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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/
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* "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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* "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

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* "China nursery blast: Bomber died in explosion that killed eight:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-40300059

* There has been a terrorist attack on a Mosque in London. "Finsbury Park attack: What we know so far:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-40323769

* "Trump’s new Cuba policy: strengthening oppression?:"

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* "More Russian election hacks on the horizon?:"

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* "Heroic Capitol Police Officer — and Her Wife — Get Presidential Visit:" https://www.advocate.com/crime/2017/6/15/heroic-capitol-police-officer-and-her-wife-get-presidential-visit

* "Voter suppression accusations against GOP persist:"

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* "Chances Senate healthcare bill will be ‘kind’? Small.:"

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* "Barber prays for Scalise, asks GOP not to ‘prey’ on poor:"

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* "Philando Castile mom: ‘This city killed my son, and the...:"

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* "Why America Keeps Criminalizing Autistic Children:" https://psmag.com/education/america-keeps-criminalizing-autistic-children

* "On Carrie Fisher’s Autopsy Report, Or What We Talk About When We Talk About Women’s Pain:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/162034860327/on-carrie-fishers-autopsy-report-or-what-we-talk

* "Crisis in Qatar:"

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* "The Big-Picture Forecast:"

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* "Life in Melania Trump's Hometown:"

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* "Sessions’s Southern-Fried SnoozeFest:"

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* "Child Brides:"

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* I did manage to stay up all night and turned up as promised. While he crated his cats I carried the rest of the garden into the rear seating foot space and then finished reading Edward III (The maybe Shakespeare play, not one of the many biographies or studies). My body is officially done for the weak. we got pulled over again, as a tail light had gone out, but they were kind enough to replace it at the jiffy Lube, before I took a donation load to the value village. They had other people coming to help soonish and released me, which was lucky as I barely made it home, my body was so done. I had to get out the strongest (post-op grade) pain meds this evening and Trying to make simply Asian ready noodles had me in tears twice, once for the decision making and once for the actual moving around. I did a little restock early in the month, but I don't have many of these. It was that or cereal though, and I've been in and out of overload all month and can't cope with milk, and being out of veggie substitutes noodles it was. I'm going to be a serious mess all week. I am sorry.

Tavy has been soooo good during the move emergency generally, given his age and temperament. He's not an angel, but he's trying so hard not to maul me when he is in one of his intense moods. He's been trying to run it off and letting me use things like pharmacy bags and paper towel tubes as alternatives. Mostly. And has been super sweet and cuddly most of the time.

* "Election Map:" http://xkcd-rss.livejournal.com/471994.html

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

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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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* 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

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* "Britain, U.S. deny that Trump state visit delayed:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-usa-idUSKBN1920OC

* This felt creepily "Dear Leader"like to me. "Cabinet members give Trump unusual tribute:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/12/politics/trump-cabinet-tribute/

* "Ninth Circuit upholds block on Trump's travel ban:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/12/ninth-circuit-upholds-block-on-trumps-travel-ban-239433

* Things that make me go hmmmmm.... "Trump attorney won't rule out firing Mueller:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/11/trump-mueller-special-counsel-239396

* "D.C., Maryland sue Trump over foreign business dealings:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/12/trump-lawsuit-maryland-washington-dc-239420

* "Senate GOP won't release draft health care bill:" https://www.axios.com/senate-gop-wrapping-up-health-care-bill-but-wont-release-it-2440345281.html

* They gave Gianforte a slap on the wrist community service with no jail time and a tiny fine for viciously beating and innocent unarmed reporter for no reason except he could and then lying about it. He still gets to go to Congress.

* "Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/07/01/why-do-people-believe-myths-about-the-confederacy-because-our-textbooks-and-monuments-are-wrong/?utm_term=.31ffa3feef42

* "Why the Nazis Loved America:" http://time.com/4703586/nazis-america-race-law/

* Don’t hold your breath with a Republican Congress. "Puerto Rico Says 'Si' To Statehood:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/puerto-rico-says-si-to-statehood.html

* "Marine vet's quick actions saved dozens of lives during Orlando nightclub shooting:" http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/story/military/2016/06/14/marine-vets-quick-actions-saved-dozens-lives-during-orlando-nightclub-shooting/85860320/

* "Pulse Terror Attack: One Year Later:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/pulse-terror-attack-one-year-later.html

* "There are diseases hidden in ice, and they are waking up:" http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170504-there-are-diseases-hidden-in-ice-and-they-are-waking-up?ocid=ww.social.link.facebook

* "Mass Grave from Thirty Years' War Battle Reveals Soldiers' Fatal Wounds:" https://www.livescience.com/59302-germany-thirty-years-war-grave-revealed.html

* "50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia SCOTUS Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/50th-anniversary-of-loving-v-virginia.html

* "Another Message for Donald Trump from Former Mexican President Vicente Fox:"

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* "How 'The LEGO Batman Movie' Should Have Ended:"

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* "Brexit II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver:"

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* "Trump's Parade of Shills:"

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* My suspicion as to the expense of fixing the car is correct. The estimate from Honest Mechanic is 400-500.00 depending on how long it takes to take apart and reassemble. We have an appointment for Wednesday and I hope to forage while it's going on, as they are back to back.

Squirrel is going to simply have to not pay the electric bill and internet bill this month it is looking like. Want to help? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* "Hundreds Of Blind, Pallid Disney Characters Discovered Living In Caves Deep Within Space Mountain:" http://theonion.tumblr.com/post/158752776773/hundreds-of-blind-pallid-disney-characters

* Fuck Oliver Stone!

* "I love the Star Trek trend of characters who present themselves as loyal, exemplary members of their cultures but end up inadvertently or begrudgingly subverting tradition and becoming vanguards of major sociopolitical change.:" http://trulysophisticat.tumblr.com/post/161764901602/thequantumqueer-background-alien-i-love-the

* "The Refreshing Queer Sensibility of 'American Gods':" https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/06/the-refreshing-queer-sensibility-of-american-gods/529398/?utm_source=atlfb

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* "Angry voters produce another surprising election result:"

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

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

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

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* "Trump lawyer bullying of Comey could backfire:"

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* "New here? Not so much.:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* "Why Is Eric Trump Like This?:"

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* "Londoners Carry On & The British Bernie :"

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

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

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* "Trump's Dictator Pals:"

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* "Meet Black Pete:"

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

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* "The War on Drugs Reboot:"

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* "Just Say No To Drug Test Kits:"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* UKIP is calling for "internment camps."

* "Trump contradicts homeland security secretary:" https://www.apnews.com/079e907d81d14e7ca56eb5279f285f71/AP-FACT-CHECK:-Attack-draws-visceral-Trump-tweets,-not-facts

* Look, I get that Republicans believe the proper response to any terrorist event is Muppet armed panic and victim blaming, followed by giving the Terrorists what they want by giving them excellent recruitment material, oppressing innocent people also condemning the attack, and using it as an pretext to suspend civil liberties in the hopes of imposing a fascist Autocracy, but I am fundamentally of the opinion that we should respond calmly and rationally, extending aid and empathy to victims and survivors, retaining our core values, doing what we can to avoid helping the recruitment of more terrorists, and retaining our best core values.

* "Debunking Farage on ‘calls for internment’:"

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* "In Wake of London Attacks, Trump Fearmongers, Blows Racist Dog Whistle:" http://reverbpress.com/world/wake-london-attacks-trump-fearmongers-blows-racist-dog-whistle/

* "‘From Muslim point of view, these are despicable people’:"

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* "Trump tweets: Increasing the threat of terrorism?:"

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* "Trump National Security Team Blindsided by NATO Speech:" http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/06/05/trump-nato-speech-national-security-team-215227

* "Trump slams Justice Department for 'watered down' travel ban:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/05/trump-travel-ban-justice-department-239131

* "Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election:" https://theintercept.com/2017/06/05/top-secret-nsa-report-details-russian-hacking-effort-days-before-2016-election/

* "Republican congressman on suspected Islamic radicals: "Kill them all":" http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/06/republican-congressman-clay-higgins-suspected-islamic-radicals-kill-them-all

* "Harvard Rescinds Acceptances for At Least Ten Students for Obscene Memes:" http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/6/5/2021-offers-rescinded-memes/

* "The Most Unfriendly LGBT President Ever:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-most-unfriendly-lgbt-president-ever.html

* Fuck this! Give us more shows like Black Sails, Torchwood, and Class! "LGBTQ Marketing Ploys: Teasing & Exploitation:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/06/lgbtq-marketing-ploys-teasing.html

* "Sunday Sweets: Vintage Elegance:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/6/4/sunday-sweets-vintage-elegance.html


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

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

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

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

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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

* 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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* "London attack: What we know so far:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-40147164

* 45, having not even the tiniest dollop of basic decency immediately hurled insults at the Muslim Mayor of London for acting rationally, something 45 can never be accused of, and used the dead to scream for a Muslim Ban, even though he did not call for measures against white supremacist groups in the wake of the white supremacist terrorist attack in Portland last week which he barely acknowledged. 45 also used rhetoric that couldn't have been better designed to help Daesh and Al-Qaeda recruiters if he had actually tried, because tantrums are always better than acting like reasonable and empathetic adults would act in the mind of republicans.

* Impeachment: Lawful Evil vs. Chaotic Evil: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/161419285532/breelandwalker-lostgodsandlonelybeasts-im

* "Warren: The only thing we’ve got is your voices:"

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* "Hate crimes rise during age of Trump:"

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* "2 Catholic nuns fall in love, divorce the church … and then tie the knot:" http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/09/30/2-catholic-nuns-fall-in-love-divorce-the-church-and-then-tie-the-knot/

* "The one where Medea saves her kids: lost classics of Greek tragedy :" https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/nov/10/the-one-where-medea-saves-her-kids-lost-classics-of-greek-tragedy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Deadly car bomb attack rocks Afghanistan's Khost:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/05/deadly-car-bomb-attack-rocks-afghanistan-khost-170527063612503.html

* "Trump Administration Conflicts Of Interest: How Gary Cohn Could Sell U.S. Infrastructure To Goldman Sachs:" http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/trump-administration-conflicts-interest-how-gary-cohn-could-sell-us-infrastructure

* "Dan Patrick's Trying To Force A Special Session To Oppress TX Trans People:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/dan-patricks-trying-to-force-special.html

* "IBM Statement Opposing Texas Discriminatory Laws:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/ibm-statement-opposing-texas.html

* "What If We Cultivated Our Ugliness? or: The Monstrous Beauty of Medusa:" https://catapult.co/stories/role-monsters-gorgons-medusa-women-beauty-ugliness#

* "The Monstrous Female Ambition of the Harpy:" https://catapult.co/stories/role-monsters-harpy-women-ambition

* "50 Ways People Expect Constant Emotional Labor from Women and Femmes:" http://everydayfeminism.com/2016/08/women-femmes-emotional-labor/

* "'Mother Of All Landslides' In Big Sur Buries Section Of California's Highway 1:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/25/530025850/-mother-of-all-landslides-closes-section-of-california-s-highway-1?utm_source=tumblr.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170526

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

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* "Egypt: At least 28 dead as gunmen fire on bus carrying Coptic Christians:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/26/africa/egypt-shooting-coptic-christians/

* Yet more assholery during 45’s Bad Will Tour of Europe. " Trump in Brussels: 'The Germans Are Bad, Very Bad' :" http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spiegel.de%2Finternational%2Fworld%2Ftrump-in-brussels-the-germans-are-bad-very-bad-a-1149330.html&t=YmQxMWEzMDhlNzBhNGVhOWU2YjNjNTUyN2Y4NjI0Yjk2NTUzZTJkMixURjNlN3lmdA%3D%3D&b=t%3AGDjg2t7tT-TKY-uexqIT2g&p=http%3A%2F%2Fgwydionmisha.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F161115279202%2Ftrump-in-brussels-the-germans-are-bad-very-bad&m=1

* "Boehner chides Trump administration 'disaster':" http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2017%2F05%2F26%2Fpolitics%2Fboehner-trump-kpmg-event-disaster-tax-reform%2Findex.html&t=MDMzMzFlZGM4YWU1NDAwYzdkMTE5YzljNWM1YmYzNjRiZjhmNzFhYyxuQ1hsQVczbQ%3D%3D&b=t%3AGDjg2t7tT-TKY-uexqIT2g&p=http%3A%2F%2Fgwydionmisha.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F161118238622%2Fboehner-chides-trump-administration-disaster&m=1

* "Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe, Officials Say:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/jared-kushner-now-under-fbi-scrutiny-russia-probe-say-officials-n764826

* "Sources: Comey acted on Russian intelligence he knew was fake:" http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2017%2F05%2F26%2Fpolitics%2Fjames-comey-fbi-investigation-fake-russian-intelligence%2F&t=ZWM4ZGM2ZDdlOWM1ODdiMzczNjdmZDVkNjFkMWUxYmJjZGU3NjQ2ZixtcWtNOXBFSw%3D%3D&b=t%3AGDjg2t7tT-TKY-uexqIT2g&p=http%3A%2F%2Fgwydionmisha.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F161115313062%2Fsources-comey-acted-on-russian-intelligence-he&m=1

* I had assumed Kushner was guilty of a variety of mostly corruption related crimes based on the previous reporting, It’s sure looking like treason as well with the new information about his brokering back channel collusion with the Russians during the election campaign. I had honestly assumed he was more competent than to do something so blatant.

* Montana Republicans are such terrible people that they decided to send a man to congress who violently assaulted a reporter for daring to politely ask him a question about the ACA Repeal and then lied about it being entirely the victim’s fault knowing full well that a recording and multiple witnesses all testify to it having been an entirely unprovoked attack. Congressional Republicans are such horrible people that they were out defending him after he chose to assault that reporter for no reason. They all did this on purpose, knowing what sort of person Gianforte is.

* "When they knock on your front door: Preparing for Repression:" https://antirepressionbayarea.com/when-they-knock-on-your-front-door/

* "United Airlines just apologized for accusing a gay father of groping his child:" https://mic.com/articles/178231/united-airlines-just-apologized-for-accusing-a-gay-father-of-groping-his-child?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.LWiRDMuAg

* "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged):"

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* "Elementary Delivers A Whammy of a Season Finale:" http://t.umblr.com/redirect?z=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thefandomentals.com%2Felementary-delivers-whammy-season-finale%2F&t=NDUwY2U4ODc4ZWI0NDNhM2UxMjAxMDA3NmE1OWNlODI4YWQ2YzMzMixDSWxnOWl1Yw%3D%3D&b=t%3AGDjg2t7tT-TKY-uexqIT2g&p=http%3A%2F%2Fgwydionmisha.tumblr.com%2Fpost%2F161113392362%2Felementary-delivers-a-whammy-of-a-season-finale&m=1

* "Star Trek Inclusion & the Presumed SJW Narrative:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/05/star-trek-inclusion-presumed-sjw.html

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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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* "Manchester Arena blast: 19 dead and more than 50 hurt:" http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-40007886

* "Yemen war: Major cholera epidemic feared, says charity:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39996900

* TW: Rape, Pedophila "South African men march against abuse of women and children:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39988267

* "Trump does not say ‘radical Islamic terrorism’:"

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* "Sheriff Clarke: A ‘fraud’ with fake medals?:"

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* "Barber reignites King’s ‘Poor People's Campaign’:"

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* "Texas GOP Messes With Texas Trans Kids:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/05/texas-gop-messes-with-texas-trans-kids.html

* "African Pantheons and the Orishas: Crash Course Mythology #11:"

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* "This powerful Twitter account is sharing the names of Jewish refugees the US turned away in 1939:" https://mic.com/articles/166948/this-powerful-twitter-account-is-sharing-the-names-of-jewish-refugees-the-us-turned-away-in-1939?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.BJDKmJTlK

* To Tavy's great delight, the garden was full of butterflies to watch through the window today.

* The If Women Wrote Men post keeps getting better: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160953941842/if-women-wrote-men-the-way-men-write-women

* Star Trek Economics and Basic Income: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/160953464237/mrbumblepants-actuallykylekallgren


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* "Four killed by truck driven into crowd in Swedish capital:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-sweden-attack-idUSKBN179208

* French Neo-NAZI holocaust revisionism. "Marine Le Pen denies French role in wartime roundup of Paris Jews:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/09/marine-le-pen-denies-french-role-wartime-roundup-paris-jews

* "Schiff says Russia is absolutely 'complicit' in Syrian chemical attack:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/schiff-russia-absolutely-complicit-syrian-chemical-attack/story?id=46677669

* "Egypt Palm Sunday Church Blasts Kill at Least 38:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/egypt-palm-sunday-church-blasts-kill-least-37-n744296

* "U.S. Navy strike group to move toward Korean peninsula: U.S. official:" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-navy-korea-idUSKBN17A0V5

* We have always been at war with Eastasia. "Trump Administration Is Contradicting Itself On Regime Change In Syria:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-regime-change-syria_us_58ea3b71e4b00de141040930

* "Syria strikes: Site of chemical attack hit again:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/08/middleeast/syria-strikes-russia-donald-trump/

* "Obama aides push back against criticism of inaction on Syria:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-aides-push-back-criticism-inaction-syria-46673923

* "Rep. Khanna on Syria: “Nation hasn’t learned its lesson”:"

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* "Trump has no foreign policy doctrine:"

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* "Rallies ramp up to demand Trump taxes:"

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* "McFarland to Exit White House as McMaster Consolidates Power:" https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-04-09/mcfarland-to-exit-white-house-as-mcmaster-consolidates-power

* "Sheriff Clarke called 'all hat, no cattle'–but might win:"

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* "Are Historical Dramas a “Whitelash”Against Racial and Ethnic Representation in Media?:" https://diversityinfilmtv.tumblr.com/post/159151368267/are-historical-dramas-a-whitelashagainst-racial

* Every time the commercial plays "Ne Regrette Rien" some part of me expects a kick.

* I am finding Wonder Woman heavy going. The Beauty contest made we furious at man involved from the writers on down. The two parter with Drusilla and paradise Island was a travesty. It was all male gazy and the Amazons are so excited by the "beauty" of the men they let NAZIs take their island without a fight, and are consistently ineffective against them. Why does Diana even like her stupid, sexist, obnoxious male side kick? She keeps telling us he's the opposite, but the show shows us how shitty he is and how poorly he treats her. I do appreciate the period appropriate sexist treatment of Drusilla in the first half as depiction without endorsement, but the systemic sexism in the design and execution of the show itself sure looks like endorsement to me or at least a complete lack of self awareness on the part of every man involved.

* I was thinking about a post on @poorquentyn​ about Arthur Dayne being dull, but enhanced in Ned and Jaime's eyes. I think this is analogous to Cersei's elevation of Rhaegor, including fan art. I kind of love the idea that they were all three of them basically teenaged fans who never saw through the hype because neither Rhaegor Targaryen nor Arthur Dayne lived long enough for the three to see them from an adult perspective.

* Oh man the Ladies Free skate at worlds was hard to watch. There were a few athletes who gave amazing performances, including the Candaians and Evgenia Medvedeva who broke two records, but most of the women were off and the competition was plagued with mistakes and falls. Look, i know some people watch skating for the falls, but I watch it the way I watch ballet. I watch it because it's beautiful and because it's uplifting to see human performing at the very edge of the physically possible. While several of the performances were heartbreaking, I don't think I've ever seen a skate as painful as Anna Pogorilaya's. She kept falling over and over. She started weeping; I started weeping. When she curled into herself on the ice at the end, I had reached the ugly crying phase and was still tearing up thinking of it all through the next performance. This is the most important skate in a non-Olympic year as it determines which teams get extra Olympic slots next year. There is so much pressure both from themselves and from their federations. The Russian team is so deep and wide when it comes to talent and they have the best women on ice right now all desperate for those slots. Everyone was watching. I am crying right now imagining what she must be feeling.

* "The Boy with Pink Eyes:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159402391867/allylaughsrainbows-hamotzi-this-is-my

* National Poetry Month:
"somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/159393746199/somewhere-i-have-never-travelledgladly-beyond

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

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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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* "Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 70 People At Sufi Shrine In Pakistan:" http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/16/515598245/suicide-bomber-kills-at-least-70-people-at-sufi-shrine-in-pakistan

* "U.S. allies also intercept Russia-Trump adviser communications:" http://www.newsweek.com/allies-intercept-russia-trump-adviser-communications-557283

* "Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President:" http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/a-1133177.html

* "Watergate vs. Russiagate:"

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* "Don't Buy Mike Pence's Innocent Act:" http://www.shakesville.com/2017/02/dont-buy-mike-pences-innocent-act.html

* "Chaffetz, Goodlatte ask government watchdog to investigate leaks:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/politics/jason-chaffetz-inspector-general/index.html

* "The Trump White House Is Screwed, Big League:" https://newrepublic.com/article/140631/trump-white-house-screwed-big-league

* "Donald Trump Stunned To Learn Presidency Is An Actual Job, His First:" http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/donald-trump-stunned-to-learn-presidency-is-an-actual-j-1792215349

* "Reaching the Moral High Ground and Finding It Barren:" https://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2017/02/10/reaching-the-moral-high-ground-and-finding-it-barren/

* "Congressman says constituents asking for a town hall are ‘enemies’ of democracy:" https://thinkprogress.org/congressman-says-constituents-asking-for-a-town-hall-are-enemies-of-democracy-a492ea1e3fa0#.wfgir85i3

* "GOP super PAC linked to Paul Ryan used illegally hacked material against Democratic House candidates:" http://www.salon.com/2016/12/14/gop-super-pac-linked-to-paul-ryan-used-illegally-hacked-material-against-democratic-house-candidates-report/

* Parenting and rape Culture. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/157432965382/evanescentanathema-yencid-ozziescribbler

* Props to Larry Wilmore. "Larry Wilmore Puts Milo On Blast:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/02/larry-wilmore-puts-milo-on-blast.html

* "How the Black Lives Matter movement is mobilizing against Trump:" http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/02/black-lives-matter-versus-trump

* "Flint Residents’ Choice: ‘Pay for Your Poison’ or Have Water Shut Off:" https://rewire.news/article/2017/02/14/flint-residents-choice-pay-for-poison-have-water-shut-off/

* "The Great Unchecked Legislative F*ckfest of 2017:"

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* "Paul Ryan: Portrait in Courage:"

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* "We're Still Not There: A Practical Guide to Resistance:"

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* This is awkward in spots, but mesmerizing. "Stephane Bullion - Florian Magnenet - Morel - Saint-Loup ou le combat des anges:"

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* "Taboo Presents, Oh my God the Delaneys need a Shrink!:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/taboo-presents-delaneys-need-shrink/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* I know Yeman and Jordon aren't getting much coverage, but let us take a moment to remember the dead in those attacks too.

* Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks the assassination in Ankara is unlikely to be Daesh. A lot of coverage assumes otherwise, but I'm seeing several experts also citing the assassin's speech, target, various other details as reason for skepticism. i do not know for sure obviously and I do try to keep speculation to a minimum in these situations.

I have been asked about global political implications, but I'm still mulling and not ready to word things yet. My apologies.

* "Terror experts eye pattern after Berlin Christmas market attack:"

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* "Assassination a painful call to Turkey's past:"

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* "Sen. Murphy: Flynn is a 'dangerous character in the White House':"

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* "The farce of GOP austerity politics:"

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* "Two emergency managers charged in Flint toxic water crisis:"

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* Rep Steve Israel suggests a plan to resist: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/154743068873/micdotcom-heres-advice-from-a-congressman-on

* Why the BAFTAs are better than the Oscars. "British Oscars took a bold step toward ensuring diversity in film — take note, Hollywood:" https://mic.com/articles/162815/british-oscars-took-a-bold-step-toward-ensuring-diversity-in-film-take-note-hollywood?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=movement&utm_campaign=social#.yUcBdwkqI

* "A Very Special Legislative Session:"

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* "Liam Neeson Auditions For Mall Santa Claus:"

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* "Five Weeks From Today, Donald Trump Will Be Our President:"

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* "Strange Bedfellows:"

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* "Those Are Real People: Veterans & Refugees Edition :"

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* Almost immediately after I moved away, my dream map started showing my old school as post apocalyptic about half the time. The track and field area became a pond, but the waters would rise to swallow most of the low ground on campus, including the bottom floor of the library on a high water day. Different scenarios would play out, plague, flood, various horror scenarios, survivors huddling in the ruins fighting wars for space and resources with other groups in other higher ground buildings. In other dreams, the water would recede and it was a school of one type or another again. I dreamed one last month where they'd completely renovated and the top floor was so different that there were math classrooms where the language faculty offices were and they had made the ugly hated architecture into something almost beautiful and there was actual learning going on.

In the real world, the literal school moved physically elsewhere, taking faculty and fixtures with, ages ago. I have wondered off and on rather absently what happened to the buildings and the land, the bushes where I could consistently hide, the geography of buildings and landscape I used to escape the inherent violence of the place, all the hidey holes and safe zones and danger spots, the corners and corridors and stairwells I used to break eyelines when I was being followed. I wondered, where they ruins or had they been leveled, or had they been sold and re-purposed?

I was watching Vice's Abandoned, the St. Louis edition where they take alums back to these ruined and abandoned schools. I poked at google street view, even though my experience is, the geography of my childhood isn't on there. To my surprise it was. I wasn't quite sure at first, not being clear on how I was oriented or what I was looking at, but a turn of attitude had me staring at familiar trees. I know, I know, generic Autumn foliage with random trees in brush, but I ran that way five days a week in season except for vacations and meets. you run as much cross country and track for as many years as I did in that same damned neighborhood, you know every inch of it. I did find my school, well populated. A University bought it.

They'd torn out so much of the trees and foliage on their side of the street, it was no wonder I didn't recognize it at first, but the bones were there, the buildings were there. The playground where I learned that people like me weren't allowed to be superheroes is mostly lawn and landscaping, but the building with the shaky grand staircase that haunts my dreams was still there. The really good hiding bushes in front of a different building were gone, along with the other playground and most of the trees and brush between, but there was the building where my childhood ended and the music building. I could not see well enough through the parking lot to tell if they'd kept the purgatorial tennis courts where the Summer heat used to burn up through my keds while I wished it was archery day instead. I could even catch a glimpse of the incredibly ugly building they put up when I was a toddler to replace the moldering upper school one that I can only just remember (mostly I remember the basement corridors and toilets. I can't tell you a damned thing about the rest of the building first hand). It looks like the college swallowed some of the mysterious to me buildings on the Other Side of the fence. The homes of the snooty neighbors who hated us on the Other Side of the Street look pretty much as I remember them. Slightly different landscaping, the occasional change in the paint scheme, but it's the same. as a college campus it looks so cheerful and useful and not prison like at all.

* The Antler Guy Story keeps getting better: http://slavetomyheadcanon.tumblr.com/post/154711970877/bibliotecaria-d-ebonykain-karacat

* I want to thank the people who warned me off Passengers. Normally, I hate being spoiled for anything, but D: DO NOT WANT. I'm crossing that right off my watch when it gets to the library list.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* There are so many things that are being said better elsewhere about the Christmas Market attack in Germany and the assassination in Ankara. I’ve spent a few hours trying to think of what to say, and I just haven’t got it in me. Mondays exhaust me and I simply don’t have the the words. I am sorry.

* "Van Helsing, Season 1, Episode 13: It Begins:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2016/12/van-helsing-season-1-episode-13-it.html


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We desperately need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
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* "Trump’s Rhetoric Excites ‘Christian Soldier’ for Civil War: ‘Your Skin Color Will Be Your Uniform’:" http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/trumps-rhetoric-excites-christian-soldier-civil-war-your-skin-color-will-be-your

* I do not look at TNG the same way after watching Blunt talk. I keep expecting Picard to ask Riker to spoon in his ready room.

* TNG Rewatch, Season 5:

- Jordi gets a little backstory. I like that they have Data, whom the child bonded with in the sick bay with him, Doctor Crusher, and Councillor Troi. It's exactly the collection one would want under the circumstances. I keep thinking of Data's daughter. I don't have much to say about Timothy and the actual plot.

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* 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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* "These photos reveal just how bad Venezuela's food crisis actually is:" https://mic.com/articles/150996/in-venezuela-a-box-of-pasta-can-cost-300-and-that-s-not-even-the-worst-of-it#.9P2802lnf

* "Being Forced To Undress Is Not Exactly The Liberation I Have Longed For:" https://thebrownhijabi.com/2016/08/23/being-forced-to-undress-is-not-exactly-the-liberation-i-have-longed-for/

* "French High Court Rules Burkini Bans Are Unlawful:" http://www.snopes.com/2016/08/26/french-high-court-rules-burkini-bans-are-unlawful/

* "Unusual diversity seen in manufacture of bombs in NY/NJ case:"

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* "Senator Warren presses FBI on financial crisis accountability:"

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* "Senator Warren emphasizes importance of Democrats retaking Senate:"

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* Tonight was the second day of protests in Charlotte North Carolina against the police murder of Keith Lamont Scott. Police are insisting that he had a gun, which witnesses say wasn't there and of which there is no evidence. He was killed for reading a book while waiting in his car for his son to come out, which is apparently a capital crime in North Carolina, so dangerous as to require summary execution. Police have attacked the protesters. Someone has been shot though as of this writing there weren't a lot of details. The victim is in critical condition.

* Tulsa Police murdered an unarmed black man named Terrence Crutcher who was the father of four. His SUV broke down.

* "Trump: 'Nothing like doing things with other people's money':"

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* This terrifies me. "Appeals Court Won’t Hold Catholic Hospital Responsible for Denial of Care:" https://rewire.news/article/2016/09/09/appeals-court-wont-hold-catholic-hospital-responsible-denial-care/

* "Alarming Comments on LGBTQ Youth from the Woman Who Wants to Be Washington State’s Top Education Official:" http://www.thestranger.com/news/2016/08/31/24526591/alarming-comments-on-lgbtq-youth-from-the-woman-who-wants-to-be-washington-states-top-education-official

* "Too Close for Comfort:"

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* "A Match Made in Hell:"

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* "Chief Executive Fear Mongerer :"

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* "The Big Mad Wolf - Burkini Battle in France:"

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* "New Yorkers Are Used to Danger:"

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* "Did Trump End The Birther Controversy, Or Is That His Biggest Lie Yet?:"

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* "The Late Show Blanket Fort (with First Lady Michelle Obama):"

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* "First Lady Michelle Obama Does Her Best Barack Impression:"

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* "You Should Definitely Take the Donald Trump Debate Prep Survey:"

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* I went to bed ridiculously early Monday night with a stabbed in the stomach sort of feeling. It was all fever dreams and lost people, but the long sleep did me good, I think. I'm still achieving bare minimum, but it is an acceptable level of function. I discovered on waking that thanks to your kindness, we are sorted financially for the month if we just wait out money transfer times, which is good news as I ran out of the secondary lung meds last weekish. I informed squirrel we were rescued when he came out for his dinner. The Terror was very bored with me being in bed so much. I awoke to a living room strewn with shredded paper and to discover he'd kidnapped the Borg Cube from the Gothmas tree. All has been set to rights now though.

Thanks again, to our benefactors.

* I just spotted the first Christmas Ad of the season here. Ugh.

* "Au where none of the Weasleys are in Gryffindor:" https://lullabyknell.tumblr.com/post/148669383568/for-the-au-thing-if-you-have-enough-time-au-where

* Fear the Walking Dead: I loathe Madison and Nick. They are so annoying upper middle class white American bulldozing through endangering everyone else because they assume they know better than the people actually living there. I suppose this is the point, but I really wish the show focused on the rest of the cast instead of treating them like main characters.

* "Cheryl's Landing Part 3: Logic and Contrivances :" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/cheryls-landing-part-3/

* Gay couples in History: http://meteodesigns.deviantart.com/gallery/24266478/Feature

* TNG 4 Rewatch:

- The Best of Both Worlds. Ouch, the mirror scenes with Guinan and the Captain, each sitting before a battle. Honorius and Picard; Picard and Riker. Ouch, the graveyard of Federation ships. Watching Locutus is painful still. I kept thinking that data hacking Picard here made like 100x more sense than Independence Day.

- Family. I really do appreciate that they make clear that time has passed since the Borg battle and that captain Picard has PTSD symptoms. At the same time Deanna picking that way at him wanting to visit family on shore leave brings me close to violence. She seems to be pathologizing and deliberately undermining what I would consider a pretty understandable decision. You'd think she'd want him to take time off to rest after being violated on every level like that. From the dialog it's clear he's been undergoing intensive therapy for the PTSD, so it's not like he's running out on early recovery stages. He's improved enough to leave the ship and like a bunch of the rest of the crew, he wants to go home for a visit. Why would a competent psychiatrist be against a man trying to mend fences with his brother, especially at a time when that man might need a support network outside his command structure? Seems to me reaching out to family would be encouraged not discouraged. It seemed to me working through bits of trauma arguing with his brother sounds therapeutic to me, and yes, that includes them having it out after a lifetime of bottling it up. I think this is another instance of Deanna Troi bringing her issues to therapy instead of doing what's best for the patient. Seems to me Picard was doing exactly what was best for him as part of the healing.

I kind of love Worf's parents.

Add in the A, B, and C plot (Wesley's recording from his dead father), and this whole episode is about how men need family support in times of stress, which is a beautiful thing to see, especially as Worf is about as aggressively masculine as it is possible to be and Picard is the quintessential captain most of the time. It's good to see men like that shown dealing with trauma and being vulnerable with loved ones.

This is another one that is all too timely here in the 21st century with it's record high suicide rate for military veterans, and yes, that's a personal issue for me, given who I lost that way. It is so incredibly important that Picard cries, that Picard has nightmares, that Picard is getting help and not issolating himself. It's so important that Worf lets himself open up for the parents that clearly love him, and yes, it's important that coming to terms with his father's death is a process for Wesley. I have often said that grief is a marathon and not a sprint.

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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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* I have been following the forensics debate and bombing realated discussion, but given how terrible I feel physically, and my need to be lying down ASAP, I'm going to do the lazy thing and link to the most basic thing instead of trying to engage with the more complicated aspects. "N.Y., N.J. bombings suspect charged with 5 counts of attempted murder:" http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/ny-nj-bombings/ahmad-rahami-identified-n-y-n-j-bombings-suspect-officials-n650306

* "One-on-one with Elizabeth Warren:"

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* What I want to know is more about his misappropriation of Sandy disaster funds. "Christie knew about lane closings?:"

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* Michael Steele is such a delight. "Priebus warns: Get on Trump train - or else:"

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* "Because Hillary Listens (And now I do too) :" http://seananmcguire.tumblr.com/post/150545693090/because-hillary-listens-and-now-i-do-too

* Michael J. Morell on National Security and Clinton vs. Trump: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150663030102/during-a-33-year-career-at-the-central

* It became clear yesterdayish, that the weekend sluggishness was me actually being sick. My body is continuing inconvenient and all around unpleasant. Apologies for where this likely shows in my writing.

* This ends up being a really good discussion of bias in archaeology, simplistic reporting, forensics, and the fashion industry. No really. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150660585307/elodieunderglass-clatterbane

* "Kafka’s Joke Book:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/150662164412/kafkas-joke-book

* "Fashion Police and Grammar Police:" http://xkcd-rss.livejournal.com/441088.html

* Sex and Rape in ASoIaF vs. GoT: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/150616988747/in-your-numbers-post-up-through-season-3-you-note

* "Cheryl’s Landing Part 2: The Implications:" http://www.fandomfollowing.com/cheryls-landing-part-2/

* "Sunday Sweets For Pirates:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2016/9/18/sunday-sweets-for-pirates.html

* TNG 3 Rewatch:
- Allegiance. I know this pre-dates Babylon 5, but I like the B5 version of the Picard half of this plot. I know this pre-dates Deep Space 9, but they did the paranoia in a way more interesting way in that first season plot where they get imprinted by an alien artifact. Patrick Stewart's acting is excellent, but the plot makes me itch for reasons I can't put my finger on. Also the Enterprise half really underlines the creepiness of Deanna using her powers to spy on the crew, which is somehow still not addressed.

- Captain's Holiday. My favorite Deanna Troi moment in the series so far is her threatening Picard with a visit from her mother.

- Tin Man. Wow, the unethical use of telepathy is Star Fleet really makes the horrors of the Babylon 5 Psy Corps look reasonable by comparison. *shudder*

-Hollow Pursuits. I feel like watching Barclay's personal fantasies is an invasion of privacy for a character already accorded so little dignity, especially as they seem to be played for laughs. I have a lot of questions as to why group bullying of someone clearly suffering from social anxiety is considered acceptable in Starfleet instead of compassion and treatment, as would seem a more appropriate response. I have a lot of feelings about this one, but not many words at the moment.

- The Most Toys. Another entry in the Data Personhood theme. Data is kidnapped by a collector and treated as an object d'art instead of a person. This plot has been done so often before and since, from Twilight Zone and old school Doctor Who to just this summer on Killjoys, I'm not sure how much one can say. Data's means of resistance reminds me very much of myself as a child. Data decided to kill, even if they prevented the actual killing. This has it's own implications even though it was the right choice. Data lied to Riker. This too has it's implications.

- Menage a Troi. Olympic Lwaxana Troi dodging and Ferengis being gross all in one episode. Lwaxana Troi pressuring Deanna to marry. Lwaxana Troi cock blocking Deanna while simultaneously pressuring her to marry. Even more Ferengi sexual harassment now with stalking and kidnapping. Ugh. This is one of two episodes I can think of (the other being DS9 season One) where Lwaxana actually displays good qualities. Of course she displays them in both cases after the worst of her qualities being on display. She's such a terrible stereotype of a smothering mother, who also uses her telepathy and other people's knowledge of her having telepathy to humiliate people for her own amusement, that those rare occasions when there is a point to her outside of being awful it's a startle.

- Sarek. Ah, the heartbreaking Vulcan Alzheimer's episode, played as Shakespearean tragedy.

- Transfigurations. Wait, Worf's been with one woman once, why is he the one coaching Jordi on dating? I am too tired to do the gender and command style analysis this deserves.

- The Best of Both Worlds. I love that Picard references the Emperor Honorius seeing the Goths coming up over the hill. I love Guinan's response about resilience and diaspora. Boy were the Borg creepy before repetition stole all the mystery. I remember how freaky this episode was when it was new.

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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/
gwydion: (Amused)
* This is horrific. "Japan knife attack: At least 19 dead:" http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/25/world/japan-knife-attack-deaths/index.html

* "Hollande: French church attacked in name of ISIS:" http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/26/europe/france-normandy-church-hostage/

* "Munich attack: Afghan teen arrested over possible role:" http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/munich-attack-afghan-teen-arrested-role-160725040736992.html

* "“I’m just exploring all my options”:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/147979438632/im-just-exploring-all-my-options

* "how curious the lessons my mother taught me were never imparted to my brother :" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/148041116442/i-tell-him-here-is-where-the-fork-goes-which

* Jack Rackham and the School for Love vs. Flint and Dionysus, plus a ridiculously long comment by me about Bacchus, Dionysius, ancient Greek and Roman religion, and how is applies to Flint and Silver. "The Paintings used in ‘Black Sails’ (Part 9):" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/147998788537/the-paintings-used-in-black-sails-part-9

* What Black Women invented: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/147986037277/since-youre-such-a-smart-ass-what-exactly-did

* "Classic Hollywood’s Secret: Studios Wanted Their Stars to Have Abortions:" http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/07/classic-hollywood-abortion?mbid=social_facebook

* "The Battle Over the Sea-Monkey Fortune:" http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/magazine/the-battle-over-the-sea-monkey-fortune.html?_r=0

* "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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