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* Another category 5 is likely to hit a bunch of places already ravaged by Irma. It's hitting the Leewards and the Virgin Islands again, which were the worst hit, as well as islands full of refugees from other islands. "Hurricane Maria is now a Category 5:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/americas/atlantic-storms-maria-jose-lee/index.html

* "Outrage as Mexican student killed after using ride-hailing service:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/18/mexico-woman-murder-student-ride-hailing-service-cabify

* "Monsoon rain adding to Rohingya camp misery:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/17/monsoon-rain-adding-to-rohingya-camp-misery

* "Trump opens week at UN by calling out 'mismanagement,' underperformance:" https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/18/trump-opens-week-at-un-by-calling-out-mismanagement-underperformance.html

* "Top US diplomat says closing embassy in Cuba 'under review':" https://apnews.com/98aaf30d47b8463688eb6974be2c3e76/Top-US-diplomat-says-closing-Embassy-in-Cuba-

* "Where did Trump’s leftover inauguration money go?:"

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* "Interior Report Recommends Cuts or Changes to Seven National Land Monuments:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/interior-report-recommends-cuts-or-changes-to-7-national-land-monuments-1505695948

* Looks like Mueller is going to indict Manafort. "Paul Manafort wiretapped and threatened with indictment: reports:"

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* "Mueller uses search warrant to get more on Russia from Facebook:"

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* "Latest GOP Obamacare repeal bill is worst yet: Schatz:"

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* The long intro freaked me out because it sounded a little too much like an obit, so I wanted to mention she's fine and there for an interview. "Democrats prep for another fight to defend Obamacare from GOP:"

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* The current plan is to vote on the ACA Repeal with 90 seconds of debate, no public hearings, and no CBO score. Please, please please, protest in person if you can. If you can't, call or use a service.

This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/
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* "Stalking, actually: why men who reject rejection are not romantic heroes:" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/12/stalking-men-rejection-romantic-sitcoms-films-creepy-women-boundaries

* "123 arrested in St. Louis in 3rd night of protests over ex-cop's acquittal:" http://abcnews.go.com/US/80-people-arrested-st-louis-3rd-night-protests/story?id=49922449

* TW: Suicide. Contains video of police killing a person, but does not autoplay. "Protests erupt on Georgia Tech campus after student is killed:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/us/georgia-tech-student-killed/index.html

* "Bigot Bob Marshall 'Scurred' To Debate Danica Roem In VA Legislative Race:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/bigot-bob-marshall-scurred-to-debate.html

* "That Viral Photo Of My Trans Son Crying? Here's What's Really Going On:" http://www.refinery29.com/2017/07/164897/viral-photo-trans-boy-crying-texas-capitol

* Why is is that lately whenever I start a thought with "What sort of monster would..." the answer is always "Republicans?"

* "Medicine's Women Problem:" https://thenib.com/medicine-s-women-problem?t=recent

* I'm linking tumblr instead of directly to the article as there are lots of lovely bone and wood examples in the comments that might be useful to writers. "2,000 year old warrior armour made of reindeer antlers found on the Arctic Circle:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/165195167262/2000-year-old-warrior-armour-made-of-reindeer

* "How the female Viking warrior was written out of history:" https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/sep/15/how-the-female-viking-warrior-was-written-out-of-history

* "Diversity Wins Big at the 2017 Emmys:"

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* "Floridians Beware: A Hurricane Warning Gets Lost in Translation:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin:"

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* "Tom Smith, Hermione Granger the Pirate Queen:"

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* Monday was forage. I was shaky as fuck after, but I did manage to post an extra auction anyway after doing the basics around the house. Tuesday I go back down their even earlier for the engine valve. Mid-sleep cycle! Fun!

* The Eartha Kitt Cavett interview is fascinating. She picked cotton as a child and never saw an electric light, a television, a movie, nor knew what they were until her mother died and she was sent to New York. They didn't have books or magazines. It was the 20th Century, but.... Yeah. She also addresses the incident with President Johnson having her blacklisted and getting the FBI to dig up dirt to smear her, which is very relevant considering what 45 is trying to do to that ESPN Commentator right now.

* Fuck Marvel! "Marvel's Nazi Fascism Fixation, Part II: America Is A Lie:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/nazi-captain-america-never-again/

* "The Black Gate is Closed:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/black-gate-closed-two-towers/

* "Independence Day: A Star Wars Story:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/09/independence-day-star-wars-story.html

* ToS Rewatch, Season 2:

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* We need money for car repair and taxes, so ebay time again. These won't sell fast enough to solve this month, but can help with the mess this month leaves behind.: http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethran?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

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* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

* "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

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

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* "'Too fat to fly': Russian women fight back:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41254724

* "Myanmar: footage reveals scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya:" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/sep/14/myanmar-new-footage-reveals-scorched-earth-campaign-against-rohingya

* "Philippines rights body gets $20 budget:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41244704

* "Clinton to Trump: Get over the Twitter stuff, get with diplomacy:"

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* "Clinton: Trump and some staff a clear and present danger to US:"

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* "Clinton: Putin wants to destabilize democracy worldwide:"

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* "Clinton: Trump led people to be more sexist and misogynistic:"

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* This just in: bribery of white house officials now legal. "Trump ethics watchdog moves to allow anonymous gifts to legal defense funds:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/13/trump-ethics-watchdog-legal-defense-242690

* "Treasury secretary requested government jet for European honeymoon:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/treasury-secretary-mnuchin-requested-government-jet-european-honeymoon/story?id=49777076

* "Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls for journalist to be fired:"

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* "Sanders: Medicare for all 'isn't a government takeover':"

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* "Martin Shkreli Sent to Jail After Threatening to Take Hillary Clinton’s Hair:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/martin-shkrelis-bail-revoked-taken-into-custody

* "Jill Soloway - Giving Otherness a Voice on "Transparent" - Extended Interview:"

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* "Scientists hope to restore extinct Galapagos tortoise:" http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/scientists-hope-restore-extinct-galapagos-turtle-species-49828649

* "Joe Arpaio: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* OMG! OMG! "Rebels on Pointe Official Film Trailer:"

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* "Life After Hate:"

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* "Violent Buddhists Target Muslims in Myanmar:"

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* "A Squeeze of the Hand:"

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* I was exhausted, so went to bed super early. Unfortunately, I forgot the cough, so I ended up spending my three hours of coughing in bed not sleeping instead of spending it doing something useful. Sleep, when I got it, was not good. Today's mission was to take Squirrel to get an elderly truck he'd been gifted, which needed a new battery, but otherwise works. It turned out the battery was too far gone for the truck to make it more than a block, so I drove to the battery place where I also got my tires. I'd noticed the passenger tire was low on Monday when I last took it out, and had added air to the to do list. we pulled in and the tire guys gave it a horrified look and asked if we were there for tires. "I hope you didn't buy tat here." "I did, a couple weeks ago. I have a receipt." The man helping us today was the one who looked rather like Tyr from Almighty Johnson's and remembered me and my battery from last Spring. He took the tire off, was horrified that they'd sold it to me and replaced it free. Squirrel's battery was about 30.00, so the trip was a win all around, although it did take all afternoon and more than a quarter tank of gas. Squirrel replaced his battery and followed me home so I could get him if there were problems.

In other news, assholes moved into the apartment we share space with. I say assholes advisedly as they know I am disabled, but are clearly shell gaming the spot, moving a different car in whenever they move the other car out, so we have no change at a turn, knowing full well I'm disabled and need a spot. I feel like this is cheating. It's one thing to come home and find the spot full as the luck of the draw, but I feel like going to those lengths to fuck us over knowing full well we were lied to also is super dickish. Normally, this wouldn't be a big deal, as I'd just park in the disabled spot, but someone with a temp tag good until February is perma parked there (as in, we don;t think they've moved in in the last month). I'm guessing they are really hurt or ill and just don't leave the house for non-doctor things, so I don't begrudge them. Someone is also perma parked in B disabled, which leaves me A on the far side of the complex or random street parking up to a block away. I know objectively, it's not a long distance, for me, walking to and from parking now eats a quarter to a third of the steps I have for a given trip this last couple of weeks and given how bad those two weeks have been physically while the able bodied people hog the shared parking.... I've only spoken to them on the phone, but I hate them now.

Tomorrow, I’m also short sleeped, this time to find out how much the check engine light is going to cost me.

* I've bailed out of AHS: Cult. It was a mix of problems. the first is that while it is important to do art about microaggressions, harassment, the terror that is the straight white conservative cis male, and the horror overtaking our country, this is too on the nose, and I spend my evenings documenting this stuff and have dealt with various versions of it all my life moving about in the world. The result is it's to preachy and preaching to the choir all at once. I might have been more receptive to watching this as entertainment in another year, but this is not the time to do it this way, or it is the time to do art about it, but a little more subtle. One or the other or both. Another problem has to do with some fundamental problems I tend to have with Ryan Murphy around race. Sometimes he does better than others, but it's an area where I don't trust him and nothing I've seen so far this season around race has made me happy. I am also really not trusting his handling of mental illness here. I am hoping it will get better, but I don't trust where this is going or that things will be handled well given past experience. (Look, I love his aesthetics and when he's on, he does some really interesting things. I have enjoyed a bunch of his other things, but he tends to be pretty problematic and sometimes the one balances the other out and sometimes it doesn't for me. YMMV).

Lastly, This whole thing is pretty triggery given my personal history, and with the first factor in play, this is not a good thing for me to be watching in combination. If I'm going to do something this rough to myself I'd rather take another crack at season two of Hannibal a that has a whole lot of things relative to my interests in exchange for a similar set of triggers. This is frankly not giving me anything back in exchange for dragging me through the worst of reddit while triggering me on my personal stuff. I had reached the bit when the cheeto brother was trying to get the woman with the phobias to let him in, doing all the horrible shit rapists and abusers do to women, playing on socialization, and I thought, "I would rather be scrubbing out the litter boxes. That at least results in clean litter boxes.

So I'm out. Maybe he'll do something amazing later, but I'm pretty sure this particular ride is not for me.

* I struggled with what to say about Will when it was on, my thoughts were complicated and not easy to put into words that would make good sense. I don't agree with everything in here, and I DID want a second season to explore the Will/Kit relationship. I also have a lot of thoughts about race in the show: the things they did well and the things I'm still really angry about. For the most part though, this did a better job than I could possibly do talking about the things I was struggling to put into words, and I'm very glad someone managed it. "The Punk-Rock Makeover Will, and Why It Sort of Works:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/will-tnt-review/

* On Catelyn Stark and Sacrifice: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165169790792/to-expand-on-my-minimalistic-answer-just-then#notes

* Book vs. Show Olenna Tyrell: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165176672777/what-do-you-think-of-showolenna-do-you-think-the#notes

* On Jamie Lannister's Arc: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165183268532/does-the-sept-scene-ruin-jaimes-redemptiongrowth#notes

* Jamie Lannister isn't a feminist: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165139180297/would-you-say-his-treatment-of-pia-and-his-concern

* On Cersei Lannister: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165261638582/what-do-you-think-of-the-argument-that-cersei-in

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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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/

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

* "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

* 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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* "Bangladesh calls on Myanmar to take back Rohingya refugees:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/12/bangladesh-sheikh-hasina-calls-on-myanmar-to-take-back-rohingya-refugees

* "Dems say Flynn broke law on security forms:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/politics/democrats-mueller-flynn-middle-east-trip-disclosure/index.html

* "Mike Flynn's son is subject of federal Russia investigation:" https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mike-flynn-s-son-subject-federal-russia-probe-n800741

* "DOJ declines Senate request to interview FBI officials:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/13/politics/fbi-official-interview-request-denied-justice-department/index.html

* "Supreme Court blocks rulings forcing Texas to redraw districts:" http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/350390-supreme-court-blocks-rulings-forcing-texas-to-redraw-districts

* "US Justice Department won't charge Baltimore police officers:" https://apnews.com/8bb9b0fb460746dc87a53ba416789269

* "Taika Waititi speaks out against racism:"

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* "Burials uncovered at Swords Castle dig:" https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/burials-uncovered-at-swords-castle-dig-1.3196904

* "Sex With Ducks: the Music Video by Garfunkel and Oates:"

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* "Musical Instruments as Metaphors (’Black Sails’) :" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/165118450907/musical-instruments-as-metaphors-black-sails

* It turned out the Burton interview was a four parter of which a savoured every bit.

* Reading this, I kept thinking how much better Archer, for all it's faults, handles the same dynamic. "Valerian Doesn't Acknowledge Its Own Protagonist:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/valerian-protagonist-flawed/

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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/

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

* "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

* 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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* I have been disappointed by Aung San Suu Kyi's silence on this issue. now that she does speak, I am furious. "Rohingya crisis: Myanmar 'mining border' as refugees flee:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41176488

* "Hurricane Irma damage considerable:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-41172726

* "Gauri Lankesh: Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-41169817

* How is this not considered corrupt? "Trump gets millions from golf members. CEOs and lobbyists get access to president:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/06/trump-gets-millions-golf-members-ceos-and-lobbyists-get-access-president/632505001/

* "Facebook turns over info on Russian ads to Mueller: report:" http://thehill.com/news-by-subject/technology/349567-facebook-turns-over-info-on-russian-ads-to-mueller-report

* "Trump lawyer to reporter: 'Are you on drugs?':"

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* "Senate resolution to force Trump's hand on condemning Charlottesville hate groups:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/06/senate-charlottesville-trump-hate-groups-242361

* "Kentucky Could Become The Only State Without A Clinic That Performs Abortions:" http://www.npr.org/2017/09/06/548739211/kentucky-could-become-the-only-state-without-a-clinic-that-performs-abortions

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

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* "States file lawsuit challenging Trump decision on Dreamers:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-ny/states-file-lawsuit-challenging-trump-decision-on-dreamers-idUSKCN1BH1HS

* "Admin memo: DACA recipients should prepare to leave:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/05/politics/white-house-memo-daca-recipients-leave/index.html

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

* "Number 18 - Rest In Power Kashmire Redd:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/number-18-rest-in-power-kashmire-redd.html

* How to be an ally, Catholic Priest edition: http://sora-power.tumblr.com/post/165062278467/fatedefied-romancingthebookworm

* "The EPA’s bizarre response to report on Houston contaminants:"

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* "Xiuhtezcatl Martinez - Taking On Climate Change with "We Rise":"

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* "New Roman tombs discovered in Egypt's Dakhla Oasis:" http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/275873/Heritage/GrecoRoman/New-Roman-tombs-discovered-in-Egypts-Dakhla-Oasis.aspx

* "Obama's Shade-Filled Letter to Trump:"

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* "Trump Puts Dreamers' Futures in Congress's Hands:"

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* I should likely warn people I am pretty heavily medicated tonight as my body is really not okay just now and the pain is pretty impressive on top of everything else that is going on with my respiratory system, etc.. Apologies if this effects quality of service. I simply need to be upright for hydration and that wasn't happening without a collection of PRNs on top of standard scheduled meds.

* I am really angry about Alex. Also the cousin, but particularly Alex who deserved better than a fridging. you know, like an arc of her own and some agency. "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 8: Extraction:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/09/the-strain-season-4-episode-8-extraction.html

* Autocorrect changed "cruelty" to "ice cream" on tumblr. If only this alchemy worked in the real world.

* "What do you think are the worst five (or ten if you're feeling particularly salty) instances of the checklist effect?:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164325260992/what-do-you-think-are-the-worst-five-or-ten-if

* "thoughts on tonight’s execution:" http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/165030107058/thoughts-on-tonights-execution

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

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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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "RAF's close combat unit opens to women for the first time:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-41119863

* "Kenya to hold fresh presidential election on October 17:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/09/kenya-hold-fresh-presidential-election-october-17-170904163102705.html

* "Mediterranean rescue ship moves to Myanmar to save Rohingya:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41148552

* "At least 30,000 Rohingya trapped in Myanmar mountains without food:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/04/asia/rohingya-refugees-myanmar-military/index.html

* "BLM Houston Is Handling Its Harvey Business:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/blm-houston-is-handling-its-harvey.html

* "What's The Texas Trans Community Doing In Harvey's Wake?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/whats-texas-trans-community-doing-in.html

* "2800-year-old horse skeleton discovered in eastern Turkey:" https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/08/23/2800-year-old-horse-skeleton-discovered-in-eastern-turkey

* "Polish divers discover secrets... of the Inca:" http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,415114,polish-divers-discover-secrets-of-the-inca.html

* "Passchendaele: The death of Jimmy Morgan and his mouth organ:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-40739915

* "Scientists crack mystery of the luckless apostles of Paris:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-scientists-mystery-luckless-apostles-paris.html

* I am suspecting I now have a secondary infection. I got suddenly much sicker Sunday morning, after a slow upward trajectory towards improvement, and today was so much worse. My lungs are not yet lacey, but they are definitely congested. Apologies for the way this is likely to affect service.

* On the upside, Banner of the Damned has turned out to be amazing. Intelligent asexual protagonist in a really complex, well designed world with multiple climates and cultures. Seriously, things are well thought out on the level of things like how waste is handled for major cities, and with an understanding of how the Monarch's progress can be used as punishment. The protagonist's culture is somewhere between Heian Japan and early Modern Versailles in feel, but the other main culture they deal with is well thought out in an entirely different style, and thee is enough hints about some other cultures woven in to give a feel of a really rich world of which we've only scratched the surface. exactly the sort of thing one wants when one is too ill to sleep easily or well, and forced to hide in the safety of cool filtered air in the bedroom until well after dark.

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 10: Wargasm:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/09/killjoys-season-3-episode-10-wargasm.html

* I completely endorse this. "Sparrows and Lollards: The Historical Parallel:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/164520678072/sparrows-and-lollards-the-historical-parallel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Montrealers rally outside Olympic Stadium to welcome asylum seekers from U.S. :" https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/08/06/montrealers-rally-outside-olympic-stadium-to-welcome-asylum-seekers-from-us.html

* "B-1 bombers key to a U.S. plan to strike North Korean missile sites:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/north-korea/b-1-bombers-key-u-s-plan-strike-north-korean-n791221

* "Mattis to North Korea: Stop actions that could lead to 'destruction of its people':" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/09/politics/mattis-pentagon-north-korea/index.html

* Fuck's sake. "First Baptist's Robert Jeffress: ‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un’:" https://www.dallasnews.com/life/faith/2017/08/08/first-baptists-robert-jeffress-god-given-trump-authority-take-kim-jong-un

* Headdesk. "Trump was improvising his North Korea statement:"

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* Remember how Jeff session's idea for drug policy was to dramatically increase mass incarceration for tiny amounts of pot? It turns out 45's plan is basically "Just Say No?" I feel like we've all traveled back in time, especially with Republican tax policy being designed to rob from the poor and middle class to give to the rich and Republican foreign policy being "attempt to proke a nuclear war for funsies* and the whole President unable to understand written policy briefs thing.

* "Trump on opioid crisis: Just tell kids not to do drugs:"

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* "Trump looks to friends to fill important US prosecutor positions:"

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* I thought we were forever done with time traveling Obama news, but 45 is claiming that some how President Obama's 30 year plan to refurbish our nuclear arsenal is somehow already completed and really Trump's idea. Somehow?

* "Monumental ‘Trump Chicken’ Roosts Near The White House:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/someone-put-a-giant-inflatable-trump-chicken-outside-the-white-house_us_598bc01ee4b0449ed507cf99

* "FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort’s home:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/fbi-conducted-predawn-raid-of-former-trump-campaign-chairman-manaforts-home/2017/08/09/5879fa9c-7c45-11e7-9d08-b79f191668ed_story.html?utm_term=.2d0d3e96e472

* "FBI Manafort raid seen as 'shock and awe' moment in Trump-Russia:"

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* "Judge greenlights lawsuit against two psychologists responsible for CIA’s use of waterboarding:" https://mic.com/articles/183453/judge-greenlights-lawsuit-against-two-psychologists-responsible-for-cias-use-of-waterboarding?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.5BjFnEHIc

* "A Minnesota mosque was bombed — and America’s failed anti-extremism policies are to blame:" https://mic.com/articles/183426/a-minnesota-mosque-was-bombed-and-americas-failed-anti-extremism-policies-are-to-blame?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.3bD6dd8j6

* "27 Scottish Words And Phrases To Describe The Weather:" https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/scotland/articles/27-scottish-words-and-phrases-to-describe-the-weather/

* "Kim Jong-Un Responds To Donald Trump:"

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* "North Korea, The U.S. Just Isn't That Into You:"

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* "Trump's Team Bans The Term 'Climate Change':"

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* A am convinced that unearthly chittering squeal ins the front driver's side brake dying, as that's what a dying break normally sounds like. Squirrel's "friend who knows cars" insists it's to do with the new belt. I need to see about getting them to check the belts, as we do not have 350.00 for a brake job. Sigh. I expect tires and wipers which must be done this month to be 80.00 we can't afford also. Ugh.

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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/

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

* 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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Couture and Conflict in Lebanon - States of Undress:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/states-of-undress-couture-and-conflict-in-lebanon/596cf57d43ec1aac57fd22ba

* "Royal-turned-warlord and opium pioneer of the Golden Triangle: Olive Yang dies aged 90 :" https://coconuts.co/yangon/features/royal-turned-warlord-opium-pioneer-golden-triangle-olive-yang-dies-aged-90/

* "Ivory Coast seizes record haul of pangolin scales:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ivorycoast-wildlife-pangolins-idUSKBN1AD1SA

* "Venezuela crisis: Deadly clashes amid tense election for assembly:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40769737

* "Trump threatens to end ObamaCare payments unless repeal passes:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/344463-trump-threatens-to-end-csr-payments-if-healthcare-reform-isnt-passed

* "Kelly sworn in as Trump's second chief of staff:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/31/politics/john-kelly-chief-of-staff/index.html

* "Kelly called Comey to express anger over firing, sources say:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/31/politics/kelly-comey-phone-call-angry/index.html

* 45 fired Scaramucci. O.o

* "Sam Brownback: 3 things to know about Trump’s nominee for ambassador-at-large for religious freedom:" https://mic.com/articles/182942/sam-brownback-3-things-to-know-about-trumps-nominee-for-ambassador-at-large-for-religious-freedom?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.EQIFEOEOm

* "Centrist lawmakers plot bipartisan health care stabilization bill:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/30/obamacare-health-care-stabilization-241151

* "Collins: Trump's threat to end ObamaCare payments won't change my vote:" http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/344549-collins-trumps-threat-to-end-obamacare-payments-wont-change-my-vote

* "Republicans Face Tough Choice: Repeal Obamacare or Cut Taxes:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-31/republicans-face-tough-choice-repeal-obamacare-or-cut-taxes

* "Hackers breach dozens of voting machines brought to conference:" http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/344488-hackers-break-into-voting-machines-in-minutes-at-hacking-competition

* "Trump's vote fraud commission couldn't be more divided:" http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-vote-fraud-commission-hopelessly-divided-n785461

* "Sen. Jeff Flake says Republican Party has "lost its way":" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/senator-jeff-flake-republican-party-lost-its-way/

* "KING: Black victims should get the same justice as Justine Damond:" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-black-victims-justice-justine-damond-article-1.3354520

* "Trump appears to advocate rough police treatment of suspects:" https://apnews.com/64169ad2576b4fc98ae8febc3554155d/Trump-appears-to-advocate-rough-police-treatment-of-suspects

* "Why capitalism clings to fossil fuels:" https://socialistworker.org/2017/04/20/why-capitalism-clings-to-fossil-fuels

* "These wondrous sea wolves swim for miles and live off the watery wilds:" https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/animals/these-wondrous-sea-wolves-swim-miles-and-live-watery-wilds/

* "Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined:" http://www.sciencealert.com/octopus-and-squid-evolution-is-officially-weirder-than-we-could-have-ever-imagined

* "Stephen Takes A Front-Stab At Scaramucci's Phone Interview:"

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* "Samantha Bee Could Leap Into Justin Trudeau's Arms At Any Moment:"

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* "Samantha Bee's Homage To Jared Kushner's Iraq Photo:"

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* Snerk. "Game of Thrones: Season 7 Episode 3:" http://imgur.com/a/CrxVK#2qXsjk0

* "What you missed on 7x02 of Game of Thrones:" http://bb8s.tumblr.com/post/163379120284/what-you-missed-on-7x02-of-game-of-thrones

* "Divide and Fail to Conquer:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/divide-fail-conquer/

* "Sunday Sweets: Ombre Treats:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/7/30/sunday-sweets-ombre-treats.html

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 5: Attack on the Rack:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/killjoys-season-3-episode-5-attack-on.html

*****
* 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/

* 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

* 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
https://help.lgbtnet.org/en
https://help.lgbtnet.org/chechnya-en

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Grenfell Tower fire: Two more hospitals fail fire safety checks:" http://www.bbc.com/news/health-40525143

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "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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* 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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* "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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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "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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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* 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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* Full list of Resistance and charity links has been migrated to my profile as it was getting out of hand.

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

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

*****

* 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

*****

* 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.

******

* 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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