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* "The Rohingya crisis: Why won't Aung San Suu Kyi act?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41187517

* "Betsy DeVos wants to roll back protections for campus rape survivors:" https://news.vice.com/story/betsy-devos-wants-to-roll-back-protections-for-campus-rape-survivors

* The world is on fire, in some cases literally. Climate Denial needs to stop NOW.

* "Philly Police Union President Calls Black Lives Matter Activists 'A Pack Of Rabid Animals':" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/philly-police-union-president-calls-black-lives-matter-activists-a-pack-of-rabid-animals_us_59aacc02e4b0dfaafcf0bc55

* "‘Doctor Who’ writer makes fun of trans women’s names:" https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/09/doctor-writer-makes-fun-trans-womens-names/

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

* This is old, but applies to sociopathic economists applauding hurricane Price Gouging and to the heath care debate. "Do Economists Actually Know What Money Is?:" https://www.currentaffairs.org/2016/10/do-economists-actually-know-what-money-is

* "Ancient Troy: The City & the Legend:" https://www.livescience.com/38191-ancient-troy.html

* "How we lost the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World:" http://www.salon.com/2017/08/20/how-we-lost-the-seven-wonders-of-the-ancient-world/

* "Joaquin Phoenix played him in Gladiator - but what do you really know about Commodus?:" http://www.abc.net.au/radio/melbourne/programs/evenings/commodus/8840516

* "Archaeologists dig in to reveal Roman emporium:" http://www.kentonline.co.uk/faversham/news/archaeologists-dig-in-to-reveal-130738/

* On King Richard the Lionheart's sexuality: http://qqueenofhades.tumblr.com/post/71441456463/scholarly-saturday-richard-the-lionheart-and

* "Cirque Du Sewer – The Gong Show:"

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* "There's A Trump Protest For Everyone!:"

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* "The Worst Part Of Steve Bannon's First Interview: Steve Bannon:"

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* "Donald Trump Plays Nice with Democrats:"

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* An Excellent Dog Story: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/164972472430/mom-adopts-a-dog

* "The world’s tiniest dragon must defend his hoard, a single gold coin, from those who would steal it.:" https://wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/165139435639/bdubs8807-mildswearingat4am

* I was amused by the Gong Show periodically getting fetish porn past the censors, but am deeply uncomfortable with them veering into public self harm. Fuckssake that kid was 16.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "U.N. mulls U.S. push for North Korea oil embargo, textile export ban:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-missiles-un/u-n-mulls-u-s-push-for-north-korea-oil-embargo-textile-export-ban-idUSKCN1BH2QA?il=0

* "Reversing denials, Facebook admits Russia-tied election ad buy:"

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* Look, y'all know I despise everything about 45, but I absolutely agree the Debt Ceiling needs to go and have been of that opinion for decades. It's not necessary. Sensible countries don't HAVE one. If Congress appropriates money, Treasury should just be allowed to raise it; if Congress doesn't WANT to spend the money, they shouldn't vote to appropriate it. The Debt Ceiling has always been an unnecessary step, but Republican Congress Critters not bright enough to understand that refusing to pay your credit card bill does not mean you haven't spent the money and only makes things dramatically worse rather quickly has turned it into an endlessly recurring crisis for most of my adult life. Removing the step removes the source of economic instability with no down side.

* "Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave in Recent Days:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/hundreds-of-epa-workers-leave-in-recent-days-1504660207

* TW: Rape. Pro-Rape Republicans are at it again. She is lying that even though false claims are vanishingly rare 90% of rapes aren’t and that somehow rapists and their victims are morally equivalent. "DeVos to scrap Obama-era school sexual assault policy:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/07/betsy-devos-to-revamp-obama-era-schools-sexual-assault-policy-242444

* "Schneiderman suing Trump over DACA cites 'discriminatory animus':"

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

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

* "Toxic floodwaters pose health risk after Hurricane Harvey:"

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* The smoke is still an issue today, but less extreme, and the temperature being reasonable really helps. I am still getting that delightful stabbed in the back feeling when I move, and my lungs are not great, but I'm actually functional. I dragged myself out on time for the car appointment. it went so fast my tea didn't have time to cool enough to drink. There is a suspicion a bolt might need replacing. I am to bring it back if the chittering starts again. Bolt replacement will be free if so, because Honest Mechanic is a superstar. I forgot to ask about the engine light, alas. I am still quietly panicking about bills, but I am not convinced I'm well enough to do ebay without error, so I'll likely hold another day at least until I'm struggling less with things like breathing.

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* Next Thursday, 5pm
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* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korea-launches-missile-through-japanese-airspace-1503957389

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* "Trump pardon of Arpaio sparks controversy:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* TW: Graphic images of babies an children starving to death in the literal sense. They will warn you before the really bad ones start. If you skip from the warning to 2:52 it is safe after. "Venezuela's child malnutrition crisis grows:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-latin-america-40130224/venezuela-s-child-malnutrition-crisis-grows

* Tw: Contains images of starving children with cholera. "Witnessing Yemen's desperate suffering:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41000237

* "South African farmers who forced black man into coffin convicted:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/25/south-african-farmers-who-forced-black-man-into-coffin-convicted

* "Trump just killed a study looking into the health effects of coal in Central Appalachia:" http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/08/trump-kills-coal-health-study/

* "How America Lost Its Mind:" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/how-america-lost-its-mind/534231/

* "Opinion | Americans are burning down the house:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/americans-are-burning-down-the-house/2017/07/10/7b522ea6-65af-11e7-a1d7-9a32c91c6f40_story.html?utm_term=.80c482cb7a91

* On History and Monuments: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664006673/blackness-by-your-side-we-need-statues-of-black

* This has a bunch of likes to Joe Arpaio's human Rights abuses at the bottom: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164663729598/anarchoclintonism-weavemama-weavemama-this

* "Dashcam video shows police sexually assaulted Texas woman, lawyer says:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/16/charnesia-corley-houston-texas-police-dashcam-video?CMP=share_btn_tw

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

* Black Lives Matter at the Boston Protest/Counter Protest: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164695739177/allonsyforever-blm-organizers-and-protesters

* "Arrest Made In Tee Tee Dangerfield Murder Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/arrest-made-in-tee-tee-dangerfield.html

* "Man Killed After Standing Up For Gay Friends, Witnesses Say:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lake-worth-florida-shooting-gay_us_59895efee4b0d7937389bca4

* "This Man Had To Find A New Place Because He’s Gay — And It’s Totally Legal:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurenstrapagiel/this-man-had-to-find-a-new-place-because-hes-gay-and-its?utm_term=.xoE9GB1qrV#.dh40BRzQyp

* "Former Olympian Gets Proposed To In Venice, And The Pics Are So Romantic:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/olympic-diver-proposal-venice_us_599c69b6e4b06a788a2c311a?section=us_queer-voices&utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=qv_fb&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000050

* "How “fake news” could get even worse:" https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2017/07/economist-explains-3?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/howfakenewscouldgetevenworse

* "A Whopping 91% of Plastic Isn't Recycled:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment/

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

* "18th-Century London Burial Thwarted Grave Robbers:" http://www.archaeology.org/news/5777-170801-london-body-snatchers

* "I Repeat: Confederate Is Not A Good Idea Right Now:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/i-repeat-confederate-is-not-a-good-idea-right-now/

* "Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do:"

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* "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 6: Tainted Love:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/the-strain-season-4-episode-6-tainted.html

* "Sunday Sweets: Fabulous Faux Flowers:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/8/27/sunday-sweets-fabulous-faux-flowers.html

* "Honestly, comic book writers have gotta start using their characters for more current events commentary.:" http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/164694561909/phdna-princessamericachavez-honestly-comic

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

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

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

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

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* On North Korea: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164230194102/doctordisaster-if-you-live-in-the-us-you

* "Black activists’ words echo from the past as Trump threatens nuclear war with North Korea:" https://mic.com/articles/183527/black-activists-words-echo-from-the-past-as-trump-threatens-nuclear-war-with-north-korea?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.UA9VrYh8K

* "Saudi Arabia: new details of dissident princes' abductions emerge:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/15/saudi-arabia-new-details-of-dissident-princes-abductions-emerge

* TW: Rape. "Three Muslim women reflect on Partition of British India:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-leeds-40936148/three-muslim-women-reflect-on-partition-of-british-india

* "Two men reflect on impact of Partition of British India.:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-south-yorkshire-40938352/two-men-reflect-on-impact-of-partition-of-british-india

* TW: Rape, Pedophilia, Abuse "Communism, Cam Girls and Kidnapping - States of Undress :" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/states-of-undress-communism-cam-girls-and-kidnapping/597f62cfc8acb545623e9563

* "Dodgy development deal in Georgia exposes Trump to legal risk:"

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* "Trump is lying about Charlottesville, says witness:"

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* "Trump gives emboldening 'green light' to white supremacists:"

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* "Donald Trump remarks aid white supremacists' political ambitions:"

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* 45 is now outright blaming the people protesting fascism for the violence perpetrated on them including things like the NAZIs clubbing a peaceful delegation of clergy and the terrorist attack that murdered an innocent woman and injured 19 other innocent people. He also gave a full throated endorsement to the NAZIs that converged on Charlotte.

I am still trying to get my head around the fact that the official position of the Republican party as represented by the President they voted for is that the NAZIs are the real victims here and that the people they physically attacked and in one case murdered are somehow the attackers.

* "Trump blows up damage control as he blames ‘both sides’ for Charlottesville:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/15/trump-asks-why-alt-left-not-being-blamed-for-charlottesville-violence-241660

* Mainstream Republicans and Police Unions both believe we need to legalize terrorism. It’s not enough to pretend to disagree publicly with 45 when he insists that the people protesting fascism are responsible for the violence aimed at the them and the literal NAZIs are the real victims. Every single person backing the bills legalizing mess murder are complicit and the blood is on their hands too.

* "Trump Not Planning on Charlottesville Trip; ‘Why The Hell Would We Do That?’ Aides Say:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-not-planning-on-charlottesville-trip-why-the-hell-would-we-do-that-aides-say

* "A Holocaust survivor on seeing the violent rally in Charlottesville: “It really hurts”:" https://mic.com/articles/183779/a-holocaust-survivor-on-seeing-the-violent-rally-in-charlottesville-it-really-hurts?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.4LOp2SEuS

* Every time 45 says "Excuse me" I don't; every time he says "Believe me" I don't, because that's one of his tells for when he's lying.

* "CBO says Trump's Obamacare sabotage would cost $194 billion, drive up premiums 20%:" https://www.vox.com/2017/8/15/16153094/voxcare-cbo-trump-obamacare-sabotage-premiums

* "Three CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-virginia-protests-merck-idUSKCN1AU1FM

* In other autocracy news.... "Justice demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site:" http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/346544-dreamhost-claims-doj-requesting-info-on-visitors-to-anti-trump-website

* "On Charlottesville: Why the Center Is Okay with Nazis but Hates the Left:" http://www.ianwelsh.net/on-charlottesville-why-the-center-is-ok-with-nazis-but-hates-the-left/

* Keep in mind that Republicans in five States are pushing legislation to make terrorist attacks like the one in Charlottville completely legal. "White Supremacists' War on the Public Square:" https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/08/white-supremacists-are-waging-a-war-against-public-space/536724/

* "The Trump administration just pulled funding from a group that fights white extremism:" https://mic.com/articles/180733/the-trump-administration-just-pulled-funding-from-a-group-that-fights-white-extremism#.ZsFabFBOy

* "It’s not enough to be disgusted by Charlottesville:" https://mic.com/articles/183761/its-not-enough-to-be-disgusted-by-charlottesville?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.iPjz56b1R

* "Are Your Members of Congress Doing Enough to Respond to the Charlottesville Terrorist Attack?:" https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/members-congress-enough-respond-charlottesville-terrorist-attack/

* I am white and am often assumed to be male (I am an adrogyne), but there are few things as terrifying to me as large groups of white men, because they are generally the people insisting I do not deserve even the most basic human rights. They are generally the ones talking about rounding us up and putting us in camps or flat out killing us.

I am on the other side of the country, but seeing the Charlottesville images and hearing the associated rhetoric is fucking terrifying. The images and chants are instantly recognizable. I have often written about how much more dangerous white supremacists are in this country than radicalized muslims. White men born in this country have done 73% of the terrorist acts in this country in recent years. I can not think of a single terrorist act performed by someone who wasn't a white man in my state since I moved here in '98; I can name plenty done by white supremacists. For example, they generally try to bomb the MLK day parade in Spokane most years. I have not once been harassed or threatened by a person of colour since I moved west 'in '91. I have a whole list of harassment, threats, and attempted assaults by white cis men in those decades.

Republicans are defunding attempts to stop white terrorism and attempting to suppress reports on the real danger it poses. In five states they are trying to pass laws to legalize terrorist attacks on crowds such as occurred in Charlottesville. 45 has ordered white supremacist terrorist organizations to be moved off task force agendas and to be ignored in favour of increased harassment of innocent moderate muslims. Look, I am not a fan of Islam for pretty much the same reasons I am not fond of organized christianity, and if there is probable cause I am all for law enforcement doing what is legal and necessary to prevent attacks, but I feel like white straight Christian cis men are disproportionately a threat to public safety and law enforcement approaches to terrorism ought to reflect that and proportionate resources need to be allocated towards the real threat whether they are clinic bombers, Aryan Nation, KKK, Neo-NAZI, etc.. Police need to start arresting them when they assault people instead of attacking peaceful protesters and hunting and killing innocent black people.

This needs to stop; it needed to have stopped a long fucking time ago; and it shouldn't have taken an alarmingly loud mob with torches chanting NAZI slogans to get this discussion going on the republican side. My worry is that racist policies will continue even though some Republicans still have just enough shame to admit under pressure that NAZIs might be bad.

* "Momentum grows to remove Confederate monuments:"

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* "New Analysis Shows, There's No Safe Way to Transport Fossil Fuels:" https://www.ecowatch.com/tar-sands-oil-pipeline-spills-2469141331.html?utm_source=EcoWatch%2BList&utm_campaign=5e7edc5e83-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-5e7edc5e83-85920757

* Super pertinent. "I’m not totally inclined to police anachronism in a fandom whose canon founded Georgia ~20 years early (in addition to the naval uniforms).* However, there’s one idea I’ve seen cropping in Black Sails fandom that bothers me a little bit because of what it suggests about the way that we view history— and that’s the idea that slavery was legal in early Georgia, specifically the Georgia of James Oglethorpe.:" http://septembriseur.tumblr.com/post/162914884914/im-not-totally-inclined-to-police-anachronism-in

* "What Trump Could Have Said After Charlottesville:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Naihe2MR3Yk

* "Stephen Makes Condemning Nazis Look Easy (Because It Is):" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sheEL099ADM

* Now I know how people felt watching me stretch for ballet, running, and Wing Chun back in the day. "Liv Twisted – The Gong Show:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CJOootOLyA

* "T-Rex On A Pole – The Gong Show:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azC_3fVntcQ

* "Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally:"

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* "Battle Over Confederate Monuments:"

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* "Jim's Immigration Points:"

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

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

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

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* Things that make me go Hmmmmm..... "Trump campaign paid $50,000 to Trump Jr.'s attorney:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/15/trump-campaign-paid-jr-attorney-240592

* Lee and Moran have joined Collins and Paul in the "no" column on this iteration of ACA Repeal. Thanks to all of you who have made your voices heard. The protests worked. If these are your Congress Critters, consider calling them and thanking them, to encourage future spine in future iterations. If you have Republican Senators and/or Members of the House, please consider joining a Die In, Sit In, Town Hall Protest, one of those clever concrete things like the balloons or the paper chain things, Office protest, calling, or faxing now through end of August Recess. There is nothing stopping them from trying again except constituent anger.

* The only people benefiting from ACA repeal are the extremely rich. It's even bad for the Insurance industry. "'Simply Unworkable': Insurers Blast New Provision In Senate Health Bill:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-health-bill-insurers-unworkable_us_59697eb7e4b0d6341fe9111c

* "The Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Not Over. Here’s How You Can Join:" https://www.thenation.com/article/the-fight-against-the-dakota-access-pipeline-is-not-over-heres-how-you-can-join/

* "Recipe For A Shooting:" http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2016/06/13/recipe-for-a-shooting/

* TW: Rape. "She Told a Guy She Worked at an Abortion Clinic. On Their Next Date, He Raped Her.:" http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a10029357/calla-hales-abortion-clinic-rape-harassment/

* "The Uninhabitable Earth, Annotated Edition:" http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans-annotated.html

* Minimum wage: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163092032807/i-dont-believe-the-construction-of-minimum-wage

* "The Strange Story Of George Washington's Dentures & How They Ended Up In NYC:" http://gothamist.com/2017/07/07/george_washington_dentures_nyc.php

* The Car FUBAR Escalates, or what I did all afternoon while trying not to vomit: So apparently the alternator also went, but it looked like just a belt when the tow guy peered at it. This meant tow to honest Mechanic. If you are watching the expense of all this ratchet up in your head, you are experiencing my afternoon only without the heat, escalating stress and grim resignation.

Squirrel called me a Blue Cab home as I haven’t a cell phone, it was way too far to gimp even if I didn’t have an impressive amount of spinal damage, and I had the rest of the cash he’d handed me for repairs that I had not spent on the tow physically on my person. Blue cab is a glorious left wing alternative to Yellow Cab founded by ex-yellow cabbies that is cheaper and treats their employees well (Unlike Uber), and regulated (unlike Uber), and safe (unlike Uber). Today’s driver was a gorgeous larger woman with purple hair to match her clothes and some really cute arm tattoos. Seriously, I fricken love blue cab with the friendly counter culture drivers.

It turned out to be Customer Appreciation Day and the ride was free!

The rest though? Jesus fuck! So now we need to try to raise $4-500ish for this month’s car repairs as we are ALSO a month behind on Electricity because of last month’s car repairs. We can’t NOT fix it, as there is no Graveyard shift public transport for Squirrel and my disabilities make not having a car pretty much unlivable.

I hate that I keep having to beg for money, but I feel like I’m bailing a leaky boat with a sieve and we’re going to drown.

Want to help? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Oh Gods, I just realized I’m also out of B complex to go with my melitonin, and I have prescription meds waiting down town. Nothing can be done about the B Commplex, of course. *Mentally adds Pharmacy to list of places I need to call tomorrow to be for an extra week’s grace*

* I am going to be furious if the bullshit politicking at the Bolshoi robs us of a chance to see Maria Alexandrova dance as Margot Fonteyn to Vladislav Lantratov's Nureyev. She is absolutely the perfect person to embody Fonteyn, and he has really come into his own this Spring. He is ready to do it now, I think, and their dancing together is beautiful and so gloriously in sync just now. I want this Nureyev to happen so much, even if I never get to see it. Rudolph Nurayev is so important to dance and meant so much to me growing up. I want this art to exist in the world, especially right now in the era of Putin and the anti-LGBTQIA laws and persecution in Russia. It's so important that it exist, that it be done right, that it be filmed so people can see it.

* "Ed Sheeran, Bad Wigs, and Boredom! Game of Thrones is Back!:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/ed-sheeran-bad-wigs-boredom-game-thrones-back/

* Zing: http://www.twolumps.net/d/20170717.html

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* "‘I was sold seven times': Yazidi women welcomed back into the faith:" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/01/i-was-sold-seven-times-yazidi-women-welcomed-back-into-the-faith

* No, Putin is not playing chess while Trump is playing checkers. In this metaphor, Trump is playing Tic Tac Toe and losing.

* "US, Russia announce Syria cease-fire after Trump-Putin talks:" https://apnews.com/eaa310ccb6e04e0580759d4ce36e778b/AP-sources:-US,-Russia-reach-deal-on-Syria-cease-fire

* "Russia steps up spying efforts after election:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/06/politics/russia-steps-up-spying-efforts-after-election/

* "The Latest: Russians ask for proof of election meddling:" https://apnews.com/7408be866dd646708913abbd581ada30

* "Federal judge denies Hawaii's motion challenging "travel ban":" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/federal-judge-denies-hawaii-s-motion-trump-s-travel-ban-n780366

* In things that will rob you of sleep tonight news: It looks like hackers are targeting our Nuclear Power plants.

* "Republican Lawmakers Buy Health Insurance Stocks as Repeal Effort Moves Forward:" https://theintercept.com/2017/07/06/republican-lawmakers-buy-health-insurance-stocks-as-repeal-effort-moves-forward/

* "ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty:" https://www.propublica.org/article/ice-officers-told-to-take-action-against-all-undocumented-immigrants

* "Black Lives Matter LA Claps Back Against Racist NRA Ad:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/black-lives-matter-la-claps-back.html

* "Anti-Trans I-1552 Initiative Fails!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/anti-trans-i-1552-initiative-fails.html

* "We Wear Culture:" https://qz.com/1002651/google-has-built-a-stunning-searchable-archive-of-3000-years-of-world-fashion/

* Footage of Greenwood before white people burned everything and murdered more than 300 people in the Tulsa Riot. TW: contains Dead bodies. http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/162729567568/ilovemy4c-hair-bbcnyc-bellygangstaboo

* I know I keep posting goth lilies, but more keep blooming. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162727902557/i-know-i-keep-posting-goth-lilies-but-more-keep

* Snerk "Communicating:" http://xkcd-rss.livejournal.com/473997.html

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* "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

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* "Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and more than 50 hurt:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-40007886

* "Yemen war: Major cholera epidemic feared, says charity:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39996900

* TW: Rape, Pedophila "South African men march against abuse of women and children:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39988267

* "Trump does not say ‘radical Islamic terrorism’:"

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* "Sheriff Clarke: A ‘fraud’ with fake medals?:"

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* "Barber reignites King’s ‘Poor People's Campaign’:"

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* "Texas GOP Messes With Texas Trans Kids:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/texas-gop-messes-with-texas-trans-kids.html

* "African Pantheons and the Orishas: Crash Course Mythology #11:"

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* "This powerful Twitter account is sharing the names of Jewish refugees the US turned away in 1939:" https://mic.com/articles/166948/this-powerful-twitter-account-is-sharing-the-names-of-jewish-refugees-the-us-turned-away-in-1939?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.BJDKmJTlK

* To Tavy's great delight, the garden was full of butterflies to watch through the window today.

* The If Women Wrote Men post keeps getting better: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160953941842/if-women-wrote-men-the-way-men-write-women

* Star Trek Economics and Basic Income: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160953464237/mrbumblepants-actuallykylekallgren


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* "Syria's Saydnaya prison crematorium hid killings, says US:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39926914

* "Germany's vice chancellor gave the finger to neo-Nazi protesters. He regrets he wasn't ruder:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/germany-german-vice-chancellor-sigmar-gabriel-middle-finger-neo-nazi-protesters-a7214421.html?cmpid=facebook-post

* "Five key questions about the Trump-Russia special counsel:"

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* "Are We Monsters?:" http://billmoyers.com/story/are-we-monsters/#.WRoANZJvbsM.twitter

* "House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: ‘I think Putin pays’ Trump:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/house-majority-leader-to-colleagues-in-2016-i-think-putin-pays-trump/2017/05/17/515f6f8a-3aff-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html?utm_term=.d4fa2f5d3d2d

* "The Promise—and Perils—of the Fight Against Trump:" https://newrepublic.com/article/142425/path-resistance-promise-perils-democrats-fight-against-trump

* TW: Rape. He is doing a twenty year stretch for shooting his rapist during a sexual assault, as self defense is only for white people in this country. "Freeing Ky:" https://freeingky.com/

* "President Trump Gets a Very Special Prosecutor:"

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* "Fox News Didn't Get the Comey Memo:"

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* "Trump the Disruptor:"

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* "'Real News Tonight' Tackles James Comey:"

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* "Stephen's Monologue Gets Declassified:"

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* "Trump Uses A Commencement Speech To Congratulate... Himself!:"

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* "What we really need is an adaptation of the original 1740 The Beauty and the Beast:" http://emilysidhe.tumblr.com/post/159132596907/what-we-really-need-is-an-adaptation-of-the

* You know, I may not enjoy Gilbert Godfrey's stand up, but I admire the hell out of the way he delights in jokes at his expense. It's not many people who laugh that heartily at themselves and then join in.

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* "Trump risks emboldening despots with praise:"

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* "23 Environmental Rules Rolled Back in Trump’s First 100 Days:" https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/02/climate/environmental-rules-reversed-trump-100-days.html?_r=0

* "Trump Adviser Kushner’s Undisclosed Partners Include Goldman and Soros:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-adviser-jared-kushner-didnt-disclose-startup-stake-1493717405

* "The GOP has a pre-existing condition:"

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* "Rape victims often pay nearly $1,000 for medical treatment:" https://mic.com/articles/175011/rape-victims-often-pay-nearly-1-000-for-medical-treatment#.IQ1I7lB0O

* Want to resist the end of net neutrality?: https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/160250205836/kedreeva-amy-reblogs-thistherapylife

* "Things People With Anxiety Are Afraid to Tell Their Friends:" http://www.teenvogue.com/story/things-people-with-anxiety-are-afraid-to-tell-their-friends?mbid=social_facebook

* "World's oldest dental fillings found in Italy:" http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/04/07/Worlds-oldest-dental-fillings-found-in-Italy/7301491595712/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=2

* "Jimmy Kimmel Reveals Details of His Son’s Birth & Heart Disease:"

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* "W. Kamau Bell - Tackling Tough Ideas in "The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell" :"

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* "Kim Jong-Un Fires A Promposal At Trump:"

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* "Stephen Colbert Goes One-On-One With Trump:"

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* "This Monologue Goes Out To You, Mr. President:"

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* "Trump On The Civil War: 'Why?':"

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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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* TW: Rape "Hounded and ridiculed for complaining of rape :" http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39204086

* "Don Meredith Urged To Resign Over Inappropriate Relationship With 'Vulnerable Teenager':" http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/03/10/don-meredith-senator-resign-senate-mccoy-harder-wells_n_15285384.html

* Makes one really wish someone bright enough to read and understand the intelligence briefs was in the White House, doesn’t it? "China Warns of Arms Race After U.S. Deploys Missile Defense in South Korea:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/07/world/asia/thaad-missile-defense-us-south-korea-china.html?_r=0

* "‘Don’t Be So Desperate to Rub up Against Russia’:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/03/diplomats-foreign-policy-experts-trump-state-department-dan-fried-214873

* "Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories:"

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* "Donald Trump's White House 'targeting US journalists with help from Russian intelligence':" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-white-house-us-journalists-russian-intelligence-nsa-analyst-john-schindler-targets-a7615381.html

* "“Purge leftists”: Trump supporter Rep. Steve King wants the president to root out those who oppose him:" http://www.salon.com/2017/03/06/purge-leftists-trump-supporter-rep-steve-king-wants-the-president-to-root-out-those-who-oppose-him/

* Things that make you go hmmmm. It turns out Preet Bharara was investigating FOX News. FOX News started calling for a purge of all pre-Trump political appointees and had received a letter four days before the firing asking him to look into Trump's flagrant breaking of the emoluments clause, so Trump reversed his decision to keep on Preet Bharara, bipartisan anti-corruption crusader, and plans replace him with Roger Ailes lawyer, someone with ties to FOX and Trump who assuredly will kill both investigations. <.< >.>

* "Longtime Trump Adviser Calls Critic a “Stupid Ignorant Ugly B----”:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/03/05/longtime_trump_adviser_roger_stone_calls_critic_a_stupid_ignorant_ugly_bitch.html?utm_content=inf_534_2641_2&wpsrc=socialedge&tse_id=INF_ae3d5d2001f211e7a22fa5876bd4fd44

* "Missouri is the only state not tracking prescription drug use. Here's why:" https://www.statnews.com/2017/03/07/missouri-prescription-drug-database/

* "‘Top Chef’ host talks Trump Resistance:"

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* "What Abortion Looks Like in America Right Now:" http://nymag.com/thecut/2017/01/seven-real-stories-about-the-state-of-abortion-in-america.html

* Defense Against the dark Arts: TERF edition: http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/158302571066/dykejedi-lrresistibie-protect-young-lesbians

* "Deenequia Dodds Case Update:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/deenequia-dodds-case-update.html

* "Wife Discovered With Husband’s Heart, Centuries After Death:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/france-embalmed-heart-rennes-quengo-perrien-archaeology/

* "Complicit - SNL:"

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* I’m old enough that real Al Franken was on SNL in real time when I was a kid. This is incredibly surreal for me that SNL now has a Franken impersonator. "Weekend Update: Al Franken and Jeff Sessions - SNL:"

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* "The Fox Didn’t Want Those Grapes Anyway:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157859442857/the-fox-didnt-want-those-grapes-anyway

* TW: Rape. "Idaho judge rules attack on high school football player was 'not a rape' or racist:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/24/idaho-football-player-rape-case-coat-hanger-light-sentence?utm_content=buffer1ccb9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "American Citizen Faced Deportation:" http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/eduardo-caraballo-puerto-rico-deportion-94795779.html

* I know this is a little late, but it's important. "Rep John Lewis’ Speech at March on Washington :"

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* "Jon Stewart To The Media: It's Time To Get Your Groove Back:"

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* "Trump's Nuclear Plan: It's Like The Cold War All Over Again:"

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* "Cartoon Donald Trump Dreads The White House Correspondents' Dinner:"

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* "Princess Faullaria's Populist Uprising: A Dorne Retrospective:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/porne-retrospective-season-6/

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* "Trump ignores 'the grown-ups' in his Cabinet:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-ignoring-cabinet-235124

* "Rep. Maxine Waters: Trump advisors with Russia ties are ...:"

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* "CIA analyst quits over Trump disregard for intelligence:"

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* "Town hall eruptions for Republicans:"

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* "FEC commissioner resigns citing 'dysfunction and deadlock':"

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* "We Need to Start Telling the Truth About White Supremacy in Our Schools:" http://www.discriminology.com/news-1/2017/2/15/we-need-to-start-telling-the-truth-about-white-supremacy-in-our-schools

* TW: Rape. "Transploitation: The Reality of Being a Black Trans Woman | Tschan Andrews | TEDxUCLWomen :"

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* Internment camps and Resistance: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157563939502/geniusbee-resistance-can-take-many-forms

* "A Star-Studded Cast Sings 'We Are All Sweden':"

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* "Sorry ISIS, You Lost The Title Of 'Enemy Of The American People':"

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* "Never Fjorget What Happened In Sweden:"

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

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* Tavy waking from nap.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157558932592/tavy-waking-from-nap

* Step Four out of five on Document project achieved. My 14-15 month battle with Pennsylvania over my Birth Certificate ended today when it finally arrived. I guess I will not have to try to talk them into deporting me to Canada after all.

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* TW: Rape. The scare quotes are undeserved. "Theo rape case fuels clashes with police in Paris area:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38957953

* TW: Rape. More details explaining how egregious it was. "Frenchman describes brutal police rape:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38892302

* "Jakarta elections: Governor blasphemy trial overshadows vote:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38965757

* "France election: Fillon spokesman denies tax evasion:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38979894

* "Rep. Maxine Waters on Trump's 'Kremlin Clan':"

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* "Cummings on Trump claim he won't meet:"

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* "Dems shut out of immigration meeting:"

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* "WSJ: US intel officials withholding sensitive info from Trump:"

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* "Trump loses again as travel ban dies in court:"

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* "Trump in-laws' baseball deal stumbles on French ambassadorship:"

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* 45 is so incredibly out of touch with the chaos and incompetence of his own administration and is so unaware of ongoing events like the Flynn scandal and the pulling of the Puzder nomination that he announced today the "Administration is running like a fine tuned machine." O.o

* "Oprah abuse tape too much for White House to bear on Puzder:"

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* "Maddow: What it looks like when a president fails:"

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* "Teachers Caught on Camera Discussing Which Students They’d ‘F*ck, Marry, or Kill’:" http://allblackmedia.com/2017/02/teachers-caught-camera-discussing-students-theyd-fck-marry-kill/

* "The women's strike officially has a date — and it's March 8, International Women's Day:" https://mic.com/articles/168756/the-women-s-strike-officially-has-a-date-and-it-s-march-8-international-women-s-day?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.pMGpYsGAK


* "President Trump's Bats**t Press Conference:"

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* "Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse - Streets Named Dick Edition:"

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* "Ezra Edelman - Drawing Parallels Between Then & Now in "O.J.: Made in America":"

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* "The 2017 Remake Of 'The Usual Suspects':"

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* "So Much Russian Influence, So Little Time:"

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* "Donald Trump Wows At First Solo Stress Conference:"

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* I am finding this infection really exhausting and it feels pretty damned endless. I an feel things shifting with the new antibiotic, but I can't tell yet if I'm improving, or if the sinus infection is re-colonizing my lungs. I keep having to do things like take a half hour cough break.

* "The Expanse Brings Sacrifice And Harder Choices:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-expanse-s02-e04/


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* I honestly don't understand how Republicans don't find this terrifying. "Russia propaganda turns up in US foreign policy query:"

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* "Gen. McCaffrey: Trump is 'betraying the people who voted for him':"

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* "For Trump, it's not bad news. It's fake news.:"

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* "Trump loses first legal round on travel ban, next steps announced:"

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* I keep thinking about Naomi Kritzer’s Libertarian Seastead Dystopia stories as I listen to him rant. Seriously, he thinks instead of proper clinical testing, we should just put new drugs on the market and see how many people die. "Trump FDA pick a 'seasteading' advocate, no medical background:"

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* "Trump’s EPA Pick Appears to Have Made a False Statement Under Oath in Senate Hearing; He Denies:" http://fusion.net/story/384755/pruitt-false-statement-under-oath-epa-hearing/

* "U.S. House passes bill requiring warrants to search old emails:" http://www.reuters.com/article/usa-congress-emails-idUSL1N1FS01E

* "D.C. police demand Facebook hand over data on Trump protesters:" http://mashable.com/2017/02/06/dc-police-subpoena-facebook-inauguration-protests/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link#G3DkOLK3iaqD

* Not even close to work safe. Seriously. NWS. Uses slurs in a reclaiming, defiant way. "Pansy Division Smells Like Queer Spirit:"

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* TW: Rape. "The Importance of Acknowledging Male Victimhood:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/acknowledging-male-victimhood/

* My lungs are at the full blown infection needs antibiotic stage. I HAD a Doctor's appointment tomorrow, but we had snow. So much snow. Leaving the house is out of the question dangerous for me given the physical realities, so I'm just going to have to hang on until Wednesday a week. Which is not good, given the Dolphin Festival where I have commitments. *facepalm*

* Me watching Father Brown: Ah. First episode and we have a predatory bisexual rapist trope.
Several episodes later: Father Brown sure is on site for a lot of murders. Are we sure he's not a serial killer? How big is this town anyway.? I mean that is a lot of murders for a small community isn't it? Are we absolutely sure Father Brown isn't a serial killer? How about Lady Felicia? I mean, she finds a LOT of bodies.

* "Supernatural, Season 12, Episode 10: Lily Sunder has Some Regrets:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/02/supernatural-season-12-episode-10-lily.html

* "Penny Dreadful, Season 3, Episode 2: Predators Far and Near:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/penny-dreadful-season-3-episode-2.html

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* Chile is burning. The Embassy page has a list of charities if you are inclined to help: https://cl.usembassy.gov/u-s-government-assists-fight-chilean-forest-fires/

* The pressure is working. Keep applying it. "Trump, weak under pressure, caves; wall's future uncertain:"

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* "Trump ignores shameful holocaust lessons with refugee ban:"

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* "Trump sparks anger with misguided refugee ban:"

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* "Trump’s flashy executive actions could run aground:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trumps-flashy-executive-actions-could-run-aground-234200

* This only helps airport detainees and legal residents in transit. "Judge blocks deportation of detainees over Trump refugee order:" http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/316714-federal-judge-blocks-trump-immigration-ban-nationwide

* Tw: Rape. The judge insisted that raping a disabled child is not a sex crime in Idaho and the use of the n-word etc. means it's somehow not a hate crime. "No Jail Time for White High School Football Player Who Raped Black Mentally Disabled Teammate with Hanger:" http://www.complex.com/life/2016/12/white-teenager-walks-free-after-verbally-sexually-assaulting-black-mentally-challenged-teammate-with-hanger

* "Study: Bisexual and rural LGBTQ people face highest rates of depression:" http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/12/study-bisexual-rural-lgbtq-people-face-highest-rates-depression/

* "Why Texas' SB 6 Is An Unjust Law:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/why-texas-sb-6-is-unjust-law.html

* "“Remember Me as a Revolutionary Communist”:" https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/12/leslie-feinberg-as-a-revolutionary-communist/

* Is it just me, or were the 1830's the worst 19th century fashion decade in the west, sort of like the 1970's were for the 20th?

* I disagree on the costume point. I assumed the limited wardrobe was Zilpha and her waste of skin husband being not as well off as they pretend but trying to look respectable. Clothes are expensive. It makes sense to buy three good dresses to keep up appearances and rotate them. "Taboo Teaches us that Marriage is a Bad Idea:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/taboo-teaches-us-marriage-bad-idea/

* According to my Star Wars calendar, January was Stormtrooper mointh; February is Princess Leia saying "Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope. It's like they knew.

* The increasingly Byzantine exegesis. "Black Sails Master Post:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/142320219370/black-sails-master-post

* Toby Schmitz wrote a comic about Anne and Jack's backstory! "Rackham's Razor: Read the New Black Sails Comic Book:" http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/01/24/see-the-new-black-sails-comic-book-rackhams-razor

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* "Brazilian domestic spies use Tinder to infiltrate protest movements:" https://boingboing.net/2016/11/15/brazilian-domestic-spies-use-t.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "President Obama on voter suppression:"

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* "Politicizing of FBI becomes hallmark of 2016:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5:

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

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Why Straight Women Are Marrying Each Other:" http://www.marieclaire.com/culture/a21668/the-tanzanian-wives/

* "Donald Trump's threat to American democracy, the children's book:"

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* "Bridgegate trouble grows for Christie:"

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* "Donald Trump surrogate Peter Thiel once wrote that date rape is just "belated regret":" https://mic.com/articles/157361/donald-trump-surrogate-peter-thiel-once-wrote-that-date-rape-is-just-belated-regret?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social#.5Vbr5A3kh

* "Why Donald Trump says "the" before "African Americans" and "Latinos":" http://www.vox.com/2016/10/20/13342646/donald-trump-african-americans-latinos-race-racism-inner-city

* "Women are sharing their stories about what it's really like to have a "late-term" abortion:" https://mic.com/articles/157325/let-these-women-not-donald-trump-tell-you-what-late-term-abortions-are-really-like?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social#.VM1KAD3Ai

* "BAD HOMBRES, NASTY WOMEN (ft. "Weird Al" Yankovic):"

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* "Scary Stories to Tell in the Comments:" http://jezebel.com/scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-comments-our-annual-spook-1787800700

* "Totally 80s tarot deck with Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave icons:" http://dangerousminds.net/comments/totally_80s_tarot_deck_with_punk_and_new_wave_icons

* ToS Rewatch:

- Court Martial. The second Court Martial in one season. This one is triggery for me and so hard to watch. You know what? I'm skipping to the end. I'm not in the mood.

- Return of the Archon. What is with the Beam up delay on the enterprise? Worst attempt at undercover ever. Outside of outfits and returning the greeting they made no attempt at all to blend in. Is it any surprise they were caught? I suppose it's consistent. They were bad in the whale movie and spok was terrible at it in the TNG Romulan infiltration one. Why do they keep ignoring the warnings of local people of good will who are trying to help them and actually know what is going on? Why does Kirk not understand the concept of projection? Film projector's are 19th century tech and The ghosts in the Haunted Mansion in Disney are 1950's tech. Even with the structural sexism and implied rape, this one is honestly the best ToS episodes so far. Kirk sure is good at those prime directive breaking self justifications. They repeat the basic concept later, but I don't think they ever do it as well as here.

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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