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* "China is building an incredibly cool "forest city" that will combat pollution
China is building an incredibly cool "forest city" that will combat pollution:" http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2s36Fw1&t=YzI2MzQxOWIxOTM2NzI5NzU3NmQyMjBlMjYzMGJjYTIyYjJkODdlMixHYnJ2eWZNVQ%3D%3D&b=t%3AlcQOOVLPUqU8b7tcAVYSvw&p=http%3A%2F%2Fbrigdh.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F162755800318%2Fthe-future-now-china-is-building-an-incredibly&m=1

* "Trump meeting 'Everything Putin could have asked for':"

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* "The rise to power of Vladimir Putin:"

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* "Putin regime marked by graft and corruption:"

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* "Despite crackdowns, political resistance to Putin grows in Russia:"

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* "Russia makes inroads with American right via guns, religion:"

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* "Firm commissioned by Tillerson recommends that DHS issue U.S. visas:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-visas-idUSKBN19Q324

* "Fearing for her life, Iowa Democrat abandons race to unseat GOP Rep. Steve King:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/161476053600/fearing-for-her-life-iowa-democrat-abandons-race

* "Oregon’s passes bill protecting reproductive rights:" https://mic.com/articles/181634/oregons-legislators-just-passed-a-bill-protecting-womens-reproductive-rights?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.puqw9cw2a

* "A major asthma drugmaker has been quietly investing in coal on the side.:" https://newrepublic.com/minutes/143447/major-asthma-drugmaker-quietly-investing-coal-side

* "How to covertly toss an apartment, Stasi style:" https://boingboing.net/2017/07/01/witchhunting-in-the-gdr.html

* "‘True Blood’ Star Nelsan Ellis Dies at 39:" http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/nelsan-ellis-dies-dead-true-blood-1202490405/

* This was legitimately beautiful. "Uprooted - The Gong Show:"

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* "The Hollywood Bug Guys – The Gong Show:"

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* "On the Palantír and Meddling in the Affairs of Wizards:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/palantir-meddling-affairs-wizards/

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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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* "Tories vote down law requiring landlords make their homes fit for human habitation:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tories-vote-down-law-requiring-landlords-make-their-homes-fit-for-human-habitation-a6809691.html#gallery

* "Rage bursts onto London streets after Grenfell Tower fire:" https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/44819/Rage+bursts+on+to+London+streets+after+Grenfell+Tower+fire

* "Theresa May's chief of staff 'sat on' report warning high-rise blocks like Grenfell Tower were vulnerable to fire:" http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/theresa-mays-chief-staff-sat-10620357

* "Just $3 extra per panel could have made the London Tower cladding fireproof:" http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/claims-spending-just-another-8000-would-have-ensured-the-grenfell-towers-cladding-was-fireproof/news-story/838d5bd32a820bd9b13b3eee97278ede

* I am so furious about the Grenfell Tower Fire that I've been unable to formulate a coherent posting about it. There needs to be a reckoning for everyone of the heartless fat cats who made the decisions that contributed to this. 10,000 pounds per victim should not be enough to buy off people who lost everything and many of whom were maimed or killed because of greed and cruelty and class warfare against the poor.

* Republicans want to remind you that bumping three million children off their health care is absolutely necessary to give the wealthiest people a tax cut which is why it is right and ethical to rush their Trumpcare bill through the senate without debate or deliberation. After all, killing innocent Americans by denying them healthcare for treatable illnesses so the .1% can get richer can't start soon enough in their opinion, so why wait?

* "Black Flight Attendant Saves Young Girl From Sex Trafficking:" http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2017/02/black-flight-attendant-saves-young-girl-from-sex-trafficking/

* "Valerie Castile Speaks In Wake Of Unjust Verdict:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/valerie-castile-speaks-in-wake-of.html

* "White Students Share Photoshopped Image of Black Classmate Being Lynched:" http://www.bet.com/news/national/2017/06/12/student-pictured-under-noose-posted-to-school-chat-room.html?cid=facebook&utm_content=buffer6eddf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "Anxiety soaked instances of power:" https://mxbumblepants.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/anxiety-soaked-instances-of-power/

* "Where Do Ex-Evangelicals Come From?:" https://chrisstroop.com/2017/06/07/where-do-ex-evangelicals-come-from/?preview_id=6996&preview_nonce=a285655f92

* "Scientists say the rapid sinking of Louisiana’s coast already counts as a ‘worst case scenario’:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/06/15/scientists-say-the-rapid-sinking-of-louisianas-coast-already-counts-as-a-worst-case-scenario/?utm_term=.403056a7c04f&wpisrc=nl_most-draw14&wpmm=1

* "Hawaii Becomes the First State to Pass a Bill in Support of Universal Basic Income:" https://futurism.com/hawaii-becomes-the-first-state-to-pass-a-bill-in-support-of-universal-basic-income/

* "Clay pot fragments reveal early start to cheese-making, a marker for civilization:" https://phys.org/news/2013-01-clay-pot-fragments-reveal-early.html

* Damn. Vir Kotto was glorious. "Stephen Furst, 'Animal House' actor, dies:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/17/entertainment/stephen-furst-obit/index.html

* Oh Gods. I left the house around 11AM Saturday and was working on the move all day. I got home... 9:15? 9:30? We picked up a local load and two of us unpacked it at the new house. We went to the old house to switch people, then on to UHAUL, where it turned out THEY DIDN"T HAVE OUR TRUCK. It was up in Lynden. I refused to go search Lynden, burning a ton of gas and abandoning our car up there with no way to retrieve it as we would have to return the truck here. It was good I was stubborn. They drove all the way up there to get it only to find out the assholes had rented it out from under us. This took them an hour. They had no smaller vehicles I could take, and stuck us with a full sized moving van, which is twice the size of the largest thing I'd ever driven, too big for the job, and too big for residential roads. It was terrifying to drive and curves were nightmares. They must be out by Monday. We had to take it. The asshole new owners had cleverly parked so I could not maneuver the truck into a reasonable position, which meant anything larger or heavier than i could carry on my head or shoulder had to go two sides of a truck length triangle. Luckily, I could go the hypoteneuse, but still, if they hadn't had to have their three large vehicles in the way, I could have turned around and we could have had a straight line from house to truck. I carried everything I could, while the asshole new owners blasted music, used heavy equipment for which we were not issued ear protection, and allowed their fucking bark happy chihuahua to worry our legs as we were carrying heavy shit. I am, of course, not meant to be carrying anything, but we had four hours to load nearly everything they owned into a frigging moving van with two able bodied people, plus me. I did what I good, taking breaks when I had to. I feel really bad for having to take a whole hour off near the end, but I needed to be in some shape to drive a vehicle nearly the size of a bus. By that point my legs were barely working anyway. Anyway, I gave them the half hour warning, carried a few more things. They said they were doneish for the night anyway. It went against the grain to not fill the truck, but we needed to have had one more person to have made that happen. I went and asked the asshole new owners to move the truck making it impossible for me to leave, which they did do, plus restrained or had their kid restrain the dogs, which was a load of my mind as I was terrified of running one of them over. We were one the road on time and made it to the other place. I had had plenty of time to think about how the fuck we were getting a bus sized truck onto those back roads and park it without sutting off a road's worth of traffic for 3+ hours estimated unload time. My plan to go past the scary sharp turn on the main road and loop back via roads I'd scouted earlier proved excellent as we were able to slide into the lot of the apartment complex next door where there was actual room to park as long as I stayed close in case someone needed more back up room to leave, which didn't happen. (There was room for normal cars to get in and out fine, but if one of the pick ups or SUVs in one section of the complex needed to back out of a spot, I'd have had to pull forward. I was right there and luckily, no one needed to leave after 6:15 or so when we pulled in.) I carried a few things in, but mostly moved stuff from the back of the truck to the front for easy unloading. It only took 2 and a halfish hours to unload, in part because an extra person turned up half way through, so that meant we were out before dark and well ahead of having to turn the beast back in. We gassed up on the way to drop Monster truck off, and I managed it all with only one scary turn. The other moving buddy was kind enough to buy me pizza all day, which was lucky as no way could I cook in this condition and hadn't eaten all day. We did get the bulk of it out. They have other help tomorrow, so I can rest. Monday, I stay up all night and go get the animals out.

I am in a scary amount of pain, shaking, and likely these are all the spoons for the week for non-absolute subsistence tasks. My legs barely work. It had to be done. They must be out Monday.

If I suck or am missing in the near future from venues where I am expected, this is why.

* I got talked into trying Sons of Anarchy. It always surprises me how triggery Biker Gangs are for me. For example, I get sporked every time that post about that one club that does good charity goes across my tumblr dash, and my strong reaction startles me every fucking time. (There is nothing wrong with people reblogging that thing. This is the very definition of a personal problem) In between I forget though, I think because nothing in my west coast life has anything to do with bikers, and unlike with the large complex ball of things I short hand as "gaslighting," but which is actually a big ball of things entwined inextricably with gaslighting, my biker thing is super specific. I'm fine passing the Harley shop down by the Dairy Queen. I'm not even twinged by individual guys or even several guys on bikes. Warlocks are an East Coast club, and it's not like I'm going to see them around here, and the ones that knew my face were super local to that section of Philly and it's not like they'd remember or care after this many decades even if I were recognizable, which I am not. They stopped spotting me about three-four years after I went away to college, and I'm guessing I was well forgotten by then, the whole mess not having been one of their finest hours and embarrassing to all concerned.

It actually takes bikers in a group wearing the regalia, and usually prolonged exposure, modified by context. Five guys formation riding passing me on the highway is a twinge, not a problem. One guy in regalia minding his own business at a dinner is a twinge, not a problem. Since it takes a lot to set it off, and there isn't much that goes on since I moved to the PNW in '91, it's easy to forget in the long stretches between something happening, and it also means that unlike the Gaslighting tangle, I haven't spent literal decades on controlled desensitization. It's one of those things where I worked the important bulk of the trauma through ages ago. I've told the story of my senior year of high school more times than I can count, I believe most recently in a posting about how much Mickey Milkovich on Shameless matters to me and why he rips my heart out every damned time. It really is just this super specific reaction to some super specific input that happens hardly ever.

So of course I didn't think how I was going to feel when I popped the library DvD in... I'm thinking Friday. The acting is excellent. I am fond if several of the cast from other things. I spotted the Hamlet riff right off and am pleased by it, along with the complexity, but...? Yeah. It's not that bad, but it startled me how intense it was the first time it hit. It's not constant, or I wouldn't be doing this. I thought it over and decided it's a good desensitization tool and I should do this, so I've been doing it. My response to the art itself is complicated and not something I am even close to being able to word. It my never be. Was this the ideal weekend to start the project, what with the emergency Move final push? no, but I felt like if I didn't start it I might not, and I made a deal with myself way back in '86, when it became clear I'd never be able to make use of psychiatry, before this particular comparatively minor biker related trauma even happened, about how I was going to handle old scars and psych damage and I've kept that bargain. It's the only safe way to do it if I have to go solo. I am super strict. I have to be, and it serves me well.

So I've been doing this. I'm watching the whole first season before sending it back. I'm okay. I'm likely never going to want to be around bikers voluntarily, but I do think I can desensitize so tumblr won't spork me any more, which is really all I want out of sons of anarchy at this point.

* "Fear The Walking Dead, Season Three, Episodes One and Two:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/fear-walking-dead-season-three-episodes.html

* I was watching a thing on pollution in Russia, which randomly used the opening bars of Spectre of the Rose as background music. Clueless use of random classical music or extremely snarky musical commentary?

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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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* "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
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* "First Transgender Boarding School Opens In India:" http://www.newnownext.com/india-transgender-school/12/2016/?utm=share_twitter

* "Trump, Putin & journalists under attack:"

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* Refuting the lies about repeal. "Unpacking GOP promises on Obamacare repeal:"

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* 45 fantasized on twitter that President Obama personally had him wiretapped during the election even though the President doesn't have the power to do that. We know 45 always accuses others of doing whatever horrible thing he himself is doing or planning to do, so I am now wondering who he is trying to get wire tapped, presumable through Comey or Sessions. There is also the question of why so paranoid? What illegal, damning thing was he doing just before the election that has him so worried that he's inventing this story about Obama in the middle of the night?

Look, I am 100% against warrantless wiretapping, but I also know I've never done anything illegal on a phone and anyone tapping me would get me repeatedly telling phone beggars I'm on a fixed income don't call again, a bunch of pharmacy voicemails about boring prescription renewals, and a scattering of doctor appointment calls and people telling me they are running late or no coming. If they are tapping me, they are bored the fuck to tears. I don't lie awake at night terrorized over it, nor do I run around accusing innocent people of targeting me personally based on things I dreamed or made up.

* "Trump transition team canceled plan for ethics training for staff: report:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/321946-trump-transition-team-canceled-plan-for-ethics-training-for-his-staff

* "One on one with Rep. Maxine Waters:"

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* "Selma anniversary marks new voting rights fight:"

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* He got nasty with children because they were more intelligent than him and better informed about the repercussions of education policy than he was. "Dallas senator gets salty with Richardson students during a school choice talk:" http://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2017/02/27/sen-don-huffines-gets-salty-richardsonstudents-discussion-school-choice

* "GOP Rep Says Holding Town Halls Is Like Being Yelled At In A Ritual By 'Orientals':" http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/mike-bost-town-halls-are-like-being-yelled-at-by-orientals?utm_content=bufferff515&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "The Many-Headed Hydra Of Republican Hypocrisy:" http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2017/02/23/the-many-headed-hydra-of-republican-hypocrisy/

* "Defense Against the Dark Arts: Networked Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda:" https://medium.com/tow-center/defense-against-the-dark-arts-networked-propaganda-and-counter-propaganda-deb7145aa76a#.11kzwqooi

* "Immigrants fear crackdown under Trump:"

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* He thinks a black man voluntarily wearing an earring is as bad as slavery. O.o "E.W. Jackson: Men Wearing Earrings Is A Plot By Racist White Liberals To Emasculate Black Men :" http://www.rightwingwatch.org/post/e-w-jackson-men-wearing-earrings-is-a-plot-by-racist-white-liberals-to-emasculate-black-men/

* "Arrest Made In Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow Murder Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/arrest-made-in-jamie-lee-wounded-arrow.html

* "Girl at a Bar - SNL:"

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* "Jeff Sessions Gump Cold Open - SNL:"

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* "Republican Movie Trailer - SNL:"

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* I've said before that my ballet education is spotty. My ballet education growing up was how to dance and whatever happened to be in TV in my region in the 70's and '80's, plus one trip to see Carmina Burana and the Trocks in person. The tragedy of me watching ballet is I can never enjoy watching it the way I did dancing it, but I have been watching it this year. I'd never even heard of Ashton until 6 months ago, though I certainly knew who Pepita, Nijinsky, and Balanchine were. If Ashton was on TV when I was young, I never noticed. My first exposure was a few clips before Christmas. My first full ballet of his was La Fille Mal Gardée a month or two ago. It was fascinating in it's way (Dancing Chickens! Giant dancing cock!), but the costumes and set were rather busy, which I felt detracted from the dancing. The dancing was so hard I got exhausted just watching. Seriously, I could feel the ache of the choreography in my muscles. It's fast and complex and the sort of thing that takes a huge about of endurance. I could tell just watching it, that you needed a really strong grounding in the less glamorous bits of ballet, huge self discipline, and soooo much practice to make it work and look right. I am absolutely not saying the Royal ballet dancers made it look hard, because they didn't, they were trying to make it look light and fun the way one is meant to. I am saying that I may have forgotten a lot of the vocabulary, but my body remembers what dancing felt like watching that choreography I imagined the ache and burn in the legs after practice. I am a philistine, but I know enough to be impressed even when the aesthetics aren't to my taste.

Anyway, I spent the evening watching the Trocks, followed by an Ashton sampler that was recommended to me. The Trocks were the Trocks, fun and impressive the way Trocks are always fun and impressive. The Ashton Celebration... wow. I am watching these pieces with zero context, as I'm not seen the ballets they are from, have no idea what the plot is or why what is happening is happening. The set is a very simple backdrop, the costumes so far are lovely and elegant. (I did not quite finish before coming out to eat.) The much simpler setting and the easier to look at more harmonious costumes made it so much easier to focus properly on the dancing, which is excellent and impressive. The second piece, a pas de deux from Thaïs, was incredibly moving even though I had no information about what story in fit into, but really, the three I've watched so far were a joy to watch even if they did make my legs ache in sympathy.

* "Pig Person 6:" http://sinfest-mod.livejournal.com/1109711.html

* Cersei and Sex: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/157566048617/do-you-think-that-another-reason-why-cersei-has

* "Legion Moves Focus to Its Supporting Cast:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/legion-moves-focus-supporting-cast/

* The Expanse: I love the world building, the Complexity of the politics, the multiple viewpoints, but most especially Chrisjen Avasarala who appears to be the depiction of a woman in power i have been waiting for.

* "The Expanse Gives Us Zombie Terminators:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-expanse-s02-e06/


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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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* "Who will help Myanmar's Rohingya?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38168917

* The Rachel Maddow interview with Kellyanne Conway was a master class on how to do political interviews. Remember when journalists used to ask hard questions instead of it being all soft balls. I'd love to see more like this.

* "Trump tweet startles with apparent nuclear policy reversal:"

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* "How far will Trump take his war on the media?:"

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* "Ethics questions loom over Trump HHS pick, Rep. Tom Price:"

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* "Sen. Merkley: Trump 'has the maturity of a five-year-old':"

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* "Game developer and anti-harassment figure Brianna Wu will run for Congress:" http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/21/14041542/brianna-wu-congress-campaign-gamergate-harassment

* "Here's What Happened With Those Extremely Restrictive Ohio Abortion Bills:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/12/132266/ohio-heartbeat-bill-early-abortion-ban-status?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=read_more_end&utm_campaign=h3&utm_campaign=end

* Anecdotally, this makes sense to me. Given my medical history, I've dealt with a ridiculous number of doctors. If you exclude surgeons, one occasionally gets a decent male specialist or gp, but usually one has to fight incredibly hard and waste a huge amount of energy to get them to take symptoms seriously or run even basic tests (like an AIDs test for a sexually adventurous college student, for example. It was the early '90's and I had listed eight partners on my form. he insisted we don't have HIV much at this college. O.o. Seriously O.o. Protease inhibitors weren't invented yet). With the women doctors one occasionally gets a bad one, but mostly, they take the symptoms seriously, run appropriate tests, and will actually treat life threatening illnesses instead of pretending they don't exist. "Don't want to die before your time? Get a female doctor:" http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/2016/12/19/women-doctors-hospital-patients/95531520/?hootPostID=c2cc7ddaae2a11b1e0ac63be0260aae2

* "How Journalists Covered the Rise of Mussolini and Hitler:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-journalists-covered-rise-mussolini-hitler-180961407/

* "Poodle Science:"

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* I had a big long list of things I needed to do today before people came. I woke up from complex Edwardian dreams to discover I was exhausted and my legs were on strike. I crossed a bunch of things off today's to do list and took a nap. In the end it took three hours for me to dress. Nothing got done and I ended up making spaghetti after they got here. I'm suspecting I won't be able to pick up my glasses until next week, for example.

A friend has sent Tavy the Terror a purple baby sling. he gave it a good gnaw, but he hasn't tried it yet, as hiding from guests all evening tends to leave him wild. He even got his very own Christmas card.

* Seriously, that cat bite one. It happened to an acquaintance and he got a dangerous infection that landed him in the hospital. Cats and human bites ate right up there for nasty infections. "Things You Learn:" http://xkcd-rss.livejournal.com/451534.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
gwydion: (Default)
* "Brazilian domestic spies use Tinder to infiltrate protest movements:" https://boingboing.net/2016/11/15/brazilian-domestic-spies-use-t.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* Props to Austria for bucking the trend and joining Canada in the rejection of Neo-NAZIs in favour of sanity. It is nice to no that while the lights are going out all over the West, it is not all the lights.

* "The absolute basics of the China-Taiwan-US relationship :" http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/154097574834/therabbitandthefoxunited-odinsblog-the-14#notes

* "The 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism:" http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/154097574834/therabbitandthefoxunited-odinsblog-the-14

* "Trump threatens Standing Rock protesters' pipeline victory:" http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/dakota-access-pipeline-trump-north-dakota/?tu=dd

* "John Joseph Merlin - The Swan Automaton:"

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* "Eroding Electoral Confidence:"

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* "The Big Lie:"

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* "Web Extra: Putin Can't Read Either?:"

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* "Fake News, Real Consequences:"

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* "The State of Russian Satire:"

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* "Full Frontal Game Night:"

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*****

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

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

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

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

* 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
gwydion: (Default)
* "Michelle Obama hits the trail with Clinton:"

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* "RNC tries to wall off Trump on poll watching:"

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* Mike Pence is NOT a lesser evil. He’s just quieter about being horrible. "Trump: Women in the military is bedlam:"

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* "Donald Trump: Greatest baseball player in NY, just ask him:"

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* Sigh. "Sordid Weiner saga intersects 2016 presidential campaign:"

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* "An election all about sex and gender:"

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* "A Historian of Fascism on How Trump’s Rhetoric Will Permanently Affect American Politics:" http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/interrogation/2016/10/donald_trump_s_fascism_is_rooted_in_his_own_self_interest.html

* "What is the gender pay gap and is it real?: The complete guide to how women are paid less than men and why it can’t be explained away:" http://www.epi.org/publication/what-is-the-gender-pay-gap-and-is-it-real/

* "Why Doesn’t Spending Time With Women Make Men Less Sexist?:" http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/10/why-doesnt-spending-time-with-women-make-men-less-sexist.html

* "White armed occupiers were acquitted. Native American activists were tear gassed.:" https://thinkprogress.org/white-armed-occupiers-were-acquitted-native-american-activists-were-tear-gassed-a928ba6b7955#.qxh38pugh

* "The Agency Designed to Protect Civilians From the Police Actually Protects Police From Civilians:" https://www.thenation.com/article/the-agency-designed-to-protect-civilians-from-the-police-actually-protects-police-from-civilians/

* "Joe Biden Unloads On The Potential Groper-In-Chief :"

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* Attn: Greenwick. ":"

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* "Donald Trump's Star Attacked On Hollywood Walk Of Fame :"

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* NWS. "Stephen and Run the Jewels Present "The Halloween Wiggle" :"

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* "If Women Wrote Men the Way Men Write Women.:" https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/if-women-wrote-men-the-way-men-write-women

* I am disappointed in Dirk Gently. I adore Douglas Adams and I keep wanting someone to make a good adaptation of really any of his things. I love the Dirk Gently books and they seemed ideal to adapt. I thought they could start from the ones that exist, plus the fragment and spin out from there, once they'd established the world. Instead, they've put the books as back story and are doing Dirk Gently in Seattle. It's not terrible like the mess
Hollywood made out of Hitchhikkers, but it's not what I wanted. Dirk Gently is not the Dirk gently in my head. There are lines and elements I recognize, and it is clearly vaguely inspired by the books, but it's not Douglas Adams, just fragments of him embedded in something else.

I wrote that hours ago, but it is still astonishing me. The thought process had to have been: The main audience for a Dirk Gently TV Show is clearly people who want to see the books turned into a TV Show, so why don't we make a show called Dirk Gently, but refuse to adapt the books. Surely people tuning in specifically to watch an adaptation of the books would prefer we didn't.

* "Halloween Through the Years:" https://weather.com/photos/news/vintage-halloween-costume-photos

* "Elephants Have a Blast Smashing Giant Pumpkins at Oregon Zoo's 2016 'Squishing of the Squash' Event:" http://www.tastefullyoffensive.com/2016/10/elephants-have-blast-smashing-giant.html

* Me watching this week's Blunt Talk: No Walter, no! D:

* "Interplanetary Experience:" http://xkcd-rss.livejournal.com/445540.html

* "Cap’n, Crunched:" http://dorktowerfeed.livejournal.com/448345.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Real Enough)
* "The unspeakable truth:" http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2016/06/the-unspeakable-truth.html

* "The Land of No Men: Inside Kenya's Women-Only Village:" https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/video/the-land-of-no-men-inside-kenyas-women-only-village

* None of the Gun Reform measure voted on in the Senate today passed.

* "Mpho Tutu: Choosing between the church and being gay:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36462240

* Nearly 20 years later and we still need to do this for our dead. ""Angels" Block Westboro Baptist Church From Protesting Orlando Victim's Funeral :" https://mic.com/articles/146543/angels-block-westboro-baptist-church-from-protesting-orlando-victim-s-funeral?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.5njmBKYEk

* "Titanosaurs: the largest animals ever to walk the Earth:" https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jan/17/dinosaur-titanosaur-largest-animal-ever-walk-earth-argentina?CMP=fb_gu

* "Oldest Depiction of Ancient Egyptian Demons Found:" http://www.seeker.com/oldest-depiction-of-ancient-egyptian-demons-found-1771211805.html#news.discovery.com

* "Inside London's Hedonistic, Polyamorous Unicorn Movement :"

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* More lilies. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/146230997892/i-cant-seem-to-capture-the-way-they-glow-like
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* "Game of Nonsense, Week Eight: Arya Has Guts ...OR DOES SHE?! :" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/game-nonsense-week-eight-arya-guts/

* Unexpected Curse Side Effects: http://idiopathicsmile.tumblr.com/post/144231900853/idiopathicsmile-so-you-see-said-the-royal

* "A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Terrible Trio (Books 1-3):" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/asoue-the-terrible-trio-books-1-3/

* "For the (Not)Watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ 6×08 Recap :" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/notwatch-game-thrones-6x08-recap/

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Real Enough)
* I am terribly sorry about the murder of Jo cox over in the UK by a right wing extremist.

* "Symbolism of Trump fundraiser sends wrong message:"

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* "GOP Senator David Perdue leads prayer for Obama's death:" https://boingboing.net/2016/06/10/gop-senator-david-perdue-leads.html

* Props to Senator Murphy for a fifteen hour filibuster and his success in getting them to schedule votes on reform measures. Seriously, hats off to you, Sir.

* "Brock Turner And The Whole Rotting Orchard:" https://medium.com/@dragana.kaurin/brock-turner-and-the-whole-rotting-orchard-f0851ca3bd30#.uyuwftnb2

* "When Peak White Privilege And Peak Rape Culture Create The Perfect Fuckshit Soufflé:" http://verysmartbrothas.com/when-peak-white-privilege-and-peak-rape-culture-create-a-fuckshit-souffle/

* Can we take a moment to grieve and rage for the mixed status families in Orlando who are being broken up right now because one of their family members were murdered at Pulse because our country has no compassion at all for Latinx immigrants? Because this is so incredibly cruel to do to people who are already going through so much.

* "After Orlando, undocumented family member risks everything:"

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* "The Shortest and Most Powerful Explanation of the Orlando Shooter I Have Ever Seen:" http://usuncut.com/politics/powerful-explanation-orlando-shooting/

* "Obama mourns for Orlando:"

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* "Self-hatred seen in some anti-gay hate crimes:"

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* "'Nonbinary' is now a legal gender, Oregon court rules:" http://www.dailydot.com/lifestyle/oregon-court-rules-non-binary-gender-legal/

* "On community fracturing:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/146098798862/on-community-fracturing

* "Prince: death by ignorance and fear:" https://boingboing.net/2016/06/05/prince-death-by-ignorance-and.html

* "Fibromyalgia now considered as a lifelong central nervous system disorder:" http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150518/Fibromyalgia-now-considered-as-a-lifelong-central-nervous-system-disorder.aspx

* "American Ninja Warrior - T. Rex on American Ninja Warrior :"

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* "The Tatooine Cycle:" https://headofdonnbo.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/the-tatooine-cycle/

* The first lilies of the season. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/146082605817/the-first-lilies-of-the-season

* Fantasy Prosthetics: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/146007891992/howlingguardian-talk-fantasy-prosthetics-to

* "We Need to Talk About Racism in Superhero Media:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/need-talk-racism-superhero-media/

* "Lord of the Rings Re-Read: Strider:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/lord-rings-re-read-strider/

* "Preacher, Season 1, Episode 1: Pilot:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/05/preacher-season-1-episode-1-pilot.html

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Trump's $1 million lie:"

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* "Congress surprisingly silent on Hastert's misdeeds:"

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* "Trump's new fundraisers a dubious cast of characters:"

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* The first of the men on trial for the police murder of Freddie Grey has been acquitted.

* "What This 95-Year-Old Trans Woman Wants You To Know:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/05/109265/transgender-ww2-veteran-robina-asti-interview?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=direct

* "The Economics of Immigration: Crash Course Econ #33 :"

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* "Anti-Vaxxers, Conspiracy Theories & Epistemic Responsibility: Crash Course Philosophy #14:"

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* "The Religious Right: Part Two | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee:"

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* "The NRA Endorses Donald Trump:"

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* "The TSA Is Hiring:"

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* "Donald Trump Pays Back Chris Christie:"

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* "That's What She Said Award - State Lawmaker Steps Up to Sexism:"

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* My body was being incredibly inconvenient this week end. Primary among the inconveniences is my right leg mostly not working and the associated pain. Apologies to those I've disappointed by not being able to internet social even while this and various other things were going on.

* "...but 6.05 exhausted me.:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/144894765617/but-605-exhausted-me

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* In Brazil, pensioners are now literally starving as their stipends have been suspended to pay for the Olympics.

* "Donald Trump is still talking about the 'woman card':"

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* "Trump invokes infamous 'America First' slogan:"

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* Election Update: Rep: Trump 987, Cruz 562, Kasich 153. 1237 needed, 583 left. Dem: Clinton 1644/520=2164. Sanders 1316/39=1355. 2383 needed; 1246 left.

* Next Up:
Tue, May 3 Indiana
Sat, May 7 Guam (D)
Tue, May 10 Nebraska (R), West Virginia

* Republican Tom Delay was a character witness for serial child rapist Dennis Hastert, characterizing the child rape as "a flaw" which his organizing bible study somehow cancels out. Somehow, I doubt the rape survivors agree, nor the family of the young man who died. *shudder*

* "Sarah's Committing A Revolutionary Act In NC:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2016/04/sarahs-committing-revolutionary-act-in.html

* "Don't Believe The Hype -It Isn't Trans Folks You Need To Fear In Your Bathrooms:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2016/04/dont-believe-hype-it-isnt-trans-folks.html

* "To all those lawmakers out there who are so obsessed with who’s using what bathroom and what plumbing they got Downtown: News Flash! You’re the weirdos."
— Stephen Colbert on the Late Show 4/26

* "things my impossibly young looking Roman history lecturer has said:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/143523434862/berhanes-berhanes-things-my-impossibly-young

* "The Puppy Wars Resume:" http://grrm.livejournal.com/483848.html

* I really hated that sexist douche they had on the Talking Dead couch Sunday. I'd much rather have had just the two cast members or one of the intelligent regulars like Yvette Nicole Brown in his place.

* "Fear The Walking Dead, Season Two, Episode Three: Ouroboros:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/04/fear-walking-dead-season-two-episode_25.html

* "Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- "While My Guitar Gently Weeps":"

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* O.o "Religious right Schlafly group implodes over Trump endorsement:"

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* "Dems debate legacy of 1994 crime bill:"

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* "NC anti-gay law backlash a cautionary tale for Tennessee:"

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* "8yo fights to build transgender house next to Westboro church:" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-05/transgender-child-fights-to-build-house-next-to-westboro-church/7299964

* "Sodomy, Sensibility, and Male Friendships in Late Eighteenth Century America:" http://fiftysevenacademics.tumblr.com/post/137838442875/sodomy-sensibility-and-male-friendships-in-late

* "Sodomy, Sensibility, and Male Friendships in Late Eighteenth Century America, Part II:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/142733195892/sodomy-sensibility-and-male-friendships-in-late

* Romantic Friendships in the context of Alexander Hamilton and John Laurens: http://karjack.tumblr.com/post/142073713366/madtomedgar-publius-esquire-modernfoppery

* "The Backlash Over North Carolina's LGBT Law:"

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* "Sexual Racism: When Preferences Become Discrimination:"

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* "#ForeheadSolidarity - Bill O'Reilly's Racist Tattoo Fantasy:"

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* "#HashItOut With Franchesca Ramsey - False Equivalencies:"

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* "Panel - Backlash Over Bill Clinton's Crime Bill Comments:"

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* I had to stay up for the doctor Tuesday morning, so piled some errands on to. I made rather a botch of things. Forgot to take new prescription up to the pharmacy before driving away from the Doctor. Forgot to pick up emergency mailers, etc. I ended up having to take a book back in the rain at 10:30 PM, instead of sensibly dropping it off while I was out. You get the idea. I woke up with an ankle randomly sprained which is a thing that happens to me. (As in, I didn't injure it gimping around, but I somehow fucked it up just sleeping.) I did manage basic essential things, but not much else. Forage is Wednesday, so short sleeped again.

* For the first time since Tavy's been regularly out and about, LM came for her evening pettin on the pouf, though she did not stay for a nap. All this while Tavy was having his post pettin nap in the cat cave right there. O.o Progress!

* I’m still so angry about this. "'The Walking Dead' Review: Episode 6x14 'Twice as Far':" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/the-walking-dead-review-episode-6x14-twice-as-far/

* As someone who used to work BK late nights, my bet is they were cleaning the shake machine, also the suggested dude working up in the back wandered up to take the order, also likely they were high. "People Are Freaking Out Over This Guy's Story About Getting A Milkshake At 1 A.M.:" http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-viral-story-of-weird-love-and-milkshakes?bftw&utm_term=.ln9xv6dLb9#.femK17yLNd

* EBAYs, 2 No Bid, 5ish days:

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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

* We Need $200.00 by Month's end! Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* You can really tell my state is Bernie Sanders leaning demographically as he's hard selling with huge ad saturation and Hilary Clinton's barely bothered.

* Here's the who won which state break down: http://www.nytimes.com/elections/results

* The next primaries and Caucuses are:
Sat, Mar 5: Kansas, Kentucky (R), Louisiana, Maine (R), Nebraska (D)
Sun, Mar 6: Maine (D), Puerto Rico (R)
Tue, Mar 8: Hawaii Caucus (R), Idaho (R), Michigan, Mississippi

* "Louis Farrakhan Endorses Donald Trump:"

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* "Iowa's Kid-Friendly Gun Bill:"

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* "Donald Trump's Fascist Week:"

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* Today I exhausted myself with forage and groceries. I did get nearly all the things except the two very specific things out of stock. They will have to wait for next month. I went to the Repair cafe but they only fix Macs and not IBM. I am in an alarming about of pain. It's incredibly discouraging.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "GOP governor flubs Civics 101 test:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-governor-flubs-civics-101-test

* They need to lose their tax exempt status ASAP, and ought to pay back taxes for their business. "Florida church sends $1,000 collection notice to single mother because she didn’t tithe:" http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/florida-church-sends-1000-collection-notice-to-single-mother-because-she-didnt-tithe/

* "Mayor won’t resign over ‘Gorilla face’ Michelle Obama rant because ‘that’s admitting I’m racist’:" http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/mayor-wont-resign-over-gorilla-face-michelle-obama-rant-because-thats-admitting-im-racist/

* Re: Sandra Bland and Police Violence: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/124790531745/primer-for-those-who-still-dont-understand-in-the

* "Tony Perkins: America's Enemies 'Very Happy' US Is Ending Transgender Service Ban:" http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/tony-perkins-americas-enemies-very-happy-us-ending-transgender-service-ban

* O.o "The semen is the cream of the blood." "Have you ever been injected by a sodomite demon?" He claims you can catch sodomy by kissing.... "RWW News: James David Manning Explains How You Contract The 'Sodomite Demon' :"

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* "Change Room Project promotes tolerance in the locker room:" http://www.thestar.com/life/2015/07/19/change-room-project-promotes-tolerance-in-the-locker-room.html

* "Obamacare’s Failed Transgender Promise:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/07/20/obamacare-s-failed-transgender-promise.html

* "How A Black Trans Woman Ended Up In Jail Because Of An Iowa Transphobe:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/07/how-black-trans-woman-ended-up-in-jail.html

* "French teen’s HIV in remission despite stopping treatment as a child:" http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/french-teens-hiv-remission-continues-11-years-after-she-stopped-taking-drugs/2015/07/20/b78bcdc6-2be8-11e5-a250-42bd812efc09_story.html

* "Deformed Daisies Are Growing Near Fukushima:" http://www.discovery.com/dscovrd/nature/deformed-daisies-are-growing-near-fukushima/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=DiscoveryChannel

* This. This. This. This was pretty much how I ended up teaching, though Greene came out when I was already in the field. It just seemed kinder and more effective to respond to the causes instead of fixating on the behavior and to involve the child having problems in coming up with strategies. It made more sense to me to approach a kid quietly and ask if everything was alright and help the kid work out how to sort out whatever it was than to come in hard and heavy with consequences right off. If I had to hand out consequences I'd failed. My job was to see that something was wrong before it escalated. My job was to help their brains develop and give them tools they could use long term. Yes, some kids are jerks, but most of the ones chronically in trouble in other people's rooms had real problems. They had limited English, or learning disabilities, or problems at home, or were victims of abuse. They were frustrated or picked on or struggling with brain learning issues, or PTSD, or Depression and the like. They needed one kind of help or another. My goal every day was to get as many of them as possible what help it was in my power to give to get them through that day without humiliation or cruelty, and to long term make things just a little bit better for them. We couldn't save all of them, but damned if we didn't try and I got to see my share of miracles: incremental work by lots of caring teachers trying to help them learn strategies and skills, help them heal, help them reconnect with the people around. the super strict micro-managing behavior programs never worked. The kids just got angrier and angrier. What worked out in the field was teachers and aids individually taking time and effort to really help. In my room, all those kids with the behavioral labels got to start fresh every single day. In my room, they got a fair shake because I kept an eye out for instigators and scapegoating. I'd land hard on a kid I caught goading or tormenting some poor kid with impulse control issues, and I'd make damned sure his or her other teachers knew what they were doing, bullying another kid into exploding for sport. I always did my best to find the root cause instead of taking the easy victim. It's impossible to always be fair and just, but oh did I try. the teachers around me whom I respected tried. We could see the difference in the kids. I'm glad there is an official framework for it, a book to be studied, because it was hard work deriving this system ourselves in the midst of it. You go, Greene!

"Everything you think you know about disciplining kids is wrong:" http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/05/schools-behavior-discipline-collaborative-proactive-solutions-ross-greene

* I just generally lean towards the multiple migrations theory as anomalous results that keep turning up are easier to explain that way, but it's not yet definitive. More data is needed. "Genetic study challenges Americas settlement theories by linking Amazonians and Australasians:" http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/science/genetic-study-challenges-americas-settlement-theories-by-linking-amazonians-and-australasians/story-fnjwl5ws-1227452095278

* "People In Toronto Made Memorial For Dead Raccoon After City Forgot To Pick It Up For 12 Hrs:" http://www.boredpanda.com/dead-raccoon-memorial-shrine-mourning-deadraccoonto-toronto/

* "Fangs For The Fantasy: The Strain, Season 2, Episode 2: By Any Means:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/07/the-strain-season-2-episode-2-by-any.html

* "Sunday Sweets Goes Under The Sea:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/7/19/sunday-sweets-goes-under-the-sea.html

* New Ebays:

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

* 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
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* "We're Jailing the Wrong People. We Need to Jail More of the Right Ones: Corporate Criminals:" http://prospect.org/article/were-jailing-wrong-people-we-need-jail-more-right-ones-corporate-criminals

* "Jail Video Visits Are No Substitute for the Real Thing:" http://truth-out.org/news/item/29163-jail-video-visits-are-no-substitute-for-the-real-thing

* "GOP lawmaker condemns blacks on 'welfare crazy checks':" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/gop-lawmaker-condemns-blacks-welfare-crazy-checks

* "Oklahoma Lawmakers Vote Overwhelmingly To Ban Advanced Placement U.S. History:" http://thinkprogress.org/education/2015/02/17/3623683/oklahoma-lawmakers-vote-overwhleming-ban-advanced-placement-history-class/

* "This Week in God, 2.14.15:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/week-god-21415

* "Pediatrician won't treat baby with 2 moms:" http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/02/18/doctor-discrimination-baby/23642091/

What would Jesus do? Deny a baby medical care out of hate and bigotry?

Why won’t Christians ever think of the children?

* "Reports: Transgender Americans face staggering rates of poverty, violence:" http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2015/02/reports-transgender-americans-face-staggering-rates-of-poverty-violence/

* "BU researchers find biological basis for transgender identity:" http://dailyfreepress.com/2015/02/18/bu-researchers-find-biological-basis-for-transgender-identity/

* Is there some sort of award we can give Questionable Content for their sensitive and adult handling of a cis-trans mixed dating situation? Because It's beautiful.

* "Different Tastes: How Our Human Ancestors' Diets Evolved:" http://www.livescience.com/49477-human-ancestors-diet-taste-evolution.html

* "Rock art draws scientists to ancient lakes:" http://phys.org/news/2015-01-art-scientists-ancient-lakes.html

* "Ancient Trypillian Temple Discovered in Ukraine:" http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/01/2015/ancient-trypillian-temple-discovered-in-ukraine

* "Late Bronze Age treasure found in the field near Chojnice:" http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,403257,late-bronze-age-treasure-found-in-the-field-near-chojnice.html

* "New research dishes the dirt on the demise of a civilization:" http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-01/uoc-nrd010515.php

* "DNA study: Vikings were plagued by intestinal parasites:" http://sciencenordic.com/dna-study-vikings-were-plagued-intestinal-parasites

* Djinni, do not click. Leather in medieval Norwich. http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/archaeological_dig_at_7m_car_park_suggests_hats_were_made_from_cats_in_medieval_norwich_1_3898598

* "Renaissance-Era Italian Warlord Was Poisoned, Mummy Reveals:" http://www.livescience.com/49319-mummy-reveals-italian-warlord-poisoned.html?adbid=552502380944973824&adbpl=tw&adbpr=15428397&cmpid=514645_20150106_38329277

* Ebay time, no bids on Brood XIX:

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* Our Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (Krampus)
* "Richard Engel goes inside the battle against ISIS:" http://on.msnbc.com/10ThfaG

* "Engel: 'There are many Kobanis':" http://on.msnbc.com/117LACv

* MrBumblepants found. "Camp 15 Gone But No Liberty for Prisoners:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=12531&cataId=nk01500

* MrBumblepants found. "Smuggled Cabbage for Kimchi Season:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?cataId=nk01500&num=12500

* MrBumblepants found. "Surprise Rice Price Fall on Harvest News:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=12528&cataId=nk01500

* "Two black men turn themselves in after spraying a swastika on Brazil’s most powerful symbol of black resistance; didn’t know what swastika meant:" http://blackwomenofbrazil.co/2014/10/23/two-black-men-turn-themselves-in-after-spraying-a-swastika-on-brazils-most-powerful-symbol-of-black-resistance-didnt-know-what-swastika-meant/

* "Deadly mine explosion leads to indictment of Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship" http://on.msnbc.com/1xmPC81

* "KKK says Ferguson protests 'have awakened a sleeping giant':" http://on.msnbc.com/1112tyK

* "Net neutrality the next politicized policy:" http://on.msnbc.com/1xmpNozhttp://on.msnbc.com/1xeedf6

* "Exorcist elected to Colorado State House:" http://on.msnbc.com/1EqcBjc

* "Will Christie veto NJ pig bill?:" http://on.msnbc.com/117HF8R

* "10 Epidemics Waiting to Happen (That You Won’t Enjoy):" http://www.buzzfeed.com/orbitbooks/10-epidemics-waiting-to-happen-that-you-wonat-e-16hk

* I will reiterate that of all the diseases out there, the one I consider scariest is rabies. Yes, even with the new vaccine resistant strain of polio. Yes, even as nasty as hemorrhagic are. Yes, even though odds are I will die of one respiratory infection or another, which is not a fun way to die.

* TW: Suicide. "Shocking FBI letter to MLK, Jr.: Kill yourself:" http://on.msnbc.com/1xghYRm

* "It’s Time to Start Looking at the Gender Gap Differently:" http://www.talentmgt.com/blogs/4-from-the-editors/post/6932-its-time-to-start-looking-at-the-gender-gap-differently

* "Secret lesbian love story told in new book:" http://on.msnbc.com/114IQps

* "Best New Thing: Marlin edition:" http://on.msnbc.com/10TtaW6

* "Police Sensitivity Training in Austin:"

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* "Tip/Wag - Breitbart:"

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* "Mr. Smith Goes to the State Legislature, Then Later Possibly Washington - Gordon Klingenschmitt:"

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* So I did manage to clear all the things in time for the workers to do Squirrel's window and the living room window. We lost some fish in the process and all the young fry. They did not do my bedroom, which is now scheduled for Monday, something I didn't learn until this evening so I had to sleep in my clothes both days, if you can call it sleeping. Thursday there was next to no sleep as the phone kept ringing every time I started to drift off and didn't stop until the construction banging started. I ended up not locking Hector up, as he just wanted to huddle with me for safety. I managed about two hours sleep today, ran some errands, and spent the rest of the day doing phone bureaucracy, cleaning, and putting the living room back together. Today I discovered I need to do more bureaucracy or I can't get my meds, but after everything I hadn't energy for a massive document hunt which is required. I also learned I have a surprise home health nurse visit my insurance is requiring that will likely steal most of tomorrow's sleep and since they can't give me a time instead of a window lasting all afternoon, I need to sleep in my clothes tomorrow too. I wish sleep was possible, but my sinuses are a rock and the pain is pretty intense. I had hopes of buying zyrtec D today along with my pharmacy meds, but my entire med fund for the rest of the month mysteriously disappeared. Surprise! So no meds to clear my sinuses so I can sleep and crucially no more nebuilizer ampules so I can breathe. Also, I can not see where the car money is coming from so I still get to really hurt myself whenever I leave the house. So maybe I get real sleep Sunday. Let's hope as Monday I get to sleep in my clothes, then hurt myself driving to the Doctor.

* I am really disappointed by the racism against marginalized people in Constantine. Why can't we have nice things?

* I think The Vines is proof that Christopher Rice is a way better writer than his Mother. This Review of the Vine explains why better than I could.: http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2014/10/the-vines-by-christopher-rice.html

* Ebay Time! 2ish days, two no bid:

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* The Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws
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* New York and New Jersey have instituted mandatory quarantine for recent travelers from West Africa.

* There has been a shooting at a high school in Marysville, where a friend from my Master's cohort and his wife got their first teaching job. Two are dead, including the shooter, who shot himself. It sounds like four other kids are in the hospital.

* "The Military Takes on Climate Change Deniers:" http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-23/the-military-takes-on-climate-change-deniers

* "Don Young digs deeper, blames suicide on public benefits:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/don-young-digs-deeper-blames-suicide-public-benefits

* "Gays Are 'Condemned To Hell' – None Have Made It To Heaven In 2000 Years Says GOP Lawmaker:" http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/gays_are_condemned_to_hell_and_none_have_made_it_to_heaven_in_2000_years_says_gop_lawmaker

* "Louie Gohmert: Gays Shouldn't Serve In The Military Because Massages Will Make Them Vulnerable To Terrorism:" http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/louie-gohmert-gays-shouldn-t-serve-military-because-massages-will-make-them-vulnerable-terro

Confession: Sometimes when Louis Gohmert talks it just sounds like word salad to me.

* "#HaleNo Review Black Out Link Round Up:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2014/10/haleno-review-black-out-link-round-up.html

* Djinni made me a Jack 'o Lantern: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/100968703937

* It's been a rough week. How about a little Alan Cumming performing "Willkommen" from Caberet?:

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* The Financial Situation continues Scary: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws
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* "Canberra cuts funds for Aboriginal communities:" https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/25102897/canberra-cuts-funds-for-aboriginal-communities/

* A man in Australia attacked a police officer in the name of ISIL, and a group in Algeria ha beheaded a French tourist.

In South Carolina, a police officer spotted a black man not wearing his seat belt while parked at a gas station. He then shot the unarmed man for complying with the order to show him his ID. He then shot him with his hands up, then cuffed him. Contrary to the usual procedure of covering up white police officer shootings of innocent unarmed people, they actually arrested the police criminal for assault, instead of blaming the victim. He is expected to get off anyway, because the victim is black.

* "Naked model history no boost to Scott Brown with Cosmo:"

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* "Transmasculine Homecoming King Crowned In Texas!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/09/transmasculine-homecoming-king-crowned.html

* "Scarlett Lehn Crowned Homecoming Queen In Colorado:" http://www.transgriot.blogspot.com/2014/09/scarlett-lehn-crowned-homecoming-queen.html

* "Best New Thing: Amorous donkey edition"

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* The police who hunted and killed John Crawford for shopping while black in a Walmart will face no indictment. Even though the video completely contradicts police accounts. After all shooting black people in the back is completely legal for white police officers, even though he was literally one aisle where he picked up the bb gun and wasn't threatening any body with it.

* I am not up to writing about details, but the police have been rioting in Ferguson and attacking black citizens again.

* "Best New Thing: Amorous donkey edition:"

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* "For A Writer, Being Banned Means You've Done Something Right:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/felice-picano/going-too-far-for-everyon_b_5862310.html

* "Canadians are petitioning for a life-size Wolverine statue:" http://www.dailydot.com/geek/alberta-canada-wolverine-statue-petition/

* "Movie of the Week: “Down Argentine Way”:" http://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/movie-week-argentine-way?utm_source=tny&utm_campaign=generalsocial&utm_medium=tumblr&mbid=social_tumblr

* Sleepy Hollow makes me happy, despite all the way it makes my historian self wince. I love the characterization of the women, that Abby and Jenny are intelligent, strong, and competent, but that they are also valued by the men in the show. So often the strong black women stereotype has been used to endlessly burden women of colour and to deny them help. It's nice to see Jenny is not just capable of rescuing herself, but also that she is considered worth protecting. It is a beautiful thing to see that Abby is both endlessly resourceful, but two men are willing to risk life and soul to aid and rescue her. They are not infantilized damsels, but strong women who are valued and offered help. I think it is good thing that girls and women of color finally can see some one who looks like them treated this way, possibly for the first time, and I hope more shows and movies will start doing this.

* It is ebay time again: Cut for your pleasure: )

* Fundraiser to Help Us Pay Back Rent and Insurance: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws
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* IS has killed Steven Sotlof.

* "Why Ferguson might prompt real change:" http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/why-ferguson-might-prompt-real-change-110471.html

* Greenwick found. "No more pause: Warming will be non-stop from now on:" http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26122-no-more-pause-warming-will-be-nonstop-from-now-on.html#.VASrwmO1Wi9

* Greenwick found. "How to convince your friends to believe in climate change. It’s not as hard as you think.:" http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/how-to-convince-your-friends-to-believe-in-climate-change-its-not-as-hard-as-you-think/2014/02/03/3a9a1fa8-8828-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html

* "OCD & Anxiety Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #29:" http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com/post/96449989104/ocd-anxiety-disorders-crash-course-psychology

* Greenwick found. "What Science Reveals About Pedophilia:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/12/06/what-science-reveals-about-pedophilia.html

* Greenwick found. "IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Waited Until My Wedding Night to Lose My Virginity and I Wish I Hadn't:" http://www.xojane.com/sex/true-love-waits-pledge

* I had an early morning Doctor's thing, so I stayed up for it. After, I did grocery shopping, which was lucky, as on my return, I spotted workmen assaulting the corner of my building. I had hoped they wouldn't start on us until they were further along on the other buildings they'd already started, but no. I asked if they wanted us to move the plants inside. They said it would be okay to move them to the outside bits lining the paths, but away from the walls. Squirrel was up as he needed to do bureaucracy, so he did most of the lifting. We moved the outdoor furniture inside, which is a mess and very crowded. Most of the plants get to stay outside which helps. Two years ago everything mostly died when we were forced to bring them in. Of course, I managed to knock over a syrup bottle and get glass in my feet while trying to put away the groceries. Right now they are mostly working on B building, and A, where they defaced the ground floor the way they are with ours has their plants out again. It's looking like the issue is one crew is doing scaffold work on B, while they prep the ground floor on A and C by peeling off all the crappy rock face. This means I have hopes of the plants getting to stay out for the rest of the growing season.

Eight months! Another eight months of external renovations and related drama.

So I ate my bialys and fought off Hector while watching Knightriders on the sofa. Romero's Knightriders is visual comfort food to me.

Did I mention I found out the coop now has fresh baked Bialys? They are not as good as the ones Jeremiah and I used to eat in DC, but so, so good.

* I've already given up on Intruders. I just can't bring myself to care about the characters.

* I think the Strain is improving. I think it helps that the characters I actually like and care about, Vasiliy and Abraham, are finally teamed up and this episode was one reasonably well paced story instead of lots of jumping around. I still have serious concerns about the racial stereotyping. Still, the show is finally coming together.

* It turns out I had seen Barry Lyndon before, when I was a child. Oddly enough, the only thing that stuck with me from that early watching was the strangely passionless naked gay men standing in a river arguing about a trip to Bremen.

* Fundraiser to pay insurance and back rent: http://djinni.livejournal.com/507872.html

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