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* "Spain's civil CRISIS: Police boats BLOCKED by Catalan ports as unrest continues to grow:" http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/857208/Catalan-independence-crisis-military-police-boats-blocked

* "Nicaragua Joins Paris Accord, Leaving Trump Alone With Syria:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-20/as-nicaragua-joins-paris-accord-trump-left-alone-with-syria

* "Trump Boosts North Korea Sanctions, Adding Economic Pressure:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-21/trump-is-said-to-announce-north-korea-sanctions-at-meeting-today

* "Trump leaning toward decertifying Iran nuclear deal, sources say:" https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-leaning-toward-decertifying-iran-nuclear-deal-say-sources-n803121

* "Trump finds others to pay family legal bills:"

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* "Manafort used Trump campaign account to email Ukrainian operative:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/20/paul-manafort-trump-campaign-email-ukrainian-operative-242949

* "Trump hires campaign workers instead of farm experts at USDA:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/21/trump-agriculture-department-usda-campaign-workers-242951

* "Chris Murphy: The GOP is buying votes:"

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* Spoiler: Yes, of course he will. "Will you vote to hurt your state, congressman?:"

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* "A gay Swedish antifascist spent a year undercover with white supremacists. Here’s what he found.:" https://thinkprogress.org/a-gay-sweedish-antifascist-spent-a-year-undercover-with-white-supremacists-heres-what-he-found-92d070611ed9/

* "My Houston Statue Replacement Suggestions:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/09/my-houston-statue-replacement.html

* "Teaching Sept. 11 To Students Who Were Born After The Attacks:" http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/09/11/549532978/teaching-sept-11-to-students-who-were-born-after-the-attacks-happened

* "BILL GATES - IMPROVING GLOBAL HEALTH WITH THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION - EXTENDED INTERVIEW:"

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* "Archaeology: Ancient seeds, pollen show Ohio’s ‘lost crops’:" http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170820/archaeology-ancient-seeds-pollen-show-ohios-lost-crops

* "Confederate submarine crew killed by their own weapon:" https://phys.org/news/2017-08-confederate-submarine-crew-weapon.html

* "Hurricane Mueller Storms the Trump Administration:"

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* Two days of proper sleep are helping, though I am still sporadically feverish and my lungs are still heavy. When I get the second half of the pneumococcal, I intend to plan for two weeks of ick. To reiterate? Still beyond worth it to avoid a likely 10+ cases of pneumonia.

* First stage Gothmas decorations. I may be covered in fever sweat but I have pretty lights.: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165598649826/first-stage-gothmas-decorations-i-may-be-covered

* How many years/decades will it be before they make a lego movie with a female lead?

* Jamie Lannister and Aerys Targaryen: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/165507146137/was-jaime-justified-in-killing-aerys-he-had

* Want to donate to my property taxes? (170$ Needed). Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* We need money for taxes so ebay time again. These won't sell fast enough to solve this month, but can help with the mess this month leaves behind.: http://www.ebay.com/usr/lethran?_trksid=p2047675.l2559

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* "Congress Wants to Change the Americans with Disabilities Act and Undermine the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165470116342/congress-wants-to-change-the-americans-with

* How to help Flood victims in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165235609582/woke-up-on-derse-f-f-f-fight

* How to help Caribbean victims of Irma: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/165240981876/hedaclara-hedaclara-hedaclara-guys-the

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* "Disaster Relief and Support for Libraries:" http://www.txla.org/news/2017/08/disaster-relief-and-support-for-libraries

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

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

* Red Cross is taking donations for Western Wildfire Relief: http://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate/wildfires

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

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* "North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korea-launches-missile-through-japanese-airspace-1503957389

* "Trump sought Moscow business deal while campaigning for president:"

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* "Trump Moscow deal pushed as asset to campaign:"

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* "Trump declines to single out Russia as 'security threat':" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348326-trump-wont-single-out-russia-as-security-threat

* The New York Times and Washington Post both have pieces about a shady as fuck deal with Putin to build a hotel in Moscow back during the election that looks like another set of bricks in the Trump-Corruption treason case. Likely explaining the whole Mueller wanting 45's financial records and 45 threatening to fire him if he subpoenaed them, as 45 knows exactly how guilty he is. Remember we suspected something like this more than a year ago. I remember explaining to a gathering of friends at a lake picnic last August that 45 was foot dragging on public release of his financial records and why reporters were so keen to get their hands on them. Sigh. Anyway, but brain isn’t close to up to the task of trying to untangle the details of the reporting tonight, but likely there will be lots more in future.

* "Trump signed 'letter of intent' for Russian tower during campaign, lawyer says:" http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-knew-moscow-tower-proposal-campaign-lawyer/story?id=49472342

* "Lawyer Says He Discussed Moscow Tower Plan With Trump Three Times:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-28/lawyer-says-he-discussed-moscow-tower-plan-with-trump-3-times

* So it's looking like 45 tried to quash the Arpaio case by trying to get Sessions and White House Council, McGahn to stop it going forwrd last spring. Which looks like Obstruction of Justice. Just a reminder: 45 called Arpaio a "hero" and a "great guy" for violating the 4th Amendment Rights of American Citizens, and for setting up, in Arpaio's own words, a "concentration camp" in which people died of things like being denied water for a week. When he does this, 45 is aplauding him for doing terrible things like refusing to investigate the rape of women and children as young as two. These are the things 45 stands for and Arpaio is proud of.

* "Trump: I pardoned Arpaio during hurricane because I thought TV ratings would be higher:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348327-trump-i-pardoned-arpaio-during-hurricane-because-i-thought-tv-ratings

* "Trump pardon of Arpaio sparks controversy:"

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* "Trump to roll back Obama's crackdown on military equipment for local police:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/28/police-military-gear-trump-242092

* In related news, it's looking like Trump may be thinking of pushing him out of the Cabinet of Deplorables, probably in favour of Nikki Haley. "Tillerson on Trump's values: The president 'speaks for himself':" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348170-tillerson-trump-speaks-for-himself

* "Gorka says he's heading back to Breitbart:" http://www.politico.com/blogs/on-media/2017/08/26/sebastian-gorka-breitbart-return-242066

* What South Korea did after the Occupation has bearing on our confederate monument problem: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164738945757/freifraufischer-x

* Why Black Pride makes sense, but White Pride makes you an asshole: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164741047282/liberalsarecool-this

* "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

* My body did a hard veto on foraging today. I did drag myself out for meds and library, but the heat and my AS and allergies to outside are combining to make me annoyingly shaky and slow of thought. I keep telling myself I just need to hang on another week or so and there will be food I actually want to eat again and likely rains.

...I just discovered a thing I was supposed to take back to the library today in the (luckily dry) 30 gallon office tank, likely casually tossed there by Tavy in a moment of exuberance. it wasn't due, but there was a line, which means someone will lose to days they could have had it. Sigh. cats.

* I keep crying over footage from Houston. The image that really got me today was the one of the nursing home patients trapped in rapidly rising water, women in wheelchairs with water up to their chests and rising. I know they are all right, that the posting of the image by a relative saved their lives, since help came in time to get them out, but I keep imaging their fear, and how fragile they are. Every time I think of them, I start weeping again.

"How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* One of the fundamental problems with me watching Game of Thrones is that the whole writing stopped being any good years ago thing means I don't really engage emotionally and I'm bored enough a lot of the time that I see all the structural bones. Me: they cut the whole thing with the horns from the books, so they need a way to bring down the wall, so they need an ice dragons, which may be in the book too, but I'm betting not as clumsily contrived, so they had to lure a dragon North, so they had to do the stupid plot holey bro-trip that repeats the thing with sending Yoren with the hand to Kingslanding, and anyway D&D really wanted the bro tip and who cares if anything during or about it makes sense, which means the whole thing with the telepathic communication between Lannister brothers, and accelerated teleportation between locations to an even more ridiculous extent, which means... Fuck, I forgot to listen to the dialog again.

I just... This show criminally wastes the talents of so many skilled actors with embarrassing and often clunky dialog. They started this episode with a dick conversation. They wasted so much time this season on stirring up pointless drama with usually misogynistic usually nonsense conversation that winded back people' arcs yet again, and forgetting people's back stories so that their behavior often makes no sense or trauma appears and disappears in the same scene, that they had to wind up a whole lot of character's arcs all at once abruptly this episode instead of using the season to gradually build various character arcs to meaningful moments. *Facepalm* Which means all these incredibly skilled actors are trying their damnedest to make their characters make sense DESPITE the writing instead of with the help of it. The slow also gives me time to get so focused on the fuck nonsense is so and so wearing instead of what they are saying.

It's been a criminal, heartbreaking waste of so much hard work and talent.

Addendum in response to reader comment:
The Clegane situation this season has been one of the wore examples of them turning his backstory on and off at the drop of the hat often within the same minute. I just... that poor actor, trying to make that mess WORK. It was very much one of the things I was thinking of when I wrote that. Him working through and over coming his trauma could have been so powerful this season if the writers, you know, understood trauma and how people process it and how to write a consistent character and character growth.

Instead it was ridiculous and embarrassingly bad. Again, not the actor’s fault any more than the mess they made of, say, Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy were the fault of the actors. The tendency they’d had all along to flip character traits, backstory, and development on and off randomly, has just accelerated to the point of over the top silly with Clegane especially the lat two episodes. They aren’t even pretending to be coherent any more.

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

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

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

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

* (This is here as a reminder to me for later). "Can you recommend me some good books, essays, etc. about witches, witchcraft, witch trials in England?:" https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664427028/dear-pauline-can-you-recommend-me-some-good

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* TW: Graphic images of babies an children starving to death in the literal sense. They will warn you before the really bad ones start. If you skip from the warning to 2:52 it is safe after. "Venezuela's child malnutrition crisis grows:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-latin-america-40130224/venezuela-s-child-malnutrition-crisis-grows

* Tw: Contains images of starving children with cholera. "Witnessing Yemen's desperate suffering:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-41000237

* "South African farmers who forced black man into coffin convicted:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/25/south-african-farmers-who-forced-black-man-into-coffin-convicted

* "Trump just killed a study looking into the health effects of coal in Central Appalachia:" http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/08/trump-kills-coal-health-study/

* "How America Lost Its Mind:" https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/how-america-lost-its-mind/534231/

* "Opinion | Americans are burning down the house:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/americans-are-burning-down-the-house/2017/07/10/7b522ea6-65af-11e7-a1d7-9a32c91c6f40_story.html?utm_term=.80c482cb7a91

* On History and Monuments: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164664006673/blackness-by-your-side-we-need-statues-of-black

* This has a bunch of likes to Joe Arpaio's human Rights abuses at the bottom: https://laughingacademy.tumblr.com/post/164663729598/anarchoclintonism-weavemama-weavemama-this

* "Dashcam video shows police sexually assaulted Texas woman, lawyer says:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/16/charnesia-corley-houston-texas-police-dashcam-video?CMP=share_btn_tw

* "Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide:" https://www.splcenter.org/20170814/ten-ways-fight-hate-community-response-guide

* Black Lives Matter at the Boston Protest/Counter Protest: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164695739177/allonsyforever-blm-organizers-and-protesters

* "Arrest Made In Tee Tee Dangerfield Murder Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/arrest-made-in-tee-tee-dangerfield.html

* "Man Killed After Standing Up For Gay Friends, Witnesses Say:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lake-worth-florida-shooting-gay_us_59895efee4b0d7937389bca4

* "This Man Had To Find A New Place Because He’s Gay — And It’s Totally Legal:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/laurenstrapagiel/this-man-had-to-find-a-new-place-because-hes-gay-and-its?utm_term=.xoE9GB1qrV#.dh40BRzQyp

* "Former Olympian Gets Proposed To In Venice, And The Pics Are So Romantic:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/olympic-diver-proposal-venice_us_599c69b6e4b06a788a2c311a?section=us_queer-voices&utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=qv_fb&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000050

* "How “fake news” could get even worse:" https://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2017/07/economist-explains-3?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/howfakenewscouldgetevenworse

* "A Whopping 91% of Plastic Isn't Recycled:" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/07/plastic-produced-recycling-waste-ocean-trash-debris-environment/

* "How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims:" http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/27/how_to_help_hurricane_harvey_victims.html

* "18th-Century London Burial Thwarted Grave Robbers:" http://www.archaeology.org/news/5777-170801-london-body-snatchers

* "I Repeat: Confederate Is Not A Good Idea Right Now:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/i-repeat-confederate-is-not-a-good-idea-right-now/

* "Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do:"

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* "The Strain, Season 4, Episode 6: Tainted Love:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/08/the-strain-season-4-episode-6-tainted.html

* "Sunday Sweets: Fabulous Faux Flowers:" http://www.cakewrecks.com/home/2017/8/27/sunday-sweets-fabulous-faux-flowers.html

* "Honestly, comic book writers have gotta start using their characters for more current events commentary.:" http://butlerbookbinding.tumblr.com/post/164694561909/phdna-princessamericachavez-honestly-comic

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

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

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

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

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

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

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* "Typhoon Hato: Twelve killed as storm sweeps south China:" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-41033428

* "Hurricane Harvey strengthens to Category 4 storm with 130 mph winds:" http://abcnews.go.com/US/hurricane-harvey-strengthens-category-storm-130-mph-winds/story?id=49412285

* This is super late, as it got buried in the news firehouse the last couple weeks. "Indian and Chinese troops clash in disputed Himalayan border region:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/16/indian-chinese-troops-clash-disputed-himalayan-border-region

* "Trump Saves Citgo, Repped by His Ex-Aides, From New Sanctions:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-just-gave-a-big-carve-out-to-citgo-an-oil-giant-repped-by-his-ex-aides

* "Free advice for Trump: Be careful who you retweet:"

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* 45 took a strong stand against human rights and the Rule of law by pardoning Joe Arpaio. Some suspect it is also a practice attempt for his mass pardoning of his criminal associates.

Just a reminder, Joe Arpaio was going to jail for violating a court order to stop arresting and detaining American Citizens without proof of any crime on the basis of race. 45 did an end run around the usual pardon process to show that he will protect police who decide to arrest and hold people of colour for the crime of having melanin and last names racists don't like.

* "Trump flouts presidential pardon's intended healing purpose:"

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* "Rep Gallego: 'Trump is a racist and he's pardoning another...:"

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* "The Sam Clovis factor: Scientist? No. Skilled in the science of influencing Trump? Yes.:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/30/usda-sam-clovis-influence-trump-241114

* Literal NAZI Sebastian Gorka, who wore an Hungarian NAZI badge to the inauguration, has resigned or was fired from the Cabinet of Deplorables.

* "Court rules Texas state House maps intentionally discriminatory, orders Dallas and Tarrant remap:" https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2017/08/24/federal-court-rules-texas-statehouse-maps-intentionally-discriminatory-orders-districts-redrawn

* "Trump seriously considering ending DACA:" https://www.axios.com/trump-seriously-considering-ending-daca-2476724345.html

* "Boston activist uses poetry and protest in fight for equality:" https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/outfront-activist-uses-poetry-protest-equality-fight-n795536

* ""Pennies" by DiDi Delgado:"

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* I do not trust Mattis one centimeter, and even if he were to use maximum discretion to protect serving soldiers, it's still doing terrible things in the areas where there is zero discretion. My best hope is the SLDN law suit, but really, what is needed is a law protecting all service members from these sorts of attacks from bigots. I don't have a lot of hope for that, but we should protest and contact our Congress Critters. We need to make the injustice visible and make it harder for politicians to pretend this cruelty and damage isn't happening. All of you who showed up when it was your health care at risk need to stand up when it's the health care of active duty service members and veterans at risk. "Trump signs transgender military ban:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/25/trump-transgender-military-ban-242049

* "Justice Being Served In Keyonna Blakeney Case:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/justice-being-served-in-keyonna.html

* "We're racing towards another private debt crisis – so why did no one see it coming?:" http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/economy/2017/08/were-racing-towards-another-private-debt-crisis-so-why-did-no-one-see-it

* "Spectacular Roman discovery in Exeter wows experts:" http://www.devonlive.com/news/history/spectacular-roman-discovery-wows-experts-288536

* Want to donate to the windshield wiper fund? (32$) Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* So I'm half watching a mediocre archaeology documentary while I'm doing other things, and somehow, my ears hear "flint," but my brain pictures "felt." As in the fabric, so I'm confused for a moment, until I sort it out. Then I start picturing "Captain James Felt" of the Walrus, which quickly devolves into a series of terrible slashy puns. Of course. This really is a good week for imaginary porn parodies.

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

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

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

* How to help the protesters and ordinary people in Venezuela: https://thewynne.tumblr.com/post/163738805241/softestjohn-fiftyeightminutes-softestjohn

* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

* How white Protesters can weaponize their whiteness: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164390645622/alvaroarbeloa-vaspider-okay-friends-lets

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

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

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* "Marriage Equality Postal Plebiscite: What You Need To Know:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/08/15/marriage-equality-postal-plebiscite-what-you-need-to-know_a_23077619/

* "Donald Trump’s troubled history with monuments:"

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* "Trump's racial attitudes have been no secret:"

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* "If you're shocked by Trump racism, you weren't paying attention:"

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* "‘He is stubborn and doesn't realize how bad this is getting’:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/16/trump-charlottesville-temper-chaos-241721

* "John Dickerson: A President's Job Is To Lift Americans Up:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnTKm9nWlRY

* "John Dickerson Says Washington And Lee Aren't The Same:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Qa1fylgM6Q

* "Donald Trump cites dubious legend about Gen. Pershing, pig's blood and Muslims:" http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/23/donald-trump/donald-trump-cites-dubious-legend-about-gen-pershi/

* "Report: Trump lawyer sends email touting Robert E. Lee, warning of 'terrorist' infiltration of Black Lives Matter:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/16/politics/john-dowd-donald-trump-lawyer-robert-e-lee/index.html

* "Rabbi who oversaw Ivanka Trump's conversion slams POTUS Charlottesville response:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politics/ivanka-trump-rabbi-criticizes-trump/index.html

* "Now charities are dumping Trump, too:" http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/18/news/companies/trump-mar-a-lago-fundraisers/index.html

* "Members of Trump's “digital economy” advisory board are quitting:" https://news.vice.com/story/members-of-trumps-digital-economy-advisory-board-are-quitting

* Like Rats from a sinking ship.

* "Steve Bannon thought he wasn't giving an interview:" https://www.axios.com/bannons-colleagues-disturbed-by-interview-with-left-wing-publication-2473835346.html

* "Bannon out as White House chief strategist:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/18/bannon-out-as-white-house-chief-strategist-241786

* "Bannon uniquely odd among Trump's many weird staff choices:"

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* "Billionaire behind Trump, Bannon, Breitbart plans next move:"

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* "Kal Penn on Presidential Arts Committee resignation:"

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* "Gorsuch's planned speech at Trump hotel criticized by liberal groups:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/18/politics/neil-gorsuch-trump-hotel-the-fund-for-american-studies/index.html

* "Pelosi endorses censure of Trump over Charlottesville response:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/18/pelosi-endorses-censure-of-trump-over-charlottesville-response-241784

* Mandatory Voting: http://browngurlwfro.tumblr.com/post/164312726553/batmanisagatewaydrug-julad

* "No nazi scumbags allowed in the US military:"

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* "Here's A Reminder That The Hatred We Saw In Charlottesville Is Everywhere:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/charlottesville-hate-groups_us_5991b97ee4b0909642989772?section=us_queer-voices

* "Unsung heroes, 'Tougaloo Nine' honored for integration effort:"

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* "Number 17- RIP Gwynevere River Song:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/08/number-17-rip-gwynevere-river-song.html

* "Nutella and Kinder egg lorry stolen in German sugar rush:" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40924633

* "Weekend Update on the Charlottesville Protests - SNL:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGl7rUHP7Uc

* "Weekend Update: Washington and Jefferson on Being Compared to Robert E. Lee - SNL:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z50OazqL6Xo

* "Weekend Update: Tina Fey on Protesting After Charlottesville - SNL:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVvpXZxXWZU

* "North Korea: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO):" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrS0uNBuG9c

* "Even These Guys Were Surprised By Trump's Comments:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sroSwGUDwhQ

* "Trump Botched His Well-Wishes For Spain:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny3b0w7-Jac

* "Stephen Roasts A Confederate Statue:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvCjM1lPwg4

* "General Kelly's 17 Days Of Discipline:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ih4jk_o2Bc

* "The Zombie Apocalypse Has A 'Both Sides' Guy, Too:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-E39E7cMIGg

* "Trump: America's First 'Racist Grandpa' President:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVGsb5kjXlQ

* "Crosswalk the Musical: Hair w/ Lin-Manuel Miranda:"

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* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

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* "Barcelona attack: police kill four suspects in Cambrils terror raid – latest updates:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/aug/17/barcelona-attack-van-driven-into-crowd-in-las-ramblas-district

* So there you have it: 67% of Republicans and 10% of Democrats are NAZIs or NAZI sympathizers. "Partisan divide over Trump’s response to Charlottesville: CBS News poll:" https://www.cbsnews.com/news/americans-divided-over-trumps-response-to-charlottesville-cbs-news-poll/?linkId=41076262

* "Apple’s Tim Cook ‘disagrees’ with Donald Trump’s take on neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville:" https://www.recode.net/2017/8/16/16160202/apple-tim-cook-donald-trump-neo-nazi-violence-charlottesville

* I have so many questions and no answers. "Prominent investigator exits Mueller Trump Russia team:"

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* "Russia still helping Trump, hacked mail story suggests:"

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* "Fmr. diplomat: 'This president dirties people close to him':"

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* "Trump race crisis a test for Congress to take real action:"

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* "Who are the people who rallied in Charlottesville?:"

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* "Donald Trump’s Remaining Fans: Haters and Losers:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-s-remaining-fans-haters-and-losers

* "‘A Treacherous President Stood in the Way’:" https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/a-treacherous-president-stood-in-the-way/537066/

* "The Texas bathroom bill is dead -- for now :" https://www.dallasnews.com/news/texas-legislature/2017/08/15/transgender-texans-cautiously-optimistic-bathroom-bill-declared-dead-now

* A Selection of talk show hosts on Trump failing to denounce NAZIs: http://the-alexandrian-alchemist.tumblr.com/post/164279274861

* "Let's Repurpose Those Confederate Statues:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph7ZtwXaR_M

* "Take A Side, Mr. President: Nazis Or Not Nazis:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4sCA3QFqT8

* "Steve Bannon Updates His Resumé:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1h9p3zt530

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* I didn't get anything close to enough sleep, though I did dream a really excellent YA dystopian novel I wish I had the skill to write. When I stared the car the unearthly scream was back so I don't even know what to do now. It was shorter than before the fix, so I do think it's belt related. It was a little chillier than ideal for swimming though the weather was quite nice. We went in anyway, but it was more standing around in the water than swimming proper. There was a nice couple with a very well behaved bulldog who was not fond of the water. Mostly we had a picnic and then I took MrBumblepants on errands downtown. I also hit the library and priced new wipers, which I definitely can't afford. I know, I know, I need to sell off more of my collection, but I simply haven't been up to it. I am tired and my gums are being problematic. I wish I could go to a dentist, but instead I'm pretty clearly going to require narcotics if I want to eat dinner. One of the four rescue basil plants I got in the last two weeks isn't going to make it, and I think I'm going to lose three or four rescue lettuce starts, but otherwise the vegetables are going well. (I'm not sure I conveyed how many lettuce starts I scored Monday, but we are talking 30-40 which is a ridiculous amount in a garden this size. I'm going to have black tomatoes! I'm checking them every day now as two are close to being ready. The carnations are nearly done for the season, it looks like, and I shall miss them. The pain is bad enough between the swollen gums and assorted mouth sores and my chronic pain stuff, that I'm tempted to give the fuck up on today and go back to bed, but there is no point in trying this early.

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* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

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

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* On North Korea: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/164230194102/doctordisaster-if-you-live-in-the-us-you

* "Black activists’ words echo from the past as Trump threatens nuclear war with North Korea:" https://mic.com/articles/183527/black-activists-words-echo-from-the-past-as-trump-threatens-nuclear-war-with-north-korea?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.UA9VrYh8K

* "Saudi Arabia: new details of dissident princes' abductions emerge:" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/15/saudi-arabia-new-details-of-dissident-princes-abductions-emerge

* TW: Rape. "Three Muslim women reflect on Partition of British India:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-leeds-40936148/three-muslim-women-reflect-on-partition-of-british-india

* "Two men reflect on impact of Partition of British India.:" http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-south-yorkshire-40938352/two-men-reflect-on-impact-of-partition-of-british-india

* TW: Rape, Pedophilia, Abuse "Communism, Cam Girls and Kidnapping - States of Undress :" https://www.viceland.com/en_us/video/states-of-undress-communism-cam-girls-and-kidnapping/597f62cfc8acb545623e9563

* "Dodgy development deal in Georgia exposes Trump to legal risk:"

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* "Trump is lying about Charlottesville, says witness:"

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* "Trump gives emboldening 'green light' to white supremacists:"

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* "Donald Trump remarks aid white supremacists' political ambitions:"

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* 45 is now outright blaming the people protesting fascism for the violence perpetrated on them including things like the NAZIs clubbing a peaceful delegation of clergy and the terrorist attack that murdered an innocent woman and injured 19 other innocent people. He also gave a full throated endorsement to the NAZIs that converged on Charlotte.

I am still trying to get my head around the fact that the official position of the Republican party as represented by the President they voted for is that the NAZIs are the real victims here and that the people they physically attacked and in one case murdered are somehow the attackers.

* "Trump blows up damage control as he blames ‘both sides’ for Charlottesville:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/15/trump-asks-why-alt-left-not-being-blamed-for-charlottesville-violence-241660

* Mainstream Republicans and Police Unions both believe we need to legalize terrorism. It’s not enough to pretend to disagree publicly with 45 when he insists that the people protesting fascism are responsible for the violence aimed at the them and the literal NAZIs are the real victims. Every single person backing the bills legalizing mess murder are complicit and the blood is on their hands too.

* "Trump Not Planning on Charlottesville Trip; ‘Why The Hell Would We Do That?’ Aides Say:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-not-planning-on-charlottesville-trip-why-the-hell-would-we-do-that-aides-say

* "A Holocaust survivor on seeing the violent rally in Charlottesville: “It really hurts”:" https://mic.com/articles/183779/a-holocaust-survivor-on-seeing-the-violent-rally-in-charlottesville-it-really-hurts?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.4LOp2SEuS

* Every time 45 says "Excuse me" I don't; every time he says "Believe me" I don't, because that's one of his tells for when he's lying.

* "CBO says Trump's Obamacare sabotage would cost $194 billion, drive up premiums 20%:" https://www.vox.com/2017/8/15/16153094/voxcare-cbo-trump-obamacare-sabotage-premiums

* "Three CEOs resign from Trump council over Charlottesville:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-virginia-protests-merck-idUSKCN1AU1FM

* In other autocracy news.... "Justice demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site:" http://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/346544-dreamhost-claims-doj-requesting-info-on-visitors-to-anti-trump-website

* "On Charlottesville: Why the Center Is Okay with Nazis but Hates the Left:" http://www.ianwelsh.net/on-charlottesville-why-the-center-is-ok-with-nazis-but-hates-the-left/

* Keep in mind that Republicans in five States are pushing legislation to make terrorist attacks like the one in Charlottville completely legal. "White Supremacists' War on the Public Square:" https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/08/white-supremacists-are-waging-a-war-against-public-space/536724/

* "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#.ZsFabFBOy

* "It’s not enough to be disgusted by Charlottesville:" https://mic.com/articles/183761/its-not-enough-to-be-disgusted-by-charlottesville?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.iPjz56b1R

* "Are Your Members of Congress Doing Enough to Respond to the Charlottesville Terrorist Attack?:" https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/members-congress-enough-respond-charlottesville-terrorist-attack/

* I am white and am often assumed to be male (I am an adrogyne), but there are few things as terrifying to me as large groups of white men, because they are generally the people insisting I do not deserve even the most basic human rights. They are generally the ones talking about rounding us up and putting us in camps or flat out killing us.

I am on the other side of the country, but seeing the Charlottesville images and hearing the associated rhetoric is fucking terrifying. The images and chants are instantly recognizable. I have often written about how much more dangerous white supremacists are in this country than radicalized muslims. White men born in this country have done 73% of the terrorist acts in this country in recent years. I can not think of a single terrorist act performed by someone who wasn't a white man in my state since I moved here in '98; I can name plenty done by white supremacists. For example, they generally try to bomb the MLK day parade in Spokane most years. I have not once been harassed or threatened by a person of colour since I moved west 'in '91. I have a whole list of harassment, threats, and attempted assaults by white cis men in those decades.

Republicans are defunding attempts to stop white terrorism and attempting to suppress reports on the real danger it poses. In five states they are trying to pass laws to legalize terrorist attacks on crowds such as occurred in Charlottesville. 45 has ordered white supremacist terrorist organizations to be moved off task force agendas and to be ignored in favour of increased harassment of innocent moderate muslims. Look, I am not a fan of Islam for pretty much the same reasons I am not fond of organized christianity, and if there is probable cause I am all for law enforcement doing what is legal and necessary to prevent attacks, but I feel like white straight Christian cis men are disproportionately a threat to public safety and law enforcement approaches to terrorism ought to reflect that and proportionate resources need to be allocated towards the real threat whether they are clinic bombers, Aryan Nation, KKK, Neo-NAZI, etc.. Police need to start arresting them when they assault people instead of attacking peaceful protesters and hunting and killing innocent black people.

This needs to stop; it needed to have stopped a long fucking time ago; and it shouldn't have taken an alarmingly loud mob with torches chanting NAZI slogans to get this discussion going on the republican side. My worry is that racist policies will continue even though some Republicans still have just enough shame to admit under pressure that NAZIs might be bad.

* "Momentum grows to remove Confederate monuments:"

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* "New Analysis Shows, There's No Safe Way to Transport Fossil Fuels:" https://www.ecowatch.com/tar-sands-oil-pipeline-spills-2469141331.html?utm_source=EcoWatch%2BList&utm_campaign=5e7edc5e83-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-5e7edc5e83-85920757

* Super pertinent. "I’m not totally inclined to police anachronism in a fandom whose canon founded Georgia ~20 years early (in addition to the naval uniforms).* However, there’s one idea I’ve seen cropping in Black Sails fandom that bothers me a little bit because of what it suggests about the way that we view history— and that’s the idea that slavery was legal in early Georgia, specifically the Georgia of James Oglethorpe.:" http://septembriseur.tumblr.com/post/162914884914/im-not-totally-inclined-to-police-anachronism-in

* "What Trump Could Have Said After Charlottesville:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Naihe2MR3Yk

* "Stephen Makes Condemning Nazis Look Easy (Because It Is):" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sheEL099ADM

* Now I know how people felt watching me stretch for ballet, running, and Wing Chun back in the day. "Liv Twisted – The Gong Show:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CJOootOLyA

* "T-Rex On A Pole – The Gong Show:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azC_3fVntcQ

* "Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally:"

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* "Battle Over Confederate Monuments:"

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* "Jim's Immigration Points:"

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* A list of links to Charlottesville charities if you want to give the NAZIs a financial fuck you: https://twitter.com/SaraJBenincasa/status/896260623905861633

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

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* "Diplomats laughing at Trump over leaked Mexico transcript:" http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article165303667.html

* "Trump White House humiliated again as phone call transcripts leak:"

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* I was mocking 45 for blaming the Generals in Afghanistan for making him look weak when clearly it is his own toddlerlike behavior, gullibility and general incompetence that makes him look week.

Squirrel said, “Don’t blame the dog when you are pissing on the floor.”

* "Republicans push back at Trump tweet on Russia:"

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* "Secret Service can’t afford command post inside Trump Tower:"

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* "Immigration: The one area where Trump is succeeding:"

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* "Trump situation more Nixon than Nixon:"

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* "We really need to stop comparing the Trump-Russia scandal to Watergate. They are absolutely not on the same order of magnitude. Not even close.:" https://thewightknight.tumblr.com/post/163813470978/thecuckoohaslanded-sometimes-i-yell-about

* "Al Gore sees reason for hope on climate change:"

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* "Al Gore: 'All hope is not lost':"

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* "President Trump's Very Bad Day:"

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* "Systemic Racism in Law Enforcement:"

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* "Trump's Themed Week Fails:"

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* "The Book of Mike:"

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* "Trump Wants Out Of His 'Dump' (The White House):"

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* "Stephen Gives Trump's 'RAISE Act' A Better Acronym:"

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* "Actual Trump Quotes Read By Cartoon Donald Trump:"

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* "Colbert Vs. Miller: The Stephens Battle Over The Statue Of Liberty:"

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* "Racism Runs Rampant in Revealing Dornish Regalia:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/racism-runs-rampant-in-revealing-dornish-regalia/

* "How a 19th century nude painting became a feminist meme :" https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/truth-coming-out-of-her-well-meme/?tu=dd

* I am going to miss @midnight so much. I am particularly going to miss Flula Borg, who unlike the much beloved Ron Funches and most of the other particularly skilled regulars, I don't see anywhere else. There is something deeply impressive to me about being that funny that quickly in a foreign language. I hope he gets lot of jobs in the future.

* Clowns vs. Mimes: http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/163813070057/incorrectdiscworldquotes-aviculor

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* "Inside the front lines of South Sudan's unwinnable war:" https://news.vice.com/story/inside-the-front-lines-of-south-sudans-unwinnable-war

* "Trump slams China via Twitter: 'They do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk':" http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-slams-china-via-twitter-they-do-nothing-for-us-with-north-korea-just-talk-2017-7

* "Why do we need more women in peacekeeping operations? :" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/163580616546/why-do-we-need-more-women-in-peacekeeping

* ""Everyone thinks he was whacked":" https://www.buzzfeed.com/jasonleopold/putins-media-czar-was-murdered-just-before-meeting-feds?utm_term=.byE5v9ka5#.uljaYdQ3a

* "What McCain did was hard. What Murkowski and Collins did was much harder.:" https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/7/28/16055132/murkowski-collins-mccain

* "New Zealand apologizes to men convicted under old anti-gay laws:" https://mic.com/articles/181580/new-zealand-apologizes-to-men-convicted-under-old-anti-gay-laws?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.bzrxGg0R8

* "Can you imagine the changes to the workforce and how we treated workers if no one HAD to work to survive?:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/163051742791/engineer-pearl0-timemachineyeah-can-you

* TW: Pedophilia. "Fmr. USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sex abuse to plead guilty on child porn charges:" https://mic.com/articles/181821/former-usa-gymnastics-doctor-accused-of-sex-abuse-to-plead-guilty-on-child-porn-charges?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.oQ1iRrI20

* "Skin in the Game: How Antisemitism Animates White Nationalism:" http://www.politicalresearch.org/2017/06/29/skin-in-the-game-how-antisemitism-animates-white-nationalism/#sthash.kXxeLwCR.LDD6Grfg.dpbs

* "This isn't a question of how evil the military is lol the fact that trans people are banned from enlisting isnt making people upset because they wanted to enlist and now they cant its a problem because the ability to enlist is (unfortunately) a facet of citizenship that trans people had taken away from them and this is most likely the first step in this administrations movement to strip lgbt people of their citizenship:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/163543880870/morethanonepage-mascgf-mascgf-this-isnt-a

* " Majority of Americans support transgender military service:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender-poll-idUSKBN1AD2BL

* "The Justice Department Just Argued Against Gay Rights In A Major Federal Case:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/the-justice-department-just-argued-against-gay-rights-in-a?utm_term=.in8Z9WkLZ#.iwGmLKGVm

* "How About Using Pics Of Real Trans Service Members To Support Trans Troops?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-about-using-pics-of-real-trans.html

* The "Silent Protest Parade" of 1917: https://black-to-the-bones.tumblr.com/post/163543987060/hustleinatrap-for-those-who-have-no-idea-what

* "Water Man – The Gong Show:"

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* "The Opera Whistler – The Gong Show:"

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* I had impressively terrible sleep Saturday, made worse by a wrong number and a resurangce of the all over allergy rash I've been fighting all week and thought I'd beaten. On return from the bathroom after the wrong number, I discovered a pill in my bed. This is never a good thing. I recognized it as prescription grade anti-histamine, which explained everything.

Anyway one that was sorted, I dreamed that Malcolm Reynolds (my role in the dream) and Viv from American version of Shameless were co-leaders of an American Torchwood branch. This episode involved hunting three entirely different mostly invisible deadly things in one day. It also happened to be Viv's wedding day to Svetlana, as Viv was, I guess doing this behind everyone else's back from shameless as really, would you tell them? So Viv left after the first two and the team was hunting a what turned out to Predator without her, only we ended up accidentally crashing the Reception party at the bar as we caught the Predator in the bathroom of the Alibi, which was a good thing, as it turned out not to be the real Viv, but a shapeshifter from earlier in the day....

Possibly geekiest crossover dream ever.

* Latest lilies. http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163622545292/latest-lilies

* No, news casters, sucking your own cock is not impossible. There is plenty of video evidence, including in the opening montage of the movie "Short Bus," which I recommend for other reasons, including trans people playing trans people, non-binary inclusion, positive depiction of poly, and a really good plot. Also, I knew a guy who could do it, and those of you who are intimately knowledgeable about my sexual history are all likely picturing the same guy and you are wrong. No, not him either. It was a group sex thing.

* O.o "Public School Is A Goddamn Disater, Part 2: The Lovecraftian Madness of Machismo:" http://gallusrostromegalus.tumblr.com/post/163583855433/public-school-is-a-goddamn-disater-part-2-the

* ASoIaf Baratheon Succession: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/163290024922/who-do-you-think-is-going-to-sit-on-the-iron

* "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 4: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/killjoys-season-3-episode-4-lion-witch.html

* "Why out of all the Great Houses do only the Starks and Tyrells seem to work as a cohesive family unit?:" http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/163327048742/why-out-of-all-the-great-houses-do-only-the-starks

* "The Black Person’s Guide to Game of Thrones:" http://www.theroot.com/the-black-persons-guide-to-game-of-thrones-1796847562

* Book vs. Show Jon Snow: http://turtle-paced.tumblr.com/post/163448825702/i-was-trying-to-explain-to-a-friend-why-i-like-jon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "South Sudan: 'When we came home for lunch our parents had been killed':" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/26/south-sudan-when-we-came-home-for-lunch-our-parents-had-been-killed

* "We are still a nation locked in denial. If you point out basic facts about the British Empire - that the British deliberately adopted policies that caused as many as 29 million Indians to starve to death in the late 19th century, say - you smack into a wall of incomprehension and rage.:" http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163553249622/thisiseverydayracism-we-are-still-a-nation

* "Russia Orders ‘Hundreds’ of U.S. Staff Out in Sanctions Reprisal:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-28/russia-retaliates-for-u-s-sanctions-with-ouster-of-diplomats

* "Russian Kaspersky Lab faces new scrutiny, suspicion:"

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* Retroactive and eternal. "Trump Organization employees must agree to keep info about Trump family secret:" http://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-organization-new-confidentiality-agreement-employees-family-secret/

* 45 has called for an increase of police brutality Friday. Police officers on stage applauded this call for more violence against unarmed, unresisting suspects after arrest.

* "Donald Trump Endorses Police Brutality In Speech To Cops:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-police-brutality_us_597b840fe4b02a8434b6575a

* So basically what people went to Federal Prison in the Bridgegate Scandal. "Trump administration threatens retribution against Alaska over Murkowski health votes:" https://www.adn.com/politics/2017/07/26/trump-administration-signals-that-murkowskis-health-care-vote-could-have-energy-repercussions-for-alaska/

* Reince Priebus is out of the Cabinet of Deplorables.

* "Anthony Scaramucci Called Me to Unload About White House Leakers, Reince Priebus, and Steve Bannon:" http://www.newyorker.com/news/ryan-lizza/anthony-scaramucci-called-me-to-unload-about-white-house-leakers-reince-priebus-and-steve-bannon

* "Here's The Real Reason Anthony Scaramucci Hates Reince Priebus:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/anthony-scaramucci-reince-priebus_us_597b6e06e4b02a8434b63e5a

* "Bipartisan House group meets quietly on Obamacare:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/28/house-group-obamacare-repeal-meeting-241083

* "Republicans try to pick up the pieces after healthcare defeat:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-healthcare-idUSKBN1AC1G0

* "How McCain tanked Obamacare repeal:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/28/how-mccain-upended-obamacare-repeal-241070

* "House of Representatives boosts military spending, gives Trump border wall money:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-defense-idUSKBN1AC38K

* "Can you imagine the changes to the workforce and how we treated workers if no one HAD to work to survive?:" http://satyrday.tumblr.com/post/163051742791/engineer-pearl0-timemachineyeah-can-you

* TW: Pedophilia. "Fmr. USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sex abuse to plead guilty on child porn charges:" https://mic.com/articles/181821/former-usa-gymnastics-doctor-accused-of-sex-abuse-to-plead-guilty-on-child-porn-charges?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.oQ1iRrI20

* "Video shows Georgia police officer beating homeless black woman during her arrest in June:" https://mic.com/articles/181913/video-shows-georgia-police-officer-beating-homeless-black-woman-during-her-arrest-in-june?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=movement&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.VeDKhuDfM

* "This isn't a question of how evil the military is lol the fact that trans people are banned from enlisting isnt making people upset because they wanted to enlist and now they cant its a problem because the ability to enlist is (unfortunately) a facet of citizenship that trans people had taken away from them and this is most likely the first step in this administrations movement to strip lgbt people of their citizenship:" http://brigdh.tumblr.com/post/163543880870/morethanonepage-mascgf-mascgf-this-isnt-a

* "Majority of Americans support transgender military service:" https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-military-transgender-poll-idUSKBN1AD2BL

* "The Justice Department Just Argued Against Gay Rights In A Major Federal Case:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/the-justice-department-just-argued-against-gay-rights-in-a?utm_term=.in8Z9WkLZ#.iwGmLKGVm

* "How About Using Pics Of Real Trans Service Members To Support Trans Troops?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/07/how-about-using-pics-of-real-trans.html

* The "Silent Protest Parade" of 1917: https://black-to-the-bones.tumblr.com/post/163543987060/hustleinatrap-for-those-who-have-no-idea-what

* "Bessie Stringfield (1911-1993): The Motorcycle Queen of Miami:" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/163529423683/bessie-stringfield-1911-1993-the-motorcycle

* "Pitch:" http://www.robot-hugs.com/pitch/

* "The Ethics of Portraying Sexual Violence in Media:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/ethics-sexual-violence-media/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "In Poland, an Assault on the Courts Provokes Outrage:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/world/europe/poland-courts-law-and-justice-party.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur

* "'It absolutely works': Housing First marks 1 year in Regina:" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/housing-first-regina-homelessness-one-year-1.4210744

* "Russia's Lavrov Says Trump May Have Met Putin More Times:" http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/trump-putin-may-have-met-more-times-says-russia-s-n785146

* "Trump's embrace of Russia making top advisers wary:" https://apnews.com/4b4b7e380f204b45a8c3055a5d45255e/Trump's-embrace-of-Russia-making-top-advisers-wary

* "How far can Trump take his pardon power?:"

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* "Trump especially upset after hearing Mueller would access tax returns: report:" http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/343081-trump-especially-upset-after-hearing-mueller-would-access-tax-returns

* But can Scaramucci do the fandango?

* "White House seeks to downplay discord at first briefing after shake-up:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/21/white-house-press-briefing-to-start-soon-240812

* "Spicer quits amid White House feud:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/21/sean-spicer-resigns-white-house-press-secretary-240802

* "Trump reshuffling legal team:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/20/politics/trump-corallo-resigns/index.html

* "Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/mueller-is-said-to-expand-probe-to-trump-business-transactions

* "Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort scheduled to testify July 26:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/19/politics/paul-manafort-donald-trump-jr-jared-kushner-testify/index.html

* "WaPo: Intel intercepts show Sessions, Kislyak talked Trump Russia:"

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* "Can Trump sabotage the Trump Russia probe?:"

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* "Trump makes ethics office more accommodating:"

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* And he a Birther, so you can imagine how bad at judging evidence he will be. "The Senate Is About To Confirm A Federal Judge Who Compared Abortion To Slavery:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-bush-judge-trump-abortion_us_596f960be4b01696c6a239f6

* "Team Trump Used Obamacare Money to Run PR Effort Against It:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-used-obamacare-money-to-run-ads-against-it

* Republicans are threatening another secret rob people of health care to give tax cuts to the rich bill next week. They are hoping to tire us out. Stay strong.

* "The Civil-Rights Luminary You’ve Never Heard Of:" http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/17/the-many-lives-of-pauli-murray

* "‘I never wanted to be with a man’: escaping Russia for Canada:" http://www.prospektmag.com/2017/05/escaping-russia-canada-forbidden-love/

* "Home Video: Crash Course Film History #13:"

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* "Why Early Globalization Matters: Crash Course Big History #206:"

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* "Ravens have paranoid, abstract thoughts about other minds:" http://www.wired.co.uk/article/ravens-theory-of-mind

* "Black Agnes (c.1312-1369): the Wife Who Defended a Castle:" http://rejectedprincesses.tumblr.com/post/160837683718/black-agnes-c1312-1369-the-wife-who-defended-a#notes

* TW: Suicide. "How Faith Bacon, Inventor of the Fan Dance, Leaped to Her Death:" https://travsd.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/how-faith-bacon-inventor-of-the-fan-dance-leaped-to-her-death/

* "The schoolgirl thrash metal band smashing stereotypes in Indonesia:" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jun/09/the-schoolgirl-thrash-metal-band-smashing-stereotypes-java-indonesia-voice-baceprot

* "The Dying God: Crash Course World Mythology #19 :"

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* "Exclusive - Goodbye, Sean Spicer:"

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* "President Trump Casually Makes Another Damning Admission:"

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* "Toying with Russia :"

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* "The Don - The President Show:"

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* "Bioshock Infinite Music - Shiny Happy People (1991) by R.E.M.:"

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* "All Star but it's Vintage Reggae Style - Smash Mouth Cover ft. Vonzell Solomon - Postmodern Jukebox :"

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* Rejoice, for the Car emergency is ended! I anal retentively ordered a Blue Cab for an hour before the appointment for fear of the cab coming late. I foraged, as it's just around the corner from Honest Mechanic (Alignment and Brakes Plus Bellingham). In the event things ran about a half hour later than projected with my car, but this was all to the good as it turned out that when they opened it up, the alternator was not fried as previously believed, but chock full of belt frags that had essentially frozen it in place, and labor at Honest Mechanic is much cheaper than a new alternator. The result is that there was enough left over that between us, we had enough money for the whole electric bill, plus meds for both of us and cat food.

If anyone donated and would like a refund for the meds money and kibbles, the fundraiser having only been for car repair and electric, PM me and I'll see what I can do next month. Thank you again donators. The lights will stay on at the cat asylum.

I went to pharmacy, library, and to get kibbles and spend the last of this month's food stamps on magic apricot straws. The car battery is fully charged. Squirrel got off to his game on time. As I wrote this, I was full, the forage put away, and Tavy was in his room playing with his new pharmacy bag. All is well with the world.

* "Preacher, Season 2, Episode 5: Dallas:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/preacher-season-2-episode-5-dallas.html

* "A Floor Map for Season Seven:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/a-floor-map-for-season-seven/

* "Five Ways To Ruin the Con Experience for Everyone Around You:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/five-ways-ruin-con-experience-for-everyone/

* Wow, whoever made Conjuring 2 had no idea why the first one was good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* Trump's first major concession to Putin with nothing won back in return. "Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow:" https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/trump-ends-covert-cia-program-to-arm-anti-assad-rebels-in-syria-a-move-sought-by-moscow/2017/07/19/b6821a62-6beb-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.10a8789f2757

* "Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions:" https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-20/mueller-is-said-to-expand-probe-to-trump-business-transactions

* "Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort scheduled to testify July 26:" http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/19/politics/paul-manafort-donald-trump-jr-jared-kushner-testify/index.html

* And he a Birther, so you can imagine how bad at judging evidence he will be. "The Senate Is About To Confirm A Federal Judge Who Compared Abortion To Slavery:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-bush-judge-trump-abortion_us_596f960be4b01696c6a239f6

* "Team Trump Used Obamacare Money to Run PR Effort Against It:" http://www.thedailybeast.com/team-trump-used-obamacare-money-to-run-ads-against-it

* "The Civil-Rights Luminary You’ve Never Heard Of:" http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/17/the-many-lives-of-pauli-murray

* "Home Video: Crash Course Film History #13:"

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* "Why Early Globalization Matters: Crash Course Big History #206:"

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* "Ravens have paranoid, abstract thoughts about other minds:" http://www.wired.co.uk/article/ravens-theory-of-mind

* TW: Suicide. "How Faith Bacon, Inventor of the Fan Dance, Leaped to Her Death:" https://travsd.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/how-faith-bacon-inventor-of-the-fan-dance-leaped-to-her-death/

* "The schoolgirl thrash metal band smashing stereotypes in Indonesia:" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jun/09/the-schoolgirl-thrash-metal-band-smashing-stereotypes-java-indonesia-voice-baceprot

* "The Dying God: Crash Course World Mythology #19 :"

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* "Bioshock Infinite Music - Shiny Happy People (1991) by R.E.M.:"

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* "All Star but it's Vintage Reggae Style - Smash Mouth Cover ft. Vonzell Solomon - Postmodern Jukebox :"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* Things that make me go Hmmmmm..... "Trump campaign paid $50,000 to Trump Jr.'s attorney:" http://www.politico.com/story/2017/07/15/trump-campaign-paid-jr-attorney-240592

* Lee and Moran have joined Collins and Paul in the "no" column on this iteration of ACA Repeal. Thanks to all of you who have made your voices heard. The protests worked. If these are your Congress Critters, consider calling them and thanking them, to encourage future spine in future iterations. If you have Republican Senators and/or Members of the House, please consider joining a Die In, Sit In, Town Hall Protest, one of those clever concrete things like the balloons or the paper chain things, Office protest, calling, or faxing now through end of August Recess. There is nothing stopping them from trying again except constituent anger.

* The only people benefiting from ACA repeal are the extremely rich. It's even bad for the Insurance industry. "'Simply Unworkable': Insurers Blast New Provision In Senate Health Bill:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-health-bill-insurers-unworkable_us_59697eb7e4b0d6341fe9111c

* "The Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Not Over. Here’s How You Can Join:" https://www.thenation.com/article/the-fight-against-the-dakota-access-pipeline-is-not-over-heres-how-you-can-join/

* "Recipe For A Shooting:" http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2016/06/13/recipe-for-a-shooting/

* TW: Rape. "She Told a Guy She Worked at an Abortion Clinic. On Their Next Date, He Raped Her.:" http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a10029357/calla-hales-abortion-clinic-rape-harassment/

* "The Uninhabitable Earth, Annotated Edition:" http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans-annotated.html

* Minimum wage: http://gwydionmisha.tumblr.com/post/163092032807/i-dont-believe-the-construction-of-minimum-wage

* "The Strange Story Of George Washington's Dentures & How They Ended Up In NYC:" http://gothamist.com/2017/07/07/george_washington_dentures_nyc.php

* The Car FUBAR Escalates, or what I did all afternoon while trying not to vomit: So apparently the alternator also went, but it looked like just a belt when the tow guy peered at it. This meant tow to honest Mechanic. If you are watching the expense of all this ratchet up in your head, you are experiencing my afternoon only without the heat, escalating stress and grim resignation.

Squirrel called me a Blue Cab home as I haven’t a cell phone, it was way too far to gimp even if I didn’t have an impressive amount of spinal damage, and I had the rest of the cash he’d handed me for repairs that I had not spent on the tow physically on my person. Blue cab is a glorious left wing alternative to Yellow Cab founded by ex-yellow cabbies that is cheaper and treats their employees well (Unlike Uber), and regulated (unlike Uber), and safe (unlike Uber). Today’s driver was a gorgeous larger woman with purple hair to match her clothes and some really cute arm tattoos. Seriously, I fricken love blue cab with the friendly counter culture drivers.

It turned out to be Customer Appreciation Day and the ride was free!

The rest though? Jesus fuck! So now we need to try to raise $4-500ish for this month’s car repairs as we are ALSO a month behind on Electricity because of last month’s car repairs. We can’t NOT fix it, as there is no Graveyard shift public transport for Squirrel and my disabilities make not having a car pretty much unlivable.

I hate that I keep having to beg for money, but I feel like I’m bailing a leaky boat with a sieve and we’re going to drown.

Want to help? Paypal Lethran@gmail.com

* Oh Gods, I just realized I’m also out of B complex to go with my melitonin, and I have prescription meds waiting down town. Nothing can be done about the B Commplex, of course. *Mentally adds Pharmacy to list of places I need to call tomorrow to be for an extra week’s grace*

* I am going to be furious if the bullshit politicking at the Bolshoi robs us of a chance to see Maria Alexandrova dance as Margot Fonteyn to Vladislav Lantratov's Nureyev. She is absolutely the perfect person to embody Fonteyn, and he has really come into his own this Spring. He is ready to do it now, I think, and their dancing together is beautiful and so gloriously in sync just now. I want this Nureyev to happen so much, even if I never get to see it. Rudolph Nurayev is so important to dance and meant so much to me growing up. I want this art to exist in the world, especially right now in the era of Putin and the anti-LGBTQIA laws and persecution in Russia. It's so important that it exist, that it be done right, that it be filmed so people can see it.

* "Ed Sheeran, Bad Wigs, and Boredom! Game of Thrones is Back!:" https://www.thefandomentals.com/ed-sheeran-bad-wigs-boredom-game-thrones-back/

* Zing: http://www.twolumps.net/d/20170717.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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "‘I was sold seven times': Yazidi women welcomed back into the faith:" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/01/i-was-sold-seven-times-yazidi-women-welcomed-back-into-the-faith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "North Korea Says It Successfully Test-Fired an ICBM:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/north-korea-launches-missile-into-waters-between-korea-and-japan-1499131848

* "U.S., Russia Spar Over Approach to North Korea Threat:" https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-tells-north-korea-it-is-prepared-to-go-to-war-1499243864

* This is how cowardly we are in this country. It is cruel and heartbreaking and has nothing to do with real security. "Denied: Afghanistan's All-Girl Robotics Team Can't Get Visas To The US:" https://www.forbes.com/sites/hilarybrueck/2017/06/29/denied-afghanistans-all-girl-robotics-team-cant-get-visas-to-the-u-s/#3ab16187367f

* "Investigators explore if Russia colluded with pro-Trump sites during US election:" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/05/donald-trump-russia-investigation-fake-news-hillary-clinton

* They thought the Declaration of Independence was Anti-Trump propaganda and thus unpatriotic. O.o "NPR Tweeted The Declaration Of Independence And Some Trump Supporters Were Offended:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/juliareinstein/we-hold-these-alternative-truths-to-be-self-evident?utm_term=.uqVqYMRxj#.dyG8emd2o

* "Court Blocks E.P.A. Effort to Suspend Obama-Era Methane Rule:" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/climate/court-blocks-epa-effort-to-suspend-obama-era-methane-rule.html

* People love inspiration porn, but don’t like grappling with the activist. I fucking hate when people infantilize people with disabilities. "Three Big Ableist Myths About the Life of Helen Keller:" http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/three-big-ableist-myths-about-life-helen-keller-180963793/

* "Your immigrant ancestors came here legally? Are you sure?:" http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/your-immigrant-ancestors-came-here-legally-are-you-sure-20170625.html

* "Meet the Most Feared Women in History:" http://www.messynessychic.com/2016/03/18/meet-the-amazonian-terminators-of-dahomey-the-most-feared-women-in-history/?utm_content=buffer3a0f4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

* "The Golden Age of Hollywood: Crash Course Film History #11:"

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* "Yu the Engineer and Flood Stories from China: Crash Course Mythology #17:"

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* Today I watched a C-SPAN recording of a Folger lecture on Shakespeare. I'll be mulling the lecture for a while, but given the location and subject matter, I couldn't help thinking of my time as a Philosophy monk. Winter's Tale, in particular always reminds me of the "Tutor" (Johnnie for Prof.) I had when we were studying it. Though I went to a number of productions in the Folgers Theater it is particularly Begger's Opera and As You Like It I associate with it, for a variety of reasons, as well as the Boy from Bethesda, who was my lover Spring of freshman year. All of this is a massive web of narrative, associations, and sense memory for me, too big and complex to get my head around at once.

I remembered so clearly the banister in front of the place we generally sat, and when they pulled back to show the audience, it was of the far side, not quite my angle, but very familiar. They did eventually pan the other way, and I could see my old seating section. The stage is so much smaller than I remember, though I was full grown when I sat in that room. In my head, the set for the Beggar's Opera seems massive and complex and exciting. I have read the play since, though never seen it. The starkness of the set behind the speaker and the smallness of the stage compared to my memory of it is such a strange thing when my scale and the design of the side seating is so spot on exact with my mental image.

Brains are weird.

* * "Killjoys, Season 3, Episode 1: Boondoggie:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/killjoys-season-3-episode-1-boondoggie.html

* All of this. "Fear The Walking Dead, Season Three, Episode Six: Red Dirt:" http://www.fangsforthefantasy.com/2017/07/fear-walking-dead-season-three-episode.html

* Snerk. Dick Cavett asked Micheal Caine about how he "lost his innocence." Michael Caine winged the question right back at him and leaned hard. Good for him. It was rude when he asked Betty Davis about losing her virginity too.

(Look, I will tell bits of the story when asked, but I also have no shame at all and I still obscure certain details even though no way does anyone I know know this guy, as the story does not reflect well on anyone involved. It's not funny or entertaining, so it rarely comes up. There is a difference between things one chooses to say in the context of friends discussing first times and aggressively questioning a stranger on National Television.)

In other news, wow, this interview is sexist and creepy on both sides.

* "This Photo Does Not Show A Guy Who Died While Masturbating During The Volcanic Eruption At Pompeii:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/this-viral-pompeii-masturbator-photo-is-a-lie?bftwnews&utm_term=.toDYp5adW#.gp1lvV6Ny

* Dick Cavett Observation: The ones I've seen before are all from earlier in his career ending in maybe the beginning of the '80's. The thing I am noticing when they show an occasional interview from the '90's is how much more he talks. He did tell the occasional story in the old ones and there are the classic opening monologues most talk show hosts do still, but the focus was more on the subject. The little stories were short and mostly designed to introduce the guest, briefly prime the guest, set up a story the guest was likely to tell, or involved some past interaction with the guest. Most of his half of the conversations were things that were prone to keep the guest talking or steer towards new areas of interest. I'm noticing he's much longer winded in the later ones, more prone to ramble, things are more about him than they used to be, though he never descends to James Lipton levels of self indulgence as far as I've noticed. It's a subtle thing. Likely a slow shift from being primarily a particular sort of setting for a gem to being a full conversational partner.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* Want Game of Thrones without the creepy? We need new players. We are very inclusive. "Game of Bones MUSH:" gobmush.wikidot.com
gwydion: (Default)
* "Donald Trump gets a royal snub:"

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* "Wheelchair users dragged away from McConnell’s office for protesting health care bill:" https://thinkprogress.org/wheelchair-protesters-arrested-ahca-dc-c7ecf4c94f59

Police brutalized peaceful protesters. " ADAPT’s D.C. area branch tweeted that officers were picking people up and dropping them, which video footage of the incident appears to corroborate. Several onlookers also reported seeing blood on the floor as activists were hauled away by police."

* This one has a bunch of footage, but less written inforamation. "Wheelchair-bound protesters removed from protest outside Mitch McConnell's office:" http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/wheelchair-bound-protesters-removed-from-protest-outside-mitch-mcconnells-office/article/2626808

* Please folks, they are voting next week to gut medicaid, return lifetime caps, bar coverage for pre-existing conditions so they can give the richest 1% massive tax cuts. They are going to kill a lot of us by denying us medication, chemotherapy, basic medical care. Please, please please. Now is when we really need phone calls, angry in person visits to offices, and die ins. Please, please, please, if you can protest, do.

* "The Senate health care bill is a blatant attack on America’s most vulnerable.:" https://newrepublic.com/minutes/143478/senate-health-care-bill-blatant-attack-americas-vulnerable

* "TransGriot Perv Watch- Guess Who Wasn't Caught In This Houston Area Child Predator Sting?:" http://transgriot.blogspot.com/2017/06/transgriot-perv-watch-guess-who-wasnt.html

* "Women in Canada have no legal recourse against pickup artists filming them:" https://mic.com/articles/180468/women-in-canada-have-no-legal-recourse-against-pickup-artists-filming-them?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=main&utm_source=policymicTBLR#.GGHsuY7jP

* "New Video Breaks Down Why Hollywood Needs Transgender Actors:" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/transgender-hollywood-video_us_594964b8e4b08709c82fe34c?utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_source=qv_fb&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000050

* "This Powerful Photo Series Shares People's Personal Stories Of The Pulse Nightclub Shooting:" https://www.buzzfeed.com/skarlan/dear-world-series?utm_term=.oiYwr4GGX#.cqVdm233l

* "The Famous Speech Chief Seattle Never Made:" http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-famous-speech-chief-seattle-never-made.htm

* I have lost track of how many days it's been since I had proper sleep. I'm thinking maybe a week ago? I am irritatingly struggling with the bare minimum as a result. This is likely negatively effecting my availability and quality. Apologies.

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

Details cut for your pleasure: )

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* "A Tremendous Journey - The President Show:"

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

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

* Class: Charlie, Quill, and the Doctor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

* 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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