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* It’s so good to see Vladimir Kara-Murz alive and reasonably healthy looking and still fighting. "Russian oligarchs, and what they may want from the U.S.:"

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* "Unpopular Senate healthcare bill lacks support from governors:"

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* Trumpcare Update: Looks like they are using McCain's illness as an excuse to delay the bill. We still need the third no, so please keep the pressure on.

* TW: Domestic Violence. "‘We didn’t recognise that he was dangerous’: our father killed our mother and sister:" https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jun/17/we-didnt-recognise-that-he-was-dangerous-our-father-killed-our-mother-and-sister

* "5 Realities About The World’s Scariest Police Department:" http://www.cracked.com/article_24806_why-nypd-weirdest-police-department-in-world.html

* "Quantifying the additional killings committed by cops when they get military weapons:" https://boingboing.net/2017/07/01/cops-are-civilians.html

* "You're In A Human Rights Fight Right Now:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/youre-in-human-rights-fight-right-now.html

* "Black Trans Advocacy Statement Concerning HB 46 and HB 50:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/black-trans-advocacy-statement.html

* "How Lesbians Cared For And Fought For Gay Men During the AIDS Crisis:" http://andymatic.com/how-lesbians-cared-for-and-fought-for-gay-men-during-the-aids-crisis/

* "This Mom’s Response To Her Daughter Calling Her Fat Was Pitch Perfect:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/alison-kimmey-body-positive-instagram-mom_us_5947fad9e4b0edb84c1472d6

* "Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism Is The Real Problem?:" https://www.fastcompany.com/40439316/are-you-ready-to-consider-that-capitalism-is-the-real-problem

* "My aunt had a dinner party, and then she took her guests to kill 180 Jews:" http://www.haaretz.com/world-news/europe/1.798168

* More on the Indigenous Women Wrestlers of Bolivia: http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/162045086043/the-top-of-this-post-is-a-25-minute-documentary-on#notes

* Knightriders will always be my very favorite of his, for all my fondness for his Zombies and the Crazies. "George A. Romero, 'Night of the Living Dead' creator, dies at 77:" http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-me-george-romero-20170716-story.html

* "Sunday Sweets: Drama Queens:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/7/16/sunday-sweets-drama-queens.html

* I stopped watching Doctor Who, which I'd been literally watching since infancy (with gaps when I hadn't access to TV or the show wasn't on local PBS, but I've seen all the surviving episodes up until I quit in season 8. Seriously, I can't remember before my Dad and I used to watch Baker and Pertwee episodes both of which broadcast in my area all through my child, plus the 5th Doctor ones once Tom baker retired from being the Doctor. I'm old school fandom.), because the relentless sexism and general lack of diversity rendered the Moffat Era ones unwatchable to the point I gave up early in Capaldi. I want to make super clear my dislike of the incredibly bad, steadily deteriorating, and -ism ridden writing is in no way a reflection on Mr. Smith or Mr. Capaldi, both of whom did fine work with what they had, or on the people playing the companions. I quit a fandom I'd loved for 40ish years because Moffat kept smuggly moffatting over it.

I have heard Moffat is out after this season in exchange for Chris Chibnall, and while in my heart of hearts I'd dreamcast Sophie Okonedo, I am incredibly happy for Jodie Whittaker and am looking forward to watching a show I used to love again.

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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
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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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* "Beyond the Burkini in France - States of Undress:" https://video.vice.com/en_ca/video/beyond-the-burkini-in-france/5942f5662c541ff967c74988

* "44 states won't give some voter info to panel:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/03/politics/kris-kobach-letter-voter-fraud-commission-information/index.html

* "Packing Heat in Heels: STATES OF UNDRESS:"

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* "Who Is Causing All the Fires in San Francisco?:" http://www.gq.com/story/san-francisco-is-burning

* "Number 15 - Rest In Power and Peace, Ebony Morgan:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/number-15-rest-in-power-and-peace-ebony.html

* "RIP Aleshia Brevard:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/rip-aleshia-brevard.html

* "We are People:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/we-are-people.html

* "Thai Transgender Beauty Pageant - States of Undress:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/states-of-undress-thai-transgender-beauty-pageant/5942f88aa15cbf6c5254a241

* Hence my preference for small heirlooms over massive tasteless beefcakes. "The Quest to Return Tomatoes to Their Full-Flavored Glory:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/geneticists-quest-return-tomatoes-full-flavored-glory-180961933/

* These are from Bright Stream, a Ballet Stalin banned for being "perverted." https://www.instagram.com/p/BWBZuVOFxQq/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BWBJcQ8BPWc/

* "Sinclair Broadcast Group: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* Monday we had a picnic at the lake. It had cooled off a little, so wasn't as crowded at all. We got close shade parking. I waded in up to my armpits and another person went with me, but it was slightly too chilly to actually swim. I was an excellent potluck picnic with fruit and snack and conversation. We saw an adolescent rabbit, an interesting bird, and lots of well behaved dogs. After, I dropped two people off, and two of us did some errands, including mailing out ebays, so that is a load off my mind. It was a good day.

* For the record the free Tom's of Maine Cinamint Myrrh and Propolis toothpaste is working out. It is the gentlest, smoothest toothpaste I've ever encountered. It is strongly cinnamon dominant and the mint component is safe. While I am not entirely fond of the way the mint and I'm thinking myrrh interact, it's mild annoyance compared to any flavour of Colgate or Sensadyne one can name, and I do enjoy cinnamon. It may still be worth checking out children's flavours, but if this is as good as it gets, I'm happy.

Just a reminder, if you contact Tom's with toothpaste questions, they will call you back to answer your question and send you a full sized tube to try. I know a lot of us are poor, so it might be worth checking if you want to sample one of their things before buying.

* The Goth lilies are blooming. For those of you who worry, those lilies are up on the altar. Tavy never goes up on the altar. I’m not convinced he could manage to even if he wanted, given his balance issues. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162605912752/the-goth-lilies-are-blooming-for-those-of-you

* I keep thinking about Every Heart a Doorway. I was, of course, one of those kids always looking for an exit one way or another. I kept looking long after I knew better. I tried everything kids in books tried. I keep thinking about Nancy's stillness and the way children can and can't disappear. I was a master at silence and stillness and making people forget I was there so I could disappear without being noticed, but my natural state was motion. Stillness and silence and motion were all tactics. Motion kept me safe at recess. You can't harm what you can't catch, but my ability to disappear was safety in so many other circumstances. I'd have hated Nancy's Underworld, for all I understand how it fit her.

Resonance wise? I am very clearly a Mortis sort of person, and belong to logic, though not high logic. I thought a long time about Wicked and Virtue and the thing in the book about Innocence. I think my resonance would have been virtue after all. Dark things can be virtuous for all people like to pretend they can't. I think about how I resisted and why I resisted and the way I resisted and and what I resisted and it was fundamentally about things like truth and integrity and honor on my side and Innocence died hard and early, what could Wickedness have wanted of me?

It was a brilliant book and the end was not what most people would have done, but it was the right thing. Props on representation as well.

* "Preacher, Season 2 Episode 2: Mumbai Spy Tower:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/preacher-season-2-episode-2-mumbai-spy.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Pakistan inferno: Father's anguish as tanker dead buried:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40418969

* "Moscow Is Recalling Russia's Ambassador To The US Amid Election Controversy:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/johnhudson/moscow-is-finally-recalling-russian-ambassador-sergey?utm_term=.ejJ60VMAGk#.ioq1qlZP5L

* "US nuclear plant's computer system hacked:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-nuclear-plants-computer-system-hacked/story?id=48314345

* "Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary:" https://apnews.com/a39de0185d6844bfb0c4009b22791252

* "Trump blasts CNN as ‘fake news’ after it retracts story:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/27/trump-cnn-retracts-story-239988

* "Officials struggle to convince Trump that Russia remains a threat:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/28/politics/officials-struggle-convince-trump-russia-threat/index.html

* "Trump teases 'big surprise' on Senate Obamacare repeal effort:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/28/donald-trump-obamacare-repeal-240044

* "Manafort Discloses $17 Million in Payments for Ukrainian Work:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-28/manafort-discloses-17-million-in-payments-for-ukrainian-work

* "A Lawyer Who Helped Write The Patriot Act Is Trump’s Pick For A Top State Department Job:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/trump-picks-patriot-act-lawyer-for-top-state-depar?utm_term=.vxm1R6wWey#.hcGoO5dEPN

* "Trump lawyer's firm steered millions in donations to family members, files show:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/27/trump-lawyer-jay-sekulow-donations

* "Sarah Huckabee Sanders tangles with reporter at White House briefing:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/27/sarah-huckabee-sanders-brian-karem-media-attack-240016

* "Trump, EPA Move to Rescind Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-epa-move-to-rescind-obama-administrations-clean-water-rule-1498586400

* "Perry calls for climate change debate, says he doesn't know Trump's stance:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/27/rick-perry-climate-change-trump-stance-240012

* "Trump team declares all Russia stories fake news:"

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* "EPA sidelining science under Trump, Pruit:"

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* So he wants to get rid of Meals on Wheels, but thinks he deserves a 17% raise. "Chaffetz calls for $2,500 legislator housing stipend:" http://thehill.com/homenews/house/339570-chaffetz-calls-for-2500-legislator-housing-stipend

* Keep the Pressure on, Folks. "Republicans eye billions in side deals to win Obamacare repeal votes:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/26/republicans-obamacare-repeal-votes-239984

* "208,500 additional deaths could occur by 2026 under the Senate health plan:" https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/6/28/15881720/deaths-senate-health-care-bcra

* "Republicans in Missouri want to be able to keep women who use birth control from working:" https://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/6/23/1674570/-Republicans-in-Missouri-want-to-be-able-to-keep-women-who-use-birth-control-from-working

* "Number 14- Rest In Power and Peace Ava Le'Ray Barrin:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/number-14-rest-in-power-and-peace-ava.html

* "Pro wrestling’s newest villain: 'The Progressive Liberal':"

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* "Medicaid's Last Stand:"

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* "ICE Unleashed:"

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* "The New Ground Rules At White House Press Briefings:"

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* "'Repeal And Replace' Is Being 'Delayed And Postponed':"

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* "Why Human Evolution Matters: Crash Course Big History 204:"

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* "Why Human Ancestry Matters: Crash Course Big History 205 :"

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* "Vaccines: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver :"

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* "Stephen Returns From Russia With An Apology For Trump:"

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* "Stephen Leaks Drawings Of Sean Spicer's No-Camera Press Briefing:"

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* "Stephen's Trip To Russia Was Supposed To Be Secret:"

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* Queer Dance Party:

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* "Fear The Walking Dead, Season Three, Episode Five: Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/fear-walking-dead-season-three-episode_20.html

* This was my one big problem with both versions of American Gods. (I have a handful of quibbles, but none of note). "Bilquis, Queen of Sheba, and American Gods:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/bilquis-american-gods/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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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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* "The Observer view on the general election:" https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jun/10/observer-view-general-election-theresa-may-debacle

* "UK election 2017: full results:" https://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2017/jun/08/live-uk-election-results-in-full-2017

* "Angry voters produce another surprising election result:"

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* "Sebastian Junger & Nick Quested - How Syria Became "Hell on Earth" - Extended Interview:"

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* "Rep. Ellison: Trump is ‘chief cheerleader’ of intolerance:"

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* "‘Donald Trump’s presidency is a cancer on this nation:"

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* "Trump lawyer bullying of Comey could backfire:"

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* "New here? Not so much.:"

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* "Lawrence Wilkerson: Trump admin. 'like a mafia family':"

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* "How Trump skimmed money meant for sick kids:"

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* "How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business:" https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2017/06/06/how-donald-trump-shifted-kids-cancer-charity-money-into-his-business/#6d38fb796b4a

* "Sen. Mark Warner: More state election systems were targeted by Russians:" https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/06/06/mark-warner-more-state-election-systems-targeted-by-russians-nsa-senate-intelligence/102549928/

* "No hearings, no discussion on the Senate healthcare bill:"

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* "Senate GOP aims for June vote on Obamacare repeal:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/05/obamacare-repeal-june-vote-239154

* Colourism: http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/161676192964/belligerentbagel-pilambdaod-xekstrin

* "Josh Duggar Suing For ‘Emotional Distress’ Of Everyone Finding Out He Was A Child Molester:" https://wonkette.com/618291/josh-duggar-suing-for-emotional-distress-of-everyone-finding-out-he-was-a-child-molester

* "The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death:" http://www.newyorker.com/culture/jia-tolentino/the-gig-economy-celebrates-working-yourself-to-death

* "Adam West obituary:" https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/jun/11/adam-west-obituary

* "John Avlon - What "Washington's Farewell" Predicted About Politics - Extended Interview:"

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* "Comey Takes the Stand (But Leaves the Juicy Details Behind):"

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* "Why Is Eric Trump Like This?:"

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* "Londoners Carry On & The British Bernie :"

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* "Nobody Wants to Work in the Trump Administration:"

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* "Paris Agreement: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "Trump's Dictator Pals:"

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* "Meet Black Pete:"

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* "Keep Calm and Ignore Trump's Tweets:"

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* "The War on Drugs Reboot:"

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* "Just Say No To Drug Test Kits:"

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* "American Gods, Season 1, Episode 6: A Murder of Gods:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/american-gods-season-1-episode-6-murder.html

* Contains Book Spoilers. "American Gods Proudly shows its Originality:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/american-gods-proudly-shows-originality/

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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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* "Beslan school siege: Russia 'failed' in 2004 massacre:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39586814

* "18 Syrian Fighters Allied With U.S. Are Killed in Coalition Airstrike:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/world/middleeast/syrian-fighters-airstrike-american-military.html?_r=0

* "US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/politics/afghanistan-isis-moab-bomb/

* "British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia:" https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/13/british-spies-first-to-spot-trump-team-links-russia

* "British intel agency reported Trump campaign Russia ties: Report:"

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* 45 is holding the Health Care System hostage for Tax Cuts for the 2%. 45 hates working Americans so much, his current plan is to bankrupt hospitals and collapse the entire American health care system by cutting off all government health care payments until Trumpcare passes and 24 million people lose their insurance to pay for the tax cut for the richest 2% he is demanding.

Seriously folks. Congress is on recess. Not only are there the Saturday tax day protests all over, but now is an excellent time to turn up at town halls and Congress Critter's district offices, and/or call to insist health care should be a right. Do not forget to thank Congress critters who are displaying back bone on this topic as we know how apt their spines are to jellify if we don't keep on them.

* "Trump privately signs anti-Planned Parenthood law:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/politics/donald-trump-planned-parenthood-money/

* "After Campaign Exit, Manafort Borrowed From Businesses With Trump Ties:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/us/politics/paul-manafort-donald-trump.html

* "Oppressor Kenneth Adkins Found Guilty Of Eight Child Molestation Counts:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/oppressor-kenneth-adkins-found-guilty.html

* "Rep. Lewis to Dems: 'Keep the faith':"

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* "Sanders: Dems win if we mobilize & educate:"

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* "ICE targets mother with no criminal record for deportation:"

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* "Arkansas plans blitz of eight prisoner executions over ten days:"

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* "Portland to sue Trump administration:"http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/04/portland_to_sue_trump_administ.html

* "What’s at Stake in Trump’s Proposed E.P.A. Cuts:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/climate/trump-epa-budget-cuts.html

* "First Judge Killed in Chicago History by Gun Violence He Fought" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/10/first-judge-killed-in-chicago-history-by-gun-violence-he-fought.html

* Please signal boost latest out of Chechnya: http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/159562062074/news-about-chechnya-0413

* "20 years to save the planet, carbon emission experts warn:" http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/world-zero-carbon-emissions-before-2040-two-decades-climate-change-global-warming-greenhouse-gases-a7682001.html

* Rest In Peace Charlie Murphy.

* ...And the foot thing is postponed til nearly the end of the month. It is nobody's fault. A family emergency on the part of my doctor requiring travel. I really wanted to get it over with and the reschedule doesn't give me the weekend to recover, but family absolutely does come first and it's better she go. I managed to resprain the ankle I mildly sprained... whichever day it was I scored the starts. It's bad enough I'm using the crutch around the houe and it's not the ankle attached to the foot I cut open, which means I'd likely have had to get the wheel chair out if they had been cutting my foot open in a few hours. It is very annoying that my ankles sprain themselves when I'm just shuffling around, but it's an ex athlete thing. That decade I spent distance running over rough terrain and concrete and endlessly injuring them when I was young, coming back to haunt me. I don't have a lot of cartilage and they are fragile. I'm lucky I never hurt myself dancing. That's a good way to take out a knee, for example. I knew athletes who started knees surgeries in high school. The running destroyed my ankles and the AS is gnawing my spine and hip joints, but my knees are doing pretty well given the pounding I gave them with the running and dancing and Wing Chun.

* National Poetry Month:

"Loreena McKennitt– The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159545273428/loreena-mckennitt-the-highwayman-by-alfred

TW: Mental Illness. "For John, Who Begs Me Not To Inquire Further by Anne Sexton:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159546997589/for-john-who-begs-me-not-to-enquire-further-by

* I don't normally post dragon cave here, but I just had five eggs die, and I'd like these to live, so please click: Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today! Adopt one today!

* TOS Rewatch, Season 1:

- "Devil in the Dark:" This one starts pretty well, actually. The set is above average, they quickly establish the terror of the miners and create suspense. The first death is before the credits. It's so weird when ToS is actually competently executed. Of course, it's an all human sausagefest in the mines because in the Federation only men mine as was established in the first Harvey Mudd episode, and ToS is extremely human centric even by later star Trek standards. I don't know how to feel about Kirk and Spock exchanging positions on the Horta. Nimoy's performance really is haunting. There is a reason this one is on most favorite episodes list, because this one really does work as an entertainment and a message.

- "Errand of Mercy:" A cold war episode. Prime Directive? What Prime Directive. Let's go introduce ourselves to a Medieval tech planet and damn the consequences. Yes, I know there is more going on than meets the eye, but the Feds and the Klingons don't know that. When the locals point out they are not really being given a choice they aren't wrong. For all the pretty talk from the Feds they are colonizers here, just politer ones than the Klingons. They consider themselves in a position to judge whether this culture is worthy. Kirk's fury at pacifism and his foolishness in somehow not being aware that bugs and hidden cameras are a thing even though that's old tech when these shows were made and I doubt the Federation has completely lost the skill to make and use surveillance tech. Why even would you send Kirk on this mission given how completely incapable of impulse control he is and how he doesn't do any diplomacy that doesn't involve sticking his Dick in something. I do get that they are poking at the idea of how similar or different Feds and Klingons are but it's just slow and clunky, especially compared to the much easier to watch horta episode right before it.

* TNG Rewatch, Season 6:

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* April 30 2017, 2pm
April 14 2017, 6pm
May 1 2017, 10am
June 1 2017, 12pm

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"If a nuclear bomb is dropped on your city, here's where you should run and hide:" http://www.businessinsider.com/nuclear-explosion-fallout-radiation-survival-shelter-2017-3

* RIP. "Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode (Live 1958):"

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* As of Saturday, I am too ill to sleep properly. Amoung other problems, the rattling growl in my chest is loud enough to wake me with alarm every time I relax my rib cage. I spend nearly twice as much time "resting" with very little actual rest resulting. Sigh.

They did not call me back over my lungs by 5PM. Having activated the replacement card yesterday, and knowing the payment was cleared I went out for decongestant today (I have no hope of even short bursts of low quality sleep without decongestant), only to have the card declined. I got it anyway as rationing has only then me so far, but I suspect this and whatever they end up prescribing later in the week will put me under on the car insurance payment. I cam home to sort it and it turns out that when I reported the fraudulent charges a while back, they cancelled the card en route instead of the card the fraudulent charges were on. Because of course they did. I know it's a stupid 29.00, but it's rather needed for things like medicine right now and not next week. They think they can get it to me by Friday, but that'll be too late for meds. We'll see how fucked I am when the Doctor gets back to me. I am so fucking tired of poverty. I wish they'd tell us how much longer they expect the rent to be double to pay off the construction to stop everything leaking. Even a ball park figure would help. One year? Five?

* Update: They called back after 7PM, poor things. They were still in the office, which means they had a 12 hour day. Looks like they not only want the sample, but a chest x-ray, which means we're now in the $100.00 range on copays for services and meds this week. *wince* Nothing for it but to go and worry about payment next month for everything but meds. I've got a too damned early in the morning appointment for Wednesday, which means I'll be all over town tomorrow morning getting the sample in and x-rays taken. If my availability is weir all week, this is why.

If it feels like I am sick a lot you aren’t imagining it. It’s normal with my delightful collection of genetic degenerative nasties for me to be ill a lot, and I’ve ha this pathogen since early February. If you think you are tired of it.... At least I’ve just managed to stay out of ER.

Oh, and I found my keys. It turns out they'd slipped into a side pouch on my messenger bag, so Tavy was blameless.

* Tavy has been lobbying the last couple of weeks to be allowed to curl up with the lap top vent on the grounds that he is now mature enough not to wreck havoc. I know him, however, and was understandably skeptical. Last night, his body language actually looked promising, so I removed the Tavy guard that normally protects the lap top from violent raiding, and moved several thins to less convenient locations to protect them from him flopping around. he managed a whole half hour before attempting a destructive raid on hands and keyboard, so odds are I will allow supervised visits as long as his body language says nap, not play.

* I bet you could make a really good BBC sitcom based on a 14th century village. It would somewhere between All Creatures Great and Small and the Stephen Fry Kingdom in tone, with a touch of Yes Minister.

It could be really funny done right. Frankpledges and malefactors of the Marsh. Arguments on court day about Ale fines and the ownership of ducks. Strong minded village women hitting handsy drunk farmer with frying pans. Amusing period slang insults. Well meaning young cleric in search of a *ahem* “housekeeper.” Various Stewards and the like caught between village reality and the Lord and Lady’s expectations.

* Jokes for Nerds: Aristotle and Plato Edition: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158650975707/quinfirefrorefiddle-demonbloodsausagedog

Walking Dead: I want Jesus to get a boyfriend, but at the same time, that show is very into "kill your gays" and if he gets a partner, odds are one of them will die shortly after. Apparently, I'm really invested emotionally in an ACE Darryl, which can only lead to disappointment, but oh would I like there to be an Ace character in something I watch and Darryl would be perfect for all sorts of reasons.

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* "Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/us/politics/obama-trump-russia-election-hacking.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region®ion=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=1

* "NYT: Obama administration tried to preserve Trump Russia intel:"

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* It disgusts me that people are fawning over 45 because he managed to read a whole speech full of mixed lies and terrible policy ideas without stopping to mock disabled people, froth at the mouth without screaming anything racist, or grabbing some congresswoman in an inappropriate location. Just how fucking low is the bar for straight white cis men, exactly?

* "Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/sessions-spoke-twice-with-russian-ambassador-during-trumps-presidential-campaign-justice-officials-say/2017/03/01/77205eda-feac-11e6-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html?utm_term=.c8f74e01ceca

* So it's looking like Jeff Sessions has been concealing his contacts with the Russian ambassador. If you'll remember, as head of the Justice Department, he has huge power over whether and how Russian interference in the election, the breach of the Logan act, treason, espionage, etc. in the Trump Administration would be investigated or prosecuted, and would pick a special prosecutor if there is one. Given he's potentially implicated... Yeah.

* *facepalm* "DeVos calls HBCUs pioneers of school choice:"

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* "Gov. Beshear: GOP is playing 'word games' with ACA:"

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* "We should be worried that Republicans are making it illegal to protest:" http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-republicans-sean-spicer-paid-protesters-illegal-be-worried-a7602406.html

* I wish Republicans would explain how a yearly tax credit will help people who can not afford a monthly health insurance premium if they take away Medicaid as they are planning, because on the surface that doesn't make a damned bit of sense and will likely kill millions of people. It seems to me if you give people a choice between paying rent or be homeless with health insurance, I am pretty sure they will take the housing and rightly so.

* "Arizona leader kills protest bill after widespread criticism:" http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_268748/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=6X8pSZFE

* "How Many Times Has the Government Spied on You Today?:" https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/02/27/many-times-government-spied-today/

* "Own Your Power - Get Out Of The House:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/own-your-power-get-out-of-house.html

* "Dale Hansen Unplugged- Mack Beggs:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/dale-hansen-unplugged-mack-beggs.html

* "BTWI Statement Concerning The Murder Of Jaquarrius Holland:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/btwi-statement-concerning-murder-of.html

* This sounds like a Blacklist cold open. "Thieves Rappelled Into a London Warehouse in Rare Book Heist:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thieves-rappelled-london-warehouse-in-heist-180962176/

* "Amanirenas: the One-Eyed Queen Who Fought Rome Tooth and Nail (c.60 BCE - c.10 BCE):" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/156407132683/amanirenas-the-one-eyed-queen-who-fought-rome#notes

* This breaks my heart. "Soraya Tarzi (1899-1968): the Human Rights Queen of Afghanistan:" http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/soraya-tarzi

* "The Real Trump vs. The Trump in Front of Congress:"

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* "President Trump Stars in "Inside Tan"-The Daily Show with Trevor Noah:"

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* "Stephen's LIVE Monologue: Trump Lays Out His Vision For Moving Forward:"

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* Today I woke up from a dream about space superzombie NAZIs (fuckers were incredibly hard to kill, especially with space capsule robotic reacher grabber things, about fifteen minutes before the alarm so I might go foraging. Neither my friend nor I were in the mood for crowds or people's bullshit, so were were SOL in that sense, though the forage itself was reasonably successful. After we went and submitted my passport paperwork. Thanks again to the folks who contributed to efforts to get trans folk passports after the election of 45, as there was no way in hell i could afford the fees myself, but my friend handed over the charity sourced money orders and I watched with dismay the birth certificate I spent 14-15 months fighting to get from PA disappear into the bowels of the Federal Bureaucracy, likely for several months. *fingers crossed on the ID project, a five year bureaucratic Odyssey, maybe ending for real this Summer*

(For those not following the ID Saga, the easy bit was changing my State ID and Social security over. Name change was expensive, but is super smooth in my state. Birth Certificate was a fucking nightmare because I was foolishly born in Pennsylvania, which has very simple legal criteria to amend a birth certificate, but it's all a lie, as the actual bureaucrats impose a whole other extremely strict and transphobic system not stated in the law or on their web site. If you are trying to amend a PA Birth certificate and want to know the specific transphobic wording you need in your documents and extra criteria, PM and I will tell you how to work the fucking system).

* On the ASoIaF Alys-Sigorn Wedding: http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/157889390916/can-you-elaborate-more-on-how-the-alys-sigorn

* Black Sails and Vikings do a wonderful job of showing different kinds of women with different strengths, as do the ASoIaF books. It's a shame this is the crappy job GoT showrunners decided to do instead. "Stop Equating Female Empowerment with Violence: Depiction Vs. Endorsement:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/stop-equating-female-empowerment-violence-depiction-vs-endorsement/


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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* Chile is burning. The Embassy page has a list of charities if you are inclined to help: https://cl.usembassy.gov/u-s-government-assists-fight-chilean-forest-fires/

* The pressure is working. Keep applying it. "Trump, weak under pressure, caves; wall's future uncertain:"

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* "Trump ignores shameful holocaust lessons with refugee ban:"

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* "Trump sparks anger with misguided refugee ban:"

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* "Trump’s flashy executive actions could run aground:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/trumps-flashy-executive-actions-could-run-aground-234200

* This only helps airport detainees and legal residents in transit. "Judge blocks deportation of detainees over Trump refugee order:" http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/316714-federal-judge-blocks-trump-immigration-ban-nationwide

* Tw: Rape. The judge insisted that raping a disabled child is not a sex crime in Idaho and the use of the n-word etc. means it's somehow not a hate crime. "No Jail Time for White High School Football Player Who Raped Black Mentally Disabled Teammate with Hanger:" http://www.complex.com/life/2016/12/white-teenager-walks-free-after-verbally-sexually-assaulting-black-mentally-challenged-teammate-with-hanger

* "Study: Bisexual and rural LGBTQ people face highest rates of depression:" http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/12/study-bisexual-rural-lgbtq-people-face-highest-rates-depression/

* "Why Texas' SB 6 Is An Unjust Law:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/why-texas-sb-6-is-unjust-law.html

* "“Remember Me as a Revolutionary Communist”:" https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/12/leslie-feinberg-as-a-revolutionary-communist/

* Is it just me, or were the 1830's the worst 19th century fashion decade in the west, sort of like the 1970's were for the 20th?

* I disagree on the costume point. I assumed the limited wardrobe was Zilpha and her waste of skin husband being not as well off as they pretend but trying to look respectable. Clothes are expensive. It makes sense to buy three good dresses to keep up appearances and rotate them. "Taboo Teaches us that Marriage is a Bad Idea:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/taboo-teaches-us-marriage-bad-idea/

* According to my Star Wars calendar, January was Stormtrooper mointh; February is Princess Leia saying "Help me Obi Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope. It's like they knew.

* The increasingly Byzantine exegesis. "Black Sails Master Post:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/142320219370/black-sails-master-post

* Toby Schmitz wrote a comic about Anne and Jack's backstory! "Rackham's Razor: Read the New Black Sails Comic Book:" http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/01/24/see-the-new-black-sails-comic-book-rackhams-razor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* This is the patreon of an RL friend with etsy link: https://www.patreon.com/karjack
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* "Reporter Who Broke The Story Of Start Of WWII Dies At 105:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/10/509125437/reporter-who-broke-the-story-of-start-of-wwii-dies-at-105

* I am now forgetting which Trump surrogate it was that made the argument earlier in the week that we shouldn't do anything about Russia interfering in our elections because they been doing that since the start of the Cold War. It rather shocked me at the time because if that were true and not something she or he pulled out of their ass then it is an argument for doing something RIGHT NOW to fix it, because that would be absolutely terrifying if it were true, not an arguement for the Trump administration policy of ignoring it. Now Trump is out claiming that Russia is "an asset" in this context. WTF!!! Seriously, how is this not a five alarm fire? Normalizing this is not okay.

* "Carson: No 'extra rights' for gay Americans:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/313968-carson-no-extra-rights-for-gay-americans

* "Steve Harvey Cannot Believe Anyone Would Like Asian Men:" http://blog.angryasianman.com/2017/01/steve-harvey-cannot-believe-anyone.html

* NWS. "R. Kelly's "Piss on You" Video:"

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* The TV drama the last two weeks has really thrashed me. I damaged a big toe when we took out the monster TV. It spent most of the week nearly as purple as my toe polish. It is now a bright move and trhe bruising on the other toes has mostly faded. Yesterday the pain in the rest of my body was astonishing even by my standards and I've had to take rather strong measures as a result. I gave myself today off what with the exhaustion and the medication. It's more manageable today.

* "Does the Friendzone Need To Die?:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/does-friendzone-need-to-die/

* NOTE: In the original books the gender thing is cannon. "Emerald City, Season One, Episodes One and Two:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/01/emerald-city-season-one-episodes-one.html

* So I'm watching Fall figure skating because stuff happened and I did not get to it. I heard a commentator (I think Kurt Browning) call male figure skater, Shoma Uno, a "pocket rocket."

Me: "You keep using that word, but I don't think it means what you think it means." Either that or he just came out as bi. I'm not sure, but I'm guessing the former.

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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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* He is doing this to a woman with breast cancer for spite. "Unprecedented: Trump Gives Obama's Ambassadors Eviction Notice:" http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/01/06/unprecedented-trump-gives-obamas-ambassadors-eviction-notice

* "Diving into the unthinkable cold truths of a nuclear war:" http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/12/diving-into-the-unthinkable-cold-truths-of-a-nuclear-war/

* Someone needs to explain to Donald Trump that there is a difference between complete capitulation to an enemy and becoming their puppet vs diplomacy that includes a better relationship with an enemy country. I know his instinct is towards the first, but it is disastrous.

* "Putin had ‘preference’ for Trump:"

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* "Planned Parenthood at risk amid ACA repeal threat:"

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* "Donald Trump vs. Nixon:"

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* The Republicans are so thrilled that they have doubled maternal mortality in Texas by denying women access to prenatal care that they are hoping to double the death rate for the rest of the country as part of their supposed "pro-life" agenda. Why does "pro-life" always seem to mean forcing women to die for someone else's religious beliefs? Real people are dying in the Republican War on women.

* "Meryl Streep Speech The Golden Globes 2017:"

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* "George Takei:'Welcome to the Resistance:" http://www.advocate.com/commentary/2016/12/21/george-takeiwelcome-resistance

* "How to Convince Someone When Facts Fail:" https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-convince-someone-when-facts-fail/

* "Rest In Power and Peace Jamie Lee:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/rest-in-power-and-peace-jamie-lee.html

* "Which Girl Do You Send To The Boys Bathroom?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/01/which-girl-do-you-send-to-boys-bathroom.html

* "Queen Elizabeth I’s long-lost skirt to go on display after being found on a church altar in Herefordshire:" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/07/queen-elizabeth-long-lost-skirt-found-church-altar-herefordshire/

* "The Late Show Presents: Trump And Cover:"

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* I spent the weekend dealing with normal physical inconveniences related to being ill and sorting out the mess importing lj to Dreamwidth made of my tags. I got rid of nearly 2000 tags to come in under the 1000 limit. It was exhausting in itself.

* "Sunday Sweets Goes Geek - Again!:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/1/8/sunday-sweets-goes-geek-again.html

* It's not just me! "Sherlock Forgets What We Liked About It :" https://www.thefandomentals.com/sherlock-s04-e01/

* I wrote this elsewhere explaining why I didn't take to Downton Abbey and why Gosford park is world's better. I've said and written versions of this over the years, but I'm posting again, because seriously, go watch Gosford Park if you haven't. To be clear, acting, costumes, set design, attention to detail is brilliant for both, but Downton is fundamentally flawed on a writing level in my opinion.

Downton Abbey is fundamentally conservative. I did find the first season compelling anyway, but by second season it just made me want to go rewatch the brilliant Gosford Park instead. I think I bailed after three? Something like that, on the grounds that it was just a pretty soap opera with politics I didn't much like.

Julian Ffellows, the guy who made Downton was a consultant on Altman's Gosford, so the look and the period detail is similar, but Altman was deconstructing the country house murder story and the period stratified class system in a gay friendly, rooting for the downtrodden way. Mr. Ffellows is glamorizing the very class system Mr. Altman was tearing down with a tropey gay villain as the poison cherry on top.

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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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* Donald Trump is going all out on trying to counter and undermine President's foreign policy even though for the last two hundred plus years we've had a policy of one President at a time when it comes to this most delicate of things, and even though he is to lazy and willfully ignorant to take his daily foreign policy briefings and clearly knows nothing about all the diplomatic situations he's been stomping all over for his amusement. It's infuriating.

Seriously, Peter III of Russia all over again (only with a raging boner for Putin instead of Fredrick the Great of Prussia), only Peter waited for the previous Empress to die before completely borking several generations of diplomacy, treaties, and reforms. I keep thinking of all the damage he did in six months without access to modern things like telephones and twitter. I keep imagining what Trump will do with four years and all those things.

* I still don't understand Trump's reasoning behind wanting to restart the Nuclear arms race. I've lived the first 20ish years of my life expecting to die in a nuclear war at some point and most of my adult life not having that expectation. The latter is far better than the former. When he calls for a nuclear arms race is he wanting say, India, Pakistan, and China to be racing us by dramatically increasing their missile count, or is he wanting to encourage countries like north Korea and Iran to build and threaten us with bombs? Why would even a toddler think this is a good idea? Why did the Republican Party en masse decide in cold blood that a man with the self control of a two year old be allowed to have his finger on the button? I honestly don't understand the logic of any of this, and Trump's surrogates refusing to admit he said he wants to do this is not helping. If he's going to threaten us all with death by mushroom cloud, I think he needs to make a proper policy speech explaining the details.

* "Scandinavian Electronics Store's Trans Themed Holiday Commercial:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2016/12/scandinavian-electronics-stores-trans.html

* "2016 also took one of the greatest female scientists of all time:" http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/27/us/vera-rubin-dark-matter-astronomy-obit-trnd/index.html

* Debbie Reynolds has joined her daughter, Carrie Fisher.

* "Sweet Dreams. Split Enz 1976 :"

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* Today I picked up the glasses, burned the last of my money on meds, and foraged. I've been struggling with my legs the last few weeks and today was bad. I nearly fell a few times, saved only by the crutch and proximity to bench and wall. (A controlled fall onto a bench is better than a hard uncontrolled landing on pavement, embarrassing, but not apt to do real damage).

Thank you again, glasses Fairy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Trump can launch a nuclear weapon within four minutes:"

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* "Could Trump tweet us into nuclear war?:"

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* "Trump attempts to dissolve controversy by dissolving his...:"

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* "Black transgender man slashed by woman after offering his seat:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/black-transgender-man-slashed-in-suspected-hate-crime-new-york-city-a7496861.html

* "Seller-Financed Deals Are Putting Poor People in Lead-Tainted Homes:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/26/business/dealbook/seller-financed-home-sales-poor-people-lead-paint.html?_r=1

* "Richard Adams, Whose Novel ‘Watership Down’ Became a Phenomenon, Dies at 96:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/arts/richard-adams-author-of-watership-down-dies-at-96.html?_r=0

* Damn. Carrie Fisher. I loved her as a kid of course. I think we all did, but I loved the person she grew into being even more. She was so tough and snarky and kind as an adult. I really came to apreciate her on a whole other level in the last few years, for her honesty and strength and willingness to be vulnerable when often all the world has wanted to do was hurt her.

This year it has felt like all the best ones are leaving in advance of a cataclysm.

* "Remembering Space Mom:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/remembering-space-mom/

* "Sergei Polunin, "Take Me to Church" by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle:"

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* This is a modern reconstruction of a '30's era ballet about the French revolution and is stunning. I know most of you aren't into ballet, but it's got cool things like a woman dancing with a spear, a sword fight, and lots of attractive men leaping about in revolutionary era outfits. "Пламя Парижа / The Flames of Paris :"

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* I think that two decades later, someone has successfully sold me on the Bandaras Armand: http://gothiccharmschool.tumblr.com/post/155009401210/i-want-my-iwtv-monstersinthecosmos-vraik

* Okay, the commercial where grown men sing "The wheels on the truck" off key made me want to stab my ear drums the first time I hear it. At ten.... Someone needs to make it stop and take the off key repetitive chanting of "It's fun being weird" commercial with it.

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5:

- Power Play. Proof Marina Sirtis can act when they actually give her something to do.

- Ethics. Can you imagine a modern network show trying to tackle right to die issues? I remember preferring the version done on another show at about the same time and there are some things that make me cringe now in this one, but they really did try to talk about something important and heavily debated in the culture. So points for that, but I really don't like the show making the woman experimenting unethically on badly injured patients right, because we need to not encourage that. (Worf can give informed consent and volunteer. That other person who died couldn't). Why didn't they contact Worf's brother. Shouldn't he be there for this?

*****

* 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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* The coward who murdered twelve unarmed people in a Christmas Market in Berlin has died in a shoot out with Milanese police. The injured officer is expected to recover.

* "Hildegard von Bingen - Canticles Of Ecstasy:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/154927354012/hildegard-von-bingen-canticles-of-ecstasy-i

* "The Socialite Spy Who Played So Dumb She Outsmarted the Nazis:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/25/the-socialite-spy-who-played-so-dumb-she-outsmarted-the-nazis.html

* 2016 ate another one. "George Michael - Flawless:"

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* His iconic big fuck you in response to being arrested in an anti-gay cruising sting. "George Michael - Outside:"

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* Tavy the Tiny Terror’s favorite way to play with string. That thing where he leaps out of frame? He’s just running back and forth excitedly, which is definitely part of the fun for him.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/154932142358/tavy-the-tiny-terrors-favorite-way-to-play-with

* Today I went to friends' house for pizza, cider, stole, and sitting by the fire. They got a ton of old lights from work, and gave me two bags of them, icluding c9 strings, which are extra exciting as the electrical wiring went out on my 20+ year old strings blew this year. I figure sorting out lighting design with them will be a fun next year project. I left early because of the ice and barely made it out. My Sister got me a lovely TARDIS topper I plan to put in Halloween village next year, and a beautiful TARDIS ornament. These are super fragile, so I'm putting it on the altar, as otherwise a cat will destroy it. These plus the Mozart balls are the best gifts she's gotten me in forever.

* "I'm not Sith, I'm Alt-Jedi, clarifies Darth Vader:" http://newsthump.com/2016/12/20/im-not-sith-im-alt-jedi-clarifies-darth-vader/

* The last few years an annoying amount of stores switched for the inclusive "Happy holidays" that also includes things like New Years and any number of other things people might be celebrating, even though this is the polite thing people had been saying for at least half a century (my mom certainly remembered it from her childhood and had immediate post WWII cards to prove it), because Christians like to pretend they are being persecuted even though they are the dominant religion in this country and a lot of them demand that their bigotry needs to be law so they can take basic human rights for the rest us. I took to responding to this with "Happy Hanukah" even though I'm not Jewish, because fuck that forcing me to participate against my conscience in a commercial context thing and I have a deep and abiding love for Reformed Judaism even though I ultimately decided not to convert. For private people in a non-business context, I'd reply with Merry Gothmas, on the grounds that if they wish me their holiday, I'll wish them mine back damnit. (Gothmas = the season from September to Jan. 5th). For Seasons Greetings or Happy holidays, i mirror it back.

I was all braced for yet another round of annoying evangelism in commercial contexts, but it didn't happen to me this year. Not once in a month and a half. I got a handful in private citizen contexts, but zero cashiers, medical personnel, etc. trying to force me to pay lip service to their religion or that of their employers (which is worse, because they are black mailing people with money they need for food and rent into mouthing religious phrases against their conscience, which is eeeeew).

I think it's the election. I think my region looked at the ugly ass bullshit over an imaginary "War on Christmas" FOX "News" invented to stir up outrage against people behaving decently the way they had for pretty much forever to stoke ratings and how that tactic ended in the Neo-NAZIs taking the white house and decided, "Fuck it, we're not coddling them anymore at the expense of everyone else." It's a tiny, minor form of resistance, but let us hope it's a sign of bigger things to come.

* Map System for Table Top: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/154929726527/somethingdnd-bitter-bi-witch-somethingdnd

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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
gwydion: (Default)
* "How To Help Indonesia Earthquake Victims: Guide On Donating Money Or Blood After Aceh Province Disaster:" http://www.ibtimes.com/how-help-indonesia-earthquake-victims-guide-donating-money-or-blood-after-aceh-2456400

* "What happened to China's arrested rights lawyers?:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38250590

* "Fake US Embassy shut down after ten years in business:"

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* "Lobbyists boast of manipulating Trump:"

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* "Sanders: Trump is a 'pathological liar':"

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* "Trump intends to keep a stake in his company:"

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* "$500 billion opportunity for Exxon, Russia in Trump cabinet pick:"

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* "Trump to pick EPA antagonist to lead EPA:"

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* "Will Trump put eccentricity over expertise in choice for FDA?:"

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* "Past physical abuse accusation haunts Trump labor pick:"

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* "Poll shows Trump voter gap with facts, rest of Americans' views:"

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* "100 days to save the Republic:" http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/17/13626514/trump-systemic-corruption

* On the Comet Ping-Pong Attack: http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/154220918230/obscuritory-im-not-in-the-mood-to-post-today

* "Remembering Normal:" http://blog.bl00cyb.org/2016/12/remembering-normal/

* "Pat McCrory concedes; Roy Cooper next NC governor:" http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article118942758.html

* "Don't mess with California (they're ready to resist Donald Trump):"

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* "Carrier union leader responds to Trump attack:"

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* "Fake news breaks through:"

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* "Ohio House passes legislation to block raising CLE minimum wage to $15:" http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/cleveland/ohio-house-passes-legislation-to-block-raising-cle-minimum-wage-to-15/365371079

* How to Defend Against Someone Grabbing Your hijab: https://www.facebook.com/zee.abdulla/videos/10210260835014799/

* "State rep endures anti-Muslim harassment on trip to White House:"

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* "John Glenn, First US Astronaut to Orbit Earth, Has Died at 95:" https://www.wired.com/2016/12/john-glenn-first-american-orbit-earth-died-95/

* "Big Furry Hat: Make iPhones That Don't Break:"

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* "Trump Gears Up to Dismantle the Government:"

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* "Trump Fakes a Deal:"

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* "Domino's Pizza Hires Delivery Reindeer:"

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* "Austria Votes Against Nationalism:"

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* "President-Elect Trump Talks to Taiwan:"

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* "The Navy Goes Green:"

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* "The Mall of America's First Black Santa:"

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* "Profiles in Tremendousness - HUD Secretary Nominee Ben Carson:"

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* "Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse - Trump's "Thank You" Victory Tour:"

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* "Donald Trump Already Touched China's Most Sensitive Spot:"

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* "Family Meeting With Vice President Joe Biden:"

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* "Nothing Makes Trump Happier Than Being Angry:"

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* "Sigourney Weaver: We Didn't Vote For Dirty Air And Dirty Water:"

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* Yesterday's adventure was long and complicated. I got out of the apartment on schedule and while putting the bags in my trunk I spotted a moving box from Sunday's move. Luckily the eye appointment was right where the box's owner now lives, as in dropping it off would be a three block detour. I went and got my eyes poked as planned and dropped the box off after. (She was luckily home, I almost never go up there since I stopped teaching and it's the far end of town). The directions to the place that sells Medicare covered glasses were an adventure. The assistant did sensibly start drawing a map without me asking. (One of my brain little glitches is that I have trouble translating verbal directions into a map. Show me a physical map and I do really well. Give me a landmark and no more than one or two verbal direction strings and I can generally find it, but I just lose long direction strings because I can't map them quickly onto the visual and kinesthetic schema).

Unfortunately she didn't start by drawing in landmarks I knew except the name of one of the big important streets nearby. She's like, "It's right by the Burger King." Me: I've no idea where the Burger King is. Her: Do you know *Town I've lived in since '98* at all? Me: I don't eat fast food, so I don't generally know where they are. Is this near the Walgreens? Her: No. It's right by the Dennys. Me: I'm a vegetarian. I don't eat there either. Her: *makes a horribly exasperated face and draws in Home Depot* It's over here in a Mall like the one we're in. Me: I know where how Depot is. you mean the strip Mall with the good Thai Restaurant? Her: I don't eat Thai Food. *We stare at each other for several looooong moments* Her: *starts trying to sketch in more landmarks she knows* It's my the military recruiting center. Me: *gives a Gallic shrug worthy of my Dad's best French BFF* Her, now desperate: It's by the Pet ER. Me, wildly relieved: Oh! I know exactly where the Emergency Vet is!

So I dropped off the box and I knew exactly how to get to the glasses place, skipping most of the rush hour traffic. I got the stink eye from one of the recruiters who were leaving for the day. (I was in my Harkness coat, PRIDE buttons prominently displayed, and with my crutch). I was amused because the four of them looked like a perfect, diverse recruiting poster, so perfect that they could be clip art. The glasses people were delightful. I had, of course, forgotten that I can't get cheapy lenses because my eyes are so bad they won't fit them, which means I need to raise the $31.00 for the cheapest level of compressed on top of the hundredish I'm short on bills and will have to let ride. It's important to get the glasses before anyone changes my health plan on me, which happens periodically this time of year without my consent, and I've lost glasses coverage that way before.

Then there was stop and go rush hour traffic, a grocery run, and another attempt to track down my birth day present which my sister sent to two apartments ago. They were home, but they'd sent it back to the post office.

When I got up for the bathroom early in the day, Tavy was very agitated and kept going to look out the bedroom window. Snow! So much snow! I don't think we've had real snow here in half a decade what with global warning completely borking regional weather patterns. I thought we might have entirely lost Winter. While snow is aesthetically pleasing and environmentally important, it means I'm housebound until it melts. Given the noticeable melting by the time I got up for real, it likely won't be that long, which is normal for here. (The mountains protect us and the Sound keeps things warmer than they would otherwise be. That time we had two weeks of snow here in our little bay was also freakish. Normal snow here used to be a few days to a week at a time 1-3 times a Winter with cold-freezing rain in between. The snow in the mountains is absolutely crucial though for things like agriculture, so it's good to see some of that trying to rebuild, even though I doubt this year's normalish weather is anything more than a blip. The environment here is changing. Species migrating north as things heat up. It was good to get a normal year though. I missed normal). Anyway, I did not take a picture as the snow had meltd just enough to be less aesthetic.

Today I discovered one of you kind souls paid for the glasses and bills, so thank you.

*****

* 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)
* Fidel Castro has died.

* "Wisconsin election recount spurs rumors of hacking:"

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* "Ringside With Steve Bannon at Trump Tower as the President-Elect's Strategist Plots "An Entirely New Political Movement":" http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/steve-bannon-trump-tower-interview-trumps-strategist-plots-new-political-movement-948747?utm_source=twitter

* "It wasn’t just “fake news” presenting a fake Hillary Clinton: She was held to impossible standards:" http://www.salon.com/2016/11/26/it-wasnt-just-fake-news-presenting-a-fake-hillary-clinton-she-was-held-to-impossible-standards_partner/

* A project to publicize innocent people who were sentenced to the death penalty. "Last Words:"

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* "6 Native American girls explain the tragic story behind Thanksgiving:" https://mic.com/articles/160287/6-native-american-girls-explain-the-tragic-story-behind-thanksgiving?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.WMpNuazXt

* A Ballot Initiative intended to abolish slavery in Colorado failed.

* "Danielle Brooks' Emotional Keynote At R29's Every Beautiful Body Symposium:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/10/127848/danielle-brooks-lane-bryant-plus-size-model-confidence-quotes?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=h3&utm_campaign=watch_embed&utm_campaign=watch_end&utm_campaign=end&utm_campaign=repost=2

* "Speak Up: Responding to Everyday Bigotry:" https://www.splcenter.org/20150126/speak-responding-everyday-bigotry

* This terrifies me. "The GOP’s Anti-LGBT, Anti-Women ‘Religious Freedom’ Law on Steroids:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/11/16/the-gop-s-anti-lgbt-anti-women-religious-freedom-law-on-steroids.html

* "The newly discovered tablet V of the Epic of Gilgamesh:" http://etc.ancient.eu/exhibitions/giglamesh-enkidu-humbaba-cedar-forest-newest-discovered-tablet-v-epic/

* "Why Caravaggio was as shocking as his paintings:" http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20161010-why-caravaggio-was-a-shocking-as-his-paintings?ocid=fbcul

* "Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen: Read by Christopher Eccleston | Remembering World War 1:"

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* Fuck 2016. Fuck it so hard. "Ron Glass, Emmy-Nominated Actor Known for ‘Barney Miller’ and ‘Firefly,’ Dies at 71:" http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/ron-glass-dead-barney-miller-firefly-dies-1201927179/

* "The Lion King Cast Apologizes To Mike Pence:"

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* "Trump vs. 'Hamilton' Inspires A Hip Hop Musical Spin-Off:"

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* "The Trump Train Is Already Off The Rails:"

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* TW: Pet Death. I am currently needing 10-14 hours of sleep a day, plus extra time to get all my limbs properly working, which really cuts into my ability to accomplish things. Fish News: )

* Sometimes I like to imagine Henry VI of England, Charles VI of France, Charles II of Spain, and Louis XVI of France living in a large rambling cottage in the country somewhere with someone to look after the cooking. They would each have their own room and space for their interests. Henry could herd a small flock of sheep and Louis could make keys. Every one would be careful not to touch Charles VI, and the cook could make soft foods for Charles II. Everyone would be kind to each other and none of them would be asked to deal with things like war and politics and they would be so much happier than they were in life.

Henry VI in particular just breaks my heart every damned time.

* I really wanted this movie to be good, but the fundamental disrespect of the religion and cultural traditions is a deal breaker for me, so I won't be seeing it. "Moana Review:" https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CFsYotjdqPAAGHC5pE4U-tErzufwDSHCzy1lonRj_QE/edit

*****

* 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/

* 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

* "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)
* "Sen. Merkley: SCOTUS seat 'is being stolen':"

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* "Can US intelligence trust President-elect Trump?:"

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* I am mot surprised the Russian government was in touch with the Trump campaign from early on to help them win and we already knew they were using hacks to help him. The surprise for me is that Russian officials are bragging openly about their work to get Trump into power as a puppet.

This of course means that Russian Intelligence will likely have full access to US Presidential Intelligence briefings.

This is the man the FBI was willing to break the law to get elected. Seriously, WTF. They HAD to know.

* If they do this, I will die. A whole lot of people will die. "After GOP wins, Paul Ryan puts Medicare in the crosshairs:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/after-gop-wins-paul-ryan-puts-medicare-the-crosshairs

If they were actually worried about the long term financial viability of the program they would not be taking action to deliberately make it insolvent. Instead they would repeal the Bush Era tax cut for the rich that capped their contributions so they pay a smaller share of their income in than everyone else.

* Tw: Hate Crime. "Last Night, I Was Five Seconds Away from Being the Victim of a Hate Crime.:" https://www.facebook.com/notes/kacy-howe/last-night-i-was-five-seconds-away-from-being-the-victim-of-a-hate-crime/10154730021618824

* Not sure why the electoral college is a bad idea? http://trulysophisticat.tumblr.com/post/153028206287/rootqueen-shocktease-my-name-is-long

* "Forget “Why?”, it’s time to get to work.:" https://medium.com/@anildash/forget-why-its-time-to-get-to-work-c49ac5f0da20#.bdradmc2c

* "a Letter to My Fellow Americans:" http://trulysophisticat.tumblr.com/post/153028469422/aphtoncorbin-i-made-a-comic-to-express-some-of

* An important message from George Takei: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/153029011438/an-earth-witch-an-important-message-from-george

* "Warren on Trump: We've got some places where we could overlap:"

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* "Senator Warren: 'We stand up and we fight back':"

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* RIP Leonard Cohen. "Hallelujah:"

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* ""Democracy" by Leonard Cohen:"

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* And because I'm still grieving that other thing:

* "Dylan Thomas reads "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night":"

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* "Momus - What Will Death Be Like? :"

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* "Common, John Legend - Glory:"

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* "Hello Birmingham:"

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* "Bright Eyes - Easy / Lucky / Free:"

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* My slow paperwork war with that transphobe in Harrisburg sitting on my birth certificate just suddenly stopped being cute. no, I don't have a passport. I can't afford one, and being a hassle, it was the last phase of my document update journey. I do have friends looking into it anyway.

* In other news, someone gave friends these big tubs of used Halloween costumes and decorations. They let me pick stuff out, so I have a bunch of new (to me) decorations for next year, including these amazing bone lights and a tiny tesla coil ball thingie that now decorates my room.

* It comes up periodically, and it has a few times lately, so I will mention that no one has to follow me. I don't mind if it's not your cup of tea. There is also no reason to follow my lj and tumblr both if you don't want to. The Lj/dreamwidth version is condensed. It comes with the best of the links, including the best of things I see on tumblr. It has the Personal stuff. It has the news summaries, reviews, and commentary. If you want way more reblogs of quotes, political stuff, humor, and images that suit my aesthetic interests, the tumblr version may be your thing. I know I'm spammy and tumblr wears people out. Never feel guilty for not being up to it even if we are rl friends.

Live journal version: http://gwyd.livejournal.com/
Dreamwidth version: http://gwydion.dreamwidth.org/
Tumblr Version: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/

Tumblr is catch as catch can with images tending to be most of what happens by day.
The Dreamwidth/livejournal is deliberately organized with charity links at the bottom below the line. If you are an anxious reader, generally the lighter stuff is at the bottom and the more serious stuff at the top, so one can read bottom up if one isn't sure how much one is up to on a given day.

Again, seriously, I do not track who and who isn't reading me and there is no need to worry about offending me if you unfollow. Do what you need to do. Be gentle to yourselves out there.

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

* Where to donate to help Immigrants: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016818518/colinfirth-carecen-la-center-for-community

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

* 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
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* "What Chris Christie knew:"

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* Republicans, who deliberately chose to poison 100,000 people in Flint, including deliberately causing brain damage in 9000 children who live there at great expense for ideological reasons, voted in Congress not to give Flint a penny of government money to alleviate the crisis the state party caused on purpose.

* "Police shootings draw strong reaction:"

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* "A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Handcuffed At School For Taking Candy:" A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Handcuffed At School For Taking Candy

* "Police Fatal Killing: Officer Betty Shelby Is Known For Using Excessive Force:" https://blackmattersus.com/16388-police-fatal-killing-officer-betty-shelby-is-known-for-using-excessive-force/

* "St. Louis Killer Cop Caught In On Camera:" https://blackmattersus.com/16383-st-louis-killer-cop-caught-in-on-camera/

* In Tulsa, authorities have broken with the standard procedure of covering up murders and have chosen to actually arrest the white police officer who murdered Mr. Crutcher because his car broke down. She is charged with first degree manslaughter. Now let's see if they get a conviction.

* "Denmark will be the first country to no longer define being transgender as mental illness:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/denmark-will-be-the-first-country-to-no-longer-define-being-transgender-as-a-mental-illness-a7029151.html

* The Lady Chablis died on the 8th. Damn.

* Explaining Rape to men. "This Woman Has The Perfect Way To Explain Consent To Men Who Don't Understand It:" http://distractify.com/trending/2016/08/17/rape-and-consent-explained-with-money

* "What It Feels Like to Die:" http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/09/what-it-feels-like-to-die/499319/

* "5 Annoying Latin Errors from an Ancient List That Predicted Latin's Descendants:" http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/85758/5-annoying-latin-errors-ancient-list-predicted-latins-descendants

* ""Muslims Get Out" Sign in Minnesota:"

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* "Terence Crutcher's Police Shooting & Racial Bias in America:"

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* "Where Do You Get the Balls? - Wells Fargo's Banking Scandal:"

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* "Donald Trump Jr. Might Want To Check His Math:"

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* Gothmas Window display with Tavy cat. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150802036032/gothmas-window-display-with-tavy-cat

* The story behind the infamous Sandra Lee Kwanza cake: http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/150263156038/bombtraq-beezelbubbles-allisonpregler

* This is the main problem I had with season one. Y'all know I love this show, but this is one of two criticisms I have over all. (The other being inconsistency in Mr. Scott's arc, particularly with the slave ship). "Black Sails Begins in Choppy Waters:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/black-sails-season-1-max/

* "Messed up Tournaments, messed up Teachers, messed up Relationships:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/messed-tournaments-messed-teachers-messed-friendships/

* TNG 4 Rewatch:

- Brothers. I am deeply uncomfortable with unaccompanied minors on the Enterprise. Now imagine how I feel about unaccompanied minors on the enterprise literally months after the Borg wiped out most of Starfleet. Why is anyone surprised a small unaccompanied child has nearly killed his brother as a prank?

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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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