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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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* On The Resurgence of Bolivian Indigenous Culture. "Cholita Fashion in Bolivia:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/states-of-undress-cholita-fashion-in-bolivia/5963b75fc9dfdb891a719bc7

* "The Trump administration just pulled funding from a group that fights white extremism:" https://mic.com/articles/180733/the-trump-administration-just-pulled-funding-from-a-group-that-fights-white-extremism?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.6NHqDisbw

* We still need one more "no" on the tax bill designed to steal health care from the poor and middle class to give a massive tax break to the richest 1%. If one of these is your senator, please consider calling.

Senator Bob Corker - (202) 224-3344
Senator Lisa Murkowski - (202) 224-6665
Senator Rob Portman - (202) 224-3353
Senator Bill Cassidy - (202) 224-5824

Other options: This App phones your rep for you: http://takeastance.us/
Here is one that will send your reps a fax: https://resistbot.io/

* "Ronald Reagan stuck it to millennials: A college debt history lesson no one tells:" http://www.salon.com/2014/07/05/ronald_reagan_stuck_it_to_millennials_a_college_debt_history_lesson_no_one_tells/

* "California bans state-funded travel to Texas, 3 more states because of anti-LGBTQ laws:" https://mic.com/articles/180719/california-bans-state-funded-travel-to-texas-3-more-states-because-of-anti-lgbtq-laws?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.c28ECOBAz

* "Mercadera (c.1245-1300): the Farmer Who Caught a Knight:" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/162474730048/mercadera-c1245-1300-the-farmer-who-caught-a

* "Soldadera: The Tiny Things They Carried:" https://www.kcet.org/shows/artbound/soldadera-the-tiny-things-they-carried

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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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* "Venezuela's currency value depends largely on one guy at an Alabama Home Depot:" https://www.pri.org/stories/2016-12-01/venezuelas-currency-value-depends-largely-one-guy-alabama-home-depot

* "Russia enjoying great success with Trump in White House:"

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* "Trump Jr collusion admission leaves Kushner exposed:"

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* "Trumpism: It’s Coming From the Suburbs:" https://www.thenation.com/article/trumpism-its-coming-from-the-suburbs/

* "Florida judge rules part of “Stand Your Ground” law unconstitutional:" https://mic.com/articles/181407/florida-judge-rules-part-of-stand-your-ground-law-unconstitutional?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.iulCayrf1

* "David O. Brown - Reexamining the Work of Police in "Called to Rise" - Extended Interview:"

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* "Kalief Browder's death reminds us of the link between depression and incarceration:" https://mic.com/articles/179150/kalief-browders-death-reminds-us-of-the-link-between-depression-and-incarceration?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.mfzqpJZ3o

* "The EPA finally admitted that the world's most popular pesticide kills bees—20 years too late:" http://www.motherjones.com/food/2016/01/epa-finds-major-pesticide-toxic-bees/

* "Donald Trump Jr. Reminds Everyone How Incompetent His Dad's Administration Is:"

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* "The West Survives President Trump's Trip to Europe :"

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* "A Russian, an Email and an Idiot: Did Donald Trump Jr. Incriminate Himself? :"

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* "Kellyanne Conway Gives It To Stephen Straight (As In, Straight Up BS):"

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* "Stephen Stars As Donald Trump Jr. In 'Collusion':"

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* "Mr. President Wasn't Mr. Popular At The G20 Summit:"

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* "North Korea's Missiles Can Reach Alaska. Alaska Doesn't Care.:"

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* "More ‘Vanitas’ symbolism (”Black Sails”):" http://sagestreet.tumblr.com/post/161485049467/more-vanitas-symbolism-black-sails

* "28 Wild Signs From The Zoo:" http://pleated-jeans.com/2017/05/09/28-wild-signs-from-the-zoo/

* I just realized Rachael Ray and Paula Deen are not the same person. *facepalm*

* Me watching the start of Season 2 Sons of Anarchy for the first time: Don't pick the NAZIs, Hale. No matter how bad the other options are, siding with NAZIs is ALWAYS the wrong choice.

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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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* "Iran attacks: 'IS' hits parliament and Khomeini mausoleum:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-40184641

* Jose Alberto Gutierrez is a hero. "Dustbin man builds free library of thrown away books:" http://www.bbc.com/news/education-40173423

* UK General election, please VOTE: http://the-cimmerians.tumblr.com/post/161554773189/i-wear-the-cheese-hunterinabrowncoat

* Eric Trump, who stole money from St. Judes Children’s hospital (earmarked for a charity for children with cancer), wants to remind you that Democrats “aren’t even people.”

* "Pulse massacre survivor: 'Blood donations saved my life':" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-40177691/pulse-massacre-survivor-blood-donations-saved-my-life

* Some friends are in the middle of a move that needs to happen super fast. I'm wheelman for a chunk of this. It's where I was Wednesday, and odds are it's going to eat most of my awake time and spoons between now and Sunday. Do not be alarmed if most of what you see of me is queued images. I ain'n't dead, though it feels that way.

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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.me/Gwydion or Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* There has been horrific, persistent, large scale, deadly flooding in Peru with displacement on a scale I honestly can't wrap my head around. Want to help? https://www.ammado.com/community/193613

* "London attack: Five dead in Westminster terror attack:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39359158

* "Dmitry Orlov: Social Collapse Best Practices:" http://longnow.org/seminars/02009/feb/13/social-collapse-best-practices/

* We appear to have bombed a refugee school in Raqqa.

* "Russian paid Manafort millions to help Putin influence US:"

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* "Trump case a lesson in intelligence gathering:"

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* "Nunes muddies Trump probe with abrupt claim of new evidence:"

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* All nominations still under discussion need to be haulted. People who have clearly committed felonies (Flynn and Manafort) need to be arrested right away, and there needs to be a full proper independent inquiry to see who else needs arresting. This isn't some piddly blow job situation; this is a safety and security of the Nation and the World situation.

* "Rep Schiff: Trump Russia case now 'more than circumstantial':"

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* "Russian info-war tactics in US election continue:"

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* "No, it Really is that Bad:" http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2017/02/no-is-really-is-that-bad

* "SCOTUS integrity damaged by GOP stolen seat:"

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* "Franken questions Trump & Gorsuch’s judgment:"

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* "Former GOP chairman charged with voter fraud:"

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* "Dahlia Lithwick - The Politicization of Neil Gorsuch's SCOTUS Confirmation - Extended Interview:"

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* "Sanders: AHCA is tax plan to help the wealthy:"

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* "The Barbarians Inside the Gates: Can the Center Hold?:" https://medium.com/bioneers/the-barbarians-inside-the-gates-can-the-center-hold-25ea6408bd5e#.i3b13f53n

* "Why Is A Hate Group Meddling In An Illinois School Board Race?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/why-is-hate-group-meddling-in-illinois.html

* This has got to be the Alaska equivalent of Florida Man. "Snake found on a plane. Yes, really... snake on a plane:" http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39349326/snake-found-on-a-plane-yes-really-snake-on-a-plane

* "Africa's Sean Spicer & Not Coming to America:"

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* "So Much News, So Little Time:"

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* "Jordan Klepper Fingers the Pulse - Why Is President Trump Campaigning Again?:"

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* "Dalai Lama: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "Trump's Hard Power Budget :"

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* "Steve Bannon's Bathtub Musings:"

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* "The WERD: Screw Unto Others:"

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* "Dr. Sebastian L. v. Gorka, Trump Whisperer:"

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* "Great Moments In Women's History:"

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* "Jeff Sessions Tackles Weed And The White House's (Unrelated) Paranoia:"

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* "Josh Lucas Had A Machine Gun Pointed At Him:"

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* "Ryan Reynolds & Jake Gyllenhaal Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions:"

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* "Ryan Reynolds: Big Questions With Even Bigger Stars :"

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* NWS Obviously. Wait past the credits. "Deadpool Musical - Beauty and the Beast "Gaston" Parody :"

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* I spent so many years trying to fight Doctors who were trying to gaslight me into agreeing that I wasn't sick, including that time I spent half a decade trying to convince someone to do something about Heberton, the tumor colony that was literally killing me, that even after years of dealing with a practice where the Doctor's are willing to actually treat me, it is always a huge relief that they do instead of making me waste huge amounts of energy I haven't got fighting for treatment. Decades of training has made me used to being told I am imaging whatever happens to be actively trying to kill me, which of course plays in "fun" ways with my childhood abuse. I really have no words for how I feel every time a Doctor just tries to fix what wrong instead of trying to retraumatize me out of laziness and/or prejudice.

The lab results weren't back yet, but the x-ray was definitive. This is the first pneumonia I've had in the half decade or so since I was vaccinated against it. I used to get it most years, so the vaccine was so worth it. I started antibiotic number three this morning, one of the alarmingly strong ones. At least it's only once a day, and I'm off my arthritis meds for the duration as I don't like making holes in my stomache. My body pulled one of it's little chronic illness rebellions this evening, though it is hard to tell if it's the pneumonia or the antibiotic or both or neither. They made need to change antibiotic depending on what strain it tuns out to be, but odds are I won't. This has been a bad one, acute more than half the time between the beginning of February and now. In it's own way it's been worse than the six months of lung MRSA.

In other news, Squirrel is recovering well from the influenza and Tavy has been trying terribly hard to be good, poor wee beastie.

* I feel like people get intimidated by "elite" culture. People with a lot of time and money to devote to things like studying Shakespeare or classical music or high end art have a very human interest in making these things into something only the very wealthy and highly educated have a right to enjoy because they are the ones who can tease out the nuance. The thing is though that music, art, dance, theater have mostly been available to everybody to some degree. Shakespeare was for the Groundlings as well as the toffs. Church music had to reach the peasant and the rag picker as well as the Queen, King, and the Princes of the church. Art had patrons and sure, the stuff in palaces were for the very rich, but the same painters put the art on public columns and in churches too where everyone saw it. Music and dance have always belonged to everyone even if certain types were more common in one setting or another. even opera had cheap seats when it was new. The barrier between the art of the rich and the art of the poor is a very modern thing, even though we all grew up thinking there was this line between popular and high art. It is bull shit. If you like something and enjoy it, there is nothing wrong with that. your tastes may change with age and exposure and/or study, but never let any one tell you that something that gives you pleasure isn't good enough, and a hundred times that never let anyone tell you you aren't good enough to understand and enjoy something. If it makes you feel something, than that bit of music/art/theater/dance/poetry/whatever worked on some level. That needs to be enough.

It is also absolutely valid NOT to like something, even when everyone seems to be telling you you should. Everyone has a right to their own taste and don’t like anyone tell you different.

* I despise everything about the commercial where the girl mocks her mother on line for #having a cold because #every one gets them so #shut up.

* "The Walking Dead Gives Us a Tasty, Satisfying Filler Ep:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/the-walking-dead-7x14/

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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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* "Abortion in Ireland: The fight for choice - BBC News:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39183423

* "Northern Ireland Woman Sentenced Over Self-Induced Abortion:" http://www.refinery29.com/2016/04/107798/northern-irish-woman-self-induced-abortion-news?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=post

* "Sexist MP argues women should "earn less” because they’re inferior — and gets shut down:" https://mic.com/articles/170234/watch-this-european-lawmaker-obliterate-another-who-said-women-must-earn-less?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.LrRVzz73H

* "Poisoned River:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/poisoned-river/5888ca17f46523d027f95e11

* "The Urban Rez:" https://video.vice.com/en_ca/video/the-urban-rez-1-349/5888c9b7f46523d027f95e10

* "Russian Hackers Said to Seek Hush Money From Liberal Groups:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-06/russian-hackers-said-to-seek-hush-money-from-liberal-u-s-groups

* "Trump has set the US up to botch a global health crisis:" http://www.vox.com/2017/3/4/14803596/trump-pandemic-response-global-health-cdc

* "Rep Swalwell makes case for independent Trump Russia inquiry:"

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* "Putin animosity for Clinton stems from role at State Department:"

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* "Trump, Tillerson weaken State Department as Putin would want:"

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* "Truth closer on Trump camp pro-Russia influence on GOP platform:"

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* "Signs of continuing Russia influence in US raise alarm:"

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* "Trump leaves State Department out of Mexico meeting:"

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* "Fmr Ambassador Fried: West at lowest we've seen since the 1930s:"

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* Is anyone surprised? "Flynn was a foreign agent during the campaign:"

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* So basically the government will have less revenue and there will be less enforcement against rich tax cheats like Trump and his friends. "Under Trump, an Already Depleted I.R.S. Could Face Deep Cuts:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/us/politics/trump-mnuchin-irs.html?_r=0

* "New EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Is Balking at Trump’s Big Budget Cuts:" http://finance.yahoo.com/news/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-balking-124100391.html

* "Home Alone in the Trump Administration:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/opinion/home-alone-in-the-trump-administration.html?smid=tw-nytopinion&smtyp=cur

* "Interior secretary Ryan Zinke rides a horse to work:" http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/02/interior-secretary-ryan-zinke-rides-a-horse-to-work-.html

* "White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/03/white-house-proposes-steep-budget-cut-to-leading-climate-science-agency/?utm_term=.659fd75332ab

* "Chaffetz 'cell phone or health care' remark boosts opponent:"

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* "Bernie Sanders sounds off on Trumpcare:"

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* "Carville: It won't be easy to sell 'Chumpcare':"

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* "No, Paul Ryan, there's no 'death spiral':"

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* "Poverty in the developed world doesn’t look like a refugee child with flies on their face.

It looks like a normal person in normal clothes, in a normal apartment, with their bills spread out on the kitchen table, crying."
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* "Some GOP lawmakers’ block-everything mentality could imperil big-picture plans:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/some-gop-lawmakers-block-everything-mentality-could-imperil-big-things/2017/03/04/ca60b436-005b-11e7-99b4-9e613afeb09f_story.html?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.0c1800be5645

* "TSA's new "pat-downs" are so invasive, airports are pre-emptively warning cops to expect sexual assault claims:" http://boingboing.net/2017/03/06/a-date-with-doctor-jellyfinger.html

* "Hawaiian Sovereignty:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/hawaiian-sovereignty/5888c9e9617e8f2d5c71fae3

* "Deportation of grandmother leaves a San Diego military family reeling:" http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-grandmother-deportation-20170304-story.html

* "Happy International Women's Day 2017:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/happy-international-womens-day-2017.html

* "Moni's SB 6 Opposition Testimony:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/03/monis-sb-6-opposition-testimony.html

* "Sex Positions or CIA Code Names?:"

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* "The GOP Still Hasn't Figured Out Health Care:"

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* "Ivanka Trump's Fake Feminism:"

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* "That Was the Week that WTF:"

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* "Full Frontal Insta-vestigation: Scott Walker Is A Human Garbage Disposal:"

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* "Trumpcare Bill: Nasty, Brutish and Short:"

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* "TSA Airport Pat-Downs Are Getting WAY More Intimate:"

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* "Republicans Release New Health Plan, And We're All Going To Die:"

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* "Ben Carson Wants To Put Something Inside Your Head:"

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* "White People Are Having a Good Time in America:"

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* "Trump Doesn't Seem to Remember "The Forgotten Man":"

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* "TrumpCare, Russian Ambassadors And Other Things Bad For Your Health:"

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* "The Creators Of TrumpCare On TrumpCare: 'Don't Call It TrumpCare':"

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* I managed to sort out the garden as I was intending to do before the snows. I cleared out the dead foliage and shifted things around so pots with current plants get the best sun as I need to do periodically. Crocuses are up and it looks like hyacinths are on the way. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/158201603292/i-managed-to-sort-out-the-garden-as-i-was

* "Supernatural, Season 12, Episode 14: The Raid:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/03/supernatural-season-12-episode-14-raid.html

* "The Walking Dead Clears my Skin, Waters my Crops with a Richonne-centric Episode:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/walking-dead-clears-skin-waters-crops-richonne-centric-episode/

* "Depicting Child Characters:" http://mythcreants.com/blog/depicting-child-characters/

* "LGBT+ Representation Should Not be a Zero-Sum Game:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/lgbtq-representation-not-zero-sum-game/

* "Taboo Was Good But Not Up To My Expectations:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/taboo-good-not-expectations/

*****
* 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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* "Brazilian domestic spies use Tinder to infiltrate protest movements:" https://boingboing.net/2016/11/15/brazilian-domestic-spies-use-t.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*****

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Rumor mill spreads awareness of individual rights:" http://www.dailynk.com/english/read.php?num=14072&cataId=nk01500

* "Indians Staged One of the Largest Strikes in History, But No One on U.S. Cable News Covered It:" https://theintercept.com/2016/09/06/indians-staged-one-of-the-largest-strikes-in-history-but-no-one-on-u-s-cable-news-covered-it/

* "Why So Many Poor Americans Don’t Get Help Paying For Housing:" http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/why-so-many-poor-americans-dont-get-help-paying-for-housing/

* "6,000-year-old fabric reveals Peruvians were dyeing textiles with indigo long before Egyptians:" http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-oldest-indigo-dye-20160915-snap-story.html

* On Tailoring. From Elsewhere.

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* I started the paper bureaucracy today. Next comes the great document treasure hunt. If it fails, I get to spend a lot of my sleep cycle Monday on hold with social security. Then I discovered a crash ate my lj entry, so I've been having an adventure reconstituting.

* "The Baudelaires’ Misery Continues with Mysteries and Mushrooms:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/baudelaires-slip-secrets-v-f-d/

* "That Was Season Six:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/147029444372/that-was-season-six

* Re: the Fey/Fallon bit on SNL. They nailed the costumes, but whiffed the accents. His sounded... like bad Southern? Vaguely? Like WTF was that accent? Hers was closer, close enough I could tell which Philly accent she was trying for, but she'd slip and it would throw me off. I think if his hadn't been so distractedly bad, hers wouldn't have been a problem for me. As it was I was so busy parcing his accent debacle, that I have no idea what the content was like, and can't comment.

* "Loras Tyrell Deserved Better:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/loras-tyrell-deserved-better/

* ToS Rewatch:

- We Need to Talk About the Sexual Assault of Yeoman Rand.

TW: Sexual Assault: ) And the real horror is, that no one notices that this IS a horror.


- Mudd's Women. As the GROWN MEN can't think for all the blood rushing for the big head to the little one, why don't they just staff the Bridge with straight women and gay men? They could do that also for interrogation and medical examination of the four. Just saying. This is the first episode in which yeoman Rand is not sexually harassed in ToS so far, probably because all the straight men are too busy ogling the passengers. As to the rest... this episode makes me want to hit someone, but I've not the eloquence to unpack that.

- What Are Little Girls Made of. Ah, Robot Lurch. Ruk no! Ruk YES! That is so not how you make an android. Just saying. Kirk breaks his first computer by being Kirk. Take one drink. In this case, by sexually harassing her.

- Miri. I know what it looked like to them, but all I can think of is, they are beating up a dying child, and calling zim "it." So seriously, how is there another earth here with humans and continents identical to ours? Why are the 300 year old clothes intact? How is there still edible food after 300 years. I have so many questions. Kirk is so creepy here. There is no way Miri and the onlies leader are "just starting puberty." The homicidal female jealousy thing is an ugly sexist trope and I quietly loathe it. Where did the two red shirts go who were on planet at episode start? Why weren't they guarding the lab or doing the chasing about? Why are they not there for the middle scenes up until they randomly appear for Bones' collapse.

- Dagger of the Mind. So there are no readings on that big old panel to let them know whether or not they are beaming up live things instead of just inert cargo. This episode is the earliest data point on our TNG era Federation brainwashes prisoners theory. Does Star Fleet not have an HR? Because a world of inappropriate seems to go on as implied by Kirk's history with the Psychiatrist in his own command.

*****

* Hurricane Matthew has been catastrophic for the people of Haiti. 800 or more are dead and 60,000 or more displaced. Want to help? https://www.redcross.org/donate/disaster-relief?donationProdId=prod12750029&scode=RSG00000E017&gclid=COnZ5tmJys8CFRBEfgodzWoPXQ

There is a whole list of charities at the top of the page here: http://www.msnbc.com/maddowblog

* "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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* This contains video of the murder, though he he dies of his injuries later in his cell. I'm linking it anyway as one can choose whether or not to click the video. "Jail Videos Reveal Black Inmate Died After Assault By Officers:" https://blackmattersus.com/17528-jail-videos-reveal-black-inmate-died-after-assault-by-officers/

* TW: Hate Crimes, Rape. "Gaycation Brazil:" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/brazil/56a90e3f59b6e07a13d27d01

* "Did Mike Pence Upstage Trump With His Strong Debate Performance?:"

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* "Don’t Paint All Clowns With The Same Giant Brush:"

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* "It Takes A Genius Like Donald Trump To Lose A Billion Dollars:"

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* Birthday Prezzies came today! A hand knitted 4th Doctor scarf, a ballet I am interested in, The Catherine Biography I am fond of and wanted for my collection, and "The Outlandish Knight: the Byzantine life of Steven Runican." This last looks fascinating and is about a queer historian. The chapters are organized in major arcana. There are lovely art reproduction postcards all through. I will need do go over everything properly later, but it is all delightful!

* "Gandalf Leads the Way on a Journey in the Dark:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/gandalf-fellowship-journey-dark/

* Seeing Brent Spiner and Patrick Stewart together in scene in Blunt Talk makes me happy.

* I keep thinking of Benjen Stark alternately as "Shrodinger's Benjen" and "Chekov's Benjen."

* ToS Rewatch:

- My dad and I watched these over and over in syndication in the vast SF wasteland that was 70's TV. I still salivate when I hear the end credit music because that was dinner time for a decade or so on Sunday nights. Eventually the movies came. Still we watched them when we could catch them, but I was losing patience with Shatner by the end of the '80's. Then I was a philosophy monk for a couple of years with very limited TV access. When I came to have TV access again everything was TNG, Tos was hard to catch, tapes of individual episodes cost two dollars to rent and they refused to put them out in sets which, and I had grown out of them, really. I loved most of the characters, but the flaws in logic and particularly third season plotting, and Shatner's acting and the insufferable Kirk made me... not all that excited when the movies came out. I still remember our out right fury that somehow we were all so much smarter than Spock in the Klingon trial one that we solved the "mystery" in seconds and it took Spock most of the movie. By the time the one where they handed over the movies to the TNG crew, we all mostly wanted to watch Kirk die a painful death forever and in this too, we were disappointed. I think I haven't seen these all as a group in literal decades, though I've caught the occational random episode now and then. I once knew them so well I could recite snatches of dialog at length, but now... no. I have no guarantee I have anything meaningful to say, and this may end up rather MST3000.

- The Man Trap. Does Rigley's Pleasure Planet become Riza? They recycle this plot several times, don't they? Borgia Plant! Shouldn't that be Canterella? Apparently the "Red Shirt" has not yet been invented as a trope, so a blue shirt must due. I'd swear there was a pilot before this one with Nurse Chapel's actor as second in command, and one of those annoying god-like aliens, but it looks like the marathon missed it. We're not that far in and I already want to hit Kirk. Or Shatner. Both really. Are they really using the flagship to deliver chili peppers to outposts? Sexual harassment is live and well for Yeoman Rand on the enterprise. I'd forgotten Sulu had Morticia Addams garden for some reason. So exactly how often does McCoy drug Kirk to sleep? I don't see why they couldn't stun it, put it in a cell with all the salt it can eat and release it on a desert planet with a salt sea. Did I miss something?

-Charlie X. I like the godlike alien episodes the least. I also liked the Twilight zone version of this plot better. Less sexual harassment. Speaking of which, we are on the second episode and here is eYeoman Rand getting sexually harassed for the second episode in a row. To be honest, I loathe this episode and it was a struggle to force myself to watch it. I think the high point is Uhuru sings about Spock while he plays for her and his tiny smile. I have become hypnotized by the construction of Rand's basket weave beehive wig, and also the different in fabric between Spock and McCoy's uniform. That godlike being is totally a human. They didn't even bother with ears or a forehead.

- Where No Man Has Gone Before. Wait, now Spock is also in the same ugly baby poop yellow turtleneck they occasionally put Kirk in instead of the blue from last episode. I can't wait until they sort out the uniform situation. The first psychic shrink on Star Trek. In the context of charlie X, no wonder suddenly super psychic Mitchell moving things with his mind makes them all jumpy. This love poem was from "back in 1996." And Dr. Dehner veers into the creepy "superior man" eugenics adjacent zone.

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5:

- Unification pt. 2. In retrospect this reminds me of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

- A Matter of Time. I love that Deanna and Dr. Crusher have realistic response to the shady visitor creeping. At the same time that centuries in the future women will still need strategies for dealing with creeps. I liked the philosophical argument. I appreciated them all not being idiots. The biggest hint is a t=real historian would be worried about the Observer effect.

- And here alas, is a break. We'll need to wait for the rest of season 5 to roll round again.

*****

* "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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* "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/
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* "Venezuelans cross into Colombia to buy food:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36759102

* "Sanders succeeds in moving Democratic Party, platform leftward:"

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* Bernie Sanders got nearly everything he wanted on the platform for this election and has endorsed Hillary Clinton.

* "Hundreds arrested as BLM protests rage:"

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* Police attacked a Black Rights Matter protest in Baton Rouge, arresting more than a hundred protesters and roughing up bystanders and a local homeowner.

* "Black/White Racial Disparity:" http://www.sentencingproject.org/the-facts/#map?dataset-option=BWR

* Photographs from the 1960's Civil Rights movement that are all too relevant today: https://twitter.com/rabihalameddine/status/752172190573879296

* "The Bawdy Graffiti of Pompeii and Herculaneum:" http://www.kashgar.com.au/articles/The-Bawdy-Graffiti-of-Pompeii-and-Herculaneum

* The fever and shakes are really bad right now, but I did manage to score the antibiotics and am hoping tomorrow will be better. I also managed a rough sort of the key document pile, with the close cull to come later, so I'm calling today a win even though my body is scary out of control at the moment.

I wish I could afford magic soup.

* The lilies are really growing.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/147316939077/the-lilies-are-going-like-gang-busters

* While first episode of BrainDead was hard to watch because the politics were a little too real, it has turned out to be exactly my sort of satire. It is a shockingly deft mix of the very silly and an Onioneque skewering of DC with the occasional exploding head tossed in. It is not for people with insect phobias though, so YMMV.

* I just hooked a friend on Black Sails recently and invited her to peruse, "My increasingly Byzantine exegesis." Apparently, this is a thing I say to other human beings now.

* Where the Mothers are in Black Sails: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/147280946542/i-asked-at-some-point-in-last-spring-where-all

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Operation Condor: Landmark human rights trial reaches finale:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36394820

* "Sisa: Cocaine of the Poor :" http://www.vice.com/video/sisa-cocaine-of-the-poor-part-1

* "Text of President Obama’s Speech in Hiroshima, Japan:" http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/05/28/world/asia/text-of-president-obamas-speech-in-hiroshima-japan.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

* "Performing Surgery to Reverse FGM (Excerpt from ‘The Cut That Heals’):" https://news.vice.com/video/performing-surgery-to-reverse-fgm-excerpt-from-the-cut-that-heals

* Dragging this up again is just incredibly cruel to the family. As someone who lost someone I loved dearly in similar cir5cumstances, my heart goes out to the family and I am furious they are having to deal with this crap in the press yet again. "Vince Foster was my brother. Donald Trump should be ashamed.:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/vince-foster-was-my-brother-donald-trump-should-be-ashamed/2016/05/26/95c684f2-233f-11e6-8690-f14ca9de2972_story.html

* "Confessions of a D Girl: Colorism and Global Standards of Beauty:"

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* Kennings: http://lettersfromtitan.tumblr.com/post/143996517077/geekygothgirl-culumacilinte-glimmerbulb

* Weird Moments in coincidental juxtaposition: Today's Leverage rewatch gave me the season three episode "Inside Job" in which a woman tries to release a crop blight to cause world wide famine for financial gain. I came out of my room to do ungs and watched the Season Three Blacklist episode for the first time that involved a woman tries to release a crop virus to cause a worldwide famine for financial gain. O.o

* "Game of Nonsense Week Five Point One: The Ballad of Sansa Stark, Plot Contrivance:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/game-nonsense-week-five-point-one-ballad-sansa-stark-plot-contrivance/

* "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
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* "Before Her Murder, Berta Cáceres Singled Out Hillary Clinton for Criticism:" http://www.thenation.com/article/chronicle-of-a-honduran-assassination-foretold/

* "Echoes of Goldwater in 1964 seen in Trump 2016 campaign:"

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* "94 Detroit Schools Closed Monday Due to Teacher 'Sickouts.' Here's Why:" https://mic.com/articles/142354/detroit-s-school-teachers-called-in-sick-on-teacher-appreciation-day-here-s-why?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.x5bWw0cpF

* "Men who are like “Oh I’d love to be *insert kind of sex worker here*” are so funny to me:" http://seawallglen.tumblr.com/post/143716523710/men-who-are-like-oh-id-love-to-be-insert-kind

* "This Slam Poet Has a Powerful Message for the People Who Protest at Planned Parenthood:" https://mic.com/articles/142454/this-slam-poet-has-a-powerful-message-for-the-people-who-protest-at-planned-parenthood?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social#.3sO5fNOTk

* "Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of 5 decades of research:" https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160425143106.htm?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

* "Rare N.Z. parrot not dead, just pining for fiords:" http://phys.org/news/2016-04-rare-nz-parrot-dead-fiords.html

* "Taxes: Crash Course Economics #31:"

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* Watching the Crash courses on Aquinas sure reminds me why I lost interest in him a couple weeks in when I was a Philosophy Monk.

* Jon Snow, Bowen Marsh, Cowardice, and Genocide: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/143527152407/i-always-liked-that-with-jons-lc-decisions-he-has

* Ebay time again:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* 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
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* "Another Trans Woman Murdered- RIP Keyonna:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2016/04/another-trans-woman-murdered-rip-keyonna.html

* "Solutions for Flint lag behind criminal charges and politics:"

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* Damn it. Prince is gone. He had a huge influence on me as a teen and I owe him a debt I can't put into words.

* "Brazil Moves to Impeach President Dilma Rousseff:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: Pandering Edition - New York Primaries:"

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* "Bill O'Reilly's Racist Tattoo Fantasy - Preacher Larry Fires Back:"

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* Squirrel is home safe as of last night. I am really worried, but there is nothing to be done for another three months.

Today we had water and fire inspection. On the upside, they have figured out that they can test hall segments so we only got half an hour of sporadic sirens instead of having to listen to every heat detector siren for the whole building. I'm still getting crap for sleep.

* "The “Sexism Debate” about Game of Thrones is anything but “Crushed”:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/the-sexism-debate-about-game-of-thrones-is-anything-but-crushed/

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Brazilians get that sinking feeling as crisis deepens:" http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-35837876

* "Tricks and triangulation not new to GOP delegate process:"

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* Apparently Ted Cruz loved the deregulation and resulting world wide financial crash under W. so much, that he has picked one of the major architects of that disaster as his financial adviser, presumably because Republicans have not done enough damage to the economy and the middle class in particular in my life time to suit his purposes.

* "Snyder called out in Congressional hearing despite GOP cover:"

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* "Students Are Being Rejected From The Polls Because Of North Carolina’s Voter ID Law:" http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/03/15/3760266/north-carolina-voter-id/

* "Gen Z Doesn't Really Believe in Gender:" http://reason.com/blog/2016/03/15/gen-z-doesnt-believe-in-gender

* "Women's products cost more. Here's how to avoid the "pink tax.":" http://www.vox.com/2016/3/1/11139280/avoid-pink-tax-women

* "Do Your Job, Congress:"

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* Tavy spent the morning hiding in plain sight on the fireplace ledge, alternately napping and watching me type. Once the guests left I retired to my room, in the firm belief that he was waiting to have the room to himself to explore properly and have a nosh. My original plan involved geographic separation of the cats until the smells got familiar, but she's lazy, in late middle age, and not fond of jumping, whereas he's tiny, fast, and loves heights. As more than half of his observed hiding places in the first twelve hours were places she either couldn't fit or wouldn't go, I decided it was safe to let them overlap. LM is quite excited every time she smells him, but has not tried to get close yet and he's staying out of her way. When I woke up, he was perched on my window sill, hiding behind the fan, where he stayed to watch me finish the riveting Chaos Choreography. (I'd love to see the In Cryptid books done as a quality TV series). I left him some treats and left him to it. After dinner, I spotted LM going in to check out the stranger and followed. She got close enough for them to look at each other properly, but she opted to go back to her territory, what with me there watching them.

I'm giving the little guy lots of space on purpose. This doesn't mean I'm not excited he's here, it's that I'm trying to minimize stress on a small animal that has been through a lot in the last 8-9 months he's been alive, and has just taken an all day road trip from an environment with a lot of cats and two humans he knows and likes to a strange place with one other cat and two strange, possibly dangerous humans and all sorts of unfamiliar smells. I am establishing that I'm calm and friendly, and not prone to attacks or sudden lunges. I figure when he's more comfortable I'll start working on being friends. My hope is that he'll home base in my room as it's a place LM goes for naps, but has always been Elder kitty and my turf primarily, just as Squirrel's room has always belonged to him and the junior beasties primarily, with the common areas overlapping ground mostly under my jurisdiction. (Elder beasties used to go into Squirrel's room and the Butt used to pile into bed with me and the Elder Beasties often as not, but there's a difference between home turf other people have visiting rights on, shared turf, and someone else's you have visiting and sometimes napping rights in.) Anyway, my hope is he'll move into a lot of Hector's spaces since they have similar taste in perches and mests. I was in no shape for dealing with getting him registered as cat in residence. I've hope's of doing it Monday, though there is a chance of later in the week.

* Read at your own risk. "crucifix nail nipples:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/141299729132/zoinomiko-thebibliosphere-hadanelith

* "Black Sails XXVI: Flint, Vane, and the Teacup of Empire:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/141277956714/black-sails-xxvi-flint-vane-and-the-teacup-of

* "Black Sails XXVI: Eleanor Guthrie, Woodes Rogers, Charles Vane, and Flint:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/141280655979/black-sails-xxvi-eleanor-guthrie-woodes-rogers

* "Sunday Sweets To MARVEL Over:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/2/21/sunday-sweets-to-marvel-over.html

* "Sunday Sweet Gets Flowery:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/2/28/sunday-sweet-gets-flowery.html

* EBAYs, 4ish days, no bid:

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

* 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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* "Texas Lands In Court For Trying To Defund Planned Parenthood:" http://thinkprogress.org/health/2015/11/23/3725106/planned-parenthood-sue-texas/

* "Trans Ally Bingo Card:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/11/trans-ally-bingo-card.html

* "The Fascinating Story Of Mary Jones:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/11/the-fascinating-story-of-mary-jones.html

* I know it's the wrong season. I'm still back in April. "The southern lights in Indigenous oral traditions:" http://phys.org/news/2015-04-southern-indigenous-oral-traditions.html

* "Pig-borne disease most likely jumped into humans when rearing practices changed:" http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/03/150331074343.htm

* "Archeologists believe they have found the oldest example of tool use:" http://phys.org/news/2015-04-archeologists-oldest-tool.html

* "Neanderthals manipulated the bodies of adults and children shortly after death:" http://phys.org/news/2015-04-neanderthals-bodies-adults-children-shortly.html

* "Challenges to origin of languages:" http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20150303151009767

* "Neanderthal chefs may have spiced up menus with wild herbs:" https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22630174.600-neanderthal-chefs-may-have-spiced-up-menus-with-wild-herbs/

* "Dental calculus analysis reveals mushrooms were consumed as early as the Upper Palaeolithic:" http://phys.org/news/2015-04-dental-calculus-analysis-reveals-mushrooms.html

* "Archaeologists discover underground pyramid in Bolivia:" http://theweek.com/speedreads/547220/archaeologists-discover-underground-pyramid-bolivia

* "How the Slave Trade Built America:" http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/how-the-slave-trade-built-america/?_r=0

* "Choctaw Nation in 1847 Provides Relief to Irish Famine Victims:" http://nativeheritageproject.com/2014/01/16/choctaw-nation-in-1847-provides-relief-to-irish-famine-victims/

* "Neil deGrasse Tyson Gives the Talk on Space Sex Like an Awkward Parent:" http://www.themarysue.com/neil-degrasse-tyson-space-sex-talk/

* EBAY:

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* Story Dragon Store: http://thestorydragon.com/?product_cat=owens-art

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Pensive)
* "South Korea Targets Dissent:" http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/20/opinion/international/south-korea-targets-dissent.html?_r=0

* "Dozens injured at South Korea anti-government protest:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/anti-government-protesters-clash-police-korea-151114085804263.html

* There has been a 40% rise in homelessness since Cameron became Prime minister in the UK! O.o

* "Terror strike in Mali keeps attention on al Qaeda:"

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* "When George W. Bush went to an Islamic Center:"

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* Props to the folks in DC and Phlliy who protested the rising tide of Islamaphobia in this country today.

* "The context behind Trump's 'Muslim database':"

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* Marco Rubio is calling for a NAZI style large scale unconstitutional closing of all mosques and businesses owned by or frequented my American Muslims.

* "Police Investigate Vandalism on Portraits of Black Law Professors:" http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2015/11/20/law-school-vandalism-portraits/

* "Transgender Day of Remembrance 2015: Those We've Lost :" http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/11/20/transgender-day-remembrance-2015-those-weve-lost

* "Archaeologists discover Maya 'melting pot':" http://phys.org/news/2015-03-archaeologists-maya-pot.html

* "Team underscores complexity of geopolitics in the age of the Aztec empire:" http://phys.org/news/2015-03-team-underscores-complexity-geopolitics-age.html

* "Louisiana's Down-and-Dirty Gubernatorial Race:"

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* "When Gerrymandering Goes Wrong:"

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* "Weekend Update: Pete Davidson on Transgender Rights - SNL:"

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* Story Dragon Store: http://thestorydragon.com/?product_cat=owens-art

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Coyote)
* "Colombia President Santos offers truce with Farc:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34661146

* "Bob Dole buries big, old hatchet with Bush endorsement:"

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* "Politicians' 'Secret information' a factual red flag:"

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* "Worlds collide: Reading poetry at a Donald Trump rally:"

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* "Why is Trump hailing 'Operation Wetback?':"

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* "Shocking video of police encounter:"

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* "What the Mizzou protests are really about:"

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* "Cop Handcuffed 7-Year-Old Boy for No Reason and then He Lost the Key:" http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-handcuffed-7-year-old-boy-misplaced-key/

* There is zero reason to hand cuff a seven year old. Seriously. Yes, some of them can be pretty violent, though this child wasn’t. Look at the size differential between even a large seven year old and the average adult. It’s not that hard to restrain an unarmed seven year old gently until the child calms down, which usually isn’t long because nearly all of them have tiny attention spans.

And can we just stop arresting children for things that aren’t actual crimes?

I am tempted to paste one of my other rants on over policing children and proper classroom discipline, like the one I did a few weeks ago after that police thug brutalized a bereaved child who just lost her mother and just landed in foster care for using a phone, breaking her arm and giving her a concussion, traumatizing a room full of other children in the process.

As someone who taught for a living and loved it and only gave it up because my body couldn’t do it anymore, I am furious. Job one for a teacher is to keep the children safe. You never bring in an outside authority to hurt children. Arresting and humiliating a seven year old for having a disability is not protecting the children; it is deliberately harming them. calling in a violent thug to brutally beat a child in mourning is not protecting the children. It is cruelty that oes permanent damage not only to that child, but every child in the room. It breaks the relationship between teacher and students that makes learning possible and traumatized children have trouble learning. We are getting ionto human rights abuse areas for no good reason at all except naked racism.

I am honestly shaking I am so angry and I’m struggling for words that are not obscene, though I know no words as obscene as an act of cruelty like this perpetrated on a child so young.

* "Cop accused of raping black women gets all white jury:" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-accused-raping-black-women-white-jury-article-1.2423160

* "New Spike Lee film spotlights Chicago gang violence:" http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/11/12/chicago-violence-spike-lee-movie-cooper-dnt-ac.cnn

* "It's NOT about the Bathrooms:"

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* "Autogynophilia pathologizes normal female behavior:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/133050624532/autogynophilia-pathologizes-normal-female-behavior

* "Upcoming 20th Anniversary Of Chanelle Pickett's Murder:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/11/upcoming-20th-anniversary-of-chanelle.html

* "Happy Veterans Day 2015, Trans Vets!:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2015/11/happy-veterans-day-2015-trans-vets.html

* "Oldest evidence of breast cancer found in Egyptian skeleton:" http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/24/us-egypt-antiquities-cancer-idUSKBN0MK20620150324#pVKlpobSTdvMGOoG.97

* "Economic Schools of Thought: Crash Course Economics #14 :"

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* "Wrecked oil train had passed nuclear missile silos:"

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* "What the Actual Fact? - Truth and Fiction in the GOP Debate:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - Dumbing It Down at the GOP Debate:"

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* "Blacklash 2016: The Unblackening - Donald Trump Is Stupid:"

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* "American Heroes: Campaign Donors Go Big:"

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* "The Federal Election Commission: As Useful as Men's Nipples:"

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* "The Myanmar Daily Show:"

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* "The Fight Before Christmas - Bloomingdale's Eggnog Ad & Starbucks Cup Controversy:"

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* I actually did get my notes ready in time and was prepared to go, but the boys turned up soaked and frozen out of the storm, just as I was waiting for the oven to get hot enough for the biscuits. I made hot chocolate and we ate and chatted instead as after their trek through win and rain warm and cheerful was what was called for.

It's fine. I woke up feverish again anyway. I've had this pathogen since April and the fever rises and falls like a tide.

* "The linguistics of horror:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/133126946962/the-linguistics-of-horror

* "Fangs For The Fantasy: The Librarians, Season Two, Episode Three:And What Lies Beneath the Stones:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2015/11/the-librarians-season-two-episode.html

* "Sunday Sweets Gets OVER DRAMATIC:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2015/11/8/sunday-sweets-gets-over-dramatic.html

* "The Great Fucks Famine of 2015:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/133055264912/uglyfun-just-read-it-source-behind-closed

* 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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