be homeless with health insurance, I am pretty sure they will take the housing and rightly so.

* "Arizona leader kills protest bill after widespread criticism:" http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=6X8pSZFE

* "How Many Times Has the Government Spied on You Today?:" https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/02/27/many-times-government-spied-today/

* "Own Your Power - Get Out Of The House:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/own-your-power-get-out-of-house.html

* "Dale Hansen Unplugged- Mack Beggs:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/dale-hansen-unplugged-mack-beggs.html

* "BTWI Statement Concerning The Murder Of Jaquarrius Holland:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/btwi-statement-concerning-murder-of.html

* This sounds like a Blacklist cold open. "Thieves Rappelled Into a London Warehouse in Rare Book Heist:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thieves-rappelled-london-warehouse-in-heist-180962176/

* "Amanirenas: the One-Eyed Queen Who Fought Rome Tooth and Nail (c.60 BCE - c.10 BCE):" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/156407132683/amanirenas-the-one-eyed-queen-who-fought-rome#notes

* This breaks my heart. "Soraya Tarzi (1899-1968): the Human Rights Queen of Afghanistan:" http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/soraya-tarzi

* "The Real Trump vs. The Trump in Front of Congress:"

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* "President Trump Stars in "Inside Tan"-The Daily Show with Trevor Noah:"

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* "Stephen's LIVE Monologue: Trump Lays Out His Vision For Moving Forward:"

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* Today I woke up from a dream about space superzombie NAZIs (fuckers were incredibly hard to kill, especially with space capsule robotic reacher grabber things, about fifteen minutes before the alarm so I might go foraging. Neither my friend nor I were in the mood for crowds or people's bullshit, so were were SOL in that sense, though the forage itself was reasonably successful. After we went and submitted my passport paperwork. Thanks again to the folks who contributed to efforts to get trans folk passports after the election of 45, as there was no way in hell i could afford the fees myself, but my friend handed over the charity sourced money orders and I watched with dismay the birth certificate I spent 14-15 months fighting to get from PA disappear into the bowels of the Federal Bureaucracy, likely for several months. *fingers crossed on the ID project, a five year bureaucratic Odyssey, maybe ending for real this Summer*

(For those not following the ID Saga, the easy bit was changing my State ID and Social security over. Name change was expensive, but is super smooth in my state. Birth Certificate was a fucking nightmare because I was foolishly born in Pennsylvania, which has very simple legal criteria to amend a birth certificate, but it's all a lie, as the actual bureaucrats impose a whole other extremely strict and transphobic system not stated in the law or on their web site. If you are trying to amend a PA Birth certificate and want to know the specific transphobic wording you need in your documents and extra criteria, PM and I will tell you how to work the fucking system).

* On the ASoIaF Alys-Sigorn Wedding: http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/157889390916/can-you-elaborate-more-on-how-the-alys-sigorn

* Black Sails and Vikings do a wonderful job of showing different kinds of women with different strengths, as do the ASoIaF books. It's a shame this is the crappy job GoT showrunners decided to do instead. "Stop Equating Female Empowerment with Violence: Depiction Vs. Endorsement:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/stop-equating-female-empowerment-violence-depiction-vs-endorsement/


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* "Kim Jong-nam killing: 'VX nerve agent' found on his face:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39073389

* "Opponent of Duterte's drugs war arrested in Philippines on drug charges:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-drugs-senator-idUSKBN16301Z

* "Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media:" https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/feb/26/robert-mercer-breitbart-war-on-media-steve-bannon-donald-trump-nigel-farage

* "Reality Check: Is Malmo the 'rape capital' of Europe?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39056786

* "Supreme Court Reprimands Anti-LGBTQ Groups for Misgendering Trans Student Gavin Grimm:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2017/02/24/supreme_court_reprimands_groups_for_misgendering_gavin_grimm.html

* "Rest In Power and Peace, Chyna Gibson:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/rest-in-power-and-peace-chyna-gibson.html

* "Search for Daisy Kwok uncovers Shanghai's lost history:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-21/daisy-kwok-and-lost-history-of-chinese-australians-in-china/7861214

* "The History of the KKK in American Politics:" https://daily.jstor.org/history-kkk-american-politics/

* "An app to help blind people to 'see':" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39056979

* "Pointe break: ballet's destructive power laid bare in Sergei Polunin documentary:" https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/feb/22/sergei-polunin-documentary-dancer-steven-cantor?CMP=share_btn_tw

* "Through Donald's Eyes - SNL :"

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* My router died Sunday night, seconds after I offered rp, for which I was heartily sorry, but had no means of conveying. The router had been limping on for years, and its final demise was inconvenient, but not entirely unexpected. I wrote up the latest Black Sails with no ability to check things on the Internet and while wrestling Tavy as I tried to transcribe quotes, for extra difficulty points.

I snagged a few hours sleep, then went out into snow flurries to be in line as soon as Xfinity opened. It took literal hours to get the new router working, so there went my day.

* "Let's talk about Nazis in Fiction:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/lets-talk-about-nazis-in-fiction/

* "Gandalf Leads the Way on a Journey in the Dark:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/gandalf-leads-way-journey-dark/

* "The Breaking of the Fellowship:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/breaking-fellowship-ring/

* "Orcs and Uruk-hai Bring Evil Closer to Home:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/orcs-uruk-hai-two-towers-re-read/

* "Treebeard, Ents, and Action in the Face of Uncertainty:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/treebeard-ents-action-uncertainty/

* "Penny Dreadful, Season 3, Episode 3: Good and Evil Braided Be:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/penny-dreadful-season-3-episode-3-good.html

* "Sansa, Smart:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/155894039887/sansa-smart

* "Arya Todd Drops Out of School:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/arya-season-6-retrospective/

* Black Sails XXXIII: Decisions, Decisions!

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* "The New iPhone Might Shut Off Next Time You Try to Film the Police in Public:" https://mic.com/articles/147377/the-new-i-phone-might-shut-off-next-time-you-try-to-film-the-police-in-public?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=future&utm_campaign=social#.lC1PeJVBN

* "Federal Judge Confirms that San Francisco Police Target Black People in Drug Law Enforcement:" https://www.aclunc.org/blog/federal-judge-confirms-san-francisco-police-target-black-people-drug-law-enforcement

* "White Woman Shouts Racist Trash At A Black KCCI Reporter:" https://blackmattersus.com/10325-white-woman-shouts-racist-trash-at-a-black-kcci-reporter/

* "Leaked NC bill creates transgender HB2 SRS ID cards:" http://planettransgender.com/nc-transgender-hb2-srs-id-cards/

* I'm not holding my breath, as there have been a lot of vaccine trials that failed in the past, but fingers crossed. "End in sight for HIV?:" http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2016/05/19/End-in-sight-for-HIV

* "We Are America ft. John Cena | Love Has No Labels:"

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* There were a lot of really loud fireworks, including mortars going off right in our complex, occasionally within about 20 feet of our windows. This caused much feline consternation and after about five minutes of semi panicky toing and froing they each retreated to their rooms to hide. LM, a veteran of the twice a year mortarfest, trotted out casual like about fifteen minutes after the explosions stopped. It was Tavy's first time, and he didn't come out until past 1AM. He came right over for a long, reassuring shoulder cuddle, before doing his usual rounds, poor wee thing.

* "A Darker Tone: The Chronicles of Narnia Reread Project Part 6:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/silver-chair-chronicles-narnia-reread-project-part-6/

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

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

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

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* More than 400 are dead in a horrific earthquake in Ecuador over the weekend. Want to help? http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/americas/ecuador/ecuador-red-cross-responds-to-deadly-earthquake-72129/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Water crisis fears in Delhi over Jat caste unrest :" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-35624547

* "New e-mails paint Snyder into corner on Flint crisis:"

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* "Britain’s Biggest Secret - The Black Victorians:" http://londoninquisitor.tumblr.com/post/139436602236/britains-biggest-secret-the-black-victorians

* "100 Years of Beauty - Episode 18: USA Men 2 (Lester) :"

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* The article breaking down the politics is good too "Watch 100 Years Of Black Men's Beauty Trends In One Minute:" http://www.buzzfeed.com/augustafalletta/100-years-black-men-trends#.djg0o6E9pj

* "Apple vs. The U.S. Government:"

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* "#FlatLarry Thief & Supreme Court Showdown:"

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* We have an Eta in March for rescue kitty road trip. Gas money contributions for the rescuers should be sent here, as the people doing the rescuing could use help with it: paypal@ninjakitten.com

* I had marathon things to run on GoB for Saturday and Sunday, so most other things got pushed aside.

* Why is it angry trolls screaming at strawman versions of me only ever find my blog when I'm too tired to respond in coherent sensible sentences?

* The current hyacinths: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/140109785307/the-current-hyacinthes

* "Thor: God of Family Drama:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/thor-god-family-drama/

* Black Sails XX

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* EBAY:

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* Want to help the people of Fiji in the wake of Cyclone Winston?: http://www.redcross.com.fj/

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Krampus)
* "The spycops and their supervisors who remain accountable (fraud, abuse, rape...):" https://undercoverinfo.wordpress.com/2015/11/20/the-spycops-and-their-supervisors-who-remain-accountable-fraud-abuse-rape/

* "Michigan Repubs pass last-minute bill creating longer voting lines — to stifle turnout:" https://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/michigan-repubs-pass-last-minute-bill-creating-longer-voting-lines-to-stifle-turnout/

* "Preserving Disorder: On Being Held at Gunpoint by Chicago Police:" https://medium.com/@erikcameron/preserving-disorder-on-being-held-at-gunpoint-by-chicago-police-956ed825e35d#.cxusfpbop

* "Why Texas Isn't Seceding:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/12/why-texas-isnt-seceding.html

* "Tamara Adrian Elected To Venezuelan National Assembly:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/12/tamara-adrian-elected-to-venezuelan.html

* "Trans Undocumented Immigrants Also Look Like Us:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/12/trans-undocumented-immigrants-also-look.html

* "911 Call Proves Taylor Was Arrested For Existing While Trans:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/12/911-call-proves-taylor-was-arrested-for.html

* "Your Honest-to-God Guide to STDs:" http://markmanson.net/std-guide

* "Men Explain Lolita to Me:" http://lithub.com/men-explain-lolita-to-me/

* "The Skywalkers are Martells and kindly no one touch me:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/the-skywalkers-are-martells-and-kindly-no-one-touch-me/

* George Blagden, who was Aethelstan is Louis XIV in Versailles! Please tell me they are broadcasting it over here too.

* Historical Accuracy in ASoIaF fic (Game of Thrones show is clearly fic; it surely isn’t an adaptation)... D & D's idea of adding historical accuracy: add more way rape, make characters more sexist. My idea of adding historical accuracy: pose a character as scratching at lice and fleas in his clothes. Mention that the embroidery on the wedding mantle spent a team of women a year or so to do in a wedding pose....

* 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)
* A category Hurricane has hit Mexico. My best wishes to all who were in its path.

* "Obama Announces End Of ‘No Child Left Behind’ Era: Education Is More Than Tests:" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/10/24/obama-announces-end-of-no-child-left-behind-era-education-is-more-than-tests/

* "Grooming Students for A Lifetime of Surveillance:" https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/grooming-students-for-a-lifetime-of-surveillance

* "Cops are asking Ancestry.com and 23andMe for their customers' DNA:" http://fusion.net/story/215204/law-enforcement-agencies-are-asking-ancestry-com-and-23andme-for-their-customers-dna/

* "All In’s first ever candidate book report:"

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* "Kids and guns: Coping with an accidental shooting:" http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/10/22/kids-and-guns-kaye-dnt-ac.cnn

* "Republicans Voted Against 8 Bills to Help Veterans since Obama took office:" http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023842048

* "'Ebola nurse' Kaci Hickox on suing Chris Christie:"

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* "Coral Pyramids in Micronesia Date Back to Middle Ages:" http://www.livescience.com/50135-coral-tombs-leluh-700-years-old.html

* "Huge statue depicting death scene of Buddha discovered near Taxila:" http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/national/15-Mar-2015/huge-statue-depicting-death-scene-of-buddha-discovered-near-taxila

* "Speaker at His House - Family Time for Paul Ryan:"

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* "Panel - Family Time for Paul Ryan & Working Parents:"

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* I am still sick and need to lie down a lot, to the point I cancelled the event I was meant to run on GoB on the grounds that I couldn't guarantee my being upright. I'm a higher quality of crappy than yesterday and can handle small amounts of things like soup and toast which puts me well ahead of yesterday's matzos and water, and I've been noticeably better since 7Pmish.

* "American Horror Story (Hotel), Season 5, Episode 3: Mommy:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/10/american-horror-story-hotel-season-5_23.html

* More Crimson Peak Analysis, this time with spoilers, adapted from so things I said on BPAL Forum:

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* This is how I felt about X-Files. "Mystery Shows - Madlibs as Plot:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/10/mystery-shows-madlibs-as-plot.html

* EBAY: TARANTULA FASCINATOR 2013 (LE, Liliths): (Company says:Done and done: fuzzy cacao-drenched hazelnut with hay absolute, black pepper, and nutmeg, laced with stripes of wild plum and white sandalwood.). 3/4 Full. http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/301775349204?

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

* A list of LGBTQA Charities to donate money to instead of seeing the racist Stonewall Movie that decided to portray a black trans woman activist as a cis white man. http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* Turkey Update: It turns out there were ultimately two explosions when terrorists attacked a peace rally in Ankara 86 are now dead and 186 injured. Apologies for yesterday's less dire posting based on initial breaking news where next to nothing was known in English language media.

* "Canada's Conservative govt brings up Islam before debate:" http://bigstory.ap.org/article/6bd3e59cd3864b919d06fc21cde6a61a/canadas-conservative-government-announces-cultural-tip-line

* "It could be worse:" http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2015/10/it-could-be-worse.html

* "Doctors Without Borders: We want answers:" http://on.msnbc.com/1LcFRvC

* "GOP Quietly Admits The Truth About Their Attacks On Planned Parenthood:" http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/10/09/gop-quietly-admits-the-truth-about-their-attacks-on-planned-parenthood/

* "MHP on gun deaths: 'Our new normal':" http://on.msnbc.com/1Mnx12z

* "Bill Cosby gives deposition on allegations:" http://on.msnbc.com/1LcH864

* Two cowardly teenaged boys in Montreal beat up an innocent unarmed pregnant woman for being Muslim. Bet their Mammans are proud of them.

* "The Landscape Architecture of Crisis:" http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-landscape-architecture-of-crisis.html

* "Gendering Bisexuality on TV:" http://thedailyfandom.com/gendering-bisexuality-on-tv/

* "It's the Year of the Gothic Comeback. But Why?:" https://www.inverse.com/article/6795-why-is-the-gothic-having-a-comeback-right-now

* Ebay, One Day More:

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

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

* A list of LGBTQA Charities to donate money to instead of seeing the racist Stonewall Movie that decided to portray a black trans woman activist as a cis white man. http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* Slovakia wants their share of the refugees only be Christian.

* "LeBron James' Latest Slam Dunk Actually Took Place off the Court:" http://mic.com/articles/123940/le-bron-james-is-sending-1-100-kids-from-his-hometown-to-college-for-free?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

* The Republican Party truly is the Know Nothing Party now. I feel like the Whiggish worm is eating it's tail.

* "Why Christie needs to clean up the Hudson tunnel mess:" http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/08/why_christie_needs_to_clean_up_the_hudson_tunnel_m.html

* Re: Ashley Madison. I don't have any skin in this game. I have never cheated, not have I been cheated on, though I have been in a lot of relationships with negotiated openness of one type or another. I am a believer in ethical polyamory, not cheating. In a Modern American context, there are very few circumstances that excuse it. We no longer have arranged marriages. no fault divorce is the law of the land. People whom can not split up for reasons such as finances, children, serious medical issues, etc. can use their damned words and work out an open marriage arrangement like sensible adults. I do think that in times, countries, and circumstances that are coercive, where people really don't have options, cheating, while not ideal is acceptable. I think those conditions apply rarely in this country now. It is completely unacceptable to subject a partner to risk without consent, with the obvious exception of a situation where a person is being coerced to stay and they that isn't a partner, that is a rapist. Otherwise, leave or use your words. Like a grown up.

That said, I am also a huge fan of privacy. Showing Jennifer Lawrence's genitals to people without her consent is not okay. Showing anyone's genitals to people without their consent is never okay regardless of gender and celebrity status. Warrantless collection of email by governments is not okay. Warrantless wiretaps are not okay. Publishing someones name and address and urging people to kill them because you don't like what she said about gaming on the Internet or what he does for a living or who they sleep with is not okay. And on and on.

Publishing the names and financials etc. of people registered on Ashley Madison is not okay. Privacy trumps the fact that cheating is a shitty thing to do. Publishing someone's personal details and fucking up their whole family's lives is way shittier, especial as the financials mean you are stealing not just from the cheater but that person's spouse and children if any. You are punishing the whole family for something that is not illegal and is incredibly common. What you are doing is way shittier than whatever that cheating spouse did, it truly is.

* "New hypothesis: Jeb Bush is bad at his job of running for president:"

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* "O'Malley makes smart move with union at Las Vegas Trump protest:"

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* "Maine governor offers to resign if enough people ask. Asking commences.:"

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* On Antisemitism, race, ethnicity, and Othering: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/127074325117/hey-im-black-and-not-jewish-and-am-struggling

* "The B Word:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/125762297115/i-kiss-the-pretty-boy-in-black-semi-sheer-thigh#notes

* Three More Trans Women of Colour Murdered: Last year there was one trans woman murdered in this country for every month in the year. As of this week sixteen trans women have been murdered, most of them women of colour, most of those of African decent. Can we please all agree that Black Trans Lives Matter and do something about this?

* This was the hottest July in the history of recordable temperature keeping on Earth.

* Today there was pie and pizza and podcast. We did episode 2 of Slavery and Slavery like structures, and I had to stop just before the Great Peasant Revolt, which is unfortunate. I'd hoped to finish off serfdom today and start fresh with the return to chattel slavery next week.

* "These 4 Charts Reveal Exactly How Terrible Hollywood's Diversity Problem Really Is:" http://mic.com/articles/123731/4-charts-reveal-exactly-how-terrible-hollywoods-diversity-problem-is?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

* "The Beauty and the Sadness of Geek Culture:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/08/the-beauty-and-sadness-of-geek-culture.html

* "Questions and answers, #6: Just kidding around.:" http://seanan-mcguire.livejournal.com/635569.html

* "‘Sesame Street’ to Air First on HBO for Next 5 Seasons:" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/business/media/sesame-street-heading-to-hbo-in-fall.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=2

* Leather Bear: http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp07222015.shtml

* "With great power comes...:" http://cmdr-zoom.livejournal.com/490959.html

* Ebay:

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

* A list of LGBTQA Charities to donate money to instead of seeing the racist Stonewall Movie that decided to portray a black trans woman activist as a cis white man. http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

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

* Trying to stay afloat until September: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* The Japanese government is reopening their nuclear reactors despite angry protests four years after the Fukishima disaster.

* "State of Emergency: Colorado Wastewater Leak Far Exceeds First Estimates:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/colorado-mine-spill-toxic-wastewater-leak-far-exceeds-first-estimates-n407091

* "Jeb Bush defunded Planned Parenthood and now Florida is one of the worst states for women’s health:" http://mic.com/articles/123459/jeb-bush-defunded-planned-parenthood-in-florida-now-it-ranks-terribly-for-women-s-health?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

* Bernie Sanders drew 19,000 people in Portland and another 9000-10000 or so listening outside on loudspeakers. This is his largest draw, but he's been drawing in the 10000-15000 range for sometime. Keep this in mind when Trump is call his "huge" crowds of a couple hundred "the biggest" in the race so far.

* "'Black Lives Matter' builds power through protest:"

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* "Bernie Sanders v. Black Lives Matter: The tactical wisdom:"

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* "Here Are All the Police Killings by State in 2015 So Far, in One Shocking Map:" http://mic.com/articles/122161/one-map-shows-all-the-people-police-have-killed-in-each-state-so-far-this-year

* "“PING SUSP PHONE”—An Oakland shooting reveals how cops snoop on cell phones:" http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/08/ping-susp-phone-an-oakland-shooting-reveals-how-cops-snoop-on-cell-phones/

* "ATF confirms surveillance cameras installed throughout Seattle:" http://crosscut.com/2015/08/atf-confirms-surveillance-cameras-installed-throughout-seattle/

* "Spaciocide:" http://designobserver.com/feature/spaciocide/38958

* The trials are starting in Ferguson for the reporters arrested for reporting on the police riots and citizen protests last year. Ferguson continues to attack the first amendment rights of citizen by violently putting down protests and arresting reporters.

* "I Am Not Well — The Message:" https://medium.com/message/i-am-not-well-e0aa4b1a1695

* "The Making of the American Police State:" https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/07/incarceration-capitalism-black-lives-matter/

* "The Hopeful, Heartbreaking Ads Placed by Formerly Enslaved People in Search of Lost Family:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2015/07/13/history_of_slavery_newspaper_ads_used_to_find_family_after_emancipation.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_top

* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - Donald Trump's Troll Candidacy:"

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* "Black Lives Matter Movement and the Republican Presidential Debate - Ricky Velez:"

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* "“Hell is Empty and All the Devils are Here”: A Shakespearean Guide to the 2016 Republican Primary.:" http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/hell-is-empty-and-all-the-devils-are-here-a-shakespearean-guide-to-the-2016-republican-primary

* Some interesting thoughts on Natasha/Bruce in the Age of Ultron: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/126274936985/i-had-a-similar-discussion-when-i-saw-the-movie#notes

* "People who could have calmed down the hulk who were not Natasha:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/126258545260/people-who-could-have-calmed-down-the-hulk-who#notes

* "Sunday Sweets For Book Lovers Day:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/8/9/sunday-sweets-for-book-lovers-day.html

* Ebays, 5 auctions, 2 No Bid:

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* A list of LGBTQA Charities to donate money to instead of seeing the racist Stonewall Movie that decided to portray a black trans woman activist as a cis white man. http://awkward0w1.tumblr.com/post/126399233673

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

* Trying to stay afloat until September: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (Default)
* We are inditing 14 FIFA leaders as a criminal enterprise. The Swiss have already arrested 6 for us. It's basically about the corruption, though they are also guilty of slavery, and high death toll, etc.. They aren't even letting the Nepalese slaves go home for the earthquake funerals, for example, because slaves. The death and displacement in Qatar and Brazil likely put it over the top. Let's hope the arrestees roll on the monster in charge, as odds are they need that to make a case.

* "LA State Senator Rips Jindal A New One:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/05/la-state-senator-rips-jindal-new-one.html

* "How to turn a liberal hipster into a capitalist tyrant in one evening:" http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/24/turn-a-liberal-hipster-into-global-capitalist-world-factory

* "Not TOO Sensitive, Just Sensitive:" http://themoth.org/posts/stories/not-too-sensitive-just-sensitive

* "Your Instagram photos could be hanging in an art gallery:"

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* "A Lot Happened - Gay Marriage in Ireland & Biker Gang Shootout in Texas:"

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* "The Cleveland Show - Police Reforms:"

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* "Saving Private Data:"

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* "Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 7: The Gift:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/05/game-of-thrones-season-5-episode-7-gift.html

* I'm officially done with supernatural, BTW. "Supernatural, Season 10, Episode 23: Brother's Keeper:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/05/supernatural-season-10-episode-23.html

* "Fangs For The Fantasy: Grimm: Oh Hell No:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/05/grimm-oh-hell-no.html

* "Mad men mad at Mad Max for having mad women:" http://www.avclub.com/article/mad-men-mad-mad-max-having-mad-women-219391

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

* Ebay Time, 2 no bid as of this writing, 2ish days left:

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* Nepal Relief: http://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/117524778471/nepal-donations

* 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)
* Things continue to deteriorate in Yemen. Best to be keeping an eye on that one.

* "Jewish Labor MP walks out after Abbott's Goebbels comment:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-03-19/jewish-labor-mp-walks-out-after-tony-abbotts-goebbels-comment/6332910

* "French Government Starts Blocking Websites With Views The Gov't Doesn't Like:" https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150318/06273130352/french-government-starts-blocking-websites-with-views-govt-doesnt-like.shtml

* "If you own a pitchfork, you will grab it when you see this chart.:" http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/03/income-inequality-chart-wall-street-bonuses-minimum-wage

* "How Colleges Misspend Your Tuition Money:" http://www.psmag.com/business-economics/pay-for-decent-teachers-not-dr-phil

* "Welcome to Global Warming’s Terrifying New Era:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/03/19/thirty_years_of_above_average_temperatures_mean_we_re_entering_a_new_era.html

* "LAPD says every car in Los Angeles is part of an ongoing criminal investigation:" http://boingboing.net/2014/03/24/lapd-says-every-car-in-los-ang.html

* "Starbucks Asks Employees to Solve Race Relations in America for No Extra Pay:" http://www.thenation.com/blog/201873/starbucks-asks-employees-solve-race-relations-america-no-extra-pay#

* "Williams on What the Black Lynchings Numbers Don't Reveal:" http://diasporahypertext.com/2015/02/24/williams-on-what-the-black-lynchings-numbers-dont-reveal/

* "Why White People Freak Out When They're Called Out About Race:" http://www.alternet.org/culture/why-white-people-freak-out-when-theyre-called-out-about-race

* "D.W. Just Needs To Pee In Peace:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/03/dw-just-needs-to-pee-in-peace.html

* Fish Update: I can not find the pleco. I even checked all around the tank lest it escaped as plecos are wont to do. No sign.

* "iZombie, Season 1, Episode 1: Pilotfangsforthefantasy.com:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/03/izombie-season-1-episode-1-pilot.html

I love Ravi best!

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (Jack)
* "Bully boys in politics simply can't handle smart women:" http://www.theage.com.au/comment/bully-boys-in-politics-simply-cant-handle-smart-women-20150226-13p3wu.html

* How Much Do Republicans Hate the Dreamers? How Bad is john Boehner at his Job? Republicans failed to pass an appropriations bill to fund homeland security as they consider this a safe thing to play politics with as they don’t think there is anything going on in the world that you might want counter terrorism to deal with and the symbolic need to show just how much they hate latinos is a much bigger priority. Claims this is about executive over reach are clearly a lie as you don’t see any of them out condemning Ronald Reagon for using executive orders this way, thus setting the precedent.

Update: One week funding patch passed but Democrats will only vote for a clean year long funding bill instead of the house poison pill version.

* "Trading Liberty for What, Exactly?:" https://medium.com/@aclu/poll-shows-public-in-massachusetts-has-very-little-knowledge-of-empirical-surveillance-studies-but-eab9f2ea8eeb

* "West Virginia Considering Bill To Block Local Governments From Extending LGBT Protections:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/25/west-virginia-lgbt-discrimination_n_6755102.html

* "Texas Bill Would Jail Those Whose Chromosomes Don't Match the Restroom They're Using:" http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2015/02/24/texas-bill-would-jail-those-whose-chromosomes-dont-match-restroom-th

Given how many people’s apparent sex does not match their chromosomes what with Intersex conditions, etc., I want to know how much money they plan to allocate for free universal testing of all citizens and ID showing chromosomal make up, presumably also free. Otherwise, how will people know if they are committing a crime or not? Why do Republicans hate intersex and trans people so much and why is this their business? Have these law makers been tested yet? If not, what makes them think they have chromosomes that match their apparent sex?

* "Why would a female athlete fail a gender test?:" http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/gender-test.htm

* "Gender and Genetics:" http://www.who.int/genomics/gender/en/index1.html

* Damn! Leonard Nimoy died. I knew he was ill and it was not unexpected, but i really liked him as a human being as well as an actor.

“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP (Live Long and Prosper).” - Leonard Nimoy’s Last Tweet

* 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?

* Can Dexter be considered a psychopomp?

* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com

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