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* "Trump DoJ pick recently represented Putin-aligned Russian bank:"

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* "CBO: 'Skinny Repeal' would increase premiums by 20%:"

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* "Trump sloppy tweet attack on transgender US troops sparks outrage:"

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* "Trump spurns serving transgender US military with careless ban:"

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* "Sen. Duckworth: Trump actions on transgender ban 'sickening':"

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* "Exclusive - Transgender Veterans React to Trump's Trans Military Ban :"

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* Props to both Rachel Maddow and Trevor Noah for having Trans People on their shows to talk about Trans People in the Military instead of going the lazy route that is so often the standard (talking about trans folk without inviting us to the table or just calling up white cis man Dan savage who has a problematic history with transfolk even though he has shown improvement). I extra appreciated that trans men were represented (and particularly the trans man of colour on Rachel Maddow) as so often it's only white women's voices who get heard in these situation. (To be clear, I've nothing against white women being included, it's just that when it's only white women talking it is a problem. Ex: Caitlyn Jenner getting privileged over people who actually know what they are talking about and have an intersectional perspective like Janet mock. Representation matters and trans men of colour are right up there with non-binary folk for getting little to no representation in media. It is hugely important that people see different kinds of trans people, particularly to trans youth who so seldom get to see anyone like themselves out there).

* "The GOP Fails to Repeal Obamacare (Again) & Trump Targets Trans Soldiers:"

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* "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 2: The Blood Tax:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/the-strain-season-4-episode-2-blood-tax.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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "A Parable From Down Under for U.S. Climate Scientists:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/climate/a-parable-from-down-under-for-us-climate-scientists.html?mcubz=0

* "Theresa May orders contaminated blood scandal inquiry:" https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/11/contaminated-blood-scandal-theresa-may-orders-inquiry

* This is so gross. "Trump told the French First Lady that she was "in such good shape":" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-tells-french-first-lady-she-s-such-good-shape-n782696

* "State Department spent more than $15,000 for rooms at new Trump hotel in Vancouver:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/state-department-spent-more-than-15000-for-rooms-at-new-trump-hotel-in-vancouver/2017/07/12/5eba5d0c-61bf-11e7-84a1-a26b75ad39fe_story.html?utm_term=.f6729351feac

* "Judge: Grandparents count as close family for travel ban:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/14/politics/hawaii-travel-ban-bona-fide-relationships/index.html

* "Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: ‘Watch Your Back , Bitch’:" https://www.propublica.org/article/marc-kasowitz-trump-lawyer-threat-emails-maddow

* "Russian-American lobbyist joined Trump's son's meeting, too:" https://apnews.com/dceed1008d8f45afb314aca65797762a

* Things that make me go Hmmmmm.... "Mike Pence's Press Secretary Won't Say If His Boss Met With Russians:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-pence-marc-lotter-fox-news-no-answer_us_5966f931e4b0a8d46d12100b

* "Conway uses flash cards to explain Russia controversy:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/13/politics/kellyanne-conway-flash-cards-donald-trump-jr/index.html

* "Trump-Russia investigators probe Jared Kushner-run digital operation:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article160803619.html

* "Trump Jr Russian meeting story unpacking like a nesting doll:"

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* "White House fails to protect personal data in voter feedback:"

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* "Health care protesters deploy 'flat Rob Portman':"

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* "Trump's budget would reduce deficit but wouldn't balance like White House promised, CBO says:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/13/cbo-releases-analysis-of-trumps-budget.html

* So steal things people literally need to survive to build a nonsensical wall we don’t need. "King: Use funding from food stamps, Planned Parenthood to pay for border wall:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/politics/steve-king-food-stamps-border-wall-cnntv/index.html

* "Graham introduces repeal back-up plan:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/13/lindsey-graham-health-care-proposal-240503

* So Republicans think their own health care bill is so terrible and potentially deadly they are thinking of exempting themselves from it. "Senate Republicans exempt own health coverage from part of latest proposal:" https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/13/15966034/senate-republicans-exemption

* "As White House election integrity panel begins work, civil rights watchdogs set up a hotline:" https://mic.com/articles/180997/as-white-house-election-integrity-panel-begins-work-civil-rights-watchdogs-set-up-a-hotline?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.Xjw3xWjGx

* "Y'all know that individual health behaviors - choices around nutrition, exercise, smoking, etc. - only account for about 25% of a person’s health status? :" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/162939757550/jhscdood-heavyweightheart-yall-know-that#notes

* "Typecast as a terrorist:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/15/riz-ahmed-typecast-as-a-terrorist?CMP=share_btn_fb

* "AG Sessions under fire for closed-door speech:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/12/politics/jeff-sessions-alliance-defending-freedom-summit/index.html

* "Chicago Dyke March Drops Pretense, Deploys Anti-Semitic Term Popularized by Neo-Nazis:" http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/240785/chicago-dyke-march-drops-pretense-deploys-anti-semitic-term-popularized-by-neo-nazis?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=post&utm_term=Chicago+Dyke+March+Drops+Pretense%2C+Deploys+Anti-Semitic+Term+Popularized+by+Neo-Nazis&utm_content=July2017

* "Liberty over safety is the Texas anti-vaxxer way:" https://news.vice.com/story/liberty-over-safety-is-the-texas-anti-vaxxer-way

* Every time BBC runs that past headlines thing with the guy breaking in to ask the Queen for a smoke, my brain does this. "The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (There is a Light that Never goes Out/Panic):"

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* "Trump Said More Than ‘Bonjour’ To France’s First Lady’ :"

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* "Stephen Recreates Kellyanne Conway's 'Fun With Words':"

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* "The Late Show's Teen Secrets: Snortable Chocolate Edition:"

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* "Stephen's Book Report On The New Steve Bannon Exposé:"

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* "Stephen Takes A Bite Out Of Jeff Sessions:"

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* "Coexisting With The Fair Folk Who Have Taken Up Residence In/Around/Beneath Your University: A How-To Guide:" http://charminglyantiquated.tumblr.com/post/157198258378/coexisting-with-the-fair-folk-who-have-taken-up

* "Poet reveals what it’s like to have sex when you have a disability:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/160155187875/micdotcom-watch-poet-reveals-what-its-like-to

* "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 14):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/160132507312/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-14

* "Jack Rackham and the bust in Boston (’Black Sails’):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/160675459172/jack-rackham-and-the-bust-in-boston-black

* Bullying or Media? http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/160208600200/naamahdarling-spiritscraft-werewolfetude

* "Does Fear The Walking Dead Have A Race Problem?:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/does-fear-walking-dead-have-race-problem.html

* "Foreshadowing with Maps (’Black Sails’):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/161107800922/foreshadowing-with-maps-black-sails

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Yemen hospital battles world's worst cholera outbreak:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-middle-east-40443989/yemen-hospital-battles-world-s-worst-cholera-outbreak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Dinosaur Decathalon - The Gong Show:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Details cut for your pleasure: )


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Chinese City With a Russian Past Struggles to Preserve Its Legacy:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/04/world/asia/harbin-china-russia-architecture.html?_r=0

* "Thousands warned their blocks clad with same panelling as Grenfell Tower:" https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jun/22/tower-block-cladding-posing-danger-to-thousands-of-residents

* "Dozens of furious residents refusing to leave Camden estate evacuated over cladding fire fears:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/grenfell-tower-camden-estate-evacuation-chalcots-estate-refuse-a7805946.html

* "Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/world/national-security/obama-putin-election-hacking/?utm_term=.6121416c840d

* "Russian election hacks took US to brink of cyberwar: Report:"

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* "Rep. Ted Lieu: Trump witness tampering on TV:"

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* Imagine if instead of wasting 7 million dollars of taxpayer money on a bribe to Carrier, we had spent that on infrastructure instead, which would have created jobs and given us things like safer bridges or upgraded water and sewer system to show for it. "Trump's Carrier deal is not living up to the hype — jobs still going to Mexico:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/22/trumps-carrier-jobs-deal-is-just-not-living-up-to-the-hype.html

* "Senate Judiciary questions Kushner clearance:"

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* "Trump hotel employee hired as White House...:"

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* Dean Heller appears to have flipped. (It is never good to bet on spine in these cases, but it is progress). If you have Lee, Murkowski, Portman, Collins, or Paul for a senator, please, please, please put the pressure on this week.

* "The Senate GOP just released a draft of their Obamacare repeal bill:" https://mic.com/articles/180599/health-care-bill-senate-gop-unveils-long-awaited-ahca-draft#.Kwq8SglrX

* "Watch Elizabeth Warren school lawmakers on what Planned Parenthood actually does:" https://mic.com/articles/180626/watch-elizabeth-warren-nail-exactly-what-planned-parenthood-does-and-why-we-need-it#.hp5mWvarz

* "The Pentagon Admits It Used Race-Based Chemical Weapons Testing on Humans in WWII:" https://mic.com/articles/121207/the-pentagon-admits-it-used-race-based-chemical-weapons-testing-on-humans-in-wwii?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.0baQvCzAb

* "We Need to Talk About Racism in the LGBTQ Community:" http://www.teenvogue.com/story/philadelphia-pride-flag-opposition-racism-lgbtq-community?mbid=social_facebook

* "Georgia, Healthcare, and All The Other Bad Things:"

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* "The Child Victims Act:"

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* "Fantastic Words and Where Not To Find Them:"

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* "Only Cat’s Costumes Convey Wonderful Watsonian and Dutiful Doylist Explanations in Game of Thrones:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/only-cats-costumes-convey-wonderful-watsonian-and-dutiful-doylist-explanations-in-game-of-thrones/

* "Why Torchwood Should Be Your Next Summer Binge:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/torchwood-next-summer-binge/

* I'm still poking at Dick Cavett. One of those things that comes of having been friends with my Mother my whole adult life is that I know my taste in men and my late mother's was a sort of venn diagram situation. Because the overlap was large enough for her to aesthetically enjoy most of my long line of good looking gentlemen starting in my teens and ending in Skye, and we could enjoy about half the same actors, I always food the areas of divergence baffling. Robert Mitchem was always puzzling to me. She considered him the epitome of sexy manliness. I just... never got it.

I've seen the 1972 Cavett/Mitchem interview a number of times over the years, but I think this time I'm old enough to get it. Still so not my type, but I can finally see what she saw in him, and it rather explains my father too, another source of honest bafflement to me throughout my life. (I loved them both dearly and they were one of those rare 'til death do they part couples. I could get why he chose her, but never could fathom why she chose him). The thing I'm really noticing about Robert Mitchem this time is, he's got that thick tough guy working class accent and genuine shit kicker manly man credentials, but he really loves his family and is faithful to his wife. He drinks too much and goes off and has adventures, but he doesn't fool around with other women and he always comes home. He's funny in a low key, often self depreciating way, and clearly smarter than the image he projects. My dad was a genuine motorcycle riding greaser with a thick working class accent turned beatnik who wanted nothing more than the picked fence life and never cheated on her once and who could keep up with her intellectually. Not the same, but in the ballpark, if you see what I mean.

* ...And the Vincent Price Dick Cavett is all about Vincent Price's one man show as OSCAR WILDE. The clip they have of him telling of a boy who loved him in school gave me shivers. Why did they not film the whole thing so we could watch it now? It must have been brilliant from the little sample preserved here.

* "Rivers of London Opens Up a New World:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/rivers-of-london-opens-new-world/

* "A Woman in No Man's Land:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/a-woman-in-no-mans-land/

* "Wonder Woman Knows the Definition of Strong:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/wonder-woman-knows-the-definition-of-strong/

* I'm a hundred down on bills, plus we haven't money for electricity and Internet as we had to pay for car repairs (four hundred), so clearly it's ebay time.: http://www.ebay.com/sch/lethran/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=

Details cut for your pleasure: )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Trump tells confidants U.S. will quit Paris climate deal:" https://www.axios.com/scoop-trump-tells-confidants-he-plans-to-leave-paris-climate-deal-2424446776.html

* "Trump aides facing perilous stage of Russia probe:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/27/trump-russia-probe-risk-238878

* "Travel to the U.S. has dropped by 11 percent since Trump took office:" http://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/tourism-u-s-has-been-decline-trump-took-office-n764206

* "Waters: ‘I believe it was collusion’:"

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* "Trumpcare called ‘cruel’ and ‘deadly’:"

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* "Man arrested for machete stabbing, hate crime following standoff:" http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51061:man-arrested-for-machete-stabbing-hate-crime-following-standoff&catid=1:latest&Itemid=197

* "Takei boldly silences ‘Star Trek’ diversity attacks:"

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* "Islamophobia Being Deployed Again In Another Pearland Political Race:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/islamophobia-being-deployed-again-in.html

* "Strength Through Unity: How To Spot Fascism Before It’s Too Late:" https://thenib.com/strength-through-unity

* I've discovered that the rerun channel is broadcasting Dick Cavett's of random eras on the regular. I grew up with these as Dick Cavett in whichever incarnation and on whichever channel he happened to be on that year was the one talk show that really interested my Mother. (I very much wish they would show the one with Robin Williams from his PBS Era, which we watched open mouthed as Robin William leapt about improving for the full half hour interview. No such luck yet). Some of these age better than others. There are plenty of celebrities I no longer remember or care about. Cavett is a little too focused on the beauty of certain women, such as Sofia Loren in ways that make me uncomfortable, though he is never anywhere near as gross as Lipton was to Brooke Shields on Actor's Studio. The episode with some gross sexist Frenchman harassing Sally Fields and some random lady from the audience was flat out unacceptable, but there are plenty of important and interesting interviews tucked in there, like the famous Katherine Hepburn one and the like.

Last night I watched the Ellsberg Pentagon Papers interview from 1971, and damn if it isn't intelligent and intensely relevant today, to the point I wish it were required watching for Congress Critters and anyone serving in the executive branch in any political capacity. The nuance with which they discuss his experiences in Vietnam and in government and the way he came to make the decision he did to leak the Pentagon Papers first to the Intelligence committee and the papers is just... something people ought to see. He had do decide which of several bad choices was the least terrible in the face of a Presidential Administration doing something harmful to the point of killing large numbers of people to no purpose, and the eloquence with which he explains how and why he got to that point is just something people faced with similar ethical choices ought to see.

I admit do fast forwarding over the bits of no interest and deleting whole episodes with no interest for me, but even this short taste has been worthwhile, if only for that.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* Finally! The Justice Department (Rob Rosenstein, not Jeff Sessions) has appointed a Special Council. Let us see if Robert Mueller's properly independent in practice.

* For the record, I do think that the Comey firing is pretty clearly obstruction of justice, which ought to be an impeachable offense along with several other charges related to that, such as witness intimidation. At the same time, Comey has show that he is biased, and I do actually prefer Mueller as lead investigator. Ideally, I'd like to see all the currently in progress investigations proceed with vigor, but assuming Trump doesn't fire Mueller, my suspicion is that it's going to be him and/or possibly the FBI (if Trump doesn't get to put in a loyalist who will order a cover up) and/or the financial crimes guys most likely to actually DO something. Congressional Republicans have made it clear they have zero interest in national security or protecting the rule of law in this country by deciding to slow walk their investigations and doing everything in their power to aid in the cover up instead of acting in the best interests of the country and the world. The Mueller appointment is the first hopeful thing I've seen on the Trump/Russia/Espionage/treason/money laundering/multiple felonies front in...since the beginning maybe. I'm not holding my breath because too much can go wrong with an autocrat in power, but I do feel a tiny bit better.

* "Sen. Cory Booker condemns DHS for revoking global entry cards for Muslim travelers:" https://mic.com/articles/174210/sen-cory-booker-condemns-dhs-for-revoking-global-entry-cards-for-muslim-travelers?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.H4SroZm1L

* "Ms Bostick Is Trans Feminine:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/ms-bostick-is-trans-feminine.html

* "Cary Grant: how 100 acid trips in Tinseltown 'changed my life':" https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/12/cary-grant-how-100-acid-trips-in-tinseltown-changed-my-life-lsd-documentary

* "Putting Confederate Statues Where They Belong:"

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* "Declassified: Did Trump Share Intel with Russian Officials?:"

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* "Moscow in the Meddle - President Trump Can't Be Trusted with Secrets:"

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* "The South Finally Gets Around to Removing Confederate Statues:"

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* "Ladies Who Book:"

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* "Miami Rights:"

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* "AHCA: Winners & Die-ers:"

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* "Here’s How Trump Could Already Be Prosecuted:"

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* "What Ambulances Will Look Like Under Trumpcare:"

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* "Bill Nye Explains Why The March For Science Was Necessary:"

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* "Jon Stewart Has A New Day Job:"

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* TW: Suicide "Stephen Talks To A Bill (Yes, The Healthcare One):"

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* "James Comey, You Just Got Trump'd!:"

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* I HATE inspection. The siren goes off at random intervals, so you have time to relax and forget and then you are jumping out of your skin. They found a leak in the laundry ceiling sprinkler but luckily it is building structure and not our expense. I hate everything about this process. The noise, the intrusion, and particularly the management lady staring at all our stuff. At least it's over and two hours later Tavy was out of the closet of solitude and having a lap nap in his cat cave.

* "When the faux oppressed whine, they look ridiculous:" https://cypheroftyr.com/2017/05/15/when-the-faux-oppressed-whine-they-look-ridiculous/

* "About Those Spinoffs:" http://grrm.livejournal.com/536859.html

* Class: I really like that Matteusz got a whole set of hero moments, and that ram got to talk about his relationship with his religion and his father. It was good seeing April really coming into her own as a character and that the family drama did not wrap up neatly and unrealistically the way most shows would have done. The Governors are terrifying and clearly will grow as antagonists, given enough space and episodes. I think the theme today was character and it was lovely how parallel April/Ram was with The Prince/Matteusz. The part where April's mom frames the healing as violent and a violation and affirms the value of her life the way it is. It was really affirming and the opposite of what most shows do.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Indigenous people exposed to UK nuclear tests given healthcare aid:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39777197

* "North Korea’s 'jangmadang generation' questions the necessity of the Party Congress :" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=13890&cataId=nk01500

* "Trump: Go back to ‘goddamned steam':"

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* "US attorney scores settlement in Russia case:"

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* "Trump behavior toward Comey likely making his lawyers unhappy:"

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* Eeeeeew! "Trump asked Comey to pledge loyalty to him:"

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* "Rough welcomes for GOP Rep., Secy. DeVos:"

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* "Elizabeth Warren on Republicans and Trump’s 'nonsense':"

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* "Why I Had to Buy My Wife's Inhaler on the Dark Web:" https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/why-i-had-to-buy-my-wifes-inhaler-on-the-dark-web?utm_source=dmfb

* ""I'm facing jail time after laughing at Jeff Sessions. I regret nothing.":" https://www.vox.com/first-person/2017/5/8/15578850/sessions-confirmation-laugh-desiree-fairooz

* TW: Suicide. "8-year-old boy was bullied before committing suicide, attorneys say:" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/young-boy-bullied-by-classmates-suicide-cincinnati/

* "Bethune-Cookman Students Are Part Of A Distinguished Heritage Of HBCU Protest:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/bethune-cookman-students-are-part-of.html

* Fuck D. L. Hugely. I remember when he went around insisting that LGBTQIA people didn't deserve even basic rights because not enough of us had been beaten and murdered yet. No word on how many more of us he wanted to be killed before he'd consider us worthy of being considered people, but I haven't heard an apology and I haven't forgotten how cruel, hateful, and dehumanizing that was. He is not an icon of the progressive left, he is a homophobe; just as Gloria Steinem isn’t a feminist, he is a Transmysognist.

* " What you will" The fluidity of gender is no 21st-century idea. In Twelfth Night, writes Dr Will Tosh, gender is what you make of it.:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/160602115847/what-you-will

* "The Trump administration deleted the EPA’s climate change website. So, Chicago published it instead.:" https://mic.com/articles/176472/chicago-adds-epa-climate-change-page-deleted-by-trump-administration-to-city-website?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=future&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.8mafEgxwO

* So affluent white people went to a community of colour to lie to them about vaccines in the middle of an epidemic in the hopes their children will be infected with a deadly disease. They don't frame it like that, but that sure is what it looks like to me. "Anti-vaccine groups blamed in Minnesota measles outbreak:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/08/health/measles-minnesota-somali-anti-vaccine-bn/

* Help save the National Parks from 45: http://fiftysevenacademics.tumblr.com/post/160610175875/public-comment-on-trumps-executive-order-to

* Tw: Dead Animals. "South Florida python hunters bag a ton of snakes — cost-effectively:" http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article149798804.html

* "This Is the Best Dinosaur Fossil of Its Kind Ever Found:" http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/

* "During the English Civil War, Lady Mary Bankes defended a castle from over 200 attackers with only five men under her initial command:" https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/08/14/priority-english-civil-war-lady-mary-bankes-defended-castle-200-attackers-five-men-initial-command/

* "Donny Goes to School:"

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* "Djimon Hounsou - Changing Up Well-Known Stories with "King Arthur"- Extended Interview:"

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* "Between the Scenes - Trump's Dictator Tendencies:"

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* "The All-Male Panel on Women's Health:"

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* "The Kentucky Derby Was Eerily Reminiscent Of The Election:"

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* "What Ambulances Will Look Like Under Trumpcare:"

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* "Good Omens aborts the Apocalypse :" https://www.thefandomentals.com/good-omens-apocalypse/

* "The Ballad Of Captain America’s Disapproving Face:" http://sodiumflare.tumblr.com/post/160601771130/daredevilmeme-scarletmemewitch

* "American Gods, Season One, Episode Two: The Secret of Spoon:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/05/american-gods-season-one-episode-two.html

* "American Gods Dials It Up for Episode 2:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/american-gods-1x02/

* "American Gods begins to show its subtle changes:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/american-gods-begins-show-subtle-changes/

* "Guardians 2 Is The Most Emotionally Deep Marvel Movie To Date:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/guardians-2-review/

* This is Brilliant. "The True Meaning of 42:" https://vaspider.tumblr.com/post/160579237257/stripeycrayons-i-have-been-deeply-in-love-with

* "Torchwood Is Getting a Fifth Season—But Only in Audio Form:" http://io9.gizmodo.com/torchwood-is-getting-a-fifth-season-but-only-in-audio-f-1795014355

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* TW: Transphobic Hate Speech. "Breitbart’s Milo Yiannopoulos Doubles Down On Harassing Transgender University Of Wisconsin Student:" https://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/12/16/breitbart-s-milo-yiannopoulos-doubles-down-harassing-transgender-university-wisconsin-student/214849

* Today we got passport photos done, thanks to one of the people funding documents for trans folk, plus library and the like. I came home, sorted out things in the garden. The snow killed the tomatoes and more than half the lettuce. It was time to cut the lily stems and clear dead foliage. Some of the bulbs are well up and it was very much time to rotate. I have decided the sage is so happy and thriving on the high shelf, that I'm going to take it out of rotation and leave it there year round. The strawberries and carnations seem to me weathering and I've asparagus feathers spreading, so I've hopes of some next year. There is more tidying needing doing, but it was enough for one day, especially with light so short and the AS being assholish today. I started food and did dishes, at which point I was surprise offered a trip to see Rogue One, which I saw after dinner, lungs, and a tank cleaning. I was supposed to be doing paperwork, but one must gra chances like that when they come.

* Rogue One impressions, Contains spoilers

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* Damnit, they cancelled my beloved Blunt Talk.

* "The Walking Dead, Season 7, Episode 6: Swear:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/12/the-walking-dead-season-7-episode-6.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "What we don't know about Donald Trump:"

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* "How fair coverage gets Trumped:"

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* "Trump turns basic health report into circus:"

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* "I Don't See It As Voting for Hillary Clinton:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150441828962/darkmagyk-kyraneko-aimlessme-for-those

* "How Donald Trump could really help Flint: talk to GOP in Congress:"

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* "Trump scolded for trying to politicize Flint trip:"

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* "Researchers find mysterious 9,000 year old structures in Western Australia:" http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113415743/structures-western-australia-090716/?

* "Archaeology of the Undead:" http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/05/zombie-archaeology/483195/

* "Excavation finds early Shakespeare theatre was rectangular:" https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/may/17/curtain-excavation-early-shakespeare-theatre-rectangular-shoreditch

* "A Rough Week for Hillary Clinton:"

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* This made me laugh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150437645467/marauders4evr-people-always-joke-about-the

* A Trans Man Fairytale: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/150360515855/anotherwordformyth-inkskinned-before-he#notes

* NSFW "Pan-Demonium:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/9/14/pan-demonium.html

* TNG Season 3 Rewatch:
- The Price. Finally a debate on the dubious ethics of Star Fleet Telepathy. Unfortunately the person calling out Deanna for her horribly unethical behavior is just as bad with less cause. Also, Deanna Troi has the worst taste in men. First Riker, now this creepy dick measuring slime ball.

- The Defector. I really like this one, but then I also loved the DS9 season 1 war criminal one. There is something about an unreliable person in high stakes interrogation with culture clash that interests me every time. They are very different stories, but both tragedies.

- The Hunted is sadly very timely given the militaries continued refusal to help soldiers adjust to home, made worse in the face of our forever war in Afghanistan and the multiple tours people have done/keep doing in Iraq and Afghanistan leading to way higher levels of trauma for some soldiers and the ever higher suicide rate for veterans. This is, of course a Star trek style super soldier senario, but the point still stands, much the way the season 2 Data Personhood theme still stands in relation to the treatment of trans folk and Poc in this country. I wish this stuff wasn't timely. I really do. "We want our lives back. We want to come home." How many veterans have wanted the same? This one also, scratches at some of my personal doors, given the nature of my abuse. I had no memory of this episode analogous to my intense reaction to the Picard torture episode in the final season that spoke so directly to my personal experience, but damned if I didn't recognize the all too familiar flavour of that prisoner's anger and bitterness on meeting the Councillor. Ouch. Vintage me. "My battle is never over." You tell 'em, Roga Danar. You tell 'em.

Side note: Who was Jefferies and why did they name the tubes after him? Aren't they just crawlspaces with access panels?

* "Why Fiction and Representation Matter:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/fiction-matters/

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* "How Orlando’s Community Is Coping After the Pulse Tragedy:" http://www.vice.com/read/viceland-gaycation-orlando-full-episode

* "How the Most Hated Animal in America Outwitted Us All:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/coyote-america-dan-flores-history-science/

* "Hercules Mulligan, Spy on the Inside Pt. 1:" http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/hercules-mulligan-spy-on-the-inside-pt-1.htm

* "Hercules Mulligan, Spy on the Inside Pt. 2:" http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/hercules-mulligan-spy-on-the-inside-pt-2.htm

* "Mary Ann Shadd Cary:" http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/mary-ann-shadd-cary.htm

* Today I managed errands, dishes, and the office tank. I also found a beautiful dark heirloom tomato slug spoiled. The twin of the one I ate yesterday is pale orange though, so that is something. I really need to shuffle the garden about, but not today.

* I've been rereading the biography of Catherine the Great that I am fond of, and am at the part where her alcoholic, abusive, childish husband ascends to the throne and starts undoing a couple generations worth of diplomacy and reform because he has a serious boner for Fredrick the Great and nostalgia for his boyhood in Holstein. It's this cascade of terrible decisions with long lasting effects both for Russia and Europe in general, and I'm just sitting there wincing, wishing they'd hurry up have the coup already, until finally it happens and I can heave a sigh of relief. It amazes me still how worked up I get over it, especially given how far out of my patch early modern Russia is.

* On Javert and his appearance in Les Miserables: http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/149631189776/the-problem-that-i-have-with-the-way-victor-hugo

* "Sunday Sweets With Character:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/8/28/sunday-sweets-with-character.html

* "Review: My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2011/12/review-my-life-as-white-trash-zombie-by.html

* "Review: Even White Trash Zombies Get The Blues, by Diana Rowland, Book 2 of the White Trash Zombie Series:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2012/07/review-even-white-trash-zombies-get.html

* "Kong: Skull Island and Diversifying Monster Movies:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/kong-skull-island-diversifying/

* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since sandy. Want to help? http://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/148963870683/the-lonely-one96-almalexiaslouisiana-is

* California is now an official disaster due to out of control fire made worse by the drought. https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* Look, I found the NYC Parks Department tweet about erections, no matter how small being banned in New York Parks as funny as everyone else did, but then I looked at the statue. I'm deeply uncomfortable with it. I have never been fond of attacks on politicians that involve nudity. Y'all know how deeply I dislike Sarah Palin and everything she stood for, but I really didn't like the sexualized attacks on her and things like the porn parody her own side was wanking to. Trump's actions and opinions are absolutely odious and should be the subject of ridicule of all kinds, but I am wildly uncomfortable with the body shaming aspect of this prank and particularly the depiction of him as a trans man. Trust me, we don't want him any more than we want Anne Coulter, who has been frequently been the subject of transmisogynitic attacks from the left. I do not know that the Anarchist collective making these statues was consciously aware of the transphobic aspect of what they were doing. I strongly suspect they were not thinking of us transfolk at all, but I look at those pictures and footage and I see the fat shaming and mocking of genitalia on a body that looks like the body of an awful lot of transmen, and I get queasy.

We on the left need to be better than this, folks. Let’s try to be.

* That's not a knife! THIS is a knife! "Man tries to rob store with sword; finds clerk also has a sword:" http://globalnews.ca/news/2169438/watch-man-tries-to-rob-store-with-sword-finds-clerk-also-has-a-sword/

* We could have named Tavy after Sonny the bitey baby in a series of Unfortunate Events, or stitch as in "Lilo and" for the destructive potential in the cute, tiny, package.

* We've now reached 12,943 notes on "historically Accurate Sexism" and have wandered into cool primary sources and Early Modern Women. It delights me that this thing is still trundling along. Someone chimed in on Medieval Islamic Women: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/149309033042/historically-authentic-sexism-in-fantasy-lets

* "Sunday Sweets For Summer Weddings:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/8/21/sunday-sweets-for-summer-weddings.html

* "23 Things That Definitely Happened In The Harry Potter Universe:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/things-that-definitely-happened-in-the-harry-potter-unive?utm_term=.cjMRJ1XWn9#.dqMnKrglXe

* I was rewatching Black Sails and got to the Season Two Finale and kept thinking, "Fun with Flint and Vane!"

* In related news, I spotted enough things, that I likely will be doing a 1-3 retrospective at some point this fall. I never did first season properly and I spotted lots of details and parallels I missed.

* Wow, NBC fucked up the Rhythmic gymnastics finals. They preempted individual for random highlights of boring things I wasn't interested in, so I didn't get to see it at all. Then for the team final they decided to deliberately pick a camera angle so high and far away that for the most part the apparatus was invisible. You could see the hoops occasionally when they threw them high enough and Ukraine was all in black so it was slightly better, but for most colour schemes it was people doing oddly choreographed ballet with really strange arm movements. One couldn't even properly see the dancing for teams like Russia with particularly pale colour schemes. How do I know it was deliberate? Because they would tease us with tiny clips properly shot from the other two cameras they had set up in instant replay for some groups while they were waiting for the scores and would occasionally cut to them for a couple seconds during the routine. That means someone in the booth looked at the three camera angles: two of which allowed you to see faces, costumes, and apparatus, and decided that five blurs with pale legs and arms against pale background and no visible apparatus was the way to go. Imagine if they deliberate broadcast a basketball game shot on a professional network where you couldn't see the ball and it was from so far away you couldn't tell what the players are doing or why. I can only assume NBC made this choice as a big fuck you to athletes who just spent the last four years of their lives polishing those routines and to the fans who waited four years to finally get to see them.

Fuck, you, NBC! Seriously, you had ONE JOB, and this Olympics you consistently fucked it up with racist and sexist commentary, refusal to properly show non American athletes in things like men's gymnastics, and now, deliberately throwing away footage allowing people to actually see the competition in favour of footage so bad it made frustrating nonsense out of the whole thing. Fuck you, NBC. If you can't do this competently, let someone else do it who can!

* I'm not Crying; you're crying. "I wonder if, in superhero universes, the villains ever get contacted by those “Make a Wish Foundation” and similar people.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/149357159992/beka-tiddalik-brosequartz-fireandwonder

* Louisiana is having a major flooding disaster, the worst disaster in this country since sandy. Want to help? http://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/148963870683/the-lonely-one96-almalexiaslouisiana-is

* California is now an official disaster due to out of control fire made worse by the drought. https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
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* "Richard Engel reflects on twenty years in the Middle East:"

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* "Hillary Clinton's NH loss softened by delegate math:"

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* "Ben Jealous draws distinctions in Democratic race:"

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* "History of dirty tricks puts candidates on guard in SC:"

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* "Why I Just Dropped The Harassment Charges The Man Who Started GamerGate.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/139165061442/why-i-just-dropped-the-harassment-charges-the-man

* "Marley Dias Talks #1000BlackGirlBooks:"

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* "New plan to replace Flint's lead pipes awaits funding:"

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* "These frogs shoot venom straight from their heads:" http://www.cnet.com/news/these-frogs-shoot-poisonous-venom-from-their-heads/

* "Kanye West's Controversial Tweet About Bill Cosby:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - GOP New Hampshire Primary:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - Superdelegates Save Hillary Clinton:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - Harsh Words from Hillary Clinton's Surrogates:"

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* I meant to be on GoB tonight, but there were a series of time consuming things needing sorting out, including going to pick up the meds that weren't at the Pharmacy Tuesday (One of the two I absolutely can't function even a little without). Lots of things needing doing got done, but not Ebays, alas, and there was definitely no time for GoB. This weekend starts a series of tight scheduled events leading up to and including the Dolphin Festival over at GoB, which may limit my availability for other online pursuits. I am still back in December on a number of things still from Dhrae's Wedding and aftermath. I've been making progress on weed wacking my way forward, but Dolphin festival is likely to slow or stop that progress. I am now suspecting I won't get back to archaeology round up until April (face palm).

* Nail update in case people are interested in how they wear. We did these the evening of the 28th. I put clear nail polish as sealant the next day. It’s Feb. 12th and I’m still wearing them. I did retip them in a compatible blue and have started doing cuticles. I got compliments at the pharmacy today, so that suggests they were still looking good at the two week point. The index nails broke and in the process tore part of the stickers off. Today I did an acidic cooking task that tore the thumb applications in half and rumbled another finger. Both pinkies and one ring only started needing light retipping today after the lemon disaster, and look otherwise pristine. So five of them still look really good two weeks later. Four are damaged, but basically because I broke nails/wasn’t sensible enough to put on gloves. So with the espionage, two weeks of wear is not unreasonable. I’m going to reseal them and see how much more wear I can get out of them before they look too shabby to stand anymore.

* "A Defense of Tyrion’s ADWD Storyline, Part 6: Snarling in the Midst of All:" http://poorquentyn.tumblr.com/post/136642624458/a-defense-of-tyrions-adwd-storyline-part-6

* "The Illegitimacy of Aragorn's Claim to the Throne :" http://the-toast.net/2016/01/19/the-illegitimacy-of-aragorn/

* "Lord of the Rings Re-Read: The Shadow of the Past :" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/lord-of-the-rings-re-read-the-shadow-of-the-past/

* 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 Hector's cat food and 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: (Pensive)
* NWS. "NZ minister gets dildo in face after TPP signing (VIDEO):" https://www.rt.com/news/331376-tpp-joyce-protest-dildo/

* "Australia's offshore asylum policy ruled legal by High Court:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-35479173

* So now it's looking like the Ted Cruz campaign robo-called Iowa voters telling them the lie that Ben Carson has dropped out. That looks really unequivocal on the scale of deliberate and that plus the email makes it hard to believe that this was not coordinated and targeted from very high up. I just don't see how you record and send out a robo call by accident.

* "Why We Need To Keep Using "White", "Male" and "Straight" as Labels:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/labels-of-white-straight-cis-and-male-and-why-we-need-to-keep-them-around/

* "Black Girls Breaking Silence on School Push-Out :"

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* "Puerto Rico releases a new gender change form for driver’s licenses!" http://www.transequality.org/blog/puerto-rico-releases-a-new-gender-change-form-for-driver-s-licenses?utm_content=bufferb0fe7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "Quiet Portrayals of Minorities:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/01/quiet-portrayals-of-minorities.html

* "It's A Sweet Day For A Winter Wedding:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/1/24/its-a-sweet-day-for-a-winter-wedding.html

* "Sunday Sweets Inspired By The Red Carpet!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/1/31/sunday-sweets-inspired-by-the-red-carpet.html

* No PBS, small children are not "literally sponges." For example, children have a centralized nervous system, complete with a brain capable of learning new things, whereas sponges have no nervous system at all (or a digestive or circulatory system). Children can not live under water; sponges require submersion to live. Do not put babies in the ocean! It is very bad for them! Indeed, it's hard to imagine a multicelluar organism less like a human baby. Can you please fix this commercial? It's been a year.

* "American Horror Story, Season 5 (Hotel), Episode 11: Battle Royal:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/01/american-horror-story-season-5-hotel.html

* "American Horror Story, Season 5 (Hotel), Episode 12: Be Our Guest:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/01/american-horror-story-season-5-hotel_15.html

* "My fave is problematic: Harry Potter:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/my-fave-is-problematic-harry-potter/

* Due to scheduling conflicts, it wasn't possible for me to watch the US Nationals or the Europeans live. I am instead catching them piecemeal as I can. Adam Rippon and Max Aaaron gave lovely mature skates, but as beautiful as they are to watch neither is on the level of the young men coming up in Asia. Nathan Chen skates like the future though, and I expect him to be giving Jin Boyang a run for his money soon, even though he does need to work on his artistic and performance aspects. The Ladies? The ladies broke my heart. There were some lovely passages, but all I kept thinking while watching them is how far they are behind the Russian women. I am old enough to remember when we were producing some of the best women skaters in the world, I'd like to see us do it again.

* 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 Hector's cat food and 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: (Krampus)
* "Creationist Who Believes in Chemtrails to Head Arizona Senate Education Committee:" http://mic.com/articles/131150/creationist-who-believes-in-chemtrails-to-head-arizona-state-s

* Friday was a rest day. Saturday was a puttering day. Today I'm short sleeped for a thing on GoB. My sister gave me a Shakespearean insult flip book. I have a Tudor insult reference book I use for GoB, but i think this will be easier and faster, which matters in MUSHing, so my sister really did well on useful gifts this year. The AA got me dishtowels of a texture I can use to make bread and a cat aphorism framed thing I will need to find somewhere to put. This is above par on the scale of AA gifts, so win. I may regift the cat aphorism thing, but the dishtowels, I really can put to use. I took a nap after GoB and woke up annoyingly sick. Sigh.

* Thank you... I think it was Jonquility? For recommending the strongly feminist Chameleon Moon. This was utterly charming. Interesting world building and plot, with a delightfully diverse cast of mostly queer characters of various types. Plenty of strong women characters, with one of the two viewpoint characters being a trans woman. There is even non-binary representation! This is a beautiful resistance against a distopian nightmare story that did not disappoint!

* "Star Wars Merch’s Sexism Problem: #WheresRey Highlights Dearth in Female Toys:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/12/22/star-wars-merch-s-sexism-problem-wheresrey-highlights-dearth-in-female-toys.html?via=desktop&source=facebook

* "Mansfield Park:" http://the-toast.net/2015/05/06/mansfield-park/

* Want to help finance Hector's cat food and 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)
* Best of luck to my Canadian readers on your election tomorrow. Let us all hope for change.

* There was a typhoon ongoing in the Philippines Sunday morning.

* "Amazing Images Reveal How the Exclusion Zone Around Fukushima Has Been Abandoned to Become an Overgrown Wilderness:" http://designyoutrust.com/2015/10/amazing-images-reveal-how-the-exclusion-zone-around-fukushima-has-been-abandoned-to-become-an-overgrown-wilderness/

* "Deadly shooting sparks panic at ZombiCon in Fort Myers:" http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/18/us/zombicon-shooting-fort-myers-florida/

* "Chivalry Isn’t Dead, You Just Don’t Know What the Fuck it is.:" http://bettermyths.com/chivalry-isnt-dead-you-just-dont-know-what-the-fuck-it-is/

* "Fangs For The Fantasy: Meg Rosoff: Challenging Diversity in Children's Books:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/10/meg-rosoff-challenging-diversity-in.html

* The prezzie turned out to be a black, handwoven scarf. I am difficult about textures, but this one was smooth and soft enough that the test wearing went well, so I think it will work. I love the subtle texture of the weave. The amount of work and skill involved blows me away rather. LM is quite pleased with the wrapping material which involved some excellent crinkly tissue paper from which she has made her self an excellent mest.

* More Black Sails XVII in the comments, in which a commentator does an excellent job of explicating what I mean by Charles Vane's wooing pattern: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/131475492392/black-sails-rewatch-xvii

* Black Sails Rewatch, XVIII:

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* Black Sails Rewatch Masterpost: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/131482824262/black-sails-season-i-2-rewatch-master-post

* I can't believe I finished the Black Sails commentary!

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Ben Carson's gun comments draw controversy:" http://on.msnbc.com/1K1TCLS

* Boehner is taking one for the Team, looks like. He's sticking until they replace him.

* "International Anti-Blackness Is Real:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/10/international-anti-blackness-is-real.html

* "I Repeat White People: Just Say No To Blackface:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/10/i-repeat-white-people-just-say-no-to.html

* "MHP: Obama can't simply 'fix' the racial divide:" http://on.msnbc.com/1Le8poC

* The prosecutor finds the cold blooded police drive by shooting of twelve year old Tamir Rice for the crime of being a black child playing alone in the snow to be justified even though the police lied extensively about the premeditated murder. It's still going to the grand jury, but odds are there will be no consequences for murdering the child with no warning or remorse, nor for lying to cover up their heinous racially motivated crime.

* "DOJ to release 6,000 federal prisoners:" http://on.msnbc.com/1VMal1Q

* "Amber Rose fights back against slut shaming:" http://on.msnbc.com/1G4YIMe

* "Masculinity Is an Anxiety Disorder: Breaking Down the Nerd Box:" http://uncannymagazine.com/article/masculinity-is-an-anxiety-disorder-breaking-down-the-nerd-box/#2

* "32 Members Of Congress Urge TSA To Reform Trans Screening Procedures:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/10/32-members-of-congress-urge-tsa-to.html

* "Nearly 90 Percent Of Americans Think Political Candidates Should Understand Science:" http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/10/09/3711122/americans-want-politicians-to-understand-science-poll/

* This reminds me of the Revenger’s Tragedy. "Witness says homeless man talked to skull, used it 'like a puppet' :" http://www.wpbf.com/news/witness-says-homeless-man-talked-to-skull-used-it-like-a-puppet/35704340

* "Democratic congressman posts Craigslist ad for Republican Speaker job on Facebook page:" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/10/08/1429577/-Democratic-Congressman-posts-Craigslist-ad-for-Republican-Speaker-job-on-Facebook-page

* "Reflecting on inclusiveness at New York Comic Con:" http://on.msnbc.com/1G6Xn7N

* Attn: Greenwick. "Yu Ming Is Ainm Dom (My Name Is Yu Ming):" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/131012090582/irishthings-boteachglach-yu-ming-is-ainm-dom

* Ebay, Less than a day:

A Low Candle-Lit Room 2013 (LE, Yules): (Company says: Candle wax and waxen "skin," rotting leather and reeking damp wood, and the ashes of a yawning, cold fireplace.). 3/4 Full.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301757378182?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* Slovakia wants their share of the refugees only be Christian.

* "LeBron James' Latest Slam Dunk Actually Took Place off the Court:" http://mic.com/articles/123940/le-bron-james-is-sending-1-100-kids-from-his-hometown-to-college-for-free?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

* The Republican Party truly is the Know Nothing Party now. I feel like the Whiggish worm is eating it's tail.

* "Why Christie needs to clean up the Hudson tunnel mess:" http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/08/why_christie_needs_to_clean_up_the_hudson_tunnel_m.html

* Re: Ashley Madison. I don't have any skin in this game. I have never cheated, not have I been cheated on, though I have been in a lot of relationships with negotiated openness of one type or another. I am a believer in ethical polyamory, not cheating. In a Modern American context, there are very few circumstances that excuse it. We no longer have arranged marriages. no fault divorce is the law of the land. People whom can not split up for reasons such as finances, children, serious medical issues, etc. can use their damned words and work out an open marriage arrangement like sensible adults. I do think that in times, countries, and circumstances that are coercive, where people really don't have options, cheating, while not ideal is acceptable. I think those conditions apply rarely in this country now. It is completely unacceptable to subject a partner to risk without consent, with the obvious exception of a situation where a person is being coerced to stay and they that isn't a partner, that is a rapist. Otherwise, leave or use your words. Like a grown up.

That said, I am also a huge fan of privacy. Showing Jennifer Lawrence's genitals to people without her consent is not okay. Showing anyone's genitals to people without their consent is never okay regardless of gender and celebrity status. Warrantless collection of email by governments is not okay. Warrantless wiretaps are not okay. Publishing someones name and address and urging people to kill them because you don't like what she said about gaming on the Internet or what he does for a living or who they sleep with is not okay. And on and on.

Publishing the names and financials etc. of people registered on Ashley Madison is not okay. Privacy trumps the fact that cheating is a shitty thing to do. Publishing someone's personal details and fucking up their whole family's lives is way shittier, especial as the financials mean you are stealing not just from the cheater but that person's spouse and children if any. You are punishing the whole family for something that is not illegal and is incredibly common. What you are doing is way shittier than whatever that cheating spouse did, it truly is.

* "New hypothesis: Jeb Bush is bad at his job of running for president:"

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* "O'Malley makes smart move with union at Las Vegas Trump protest:"

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* "Maine governor offers to resign if enough people ask. Asking commences.:"

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* On Antisemitism, race, ethnicity, and Othering: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/127074325117/hey-im-black-and-not-jewish-and-am-struggling

* "The B Word:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/125762297115/i-kiss-the-pretty-boy-in-black-semi-sheer-thigh#notes

* Three More Trans Women of Colour Murdered: Last year there was one trans woman murdered in this country for every month in the year. As of this week sixteen trans women have been murdered, most of them women of colour, most of those of African decent. Can we please all agree that Black Trans Lives Matter and do something about this?

* This was the hottest July in the history of recordable temperature keeping on Earth.

* Today there was pie and pizza and podcast. We did episode 2 of Slavery and Slavery like structures, and I had to stop just before the Great Peasant Revolt, which is unfortunate. I'd hoped to finish off serfdom today and start fresh with the return to chattel slavery next week.

* "These 4 Charts Reveal Exactly How Terrible Hollywood's Diversity Problem Really Is:" http://mic.com/articles/123731/4-charts-reveal-exactly-how-terrible-hollywoods-diversity-problem-is?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

* "The Beauty and the Sadness of Geek Culture:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/08/the-beauty-and-sadness-of-geek-culture.html

* "Questions and answers, #6: Just kidding around.:" http://seanan-mcguire.livejournal.com/635569.html

* "‘Sesame Street’ to Air First on HBO for Next 5 Seasons:" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/14/business/media/sesame-street-heading-to-hbo-in-fall.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=2

* Leather Bear: http://www.somethingpositive.net/sp07222015.shtml

* "With great power comes...:" http://cmdr-zoom.livejournal.com/490959.html

* Ebay:

Lindworm 2012 (LE, DragonCon, Event Exclusive): (Company says: Smoky green leather smeared with crushed grasses and wild herbs). 3/4 Full. http://www.ebay.com/itm/301718133830?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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

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

* Trying to stay afloat until September: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (No Angel)
* "Rescuers in Myanmar struggle to reach flood-hit areas as death toll rises:" http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/8/3/rescuers-in-myanmar-struggle-to-reach-flood-hit-areas-toll-seen-rising.html?utm_content=nobylines&utm_campaign=ajam&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

* "Garda arrested prostitute, and later he went back and had sex with her:" http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/garda-arrested-prostitute-and-later-he-went-back-and-had-sex-with-her-31369850.html

* "President Obama Says Racism And Homophobia Come From The Same Mindset:" http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/uncucumbered/president_obama_says_racism_and_homophobia_come_from_the_same_mindset

* "Rachel Campos-Duffy: Donald Trump attacked the conservative 'darling':" http://on.msnbc.com/1UvrBEs

* "The battle for voting rights is far from over:"

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* It's like she's saying, "Let them Eat Cake!" "Oklahoma governor's solution for homeowners dealing with swarms of earthquakes? Buy more insurance:" http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/08/05/1409102/-Oklahoma-governor-s-solution-for-homeowners-dealing-with-swarms-of-earthquakes-Buy-more-insurance?detail=tumblr#

* "College Board Caves To Conservative Pressure, Changes AP U.S. History Curriculum:" http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/07/30/3686060/conservatives-get-major-win-fight-ap-history-classes/

* "Court fees trap ex-inmates in a prison of debt :" http://america.aljazeera.com/multimedia/2015/8/court-fees-trap-ex-felons-in-a-prison-of-debt.html?utm_content=bylines&utm_campaign=ajam&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=SocialFlow

* "Why is a third-grader in handcuffs?" http://on.msnbc.com/1Uvzc5V

* "Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho: It's time to redefine school discipline:" http://on.msnbc.com/1MhrPhc

We did something similar in the schools where I taught. It doesn’t solve everything, but it is way more logical and better for the students.

* "#OneYearAfterFerguson: #FergusonForward Leslie McSpadden: 'Honor My Son':" http://www.ebony.com/news-views/ferguson-forward-leslie-mcspadden-honor-my-son-606#axzz3iIcMN6j5

* "Two Nine-Year-Olds’ Magnificent Open Letter to Disney About Racial and Gender Stereotypes:" http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/08/03/dexter-disney/

* "How did the divisions of kingdoms and territories come about?" http://seanan-mcguire.livejournal.com/633689.html

* "Criminal - Vintage Torch Song Fiona Apple Cover ft. Ariana Savalas :"

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* Ebays, Links fixed, 2ish days:

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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
gwydion: (Pensive)
* "'Always be yourself': Queen Elsa's video message to Samara:" http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/always-be-yourself-queen-elsas-video-message-to-samara-20150623-ghw346.html

* "Let The Tapdancing About This Latest Domestic Terror Attack Begin:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/06/let-tapdancing-about-this-latest.html

* "Alveda King: Charleston Carnage Happened Because Abortion:" http://www.liberalamerica.org/2015/06/18/alveda-king-charleston-carnage-happened-because-abortion/

* "Kansas GOP Lawmakers Want To Punish Black Rep For Calling Them 'Racist':" http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/valdenia-winn-kansas-racist-sanction-hearing

According to Kansan Republicans, systemic racism is totally okay, but pointing it out is a crime!

* "Pope Francis compares trans people to nuclear weapons:" http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pope-francis-compares-trans-people-nuclear-weapons190215

* A separate attack. "Pope Francis on trans issues: Accept the body God gave you - See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pope-francis-trans-issues-accept-body-god-gave-you190615#sthash.5696Kmqs.dpuf:" http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/pope-francis-trans-issues-accept-body-god-gave-you190615

* "Pope Francis, Stop Attacking Trans People!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/06/pope-francis-stop-attacking-trans-people.html

* "Rest In Peace, Mercedes:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/06/rest-in-peace-mercedes.html

* The ongoing banking dispute drama: Because AVG only paid back via paypal instead of direct depositing, it is dramatically harder to fight the bank fines. I have to print everything out and take it in to the bank and hope. Which is a problem because main computer is still down which means I can't print and the longer I wait the harder it will be to get any sort of satisfaction. I can't afford computer repair. Squirrel claims he has a friend that can sort it but who never materializes.

* "Jurassic World, Mad Max Fury Road, and Little Girls:" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/122290123375/lierdumoa-battlenuggalope-jurassic-world-mad#notes

* Apparently I messed up the Cersei walk of Shame link. here: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/121986734092#notes

* "12 Striking Images Show the Side of Africa's History You've Never Seen Before:" http://mic.com/articles/119426/12-striking-photos-show-africa-s-past-in-a-way-you-haven-t-seen-before?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

* Snerk "The Gamesters of Triskelion:" http://www.mezzacotta.net/planetofhats/episodes/0046.html

* "Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Soul Green Day Cover ft. Maiya Sykes :"

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

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

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

* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com
gwydion: (Jack)
* "Changes to Aboriginal Heritage Act threaten Aboriginal sacred sites in WA:" http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2015/05/12/comment-changes-aboriginal-heritage-act-threaten-aboriginal-sacred-sites-wa

* "ISIS spread threatens Syrian city's ancient artifacts:"

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* "News gods are testing your capacity for outrage:"

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* "Weak oil spill response drives locals to beach clean-up:"

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* "On empathy:" http://seanan-mcguire.livejournal.com/625970.html

* "Open Carry Laws Racist Enforcement:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/05/open-carry-laws-racist-enforcement.html

* "Anti-Gay Pundit: Homosexuality 'A Factor' In Amtrak Crash:" http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/anti-gay-pundit-homosexuality-factor-amtrak-crash

* Today we finished the bathroom ceiling, and I cooked greens and pie. One the way to take Greenwick home, I spotted a notice reopening our patio. Because of the wording, it looked wise to move all of the plants tonight. So I moved the stands and trays out, dragged planters to the patio and set them all up. I can't move the outdoor shelving myself, so I only cleared the upper shelves. tomorrow, I'll clear the rest and get Squirrel to help me move the thing. Then follows the whole finding spots for the things pulled off the shelves and moving the gardening things outside. Oh, and my body is throwing a massive tantrum and something is randomly wrong with the main computer.

* "My Reaction to Mad Max: Fury Road and the Utter Perfection that is Imperator Furiosa:" http://nospockdasgay.tumblr.com/post/119381643753/my-reaction-to-mad-max-fury-road-and-the-utter

* "It’s time to have a real conversation about Game of Throne’s war on women.:" http://maisiewilliams.tumblr.com/post/119279048194/what-you-missed-on-5x06-of-game-of-thrones

* Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner Issue Statements After Calling Black Widow a “Whore” and a “Slut”:" http://www.themarysue.com/chris-evans-jeremy-renner-statements/

* "Penny Dreadful and the Avoidance of LGBT Characterization:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2014/06/penny-dreadful-and-avoidance-of-lgbt.html

* "Penny Dreadful, Season 1, Episode 8: Grand Guignol:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2014/07/penny-dreadful-season-1-episode-8-grand.html

* "iZombie, Season 1, Episode 10: Me Berserk:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/05/izombie-season-1-episode-10-me-berserk.html

* On the Natasha Monster scene: http://captainofalltheships.tumblr.com/post/119588584233/ilvalentinos-like-watch-me-be-extra-salty

* We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com

* Ebay Time:

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* Trying to stay afloat until August: http://www.gofundme.com/cuovws or Lethran@gmail.com

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