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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* 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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* "Yemen hospital battles world's worst cholera outbreak:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-40443989/yemen-hospital-battles-world-s-worst-cholera-outbreak

* "Cardinal Pell: Vatican treasurer denies Australia sex offences:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40439489

* "White House could offer to roll back sanctions in first Trump-Putin meeting:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/29/white-house-sanctions-first-trump-putin-meeting

* "Trump allies work to smear FBI, discredit Russia investigation:"

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* "Stepsister, Yes; Grandma, No: U.S. Sets Guidelines for Revised Travel Ban:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/28/us/politics/homeland-security-prepares-to-issue-travel-restrictions.html

* "Trump Attacks ‘Crazy’ Mika Brzezinski: She Was ‘Bleeding Badly From a Face-Lift’:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-tweets-mika-was-bleeding-badly-from-a-face-lift

* "CBO: Republican health care bill will get worse with age:"

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* O.o "House panel votes to force new debate on terror war:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/29/congress-vote-authorize-war-islamic-state-240095

* "We Are the Sum of Our Stories - Kameron Hurley:" http://www.kameronhurley.com/lita-talk-sum-stories/

* "Trolls, hypocrites and performance artists are trying to hack our lives. Don’t let them.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2017/06/19/trolls-hypocrites-and-performance-artists-are-trying-to-hack-our-lives-dont-let-them/?utm_term=.ea194f94fdbe

* "Teaching The Camera To See My Skin:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/syreetamcfadden/teaching-the-camera-to-see-my-skin?utm_term=.ieaa46DJm2#.ouG6yxaYM9

* "Which jobs do economists say create the largest spillover benefits for society?:" https://80000hours.org/2017/06/which-jobs-do-economists-say-create-the-largest-spillover-benefits-for-society/

* "Some basic medieval fashion terms:" http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/162422332481/some-basic-medieval-fashion-terms

* "Abraham Lincoln Doesn't Want Trump In The Hall Of Presidents:"

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* "Trump Thinks Healthcare Is Something You Can Win:"

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* "Yet Another Baker Who Won't Make Cakes For Same-Sex Weddings:"

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* "Dinosaur Decathalon - The Gong Show:"

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* I unironically adored this. "Zombie Ballet - The Gong Show:"

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* "What poet should I fight?:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162424963292/what-poet-should-i-fight

* I really want a quality TV version of Bombshells on STARZ or Netflix.

* "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back with Superheroines:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/two-steps-forward-one-step-back-with-superheroines/

* "Salim the Cinnamon Roll and Gay Muslim Representation:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/salim-the-cinnamon-roll-and-gay-muslim-representation/

* "I actually think you’ve picked good examples to show that GRRM tries to minimise the role of coincidences (which do have their place) and move his plot along through plausible character action.:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/162420744802/maybe-its-presentism-influencing-me-but-dont

* Two Days left. One no bid. I'm a hundred down on bills, plus we haven't money for electricity and Internet as we had to pay for car repairs (four hundred), so clearly it's ebay time.: http://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "London attack: What we know so far:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-40147164

* 45, having not even the tiniest dollop of basic decency immediately hurled insults at the Muslim Mayor of London for acting rationally, something 45 can never be accused of, and used the dead to scream for a Muslim Ban, even though he did not call for measures against white supremacist groups in the wake of the white supremacist terrorist attack in Portland last week which he barely acknowledged. 45 also used rhetoric that couldn't have been better designed to help Daesh and Al-Qaeda recruiters if he had actually tried, because tantrums are always better than acting like reasonable and empathetic adults would act in the mind of republicans.

* Impeachment: Lawful Evil vs. Chaotic Evil: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161419285532/breelandwalker-lostgodsandlonelybeasts-im

* "Warren: The only thing we’ve got is your voices:"

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* "Hate crimes rise during age of Trump:"

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* "2 Catholic nuns fall in love, divorce the church … and then tie the knot:" http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/09/30/2-catholic-nuns-fall-in-love-divorce-the-church-and-then-tie-the-knot/

* "The one where Medea saves her kids: lost classics of Greek tragedy :" https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/nov/10/the-one-where-medea-saves-her-kids-lost-classics-of-greek-tragedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "Iraq must invest in education to secure its future:" http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/05/iraq-invest-education-secure-future-170527103925684.html

* I spent most of the week pondering why we've pulled out of the Paris Climate Accords. Objectively the Accords are good for business and the planet. Pulling out does not benefit 45 personally on a financial level as far as I can tell, which is his usual reason for doing anything. It is bad for business and property owners. Exxon and the other oil companies are against it. It's likely going to harm workers as there are already more jobs in clean energy than there are in coal and sticking with the goals we agreed on would create jobs. His stated reason are entirely lies as China and India did not "get a better deal" and the "evidence" he sited was clearly pulled out of his ass. I was honestly stumped. Thursday night, a friend pointed out that he's likely doing it for the benefit of the Russian Oil Company, Rosneft, and so it's likely a favor for Putin and his Kleptocrats at the expense of our country and the long term survival of civilization and the World. Ah. I have mulled it since and it does seem the only logical explanation.

* 45 has decided that all employers should have an absolute right to stop employees from taking birth control, and the rule is going into effect very soon. "Trump attacks birth control amid scandal circus distraction:"

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* Why do any thing substantive when you can be self righteous while victim blaming? "Kentucky Governor Plans for Dealing with a Rising Murder Rate? Pray it Away:" http://www.mediaite.com/online/kentucky-governor-plans-for-dealing-with-a-rising-murder-rate-pray-it-away/

* "Parents Forced to Go Public About Racism Experienced by Students, Leading Administration to Finally Respond:" http://atlantablackstar.com/2017/06/01/parents-forced-go-public-racism-experienced-students-leading-administration-finally-respond/

* "25 inmates told the same disturbing story: Officers turned rural road crew into torture.:" http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/special-reports/article152337452.html

* "Ramadan for non-Muslims: An etiquette guide:" http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/04/us/ramadan-non-muslims-etiquette-guide/index.html

* "Vixy & Tony - Mal's Song:"

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* There is a Wicked Girls parody about Horror Movie Survival: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/158628414810/filkyeahfilk-series-filksong-genealogy

* There is a hole in my ceiling and I am cleaning up plaster mess, but I no longer have a drip. The bad news is I woke up sick. They are giving it time to dry and should be back next week to plaster. It did mean two men in work boots with ladders and tools, which Tavy did not like. he held out until they had to come into my room to shut off the water, at which point he hid. We did get back to sleep by lunch time, and he curled up where he could look right into my face from close up when he was worried. Oh, and we pilled poor LM.

Judging by type of cough, this is likely viral. It's debilitating and messing hard with my ability to concentrate, is making me irritatingly emotional, and will likely mess with the quality of my posting this weekend, but I am not expecting this one to escalate like the two month pneumonia of February/March did. I may need to lie down a lot and my typing with be the suck, but do not worry about me.

* Midsummer Night's Dream Cow Poem: http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/160554986261/magic-and-moonlit-wings-daughter-of-prospero

* They actually ran the Dick Cavett with Robin Williams. Part of why it was so magic at the time was that he was only on Mork and Mindy, or in clubs doing Improve. There would be comedy specials soon after, which we loved, but back then, unless you could go to see him live, you didn't get to see what he was like outside of that half hour show, which we mostly had to listen to on the radio as choir practice let out when the show was starting. If we rushed home we could see the last act. There was no looking them up on line back then and no video tape. If you missed a thing you missed it all all you could do was hope for reruns. I'm not sure I can convey any of this to anyone younger than me, that we had literally never seen anything like this, and we had no way of going back and watching this particular performance again. I saw this show once nearly four decades ago, and my Mother and I would still reference it when she was alive, our mutual experience of it, the only real proof we had that we'd seen it at all, much as with that mind blowing Richard Pryor show that got cancelled almost right away as it freaked out the Network Suits.

It turned out it was a two night thing, with Robin Williams doing his first ever talk show interview, which I had not seen as a child in '79, as the first night. It was the second night that Mother and I saw with the improvised pseudo Shakespeare. His humor turns out to be sporadically rather more casually racist than I remember him being later in his career, which breaks my heart more than a little, even though I know his later stuff wasn't cringe worthy that way. The pseudo Shakespeare was delightful though, and way more racy and homoerotic than I was able to understand at that age. It holds up, where so much of the rest of it doesn't. It is kind of amazing to me that Cavett was able to keep up as well as he did, even knowing Cavett had a background in stand up and was a comedy writer before he because an interviewer. Robin Williams eventually outpaced him, but the by play was hilarious and they really did shockingly well together. I am very glad I got to see it, even if the rest of it was a tad disappointing.

The crowd work had a few cute moments, but mostly was piffle that didn't really go anywhere. I think the more focused premise in the Shakespeare bit helped by giving them a framework to hang the nonsense on, making the jokes more apt to land.

I am suspecting I conflated it with a second occasion as there is a bit I remember that wasn't in there.

* The hat meme keeps getting better: http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/161373308871/xbrokenbutfabulousxstuff-puppetpuppe

* "The Evolution of Wonder Woman:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2017/06/the-evolution-of-wonder-woman.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "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
gwydion: (Default)
* We have launched 59 Tomahawk Missiles at a Syrian Government air base near Homs.

* "Is Russia clamping down on Jehovah Witnesses?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39508555

* Devin Nunes has recused himself in the Russia/Treason investigation in the House. The ethics committee is investigating him for obvious reasons.

* We need to be better than this. "This Sunday's Parade Showed The Less Tolerant Side of Pride:" http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/immigrant-rights-activists-attacked-while-protesting-at-phoenix-pride-9215919

* "US Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals Full Panel Rules You Can't Be Fired For Being Gay:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/us-seventh-circuit-court-of-appeals.html

* "Big Trans Rights Win In Illinois D211!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/big-trans-rights-win-in-illinois-d211.html

* "It's About Our Kids:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/its-about-our-kids.html

* "The White House Correspondents' Dinner As Imagined By Trump:"

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* "Finally, The Muppets Collaborate With Sean Spicer:"

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* "Susan Rice's 'Unmasking' Allegations Explained By Scooby Doo:"

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* "The Late Show's Celebrity Pet Peeves, Vol. 2:"

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* Tavy woke up entirely recovered, much to my relief. I spent the evening taking a friend around on errands. I acquired the tomato starts and a rather iffy basil start. I may need to find another basil later in season, but all my bases are covered. While I was watering, I found a bunch more green starts, so did a massive rearrange, which lead me to discover the asparagus is already producing! I missed the first crop, which is fine. I will have to check regularly. I'm not used to them producing so soon in season, as my experience with them is all from Pennsylvania.

* National Poetry Month: "City That Does Not Sleep by Federico García Lorca:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159283976905/city-that-does-not-sleep-by-federico-garc%C3%ADa-lorca

"I Will Wade Out - e.e. cummings:"

* If you were wondering how the baby sling we were gifted is working for Tavy, it was a hug help during this emergency for naps. He likes being pressed against my chest and encircled securely. He's not a fan of riding around in it, but he tolerates it and it makes it easier to say, go get water.

In related news, Tavy has learned to reboot the computer. Cats.

* "Billy, make it so.:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/139512558337/billy-make-it-so

* "Eleanor’s storyline foreshadowed:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/158248948442/eleanors-storyline-foreshadowed

* "Is Billy Bones a virgin?:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/137492198162/is-billy-bones-a-virgin

* The Real Superman: http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/158913213723/one-thing-that-amazes-me-is-the-rightwingers-like

* "The Expanse Moves Forward In Leaps:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-expanse-s02-e11/

* "Thomas Hamilton as Ariadne & Multiple layers of mythology:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159265343257/thomas-hamilton-as-ariadne-multiple-layers-of

* "Into the Badlands, Season 2, Episode 3: Red Sun, Silver Moon:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/04/into-badlands-season-2-episode-3-red.html

* "The Walking Dead Brings us 'Tigris ex Machina' in a Wild Season 7 Finale:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/walking-dead-tigris-ex-machina-season-7-finale/


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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
gwydion: (Default)
* TW: Pedophilia. "Nearly 2,000 Catholic Church figures implicated in child sex abuse report:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-06/royal-commission-into-child-sexual-abuse-begins-in-sydney/8242600

* "Leaked Trump tape: 'You are the special people':" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-leaked-audio-clubs-guests-235161

* "In a month, the Trump family has cost taxpayers almost as much as the Obamas did in a year:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-costs-trips-security-taxpayer-barack-obama-month-year-a7586261.htm

* I've been weeping over this off and on for two days, both the desecration and the kindness. "‘Every person deserves to rest in peace': American Muslims raising money to repair vandalized Jewish cemetery:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-life/wp/2017/02/21/every-person-deserves-to-rest-in-peace-american-muslims-raising-money-to-repair-vandalized-jewish-cemetery/?utm_term=.7a17157b83ea

* Trump has rescinded Title 9 protections for trans students as part of Jeff Sessions' pro-bullying anti-education/anti-civil rights agenda over Betsy DeVos' (of all people) initial objections. According to the administration, removing protections from trans children will somehow "protect all students to encourage civility in our classrooms." Presumably "all students" really just means bullies, because somehow I'm doubting that the trans children are feeling particularly safe just now.

* I went out for forage, library, and to pay a small bill today. There were two pro Trump people out demonstrating in a construction zone. The creep with the big Trump banner saw what colour I was and smiled and gave me the thumbs up, assuming my support. I desperately wanted to give him the finger, but was turning and navigating construction cut outs and resulting traffic confusion. I am still angry my worry about not accidentally side swiping erratically moving traffic left him the impression I signed on to any part of his agenda. Yuck.


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

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* This is horrific. "Japan knife attack: At least 19 dead:" http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/25/world/japan-knife-attack-deaths/index.html

* "Hollande: French church attacked in name of ISIS:" http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/26/europe/france-normandy-church-hostage/

* "Munich attack: Afghan teen arrested over possible role:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/munich-attack-afghan-teen-arrested-role-160725040736992.html

* "“I’m just exploring all my options”:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/147979438632/im-just-exploring-all-my-options

* "how curious the lessons my mother taught me were never imparted to my brother :" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/148041116442/i-tell-him-here-is-where-the-fork-goes-which

* Jack Rackham and the School for Love vs. Flint and Dionysus, plus a ridiculously long comment by me about Bacchus, Dionysius, ancient Greek and Roman religion, and how is applies to Flint and Silver. "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 9):" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/147998788537/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-9

* What Black Women invented: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/147986037277/since-youre-such-a-smart-ass-what-exactly-did

* "Classic Hollywood’s Secret: Studios Wanted Their Stars to Have Abortions:" http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/07/classic-hollywood-abortion?mbid=social_facebook

* "The Battle Over the Sea-Monkey Fortune:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/magazine/the-battle-over-the-sea-monkey-fortune.html?_r=0

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

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

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* I was watching a foreign language film and there was this extremely fat character, and what fascinated me about him was that the movie treated this as unmarked. The point of the character was his expertise and empathy, not his weight. There were no crass fat jokes. It was not an "issues" roll. There was no intervention. There were no physical comedy beats focued on his weight. No one referenced hi body at all. The character could have been any weight at all and just happened to be very, very fat. I was beautiful.

I thought, when was the last time I saw any media made in America with a fat character where the point of the character implicitly or explicitly had nothing to do with the character's weight? I'm not thinking of any off the top of my head. In American movies and television weight is always a problem. It is the subject of shaming news reports. It is subject to ugly fatphobic jokes. It is used in dehumanizing ways, like the murrder victim in Seven. Fat bodies are often depicted as disgusting or shut ins or villians. It is used to mark a character as sexually undesirable or as a particular often racialized stereotype. It can occasionally be used well in a feminist sense to call out fatphobia as it was used in Spy, but it is never ever an unmarked trait as it was in this film.

That strikes me as pretty fucked up, given the givens. Why can't we have fat people just being people with character traits and narrative purpose that has nothing to do with our fucked up body shaming? Why can't fat people just be people in our media?

* "Three things being a (failed) beauty queen taught me about being a writer:" https://avian30.com/2016/03/25/three-things-being-a-failed-beauty-queen-taught-me-about-being-a-writer/

* Last weekend, Squirrel wandered through on the way to the kitchen and was shocked to hear me screaming in frustration, "Outlaw them! Outlaw them all! Send everyone of them to Norway and let the Norwegians sort them out!" at the Saga of the People of Reykjadal and Killer-Skuta. I never said I was easy to live with.

* Proof I'm not a proper adult #11: I still think of St. Sebastian as the Patron Saint of Bondage and Kink in general.

* So I'm rewatching TNG. You would think, I'd have been all over Star Trek: The Next Generation, seeing as how I was raised on ToS. (My dad and I watched the reruns over and over through my growing up. I watched the animated series when it was new. I had a Kirk and spock action figures. I had the damned colourforms.) The thing is, the first season was a very complicated year for me involving nearly dying three times amoung other things and I saw only the finale. The next two seasons of TNG coincided with me being a Philosophy Monk with little access to television and I missed the first half of the fourth season because I had no television at all.

My friends in Corvallis were very into it. My Lover was very into it. I ended up watching the back half of the forth season in real time while catching up on the older seasons as I could find them. The result was, that Tasha Yar was a sort of legend, much talked about and debated by my friends, who spent a lot of time just generally on analysis. The Tasha I imagined was amazing. When syndication finally brought her around to me, I was less impressed. The version I'd built in my head was so much better than the one on the screen.

This is emblematic of the my experience in general. I know it's get better. I remember the dramatic improvement in the final season. There are a lot of characters in the show, I liked, but my opinion of the hot mess the writers made of the first season and the sexism in general and occasional cringe worthy racism in the portion of the first season I have seen thus far validate my anger and disappointment in these things back when the show was new.

The writing of the women is just terrible. I may try to write another time about just why Tasha is a disappointment to me and always has been, but I haven't the heart for it just now. My original complaints about Deanna Troi stand. She and her power are written incredibly inconsistently. You can see the poor actress trying to work with what she's given and carry with dignity the outfits they put her in. I do not blame her, nor do I blame the woman playing Tasha. It's outright the fault of the writers who never bothered to sit down and conceive of either of the characters as whole human beings the way they did with the male characters. I knew this going in, though the pervasiveness of the problem startled me rather. The writers decided to make both of them some degree of incompetent, unlike all the male core crew who are all depicted a good at their jobs. This is particularly the case with Deanna, who I know will turn out to be the world's worst shrink, though I haven't gotten to the parts that show that yet.

It's a problem. So is first season Beverly Crusher, though not as obvious a problem as with the other two. This was a surprise to me as I missed it 20+ years ago, maybe because of my youth at the time and maybe because I saw her first in a much more developed form, midway through TNG's total run. By then she was more fleshed out. Back here in firt season, she is allowed to be competent at her job, but outside of the job, her characterization revolves around being Wesley's mother, her dead husband, and her possible relationship with Picard. She's not quite a whole person yet, but it's easy not to notice.

Then there are so many problems with the plots. So. Many. Problems. Them not having any kind of hazmat type suits when they go to investigate what might be a deadly biological or chemical hazard and not even bothering with gloves when handling bodies. The over use of Q in the first half of first season. I think, like the Borg, a little Q goes a long way. Use him to often and he is annoying and he loses his punch. So many of the plots fall apart like tissue paper. I can see the bones of what the show can be in some of the characters and plots, but season on is a mess.

There were surprises. Beta version Ferengi are embarrassing, especially as I'd just been watching the first half of DS9 where they are people with a culture instead of bouncing around hissing and... hard to believe they could run, let alone build star ships. I... like Wesley a bit better than I did back in the day. I had always been of the opinion that the problems with Wesley Crusher, like the problems with Ms. Troi could be traced to the writing. I always said the acting was excellent and that may actually have been part o the problem. Wil Wheaton was clearly taking the part as written and playing Wesley as a coherent person, made as believable as he could manage given the writing. I think a worse actor might have protected himself more obnoxious elements in the character as written. Instead, Wil Wheaton takes it all the way. I could actually spot the individual episodes that made my friends so angry at the character. I can see exactly why the character was so hated by that first audience. This time, I notice the nuance that is there whenever the script lets Mr. Wheaton display it. It is, in it's way as admirable as poor Sir Anthony Hopkins in Bram Stoker's Dracula trying valiantly to play the part as Mr. stoker actually wrote it in his book and make occasionally complete nonsense lines sound not only like sense, but things Book Von Helsing would have said even as the rest of the actors appear to be playing space aliens with no familiarity with the book or human behavior. I know liking Wil Wheaton is cool now, but back then I was often the lone voice in the room standing up for his acting and vilifying the writers (which I also did for Marina Sirtis, who I felt was unfairly blamed for the craptastic writing she was given to work with). Anyway, I see whole episodes now I'm in the back half of Season One, where I do like Wesley, which is a real surprise, since the ones I remember liking him in were later in the character run. (I still stand by the opinion my lover and I at the time had, which was they should have evolved Wesley in a completely different direction than they ended up doing, but that's another story). Anyway, another surprise is how violent and impulsive season One Picard is. I suspect they were trying to make him more like Kirk, though by the time I started watching it, Riker bore Kirk's mantle and Picard had grown into the Picard I remember. It's a subtle thing I missed first time around from not watching them in the right order.

This time, I am also really seeing the seams: the places they are trying to do the Original Series vs. the bits where you can see the characteristic TNG showing through. The result is a weird patchwork. I think I'd be having more fun picking it a part if the pervasive sexism weren't so exhausting.

* "Lord of the Rings Re-Read: A Knife in the Dark:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/lord-rings-re-read-knife-dark/

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

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* "Exposure of Trump get-rich-quick scheme undercuts business image:"

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* "Head Of Homeland Security Destroys Ted Cruz For Asking Extremely Dumb Question At Hearing :" http://addictinginfo.org/2016/06/30/head-of-homeland-security-destroys-ted-cruz-for-asking-extremely-dumb-question-at-hearing-video/

* "Republican legislature kills dream of Medicaid expansion for 50,000 South Dakotans:" http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/6/27/1542990/-Republican-legislature-kills-dream-of-Medicaid-expansion-for-50-000-South-Dakotans?detail=facebook

* "Trump in 1993: 'They don't look Indian':"

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* "Transgender military members achieve inclusion as ban is lifted:"

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* "Laverne Cox - How "Orange Is the New Black" Approaches Trans Incarceration:"

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* "'We as a people will become afraid of the ocean':"

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* "5 Things That Are Harder Than Registering To Vote, Featuring President Obama :"

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* "Former London Mayor Boris Johnson's Unexpected Appearance on an Adult Website:"

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* "What the Actual Fact? - Donald Trump's Garbage-Wall Speech:"

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* Tone isn’t substance. "Popelash 2016: The Unpopening - Pope Francis Calls for an Apology to the LGBT Community:"

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* "#HashItOut with Franchesca Ramsey - Kanye West's "Famous" Video:"

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

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* "Bangladesh student Nazimuddin Samad hacked to death:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35983979

* "In historic move, the largest U.S. branch of Judaism backs transgender rights:" http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-reform-jews-transgender-20151105-story.html

* I have some issues with the conclusions as to meaning and purpose, but the observations about the clothing look sound. "World famous ancient Siberian Venus figurines 'are NOT Venuses after all':" http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0213-world-famous-ancient-siberian-venus-figurines-are-not-venuses-after-all/

* TW: Rape. "Tabletop Gaming has a White Male Terrorism Problem :" http://latining.tumblr.com/post/141567276944/tabletop-gaming-has-a-white-male-terrorism-problem

* "'I Grew Up In The Shadow Of This': Writer Reflects On His Brother's Murder:" http://www.npr.org/2016/03/19/470280320/i-grew-up-in-the-shadow-of-this-writer-reflects-on-his-brothers-murder?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=business&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20160321

* I am thirsty, but there is a kitten asleep on my thighs so I can't get up: A Story of Me.

* "Flint can be read as either gay or bi!:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/141551757652/can-we-please-agree-that-flint-can-be-read-as

* I’m not big on the Freudian aspects here, nor an I in agreement about certain assertions about the unconscious in general, but the rest of this is spot on and dovetails with a lot of my thinking about Flint and Billy Bones’ psychology. "A Freudian finale:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/142309987812/a-freudian-finale

* "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 8) :" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/142458176357/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-8

* EBAYs, 2 no Bid:

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

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

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* Super Tuesday: Cumulative Delegates: Rep: Trump 285, Cruz 160, Rubio 87, Kasich 25, Carson 8. Total needed 1237. Dem: Clinton 1001 (About half super delegates), Sanders: 371 (most pledged). Total needed 2383.

* "Religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts, study finds:" http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/06/religious-children-less-altruistic-secular-kids-study

* "When chickens go wild:" http://www.nature.com/news/when-chickens-go-wild-1.19195

* So I'm about five days in on that thing where my body temperature yoyos up to four degrees (two either way off normal) in the space of twelve hours. This is a thing that has happened my whole life. The bit of my brain that regulates body temperature is intermittently glitchy, and if you put my body under any kind of stress at all, it becomes really glitchy. The lung infection is holding steady. The sleep situation is not good, because that's another part of my brain that glitches. The whole marathon commitment on insufficient sleep thing over the weekend knocked that out of whack, which is normal for me. (Seriously, in grad school I'd sometimes be awake for 2-3 days without stimulants and back when I was dying there were a couple weeks not long before they removed Herberton, my tumor colony, where I was subsisting on a half hour to two hours of sleep out of twenty four). So that's out of whack, and my sleep is in the four hours at a stretch range.

It's no big deal, but it means quality and quantity of posts are lower right now, which is likely something you've noticed. Monday's Surprise RL ate a lot of my time as it meant me having the car when Squirrel needed it and me ferrying him to his commitments so I could make mine. In between was the Black sails Commentary, which ate everything else I could have theoretically done yesterday except feeding myself. Tuesday I did what I could to catch up on the things I let slide for the previous three days. I was only partially successful, but that ate most of today's spoons and a big chunk of time. It's why I wasn't on GoB even though I know there are people very much wanting to talk to my people. For this I apologize as well. I did go out to the time traveling book drop, and as Squirrel was kind enough to have bought dish soap, I could spend the money I had slotted for that on other much needed cleaning supplies at the dollar store. I mention because the young man at the register was stunningly beautiful. Like he could be a fashion model beautiful. He even had a perfectly placed for the 18th Century beauty mark. Don't worry, I do not impose on people far too young for me, nor would I want to do anything. It was just startling to see someone like that out in the world.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* There have been bombings in Istanbul, Turkey and Jakarta, Indonesia recently, likely both Daesh inspired. I'm not up to writing about either of them properly, but that does not mean I am not distressed for injured survivors and the families of the dead.

* They have arrested three people in connection to the attacks in Jakarta.

* They have found a new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone and are taking measures to trace his contacts.

* The Anglican Union is sanctioning the Episcopalian church for the US Church's insistent on doing same sex ceremonies. You know how I keep saying Episcopalians are way left of the communion as a whole? Yeah. So they are bared from leadership etc. for three years. I wonder what my mother would say if she were still alive. She was very involved in church politics in her area and was strongly in favour of moving with the times.

* "Burkina Faso security forces attack hotel:" http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/15/world/gunmen-attack-hotel-in-burkina-faso-capital/

* TW: Hate Speech, Calls for Genocide. "Radical pastor names GOP candidates as guests at political event:"

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* "Clinton draws distinction from Sanders:"

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* "The credibility of Mayor Rahm Emanuel:"

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* "Clinton chastises Snyder on Flint, state calls for federal help:"

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* "Michigan's Toxic Water Crisis:"

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* "A Methane Emergency in California:"

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* "Dildos for the Oregon Militia:"

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* The tea party was lovely and delicious and it is nice to see people, but I was too tired to stay as long as intended.

* Damn I'm going to miss Alan Rickman so much. "We Happy Few:" http://cmdr-zoom.livejournal.com/493582.html

* This makes a beautiful World. "What if Harry Potter, the chosen one, had turned out to be a squib?:" http://ink-splotch.tumblr.com/post/136242702639/what-if-harry-potter-the-chosen-one-had-turned

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

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

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

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

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* At least 717 people participating in the Hajj were killed in a surge at a sacred pillar in Mecca during the pebble throwing. There are no words. My thoughts are with the families of the dead and with the injured.

* Indonesia has been burning for over a week. They haven't the water or firefighters, so it will likely to continue to burn throughout October. It's causing record high pollution in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. Schools are closed in parts of Sumatra and a lot of people are sick from the smoke.

* 25 were killed by a suicide bomber at a mosque in Yemen during a service for the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

* "Not Feeling Pope Francis' USA Visit:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/09/not-feeling-pope-francis-usa-visit.html

* "18 Real Things Donald Trump Has Actually Said About Women:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/18-real-things-donald-trump-has-said-about-women_55d356a8e4b07addcb442023?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000030

* "Ben Carson cashes in on anti-Muslim remarks, moves on to which party is 'getting over racism' better:" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/24/1424464/-Ben-Carson-cashes-in-on-anti-Muslim-remarks-moves-on-to-which-party-is-getting-over-racism-better?detail=tumblr#

* He's literally dying of stage four lung cancer and there reason for denying him is drugvs will "reduce alertness." "Vietnam veteran denied pain pills after testing positive for marijuana:" http://wbay.com/2015/09/09/vietnam-veteran-denied-pain-pills-after-testing-positive-for-marijuana/

* "For Halloween 2015, Just Say No To Blackface:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/09/for-halloween-2015-just-say-no-to.html

* So I got awakened early with a dental cancellation, so I'm still short sleeped, but the small cavity is now filled. Of course the new guy didn't believe me about Novocaine being way less effective on me than normal people and wearing off quickly, but he did not wait until it wore off to drill, so that's above average for a new dentist encountering my weird body response to drugs. (I'm not a red head, but I had natural auburn mixed in my chestnut before my hair started darkening with age and I have a lot of Irish blood. My theory is a red hair recessive, and red hair genes are often paired with resistance to Novocaine genes, so maybe a partially expressed resistance to Novocaine, which I'll take over immunity to Novocaine. I've had stitches and teeth drilled after the Novocaine wore off and it really fucking hurts. This guy went to work as soon as I was numb, which I'll take over the third choice which is a stronger numbing agent. The Novocaine lasted while he was working. The hygienist then set up the metal bits while he examined someone else and by the time she was done the Novocaine had started to wear off enough for me to feel out the architecture with my supposed to be still numb tongue. Once the filling was done, I commended his perfect timing what with the Novocaine wearing off, and he was all Wow! You weren't kidding! It was a minor filling and everything is fine.

I was not up to podcast, but I made pizza and I hung out with the boys. I sorted the Halloween boxes and all the outdoor stuff is piled up and ready to go on the first when I'm allowed a public display. The Interior display looks gorgeous through the front window! No wonder I was getting looks from passersby. The boxes can go back in the closet, giving me back my livingroom. I missed a small box, which I checked after they left and found the missing bat lights which belong on the top teir of the tree, so that's solved.

* "Thoughts about dueling with swords vs. pistols:" http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/129716287310/thoughts-about-dueling-with-swords-vs-pistols#notes

* Here is gif of the Eleanor Guthrie/Charles Vane hand curl, with the lacing fingers I was babbling about a few weeks ago: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/129833520552/this-is-the-hand-curling-ive-been-on-about-in-the

* "'Hamilton’ and the end of irony:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2015/09/21/hamilton-and-the-end-of-irony/

* Ebay:

A Low Candle-Lit Room 2013 (LE, Yules): (Company says: Candle wax and waxen "skin," rotting leather and reeking damp wood, and the ashes of a yawning, cold fireplace.). 3/4 Full.
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* Organizations helping with the refugee crisis: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/128790538169/an-updated-list-of-organizations-to-donate-to-help

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

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* Riot Police in Mexico clashed with student protesters headed to a protest of official corruption related to those students disappeared last year.

* All these left people crushing on the Pope make me a little queasy. Not one mentions his repeated virulent hate speech aimed at trans folk. Not one points out that nothing he has done is substantive. Sure, his words aimed at everyone but us are pretty, but he's not gone after the Bishops and Archbishops that protected pedophiles for example. There's a whole list of things like that. Birth control? Still not allowed. Denying women medical care for ectopic pregnancies and miscarriage so that they needlessly die slow horrible deaths even though there is no live fetus to protect? Still sanctioned, nay encouraged. Antigay policies? Still in place. Women Priests? No. It's all pretty speeches and no policy.

Fuck Pope Francis. I'm not a terrorist or a nuclear weapon, and fuck the left for pretending he's anything other than particularly good PR for a church that's just as hateful as it's always been. he's not a true reformer, merely a pretense of reform.

* "Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Keystone XL opposition, rail safety:"

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* "Trump competence in question as 'veterans' group' event exposed as illegal:"

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* "Carson doubles down on anti-Muslim position:"

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* "CEO who hiked drug price 5,000% backs down:"

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* "Fiorina had style...but what about substance?:"

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* "White House Goes There On GOP Racism:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/09/white-house-goes-there-on-gop-racism.html

* "Asian Suffragettes – Women Who Made a Difference.:" http://fwsablog.org.uk/2014/01/09/asian-suffragettes-women-who-made-a-difference/

* Today my body vetoed all non-bed related activity until 10:30PM. So: behind on everything. On the upside the largest ebay paid right away, so I've now enough for car insurance +postage in my account again. The rest is going to medical copays to try to stop my being sent to collections when it comes in. I won't have enough to cover all the medical bills, but there is enough for the most important one.

After lungs I did poke about in the Gothmas boxes I had out. I found the tree lights and the large pieces of Halloweentown, but not the ornaments or the small bits. More closet delving is required.

* The Black Sails XV garnered some really interesting commentary, particularly about missing mothers and Damsels in distress: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/129699115307/black-sails-rewatch-xv

* "Sunday Sweets Goes Art Deco... Again!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/9/20/sunday-sweets-goes-art-deco-again.html

* This: http://cmdr-zoom.livejournal.com/491200.html

* Is it just me or is the Coke commercial where the woman wants to skin the man and turn him into a mansuit a little creepy?

* Ebay:

A Low Candle-Lit Room 2013 (LE, Yules): (Company says: Candle wax and waxen "skin," rotting leather and reeking damp wood, and the ashes of a yawning, cold fireplace.). 3/4 Full.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301748365881?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Snakebite antidote is running out:" http://www.bbc.com/news/health-34176581

* Basically, the people most likely to get bitten are poor, rural, children. If the family doesn't cath and kill the snake to show the Doctor, they can't use targeted anti-venom. The one they aren't making anymore is a broad spectrum for snakes in sub-Saharan Africa, so when the panicked parents turn up with a diung child in horrific pin, they can still save zim. The medicine costs $150.00 a dose, and a lot of the families are making as little as a dollar a day. Up until recently, there was a subsidy that made making it worth while for the pharmaceutical company, but it's not worth it for them if most of the people who need it can't afford it. Human beings are going to die terrible, painful deaths because of this.

* "China marks Tibet anniversary and condemns Dalai Lama:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/09/china-marks-tibet-anniversary-condemns-dalai-lama-150908041048779.html

* Brazil has been various kinds of fucked since the Portuguese invaded, one way or another. It is usually a matter of how fucked. Within my lifetime their greedy aristocracy teamed up with the World Bank to fuck their economy so thoroughly that them ever climbing out to achieve some level of functional as a government and economy is amazing. Things were looking up. And then they won the FIFA and Olympic bids, and responded by so thoroughly screwing over ordinary people, yet again, for self aggrandizing projects the greedy aristocrats wanted, and then went over the top on violent suppression of the people who work for a living who dared to protest against them dismantling the economy for this.... So Now they are officially internationally fucked. They just got downgraded to junk bond status, and things are likely about to go to shit on the grand scale, what with ongoing commitments and them systematically ripping up all their economic progress. My heart goes out to the ordinary people, the ones who are always made to pay in the place of the people actually responsible for the policies that keep destroying Brazil's chance at a decent standard of living and the real human misery that result.

* "Inside Yemen's forgotten war:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34211979

* "Syria civilians still under chemical attack:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34212324

* It is incredibly offensive that the BBC followed their graphic chemical attacks in Syria coverage with a segment calling Syrians economic migrants instead of War refugees. Did they not see their own coverage?

* "Obama turns to refugee crisis after Iran nuclear deal victory:"

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* "House GOPer invokes 9/11 in anti-Iran deal vote:"

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* So Micheal Stipe and REM are not amused by Trump appropriating "End of the World as We Know it" for his "moronic" campaign. They put out a rather biting statement about it. Survivor is already suing over the Antigay movement appropriating Eye of the tiger. Neil Young C & D'd Trump over him stealing one of his songs for his announcement event. It's like conservatives just can't grasp the concept of asking for consent.

* Rick Perry is officially out of the race.

* "NYPD releases disturbing video of James Blake arrest:"

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* "Sheriff Hickman, Stop Blaming Black Lives Matter For A Problem White Dominated Police Forces Created:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/08/sheriff-hickman-stop-blaming-black.html

* "Roland S. Martin Drops The Mic On Bill O'Reilly:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/09/roland-s-martin-drops-mic-on-bill.html

* Apple forces a woman to smile to "fix" her. http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/128807348169/micdotcom-yes-apple-really-did-photoshop-a

* "Moving Company Will Help You Leave an Abusive Partner for Free:" http://www.laweekly.com/news/moving-company-will-help-you-leave-an-abusive-partner-for-free-5998283

* "The new rules of breaking up: Ontario’s sex-ed curriculum teaches students how to safely end relationships:" http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/back-to-school/the-new-rules-of-breaking-up-ontarios-new-sex-ed-curriculum-teaches-students-how-to-safely-end-relationships/article26204869/

* "Tamara Adrian Running For Venezuelan National Assembly:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/09/tamara-adrian-running-for-venezuelan.html

* "Catholic Church Attacks Trans People Again:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/09/catholic-church-attacks-trans-people.html

* "Parents Try Suing To Stop Adult Child From Having SRS:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/09/parents-try-suing-to-stop-adult-child.html

* "Nikki Araguz Loyd Gets Another Legal Win At SCOTX!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/09/nikki-araguz-loyd-gets-another-legal.html

* "Fayetteville, AR Passes Trans Inclusive Rights Law!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/09/fayetteville-ar-passes-trans-inclusive.html

* "How Two 18th-Century Lady Pirates Became BFFs on the High Seas:" http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-two-18th-century-lady-pirates-became-bffs-on-the-high-seas

* "He's Baaaaaack - Dick Cheney on President Obama's Iran Deal:"

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* Jonquility found this comment on Eleanor and Charles and the initiating of kisses and sex: http://realmofvane.tumblr.com/post/127491555383/one-of-the-many-things-that-i-find-brilliant-about

* "Fangs For The Fantasy: Doctor Who Series Recap: Season Three:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/09/doctor-who-series-recap-season-three.html

* "16 Creepy Stories That Prove Children Are Weird As Hell:" http://www.buzzfeed.com/ariannarebolini/creepy-stories-that-prove-children-are-weird-af?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpgp#.lxxYd2brBl

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* "Teen Atheist Facing Three Years in Prison for “Wounding Religious Feelings” Online:" http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2015/06/20/teen-atheist-facing-three-years-in-prison-for-wounding-religious-feelings-online/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=socialnetwork

* "What If We Treated All Consent Like Society Treats Sexual Consent:" http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/06/how-society-treats-consent/?utm_source=SocialWarfare&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=SocialWarfare

* "Claim details why family faults Wichita police in Marine veteran’s shooting death:" http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article24677797.html

* "Read Michael Brown Sr.'s Emotional Father's Day Letter:" http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a35864/read-michael-brown-srs-emotional-fathers-day-letter/?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1456_198910633

* "Why I Can’t Forgive Dylann Roof:" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/24/opinion/why-i-cant-forgive-dylann-roof.html?_r=1

* "Transparent Policing: Law Targets Anti-Trans Harassment :" http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/transgender-malia-cohen-police-sfpd-profiling/Content?oid=3747348

* We have joined the ranks of countries with Marriage Equality. Finally. First canada, then Mexico, now us!

* "High court finds gay couples have fundamental right to marry :" http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUPREME_COURT_GAY_MARRIAGE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2015-06-26-10-09-45

* "Transgender woman on personal woes:" http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-23277-Transgender+woman+on+personal+woes/news.aspx

* "Youths create trouble at transgender colony:" http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/youths-create-trouble-at-transgender-colony/article7344270.ece

* "Black Trans couples share their inspiring love stories:" http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2015/06/24/black-trans-couples-share-their-inspiring-love-stories/

* "'Passing to Survive,' a Transgender Latina Talks About Life on the Fringe:" http://www.ryot.org/passing-survive-transgender-woman-seen-two-different-people-society/936222

* "Inside A Dallas Clinic For Transgender Kids:" http://keranews.org/post/inside-dallas-clinic-transgender-kids

* "The Invisibles: Moving Vintage Photos of LGBT Couples in the Early 20th Century
by Maria Popova:" http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/06/19/the-invisibles-sebastien-lifshitz/?utm_content=bufferb7b36&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "O'Blivious - Bill O'Reilly's All-White Debate on Racism:"

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* "Popeular Science:"

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* "Flagdance:"

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* "Sext Message Errors:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/122541708370/butlerbookbinding-missmho-stucky-sext

* Ebay Time:
AUTUMN FANCIES 2013 (LE, Halloweenies): (Company says: Dry grasses bathed in amber light, muted by gentle shadows.) Top of label.:http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/301667294922?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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

* My RL oldest continuous friend is doing a fundraiser: http://www.gofundme.com/x9g7q2k

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (Etherite)
* "Pope Francis and the G.O.P.’s Bad Science:" http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/pope-francis-gop-s-bad-science

* "Ancient Thule site in northern Manitoba still used by Kivalliq Inuit:" http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674ancient_thule_site_in_northern_manitoba_still_used_by_kivalliq_inuit/

* "Peruvian dig reveals sacrificial mystery:" http://phys.org/news/2014-10-peruvian-reveals-sacrificial-mystery.html

* "Mexico archaeologists explore Teotihuacan tunnel:" http://phys.org/news/2014-10-mexico-archaeologists-explore-teotihuacan-tunnel.html

* I don't usually bother with these summaries, but this one was acceptable. "Vlad the Impaler: The real Dracula's dark secrets:" http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/10/31/vlad-impaler-real-dracula-dark-secrets/

* "A breastplate reveals the story of an Australian frontier massacre:" http://theconversation.com/a-breastplate-reveals-the-story-of-an-australian-frontier-massacre-32620

* "New search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca:" http://phys.org/news/2014-10-grave-spanish-poet-lorca.html

* "Amelia Earhart Plane Fragment Identified:" http://news.discovery.com/history/us-history/aluminum-fragment-appears-to-belong-to-earharts-plane-141028.htm

* Wayne Brady Talks About his Depression: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/101798648850/note-a-bear-fenrispenris-source-though-we#notes

* On the Claim a catcall is a Compliment: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/101729525270/my-name-is-baby-and-you-lean-out-of-your-car-and

* On the Murder of Jennifer Laude. http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/101735535290/mayatalksfemedia-hey-tumblr-not-enough-people#notes

* "NC schools receive “not safe” rating for LBGTQ students in survey:" http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/11/nc-schools-receive-not-safe-rating-for-lbgtq-students-in-survery

* "Sunday Sweets: Wild Kingdom:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2014/11/2/sunday-sweets-wild-kingdom.html

* "Icon Day #28 – Requests are Open! | The Story Dragon:" http://thestorydragon.com/?p=314

* Ebay Time! 1ish day, two no bid. I was expecting more excitement over India Ink and Black Lace:

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* The Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws
gwydion: (Etherite)
* It's looking like on the mayor of Iguala's orders, the police loaded them on a bus and handed them over to the cartel member killers as was suspected, though not proved yet obviously.

* "Whoever you are young lady, thank you.:" https://twitter.com/Kahduna/status/530044383094403073/photo/1

* "Humans Would Beat Neanderthals in Marathon:" http://news.discovery.com/human/evolution/neanderthals-and-humans-represent-strength-vs-speed.htm

* "Oldest DNA ever found sheds light on humans' global trek:" http://phys.org/news/2014-10-oldest-dna-humans-global-trek.html

* "Ancient Europeans intolerant to lactose for 5,000 years after they adopted agriculture:" http://phys.org/news/2014-10-ancient-europeans-intolerant-lactose-years.html

* "Hekate: A Goddess for Halloween:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/laurie-lovekraft/hekate-a-goddess-for-hall_b_6072780.html

* "Astronomical Find: Ancient Greek Wine Cup May Show Constellations:" http://www.livescience.com/48464-ancient-greek-wine-cup-reveals-constellations.html

* "Roman fertility god unearthed in dig:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-29818395

* "Genomic data support early contact between Easter Island and Americas:" http://phys.org/news/2014-10-genomic-early-contact-easter-island.html

* "Medieval chess pieces found in dig:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-29833867

* Tenrecs are cool: http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/life/Tenrecidae

* "Federal Appeals Court Upholds Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Ban:" http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/federal-appeals-court-upholds-michigan-same-sex-marriage-ban

* "American Horror Story: Freak Show -- Halloween, Camp, and Queerness:" http://glbtromance.blogspot.com/2014/10/american-horror-story-freak-show.html

* Ebay Time!:

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* The Financial Situation continues Scary, and now the Car is Dying and needs to Go to the Mechanic: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws
gwydion: (No Angel)
* A Canadian born recent convert to Islam with a decade long pre-conversion criminal record attacked the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa. He was killed in the act.

Before that he killed soldier guarding the war memorial.

Three others were wounded in the fighting.

Two days ago, another recent convert hit and run killed another soldier and was shot by authorities in Quebec.

There is footage of the parliament attack, and no, I'm not posting it. I don't see how that does any good for people.

* A man jumped at the White House and was taken down by two dogs. He is injured.

* In Beijing, they have been rounding up anti-corruption protesters and busing them to jail.

* Remarks by an official that poor people shouldn't be allowed to vote in Hong Kong have not been well received by protesters.

* Both the NBC Cameraman and the second nurse are officially virus free, though the nurse is still in treatment. The British nurse who has recovered ebola is back in Africa fighting the disease.

* There are plan to collect survivor serum so that patients in Africa will have better chances of survival. It is horrifying to me that it's taken most of a year to start doing this for African patients.

* "Is it sinful to pet a dog?" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29717810

* "Court rules Nestlé and other chocolate companies can be sued for using cocoa harvested by overseas child labor.:" http://www.confectionerynews.com/Manufacturers/Cocoa-child-slavery-case-against-Nestle-ADM-and-Cargill-proceeds?nocount

* White people rioting vs. black people protesting an actual injustice in the media. "The great pumpkin riot of 2014:" http://on.msnbc.com/1tGmI1K

* "Russian Archaeologists Discover Cave Paintings Dated 3000 BC:" http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russian-archaeologists-discover-cave-paintings-dated-3000-bc/509428.html

* The winds have come, making the tarps on our building flap like the sails of tall ships.

* Today was bad. Sick or not, I had to go foraging. It was pissing rain and I got soaked through from sitting on the ground in the rain for an hour. It took an hour and 45 minutes total, and I still had to put forage away. I am exhausted and shaky as fuck. I am still coughing up goo, but my sinuses are clearing and he fever is lower. I keep falling over. Apologies if posting quality is crap.

* I am simply not up to mass shooting disaster porn, since my whole body is shaking from the whole soaked in the rain on top of being sick thing, so I'm cutting of my non-archaeology feeds for the night.

* "Facing Homelessness:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/10/facing-homelessness.html

* The Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws

It is not helping that Hector lost most of his non-fang teeth over the summer and feeding him all soft food is very expensive.

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