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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Fearful of Trump policies, families risk frigid 3 a.m. hike into Canada:" http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/asylum-seekers-on-a-cold-journey-to-manitoba/article34126957/

* "Pieces of Trump dossier check out despite investigative dearth:"

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* "Hawaii first to sue over new Trump travel ban:"

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* "Trump administration oversteps in outreach to Justice Department:"

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* Republicans want to remind you that raising health care costs for Middle and Working Class Americans and the Elderly by about 1500.00 a year and kicking millions of the working poor off their health care while dramatically cutting Medicaid is absolutely necessary to give the extremely wealthy CEOs of insurance companies their massive tax breaks. They promise expected rise of 30% in what people will have to pay for health care next year under their plan will actually help the working poor and Middle Class by forcing them to pay money they don't have to not die.

* Jason Chaffitz is so rich and incredibly entitled he thinks people making minimum wage have a month's pay to waste on an iphone seven instead of spending that on NOT BEING HOMELESS. The choice he is asking people to make is not between a luxury and health care, but Rent and Healthcare. Yes, Mr. Chafitz, it is about choices. Choosing to pay rent IS the responsible choice for the working poor, but YOUR CHOICE to literally kill people by denying them health care to pay for yet another tax cut fior the very rich rich is cruel and evil.

* "House Republicans release long-awaited plan to replace Obamacare:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/new-details-emerge-on-gop-plans-to-repeal-and-replace-obamacare/2017/03/06/04751e3e-028f-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.77533545bdf7

* "Why Didn't Gay Rights Cure Gay Loneliness?:" http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gay-loneliness/

* Bisexuals are the majority: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158140596657/wanderlustexperience-bisexualsaregreat

* "Nigel Farage Gets Knighted (and Roasted) & Trump Rolls Out a New Travel Ban:"

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* "No, Ben Carson, Slaves Weren't "Immigrants":"

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* Tumblr autocorrected "Beautiful" to "David Cronenburg." O.o


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* "Michael Flynn says Iran "on notice" for missile test:" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-flynn-iran-on-notice-for-missile-test/

* "David Miliband - Resettling Refugees with the International Rescue Committee:"

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* "Anthony D. Romero - How the ACLU Is Taking On the Trump Administration - Extended Interview:"

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* "Sen. Stabenow on Mnuchin, Price: 'The truth matters':"

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* "Will the 'rule of law' survive under Trump?:"

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* "GOP blanking of Garland casts shadow on Gorsuch nomination:"

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* "Democrats forcing GOP to deal with confirmation system they broke:"

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* "Senator Booker: What's happening with Trump is worthy of outrage:"

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* Well, he IS a toddler. "Ellen Just Used "Finding Dory" To Clap Back At Trump's Immigration Ban:" http://www.refinery29.com/2017/01/138707/ellen-finding-dory-trump-immigration-ban?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=end&utm_campaign=watch_embed&utm_campaign=h3

* "In Virginia, McAuliffe and Herring try to force Trump regime to obey legal orders in Muslim ban:" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/01/30/1627507/-In-Virginia-McAuliffe-and-Herring-try-force-Trump-regime-on-legal-orders-in-Muslim-ban?detail=tumblr

* "Stephanie Murphy files bill that would remove Stephen Bannon from National Security Council:" http://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2017/02/01/stephanie-murphy-files-bill-that-would-remove-stephen-bannon-from-national-security-council

* "This Doctor Nailed The Problem With Diagnosing Donald Trump With Mental Illness:" http://www.refinery29.com/2017/01/138691/donald-trump-mental-illness-point-twitter?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=end&utm_campaign=h3

* "Democratic boycott and change rules to push Trump nominees:" https://mic.com/articles/167330/senate-republicans-ignore-democratic-boycott-and-change-rules-to-push-trump-nominees?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.jLyMfm6ii

* "Neil Gorsuch Won't Fill The Vacancy On The Supreme Court:" http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/neil-gorsuch-wont-fill-the-vacancy-on-the-supreme-court-1791875408

"The excuse for not launching a counter-filibuster against Gorsuch is that it would simply lead the Republicans to turn to the much-discussed “nuclear option,” forcing him through on a simple majority vote, and removing the filibuster as a defense against some theoretical future nominee who is visibly unqualified or extremist. But if the Republicans are willing to kill the filibuster today, they would be willing to kill the filibuster next time around, and to force through an extremist on a narrow majority vote. That is how the Republican Party plays Supreme Court politics now."

* This explains really well why Customs ignoring judicial orders because Trump told them to is terrifying: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/156705192852/imperatorkhaleesi-shinelikethunder

* "Parent on Betsy DeVos For Education Secretary: 'I'm Frightened':"

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* "Gorsuch nomination revives Reagan era EPA story:"

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* "Democratic base: Obstruct:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness - SCOTUS Nominee Neil Gorsuch:"

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* "Black History Month in Trump's America:"

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* "Full Frontal has a Heart-On: Lee Gelernt Edition:"

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* An actual NAZI is on our National Security council. "Steve Bannon: from Breitbart to the National Security Council:"

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* "Trump AG firing recalls Nixon's Saturday Night Massacre:"

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* "Trump threatens independence of Justice Department with firing:"

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* "Trump DoJ firing a dangerous politicization:"

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* "Yates in 2015 on saying no an unlawful order from the president:"

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* Donald Trump has fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend the travel and refugee bans on the grounds they are unconstitutional.

* My State, Washington, is suing the Federal Government for a Nation Wide restraining order on the Muslim Ban.

* "Malala's Statement About Trump's Racist Muslim Ban:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/malalas-statement-about-trumps-racist.html

* Re: Mike Pence and Trump: https://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/156621016289/pervocracy-figsandnewtons-the-number-of

* Bring Tissues. Iraq Qar Veteran tells his Refugee Story: http://glassphemy.tumblr.com/post/156620672294/cinematicnomad-dollyp-shared-a-story-on-twitter

* "As of today, according to the Whitehouse.gov website, the Judicial Branch no longer exists.:" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/1/20/1622847/-According-to-the-Whitehouse-gov-website-the-Judicial-Branch-no-longer-exists

* "Democrats will filibuster Trump’s SCOTUS pick:"

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* "Virginia Mom Furious After Teacher Defends Decision to Cast Black Students as Slaves In History Skit:" http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/01/27/virginia-mom-furious-teacher-defends-decision-cast-black-students-slaves-history-skit/?utm_content=buffer60218&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin - Honoring Trayvon Martin with "Rest in Power":"

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* Looks like the pressure is working. “The Boy Scouts Just Announced They Will Allow Transgender Boys To Join:” https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/the-boy-scouts-just-announced-they-will-allow-transgender-bo?utm_term=.sub9yoBON#.bdXKD2aMk

* "President Trump's Muslim-Targeted Travel Ban:"

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* "Emerald City, Season One, Episode Five: Everybody Lies:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/01/emerald-city-season-one-episode-five.html

* I have watched the Black Sails Season 4 premiere, but it will likely be a few days until I can do a proper analysis, given it's an 8-12 hour time commitment and I'm wrestling with RL today.

In related news, there was a passport hitch, which we hope to sort out later in the week.

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* "Gold Star father Khizr Khan condemns Muslim ban:"

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* "Immigrants left in limbo after Trump order:"

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* "Outcry over Trump’s Muslim ban continues:"

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* "What should the Democrats do next?:"

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* "GOP leaders won’t back Trump on voter fraud:"

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* "DAPL: What you need to know now:"

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* "States propose bills to penalize protests:"

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* "Federal agencies resist science deniers:"

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* "Sunday Sweets For Puzzle Lovers:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/1/29/sunday-sweets-for-puzzle-lovers.html

* "Writing With Color Top Posts + Other Useful Ones:" https://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/156526846573/writingwithcolor-writing-with-color-top-posts


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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Pyongyang citizens leaving homes in winter due to lack of heating:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14328&cataId=nk01500

* So we are turning away all refugees regardless of reason, except basically Christians from Muslim countries. I keep thinking of that ship full of Jewish refugees fleeing Hitler that we sent back to die because we were and are that Anti-Semitic as a country. Those deaths have always haunted me. The people we are killing by doing this terrible thing now because we are also that racist and Islamophobic will likely haunt me until I die.

Donald Trump did this on purpose on Holocaust Remembrance Day. We know he knew because he paid lip service to it.

* I've been thinking about John Hurt and how much I adore him off and on all week. Fuck! "Sir John Hurt: Bafta-winning actor dies aged 77 :" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38778145

* "How Scientology Works:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/01/how-scientology-works.html

* Me watching a disaster movie on SF Channel yelling to the whiny asshole character who ignores good advice and mocks the competent people: No one likes you, why don't you shut up and consider yourself lucky that the group hasn't done the logical thing and kicked your ass to the curb.

Three minutes later: Curse your sudden inevitable betrayal! Sigh.

Ten Minutes Later: ...And I'm out. Asshole quota exceeded.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* This is the patreon of an RL friend with etsy link: https://www.patreon.com/karjack
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* I know Yeman and Jordon aren't getting much coverage, but let us take a moment to remember the dead in those attacks too.

* Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks the assassination in Ankara is unlikely to be Daesh. A lot of coverage assumes otherwise, but I'm seeing several experts also citing the assassin's speech, target, various other details as reason for skepticism. i do not know for sure obviously and I do try to keep speculation to a minimum in these situations.

I have been asked about global political implications, but I'm still mulling and not ready to word things yet. My apologies.

* "Terror experts eye pattern after Berlin Christmas market attack:"

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* "Assassination a painful call to Turkey's past:"

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* "Sen. Murphy: Flynn is a 'dangerous character in the White House':"

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* "The farce of GOP austerity politics:"

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* "Two emergency managers charged in Flint toxic water crisis:"

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* Rep Steve Israel suggests a plan to resist: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/154743068873/micdotcom-heres-advice-from-a-congressman-on

* Why the BAFTAs are better than the Oscars. "British Oscars took a bold step toward ensuring diversity in film — take note, Hollywood:" https://mic.com/articles/162815/british-oscars-took-a-bold-step-toward-ensuring-diversity-in-film-take-note-hollywood?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.yUcBdwkqI

* "A Very Special Legislative Session:"

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* "Liam Neeson Auditions For Mall Santa Claus:"

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* "Five Weeks From Today, Donald Trump Will Be Our President:"

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* "Strange Bedfellows:"

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* "Those Are Real People: Veterans & Refugees Edition :"

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* Almost immediately after I moved away, my dream map started showing my old school as post apocalyptic about half the time. The track and field area became a pond, but the waters would rise to swallow most of the low ground on campus, including the bottom floor of the library on a high water day. Different scenarios would play out, plague, flood, various horror scenarios, survivors huddling in the ruins fighting wars for space and resources with other groups in other higher ground buildings. In other dreams, the water would recede and it was a school of one type or another again. I dreamed one last month where they'd completely renovated and the top floor was so different that there were math classrooms where the language faculty offices were and they had made the ugly hated architecture into something almost beautiful and there was actual learning going on.

In the real world, the literal school moved physically elsewhere, taking faculty and fixtures with, ages ago. I have wondered off and on rather absently what happened to the buildings and the land, the bushes where I could consistently hide, the geography of buildings and landscape I used to escape the inherent violence of the place, all the hidey holes and safe zones and danger spots, the corners and corridors and stairwells I used to break eyelines when I was being followed. I wondered, where they ruins or had they been leveled, or had they been sold and re-purposed?

I was watching Vice's Abandoned, the St. Louis edition where they take alums back to these ruined and abandoned schools. I poked at google street view, even though my experience is, the geography of my childhood isn't on there. To my surprise it was. I wasn't quite sure at first, not being clear on how I was oriented or what I was looking at, but a turn of attitude had me staring at familiar trees. I know, I know, generic Autumn foliage with random trees in brush, but I ran that way five days a week in season except for vacations and meets. you run as much cross country and track for as many years as I did in that same damned neighborhood, you know every inch of it. I did find my school, well populated. A University bought it.

They'd torn out so much of the trees and foliage on their side of the street, it was no wonder I didn't recognize it at first, but the bones were there, the buildings were there. The playground where I learned that people like me weren't allowed to be superheroes is mostly lawn and landscaping, but the building with the shaky grand staircase that haunts my dreams was still there. The really good hiding bushes in front of a different building were gone, along with the other playground and most of the trees and brush between, but there was the building where my childhood ended and the music building. I could not see well enough through the parking lot to tell if they'd kept the purgatorial tennis courts where the Summer heat used to burn up through my keds while I wished it was archery day instead. I could even catch a glimpse of the incredibly ugly building they put up when I was a toddler to replace the moldering upper school one that I can only just remember (mostly I remember the basement corridors and toilets. I can't tell you a damned thing about the rest of the building first hand). It looks like the college swallowed some of the mysterious to me buildings on the Other Side of the fence. The homes of the snooty neighbors who hated us on the Other Side of the Street look pretty much as I remember them. Slightly different landscaping, the occasional change in the paint scheme, but it's the same. as a college campus it looks so cheerful and useful and not prison like at all.

* The Antler Guy Story keeps getting better: http://slavetomyheadcanon.tumblr.com/post/154711970877/bibliotecaria-d-ebonykain-karacat

* I want to thank the people who warned me off Passengers. Normally, I hate being spoiled for anything, but D: DO NOT WANT. I'm crossing that right off my watch when it gets to the library list.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Coalition ministers attack protesters' 'disrespect' and call for investigation – as it happened:" https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/live/2016/nov/30/malcolm-tunbull-george-brandis-bill-shorten-nick-xenophon-building-watchdog-politics-live

* "What will CIA report on Russian influence mean?:"

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* "Vice: FBI may have been investigating Trump:"

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* "Will there be checks and balances on Trump’?:"

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* "Expert calls Trump ‘emolument magnet’:"

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* "Trump supporter rant videos go viral:"

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* "Trump to champion charter schools?:"

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* "Veterans stand with Dakota Access Pipeline protesters:"

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* "Decision to stop pipeline hangs in balance:"

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* "What happens to Flint under Trump?:"

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* "Ohio law intended to "protect" women actually made abortion more dangerous, says study:" https://mic.com/articles/153154/ohio-laws-intended-to-protect-women-actually-made-abortion-more-dangerous-says-study?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=style&utm_campaign=social#.1vOD22OV9

* "Homophobic attacks in UK rose 147% in three months after Brexit vote:" https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/oct/08/homophobic-attacks-double-after-brexit-vote

* "World needs $90tn infrastructure overhaul to avoid climate disaster, study finds:" https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/06/climate-change-infrastructure-coal-plants-green-investment

* I spent the whole evening Sunday doing baking and paper bureaucracy. A bit after midnight I went out in the rain to hit the library drop and pick up some things the kitchen needed. By the time I got there, they were rebooting registers. I got my things anyway, and they said it was all right to unload my gear while they waited to get back on line. (About five minutes by the time I'd gotten my pam, parchment paper, baggies, etc). I chattered with the register folks and wrote up my check so the line could move as fast as possible once the computers were up. In that short time the rain turned to big wet flurries. In the five or so minutes it took to get home, it had begun to stick. I must go out tomorrow, so fingers crossed it has melted by afternoon.

* "Sunday Sweets: A Gingerbread Jam!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/12/11/sunday-sweets-a-gingerbread-jam.html

* "White Trash Zombie Apocalypse (White Trash Zombie Series #3) by Diana Rowland:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2013/07/white-trash-zombie-apocalypse-white.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Trump's defense on not paying taxes:"

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* "Trump trade plan panned:"

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* "What you might not know about Gary Johnson:"

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* "Multi-million dollar charity pressures Trump to reveal taxes:"

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* "Ford's flub a lesson for gaffe-prone Trump:"

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* "Trump Cuba revelation could cost him Florida:"

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* "Trump Cuba connection gets close look from Cuban-Americans:"

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* TW: Rape. "Deep South - GAYCATION:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/Deep-South/57e37e78f84e2069dd35d5ab?latest=1

* "Governor Paul LePage's Binder Full of Drug Dealers:"

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* "Unpacking Stop-and-Frisk:"

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* "Putting North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law to the Test:"

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* "Elizabeth Warren Rips Wells Fargo's CEO A New One:"

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* "Hey White People! With Jon Batiste And Friends:"

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* TW: Rape. Cersei vs, Arianne: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/150675296862/do-you-think-theres-a-case-to-be-made-that

* Poldark: 2.1. I wrote before how Francis Poldark was the weakest link in the Poldark remake. It is easy for Francis to be contemptible and one dimensional. He is jealous, an alcoholic, a gambling addict, paternalistically sexist, and often an obstacle to the male protagonist (This last tends to bias an audience against a character). One of the things the original did incredibly well is to also make him likeable. That's why his story HURTS, you see. He is likeable, and well meaning, shares his cousin's strong sense of honor, and is painfully self aware of his own failings. He KNOWS what the right thing is to do, but so often can't manage to do it. He is forever in his cousin's shadow, a man who's legend he can't begin to live up to. It is a hard place to be and it preys on him, made worse by him marrying Ross' fiance while Ross was believed dead, thus setting himself up for comparison that way as well. His self awareness of all the ways he doesn't and never can measure up is his real tragedy, you see, and his prophecy is so often self fulfilling. His constant wondering if Elizabeth is measuring him against his cousin leads to jealous, assholish, and boorish treatment of Elizabeth, thus leading to more doubts and more acting out, etc.. This doesn't lead anywhere good. It makes it worse that Ross keeps reaching out a hand to rescue him (drowning, when he gambled away his mine, the card sharp) and genuinely behaving decently, and Demelza, being who she is risks her life and ends up paying a terrible cost to save both their lives. He knows the right thing is to be grateful, to behave well, and that just makes it worse. There is Ross with his strong marriage at a time when Elizabeth can't bear him to touch her anymore. Francis can see how he's behaving and hates himself for it.

The problem with Season One New Francis was that he got all the negative traits down pat, but couldn't bring the likeable. It meant that he was rather flat and to simplistic as a character. He couldn't live up to original Francis at all. He couldn't make me hurt for him.

This deficit is repaired in the season two premiere. The parting from Elizabeth before the assizes WORKS. The line, "Which one of us doesn't secretly adore him," was every bit as ouch as it needed to be, as was the "Had he never gone away in the first place." Ouch, ouch, ouch. I wish he'd brought this feel to first season, but better late than never, and his tragedy hung over all his scenes in this episode the way it should.

On a lighter note, it was weirdly mind bending to have original Ross Poldark judging new Poldark in the opening scene. I love that he's present and a piece of this remake, but at the same time, it's weird seeing two Ross Poldarks in one scene looking at each other. Trust me, I've scene the same actor in other things, such as playing Queen Elizabeth's last favorite in the brilliant Glenda Jackson Elizabeth R, and I know full well actors play other parts, but I watched the original two series so often that in a Poldark context, I'm always going to read that actor as Poldark on some level, if that makes sense. Watching them together my brain felt the way it does when I look at the vase/kiss illusion and see both pictures at once.

* TNG 4 Rewatch:

- The Drumhead. Picard actually notices that this is an unethical use of Betazoid powers, but his call out is countered by her pointing out his unethical use of Deanna's powers. Clearly someone in the writer's room finally noticed the creepy lack of ethics. The MacCarthyism and xenophobia here might be all to real here if November goes badly. I really like Worf's soul searching at the end.

- Half a Life. The Logan's Run Episode. There's a lot of meat on this one, prime directive, assisted suicide, etc.. It's also nice that for once Lwaxana Troi's sexuality is neither a joke nor centering around her sexually harassing people.

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* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since Sandy. Want to help? https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

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

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* 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.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* "Trump staff criminal accusations complicate 'law & order' message:"

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* "Bridgegate trial paints Christie in bad light, awkward for Trump:"

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* I am still trying to get my head around Donald Trump claiming Hillary Clinton is 28 in the debate. ("She's been fighting ISIS her whole adult life.") I honestly can't figure out a train of thought that ends up there. Why did he say it when there is no way he could not know it is nonsense?

* Skittles: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/150747404350#notes

* "Jesse Williams nails the importance of voting in the 2016 election in powerful PSA:" https://mic.com/articles/155332/jesse-williams-nails-the-importance-of-voting-in-the-2016-election-in-powerful-psa?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.qq97igef9

* "IMPORTANT - Save The Day:"

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* TW: Death Threats, Lynching. "Fans wanted me ‘hung before the anthem’: Emotional Nebraska football player reveals racist threats:" http://www.rawstory.com/2016/09/fans-wanted-me-hung-before-the-anthem-emotional-nebraska-football-player-reveals-racist-threats/#.V-uIfOA7o4I.twitter

* "Fear and Loathing at Hofstra University:"

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* "Go Ahead, Make Her Day:"

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* "Advice She Didn't Ask For:"

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* "The First Presidential Debate Lives Up To the Hype:"

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* "After The First Debate, Trump Is Up 20 Points In Narnia:"

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* I've been a low grade exhausting sort of sick for a couple of weeks. I took a bad turn in my sleep this morning and woke up suffocating, which hasn't happened in a while. Luckily, it has happened often enough that I have the procedure down. Unfortunately once I got breathing going again I had one of those brutal hour long ravage the body hour long coughing fits where every breath is another cough. I used all my mother's tricks and my own, including the one of hers I loathe on every level and the two of mine she physically couldn't have done for medical reasons. I did finally manage to restore reasonable breathing and sleep, only to be awakened half an hour later by a debt collector to hassle me about $5.22 a doctor had sold on to them instead of sending a final notice. Really? Like, really? Five dollars and change? Me: send me a bill. I don't pay people anything over the phone because, no offense, I have no proof you are who you say you are. The whole rolling over to answer the phone thing started me coughing up lung chunks again, I lost another two hours of sleep and tore something (luckily small) in my back. For five dollars. *head desk* The fever's up this evening and my lungs are rotten. I need to start the talking them into antibiotics drama again.

* "Redshirts:" http://dorktowerfeed.livejournal.com/445512.html

* Someone really ought to make a quality series out of the lives of Marie and Hortense Mancini.

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* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since Sandy. Want to help? https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

* "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.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* "No place like home for the “go-home blacks”:" http://africasacountry.com/2016/05/no-place-like-home-for-the-go-home-blacks/

* "Temperament matters to voters, history shows:"

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* "Trump calls Obama 'the founder of ISIS':"

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* "Trump rally gets rowdy in Ft. Lauderdale:"

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* "Words matter for presidents:"

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* I've been watching the Trump surrogates defending Trump's call for political assassination of either Hillary Clinton or her judicial nominees if she wins the election. They basically boil down to either 1. Trump is too incompetent to know what he is doing or be held responsible for his actions, or 2. Trump is so lacking in judgement it wouldn't occur to him that it is a dangerous and terrible idea to make a "joke" that sounds exactly like a call to assassinate his opponent in a room full of riled up followers who have on previous occasions acted on his call to beat up protestors. O.o Shouldn't either be disqualifying traits to be President of the United States? Just saying.

* "Clinton and the Convention and Where We Go From Here:" http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/07/29/clinton-and-the-convention-and-where-we-go-from-here/

* "Trump could win this election and we need to understand the data in order to stop him:" http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/147949363540/trump-could-win-this-election-and-we-need-to#notes

* "DOJ issues scathing report on Baltimore police practices:"

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* "Scans reveal autistic brains contain unique, and highly idiosyncratic connections:" http://www.sciencealert.com/in-people-with-autism-no-two-brains-are-alike-new-study-reveals

* "Did Donald Trump Call for Hillary Clinton's Assassination?:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - Donald Trump's Dangerous Second Amendment Talk:"

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* Props to the Brazilian rider who got thrown over a jump, did a somersault, and coolly walked over to put the jump back together. He was eliminated, but it was very BAMF.

I have come to loathe that male commentator. His mocking of the Japanese rider during cross country did not endear him to me, and the veiled racist comment about delays in the jumping was the final nail in the coffin a far as I am concerned. Yes, it's mild compared to the racism and sexism from other commentators in other events, but one would think that would make him more careful, not less. Eeew.

* Proof I’m not a proper adult #12: My brain quietly substitutes "Quarter Quell" for "Quarter final."

* "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

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* 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.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* One out of every 113 people in the world are displaced.

* "Team Refugee:"

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* "Questions raised over Melania Trump immigration:"

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* Pressure burdens Missouri's public defenders:"

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* "Florida Gov. Rick Scott's war on Planned Parenthood opens the door for a Zika emergency:" http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/8/5/1557094/-Florida-Gov-Rick-Scott-s-war-on-Planned-Parenthood-opens-the-door-for-a-Zika-emergency

* "These Designer Hospital Gowns For Sick Teens Will Give You All The Feels :" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/08/118636/starlight-canada-ward-robes-hospital-gowns?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=h2&utm_campaign=end

* "Samantha Bee Explains the Reason Hillary Clinton Must Win: She Isn’t Donald Trump:" https://mic.com/articles/150350/samantha-bee-explains-the-reason-hillary-clinton-must-win-she-isn-t-donald-trump?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.WgjDyDMMr

* I got real sleep today, despite the fever vividness of my dreams. I missed the Opening ceremonies amoung other things due to a power outage and related equipment trouble. I think I have everything stabilized as far as Internet, etc., but if I disappear this weekend, I ain'n't dead; it's likely either a power outage out a router failure or the like. *fingers crossed there isn't* Anyway, sorting it ate my evening.

* TNG Season 2 Rewatch: I managed to capture a few of the missing early episodes, only the process was interrupted by the outage, so I may have to wait for yet another iteration to fill all the gaps. Sigh.

-Still, I got to watch "Elementary, Dear Data," the infamous Moriarty Episode. Seriously, given the tendency of the technology to spawn self aware criminal mastermind AI, why is it still in service. This is also a missing piece in the Data Personhood arc, with Gordie and Polaski's argument over whether Data is capable of creative thought instead of only simple regurgitation of programmed information at the heart of the plot. The problem for me is that as important as it is for the argument that Data is a person, they miss the other implications Re: Moriarty and self awareness. He is a dangerous, possibly ship killing adversary, but at the same time, I think Moriarty's argument that he is a person is a sound one. So how many times all across Federation space are self aware AI being spawned and then saved and suspended as Moriarty was or out right deleted or enslaved? I've seen enough other Star Trek episodes across various of their shows to know it happens with reasonable frequency (The Emergency Medical Program on Voyager for example). While in this case Picard reasoned with Moriarty and the AI agreed to go into storage, I remember at least one other case on a future show where the AI ends up enslaved. (I also assume they are lying to Moriarty about building him a body, because of course they are). If Data is a person as is decided legally later in the season, aren't self aware AI generally? Why don't they have full rights then?

There is more of Data's arc in The Outrageous Okona and Schitzoid Man. Both touch on Data's quest to understand humor. The talk about humor in Okona was weirdly speciest in the way things are worded and would have worked better if any of the non-Data humor had been funny, but does touch on the what makes a person theme. I wrote elsewhere about the way various people dehumanize Data in other parts of this arc. Watching these two episodes I thought a lot about ableism and the way people who are not neurotypical are often treated. I also thought about the ways privileged people will try to silence people who call them out on shitty behavior with claims that there is something wrong with those complaining for failing to find whatever offensive or cliched crap they just said funny. People with privilege will often use claims that people don't have a sense of humor as ways to dehumanize them and often use claims that something is meant to be funny as cover for creulty. I think these two episodes are exploring this in a way that ties into the personhood argument. It is also really scary in a subtle way and in much the same way the treatment of data in the trial one later this season is scary. People get bullied, horrifically abused, and occasional killed over this sort of thing. Deciding someone is less human because they don't find something funny is a slippery slope to scary shit in Real life. It is used to excuse things like rape threats and death threats against female bloggers. People on the spectrum my age and older were ripped away from families that loved them in favor of incredibly abusive institutionalization by people who believed that different automatically is the same as wrong. The Okona episode is strangely equivocal. In Schitzoid Man uses it as an excuse to steal Data's body and attempt to kill him. That Dr. Graves is a misogynist I think is telling. "Women aren't people - they're women." A man who doesn't see women as human and doesn't believe that Kareen has a right to determine what happens to her own body can just as easily dehumanize anyone even a little different than himself. There is a line in Okona that equates humor to humanity Graves and data discuss humor in a way that suggests Graves finds him lesser because he doesn't understand it. In SM, Graves' argument for killing Data is, "I have every right, Captain! I am man, he is machine; there is no question who must live and... what must die...[elipses cuts out brief intervening dialog] Before me, he was nothing. Just a walking tin can with circuits for intestines. Pathetic! Without heart, a man is meaningless." Picard's counter arguement is "He's not simply an android - he's a life form, entirely unique.... [Elipses mine] He is different, yes! But that does not make him expendable or any less significant. No being is so important that he can usurp the rights of another! Now set him free!" I think this stuff is important, as I said in the piece on Data's trial and I think the practical philosophical argument over what makes a person is maybe the best thing about season two.

-I already have a lot of issues with the ethics of Deanna Troi routinely scanning people without permission. While ethically still dubious, I don't mind the search and rescue usages as much. (For example, when Riker's away team loses contact when they enter the alien casino and Deanna checks to see if they are all right). It gets a lot dicier when they are using it to cheat at negotiations, and it's outright creepy that she routinely violates the minds of the crew to tell what the mood is aboard ship or reads strangers who have no expectation of their minds being violated, as happens with Okona. She's supposed to me a Councillor, right? If she told Picard things patients said in sessions it would be a massive violation of Doctor patient privilege. How much worse when she is basically mind raping the crew on the regular and telling Picard about it. (I want to reiterate that this is not Marina Sirtis' fault. The writers CHOSE to make her ethically monstrous and terrible at her job; Marina Sirtis was a working actor and needed to eat, pay rent, etc.. She did the best she could with the roll they gave her). Every time Picard asks her to mind rape his crew and she complies I get seriously queasy. I have to ask what sort of person does that and what sort of person follows an order like that. I know full well Babylon 5 is later, but they actually deal with the ethics of telepathy. Characters actually mull and occasionally argue over what is and isn't an ethical use. The Trek verse doesn't seem to acknowledge there are any ethical issues at all.

There's a reason my friends and I used to posit that underneath the Federation's friendly face were creepy dystopian aspects.

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

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

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* "Searching for Refugee Housing in Berlin:" http://www.vice.com/video/berlins-housing-refugee-crisis-009

* TW: Rape,Dometic Violence. "Forgotten Girls of Dhaka:" http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/n3ct0q8x

* "Asad Shah killing: Man admits Glasgow shopkeeper murder:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-36733744

* "Remember the Brexit as the moment when xenophobia won:" http://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/remember-the-brexit-as-the-moment-when-xenophobia-won/article30609024/

* "How Leave outgunned Remain: The battle of the 'five Ms':" https://www.cer.org.uk/insights/how-leave-outgunned-remain-battle-five-ms

* "A Few Thoughts Post-Brexit:" http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/06/24/a-few-thoughts-post-brexit/

* A sniper killed five police at what had been a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally.

* Today I got caught in a recursive cleaning loop in between long rests waiting for air. Tavy has hidden or lost all the non-spring toys in his puzzle box (which I fixed before bed). Sigh. Cats.

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

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* "As 1,000 Refugees Drown Under European Policies, Meet the Volunteers Who Are Trying to Save Lives:" http://www.democracynow.org/2016/6/1/as_1_000_migrants_drown_under

* "White nationalists encouraged by Trump's message:"

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* "America a late arrival to choosing female leaders:"

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* "Warren: 'You, Donald Trump, are a total disgrace':"

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* "Prospective Jurors Refuse to Serve Under Aaron Persky, the Judge in Brock Turner Case :" http://jezebel.com/prospective-jurors-refuse-to-serve-under-aaron-persky-1781618871?utm_campaign=socialflow_jezebel_facebook&utm_source=jezebel_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

* "5 LGBTQ Riots Before Stonewall:" http://www.stuffmomnevertoldyou.com/video/clips/smnty-5-lgbtq-riots-before-stonewall-video/

* "Finding Love Again, This Time With a Man:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/24/opinion/sunday/findinglove-again-this-time-with-a-man.html?_r=0

* "Early Mammals Began Their Diversification Long Before Demise of Dinosaurs:" http://www.sci-news.com/paleontology/early-mammals-diversification-03931.html

* "Stripping, Twerking, and Feminism at the Miss Juggalette Beauty Pageant:" https://video.vice.com/en_us/video/juggalette-beauty-pageant-blurred-version/56311fa4202335567c6c9f08

* "Celebrities Perform Their Favorite Prince Songs:"

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* "We Deserve Our Heroes:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/145620477713/we-deserve-our-heroes

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

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* "White supremacists see opportunity in Trump campaign success:"

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* The Secret Service shot a man waving a gun at a white house checkpoint. It was a single shot to the chest, and civilian witnesses are describing events in alignment with law enforcement As of this writing, the man was a alive at the hospital and expected to survive. Preliminary reports suggests attempted suicide by cop.

* "Pfizer decision complicates death-penalty dilemma:" http://swtimes.com/news/state-news/pfizer-decision-complicates-death-penalty-dilemma

* "Prison labor strike in Alabama: ‘We will no longer contribute to our own oppression’:" http://sfbayview.com/2016/05/prison-labor-strike-in-alabama-we-will-no-longer-contribute-to-our-own-oppression/

* "Don’t Blame the Video:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/16/opinion/dont-blame-the-video.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=1

* "National Police Violence Map:" http://mappingpoliceviolence.org/

* "Former Death Row Prisoner Moreese Bickham Dies at 98: He Served 37 Years for Killing Klansmen Cops:" http://www.democracynow.org/2016/5/5/former_death_row_prisoner_moreese_bickham

There is still no right to self defense for Black Men in this country. So damned little has changed.

* Rumor control. "Obama Forces All Schools to Make Bathrooms Transgender?:" http://www.snopes.com/obama-transgender-bathrooms/

* "Woman mistaken for transgender harassed in Walmart bathroom:" http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Woman-mistaken-for-transgender-harassed-in-7471666.php#photo-10075102

* "How The Wrong Verb Meant The Texas GOP Called Most Texans Gay:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/05/19/478720206/how-the-wrong-verb-meant-the-texas-gop-called-most-texans-gay?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160519

* "The media is lying about why NC is being sued:" http://www.transadvocate.com/the-media-is-lying-about-why-nc-is-being-sued1_n_15873.htm

* "DC security guard arrested for blocking trans woman from using womens’ restroom:" http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/d-c-security-guard-arrested-for-blocking-trans-woman-from-using-womens-restroom/

* "The Forgotten Female Action Stars of the 1910s:" http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/03/the-forgotten-female-action-stars-of-the-1910s/475635/

* "Heartbreaking Poem Will Strike Anyone With Student Loans to the Core:" https://mic.com/articles/144018/heartbreaking-poem-will-strike-anyone-with-student-loans-to-the-core?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.851x0mw6I

* "President Obama's Transgender Bathroom Backlash:"

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* "Exclusive - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Welcomes Syrian Refugees to Canada:"

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* "Virginia Politician Forgets to Close Out of His Porn:"

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* "Hang On a Minute, News! - Desegregation in Mississippi:"

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* "Super Depressing Deep Dive - The Origins of America's Lead Poisoning Crisis:"

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* A tub test of the long 20 shows the leak is likely not catastrophic, so I'm going to clean, sanitize, and use sealer on it.

* "I enjoy being a girl… sometimes. Sort of.:" https://lettersfromtitan.com/2016/05/13/i-enjoy-being-a-girl-sometimes-sort-of/

* Game of Thrones snarky recap: http://imgur.com/a/C4X2G

* TURN: I never liked Abraham. Now I flat out hate him.

* "Game of Nonsense Week Three: What Even Are The Northern Lords?:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/4629-2/

* "Here Are All The Ways You Can Help Fort McMurray:" http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/05/04/fort-mcmurray-how-to-help_n_9843774.html?ncid=tweetlnkcahpmg00000002

* Want to help Equador in the wake of their Earthquake? http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/americas/ecuador/ecuador-red-cross-responds-to-deadly-earthquake-72129/

* 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

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* 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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* "Clinton objects to rate of deportation under Obama:"

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* "Warren: Senate GOP 'paying the price for their own extremism':"

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* "Same-Sex Adoption Upheld By U.S. Supreme Court:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/07/469556173/same-sex-adoption-upheld-by-u-s-supreme-court

* On Medieval Sexuality: http://skarrin.tumblr.com/post/140603865630/rainnecassidy-thehumon-the-past-is-rarely-as

* Scientific Laws, Theories, Evolution, and how science works. http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/137296064825/dollsahoy-rabbitlord

* "Donald Trump Just Got Roasted on ‘SNL’ With This Hilarious Ad:" http://mic.com/articles/137029/donald-trump-roasted-on-snl-with-racists-for-trump-ad?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.4IKqgoq2e

* "It May Be Time to Move to Canada:"

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* "The Tri-Faith Initiative: Peace in America's Middle East:"

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* "Tales From the Trump Archive - Donald Trump's Blue-Collar Disdain:"

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* "Baby Back Bigotry - Missouri's Anti-Gay Bill:"

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* "Panel - Kim Kardashian's Nude Selfie Backlash:"

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* "Syrian Refugees Full Frontal with Samantha Bee :"

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* "The Real Kasich | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:"

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* "2010 Election | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:"

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* "Abortion, Texas-Style:"

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* "R.I.P. GOP (Part 1) | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:"

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* I'm so glad I'm not the only one who walked away from this episode thinking Abraham is a horrible person. Talking Dead seemed to think it was somehow kind. Same with Carol and the Mom trope thing that completely skeeved me. "‘The Walking Dead’ review: episode 6×12 ‘Not Tomorrow Yet’" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/the-walking-dead-review-episode-6x12-not-tomorrow-yet/

* "DEADPOOL’s Success is About Truth in Character, Not Raunch:" http://nerdist.com/deadpools-success-is-about-truth-in-character-not-raunch/

* EBAYs, 2-3 days, 4 no bid:

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* Help pay for gas to get a rescue kitty safe to his new forever home. paypal@ninjakitten.com


* 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

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