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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "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

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* "A short time line of events preceding the Grenfell Tower fire:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162076264067/a-short-time-line-of-events-preceding-the-grenfell

* "Charleena Lyles was shot dead by Seattle police — after calling 911 for help:" https://mic.com/articles/180263/charleena-lyles-was-shot-dead-by-seattle-police-after-dialing-911-for-help?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.rvAIg2rBa

* "Janet Mock - Giving Women of Color a Voice in "Surpassing Certainty" - Extended Interview:"

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* "no but (among the 1424356 other things on my list) i so need to write a book about medieval history for a popular audience, just because the reality would blow people’s minds:" http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/162068885971/qqueenofhades-no-but-among-the-1424356-other

* "Jamaica's Maroon Wars:" http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/jamaica-maroon-wars.htm

* "MAD MAX JUNIOR :"

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* "A Shocking Stash in Argentina:"

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* "The Terrifying Tale of Trumpcare:"

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

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* "Is Trump Under Investigation? His Lawyer Says Yes, No, And More!:"

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* "So Much News, So Little Time - Canceling Cuba, a Possible Trump Investigation & NRA Silence:"

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* 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

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* 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

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* "Donald Trump’s disastrous foreign policy trip:"

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* I honestly can't see a reputable reason to deliberately use Russian equipment for secret talks and then lying about it when there were legal normal channels they could have used. The only reason one would do that is criminal. We really are talking espionage and treason here.

* "Kushner may have sought Russian back channel for loans:"

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* "Gianforte and the thug politics of the GOP:"

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* "Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies”:" https://theintercept.com/2017/05/27/leaked-documents-reveal-security-firms-counterterrorism-tactics-at-standing-rock-to-defeat-pipeline-insurgencies/

* "What you need to know about the Richard Collins murder investigation:" http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-richard-collins-murder-investigation/443038279

* "Richard W. Collins III Death, Hate Crimes Seen Differently.:" https://thyblackman.com/2017/05/25/richard-w-collins-iii-death-hate-crimes-seen-differently/

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

* On Alexander Hamilton and Abolitionism: http://allerasphinx.tumblr.com/post/134827050557/notquiteluke-as-someone-who-never-learned-the

* "A Tremendous Journey - The President Show:"

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* "Screaming at the TV - The Crooked Media Strikes Again:"

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* "Sunday Sweets: A Memorial Day Salute:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/5/28/sunday-sweets-a-memorial-day-salute.html

* Class: Charlie, Quill, and the Doctor

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* I've also been reading D'Artagnan: the Ultimate Musketeer by Geoffrey Hall and Joan Sanders. This book was clearly written for people of all ages who really love Dumas and wanted to know more about the real person behind the myth. It's very well researched, but a tad plodding, and with all the sex cut out. They really worked hard on the thankless task of untangling these incredibly complex Gascon and Béarnese bloodlines and figuring out where various people got confused for other people and which bits of which sources have proper corroboration, which may have been from eyewitnesses not cited, and which were ass pulling. I do admire the work, but it's a bit dull to read. I do wish I had a copy for my self, and I do recommend it, but I feel like what is needed is a revisit by someone this century with a broader focus that would give more context.

* So I've just finished Cyrano: The Life and Legend of Cyrano de Bergerac by Ishbel Addyman. The author clearly knows her period and places the life and works of Cyrano de Bergerac within the larger context of early modern thought and writing. She also does a first rate job of debuncking later accretions to his legend and unearthing what actually can be know of the real person, and supporting areas where some speculation is required with good evidence. The author is very clear about the difference between things that are known, things that are false or contradictory, and things that are likely. I very much appreciated the deep understanding of the background and period and the decision not to straight wash.

I do have one major quibble, which is that the book really needed an outline. It is very unfocused and tends to wander discursively, which on occasion can be really frustrating. We will just be getting to the point about something I am interested in and then it wanders away for half a chapter to something that would have better belonged with the chapter previous, then meanders back to something adjacent to the point without quite getting in waving distance, then veers off again. All of these bits are interesting, but I feel like if it were properly organized it would be a much more enjoyable and useful read. I do get that facts are sparse and there needs to be a lot of debunking of things people said centuries later that got treated as fact and context is important, but organize that please. Doing it this way makes me wonder if I am looking at padding or someone who can't focus her thoughts.

I do recommend the book. This Cyrano biography was clearly written for adults with a solid grounding in early modern intellectual history and an interest in queer history and early modern French history. (IE: Me) Just understand that it's going to be a bit of a mess as far as connection between chapter heading and contents.

* Another Feminist Swan Lake Fairy Tale: http://caffeinewitchcraft.tumblr.com/post/158831991364/your-swan-story-just-made-me-think-what-if-a-tiny

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* The number of dead in Manchester had risen to 22 last I checked. The Trump administration decided to release the name of a suspect Tuesday over the express wishes of the investigators in the UK.

* "The story of a homeless man who helped young victims of the Manchester bombing is going viral:" https://mic.com/articles/177888/manchester-bombing-homeless-man-interviewed-by-itv-news-recounts-story-of-bravery-during-attack?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.np7K5hsrH

* "Rachel Maddow Wonders Why Bannon And Priebus Went Home Early:"

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* "Watergate prosecutor: Trump actions are illegal:"

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* "Intel officials may be accidental Trump-Russia probe witnesses:"

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* "First on CNN: Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him, source says:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/james-comey-trump-influence/

* "Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI collusion probe after Comey revealed its existence:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-asked-intelligence-chiefs-to-push-back-against-fbi-collusion-probe-after-comey-revealed-its-existence/2017/05/22/394933bc-3f10-11e7-9869-bac8b446820a_story.html?utm_term=.ff93ee3546d4

* "Brennan: Russia may have successfully recruited Trump campaign aides:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/23/brennan-russia-tried-to-recruit-us-persons-to-influence-presidential-campaign-238719

* "White House seeks 90-day delay in Obamacare subsidy suit:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/22/white-house-to-seek-90-day-delay-in-obamacare-subsidy-suit-238674

* "Trump administration asks judge to lift sanctuary cities injunction:" http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2017/05/22/sanctuary-cities-sessions-238688

* "Sheriff David Clarke says he's unsure if Trump administration will still hire him after plagiarism report:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/23/politics/kfile-david-clarke-responds-plagiarism/index.html

* "Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military:" https://apnews.com/377ac4dd4e224e308c0e070d5695a2aa/Trump's-%244T-budget-arrives-on-Capitol-Hill

* "Trump releases budget hitting his own voters hardest:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/22/trump-budget-cut-social-programs-238696

* The proposed federal budget is dramatically cutting Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security/SSDI in hopes of killing the poor and disabled to give dramatic tax cuts to the richest 1%. It will be a killing field. People die without lung meds/heart meds/insulin etc.. Render sick, elderly people homeless and they die incredibly fast. Please. please, please lobby your congress critters about this.

* "Trump to propose big cuts to safety net in new budget this week:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-to-propose-big-cuts-to-safety-net-in-new-budget-this-week/2017/05/21/62c01f44-3e34-11e7-adba-394ee67a7582_story.html?utm_term=.a327384c9563

* "Trump budget slashes billions from Medicaid, Social Security:"

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* "SCOTUS rejects gerrymandered districts, cites racial bias:"

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* "Transcript of New Orleans Mayor Landrieu’s address on Confederate monuments:" http://pulsegulfcoast.com/2017/05/transcript-of-new-orleans-mayor-landrieus-address-on-confederate-monuments

* "Protesting Students Walk Out On Pence's Address At Notre Dame:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/21/529415058/protesting-students-walk-out-on-pences-address-at-notre-dame

* "There’s no such thing as the Dark Ages, but OK:" http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/160952907011/theres-no-such-thing-as-the-dark-ages-but-ok

* "Postcards From Trump:"

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* "Orbs And Swords: Trump's Weekend In Saudi Arabia:"

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* "Stupid Watergate: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "Kylo Ren’s scary fixation on Finn:" http://lj-writes.tumblr.com/post/158287544143/kylo-rens-scary-fixation-on-finn

* I have been watching the Royal Ballet's Manon, which just makes me wish I were watching Ashton's far superior Marguerite and Armand. It is... exactly the sort of thing I expect from Kenneth Macmillan really. It's mostly mediocre choreography, indifferently danced. Normally, I adore Carlos Acosta, but the choreography does not play to his strengths. Ms. Rojo admittedly makes a far better Manon than she did a Marguerite, but honestly the fundamental misogyny of the piece makes it incredibly hard to watch even when the choreography and her dancing are working well together. There are moments where the dancing and choreography do combine to make something both visually stunning and prone to fill one with nausea at the same time, and experience I have come to think of as peak MacMillan. For example the Pas de trois toward the end of act one: beautifully danced but watching those men paw her... *shudder* I want a shower. Do people really watch these for fun? I am done. I was trying to get a proper sampling for the sake of my education, but he' so aggressively rapey, and worse, his best choreography is always about things that should never be made beautiful, like the gang rape in Judas Tree.

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* "My Family’s Slave:" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/lolas-story/524490/?utm_source=twb

* "Syria conflict: Turkey opens 'city' for orphans of the war:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39960471

* "Exclusive: Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians: sources:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-contacts-idUSKCN18E106

* Let's hope is passes with enough to over ride a veto.... "Congress Just Gave Trump Awful News About His Next Golf Trip:" http://occupydemocrats.com/2017/05/16/congress-just-gave-trump-awful-news-next-golf-trip/

* "Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says he's taking job in Department of Homeland Security:" http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2017/05/17/sheriff-david-clarke-accepts-job-department-homeland-security/328342001/

* "Stephen Miller Is Writing Trump's NATO Speech, Too:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/johnhudson/nato-skeptic-stephen-miller-is-writing-trumps-nato-speech?utm_term=.gh5MYZV0K#.ebo8vDpor

* "Flynn stopped military plan Turkey opposed – after being paid as its agent:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article151149647.html

* "Trump Team Knew Flynn Was Under Investigation Before He Came to White House:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/us/politics/michael-flynn-donald-trump-national-security-adviser.html

* Of course he does. *head desk* "Donald Trump Talked Michael Flynn Into White House Job—and Wants Him Back in the Administration:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/18/donald-trump-talked-michael-flynn-into-white-house-job

* "Senate intel chair backtracks on claim Flynn won't honor subpoena:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mike-flynns-lawyers-honor-subpoena-senate-intel-chair/story?id=47488145

* "Rosenstein knew Comey was going to be fired before writing his memo, senators say:" http://www.latimes.com/politics/washington/la-na-essential-washington-updates-rosenstein-knew-comey-was-going-to-be-1495136617-htmlstory.html

* "Trump weighs downsizing Spicer’s public role:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/18/will-sean-spicer-be-fired-238548

* "Sexism and Second Chances:" http://www.jimchines.com/2017/04/sexism-and-second-chances/

* "Beyond Alt: Understanding the New Far Right:" http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/beyond-alt-understanding-the-new-far-right.html

* "Betty Shelby was acquitted in the shooting death of Terence Crutcher:" http://circa.com/circa-now/happening/betty-shelby-was-acquitted-in-the-shooting-death-of-terrence-crutcher

* "Russian Activists Say They’ve Been Told US Visas Are Out Of Reach For Gay Chechens:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/us-denies-visas-to-gay-russians-fleeing-kidnapping-and?utm_term=.gp5YXALlg&bftb#.xpzvrGEpO

* "Monsantos manipulation on science attempts to silence scientists revealed:" http://english.astroawani.com/technology-news/monsantos-manipulation-science-attempts-silence-scientists-revealed-139997

* "Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea:" https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/05/18/climate/antarctica-ice-melt-climate-change.html?_r=1

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

* "The Doomsday Glacier:" http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/the-doomsday-glacier-w481260

* Today I blew the last of the food allotment on Greek things I could make and eat easily, because I'm solidly booked until... Tuesday, with various commitments. The peak of the Lizard Lion festival is this weekend and I'm heavily committed there, plus the usual physically demanding stuff on Monday. I am still covered in bruises from Inspection and tank cleaning, and my muscles hate me. Easy foods are a must. My Thursday thing got cancelled, so I am picking at the kitchen, and doing small things needing doing, including brewing a fresh pitcher of sweet huckleberry tea. I think this will be the last summer for it, as the supply of leaves is fast dwindling, but I have hopes of it lasting through July at least.

* I am so burnt out on the destruction of my country that I spent over an hour today looking at beautifully shot nearly naked male dancers in dance poses instead of sensibly reading and clearing links.

* Ageism and Superheroines: http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/160801212199/rainnecassidy-p1ratew3nch-wombatking

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

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

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

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* 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

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* "Senate Intelligence Committee hearing probes Russia:"

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* "Police: No increase in number of missing persons in DC:"

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* "Researchers have found strong evidence that racism helps the GOP win:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/03/researchers-have-found-strong-evidence-that-racism-helps-the-gop-win/?postshare=6051488776139591&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.dc5e1fbb9d34

* "2012 Sage Smith Case Is Now A Murder Investigation:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/04/2012-sage-smith-case-is-now-murder.html

* Small children and their conception of Furby death: http://surreal.tumblr.com/post/158518046950

* A brief History of Racist Anti-Black Advertising: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159102001777/this-thread

* "Alexander Adams - Faerie Queen/He of the Sidhe:"

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* Note: Clip dead names him. " Alexander Adams Trilogy (Tomorrow I Leave For Battle, March Of Cambreadth, Courage Knows No Bounds):"

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* "Creature of the Wood - Alexander James Adams:"

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* The clip is 7 years old and dead names him, but the music is good. "Alexander Adams - Bedlam Boys:"

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* "Penny Dreadful, Season 3, Episode 5: This World is Our Hell:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/06/penny-dreadful-season-3-episode-5-this.html

* "Penny Dreadful, Season 3, Episode 6: No Beast So Fierce:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/06/penny-dreadful-season-3-episode-6-no.html

* "Penny Dreadful, Season 3, Episode 7: Ebb Tide :" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/06/penny-dreadful-season-3-episode-7-ebb.html

* That commercial where the elephant fucks those two squirrel sex workers is so gross, and worse yet, every time it shows I end up trying to figure out HOW, and the answers are... not images I wanted in my head.

* "Elementary Strikes Gold With Betrayal and Buried Treasure:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/elementary-strikes-gold-betrayal-buried-treasure/

* National Poetry Month "The Eternal Wager by Odysseus Elytis:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159091604360/odysseus-elytis

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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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* "Fearful of Trump policies, families risk frigid 3 a.m. hike into Canada:" http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/asylum-seekers-on-a-cold-journey-to-manitoba/article34126957/

* "Pieces of Trump dossier check out despite investigative dearth:"

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* "Hawaii first to sue over new Trump travel ban:"

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* "Trump administration oversteps in outreach to Justice Department:"

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* Republicans want to remind you that raising health care costs for Middle and Working Class Americans and the Elderly by about 1500.00 a year and kicking millions of the working poor off their health care while dramatically cutting Medicaid is absolutely necessary to give the extremely wealthy CEOs of insurance companies their massive tax breaks. They promise expected rise of 30% in what people will have to pay for health care next year under their plan will actually help the working poor and Middle Class by forcing them to pay money they don't have to not die.

* Jason Chaffitz is so rich and incredibly entitled he thinks people making minimum wage have a month's pay to waste on an iphone seven instead of spending that on NOT BEING HOMELESS. The choice he is asking people to make is not between a luxury and health care, but Rent and Healthcare. Yes, Mr. Chafitz, it is about choices. Choosing to pay rent IS the responsible choice for the working poor, but YOUR CHOICE to literally kill people by denying them health care to pay for yet another tax cut fior the very rich rich is cruel and evil.

* "House Republicans release long-awaited plan to replace Obamacare:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/new-details-emerge-on-gop-plans-to-repeal-and-replace-obamacare/2017/03/06/04751e3e-028f-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html?utm_term=.77533545bdf7

* "Why Didn't Gay Rights Cure Gay Loneliness?:" http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gay-loneliness/

* Bisexuals are the majority: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158140596657/wanderlustexperience-bisexualsaregreat

* "Nigel Farage Gets Knighted (and Roasted) & Trump Rolls Out a New Travel Ban:"

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* "No, Ben Carson, Slaves Weren't "Immigrants":"

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* Tumblr autocorrected "Beautiful" to "David Cronenburg." O.o


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* 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

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* 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

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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/

* 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
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* "The world leader who may be most like Donald Trump:"

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* "Trump declining daily intelligence briefs:"

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* "Trump risks violating Constitution with foreign business:"

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* "Rules for surviving a Trump autocracy:"

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* "Trump defiant on his conflicts of interest:"

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* "Trump foundation violations:"

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* "The problem with Trump's best people:"

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* "Trump infrastructure plan a tax cut trick?:"

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* "Long reach to find precedent for 2016 popular vote gap in US past:"

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* "Donald Trump is baiting the press with his tweets — and the media is falling for it:" https://mic.com/articles/160144/donald-trump-is-baiting-the-press-with-his-tweets-and-the-media-is-falling-for-it?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.hbtp1KvEj

* "How to call your reps when you have social anxiety:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153582308582/how-to-call-your-reps-when-you-have-social-anxiety

* "After:" https://medium.com/@ericajoy/after-87ce712b3645#.w4kko9e7v

* "Court slams Wisconsin GOP gerrymandering:"

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* On the attempt to kill Standing Rock Protestors and how to help: http://naptimelobotomy.tumblr.com/post/153573198152/on-thanksgiving

* "This Thanksgiving, SURJ is offering two ways to help support white folks in having tough conversations with other white folks – conversations that are necessary if we want to break silence about race in this country:" http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/thanksgiving

* "Why Caribbean History Matters:" https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/march-2014/why-caribbean-history-matters

* I started setting up solstice decoration stuff with the incidentals. A friend stopped by to drop a thing off and chat, during which I hung the rest of the balls on the Gothmas trees. I've got the extra lighting set up inside and out. I need to replace some bulbs, but that is for tomorrow. The nice thing about Gothmas as a season long event is it's all about layering instead of having to do the full process at once. Tavy helped. So much help. An exhausting amount of help.

* A while back, a friend described the theme of Blunt Talk as something like, "Everyone is weird, but that's okay." I think that's why I loved it.

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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/

* 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://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/153016818518/colinfirth-carecen-la-center-for-community

* 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

* "Don't Be Passive Observers of Last Night's Terrorization in Standing Rock: Here's What You Can Do:" http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/38466-don-t-be-passive-observers-of-last-night-s-terrorization-in-standing-rock-here-s-what-you-can-do

* "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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* "Women's reproductive rights brace for fight under Trump:"

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* "Trump threat to American foundations best met with civic activism:"

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* Well, that's it then. A majority of Americans would prefer a dystopian police state run by the KKK and Putin to a Democracy with a reasonable chance of a living wage.

* I am too old an ill to start over in a refugee camp south of Vancouver.

* Has any one checked to see if Thaddeus Stevens is spinning in his grave?

* "Woman who accused Donald Trump of raping her at 13 drops lawsuit:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/04/donald-trump-teenage-rape-accusations-lawsuit-dropped

* "Fault Lines - The Lives of Black Women:"

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* "The problem with saying "All Lives Matter":"

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* "The wrong side of Donald Trump’s America:"

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* Add to the list of "crimes" police have decided deserve summary execution: mourning murdered relative. "Joshua Beal shot by Chicago police just after leaving funeral procession:" https://mic.com/articles/158687/joshua-beal-shooting-in-chicago-draws-sharp-black-lives-matter-pro-police-reactions?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.azMwaKPUT

* "Slavery Myths Debunked:" http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2015/09/slavery_myths_seven_lies_half_truths_and_irrelevancies_people_trot_out_about.html

* "Ana Marie Cox - Coming to Terms with a Donald Trump Presidency:"

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* "Why Wasn't Donald Trump's Bigotry a Deal-Breaker?:"

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* "Women in President Trump's America:"

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* "The 2016 Election Wrap-Up:"

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* "Something That Actually "Existed": Trump Policy Shop:"

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* "The Morning After:"

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* USA Series Finale Dance Party starts here:

* "Tom Lehrer - We Will All Go Together When We Go:"

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* "The Postal Service - We Will Become Silhouettes :"

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* "The Mountain Goats - This Year :"

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* "XTC - Dear God:"

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* "The Doors - The End:"

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* "Conspiracy - Jazz Butcher:"

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* Someone needs to film a production of Antigone with Amandla Stenberg in the starring role.

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* "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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* "Police Brutality: Black Man Beaten To Death By Cops:" https://blackmattersus.com/16591-awful-police-brutality-black-man-calls-police-for-help-got-beaten-to-death/

* "Racism In American Schools: Video Shows White Kids Chant “N-Word” On School Bus:" https://blackmattersus.com/16579-racism-in-american-schools-video-shows-white-kids-chant-n-word-on-school-bus/

* "Not All Transgender People Have Dysphoria – And Here Are 6 Reasons Why That Matters:" http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/08/not-all-trans-folks-dysphoria/

* "DNA in London Grave May Help Solve Mysteries of the Great Plague:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/bubonic-plague-dna-found-london-black-death/

* "Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/deep-swamps-archaeologists-fugitive-slaves-kept-freedom-180960122/?no-ist

* "Sunday Sweets: Flights of Fancy:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/9/25/sunday-sweets-flights-of-fancy.html

* TNG 4 Rewatch:

- Final Mission. The toxic waste ship is also all to relevant to my great distress. I am pretty sure radiation exposure sickness doesn't work that way. Wil Wheaton Acting the shit out of this one.

- The Loss. I have always said Deanna is not a good counselor. she leans on her power to cover other deficiencies. While Riker saying what he said when he said it is assholish, he's not wrong. There is a lot to unpack here around the disability metaphor, but I'm frankly to tired to attempt it.

- Data's Day. His subroutines for dealing with common human emotional responses reminds me of me and my attempts to deal with other people who feel jealousy. I so sympathize with Worf on the human wedding thing. I do think this is another episode that has relevance to neurodivergance, in that it has relevance to difficulty reading emotional content in other people and predicting how they will react emotionally. I also do love an unreliable narrator. That tap dancing! I've taught people waltz and swing informally, and while steps themselves are easy to explain, I always struggled with explaining the signalling and the way of moving. I picked it all up instinctively and had no way to explain to someone who couldn't pick those things up through example and imitation. I'd occasionally come across someone so stiff that dancing with them hurt. this scene seemed pretty realistic to me. Here begins the Romulan sleeper agent arc, though there was some previous foreshadowing.

- The Wounded. The Cardassians are introduced. I have always disliked O'Brian and Keiko. The Apocalypse Now episode. I really like the ambiguity here. This is another episode that addresses war time trauma and difficulty adjusting to peace after.

- Devil's Due. Classic Debunking.

- Clues. This is a good little mystery.

- First contact. Alien groupies.... She just coerced Riker into sex, didn't she? Why doesn't Starfleet Print or DNA lock phasers? Why are nearly all the aliens races (except Klingons and that one horrible racial stereotype of a culture season one?) and colonists they meet played by white actors?

- Galaxy Child. Famous last words, Jordi, famous last words. This is so that thing most men do in my experience, where the guy makes this whole fantasy image of who a certain person is and how the story will unfold from there without, you know, checking who the person is and what they want first. Guinan really is calling this one accurately. I don't blame her for being grossed out. It as creepy as fuck. Jordi's "guilty of wanting to be your friend" thing is so classic nice guy syndrome.

- Night Terrors. An allergy to certain sedatives runs in my family. It causes extreme agitation, paranoia, and full spectrum hallucinations/break with reality in those it effects. That scene in the turbo lift with Picard? That was my Grandfather on haldol when he was dying. It is unnerving to watch. Picard speaking of his Grandfather's dementia? *shudder* to real.

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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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* "Trump Foundation Investigation:"

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* "Life-long Clinton attacker hired to be Trump's Clinton attacker:"

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* "New Trump hire portends new depth of campaign nastiness:"

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* I'm still confused as to why having our economy so strong we can afford a taco truck on every corner. Don't we want another 96 million jobs, plus everyone else paid well enough they can support all those new small businesses? How is This a Worse Case Scenario?

* "Georgetown University reckons with its past:"

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* "Upstate N.Y. firefighter's home burns down after racist threat:" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/upstate-ny-firefighter-home-burns-racist-threat-article-1.2737595?utm_content=buffer952be&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw

* "The mystery of an ancient site in Britain just took another fascinating twist:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/king-arthur-castle-cornwall-tintagel-dark-ages-palace-camelot-a7168761.html

* Wednesday the weather turned to full on PNW Autumn. Thursday I had a big social thing and came home so tired I did the bare minimum (feed animals and fish, lungs, hygiene) and crashed out for a full thirteen hours. apparently I forgot to take any of my meds but the lung and anti-nausea pills and am paying for it today. Today there was a whole mahushlah over Squirrel's car. He just burned everything he had to get his car towed and we are sacrificing electric bill money this month to get it fixed. *fingers crossed at that it's the cheaper repair and not the one involving cylinders and/or an axil* Gods I hate being poor. It is exhausting. In other news, the weather turning means my sinuses are finally clearing which is a HUGE help. Swimming at the lake is done for the season though, and I shall miss it.

* "Barbara Gordon deserved better in “The Killing Joke":" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/barbara-gordon-deserved-better-killing-joke/

* I think last week's Killjoys would have meant more to me if I cared even a little about Pawter and the Jocobis. No, don't tell me what happened tonight, I haven't seen it.

* 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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* "Foreign hack on state election databases:"

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* "Model management:"

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* "LePage scrambles as Republican support fades:"

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* "CPD moves to fire cops in Laquan McDonald case:"

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* "School Closures Aim At Displacing Black Poor Students: Study Reveals:" https://blackmattersus.com/14674-school-closures-aims-at-displacing-black-poor-students-study-reveals/

* "Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery:" https://theintercept.com/2016/08/28/colin-kaepernick-is-righter-than-you-know-the-national-anthem-is-a-celebration-of-slavery/

* "My three-and-a-half-year-old son likes...:" https://www.facebook.com/schriftstellar/posts/10154461885076719

* "Six Impossible Episodes: Possible Apocrypha:" http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/six-impossible-episodes-possible-apocrypha.htm

* "Cheryl's Landing Part 1: Speeches and Boom:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/cheryls-landing-part-1/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.comhttp://www.cnn.com/2016/07/28/asia/indonesia-drug-executions/
gwydion: (Amused)
* "Meet the Woman Risking Everything to Become Somalia's First Female President:" https://mic.com/articles/149725/meet-fadumo-dayib-the-woman-risking-everything-to-become-somalia-s-first-female-president#.xQBzoHitJ

* To this I want to add, I'd have liked subtitles for the lyrics by the rappers. Also, could we go ONE year without commentators giggling like 6th graders over the name of a certain country? Otherwise this is a much more eloquent version of what i tried to figure out how to stay and couldn't quite frame. "NBC’s Rio Olympics Opening-Ceremony Coverage Was Clueless and Counterintuitive at Best:" http://www.vulture.com/2016/08/review-nbcs-olympics-opening-ceremony-coverage.html

* "The Media Village at the Rio Olympics Is Built on a Mass Grave of Slaves:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/media-village-rio-olympics-built-mass-grave-slaves-180959873/?no-ist

* "Police Scrutiny in China Hinders Condom Use Among Prostitutes, Study Says:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/28/world/asia/china-sex-workers-condoms-police.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

* "Trump economics dissected:"

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* "The deep red state that could turn blue:"

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* Trump had the gall to go to Detroit and tell them that the cure for all that ails them is a massive tax cut for estates over $5 million in value and corporate welfare.

* "Oh, For Fuck’s Sake: A Gentle Talk With My Republican, Democrat, And Undecided Friends :" http://www.theferrett.com/ferrettworks/2016/07/oh-for-fucks-sake-in-which-i-gently-talk-to-my-friends-who-are-republicans-democrats-and-the-undecided/

* "I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump:" http://www.theestablishment.co/2016/05/24/i-know-why-poor-whites-chant-trump-trump-trump/

* "Exclusive - John Lewis Extended Interview:"

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* "How climate change is rapidly taking the planet apart:" http://www.flassbeck-economics.com/how-climate-change-is-rapidly-taking-the-planet-apart/

* "'Witch' Prison Revealed in 15th-Century Scottish Chapel:" http://www.livescience.com/55452-witch-prison-revealed-in-scottish-chapel.html?

* "Donald Trump Predicts a Rigged Election:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - Trump Dump:"

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* Y'all know I'm in the DS9 is the best Star Trek camp. "Deep Space Nine was the Best Star Trek (And the Roddenberry Box was Made to be Broken):" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/deep-space-nine-best-star-trek-roddenberry-box-made-broken/

* TNG Rewatch:

I missed one first Season Episode, "Too Short a Season." It has terrible age makeup, but setting it aside, it's a good explanation for why the Prime Directive needs to be a thing and why Kirk riding rough shod over nearly every episode likely left planets in chaos and mass death in his wake even though we don't get to see it in ToS.

* "Sunday Sweets: Modern Geometry:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/8/7/sunday-sweets-modern-geometry.html

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

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

* Donate to help refugees "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/
gwydion: (No Angel)
* TW: Disturbing Images. "Bodies pile up in Philippines President Duterte's 'war on drugs':" http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-18/president-dutertes-war-on-drugs-reaping-lethal-results/7636324

* In my opinion, it is obscene for Donald Trump to appropriate Freddy Mercury's voice for his disgusting agenda.

* "Community Post: Trump Supporters Flooded Me With Anti-Semitic Taunts & Death Threats Yesterday:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/ljsilverman/trump-supporters-flooded-me-with-anti-semitic-taun-2amsu

* TW: Rape. "Read the Powerful Letter the Vanderbilt Gang Rape Survivor Wrote to One of Her Rapists:" https://mic.com/articles/149084/read-the-powerful-letter-the-vanderbilt-gang-rape-survivor-wrote-to-one-of-her-rapists?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.yDaK4NT0r

* "The Second Amendment Was Ratified to Preserve Slavery:" http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/thom-hartmann-second-amendment-was-ratified-preserve-slavery

* "Letter to President Lincoln from the Father of a Shomer Shabbat Soldier (December 4, 1862):" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/147635645832/letter-to-president-lincoln-from-the-father-of-a

* "Why Modern America Scares Me: By An Internment Camp Survivor:" http://www.cracked.com/personal-experiences-2276-it-could-happen-again-my-time-in-u.s.-internment-camp.html

* "From Japan, a ‘Chicago’ You Probably Haven’t Seen:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/17/theater/from-japan-a-chicago-you-probably-havent-seen.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftheater&action=click&contentCollection=theater®ion=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront&_r=1

* Tavy Button has a little "Play with me" Meep he uses to tell me it is time to waggle the string. Lately, I've caught him using it right before he goes digging in the puzzle box. So cute!

* "Dear JK Rowling: We're Still Here:" http://nativesinamerica.com/2016/07/dear-jk-rowling-were-still-here/

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Nuclear football never far from US president, even in Hiroshima:"

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* "Corey Pegues - Policing Law Enforcement From Within in "Once a Cop":"

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* "This 2,500-year-old corpse could change history:" http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/dna-sequencing-of-ancient-phoenician-remains-could-make-us-reconsider-the-history-of-human-movement-a7048046.html

* "Brazil in Chaos as the Rio de Janeiro Olympics Near:"

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* "Tales from the Trump Archive - Donald Trump Can't Help But Be a Chauvinist:"

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* "Panel - Looking Back on "Roots":"

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* "Larry Does Lines - VA Hospitals:"

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* "Jack Kirby spent the summer of 1941 being physically restrained from fighting Nazis in the timely building where he worked.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/144996515197/swanjolras-jack-kirby-spent-the-summer-of-1941

* Marvel Deliberately breaking the hearts of children so they can be edgy. Fuck Marvel.: http://marsdaydream.tumblr.com/post/144995504902/boopboopbi-megawordstringer-my-kid-cousin

* Why it's not shocking, only infuriating, to pretty much anyone who isn't a straight white cis guy: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/144998070192/have-you-heard-about-hydra-steve-rogers

* The Boltons and Northern Politics: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/144474063737/do-you-think-that-if-book-ramsay-were-as-stupid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* Human Trafficking Survivor Speaks Out: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/143454661152/marcela-loaiza-was-21-when-she-was-lured-from

* "A Malala Fund Co-Founder Wants to Bring Attention to Native American Teen Suicide:" http://www.teenvogue.com/story/shiza-shahid-aspireist-pine-ridge-reservation-suicide-epidemic

* "Founder of Bangladesh's first and only LGBT magazine killed:" http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/25/editor-bangladesh-first-lgbt-magazine-killed-reports-say-roopbaan?CMP=fb_gu

* "Transgender New Zealanders face 30-year wait for surgery after only specialist retires:" http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/22/new-zealand-transgender-waitlist-surgery-30-years?utm_content=buffer0bfbd&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "Mona Hanna-Attisha Sheds Light on the Michigan Water Crisis:"

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* "Whether Or Not Prince Knew It, He Was A Disability Icon To Me:" http://www.blackgirldangerous.org/2016/04/whether-or-not-prince-knew-it/

* "Confused Islamophobes Target American Sikhs:"

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* "The Larry People vs. Flint - Rick Snyder Taps Out:"

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* So not only was I up at entirely the wrong time of morning for an extra Doctor appointment, but I had an extra adventurous drive with a car that kept stalling out as it was running on fumes. All to see the wrong Doctor, one who is not familiar with my multiple filing cabinets worth of medical history. So I'm shaved to the bone financially with a wait and see on my lungs. I came home, ate, then coughed 'til I threw up, and now can't get enough air. At least the window washers were hot men, one of whom was willing to pull our screens for the procedure instead of skipping us.

* "Not With Flowers by Deepthi Gopal :" http://wordsofastory.livejournal.com/548694.html

* Plus Sized Star wars Fashion! http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/143450659317/jarofbees-heatherleigh02

* "Lord of the Rings Re-Read: The Old Forest:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/lord-of-the-rings-re-read-the-old-forest/

* How to feel old: Purple Rain was 30 years ago.

* Fear the Walking Dead: Look, I know it sounds stupid to quibble about unrealistic things in a zombie show, but there's a difference between asking me to accept one big premise (zombies) in an otherwise fairly realistic setting. It's another thing to throw in lots of little details that are not related to that big fictional premise which I know contradict reality. Skye's father had a yacht. Not one as big as the one in the show, but large enough. Those things are gas guzzlers. You need to refuel them, like, a lot. It's not like my soldier's dad's sailboat with a back up motor where you don't need that much fuel with friendly winds. With a boat like they have on the show you basically have to fuel up every day or two depending on how far and fast you are going, currents, and electricity use. Again, I don't know that model, but I haven't seen them fuel up or plug in when they were docked and they are meant to be going fast and pretty much constantly. I'm assuming this boat has way bigger fuel tanks, but it also clearly has a much larger motor. I've no clue the specs on a big yacht like that, but I've been worrying constantly about fuel every episode waiting for it to run low, and it bugs me that they didn't seem to fuel up in episode 2. Skye's dad fueled up every time they docked, just in case, because you are pretty much fucked if you run out of fuel on a large body of water like the Columbia or the Puget Sound, or all Deities help you on the Ocean. I rather assume this is what did the folks in on the Dawn of the Dead reboot. Run out of gas, you have options. Run out in the Ocean when there is no coast guard anymore to rescue you? *shudder* The fact that no one's even mentioned fuel nags at me constantly while watching it.

Similarly, what's up with Nick's addiction? Is Strand feeding him rationed pills off camera? Because otherwise, the fuck happened to his withdraw? I wish they'd clarify this, because I am constantly staring at nick when he's on screen and thinking about RL addicts I've known. Admittedly, I've never been there for acute withdraw, but I remember the way D's hands would shake her first week or two out of heroin detox back when we were both 15. (we used to play a lot of cards. Helped take her mind off it. I didn't use and was restful company back then, willing to listen and talk about anything, but not a use trigger, so I was a good person to be around for where she was right then). I remember how generally shaky various of by friends have been after we got them back from a bad one.

Look, I love character based ambiguity, and am cool with endings of books and movies that can be read more than one way, but with these real world details, I desperately need some disambiguation, because it's messing with my suspension of disbelief. I can suspend for zombies OR I can suspend for magically refilling fuel tanks OR I can suspend for some sort of weird withdraw situation, though the withdraw is actually harder to suspend for than the zombies, because no one is really pretending zombies aren't absurd. (Mutated rabies in a live host that burns the host out is less absurd. Walking Dead infectious zombies are in the realm of right out). So I really need to know what the fuel situation is and a shot explaining Nick's drug situation. I can see Strand having drugs on hand as I rather assumed his lack of sleep was cocaine related, but I shouldn't have to work to honey pot this when they could spend like thirty seconds showing us WTF.

I am also finding the characters frustrating. How hard is it to grasp at this point with previous near death experiences behind them, that wandering away from the group without saying where you are going is a bad idea? The ep.2 family TOLD them about noise. Do they have any survival instincts at all? At least Carl and Sophia had the excuse of ages in single digits, and I was impatient with it then. No one has an excuse like that here and the wait for the teens to get their heads out their asses is making me cranky.

* GoT Fume: That was such a ridiculous waste of Alexander Siddig.

* On GoT 6.1: http://gotgifsandmusings.tumblr.com/post/143443231522/kylie-sorry-about-all-the-hate-filled-messages

* At some point recently, my brain has quietly started autocorrecting Tom Hiddleston to Tom Cuddleston. *facepalm*

* "Women on 20s:" http://xkcd-rss.livejournal.com/425078.html

* I looked up at just the right moment to think, "What a delightful lesbian couple nuzzling each other. I wonder what they are selling?" I still don't know, but it turned out to be a Mother's Day commercial. O.o

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* 3/17/16 Cumulative: R: Trump 673, Cruz 411, Kasich 143. 1237 needed. D: Clinton 1606, Sanders 851. 2383 needed.

* Marco Rubio has dropped out, to no one's surprise.

* Next Up:
Tue, Mar 22: American Samoa (R), Arizona, Idaho (D), Utah
Sat, Mar 26: Alaska (D), Hawaii (D), Washington State (D)

* "“Bimbo. Dog. Fat pig”: Women recite Donald Trump’s sexist comments aloud in devastating new attack ad:" http://www.salon.com/2016/03/14/bimbo_dog_fat_pig_women_recite_donald_trumps_sexist_comments_aloud_in_devastating_new_attack_ad/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

* "Dear Donald Trump, I'm Proud That My Parents Are Immigrants:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/julia-t/dear-donald-trump-im-proud-that-my-parents-are-immigrants_b_9408948.html?

* "Political sorcerers battle in the dark art of GOP delegate math:"

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* "Obama calls GOP bluff with popular nominee:"

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* "Obama Chooses Merrick Garland for Supreme Court:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/17/us/politics/obama-supreme-court-nominee.html?_r=0

* "What happens to Marco Rubio's delegates?:"

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* "Political victories for Black Lives Matter movement:"

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Remember how I keep saying local elections matter? Seriously, vote every time, in every race you get a say on.

* "Ferguson Approves a Federal Plan to Overhaul Police and Courts:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/16/us/ferguson-approves-a-federal-plan-to-overhaul-police-and-courts.html?_r=2

* "How a Nearly Successful Slave Revolt Was Intentionally Lost to History:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/its-anniversary-1811-louisiana-slave-revolt-180957760/?no-ist

* "Another Super Tuesday for Donald Trump:"

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* "Donald Trump's Latest Racial Attacks:"

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* "Lynching Photo at Joe's Crab Shack:"

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* I watched "And Then There Were None." It took longer than one might expect because I got so excited when I saw who all was in it all together in one place, I actually had to turn it off and go calm down so I could pay attention to the actual acting. Look, I never claimed not to be dorky about these things. It was just such an embarrassment of riches acting wise, and the set designs, costumes, and cinematography were brilliant.

I do have a confession to make before we continue: I've always been a Lord Peter Whimsey person instead of an Agatha Christie person. Mystery novels were everywhere when I was growing up. My Great Grand mother loved them; my Grandmother loved them, my mother's Aunts loved them. my Mother consumed them at an impressive rate. They would pass them back and forth in grocery bags since the women of my mother's family were all both clever and fast readers ans this was cheap and efficient. As a result I tried (often, so very often) with Christie over the years. She lead a fascinating life and was groundbreaking in a whole lot of ways. I want to like her, but the books have always left me some degree of cold. It's the same with Arthur Conan Doyle (who's stories I have literally taught to 8th graders, concealing all the while my lack of enthusiasm). In the case of both authors, I like them better in quality adaptation for the most part. There is a lot of interesting stuff embedded in Christie, by way of class commentary and the like, but I think the problem is I find her characters unappealing, even the ones I'm supposed to like, like Hercule Poirot. (With Doyle, it's generally the stiffness of the prose. No, it's not me disliking 19th century literature, because I love a lot of 19th century authors and am comfortable with he narrative flavour. Look, there is nothing wrong with people liking Doyle or Christie. It is flat out a matter of personal preference and taste, and as I've mentioned, I loved Gran and Grammy and the Aunts and rather wished I could take to Christie as I admired them. I would not have tried so often over the years if I didn't think the people who do like them had reason to feel that way).

I just want to be clear about my biases here. While on paper I look like part of the target audience, I'm not quite, while at the same time not being someone apt to reject it out of hand.

When I say this is not only by far the most fun I've ever had watching a Christie adaption, including the prestige "Orient Express" of my childhood (which I should probably watch again), but good compared to most of the things I've watched in the last year, it means something. I had trouble pulling myself off the sofa to do other necessary things like making food and sleeping. I love Vikings, but I still have no trouble pausing it for sleep. I'd not have traded this for Black sails, but it's close, quality wise. I admit, I came in part for Mr. Turner's abs, the cast list in general, and the haircuts, but I was mesmerized by the whole production. It was very tense and tightly put together for all the eye candy views of the island and the house and the people. The acting was spot on brilliant and brought life to characters I thought rather stock and wooden when I read this as a teen. The plot itself is beautifully twisted and I do love a mystery in which every one is guilty. (Is this the original Cardassian mystery novel?) I was nigh overwhelmed by how well this was done. It found the bones of the story and wedded them to an aesthetic that works and an impressive ensemble of skilled acting talents. It did not erase the incredibly ugly things the characters had done (TW: for graphic homophobic violence, domestic violence, racism), though I do find making the man who perpetrated a racist war crime into a romantic lead unpalatable on a number of levels. I think part of why it worked so well was the people making it knew we would be sitting there rather routing for the characters to be bumped off even as we invested in the whole wanting to solve it part. Everyone is a different flavour of horrible and it raises all sorts of questions about whether it is better to be a manster who openly admits to being a monster or a monster in denial, and whether or not people who commit crimes like these can be in any way redeemable. (Except for Mrs. Rogers, who struck me as a victim to her husband.

On a personal note, watching Burn Gorman's performance, I found myself thinking of the man who killed my Skye. It was unsettling for me, the way things overlapped towards the end and my rather complicated response to that.

So there are caveats you can likely guess from the trigger warning list, but this really was an amazing production, and I'd love to see more adaptations of her better books done on this level.

* "Vampire Math:" https://twitter.com/AChillGhost/status/621489056099086340/photo/1

* EBAYs, Relist:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Trump touts 'excitement' of protests and strife at rallies:"

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* "Dan Rather helps put 2016 chaos into perspective:"

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* "O'Connor undermines GOP talking points on Court vacancy:" http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/oconnor-undermines-gop-talking-points-court-vacancy#

* I will vote for whoever wins the Democratic Primary when the general comes around. I give you my word on that. Still, I am having a really hard time letting go my fury on the AIDS thing. Reagan fiddled while our world burned. How could anyone who lived through that in real time and was old enough to understand praise that and then claim to be our friend. People are still getting infected. People are still dying of it, here and around the world, and Hilary Clinton saw fit to praise the man who led the prevention and research obstructionism efforts for how much that silence and heel dragging sparked the conversation. Fuck you! Seriously, Fuck you! How dare you! I do not see how she could have been a politically active adult alive in the '80's and been completely unaware of what was all the fuck over the news. I do not see how she could have missed the protests and the die ins and all the actual heroines and heroes of the fight to get funding and help. I just don't see how that's even a little plausible. Yes, she apologized, and I will turn out in November come what may, but it's half a week later and I am trying really hard not to hate her. (I've never been fond of the Clintons, but I always liked her better than him when they were in the White House and I had genuine sympathy for her when she was subjected to all the nasty misogynistic and unfair attacks then and now. Him, I'll never forgive for a whole list of things he did as president policy wise. I do not conflate the two and never have).

I am of the opinion that both Democratic presidential candidates have areas of concern, but they are both worlds ahead of the disasters the Republicans are fielding. Seriously I will vote, but it would help a lot if I’m not asked to do it while vomiting a little in my mouth. It would really help if they’d both get their acts together on saying terrible fucking things for no good reason.

* "Bryan Stevenson, Founder & Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative - Boldly Going:"

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* "Matthew Desmond: ‘I want my work to bear witness to this problem that’s raging in our cities’:" http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/11/matthew-desmond-the-problem-raging-in-our-cities-milwaukee

* "Donald Trump's Political Fight Club:"

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* I'm suspecting that the low grade lung infection I've had... technically all year? Since early January is part of the problem. I'm suspecting squirrel also brought home some other low grade infection from the nursing home. Me feeling generalized crappy could mean nearly anything, but he seems to be the same sort of crappy only without the lung thing. How is it I am never the winner in pathogen Fight Club? Anyway, despite yet another day of hardly any spoons I dragged myself out to mail the ebays and change books at the library. I also sorted out the garden again (Look, I do that a lot this time of year), plus some other small stuff I couldn't put off around the house). I just discovered there might be a second Schrodinger's visitor on top of the kitty Road trip visitors (a different day). Plus I really need to remember to do phone bureaucracy. And sort out the kitchen. Prep for guests. And on and on. the thought of having to forage Wednesday nearly reduced me to tears just now thinking of it. I'm this exhausted today from a Post Office trip that didn't require any actual waiting in line. I do want all the guests and Rescue Kitty. I think it's forage that's going to have to give. We'll see how I am after sleep.

* The Hamiltons. "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 6):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/140284206087/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-6

* Woodes Rogers. "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 7):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/140755833792/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-7

* "Special Edition: Sculpture/or ‘Why I think Jack Rackham might die’:" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/140868716072/special-edition-sculptureor-why-i-think-jack

* EBAYs, Relist:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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